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South Atlantic Conference 226 North Park Drive Gateway Plaza Suite 130 Rock Hill, SC 29730 www.thesac.com Phone: 803-981-5240 Fax: 803-981-9444 Commissioner Patrick Britz (ext. 4) patrick@thesac.com Assistant Commissioner / Senior Woman Administrator Eliane Kebbe (ext. 3) eliane@thesac.com Director of Sports Administration and Information Dennis Switzer (ext. 2) dennis@thesac.com Assistant to the Commissioner/Internal Operations Jonnie Schulte (ext. 1) jonnie@thesac.com Coordinator of Football Officials Don Safrit donb@2kHiway.Net

Credits The 2009 SAC Football Guide has been produced for the membership and print/electronic media in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The SAC media relations staff is dedicated to providing assistance and service to media members, and should be contacted with any questions or information requests. Any additional information can be accessed through each member school’s Sports Information office. The SAC appreciates the interest and support of media members across the Carolinas and Tennessee, and looks forward to working together in support of its student-athletes and member institutions. The 2009 SAC Football Guide was produced by Dennis Switzer in the South Atlantic Conference office, using the Adobe InDesign CS desktop publishing software program. A special thanks also goes to the Sports Information Directors and other support staff of the member institutions of the South Atlantic Conference for their assistance.

Table of Contents ......................................................................................1 This is the SAC .......................................................................................2-3 SAC Staff ..................................................................................................4-5 Football Officials .......................................................................................6 Preseason Coaches Poll ...........................................................................7 Preseason All-SAC Team ..........................................................................8 Brevard Quick Facts ................................................................................10 Brevard Outlook ...................................................................................... 11 Brevard Roster .........................................................................................12 Brevard 2008 stats ...................................................................................13 Carson-Newman Quick Facts .................................................................14 Carson-Newman Outlook ........................................................................15 Carson-Newman Roster ..........................................................................16 Carson-Newman 2008 stats ....................................................................17 Catawba Quick Facts ..............................................................................18 Catawba Outlook .....................................................................................19 Catawba Roster .......................................................................................20 Catawba 2008 stats .................................................................................21 Lenoir-Rhyne Quick Facts ......................................................................22 Lenoir-Rhyne Outlook .............................................................................23 Lenoir-Rhyne Roster ...............................................................................24 Lenoir-Rhyne 2008 stats .........................................................................25 Mars Hill Quick Facts ..............................................................................26 Mars Hill Outlook .....................................................................................27 Mars Hill Roster .......................................................................................28 Mars Hill 2008 stats .................................................................................29 Newberry Quick Facts .............................................................................30 Newberry Outlook ....................................................................................31 Newberry Roster ......................................................................................32 Newberry 2008 stats ................................................................................33 Tusculum Quick Facts ............................................................................34 Tusculum Outlook ...................................................................................35 Tusculum Roster .....................................................................................36 Tusculum 2008 stats ...............................................................................37 Wingate Quick Facts ...............................................................................38 Wingate Outlook ......................................................................................39 Wingate Roster ........................................................................................40 Wingate 2008 stats ..................................................................................41 2008 SAC Season in Review ..............................................................42-44 2008 Award Winners ................................................................................45 2008 Statistics .....................................................................................46-47 SAC All-Time Standings .....................................................................48-51 SAC Playoff History ............................................................................52-53 SAC Records .......................................................................................54-55 SAC All-Time Leaders .............................................................................56 SAC All-Time All-Conference ............................................................57-63 SAC All-Time Award Winners .................................................................64 SAC All-Time Coaching History .............................................................65 SAC All-Time All-Americans ..............................................................66-67 SAC Players in Pro Football ..............................................................68-69 Website .....................................................................................................70 Sponsors ..................................................................................................71 SAC Media Outlets ..................................................................................72 Media Relations Contacts .......................................................................73 NCAA Division II .................................................................................74-75 2009 Composite Schedule ......................................................................76

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The SAC The South Atlantic Conference is in its 33nd year of athletic tradition and excellence. The conference has enjoyed tremendous success due to dedicated people building a premier athletic conference throughout its history. The distant forerunner of the South Atlantic Conference was the North State Atlantic Conference (NSIAC). The NSIAC was formed when the “Little Six”, as it was called, broke from the North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1930. These charter members included Lenoir-Rhyne College, Atlantic Christian, Catawba College, Guilford College, Elon College, and High Point University. The North State continued to grow over the next 30 years, adding Western Carolina (1933), East Carolina (1947) and Pfeiffer (1960). A name change became necessary when the league accepted Newberry as its first South Carolina member in 1961. The league took on the name Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) on May 20th of that year. The CIAC saw several changes in the following years as East Carolina withdrew from the league in 1962. Appalachian State and Western Carolina followed in 1971 and 1976. All three landed in the Southern Conference. The South Atlantic Conference was founded in 1975 solely as a football conference. The league received its name from a contest in which Kurt Brenneman of Greensboro, NC became the first to submit the SAC-8 moniker. The SAC-8 consisted of Carson-Newman College, Catawba College, Elon College, Gardner-Webb University, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Mars Hill College, Newberry College, and Presbyterian College. Dr. Fred Bentley, of Mars Hill College, was named league president for its inaugural year, by a vote of the member institutions. After the first season of play in the SAC-8, the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne College captured the first football title. In 1989, the league’s 15th year of operation, the South Atlantic Conference became a comprehensive, all-sports conference. Doug Echols was named the league’s first Commissioner. That year the South Atlantic Conference sponsored 10 sports - football, men’s

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Key dates in SAC history u 1930 – North State Atlantic Conference formed when six schools broke from the North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference u 1961 – Newberry joins league. Conference changes name to Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) u 1975 – South Atlantic Conference formed as football league with eight schools, called the SAC-8. u 1988 – Wingate replaces Newberry u 1989 – SAC became an all-sports conference u 1996 – Newberry rejoins conference u 1998 – Tusculum joins conference u 2006 – Lincoln Memorial joins conference u 2007 – Brevard admitted as provisional member u 2008 – Patrick Britz named Commissioner u 2009 – Anderson (S.C.) University admitted beginning July 1, 2010

and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis. Later the conference grew to 14 championship sports by adding women ‘s soccer (1990), men’s and women’s cross country (1993) and women’s golf (1999). The South Atlantic Conference was com-

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posed of the same eight member institutions from 1975 until 1988, when Wingate University replaced Newberry College as the eighth member institution. Newberry later rejoined the conference in 1996. In July of 1998, Tusculum College was admitted as a member of the league, and Lincoln Memorial University began play in the conference in the 2006-07 academic year. Brevard College was admitted as a provisional member in 2007. In 2008, Echols retired after serving as Commissioner for 19 years and Patrick Britz was hired as the new Commissioner. In July 2010, Anderson (S.C.) University will become the league’s 10th member. Today the conference is a group of nine private, liberal and civic arts colleges and universities, similar in size and athletic philosophy. Since becoming eligible for NCAA Division II postseason play in 1993, the league has sent representatives from all of its sponsored sports to NCAA postseason play. The league membership now includes Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.; Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, TN; Catawba College in Salisbury, NC; Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC; Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN; Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC; Newberry College in Newberry, SC; Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN; and Wingate University in Wingate, NC.


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SAC Staff Patrick Britz Commissioner Contact Information Phone: 803-981-5240 ext. 4 Email: patrick@thesac.com Patrick Britz is in his second year as the Commissioner of the South Atlantic Conference. In May 2008 Patrick was named the second full-time Commissioner of the league. Prior to joining the SAC, Britz served as the Division I intercollegiate programs director for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for three years. He also has extensive experience in collegiate administration. He served as the senior associate athletics director for compliance and administration at Texas Tech University and worked for five years in the NCAA national office. He was assistant athletics director for compliance and student services at East Tennessee State University and began his career as assistant commissioner for championships and compliance for the Southern Conference. During his tenure with the NSCAA, Britz was responsible for raising the visibility of men’s and women’s Division I Intercollegiate soccer.

He played a vital role in the establishment and expansion of the Fox Soccer Channel College Match of the Week, including selling corporate sponsorships. He served as the liaison between the NSCAA and various constituent groups, including the NCAA, Division I men’s and women’s coaches and the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association. At Texas Tech, Britz was responsible for the school’s NCAA compliance program and also had administrative oversight over seven sports. Prior to joining the Texas Tech staff in 2001, he served five years in the membership services area of the NCAA national office, where he supervised the initial-eligibility waiver process for Division I and II and the primary staff liaison to enforcement staff for major infractions cases. Britz spent three years as assistant commissioner for championships and compliance for the Southern Conference, where he managed the conference’s NCAA compliance program and National Letter of Intent program and directed championship operations, before being named assistant athletics director for compliance and student services at East Tennessee State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Asheville, where he was a four-time academic all-conference selection for the Bulldogs soccer team and graduated as the school’s second all-time leading scorer. Britz was inducted into the UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame in February, 2007. In addition, he is the co-author of the book Athletic Scholarships for Dummies, published in December 2005.

Eliane Kebbe Assistant Commissioner and Senior Woman Administrator Contact Information Phone: 803-981-5240 ext. 3 Email: eliane@thesac.com

Eliane Kebbe, begins her second year with the South Atlantic Conference. In July she was promoted to Assistant Commissioner. Kebbe oversees conference eligibility issues, including squad lists, the National Letter of Intent program, coaches’ certification tests and medical hardship waivers. She coordinated meetings and banquets, including the conference’s annual Hall of Fame Banquet. She helped with planning and management of the conference’s 13 postseason tournaments. Kebbe also served as tournament director for two NCAA regional tournaments, the Southeast Region Volleyball Tournament, hosted by Wingate University, and the Southeast Region Women’s Basketball Tournament, hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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In addition, Kebbe will continue to serve as the conference’s Senior Woman Administrator and will work with the league’s SWA committee, as well as the league’s StudentAthlete Advisory Committee. She has more than 20 years in athletic administration. Prior to joining the South Atlantic Conference, Kebbe served as Director of Athletics at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., from 1997 to 2007, where she was responsible for overseeing planning and budgets for 16 varsity teams, athletic training, compliance and sports information. Under her guidance, Belmont Abbey won two Joby Hawn Cups, the trophy presented to the best all-around athletic program in the Conference Carolinas, and increased sports sponsorship from 12 to 16 varsity sports. Kebbe served as a successful head women’s basketball coach at Belmont Abbey from 1986 to 2001. She guided her teams to six

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Conference To u r n a m e n t Championships, three Conference To u r n a m e n t runner-up titles, six regular season Championships, six National Tournament berths, earned conference and district Coach of the Year Awards, and ranks as one of the top NCAA Division II winningest coaches, with a record of 315-110 in fifteen years at Belmont Abbey College. In 2002, Kebbe, the winningest basketball coach in Belmont Abbey history, was inducted into the Belmont Sports Hall of Fame. Kebbe received her bachelor of arts degree from Queens College in Flushing, N.Y., and a Masters of Education from the University of Georgia.


SAC Staff Dennis Switzer Director of Sports Administration and Information administration. He is also responsible Contact Information for policy guidelines for the league’s Phone: 803-981-5240 ext. 2 Email: dennis@thesac.com 14 championship sports. Switzer’s conference publications Dennis Switzer, Director of Sports have received honors from the ColAdministration and Information, is in his lege Sports Information Directors of tenth year with the South Atlantic Con- America (CoSIDA). His 2008-09 basference office. ketball guide was voted best in the He works in the areas of sports infor- nation and his 2002 football media mation, publication production, web site guide was voted second in the nation. maintenance, tournament and event He has won best cover designs for his

2004-05 and 2008-09 basketball media guides. He serves as the national coordinator for the CoSIDA writing contest. Switzer came to the SAC from the The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.) . Switzer and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters, Lauren and Krista. They reside in Rock Hill. He received a B.A. in Journalism in 1984 from the University of South Carolina.

Jonnie Schulte Assistant to the Commissioner for Internal Operations and Business Manager Contact Information Phone: 803-981-5240 ext. 1 Email: jonnie@thesac.com

Jonnie Schulte is in her seven-

teenth year as Administrative Assistant within the SAC. She handles accounting and general office operations. She works with coordinators of officials for processing payments for all officials.

Schulte and her husband Jimmy have three grown children, Shea, Bo, and Kate, and two grandchildren, and reside in Rock Hill.

SAC Coordinator of Officials Don Safrit has been involved in football officiating for 53 years and has served as the Coordinator of Football Officials for the South Atlantic Conference since 1992. Safrit worked as a football official and evaluator for 25 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He was inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame in 2008. James T. Burch is in his fifteenth season as Coordinator of Men’s and Women’s Basketball Officials. Burch has officiated more than 30

years, including ACC, CIAA, MEAC and Southern Conference tournaments, as well as numerous NCAA Tournament games. Burch is a graduate of Fayetteville State and Indiana University. Gerald Trexler is in his fifteenth year as SAC Coordinator of Baseball Officials. He has worked as an umpire in the Southern, ACC and SAC since 1975, and has supervised over 100 Forsythe County baseball and softball officials over the last 15 years. Trexler graduated from Appalachian State and later added a Master’s degree from NC A&T. BJ Williard is in her fifth year as Coordinator of Volleyball Offi-

cials. Willard has been a NCAA volleyball official for more than 25 years. She will add assigning officials for SAC to her current duties with the ODAC and the USA South conferences. She has officiated at numerous conference championships and the NAIA National Championships three times.

tic Sun, Southern States Athletic Conference and Georgia Junior College Region XVII.

Paul James is in his seventh year as Coordinator of Soccer Officials. James has been a soccer official for 29 years, working high school, college, professional and international matches. He has Betsy Kidd is in her second been an official at NCAA Division I Final Four matches. James has year as Cobeen assigning college matches ordinator of for 19 years and also serves as the Softball Ofstate youth referee administrator ficials. Kidd for North Carolina. James earned has 12 years a BA from Duke and a Law degree of experience from UNC. He is a public defender umpiring, asin Winston-Salem, NC. signing and evaluating. She also serves as assignor for the Peach Belt, Atlan-

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Off icials Don Safrit Coordinator of football officials Contact Information Address: P.O. Box 6503 Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 Phone: 910-579-3388 Mobile: 910-233-8066 Email: donb@2khiway.net

Don Safrit has been involved in football officiating for 53 years and has served as the Coordinator of Football Officials for the South Atlantic Conference since 1992. He worked as an official in the South Atlantic Conference from

its inception in 1975 to 1980. A graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College, Safrit worked as a football offi cial and evaluator for 25 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As one of the top-rated and most-respected officials, he worked 250 Division I games and was selected to officiate some of the nation’s top bowl games. Under his leadership, SAC football officials have gained national recognition and are routinely selected to officiate national playoff games.

He received the Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Award in 1988, the Service to Football Award in 1990 and the Officials Lifetime Award in 1990. He was inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame in 2008. Safrit is an active member of Saint James Episcopal Church in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., where he has served on the choir, chairman of the building committee and a layreader. He has served on the Board of Directors

of the Family Emergency Teen Shelter in Brunswick County and chairman of the Sunset Beach ABC Board. Safrit is the father of two children - Mike (an ACC football official) and Kelly Hennelly - and has two grandchildren.

2009 Football Officials Roster Referee Harold Denton Jim Ellis Duane Heydt Larry Honeycutt Max Melton Ted Pitts * Dan Stacey Umpire Marcel Anderson Steve Burton Bob Childress Alan Cooper Andy East Mark Easterly Mark Face * Scotty McCracken Scott Ray Linesman Lynn Bostic * Ronnie Brazil Matthew Burdick 6

Perry Clark Steve Halley Edwin Lee Greg MacDaid Michael Owen Robert Putman Phillip Speight Line Judge Tim Foreman * Brian Harless Scott Held Chris Hess Shane Moser Jeff Pruitt Todd Riddick Mike Wallace Shawn Wilson Side Judge Larry Adcock Josh Fath Richard Geddings Will Lug *

DeAngelo McReynolds Keith Johnson Jeremy Parker Gray Ramsey Terry Troutt Field Judge Dane Bayag Barry Brown Neville Hall Lee Hedrick Brian Murphy Sean Reese Andy Ross Scotty Setser * Jeffrey Shears Back Judge Jeff Barber Mike Guerry Larry Harrington Tommy Hutson * David Payne Paul Pool

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Scott Prewitt John Schunck Randy Shuford Gary Wiley Staff Seth Bussey Jeffrey Flanagan Joe Golob Matthew Hollifield Gregory Parman James Shire William Sorah Robbie Spires, Jr. Jamey Tricoli Observers Charles Carriker David Cook Jack Rhoads *Chief


2009 Preseason

Carson-Newman picked to win 2009 SAC crown ROCK HILL -- The Carson-Newman Eagles, who won their 20th conference championship in 2008, are the favorite to defend the conference title, in a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Eagles have won 20 conference titles under head coach Ken Sparks, including a share of the title each of the past two seasons. Carson-Newman received six firstplace votes and 62 out of a possible 64 total points. Carson-Newman is being ranked as high as No. 8 in national preseason polls. The Eagles are ranked eighth by The Sporting News and ninth by Lindy’s. Catawba College and 2008 champion Tusculum College shared second place in the poll. The Catawba Indians, coming off a 6-4 record and fourth-place finish in the SAC, received one first-place vote. Catawba is receiving some national attention, starting the season ranked 15th by Lindy’s and 23rd by USA Today. The Pioneers won their second conference

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title last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The Pioneers are ranked 12th in The Sporting News preseason poll and 20th by Lindy’s. Wingate University is picked to finish fourth. The Bulldogs finished in a tie for fourth place last season after a strong start to the season. The Bulldogs picked up 41 points. Mars Hill College, another team involved in the fourth-place tie, received 35 total points for fifth place. But the Lions also received one first-place vote. Mars Hill is also ranked 24th in Lindy’s national preseason poll. Newberry College, last year’s other league champion, is picked to finish in sixth under first-year coach Todd Knight. Newberry re-

2009 Preseason Coaches Poll 1. Carson-Newman (6) 62 2. Catawba (1) 46 2 (tie) Tusculum 46 4. Wingate 41 5. Mars Hill (1) 35 6. Newberry 34 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 16 8. Brevard 8 (First-place votes in parenthesis)

ceived 34 total points. Lenoir-Rhyne University received 16 points for seventh place, which is where the Bears finished last season. Brevard College rounds out the preseason poll with eight points.

National preseason polls Lindy’s 1 Northwest Missouri State 2 Grand Valley State 3 Minnesota-Duluth 4 Delta State 5 California (Pa.) 6 Pittsburg State 7 Bloomsburg 8 Abilene Christian 9 Carson-Newman 10 Valdosta State 11 Chadron State 12 West Texas A&M 13 Ashland 14 North Alabama 15 Catawba 16 Tuskegee 17 West Chester 18 Nebraska-Kearney 19 Indiana (Pa.) 20 Tusculum 21 Edinboro 22 Wayne State (Neb.) 23 Seton Hill 24 Mars Hill 25 Central Washington

The Sporting News 1 Grand Valley State 2 Northwest Missouri State 3 Minnesota-Duluth 4 Delta State 5 Edinboro 6 Pittsburg State 7 Bloomsburg 8 Carson-Newman 9 Central Oklahoma 10 Central Washington 11 North Alabama 12 Tusculum 13 California (Pa.) 14 Ashland 15 Abilene Christian 16 Tuskegee 17 Chadron State 18 Minnesota State-Mankato 19 Valdosta State 20 Nebraska-Kearney 21 Seton Hill 22 Indiana (Pa.) 23 American International 24 Arkansas Tech 25 Shaw

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USA Today 1. Grand Valley State 2. Northwest Missouri State 3. Delta State 4. Abilene Christian 5. North Alabama 6. California(Pa.) 7. Pittsburg State 8. West Texas A&M 9. Ashland 10. Minnesota-Duluth 11. Valdosta State 12. Minnesota State 13. Chadron State 14. Tuskegee 15. Bloomsburg 16. Central Washington 17. Texas A&M-Kingsvillle 18. Carson-Newman 19. Central Missouri 20. Michigan Tech 21.WayneState(Neb.) 22. Edinboro 23. Catawba 24. Indiana(Pa.) 25. Southern Connecticut

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2009 Preseason Carson-Newman leads 2009 preseason All-Conference team ROCK HILL, SC - Defending South Atlantic Conference champion Carson-Newman College leads the 2009 preseason All-Conference football team with 11 selections. The Eagles had seven players named to the first team, including quarterback Alex Good and running back Buck Wakefield. Good was a second-team AllConference pick in 2008, while Wakefield returns as a first-team running back and was an honorable mention All-American last season. Newberry College had nine named to the preseason All-Conference team. Newberry had four first-team selections, including wide receiver Kelton Tindall and defensive back Kamaal McIlwain. Tusculum College placed eight on the preseason All-Conference team. The Pioneers had four named to the first team, including returning All-American tight end Jarrell NeSmith and wide receiver Ryan Tallent, who led the conference with 92 catches last season. Wingate University had six on the squad. T h e Bulldogs had three first-team selections, including Nelson Woods running back Nelson Woods, who led the conference with 1,238 yards rushing last season. Mars Hill College placed seven on the preseason squad, including three on the first team. The Lions return a pair of first-team standouts on the defensive side in linebacker Stan Galbraith, who registered six sacks last season, and defensive back Deshun Nesbitt.

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2009 Preseason All-Conference Team First Team – Offense QB – Alex Good, Carson-Newman RB – Buck Wakefield, Carson-Newman RB – Nelson Woods, Wingate RB – Marcus Foster, Tusculum WR – Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman WR – Kelton Tindal, Newberry WR – Ryan Tallent, Tusculum TE – Jarrell NeSmith, Tusculum OL – Terence Crosby, Catawba OL – Chandler Rearden, Lenoir-Rhyne OL – Josh Sims, Mars Hill OL – Matt Holmes, Newberry OL – Ross Shaffer, Carson-Newman PK – Colin Corpe, Lenoir-Rhyne LS – Jordon Simmons, Lenoir-Rhyne Second Team - Offense QB – Brandon Gantt, Newberry RB – Ricky Harris, Carson-Newman RB – Anthony Silvers, Lenoir-Rhyne RB – Gerald Legree, Newberry WR – Nate Binder, Tusculum WR – John Brown, Mars Hill WR – Calvin Britt, Tusculum TE – Ryan Webber, Wingate OL – Hunter Carnes, Catawba OL – Harrison Smith, Lenoir-Rhyne OL – Walter Simmons, Newberry OL – Josh Stone, Tusculum OL – Ben Benshoof, Wingate PK – Michael Pinkerton, Mars Hill LS – Kyle Davis, Wingate

Catawba College and LenoirRhyne University each placed six on the preseason All-Conference team. The Catawba Indians had three first-team selections, including returning All-American offensive lineman Terence Crosby. The Bears had three first-team selections, and all on the offense, including the conference’s top kicker last season in Colin Corpe and returning first-team All-Conference offensive lineman Chandler Reardon. Brevard College had three preseason All-Conference selections, including a pair of first-team defensive selections in linebackers Stanley Jones and Brandon Rawls.

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First Team – Defense DL – Melquan Fair, Catawba DL – Brandon Harmon, Carson-Newman DL – Brandon Sutton, Catawba DL – Lance Clark, Newberry LB – Brian Brown, Carson-Newman LB – Stanley Jones, Brevard LB – Brandon Rawls, Brevard LB – Stan Galbraith, Mars Hill DB – Mario Russell, Carson-Newman DB – Deshun Nesbitt, Mars Hill DB – Kamaal McIlwain, Newberry DB – Tylan Merkerson, Wingate P – John Gregory, Tusculum RS – Patrick Pinchinat, Wingate Second Team – Defense DL – Marqus Davis, Catawba DL – Maurice Harris, Mars Hill DL – Marcus Nelums, Newberry DL – Brandon Kelley, Tusculum LB – Lakeem Perry, Catawba LB – Zach Johnson, Mars Hill LB – Ben Hinson, Wingate LB – Aaron Plyler, Wingate DB – Marcus Shuford, Lenoir-Rhyne DB – Andre Moyd, Newberry DB – Michael Gist, Brevard DB – Denares Waites, Carson-Newman P – Chris Jones, Carson-Newman RS – Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman

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Brevard Tornados Head Coach Paul Hamilton Head coach Paul Hamilton is in his third year at the helm of the Tornados, bringing with him 27 years of coaching experience at both the Division I and Division II levels, with 11 of those years as head coach. In his fi rst year at Brevard last season, Coach Paul Hamilton Hamilton made huge Year by year strides in the Brevard College football program. Year School Rec. In only their second year 2008 Brevard 1-9 2007 Brevard 2-9 of existence, the Torna- 2005 Elon 3-8 dos fi nished 2-9 on the 2004 Elon 3-8 year, playing a full South 2003 ETSU 5-7 4-8 Atlantic Conference slate 2002 ETSU 2001 ETSU 6-5 along the way. 2000 ETSU 6-5 Hamilton began 1999 ETSU 6-5 his collegiate football 1998 ETSU 4-7 coaching career at the 1997 ETSU 7-4 Citadel in 1981 where he Total 47-75 coached the receivers. He then moved on to East Tennessee State University where he coached the receivers in 1983 before coaching the quarterbacks in 1984-1985 and 1986-1987. Hamilton coached the quarterbacks and served as the offensive coordinator at Wofford College in 1988-1989. He served his first coaching stint with the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1990-1996. Hamilton’s first break as a head coach came at East Tennessee State, where he coached from 1997-2003 and amassed a record of 38-41. Hamilton then moved on to be the head coach at Elon in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, Hamilton returned to the Air Force Academy to coach the fullbacks. Hamilton graduated in 1981 from Appalachian State University where he lettered for three years s quarterback. Hamilton earned his master’s degree in secondary education from The Citadel in 1986. Hamilton and his wife, Jane, have three children - a son, Kye and two daughters, Jenna and Alanna.

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ALL-STAR CANDIDATE

2009 SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug. 29 at Edward Waters ..............5 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 5 at Pikeville .........................6 p.m. ............. 1-0 Sept. 12 Chowan .............................2 p.m. ............. 2-1 Sept. 19 Southern Virginia ...............4 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 26 at LENOIR-RHYNE ...........7 p.m. ............. 0-2 Oct. 3 at WINGATE .................1:30 p.m. ............. 0-2 Oct. 10 TUSCULUM ......................6 p.m. ............. 0-3 Oct. 17 MARS HILL........................6 p.m. ............. 0-3 Oct. 24 at CARSON-NEWMAN .....1 p.m. ............. 0-2 Oct. 31 CATAWBA .........................1 p.m. ............. 0-2 Nov. 7 at NEWBERRY ..................7 p.m. ............. 0-3 SAC games in ALL CAPS

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2008 RESULTS Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Nov. 1 Nov. 8

UNC Pembroke Pikeville at Chowan LENOIR-RHYNE WINGATE at TUSCULUM at MARS HILL CARSON-NEWMAN at CATAWBA NEWBERRY

L, 0-28 W, 20-17 L, 20-23 L, 14-40 L, 13-44 L, 42-55 L, 14-28 L, 3-34 L, 10-24 L, 0-17

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year Rec. 2008 1-9 2007 * 2-9 2006 * 2-6 Total 5-24 * Does not count as SAC member

QUICK FACTS Stadium ......................... Brevard Memorial Stadium Capacity ..........................................................7,000 2008 Record ....................................................... 1-9 2008 SAC Record/Finish ............................0-7 (8th) Basic Offense ...................................... Triple Option Basic Defense .................................................... 3-4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..........................47/40 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) .................9/8/2 Head Coach ...................................... Paul Hamilton Alma Mater ....................... Appalachian State, 1981 Record at School (years).............................3-18 (2) Career Record ................................................ 48-75 Best Time To Reach ..................Weekday mornings Office Number ................................... 828-884-8105 Assistant Coaches (Position) Scott Brumett.....................Def. Coord./Outside LBs Teddy Gaines ................................Defensive Backs Michael Bayne .... Spec. Teams/Football Operations James Beverly ...................................Offensive Line Larry Kruse ...................................................Kickers Matt Kelleher .......................... Slots and Tight Ends Josh Miller .Defensive Line/Strength & Conditioning Marshall Doss.....Inside LBs/Recruiting Coordinator Jerry Mynatt..................... Asst. HC/Wide Receivers Dane Romero ........................................... Fullbacks Brock Pursley ............................Quarterbacks/Slots SID .............................................. Seth Montgomery Office Phone...................................... 828-884-8288 Cell Phone ......................................... 727-698-0306 Office Fax .......................................... 828-884-8274 Press Box Phone............................... 727-698-0306 E-mail Address ................... montgosj@brevard.edu Internet Address ...........................www.brevard.edu .............................................. www.bctornados.com SID Mailing Address ......... One Brevard College Dr. ................................................Brevard, N.C. 28712

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Brevard Tornados The Brevard College Tornados battled their way through their first season as full members of the South Atlantic Conference and NCAA Division II last year, finishing with a 1-9 season. Head Coach Paul Hamilton aims to build on the veterans of this team as the Tornados graduate their first four-year class from the football team. With 24 seniors on the gridiron gang this year, and 19 starters returning, the Tornados look to improve on their record from last season as they move into their second season in conference play. Headlining this four-year class are linebackers Stanley Jones and Brandon Rawls. Jones, the tackles per game leader in the SAC last season with 9.8 per game, and Rawls, who led the team in tackles per loss with 5.5 and sacks with three, are preseason 1st Team All-SAC members, the first BC football players to be honored on the preseason team. The Tornados are excited about this upcoming season, having worked a full year under strength coach Josh Miller and with a number of young returning players pushing to get on the field, the Tornados have built a strong base as Brevard College moves to fight their way into the top of the South Atlantic Conference. For the third year in a row, Brevard will have a new signal caller in the backfield in 2009 as Matthew Gaines, transfer Michael Crumbaker and freshman Brett Lilly will be battling it out in preseason to see who will be under center for the Tornados. Gaines has been the back-up for the Tornados for the past three seasons will bring knowledge of Coach Hamilton’s system to the field and will look to keep the horses in the backfield moving up and down the field, while Crumbaker enrolled in the spring to take part of spring practices. Lilly comes in with great hype and the position is not expected to be settled until late in the preseason. In the backfield, the Tornados lose last year’s preseason All-Conference Second Team pick, John Taylor, but return a versatile group of rushers led by Xavier Johnson and John Compton. Richard Bush should also see time on the field, adding the threat to take it all the way and senior Shaton Pratt also will line up in the backfield for Brevard. When the Tornados take to the sky, re-

turning senior Cory Pertz, sophomore Kyle Irby and junior Justin Fleming will be looking to haul it in as Brevard College continues to improve their passing attack. The three combined for 109 yards last season as the Tornados went with a mainly run-heavy attack, but as Brevard moves to a more balanced attack, all Donald three will play a major part in the aerial Hudson the aerial assault. Jeron Sykes made great great strides last year and will also and 83 tackles in the trenches last year and see time on the field. Redshirt senior Curtis Lorenz is expected allowed the Tornados linebackers to roam to start at tight end and will provide extra size free in the backfield. Also returning for BC on on the offensive line when the Tornados run, the defensive line is junior Richard Ray who but also an outlet receiver for the passing at- had 21 tackles last season, with 3.5 tackles tack, having caught a touchdown pass last for loss. Jones and Rawls headline the linebacking season on Sept. 13 against Chowan. Brevard returns all five starters on the of- corp which also returns sophomores Prince fensive line from last season, with Zach Simunyu and Andrew Barrentine among othMetts, Jacob Richardson, Charles Byars, ers. Barrentine saw action in eight games last Jeremiah Davis and Darrell Neely all return- season, finishing with 23 tackles for BC at ining up front. The five combined to lead the side linebacker, while Simunyu showed some way for a rushing attack that went for 1,600 speed from the outside, rushing opposite of yards last season. Also providing depth on Brandon Rawls in the Tornados 3-4 scheme, the line is returners Brent Abendroth, Tyler accumulating 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks. CoUnderwood and Tyler Fisher who made it on rey Reynolds and Jeremy Long also return to the field for a combined 12 games last sea- provide depth for the Tornados. In the secondary, Gist returns in his safety son, giving the Tornados a trio of experienced players who can come in and have the line position and Austin Williams comes back in not miss a beat. Lamont Carpenter and Caleb his cornerback slot. The battle for the other Campbell will be making the transition from cornerback position will be fierce as Dwayne defensive line to offensive line this year to White, Donald Hudson, Rashad Dirton and Salonik Amos. Lining up opposite of Gist will provide added depth for the Tornados. Defense will be a major strength for the be either returners Ricky Morton, Boyd MulTornados as they return eight starters from wee or Michael Duff. For the first time in a while, the Tornados will last years team, including the preseason Allhave a new person handling the punting duConference First Team selections Jones and Rawls. Sophomore safety Michael Gist also ties, as Luke Lovelace has graduated. Justin joins the linebacker duo on the preseason Matis and Penn Thompkins will be fighting it team, nabbing a Second Team All-SAC selec- out to replace Lovelace, who finished last year tion. Defensive Coordinator Scott Brumett will as the leading punter in Tornados history. Chase Henry returns to line-up for the kicklook to continue to build on last season’s iming duties in 2009. The junior connected on only provements and will rely on all three of these players to be vocal and provide leadership two of five attempts last season, but nailed a 35-yarder on Oct. 24 against Carson-Newman. out on the field. Anchoring the defensive line up front will He will be challenged this season by Matis. - Seth Montgomery be seniors John Hardee, Justin Jefferson and Brevard Sports Information Director Travis Flynn. The trio combined for 6.5 sacks

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Name Pos Richard Bush Slot Daryle Mitchell RB Shaton Pratt Slot/RS Dwayne White DB Matthew Gaines QB Michael Gist DB Donald Hudson Slot Michael Duff DB Clay Hughes QB Brett Lilly QB Josh Ross QB Michael Crumbaker QB Eddie Gaillard DB Stanley Jones LB Xavier Johnson LB Donte Ravenal RB Eric Watts WR Salthaniel Hall LB Steven Archer DB Trey Bostick DB Jerel Drew Slot Cortney Burns RB Reshaun Parks RB Lawrence Martin WR Penn Thompkins P Neville Bryce RB Derek Church FB Boyd Mulwee DB Corey Reynolds LB Ricky Morton DB Chase Henry K Chris Jones DB Austin Williams DB Phillip Curcio DB Charles Chambers OL Aaron Duncan Slot Salonik Amos DB Landon Candler LB Justin Matis K/P Zach Thompson LB David Taylor LB Josh Neratka LB Jeremy Long LB Josh Richardson LB John Compton Slot Curtis Lorenz TE Drew Stanley LB Nick Zafiris LB Rashad Dirton DB Prince Simunyu LB Brent Abendroth OL John Hardee DL Brandon Rawls LB Isiah Jimenez OL Jacob Richardson OL Chris Novak OL Andrew Barrentine LB Stephan Hicks LB Blake Johnson LB C.J. Wilson LB Tyler Underwood OL Javoris Doctor DL Zach Metts OL Charles Byars OL Lamont Carpenter DL Rashan Farid OL Dusty Holder OL Robert Freeman OL

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Ht. 5-11 5-7 5-9 5-8 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-8 5-11 5-8 5-8 6-4 6-2 5-10 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-8 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-8 6-3 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-5 5-11 5-8 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-0

Wt. 195 170 170 170 185 185 170 175 185 180 180 190 175 205 180 160 220 190 175 165 175 180 175 175 190 210 205 175 215 175 165 160 165 150 255 170 180 205 160 220 185 180 220 195 215 240 215 205 175 210 235 240 235 315 280 245 215 240 210 210 260 280 290 270 270 270 250 185

Yr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. R-Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. R-Jr. Fr. Sr. R-Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. R-So. Fr. Fr. So.

Hometown/Previous School North Augusta, SC / Providence Christian Ac. Hilton Head, SC / Charleston Southern Univ. Winston-Salem, NC / Parkland Bennettsville, SC / Marlboro County Simpsonville, SC / Hillcrest North Augusta, GA / Providence Christian Ac. Augusta, GA / Cross Creek Talladega, AL / Lincoln Prosperity, SC / Mid-Carolina Harrisburg, NC / Hickory Ridge Brooksville, FL / Hernando Arlington, TX / Feather River CC Columbia, SC / Ben Lippen Spartanburg, SC / Spartanburg Chester, SC / Chester Charleston, SC / Fort Dorchester Powhatan, VA / Old Dominion Univ. Okahumpka, FL / Leesburg Cherokee, NC / Cherokee Concord, NC / Central Cabarrus Boston, GA / Aucilla Christian Tallahassee, FL / Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha Mocksville, NC / Davie County Charlotte, NC / Independence Charleston, SC / First Baptist Cades, SC / Feather River CC Franklin, NC / Franklin Clemson, SC / Benedict College Fletcher, NC / West Henderson Mebane, NC / Eastern Alamance Franklin, NC / Franklin Durham, NC / Hillside Charlotte, NC / Independence Pomaria, SC / Mid-Carolina Newnan, GA / West Virginia Tech Univ. Easley, SC / Easley Grovetown, GA / Greenbrier Honea Path, SC / Palmetto Charlotte, NC / North Mecklenburg Morristown, TN / Morristown East Cherokee, NC / Cherokee Denver, NC / North Lincoln Tyrone, GA / Samford University Pomaria, SC / Mid-Carolina Atlanta, GA / Charleston Southern Univ. Rosman, NC / Rosman Inman, SC / Dorman Charleston, SC / First Baptist Pelzer, SC / Woodmont Wake Forest, NC / Wakefield Mocksville, NC / Davie County Granite Falls, NC / South Caldwell Perry, GA / Perry Susanville, CA / Lassen Union Charlotte, NC / Vance Bradenton, FL / Manatee Louisville, GA / Thomas Jefferson Ac. Thonotosassa, FL / Feather River CC Safety Harbor, FL / Countryside Kernersville, NC / East Forsyth Pickens, SC / Pickens Johnsonville, SC / Methodist Univ. Leicester, N.C. / Erwin Central, SC / Charleston Southern Univ. Shelby, NC / Shelby Spartanburg, SC / Spartanburg Liberty, SC / Liberty Concord, NC / Louisburg College

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Jeremiah Davis OL Caleb Campbell DL Trey Esslinger DL Tyler Fisher OL Francois Gaudreault OL Darrell Neely OL Chris Jordan WR Kyle Irby WR Jeron Sikes WR Jared Light LS Justin Fleming WR Jamal Hall WR Cory Pertz WR Ronaldo Mitchell WR Chris Lumbu DL Richard Ray DL Justin Jefferson DL Eric Conner DL Patrick Keller DL Zach Taylor DL

6-4 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1

315 240 310 270 310 245 215 185 185 195 165 195 200 185 255 240 220 225 265 295

R-Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

96 97 98

Travis Flynn DL Blake Shirey DL Trevor Warbington DL

6-0 6-1 6-0

240 305 250

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Brevard Tornados 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING J. Taylor T Wilborn D Wilson l D Hudson

GP 7 10 10 10

Att 88 71 81 55

Net 443 363 268 186

PASSING

GP Effic

K Hamilton M Gaines T Wilborn

5 104.30 56-107-6 8 59.68 13-30-2 10 17.38 3-20-2

Avg 5.0 5.1 3.3 3.4

Att-Cmp-Int

TD 4 1 2 3

Long Avg/G 44 63.3 55 36.3 12 26.8 19 18.6

Yds TD Lng Avg/G 569 106 14

6 69 0 18 1 10

113.8 13.2 1.4

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

l D Hudson S Pratt H Carriel J Taylor l K Irby l C Pertz D Wilson

10 9 9 7 9 9 10

256 135 94 53 59 45 23

69 56 49 27 17 35 15

21 8 5 5 7 3 11

12.2 16.9 18.8 10.6 8.4 15.0 2.1

1 1 2 0 0 0 1

25.6 15.0 10.4 7.6 6.6 5.0 2.3

SCORING

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Saf Points

l D Hudson J Taylor l C Henry D Wilson H Carriel

4 4 0 3 2

0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 16-19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PUNT RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

l

J Light Z McAlister

10 2

7.4 4.5

17 6

KICK RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

S Johnson D Williams T Wilborn C Waldo

27 7 6 6

584 104 162 110

21.6 14.9 27.0 18.3

77 35 48 28

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

29

9.7

29

l

M Gist

3

74 9

0 0

0 0 0 0

0

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Sacks

S Jones B Rawls l M Gist J Durm Z McAlister C Waldo l R Morton l T Flynn S Johnson T Wilborn

98 62 58 52 44 41 36 34 34 26

1-10 3-17 1-5 -

l

l

l

– Returning Player

3.5-16 5.5-21 2.5-3 1.0-1 2.0-8 1.0-1 0.5-1 0.5-1

0 0 0 0 0

24 24 22 18 12

2008 Team Statistics BC SCORING ................................................. 136 Points Per Game .......................... 13.6 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 128 Rushing ........................................ 90 Passing ......................................... 25 Penalty.......................................... 13 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 1600 Yards gained rushing .................... 1864 Yards lost rushing ......................... 264 Rushing Attempts ......................... 426 Average Per Rush ........................ 3.8 Average Per Game ....................... 160.0 TDs Rushing ................................. 12 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 724 Att-Comp-Int ................................. 159-73-11 Average Per Pass......................... 4.6 Average Per Catch ....................... 9.9 Average Per Game ....................... 72.4 TDs Passing ................................. 7 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 2324 Total Plays .................................... 585 Average Per Play.......................... 4.0 Average Per Game ....................... 232.4 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 50-1031 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 12-83 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 8-84 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 20.6 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 6.9 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 10.5 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 22-11 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 37-335 Average Per Game ....................... 33.5 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 55-2054 Average Per Punt ......................... 37.3 Net punt average .......................... 33.6 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 30:30 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 36/127 3rd-Down Pct. ............................... 28% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 7/21 4th-Down Pct ................................ 33% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 9-55 MISC YARDS ........................................... 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 19 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 2-5 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 16-22 73% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 14-22 64% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 16-19 84% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 10594 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 6/1766 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Brevard 40 35 34 27 Opponents 92 78 75 65

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OPP 310 31.0 202 100 90 12 1855 2046 191 381 4.9 185.5 25 1813 273-160-8 6.6 11.3 181.3 14 3668 654 5.6 366.8 26-599 21-124 11-280 23.0 5.9 25.5 22-12 58-577 57.7 37-1309 35.4 32.6 29:28 58/127 46% 10/13 77% 16-107 -11 41 9-14 0-0 38-45 84% 29-45 64% 33-38 87% 8328 4/2082 OT Total 136 310

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Carson-Newman Eagles Head Coach Ken Sparks Since he took over the Eagle program in 1980, Sparks has built a national football powerhouse first at the NAIA level and now at the NCAA Division II level. During his tenure, he has guided the Eagles to five national chamKen Sparks pionships, four national Year by year runner-up finishes, 19 South Atlantic Confer- Year School Rec. 7-4 ence championships and 2008 C-N 2007 C-N 10-1 20 NAIA or NCAA playoff 2006 C-N 8-3 appearances. 2005 C-N 8-2 The run of success 2004 C-N 9-3 began in 1982, when 2003 C-N 11-2 Sparks guided the Ea- 2002 C-N 12-1 6-3 gles to a 10-2 record and 2001 C-N 8-2 an NAIA playoff berth 2000 C-N 13-1 during his third season 1999 C-N 1998 C-N 12-2 on the job. The following 1997 C-N 11-1 year, Sparks led C-N to 1996 C-N 12-2 its second- straight SAC 1995 C-N 9-3 title and back to the play- 1994 C-N 8-3 8-2-1 offs. The Eagles breezed 1993 C-N 8-3 through the first two 1992 C-N 1991 C-N 10-1 rounds and upset heav11-1 ily favored Mesa State 1990 C-N 1989 C-N 12-1 in the NAIA Champion 1988 C-N 12-2 Bowl, 36-28, to capture 1987 C-N 10-4 the first national football 1986 C-N 12-1 1985 C-N 5-5 title in school history. After winning that first 1984 C-N 10-2-1 10-3 title in 1983, Carson- 1983 C-N 10-2 Newman went on to win 1982 C-N 1981 C-N 7-4 four more NAIA national 1980 C-N 7-3 crowns. Total 276-67-2 He was named NAIA Coach of the Year in 1984 and has been voted South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year by his peers 11 times and was inducted into the SAC Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the Knoxville Sports Hall of the Fame and the Carson-Newman Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2007, he served as president of the American Football Coaches Associaton. Coach Sparks and his wife, Carol, reside in Jefferson City.

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2009 SCHEDULE

ALL-STAR CANDIDATE

DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug. 28 at Winona St. (Minn.).........8 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 5 at North Alabama...............7 p.m. ............. 1-7 Sept. 10 Campbellsville ...................7 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 19 UNC Pembroke .................1 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 26 NEWBERRY ......................1 p.m. ......... 26-17 Oct. 3 at MARS HILL...............1:30 p.m. ........... 36-9 Oct. 10 CATAWBA .........................3 p.m. ........32-9-1 Oct. 17 at LENOIR-RHYNE ...........7 p.m. ........... 40-9 Oct. 24 BREVARD .........................1 p.m. ............. 2-0 Oct. 31 at WINGATE .................1:30 p.m. ........... 20-1 Nov. 7 TUSCULUM ......................1 p.m. ......26-10-2 SAC games in ALL CAPS

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2008 RESULTS at Concord W, 77-14 North Alabama L, 20-13 at Bentley W, 59-18 at NEWBERRY L, 27-21 (OT) MARS HILL W, 61-49 at CATAWBA W, 21-14 LENOIR-RHYNE W, 62-21 at BREVARD W, 34-3 WINGATE W, 35-33 at TUSCULUM L, 45-44 at Valdosta State * L, 24-20 SAC games in ALL CAPS * NCAA Playoffs

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

Rec. 7-4 10-1 8-3 8-2 9-3 11-2 12-1 6-3 8-2 13-1 12-2 11-1 12-2 9-3 8-3 8-2-1 8-3

1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 Total

10-1 11-1 12-1 12-2 10-4 12-1 5-5 10-2-1 10-3 10-2 7-4 7-3 6-4 2-8 3-7 3-7 6-5 296-96-2

QUICK FACTS Stadium .........................................Burke-Tarr Stadium Capacity ..............................................................5,500 2008 Record ............................................................7-4 2008 SAC Record/Finish ............................. 5-2 (T-1st) Basic Offense ............................................Veer Option Basic Defense .........................................................4-3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..............................37/25 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) .....................8/7/4 Head Coach .............................................. Ken Sparks Alma Mater ..............................Carson-Newman, 1968 Record at School (years).............. 276-67-2 (29 years) Career Record .................................................... Same Best Time To Reach ...................... Weekday mornings Office Number ....................................... 865-471-3466 Assistant Coaches (Position) Mike Clowney ........................... Asst. Head Coach/LB Mike Turner ..............................Offensive Coordinator Jim Deaton ..............................Defensive Coordinator Mike Whitley ..............Defensive Ends/Special Teams David Needs ..........................................Quarterbacks Dan Redding ..................................Defensive Tackles Alvin Sanders .................................... Wide Receivers Lynn Underwood ............Offensive Line/Video Coord. John Cryder ............................................... Tight Ends Mac Lambert ...................................... Running Backs Jason Carey ........................................Defensive Line David Crawford.....................................Offensive Line Kevin Washington.............................Defensive Backs Bryce Lybrand ................................... Wide Receivers Alan Duncan ........................................Kickers/Punters SID ............................................................ Zeke Beam Office Phone.......................................... 865-471-3513 Cell Phone ............................................. 865-414-1060 Office Fax .............................................. 865-471-3514 Press Box Phone................................... 727-698-0306 E-mail Address ....................................zbeam@cn.edu Internet Address ....................................... www.cn.edu SID Mailing Address ...........................CNC Box 72009 ............................................. Jefferson City, TN 37760

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Carson-Newman Eagles The 2009 Carson-Newman football season marks Head Coach Ken Sparks’ 30th campaign at Mossy Creek. Like every Eagle team since 1983 (C-N’s first national title), C-N faces sky-high expectations, including a preseason top-ten ranking and the top spot in the South Atlantic Conference Coaches’ Poll. The Eagles return six starters and four AllSouth Atlantic Conference performers to their explosive split-back veer option offense for ‘09. Last season, the Eagles led the nation in rushing offense (310 yards per game) and finished sixth nationally in scoring offense (40.6 points per game). The Eagles also finished in the top ten nationally in passing efficiency (6th) and total offense (5th), leading the SAC in all four categories. Senior quarterback Alex Good returns for his final season at Mossy Creek. A four-year starter and two-time All-SAC selection, Good has steered the Eagles to back-to-back SAC titles and a playoff appearance in ’08, C-N’s first in four years. The Greensboro, N.C. native is C-N’s career-leading rusher for quarterbacks with 1,828 yards, and is fourth in school history in total offense with 4,741 career yards. Three times last season he rushed for over 100 yards, including a 207-yard performance in the Eagles overtime loss at Newberry. Junior Doug Belk will likely be the backup to Good as the season opens. He spent most of his freshman season under center, completing 10-of-15 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown, before moving to receiver as a sophomore. Seniors Buck Wakefield and Ricky Harris will anchor a deep and proven Eagle backfield. Along with Good (83.4 yards per game, 46th), Wakefield finished the year in the nation’s top 50 in rushing yards per game last season at 86.2 (42nd). The first-team All-SAC selection has 30 career rushing touchdowns, and carried the Eagles in a 35-33 win over Wingate last season with a 223-yard, four-TD performance. Harris is likely to open the season as Wakefield’s split-back mate. The second team All-SAC selection native was slowed by injury during his junior season, but still averaged over seven yards per carry and scored two touchdowns. Sophomores Nate Inman, Reggie Melton, and Otis Rumph will all see significant playing time at running back, each had productive freshman seasons.

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Two-time first team All-SAC selection Reggie Hubbard returns to lead a group of talented, but unproven Eagle receivers. Hubbard led the Eagles with seven TD receptions and a 23.1 yard per reception average in ’08. He is third in school history with 17 career TD receptions. Competing for the opening across from Hubbard are senior Charles Dobson and sophomores Marcus Huie and Caleb Cornett, along with a slew of newcomers. After battling through an ’08 season filled with injuries, C-N returns an experienced core along offensive line. Four starters return who paved the way for the Eagles to lead the nation in rushing, led by senior guard Shane Canterbury. First Team All-SAC selection Ross Shaffer will push for the spot at right tackle after missing ’08 with a knee injury. Junior Zach Hubbard, who also battled injuries last season, will push Shaffer for the spot or could move to left guard. Senior Tilmon Hollingshed, who has shuffled positions throughout his career, started eight games last season at tackle, but will move to center for his final season. On the left side of the line, the Eagles must replace All-American Thomas Battle at guard. Junior Michael Tribue, who came on strong at the end of the year and had a solid spring, will push to take the job at left tackle. Juniors www.thesac.com

Adam Baxter and Michael Manis will also see time along the line. Senior LeBron Caffey makes the move tight end after three seasons as a defensive end for the Eagles. Senior Ayrus Gaines and sophomores Matt Cox and Rob Zalucki will fight Caffey for the spot. First Team All-South Atlantic Conference selection Brandon Harmon, one of the firstteam selections for the Eagles, will anchor the Eagles defense from his tackle spot. He finished ’08 with five tackles for loss. Senior Isaac Jones and sophomore Cody Moore will fight for the spot opposite Harmon. Senior Donte’ Strickland, a second team AllSAC selection as a sophomore, will likely take one spot at defensive end. Sophomore Zeke Andrews will fight for a defensive end spot. He had turning in 13.5 tackles and one sack as a freshman. Seniors Brian Brown, Elliette Jackson, and D.J. Taylor, along with juniors Anthony McAlister and Allen Jackson give the Eagles five experienced upperclassmen at linebacker. Brown, a two-time first team All-SAC selection, leads the unit at middle linebacker. He led the Eagles with 11 tackles for loss last season. Elliette Jackson finished with 33 tackles last season, while Taylor added two tackles for loss. Sophomore Ryan Helton has made the move from running back, and will factor in to the Eagles two-deep. Senior safety and All-American candidate Denares Waites returns for his senior season after missing 2009 with a wrist injury. Waites, who has four career interceptions, will move to strong safety, leaving room for junior first team All-SAC selection Mario Russell to patrol the middle. Russell had two interceptions last season, including a 37-yard return for a touchdown on the opening play against Bentley. Junior Elliott Tarplin, along with sophomores Blaine Ruttan and Elmore Maiden, who had nine tackles last season, will give the Eagles some depth behind Waites and Russell. Seniors Jermel Demps and P.J. Woods will fight for the starting spots at cornerback. Sophomore Carlos Lopez, who made 1-of-4 field goal attempts last season, will fight sophomores David Hendrickson and freshman Chandler Oppenheim for the placekicking duties. - Zeke Beam Carson-Newman Sports Information Director

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Name Elmore Maiden Elliott Tarplin Reggie Hubbard Alex Good Jermel Demps Carlos Lopez Caleb Cornett Douglas Belk Denares Waites Charles Dobson Dontaye Hall Nate Inman Marcus Huie Buck Wakefield Reginald Melton P.J. Woods Mario Russell Tim Stewart Ricky Harris Ryan Helton Chris Jones D.J. Taylor Blaine Ruttan Elliette Jackson Brian Brown Otis Rumph Anthony McAlister Donte Strickland Byron Bell Allen Jackson Zach Hubbard Ross Shaffer Shane Canterbury Adam Baxter Michael Manis Tilmon Hollingshed Michael Tribue LeBron Caffey Rob Zalucki Ayrus Gaines Stephen Via Matt Cox Zeke Andrews Brandon Harmon Isaac Jones Anthony May Cody Moore Travis Arrington Brandon Baker Brad Beason Jacob Bellissimo Zak Bush Joe Cadle Cody Calloway Tad Casey Zack Cusick Scott Davis Kevin Day Nathan Ellis Roberto Garrison Julian Haile David Henrikson Ryland Herbert Mychael Howell Damien Jolivette Aaron Large Tyler Lucas Landon McCalmon

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Pos 5-11 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-9 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-8 5-8 5-11 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-8 6-5 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-1 5-7 6-3 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-5 6-1

Ht. 200 200 170 190 180 175 170 190 200 175 190 210 180 187 206 170 180 170 180 200 200 220 195 205 200 195 220 226 210 215 260 260 320 255 265 265 240 235 250 260 195 216 256 260 260 240 260 270 205 165 260 210 190 200 172 205 218 270 290 280 170 170 195 228 177 205 270 165

Wt. DB DB WR QB DB K/P WR QB DB WR DB RB DB RB RB DB DB DB RB RB P LB DB LB LB RB LB DE LB LB OL OL OL OL OL OL TE TE TE TE TE TE DE DT DT DE DT OL RB WR OL TE WR QB DB QB LB OL OL DE QB K/P LB OL DB QB OL WR

Yr. SO JR SR SR SR SO JR JR SR SR JR SO SO SR SO SR JR JR SR SO JR SR JR SR SR SO JR SR FR SR JR JR SR JR JR SR JR SR SO SR JR SO SO SR SR FR SO FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR SO FR FR SO FR FR SO FR FR FR FR FR FR

Hometown/Previous School Boyton Beach, FL/Boynton Beach Stone Mountain, GA/Chamblee Chattanooga, TN/Fort Oglethorpe Greensboro, NC/Southern Guilford Valdosta, GA/Lowndes Co. Seymour, TN/Seymour Macon, GA/Westside Valdosta, GA/Lowndes Co. Alma, GA/Bacon Co. Umatilla, FL/Umatilla Gallatin, TN/Gallatin Fitzgerald, GA/Fitzgerald Knoxville, TN/Farragut Drummonds, TN/Mumford Dothan, AL/Ashford Ft. Myers, FL/Evangelical Columbus, OH/Harmony Miami, FL/Palmetto Perry, GA/Perry Tazewell, TN/Claiborne Rome, GA/Coosa Homewood, AL/Homewood Ottawa, Ontario, Can./Harmony Fairfield, AL/Fairfield Hartwell, GA/Hart Co. Chattanooga, TN/Tyner Knoxville, TN/Chattanooga Louisburg, NC/Louisburg Knoxville, TN/West Dalton, GA/S.E. Whitfield McCalla, AL/McAdory Hendersonville, NC/East Henderson Pigeon Forge, TN/Pigeon Forge Knoxville, TN/Farragut White Pine, TN/Jefferson Co. Kennesaw, GA/Harrison Antioch, TN/McGavock Chattanooga, TN/Notre Dame Knoxville, TN/Dexter Dallas, TX/Carter Greensboro, NC/Page Riceville, TN/McMinn Co. Eastman, GA/Dodge County Houston, TX/Enka Grand Rapids, MI/Miss. Valley St. Homewood, AL/Homewood Tellico Plains, TN/Tellico Plains Cleveland, TN/Bradley Central Miami, FL/American Senior Tazewell, TN/Cumberland Gap Blackstone, VA/Porter Ridge Morristown, TN/Morristown West Bristol, VA/John S. Battle Bristol, VA/John S. Battle Chickamauga, GA/Vero Beach Lenoir City, TN/Lenoir City Nashville, TN/Hillsboro Soddy-Daisy, TN/Soddy-Daisy Hueytown, AL/Bessemer Aca. Memphis, TN/Hillwood Shelbyville, TN/Shelbyvillle Central Jefferson City, TN/Jefferson Co. Orlando, FL/Gateway LaVergne, TN/LaVergne Houston, TX/James Madison Corryton, TN/Gibbs Seymour, TN/Seymour Ringgold, GA/Ringgold

Matt Nicholls 6-4 Chandler Oppenheim 5-7 Jeremy Parmes 5-8 Zack Poole 6-0 Drew Rice 6-5 Roman Rodriguez 5-9 Matt Shillington 5-11 Kevin Summers 6-1 Thomas Turnbull 6-3 Adam Venters 6-0 Adrian Wannamaker6-1 Evon Yeo 6-0

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225 145 180 180 220 210 230 225 215 230 170 188

DT K RB QB WR LB LB LB TE TE DB DB

FR FR FR FR FR FR SO FR FR FR FR SO

Brentwood, TN/Father Ryan Thomasville, GA/Thomas Co. Central Chattanooga, TN/Red Bank Murphy, NC/Monarch Erwin, TN/Unicoi County Tampa, FL/Riverview Phoenix, AZ/Sunnyslope Oak Ridge, TN/Oak Ridge Briston. TN/Tennessee High Fall Branch, TN Knoxville, TN/Grace Christian Aca. Yorktown, VA/York


Carson-Newman Eagles 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING

GP Att

Net

Avg TD

Long Avg/G

Buck Wakefield l Alex Good l Ricky Harris Dewayne Mims

11 11 11 11

944 918 310 278

8.4 6.3 6.6 5.7

70 80 82 62

l

112 145 47 49

PASSING

GP Effic

l Alex

11 169.10 77-132-5 9 142.07 19-43-1

Good Joel Staham

Att-Cmp-Int

16 12 2 2

85.8 83.5 28.2 25.3

Yds TD Lng Avg/G 1349 13 67 407 3 80

122.6 45.2

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

Otis Miller Reggie Hubbard Mo Whitten Justin Long l Buck Wakefield l Douglas Belk

10 11 9 6 11 9

383 416 194 118 146 96

58 59 67 80 54 21

l

22 18 9 5 9 9

17.4 23.1 21.6 23.6 16.2 10.7

4 7 2 2 0 0

38.3 37.8 21.6 19.7 13.3 10.7

SCORING

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Saf Points

Buck Wakefield Good l Reggie Hubbard Joey Scribner-H l Carlos Lopez

16 12 8 0 0

l

l Alex

PUNT RETURNS l l

Reggie Hubbard Buck Wakefield

KICK RETURNS Reggie Hubbard l Buck Wakefield l Marcus Huie

0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-4

0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 28-32 0-0 22-24 0-0

0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

13 4

11.5 1 9.2 0

70 21

Avg TD

Long

149 37

No. Yds 22 168 137

450 20.5 0 21.0 0 80 45.7 1 90

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

Corey Parks Revel Coffey Elliot Bishop Otis Ballard l Mario Russell

18 8 29 80 39

9.0 4.0 14.5 40.0 19.5

18 8 29 42 39

l

8 3

2 2 2 2 2

0 0 0 1 1

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Sacks

Mario Russell l Brian Brown l Elliette Jackson Otis Ballard Revel Coffey Corey Parks l Brandon Harmon Darius Wrentz Lasanio Small

56 56 51 51 44 42 36 36 32

4-31 1-4 3-8 4-28

l

l

– Returning Player

1.0-1 11.0-50 1.5-4 5.5-27 4.0-9 5.0-19 5.0-21 9.5-44

0 0 0 0 0

44

98 72 48 31 25

2008 Team Statistics C-N SCORING ................................................. 447 Points Per Game .......................... 40.6 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 213 Rushing ........................................ 147 Passing ......................................... 62 Penalty.......................................... 4 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 3420 Yards gained rushing .................... 3624 Yards lost rushing ......................... 204 Rushing Attempts ......................... 519 Average Per Rush ........................ 6.6 Average Per Game ....................... 310.9 TDs Rushing ................................. 44 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 1772 Att-Comp-Int. ................................ 178-97-6 Average Per Pass......................... 10.0 Average Per Catch ....................... 18.3 Average Per Game ....................... 161.1 TDs Passing ................................. 16 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 5192 Total Plays .................................... 697 Average Per Play.......................... 7.4 Average Per Game ....................... 472.0 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 39-833 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 20-203 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 14-214 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 21.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 10.1 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 15.3 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 41-24 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 88-655 Average Per Game ....................... 59.5 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 42-1577 Average Per Punt ......................... 37.5 Net punt average .......................... 34.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 28:25 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 64/131 3rd-Down Pct ................................ 49% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 7/14 4th-Down Pct ................................ 50% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 21-137 MISC YARDS ........................................... 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 64 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 2-6 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 34-44 77% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 33-44 75% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 55-62 89% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 14734 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 4/3684 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Carson-Newman 132 112 110 93 Opponents 54 65 66 77

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OPP 268 24.4 211 84 109 18 1556 1951 395 410 3.8 141.5 17 2386 367-190-14 6.5 12.6 216.9 15 3942 777 5.1 358.4 63-1140 11-86 6-21 18.1 7.8 3.5 26-13 43-345 31.4 60-2271 37.8 33.1 31:35 55/165 33% 7/21 33% 10-54 0 34 10-14 0-0 30-39 77% 21-39 54% 28-28 100% 18058 7/2580 OT Total 0 447 6 268

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Catawba Indians Chip Hester enters his eighth season as head coach of the Catawba College football program in 2008. He is the 20th head football coach at the College. In 2007, he guided the Indians to an 11-2 record, conference championship and was Chip Hester named the SAC Coach Year by year of the Year and AFCA Region Coach of the Year School Rec. Year. In 2003, he guided 2008 Catawba 6-4 2007 Catawba 11-2 the Catawba Indians to a 2006 Catawba 6-4 9-2 record and a South 2005 Catawba 6-5 Atlantic Conference 2004 Catawba 7-4 Championship. Hester 2003 Catawba 9-2 guided Catawba to an 2002 Catawba 8-3 53-24 8-3 record in his rookie Total season at the helm and returned Catawba to the NCAA II playoffs for the fourth straight year. Hester joined the Catawba football staff in 1995, serving under David Bennett for seven seasons. For three of those years, he was part of the South Atlantic Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. The Indians won back-to-back conference titles in 2000 and 2001 and qualified for the NCAA II Playoffs from 1999-2002, advancing to the semifinals in 2001. Hester came to Catawba from Guilford College. His duties prior to becoming head coach were to coordinate the passing game, coach the wide receivers and coordinate all football recruiting. In addition to his football duties, Hester also served as assistant athletic director for compliance and remains an advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program. A 1992 graduate of Guilford College, Hester earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. He completed a master’s degree in sports management at Georgia Southern in 1993. Hester, a native of Raleigh, NC, resides in Salisbury with his wife, Trish. They have two daughters, Morgan (11), and Tori (7).

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2009 SCHEDULE

ALL-STAR CANDIDATE

Head coach Chip Hester

DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug. 29 at St. Augustine’s..........1:30 p.m. ............. 0-1 Sept. 5 at Fayetteville St. ...............6 p.m. ............. 4-0 Sept. 12 Livingstone ........................7 p.m. ........... 10-0 Sept. 26 MARS HILL........................7 p.m. ......... 27-20 Oct. 3 NEWBERRY .................1:30 p.m. ......37-32-3 Oct. 10 at CARSON-NEWMAN .....3 p.m. ........9-32-1 Oct. 17 at TUSCULUM ..................2 p.m. ............. 9-4 Oct. 24 WINGATE .....................1:30 p.m. ........... 15-6 Oct. 31 at BREVARD .....................1 p.m. ............. 2-0 Nov. 7 LENOIR-RHYNE ..........1:30 p.m. ......46-38-4 SAC games in ALL CAPS

Terence Crosby

2008 RESULTS Aug 30 St. Augustine’s Sep 6 Elizabeth City St. Sep 13 at Livingstone Sep 27 at MARS HILL Oct 4 at NEWBERRY Oct 11 CARSON-NEWMAN Oct 18 TUSCULUM Oct 25 at WINGATE Nov 1 BREVARD Nov 8 at LENOIR-RHYNE SAC games in ALL CAPS

L, 7-14 W, 41-29 W, 49-7 W, 24-7 L, 14-33 L, 14-21 W, 37-35 L, 24-34 W, 24-10 W, 58-23

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

Rec. 6-4 11-2 6-4 6-5 7-4 9-2 8-3 11-2 11-1 11-2 6-4 8-3 9-2 7-3 2-9 5-5 4-6

1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 Total

7-3 5-6 4-7 8-4 4-7 5-6 5-6 3-8 0-9-1 2-9 5-5 1-9 3-8 4-6 3-7 8-3 4-6 192-166-1

QUICK FACTS Stadium ............................................. Shuford Stadium Capacity ..............................................................4,500 2008 Record ............................................................6-4 2008 SAC Record/Finish ............................. 4-3 (T-4th) Basic Offense ....................................................... Pro-I Basic Defense .........................................................4-3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..............................42/15 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) .....................9/7/2 Head Coach ..............................................Chip Hester Alma Mater ............................................ Guilford, 1992 Record at School (years)..................... 53-24 (7 years) Career Record .................................................... Same Best Time To Reach ...................... Weekday mornings Office Number ....................................... 704-637-4724 Assistant Coaches (Position) Matt Barrett................................... Off. Coord. QB, WR John Fitz ..............Asst. HC, Strngth Coord., ST Coord Calvin Hunter................................ Kickers, Operations D.J. Summers.............. Running Backs, Recruit Coord Ben Hepler ............................................Offensive Line Khanis Hubbard.................................... Defensive Line Todd McComb .......................................... Linebackers Bob Lancaster ............................ Defensive Coord, DB Gerald Williams ...........................................Tight Ends SID ............................................................... Jim Lewis Office Phone.......................................... 704-637-4720 Home Phone ......................................... 704-664-4341 Office Fax .............................................. 704-637-5705 Press Box Phone................................... 704-645-4547 E-mail Address .......................... jdlewis@catawba.edu Internet Address ............. http://gocatawbaindians.com SID Mailing Address ........................ 2300 W. Innes St. ................................................... Salisbury, NC 28144

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Catawba Indians Catawba notched its 14th straight winning season in 2008 with a 6-4 campaign. The outcome could have been slightly better with several close losses coming by a single score at the hands of St. Augustine’s and Carson-Newman. The Indians will have to overcome several losses from last season at the skill positions, but return a solid nucleus on both the offensive and defensive lines. Last season Catawba went into the season without an experience signal caller, but returns Patrick Dennis and Daniel Griffith, who both started games last year. Dennis had an excellent season, setting a school record for pass efficiency. He tossed 13 touchdown passes with just five picks. Joining the duo will be North Carolina transfer Cameron Sexton, who started several games for the Tar Heels last year. Record-setting running back Jamelle Cuthbertson will be missed this season, but Antonio Hall showed bright spots in reserve duty last year. He capped the season with a career-high 85 yards in the finale at Lenoir-Rhyne. Several transfers will give the Indians excellent depth, led by Western Carolina transfer Josh Wright. Adawi Revels and E.J. Branch return at fullback to pave the way for the tailbacks. The receiving corp returns four of the top five leaders in catches from a year ago and are bolstered by transfer Levon Curtis from Western Carolina. Brandon Bunn led the team in receptions last season with 24 catches and six touchdowns. Eric Morman emerged as a top target, finishing with 17 catches and three scores. Also back will be Travis Landram, Gerron Bryant and Brian Terwilliger. Grayson Downs also brought the tight end back into the receiving fold, snagging 10 passes for a trio of touchdowns. The offensive line is the anchor for the Indians, featuring the return of all five starters for the second straight year. All-America left tackle Terence Crosby leads the unit and is a frontrunner for the league’s Jacob’s Blocking Trophy. The two-time all-conference pick has started twenty consecutive games. Joining Crosby as four-year starters will be right guard Kevin Hamaker and a former All-SAC selection, Hunter Carnes, at right tackle. Junior left guard, Kemp McSween, and junior center, Zane Gibson, have started for both of their first two seasons. On defense, the Indians sport one of the deepest lines in Division II. Two of the four slated starters earned post-season honors a yearago and a third earned pre-season honors this season. Melquan Fair, who posted a team-high six and a half sacks, is a two-time All-SAC pick and garnered honorable mention All-America honors in 2008. Brandon Sutton was an all-region selection and posted 14 stops for losses. Marqus Davis added six sacks and 16 pressures to grab preseason All-America honors with Fair. Terrence Porter, who had a pair of sacks last year, is the other starter. Backing up on the line is a host of players with experience. Two were nagged by injuries last season in tackle Wilbur Pender and end Julian Hartsell. Pender played just three games in 2008 after seeing action in 13 in the playoff run in 2007. As a sophomore he had three sacks. Hartsell had a pair of sacks in seven games last year. More depth comes from Arthur Cromartie, who has played in 32 games and highlighted the 2007 win over Mars Hill with a 66-yard interception for a score, and Alex Hartsell, who had four stops for losses last season. Lakeem Perry, the 2008 SAC Freshman Defensive Player of the

Brandon Bunn

Year, will lead the linebackers. He was second on the team with 74 tackles last year and had five stops for losses. Joining Perry is senior returning starter Julian Samolu and senior Leon Ager. Samolu had 45 tackles with four for losses a year ago with Ager adding two and a half sacks among his 18 tackles. The secondary will again be young, losing three productive seniors from the unit. The Indians return experience at both corners in sophomore Bryant Vennable and junior Terrence Jones. Both started games last year and combined for six pass break-ups. Experience and depth will come from Derrick Brown and N.C. A&T transfer Nick Long. At safety, senior Cortez Best has experience and had four interceptions and 39 tackles in 2007. Senior Jaspen Gray, who has played linebacker in the past, will be in the mix for a safety spot along with Averett transfer Calvin Hall. The kicking game sees the return of sophomore Thomas Trexler, who handled both place-kicking and punting duties as a true freshman. He connected on four field goals, including a long of 42, and averaged just over 32 yards a punt with 13 downed inside the opponent 20-yard-line. Junior Brandon Cuthrell returns to help with punting duties. He averaged 34.2 yards per punt in 2007. The return game has experience with Travis Landrum on kickoffs and Brandon Bunn on punt returns. Landrum averaged 17.3 yards per attempt last season and has a 21.9 yard average in his career. He ranks seventh all-time in school history in kickoff return yardage. - Jim Lewis Catawba Sports Information Director

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Catawba Indians No. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 30 31 32 34 37 38 40 44 45 47 49 50 52 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 64 65 70 72 73 78 79 81 82 84 85 86 87 89 91 92 93 95 96 98 99

Name Pos Cortez Best DB Leon Ager LB Antonio Hall RB Travis Landrum WR Brandon Bunn WR Julian Hartsell DL Julian Samolu LB Patrick Dennis QB Cameron Sexton QB Daniel Griffith QB Martel Shaw WR Logan Hulslander QB Gerron Bryant WR Brian Terwilliger WR Terrence Jones DB Bryant Vennable DB Jaspen Gray DB Mario Washington WR Derrick Brown DB Kewone Harris LB Eric Morman WR Octavus Hough DB Casey Hall RB Aaron Cauble DB Adawi Revels FB Thomas Trexler K/P Nick Long DB Saladean Holloway LB Bobby Morrison RB Jeb Bass LB EJ Branch RB Trevor Vermette FB Brandon Cuthrell P Lakeem Perry LB Melquan Fair DL Terence Crosby OL Kevin Hamaker OL Philip Russ LS Ronald Martin LB Dustin Craft LB Daylon McAlexander OL Roy Carter, Jr. OL T.J. Michel OL Cody Corn OL Kemp McSween OL Hunter Carnes OL Marquell Reddick TE Zane Gibson OL Decarius Kanyinda OL Jamey Small WR Ronnie Williams WR Lavar Marsh TE Holt Rains TE Colby McCanna TE Grayson Downs TE Terrence Porter DL Brandon Weedon DL Arthur Cromartie DL Wilbur Pender DL Brandon Sutton DL Alex Hartsell DL Robert Brown DL Marqus Davis DL * Denotes Red-shirt

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Ht. 5-11 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-11 5-8 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-8 5-9 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-4 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-2

Wt. 195 195 195 185 175 275 215 185 190 205 195 185 180 185 160 185 175 160 175 180 175 185 170 170 220 190 155 185 195 205 225 200 185 195 260 295 295 260 225 210 275 310 295 295 300 305 265 310 250 160 175 275 225 215 275 245 220 230 300 245 275 285 240

Yr. Sr Sr Sr Sr Jr Jr Sr Jr Gr So Jr Fr* Jr Jr Jr So Sr Jr So So So So So Jr Jr So So Jr Fr* So Sr Fr* So So Sr Sr Sr So Fr* Fr* So Sr Fr* So Jr Sr So Jr Fr* Sr Fr* Jr So Sr Jr Sr So Sr Sr Jr Jr So Sr

Hometown/Previous School Huntersville,NC/N.Mecklenburg Grover,NC/Shelby Greensboro,NC/NE Guilford Inman,SC/Chapman Virginia Beach,VA/Fork Union Columbia,SC/Ridgeview Salisbury,NC/W.Rowan Durham,NC/Cedar Ridge Laurinburg,NC/Scotland Co./UNC Salisbury,NC/N.Rowan Greensboro,NC/NW Guilford/Lenoir-Rhyne Fort Myers,FL/Fort Myers W. Palm Beach,FL/Boynton Beach Wilmington,NC/New Hanover Rockingham,NC/Richmond Sr. Gretna,VA/Gretna Advance,NC/Davie Co. High Point,NC/Ragsdale Siler City,NC/Jordan Matthews Durham,NC/Webb Rockingham,NC/Richmond Sr. Charlotte,NC/E.Mecklenburg Concord,NC/NW Cabarrus/Averett Salisbury,NC/E.Rowan Hiddenite,NC/N.Iredell Wilmington,NC/New Hanover Charlotte,NC/Hopewell/NC A&T Forest City,NC/E.Rutherford Statesville,NC/W.Iredell Newton,NC/Foard Albemarle,NC/Albemarle Concord,NC/C.Cabarrus Durham,NC/N. Durham Louisburg,NC/Louisburg Raleigh,NC/E. Wake Winston-Salem,NC/Glenn Beaufort,SC/Battery Creek Casar,NC/Burns Clayton,NC/Clayton China Grove,NC/Carson Raleigh,NC/Wakefield Warrenton,NC/Warren Co. Winston-Salem,NC/Mount Tabor Waynesville,NC/Tuscola Rockingham,NC/Richmond Sr. Ayden,NC/Ayden-Grifton Detroit,MI/Grand Rapids CC Wake Forest,NC/Wakefield Raleigh,NC/Apex Rockwell,NC/E.Rowan Durham,NC/Hillside Burlington,NC/E.Alamance Goldsboro,NC/Rosewood Laurinburg,NC/Scotland Co. Mt. Pleasant,NC/Mt. Pleasant Roanoke Rapids,NC/Roanoke Rapids Columbia,SC/Spring Valley Fayetteville,NC/Sanford Franklinton,NC/Franklinton Snow Hill,NC/Greene Central Columbia,SC/Ridgeview/The Citadel Camden,SC/Camden Charlotte,NC/N.Mecklenburg

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Catawba Indians 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING

GP Att

Net

Avg TD

Long Avg/G

J.Cuthbertson l B.Terwilliger l A.Hall P.Brooks

10 10 11 9

1141 297 285 106

7.9 5.6 4.2 3.8

69 30 21 14

144 53 68 28

PASSING

GP Effic

Att-Cmp-Int

l P.Dennis H.Williamson l D.Griffith

10 168.36 69-118-5 5 118.42 46-95-1 7 86.45 13-31-0

12 2 3 0

114.1 29.7 25.9 11.8

Yds TD Lng Avg/G 1152 13 60 619 5 72 125 1 31

115.2 123.8 17.9

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

B.Bunn A.Strong l E.Morman l T.Landrum l G.Bryant

10 10 10 10 10

383 319 302 250 203

60 45 44 72 40

l

24 23 17 15 14

16.0 13.9 17.8 16.7 14.5

6 1 3 1 4

38.3 31.9 30.2 25.0 20.3

SCORING

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Saf Points

J.Cuthbertson l T.Trexler l B.Bunn l G.Bryant l A.Hall l G.Downs

12 0 6 4 4 3

0-0 4-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 26-33 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 1 0 1

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PUNT RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

l

A.Strong B.Bunn

9 8

3.9 3.0

19 11

KICK RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

l T.Landrum

15 11 5

260 240 114

17.3 0 21.8 0 22.8 0

57 42 37

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

J.Carpenter

42

14.0 1

42

B.Terwilliger l T.Jones l

3

35 24

0 0

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Sacks

C.McAfee l L.Perry l B.Sutton l J.Samolu C.Noel J.Carpenter l M.Davis l M.Fair l T.Porter

82 74 52 45 43 37 35 33 29

3-7 6-34 5-43 7-43 2-10

l

– Returning Player

16.5-42 4.5-10 12.5-48 1.5-3 2.0-6 3.0-6 12.5-69 11.0-55 4.5-20

0 0 0 0 0 0

72 38 36 26 24 20

2008 Team Statistics CAT SCORING ................................................. 292 Points Per Game .......................... 29.2 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 181 Rushing ........................................ 85 Passing ......................................... 78 Penalty.......................................... 18 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 1843 Yards gained rushing .................... 2202 Yards lost rushing ......................... 359 Rushing Attempts ......................... 391 Average Per Rush ........................ 4.7 Average Per Game ....................... 184.3 TDs Rushing ................................. 17 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 1972 Att-Comp-Int ................................. 258-134-7 Average Per Pass......................... 7.6 Average Per Catch ....................... 14.7 Average Per Game ....................... 197.2 TDs Passing ................................. 20 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 3815 Total Plays .................................... 649 Average Per Play.......................... 5.9 Average Per Game ....................... 381.5 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 41-758 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 22-108 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 7-101 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 18.5 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 4.9 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 14.4 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 19-10 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 75-615 Average Per Game ....................... 61.5 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 54-1676 Average Per Punt ......................... 31.0 Net punt average .......................... 28.4 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 31:07 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 47/128 3rd-Down Pct ................................ 37% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 4/14 4th-Down Pct ................................ 29% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 27-165 MISC YARDS ........................................... 7 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 40 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 4-7 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 24-30 80% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 21-30 70% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 30-38 79% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 13507 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 5/2701 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Catawba 71 86 81 54 Opponents 58 74 26 55

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OPP 213 21.3 135 70 52 13 1332 1661 329 377 3.5 133.2 14 1610 221-109-7 7.3 14.8 161.0 13 2942 598 4.9 294.2 46-1002 8-63 7-32 21.8 7.9 4.6 22-8 66-576 57.6 58-1809 31.2 28.6 28:53 44/140 31% 2/16 12% 25-177 0 29 4-10 0-0 18-24 75% 14-24 58% 23-27 85% 13609 5/2722 OT Total 292 213

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Lenoir-Rhyne Bears Head Coach Fred Goldsmith Fred Goldsmith is beginning his third season as the Head Football Coach at Lenoir- Rhyne in 2009. With a young squad in transition, the Bears finished 2-9 in Goldsmith’s first campaign and improved to 3-8 in his second year. Fred Goldsmith Hired on Noveber Year by year 28, 2006, Fred Goldsmith became the 18th Year School Rec. 3-8 Head Coach in Lenoir- 2008 L-R 2007 L-R 2-9 Rhyne’s football history. 1998 Duke 4-7 From 2001 to 2005, 1997 Duke 2-9 he was head coach of 1996 Duke 0-11 3-8 Franklin High School 1995 Duke 8-4 in Franklin, N.C. Dur- 1994 Duke 1993 Rice 6-5 ing that time, he led the 1992 Rice 6-5 team to the most wins 1991 Rice 4-7 in its history (47-15) and 1990 Rice 5-6 was named Coach of 1989 Rice 2-8-1 1981 Slippery Rock 2-7 the Year in 2001. 47-94-1 From 1999 to 2001, Total he served as a color analyst for the Catamount Network of Western Carolina University. Goldsmith’s early career included coaching positions at several high schools and universities. Goldsmith has twice been voted national coach of the year at the Division I level. He served as head football coach at Duke University (19931998) and Rice University (1989-1993). While at Duke, he led the nation in football graduation rates four times and was named ACC Coach of the Year and Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year in 1994. He also led the team to the Hall of Fame Bowl on January 2, 1995, one of Duke’s two bowl games in 40 years. At Rice University, he led the conference in graduation rates five times. In 1992, Rice had its first winning season in 29 years and Goldsmith was named Sports Illustrated National Coach of the Year. He has been married to the former Pamela Penland for 42 years. They have two daughters, three granddaughters and one grandson.

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2009 SCHEDULE

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DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug. 29 Shorter...............................7 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 5 at Concord .........................7 p.m. ............. 5-1 Sept. 12 at Davidson .......................1 p.m. ..........7-8-1 Sept. 19 North Greenville ................7 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 26 BREVARD .........................7 p.m. ............. 2-0 Oct. 3 at TUSCULUM ..................7 p.m. ............. 3-9 Oct. 10 WINGATE ..........................2 p.m. ........... 15-8 Oct. 17 CARSON-NEWMAN .........7 p.m. ........... 9-40 Oct. 24 at MARS HILL...............2:30 p.m. ......15-19-1 Oct. 31 NEWBERRY ......................2 p.m. ......40-28-7 Nov. 7 at CATAWBA ................1:30 p.m. ......38-46-4 SAC games in ALL CAPS

Marcus Shuford

2008 RESULTS Aug. 30 West Virginia Tech W, 51-13 Sept. 6 Concord W, 28-10 Sept. 13 Davidson L, 16-20 Sept. 20 at Benedict L, 13-17 Sept. 27 at BREVARD W, 40-14 Oct. 4 TUSCULUM L, 19-48 Oct. 11 at WINGATE L, 27-35 Oct. 18 at CARSON-NEWMAN L, 21-62 Oct. 25 MARS HILL L, 24-37 Nov. 1 at NEWBERRY L, 14-38 Nov. 8 CATAWBA L, 23-58 SAC games in ALL CAPS

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

Rec. 3-8 2-9 3-8 5-5 3-8 3-8 3-7 3-7 4-7 5-6 2-9 0-10 1-9 3-7 8-2 7-3 5-5

1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 Total

6-5 6-5 5-6 6-5 7-4 4-7 3-8 1-10 4-6 5-5-1 2-9 4-7 5-5 6-5 5-5-1 0-10-1 7-3-1 136-223-4

QUICK FACTS Stadium ...............................................Moretz Stadium Capacity ..............................................................8,500 2008 Record ............................................................3-8 2008 SAC Record/Finish ................................ 1-6 (7th) Basic Offense ..............................................Bear Bone Basic Defense .........................................................3-4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..............................60/26 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) .....................9/8/3 Head Coach ........................................ Fred Goldsmith Alma Mater ..............................................Florida, 1967 Record at School (years)....................... 5-17 (2 years) Career Record ................................ 47-94-1 (12 years) Best Time To Reach ............................ Early afternoon Office Number ........................................828-328-7117 Assistant Coaches (Position) Aaron Brock...... Tight Ends & Assistant Offensive Line Ron Boyd................OL and Strength and Conditioning Kyle Garner ......................... Running Backs & Kickers Blake Harrell ....Special Teams, Inside LB & Recruiting Mike Houston ..... Defensive Coordinator & Secondary Tommy Laurendine .......... Offensive Coordinator & QB Fred Rhodes.......................GA & Assistant Secondary Brian Rucker........................................Wide Receivers Roy Tesh .............................................. Defensive Line Joel Taylor ................................... Outside Linebackers SID ............................................................. John Karrs Office Phone.......................................... 828-328-7174 Home Phone ......................................... 828-261-9973 Office Fax .............................................. 828-328-7399 Press Box Phone................................... 828-328-7780 E-mail Address ......................................karrsjd@lr.edu Internet Address ............................... www.lrbears.com SID Mailing Address ..............................P.O. Box 7356 .....................................................Hickory, N.C. 28603

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Lenoir-Rhyne Bears The Lenoir-Rhyne University football team continues to make strides under third-year Head Coach Fred Goldsmith. The Bears, 3-8 overall and 1-6 in the South Atlantic Conference in 2008, improved dramatically on offense with a new coordinator and new scheme put into place two springs ago L-R also fielded an extremely young team last fall and a year’s worth of experience should help immensely in 2009 and beyond. With the return of 20 starters, the Bears appear ripe to return to the upper echelon of the league standings and earn their first winning season since 1994. Lenoir-Rhyne saw its biggest improvement on the offensive side of the ball with the implementation of the Bear Bone and the arrival of coordinator Tommy Laurendine, a South Atlantic Conference and L-R Sports Hall Of Famer. Lenoir-Rhyne turned to the ground game in 2008 and finished fifth in NCAA Division II in rushing, averaging 259.3 yards per contest. The Bears also increased their total yardage (224.9 to 351.6) and scoring (14.2 to 25.1) per game from the year before. With nine starters and a large number of key reserves returning, the Bears have depth at almost every position. The offensive line, which paved the way for Lenoir-Rhyne’s impressive rushing attack last season, welcomes back four starters including First-Team All-SAC honoree Chandler Rearden and preseason all-league pick Harrison Smith. Rearden, a junior right tackle, developed into of the SAC’s best offensive players in his first year as a starter in 2008 but off-season surgery may force him out of action. If Rearden can’t go, either junior Jamie O’Briant or senior Shane Skeens will take his place. Junior right tackle Chad Thacker has been a starter since midway through his freshman season. Senior Tobin Peterson and junior Jesse Johnson are penciled in as the first-string left and right guards, respectively. Johnson, however, could be in a close battle with junior Everett Tucker. The Bears’ run-heavy offense led to a total of 19 players attempting a carry last season with seven of the top eight rushers returning. L-R’s rotation of running backs include senior fullback Anthony Silvers, junior running backs Andrew Courman and James Pone

Colin Corpe and sophomore running backs Byron Darby and Jasper Thomas. Before a season-ending leg injury, Silvers was coming into his own and still finished second on team in rushing with 410 yards despite missing three games. Courman (401 yards rushing and six touchdowns) and Pone (253 yards and two scores) continued to produce despite sharing the load in 2008. The fullback spot should be experienced with the return of Darby and Silvers to go along with the arrival of sophomore Bobby Epps, a transfer from VMI. Sophomore tight end Nick Stutts broke out last year and led the squad in catches (18) and yards receiving (285) and will be one of Lenoir-Rhyne’s go-to players in 2009. Junior Devan Pointer will be in a similar position as Stutts, a combination wide receiver and tight end. Pointer caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown last year. The Bears will need to break in a few players at wide receiver with sophomore Justin McCombs getting one of the first nods. Injuries forced Lenoir-Rhyne into starting four different quarterbacks in its first four contests last year. With two of those quarterbacks returning, competition at the start of training camp should be stiff between senior Justin Sanders and sophomore Major Herron. Sanders, a fifth-year senior, brings unquestioned leadership and experience but needs to avoid injuries that sidelined him the last two seasons. Sanders led L-R in passing (821) and rushing yards (460) in 2008 and finished with 10 total touchdowns (seven on the ground and three through the air). The 2006

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South Atlantic Conference Freshman Of The Year looks to end his career in fine fashion. Herron showed a lot of promise in an injury -shortened freshman season with 219 yards rushing and scoring four times on the ground. Look for Lenoir-Rhyne’s defense to be vastly improved in 2009 thanks to experience, a return from injuries and an infusion of young talent. On the defensive line, senior nose guard Scottie Armstrong and senior defensive tackle Keonte Davis will anchor the unit. However, redshirt freshman Jason Arenillas will challenge Armstrong as he finished the spring in a dead heat at nose guard. Sophomore Nelson Bullard gets the nod at the defensive end spot although L-R will definitely look at some younger guys including sophomore Mike Harold and redshirt freshmen Brandon Martin and Evan Black. Sophomore inside linebacker Matt Warren returns after a medical redshirt in 2008. He has the potential to develop into one of the top defensive players for the Bears this year. Junior Chad Holby, the other starting inside linebacker, recorded 40 tackles last season. In addition, junior Victor Nito is back after finishing fifth on the team in tackles (59). Seniors Dewayne Jones and Anthony Vanoy are expected to man the outside linebacker spots in 2009. Jones (57 tackles last year and 197 so far in his career) has been a highly-productive player for the Bears. The secondary starts with junior free safety Marcus Shuford who has developed into one of the top defensive backs in the conference. Shuford led the team in tackles (78) and interceptions (a SAC-high four) last year. Junior strong safety Carl Brooks finished with 56 tackles and two interceptions in 2008. At the corners, sophomore Cam Thompkins will be fighting it out with sophomore Ranzell Watkins at one spot while sophomore Jamont Jones takes over at the other. One of the team’s strongest units, LenoirRhyne returns two first-team All-South Atlantic Conference honorees: sophomore placekicker Colin Corpe and senior long snapper Jordon Simmons. Senior Matt Corbin is solid at the punter’s spot (35.4 yards per punt). - John Karrs Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Information Director

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Lenoir-Rhyne Bears No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 63 64 65 66 67 68 69

Name Antwain Ross Jordon Simmons Justin McCombs Jamont Jones Richard Walker Reuben Haynes Greg Archibong Anthony Silvers Stacey Williams Major Herron Byron Darby Justin Sanders Miron McClain Terry McFadden Quam Hancock Graham Duncan Jacob Copeland Boo Woods Brad McClaugherty Anthony Vanoy Jasper Thomas Matt Corbin Cam Thompkins Matt Warren James Pone Bobby Epps Doug Ellis Ryan Sanford Le’Quan McCorkle Ranzell Watkins LeBrandon Banner Marcus Shuford Andrew Courman Victor Nito Nicholas Burns Demetrius Green Darrell Williams Carl Brooks Kyle Massey Nick Stutts Cle-Artiss Davis Anthony Thwaites Dewayne Jones Kai Oliveira Chris Carter Artis Gilmore Chad Holby Brian Sullivan Robert Browning Chad Thacker Keonte Davis Rashaun Quiovers Jayson Green Aaron Briscoe Tobin Peterson Shane Skeens Tim Gibson Kyle Loethen Harrison Smith Ben Kuhn Logan Faircloth Jesse Johnson Zach Howell Eddie Farley Seth Cantrell Jamie O’Briant Kaleb Myrick

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Pos RB LS WR DB OLB QB LB RB DB QB RB QB RB RB DB RB QB QB DB DB RB P/K DB LB/P RB FB DB DB RB DB DB DB RB LB RB OLB RB DB RB TE LB RB LB RB LB WR LB RB DB OL DL LB LB LB OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL

Ht. 5-7 5-9 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-9 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-5 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-1 5-8 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3 5-10 6-6 6-3

Wt. 150 185 180 170 185 185 215 225 190 175 190 185 170 175 170 170 205 200 175 190 175 195 180 220 190 210 180 180 210 170 175 190 170 225 185 190 180 190 220 210 195 205 225 180 230 190 225 190 185 270 270 230 215 210 290 270 240 225 275 270 290 275 260 290 270 280 270

Yr. Hometown/Previous School So. Grover, NC / Kings Mountain Sr. Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Christian So. Newton, NC / Bandys So. Washington, NC / Washington So. Loganville, GA / Berkmar Fr.-RS Commerce, GA / Commerce So. Smyrna, GA / Campbell Sr. Burnsville, NC / Mountain Heritage Fr. Douglas, GA / Coffee County So. Kingsland, GA / Camden County So. Gastonia, NC / Highland Tech Sr. Monroe, NC / Monroe Fr. College Park, GA / Maynard Jackson Fr. Orangeburg, SC / North Fr.-RS Douglas, GA / Coffee County Fr. Gainesville, GA / North Hall Fr. Palmetto, GA / Northgate Fr. Bassett, VA / Bassett Sr. Sarasota, FL / Cardinal Mooney Sr. Sophia, NC / Randleman So. High Point, NC / T. Wingate Andrews Sr. Franklin, NC / Franklin So. Sanford, FL / Illinois State Univ. So. Iron Station, NC / East Lincoln Jr. Wilson, NC / James B. Hunt So. Gainesville, GA / VMI Fr. Marietta, GA / Hillgrove Fr. Sanford, FL / Seminole So. Sherrills Ford, NC / Bandys So. Monroe, NC / Independence So. Winston-Salem, NC / North Forsyth Jr. Newton, NC / Newton-Conover Jr. Beaufort, NC / East Carteret Jr. Douglas, GA / Coffee County Fr. Greensboro, NC / Ben L. Smith Fr. Cedartown, GA / Cedartown Fr. Kingsland, GA / Camden County Jr. Raleigh, NC / East Wake Jr. Durham, NC / Riverside So. Statesville, NC / North Iredell Fr. Mirimar, FL / Mirimar Fr.-RS Mooresville, NC / South Iredell Sr. Reidsville, NC / Reidsville Fr.-RS Fort Myers, FL / Fort Myers Fr. Jamestown, NC / Lucy Ragsdale Fr. Asheville, NC / T.C. Roberson Jr. Fairview, NC / A.C. Reynolds So. Conover, NC / Newton-Conover So. Franklin, NC / Franklin Jr. Burlington, NC / Western Alamance Sr. New London, NC / Albemarle Fr. Lithonia, GA / Martin Luther King Jr. So. Matthews, NC / David W. Butler So. Shelby, NC / Shelby Sr. Green Mountain, NC / Mitchell County Sr. Mebane, NC / Southern Alamance Sr. Salisbury, NC / West Rowan Fr. Cape Coral, FL / Cape Coral Sr. Clayton, NC / Clayton Sr. Mocksville, NC / Davie County Sr. Wake Forest, NC / Wake Forest-Rolesville So. Burnsville, NC / Mountain Heritage Fr. Burnsville, NC / Mountain Heritage Sr. Hickory, NC / Fred T. Foard So. Columbus, NC / Polk County Jr. Durham, NC / Charles E. Jordan Fr.-RS Loganville, GA / South Gwinnett

70 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 88 89 90 91 92 93 96 99

Jeremy Smith OL Will Joseph OL Cameron Smith-Young OL Parker Murray OL Evan Black DL Chandler Rearden OL Everett Tucker OL Donald Schietzelt OL D.R. Peek OL Billy Siezega WR Julian Patton WR Michael Richter TE Kenny Vilagos WR Brad Ratkowski WR Devan Pointer TE Colin Corpe K Stuart Jones WR Brandon Brown WR Mike Harold DL Nelson Bullard DL Tim Johnson DL Brandon Martin DL Scottie Armstrong DL Jason Arenillas DL Matt Amerto WR Gregg Baker RB Reece Barboor LS/OL Blake Beachum OL Brett Boyles QB David Brooks RB Dakota Brown WR Zach Cates DL Jacob Chilco LB Andrew Easterling K Sage Frady WR Marcus Green DL David Harrison DB Kyle Harrison OL Eric Lampe RB Royce Little WR Jack Mbiya DB Thomas Payne WR Taylor Putnam LB David Richardson WR Matt Seymore OL Sean Smith LB Trent Vanderhoof P David Washington TE Rashaun Woods QB Garrett Linquist K

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6-2 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-8 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-9 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-0

270 300 290 270 230 265 280 280 260 175 180 205 170 180 185 180 180 190 270 240 230 270 270 290 175 180 195 265 180 180 165 275 195 165 205 225 180 245 195 190 165 150 220 190 250 185 165 180 185 170

So. Moore, SC / Dorman Fr.-RS Hickory, NC / St. Stephens Fr. Roebuck, SC / Dorman Fr. Ninety-Six, SC / Ninety-Six Fr.-RS Stone Mountain, GA / Shiloh Jr. Greenwood, SC / Liberty Univ. Jr. Brunswick, GA / Glynn Academy Fr.-RS Elon, NC / Western Alamance So. Concord, NC / Methodist Univ. Fr.-RS Mathews, NC / Sun Valley Fr. Rock Hill, SC / Northwestern Fr. Fairfax, VA / Robinson So. Mooresville, NC / Mooresville Fr.-RS Daytona Beach, FL / Spruce Creek Jr. Burlington, NC / Walter Williams So. Ocala, FL / Vanguard Fr. Irmo, SC / Dutch Fork Fr. Cedartown, GA / Cedartown So. Newton, NC / Newton-Conover So. Shelby, NC / Crest So. Canton, NC / Pisgah Fr.-RS Roebuck, SC / Dorman Sr. Cowpens, SC / Gettys D. Broome Fr.-RS Hollywood, FL / Hollywood Hills Fr. Marion, NC / McDowell Fr. Woodbine, GA / Camden County Fr. Mount Airy, NC / Mount Airy Fr. Clinton, SC / Clinton Fr. Ararat, NC / Surry Central Fr. Chapel Hill, NC / Carrboro Fr. Clyde, NC / Tuscola Fr. Greensboro, NC / T. Wingate Andrews Fr. Liberty, NC / Eastern Randolph Fr. Pittsboro, NC / Northwood Fr. Waynesville, NC / Tuscola Fr. Columbus, GA / Northside Fr. Greensboro, NC / Northwest Guilford Fr. Columbia, SC / Richlands Northeast Fr. Riverview, FL / Riverview Fr.-RS Candor, NC / Virginia Union Univ. Fr. Waxhaw, NC / Marvin Ridge Fr. Fairview, NC / A.C. Reynolds Fr. Kings Mountain, NC / Kings Mountain Fr. Wake Forest, NC / Wakefield Fr. Hudson, NC / South Caldwell Fr. Mount Ephram, NJ / Audubon Fr. Shelby, NC / Shelby Fr. Blythewood, SC / Blythewood Fr. Bassett, VA / Bassett Fr. Newton, NC / Newton-Conover

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Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING

GP Att

Net

Avg TD

Long Avg/G

Justin Sanders Silvers l Andrew Courman Joey Robinson l Byron Darby

10 8 11 10 6

460 410 401 301 282

4.0 5.5 4.1 5.3 9.7

30 25 32 21 53

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l Anthony

PASSING

116 75 98 57 29

GP Effic

Att-Cmp-Int

7 2 6 4 2

46.0 51.2 36.5 30.1 47.0

Yds TD Lng Avg/G

Justin Sanders 10 133.92 51-91-4 Major Herron 8 86.69 5-19-0 Jeremy Buchanan 6 48.49 5-18-2

821 58 92

l

l

3 42 2 17 0 27

82.1 7.2 15.3

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

l Nick Stutts Pete Goodman Evan Huggard Joey Robinson l Devan Pointer

10 8 5 10 6

285 197 162 141 59

40 37 36 38 27

SCORING

18 13 10 9 4

15.8 15.2 16.2 15.7 14.8

1 0 0 1 1

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Saf Points

Colin Corpe 0 Justin Sanders 7 l Andrew Courman 7 Joey Robinson 5 l Major Herron 4

10-16 25-31 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

l

l

0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

PUNT RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

Barry Tate

19

12.4 0

47

KICK RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

Barry Tate Jamont Jones

27 14

673 337

24.9 0 24.1 0

75 52

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

Marcus Shuford Carl Brooks Barry Tate

69 60 19

17.2 0 30.0 0 9.5 0

37 32 19

l

l

l

4 2 2

235

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Sacks

Marcus Shuford Dewayne Jones l Carl Brooks S. Turbeville l Victor Nito l Chad Holby l Cam Thompkins Barry Tate l Scottie Armstrong l Keonte Davis

78 57 56 52 49 40 37 34 29 29

1-6 7-52 1-4 1-1 1-6 2-7

l

l

l

28.5 24.6 32.4 14.1 9.8

– Returning Player

1.0-4 3.5-17 3.0-14 11.0-64 7.5-20 4.0-11 1.5-6 1.0-1 4.5-10 4.5-15

0 0 0 0 0

55 44 42 30 24

2008 Team Statistics LRU SCORING ................................................. 276 Points Per Game .......................... 25.1 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 213 Rushing ........................................ 151 Passing ......................................... 46 Penalty.......................................... 16 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 2852 Yards gained rushing .................... 3140 Yards lost rushing ......................... 288 Rushing Attempts ......................... 613 Average Per Rush ........................ 4.7 Average Per Game ....................... 259.3 TDs Rushing ................................. 31 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 1016 Att-Comp-Int ................................. 136-65-6 Average Per Pass......................... 7.5 Average Per Catch ....................... 15.6 Average Per Game ....................... 92.4 TDs Passing ................................. 5 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 3868 Total Plays .................................... 749 Average Per Play.......................... 5.2 Average Per Game ....................... 351.6 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 58-1400 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 22-247 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 10-169 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 24.1 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 11.2 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 16.9 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 44-24 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 47-466 Average Per Game ....................... 42.4 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 40-1377 Average Per Punt ......................... 34.4 Net punt average .......................... 27.8 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 33:59 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 55/146 3rd-Down Pct ................................ 38% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 19/31 4th-Down Pct ................................ 61% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 17-98 MISC YARDS ........................................... 24 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 36 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 10-16 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 35-45 78% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 29-45 64% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 26-33 79% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 30948 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 6/5158 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Lenoir-Rhyne 55 84 73 64 Opponents 78 142 69 63

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OPP 352 32.0 185 89 87 9 1984 2192 208 389 5.1 180.4 23 2243 280-132-10 8.0 17.0 203.9 21 4227 669 6.3 384.3 49-1167 13-186 6-36 23.8 14.3 6.0 10-4 69-622 56.5 47-1734 36.9 30.8 26:00 54/139 39% 10/14 71% 15-78 0 47 9-16 0-0 37-45 82% 28-45 62% 39-45 87% 16453 5/3291 Total - 276 - 352

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Mars Hill Lions Tim Clifton is entering his 17th season at Mars Hill College. Clifton has led the Lions to eight winning seasons and has a career record at Mars Hill of 87-81. The 80 wins place Clifton third in all-time wins of all SAC head coaches. He has recorded 44 Tim Clifton conference victories Year by year that place him sixth among all-time SAC Year School Rec. head coaches. During 2008 Mars Hill 7-4 2007 Mars Hill 5-5 the 2003 season Clif- 2006 Mars Hill 4-7 ton broke the school’s 2005 Mars Hill 4-6 record for most wins by 2004 Mars Hill 6-4 a head football coach. 2003 Mars Hill 7-4 He surpassed Claude 2002 Mars Hill 7-4 Gibson (1973-82) who 2001 Mars Hill 7-4 2000 Mars Hill 5-5 ended his career with 1999 Mars Hill 7-4 an overall record of 55- 1998 Mars Hill 1-10 37-2 (.585). 1997 Mars Hill 5-5 Clifton came to Mars 1996 Mars Hill 5-5 Hill from Ferrum Col- 1995 Mars Hill 6-4 lege in Ferrum, Virginia, 1994 Mars Hill 7-4 1993 Mars Hill 4-6 where he had been the Total 87-81 offensive coordinator since 1987. During Clifton’s tenure, Ferrum went to four straight NCAA Division III playoffs. In the 1988-89 school year, Ferrum was a national semifinalist. Clifton has had the privilege of coaching 64 All-Conference Honor Roll players, 73 All-SAC performers, six SAC Freshmen of the Year, and three SAC Players of the Year in Mike Belk, Terrance Stokes, and Khalid Abdullah. Clifton has also been fortunate to coach six All-Americans. Clifton, a veteran of 29 years, spent five years on the high school level before entering the collegiate ranks. Since joining the college ranks, Clifton has made stops at the University of South Carolina, Virginia Military Institute, Fayetteville State University, and Ferrum College. Clifton graduated from Mercer University in 1976. Clifton and his wife Joy have two children: Myriah, 19 and Cody, 17.

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2009 SCHEDULE

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DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug. 29 at North Greenville ............7 p.m. ........... 44-0 Sept. 5 at Gardner-Webb ...............6 p.m. ......... 16-16 Sept. 12 St. Augustine’s..............1:30 p.m. ............. 5-1 Sept. 26 at CATAWBA .....................7 p.m. ......... 20-27 Oct. 3 CARSON-NEWMAN ....1:30 p.m. ........... 9-36 Oct. 10 at NEWBERRY ..................7 p.m. ......... 24-13 Oct. 17 at BREVARD .....................6 p.m. ............. 3-0 Oct. 24 LENOIR-RHYNE ..........2:30 p.m. ......19-15-1 Oct. 31 at TUSCULUM .............2:30 p.m. ........8-15-2 Nov. 7 WINGATE .....................1:30 p.m. ......... 13-10 SAC games in ALL CAPS

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2008 RESULTS Aug. 30 at Furman L, 14-62 Sept. 6 Univ. of the CumberlandsW, 37-14 Sept. 13 at St. Augustine’s W, 31-14 Sept. 20 at West Liberty State W, 38-35 Sept. 27 CATAWBA L, 7-24 Oct. 4 at CARSON-NEWMAN L, 49-61 Oct. 11 NEWBERRY W, 27-6 Oct. 18 BREVARD W, 28-14 Oct. 25 at LENOIR-RHYNE W, 37-24 Nov. 1 TUSCULUM L, 28-33 Nov. 8 at WINGATE W, 45-42 SAC games in ALL CAPS

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

Rec. 7-4 5-5 4-7 4-6 6-4 7-4 7-4 7-4 5-5 7-4 1-10 5-5 5-5 6-4 7-4 4-6 2-8-1

1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 Total

3-7 4-7 5-5 5-5 3-8 7-3-1 8-3 6-5 4-7-1 1-10 5-5 8-2-1 7-2-1 5-7 7-3 4-4-1 7-3 178-175-6

QUICK FACTS Stadium ......................Ammons Family Athletic Center Capacity ..............................................................5,000 2008 Record ............................................................7-4 2008 SAC Record/Finish ............................. 4-3 (T-4th) Basic Offense .................................................. Multiple Basic Defense .............................. Multiple 8-man front Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..............................45/19 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) .....................4/7/2 Head Coach ................................................Tim Clifton Alma Mater ..............................................Mercer, 1976 Record at School (years)................... 87-81 (16 years) Career Record .................................................... Same Best Time To Reach ...................... Weekday mornings Office Number ....................................... 828-689-1219 Assistant Coaches (Position) Kevin Barnette . Asst. Head Coach, Def. Coord., Secondary Chuck Phifer ......................................... Defensive Line Mike Ramseur .......................................Offensive Line Tom Weaver ............................................. Linebackers Jonathan Sarratt .....Running Backs / Offensive Coord. Jermaine Gales ...................................Wide Receivers SID ............................................................. Rick Baker Office Phone.......................................... 828-689-1373 Home Phone ......................................... 828-689-2640 Office Fax .............................................. 828-689-1440 Press Box Phone................................... 828-689-1535 E-mail Address ................................. rbaker@mhc.edu Internet Address ..........................www.mhc.edu/sports SID Mailing Address ....................... Campus Box 6668 .....................................................Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Mars Hill Lions Last year the Lions’ football team had a successful season finishing the 2008 campaign with a 7-4 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the South Atlantic Conference that placed them fourth in the league. The Lions had a 7-3 record among NCAA Division II programs. Mars Hill had their chances to make the playoffs but their efforts fell short. The Lions are very optimistic about the 2009 season. The team needs to fill in gaps in the offensive line and the defensive secondary to make a run at the SAC title and post season play. Team speed in skill positions will be the Lions strength in 2009. MHC possesses a great deal of speed at running back, wide receiver, linebacker and in the defensive backfield. Anchoring the offensive line will be Josh Sims who is a returning three-year starter. Josh Crumpton, Brooklyn Isom, Tyler Hodgson, and Robert Torn will battle for positions on the offensive front in fall camp along with all the new freshmen and transfers that arrive in early August. Jonas Randolph will be the projected starter at running back. He saw action last year as a true freshman. He averaged 5.1 yards per carry and scored three times playing a limited amount behind two outstanding senior backs. Chappell Rose who rushed for 711 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2007, returns this season after coming off an injury. Garrison McDowell and Clarence Abraham will battle for playing time early and often. The fullback position is wide open and will be filled during fall camp. Luis Cruz returns as the only quarterback who saw action for the Lions in 2008. Cruz threw for 349 yards and three scores last season as a backup. Other talented transfers and freshmen will also be in the mix to determine just who will call the snaps in 2009. The tight end position will be handled by two returning standouts in Allen Woerner and Chad Fekany. The duo combined for 200 reception yards and 14 catches last season. Both players block well, run solid routs and have good hands. The wide receiver corps will be the most athletic group on the offensive side of the ball. SAC Freshman of the Year John Brown, Frankie Waters , a NCAA D-II National Qualifier in the hurdles, and Travis Prince highlight the returning stars at wide out. Brown had 27 receptions for 619 yards and seven touchdowns in his freshman season. Waters had nine catches for 151 yards and one score in his sophomore season and Travis Prince missed all of the games in 2008 due to injury. Prince had 30 catches for 503 yards and three scores in 2007. Demetrius Smedley and Tee Howell will add quality depth to the wide receivers and several Division I transfers will also battle for receptions in 2009. The strength of the defense will be the overall speed in the linebacker and defensive secondary positions. All-SAC selection Stan Galbraith will lead the linebackers. He is joined by the talents of Zach Johnson, Josh Baker, Kadeem Morgan and Corey Durbin. Galbraith had 74 tackles last season with 11.5 for loss and six sacks. Johnson led the Lions with 95 tackles while recording 10 tackles-for-loss and four sacks. Morgan tallied 39 stops and three sacks. There are also many new faces that will add depth at linebacker during the 2009 season. All-SAC and All-Region pick Deshun Nesbitt will highlight the sec-

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ondary. He will play left cornerback again this year after having two outstanding seasons for the Lions. Nesbitt led the Lions with five interceptions, the same number of break-ups and 10 pass deflections. Brandon Edmond and Keadran Pinckney will hold down the safety spots while Tavious Banks, Antonio Lylerly and Desmond Peterson will battle for the final cornerback position. Edmond posted 49 tackles while Pinckney was second on the Lions’ defense with 94 tackles. Other red-shirts and new additions to the squad will fill in where needed in the defensive backfield. Maurice Harris and Marzarius Samon will be the bookends on the defensive front. Samon sat out last season due to injury while Harris evolved into an impact player leading MHC with seven sacks. He added six tackles-for-loss. Jeff Pell, who also recorded six tackles from behind the line of scrimmage and posted 45 total tackles, will anchor the defensive front. Transfers and incoming freshmen will battle for defensive line positions during fall camp. Michael Pinkerton returns to handle the extra point and field goal duties while Nerman Imsirovic will once again handle the kickoffs. Pinkerton was 7-10 on field goal attempts and 42-44 on extra points attempts. Imsirovic will back up Pinkerton as the place kicker. A punter will be found in fall camp. John Brown, Frankie Waters and Garrison McDowell return to take care of kickoff returns. Brown returned 29 kickoffs for 718 yards and one score while Waters added 10 returns for 297 yards. Brown also handled punt returns for the Lions in 2008 averaging 7.8 yards per attempt. As always in Division II football, injuries play such a key role in the outcome of the season. If the Lions can keep their first string healthy, a SAC title and a playoff berth are definitely within reach. MHC also needs to shore up lost gaps in the offensive line to increase their chances of a championship season. If all these pieces come together, Mars Hill fans will have a great year to look forward to in 2009.

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Name Pos Ht. John Brown WR 5-10 Antonio Lyerly DB 6-0 Kadeem Morgan LB 5-10 Brandon Edmond DB 5-10 Travis Prince WR 6-1 Jonas Randolph RB 5-10 Luis Cruz QB 6-3 Demetruis Smedley WR/DB 5-9 Tavious Banks DB 6-1 Zach Johnson LB 6-2 Josh Crumpton TE 6-3 Desmond Peterson DB 5-9 Josh Baker OLB 6-0 Deshun Nesbitt DB 5-10 Frankie Waters WR 6-2 Clarence Abraham RB 5-9 Chappell Rose RB 5-9 Tony Brown DB 5-10 Michael Pinkerton K/P 5-9 Daniel Black FS 6-2 Garrison McDowell RB 5-8 Corey Durben OLB 5-10 Maurice Harris DE 6-1 Jake Walsh DB 5-10 Brandon Golden RB 5-11 Keadran Pinckey DB 6-1 Stan Galbraith LB 5-11 Julian Todd DE 6-2 Jonathan Lanier OL 6-1 Clinton Lawing OL/LS 6-0 Robert Torn OL 6-4 Brooklyn Isom OL 6-3 Joe Sims OL 5-11 Tyler Hodgson OL 6-6 Brian Nath OL 6-0 Corey Martin OL 6-1 Josh Sims OL 5-11 Mitchell Williams OL 6-4 Justin Hall WR 5-8 Chad Fekany TE 6-3 Bryan Tee Howell WR 5-10 Allen Woerner TE 6-3 Dominique Moore DL 6-2 Jeff Pell DT 6-4 Marzarius Samon DL 6-3 Nerman Imsirovic K/P 6-0 Chris Brame LB 6-1 Jacob Dias LB 5-10 Fred Elsner WR 6-0 Shawn Esworthy WR 5-10 Chavis Finger OLB 5-7 Jaurice Haynes DB 5-9 Arnette Hughes DB 5-9 Phillip Jones-Wells RB 5-8 WR/DB 5-9 Cornell Kelly Brian Santana DE 6-4 Trevor Shields FB/LB 5-9 David Thompson WR 6-1 Shawn Tressler WR 5-10 Chris Willis LB 5-11 Earl Womble RB 5-10 Austin Young DL 5-9 Dijon Alston WR 5-8 Darin Baldwin DB 5-10 Nate Baxley LB 5-9 James Beatty OL 6-2 DB/WR 5-9 Tyler Blaylock Billy Bomar WR 5-11 Darrell Brevard OL 6-3

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Hometown/Previous School Homestead, Fla./Homestead Conover, N.C./Newton-Conover Asheville, N.C./Western Carolina East Dublin, Ga./Dublin Jacksonville, Fla./Raines Daleville, Ala./Daleville Anaheim, Calif./Fullerton J.C. Decatur, Ga./S.W. Dekalb Flowery Branch, Ga./Flowery Branch Newland, N.C./Avery County Pickens, S.C./Pickens Co. Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville Skyland N.C./Butler C.C. Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds Brevard, N.C./Brevard Plano, Texas/American Heritage Orlando, Fla./Freedom Miami, Fla./N.C. A&T Bogart, Ga./N. Oconee Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman Landrum, S.C./Landrum Hickory, N.C./Fred T. Foard Hendersonville, N.C./Brevard Hinesville, Ga./Bradwell Institute Perry, Ga./Perry North, S.C./North Birmingham, Ala./Homewood Marietta, Ga./West Georgia Trinity, N.C./Trinity Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay Orlando, Fla./Fork Union Toccoa, Ga./Stephens County Sumter, S.C./Crestwood Woodstock, Ga./Etowah Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles Siler City, N.C./Jordan-Matthews Sumter, S.C./Crestwood Wildwood, Fla/Wildwood Beulaville, S.C./East Duplin Orlando, Fla./Freedom Cherryville, N.C./Burns Tiger, Ga./Rabun County Odenton, Md./Arundel West Jefferson, N.C./Ashe County Jacksonville, Fla/Raines Jacksonville, Fla./Englewood Charlotte, N.C./W. Mecklenburg Hoschton, Ga./Jackson Co. Muhltal, Ebbs, Tirol, Austria Pineland, S.C./Thomas Heyward Acad. Catawba, N.C./Bunker Hill Shelby, N.C./Shelby Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz Hampstead, N.C./Topsail Freeport, N.Y./Freeport Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park Newland, N.C./Avery Co. Baltimore, Md./New Town Fairview, N.C./A.C. Reynolds Macon, Ga./Tattnall Siler City, N.C./Jordan Matthews Marshall, N.C./Madison County Morven, N.C./Anson Co. Florida City, Fla./Homestead Tampa, Fla./Santa Barbara C.C. Arden, N.C./T.C. Roberson Linville, N.C./Avery Co. Spruce Pine, N.C./Mitchell Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern

Maxavier Brooks LB 5-10 Kenneth Broome LB 5-11 William Brunswick OL 6-2 Junior Bryant DB 5-8 Rudy Cabral LB 6-2 Tony Cabral DL 6-1 Cody Cheek OL 5-10 Chris Coulter DB 5-10 Heath Curtis DB 6-0 Wayne Ellis OL/DL 6-1 Jeff Fabbri OL 5-11 Lorenzo Ferguson DB 6-2 Brandon Fogle OL/DL 5-11 Randall Fowler OL 6-4 Kyren Gibson RB 5-10 Giovanni Hansborough DB 5-11 Nicholas Harp OL 6-2 Zachary Harper DL 5-8 Colton Harris QB 6-1 Quazmon Harris DL 6-2 Troy Harris DE 6-4 Matthew Hasty WR 6-2 Jorge Herbas LB 5-11 Joe Hoilman QB 5-10 JaBari Hollins OL 6-1 Joshua Hope DE 6-0 Tyler Jaynes QB 6-2 Josh Johnson WR 6-2 James Jones LB 5-11 Wonah Konte OL/DL 6-1 Greg Lancaster OL 6-1 Javious Lindley LB/RB 5-9 Dakota Martinez K/P 5-9 Robert Miller DL 6-1 Enrique Moses WR 6-1 Antwon Murchinson DL 6-5 Josh Owens LB 5-11 Daniel Palacios DB 5-10 Patrick Park FB 5-9 Austin Pasco DE 6-2 Jerame Phillips OL 6-0 Jeremy Philson DB 5-9 Brian Posey LB 5-11 Robert Purus DB 6-0 Chandler Ramage TE 6-3 Jon Richt QB 6-2 Michael Robinson DB/RB 5-10 Alex Rose WR 6-3 Chase Sammons DL 5-11 Frederick Samuels DB 5-6 Zach Searcy OL 6-4 Charles Simmons DB 5-9 Jordan Simmons DB 5-11 Clifford Simpson DB 6-3 Tyshawn Simpson DB/WR 6-0 Jason Studwell TE/DE 6-2 Shaun Tant DB/P 5-10 Ren Teasley RB 5-9 Jonathan Torres DL 6-3 Torean Tubman DL 6-1 Alan Walker DL 6-3 Nate Webb DE 5-11 Dexter Wells RB 5-10 Cody Williams DB 5-10 WR/DB 5-10 Andre Willis Chavalo Wright DL 6-1 Paul Wright QB 5-11 Austin Wynn OL 6-3 Joshua Young WR 6-1 Alan Youngberg DL 5-11

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Hartwell, Ga./Stephens Co. Lithonia, Ga./Methodist Univ. Clemmons, N.C./W. Forsyth Smithfield, N.C./Smithfield-Selma Fairview, N.C./A.C. Reynolds Fairview, N.C./A.C. Reynolds Weaverville, N.C./N. Buncombe Newton, N.C./Newton-Conover Murphy, N.C./Murphy Spruce Pine, N.C./Mitchell Coventry, R.I./Asheland Culter Bay, Fla./Auburn Univ. Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley College Park, Ga./Banneker Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds Miami, Fla./Homestead Douglasville, Ga./Chapel Hill Walhalla, S.C./Walhalla Douglasville, Ga./Alexander Nashville, Ga./Berrien Orlando, Fla./Winter Park Taylors, S.C./Eastside Cowpens, S.C./Broome Bakersville, N.C./Mitchell Winnsboro, N.C./Fairfield Central Asheville, N.C./N. Buncombe Canton, N.C./Pisgah Newland, N.C./Appalachian State Arden, N.C./T.C. Roberson Charlotte, N.C./Victory Christian Cramerton, N.C./South Point Forest Park, Ga./Forest Park Polkton, N.C./Anson Co. Chesnee, S.C./Chase Goldsboro, N.C./Goldsboro Fayetteville, N.C./Clemson Univ. Gainesville, Ga./Johnson Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay Anaheim, Calif./Fullerton J.C. Douglasville, Ga./Chapel Hill Hephzibah, Ga./Cross Creek Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds Weaverville, N.C./N. Buncombe Hudson, N.C./S. Caldwell Clinton, S.C./Clinton Watkinsville, Ga./Clemson Univ. Flat Rock, N.C./E. Henderson Jacksonville, Fla./Auburn Univ. Fort Myers, Fla./S. Fort Myers Cornelius, N.C./S. Iredell Mill Spring, N.C./Polk Co. Homestead, Fla./Homestead Riverdale, Ga./Riverdale Orlando, Fla./Evans Forest City, N.C./Chase Lenoir City, Tenn./Lenoir City Hayesville, N.C./Hayesville Hartwell, Ga./Stephens Co. Clemmons, N.C./W. Forsyth Augusta, Ga./Ridgewater C.C. Columbia, S.C./Midland Tech Belmont, N.C./South Point Lexington, S.C./Lexington Cobbtown, Ga./Tattnall Co. Stone Mountain, Ga./Towers Shelby, N.C./Shelby Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Jacksonville, Fla./Richland N.E. Asheville, N.C./N. Buncombe


Mars Hill Lions 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING

GP Att

Net

Avg TD

Long Avg/G

G. Washington G. Stripling l J. Randolph Tyrea Allen

11 9 10 11

855 439 267 134

5.2 5.3 5.1 6.4

46 70 35 41

PASSING

164 83 52 21

GP Effic

Att-Cmp-Int

8 5 3 1

77.7 48.8 26.7 12.2

Yds TD Lng Avg/G

Ricky Spradling 10 137.22 103-206-9 l Luis Cruz 5 149.19 17-35-2

1764 15 75 349 3 75

176.4 69.8

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

Tyrea Allen John Brown Elroy Harris l Frankie Waters l Allen Woerner

11 11 11 8 9

866 619 78 151 128

75 75 12 48 27

l

37 27 11 9 8

23.4 22.9 7.1 16.8 16.0

6 7 2 1 0

78.7 56.3 7.1 18.9 14.2

SCORING

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Saf Points

M. Pinkerton John Brown G. Washington Tyrea Allen Elroy Harris

0 8 8 7 6

l

l

7-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

42-44 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 0 1

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PUNT RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

l

John Brown G. Stripling

15 2

7.8 8.5

17 10

KICK RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

29 10

718 297

24.8 1 29.7 0

87 78

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

14

2.8

8

l l

l

John Brown Frankie Waters

Deshun Nesbitt

5

117 17

0 0

0

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Sacks

Zach Johnson K. Pinckney l Stan Galbraith l Brandon Edmond Chris Dowdell l Jeff Pell l Kadeem Morgan Darius Clark l Dominique Moore l Maurice Harris l Josh Baker

95 87 73 49 49 45 39 37 34 32 31

4-9 1-10 6-35 3-7 2-15 1-1 7-30 2-7

l

l

– Returning Player

10.0-25 2.0-14 10.5-52 1.0-2 3.0-10 6.0-20 3.0-7 5.5-9 6.0-35 2.5-8

0 0 0 0 0

63 48 48 42 38

2008 Team Statistics MHC SCORING ................................................. 341 Points Per Game .......................... 31.0 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 206 Rushing ........................................ 106 Passing ......................................... 79 Penalty.......................................... 21 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 2034 Yards gained rushing .................... 2401 Yards lost rushing ......................... 367 Rushing Attempts ......................... 475 Average Per Rush ........................ 4.3 Average Per Game ....................... 184.9 TDs Rushing ................................. 27 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 2130 Att-Comp-Int ................................. 247-121-11 Average Per Pass......................... 8.6 Average Per Catch ....................... 17.6 Average Per Game ....................... 193.6 TDs Passing ................................. 18 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 4164 Total Plays .................................... 722 Average Per Play.......................... 5.8 Average Per Game ....................... 378.5 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 54-1255 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 17-134 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 11-30 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 23.2 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 7.9 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 2.7 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 19-12 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 72-633 Average Per Game ....................... 57.5 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 53-1749 Average Per Punt ......................... 33.0 Net punt average .......................... 31.3 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 32:31 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 55/147 3rd-Down Pct ................................ 37% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 7/18 4th-Down Pct ................................ 39% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 24-139 MISC YARDS ........................................... 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 46 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 7-10 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 33-39 85% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 26-39 67% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 42-44 95% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 14800 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 5/2960 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Mars Hill 65 83 92 101 Opponents 89 113 69 58

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OPP 329 29.9 191 100 83 8 2025 2310 285 438 4.6 184.1 19 1935 246-132-11 7.9 14.7 175.9 25 3960 684 5.8 360.0 56-1064 13-91 11-135 19.0 7.0 12.3 30-17 67-664 60.4 54-2036 37.7 33.7 27:27 57/139 41% 4/10 40% 25-160 0 46 4-11 0-0 28-38 74% 27-38 71% 39-45 87% 19034 6/3172 Total - 341 - 329

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Newberry College Todd Knight was introduced as Newberry College’s 18th head football coach in a press conference at Setzler Field on Friday, April 24, 2009. Prior to his new position, Knight served for six seasons as defensive coordinator at Newberry. Under Knight’s direcTodd Knight tion, Newberry has had Year by year one of the top defenses in the South Atlantic Year School Rec. Conference in each of Total 0-0 the last three seasons. Nine Newberry defensive players have been named First Team all-South Atlantic Conference and 17 defensive players have earned all-region honors. Before coming to Newberry, Knight served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Charleston Southern University under head coach David Dowd. Under Knight’s guidance, the 2001 Buccaneers’ “Blue Collar” defense achieved a top 20 I-AA national ranking in total defense. Knight served as defensive coordinator at Lees-McRae College and was the secondary coach at his alma mater, former South Atlantic Conference member Gardner-Webb University. At Gardner-Webb, he received a Bachelor of Science in physical education in 1989 and earned a Master of Arts in physical education the following year as a graduate assistant coach. He has a daughter, Anna, who is a junior at Newberry College. He is married to the former Tina Martin and the couple resides in Little Mountain with their sons Devin and Michael Cash.

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2009 SCHEDULE

ALL-STAR CANDIDATE

Head Coach Todd Knight

DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug. 29 at Valdosta State ...............7 p.m. ............. 0-1 Sept. 5 at Austin Peay ...................7 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept. 19 Cumberland .......................7 p.m. ............. 1-1 Sept. 26 at CARSON-NEWMAN .....1 p.m. ......... 17-26 Oct. 3 at CATAWBA ................1:30 p.m. ......32-37-3 Oct. 10 MARS HILL........................7 p.m. ......... 15-24 Oct. 17 at WINGATE .................1:30 p.m. ........... 9-10 Oct. 24 TUSCULUM ......................7 p.m. ............. 4-7 Oct. 31 at LENOIR-RHYNE ...........2 p.m. ......28-39-7 Nov. 7 BREVARD .........................7 p.m. ............. 3-0 SAC games in ALL CAPS

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2008 RESULTS Aug. 30 Valdosta State L, 9-14 Sep. 11 North Greenville W, 41-3 Sep. 20 at Midwestern State L, 10-24 Sep. 27 CARSON-NEWMAN W, 27-21 OT Oct. 4 CATAWBA W, 33-14 Oct. 11 at MARS HILL L, 6-27 Oct. 18 WINGATE W, 32-21 Oct. 25 at TUSCULUM L, 33-45 Nov. 1 LENOIR-RHYNE W, 38-14 Nov. 8 at BREVARD W, 17-0 SAC games in ALL CAPS

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1988 1987

Rec. 6-4 9-2 11-2 5-4 5-6 3-7 1-10 4-7 4-7 5-6 6-5 4-7 7-4 3-8 4-7

1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 Total

4-7 7-3-1 7-4 6-5 5-6 4-7 3-6 5-5 7-3 2-7-1 5-5 5-5 137-149-2

QUICK FACTS Stadium ....................................................Setzler Field Capacity ..............................................................4,000 2008 Record ............................................................6-4 2008 SAC Record/Finish ............................. 5-2 (T-1st) Basic Offense ................................................... Spread Basic Defense .............................................. Multiple 8 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..............................54/17 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) .....................8/6/0 Head Coach ..............................................Todd Knight Alma Mater ................................. Gardner-Webb, 1989 Record at School (years)...................... 0-0 (First Year) Career Record .................................................... Same Best Time To Reach ...................... Weekday mornings Office Number ....................................... 803-321-5168 Assistant Coaches (Position) Todd Varn ...............................Ass’t. Head Coach / OC Zach Ellis .............................................Running Backs Ike Allred............................... WR / Dir. of Football Ops Stephen Flynn ............................. Outside Linebackers Anathan Gibson................................. Defensive Backs Mitch Hall.............................................. Defensive Line Jeremiah Jones ..............................Inside Linebackers Kevin Turco ...........................................Offensive Line SID ............................................................Josh Manck Office Phone.......................................... 803-321-5667 Mobile Phone ........................................ 803-944-0618 Office Fax .............................................. 803-321-5169 Press Box Phone................................... 803-947-2107 E-mail Address ................. josh.manck@newberry.edu Internet Address ......... www.NewberryAthleticSite.com SID Mailing Address ..................... 2100 College Street ....................................................Newberry, SC 29108

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Newberry College For the first time since Josh Stepp’s tenure entering the 2006 playoff season, Newberry has its starter at quarterback entering camp. Preseason All-SAC second teamer and offensive captain Brandon Gantt will enter the 2009 season as the starting signal caller in his final season wearing the scarlet and gray. The senior played in seven of 10 games last season, completing 42 of his 72 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. He is also a dual threat, as he has carried the ball 105 times for 481 yards and three touchdowns in his two years at Newberry. There will be plenty of competition for the important backup role. Redshirt freshmen Bryan Ehrlich and Taniel Massey are leading candidates. A wealth of talent returns at the running back position, including a preseason all-SAC member and another all-SAC candidate. Gerald Legree earned recognition as a preseason second team all-SAC honoree after a solid junior campaign in 2008. He carried the ball 94 times for 480 yards and three touchdowns, playing in all 10 games. Tharry Salley would also have been an allSAC candidate had he not missed the final three games of the season due to an injury. Salley had 94 carries for 485 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore. Also expected to contribute are Lyndon Ingram and Alkeem Sherman, who earned the majority of the snaps in the 2009 spring game. After losing both fullbacks from the 2008 season, Newberry receives a huge boost at that position as S.J. Worrell transfers in from Presbyterian College. Worrell was the leading rusher for the Blue Hose in each of the last three seasons. Joining him at the fullback spot is Rod Nabors. Senior Justin Greene returns at tight end, as does junior Connor Hilton. The wide receiver position might be Newberry’s most exciting to watch, as the scarlet and gray return a pair of all-SAC players. Speedy senior Kelton Tindal led Newberry last season with 39 catches for 745 yards – the seventh best season in NC history and six touchdowns. He sits on sixth place in Newberry history in career receiving yards with 1,461. Tindal was named to the Orangeburg Touchdown Club’s All-State team and was named all-Super Region Two Second

Kamaal McIlwain Team by DAKTRONICS and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette in 2008. David Pressley had a breakout sophomore season after redshirting in 2007, catching 32 passes for 427 yards and four touchdowns. Also returning is senior David Brown, who caught 28 balls for 295 yards and two touchdowns, and sophomore Brandon Bostick, who caught 20 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Another potential starter coming off of an injury is David Smith, who caught 16 passes for 153 yards before getting hurt. The front line has been one of Newberry’s strengths throughout the program’s history, and despite considerable losses, the “Roach Patrol” once again aims to be one of the top lines in Division II. Junior center Matt Holmes is the leader of this year’s Roach Patrol, and is a Preseason First Team All-SAC honoree after earning second team honors in 2008. Junior right guard Walter Simmons joins Holmes on the preseason all-conference list, earning second team recognition after battling injury the last two years. Also returning is Kenny Heath, who split starting time with Simmons in 2008. Andrew Tucker, Ben Inabinet, Chase Gamble and Tyler Belue will all see significant playing time. The defensive line will display a mix of youth and experience, with two all-SAC performers www.thesac.com

returning, as well as a number of other key contributors. Leading the way is preseason first team all-SAC member Lance Clark, who made 28 tackles in his sophomore season, including six tackles for loss, which tied him for second on the team. Also returning for his senior season is preseason second team all-SAC honoree Marcus Nelums, who made 23 tackles in 2008, including 3.5 tackles for loss and two solo sacks. Junior Andre Clark returns after making 21 tackles and recording a sack as a sophomore, while sophomore Derrell Kinard comes back after making 18 tackles, recording two sacks and returning an interception for a touchdown. Of the top eight linebackers from 2008, only Josh Williams, who made five tackles in ’08, returns. With so many spots to fill, two stars move from other positions to the outside linebacker position. Senior defensive captain Andre Moyd has served primarily as a cornerback in his previous three seasons and his speed will be an asset at outside linebacker. Moving from safety to outside linebacker is junior R.J. Reeder. Newcomers who will be counted on at the inside linebacker positions include Brian Yarborough, Apollo Stretch, Jonathan Stone and Matthew Kingdom. Junior all-region and first team all-SAC honoree Kamaal McIlwain made 29 tackles, defended 11 passes, recovered two fumbles, made three interceptions and blocked two kicks as a sophomore. Senior Antonio Patton will return to a starting role and can be counted on for solid coverage on the edge. Ron Parker made 36 tackles in his redshirt freshman at safety, and is the second leading returning tackler. Both the starting kicker and punter return from 2008, as junior Britt Blackmon will handle PATs and field goals, while senior Todd Moon will take care of kickoffs and punting. Blackmon earned SAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors once in 2008 and was second in the league in field goals made. Moon was second in the conference in punting average and ranked in the top 50 nationally. - Josh Manck Newberry Sports Information Director

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Name David Smith Antonio Patton R.J. Reeder Tharry Salley Ron Parker Kendall Glenn Alkeem Sherman Brandon Bostick Brandon Gantt Bryan Ehrlich Lyndon Ingram Andre Young Brooks Burnette Eric Huggins Gerald Legree Josh Williams Andre Moyd Nick Kinney Britt Blackmon Harry Cabaniss Brock Mills Hamilton Sims Marcus Nelums Todd Moon James Heyward James Bostick Brandon Harris Matthew Kingdom Jareth Bailey Patrick Barefoot Joshua Stinson Kamaal McIlwain Tyler Belue Chase Gamble Arsenio Smoot Brian Yarborough Ben Hyder Jonathan Stone Ben Inabinet Lequawn James Jonathan Brewer Elmano Hamilton Walter Simmons Erik Barber Matt Holmes Kevin Alston Andrew Tucker David Richmond Kenny Heath Brian Leneau David Brown Joseph Morris Connor Hilton Eric Goode Kelton Tindal Edward Gilliard David Pressley Justin Greene Andre Clark Nick Toole Derrell Kinard Jim Page Lance Clark James McLamore Bruce Bagley Terrance Bingham B.J. Blanding Kaleb Caddell Antonio Chandler

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Pos WR DB S RB DB DB RB WR QB QB RB WR S WR RB LB DB K K S S RB DL K/P RB DB DB LB LB LB DL DB OL OL DL LB OL LB OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR K TE WR WR WR WR TE DL K DL DL DL DL DL LB WR LB WR

Ht. 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-4 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-3 5-6 6-3 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-8 6-4 6-3 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-9 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-4 5-11 5-10

Wt. 220 185 205 220 210 195 205 235 200 195 200 215 185 205 200 215 205 185 200 190 208 200 225 210 205 165 185 215 200 185 280 175 240 265 245 230 285 220 280 280 285 280 285 295 295 300 300 260 285 170 195 165 225 205 200 200 190 245 275 180 250 240 250 300 280 175 185 195 185

Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. R-Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. R-Fr. Jr. So. So. R-Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. R-Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr.

Hometown/Previous School Union, SC / Univ. of South Carolina Woodruff, SC / Murray State Univ. Spartanburg, SC / Dorman HS Blackville, SC / Furman Univ. St. Helena Island, SC / Beaufort Duncan, SC / Byrnes Conway, SC / Conway Florence, SC / West Florence Columbia, SC / Middle Tenn. St. Univ. San Antonio, TX / Madison Sumter, SC / Spring Valley N. Augusta, SC / Dixie State Coll. Bonneau, SC / Timberland Bucksport, SC / Univ. of Oklahoma St. Helena Island, SC / Beaufort Duncan, SC / Byrnes Andrews, SC / Andrews Summerville, SC / Stratford Kershaw, SC / Andrew Jackson Greenville, SC / J.L. Mann Lexington, SC / Lexington Tucker, GA / Tucker Columbia, SC / Western Carolina Univ. Anderson, SC / Westside Charleston, SC / Military Magnet Acad. Scotia, SC / Estill Kershaw, SC / North Central Summerville, SC / Summerville Lancaster, SC / Buford Chesterfield, SC / Chesterfield Chester, SC / Chester Fort Mill, SC / Indian Land Gaffney, SC / Gaffney Dallas, NC / North Gaston Clinton, SC / Newberry Lexington, SC / Camden Military Acad. Pickens, SC / Pickens Easley, SC / Easley Columbia, SC / The Citadel North, SC / Swansea Easley, SC / Wren Charleston, SC / Garrett Tech Charleston, SC / Fort Dorchester Prosperity, SC / Mid-Carolina Johnston, SC / Strom Thurmond N. Charleston, SC / Ft. Dorchester Summerville, SC / Summerville Summerville, SC / Summerville Aiken, SC / Aiken Sumter, SC / Sumter Goose Creek, SC / Goose Creek Lancaster, SC / Buford Hickory, NC / Hickory Chesnee, SC / Chesnee Sumter, SC / Sumter Charleston, SC / Summerville Anderson, SC / Westside Irmo, SC / Irmo Rock Hill, SC / Rock Hill Barnwell, SC / Barnwell Boiling Springs, SC / Boiling Springs Clinton, SC / Clinton Florence, SC / Wilson Irmo, SC / East Mississippi CC Winnsboro, SC / Ridge View Rock Hill, SC / Rock Hill Pendleton, SC / Pendleton Bonneau, SC / Timberland Florence, SC / Kingstree

Russell Feaster OL Kelton Hall RB Chris Hames WR T’Rel Hamilton WR Demond Hammonds LB Alonzo Henry OL Parker Hite QB Dominique Jacobs DL David Johnson LB Derek Kelly OL Nathan Larck OL Dej’Jon Lee DB Taniel Massey QB Isaac Mazyck LB Rob Middleton QB Simpson Miller RB Rod Nabors FB Trey Nichols LB Ashton Ornelas OL Ben Parker DL Michael Rentz QB Deandre Richburg DL Kevin Sinkler DB Mitchell Skul OL Daniel Smith QB Joe Smith LB Brian Spencer CB Bret Story QB Apollo Stretch LB Josh Van Horn LB Latavious Williams DL Treginald Wilson QB S.J. Worrell FB

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6-5 5-11 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-5 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-8 5-9 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-4 6-1 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-11 5-11

290 195 185 185 205 300 175 235 185 275 270 185 185 225 180 195 230 201 265 265 185 225 185 260 195 205 170 200 265 215 245 180 225

R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. So. Jr. So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr.

Rock Hill, SC / South Pointe Kinards, SC / Clinton Blacksburg, SC / Blacksburg N. Charleston, SC / Fort Dorchester Ware Shoals, SC / Ware Shoals Marietta, GA / Wheeler Ninety Six, SC / Ninety Six Columbia, SC / Richland Northeast Elk Grove, CA / American River College Irmo, SC / Dutch Fork Elgin, SC / Lugoff-Elgin Lake City, SC / Louisburg Lancaster, SC / Lancaster Ridgeville, SC / Woodland Walhalla, SC / Walhalla Ruby, SC / Chesterfield Augusta, GA / Butler St. Helena Island, SC / Beaufort Greenville, SC / Wade Hampton Pelzer, SC / Woodmont Charleston, SC / James Island Moncks Corner, SC / Berkeley Sumter, SC / Sumter Duncan, SC / Byrnes N. Myrtle Beach, SC / N. Myrtle Beach Jonesville, SC / Union County Columbia, SC / Johnson C. Smith Univ, Cowpens, SC / USC Upstate Columbia, SC / Hutchinson CC Suwanee, GA / North Gwinnett Ware Shoals, SC / Ware Shoals Sumter, SC / Crestwood Madison, GA / Presbyterian College

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Newberry College 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING

GP Att

Net

Avg TD

Long Avg/G

l T.

7 10 7 9

485 480 136 131

5.2 5.1 3.6 6.9

30 64 29 47

Salley l G. Legree l B. Gantt l L. Ingram

94 94 38 19

PASSING

GP Effic

Att-Cmp-Int

E. McCollom l B. Gantt

10 130.19 75-132-9 7 114.68 42-72-2

2 3 1 3

69.3 48.0 19.4 14.6

Yds TD Lng Avg/G 1053 8 73 452 2 94

105.3 64.6

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

K. Tindal D. Pressley l D. Brown l B. Bostick l D. Smith

10 10 10 10 7

745 427 295 199 153

94 73 34 52 18

l

l

39 32 28 20 16

19.1 13.3 10.5 9.9 9.6

6 4 2 2 0

74.5 42.7 29.5 19.9 21.9

SCORING

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Saf Points

K. Tindal B. Blackmon l D. Pressley l L. Ingram l G. Legree l B. Bostick

8 0 4 3 3 3

l

l

0-0 8-12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 21-25 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 1 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PUNT RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

l A.

20

5.8

33

Patton

115

0

KICK RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

G. Legree l K. McIlwain l A. Moyd

11 8 6

206 199 168

18.7 0 24.9 0 28.0 0

32 41 61

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

45 40

15.0 0 20.0 0

34 40

l

l

K. McIlwain Moyd

l A.

3 2

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Sacks

W. Newell D. Smalls l RJ Reeder M. Grase R. McClain I. Johnson S. Good l R. Parker D. Harris D. Mills l K. McIlwain l L. Clark

91 60 44 42 41 40 37 36 34 30 29 28

2-16 1-0 1-8 2-13 1-5 3-13 6-37

l

– Returning Player

7.0-31 4.5-9 6.5-18 1.0-3 3.5-22 4.0-13 3.0-7 5.5-17 1.0-5 6.0-39

0 0 0 0 0 0

48 45 26 18 18 18

2008 Team Statistics NEW SCORING ................................................. 246 Points Per Game .......................... 24.6 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 174 Rushing ........................................ 75 Passing ......................................... 88 Penalty.......................................... 11 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 1459 Yards gained rushing .................... 1733 Yards lost rushing ......................... 274 Rushing Attempts ......................... 371 Average Per Rush ........................ 3.9 Average Per Game ....................... 145.9 TDs Rushing ................................. 15 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 1999 Att-Comp-Int ................................. 261-157-12 Average Per Pass......................... 7.7 Average Per Catch ....................... 12.7 Average Per Game ....................... 199.9 TDs Passing ................................. 14 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 3458 Total Plays .................................... 632 Average Per Play.......................... 5.5 Average Per Game ....................... 345.8 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 34-709 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 23-124 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 11-104 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 20.9 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 5.4 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 9.5 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 16-6 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 55-476 Average Per Game ....................... 47.6 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 51-1972 Average Per Punt ......................... 38.7 Net punt average .......................... 33.6 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 27:38 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 41/126 3rd-Down Pct ................................ 33% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 7/15 4th-Down Pct ................................ 47% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 24-157 MISC YARDS ........................................... 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 32 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 8-12 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-3 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 25-35 71% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 17-35 49% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 22-27 81% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 24480 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 6/4080 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Newberry 38 88 68 46 Opponents 56 35 41 51

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OPP 183 8.3 159 75 70 14 1663 1996 333 409 4.1 166.3 14 1627 258-128-11 6.3 12.7 162.7 10 3290 667 4.9 329.0 43-786 20-140 12-157 18.3 7.0 13.1 21-11 77-640 64.0 51-1746 34.2 31.4 32:08 46/146 32% 10/29 34% 21-113 0 25 3-7 0-1 13-23 57% 11-23 48% 22-25 88% 15628 4/3907 OT Total 6 - 246 0 - 183

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Tusculum Pioneers Head Coach Frankie DeBusk The winningest football coach in school history, Frankie DeBusk is entering his 12th season at Tusculum College in 2009. Since taking over the TC football program, he has built the Pioneers into a year in and year out contender in NCAA Frankie DeBusk Division II, resulting in Year by year eight winning seasons in the last nine years. He is Year School Rec. serving the dual role as 2008 Tusculum 9-4 2007 Tusculum 6-5 athletic director at Tus2006 Tusculum 6-5 culum, a position he as- 2005 Tusculum 3-7 sumed in August 2007. 2004 Tusculum 6-4 Over the past nine 2003 Tusculum 9-2 seasons, TC has post- 2002 Tusculum 7-4 ed a 61-37 mark includ- 2001 Tusculum 8-2 2000 Tusculum 7-4 ing a 9-4 tally sheet in 1999 Tusculum 2-9 2008, while claiming 1998 Tusculum 5-6 the program’s second Total 68-52 South Atlantic Conference Championship and earning the school’s first berth to the NCAA II Football Playoffs. DeBusk mentored five All-Americans on the 2008 squad, including the program’s most prolific quarterback in Corey Russell. For his efforts, DeBusk was named the SAC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. He was later named the AFCA Super Region 2 Coach of the Year. In 1998, the energetic DeBusk took over a program that won only three games in its two previous seasons, becoming the third gridiron skipper since the program’s reinstatement in 1991. DeBusk came to the Greeneville campus after five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Chattanooga. DeBusk, a 1991 Furman University graduate, established 11 school records at quarterback for the Paladins, while compiling an impressive 31-6 record. In 1998, DeBusk was inducted into the Furman Athletic Hall of Fame. Following graduation, DeBusk served on the coaching staffs at Furman and Chattanooga. Frankie DeBusk is married to the former Jennifer Coffey of Bristol, Tenn. and they have one son, Ty.

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2009 SCHEDULE

ALL-STAR CANDIDATE

DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug. 29 at University of Charleston 1 p.m. ............. 1-1 Sept. 12 at Elizabeth City St ............6 p.m. ............. 1-0 Sept. 19 at Urbana........................... Noon. ............. 1-0 Sept. 24 WINGATE .....................8:05 p.m. ............. 5-8 Oct. 3 LENOIR-RHYNE ...............7 p.m. ............. 9-3 Oct. 10 at BREVARD .....................6 p.m. ............. 5-1 Oct. 17 CATAWBA .........................2 p.m. ............. 4-9 Oct. 24 at NEWBERRY ..................7 p.m. ............. 7-4 Oct. 31 MARS HILL...................2:30 p.m. ........15-8-2 Nov. 7 at CARSON-NEWMAN .....1 p.m. ......10-26-2 SAC games in ALL CAPS

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2008 RESULTS Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Oct 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 1 Nov 8 Nov 15 Nov 22

Charleston (W.VA.) at Gardner-Webb Elizabeth City St. Urbana at WINGATE at LENOIR-RHYNE BREVARD at CATAWBA NEWBERRY at MARS HILL CARSON-NEWMAN Albany St. (GA.) # at Delta State #

W, 40-0 L, 12-31 W, 32-30 W, 21-0 L, 33-37 W, 48-19 W, 55-42 L, 35-37 W, 45-33 W, 33-28 W, 45-44 W, 34-22 L, 19-27

# NCAA II Playoffs SAC games in ALL CAPS

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Rec. 9-4 6-5 6-5 3-7 6-4 9-2 7-4

2001 8-2 2000 7-4 1999 2-9 1998 5-6 Total 68-52 * * Record as a SAC member only

QUICK FACTS Stadium ...................................................Pioneer Field Capacity ..............................................................3,500 2008 Record ............................................................9-4 2008 SAC Record/Finish ............................. 5-2 (T-1st) Basic Offense ................................................... Spread Basic Defense .......................................... 8-Man Front Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..............................50/26 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) .....................8/4/5 Head Coach ....................................... Frankie DeBusk Alma Mater ............................................ Furman, 1991 Record at School (years)................... 68-52 (11 Years) Career Record .................................................... Same Best Time To Reach ...................... Weekday mornings Office Number ....................................... 423-636-7302 Assistant Coaches (Position) Marc Kolb ................. Assoc. HC / Off. Coord./QB/WR Pete Golding........................................ Def. Coord./DB Kevin Weston .....................Asst. HC / Defensive Line Caleb Slover .........................................Running Backs Karl Scott ................................................. Linebackers Kent Kinkade ........................................Offensive Line SID ........................................................ Dom Donnelly Office Phone.......................................... 423-636-7326 Mobile Phone ........................................ 423-341-0091 Office Fax .............................................. 423-636-7370 Press Box Phone................................... 423-636-7344 E-mail Address .................... ddonnelly@tusculum.edu Internet Address .............. www.tusculumpioneers.com SID Mailing Address ..............................P.O. Box 5054 ........................................................ Tusculum College .................................................Greeneville, TN 37743

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Tusculum Pioneers The Tusculum College Pioneers are coming off one of its most memorable gridiron campaigns in school history. The Pioneers posted a 9-4 campaign, captured its second South Atlantic Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the first time ever. What will the Pioneers do for an encore? Tusculum returns 17 starters from last year’s squad, including eight on offense, consisting of the entire receiving corps that accounted for the seventh-best passing attack in the nation (321.5 ypg). The defense brings back five starters, but the top five tacklers were lost due to graduation. The special teams will be veteran-laden, including all return specialists and both the punter and placekicker. Head coach Frankie DeBusk is entering his 12th season at the helm of the Tusculum program. DeBusk, the 2008 SAC and American Football Coaches Association’s Region Coach of the Year, had guided the Pioneers to winning campaigns in eight of the last nine years, including last season’s squad that finished ranked No. 16 in the country, the best finish in school history. The biggest question heading into fall is who will replace SAC and Region Offensive Player of the Year Corey Russell at quarterback? Russell, a consensus All-American, established 15 Tusculum records this past season, including a pair of NCAA II bests. He recorded 300 or more total offensive yards on 11 occasions, which were the best in DII history. The All-SAC First Team signal caller established league single-season records in total offensive yards (4907), passing yards (4097) and touchdown passes (37). Junior college transfer Collin Wigely was the top signal-caller coming out of spring drills. Wigely passed for 812 yards and seven touchdowns in only four games last season at Mount San Jacinto College. In 2007, he earned All-Conference honors as he passed for 1,377 yards and six touchdowns, while also rushing for 532 yards and a TD. Senior quarterback Altorien Reed had a solid spring camp, culminated with a pair of TD tosses in the spring game. The Pioneers bring in a talented group of newcomers at the quarterback position, highlighted by Cincinnati, Ohio product Bo Cordell. Cordell was the No. 5 ranked quarterback in

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the State of Ohio (Rivals.com) as he passed for 8,271 yards and 84 touchdowns during his prep career, both statistics fourth all-time in state history. Leading the receiving corps is a pair of AllAmericans in receiver Ryan Tallent and tight end Jarrell NeSmith. Tallent established a pair of school records in 2008 with 92 receptions, including nine touchdowns. He also posted 989 receiving yards on the year, which is the second most in school history. The two-time All-SAC standout has led the league in receptions the last two years. NeSmith finished second on the team and in the league with 67 receptions last year. NeSmith was also recognized for his off the field success as he was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® College Division Third Team and was the 2008-09 recipient of the prestigious SAC Presidents’ Award. Also back in the receiving corps is senior Nate Binder, who led the league in receiving yards per game (78.7 ypg). He made 49 catches for 944 yards and a school-record nine TD, while also gaining a spot on the All-SAC Second Team. Junior Calvin Britt is back, recording 703 receiving yards on just 28 catches, including seven TD. Last year, Britt established a TC-best 25.1 yards per reception. In the offensive backfield, All-SAC running back Marcus Foster missed the final three regular season games due to injury, before returning for the Pioneers’ NCAA Playoff run. Foster finished second on the team behind Russell in rushing as he ran for 368 yards on 88 carries

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(4.2 ypc), including four touchdowns. The offensive line will be young, but returns three starters including Hannibal Ruiz, Josh Stone and Pat Aiken. Also back in the trenches are Cody Kennedy, Steven Leonard, Dustin Moorehead, Brandon Priest and Casey Sivert. On defense, the Pioneers return five starters, including All-American linebacker Justin Scott, who led the SAC with 113 tackles and a school single-season record 22 tackles for loss. Two-thirds of a very strong defensive front is back in Brandon Kelley and Futua Mua. Kelley is the team’s top returning tackler with 63 tackles, including 11 for loss and five sacks. Kelley also posted eight quarterback hurries, recovered and forced two fumbles and blocked three kicks, including the game-tying extra point in the final moments of TC’s 45-44 win over Carson-Newman to clinch a share of the SAC title and a NCAA Playoff berth. Mua tallied 20 tackles, including two stops behind the line of scrimmage. The linebacker position will be anchored by a youthful group, including: Sam Broadwater, Mason Fowler, Jeremy Jones, Zach Norman and Orlando Price. Javon Forsett and Antonio Johnson return to the defensive backfield. Forsett made a dozen starts last year as he finished with 54 tackles, including 13 for loss and five sacks. Johnson played in a dozen games where he made 52 tackles, including six for loss. Sophomore Allen Thomas is slated to be back. Thomas started the first eight games of the year, before being injured against Catawba and missing the rest of the season. He accounted for 27 tackles, five pass defenses and recovered a fumble. The Pioneers will have another DI transfer in Derrick Belton. Belton will be playing in his first and only Tusculum campaign after playing previously at Southern Illinois. Senior punter John Gregory highlights a very strong nucleus on special teams. Gregory finished third in the nation in punting average booting 43.52 yards per kick, which also established a new school single season record that lasted since 1941. Junior placekicker Gareth Rowlands is also slated to return after leading the team and the league in scoring with is 78 points. - Dom Donnelly Tusculum Sports Information Director

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Name Gareth Rowlands Collin Wigely Michael Rodriguez Javon Forsett Ryan Tallent Allen Thomas Altorien Reed Antonio Johnson Derrick Belton Rashaun Harris Jarrell NeSmith Rashaad Carter John Gregory Terrence Smith Chris Young Justin Arrington Deonte’ Gist Orlando Price Cameron Hamler Marcus Foster Fred Jones Kent Aigbe TJ Jones Marcus Jackson Sam Broadwater Darrion Ashby Marcus Carroll Ben Sneyd Jamar Ferguson Mason Fowler David Little Brandon Luster Ashden Lynch Rayvin Smith Lyall Harrison Andrade Olliver Miles Washington DeAngelo Paschal Christian Harrison Jeremy Jones Zach Norman Pat Aiken Hannibal Ruiz Brandon Priest Eric Jefferson Casey Sivert Steven Leonard Israel Pickens Adam Cox Josh Stone Cody Kennedy Dustin Moorehead Nate Binder Tyler Clendenen Calvin Britt Jermaine Jennings Jonathan Lyons Brandon Kelley Jason Muehling Fetua Mua Todd Hollingsworth Fred Walker Hunter Adams Jon Adger Brian Alexander Devan Allen Keenan Bell Dylan Bishop Matthew Blaylock

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Pos PK QB WR DB WR DB QB DB DB DB TE WR P DL WR DB WR LB DB RB RB DB DB DB LB DB RB RB RB LB DL LB DB DB DB LB LB DB DB LB LB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR DL WR DL DL DL DL DL DB LB LB LB OL OL LB

Ht. 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-6 5-10 5-9 5-9 6-2 6-0 5-6 5-7 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-3 6-1 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-6 6-4 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-1 6-1

Wt. 195 205 185 190 200 170 175 190 180 185 225 205 210 220 180 170 160 200 190 175 180 180 175 185 195 185 200 175 235 215 265 230 175 185 205 225 225 170 175 230 220 300 300 285 300 270 265 285 285 320 240 285 190 170 195 260 180 265 275 305 250 290 190 205 215 195 275 265 205

Yr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. So. So. So. So. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. So. RFr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. RFr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. RFr. Jr. So. So. So. Sr. RFr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. RFr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School Wales, Great Britain/Kings Academy Newport Beach, CA/Mt. San Jacinto Col Columbia, SC/Hargrave Military Ac. Cedar Hill, TX/Butte JC Maryville, TN/Maryville Atlanta, GA/McNair Darien, GA/McIntosh Academy Olive Branch, MS/Rhode Island Gretna, LA/Southern Illinois Univ. Gaffney, SC/Gaffney Russellville, AL/Russellville Stone Mountain, GA/Stephenson Ooltewah, TN/Ooltewah Riverdale, GA/North Clayton Ringgold, GA/Ringgold Union City, GA/Creekside Wellford, SC/James F. Byrnes Columbia, SC/Airport Antioch, TN/Antioch Siloam, GA/Greene County Appling, GA/Greenbrier Antioch, TN/Antioch Duncan, SC/James F. Byrnes North Augusta, SC/North Augusta North Augusta, SC/Strom Thurmond Compton, CA/La Harbor JC Greenwood, SC/Greenwood Erwin, TN/Unicoi County Jasper, SC/Jasper County Dacula, GA/Dacula Miami, FL/American River JC Miami, FL/Butte JC Hephzibah, GA/Cross Creek Los Angeles, CA/W. Los Angeles JC Durban, South Africa/Scottsdale CC Kenly, NC/St. Augustine’s College Concord, CA/Diablo Valley JC Atlanta, GA/McNair Greensboro, GA/Greene County Marietta, GA/Osborne Greenwood, SC/Greenwood Greenwood, SC/Greenwood Atlanta, GA/Creekside Loganville, GA/Grayson Atlanta, GA/McNair Rogersville, TN/Cherokee Dalton, GA/Northwest Whitfield Piedmont, SC/Woodmont Downing, CA/Cerritos CC Smithville, TN/DeKalb County Douglas, GA/Coffee County Elora, TN/Lincoln County Maidstone, Ontario, Canada/Missouri S&T Maryville, TN/Maryville Augusta, GA/Laney Duncan, SC/James F. Byrnes Hampton, TN/Hampton LaGrange, GA/LaGrange Calhoun, GA/Calhoun Concord, CA/Diablo Valley JC Maryville, TN/Maryville Danville, CA/Diablo Valley JC Middlesboro, KY/Middlesboro Anderson, SC/Westside Union Point, GA/Greene County Dandridge, TN/Jefferson County Union City, GA/Creekside Greer, SC/James F. Byrnes Canton, GA/Cherokee

Trevoris Bogan DB Russell Bonner DB Chris Brown DB Dee Brown DB John Bryant LB Kevin Burke WR Chad Coleman LB Anthony Cook DB Bo Cordell QB Mike Curtin TE Bradley Davenport QB David Davis OL Skylar DeJusus DB Dustin Dudley OL Chip Dunn DB Marcel Durham RB Bryan Fennell DB Ty Fields LB Shane Frank WR Parker Freeman P/K Blayne Gilmer QB Zellburge Gleaves WR Luke Harris DB Daniel Herberth WR Michael Herring OL Brandon Howard LB Barry Huffhines OL Chris James WR Reggie Juin RB Jessy Kraus LB Courtney Lindsey DB Deonte Lindsey WR Chris Lowe OL Bobby Martin, III LB Matt McClellan LB Thomas McVey RB Nick Mearse OL Josh Mount OL Harrison Oxendine, III LB Michael Phillips LB Austin Phipps LB Jonathan Pippen LB Jerry Prewitt DB Jacob Rhine OL Nathan Riddle OL Matthew Roberts DL Andy Rosetti P/K Thomas Shuler RB Torrey Slaven QB Quinten Talley DL Mitchell Taylor WR Fredrez Terrell LB Skylar West SPEC Nate Wood DL Todd Worley LB Nick Yazzie DB Mark Young QB

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5-9 6-1 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4 5-11 6-3 5-7 5-8 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-7 5-11 6-5 6-2 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-9 6-4 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-9 6-5 6-6 6-3 5-11 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3

175 185 195 205 195 190 225 175 205 245 195 265 190 250 165 175 160 210 185 175 175 180 190 185 290 205 305 200 160 185 170 175 290 195 205 175 270 270 200 220 225 210 175 330 295 215 175 185 175 220 160 210 190 245 220 185 215

Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Knoxville, TN/Farragut Tyrone, GA/Sandy Creek Marietta, GA/Kell Inglewood, CA/College of the Desert St. Petersburg, FL/St. Petersburg Stockbridge, GA/Stockbridge Andersonville, TN/Anderson County Knoxville, TN/West Cincinnati, OH/Indian Hill Simpsonville, SC/J.L. Mann Fall Branch, TN/Sullivan South McEwen, TN/The Ensworth School Johnson City, TN/Science Hill Sewanee, TN/Franklin County Murfreesboro, TN/Middle Tennessee Christian Clearwater, FL/Largo Lithonia, GA/Martin Luther King, Jr. Baxter, TN/Upperman Dandridge, TN/Jefferson County Harriman, TN/Harriman Gainesville, GA/North Hall Antioch, TN/Antioch Floyd, VA/Floyd County Bonifay, FL/Holmes County Greer, SC/Riverside Cookeville, TN/Stone Memorial Newport, TN/Cocke County Newport, TN/Cocke County Conyers, GA/Heritage White Pine, TN/Jefferson County Cleveland, TN/Bradley Central Cleveland, TN/Bradley Central Morristown, TN/East Jacksonville, NC/White Oak Blountville, TN/Tennessee Johnson City, TN/Happy Valley Elora, TN/Lincoln County Port Orange, FL/Port Orange Columbia, SC/Richland Northeast Dayton, OH/Carlbrook Roane Mountain, TN/Cloudland Stockbridge, GA/Eagles Landing Alamo, TN/Crockett County Knoxville, TN/Central Canton, GA/Creekview Rockwood, TN/Rockwood Kenneth City, FL/St. Petersburg Maryville, TN/Maryville Winfield, TN/Oneida South Pittsburg, TN/South Pittsburg Kodak, TN/Grace Christian Ac. Greensboro, GA/Greene County Oneida, TN/Oneida Clemmons, NC/West Forsyth Hixson, TN/Hixson Hendersonville, TN/Hendersonville Maryville, TN/Maryville


Tusculum Pioneers 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING

GP Att

Net

Avg TD

Long Avg/G

Corey Russell l Marcus Foster l Jamar Ferguson Brian Marshall

13 10 7 9

810 368 160 128

4.8 4.2 4.3 4.6

53 22 16 19

PASSING

169 88 37 28

GP Effic

Att-Cmp-Int

12 4 4 0

62.3 36.8 22.9 14.2

Yds TD Lng Avg/G

Corey Russell 13 146.39 301-505-14 Brandon Behenna 4 75.81 8-17-1

4097 37 73 82 0 26

315.2 20.5

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

Ryan Tallent Jarrell NeSmith l Nate Binder l Calvin Britt l Rashaad Carter

13 13 12 12 10

989 635 944 703 358

44 41 67 73 64

l

l

SCORING

10.8 9.5 19.3 25.1 14.9

9 7 9 7 3

Gareth Rowlands 0 Corey Russell 12 l Nate Binder 9 l Ryan Tallent 9 l Jarrell NeSmith 7 l Calvin Britt 7 PUNT RETURNS Ryan Tallent

9-18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

51-61 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

9

8.1

20

73

0

KICK RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

Ryan Tallent Marcus Foster l Deonte’ Gist

13 11 8

297 287 141

22.8 0 26.1 0 17.6 0

66 45 43

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

Jeremy Thompson Tagon Richard l TJ Jones

23 25 0

11.5 0 12.5 0 0.0 0

23 23 0

l

l

2 2 2

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Sacks

Justin Scott J. Littlejohn Tagon Richard Antrez McDaniel l Brandon Kelley Jeremy Thompson l Javon Forsett l Antonio Johnson Kevin Funches Rynel Butler Randy Williams

113 105 81 72 63 56 54 52 49 48 46

5-44 4-10 3-17 1-2 5-25 5-25 3-14 3-17

l

76.1 48.8 78.7 58.6 35.8

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Saf Points

l

l

92 67 49 28 24

– Returning Player

19.5-85 6.0-16 4.5-21 5.0-12 10.0-40 1.5-4 10.0-39 3.5-25 7.0-22 3.0-18

0 0 0 0 0 0

78 72 54 54 42 42

2008 Team Statistics TC SCORING ................................................. 452 Points Per Game .......................... 34.8 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 298 Rushing ........................................ 92 Passing ......................................... 176 Penalty.......................................... 30 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 1609 Yards gained rushing .................... 1974 Yards lost rushing ......................... 365 Rushing Attempts ......................... 394 Average Per Rush ........................ 4.1 Average Per Game ....................... 123.8 TDs Rushing ................................. 23 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 4179 Att-Comp-Int ................................. 523-309-15 Average Per Pass......................... 8.0 Average Per Catch ....................... 13.5 Average Per Game ....................... 321.5 TDs Passing ................................. 37 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 5788 Total Plays .................................... 917 Average Per Play.......................... 6.3 Average Per Game ....................... 445.2 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 48-891 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 11-92 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 10-65 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 18.6 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 8.4 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 6.5 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 21-14 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 100-861 Average Per Game ....................... 66.2 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 52-2220 Average Per Punt ......................... 42.7 Net punt average .......................... 35.3 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 27:07 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 74/172 3rd-Down Pct ................................ 43% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 6/15 4th-Down Pct ................................ 40% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 32-193 MISC YARDS ........................................... 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 62 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 9-18 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 47-61 77% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 39-61 64% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 51-61 84% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 15115 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 7/2159 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tusculum 145 120 105 82 Opponents 57 94 106 93

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OPP 350 26.9 268 119 121 28 2398 2794 396 573 4.2 184.5 28 2685 366-204-10 7.3 13.2 206.5 20 5083 939 5.4 391.0 62-1492 22-305 15-136 24.1 13.9 9.1 36-19 87-743 57.2 66-2251 34.1 31.2 32:53 75/188 40% 10/26 38% 39-204 25 48 8-13 2-7 37-47 79% 29-47 62% 36-44 82% 26660 6/4443 Total - 452 - 350

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Wingate Bulldogs ALL-STAR CANDIDATE

Head Coach Joe Reich Wingate University head football coach Joe Reich is the all-time winningest football coach in the school’s senior college history. In eight Bulldog seasons, Reich has posted a 50-37 overall record. Reich is only the fourth head coach in school Joe Reich history. Wingate’s 2009 Year by year senior class equaled a school record, as Year School Rec. the group matched the 2008 Wingate 8-3 2007 Wingate 7-4 class of 2008 with 28 2006 Wingate 8-3 career wins. The 2008 2005 Wingate 5-5 Bulldogs earned an 8-3 2004 Wingate 8-3 overall and a 5-3 SAC 2003 Wingate 5-6 ledger. Wingate was 2002 Wingate 5-6 ranked in the top 25 of 2001 Wingate 4-7 Total 50-37 the NCAA Division II for seven separate weeks last year, charting as high as number 15 in the AFCA poll. Wingate finished the 2007 season 7-4 overall and 2-4 in the SAC. The Bulldogs were ranked in the top 25 of the NCAA Division II for five separate weeks. Wingate reached number 18 in the AFCA poll. When Reich and his staff arrived in 2000, the team had completed a 1-10 season under the previous regime. The Bulldogs compiled an 8-3 overall record in both 2004 and 2006. Reich was named SAC Coach of the Year in 2004. The 45-year-old Reich spent eight years as an assistant coach at the University of Buffalo. Prior to Buffalo, he was an assistant coach at his alma mater Gettysburg College and a graduate assistant coach at Georgia Tech under Bobby Ross. Reich was the defensive coordinator, punt block and return unit coach at Buffalo during Buffalo’s transition from Division I-AA to Division I. His Buffalo defense recorded the school’s first shutout in 10 years during the 1999 season. Reich played offensive line at Gettysburg from 1984-87, earning a B.A. degree in Mathematics in 1987. Reich and his wife Deirdre have a son (Shane) and two daughters (Colleen and Lindsey).

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2009 SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT TIME SERIES Aug 29 West Georgia ...............1:30 p.m. ............. 0-0 Sept 5 North Greenville ...........1:30 p.m. ............. 6-0 Sept 12 at UNC Pembroke .............2 p.m. ............. 2-0 Sept 24 at TUSCULUM .............8:05 p.m. ............. 8-5 Oct 3 BREVARD ....................1:30 p.m. ............. 2-0 Oct 10 at LENOIR-RHYNE ...........2 p.m. ........... 8-15 Oct 17 NEWBERRY .................1:30 p.m. ........... 10-9 Oct 24 at CATAWBA ................1:30 p.m. ........... 6-15 Oct 31 CARSON-NEWMAN ....1:30 p.m. ........... 1-20 Nov 7 at MARS HILL...............1:30 p.m. ......... 10-13 SAC games in ALL CAPS

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2008 RESULTS Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Oct 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 1 Nov 8

at Saint Paul’s (Va.) W, 34-10 at North Greenville W, 35-31 UNC Pembroke W, 23-16 Elizabeth City State W, 15-7 TUSCULUM W, 37-33 at BREVARD W, 44-13 LENOIR-RHYNE W, 35-27 at NEWBERRY L, 21-32 CATAWBA W, 34-24 at CARSON-NEWMAN L, 33-35 MARS HILL L, 42-45

SAC games in ALL CAPS

ALL-TIME RECORDS Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Rec. 8-3 7-4 8-3 5-5 8-3 5-6 5-6 4-7 1-10 3-8 5-6

1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 Total

8-3 4-6 4-7 3-7 6-5 1-9 6-4 6-4 5-5 102-111

QUICK FACTS Stadium .......................................... Irwin Belk Stadium Capacity ..............................................................3,500 2008 Record ............................................................8-3 2008 SAC Record/Finish ............................. 4-3 (T-4th) Basic Offense .................................................. Multiple Basic Defense ................................................. Multiple Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..............................61/19 Starters Returning (Off./Def./Spec.) ...................6/10/1 Head Coach .................................................Joe Reich Alma Mater ....................................... Gettysburg, 1987 Record at School (years)..................... 50-37 (8 Years) Career Record .................................................... Same Best Time To Reach ...................... Weekday mornings Office Number ....................................... 704-233-8197 Assistant Coaches (Position) Mike Long ..................................Offensive Coordinator Bobby James............................ Defensive Coordinator Robert Brown .........Passing Game Coord./Academics Tony Tofanelli ........................................ Defensive Line Eric Mele ..................... Special Teams/Running Backs Greg Keziah ..........................................Offensive Line Jordan Softcheck.................................Wide Receivers Mike Pope .............................................Offensive Line Tee Overman ............................................ Linebackers Johnny Edwards ................................ Defensive Backs Kirk Woodall ......................................... Defensive Line Shawn Barrett................ Strength & Conditioning Asst. SID .................................................... David Sherwood Office Phone.......................................... 704-233-8186 Home Phone ......................................... 704-233-5390 Office Fax .............................................. 704-233-8169 Press Box Phone........704-233-8289 or 704-507-0056 E-mail Address ...................... dsherwod@wingate.edu Internet Address .................www.wingatebulldogs.com SID Mailing Address ................ Campus Box 3051 WU ..................................................... Wingate, NC 28174

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Wingate Bulldogs The Wingate University football team enters the 2009 season with high hopes. Ten 2008 starters return on defense, giving the Bulldogs one of the most experienced units in the Southeast Region. Running back Nelson Woods also returns, as his resume includes back-to-back 1000-yard seasons and numerous SAC honors. Woods rushed a league-leading 248 times for 1238 yards in 2008. He scored nine touchdowns. Vince Jordan returns after a solid first season with the Bulldogs. Jordan will spell Woods at tailback. Jordan is one of the top special team performers on the Wingate roster. When the Bulldogs utilize a fullback, Ed Trussell can step in; he may also see time at tight end. Bulldog head coach Joe Reich feels offensive tackle Ben Benshoof is one of the top performers in the South Atlantic Conference. Mike Arndt (tackle) and Andrew Garner (center) are also returning starters, giving the Bulldogs an experienced core. Benshoof was an All-SAC performer last year. Wingate will miss long-time O-Line starters Cam LeGrand (three-time Academic All-District III honoree) and Shelton Nelson, so Reich will look for players to step up to fill important roles. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Haffly will have big shoes to fill, as he has the edge to replace senior signal-caller JD Moore. Haffly completed 10-of-11 passes for two touchdowns in a limited role last season. Reich believes Haffly knows the system and is ready to make the next move. James Hall will see time at quarterback as well. Offensive coordinator Mike Long orchestrated the top passing offense in the league last season, so expectations are high. Haffly will not lack for quality targets, as three of Wingate’s top five receivers return for the 2009 campaign. ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® candidate Ryan Webber is one of the top returning tight ends in the nation. In 2008, Webber caught 26 passes for 408 yards and six touchdowns. Reich looks for wide receivers Delric Ellington, Philip Thomas, Antonio Cotton and Marquise Allen to have break-out seasons in 2009. Ellington is Wingate’s top returning pass catcher, as he snagged 36 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns during the 2008

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season. Thomas (18 catches in 2008) and Cotton (seven catches in 2008) will look to play expanded roles in Wingate’s wide-open offense. Perry Floyd was one of Wingate’s top performers in the spring; Floyd hopes to make an impact on the Bulldog receiving corps in 2009. Sean Jones and Ivan Raymond should contribute as well. Reich believes Wingate’s defense has the potential to be one of the top units in the Southeast. Five defensive ends return with significant experience. Two transfers will battle for time as well. The veterans include Jon Garcia, Mico Drew, Hamilton Bradley, Jon McKinney and Matt LeMond. Garcia recorded three sacks in 2008, tops among Wingate’s returning defensive ends. At defensive tackle, Cody Cole and Josh Yon enter fall practice as the starters. Joseph Pignataro, Josh Patch, Tripp Smith and Lamont Floyd return with much experience, giving Reich many options in the interior line. Defensive coordinator Bobby James can move a defensive end to an interior position, if needed. Reich feels a key for the Bulldogs is

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finding the right combination on the defensive line. Linebacker is a strong suit for the Bulldogs. 2008 team MVP Greg Harmon is back, leading a talented crew. Harmon had 96 tackles and eight tackles for losses in 2008. Teammate Ben Hinson led the SAC with 105 tackles last season. Aaron Plyler returns after missing 2008 with an injury. Clayton Hazeltine was one of the top stories in the SAC last season. He spent the first few days of Wingate’s fall practice as a true freshman safety. The Bulldog coaching staff moved him to linebacker and he developed into a starter for the team. Richie Kazazian, Ed Doughty and Shane Outen bring much experience to the linebacker corps as well. Doughty could see time at safety for the Bulldogs. Wingate was the number two passing defense in the SAC last season. If the Bulldogs reach these lofty heights again, All-SAC safety Tylan Merkerson will be a huge factor. Merkerson posted a team-best four interceptions in 2008. Travis Baker, Robert Fletcher and Derrick Jackson will battle for the other starting safety spot. Three individuals with starting experience return at cornerback: Brandon Lawson, Luis Alvarez and Terrence Stephens. In 2008, Stephens was sixth on the Bulldog charts with 48 tackles. He recorded a team-high 10 pass break-ups. Lawson and Alvarez will provide senior leadership in the secondary. Tyrone Scott, Justin Squirewell and Nelson Hicks will look to make a statement at cornerback before the 2009 season concludes. Special teams are a big part of Wingate’s schemes. Long snapper Kyle Davis is one of the best in the Southeast. Jacob Hardy and R.P. Lopez will battle for place-kicking duties. Transfer place-kicker Andrew Crutchfield will also play a role in Wingate’s future plans. Hardy is also in the mix at punter with Phillip Hilliard. The Bulldogs open the 2009 season with first-time opponent West Georgia on August 29. Game time at Wingate’s Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field is slated for 1:30 p.m. - David Sherwood Wingate Sports Information Director

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Wingate Bulldogs No. 1 2 4 6 7 8 9 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 23 24 28 30 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 58 60 61 63 67 68 69 71 73 74 75 76 79 81 82 83 84 86 87 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97

Name Pos Ed Doughty LB Justin Squirewell DB Cody Haffly QB Antonio Cotton WR Tyrone Scott DB Nelson Woods RB Jules Burkett TE Marquise Allen WR Thomas Reese QB Tylan Merkerson DB James Hall QB Brandon Lawson DB Philip Thomas WR Derrick Jackson DB Nelson Hicks DB Lincoln Rhoden RB Blake Holmes LB Clayton Hazeltine LB Terrence Stephens DB Perry Floyd WR Vince Jordan RB Greg Harmon LB Travis Baker DB Ed Trussell FB Phillip Hilliard P Jared Seate LB Aaron Plyler LB Luis Alvarez DB Morris Gatewood LB Richie Kazazian LB Ryan Webber TE Shane Outen LB Hamilton Bradley DL Jake Hardy PK/P Kyle Davis LS Jeremiah Covington DL Josh Pettiford DL Wes Mander LB Ben Hinson LB Ernest Bridges DL Andrew Garner OL Cody Cole DL Mike Arndt OL Austin Lowe OL Kenny Safrit OL Karston Grant OL Casey Augustine OL Casey Cogdill OL Garrett Mills OL Ben Benshoof OL Joseph So OL Tripp Smith DL Jacob Lowder OL Ivan Raymond WR Brandon Holt WR Delric Ellington WR Sean Jones WR James Mezzanotte TE Jon McKinney DE Ryne Harrell TE Ethan Goins DL Jon Garcia DL Mico Drew DL Josh Yon DL Lamont Floyd DL Josh Patch DL Joseph Pignataro DL Justin Davis DL

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Ht. 6-2 5-9 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-8 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-4 5-8 6-0 6-2 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-10 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-6 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-5 5-9 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-6

Wt. 215 180 225 166 185 190 210 195 195 220 205 165 180 190 165 185 210 210 195 165 205 220 190 240 210 215 240 185 220 205 225 240 265 160 200 230 240 220 225 270 260 260 295 265 280 255 310 270 270 310 265 330 285 198 170 215 175 235 260 240 280 250 275 255 280 275 300 256

Yr. RJr. RJr. RSo. RSr. RSo. RJr. RSr. Jr. RSo. Sr. Sr. RSr. RJr. RSo. RSo. RFr. RJr. So. RJr. RJr. So. RSr. RSo. RSo. Sr. RFr. RSr. Sr. RSo. So. Sr. So. Jr. So. RSr. RSo. RFr. RJr. Jr. RFr. RJr. Jr. RSo. RSo. RSr. RSo. RFr. RJr. RFr. RSr. RFr. RSr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RJr. RSo. RSo. RSr. RSr. RFr. Sr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RFr. RSr. So.

Hometown/Previous School Jacksonville, FL / Orange Park Decatur, GA / Southwest Dekalb Locust Grove, GA / Luella Tampa, FL / Robinson Jacksonville, NC / White Oak Charlotte, NC / Lawndale Burns Columbia, SC / Irmo Monroe, NC / Porter Ridge Mars Hill, N.C. / C.A. Erwin Oxford, NC / The Asheville School Concord, NC / Jay M. Robinson Kernersville, NC / East Forsyth St. Pauls, NC / Milton Hershey, Pa. Fayetteville, NC / South View Charlotte, NC / Phillip O. Berry Houston, TX / Yates Irmo, SC / Irmo Nokomis, FL / Cardinal Mooney Queen Creek, AZ / Lighthouse Christian Gastonia, NC / Forestview Mt. Gilead, NC / West Montgomery Hope Mills, NC / South View Manning, SC / Manning Lexington, SC / Lexington Salisbury, NC / Salisbury Charlotte, NC / Olympic Monroe, NC / Piedmont Lake Wales, FL / Frostproof Morven, NC / Anson Apex, NC / Apex Concord, NC / Jay M. Robinson Stallings, NC / Sun Valley Gastonia, NC / Ashbrook Ortonville, MI / Brandon Peachland, NC / Anson Marshville, NC / Forest Hills Hillsborough, NC / Orange Thorofare, NJ / West Deptford Monroe, NC / Piedmont Albemarle, NC / West Stanly Sharpsburg, GA / Northgate Venice, FL / Cardinal Mooney Matthews, NC / Weddington Salisbury, NC / West Rowan Elkton, MD / Elkton Charlotte, NC / Independence Boone, NC / Watauga Kings Mountain, NC / Kings Mountain Monroe, NC / Forest Hills Huntersville, NC / North Mecklenburg Salisbury, NC / Salisbury Shelby, NC / Crest Weddington, NC / Weddington Easley, SC / Easley Norwood, NC / South Stanly Charlotte, NC / Vance Hendersonville, NC / West Henderson Madison, CT / Daniel Hand Hephzibah, GA / Richmond Academy Winterville, NC / D.H. Conley Sherrills Ford, NC / Bandys Orange Park, FL / Orange Park Highland Springs, VA / Highland Springs Kings Mountain, NC / Kings Mountain Charlotte, NC / South Mecklenburg Salisbury, NC / East Rowan Whitestone, NY / St. Francis Prep Greenville, SC / Berea

98 99

Matt LeMond RP Lopez Marcus Davis

DL PK RB

6-2 6-1 5-9

240 220 193

Sr. RJr. Sr.

Alta Loma, CA / Rancho Cucamonga Lakeland, FL / Lakeland Albemarle, NC / Albemarle

Ben Hinson

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Wingate Bulldogs 2008 Individual Statistics RUSHING

GP Att

Net

Nelson Woods P. Pinchinat l Vince Jordan

11 11 9

1238 5.0 9 523 7.6 4 101 10.1 3

l

248 69 10

PASSING

GP Effic

JD Moore l Cody Haffly

11 3

Avg TD

Att-Cmp-Int

Long Avg/G 32 56 40

112.5 47.5 11.2

Yds TD Lng Avg/G

128.14 201-359-10 273.09 10-11-0

2418 23 72 160 2 41

219.8 53.3

RECEIVING

GP No.

Yds Avg TD

Long Avg/G

Shawn Barrett l D. Ellington J. Softcheck l Ryan Webber l Philip Thomas

10 11 11 11 11

626 440 422 408 197

43 35 64 72 41

SCORING Points l Nelson Woods Shawn Barrett M. Crutchfield l Ryan Webber P. Pinchinat

54 36 34 26 18

11.6 12.2 12.4 15.7 10.9

8 4 4 6 1

|---------- PATs -----------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass 9 8 0 6 6

0-0 0-0 6-12 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 26-30 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 1 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PUNT RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

Kameron Kranz

23

7.3

51

167

0

KICK RETURNS

No. Yds

Avg TD

Long

P. Pinchinat Kameron Kranz l Perry Floyd

22 14 10

772 338 199

35.1 2 24.1 0 19.9 0

98 38 30

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yds

Avg TD

Long

l Tylan

38

9.5

19

Merkerson

4

0

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

Total TFL/Yds

Ben Hinson Greg Harmon Dietrich Wright l Tylan Merkerson l Clayton Hazeltine l Terrence Stephens l Ed Doughty l Brandon Lawson l Jon McKinney

105 96 82 74 49 48 44 41 32

l

l

l

62.6 40.0 38.4 37.1 17.9

– Returning Player

Saf 0 0 0 0 0

Sacks

7.0-27 8.0-36 6.0-26 1.0-1 7.5-45 9.0-50 0.5-2 5.5-22

2.0-11 2.0-13 1.5-9 5.0-37 5.5-40 3.0-15

54 50 44 36 36

2008 Team Statistics WU SCORING ................................................. 353 Points Per Game .......................... 32.1 FIRST DOWNS ........................................ 239 Rushing ........................................ 102 Passing ......................................... 124 Penalty.......................................... 13 RUSHING YARDAGE ............................... 1917 Yards gained rushing .................... 2124 Yards lost rushing ......................... 207 Rushing Attempts ......................... 381 Average Per Rush ........................ 5.0 Average Per Game ....................... 174.3 TDs Rushing ................................. 19 PASSING YARDAGE................................ 2622 Att-Comp-Int ................................. 379-218-11 Average Per Pass......................... 6.9 Average Per Catch ....................... 12.0 Average Per Game ....................... 238.4 TDs Passing ................................. 25 TOTAL OFFENSE .................................... 4539 Total Plays .................................... 760 Average Per Play.......................... 6.0 Average Per Game ....................... 412.6 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ..................... 51-1344 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS .................... 28-245 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................ 7-123 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ....................... 26.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE ...................... 8.8 INT RETURN AVERAGE .......................... 17.6 FUMBLES-LOST ...................................... 16-9 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................. 72-702 Average Per Game ....................... 63.8 PUNTS-YARDS ........................................ 40-1503 Average Per Punt ......................... 37.6 Net punt average .......................... 34.2 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ............... 29:08 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS .................. 70/152 3rd-Down Pct ................................ 46% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS................... 9/16 4th-Down Pct ................................ 56% SACKS BY-YARDS................................... 26-181 MISC YARDS ........................................... 8 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED....................... 48 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ...................... 8-15 ON-SIDE KICKS ....................................... 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES............................... 37-49 76% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ................... 29-49 59% PAT-ATTEMPTS ....................................... 35-43 81% ATTENDANCE ......................................... 14809 Games/Avg Per Game ................. 6/2468 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Wingate 94 106 84 69 Opponents 53 73 62 85

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OPP 273 24.8 197 110 72 15 2027 2405 378 464 4.4 184.3 24 1715 246-137-7 7.0 12.5 155.9 10 3742 710 5.3 340.2 52-1003 16-94 11-178 19.3 5.9 16.2 18-11 53-412 37.5 55-2012 36.6 30.3 30:52 45/140 32% 7/18 39% 15-109 12 36 8-11 0-0 31-38 82% 23-38 61% 27-33 82% 15273 5/3055 Total - 353 - 273

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2008 Season in review August 30 The Brevard College Tornados lost at home to the Braves of UNC Pembroke 28-0. The Braves capitalized on three key BC first half turnovers to help seal the victory ... The fifthranked Carson-Newman Eagles opened the 2008 season in dominating fashion as they traveled to Concord University and brought home a 77-14 victory over the Mountain Lions. The Eagles racked up 722 yards of total offense - nine short of the school record - with the first team offense playing a total of just four plays in the contest ... St. Augustine’s cashed in on a pair of Catawba turnovers as the Falcons held off the 19th-ranked Indians for a 14-7 win. The loss marked the first season-opening loss for Catawba since 1995 ... Lenoir-Rhyne University opened the season with a resounding 51-13 victory over West Virginia Tech. Fourteen different players ran the ball for the Bears, who totaled 361 yards rushing on the ground, en route to the win. Lenoir-Rhyne finished with 455 yards of total offense ... The Mars Hill Lions lost their season opener to NCAA Division I foe Furman University, 62-14 at Paladin Stadium in front of 8,419 fans. Furman accumulated 299 yards of total offense in the first half of play while holding MHC to just 23 total yards ... The 20th-ranked Newberry College dropped a 14-9 decision to top-ranked defending national champions Valdosta State. The loss snapped a 15-game home winning streak for Newberry, which was the third longest active streak in Division II ... The Tusculum Pioneers opened the 2008 season with a convincing 40-0 win over visiting Charleston (W.Va.). The Pioneers scored on its first four possessions, while capitalizing upon two turnovers ... Three Wingate University quarterbacks either passed or rushed for a touchdown, helping the Bulldogs to a 34-10 victory over Saint Paul’s College. The Bulldogs compiled 361 total yards.

September 6 The Brevard College Tornados used a 13 point third quarter to defeat the Pikeville College Bears 20-17 ... North Alabama’s veteran quarterback A.J. Milwee completed 31-of-45 passes for 401 yards and two touchdowns

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to lead the third-ranked Lions to a 20-13 victory over No. 4 Carson-Newman in front of a national television audience. Carson-Newman rushed for 263 yards, but was just 7-of17 through the air for 87 yards ... Catawba rebounded from its first season-opening loss since 1995 with a 41-29 win over Elizabeth City State. Jamelle Cuthbertson ran for 150 yards and three scores to help rally the Indians ... Lenoir-Rhyne University moved to 2-0 on the year for the first time since the 2000 campaign after the Bears defeated the Mountain Lions of Concord University 28-10. The Bears rushed for 347 yards and rallied from a 10-0 deficit ... The Mars Hill Lions won their home opener over the University of the Cumberlands, 37-14. MHC accumulated 518 yards of offense, 291 on the ground ... The Tusculum Pioneers couldn’t take full advantage of four early trips in the red zone as TC dropped a 31-12 decision at NCAA Division I FCS Gardner-Webb. TC kicker Gareth Rowlands accounted for all the offense for the Pioneers as he tied a school record with his four field goals ... Wingate University redshirt sophomore Nelson Woods rushed 21 times for 147 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs rallied for a 35-31 victory over North Greenville University. Woods gained 142 of his 147 yards after halftime.

September 13 Junior wide receiver Donald Hudson hauled in a career-high nine catches for 128 yards, while fellow receiver Shaton Pratt had a career-high 101 yards on four catches, however it wasn’t enough as the Brevard Tornados squandered a 20-3 lead to fall on the road at Chowan University, 23-20 … The 7th-ranked Carson-Newman Eagles scored 45 unanswered points to roll by Bentley 59-18. C-N used two interception returns for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown to keep the pressure on a Falcon offense that struggled to move the football … The Catawba Indians claimed their ninth straight Mayor’s Cup and improved to 10-0 all-time against city rival Livingstone with a 49-0 win. Sophomore quarterback Patrick Dennis stepped in for injured starter Howard Williamson and equaled a school record with five touchdown passes in the victory … Lenoir-Rhyne University

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lost its first game of the year in thrilling fashion, 20-16, to the hands of Davidson College. Davidson’s Justin Williams scored from one yard out with 18 seconds left to take the victory for the visitors … The Mars Hill Lions defeated St. Augustine’s 31-14 on the road. George Washington led the Lions with 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries … The No. 22 Newberry College football team moved to 1-1 on the season with a 41-3 victory over North Greenville University. The defense limited North Greenville to minus-8 yards rushing ... The Tusculum Pioneers scored 32 straight points, but had to hold off a furious fourth quarter rally in a 32-30 win over visiting Elizabeth City State. The Pioneers racked up 597 yards of offense, including 366 passing yards from senior quarterback Corey Russell … Junior tight end Ryan Webber scored the first two touchdowns of his Bulldog career, helping the Wingate University football team take a 23-16 victory over UNC Pembroke.

September 20 The Lenoir-Rhyne University football team lost its second straight contest by four points when Benedict College defeated the Bears by a 17-13 score. The Tigers converted three Bear fumbles into 14 points … Tyrea Allen caught a 73-yard touchdown strike from Ricky Spradling with 13:17 left in the fourth quarter to propel the Mars Hill Lions to a 38-35 road victory at West Liberty State College … The No. 21 Newberry College football team dropped a 24-10 decision to Midwestern State University. John Carnell was Newberry’s offensive leader, completing 27-of-37 passes for 281 yards with a touchdown and an interception ... The Tusculum Pioneers posted its second shutout of the season as TC blanked visiting Urbana University (Ohio) 21-0. Offensively, the Pioneers racked up 440 yards, including 323 passing yards by senior QB Corey Russell … Wingate University redshirt sophomore tailback Nelson Woods rushed for 199 yards on 34 carries and the Wingate defense held the Elizabeth City State University offense scoreless for three quarters as the Bulldogs defeated the visiting Vikings 15-7. Woods had 144 yards after intermission as the Bulldogs extended a 6-0 halftime edge.


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October 4

The Lenoir-Rhyne University football team opened South Atlantic Conference play with a 40-14 victory over Brevard College. Junior quarterback Justin Sanders passed for 200 yards to go along with a game-high 53 yards rushing and two scores to lead the Bears. Brevard linebacker Stanley Jones had 21 total tackles ... The Newberry College football team came back from a late deficit to knock off No. 11 Carson-Newman, 27-21, in overtime. Quarterback Eric McCollom connected with David Brown on a 2-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left in regulation to bring Newberry within two points. McCollom found David Pressley in the end zone to score the two-point conversion that sent the game to overtime. After Carson-Newman missed a 24-yard field goal on the first drive of the overtime, McCollom pump faked and then threw to Pressley for the touchdown strike on thirdand-10 to seal the victory. The Eagles fumbled five times, losing four. Alex Good rushed for a career-high 209 yards ... The Catawba Indians, ranked 23rd in the Sept. 23 AFCA poll, used a strong defensive effort to win its South Atlantic Conference opener at Mars Hill, 247. The Catawba Indians held Mars Hill to just 278 total yards, including a mere 39 on the ground. Jamelle Cuthbertson finished with 115 yards on 11 carries. Mars Hill’s Ricky Spradling threw for 239 yards completing 1836 passes. Tyrea Allen was on the receiving end of five of those passes for 103 yards … Wingate University redshirt senior wide receiver Shawn Barrett caught a career-high three touchdown passes as the Bulldogs outlasted Tusculum College 37-33. Barrett caught the game-winner with 9:06 remaining and the Bulldog defense made it stick, putting together a red-zone stop as time expired. Tusculum took a 33-30 with 10:48 to go in the contest. Wingate sophomore running back Patrick Pinchinat returned the ensuing kick-off 73 yards to the Tusculum 22-yard line, putting the Bulldogs in position for the game-winning score. Senior QB Corey Russell established a new TC single-game record with 463 total offensive yards. Russell passed for a seasonhigh 341 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for a career-best 122 yards on 19 carries and a score.

The Wingate University football team compiled 524 yards total offense as the number 18 Bulldogs defeated Brevard College 44-13. Bulldog redshirt sophomore tailback Nelson Woods rushed 21 times for 126 yards and one score. The Wingate defense held the BC Tornados to 181 yards total offense and only 23 yards in the air ... The 23rd-ranked CarsonNewman Eagles scored eight touchdowns on their first 33 snaps to beat visiting Mars Hill, 61-49. The game tied the school record for most combined points in game. Junior quarterback Alex Good tied the school record for TD passes in a single game with four. He finished 6-for-8 for 238 yards. Junior running back Buck Wakefield ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns. Mars Hill quarterback Ricky Spradling was 15-of-31 through the air for 247 yards and four touchdowns. John Brown had four catches, for 104 yards and two touchdowns ... Newberry College moved into a tie for the South Atlantic Conference lead with a 33-14 victory over 20th-ranked Catawba College. The special teams unit blocked three kicks, while the defense forced four turnovers. Kelton Tindal caught two passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns. The 94-yard scoring pass tied for the longest pass play and play from scrimmage in Newberry College history. Catawba freshman Lakeem Perry recorded 17 tackles in the loss ... The Tusculum Pioneers ended a four-game road losing streak by winning 48-19 at Lenoir-Rhyne. Tusculum scored 34 unanswered points, including three touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first half. The three scores were set up by a pair of fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal. Senior QB Corey Russell went 20-for-35 for 375 yards and matched a career-best with his four touchdowns. Rashaad Carter and Calvin Britt recorded 148 and 100 receiving yards, respectively, only the fourth time in TC history that two players tallied 100 receiving yards in the same game.

October 11 The Tusculum Pioneers recorded their ninth straight home victory with a 55-42 win over Brevard. Senior QB Corey Russell accounted for six of the team’s eight touchdowns as he

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October 18 The Mars Hill Lions defeated local rival and SAC foe Brevard College, 28-14. The Lions had 358 total yards, with 213 coming on the ground. Brevard held a 14-13 lead in the third quarter, but the Lions scored a pair of touchdowns to put the game away ... The 17th-ranked Carson-Newman Eagles exploded for 42 first-half point en route to a 6221 win over Lenoir-Rhyne. The win makes it 30-straight wins for the Eagles over L-R. Carson-Newman, behind quarterback Alex Good, scored touchdowns on seven of its first eight possession and finished with 527 yards of total offense including 363 on the ground ... The Catawba Indians avoided its first threegame losing streak since 1994, pulling out a 37-35 Homecoming victory over Tusculum.

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2008 Season in review Catawba rallied with a trio of third quarter scores to erase a 21-16 halftime deficit. Patrick Dennis threw for a career-high 357 yards and two scores in the win. The game featured five touchdowns of over 50 yards. Dennis, who was subbing for injured starter Howard Williamson, completed 19-of-27 passes and had no turnovers. Tusculum quarterback Corey Russell passed for 402 yards and four touchdowns ... Newberry College moved into a three-way tie for first place in the South Atlantic Conference with a 32-21 win over previously undefeated and 15th-ranked Wingate University. Newberry picked up two defensive touchdowns and posted 248 rushing yards on offense. Newberry redshirt freshman defensive end Derrell Kinard scored his first career touchdown on a 15-yard interception return with 6:12 to go in the fourth quarter to put Newberry up 26-14.

October 25 The 16th-ranked Carson-Newman Eagles moved to 6-2 with a 34-3 win at Brevard. C-N piled up 289 yards on the ground on 50 carries to pull away. The Eagles defense forced three turnovers, all interceptions. C-N held Brevard to just 26 yards passing ... Wingate University converted eight-of-17 third down opportunities while holding Catawba College to zero-of-11 in the same category en route to a 34-24 victory over the visiting Catawba Indians. Bulldog redshirt senior quarterback JD Moore threw three touchdown passes for the third consecutive home game ... Mars Hill took advantage of five lost fumbles in defeating Lenoir-Rhyne University, 37-24. Mars Hill, which trailed by scores of 14-0 in the second quarter and 17-7 at halftime, scored 30 points after intermission in picking up its third straight win. Lion quarterback Ricky Spradling passed for 278 yards and three touchdowns while receiver John Brown scored two key touchdowns in the second halfand finished with 127 yards receiving on six catches ... The Tusculum Pioneers jumped to an early 21-0 lead en route to a 45-33 home win over Newberry. Tusculum scored on its first three possessions as the Pioneers racked up 449 yards, while the TC defense forced four turnovers, including a 39-yard fumble return by senior LB Randy Williams. Senior QB Corey

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Russell was responsible for four touchdowns (2 rushing, 2 passing) in the win.

November 2 The Catawba Indians guaranteed a non-losing season with a 24-10 win over Brevard. Senior Jamelle Cuthbertson had a big day, rushing for 156 yards and two scores in the victory. Catawba’s defense recorded six sacks, while freshman Lakeem Perry made 15 tackles with two for losses … The 15th-ranked CarsonNewman Eagles rallied twice for a 35-33 win over the 16th-ranked Wingate Bulldogs. The Eagles piled up 532 yards on 69 plays. Eagle junior running back Buck Wakefield piled up 223 yards on 20 carries with four touchdowns ... Newberry College defeated Lenoir-Rhyne University, 38-14, to claim its third straight Bishops Trophy. Kelton Tindal was the game’s offensive leader with three receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown as well as three carries for 24 yards and a touchdown. ... The Tusculum Pioneers defeated Mars Hill 33-28. Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Corey Russell threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another. Russell passed for 256 yards going 17-for-25. He also rushed for 101 yards on 16 carries, including a 53-yard TD scamper on Tusculum’s opening possession.

November 9 Newberry College clinched a share of the South Atlantic Conference football championship with a 17-0 shutout of the Brevard College Tornados. Senior defensive lineman David Harris scored the game’s first touchdown with 12:22 left in the third quarter, when he returned a Trey Wilborn fumble 45 yards for a touchdown to give Newberry a 10-0 lead ... The Tusculum Pioneers claimed a share of its second South Atlantic Conference championship, by defeating 15th-ranked CarsonNewman 45-44. In one of the most thrilling games in the history of the rivalry, DB Jeremy Thompson recovered three Carson-Newman turnovers, including a 55-yard fumble return for the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter ... Catawba closed its season with a 58-23 win at Lenoir-Rhyne that secured a 14th-consecutive winning season. Senior Jamelle Cuthbertson put his stamp on the game, establishing

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several Catawba rushing marks. His careerhigh 223 yards pushed him to a school-record 1,411 yards on the season and he also set a standard with his seventh 100-yard game of the season. … Mars Hill College freshman quarterback Luis Cruz completed seven strategic passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions rallied from a 13-point first half deficit en route to a 45-42 South Atlantic Conference football victory over number 22 Wingate University. George Washington rushed 14 times for 122 yards and one score while John Brown caught four passes for 126 yards and two scores. Brown also returned three kickoffs for 91 yards.

November 16 The 23rd-ranked Tusculum College football team rallied with 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Pioneers defeated Albany State University 34-22 in a first round contest of the 2008 NCAA Division II Playoffs. Trailing 22-14 heading into the final quarter, Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Corey Russell orchestrated three scoring drives, including a pair of touchdown passes and a 41-yard TD run with 1:39 remaining to ice the game. On the day, Russell accounted for 274 passing yards and three TD tosses, while also rushing for 87 yards and two scores. His 361 total offensive yards is his 10th straight 300-yard game, establishing a new NCAA II single-season record. On defense, Justin Scott led Tusculum with a career-best 18 tackles ... Defending national champion Valdosta State took advantage of four Carson-Newman fumbles to rally from a 14-point deficit and pull out a 24-20 victory in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The Eagles had three straight drives end with a fumble Saturday, including one with 39 seconds remaining in the first half.

November 23 Fourth-ranked Delta State ended Tusculum College’s season with a 27-19 victory in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Corey Russell finished the day with 420 yards offensively (310 passing, 110 rushing). He went 21-for-47, including three TD tosses. Ryan Tallent led the TC receiving corps with career-bests with 13 receptions for 176 yards.


2008 Season in review 2008 All-Conference FIRST TEAM OFFENSE QB – Corey Russell, Tusculum RB – Buck Wakefield, Carson-Newman RB – Jamelle Cuthbertson, Catawba RB – Nelson Woods, Wingate WR – Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman WR – Tyrea Allen, Mars Hill WR – Kelton Tindal, Newberry WR – Ryan Tallent, Tusculum TE – Jarrell NeSmith, Tusculum OL – Thomas Battle, Carson-Newman OL – Terence Crosby, Catawba OL – Chandler Rearden, Lenoir-Rhyne OL – Marchent Faustin, Newberry OL – Danny Partida, Tusculum PK – Colin Corpe, Lenoir-Rhyne LS – Jordon Simmons, Lenoir-Rhyne FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL – Darius Wrentz, Carson-Newman DL – Melquan Fair, Catawba DL – Chris Dowdell, Mars Hill DL – David Harris, Newberry LB – Brian Brown, Carson-Newman LB – Charles McAfee, Catawba LB – Will Newell, Newberry LB – Justin Scott, Tusculum DB – Mario Russell, Carson-Newman DB – Deshon Nesbitt, Mars Hill DB – Kamaal McIlwain, Newberry DB – Jeremy Thompson, Tusculum P – John Gregory, Tusculum RS – Patrick Pinchinat, Wingate

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SECOND TEAM OFFENSE QB – Alex Good, Carson-Newman RB – Ricky Harris, Carson-Newman RB – George Washington, Mars Hill RB – Marcus Foster, Tusculum WR – Nate Binder, Tusculum WR – Shawn Barrett, Wingate TE – Ryan Webber, Wingate OL – Jeff Weaver, Carson-Newman OL – Eric Nelson, Mars Hill OL – Josh Sims, Mars Hill OL – Matt Holmes, Newberry OL – Cam LeGrand, Wingate PK – Michael Pinkerton, Mars Hill LS – Chad Case, Catawba SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL – Brandon Harmon, Carson-Newman DL – Brandon Sutton, Catawba DL – Lance Clark, Newberry DL – Rynel Butler, Tusculum LB – Stanley Jones, Brevard LB – Brandon Rawls, Brevard LB – Stan Galbraith, Mars Hill LB – Jarvis Littlejohn, Tusculum DB – Jasmon Carpenter, Catawba DB – Marcus Shuford, Lenoir-Rhyne DB – Andre Moyd, Newberry DB – Tylan Merkerson, Wingate P – Chris Jones, Carson-Newman RS – Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman RS – Barry Tate, Lenoir-Rhyne

Major Awards Offensive Player Of The Year Corey Russell, Tusculum Defensive Player Of The Year Will Newell, Newberry Offensive Freshman Of The Year John Brown, Mars Hill Defensive Freshman Of The Year Lakeem Perry, Catawba Coach Of The Year Frankie DeBusk, Tusculum Jacobs Blocking Trophy Award Thomas Battle, Carson-Newman SAC Scholar Athlete Jarrell NeSmith, Tusculum

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OFFENSE Date Player, Position 9/1 Corey Russell, QB 9/8 Jamelle Cuthberson, RB 9/15 Corey Russell, QB 9/22 Tyrea Allen, WR 9/29 Shawn Barrett, WR 10/6 Corey Russell, QB 10/13 Corey Russell, QB 10/20 Patrick Dennis, QB 10/27 Corey Russell, QB 11/3 Buck Wakefield, RB 11/10 Corey Russell, QB

School Tusculum Catawba Tusculum Mars Hill Wingate Tusculum Tusculum Catawba Tusculum C-N Tusculum

DEFENSE Date Player, Position 9/1 Will Newell, LB 9/8 Marqus Davis, DE 9/15 Will Newell, LB 9/22 Tylan Merkerson, S 9/29 Will Newell, LB 10/6 Ed Doughty, LB 10/13 Zach Johnson, LB 10/20 Kamaal McIlwain, DB 10/27 Stan Galbraith, LB 11/3 Justin Scott, LB 11/10 Jeremy Thompson, DB

School Newberry Catawba Newberry Wingate Newberry Wingate Mars Hill Newberry Mars Hill Tusculum Tusculum

SPECIAL TEAMS Date Player, Position 9/1 Gareth Rowlands, PK 9/8 Patrick Pinchinat, RS 9/15 John Gregory, P 9/22 Michael Pinkerton, PK 9/29 Colin Corpe, PK 10/6 Kamaal McIlwain, DB 10/13 Antonio Cotton, RS 10/20 Britt Blackmon, PK 10/27 John Brown, RS 11/3 Terrence Jones, DB 11/10 Michael Pinkerton,PK

School Tusculum Wingate Tusculum Mars Hill Wingate Newberry Wingate Newberry Mars Hill Catawba Mars Hill

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2008 Season statistucs SCORING OFFENSE

G TD XP 2XP DXP FG Saf Pts

Avg

RUSHING OFFENSE

G

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Yds/G

1. Carson-Newman 2. Tusculum 3. Wingate 4. Mars Hill 5. Catawba 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 7. Newberry 8. Brevard

11 13 11 11 10 11 10 10

40.6 34.8 32.1 31.0 29.2 25.1 24.6 13.6

1. Carson-Newman 2. Lenoir-Rhyne 3. Mars Hill 4. Catawba 5. Wingate 6. Brevard 7. Newberry 8. Tusculum

11 11 11 10 11 10 10 13

519 613 475 391 381 426 371 394

3420 2852 2034 1843 1917 1600 1459 1609

6.6 4.7 4.3 4.7 5.0 3.8 3.9 4.1

44 31 27 17 19 12 15 23

310.9 259.3 184.9 184.3 174.3 160.0 145.9 123.8

64 62 48 46 40 36 32 19

55 51 35 42 30 26 22 16

1 0 3 1 2 2 2 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

2 9 8 7 4 10 8 2

0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0

447 452 353 341 292 276 246 136

SCORING DEFENSE

G TD XP 2XP DXP FG Saf Pts

Avg

RUSHING DEFENSE

G

Att

Yards Avg. TD

Yds/G

1. Newberry 2. Catawba 3. Carson-Newman 4. Wingate 5. Tusculum 6. Mars Hill 7. Brevard 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

10 10 11 11 13 11 10 11

18.3 21.3 24.4 24.8 26.9 29.9 31.0 32.0

1. Catawba 2. Carson-Newman 3. Newberry 4. Lenoir-Rhyne 5. Mars Hill 6. Wingate 7. Tusculum 8. Brevard

10 11 10 11 11 11 13 10

377 410 409 389 438 464 573 381

1332 1556 1663 1984 2025 2027 2398 1855

133.2 141.5 166.3 180.4 184.1 184.3 184.5 185.5

25 29 34 36 48 46 41 47

22 23 28 27 36 39 33 39

0 1 3 2 1 1 2 2

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

3 4 10 8 8 4 9 9

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

183 213 268 273 350 329 310 352

3.5 3.8 4.1 5.1 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.9

14 17 14 23 19 24 28 25

PASS OFFENSE

G

Att Cmp Int Pct.

Yds

Avg TD Yds/G

TOTAL OFFENSE

G

Rush

Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD

Yds/G

1. Tusculum 2. Wingate 3. Newberry 4. Catawba 5. Mars Hill 6. Carson-Newman 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Brevard

13 11 10 10 11 11 11 10

523 379 261 258 247 178 136 159

4179 2622 1999 1972 2130 1772 1016 724

8.0 6.9 7.7 7.6 8.6 10.0 7.5 4.6

1. Carson-Newman 2. Tusculum 3. Wingate 4. Catawba 5. Mars Hill 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 7. Newberry 8. Brevard

11 13 11 10 11 11 10 10

3420 1609 1917 1843 2034 2852 1459 1600

1772 4179 2622 1972 2130 1016 1999 724

60 60 44 37 45 36 29 19

472.0 445.2 412.6 381.5 378.5 351.6 345.8 232.4

309 218 157 134 121 97 65 73

15 11 12 7 11 6 6 11

59.1 57.5 60.2 51.9 49.0 54.5 47.8 45.9

37 25 14 20 18 16 5 7

321.5 238.4 199.9 197.2 193.6 161.1 92.4 72.4

697 917 760 649 722 749 632 585

5192 5788 4539 3815 4164 3868 3458 2324

7.4 6.3 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.2 5.5 4.0

PASS DEFENSE

G

Att Cmp Int Pct.

Yds

Avg TD Yds/G

TOTAL DEFENSE

G

Rush

Pass Plys Yards Avg

TD

Yds/G

1. Wingate 2. Catawba 3. Newberry 4. Mars Hill 5. Brevard 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 7. Tusculum 8. Carson-Newman

11 10 10 11 10 11 13 11

246 221 258 246 273 280 366 367

1715 1610 1627 1935 1813 2243 2685 2386

7.0 7.3 6.3 7.9 6.6 8.0 7.3 6.5

1. Catawba 2. Newberry 3. Wingate 4. Carson-Newman 5. Mars Hill 6. Brevard 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Tusculum

10 10 11 11 11 10 11 13

1332 1663 2027 1556 2025 1855 1984 2398

1610 1627 1715 2386 1935 1813 2243 2685

27 24 34 32 44 39 44 48

294.2 329.0 340.2 358.4 360.0 366.8 384.3 391.0

137 109 128 132 160 132 204 190

7 7 11 11 8 10 10 14

55.7 49.3 49.6 53.7 58.6 47.1 55.7 51.8

10 13 10 25 14 21 20 15

155.9 161.0 162.7 175.9 181.3 203.9 206.5 216.9

598 667 710 777 684 654 669 939

2942 3290 3742 3942 3960 3668 4227 5083

KICKOFF RETURNS

G

Ret

Yds

TD

Avg

PUNT RETURNS

G

Ret

Yds

TD Avg

1. Wingate 2. Lenoir-Rhyne 3. Mars Hill 4. Carson-Newman 5. Newberry 6. Brevard 7. Tusculum 8. Catawba

11 11 11 11 10 10 13 10

51 58 54 39 34 50 48 41

1344 1400 1255 833 709 1031 891 758

2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

26.4 24.1 23.2 21.4 20.9 20.6 18.6 18.5

1. Lenoir-Rhyne 2. Carson-Newman 3. Wingate 4. Tusculum 5. Mars Hill 6. Brevard 7. Newberry 8. Catawba

11 11 11 13 11 10 10 10

22 20 28 11 17 12 23 22

247 203 245 92 134 83 124 108

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

Net/P

PASS EFFICIENCY

G Att

Cmp

35.3 34.5 34.2 33.6 33.6 31.3 28.4 27.8

1. Carson-Newman 2. Tusculum 3. Mars Hill 4. Catawba 5. Newberry 6. Wingate 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Brevard

11 13 11 10 10 11 11 10

97 309 121 134 157 218 65 73

PUNTING

G

Punts

Yards

Avg

Ret

Yds

Avg

1. Tusculum 2. Carson-Newman 3. Wingate 4. Brevard 5. Newberry 6. Mars Hill 7. Catawba 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

13 11 11 10 10 11 10 11

52 42 40 55 51 53 54 40

2220 1577 1503 2054 1972 1749 1676 1377

42.7 37.5 37.6 37.3 38.7 33.0 31.0 34.4

305 86 94 124 140 91 63 186

5.9 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.7 1.7 1.2 4.7

4 2 2 4 6 0 4 4

TURNOVER MARGIN

|--Gained--| G Fum Int Tot

|---Lost---| Fum Int Tot Mar Per/G

1. Mars Hill 2. Newberry 3. Tusculum 4. Wingate 5. Catawba Brevard 7. Carson-Newman 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

11 10 13 11 10 10 11 11

12 6 14 9 10 11 24 24

46

17 11 19 11 8 12 13 4

11 11 10 7 7 8 14 10

28 22 29 18 15 20 27 14

11 12 15 11 7 11 6 6

23 18 29 20 17 22 30 30

+5 +4 +0 -2 -2 -2 -3 -16

0.45 0.40 0.00 -0.18 -0.20 -0.20 -0.27 -1.45

178 523 247 258 261 379 136 159

Pct .545 .591 .490 .519 .602 .575 .478 .459

4.9 4.9 5.3 5.1 5.8 5.6 6.3 5.4

11.2 10.1 8.8 8.4 7.9 6.9 5.4 4.9 Int

Yds

TD

Effic

6 15 11 7 12 11 6 11

1772 4179 2130 1972 1999 2622 1016 724

16 37 18 20 14 25 5 7

161.0 143.8 136.6 136.3 133.0 131.6 113.9 84.9

PASS DEF EFFICIENCY

G Att

Cmp

Int

Pct.

Yds

TD

Effic

1. Newberry 2. Carson-Newman 3. Wingate 4. Catawba 5. Brevard 6. Tusculum 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Mars Hill

10 11 11 10 10 13 11 11

128 190 137 109 160 204 132 132

11 14 7 7 8 10 10 11

49.6 51.8 55.7 49.3 58.6 55.7 47.1 53.7

1627 2386 1715 1610 1813 2685 2243 1935

10 15 10 13 14 20 21 25

106.8 112.2 122.0 123.6 125.5 129.9 132.0 144.3

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2008 Season statistucs RUSHING

Team Cl

G

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Yds/G

J.Cuthbertson Nelson Woods Buck Wakefield Alex Good George Washington Corey Russell G. Stripling G. Legree P. Pinchinat Justin Sanders

CAT WU C-N C-N MHC TC MHC NEW WU LRU

10 11 11 11 11 13 9 10 11 10

144 248 112 145 164 169 83 94 69 116

1141 1238 944 918 855 810 439 480 523 460

7.9 5.0 8.4 6.3 5.2 4.8 5.3 5.1 7.6 4.0

12 9 16 12 8 12 5 3 4 7

114.1 112.5 85.8 83.5 77.7 62.3 48.8 48.0 47.5 46.0

SR SO JR JR SR SR SR JR SO JR

PASS EFFICIENCY

Team Cl

G Att Cmp Int Pct.

Alex Good P.Dennis Corey Russell Joel Staham Ricky Spradling Justin Sanders E. McCollom JD Moore B.Terwilliger M Gaines

C-N CAT TC C-N MHC LRU NEW WU CAT BC

11 10 13 9 10 10 10 11 10 8

JR SO SR SR SR JR SR SR SO JR

PASSING AVG/GAME Team

Cl G

Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Avg/G

PUNT RETURNS

Team

Corey Russell JD Moore Ricky Spradling Alex Good P.Dennis E. McCollom Justin Sanders Joel Staham M Gaines B.Terwilliger

TC WU MHC C-N CAT NEW LRU C-N BC CAT

SR SR SR JR SO SR JR SR JR SO

505 359 206 132 118 132 91 43 30 11

Barry Tate Reggie Hubbard John Brown J Light Kameron Kranz A. Patton

LRU C-N MHC BC WU NEW

KICK RETURNS

TOTAL OFFENSE

Team Cl

G Rush Pass Plays Total Yds/G

Corey Russell JD Moore Alex Good Ricky Spradling Justin Sanders P.Dennis J.Cuthbertson Nelson Woods E. McCollom Buck Wakefield

TC WU C-N MHC LRU CAT CAT WU NEW C-N

13 810 4097 674 11 -25 2418 390 11 918 1349 277 10 120 1764 271 10 460 821 207 10 32 1152 151 10 1141 0 144 11 1238 0 248 10 14 1053 181 11 944 0 113

P. Pinchinat Marcus Foster Barry Tate John Brown Kameron Kranz Jamont Jones Ryan Tallent B.Terwilliger S Johnson Reggie Hubbard

RECEIVE YDS/GAME

Team Cl

G

Tyrea Allen Nate Binder Ryan Tallent K. Tindal Shawn Barrett Calvin Britt John Brown Jarrell NeSmith D. Pressley 10.D. Ellington

MHC TC TC NEW WU TC MHC TC NEW WU

11 12 13 10 10 12 11 13 10 11

ALL PURPOSE

Team Cl

G Rush Rcv

John Brown J.Cuthbertson P. Pinchinat Nelson Woods Buck Wakefield Ryan Tallent Reggie Hubbard Tyrea Allen Marcus Foster Barry Tate

MHC CAT WU WU C-N TC C-N MHC TC LRU

11 18 619 117 718 10 1141 96 0 0 11 523 38 0 772 11 1238 71 0 0 11 944 146 37 168 13 67 989 73 297 11 0 416 149 450 11 134 866 0 0 10 368 203 5 287 11 0 18 235 673

SR SR JR SR JR SO SR SO SR JR

13 11 10 11 10 10 10 9 8 10

JR JR JR JR SR SO FR JR SO SO

FR SR SO SO JR JR JR JR SO SR

INTERCEPTIONS

Team

Deshun Nesbitt Marcus Shuford Tylan Merkerson K. McIlwain J.Carpenter M Gist Corey Parks Revel Coffey A. Moyd Elliot Bishop

MHC LRU WU NEW CAT BC C-N C-N NEW C-N

Cl G JR SO JR SO SR FR JR SO JR FR

9 11 11 10 10 10 11 9 10 10

301 201 103 77 69 75 51 19 13 5

14 10 9 5 5 9 4 1 2 1

59.6 56.0 50.0 58.3 58.5 56.8 56.0 44.2 43.3 45.5

4097 2418 1764 1349 1152 1053 821 407 106 50

37 23 15 13 13 8 3 3 0 0

315.2 219.8 176.4 122.6 115.2 105.3 82.1 45.2 13.2 5.0

4907 2393 2267 1884 1281 1184 1141 1238 1067 944

377.5 217.5 206.1 188.4 128.1 118.4 114.1 112.5 106.7 85.8

Rec Yds TD

Long

Avg/C

37 49 92 39 54 28 27 67 32 36

6 9 9 6 8 7 7 7 4 4

75 67 44 94 43 73 75 41 73 35

PR

KR

866 944 989 745 626 703 619 635 427 440

Int Yds TD Int/G 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2

14 69 38 45 42 29 18 8 40 29

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0.56 0.36 0.36 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.27 0.22 0.20 0.20

23.4 19.3 10.8 19.1 11.6 25.1 22.9 9.5 13.3 12.2 Yds Avg/G 1472 1237 1333 1309 1295 1426 1015 1000 863 945

133.8 123.7 121.2 119.0 117.7 109.7 92.3 90.9 86.3 85.9

Yds/G 78.7 78.7 76.1 74.5 62.6 58.6 56.3 48.8 42.7 40.0

132 118 505 43 206 91 132 359 11 30

Cl G

Yds TD

Eff.

77 5 58.3 1349 13 69 5 58.5 1152 13 301 14 59.6 4097 37 19 1 44.2 407 3 103 9 50.0 1764 15 51 4 56.0 821 3 75 9 56.8 1053 8 201 10 56.0 2418 23 5 1 45.5 50 0 13 2 43.3 106 0

169.1 168.4 146.4 142.1 137.2 133.9 130.2 128.1 65.5 59.7

Ret Yds TD

Long

Avg

11 11 11 10 10 10

19 13 15 10 23 20

47 70 17 17 51 33

12.4 11.5 7.8 7.4 7.3 5.8

Team Cl

G

Ret Yds TD

Long

Avg

WU TC LRU MHC WU LRU TC CAT BC C-N

11 10 11 11 10 10 13 10 10 11

22 11 27 29 14 14 13 11 27 22

98 45 75 87 38 52 66 42 77 44

35.1 26.1 24.9 24.8 24.1 24.1 22.8 21.8 21.6 20.5

SR JR FR JR SR JR

SO SO SR FR SR FR JR SO SO JR

235 149 117 74 167 115

772 287 673 718 338 337 297 240 584 450

0 1 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PUNTING

Team Cl

G

Punt Yds

Long

Avg

John Gregory T. Moon L Lovelace Chris Jones M. Crutchfield Matt Corbin Adam Bailey T.Trexler

TC NEW BC C-N WU LRU MHC CAT

13 10 10 11 10 11 11 10

51 51 53 41 36 37 49 49

71 56 65 57 54 59 55 54

43.5 38.7 38.5 38.5 37.7 35.4 33.5 32.3

FIELD GOALS

Team

Cl

G

FG

FGA

Pct.

FG/G

Colin Corpe B. Blackmon Gareth Rowlands M. Pinkerton M. Crutchfield T.Trexler C Henry Carlos Lopez

LRU NEW TC MHC WU CAT BC C-N

FR SO SO FR SR FR SO FR

11 10 13 11 10 10 10 10

10 8 9 7 6 4 2 1

16 12 18 10 12 7 5 4

62.5 66.7 50.0 70.0 50.0 57.1 40.0 25.0

0.91 0.80 0.69 0.64 0.60 0.40 0.20 0.10

JR JR SR SO SR JR SR FR

2220 1972 2039 1577 1357 1311 1642 1582

TACKLES

Team

Cl

G

UA

A

Total Avg/G Sack

S Jones Ben Hinson Will Newell Greg Harmon K. Pinckney Justin Scott Zach Johnson C.McAfee J. Littlejohn Dietrich Wright L.Perry Marcus Shuford Stan Galbraith Tylan Merkerson Tagon Richard B Rawls D. Smalls M Gist B.Sutton

BC WU NEW WU MHC TC MHC CAT TC WU CAT LRU MHC WU TC BC NEW BC CAT

JR SO SR JR JR SR SO SR SR SR FR SO JR JR SR JR SR FR SO

10 11 10 11 10 13 11 10 13 11 10 11 11 11 13 10 10 10 9

38 39 48 42 51 51 54 49 34 36 38 44 38 29 40 23 34 19 27

60 65 43 54 36 62 41 33 71 46 36 34 35 44 41 39 26 39 25

98 104 91 96 87 113 95 82 105 82 74 78 73 73 81 62 60 58 52

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9.8 9.5 9.1 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.2 8.1 7.5 7.4 7.1 6.6 6.6 6.2 6.2 6.0 5.8 5.8

1 3 2 3 1 5 4 3 4 2 0 0 6 0 3 3 1 0 6

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All-Time standings ALL-TIME STANDINGS SCHOOL Carson-Newman Elon Presbyterian Catawba Tusculum Gardner-Webb Mars Hill Newberry Lenoir-Rhyne Wingate Brevard

SAC 180-59-0 96-56-1 129-90-5 120-117-0 35-35-0 79-96-0 105-129-2 74-107-1 81-154-3 47-93-0 0-7

PCT .753 .631 .587 .506 .500 .451 .449 .409 .347 .336 .000

NON 118-38-2 55-28-1 56-66-1 78-54-1 33-17-0 55-34-2 73-46-4 63-42-1 55-69-1 55-18-0 3-11

REGULAR SEASON FINISH COMPOSITE (Includes ties)

PCT .753 .661 .459 .590 .660 .615 .610 .599 .444 .753 .214

ALL 298-97-2 151-84-2 185-156-6 198-171-1 68-52-0 134-130-2 178-175-6 137-149-2 136-223-4 102-111-0 3-18

PCT .753 .641 .542 .536 .567 .508 .504 .479 .380 .479 .143

SCHOOL Carson-Newman Catawba Elon Presbyterian Lenoir-Rhyne Gardner-Webb Mars Hill Tusculum Newberry Wingate Brevard

1st 20 6 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 -

2nd 3rd 4th 3 5 1 9 1 4 5 5 5 11 5 5 1 4 2 3 5 3 3 4 8 2 1 1 1 6 2 2 1 3 -

2008 SCHOOL 1. Tusculum Carson-Newman Newberry 4. Wingate Mars Hill Catawba 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Brevard

SAC 5-2 5-2 5-2 4-3 4-3 4-3 1-6 0-7

PF-PA 294-240 278-192 186-142 246-209 221-204 195-163 168-292 96-242

SAC 5-1 5-1 4-2 4-2 2-4 1-5 0-6 0-0

SCHOOL 1. Newberry 2. Wingate Presbyterian 4. Carson-Newman 5. Catawba Tusculum 7. Mars Hill Lenoir-Rhyne

SAC 6-1 5-2 5-2 4-3 3-4 3-4 1-6 1-6

SCHOOL 1. Presbyterian 2. Carson-Newman 3. Newberry 4. Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne Mars Hill 7. Wingate 8. Tusculum

SAC 7-0 5-2 4-3 3-4 3-4 3-4 2-5 1-6

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Wingate Catawba Tusculum Presbyterian 6. Mars Hill 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Newberry

SAC 6-1 4-3 4-3 4-3 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6

PF-PA 324-166 246-139 157-138 146-164 162-199 145-203 55-226 0-0

PF-PA 452-350 447-268 246-183 353-273 341-329 292-213 276-352 136-310

ALL 10-1 11-2 9-2 6-5 7-4 5-5 2-9 2-9

PF-PA 537-236 578-278 385-180 306-279 363-283 265-259 156-348 200-357

ALL 11-2 8-3 7-4 8-3 6-4 6-5 4-7 3-8

PF-PA 399-216 254-192 166-145 289-153 213-177 200-180 191-228 187-249

ALL 10-2 8-2 5-4 6-5 5-5 4-6 5-5 3-7

PF-PA 402-170 332-163 272-241 278-227 168-222 187-241 271-226 143-218

ALL 9-3 8-3 7-4 6-4 6-5 6-4 3-8 5-6

PF-PA 444-332 338-265 403-280 268-229 239-230 291-203 198-290 340-287

2006 PF-PA 198-110 161-143 136-90 153-111 126-151 112-148 84-167 123-173

2005 PF-PA 230-65 202-120 184-199 167-174 99-158 141-197 150-184 95-171

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PF-PA 292-152 176-197 225-206 178-163 156-131 147-178 120-220 177-224

6th 2 3 1 3 6 5 3 4 2 -

7th 3 1 9 1 4 5 4 -

8th 1 4 1 1 6 3 2 1 3 4 1

9th

1

2003 ALL 9-4 7-4 6-4 8-3 7-4 6-4 3-8 1-9

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman Catawba Tusculum 4. Mars Hill 5. Wingate Presbyterian Newberry 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

SAC 6-1 6-1 6-1 3-4 2-5 2-5 2-5 1-6

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Catawba 3. Presbyterian 4. Mars Hill 5. Tusculum 6. Wingate 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Newberry

SAC 7-0 6-1 5-2 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6 0-7

SCHOOL 1. Catawba 2. Tusculum Carson-Newman Presbyterian 5. Mars Hill 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 7. Wingate 8. Newberry

SAC 6-1 5-2 5-2 5-2 4-3 2-5 1-6 0-7

SCHOOL 1. Catawba 2. Presbyterian 3. Carson-Newman 4. Tusculum 5. Mars Hill 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 7. Newberry 8. Wingate

SAC 7-0 6-1 5-2 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6 0-7

2007 SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman Catawba 3. Newberry Tusculum 5. Wingate 6. Mars Hill 7. Lenoir-Rhyne Brevard

5th 2 4 3 3 3 7 2 3 4 -

PF-PA 268-181 200-151 237-127 134-158 154-229 188-155 126-215 116-207

ALL 11-2 9-2 9-2 7-4 5-6 4-6 3-7 3-8

PF-PA 483-305 286-199 384-175 256-221 278-308 267-190 217-298 176-315

ALL 12-1 8-3 8-3 7-4 7-4 5-6 3-7 1-10

PF-PA 570-240 300-208 251-154 269-191 321-165 230-274 223-296 149-388

ALL 11-2 8-2 6-3 7-4 7-4 3-7 4-7 4-7

PF-PA 424-211 323-233 322-188 367-259 240-156 219-236 172-275 241-219

ALL 11-1 8-2 8-2 7-4 5-5 4-7 4-7 1-10

PF-PA 367-127 325-233 428-184 257-245 208-224 242-272 212-344 202-388

2002 PF-PA 317-99 210-121 118-104 123-138 178-142 125-207 131-222 100-269

2001 PF-PA 185-109 213-169 258-161 225-167 140-121 108-174 91-199 80-200

2000

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PF-PA 188-76 227-168 327-131 182-199 130-169 144-151 134-262 101-277


All-Time standings 1999 SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Catawba 3. Mars Hill 4. Gardner-Webb Presbyterian 6. Newberry Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Wingate 9. Tusculum

SAC 8-0 7-1 5-3 4-4 4-4 3-5 2-6 2-6 0-8

PF-PA 353-164 268-95 204-159 177-196 265-224 215-289 129-219 196-314 145-273

1993 ALL 13-1 11-2 7-4 7-4 7-4 5-6 5-6 3-8 2-9

PF-PA 545-223 403-162 280-232 292-196 395-315 295-363 192-258 276-462 207-355

SCHOOL SAC PF-PA ALL 1. Carson-Newman 7-0 264-103 12-2 2. Presbyterian 6-1 250-106 8-3 3. Catawba 4-3 153-99 6-4 Gardner-Webb 4-3 138-177 6-5 5. Newberry 3-4 196-211 6-5 Wingate 3-4 163-187 5-6 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 1-6 106-231 2-9 8. Mars Hill 0-7 97-252 1-10 * Tusculum 0-0 0-0 5-6 *will be eligible for championships and awards in 1999.

PF-PA 499-285 373-169 207-150 236-258 314-300 276-290 146-316 143-357 210-244

1997 SAC 7-0-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 0-7-0

PF-PA 278-76 176-105 187-221 162-159 112-121 128-148 171-192 88-256

ALL 11-1-0 8-3-0 8-3-0 8-3-0 5-6-0 5-5-0 4-7-0 0-10-0

PF-PA 383-122 327-141 345-297 339-220 197-174 219-227 297-313 129-399

1996 SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Catawba 3. Presbyterian Elon 5. Mars Hill 6. Wingate Gardner-Webb 8. Lenoir-Rhyne Newberry

SAC 6-1-0 6-1-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-6-0 0-0-0

PF-PA 173-83 202-105 157-160 187-187 157-168 96-168 184-197 115-199 0-0

ALL 12-2-0 9-2-0 5-6-0 4-7-0 5-5-0 4-6-0 2-9-0 1-9-0 7-4-0

PF-PA 385-182 323-150 221-274 246-330 203-231 187-232 228-303 156-321 257-162

ALL 9-3-0 7-3-0 6-4-0 6-4-0 6-5-0 4-7-0 3-7-0 4-7-0

PF-PA 356-195 257-212 229-192 241-238 278-176 191-268 156-270 239-286

ALL 8-3-0 8-2-0 7-4-0 5-5-0 5-6-0 2-9-0 5-6-0 3-7-0

PF-PA 405-231 370-219 327-296 256-250 322-316 232-481 285-279 288-403

1995 SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Catawba 3. Gardner-Webb Mars Hill Presbyterian 6. Elon Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Wingate

SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne 3. Mars HIll Elon 5. Gardner-Webb 6. Catawba Presbyterian 8. Wingate

SAC 6-1-0 6-1-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

PF-PA 238-104 176-161 145-142 169-172 186-140 129-176 96-205 137-176

1994 PF-PA 311-134 266-167 211-203 178-200 234-223 176-322 194-204 202-319

SAC 7-0-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 0-7-0

PF-PA 260-102 223-137 180-208 209-188 206-250 238-263 193-219 186-328

ALL 8-2-1 8-3-0 7-3-0 5-6-0 6-5-0 5-5-0 4-6-0 1-9-0

PF-PA 383-233 336-186 277-242 285-258 352-360 338-316 236-246 275-439

ALL 12-2-0 8-3-0 8-2-0 4-7-0 4-6-0 5-5-0 2-8-1 1-9-0

PF-PA 564-262 213-155 283-127 179-252 178-229 260-221 107-258 202-383

ALL 10-1-0 7-3-0 6-5-0 6-4-0 6-5-0 6-5-0 4-7-0 3-7-0

PF-PA 439-193 229-158 240-238 244-277 295-181 234-186 199-332 229-299

ALL 11-1-0 5-6-0 6-5-0 6-4-0 5-6-0 4-7-0 2-8-0 2-9-0

PF-PA 434-235 208-198 311-245 241-196 231-286 158-216 129-257 133-347

ALL 12-1-0 7-4-0 5-5-0 5-6-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 5-5-0 1-9-0

PF-PA 423-161 240-207 136-190 284-307 234-277 286-356 180-201 95-206

ALL 12-2-0 8-4-0 6-5-0 6-5-0 5-5-0 4-6-1 3-8-0 3-8-0

PF-PA 409-200 308-234 282-234 248-258 224-217 187-239 155-303 221-285

1992

1998

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Catawba 3. Wingate Gardner-Webb 5. Presbyterian Mars Hill 7. Newberry 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Elon 3. Lenoir-Rhyne Presbyterian 5. Wingate Catawba 7. Mars Hill 8. Gardner-Webb

SCHOOL 1. Gardner-Webb 2. Carson-Newman 3. Elon 4. Presbyterian Catawba 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 7. Mars Hill Wingate

SAC 7-0-0 6-1-0 5-2-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 1-6-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Catawba 3. Lenoir-Rhyne 4. Wingate Elon Gardner-Webb Presbyterian 8. Mars Hill

SAC 7-0-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Catawba 3. Lenoir-Rhyne 4. Wingate Elon 6. Mars Hill Gardner-Webb Presbyterian

SAC 7-0-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 2-5-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Gardner-Webb Mars Hill Lenoir-Rhyne Catawba 6. Presbyterian 7. Wingate 8. Elon

SAC 6-1-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

PF-PA 299-122 173-116 160-79 121-156 123-154 154-153 66-175 145-286

1991 PF-PA 299-114 159-166 163-169 179-234 175-139 140-162 126-188 142-260

1990 PF-PA 252-123 153-88 208-138 139-162 155-201 106-156 88-159 104-178

1989 PF-PA 189-71 154-128 108-138 162-170 185-152 194-214 94-140 64-137

1988 SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne 4. Elon Mars Hill 6. Gardner-Webb Newberry 8. Presbyterian

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SAC 5-2-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

PF-PA 159-94 134-118 195-159 151-135 146-153 139-171 123-133 140-200

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SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Elon 3. Mars Hill Gardner-Webb 5. Catawba Presbyterian 7. Newberry 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Mars Hill 2. Elon 3. Newberry Presbyterian 5. Carson-Newman 6. Catawba Gardner-Webb 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 4-2-1 4-2-1 3-4-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Presbyterian Elon Newberry 5. Mars Hill 6. Gardner-Webb 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Catawba

SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 2-5-0 1-6-0 0-7-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Presbyterian 3. Gardner-Webb Elon 5. Mars Hill 6. Newberry 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 8. Catawba

SAC 6-1-0 4-2-1 4-3-0 4-3-0 3-3-1 3-4-0 2-5-0 0-7-0

SCHOOL 1. Carson-Newman 2. Elon Gardner-Webb 4. Presbyterian 5. Lenoir-Rhyne 6. Newberry 7. Mars Hill 8. Catawba

SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 4-2-1 3-3-1 3-4-0 1-6-0 0-7-0

PF-PA 253-167 150-77 176-134 240-201 163-229 159-181 116-183 109-194

1981 ALL 10-1-0 7-4-0 10-4-0 6-4-0 7-4-0 4-7-0 4-7-0 3-8-0

PF-PA 388-200 227-149 262-161 327-268 296-272 202-173 253-278 182-283

ALL 12-1-0 8-2-0 7-3-1 6-5-0 5-6-0 5-6-0 4-7-0 4-7-0

PF-PA 316-133 305-174 252-153 312-269 258-245 217-199 197-279 172-254

ALL 8-3-0 7-3-0 7-3-1 7-3-1 5-5-0 5-6-0 6-5-0 3-8-0

PF-PA 249-172 237-140 312-200 234-158 189-209 265-278 229-199 194-342

ALL 10-2-1 7-4-0 7-3-0 7-4-0 6-5-0 4-6-0 1-10-0 3-8-0

PF-PA 416-220 158-168 282-110 255-212 205-180 144-225 146-309 156-222

ALL 10-3-0 5-5-1 5-6-0 7-3-0 4-7-1 6-5-0 4-6-0 0-9-1

PF-PA 313-234 154-159 175-189 182-115 157-184 231-196 119-166 135-273

ALL 10-2-0 7-3-0 7-3-0 5-5-1 5-5-1 5-6-0 1-10-0 2-9-0

PF-PA 334-179 219-167 311-196 216-217 168-217 192-261 54-229 189-226

SCHOOL 1. Elon 2. Presbyterian 3. Carson-Newman 4. Catawba Gardner-Webb Mars Hill 7. Newberry Lenoir-Rhyne

SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 2-5-0

SCHOOL 1. Elon Mars Hill 3. Carson-Newman 4. Presbyterian Lenoir-Rhyne Newberry 7. Gardner-Webb 8. Catawba

SAC 6-1-0 6-1-0 5-2-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 0-7-0

1986 PF-PA 161-58 200-128 133-127 196-177 131-152 107-122 104-164 89-193

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ALL 13-1-0 8-2-1 7-3-0 4-6-0 4-7-0 3-6-0 3-7-0 1-9-0

PF-PA 378-189 208-62 218-147 153-166 186-300 98-199 125-191 152-194

ALL 10-1-0 7-2-1 6-4-0 5-5-0 5-5-0 5-5-0 3-8-0 4-7-0

PF-PA 291-125 195-167 254-165 186-149 143-172 155-127 134-226 276-314

ALL 9-1-1 8-2-1 7-3-0 6-5-0 4-6-0 4-5-1 5-7-0 2-8-0

PF-PA 256-139 247-130 177-163 240-230 179-203 160-154 218-149 241-302

ALL 9-2-0 7-3-0 7-4-0 7-3-1 5-5-1 3-7-0 2-7-1 3-7-0

PF-PA 313-143 184-142 236-139 202-116 215-210 250-264 144-160 150-206

ALL 11-0-0 8-3-0 5-5-0 4-4-1 5-5-0 3-7-0 3-7-0 0-10-1

PF-PA 356-93 248-180 139-143 146-203 301-227 169-206 169-206 145-369

1978 SCHOOL 1. Elon Presbyterian 3. Newberry Lenoir-Rhyne 5. Catawba Gardner-Webb Mars Hill 8. Carson-Newman

SAC 6-0-1 6-0-1 4-3-0 4-3-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Elon 2. Mars Hill Gardner-Webb Presbyterian 5. Lenoir-Rhyne 6. Carson-Newman 7. Newberry Catawba

SAC 6-1-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 5-2-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 1-6-0 1-6-0

SCHOOL 1. Elon 2. Catawba 3. Newberry 4. Mars Hill 5. Gardner-Webb Carson-Newman 7. Presbyterian 8. Lenoir-Rhyne

SAC 7-0-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 3-3-1 3-4-0 3-4-0 2-5-0 0-6-1

PF-PA 151-109 159-73 108-121 158-135 98-147 81-97 93-99 159-231

1977

1982 PF-PA 176-90 150-116 195-159 155-132 149-152 109-147 48-154 143-179

PF-PA 335-150 200-161 273-162 224-230 266-262 124-150 172-262 152-290

1979

1983 PF-PA 151-88 91-66 121-91 98-81 103-101 134-114 84-133 76-195

PF-PA 186-76 177-46 133-89 89-93 82-157 63-90 69-121 88-151

SCHOOL SAC PF-PA 1. Presbyterian 7-0-0 184-79 2. *Mars Hill 5-1-0 140-113 3. Carson-Newman 4-3-0 226-121 4. Elon 3-4-0 142-122 Newberry 3-4-0 91-129 6. *Lenoir-Rhyne 2-4-0 82-102 7. Catawba 2-5-0 70-136 8. Gardner-Webb 1-6-0 113-217 * Mars Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne did not meet in 1979.

1984 PF-PA 217-117 119-91 192-87 160-96 130-114 73-168 77-181 52-166

ALL 12-1-1 6-5-0 7-4-0 5-5-0 5-5-0 5-5-0 4-7-0 2-9-0

1980

1985 PF-PA 171-102 166-96 192-127 163-116 135-162 145-207 96-137 140-263

PF-PA 189-108 167-99 149-88 187-150 180-248 67-109 112-140 75-151

PF-PA 177-97 118-105 153-98 144-79 126-157 161-184 89-109 92-196

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PF-PA 244-65 130-135 101-88 124-161 190-135 170-185 110-136 108-252


All-Time standings 1975 SCHOOL SAC PF-PA ALL 1. *Lenoir-Rhyne 6-0-1 288-134 7-3-1 2. Presbyterian 3-2-1 90-62 3-6-1 3. *Newberry 4-3-0 87-163 5-5-0 4. Mars Hill 3-3-0 180-134 7-3-0 Elon 3-3-0 89-73 5-6-0 6. Carson-Newman 2-4-0 94-112 6-5-0 Catawba 2-4-0 139-191 4-6-0 8. Gardner-Webb 1-5-0 95-144 2-6-0 * Newberry and Lenoir-Rhyne played seven SAC games in 1975.

PF-PA 359-242 127-163 119-192 234-163 211-145 208-184 187-243 166-164

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Playoff history onCity, TN Carson-Newman 38, Fort Valley State 31 (OT) NCAA Division II Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 47, Slippery Rock (PA) 21 NCAA Division II Championships - Florence, AL Northwest Missouri State 24, Carson-Newman 6

ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RECORDS SCHOOL APP GM Carson-Newman 21 51 Catawba 6 10 Elon 4 9 Presbyterian 3 5 Gardner-Webb 2 5 Tusculum 1 2 Newberry 1 2 Mars Hill 1 1 Lenoir-Rhyne 0 0 Wingate 0 0

W 34 4 7 2 3 1 1 0 0 0

2008 NCAA Division II First Round - at Greeneville, TN Tusculum 34, Albany St. (Ga.) 22 NCAA Division II First Round - at Valdosta, GA Valdosta State 24, Carson-Newman 20 NCAA Division II Second Round - at Cleveland, MS Delta State 27, Tusculum 19

2007 NCAA Division II First Round - at Salisbury, NC Catawba 66, Albany State 35 NCAA Division II Second Round - at Valdosta, Ga. Valdosta State 55, Catawba 29

2006 NCAA Division II First Round - at Newberry, SC Newberry 34, Albany State 28 NCAA Division II Second Round - at Florence, Ala. North Alabama 38, Newberry 20

2005 NCAA Division II Second Round - at Clinton, SC Central Arkansas 52, Presbyterian 28

2004 NCAA Division II First Round Carson-Newan 35, Fayetteville State 14 Arkansas Tech 24, Catawba 20 NCAA Division II Second Round - at Valdosta, Ga. Valdosta State 38, Carson-Newman 12

2003 NCAA Division II First Round - Valdosta, GA Carson-Newan 35, Valdosta State 29 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - at Florence, AL North Alabama 41, Carson-Newman 9

L 16 6 2 3 2 1 1 1 0 0

T 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LAST 2008 2004 1981 2005 1992 2008 2006 1980 1962 -

1997

Valdosta State 24, Catawba 7 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - at Valdosta, GA Valdosta State 31, Carson-Newman 28

2001 NCAA Division II First Round - Salisbury, NC Catawba 35, Central Arkansas 34 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - at Valdosta, GA Catawba 37, Valdosta State 34 (OT) NCAA Division II Semifinals - at Grand Valley, Minn. Grand Valley State 34, Catawba 16

2000 NCAA Division II First Round - Salisbury, NC Catawba 28, West Georgia 24 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - Salisbury, NC Delta State 20, Catawba 14

1999 NCAA Division II First Round - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 40, Arkansas Tech 28 NCAA Division II First Round - Salisbury, NC Catawba 48, Fort Valley State 17 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 28, Catawba 25 NCAA Division II Semifinal - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 42, Northeastern State 7 NCAA Division II Championships - Florence, AL Northwest Missouri State 58, Carson-Newman 52 (4OT)

1998 NCAA Division II First Round - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 30, West Georgia 20 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - Jeffers-

NCAA Division II First Round - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 21, North Alabama 7 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 23, Albany State 22 NCAA Division II Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Northern Colorado 30, Carson-Newman 29

1996 NCAA Division II First Round - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 41, West Georgia 7 NCAA Division IIQuarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 24, Valdosta State 19 NCAA Division II Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 29, UC-Davis 26 NCAA Div. II National Championship -Florence, AL Northern Colorado 23, Carson-Newman 14

1995 NCAA Division II First Round - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 37, West Georgia 26 NCAA Division II Quarterfinals - Florence, AL North Alabama 28, Carson-Newman 7

1994 NCAA Division II First Round - Florence, AL North Alabama 17, Carson-Newman 13

1993 NCAA Division II First Round - Florence, AL North Alabama 38, Carson-Newman 28

1992 NAIA Quarterfinals Gardner-Webb 28. Concord (WV) 21 Shepherd (WV) 6, Carson-Newman 3 NAIA Semifinals Gardner-Webb 22, Shepherd (WV) 7 NAIA Champion Bowl - Boiling Springs, NC Central State (OH) 19, Gardner-Webb 16

1991

2002

1990 NAIA Quarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 35, Southwest State (MN) 6 NAIA Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Central State (OH) 41, Carson-Newman 14

1989 NAIA Quarterfinals - Charleston, WV Carson-Newman 51, West Virginia Tech 13 NAIA Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 20, Central State (OH) 17 NAIA Champion Bowl - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 34, Emporia State (KS) 20

1988 NAIA First Round Carson-Newman 62, Concord (WV) 29 Central State (OH) 24, Catawba 10 NAIA Quarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 42, Moorhead State 6 NAIA Semifinals - Wilberforce, OH Carson-Newman 13, Central State (OH) 0 NAIA Champion Bowl - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 56, Adams State (CO) 21

1987 NAIA First Round Presbyterian 41, Concord (WV) 0 Gardner-Webb 27, Moorhead State (MN) 7 Carson-Newman 26, Central State (OH) 13 NAIA Quarterfinals Carson-Newman 27, Gardner-Webb 24 Pittsburg State (KS) 42, Presbyterian 21 NAIA Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 21, Mesa (CO) 7 NAIA Champion Bowl - Lawton, OK Cameron (OK) 30, Carson-Newman 2

1986 NAIA Quarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 30, Shepherd (WV) 10 NAIA Semifinals - Hillsdale, MI Carson-Newman 19, Hillsdale (MI) 16 (OT) NAIA Champion Bowl - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 17, Cameron (OK) 0

1984 NAIA Quarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 42, Concord (WV) 6 NAIA Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 24, Saginaw Valley(MI) 21 (OT) NAIA Champion Bowl - Conway, AR Carson-Newman 19, Central Arkansas 19

1983 NAIA Quarterfinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 42, Shepherd (WV) 21 NAIA Semifinals - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 41, Saginaw Valley (MI) 7 NAIA Champion Bowl-Grand Junction, CO Carson-Newman 36, Mesa (CO) 28

1982

NCAA Division II First Round - Jefferson City, TN Carson-Newman 40, Fayetteville State 27 NCAA Division II First Round - Valdosta, GA

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NAIA Quarterfinals - Gunnison, CO Western State (CO) 38, Carson-Newman 21

NAIA Quarterfinals - Hillsdale, MI Hillsdale (MI) 20, Carson-Newman 12

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Playoff history 1981 NAIA Quarterfinals - Bluefield, WV Elon 37, Concord (WV) 8 NAIA Semifinals - Burlington, NC Elon 41, Hillsdale (MI) 14 NAIA Champion Bowl - Burlington, NC Elon 3, Pittsburg State (KS) 0

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1980 NAIA Quarterfinals - Mars Hill, NC Kearney State (NE) 9, Mars Hill 6 NAIA Quarterfinals - Burlington, NC Elon 17, Concord (WV) 14 NAIA Champion Bowl - Burlington, NC Elon 17, Northeast Oklahoma State 10

1979 NAIA Quarterfinals - Clinton, SC Presbyterian 36, Saginaw Valley (MI) 6 NAIA Semifinals - Edmond, OK Central State (OK) 24, Presbyterian 6

1978 NAIA Quarterfinals - Burlington, NC Elon 21, Concord (WV) 6 NAIA Semifinals - Burlington, NC Elon 13, Grand Valley State (MI) 7 Palm Bowl (NAIA Championship) - McAllen, TX Angelo State (TX) 34, Elon 14

1976 Playoff Bowl - Burlington, NC Central Arkansas 10, Elon 7

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Record Book Team (Season)

Team (Misc.)

OFFENSE MOST FIRST DOWNS: 318, Carson-Newman (1999) MOST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: 6577, Carson-Newman (1999) MOST RUSHING YARDS: 4819, Carson-Newman (1999) MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES: 43, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST EXTRA POINTS KICKED: 70, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED: 84, Carson-Newman (1999) MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS: 644, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST PASSING COMPLETIONS: 352, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST PASSING YARDS: 4823, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST POINTS SCORED: 597, Carson-Newman (1999) LEAST POINTS SCORED: 54, Mars Hill (1982)

MOST GAMES PLAYED, SEASON: 14, Carson-Newman (1999), Carson-Newman (1996), Gardner-Webb (1992), Carson-Newman (1988), Carson-Newman (1987), Elon (1980) MOST VICTORIES, SEASON: 13, Carson-Newman (1999), Elon (1980) MOST DEFEATS, SEASON: 10, Mars Hill (1998), LenoirRhyne (1997, 1984), Mars Hill (1982), Lenoir-Rhyne (1976) MOST PENALTIES, SEASON: 171, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST YARDS PENALIZED, SEASON: 1540, GardnerWebb (1992) MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITHOUT A TIE: 240, Lenoir-Rhyne (from 3rd game of 1982 to present)

DEFENSE FEWEST POINTS ALLOWED: 62, Mars Hill (1980) FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED: 115, Catawba (2000) FEWEST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE ALLOWED: 2073, Mars Hill (1980) FEWEST RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED: 601, Tusculum (2006) FEWEST PASSING YARDS ALLOWED: 665, Presbyterian (1980) MOST INTERCEPTIONS: 40, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES: 27, Elon (1981 and 1976) MOST SHUTOUTS: 4, Mars Hill (1980), Elon (1976) MOST TURNOVERS CAUSED: 62, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST DEFENSIVE TDS: 7, Gardner-Webb (1992)

Team (Game) OFFENSE MOST POINTS: 77, Carson-Newman vs. Tusculum (2000); 77, Carson-Newman vs. Concord (2008) MOST POINTS, COMBINED: 116, Wingate (61) vs. Catawba (55) (1993) MOST TDs, COMBINED: 16, Catawba (8) vs. Wingate (8) (1993); 16, Carson-Newman (9) vs. Mars Hill (7), (2008) MOST FIRST DOWNS: 38, Elon vs. Wingate (1992) MOST FIRST DOWNS, COMBINED: 60, Catawba (33) vs. Wingate (27) (1993) MOST YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE: 914, Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Davidson (1975) MOST YARDS RUSHING: 837, Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Davidson (1975) MOST YARDS PASSING: 542, Presbyterian vs. Tusculum (2001) MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 83, Elon vs. CarsonNewman (1976) MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS: 70, Presbyterian vs. Tusculum (2001) MOST PASSING COMPLETIONS: 50, Presbyterian vs. Tusculum (2001) LARGEST VICTORY MARGIN: 73, Carson-Newman (76) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (3) (1997) DEFENSE FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED: 3, Catawba vs. North Greenville (2000); 3, Catawba vs. Livingstone (2008) MOST INTERCEPTIONS: 6, by many teams (most recently Presbyterian vs. Gardner-Webb (1993) MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES: 8, Gardner-Webb vs. Carson-Newman (1980)

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Individual (Game) RUSHING MOST ATTEMPTS: 48, Bobby Hedrick, Elon vs. Newberry (1978) MOST YARDS: 342, Leonard Davis, Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Gardner-Webb (1993) LONGEST RUN: 99 yards, Roniae Mayne, Carson-Newman vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (1999) PASSING MOST ATTEMPTS: 70, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian, vs. Tusculum (2001) MOST COMPLETIONS: 50, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian vs. Tusculum (2001) MOST YARDS: 542, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian vs. Tusculum (2001) MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES: 6, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian vs Tusculum (1999); John Craven, GardnerWebb vs. Wingate (1992); Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian vs Wingate(1998); Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian vs. Tusculum (2001); Zach Ellis, Presbyterian, vs. Webber International (2003); Josh Stepp, Newberry vs. Catawba (2005) HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (Min. 10 attempts): .917 (11-12), Josh Stepp, Newberry vs. Brevard (2006) LONGEST PASS COMPLETION: 99 yards, Randy Whitson to Eric Peeler, Mars Hill vs. Wingate (1987) MOST CONSECUTIVE PASS COMPLETITIONS, SINGLE GAME: 20, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian vs. Wingate (1999) RECEIVING MOST CATCHES: 18, Terrence Steward, Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Mars Hill (1986); D.J. Humphries, Presbyterian vs. Tusculum (2001) MOST YARDS: 275, D.J. Humphries, Presbyterian vs. West Georgia (2001) MOST TOUCHDOWN CATCHES: 4, Lucas Greene, Wingate vs. Tusculum (1999), Travis Smith, Presbyterian vs. Wingate (1998), Travis Smith, Presbyterian vs. Newberry (1998), Matt Riggs, Tusculum vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (2002), Matt Riggs, Tusculum vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (2002), Derrick Higgins, Newberry vs. North Greenville (2003) LONGEST RECEPTION: 99 yards, Eric Peeler from Randy Whitson, Mars Hill vs. Wingate (1987)

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SCORING MOST POINTS SCORED: 36, Steve Parsley, Presbyterian vs. Catawba (1989) MOST TOUCHDOWNS: 6, Steve Parsley, Presbyterian vs. Catawba (1989) MOST EXTRA POINTS: 10, Mike Cox, Gardner-Webb vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (1976) MOST FIELD GOALS: 5, Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb vs. Newberry (1987), Tom Sexton, Catawba vs. CarsonNewman (1978)

Individual (Misc.) MOST TOTAL OFFENSE, GAME: 560, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian vs. West Georgia (2001) LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN: 100+, Damon Wright, Carson-Newman vs. Wingate (1992), Damon Wright, Carson-Newman vs. Presbyterian (1990), LaMarr Landrum, Catawba vs. Newport News (1984), Jimmy Smith, Elon vs. Newberry (1983) LONGEST PUNT RETURN: 95, David Pool, CarsonNewman vs. Gardner-Webb (1988) LONGEST FIELD GOAL: 57, Eddie Taylor, Newberry vs. Furman (1985) LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN: 100, Chuck Proffitt, Carson-Newman vs. Catawba (1989), Mike Schlechter, Carson-Newman vs. Liberty (1986), Pat Apke, CarsonNewman vs. Mars Hill (1983), Ron Gartrell, CarsonNewman vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (1980), Roosevelt Brooks, Elon vs. Mars Hill (1991), 100 Khalid Abdullah vs. Wingate (2001), Tore’ Girty, Lenoir-Rhyne, at Catawba (2003) LONGEST FAILED FIELD GOAL RETURN: 100+, Josh Pierce, Newberry vs. Wingate (2000) MOST SACKS: 7.5, Darryl Gooden, Carson-Newman vs. Howard Payne (1992) MOST KICKOFF RETURNS FOR TD, GAME: 2, Kendall James, Carson-Newman vs. Presbyterian (1993), Ricardo Colclough, Tusculum, vs Morehouse (2003) MOST KICKOFF RETURNS FOR TD SEASON: 4, Kendall James, Carson-Newman (1993)


Record Book Individual (Season) RUSHING MOST ATTEMPTS: 372, Bobby Hedrick, Elon (1980) MOST YARDS: 1867, Kenneth Tyson, Carson-Newman (1987) HIGHEST PER GAME AVERAGE: 173.2, Leonard Davis, Lenoir-Rhyne (1994) PASSING MOST ATTEMPTS: 556, John Craven, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST COMPLETIONS: 335, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian (2001) MOST YARDS: 4097, Corey Russell, Tusculum (2008) MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES: 37, John Craven, Gardner-Webb (1992); 37, Corey Russell, Tusculum (2008) HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE: .708 (179-253), Tony Colston, Tusculum (2003) MOST CONSECUTIVE ATTEMPTS WITHOUT AN INTERCEPTION: 172, Chip Stuart, Gardner-Webb (1982) DEFENSE MOST SACKS: 18, DeVonte Peterson, Catawba (1999); Darryl Gooden, Carson-Newman (1992) RECEIVING MOST CATCHES: 114, Rodney Robinson, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST TOUCHDOWN CATCHES: 17, Rodney Robinson, Gardner-Webb (1992) MOST RECEIVING YARDS: 1792, Rodney Robinson, Gardner-Webb (1992) SCORING MOST POINTS SCORED: 144, Kenneth Tyson, CarsonNewman (1987) MOST POINTS PER GAME: 12.7, Leonard Davis, LenoirRhyne (1994) MOST TOUCHDOWNS: 24, Kenneth Tyson, Carson-Newman (1987) MOST POINTS SCORED BY KICKING: 109, Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb (1987) MOST EXTRA POINTS: 70, Andre Kwasnik, GardnerWebb (1992) MOST FIELD GOALS: 19, Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb (1987); 19, Paul Czerniak, Tusculum (2000)

Individual (Career) RUSHING MOST ATTEMPTS: 1259, Bobby Hedrick, Elon (1977-80) MOST YARDS: 5604, Bobby Hedrick, Elon (1977-80) HIGHEST SEASON YARD AVERAGE: 1375, Bobby Hedrick, Elon (1977-80) PASSING MOST ATTEMPTS: 1679, John Craven, Gardner-Webb (1991-1994) MOST COMPLETIONS: 896, John Craven, Gardner-Webb (1991-1994) MOST YARDS: 10,937, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian (1998-2001) MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES: 111, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian (1998-2001) HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE: .635 (544-857), Tony Colston, Tusculum (2002-04). HIGHEST SEASON YARDAGE AVG: 2,734.3, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian (1998-2001)

RECEIVING MOST CATCHES: 247, Terrence Steward, Lenoir-Rhyne (1983-86) MOST TD CATCHES: 34, Travis Smith, Presbyterian (1997-2000) MOST YARDS: 3631, Terrence Steward, Lenoir-Rhyne (1983-86) HIGHEST SEASON YARDAGE AVG: 1063, Rodney Robinson, Gardner-Webb (1989, 1991-92) SCORING MOST POINTS SCORED: 460, Leonard Guyton, CarsonNewman (1986-2003) MOST TOUCHDOWNS: 75, Leonard Guyton, CarsonNewman (1986-2003) MOST POINTS SCORED BY KICKS: 278, Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb (1986-89) MOST EXTRA POINTS: 149, Rick Whetsel, Carson-Newman (1988-90) MOST FIELD GOALS: 48, Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb (1986-89) MOST TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE: 121, Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian (1998-2001)

Misc. Records 99 96 95 94 94 93 92 91 91 89 89 88 87 87 87 86 86 85 85 85

LONGEST RUSHING PLAY Ronaie Maye (CN) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1999 Hugh Rutledge (CN) vs. Catawba, 1982 Antwon Oliver (CN) vs. Presbyterian, 1999 Leon Williams (MH) vs. Wingate, 1994 Robert Hardy (CN) vs. Gardner-Webb, 1990 Vic Gilmore (NEW) vs. Wingate, 1999 Kenneth Tyson (CN) vs. Newberry, 1984 Terrence Stokes (MH) vs. Newberry, 2000 Hugh Rutledge (CN) vs. Mars Hill, 1979 Robert Thomas (CN) vs. Presbyterian, 1988 Eddie Pettus, (NEW) vs. Wofford, 1979 Reggie Brown (CN) vs. St. Francis, 1991 Randy Bell (CN) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 2002 Divine Peters (TC) vs. Morehead State, 2002 J J. Chatmon (C-N) at Wingate, 2003 Robert Hardy (CN) vs. West Virginia Tech, 1989 Floyd Mathis (CN) vs. Howard Payne, 1993 Charlie Johnson (CN) vs. Gardner-Webb, 1979 Kenneth Tyson (CN) vs. Mars Hill, 1984 Deshon Rodell (NEW) vs. Tusculum, 2005

LONGEST PASS PLAY 99 Randy Whitson to Eric Peeler, (MH) vs. Wingate, 1987 98 Leonard Guyton to Alvin Sanders (CN) vs. Western Oregon, 2002 96 Antjuan Welch to Rod DeWalt (MH) at Presbyterian, 2003 94 Brandon Gantt to Kelton Tindal (NEW) vs. Catawba, 2008 94 Brian Shealy to Willie Stewart (NEW) vs. Carson-Newman, 2002 93 Antjuan Welch to Rod DeWalt (MH) vs. Wingate, 2003 93 Brad Roach to Trevan Davis (CAT) vs. Newberry, 2005 89 Brandon Sims to Tyrea Allen (MH) vs. Brevard, 2006 88 Todd Cunningham to Travis Smith (PC) vs. Newberry, 2000 87 Danny Sanders to Tim Gaines (CN) vs. Mars Hill, 1977 84 Tony Linginfelter to Tim Gaines (CN) vs. Em. & Henry,1975 84 Edwin Lowery to David Pool (CN) vs. Fairmont State, 1988 84 Anthony Metzelaars to Dan Brooks (WU) vs. Tusculum

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(2006) 83 Mazzie Drummond to Derrick Higgins (NEW) vs. Catawba, 2003 82 Todd Cunningham to D.J. Humphries (PC) vs. West Georgia, 2001 81 Ray Butler to Damon Wright (CN) vs. Mars Hill, 1992 81 Andy Smith to J.R. Wooten (TC) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 1999 81 Jack Murdock to Adrian Pigford (NEW) vs. Mars Hill, 1997 LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN 100 Kenneth Tyson (CN) vs. Mesa State, 1983 100 Damon Wright (CN) vs. Presbyterian, 1990 100 Damon Wright (CN) vs. Wingate, 1992 99 J.C. Jordan (CN) vs. Presbyterian, 1985 98 Patrick Pinchinat (WU) vs Mars Hill, 2008 97 Steve Dees (CN) vs. Maryville, 1980 97 Ricardo Colclough (TC) vs Morehouse, 2003 97 Evan Huggard (LR) vs. Tusculum (2005) 96 Willie Lundy (CN) vs. Newberry, 1987 96 Chris Winford (L-R) at Catawba, 2003 95 Donald Amaker (TC) vs. Carson-Newman, 2001 95 Jacques Rumph (CN) vs. Albany State, 1997 94 Kendall James (CN) vs. Presbyterian, 1993 LONGEST PUNT RETURNS 95 David Pool (CN) vs. Gardner-Webb, 1988 95 Steve Dees (CN) vs. Shepherd, 1983 90 Damon Wright (CN) vs. Presbyterian, 1991 86 Deonte Bolden (CN) at Valdosta State, 2004 85 Ricardo Colclough (TC) at Charleston Southern, 2003 82 Chip Lewis (CAT) vs. Wingate, 1991 81 Ques Rumph (CN) vs. NW Missouri, 1999 80 Pat Johnson (CN) vs. Cameron, 1986 76 Donald Amaker (TC) vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2002 74 Darren Hughes (CN) vs. Mars Hill, 1989 LONGEST FIELD GOALS 57 Eddie Taylor (NC) vs. Furman, 1985 55 Chris Brewer (WU) at West Virginia Wesleyan, 2004 53 Tom Sexton (CAT) vs. Newberry, 1977 53 Louis Reveiz (CN) vs. Gardner-Webb, 1985 52 Paul Czerniak (TC) vs. Livingstone, 2000 52 Paul Czerniak (TC) vs. Jacksonville, 2000 52 Louis Reveiz (CN) vs. Liberty, 1986 52 Jason Norton (CAT) vs. Gardner-Webb, 1994 52 Jason Norton (CAT) vs. Liberty, 1994 51 Mike Carter (TC) vs. Livingstone, 1999 51 Tyson Maples (CN) vs. Valdosta State, 1997 50 Bryan Standfest (CN) vs. Gardner-Webb, 1993

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Record Book SINGLE GAME RUSHING YARDS PLAYER Leonard Davis Antoine Jones Dwayne Clark Walter Hardnett Heath Hawkins Todd Scott Tracy Bowen Tony Pope Kenneth Tyson Alex Haynes Mason Gordon Bobby Hedrick Terrance Stokes

SCH LR MH E GW CN CAT W LRC CN NEW PC E MH

YR 1993 2005 1989 1983 1998 1990 1998 1999 1987 2007 1993 1979 2000

OPP Gardner-Webb Lenoir-Rhyne Mars Hill Wofford Slippery Rock Lenoir-Rhyne Benedict Wingate Elon Bowie State Mars Hill Carson-Newman Wingate

ATT 34 33 24 42 21 36 28 42 30 25 36 36 34

YDS 344 322 309 303 299 298 294 292 292 255 254 252 252

SINGLE GAME PASSING YARDS PLAYER Todd Cunningham Todd Cunningham Luke Samples John Craven Brad Roach Jeron Cain Vernon Buck Eric McCollom Josh Stepp Corey Russell Josh Stepp Tony Colston

SCH PC PC CAT GW CAT WU WU NEW NEW TC NEW TC

YR 2001 2001 2003 1992 2007 2000 1994 2008 2004 2007 2005 2004

OPP Tusculum West Georgia Carson-Newman Wingate Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne Elon Tusculum Carson-Newman Wingate Catawba Newberry

ATT 50 37 66 41 64 49 40 29 60 40 56 41

CO 70 64 38 27 37 28 27 40 35 26 3 25

INT 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 2 3 1 0

YDS 542 505 492 487 486 478 467 448 440 438 425 419

SINGLE GAME RECEIVING YARDS PLAYER D.J. Humphries Duane Foster Terence Sterward Travis Smith Lucas Greene Rod DeWalt D.J. Humphries Lavern Reddick Rodney Robinson Eric Harris

SCH PC GW LR PC WU MH PC PC GW GW

YR 2001 1979 1986 1998 2000 2003 2001 1988 1992 1997

OPP Tusculum U. of Mexico Mars Hill Newberry Lenoir-Rhyne Presbyterian West Georgia Wofford Mars Hill Wingate

REC 16 13 18 9 9 3 18 4 13 11

YDS 275 267 266 266 260 253 244 242 237 233

SINGLE SEASON RUSHING YARDS PLAYER Kenneth Tyson Bobby Hedrick Clayto Burke Leonard Davis Terrance Stokes Travis McFadden Bobby Hedrick Heath Hawkins Kenneth Tyson Antwon Oliver Ty Westmoreland

SCH CN E PC LR MH MH E CN CN CN CN

YR 1987 1980 1979 1994 2000 2001 1978 1998 1984 1999 1996

ATT 268 372 347 216 221 304 358 187 192 184 213

TDS 21 18 16 19 13 13 20 22 17 17 14

YDS 1867 1793 1575 1559 1558 1534 1505 1457 1456 1454 1411

SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS PLAYER Corey Russell John Craven Todd Cunningham Brian Baughman John Craven Vernon Buck Mitch Ellis Josh Stepp Luke Samples Caleb Slover Anthony Metzelaars Zach Ellis

SCH TC GW PC WU GW WU CAT NEW CAT TC WU PC

YR 2008 1992 2001 1999 1993 1993 1999 2004 2003 2001 2006 2005

ATT 505 556 531 485 449 386 336 364 361 412 374 408

CO 301 307 335 283 249 189 176 213 211 246 212 244

TD 37 37 36 22 23 22 23 24 21 17 19 28

INT 14 28 14 17 28 17 9 13 10 11 9 10

YDS 4097 4089 3860 3331 2950 2943 2830 2829 2785 2769 2766 2679

SINGLE SEASON RECEIVING YARDS PLAYER Rodney Robinson

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SCH GW

YR 1992

REC 114

TDS 17

YDS 1792

D.J. Humphries Kevin Wolcott Mike Ragin Shannon Myers Terence Steward Travis Smith Terence Steward Corey Ready Terence Steward

PC TC WU LR LR PC LR CAT LR

2001 2003 1993 1994 1986 1998 1985 2003 1984

95 92 61 46 78 58 75 70 65

14 6 8 13 3 16 4 8 7

1340 1159 1137 1136 1105 1099 1052 1043 1040

SINGLE SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS PLAYER Corey Russell John Craven Todd Cunningham Vernon Buck Josh Stepp Josh Stepp Caleb Slover Brian Baughman Luke Samples John Craven Vernon Buck Vernon Buck Mitch Ellis

SCH TC GW PC WU NEW NEW TC WU CAT GW W W CAT

YR 2008 1992 2001 1993 2004 2006 2001 1999 2003 1993 1994 1992 1999

RUSH 810 -96 99 364 384 425 238 -329 209 -41 334 356 45

TD 12 0 4 4 7 6 6 0 2 1 4 8 1

PASS 4097 4089 3860 2943 2829 2593 2769 3331 2785 2950 2504 2482 2830

TD 37 37 36 22 24 28 17 22 21 23 23 11 23

TOT 4907 3993 3959 3307 3213 3018 3007 3002 2994 2946 2838 2838 2875

TD 49 37 40 26 31 34 23 22 23 24 27 19 24

CAREER RUSHING YARDS PLAYER Bobby Hedrick Leonard Davis Dwayne Clark Robert Thomas Kenneth Tyson Darren Middleton Vic Gilmore Steve Gorrie Hugh Rutledge Ty Westmoreland

SCH E LR E CN CN GW NEW PC CN CN

YRS 1977-80 1990-94 1985-87 1988-91 1983-87 1986-89 1997-2000 1992-95 1979-82 1994-97

ATT 1259 839 753 641 565 618 797 728 547 511

TD 60 58 50 35 44 32 35 31 29 46

YDS 5604 4853 4391 4156 4042 4032 3860 3486 3416 3388

CAREER PASSING YARDS PLAYER Todd Cunningham John Craven Corey Russell Vernon Buck Luke Samples Chip Stuart Mike Warfield Brian Bryson Tony Colston Ashley Abernathy

SCH PC GW TC WU CAT GW CAT LR TC MH

YRS 1998-2001 1991-94 2005-08 1991-94 2001-04 1979-82 1987-91 1984-87 2002-04 1992-95

ATT 1376 1679 1382 1393 1279 1170 1000 934 857 906

CO 834 896 773 728 744 648 489 502 544 449

TD 111 86 82 72 74 58 42 39 37 39

INT 47 95 49 61 38 50 45 38 28 42

YDS 10937 10793 9887 9884 9650 7455 6923 6583 6207 6026

CAREER RECEIVING YARDS PLAYER Terence Steward Mike Ragin Rodney Robinson Travis Smith Derrick Sharpe Tymere Zimmerman Tank Black Nick Means Kevin Wolcott Lonnie Custer Kelvin Richardson

SCH LR W GW PC MH NEW CN CAT TC GW GW

YRS 1983-86 1990-93 1989-92 1997-2000 1990-93 2003-2006 1975-78 1999-02 2000-03 1992-95 1984-87

REC 247 202 184 183 229 250 209 185 200 159 141

TD 18 19 29 34 16 40 21 25 12 18 10

YDS 3631 3240 3189 3095 3094 3051 2875 2796 2377 2362 2314

CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS PLAYER Todd Cunningham Corey Russell Vernon Buck John Craven Luke Samples Mike Warfield Chip Stuart Tony Colston Leonard Guyton Brian Bryson

SCH PC TC WU GW CAT CAT GW TC C-N LR

YRS 1998-2001 2005-08 1991-94 1991-94 2001-04 1987-91 1979-82 2002-04 1998-03 1984-87

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RUSH 641 1428 1343 -296 733 755 -47 657 1675 37

TD 10 21 19 2 13 22 17 12 36 9

PASS 10937 9887 9884 10793 9650 6923 7455 6307 5098 6583

TD 111 82 72 86 74 42 58 37 41 39

TOT TD 11578 121 11315 103 11227 91 10497 88 10383 87 7678 64 6984 65 6964 49 6773 77 6620 48


All-Time All-Conference OL–Marchant Faustin, Newberry; OL–Michael Bujnak, Tusculum; OL–Brandon Manshack, Wingate; PK–Ryan Lukshis, Newberry; RS–Donald Brown, Wingate FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL–Ron Ellington, Catawba; DL–Benjamin McDowell, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL–Adrian Samples, Tusculum; DL–Kenwin Cummings, Wingate; LB–Nathaniel Smith, Mars Hill; LB–Will Newell, Newberry; LB–Antwan Thomas, Presbyterian; LB–Kenny Wells, Tusculum; DB–Charles Mormon, Catawba; DB–Derrell Mills, Newberry; DB–Chad Burgess, Presbyterian; DB–Kevin Molony, Presbyterian; DB–David Jones, Wingate; P–John Gregory, Tusculum; LS–Robby Kelly, Tusculum SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - QB–Anthony Metzelaars, Wingate; WR–Brent Johnson, Catawba; WR–Jamichael Caldwell, Tusculum; WR–Gary Tatum, Wingate; RB–Jamelle Cuthbertson, Catawba; RB–Deshon Rodell, Newberry; RB–S.J. Worrell, Presbyterian; TE–Shane Timmons, Catawba; OL–Nate Skellenger, Carson-Newman; OL–Will Reedy, Catawba; OL–J.P. Gunter, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL–Matt Vogel, Mars Hill; OL–Gavin Mauldin, Tusculum; PK–Glen Black, Tusculum; RS–Lance Johnson, Catawba SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL–Anthony Toribio, CarsonNewman; DL–Marcus Huntley, Catawba; DL–Aaron Cotteral, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL–Jonathan Breaux, Newberry; LB–Eric Rice, Carson-Newman; LB–Lester Sconyers, Catawba; LB–Justin Jones, Presbyterian; LB–Stuart Sheppard, Wingate; DB–Brandon Walden, Carson-Newman; DB–Octavius Love, Tusculum; DB–Donald Brown, Wingate; P–David Brentz, Carson-Newman; LS–Sean Foley, Presbyterian

ALL-TIME ALL-CONFERENCE School Carson-Newman Catawba Mars Hill Presbyterian Elon Lenoir-Rhyne Newberry Gardner-Webb Wingate Tusculum Brevard

Off. 1st/2nd 106/86 54/72 47/41 49/42 44/40 54/48 39/39 43/36 22/32 17/18 0/0

Def. 1st/2nd 98/78 60/53 51/55 45/50 54/39 24/48 34/41 40/31 14/25 26/24 0/2

Total 368 239 194 186 177 174 153 150 93 85 2

2008 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB – Corey Russell, Tusculum; RB – Buck Wakefield, Carson-Newman; RB – Jamelle Cuthbertson, Catawba; RB – Nelson Woods, Wingate; WR – Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman; WR – Tyrea Allen, Mars Hill; WR – Kelton Tindal, Newberry; WR – Ryan Tallent, Tusculum; TE – Jarrell NeSmith, Tusculum; OL – Thomas Battle, CarsonNewman; OL – Terence Crosby, Catawba; OL – Chandler Rearden, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL – Marchent Faustin, Newberry; OL – Danny Partida, Tusculum; PK – Colin Corpe, Lenoir-Rhyne; LS – Jordon Simmons, Lenoir-Rhyne FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL – Darius Wrentz, CarsonNewman; DL – Melquan Fair, Catawba; DL – Chris Dowdell, Mars Hill; DL – David Harris, Newberry; LB – Brian Brown, Carson-Newman; LB – Charles McAfee, Catawba; LB – Will Newell, Newberry; LB – Justin Scott, Tusculum; DB – Mario Russell, Carson-Newman; DB – Deshon Nesbitt, Mars Hill; DB – Kamaal McIlwain, Newberry; DB – Jeremy Thompson, Tusculum; P – John Gregory, Tusculum; RS – Patrick Pinchinat, Wingate SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - QB – Alex Good, Carson-Newman; RB – Ricky Harris, Carson-Newman; RB – George Washington, Mars Hill; RB – Marcus Foster, Tusculum; WR – Nate Binder, Tusculum; WR – Shawn Barrett, Wingate; TE – Ryan Webber, Wingate; OL – Jeff Weaver, Carson-Newman; OL – Eric Nelson, Mars Hill; OL – Josh Sims, Mars Hill; OL – Matt Holmes, Newberry; OL – Cam LeGrand, Wingate; PK – Michael Pinkerton, Mars Hill; LS – Chad Case, Catawba SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL – Brandon Harmon, CarsonNewman; DL – Brandon Sutton, Catawba; DL – Lance Clark, Newberry; DL – Rynel Butler, Tusculum; LB – Stanley Jones, Brevard; LB – Brandon Rawls, Brevard; LB – Stan Galbraith, Mars Hill; LB – Jarvis Littlejohn, Tusculum; DB – Jasmon Carpenter, Catawba; DB – Marcus Shuford, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB – Andre Moyd, Newberry; DB – Tylan Merkerson, Wingate; P – Chris Jones, Carson-Newman; RS – Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman; RS – Barry Tate, Lenoir-Rhyne

2007 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB – Brad Roach, Catawba; QB - Alex Good, Carson-Newman; RB – Kory Fisher, Catawba; RB – Alex Haynes, Newberry; RB – George Washington, Mars Hill; WR – Ryan Tallent, Tusculum; WR – Brent Johnson, Catawba; WR – Reggie Hubbard, Carson-Newman; TE – Chris Conklin, Wingate; OL – Heath Benedict, Newberry; OL – Matt Tyrell, Carson-Newman; OL – Ross Shaffer, Carson-Newman; OL – Terence Crosby, Catawba; OL – Bentley Rogers, Mars Hill

2005 Newberry College wide receiver Tymere Zimmerman was an All-Conference pick from 2003-2006. RS – Antonio Patton, Newberry; PK – Andrew Coln, LenoirRhyne FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL – Kenwin Cummings, Wingate; DL – Adrian Samples, Tusculum; DL – Ron Ellington, Catawba; DL – Darius Wrentz, Carson-Newman; LB – Eric Rice, Carson-Newman; LB – Justin Scott, Tusculum; LB – Brian Brown, Carson-Newman; LB – Nathaniel Smith, Mars Hill; DB – Jeremy Thompson, Tusculum; DB – Rashawn Champion, Mars Hill; DB – Temarcus Thompson, Newberry; DB – Denares Waites, Carson-Newman; P – Chris Jones, Carson-Newman; LS – Robbie Kelly, Tusculum SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - RB – Buck Wakefi eld, CarsonNewman; RB – Nelson Woods, Wingate; RB – George Bell, Catawba; WR – David Smith, Newberry; WR – Demario Zachery, Mars Hill; WR – Shawn Barrett, Wingate; TE – Shane Timmons, Catawba; OL – Matt Lawrie, Tusculum; OL – Cam LeGrand, Wingate; OL – Hunter Carnes, Catawba; OL – Greg Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL – Jonathan Dailey, Newberry; RS – Travis Landrum, Catawba; PK – Aubrey Ingham, CarsonNewman SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL –Anthony Toribio, CarsonNewman; DL – Tony Ransom, Newberry; DL – Charles Chavous, Mars Hill; DL – Melquan Fair, Catawba; LB – Jarvis Littlejohn, Tusculum; LB – Charles McAfee, Catawba; LB – Tyler Johnson, Wingate; LB – Joe Brown, Catawba; DB – Derrell Mills, Newberry; DB – Jasmon Carpenter, Catawba; DB – Otis Ballard, Carson-Newman; DB – Barry Tate, LenoirRhyne; P – John Gregory, Tusculum; LS – Jordon Simmons, Lenoir-Rhyne

2006 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB–Josh Stepp, Newberry; WR–Tymere Zimmerman, Newberry; WR–Justin Durant, Presbyterian; WR–Dan Brooks, Wingate; RB–Ronnie Edwards, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB–Alex Haynes, Newberry; RB–Patrick King, Tusculum; TE–Chris Conklin, Wingate; OL–James Periminis, Carson-Newman; OL–Heath Benedict, Newberry;

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FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Zach Ellis, Presbyterian; WRTymere Zimmerman, Newberry; WR-Christopher Winford, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Justin Durant, Presbyterian; WR-Corey Ready, Catawba; RB-Antione Jones, Mars Hill; RB-Kory Fisher, Catawba; RB-Andrew Tudor, Lenoir-Rhyne; TE-Shane Timmons, Catawba; OL-Pat Egan, Carson-Newman; OL-Marcus Brisbone, Presbyterian; OL-Heath Benedict, Newberry; OL-Corey Kirby, Mars Hill; OL-Zack Farr, Newberry; OL-Will Reedy, Catawba; PK-Rush Rollins, Catwba; RS-Octavius Love, Tusuclum FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Shajai Jackson, Carson-Newman; DL-Kenwin Cummings, Wingate; DL-Ron Ellington, Catawba; DL-Adrian Samples, Tusculum; LB-Antwan Thomas, Presbyterian; LB-Terrance Leverett, Newberry; LBAnthony Robinson, Carson-Newman; LB-Lester Sconyers, Catawba; DB-Deonte Bolden, Carson-Newman; DB-David Jones, Wingate; DB-Quasi Gary, Presbyterian; DB -Chad Burgess, Presbyterian; P-Stuart Moll, Presbyterian; LS-Robbie Kelly, Tusculum SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Josh Stepp, Newberry; WRDan Brooks, Wingate; WR-Jamichael Caldwell, Tusculum; RB-J.J. Chatmon, Carson-Newman; RB-Ray Hightower, Carson-Newman; RB-Mario Crowe, Catawba; TE-Matt Winters, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Tee Campbell, Carson-Newman; OL-Gavin Mauldin, Tusculum; OL-Craig Whitley, Wingate; OL-Brandon Manshack, Wingate; PK-Ryan Lukshis, Newberry; RS-Deonte Bolden, Carson-Newman SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Benjamin McDowell, LenoirRhyne; DL-Anthony Toribio, Carson-Newman; DL-Donte Strickland, Carson-Newman; DL-Marcus Huntley, Catawba; LB-Tim Clarke, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Shawn Harris, Tusculum; LB-Eric Rice, Carson-Newman; LB-Allen Smith, Wingate; DB-Jermey Brown, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Marcus Robinson, Tusculum; DB-Donald Brown, Wingate; DB-Rashawn Champion, Mars Hill; P-David Brentz, Carson-Newman; LS-Sean Foley, Presbyterian

2004 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Shane Kelley, Carson-Newman; WR-Rod Dewalt, Mars Hill; WR-Tim Pope, Presbyterian; WR-Tymere Zimmerman, Newberry; RB-Rayvon Howard,

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All-Time All-Conference Carson-Newman; RB-Antione Jones, Mars Hill; RB-Andrew Tudor, Lenoir-Rhyne; TE-Leonard Weaver, Carson-Newman; OL-Caleb Crothers, Carson-Newman; OL-Prince Floyd, Mars Hill; OL-Mario Leon, Tusculum; OL-Daniel Lynch, Catawba; OL-Reggie Perkins, Carson-Newman; PK-Andrew Coln, Lenoir-Rhyne; LS-Tony Tofanelli, Wingate FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Quincy Brown, CarsonNewman; DL-Kolby Fisher, Catawba; DL-Lebron Johnson, Tusculum; DL-Tony Ransom, Newberry; LB-Tim Clarke, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-SaMario Houston, Catawba; LB-Terrance Leverett, Newberry; LB-Colby Simmons, Mars Hill; DB-Quasi Gary, Presbyterian; DB-Ra’Shun Judge, Tusculum; DB-Jonathan Lyles, Newberry; DB-JaQuan Winston, Mars Hill; P-Cory Newton, Tusculum; RS-Chris Winford, Lenoir-Rhyne SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Luke Samples, Catawba; WR-Corey Ready, Catawba; WR-Matt Riggs, Tusculum; WR-Rodney Williams, Wingate; RB-Kiel Angry, CarsonNewman; RB-Mario Crowe, Catawba; RB-Rodney Wallace, Catawba; TE-John Vernon, Catawba; OL-David Callaway, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Pat Egan, Carson-Newman; OL-Zak Farr, Newberry; OL-Brandon Manshack, Wingate; OL-Bucky Yates, Catawba; PK-Ryan Noll, Presbyterian; LS-Derrick Milligan, Catawba SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Teddy Canty, Presbyterian; DL-Anrae Fevier, Mars Hill; DL-Marcus Huntley, Catawba; DL-Larrick Womack, Mars Hill; LB-David Behrendsen, Presbyterian; LB-Shawn Harris, Tusculum; LB-Rodney Peebles, Tusculum; LB-Allen Smith, Wingate; DB-Gerren Brittian, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Chad Burgess, Presbyterian; DB-Jaquion Gholston, Wingate; DB-Marcus Robinson, Tusculum; P-Jeff Williams, Newberry; RS-Antwan Surratt, Newberry

2003 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Luke Samples, Catawba; WR-Corey Ready, Catawba; WR-Rod DeWalt, Mars Hill; WR-Kevin Wolcott, Tusculum; RB-J.J. Chatmon, CarsonNewman; RB-Rodney Wallace, Catawba; RB-Antonio Hailstock, Wingate; TE-Leonard Weaver, Carson-Newman; OL-Bakari Wilkerson, Carson-Newman; OL-Reggie Perkins, Carson-Newman; OL-Joe Nixon, Catawba; OL-Cole Bean, Catawba; OL-Alan Dunn, Tusculum; PK-Chris Brewer, Wingate; LS-Matt Ball, Tusculum FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Clarence Glymph, CarsonNewman; DL-Khanis Hubbard, Catawba; DL-Tellex Lanham, Mars Hill; DL-Teddy Canty, Presbyterian; DL-John Bowman, Wingate; LB-Eric Solomon, Carson-Newman; LB-SaMario Houston, Catawba; LB-Craig Pritchett, Tusculum; LBShawn Harris, Tusculum; DB-Avery Blue, Carson-Newman; DB-Jamel Jackson, Catawba; DB-Michael Grant, Mars Hill; DB-Ricardo Colclough, Tusculum; P-Chris Brewer, Wingate; RS-Ricardo Colclough, Tusculum SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Shane Kelly, CarsonNewman; QB-Tony Colston, Tusculum; WR-Aaron Caldwell, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Tymere Zimmerman, Newberry; WR-Terry Meng, Presbyterian; RB-Ray Hightower, Carson-Newman; RB-Mario Crowe, Catawba; RB-Cedric Johnson, Mars Hill; TE-John Vernon, Catawba; OL-Justin Anderson, CarsonNewman; OL-Daniel Lynch, Catawba; OL-Feliz Perez, Tusculum; OL-Mario Leon, Tusculum; OL-Marcus Johnson, Wingate; PK-Angel Gonzalez, Carson-Newman; LS-Justin Anderson, Carson-Newman SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Germon Spence, CarsonNewman; DL-Reggie Tucker, Catawba; DL-Mike Hobbs, Tusculum; DL-Lee Hughes, Jr., Tusculum; LB-Adam Mosher, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Terrance Leverett, Newberry; LB-David Behrendsen, Presbyterian; LB-Demarkes Dogan, Wingate; DB- Deonte Bolden, Carson-Newman; DB-Roy Dawkins, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Antyone Sims, Tusculum; DB-D.J. Starling,

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Tusculum College’s was a first-team All-Conference as a defensive back and return specialist in 2003. Tusculum; P-Jeff Williams, Newberry; RS-Quentin Roman, Lenoir-Rhyne

2002 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Leonard Guyton, CarsonNewman; WR-Nick Means, Catawba; WR-Terry Meng, Presbyterian; WR-Cedric Squirewell, Catawba; RB-Randy Bell, Carson-Newman; RB-Rodney Wallace, Catawba; RB-Damone Boone, Carson-Newman; TE-Justin Heath, Carson-Newman; OL-Bakari Wilkerson, Carson-Newman; OL-Alan Dunn, Tusculum; OL-Jeremy Philips, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Jeremy Durham, Newberry; OL-Daniel Lynch, Catawba; PK-Allan Rohrbaugh, Catawba; LS-Charlie Gunnells, Mars Hill FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Clarence Glymph, CarsonNewman; DL-Nacomma Maxwell, Presbyterian; DL-Khanis Hubbard, Catawba; DL-Germon Spence, Carson-Newman; LB-Khalid Abdullah, Mars Hill; LB-Todd McComb, Catawba; LB-William Moody, Carson-Newman; LB-Steve Josue, Carson-Newman; DB-Jamel Jackson, Catawba; DB-Ryan Bowers, Presbyterian; DB-Todd Geter, Newberry; DB-Michael Grant, Mars Hill; P-Richard Straup, Wingate; RS-Donald Amaker, Tusculum SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Luke Samples, Catawba; WR-Matt Riggs, Tusculum; WR-Kendal Brown, Newberry; WR-Mikkail Jenkins, Carson-Newman; RB-Aaron Claridy, Tusculum; RB-Cedric Johnson, Mars Hill; RB-Antonio Hailstock, Wingate; TE- Ross Penland, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Andrew Oetzel, Mars Hill; OL-Reggie Perkins, CarsonNewman; OL-Joe Nixon, Catawba; OL-Chris Dickerson, Presbyterian; OL-Drew Lunday, Wingate; PK-Kjell Lorentzen, Carson-Newman; LS-Justin Anderson, Carson-Newman SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Tellex Lanham, Mars Hill; DL-Lebron Johnson, Tusculum; DL-Richard Scott, Catawba; DL-Mike Hobbs, Tusculum; LB-Matt Carter, Mars Hill; LBCraig Pritchett, Tusculum; LB-Russell Rothar, Presbyterian; LB-Daris Robinson, Tusculum; DB-Loman Dorsey, CarsonNewman; DB-Chad Clonch, Wingate; DB-Ricardo Colclough,

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FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Todd Cunningham, PC; WRD.J. Humphries, PC; WR-Kevie Smith, PC; WR-Nick Means, CAT; OL-Mike Rigdon, C-N; OL-Alan Dunn, TC; OL-Cole Beane, CAT; OL-Jeremy Phillips, L-R; OL: Bakari Wilkerson, C-N; RB-Travis McFadden, MHC; RB: Antwon Oliver, C-N; RB-Aaron Claridy, TC; TE: David Cassell, MHC; LS-Charlie Gunnels, MHC; K-Paul Czerniak, TC, K-Matt Gross, CAT FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Asinia Knight, MHC; DL- Brad Lindamood, L-R; DL-Nacomma Maxwell, PC; DL- Richard Scott, CAT; DB-Todd Geter, NEW; DB-Maurice Jackson, MHC; DB-Corey Reese, CAT; DB-D.J. Starling, TC; LBKhalid Abdullah, MHC; LB-Shawn McBride, CAT; LB-Steve Josue, C-N; LB-Shawn Sanders, CAT; P-Paul Czerniak, TC; RS-Donald Amaker, TC SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - QB-Caleb Slover, TC; WRKevin Wolcott, TC; WR-Kendal Brown, NEW; WR- Kennard France, L-R; OL-Andrew Oetzel, MHC; OL-Matt Dewitt, NEW; OL-Mike Hill, PC; OL-Doug Holmberg, TC ; OL-Jeremy Durham, NEW; RB-Jameil Surratt, L-R; RB- Randy Bell, C-N; RB-Chad Tackett, NEW; TE-Mark Sintich, CAT; LS-Justin Anderson, C-N; K-Robby Milam, C-N SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Germon Spence, C-N; DL-J.R. Brown, NEW; DL-Harry Levin, MHC; DL-Keon Talbert, PC; DB-Artivest Martin, L-R; DB-Ryan Norman, CAT; DB-Ryan Bowers, PC; DB-Chad Clonch, WIN; LB- Todd McComb, CAT; LB-Russell Rothar, PC; LB-William McMillan, L-R; LB-Darris Morris, CAT; P-Mike Field, C-N; P-Richard Straup, WIN; RS-Paris Edwards, L-R

2000 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Grant Cockrell, CarsonNewman; WR-Travis Smith, Presbyterian; WR-J.R. Wooten, Tusculum; TE-David Cassell, Mars Hill; QB-Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian; RB-Myron Refoure, CarsonNewman; RB-Terrance Stokes, Mars Hill; RB-Jameil Surratt, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Clay Clevinger, Carson-Newman; OL-Sam Luster, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Don Moore, Catawba; OL-Gene Mullis, Mars Hill; OL-Curtis Wright, Lenoir-Rhyne FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DB-Chris Butler, Carson-Newman; DB-Ryan Norman, Catawba; DB-Dyran Peake, Catawba; DB-Charlie Walker, Carson-Newman; LB-Khalid Abdullah, Mars Hill; LB-Marq Cerqua, Carson-Newman; LB-Steve Josue, Carson-Newman; LB-Shawn Sanders, Catawba; DL-Ikie Curry, Carson-Newman; DL-William Hyppolite, Carson-Newman; DL-Radell Lockhart, Catawba; DL-DeVonte Peterson, Catawba FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS - LS-Donnie Vernon, Catawba; RS-Travis Smith, Presbyterian; PK-Paul Czerniak, Tusculum; P-Paul Czerniak, Tusculum SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Kennard France, LenoirRhyne; WR-Lucas Greene, Wingate; WR-Ryan Millwood, Catawba; TE-Brandon Fletcher, Carson-Newman; QB-Mitch Ellis, Catawba; RB-Kevin McKenzie, Catawba; RB-Antwon Oliver, Carson-Newman; RB-Donald Wilson, Presbyterian; OL-Scott Faw, Catawba; OL-Jason Fox, Presbyterian; OLDamien Jackson, Presbyterian; OL-Michael Rigdon, CarsonNewman; OL-Bakari Wilkerson, Carson-Newman SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DB-Michael Bredwood, Carson-Newman; DB-Alan Slaughter, Tusculum; DB-D.J. Starling, Tusculum; DB-Toy Williams, Mars Hill; LB-Tracy Branner, Tusculum; LB-Ryan Cuthbert, Tusculum; LB-Shawn McBride, Catawba; LB-Russell Rothar, Presbyterian; DLClarence Glymph, Carson-Newman; DL-Asinia Knight, Mars


All-Time All-Conference Hill; DL-Chris Kotish, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Necomma Maxwell, Presbyterian SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS - LS-Chris Neely, Newberry; RS-Josh Pierce, Newberry; PK-Matt Gross, Catawba; P-Brooks Guyton, Newberry

Hill; LB-Brian Rutherford, Newberry; DB-Patrick Johnson, Mars Hill; DB-Bobby Jones, Carson-Newman; DB-Omar Collier, Mars Hill; DB-Adrian Porter, Carson-Newman; RSKareem Jordan, Gardner-Webb.

1999

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Jeff Cochrane, Catawba; WR-Terrance Porter, Gardner-Webb; WR-Antoine Twitty, Wingate; WR-Calvin Christopher, Carson-Newman; OLLuke Puccinelli, Catawba; Charles Chandler, Elon; Greg Harrison, Carson-Newman; Brian Estes, Presbyterian; Billy Henderson, Gardner-Webb; QB-Kevin Brown, Catawba; RB-Tyrone Westmoreland, Carson-Newman; RB-Leon Williams, Mars Hill; RB-Tony Pope, Lenoir-Rhyne; PK-Greg Payne, Catawba. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Maurice Miller, Catawba; DLKendell Rucker, Mars Hill; DL-Chad McDaniel, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Courtland Styles, Carson-Newman; LB-Mike Clowney, Carson-Newman; LB-Ronnie Harrington, Catawba; LB-Bo Shannon, Gardner-Webb; LB-Reggie Ignash, Elon; DB-Nolan Peterson, Catawba; DB-Speedy Mickles, Gardner-Webb; DB-Jon Jon Simmons, Carson-Newman; DB-John Williams, Catawba; RS-Jacques Rumph, Carson-Newman; P-Trey Greene, Gardner-Webb. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Tripp Cody, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-D.J. Summers, Catawba; WR-Trevor Ross, Mars Hill; WR-J.R. Gibson, Catawba; OL-Jimmy Gerrin, Mars Hill; OLClay Livingston, Carson-Newman; OL-Mark Brady, Catawba; OL-Alec Simpson, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Adam Wright, Wingate; QB-Matt Penland, Carson-Newman; RB-Shed Harris, Gardner-Webb; RB-Stacie Gresham, Mars Hill; RB-Wayne Morton, Carson-Newman; PK-Austin Boone, Elon. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Michael Robinson, Catawba; DL-Chucky Smirth, Presbyterian; DL-Walter Moyer, Catawba; DL-Wes Schenk, Gardner-Webb; LB-Steve Fox, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Daryl Commander, Wingate; LB-Thomas Hornick, Mars Hill; LB-Stan Luttrell, Carson-Newman; DB-Bobby Jones, Carson-Newman; DB-Kyle Schindler, Wingate; DB-DeWayne Bell, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Troy Gamble, Presbyterian; RS-Mario Thompson, Elon; P-Jason Slimp, Carson-Newman.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-David Cassell, Mars Hill; WRTravis Smith, Presbyterian; WR-Brad Bolemon, Presbyterian; WR-Ques Rumph, Carson-Newman; OL-Brian Hinson, Catawba; OL-Brett Mistak, Carson-Newman; OL-Dan Turner, Carson-Newman; OL-Van Williams, Newberry; QB-Todd Cunningham, Presbyterian; RB-Antwon Oliver, CarsonNewman; RB-Vic Gilmore, Newberry; RB-Kevin McKenzie, Catawba; PK-Ryan Cieslak, Gardner-Webb FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Cedric Killings, CarsonNewman; DL-DeVonte Peterson, Catawba; DL-Chris Mintz, Gardner-Webb; DL-John Milem, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Ikie Curry, Carson-Newman; LB-Shawn McBride, Catawba; LB-Tim Sullivan, Gardner-Webb; LB-Khalid Abdullah, Mars Hill; DB-Montrae Ford, Carson-Newman; DB-Darrell Erby, Catawba; DB-Toy Williams, Mars Hill; DB-Omar Collier, Mars Hill; RS-Ques Rumph, Carson-Newman; P-Jeremy Joyner, Presbyterian SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Robbie Cato, Presbyterian; WR-Lucas Greene, Wingate; WR-Jon-Eric Sullivan, GardnerWebb; WR-J.R. Wooten, Tusculum; OL-Donovan Craft, Gardner-Webb; OL-Jeff Beck, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Don Moore, Catawba; OL-Gene Mullins, Mars Hill; RB-Terrance Stokes, Mars Hill; RB-Myron Refoure, Carson-Newman; RB-Josh Pierce, Newberry; PK-Geoff Christian, Wingate SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-William Hyppolite, CarsonNewman; DL-Asinia Knight, Mars Hill; DL-Radell Lockhart, Catawba; DL-Lorenzo McFadden, Newberry; LB-Scott Robitzer, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Steve McKnight, Catawba; LB-Marq Cerqua, Carson-Newman; DB-Shon Dawkins, Gardner-Webb; DB-Sherwin Brown, Lenoir-Rhyne; DBMichael Bredwood, Carson-Newman; DB-Michael Brooks, Presbyterian; RS-Travis Smith, Presbyterian; P-Mike McLean, Tusculum

1998 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Travis Clarke, LenoirRhyne; WR-Chad Beam, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Travis Smith, Presbyterian; WR-Wylie Rucker, Newberry; OL-Alan Collis, Carson-Newman; OL-Shane Griffin,Wingate; OL-Brian Hinson,Catawba; OL-Ben Fuller,Gardner-Webb;OLRobbie Gilbert, Newberry; QB-Dustin Coats, Newberry; RB-Heath Hawkins, Carson-Newman; RB-Vic Gilmore, Newberry; RBTracy Bowen, Wingate; PK-Geoff Christian, Wingate. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Cedric Killings, CarsonNewman; DL-Michael Robinson, Catawba; DL-Chris Mintz, Gardner-Webb; DL-Lorenzo McFadden, Newberry; LB -Courtland Styles, Carson-Newman; LB-Ronnie Harrington, Catawba; LB-Bo Shannon, Gardner-Webb; LB-Ikie Curry, Carson-Newman; DB-Montrae Ford, Carson-Newman;DBTroy Gamble, Presbyterian; DB-Lee Hannah, Presbyterian; DB-Craig Nosse, Wingate; RS-Jacques Rumph, CarsonNewman; P-Mike Field, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-David Cassell, Mars Hill; WR- Jacques Rumph,Carson-Newman; WR-Latrell Brown, Gardner-Webb; WR-Troyka Bates, Newberry; OL-Brett Mistak, Carson-Newman; OL-Keith Sargent, Presbyterian; OL-Van Williams, Newberry; OL-Rod Hammond, Presbyterian; OL-Brian Jackson, Carson-Newman; QB-Zac Allen, CarsonNewman; RB-Melvin Oates, Carson-Newman; RB-Eugene Hicks, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Josh Pierce, Newberry; PK-Matt Gross, Catawba. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Tim Croff, Carson-Newman;

1996

Wingate University quarterback Vernon Buck was All-Conference in 1993 and 1994.

DL-Brian Drumwright, Catawba; DL-Brad Hatcher, CarsonNewman; DL-Duane Thompson, Presbyterian;LB -Thomas Hornick, Mars Hill; LB-Tony Davis, Presbyterian; LBDemedthrus Davis, Newberry; LB-Carmell Dennis, CarsonNewman; DB-Rodney Hope, Catawba; DB-DeWayne Bell, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Darrell Erby, Catawba; DB-Sam Durst, Gardner-Webb;RS-Patrick Johnson, Mars Hill; P-Jeremy Joyner, Presbyterian.

1997 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Michael Byrley, Mars Hill; WRChad Beam, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Eric Harris, Gardner-Webb; WR-Calvin Christopher, Carson-Newman; OL-Ryan Keese, Presbyterian; OL- Anthony Heatley, Newberry; OL-James Eudy, Mars Hill; OL-Charles Rathbone, Carson-Newman; OL- Alan Collis, Carson-Newman; QB-Zac Allen, CarsonNewman; RB-Tyrone Westmoreland, Carson-Newman; RBTracy Bowen, Wingate; RB-Vic Gilmore, Newberry; PK-Geoff Christian, Wingate. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Maurice Miller, Catawba; DL- Cedric Killings, Carson-Newman; DL-Duane Thompson, Presbyterian; DL-Michael Robinson, Catawba; LB-Bo Shannon, Gardner-Webb; LB-Ronnie Harrington, Catawba; LB-Mark Pretnar; LB-Ronnie Harrington, Catawba; DBNolan Peterson, Catawba; DB-Chuck Richmond, Wingate; DB-Jon Jon Simmons, Carson-Newman; DB-Troy Gamble, Presbyterain; RS-Jacques Rumph, Carson-Newman; P-Trey Greene, Gardner-Webb; P-Greg Payne, Catawba. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-JeffCochrane, Catawba; WR-J.R. Gibson, Catawba; WR-Jacques Rumph, CarsonNewman; WR-Antoine Twitty, Wingate; OL-Brian Hinson, Catawba; OL-Ben Fuller, Gardner-Webb; OL-Shane Grffin, Wingate; OL-Robbie Gilbret, Newberry; OL-Adam Wright, Wingate; QB-Clint Conner, Gardner-Webb; RB-Anthony Boyd, Mars Hill; RB-Brian Allen, Wingate; RB-Charles Palmer, Gardner-Webb; PK-Greg Payne, Catawba. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-Chris Mintz, Gardner-Webb; DL-Kelvin Jones,Mars Hill; DL-Lorenzo McFadden, Newberry; DL-Fred Cross, Newberry; LB-Stan Luttrrell, Carson-Newman; LB-Daryl Commander Wingate; LB-Thomas Hornick, Mars

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1995 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Chris Edwards, Presbyterian; WR-Kendall James, Carson-Newman; WR-Gerrard Lee,Mars Hill; OL-Scott Wood, Catawba; OL-Dexter Mitchell, CarsonNewman; OL-Jason Self, Wingate; OL-Jimmy Gerrin, Mars Hill; OL-Lee Peters, Lenoir-Rhyne; QB-Matt Penland, Carson-Newman; RB-Steve Gorrie, Presbyterian; RBWayne Morton, Carson-Newman; RB-T.O. Wilson, Catawba; SB-Lonnie Custer, Gardner-Webb; PK-Bryan Standfest, Carson-Newman. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Steve Mellon, CarsonNewman; DL-Beau Russell, Elon; DL-Jason Brewer,GardnerWebb; DL-Franco Perkins, Carson-Newman; LB-Anthony Davis, Carson-Newman; LB-Mike Belk, Mars Hill; LB-Antonio Merriweather, Presbyterian; LB-Steve Fox, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Rodney Best, Carson-Newman; DB-Dorian Lane, Wingate; DB-Speedy Mickles, Gardner-Webb; DB-Benjie Frazier, Mars Hill; RS-Kendall James, Carson-Newman; P-Bryan Standfest, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Michael Byrley, Mars Hill; WR-Corey Hatchell, Elon; WR-D.J. Summers, Catawba; OL-Kris Sweet, Carson-Newman; OL-Charlie Chandler, Elon; OL-Brian Estes, Presbyterian; OL-Chris McGaha, Presbyterian; OL-Kelwin Witherspoon, Gardner-Webb; QB-Ashley Abernathy, Mars Hill; RB-Marvin Melton, LenoirRhyne; RB-Leon Williams, Mars Hill; RB-Malcolm Burns, Wingate; SB-Pop Williams, Carson-Newman; PK-D.J.

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All-Time All-Conference McGarrigan, Elon. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Kendell Rucker, Mars Hill; DL-Jon Ory, Presbyterian; DL-Dwayne Costner, LenoirRhyne; DL-Chad Gaylord, Wingate; LB-Greg Melton, Catawba; LB-Mike Clowney, Carson-Newman; LB-Shawn Stevenson, Elon; LB-Thomas Marsh, Gardner-Webb; DB-Jesse Brown, Carson-Newman; DB-Devane Harvey, Catawba; DB-Ramon George, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Chris Hamilton, Presbyterian; RS-Marlowe Davis, Wingate; P-Stan Whitlock, Wingate.

Brooks, Elon; KR-Rod Clark, Elon; P-Eric Lang, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-John Dow, Presbyterian; DLJosh Godfrey, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-David Mennitt, Mars Hill; DLAnthony Jones, Elon; LB-Darryl Gooden, Carson-Newman; LB-Tim Woodle, Elon; LB-Hazel Richardson, Catawba; LB-Raeford Sparks, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Robert Burnett, Elon; DB-Marty McEachean, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Charles Harbison, Mars Hill; DB-Tyron Phillips, Presbyterian; KR-Damon Wright, Carson-Newman; P-Richie Ambrose, Gardner-Webb.

1991

1994 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Hugo Ieremia, CarsonNewman; WR-Shannon Myers, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Gerrard Lee, Mars Hill; OL-Michael Ross, C.-Newman; OL-Sam Hardy, C.-Newman; OL-George Wilson, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Mike Eckenroth, Mars Hill; OL-Jason Self, Wingate; QB-Vernon Buck, Wingate; RB-Leonard Davis, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Wayne Morton, C.-Newman; RB-Steve Gorrie, Presbyterian; SB-Rod Clark, Elon; PK-Jason Norton, Catawba. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE- TE-Chris Roux, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Lonnie Custer, Gardner-Webb; WR-Dexter Thomas, Carson-Newman; OL-Jim deMaine, Elon; OL-Scott Wood, Catawba; OL-Chris McGaha, Presbyterian; OL-Lee Peters, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Kelwin Witherspoon, Gardner-Webb; QB-Robb Stamey, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Tony Grant, Mars Hill; RB-Vett Kilgore, Carson-Newman; RB-Ronel Saintvil, Carson-Newman; SB-Stacey Watson, Wingate; PK-Bryan Standfest, Carson-Newman. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Steve Mellon, CarsonNewman; DL-Shawn Quinn, Carson-Newman; DL-Ralph Blakeney, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Jason Brewer, Gardner-Webb; LB-Anthony Davis, Carson-Newman; LB-Franco Perkins, Carson-Newman, LB-Raeford Sparks, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Mike Belk, Mars Hill; DB-Marty McEachean, LenoirRhyne; DB-Benjie Frazier, Mars Hill; DB-Rodney Best, Carson-Newman; DB-Robert Burnett, Elon; RS-Terry Guess, Gardner-Webb; P-Jason Norton, Catawba. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-Roc Evans, Carson-Newman; DL-Kendell Rucker, Mars Hill; DL-Pat McCarver, Mars Hill; DL-Beau Russell, Elon; LB-James Washington, Elon; LB-Antonio Merriweather, Presbyterian; LB-Mike Derrow, Gardner-Webb; LB-Homer Ryland, Carson-Newman; DBRondrow Peebles, Carson-Newman, DB-Joey Houston; Gardner-Webb; DB-Ramon George, Lenoir-Rhyne; DBTyron Phillips, Presbyterian; RS-Rod Clark, Elon; P-Stan Whitlock, Wingate

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Leonard Davis was a four-time All-Conference running back in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. LB-Anthony Davis, Carson-Newman; LB-Raeford Sparks, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-James Washington, Elon; LB-Antonio Merriweather, Presbyterian; DB-Robert Burnett, Elon; DBMarty McEachean, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Bobby Jones, CarsonNewman; DB-Todd Conrad, Wingate; RS-Rod Clark, Elon; P-Richie Ambrose, Gardner-Webb. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Trent Smith, Presbyterian; DL-David Mennitt, Mars Hill; DL-Jeff Carroll, Elon; DL-Mike Drumwright, Catawba; LB-Jon Atkins, Gardner-Webb; LBJimmy Lones, Carson-Newman; LB-Kendall Chaffin, Wingate; LB-Steve Osborne, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Tracy Burriss, Carson-Newman; DB-Dennis Spain, Mars Hill; DB-Travis Baker, Elon; DB-Benji Frazier, Mars Hill; RS-Damon Wright, Carson-Newman; P-Stan Whitlock, Wingate.

1993

1992

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Chris Goodson, Mars Hill; WRDerrick Sharpe, Mars Hill; WR-Mike Ragin, Wingate; OL-Chris Eppling, Carson-Newman; OL-Brian Ray, Catawba; OL-John Bradley, Presbyterian; OL-Bill Clarke, Elon; OL-Michael Ross, Carson-Newman; QB-Ken Avent, Catawba; RB-Leonard Davis, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Mason Gordon, Presbyterian; RB-Elliott Armstrong, Elon; SB-Rod Clark, Elon; PK-Frank Jordan, Presbyterian. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Brad Jones, Presbyterian; WR-Jeff Park, Catawba; WR-Lonnie Custer, Gardner-Webb; OL-Jason Self, Wingate; OL-George Wilson, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Andy Smith, Elon; OL-Jason Williams, Mars Hill; OL-John Edwards, Presbyterian; QB-Vernon Buck, Wingate; RB-Floyd Mathis, Carson-Newman; RB-Joey Huffstetler, Wingate; RB-Andre Marshall, Catawba; SB-Kendall James, CarsonNewman; PK-Bryan Stanfest, Carson-Newman. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Daron Rodgers, CarsonNewman; DL-Jeff Stickney, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Gabe Wilkins, Gardner-Webb; DL-Roc Evans, Carson-Newman;

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Craig Keith, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Rodney Robinson, Gardner-Webb; WR-Derrick Sharpe, Mars Hill; OL-Kevin Sims, Carson-Newman; OL-Maurice Vezina, Elon; OL-Bill Clarke, Elon; OL-Archie Wood, Gardner-Webb; OL-Brian Ray, Catawba; QB-John Craven, Gardner-Webb; RB-Leonard Davis, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Bobby Johnson, Elon, RB-Curtis McKoy, Catawba; SB-Mike Ragin, Wingate; PK-Andre Kwasnik, Gardner-Webb. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-David Stokes, Elon; WRJeff Park, Catawba; WR-Shannon Myers, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Eric Pullen, Carson-Newman; OL-Chris Eppling, CarsonNewman; OL-Mike Eckenroth, Mars Hill; OL-John Bradley, Presbyterian; OL-Kendall Chaffin. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Lamar Adams, Elon; DL-Gabe Wilkins, Gardner-Webb; DL-Tony Couey, Carson-Newman, DL-Steve Mellon, Carson-Newman; LB-Dunsey Harper, Gardner-Webb; LB-Jeff McManus, Elon; LB-Curtis Walker, Catawba; LB-Raymond Jennings, Gardner-Webb; DB-Chuck Proffitt, Carson-Newman; DB-James Harbinson, GardnerWebb; DB-Terry McGowen, Gardner-Webb; DB-Roosevelt

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FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Craig Keith, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Rodney Robinson, Gardner-Webb; WR-Mike Ragin, Wingate; OL-Scott Mokler, Carson-Newman; OL-Mark Briscoe, Carson-Newman; OL-Kevin Sims, Carson-Newman; OL-Jeff Kiziah, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Mike Speaks, Presbyterian; QB-Joel Roope, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Robert Thomas, CarsonNewman; RB-Floyd Mathis, Carson-Newman; RB-Russ Baldner, Lenoir-Rhyne; SB-Derrick Sharp, Mars Hill; PKNathan Salyer, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE- TE-Brad Jones, Presbyterian; WR-Jeff Park, Catawba; WR-Damon Wright, CarsonNewman; OL-Bill Clarke, Elon; OL-Brian Ray, Catawba; OL-Eric Pullen, Carson-Newman; OL-John Nee, Elon; OL-Gordon Morris, Wingate; QB-Mike Warfield, Catawba; RB-Leonard Davis, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Quincy Eigner, Presbyterian; RB-Elliot Armstrong, Elon; SB-Joe Randolph, Elon; PK-Jason Monday, Lenoir-Rhyne. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Tony Couey, CarsonNewman; DL-Scott Henry, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Gabe Wilkins, Gardner-Webb; DL-Lamar Adams, Elon; LB-Todd Collins, Carson-Newman; LB-Curtis Walker, Catawba; LB-Chris Blackmon, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Darren Nosal, Gardner-Webb; DB-Clayton Holmes, Carson-Newman; DB-Chuck Proffitt, Carson-Newman; DB-James Ingram, Gardner-Webb; DBDarryl Humbles, Elon; KR-Damon Wright, Carson-Newman; P-John Plasky, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Jason Burns, GardnerWebb; DL-Marty Tallent, Catawba; DL-Stan Blair, Wingate; DL-Thomas Williams, Mars Hill; LB-Darryl Gooden, CarsonNewman; LB-Tim Woodle, Elon; LB-Tony Robertson, Presbyterian; LB-Greg Melton, Catawba; DB-Chad Polk, Catawba; DB-Larry Smith, Carson-Newman; DB-Archie Irby, Catawba; DB-Antwin Harris, Mars Hill; KR-Joe Randolph, Elon; P-Aaron Kanner, Catawba.

1990 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Scott Walker, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Darren Hughes, Carson-Newman; WR-Kenny Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Paige Belcher, Carson-Newman; OL-Jerry Ratchford, Wingate; OL-Steve Davidson, Lenoir-Rhyne; OLLonnie Thompson, Catawba; OL-Mike Speaks, Presbyterian; QB-Joel Roope, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Robert Hardy, CarsonNewman; RB-Sam Wells, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Jonathan Byers, Mars Hill; PK-Troy Ford, Elon; RS-Damon Wright, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE- TE-Jeff Park, Catawba; WR-Derrick Sharpe, Mars Hill; WR-Robbie Burnett, Elon; OL-Scott Mokler, Carson-Newman; OL-Bill Clarke, Elon; OL-Mark Briscoe, Carson-Newman; OL-Frank Manos, Wingate; OL-Bart Turner, Presbyterian; QB-Heath Hewett, Elon; RB-Robert Thomas, Carson-Newman; RB-Bobby Johnson, Elon; PK-Rick Wetsel, Carson-Newman; RS-Scott Walker, Lenoir-Rhyne. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Anthony Ware, CarsonNewman; DL-Todd Lipe, Catawba; DL-Stan Blair, Wingate; DL-Scott Henry, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-LeRoy Mincey, CarsonNewman; LB-Curtis Walker, Catawba; LB-Chris Blackmon, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Robbie Sexton, Mars Hill; DB-Clayton


All-Time All-Conference Holmes, Carson-Newman; DB-Mike Miller, Catawba; DBChuck Proffitt, Carson-Newman; DB-Archie Irby, Catawba; P-Aaron Kanner, Catawba. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-Adolph Isom, CarsonNewman; DL-Jack Duval, Elon; DL-Marty Tallent, Catawba; DL-Lamar Adams, Elon; LB-Gary Laging, Carson-Newman; LB-Mark Grocholski, Catawba; LB-Shawn Brown, Wingate; LB-Darren Nosal, Gardner-Webb; DB-Keith McGriff, Presbyterian; DB-James Ingram, Gardner-Webb; DB-Bryan Jenkins, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Nick DiFoggio, Wingate; P-Richie Ambrose, Gardner-Webb.

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-Trai Ehler, Carson-Newman; DL-Albert Ashley, Catawba; DL-Reggie Deas, Newberry; DL-Andy Smyth, Presbyterian; DL-John Champagne, CarsonNewman; LB-John Newkirk, Newberry; LB-Bobby Jones, Presbyterian; LB-Kevin Sawyer, Gardner-Webb; LB-Smith Sharpe, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Kelvin Calwile, Presbyterian; DB-Eric Brewton, Gardner-Webb; DB-Clarence Bryce, Mars Hill; DB-Tracy Barnes, Mars Hill; P-Jim Bales, CarsonNewman.

1986

1989 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Rex Harrison, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Lavern Reddick, Presbyterian; WR-Netto Purnsley, Catawba; OL-Kelly Rasnic, Carson-Newman; OL-Dale Ray, Catawba; OL-Paige Belcher, Carson-Newman; OL-Mike Speaks, Presbyterian; OL-Steve Davidson, Lenoir-Rhyne; QB-Tommy Laurendine, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Darrell Middleton, Gardner-Webb; RB-Steve Parsley, Presbyterian; RB-Vernon Turner, Carson-Newman; PK-Rick Whetsel, Carson-Newman; RS-Scott Walker, Lenoir-Rhyne. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Mike Pondo, GardnerWebb; WR-Scott Walker, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Tim Waters, Gardner-Webb; OL-Scott Houser, Mars Hill; OL-Jimmy Sutton, Wingate; OL-Neils Chapman, Elon; OL-Scott Mokler, Carson-Newman; OL-Steve Swoope, Lenoir-Rhyne; QB-Mike Warfield, Catawba; RB-Robert Thomas, Carson-Newman; RB-Elijah Askew, Mars Hill; RB-Walter Greer, Lenoir-Rhyne; PK-Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb; RS-Darren Hughes, CarsonNewman. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Mark Limel, Gardner-Webb; DL-Todd Lipe, Catawba; DL-Chuck Moultrie, Mars Hill; DLJohn Mefford, Carson-Newman; LB-Brent Collins, CarsonNewman; LB-Rodney Goodine, Catawba; LB-Robbie Sexton, Mars Hill; LB-Harold Anderson, Gardner-Webb; DB-Joe Fishback, Carson-Newman; DB-Thomas Mack, GardnerWebb; DB-David Pool, Carson-Newman; DB-Raymond Daniels, Catawba; P-Randy Whitson, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Gary Laging, CarsonNewman; DL-Todd Hagler, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Lennie Rivera, Gardner-Webb; DL-Tyrone Lucas, Presbyterian; LB-T. Beaulieu-Hains, Wingate; LB-Tony Robertson, Presbyterian; LB-Dean Herring, Elon; LB-Kevin Catlett, Carson-Newman; DB-Antwine Harris, Mars Hill; DB-Geno McCree, Elon; DB-Mike Stock, Presbyterian; DB-Michael Miller, Catawba; P-Tim Colchin, Elon.

1988 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Rex Harrison, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Kelvin Richardson, Gardner-Webb; WR-Lavern Reddick, Presbyterian; OL-Tony Pitrietro, Elon; OL-Jesse Schwiers, Newberry; OL-Greg Greer, Carson-Newman; OL-Kevin Campbell, Elon; OL-Mike Lindsay, Gardner-Webb; QBTommy Laurendine, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Dwayne Clark, Elon; RB-Darrell Middleton, Gardner-Webb; RS-David Pool, Carson-Newman; PK-Randy Brown, Catawba. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Lance Roland, Mars Hill; WR-Mark Sanders, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Mark Johnson, Carson-Newman; OL-Joe Zichichi, Mars Hill; OL-Brian Thomas, Presbyterian; OL-Jeff Sims, Carson-Newman; OL-Kelly Rasnic, Carson-Newman; OL-Jon Davis, Catawba; QB-Mike Warfield, Catawba; RB-George Dixon, Elon; RBJames Crawford, Lenoir-Rhyne. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Chris Chrisley, Newberry; DL-Reggie Deas, Newberry; DL-Jim Steel, Gardner-Webb; LB-Rodney Goodine, Catawba; LB-Leroy Mincey, CarsonNewman; LB-Tom Wicks, Carson-Newman; LB-Laconial

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Tommy Laurendine was the All-Conference first-team quarterback in 1988 and 1989 Esters, Elon; DB-Eric Brewton, Gardner-Webb; DB-Keith Henry, Catawba; DB-Mike Schlechter, Carson-Newman; DBKelvin Calwile, Presbyterian; P-Randy Whitson, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-Fred Bennett, CarsonNewman; DL-Bruce Ghiselline, Carson-Newman; DL-Dean Herring, Elon; LB-David Marshall, Catawba; LB-Ronnie Purcell, Elon; LB-Brian Foster, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Rod Fountain, Presbyterian; DB-David Pool, Carson-Newman; DB-Thomas Mack, Gardner-Webb; DB-Gino McCree, Elon; DB-Joe Fishback, Carson-Newman; P-Brent Hall, CarsonNewman.

1987 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Chuck Ward, Elon; WR-Pat Johnson, Carson-Newman; WR-Kelvin Richardson, GardnerWebb; OL-Jay Floyd, Carson-Newman; OL-Tony Dipietro, Elon; OL-Thurman Leach, Gardner-Webb; OL-Terry Casey, Mars Hill; OL-Mike Bolchoz, Presbyterian; QB-Jesse James, Gardner-Webb; RB-Kenneth Tyson, Carson-Newman; RBDwayne Clark, Elon; RB-Darrell Middleton, Gardner-Webb; PK-Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE- TE-Rex Harrison, LenoirRhyne; WR-Joey Spigner, Newberry; WR-Lavern Reddick, Presbyterian; OL-Jesse Schwiers, Newberry; OL-Jim Chappell, Gardner-Webb; OL-Brian Thomas, Presbyterian; OL-Kevin Campbell, Elon; OL-Greg Greer, Carson-Newman; QB-Brian Bryson, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Todd Scott, Catawba; RB-Chris Poston, Gardner-Webb; RB-Stevie Riggins, Presbyterian; PK-Louis Reveiz, Carson-Newman. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Fred Wagner, CarsonNewman; DL-Chris Chrisley, Newberry; DL-Brad Moser, Presbyterian; DL-Todd Lipe, Catawba; DL-John Bradsher, Elon; LB-Lee Marchman, Mars Hill; LB-Sam Pinckney, Presbyterian; LB-Leroy Mincey, Presbyterian; DB-Keith Henry, Catawba; DB-Drew Watson, Newberry; DB-Thomas Mack, Gardner-Webb; DB-Mike Schlecter, Carson-Newman; P-Randy Whitson, Mars Hill.

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FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Chuck Ward, Elon; WR-Terence Steward, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Pat Johnson, Carson-Newman; OL-Ricky Sigmon, Elon; OL-Doug Hinson, Presbyterian; OL-Thurman Leach, Gardner-Webb; OL-Jay Floyd, CarsonNewman; OL-Terry Casey, Mars Hill; QB-Joe Pizzo, Mars Hill; RB-Dwayne Clark, Elon; RB-Chris Poston, GardnerWebb; RS-Pat Johnson, Carson-Newman; PK-Jeff Parker, Gardner-Webb. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Lance Rowland, Mars Hill; WR-Kelvin Richardson, Gardner-Webb; WR-Darryl Owings, Newberry; OL-Jim Chappell, Gardner-Webb; OL-Tony DiPietro, Elon; OL-Chris Galloway, Newberry; OL-Alphonso Morrison, Elon; OL-Charlie Patterson, Presbyterian; QBBrian Bryson, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Ray Littlejohn, Catawba; RB-Jimmy Lindsey, Presbyterian; RS-Sam Wells, LenoirRhyne; RS-Jimmy Lindsey, Presbyterian; PK-Louis Revoiz, Carson-Newman FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Cullen Jordan, Catawba; DL-Jeff Blanchard, Mars Hill; DL-David Roberts, CarsonNewman; DL-Tony Settles, Elon; DL-Mike Davis, CarsonNewman; LB-Lee Marchman, Mars Hill; LB-Fred Adams, Carson-Newman; DB-Reggie Hays, Carson-Newman; DB-Keith Henry, Catawba; DB-Mike Schlechter, CarsonNewman; DB-Eric Brewton, Gardner-Webb; P-Randy Whitson, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Fred Wagner, CarsonNewman; DL-Don Bramlett, Carson-Newman; DL-John Bradsher, Elon; DL-Clarence Bryce, Mars Hill; DL-Ronnie Purcell, Elon; LB-Rodney Berry, Presbyterian; LB-John Newkirk, Newberry; DB-Kerry English, Mars Hill; DB-Kelvin Calwile, Presbyterian; DB-Stacey Drakeford, Presbyterian; DB-David Bennett, Mars Hill; P-Troy Roane, Lenoir-Rhyne.

1985 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Kenny Watkins, Catawba; WR-Terence Steward, Lenoir-Rhyne; WR-Dale Similton, Mars Hill; OL-Jay Floyd, Carson-Newman; OL-Ricky Sigmon, Elon; OL-Jeff Godbee, Newberry; OL-Bill Viggers, Catawba; OL-Terry Casey, Mars Hill; QB-Joe Pizzo, Mars Hill; RB-Jonas Davis, Elon; RB-John Nesbitt, Newberry; RS-Stevie Riggins, Presbyterian; PK-Eddie Taylor, Newberry; SECOND TEAMOFFENSE - TE-Walter Hawes, Mars Hill; WR-Daryl Owings, Newberry; WR-Pat Johnson, CarsonNewman; WR-Kelvin Richardson, Gardner-Webb; OL-Dwain Hayes, Newberry; OL-Kyle Patterson, Lenoir-Rhyne; OLAlphonso Morrison, Elon; OL-Harry Palmer, Presbyterian; OL-Charlie Petterson, Presbyterian; RB-Ray Littlejohn, Catawba; RB-Pete Bember, Newberry; RS-Eric Brewton, Gardner-Webb; PK-David Shealy, Mars Hill. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Grady Williams, Elon; DLLawrence Jackson, Presbyterian; DL-Mike Cross, Mars Hill; DL-Mark Isom, Carson-Newman; DL-Tony Settles, Elon; LB-Darryl Perry, Gardner-Webb; LB-Pat Apke, CarsonNewman; DB-Eric Brewton, Gardner-Webb; DB-Mike Ferrell, Elon; DB-Reggie Mays, Carson-Newman; DB-Kelvin Calwile, Presbyterian; P-Chris Pierpont, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Darren McNeely, Mars

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All-Time All-Conference Hill; DL-David Roberts, Carson-Newman; DL-Tim Hardie, Gardner-Webb; DL-Wayne Hall, Gardner-Webb; DL-Smith Sharpe, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Lee Marchman, Mars Hill; LBRodney Berry, Presbyterian; DB-Kerry English, Mars Hill; DB-Kenneth Pressley, Newberry; DB-Keith Henry, Catawba; DB-Troy Roane, Lenoir-Rhyne; P-Terry Best, Elon.

1981

1984 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Benjie Nichols, Newberry; WR-Pat Johnson, Carson-Newman; WR-Terrence Steward, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Rick Oler, Carson-Newman; OL-Clay Hassard, Elon; OL-Brad Spivey, Carson-Newman; OLJeff Godbee, Newberry; OL-Thomas Kilcrease, Elon; QB-Jeff Joslin, Carson-Newman; RB-Kenneth Tyson, Carson-Newman; RB-Jonas Davis, Elon; RS-Charles Huff, Presbyterian; PK-David Shealy, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE- TE-Kenny Watkins, Catawba; WR-LeMarr Landrum, Catawba; WR-Dale Similton, Mars Hill; OL-Paul Pendleton, Lenoir-Rhyne, OL-Dwain Hayes, Newberry; OL-Jimmie Covington, Carson-Newman; OL-Kirk Dunn, Elon; OL-Chuck King, Carson-Newman; QB-Jimmy Skipper, Newberry; RB-Ted Marcus, Carson-Newman; RBJohn Nesbitt, Newberry; RS-Irvin Jones, Gardner-Webb; PK-Louis Reveiz, Carson-Newman. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Grady Williams, Elon; DLMike Cross, Mars Hill; DL-Lawrence Jackson, Presbyterian; DL-Lamar Brown, Carson-Newman; DL-Mark Kennedy, Newberry; LB-Pat Apke, Carson-Newman; LB-Royce Fentress, Elon; DB-Tim Foutz, Carson-Newman; DB-Albert Hendricks, Elon; DB-Kevin Barnette, Mars Hill; DB-Charles Huff, Presbyterian; P-Chris Pierpont, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Barry Mouser, CarsonNewman; DL-Wayne Hall, Gardner-Webb; DL-Robert Williams, Presbyterian; DL-Sam Chambers, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Charles Hill, Presbyterian; LB-Daryl Perry, Gardner-Webb; LB-Todd Reaves, Mars Hill; DB-Todd Armstrong, Catawba; DB-Jake Welborn, Elon; DB-Tony Campagna, Mars Hill; DB-Kenneth Pressley, Newberry; DB-Richard Wheeler, Newberry; P-Terry Best, Elon.

1983 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Kelly Stanley, Elon; WR-Jeff Taylor, Catawba; WR-Cameron Brooks, Gardner-Webb; OL-Rick Oler, Carson-Newman, OL-Danny Mayo, GardnerWebb; OL-Brad Spivey, Carson-Newman; OL-Dwight Wilson, Carson-Newman; OL-Thomas Kilcrease, Elon; QB-Jimmy Skipper, Newberry; RB-John Nesbitt, Newberry; RB-Mike Motley, Newberry; RS-Irvin Jones, Gardner-Webb; PK-Eddie Taylor, Newberry. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-George Taylor, Newberry; WR-Irvin Jones, Gardner-Webb; WR-Del Barksdale, Presbyterian; OL-Paul Pendleton, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Don Williams, Newberry; OL-Clay Hassard, Elon; OL-Jeff Godbee, Elon; OL-Chuck King, Carson-Newman; QB-Sam Fromhart, Elon; RB-Larry Smith, Carson-Newman; RB-Jimmy Smith, Elon; RS-Charles Huff, Presbyterian; PK-Jeff Long, Lenoir-Rhyne. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Butch Gunter, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Barry Shuford, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Robert Williams, Presbyterian; DL-Jeff Cooper, Elon; DL-Jimmie Turner, Presbyterian; LB-Royce Fentress, Elon; LB-David Moose, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-Darius Davis, Gardner-Webb; DBKevin Barnette, Mars Hill; DB-Kenneth Pressly, Newberry; DB-Charles Huff, Presbyterian; P-Todd Brantley, GardnerWebb. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Grady Williams, Elon; DLBarry Mouser, Carson-Newman; DL-Lawrence Jackson, Presbyterian; DL-Sam Chambers, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Mark

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1982 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - TE-Kelly Stanley, Elon; WRCameron Brooks, Gardner-Webb; WR-Duane Foster, Gardner-Webb; OL-Paul Pendleton, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Scott McClanahan, Carson-Newman; OL-Roger Green, GardnerWebb; OL-Dwight Wilson, Carson-Newman; OL-Clint York, Elon; QB-Chip Stuart, Gardner-Webb; RB-Glenn Ford, LenoirRhyne; RB-Hugh Rutledge, Carson-Newman; RS-Charles Huff, Presbyterian; PK-Carlisle Koonts, Gardner-Webb. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - TE-George Taylor, Newberry; WR-Steve Vargas, Elon; WR-Jeff Taylor, Catawba; OL-Dan Mayo, Gardner-Webb; OL-Eddie Hernandez, Elon; OLDoug Biggs, Gardner-Webb; OL-Gary Dowell, Catawba; OL-Chuch Dickinson, Gardner-Webb; OL-Chuck King, Carson-Newman; RS-Bryan Bell, Carson-Newman, PK-Jeff Long, Lenoir-Rhyne. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Butch Gunter, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Robert Williams, Presbyterian; DL-Kevin Parks, Catawba; DL-Jimmy Turner, Presbyterian; DL-Rick Burkhalter, GardnerWebb; DL-Jerome Taylor, Carson-Newman; LB-Mark Weeks, Newberry; LB-Stanley Tootoo, Elon; DB-Charles Huff, Presbyterian; DB-Darius Davis, Gardner-Webb; DB-Mike Edmonson, Elon; DB-Steve Mills, Carson-Newman; P-Kelly Stanley, Elon. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Donnell Edmonds, CarsonNewman; DL-Ricky Williamson, Mars Hill; DL-Barry Shuford, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Preston Threatt, Newberry; DL-Danny Shutt, Catawba; LB-Johnny Baker, Gardner-Webb; LBLamar Brown, Carson-Newman; DB-Larry Holding, Mars Hill; DB-Ted Ash, Lenoir-Rhyne; DB-James Barron, CarsonNewman; DB-Todd Armstrong, Catawba; P-Bobby Stanton, Carson-Newman.

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FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Duane Foster, Gardner-Webb; WR-Gary Call, Newberry; OL-Tony Pethel, Elon; OL-Hal Moore, Newberry; OL-Larry Owens, Presbyterian; OL-Alan Peters, Elon; OL-Ken Carrick, Catawba; QB-John Bangley, Elon; RB-Van Williams, Carson-Newman; RB-Jamie Pope, Gardner-Webb; RB-Curtis Burton, Presbyterian; RS-Irvin Jones, Gardner-Webb; PK-Phil Renn, Elon. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Steve Fleming, LenoirRhyne; WR-Larry Brow, Mars Hill; WR-Raymond Jones, Catawba; OL-Scott McClanahan, Carson-Newman; OL-Eddie Hernandez, Elon; OL-Gary Dowell, Catawba; OL-Kenny Redmond, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Doug Malone, CarsonNewman; QB-Chip Stuart, Gardner-Webb; RB-Chip Irby, Catawba; RB-William Mitchell, Mars Hill; RB-Hugh Rutledge, Carson-Newman; RS-William Mitchell, Mars Hill; PK-Jeff Long, Lenoir-Rhyne. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Chris Worst, Elon; DL-Ricky Williamson, Mars Hill; DL-Stan Stanton, Newberry; DL-Jeff Cooper, Elon; DL-Preston Threatt, Newberry; LB-Stanley Tootoo, Elon; LB-Steve Stalvey, Presbyterian; DB-Vic Robinson, Catawba; DB-Charles Womack, Elon; DB-Mike Edmonson, Elon; DB-Larry Holding, Mars Hill; P-Bobby Stanton, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Chris Ellis, Mars Hill; DLAdrian Robertson, Elon; DL-Ralph Warthen, Gardner-Webb; DL-Tim Emory, Mars Hill; DL-Scott Hosch, Presbyterian; LBErnie Tootoo, Elon; LB-John Sprinkle, Mars Hill; DB-Melvin Melton, Carson-Newman; DB-Ted Ash, Lenoir-Rhyne; DBJerry Hartnett, MH; DB-Mike Owens, PC; P-Larry Harrington, Newberry.

1980 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Lanky Williams, GardnerWebb; WR-Joey Hackett, Elon; OL-Greg Malone, CarsonNewman; OL-Joe Gibson, Carson-Newman; OL-Cliff Searcy, Mars Hill; OL-Greg Sharpe, Carson-Newman; OL-Donovan Brown, Elon; QB-Jay Andrews, Carson-Newman; RB-Boyce Green, Carson-Newman; RB-Kenny Phillips, Mars Hill; RBBobby Hedrick, Elon; RS-William Mitchell, Mars Hill; PK-Phil Renn, Elon. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Cameron Brooks, GardnerWebb; WR-Charlie Gibson, Carson-Newman; OL-Chuck Dickinson, GW; OL-Danny Thorton, Presbyterian; OL-Harold Hill, Elon; OL-Larry Owens, Presbyterian; OL-Alan Peters, Elon; QB-Craig Corbett, LR; RB-C.W. Wilson, Newberry; RB-Hugh Rutledge, CN; RB-Fred Jordan, Elon; RS-Ricky Ross, Elon. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Joe Grant, Presbyterian; DL-Ralph Warthen, Gardner-Webb; DL-Ricky Williamson, Mars Hill; DL-Bill Butts, Catawba; DL-John Robinson, Elon; LB-John Gulledge, Mars Hill; LB-Ernie Tootoo, Elon; DB-J.C. Burkett, Mars Hill; DB-Brad Payne, Carson-Newman; DBSteve Campbell, Mars Hill; DB-Greg Bynum, Elon; P-Melvin Dunn, Mars Hill. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-Chris Worst, Elon; DL-Stan Stanton, Newberry; DL-Adrian Robertson, Elon; DL-Ricky Burkhalter, Gardner-Webb; DL-Jerome Taylor, CarsonNewman; LB-Melvin Melton, Carson-Newman; LB-Stanley Tootoo, Elon; DB-Jeff Lindsey, LR; DB-Brent Miller, Catawba; DB-Heyward Hinton, PC; DB-Charles Womack, Elon; P-Phil Melton, Elon.

1979 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Jesse Cason, Presbyterian; WR-Willie Nelson, Carson-Newman; OL-Bruce Morgan, Elon; OL-Roy Walker, Presbyterian; OL-Cliff Searcy, Mars Hill;


All-Time All-Conference OL-Greg Parman, Carson-Newman; OL-Steve Strickland, Lenoir-Rhyne; QB-Jimmy Spence, Presbyterian; RB-Clayto Burke, Presbyterian; RB-Bobby Hedrick, Elon; RB-Kenny Phillips, Mars Hill; RS-Jerry Henfey, Newberry; PK-Chuck Bishop, Presbyterian. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Duane Foster, GardnerWebb; WR-Rick Ledbetter, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Lee Cardwell, Carson-Newman; OL-John Stewart, Carson-Newman; OLKen Dobler, Catawba; OL-Bobby Hopkins, Gardner-Webb; OL-Rick Jones, Catawba; QB-Chip Stewart, Gardner-Webb; RB-C.W. Wilson, Newberry; RB-Don Srayhorn, Lenoir-Rhyne; RB-Danny Days, Catawba; RS-Mark Strickland, Catawba; PK-Carlisle Koontz, Catawba. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Joe Grant, Presbyterian; DL-Jerry Cook, Elon; DL-Stan Stanton, Newberry; DL-Jim McCoun, Presbyterian; DL-Johnny Richards, Elon; LB-Jimmy Riddle, Elon; LB-Dennis Yarborough, Newberry; DB-Erskine Reed, Presbyterian; DB-Bryan Burney, Elon; DB-Jerry Hefney, Newberry; DB-Steve Campbell, Mars Hill; P-Rick Mashburn, Lenoir-Rhyne. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE- DL-Barry Knight, Newberry; DL-Ricky Williamson, Mars Hill; DL-Mike McDonnell, LenoirRhyne; DL-Chris Miller, Newberry, DL-Paul Maynard, CN; LB-Herbie Spencer, Newberry; LB-John Gulledge, Mars Hill; DB-Dennis Walker, Elon; DB-Randy Lamar, Newberry; DB-Brad Payne, CN; DB-Steve Crittenden, LR; P-Ken Hartley, Catawba.

1978 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Tank Black, Carson-Newman; WR-Tim Gaines, Carson-Newman; OL-Luke Sauer, Mars Hill; OL-Ronnie Deal, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Roy Walker, Presbyterian; OL-Alan Rice, Mars Hill; OL-Jeff Carter, GW; QB-Jimmy Spence, PC; RB-Bobby Hedrick, Elon; RB-Clayto Burke, PC; RB-Robbie Barnes, GW; RS-Bryan Burney, Elon; PK-Tom Sexton, Catawba. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Sheldon Davis, LenoirRhyne; WR-Jesse Cason, Presbyterian; OL-Johnny Odum, PC; OL-Damone Leaphart, Newberry; OL-Rick Jones, Catawba; OL-Randy Reid, Elon; OL-Bruce Ollis, PC; QBDanny Sanders, CN; RB-Ricky White, Catawba; RB-Kenny Phillips, Mars Hill; RB-Don Strayhorn, LR; RS-Donald Porter, PC; PK-Rick Mashburn, LR. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Noel Wiseman, GW; DL-Randy Michaelson, Elon; DL-Charlie Coles, Newberry; DL-John Richards, Elon; DL-Jim McCoun, PC; LB-James Riddle, Elon; LB-Bernard McDaniel, NEW; DB-Steve Campbell, MH; DB-Danny Miller, MH; DB-Bryan Burney, Elon; DBRhae Farris, PC. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Ned Parrish, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-John Gulledge, Mars Hill; DL-Bill Sizemore, Presbyterian; DL-Richard Bagwell, Mars Hill; DL-Chris Miller, Newberry; LB-Ted Inscore, Catawba; LB-Rod White, Mars Hill; DBBill Gleason, Catawba; DB-Dennis Walker, Elon; DB-Jerry Hefney, Newberry; DB-Chris Johnson, GW; P-Russ Parrish, Newberry.

1977 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Tank Black, Carson-Newman; WR-Tim Gaines, Carson-Newman; OL-Richard Mack, Gardner-Webb; OL-Danny Bass, Elon; OL-Mark Classen, Gardner-Webb; OL-Allan Rice, Mars Hill; OL-Jeff Carter, Gardner-Webb; QB-Mark Dickerson, Mars Hill; RB-Johnny Walker, Gardner-Webb; RB-Elliot Pauling, Presbyterian; RBButch Baker, Lenoir-Rhyne; RS-David Elliot, Presbyterian; PK-Curtis Bumgardner, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Sheldon Davis, LenoirRhyne; WR-Bart Crawford, Catawba; OL-Scott Gaines,

Catawba; OL-T.D. Allen, Mars Hill; OL-Charles Holtzclaw, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Roger Phillips, Elon; OL-Bruce Morgan, Elon; QB-Danny Sanders, Carson-Newman; RB-Kenny Brown, Newberry; RB-Bobby Hedrick, Elon; RB-Roger Cruell, Mars Hill; RS-Kevin Williams, Presbyterian; PK-Mitch Rippy, Elon. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Bill Murphy, Elon; DL-Charlie Upchurch, Newberry; DL-Randy Michaelson, Elon; DL-Wes McLaughlin, Elon; DL-Jim McCoun, Presbyterian; LB-Dennis Yarbrough, Newberry; LBgwgwrlie Izzard, Newberry; DBChuck Lindsey, Elon; DB-David Elliot, Presbyterian; DB-D.D. Boyd, Newberry; DB-Bill Salyers, Gardner-Webb. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Ned Parrish, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Walt Nichols, Mars Hill; DL-Charlie Coles, Newberry; DLRichard Bagwell, Mars Hill; DL-David Shaddrix, Presbyterian; LB-Mark Heil, Elon; LB-James Riddle, Elon; DB-Eddie Foust, Elon; DB-Tim Rupert, Catawba; DB-Danny Miller, Mars Hill; DB-Buddy Holwell, Presbyterian.

Elon; DL-Sanders Shiver, Carson-Newman; LB-Ken Rucker, Carson-Newman; LB-Vann Johnson, Lenoir-Rhyne; DBWilliam Peppers, Gardner-Webb; DB-Don McLaughlin, Elon; DB-Tom Anderson, Mars Hill; DB-D.D. Boyd, Newberry. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Wendell Snelgrove, Newberry; DL-Clinton Mimmicks, Carson-Newman; DLCharlie Upchurch, Newberry; DL-Monte Walker, GardnerWebb; DL-Joe Gro, Elon; LB-Dennis Yarborough, Newberry; LB-Charlie Izzard, Newberry; DB-Kenny Martin, LenoirRhyne; DB-Sparky Woods, Carson-Newman; DB-Neal Smith, Newberry; DB-Chip Woodyard, Catawba.

1976 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR, Tank Black, Carson-Newman; WR-Chip Sheffield, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Jeff MacKenzie, Elon; OL-Danny Bass, Elon; OL-Leon Brown, Carson-Newman; OL-Wilmer Walker, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Robbie Strickland, Presbyterian; QB-Pat Witheril, Catawba; RB-Howard Ferguson, Elon; RB-Steve Jewell, Catawba; RB-Frank Taylor, Gardner-Webb; RS-Terry Cunningham, Catawba; PK-Curtis Bumgardner, Carson-Newman. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Mike Hooks, CarsonNewman; WR-Keith Richardson, Elon; OL-David Penland, Presbyterian; OL-Mark Classen, Gardner-Webb; OL-Vernon Haynes, Catawba; OL-Steve Foster, Carson-Newman; OLJeff Carter, Gardner-Webb; QB-Jody Salmon, Presbyterian; RB-Johnny Walker, Gardner-Webb; RB-Doug Belk, CarsonNewman; RB-Butch Baker, Lenoir-Rhyne; RS-Elliot Pauling, Presbyterian; PK-Mike Cox, Gardner-Webb. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Alan Smith, Presbyterian; DL-Ricky Locklear, Elon; DL-Randy Oxendine, Elon; DLWes McLaughlin, Elon; DL-Mike Washington, Newberry; LB-Dennis Yarbrough, Newberry; LB-Ted Inscore, Catawba; DB-Chuck Lindsay, Elon; DB-D.D. Boyd, Newberry; DB-John Hackett, Presbyterian; DB-Claude Crocker, Presbyterian. SECOND TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Kevin Hemphill, Catawba; DLClinton Minnicks, Carson-Newman; DL-Jim Erik, Catawba; DL-Jeff Stapleton, Mars Hill; DL-Mike Briggs, Gardner-Webb; LB-Ned Parrish, Lenoir-Rhyne; LB-Richard Garrett, CarsonNewman; DB-Mike Taylor, Newberry; DB-Rod Overholt, Catawba; DB-Chris Johnson, Gardner-Webb; DB-Alan Nicely, Carson-Newman.

1975 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Ronnie Capps, Mars Hill; WRChip Sheffield, Lenoir-Rhyne; OL-Det Haislip, Newberry; OLBob Bolick, Gardner-Webb; OL-Bee Carlton, Presbyterian; OL-Mike McGroatry, Newberry; OL-Wilmer Walker, LenoirRhyne; QB-Pat Witheril, Catawba; RB-Scott Crawford, LenoirRhyne; RB-Andrew Pittman, Carson-Newman; RB-Howard, Ferguson, Elon, RS-Ronnie Reeves, Mars Hill; PK-Rick Padgett, Lenoir-Rhyne. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE - WR-Jim Bucher, Catawba; WRMark Simms, Newberry; OL-Jeff MacKenzie, Elon; OL-David Crawford, Mars Hill; OL-Gary Hooper, Mars Hill; OL-Steve Foster, Carson-Newman; QB-Jody Salmon, Presbyterian; RB-Kim Smith, Catawba; RB-Rufus Johnson, Newberry; RB-Po Rogers, Gardner-Webb; RS-Allen Simmons, Catawba; PK-Stan Curry, Mars Hill. FIRST TEAM DEFENSE - DL-Dave Bailey, Elon; DL-Van Tyson, Lenoir-Rhyne; DL-Ricky Locklear, Elon; DL-Diffy Ross,

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All-Time award winners COACH OF THE YEAR 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975

Frankie DeBusk Chip Hester Zak Willis Tommy Spangler Joe Reich Ken Sparks Ken Sparks David Bennett David Bennett David Bennett Daryl Dickey Ken Sparks Ken Sparks David Bennett Charles Forbes Ken Sparks Leon Hart Ken Sparks Ken Sparks Ken Sparks John Perry Woody Fish Ken Sparks Steve Patton Cally Gault Ken Sparks Ken Sparks Jerry Tolley Charles Gibson Jerry Tolley Cally Gault Reed Charpia Cally Gault Warren Klawiter Fred Herren

Tusculum Catawba Newberry Presbyterian Wingate Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Catawba Catawba Catawba Presbyterian Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne Carson-Newman Elon Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne Gardner-Webb Carson-Newman Mars Hill Presbyterian Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Elon Mars Hill Elon Presbyterian Newberry Presbyterian Catawba Newberry

OFFENSIVE POY 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Corey Russell Brad Roach Josh Stepp Zach Ellis Shane Kelley Luke Samples Leonard Guyton Todd Cunningham Todd Cunningham Terrance Stokes Todd Cunningham Heath Hawkins Ty Westmoreland Tracy Bowen Kevin Brown Matt Penland Leonard Davis Ken Avent Rodney Robinson Robert Thomas Robert Hardy Tommy Laurendine Tommy Laurendine Kenneth Tyson Dwayne Clark Joe Pizzo Kenneth Tyson Cameron Brooks

Tusculum Catawba Newberry Presbyterian Carson-Newman Catawba Carson-Newman Presbyterian Presbyterian Mars Hill Presbyterian Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Wingate Catawba Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne Catawba Gardner-Webb Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne Lenoir-Rhyne Carson-Newman Elon Mars Hill Carson-Newman Gardner-Webb

1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975

Gardner-Webb Elon Elon Presbyterian Presbyterian Gardner-Webb Elon Lenoir-Rhyne

1998 1997 1996 1995

DEFENSIVE POY 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975

Will Newell Eric Rice Ron Ellington Anthony Robinson Tim Clarke Ricardo Colclough Khalid Abdullah Shawn Sanders Radell Lockhart DeVonte Peterson Michael Robinson Maurice Miller Mike Clowney Mike Belk Steve Mellon Robert Burnett Lamar Adams Clayton Holmes LeRoy Mincey Joe Fishback Mike Schlechter Sam Pinkney Lee Marchman Darryl Perry Charlie Huff Butch Gunter Stanley Tootoo Stanley Tootoo John Gulledge Steve Campbell Steve Campbell Charlie Coles Wes McLaughlin Ricky Locklear Sanders Shiver

Newberry Carson-Newman Catawba Carson-Newman Lenoir-Rhyne Tusculum Mars Hill Catawba Catawba Catawba Catawba Catawba Carson-Newman Mars Hill Carson-Newman Elon Elon Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Presbyterian Mars Hill Gardner-Webb Presbyterian Lenoir-Rhyne Elon Elon Mars Hill Mars Hill Mars Hill Newberry Elon Elon Carson-Newman

1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

2000

John Brown (O) Mars Hill Lakeem Perry (D) Catawba Nelson Woods (O) Wingate Revel Coffey (D) Carson-Newman Justin Sanders (O) Lenoir-Rhyne Brian Brown (D) Carson-Newman Alex Rouse (O) Carson-Newman Antwan Thomas (D) Presbyterian George Washington (O) Mars Hill Sherman Burnett (D) Presbyterian Brandon Sims (O) Mars Hill Marcus Huntley (D) Catawba Chris Winford (O) Lenoir-Rhyne Samario Houston (D) Catawba Rodney Wallace (O) Catawba Shane Kelley (O) Carson-Newman Maurice Jackson (D) Mars Hill Kennard France (O) Lenoir-Rhyne Craig Pritchett (D) Tusculum Jameil Surratt (O) Lenoir-Rhyne

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Rodney Williams (O) Khalid Abdullah (D) Todd Cunningham (O) Shawn Sanders (D) Vic Gilmore (O) Darryl Henderson (D) Clint Conner (O) Cedric Killings (D) Shawn Gannaway (O) Duane Thompson (D) Michael Byrley (O) Steve Fox (D) Randy Sullivan (O) Corey Hardy (D) Maurice Blakeney Vernon Buck Derrick Sharpe Chuck Proffitt Robert Thomas Mike Warren Edwin Lowery Steve Riggins Brian Bryson

Wingate Mars Hill Presbyterian Catawba Newberry Gardner-Webb Gardner-Webb Carson-Newman Elon Presbyterian Mars Hill Lenoir-Rhyne Presbyterian Gardner-Webb Elon Wingate Mars Hill Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Catawba Carson-Newman Presbyterian Lenoir-Rhyne

JACOBS BLOCKING 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990

Thomas Battle Heath Benedict Heath Benedict Marcus Brisbone Reggie Perkins Alan Dunn Alan Dunn David Cassell Clay Clevenger Brian Hinson Alan Collis Ryan Keese Brian Estes Jason Self Hugo Ieremia Bill Clarke Kevin Sims Kevin Sims Paige Belcher

Carson-Newman Newberry Newberry Presbyterian Carson-Newman Tusculum Tusculum Mars Hill Carson-Newman Catawba Carson-Newman Presbyterian Presbyterian Wingate Carson-Newman Elon Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Carson-Newman

SCHOLAR ATHLETE

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

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Chip Stuart John Bangley Bobby Hedrick Clayto Burke Jimmy Spence Johnny Walker Howard Ferguson Scott Crawford

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Jarrell NeSmith Jarrell NeSmith Glen Black Glen Black Joey King Craig Pritchett Craig Pritchett Nick Means Charlie Walker Chris Stinson Thomas Hornick Thomas Hornick Carpaccio Owens Chris McGaha Chris McGaha Doug Turner Brent Taylor Brent Taylor

Tusculum Tusculum Tusculum Tusculum Carson-Newman Tusculum Tusculum Catawba Carson-Newman Wingate Mars Hill Mars Hill Catawba Presbyterian Presbyterian Wingate Mars Hill Mars Hill


All-Time coaching history NAME David Bennett Ken Sparks Jerry Tolley S.S. Wilson Cally Gault Tommy Spangler Lonnie Carden Daryl Dickey Chip Hester Wright Anderson Bill Mauldin Ellis Johnson Al Seagraves Rick Gilstrap Claude Gibson Steve Patton Zak Willis Frankie DeBusk Jack Huss John Perry Leon Hart J.D. Haglan Charles Forbes Woody Fish Oval Jaynes Steve Wilt Elliot Poss Tim Clifton Joe Reich Billy Kinard Tom Moore Henry Vansant Warren Klawiter Ron Case Johnny Wike Felton Stephens William Faircloth Doug Malone Mike Taylor Bill Hart Wayne Hicks Pete Stout Steve Shaughnessy Bob Brush Fred Goldsmith Billy Simmons Paul Hamilton

SCHOOL Catawba Carson-Newman Elon Elon Presbyterian Presbyterian Elon Presbyterian Catawba Elon Catawba Gardner-Webb Elon Mars Hill Mars Hill Mars Hill Gardner-Webb Newberry Tusculum Lenoir-Rhyne Presbyterian Lenoir-Rhyne Elon Catawba Lenoir-Rhyne Gardner-Webb Gardner-Webb Wingate Presbyterian Mars Hill Wingate Gardner-Webb Gardner-Webb Lenoir-Rhyne Catawba Carson-Newman Carson-Newman Mars Hill Catawba Wingate Newberry Lenoir-Rhyne Lenoir-Rhyne Catawba Catawba Wingate Lenoir-Rhyne Mars Hill Brevard

YRS. 1995-2001 1980-present 1977-81 1975-76 1975-84 2001-2006 1984-88 1997-2000 2002-present 1982-83 1987-90 1983 1996 1983-84 1975-82 1985-87 1997-1999 2003-2008 1998-present 1975-79 1991-96 1984-90 1989-1995 1991-94 1991-96 1984-96 1975-77 1989-93 1985-90 1993-present 2001-present 1978 1979-82 1980-83 1976-79 1978-79 1975-77 1988-92 1975 1994-1998 1997-2002 1997-2001 2002-2006 1983-86 1980-82 1999-2000 2007-present 1982 2008-present

ALL-TIME SAC VICTORIES NAME Ken Sparks Tim Clifton Cally Gault David Bennett Woody Fish John Perry

SCHOOL Carson-Newman Mars Hill Presbyterian Catawba Gardner-Webb L-R, Presbyterian

YRS. 29 16 10 7 13 13

SAC 41-9 166-37 27-7-1 10-3 44-21-4 28-14 23-12 19-10 31-17 7-5 16-12 4-3 4-3 7-6-1 28-25-2 11-10 12-10 22-19 35-35 16-17-1 20-22 19-30 23-26 13-15 19-23 41-50 9-11 11-24 18-23-1 47-65 20-29 2-5 11-17 10-17-1 10-18 5-9 7-13 12-23 2-4 11-24 8-28 8-28 8-27 5-23 3-18 2-13 1-12 0-0 0-7

PCT. * .820 .818 .794 .769 .677 .667 .657 .655 .646 .583 .571 .571 .571 .538 .528 .524 .545 .537 .500 .485 .476 .388 .469 .464 .452 .451 .450 .440 .439 .420 .408 .400 .393 .370 .357 .357 .350 .343 .333 .314 .258 .258 .229 .179 .143 .133 .077 .000 .000

ALL 63-16 276-67-2 49-11-2 16-6 58-44-5 42-24 34-17 28-15 53-24 14-6 21-24 5-6 4-7 10-11-1 43-36-2 18-14-1 21-12 39-25 68-52 23-28-3 29-36 33-43 37-37 18-23 30-31 72-71 13-16 23-28 29-38-1 87-81 43-33 4-5-1 17-24 16-27-1 18-24 8-12 12-19 20-32-1 4-6 24-29 20-36 14-39 17-36 13-29-1 8-23 4-18 5-17 0-1 3-18

PCT. .797 .803 .817 .727 .569 .636 .667 .651 .688 .700 .467 .455 .364 .476 .544 .563 .636 .609 .567 .451 .446 .429 .500 .439 .492 .503 .448 .451 .433 .518 .566 .444 .415 .372 .429 .400 .387 .385 .400 .453 .357 .264 .321 .314 .258 .182 .227 .000 .143

ALL-TIME OVERALL VICTORIES NO. 166 47 44 41 41 39

NAME Ken Sparks Tim Clifton Woody Fish Frankie DeBusk David Bennett John Perry

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SCHOOL Carson-Newman Mars Hill Gardner-Webb Tusculum Catawba L-R, Presbyterian

YRS. 29 16 13 11 7 13

NO. 276 87 72 68 63 62

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All-Time All-Americans 1982

ALL-AMERICANS

Chip Stuart, QB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st); Dwight Wilson, OG, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Jerome Taylor, DE, CarsonNewman (NAIA 1st); Hugh Rutledge, RB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Glenn Ford, RB, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 2nd); Cameron Brooks, WR, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); Carlisle Koonts, K, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); Charles Huff, DB, Presbyterian (NAIA 2nd)

Carson-Newman ......................76 Catawba ....................................40 Gardner-Webb..........................29 Presbyterian .............................26 Elon ...........................................20 Tusculum ..................................17 Wingate.....................................15 Mars Hill....................................14 Newberry ..................................14 Lenoir-Rhyne ...........................11

1983 Pat Apke, LB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Jimmy Turner, LB, Presbyterian (NAIA 1st); Dwight Wilson, OG, CarsonNewman (NAIA 1st); Barry Mouser, DT, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Butch Gunter, NG, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 2nd); John Nesbitt, RB, Newberry (NAIA 2nd)

1984

1975 Scott Crawford, RB, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 2nd); Bob Bolick, OT, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); Sanders Shiver, DE, CarsonNewman (NAIA 1st)

Terrence Steward, WR, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 1st);Jeff Godbee, OL, Newberry (NAIA 1st); Rick Oler, OL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Kenneth Tyson, RB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Mark Kennedy, DL, Newberry (NAIA 1st); Barry Mouser, DL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Pat Apke, LB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Royce Fentress, LB, Elon (NAIA 1st); Charles Huff, DB, Presbyterian (NAIA 1st); Kevin Barnette, DB, Mars Hill (NAIA 2nd)

1976

1985

Ricky Locklear, DT, Elon (AP Little 1st, NAIA 1st); Danny Bass, T, Elon (Kodak 1st); Mike Cox, DB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); Howard Ferguson, RB, Elon (AP Little 3rd)

Terrence Steward, WR, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 1st); Jeff Godbee, OL, Newberry (NAIA 1st); Mark Isom, DL, CarsonNewman (NAIA 1st); Lawrence Jackson, DL, Presbyterian (NAIA 1st); Pat Apke, LB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Eric Brewton, DB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st); Grady Williams, DL, Elon (NAIA 2nd)

1977 Johnny Walker, RB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st); Danny Bass, OT, Elon (NAIA 1st, Kodak 1st); Elliot Pauling, RB, Presbyterian (NAIA 2nd)

1978 Jeff Carter, OG, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st); Tank Black, WR, Carson-Newman (AP Little); Charlie Coles, DT, Newberry (NAIA 2nd); Bobby Hedrick, RB, Elon (NAIA 2nd); John Odom, C, Presbyterian (NAIA 2nd)

1979 Roy Walker, OT, Presbyterian (NAIA 1st); Clayton Burke, RB, Presbyterian (NAIA 1st); Paul Maynard, DE, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Steve Campbell, DB, Mars Hill (NAIA 2nd); Clayton Curry, DE, Mars Hill (NAIA 2nd); Rick Mashburn, P, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 2nd)

1980 Bobby Hedrick, RB, Elon (AP Little 1st, NAIA 1st); John Gulledge, LB, Mars Hill (NAIA 1st); Chris Worst, NG, Elon (NAIA 2nd); Ralph Warthen, DT, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); Brad Payne, DB, Carson-Newman ( N A I A 1st)

1981 Chris Worst, NG, Elon (NAIA 1st); Tony Pethel, OT, Elon (NAIA 1st); Phil Renn, K, Elon (NAIA 1st); Stanley Tootoo, LB, Elon (NAIA 2nd); Vann Williams, RB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Larry Owens, OG, Presbyterian (NAIA 2nd); Stan Stanton, DT, Newberry (NAIA 2nd)

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1986 Jay Floyd, OG, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); David Roberts, DT, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Keith Henry, FS, Catawba (NAIA 1st); Dwayne Clark, RB, Elon (NAIA 1st); Ricky Sigmon, OL, Elon (Kodak 1st, NAIA 1st); Terrence Steward, WR, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 1st); Lee Marchman, LB, Mars Hill (NAIA 2nd); Harry Palmer, OG, Presbyterian (NAIA 2nd)

1987 Sam Pinkney, LB, Presbyterian (NAIA 1st); Kenneth Tyson, RB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Jay Floyd, OL, CarsonNewman (NAIA 1st); Lee Marchman, LB, Mars Hill (AP Little, NAIA 1st); Jeff Parker, K, Gardner-Webb (AP Little, NAIA 1st); Keith Henry, FS, Catawba (NAIA 2nd);

1988 Mike Schlechter, DB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Rodney Goodine, LB, Catawba (NAIA 1st); LeRoy Mincey, LB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Randy Brown, K, Catawba (NAIA 2nd); Keith Henry, DB, Catawba (NAIA 1st); Dwayne Clark, RB, Elon (NAIA 2nd); Tony DiPietro, OL, Elon (NAIA 2nd); Eric Brewton, DB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); Randy Whitson, P, Mars Hill (NAIA 2nd)

1989 Kelly Rasnic, OL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Rodney Goodine, LB, Catawba (NAIA 1st); Steve Parsley, RB, Presbyterian (NAIA 1st); Brent Collins LB, CarsonNewman (NAIA 1st); Joe Fishback, DB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Todd Lipe, DE, Catawba (NAIA 2nd); Laverne Reddick, WR, Presbyterian (NAIA 2nd); Darrell Middleton, RB,

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Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); David Pool, DB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Randy Whitson, P, Mars Hill (NAIA 2nd)

1990 Paige Belcher, OL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Todd Lipe, DE, Catawba (NAIA 1st); Aaron Kanner, P, Catawba (NAIA 2nd); Robert Hardy, RB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Clayton Holmes, DB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); LeRoy Mincey, LB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Anthony Ware, DL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Jerry Ratchford, OL, Wingate (NAIA 2nd)

1991 Todd Collins, LB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Clayton Holmes, DB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st); Mark Briscoe, OL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Nathan Salyer, K, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Robert Thomas, RB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Curtis Walker, LB, Catawba (NAIA 2nd)

1992 Rodney Robinson, WR, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st, Kodak 1st, AP Little 1st, Don Hansen 1st); Darryl Gooden, LB, CarsonNewman (Kodak 1st, AP Little 3rd, Don Hansen 1st); Jason Monday, PK, Lenoir-Rhyne (AP Little 1st, Don Hansen 1st); Kevin Sims, OL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st, Don Hansen 1st); Lamar Adams, DL, Elon (NAIA 1st, Don Hansen 1st); Gabe Wilkins, DL, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st, Don Hansen 1st); Dunsey Harper, LB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st, Don Hansen 1st); James Harbinson, DB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 1st, Don Hansen 1st); Andre Kwasnik, PK, Gardner-Webb, (NAIA 1st, Don Hansen 2nd); Chuck Proffitt, DB, Carson-Newman (NAIA 1st, Don Hansen 2nd); Raymond Jennings, LB, GardnerWebb (NAIA 2nd, Don Hansen 2nd); Maurice Vezina, OL, Elon (NAIA 1st); Curtis Walker, LB, Catawba (NAIA 1st); Tony Couey, DL, Carson-Newman (NAIA 2nd); Rod Clark, KR, Elon (NAIA 2nd); Terry McGowan, DB, Gardner-Webb (NAIA 2nd); Leonard Davis, RB, Lenoir-Rhyne (NAIA 2nd); John Craven, QB, Gardner-Webb Don Hansen 1st

1993 Gabe Wilkins, DL, Gardner-Webb (AP 1st); Robert Burnett, DB, Elon (AP 3rd); Chris Eppling, OL, Carson-Newman (AP 3rd); Kendall James, KR, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 1st); Daron Rodgers, DL, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 1st)

1994 Leonard Davis, TB, Lenoir-Rhyne (CoSIDA 2nd, Don Hansen 1st); Jason Norton, PK, Catawba (CoSIDA 3rd); Rodney Best, DB, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 3rd); Steve Mellon, NG, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 2nd, Don Hansen 3rd); Michael Ross, OG, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 3rd, Don Hansen 2nd)

1995 Steve Mellon, NG, Carson-Newman (AFCA 1st, AP 1st, Don Hansen 3rd, CoSIDA 1st); Rodney Best, DB, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 3rd); Anthony Davis, LB, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 1st, CoSIDA 2nd); Dorian Lane, DB, Wingate (CoSIDA 3rd); Jason Brewer, DL, Gardner-Webb (CoSIDA 3rd); Mike Belk, LB, Mars Hill (CoSIDA 3rd); Steve Gorrie, Presbyterian (C.M. Frank 2nd, Don Hansen HM); Antonio Merriweather, Presbyterian (C.M. Franks HM)

1996 Greg Payne, PK, Catawba (AFCA 1st, CoSIDA 2nd, AP 3rd, Don Hansen 3rd); Mike Clowney, LB, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 1st, AP 1st, Don Hansen 1st); Speedy Mickles, DB,


All-Time All-Americans Gardner-Webb (CoSIDA 2nd, Don Hansen 2nd); Jon Jon Simmons, DB, Carson-Newman (AP 3rd, Don Hansen 3rd); Maurice Miller, DE, Catawba (Don Hansen 3rd); Brian Estes, OT, Presbyterian (Don Hansen 3rd); Jacques Rumph, RS, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 3rd)

1997 Cedric Killings, DL, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 1st, AP Little 2nd); Charles Rathbone, OL, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 1st, Don Hansen 3rd, AP Little 3rd); Jacques Rumph, RS, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 2nd, AFCA 1st); Jon Jon Simmons, DB, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 1st, Don Hansen 1st, AP Little 1st); Tyrone Westmoreland, RB, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen 2nd, AP Little 3rd); Maurice Miller, DL, Catawba (AFCA 1st); Anthony Heatley, OL, Newberry (AFCA 1st); Troy Gamble, Presbyterian (Don Hansen HM)

2002

2006

Leonard Guyton, QB, Carson-Newman (AFCA 1st, AP 2nd, Football Gazette HM, d2football.com 2nd); Steve Josue, LB, Carson-Newman (d2football.com HM); William Moody, LB,Carson-Newman (d2football.com 2nd); Reggie Perkins, OL, Carson-Newman (Football Gazette HM); Bakari Wilkerson, OL, Carson-Newman (Football Gazette 3rd, d2football. com HM); Randy Bell, RB, Carson-Newman (d2football. com HM); Todd McComb, LB, Catawba (AFCA 1st, AP 1st, d2football.com 1st, FB Gazette HM); Jamel Jackson, DB, Catawba (FB Gazette HM); Allan Rohrbaugh, K, Catawba (FB Gazette HM); Khalid Abdullah, LB, Mars Hill (AP 1st, Daktronics 1st); Nacomma Maxwell, DL, Presbyterian (FB Gazette 3rd, d2football.com HM); Ryan Bowers, DB, Presbyterian (FB Gazette 2nd); Donald Amaker, DB, Tusculum (FB Gazette 1st, d2football.com 2nd); Alan Dunn, OL, Tusculum (d2football.com 2nd, AP 3rd, FB Gazette 3rd)

Frank Marino, Wingate, (ESPN The Magazine Academic, 1st); Glen Black, Tusculum, (ESPN The Magazine Academic, 2nd); Heath Benedict, Newberry, (Daktronics 2nd, AP 1st, d2football.com 1st, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Ron Ellington, Catawba, (AFCA, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, HM); David Jones, Wingate (AFCA, d2football. com 1st); Chris Conklin, Wingate, (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Kenwin Cummings, Wingate, (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM)

1998 Jacques Rumph, RS, Carson-Newman (AFCA 1st, CoSIDA 2nd); Montrae Ford, DB, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 1st); Alan Collis, G, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 1st); Cedric Killings, DL, Carson-Newman (CoSIDA 2nd); Brian Hinson, DB, Catawba (AFCA 1st); Troy Gamble, Presbyterian (Don Hansen HM)

1999 Cedric Killings, DL, Carson-Newman (AFCA, AP, CoSIDA, FB Gazatte); Jacques Rumph, RS, Carson-Newman (FB Gazette); Montrea Ford, DB, Carson-Newman (FB Gazette); Brian Hinson, DB, Catawba (AFCA, AP 2nd, FB Gazette 2nd); DeVonte Peterson, DL, Catawba (CoSIDA 1st, AP 2nd, FB Gazette); Don Moore, OL, Catawba (FB Gazette HM); Shawn McBride, DB, Catawba (FB Gazette HM); Toy Williams, DB, Mars Hill (FB Gazette HM); Todd Cunningham, QB, Presbyterian (USA FB Sophomore Team 2nd, FB Gazette 3rd); Brad Bolemon, WR, Presbyterian (FB Gazette HM); Travis Smith, WR, Presbyterian (FB Gazette)

2000 Keith Akard, Carson-Newman (Verizon Academic); Clay Clevenger, OL, Carson-Newman (AP, Daktronics, AFCA, FB Gazette, D2Football.com); Radell Lockhart, DL, Catawba (AP 2nd, FB Gazette 1st, CoSIDA 1st); DeVonte Peterson, DL, Catawba (AFCA 1st, AP 1st, d2football.com 1st, FB Gazette 2nd, CoSIDA 2nd); Shawn Sanders, LB, Catawba (FB Gazette HM); Don Moore, OL, Catawba (d2football.com 2nd, FB Gazette 3rd); Terrance Stokes, RB, Mars Hill (AFCA); David Cassell, TE, Mars Hill (D2Football.com, USAFootball.com); Khalid Abdullah, LB, Mars Hill (D2Football.com, USAFootball. com); Toy Williams, DB, Mars Hill (USAFootball.com); Travis Smith, All-Purpose, Presbyterian (Don Hansen FB Gazette) Paul Czerniak, PK, Tusculum (D2Football.com 2nd, Don Hansen FB Gazette HM)

2001 Matthew Ridgon, OL, Carson-Newman, (AP, Daktronics, FB Gazette, d2football.com, AFCA 2nd); Shawn Sanders, LB, Catawba (CoSIDA, FB Gazette 2nd); Matt Gross, K, Catawba (AP 2nd, D2football.com 2nd, FB Gazette 3rd); Todd McComb, LB, Catawba (AP 2nd, D2football.com 2nd, FB Gazette 3rd); Cole Beane, OL, Catawba (FB Gazette HM); David Cassell, TE, Mars Hill (AFCA); Todd Cunningham, QB, Presbyterian (AFCA, AP 2nd, Don Hansen 3rd); D.J. Humphries, WR, Presbyterian (AP, Don Hansen, D2Football. com HM); Nacoma Maxwell, DL, Presbyterian (Don Hansen 2nd); Donald Amaker, RS, Tusculum (Don Hansen 2nd); Paul Czerniak, PK, Tusculum (d2football.com HM)

2003 Justin Anderson, OL, Carson-Newman (Dopke.com 1st, Daktronics HM); Deonte Bolden, DB, Carson-Newman (Dopke. com 1st); Clarence Glymph, DL, Carson-Newman (d2football. com 2nd); Reggie Perkins, OL, Carson-Newman (AP 3rd, FB Gazette 3rd, d2football.com HM, Dopke.com HM, Daktronics HM); Leonard Weaver, TE, Carson-Newman (FB Gazette HM); Cole Beane, OL, Catawba (FB Gazette 1st, d2football. com 1st, AP 3rd); Khanis Hubbard, DL, Catawba (FB Gazette 1st, d2football.com 2nd); Jamel Jackson, DB, Catawba (d2football.com 2nd); Ricardo Colclough, DB, Tusculum (AFCA 1st, AP 1st, Daktronics 1st, D2football.com 1st DB, HM RS; Dopke.com 1st, FB Gazette 1st DB & RS); Alan Dunn, OL, Tusculum (d2football.com 1st, Dopke.com 2nd, FB Gazette 1st); John Bowman, Wingate (FB Gazette 3rd); Chris Brewer, P/K, Wingate (Daktronics 2nd, FB Gazette 3rd)

2004 Ra’Shun Judge, Tusculum (D2football.com, 2nd; Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM; Collegesportsreport.com, 4th); Cory Newton, Tusculum (Collegesportsreport.com, 4th); Teddy Canty, Presbyterian (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM;) Quasi Gary, Presbyterian (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Leonard Weaver, Carson-Newman (AP, 1st; AFCA, 1st; D2football.com, 1st;) Reggie Perkins, Carson-Newman, (D2football.com, 2nd); Tim Clarke, Lenoir-Rhyne (Collegesportsreport.com, 2nd); Daniel Lynch, Catawba (D2football. com, 2nd); Luke Samples, Catawba, (D2football.com, HM); Kolby Fisher, Catawba (D2football.com, HM); Caleb Crothers, Carson-Newman (Dopke.com)

2007 Heath Benedict, Newberry, (AP 1st, d2football.com 1st, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 1st); Chris Conklin, Wingate, (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 2nd, d2football.com HM); Kenwin Cummings, Wingate, (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 2nd); Ron Ellington, Catawba (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 3rd, d2football.com HM); Eric Rice, Carson-Newman (AFCA, d2football.com 1st, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Terence Crosby, Catawba (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Kory Fisher, Catawba (d2football.com HM, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Rashawn Champion, Mars Hill (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Brad Roach, Catawba (AFCA, d2football. com HM);

2008 Thomas Battle, Carson-Newman (AP 1st, Daktronics 1st, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 2nd); Buck Wakefield, Carson-Newman (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Terence Crosby, Catawba (AFCA, AP 2nd, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 3rd); Jamelle Cuthbertson, Catawba (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Melquan Fair, Catawba (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM); Will Newell, Newberry (AFCA); Jarrell NeSmith, Tusculum (AP 2nd, Daktronics 1st, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 1st, ESPN The Magazine Academic 2nd); Corey Russell, Tusculum (Daktronics 2nd, Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 3rd); Justin Scott, Tusculum (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 3rd); John Gregory, Tusculum (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette 3rd); Ryan Tallent, Tusculum (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette HM)

Corey Russell

2005 Deonte Bolden, Carson-Newman (D2football.com, 1st; AP, 1st; AFCA); Anthony Robinson, Carson-Newman (D2football. com, 2nd; Collegesportsreport.com, 3rd; AP 2nd); Pat Egan, Carson-Newman (D2football.com, HM; AP 3rd); Rush Rollins, Catawba (Collegesportsreport.com, 4th); Antoine Jones, Mars Hill (D2football.com, HM); Tymere Zimmerman, Newberry (D2football.com, 2nd; Collegesportsreport.com, 4th); Marcus Brisbone, Presbyterian (AFCA; Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, 1st; D2football.com, 2nd; Collegesportsreport.com, 3rd; AP 2nd); Antwan Thomas, Presbyterian (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, 3rd); Chad Burgess, Presbyterian (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, 3rd); Zach Ellis, Presbyterian (D2football.com, HM); Quasi Gary, Presbyterian (D2football. com, HM); Octavius Love, Tusculum (Collegesportsreport. com, 4th; D2Football.com, HM); Kenwin Cummings, Wingate (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, 1st)

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Pro football SAC PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS BY SCHOOL SCHOOL NFL CFL USFL UFL AFL Other Carson-Newman 36 4 2 0 1 0 Presbyterian 10 0 0 0 2 3 Lenoir-Rhyne 10 2 2 0 0 0 Gardner-Webb 5 3 0 0 4 0 Catawba 5 3 0 0 1 0 Newberry 2 1 0 0 1 3 Tusculum 3 0 0 0 0 2 Wingate 1 1 0 1 0 0 Elon 2 0 0 0 0 0 Mars Hill 2 0 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 76 14 4 1 9 8

TOT 43 15 14 12 9 7 5 3 2 2 112

1986

1976 PLAYER Mike McDonald Sanders Shiver

SCH CAT CN

Jim Bucher Scott Crawford Wes Phillips Chip Shefield

CAT LR LR LR

TEAM (League) St. Louis (NFL) Baltimore (NFL)

RND FA 5th

Pat Apke CN Lawrence Jackson PC Larry Smith CN Terrence Steward LR

FA FA FA 12th

Greg Quick Randy Watts

FA

Trai Ehler Pat Johnson Kenneth Tyson

1977 Dallas (NFL) Calgary (CFL) Dallas (NFL) Tampa Bay (NFL)

1978 Curtis Bumgardner CN

Denver (NFL)

1979 Tank Black Tony Linginfelter Danny Sanders

CN CN CN

Atlanta (NFL) FA San Francisco (NFL) FA NY Jets (NFL) 11th

1980 Clayto Burke David Elliott Ned Parrish

PC PC LR

Seattle (NFL) Dallas (NFL) Pittsburgh (NFL)

FA FA FA

1981 Ken Hartley Heyward Hinton Bill McClung

CAT PC CN

New England (NFL) FA Seattle (NFL) FA Denver (NFL) FA

1982 Charles Harbison Tony Suber Jimmy Turner Ralph Warthen Van Williams

GW GW PC GW CN

Buffalo (NFL) Buffalo (NFL) Dallas (NFL) Washington (NFL) Buffalo (NFL)

FA 12th FA 8th 4th

1983 Glenn Ford Boyce Green Rick Mashburn Jerome Taylor

LR CN LR CN

Denver (USFL) Cleveland (NFL) Atlanta (NFL) Dallas (NFL)

9th 11th FA FA

1984 Carlton Gunn Butch Gunter Charles Huff Dwight Wilson

CN LR PC CN

Memphis (USFL) FA Memphis (USFL) 14th San Francisco (NFL) FA Cleveland (NFL) FA

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CN CN CN CN

Dallas (NFL) FA Saskatchewan (CFL) FA Dallas (NFL) FA Kansas City (NFL) FA

Sam Hardy Hugo Ieremia Shannon Myers Shawn Quinn

CN CN LR CN

1987 CAT CAT CN CN CN

NY Jets (NFL) FA NY Giants (NFL) FA Washington (NFL) FA

1989 James Crawford

LR

Winnipeg (CFL)

FA

1990 Brent Collins Joe Fishback David Pool Netto Purnsley Vernon Turner

CN CN CN CAT CN

Buffalo (NFL) NY Giants (NFL) San Diego (NFL) Ottawa (CFL) Denver (NFL)

7th FA 6th FA FA

1991 Robert Hardy Darren Hughes John Nee Joe Randolph

CN CN E E

Todd Collins Clayton Holmes Robert Thomas Lee Williamson

CN CN CN PC

Tampa Bay (NFL) Minnesota (NFL) Houston (NFL) Minnesota (NFL)

FA 12th FA 12th

1992 New England (NFL) 3rd Dallas (NFL) 3rd Washington (NFL) FA Houston (NFL) FA

1993 Tony Couey Darryl Gooden James Harbinson Dunsey Harper Craig Keith Darren Nosal Rodney Robinson Chip Stewart

CN CN GW GW LR GW GW GW

Toronto (CFL) Winnipeg (CFL) Charlotte (AFL) Hamilton (CFL) Pittsburgh (NFL) Miami (AFL) Charlotte (AFL) Ottowa (CFL)

FA FA FA FA 7th FA FA FA

1994 Kendall Chaffin W Aaron Kanner CAT Raymond Jennings GW Gabe Wilkins GW Damon Wright CN

Taipei (UFL) Shreveport (CFL) Charlotte (AFL) Green Bay (NFL) Washington (NFL)

Arizona (NFL) Orlando (AFL) Miami (NFL) Ottawa (CFL)

FA FA 7th FA

1996

Atlanta (NFL) FA Kansas City (NFL) 9th

1988

1985 Jimmy Covington Jeff Joslin Ted Marcus Charles Merritt

1995

Memphis (USFL) FA New England (NFL) FA New England (NFL) FA Dallas (NFL) FA

FA FA FA 4th FA

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Terry Guess Stan Whitlock Steve Gorrie Ramon George

GW W PC LR

Richard Howard Kendall James Terrance Porter Stanley Clay Doug Knight Rico Cannon Brian Estes Dorian Lane

CN CN GW N N N PC W

Maurice Miller

CAT

New Orleans (NFL) 5th Dallas (NFL) FA Cincinnati (NFL) FA Washington (NFL) FA

1997 Baltimore (NFL) Buffalo (NFL) Montreal (CFL) Texas (AFL) Edmonton (CFL) Philadelphia (NFL) Carolina (NFL) Grenoble (EFL)

FA FA FA FA FA FA FA FA

1998 Albany (AFL)

FA

1999 Ques Rumph Torrie Griffin Cedric Killings John Milem Rico Cannon Randy Sullivan Steve Gorrie

CN CN CN LR NC PC PC

Hamilton (CFL) FA Tennessee (NFL) FA San Francisco (NFL) FA San Francisco (NFL) 5th Oakland (NFL) FA Carolina (AFL) FA Florda (AFL) FA

2000 Marq Cerqua CN Radell Lockhart CAT Devonte Peterson CAT

Tampa Bay (NFL) FA Jacksonville (NFL) FA Buffalo (NFL) FA

2001 Rico Cannon NC Cape Fear (af2) FA Todd Cunningham PC Braunschweig (GAFL) FA D.J. Humphries PC Baltimore (NFL) FA Caleb Slover TC Carolina (af2) FA Paul Czerniak TC Carolina, Louisville (af2) FA Jerrod Gunter TC Cape Fear (af2) FA Ryan Cuthbert TC San Diego (af2) FA

2002 Khalid Abdullah Steve Josue Danny Jenkins Randy Bell Ryan Bowers Bull Brown Reggie Jones

MH CN CAT CN PC TC TC

Cincinnati (NFL) Green Bay (NFL) Carolina (NFL) Cleveland (NFL) Cincinnati (af2) Greensboro (af2) Columbus (af2)

5th 7th FA FA FA FA FA


Pro football 2003 Ricardo Colclough Kevin Wolcott Alan Dunn Clarence Glymph Michael Grant JeMonte Battle Steve Gorrie

TC TC TC C-N MH CAT PC

Leonard Weaver Ryan Bowers Chris Brewer Jeremy Phillips

C-N PC WU LRC

Tony Colston Fred Stayton

TC TC

David Jones

WU

Pittsburgh (NFL) Tennessee (NFL) Atlanta (NFL) Green Bay (NFL) Cleveland (NFL) Hamilton (CFL) Florida (af2)

2nd FA FA FA FA FA FA

2004 Seattle (NFL) FA Green Bay (af2) FA Edmonton (CFL), Macon (af2) Atlanta (NFL) FA

2005 Tennessee Valley (af2) Berlin (NFL Europe)

2006 New Orleans (NFL) 5th

2007 Anthony Toribio CN James Banks CN Brad Roach CAT Tymere Zimmerman NEW Chris Conklin WU Kenwin Cummings WU Donald Brown WU

Miami (NFL) FA Calgary (CFL) FA Baltimore (NFL) FA Louisville (af2) Carolina (NFL) FA New York Jets (NFL) FA British Columbia (CFL) FA

2008 Marchent Faustin NEW

Fairbanks (IFL)

Todd Collins

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Website www.thesac.com AtThe official website of the South Atlantic Conference is www.thesac.com in 2006 The website was redesigned in 2006 as the red with Scott Mcleague partnered with Scott McCain of Athleth the icsite.com to launch the new site. The league will unveil a redesign look in the fall of 2009. sy to naviVisitors will find site easy to navigate. Links andfound sports to the latest news and sports wills be on ll the home page, as well as buttons for other An incategories. An interactive poll is featured on on the the home page. During the football season, game recaps and statistics are updated each Sunday. reOn Monday, the league annouces its football nPlayers of the Week. es Media and fans can sign up to join the league’s mailing list and receive n sign allupthetolastest join news delivered directly to your inbox. all Other popular features of the website tly into clude the Publications section, where current and archived media guides are available for ebsite download; the Photo Galleries section, where re photos from league championships can be ia guides found; and the Multimedia section, which has d; the Photo links to audio and videos from league events. re photos from n be found; h has league

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“This Week In The SAC” radio show returns for eighth season “This Week in The South Atlantic Conference”, a 10-minute radio show that recaps the previous week’s football highlights and previews upcoming games, returns for its seventh season. The popular show also features outstanding accomplishments and award winners in the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and vol-

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leyball. The show appears on several stations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The show is also available to download as a Podcast directly from the South Atlantic Conference website. The show is available each Wednesday. The South Atlantic Conference unveiled the weekly radio highlight show in 2002.

2009 SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL

Steven Stone, a veteran broadcaster and award-winning sportscaster is the official voice of “This Week in the South Atlantic Conference.” Radio stations interested in airing “This Week in the South Atlantic Conference” should contact Dennis Switzer, SAC Director of Sports Administration and Information, at (803) 981-5240.


SAC sponsors The South Atlantic Conference would like to thank its Corporate Sponsors:

McMillan Smith & Partners Architechts, PLLC

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Media outlets Phone Fax Email League Outlets Charlotte Observer ............................................................. 800-432-6010 ................................ 704-358-5110 .................................obsports@charlotte.com Rock Hill Herald .................................................................. 803-329-4075 ................................ 803-329-4021.................................sports@heraldonline.com Spartanburg Herald-Journal ............................................... 864-582-4511................................. 864-594-6350.................................sports@shj.com Greenville News ................................................................. 800-395-8326 ................................ 864-298-4395.................................sports@greenvillenews.com The State ............................................................................ 800-456-8470 ................................ 803-771-8613.................................statesports@thestate.com Winston-Salem Journal ...................................................... 800-642-0925 ................................ 336-727-4083.................................mgarber@wsjournal.com Greensboro News & Record............................................... 336-373-7062 ................................ 336-373-7067.................................info@thenews-record.com Knoxville News-Sentinel ..................................................... 800-289-3131 ................................ 865-342-6402.................................sports@knews.com Asheville Citizen-Times ...................................................... 800-800-4202 ext. 5866 ................ 828-232-0429.................................scoreboard@citizen-times.com South Carolina Associated Press ....................................... 800-922-1565 ................................ 803-252-2913.................................piacobelli@ap.org North Carolina Associated Press ........................................ 800-662-7075 ................................ 919-834-1078.................................apraleigh@ap.org Tennessee Associated Press.............................................. 800-453-1282 ................................ 615-376-0947.................................apnashville@ap.org WBTV-3 Charlotte............................................................... 704-374-3713 ........................................................................................dlittle@wbtv.com WSOC-9 Charlotte.............................................................. 704-335-4871 .......................................................................................bill.voth@wsoc-tv.com WCNC-36 Charlotte............................................................ 704-329-3600 ........................................................................................gbailey@wcnc.com WCCB-Fox 18 Charlotte ..................................................... 704-632-7550 ........................................................................................bsynder@foxcharlotte.tv Brevard College WSQL 1240 AM .................................................................. 828-877-5252 ........................................................................................WSQLradio@yahoo.com Transylvania Times............................................................. 828-883-8156 ........................................................................................rrobertson@citcom.net Hendersonville Times ......................................................... 828-232-5832 ................................ 828 693-5581 .................................dean.hensley@hendersonvillenews.com Carson-Newman College Jefferson-County Standard-Banner .................................... 865-475-2081 ................................ 865-475-8539.................................news@standardbanner.com Morristown Citizen Tribune ................................................. 423-581-5630 ................................ 423-581-8863.................................ctsports@lcs.net Chattanooga Times Free Press .......................................... 1-800-733-2637 ............................ 423-757-6490................................sports@timesfreepress.com Kingsport Times-News ....................................................... 423-392-1323 ................................ 423-392-1385.................................sports@timesnews.net WIKQ .................................................................................. 423-639-6731 ................................ 423-638-1979.................................raderba@yahoo.com WMXK ................................................................................ 423-586-9696 ................................ 423-581-4290.................................paulandrie@hotmail.com Catawba College WSAT ................................................................................. 704-633-0621 ................................ 704-636-2955 WSTP ................................................................................. 704-636-3811 ................................ 704-637-1490.................................howardplatt@yahoo.com Salisbury Post..................................................................... 704-639-0003 ............................... 704-639-0003.................................sports@salisburypost.com Lenoir-Rhyne College Hickory Daily Record .......................................................... 800-849-8586 ext. 262 .................. 828-324-8179.................................chobbs@hickoryrecord.com Observer News Enterprise ................................................. 828-464-0221 ................................ 828-464-1267.................................onesports@charter.net Lenoir News-Topic .............................................................. 800-568-6742 ................................ 828-754-0110 .................................sports@newstopic.net WKVS Radio....................................................................... 828-738-1033 ................................ 808-757-3300.................................crockett@kicksradio.com WHKY Radio ...................................................................... 828-322-5115................................. 828-322-8256.................................jsavage@whky.com WMNC Radio...................................................................... 828-464-4041 ................................ 828-464-9662.................................wmnc@wmnc.com Lincoln Memorial University WLMU Radio ..................................................................... 423-869-6356 ............................... 606-248-6397 WFXY-AM/WANO-AM ........................................................ 606-248-1560 Middlesboro Daily News ..................................................... 606-248-1010 ................................ 606-248-7614.................................sports@middlesborodailynews.com Mars Hill College WLOS TV-13 ...................................................................... 800-288-2413 ................................ 828-651-4618 Lions Sports Network ......................................................... 828-689-1265 ................................ 828-689-1501.................................ckelly@mhc.edu WISE 1310 AM/98.1 FM ESPN Sports Radio ................... 828-259-9695 ........................................................................................bmcclement@saganc.com Newberry College WKDK 1240 AM.................................................................. 803-276-2957 ................................ 803-276-3337.................................contactus@wkdk.com Newberry Observer ............................................................ 803-276-0625 ................................ 803-276-1517.................................news@newberryobserver.com Greenwood Index-Journal .................................................. 864-223-1813 ................................ 864-223-7331.................................sports@indexjournal.com WSPA-TV ........................................................................... 864-587-5452 ................................ 864-587-5430.................................pyanity@wspa.com WYFF-TV............................................................................ 864-240-5265/5264 ....................... 864-240-5297.................................gshart@hearst.com WOLO-TV ........................................................................... 803-754-7528 ................................ 803-691-4015.................................thill@wolo.com WLTX-TV ............................................................................ 803-776-9508 ................................ 803-783-2971.................................bobshields@wltx.gannett.com WIS-TV ............................................................................... 803-758-1288 ................................ 803-758-1278.................................Rhenry@wis-tv.com Tusculum College Greeneville Sun .................................................................. 423-638-4181 ................................ 423-638-3645.................................wayne.phillips@greenevillesun.com ............................................................................................................................................................................................................joe.byrd@greenevillesun.com Johnson City Press............................................................. 423-929-3111 ................................. 423-929-7484.................................twilliams@johnsoncitypress.com Kingsport Times-News ....................................................... 423-246-6397 ................................ 423-392-1385.................................jmoorehouse@timesnews.net Morristown Citizen Tribune ................................................. 423-581-5630 ................................ 423-581-8863.................................ctsports@lcs.net WSMG AM-1450, WGRV, WIKQ ........................................ 423-636-3188 ................................ 423-638-3180.................................voiceofthepioneers@hotmail.com WJHL TV-13 ....................................................................... 423-434-4544 ................................ 423-926-7928.................................khawkins@wjhl.com WCYB TV-5 ........................................................................ 276-645-1500 ................................ 276-645-1554.................................pjohnson@wcyb.com Wingate University The Enquirer-Journal .......................................................... 704-289-1541 ................................ 704-289-2929.................................jsnow@theej.com

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Media Relations Directors Seth Montgomery

Dennis Switzer

SAC

Office ......................................... 803-981-5240, ext. 2 Fax:.......................................................803-981-9444 Home: ...................................................803-324-8857 Cell: ......................................................803-493-3406 Email:..........................................dennis@thesac.com Address: ....................................226 North Park Drive ............................................Gateway Plaza Suite 130 .................................................... Rock Hill, SC 29730

Sports Information Director

BREVARD

Director of Sports Administration and Information

Jim Lewis

Sports Information Director

Office ....................................................865-471-3513 Fax:.......................................................865-471-3514 Cell: ......................................................865-414-1060 Email:................................................. zbeam@cn.edu Address: ........................................... CNC Box 72009 .............................................Jefferson City, TN 37760

Office ....................................................828-328-7174 Fax:.......................................................828-328-7399 Home: ..................................................828) 261-9973 Email:................................................. karrsjd@lrc.edu Address: .............................................. P.O. Box 7356 .................................................... Hickory, N.C. 28603 Graduate Assistant ............................... Joe Matthews

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

LENOIR-RHYNE

John Karrs Sports Information Director

CATAWBA

CARSON-NEWMAN

Zeke Beam

NEWBERRY

MARS HILL

Office ....................................................828-689-1535 Fax:.......................................................828-689-1440 Home: ...................................................828-689-2640 Email................................................rbaker@mhc.edu Address: ........................................Campus Box 6668 .................................................... Mars Hill, NC 28754 Assistant SID ...................................Nicholas Petrone

Sports Information Director Office ....................................................704-637-4720 Fax:.......................................................704-637-5705 Home: ...................................................704-664-4341 Email:....................................... jdlewis@catawba.edu Address: .........................................2300 W. Innes St. ...................................................Salisbury, NC 28144

Rusty Peace Sports Information Director Office ....................................................423-869-6236 Fax:.......................................................423-869-6376 Home: ...................................................423-869-5120 Email:...................................rusty.peace@lmunet.edu Address: ................ Box 2028 Cumberland Gap Pkwy ...................................................Harrogate, TN 37752 Assistant SID ...............................................Bill Porter

Josh Manck

Rick Baker Assistant AD/Sports Information Director/ Compliance Director

Office ....................................................828-884-8288 Fax:.......................................................828-884-8274 Cell: ......................................................828-582-8907 Email......................................montgosj@brevard.edu Address: .......................... One Brevard College Drive ....................................................Brevard, N.C. 28712 Assistant SID ........................................... Stacy Keller

Sports Information Director Office ....................................................803-321-5667 Fax:.......................................................803-321-5660 Cell: ......................................................803-944-0618 Email:...............................josh.manck@newberry.edu Address: ..................................... 2100 College Street ....................................................Newberry SC 29108 Assistant SID: ............. Ryan Real, Nick Vlattas, Brice Zimmerman

David Sherwood Assistant Athletic Director

Office ....................................................423-636-7326 Fax:.......................................................423-636-7370 Cell: ......................................................423-341-0091 Email:..................................ddonnelly@tusculum.edu Address: .............................................. P.O. Box 5054 ........................................................Tusculum College ................................................ Greeneville, TN 37743 Assistant SID .......................................Whitney Noble

WINGATE

TUSCULUM

Dom Donnelly Sports Information Director

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Office ....................................................704-233-8186 Fax:.......................................................704-233-8169 Home: ...................................................704-233-5390 Cell: ............................................................................ Email:..................................dsherwood@wingate.edu Address: ........................................Campus Box 3051 .....................................................Wingate, NC 28174 Assistant SID .......................................... Hugh Patton

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a Positive Game Environment

Find out how at www.diicommunity.org

Is it Civil? Comfortable? Entertaining?


We have joined institutions across 22 conferences and independents in committing to safe, fun, and entertaining sporting experiences on Division II campuses. We have signed the pledge to create and continue family-friendly experiences for everyone.

NCAA Division II presidents and chancellors affirm that athletics events should reflect the values of higher education and the mission of each institution. Division II emphasizes learning and development in a personal setting. As chancellors and presidents, we are concerned about the uncivil behavior exhibited at college athletics contests and thereby pledge to work together to make respectful, familyfriendly events a standard of the Division II experience.

Learn more at www.diicommunity.org


Composite schedule THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 Carson-Newman at Winona State, 8 p.m. SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 Tusculum at Charleston (W.Va.), 1 p.m. Catawba at St. Augustine’s, 1:30 p.m. West Georgia at Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Brevard at Edward Waters, 5 p.m. Newberry at Valdosta State, 7 p.m. Shorter at Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m. Mars Hill at North Greenville, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 North Greenville at Wingate, 1:30 p.m. Catawba at Fayetteville State, 6 p.m. Brevard at Pikeville, 6 p.m. Mars Hill at Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m. Carson-Newman at North Alabama, 7 p.m. Newberry at Austin Peay, 7 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Concord, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Campbellsville at Carson-Newman, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Lenoir-Rhyne at Davidson, 1 p.m. St. Augustine’s at Mars Hill, 1:30 p.m. Chowan at Brevard, 2 p.m. Wingate at UNC Pembroke, 2 p.m. Tusculum at Elizabeth City State, 6 p.m. Livingstone at Catawba, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Tusculum at Urbana, Noon UNC Pembroke at Carson-Newman, 1 p.m. Southern Virginia at Brevard, 4 p.m. Cumberland (Tenn.) at Newberry, 7 p.m. North Greenville at Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 WINGATE AT TUSCULUM, 8:05 p.m.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 NEWBERRY AT CARSON-NEWMAN, 1 p.m. MARS HILL AT CATAWBA, 7 p.m. BREVARD AT LENOIR-RHYNE, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 BREVARD AT WINGATE, 1:30 p.m. CARSON-NEWMAN AT MARS HILL, 1:30 p.m. NEWBERRY AT CATAWBA, 1:30 p.m. LENOIR-RHYNE AT TUSCULUM, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 WINGATE AT LENOIR-RHYNE, 2 p.m. CATAWBA AT CARSON-NEWMAN, 3 p.m. TUSCULUM AT BREVARD, 6 p.m. MARS HILL AT NEWBERRY, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 NEWBERRY AT WINGATE, 1:30 p.m. CATAWBA AT TUSCULUM, 2 p.m. MARS HILL AT BREVARD, 6 p.m. CARSON-NEWMAN AT LENOIR-RHYNE, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 BREVARD AT CARSON-NEWMAN, 1 p.m. WINGATE AT CATAWBA, 1:30 p.m. LENOIR-RHYNE AT MARS HILL, 2:30 p.m. TUSCULUM AT NEWBERRY, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 CATAWBA AT BREVARD, 1 p.m. CARSON-NEWMAN AT WINGATE, 1:30 p.m. NEWBERRY AT LENOIR-RHYNE, 2 p.m. MARS HILL AT TUSCULUM, 2:30 p.m. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 TUSCULUM AT CARSON-NEWMAN, 1 p.m. LENOIR-RHYNE AT CATAWBA, 1:30 p.m. WINGATE AT MARS HILL, 1:30 p.m. BREVARD AT NEWBERRY, 7 p.m. All Times Eastern SAC games in ALL CAPS

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