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2012 Football Prospectus


2012 Football Prospectus


2012 Football Prospectus

Media Information Press Box Services

John Karrs

Sports Information Director

Overview

We hope you will find the 2012 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 i nformation should be useful for members of the working press planning to cover Lenoir-Rhyne home games at Moretz Stadium.

Press Passes

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.

Parking

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.

Press Box

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 2012 Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Media Guide will be available online only at www.lrbears.com.

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.

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.

Website

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.

Web Audio

All Lenoir-Rhyne football games, free of charge to the school and the listener, will be broadcasted over the internet in 2012 at www.lrbears.com. Special thanks to Red Zone Media (www.redzonemedia.com) for providing this opportunity.

Special Requests

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.

Interview Requests

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


2012 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)................................................. 432-406-33 All-time bowl/playoff record............................................................5-3-1 Last postseason appearance..............................................................1962 Result................................................... L, 28-13 (Central Oklahoma State)

Coaching Information

Head Coach.......................................................................... Mike Houston Alma Mater, Year................................................................Mars Hill, 1994 Record at school (years)......................................................7-3 (one 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 Coach; Blake Harrell (Western Carolina, 2002), Inside Linebackers and Special Teams Coach; 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 & Coordinator of Recruiting; Brandon Lynch (Middle Tennessee State, 2006), Secondary Coach; Brad McClaugherty (LenoirRhyne, 2010), Video Coordinator; Tarron Williams (Gardner-Webb, 2009), Cornerbacks Coach; Chandler Rearden (Lenoir-Rhyne, 2012), Graduate Assistant Offensive Line Coach; Jeb Bass (Catawba, 2012), Defensive Graduate Assistant; Shawn Bryson (Tennessee, 2011), NFL Intern & Fullbacks Coach. Head Athletic Trainer............................................ Michael Flicker, ATC

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 SID FAX................................................................................ (828) 328-7399 SID Mailing Address...........................................................P.O. Box 7356 Hickory, N.C. 28603 Overnight Address...................................................Shuford Gymnasium Stasavich Place Hickory, N.C. 28601

Team Information

2011 overall................................................................................. 7-3 2011 conference record/finish......................................... 6-1 / T-1st 2011 final ranking............................................................ not ranked Basic offense.................................................................... Flex Bone Basic defense......................................................................Multiple Letterwinners Returning/Lost.............................................. 57/36 Starters Returning/Lost (Offense)............................................7/4 Starters Returning/Lost (Defense)...........................................7/4 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............................................... 328-7126 Piedmont Educational Foundation.................................. 328-7130 Sports Medicine................................................................ 328-7127

www.lrbears.com

2012 Schedule Sept. 1.............at Concord........................................................ 7 p.m. Sept. 8.............DAVIDSON....................................................... 7 p.m. Sept. 15...........at Carson-Newman^........................................ 1 p.m. Sept. 29...........NORTH GREENVILLE................................. 7 p.m.

(Family Weekend)

(Homecoming)

Oct. 6..............at Brevard^....................................................... 1 p.m. Oct. 13............TUSCULUM^.................................................. 2 p.m. Oct. 20............MARS HILL^.................................................. 2 p.m. Oct. 27............at Wingate^.................................................. 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3..............at Newberry^.................................................... 2 p.m. Nov. 10............CATAWBA^..................................................... 2 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 19th 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.


2012 Football Prospectus

2012 2007 Roster Numerical No.

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1.................Zach Neumann...................................K....................5-7..................180.................Sr....................Mechanicsville, Md. (La Plata HS) 2.................Justin McCombs.................................WR................5-11...............170.................Sr....................Newton, N.C. (Bandys HS) 3.................Chris Christian....................................DB.................5-10...............175.................Jr....................Wadesboro, N.C. (Anson County HS) 4.................Teverrius Jones....................................QB.................6-2..................200.................Fr.-RS............Washington, Ga. (Washington-Wilkes HS) 5.................Savon Dukes........................................LB..................6-0..................225.................Fr...................Gaffney, S.C. (Gaffney HS) 6.................Cle-Artiss Davis..................................LB..................6-2..................195.................Sr....................Miramar, Fla. (Miramar HS) 8.................Michael Green.....................................DB.................6-0..................195.................Jr....................Kingsland, Ga. (Camden County HS) 9.................Brett Boyles..........................................QB.................6-0..................185.................Jr....................Ararat, N.C. (Surry Central HS) 10...............Kevin Baxter........................................DB.................6-1..................190.................Fr.-RS............Columbia, S.C. (Irmo HS) 11...............Calvin Caldwell....................................DB.................5-9..................200.................Fr.-RS............Greenville, S.C. (J.L. Mann HS) 12...............Miles Freeman.....................................QB.................6-0..................195.................So...................Sacramento, Calif. (Coll. of San Mateo) 13...............D.J. Bolden...........................................DB.................5-8..................170.................Fr.-RS............Greer, S.C. (Riverview HS) 14...............Reuben Haynes...................................QB.................6-0..................190.................Sr....................Commerce, Ga. (Commerce HS) 15...............Doug Ellis............................................LB..................5-11...............200.................Sr....................Powder Springs, Ga. (Hillgrove HS) 16...............Graham Duncan.................................RB..................5-10...............170.................Jr....................Gainesville, Ga. (North Hall HS) 17...............Joe Anderson.......................................RB..................5-8..................180.................So...................Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview HS) 18...............Victor Brannan....................................WR................6-2..................175.................Fr...................Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern HS) 19...............Josh Justice...........................................RB..................6-0..................190.................So...................Belmont, N.C. (South Point HS) 20...............Jarrod Spears.......................................RB..................5-9..................190.................So...................Bunnlevel, N.C. (Harnett Central HS) 21...............Artis Gilmore......................................WR................6-2..................190.................Sr....................Asheville, N.C. (T.C. Roberson HS) 22...............Le’Quan McCorkle.............................LB..................6-0..................235.................Sr....................Sherrills Ford, N.C. (Bandys HS) 23...............O’neil Blake.........................................DB.................5-10...............190.................So...................Kissimmee, Fla. (Glenville State Coll.) 24...............Corron Boston....................................RB..................5-8..................150.................Jr....................Durham, N.C. (Holly Springs HS) 25...............Meyer Nolan........................................DB.................5-11...............185.................Jr....................Atlanta, Ga. (Eastern Kentucky Univ.) 26...............Langston Williams..............................DB.................5-9..................180.................Fr...................Atlanta, Ga. (Lakeside HS) 27...............Clay Mazza...........................................WR................6-2..................220.................Fr.-RS............Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Ponte Vedra Beach HS) 28...............Ryan Sanford.......................................DB.................5-11...............175.................Jr....................Sanford, Fla. (Seminole HS) 29...............Rodney Singleton................................DB.................6-1..................185.................Fr...................Hawthorne, Fla. (Hawthorne HS) 31...............Collis Clark..........................................DB.................5-11...............170.................Fr.-RS............Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS) 32...............C.J. Cody...............................................DB.................6-0..................170.................Fr...................Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern HS) 33...............Damien Butler.....................................DB.................5-11...............175.................Fr...................Woodbine, Ga. (Camden County HS) 35...............Marcus Kincaid...................................DB.................6-0..................175.................Fr...................Morganton, N.C. (Freedom HS) 36...............Demetrius Green................................LB..................5-11...............220.................Sr....................Cedartown, Ga. (Cedartown HS) 37...............Isaiah Whitaker...................................RB..................5-10...............225.................So...................Salisbury, N.C. (Salisbury HS) 38...............Kaleel Hollis........................................DB.................5-8..................165.................Fr...................Kannapolis, N.C. (A.L. Brown HS) 39...............Greg Baker...........................................RB..................5-10...............180.................So...................Woodbine, Ga. (Camden County HS) 40...............Tanner Botts........................................LB..................6-2..................215.................So...................Lawrenceville, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS) 41...............Austin Beaty.........................................FB..................6-2..................225.................So...................Friendsville, Texas (United States Naval Academy) 42...............Travis Frizsell.......................................RB..................5-11...............190.................Fr...................Swannanoa, N.C. (Charles D. Owen HS) 43...............Chris Robinson...................................RB..................5-8..................205.................So...................Newnan, Ga. (Newnan HS) 44...............Stephen Amoah..................................LB..................5-11...............180.................Fr.-RS............Charlotte, N.C. (David W. Butler HS) 45...............Chris Carter.........................................LB..................6-1..................225.................Sr....................Jamestown, N.C. (Lucy Ragsdale HS) 46...............Brandon Smith....................................RB..................5-7..................170.................Fr...................Lilesville, N.C. (Anson County HS) 47...............Zach Long............................................DB.................6-0..................200.................Jr....................Advance, N.C. (Davie County HS) 48...............Richard Williams.................................RB..................5-7..................175.................Fr.-RS............Norcross, Ga. (Meadow Creek HS) 49...............Tyler Botts............................................LB..................6-2..................205.................So...................Lawrenceville, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS)


2012 Football Prospectus

2012 2007 Roster Numerical No.

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Hometown (Previous School)

51...............Adrian Hart..........................................DL.................6-1..................255.................Fr.-RS............Stafford, Va. (North Stafford HS) 52...............Marcus Byrd........................................OL.................6-0..................255.................Jr....................Hickory, N.C. (St. Stephens HS) 53...............Jamison Chalmers...............................DL.................6-0..................240.................So...................Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood HS) 54...............Robert Marshall...................................OL.................5-11...............255.................So...................Spring Hill, Fla. (Hudson HS) 55...............B.J. Woodley.........................................DL.................6-0..................235.................Jr....................Charlotte, N.C. (David W. Butler HS) 57...............M.J. Blanks...........................................DL.................6-1..................250.................Fr.-RS............High Point, N.C. (High Point Central HS) 59...............Zach Thomas......................................OL.................6-2..................255.................So...................Hillsborough, N.C. (Cedar Ridge HS) 60...............Jerry Goodson.....................................DL.................6-0..................250.................Fr...................Wendell, N.C. (East Wake HS) 61...............Jim Bayer..............................................OL.................6-0..................295.................So...................Lawrenceville, Ga. (Collins Hill HS) 62...............Chad Smith..........................................OL.................6-0..................215.................Sr....................Chickamauga, Ga. (Alabama State Univ.) 63...............Josh Holbrooks...................................OL.................6-4..................280.................Fr.-RS............Mooresville, N.C. (Mooresville HS) 64...............Randy Carroll......................................DL.................6-2..................235.................So...................Alpharetta, Ga. (Marist HS) 65...............Zach Howell........................................OL.................6-2..................265.................Jr....................Burnsville, N.C. (Mountain Heritage HS) 66...............Callan Gillison.....................................OL.................6-2..................275.................Fr...................Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS) 67...............Ethan Ricci..........................................OL.................6-1..................280.................So...................Holly Springs, N.C. (Fuquay-Varina HS) 68...............Chris Phillips.......................................OL.................6-0..................280.................Fr...................Elm City, N.C. (Ralph L. Fike HS) 69...............Kaleb Myrick.......................................OL.................6-3..................325.................Sr....................Loganville, Ga. (South Gwinnett HS) 70...............Ben Carrion.........................................OL.................6-2..................275.................Fr...................Franklin, N.C. (Franklin HS) 71...............Joe Ray..................................................OL.................6-0..................245.................Fr.-RS............Atlanta, Ga. (Druid Hills HS) 72...............Will Joseph...........................................OL.................6-3..................340.................Sr....................Hickory, N.C. (St. Stephens HS) 73...............Kenny Dockal.....................................OL.................5-11...............220.................So...................Clover, S.C. (Clover HS) 74...............Parker Murray......................................OL.................6-2..................270.................Jr....................Ninety Six, S.C. (Ninety Six HS) 75...............Zack Bunn...........................................OL.................6-2..................260.................Jr....................Lucama, N.C. (James B. Hunt HS) 76...............Anthony Avery....................................OL.................6-1..................255.................So...................Winston-Salem, N.C. (Carver HS) 77...............Bryan Veazey.......................................OL.................6-3..................300.................Fr...................Broxton, Ga. (Coffee County HS) 78...............A.J. Hopke............................................DL.................5-10...............255.................So...................Taylorsville, N.C. (Alexander Central HS) 82...............Drayton Queen...................................LS..................5-11...............175.................Fr.-RS............Gaffney, S.C. (Gaffney HS) 84...............Edward Blackburn..............................WR................6-4..................200.................Fr...................Kings Mountain, N.C. (Kings Mountain HS) 85...............Devin Southerland..............................K/P...............5-10...............160.................Fr.-RS............Easley, S.C. (Coastal Carolina Univ.) 86...............Greyson Wells.....................................WR................6-1..................180.................Fr.-RS............West Jefferson, N.C. (Ashe County HS) 87...............Brad Winters........................................P.....................6-2..................195.................Sr....................Redding, Calif. (Shasta Coll.) 88...............Zach Ferguson.....................................WR................6-3..................190.................Fr...................Matthews, N.C. (David W. Butler HS) 89...............Jared Thompson.................................TE.................6-3..................225.................Sr....................Statesville, N.C. (Elon Univ.) 91...............Lendre Sparrow...................................LB..................6-2..................210.................Fr...................Green Cove Springs, Fla. (Clay HS) 92...............Xavier Gill............................................LB..................6-0..................205.................Fr...................Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest-Rolesville HS) 93...............Brandon Martin...................................DL.................6-3..................255.................Sr....................Roebuck, S.C. (Dorman HS) 94...............Andrew Leslie......................................DL.................6-1..................225.................Fr.-RS............Kannapolis, N.C. (A.L. Brown HS) 95...............Jimmy Long.........................................DL.................6-0..................240.................Jr....................Gainesville, Va. (Battlefield HS) 96...............Chris Green.........................................DL.................6-1..................270.................Fr...................Albany, Ga. (Westover HS) 97...............Blake Baker..........................................DE.................6-1..................215.................So...................Bethlehem, N.C. (Alexander Central HS) 98...............Placid Ajoku........................................DL.................6-1..................235.................Fr...................Powder Springs, Ga. (Hillgrove HS) 99...............Jason Arenillas.....................................DL.................6-0..................305.................Sr....................Hollywood, Fla. (Hollywood Hills HS)


2012 Football Prospectus

2012 2007 Roster Numerical Name

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J.B. Absher...............................................................OL.................6-2..................300.................Fr...................North Wilkesboro, N.C. (North Wilkes HS) Nathan Benfield.....................................................OL.................6-4..................275.................Fr...................Mount Holly, N.C. (East Gaston HS) Derrick Brian..........................................................DL.................6-1..................225.................Fr...................Woodruff, S.C. (Woodruff HS) Clay Bruce...............................................................LB..................6-2..................215.................Fr...................Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Christian HS) Josh Compton.........................................................LB..................5-11...............200.................Fr...................Richlands, Va. (Richlands HS) Tyler Conley............................................................OL.................5-10...............250.................Fr...................Pine Bluff, N.C. (Pinecrest HS) Mike Fields..............................................................FB..................6-0..................230.................Fr.-RS............Greensboro, N.C. (Southeast Guilford HS) Dakota Fish.............................................................OL.................5-9..................230.................Fr...................Lincolnton, N.C. (Lincolnton HS) Jordan Forney.........................................................LB..................5-10...............215.................Fr...................Belmont, N.C. (South Point HS) Chris Fox.................................................................OL.................5-10...............215.................Fr...................Rutherfordton, N.C. (Chase HS) Michael Gaval.........................................................QB.................5-11...............165.................Fr...................Mahanoy City, Pa. (Mahanoy Area HS) Austin Glisson........................................................LS..................5-9..................235.................Fr...................Thomasville, N.C. (Ledford HS) Dee Gooseby..........................................................LB..................5-11...............190.................Jr....................Monroe, Ga. (Monroe Area HS) Tyreece Gossett......................................................QB.................5-11...............185.................Fr...................Forest City, N.C. (Chase HS) Lucas Hayes............................................................DL.................6-0..................255.................Fr...................Taylorsville, N.C. (Alexander Central HS) Dale Howard...........................................................DL.................6-1..................270.................Fr...................Bexley, Ga. (United States Naval Academy) Brandon Huff ........................................................OL.................6-2..................280.................Fr...................Newland, N.C. (Avery County HS) Matt Jackson...........................................................K....................5-9..................170.................Fr.-RS............Lexington, N.C. (Lexington HS) Jordan Kagen..........................................................LB..................6-2..................200.................Fr...................Belmont, N.C. (South Point HS) Trevon Knighton...................................................LB..................6-1..................225.................Fr...................Fountain Inn, S.C. (Woodmont HS) Jeffrey Lawing.........................................................OL.................6-2..................220.................Fr...................Gastonia, N.C. (South Point HS) Shawn Leonard.......................................................DL.................5-11...............230.................Fr...................Hawfields, N.C. (Eastern Alamance HS) Trendell Lynch........................................................RB..................5-9..................180.................Fr.-RS............Nashville, N.C. (Southern Nash HS) Mike Maness...........................................................LB..................6-0..................195.................Fr...................Burlington, N.C. (Western Alamance HS) Tajae McMullens....................................................RB..................5-10...............220.................Fr...................Forest City, N.C. (Chase HS) Rhett Odom............................................................DL.................6-0..................255.................Fr...................Stanley, N.C. (East Gaston HS) Michael Patrick.......................................................RB..................5-8..................210.................Fr...................Atlanta, Ga. (United States Naval Academy) Taylor Pennell.........................................................LB..................6-0..................205.................Fr.-RS............Taylorsville, N.C. (Alexander Central HS) James Phillips..........................................................RB..................5-8..................195.................Fr...................Carrollton, Ga. (Carroll Central HS) Justin Powell............................................................K....................5-9..................170.................Fr...................Connelly Springs, N.C. (East Burke HS) Logan Reach...........................................................OL.................6-2..................220.................Fr...................Bishop, Ga. (Oconee County HS) Oliver Reitzell.........................................................DB.................6-0..................185.................Fr...................Catawba, N.C. (Bunker Hill HS) Patrick Rendleman.................................................DB.................6-0..................185.................Fr...................Lincolnton, N.C. (Lincolnton HS) Tanner Robinson....................................................LB..................6-0..................205.................Fr...................Melbourne, Fla. (Vierra HS) Jeremy Sanders........................................................DB.................5-10...............175.................Fr...................Gastonia, N.C. (South Point HS) Riley Shea................................................................OL.................6-1..................260.................Fr...................Charlotte, N.C. (Ardrey Kell HS) Sully Shidler.............................................................K....................5-9..................180.................Fr...................Mooresville, N.C. (Lake Norman HS) Jerry Shippy.............................................................LB..................5-11...............190.................Fr...................Tucker, Ga. (Tucker HS) Jacob Slagle.............................................................OL.................6-1..................240.................Fr...................Sharpsburg, Ga. (Northgate HS) Darren Stillwell.......................................................LB..................5-10...............190.................Fr...................Gastonia, N.C. (Hunter Huss) Cameron Todd........................................................DB.................5-11...............190.................Fr...................Raleigh, N.C. (Leesville Road HS) Birch Wadewitz.......................................................WR................6-0..................155.................Fr...................Hendersonville, N.C. (Hendersonville HS) Ray Wilson-Beam...................................................WR................6-2..................190.................Fr...................Morganton, N.C. (Freedom HS) Latham York...........................................................LB..................5-11...............215.................Fr.-RS............Huntersville, N.C. (North Mecklenburg HS)


2012 Football Prospectus

2012 2007 Preview Overview

After years of steady progression, L-R finally reached the top of the South Atlantic Conference once again last fall. Under first-year Head Coach Mike Houston, the Bears claimed their first league title in 17 seasons in 2011. Lenoir-Rhyne (7-3 overall and 6-1 in SAC play) hit stride during the latter half of the season and ended the year on a four-game winning streak. L-R was a deep and experienced squad last season but will need to replace several players at key positions. The Bears have also built up their reserves in terms of quality and quantity and should be comfortable moving younger players into more prominent roles in 2012. Lenoir-Rhyne also welcomes back 18 starters including seven on both the offense and defense so the cupboard is still full and the squad will be tested by opponents who could see the Bears as a new power in the conference.

Offense

Lenoir-Rhyne is firmly entrenched with its flex bone offense now and the results have been impressive although subtle changes are expected every year. After a slow start in 2011, the Bears kicked it into gear by the end of the season including a stretch of 50-plus points in three straight games. L-R averaged close to 400 yards per game (397.0 ypg) and produced its highest-scoring offense (33.6 ppg) in 17 seasons. One of the reasons for Lenoir-Rhyne’s offensive explosion late in 2011 was the play of the halfbacks, particularly junior Corron Boston (Durham, N.C.). Boston came on strong and finished the year third on the team in rushing yards (564) while averaging 7.3 yards per carry last fall. Boston also scored seven touchdowns and earned All-SAC Preseason Second-Team honors this summer. Starting opposite of Boston should be junior Graham Duncan (Gainesville, Ga.), a versatile player who made the most of his touches last year. Duncan’s role grew last season and he should be more than able to handle an increased workload in 2012. Duncan was especially effective as a receiver, catching four passes for 123 yards (30.8 yards per catch) and two scores.

L-R sophomore fullback Isaiah Whitaker is a 2012 First-Team All-SAC preseason honoree after finishing second on the team in rushing yards (815) last year.

Sophomores Greg Baker (Woodbine, Ga.) and Jarrod Spears (Bunnlevel, N.C.) should also be in the halfback rotation. Baker gives the Bears experience while Spears could be a game-breaker with his speed. L-R appears strong at fullback with the return of sophomores Isaiah Whitaker (Salisbury, N.C.) and Chris Robinson (Newnan, Ga.) and the addition of sophomore newcomer Austin Beaty (Friendsville, Texas). Whitaker finished second on the team in rushing last year with 815 yards to go along with six touchdowns en route to All-SAC Second-Team accolades while Robinson showed promise in his first season with the Bears. Beaty, a transfer from Navy, figures to be in the mix as well. Despite the loss of two-time All-American and Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner Chandler Rearden, Lenoir-Rhyne looks good once again up front with the return of four starters. At right tackle, redshirt freshman Joe Ray (Atlanta, Ga.) broke out of spring practice as the leading candidate while junior Marcus Byrd (Hickory, N.C.) will push for playing time.

The Bears appear to have a battle at right guard with junior Parker Murray (Ninety Six, S.C.) and senior Kaleb Myrick (Loganville, Ga.) entering preseason vying for the starting duties. Murray is a versatile player who has stepped up for the Bears when needed as both a starter and a reserve while Myrick hopes to return to his form from two years ago when he earned all-conference honors. Myrick wasn’t close to 100 percent as injuries plagued him last fall. Murray is also expected to back up junior Zach Howell (Burnsville, N.C.) at center. Howell enters his second year as the starting center and has played extensively since his freshman season. Sophomore Ethan Ricci (Holly Springs, N.C.) and junior Zack Bunn (Lucama, N.C.) are penciled in as the starters at left guard and left tackle, respectively. Ricci performed admirably after moving into the starting lineup last season while Bunn has solidified himself on the line as he enters his third year as a starter. The line paved the way for Lenoir-Rhyne to finish third in NCAA Division II in rushing last fall at just over 287 yards per game. At wide receiver, the Bears are looking at senior Artis Gilmore (Asheville, N.C.) to replace Nick Stutts as the squad’s top threat through the air. Stutts has been L-R’s No. 1 receiver the past four year but Gilmore (16 catches for 167 yards last seaons) has play-making ability and looks to end his career on a high note. Lenoir-Rhyne will also look for production from senior wide receiver Justin McCombs (Newton, N.C.), who has been with the program since 2008. L-R senior and second-year starter Jared Thompson (Statesville, N.C.) once again gets the nod at tight end entering preseason camp. Fifth-year senior Reuben Haynes (Commerce, Ga.) moves into the starting lineup at quarterback, replacing all-league honoree Major Herron. Haynes has proven his ability to step in and lead the Bears to victory but now takes on a whole new role as the full-time starter after waiting in the wings for three years.


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2012 2007 Preview (cont.) Lenoir-Rhyne also wants someone to break out and take over the back-up spot behind center. Sophomore Josh Justice (Belmont, N.C.) and redshirt freshman Teverrius Jones (Washington, Ga.) will both get a chance for the role.

Probable Starting Lineup

Defense

Lenoir-Rhyne has developed, by far, the best defense in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears’ defense is filled with speed, size, athleticism and experience and is anchored by three preseason All-Americans in 2012: senior defensive lineman Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.), senior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) and junior defensive back Michael Green (Kingsland, Ga.). Martin, a defensive tackle, has developed into a force on the line and anchors a group which also returns senior nose guard Jason Arenillas (Hollywood, Fla.) and junior defensive end B.J. Woodley (Charlotte, N.C.). Martin finished with 26 tackles last year and has totaled 14 quarterback sacks over the past two seasons while Arenillas and Woodley both finished with 16 takedowns in 2011. Arenillas could be pushed by sophomore Blake Baker (Bethlehem, N.C.) and Woodley has enough potential to replace Nelson Bullard, a three-year starter. The linebacking corps could be one of the strongest units on the squad this fall as Lenoir-Rhyne returns all four starters and most of its reserves beginning with Demetrius Green, the 2011 SAC Defensive Player Of The Year. Demetrius Green topped the Bears in tackles last season with 77 and was a big reason L-R led the South Atlantic Conference in total defense (284.4 ypg) once again by a wide margin. Sophomore Tanner Botts (Lawrenceville, Ga.) will team with Demetrius Green on the inside. Botts developed into one of the top defensive newcomers in the league last season and finished fourth on the squad in tackles with 49. Senior outside linebackers Chris Carter (Jamestown, N.C.) and Cle-Artiss Davis (Miramar, Fla.) are also back.

Lenoir-Rhyne senior linebacker Demetrius Green was named the 2011 SAC Defensive Player Of The Year after leading the team in tackles with 77 last season.

2012 Preseason Poll 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Lenoir-Rhyne (4).......................................46 Mars Hill (2).........................................................35 Newberry (1)........................................................33 Wingate (1)...........................................................33 Carson-Newman..................................................26 Tusculum..............................................................24 Catawba.................................................................18 Brevard....................................................................9

() indicates first-place votes

Carter (33 tackles) hopes to return to 100 percent following off-season surgery while Davis (39 tackles and two quarterback sacks) looks to fend off senior Doug Ellis (Powder Springs, Ga.) for a starter’s spot. Sophomore Tyler Botts (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and redshirt freshman Stephen Amoah (Charlotte, N.C.) are two of the Bears’ top reservers at linebacker. The secondary is in transition with the loss of cornerbacks Jamont Jones and LeBrandon Banner and safety Richard Walker but L-R does return free safety Michael Green. Michael Green, a first-team all-conference pick, came into his own last season and became a dominant player in the defensive backfield. Michael Green finished third on the squad with 63 tackles to go along with a team-high three picks.

Offense (seven) WR: Artis Gilmore (6-2, 190, Sr.) TE: JARED THOMPSON (6-3, 225, Sr.) LT: ZACK BUNN (6-2, 260, Jr.) LG: ETHAN RICCI (6-1, 280, So.) C: ZACH HOWELL (6-2, 265, Jr.) RG: PARKER MURRAY (6-2, 270, Jr.) RT: Joe Ray (6-0, 245, Fr.-RS) QB: Reuben Haynes (6-0, 190, Sr.) FB: ISAIAH WHITAKER (5-10, 225, So.) HB: CORRON BOSTON (5-8, 150, Jr.) HB: Graham Duncan (5-10, 170, Jr.)

Defense (seven) DT: BRANDON MARTIN (6-3, 255, Sr.) NG: J. ARENILLAS or B. Baker (6-0, 305, Sr.) (6-1, 215, So.) DE: B.J. Woodley (6-0, 235, Jr.) OLB: C. DAVIS or D. Ellis (6-2, 195, Sr.) (5-11, 200, So.) ILB: DEMETRIUS GREEN (5-11, 220, Sr.) ILB: TANNER BOTTS (6-2, 215, So.) OLB: C. CARTER) or C. DAVIS (6-1, 225, Sr.) (6-2, 195, Sr.) SS: Ryan Sanford or Zach Long (5-11, 175, Jr.) (6-0, 200, Jr.) FS: MICHAEL GREEN (6-0, 195, Jr.) CB: Joe Anderson (5-8, 180, So.) CB: Chris Christian (5-10, 175, Jr.) Special Teams (two) P: BRAD WINTERS (6-2, 195, Sr.) K: Z. Neumann or D. Southerland (5-7, 180, Sr.) (5-10, 160, Fr.-RS)   PR: MICHAEL GREEN (6-0, 195, Jr.) KR: Graham Duncan (5-10, 170, Jr.) CAPS designates returning starters from 2011


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2012 2007 Preview (cont.) Either junior Ryan Sanford (Sanford, Fla.) or junior Zach Long (Advance, N.C.) should take over the strong safety spot. Both players have seen significant action over their first two seasons and the coaches are looking for either one to step up and fill the void. At cornerback, junior Chris Christian (Wadesboro, N.C.) has been waiting in the wings for the past several years and now has a chance to show his ability as a starter while L-R will look at sophomore Joe Anderson (Lilburn, Ga.), a converted running back, at one of the other spots. Don’t be surprised if one or several newcomers step in and contribute immediately in the secondary as Lenoir-Rhyne looks to shore up the defensive backfield.

Special Teams

The Bears had one of the best special teams units in the conference last year and will need to replace only their placekicker entering the 2012 campaign. The kicker’s spot could be decided between senior Zach Neumann (Mechanicsville, Md.) or redshirt freshman Devin Southerland (Easley, S.C.), a transfer from Coastal Carolina University. Either way, someone will need to replace Colin Corpe. Corpe finished as the Bears’ all-time leading scorer as a kicker. Senior punter Brad Winters (Redding, Calif.) had a fine first season with LenoirRhyne in 2011, averaging 39.1 yards per punt, and could challenge for all-league honors this fall. Michael Green also earned All-SAC and All-American accolades as a punt returner and became a game-breaker last season as he led the league in return average (18.0 ypr) while returning two punts for scores in 2011. Duncan (29.2 ypr) looks to take over the reigns as kickoff return man full-time from the graduated Jamont Jones. Junior Brett Boyles (Ararat, N.C.) and senior Chad Smith (Chickamauga, Ga.) are back as the squad’s holder and long snapper, respectively.

2012 Schedule S. 1............at Concord................................7 p.m. S. 8............DAVIDSON.............................7 p.m. S. 15..........at Carson-Newman..................1 p.m. S. 29..........NORTH GREENVILLE......7 p.m. O. 6...........at Brevard..................................1 p.m. O. 13.........TUSCULUM............................2 p.m. (Homecoming) O. 20.........MARS HILL.............................2 p.m. O. 27.........at Wingate........................... 1:30 p.m. N. 3...........at Newberry..............................2 p.m. N. 10 .......CATAWBA...............................2 p.m.

2011 Results S. 3............at Concord............................. W, 26-6 S. 10..........at Davidson...........................L, 10-28 S. 17..........CARSON-NEWMAN......... W, 20-7 O. 1...........at North Greenville.............L, 27-35 O. 8...........BREVARD (3OT).............. W, 33-27 (Homecoming) O. 15.........at Tusculum...........................L, 25-26 O. 22.........at Mars Hill.......................... W, 51-21 O. 29.........WINGATE.......................... W, 52-28 N. 5...........NEWBERRY...................... W, 54-42 N. 12.........at Catawba.............................. W, 38-6

2011 South Atlantic Conference Standings SAC Overall Lenoir-Rhyne..................... 6-1........ 7-3 Mars Hill................................... 6-1..........8-2 Wingate..................................... 4-3..........5-6 Newberry................................. 4-3..........4-6 Carson-Newman..................... 3-4..........5-6 Catawba.................................... 2-5..........3-8 Tusculum.................................. 2-5..........3-8 Brevard..................................... 1-6..........3-8

Schedule

Lenoir-Rhyne’s schedule is once again challenging as the Bears face three teams who earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Playoffs: Concord (September 1 at 7:00 p.m.), North Greenville (September 29 at 7:00 p.m.) and Mars Hill (October 20 at 2:00 p.m.). The Mountains Lions (7-4 and WVIAC Champions last fall) host the Bears for the second straight year in Athens, W.Va., in the opener. North Greenville (11-3) advanced all the way to the national quarterfinals while Mars Hill (8-3, 6-1) shared the SAC crown with Lenoir-Rhyne and earned a bye in the playoffs.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior Michael Green earned All-American honors last year as a return man after returning two punts for touchdowns in 2011.

L-R also hosts long-time rival Davidson (September 8 at 7:00 p.m.) in its home opener and Tusculum on Homecoming (October 13 at 2:00 p.m.). Lenoir-Rhyne wraps up the regular season once again at home against Catawba at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 10. The two squads have met 91 times and the Bears have won the past three meetings between the two schools. L-R’s road trips also include CarsonNewman (September 15 at 1:00 p.m.), Brevard (October 6 at 1:00 p.m.), Wingate (October 27 at 1:30 p.m.) and Newberry (November 3 at 2:00 p.m.). The Bears and Wolves play for the Bishops Trophy, the annual battle between the two Lutheran schools in North and South Carolina. L-R beat Newberry last year to retain the trophy for the first time since 2005.


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MikeGoldsmith Houston Fred

Head Football Coach • Second 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) • SAC Co-Coach Of The Year (2011)

Mike Houston is entering his second year as Lenoir-Rhyne’s Head Football Coach this fall. In his first season at the helm in 2011, Houston led L-R to a 7-3 record (6-1 in the South Atlantic Conference) and guided the Bears to their first league championship since 1994. For his efforts, Houston was named the SAC CoCoach Of The Year In addition, Houston remained in charge of the Bears’ defense which once again led the conference in total yards allowed (284.4 ypg), 10th-best in the nation. Houston became the 18th Head Football Coach in Lenoir-Rhyne’s history when he was hired on May 9, 2011. Before being elevated to head coach, Houston was the Bears’ Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach for four seasons (2007-10). Under Houston’s leadership, the Bears’ defense had one of their best seasons in recent memory in 2010. Two years ago, 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, Marcus Shuford 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 Times-News 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 (1996-2000) 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 two sons: Owen Michael and Reid Wilson.

Personal • Wife, Amanda • Sons (two), Owen & Reid

In his first season with the Bears, Mike Houston was named the 2011 South Atlantic Conference Coach Of The Year.

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


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2011 2006 Season Highlights Overview

To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 grade point average or higher. The following is a list of the 23 players who were named to the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll from L-R.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team won its first South Atlantic Conference Championship in 17 years last fall. The Bears went 7-3 on the year including a 6-1 mark in SAC play while ending the season with a four-game winning streak. L-R shared the crown with Mars Hill (8-3, 6-1) despite defeating the Lions by a 51-21 score on October 22, 2011, in Mars Hill, N.C.

2011-12 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Two All-Americans

The Bears produced two NCAA Division II All-Americans in 2011: Chandler Rearden (Greenwood, S.C.) and return specialist Michael Green (Kingsland, Ga.). Rearden (2008, 2010-11) leaves Lenoir-Rhyne as one of the most decorated offensive linemen in school history. Rearden earned All-American honors for the second straight year last season and won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the second consecutive season in 2011. The award is given annually to the top offensive lineman in the South Atlantic Conference. Green, a rising junior, earned All-American accolades as a return man after leading the league in punt return yards (18.0 yards per return) in addition to returning two punts for scores. An outstanding all-around athlete, Green earned All-SAC honors last fall as both a return specialist and defensive back.

Rushing Prowess Continues

Lenoir-Rhyne’s flex bone offense continued to put up impressive numbers on the ground. After leading the nation in rushing two seasons ago, the Bears ranked third in NCAA Division II this past fall at 287.1 yards per game. The Bears’ ground game picked up in the second half of the season as they averaged 355 yards per contest in the last five outings. Offensively, L-R averaged close to 400 yards per game (397.0 ypg) in 2011.

Scoring Machine

L-R led the league in scoring offense (33.6 ppg) thanks to a surge at the end of the year. For the first time ever, Lenoir-Rhyne scored over 50 points in three straight games: Oct. 22 vs. Mars Hill (51-21), Oct. 29 vs. Wingate (5228) and Nov. 5 vs. Newberry (54-42).

Home, Sweet Home

For the ninth time in the past 10 years, Lenoir-Rhyne led the South Atlantic Conference in attendance. In 2011, the Bears averaged 7,225 fans per game for a total of 28,900 who passed through the gates of Moretz Stadium. L-R’s 33-27 triple-overtime win over Brevard on October 8, 2011, was witnessed by a seasonhigh 8,047 fans. L-R also went undefeated (4-0) at home last fall for the first time since 1993.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Chandler Rearden was named the 2010 and 2011 Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner, given annually to the top offensive lineman in the SAC.

All-SAC Honors

Eight members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors in 2011 including six on the first team. The first-team all-league members for the Bears included quarterback Major Herron (Kingsland, Ga.), Rearden, Michael Green (as a defensive back), placekicker Colin Corpe (Ocala, Fla.), linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) and defensive lineman Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.). Herron was the first Lenoir-Rhyne quarterback to be named to the All-SAC First Team since Joel Roope in 1991 while Rearden was named to the all-conference first team for the third time in his career. Meanwhile, Demetrius Green was the second straight Bear to be named the SAC Defensive Player Of The Year. Marcus Shuford earned the honor in 2010.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Defense: Best In The SAC

For the second straight year, Lenoir-Rhyne led the SAC in total defense (284.4 ypg) by a wide margin. Carson-Newman (318.8 ypg) had the next best defense in the conference in 2011.

SAC Honor Roll

Twenty-three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team were named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2011-12 academic year, a league-high.

Name Major Joe Anderson.................................................Marketing Stephen Benson.............................................. Undecided Evan Black........................................................ Physics Corron Boston............... Broadcast & Electronic Media Randy Carroll............... Broadcast & Electronic Media Jamison Chalmers.......................................... Chemistry Collis Clark.......................................... Political Science Colin Corpe....................................................... English Kenny Dockal....... Health & Physical Education/K-12 Graham Duncan..........................................Accounting Katari Fannin............................................Pre-Nursing Major Herron...... Health & Physical Education/K-12 Josh Holbrooks...........................................Management Zach Howell........................ Health & Exercise Science Teverrius Jones..................... Health & Exercise Science Josh Justice......................................................... History Andrew Leslie............................................... Undecided Jimmy Long......................... Health & Exercise Science Robert Marshall.................. Health & Exercise Science Clay Mazza.................................................. Undecided Parker Murray.................................... Religious Studies Nick Stutts...................................................Marketing Langston Williams........................................ Undecided

Post-Season Awards

Unsung Heroes – Jason Arenillas & Nick Stutts Hanley H. Painter Endowed Scholarship – Cle-Artiss Davis Clarence P. Stasavich Endowed Scholarship – Nick Stutts David A. Moose Endowed Scholarship – Jason Arenillas Wade Teague Scholarship - Parker Murray Don & Peggy Dimperio Scholarship Chris Carter Kontane Offensive MVP Major Herron Everett Chevrolet Defensive MVP – Demetrius Green Al Corelli Special Teams Award Michael Green Moretz Sports Heavy Hitter Award – Jasper Thomas Offensive Scout MVP – Michael Richter Defensive Scout MVP – Robert Williams FCA Player Of The Year Award – Chandler Rearden


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2011 2006 Statistics Team

L-R Scoring...................................................................................... 336 Points Per Game................................................................ 33.6 First Downs............................................................................. 209 Rushing............................................................................... 149 Passing................................................................................. 50 Penalty................................................................................. 10 Rushing Yardage...................................................................... 2,871 Yards gained rushing........................................................ 3,087 Yards lost rushing.............................................................. 216 Rushing Attempts.............................................................. 515 Average Per Rush.............................................................. 4.9 Average Per Game............................................................ 287.1 TDs Rushing...................................................................... 29 Passing Yardage....................................................................... 1,099 Att-Comp-Int..................................................................... 133-72-3 Average Per Pass................................................................ 8.3 Average Per Catch............................................................. 15.3 Average Per Game............................................................ 109.9 TDs Passing....................................................................... 10 Total Offense........................................................................... 3,970 Total Plays.......................................................................... 718 Average Per Play................................................................ 5.5 Average Per Game............................................................ 397.0 Kick Returns-Yards................................................................. 37-927 Punt Returns-Yards................................................................. 27-470 Interception Returns-Yards................................................... 6-22 Kick Return Average.............................................................. 25.1 Punt Return Average.............................................................. 17.4 Interception Return Average................................................. 3.7 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................... 18-14 Penalties-Yards......................................................................... 47-414 Average Per Game............................................................ 41.4 Punts-Yards.............................................................................. 36-1,408 Average Per Punt............................................................... 39.1 Net punt average............................................................... 32.4 Time of Possession/Game................................................... 32:40 3rd-Down Conversions.......................................................... 67/144 3rd-Down Pct.................................................................... 0.47 4th-Down Conversions.......................................................... 10/18 4th-Down Pct.................................................................... 0.56 Sacks By-Yards........................................................................ 22-164 Misc Yards................................................................................ 0 Touchdowns Scored............................................................... 42 Field Goals-Attempts............................................................. 14-19 PAT-Attempts.......................................................................... 34-39 Attendance............................................................................... 28,900 Games/Avg Per Game..................................................... 4/7,225

Score By Quarters

Passing

Opp 226 22.6 171 69 93 9 1,014 1,314 300 332 3.1 101.4 16 1,830 333-200-6 5.5 9.1 183.0 12 2,844 665 4.3 284.4 61-1,217 8-82 3-28 20.0 10.2 9.3 16-8 44-417 41.7 59-2,237 37.9 28.6 27:20 48/141 0.34 14/25 0.56 12-65 0 31 4-6 24-28 16,682 6/2,780 4

Total

62 21

336 226

Yards 904 815 564 250 185 83 82 34 28 -1 -2 -29 -42

10 10

585 332

2,871 1,014

Avg. TD Lng Avg./G 4.7 12 58 90.4 5.0 6 40 81.5 7.3 5 53 56.4 4.2 0 26 35.7 7.4 5 32 20.6 5.9 0 34 20.8 4.6 1 15 11.7 3.4 0 19 6.8 3.1 0 15 4.0 -1.0 0 0 -0.5 -2.0 0 0 -0.2 -14.5 0 0 -2.9 -2.8 0 1 -6.0 4.9 3.1

29 16

58 38

287.1 101.4

Eff. 146.89 131.69 0.00

3 6

54.1 60.1

1,099 1,830

10 12

143.85 114.51

Avg. TD Lng Avg./G 16.4 5 40 60.6 10.4 0 34 20.9 15.1 2 42 13.6 30.8 2 70 17.6 13.7 1 15 6.8 9.0 0 11 3.0 8.0 0 8 1.1

Total Opponents

10 10

72 200

1,099 1,830

15.3 9.1

Michael Green LeBrandon Banner Demetrius Green Jamont Jones Total Opponents

Fumble Returns Att 192 162 77 59 25 14 18 10 9 1 1 2 15

TD 9 1 0

Yards 606 167 136 123 41 18 8

Interception Returns

3

Yards 967 132 0

No. 37 16 9 4 3 2 1

Total Opponents

73 64

Pct. 53.9 58.8 0.0

GP 10 8 10 7 6 6 7

Jamont Jones Graham Duncan Nick Stutts Artis Gilmore Marquis Webb Justin Bacon Calvin Caldwell

2

133 333

Int 2 1 0

Nick Stutts Artis Gilmore Corron Boston Graham Duncan Jared Thompson Jacob Copeland Byron Darby

Kickoff Returns

120 79

GP 10 10 10 7 9 4 7 5 7 2 10 10 7

72 200

Total Opponents

1

Total Opponents

10 10

Michael Green Jamont Jones Nick Stutts Cle-Artiss Davis

65 52

Major Herron Isaiah Whitaker Corron Boston Byron Darby Jasper Thomas Reuben Haynes Chris Robinson Joe Anderson Graham Duncan Justin Wynn Nick Stutts Brad Winters Team

Total Opponents

Punt Returns

Lenoir-Rhyne Opponents

GP Comp Att 10 62 115 4 10 17 7 0 1

Receiving

Rushing

Major Herron Reuben Haynes Team

10 12

No. 24 1 1 1

Yards 432 10 23 5

Avg. 18.0 10.0 23.0 5.0

27 8

470 82

17.4 10.2

No. 22 8 2 2 1 1 1

Yards 581 234 32 40 20 0 20

Avg. 26.4 29.2 16.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 20.0

37 61

927 1,217

25.1 20.0

No. 3 1 1 1

Yards 22 0 0 0

Avg. 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

6 3

22 28

3.7 9.3

70 66

109.9 183.0

TD Long 2 68 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 0

68 24

TD Long 1 93 0 69 0 27 0 21 0 20 0 0 0 20 1 0

93 69

TD Long 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

20 28

No.

Yards

Avg.

Jeff Haney

1

74

74.0

TD Long 0

74

Total Opponents

1 3

74 133

74.0 44.3

0 3

74 66


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2011 2006 Statistics Statistics (cont.) (cont.) Punting Brad Winters Total Opponents

No. Yards 36 1,408 36 59

1,408 2,237

Avg. 39.1

Long 66

TB 8

FC 7

I20 Blk 11 0

39.1 37.9

66 62

8 4

7 16

11 11

0 2

Field Goals Colin Corpe

FGM FGA 14 19

Total

14

19

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Lng Blk 0-0 5-6 7-8 2-3 0-2 47 1 0-0

5-6

7-8

2-3

0-2

47

Defensive Statistics GP Solo

|-------Tackles-------| Ast Total TFL/Yds

|-Sacks-| No-Yards

|---Pass Def---| Int-Yds BrUp QBH

|-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds FF

Blkd Kick

Demetrius Green Michael Green Richard Walker Tanner Botts Zach Long LeBrandon Banner Cle-Artiss Davis Jamont Jones Chris Carter Brandon Martin Nelson Bullard Jimmy Long Jeff Haney B.J. Woodley Jason Arenillas Chris Christian Evan Short Ryan Sanford Jacob Copeland Cam Thompkins Justin Bacon Isaiah Whitaker Blake Baker Graham Duncan Chris Robinson Evan Black Tyler Botts Brandon Wilson Nick Stutts Artis Gilmore Chad Smith Demarcus Jones Colin Corpe Quintin Gay Team

10 10 10 9 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 5 7 9 8 8 8 6 3 5 10 5 7 7 4 5 3 10 8 4 1 10 2 7

51 40 36 30 29 33 23 28 25 20 9 11 12 10 11 8 6 6 6 8 5 4 4 3 1 2 2 1 2 1 . 1 1 . .

26 23 15 19 16 7 16 9 8 6 12 8 7 6 5 5 4 3 3 . 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 . . 1 . . 1 .

77 63 51 49 45 40 39 37 33 26 21 19 19 16 16 13 10 9 9 8 7 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 .

8.0-35 3.5-8 2.0-10 2.5-5 4.5-17 1.5-3 5.0-23 . 7.0-20 7.5-38 4.5-17 4.0-13 1.5-1 5.5-45 1.5-4 . 1.0-1 . . 1.0-1 . . 1.0-3 . . 1.0-7 0.5-5 . . . . . . . .

3.5-25 . 1.0-8 . . . 2.0-18 . 1.0-4 5.5-36 1.5-10 1.0-7 . 4.0-41 1.0-3 . . . . . . . . . . 1.0-7 0.5-5 . . . . . . . .

1-0 3-22 . . . 1-0 . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 4 5 1 3 5 2 8 1 4 1 . 2 . 1 . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 . . 3 . . 1 . 2 3 2 4 1 . 1 . . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 1-74 . 2-0 . . 1-0 . . 1.0 . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 1 . 1 . . . 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . .

Total Opponents

11 11

429 447

212 385

641 832

63-256 52-167

22-164 12-64

6-2 3-28

41 17

20 4

7-74 14-133

6 13

3 5

1


2012 Football Prospectus

Yearly Results Year

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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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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 2011.................... 7.......... 3........... 0.....................700..........................Mike Houston

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

Coaching History Coach Mike Houston (2011-present) 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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7 17 17 14 30 35 16 30 5 66 120 3 20 33 1 2 4 3 5

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

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

.700 .386 .321 .260 .492 .455 .375 .492 .500 .604 .777 .400 .523 .461 .091 .400 .444 .375 .500


2012 Football Prospectus

2012 Opponents Series Records Concord

Saturday, Sept. 1 • 7:00 p.m. • Athens, W.Va.

Location............................................................................Athens, W.Va. Head Coach....................................... Garin Justice (West Virginia, 2006) Record at Concord............................................................ 7-4 (one year) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................7-4 2011 Conference Record/Finish................................. 7-1/1st (WVIAC) Series Record..................................................... Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 7-2

Carson-Newman

Saturday, Sept. 15 • 1:00 p.m. • Jefferson City, Tenn.

Location.................................................................. Jefferson City, Tenn. Head Coach....................................Ken Sparks (Carson-Newman, 1968) Record at Carson-Newman...................................... 299-80-1 (32 years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................5-6 2011 Conference Record/Finish....................... 3-4/5th (South Atlantic) Series Record.............................................Carson-Newman leads, 41-11

Brevard

Saturday, Oct. 6 • 1:00 p.m. • Brevard, N.C.

Location............................................................................ Brevard, N.C. Head Coach................................Paul Hamilton (Applachian State, 1981) Record at Brevard........................................................ 17-37 (five years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................4-7 2011 Conference Record/Finish....................... 1-6/8th (South Atlantic) Series Record..................................................... Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 4-1

Mars Hill

Saturday, Oct. 20 • 2:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location..........................................................................Mars Hill, N.C. Head Coach.................................................. Tim Clifton (Mercer, 1976) Record at Mars Hill..................................................... 106-94 (19 years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................8-3 2011 Conference Record/Finish.................... 6-1/T-1st (South Atlantic) Series Record..................................................... Mars Hill leads, 21-16-1

Newberry

Saturday, Nov. 3 • 2:00 p.m. • Newberry, S.C.

Location.......................................................................... Newberry, S.C. Head Coach.....................................Todd Knight (Gardner-Webb, 1989) Record at Newberry..................................................14-16 (three years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................4-6 2011 Conference Record/Finish....................4-3/T-3rd (South Atlantic) Series Record...............................................Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 40-30-7

Davidson

Saturday, Sept. 8 • 7:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location......................................................................... Davidson, N.C. Head Coach................................... Tripp Merritt (UNC Charlotte, 1990) Record at Davidson.................................................. 30-43 (seven years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................4-7 2011 Conference Record/Finish........ 2-6/8th (Pioneer Football League) Series Record................................................................ series tied, 9-9-1

North Greenville

Saturday, Sept. 29 • 7:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location...........................................................................Tigerville, S.C. Head Coach................................. Carroll McCray (Gardner-Webb, 1983) Record at North Greenville..................................................first season 2011 Overall Record.........................................................................11-3 2011 Conference Record/Finish........................................ Independent Series Record..................................................... Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 2-1

Tusculum

Saturday, Oct. 13 • 2:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location.................................................................... Greenevillle, Tenn. Head Coach.......................................... Frankie DeBusk (Furman, 1991) Record at Tusculum......................................................80-72 (14 years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................3-8 2011 Conference Record/Finish....................2-5/T-6th (South Atlantic) Series Record......................................................... Tusculum leads, 10-5

Wingate

Saturday, Oct. 27 • 1:30 p.m. • Wingate, N.C.

Location............................................................................Wingate, N.C. Head Coach................................................Joe Reich (Gettysburg, 1987) Record at Wingate.........................................................71-49 (11 years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................5-6 2011 Conference Record/Finish....................4-3/T-3rd (South Atlantic) Series Record..................................................Lenoir-Rhyne leads, 16-10

Catawba

Saturday, Nov. 10 • 2:00 p.m. • Hickory, N.C.

Location...........................................................................Salisbury, N.C. Head Coach............................................... Chip Hester (Guilford, 1992) Record at Catawba.........................................................66-42 (10 years) 2011 Overall Record...........................................................................3-8 2011 Conference Record/Finish....................2-5/T-6th (South Atlantic) Series Record...................................................... Catawba leads, 46-41-4


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