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Ibrahim Bah OLB Clifton Bishop FB James Boyd FS Frank Brooks FS R. J. Buford OLB Chris Burgess FS Joel Calfee WR Phillip Callier WR Cameron Carter DL Harry Casseus DL Walson Charles K Cortez Clark LB Shea Corpening DB Hayne Darby OL Jaron Delaney DL Keith Dunn DE Nick Exposito TE Bobby Freeman DB Caleb Frye K Jonathan Gallante LB Tanner Gilliland DL James Goodman DB Christian Google DB Daniel Griffin WR/P Michael Hall DB Greg Hampton QB Marion Harris RB Chris Hart OL Mikel Hawks K/P Boomer Hawthorne OL Anthony Herring ILB Matt Hollandsworth TE Zachariah Hudler DL Calvin Huggins OL Zavier Hunt DT Jordan Jackson OLB Kevin Johnson OL Dylan Kidd WR Cory Mabry QB C. J. Manns DB Mason Maples LB Joshua Martin WR Jabe Meadows WR Cody Miller OL Morris Mitchell CB Michael Nesmith WR Eli Overstreet FB Jon Poma FB Matthew Raner RB Jeremy Rickett LB Anthony Rivers DB Kyle Sheets LB Rodrell Smith WR Jose Soto OL Terrell Starckey LB Keith Stutts LB Levi Thompson OL Jonathan Toe DL Mike Tufaro OL Colton Turbyfill DL Austin Van Es QB Craig Walker WR Wesley Washington OLB Brett Watson OL Josh Wells RB Pernell Whitehead RB Antoine Wilkerson SS Benjamin Barrett DL Lamont Edwards DB Samuel Ervin OL Da’Shawn Hodnett CB Aderrius Jackson CB Derrick Johnson FS Dylan Justus OL David Keen SS Courtney Lewis WR Job Volcy RB
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Woodbridge, Va. Freedom Virginia Beach, Va. Bayside Queens, N.Y. Thomasville Newport News, Va. Heritage Bluefield, W. Va. Bluefield Lithonia, Ga. Martin Luther King Athens, W. Va. Pikeview Kansas City, Mo. Hogan Prep Academy Roanoke, Va. Northside Orlando, Fla. Evans Roanoke, Va. Ferrum College Lynchburg, Va. Heritage Newton, N.C. Newton Conover Glade Spring, Va. Bridgewater College Temple, Ga. Temple Bluefield, Va. Graham Woodbridge, Va. Forest Park Miami, Fla. Concord University Glade Spring, Va. Virginia Highlands CC Blacksburg, Va. Christiansburg Atlanta, Ga. Creekview Long Beach, Calif. Golden West CC Orlando, Fla. West Orange Greensboro, N.C. Home School Pulaski, Va. Pulaski Uniondel, N.Y. Alfred State College Petersburg, Va. Petersburg Ferrum, Va. Franklin County Wytheville, Va. George Wythe Bristol, Tenn. Tennessee High Port St. Lucie, Fla. West Centennial Willis, Va. Floyd Crumpler, N. C. Ashe County Spotsylvania, Va. Massaponax Rocky Mount, Va. Franklin County Manassas, Va. Stonewall Jackson Vero Beach, Fla. Vero Beach Christiansburg, Va. Bland Max Meadows, Va. Fort Chiswell Bluefield, W. Va. Bluefield Bassett, Va. Franklin County Bedford, Va. Liberty-Bedford Montcalm, W. Va. West Virginia University Yulee, Fla. Yulee Villa Rica, Ga. Villa Rica Port St. Lucie, Fla. West Centennial Floyd, Va. Floyd Port St. Lucie, Fla. West Centennial Summerfield, N. C. Home School Mooresville, N. C. Mooresville Chester, Va. Thomas Dale Bastian, Va. Tazewell Arrington, Va. Nelson County Miami, Fla. Westland Hialeah Richmond, Va. Highland Springs Columbus, Ga. Northside Brookneal, Va. William Campbell Alexandria, Va. Georgia Southern Scotch Plains, N. J. Scotch Plains Fanwood Woodlawn, Va. Galax West Palm, Fla. Summit Christian Bristow, Va. Stonewall Jackson Atlanta, Ga. Shiloh Lynchburg, Va. Heritage Alexandria, Va. Liberty University Atlanta, Ga. Stephenson Richmond, Va. Highland Springs Chester, Va. Thomas Dale Bluefield, Va. Graham Duffield, Va. Rye Cove Roanoke, Va. William Flemming Bluefield, W. Va. Graham Virginia Beach, Va. Glenwood Grundy, Va. Hurley Princeton, W. Va. Pikeview Chicago, Ill. Hubbard Miami, Fla. Edison SeniorIbus
NUMERICAL No. 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 23 24 25 27 29 31 33 34 36 37 38 40 41 42 44 45 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 61 69 71 75 76 77 78 79 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 90 91 93 94 95 97 99 RS RS RS RS RS RS RS RS RS RS
Antoine Wilkerson Bobby Freeman Michael Nesmith Greg Hampton Dylan Kidd Cortez Clark Jeremy Rickett Cory Mabry Christian Google Morris Mitchell Austin Van Es Mason Maples Terrell Starckey Phillip Callier Shea Corpening Jabe Meadows Anthony Rivers Frank Brooks Pernell Whitehead Caleb Frye Chris Burgess Eli Overstreet Marion Harris Josh Wells Keith Stutts Jon Poma Michael Hall Walson Charles C. J. Manns James Boyd Wesley Washington Jordan Jackson James Goodman Harry Casseus Mikel Hawks Clifton Bishop Matthew Raner R. J. Buford Anthony Herring Boomer Hawthorne Mike Tufaro Chris Hart Cody Miller Ibrahim Bah Keith Dunn Brett Watson Colton Turbyfill Levi Thompson Hayne Darby Calvin Huggins Kevin Johnson Cameron Carter Jose Soto Rodrell Smith Joel Calfee Nick Exposito Joshua Martin Crag Walker Daniel Griffin Matt Hollandsworth Jonathan Gallante Zavier Hunt Tanner Gilliland Zachariah Huddle Jaron Delaney Kyle Sheets Jonathan Toe Benjamin Barrett Lamont Edwards Samuel Ervin Da’Shawn Hodnett Aderrius Jackson Derrick Johnson Dylan Justus David Keen Cortney Lewis Job Volcy
Pos. SS DB WR QB WR LB LB QB DB CB QB LB LB WR DB WR DB FS RB K FS FB RB RB LB FB DB K DB FS OLB OLB WR DL K/P FB RB OLB ILB OL OL OL OL OLB DE OL DL OL OL OL OL DL OL WR WR TE WR WR WR/P TE LB DT DL DL DL LB DL DL DB OL CB CB FS OL SS WR RB
California (1) Long Beach: James Goodman, Jr. Florida (11) Miami: Bobby Freeman, Jose Soto, Job Volcy Orlando: Harry Casseus, Christian Google Port St. Lucie: Anthony Herring, Michael Nesmith, Jon Poma Vero Beach: Kevin Johnson West Palm: Austin Van Es Yulee: Cody Miller Georgia (6) Atlanta: Tanner Gilliland, Wesley Washington, Pernell Whitehead Columbus: Keith Stutts Lithonia: Chris Burgess, Temple: Jaron Delaney Villa Rica: Morris Mitchell Illinois (1) Chicago: Courtney Lewis Missouri (1) Kansas City: Phillip Callier New Jersey (1) Scotch Plains: Mike Tufaro New York (3) Queens: James Boyd Scotch Plains: Mike Tufaro Uniondel: Greg Hampton North Carolina (5) Crumpler: Zachariah Hudler Greensboro: Daniel Griffin Newton: Shea Corpening Mooresville: Jeremy Rickett Summerfield: Matthew Raner Tennessee (1) Bristol: Boomer Hawthrone Virginia (40) Alexandria: Jonathan Toe, Josh Wells Arrington: Rodrell Smith Bassett: Mason Maples Bastian: Kyle Sheets Bedford: Joshua Martin Blacksburg: Jonathan Gallante Bluefield: Keith Dunn, Lamont Edwards Bristow: Craig Walker Chester: Benjamin Barrett, Anthony Rivers Christiansburg: Dylan Kidd Duffield: Samuel Ervin Ferrum: Chris Hart Floyd: Eli Overstreet Glade Spring: Hayne Darby, Caleb Frye Grundy: Dylan Justus Lynchburg: Cortez Clark, Brett Watson Manassas: Jordan Jackson Max Meadows: Cory Mabry Newport News: Frank Brooks Petersburg: Marion Harris Pulaski: Michael Hall Richmond: Terrell Starckey, Antoine Wilkerson Roanoke: Cameron Carter, Walson Charles, Daâ€™Shawn Hodnett Rocky Mount: Zavier Hunt Spotsylvania: Calvin Huggins Virginia Beach: Clifton Bishop, Derrick Johnson Willis: Matt Hollandsworth Woodbridge: Ibrahim Bah, Nick Exposito Woodlawn: Colton Turbyfill Wytheville: Mikel Hawks West Virginia (6) Athens: Joel Calfee Bluefield: R. J. Burford, Aderrius Jackson, C. J. Manns Montcalm: Jabe Meadows Princeton: David Keen
RAMS HOME STATES
Woodbridge, Va. Freedom HS OLB | 6-1 | 200 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Freedom High School ... lettered one season under coach Gary Wothern ... made 55 tackles and six sacks despite missing four games due to a broken fibula in his final season for the Eagles. Personal: Ibrahim Sajor Bah ... born June 2, 1994 ... son of Sajor and Iye Bah.
Chster, Va. John Tyler CC DL | 5-8 | 300 | RS
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Thomas Dale High School ... lettered one season under coach Vic Williams ... led the Knights to a Central District Title, Central Region Championship and AAA Division 6 Virginia High School State Championship as a senior ... attended John Tyler Comunity College. Personal: Benjamin Gregory Barrett ... born December 14, 1991 ... son of Bryan and Sharon Barrett.
BISHOP Virginia Beach, Va. Bayside HS OLB | 5-7 | 192 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Bayside High School ... helped the Marlins to a Beach District Championship and Eastern Regional Championship with a 13-1 record as a junior ... record 10 tackles and two fumble recoveries, 28 receiving and 80 rushing yards and a receiving TD as a senior. Personal: Clifton Eugene Bishop ... born November 22, 1993 ... son of Clifton Wynn and Tanesha Bishop.
Queens, N.Y. Thomasville HS FS | 6-0 | 170 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Thomasville High School ... a two-time All-Mid-Central Conference and All-Davidson County selection ... recorded 100 tackles and forced five fumbles for the Bulldogs as THS shut out five straight opponents on their way to the MCC Championship in his junior season ... member of the 2009 North Carolina State Championship Bulldog squad as a sophomore. Personal: James P. Boyd ... born November 18, 1992 ... son of James and Monique Boyd.
BROOKS Newport News, Va. Heritage HS DB | 5-10 | 160 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Heritage High School ... earned Second Team All-Pennesula District Kick Returner as a senior ... recorded 40 tackles, one interception, and five TDs in his final season ... made 40 tackles and four interceptions as a junior for the Hurricanes. Personal: Frank Darius Brooks ... born June 5, 1994 ... son of Frank Huhammad and Debra Procter.
Bluefield, W. Va. Bluefield HS OLB | 6-4 | 215 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Bluefield High School ... won two West Virginia AA State Championships with the Beavers ... recorded 31 tackles, 4.5 sacks and forced six fumbles as a senior for the 2009 AA State Champions ... helped BHS to the 2007 AA State Championship as a sophomore. Personal: Ronald Glenn Burford ... born April 16, 1992.
BURGESS Lithonia, Ga. Martin Luther King HS FS | 5-10 | 160 | FR
Athens, W. Va. Pikeview HS WR | 6-1 | 185 | R-SO
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. High School ... earned two varsity letters under coach Michael Carson ... a member of back-to-back Region 5A Division 1 Championship teams ... recorded 20 or more tackles in each of the final five games of the regular season and 13 post season tackles to lead the Lions to a 12-1 record and their second straight Region 5A championship as a senior.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Pikeview High School ... played one season for coach Jeff Damewood ... recorded nine touchdowns including two in the opening round of the post-season for the Panthers as a senior.
Personal: Ronald Christopher Burgess II ... born September 7, 1993 ... son of Ronald and Kenya Burgess.
Personal: Joel Alan Calfee ... born July 8, 1992 ... son of Russell and Diahn Calfee.
Kansas City, Mo. Hogan Prep Academy WR | 5-9 | 165 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Hogan Prep Academy ... earned four varsity letters for coach Phil Lascuola ... scored 21 TDs and averaged 10 yards per carry, earning Second Team All-State Running Back honors as a senior ... earned Third Team All-State Running Back with 24 TDs as a junior. Personal: Phillip Fahja Callier ... born March 15, 1994 ... son of Lynn Mosley.
Roanoke, Va. Johnson C. Smith Univ. OL | 6-3 | 352 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Northside High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Burt Torrance ... earned First Team All-State Offensive Line honors leading the Vikings to a 12-2 record, Blue Ridge Championship and AA Division State Championship as a senior ... earned First Team All-District Defensive Line honors as a junior ... attended Johnson C. Smith University in 2010-11. Personal: Cameron Nelson Carter ... born October 29, 1991 ... son of Vickie Carter.
Orlando, Fla. Evans HS DL | 6-0 | 207 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Evans High School ... earned two letters for the Trojans.
CHARLES Roanoke, Va. Ferrum College K | 5-11 | 180 | R-FR
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Personal: Harry Junior Casseus ... born October 6, 1992 ... son of Antonio Casseus and Yvane Jacaves.
Lynchburg, Va. Heritage HS LB | 5-9 | 210 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Heritage High School ... earned two letters under coach Doug Smith ... recorded 73 tackles and forced three fumbles as a senior ... played fullback and linebacker as a junior recording 26 tackles as a junior for the Pioneers. Personal: Cortez Lashun Clark ... born December 3, 1991 ... son of Lamont and Anitta Lacy.
Glade Spring, Va. Bridgewater College OL | 6-2 | 250 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2009 graduate of Patrick Henry High School ... lettered three times under the Rams assistant coach Mike Compton ... also earned letters in track (4), basketball (3), and soccer (1) for the Rebels ... attended Bridgewater College in 2009. Personal: Theodore Brevard Hayne Darby ... born January 1991 ... son of Ted and Beverly Darby.
CORPENING Newton, N. C. Western Carolina Univ. DB | 5-7 | 155 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2009 graduate of Newton-Conover High School ... played corner back, wide receiver and returned kicks for the Red Devils ... returned an interception 65 yards for a score ... made a 96-yard and 97-yard kickoff return for scores ... recorded 53 tackles, five interceptions, eight pass break-ups and forced three fumbles on defense leading NCHS to the 2A State Championship in his final season ... attended Western Carolina University in 2010-11 where he was a member of the defensive scout team. Personal: Stewart Oluseyi Corpening ... born February 1, 1991 ... son of Alphie Corpening.
DeLANEY Temple, Ga. Temple HS DL | 6-2 | 250 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Temple High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Seth Rogers ... as team captain led the Tigers to the first round of the Georgia State playoffs earning First Team All-Area and All-Region as a senior ... garnered Second Team All-Area and All-Region honors as a junior. Personal: Jaron Marquin DeLaney ... born September 21, 1993 ... son of Marshall and Lorena DeLaney.
Bluefield, Va. Graham HS DE | 6-1 | 240 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Graham High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Doug Marrs ... a twotime Honorable Mention All-Southwest District honoree ... selected to the Southwest Virginia All-Star Game as a senior ... also earned three varsity letters in basketball for the G-Men. Personal: Keith Jeffrey Dunn ... born September 6, 1992 ... son of Lee and Linda Dunn.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graudate of Rye Cove ... earned four varsity letters under coach Thomas Calloway ... a three-time All-Cumberland District selection ... made 99 tackles and five sacks while earning All-Southwest Virginia First Team Offensive Line, Southwest VIrginia Outstanding Lineman, and First Team All-Cumberland District Offensive and Deffensive Line as a senior. Personal: Samuel Dakota Ervin ... born September 23, 1994 ... son of Larry and Shelby Tomlinson.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Graham High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Mike Williams ... recorded a single-game high 19 tackles, a sack while rushing for 92 yards and a TD ... recorded 110 tackles, 10 for loss, including five sacks, while forcing and recovering a fumble and scoring three touchdowns, earning Second Team All-Mount Empire District as a senior ... earned All-Southwest District honors as a sophomore ... also earned four letters in basketball and track for the G-Men.
EXPOSITO Woodbridge, Va. Forest Park HS TE | 6-5 | 240 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Forest Park High School .. earned two varsity letters under coach David Coccoli ... a two-time Second Team All-Cardinal District honorree ... made 55 career receptions for 850 yards and five touchdowns for the Bruins ... made 30 receptions, scoring three touchdowns while leading the Cardinal District in receiving yards for tight ends (500) as a senior ... also earned four letters in basketball for FPHS. Personal: Nicholas Vito Exposito ... born August 12, 1993 ... son of Francis and Mary Exposito.
Miami, Fla. Concord University DB | 5-7 | 187 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Mater Academy ... recorded 120 tackles, five interceptions and two forced fumbles during his two year career for the Lions ... attended Concord University. Personal: Bobby Freeman ... born November 9, 1991 ... son of Oscar Vandyke and April Brown.
GALANTE Blacksburg, Va. Christiansburg HS LB | 5-10 | 190 | FR
Personal: Lamont Devon Edwards ... born January 10, 1994 ... son of Michael Edwards and Chere Esters.
ERVIN Duffield, Va. Rye Cove HS OL | 6-1 | 230 | FR
Bluefield, Va. Graham HS DB | 5-7 | 170 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Christiansburg High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Tim Cromer ... helped the Blue Demons to the AA State Championship starting every game on offense and defense as a senior ... also earned seven letters in basketball, soccer and track for CHS. Personal: Jonathan Isaac Galante ... born May 27, 1994 ... son of Joe and Stephanie Galante.
FRYE Glade Springs, Va. Virginia Highlands CC K | 5-7 | 135 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Patrick Henry High School ... earned four letters for the Rebels, two under Tim Johnson and two under current Rams assistant coach Mike Compton ... a two-time First Team All-District selection kicked 57 extra points and three career field goals for the Rebels ... also earned four letters in baseball at PHHS Personal: Joshua Caleb Frey ... born September 13, 1991 ... son of Dennis and Sidra Frye.
Atlanta, Ga. Creekview HS DL | 6-1 | 232 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Creekview High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Al Morrel ... made 83 tackles and scored three TDs as a senior, earning All-Conference in his senior year ... earned Second Team All-State and All-Conference honors as a junior with 123 tackles and six TDs. Personal: Tanner Boyd Gilleland ... born August 29, 1992 ... son of Doug and Lara Gilleland.
Long Beach, Calif. Golden West CC WR | 5-11 | 180 | JR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2005 graduate of Tustin High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Myrom Miller ... earned First Team All-Century League Defense as a senior ... selected First Team All-Century league after runing for 300 yards on 15 carries against Foothill ... made seven INTs as a junior earning First Team All-Century League Defense and CIF Second Team defense ... played one season for Golden West CC ... made 15 tackles, two INT, and 4 pass break-ups Personal: James Goodman, Jr ... born July, 22, 1987 ... son of James and Faye Goodman.
Greensboro, N. C. Home School WR/P | 6-3 | 155 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: Played in the Homeschool Football League for coach Dan Griffin ... recorded 20 career receiving TDs leading the Panthers to back-to-back State Championship games including winning the title as a junior. Personal: Daniel Chapman Griffin ... born July 28, 1993 ... son of Dan and Keri Griffin.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of West Orange High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Chip Petree ... made 31 tackles (24 solo), four INT, 10 pass break-ups, and recovered a fumble in the Warriorâ€™s first winning season (9-3) since 1999 as a senior ... selected to the County All-Star team. Personal: Christian James Google ... born March 20, 1994 ... son of Brice Google and Ericka Hayes.
Michael Pulaski, Va. Pulaski County HS DB | 5-8 | 155 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Pulaski County High School ... made five INT leading the River Ridge District, made 11 break-ups and 34 tackles, earning First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-Region IV as a senior. Personal: Michael Lee Hall ... born February 8, 1994 ... son of Michael W. Hall and Marian A. Hall.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2009 graduate of Uniondale High School ... earned two varsity letters under coach Noel Epps ... earned All-Conferece honors as a senior ... attended and played for Alfred State College in 2011 ... led Alfred State to its first ever Region 3 Championship ending as the No. 25 NJCAA quarterback ... passed for 19 TDs and 1,898 yards and rushed for an additional five TDs in his loan season at Alfred. Personal: Gregory Randolph Hampton ... born April 21, 1991 ... son of Gregory Hampton and Elba Furlonge.
Petersburg, Va. Petersburg HS RB | 5-10 | 165 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Petersburg High School ...a First Team All-Academic, Second Team Kick Returner, and Honorable Mention Defensive Back District honoree as a senior ... returned four kick returns for touchdowns and returned an interception for a score. Personal: Marion Tyro Harris ... born October 25, 1993 ... son of Marion Harris, Jr. and Jamela Jones.
HART Ferrum, Va. Franklin County HS OL | 6-2 | 250 | FR
Uniondel, N. Y. Alfred State College QB | 6-0 | 190 | JR
Orlando, Fla. West Orange HS DB | 5-8 | 160 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School ... earned one varsity letter under coach Chris Jones ... helped lead the Eagles to back-to-back playoff appearances ... earned First Team All-Western Valley District Guard honors as a senior. Personal: Christopher Paul Hart ... born November 5, 1993 ... son of Christopher and Colleen Hart.
Wytheville, Va. George Wythe HS K/P | 6-1 | 145 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of George Wythe High School ... earned two varsity letters under coach H. S. Ingo ... broke Shane Grahamâ€™s record for consecutive extra points (76) with 80 ... recorded 43 consecutive extra points along with a 59-yard punt for the 12-1 Maroons as a senior ... earned First Team All-Area BHC Place Kicker, All-Hogoheegee District Kicker and Punter, Second Team All-Region C Place Kicker, Second Team All-Region C Punter as a senior ... earned First Team Second Team AP All-State Kicker, VHSCA Honorable Mention Kicker, Single A Underclassman All-State First Team Kicker, First Team All-Region kicker and Second Team All-Region C Punter as a junior ... also lettered in soccer for the Maroons. Personal: Mikel Nelson Hawkes ...born July 28, 1993 ... son of Nelson Hawks and M. Leslie Spence.
Bristol, Tenn. Tennessee HS OL | 6-2 | 225 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Tennessee High ... earned seven varsity letters for the Vickings (3 football, 2 wrestling, 2 track and field) ... captain of the 2011 undefeated (11-0) regular season squad as a senior ... helped lead THS to the top ranking in Tennessee as a junior. Personal: John Boyd Hawthorne, III ... born July 3, 1994 ... son of John B. Hawtthorne II and Cindy S. Hawthorne.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of William Flemming High School ... helped lead teh Colonels to a State Championship as a freshman and a Western Valley District championship. Personal: Da’Shawn Shaquill Hodnett ... born May 24, 1993 ... son of Mark Thompson and Karen Hodnett.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of West Centennial High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Ron Paker ... recorded 62 pancake blocks while earning First Team All-Area Offensive Guard as a junior ... led the Eagles to the Class 8A District Championship while recording 98 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles and 35 pancake blocks earning First Team All-Area Linebacker as a senior. Personal: Anthony Tyron Lee Herring ... born May 9, 1994 ... son of Nate and Antionette Williams
HOLLANDSWORTH Willis, Va. Floyd HS TE | 6-3 | 205 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Floyd County High School ... recorded 32 receptions, with a 15.4 ypc and eight touchdowns as a senior, earning First Team All-Three Rivers District and Second Team All-Region as a senior ... earned Honorable Mention All-Three Rivers District Quarterback as a junior ... member of Floyd’s 2008 Virginia State Runner-Up team that finished 13-1 ... also earned four varsity letters in baseball for the Buffaloes where he led FHS to a program best Region Semifinals as a senior. Personal: Matthew Kenneth Hollandsworth .. born January 20, 1994 ... son of Patricia Poole.
Crumpler, N. C. Ashe County DL | 6-2 | 300 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Ashe County High School ... earned four letters under coach Bill Strens ... a four-year starter on offensive line and a three-year starter on defensive line for the four-time Mountain Valley 2A Conference Champion Husky’s ... earned All-Mountian Valley honors each of his final three seasons ... also earned letters in track & field (3) and wrestling (2) for the Ashe County. Personal: Zachariah A. Hudler ... born October 19, 1992 ... son of Tommy and Ann Hudler.
HUNT Rocky Mount, Va. Franklin County HS DT | 6-0 | 270 | FR
HODNETT Roanoke, Va. William Flemming HS CB | 5-8 | 160 | FR
Port Saint Lucie, Fla. West Centennial HS ILB | 6-0 | 219 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School ... earned two varsity letters under coach Chris Jones ... made a individual season best nine tackles against Woodbridge as a senior ... made four sacks and 12 tackles against Woodbridge as a junior while being named the team Player of the Year. Personal: Zavier Jaquar Lashane Hunt ... born December 8, 1993 ... son of Luther and Kimberly Hunt.
HUGGINS Spotsylvania, Va. Massaponax HS OL | 6-2 | 300 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Massaponax High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Eric Ludden ... led the Panthers to the Division 5 Northwest Regional Championship as a sophomore and a 26-10 overall record in his three seasons ... earned First Team All-Commonwealth Districht and First Team All-Fredericksburg Area as a senior ... earned First Team All-Commonweath District honors as a junior. Personal: Calvin Curtis Huggins ... born March 25, 1994 ... son of Michelle Lopez-Huggins.
JACKSON Bluefield, W. Va. Graham HS CB | 5-7 | 160 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Graham High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Doug Marrs ... ran for 846 yards and five TDs and made 47 tackles, earning All-Mount Empire District honors as a senior ... rushed for 956 yards as a junior, including 298 yards against Virginia High ... also earned three varsity letters in track for the G-Men. Personal: Aderrius DeShawn Jackson ... born January 19, 1994 ... son of Earl Sims and Michelle Jackson.
Manassas, Va. Stonewall Jackson HS OLB | 5-9 | 210 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Mike Dougherty ... scored 13 TDs as a senior, earning Honorable Metion All-Cedar Run District AAA and SJHS Coaches Award ... selected as Raiders Rookie of the Year in his sophomore season. Personal: Jordan Delaney Jackson ... born March 2, 1994 ... son of W. Leon and Doreen Jackson.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Gleenwood High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Jason Allen ... led Glenwood to the State Semi-finals with 23 pass break-ups, three interceptions and 57 tackles as a senior .... voted to Alabama vs. Georgia Indoor Classic where he scored a rushing TD ... led GHS to District Championship as a junior ... also lettered in basketball and track for the Gators. Personal: Derrick Quashawn Johnson ... born December 9, 1992 ... son of Derrick Campbell LaToya Shareiff.
Vero Beach, Fla. Vero Beach HS OL | 6-7 | 320 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Vero Beach High School ... in his first seson of varsity football helped the Fighting Indians to a 6-4 mark. Personal: Kevin Christopher Johnson ... born February 6, 1993 ... son of Paulett Stewert.
JUSTUS Grundy, Va. Hurley HS OL | 6-2 | 252 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Hurley High School ... registered 53 tackles, four sacks and five forced fumbles while earning Second Team All-Black Diomond District honors as a senior ... also played basketball for the Rebels where he helped them to a 25-4 mark as a senior. Personal: Dylon Forrest Justus ... born May 20, 1994 ... son of Chris Justus and Millie McClanahan.
KEEN Princeton, W. Va. Pikeview HS SS | 6-0| 173 | FR
Virginia Beach, Va. Glenwood HS FS | 6-0 | 165 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Pikeview High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Jeff Damwood ... rushed for 890 yards on 88 carries (10.11 YPC), scored 15 TDs and threw for another four as a senior ... rushed for 980 yards and threw for 315 on 22-of-31 passing (.709) while rushing for 21 TDs and passing for another seven as a junior ... also lettered in basketball and track for the Panthers. Personal: David Allen Keen ... born October 28, 1992 ... son of Gene Keen.
KIDD Christiansburg, Va. Bland HS WR | 5-8| 165 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Bland High School ... earned four letters under coach Harris Hart ... earned All-Mountain Empire District offense and defense honors as a senior ... recorded 191 tackles and seven interceptions on defense . Personal: Dylan Tyree Kidd ... born May 6, 1993 ... son of Wendy Dinger.
Chicago, Ill. Hubbard HS WR | 5-11 | 177 | FR
MABRY Max Meadows, Va. Fort Chiswell HS QB | 6-6| 170 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Hubbard High School ... lettered in football, basketball, volleyball and track for the Greyhounds ... led Hubbard to a 48-4 mark in three seasons ... guided HHS to a 17-1 record with 67 tackles, 315 rushing yards, 198 receiving yards, four TDs, and an interception as a senior while earning First Team All-State and All-City honors ... recorded 97 tackles and a TD for a 13-3 Marion Catholic team as a freshman.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Fort Chiswell High School ... a three-sport standout for the Pioneers ... earned 11 letters at FCHS, football (4), baseball (4), basketball (3) ... threw for 21 TDs and 1,9998 yards while earning Second Team All-District quarterback as a senior ... also led the Pioneers to the State Final in basketball and the state eliete eight in baseball.
Personal: Courtney Lamont Lewis ... born January 12, 1993 ... son of Eric and Joyce Lewis.
Personal: Cory Austin Mabry ... born March 30, 1994 ... son of Marty and Rhonda Mabry.
Bluefield, W. Va. Bluefield HS DB | 5-7 | 165 | FR
Bassett, Va. Franklin County HS LB | 6-3 | 230 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Bluefield High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Freddy Simon ... recorded 84 tackles and one forced fumble on defense while rushing for six TDs on 430 yards as a senior for the Beavers ... led BHS to the AA semifinals with 79 tackles, two for loss, while focing four fumbles and recorded 540 total yards and four TDs as a junior ... member of the Beavers AA Championship as a sophomore.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School ... a four-time letter winner under coach Chris Jones ... earned Second Team All-Western Valley District ... recorded 40 tackles and three sacks while foceing a fumble before missing five games due to injury ... made 142 tackles to earn First Team AAll-Piedmont District, First Team All-Region while garnering honrable mention all state honors as a junior.
Personal: Curtis Jerome Manns ... born November 8, 1993 ... son of Curtis Manns and Sharon Mattox.
Personal: Mason Anderson Maples ... born January 13, 1994 ... son of Jon and Kathy Maples.
MARTIN Bedford, Va. Liberty Bedford HS WR | 6-1 | 165 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Liberty Bedford High School ... passed for 290 yards and three TDs and ran for 86 yards and a TD against Jefferson Forest as a senior. Personal: Joshua Ryan Martin ... born February 16, 1994 ... son of Jeff and Susan Martin.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2010 graduate of Mount Calm High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Justin Gilbert ... earned All-Coal Field Conference honors as a quaterback and All-State as a punter in his final season for the Generals. Personal: Jabe Connor Meadows ... born November 27, 1991 ... son of Donny and Sherry Meadows.
MILLER Yulee, Fla. Yulee HS OL | 6-1 | 275 | FR
Montcalm, W. Va. West Virginia University WR | 6-2 | 170 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Yulee High School ... earned two varsity letters under coach Bobby Ramsay ... led Yulee to an 8-4 mark, third round of the playoffs while winning a District Championship in final year ... blocked for Derrica Henry who ran for more than 2,500 yards and 30 TD and earned All-Conference and All-County Center honors as a senior season ... selected to play in Shrine Bowl. also lettered in track and wrestling for the Hornets.
MITCHELL Villa Rica, Ga. Villa Rica HS CB | 5-9 | 170 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Villa Rica High School ... recorded 29.5 tackles, 10 pass deflections, and one interception while only allowing two receiving touchdowns as a senior. Personal: Brinston Morris Mitchell ... born May 19, 1994 ... son of Jimmy Lewis McCoy, Jr. and Kimberly Brooks.
Personal: Cody Thomas Miller ... born August 22, 1993 ... son of Glenn and Liz Miller.
NESMITH Port St. Lucie, Fla. West Centennial HS WR | 5-11 | 180 | FR
Floyd, Va. Floyd HS FB | 5-10 | 180 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of West Centennial High School ... recorded over 1,700 yards rushing and 1,100 yards receiving during his four year career under coach Ron Parker ... recorded 400 yards receiving and 600 yards rushing while making 98 tackles on defense for the Eagles in his senior season.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Floyd County High School ... earned two varsity letters under coach Winfred Beale ... earned Second Team Three Rivers District All-Purpose Player, recording 500 all-purpose yards withtwo rushing TDs and one receving TD as a senior ... earned Second Team All-Three Rivers District Defensive Lineman as a junior.
Personal: Michael Robert Nesmith ... born January 8, 1993 ... son of Oliver and Michelle Nesmith.
Personal: Elisha Michael Overstreet ... born August 20, 1993 .. son of Wesley and Elizabeth Overstreet.
Port Saint Lucie, Fla. West Centennial HS FB | 5-9 | 235 | FR
Summerfield, N.C. Home School RB | 5-7 | 175 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of West Centennial High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Ron Parker with more than 1,500 career rushing yards ... rushed for 800 yards on 113 carries (7.1 YPR) and nine TDs while receiving All-Area honoors ... also lettered in lacrosse for the Eagles.
Prior to joining the Rams: Played four years in the Homeschool Football League ... a two-way player, playing both running back and linebacker for the Panthers ... recoded seven sacks, two defensive TDs, and two fumble recoveries leading the Panthers to the Homeschool State Championship with a 7-1 record as a junior.
Personal: Jonathan Gino Poma ... born July 17, 1993 ... son of Frank and Kim Poma.
Personal: Matthew Martin Raner ... born November 25, 1993 ... son of Greg and Debra Raner.
RICKETT Mooresville, N. C. Mooresville HS LB | 5-8 | 177 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2007 graduate of Mooresville High School ... earned a varsity letter under coach Oliphant ... registered 20 tackles, a forced fouble and a fouble recovery as a senior for the Blue Devils ... played with United States Marien Corps, registered seven interceptions, 35 tackles, two blocked field goals during an 11-0 season as outside linebacker. Personal: Jeremy Tyrone Rickett ... born September 29, 1989 ... son of Tony and Teresa Rickett ... United States Marine, completed two combat tours during duty.
SHEETS Bastian, Va. Tazewell HS LB | 6-1 | 200 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Tazewell High School ... earned four varsity letters in football and track and field for the Bulldogs ... recorded 255 career tackles ... earned First Team AllSouthwest Dictric and Second Team All-Region honors while making 120 tackles, forcing four fumbles, and recording an interception on defense and recording 96 yards rushing and a TD on offense. Personal: Kyle Robert Sheets ... born October 6, 1993 ... son of Glen and Becky Sheets.
SOTO Miami, Fla. Westland Hialeah OL | 6-6 | 265 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Westland Hialeah High School ... earned four varsity letters under coach Mike Manasco ... started center on an offensive line that featured three 800 yard running backs, earning All-Conference honors as a senior ... played in the North versus South All-Star Game ... also earned three leters in basketball for the WHHS. Personal: Jose Joaquin Soto III ... born July 12, 1993 ... son of Jose J. Soto II and Virgina Soto.
RIVERS Chester, Va. Thomas Dale HS DB | 5-9 | 160 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Thomas Dale High School ... earned two varsity letters under coach Kevin Tucker ... helped the Knights to a perfect 7-0 record in the Central District as a senior ... also earned four letters in track and field. Personal: Anthony DeWane Rivers, Jr. ... born April 16, 1994 ... son of Consvelo Hawkins
SMITH Arrington, Va. Nelson County WR | 6-1 | 190 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Nelson County High School ... earned three varsity letters under coach Mark Wells ... ran for 211 yards and 5 scores in a single game ... returned a punt 93 yards for a score and rushed for 932 yards and 13 TDs as a senior ... as a junior rushed for over 1,300 yards and 12 TDs. Personal: Rodrell Shaquille Smith ... born July 21, 1993 ... son of Marvin and Cindy Smith.
STARCKEY Richmond, Va. Highland Springs HS LB | 6-2 | 230 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Highland Springs High School ... recorded a team-high 130 tackles, 10 sacks and forced two fumbles, earning First Team All-District, First Team All-Region, and Honorable Mention All-State as a senior. Personal: Tarrell Tearence Starckey ... born May 29, 1993 ... son of Tearence and Tracye Starckey.
Columbus, Ga. Northside HS LB | 5-11 | 190 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Northside High School ... played for coach Paul Cotes ... selected to the Honorable Mention team and earned Defensive Player of the Year for the Patriots in his senior year while recording 80 tackles, three forced fumbles, two pass break-ups, and one fumble recovery. Personal: Keith Darnell Stutts II ... son of Keith and Voncile Stutts.
Brookneal, Va. William Campbell HS OL | 6-0 | 220 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of William Campbell High School ... earned two varsity letters under Greg Mullins ... made 64 tackles and 12 sacks while earning Second Team All-Dogwood District Defensive Line and Honorable Mention Offensive Line as a senior. Personal: Levy James Thompson ... born July 17, 1994 ... son of Kevin Thompson and Angela Evans and Sam Evans.
Alexandria, Va. Georgia Southern Univ. DL | 6-2 | 260 | R-JR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2008 graduate of Battlefield High School ... earned All-District honors as a freshman under coach Jeremy Keys in basketball and coach Lewis in football at Mount Vernon High School ... his play as a freshman helped the Bobcats to an undefeated season on the gridirion ... wrestled at Battlefield High School as a senior. Personal: Jonathan E. Toe ... born October 14, 1989 ... son of Amos and Vetona Toe.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Galax High School ... earned four letters for coach Mark Dixon ... led the Maroon Tide to the State Championship game and a 15-1 record earning Second Team All-District as a senior ... Personal: Colton Elijah Turbyfill ... born April 13, 1994 ... son of Mark and Amy Turbyfill.
VOLCY Miami, Fla. Wytheville CC RB | 5-10 | 181 | FR
Scotch Plains, N.J. Scotch Plains Fanwood HS OL | 6-1 | 290 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Scotch Plains Fanwood High School ... earned three letters under coach Steve Ciccotelli ... made 69 tackles, eight sacks and forced three fumbles earning All-County and All-Union County Conference and played in the senior Snapple Bowl ... also earned three letters in bowling and three in track and field. Personal: Mike Giovanni Tufaro ... born December 9, 1992 ... son of Joseph and Gatherino Tufaro.
TURBYFILL Woodlawn, Va. Galax HS DL | 6-0 | 220 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2008 graduate of Miami Edison Senior High School ... led the Raderâ€™s basketball squad to the third round of the playoffs as a senior, earning Most Improved. Personal: Job Volcy ... born July 10, 1990 ... son of Jean Paul Volcy and Clerna Meritus.
VAN ES West Palm, Fla. Summit Christian HS QB | 6-0 | 215 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Summit Christian School ... a four-year starter at quarterback for coach Bill Ceaser ... passed for over 3,800 career yards for 42 passing TDs ... ran for over 550 career yards for 11 rushing TDs ... passed for 15 TDs on 897 yards and ran for 385 yards and five TDs while making 98 tackles and forcing four fumbles, earning First Team -All County as a senior ... passed for a school record 16 TDs and 1,978 yards while earning Third Team All-County as a junior ... aso earned letters in soccer, baseball, and basketball for the Saints Personal: Austin Clark Van Es ... born March 21, 1994 ... son of Sheila Van Es.
WALKER Bristow, Va. Stonewall Jackson HS WR | 5-10 | 170 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School ... earned three letters for coach Mike Dougherty ... earned First Team All-Cedar Run District, Coaches Award, and Team Most Outstanding Wide Receiver recording a school record 248 yard receiving game as a senior ... earned offensive MVP as a sophomore. Personal: Craig Allen Walker ... born April 18, 1994 ... son of Stacie Oloughlin.
Atlanta, Ga. Shiloh HS OLB | 5-10 | 207 | R-FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Shiloh High School ... earned three varsity letters for coach Keith Wilkes ... recorded 94 tackles, four sacks and forced four fumbles earning a spot in the Gwinnett County All-Star Game as a senior ... recorded a team-high 117 tackles and two sacks as a junior. Personal: Wesley Jameal Washington ... born October 6, 1992 ... son of Wesley and Tammy Washington.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Heritage High School ... earned two letters for coach Doug Smith ... earned All-Seminole District honors and All-Seminole District Academic Team as a senior. Personal: Brett Lewis Watson ... born May 17, 1994 ... son of Travis and Laura Watson.
Alexandria, Va. Liberty University RB | 5-9 | 180 | R-SO
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2008 graduate of West Potomac High School ... earned eight varsity letters for WPHS (4 in football and 4 in track) ... ranked No. 3 running back in Virginia as a senior for the Wolverines, led the state in rushing up to the fourth week with 600 yards ... rushed for 1,600 yards with 21 TDs, ran for 300 yards and scored six TDs in a single game, earning All-State and All-Region as a junior ... ran for over 500 yards with five TDs, earning All-District as a sophomore ... regional qualifier in the 100-meter dash and 400x100-meter relay as a freshman. Personal: Joshua Andrew Wells ... born October 23, 1988 ... son of Alfonso and Annette Wells.
WILKERSON Richmond, Va. Highland Springs HS SS | 6-0 | 176 | R-FR
Lynchburg, Va. Heritage HS OL | 6-2 | 245 | Fr.
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2011 graduate of Highland Springs High School ... earned three letters for coach Loren Johnson along with three letters for the Springers in Track & Field ... a two-way starter as a senior at safety and running back earning All-Central Region, All-Capital District, and Team Offensive Back of the Year ... started at safety as a junior helping HSHS to a 9-2 mark and a Capital District Championship while earning All-District honors. Personal: Antoine Lonell Wilkerson ... born November 11, 1992 ... son of Kenneth and Lloydette Wilkerson.
Atlanta, Ga. Stephenson HS RB | 5-10 | 170 | FR
Prior to joining the Rams: A 2012 graduate of Stephenson High School ... scored eight TDs on 569 yards while making four sackswjq Personal: Pernell Whitehead ... born September 19, 1993 ... son of Samantha Whitehead.
COACHES AND STAFF
HEAD COACH MIKE GRAVIER Coach Mike Gravier became the program’s eighth coach when Bluefield College leaders announced him as the coach man who would restart the program that had been dormant since 1941 during a press conference, July 23, 2010. “Hiring the right coach, someone who identifies with the college’s mission and has a passion for transforming young men’s lives through the game of football, is critical to the success of this new program,” said BC president, Dr. David Olive. “I’m convinced we have found that person in Mike Gravier.” Gravier helped launch a football program as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Malone University in Ohio in 1992. Three seasons later, he became the head coach of the young program, where during a four-year span he amassed a 30-12-1 win-loss record, three Mid-States Football Association Championships, a MSFA Coach of the Year honor, and two NAIA National Tournament bids. “Mike brings an excellent understanding of the game and effective coaching style to Bluefield football,” said BC’s athletic director, Pete Dryer. “In addition to his experience and success on the field, we are excited to have a football coach with strong character, a passion to live out his faith in Jesus Christ, and a desire to serve and mentor student-athletes.” Coach Gravier began his career with five years of coaching at the high school level after playing football and earning his bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and while earning his master’s degree from Western Michigan University. He spent the next six years as an assistant coach at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, Western Michigan University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Michigan Technological University, before beginning his six-year stint with Malone. He was called back to his alma mater to coach in 1998 and spent two additional seasons as a high school coach in Georgia before devoting his career in 2001 to faith-based ministries, including Christian Outreach International in Florida, where for three years he served as director of sports ministry. Today, while last serving as an assistant coach for football at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, Gravier is the director of OperationSHARE for Heaven Sent Ministries in Princeton, West Virginia, but now he is ready to turn his attention to Bluefield College. “I’m very excited and humbled,” said Gravier about the opportunity to lead the new BC football program. “It’s always an honor to be the first person chosen to lead a football program. It’s a role I don’t take lightly, and I look forward to the challenge. We will play an exciting brand of football. We will play fast. We will be very aggressive, and I believe we will win.” Starting a new football program, Coach Gravier said, will be a special endeavor. Like the players from 1941 who hold memories from the last game played, players on the new BC roster, he said, “will someday share stories about the first touchdown scored, the first win, or the first championship.” Those firsts, he added, “are something only the new players can experience.” Coach Gravier said in reviving BC football he wants the new players and
fans to remember why the program was dropped in 1942 and to honor the young men who joined the war effort and risked their lives to secure our freedom. “We will use that past as part of our future,” said coach Gravier. “It is my desire to honor those former players in some way. If any are still living, I want them to visit and be a part of our team. If they are no longer with us, their families are always welcome.” Coach Gravier acknowledged that a new football team will, no doubt, boost the Greater Bluefield economy, offer an additional source for gridiron entertainment to an already football-hungry community, and give more local student-athletes an opportunity to continue their football careers at home in front of family and friends. But, the impact he’s looking forward to most is the one that will involve his players in community outreach. In line with the Bluefield College mission, Coach Gravier said he hopes to develop players both academically and spiritually. In addition to what the student-athletes will gain in the classroom from professors, through a mentor program with leaders in the community the coach said he wants to develop the players’ career and leadership skills. The purpose, he said: to develop the whole player. “We want to show our players what it means to be a good football player, but also what it means to be a leader in the community, a good husband, and a good father,” said Gravier. “Football will be a small part of their college experience, and hopefully the other things they learn that will carry with them through the good and bad times of life.”
Gravier as Head Coach Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 Totals
School Malone Malone Malone Malone
W-L 10-1-1 8-2 5-5 7-4 30-12-1
Pct. .875 .800 .500 .636 .709
In August 0-0 In September 10-3 In October 8-3-1 Gravier in November 9-4 In December 0-1
Postseason/Titles MSFA League Champions/NAIA Playoff MSFA League Champions MSFA League Champions/NAIA Playoff
.000 .769 .708 .692 .000
Gravier vs. All Opponents Opponent Baker (KS) Findlay (OH) Geneva (PA) Georgetown (KY) Iowa Wesleyan Lambuth (TN) St. Ambrose (IA) St. Francis (IN) St. Xavier (IL) St. Joseph (IN) Taylor (IN) Tiffin (OH) Trinity International (IL) Tri-State (IN) Urbana (OH) Walsh (OH) West Liberty (WV) Westminster (PA) Wilmington (OH) Total
In the Post Season 1-2 .333 vs. the Mid-South Confence 0-1 L, 41-46 to Georgetown In Season Openers 3-1 .750 In Home Openers 2-2 .500
W-L 1-0 0-2 4-1 0-1 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 4-0 2-0 3-1 4-0 3-1 1-1 0-2-1 1-0 30-12-1
H 1-0 0-1 4-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-1 0-1-1 0-0 15-7-1
A 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 15-5
Last W, 45-7 L, 10-13 W, 31-28 L, 41-46 W, 35-12 L, 16-26 L, 30-40 W, 55-30 W, 42-34 L, 34-51 W, 19-7 W, 37-15 W, 32-0 L, 7-21 W, 49-7 W, 28-21 W, 35-24 L, 0-21 W, 34-14
Year 1996 1996 1998 1998 1996 1997 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1998 1997 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1995
Coach Stacey Hairston came to the Bluefield College football program with an extensive pedigree of coaching at both the professional and collegiate level. Hairston, who joined the BC staff as defensive coordinator, played collegiate football at Ohio Northern University, before being signed in 1989 as a free agent in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. After a season with Dallas, Hairston spent the next two years, 1990-1992, in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a defensive back and special teams player with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, before returning to the NFL to play defensive back and special teams for the Cleveland Browns, where was an integral part of the number one ranked defense in the NFL in 1994. “Stacey has worked hard for everything he has,” said Coach Gravier. “As an NCAA Division III athlete trying to make it at the professional level, he had to work hard and be determined. He approaches coaching the same way. He is determined to help our guys be successful, to help them reach their full potential.” Hairston began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Ohio Northern University, where for seven seasons, 19962003, he coached defensive backs and special teams. In 2003, after a short stint as interim head coach, he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator and co-special teams coordinator, a position he held until 2008. A member of the Black Coaches and Administrators Association, the American Football Coaches Association and a former vice president of the NFL Players Association, Hairston became an assistant coach for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in 2008, where he coached defensive backs until being called to Bluefield in the spring of 2010.
Coach Mike Compton joins the Bluefield College football program as an assistant coach in charge of the offensive line. Compton, a Richlands, Virginia, native who played collegiate football at West Virginia University, where he was a three-year starter at center from 1990-1992, a two-time All-Big East Conference recipient in 1991 and 1992, and a consensus All-American in 1992.
eer Award in 1990 and 1992.
While in college, Compton also won the Red Brown Cup Award as WVU’s most outstanding athlete in 1992 and the Ideal Mountain-
“Coach Gravier has been charged with the task of starting a football program and bringing in the right people to get it going,” said Athletics Directo Pete Dryer. “He has brought in two individuals tor i Mike and Stacey that will assist in launching this in program in the right direction.” After college, Compton took his talent to the NFL, where he played as an offensive lineman eight years for the Detroit Lions, three years for the New England Patriots, and one year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. During his time with the Patriots, Compton won two Super Bowl rings. “Throughout Mike’s experiences in college and in the NFL, he’s learned how to prepare himself to be successful,” said Coach Gravier. “Having the career he’s had doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work. I know that Mike will do a great job using his experiences to mold our players into successful young men.” C Compton began his coaching career back home in Ta Tazewell County as an assistant coach for football for tw seasons at Tazewell High School, where he was two in charge of the offensive and defensive lines and the punting unit. He left Tazewell in 2008 to become the head coach for football at Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, Virginia. There, he began to rebuild that program that had struggled for years. Compton will help assist in building a quality offensive line for Bluefied College football and assist Coach Gravier and Hairston in other roles throughout the program.
Defensive Line Coach Strength and Conditioning Coach
Wide Receivers Coach
Running Backs Coach
Inside Linebackers Coach
Tight Ends Coach
Outside Linebacker Coach
Student Assistant Coach
Head Athletic Trainer
Football Athletic Trainer
Published on Aug 26, 2012