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2011 Football Prospectus


2011 Football Prospectus


2011 Football Prospectus

Media Information Press Box Services

The L-R Sports Information Office will provide game programs, flip cards, notes and cumulative statistics prior to kickoff. Statistical summaries and play-by-play sheets will be distributed at halftime and a complete statistical packet will be available following the game. Telephones, a copier and a fax machine are available on a first-come, first-serve opportunity.

John Karrs

Sports Information Director

Overview

Sidelines

Sideline passes can be issued to photographers representing newspapers, bona fide college publications or other periodicals. Please request those passes well in advance of game day.

We hope you will find the 2011 Lenoir-Rhyne Football Prospectus helpful as you cover the Bears and the South Atlantic Conference. If we can be of assistance to you, please let us know. The following information should be useful for members of the working press planning to cover Lenoir-Rhyne home games at Moretz Stadium.

Website

Press Passes

Web Audio

Get up-to-the minute information on the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team and the other 19 intercollegiate teams on the internet. The address is www.lrbears.com. Rosters, notes and statistical information can be found with a click of a mouse.

Passes for the working press should be obtained from the Sports Information Office in advance of game day. Credentials will be limited to working media only. If media credentials are not mailed, they will be available at will call.

All Lenoir-Rhyne football games, free of charge to the school and the listener, will be broadcasted over the internet in 2011 at www.lrbears.com. Special thanks to Red Zone Media (www.redzonemedia.com) for providing this opportunity.

Parking

Special Requests

Press parking at Moretz Stadium is available on a limited basis at the north end of the practice football field behind the press box. Requests for parking passes must be made well in advance of game day through the Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Information Office.

Photos, special stories, tickets or other information may be requested in writing to: L-R Sports Information Office at P.O. Box 7356, Hickory, N.C. 28603, by telephoning (828) 328-7174 or by faxing (828) 328-7399. John Karrs’ e-mail is karrsjd@ lr.edu.

Press Box

Interview Requests

The press box is located atop the west stands of Moretz Stadium and will accomodate approximately 44 persons and two radio broadcast crews. Only members of the working press, visiting coaches and scouts with credentials and official representatives will be allowed access to the press box. Refreshments will be available in the press box just prior to the game.

Radio

Visiting radio crews should request permission to broadcast games from Moretz Stadium through the Sports Information Office. A courtesy line will be provided to visiting radio stations, but they will be responsible for all long distance calls.

Media Guide

The entire 2011 Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Media Guide will be available online only at www.lrbears.com.

Members of the media are welcome at most Bear practices. Players and coaches are generally available for interviews before and after practice. Please contact the sports information office for practice time and football personnel availability.

Weekly Press Conference

Coach Mike Houston and selected staff and players meet in Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cromer Center for the athletic news conference every Tuesday at Noon during the football season.

Office Location

The Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Information Office is located in the Shuford Memorial Gymnasium on Stasavich Place.

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Athletic Website, www.lrbears.com, got a makeover during the summer of 2009 and is now sponsored by Athleticsite.

Media Outlets

WKVS Radio (Flagship Station) Phone: (828) 758-1033 crockett@kicksradio.com Associated Press - Raleigh Bureau Phone: (919) 510-8937 ncsports@ap.org; JMcCreary@ap.org Hickory Daily Record Phone: (828) 322-4510 sports@hickoryrecord.com Charlotte Observer Phone: (704) 358-5000 obsports@charlotteobserver.com Observer News-Enterprise Phone: (828) 464-0221 onesports@observernewsonline.com Lenoir News-Topic Phone: (828) 758-7381 (ext. 324) sports@newstopic.net Winston-Salem Journal Phone: (800) 642-0925 sports@wsjournal.com WHKY Radio Phone: (828) 322-5115 jsavage@whky.com Asheville Citizen-Times Phone: (828) 252-5610 scoreboard@citizen-times.com


2011 Football Prospectus

General Information Quick Facts

Name of School..................................................Lenoir-Rhyne University Location...................................................................................Hickory, N.C. Founded...................................................................................................1891 Enrollment.............................................................................................1,800 Nickname.............................................................................................. Bears School Colors....................................................................... Cardinal, Black Stadium............................................................................................... Moretz Capacity..................................................................................................8,500 Affiliation........................................................................NCAA Division II Conference.............................................................................South Atlantic President...........................................................................Dr. Wayne Powell Alma Mater................................................................Texas Lutheran, 1971 Athletic Director............................................................... Neill McGeachy Alma Mater................................................................... Lenoir-Rhyne, 1965 Athletic Department Phone . ........................................ (828) 328-7116

Historical Information

First year of football.............................................................................1907 First year of Modern Era....................................................................1921 Overall record (Modern Era)................................................. 425-403-33 All-time bowl/playoff record............................................................5-3-1 Last postseason appearance..............................................................1962 Result................................................... L, 28-13 (Central Oklahoma State)

Sports Information

Sports Information Director  ............................................... John Karrs SID E-mail Address ....................................................karrsjd@lr.edu SID Office Phone............................................................... (828) 328-7174 SID Home Phone............................................................... (828) 261-9973 Assistant SID...............................................................................Asa Moran SID E-mail Address .............................................. asa.moran@lr.edu SID FAX................................................................................ (828) 328-7399 SID Mailing Address...........................................................P.O. Box 7356 Hickory, N.C. 28603 Overnight Address...........................Lenoir-Rhyne Central Receiving 8th Avenue NE Hickory, N.C. 28601

Team Information

2010 overall................................................................................. 7-4 2010 conference record/finish......................................... 4-3/T-3rd 2010 final ranking............................................................ not ranked Basic offense.................................................................... Flex Bone Basic defense......................................................................Multiple Letterwinners Returning/Lost.............................................. 52/37 Starters Returning/Lost (Offense)............................................6/5 Starters Returning/Lost (Defense)...........................................8/3 Starters Returning/Lost (Special Teams).................................4/2

Directory Information (Area Code 828)

Athletic Business Office................................................... 328-7116 Compliance....................................................................... 328-7114 Director of Athletics......................................................... 328-7128 Facilities and Special Events............................................ 328-7114 Marketing and Promotions............................................... 328-7113 Piedmont Educational Foundation.................................. 328-7130 Sports Medicine................................................................ 328-7127

Coaching Information

Head Coach.......................................................................... Mike Houston Alma Mater, Year................................................................Mars Hill, 1994 Record at school (years)...............................................................first year Career record (years)...........................................................same as above Football office phone........................................................ (828) 328-7121 Best time/day to reach coach ....................................... early afternoon Assistants: Brent Thompson (Norwich [Vt.], 1998), Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach; Ron Boyd (West Virginia Wesleyan, 1992), Offensive Line and Strength & Conditioning Coach; Blake Harrell (Western Carolina, 2002), Inside Linebackers and Special Teams Coach and Coordinator of Recruiting; Roy Tesh (Greensboro, 2004); Defensive Line Coach and Director of Football Operations; Aaron Brock (Alma, 1997), Outside Linebackers Coach and Academic Coordinator; Chris Coleman (North Carolina State, 2000), Wide Receivers Coach; Lou Conte (Springfield [Mass.], 2005), Running Backs Coach; Brandon Lynch (Middle Tennessee State, 2006), Secondary Coach; Brad McClaugherty (Lenoir-Rhyne, 2010), Video Coordinator; Gaston Miller (Vanderbilt, 2010); Offensive Graduate Assistant; Tarron Williams (Gardner-Webb, 2009), Defensive Graduate Assistant; Matt Guerrieri (Davidson, 2011), Graduate Assistant. Head Athletic Trainer............................................ Michael Flicker, ATC

2011 Schedule Sept. 3.............at Concord........................................................ 7 p.m. Sept. 10...........at Davidson....................................................... 7 p.m. Sept. 17...........CARSON-NEWMAN^.................................... 7 p.m.

(Family Weekend)

(Homecoming)

Oct. 1..............at North Greenville.......................................... 7 p.m. Oct. 8..............BREVARD^...................................................... 2 p.m. Oct. 15............at Tusculum^............................................... 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22............at Mars Hill^.................................................... 1 p.m. Oct. 29............WINGATE^...................................................... 2 p.m. Nov. 5..............NEWBERRY^.................................................. 2 p.m. Nov. 12............at Catawba^................................................. 1:30 p.m. ^ = South Atlantic Conference Game

Broadcast Information

In the summer of 2008, Lenoir-Rhyne signed Kicks 103.3 WKVSFM as the new football broadcast partner. Kicks 103.3 WKVS-FM is part of the Foothills Radio Group which includes The Bluegrass Station 1080-AM and News Talk WJRI 1340AM. The station covers all or portions of Caldwell, Catawba, Burke, Lincoln, Watauga, McDowell, Avery and Alexander Counties and is celebrating its 18th year on the air. Davy Crockett, who is currently the Program Director of the Foothills Radio Group, will once again serve as the play-by-play man (“Voice Of The Bears”) while Jack Huss returns as the color analyst and Ju Ju Phillips is back as the sideline reporter.


2011 Football Prospectus

2011 2007 Roster Numerical No.

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1.................. Calvin Caldwell.......................................DB.................. 5-9...................185.................. Fr.....................Greenville, S.C. (J.L. Mann HS) 2.................. Jasper Thomas.........................................RB.................. 5-9...................175.................. Sr.....................High Point, N.C. (T. Wingate Andrews HS) 3.................. Chris Christian........................................DB.................. 5-10.................180.................. So....................Wadesboro, N.C. (Anson County HS) 4.................. Jamont Jones...........................................DB.................. 5-8...................170.................. Sr.....................Washington, N.C. (Washington HS) 5.................. Richard Walker........................................LB................... 6-0...................185.................. Sr.....................Loganville, Ga. (Berkmar HS) 6.................. Cle-Artiss Davis......................................LB................... 6-2...................195.................. Jr......................Miramar, Fla. (Miramar HS) 7.................. Jeff Haney ..............................................LB................... 6-0...................210.................. So....................Auburn, Ga. (Apalachee HS) 8.................. Michael Green.........................................DB.................. 6-0...................175.................. So....................Kingsland, Ga. (Camden County HS) 9.................. Brett Boyles.............................................QB.................. 6-0...................180.................. So....................Ararat, N.C. (Surry Central HS) 10................ Major Herron..........................................QB.................. 5-11.................175.................. Sr.....................Kingsland, Ga. (Camden County HS) 11................ Byron Darby............................................RB.................. 6-0...................190.................. Sr.....................Gastonia, N.C. (Highland Tech HS) 12................ Nick Stutts...............................................WR................. 6-1...................210.................. Sr.....................Statesville, N.C. (North Iredell HS) 13................ Miron McClain........................................RB.................. 5-7...................170.................. So....................College Park, Ga. (Maynard Jackson HS) 14................ Reuben Haynes.......................................QB.................. 6-0...................185.................. Jr......................Commerce, Ga. (Commerce HS) 15................ Doug Ellis................................................LB................... 5-11.................175.................. Jr......................Powder Springs, Ga. (Hillgrove HS) 16................ Graham Duncan.....................................RB.................. 5-10.................170.................. So....................Gainesville, Ga. (North Hall HS) 17................ Jacob Copeland.......................................DB.................. 6-1...................205.................. So....................Palmetto, Ga. (Northgate HS) 18................ Brandon Wilson......................................QB.................. 5-9...................165.................. Fr.....................Lincolnton, N.C. (Lincolnton HS) 19................ Josh Justice...............................................RB.................. 6-0...................190.................. Fr.-RS.............Belmont, N.C. (South Point HS) 20................ Spencer Linquist.....................................P/K................ 5-11.................175.................. So....................Newton, N.C. (Newton-Conover HS) 21................ Artis Gilmore..........................................WR................. 6-2...................190.................. Jr......................Asheville, N.C. (T.C. Roberson HS) 22................ Quintin Gay.............................................DB.................. 5-11.................180.................. So....................Concord, N.C. (Central Cabarrus HS) 23................ Cam Thompkins.....................................DB.................. 6-0...................180.................. Sr.....................Sanford, Fla. (Illinois State Univ.) 24................ Collis Clark..............................................DB.................. 5-11.................165.................. Fr.....................Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS) 25................ Brandon Lowery.....................................RB.................. 5-11.................190.................. So....................Thomasville, N.C. (Tarleton State Univ.) 26................ Langston Williams..................................DB.................. 5-9...................175.................. Fr.....................Atlanta, Ga. (Lakeside HS) 27................ Clay Mazza...............................................DB.................. 6-2...................215.................. Fr.....................Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Ponte Vedra HS) 28................ Ryan Sanford...........................................DB.................. 5-11.................175.................. So....................Sanford, Fla. (Seminole HS) 29................ Jon Holts..................................................FB................... 6-1...................210.................. So....................Grottoes, Va. (Spotswood HS) 30................ Katari Fannin..........................................DB.................. 5-11.................180.................. Fr.....................Lithonia, Ga. (Lakeside HS) 31................ LeBrandon Banner.................................DB.................. 5-10.................175.................. Sr.....................Winston-Salem, N.C. (North Forsyth HS) 32................ Justin Bacon.............................................LB................... 6-0...................205.................. So....................Waynesville, N.C. (Tuscola HS) 33................ Justin Wynn.............................................RB.................. 5-10.................170.................. Jr......................Brevard, N.C. (T.C. Roberson HS) 34................ Mike Fields..............................................FB................... 6-0...................215.................. Fr.....................Greensboro, N.C. (Southeast Guilford HS) 35................ Steven Hester..........................................FB................... 5-11.................220.................. Fr.-RS.............Cumming, Ga. (North Forsyth HS) 36................ Demetrius Green....................................LB................... 5-11.................190.................. Jr......................Cedartown, Ga. (Cedartown HS) 37................ Isaiah Whitaker.......................................RB.................. 5-10.................195.................. Fr.-RS.............Salisbury, N.C. (Salisbury HS) 38................ Kevin Baxter............................................DB.................. 6-1...................185.................. Fr.....................Columbia, S.C. (Irmo HS) 39................ Dee Gooseby...........................................LB................... 5-11.................190.................. So....................Monroe, Ga. (Monroe Area HS) 40................ Tanner Botts............................................LB................... 6-2...................230.................. Fr.....................Lawrenceville, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS) 41................ Jarrod Spears...........................................RB.................. 5-9...................180.................. Fr.....................Bunnlevel, N.C. (Harnett Central HS) 42................ Joe Anderson...........................................RB.................. 5-8...................190.................. Fr.....................Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview HS) 43................ Chris Robinson.......................................RB.................. 5-8...................185.................. Fr.....................Newnan, Ga. (Newnan HS) 44................ Stephen Amoah......................................LB................... 5-11.................190.................. Fr.....................Charlotte, N.C. (David W. Butler HS) 45................ Chris Carter.............................................LB................... 6-1...................230.................. Jr......................Jamestown, N.C. (Lucy Ragsdale HS) 46................ J.J. Brink....................................................LB................... 6-1...................220.................. Fr.-RS.............Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton HS) 47................ Zach Long...............................................DB.................. 6-0...................190.................. So....................Advance, N.C. (Davie County HS) 48................ Richard Williams.....................................RB.................. 5-7...................160.................. Fr.....................Norcross, Ga. (Meadow Creek HS) 49................ Tyler Botts...............................................DL.................. 6-2...................215.................. Fr.....................Lawrenceville, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS) 51................ Adrian Hart.............................................DL.................. 6-1...................230.................. Fr.....................Stafford, Va. (North Stafford HS) 52................ Marcus Byrd............................................OL.................. 6-0...................230.................. So....................Hickory, N.C. (St. Stephens HS) 53................ Jamison Chalmers...................................DL.................. 6-0...................225.................. Fr.....................Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood HS) 54................ Robert Marshall......................................OL.................. 5-11.................275.................. Fr.....................Spring Hill, Fla. (Hudson HS) 55................ B.J. Woodley.............................................DL.................. 6-0...................235.................. So....................Charlotte, N.C. (David W. Butler HS) 56................ Trae Gilley...............................................OL.................. 6-0...................235.................. Fr.....................Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS) 57................ M.J. Blanks...............................................DL.................. 6-1...................225.................. Fr.....................High Point, N.C. (High Point Central HS) 58................ Mike Harold............................................OL.................. 6-3...................270.................. Sr.....................Newton, N.C. (Newton-Conover HS) 59................ Zach Thomas..........................................OL.................. 6-2...................255.................. Fr.....................Hillsborough, N.C. (Cedar Ridge HS)


2011 Football Prospectus

2011 2007 Roster Numerical No.

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61................ Jim Bayer..................................................OL.................. 6-0...................275.................. Fr.-RS.............Lawrenceville, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS) 64................ Jesse Johnson...........................................OL.................. 6-0...................275.................. Sr.....................Burnsville, N.C. (Mountain Heritage HS) 65................ Zach Howell............................................DL.................. 6-2...................260.................. So....................Burnsville, N.C. (Mountain Heritage HS) 66................ Chandler Caldwell...................................OL.................. 6-1...................290.................. Fr.....................Cornelius, N.C. (Lake Norman HS) 67................ Ethan Ricci..............................................DL.................. 6-1...................250.................. Fr.....................Holly Springs, N.C. (Fuquay-Varina HS) 69................ Kaleb Myrick...........................................OL.................. 6-3...................270.................. Jr......................Loganville, Ga. (South Gwinnett HS) 70................ Jeremy Smith...........................................OL.................. 6-2...................270.................. Sr.....................Moore, S.C. (Dorman HS) 71................ Joe Ray......................................................OL.................. 6-0...................225.................. Fr.....................Atlanta, Ga. (Druid Hills HS) 72................ Will Joseph...............................................OL.................. 6-3...................300.................. Jr......................Hickory, N.C. (St. Stephens HS) 73................ Kenny Dockel.........................................OL.................. 5-11.................290.................. Fr.....................Clover, S.C. (Clover HS) 74................ Parker Murray..........................................OL.................. 6-3...................270.................. So....................Ninety Six, S.C. (Ninety Six HS) 75................ Zack Bunn...............................................OL.................. 6-2...................240.................. So....................Lucama, N.C. (James B. Hunt HS) 76................ Chandler Rearden...................................OL.................. 6-1...................265.................. Sr.....................Greenwood, S.C. (Liberty Univ.) 78................ A.J. Hopke...............................................DL.................. 5-10.................195.................. Fr.....................Taylorsville, N.C. (Alexander Central HS) 79................ Stephen Benson......................................OL.................. 6-4...................290.................. Fr.....................Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Pinecrest HS) 80................ Mike Lawrence........................................WR................. 5-9...................175.................. Fr.....................Winston-Salem, N.C. (Carver HS) 81................ Teverrius Jones........................................WR................. 6-2...................200.................. Fr.....................Washington, Ga. (Washington-Wilkes HS) 82................ Marquis Webb.........................................WR................. 5-8...................175.................. Fr.....................Stone Mountain, Ga. (Parkview HS) 83................ D.J. Bolden...............................................DB.................. 5-8...................165.................. Fr.....................Greer, S.C. (Riverview HS) 84................ Brad Ratkowski.......................................WR................. 5-11.................180.................. So....................Brevard, N.C. (Spruce Creek [Fla.] HS) 86................ Colin Corpe.............................................K..................... 6-2...................180.................. Sr.....................Ocala, Fla. (Vanguard HS) 88................ Stuart Jones..............................................WR................. 6-3...................180.................. So....................Irmo, S.C. (Dutch Fork HS) 89................ Jared Thompson.....................................TE.................. 6-3...................230.................. Jr......................Statesville, N.C. (Elon Univ.) 90................ Evan Short...............................................DL.................. 6-4...................275.................. Jr......................Hickory, N.C. (St. Stephens HS) 91................ Nelson Bullard........................................DL.................. 6-2...................240.................. Sr.....................Shelby, N.C. (Crest HS) 92................ Randy Carroll..........................................DL.................. 6-2...................230.................. Fr.-RS.............Alpharetta, Ga. (Marist HS) 93................ Brandon Martin......................................DL.................. 6-3...................270.................. Jr......................Roebuck, S.C. (Dorman HS) 94................ Anthony Avery........................................DE.................. 6-1...................220.................. Fr.-RS.............Winston-Salem, N.C. (Carver HS) 95................ James Long..............................................DL.................. 6-0...................245.................. So....................Gainesville, Va. (Battlefield HS) 96................ Demarcus Jones......................................DL.................. 6-3...................220.................. Fr.-RS.............Bailey, N.C. (Southern Nash HS) 97................ Blake Baker..............................................DE.................. 6-1...................215.................. Fr.-RS.............Bethlehem, N.C. (Alexander Central HS) 98................ Evan Black...............................................DL.................. 6-4...................230.................. Jr......................Stone Mountain, Ga. (Shiloh HS) 99................ Jason Arenillas.........................................DL.................. 6-0...................290.................. Jr......................Hollywood, Fla. (Hollywood Hills HS) Andrew Gehring.........................................................DB.................. 6-2...................205.................. Fr.....................Bailey, N.C. (Southern Nash HS) Zach Greer...................................................................DB.................. 5-9...................180.................. Fr.....................Hudson, N.C. (South Caldwell HS) Josh Holbrooks...........................................................OL.................. 6-4...................190.................. Fr.....................Mooresville, N.C. (Mooresville HS) Matt Jackson................................................................K..................... 5-9...................170.................. Fr.....................Lexington, N.C. (Lexington HS) Devin Kendrick...........................................................FB................... 5-7...................200.................. Fr.....................Gastonia, N.C. (Hunter Huss HS) Keliko Labuanan.........................................................LB................... 5-9...................185.................. So....................Kings Mountain, N.C. (Methodist Univ.) Josh Lee-Richburg.......................................................TE/OL.......... 5-10.................225.................. Fr.....................Wilmington, N.C. (North Brunswick HS) Andrew Leslie..............................................................LB................... 6-1...................230.................. Fr.....................Kannapolis, N.C. (A.L. Brown HS) Joe Litton......................................................................K..................... 6-0...................190.................. Fr.....................Claremont, N.C. (Bunker Hill HS) Trendell Lynch.............................................................RB.................. 5-9...................170.................. Fr.....................Nashville, N.C. (Southern Nash HS) Justin McCombs..........................................................WR................. 5-11.................180.................. Sr.....................Newton, N.C. (Bandys HS) Terry McFadden..........................................................WR................. 5-8...................175.................. So....................Orangeburg, S.C. (North HS) Cortez Nixon...............................................................DB.................. 5-9...................160.................. Fr.....................Gastonia, N.C. (Forestview HS) Tim Page.......................................................................QB.................. 5-8...................175.................. Fr.....................Connelly Springs, N.C. (East Burke HS) Taylor Pennell..............................................................DB.................. 6-0...................180.................. Fr.....................Taylorsville, N.C. (Alexander Central HS) Drayton Queen............................................................LS................... 5-11.................185.................. Fr.....................Gaffney S.C. (Gaffney HS) Mike Richter.................................................................TE.................. 6-0...................240.................. Jr......................Fairfax, Va. (Robinson HS) Devyn Travis................................................................FB................... 6-0...................230.................. Fr.....................Lincolnton, N.C. (West Lincoln HS) Robbie Wagner............................................................LB................... 5-11.................220.................. Fr.....................Greer, S.C. (Riverside HS) Greyson Wells..............................................................WR................. 6-1...................185.................. Fr.....................West Jefferson, N.C. (Ashe County HS) Dion Williams..............................................................DB.................. 5-10.................160.................. Fr.....................Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken HS) Robert Williams...........................................................LB................... 5-11.................200.................. Fr.....................Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek HS) Brad Winter..................................................................P..................... 6-2...................210.................. Jr......................Sacramento, Calif. (Shasta Coll.) Latham York................................................................LB................... 5-11.................200.................. Fr.....................Huntersville, N.C. (North Mecklenburg HS)


2011 Football Prospectus

2011 2007 Preview Overview

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team enters a new coaching era this fall in one of its best positions in a long time. L-R Head Coach Mike Houston, who became the 18th mentor in school history in May, inherits a team coming off its first winning season since 1994. The Bears finished last year with a 7-4 record and a 4-3 mark in the South Atlantic Conference to go along with rousing victories over Carson-Newman and Catawba to end the season. No stranger to L-R, Houston has been the team’s defensive coordinator the past four years before being elevated to head coach following the retirement of four-year mentor Fred Goldsmith. Although much will remain intact including most of the coaching staff, Houston will put his own stamp on a program which returns 52 letterwinners and 18 starters. The Bears are now finally set to make a legitimate run to the league title.

Offense

The Bears are entering their fourth year running the flex bone offense and the numbers keeping improving each season. For the first time since 1994, L-R averaged over 400 yards of offense (401 ypg) including an NCAA Division II-leading 319.5 yards per game rushing in 2010. Much of the ground game’s success goes to the work up front. This year’s offensive line is shaping up to be one of the best in a long time as all five positions return players who have made a number of starts. Anchoring the unit is senior right tackle Chandler Rearden (Greenwood, S.C.). Rearden, who earned All-American honors by a host of publications last season, became the first player in school history to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy. The trophy is given annually to the top offensive lineman in the conference. The Bears’ right side will also feature junior guard Kaleb Myrick (Loganville, Ga.). Myrick came into his own last year and earned All-SAC honors for his performance. Although L-R loses Chad Thacker at the center position, the Bears appear to be in good shape with sophomore Zach Howell (Burnsville, N.C.).

Senior Jamont Jones, a 2011 Second-Team All-SAC Preseason pick, finished with 50 tackles last year and should be L-R’s top cornerback and return man this fall.

Howell earned valuable playing time starting at right guard in 2010 thanks to a couple of injuries and more than held his own. The left tackle and left guard positions should be manned by sophomore Parker Murray (Ninety Six, S.C.) and sophomore Zack Bunn (Lucama, N.C.), respectively. Murray was more or less a starter off the bench last season and the versatile thirdyear player was plugged in anywhere the Bears needed him along the front. Bunn got his feet wet in 2010 after taking over the left tackle spot in the latter half of the year and will now move to guard. Senior center Jeremy Smith (Moore, S.C.) and senior left tackle Jesse Johnson (Burnsville, N.C.) are two of LenoirRhyne’s top reserves on the offensive line. Once again, Lenoir-Rhyne would like to get more production from its passing game despite the play of senior wide receiver Nick Stutts (Statesville, N.C.). Stutts was, by far, the Bears’ top option through the air as he finished with 544 yards receiving on 35 catches and two scores. Stutts also earned all-league preseason honors this fall for his performance. An outstanding blocker with sure hands,

Stutts has developed into one of the most important, all-around players on the squad. Junior Artis Gilmore (Asheville, N.C.) gives the Bears another option at wideout and the team would like to see his production increase. Meanwhile, junior tight end Jared Thompson (Statesville, N.C.) has a lot of potential but is unproven. L-R has always been able to rotate running backs in and out thanks to a stable of versatile and talented players in the backfield. However, Lenoir-Rhyne will have to dig deep into its reserves this year and ask several newcomers to step in with the loss of All-American Le’Quan McCorkle and four-year starters Andrew Courman and James Pone. Senior fullback Byron Darby (Gastonia, N.C.) looks to regain his form from two years ago when he led the squad in rushing (651 yards in 2009). Darby, a 1,000-yard career rusher, hopes to respond to an increased work load this year. Redshirt freshman Isaiah Whitaker (Salisbury, N.C.) has chance at cracking the starting line-up at fullback and could make an immediate impact. Senior Jasper Thomas (High Point, N.C.) takes over one of the two halfback spots while junior Justin Wynn (Brevard, N.C.) gets first chance at the other. Both players have seen action in the past but will now carry more of the load. Thomas, one of the fastest players on the squad, has been especially productive despite injuries. For his career, Thomas has rushed for 517 yards while averaging 7.2 yards per carry and eight touchdowns. Redshirt freshman Josh Justice (Belmont, N.C.) and sophomore Graham Duncan (Gainesville, Ga.) are penciled in as the next line of halfbacks and should see plenty of touches but the Bears may lean on several newcomers as well. Quarterback is another position of strength with the return of the team’s top two signal callers. Senior Major Herron (Kingsland, Ga.) became the full-time starter last season and developed into one of the most productive quarterbacks in the league. Herron finished with 1,712 total yards (a team-high 883 on the ground and 829


2011 Football Prospectus

2011 2007 Preview (cont.) through the air) and led the conference with 16 rushing touchdowns in 2010. Junior Reuben Haynes (Commerce, Ga.) is a more-than-capable back-up who led L-R to a season-ending victory over Catawba last fall. Haynes has a lot of speed and gives the Bears a different option on offense.

Probable Starting Lineup

Defense

Lenoir-Rhyne’s improvement as a team coincides with its steady progress on the defensive side of the ball. Last year, L-R led the league by a wide margin in total defense (276.6 ypg) and finished fourth nationally in rushing defense (75.7 ypg) and third in sacks (39). The Bears now field one of the top units in the league and it starts with the group up front. The Bears have fielded a strong defensive line in recent seasons and this year will be no exception with every starter returning. L-R’s defensive front is led by pair of all-conference honorees in junior defensive tackle Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.) and senior defensive end Nelson Bullard (Shelby, N.C.). Martin, a First-Team All-SAC pick last year and preseason All-American this fall, led the team in sacks (7.5) while Bullard finished with 31 tackles and six quarterback sacks. Junior Jason Arenillas (Hollywood, Fla.) had a solid first season starting at nose guard last year and is looking for a breakout campaign in 2011. Junior Evan Black (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and sophomore B.J. Woodley (Charlotte, N.C.) are two of L-R’s top reserves on the defensive line. At linebacker, junior Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) returns after finishing second on the squad in tackles (75) en route to first-team all-conference honors. Green anchors a unit which also returns junior Chris Carter (Jamestown, N.C.), who has a knack for making plays as he finished with 28 tackles, 2.5 quarterbacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception last fall. Carter will head up the outside linebacker position while Green and either sophomore Jeff Haney (Auburn, Ga.) or sophomore Justin Bacon (Waynesville, N.C.) will man the inside spots for the Bears.

Senior wideout Nick Stutts led the Bears with 544 yards receiving on 35 receptions and two touchdowns last season and was a preseason all-conference honoree in 2011.

2011 Preseason Poll 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Wingate (4)...........................................................52 Carson-Newman..................................................49 Lenoir-Rhyne (2).......................................42 Tusculum (2)........................................................40 Catawba.................................................................38 Newberry..............................................................33 Mars Hill...............................................................26 Brevard....................................................................8

() indicates first-place votes

Juniors Cle-Artiss Davis (Miramar, Fla.), who finished with 30 tackles and five sacks last year, and Doug Ellis (Powder Springs, Ga.) will battle for first-string duties at linebacker once preseason camp arrives. Sophomore Zach Long (Advance, N.C.) was one of Lenoir-Rhyne’s top newcomers last season and should move into the “Bandit” position for the Bears. Long finished with 27 tackles and three sacks in 2010 as a defensive back. The secondary will have to try to make up for the loss of safeties Marcus Shuford, last year’s South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player Of The Year, and Carl Brooks but the Bears appear to have several players waiting in the wings. Free safety looks to be taken over by sophomore Michael Green (Kingsland, Ga.).

Offense (six) WR: NICK STUTTS (6-1, 210, Sr.) TE: Jared Thompson (6-3, 230, Jr.) LT: Parker Murray (6-3, 270, So.) LG: ZACK BUNN (6-3, 270, So.) C: ZACH HOWELL (6-2, 260, So.) RG: KALEB MYRICK (6-3, 270, Jr.) RT: CHANDLER REARDEN (6-1, 265, Sr.) QB: MAJOR HERRON (5-11, 175, Sr.) FB: Byron Darby or Isaiah Whitaker (6-0, 190, Sr.) (5-10, 195, RFr.) HB: Jasper Thomas (5-9, 175, Sr.) HB: Justin Wynn (5-10, 170, Jr.) Defense (eight) DT: BRANDON MARTIN (6-3, 270, Jr.) NG: JASON ARENILLAS (6-0, 290, Jr.) DE: NELSON BULLARD (6-2, 240, Sr.) Bandit: Zach Long (6-0, 190, So.) ILB: DEMETRIUS GREEN (5-11, 190, Jr.) ILB: Jeff Haney or Justin Bacon (6-0, 210, So.) (6-0, 205, So.) OLB: CHRIS CARTER (6-1, 230, Jr.) SS: RICHARD WALKER (6-0, 185, Sr.) FS: Michael Green (6-0, 175, So.) CB: LEBRANDON BANNER (5-10, 175, Sr.) CB: JAMONT JONES (5-8, 170, Sr.) Special Teams (four) P: SPENCER LINQUIST (5-11, 175, So.) K: COLIN CORPE (6-2, 180, Sr.)   PR: JAMONT JONES (5-8, 170, Sr) KR: JAMONT JONES (5-8, 170, Sr.) CAPS designates returning starters from 2010


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2011 2007 Preview (cont.) Green looks to return to his 2009 form when he was one of the Bears’ best defenders with 50 tackles and three interceptions. Senior Richard Walker (Loganville, Ga.) moves into the strong safety position after playing linebacker the past three years. Walker (42 tackles in 2010) brings athleticism and experience to the table as he starts for the third straight year. Senior cornerback Jamont Jones (Washington, N.C.), a four-year starter, looks to end his career in fine fashion. Last season, Jones totaled 50 tackles and two picks and could see those numbers improve even more. Jones also earned preseason all-league honors this fall. The other cornerback, senior LeBrandon Banner (Winston-Salem, N.C.), had a nice coming-out party in 2010 in his first season starting. Banner (41 tackles last year) and Jones give the Bears a formidable cornerback duo. Senior safety Cam Thompkins (Sanford, Fla.) has seen time as a starter in each of the past three seasons and gives L-R a much-needed reserve this fall. Thompkins is also one of the most experienced players on the team. Sophomore defensive backs Quintin Gay (Concord, N.C.), Ryan Sanford (Sanford, Fla.) and Chris Christian (Wadesboro, N.C.) all left spring ball second on the depth chart and each hopes to improve after promising first years.

Special Teams

L-R’s special teams should be solid with the return of both the punter and kicker in addition to its top return man. Sophomore Spencer Linquist (Newton, N.C.) had a solid first season punting (38.4 yards per punt) for the Bears and should only get better while senior placekicker Colin Corpe (Ocala, Fla.) looks to regain the form that earned him first-team all-league honors as a freshman in 2008. Corpe has a chance to become the school’s all-time leader in scoring for kickers this year as well. Jones has handled return duties for the past several years and should get help from Michael Green and Gilmore this season. Copeland has the nod at long snapper while sophomore Brett Boyles (Ararat, N.C.) takes over as the holder.

2011 Schedule S. 3............at Concord................................7 p.m. S. 10..........at Davidson...............................7 p.m. S. 17..........CARSON-NEWMAN............7 p.m. O. 1...........at North Greenville.................7 p.m. O. 8...........BREVARD................................2 p.m. (Homecoming) O. 15.........at Tusculum......................... 2:30 p.m. O. 22.........at Mars Hill...............................1 p.m. O. 29.........WINGATE...............................2 p.m. N. 5...........NEWBERRY...........................2 p.m. N. 12 .......at Catawba........................... 1:30 p.m.

2010 Results A. 28.........CHOWAN........................... W, 59-10 S. 4............CONCORD.........................L, 17-20 S. 11..........DAVIDSON........................ W, 41-13 S. 18..........at North Greenville............ W, 20-19 O. 2...........at Newberry..........................L, 36-40 O. 9...........MARS HILL.........................L, 20-24 O. 16.........at Brevard............................... W, 24-8 O. 23.........TUSCULUM....................... W, 34-31 O. 30.........at Wingate.............................L, 24-27 N. 6...........at Carson-Newman............. W, 52-14 N. 13.........CATAWBA.......................... W, 31-17

Senior Colin Corpe, a three-year starter, is currently second on Lenoir-Rhyne’s alltime scoring list for kickers with 188 points entering 2011.

2010 South Atlantic Conference Standings SAC Overall Wingate..................................... 6-1..........9-3 Carson-Newman..................... 5-2..........7-4 Lenoir-Rhyne..................... 4-3........ 7-4 Catawba.................................... 4-3..........6-4 Mars Hill................................... 3-4..........5-6 Newberry................................. 3-4..........4-6 Tusculum.................................. 2-5..........6-5 Brevard..................................... 1-6..........4-7

Schedule

For the first time since the 2005 campaign, the Bears’ schedule will feature 10 games including four at Moretz Stadium. All of Lenoir-Rhyne’s non-conference games will take place on the road starting off with the season opener at Concord (September 3). The Mountain Lions finished 8-3 last season. L-R’s home slate includes Carson-Newman (September 17), Brevard (October 8) for Homecoming, Wingate (October 29) and Newberry (November 5). The Bears defeated the Eagles last season for the first time since 1978 while the Bulldogs are coming off their first-ever South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship.

Junior Reuben Haynes gives the Bears a lot of depth at the quarterback position and the signal caller led L-R to a season-ending win over Catawba in 2010.

Lenoir-Rhyne caps off the season against long-time rival Catawba (November 12) in Salisbury, N.C. The Bears and Indians have met 90 times and L-R has beaten Catawba two of the last three times on the road.


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MikeGoldsmith Houston Fred

Head Football Coach • First Season at L-R Mars Hill, 1994

The Houston File

Education • Bachelor’s - Mars Hill (1994)

Coaching Experience • Defensive Coordinator, Forbush (N.C.) High School (1994-95) • Defensive Coordinator, T.C. Roberson (N.C.) High School (1996-00) • Head Coach, T.C. Roberson (N.C.) High School (2001-05) • Associate Head Coach & Defensive Coordinator, Brevard (2006) • Defensive Coordinator, Lenoir-Rhyne (2007-10) • Head Coach, Lenoir-Rhyne (2011-present) Honors • Times-News Area Coach Of The Year, T.C. Roberson High School (2002 & 2004)

Mike Houston became the 18th Head Football Coach in Lenoir-Rhyne’s history when he was hired on May 9, 2011. Houston just wrapped up his fourth season as Lenoir-Rhyne’s Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach. Under Houston’s leadership, the Bears’ defense had one of their best seasons in recent memory in 2010. Last fall, Lenoir-Rhyne led the South Atlantic Conference in total defense (276.6 ypg) and finished fourth in NCAA Division II in rushing defense (75.7 ypg). In addition, senior defensive back Marcus Shuford (Newton, N.C.) became the third player in school history to win league defensive player-of-the-year honors. On February 4, 2010, Houston was elevated to Assistant Head Coach. Houston came to Lenoir-Rhyne after spending one year (2006) as the Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Brevard College. At Brevard, Houston was part of a staff that re-established football after a 56-year absence. The 2006 Tornado squad won two games while playing a roster comprised of true freshman. Prior to Brevard, Houston served as the Head Coach at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C., from 2001-05. Under Houston, T.C. Roberson went 42-18 (5-4 in the playoffs) and was a two-time TimesNews Area Coach Of The Year (2002 and ’04).

Houston was also named an Assistant Coach for the 2005 North Carolina Shrine Bowl staff and helped lead North Carolina to a 28-24 win over South Carolina. Houston’s 2004 T.C. Roberson squad was his best-ever, as the team went through the regular season undefeated and finished 13-1 before losing in the state semifinals. The 2004 team averaged 38 points per game while allowing just nine points per outing as it won its first-ever conference championship in school history. Houston left T.C. Roberson with the highest winning percentage of any coach in school history and helped establish the Rams as one of the top football programs in the state of North Carolina. Houston, who was a 2005 Shrine Bowl Assistant Coach, spent five years as T.C. Roberson’s Defensive Coordinator (19962000) before taking over the head job. Houston started his coaching career at Forbush High School in East Bend, N.C., where he served as Falcons’ Defensive Coordinator (1994-95). Houston is a 1994 graduate of Mars Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and played tight end on the Lions’ football squad Houston is married to the former Amanda Owen and the couple has one child, Owen Michael, who was born on December 1, 2008.

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Personal • Wife, Amanda • Son, Owen Michael

Lenoir-Rhyne Head Coach Mike Houston, his wife (Amanda) and his son (Owen Michael) at last year’s football media day.

On May 9, 2011, Mike Houston became the 18th Head Football Coach in Lenoir-Rhyne’s history.


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2010 2006 Season Highlights 2010-11 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Overview

The 2010 Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team produced its first winning season in 16 years as the Bears sported a 7-4 mark including a 4-3 record in the South Atlantic Conference. L-R finished the year strong with four victories in its final five contests including wins over Carson-Newman and Catawba.

Name Major Tavis Bailey................................................... Undecided Evan Black...............................................Pre-Engineer Corron Boston............... Broadcast & Electronic Media J.J. Brink.......................................Accounting/Finance Randy Carroll............... Broadcast & Electronic Media Colin Corpe....................................................... English Graham Duncan..........................................Accounting Major Herron....................... Physical Education/K-12 Zach Howell........................ Health & Exercise Science Demarcus Jones............................................Accounting Josh Justice........................... Health & Exercise Science Jimmy Long................................................... Undecided Gaston Miller......................Master’s of Liberal Studies Parker Murray.................................... Religious Studies Nick Stutts...................................................Marketing Brian Sullivan.................................. Biology/Chemistry Chad Thacker....................................... Political Science Jared Thompson...............Health & Physical Education

Lenoir-Rhyne Continues To Be Home, Sweet Home Lenoir-Rhyne led the South Atlantic Conference in attendance last season as the Bears averaged 6,010 fans per contest. A total of 36,057 fans attended a football game at Moretz Stadium including a seasonhigh 7,247 against Mars Hill on Homecoming (October 9, 2010). The Bears have led the league in attendance in eight of the last nine years.

All-League Honorees

Six players earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors for the Bears in 2010. Junior offensive lineman Chandler Rearden (Greenwood, S.C.), sophomore defensive lineman Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.), sophomore linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) and senior defensive back Marcus Shuford (Newton, N.C.) were named to the first team. Meanwhile, sophomore offensive lineman Kaleb Myrick (Loganville, Ga.) and junior defensive lineman Nelson Bullard (Shelby, N.C.) earned second-team all-conference accolades.

Rushing Offense: No. 1 In The Land

Lenoir-Rhyne led NCAA Division II in rushing last season as it averaged 319.5 yards per game. The output is also a school record, breaking the 1975 mark of exactly 300 yards per contest.

Unsung Heroes – Anthony Silvers, Chandler Rearden & Major Herron

The three-time all-conference selection also played in the Cactus Bowl, the annual NCAA Division II All-Star Game in Kingsville, Texas, last winter.

Charles H. Moretz, Sr., Scholarship Carl Brooks

Defense Rules

L-R’s defense was, by far, the best in the league last season. Its average of 276.6 yards per game was 82.5 yards better than the secondranked unit in the conference.

Finally, A Victory Over The Eagles

In addition to being the top rushing team in the nation, Lenoir-Rhyne also ranked third in the country in quarterback sacks (39) and fourth in rushing defense (75.7 ypg).

For the first time since 1978, Lenoir-Rhyne handed Carson-Newman a loss. The Bears defeated the Eagles by a 52-14 score on November 6, 2010, in Jefferson City, Tenn., to snap a 31-game losing streak against Carson-Newman. Ironically, L-R also clinched its first winning season since 1994 on the same day.

Two Of A Kind

SAC Honor Roll

Other National Rankings

Chandler Rearden and Marcus Shuford had two of the best seasons in L-R history last year. Rearden became the first player in L-R history to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually to the top offensive lineman in the South Atlantic Conference. In addition, Rearden earned All-American honors by five different publications (AFCA, Daktronics, Associated Press, d2football.com and Don Hansen). Shuford was the third player for LenoirRhyne to win South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player-Of-The-Year honors last fall.

Post-Season Awards

Defensive back Marcus Shuford (200710) leaves Lenoir-Rhyne as a three-time all-league honoree and was named the 2010 SAC Defensive Player Of The Year.

Eighteen members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team were named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2010-11 academic year. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 grade point average or higher. The following is a list of the 18 players who were named to the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll from L-R.

McCrorie Award – Brandon Martin Phil Burns Award – Jesse Johnson

Melford L. & Jane Hollar Miller Football Scholarship – Le’Quan McCorkle Hanley H. Painter Endowed Scholarship Fund – James Pone Voigt R. Cromer Award – Major Herron David A. Moose Scholarship – Nick Stutts Clarence P. Stasavich Endowed Scholarship – Chandler Rearden Kontane Offensive MVP Major Herron Everett Chevrolet Defensive MVP – Marcus Shuford Al Caneli Special Teams Award Zach Long Moretz Sports Heavy Hitter Award – Carl Brooks Offensive Scout MVP – Brett Boyles & Justin Wynn Defensive Scout MVP – Anthony Avery


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2010 2006 Statistics Team

L-R Scoring...................................................................................... 358 Points Per Game................................................................ 32.5 First Downs............................................................................. 219 Rushing............................................................................... 170 Passing................................................................................. 34 Penalty................................................................................. 15 Rushing Yardage...................................................................... 3,515 Yards gained rushing........................................................ 3,713 Yards lost rushing.............................................................. 198 Rushing Attempts.............................................................. 639 Average Per Rush.............................................................. 5.5 Average Per Game............................................................ 319.5 TDs Rushing...................................................................... 41 Passing Yardage....................................................................... 896 Att-Comp-Int..................................................................... 132-64-8 Average Per Pass................................................................ 6.8 Average Per Catch............................................................. 14.0 Average Per Game............................................................ 81.5 TDs Passing....................................................................... 4 Total Offense........................................................................... 4,411 Total Plays.......................................................................... 771 Average Per Play................................................................ 5.7 Average Per Game............................................................ 401.0 Kick Returns-Yards................................................................. 37-745 Punt Returns-Yards................................................................. 18-87 Interception Returns-Yards................................................... 12-174 Kick Return Average.............................................................. 20.1 Punt Return Average.............................................................. 4.8 Interception Return Average................................................. 14.5 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................... 17-9 Penalties-Yards......................................................................... 56-453 Average Per Game............................................................ 41.2 Punts-Yards.............................................................................. 44-1,576 Average Per Punt............................................................... 35.8 Net punt average............................................................... 30.9 Time of Possession/Game................................................... 33:45 3rd-Down Conversions.......................................................... 72/165 3rd-Down Pct.................................................................... 0.44 4th-Down Conversions.......................................................... 13/19 4th-Down Pct.................................................................... 0.68 Sacks By-Yards........................................................................ 39-277 Misc Yards................................................................................ -8 Touchdowns Scored............................................................... 46 Field Goals-Attempts............................................................. 13-21 PAT-Attempts.......................................................................... 39-43 Attendance............................................................................... 36,057 Games/Avg Per Game..................................................... 6/6,010

Score By Quarters

Opp 223 20.3 170 57 103 10 833 1,267 434 308 2.7 75.7 9 2,210 367-215-12 6.0 10.3 200.9 16 3,043 675 4.5 276.6 65-1,260 21-195 8-61 19.4 9.3 7.6 15-8 60-454 41.3 60-2,274 37.9 35.5 26:15 48/151 0.32 7/18 0.39 13-60 14 30 6-16 23-29 17,344 5/3,469

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2

3

4

Total

Lenoir-Rhyne Opponents

91 57

115 72

74 27

78 67

358 223

Rushing

Major Herron Le’Quan McCorkle James Pone Gaston Miller Andrew Courman Byron Darby Jasper Thomas Reuben Haynes Anthony Silvers Jacob Copeland Artis Gilmore Corron Boston Antwain Ross Team Total Opponents

GP 11 11 11 10 11 9 9 6 8 5 10 2 3 7

Att 227 136 57 33 39 62 18 30 21 6 1 2 4 3

Yards 883 565 514 369 319 299 187 146 127 47 47 11 2 -1

11 11

639 308

3,515 833

Avg. TD Lng Avg./G 3.9 16 71 80.3 4.2 3 26 51.4 9.0 8 65 46.7 11.2 3 65 36.9 8.2 2 79 29.0 4.8 1 17 33.2 10.4 3 32 20.8 4.9 3 42 24.3 6.0 2 44 15.9 7.8 0 24 9.4 47.0 0 47 4.7 5.5 0 6 5.5 0.5 0 8 0.7 -0.3 0 0 -0.1 5.5 2.7

41 9

79 38

319.5 75.7

Passing

Major Herron Reuben Haynes Anthony Silvers James Pone Jacob Copeland

GP Comp Att 11 60 124 6 1 4 8 2 2 11 0 1 5 1 1

Int 7 1 0 0 0

Pct. 48.4 25.0 100.0 0.0 100.0

Yards 829 15 3 0 49

TD 2 1 0 0 1

Eff. 98.58 89.00 112.60 0.0 841.60

Total Opponents

11 11

132 367

8 12

48.5 58.6

896 2,210

4 16

81.5 200.9

Receiving

64 215

Nick Stutts Artis Gilmore Devan Pointer Gaston Miller Andrew Courman Le’Quan McCorkle Stuart Jones James Pone Byron Darby Zach Howell

GP 11 10 7 10 11 11 2 11 9 3

No. 35 12 6 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

Yards 544 117 48 40 42 17 49 37 2 0

Avg. TD Lng Avg./G 15.5 2 52 49.5 9.8 0 44 11.7 8.0 0 17 6.9 13.3 0 17 4.0 21.0 1 49 3.8 8.5 0 7 1.5 49.0 1 49 24.5 37.0 0 37 3.4 2.0 0 2 0.2 0.0 0 0 0.0

Total Opponents

11 11

64 215

896 2,210

14.0 10.3

Punt Returns Jamont Jones Marcus Shuford Artis Gilmore Total Opponents

Kickoff Returns Jamont Jones Artis Gilmore Gaston Miller Ricky Fawbush Jeff Haney Quintin Gay Total Opponents

Interception Returns Marcus Shuford Carl Brooks Jamont Jones Cam Thompkins Chris Carter Chris Christian Demetrius Green Total Opponents

Fumble Returns

4 16

No. 10 5 3

Yards 31 58 -2

Avg. 3.1 11.6 -0.7

18 21

87 195

No. 17 12 3 3 1 1

Yards 400 235 52 33 5 20

Avg. 23.5 19.6 17.3 11.0 5.0 20.0

37 65

745 1,260

20.1 19.4

No. 3 3 2 1 1 1 1

Yards 39 47 48 30 10 0 0

Avg. 13.0 15.7 24.0 30.0 10.0 0.0 0.0

12 8

174 61

14.5 7.6

4.8 9.3

52 50

81.5 200.9

TD Long 0 11 0 19 0 1 0 1

19 26

TD Long 0 49 0 25 0 22 0 15 0 5 0 20 0 2

49 86

TD Long 0 26 1 25 0 48 0 30 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0

48 29

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Yards

Avg.

Jimmy Long Graham Duncan

1 1

15 31

15.0 31.0

TD Long 0 0

15 31

Total Opponents

2 4

46 76

23.0 19.0

0 2

31 37


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2010 2006 Statistics Statistics (cont.) (cont.) Punting

Spencer Linquist Team Total Opponents

No. Yards 41 1,576 3 0 44 60

1,576 2,274

Avg. 38.4 0.0

Long 68 0

TB 1 0

FC 7 0

35.8 37.9

68 60

1 3

7 6

I20 Blk 14 3 0 0 14 16

3 0

Field Goals Colin Corpe Total

FGA FGM 13 21 13

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0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Lng Blk 0-0 6-6 6-9 1-5 0-1 47 4 0-0

6-6

6-9

1-5

0-1

47

4

Defensive Statistics GP Solo Marcus Shuford 11 47 Demetrius Green 11 38 Victor Nito 11 26 Jamont Jones 11 28 Carl Brooks 11 32 Richard Walker 11 24 L. Banner 11 27 Nelson Bullard 11 15 C. Davis 11 23 Chris Carter 11 13 Zach Long 10 17 Brandon Martin 9 12 Jason Arenillas 10 9 Cam Thompkins 8 11 Ricky Fawbush 8 12 Austin Newton 10 10 Evan Black 6 6 Doug Ellis 8 8 Jimmy Long 9 3 Jeff Haney 7 8 B.J. Woodley 8 4 Justin McCombs 4 3 Dee Gooseby 4 4 Ryan Sanford 5 4 Graham Duncan 5 3 Chris Christian 6 2 Marcus Byrd 4 2 Jacob Copeland 5 4 Brian Sullivan 4 2 Mike Harold 3 3 Nicholas Burns 3 1 Reece Barbour 3 2 Robert Browning 6 2 Artis Gilmore 10 1 L. McCorkle 11 2 Quintin Gay 3 1 Jacarri Bowen 3 1 Kaleb Myrick 7 . TM TEAM 7 1 James Pone 11 1 Zack Bunn 3 . Anthony Silvers 8 . Jared Thompson 3 1 James Justice 1 . Randy Carroll 3 . Steven Hester 2 .

|-------Tackles-------| Ast Total TFL/Yds 31 78 2.0-4 37 75 8.5-33 25 51 5.0-13 22 50 0.5-2 16 48 7.0-49 18 42 6.0-13 14 41 2.5-5 16 31 8.0-39 7 30 8.0-39 15 28 6.5-35 10 27 4.0-38 10 22 9.0-39 8 17 2.5-7 5 16 1.5-5 2 14 . 3 13 1.0-10 5 11 4.5-22 2 10 . 7 10 3.5-18 . 8 . 3 7 1.5-11 2 5 . 1 5 . 1 5 0.5-3 2 5 . 2 4 . 2 4 1.0-1 . 4 . 1 3 1.0-5 . 3 1.0-6 2 3 . 1 3 . 1 3 . 1 2 . . 2 . 1 2 0.5-2 1 2 . 1 1 . . 1 . . 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . . 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . .

|-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH . 3-39 8 . 3.0-22 1-0 2 3 1.0-4 . 4 2 . 2-48 7 . 2.0-23 3-47 4 . 0.5-1 . 1 . . . 3 . 6.0-32 . 2 1 5.0-36 . 1 3 2.5-25 1-10 1 1 3.0-34 . 1 . 7.5-37 . . 1 1.0-5 . 1 2 . 1-30 3 . . . . . 1.0-10 . . 1 3.0-19 . . . . . . . 1.5-13 . 1 2 . . . . 1.5-11 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1.0-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1

|-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds FF . . 1-0 . . . 1-0 1 . . 1-0 . . . . 2 . 1 2-0 . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1-0 1 . . . . 1-15 . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Blkd Kick 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . .

Total Opponents

278 369

39-277 13-60

8-46 9-76

4 9

11 11

413 514

691 883

85-399 62-186

12-174 8-61

42 17

22 13

6 9


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Yearly Results Year

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Head Coach

1907.................... 0.......... 3........... 0 ...................000............................. T.M. Warlick 1908.................... 5.......... 2........... 1.....................688............................. T.M. Warlick 1909.................... 3.......... 5........... 0.....................375................................B.H. Shoaf 1910.................... 1 ......... 2 ......... 0.....................333......................... D.M. Williams 1911.................... 3.......... 3........... 0.....................500.......................... D.M. Williams 1921.................... 2.......... 3........... 0.....................400.................................. Phil Utley 1922.................... 1.......... 5........... 0.....................167.................... Norman Lamotte 1923.................... 0.......... 5........... 0.....................000.................... Norman Lamotte 1924.................... 5.......... 4........... 0.....................556..............................Dick Gurley 1925.................... 6.......... 3........... 0.....................667..............................Dick Gurley 1926.................... 7.......... 2........... 0.....................778..............................Dick Gurley 1927.................... 3.......... 6........... 1.....................350..............................Dick Gurley 1928.................... 2.......... 6........... 1.....................278..............................Dick Gurley 1929.................... 4.......... 5........... 1.....................450..............................Dick Gurley 1930.................... 3.......... 6........... 1.....................350..............................Dick Gurley 1931.................... 3.......... 7........... 0.....................300..............................Dick Gurley 1932.................... 4.......... 5........... 1.....................450.................................Pat Shores 1933.................... 3.......... 3........... 3.....................500.................................Pat Shores 1934.................... 5.......... 4........... 1.....................550.................................Pat Shores 1935.................... 4.......... 4........... 1.....................500.................................Pat Shores 1936.................... 3.......... 6........... 1.....................350.................................Pat Shores 1937.................... 3.......... 5........... 2.....................400........................Albert Spurlock 1938.................... 4.......... 3........... 2.....................556.................................Pat Shores 1939.................... 6.......... 1........... 3.....................750.................................Pat Shores 1940.................... 6.......... 3........... 0.....................667.................................Pat Shores 1941.................... 4.......... 6........... 0.....................400.................................Pat Shores 1946.................... 5.......... 6........... 0.....................455...................Clarence Stasavich 1947.................... 5.......... 4........... 1.....................550...................Clarence Stasavich 1948.................... 6.......... 3........... 1.....................650...................Clarence Stasavich 1949.................... 7.......... 3........... 0.....................700...................Clarence Stasavich 1950.................... 8.......... 2........... 0.....................800...................Clarence Stasavich * 1951.................. 10.......... 1........... 0.....................909...................Clarence Stasavich * 1952.................... 8.......... 1........... 0.....................889...................Clarence Stasavich 1953.................... 4.......... 5........... 0.....................444...................Clarence Stasavich 1954.................... 2.......... 7........... 1.....................250...................Clarence Stasavich * 1955.................... 9.......... 0........... 1.....................950...................Clarence Stasavich * 1956.................. 10.......... 0........... 0..................1.000...................Clarence Stasavich * 1957.................... 8.......... 2........... 1.....................773...................Clarence Stasavich * 1958.................... 9.......... 1........... 0.....................900...................Clarence Stasavich *!^1959.................. 10.......... 1........... 0.....................909...................Clarence Stasavich *! 1960................11.........0.........1..................958.............Clarence Stasavich * 1961.................... 8.......... 1........... 1.....................850...................Clarence Stasavich *!^1962.................. 11.......... 1........... 0.....................917..........................Hanley Painter 1963.................... 4.......... 6........... 0.....................400..........................Hanley Painter 1964.................... 3.......... 6........... 1.....................350..........................Hanley Painter * 1965.................... 7.......... 3........... 0.....................700..........................Hanley Painter * 1966.................... 6.......... 3........... 0.....................667..........................Hanley Painter * 1967.................... 8.......... 1........... 0.....................889..........................Hanley Painter * 1968.................... 7.......... 2........... 0.....................778..........................Hanley Painter 1969.................... 6.......... 4........... 0.....................600..........................Hanley Painter 1970.................... 7.......... 4........... 0.....................636..........................Hanley Painter 1971.................... 2.......... 7........... 1.....................250..........................Hanley Painter 1972.................... 5.......... 6........... 0.....................455..........................Hanley Painter 1973.................... 5.......... 5........... 1.....................500....................... Danny Williams 1974.................... 7.......... 3........... 1.....................682.................................. Jack Huss * 1975.................... 7.......... 3........... 1.....................682.................................. Jack Huss 1976.................... 0........ 10........... 1.....................045.................................. Jack Huss 1977.................... 5.......... 5........... 1.....................500.................................. Jack Huss 1978.................... 6.......... 5........... 0.....................545.................................. Jack Huss 1979.................... 5.......... 5........... 0.....................500.................................. Jack Huss 1980.................... 4.......... 7........... 0.....................364......................... Henry Vansant

Year

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Head Coach

1981.................... 2.......... 9........... 0.....................182......................... Henry Vansant 1982.................... 6.......... 5........... 1.....................542......................... Henry Vansant 1983.................... 4.......... 6........... 0.....................400......................... Henry Vansant 1984.................... 1........ 10........... 0.....................091.................................John Perry 1985.................... 3.......... 8........... 0.....................273.................................John Perry 1986.................... 4.......... 7........... 0.....................364.................................John Perry 1987.................... 7.......... 4........... 0.....................636.................................John Perry 1988.................... 8.......... 3........... 0.....................727.................................John Perry 1989.................... 5.......... 6........... 0.....................455.................................John Perry 1990.................... 7.......... 4........... 0.....................636.................................John Perry 1991.................... 6.......... 5........... 0.....................545......................... Charles Forbes 1992.................... 5.......... 5........... 0.....................500......................... Charles Forbes 1993.................... 7.......... 3........... 0.....................700......................... Charles Forbes 1994.................... 8.......... 2........... 0.....................800......................... Charles Forbes 1995.................... 3.......... 7........... 0.....................300......................... Charles Forbes 1996.................... 1.......... 9........... 0.....................100......................... Charles Forbes 1997.................... 0........ 10........... 0.....................000.................................... Bill Hart 1998.................... 2.......... 9........... 0.....................182.................................... Bill Hart 1999.................... 5.......... 6........... 0.....................455.................................... Bill Hart 2000.................... 4.......... 7........... 0.....................364.................................... Bill Hart 2001.................... 3.......... 8........... 0.....................273.................................... Bill Hart 2002.................... 3.......... 7........... 0.....................300.............................Wayne Hicks 2003.................... 3.......... 8........... 0.....................273.............................Wayne Hicks 2004.................... 3.......... 8........... 0.....................273.............................Wayne Hicks 2005.................... 5.......... 5........... 0.....................500.............................Wayne Hicks 2006.................... 3.......... 8........... 0.....................273.............................Wayne Hicks 2007.................... 2.......... 9........... 0.....................182....................... Fred Goldsmith 2008.................... 3.......... 8........... 0.....................273....................... Fred Goldsmith 2009.................... 5.......... 6........... 0.....................455....................... Fred Goldsmith 2010.................... 7.......... 4........... 0.....................636....................... Fred Goldsmith

* = Conference Champion ! = NAIA Playoffs ^ = NAIA National Championship Finalist

Coaching History Coach Fred Goldsmith (2007-10) Wayne Hicks (2002-06) Bill Hart (1997-01) Charles Forbes (1991-96) John Perry (1984-90) Henry Vansant (1980-83) Jack Huss (1974-79) Danny Williams (1973) Hanley Painter (1962-72) Clarence Stasavich (1946-61) Albert Spurlock (1937) Pat Shores (1932-36, 1938-41) Dick Gurley (1924-31) Norman Lamotte (1922-23) Phil Utley (1921) D.M. Williams (1910-11) B.H. Shoaf (1909) T.M. Warlick (1907-08)

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17 17 14 30 35 16 30 5 66 120 3 20 33 1 2 4 3 5

27 36 40 31 42 27 31 5 43 37 5 13 39 10 3 5 5 5

0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 2 7 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 1

.386 .321 .260 .492 .455 .375 .492 .500 .604 .777 .400 .523 .461 .091 .400 .444 .375 .500


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2011 Opponents Series Records Concord

Saturday, Sept. 3 • 7:00 p.m. • Athens, W.Va.

Location............................................................................Athens, W.Va. Head Coach....................................... Garin Justice (West Virginia, 2006) Record at Concord....................................................................first year 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................8-3 2010 Conference Record/Finish................................ 5-3/4th (WVIAC) Series Record..................................................... Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 6-2

Carson-Newman

Saturday, Sept. 17 • 7:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location.................................................................. Jefferson City, Tenn. Head Coach....................................Ken Sparks (Carson-Newman, 1968) Record at Carson-Newman...................................... 294-74-1 (31 years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................7-4 2010 Conference Record/Finish...................... 5-2/2nd (South Atlantic) Series Record.............................................Carson-Newman leads, 41-10

Brevard

Saturday, Oct. 8 • 2:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location............................................................................ Brevard, N.C. Head Coach................................Paul Hamilton (Applachian State, 1981) Record at Brevard....................................................... 14-29 (four years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................4-7 2010 Conference Record/Finish....................... 1-6/8th (South Atlantic) Series Record..................................................... Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 3-1

Mars Hill

Saturday, Oct. 22 • 1:00 p.m. • Mars Hill, N.C.

Location..........................................................................Mars Hill, N.C. Head Coach.................................................. Tim Clifton (Mercer, 1976) Record at Mars Hill.......................................................98-91 (17 years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................5-6 2010 Conference Record/Finish....................3-4/T-5th (South Atlantic) Series Record..................................................... Mars Hill leads, 21-15-1

Newberry

Saturday, Nov. 5 • 2:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location.......................................................................... Newberry, S.C. Head Coach.....................................Todd Knight (Gardner-Webb, 1989) Record at Newberry....................................................10-10 (two years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................4-6 2010 Conference Record/Finish....................3-4/T-5th (South Atlantic) Series Record...............................................Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 39-30-7

Davidson

Saturday, Sept. 10 • 7:00 p.m. • Davidson, N.C.

Location......................................................................... Davidson, N.C. Head Coach................................... Tripp Merritt (UNC Charlotte, 1990) Record at Davidson...................................................... 26-36 (six years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................3-8 2010 Conference Record/Finish........ 3-5/6th (Pioneer Football League) Series Record.................................................. Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 9-8-1

North Greenville

Saturday, Oct. 1 • 7:00 p.m. • Tigerville, S.C.

Location...........................................................................Tigerville, S.C. Head Coach........................Jamey Chadwell (East Tennessee State, 1999) Record at North Greenville.........................................11-11 (two years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................9-3 2010 Conference Record/Finish........................................ Independent Series Record..................................................... Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 2-0

Tusculum

Saturday, Oct. 15 • 2:30 p.m. • Greeneville, Tenn.

Location..................................................................... Greeneville, Tenn. Head Coach.......................................... Frankie DeBusk (Furman, 1991) Record at Tusculum......................................................77-64 (12 years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................5-6 2010 Conference Record/Finish....................... 2-5/7th (South Atlantic) Series Record........................................................... Tusculum leads, 9-5

Wingate

Saturday, Oct. 29 • 2:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location............................................................................Wingate, N.C. Head Coach................................................Joe Reich (Gettysburg, 1987) Record at Wingate.........................................................66-43 (10 years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................9-3 2010 Conference Record/Finish........................6-1/1st (South Atlantic) Series Record..................................................Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 15-10

Catawba

Saturday, Nov. 12 • 1:30 p.m. • Salisbury, N.C.

Location...........................................................................Salisbury, N.C. Head Coach............................................... Chip Hester (Guilford, 1992) Record at Catawba...................................................... 63-34 (nine years) 2010 Overall Record..........................................................................6-4 2010 Conference Record/Finish....................4-3/T-3rd (South Atlantic) Series Record...................................................... Catawba leads, 46-40-4


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2011 Lenoir-Rhyne Football Schedule Date

Day

Opponent

Site

Time

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17

Sat. Sat. Sat.

Athens, W.Va. Davidson, N.C. Hickory, N.C.

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 1 Oct. 8

Sat. Sat.

Tigerville, S.C. Hickory, N.C.

7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Concord Davidson Carson-Newman (Family Weekend) North Greenville #Brevard (Homecoming) #Tusculum #Mars Hill #Wingate #Newberry #Catawba

Greeneville, Tenn. Mars Hill, N.C. Hickory, N.C. Hickory, N.C. Salisbury, N.C.

2:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

All home games are cardinal All away games are black # -- South Atlantic Conference games Head Coach: Mike Houston


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