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2012 Southland Football Southland Conference 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 150 Frisco, Texas 75034 Office Phone: 972-422-9500 Fax Numer: 972-422-9225

Staff

Tom Burnett, Commissioner Henry Archuleta, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Services Edd Henderson, Associate Commissioner, Financial Operations Teri Franch, Administrative Assistant Jack Key, Associate Commissioner, Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie McDonald, Associate Commissioner, Institutional Services Jenny McGhee, Associate Commissioner, External Relations Chris Mycoskie, Assistant Commissioner, Television & Electronic Media Stephanie Tracy, Assistant Director of Operations

Communications

Todd Lamb, Assistant Commissioner, Communications E-mail: tlamb@southland.org Office: 972-422-9500, ext. 107 Cell: 817-287-8393; Twitter: @Todd_SLC Calhoun Hipp, Director of Communications E-mail: chipp@southland.org Office: 972-422-9500, ext. 110 Cell: 803-673-1865; Twitter: @CalhounHippSLC

Credits

The 2012 Southland Conference football media guide is a production of the Southland communications staff. Writing, page layout, research and editing provided by Todd Lamb, Calhoun Hipp and Sarah Minton. Cover and interior designs provided by Old Hat Creative, Norman, Okla. Special thanks to the sports information departments in the Southland Conference for assistance in providing the information and photographs used in this publication. Additional photography provided by Rick Yeatts and the City of Frisco. Printing by MultiAd Sports, Peoria, Ill.

Southland Conference Teams Central Arkansas................................................................................................................................................ 38-43 Lamar.............................................................................................................................................................. 44-49 McNeese State................................................................................................................................................. 50-55 Nicholls State.................................................................................................................................................... 56-61 Northwestern State............................................................................................................................................ 62-67 Sam Houston State............................................................................................................................................ 68-73 Southeastern Louisiana....................................................................................................................................... 74-79 Stephen F. Austin............................................................................................................................................... 80-85 2011 Season in Review Notes............................................................................................................................................................... 88-91 Results...................................................................................................................................................................92 Statistics......................................................................................................................................................... 93-107 History and Records Southland Champions............................................................................................................................................110 Postseason Honors........................................................................................................................................ 110-111 Statistical Trends............................................................................................................................................ 112-117 All-Conference Teams.................................................................................................................................... 118-125 Coaching/Miscellaneous Records.............................................................................................................................126 All-Time Standings......................................................................................................................................... 127-131 NCAA Postseason..................................................................................................................................................133 All-Americans................................................................................................................................................ 134-135 Records....................................................................................................................................................... 136-145 In the Final Top-25 Polls................................................................................................................................. 146-148 Southland in the National Football League Southland in the NFL/Active Players.........................................................................................................................150 Southland NFL Draft History/Super Bowl & Pro-Bowl Participants.......................................................................... 151-153 Southland Players on NFL Rosters.................................................................................................................... 154-159

Weekly Media conference Call In an effort to assist media members, teleconferences featuring the head coaches will be conducted each Tuesday morning during the season. Those participating in the call should dial in five minutes prior to the scheduled start of 10:30 a.m., Central. Contact the Southland Conference office for conference call number and pass code. Call schedule is as follows, each Tuesday, starting Aug. 28 through Nov. 13: Southland Notes:..................................................10:30 a.m. Nicholls State, Charlie Stubbs.................................10:35 a.m. Lamar, Ray Woodard.............................................10:41 a.m. McNeese State, Matt Viator....................................10:47 a.m. Central Arkansas, Clint Conque...............................10:53 a.m. Northwestern State, Bradley Dale Peveto..................10:59 a.m. Sam Houston State, Willie Fritz................................11:05 a.m. Southeastern Louisiana, Ron Roberts......................11:11 a.m. Stephen F. Austin, J.C. Harper.................................11:17 a.m.

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Bruce Ludlow, Associate Commissioner, Operations

Southland 2012 Preview Preseason Notes.....................................................................................................................................................30 Preseason Polls.......................................................................................................................................................31 Preseason All-Conference Teams......................................................................................................................... 32-33 Composite Schedule.......................................................................................................................................... 34-35

Southland

Southland.org facebook.com/SouthlandConference twitter.com/SouthlandSports twitter.com/Southland_TV

Southland Conference Southland Media Relations Directory.............................................................................................................................2 This is the Southland Conference............................................................................................................................. 4-6 Southland Demographics/Map/Mileage Chart................................................................................................................7 Southland Staff.................................................................................................................................................... 8-11 Southland Corporate Partnerships..............................................................................................................................12 Southland Conference Television Network....................................................................................................................13 Commissioner’s Cup................................................................................................................................................14 Hall of Honor..........................................................................................................................................................15 Academic Awards....................................................................................................................................................16 Officiating Consortium..............................................................................................................................................17 Football History................................................................................................................................................. 18-21 Frisco, Texas...........................................................................................................................................................22 NCAA Division I Football Championship................................................................................................................. 23-27 FC Dallas Stadium...................................................................................................................................................28

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Southland Media Relations Central Arkansas P.O. Box 5004-UCA 201 Donaghey Ave. Conway, AR 72035

SID............................... Steve East E-mail..................... seat@uca.edu Office....................501-450-5743 Cell......................501-339-8215

@ucasports Asst. SID........................ Josh Goff AD:.......................Dr. Brad Teague E-mail..................... jgoff@uca.edu Coach:....................... Clint Conque SID Asst..................Charlie Skinner E-mail.................ucasid@gmail.net Press Box:.............501-450-5743

ucasports.com

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Lamar P.O. Box 10066 LU Station Beaumont, TX 77710

SID.................................. Erik Cox E-mail.............. erik.cox@lamar.edu Office....................409-880-8329 Cell......................409-651-0514

@lamarcards Asst. SID.......................Pat Murray AD:.................... Jason Henderson E-mail.......... pat.murray@lamar.edu Coach:...................... Ray Woodard Asst. SID.................... Clay Trainum E-mail.........clay.trainum@lamar.edu Press Box:...........3409-880-8054

lamarcardinals.com

McNeese State P.O. Box 92735 700 East McNeese Lake Charles, LA 70609

SID.....................Matthew Bonnette E-mail....... wonnette@mcneese.edu Office....................337-475-5207 Cell......................337-304-1658

@mcneesesports Asst. SID...................Pam LaFosse E-mail........ plafosse@mcneese.edu

AD:.................. Tommy McClelland Coach:.......................... Matt Viator Press Box:.............337-475-5225

mcneesesports.com

Nicholls State

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Football SID...............Jamie Bustos SID...............................Clyde Verdin AD:.......................... Rob Bernardi E-mail..... jamie.bustos@nicholls.edu E-mail........clyde.verdin@nicholls.edu Coach:.....................Charlie Stubbs Office....................985-448-4281 Cell......................419-786-0415 Press Box:.............985-448-4845

geauxcolonels.com

Northwestern State Prather Coliseum, Rm. 112 398 South Jefferson Natchitoches, LA 71459

@nsudemons

SID............................ Doug Ireland Asst. SID......................Matt Fowler AD:.............................Greg Burke E-mail................ireland@nsula.edu E-mail.............. fowlerm@nsula.edu Coach:............... Bradley Dale Peveto Office....................318-357-6467 Press Box:.............318-357-4529 Cell......................318-288-6388

nsudemons.com

Sam Houston State Box 2268 620 Bowers Blvd. Huntsville, TX 77341

@bearkatsports

SID.............................Paul Ridings Asst. SID.................. Jason Barfield AD:........................Bobby Williams E-mail.................ridings@shsu.edu E-mail................jbarfield@shsu.edu Coach:...........................Willie Fritz Office....................936-294-1764 Press Box:.............936-294-1838 Home...................936-294-9838

gobearkats.com

Southeastern Louisiana SLU Box 10309 800 Galloway Dr. Hammond, LA 70402

SID............................ Matt Sullivan E-mail................rsullivan@selu.edu Office....................985-549-2142 Cell......................985-981-0009

@sluathletics Asst. SID................Kemmler Chapple AD:............................ Bart Bellairs E-mail............... kchapple@selu.edu Coach:....................... Ron Roberts Asst. SID....................Damon Sunde E-mail......... damon.sunde@selu.edu Press Box:.............985-549-2443

lionsports.net

Stephen F. Austin P.O. Box 13010, SFA Station SFA Athletic Field House Nacogdoches, TX 75962 sfajacks.com

SID............................James Dixon E-mail................. jdixon@sfasu.edu Office....................936-468-2606 Cell......................936-552-1171

@sfa_athletics Asst. SID...................... Ben Rikard AD:.............................. Robert Hill E-mail.................. rikardbenja@sfasu.edu Coach:......................... J.C. Harper Asst. SID................... Kenny Bybee E-mail............. bybeeka@sfasu.edu Press Box:.............936-468-3910


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In an era of considerable change in intercollegiate athletics, the Southland Conference continues to be a model of innovation, stability and consistent achievement as it celebrates the academic and athletic accomplishments of its member institutions. What began as a small gathering of college administrators nearly 50 years ago, the Southland Conference has transformed itself into a dynamic and respected consortium of 11 member universities in four states. Beginning with a historic meeting of five institutions in Dallas on March 15, 1963, that included current member Lamar University (then Lamar State College of Technology), the Southland Conference set on an extraordinary course that has proven successful well into its fifth decade of existence. The successful transformation continues. On Oct. 11, 2011, the Southland Conference announced the addition of Oral Roberts University, effective for the 2012-13 academic year, marking the league’s first entry into the state of Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area. Shortly thereafter, on Nov. 21, the Southland announced the addition of Houston Baptist University for the 2013-14 academic year, giving the league an 11th member and its first institution in the region’s largest city, home to significant student-recruitment and alumni bases. In addition to its two newest members, the Southland Conference membership also consists of the University of Central Arkansas, Lamar University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. All told, the membership of the Southland encompasses approximately 120,000 current students and an alumni base of nearly 700,000. Famous alums from current Southland Conference schools include former CBS news anchor Dan Rather (Sam Houston State), NBA executive Joe Dumars (McNeese State), ABC news anchor Robin Roberts (Southeastern Louisiana), major League

Baseball stars Kevin Millar (Lamar) and Wade Miley (Southeastern Louisiana), NBA legend Scottie Pippen (Central Arkansas), Grammy Award-winning musicians Don Henley and Rodney Crowell (both Stephen F. Austin), NFL standout Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State), PGA Tour golfer Chris Stroud (Lamar), award-winning filmmaker Richard Linklater (Sam Houston State, American Idol winner Kris Allen (Central Arkansas), NCAA football coach Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas), TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford (Oral Roberts), and NFL coaching legend O.A. “Bum” Phillips (Lamar, Stephen F. Austin), The cities of the Southland are diverse and progressive, ranging from international business and cultural centers such as Houston, New Orleans, Tulsa and Little Rock, to the historical cities of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Natchitoches, La., to the home of the modern oil boom, Beaumont, Texas, to the unique Cajun French cultures found in the Louisiana cities of Thibodaux and Lake Charles. Southland Conference institutions also draw large numbers of students from the metropolitan areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, Austin, and Shreveport. The Southland sponsors 17 championship sports, all at the NCAA Division I level. The eight men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. The women compete for nine championships in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The conference earns automatic qualification to NCAA championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. Continuing its tradition of innovation, the league launched the Southland Conference Television Network in the fall of 2008 and has already broadcast more than 130 events. The network is expanding its reach to roughly 11 million households throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma in 2012-

13. In its first four years, the regional network has received recognition for its work, earning College Sports Media and Telly Awards on a regular basis. The Southland Conference, in conjunction with the city of Frisco, Texas and Hunt Sports Group, also serves as the host to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game in Frisco, which has been home to the conference headquarters since 2006. The game is played at Frisco’s FC Dallas Stadium. Southland Conference football ranks among the best Football Championship Subdivision leagues in the nation, and enjoys an annual expectation of competing for the national championship with multiple teams advancing to the NCAA playoffs each year. In 2011, Sam Houston State finished the regular season undefeated and ranked No. 1 nationally, and advanced to the NCAA national championship game. Also, in 2002 and 2003, McNeese State finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation, and advanced to the 2002 national championship contest. The conference has been represented in seven national championship games since the league joined the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) in 1982. All told, Southland teams have played in 99 Division I playoff games in 30 years, winning 48 of the contests. Historically, the Southland’s successful football heritage has sustained itself through numerous membership and classification changes. Originally an NAIA conference, the Southland joined the NCAA College Division in 1968. The College Division was re-named NCAA Division II in 1973, and the league played two seasons in that class, before joining Division I in 1975. The Southland was an NCAA Division I-A league from 1978-81, before joining the ranks of FCS in 1982, its home ever since. During its tenure as a Division I-A conference, the Southland Conference was instrumental in the startup of the Independence Bowl in 1976. The Southland representative served as the host team of the bowl until 1980, compiling a 2-3 record in those contests.


Dan Rather, Sam Houston State

The conference can lay claim to five national championships, including College Division championships through former members Arkansas State (1970, UPI) and Louisiana Tech (1972, National Football Foundation). Louisiana Tech also won the first NCAA-sanctioned national title, winning the Division II playoffs in 1973. Tech followed that with the UPI’s Division II national championship in 1974. Louisiana-Monroe won the 1987 national championship. McNeese State, which has made 14 appearances in the national playoffs, also played in the 1997 NCAA Division I Championship game, while Stephen F. Austin played in the 1989 title contest and has six playoff appearances, including 2009 and 2010. Northwestern State has played in the playoffs six times, and advanced to the semifinals in 1998, while Sam Houston State has earned five trips to the postseason, including the semifinals in 2004. Nicholls State has participated three times in the playoffs, and Central Arkansas made its playoff debut in 2011. On four occasions, the Southland has placed three teams in the NCAA playoffs. The Southland has produced 163 first-team football All-Americans during its history and in 2010, Stephen F. Austin quarterback Jeremy Moses became the first player in Southland history to receive the Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding football player at the FCS level. The Southland is one of five FCS conferences with at least 200 selections (205) in the National Football League draft. The league also ranks third in the FCS with 25 players taken in the draft since 2000 and has 13 former players on NFL rosters heading into the 2012 season. The Southland Conference has also sent such talent to the professional ranks as Buffalo’s Terrence McGee (Northwestern State) and Felton Huggins (Southeastern Louisiana), Minnesota’s Rhett Bomar (Sam Houston State), Jacksonville’s Bryan Smith (McNeese State) and Larry Hart (Central Arkansas), Tennessee’s Jacob Ford (Central Arkansas), Baltimore’s Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State), Seattle’s Dominique Edison (Stephen F. Austin)

and Green Bay’s Antonio Robinson (Nicholls State), who became the Southland’s 24th player to win a Super Bowl when the Packers beat Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV in Arlington in 2011. Among the former NFL stars from the Southland include Fred Dean, who was inducted to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2008 to become the first former Southland Conference player to earn induction in Canton. Other great NFL players from the Southland include Super Bowl XXIX quarterback Stan Humphries, Bill Bergey, Mike Barber, Fred Barnett, Bubby Brister, Ray Brown, Roger Carr, Larry Centers, Bruce Collie, Jackie Harris, Buford Jordan, Tim McKyer, Kavika Pittman, Billy Ryckman, Rickey Sanders, Eugene Seale, Rafael Septien, Terrance Shaw, Marcus Spears, Pat Tilley and Marvin Upshaw. The Southland Conference has also seen its share of great coaches during its history in Maxie Lambright, Ernie Duplechin, Sam Goodwin, Jack Doland, Bennie Ellender, Bobby Keasler, Larry Lacewell, Bill Davidson, Dennis Franchione, Pat Collins, and Ron Randleman. In addition to football, the Southland Conference can point to a number of accomplishments in all sports. Men’s basketball has experienced a tremendous amount of success during the Southland’s 45-plus years. The league has sent two teams to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, as well as a squad to the NIT Final Four. Basketball stars Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Jeff Foster, Dwight “Bo” Lamar, Andrew Toney and Mike Oliver played in the Southland Conference. In 2006, Northwestern State, playing as the No. 14 seed in the NCAA tournament, defeated No. 3 seed Iowa, 64-63, in first-round action. The league also saw three of its current teams, including newcomer Oral Roberts, reach the postseason in 2011. Coaches such as Billy Tubbs, Mike Vining, Scotty Robertson, Jack Martin, Andy Russo, Bobby Paschal and Pat Foster have led teams in the Southland. In women’s basketball, the Southland also has its share of tradition with former member LouisianaMonroe advancing to the 1985 NCAA Women’s Final Four, and Stephen F. Austin sustaining itself as

one of the most successful programs in the history of the sport. In 2008, the Ladyjacks became the eighth program in NCAA Division I history to record more than 800 wins. In each of the last three seasons, at least three Southland teams reached the postseason, and in 2011, half of the current members, five (including newcomer Oral Roberts), earned postseason berths. A Southland team has played in the WNIT 12 times, including each of the last six years. Women’s basketball all-stars have included Eun Jung Lee, Lisa Ingram, Portia Hill, Deneen Parker, Katrina Price, and Joskeen Garner, and coaches such as Gary Blair, Linda Sharp, James Smith and Linda Harper. Baseball has emerged as a constant Southland Conference strength with the league earning numerous national rankings and NCAA tournament berths. The Southland consistently ranks among the top-10 conferences in the country. In 2011, 50 of the league’s 150 non-conference victories came against the Big 12, Conference USA, Sun Belt and SEC. Major leaguers such as Ben Sheets, Micah Hoffpauir, Hunter Pence, David Segui, Brian Lawrence, Ben Broussard, Chuck Finley, Jerald Clark, and Terry Matthews once played in the Southland. In 2012, Southeastern Louisiana’s Stefan Lopez became the league’s second winner of the national Stopper of the Year Award, which is selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers. Sam Houston State’s Luke Prihoda won the award in 2007. Only the Big 12 Conference has had more players win that award. The Southland also fares well each year in the Major League Draft. Seventeen players were selected in 2012, a year after the league saw 25 players taken in 2011, which matched 1995 for the most in its history. The league, which has had 456 draft picks all time, has had two players, Ben Sheets (Louisiana-Monroe) and Michael Choice (UT Arlington) taken seventh in the draft, marking the league’s highest-ever draft picks. In 2011, Lamar mentor Jim Gilligan became the first Southland coach to reach 1,200 career victories, ranking him sixth-best in the NCAA among

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Joe Dumars, McNeese State

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Don Henley, Stephen F. Austin

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Wade Miley, Southeastern Louisiana

active Division I coaches and 24th all-time. After 26 years as a college head coach, including his last five years at Sam Houston State, Mark Johnson retired following the 2011 season with 1,043 career wins. He is among an impressive list of coaches who have patrolled Southland Conference dugouts, including Mike Bianco, John Cohen, Mitch Gaspard, Smoke Laval, Butch McBroom, Pat Patterson, Tony Robichaux, Dave Van Horn and Jim Wells. Softball continues to enjoy success on a national level, beating nationally-ranked opponents every year since 1995, including McNeese State’s win at No. 1 Arizona State early in the 2012 season. In 2011, the league had four wins against ranked opponents, including a win by Stephen F. Austin at No. 3 Texas. In 20 years of NCAA tournament competition the Southland has racked up 15 wins. The Southland also has a proud history in volleyball with former member UT Arlington representing the conference numerous times in the NCAA tournament, including a run to the NCAA Volleyball Final Four in 1989. Track and field has also served as a proud asset for the Southland Conference as the league has produced numerous national champions and Olympic medalists. The Southland boasts 28 men and three women student-athletes who have won NCAA track and field national championships, including Northwestern State’s Trecey Rew, who won the women’s discus in 2011, Texas A&MCorpus Christi’s Shadrack Songok (10,000-meter run) in 2007 and 2008 and McNeese State’s Brad Gebauer (pole vault) in 2007. The league has also produced U.S. Olympic track and field medalists Earl Bell, Thomas Hill, Al Joyner and Charles Austin, Liudmila Litvinova, along with other Olympians. With the addition of 10 more All-Americans in 2012, the league continues to find national success in both indoor and outdoor track and field. In the indoor circuit, the Southland boasts 66 unique all-time AllAmericans that have won a combined 11 national championships. Likewise, in the outdoor season,

the league has seen 158 different All-Americans, including 128 men and 30 women, who have combined to win 21 national championships. Golf has traditionally been a strong Southland sport as exemplified by Lamar men’s golfer Chris Stroud, who finished third individually at the 2003 NCAA National Championship and is a member of the PGA Tour. Both Stroud and former Southeastern Louisiana golfer Hugo Leon competed in the 2010 U.S. Open. The league has sent multiple teams into postseason play on numerous occasions, including in 2012 when three Southland teams – Lamar, Southeastern Louisiana and UT Arlington – competed in the NCAA tournament. Additionally, during the past four seasons the Southland has sent 10 golfers to compete as individuals in regional play with five in 2009, three more in 2010 and one each in 2011 and 2012. Lamar won a pair of NCAA Division II national championships in 1967 and 1968, and also produced PGA player Ronnie Black. In 2005, Lamar’s Dawie Van Der Walt finished fourth individually and Lamar tied for 12th place at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, before the Cardinals tied for ninth in 2006 and tied for third in 2007. Former Lamar golfer Casey Clendenon advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur in 2007. In women’s tennis, Southeastern Louisiana won 46 consecutive conference matches during a fouryear period that began in 2005, while in men’s tennis Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has played in the NCAA tournament four times in the last six years. The conference has increased sponsorship and championship opportunities for female studentathletes in recent years, adding women’s golf and soccer as league sports. The Southland Conference has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the academic and athletic success of its student-athletes. With the F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship Award, the league annually honors one male and one female scholar-athlete with a stipend for postgraduate

study. The Scholar-Athlete Award is given to each institution’s male and female student-athlete with the highest grade-point average. The Steve McCarty Citizenship Award, initiated in 2005-06 and named after the former Stephen F. Austin athletic director, properly recognizes accomplishments off the court for a male and female student-athlete. Also, studentathletes with grade-point averages above 3.0 are honored on the Southland’s annual All-Academic teams and Commissioner’s Honor Roll. A record 979 student-athletes appeared on the honor roll following the 2012 spring semester. While successful on the fields and courts, the Southland Conference has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the academic and athletic success of its student-athletes. The conference continues to make great strides in the classroom. During the last six years, no other Division I conference has improved its Academic Progress Rate as well as the Southland Conference has. In fact, in 2009-10, the Southland ranked 10th among the 31 Division I leagues in men’s basketball APR. The academic progress the league has shown ultimately leads to higher graduation rates for our student-athletes. In addition to providing expanding opportunities for student-athletes, the Southland Conference and its member institutions are very involved in various community outreach programs. Many of these programs provide positive life skills training such as academics, citizenship and leadership to school-aged students in Southland communities.


Southland Conference Football Demographics Location Conway, Ark. Beaumont, Texas Lake Charles, La. Thibodaux, La. Natchitoches, La. Huntsville, Texas Hammond, La. Nacogdoches, Texas

Population 59,000 114,000 90,000 15,000 17,865 39,189 20,019 32,996

Enrollment 11,758 14,522 8,941 6,404 9,191 17,618 15,414 12,903

Stadium First Security Field at Estes Stadium Provost-Umphrey Stadium Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium Manning Field in John L. Guidry Stadium Turpin Stadium Elliott T. Bowers Stadium Strawberry Stadium Homer Bryce Stadium

Capacity 8,500 16,000 17,610 10,500 15,971 12,976 7,408 14,575

Team UCA Central Arkansas — Lamar 430 McNeese State 464 Nicholls State 589 Northwestern State 310 Oral Roberts 244 Sam Houston State 415 Southeastern Louisiana 500 Stephen F. Austin 321 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 754

LU 430 — 60 231 157 479 112 226 124 307

MCN 464 60 — 171 121 517 172 166 161 363

NICH 589 231 171 — 229 639 343 88 329 536

NWLA ORU 310 244 157 479 121 517 229 639 — 406 406 — 180 426 208 624 109 362 488 668

SHSU 415 112 172 343 180 426 — 338 94 290

SLU 500 226 166 88 208 624 338 — 311 535

SFA 321 124 161 329 109 362 94 311 — 361

AMCC 754 307 363 536 488 668 290 535 361 —

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Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett Southland Conference Commissioner 10th Year

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Tom Burnett was named the Southland Conference’s sixth commissioner on Dec. 23, 2002, and brought a diverse background in athletics administration experience at the conference and national levels. Now the secondlongest tenured full-time commissioner in league history, Burnett is in his 10th year of service with the Southland, and has a conference administrative background reaching over two decades. Burnett has helped to enhance the Southland’s membership, with the recent additions of Oral Roberts University and Houston Baptist University. He was also instrumental in the addition of the University of Central Arkansas and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2006 which gave the league 12 member institutions, the largest configuration in the conference’s history. The league’s television exposure has expanded under his watch with the creation of the Southland Conference Television Network in 2008. This broadcast venture has since featured approximately 130 unique sports and promotional telecasts to a potential viewing audience of more than 13 million television households. The Southland also signed a multi-year agreement with the ESPN family of networks in 2010, and the league has had longstanding relationships with Fox Sports Net Southwest and Cox Sports Television. He also led the successful community-wide effort to bring the 2011-13 NCAA Division I Football Championship Games to Frisco, Texas, as the Southland serves as the host conference for the national title contests at Pizza Hut Park. A leading proponent for the Football Championship Subdivision, Burnett also organized the first FCS Summit,

a national gathering of athletic directors, commissioners, NCAA staff and other key football stakeholders held prior to the national championship games in Frisco. A former member of both the NCAA’s Division I Committee on Academic Performance and the Division I Football Academic Working Group, Burnett also served as the FCS Vice President for the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) in 2007-08. He currently serves on the FCS Working Group that consists of presidents, commissioners, athletic directors and coaches. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for NCAA Football, the organization that serves to improve, promote and protect college football for those who play, coach and support the game. In 2004, Burnett also began the league’s renewed efforts to secure corporate sponsorships. Since then, the Southland has secured sponsorship agreements with State Farm Insurance, Capital One Bank, Toyota, American Airlines, Royal Purple Motor Oil, Best Western Hotels, O’Reilly Auto Parts, BellSouth, Aeropostale, Holiday Inn, Academy Sports and Outdoors, and Advantage Rent-A-Car. He also initiated efforts to bring the Southland Conference basketball tournaments to a neutral site in the Houston area, giving the league a year-end celebration of the sport at a centralized location near much of the Southland’s largest alumni and student bases. Prior to joining the Southland, Burnett spent nearly 11 years in a number of roles with the Sun Belt Conference, including stints as associate and assistant commissioner, and director of communications. He also served two years

on the staff of the American South Conference. His previous responsibilities included championships administration, public and media relations, television production and negotiation, scheduling, marketing, NCAA championship and committee service, and football bowl experience. While at the Sun Belt, Burnett worked in the development of football as a league-sponsored sport, and was an administrator with the New Orleans Bowl, which began in 2001. He also produced the Sun Belt’s television packages with ESPN Regional Television, which debuted in 2002. In addition, he has experience negotiating television agreements with regional sports networks such as Fox Sports Net, Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast and numerous local television stations and cable systems. He also provided oversight of Sun Belt championship events and administered more than 100 league tournaments. In 2000, he began exclusively administering the Sun Belt’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, which grew from minimal financial successes into events that grossed the conference $1.2 million during a three-year period. Burnett has also served in an administrative capacity with numerous NCAA events, including national championships in men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, baseball and volleyball. He represented the Southland Conference on the NCAA Division I Management Council in 2004-05, and served on the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Governance Committee from 2004-06. Burnett previously served on the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, and the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee. Burnett, 48, is a native of Houston, Texas, and is a 1988 graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where he studied journalism and spent one year as the sports editor of the school’s student newspaper. He and his wife Tracy, a native of Baton Rouge, La., are the parents of a son, Cole, and a daughter, Jesse.

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Administrative Experience

Commissioner, Southland Conference Associate Commissioner, Sun Belt Conference Assistant Commissioner, Sun Belt Conference Director of Communications, Sun Belt Conference Director of Communications, American South Conference Co-Director of the Service Bureau, American South Conference Assistant Sports Information Director, Louisiana Tech University Sports Information Assistant, Louisiana Tech University

2011-Current 2006-Current 2008-2011 2007-2011 2007-08 2005-07 2004-06 2004-05 1999-2003 2002-03 2001-02 2001-03 1991-2002 1991

Committee Experience

Division I FCS Working Group Board of Directors, NCAA Football NCAA Division I Football Academic Working Group NCAA Division I Committee on Academic Performance FCS Vice President, Collegiate Commissioners Association NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel NCAA Division I-AA Governance Subcommittee NCAA Division I Management Council NCAA Baseball Rules Committee NCAA Men’s Final Four, New Orleans Local Organizing Committee, Public/Media Relations Chair Super Bowl XXXVII, New Orleans Local Organizing Committee, Public Relations Committee New Orleans Bowl Committee NCAA Men’s Final Four, Media Coordination Committee NCAA Women’s Final Four, New Orleans Local Organizing Committee


Southland Conference Staff Henry Archuleta

Edd Henderson

Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Services

Joined Southland: Sept. 22, 2011

Hometown: Plainview, Texas

Joined Southland: July 16, 2012

Responsibilities: Compliance Services; Campus Compliance Officials Liaison; NCAA Membership Services Liaison; National Letter of Intent Program; Coaches’ Certification.

Responsibilities: Budgeting, Purchasing, Payroll, Receivables and Payables; Membership Distributions and Fiscal Forecasting.

Education: B.A., James Madison University, 2006; J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2011; Sports Law Certificate, National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School, 2011

Education: B.B.A, Texas Tech, 1977; Certified Public Accountant

Experience: 2011, Director of Compliance Services, Southland Conference; 2010, Compliance Assistant, Atlantic 10 Conference; 2010, Professional Sports Division Legal Intern, SportsQuest, LLC; 2009, Compliance Assistant, University of Richmond; 2009, Compliance Assistant, Randolph-Macon College. Other: Member, Wisconsin State Bar.

Experience: 2007-12, Director of Business Affairs, Southern Methodist University; 2005-07, Assistant AD for Business Affairs, Lamar University; 2003-05, Senior Analyst, Texas Tech University; 1997-2003, Controller, Paddle Tramps Manufacturing Co.; 1989-97, Partner, Henderson and Company, CPAs. Other: Member, College Athletic Business Management Association; Member, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants; Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Family: Wife Sharon; daughter Tiffany Benolken and son Jason, the athletic director at Lamar University; grandson Wyatt.

Family: Fiance Elena Sanos.

Jack Key

Director of Communications

Joined Southland: Aug. 8, 2011

Associate Commissioner, Chief Financial Officer

Hometown: Henryetta, Okla.

Joined Southland: July 15, 2003

Responsibilities: Communications and Media Services; Statistics;Website; Publications; Conference Records; Championships; Academic Awards.

Responsibilities: Conference Finances and Budgeting; Human Resources; Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship Administrator.

Education: B.A. Business Administration, Rhodes College, 2005; M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication, University of South Carolina, 2010

Education: B.B.A, Oklahoma, 1971; Certified Public Accountant

Experience: 2011-12, Assistant Director of Communications, Southland Conference; 2010-11, Media Relations Assistant, Southern Conference; 2009-10, Student Assistant, University of South Carolina; 2010, Communications Intern, Charlotte Bobcats; 200910, Graduate Assistant, University of South Carolina.

Experience: 1998-2001, Senior Associate AD, University of North Texas; 199195, Associate AD/CFO, Kansas State University; 1989-91, Athletic Finance and Administration, University of Oklahoma; 1984-89, Assistant Director, Auxiliary Accounting, University of Oklahoma.

Other: Member, College Sports Information Directors of America, United States Basketball Writers Association; Participant, NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar, 2011.

Other: Member, NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee; Member, Collegiate Athletics Business Management Association. Family: Wife Debby; Two married sons Matt and Kyle and three grandchildren: Emme, Mia and Hudson.

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Calhoun Hipp

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Southland

Hometown: Richmond, Va.

Associate Commissioner, Financial Operations

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Southland Conference Staff Todd Lamb

Bruce Ludlow

Southland

Assistant Commissioner, Communications

Hometown: Marion, Ohio

Joined Southland: Aug. 11, 2008

Responsibilities: Communications and Media Services; Statistics; Southland Conference Digital Network; Website; Social Media; Publications; Championships; Conference Award Programs; Local Media Coordinator for NCAA Division I Football Championship Game. Education: B.A. Journalism, The Ohio State University, 1994 Experience: 2008, Director of Communications, Delta Delta Delta Fraternity; 2007, Manager of Baseball Communications, Texas Rangers Baseball Club; 2002-07, Assistant Director of Athletics Communications, The Ohio State University; 2000-02, Assistant SID, Clemson University; 1996-2000, Assistant SID, Rice University; 1996, Assistant SID, University of Texas at San Antonio; 1994-96, SID Assistant, Rice University. Other: Member, College Sports Information Directors of America, Football Writers Association of America, United States Basketball Writers Association and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (past president).

Associate Commissioner, Operations

Hometown: Tipton, Ind.

Joined Southland: Jan. 1, 1998

Responsibilities: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Administration; Baseball Tournament Administration; Track & Field Championships Administrator; Video Exchange; Coaches’ Liaison; Scheduling; Special Events; Tournament Manager for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game. Education: B.S, Southern Arkansas University, 1989; M.A, University of LouisianaMonroe, 1991 Experience: 2000-05, Assistant Commissioner, Southland Conference; 1998-2000, Director of Media Relations, Southland Conference; 1994-98, Assistant SID, University of Louisiana-Monroe; 1993-94, Assistant SID, Northwestern State University. Other: Member, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Family: Wife Denise; son Tyler (17), daughter Callie (11).

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Family: Wife Melissa; son Brady (6).

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Stephanie McDonald

Jenny McGhee

Associate Commissioner, Institutional Services

Hometown: Killeen, Texas

Joined Southland: June 22, 2007

Responsibilities: Senior Woman Administrator; Advisory Council Liaison; NCAA Academic Performance Program; NCAA Special Assistance Fund Administration; Soccer, Softball and Tennis Tournament Administrator; Merchandising. Education: B.A., Texas Woman’s University, 1993; J.D., University of Texas, 1996 Experience: 2003-07, Associate AD, Stephen F. Austin; 1999-2003, Associate Commissioner, Mid-American Conference; 1998-99, Director of NCAA Compliance, North Carolina State; 1997-98, Compliance Coordinator, Cleveland State. Other: Member, NCAA Division I Legislative Council; Former Member, NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet; Former Member, NCAA Division I Committee on Academic Performance; Former Member, NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet; Former Member, NCAA Division I Management Council. Family: Husband Tony Mitchell; daughter Halle (9), son Christian (5).

Associate Commissioner, External Affairs

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Joined Southland: Jan. 15, 2008

Responsibilities: Corporate Partner Program; Promotions; Marketing; Licensing; Public Relations; Volleyball Tournament Administrator. Education: B.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 2001 Experience: 2006-08, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Texas Tornado Hockey; 2003-06, Director, Community Relations and Marketing, Texas Tornado; 2002-03, Ticket Operations, Texas Tornado. Other: Board Member, Frisco Family Services Center; Member, National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators; Former Member, Board of Directors, Frisco (Texas) Chamber of Commerce; Former Coach, North Dallas Junior Volleyball Association. Family: Husband Brian; son Mason (1).


Southland Conference Staff Chris Mycoskie

Stephanie Tracy

Assistant Commissioner, Television & Electronic Media

Joined Southland: March 1, 2011

Responsibilities: Production and Affiliate Relations for the Southland Conference Television Network; Video Streaming and Video Technology. Education: A&S, University of Missouri, 2000; B.G.S., Southeastern Louisiana, 2010 Experience: 2011-12, Director of Television & Electronic Media, Southland Conference; 2009-10, SID Assistant, Southeastern Louisiana Univeristy; 2007-09, Sports Anchor/ Director, WVLA-TV (Baton Rouge, La.); 2003-06, Sports Anchor/Director, KTVE-TV (Monroe, La.); 2001-03, Sports Reporter/Anchor/Host, ESPN Radio (Dallas, Texas); 2000-01, News Reporter, WOI-TV (Des Monies, Iowa).

Hometown: Bangor, Maine

Joined Southland: Oct. 3, 2011

Responsibilities: Conference’s merchandising program, assist with the operation of championships, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournament, and handle other special projects. Education: B.A., Husson University, 2011

Southland

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Assistant Director of Operations

Experience: 2011-12, Administrative Intern, Southland Confernce; 2011 Coporate and Affinity Sales Representative, FC Dallas Other: Maine Air National Guard.

Other: Member, Louisiana Sports Writers Assocation; Member, National Television Academy (Lone Star Chapter). Family: Wife Cassie.

Administrative Professional

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Joined Southland: Aug. 14, 2006

Responsibilities: Office Manager; Assistant to the Commissioner; Meeting Planning and Assistance. Family: Husband Ken; daughter Erika.

The Southland Conference office has been located in Frisco, Texas, since 2006. Situated in the Hall Office Park, the league office is located at 2600 Network Boulevard, southwest of the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Gaylord Parkway.

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Terry Franch

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Southland Corporate Partners

Southland

Exclusivity Powerful Media Tools Branding Hospitality Exclusivity

Category exclusivity allows for Southland Conference corporate partners to eliminate the competition and stand out in the crowd. Powerful Media Tools

Television, radio, web site, print opportunities and other media tools provide a large reach for our corporate partners. Branding

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Title sponsorship of Southland Conference Championships and various promotional opportunities create a connection between all Southland Conference member institution fans and our corporate partners. Hospitality

Southland Conference corporate partners receive tickets to all Championships and have the opportunity to network with all member institution administrators.

The Southland Conference offers unique partnership opportunities that provide regional and national exposure. By combining various marketing and advertising elements the Southland Conference can customize the ideal strategyfor any corporation. To inquire about corporate opportunities, contact Jenny McGhee (972) 422-9500, ext. 104.


Southland Television Network

2012 Football Television Schedule

Affiliate List

As of July 1, 2012. Check southland.org/television for updated affiliate list prior to each game. Texas Abilene..................................... KRBC 9.2 (Bounce) Amarillo..................................... KCPN 19.2 (MyNet) Austin.............................. Time Warner YNN 408/77 Beaumont................................... KUIL 12.3 (MYTX) Corpus Christi..................................KIII 3.2 (Me-TV) Dallas-Fort Worth........................ KTXD 47.1 (Me-TV) Houston................................................ KUBE 57.1 Laredo............................................KTXW 8.2 (CW) Lubbock................................... KMYL 22.2 (MyNet) Midland-Odessa............................KWWT 30.1 (CW) San Antonio....................KCWX 2.1/2.2 (MyNet/This) Tyler-Longview............................ KYTX 19.2 (MYTX). Waco-Temple...............................KCEN 6.2 (MYTX)

Louisiana Baton Rouge........................................... WBTR 41 Lake Charles.................................. KVHP 29.2 (CW) Morgan City............................................. KWBJ 22 New Orleans................................ WHNO 20.1/20.2 Shreveport................... KPXJ 21.1/21.2 (CW/Me-TV) Arkansas Little Rock................................. KARZ 42.1 (MyNet) Oklahoma Oklahoma City........................................COX 3/703 Tulsa.....................................................COX 3/703

The Southland TV Network continues to pursue agreements in other markets.

Network Contact Information Affiliate Relations: Chris Mycoskie Assistant Commissioner Southland Conference 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 150 Frisco, Texas 75034 Office: 972-422-9500, ext. 109 Cell: 225-788-4801 E-mail: cmycoskie@southland.org

Sales Information: Jenny McGhee Associate Commissioner Southland Conference 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 150 Frisco, Texas 75034 Office: 972-422-9500, ext. 104 Cell: 214-986-9104 E-mail: jmcghee@southland.org

Media Inquiries: Todd Lamb, Assistant Commissioner, Southland Conference; Office: 972-422-9500, ext. 107; Cell: 817-287-8393; E-mail: tlamb@southland.org

Production: Jeff Watts Executive Producer Jeff Watts Productions P.O. Box 14867 Fort Worth, Texas 76117 Office: 817-759-2811 Cell: 817-233-6462 E-mail: jeffwatts@jwproductions.org

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Sat., Sept. 22 Sam Houston State at Central Arkansas................................................................3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 Southeastern La. at Lamar..................................................................................3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State#.............................................................3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 Northwestern State at Southeastern La.................................................................3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin........................................................................3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 Sam Houston State at Lamar..............................................................................3 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at McNeese State.....................................................................7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 McNeese State at Nicholls State..........................................................................3 p.m. Northwestern State at Central Arkansas.................................................................7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 10 Wild Card Selection...........................................................................................3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 Wild Card Selection...........................................................................................3 p.m. All times Central; schedule subject to change; #Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas.

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The Southland Conference Television Network will feature 11 live football telecasts during the 2012 season. All games will be carried on more than 20 affiliates across the regional network, including stations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The network will open its broadcast schedule Sept. 22, when a pair of playoff teams from last season face off on the unique purple-and-gray striped turf in Conway, Ark. The match-up between national finalist Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas kicks off at 3 p.m. The following week, the network heads to Beaumont for the first of at least two trips to Provost Umphrey Stadium, as Lamar plays host to Southeastern Louisiana Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. “The Battle of the Piney Woods” between Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin played at Houston’s Reliant Stadium Oct. 6 will be televised by the network for the third consecutive year. The Bearkats-Lumberjacks rivalry game will kickoff at 3 p.m., as will an Oct. 13 game between Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana, plus the Oct. 20 battle between Nicholls State and Stephen F. Austin. The next two weeks feature the first doubleheaders in the history of the Southland Television Network. Coverage on Oct. 27 begins at 3 p.m. when Sam Houston State makes the short trip to Lamar, followed by a 7 p.m. game between Stephen F. Austin and McNeese State on homecoming night in Lake Charles. Then, Nov. 3, the Cowboys travel to Nicholls State for a 3 p.m. game, which will lead into a 7 p.m. match-up of Northwestern State and Central Arkansas. The final two regular-season Saturdays have been designated for “wild card” broadcasts, allowing the network to air the best possible games as the conference race shapes up. The Nov. 10 game will be one of three possible matchups: Nicholls State at Lamar, Sam Houston State at Northwestern State or Stephen F. Austin at Southeastern Louisiana. The Nov. 17 contest will feature either Lamar at McNeese State or Northwestern State at Stephen F. Austin in the annual “Battle for Chief Caddo.” Both wild card games will begin at 3 p.m. The Southland Conference Television Network became a reality in 2008 and has broadcast more than 100 events during its first four years. The network earned a College Sports Media Award in 2009-10 for best live/game event in the collegiate division, following that up with an honorable mention in the professional division (2010-11) and a nomination in the collegiate division (2011-12). Plus, the network has captured five Telly awards.

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Commissioner’s Cup

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After winning four regular-season team championships and finishing in the top four in seven other sports, Stephen F. Austin claimed its second Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup in 2011-12. Stephen F. Austin compiled 145.5 points to edge Texas State, which had 140.0 points. The Lumberjacks won their second Cup in the last three years and has now finished in the top three in the last four Cup standings. SFA is one of five Southland universities to win at least two Commissioner’s Cups, joining Sam Houston State, UT Arlington, UTSA and Texas State. The SFA men had 65.5 points to finish tied for second place with UT Arlington in the men’s all-sports trophy standings behind Lamar, which had 67.5 points. The Lumberjacks, who won the previous two all sports trophies, finished in the top three in four sports and finished fourth in another two. SFA finished second in men’s basketball and had third-place rankings in football and indoor and outdoor track and field. The men’s cross country and golf teams each had fourth-place showings in their respective conference championships. The SFA women totaled 80.0 points to finish second behind Texas State in the standings for the women’s all-sports trophy. The Ladyjacks claimed a league-best four regular-season championships, winning soccer, indoor track and field, tennis and outdoor track and field. In women’s soccer, the Ladyjacks put together the school’s best season with an undefeated conference record. The indoor and outdoor track and field titles were the seventh and eighth consecutive victories for the senior class, setting a Southland record. The Ladyjacks have finished in the top-three of the women’s all-sports trophy in each of the last five years. The SFA women last claimed the trophy outright in 2010. The first-place finish for the men’s all-sports trophy for Lamar is its best finish since the Cardinals came in second in 2008. The Lamar men finished first in both cross country and golf while placing third in men’s basketball. The cross country championship for the Cardinals was their sixth consecutive title and league-leading 11th overall in the sport. The title in men’s golf was the 24th overall and the program’s first since 2009. Texas State claimed its 12th women’s all-sports trophy and its 10th in the last 12 years with 93.0 points. The Bobcats won conference titles in volleyball and softball and finished second in soccer, golf and tennis. The Texas State women finished third at the indoor and outdoor track and field championships and had a fourth-place showing in cross country. The women’s basketball program had a fifth-place finish to complete a successful 2011-12 Texas State women’s campaign for all sports. UTSA (138.5) finish third in the Commissioner’s Cup standings behind Texas State by less than two points. Lamar (129.0) and Sam Houston State (120.5) came in fourth and fifth place, respectively. UT Arlington (116.0) finished sixth, McNeese State (110.0) was seventh and Central Arkansas (94.5) finished in eighth place. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (85.5), Southeastern Louisiana (70.5), Northwestern State (63.5) and Nicholls State (55.0) round out this year’s standings. The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually to the top overall athletics program in the Southland. Texas State leads all member institutions with four. In the 15-year history of the Commissioner’s Cup, UT Arlington and Sam Houston State each have three, Stephen F. Austin and UTSA have two apiece, and Northwestern State has one. The Southland Conference all-sports trophies are awarded annually for men’s and women’s competition based on a 12-point system for all conference sports. Point values are 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, pending place of finish. Regular-season standings are used for sports that have a conference tournament. The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the university compiling the highest combined total of men’s and women’s all-sports points.

Year-By-Year Cup Standings 1997-98

Northwestern St............ 135.0 UT Arlington................. 134.0 McNeese St................. 127.0 Texas St...................... 124.0 Stephen F. Austin.......... 117.0 UTSA.......................... 116.0 La.-Monroe................. 108.5 Nicholls St..................... 97.0 Sam Houston St............. 79.0 Southeastern La............. 69.5

1998-99

UT Arlington................. 171.5 Northwestern St............ 157.0 McNeese St................. 146.5 Stephen F. Austin.......... 138.5 UTSA.......................... 127.5 Texas St...................... 120.5 La.-Monroe................. 116.5 Sam Houston St............. 94.0 Nicholls St..................... 85.5 Southeastern La............. 80.0 Lamar........................... 78.0

1999-2000

Texas St...................... 153.5 UT Arlington................. 147.0 McNeese St................. 142.5 Stephen F. Austin.......... 138.5 Northwestern St............ 138.0 UTSA.......................... 128.5 Sam Houston St........... 127.0 La.-Monroe................. 123.5 Southeastern La............. 89.5 Lamar........................... 79.0 Nicholls St..................... 62.0

2000-01

UT Arlington................. 160.0 Texas St...................... 156.5 UTSA.......................... 153.0 Northwestern St............ 140.5 McNeese St................. 137.0 La.-Monroe................. 122.0 Stephen F. Austin.......... 108.0 Southeastern La........... 100.5 Sam Houston St............. 99.0 Lamar........................... 79.0 Nicholls St..................... 69.5

2001-02

Texas St...................... 171.0 UTSA.......................... 152.0 UT Arlington................. 151.0 McNeese St................. 146.0 Stephen F. Austin.......... 137.5 Northwestern St............ 133.5 La.-Monroe................. 120.5 Lamar......................... 106.5 Sam Houston St........... 100.5 Southeastern La............. 88.5 Nicholls St..................... 69.0

2002-03

UT Arlington................. 170.0 Texas St...................... 167.5 Stephen F. Austin.......... 150.5 McNeese St................. 137.5 Sam Houston St........... 128.0 Northwestern St............ 125.0 UTSA.......................... 121.5 Lamar......................... 109.0 La.-Monroe................... 98.5 Southeastern La............. 85.5 Nicholls St..................... 76.5

2003-04

Texas St...................... 175.5 UT Arlington................. 165.5 Stephen F. Austin.......... 148.0 UTSA.......................... 147.0 Sam Houston St........... 135.0 Northwestern St............ 126.0 McNeese St................. 122.0 Southeastern La........... 104.0 La.-Monroe................... 95.0 Lamar........................... 89.0 Nicholls St..................... 63.0

2004-05

Sam Houston St........... 121.0 Texas St...................... 121.0 UT Arlington................. 114.0 Stephen F. Austin.......... 111.0 UTSA.......................... 106.5 Northwestern St.............. 95.0 Lamar........................... 93.0 McNeese St................... 89.5 Southeastern La............. 85.0 La.-Monroe................... 60.0 Nicholls St..................... 52.0

2005-06

Sam Houston St........... 125.5 UTSA.......................... 121.0 Texas St...................... 116.0 Stephen F. Austin.......... 115.0 UT Arlington................. 107.5 McNeese St................... 95.0 Lamar........................... 93.5 Southeastern La............. 89.0 Northwestern St.............. 83.0 La.-Monroe................... 76.0 Nicholls St.................... 45.5

2006-07

Sam Houston St........... 137.5 UTSA.......................... 136.5 UT Arlington................. 130.0 Texas St...................... 129.0 Stephen F. Austin.......... 128.5 Lamar......................... 121.5 Southeastern La........... 112.5 McNeese St................... 93.0 A&M-Corpus Christi........ 83.0 Northwestern St.............. 78.5 Nicholls St..................... 57.0 Central Arkansas............. 53.0

2007-08

UTSA.......................... 138.0 Lamar......................... 136.5 Texas St...................... 135.0 Stephen F. Austin.......... 127.5 Sam Houston St........... 123.5 UT Arlington................. 121.0 Southeastern La........... 104.0 McNeese St................... 98.5 A&M-Corpus Christi........ 90.5 Northwestern St.............. 79.5 Nicholls St..................... 55.0 Central Arkansas............. 50.5

2008-09

Texas St...................... 145.5 UTSA.......................... 144.5 Stephen F. Austin.......... 133.0 UT Arlington................. 128.0 Sam Houston St........... 115.0 Southeastern La........... 113.0 Lamar......................... 108.0 A&M-Corpus Christi........ 93.5 McNeese St................... 91.5 Northwestern St.............. 70.5 Nicholls St..................... 63.0 Central Arkansas............. 49.5

2009-10

Stephen F. Austin . ...... 158.0 UTSA . ....................... 129.0 Texas St...................... 129.0 UT Arlington................. 124.5 Sam Houston St........... 120.0 McNeese St................. 101.5 Lamar......................... 101.0 Southeastern La........... 100.5 A&M-Corpus Christi........ 91.5 Northwestern St.............. 76.0 Nicholls St..................... 62.5 Central Arkansas............. 52.5

2010-11

UTSA . ....................... 142.5 Stephen F. Austin . ...... 141.5 Texas St...................... 124.0 UT Arlington................. 121.5 Sam Houston St........... 119.5 McNeese St................. 112.5 Lamar......................... 110.0 A&M-Corpus Christi........ 89.5 Northwestern St.............. 83.0 Central Arkansas............. 80.0 Southeastern La............. 80.0 Nicholls St..................... 64.0

2011-12

Stephen F. Austin.......... 145.5 Texas St...................... 140.0 UTSA.......................... 138.5 Lamar......................... 129.0 Sam Houston St........... 120.5 UT Arlington................. 116.0 McNeese St................. 110.0 Central Arkansas............. 94.5 A&M-Corpus Christi........ 86.5 Southeastern La............. 70.5 Northwestern St.............. 63.5 Nicholls St..................... 55.0


Southland Hall of Honor The Southland Conference Hall of Honor was established in 1999 to recognize and pay tribute to outstanding student-athletes, coaches and administrators from member universities. Hall of Honor inductees are selected annually by the Southland Conference Awards Committee. Years of Year Name.................................................................................. Position.........................................................................Service............................. Inducted Bob Anderson, Louisiana-Monroe............................................. Sports Information Director...................................................1961-94..................................... 2002 Charles Austin, Texas State....................................................... Track and Field Student-Athlete.............................................1986-90..................................... 2000 Gary Blair, Stephen F. Austin..................................................... Women’s Basketball Coach..................................................1985-93..................................... 2009 Louis Bonnette, McNeese State................................................ Sports Information Director...................................................1965-2012................................. 2007 Pete Carlon, UT Arlington......................................................... Atheltics Director/Administrator..............................................1981-2012................................. 2012 LaMark Carter, Northwestern State............................................ Track and Field Student-Athlete.............................................1991-93..................................... 2006 Karen Chisum, Texas State....................................................... Volleyball Coach/Administrator..............................................1980-2012................................. 2012 Katrinka Jo Crawford, Lamar & UTSA........................................ Volleyball Coach (Lamar)......................................................1981-95..................................... 2004

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Brian Brown, Northwestern State............................................... Track and Field Student-Athlete.............................................1986-90..................................... 2000

Volleyball Coach (UTSA).......................................................1996-2001

Tommy Davis, Sam Houston State............................................. Administrator......................................................................1982-2003................................. 2010 Joe Dumars, McNeese State.................................................... Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete..........................................1981-85..................................... 2009 Jim Gilligan, Lamar................................................................. Baseball Coach...................................................................1973-86; 1993-present................ 2011 Claude Gilstrap, UT Arlington..................................................... Football Coach/Athletics Director...........................................1953-75..................................... 1999 Sam Goodwin, Northwestern State............................................ Football Coach...................................................................1984-2000................................. 2001 Bob Groseclose, Louisiana-Monroe........................................... Track and Field Coach.........................................................1961-89..................................... 1999 Bob Hayes, McNeese State...................................................... Track And Field Coach/Athletics Director.................................1967-1996................................. 2007 J.B. Higgins, Lamar................................................................. Football Coach/Athletics Director...........................................1949-83..................................... 1999 Trey Hillman, UT Arlington........................................................ Baseball Student-Athlete......................................................1982-85..................................... 2010 William Johnson, Stephen F. Austin........................................... President...........................................................................1976-90..................................... 1999 Sonny Jolly, Lamar................................................................. Track and Field Coach.........................................................1971-91..................................... 2001 Kerry Joseoph, McNeese State................................................. Football Student-Athlete.......................................................1992-96..................................... 2012 Eun Jung (Lee) Ok, Louisiana-Monroe....................................... Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete......................................1983-86..................................... 2004 Bobby Lane, UT Arlington........................................................ Athletics Trainer, Track Coach................................................1953-87 .................................... 2000 Alvin Leblanc Jr., Southeastern Louisiana................................... Track and Field Coach/Administrator......................................1952-2002................................. 2002 Steve McCarty, Stephen F. Austin.............................................. Athletics Director.................................................................1984-2005................................. 2006 F.L. McDonald, Lamar............................................................. President...........................................................................1952-67..................................... 1999 Belle Mead Holm, Lamar......................................................... Women’s Athletics Director...................................................1964-83..................................... 1999 Bill Miller, Texas State.............................................................. Athletics Director.................................................................1961-92..................................... 1999 Moe O’Brien, McNeese State................................................... Golf Coach.........................................................................1970-78..................................... 1999 Dick Oliver, Southland Conference............................................. Commissioner....................................................................1971-87..................................... 1999 Ron Randleman, Sam Houston State......................................... Football Coach...................................................................1982-2005................................. 2005 Bill Reeves, UT Arlington.......................................................... Administrator......................................................................1966-2012................................. 2008 Reggie Rivers, Texas State....................................................... Football Student-Athlete.......................................................1987-90..................................... 2002 Linda Sharp, Texas State.......................................................... Women’s Basketball Coach..................................................1989-97..................................... 2001 James Smith, Northwestern State............................................. Women’s Basketball Coach..................................................1987-2004................................. 2005 Romana Tedjakusuma, Nicholls................................................. Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete...........................................1995-99..................................... 2006 Billy Tubbs, Lamar................................................................... Men’s Basketball Coach/Administrator....................................1976-80; 2002-11...................... 2010

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Tynes Hildebrand, Northwestern State........................................ Athletics Director.................................................................1965-96..................................... 1999

Mike Vining, Louisiana-Monroe................................................. Men’s Basketball Coach.......................................................1981-2005................................. 2005 Harold V. “Sonny” Watkins, McNeese State................................. Administrator......................................................................1963-71; 1990-2007.................. 2011 Paul Zeek, Lamar................................................................... Administrator......................................................................1971-2006................................. 2007

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Southland Academic Awards The Southland Conference presents five academic accolades to recognize student-athletes within the league who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and superior athletic achievements on the field or court. These academic honors include the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, the All-Academic teams, the Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year, the Southland Conference Scholar-Athlete awards and the F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship awards.

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Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Now called the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, the Southland Conference acknowledges all participants in all sports sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll is released within 30 days at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters, recognizing student-athletes who maintained a 3.0 or better grade-point average. Student-athletes, nominated by their respective academic advisors, must have been eligible to compete in a Conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs. The honor roll was first dubbed Southland Conference All-Academic and then the Southland Conference Honor Roll. It changed for a third time to the Commissioner’s List, beginning with the 1996-97 season, before acquiring its current title in the 2003-04 academic year.

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The Southland Conference announces all-academic teams in all 17 championship sports to recognize those student-athletes who excel in the classroom and on the field or court. Nominated by each institution’s athletic media relations director and selected by a voting contingent made up of sports information directors, head coaches and academic or compliance administrators, all-academic team members must have posted at least a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, completed at least one full academic year at the member institution prior to the season in which the nomination occurs, and competed in a minimum of 50 percent of the sport’s contests during the most recently completed season. Student-athletes receiving CoSIDA national academic honors are automatically named to the Southland all-academic first team. All-academic teams are announced in conjunction with the conference’s student-athlete of the year in each sport. One team shall be selected for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field within 30 days following the outdoor championship.

Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year

Established in the 2002-03 academic year, the conference honors one studentathlete from each of the 17 championship sports who achieves excellence in academics, athletics and community/campus service. The student-athlete of the year, selected by the league’s awards committee, will have attained athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution, possess at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and demonstrated extracurricular service at his/her campus and/or community. The recipient of the student-athlete of the year award is announced in conjunction with the all-academic teams in each sport.

Southland Conference Scholar-Athlete

Beginning with the 1996-97 season, the conference annually recognizes the outstanding male and female student-athletes from each of the league’s member institutions. Student-athletes must be a letterwinner with a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition at the school from which he/she was nominated. The student-athletes are selected by their respective institution administrators.

F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship

The F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship is presented annually to graduating male and female letterwinners with the highest cumulative grade-point averages during their enrollment at Southland member schools. The $2,500 scholarship must be applied to graduate study at an institution of the recipient’s choice. The award was established in memory of Dr. F.L. McDonald in 1996-97, a former president of Lamar University and 1999 Southland Hall of Honor inductee. McDonald served as Lamar’s president in 1963 when the Southland Conference was established and is considered one of the league’s founding fathers. Each member institution may nominate one male and one female student-athlete who meet the following criteria: a letterwinner in a Conference sport, be on track to graduate during the spring in which they are nominated or the subsequent summer, and plan to attend graduate school no later than the second fall following the receipt of the award.

Steve McCarty Citizenship Award

The Steve McCarty Citizenship Award was established to recognize a Southland Conference male and female student-athlete who exhibits outstanding qualities in citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership and community service. In addition to the two recipients, others nominated will also be honored with campus awards. McCarty retired from Stephen F. Austin in August, 2005. He had been with SFA for 21 years, the last 15 as athletics director.

2011-12 Soutlhand McDonald & McCarty Winners

Carrie Hahn, Stephen F. Austin

Nathan Robinson, TA&M-Corpus Christi

Cristin Curl, Central Arkansas

Gary Stewart, Northwestern State


Southland Football Officiating Byron Boston Coordinator of Football Officials

XXXIV between St. Louis and Tennessee, and seven Conference Championship games, and worked last year’s Pro Bowl. Boston leads the Southland Conference in its successful football officiating consortium with the Big 12, which is entering its sixth year. The Mountain West Conference joined the consortium in 2010. Unprecedented in the annals of

Byron is a native of Gladewater, Texas, where he was a three-sport letterman at Gladewater High. Boston later graduated from Austin College, where he majored in economics and was a four-year football letterman and team captain. He was inducted into Austin College’s Hall of Honor in 1997. Boston and his wife of 42 years, Carolyn, reside in Humble, Texas, and have three children: daughter Alicia, a Houston-based corporate attorney; oldest son Byron Jr., a narcotics detective for the Dallas Police Department; and youngest son David, a wide receiver in the NFL. After working in various management positions in the trucking industry for 23 years, Boston retired in 1995.

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Now in his 36th year in football officiating, Byron Boston begins his fourth year as Southland Conference Coordinator of Football Officials. An accomplished football official at every level, Boston is currently in his 18th season as a game official in the National Football League. During his NFL career, he has officiated 14 playoff games, including Super Bowl

Division I football, the combined officiating program provides the three conferences the ability to train and develop officials in a uniform manner, and build consistent philosophies on rules interpretations and on-field mechanics. A joint summer officiating clinic and an extensive system of film review also highlight the program. Boston began his Division I collegiate officiating career in the Southland Conference, and joined the Southwest Conference officiating staff in 1990. Prior to that, Boston was a high school official in the Dallas and Houston areas. He has also been an instructor in various collegiate and high school officiating clinics, including those conducted by the Southland Conference.

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Southland Football History 1963

The Southland Conference is organized by five institutions: Abilene Christian College (Abilene Christian University), Arkansas State College (Arkansas State University, Arlington State College (University of Texas at Arlington, Lamar State College of Technology (Lamar University) and Trinity University.

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The Southland Conference begins football play as a member of the NAIA. Lamar wins inaugural championship with a 3-0-1 league mark and falls in the Pecan Bowl to Northern Iowa, 19-17.

1965

Lamar repeats as Southland champion with a 3-1 mark (6-4 overall).

1966

UT Arlington and Lamar finish as co-champions with identical 3-1 marks.

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UT Arlington wins the league title with a perfect 4-0 record, and completes a 10-1 season with a 13-0 win over North Dakota State in Pecan Bowl. Trinity defensive end Marvin Upshaw becomes the first Southland Conference player to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft, the 21st overall selection by the Cleveland Browns.

1968

The Southland Conference begins competition in the NCAA’s College Division. Arkansas State takes the Southland title with a 3-01 mark, but loses in the Pecan Bowl to North Dakota State, 23-14.

1969

Arkansas State repeats as league champion, sweeping through the league at 4-0. ASU caps an 8-1-1 season with a win over Drake, 29-21, in the Pecan Bowl.

1970

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Arkansas State wins the Southland title for the third consecutive year and finishes the season with a perfect 11-0 mark, winning the UPI College Division National Championship. ASU capped the year with a 38-21 win over Central Missouri State in the Pecan Bowl. Arkansas State head coach Bennie Ellender is named the National Small College Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.

1971

Louisiana Tech University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Louisiana-Lafayette) join the Southland Conference. Louisiana Tech, Trinity and Lamar share the championship with 4-1 records. Louisiana Tech caps a 9-2 season with a 14-3 win over Eastern Michigan in the Pioneer Bowl.

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1976

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Louisiana Tech wins its second straight championship with a 5-0 mark, and caps off a perfect 12-0 season with a 35-0 trouncing of Tennessee Tech in the Grantland Rice Bowl. The win gives Tech a claim to the College Division National Championship. McNeese State University plays its first season in the Southland Conference. Abilene Christian plays its final season and withdraws from the Southland Conference.

McNeese State wins its first-ever Southland title with a 4-1 mark. The Cowboys finish the season 10-2 after a 20-16 win over Tulsa in the inaugural Independence Bowl.

1973

Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State share the title with 4-1 marks, and Louisiana Tech finishes a 6-5 season with a 35-13 loss to East Carolina in the Independence Bowl.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Louisiana Tech again wins the league title with a 5-0 record on the way to a 12-1 season capped off by the league’s first-ever NCAA football championship, winning the Division II title, 34-0, over Western Kentucky.

1974

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Louisiana Tech wins its fourth consecutive league crown with a 5-0 mark on the way to an 11-1 overall record. Tech is declared UPI Division II National Champion. Louisiana Tech wide receiver Roger Carr becomes the second Southland Conference player to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft, the 24th overall pick by the Baltimore Colts.

1975

The Southland Conference begins play as an NCAA Division I league. Arkansas State wins the league with a perfect 5-0 mark and rolls through the season with an 11-0 mark as one of two unbeaten, untied teams in Division I. Because of no postseason opportunities for Arkansas State, the Southland Conference and city of Shreveport, La., develop the idea for the Independence Bowl, to be hosted by the Southland champion.

1977

Louisiana Tech claims its fifth Southland title with a 4-0 mark, and caps a 9-1-2 season with a 24-14 win over Louisville in the Independence Bowl.

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1979

McNeese State wins its second Southland title with a 5-0 league mark. McNeese finishes with an 11-1 record, losing only to Syracuse, 31-7, in the Independence Bowl.

1980

McNeese State rolls to another undefeated 5-0 conference record for its second straight title. The Cowboys lost to Southern Miss., 16-14, in the final Independence Bowl hosted by the Southland champion.

1981

UT Arlington wins its first league title in 14 years with a 4-1 mark on the way to a 6-5 overall record. Louisiana-Lafayette plays its final season and withdraws from the Southland Conference.

1982

The Southland Conference is re-classified into the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, and begins participation in the NCAA Division I Playoffs. Northeast Louisiana University (Louisiana-Monroe) plays its first season in the Southland Conference.


Southland Football History Louisiana Tech claims its seventh Southland crown with a 5-0 mark, and finishes at 10-3 after advancing to the NCAA Division I semifinals, and falling to Delaware, 17-0.

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1984

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Louisiana Tech wins the championship with a 5-1 mark, and finishes a 10-5 season by falling in the Division I National Championship to Montana State, 19-6. Arkansas State also advances to the quarterfinals in the NCAA Division I playoffs, falling at Montana State, 31-14.

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1986

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Arkansas State wins its seventh league title with a perfect 5-0 record and completes a 12-2-1 season by advancing to the Division I National Championship game, falling to Georgia Southern, 48-21. Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech and Lamar play their final season and withdraw from the Southland Conference. Lamar returns to the league without football during the 1998-1999 academic year.

1990

Louisiana-Monroe wins the league with a 5-1 mark, and finishes a 7-5 season by losing in the first round of the Division I playoffs, 27-14, at Nevada.

1991

McNeese State, at 4-1-2, and Sam Houston State, at 5-2, share the conference title by virtue of identical .714 winning percentage. McNeese completes a 6-4-2 campaign with first-round loss at Nevada, 22-16, in the NCAA Division I playoffs. Sam Houston State also earns its first-ever bid into the NCAA Division I playoffs, but the Bearkats lose at Middle Tennessee, 20-19, in overtime. Nicholls State University plays its first season in the league.

1992

Louisiana-Monroe completes an undefeated, 7-0, conference slate for its fourth league title. The Indians advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs, falling to Delaware, 41-18.

1987

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Louisiana-Monroe runs through the Southland schedule at 6-0 and finishes a 13-2 season by winning the NCAA Division I National Championship with a 43-42 win over Marshall. North Texas advances to the NCAA Division I playoffs, falling in the first round at Louisiana-Monroe, 30-9. Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southwest Texas State University and Stephen F. Austin State University play their first season in the Southland Conference. Northwestern State running back John Stephens is selected 17th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft by New England, matching the highest draft selection in Southland Conference history (Leonard Smith, McNeese State, 17th pick, 1983). Stan Humphries, Louisiana-Monroe

1993

McNeese State rolls through the league undefeated at 7-0 and advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing to Troy State, 35-28. For the second time in league history, three Southland teams earn berths into the NCAA Division I playoffs. Louisiana-Monroe falls in the first round to Idaho, 3431, and Stephen F. Austin loses a first-round contest at Troy State, 42-20. Louisiana-Monroe plays its final football season and withdraws its program from the Southland Conference. ULM’s remaining sports continue to compete in the Southland.

1994

North Texas earns its second league crown with a 5-0-1 mark, but loses in the first round of the NCAA Division I playoffs, 24-20. McNeese State also receives a playoff bid, and the Cowboys advance to the quarterfinals, falling at Montana, 30-28. North Texas plays its final season and withdraws from the league.

1995

McNeese State completes an undefeated league schedule at 5-0, and advances to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing to Marshall, 25-15. Stephen F. Austin also receives a playoff berth and also advances to the national semifinals, falling at Montana, 70-14.

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Arkansas State claims the title with a 5-1 mark and advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing at Nevada, 24-23. UT Arlington plays its final season after discontinuing football, and withdraws from the Southland Conference. UTA returns to the league without football during the 1987-88 academic year.

1989

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Stephen F. Austin wins its first Southland championship with a 5-0-1 mark and completes a 12-2-1 season by advancing to the Division I National Championship game, falling at Georgia Southern, 37-34.

McNeese State also earns a bid to the NCAA Division I playoffs, advancing to the quarterfinals, losing at Northern Iowa, 29-7.

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North Texas plays its first season in the Southland Conference, and responds by sharing the league title with Louisiana-Monroe with a 5-1 record. North Texas loses in the opening round of the Division I Playoffs at Nevada, 20-17, in overtime. McNeese State defensive back Leonard Smith becomes the highest Southland Conference draft choice, taken as the 17th overall selection in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

1988

Northwestern State wins its first-ever Southland championship with a perfect 6-0 mark, and completes a 10-3 season by advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing at Idaho, 38-30. For the first time, the Southland sends three teams to postseason play as Stephen F. Austin advances to the second round before falling at Georgia Southern, 27-7. North Texas also earns a playoff bid, but loses in the first round at Marshall, 7-0.

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Southland Football History Jacksonville State plays its final season and withdraws from the Southland Football League. Southeastern Louisiana, a member of the Southland Conference in sports other than football, announces it will revive football after discontinuing the program in 1986. Southeastern will play two seasons as and FCS independent before playing in the Southland in 2005.

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The Southland Football League, a seven-team entity formed by the remaining six Southland Conference football-playing institutions and Troy State University, is formed. In its first year of Southland competition, Troy wins the league with a 5-1 mark, and advances to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs, falling at Montana, 70-7. Nicholls, completing a miraculous turnaround from an 0-11 season in 1995, finishes 8-4, and also receives a bid to the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing at Montana in the first round, 48-3. Nicholls head coach Darren Barbier wins the Eddie Robinson Award, presented annually to the FCS National Coach of the Year.

1997

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME McNeese State and Northwestern State share the Southland title with 6-1 records. McNeese concludes a 13-2 season by advancing to the NCAA Division I National Championship game, falling to Youngstown State, 10-9. Northwestern State also earns a bid to the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing at Eastern Washington in the first round, 40-10. Jacksonville State plays its first football season in the league.

1998

Northwestern State wins its third Southland title with a 6-1 record. The Demons advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs before falling to Massachusetts, 41-31. The Southland again sends three teams to postseason play. McNeese State falls in the first round to Massachusetts, 21-19, and Troy State loses in the first round at Florida A&M, 27-17.

1999

Troy and Stephen F. Austin share the league crown at 6-1, and Troy advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing to Florida A&M, 17-10. Troy deFensive tackle Al Lucas wins the Buck Buchanan Award, signifying the nation’s top defensive player in the FCS.

2000

Troy wins its third Southland championship with a 7-0 record, and advances to the NCAA Division I playoffs, falling to Appalachian State, 33-30. Troy plays its final season and withdraws from the Southland Football League.

2001

Sam Houston State and McNeese State share the conference crown at 5-1. Sam Houston advances to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I playoffs, losing at Montana, 49-24. For the fourth time, the Southland sends three teams into postseason play. McNeese State falls to Maine, 1410, in the first round, and Northwestern State loses in the first round at Montana, 28-19. The year marks the final season of the Southland Football League. The SFL identity will be returned into the Southland Conference beginning with the 2002 season. Sam Houston State head coach Ron Randleman records his 200th career coaching victory.

2002

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME McNeese State wins its record ninth Southland championship with a 6-0 mark. McNeese advances to the NCAA Division I National Championship game, falling to Western Kentucky, 34-14. McNeese State head coach Tommy Tate is honored with the Eddie Robinson Award.

The Southland Conference had an all-time high seven games broadcast on Fox Sports Net affiliates during the 2003 season. In addition, 10 other contests featuring at least one Southland team were aired on the College Sports Television (CSTV), The Football Network (TFN) and COX Sports Television outlets. McNeese State completes an undefeated 5-0 conference mark for its third consecutive league title and 10th overall. The Cowboys end the season with a streak of 16 consecutive wins in league play. For the second year in a row, McNeese State was the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I playoffs. The Cowboys were ranked No. 1 nationally all but one week during the regular season, but lost their first-round playoff contest. McNeese State’s Tommy Tate was named AFCA Region V Coach of the Year.

2004

Sam Houston State capped a successful season in what would turn out to be the last for 36-year head coach Ron Randleman. The Bearkats had the best turn-around season in all of Division I football, going from 2-9 in 2003 to an 11-3 mark in 2004. Sam Houston notched its third Southland Conference championship in school history. The Bearkats shared the 2004 title with Northwestern State as each compiled 4-1 league records. Northwestern State received the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA playoffs after winning the fourth regularseason title in school history. The Demons fell in the first-round of the NCAA Division I playoffs to Montana. Sam Houston used an at-large berth to the playoffs and advanced to the semifinal round of the tournament for the first time in school history. The Bearkats opened with an impressive 54-24 win over No. 3 Western Kentucky in round one. They then had to overcome a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win, 35-34, at Eastern Washington in quarterfinal action. Up next was a trip to Missoula where Sam Houston outgained the host Grizz, but lost the turnover battle. The Bearkats had four miscues while Montana did not turn the ball over. The first three turnovers by Sam Houston led to touchdowns for Montana. Included were two interceptions in the first half, which led to a 14-6 halftime cushion for the host. The 2004 season marked the 12th time in the last 14 years the Southland Conference was represented by multiple teams in the 16-team NCAA Division I playoff field. Sam Houston State and Northwestern State were duplicates from the 2001 playoffs in a year when the Southland sent three teams with McNeese State also advancing.


Southland Football History 2005

Southeastern Louisiana, a member of the league in all other sports since 1997, began Southland Conference football competition. Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita wrecked havoc on the 2005 schedule before Texas State and Nicholls State shared the regular-season crown for the first Southland titles for either. The two advanced to the NCAA Division I playoffs with Texas State going all the way to the semifinals before losing in overtime to Northern Iowa, 40-37.

2008

Texas State won its second Southland title with a 5-2 record after beating rival Sam Houston State in the regular-season finale. Central Arkansas, ineligible for the league championship during its transition to Division I from Division II, finished with a league-best 6-1 conference

2009

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Sam Houston State cruised to the 2011 Southland Conference championship, becoming the first Southland team since McNeese State in 2007 to go a perfect 11-0 during the regular season, including a 7-0 mark in conference play for its fourth league championship, but its first outright title. No other Texas team had navigated a perfect season in conference play. The Bearkats were the only unbeaten team in the Football Championship Subdivision at the end of the regular season and were awarded the No. 1 seed in the Division I playoffs. It was Sam Houston’s fifth Divison I playoff appearance. After a first-round bye, the Bearkats opened with a win over Stony Brook and followed with wins over long-time Southland nemeses Montana State and Montana to move to 14-0 and set up a date against North Dakota State in the Division I Football Championship Game. The Bison snapped the Bearkats’ 16-game win streak (dating back to the 2010 season) with a 17-6 win at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Both teams finished with 14-1 records. The win total set a Sam Houston State school record. The title game appearance was the Southland’s first since the 2002 season, but marked the seventh time a Southland team reached the title game. Central Arkansas, which finished second in league play at 6-1, made its first appearance in the Division I playoffs in just its second year of eligibility. Playing with an at-large berth, the Bears won the Southland’s first road playoff game since 2004 with a 34-14 win at Tennessee Tech before ending its season at Montana.

Stephen F. Austin and McNeese State each finished 6-1 in Southland Conference play to share the conference championship. SFA won its third conference title and first since 1999, while McNeese won its 13th conference championship and its sixth since 2000. The shared titles marked the first time since 2005 the league split its championship. SFA beat McNeese, 16-13, to clinch the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs. The Lumberjacks, who were 0-11 in 2007, picked up the first postseason win by the league since 2005 when Texas State reached the semifinals. In its first appearance in the playoffs since its semifinal run in 1995, SFA beat Eastern Washington at home but lost at Montana in the quarterfinals. The Grizzlies went on to play in its second consecutive national championship game. McNeese, which was able to earn an at-large bid into the playoffs, also got a home game, but fell to New Hampshire. Stephen F. Austin coach J.C. Harper was the runnerup for the Eddie Robinson Award, which is presented to the national coach of the year. The conference coach of the year, was just two points shy from winning the national award.

2010

Stephen F. Austin quarterback Jeremy Moeses threw for 489 yards to lead the Lumberjacks to a 36-13 victory over Northwestern State in the regular-season finale. That win, coupled with McNeese State’s loss at Central Arkansas, gave SFA its first outright Southland Conference title since the 1989 season. It also marked the first time in program history that SFA won back-to-back conference titles. The Lumberjacks earned the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Division I playoffs and were awarded with a home game against Villanova, the 2009 national champion, but lost 54-24. Moses went on to become the first Southland player to win the Walter Payton Award. The Lumberjacks’ quar-

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McNeese State finished the regular-season 11-0, becoming the first Southland school to complete the regular-season undefeated since the Cowboys accomplished the feat in 1995. As a result, the school won its 12th Southland regular-season title. The Cowboys also hosted a first-round game in the NCAA Division I playoffs, becoming the first Southland school to host since Texas State hosted three in 2005. The Southland won two games against FBS opponents in 2007, as Nicholls State knocked off Rice 16-14 and McNeese State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 38-17. They were the 14th and 15th wins against the FBS for the Southland since 2000. In the NFL Draft, the Southland had three players, McNeese State’s Bryan Smith, Nicholls State’s Kareem Moore and Northwestern State’s Demetrius Bell all taken. Smith was taken No. 80 overall in the third round by the Philadelphia Eagles, becoming the highest Southland player to be selected since former Cowboy Keith Smith was taken No. 73 in the 2004 NFL Draft. Lamar, a member of the Southland Conference in sports other than football, announces it will revive football after discontinuing the program in 1989. Lamar will begin play as an FCS independent in 2010 and will play a Southland Conference schedule in 2011.

terback set the FCS record for completions (1,184) and finished among the subdivision’s all-time top 10 in total offense (13,201), passing yards (13,401) and touchdown passes. The Southland Conference, based in Frisco, Texas since 2006, was named the host of the 2011 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game. The Division I playoff bracket expanded from 16 teams to 20 teams and the new format pushed the championship game into January. Eastern Washington defeated Delaware, 20-19, in the first of at least three national championship games to be played at Pizza Hut Park. The venue is scheduled to also host the games following the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Central Arkansas became a full Division I member in 2010 and was eligible for a conference championship and playoffs. Lamar, already a conference member in other sports, returned to the gridiron after a 21-year absence, but played the 2010 season as an independent. The Cardinals will rejoin the Southland in 2011 for the first time since the 1986 season. Texas State played its final football season as a league member in 2010.

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With McNeese State off to a 1-3 start, the 2006 season looked to be in trouble for success. But a turnaround happened as Matt Viator was named head coach on Sept. 13, 2006. Viator went on to lead the Cowboys to the NCAA Division I playoffs by posting a 6-2 record in his partial season. He was named both the Southland Coach of the Year and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year and was a finalist in the balloting for Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. McNeese State captured its 11th Southland regularseason title and fourth in the last six years by posting a 5-1 league record in 2006 to finish one game ahead of Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin. Southland newcomer Central Arkansas posted the best overall record at 8-3, but did not play a Southland schedule.

record. By virtue of winning the outright Southland title, Texas State earned the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division I playoffs, where it collided with perennial power and fourth-seeded Montana. The Grizzlies went on to reach the NCAA Division I National Championship game after getting by the Bobcats 31-13 in the opening round. Three players – Central Arkansas quarterback Nathan Brown and defensive end Larry Hart and Nicholls State defensive back Lardarius Webb – as well as Central Arkansas head coach Clint Conque finished among the top 10 in balloting for the Payton Award, the Buck Buchanan Award and the Eddie Robinson Award. The Southland led all FCS conferences with four NFL Draft picks in April. It was the most drafted out of the league since five were taken in 2002 and brought the total number of draft selections to 25 since the 2000 season. Webb was selected in the third round by Baltimore, while the New York Giants selected Sam Houston State quarterback Rhett Bomar in the fifth round. McNeese State receiver Quinten Lawrence and Stephen F. Austin receiver Dominique Edison, were taken in the sixth round by the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, respectively. Another four players signed free agent contracts.

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The City of Frisco is the fastest growing city in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Long considered a “fast growing community,” the City of Frisco achieved the title in 2010 when the U.S. Census Bureau announced Frisco’s population had grown from 33,714 in 2000 to more than 109,000 in 2010. This phenomenal growth is one reason why city leaders selected “Progress in Motion” as the city’s slogan. Progress in Motion, which best describes Frisco’s spirit, compliments a brand that reflects Frisco’s century old roots. Established in 1902, Frisco was named for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway which trekked through the then, small town. The brand first used to distinguish the historical rail line is now recognized throughout the U.S. as belonging to a city “making history,” as a result of its incredible growth and progressive practices. Before being dubbed “the fastest growing city in the country,” Forbes.com awarded Frisco a place on its “Top 10 Best Places to Relocate” in 2009. Money Magazine listed Frisco among the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in 2008. Every day, more and more people are drawn to the City of Frisco for its emphasis on education, family and quality of life. Increasing enrollment by 10-30 percent during the past 12 years, the Frisco Independent School District is the fastest growing school district in the nation. Currently, 37,306 students are served on 52 campuses by 5,000 staff members, making FISD among the largest single employers in the area. The Lewisville and Prosper Independent School Districts also serve Frisco. Together, these districts provide exceptional education environments. Higher education is also a priority in Frisco. Collin College, Dallas Baptist University, University of Dallas and Amberton University have campuses in Frisco. Frisco’s comprehensive plan – or blue print for growth – was named “best in the state” in 2000 and again in 2006. The City of Frisco has been “building green” since 2001, when Frisco became the first city in the country to mandate the EPA’s Energy Star program as the standard for new home construction.

The Frisco Fire Department has achieved the highest rating awarded by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which translates into cost savings for homeowners. More importantly, the ISO No. 1 rating means the City of Frisco fire services, as well as its water and communications systems, are of the highest quality. Frisco Fire Safety Town is the first of its kind in the U.S., hosting more than 142,000 “children of all ages” since opening in 2007. Frisco is proud to claim one of the lowest crime rates in Collin and Denton Counties, a credit to our watchful citizens and nationally accredited Frisco Police Department. The Frisco Parks and Recreation Department was named “best in the state” by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society in 2007 and 2010. The new Frisco Discovery Center houses the Frisco Art Gallery, Frisco Black Box Theatre and Sci Tech Discovery Center under one roof while the nearby Frisco Heritage Museum invites visitors to experience history. Art lovers can experience more than 150 pieces of art on public display throughout the city.

Stonebriar Centre mall anchors eight million square feet of dining and retail offerings, which include IKEA and Sam Moon Trading Company. Ten hotels and the Frisco Conference Center offer visitors and conventioneers a “home away from home.” Frisco has “can do” attitude and a reputation for creating unique, public/private partnerships resulting in first class sports and entertainment venues. Frisco is home to the Frisco Roughriders, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers; the three-time national champion Texas Tornado, a junior league hockey team; and the Texas Legends, a member of the NBA D-League and the newest member of the Frisco sports family. These teams play in state of the art venues, including the Dr Pepper Ballpark and the Dr Pepper Arena, which is also home to the Dallas Stars’ headquarters and training facility. Fieldhouse USA is a 144,000 square foot indoor sports facility and World Olympic Gymnastics Academy, renowned for turning out Olympic champions Nastia Luikin and Carly Patterson, is headquartered in Frisco. FC Dallas Stadium is an innovative soccer specific complex featuring a 23,500- seat stadium, which is home to FC Dallas, of Major League Soccer, as well as 17 tournament grade fields. This world class facility hosts everything from high school to international sporting events, not to mention, A-list concerts. The NCAA Division I Football Championship Game touched down at Pizza Hut Park in 2011 and will be played here through at least the 2012 season. The City of Frisco’s list of major accomplishments and developments span the past 10 years yet continue to grow with its population. Frisco is a community full modern day pioneers defining Progress in Motion.


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Football Championship Subdivision 2011 Division I Championship First-Round Games Stony Brook 31, Albany 28 at Stony Brook, N.Y.

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Central Arkansas 34, Tennessee Tech 14 at Cookeville, Tenn. Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18 at Norfolk, Va. James Madison 20, Eastern Kentucky 17 at Richmond, Ky.

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The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, the national association’s highest football classification, salutes its past, celebrates its present and plans for a promising future of achievement. With a focus on high-quality competition, sportsmanship and on-the-field championship experience, the FCS provides alumni, students and fans with first-rate competitive excellence, while giving campuses and local communities tremendous rallying opportunities and an affordable family activity. The origin of the game’s finest performers – Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Buck Buchanan, Tony Romo, Kurt Warner, Steve McNair, Rich Gannon and Brian Westbrook – the FCS annually proves itself as fertile ground for talent and the development of future stars and professional Hall of Famers. Coaching legends such as Eddie Robinson, Jim Tressel, Mack Brown, Tubby Raymond and Bobby Bowden all led programs at FCS institutions during their outstanding careers. With an expansion to 20 teams in 2010, the NCAA Division I Football Championship annually gives the FCS a superb on-the-field playoff event, culminating with a week-long celebration in Frisco, Texas. The Division

I Football Championship is proving to be one of the NCAA’s premiere postseason events. Frisco, which was named the fastest growing city in the nation during the summer of 2010, will be home to the championship game through at least the 2012 season and is a natural fit to help grow the championship game. Since 1982, the Southland Conference, which has been based in Frisco since 2006, has been a proud and prominent member of the FCS, and has an annual expectation of competing for the Division I national championship and placing multiple teams into postseason play. In addition to winning one Division I title, the Southland has also placed teams in seven National Championship Games, including last year when Sam Houston State played North Dakota State, and has collectively won 48 Division I playoff games. The Southland is one of 10 prestigious leagues that earn automatic qualification into the Division I Football Championship, a group that includes the Big Sky, Big South, Missouri Valley Football, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Northeast, Ohio Valley and Southern conference as well as the Colonial Athletic Association and the Patriot League.

Second-Round Games

No. 1 Sam Houston State 34, Stony Brook 27 at Huntsville, Texas Montana State 26, New Hampshire 25 at Bozeman, Mont. No. 5 Northern Iowa 28, Wofford 21 at Cedar Falls, Iowa No. 4 Montana 41, Central Arkansas 14 at Missoula, Mont. No. 3 Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48 at Statesboro, Ga. Maine 34, Appalachian State 12 at Boone, N.C. Lehigh 40, Towson 38 at Towson, Md. No. 2 North Dakota State 26, James Madison 14 at Fargo, N.D.

Quarterfinal Games

Sam Houston State 49, Montana State 13 at Huntsville, Texas Montana 48, Northern Iowa 10 at Missoula, Mont. Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23 at Statesboro, Ga. North Dakota State 24, Lehigh 0 at Fargo, N.D.

Semifinal Games

Sam Houston State 31, Montana 28 at Huntsville, Texas North Dakota State 35, Georgia Southern 7 at Fargo, N.D.

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Sam Houston State made its fifth playoff appearance in 2011 and put a 16-game win streak on the line in its first title-game appearance last year in Frisco against North Dakota State.

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Second Round

Nov. 26; Campus Sites; ESPN3 Dec. 3; Campus Sites; ESPN3

Quarterfinals

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Semifinals

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Final

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No. 1 Sam Houston State (11-0)

Stony Brook (8-3) Stony Brook, N.Y.

Albany (8-3)

Huntsville, Texas Stony Brook, 31-28 Montana State (9-2)

Huntsville, Texas Saturday, Dec. 10 ESPN Montana State, 26-25

New Hampshire (8-3)

Huntsville, Texas Friday, Dec. 16 ESPN

No. 5 Northern Iowa (9-2) Cedar Falls, Iowa Wofford (8-3) No. 4 Montana (9-2)

Tennessee Tech (7-3) Cookeville, Tenn.

Central Arkansas (8-3)

Old Dominion (9-2)

Northern Iowa, 28-21 Missoula, Mont. Friday, Dec. 9 ESPN Montana, 41-14 FC Dallas Stadium Frisco, Texas Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 ESPN2

No. 3 Georgia Southern (9-2) Statesboro, Ga. Old Dominion, 35-18 Appalachian State (8-3)

Georgia Southern, 55-48 Statesboro, Ga. Saturday, Dec. 10 ESPN3

Lehigh (10-1) No. 2 North Dakota State (10-1) Fargo, N.D.

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Georgia Southern, 35-23

Fargo, N.D. Saturday, Dec. 17 ESPNU

Towson (9-2) Towson, Md.

N. Dakota State 17-6

Maine, 34-12

Maine (8-3)

Richmond, Ky.

Montana, 48-10

Central Arkansas, 34-14

Boone, N.C.

Eastern Kentucky (7-4)

Sam Houston State, 31-28

North Dakota State, 35-7

Lehigh, 40-38 Fargo, N.D. Saturday, Dec. 10 ESPN3

North Dakota State, 24-0

North Dakota State, 26-14

James Madison, 20-17

James Madison (7-4)

NCAA Division I Championship Game History Year 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Champion Florida A&M Eastern Kentucky Boise State Idaho State Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Montana State Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Louisiana-Monroe Furman Georgia Southern

Runnerup Massachusetts Lehigh Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Delaware Western Carolina Louisiana Tech Furman Arkansas State Marshall Georgia Southern Stephen F. Austin

Score 35-28 30-7 31-29 34-23 17-14 43-7 19-6 44-42 48-21 43-42 17-12 37-34

Year Champion 1990 Georgia Southern 1991 Youngstown State 1992 Marshall 1993 Youngstown State 1994 Youngstown State 1995 Montana 1996 Marshall 1997 Youngstown State 1998 Massachusetts 1999 Georgia Southern 2000 Georgia Southern

Runnerup Nevada Marshall Youngstown State Marshall Boise State Marshall Montana McNeese State Georgia Southern Youngstown State Montana

Score 36-13 25-17 31-28 17-5 28-14 22-20 49-29 10-9 55-43 59-24 27-25

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Champion Montana Western Kentucky Delaware James Madison Appalachian State Appalachian State Appalachian State Richmond Villanova Eastern Washington North Dakota State

Runnerup Score Furman 13-6 McNeese State 34-14 Colgate 40-0 Montana 31-21 Northern Iowa 21-16 Massachusetts 28-17 Delaware 49-21 Montana 24-7 Montana 23-21 Delaware 20-19 Sam Houston State 17-6

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Norfolk, Va.

Norfolk State (9-2)

Bozeman, Mont.

Sam Houston State, 49-13

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Second Year for NCAA Division I Football Championship Game in Frisco Leads to Sell Out College football coaches often say the greatest improvement a team makes is between its first and second game. Team Frisco certainly agrees. After staging a successful championship game in 2011, its first of at least three at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas, year two was even better. Last year, the perfect blend of two passionate fan bases combined with a “local” team making it to the championship game led to a standing-room only crowd of 20,586 to watch North Dakota State beat Sam Houston State 17-6. Fans of each school were scrambling to find tickets as soon as they locked up their appearances with semifinal wins and as a result, the game was sold out less than four days later. A limited number of standing-room-only tickets became available the week of the game and sold out within minutes. “I joked that the last person in the state of North Dakota needs to turn out the lights because I don’t know if there’s anybody left,” Bison coach Craig Bohl said after the game. “What a great showing of support. I want to say thanks to all our fans. This is a great game-day venue and Sam Houston State had a great following, too. I think it just sets a tone that this championship can really be special.” North Dakota State’s campus in Fargo is roughly 1,000 miles north of Frisco and about a 16-hour drive. Conversely, Frisco is only about 200 miles north of Huntsville, Texas, where Sam Houston State calls home. Combine those elements and it produced an electric atmosphere from start to finish. North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen threw a touchdown pass right after a fake punt and then added a 1-yard run for another score following a long interception return to help the No. 2 seed Bison upset the top-seeded Bearkats, snapping Sam Houston’s 16-game win streak and preventing it from winning its first national championship. North Dakota State won its first national championship at the Division I level to go with five Division II titles, the last in 1990. Each of the last four Division I championship games, including both games in Frisco, have produced a first-time champion: Richmond following the 2008 season, Villanova in 2009 and Eastern Washington in 2010. Eastern Washington erased 16-point deficit to beat Delaware 20-19 in the first game in Frisco in January 2011. The entertaining game certainly did not disappoint the 13,000-plus fans who attended the first college football game in Frisco. While the games have no doubt been the highlight, it is a week’s worth of events that have separated the event in Frisco from past championships – not to mention the great Texas hospitality. The teams arrive in Texas four days before the game starts. They’re greeted by signs and banners around town as well as great crowds at their respective team headquarters. The next day, the teams visit local elementary schools where they are welcomed by students eager to show off their school spirit for their newly adopted college teams. Later that night, the two participating teams gather for the Great Texas Barbecue Bowl which showcases the legendary Texas culture and hospitality. On Friday, teams attend the Champions Luncheon and make last-minute tweaks in game preparation. The day of the game, fans begin gathering at restaurants and parking lots surrounding FC Dallas Stadium and take part in Tailgate Town that features quality entertainment and even more Texas sounds, flavors and hospitality. “The NCAA national championship game in Frisco was an experience our players, fans and coaching staff will never forget,” Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz said. “What a great week. The NCAA, Southland Conference and city of Frisco put on a first class event from start to finish.” The local organizing committee, collectively known as Team Frisco consists of the City of Frisco, its Economic Development Corporation and Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hunt Sports Group/FC Dallas Stadium, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and Frisco-based Southland Conference. The Football Championship Subdivision is comprised of the conferences and institutions that compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship - Big Sky, Big South, Colonial Athletic Association, Ivy League, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Missouri Valley Football, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Pioneer, Southern, Southland and the Southwestern Athletic. The Ivy League and Southwestern Athletic Conference choose not to participate in the football championship. The FCS embodies a tradition of excellence through high level competition, student-athlete character and sportsmanship throughout the regular season and the championship experience.


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The combination of a world-class stadium and a sports park make FC Dallas Stadium one of the best and most unique soccer facilities in the world. Included in the facility is the 23,500 state-of-the-art pro soccer stadium which features a built-in stage on the north end and 26 suites that are approximately 500 square feet in size. Located on the west side of the stadium, the suites are immediately above the lower bowl seating area and provide an outstanding view of both the playing field and the concert stage. By adding field seats above a state-of-the art Terraflor covering, the stadium can accommodate more than 27,000 fans for concerts. The facility has demonstrated to be one of the top venues in the United States for both professional and amateur soccer. The complex, which includes 17 tournament-grade fields used for youth and adult soccer, as well as high school sports and other events, has drawn more than 1.5 million visitors each year since opening. In addition to FC Dallas action, the stadium is the focal point of youth and adult soccer in North Texas and around the country. North Texas Soccer, the largest joint youth and adult soccer association in the United States, signed a marketing partnership with FC Dallas Stadium which further enhances the brand awareness for both properties throughout the region. Furthermore, the United States Youth Soccer Association is headquartered at the complex. US Youth Soccer is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States. In February 2006, FC Dallas Stadium was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as the winner of the 2005 Best Community Impact Award, given to a property that was judged to have created the most positive economic and social impact on a community. FC Dallas Stadium was also the Top Winner at the Topping Out 2007 Awards Presentation, recognized for excellence in the fields of development, architecture and construction which have a positive impact on the local community. In November 2006, FC Dallas Stadium was recognized as the first “Green” professional sports stadium in Texas after administering a formal recycling program. The $105 million public-private complex is owned by the City of Frisco in partnership with the Hunt Sports Group (HSG), the Frisco Independent School District, and Collin County.

Noteworthy Events • The stadium played host to the 2005 MLS Cup final, seeing the Los Angeles Galaxy defeat the New England Revolution 1-0 in overtime for their second MLS Cup. It was also selected to host the 2006 MLS Cup, which ended 1-1 after extra time with the Houston Dynamo defeating the New England Revolution 4-3 on penalty kicks. • On Dec. 12 and Dec. 14, 2008, FC Dallas Stadium hosted the NCAA Men’s College Cup. In the semifinals, North Carolina defeated Wake Forest and Maryland defeated St. John’s. Maryland defeated North Carolina 1-0 in the NCAA division I championship on Dec. 14, 2008. • On Aug. 5, 2010, FC Dallas played host to Inter Milan, who won the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League Final. The two teams battled to a 2-2 draw in front of more than 19,000 fans. • In addition to being a world-class soccer facility, the stage at FC Dallas Stadium has also hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. Country music artists Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney and George Strait annually sell out FC Dallas Stadium. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne attracted more than 25,000 fans on Aug 9, 2008 despite 100-degree heat. Jimmy Buffett has played FC Dallas Stadium three times, drawing 27,000 fans for a 2010 concert. • The venue has already played host to the NCAA Division I Football Championship twice. In 2011, Eastern Washington scored three times in the final 17 minutes to beat Delaware 20-19 for the school’s first national championship. Last season, North Dakota State claimed its first Division I national championship after beating Sam Houston State 17-6 in front of a standing-room-only, sellout crowd of 20,586. FC Dallas Stadium will play host to the 2013 championship game Jan. 5, 2013.


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Southland Conference Approaching Milestone The Southland Conference is nearing a milestone. The league is playing its 49th football season in 2012, meaning its golden anniversary is next season. The Southland began playing football with five schools in 1964. Lamar was 3-0-1 that season to finish ahead of Arkansas State, Trinity, Abilene Christian and UT Arlington. None of those teams is in the league and the Cardinals played their first season on the conference gridiron last year, after restarting their football program as an independent in 2010. The 2012 season kicks off Thursday, Aug. 30, with a pair of games. Stephen F.Austin plays host to Southwestern Oklahoma while McNeese State visits Middle Tennessee. Six games, all against teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision, are slated for Saturday, including Nicholls State at Oregon State, Central Arkansas at Ole Miss, Lamar at Louisiana-Lafayette, Northwestern State at Texas Tech and Southeastern Louisiana at Missouri. Sam Houston State, which ran away with the conference championship in 2011, does not open its season until the second week of the season. Same Eight Football Teams in 2012 For the second consecutive season, the conference will feature the same eight football teams: Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin. The league did undergo a transition during the offseason, gaining Oral Roberts University as a full-time member July 1 after losing three institutions – Texas-Arlington, Texas-San Antonio and Texas State this past June. The Golden Eagles do not sponsor football. Houston Baptist will join the league in July 2013 and has started a football program. The Huskies plan to play a full Southland Conference schedule beginning in 2014. Southland Had One of Its Best Seasons in 2011 The 2011 season was one of the best in Southland history with two teams reaching the postseason, not to mention a run at the national championship by Sam Houston State. The Bearkats won 14 games last season before falling to North Dakota State in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Central Arkansas was also in the playoffs, reaching the postseason at the Division I level for the first time in just its second season of postseason eligibility. Frisco Remains the Goal If the first two national championship games in Frisco are any indication, the 2013 championship will be another great game. The destination remains the goal for every team in the Football Championship Subdivision. The championships won in Frisco have been the first for both champions, including Eastern Washington in the 2011 game and North Dakota State last year. The league can draw a little motivation from 2011 Southland champion Sam Houston State, which lost to the Bison at FC Dallas Stadium last January. Opponents will have their work cut out for them, however, with the Bearkats bringing back 19 starters that came up just short from finishing a perfect 15-0 and winning its first national championship. Frisco

is a north-side suburb of Dallas and the nation’s fastest growing city. The Southland Conference, along with the City of Frisco and Hunt Sports Group serve as hosts for the game, which moved to Texas from Chattanooga, Tenn., after 13 seasons. This year’s championship will be played Jan. 5, 2013 at noon, Central. More information about the championship can be found on page 24. Magical Playoff Run for Bearkats Sam Houston State came out of the regular-season unscathed with a perfect 11-0 record to earn the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The Bearkats received a first-round bye in the playoffs, and opened their postseason Dec. 3 with a 34-27 win over Stony Brook. Sam Houston State followed with back-to-back wins over long-time Southland nemeses Montana State (49-13) and Montana (31-28 in a game that saw running back Tim Flanders rush for 287 yards) to become the first Southland team to play for a national championship since McNeese State in 2002. Overall, it was the seventh trip to the final game for a Southland team (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997 and 2002). Only Louisiana-Monroe in 1987 was able to deliver the league a Division I championship. The Bearkat win also ran their win streak to 16 games (dating back to the final two games of the 2010 season) before falling to North Dakota State in the national championship game. Sam Houston was making its fifth appearance in the Division I playoffs. It had reached the national semifinals in its previous playoff appearance in 2004. That came after a quarterfinal berth in 2001 and first-round appearances in 1986 and 1991. Sam Houston State Reaches Title Game An unrelenting defense limited Sam Houston State to its lowest total offense and point total of the season ending the Bearkats’ dream season as North Dakota State posted a 17-6 victory in the NCAA Division I National Championship Game Jan. 7, 2012. The Bison and the Bearkats both ended the season with 14-1 records but North Dakota State took home the trophy after a hardfought battle at FC Dallas Stadium. Sam Houston was held to 95 yards rushing and 115 passing for a total offense output of 220 yards. The Bearkats came into the contest averaging 421.1 yards per game offensively. Running back Tim Flanders led the Bearkat offense with 21 carries for 84 yards as he set a Southland Conference record for most rushing yards in one season (1,642). He broke the former record of 1,593 yards set by Claude Mathis of Texas State in 1997. Central Arkansas Makes First Division I Playoffs Central Arkansas received an at-large berth into the Division I playoffs for the first time in school history in just its second year of eligibility. Not only did it make the playoffs, but they also won the first road playoff game by a Southland Conference team since 2004 when it opened with a 34-14 win at Tennessee Tech in the first round. A loss at Montana the next week ended the Bears season at 9-4 overall. UCA has won at least seven games in four of its last six seasons since making the move to Division I. UCA finished second in the Southland at 6-1,

with the lone loss coming to Sam Houston State on the road. The Bears reeled off eight consecutive victories to earn their playoff berth. Seventeen Games Scheduled vs. FBS in 2012 The Southland Conference has a total of 17 games scheduled against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012. The league has 17 wins against FBS teams since 2000, including one last year when Sam Houston State won at New Mexico 48-45 in overtime. This year, the Bearkats have two FBS opponents on their schedule playing at Baylor in week three and at Texas A&M in the regular-season finale. In 2012, the Southland will play teams from Conference USA as well as the Big 12, Mountain West, Pacific-12, Southeastern, Sun Belt and Western Athletic conferences. Southeastern’s Roberts Is League’s Lone New Coach There is one new head coach in the Southland Conference in 2012. Southeastern Louisiana hired Ron Roberts from Delta State to replace Mike Lucas. Roberts guided the Statesmen to four Gulf South Conference championships and four appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs in five years. He was 47-16 at Delta State and coached the team to four 10-win seasons and two Super Region II titles that included an appearance in the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship Game. Roberts is a 1990 graduate of Tennessee-Martin. Battle of Piney Woods Returns to Reliant for Third Time The Battle of the Piney Woods between Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin returns to Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, in 2012. It will be the 87th football duel between the two rivals. The series is the second oldest FCS rivalry in Texas. The Battle of the Piney Woods dates back to 1923, with Sam Houston State holding a 49-35-2 edge in the series. The Bearkats won last year, 45-10, in the second of four games in the rivalry that will be played at Reliant. The first two games at Reliant have average attendance of 24,884. Southland TV Entering Fifth Season The Southland Conference Television Network will feature 11 live football telecasts during the 2012 season. All games will be carried on more than 20 affiliates across the regional network, including stations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. This season for the first time the network will televise a pair of doubleheaders Oct. 27 and again Nov. 3. The final two Saturdays of the regular season have been designated as wild-card games. Those games will be announced 7-10 days in advance. The Southland Conference Television Network became a reality in 2008 and has broadcast more than 100 events during its first four years. The network earned a College Sports Media Award in 2009-10 for best live/game event in the collegiate division, following that up with an honorable mention in the professional division (2010-11) and a nomination in the collegiate division (2011-12). Plus, the network has captured five Telly awards.


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Sam Houston State, which finished its 2011 regularseason campaign with a perfect 11-0 record and a 7-0 mark in league play, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2012 season as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced July 24 at its annual football media day at L’Auberge du Lac Resort. Sam Houston was picked by both the coaches and the SIDs, receiving seven out of a possible eight first-place votes and 49 points total in each poll. Stephen F. Austin received the final first-place vote from the coaches while Central Arkansas picked up the final vote from the SIDs. Coaches and SIDs could not vote for their own team. The Bearkats, who lost in the national championship game after winning their first 14 games, return 19 starters and 50 lettermen, including the reigning conference player of the year Tim Flanders, offensive player of the year Richard Sincere and defensive player of the year Darnell Taylor. Eight starters return on the offensive side for the Bearkats, nine on the defensive side and two on special teams. Stephen F. Austin, which finished third last season with a 5-2 conference record, was picked second in both the coaches’ and SID polls, receiving 39 and 38 points, respectively. The Lumberjacks return 52 players with on-the-field experience, including 19 returning starters. Leading the way for SFA is junior defensive lineman Willie Jefferson, who was selected as the league’s newcomer of the year last season.

Central Arkansas, which is coming off its first Division I postseason appearance after finishing second with a 6-1 record in league play, was picked third in both polls, garnering 38 points from the coaches and 37 from the SIDs. The Bears have to replace all-conference quarterback Nathan Dick, but return 15 starters and 45 letterwinners from last year’s team, including linebacker Seth Allison, who is one of the top tacklers in the Southland. McNeese State was tabbed fourth, which is where the Cowboys finished of the 2011 season with a 4-3 mark. McNeese received 34 points in the coaches’ poll and 35 points in the SID poll. The Cowboys return 15 starters and 53 players with experience including threetime all-conference selection defensive back Michael Bronson, who led the team in tackles last year with 80 and was second on the team with three interceptions. Northwestern State was selected fifth in both polls. In the coaches’ poll, the Demons received in 21 points, while in the SID poll they earned 25 points. The Demons finished with a 3-4 mark in conference play but return 20 starters including two-time all-conference linebacker Derek Rose, who notched 45 solo and 61 total tackles last season. Southeastern Louisiana, which is under the direction of new head coach Ron Roberts, was selected fifth by the coaches along with Northwestern and sixth by the SIDs. The Lions return 20 starters to a team that only won one conference game last year and finished seventh. Southeastern Louisiana received 21 points in the coaches’

poll and 16 in the SID poll. The remaining spots include Lamar and Nicholls State, which were picked to finish seventh and eighth, respectively. Lamar was picked seventh in each poll with 13 points in the coaches’ poll and 15 points in the SID poll. Nicholls received eight points both polls for an eighth-place ranking.

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Team (first-place votes).................... Total Sam Houston State (7)............................... 49 Stephen F. Austin (1).................................. 39 Central Arkansas . ..................................... 38 McNeese State.......................................... 34 Northwestern State..................................... 21 Southeastern Louisiana............................... 21 Lamar...................................................... 13 Nicholls State.............................................. 8

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Team (first-place votes).................... Total Sam Houston State (7)............................... 49 Stephen F. Austin....................................... 38 Central Arkansas (1)................................... 37 McNeese State.......................................... 35 Northwestern State..................................... 26 Southeastern Louisiana............................... 16 Lamar...................................................... 15 Nicholls State.............................................. 8

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A total of 35 of the 52 Southland Conference football players who earned all-conference honors after the 2011 season return for the 2012 season and garner spots on the preseason all-conference teams that were announced July 24 at the league’s football media day at the L’Auberge du Lac Resort in Lake Charles, La. Twenty-five of the 26 first-team selections, including all the defensive members, highlight the two teams that also see nine second-team picks return for an automatic spot on the preseason squads. Four of the conference’s individual award winners from last year are back, including Sam Houston State juniors Tim Flanders and Richard Sincere, the league’s player of the year and offensive player of the year, respectively, along with senior teammate Darnell Taylor, the reigning defensive player of the year, and Stephen F. Austin junior Willie Jefferson, the conference’s newcomer of the year a season ago. Four Southland institutions have at least six studentathletes named to the preseason all-conference teams. Sam Houston State, which put together an undefeated regular season en route to winning the 2011 conference title, leads all universities with 19 selections, including a conference-best 11 first-team honorees. Stephen F.Austin and Central Arkansas each have nine all-conference selections.The Lumberjacks have four first-team members while the Bears place three players on the first team. McNeese State is next with six, followed by Northwestern State and Nicholls State with four each. Southeastern Louisiana completes the preseason all-conference teams with one selection. Sam Houston State returns 19 starters from a team that advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game in Frisco, Texas, after claiming its fourth Southland Conference championship. On the first-team offense, the Bearkats return quarterback Brian Bell, running back Flanders, “wildkat” Sincere and offensive linemen Kaleb Hopson and Dan Jenkins. Flanders, one of the nation’s top returning running backs and a top candidate for the Walter Payton Award, led the league in rushing and scoring last season with 109.6 yards per game and 9.6 points per game. He also led the league with 2,058 all-purpose yards thanks to rushes totaling 1,644 and receiving yards totaling 414. Flanders averaged 137.2 all-purpose yards in the Bearkats’ 15 games. Flanders also recorded more than 200 all-purpose yards of rushing twice last season against Montana (287) and New Mexico (240). Flanders led the league in rushing, rush attempts (298), rushing yards, rushing touchdowns (22) and scoring. Sincere also put together a great sophomore campaign last season, finishing toward the top in most offensive categories. Sincere led the league in yards per rush (7.6) and was second in yards per play (7.3), touchdowns (13), rushing touchdowns (nine) and rushing yards (979), third in rushing yards per game (65.3) and in all-purpose yards (1,464) and fifth in rushing attempts (129). The Bearkats’ other first-team selections include defensive linemen J.T. Cleveland, Andrew Weaver and Gary Lorance and defensive backs Taylor, Kenneth Jenkins and Daxton Swanson. Taylor led the team with 124 total tackles, including 79 solo stops and three forced fumbles.

Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State

Richard Sincere, Sam Houston State

Sam Houston’s second-team picks include tight end Tim Jones, offensive lineman Matt Boyles, defensive lineman Preston Sanders, linebacker Darius Taylor, defensive backs Bookie Sneed, Matt Foster and Robert Shaw and punter Matt Foster. Gone, however, are center Travis Watson, the conference’s football scholar-athlete of the year last season, Chris Crocket and linebacker Will Henry, all of whom were first-team all-conference selections a season ago. Stephen F. Austin has four first-team selections, including receivers Cordell Roberson and Gralyn Crawford on the offensive side and lineman Willie Jefferson on the defensive side. Crawford also was named to the first team as a return specialist. Roberson and Crawford led the league in most of the receiving categories last season. Roberson was first in receiving touchdowns (nine), second in receptions per game (5.73), receiving yards per game (72.2), receptions (63) and receiving yards (794). Crawford led the league in receptions per game (6.55) and receptions (72), was third in receiving yards per game (70.9) and fourth in receiving yards (780) and receiving touchdowns (seven). Crawford also ranked towards the top in kick and punt returns. On kick returns, he ranked fourth in return yards average (23.7), return yards (806) and total returns (39) while returning one kick for a touchdown. On punts, Crawford was second in the conference in return yards (257) and return yards average (13.5) and third in total returns with 19. Jefferson led the conference with 15.0 sacks a season ago, including 13 solo stops. He also ranked third in tackles for loss with 15.0, accumulating 114 negative yards in tackles. The Lumberjacks’ five second-team selections include quarterback Brady Attaway, halfback Mike Brooks, offensive lineman John Steel, defensive lineman Malcolm Mattox and linebacker Ryan Epperson. Central Arkansas places nine on the preseason allleague teams, including three first-team honorees. Running

back Jackie Hinton and lineman Dominique Allen headline the offense for the Bears while linebacker Seth Allison is the lone defensive selection. In 11 games last season for the Bears, Hinton led the team in rushing with 673 yards on 145 attempts while scoring four touchdowns. Hinton averaged 61.2 yards per contest on the ground to help UCA reach the postseason for the first time in school history. Allison was the leader on the defensive side for the Bears, recording 110 tackles, including 65 solo, while tallying 4.0 sacks on the year. The Bears place six members on the second team with wide receivers Jesse Grandy and Dominique Croom, offensive lineman Corey Howard, kicker Eddie Camara, defensive lineman Matt Hornbuckle and defensive back Jestin Love. Of McNeese’s six all-conference picks, two are firstteam honorees. Lineman Alec Savoie is the lone offensive selection while defensive back Malcolm Bronson is the only Cowboy representative on the defense. Savoie leads an offense that ranked second in the league in rushing last season with 148.1 yards per game, which helped them also rank second in time of possession, holding the ball for more than 31 minutes per game. Bronson returns to a defense that was second in the conference in pass defense (194.5 yards per game) and third in total defense (331.6 yards per game). Bronson also led the team in tackles with 80, including 55 solo stops, and was second on the team with three interceptions. The Cowboys place four members on the secondteam with two on offense and two on defense. On the offensive side are linemen Jonathan Landry and Miguel Gauthreaux while defensive lineman Pat Williams and return specialist Darius Carey are on the defensive team. Northwestern State places four on the preseason all-conference teams, all earning first-team honors. On the first-team offense are lineman Larry Calcote and place kicker John Shaughnessy, while linebacker Derek Rose and defensive back Jamaal White are the Demon


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Pos. Name DL J.T. Cleveland DL Willie Jefferson DL Andrew Weaver DL Gary Lorance LB Seth Allison LB Derek Rose DB Darnell Taylor DB Malcolm Bronson DB Kenneth Jenkins DB Dax Swanson DB Jamaal White P Cory Kemps RS Gralyn Crawford

University Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Northwestern State Sam Houston State McNeese State Sam Houston State Sam Houston State Northwestern State Nicholls State Stephen F. Austin

Pos. Name QB Brady Attaway RB Marcus Washington RB Jesse Turner FB/HB Mike Brooks WR Jesse Grandy WR Dominique Croom TE Tim Jones OL Jonathan Landry OL Matt Boyles OL John Steel OL Miguel Gauthreaux OL Corey Howard PK Eddie Camara

University Stephen F. Austin Nicholls State Nicholls State Stephen F. Austin Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Sam Houston State McNeese State Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin McNeese State Central Arkansas Central Arkansas

Pos. Name DL Malcolm Mattox DL Preston Sanders DL Pat Williams DL Matt Hornbuckle LB Ryan Epperson LB Darius Taylor DB Robert Alford DB Bookie Sneed DB Jestin Love DB Robert Shaw DB Josh Aubrey P Matt Foster RS Darius Carey

University Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State McNeese State Central Arkansas Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Southeastern La. Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State McNeese State

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

Wt. 175 210 203 180 200 175 245 288 322 300 284 290 181

First-Team Defense Ht. 6-0 6-6 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-11

Wt. 290 230 240 290 198 229 195 192 195 185 192 245 175

Second-Team Offense Ht. 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-1 5-9

Wt. 205 210 190 170 167 193 245 295 275 290 291 290 172

Second-Team Defense Ht. 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-6 6-0

Wt. 255 255 270 281 225 240 180 180 204 195 205 195 185

Cl. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown China Spring, Texas Midwest City, Okla. Houston Texas Galveston, Texas Jefferson, Texas Palestine, Texas Baton Rouge, La. Houston, Texas Lafayette, La. Early, Texas Natchez, Miss. Gilmer, Texas Shreveport, La.

Cl. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown Baytown, Texas Beaumont, Texas Waco, Texas New Boston, Texas Stuttgart, Ark. New Orleans, La. Mesquite, Texas Jasper, Texas Galveston, Texas Waco, Texas Garland, Texas Carmel, Ind. Palestine, Texas

Cl. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So.

Hometown Whitehouse, Texas Lillian, Ala. Houma, La. Irving, Texas Pine Bluff, Ark. Cherokee, Ala. Tyler, Texas Broussard, La. Southlake, Texas Boyd, Texas Plaquemine, La. Wichita Falls, Texas Cedar Hill, Texas

Cl. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown Newton, Texas Red Oak, Texas Plaquemine, La. Colleyville, Texas Chandler, Texas Mesquite, Texas Hammond, La. Conroe, Texas West Memphis, Ark. Converse, Texas Tyler, Texas Melbourne, Australia New Orleans, La.

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representatives on defense. Calcote helped the Demons offense rank second in the league in red-zone efficiency, converting 81.2 percent of the time. Shaughnessy led Northwestern’s special teams by converting 87.5 percent (14-for-16) of his field goals with a long of 45 yards. Rose, a two-time all-conference selection, recorded 61 tackles, including 45 solo, for the Demons last season. White finished fourth on the team with 49 stops and led the team with four interceptions. Nicholls State’s preseason honors include two firstteam and two second-team selections. Sophomore tight end Nick Scelfo earns first-team offense honors while punter Cory Kemps is named to the defensive team. Scelfo was third on the team a season ago in receiving with 18.9 yards per game while scoring a touchdown. Kemps led the conference in punt average with 42.8 yards per punt with a long of 60 yards. Running backs Marcus Washington and Jesse Turner earn second-team preseason honors for the Colonels. Southeastern Louisiana’s all-conference pick is defensive back Robert Alford, who makes his appearance on the second team. Alford was tied for the team-lead in tackles with 90, including 53 solo and five tackles for a loss, and was tied for second on the team with 2.0 sacks. Returning student-athletes who earned all-conference honors at the conclusion of the 2011 season were automatically named to the preseason teams. Head coaches from the eight schools that play football in the Southland Conference voted for the remaining 17 positions, which included one on the first-team offense, 10 positions on the second-team offense and six on the second-team defense. Coaches could not vote for their own players.

University Sam Houston State Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin Nicholls State Central Arkansas McNeese State Sam Houston State Northwestern State Sam Houston State Northwestern State

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Darnell Taylor, Sam Houston State

First-Team Offense

Pos. Name QB Brian Bell RB Tim Flanders RB Jackie Hinton FB/HB Richard Sincere WR Cordell Roberson WR Gralyn Crawford TE Nick Scelfo OL Dominique Allen OL Alec Savoie OL Kaleb Hopson OL Larry Calcote OL Dan Jenkins PK John Shaughnessy

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Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

at Ole Miss...................................6 p.m. at Murray St.................................6 p.m. OPEN Sam Houston St.* (SLCTV).............3 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin*.....................6 p.m. Nicholls St.*.................................6 p.m. at McNeese St.*...........................7 p.m. Lamar*........................................6 p.m. at Southeastern La.*......................7 p.m. Northwestern St.* (HC; SLCTV).......7 p.m. OPEN Eastern Illinois...............................5 p.m.

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

at Louisiana-Lafayette....................6 p.m. Prairie View A&M..........................7 p.m. at Hawaii...................................11 p.m. Langston.....................................7 p.m. Southeastern La.* (SLCTV).............3 p.m. at Northwestern St.*......................6 p.m. McMurry (HC)..............................3 p.m. at Central Arkansas*......................6 p.m. Sam Houston St.* (SLCTV).............3 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin*.....................6 p.m. Nicholls St.*.................................3 p.m. at McNeese St.*...........................7 p.m.

Lamar

McNeese State Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

at Middle Tennessee.................6:30 p.m. McMurry......................................7 p.m. at Weber St..................................6 p.m. at Southeastern La.*......................7 p.m. Northwestern St.*..........................7 p.m. OPEN Central Arkansas*..........................7 p.m. at Sam Houston St.*......................2 p.m. Stephen F. Austin* (HC; SLCTV).......7 p.m. at Nicholls St.* (SLCTV).................3 p.m. at UTSA......................................4 p.m. Lamar*........................................7 p.m.

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 15

at Oregon State............................2 p.m. at South Alabama............................. TBA at Tulsa........................................6 p.m. Evangel.......................................6 p.m. OPEN at Central Arkansas*......................6 p.m. Sam Houston State* (HC)...............6 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin* (SLCTV).........2 p.m. at Northwestern State*...................6 p.m. McNeese State* (SLCTV)...............3 p.m. at Lamar*....................................3 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana*.................6 p.m.

Nicholls State

Thursday, Aug. 30 Southwestern Oklahoma at Stephen F. Austin.........................Nacogdoches, Texas.................6 p.m. McNeese St. at Middle Tennessee........................................Murfreesboro, Tenn..............6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 Nicholls St. at Oregon St.....................................................Corvallis, Ore............................2 p.m. Central Arkansas at Ole Miss...............................................Oxford, Miss............................6 p.m. Lamar at Louisiana-Lafayette...............................................Lafayette, La. ..........................6 p.m. Northwestern St. at Texas Tech............................................Lubbock, Texas........................... TBA Southeastern La. at Missouri...............................................Columbia, Mo. ........................... TBA Saturday, Sept. 8 Central Arkansas at Murray St..............................................Murray, Ky...............................6 p.m. Incarnate Word at Sam Houston St.......................................Huntsville, Texas.......................6 p.m. Arkansas-Monticello at Northwestern St................................Natchitoches, La.......................6 p.m. Prairie View A&M at Lamar..................................................Beaumont, Texas......................7 p.m. McMurry at McNeese St.....................................................Lake Charles, La......................7 p.m. South Dakota St. at Southeastern La....................................Hammond, La..........................7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at SMU....................................................Dallas, Texas............................7 p.m. Nicholls St. at South Alabama..............................................Mobile, Ala.................................. TBA Thursday, Sept. 13 Southeastern La. at UT Martin.............................................Martin, Tenn.............................6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 Stephen F. Austin at Montana St...........................................Bozeman, Mont...................2:35 p.m. Bacone at Central Arkansas.................................................Conway, Ark.............................6 p.m. McNeese St. at Weber St....................................................Ogden, Utah............................6 p.m. Nicholls St. at Tulsa............................................................Tulsa, Okla...............................6 p.m. Lamar at Hawaii................................................................Honolulu, Hawaii....................11 p.m. Northwestern St. at Nevada.................................................Reno, Nev................................... TBA Sam Houston St. at Baylor..................................................Waco, Texas............................... TBA Saturday, Sept. 22 Sam Houston St. at Central Arkansas* (SLCTV)......................Conway, Ark.............................3 p.m. Evangel at Nicholls St.........................................................Thibodaux, La..........................6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Northwestern St................................Natchitoches, La.......................6 p.m. Langston at Lamar.............................................................Beaumont, Texas......................7 p.m. McNeese St. at Southeastern La.*........................................Hammond, La..........................7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Texas St...............................................San Marcos, Texas....................... TBA Thursday, Sept. 27 Sam Houston St. vs. Texas Southern.....................................Houston, Texas........................7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 Southeastern La. at Lamar* (SLCTV)....................................Beaumont, Texas......................3 p.m. Central Arkansas at Stephen F. Austin*..................................Nacogdoches, Texas.................6 p.m. Northwestern St. at McNeese St.*........................................Lake Charles, La......................7 p.m.


2012 Southland Schedule Saturday, Oct. 6 Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston St.*1 (SLCTV)...................Houston, Texas........................3 p.m. Lamar at Northwestern St.*.................................................Natchitoches, La.......................6 p.m. Nicholls St. at Central Arkansas*...........................................Conway, Ark.............................6 p.m. Southeastern La. at UAB.....................................................Birmingham, Ala.......................... TBA

Saturday, Oct. 20 McNeese St. at Sam Houston St.* (HC)................................Huntsville, Texas.......................3 p.m. Nicholls St. at Stephen F. Austin* (HC; SLCTV).......................Nacogdoches, Texas.................3 p.m. Lamar at Central Arkansas*.................................................Conway, Ark.............................6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 Sam Houston St. at Lamar* (SLCTV)....................................Beaumont, Texas......................3 p.m. Nicholls St. at Northwestern St.* (HC)...................................Natchitoches, La.......................6 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at McNeese St.* (HC; SLCTV).....................Lake Charles, La......................7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Southeastern La.*..................................Hammond, La..........................7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10 Nicholls St. at Lamar*.........................................................Beaumont, Texas......................3 p.m. McNeese St. at UTSA........................................................San Antonio, Texas....................4 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Northwestern St.*..................................Natchitoches, La.......................6 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Southeastern La.*..................................Hammond, La..........................7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Southeastern La. at Nicholls St.*..........................................Thibodaux, La..........................6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 Eastern Illinois at Central Arkansas........................................Conway, Ark.............................5 p.m. Northwestern St. at Stephen F. Austin*..................................Nacogdoches, Texas.................6 p.m. Lamar at McNeese St.*......................................................Lake Charles, La......................7 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Texas A&M...........................................College Station, Texas.................. TBA * indicates Southland Conference game; SLCTV indicates game televised by the Southland Conference Television Network; 1indicates Battle of the Piney Woods at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas; HC indicates homecoming; Schedule as of July 9, 2012 and subject to change; All times Central.

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

OPEN Incarnate Word.............................6 p.m. at Baylor......................................... TBA at Central Arkansas* (SLCTV)..........3 p.m. at Texas Southern.........................7 p.m. vs. Stephen F. Austin*1 (SLCTV).......3 p.m. at Nicholls St.*..............................6 p.m. McNeese St.* (HC)........................2 p.m. at Lamar* (SLCTV)........................3 p.m. Southeastern La.*.........................2 p.m. at Northwestern St.*......................6 p.m. at Texas A&M.................................. TBA

Sam Houston State

Southeastern Louisiana Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 13 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 15

at Missouri...................................... TBA South Dakota St...........................7 p.m. at UT Martin.................................6 p.m. McNeese St.*...............................7 p.m. at Lamar* (SLCTV)........................3 p.m. at UAB........................................... TBA Northwestern St.* (SLCTV).............3 p.m. OPEN Central Arkansas* (HC)...................7 p.m. at Sam Houston St.*......................2 p.m. Stephen F. Austin*.........................7 p.m. at Nicholls St.*..............................6 p.m.

Stephen F. Austin Aug. 30 Southwestern Okla........................6 p.m. Sept. 8 at SMU........................................7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Montana St..........................2:35 p.m. Sept. 22 at Texas St...................................... TBA Sept. 29 Central Arkansas*..........................6 p.m. Oct. 6 vs. Sam Houston St.*1 (SLCTV).......3 p.m. Oct. 13 OPEN Oct. 20 Nicholls St.* (HC; SLCTV)...............3 p.m. Oct. 27 at McNeese St.* (SLCTV)...............7 p.m. Nov. 3 Lamar*........................................6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Southeastern La.*......................7 p.m. Nov. 17 Northwestern St.*..........................6 p.m. 1 at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

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Saturday, Nov. 3 Southeastern La. at Sam Houston St.*..................................Huntsville, Texas.......................2 p.m. McNeese St. at Nicholls St.* (SLCTV)...................................Thibodaux, La..........................3 p.m. Lamar at Stephen F. Austin*................................................Nacogdoches, Texas.................6 p.m. Northwestern St. at Central Arkansas* (HC; SLCTV).................Conway, Ark.............................7 p.m.

at Texas Tech ................................. TBA Arkansas-Monticello......................6 p.m. at Nevada....................................... TBA Mississippi Valley St.......................6 p.m. at McNeese St.*...........................7 p.m. Lamar*........................................6 p.m. at Southeastern La.* (SLCTV).........3 p.m. OPEN Nicholls St.* (HC)..........................6 p.m. at Central Arkansas* (SLCTV)..........7 p.m. Sam Houston St.*.........................6 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin*.....................6 p.m.

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Saturday, Oct. 13 Northwestern St. at Southeastern La.* (SLCTV)......................Hammond, La..........................3 p.m. McMurry at Lamar (HC)......................................................Beaumont, Texas......................3 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Nicholls St.* (HC)...................................Thibodaux, La..........................6 p.m. Central Arkansas at McNeese St.*........................................Lake Charles, La......................7 p.m.

Northwestern State Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

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Central Arkansas Bears

TEAM PREVIEWS

University Information

Tom Courtway University President

Team Information

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School:............................................... University of Central Arkansas Location:....................................................................Conway, Ark. Population:........................................................................59,000 Founded:..............................................................................1907 Joined Southland:..................................................................2006 Enrollment:........................................................................11,758 Nickname:............................................................................Bears Colors:..................................................................... Purple & Gray President:................................................................. Tom Courtway Athletics Director:.....................................................Dr. Brad Teague Faculty Representative:................................................ Dr. Bill Bandy Senior Woman Administrator:........................................Natalie Shock Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 501-852-2234

Dr. Brad Teague Athletics Director

Natalie Shock Senior Woman Administrator

Steve East Sports Information Director

Head Coach:............................................................... Clint Conque Alma Mater, Year:.............................................. Nicholls State, 1983 Record at School, Year in 2012:.................................... 89-51, 13th Career Record, Year in 2012:........................................ 89-51, 13th Southland Conference Record, Years:............................... 23-12, 6th Football Office Phone:............................................. 501-450-3153 Off.Coordinator/Offensive Line............................Brooks Hollingsworth Central Arkansas, 1981 Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers............................ Matt Williamson Missouri Western 1996 Assoc. HC/Def. Line/S.T. Coord....................................Dan Augustine Baylor, 1999 Quarterbacks............................................................ Nathan Brown Central Arkansas, 2009 Tight Ends.......................................................... Jeremy Hammock Louisiana-Monroe, 2006 Interior Def. Line/Recruiting Coord...................................Cody Moore Oklahoma Panhandle State, 2004 Offensive Line....................................................................Bill Best Louisiana-Monroe, 2001 Wide Receivers.............................................................. Matt Kubik Louisiana Tech, 2004 Secondary................................................................. Kenny Wilhite Nebraska, 1992 Safeties.....................................................................Dave Wheeler Northwest Missouri State, 1991

Football Information

First Year of Football: 1908 First Year of Southland Football:...............................................2006 All-Time Record, Years:....................................... 527-361-40, 100 All-Time Southland Record, Years:.......................................23-12, 5 2011 Overall Record:.............................................................. 9-4 2011 Southland Record, Place:.......................................... 6-1, 2nd Southland Conference Championships, Last:.............................. None NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances, Last:............................1, 2011 Offensive Formation:........................................................... Multiple Defensive Formation:................................................................ 4-3 Starters Returning Total: ................................ 15 Offense: .............................. 5 Defense: ............................. 9 Special Teams:..................... 2

Letterwinners Returning Total: ................................ 45 Offense: ............................ 22 Defense: ........................... 21 Special Teams: ..................... 3

Starters Lost Total: ................................ 10 Offense: .............................. 7 Defense: ............................. 3 Special Teams:..................... 0

Letterwinners Lost Total: ................................ 18 Offense:............................. 10 Defense:.............................. 5 Special Teams:...................... 3

First Security Field at Estes Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:.....................................First Security Field at Estes Stadium Year Opened:........................................................................1933 Record at Stadium, Years:...................................... 244-105-12, 78 Capacity:.............................................................................8,500 Surface:...................................................... GeoTurf artificial surface Press Box Phone:................................................... 501-450-5743

Media Relations

Football Contact:............................................................. Steve East E-Mail:................................................................... seast@uca.edu Office Phone:......................................................... 501-450-5743 Office Fax:............................................................. 501-450-5740 Cell:...................................................................... 501-339-8512 Other SIDs:............................................... Josh Goff, Charlie Skinner Website:........................................................... www.ucasports.com Twitter........................................................................ @ucasports

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2012 Schedule

Day Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Opponent Time at Ole Miss 6 p.m. at Murray St. 6 p.m. OPEN Sam Houston St.* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin* 6 p.m. Nicholls St.* 6 p.m. at McNeese St.* 7 p.m. Lamar* 6 p.m. at Southeastern La.* 7 p.m. Northwestern St.* (HC; SLCTV) 7 p.m. OPEN Eastern Illinois 5 p.m.


Central Arkansas Bears Season Outlook

About the Bears • The Bears lost four games last season, all to conference champions. UCA’s losses were to Sam Houston State (Southland), Arkansas State (Sun Belt), Louisiana Tech (WAC) and Montana (Big Sky).

topped the UCA charts last season with 705 yards and four touchdowns, and also caught 23 passes for 165 more yards. Senior Anthony Blackmon (71 for 315, one touchdown) and Terence Bobo (74 for 296, four touchdowns) will be in the mix again, as will freshman Wesleigh Foster in a deep and talented backfield. The quarterback battle to replace Dick looks to be between junior Wynrick Smothers and sophomore Jacoby Walker, a transfer from Arkansas. Smothers, who has battled injuries for two years, has played in 12 games and started one, the Arkansas State game in 2011 where he completed 16 of 31 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown. Other possibilities is redshirt freshman Trey Tayolro Providing the blocking up front will be junior Dominque Allen, a first-team all-Southland selection who will counted on as the leader among a young offensive line. UCA will have to replace four seniors up front, but have returning experience in seniors Corey Howard and Arturo Hernandez, as well as junior Jon-Mark Holden and sophomores C.J. Simon and D.J. Appe. The tight end position should be manned by Oklahoma transfer Austin Haywood and returning sophomore Thomas Hart, who had four touchdowns among his 10 receptions last season. Defensively, the Bears have to find a replacement for middle linebacker Frank Newsome. Junior Justin Heard looks capable after he had 50 tackles and a fumble recovery last season as an outside linebacker. Other linebackers in the mix are senior Rojae Jackson, sophomore Blake Childress and redshirt freshman D.J. Holland. Returning up front for the Bears are defensive ends Markeith Gaines, Jeremy Jester, along with tackles Matt Hornbuckle and Larry Duvall. The secondary is loaded with experience behind Love, including the return of junior free safety Radarius Winston, who missed the 2011 season with a foot injury. Also returning are corners Dominique Brown, Desmond Wilcox and Josh Jones, along with safety Karl Brady. UCA returns both its kicker, sophomore Eddie Camara, and punter, senior Kevin Buford. Camara made 49 of 51 PATs and 14 of 19 field goals. Buford averaged 36.5 yards per punt with a long of 60 yards.

• The Bears will have to replace all-conference and All-American quarterback Nathan Dick, who threw for 3,275 yards and 32 touchdowns last season, both school records. Top candidates are junior Wynrick Smothers and sophomore transfer Jacoby Walker from Arkansas. Smothers started the Arkansas State game last season and has played in 12 games over two seasons. • The Bears finished 15th in both FCS polls last season. • UCA returns six of its nine all-conference players from last year, plus an additional two that were named honorable mentions. • The Bears were a perfect 5-0 on “The Stripes” last year, the new purple and gray artificial turf at First Security Field at Estes Stadium. UCA will play six home games this season. • First Security Field at Estes Stadium will feature 12 new luxury skyboxes for the 2012 season. They were built above the east side of the stadium, directly above UCA’s new athletic administration offices. • The Bears put together an eight-game win streak last year after starting the season 1-3. The winning streak was the longest for UCA since moving to NCAA Division I in 2006. • The Bears open the 2012 season in Oxford, Miss., against the Ole Miss Rebels. It will be UCA’s first game against an SEC opponent. The coach is a familiar one, however, as Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze led Arkansas State last season.

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Fresh off its first trip to the NCAA Division I playoffs, Central Arkansas is looking for another postseason run in 2012. UCA, in just its second season of playoff eligibility, not only made the playoffs, but won the first road playoff game by a Southland Conference team since 2004, beating Tennessee Tech 34-14 in first-round action in Cookeville, Tenn. The Bears then lost to perennial power Montana on the road in the second round. The Bears finished the season with a 9-4 overall record, winning at least seven games for the fourth time in six seasons since making the move to Division I. UCA finished second in the Southland at 6-1, with the lone loss coming to Sam Houston State on the road. The Bears reeled off eight consecutive victories to earn their playoff berth. With all that under their belts, the Bears are looking to repeat those same successes in 2012. To do that, they will have to replace All-American quarterback Nathan Dick, along with all-Southland offensive lineman Logan Roubique and all-Southland defensive end Jermayne Lett. The task will be made easier in that six of UCA’s nine allSouthland selections are returning. Heading that list is graduate linebacker Seth Allison. He was UCA’s leading tackler with 110 stops last season and ranked fifth in the conference. He was also fourth in the Southland with 15.5 tackles for loss and 10th in sacks with four. Allison had a career-high 16 tackles (12 solos) against Sam Houston. Joining him on the defensive side of the ball will be one of the best safeties in the league in junior Jestin Love, who has 11 career interceptions in just two seasons. He added 75 tackles and two forced fumbles last season. The other three all-Southland returnees are on the other side of the ball, headed by senior wide receivers Dominique Croom and Jesse Grandy, what should be one of the best tandems in the league this season. Croom, a four-year player for the Bears, caught 38 passes for 518 years and seven touchdowns last season. Grandy, a transfer from Ole Miss who also returns punts, led the Bears with 49 catches for 788 yards and nine touchdowns a year ago. Senior Jackie Hinton returns to lead a solid running back corps which features three seniors and a freshman. Hinton

• UCA head coach Clint Conque was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award last fall for the second time in four seasons. Conque was also a finalist in 2008, finishing seventh in the final voting. Conque is the winningest coach in UCA history with an 89-51 record.

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• UCA won the Southland’s first road playoff game since 2004 with a 34-14 win over Tennessee Tech in last year’s opening round. The last previous road playoff win for a Southland team was Sam Houston State in 2004.

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Central Arkansas Bears The Conque File Birthdate:........................................................... July 14, 1961 Hometown:......................................................Baton Rouge, La. High School:......................................................... Catholic High College:..................................................... Nicholls State, 1983 Wife:............................................................................. Angele Children:...........................................Chase, Benton and Zachary

CLINT CONQUE Head Coach 13th Season Career Record: 89-51 (12 Seasons) UCA Record: 89-51 (12 Seasons)

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Alma Mater: Nicholls State, 1983

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CAREER RECORD Year School 2000 Central Arkansas 2001 Central Arkansas 2002 Central Arkansas 2003 Central Arkansas 2004 Central Arkansas 2005 Central Arkansas 2006 Central Arkansas 2007 Central Arkansas 2008 Central Arkansas 2009 Central Arkansas 2010 Central Arkansas 2011 Central Arkansas TOTALS

Overall 3-8 9-4 8-4 5-6 8-3 11-3 8-3 6-5 10-2 5-7 7-4 9-4 89-51 (.636)

SLC — — — — — — — 5-2 6-1 2-5 4-3 6-1 23-11 (.657)

COACHING HISTORY NAME YEARS O.D. Longstreth 1908 W.O. Wilson 1909-10 R.L. Nixon 1911-12 W.O. Stephenson 1913 J.C. Cook 1914 Dan Estes 1915-32 Jerry Dalrymple 1933-34 Warren Woodson 1935-40 Lloyd Roberts 1941 Charles McGibbony 1945-46 Howard Montgomery 1947-51 James Crafton 1952-54 Frank Koon 1955-64 Raymond Bright 1965-71 Ken Stephens 1972-81 Harold Horton 1982-89 Mike Isom 1990-99 Clint Conque 2000-present

RECORD 3-3-0 2-6-1 6-3-0 2-3-0 1-4-0 46-65-11 5-10-1 40-8-3 3-6-0 3-12-0 26-17-5 6-23-0 53-37-3 33-29-3 67-35-6 74-12-5 68-38-4 89-51-0

Much has changed at Central Arkansas since 2000. The school has gone through four full-time presidents, two interim presidents, six athletic directors and more than 30 head coaches during that time; and the athletic department has transitioned from NCAA Division II to Division I and seen more than $20 million in facilities enhancements. Through all the change, the one constant force has been Clint Conque and the Bear football program. Conque enters the 2012 season – his 13th at the school – as the winningest coach in the 102-year history of the program (89-51) and as the dean of coaches in the Southland Conference, where no active head coach has been at his school more than half of Conque’s tenure in Conway. In his time at UCA, Conque has overseen the evolution of the program from mediocrity to a national contender in Division II, through the transition to Division I and into a nationally-recognized upper-tier competitor at the FCS level. Despite all the change and transition, the Bears’ success has remained consistent under Conque’s guidance. Year after year, UCA has turned out a high-quality product – fielding nine teams with winning records in the past decade, including two seasons of at least 10 wins and seven of eight or more. Since 2001 no collegiate program in the state of Arkansas has won more than the Bears, who are 86-43 (.666) during that span. The success has extended well beyond the won-loss column for the UCA program under Conque as the Bears have enjoyed success unparalleled in program history in terms of attendance, facilities and pro prospects. Conque has taken teams to the postseason playoffs at both NCAA Division II and now Division I. The Bears not only made the Division I playoffs in 2011, just their second year of eligibility, but won their first-ever Division I playoff game on the road at Tennessee Tech, 34-14. The Bears finished their historic season with a 9-4 overall record and a second-place finish in the Southland Conference. After starting 1-3, UCA won eight consecutive games to earn its playoff berth. They also finished a perfect 5-0 on “The Stripes,” their new Purple-Gray turf field at Estes Stadium. Under Conque, 29 former Bears have gone on to professional playing opportunities, with 10 in the NFL (including four draft picks) and another six in the CFL. During the past six seasons, the Bears have had three defensive ends drafted by NFL teams, including Jacob Ford of the Tennessee Titans, Larry Hart of the Jacksonville Jaguars and most recently Markell Carter of the New England Patriots. In all, Conque has seen his players selected All-American 34 times, all-conference 97 times, academic all-conference 32 times and Academic All-American three times. The Bears have earned eight individual conference honors, and since joining the Southland have had the league’s player of the year, defensive player of the year twice, offensive player of the year and freshman of the year. Since joining the Division I ranks, the Bears have gone 45-25 (.642) and are 25-12 (.675) against Southland opponents. In 2008, UCA went 10-2 and finished with a conference-best 6-1 record in the Southland. The Bears were one of only 12 FCS teams to reach double digits in wins that year, and finished the season ranked No. 11 – marking the second time in three years of Division I play to finish in the Top 25. It was the highest winning percentage (.833) at UCA since 1989 and marked just the seventh time in school history a team reached the 10-win plateau. Conque is one of only two coaches at UCA to accomplish the feat, and did it twice in a four-year span (‘05, ‘08). For his team’s success, Conque was rewarded with the Southland Coach of the Year award and was named the American Football Coaches Association Region 5 FCS Coach of the Year. He was also selected as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, given annually to the nation’s top FCS coach. He was also an honorable mention selection for the Sporting News’ Coach of the Year award. Conque was an Eddie Robinson finalist against in 2011. During his coaching career that has spanned nearly 30 years, Conque has spent time in the Louisiana high school ranks and collegiately at Nicholls State, McNeese State, Samford and Louisiana Tech before coming to Central Arkansas. A graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La., Conque was an All-American linebacker at Nicholls State. He was selected to Nicholls’ Silver Anniversary Team in 1997 and in 2005 was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Following his playing career at Nicholls, Conque landed with the Los Angeles Raiders only to have his career cut short by injury in 1983.


Central Arkansas Bears Seth Allison 5-11, 195, Graduate Linebacker Stuttgart, Ark. Stuttgart H.S.

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6-1, 193, Senior Wide Receiver Cherokee, Ala. Cherokee H.S.

4 Wynrick Smothers 3 Jacoby Walker 5 Jackie Hinton 23 Anthony Blackmon 84 Dominique Croom 85 Dezmin Lewis 33 Brett Soft 6 Clay Murphy 2 Jesse Grandy 80 Blake Gardner 82 Austin Haywood 10 Thomas Hart 75 Dominique Allen 76 Kyle Stouffer 72 Corey Howard 63 C.J. Simon 58 Arturo Hernandez 72 Corey Howard 77 D.J. Appe 59 Jon-Mark Holden 71 Cole Caruthers 76 Kyle Stouffer

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5-11, 165, Senior Wide Receiver Pine Bluff, Ark. Dollarway H.S. University of Mississippi

Appeared in 13 games with six starts at receiver last season ... named a second-team all-conference selection ... led team in receiving with 49 receptions for 788 yards and nine touchdowns ... rushed the ball nine times for 49 yards ... returned 16 kicks for 346 yards and 18 punts for 60 yards ... second on team in all-purpose yards (1,238) and points scored (56) ... ranked seventh in conference in receiving yards (60.6) and punt return average (3.3) ... eighth in conference in scoring average (4.3) ... ninth in conference in receptions per game (3.8) and all-purpose yards per game (95.2) ... collected 148 receiving yards on seven receptions against Louisiana Tech, scoring two touchdowns ... transfer from the University of Mississippi where he was a two-year letterman as a return specialist and wide receiver.

DE DT NG DE WLB MLB SLB CB CB DB DB

93 27 91 78 99 57 42 90 24 47 49 46 12 25 8 7 19 39 28 20 20 41

Markeith Gaines Joe Carmical Matt Hornbuckle Larry Duvall Justin Williams T.J. Randall Jeremy Jester Jonathan Woodard Rojae Jackson Blake Childress Justin Heard D.J. Holland Seth Allison Zach Bush Dominique Brown Desmond Wilcox Marcus Peters Josh Jones Jestin Love Radarius Winston Radarius Winston Karl Brady

Special Teams K P LS H KR PR

17 26 32 12 2 84 2

Eddie Camara TBA Kevin Buford TBA Kirby O’Meara TBA Seth Allison TBA Jesse Grandy Dominique Croom Jesse Grandy TBA

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Has played in 35 career games with 27 starts at wide receiver ... has 99 catches for 1,224 yards and 11 touchdowns ... recorded eight career tackles ... two-time all-conference honorable mention selection ... appeared in 13 games with 12 starts at receiver in 2011 ... was team’s second leading receiver with 38 receptions for 518 yards and seven touchdowns ... ranked eighth in the conference in receiving yards per game (44.9) ...ranked ninth in scoring with seven touchdowns ... had longest reception in the conference with an 81-yard catch against McNeese State ... third on team in scoring with 42 points ... returned two kicks for 19 yards ... fifth on team in all-purpose yards with 537 ... appeared in 11 games with 8 starts in 2010 ... caught 42 passes for 446 yards and two touchdowns .

Jesse Grandy

QB RB WR WR WR TE RT RG C LG LT

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Played in 33 career games ... has made 168 tackles, including 92 solos and 17.5 for loss ... has 4 sacks for a loss of 38 yards ... broke up two passes, forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble for a touchdown and blocked one kick ... intercepted six passes for 48 yards and one touchdown ... 2011 first-team all-conference selection ... 2011 Sports Network/Fathead.com second-team All-American ... two-time all-academic honoree ... started all 13 games in 2011 ... led the team and ranked fifth in the conference with 110 tackles, including 65 solos ... ranked fourth in the league and second on the team with 15.5 tackles for a loss, including 10 solos ... ranked 10th in the conference with four sacks for a loss of 38 yards ... intercepted two passes for 34 yards and one touchdown ... recorded career-high 16 tackles, including 12 solos against Sam Houston State.

Dominique Croom

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Scoring Points Per Game

UCA 419 32.2

OPP 373 28.7

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

255 88 148 19

294 116 150 28

1,543 1,747 204 412 3.7 118.7 12

1,998 2,349 351 491 4.1 153.7 23

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

3,650 288-463-12 7.9 12.7 280.8 34

3,313 296-451-17 7.3 11.2 254.8 20

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

5,193 875 5.9 399.5

5,311 942 5.6 408.5

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

20.7 4.0 13.0

22.4 6.8 10.8

17-10

30-16

97-790 60.8

86-769 59.2

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

59-2,152 36.5 33.3

55-2,230 40.5 37.3

Time of Possession

30:13

29:47

76/186 41%

68/179 38%

11/21 52%

8/17 47%

28-169

15-96

Touchdowns Scored

54

46

Field Goals-Attempts

14-19

18-25

Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct Sacks By-Yards

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd UCA 72 109 OPP 115 77

3rd 4th 146 92 69 106

OT Total 0 419 6 373

2011 Results 9-4 Overall, 6-1 Southland

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 26 Dec. 3

Opponent Score Overall Conf Time Attend Henderson State W 38-14 1-0-0 0-0-0 2:49 12,755 at Louisiana Tech 42-48 LOT 1-1-0 0-0-0 3:36 20,652 at Sam Houston State* 10-31 L 1-2-0 0-1-0 2:44 9,831 at Arkansas State 24-53 L 1-3-0 0-1-0 - 27,918 Stephen F. Austin* W 38-28 2-3-0 1-1-0 2:51 11,127 at Nicholls State* W 37-31 3-3-0 2-1-0 2:55 5,432 No. 17 McNeese State* W 21-18 4-3-0 3-1-0 3:00 9,528 at Lamar* W 38-24 5-3-0 4-1-0 3:03 15,367 Southeastern La.* W 55-29 6-3-0 5-1-0 3:04 10,543 at Northwestern State* W 45-20 7-3-0 6-1-0 3:07 9,156 Texas State W 23-22 8-3-0 6-1-0 3:02 7,724 at No. 21 Tennessee Tech W 34-14 9-3-0 6-1-0 3:05 6,115 at Montana 14-41 L 9-4-0 6-1-0 3:05 22,005

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Hinton, Jackie Blackmon, Anthony Bobo, Terence Dick, Nathan Matthews, Willie Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 11 145 673 4.6 4 13 71 302 4.3 1 12 74 276 3.7 4 12 59 108 1.8 2 13 14 68 4.9 0 13 412 1,543 3.7 12 13 491 1,998 4.1 23

Passing Name Dick, Nathan Smothers, Wynrick Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 12 258-402-9 64.2 3,275 32 81 272.9 5 29-59-3 49.2 374 1 53 74.8 13 288-463-12 62.2 3,650 34 81 280.8 13 296-451-17 65.6 3,313 20 72 254.8

Receiving Name Grandy, Jesse Croom, Dominique Jackson, Isaiah Bobo, Terence Lewis, Dezmin Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 13 49 788 16.1 9 12 38 518 13.6 7 13 32 460 14.4 1 12 28 290 10.4 1 13 27 386 14.3 2 13 288 3,650 12.7 34 13 296 3,313 11.2 20

Tackles Name Allison, Seth Newsome, Frank Sims, Jessie Love, Jestin McKnight, Jerrel

G 13 11 13 13 13

Interceptions Name Love, Jestin McKnight, Jerrel Allison, Seth Peters, Marcus Sims, Jessie Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 13 5 70 14.0 1 13 4 63 15.8 0 13 2 34 17.0 1 12 2 56 28.0 1 13 1 -2 -2.0 0 13 17 221 13.0 3 13 12 129 10.8 2

Long Avg/G 31 61.2 49 23.2 20 23.0 17 9.0 20 5.2 49 118.7 55 153.7

Long Avg/G 58 60.6 81 43.2 73 35.4 63 24.2 38 29.7 81 280.8 72 254.8

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) Sacks (Yds) 65 45 110 15.5 (73) 4.0 (38) 43 43 86 12.5 (42) 2.0 (10) 37 39 76 7.0 (24) 1.0 (9) 50 25 75 2.0 (6) 0.0 (0) 43 26 69 1.0 (1) 0.0 (0) Long 36 25 34 55 0 55 64


Central Arkansas Bears Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 1 Wesleigh Foster RB 2 Jesse Grandy WR 3 Jacoby Walker QB 4 Wynrick Smothers QB 5 Jackie Hinton RB 6 Clay Murphy WR 7 Desmond Wilcox DB 8 Dominique Brown DB 9 Damien Watts WR 10 Thomas Hart TE 12 Seth Allison LB 13 Ryan Howard QB 14 Trey Taylor QB 15 Taurean Anderson DB 16 Aum’Arie Wallace DB 17 Eddie Camara PK 18 Charley Gardner DB 19 Marcus Peters DB 20 Radarius Winston DB 21 Terence Bobo RB 22 Willie Matthews RB 23 Anthony Blackmon RB 24 Rojae Jackson DB 25 Zach Bush LB 26 Kevin Buford P/PK 27 Joe Carmical DE 28 Jestin Love DB 30 Haywood Jeffries DB 31 Prince Ene DB 32 Kirby O’Meara DS 33 Brett Soft WR 36 Darius Reed DB 37 Dillion Winfrey DB 39 Josh Jones DB 41 Karl Brady DB 42 Jeremy Jester DE 43 Ricky Wyatt LB 44 Bo Harper TE 45 Kamane Thomas LB 46 D.J. Holland LB 47 Blake Childress LB 48 Jazz Mason LB 49 Justin Heard LB 50 Tony Winslow DE 52 Parker Carpenter DL/DS 54 Eric Smith DE 55 Alec Willis OL 56 Dawson Hadnot DL 57 T.J. Randall DL 58 Arturo Hernandez OL 63 CJ Simon OL 64 Jon-Mark Holden OL 67 Earl Ross Downs OL 69 Justin Carpenter OL 70 James Bodron OL 71 Cole Caruthers OL 72 Corey Howard OL 73 Matthew Pearce DE 74 Lance Kloker OL 75 Dominique Allen OL 76 Kyle Stouffer OL 77 D.J. Appe OL 78 Larry Duvall DL 79 Tony Truong DL 80 Blake Gardner WR 81 Courtney Whitehead WR 82 Austin Haywood TE 83 Al Lasker WR 84 Dominique Croom WR 85 Dezmin Lewis WR 87 DeAndre Taylor WR 89 Chase Dixon TE 90 Jonathan Woodard DE 91 Matthew Hornbuckle DL 92 Derek Floyd DE 93 Markeith Gaines DE 95 Bailey McIver DL 97 Nate O’Connor DL 98 D.J. Willis DL 99 Justin Williams DL

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Wt. Cl. Hometown/Last School 300 Jr. Houston, Texas/Madison 195 Sr. Stuttgart, Ark./Stuttgart 190 Fr. Cibolo, Texas/Steele 281 So. Covington, La./Covington 206 Sr. Bentonville, Ark./Bentonville 216 Sr. Atkins, Ark./Atkins 277 So. Heber Springs, Ark./Heber Springs 190 Jr. Memphis, Tenn./Raleigh-Egypt 200 Jr. Galveston, Texas/Ball 187 Sr. Greenville, Miss./Northwest Miss. CC 208 So. Denton, Texas/Guyer 168 So. Cedar Hill, Texas/Arkansas 235 So. Monticello, Ark./Texas Tech 290 Fr. Lonoke, Ark./Lonoke 256 So. Olive Branch, Miss./Olive Branch 278 So. Sugarland, Texas/Clements 210 So. Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite 193 Sr. Cherokee, Ala./Cherokee 220 Jr. Fort Smith, Ark./Southside 285 Fr. Bastrop, La./Bastrop 278 Sr. Marianna, Ark./Marianna 190 Fr. Houston, Texas/Bush 241 Fr. Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands 186 Fr. Clarksville, Ark./Clarksville 260 Jr. Theodore, Ala./Theodore 174 Fr. Cibolo, Texas/Steele 191 Fr. Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Catholic 165 Sr. Pine Bluff, Ark./Ole Miss 265 Fr. Garland, Texas/Garland 240 Fr. Monroe, La./Ouachita Christian 254 So. Amite, La./Amite 259 So. Moore, Okla./Oklahoma 215 Jr. Woodland, Ala./Woodland 296 Sr. Olive Branch, Miss./Itawamba CC 210 Sr. Houston, Texas/Houston 280 Jr. Bentonville, Ark./Bentonville 220 Fr. Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley 281 Jr. Colleyville, Texas/Buffalo 290 Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider 194 So. Vestavia Hills, Ala./Vestavia Hills 202 Sr. Vachere, La./Arkansas Baptist 198 Fr. Pearland, Texas/Dawson 251 Sr. Gatlinburg, Tenn./Tennessee 192 Jr. Shreveport, La./Northwood 275 Fr. Owasso, Okla./Owasso 206 So. Carrollton, Texas/Air Force Prep 206 So. Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite 208 Jr. West Memphis, Ark./West Memphis 210 Fr. Memphis, Tenn./Arlington 183 So. Bartlett, Tenn./Bartlett 241 Fr. Sheridan, Ark./Sheridan 184 Jr. El Dorado, Ark./El Dorado 275 Fr. Allen, Texas/Lovejoy 213 Jr. Georgetown, Texas/TCU 235 So. Donaldsonville, La./Ascension Catholic 195 Jr. Daingerfield, Texas/Daingerfield 268 So. Lee’s Summit, Mo./Nebraska-Omaha 185 Fr. Houston, Texas/Bush 282 So. Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood 243 Fr. Pulaski, Ark./Robinson 208 Jr. Destrehan, La./Destrehan 214 Sr. Wichita, Kan./Butler CC 321 Fr. Dallas, Texas/Highland Park 179 So. Brownsboro, Texas/Brownsboro 204 Fr. Memphis, Tenn./Houston HS 202 Fr. Missouri City, Texas/Elkins 236 Fr. Corrollton, Texas/Creekview 220 So. Houston, Texas/Westfield 185 Fr. Little Rock, Ark./Pulaski Academy 197 So. Texarkana, Texas/Pleasant Grove 195 Fr. Athens, Texas/Air Force 186 Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Ozen 308 Sr. Galveston, Texas/Ball 286 Fr. Denton, Texas/Guyer 301 So. The Colony, Texas/The Colony 174 Fr. Bryant, Ark./Bryant 231 Fr. Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood 192 Jr. Bastrop, La./Bastrop 251 Fr. Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood 233 Fr. Monroe, La./Neville

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No. Name Pos. Ht. 75 Dominique Allen OL 6-3 12 Seth Allison LB 5-11 15 Taurean Anderson DB 6-0 77 D.J. Appe OL 6-2 23 Anthony Blackmon RB 5-10 21 Terence Bobo RB 5-11 70 James Bodron OL 6-3 41 Karl Brady DB 6-1 8 Dominique Brown DB 5-10 26 Kevin Buford P/PK 5-11 25 Zach Bush LB 6-3 17 Eddie Camara PK 5-9 27 Joe Carmical DE 6-1 69 Justin Carpenter OL 6-4 52 Parker Carpenter DL/DS 6-4 71 Cole Caruthers OL 6-4 47 Blake Childress LB 6-2 84 Dominique Croom WR 6-1 89 Chase Dixon TE 6-5 67 Earl Ross Downs OL 6-2 78 Larry Duvall DL 6-2 31 Prince Ene DB 5-10 92 Derek Floyd DE 6-2 1 Wesleigh Foster RB 5-11 93 Markeith Gaines DE 6-0 80 Blake Gardner WR 5-11 18 Charley Gardner DB 5-10 2 Jesse Grandy WR 5-11 56 Dawson Hadnot DL 6-1 44 Bo Harper TE 6-4 10 Thomas Hart TE 6-1 82 Austin Haywood TE 6-5 49 Justin Heard LB 6-1 58 Arturo Hernandez OL 6-2 5 Jackie Hinton RB 5-10 64 Jon-Mark Holden OL 6-1 46 D.J. Holland LB 6-1 91 Matthew Hornbuckle DL 6-2 72 Corey Howard OL 6-1 13 Ryan Howard QB 6-0 24 Rojae Jackson DB 5-10 30 Haywood Jeffries DB 6-0 42 Jeremy Jester DE 6-3 39 Josh Jones DB 5-9 74 Lance Kloker OL 6-5 83 Al Lasker WR 6-2 85 Dezmin Lewis WR 6-4 28 Jestin Love DB 6-0 48 Jazz Mason LB 6-1 22 Willie Matthews RB 5-9 95 Bailey McIver DL 6-4 6 Clay Murphy WR 5-11 97 Nate O’Connor DL 6-3 32 Kirby O’Meara DS 5-11 73 Matthew Pearce DE 6-5 19 Marcus Peters DB 6-2 57 T.J. Randall DL 6-3 36 Darius Reed DB 6-2 63 CJ Simon OL 6-3 54 Eric Smith DE 6-0 4 Wynrick Smothers QB 6-1 33 Brett Soft WR 6-4 76 Kyle Stouffer OL 6-7 87 DeAndre Taylor WR 5-10 14 Trey Taylor QB 6-3 45 Kamane Thomas LB 6-1 79 Tony Truong DL 6-2 3 Jacoby Walker QB 6-2 16 Aum’Arie Wallace DB 6-1 9 Damien Watts WR 5-10 81 Courtney Whitehead WR 6-2 7 Desmond Wilcox DB 5-11 99 Justin Williams DL 6-2 55 Alec Willis OL 6-1 98 D.J. Willis DL 6-0 37 Dillion Winfrey DB 5-8 50 Tony Winslow DE 6-3 20 Radarius Winston DB 5-11 90 Jonathan Woodard DE 6-5 43 Ricky Wyatt LB 5-11

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Lamar Cardinals

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University Information

Dr. James Simmons University President

Team Information

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School:................................................................. Lamar University Location:.............................................................. Beaumont, Texas Population:......................................................................114,000 Founded:..............................................................................1923 Joined Southland:........................................................1963; 1998 Enrollment:........................................................................14,522 Nickname:....................................................................... Cardinals Colors:....................................................................... Red & White President:.................................................... Dr. James M. Simmons Athletics Director:.................................................. Jason Henderson Faculty Representative:..........................................Dr. Hsing Wei Chu Senior Woman Administrator:........................................... Helene Thill Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 409-880-1715

Jason Henderson Athletics Director

Helene Thill Senior Woman Administrator

Erik Cox Sports Information Director

Head Coach:.............................................................. Ray Woodard Alma Mater, Year:...................................... Sam Houston State, 1988 Record at School, Year in 2012:........................................9-13, 3rd Career Record, Year in 2012:............................................9-13, 3rd Southland Conference Record, Years:......................................2-5, 1 Football Office Phone:............................................. 409-880-7157 Coaching Staff Assistant Head/Secondary.......................................... Allen Johnson Texas A&M-Commerce, 1999 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks ............................... Larry Kueck Stephen F. Austin, 1975 Defensive Coordinator.....................................................Bill Bradley Texas Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator............................ Craig McGallion Houston, 1984 Running Backs...........................................................James Brown Texas, 2000 Offensive Line/Special Teams.................................. Dennis McKnight Drake, 1980 Director of Football Operations.................................. Chuck Langston Oklahoma 1995 Graduate Assistant/Defensive Line................................Marcus Carver Lamar, 2011 Graduate Assistant/Tight Ends....................................... Brett Ramsey Lamar, 2011

Football Information

First Year of Football:................................... 1923-89; 2010-present First Year of Southland Football:.................... 1964-86, 2001-present All-Time Record (4-year), Years:............................... 180-238-9, 41 All-Time Southland Record, Years:................................. 38-80-2, 24 2011 Overall Record:.............................................................. 4-7 2011 Southland Record, Place:........................................... 2-5, 6th Southland Conference Championships, Last:..........................4, 1971 NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances, Last:................................ None Offensive Formation:......................................................Multiple Set Defensive Formation:................................................................ 3-4 Starters Returning Total:................................. 14 Offense:............................... 5 Defense:.............................. 6 Special Teams:...................... 3

Letterwinners Returning Total:................................. 63 Offense:............................. 29 Defense:............................ 29 Special Teams:...................... 5

Starters Lost Total:................................. 12 Offense:............................... 6 Defense:.............................. 5 Special Teams:...................... 1

Letterwinners Lost Total:................................. 23 Offense:............................. 16 Defense:.............................. 7 Special Teams:...................... 1

Provost Umphrey Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:..................................................Provost Umphrey Stadium Year Opened:........................................................................1964 Record at Stadium, Years:.................................... 69-73-3, 28 years Capacity:...........................................................................16,000 Surface:.........................................................................Matrix Turf Press Box Phone:................................................... 409-880-7489

Media Relations

Football Contact:............................................................. Erik J. Cox E-Mail:............................................................. erik.cox@lamar.edu Office Phone:......................................................... 409-880-8329 Office Fax:............................................................. 409-880-2338 Cell:...................................................................... 409-651-0514 Other SIDs:........................................... Pat Murray and Clay Trainum Website:...........................................................LamarCardinals.com Twitter:.....................................................................@LamarCards

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2012 Schedule

Day Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Opponent Time at Louisiana-Lafayette 6 p.m. Prairie View A&M 7 p.m. at Hawaii 11 p.m. Langston 7 p.m. Southeastern La.* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. at Northwestern St.* 6 p.m. McMurry (HC) 3 p.m. at Central Arkansas* 6 p.m. Sam Houston St.* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin* 6 p.m. Nicholls St.* 3 p.m. at McNeese St.* 7 p.m.


Lamar Cardinals Season Outlook

About the Cardinals

• Lamar set or tied seven individual school records in 2011, including three by receiver J.J. Hayes for receptions in a game (14), receiving yards in a game (212) and in a season (951). Running back DePauldrick Garrett set new standards with four touchdowns and 24 points in a game, while kicker Justin Stout matched the school record with eight extra points in a game and set a new mark with 35 PATs on the season. After experiencing a full Southland Conference schedule in 2011 for the first time in a quarter century, Lamar knows exactly the challenges it faces in 2012.

is junior center Kyle Gillam, while guards Sean Robertson and Emone Bailey and tackles Stephen Babin and Justin Brock all have at least one year with the program.

The Cardinals will rely on 14 returning starters and 62 returning lettermen to move them to the top of the league standings in only their third season of football since its reinstatement in 2010.

Under new defensive coordinator Bill Bradley, Lamar will switch from a 4-2-5 to a 3-4 defense as coaching philosophy and personnel prompted the move.

Lamar will have a new look offensively as quarterback Andre Bevil will no longer be under center. Junior college transfer and former Kentucky player Ryan Mossakowski comes out of spring practices just slightly ahead of redshirt sophomore Caleb Berry for the signal calling duties. Gone are the talented wide receiving duo of J.J. Hayes (53 catches for 951 yards and eight toudowns) and Marcus Jackson (24 for 432 and six touchdowns) so a new crop of receivers will be relied upon to fill the void. One sure-handed outlet for Lamar’s quarterbacks will be sophomore tight end Payden McVey who snared 17 catches for 150 yards and a pair of scores in his true freshman campaign. Lamar also welcomes back running back DePauldrick Garrett. After rushing for 204 yards and five touchdowns, Garrett went down in the third game of the season with an injury. Garrett, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, is joined by leading rusher Mike Venson (383 yards, two touchdowns), power back Caleb Harmon and a pair of incoming freshmen to give the Cardinals their deepest stable of backs to date. Opening holes for the running backs, and keeping the quarterbacks upright, will be a veteran group of offensive linemen that have earned 10 letters between them. Anchoring the group

As talented and seasoned as the Cardinals’ offensive line is, the Lamar defensive line may be just as impressive. Defensive ends Jesse Dickson and Mark Murrill and nose guard Adren Dorsey have each played two seasons for the Cardinals, combing for nine sacks last year. Despite the loss of last year’s leading tackler Asim Hicks (103 tackles), Lamar’s linebackers will prove to be a solid unit. Junior James Washington is healthy after missing four games last year and Anthony Beard returns for his sophomore campaign after registering 58 total tackles a year ago. Junior Jermaine Longino brings impressive credentials from Trinity Valley Community College to the weak side, while redshirt sophomore Jestin White will man the strong side. Teams wishing to pass on Lamar will run into a promising secondary that is led by cornerbacks Branden Thomas, Adrian Guillory, Steven Murray-Sesay and Tyrus McGlothen. The Cardinals are also solid at safety with the group of Chad Allen, Jordan Garrett, Nashon Davis and Courtlin Thompson. Lamar’s kicking game should only improve in 2012 as place kickers Juventino Sanchez and Justin Stout return and will be pushed by ESPN High School All-America Alex Ball. Junior Chris Maikranz returns at deep snapper after two straight seasons without an errant snap. Honorable mention all-conference performer Kollin Kahler is back for his junior year at punter after averaging 42.3 yards per punt in 2011.

• Ray Woodard has led the Cardinals to nine wins (against 13 losses) through his first two seasons which is tied for the second most by any Lamar coach during their first two years. Vernon Glass, Lamar’s winningest coach with 63 victories, went 11-7-1 over his first two years for the best mark. Woodard is tied with Larry Kennan who was 9-11-2. • After two seasons playing nothing but FCS or lower division competition, Lamar will face its first FBS teams in 2012. The Cardinals open the season at former conference rival LouisianaLafayette Sept. 1, then travel to Hawaii Sept. 15. • Lamar had its first NFL signee in nearly a quarter century when former wide receiver Marcus Jackson inked a free agent deal with the Atlanta Falcons in April. Jackson scored Lamar’s first touchdown after the program was reinstated for the 2010 season on a 26-yard pass at McNeese State. • Lamar has five new members on its coaching staff this season, including a new offensive coordinator in Larry Kueck and a new defensive coordinator in Bill Bradley. Also new to the staff are: Carey Bailey (defensive line), Kevin Barbay (wide receivers) and Dennis McKnight (offensive line/special teams). Lamar also named Chuck Langston director of football operations. • Lamar has 12 players on its roster that originally played at FBS schools.

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Third-year head coach Ray Woodard welcomes five new assistants to his staff for the upcoming season as Lamar boasts of one of the most experienced groups of coaches in the league. While the coaching staff is more experienced, it is the blend of new and returning talent on the field that should pay dividends for the Cardinals this year.

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• For the second consecutive year, Lamar led the Southland Conference in average home attendance after averaging 14,443 fans per home game. The Cardinals, who drew 86,655 fans on the year, ranked 17th nationally in FCS average attendance.

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Lamar Cardinals The Woodard File Birthdate:...........................................................Aug. 20, 1961 Hometown:.........................................................Corrigan, Texas High School:......................................... Corrigan-Camden, 1979 College:............................................. Sam Houston State, 1988 Wife:.............................................................................. Penne Children:...................................................................... Jessica

Ray Woodard Head Coach Third Season Career Record: 18-16 (3 Seasons) Lamar Record: 89-51 (12 Seasons)

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Alma Mater: Sam Houston State, 1988

CAREER RECORD Year School 2007 Navarro College Navarro Total

Overall 9-3 9-3

SLC — .750

2010 Lamar 2011 Lamar lamar Total

5-6 4-7 9-13

— 2-5 .409

CAREER TOTAL

18-16 (.636)

.529 (.657)

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NAME YEARS RECORD Stan Lambert 1951-52 6-13-0 J.B. Higgins 1953-62 59-38-4 Vernon Glass 1963-75 63-68-1 Bob Frederick 1976-78 6-26-1 Larry Kennan 1979-81 13-17-3 Ken Stephens 1982-85 11-33-0 Ray Alborn 1986-89 13-30-0 No Program 1990-2009 — Ray Woodard 2010-present 9-13-0

With two seasons under his belt, Ray Woodard has Lamar headed in the right direction. In 2011, Lamar was able to compete as a full member of the Southland Conference and Woodard guided the Cardinals to a pair of conference road wins on their way to a 4-7 overall record and a 2-5 league mark. For the second consecutive year, Woodard’s Cardinals rewrote the Lamar record book. Seven individual and six team records were either set or tied during the 2011 campaign. Lamar had a pair of players earn second-team all-conference honors in wide receiver J.J. Hayes and offensive lineman Anthony Oden. Six other Cardinals earned honorable mention all-conference honors, including wide receiver Marcus Jackson who signed a free agent deal to play for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons following the 2012 draft. All this coming on the heels of an historic year in 2010. Not only did the Cardinals take the field for the first time since 1989, but they turned a lot of heads with their immediate success on the gridiron. In their first game at McNeese State on Sept. 4 they set a school record with 429 passing yards, and two weeks later at Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Andre Bevil led a fourth-quarter comeback that sparked a 29-28 victory over the stunned highly-favored Lions. Woodard guided the Cardinals to a 5-6 overall record, which included a 4-2 mark in refurbished Provost Umphrey Stadium while playing in front of capacity crowds in their first four home games. Lamar earned its first victory in more than two decades by a 21-14 margin over Webber International in front of a red-clad crowd of 16,600. Lamar added four more victories. A high-powered offense set 15 team or individual records during the season. Woodard was named the eighth football coach at Lamar on May 19, 2008. He came to Lamar after serving three seasons at Navarro College - the first two as defensive coordinator and the final as head coach. His 2007 squad went 9-3 and advanced to the conference playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Navarro claimed a 24-21 win over Georgia Military in the Pilgrim’s Pride Bowl to finish the year ranked fourth in the NJCAA national poll. For his efforts, Woodard was named the SWJCFC Coach of the Year. From 2003-05, Woodard served as the head football and track coach at Burton (Texas) High School, with the Panthers winning the district title in track in 2004. He spent two years as the defensive coordinator at Livingston (Texas) HS from 1998-2001 and one season at Trinity HS in 1997-98. Woodard spent three years as the defensive coordinator for the Scottish Claymores from 2000-03 during his second stint with an NFL Europe franchise. Woodard’s other professional coaching experience came as the general manager/head coach for the Houston Outlaws (1999-2000) of the Regional Football League, defensive coordinator of the Frankfurt Galaxy (1996-97) of NFL Europe and the Texas Terror (1996) of the Arena Football League. Woodard’s first experience at the NCAA level came in 1998 when he was the defensive line coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. Lineman Danny Scott registered eight sacks, which ranks fourth in the ULL single-season list. From 1988-95 Woodard was the defensive coordinator at Kilgore College and recruited more than 200 Texas high school student-athletes. The Rangers appeared in back-to-back Shrine Bowls in 1989 and 1990. Kilgore had a 9-2 record in 1990, won the conference championship and was ranked as high as No. 6 in the country. Woodard also had a successful playing career, from his days at Corrigan-Camden High School to Kilgore College and the University of Texas to five years in the NFL. After earning 13 letters in four sports at Corrigan-Camden from 1975-79, he walked on at Kilgore College then went on to became a two-time All-America selection as a defensive tackle from 1980-81. Woodard then finished his college career at Texas. As a senior in 1983, Woodard and the Longhorns posted a perfect 11-0 regular-season mark, captured the Southwest Conference championship and finished the season ranked fifth in the nation. Texas led the nation in total defense, yielding an average of 212 yards per game along with and average of 9.5 points per game. Woodard was selected in the eighth round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He spent the next five seasons with the Chargers, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. He was a member of the Broncos’ 1986 AFC Champion and Super Bowl team. Woodard received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and history from Sam Houston State University in 1988 and his master’s in education from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1991.


Lamar Cardinals Jesse Dickson 6-2, 245, Junior Defensive Lineman Houston, Texas Alief Taylor H.S.

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6-1, 270, Junior Offensive Lineman Lumberton, Texas Lumberton H.S.

5 12 14 8 13 86 83 81 3 82 88 47 70 61 50 73 64 65 72 73 77 75

Ryan Mossakowski Caleb Berry DePauldrick Garrett Mike Venson Kye Hildreth Jordan Edwards VanLawrence Franks Jesse Sparks Barry Ford Reggie Begelton Payden McVey P.J. Henderson Stephen Babin Colton Collins Sean Robertson Scott Utterback Kyle Gillam Ryan Jones Brock Wempa Scott Utterback Justin Brock Taylor Davis

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6-1, 200, Sophomore Tight End Deer Park, Texas Deer Park H.S.

DE DE NG WLB MLB MLB SLB CB CB FS SS

93 98 90 92 85 56 10 2 54 49 32 44 41 5 21 7 29 4 26 1 6

Jesse Dickson Marcus Washington Mark Murrill Eric Arnold Adren Dorsey John Prescott Jermaine Longino Blake Chavis James Washington Will Jones Anthony Beard Ronnie Jones Jr. Jestin White Marcus Malbrough Branden Thomas Steven Murray-Sesay Adrian Guilory Tyrus McGlothen Chad Allen Nashon Davis Jordan Garrett Courtlin Thompson

Special Teams Played in 10 games with nine starts as a true freshman ... finished the year with 17 catches for 150 yards to rank fourth on the team in both categories ... had a pair of touchdown catches to rank third among all Cardinal receivers ... finished with season-highs of five catches for 54 yards against Central Arkansas ... grabbed a 13-yard touchdown reception from Andre Bevil against the Bears ... finished with four catches for 41 yards against Southeastern Louisiana, including a season-long 23-yard reception ... caught at least one pass in seven games.

K P LS H KR PR

31 39 25 39 43 48 25 12 83 1 13

Juventino Sanchez Justin Stout Kollin Kahler Justin Stout Chris Maikranz Lawson Hartwick Kollin Kahler Caleb Berry VanLawrence Franks Nashon Davis Kye Hildreth TBA

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Anchor and leader of the offensive line ... started all 11 games for the second consecutive season ... has taken more than 98 percent of the snaps at center since Lamar reinstated its football program for the 2010 season ... graded out at more than 90 percent on the year ... blocked for a Lamar offense that ranked among the top half of the Southland Conference in passing ... mainstay of the offensive line as a redshirt freshman in 2010 ... started 11 games ... graded out at 85 percent or better for the 2010 season

Payden McVey

QB RB WR WR WR TE RT RG C LG LT

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Played in all 11 games as a redshirt sophomore with seven starts ... was third on the team with 51 total tackles, including 36 solos ... led the Cardinal defense with 10.5 tackles for loss for a total of 45 yards ... had 4.5 sacks on the year to lead the team ... recorded two of Lamar’s four blocked kicks on the year ... recorded a season-high eight tackles, including a sack, at South Alabama ... finished with 2.5 tackles for loss in Lamar’s season-opening 58-0 win over Texas College ... also had 2.5 tackles for loss against McNeese State in the season finale ... finished with a season-high five solo tackles at Texas State ... played in eight games as a redshirt freshman ... finished the season with 28 total tackles, including 21 solo stops.

Kyle Gillam

DEPTH CHART

93

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2011 Team Statistics

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Scoring Points Per Game

LU 282 25.6

OPP 430 39.1

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

193 63 104 26

212 103 95 14

1,268 1,653 385 379 3.3 115.3 14

2,090 2,445 355 443 4.7 190.0 31

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

2,378 187-351-15 6.8 12.7 216.2 20

2,329 179-304-13 7.7 13.0 211.7 22

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

3,646 730 5.0 331.5

4,419 747 5.9 401.7

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

18.5 14.7 14.9

20.1 12.3 26.5

26-10

20-9

82-703 63.9

90-867 78.8

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

65-2,741 42.2 32.2

48-1,686 35.1 32.5

Time of Possession

29:53

30:06

49/154 32%

60/146 41%

6/23 26%

4/16 25%

22-111

34-202

Touchdowns Scored

38

58

Field Goals-Attempts

5-8

9-12

3rd 4th 73 64 72 98

OT Total 0 282 0 430

Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct Sacks By-Yards

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd LU 86 59 OPP 100 160

2011 Results 4-7 Overall, 2-5 Southland

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Opponent Score Overall Conf. Time Attend Texas College W 58-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 3:04 15,367 at South Alabama 8-30 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 2:54 18,136 Incarnate Word W 45-35 2-1-0 0-0-0 3:15 15,367 at Southeastern La.* W 48-38 3-1-0 1-0-0 3:20 5,104 Northwestern State* 17-37 L 3-2-0 1-1-0 2:58 15,367 at Texas State 21-46 L 3-3-0 1-1-0 2:57 15,028 Central Arkansas* 24-38 L 3-4-0 1-2-0 3:03 15,367 at No. 6 Sam Houston St.* 0-66 L 3-5-0 1-3-0 1:07 6,575 Stephen F. Austin* 10-69 L 3-6-0 1-4-0 3:08 11,286 at Nicholls State* W 34-26 4-6-0 2-4-0 3:23 5,466 McNeese State* 17-45 L 4-7-0 2-5-0 3:00 13,901

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Venson, Mike Johnson, Jeremy Garrett, DePauldrick Logan, Octavious Bevil, Andre Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 11 104 332 3.2 2 8 36 217 6.0 2 3 42 198 4.7 5 6 26 174 6.7 4 10 60 171 2.8 0 11 379 1,268 3.3 14 11 443 2,090 4.7 31

Passing Name Bevil, Andre Prewitt, Doug Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 10 127-233-10 54.5 1,719 14 45 171.9 8 27-56-2 48.2 222 1 40 27.8 11 187-351-15 53.3 2,378 20 62 216.2 11 179-304-13 58.9 2,329 22 77 211.7

Receiving Name Hayes, J.J. Jackson, Marcus Venson, Mike McVey, Payden Powdrill, Josh Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 53 951 17.9 8 9 24 432 18.0 6 11 22 151 6.9 1 10 17 150 8.8 2 9 13 91 7.0 0 11 187 2,378 12.7 20 11 179 2,329 13.0 22

Tackles Name Hicks, Asim Beard, Anthony Dickson, Jesse Hayter, Tim Allen, Chad

G 11 11 11 11 10

Interceptions Name Guillory, Adrian Clark, Ryan Coleman, Jacody Allen, Chad Washington, James Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 3 75 25.0 1 7 2 12 6.0 0 5 2 11 5.5 0 10 2 24 12.0 0 7 1 56 56.0 1 11 13 194 14.9 2 11 15 398 26.5 4

Long Avg/G 23 30.2 59 27.1 21 66.0 44 29.0 29 17.1 59 115.3 67 190.0

Long Avg/G 62 86.5 62 48.0 32 13.7 23 15.0 16 10.1 62 216.2 77 211.7

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) Sacks (Yds) 75 28 103 6.0 (22) 1.5 (10) 32 26 58 7.5 (48) 0.5 (4) 36 15 51 10.5 (45) 4.5 (31) 29 18 47 1.5 (4) 0.0 (0) 24 17 41 2.0 (4) 0.0 (0) Long 38 12 11 20 56 56 84


Lamar Cardinals Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 1 Nashon Davis DB 2 Blake Chavis DL 3 Barry Ford WR 4 Tyrus McGlothen DB 5 Ryan Mossakowski QB 5 Marcus Malbrough DE 6 Jordan Garrett DB 7 Steven Murray-Sesay DB 8 Mike Venson RB 9 Mike Hargis DL 10 Jermaine Longino LB 11 Kevin Johnson WR 12 Caleb Berry QB 13 Kye Hildreth WR 14 DePauldrick Garrett RB 15 Oluwajimi (BJ) Oyefeso WR 18 Davion Wolford DB 19 Keinon Peterson DB 20 Michael Handy WR 21 Branden Thomas DB 22 Desmond Richards RB 23 Payton Ploch TE 24 Jacob Hanna TE 25 Kollin Kahler P/K 25 Gratian Gladney WR 26 Chad Allen DB 27 Caleb Harmon RB 29 Adrian Guillory DB 31 Juventino Sanchez K 32 Anthony Beard LB 34 Josh Wilson DB 35 Joe Okafor DL 37 Stephone Mercer DB 39 Justin Stout K 41 Jestin White LB 42 Joseph Viator LB 43 Chris Maikranz DS 44 Ronnie Jones, Jr. LB 45 Joshua James DB 46 Alex Ball K 47 P.J. Henderson TE 48 Lawson Hartwick DS 49 William Jones LB 50 Sean Robertson OL 52 Joe Persohn OL 53 David Hollyfield DL 54 James Washington LB 55 Luke Campbell OL 56 Kameron Edwards OL 56 John Prescott DL 57 Jeremy Kirt DE 58 Bret Treadway OL 61 Colton Collins OL 64 Kyle Gillam OL 65 Ryan Jones OL 66 Marshall Fairchild OL 67 Ian Kelso DL 70 Stephen Babin OL 72 Brock Wempa OL 73 Scott Utterback OL 75 Taylor Davis OL 76 Justin Brock OL 80 Cory Soto TE 81 Jesse Sparks WR 82 Reggie Begelton WR 83 VanLawrance Franks WR 84 Jayce Nelson WR 85 Adren Dorsey DL 86 Jordan Edwards WR 88 Payden McVey TE 90 Mark Murrill DT 91 Logan Moss DL 92 Eric Arnold DL 93 Jesse Dickson DL 95 Patrick Carlton DL 98 Marcus Washington DL 99 Corbin Carr DL

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Wt. Cl. Hometown/Last School 190 Jr. Coldspring, Texas/Coldspring 250 Jr. Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark 280 Jr. Bellville, Texas/Bellville 210 Fr. Westlake, Calif./Westlake Village 245 Fr. Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood Park 230 So. Lumberton, Texas/SMU 175 Fr. Beaumont, Texas/West Brook 190 So. Needville, Texas/Needville 255 Fr. Beaumont, Texas/West Brook 285 Fr. Rusk, Texas/Rusk 275 Sr. Bridge City, Texas/St. Mary 245 Fr. Nederland, Texas/Nederland 235 Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Arkansas State 310 Sr. Austin, Texas/Trinity Valley CC 203 Jr. Katy, Texas/Blinn JC 300 Sr. Plano, Texas/Missouri 245 Jr. Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor 315 Sr. Tyler, Texas/Texas A&M 175 Sr. Houston, Texas/Madison 275 Sr. Sacramento, Calif./San Mateo CC 290 Jr. Gonzales, Texas/Gonzales 175 Jr. Houston, Texas/Spring Westfield 130 Sr. Austin, Texas/McCallum HS/Grambling 190 Jr. Orange, Texas/Navarro College 190 Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Tulane 270 Jr. Lumberton, Texas/Lumberton 180 Fr. Houston, Texas/Cypress Falls 165 Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Navarro College 190 Fr. Conroe, Texas/Oak Ridge 205 Jr. Lumberton, Texas/West Texas A&M 220 Fr. Austin, Texas/Manor 195 Jr. Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches-Groves 240 Jr. Forney, Texas/Forney 220 Jr. Austin, Texas/Jackson State 170 Jr. Navasota, Texas/Navasota 230 Fr. Silsbee, Texas/Silsbee 180 Jr. Silsbee, Texas/Silsbee 190 So. Houston, Texas/Oklahoma State 220 Fr. Hempstead, Texas/Hempstead 260 Sr. Kirbyville, Texas/Kilgore JC 210 Jr. Beaumont, Texas/Central 190 Jr. Waco, Texas/Waco 280 So. Austin, Texas/Lake Travis 255 Jr. Houston, Texas/Madison 220 Jr. Houston, Texas/Trinity Valley CC 240 Jr. Sugar Land, Texas/Lamar Consolidated 245 Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Missouri 180 Jr. Grand Prairie, Texas/Cisco CC 220 So. Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park 170 Sr. Austin, Texas/Navarro College 200 Fr. Orange, Texas/Orangefield 225 Jr. Frisco, Texas/Northwest Mississippi CC 170 Sr. Fort Washington, Md./Northeastern 250 Jr. Lumberton, Texas/Lumberton 170 Fr. Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches-Groves 295 So. Bellaire, Texas/Oklahoma State 205 Jr. Pasadena, Calif./Citrus College 220 Fr. Sour Lake, Texas/Hardin-Jefferson 175 Jr. Dickinson, Texas/Dickinson 215 Jr. Dayton, Texas/Dayton 295 Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Cisco JC 180 Fr. Montgomery, Texas/Magnolia West 275 Sr. Copperas Cove, Texas/Blinn JC 215 Sr. Blooming Grove, Texas/Navarro College 255 Jr. Cardiff by the Sea, Calif./Palomar 160 So. Lumberton, Texas/Lumberton 160 Jr. Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite 165 Jr. Beaumont, Texas/Central 245 Fr. Silsbee, Texas/Silsbee 285 So. Vidor, Texas/Vidor 160 Sr. Katy, Texas/Blinn JC 200 Sr. Orange, Texas/Mauriceville 220 Jr. Houston, Texas/Madison 300 So. Houston, Texas/Ft. Scott CC 310 Jr. Royse City, Texas/Royse City HS/Tyler JC 200 So. Houston, Texas/North Shore 180 So. Beaumont, Texas/West Brook 160 So. Stafford, Texas/Willowridge

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No. Name Pos. Ht. 26 Chad Allen DB 5-11 92 Eric Arnold DL 5-11 70 Stephen Babin OL 6-4 46 Alex Ball K 6-3 62 Garrett Baxley OL 6-5 32 Anthony Beard LB 6-0 82 Reggie Begelton WR 5-11 12 Caleb Berry QB 6-1 76 Justin Brock OL 6-4 55 Luke Campbell OL 6-5 95 Patrick Carlton DL 6-3 99 Corbin Carr DL 6-3 2 Blake Chavis DL 6-5 61 Colton Collins OL 6-3 1 Nashon Davis DB 6-3 75 Taylor Davis OL 6-3 93 Jesse Dickson DL 6-2 85 Adren Dorsey DL 6-3 86 Jordan Edwards WR 5-11 56 Kameron Edwards OL 6-3 66 Marshall Fairchild OL 6-3 3 Barry Ford WR 6-0 83 VanLawrance Franks WR 5-5 14 DePauldrick Garrett RB 5-8 6 Jordan Garrett DB 6-3 64 Kyle Gillam OL 6-1 25 Gratian Gladney WR 5-10 29 Adrian Guillory DB 5-10 20 Michael Handy WR 5-11 24 Jacob Hanna TE 6-0 9 Mike Hargis DL 6-3 27 Caleb Harmon RB 5-9 48 Lawson Hartwick DS 5-11 47 P.J. Henderson TE 6-3 13 Kye Hildreth WR 6-1 53 David Hollyfield DL 6-2 45 Joshua James DB 5-9 11 Kevin Johnson WR 6-1 44 Ronnie Jones Jr. LB 5-11 65 Ryan Jones OL 6-4 49 William Jones LB 5-10 25 Kollin Kahler P/K 6-2 67 Ian Kelso DL 6-0 57 Jeremy Kirt DE 6-1 10 Jermaine Longino LB 5-10 43 Chris Maikranz DS 6-6 5 Marcus Malbrough DE 6-5 4 Tyrus McGlothen DB 5-8 88 Payden McVey TE 6-1 37 Stephone Mercer DB 5-8 91 Logan Moss DL 6-2 5 Ryan Mossakowski QB 6-4 7 Steven Murray-Sesay DB 5-10 90 Mark Murrill DT 6-2 84 Jayce Nelson WR 6-2 35 Joe Okafor DL 6-6 15 Oluwajimi (B.J.) Oyefeso WR 6-3 52 Joe Persohn OL 6-3 19 Keinon Peterson DB 5-8 23 Payton Ploch TE 6-2 56 John Prescott DL 6-0 22 Desmond Richards RB 5-10 50 Sean Robertson OL 6-1 31 Juventino Sanchez K 6-0 80 Cory Soto TE 6-8 81 Jesse Sparks WR 5-10 39 Justin Stout K 6-1 21 Branden Thomas DB 5-9 58 Bret Treadway OL 6-2 73 Scott Utterback OL 6-1 8 Mike Venson RB 5-9 42 Joseph Viator LB 5-9 54 James Washington LB 5-11 98 Marcus Washington DL 6-3 72 Brock Wempa OL 6-2 41 Jestin White LB 6-4 34 Josh Wilson DB 5-7 18 Davion Wolford DB 5-10

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M c Neese State Cowboys

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University Information

Dr. Philip C. Williams University President

Team Information

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Dr. Mike Soileau Faculty Athletics Representative

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School:.....................................................McNeese State University Location:..............................................................Lake Charles, La. Population:........................................................................90,000 Founded:..............................................................................1939 Joined Southland:..................................................................1972 Enrollment:..........................................................................8,941 Nickname:....................................................................... Cowboys Colors:........................................................................ Blue & Gold President:......................................................... Dr. Philip C. Williams Athletics Director:.................................................Tommy McClelland Faculty Representative:........................................ Dr. Michael Soileau Senior Woman Administrator:....................................... Bridget Martin Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 337-475-5242

Tommy McClelland Athletics Director

Bridget Martin Senior Woman Administrator

Matthew Bonnette Sports Information Director

Head Coach:.................................................................. Matt Viator Alma Mater, Year:............................................ McNeese State, 1986 Record at School, Year in 2012:...................................... 45-20, 7th Career Record, Year in 2012:.......................................... 45-20, 7th Southland Conference Record, Years:............................... 31-10, 7th Football Office Phone:............................................. 337-475-5235 Coaching Staff Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator......................... Mike Collins Louisiana-Monroe, 1984 Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers........................... Lark Hebert McNeese State, 1985 Defensive Line...........................................................Manny Michel Tennessee Tech, 1984 Defensive Backs....................................................... Chris Hampton South Carolina, 1997 Defensive Line Assistant...................................................Jake Reid Auburn, 2010 Offensive Coordinator/Receivers........................................Tim Leger McNeese State, 1999 Offensive Line.................................................................. Rob Sale LSU, 2003 Running Backs............................................................. Slade Nagle McNeese State, 2001 Tight Ends................................................................Eman Naghavi McNeese State, 2008 Quarterbacks.............................................................. David Trahan McNeese State, 2002

Football Information

First Year of Football:..............................................................1940 First Year of Southland Football:...............................................1972 All-Time Record, Years:................................. 447-266-13, 68 years All-Time Southland Record, Years:............................... 188-81-5, 40 2011 Overall Record:.............................................................. 6-5 2011 Southland Record, Place:........................................... 4-3, 4th Southland Conference Championships, Last:........................13, 2009 NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances, Last:..........................14, 2009 Offensive Formation:..................................................... Multiple Pro Defensive Formation:............................................................. 4-2-5 Starters Returning Total:................................. 15 Offense:............................... 9 Defense:.............................. 5 Special Teams:...................... 1

Letterwinners Returning Total:................................. 53 Offense:............................. 27 Defense:............................ 25 Special Teams:...................... 1

Starters Lost Total:................................... 9 Offense:............................... 2 Defense:.............................. 6 Special Teams:...................... 1

Letterwinners Lost Total:................................. 13 Offense:............................... 4 Defense:.............................. 8 Special Teams:...................... 1

Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:..............................Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium Year Opened:........................................................................1965 Record at Stadium, Years:.......................................... 179-81-5, 47 Capacity:...........................................................................17,610 Surface:......................................................................... GeoMax2 Press Box Phone:................................................... 337-475-5225

Media Relations

Football Contact:...................................................Matthew Bonnette E-Mail:.....................................................wbonnette@mcneese.edu Office Phone:......................................................... 337-475-5207 Office Fax:............................................................. 337-475-5202 Cell:...................................................................... 337-304-1658 Other SID:................................................................. Pam LaFosse Website:...........................................................mcneesesports.com Twitter:................................................................ @mcneesesports

Date Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2012 Schedule

Day Thu. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Opponent Time at Middle Tennessee 6:30 p.m. McMurry 7 p.m. at Weber St. 6 p.m. at Southeastern La.* 7 p.m. Northwestern St.* 7 p.m. OPEN Central Arkansas* 7 p.m. at Sam Houston St.* 2 p.m. Stephen F. Austin* (HC; SLCTV) 7 p.m. at Nicholls St.* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. at UTSA 4 p.m. Lamar* 7 p.m.


M c Neese State Cowboys Season Outlook

About the Cowboys

• The Cowboys have made 14 appearances in the FCS playoffs, the number ranking in the top 10 among all schools.

Taylor Johnson and Alec Savoie, guards Jonathan Landry and Arinze Agada and center Carson Chaisson. Stroud has a full season as a starter behind him now. Last year, he completed 183 of 301 passes for 2,009 yards and nine touchdowns. His career totals now are 246 completions in 411 attempts for 2,595 yards and 12 touchdowns and a 59.8 completion percentage. Redshirt freshman Tyler Bolfing will be his backup. The starting tailback from the past two seasons – Andre Anderson – has departed but there is expected to be strong play there from the threesome of Javaris Murray, Champlain Babin and Marcus Wiltz. Murray came away with the starter’s role after spring drills with Babin and Wiltz close behind. Now a senior, Babin has rushed for 870 yards and nine touchdowns, Wiltz for 628 yards and seven scores and Murray for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Babin also returns kickoffs and last year averaged 23 yards on 23 runbacks. He has 61 kickoff returns for 1,293 yards and a 21.1 return average. The fullback post is expected to be shared by returning starter Kegan Myers and Tyler Reed while Josh Jordan is moving in at the starters role at tight end. Carey is back as tops for the receiving corps but the Cowboys have several other top notch athletes there, including the speedy Ernest Celestie who ranked second on the team with 25 catches for 261 yards. Damon Dixon is back with 22 catches for 246 yards and Briscoe returns after catching 17 passes for a conference high 22.4 yards per catch. At times the Cowboys go with three wide receivers, Carey, Briscoe and Celestie handling those roles. McNeese will display three all-conference players in its offensive line this year. Savoie and Landry were named to the team last season and Gauthreaux, who has played both guard and center during his career, was an all-league pick two seasons ago. Josh Lewis returns as the team’s place kicker for a fourth season. Last year, he made all 22 PATs he attempted in league play and finished with a team high 65 points on 11 field goals (out of 18 attempts) and 32 PATs. In three seasons he has become the school’s 11th leading all-time scorer with 198 points on 32 field goals and 102 PATs.

• Cowboy senior wide receiver/kick returner Darius Carey ranked No. 2 in the nation last year in punt returns with a 16.9 average (as a team the Cowboys ranked No. 3). He had a touchdown return of 68 yards against Sioux Falls. He also led the team in pass receptions with 42 for 487 yards and he ranked third on the squad in rushing with 330 yards and a 6.3 average. His is all-purpose total was 1,340 yards for a 121.8 yards per game average. • Free safety Malcolm Bronson goes into the season as a three-time first team all-conference honoree. He has a chance to join just five other players in league history as a four-time first team selection. One of those five is his uncle – Zack Bronson – who played for the Cowboys from 1993 to 1996, also as a free safety. • Place kicker Josh Lewis has scored 198 points in his career…this from 32 field goals (46 attempts) and 102 PATs (111 attempts). He ranks 11th on the all-time McNeese scoring list heading into his senior season. During his career he has kicked three game-winning field goals. • McNeese has two former Cowboy quarterbacks on its coaching staff. Tim Leger (1995 to 1998) is the team’s offensive coordinator while Slade Nagle (1999 to 2001) is the team’s running backs coach • The capacity of Cowboy Stadium has been increased to 17,548 with the addition of 138 prime seats in the north end zone section.

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McNeese State won its last three games of the 2011 season and the 2012 Cowboys would like to kick off their campaign on just such a high and extend it throughout the season. Prospects are good with 53 lettermen returning including nine starters on offense, six on defense and a special teams regular coming back. During the offseason, prospects got even better with two-time all-Southland Conference offensive guard Miguel Gauthreaux being given a sixth year in which to complete his eligibility (because of injuries). On defense the Cowboys have perhaps one of the top safeties in the FCS returning in three-time first-team allconference senior Malcolm Bronson. This season he can join a select list of only five former players who have been named to the Southland first team four years in a row. One is uncle Zack who played for the Cowboys from 1993 to 1996 and went on to be a standout in the NFL with San Francisco. Bronson on defense and multi-talented Darius Carey on offense are expected to lead the Cowboys this season. A year ago, Bronson, named the team’s most valuable player for 2011, led the Cowboys with 90 tackles and had three pass interceptions. He will go into the season with 237 career tackles and 10 interceptions. In his first season with the Cowboys last year after transferring from North Texas, Carey lined up at wide receiver and at tailback while also returning kicks. He finished the year as the team’s all-purpose leader with an average of 121.8 yards per game. He also led the team in receptions with 42 catches for 487 yards and a pair of touchdowns. One key statistic for Carey during the season was his 16.9 punt return average which led the Southland and ranked No. 2 in the nation. Also returning in the secondary as a starter is corner Seth Thomas while safety Ford Smesny has seen starting duty. Thomas made 40 tackles a year ago and Smesny was in on 32. Joe Narcisse, with 69 tackles a year ago, is returning while end Chris Loveless and tackles Michael Ware and Pat Williams are back. Loveless had 34 tackles, Ware 25 and Williams had 46, second high on the team among down linemen. Joining Carey as returning starters on offense are Cody Stroud at quarterback, Wes Briscoe at wide receiver, tackles

• During the six years he has been the head coach, Matt Viator has led his team to three championships, two second-place finishes and a fourth-place standing. Viator is the sixth winningest coach in McNeese history with a 45-20 overall record. In conference games, he has a 31-10 mark (75.6 winning percentage).

TEAM PREVIEWS

• McNeese has won 13 Southland Conference titles since becoming a member of the league in 1972. Six ochampionships have been won since 2000 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009). Matt Viator has been head coach for the last three titles.

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Birthdate:............................................................Sept. 3, 1963 Hometown:......................................................Lake Charles, La. High School:..................................................Sam Houston High College:...................................................McNeese State, 1986 Wife:...........................................................................Schantel

Overall 6-2 11-1 7-4 9-3 6-5 6-5 45-20 (.692)

SLC 5-1 7-0 4-3 6-1 5-2 4-3 31-10 (.756)

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NAME YEARS Wayne Cusic 1940, 45 A.I. Ratcliff 1946-54 John Gregory 1955-56 Les DeVall 1957-65 Jim Clark 1966-69 Jack Doland 1970-78 Ernie Duplechin 1979-81 Hubert Boales 1982 John McCann 1983-86 Sonny Jackson 1987-89 Bobby Keasler 1990-98 Kirby Bruchhaus 1999 Tommy Tate 2000-06 Matt Viator 2006-present

Head Coach Seventh Season Career Record: 45-20 (Six Seasons) McNeese Record: 45-20 (Six Seasons) Alma Mater: McNeese State, 1986

CAREER RECORD Year School 2006 McNeese State 2007 McNeese State 2008 McNeese State 2009 McNeese State 2010 McNeese State 2011 McNeese State TOTALS

Matt Viator

RECORD 4-8-0 50-42-2 10-8-1 58-24-1 17-22-0 64-32-4 28-6-1 4-6-1 21-20-3 13-20-0 78-34-2 6-5-0 49-26-0 45-20-0

One of the most successful coaches in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, McNeese State’s Matt Viator has put together win percentages of 69 percent overall and 75 percent in league games in his six years as the Cowboys’ head coach. During that period he has led his team to three Southland Conference titles and to two runner-up finishes, averaging seven victories per year. One of the winningest active coaches in the league, Viator will carry a 45-20 overall record and a 31-10 league mark into the 2012 season. The Cowboy coach, a graduate of McNeese, had served as an assistant coach on the staff for eight years before stepping into the top job four games deep into the 2006 season. Taking over a squad that had won only one of its first four games he led the team to a 6-2 record the rest of the way that year, won the Southland title and put his team into the NCAA Division I playoffs. That was the start of one of the most electrifying coaching rises in conference history as the very next year his team posted only the fourth undefeated, untied regular season record in the university’s history, won the league title for a second year and participated in the NCAA Division I playoffs for a second consecutive year. Since then, his team also won the 2009 title and finished second in the league standings in both 2008 and 2010. The Cowboys finished fourth last season. Viator has earned numerous coaching honors including two Southland coach of the year awards and a Louisiana collegiate coach of the year honor. He has also been a finalist for the national Eddie Robinson award twice. He claimed his first collegiate coaching victory in his very first game as head coach when the Cowboys posted a 30-27 win over Southern Utah in 2006. His 45th win came in the final game of the 2011 season – a triumph on the road against Lamar as the Cowboys won their last three games and will carry that win streak into the 2012 season. Viator is the 14th head coach in McNeese history. His 6-2 rookie record included a 5-1 mark in league play, with the team winning its final five league games of the year. His teams have been ranked in the top 25 national poll four of the last six seasons. Prior to his becoming head coach, Viator had served the university as offensive coordinator and is regarded as one of the top Division I offensive minds. The Cowboys have ranked among the national leaders in offense for eight of the past 11 years and the university has also produced the Southland’s top offensive performer four of the last eight seasons. His offenses have led the league in scoring five times and in 2008 set school records for total offense per game, passing offense per game and scoring average per game. The Cowboys had the nation’s leading scorer in 2009, tailback Toddrick Pendland, and a year ago had the No. 2 punt returner in the nation in Darius Carey, a returnee for 2012. Before he joined McNeese, Viator was one of the top prep coaches in Louisiana, producing an 8137 ecord, winning five league titles and one state crown. He joined McNeese in 1999 as linebacker coach and was made offensive coordinator in 2000, the Cowboys leading the league in both scoring offense and total offense that year. He is married and wife Schantel is a school teacher. His father is the late Nolan Viator, a former Cowboy coach, player (QB, MVP) and member of the McNeese Hall of Fame.


M c Neese State Cowboys Malcolm Bronson 5-11, 192, Senior Free Safety Jasper, Texas Jasper H.S.

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5-10, 189, Senior Wide Receiver/Return Specialist New Orleans, La. Helen Cox H.S. University of North Texas

18 19 25 26 85 14 17 4 39 49 80 46 79 70 77 54 63 61 72 71 73 74

Cody Stroud Tyler Bolfing Javaris Murray Champlain Babin Wes Briscoe Damion Dixon Ernest Celestie Diontae Spencer Tyler Reed Kegan Myers Josh Jordan Manny Busch Alec Savoie Nick Smith Arinze Agada Brett Koonce Carson Chaisson Miguel Gauthreaux Jonathan Landry Antoine Everett Taylor Johnson Ben Jones

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6-7, 302, Senior Lafayette, La. Corneaux H.S.

DE DT DT DE LB LB CB CB BS WS FS

99 93 98 97 90 75 94 96 12 16 10 41 6 13 8 21 1 5 11 20 34 38

Chris Loveless Eric LeBlanc Michael Ware Sean Brown Pat Williams Kevin Dorn Everett Ellefsen Danyel Hunter Deonte Thompson Orrin Fontenot Joe Narcisse Hayden Dobbs Guy Morgan Gabe Hammer Seth Thomas Aaron Sam Ford Smesny Chris Raggett Terence Cahee Wallace Scott Malcolm Bronson Ryan Bronson

Special Teams Returning first-team all-Southland selection ... leader of the Cowboys’ offensive line ... recorded top numbers in pancakes and knockdowns last season despite missing a few games ... enters 2012 season with 38 pancake blocks and 41 knockdowns ... is now in his third season as a starter ... he’s the tallest of the Cowboys at 6-foot-7 and is very athletic ... carries 5.1 speed in the 40 and has gone 565 in the squat and 350 pounds in the bench press.

K P LS H KR PR

2 40 31 2 84 16 7 4 26 7 7 26

Josh Lewis James Bice Jean Breaux Josh Lewis Hunter Romero Orrin Fontenot Darius Carey Diontae Spencer Champlain Babin Darius Carey Darius Carey Champlain Babin

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Took over as the Cowboys’ all-purpose rushing leader last season, averaging 121.8 yards per game ... lined up at wide receiver, kick returner and single back in the wildcat formation ... named to four post-season All-America teams as a kick returner ... ranked second in the nation in punt returns with a 16.9 average ... returned 14 punts for 237 yards, including a 68-yard return for a touchdown ... led the team in pass receiving with 42 catches for 287 yards and two touchdowns ... ranked second in rushing with 330 yards, one touchdown and a team-high 6.3 yards per carry.

Alec Savoie

QB TB WR WR FB TE RT RG C LG LT

TEAM PREVIEWS

Three-time first-team all-Southland selection ... enters the season with 238 career tackles and 10 pass interceptions, both totals ranking in McNeese’s all-time charts ... twice led the team in tackles in 2011 and posted 90 stops ... regarded as one of the top safeties in the nation the past three seasons ... Cowboys’ most valuable player in 2011 ... returned two pass interceptions for two touchdowns, totaling 118 yards, including a 74-yard return that was the seventh longest in school history ... can join elite company (including uncle Zack Bronson) if he can earn first-team all-conference honors a fourth time .

Darius Carey

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2011 Team Statistics

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MCN Scoring 281 Points Per Game 25.5

OPP 276 25.1

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

199 90 100 9

196 88 85 23

1,629 2,017 388 441 3.7 148.1 19

1,509 1,818 309 401 3.8 137.2 12

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

2,254 201-331-11 6.8 11.2 204.9 12

2,139 185-324-15 6.6 11.6 194.5 18

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

3,883 772 5.0 353.0

3,648 725 5.0 331.6

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

22.0 15.9 20.9

21.5 3.9 10.5

24-11

26-8

86-732 66.5

64-580 52.7

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

53-1,905 35.9 33.5

55-2,043 37.1 31.7

Time of Possession

31:51

28:09

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct

66/168 39%

56/154 36%

Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct

11/22 50%

6/11 55%

Sacks By-Yards

13-92

37-180

Touchdowns Scored

35

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Field Goals-Attempts

11-18

13-18

3rd 4th 68 80 68 80

OT Total 0 281 0 276

Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd MCN 64 69 OPP 58 70

2011 Results 6-5 Overall, 4-3 Southland

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Opponent Score Overall Conf. Time AttenD at Kansas 24-42 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 3:01 41,068 Sioux Falls W 31-17 1-1-0 0-0-0 2:50 14,342 Southeastern La.* W 48-27 2-1-0 1-0-0 3:03 12,455 at Northwestern State* W 20-18 3-1-0 2-0-0 2:43 10,532 Texas State 14-21 L 3-2-0 2-0-0 2:30 12,194 at Central Arkansas* 18-21 L 3-3-0 2-1-0 3:00 9,528 No. 7 Sam Houston State* 14-38 L 3-4-0 2-2-0 2:35 12,742 at Stephen F. Austin* 17-37 L 3-5-0 2-3-0 3:08 10,422 Nicholls State* W 26-17 4-5-0 3-3-0 2:45 10,162 UTSA W 24-21 5-5-0 3-3-0 2:55 11,463 at Lamar* W 45-17 6-5-0 4-3-0 3:00 13,901

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Anderson, Andre Carey, Darius Wiltz, Marcus Babin, Champlain Dodge, Riley Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 11 153 618 4.0 8 11 52 330 6.3 1 10 62 311 5.0 4 9 47 158 3.4 2 3 27 107 4.0 0 11 441 1,629 3.7 19 11 401 1,509 3.8 12

Passing Name Stroud, Cody Dodge, Riley Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 11 183-301-10 60.8 2,009 9 60 182.6 3 15-25-0 60.0 178 2 40 59.3 11 201-331-11 60.7 2,254 12 60 204.9 11 185-324-15 57.1 2,139 18 81 194.5

Receiving Name Carey, Darius Celestie, Ernest Dixon, Damion Babin, Champlain Briscoe, Wes Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 42 487 11.6 2 11 25 261 10.4 0 11 22 246 11.2 1 9 19 213 11.2 1 9 17 380 22.4 1 11 201 2,254 11.2 12 11 185 2,139 11.6 18

Tackles Name Bronson, Malcolm Jenkins, Darrell Narcisse, Joe Lighten, Desmund Butler, Kentrel

G 11 11 11 10 11

Interceptions Name Jenkins, Darrell Bronson, Malcolm Jackson, Janzen Narcisse, Joe Janzen Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 4 53 13.2 0 11 3 111 37.0 1 7 2 84 42.0 1 11 2 29 14.5 1 3 1 12 12.0 0 11 15 313 20.9 3 11 11 116 10.5 2

Long Avg/G 59 56.2 36 30.0 31 31.1 18 17.6 20 35.7 67 148.1 55 137.2

Long Avg/G 38 44.3 35 23.7 37 22.4 60 23.7 57 42.2 60 204.9 81 194.5

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) Sacks (Yds) 55 25 80 5.0 (11) 0.0 (0) 37 21 58 4.5 (8) 0.0 (0) 28 26 54 7.5 (25) 1.0 (8) 23 29 52 7.5 (26) 2.0 (12) 16 29 45 4.0 (13) 1.0 (5) Long 45 67 84 18 12 84 68


M c Neese State Cowboys Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 1 Ford Smesny S 2 Josh Lewis PK 3 Marcus Wiltz TB 4 Diontae Spencer WR 5 Chris Raggett S 6 Guy Morgan CB 7 Darius Carey WR 8 Seth Thomas CB 10 Joe Narcisse LB 11 Terence Cahee CB 12 Deonte Thompson LB 13 Gabe Hamner CB 14 Damion Dixon WR 15 Garrett McCain QB 16 Orrin Fontenot DE 17 Ernest Celestie WR 18 Cody Stroud QB 19 Tyler Bolfing QB 20 Wallace Scott WS 21 Aaron Sam CB 23 Shelby Hemenway WR 24 Reynaldo Young WR 25 Javaris Murray TB 26 Champlain Babin TB 27 Zoe Bruce CB 28 Terrell Alfred TB 29 Kelvin Bennett TB 30 Malcolm Glaze WR 31 Jean Breaux K 33 Halston Flanigan FS 34 Malcolm Bronson FS 35 Kenny Brown WR 38 Ryan Bronson S 39 Tyler Reed FB 40 James Bice K 41 Hayden Dobbs LB 43 Dillon Berlin TB 44 Kenrick Cormier LB 46 Manny Busch TE 47 Kyle Crouch LB 49 Kegan Myers FB 50 Mitchell Amy C 52 Correy Middleton LB 53 Judd Meadows DE 54 Brett Koonce OG 55 Krishon Seastrunk DT 61 Miguel Gauthreaux C/G 62 Quentin Marsh DT 63 Carson Chaisson C 70 Nick Smith OT 71 Antoine Everett OT 72 Jonathan Landry OT 73 Taylor Johnson OT 74 Ben Jones OT 75 Kevin Dorn DT 77 Arinze Agada OG 78 Cody Eaves OG 79 Alec Savoie OT 80 Josh Jordan TE 81 William Ryckman WR 83 DeVionte’ Edmonson WR 84 Hunter Romero TE 85 Wes Briscoe WR 87 Deajon Mitchell WR 88 Jereon McGilvery WR 89 Kendale Thomas TE 90 Pat Williams DT 92 Logan Gladney DE 93 Eric LeBlanc DE 94 Everett Ellefsen DE 95 Nick Gorman DT 96 Danyel Hunter DE 97 Sean Brown DT 98 Michael Ware DT 99 Chris Loveless DE

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Wt. Cl. Hometown/Last School 287 Jr. Houston, Texas/Hightower 198 Fr. Lafayette, La./Northside 223 Sr. Lake Charles, La./Barbe 190 Sr. Donaldsonville, La./Donaldsonville 180 Fr. Bleakwood, Texas/Newton 205 Fr. Lake Charles, La./St. Louis 180 So. Lake Charles, La./St. Louis 202 Fr. Montgomery, Texas/Montgomery 155 Fr. Scott, La./Acadiana 175 Jr. Baton Rouge, La./Central 192 Sr. Jasper, Texas/Jasper 185 Jr. Jasper, Texas/Jasper 180 Fr. Lake Charles, La./St. Louis 280 So. Baton Rouge, La./Central 183 Sr. Baton Rouge, La./UL Monroe 225 Jr. Sulphur, La./Sulphur 182 Jr. Westlake, La./Westlake 189 Sr. New Orleans, La./North Texas 185 Jr. Lake Charles, La./Texas Tech 280 Sr. Jennings, La./Jennings 210 Sr. Dry Creek, La./East Beauregard 205 So. Covington, La./Covington 185 Sr. Port Allen, La./Louisville 220 Jr. Houston, Texas/Cypress Woods 240 So. Pineville, La./Pineville 266 Fr. Merryville, La./Merryville 190 Sr. Lake Charles, La./Barbe 230 So. Madisonville, La./Mandeville 277 So. Richmond, Texas/Lamar Consolidated 176 So. Newton, Texas/Newton 228 So. Baton Rouge, La./Parkview Baptist 291 Sr. Plaquemine, La./Plaquemine 231 Fr. Baton Rouge, La./University 188 Fr. Lafayette, La./Northside 275 Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow 176 Fr. Sealy, Texas/Sealy 185 Jr. Plaquemine, La./St. John 238 So. Dickinson, Texas/Dickinson 278 Sr. League City, Texas/Clear Creek 281 Fr. Nederland, Texas/Nederland 224 Sr. St. Amant, La./East Carolina 285 Sr. Sulphur, La./Sulphur 295 Sr. Broussard, La./St. Thomas More 242 Sr. Erath, La./Erath 190 Sr. Denham Springs, La./Denham Springs 229 Jr. Houston, Texas/South Houston 189 Fr. Sulphur, La./Sulphur 194 Jr. Lafayette, La./Northside 287 Fr. Dickinson, Texas/Dickinson 212 So. Aledo, Texas/Aledo 211 So. Monroe, La./Richwood 185 Jr. Beaumont, Texas/Central 182 Jr. Baton Rouge, La./St. John 178 Jr. Kingston, La./North DeSoto 245 Sr. Jennings, La./Jennings 212 Sr. Vacherie, La./St. James 200 Sr. Beaumont, Texas/Ozen 230 Jr. Westlake, La./Westlake 225 So. Lafayette, La./Tuerlings Catholic 175 Jr. Lafayette, La./Lafayette 191 So. Lake Charles, La./LaGrange 302 Sr. Lafayette, La./Comeaux 212 Fr. Weyanoke, La./West Feliciana 255 Fr. Newton, Texas/Newton 188 Sr. Dayton, Texas/Dayton 275 Fr. Lafayette, La./Acadiana 160 Jr. New Iberia, La./Westgate 194 Jr. Montgomery, La./Montgomery 227 So. New Iberia, La./New Iberia 190 Sr. Orange, Texas/WO Stark 212 So. Shreveport, La./Evangel 267 Jr. Houston, Texas/James Madison 270 Sr. Plaquemine, La./Plaquemine 189 Jr. Cecilia, La./Cecilia 170 So. Garyville, La./East St. John

TEAM PREVIEWS

No. Name Pos. Ht. 77 Arinze Agada OG 6-1 28 Terrell Alfred TB 5-11 50 Mitchell Amy C 5-10 26 Champlain Babin TB 5-9 29 Kelvin Bennett TB 5-11 43 Dillon Berlin TB 6-0 40 James Bice K 6-0 19 Tyler Bolfing QB 6-2 31 Jean Breaux K 5-10 85 Wes Briscoe WR 6-2 34 Malcolm Bronson FS 5-11 38 Ryan Bronson FS 6-1 35 Kenny Brown WR 5-11 97 Sean Brown DT 6-1 27 Zoe Bruce CB 5-9 46 Manny Busch TE 6-3 11 Terence Cahee CB 5-9 7 Darius Carey WR 5-10 17 Ernest Celestie WR 5-11 63 Carson Chaisson C 6-2 44 Kenrick Cormier LB 6-0 47 Kyle Crouch LB 5-11 14 Damion Dixon WR 6-2 41 Hayden Dobbs LB 6-0 75 Kevin Dorn DT 5-10 78 Cody Eaves OG 6-4 83 DeVionte’ Edmonson WR 6-2 94 Everett Ellefsen DE 6-3 71 Antoine Everett OT 6-3 33 Halston Flanigan FS 5-11 16 Orrin Fontenot DE 6-2 61 Miguel Gauthreaux C/G 6-1 92 Logan Gladney DE 6-2 30 Malcolm Glaze WR 5-10 95 Nick Gorman DT 6-2 13 Gabe Hamner CB 6-0 23 Shelby Hemenway WR 6-1 96 Danyel Hunter DE 6-3 73 Taylor Johnson OT 6-4 74 Ben Jones OT 6-5 80 Josh Jordan TE 6-5 54 Brett Koonce OG 6-2 72 Jonathan Landry OT 6-4 93 Eric LeBlanc DE 6-1 2 Josh Lewis K 6-0 99 Chris Loveless DE 6-5 15 Garrett McCain QB 6-1 88 Jereon McGilvery WR 6-3 62 Quentin Marsh DT 6-2 53 Judd Meadows DE 6-3 52 Correy Middleton LB 6-0 87 Deajon Mitchell WR 5-11 6 Guy Morgan CB 6-0 25 Javaris Murray TB 5-8 49 Kegan Myers FB 6-1 10 Joe Narcisse LB 5-11 5 Chris Raggett S 5-11 39 Tyler Reed FB 5-10 84 Hunter Romero TE 6-3 81 William Ryckman WR 6-0 21 Aaron Sam CB 5-9 79 Alec Savoie OT 6-7 20 Wallace Scott WS 6-0 55 Krishon Seastrunk DT 6-0 1 Ford Smesny S 5-9 70 Nick Smith OT 6-4 4 Diontae Spencer WR 5-9 18 Cody Stroud QB 6-3 89 Kendale Thomas TE 6-1 8 Seth Thomas CB 5-9 12 Deonte Thompson LB 6-2 98 Michael Ware DT 6-1 90 Pat Williams DT 6-3 3 Marcus Wiltz TB 5-9 24 Reynaldo Young WR 5-10

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TEAM PREVIEWS

University Information

Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert University President

Team Information

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School:....................................................... Nicholls State University Location:................................................................. Thibodaux, La. Population:........................................................................15,000 Founded:..............................................................................1948 Joined Southland:..................................................................1991 Enrollment:..........................................................................6,404 Nickname:........................................................................ Colonels Colors:.........................................................................Red & Gray President:.......................................................Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert Athletics Director:.........................................................Rob Bernardi Faculty Representative:................................ Dr. Arrianna Smith-Martin Senior Woman Administrator:................................... DoBee Plaisance Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 985-448-4790

Rob Bernardi Athletics Director

DoBee Plaisance Senior Woman Administrator

Jamie Bustos Football Sports Information Director

Head Coach:.......................................... Charlie Stubbs (BYU, 1978) Record at School, Year in 2012:........................................5-17, 3rd Career Record................................................................5-17, 3rd Southland Conference Record, Years.....................................3-11, 2 Football Office Phone.............................................. 985-448-4806 Coaching Staff Assoc. Head Coach/RB/Recruiting............................... Chuck Hepola Evangel, 1991 Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/LB..................Jeremy Atwell Southeast Missouri State, 1999 Wide Receivers.......................................................Justin Anderson BYU, 2002 Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties............................ Ricky Brumfield Utah State, 1999 Tight Ends......................................................................Matt Clark Western Washington, 2008 Cornerbacks.............................................................. Edward Dillon Grand Canyon, 2009 Defensive Line........................................................Tyler Donaldson New Mexico, 2007 Offensive Line........................................................ Mario Jeberaeel UNLV, 2009 Defensive Graduate Assistant..........................................Mike Walker Nicholls State, 2012

Football Information

First Year of Football:..............................................................1972 First Year of Southland Football:...............................................1991 All-Time Record, Years:........................................... 182-252-3, 40 All-Time Southland Record, Years:.....................................43-92, 21 2011 Overall Record:............................................................ 1-10 2011 Southland Record, Place:........................................... 0-7, 8th Southland Conference Championships, Last:..........................1, 2005 NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances, Last:............................3, 2005 Offensive Formation:..................................................... Multiple-Pro Defensive Formation:................................................................ 3-4 Starters Returning Total:................................. 17 Offense:............................... 7 Defense:.............................. 7 Special Teams:...................... 3

Letterwinners Returning Total:................................. 52 Offense:............................. 26 Defense:............................ 22 Special Teams:...................... 4

Starters Lost Total:................................... 8 Offense:............................... 4 Defense:.............................. 4 Special Teams:...................... 0

Letterwinners Lost Total:................................. 18 Offense:............................... 8 Defense:............................ 10 Special Teams:...................... 0

Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:..............................Manning Field in John L. Guidry Stadium Year Opened:........................................................................1972 Record at Stadium, Years:.......................................... 108-94-3, 40 Capacity:...........................................................................10,500 Surface:.............................................................AstroTurf 3D Grass Press Box Phone:................................................... 985-448-4845

Media Relations

Football Contact:......................................................... Jamie Bustos E-Mail:.................................................... jamie.bustos@nicholls.edu Office Phone:......................................................... 985-448-4281 Office Fax:............................................................. 985-448-4814 Cell:...................................................................... 419-786-0415 Head SID:....................................................................Clyde Verdin Website:............................................................ geauxcolonels.com Twitter:................................................................... @colonelsports

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 15

2012 Schedule

Day Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Opponent Time at Oregon State 2 p.m. at South Alabama TBA at Tulsa 6 p.m. Evangel 6 p.m. OPEN at Central Arkansas* 6 p.m. Sam Houston State* (HC) 6 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin* (SLCTV) 2 p.m. at Northwestern State* 6 p.m. McNeese State* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. at Lamar* 3 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana* 6 p.m.


Nicholls State Colonels Season Outlook

About the Colonels

• Coach Charlie Stubbs will take on two of his former employers as Nicholls plays Oregon State and Tulsa in the first three weeks of the season. Stubbs received his first full-time position at Oregon State as the offensive coordinator in 1985, and was the OC at Tulsa in 2002.

The offensive line will be anchored by Gerald Gruenig and Rafe Plaisance. While the injury bug hit the offensive line last season, four freshmen, including Plaisance, were forced to play and will head into the fall as the projected starters.

The Colonels had a promising start in 2011, but following the opener, about everything that could go wrong, did go wrong; resulting in a 10-game losing streak. However, Nicholls returns 52 lettermen who suffered through that adversity – eager and determined to take the program to the next level.

In the defensive front seven, the line will be senior-heavy as Fernandez Garner and Darrell Brown are on the outside, with Edet Udoh at nose tackle. At linebacker, leading tackler Jordan Piper heads three returning starters. Rashar Knight and Kerry Guidry hold down the edges of the 3-4, with transfer Chris Bermond looking to join Piper inside.

This spring, third-year head coach Charlie Stubbs stressed fundamentals and was also able to thoroughly evaluate the younger players, but the most important aspect of the spring was that the Colonels came away injury-free. Last season, Nicholls lost starting running back Jesse Turner to a knee injury in April and he was reduced to a limited role in the fall. With Coach Stubbs shaking up the offense by switching three-year starting quarterback LaQuintin Caston to wide receiver, Turner and Marcus Washington will receive the bulk of the carries in the running game after Caston led the team in rushing over the past two seasons. Both have proved to be capable of handling the load as each earned second-team All-Southland in their season as the feature back.

In the secondary, safeties Jordan Hanberry, T.J. Lumar and Siegan Vergenal return, while stepping into the corner spots is Brian Lewis on one side, with four others, including transfer Anthony McLean, vying for the final opening. For special teams, all-Southland punter Cory Kemps and kicker Andrew Dolan will retain their roles, with Ben Landry competing for both kicking duties.

• Redshirt sophomore Beaux Hebert and junior running back Dalton Hilliard Jr. both have NFL pedigree as each of their fathers played the for the New Orleans Saints. Both players also followed their father’s footsteps. Quarterback Bobby Hebert played 12 years while Dalton Hilliard was an eight-year veteran in the backfield. • After three seasons as the starting quarterback, LaQuintin Caston has made the switch to wide receiver. Caston came to Nicholls to run the option, but with Nicholls installing a more pass-oriented offense, the senior was moved to wide receiver to utilize his athletic ability. For his career, he has accounted for 4,303 yards of total offense and 45 touchdowns. • Former Colonel great and current Baltimore Raven Lardarius Webb had a breakout season in his third year in the NFL, ranking in the top three in the league with 25 passes defended and had five interceptions. Webb proved to be a key factor in the Ravens playoff run, adding three more interceptions in the postseason, with two coming against the Houston Texans that helped put Baltimore into the AFC Championship Game.

With Caston at wideout, the Colonels will look to Landry Klann and Beaux Hebert to direct the offense. Klann, who is the projected starter, had two starts under center last year, including a near upset against Central Arkansas. Hebert saw limited action before suffering a shoulder injury which has kept him sidelined through the spring.

• Junior defensive back Jordan Hanberry is joined on the 2012 roster by his younger brother, Josh, a sophomore wide receiver, to mark the third consecutive season Nicholls has had a brother tandem. Kicker Andrew Dolan, and his older brother, Patrick, handled the kicking duties for the Colonels in 2010.

Nicholls will have to replace its top receiver from last season, but possesses several options in the passing game as it returns nine receivers who earned letters in 2011. Demon Bolt emerged late in the campaign to lead the Colonels with three touchdowns, while Brad Nelson is the top returner in yards. Caston will also help bolster the corps and could see action in the wildcat formation. Rounding out the pass catchers is second-team all-Southland tight end Nick Scelfo.

• The Colonel “Special Forces” was one of the best in the FCS last season when it came to kick returns, blocking kicks and punting. Nicholls had two kick returns for touchdowns, blocked a total of six kicks and first-team all-conference punter Cory Kemps was eighth in the FCS with a 42.8 yard per punt average.

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It has been said that a brother is born for adversity. With the misfortunes that last season’s team endured such as injuries, inexperience and bad luck, Nicholls State heads into the upcoming season with a fitting team motto – Band of Brothers.

TEAM PREVIEWS

• For the first time in program history, Nicholls State will take on three FBS teams. The Colonels open at Oregon State, followed by games against Tulsa and South Alabama. Nicholls has two wins against FBS programs, winning 28-22 at Arkansas State in 2001 and 16-13 at Rice in 2007.

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Nicholls State Colonels The Stubbs File Birthdate:............................................................Sept. 2, 1955 Hometown:........................................................Charleston, S.C. High School:............................................................... R.B. Stall College:................................................... Brigham Young, 1978 Wife:............................................................... Sandra Blackwell Children:................................................. Troy, Jay, Kim and Kyle

Charlie Stubbs Head Coach Third Season Career Record: 5-17 (Two Seasons) Nicholls Record: 5-17 (Two Seasons)

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Alma Mater: Brigham Young, 1978

CAREER RECORD Year School 2010 Nicholls State 2011 Nicholls State TOTALS

Overall 4-7 1-10 5-17 (.227)

SLC 3-4 0-7 3-11 (.214)

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NAME YEARS

RECORD

Gary Kinchen Bill Clements Sonny Jackson Phil Greco Rick Rhoades Darren Barbier Daryl Daye Jay Thomas Charlie Stubbs

5-17-0 36-38-1 39-28-1 27-37-2 8-14-0 17-28-0 17-38-0 27-35-0 5-17-0

1972-73 1974-80 1981-86 1987-92 1993-94 1995-98 1999-03 2004-09 2010-present

Charlie Stubbs enters his third season as the head coach at Nicholls State. With more than 32 years of coaching experience, which includes six years as an assistant head coach, Stubbs was selected to become the ninth head coach in Colonels history on Jan. 5, 2010. He joined Nicholls after holding the title of offensive coordinator at Central Missouri for two years, where the Mules ranked first in conference in passing both seasons. After two years at the helm at Nicholls, Stubbs has posted a 5-17 record, with three conference wins. Last season, despite having to play several inexperience players because of injuries, the Colonels battled through the adversity to compete in what proved to be one of the best conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision. Although Nicholls came up short in conference play, the Colonels had numerous players recognized for their efforts, including nine players earning all-conference honors. Bobby Felder, Cory Kemps and Chika Madu all garnered first-team recognition, while Marcus Washington and Nick Scelfo were named to the second team. Earning honorable mention for Nicholls were Andrew Dolan, Jordan Piper, Edet Udoh and Siegan Vergenal. Felder, a three-year starter at cornerback, went on to sign a rookie free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Off the field, Stubbs’ dedication to the classroom continued to pay dividends as Nicholls had two players – Kerry Guidry and Jordan Hanberry – earn a spot on the Southland All-Academic Team. In addition, 25 players were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, with four earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Stubbs also keeps the Colonels active in the community as the players and coaches frequently visit hospitals, schools and volunteer their time to assist various local events. Since taking over the program, two areas that Stubbs has focused on are building the program by signing student-athletes who are from Louisiana, and pitting his team against high-quality opponents in non-conference. In his first two full recruiting seasons, Stubbs has brought in 30 student-athletes who are from the Bayou State, and for the first time in program history, the Colonels will take on three programs from the Football Bowl Subdivision. A Charleston, S.C., native with more than 24 years of collegiate coaching experience, Stubbs led the Colonels to four victories in his first season, their most since 2007, despite installing an entirely new offense. Stubbs guided Nicholls to victories in all three of its rivalry games – Texas State, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana – for the first time since 2005. Also in his first season, the Colonels claimed two of their wins away from John L. Guidry Stadium, the most since 2007. Before his stint at Central Missouri, Stubbs was the offensive coordinator at Louisville in 2007. While there, he guided the Cardinals to a national No. 4 ranking in passing offense which featured NFL players Brian Brohm and Harry Douglas (Atlanta Falcons). Prior to Louisville, Stubbs spent four seasons at Tulsa, leading the offense to an average of more than 31 points per game while ranking among the top-25 teams in the nation each season. In 2005, Stubbs was a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year as the Golden Hurricane was crowned Conference USA and Liberty Bowl champions en route to a 9-4 finish. From 1998-2000, Stubbs was the quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator at Alabama, where he helped direct the Crimson Tide to a pair of bowl appearances. After reaching the Music City Bowl in 1998, Alabama won the SEC title and earned a bid to the 2000 Orange Bowl with Stubbs receiving the SEC Offensive Coordinator of the Year. Stubbs had three stints from 1994-97, spending his last two years at UNLV after one-year stints with Tennessee-Martin and Memphis. In 1997, Stubbs’ offense ranked 12th in the nation in passing after holding the ninth spot in 1996. Following one year at Memphis, Stubbs had a historical season at UTM as the Skyhawks set nine Ohio Valley Conference records while leading the conference in passing. Stubbs received his first full-time position at Oregon State where he coached from 1985-90. The Beavers ranked in the top three in the Pac-10 on offense in each season while ranking sixth nationally in 1988 and 10th in 1987. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in 1978 from BYU, Stubbs earned a master’s in physical education in 1984 working as a graduate assistant for the football team. During that season, head coach LaVell Edwards led the Cougars to a perfect 13-0 record to claim the 1984 Division I national championship, making BYU the last non-BCS school to earn the title.


Nicholls State Colonels Jesse Turner 5-10-190, Senior Running Back Houma, La. Ellender H.S.

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6-0, 195, Junior Defensive Back New Iberia, La. Westgate H.S.

6 11 44 4 83 17 19 12 82 3 85 88 75 67 77 55 55 77 73 55 65 67

Landry Klann Beaux Hebert Marcus Washington Jesse Turner Andrew Wynn Brad Nelson Jordan Arcement Demon Bolt Josh Hanberry LaQuintin Caston Nick Skelfo Marshall Crawford Ryan Zeller Garrison Trice Caleb Cline Gerald Gruenig Gerald Gruenig Caleb Cline Rafe Plaisance Gerald Gruenig Tyler Knowles Garrison Trice

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6-0, 210, Junior Running Back Lillian, Ala. Foley H.S.

DE DT NG DOG WLB MLB SLB CB CB DB DB

96 97 92 91 95 94 25 57 41 43 33 59 8 28 39 29 13 22 16 27 7 36

Darrell Brown Andrew Carter Fernandez Garner Cole Frazier Edet Udoh Jordan Thompson Rashar Knight Marcus Parker Chris Bermond Ryan Bruno Jordan Piper Tyler Harrington Kerry Guidry Davin Bovie Darvin Butler Jonathan Gibson Brian Lewis Anthony McLean Jordan Hanberry Byron Cobb Siegan Vergenal T.J. Lumar

Special Teams Heads into the season with 815 career rushing yards on 174 carries (4.7 yards per catch) and four touchdowns ... has 31 receptions for 211 yards and two scores ... named second-team all-conference in 2011 after finishing sixth in rushing yards per game (51.4) ... started nine of 11 games played ... was second on the team in rushing with 565 yards on 125 carries ... averaged 4.5 yards per carry ... rushed for four touchdowns ... had 23 receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns ... led the Colonels with six touchdowns ... was second on the team in total yards with 735 ... best game came against Central Arkansas where he recorded his first career 100-yard game with 101 yards rushing on 15 carries, while also adding two touchdowns ... also reeled off a career-best 54-yard run against Central Arkansas.

K P LS H KR PR

98 99 35 99 53 15 16 99 82 12 12 82

Andrew Dolan Ben Landry Corey Kemps Ben Landry Tyler Boudreaux Clint Clement Jordan Hanberry Ben Landry Josh Hanberry Demon Bolt Demon Bolt Josh Hanberry

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Has 17 career starts with 102 tackles, including 62 solo stops, one sack, nine passes defended with an interception and five forced fumbles ... interception came in 2010 against Sam Houston State ... earned honorable mention all-conference recognition in 2011 ... started all 11 games at safety ... finished second on the team in tackles with 65 ... had 3.5 for loss ... led the team with 40 solo tackles ... tied for fourth in the nation with five forced fumbles ... broke up four passes ... only sack of the year forced a fumble at Louisiana-Lafayette ... best outing came against Western Michigan where he recorded 11 total tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass.

Marcus Washington

QB RB WR WR WR TE RT RG C LG LT

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Heads into his final season with 689 career rushing yards and eight touchdowns ... is averaging 5.4 yards per carry ... has 33 receptions for 434 yards and two scores ... named a second-team all-conference selection in 2010 ... saw limited action in 2011, playing in eight games after suffering PCL and MCL tears in the spring ... rushed for 58 yards on 15 carries ... caught 15 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown ... scored on a 12-yard TD reception at Sam Houston State ... best game of the season came against Lamar where he totaled 86 yards, including 47 yards rushing.

Siegan Vergenal

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NICH Scoring 198 Points Per Game 18.0

OPP 380 34.5

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

169 83 69 17

207 89 104 14

1,614 2,033 419 425 3.8 146.7 12

1,703 1,918 215 409 4.2 154.8 16

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

1,503 154-282-17 5.3 9.8 136.6 11

2,253 191-314-9 7.2 11.8 204.8 27

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

3,117 707 4.4 283.4

3,956 723 5.5 359.6

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

23.5 7.5 14.9

21.4 13.5 13.7

25-18

25-13

82-641 58.3

72-598 54.4

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

51-2,200 43.1 34.8

47-1,758 37.4 33.2

Time of Possession

31:38

28:22

46/151 30%

58/142 41%

Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct

12/30 40%

10/15 67%

Sacks By-Yards

13-79

47-254

Touchdowns Scored

26

49

Field Goals-Attempts

6-9

12-17

3rd 4th 37 55 136 49

OT Total 0 198 0 380

Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd NICH 58 48 OPP 85 110

2011 Results 1-10 Overall, 0-7 Southland

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 17

Opponent Evangel W at Western Michigan at Louisiana-Lafayette Northwestern State* at Texas State Central Arkansas* at No. 10 Sam Houston St.* Stephen F. Austin* at McNeese State* Lamar* at Southeastern La.*

Score Overall Conf. Time Attend 42-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 2:58 2,489 7-38 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 2:50 19,884 21-38 L 1-2-0 0-0-0 3:02 28,741 0-34 L 1-3-0 0-1-0 2:54 5,781 12-38 L 1-4-0 0-1-0 3:04 15,502 31-37 L 1-5-0 0-2-0 2:55 5,432 7-47 L 1-6-0 0-3-0 2:49 6,483 21-57 L 1-7-0 0-4-0 3:15 5,109 17-26 L 1-8-0 0-5-0 2:45 10,162 26-34 L 1-9-0 0-6-0 3:23 5,466 14-31 L 1-10-0 0-7-0 3:00 4,942

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Caston, LaQuintin Washington, Marcus Allen, Tyrie Turner, Jesse Hebert, Beaux Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 10 179 707 3.9 5 11 125 565 4.5 4 11 15 63 4.2 1 8 15 58 3.9 0 6 21 47 2.2 0 11 425 1,614 3.8 12 11 409 1,703 4.2 16

Passing Name Caston, LaQuintin Klann, Landry Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 10 93-177-9 52.5 870 8 45 87.0 4 36-57-6 63.2 377 2 47 94.2 11 154-282-17 54.6 1,503 11 47 136.6 11 191-314-9 60.8 2,253 27 60 204.8

Receiving Name Blair, Kenyad Washington, Marcus Scelfo, Nick Turner, Jesse Warren, Joshua Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 26 270 10.4 2 11 23 170 7.4 2 10 15 189 12.6 1 8 15 126 8.4 1 11 13 145 11.2 1 11 154 1,503 9.8 11 11 191 2,253 11.8 27

Tackles Name Piper, Jordan Vergenal, Siega Felder, Bobby Brown, Darrell Knight, Rashar

G 10 11 11 11 11

Interceptions Name Felder, Bobby Madu, Chika Lumar, T.J. Guidry, Kerry Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 5 70 14.0 0 11 2 36 18.0 1 11 1 28 28.0 0 11 1 0 0.0 0 11 9 134 14.9 1 11 17 233 13.7 3

Long Avg/G 52 70.7 54 51.4 14 5.7 19 7.2 14 7.8 54 146.7 49 154.8

Long Avg/G 47 24.5 26 15.5 22 18.9 17 15.8 36 13.2 47 136.6 60 204.8

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) Sacks (Yds) 42 40 82 4.0 (5) 0.0 (0) 39 24 63 4.0 (14) 1.0 (8) 39 10 49 4.0 (21) 1.0 (11) 20 28 48 4.0 (12) 2.5 (11) 33 11 44 4.5 (11) 2.0 (7) Long 28 36 28 0 36 61


Nicholls State Colonels Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 2 Erik Buchanan WR 3 LaQuintin Caston WR 4 Jesse Turner RB 5 Carey Fortson WR 6 Landry Klann QB 7 Siegan Vergenal DB 8 Kerry Guidry DB 9 Hayden Cardiff QB 10 Chucky Nichols WR 11 Beaux Hebert QB 12 Demon Bolt WR 13 Brian Lewis DB 14 Josh Hanberry WR 15 Clint Clement RB 16 Jordan Hanberry DB 17 Brad Nelson WR 18 Toren Joseph DB 19 Jordan Arcement WR 20 Dwight Storay DB 21 Ryan Anglin RB 22 Dalton Hilliard, Jr. RB 23 Terry Lucas, Jr. WR 24 Anthony McLean CB 25 Rashar Knight LB 26 Tony Richardson DB 27 Byron Cobb DB 28 Davin Bovie DB 29 Jonathan Gibson DB 30 Tyler Harrington LB 31 Nick Giglio RB 32 Joshua Johnson RB 33 Jordan Piper LB 34 Stephen Richmond RB 35 Cory Kemps K/P 36 T.J. Lumar DB 37 Reggie Wilson RB 38 Dwayne Mitchell LB 39 Darvin Butler DB 41 Chris Bermond LB 42 Josh Dewey DB 43 Ryan Bruno LB 44 Marcus Washington RB 46 Russ Gisclair RB 47 Dorian Durald TE 49 Brenton Bowman LB 52 Kameryon Brown LB 53 Ty Boudreaux LS 55 Gerald Gruenig OL 56 Hunter Hannegan DL 57 Marcus Parker LB 58 Nick LeBlanc LB 60 Jared Breaux DL 61 Chris Bordelon OL 63 Brian Young, Jr. DL 64 Jake Wallace OL 65 Tyler Knowles OL 67 Garrison Trice OL 69 Michael Woods DL 73 Eric Alt OL 74 Joe Bonner OL 75 Ryan Zeller OL 76 Rafe Plaisance OL 77 Caleb Cline OL 79 Marlon Williams DL 81 Mark Mayberry TE 82 Von Breaux WR 83 Andrew Wynn WR 85 Nick Scelfo TE 86 Darryl Watson, Jr. WR 87 Aldaro Russell WR 88 Marshall Crawford TE 89 Josh Dudley TE 90 Lorenza Young DT 91 Cole Frazier DL 92 Fernandez Garner DL 94 Jordan Thompson DL 95 Edet Udoh DL 96 Darrell Brown DL 97 Andrew Carter DL 98 Andrew Dolan K/P 99 Ben Landry K

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Wt. Cl. Hometown/Last School 330 Jr. Ontario, Calif./Riverside CC 203 Sr. Santa Maria, Calif./Allan Hancock CC 195 Jr. Thibodaux, La./E.D. White 230 Jr. Bay St. Louis, Miss./Pearl River CC 194 So. Thibodaux, La./Thibodaux 335 Jr. Hazlehurst, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln CC 250 Fr. White Castle, La./St. John 180 So. Raceland, La./Central Lafourche 179 So. Waggaman, La./Riverdale 194 So. Kenner, La./Holy Cross 270 Fr. Lockport, La./Central Lafourche 185 Fr. Lafayette, La./Northside 245 Sr. Covington, La./Fontainebleau 215 Fr. Baton Rouge, La/Southern Lab 221 So. Baton Rouge, La./St. Michael the Archangel 205 Jr. Aberdeen, Miss./Itawamba CC 153 Fr. Plaquemine, La./Plaquemine 204 Fr. Richmond Hill, Ga./Savannah Christian 265 So. New Orleans, La./St. Augustine 205 Sr. Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville 205 Jr. Thibodaux, La./Ruston 302 So. Norman, Okla./Norman North 176 So. St. Francisville, La./West Feliciana 215 Sr. Bellville, Texas/Bellville 166 So. St. Rose, La./Destrehan 185 Jr. Mobile, Ala./McGill Toolen 236 Jr. New Orleans, La./Jesuit 225 Fr. Opelousas, La./Opelousas Catholic 175 Jr. Longview, Texas/Kilgore JC 250 So. Kenner, La./Brother Martin 267 Sr. New Orleans, La./Holy Cross 165 So. Marrero, La./De La Salle 194 Jr. Greenwall Springs, La./Central 221 Jr. Cut Off, La./John Curtis 292 Sr. New Orleans, La./Fontainebleau 209 Sr. Houma, La./H.L. Bourgeois 189 Jr. River Ridge, La./John Curtis 157 So. River Ridge, La./John Curtis 240 Fr. Morgan City, La./Central Catholic 218 So. Abbeville, La./Vermilion Catholic 213 So. Norcross, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian 200 Jr. New Orleans, La./Brother Martin 179 So. Thibodaux, La./Thibodaux 191 So. New Orleans, La./St. Augustine 257 Sr. Carmel, Ind./Carmel 210 Jr. San Antonio, Texas/McCollum 221 Sr. Macon, Ga./Central 287 So. Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch 181 Sr. Houma, La./South Terrebonne 211 So. Houma, La./Vandebilt Catholic 184 Jr. New Orleans, La./Edna Karr 206 So. New Orleans, La./St. Augustine 187 Jr. Abbeville, La./Abbeville 222 So. Galliano, La./South Lafourche 215 So. New Orleans, La./Minnesota 185 Jr Roebuck, SC/Coahoma CC 192 Jr. Baton Rouge, La./Catholic 162 Sr. Laurel, Miss./Northeast Jones 197 Fr. Port Allen, La./Port Allen 242 Sr. New Orleans, La./Ponchatoula 347 So. Cut Off, La./South LaFourche 195 Jr. Marrero, La./John Ehret 186 So. DeRidder, La./DeRidder 198 Jr. Marrero, La./Louisiana-Monroe 245 So. Baton Rouge, La./St. Michael the Archangel 180 Jr. Anaheim, Calif./Glendale CC 290 So. Raceland, La./Hahnville 288 Fr. Fort Worth, Texas/Brewer 193 Sr. Houma, La./Ellender 327 Sr. Houston, Texas/George Bush 195 Jr. New Iberia, La./Westgate 275 Fr. Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian 214 Jr. Lillian, Ala./Foley 167 So. New Orleans, La./Holy Cross 334 Sr. New Orleans, La./L.W. Higgins 180 Fr. Franklinton, La./Franklinton 174 Sr. Rayne, La./Rayne 244 So. Addis, La./Brusly 275 Jr. Houston, Texas/Cisco JC 313 So. Baton Rouge, La./St. Michael the Archangel

TEAM PREVIEWS

No. Name Pos. Ht. 73 Eric Alt OL 6-6 21 Ryan Anglin RB 6-2 19 Jordan Arcement WR 5-11 41 Chris Bermond LB 6-0 12 Demon Bolt WR 5-10 74 Joe Bonner OL 6-5 61 Chris Bordelon OL 6-5 53 Ty Boudreaux LS 5-9 28 Davin Bovie DB 5-11 49 Brenton Bowman LB 5-9 60 Jared Breaux DL 6-2 82 Von Breaux WR 6-3 96 Darrell Brown DL 6-2 52 Kameryon Brown LB 6-0 43 Ryan Bruno LB 6-2 2 Erik Buchanan WR 6-3 39 Darvin Butler DB 5-10 9 Hayden Cardiff QB 6-4 97 Andrew Carter DL 5-10 3 LaQuintin Caston WR 5-10 15 Clint Clement RB 6-1 77 Caleb Cline OL 6-2 27 Byron Cobb DB 5-10 88 Marshall Crawford TE 6-1 42 Josh Dewey DB 5-11 98 Andrew Dolan K/P 6-1 89 Josh Dudley TE 6-2 47 Dorian Durald TE 6-3 5 Carey Fortson WR 6-0 91 Cole Frazier DL 6-3 92 Fernandez Garner DL 6-0 29 Jonathan Gibson DB 6-0 31 Nick Giglio RB 5-8 46 Russ Gisclair RB 5-6 55 Gerald Gruenig OL 6-3 8 Kerry Guidry DB 6-0 16 Jordan Hanberry DB 5-9 14 Josh Hanberry WR 5-7 56 Hunter Hannegan DL 6-1 30 Tyler Harrington LB 5-9 11 Beaux Hebert QB 6-4 22 Dalton Hilliard Jr. RB 5-6 32 Joshua Johnson RB 5-8 18 Toren Joseph DB 6-2 35 Cory Kemps K/P 6-0 6 Landry Klann QB 6-3 25 Rashar Knight LB 6-3 65 Tyler Knowles OL 6-6 99 Ben Landry K 6-2 58 Nick LeBlanc LB 6-2 13 Brian Lewis DB 5-10 23 Terry Lucas Jr. WR 6-0 36 T.J. Lumar DB 6-0 81 Mark Mayberry TE 6-2 38 Dwayne Mitchell LB 6-2 24 Anthony McLean CB 5-11 17 Brad Nelson WR 6-2 10 Chucky Nichols WR 5-9 57 Marcus Parker LB 6-0 33 Jordan Piper LB 5-10 76 Rafe Plaisance OL 6-3 26 Tony Richardson DB 6-3 34 Stephen Richmond RB 5-9 87 Aldaro Russell WR 6-2 85 Nick Scelfo TE 6-4 20 Dwight Storay DB 5-11 94 Jordan Thompson DL 6-1 67 Garrison Trice OL 6-2 4 Jesse Turner RB 5-8 95 Edet Udoh DL 6-2 7 Siegan Vergenal DB 6-0 64 Jake Wallace OL 6-1 44 Marcus Washington RB 5-11 86 Darryl Watson, Jr. WR 5-10 79 Marlon Williams DL 6-2 37 Reggie Wilson RB 5-6 83 Andrew Wynn WR 5-11 63 Brian Young, Jr. DL 6-3 90 Lorenza Young DT 6-2 75 Ryan Zeller OL 6-4

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University Information

Dr. Randall J. Webb University President

Team Information

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School:................................................Northwestern State University Location:.............................................................. Natchitoches, La. Population:........................................................................17,865 Founded:..............................................................................1884 Joined Southland:..................................................................1987 Enrollment:..........................................................................9,191 Nickname:........................................................................ Demons Colors:............................................ Purple & White with Orange Trim President:..........................................................Dr. Randall J. Webb Athletics Director:...........................................................Greg Burke Institutional Representative............................................. Jerry Pierce Faculty Representative:..................................................Jody Biscoe Senior Woman Administrator:........................................Carrie Crowell Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 318-357-4268

Jody Biscoe Faculty Athletics Representative

Greg Burke Athletics Director

Carrie Crowell Senior Woman Administrator

Doug Ireland Sports Information Director

Head Coach:..................................................... Bradley Dale Peveto Alma Mater, Year:.......................................................... SMU, 1986 Record at School, Year in 2012:...................................... 10-23, 4th Career Record, Year in 2012:.......................................... 10-23, 4th Southland Conference Record, Years:....................................6-15, 3 Football Office Phone:............................................. 318-357-5252 Coaching Staff Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coord./Safeties................. Gary DeLoach Howard Payne, 1976 Cornerbacks............................................................De’Von Lockett Northwestern State, 2003 Defensive Linemen.................................................... Adam Federle Ouachita Baptist, 2006 Assoc. Head Coach/Offensive Coord./QBs.......................Todd Cooley Arkansas Tech, 1998 Offensive Linemen......................................................Allen Rudolph Southern Mississippi, 1995 Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends.........................Brendan Farrell Notre Dame, 2000 Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers............................ Jake Simon McPherson College, 2009 Running Backs......................................................... Matt Powledge Sam Houston State, 2009

Football Information

First Year of Football:..............................................................1907 First Year of Southland Football:...............................................1987 All-Time Record, Years:....................................... 503-421-22, 104 All-Time Southland Record, Years:................................. 84-74-2, 25 2011 Overall Record:.............................................................. 5-6 2011 Southland Record, Place:........................................... 3-4, 5th Southland Conference Championships, Last:..........................4, 2004 NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances, Last:............................6, 2004 Offensive Formation:........................................................... Multiple Defensive Formation:............................................................. 4-3-4 Starters Returning Total:................................. 20 Offense:............................... 9 Defense:.............................. 7 Special Teams:...................... 4

Letterwinners Returning Total:................................. 51 Offense:............................. 26 Defense:............................ 23 Special Teams:...................... 2

Starters Lost Total:................................. 18 Offense:............................... 2 Defense:.............................. 4 Special Teams:...................... 1

Letterwinners Lost Total:................................. 15 Offense:............................... 7 Defense:.............................. 7 Special Teams:...................... 1

Turpin Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:................................................................. Turpin Stadium Year Opened:........................................................................1977 Record at Stadium, Years:.......................................... 115-56-1, 35 Capacity:...........................................................................15,971 Surface:..................................................................V-Turf (artificial) Press Box Phone:................................................... 318-357-4529

Media Relations

Football Contact:.......................................................... Doug Ireland E-Mail:............................................................... ireland@nsula.edu Office Phone:......................................................... 318-357-6467 Office Fax:............................................................. 318-357-4515 Cell:...................................................................... 318-471-2086 Other SID:....................................................................Matt Fowler Website:................................................................nsudemons.com Twitter:....................................................................@NSUDemons

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2012 Schedule

Day Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Opponent Time at Texas Tech TBA Arkansas-Monticello 6 p.m. at Nevada TBA Mississippi Valley St. 6 p.m. at McNeese St.* 7 p.m. Lamar* 6 p.m. at Southeastern La.* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. OPEN Nicholls St.* (HC) 6 p.m. at Central Arkansas* (SLCTV) 7 p.m. Sam Houston St.* 6 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin* 6 p.m.


Northwestern State Demons Season Outlook

About the Demons

• Senior receiver/kick returner Phillip Harvey is closing in on the Demons’ career kickoff return yardage record. Harvey has 1,562 career yards, just 81 away from the school career mark by Dennis Smith from 1986-89. College football requires intense, year-round work by players and coaches, culminated by a week (or more) of preparation for 11 game days that, if handled properly, pave the way for more chances to play.

The Landrys visited Natchitoches last December for the always spectacular Natchitoches Christmas Festival, and crossed paths with several from the Northwestern State football program, including quarterback Brad Henderson, head coach Bradley Dale Peveto and offensive coordinator and associate head coach Todd Cooley. There was common ground discussed, mutual admiration expressed. The Landrys, and the Demons, are looking for their best season yet in 2012. With lots of proven experience on hand, there’s reason for optimism. Henderson will play a pivotal role as the triggerman for the Northwestern football team, along with two-time All-America linebacker Derek Rose and NFL Draft prospect Jamaal White, as focal figures in Peveto’s fourth season as head coach. The Demons’ special teams play was noteworthy last year and the stars are back for their senior seasons in 2012: honorable mention All-America kicker John Shaughnessy, explosive kickoff return specialist Phillip Harvey, and highly efficient punter/YouTube personality Nic Russo.

Henderson earned the Demons’ respect before the first play of his first season as a junior college transfer, and in the first game, he came off the bench to earn a spot in the Northwestern record book with 13 consecutive completions as he sparked a comeback win over Delta State. He started the remaining 10 games and set school records for passing aim (61.6 percent) and completions (178-289) while posting the fifth-best season pass yardage total (1,853) and the sixth-ranked total offense (2,057) yardage haul. Harvey is on the verge of becoming Northwestern’s career kickoff return leader, and is averaging 23.7 yards per return in three seasons. He’s taken it long distance to the house as a runner (45 yards last year vs. Texas State), returner (99 yards last year vs. Southeastern Louisiana) and as a receiver (66 yards in 2010 vs. Stephen F. Austin) and had his best spring in 2012, issuing notice he’s ready to shine this fall. Shaughnessy will carry a school record of 12 straight made field goals into the season, finishing the season 14 of 16. The first-team All-Southland performer also is noted for the height and accuracy of his kickoffs, which has helped the Demons defend kickoffs as well as anyone in the league. Rose, on the Buck Buchanan Award watch list for the second straight year, has displayed a knack for game-changing plays all over the field and especially in the red zone. White, an acrobatic and big-hitting safety, hopes to significantly add to his seven-interception total over the past two years after being listed as one of 10 FCS defensive backs to watch by The Sports Network.

• Two redshirt freshmen are second-generation Demons: cornerback Tri McCoy’s father Triand played defensive tackle from 1987-89, starting on the 1988 Southland championship team, and linebacker Robert Fabrizio’s dad Rob was an Northwestern quarterback from 1984-86. Offensive lineman Xavier Jefferson, is the nephew of 1998 starting tailback Brian Jacquet, who helped the Demons win the Southland and reach the national semifinals. • The Demons have brotherhood: junior tailback Rumeall Morris and sophomore Rondarious Morris are brothers, while the older brothers of junior receiver Trevor Goodie (Quinten, a fullback from 2005-09) and true freshman quarterback Daniel Hazlewood (Carl, a tight end in 2003-04) each also played for Northwestern. • Northwestern State had two Academic AllAmerica selections in 2011, senior tight end Justin Aldredge (first team) and senior linebacker Yaser Elqutub (second team). • The Demons had the Southland’s only NFL Draft pick last season, cornerback Jeremy Lane (sixth round, Seattle). • There are five Northwestern alumni in the NFL, two as coaches. Bill Johnson, a Demon center from 1975-78, is the defensive line coach for the Saints. Barry Rubin, an Northwestern tight end from 1978-1980, is the head strength coach with the Eagles. There, he works with newly signed offensive tackle Demetress Bell (Northwestern 1995-97), who spent the first four years of his pro career with the Buffalo Bills as a teammate of standout cornerback Terrence McGee (Northwestern 1999-2002). McGee begins his 10th NFL season in Buffalo this year. Rookie cornerback Jeremy Lane (Northwestern 2008-11) was drafted by Seattle.

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Likewise, for some of Louisiana’s more famous citizens, there’s a lot of preparation leading up to a relatively short season. After spending the other 11 months scouting, for just 30 days each year, Troy and Jacob Landry prowl the marshes and wetlands of the Atchafalaya Swamp, trying to exhaust their supply of state-issued tags during alligator season. Troy’s feverish trademark command “Choot ‘em!” is nationally celebrated by the vast audience of the History Channel’s hit series “Swamp People,” now in its third season.

Harvey and Henderson are at the forefront of Cooley’s plans.

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• Linebacker Derek Rose is the ninth player in school history to become a two-time AllAmerican, the last being defensive tackle Tory Collins in 2004-05. Rose is trying to join linebacker Gary Reasons (1981-83) as the only three-time All-Americans in school history. Reasons is in the College Football Hall of Fame and was the first FCS player to be a three-time AllAmerican since the subdivision formed in 1977.

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Northwestern State Demons The Peveto File Birthdate:...........................................................Dec. 28, 1962 Hometown:...................................................... Beaumont, Texas High School:............................................................Orangefield College:................................................................. SMU, 1987 Wife:............................................................................ Melissa Children:...................................................... Payton Marie, Jake

Bradley Dale Peveto Head Coach Fourth Season Career Record: 10-23 (Three Seasons) NSU Record: 10-23 (Three Seasons)

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Alma Mater: SMU, 1987

CAREER RECORD Year School 2009 Northwestern State 2010 Northwestern State 2011 Northwestern State Totals

Overall 0-11 5-6 5-6 10-23 (.303)

SLC 0-7 4-3 3-4 7-14 (.333)

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NAME YEARS John W. Coolidge 1907-08 J.H. Griffith 1909 Dr. C.G. Pool 1910-12 H. Lee Prather 1913-33 Harry Turpin 1934-56 Jack Clayton 1957-66 Glenn Gossett 1967-71 George Doherty 1972-74 A.L. Williams 1975-82 Sam Goodwin 1983-99 Steve Roberts 2000-01 Scott Stoker 2002-08 Bradley Dale Peveto 2009-present

RECORD 1-3-1 4-1-0 11-7-2 75-50-2 100-92-11 58-35-2 31-14-1 15-17-0 39-45-0 102-88-3 14-9-0 43-38-0 10-23-0

He’s a captain of enthusiasm. He’s a human energy burst. He’s a passionate leader. He’s a documented coaching whiz on defense and special teams. He’s all in, for the long haul. And he’s going to do it the right way. Those qualities have all been evident from the time Bradley Dale Peveto strode to the podium in front of 250 people on Dec. 22, 2008 to shake the hand of Northwestern State director of athletics Greg Burke before making his first remarks as the Demons’ head football coach. He’s known as “Coach Peve” to many and is a fast-bonding friend to anyone who crosses his path. That personality has contributed to a long-recognized knack for recruiting. It’s been borne out at Northwestern both with players and coaches. The Demons’ 2009 signing class, put together in six weeks after Peveto was hired, was ranked No. 1 in Football Championship Subdivision by Rivals.com experts. The 2010 class was rated No. 4 nationally among FCS schools in the Rivals.com rankings the day after National Signing Day. Looking through his coaching staff, Peveto has blended accomplished assistants with top-quality newcomers to Natchitoches such as former Southeastern Louisiana offensive coordinator Allen Rudolph and former Central Arkansas offensive coordinator Todd Cooley. His staff has followed his lead and is active and visible in the community and with alumni and supporters. Peveto is a former LSU co-defensive coordinator whose highly successful 24-year college football coaching career includes the Tigers’ 2007 BCS national championship and Northwestern State’s run to the semifinals of the Division I playoffs in 1998. Still, he hangs his hat just as much on developing the character of his players and emphasizing academics. Daily in preseason camp and regularly throughout the year, the Demons go through “Character Education” sessions with speakers providing advice on life and the pursuit of excellence. His focus on academic achievement is relentless. That showed up right away and was reflected in Northwestern posting one of the most improved Academic Progress Rate scores among any FCS program in his first year, 2009-10. That 42 percent jump was reported in the May 2011 APR release by the NCAA and ranked seventh among the 117 teams in the FCS. Peveto is the 13th head coach in the 102-year history of intercollegiate football at Northwestern. He was defensive coordinator for the Demons from 1996-98 under the school’s winningest head coach, Sam Goodwin. Northwestern won the Southland Conference championship and reached the FCS playoffs in 1997 and 1998, going 12-2 in the Southland and 19-7 overall during those seasons. The 1998 team, an outright conference champion, finished with a No. 3 national ranking after reaching No. 2 at the outset of the national playoffs, hosting three postseason games in Turpin Stadium before a fourth-quarter rally by eventual national champion Massachusetts halted the 11-3 Demons in a semifinal game. The 1997 Demons shared the Southland title by winning six straight games after a 2-3 start, capping the run with a stirring 38-21 homefield triumph over rival Stephen F. Austin. Peveto has also been defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State and Houston, where he was also assistant head coach in 2002. He has also been part of coaching staffs at Arkansas, Southern Mississippi, Stephen F. Austin and Trinity Valley Community College. The Orangefield, Texas, native played in four bowl games from 1982-86 at SMU, where he was a safety, special teams star and team captain while the Mustangs went 43-14. In his three years as defensive coordinator at Northwestern, Peveto’s defense quickly earned the nickname “Purple Swarm” and coined the phrase “Swarm, Baby, Swarm” for his attacking defensive style, which had Northwestern ranked nationally in several statistical categories during each of his three seasons. Four of his players earned All-America honors. Under his direction, the Demon defense also set single-game records for fewest yards allowed, fewest rushing yards allowed, and most quarterback sacks. Northwestern also set school season records for most defensive touchdowns scored. In addition, the “Purple Swarm” also set season records for quarterback sacks in two of his three seasons, accumulating 52 in 1998 and 122 in the last three years. Peveto comes from a family with a rich football coaching tradition. His late father, Ed, coached high school football in the southeast Texas area and was inducted into the Greater Houston Coaches Hall of Honor in 1993 and into the Golden Triangle Coaches Hall of Fame in 1997. Two of his brothers, Jeff and Garey Birt, coached at high schools in the southeast Texas area.


Northwestern State Demons Derek Rose 5-11, 229, Senior Linebacker New Orleans, La. O.P. Walker H.S.

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5-11, 181, Senior Kicker Shreveport, La. C.E. Byrd H.S.

10 6 25 40 32 27 5 16 8 16 83 40 69 79 75 75 61 73 72 66 74 62

Brad Henderson Don Canyon Brand Legendre Chris Dever Jr. Robert Walker Sidney Riley Phillip Harvey Trevor Goodie Clifton Brown Louis Hollier Tucker Nims Chris Dever Jr. Blayne Cole Tchissakid Player Isaac Puapauga Luke Burleson Caleb Stanfield Warren Jones Larry Calcote Josh Cunningham Jeremy Raine Andre Harris

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6-0, 192, Senior Safety Garland, Texas South Garland H.S.

DE DT NT DE OLB MLB WLB CB CB FS SS

54 58 98 99 93 96 87 95 43 46 56 55 7 53 35 20 24 18 10 21 2 14

Anthony Gilbert Keland Johnson Damon Medcafe Deon Simon Lesley Deamer Andrew Bletsch Wade Williams Denzell Hawkins Tyler Smith Ragan Robichaux Derek Rose Reggie Toomer Pat Black Wa’Derrious Sellers Temeni Brewster Ryan Sorrell Rico Albert Imoan Claiborne Bert White Brashard Booker Jamaal White Calvin Morton

Special Teams Listed as one of 10 “defensive backs to watch” in the FCS by the Sports Network ... regarded as a likely 2013 NFL draft selection ... noted for his fierce hitting and athletic, ball-hawking ability, along with a highly emotional style of play ... also has returned kickoffs ... 132 career tackles, seven interceptions, eight pass breakups ... was a 2011 second-team all-conference pick ... started all 11 games at safety last season and intercepted four passes, returning them for 110 yards ... forced two fumbles and broke up three passes ... 59 tackles as a junior, including 12 against Texas State in a rugged 23-10 road win ... two interceptions against SMU with 91 return yards ... two picks against Southeastern Louisiana to help trigger a 51-17 homecoming win by the Demons.

K P LS H KR PR

37 35 63 35 94 48 81 63 5 2 5 2

John Shaughnessy Andy Wickman Nic Russo Andy Wickman Justin Warner Kevin Garza Spencer Harrell Nic Russo Phillip Harvey Jamaal White Phillip Harvey Jamaal White

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Ended 2011 with a streak of 12 consecutive made field goals, a school record ... earned 2011 first-team all-conference accolades ... was also a member of the conference all-academic team and a first-team academic all-district pick by CoSIDA ... earned honorable mentiona All-America honors from Beyond Sports Network ... was 14-for-16 in field goals with a long of 45 ... perfect 4 of 4 from 40-49 yards, including a 42-yard boot at LSU that gave the Demons their first points in 11 meetings with the Tigers ... 3 for 3 on attempts between 30-39 yards ... one punt for 35 yards and a touchback ... 51 kickoffs with an average boot of 61.3 yards and a pair of touchbacks ... career 26 of 41 on field goals (long of 50 as a sophomore vs. Texas State) ... has gone 64 for 70 on PATs.

Jamaal White

QB FB TB WR WR TE RT RG C LG LT

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Two-time All-American ... listed on the preseason watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the nation’s top defensive player ... named a third-team AP All-American as a junior ... was a second-team all-conference choice ... has 245 career tackles, including 138 as a sophomore ... led the team in tackles for the second consecutive year, making 91 tackles in 10 games though missed two games with a hamstring injury ... recorded 68 solo tackles and he assisted on 23… he also led the team with 10 tackles for loss ... two-time Southland defensive player of the week last season after games against Delta State, when he had nine tackles (three for loss) with one quarterback hurry, and at Nicholls State when he spearheaded a shut-out win by recording eight tackles, making one interception and forcing a fumble – with both turnovers led to scores ... he also forced a fumble in a fourth-quarter goal-line stand that preserved a one-score lead in a 23-10 win at Texas State.

John Shaughnessy

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2011 Team Statistics

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NSU Scoring 234 Points Per Game 21.3

OPP 297 27.0

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

174 71 83 20

218 70 127 21

1,187 1,582 395 412 2.9 107.9 12

1,495 1,713 218 377 4.0 135.9 17

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

1,930 187-310-8 6.2 10.3 175.5 12

2,775 213-392-16 7.1 13.0 252.3 17

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

3,117 722 4.3 283.4

4,270 769 5.6 388.2

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

23.1 10.3 11.5

20.7 6.7 14.9

27-14

22-12

86-835 75.9

84-746 67.8

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

64-2,445 38.2 35.8

43-1,730 40.2 35.0

Time of Possession

30:29

29:30

58/170 34%

63/157 40%

6/15 40%

5/22 23%

13-71

28-195

Touchdowns Scored

28

38

Field Goals-Attempts

14-16

12-19

3rd 4th 51 52 96 53

OT Total 0 234 0 297

Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct Sacks By-Yards

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd NSU 82 49 OPP 54 94

2011 Results 5-6 Overall, 3-4 Southland

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Opponent Score Overall Conf. Time Attend Delta State W 24-23 1-0-0 0-0-0 3:22 7,531 at No. 2 LSU 3-49 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 2:55 92,405 at SMU 7-40 L 1-2-0 0-0-0 2:50 20,083 at Nicholls State* W 34-0 2-2-0 1-0-0 2:54 5,781 No. 15 McNeese State* 18-20 L 2-3-0 1-1-0 2:43 10,532 at Lamar* W 37-17 3-3-0 2-1-0 2:58 15,367 Southeastern La.* W 51-17 4-3-0 3-1-0 3:02 10,285 at Texas State W 23-10 5-3-0 3-1-0 3:00 14,473 No. 25 Central Arkansas* 20-45 L 5-4-0 3-2-0 3:07 9,156 at No. 3 Sam Houston State* 17-43 L 5-5-0 3-3-0 3:00 6,643 Stephen F. Austin* 0-33 L 5-6-0 3-4-0 3:05 4,563

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Palmer, D.J. Morris, Rumeall Henderson, Brad Riley, Sidney Endsley, Sterling Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 11 87 350 4.0 3 11 82 296 3.6 2 11 112 204 1.8 0 7 59 159 2.7 3 3 19 47 2.5 2 11 412 1,187 2.9 12 11 377 1,495 4.0 17

Passing Name Henderson, Brad Canyon, Don Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 11 179-290-6 61.7 1,865 12 54 169.5 5 4-9-1 44.4 36 0 25 7.2 11 187-310-8 60.3 1,930 12 54 175.5 11 213-392-16 54.3 2,775 17 64 252.3

Receiving Name Aldredge, Justin Hollier, Louis Palmer, D.J. Henry, T.C. Harvey, Phillip Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 39 514 13.2 2 11 32 235 7.3 3 11 27 257 9.5 1 11 24 283 11.8 1 11 19 279 14.7 1 11 187 1,930 10.3 12 11 213 2,775 13.0 17

Tackles Name Booker, Brashard Rose, Derek Issac, Ricky White, Jamaal Simmons, Lamont

G 11 11 11 10 11

Interceptions Name White, Jamaal Pollard, Cashas Lane, Jeremy Goodie, Trevor Paige, Cortez Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 10 4 110 27.5 0 11 3 36 12.0 0 10 2 24 12.0 0 10 1 0 0.0 0 11 1 0 0.0 0 11 16 184 11.5 0 11 8 119 14.9 3

Long Avg/G 82 31.8 53 26.9 23 18.5 15 22.7 11 15.7 82 107.9 82 135.9

Long Avg/G 40 46.7 36 21.4 54 23.4 48 25.7 37 25.4 54 175.5 64 252.3

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) Sacks (Yds) 39 26 65 3.0 (5) 0.0 (0) 45 16 61 9.0 (24) 0.0 (0) 29 27 56 9.5 (31) 4.0 (19) 39 10 49 1.5 (2) 0.0 (0) 29 19 48 6.0 (24) 0.0 (0) Long 49 30 24 0 0 49 55


Northwestern State Demons Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 1 Keenon Gibson QB 1 JeMarcus Marshall DE 2 Jamaal White S 3 Adam Jones S 4 Rumeall Morris RB 5 Phillip Harvey WR 6 Don Canyon QB 7 Patrick Black LB 7 Roderick Davis WR 8 Clifton Brown WR 9 Rondarious Morris WR 9 Cortez Paige DB 10 Brad Henderson QB 10 Bert White S 11 Sheldon McClain WR 14 Calvin Morton S 15 Grant Chiasson QB 15 Wilbur Myers S 16 Trevor Goodie WR 17 Louis Hollier WR 18 Imoan Clairborne CB 18 Cody Jones WR 20 Ryan Sorrell CB 21 Brashard Booker S 22 Brian Joseph CB 24 Rico Albert CB 24 Daniel Taylor TB 25 Jahvez Barnes CB 25 Brant Legendre FB 26 Darius Poullard CB 27 Sidney Riley RB 31 Fisher Romar RB 32 Robert Walker RB 35 Temeni Brewster CB 35 Andy Wickman PK 36 Casey Toussant WR 37 John Shaughnessy K/P 40 Chris Dever Jr. TE 42 Justin Evans DE 43 Tyler Smith LB 45 Chris Cryer LB 46 Ragan Robichaux LB 47 Jake Bryan TE 50 Colton Moorehead DT 53 Wa’Derrious Sellers LB 54 Anthony Gilbert DE 55 Reggie Toomer LB 56 Derek Rose LB 57 Keland Johnson DE 59 Jacob Merriman LB 61 Caleb Stanfield OL 62 Andre Harris OL 63 Nic Russo K/P 66 Josh Cunningham OL 67 Destry Hesskew OL 69 Blayne Cole OL 70 Isaac Puapuaga OL 72 Larry Calcote OL 73 Warren Jones C 74 Jeremy Raine DL 75 Luke Burleson OL 75 Lorenzo Lenoir DT 77 Pace Murphy OL 78 Xavier Jefferson OL 79 Tchissakid Player OL 81 Spencer Harrell WR 83 Tucker Nims TE 84 Larry Copeland WR 85 JaMarcus Williams WR 87 Wade Williams DE 89 Corey Simmons TE 90 Clarence Lee DE 90 Khris Watkins TE 91 Cornist Broadway DE 92 Leroy Armstrong DE 93 Lesley Deamer DL 94 Justin Warner DS 95 Denzell Hawkins DL 96 Andrew Bletsch DT 98 Damon Medcafe DT 99 Deon Simon DL

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Wt. Cl. Hometown/Last School 181 So. Paulina, La./Lutcher 230 Fr. Natchitoches, La./Natchitoches Central 180 Fr. Zachary, La./Zachary 201 Jr. Jackson, Miss./Forest Hill 275 So. Santa Fe, Texas/Santa Fe 183 Sr. Terrell, Texas/Terrell 185 Sr. Tucker, Ga./Tucker/Saddleback CC 231 Jr. Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish 175 Sr. Richmond, Calif./Albany/Laney CC 230 Sr. Pollock, La./Grant/LSU 305 So. Allen, Texas/Allen/Baylor 284 Sr. Natchez, Miss./Trinity Episcopal 240 So. Dallas, Texas/Lincoln 190 Fr. Thibodaux, La./E.D. White 190 Sr. Alexandria, La./Alexandria Sr. 277 Jr. Overton, Texas/Kilgore 175 Fr. Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield 185 Fr. Natchitoches, La./St. Mary’s 269 So. Smithdale, Miss./Parklane Academy 172 Fr. Many, La./Many 288 Jr. Amite, La./Amite 228 So. Houston, Texas/Northshore 227 So. Haynesville, La./Haynesville 205 So. Houston, Texas/Northshore 245 Sr. Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster 188 Jr. Lafayette, La./Northside/York College 175 Sr. Baton Rouge, La./Catholic 318 So. Lovejoy, Ga./Lovejoy/Auburn 170 Sr. Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster 272 Sr. Houston, Texas/Westfield 210 Sr. Starkville, Miss./East Mississippi CC-Scooba 295 Sr. Canton, Texas/Canton 205 Sr. Lafayette, La./Acadiana 270 Fr. Franklinton, La./Franklinton 245 Jr. Forest, Miss./Forest 190 Fr. Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes 176 Fr. Ville Platte, La./Ville Platte 300 Jr. Macon, Miss./Noxubee Co./E. Mississippi CC 175 Fr. New Orleans, La./Brother Martin 230 So. Jefferson, Texas/Jefferson/Baylor 236 Jr. Baton Rouge, La./Parkview Baptist 260 Fr. Monroe, La./Neville 220 Fr. Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish 186 So. Cibole, Texas/Byron P. Steele/Oklahoma 290 So. Denton, Texas/Denton-Ryan 215 So. Lindale, Texas/Lindale 250 Fr. Tyler, Texas/Chapel Hill 195 So. Bogalusa, La./Bogalusa 201 Jr. Bogalusa, La./Bogalusa 196 Jr. Baton Rouge, La./Glen Oaks 266 Fr. Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep 181 Fr. Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield 262 Jr. Lafayette, La./St. Thomas More 181 Sr. Houston, Texas/Langham Creek 294 Jr. Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill 343 Sr. Pflugerville, Texas/Lanier/Trinity Valley CC 170 Fr. Ville Platte, La./Ville Platte 315 Jr. McKinney, Texas/Boyd/Trinity Valley CC 219 Sr. Columbia, Miss./Columbia 190 So. Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood Park 210 Fr. Port Arthur, Texas/Port Arthur Memorial 229 Sr. New Orleans, La./O.P. Walker 201 Sr. Grand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie 202 So. Monroe, La./Neville 181 Sr. Shreveport, La./C.E. Byrd 255 So. Lawrenceville, Ga./Atlanta Christian/S. Carolina 310 So. Baton Rouge, La./Glen Oaks 222 Jr. Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill 182 Jr. Franklin, La./Franklin Sr./Ark. Baptist College 289 Jr. Natchitoches, La./Natchitoches Central 175 Fr. Convent, La./Lutcher 223 Sr. Alexandria, La./Alexandria Senior 172 So. Maringouin, La./Saint John 191 Jr. Mamou, La./Mamou/Louisiana-Lafayette 210 Fr. Jennings. La./Jennings 196 Sr. Baton Rouge, La./Redemptorist 192 Sr. Garland, Texas/South Garland 187 Fr. Houston, Texas/Cypress Ridge 180 So. Houston, Texas/Westside 235 Sr. Groveton, Texas/Groveton

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No. Name Pos. Ht. 24 Rico Albert CB 6-0 92 Leroy Armstrong DE 6-1 25 Jahvez Barnes CB 6-0 7 Patrick Black LB 6-0 96 Andrew Bletsch DT 6-2 21 Brashard Booker S 6-1 35 Temeni Brewster CB 6-0 91 Cornist Broadway DE 6-4 8 Clifton Brown WR 6-1 47 Jake Bryan TE 6-2 75 Luke Burleson OL 6-6 72 Larry Calcote OL 6-4 6 Don Canyon QB 6-2 15 Grant Chiasson QB 6-0 18 Imoan Clairborne CB 5-11 69 Blayne Cole OL 6-4 84 Larry Copeland WR 6-3 45 Chris Cryer LB 6-4 66 Josh Cunningham OL 6-2 7 Roderick Davis WR 6-2 93 Lesley Deamer DL 6-3 40 Chris Dever Jr. TE 6-2 42 Justin Evans DE 6-4 1 Keenon Gibson QB 6-2 54 Anthony Gilbert DE 6-4 16 Trevor Goodie WR 5-11 81 Spencer Harrell WR 6-0 62 Andre Harris OL 6-3 5 Phillip Harvey WR 5-9 95 Denzell Hawkins DL 6-5 10 Brad Henderson QB 5-11 67 Destry Hesskew OL 6-3 17 Louis Hollier WR 6-1 78 Xavier Jefferson OL 6-2 57 Keland Johnson DE 6-0 3 Adam Jones S 6-2 18 Cody Jones WR 5-11 73 Warren Jones C 6-1 22 Brian Joseph CB 6-0 90 Clarence Lee DE 6-4 25 Brant Legendre FB 5-11 75 Lorenzo Lenoir DT 6-1 1 JeMarcus Marshall DE 6-4 11 Sheldon McClain WR 6-1 98 Damon Medcafe DT 6-0 59 Jacob Merriman LB 6-0 50 Colton Moorehead DT 6-3 9 Rondarious Morris WR 6-1 4 Rumeall Morris RB 5-11 14 Calvin Morton S 6-0 77 Pace Murphy OL 6-6 15 Wilbur Myers S 6-0 83 Tucker Nims TE 6-3 9 Cortez Paige DB 6-1 79 Tchissakid Player OL 6-6 70 Isaac Puapuaga OL 6-1 26 Darius Poullard CB 5-11 74 Jeremy Raine DL 6-4 27 Sidney Riley RB 6-2 46 Ragan Robichaux LB 6-1 31 Fisher Romar RB 6-0 56 Derek Rose LB 5-11 63 Nic Russo K/P 6-1 53 Wa’Derrious Sellers LB 5-11 37 John Shaughnessy K/P 5-11 89 Corey Simmons TE 6-5 99 Deon Simon DL 6-4 43 Tyler Smith LB 5-10 20 Ryan Sorrell CB 5-10 61 Caleb Stanfield OL 6-2 24 Daniel Taylor TB 5-10 55 Reggie Toomer LB 5-10 36 Casey Toussant WR 5-8 32 Robert Walker RB 5-6 90 Khris Watkins TE 6-1 10 Bert White S 5-10 2 Jamaal White S 6-0 35 Andy Wickman PK 6-3 85 JaMarcus Williams WR 6-5 87 Wade Williams DE 6-4

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University Information

Dr. Dana Gibson University President

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School:............................................... Sam Houston State University Location:................................................................Huntsville, Texas Population:........................................................................39,189 Founded:..............................................................................1879 Joined Southland:..................................................................1987 Enrollment:........................................................................17,618 Nickname:........................................................................Bearkats Colors:...................................................................Orange & White President:.............................................................. Dr. Dana Gibson Athletics Director:......................................................Bobby Williams Faculty Representative:...........................................Dr. James Bexley Senior Woman Administrator:.................................... Chris Thompson Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 936-294-1729

Bobby Williams Athletics Director

Head Coach:................................................................... Willie Fritz Alma Mater, Year:........................................... Pittsburgh State, 1983 Record at School, Year in 2012:........................................20-6, 3rd Career Record, Year in 2012:...................................156-58-1, 20th Southland Conference Record, Years:....................................20-6, 2 Football Office Phone:............................................. 936-294-1735 Coaching Staff Offensive Coordinator..................................................... Doug Ruse Northwest Missouri State, 1986 Defensive Coordinator...................................................Scott Stoker Northwestern State, 1990 Secondary...................................................................Ben Beasley McNeese State, 2002 Defensive Line.......................................................Johnny Jernigan Stephen F. Austin, 1994 Running Backs......................................................Anthony Johnson Texas, 2005 Offensive Line................................................................ Bart Tatum Austin College, 1991 Wide Receivers.............................................................Matt Barrett North Carolina State, 1999

Football Information

Chris Thompson Senior Woman Administrator

First Year of Football:..............................................................1912 First Year of Southland Football:...............................................1987 All-Time Record, Years:......................................... 460-444-34, 96 All-Time Southland Record, Years:................................. 77-81-1, 25 2011 Overall Record:............................................................ 14-1 2011 Southland Record, Place:........................................... 7-0, 1st Southland Conference Championships, Last:..........................4, 2011 NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances, Last:............................5, 2011 Offensive Formation:........................................................... Multiple Defensive Formation:........................................................... Multiple

Paul Ridings Sports Information Director

Starters Returning Total:................................. 19 Offense:............................... 8 Defense:.............................. 9 Special Teams:...................... 2

Letterwinners Returning Total:................................. 50 Offense:............................. 24 Defense:............................ 23 Special Teams:...................... 3

Starters Lost Total:................................... 7 Offense:............................... 3 Defense:.............................. 2 Special Teams:...................... 2

Letterwinners Lost Total:................................. 14 Offense:............................... 5 Defense:.............................. 6 Special Teams:...................... 3

Elliott T. Bowers Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:................................................................ Elliott T. Bowers Year Opened:........................................................................1986 Record at Stadium, Years:............................................ 97-42-1, 25 Capacity:...........................................................................12,976 Surface:.................................................................... RealGrassPro Press Box Phone:..................................................(936) 294-1838

Media Relations

Football Contact:...........................................................Paul Ridings E-Mail:................................................................ridings@shsu.edu Office Phone:......................................................... 936-294-1764 Office Fax:............................................................. 936-294-3538 Cell:...................................................................... 936-355-1059 Other SID:................................................................ Jason Barfield Website:.................................................................gobearkats.com Twitter:...................................................................@bearkatsports

2012 Schedule

Date Day Opponent Time Sept. 1 Sat. OPEN Sept. 8 Sat. Incarnate Word 6 p.m. Sept. 15 Sat. at Baylor TBA Sept. 22 Sat. at Central Arkansas* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. Sept. 27 Sat. at Texas Southern 7 p.m. Oct. 6 Sat. vs. Stephen F. Austin*1 (SLCTV) 3 p.m. Oct. 13 Sat. at Nicholls St.* 6 p.m. Oct. 20 Sat. McNeese St.* (HC) 2 p.m. Oct. 27 Sat. at Lamar* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. Nov. 3 Sat. Southeastern La.* 2 p.m. Nov. 10 Sat. at Northwestern St.* 6 p.m. Nov. 17 Sat. at Texas A&M TBA 1 at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas


Sam Houston State Bearkats Season Outlook

About the BearKats

• The Bearkats ranked No. 1 nationally in rushing defense in 2011, holding 11 of their 15 opponents to double digit rushing totals. Only four teams produced more than 300 yards total offense against the Bearkats. Sam Houston also boasted national rankings of No. 2 in scoring defense (14.93 points per game) and turnover margin (plus 28) and No. 3 in total defense (279.93 yards). Taylor also was named to five All-America squads last year and led the Southland’s top defense with 128 tackles. He enters his senior season ranked No. 10 in Bearkat career tackles with 236 stops. Defensive tackle J.T. Cleveland and safety Kenneth Jenkins also were 2011 first-team all-league selections. Cleveland was named to Phil Steele Magazine’s All-America squad. Jenkins stands No. 9 in Sam Houston career stops (240) and was the second-leading tackler for the 2011 team with 240 including 16 for losses. End Andrew Weaver, cornerback Robert Shaw and safety Daxton Swanson also are returning senior starters. Shaw has scored five touchdowns including two on punt blocks and three on interception returns. Swanson led the Southland and ranked No. 3 nationally with eight interceptions last season (a school record). Weaver totaled five sacks. Junior tackles Gary Lorance, end Jarrett Brown and cornerback Bookie Sneed round out the list of returning Bearkat defensive starters. Sneed, Swanson, Lorance and Weaver all were second-team all-league selections in 2011. Fourteen other lettermen return defensively. Four of those players – defensive end Preston Sanders, linebackers Eric Fieilo and Darius Taylor and safety Mike Littleton – have starting experience. Overall, the Bearkat defense features players that have made a total of 131 starts. The offensive outlook is bright as well. Second-team allSouthland quarterback Brian Bell returns. The junior who has passed for 3,450 yards and 27 touchdowns has directed Sam Houston to 19 victories in 23 starts. Junior Torrance Williams, who caught 33 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns, returns at wide receiver while seniors J.D. Standley and T.J. Jones are back at tight end. Senior tackles Kaleb Hopson and Riley Smith and junior guard return in the offensive line. Hopson was a second-team all-Southland selection and is a three-year starter. The Bearkats lost two All-Americans and first-team all-Southland lineman in center Travis Watson and guard Chris Crockett. Second-team all-conference punter Matt Foster (40.2 average), kicker Miguel Antonio (career totals of 98 PATs and 31 field goals) and long snapper Ken Jones return on special teams.

• The 2011 team earned Sam Houston State its highest national poll ranking in its 26-year NCAA Division I FCS history. The Bearkats stood No. 2 in the final 2011 poll and were ranked No. 1 from Nov. 20 until Jan. 9. Previously, the program’s highest ranking was No. 3 twice during the 2004 season. • Sam Houston took a 16-game win streak into the NCAA Division I Championship Game. The streak included the final two games of 2010 and a 14-0 run in 2011. The 16 consecutive victories stand as the longest Bearkat winning streak in school history. The previous record was 12 games in 1955 and 1956. • Sam Houston begins its 97th season Sept. 8 when the Bearkats kickoff against Incarnate Word in Huntsville. The Bearkats own a 52-40-4 record in season opening games. Sam Houston has won 11 of its last 14 season openers and owns a 17-9 record in opening games since moving to Division I in 1986. • Five players who were named to at least one All-America squad during the 2011 season return. Running back Tim Flanders and safety Darnell Taylor were named to five All-America squads; defensive back Dax Swanson was a twotime selection and offensive specialist Richard Sincere and defensive end J.T. Cleveland were each selected to one All-America listing. • Junior running Tim Flanders finished seventh in the 2011 Walter Payton Award voting and was named to five All-America squads. He led the conference in rushing and scoring and stood No. 2 in the nation in scoring and No. 27 nationally in rushing. The 2011 conference player of the year has set 18 Sam Houston records in his two seasons at Sam Houston.

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In the 96-year history of Sam Houston State football, there has never been a year like 2011. The Bearkats rolled up 14 consecutive victories to earn the program’s first No. 1 ranking in Division I and a berth in the NCAA Division I Championship Game. The Bearkats were the only FCS team to go 11-0 through the regular season. Sam Houston won the Southland Conference championship with a perfect 7-0 mark, out-scoring league opponents 30867. The Bearkats led the league offensively in rushing, scoring and pass efficiency and defensively in rushing, total defense, scoring, pass efficiency and turnover margin. Nationally, Sam Houston ranked No. 1 in rushing defense, No. 2 in scoring defense and turnover margin, No. 4 in scoring offense and pass efficiency defense and No. 6 in rushing offense. The only blemish on the Bearkats’ record was a 17-6 loss to North Dakota State in the NCAA Division I Championship Game in Frisco, Texas in a hard-fought defensive battle. In 2012, Bearkat head coach Willie Fritz and his staff return 50 lettermen including 19 starters. That includes five of the seven players who earned All-America honors, 14 of the 18 all-conference selections and all three of the league’s major award winners. Running back Tim Flanders, “wildkat” Richard Sincere and safety Darnell Taylor were named, respectively, as conference player of the year, offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year. Flanders was named to six All-America squads including American Football Coaches Association first-team and Associated Press second-team honors. He finished seventh in voting for the Walter Payton Award. In two years, Flanders has rushed for 2,592 yards and 35 touchdowns. He has set 18 school records. His 24 touchdowns and 144 points in 2011 set a Southland season mark. His 2011 rushing total of 1,644 yards broke the old mark of 1,593 yards by Claude Mathis of Texas State in 1997. Sincere produced 1,464 all-purpose yards and scored 13 touchdowns, rushing for 979 yards in Sam Houston’s “wildkat” formation and catching 26 passes for 485 yards as a wide receiver. Flanders and Sincere combined for 43 plays of more than 20 yards during the 2011 season.

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• Sam Houston’s 20-6 record during Willie Fritz’s two seasons as the Bearkats’ head coach is the best two-year mark in the program’s 96-year history. Sam Houston won 17 games in 1985-86 (8-3 and 9-1) and in 2000-01 (7-4 and 10-3) under head coach Ron Randleman.

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Sam Houston State Bearkats The Fritz File Birthdate:.............................................................April 2, 1960 Hometown:..............................................Shawnee Mission, Kan. High School:.....................................Shawnee Mission Northwest College:.................................................... Pittsburg State, 1983 Wife:.............................................................................. Susan Children:..................................................Wesley, Elaine, Brooke

Willie Fritz Head Coach Third Season Career Record: 156-58-1 (18 Seasons) SHSU Record: 20-6 (Two Seasons)

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Alma Mater: Pittsburg State, 1983

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CAREER RECORD Year School 1993 Blinn Junior College 1994 Blinn Junior College 1994 Blinn Junior College 1995 Blinn Junior College Blinn Total

Overall 6-3-1 9-2-0 12-0-0 12-0-0 39-5-1

SLC — — — — .878

1997 Central Missouri 1998 Central Missouri 1999 Central Missouri 2000 Central Missouri 2001 Central Missouri 2002 Central Missouri 2003 Central Missouri 2004 Central Missouri 2005 Central Missouri 2006 Central Missouri 2007 Central Missouri 2008 Central Missouri 2009 Central Missouri UCM Total

5-6-0 8-3-0 7-4-0 7-4-0 10-2-0 10-2-0 9-2-0 7-4-0 7-3-0 5-6-0 7-4-0 7-4-0 8-3-0 97-47-0

— — — — — — — — — — — — — .674

6-5 14-1 20-6 156-58-1

4-3 7-0 11-3 .729

2010 Sam Houston State 2011 Sam Houston State SHSU Total CAREER TOTAL

COACHING HISTORY NAME YEARS S.R. Warner 1912-13 Gene Barry 1914-19 James Gee 1920-22 J.W. Jones 1923-35 H.O. Crawford 1936-37 T.F. Wilson 1938-51 Paul Pierce 1952-67 Tom Page 1968-71 Allen Boren 1972-73 Billy Tidwell 1974-77 Melvin Brown 1978-81 Ron Randleman 1982-04 Todd Whitten 2005-09 Willie Fritz 2010-present

RECORD 5-3-1 14-15-1 6-7-4 54-53-10 7-12 50-49-6 94-52-7 20-19-3 7-14-0 11-26-1 12-29-0 132-124-3 25-28-0 20-6-0

Willie Fritz has directed Sam Houston State to a 20-6 record in his two seasons as Bearkat head football coach. The 20 victories rank as Sam Houston’s most victories in a two-year span. Fritz earned Southland Conference Coach of the Year and American Football Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year honors after Sam Houston State posted a 14-0 season mark to earn a spot in the NCAA Division I National Championship game and the Southland Conference championship. The 14 victories stand as the most in one season in Sam Houston’s 96 years of football. Combined with a pair of victories at the end of the 2010 schedule, the Bearkats’ 16-game win streak is the longest in school history and was the longest current streak in FCS play going into the national championship game. Fritz, who has produced an overall record of 156 victories, 58 losses and one tie as a head coach, became the 14th head football coach at Sam Houston State on Dec. 18, 2011. In his two seasons, he has taken a program that went 5-6 the year before his hiring to a 14-1 mark, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I playoffs and a No. 2 final national ranking in 2011. Sam Houston’s 14 victories in 2011 included a perfect 7-0 Southland record to give the Bearkats their first undisputed Southland title. During his 30-year career, Fritz has been part of programs both as a head coach and an assistant that have rolled up an overall record of 220 wins, 84 losses and five ties. The record includes nine appearances in post-season play (bowl games or playoff appearances) and 10 conference titles. Fritz came to Huntsville from Central Missouri were he ranked as the “winningest” coach in the Mules’ 113-year football history. Fritz rolled up a 97-47 record in 13 seasons as Central Missouri head coach. In 11 of those seasons, Central Missouri posted winning records. He is the only Central Missouri head coach to produce eight consecutive seasons of seven or more wins. Fritz served as a graduate assistant for Bearkat squads that went 16-6 in 1984-85 and won the 1985 Gulf Star Conference championship He was the secondary and special teams coach for the Bearkats in 1991 and 1992, helping lead Sam Houston to a Southland Conference championship and starting a special teams success tradition that lasted more than a decade. The “block party” saw Kat special teams block 80 punts, field goals and extra points in the 14 seasons from 1991 to 2004. From 1993 to 1996, Fritz was head coach at Blinn College where turned around a program that had gone 5-24-1 in its three previous seasons. In just a short time, he produced a 39-5-1 record and two national junior college championships. For his efforts at Blinn, Fritz has been inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame. As head coach at Central Missouri, Fritz led the Mules to their first post-season berth in 32 years when they defeated Minnesota-Duluth in the 2001 Mineral Water Bowl. A year later, Central Missouri earned its first NCAA Division II playoff berth after winning the Mid-America Athletic Association (MIAA) championship. Fritz coached 152 All-MIAA performers including 41 first team selections and 24 AllAmericans. Fritz ranks No. 15 among active NCAA Division II head coach in victories. In his 13 years at UCM, the Mules enjoyed an 84 percent graduation rate with three Academic AllAmericans, 14 Academic All-Region and 144 MIAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll selections. Central Missouri ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division II football attendance. Fritz was the second member of his family to coach at Central Missouri. His father, the late Harry Fritz, was the Mules’ head football coach in 1952 and later become executive director of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Fritz played college football at Pittsburg State University where he was a four-year starter as a defensive back and played on two conference championship teams. He was a student assistant coach for the Gorillas in 1982. Fritz served as an assistant football coach at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Kansas in 1983 and at Willis High School in Texas in 1986 and was defensive coordinator at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas from 1987 to 1990. Fritz and his wife Susan have three children, Wesley, Elaine and Brooke.


Sam Houston State Bearkats Tim Flanders 5-9, 210, Junior Running Back Midwest City, Okla. Midwest City H.S. Kansas State University

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5-10, 180, Junior Wide Receiver Galveston, Texas Galveston Ball H.S.

11 5 20 4 18 14 10 82 6 9 83 46 70 67 57 54 76 79 72 67 77 67

Brian Bell Chris Grett Tim Flanders Ryan Wilson Trey Diller Melvis Pride Torrance Williams Stephen Williams Richard Sincere Brandon Wilkerson T.J. Jones J.D. Standley Dan Jenkins Riley Smith Chris Rogers Gavareon Marshall Matt Boyles Justin Havard Joey White Riley Smith Kaleb Hopson Riley Smith

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6-0,195, Senior Defensive Back Mesquite, Texas Mesquite H.S.

DE DT NG DE WLB MLB SLB CB CB DB DB

92 91 59 95 60 99 97 34 51 37 36 43 38 27 17 39 7 28 23 16 32 31

Andrew Weaver Preston Sanders J.T. Cleveland John Trotter Gary Lorance Forbes Baggett Jarrett Brown Casey DeVries Eric Fieilo Jeremy Jackson Darius Taylor Jesse Beauchamp Darnell Taylor Mike Littleton Bookie Sneed Deantrey Loche Daxton Swanson Chuks Orabuchi Robert Shaw Desmond Fite Kenneth Jenkins Michael Wade

Special Teams Named to five All-America squads last season ... voted Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference honors last season ... led the Bearkat defense with 128 tackles, the highest season total for a Sam Houston defender since 1988 ... ranked 10th in Bearkat career tackles (236) ... totaled 20 career tackles for loss including seven sacks ... has three interceptions and three fumble recoveries to his credit ... posted double-digit tackles in eight games, including a season-best of 12 in victory at McNeese State ... twice voted defensive player of the week ... started 34 games at Sam Houston.

K P LS H KR PR

2 33 12 63 46 5 18 26 18 7

Miguel Antonio James French Matt Foster TBA Ken Jones J.D. Standley Chris Grett TBA Trey Diller Keshawn Hill Trey Diller Dax Swanson

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Runs wildcat formation and starts as a wide receiver ... earned Southland offensive player of the year honors and was a first-team all-conference selection last season ... ranks 12th in school’s all-purpose yards (1,959) ... one of only 29 Bearkats to amass more than 1,000 career rushing yards (1,261) ... first-team All-America selection by College Sporting News last season ... ranked third in the conference in rushing (979 yards) and seventh in scoring (78 points) ... ran for more than 100 yards in five games ... posted 14 runs of more than 20 yards, including a long of 52 and touchdown dashes of 50 and 45 yards ... caught touchdown passes of 77 and 62 yards with five other passes longer than 20 yards.

Darnell Taylor

QB RB WR WR WR TE RT RG C LG LT

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Second all-time leading rusher in only two seasons at Sam Houston State ... rushed for 2,592 yards in 25 games ... only 97 yards away from passing Charles Harris to become school’s all-time leader ... finished seventh in 2011 Walter Payton Award voting ... named to six All-America squads last season ... named Southland Conference Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference honors ... led the Southland in rushing (109.6 yards per game) and ranked second in the nation in all-purpose yards per game (137.2) ... ranked fourth nationally in scoring ... set conference record in single-season records for most touchdowns (24), points (144) and rushing yards (1,644) ... set 18 school records including most career 100-yard performances (15), most 100-yard games in a season (eight), and marks for touchdowns, points and rushing yards ... named Southland’s Freshman of the Year in 2010.

Richard Sincere

DEPTH CHART

20

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Sam Houston State Bearkats 2011 Team Statistics

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Scoring Points Per Game

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SHSU 554 36.9

OPP 224 14.9

277 167 89 21

228 54 138 36

3,839 4,200 361 700 5.5 255.9 46

1,094 1,425 331 413 2.6 72.9 9

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

2,274 156-274-8 8.3 14.6 151.6 22

3,105 273-545-23 5.7 11.4 207.0 16

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

6,113 974 6.3 407.5

4,199 958 4.4 279.9

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

21.2 8.5 13.9

19.3 2.8 17.8

Fumbles-Lost

22-6

29-19

101-1,017 67.8

103-781 52.1

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

73-2,894 39.6 36.2

94-3,663 39.0 33.2

Time of Possession

33:40

26:20

84/206 41%

62/216 29%

6/13 46%

14/27 52%

31-174

11-82

Touchdowns Scored

72

28

Field Goals-Attempts

17-25

10-18

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct Sacks By-Yards

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd SHSU 119 149 OPP 16 68

3rd 4th 180 100 38 99

OT Total 6 554 3 224

2011 Results 14-1 Overall, 7-0 Southland

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Jan. 7

Opponent Score Western Illinois W 20-6 No. 18 Central Arkansas* W 31-10 at New Mexico WOT 48-45 UTSA W 22-7 vs. Stephen F. Austin* W 45-10 Nicholls State* W 47-7 at No. 24 McNeese State* W 38-14 Lamar* W 66-0 at Southeastern La.* W 38-9 Northwestern State* W 43-17 at Texas State W 36-14 Stony Brook W 34-27 Montana State W 49-13 Montana W 31-28 vs. North Dakota State 6-17 L

Overall Conf. Time Attend 1-0-0 0-0-0 2:54 6,720 2-0-0 1-0-0 2:44 9,831 3-0-0 1-0-0 3:38 16,313 4-0-0 1-0-0 3:00 6,889 5-0-0 2-0-0 5:05 25,083 6-0-0 3-0-0 2:49 6,483 7-0-0 4-0-0 2:35 12,742 8-0-0 5-0-0 1:07 6,575 9-0-0 6-0-0 3:05 4,871 10-0-0 7-0-0 3:00 6,643 11-0-0 7-0-0 2:47 15,613 12-0-0 7-0-0 3:20 8,161 13-0-0 7-0-0 3:10 9,077 14-0-0 7-0-0 3:15 12,367 14-1-0 7-0-0 3:17 20,586

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Flanders, Tim Sincere, Richard Wilson, Ryan Hill, Keyshawn Williams, Torrance Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 15 298 1,644 5.5 22 15 129 979 7.6 9 14 85 371 4.4 5 13 53 330 6.2 1 15 19 277 14.6 3 15 700 3,839 5.5 46 15 413 1,094 2.6 9

Passing Name Bell, Brian Sprowls, Greg Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 14 143-243-7 58.8 2,069 20 80 147.8 9 12-25-1 48.0 203 1 50 22.6 15 156-274-8 56.9 2,274 22 80 151.6 15 273-545-23 50.1 3,105 16 92 207.0

Receiving Name Flanders, Tim Williams, Torrance Sincere, Richard Diller, Trey Blanton, Keith Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 15 34 414 12.2 2 15 33 450 13.6 3 15 26 485 18.7 4 15 14 263 18.8 3 13 14 241 17.2 2 15 156 2,274 14.6 22 15 273 3,105 11.4 16

Tackles Name Taylor, Darnell Jenkins, Kenneth Taylor, Darius David, Kash Sneed, Bookie

G 15 13 15 15 15

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) 79 45 124 8.0 (25) 55 31 86 5.0 (14) 37 36 73 5.5 (12) 32 37 69 8.5 (34) 39 22 61 3.5 (19)

Sacks (Yds) 3.0 (14) 1.0 (5) 1.0 (6) 3.0 (24) 2.0 (14)

Interceptions Name Swanson, Dax Jenkins, Kenneth Sneed, Bookie Weaver, Andrew Taylor, Darius Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 15 8 117 14.6 0 13 3 23 7.7 0 15 3 0 0.0 0 15 2 30 15.0 0 15 2 39 19.5 0 15 23 320 13.9 2 15 8 142 17.8 1

Long 64 14 0 23 31 64 63

Long Avg/G 69 109.6 52 65.3 37 26.5 38 25.4 59 18.5 69 255.9 65 72.9

Long Avg/G 50 27.6 51 30.0 77 32.3 80 17.5 55 18.5 80 151.6 92 207.0


Sam Houston State Bearkats Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 1 Emory Miller WR 2 Miguel Antonio K 4 Ryan Wilson RB 5 Chris Grett QB 6 Richard Sincere WR 7 Dax Swanson CB 8 Don King QB 9 Brandon Wilkerson WR 10 Torrance Williams WR 11 Brian Bell QB 12 Jarrell Crenshaw DB 12 Matt Foster P 13 Kevin Matthews WR 14 Shelby Davis DB 14 Melvis Pride WR 17 Bookie Sneed CB 19 Matt Merkins QB 20 Tim Flanders RB 21 Desmond Fite S 22 Tristan Eche S 23 Robert Shaw S 24 Vincent Dotson RB 25 Ridgeway Frank RB 26 Keyshawn Hill RB 27 Mike Littleton S 28 Chuks Orabuchi CB 29 Andre Moseley DB 30 Greg Johnson WR 31 Michael Wade DB 32 Kenneth Jenkins S 33 Steven Hicks RB 34 Casey Devries DE 36 Darius Taylor LB 37 Jeremy Jackson LB 38 Darnell Taylor DB 39 Deantrey Loche CB 43 Jesse Beauchamp LB 46 J.D. Standley TE 47 Nigel Robertson LB 48 Braden King TE 50 Collin Callahan LB 51 Eric Fieilo LB 53 Kevin Jackson LB 54 Gavareon Marshall DL 55 Emmanuel Omoegbele DE 56 Zachary Stevens OL 57 Chris Rogers OL 58 Ishmael Thorns DE 59 J.T. Cleveland DL 60 Richard Lolohea OL 61 R.J. Earls OL 62 Shane Weeks OL 63 Ken Jones DS 66 Gary Lorance DT 67 Riley Smith OL 68 James DeLaRosa DL 69 Rochlan Drain OL 70 Dan Jenkins OL 72 Joey White OL 73 Brandon DeWitt OL 74 Donald Jackson OL 75 Jeremy Robison OL 76 Matt Boyles OL 77 Kaleb Hopson OL 79 Justin Havard OL 81 Jarrett Brown DE 81 Rickey Smith WR 82 Stephen Williams WR 83 T.J. Jones TE 84 Beau Smith TE 87 Brandon Ashcraft WR 88 Trey Diller WR 88 K.J. Williams TE 89 Shane Young TE 90 Andrew Weaver DE 91 Preston Sanders DE 92 Mouf Adebo LB 95 John Trotter DL 96 Marco Segura DT 97 Sione Latu DT 99 Forbes Baggett DT

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Wt. Cl. Hometown/Last School 215 Fr. Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield 175 Sr. Lovelady, Texas/Lovelady 165 Fr. Robinson, Texas/Robinson 285 Jr. Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville 225 Jr. Klein, Texas/Collins 175 Jr. China Spring, Texas/China Spring 275 So. Southlake, Texas/Carroll 265 Jr. Arlington, Texas/Oklahoma 225 Fr. Houston, Texas/ Cy Ridge 290 Jr. Baytown, Texas/Lee 185 Fr. Pearland, Texas/Dawson 175 Fr. Texarkana, Texas/Texas 275 Fr. Fort Worth, Texas/Brewer 240 Fr. Dalhart, Texas/Dalhart 285 Fr. Lawton, Okla./Lawtwon 200 Sr. Spring, Texas/Wofford 180 Sr. DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto 255 Fr. Chatfield, Texas/Corsicana 265 Fr. Clute, Texas/Brazoswood 200 Fr. Waco, Texas/Waco 220 Sr. Euless, Texas/Trinity 185 So. Tatum, Texas/ Tatum 210 Jr. Midwest City, Okla./Kansas St. 195 Sr. Melbourne, Australia/Purdue 180 So. Spring, Texas/Spring 200 Fr. Conroe, Texas/Oak Ridge 275 So. Diboll, Texas/Diboll 190 Fr. Mesquite, Texas/Poteet 185 So. Klein, Texas/Klein 300 Sr. Early, Texas/Early 270 Fr. Kilgore, Texas/Kilgore 215 So. Bellville, Texas/Bellville 200 Fr. Tomball, Texas/Tomball 290 Sr. Gilmer, Texas/Missouri 195 Sr. Galveston, Texas/Ball 170 Fr. Del City, Okla./Del City 230 Jr. Spring, Texas/Klein Collins 245 Sr. Tyler, Texas/Lee 240 Fr. Longview, Texas/Longview 205 Fr. Waxahachie, Texas/Waxahachie 270 Fr. Euless, Texas/Trinity 205 Sr. Galveston, Texas/Ball 170 Jr. Diboll, Texas/Diboll 305 Fr. Euless, Texas/Trinity 290 Jr. New Boston, Texas/New Boston 245 Fr. Freeport, Texas/ Brazosport 195 Sr. Galveston, Texas/Ball 180 So. Marble Falls, Texas/Marble Falls 195 Jr. Mesquite, Texas/Wyoming 190 Fr. Wylie, Texas/Wylie 240 Fr. Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor 175 So. Denton, Texas/Guyer 195 Sr. Odessa, Texas/Permian 225 Fr. Dallas, Texas/Skyline 300 Fr. Garrison, Texas/Garrison 270 Sr. Littleton, Colo./Iowa Central 255 Jr. Red Oak, Texas/Red Oak 255 Sr. Cypress, Texas/New Mexico Highlands 195 Sr. Converse, Texas/Judson 180 Jr. Galveston, Texas/Ball 230 Fr. Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park 200 So. College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated 300 Sr. Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville 185 Jr. Conroe, Texas/Conroe 245 Sr. Madisonville, Texas/Madisonville 270 Fr. Cypress, Texas/Fairbanks 185 Sr. Waco, Texas/Toledo 240 Sr. Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite 195 Sr. Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite 245 Fr. Dallas, Texas/ Woodrow Wilson 265 So. Rusk, Texas/Rusk 195 So. Arp, Texas/Arp 240 Jr. Waco, Texas/Texas A&M 265 Fr. Garland, Texas/Sachse 305 So. Wimberley, Texas/Wimberley 190 Fr. LaGrange, Texas/LaGrange 250 Sr. Norman, Okla./ Texas A&M 180 Fr. Round Rock, Texas/Stoney Point 170 Jr. Waco, Texas/Connally 195 Jr. Carrollton, Texas/Creekview 235 So. Lago Vista, Texas/Lago Vista

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No. Name Pos. Ht. 92 Mouf Adebo LB 6-1 2 Miguel Antonio K 5-10 87 Brandon Ashcraft WR 6-3 99 Forbes Baggett DT 6-2 43 Jesse Beauchamp LB 6-0 11 Brian Bell QB 6-2 76 Matt Boyles OL 6-3 81 Jarrett Brown DE 6-3 50 Collin Callahan LB 6-1 59 J.T. Cleveland DL 6-0 12 Jarrell Crenshaw DB 5-11 14 Shelby Davis DB 5-11 68 James DeLaRosa DL 6-1 34 Casey Devries DE 6-4 73 Brandon DeWitt OL 6-3 88 Trey Diller WR 6-2 24 Vincent Dotson RB 5-8 69 Rochlan Drain OL 6-4 61 R.J. Earls OL 6-2 22 Tristan Eche S 5-10 51 Eric Fieilo LB 5-11 21 Desmond Fite S 5-10 20 Tim Flanders RB 5-9 12 Matt Foster P 6-6 5 Ridgeway Frank RB 5-9 5 Chris Grett QB 6-1 79 Justin Havard OL 6-5 33 Steven Hicks RB 5-8 26 Keyshawn Hill RB 5-10 77 Kaleb Hopson OL 6-6 74 Donald Jackson OL 6-2 37 Jeremy Jackson LB 6-0 53 Kevin Jackson LB 5-11 70 Dan Jenkins OL 6-4 32 Kenneth Jenkins S 5-10 30 Greg Johnson WR 5-10 63 Ken Jones DS 6-1 83 T.J. Jones TE 6-3 48 Braden King TE 6-4 8 Don King QB 6-2 97 Sione Latu DT 6-0 27 Mike Littleton S 6-0 39 Deantrey Loche CB 5-10 60 Richard Lolohea OL 6-1 66 Gary Lorance DT 6-0 54 Gavareon Marshall DL 6-3 13 Kevin Matthews WR 5-9 19 Matt Merkins QB 6-1 1 Emory Miller WR 5-11 29 Andre Moseley DB 5-10 55 Emmanuel Omoegbele DE 6-1 28 Chuks Orabuchi CB 6-0 14 Melvis Pride WR 5-11 47 Nigel Robertson LB 5-11 75 Jeremy Robison OL 6-4 57 Chris Rogers OL 5-11 91 Preston Sanders DE 6-3 96 Marco Segura DT 6-0 23 Robert Shaw S 6-0 6 Richard Sincere WR 5-10 84 Beau Smith TE 6-6 81 Rickey Smith WR 6-1 67 Riley Smith OL 6-4 17 Bookie Sneed CB 6-0 46 J.D. Standley TE 6-3 56 Zachary Stevens OL 6-1 7 Dax Swanson CB 5-11 36 Darius Taylor LB 6-0 38 Darnell Taylor DB 6-0 58 Ishmael Thorns DE 6-2 95 John Trotter DL 6-3 31 Michael Wade DB 5-11 90 Andrew Weaver DE 6-1 62 Shane Weeks OL 6-3 72 Joey White OL 6-4 9 Brandon Wilkerson WR 6-1 88 K.J. Williams TE 6-3 82 Stephen Williams WR 5-9 10 Torrance Williams WR 5-8 4 Ryan Wilson RB 5-10 89 Shane Young TE 6-3

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Southeastern Louisiana Lions

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University Information

Dr. John L. Crain University President

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School:..........................................Southeastern Louisiana University Location:.........................................................Hammond, Louisiana Population:........................................................................20,019 Founded:..............................................................................1925 Joined Southland:..................................................................1997 Enrollment:........................................................................15,414 Nickname:............................................................................ Lions Colors:......................................................................Green & Gold President:..............................................................Dr. John L. Crain Athletics Director:.......................................................... Bart Bellairs Faculty Representative:............................................... Dr. Joe Morris Senior Woman Administrator:.............................Mary Kathryn Borland Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 985-549-5466

Bart Bellairs Athletics Director

Mary Kathryn Borland Senior Woman Administrator

Matt Sullivan Sports Information Director

Head Coach:............................................................... Ron Roberts Alma Mater, Year:....................................................UT Martin, 1990 Record at School, Year in 2012:.......................................... 0-0, 1st Career Record, Year in 2012:.......................................... 47-16, 6th Southland Conference Record, Years:................................... 0-0, 1st Football Office Phone:............................................. 985-549-5550 Coaching Staff Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks............................... Greg Stevens Eastern Oregon, 1992 Associate Head Coach/Running Backs.............................. E.K. Franks Central Oklahoma, 2000 Receivers/Special Teams Coordinator............................Chet Pobolish Emporia State, 1999 Offensive Line...............................................................Travis Mikel Delta State, 2007 Tight Ends.............................................................. Sean O’Sullivan Mars Hill, 2009 Defensive Coordinator/Safeties...................................... Pete Golding Delta State, 2005 Defensive Line...........................................................Brandon Lacy Kansas, 2003 Linebackers.................................................................... Karl Scott McMurry, 2007 Cornerbacks..........................................................Tyronee Williams Mars Hill, 1999

Football Information

First Year of Football:..............................................................1930 First Year of Southland Football:...............................................2005 All-Time Record, Years:......................................... 312-284-17, 62 All-Time Southland Record, Years:.......................................14-33, 7 2011 Overall Record:.............................................................. 3-8 2011 Southland Record, Place:........................................... 1-6, 7th Southland Conference Championships, Last:.............................. None NCAA Championships Appearances, Last:................................. None Offensive Formation:........................................................... Multiple Defensive Formation:............................................................. 3-3-5 Starters Returning Total:................................. 20 Offense:............................... 7 Defense:.............................. 9 Special Teams:...................... 4

Letterwinners Returning Total:................................. 50 Offense:............................. 22 Defense:............................ 23 Special Teams:...................... 5

Starters Lost Total:................................... 6 Offense:............................... 4 Defense:.............................. 2 Special Teams:...................... 0

Letterwinners Lost Total:................................. 16 Offense:............................... 7 Defense:............................ 18 Special Teams:...................... 1

Strawberry Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:...........................................................Strawberry Stadium Year Opened:........................................................................1937 Record at Stadium, Years:............................. 150-92-3 (since 1946) Capacity:.............................................................................7,408 Surface:................................................... UBU-Speed Series-S5-M Press Box Phone:...................................... 985-549-2443 or 2444

Media Relations

Football Contact:.......................................................... Matt Sullivan E-Mail:...............................................................rsullivan@selu.edu Office Phone:........................................................(985) 549-2142 Office Fax:............................................................(985) 549-3773 Cell:.....................................................................(985) 981-0009 Other SIDs:.....................................Kemmler Chapple, Damon Sunde Website:...................................................................LionSports.net Twitter:.......................................................................@sluathletics

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 13 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 15

2012 Schedule

Day Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Opponent Time at Missouri TBA South Dakota St. 7 p.m. at UT Martin 6 p.m. McNeese St.* 7 p.m. at Lamar* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. at UAB TBA Northwestern St.* (SLCTV) 3 p.m. OPEN Central Arkansas* (HC) 7 p.m. at Sam Houston St.* 2 p.m. Stephen F. Austin* 7 p.m. at Nicholls St.* 6 p.m.


Southeastern Louisiana Lions Season Outlook

About the Lions

• On its 2012 roster, Southeastern has players from 12 states, including 45 from the state of Louisiana and 19 from the state of Texas.

returning players as the Lions focused heavily in recruiting run-stoppers to aid the defense. Seth Sebastian returns for his junior season as the Lions’ kicker while the punting duties are in solid hands with Beau Mothe and Matt McCormick. After a freshman season in which he set school and Southland Conference records and finished 10th overall in the inaugural Jerry Rice Award, Jordan Wells will once again be the main kickoff returner. While Roberts is new to the Division I head coaching scene, he is no stranger to the Southland as he spent the 2003 season as the defensive coordinator at then league member Texas State. And by competing in one of the top Division II leagues in the country, Roberts knows about the talent and rugged competition in the Southland. “One of the great things about this conference is that there are some quality athletes,” Roberts said. “There are a lot of athletes in this conference that can play anywhere in the country. So you’re playing top-notch competition. The strength of the conference, from the top on down, obviously makes it a tough league and you have to be ready to play every Saturday and if you don’t show up and bring your ‘A’ game, you’re not going to do well. After getting a thorough look at his new team during spring practice, Roberts believes the Lions can regain their legacy and give fans in Hammond something they’ve been looking for since returning to the gridiron a decade ago – a winner. “Our kids have a great work ethic and I think they are resilient and will handle anything that you throw at them,” Roberts said. “Winning is all about expectations and what you demand of yourself on a daily basis. It’s ‘do you have the mindset to come in here and play ball or are you coming in here to work towards a championship?’ “We’re getting to that part, but it’s a process to learn how to conduct yourself on a daily basis … how you do your business and just taking care of things that need to be taken care of to know that you’re going to reap the reward down the road. I started to see that as the spring finished up. We did a great job in the weight room. We got better during spring practice. But we have to start back in August and make sure we’re on a journey every day and getting better as a football team.”

• Quarterback Brian Young enters his senior season ranked fourth in career attempts (584), third in completions (332) and third in passing yards (3,867). His 2,855 passing yards in 2011 were the third-most in school history and is 259.55 passing yards per game were 18th among FCS quarterbacks.

• Zeke Jones’ 20 career rushing touchdowns rank fifth in school history. Since returning football in 2003, only Jay Lucas (22) has rushed for more touchdowns in a career.

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As it enters its 10th season on the gridiron since its historic return in 2003, Southeastern Louisiana looks to restore a legacy that saw it claim seven conference titles during a 16-year span. With a new coaching staff that brings a winning pedigree, 50 returning lettermen, 21 returning starters and a bevy of newcomers including some of the top prospects in the country, Southeastern is firmly on the road to a return to greatness as it competes in the Southland Conference – one of the most competitive leagues in the FCS. Ron Roberts, who won 47 games and four conference titles in a five-year stint at Division II Delta State, was hired as the 15th head coach in school history and hit the ground running on rebuilding his new team. His task in Hammond is simple – to mold the Lions into a perennial winner in a region that is rich in football talent. And after a successful stint at Delta State, where Roberts’ led the Statesmen to the Division II National Championship Game in 2010, the firstyear coach believes he has the tools necessary to compete at the FCS level. “I think the sky’s the limit, to be honest,” Roberts said. “I think we have the talent to compete and I think there are a lot of things that we have to take care of in becoming a good football team. I’m not going to say we’re there yet. We’re not. We’ve got some work to do in fall camp. But if we take care of our business, and make up the ground during the summer and doing things we’re supposed to be doing, we can make ourselves a very good football team.” Eight starters return on offense for the Lions, highlighted by bookend tackles Gasten Gabriel and Paul Roppolo. Seniors Sam Fairley and Zeke Jones will spearhead a ground game that looks to be more physical in 2012 with quarterbacks Brian Young and Nathan Stanley prepared to direct a highpowered offense that finished among the national leaders. On defense, nine starters return led by the cornerback tandem of Robert Alford and Todd Washington. As a freshman, Tyler Stoddard tied for the team lead with 90 tackles and is prepared for another solid year in 2012. A strong linebacking corp, highlighted by Ricky Irvin and Tay Alford, will get an added boost from converted defensive end Devan Walker. Up front, Justin Church and Mairo Stovall are the top

• First-year defensive coordinator Pete Golding is a Hammond native and graduate of Hammond High School. His older brother, Josh, played on Southeastern’s 2003 football team that returned to the gridiron after an 18-year hiatus.

TEAM PREVIEWS

• Southeastern will face three first-time opponents in 2012 – Missouri (Sept. 1), South Dakota State (Sept. 8) and UAB (Oct. 6). The Lions and South Dakota are playing the first of a home-and-home series that will have Southeastern traveling to Brookings, S.D., in the 2013 season.

• Forty-one newcomers, including 28 redshirt or true freshmen, saw action in 2011 for Southeastern.

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• Robert Alford’s five interceptions in 2011 were tied for second in the Southland Conference and ranked tied for ninth nationally among FCS players. • Southeastern replaced the playing surface, used from 2003-11, at Strawberry Stadium with the UBU-Speed Series turf that was used in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the 2010 season. The $525,000 project was completed in June. • Jordan Wells’ 1,458 all-purpose yards in 2012 were the fourth-highest total in a single-season in school history. His 265-yard performance at Central Arkansas was the third-best total since Southeastern resumed football in 2003. • Wells’ 1,383 yards in kick returns in 2012 led all players in Division I and the redshirt freshman finished 28 yards shy of tying the NCAA singleseason mark of 1,411 set by David Primus of Samford in 1989.


Southeastern Louisiana Lions The Roberts File Birthdate:............................................................. Oct. 9, 1967 Hometown:............................................................. Visalia, Calif. High School:.......................................................... Golden West College:............................................... Tennessee-Martin, 1990 Wife:................................................................................. Didi Children:.................................................. Reed, Reilly and Ryan

Ron Roberts Head Coach First Season Career Record: 47-16 (Five Seasons) SLU Record: 0-0 (First Season)

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Alma Mater: Tennessee-Martin, 1990

CAREER RECORD Year School 2007 Delta State 2008 Delta State 2009 Delta State 2010 Delta State 2011 Delta State DELTA STATE TOTAL CAREER TOTAL

Overall 10-2 10-2 5-5 11-4 11-3 47-16 47-16

SLC — — — — — (.746) (.746)

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NAME YEARS

RECORD

R. Norval Garrett A.L. Swanson Lloyd Stovall Jesse Fatheree Arthur Morton E.L. McGehee Stan Galloway Pat Kenelly Roland Dale Billy Brewer Oscar Lofton Hal Mumme Dennis Roland Mike Lucas Ron Roberts

2-3-0 40-17-4 14-13-3 4-5-0 5-5-0 25-20-3 84-42-4 24-44-0 7-14-0 38-24-2 30-33-1 12-11-0 6-12-0 19-40-0 0-0-0

1930 1931-37 1938-40 1941 1942 1946-50 1951-64 1965-71 1972-73 1974-79 1980-85 2003-04 2005-06 2006-11 2012-Present

Ron Roberts, who guided Delta State to four Gulf South Conference championships and four appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs, begins his first season as head coach at Southeastern Louisiana. Prior to being named the 15th head coach in Southeastern history, Roberts had a successful fiveyear at Delta State, guiding the Statesmen to a 47-16 record, four 10-win seasons and two NCAA Super Region II titles that included an appearance in the 2010 NCAA Division II national championship game and the 2011 semifinals. A native of Visalia, Calif., Roberts led Delta State to an 11-3 record in 2011 and was named the AFCA Division II Region Coach of the Year. The Statesmen led the GSC and finished 12th nationally with 463.7 yards per game while ranking 21st nationally in passing offense (282.7). Delta State, which was ranked No. 1 nationally in the Division II polls for much of the season, paced the GSC in seven categories including total offense, scoring offense (33.4), total defense (336.6) and rushing defense (134.1). In 2010, the Statesmen averaged 31.9 points and 452.9 yards of total offense per game. That combination propelled the Statesmen to an 11-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in GSC play; giving the Statesmen a share of the GSC title for the third time in four years. During Roberts’ tenure at Delta State, 23 players were named to All-America teams and two players – Michael Eubanks in 2007 and Micah Davis in 2011 – were finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy, the Division II equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. During Roberts’ stint with the Statesmen, 64 players, including 19 in 2011, were named to the All-GSC squad. Roberts spent two seasons as defensive coordinator at Delta State under former coach Rick Rhoades before becoming the school’s 17th head coach in 2007. The Statesmen posted identical 10-2 records and claimed Gulf South Conference titles with a combined 16-0 mark in Roberts’ first two seasons as head coach. The Statesmen concluded 2007 ranked second in the NCAA in total defense, third in rush defense, second in scoring defense and first in defensive pass efficiency. The successes of 2007 continued into 2008, where the Statesmen finished the season ranked second in the GSC (471.9 ypg) and sixth nationally. Led by All-GSC candidate Garrett DeWitt, the Statesmen passing attacked ranked fourth nationally with 328.3 yards passing per game. The Statesmen also rolled up 1,713 rushing yards and ranked second in the GSC and 16th nationally with 36.2 points per game. Prior to joining the Delta State staff, Roberts served one season as head coach at Mount Whitney (Calif.) High School, and the 2003 season as defensive coordinator at Texas State. While at Texas State, Roberts took over a defense ranked near the bottom in the Southland. Within a year the seasoned coordinator improved the Bobcats’ defense in virtually every statistical category and Texas State placed two defenders on the all-conference team. Before his appointment at Texas State, Roberts spent five seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Tusculum College. During his tenure at the Greeneville, Tenn., school, the Pioneers posted one of the most memorable runs in school history. In 2002, Roberts guided a defense that led the South Atlantic Conference in yards allowed per game and in points per game. In 2002, the Pioneer defense posted a school-record with 31 turnovers. Roberts coached 11 All-South Atlantic Conference defensive selections and Ricardo Colclough, a second-round National Football League draft pick in 2004. Prior to joining the Tusculum staff, Roberts served as an assistant coach at Greensboro College in 1998 and was head coach at Burroughs High School (1994-96) in California. Roberts guided Burroughs to its first playoff appearance in 15 years and followed that up with another post-season trip the following year. He began his coaching career at Houston High School in Germantown, Tenn., as a defensive coordinator. Roberts was a two-time all-conference selection at linebacker at the College of Sequoias in his native Visalia, Calif. He transferred to Tennessee at Martin, where he helped guide them to the 1988 Gulf South Conference Championship. He graduated from UTM in 1990 with a degree in Sociology and later earned his master’s degree in Education from the University of Memphis in 1992. Roberts is married to the former Didi Walker of Germantown, Tenn. The couple are the parents of three children; Reed, Reilly, and Ryan.


Southeastern Louisiana Lions Robert Alford 5-11, 184, Senior Defensive Back Hammond, La. Hammond H.S.

Offense

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5-9, 180, Senior Running Back Moss Point, Miss. East Central H.S.

12 4 20 30 3 2 84 5 9 88 89 82 74 75 65 56 67 64 62 63 76 71

Nathan Stanley Brian Young Sam Fairley Blaine LeBlanc Dean Johnson Stanley Moore Chris Malott Marquis Fruge’ Jerry Anderson Roosevelt Morrisset Hunter Craven Jordan Moon Paul Roppolo John O’Brien Corey Boothe Prentiss Hood Jeremy Wilson Brent Wagner Marshall Paris Jeremy Polk Gasten Gabriel Jarrod Hale

Defense

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6-3, 240, Senior Linebacker Baton Rouge, La. Catholic H.S.

DE DE NG OLB OLB MLB CB CB LION ROV FS

91 96 95 44 53 97 8 42 46 20 33 45 13 24 1 3 21 5 7 2 23 4

Greg Triay Jeremy Williams Justin Church Mario Stovall Traimaine Lucas Evan Huahula Devan Walker Aaron Harris Tay Alford Drew Misita Kaleb Muse Ricky Irvin Robert Alford T’Darryl Grays Todd Washington Tommy Elliott Kevin Roberts John Graves Marice Sutton Kenny Harmon Tyler Stoddard Theo Alexander

Special Teams Started all 11 games on the defensive line ... second on the team and fifth in the Southland with 13 tackles for loss ... also tied for the team lead with three sacks ... credited with 51 tackles, including 39 solo stops ... credited with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on the year ... made season-high 10 stops – two for loss – at Northwestern State ... had eight tackles, including a season-high three for loss, and forced a fumble vs. Sam Houston State ... posted eight tackles and two for loss in a 38-28 win over Texas State ... made sacks at Tulane and McNeese State ... recovered a fumble in 31-14 victory over Nicholls State in the season finale ... enters his senior season ranked seventh in school history with eight sacks.

K P LS H KR PR

41 6 6 41 60 59 8 15 28 20 13 6

Seth Sebastian Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Seth Sebastian Rogers Mueller Peyton Zeringue Beau Mothe Matt McCormick Jordan Wells Sam Fairley Robert Alford Tony McCrea

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Led Southeastern in rushing for the second consecutive season, despite missing final two games of the season ... finished with 396 yards on 112 rushes, scoring three touchdowns ... also caught 18 passes for 203 yards on the year ... eighth in the Southland with 44.0 yards per game ... carried 24 times – the second-highest total in school history – for a season-high 94 yards and a touchdown in a 38-28 victory over Texas State ... also caught four passes for 27 yards against the Bobcats ... recorded 149 yards against Lamar, carrying the ball 16 times for 60 yards and catching a season-high six passes for 89 yards ... rushed 13 times for 56 yards and a touchdown against Tulane ... led Southeastern in rushing yards in 2010 with 579 yards.

Devan Walker

QB RB WR WR WR TE RT RG C LG LT

TEAM PREVIEWS

Named to the second team all-conference team after establishing himself as one of the league’s elite cornerbacks ... started all 11 games for the Lions ... was second in the Southland with five interceptions and fourth in the league with seven pass breakups ... finished the year with 52 tackles (45 solo) ... his five interceptions was the eighth-highest single-season total in school history ... a 64-yard interception return vs. Central Arkansas was the third-longest in school history ... also recovered a fumble vs. the Bears ... recorded season-high eight tackles vs. McNeese State and Texas State ... also had six stops against Tulane and Nicholls State ... credited with a tackle for loss against Stephen F. Austin ... missed 2010 season with injury.

Sam Fairley

DEPTH CHART

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2011 Team Statistics

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Scoring Points Per Game

SLU 311 28.3

OPP 415 37.7

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

244 71 146 27

234 122 95 17

1,250 1,539 289 359 3.5 113.6 21

2,447 2,763 316 476 5.1 222.5 24

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

3,170 275-481-21 6.6 11.5 288.2 17

2,404 182-325-13 7.4 13.2 218.5 26

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

4,420 840 5.3 401.8

4,851 801 6.1 441.0

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

23.8 10.4 14.1

26.7 10.9 10.7

20-12

17-8

93-693 63.0

93-816 74.2

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

53-2,156 40.7 36.4

52-2,098 40.3 35.0

Time of Possession

25:33

34:16

68/169 40%

56/157 36%

5/13 38%

8/22 36%

15-107

29-190

Touchdowns Scored

39

54

Field Goals-Attempts

14-21

12-18

3rd 4th 82 76 85 114

OT Total 0 311 0 415

Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct Sacks By-Yards

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd SLU 61 92 OPP 122 94

2011 Results 3-8 Overall, 1-6 Southland

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 17

Opponent at Tulane Savannah State W at Southern Miss at No. 18 McNeese State* Lamar* at Northwestern State* Texas State W at Central Arkansas* No. 4 Sam Houston State* at Stephen F. Austin* Nicholls State* W

Score Overall Conf. Time Attend 33-47 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 3:10 15,912 63-6 1-1-0 0-0-0 2:55 4,974 6-52 L 1-2-0 0-0-0 2:55 27,433 27-48 L 1-3-0 0-1-0 3:03 12,455 38-48 L 1-4-0 0-2-0 3:20 5,104 17-51 L 1-5-0 0-3-0 3:02 10,285 38-28 2-5-0 0-3-0 2:48 4,137 29-55 L 2-6-0 0-4-0 3:04 10,543 9-38 L 2-7-0 0-5-0 3:05 4,871 20-28 L 2-8-0 0-6-0 2:56 6,841 31-14 3-8-0 1-6-0 3:00 4,942

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Fairley, Sam Jones, Zeke Weary, LaTruan Young, Brian Wells, Jordan Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 9 112 396 3.5 3 6 67 292 4.4 7 11 69 290 4.2 5 11 69 74 1.1 4 11 5 65 13.0 1 11 359 1,250 3.5 21 11 476 2,447 5.1 24

Passing Name Young, Brian Stanley, Nathan Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 11 246-419-15 58.7 2,855 15 64 259.5 5 28-58-6 48.3 286 2 24 57.2 11 275-481-21 57.2 3,170 17 64 288.2 11 182-325-13 56.0 2,404 26 75 218.5

Receiving Name Yarborough, Simmie Collins, Brandon Theodore, Kory Johnson, Dean Fairley, Sam Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 61 778 12.8 3 11 61 746 12.2 5 11 60 743 12.4 5 9 23 226 9.8 2 9 18 203 11.3 0 11 275 3,170 11.5 17 11 182 2,404 13.2 26

Tackles Name Stoddard, Tyler Alford, Tay Irvin, Ricky Crooks, Avery Jones, Keiron

G 11 11 11 10 11

Interceptions Name Alford, Robert Jones, Keiron Washington, Todd Stoddard, Tyler Sutton, Marice Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 5 64 12.8 1 11 2 6 3.0 0 8 1 9 9.0 0 11 1 19 19.0 0 9 1 0 0.0 0 11 13 183 14.1 1 11 21 224 10.7 2

Long Avg/G 26 44.0 30 48.7 38 26.4 23 6.7 52 5.9 52 113.6 82 222.5

Long Avg/G 46 70.7 64 67.8 49 67.5 26 25.1 31 22.6 64 288.2 75 218.5

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) Sacks (Yds) 50 40 90 3.5 (18) 0.0 (0) 53 37 90 5.0 (31) 2.0 (24) 47 38 85 14.0 (25) 0.0 (0) 37 26 63 3.0 (12) 1.0 (8) 40 17 57 2.0 (20) 0.0 (0) Long 64 6 9 19 0 78 60


Southeastern Louisiana Lions Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 1 Todd Washington DB 2 Kevin Harmon DB 2 Stanley Moore WR 3 Tommy Elliott DB 3 Dean Johnson WR 4 Theo Alexander DB 4 Brian Young QB 5 Marquise Fruge’ WR 5 John Graves DB 6 Ryan Adams K/P 6 Tony McCrea WR 7 Marice Sutton DB 7 Brian Ensminger QB 8 Beau Mothe P 8 Devan Walker LB 9 Jerry Anderson WR 10 Paul Kopesky DB 10 Travon Travis WR 12 Nathan Stanley QB 13 Robert Alford DB 14 Jeff Smiley DB 15 Jordan Barnett QB 15 Matt McCormick P 16 Jeremy Meyers RB 17 Carl Pearson WR 18 Reshad Douglas WR 20 Sam Fairley RB 20 Drew Misita LB 21 Kevin Roberts DB 22 Blane Arnold WR 23 Tyler Stoddard DB 24 T’Darryl Grays DB 25 Tiray Dove DB 26 Michael Chaney RB 27 Harlan Miller DB 28 Jordan Wells RB 29 LaTruan Weary RB 30 Blaine LeBlanc RB 31 Denzel Thompson DB 32 Jarrett Johnson WR 33 Kaleb Muse LB 33 C.J. Patton RB 34 Zeke Jones RB 39 Tyler Tourelle LB 40 John Roberts LB 41 Seth Sebastian K 42 Aaron Harris LB 44 Mairo Stovall DL 45 Ricky Irvin LB 46 Tay Alford LB 47 Taylor Jenkins TE 48 Juwaan Rogers LB 53 Tramaine Lucas DL 55 Taylor Romero OL 56 Prentiss Hood OL 58 Dereck Robinson LB 59 Peyton Zeringue LS 60 Rogers Mueller LS 62 Marshall Paris OL 63 Jeremy Polk OL, 64 Brent Wagner OL 65 Corey Boothe OL 67 Geremy Wilson OL 70 Joe Graves OL 71 Jarrod Hale OL 74 Paul Roppolo OL 75 John O’Brien OL 76 Gasten Gabriel OL 82 Jordan Moon TE 83 Robert Scarpati DL 84 Chris Malott WR 86 Chase Keller WR 89 Hunter Craven TE 91 Greg Triay DE 92 Ivan Abarenov DL 94 Collin Middleton DL 95 Justin Church DE 96 Jeremy Williams DL 97 Evan Huahulu DL 98 Scott Korte DL Cqulin Hubert LB

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Wt. Cl. Hometown/Last School 290 Jr. Glendale, Calif./Glendale College 190 So. Dayton, Ohio/Carroll 200 Jr. St. Louis, Mo./ASA CC 180 Sr. Hammond, La./Hammond 210 Sr. Bastrop, La./Bastrop 215 Jr. Germantown, Tenn./Garden City CC 150 So. Baton Rouge, La./Catholic 210 So. Shreveport, La./Captain Shreve 270 So. Heidelberg, Miss./Heidelberg Academy 200 Sr. Ponchatoula, La./SW Mississippi JC 225 So. Mandeville, La./Fontainebleau 250 So. Liberty Hill, Texas/Liberty Hill 200 Sr. Shreveport, La./Huntington 205 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla./ASA CC 180 Jr. Long Beach, Calif./Cerritos CC 210 Fr. Hahnville, La./Hahnville 180 Sr. Moss Point, Miss./East Central 190 Jr. Houston, Texas/Santa Rosa CC 280 Jr. Jackson, La./West Feliciana 300 Fr. Covington, La./Covington 195 Jr. Compton, Calif./Golden West CC 180 Sr. Picayune, Miss./Picayune 270 So. Houston, Texas/Westfield 195 Jr. Southfield, Mich./College of the Desert 230 So. Houston, Texas/Westfield 330 Sr. Davenport, Iowa/Davenport 320 Sr. Santa Ana, Calif./Utah State 240 Jr. Houston, Texas/Eisenhower/Texas Tech 220 Jr. Westlake, La./Westlake 230 Fr. Baton Rouge, La./Central 170 So. Houston, Texas/Cy Falls 175 Jr. Terry, Miss./Terry 240 Sr. Springfield, La./Springfield 175 So. St. Amant, La./St. Amant 200 So. Spring, Texas/Spring 230 So. Mandeville, La./ Fontainebleau 175 Sr. New Orleans, La./Southern Miss 280 Sr. Baton Rouge, La./Glen Oaks 215 So. The Woodlands, Texas/College Park 200 Jr. Covington, La./Covington 175 Jr. Irwinton, Ga./Wilkinson County 210 So. Baton Rouge, La./St. Michael’s 250 Fr. Cedar Park, Texas/Air Force Prep 180 Fr. Kentwood, La./Kentwood 220 So. Amite, La./Oak Forest Academy 240 So. Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville 190 So. Bastrop, La./Bastrop 200 Sr. New Orleans, La./Jesuit 240 Sr. Long Beach, Miss./Long Beach 250 So. Ponchatoula, La./Ponchatoula 320 Jr. Riverside, Calif./Riverside CC 270 Jr. Lake Charles, La./Sam Houston 205 Fr. Baton Rouge, La./St. Michael 190 So. Farmerville, La./Farmerville 320 Jr. Austin, Texas/CISCO College 190 Sr. Meridian, Miss./East Mississippi CC 210 Jr. Baton Rouge, La./St. Michael’s 245 Fr. Destrehan, La./Destrehan 230 Fr. Amite, La./Amite 280 Fr. Manvel, Texas/Manvel 270 Sr. Marrero, La./Archbishop Shaw 270 So. Houston, Texas/Cypress Ridge 185 Jr. Lafayette, La./Lafayette 170 Fr. Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus 215 Sr. Talehquah, Okla./Ole Miss 205 So. Westlake, La./Westlake 240 Sr. Ocean Springs, Miss./Gulf Coast CC 180 So. New Orleans, La./New Mexico Prep 180 Fr. Clearwater, Fla./Countryside 210 So. Covington, La./St. Paul’s School 170 Fr. Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport 270 Jr. Upland, Calif./Citrus CC 275 Fr. League City, Texas/Clear Creek 250 Sr. Baton Rouge, La./Catholic 180 Jr. Lutcher, La./Memphis 180 Jr. Angie, La./Varnado 195 So. Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock 285 Jr. Cypress, Texas/Blinn JC 320 Jr. Galveston, Texas/Ball 220 Sr. Hahnville, La./Hahnville 220 So. Hahnville, La./Hahnville

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No. Name Pos. Ht. 92 Ivan Abarenov DL 6-3 6 Ryan Adams K/P 6-1 4 Theo Alexander DB 6-4 13 Robert Alford DB 5-11 46 Tay Alford LB 5-11 9 Jerry Anderson WR 6-5 22 Blane Arnold WR 5-7 15 Jordan Barnett QB 6-3 65 Corey Boothe OL 6-3 26 Michael Chaney RB 5-10 95 Justin Church DE 6-4 89 Hunter Craven TE 6-4 18 Reshad Douglas WR 6-3 25 Tiray Dove DB 6-2 3 Tommy Elliott DB 5-10 7 Brian Ensminger QB 6-2 20 Sam Fairley RB 5-9 5 Marquise Fruge’ WR 6-0 76 Gasten Gabriel OL 6-5 70 Joe Graves OL 6-2 5 John Graves DB 6-0 24 T’Darryl Grays DB 5-11 71 Jarrod Hale OL 6-4 2 Kevin Harmon DB 6-2 42 Aaron Harris LB 6-3 56 Prentiss Hood OL 6-1 97 Evan Huahulu DL 6-2 Cqulin Hubert LB 6-1 45 Ricky Irvin LB 6-1 47 Taylor Jenkins TE 6-3 3 Dean Johnson WR 5-11 32 Jarrett Johnson WR 5-10 34 Zeke Jones RB 6-0 86 Chase Keller WR 6-1 10 Paul Kopesky DB 5-11 98 Scott Korte DL 6-4 30 Blaine LeBlanc RB 5-8 53 Tramaine Lucas DL 6-1 84 Chris Malott WR 6-5 15 Matt McCormick P 6-0 6 Tony McCrea WR 5-10 16 Jeremy Meyers RB 6-2 94 Collin Middleton DL 6-3 27 Harlan Miller DB 6-0 20 Drew Misita LB 6-1 82 Jordan Moon TE 6-3 2 Stanley Moore WR 6-3 8 Beau Mothe P 6-3 60 Rogers Mueller LS 5-10 33 Kaleb Muse LB 6-0 75 John O’Brien OL 6-8 62 Marshall Paris OL 6-2 33 C.J. Patton RB 5-11 17 Carl Pearson WR 6-2 63 Jeremy Polk OL 6-3 21 Kevin Roberts DB 5-11 40 John Roberts LB 6-3 58 Dereck Robinson LB 5-10 48 Juwaan Rogers LB 6-0 55 Taylor Romero OL 6-2 74 Paul Roppolo OL 6-5 83 Robert Scarpati DL 6-3 41 Seth Sebastian K 5-10 14 Jeff Smiley DB 5-9 12 Nathan Stanley QB 6-5 23 Tyler Stoddard DB 6-2 44 Mairo Stovall DL 6-1 7 Marice Sutton DB 5-10 31 Denzel Thompson DB 6-3 39 Tyler Tourelle LB 5-11 10 Travon Travis WR 5-11 91 Greg Triay DE 6-2 64 Brent Wagner OL 6-2 8 Devan Walker LB 6-3 1 Todd Washington DB 5-11 2 9 LaTruan Weary RB 5-9 28 Jordan Wells RB 5-11 96 Jeremy Williams DL 6-1 67 Geremy Wilson OL 6-3 4 Brian Young QB 6-2 59 Peyton Zeringue LS 5-8

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University Information

Dr. Baker Pattillo University President

Team Information

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Dr. Dale Perritt Faculty Athletics Representative

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School:.......................................... Stephen F. Austin State University Location:..........................................................Nacogdoches, Texas Population:........................................................................32,996 Founded:..............................................................................1923 Joined Southland:..................................................................1987 Enrollment:........................................................................12,903 Nickname:.................................................................. Lumberjacks Colors:.................................................................... Purple & White President:.............................................................. Dr. Baker Pattillo Athletics Director:.............................................................Robert Hill Faculty Representative:............................................... Dr. Dale Perritt Senior Woman Administrator:....................................... Loree McCary Ticket Office Phone:................................................ 946-468-JACK

Robert Hill Athletics Director

Loree McCary Senior Woman Administrator

James Dixon Sports Information Director

Head Coach:................................................................. J.C. Harper Alma Mater, Year:.....................................................Clemson, 1989 Record at School, Year in 2012:...................................... 29-30, 6th Career Record, Year in 2012:.......................................... 29-30, 6th Southland Conference Record, Years:............................... 19-16, 6th Football Office Phone:............................................. 936-468-3502 Coaching Staff Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers................................. David Gibbs Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Backs............................. Arlington Nunn Clemson, 1991 Defensive Tackles...................................................... Jake Morrison McNeese State, 2001 Inside Receivers..................................................... Jake Willingham Texas Tech, 2007 Recruiting Coordinator/Offensive Line................................Chris Truax LSU, 1992 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks................................. Richard Olin Northern Iowa, 1967 Outside Receivers......................................................... Troy Rogers Stephen F. Austin, 1999 Defensive Ends.........................................................Kevin Carberry Ohio, 2005 Running Backs..................................................... Nathan Schneider LSU, 2007

Football Information

First Year of Football:..............................................................1923 First Year of Southland Football:...............................................1987 All-Time Record, Years:......................................... 369-468-30, 85 All-Time Southland Record, Years:............................. 137-169-9, 25 2011 Overall Record:.............................................................. 6-5 2011 Southland Record, Place:...........................................5-2, 3rd Southland Conference Championships, Last:..........................4, 2010 NCAA Division I Playoff Appearances, Last:............................6, 2010 Offensive Formation:............................................................Spread Defensive Formation:................................................................ 4-3 Starters Returning Total:................................. 19 Offense:............................. 10 Defense:.............................. 5 Special Teams:...................... 4

Letterwinners Returning Total:................................. 52 Offense:............................. 25 Defense:............................ 22 Special Teams:...................... 5

Starters Lost Total:................................... 9 Offense:............................... 1 Defense:.............................. 6 Special Teams:...................... 2

Letterwinners Lost Total:................................. 16 Offense:............................... 4 Defense:.............................. 9 Special Teams:...................... 3

Homer Bryce Stadium

Stadium Information

Stadium:....................................................... Homer Bryce Stadium Year Opened:........................................................................1973 Record at Stadium, Years:...........................................133-95-2/39 Capacity:...........................................................................14,575 Surface:......................................................... Artificial - Momentum Press Box Phone:...................................... 936-468-3910 or 3911

Media Relations

Football Contact:..........................................................James Dixon E-Mail:................................................................ jdixon@sfasu.edu Office Phone:......................................................... 936-468-2606 Office Fax:............................................................. 936-468-4593 Cell:...................................................................... 936-552-1171 Other SIDs:............................................... Ben Rikard, Kenny Bybee Website:.....................................................................sfajacks.com Twitter:.................................................................... @sfa_athletics

2012 Schedule

Date Day Opponent Time Aug. 30 Sat. Southwestern Oklahoma 6 p.m. Sept. 8 Sat. at SMU 7 p.m. Sept. 15 Sat. at Montana St. 2:35 p.m. Sept. 22 Sat. at Texas St. TBA Sept. 29 Sat. Central Arkansas* 6 p.m. Oct. 6 Sat. vs. Sam Houston St.*1 (SLCTV) 3 p.m. Oct. 13 Sat. OPEN Oct. 20 Sat. Nicholls St.* (HC; SLCTV) 3 p.m. Oct. 27 Sat. at McNeese St.* (SLCTV) 7 p.m. Nov. 3 Sat. Lamar* 6 p.m. Nov. 10 Sat. at Southeastern La.* 7 p.m. Nov. 17 Sat. Northwestern St.* 6 p.m. 1 at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas


Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Season Outlook

About the Lumberjacks • After struggling out of the gates to a 1-5 start, SFA rallied behind sophomore quarterback Brady Attaway to close out the season winning its final five games to secure a 6-5 record.

• SFA is the Southland Conference winningest team during the course of the past three seasons (25-11 overall record). • The Lumberjacks return four of five starters from an offensive line that led the nation in pass protection in 2011. After a 1-5 start to the 2011 campaign, Stephen F. Austin enters 2012 riding the momentum of a five-game win streak to close out the previous year.

SFA also returns its top four options at running back, including senior Jeremy Barnes who started 10 of the 11 games last season. In addition to all the weapons at his disposal, junior quarterback Brady Attaway (299-of-495 for 3,181 yards and 27 touchdowns) will be protected by a veteran offensive line that returns four of five starters, including honorable mention all-conference selections John Steel and Austin Wright. Bolstering the offensive line will be the return of senior Corey Dickerson, a 2010 all-conference selection who had his junior season cut short due to injury. Dickerson’s return should only strengthen a line that led the nation in pass protection last season.

In addition to Mattox, SFA will see the return of Darren Robinson (31 tackles, 6.5 TFLs in 2010). Senior linebacker Ryan Epperson (second-team all-Southland) will be an asset in the middle of the defense after a 2011 season that saw him lead the Southland in tackles, but the Lumberjacks will need to replace all-league performers Devin Ducote and Derrick Choice. A strength of the SFA defense could be its secondary which returns three of four starters, including brothers Jordan and Josh Aubrey and Caleb Nelson. SFA will need to replace two-time all-conference corner Ben Wells.

• SFA also led the nation in sacks (4.36 per game) and tackles for losses (10.2 per game) in 2011. • Senior receivers Gralyn Crawford and Cordell Roberson enter their final season looking to go down as the school’s all-time top receiving duo in school history. Crawford is the school’s alltime leader in receptions (197), is fifth all-time in career receiving yards (2,546), tied for eighth in TD receptions (19) and is second all-time in all-purpose yards (4,891). Roberson is seventh all-time at SFA in receptions (144), seventh in receiving yards (2,185) and second in TD catches (29). • The Lumberjacks class of 2012 is only one win shy of the most successful three-year stretch in school history, and needs only seven wins to tie the school’s most successful four-year stretch in program history (32 wins, 1993-96 & 1994-97).

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The Lumberjacks return 10 of 11 starters offensively, including two of the school’s all-time leading receivers in seniors Gralyn Crawford (197 receptions for 2,546 yards and 19 touchdowns) and Cordell Roberson (144 receptions for 2,185 yards and 29 touchdowns), in addition to junior Kris Lott and sophomore Marquis Mosley who posted strong numbers in 2011.

The defense returns six starters from a unit that led the country in sacks and tackles for losses in 2011. Despite the loss of two key players on the defensive front, it will be anchored by Malcolm Mattox who is coming off a sophomore season that saw him garner second-team all-conference honors (35 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and seven sacks).

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• The Lumberjacks 6-5 record marked the team’s third consecutive winning season.

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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks The Harper File

J.C. Harper

Birthdate:...........................................................Dec. 13, 1965 Hometown:.......................................................... Clemson, S.C. High School:................................................................... Daniel College:............................................................Clemson, 1989 Wife:............................................................................. Marcie Children:...................................................... Michael and Emma

Head Coach 13th Season Career Record: 29-30 (Five Seasons) SFA Record: 29-30 (Five Seasons)

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Alma Mater: Clemson, 1989

CAREER RECORD Year School 2007 Stephen F. Austin 2008 Stephen F. Austin 2009 Stephen F. Austin 2010 Stephen F. Austin 2011 Stephen F. Austin TOTALS

Overall 0-11 4-8 10-3 9-3 6-5 29-30 (.491)

SLC 0-7 2-5 6-1 6-1 5-2 19-16 (.543)

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NAME YEARS

RECORD

Bob Shelton Gene White J.E. Willis M.A. Baumgarten Bill Pierce Ted Jefferies Harold Fischer Bill Conkright Travis Hughes John Levra Dick Munzinger Charles Simmons Jim Hess Lynn Graves John Pearce Mike Santiago Robert McFarland J.C. Harper

16-34-6 16-45-6 11-20-4 1-6-1 1-9-0 41-40-3 12-17-0 6-25-2 38-48-1 22-20-0 2-8-1 19-44-1 47-30-2 15-20-2 46-32-2 39-27-0 9-13-0 29-30-0

1923-28 1929-36 1937-40 1941 1946 1947-55 1956-58 1959-61 1962-70 1971-74 1975 1976-81 1982-88 1989-91 1992-98 1999-04 2005-06 2007-Present

Entering his eighth season at Stephen F. Austin, J.C. Harper is in his sixth season as the Lumberjacks’ head coach. During Harper’s tenure, SFA has risen to a level never before witnessed in program history. The Lumberjacks hold the Southland Conference’s best record during the course of the past three seasons, a stretch which includes back-to-back conference titles, two top-10 finishes and consecutive trips to the NCAA Division I playoffs. The two-time Southland coach of the year is already the sixth all-time winningest coach in program history. The Lumberjacks won their second consecutive conference title by posting a 9-3 (.750) overall record in 2010. It marked the first time in conference history that SFA had won back-to-back conference titles. The Lumberjacks recorded their second consecutive top-10 ranking, and advanced to the Division I playoffs for a second consecutive season where they hosted Villanova. It was also the second straight year that SFA led the nation in passing. SFA dominated the All-Southland teams, placing a league-best 21 players on the all-conference squad, including nine first-team selections. Among the nine first-team honorees, five earned All-America honors. Following the season Southland player of the year Jeremy Moses was named the 2010 Walter Payton Award winner, becoming the first player in school and conference history to receive the award, following a campaign that saw him become the conference’s all-time leading quarterback and set the FCS record for completions. The 2010 Southland Defensive Player of the Year, linebacker Jabara Williams, became the second Lumberjack during a three-year stretch to be drafted. He was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft. SFA has had at least one player get drafted or sign an NFL free agent contract in each of the past four seasons. All of this coming on the heels of a 2009 season that saw the program’s first conference title in 10 years, a berth in the Division I playoffs and a top-10 national ranking. It was the second-biggest single-season turnaround in the FCS, and the fourth-best turnaround at the NCAA Division I level. Following the 2009 campaign, Harper was recognized for his efforts being named the Southland coach of the year, and finishing second by only two points for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award. It was the first time in 10 years a Lumberjack squad had earned the Southland championship trophy, and it was the program’s first trip to the Division I playoffs since the 1995 season. Harper led SFA to double-digit wins for only the fourth time in school history, and the first time since its playoff run during the 1995 campaign. Harper’s athletes have reaped the benefits of his time as head coach. Over the course of the past five seasons 76 SFA athletes have earned All-Southland honors, including 20 first-team selections and 47 have received All-America honors including 2010 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremy Moses. In addition, Harper has produced three league newcomers of the year, two players of the year, two defensive players of the year, an Southland offensive player of the year and has had two players drafted. A 22-year veteran of collegiate coaching, Harper was at Western Michigan prior to joining the SFA staff. Harper spent four seasons as an assistant in the Southland, helping Northwestern State and McNeese State to three playoff appearances. Harper was the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for Scott Stoker at Northwestern State in 2002 when the Demons posted a 9-4 record and earned a spot in the Division I playoffs. The Demons were first in the Southland in total defense in 2002, giving up only 276.6 yards per game. Harper also spent a season as the defensive coordinator at Southwest Missouri State in 1997 and served an earlier stint as the defensive line coach at Western Michigan in 1996. He spent four seasons as the defensive line coach at Southwest Missouri State from 1992-96. Following a four-year playing career at Clemson, where the Tigers won three ACC Championships, Harper began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at North Carolina under Mack Brown. He later served two seasons as a graduate assistant for coach Lou Holtz at Notre Dame. Harper and his wife, Marcie, are the parents of a son, Michael (6) and daughter, Emma (2).


Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Brady Attaway 6-1, 215, Junior Quarterback Whitehouse, Texas Whitehouse H.S.

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6-0, 227, Senior Linebacker Chandler, Texas Brownsboro H.S.

8 10 11 6 80 14 3 84 17 2 4 2 74 78 65 69 64 61 60 64 62 77

Brady Attaway Joe Minden Jeremy Barnes Gus Johnson Cordell Roberson Aaron Thomas Kris Lott Ryan Gamble Gralyn Crawford Mike Brooks Marquis Mosley Mike Brooks Andrew Ratliff Corey Dickerson Greg Hall Garrick Smitherman John Steel David Koschel Austin Wright Jeremy Neff Ryne Chambers David Dane

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6-3, 215, Senior Wide Receiver Jefferson, Texas Jefferson H.S.

DE DL DL DE LB LB LB CB CB DB DB

5 98 51 93 91 44 48 99 15 43 47 50 28 7 33 23 37 23 32 21 38 34

Willie Jefferson Ismiah Miles Malcolm Mattox Mike Jones Trevor Murphy Keigh Watson Darren Robinson Kentarrius McDonald Marvin Gray Nick Bryant Ryan Epperson Rodney Young Ortavious Hypolite Justin Isadore Trey Vallier Keavon Madison Josh Aubrey Keavon Madison Caleb Nelson Chris Bailey Jordan Aubrey Isiah Perry

Special Teams Two-time first-team all-conference selection, including last season ... played in and started all 11 games ... finished second in the conference and 25th in the nation in receptions (5.7) ... made 63 catches for 794 yards and nine touchdowns ... had four catches for 84 yards and two scores at Lamar ... also recorded a season-long 55-yard reception against the Cardinals ... had seven catches for 115 yards against nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... recorded a season-high 13 catches for 100 yards and one score at Central Arkansas ... had an eight-catch performance for 115 yards and three touchdowns at Nicholls State ... played in 12 games as a sophomore and 11 as a freshman ... named a second-team FCS All-American by the Sports Network as a sophomore.

K P LS H KR PR

42 42 59 10 17 2 17 2

Jordan Wiggs TBA Jordan Wiggs TBA Bryan West TBA Joe Minden TBA Gralyn Crawford Mike Brooks Gralyn Crawford Mike Brooks

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Second-team all-conference selection last season ... played in and started all 11 games ... finished 27th in the nation in total tackles ... recorded a total of 113 tackles, including 54 solo stops ... also recorded six tackles for loss and three sacks ... recorded two pass breakups and picked off one pass ... recorded a season-high 17 tackles in one game against Texas State ... had double-figure tackles in eight of nine games ... recorded a 12-tackle performance at Lamar, including four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks ... recorded 13 tackles against nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... lone interception of the season came against McNeese State which he returned 68 yards ... recorded two forced fumbles, one against McMurry and Southeastern Louisiana ... played in 12 games as a sophomore and 13 as a freshman.

Cordell Roberson

QB RB WR WR WR WR RT RG C LG LT

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Honorable mention all-conference selection last season ... started in all 11 games ... led the conference and finished eighth in the nation with 3,181 passing yards (289.2) ... passed for 27 touchdowns, which tied for the fifth-best mark in school history ... recorded five games of at least 300 yards passing ... completed a career-high 41 passes for a career-high 390 yards and three touchdowns at Central Arkansas ... completed 30 passes for 364 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns at Nicholls State ... completed 24-of-39 (.615) for 359 yards and five touchdowns against Lamar ... played in nine games in 2010 as a redshirt freshman ... completed 22-of-39 passes for 313 yards and one touchdown.

Ryan Epperson

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2011 Team Statistics

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Scoring Points Per Game

SFA 393 35.7

OPP 274 24.9

First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

255 73 158 24

189 82 81 26

1,326 1,525 199 310 4.3 120.5 12

1,412 1,947 535 445 3.2 128.4 14

Passing Yardage Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

3,507 330-544-22 6.4 10.6 318.8 31

1,950 192-314-10 6.2 10.2 177.3 15

Total Offense Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game

4,833 854 5.7 439.4

3,362 759 4.4 305.6

Kick Return Average Punt Return Average INT Return Average

22.3 13.2 30.9

23.5 9.9 22.3

Fumbles-Lost

16-6

28-12

79-712 64.7

93-777 70.6

Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average

47-1,922 40.9 36.3

70-2,984 42.6 36.0

Time of Possession

26:05

32:50

59/163 36%

41/164 25%

5/16 31%

8/26 31%

48-303

5-46

Touchdowns Scored

49

35

Field Goals-Attempts

17-24

10-12

3rd 4th 86 99 79 52

OT Total 0 393 0 274

Rushing Yardage Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

Penalties-Yards Average Per Game

Third-Down Conv. Third-Down Pct Fourth-Down Conv. Fourth-Down Pct Sacks By-Yards

Score By Quarters 1st 2nd SFA 105 103 OPP 51 92

2011 Results 6-5 Overall, 5-2 Southland

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Opponent Score Overall Conf. Time Attend McMurry W 82-6 1-0-0 0-0-0 3:25 8,586 No. 3 Northern Iowa 23-34 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 3:04 8,741 at No. 19 Baylor 0-48 L 1-2-0 0-0-0 2:42 43,090 Texas State 26-35 L 1-3-0 0-0-0 3:27 9,145 at Central Arkansas* 28-38 L 1-4-0 0-1-0 2:51 11,127 vs. No. 11 Sam Houston St.* 10-45 L 1-5-0 0-2-0 5:05 25,083 at Nicholls State* W 57-21 2-5-0 1-2-0 3:15 5,109 McNeese State* W 37-17 3-5-0 2-2-0 3:08 10,422 at Lamar* W 69-10 4-5-0 3-2-0 3:08 11,286 Southeastern La.* W 28-20 5-5-0 4-2-0 2:56 6,841 at Northwestern State* W 33-0 6-5-0 5-2-0 3:05 4,563

2011 Individual Statistics Rushing Name Barnes, Jeremy Ford, Fred Lawson, Keith Johnson, Gus Walker, Travis Total Opponents

G Att Net Avg TD 11 97 489 5.0 1 11 65 356 5.5 5 11 59 354 6.0 2 10 45 194 4.3 3 9 11 17 1.5 1 11 310 1,326 4.3 12 11 445 1,412 3.2 14

Passing Name Attaway,Brady Williams, Dalton Total Opponents

G Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Long Avg/G 11 299-495-22 60.4 3,181 27 55 289.2 10 28-44-0 63.6 257 3 35 25.7 11 330-544-22 60.7 3,507 31 55 318.8 11 192-314-10 61.1 1,950 15 71 177.3

Receiving Name Crawford, Gralyn Roberson, Cordell Mosley, Marquis Lott, Kris Gambel, Ryan Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 72 780 10.8 7 11 63 794 12.6 9 11 42 356 8.5 2 10 31 362 11.7 2 11 28 333 11.9 3 11 330 3,507 10.6 31 11 192 1,950 10.2 15

Tackles Name Epperson, Ryan Aubrey, Jordan Ducote, Devin Nelson, Caleb Aubrey, Josh

G 11 11 11 11 11

Interceptions Name Jefferson, Willie Aubrey, Josh Hughey, Josh Epperson, Ryan Finley, Vencent Total Opponents

G No Yds Avg TD 11 2 41 20.5 2 11 1 49 49.0 1 1 1 25 25.0 0 11 1 68 68.0 0 10 1 33 33.0 0 11 10 309 30.9 4 11 22 490 22.3 2

Long Avg/G 50 44.5 47 32.4 28 32.2 30 19.4 4 1.9 50 120.5 59 128.4

Long Avg/G 54 70.9 55 72.2 28 32.4 54 36.2 45 30.3 55 318.8 71 177.3

Solo Asst Tot TFL (Yds) Sacks (Yds) 54 59 113 6.0 (19) 3.0 (16) 52 45 97 5.0 (17) 0.0 (0) 38 59 97 8.5 (34) 2.0 (20) 33 22 55 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 34 21 55 4.5 (5) 0.0 (0) Long 41 49 25 68 33 68 88


Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. 1 Tyler Boyd WR 2 Mike Brooks WR 3 Kris Lott WR 4 Marquis Mosley WR 5 Willie Jefferson DE 6 Gus Johnson RB 7 Justin Isadore LB 8 Brady Attaway QB 10 Joe Minden QB 11 Jeremy Barnes RB 12 Fred Ford RB 13 Ortavious Hypolite LB 14 Patrick Martin DB 15 Marvin Gray DB 17 Gralyn Crawford WR 18 Hunter Taylor QB 19 Anthony Foster WR 20 Garrett Muehlstein QB/WR 21 Chris Bailey WR 22 Keith Lawson RB 24 Travis Walker LB 25 Jamarcus Walker RB 26 Demundre Freeman DB 27 Anthony Kincade DB 30 J.C. Franklin DB 31 Iziah Perry DB 32 Caleb Nelson DB 33 Trey Vallier DB 34 Andrew Aggrey DB 35 Kwame Clark DB 37 Josh Aubrey DB 38 Jordan Aubrey DB 39 Avery Henderson DB 41 Vencent Finley DB 42 Jordan Wiggs K 43 Nick Bryant LB 44 Keith Watson DL 45 Nick Bruno K/P 46 Jabralon Allen LB 47 Ryan Epperson LB 48 Darren Robinson DE 49 Cedrick Barlow DB 50 Rodney Young LB 51 Malcolm Mattox DE 52 Trevor Holmes LB 53 Jordan Burton LB 55 Ronnie Hickman LB 56 Jamal Allen DB 59 Bryan West DS 60 Austin Wright OL 61 David Koschel OL 62 Ryne Chambers OL 63 John Steel OL 64 Jeremy Neff OL 65 Greg Hall OL 66 Abel Gonzalez OL 69 Garrick Smitherman OL 70 Sam Schomp OL 71 Michael Brooks OL 72 Travis Wiggins OL 74 Andrew Ratliff OL 75 Terran Vaughn OL 76 Byron Williams OL 77 David Dane OL 78 Corey Dickerson OL 80 Cordell Roberson WR 81 Aaron Thomas WR 82 Dominique Carroll WR 83 Braxton Bearden WR 84 Ryan Gambel WR 85 Calib Hadnot WR 86 Steven Cunnigan WR 87 Lamarcus Brown LB 88 De’Vante Lacy WR 90 Corey Clark DL 91 Trevor Murphy DL 92 Lance Skyler DL 93 Mike Jones DL 97 Kedrick Harrison DL 98 Ismiah Miles DL 99 Kentarrius McDonald DL

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TEAM PREVIEWS

No. Name Pos. Ht. 34 Andrew Aggrey DB 6-3 46 Jabralon Allen LB 6-1 56 Jamal Allen DB 6-1 8 Brady Attaway QB 6-1 38 Jordan Aubrey DB 5-10 37 Josh Aubrey DB 5-11 21 Chris Bailey WR 6-2 49 Cedrick Barlow DB 5-10 11 Jeremy Barnes RB 5-11 83 Braxton Bearden WR 5-9 1 Tyler Boyd WR 5-10 71 Michael Brooks OL 6-3 2 Mike Brooks WR 5-9 87 Lamarcus Brown LB 5-10 45 Nick Bruno K/P 5-10 43 Nick Bryant LB 5-10 53 Jordan Burton LB 6-3 82 Dominique Carroll WR 6-2 62 Ryne Chambers OL 6-7 90 Corey Clark DL 6-2 35 Kwame Clark DB 6-0 17 Gralyn Crawford WR 5-11 86 Steven Cunnigan WR 6-3 77 David Dane OL 6-6 78 Corey Dickerson OL 6-9 47 Ryan Epperson LB 6-0 41 Vencent Finley DB 6-1 12 Fred Ford RB 6-0 19 Anthony Foster WR 6-2 30 J.C. Franklin DB 5-11 26 Demundre Freeman DB 5-11 84 Ryan Gambel WR 6-2 15 Marvin Gray DB 6-1 85 Calib Hadnot WR 5-8 65 Greg Hall OL 6-3 97 Kedrick Harrison DL 6-2 39 Avery Henderson DB 5-11 55 Ronnie Hickman LB 5-10 52 Trevor Holmes LB 6-1 13 Ortavious Hypolite LB 6-0 7 Justin Isadore LB 5-10 5 Willie Jefferson DE 6-6 6 Gus Johnson RB 5-10 93 Mike Jones DL 6-2 27 Anthony Kincade DB 5-11 61 David Koschel OL 6-3 88 De’Vante Lacy WR 5-10 22 Keith Lawson RB 5-9 3 Kris Lott WR 6-1 14 Patrick Martin DB 5-9 51 Malcolm Mattox DE 6-1 99 Kentarrius McDonald DL 6-3 98 Ismiah Miles DL 6-2 10 Joe Minden QB 6-3 4 Marquis Mosley WR 6-4 20 Garrett Muehlstein QB/WR 6-3 91 Trevor Murphy DL 6-3 64 Jeremy Neff OL 6-4 32 Caleb Nelson DB 5-11 31 Iziah Perry DB 5-10 96 Artrez Price DE 6-3 74 Andrew Ratliff OL 6-5 80 Cordell Roberson WR 6-3 48 Darren Robinson DE 5-11 70 Sam Schomp OL 6-4 92 Lance Skyler DL 6-3 69 Garrick Smitherman OL 6-4 63 John Steel OL 6-5 18 Hunter Taylor QB 6-1 81 Aaron Thomas WR 5-10 33 Trey Vallier DB 5-9 75 Terran Vaughn OL 6-3 25 Jamarcus Walker RB 5-8 24 Travis Walker LB 5-11 44 Keith Watson DL 6-1 59 Bryan West DS 5-11 72 Travis Wiggins OL 6-3 42 Jordan Wiggs K 5-9 76 Byron Williams OL 6-3 60 Austin Wright OL 6-2 50 Rodney Young LB 6-2

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Final Standings School Sam Houston State1 Central Arkansas2 Stephen F. Austin McNeese State Northwestern State Lamar Southeastern Louisiana Nicholls State

W 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

CONFERENCE L Pct. 0 1.000 1 .857 2 .714 3 .571 4 .429 5 .286 6 .143 7 .000

W 14 9 6 6 5 4 3 1

OVERALL L 1 4 5 5 6 7 8 10

Pct. .933 .692 .545 .545 .455 .364 .273 .091

Home 9-0 5-0 3-2 4-2 2-3 2-4 3-2 1-4

Away 4-0 4-4 3-2 2-3 3-3 2-3 0-6 0-6

Neut. 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Streak L1 L1 W5 W3 L3 L1 W1 L10

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vs. Non-Conference Division I-FCS.......................................................12-7 Big Sky................................................................. 2-1 Big South.............................................................. 1-0 Independents......................................................... 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic................................................ 1-0 Missouri Valley........................................................ 1-2 Ohio Valley............................................................. 1-0 FCS Top-25.............................................................4-3

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Division I-FBS.......................................................1-11 Big 12.................................................................. 0-2 Conference USA..................................................... 0-3 Mid-American........................................................ 0-1 Mountain West....................................................... 1-0 Southeastern......................................................... 0-1 Sun Belt................................................................ 0-3 Western Athletic...................................................... 0-1

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Bearkats Run AWAY WITH 2011 Title Sam Houston State beat Northwestern State 43-17 to clinch its first-ever undisputed Southland Conference football championship. The Bearkats won Southland titles in 1991, 2001 and 2004, but all three of those were co-championships. Sam Houston is the first team to go through the league undefeated since McNeese State in 2007 and is the first Texas school to go through Southland play unbeaten and untied. Sam Houston State clinched a share of the title a week earlier with a 38-9 win at Southeastern Louisiana. Richard Sincere scored three touchdowns and Tim Flanders tallied two to seal Sam Houston State’s outright title. Flanders rushed 20 times for 145 yards including a 15 yard touchdown. Sincere gained 75 yards on 11 carries and earned 102 yards on three catches. A week later in a non-conference game against long-time rival Texas State, the Bearkats sealed a perfect 11-0 season with a 36-14 road win. Tim Flanders broke the conference scoring record, carrying the ball 17 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns. His two touchdowns set the conference record for both touchdowns (22) and points (132) in a season. The perfect record earned the Bearkats the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship. Sam Houston made its fifth appearance in the Division I playoffs. It reached the national semifinals in its most recent playoff appearance in 2004. That came after a quarterfinal berth in 2001 and first-round appearances in 1986 and 1991. The Bearkats received a first-round bye in the playoffs, but opened its postseason Dec. 3 with a 34-27 win over Stony Brook. Sam Houston State followed with back-to-back wins over long-time Southland nemeses Montana State (49-13) and Montana (31-28 in a game that Flanders ran for 287 yards) to become the first Southland team to play for a national championship since McNeese State in 2002. Overall, it was the seventh trip to the final game for a Southland team (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997 and 2002). Only Louisiana-Monroe in 1987 was able to deliver the league a Division I championship. The Bearkat win also ran their win streak to 16 games. Central Arkansas receieved an at-large bid to make its first appearance in the Division I playoffs, beating Tennessee Tech before falling at Montana to finish 9-4 overall.

Non-Division I.........................................................7-0 American Southwest............................................... 1-0 Central States........................................................ 1-0 Great American...................................................... 1-0 Great Plains........................................................... 1-0 Gulf South............................................................. 1-0 Heart of America.................................................... 1-0 Lone Star.............................................................. 1-0 All Non-Conference Opponents...........................20-18 Home Games.......................................................... 16-3 Road Games........................................................... 4-14 Neutral Games.......................................................... 0-1

Preseason Polls Coaches

Pl. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Team (first-place votes)...................... Total McNeese State (3).............................................44 Stephen F. Austin (3)...........................................43 Central Arkansas (1)...........................................37 Sam Houston State (1)........................................36 Northwestern State.............................................24 Nicholls State.....................................................16 Southeastern Louisiana.......................................15 Lamar................................................................9

Pl. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Team (first-place votes)...................... Total Stephen F. Austin (4)...........................................44 McNeese State (2).............................................43 Central Arkansas (1)...........................................35 Northwestern State (1)........................................33 Sam Houston State............................................30 Nicholls State.....................................................16 Southeastern Louisiana.......................................15 Lamar................................................................8

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2011 Review Bearkats Reach Championship Game North Dakota State scored first on a 19-yard field goal by Ryan Jastrom with three seconds left in the first quarter. The Sam Houston defense came up with a pair of first-half turnovers, but the Bearkats could not convert either opportunity into points. Craig Alaniz tied the contest at 3-3 with a 24-yard field goal with 2:18 remaining before intermission. Matt Buse partially blocked a Bison punt to set up the scoring drive. Less than a minute later, a 24-yard punt return by Brandon Closner set up a seven-play, 25-yard drive for a 31-yard Alaniz field goal with 40 seconds remaining in the second period. The six points by Sam Houston in the first half marked a season-low for the Bearkats. A 27-yard run by Matt Voigtlander on a fake punt followed up by a 39-yard screen pass from Brock Jensen to D. J. McNorton put the Bison up 10-7 just two minutes and 13 seconds into the second half. The scoring drive covered 72 yards in five plays. Travis Beck returned an interception 63 yards to set up a one-yard touchdown dive by Jensen to put the final nail in the victory with 8:45 to play in the fourth period.

Rk. 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.

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Team (First-place votes) North Dakota State (125) Sam Houston State Montana Georgia Southern Lehigh Northern Iowa Montana State Maine Towson Old Dominion New Hampshire Appalachian State Wofford Central Arkansas James Madison Harvard Delaware Stony Brook Norfolk State Illinois State Tennessee Tech Jackson State North Dakota Eastern Kentucky Liberty

Rec. 14-1 14-1 11-3 11-3 11-2 10-3 10-3 9-4 9-3 10-3 8-4 8-4 8-4 9-4 8-5 9-1 7-4 9-4 9-3 7-4 7-4 9-2 8-3 7-5 7-4

Pts Prv 3,125 4 2,998 1 2,801 5 2,795 3 2,466 6 2,455 2 2,387 7 2,105 13 2,058 8 2,009 10 1,869 11 1,825 9 1,651 12 1,411 15 1,307 17 996 16 961 14 957 22 829 19 694 18 669 21 523 20 371 23 298 NR 215 24

Others receiving votes: Albany 214, Jacksonville State 151, San Diego 74, Furman 59, Grambling State 48, Bethune-Cookman 44, Alabama State 42, Drake 37, Duquesne 26, Southern Utah 21, Portland State 21, Cal Poly 20, Eastern Washington 19, William & Mary 13, Murray State 12, Tennessee State 8, South Dakota 8, Youngstown State 7, Georgetown 6, Alabama A&M 5, Brown 5, Chattanooga 4, South Carolina State 3, Stephen F. Austin 2, Indiana State 1.

Rk. 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.

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Team (First-place votes) North Dakota State (25) Sam Houston State Georgia Southern Montana Northern Iowa Lehigh Montana State Maine Towson Old Dominion Appalachian State New Hampshire Wofford James Madison Central Arkansas Stony Brook Harvard Norfolk State Tennessee Tech Delaware Eastern Kentucky Illinois State Albany Jackson State Liberty

Rec. 14-1 14-1 11-3 11-3 10-3 11-2 10-3 9-4 9-2 10-3 8-4 8-4 8-4 8-5 9-4 9-4 9-1 9-3 7-4 7-4 7-5 7-4 8-4 9-2 7-4

Pts 625 600 563 555 482 473 470 445 380 367 357 336 326 278 273 200 199 158 152 143 136 122 89 85 57

Prv 4 1 2 5 3 6 7 13 9 10 8 12 11 19 15 24 14 22 20 16 NR 17 NR 18 23

Others receiving votes: North Dakota (32); Jacksonville State (20); Indiana State (19); Massachusetts (14); Portland State (14); San Diego (23); South Carolina State (15); Drake (14); South Dakota (12); Furman (10); William & Mary (10); Bethune-Cookman (7); Grambling State (7); Murray State (7); Eastern Washington (6); Alabama State (4); Florida A&M (4); Southern Utah (3); Brown (2); Youngstown State (2).

Sept. 12 Offensive:....................................Jesse Grandy, UCA Defensive:....................................Chika Madu, NICH Special Teams:............................. Cory Kemps, NICH Sept. 19 Offensive:.............................. Richard Sincere, SHSU Defensive:................................. Darnell Taylor, SHSU Special Teams:............................. Darius Carey, MCN Sept. 26 Offensive:...................................Tim Flanders, SHSU Defensive:.....................................Derek Rose, NSU Special Teams:..........................Gralyn Crawford, SFA Oct. 3 Offensive:.........................................Andre Bevil, LU Defensive:..................................... Seth Allison, UCA Special Teams:...........................Isaiah Jackson, UCA Oct. 10 Offensive:.............................. Richard Sincere, SHSU Defensive:.................................. Darius Taylor, SHSU Special Teams:..............................Matt Foster, SHSU Oct. 17 Offensive:.................................... D.J. Palmer, NWLA Defensive:...............................Frank Newsome, UCA Special Teams:.......................... Phillip Harvey, NWLA Oct. 24 Offensive:...................................Tim Flanders, SHSU Defensive:..................................... Jestin Love, UCA Special Teams:..............................Chika Madu, NICH Oct. 31 Offensive:..................................... Nathan Dick, UCA Defensive:.................................Willie Jefferson, SFA Special Teams:..............................Jordan Wells, SLU Nov. 7 Offensive:................................... Brady Attaway, SFA Defensive:................................ Dax Swanson, SHSU Special Teams:.......................... Ben Bourgeois, MCN Nov. 14 Offensive:..................................... Nathan Dick, UCA Defensive:................................. Darnell Taylor, SHSU Special Teams:...........................Marcus Jackson, LU Nov. 21 Offensive:...................................Tim Flanders, SHSU Defensive:.................................Willie Jefferson, SFA Special Teams:............................. Darius Carey, MCN

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Sept. 5 Offensive:.................................... Cody Stroud, MCN Co-Defensive:...........................Terence Cahee, MCN ................................................ Derek Rose, NWLA Special Teams:..............................Jordan Wells, SLU

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FRISCO, Texas – An unrelenting defense limited Sam Houston State to its lowest total offense and point total of the season ending the Bearkats’ dream season as North Dakota State posted a 17-6 victory in the NCAA Division I National Championship Game Jan. 7, 2012. The Bison and the Bearkats both ended the season with 14-1 records but North Dakota State took home the trophy after a hard-fought battle at FC Dallas Stadium. Sam Houston was held to 95 yards rushing and 115 passing for a total offense output of 220 yards. The Bearkats came into the contest averaging 421.1 yards per game offensively. Running back Tim Flanders led the Bearkat offense with 21 carries for 84 yards as he set a Southland Conference record for most rushing yards in one season (1,642). He broke the former record of 1,593 yards set by Claude Mathis of Texas State in 1997. Sam Houston’s defense kept the Bearkats in the fight for most of the contest. Kenneth Jenkins totaled 11 tackles and intercepted a pass. Darnell Taylor posted eight tackles and recovered a fumble. Brandon Closner was a special teams standout with six punt returns for 53 yards including runbacks of 23 and 24 yards.

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Offensive Player of the Year Richard Sincere, Sam Houston State Defensive Player of the Year Darnell Taylor, Sam Houston State Freshman of the Year Jordan Wells, Southeastern Louisiana Newcomer of the Year Willie Jefferson, Stephen F. Austin Coach of the Year Willie Fritz, Sam Houston State

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Quarterback: Brady Attaway, SFA; Brad Henderson, NWLA. Running Back: D.J. Palmer, NWLA; Jeremy Barnes, SFA; Keith Lawson, SFA. Wide Receiver: Dominque Croom, UCA; Brandon Collins, SLU; Marcus Jackson, LU; Darius Carey, MCN; Torrance Williams, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: John Steel, SFA; Jonathan Landry, MCN; Gaston Gabriel, SLU; Austin Wright, SFA; Zach Case, NWLA, Cameron Epple, LU; Arinze Agada, MCN. Kicker: Jordan Wiggs, SFA; Andrew Dolan, NICH. Defensive Linemen: Edet Udoh, NICH; Pat Williams, MCN; Jacob Fincher, SFA; Lesley Deamer, NWLA; Matt Hornbuckle, UCA; Marcus Malbrough, LU. Linebacker: Frank Newsome, UCA; Darius Taylor, SHSU; Asim Hicks, LU; Devin Ducote, SFA; Darby Jackson, LU; Joe Narcisse, MCN; Jordan Piper, NICH; Lamont Simmons, NWLA; Kash David, SHSU. Defensive Back: Josh Aubrey, SFA; Brashard Booker, NWLA; Jordan Aubrey, SFA; Jeremy Lane, NWLA; Derek Choice, SFA; Ben Wells, SFA; Siegan Vergenal, NICH; Cashas Pollard, NWLA; Jerrel McKnight, UCA; Caleb Nelson, SFA. Punter: Drew Nelson, SFA; Kollin Kahler, LU; Matt McCormick, SLU. Return Specialist: Jordan Wells, SLU; Isaiah Jackson, UCA.

Key - indicates two-time all-conference selection; 3 - indicates three-time all-conference selection 2

All-Southland Conference Football Teams First-Team Offense

Pos. Name QB Nathan Dick2 RB Tim Flanders2 RB Andre Anderson2 HB Richard Sincere WR Cordell Roberson2 WR Simmie Yarborough3 TE Justin Aldredge2 OL Travis Watson2 OL Chris Crockett OL Dominique Allen OL George Bias2 OL Alec Savoie PK John Shaughnessy

University Central Arkansas Sam Houston State McNeese State Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Southeastern La. Northwestern State Sam Houston State Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Stephen F. Austin McNeese State Northwestern State

Pos. Name DL J.T. Cleveland2 DL Desmund Lighten3 DL Jermayne Lett DL Willie Jefferson LB Will Henry2 LB Seth Allison DB Darnell Taylor DB Malcolm Bronson3 DB Bobby Felder2 DB Kenneth Jenkins2 DB Darrell Jenkins3 P Cory Kemps RS Chika Madu

University Sam Houston State McNeese State Central Arkansas Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Sam Houston State McNeese State Nicholls State Sam Houston State McNeese State Nicholls State Nicholls State

Pos. Name QB Brian Bell RB Jackie Hinton RB Marcus Washington HB Gralyn Crawford2 WR J.J. Hayes WR Jessie Grandy TE Nick Scelfo OL Josh Penton OL Kaleb Hopson OL Larry Calcote OL Logan Roubique OL Anthony Oden PK Eddie Camara

University Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Nicholls State Stephen F. Austin Lamar Central Arkansas Nicholls State Southeastern La. Sam Houston State Northwestern State Central Arkansas Lamar Central Arkansas

Pos. Name DL Andrew Weaver DL Ricky Issac DL Gary Lorance DL Malcolm Mattox LB Derek Rose2 LB Ryan Epperson DB Dax Swanson DB Jamaal White2 DB Robert Alford DB Bookie Sneed DB Jestin Love2 P Matt Foster RS Gralyn Crawford2

University Sam Houston State Northwestern State Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Northwestern State Southeastern La. Sam Houston State Central Arkansas Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin

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

Wt. 222 210 195 180 200 215 230 290 285 288 305 322 181

First-Team Defense Ht. 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-6 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-2 5-8

Wt. 290 255 249 230 215 198 195 192 200 195 205 245 170

Second-Team Offense Ht. 6-2 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-8 5-9

Wt. 175 203 210 175 210 167 245 280 300 284 281 305 172

Second-Team Defense Ht. 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-6 5-11

Wt. 240 221 290 255 229 225 185 192 180 180 204 195 175

Cl. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown Allen, Texas Midwest City, Okla. Barrington, Ill. Galveston, Texas Jefferson, Texas Brookhaven, Miss. Ruston, La. Norman, Okla. Converse, Texas Houston, Texas Houston, Texas Lafayette, La. Shreveport, La.

Cl. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Hometown Baytown, Texas Monroe, La. Gautier, Miss. Beaumont, Texas Waco, Texas Stuttgart, Ark. Mesquite, Texas Jasper, Texas McComb, Miss. Galveston, Texas Bon Weir, Texas Carmel, Ind. Norman, Okla.

Cl. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr.

Hometown China Spring, Texas Houston Texas Lillian, Ala. Palestine, Texas Diboll, Texas Pine Bluff, Ark. Baton Rouge, La. Splendora, Texas Early, Texas Natchez, Miss. Port Allen, La. Indianapolis, Ind. Cedar Hill, Texas

Cl. Jr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr.

Hometown Waco, Texas Cypress, Texas New Boston, Texas Newton, Texas New Orleans, La. Chandler, Texas Waco, Texas Garland, Texas Hammond, La. Conroe, Texas West Memphis, Ark. Melbourne, Australia Palestine, Texas


2011 Review Elqutub named nff Scholar-Athlete

Justin Aldredge, Northwestern State

Southland All-Academic Teams Name Brian Bell Brandon Closner2 Wes Briscoe Anthony Blackmon%,1,2 Tim Flanders1 Justin Aldredge!,%,1,3,4 Brad Jakel%,1,2 Alec Savoie1 John McLendon%,1 Travis Watson^,1,2,4 Matt Boyles John Shaughnessy1,2

University Sam Houston State Sam Houston State McNeese State Central Arkansas Sam Houston State Northwestern State Central Arkansas McNeese State Northwestern State Sam Houston State Sam Houston State Northwestern State

Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB DB DB DB DB P P

Name Jacob Fincher Eric LeBlanc%,1 E.J. Nduka Wade Williams2 Seth Allison1 Yaser Elqutub!,%,1,2,4 Kerry Guidry Jordan Hanberry Phil LeBlanc1 Randy Stewart2 Ben Bourgeois%,1,2,4 Drew Nelson%,1,2,4

University Stephen F. Austin McNeese State Sam Houston State Northwestern State Central Arkansas Northwestern State Nicholls State Nicholls State Northwestern State Sam Houston State McNeese State Stephen F. Austin

Cl. So. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Jr.

Defense

Cl. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Gr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Gr. Sr.

GPA 3.26 3.51 3.15 3.56 3.00 3.90 3.69 3.10 3.73 3.44 3.21 3.64

Major Kinesiology Health Health & Human Performance Health Education Management Info. Systems Business Administration Exercise Science Health & Physical Education Nursing Political Science Accounting Biology

GPA 3.59 3.73 3.15 3.08 3.26 3.85 3.26 4.00 3.37 3.25 4.00 3.50

Major Forestry Health & Human Performance Business Administration Psychology Finance Scientific Inquiry Allied Health Biology/Pre-Med Business Administration Accounting Engineering Criminal Justice

^ Student-Athlete of the Year; % CoSIDA Academic All-District VI selection; 1 Automatic all-academic selection; 2 Two-time all-academic selection; 3 Three-time all-academic selection; 4 FCS Academic All-American.

Yaser Elqutub, Northwestern State

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Pos. QB WR WR RB RB TE OL OL OL OL OL K

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Travis Watson, Sam Houston State

Northwestern State senior linebacker Yaser Elqutub was one of 16 recipients of the 2011 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Elqutub had a 3.85 grade point average in scientific inquiry-liberal arts with a concentration in mathematics and science, with a minor in philosophy while attending the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern. A former walkon, he finished his career with 121 tackles and was voted a permanent team captain for the 2011 season. The honorees, from all levels of college football, also comprise the list of finalists for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, recognizing college football’s top senior scholar-athlete. It was one of two major awards last season for Elqutub, who also was named team captain of the 2011 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, which recognizes remarkable community service and overall excellence. Elqutub is the only person in college football to earn both honors this year. He is the third Demon to receive an NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award. Two-time All-America center William Broussard won in 1999, went on to earn a doctoral degree and is director of athletics at Centenary College. Receiver Mark Johnson won in 1984. Elqutub becomes the ninth winner to compete in the Southland Conference, preceded by Broussard and Nick Clark of Texas State in 2007, Wes Hines of McNeese State in 2000, Thomas Davis of North Texas and George Murphy of Louisiana-Monroe in 1990, Mike Yost of Louisiana-Monroe in 1986, Tim Langford from Arkansas State in 1983 and Keith Miles of Trinity in 1967. Before joining the Southland, Central Arkansas had a winner in 2005 as a Division II program with Cory Cangelosi.

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Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 26 Dec. 3

Central Arkansas (9-4, 6-1 SLC) Opponent Henderson State at Louisiana Tech at Sam Houston State* at Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin* at Nicholls State* McNeese State* at Lamar* Southeastern La.* at Northwestern State* Texas State at Tennessee Tech at Montana

Lamar (4-7, 2-5 SLC)

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Opponent Texas College at South Alabama Incarnate Word at Southeastern La.* Northwestern State* at Texas State Central Arkansas* at Sam Houston State* Stephen F. Austin* at Nicholls State* McNeese State*

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Opponent at Kansas Sioux Falls Southeastern La.* at Northwestern State* Texas State at Central Arkansas* Sam Houston State* at Stephen F. Austin* Nicholls State* UTSA at Lamar*

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct 21 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 17

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W/L W L W W L L L L L W L

Score 38-14 42-48 10-31 24-53 38-28 37-31 21-18 38-24 55-29 45-20 23-22 34-14 14-41

Attend 12,755 20,652 9,831 27,918 11,127 5,432 9,528 15,367 10,543 9,156 7,724 6,115 22,005

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

Score 58-0 8-30 45-35 48-38 17-37 21-46 24-38 0-66 10-69 34-26 17-45

Attend 15,367 18,136 15,367 5,104 15,367 15,028 15,367 6,575 11,286 5,466 13,901

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Jan. 7

Attend 41,068 14,342 12,455 10,532 12,194 9,528 12,742 10,422 10,162 11,463 13,901

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 17

Attend 2,489 19,884 28,741 5,781 15,502 5,432 6,483 5,109 10,162 5,466 4,942

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct 21 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19

McNeese StATE (6-5, 4-3 SLC) W/L L W W W L L L L W W W

Score 24-42 31-17 48-27 20-18 14-21 18-21 14-38 17-37 26-17 24-21 45-17

Nicholls StATE (1-10, 0-7 SLC) Opponent Evangel at Western Michigan at Louisiana-Lafayette Northwestern State* at Texas State* Central Arkansas* at Sam Houston State* Stephen F. Austin* at McNeese State* Lamar* at Southeastern La.*

W/L W L L L L L L L L L L

Score 42-0 7-38 21-38 0-34 12-38 31-37 7-47 21-57 17-26 26-34 14-31

Northwestern StATE (5-6, 3-4 SLC) Opponent Delta State at LSU at SMU at Nicholls State* McNeese State* at Lamar* Southeastern La.* at Texas State Central Arkansas* at Sam Houston State* Stephen F. Austin*

W/L W L L W L W W W L L L

Score 24-23 3-49 7-40 34-0 18-20 37-17 51-17 23-10 20-45 17-43 0-33

Sam Houston StATE (14-1, 7-0 SLC) Opponent Western Illinois Central Arkansas* at New Mexico UTSA vs. Stephen F. Austin* Nicholls State* at McNeese State* Lamar* at Southeastern La.* Northwestern State* at Texas State Stony Brook Montana State Montana vs. North Dakota State

W/L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L

Score 20-6 31-10 48-45 22-7 45-10 47-7 38-14 66-0 38-9 43-17 36-14 34-27 49-13 31-28 6-17

Attend 7,531 92,405 20,083 5,781 10,532 15,367 10,285 14,473 9,156 6,643 4,563

Attend 6,720 9,831 16,313 6,889 25,083 6,483 12,742 6,575 4,871 6,643 15,613 8,161 9,077 12,367 20,586

Southeastern LOUISIANA (3-8, 1-6 SLC) Opponent at Tulane Savannah State at Southern Miss at McNeese State* Lamar* at Northwestern State* Texas State at Central Arkansas* Sam Houston State* at Stephen F. Austin* Nicholls State*

W/L L W L L L L W L L L W

Score 33-47 63-6 6-52 27-48 38-48 17-51 38-28 29-55 9-38 20-28 31-14

Stephen F. Austin (6-5, 5-2 SLC) Opponent McMurry Northern Iowa at Baylor Texas State at Central Arkansas* vs. Sam Houston State* at Nicholls State* McNeese State* at Lamar* Southeastern La.* at Northwestern State*

W/L W L L L L L W W W W W

Score 82-6 23-34 0-48 26-35 28-38 10-45 57-21 37-17 69-10 28-20 33-0

Attend 15,912 4,974 27,433 12,455 5,104 10,285 4,137 10,543 4,871 6,841 4,942

Attend 8,586 8,741 43,090 9,145 11,127 25,083 5,109 10,422 11,286 6,841 4,563


2011 Team Stats 1. Sam Houston State 2. Stephen F. Austin 3. Central Arkansas 4. Southeastern La. 5. Lamar 6. McNeese State 7. Northwestern State 8. Nicholls State

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. Lamar 6. McNeese State 7. Northwestern State 8. Nicholls State

G 15 11 13 11 11 11 11 11

TD 72 49 54 39 38 35 28 26

XP 2XP DXP 67 0 0 36 6 0 49 2 0 35 0 0 35 0 0 32 2 0 24 0 0 24 0 0

Avg 36.9 35.7 32.2 28.3 25.6 25.5 21.3 18.0

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. McNeese State 6. Lamar 7. Northwestern State 8. Nicholls State

TD 28 35 34 38 46 49 54 58

FG Saf 10 0 10 0 13 0 12 0 18 0 12 2 12 1 9 1

Pts 224 274 276 297 373 380 415 430

Avg 14.9 24.9 25.1 27.0 28.7 34.5 37.7 39.1

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. McNeese State 6. Lamar 7. Northwestern State Nicholls State

Pts 554 419 393 311 282 281 234 198

Avg 36.9 32.2 35.7 28.3 25.6 25.5 21.3 18.0

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. McNeese State 6. Lamar 7. Nicholls State 8. Northwestern State

Pts 118 91 87 77 66 65 50 42

Avg 7.9 7.0 7.9 7.0 6.0 5.9 4.5 3.8

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. Lamar 6. McNeese State 7. Northwestern State 8. Nicholls State

Yds/G 439.4 407.5 401.8 399.5 353.0 331.5 283.4 283.4

1. Sam Houston State 2. McNeese State 3. Nicholls State 4. Stephen F. Austin 5. Central Arkansas 6. Lamar 7. Southeastern La. 8. Northwestern State

Pass Plys Yards Avg TD Yds/G 3,105 958 4,199 4.4 25 279.9 1,950 759 3,362 4.4 29 305.6 2,139 725 3,648 5.0 30 331.6 2,253 723 3,956 5.5 43 359.6 2,775 769 4,270 5.6 34 388.2 2,329 747 4,419 5.9 53 401.7 3,313 942 5,311 5.6 43 408.5 2,404 801 4,851 6.1 50 441.0

1. Sam Houston State 2. Stephen F. Austin 3. Northwestern State 4. McNeese State 5. Central Arkansas 6. Nicholls State 7. Lamar 8. Southeastern La.

XP 2XP DXP 26 0 0 34 0 0 31 1 0 33 0 0 37 3 0 44 1 0 53 0 0 51 1 0

Touchdowns Scored G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

TD 72 54 49 39 38 35 28 26

XP 2XP DXP 67 0 0 49 2 0 36 6 0 35 0 0 35 0 0 32 2 0 24 0 0 24 0 0

FG Saf 17 2 14 0 17 0 14 0 5 2 11 1 14 0 6 0

Points Scored Kicking

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. Northwestern State 6. McNeese State 7. Lamar 8. Nicholls State

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. Sam Houston State 3. Southeastern La. 4. Central Arkansas 5. McNeese State 6. Lamar 7. Nicholls State Northwestern State

1. Sam Houston State 2. Stephen F. Austin 3. McNeese State 4. Nicholls State 5. Northwestern State 6. Lamar 7. Central Arkansas 8. Southeastern La.

G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

TD 72 54 49 39 28 35 38 26

XP 2XP DXP 67 0 0 49 2 0 36 6 0 35 0 0 24 0 0 32 2 0 35 0 0 24 0 0

Total Offense

G 11 15 11 13 11 11 11 11

Rush 1,326 3,839 1,250 1,543 1,629 1,268 1,614 1,187

Pass Plays 3,507 854 2,274 974 3,170 840 3,650 875 2,254 772 2,378 730 1,503 707 1,930 722

Total Defense

G 15 11 11 11 11 11 13 11

Rush 1,094 1,412 1,509 1,703 1,495 2,090 1,998 2,447

FG Saf 17 2 14 0 17 0 14 0 14 0 11 1 5 2 6 0

Yards Avg/P 4,833 5.7 6,113 6.3 4,420 5.3 5,193 5.9 3,883 5.0 3,646 5.0 3,117 4.4 3,117 4.3

TD 43 68 38 46 31 34 23 24

G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

Rush 3,839 1,543 1,326 1,250 1,629 1,268 1,187 1,614

Pass Plays 2,274 974 3,650 875 3,507 854 3,170 840 2,254 772 2,378 730 1,930 722 1,503 707

Yards Avg/P 6,113 6.3 5,193 5.9 4,833 5.7 4,420 5.3 3,883 5.0 3,646 5.0 3,117 4.3 3,117 4.4

Total Offensive Yards G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

Rush 3,839 1,543 1,326 1,250 1,629 1,268 1,187 1,614

Pass Plays 2,274 974 3,650 875 3,507 854 3,170 840 2,254 772 2,378 730 1,930 722 1,503 707

Yards Avg/P 6,113 6.3 5,193 5.9 4,833 5.7 4,420 5.3 3,883 5.0 3,646 5.0 3,117 4.3 3,117 4.4

Total Offensive Avg. Per Play G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

Rush 3,839 1,543 1,326 1,250 1,629 1,268 1,614 1,187

Pass Plays 2,274 974 3,650 875 3,507 854 3,170 840 2,254 772 2,378 730 1,503 707 1,930 722

Yards Avg/P 6,113 6.3 5,193 5.9 4,833 5.7 4,420 5.3 3,883 5.0 3,646 5.0 3,117 4.4 3,117 4.3

Total Offensive Touchdowns G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

Rush 3,839 1,543 1,326 1,250 1,268 1,629 1,187 1,614

Pass Plays 2,274 974 3,650 875 3,507 854 3,170 840 2,378 730 2,254 772 1,930 722 1,503 707

Yards Avg/P 6,113 6.3 5,193 5.9 4,833 5.7 4,420 5.3 3,646 5.0 3,883 5.0 3,117 4.3 3,117 4.4

Rushing Offense G 15 11 11 11 13 11 11 11

Att 700 441 425 310 412 379 359 412

Yds 3,839 1,629 1,614 1,326 1,543 1,268 1,250 1,187

Rushing Defense G Rushes 15 413 11 445 11 377 11 401 13 491 11 409 11 443 11 476

Yards 1,094 1,412 1,495 1,509 1,998 1,703 2,090 2,447

TD 68 46 43 38 31 34 24 23

Yds/G 407.5 399.5 439.4 401.8 353.0 331.5 283.4 283.4

TD 68 46 43 38 31 34 24 23

Yds/G 407.5 399.5 439.4 401.8 353.0 331.5 283.4 283.4

TD 68 46 43 38 31 34 23 24

Yds/G 407.5 399.5 439.4 401.8 353.0 331.5 283.4 283.4

TD 68 46 43 38 34 31 24 23

Yds/G 407.5 399.5 439.4 401.8 331.5 353.0 283.4 283.4

Avg 5.5 3.7 3.8 4.3 3.7 3.3 3.5 2.9

TD 46 19 12 12 12 14 21 12

Yds/G 255.9 148.1 146.7 120.5 118.7 115.3 113.6 107.9

Avg. 2.6 3.2 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.7 5.1

TD 9 14 17 12 23 16 31 24

Yds/G 72.9 128.4 135.9 137.2 153.7 154.8 190.0 222.5

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Pts 554 393 419 311 282 281 234 198

Scoring Defense G 15 11 11 11 13 11 11 11

Total Offensive Plays

FG Saf 17 2 17 0 14 0 14 0 5 2 11 1 14 0 6 0

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1. Sam Houston State 2. McNeese State 3. Nicholls State 4. Central Arkansas Northwestern State 6. Lamar 7. Southeastern La. 8. Stephen F. Austin

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1. Sam Houston State 2. Southeastern La. 3. McNeese State 4. Lamar 5. Northwestern State Central Arkansas Nicholls State Stephen F. Austin

1. Central Arkansas 2. Sam Houston State 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. McNeese State 5. Lamar 6. Northwestern State 7. Southeastern La. 8. Nicholls State

Yards Per Rush G 15 11 11 13 11 11 11 11

Att 700 310 425 412 441 359 379 412

Yds 3,839 1,326 1,614 1,543 1,629 1,250 1,268 1,187

Avg 5.5 4.3 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.3 2.9

TD 46 12 12 12 19 21 14 12

Yds/G 255.9 120.5 146.7 118.7 148.1 113.6 115.3 107.9

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. Southeastern La. 3. Central Arkansas 4. Lamar 5. McNeese State 6. Northwestern State 7. Sam Houston State 8. Nicholls State

Avg 5.5 3.7 3.8 3.7 2.9 3.3 3.5 4.3

TD 46 19 12 12 12 14 21 12

Yds/G 255.9 148.1 146.7 118.7 107.9 115.3 113.6 120.5

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. McNeese State 3. Nicholls State 4. Sam Houston State 5. Lamar 6. Southeastern La. 7. Northwestern State 8. Central Arkansas

Avg 5.5 3.7 3.8 3.7 4.3 3.3 3.5 2.9

TD 46 19 12 12 12 14 21 12

Yds/G 255.9 148.1 146.7 118.7 120.5 115.3 113.6 107.9

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. Southeastern La. 3. Central Arkansas 4. Lamar 5. McNeese State 6. Northwestern State 7. Nicholls State 8. Sam Houston State

TD 46 21 19 14 12 12 12 12

Yds/G 255.9 113.6 148.1 115.3 107.9 118.7 146.7 120.5

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. Central Arkansas 3. Southeastern La. 4. McNeese State 5. Lamar Northwestern State 7. Sam Houston State 8. Nicholls State

TD 34 22 31 12 20 12 17 11

Effic 147.5 147.3 125.5 123.2 120.4 120.2 115.5 100.2

1. Central Arkansas 2. Stephen F. Austin 3. Southeastern La. 4. Lamar 5. Sam Houston State 6. McNeese State 7. Northwestern State 8. Nicholls State

TD 16 17 18 15 20 26 22 27

Effic 99.2 119.9 121.6 122.7 134.4 136.5 138.6 143.7

1. Central Arkansas 2. McNeese State 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Northwestern State 5. Southeastern La. 6. Sam Houston State 7. Nicholls State 8. Lamar

Rushing Attempts G 15 11 11 13 11 11 11 11

Att 700 441 425 412 412 379 359 310

Yds 3,839 1,629 1,614 1,543 1,187 1,268 1,250 1,326

Rushing Yards

G 15 11 11 13 11 11 11 11

Att 700 441 425 412 310 379 359 412

Yds 3,839 1,629 1,614 1,543 1,326 1,268 1,250 1,187

Rushing Touchdowns G 15 11 11 11 11 13 11 11

Att 700 359 441 379 412 412 425 310

Yds 3,839 1,250 1,629 1,268 1,187 1,543 1,614 1,326

Avg 5.5 3.5 3.7 3.3 2.9 3.7 3.8 4.3

Passing Efficiency G 13 15 11 11 11 11 11 11

Att Cmp 463 288 274 156 544 330 331 201 351 187 310 187 481 275 282 154

Pct Int 62.2 12 56.9 8 60.7 22 60.7 11 53.3 15 60.3 8 57.2 21 54.6 17

Yds 3,650 2,274 3,507 2,254 2,378 1,930 3,170 1,503

Passing Efficiency Defense

1. Sam Houston State 2. Northwestern State 3. McNeese State 4. Stephen F. Austin 5. Central Arkansas 6. Southeastern La. 7. Lamar 8. Nicholls State

G 15 11 11 11 13 11 11 11

Att Cmp 545 273 392 213 324 185 314 192 451 296 325 182 304 179 314 191

Int 23 16 15 10 17 13 13 9

Pct. 50.1 54.3 57.1 61.1 65.6 56.0 58.9 60.8

Yds 3,105 2,775 2,139 1,950 3,313 2,404 2,329 2,253

Passing Offense G 11 11 13 11 11 11 15 11

Att 544 481 463 351 331 310 274 282

Cmp 330 275 288 187 201 187 156 154

Int 22 21 12 15 11 8 8 17

Pct. 60.7 57.2 62.2 53.3 60.7 60.3 56.9 54.6

Pass Defense

G 11 11 11 15 11 11 11 13

Att 314 324 314 545 304 325 392 451

Cmp 192 185 191 273 179 182 213 296

Int 10 15 9 23 13 13 16 17

Pct. 61.1 57.1 60.8 50.1 58.9 56.0 54.3 65.6

Yds 3,507 3,170 3,650 2,378 2,254 1,930 2,274 1,503

Avg 6.4 6.6 7.9 6.8 6.8 6.2 8.3 5.3

TD 31 17 34 20 12 12 22 11

Yds/G 318.8 288.2 280.8 216.2 204.9 175.5 151.6 136.6

Yds 1,950 2,139 2,253 3,105 2,329 2,404 2,775 3,313

Avg 6.2 6.6 7.2 5.7 7.7 7.4 7.1 7.3

TD 15 18 27 16 22 26 17 20

Yds/G 177.3 194.5 204.8 207.0 211.7 218.5 252.3 254.8

Avg 6.4 6.6 7.9 6.8 6.8 6.2 5.3 8.3

TD 31 17 34 20 12 12 11 22

Yds/G 318.8 288.2 280.8 216.2 204.9 175.5 136.6 151.6

Yds 3,507 3,650 3,170 2,254 2,378 1,930 2,274 1,503

Avg 10.6 12.7 11.5 11.2 12.7 10.3 14.6 9.8

TD 31 34 17 12 20 12 22 11

Yds/G 318.8 280.8 288.2 204.9 216.2 175.5 151.6 136.6

Yds 3,650 3,507 3,170 2,378 2,274 2,254 1,930 1,503

Avg 7.9 6.4 6.6 6.8 8.3 6.8 6.2 5.3

TD 34 31 17 20 22 12 12 11

Yds/G 280.8 318.8 288.2 216.2 151.6 204.9 175.5 136.6

TD 34 12 31 12 17 22 11 20

Yds/G 280.8 204.9 318.8 175.5 288.2 151.6 136.6 216.2

Passing Attempts G 11 11 13 11 11 11 11 15

Att 544 481 463 351 331 310 282 274

Cmp 330 275 288 187 201 187 154 156

Int 22 21 12 15 11 8 17 8

Pct. 60.7 57.2 62.2 53.3 60.7 60.3 54.6 56.9

Yds 3,507 3,170 3,650 2,378 2,254 1,930 1,503 2,274

Pass Completions G 11 13 11 11 11 11 15 11

Att 544 463 481 331 351 310 274 282

Cmp 330 288 275 201 187 187 156 154

Int 22 12 21 11 15 8 8 17

Pct. 60.7 62.2 57.2 60.7 53.3 60.3 56.9 54.6

Passing Yards

G 13 11 11 11 15 11 11 11

Att 463 544 481 351 274 331 310 282

Cmp 288 330 275 187 156 201 187 154

Int 12 22 21 15 8 11 8 17

Pct. 62.2 60.7 57.2 53.3 56.9 60.7 60.3 54.6

Pass Completion Percentage G 13 11 11 11 11 15 11 11

Att 463 331 544 310 481 274 282 351

Cmp 288 201 330 187 275 156 154 187

Int 12 11 22 8 21 8 17 15

Pct. 62.2 60.7 60.7 60.3 57.2 56.9 54.6 53.3

Yds 3,650 2,254 3,507 1,930 3,170 2,274 1,503 2,378

Avg 12.7 11.2 10.6 10.3 11.5 14.6 9.8 12.7


2011 Team Stats 1. Northwestern State Sam Houston State 3. McNeese State 4. Central Arkansas 5. Lamar 6. Nicholls State 7. Southeastern La. 8. Stephen F. Austin

1. Northwestern State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Sam Houston State 5. Southeastern La. Nicholls State 7. Lamar 8. McNeese State

1. Southeastern La. 2. Stephen F. Austin 3. Sam Houston State 4. Northwestern State 5. Nicholls State 6. McNeese State 7. Central Arkansas 8. Lamar

1. McNeese State 2. Lamar 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. Northwestern State 6. Sam Houston State 7. Nicholls State 8. Central Arkansas

Att 310 274 331 463 351 282 481 544

Cmp 187 156 201 288 187 154 275 330

Int 8 8 11 12 15 17 21 22

Pct. 60.3 56.9 60.7 62.2 53.3 54.6 57.2 60.7

Yds 1,930 2,274 2,254 3,650 2,378 1,503 3,170 3,507

Passing Touchdowns G 13 11 15 11 11 11 11 11

Att 463 544 274 351 481 310 331 282

Cmp 288 330 156 187 275 187 201 154

Int 12 22 8 15 21 8 11 17

Pct. 62.2 60.7 56.9 53.3 57.2 60.3 60.7 54.6

Yds 3,650 3,507 2,274 2,378 3,170 1,930 2,254 1,503

Field Goals G 11 13 11 15 11 11 11 11

Made 14 14 17 17 14 6 5 11

PAT Kicking G 15 11 13 11 11 11 11 11

Made 67 32 49 24 36 35 35 24

Net Yards Per Punt G No. Yards Avg/P 11 53 2,156 40.7 11 47 1,922 40.9 15 73 2,894 39.6 11 64 2,445 38.2 11 51 2,200 43.1 11 53 1,905 35.9 13 59 2,152 36.5 11 65 2,741 42.2

PR 109 158 68 74 365 51 149 505

Punt Return Average G 11 11 11 11 11 15 11 13

Ret 15 6 23 23 12 50 21 19

Yds 239 88 303 239 124 424 158 76

Kickoff Return Average

Avg 6.2 8.3 6.8 7.9 6.8 5.3 6.6 6.4

TD 12 22 12 34 20 11 17 31

Yds/G 175.5 151.6 204.9 280.8 216.2 136.6 288.2 318.8

1. Southeastern La. 2. Nicholls State 3. Northwestern State 4. Stephen F. Austin 5. McNeese State 6. Sam Houston State 7. Central Arkansas 8. Lamar

Avg 7.9 6.4 8.3 6.8 6.6 6.2 6.8 5.3

TD 34 31 22 20 17 12 12 11

Yds/G 280.8 318.8 151.6 216.2 288.2 175.5 204.9 136.6

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. McNeese State 3. Lamar 4. Nicholls State 5. Southeastern La. 6. Sam Houston State 7. Central Arkansas 8. Northwestern State

Att 16 19 24 25 21 9 8 18

Pct .875 .737 .708 .680 .667 .667 .625 .611

1. Central Arkansas 2. Northwestern State 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Sam Houston State 5. Nicholls State 6. Lamar 7. McNeese State Southeastern La.

Att 69 33 51 25 38 37 37 26

Pct .971 .970 .961 .960 .947 .946 .946 .923

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Nicholls State 4. Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State 6. Lamar 7. McNeese State Southeastern La.

Avg TBg Net/P 2.1 6 36.4 3.4 3 36.3 0.9 9 36.2 1.2 4 35.8 7.2 3 34.8 1.0 4 33.5 2.5 2 33.3 7.8 7 32.2

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Northwestern State 4. McNeese State 5. Lamar 6. Stephen F. Austin 7. Southeastern La. 8. Nicholls State

TD 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Avg 15.9 14.7 13.2 10.4 10.3 8.5 7.5 4.0

G 11 11 11 11 11 15 13 11

Ret 65 64 52 42 54 41 62 62

Yds 1,549 1,507 1,202 938 1,187 871 1,283 1,146

TD 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1

Avg 23.8 23.5 23.1 22.3 22.0 21.2 20.7 18.5

Interception Return Average

1. Sam Houston State 2. Central Arkansas Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. McNeese State 6. Lamar 7. Northwestern State 8. Nicholls State

G 11 11 11 11 11 15 13 11

No. 10 15 13 9 13 23 17 16

Yds 309 313 194 134 183 320 221 184

Fumble Returns G 13 11 11 15 11 11 11 11

Rcvd 16 12 12 19 13 9 8 8

Ret 6 4 2 4 1 1 0 0

TD 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 0

Yds 268 136 51 47 9 1 0 0

Fumbles Recovered G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

Rcvd 19 16 13 12 12 9 8 8

Ret 4 6 1 2 4 1 0 0

Yds 47 268 9 51 136 1 0 0

Avg 30.9 20.9 14.9 14.9 14.1 13.9 13.0 11.5

TD 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Avg 44.7 34.0 25.5 11.8 9.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

TD 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0

Avg 11.8 44.7 9.0 25.5 34.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

Turnover Margin

Gained Lost G Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot Mar Per/G 15 19 23 42 6 8 14 +28 1.87 13 16 17 33 10 12 22 +11 0.85 11 12 16 28 14 8 22 +6 0.55 11 8 15 23 11 11 22 +1 0.09 11 9 13 22 10 15 25 -3 -0.27 11 12 10 22 6 22 28 -6 -0.55 11 8 13 21 12 21 33 -12 -1.09 11 13 9 22 18 17 35 -13 -1.18

G 15 13 11 11 11 11 11 11

1st Downs Rush 167 88 73 71 90 63 71 83

Pass 89 148 158 146 100 104 83 69

Pen 21 19 24 27 9 26 20 17

Total 277 255 255 244 199 193 174 169

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1. Sam Houston State 2. McNeese State 3. Central Arkansas 4. Nicholls State 5. Stephen F. Austin 6. Lamar Southeastern La. 8. Northwestern State

G 11 15 11 13 11 11 11 11

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1. Central Arkansas 2. Stephen F. Austin 3. Sam Houston State 4. Lamar 5. Southeastern La. 6. Northwestern State McNeese State 8. Nicholls State

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1. Stephen F. Austin 2. McNeese State 3. Nicholls State 4. Lamar 5. Northwestern State 6. Sam Houston State 7. Southeastern La. 8. Central Arkansas

Opponent 1st Downs G 11 11 11 11 11 15 11 13

Rush 82 88 89 103 70 54 122 116

Pass 81 85 104 95 127 138 95 150

Pen 26 23 14 14 21 36 17 28

3rd-Down Conversions

1. Central Arkansas 2. Sam Houston State 3. Southeastern La. 4. McNeese State 5. Stephen F. Austin 6. Northwestern State 7. Lamar 8. Nicholls State

G 13 15 11 11 11 11 11 11

Conv 76 84 68 66 59 58 49 46

Att 186 206 169 168 163 170 154 151

Opponent 3rd-Down Conv.

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G 11 15 11 11 13 11 11 11

Conv 41 62 56 56 68 63 58 60

Att 164 216 157 154 179 157 142 146

4th-Down Conversions

1. Central Arkansas 2. McNeese State 3. Sam Houston State 4. Northwestern State Nicholls State 6. Southeastern La. 7. Stephen F. Austin 8. Lamar

G 13 11 15 11 11 11 11 11

Conv 11 11 6 6 12 5 5 6

Att 21 22 13 15 30 13 16 23

Opponent 4th Down Conv.

1. Northwestern State 2. Lamar 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Southeastern La. 5. Central Arkansas 6. Sam Houston State 7. McNeese State 8. Nicholls State

G 11 11 11 11 13 15 11 11

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. Sam Houston State 3. Central Arkansas 4. Lamar 5. Southeastern La. 6. Nicholls State McNeese State Northwestern State

G 11 15 13 11 11 11 11 11

Conv 5 4 8 8 8 14 6 10

Att 22 16 26 22 17 27 11 15

Sacks By

Sacks 48 31 28 22 15 13 13 13

Total 189 196 207 212 218 228 234 294

1. Stephen F. Austin 2. Sam Houston State 3. Central Arkansas 4. Northwestern State 5. Southeastern La. 6. Lamar 7. McNeese State 8. Nicholls State

Pct 40.9 40.8 40.2 39.3 36.2 34.1 31.8 30.5

1. Nicholls State 2. Central Arkansas 3. Southeastern La. 4. Lamar 5. Stephen F. Austin 6. McNeese State 7. Sam Houston State 8. Northwestern State

Pct 25.0 28.7 35.7 36.4 38.0 40.1 40.8 41.1

1. Lamar 2. Southeastern La. 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Northwestern State 5. Central Arkansas 6. Nicholls State 7. McNeese State 8. Sam Houston State

Pct 52.4 50.0 46.2 40.0 40.0 38.5 31.2 26.1

1. Sam Houston State 2. McNeese State 3. Nicholls State 4. Northwestern State 5. Central Arkansas 6. Lamar 7. Stephen F. Austin 8. Southeastern La.

Pct 22.7 25.0 30.8 36.4 47.1 51.9 54.5 66.7

1. Central Arkansas 2. Northwestern State 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Sam Houston State 5. Southeastern La. 6. McNeese State 7. Lamar 8. Nicholls State

Yards 303 174 169 111 107 79 92 71

1. Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State 3. Sam Houston State 4. Central Arkansas 5. Southeastern La. 6. Lamar 7. McNeese State 8. Nicholls State

Sacks Against

G 11 15 13 11 11 11 11 11

Sacks 5 11 15 28 29 34 37 47

Penalties G 11 13 11 11 11 11 15 11

No 82 97 93 82 79 86 101 86

Opponent Penalties G 11 11 11 11 13 11 11 15

No 90 93 93 84 86 72 64 103

Time of Possession G 15 11 11 11 13 11 11 11

Total Time 505:04 350:17 348:00 335:24 392:44 328:44 286:54 280:59

Yards 46 82 96 195 190 202 180 254

Yds 641 790 693 703 712 732 1017 835

Avg/G 58.3 60.8 63.0 63.9 64.7 66.5 67.8 75.9

Yds 867 816 777 746 769 598 580 781

Avg/G 78.8 74.2 70.6 67.8 59.2 54.4 52.7 52.1

Avg/G 33:40 31:50 31:38 30:29 30:12 29:53 26:04 25:32

Red-Zone Offense G 13 11 11 15 11 11 11 11

RZone 34-39 26-32 45-56 54-68 41-52 33-42 26-37 22-34

Pct TDs R/P FG-AT Fm/Int/Dn/Oth 87.2 23 10/13 11-13 2/0/1/0 81.2 15 9/6 11-13 2/0/2/0 80.4 31 9/22 14-18 2/4/1/0 79.4 38 29/9 16-22 2/1/1/4 78.8 29 18/11 12-13 3/3/3/1 78.6 23 15/8 10-12 3/0/2/2 70.3 21 11/10 5-8 1/2/5/0 64.7 18 9/9 4-6 2/0/5/3

Red-Zone Defense G 11 11 15 13 11 11 11 11

RZone 24-34 36-51 25-34 48-62 37-47 42-48 30-34 43-48

Pct TDs R/P FG-AT Fm/Int/Dn/Oth 70.6 16 12/4 8-10 3/0/3/2 70.6 25 15/10 11-14 4/3/4/1 73.5 17 8/9 8-11 0/1/5/0 77.4 33 19/14 15-21 2/1/2/3 78.7 30 18/12 7-10 2/2/3/0 87.5 36 23/13 6-6 3/0/1/2 88.2 19 10/9 11-13 0/1/1/0 89.6 34 14/20 9-11 2/0/1/0


2011 Individual Stats

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

Dick, Nathan-UCA Attaway, Brady-SFA Young, Brian-SLU Bell, Brian-SHSU Henderson, Brad-NWLA Stroud, Cody-MCN Bevil, Andre-LU Flanders, Tim-SHSU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Sincere, Richard-SHSU

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

Dick, Nathan-UCA Attaway, Brady-SFA Bell, Brian-SHSU Flanders, Tim-SHSU Young, Brian-SLU Bevil, Andre-LU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Henderson, Brad-NWLA Stroud, Cody-MCN Sincere, Richard-SHSU

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

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

Total Offense Cl So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. So.

G Rush 11 -25 12 108 11 74 10 171 11 204 11 -119 14 266 10 707 15 1644 15 979

Pass Plays Total Yds/G 3,181 507 3,156 286.9 3,275 461 3,383 281.9 2,855 488 2,929 266.3 1,719 293 1,890 189.0 1,865 402 2,069 188.1 2,009 356 1,890 171.8 2,069 329 2,335 166.8 870 356 1,577 157.7 0 298 1,644 109.6 2 134 981 65.4

Scoring (Touchdowns)

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

Flanders, Tim-SHSU Sincere, Richard-SHSU Roberson, Cordell-SFA Jackson, Marcus-LU Anderson, Andre-MCN Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Hayes, J.J.-LU Grandy, Jesse-UCA Croom, Dominique-UCA Washington, Marcus-NICH

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Wiggs, Jordan-SFA Sebastian, Seth-SLU Camara, Eddie-UCA Shaughnessy, John-NWLA Lewis, Josh-MCN Stout, Justin-LU Dolan, Andrew-NICH Antonio, Miguel-SHSU

Total 34 27 26 22 19 14 13 12 11 10

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

Flanders, Tim-SHSU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Sincere, Richard-SHSU Hinton, Jackie-UCA Anderson, Andre-MCN Washington, Marcus-NICH Barnes, Jeremy-SFA Fairley, Sam-SLU Ford, Fred-SFA Lawson, Keith-SFA

Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Flanders, Tim-SHSU Wells, Jordan-SLU Madu, Chika-NICH Carey, Darius-MCN Jackson, Isaiah-UCA Babin, Champlain-MCN Sincere, Richard-SHSU Grandy, Jesse-UCA Collins, Brandon-SLU

Cl G Rush Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G Jr. 11 0 780 257 806 1,843 167.5 So. 15 1,644 414 0 0 2,058 137.2 Fr. 11 65 10 0 1,383 1,458 132.5 Sr. 11 0 0 50 1,269 1,355 123.2 Jr. 11 330 487 237 286 1,340 121.8 Sr. 13 0 460 16 849 1,325 101.9 Jr. 9 158 213 2 530 903 100.3 So. 15 979 485 0 0 1,464 97.6 Jr. 13 44 788 60 346 1,238 95.2 Sr. 11 37 746 232 0 1,015 92.3

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

Flanders, Tim-SHSU Sincere, Richard-SHSU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Hinton, Jackie-UCA Anderson, Andre-MCN Washington, Marcus-NICH Barnes, Jeremy-SFA Fairley, Sam-SLU Wilson, Ryan-SHSU Ford, Fred-SFA

Flanders, Tim-SHSU Wiggs, Jordan-SFA Sebastian, Seth-SLU Camara, Eddie-UCA Shaughnessy, John-NWLA Lewis, Josh-MCN Sincere, Richard-SHSU Roberson, Cordell-SFA Stout, Justin-LU Jackson, Marcus-LU

Cl G So. 15 Fr. 10 So. 11 Fr. 13 Jr. 11 Jr. 11 So. 15 Jr. 11 So. 10 Sr. 9

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Flanders, Tim-SHSU Sincere, Richard-SHSU Anderson, Andre-MCN Jones, Zeke-SLU Bell, Brian-SHSU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Wilson, Ryan-SHSU Ford, Fred-SFA Weary, LaTruan-SLU Garrett, DePauldrick-LU

Total Offensive Yards Cl Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr. So. Sr. So. Jr. So.

G Rush 12 108 11 -25 11 74 14 266 11 204 11 -119 10 171 15 1644 10 707 15 979

Pass Plays Total Yds/G 3,275 461 3,383 281.9 3,181 507 3,156 286.9 2,855 488 2,929 266.3 2,069 329 2,335 166.8 1,865 402 2,069 188.1 2,009 356 1,890 171.8 1,719 293 1,890 189.0 0 298 1,644 109.6 870 356 1,577 157.7 2 134 981 65.4

Total Offensive Touchdowns Cl Sr. So. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So.

G 12 11 14 15 11 10 10 11 11 15

Rush 2 0 6 22 4 0 5 0 2 9

Pass 32 27 20 0 15 14 8 12 9 1

All-Purpose Yards

Scoring

TD XPT 24 0 0 36 0 35 0 49 0 24 0 32 13 0 9 0 0 35 7 0

FG 0 17 14 14 14 11 0 0 5 0

2XP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Pts Pts/G 144 9.6 87 8.7 77 7.0 91 7.0 66 6.0 65 5.9 78 5.2 56 5.1 50 5.0 42 4.7

Cl So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So.

G 15 15 11 9 11 11 11 13 12 11

TD Rush Pass Ret PAT Pts Pts/G 24 22 2 0 0 144 9.6 13 9 4 0 0 78 5.2 9 0 9 0 1 56 5.1 7 0 6 1 0 42 4.7 8 8 0 0 1 50 4.5 8 0 7 1 0 48 4.4 8 0 8 0 0 48 4.4 9 0 9 0 1 56 4.3 7 0 7 0 0 42 3.5 6 4 2 0 0 36 3.3

Scoring (Kick) Cl Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. So. So.

G 10 11 13 11 11 10 11 15

PATs 36-38 35-37 49-51 24-26 32-33 35-37 24-25 28-29

FGs 17-24 14-21 14-19 14-16 11-18 5-8 6-9 5-12

Pts Pts/G 87 8.7 77 7.0 91 7.0 66 6.0 65 5.9 50 5.0 42 3.8 43 2.9

Rushing

Cl So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So.

G 15 10 15 11 11 11 11 9 11 11

Att Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 298 1,644 5.5 22 69 109.6 179 707 3.9 5 52 70.7 129 979 7.6 9 52 65.3 145 673 4.6 4 31 61.2 153 618 4.0 8 59 56.2 125 565 4.5 4 54 51.4 97 489 5.0 1 50 44.5 112 396 3.5 3 26 44.0 65 356 5.5 5 47 32.4 59 354 6.0 2 28 32.2

Rushing Yards Cl So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Fr.

G 15 15 10 11 11 11 11 9 14 11

Att Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 298 1,644 5.5 22 69 109.6 129 979 7.6 9 52 65.3 179 707 3.9 5 52 70.7 145 673 4.6 4 31 61.2 153 618 4.0 8 59 56.2 125 565 4.5 4 54 51.4 97 489 5.0 1 50 44.5 112 396 3.5 3 26 44.0 85 371 4.4 5 37 26.5 65 356 5.5 5 47 32.4

Rushing Touchdowns Cl So. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr.

G 15 15 11 6 14 10 14 11 11 3

Att Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 298 1,644 5.5 22 69 109.6 129 979 7.6 9 52 65.3 153 618 4.0 8 59 56.2 67 292 4.4 7 30 48.7 86 266 3.1 6 54 19.0 179 707 3.9 5 52 70.7 85 371 4.4 5 37 26.5 65 356 5.5 5 47 32.4 69 290 4.2 5 38 26.4 42 198 4.7 5 21 66.0

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Attaway, Brady-SFA Dick, Nathan-UCA Young, Brian-SLU Bevil, Andre-LU Henderson, Brad-NWLA Stroud, Cody-MCN Bell, Brian-SHSU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Flanders, Tim-SHSU Sincere, Richard-SHSU

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Passing Average Per Game

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

Attaway, Brady-SFA Dick, Nathan-UCA Young, Brian-SLU Stroud, Cody-MCN Bevil, Andre-LU Henderson, Brad-NWLA Bell, Brian-SHSU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Williams, Dalton-SFA Jackson, Marcus-LU

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

Dick, Nathan-UCA Bell, Brian-SHSU Williams, Dalton-SFA Bevil, Andre-LU Henderson, Brad-NWLA Attaway, Brady-SFA Young, Brian-SLU Stroud, Cody-MCN Caston, LaQuintin-NICH

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

Bell, Brian-SHSU Bevil, Andre-LU Dick, Nathan-UCA Young, Brian-SLU Stroud, Cody-MCN Attaway, Brady-SFA Henderson, Brad-NWLA Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Williams, Dalton-SFA

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

Bell, Brian-SHSU Dick, Nathan-UCA Bevil, Andre-LU Young, Brian-SLU Stroud, Cody-MCN Henderson, Brad-NWLA Attaway, Brady-SFA Williams, Dalton-SFA Caston, LaQuintin-NICH

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

Dick, Nathan-UCA Williams, Dalton-SFA Henderson, Brad-NWLA Stroud, Cody-MCN Attaway, Brady-SFA Bell, Brian-SHSU Young, Brian-SLU Bevil, Andre-LU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH

Cl So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr.

G 11 12 11 11 10 11 14 10 10 9

Att 495 402 419 301 233 290 243 177 44 2

Cmp 299 258 246 183 127 179 143 93 28 1

Int 22 9 15 10 10 6 7 9 0 0

Pct. 60.4 64.2 58.7 60.8 54.5 61.7 58.8 52.5 63.6 50.0

Passing Efficiency Cl Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr.

G 12 14 10 10 11 11 11 11 10

Att 402 243 44 233 290 495 419 301 177

Cmp 258 143 28 127 179 299 246 183 93

Int 9 7 0 10 6 22 15 10 9

Pct. 64.2 58.8 63.6 54.5 61.7 60.4 58.7 60.8 52.5

Yds 3,181 3,275 2,855 2,009 1,719 1,865 2,069 870 257 62

TD Avg/G 27 289.2 32 272.9 15 259.5 9 182.6 14 171.9 12 169.5 20 147.8 8 87.0 3 25.7 1 6.9

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

Dick, Nathan-UCA Attaway, Brady-SFA Young, Brian-SLU Bell, Brian-SHSU Stroud, Cody-MCN Henderson, Brad-NWLA Bevil, Andre-LU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Klann, Landry-NICH Smothers, Wynrick-UCA

Yds 3,275 2,069 257 1,719 1,865 3,181 2,855 2,009 870

TD 32 20 3 14 12 27 15 9 8

Eff. 154.4 151.8 135.2 127.7 125.3 123.5 120.6 120.1 98.6

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

Attaway, Brady-SFA Young, Brian-SLU Dick, Nathan-UCA Stroud, Cody-MCN Henderson, Brad-NWLA Bell, Brian-SHSU Bevil, Andre-LU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Smothers, Wynrick-UCA Stanley, Nathan-SLU

TD Avg/C 20 14.5 14 13.5 32 12.7 15 11.6 9 11.0 27 10.6 12 10.4 8 9.4 3 9.2

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

Attaway, Brady-SFA Dick, Nathan-UCA Young, Brian-SLU Stroud, Cody-MCN Henderson, Brad-NWLA Bell, Brian-SHSU Bevil, Andre-LU Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Klann, Landry-NICH Smothers, Wynrick-UCA

TD Avg/A 20 8.5 32 8.1 14 7.4 15 6.8 9 6.7 12 6.4 27 6.4 3 5.8 8 4.9

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

Dick, Nathan-UCA Attaway, Brady-SFA Bell, Brian-SHSU Young, Brian-SLU Bevil, Andre-LU Henderson, Brad-NWLA Stroud, Cody-MCN Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Williams, Dalton-SFA Johnson, Jeremy-LU

TD Avg/G 32 272.9 3 25.7 12 169.5 9 182.6 27 289.2 20 147.8 15 259.5 14 171.9 8 87.0

1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8.

Attaway, Brady-SFA Young, Brian-SLU Stroud, Cody-MCN Bevil, Andre-LU Dick, Nathan-UCA Caston, LaQuintin-NICH Bell, Brian-SHSU Stanley, Nathan-SLU Klann, Landry-NICH Henderson, Brad-NWLA

Passing Yds. Per Completion Cl So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr.

G 14 10 12 11 11 11 11 10 10

Att 243 233 402 419 301 495 290 177 44

Cmp 143 127 258 246 183 299 179 93 28

Int 7 10 9 15 10 22 6 9 0

Pct. 58.8 54.5 64.2 58.7 60.8 60.4 61.7 52.5 63.6

Yds 2,069 1,719 3,275 2,855 2,009 3,181 1,865 870 257

Passing Yards Per Attempt Cl So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr.

G 14 12 10 11 11 11 11 10 10

Att 243 402 233 419 301 290 495 44 177

Cmp 143 258 127 246 183 179 299 28 93

Int 7 9 10 15 10 6 22 0 9

Pct. 58.8 64.2 54.5 58.7 60.8 61.7 60.4 63.6 52.5

Yds 2,069 3,275 1,719 2,855 2,009 1,865 3,181 257 870

Pass Completion Percentage Cl Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr.

G 12 10 11 11 11 14 11 10 10

Att 402 44 290 301 495 243 419 233 177

Cmp 258 28 179 183 299 143 246 127 93

Int 9 0 6 10 22 7 15 10 9

Pct. 64.2 63.6 61.7 60.8 60.4 58.8 58.7 54.5 52.5

Yds 3,275 257 1,865 2,009 3,181 2,069 2,855 1,719 870

Passing Yards Cl G Sr. 12 So. 11 Jr. 11 So. 14 So. 11 Jr. 11 Sr. 10 Jr. 10 So. 4 So. 5

Att 402 495 419 243 301 290 233 177 57 59

Cmp 258 299 246 143 183 179 127 93 36 29

Int 9 22 15 7 10 6 10 9 6 3

Pass Attempts Cl G So. 11 Jr. 11 Sr. 12 So. 11 Jr. 11 So. 14 Sr. 10 Jr. 10 So. 5 Jr. 5

Att 495 419 402 301 290 243 233 177 59 58

Cmp 299 246 258 183 179 143 127 93 29 28

Int 22 15 9 10 6 7 10 9 3 6

Pct. 64.2 60.4 58.7 58.8 60.8 61.7 54.5 52.5 63.2 49.2

Yds 3,275 3,181 2,855 2,069 2,009 1,865 1,719 870 377 374

TD 32 27 15 20 9 12 14 8 2 1

Avg/G 272.9 289.2 259.5 147.8 182.6 169.5 171.9 87.0 94.2 74.8

Pct. 60.4 58.7 64.2 60.8 61.7 58.8 54.5 52.5 49.2 48.3

Yds 3,181 2,855 3,275 2,009 1,865 2,069 1,719 870 374 286

TD 27 15 32 9 12 20 14 8 1 2

Avg/G 289.2 259.5 272.9 182.6 169.5 147.8 171.9 87.0 74.8 57.2

Yds 3,181 3,275 2,855 2,009 1,865 2,069 1,719 870 377 374

TD 27 32 15 9 12 20 14 8 2 1

Avg/G 289.2 272.9 259.5 182.6 169.5 147.8 171.9 87.0 94.2 74.8

Yds 3,275 3,181 2,069 2,855 1,719 1,865 2,009 870 257 225

TD 32 27 20 15 14 12 9 8 3 3

Avg/G 272.9 289.2 147.8 259.5 171.9 169.5 182.6 87.0 25.7 28.1

Yds 3,181 2,855 2,009 1,719 3,275 870 2,069 286 377 1,865

TD 27 15 9 14 32 8 20 2 2 12

Avg/G 289.2 259.5 182.6 171.9 272.9 87.0 147.8 57.2 94.2 169.5

Pass Completions Cl G So. 11 Sr. 12 Jr. 11 So. 11 Jr. 11 So. 14 Sr. 10 Jr. 10 So. 4 So. 5

Att 495 402 419 301 290 243 233 177 57 59

Cmp 299 258 246 183 179 143 127 93 36 29

Int 22 9 15 10 6 7 10 9 6 3

Pct. 60.4 64.2 58.7 60.8 61.7 58.8 54.5 52.5 63.2 49.2

Passing Touchdowns Cl G Sr. 12 So. 11 So. 14 Jr. 11 Sr. 10 Jr. 11 So. 11 Jr. 10 Jr. 10 Fr. 8

Att 402 495 243 419 233 290 301 177 44 36

Cmp 258 299 143 246 127 179 183 93 28 16

Int 9 22 7 15 10 6 10 9 0 1

Pct. 64.2 60.4 58.8 58.7 54.5 61.7 60.8 52.5 63.6 44.4

Pass Interceptions Cl G So. 11 Jr. 11 So. 11 Sr. 10 Sr. 12 Jr. 10 So. 14 Jr. 5 So. 4 Jr. 11

Att 495 419 301 233 402 177 243 58 57 290

Cmp 299 246 183 127 258 93 143 28 36 179

Int 22 15 10 10 9 9 7 6 6 6

Pct. 60.4 58.7 60.8 54.5 64.2 52.5 58.8 48.3 63.2 61.7


2011 Individual Stats Receptions Per Game

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

Hayes, J.J.-LU Roberson, Cordell-SFA Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Yarborough, Simmie-SLU Collins, Brandon-SLU Theodore, Kory-SLU Grandy, Jesse-UCA Jackson, Marcus-LU Aldredge, Justin-NWLA Carey, Darius-MCN

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

Jackson, Marcus-LU Hayes, J.J.-LU Grandy, Jesse-UCA Jackson, Isaiah-UCA Lewis, Dezmin-UCA Williams, Torrance-SHSU Croom, Dominique-UCA Aldredge, Justin-NWLA Yarborough, Simmie-SLU Roberson, Cordell-SFA

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Roberson, Cordell-SFA Yarborough, Simmie-SLU Collins, Brandon-SLU Theodore, Kory-SLU Hayes, J.J.-LU Grandy, Jesse-UCA Carey, Darius-MCN Mosley, Marquis-SFA Aldredge, Justin-NWLA

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

Hayes, J.J.-LU Roberson, Cordell-SFA Grandy, Jesse-UCA Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Yarborough, Simmie-SLU Collins, Brandon-SLU Theodore, Kory-SLU Croom, Dominique-UCA Aldredge, Justin-NWLA Carey, Darius-MCN

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr.

G Rec 11 72 11 63 11 61 11 61 11 60 11 53 11 42 11 42 13 49 11 39

Yds TD Long Avg/C Rec/G 780 7 54 10.8 6.55 794 9 55 12.6 5.73 778 3 46 12.8 5.55 746 5 64 12.2 5.55 743 5 49 12.4 5.45 951 8 62 17.9 4.82 487 2 38 11.6 3.82 356 2 28 8.5 3.82 788 9 58 16.1 3.77 514 2 40 13.2 3.55

Receiving Yards Per Game Cl Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

G Rec 11 53 11 63 11 72 11 61 11 61 11 60 13 49 9 24 11 39 11 42

Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 951 8 62 17.9 86.5 794 9 55 12.6 72.2 780 7 54 10.8 70.9 778 3 46 12.8 70.7 746 5 64 12.2 67.8 743 5 49 12.4 67.5 788 9 58 16.1 60.6 432 6 62 18.0 48.0 514 2 40 13.2 46.7 487 2 38 11.6 44.3

Yards Per Catch Cl Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

G Rec 9 24 11 53 13 49 13 32 13 27 15 33 12 38 11 39 11 61 11 63

Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 432 6 62 18.0 48.0 951 8 62 17.9 86.5 788 9 58 16.1 60.6 460 1 73 14.4 35.4 386 2 38 14.3 29.7 450 3 51 13.6 30.0 518 7 81 13.6 43.2 514 2 40 13.2 46.7 778 3 46 12.8 70.7 794 9 55 12.6 72.2

Receptions Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr.

G Rec 11 72 11 63 11 61 11 61 11 60 11 53 13 49 11 42 11 42 11 39

Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 780 7 54 10.8 70.9 794 9 55 12.6 72.2 778 3 46 12.8 70.7 746 5 64 12.2 67.8 743 5 49 12.4 67.5 951 8 62 17.9 86.5 788 9 58 16.1 60.6 487 2 38 11.6 44.3 356 2 28 8.5 32.4 514 2 40 13.2 46.7

Reception Yards Cl Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

G Rec 11 53 11 63 13 49 11 72 11 61 11 61 11 60 12 38 11 39 11 42

Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 951 8 62 17.9 86.5 794 9 55 12.6 72.2 788 9 58 16.1 60.6 780 7 54 10.8 70.9 778 3 46 12.8 70.7 746 5 64 12.2 67.8 743 5 49 12.4 67.5 518 7 81 13.6 43.2 514 2 40 13.2 46.7 487 2 38 11.6 44.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9.

Roberson, Cordell-SFA Grandy, Jesse-UCA Hayes, J.J.-LU Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Croom, Dominique-UCA Jackson, Marcus-LU Collins, Brandon-SLU Theodore, Kory-SLU Sincere, Richard-SHSU Hart, Thomas-UCA

Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Kemps, Cory-NICH Kahler, Kollin-LU Nelson, Drew-SFA Foster, Matt-SHSU Russo, Nic-NWLA Buford, Kevin-UCA Bourgeois, Ben-MCN

Cl Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

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

Foster, Matt-SHSU Kahler, Kollin-LU Russo, Nic-NWLA Buford, Kevin-UCA Bourgeois, Ben-MCN Kemps, Cory-NICH McCormick, Matt-SLU Nelson, Drew-SFA Mothe, Beau-SLU Attaway, Brady-SFA

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

Foster, Matt-SHSU Kahler, Kollin-LU Russo, Nic-NWLA Buford, Kevin-UCA Kemps, Cory-NICH Bourgeois, Ben-MCN McCormick, Matt-SLU Nelson, Drew-SFA Mothe, Beau-SLU Attaway, Brady-SFA

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.

Lewis, Josh-MCN Camara, Eddie-UCA Dolan, Andrew-NICH Wiggs, Jordan-SFA Sebastian, Seth-SLU Stout, Justin-LU Shaughnessy, John-NWLA

G Rec 11 63 13 49 11 53 11 72 12 38 9 24 11 61 11 60 15 26 11 10

Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 794 9 55 12.6 72.2 788 9 58 16.1 60.6 951 8 62 17.9 86.5 780 7 54 10.8 70.9 518 7 81 13.6 43.2 432 6 62 18.0 48.0 746 5 64 12.2 67.8 743 5 49 12.4 67.5 485 4 77 18.7 32.3 177 4 39 17.7 16.1

Punting G 11 11 11 15 11 13 11

Punt 50 64 34 68 63 59 53

Yds 2,142 2,710 1,410 2,733 2,410 2,152 1,905

Long 60 72 67 62 61 60 58

Avg 42.8 42.3 41.5 40.2 38.3 36.5 35.9

Yds 2,733 2,710 2,410 2,152 1,905 2,142 1,494 1,410 584 371

Long 62 72 61 60 58 60 61 67 51 50

Avg 40.2 42.3 38.3 36.5 35.9 42.8 41.5 41.5 36.5 37.1

Yds 2,733 2,710 2,410 2,152 2,142 1,905 1,494 1,410 584 371

Long 62 72 61 60 60 58 61 67 51 50

Avg 40.2 42.3 38.3 36.5 42.8 35.9 41.5 41.5 36.5 37.1

Att 33 51 25 38 37 37 26

Pct. 97.0 96.1 96.0 94.7 94.6 94.6 92.3

Number of Punts Cl Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So.

G 15 11 11 13 11 11 8 11 11 11

Punt 68 64 63 59 53 50 36 34 16 10

Yards Punted Cl Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So.

G 15 11 11 13 11 11 8 11 11 11

Punt 68 64 63 59 50 53 36 34 16 10

PAT Kicking Cl Jr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Jr.

G 11 13 11 10 11 10 11

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PAT Kicking Attempts

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Camara, Eddie-UCA Alaniz, Craig-SHSU Wiggs, Jordan-SFA Sebastian, Seth-SLU Stout, Justin-LU Lewis, Josh-MCN Antonio, Miguel-SHSU Shaughnessy, John-NWLA Dolan, Andrew-NICH

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8.

Camara, Eddie-UCA Alaniz, Craig-SHSU Wiggs, Jordan-SFA Sebastian, Seth-SLU Stout, Justin-LU Lewis, Josh-MCN Antonio, Miguel-SHSU Dolan, Andrew-NICH Shaughnessy, John-NWLA

1. 2. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Wiggs, Jordan-SFA Shaughnessy, John-NWLA Camara, Eddie-UCA Sebastian, Seth-SLU Alaniz, Craig-SHSU Lewis, Josh-MCN Dolan, Andrew-NICH Stout, Justin-LU Antonio, Miguel-SHSU

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Carey, Darius-MCN Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Collins, Brandon-SLU Shief, Kevin-NWLA Closner, Brandon-SHSU Felder, Bobby-NICH Grandy, Jesse-UCA

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

Cl Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. So.

G 13 10 10 11 10 11 15 11 11

Made 49 39 36 35 35 32 28 24 24

Att 51 40 38 37 37 33 29 26 25

Pct. 96.1 97.5 94.7 94.6 94.6 97.0 96.6 92.3 96.0

Att 51 40 38 37 37 33 29 25 26

Pct. 96.1 97.5 94.7 94.6 94.6 97.0 96.6 96.0 92.3

Long 42 45 42 45 38 47 49 31 42

Pct. 70.8 87.5 73.7 66.7 92.3 61.1 66.7 62.5 41.7

TD Long 1 68 0 53 0 60 0 32 0 25 0 36 0 14

Avg 16.9 13.5 11.0 10.0 7.4 6.9 3.3

TD Long 1 99 0 91 2 94 1 100 1 82 0 63 0 46 0 51 0 49 1 91

Avg 27.0 26.6 24.4 23.7 23.3 23.2 23.2 23.0 21.9 21.8

PAT Kicks Made Cl Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. So. Jr.

G 13 10 10 11 10 11 15 11 11

Made 49 39 36 35 35 32 28 24 24

Field Goals Made Cl Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So. So. So.

G 10 11 13 11 10 11 11 10 15

FG 17 14 14 14 12 11 6 5 5

FGA 24 16 19 21 13 18 9 8 12

Punt Return Average Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr.

G 11 11 11 10 15 11 13

Ret 14 19 21 11 36 13 18

Yds 237 257 232 110 267 90 60

Kick Return Average

Harvey, Phillip-NWLA Wells, Jordan-SLU Madu, Chika-NICH Crawford, Gralyn-SFA Closner, Brandon-SHSU Franks, VanLawrance-LU Murray, Javaris-MCN Babin, Champlain-MCN Shief, Kevin-NWLA Jackson, Isaiah-UCA

Cl Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Sr.

G 11 11 11 11 15 10 9 9 10 13

Ret Yds 21 568 52 1,383 52 1,269 34 806 21 490 23 534 16 371 23 530 15 329 39 849

Defensive Interceptions

1. Swanson, Dax-SHSU 2. Felder, Bobby-NICH Alford, Robert-SLU 4. White, Jamaal-NWLA 5. Love, Jestin-UCA 6. Jenkins, Darrell-MCN 7. McKnight, Jerrel-UCA 8. Bronson, Malcolm-MCN Guillory, Adrian-LU Pollard, Cashas-NWLA

Cl Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

G 15 11 11 10 13 11 13 11 11 11

Int 8 5 5 4 5 4 4 3 3 3

Yds 117 70 64 110 70 53 63 111 75 36

TD Long Int/G 0 64 0.53 0 28 0.45 1 64 0.45 0 49 0.40 1 36 0.38 0 45 0.36 0 25 0.31 1 67 0.27 1 38 0.27 0 30 0.27

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Tackles Per Game

Epperson, Ryan-SFA Hicks, Asim-LU Aubrey, Jordan-SFA Ducote, Devin-SFA Allison, Seth-UCA Taylor, Darnell-SHSU Piper, Jordan-NICH Stoddard, Tyler-SLU Alford, Tay-SLU Newsome, Frank-UCA Irvin, Ricky-SLU Bronson, Malcolm-MCN Jenkins, Kenneth-SHSU Crooks, Avery-SLU Booker, Brashard-NWLA

Cl Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Cl Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr.

1. Jefferson, Willie-SFA 2. Mattox, Malcolm-SFA 3. Lett, Jermayne-UCA 4. Fincher, Jacob-SFA 5. Dickson, Jesse-LU 6. Gaines, Markeith-UCA 7. Brown, Jarrett-SHSU 8. Malbrough, Marcus-LU 9. Allison, Seth-UCA 10. Weaver, Andrew-SHSU

G Pos Solo Ast Total Avg/G Sack 11 LB 54 59 113 10.3 3.0 11 LB 75 28 103 9.4 1.5 11 DB 52 45 97 8.8 0.0 11 LB 38 59 97 8.8 2.0 13 LB 65 45 110 8.5 4.0 15 DB 79 45 124 8.3 3.0 10 LB 42 40 82 8.2 0.0 11 DB 50 40 90 8.2 0.0 11 LB 53 37 90 8.2 2.0 11 LB 43 43 86 7.8 2.0 11 LB 47 38 85 7.7 0.0 11 FS 55 25 80 7.3 0.0 13 DB 55 31 86 6.6 1.0 10 LB 37 26 63 6.3 1.0 11 P 39 26 65 5.9 0.0

Sacks

G Pos Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G 11 DE 13 4 114 15.0 1.36 11 DL 5 4 40 7.0 0.64 13 DE 4 2 26 5.0 0.38 11 DL 4 2 26 5.0 0.45 11 DL 4 1 31 4.5 0.41 13 DE 4 1 29 4.5 0.35 15 DE 4 1 24 4.5 0.30 11 DE 4 1 9 4.5 0.41 13 LB 2 4 38 4.0 0.31 15 DE 4 0 26 4.0 0.27

Tackles For Loss

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

Lett, Jermayne-UCA Allison, Seth-UCA Jefferson, Willie-SFA Irvin, Ricky-SLU Walker, Devan-SLU Newsome, Frank-UCA Mattox, Malcolm-SFA Dickson, Jesse-LU Choice, Derrick-SFA Saurit, Weekendfer-SFA

1. 2. 6. 9.

Littleton, Mike-SHSU Bronson, Malcolm-MCN Choice, Derrick-SFA Toomer, Reggie-NWLA Vergenal, Siega-NICH Taylor, Darnell-SHSU Bruno, Ryan-NICH White, Jamaal-NWLA Madu, Chika-NICH Epperson, Ryan-SFA

1. 2. 3. 6.

Fincher, Jacob-SFA Lorance, Gary-SHSU Lane, Jeremy-NWLA Chaney, Michael-SLU Henry, Will-SHSU Felder, Bobby-NICH Newsome, Frank-UCA Williams, Pat-MCN Hicks, Asim-LU Butler, Kentrel-MCN

Cl Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr.

G Pos Solo Ast Yds Total Avg/G 13 DE 14 7 52 17.5 1.35 13 LB 10 11 73 15.5 1.19 11 DE 13 4 114 15.0 1.36 11 LB 12 4 25 14.0 1.27 11 DE 11 3 33 12.5 1.14 11 LB 9 7 42 12.5 1.14 11 DL 6 10 55 11.0 1.00 11 DL 9 3 45 10.5 0.95 11 LB 8 4 26 10.0 0.91 11 DL 7 5 34 9.5 0.86

Fumbles Forced Cl Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

G 14 11 11 11 11 15 10 10 11 11

Fumbles Recovered Cl Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

G 11 15 10 10 15 11 11 11 11 11

Num 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2

Avg/G 0.29 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.18 0.18

Num 3 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2

Avg/G 0.27 0.27 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18


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Points..................................................... 82..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Points scored kicking................................ 15..........Northwestern State vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 15, 2011)....................................................................................................[3fg,6pat] Touchdowns............................................ 11..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Total offense yards.................................. 668..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011).............................................................................................................. [161r,507p] Total offense plays.................................... 95..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011).................................................................................................................. [32r,63p] Total offense yards/play............................ 9.5..........Sam Houston State vs. Montana State (Dec. 10, 2011)...................................................................................................... [53-501] Rushing yards........................................ 428..........Sam Houston State vs. Montana State (Dec. 10, 2011) Rushing attempts...................................... 60..........Sam Houston State at New Mexico (Sept. 24, 2011) Yards per rush....................................... 10.4..........Sam Houston State vs. Montana State (Dec. 10, 2011)...................................................................................................... [41-428] Rushing TDs.............................................. 7..........Sam Houston State vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011) Longest rush............................................ 82..........Northwestern State vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 15, 2011) Passing yards......................................... 507..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Passing attempts...................................... 65..........Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Passing TDs............................................... 7..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) ............................................................... 7..........Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Longest pass........................................... 81..........Central Arkansas vs. McNeese State (Oct. 15, 2011) Passes completed.................................... 45..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Had intercepted.......................................... 4..........Five times, last by Lamar vs. McNeese State (Nov. 19, 2011) Pass completion pct............................... 81.0..........Northwestern State vs. Delta State (Sept. 1, 2011)............................................................................................................... [17-21] Passing yards/attempt............................ 19.0..........Sam Houston State at McNeese State (Oct. 22, 2011)......................................................................................................... [7-133] Yards per catch..................................... 26.6..........Sam Houston State at McNeese State (Oct. 22, 2011)......................................................................................................... [5-133] Field goal attempts...................................... 5..........Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Field goals made........................................ 3..........Five times, last by Sam Houston State at Texas State (Nov. 19, 2011) Longest field goal..................................... 49..........Nicholls State vs. Lamar (Nov. 12, 2011) Field goal pct...................................... 100.0..........16 times, last by Sam Houston State vs. North Dakota State (Jan. 7, 2012)................................................................................. [2-2] PAT kicks attempted................................. 10..........Stephen F. Austin at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) PAT kicks made......................................... 9..........Three times, last by Stephen F. Austin at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) PAT kicks pct...................................... 100.0..........Two times, last by Sam Houston State vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011)............................................................................................... [9-9] 2-point PAT attempts.................................. 6..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) 2-point PATs made..................................... 4..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Punts...................................................... 11..........Northwestern State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 19, 2011) Longest punt........................................... 72..........Lamar at Southeastern La. (Oct. 1, 2011) Yards punted.......................................... 467..........Southeastern La. at Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 12, 2011)....................................................................................................... [10-467] Punting avg.......................................... 52.0..........Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State (Nov. 19, 2011)....................................................................................................... [4-208] Punt returns............................................... 9..........Sam Houston State vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011) Punt return yards.................................... 155..........Nicholls State vs. Evangel (Sept. 1, 2011) Punt return avg..................................... 24.0..........McNeese State at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011)............................................................................................................................. [4-96] Punt return TDs.......................................... 1..........Four times, last by Lamar at Nicholls State (Nov. 12, 2011) Longest punt return.................................. 68..........McNeese State vs. Sioux Falls (Sept. 17, 2011) Kick returns............................................. 11..........Nicholls State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011) Kick return yards.................................... 361..........Nicholls State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011) Kick return avg...................................... 48.2..........Northwestern State vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 15, 2011)...................................................................................................... [4-193] Longest kick return................................. 100..........Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Kick return TDs.......................................... 2..........Nicholls State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011) Interceptions.............................................. 4..........Five times, last by McNeese State at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) Interception return yds............................. 173..........McNeese State at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) Interception return avg............................ 47.0..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011)............................................................................................................................... [2-94] Longest interception rtn............................. 84..........McNeese State at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) Interception return TDs................................ 2..........Two times, last by McNeese State at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) Fumbles lost.............................................. 5..........Southeastern La. at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Fumbles recovered..................................... 5..........Central Arkansas vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 29, 2011) Sacked by opp........................................... 9..........Two times, last by Lamar vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 5, 2011) QB sacks.................................................. 9..........Two times, last by Stephen F. Austin at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) Turnovers committed................................... 9..........Southeastern La. at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Turnovers caused....................................... 9..........Central Arkansas vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 29, 2011) Kicks blocked............................................ 3..........Nicholls State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011) First downs.............................................. 33..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) 1st downs rushing.................................... 16..........Four times, last by Sam Houston State vs. Montana (Dec. 16, 2011) 1st downs passing.................................... 23..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) 1st downs by penalty.................................. 7..........Lamar vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 5, 2011) Penalties................................................. 17..........Northwestern State vs. Delta State (Sept. 1, 2011) Penalties yards....................................... 154..........Northwestern State vs. Delta State (Sept. 1, 2011)

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Points scored........................................... 30..........Flanders, Tim (Sam Houston State) at New Mexico (Sept. 24, 2011) Touchdowns.............................................. 5..........Flanders, Tim (Sam Houston State) at New Mexico (Sept. 24, 2011) TD responsibility......................................... 7..........Attaway, Brady (Stephen F. Austin) at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011)...........................................................................................[0r,7p] Points scored kicking................................ 15..........Shaughnessy, John (Northwestern State) vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 15, 2011)....................................................................... [3fg,6pat] ............................................................. 15..........Wiggs, Jordan (Stephen F. Austin) at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011)...................................................................................... [3fg,6pat] Total offense yards.................................. 488..........Dick, Nathan (Central Arkansas) vs. Texas State (Nov. 12, 2011).........................................................................................[31r,457p] Total offense plays.................................... 74..........Dick, Nathan (Central Arkansas) vs. Texas State (Nov. 12, 2011)...........................................................................................[10r,64p] Total offense yards/play.......................... 48.0..........Williams, Torrance (Sam Houston State) vs. UTSA (Oct. 1, 2011)...............................................................................................[2-96] Rushing yards........................................ 287..........Flanders, Tim (Sam Houston State) vs. Montana (Dec. 16, 2011) Rushing attempts...................................... 30..........Flanders, Tim (Sam Houston State) at New Mexico (Sept. 24, 2011) Yards per rush....................................... 48.0..........Williams, Torrance (Sam Houston State) vs. UTSA (Oct. 1, 2011)...............................................................................................[2-96] Rushing TDs.............................................. 5..........Flanders, Tim (Sam Houston State) at New Mexico (Sept. 24, 2011) Longest rush............................................ 82..........Palmer, D.J. (Northwestern State) vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 15, 2011) Passing yards......................................... 457..........Dick, Nathan (Central Arkansas) vs. Texas State (Nov. 12, 2011) Passing attempts...................................... 64..........Attaway, Brady (Stephen F. Austin) vs. Texas State (Sept. 24, 2011) ............................................................. 64..........Dick, Nathan (Central Arkansas) vs. Texas State (Nov. 12, 2011) Passing TDs............................................... 7..........Attaway, Brady (Stephen F. Austin) at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Longest pass........................................... 81..........Dick, Nathan (Central Arkansas) vs. McNeese State (Oct. 15, 2011) Passes completed.................................... 41..........Attaway, Brady (Stephen F. Austin) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 1, 2011) Had intercepted.......................................... 4..........Four times, last by Attaway, Brady (Stephen F. Austin) vs. Southeastern La. (Nov. 12, 2011) Pass completion pct............................. 100.0..........Smothers, Wynrick (Central Arkansas) vs. Henderson State (Sept. 1, 2011)...................................................................................[4-4] Pass yards/attempt................................ 20.0..........Bell, Brian (Sam Houston State) vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011)....................................................................................................[8-160] Pass yards/catch................................... 32.0..........Bell, Brian (Sam Houston State) vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011)....................................................................................................[5-160] Receiving yards...................................... 212..........Hayes, J.J. (Lamar) vs. Northwestern State (Oct. 8, 2011) Receptions.............................................. 14..........Hayes, J.J. (Lamar) vs. McNeese State (Nov. 19, 2011) Yards per catch..................................... 45.5..........Jackson, Isaiah (Central Arkansas) at Sam Houston State (Sept. 17, 2011).................................................................................[2-91] Receiving TDs............................................ 3..........Crawford, Gralyn (Stephen F. Austin) vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) ............................................................... 3..........Roberson, Cordell (Stephen F. Austin) at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Longest reception..................................... 81..........Croom, Dominique (Central Arkansas) vs. McNeese State (Oct. 15, 2011) Field goal attempts...................................... 5..........Wiggs, Jordan (Stephen F. Austin) at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Field goals made........................................ 3..........Five times, last by Alaniz, Craig (Sam Houston State) at Texas State (Nov. 19, 2011) Longest field goal..................................... 49..........Dolan, Andrew (Nicholls State) vs. Lamar (Nov. 12, 2011) Field goal pct...................................... 100.0..........Four times, last by Alaniz, Craig (Sam Houston State) at Texas State (Nov. 19, 2011)......................................................................[3-3] PAT kicks attempted................................. 10..........Wiggs, Jordan (Stephen F. Austin) at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) PAT kicks made......................................... 9..........Three times, last by Wiggs, Jordan (Stephen F. Austin) at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) PAT kicks pct...................................... 100.0..........Sebastian, Seth (Southeastern La.) vs. Savannah State (Sept. 10, 2011)......................................................................................[9-9] ........................................................ 100.0..........Alaniz, Craig (Sam Houston State) vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011).....................................................................................................[9-9] Punts...................................................... 10..........McCormick, Matt (Southeastern La.) at Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 12, 2011) ............................................................. 10..........Russo, Nic (Northwestern State) vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 19, 2011) Yards punted.......................................... 467..........McCormick, Matt (Southeastern La.) at Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 12, 2011)..............................................................................[10-467] Longest punt........................................... 72..........Kahler, Kollin (Lamar) at Southeastern La. (Oct. 1, 2011) Punting avg.......................................... 57.0..........Nelson, Drew (Stephen F. Austin) at Northwestern State (Nov. 19, 2011)..................................................................................[2-114] Punt returns............................................... 6..........Closner, Brandon (Sam Houston State) vs. North Dakota State (Jan. 7, 2012) Punt return yards...................................... 96..........Carey, Darius (McNeese State) at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) Longest punt return.................................. 68..........Carey, Darius (McNeese State) vs. Sioux Falls (Sept. 17, 2011) Punt return TDs.......................................... 1..........Four times, last by Guillory, Adrian (Lamar) at Nicholls State (Nov. 12, 2011) Punt return avg..................................... 25.0..........Madu, Chika (Nicholls State) vs. Evangel (Sept. 1, 2011)..........................................................................................................[2-50] Kick returns............................................... 9..........Three times, last by Wells, Jordan (Southeastern La.) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Kick return yards.................................... 304..........Madu, Chika (Nicholls State) vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011) Kick return avg...................................... 64.3..........Harvey, Phillip (Northwestern State) vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 15, 2011).................................................................................[3-193] Longest kick return................................. 100..........Crawford, Gralyn (Stephen F. Austin) vs. Texas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Kick return TDs.......................................... 2..........Madu, Chika (Nicholls State) vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011) Combined PR/KR yards........................... 304..........Madu, Chika (Nicholls State) vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011).....................................................................................[0pr-304kr] Interceptions.............................................. 2..........Seven times, last by McKnight, Jerrel (Central Arkansas) at Montana (Dec. 3, 2011) Interception return yds............................... 91..........White, Jamaal (Northwestern State) at SMU (Sept. 17, 2011) Interception return avg............................ 45.5..........White, Jamaal (Northwestern State) at SMU (Sept. 17, 2011)...................................................................................................[2-91] Longest interception rtn............................. 84..........Jackson, Janzen (McNeese State) at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) Interception return TDs................................ 1..........16 times, last by Bronson, Malcolm (McNeese State) at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) All-purpose yards................................... 311..........Crawford, Gralyn (Stephen F. Austin) vs. Texas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Tackles................................................ 22.0..........Aubrey, Jordan (Stephen F. Austin) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 1, 2011)........................................................................................[15-7] Sacks.................................................... 5.0..........Jefferson, Willie (Stephen F. Austin) at Northwestern State (Nov. 19, 2011)...................................................................................[5-0] Tackles for loss....................................... 5.0..........Jefferson, Willie (Stephen F. Austin) at Northwestern State (Nov. 19, 2011)...................................................................................[5-0]


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Points..................................................... 69..........Lamar vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 5, 2011) Points scored kicking................................ 23..........Central Arkansas at Arkansas State (Sept. 24, 2011).......................................................................................................... [6fg,5pat] Touchdowns............................................ 10..........Lamar vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 5, 2011) Total offense yards.................................. 646..........Central Arkansas at Arkansas State (Sept. 24, 2011).......................................................................................................[375r,271p] Total offense plays.................................... 91..........Southeastern La. at Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 12, 2011)........................................................................................................[39r,52p] Total offense yards/play.......................... 10.1..........Stephen F. Austin at Baylor (Sept. 17, 2011)......................................................................................................................[54-545] Rushing yards........................................ 382..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011) Rushing attempts...................................... 59..........Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Yards per rush......................................... 9.5..........Stephen F. Austin at Baylor (Sept. 17, 2011)......................................................................................................................[30-284] Rushing TDs.............................................. 7..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011) Longest rush............................................ 82..........Southeastern La. at Northwestern State (Oct. 15, 2011) ............................................................. 82..........Northwestern State at Texas State (Oct. 29, 2011) Passing yards......................................... 434..........Sam Houston State at New Mexico (Sept. 24, 2011) Passing attempts...................................... 63..........Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 8, 2011) Passing TDs............................................... 7..........Nicholls State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 21, 2011) Longest pass........................................... 92..........Sam Houston State vs. Western Illinois (Sept. 1, 2011) Passes completed.................................... 41..........Central Arkansas vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 1, 2011) Had intercepted.......................................... 4..........Five times, last by McNeese State at Lamar (Nov. 19, 2011) Pass completion pct............................... 87.5..........Stephen F. Austin at Baylor (Sept. 17, 2011)........................................................................................................................[21-24] Passing yards/attempt............................ 19.0..........McNeese State vs. Sam Houston State (Oct. 22, 2011).........................................................................................................[7-133] Yards per catch..................................... 26.6..........McNeese State vs. Sam Houston State (Oct. 22, 2011).........................................................................................................[5-133] Field goal attempts...................................... 6..........Central Arkansas at Arkansas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Field goals made........................................ 6..........Central Arkansas at Arkansas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Longest field goal..................................... 49..........Three times, last by Lamar at Nicholls State (Nov. 12, 2011) Field goal pct...................................... 100.0..........Central Arkansas at Arkansas State (Sept. 24, 2011).................................................................................................................[6-6] PAT kicks attempted................................. 10..........Lamar vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 5, 2011) PAT kicks made......................................... 9..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011) ............................................................... 9..........Lamar vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 5, 2011) PAT kicks pct...................................... 100.0..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011)..........................................................................................................................[9-9] 2-point PAT attempts.................................. 8..........Sam Houston State vs. Nicholls State (Oct. 15, 2011) 2-point PATs made..................................... 2..........Central Arkansas vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 1, 2011) Punts...................................................... 14..........Nicholls State vs. Evangel (Sept. 1, 2011) Longest punt........................................... 72..........Southeastern La. vs. Lamar (Oct. 1, 2011) Yards punted.......................................... 503..........Nicholls State vs. Evangel (Sept. 1, 2011)..........................................................................................................................[14-503] Punting avg.......................................... 55.5..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011).....................................................................................................................[6-333] Punt returns............................................... 9..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011) Punt return yards.................................... 125..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011) Punt return avg..................................... 24.5..........Southeastern La. at Tulane (Sept. 3, 2011)............................................................................................................................[2-49] Punt return TDs.......................................... 1..........Three times, last by Nicholls State vs. Lamar (Nov. 12, 2011) Longest punt return.................................. 60..........Nicholls State at Southeastern La. (Nov 17, 2011) Kick returns............................................. 12..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Kick return yards.................................... 361..........Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Kick return avg...................................... 48.2..........Southeastern La. at Northwestern State (Oct. 15, 2011)........................................................................................................[4-193] Longest kick return................................... 99..........Southeastern La. at Northwestern State (Oct. 15, 2011) Kick return TDs.......................................... 2..........Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Interceptions.............................................. 4..........Five times, last by Lamar vs. McNeese State (Nov. 19, 2011) Interception return yds............................. 173..........Lamar vs. McNeese State (Nov. 19, 2011) Interception return avg............................ 67.0..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011).....................................................................................................................[2-134] Longest interception rtn............................. 88..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Interception return TDs................................ 2..........Southeastern La. at Southern Miss (Sept. 17, 2011) ............................................................... 2..........Lamar vs. McNeese State (Nov. 19, 2011) Fumbles lost.............................................. 5..........Central Arkansas vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 29, 2011) Fumbles recovered..................................... 5..........Southeastern La. at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Sacked by opp........................................... 9..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McNeese State (Oct. 29, 2011) ............................................................... 9..........Stephen F. Austin at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) QB sacks.................................................. 9..........McNeese State at Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 29, 2011) ............................................................... 9..........Lamar vs. Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 5, 2011) Turnovers committed................................... 9..........Central Arkansas vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 29, 2011) Turnovers caused....................................... 9..........Southeastern La. at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Kicks blocked............................................ 3..........Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) First downs.............................................. 32..........Central Arkansas at Arkansas State (Sept. 24, 2011) 1st downs rushing.................................... 21..........Central Arkansas at Arkansas State (Sept. 24, 2011) 1st downs passing.................................... 19..........Three times, last by Central Arkansas vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 29, 2011) 1st downs by penalty.................................. 7..........Stephen F. Austin at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) Penalties................................................. 15..........Northwestern State vs. Delta State (Sept. 1, 2011) ............................................................. 15..........Stephen F. Austin vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Penalties yards....................................... 133..........Lamar at Texas State (Oct. 15, 2011)

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Total offense yards.................................... 95..........Northwestern State at LSU (Sept. 10, 2011) Total offense yards/play............................ 1.7..........Northwestern State at LSU (Sept. 10, 2011)........................................................................................................................[56-95] Rushing yards...........................................-4..........Northwestern State at LSU (Sept. 10, 2011) Rushing attempts........................................ 9..........Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State (Oct. 8, 2011) Yards per rush........................................-0.1..........Northwestern State at LSU (Sept. 10, 2011)........................................................................................................................ [27--4] Longest rush.............................................. 5..........Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State (Oct. 8, 2011) Passing attempts........................................ 7..........Sam Houston State at McNeese State (Oct. 22, 2011) Passing yards........................................... 52..........Nicholls State at Sam Houston State (Oct. 15, 2011) Yards per completion............................... 5.6..........Southeastern La. at Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 12, 2011)........................................................................................................[32-179] Passes completed...................................... 5..........Sam Houston State vs. Montana State (Dec. 10, 2011) ............................................................... 5..........Sam Houston State at McNeese State (Oct. 22, 2011) Pass completion pct............................... 30.0..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011)........................................................................................................................[9-30] Longest pass........................................... 12..........Lamar at Sam Houston State (Oct. 29, 2011) First downs................................................ 6..........Northwestern State at LSU (Sept. 10, 2011) ............................................................... 6..........Nicholls State at Sam Houston State (Oct. 15, 2011) 1st downs rushing...................................... 0..........Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State (Oct. 8, 2011) 1st downs passing...................................... 0..........Northwestern State at SMU (Sept. 17, 2011) 1st downs by penalty.................................. 0..........19 times, last by Sam Houston State vs. North Dakota State (Jan. 7, 2012) Penalties................................................... 2..........Three times, last by Nicholls State at McNeese State (Nov. 5, 2011) Penalties yards......................................... 10..........Nicholls State vs. Northwestern State (Sept. 24, 2011)

Jordan Wells, Southeastern Louisiana

Willie Jefferson, Stephen F. Austin

Lowest Totals Allowed by Southland Teams Total offense yards.....................................-6..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011) Total offense yards/play...........................-0.1..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011)............................................................................................................................ [52-(-6)] Rushing yards.........................................-25..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011) Rushing attempts........................................ 9..........Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 8, 2011) Yards per rush........................................-0.7..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011)............................................................................................................................ [3-(-25)] Longest rush.............................................. 5..........Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 8, 2011) Passing attempts........................................ 7..........McNeese State vs. Sam Houston State (Oct. 22, 2011) Passing yards........................................... 19..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011) Yards per completion............................... 3.2..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011)................................................................................................................................[6-19] Passes completed...................................... 5..........McNeese State vs. Sam Houston State (Oct. 22, 2011) Pass completion pct............................... 30.0..........Sam Houston State vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011).......................................................................................................................[9-30] Longest pass........................................... 12..........Two times, last by Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011) First downs................................................ 4..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011) 1st downs rushing...................................... 0..........Sam Houston State vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 8, 2011) 1st downs passing...................................... 0..........Lamar vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011) 1st downs by penalty.................................. 0..........14 times, last by Sam Houston State vs. North Dakota State (Jan. 7, 2012) Penalties................................................... 1..........McNeese State vs. Texas State (Oct. 8, 2011) Penalties yards........................................... 5..........McNeese State vs. Texas State (Oct. 8, 2011)


2011 Superlatives Top Rushing Games

287 194 177 162 160 158 145 137 137 135 132 129 119 118 111 107 106 105 104 102 102 102 102 101 100

100-Yard Rushing Performances Flanders, Tim (SHSU) vs. Montana (Dec. 16, 2011) Flanders, Tim (SHSU) at New Mexico (Sept. 24, 2011) Caston, LaQuintin (NICH) vs. Lamar (Nov. 12, 2011) Flanders, Tim (SHSU) at McNeese State (Oct. 22, 2011) Sincere, Richard (SHSU) vs. Montana State (Dec. 10, 2011) Anderson, Andre (MCN) vs. UTSA (Nov. 12, 2011) Flanders, Tim (SHSU) vs. Northwestern State (Nov. 12, 2011) Caston, LaQuintin (NICH) vs. Evangel (Sept. 1, 2011) Sincere, Richard (SHSU) at Southeastern La. (Nov. 5, 2011) Hill, Keyshawn (SHSU) vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011) Flanders, Tim (SHSU) at Texas State (Nov. 19, 2011) Hinton, Jackie (UCA) vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 1, 2011) Flanders, Tim (SHSU) vs. Central Arkansas (Sept. 17, 2011) Anderson, Andre (MCN) vs. Southeastern La. (Sept. 24, 2011) Sincere, Richard (SHSU) vs. Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 8, 2011) Sincere, Richard (SHSU) vs. Central Arkansas (Sept. 17, 2011) Hinton, Jackie (UCA) vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 29, 2011) Garrett, DePauldrick (LU) vs. Texas College (Sept. 3, 2011) Wiltz, Marcus (MCN) vs. Southeastern La. (Sept. 24, 2011) Ford, Fred (SFA) vs. McMurry (Sept. 1, 2011) Palmer, D.J. (NWLA) vs. Southeastern La. (Oct. 15, 2011) Sincere, Richard (SHSU) vs. Lamar (Oct. 29, 2011) Flanders, Tim (SHSU) vs. Stony Brook (Dec. 3, 2011) Washington, Marcus (NICH) vs. Central Arkansas (Oct. 8, 2011) Flanders, Tim (SHSU) vs. Western Illinois (Sept. 1, 2011)

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100-Yard Receiving Performances Hayes, J.J. (LU) vs. Northwestern State (Oct. 8, 2011) Hayes, J.J. (LU) vs. McNeese State (Nov. 19, 2011) Grandy, Jesse (UCA) at Louisiana Tech (Sept. 10, 2011) Collins, Brandon (SLU) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Yarborough, Simmie (SLU) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Jackson, Marcus (LU) at Southeastern La. (Oct. 1, 2011) Crawford, Gralyn (SFA) at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) Jackson, Marcus (LU) at Texas State (Oct. 15, 2011) Croom, Dominique (UCA) vs. McNeese State (Oct. 15, 2011) Roberson, Cordell (SFA) vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 10, 2011) Collins, Brandon (SLU) at McNeese State (Sept. 24, 2011) Roberson, Cordell (SFA) at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Collins, Brandon (SLU) at Northwestern State (Oct. 15, 2011) Yarborough, Simmie (SLU) vs. Sam Houston State (Nov. 5, 2011) Briscoe, Wes (MCN) vs. Sioux Falls (Sept. 17, 2011) Theodore, Kory (SLU) vs. Lamar (Oct. 1, 2011) Babin, Champlain (MCN) at Kansas (Sept. 3, 2011) Hayes, J.J. (LU) at Nicholls State (Nov. 12, 2011) Sincere, Richard (SHSU) vs. Northwestern State (Nov. 12, 2011) Roberson, Cordell (SFA) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 1, 2011) Theodore, Kory (SLU) vs. Texas State (Oct. 22, 2011)

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200-Yard Rushing Performances Flanders, Tim (SHSU) vs. Montana (Dec. 16, 2011)

Top Passing Games 457 409

400-Yard Passing Performances Dick, Nathan (UCA) vs. Texas State (Nov. 12, 2011) Young, Brian (SLU) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011)

457 409 390 372 364 360 359 355 353 349 319 312 312 306

300-Yard Passing Performances Dick, Nathan (UCA) vs. Texas State (Nov. 12, 2011) Young, Brian (SLU) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 29, 2011) Attaway, Brady (SFA) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 1, 2011) Dick, Nathan (UCA) at Louisiana Tech (Sept. 10, 2011) Attaway, Brady (SFA) at Nicholls State (Oct. 21, 2011) Bevil, Andre (LU) vs. Northwestern State (Oct. 8, 2011) Attaway, Brady (SFA) at Lamar (Nov. 5, 2011) Young, Brian (SLU) at Northwestern State (Oct. 15, 2011) Attaway, Brady (SFA) vs. Texas State (Sept. 24, 2011) Young, Brian (SLU) vs. Texas State (Oct. 22, 2011) Dick, Nathan (UCA) at Tennessee Tech (Nov. 26, 2011) Stroud, Cody (MCN) at Central Arkansas (Oct. 15, 2011) Attaway, Brady (SFA) vs. Southeastern La. (Nov. 12, 2011) Dick, Nathan (UCA) at Nicholls State (Oct. 8, 2011)

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Central Arkansas

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

Rank 88 15 30 26 63 75 98 81 75 111 57 19 111 14 50 21 18

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Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

Rank 90 52 83 58 98 92 89 115 92 6 97 73 71 70 68 37 98

SLC 5 3 4 3 5 5 7 5 7 8 7 2 8 1 2 2 3

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

Actual 115.27 216.18 331.45 25.64 190.00 138.58 401.73 39.09 32.25 14.67 18.48 -.27 211.73 120.47 1.91 6.91 3.09

SLC 6 4 6 5 7 7 6 8 8 2 8 5 5 5 4 4 6

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

SLC 2 5 5 6 4 3 3 3 6 1 5 4 2 4 6 6 7

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sack Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

McNeese St.

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

Rank 61 59 64 60 34 41 28 50 70 3 32 52 35 65 T-108 52 108

Nicholls St.

Actual 118.69 280.77 399.46 32.23 153.69 134.40 408.54 28.69 33.27 4.00 20.69 .85 254.85 147.47 2.15 7.54 1.15

Actual 148.09 204.91 353.00 25.55 137.18 121.63 331.64 25.09 33.47 15.93 21.98 .00 194.45 123.22 1.18 6.45 3.36

Rank 64 111 T-112 108 64 104 61 105 50 77 14 113 58 113 112 92 119

Actual 146.73 136.64 283.36 18.00 154.82 143.71 359.64 34.55 34.80 7.52 23.55 -1.18 204.82 100.19 1.09 5.27 4.27

Northwestern St. Rank 94 84 T-112 91 31 38 83 65 33 36 18 32 110 72 T-108 94 81

Actual 107.91 175.45 283.36 21.27 135.91 119.91 388.18 27.00 35.80 10.33 23.12 .55 252.27 120.21 1.18 5.18 2.55

Sam Houston St. Rank 6 103 27 4 1 4 3 2 27 56 53 2 61 15 56 44 8

Actual 255.93 151.60 407.53 36.93 72.93 99.20 279.93 14.93 36.25 8.48 20.78 1.87 207.00 147.27 2.00 6.87 .73

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Southeastern La.

SLC 3 8 7 8 6 8 4 6 5 7 2 8 3 8 8 7 8

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Return Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

SLC 8 6 7 7 3 2 5 4 4 5 3 3 7 6 6 8 4

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

SLC 1 7 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 6 6 1 4 2 3 5 2

Category Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring Offense Rushing Defense Pass Efficiency Def. Total Defense Scoring Defense Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Turnover Margin Pass Defense Passing Efficiency Sacks Tackles For Loss Sacks Allowed

Rank 91 11 28 43 111 87 111 114 24 35 9 109 79 86 101 27 85

Actual 113.64 288.18 401.82 28.27 222.45 136.53 441.00 37.73 36.36 10.39 23.83 -1.09 218.55 115.49 1.36 7.27 2.64

Stephen F. Austin Rank 86 6 9 10 24 47 14 49 26 12 28 86 20 59 1 1 1

Actual 120.55 318.82 439.36 35.73 126.73 123.24 305.64 24.91 36.26 13.17 22.33 -.55 178.91 125.57 4.36 10.18 .45

National Leaders Leader Wofford Eastern Washington Jackson St. Stony Brook Sam Houston St. Jackson St. Texas Southern North Dakota St. Fordham Wofford Southern Utah Bucknell Duquesne Furman Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin Tennessee-Martin

SLC 7 2 3 4 8 6 8 7 1 4 1 7 6 7 5 3 5

SLC 4 1 1 2 2 4 2 2 2 3 4 6 1 3 1 1 1

Actual 364.58 368.36 490.91 38.00 72.93 88.86 245.00 12.73 40.90 19.43 26.33 2.45 139.27 171.32 4.36 10.18 .45

Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Passing Efficiency ...............................Nathan Dick...................................... 6................. 154.40................ Chris Forcier, Furman......................................172.36...............................1 Total Offense.......................................Nathan Dick.................................... 12................. 281.92................ Bo Levi Mitchell, Eastern Wash.........................364.00...............................2 Interceptions.......................................Jestin Love..................................... 21....................... .38................ Bryce Robertson, Bucknell..................................1.18...............................5 .......................................................Jerrel McKnight............................ T-50....................... .31................ Bryce Robertson, Bucknell..................................1.18...............................7 Field Goals.........................................Eddie Camara.............................. T-36..................... 1.08................ Zack Brown, Portland St.....................................2.18...............................4 Scoring..............................................Eddie Camara.............................. T-46..................... 7.00................ Terrance West, Towson.....................................15.82............................ T-3 Tackles For Loss..................................Jermayne Lett................................ 25..................... 1.46................ Corey Hart, Alabama A&M...................................2.42...............................1


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Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Receptions Per Game..........................J.J. Hayes................................... T-49..................... 4.82................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.........................................10.27...............................6 Receiving Yards Per Game....................J.J. Hayes...................................... 18................... 86.45................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.......................................149.00...............................1 Punting .............................................Kollin Kahler................................... 10................... 42.34................ David Harrington, Idaho St.................................48.70...............................2 Kickoff Returns....................................VanLawrance Franks........................ 46................... 23.22................ Kevin Fogg, Liberty...........................................33.52...............................5 Tackles..............................................Asim Hicks.................................. T-43..................... 9.36................ L.J. Fort, UNI...................................................14.15...............................2

McNeese State

Nicholls State

Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Interceptions.......................................Bobby Felder................................. T-9....................... .45................ Bryce Robertson, Bucknell..................................1.18............................ T-2 Punting .............................................Cory Kemps..................................... 6................... 42.84................ David Harrington, Idaho St.................................48.70...............................1 Kickoff Returns . .................................Chika Madu.................................... 30................... 24.40................ Kevin Fogg, Liberty...........................................33.52...............................3 All-Purpose Runners............................Chika Madu.................................... 46................. 123.18................ Jonathan Grimes, William & Mary.....................228.18...............................4

2011 Review

Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Interceptions.......................................Darrell Jenkins............................. T-23....................... .36................ Bryce Robertson, Bucknell..................................1.18...............................6 Punt Returns.......................................Darius Carey..................................... 2................... 16.93................ C.J. Estelle, Tenn.-Martin...................................17.69...............................1 Kickoff Returns....................................Javaris Murray................................ 47................... 23.19................ Kevin Fogg, Liberty...........................................33.52...............................6 Field Goals.........................................Josh Lewis.................................. T-39..................... 1.00................ Zack Brown, Portland St.....................................2.18...............................5 All-Purpose Runners............................Darius Carey................................... 49................. 121.82................ Jonathan Grimes, William & Mary.....................228.18...............................5

Northwestern State

Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Interceptions.......................................Jamaal White............................... T-19....................... .40................ Bryce Robertson, Bucknell..................................1.18...............................4 Kickoff Returns . .................................Phillip Harvey.................................. 13................... 27.05................ Kevin Fogg, Liberty...........................................33.52...............................1 Field Goals.........................................John Shaughnessy....................... T-20..................... 1.27................ Zack Brown, Portland St.....................................2.18............................ T-2

Sam Houston State

Southeastern Louisiana

Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Total Offense.......................................Brian Young.................................... 17................. 265.36................ Bo Levi Mitchell, Eastern Wash.........................364.00...............................3 Receptions Per Game..........................Brandon Collins............................ T-26..................... 5.55................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.........................................10.27............................ T-3 .......................................................Simmie Yarbrough........................ T-26..................... 5.55................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.........................................10.27............................ T-3 .......................................................Kory Theodore............................. T-32..................... 5.45................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.........................................10.27...............................5 Receiving Yards Per Game....................Simmie Yarbrough........................... 36................... 70.73................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.......................................149.00...............................4 .......................................................Brandon Collins............................... 41................... 67.82................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.......................................149.00 ..............................5 .......................................................Kory Theodore................................ 42................... 67.55................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.......................................149.00...............................6 Interceptions.......................................Robert Alford................................. T-9....................... .45................ Bryce Robertson, Bucknell..................................1.18............................ T-2 Punt Returns.......................................Brandon Collins............................... 12................... 11.05................ C.J. Estelle, Tenn.-Martin...................................17.69...............................3 Kickoff Returns . .................................Jordan Wells................................... 15................... 26.60................ Kevin Fogg, Liberty...........................................33.52...............................2 Field Goals.........................................Seth Sebastian............................. T-20..................... 1.27................ Zack Brown, Portland St.....................................2.18............................ T-2 Scoring..............................................Seth Sebastian............................. T-46..................... 7.00................ Terrance West, Towson.....................................15.82............................ T-3 All-Purpose Runners............................Jordan Wells................................... 29................. 132.55................ Jonathan Grimes, William & Mary.....................228.18...............................3

Stephen F. Austin

Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Total Offense.......................................Brady Attaway................................. 10................. 286.91................ Bo Levi Mitchell, Eastern Wash.........................364.00...............................1 Receptions Per Game..........................Gralyn Crawford.............................. 12..................... 6.55................ Aaron Mellette, Elon...........................................10.2...............................1 .......................................................Cordell Roberson............................ 24..................... 5.73................ Aaron Mellette, Elon...........................................10.2 ..............................2 Receiving Yards Per Game....................Cordell Roberson............................ 32................... 72.18................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.......................................149.00...............................2 .......................................................Gralyn Crawford.............................. 35................... 70.91................ Aaron Mellette, Elon.......................................149.00 ..............................3 Punt Returns . ....................................Gralyn Crawford................................ 5................... 13.53................ C.J. Estelle, Tenn.-Martin...................................17.69...............................2 Kickoff Returns . .................................Gralyn Crawford.............................. 40................... 23.71................ Kevin Fogg, Liberty.............................................3.52...............................4 Field Goals.........................................Jordan Wiggs................................... 3..................... 1.70................ Zack Brown, Portland St.....................................2.18...............................1 Scoring..............................................Jordan Wiggs ................................ 14..................... 8.70................ Terrance West, Towson.....................................15.82...............................2 All-Purpose Runner..............................Gralyn Crawford................................ 6................. 167.55................ Jonathan Grimes, William & Mary.....................228.18...............................1 Sacks................................................Willie Jefferson.............................. T-4..................... 1.36................ Adrian Hamilton, Prairie View...............................1.86...............................1 .......................................................Malcolm Mattox........................... T-42....................... .64................ Adrian Hamilton, Prairie View...............................1.86...............................2 Tackles..............................................Ryan Epperson............................ T-26................... 10.18................ L.J. Fort, UNI...................................................14.15...............................1 Tackles For Loss..................................Willie Jefferson............................ T-40..................... 1.36................ Corey Hart, Alabama A&M...................................2.42...............................2

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Category........................................Player.................................... Rank................Actual................ National Leader.....................................Actual................. SLC Rank Rushing.............................................Tim Flanders................................... 16................. 109.60................ Shakir Bell, Indiana St.....................................151.82...............................1 Passing Efficiency ...............................Brian Bell....................................... 10................. 151.77................ Chris Forcier, Furman......................................172.36...............................2 Interceptions.......................................Daxton Swanson............................... 3....................... .53................ Bryce Robertson, Bucknell..................................1.18...............................1 Punting..............................................Matt Foster..................................... 34................... 40.19................ David Harrington, Idaho St.................................48.70...............................3 Punt Returns . ....................................Brandon Closner............................. 40..................... 7.42................ C.J. Estelle, Tenn.-Martin...................................17.69...............................4 Scoring..............................................Tim Flanders..................................... 4..................... 9.60................ Terrance West, Towson.....................................15.82...............................1 All-Purpose Runners............................Tim Flanders................................... 24................. 137.20................ Jonathan Grimes, William & Mary.....................228.18...............................2

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History & Records

Team Championships McNeese State.................................................. 13 Louisiana Tech*.................................................... 8 Arkansas State*.................................................... 7 Lamar . .............................................................. 4 Northwestern State............................................... 4 Sam Houston State............................................... 4 Stephen F. Austin.................................................. 4 Louisiana-Monroe*............................................... 4 UT Arlington*........................................................ 3 Troy*................................................................... 3 Texas State*......................................................... 2 North Texas*........................................................ 2 Nicholls State....................................................... 1 Trinity*................................................................. 1 * Indicates former Southland Conference member

Coach of the Year

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1964.......................................................... Lamar 1965.......................................................... Lamar 1966.................................................. UT Arlington .................................................................. Lamar 1967.................................................. UT Arlington 1968.............................................. Arkansas State 1969.............................................. Arkansas State 1970.............................................. Arkansas State 1971...............................................Louisiana Tech .................................................................. Lamar ................................................................... Trinity 1972...............................................Louisiana Tech 1973...............................................Louisiana Tech 1974...............................................Louisiana Tech 1975.............................................. Arkansas State 1976..............................................McNeese State 1977...............................................Louisiana Tech 1978...............................................Louisiana Tech ...................................................... Arkansas State 1979..............................................McNeese State 1980..............................................McNeese State 1981.................................................. UT Arlington 1982...............................................Louisiana Tech 1983................................................... North Texas .................................................. Louisiana-Monroe 1984...............................................Louisiana Tech 1985.............................................. Arkansas State 1986.............................................. Arkansas State 1987.......................................... Louisiana-Monroe 1988.........................................Northwestern State

1989........................................... Stephen F. Austin 1990.......................................... Louisiana-Monroe 1991..............................................McNeese State ................................................ Sam Houston State 1992.......................................... Louisiana-Monroe 1993..............................................McNeese State 1994................................................... North Texas 1995..............................................McNeese State 1996............................................................. Troy 1997..............................................McNeese State .................................................Northwestern State 1998.........................................Northwestern State 1999............................................................. Troy ................................................... Stephen F. Austin 2000............................................................. Troy 2001........................................ Sam Houston State ......................................................McNeese State 2002..............................................McNeese State 2003..............................................McNeese State 2004.........................................Northwestern State ................................................ Sam Houston State 2005................................................ Nicholls State ........................................................... Texas State 2006..............................................McNeese State 2007..............................................McNeese State 2008................................................... Texas State 2009..............................................McNeese State ................................................... Stephen F. Austin 2010........................................... Stephen F. Austin 2011........................................ Sam Houston State

1964........................Bennie Ellender, Arkansas State 1965.............................Chena Gilstrap, UT Arlington 1966........................... Burley Bearden, UT Arlington 1967........................... Burley Bearden, UT Arlington 1968........................Bennie Ellender, Arkansas State 1969........................Bennie Ellender, Arkansas State 1970........................Bennie Ellender, Arkansas State ...............................................Vernon Glass, Lamar 1971...................... Maxie Lambright, Louisiana Tech 1972...................... Maxie Lambright, Louisiana Tech 1973...................... Maxie Lambright, Louisiana Tech 1974.......................................Vernon Glass, Lamar 1975........................... Bill Davidson, Arkansas State 1976...........................Jack Doland, McNeese State 1977...................... Maxie Lambright, Louisiana Tech 1978........................... Bill Davidson, Arkansas State 1979.......................Ernie Duplechin, McNeese State 1980................. Sam Robertson, Louisiana-Lafayette 1981...................................Bud Elliott, UT Arlington 1982............................. Billy Brewer, Louisiana Tech 1983...............................Corky Nelson, North Texas 1984...........................A. L. Williams, Louisiana Tech 1985......................... Larry Lacewell, Arkansas State 1986......................... Larry Lacewell, Arkansas State 1987.......................... Pat Collins, Louisiana-Monroe 1988....................Sam Goodwin, Northwestern State 1989.........................Lynn Graves, Stephen F. Austin 1990.........................Bobby Keasler, McNeese State 1991.........................Bobby Keasler, McNeese State ........................ Ron Randleman, Sam Houston State 1992......................Dave Roberts, Louisiana-Monroe 1993.........................Bobby Keasler, McNeese State 1994................................. Matt Simon, North Texas 1995.........................Bobby Keasler, McNeese State 1996........................... Darren Barbier, Nicholls State 1997....................Sam Goodwin, Northwestern State .................................Bobby Keasler, McNeese State 1998....................Sam Goodwin, Northwestern State 1999........................................Larry Blakeney, Troy 2000........................................Larry Blakeney, Troy 2001................ Ron Randleman, Sam Houston State 2002................................Daryl Daye, Nicholls State 2003............................Tommy Tate, McNeese State 2004...................... Scott Stoker, Northwestern State 2005.............................. Jay Thomas, Nicholls State 2006..............................Matt Viator, McNeese State 2007..............................Matt Viator, McNeese State 2008.........................Clint Conque, Central Arkansas 2009...........................J.C. Harper, Stephen F. Austin 2010...........................J.C. Harper, Stephen F. Austin 2011.........................Willie Fritz, Sam Houston State


Postseason Honors Player of the Year

Offensive Player of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

1964............................................... None selected 1965.................................Vernon McManus, Lamar 1966................................... Ken Ozee, UT Arlington 1967.....................................Marvin Upshaw, Trinity 1968.........................Clovis Swinney, Arkansas State 1969.........................Clovis Swinney, Arkansas State 1970.......................... Dennis Meyer, Arkansas State 1971.......................... Dennis Meyer, Arkansas State 1972...............................Fred Dean, Louisiana Tech 1973........................... Joe McNeely, Louisiana Tech 1974...............................Fred Dean, Louisiana Tech 1975.................. Jerry Muckensturm, Arkansas State 1976..............................Roy Painter, Arkansas State 1977........................ Larry Anderson, Louisiana Tech ............................... Wesley Williams, Arkansas State 1978..........................Ardis McCann, Louisiana Tech 1979..................... Johnny Robinson, Louisiana Tech 1980..........................Daryl Burckel, McNeese State 1981........................Rusty Guilbeau, McNeese State 1982.......................Bruce Daigle, Louisiana-Monroe 1983......................................Eugene Seale, Lamar 1984........................... Doug Landry, Louisiana Tech 1985........................... Doug Landry, Louisiana Tech 1986........................Walter Johnson, Louisiana Tech .......................................... Ed Fleming, North Texas 1987................John Kulakowski, Northwestern State 1988........................... Eric Lokey, Stephen F. Austin 1989.................... David Whitmore, Stephen F. Austin 1990............................ Mike Pierce, McNeese State 1991.....................Andre Carron, Northwestern State 1992............................. Terry Irving, McNeese State 1993............................. Terry Irving, McNeese State 1994.....................Vincent Landrum, McNeese State 1995........................ Kavika Pittman, McNeese State 1996.............................................Pratt Lyons, Troy 1997.....................Tony Maranto, Northwestern State 1998........................... Charles Ayro, McNeese State 1999........................................ Anthony Rabb, Troy 2000........................Keith Davis, Sam Houston State 2001..............................Joe Judge, McNeese State 2002.........................Roy Locks, Northwestern State 2003....................... Brent Hafford, Stephen F. Austin 2004................. Jamall Johnson, Northwestern State 2005...................................Fred Evans, Texas State 2006.......................... Bryan Smith, McNeese State 2007.......................... Kareem Moore, Nicholls State 2008.............................Larry Hart, Central Arkansas 2009.............................Larry Hart, Central Arkansas ...................................Tim Knicky, Stephen F. Austin 2010..................... Jabara Williams Stephen F. Austin 2011.....................Darnell Taylor, Sam Houston State

Freshman of the Year

1964-77.......................................... None selected 1978............................ Jessie Clark, Louisiana Tech 1979...................Lee Charles Wright, Arkansas State 1980........................ Buford Jordon, McNeese State ..................................Joey Granger, McNeese State 1981..............................Willie Wiggins, UT Arlington 1982........................... Doug Landry, Louisiana Tech 1983........................Walter Johnson, Louisiana Tech 1984..........................Dwane Brown, Arkansas State 1985.......................... Brian McZeal, McNeese State 1986..............................Matt Stover, Louisiana Tech 1987..................................Scott Davis, North Texas 1988.................. Chuck Rawlinson, Stephen F. Austin 1989............................ Ken Naquin, McNeese State 1990.......................Cedric Walker, Stephen F. Austin 1991.......................... Eric Acheson, McNeese State ....................................Darryl Pounds, Nicholls State 1992..........................Kerry Joseph, McNeese State 1993.........................Zach Bronson, McNeese State 1994.............................. Claude Mathis, Texas State 1995....................Jeremiah Trotter, Stephen F. Austin 1996.................Victor McKnight, Sam Houston State 1997................Matt Dominguez, Sam Houston State 1998......................... Jessie Burton, McNeese State 1999..................... Reggie Stancil, Jacksonville State 2000................................. Josh Son, Nicholls State 2001...........................LeJuan Walker, Nicholls State 2002..................... Tony Tompkins, Stephen F. Austin 2003..................... Chance Dennis, Stephen F. Austin 2004.................................. Broderick Cole, Nicholls 2005..................... Blake Bercegeay, McNeese State 2006..................... Derrick Fourroux, McNeese State 2007............................Karrington Bush, Texas State 2008...............Simmie Yarborough, Southeastern La. 2009....................Malcolm Bronson, McNeese State 2010...........................Jestin Love, Central Arkansas ............................. Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State 2011........................ Jordan Wells, Southeastern La.

Newcomer of the Year

1964-90.......................................... None selected 1991................... Wendal Lowrey, Louisiana-Monroe 1992............................Terrance Brown, North Texas 1993....................... Irving Spikes, Louisiana-Monroe 1994.......................... Chad Reeves, McNeese State 1995.......................Tim Denton, Sam Houston State 1996.............................. John Emery, Nicholls State 1997....................Ronnie Powell, Northwestern State 1998............................. Spergon Wynn, Texas State 1999................ Chris Chaloupka, Sam Houston State 2000....................................Demontray Carter, Troy 2001..........................Craig Nall, Northwestern State 2002....................... Roderick Royal, McNeese State 2003................. Jamall Johnson, Northwestern State 2004...................................Fred Evans, Texas State 2005........................... Joseph Tobias, Nicholls State 2006.......................... Kareem Moore, Nicholls State 2007......................... Lardarius Webb, Nicholls State 2008...................... Duane Brooks, Stephen F. Austin 2009........................ Andre Banks, Stephen F. Austin 2010...................... Andre Anderson, McNeese State 2011.....................Willie Jefferson, Stephen F. Austin

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1964............................................... None selected 1965...........................................Jackie Hall, Trinity 1966...........................................Phil Primm, Trinity 1967.................................Mike Baylor, UT Arlington 1968...................... Frank McGuigan, Arkansas State 1969.......................... Jim Lindsey, Abilene Christian 1970.......................... Jim Lindsey, Abilene Christian 1971.......................... Kenny Lantrip, Louisiana Tech 1972.............................. Roger Carr, Louisiana Tech 1973...........................Denny Duron, Louisiana Tech 1974..................... Charles McDaniel, Louisiana Tech 1975.............................David Hines, Arkansas State 1976............................Derrick Jensen, UT Arlington 1977.....................John Henry White, Louisiana Tech ....................................Derrick Jensen, UT Arlington 1978.................................Roy Dewalt, UT Arlington 1979.................................Roy Dewalt, UT Arlington 1980..................... Stephen Starring, McNeese State 1981........................ Buford Jordan, McNeese State 1982...........................Matt Dunigan, Louisiana Tech 1983..................................Greg Carter, North Texas 1984............................Scotty Caldwell, UT Arlington 1985................................ Burton Murchison, Lamar 1986..........................Dwane Brown, Arkansas State 1987...................Stan Humphries, Louisiana-Monroe 1988..................................Scott Davis, North Texas 1989...................... Todd Hammel, Stephen F. Austin 1990..................... Cisco Richard, Louisiana-Monroe 1991................................. Gilbert Price, Texas State 1992................... Roosevelt Potts, Louisiana-Monroe 1993.......................Robert Cobb, Louisiana-Monroe 1994..........................Donald Wilkerson, Texas State 1995............. Clarence Matthews, Northwestern State 1996....................Patrick Palmer, Northwestern State 1997.......................Mikhael Ricks, Stephen F. Austin 1998...................Montressa Kirby, Jacksonville State 1999................ Chris Chaloupka, Sam Houston State 2000........................ Tony Taylor, Northwestern State 2001.............................Wes Pate, Stephen F. Austin 2002................................Vick King, McNeese State

2003................................Vick King, McNeese State 2004.................Derrick Johnese, Northwestern State 2005...............................Yale Vannoy, Nicholls State 2006..........................D.D. Terry, Sam Houston State 2007.......................Nathan Brown, Central Arkansas 2008...................Toddrick Pendland, McNeese State 2009............................ Bradley George, Texas State 2010..................... Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin 2011.................Richard Sincere, Sam Houston State

History & Records

1964-93.......................................... None selected 1994................................ Mitch Maher, North Texas 1995..........................Kerry Joseph, McNeese State 1996.............................. Claude Mathis, Texas State 1997.............................. Claude Mathis, Texas State 1998................. Jermaine Jones, Northwestern State 1999................ Chris Chaloupka, Sam Houston State 2000...................................C.J. Carroll, Texas State 2001...................Josh McCown, Sam Houston State 2002......................... Hadley Prince, McNeese State 2003...............................B.J. Sams, McNeese State 2004...................... Dustin Long, Sam Houston State 2005................................Barrick Nealy, Texas State 2006................... Steven Whitehead, McNeese State 2007........................... Bryan Smith, McNeese State 2008.......................Nathan Brown, Central Arkansas 2009..................... Derrick Fourroux, McNeese State ............................. Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin 2010..................... Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin 2011..................... Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State

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Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

GP 66 67 65 66 66 66 66 77 77 77 65 77 77 77 77 88 88 88 77 64 77 88 88 88 87 77 83 69 69 74 78 89 91 92 89 94

TC 3,437 3,370 3,303 3,139 3,100 3,132 3,026 3,790 3,673 3,591 2,952 3,344 3,358 3,217 3,377 3,953 4,012 3,900 3,237 2,652 3,342 3,479 3,404 3,352 3,521 3,139 3,577 3,058 2,942 3,056 2,837 3,622 3,239 3,287 3,168 3,429

Bold indicates Southland Conference record high

Rushing Avg 3.94 3.43 3.54 3.70 3.72 3.95 3.74 3.48 3.33 3.62 3.70 3.58 3.44 3.56 3.85 3.64 3.90 4.40 4.19 4.22 4.39 3.95 3.64 3.93 4.11 4.07 4.12 4.57 4.21 4.37 4.36 4.52 4.24 4.36 3.98 3.98

GAvg 204.9 172.5 179.7 176.0 174.7 187.4 171.6 171.2 158.7 168.7 168.0 155.5 149.9 148.8 168.8 163.4 177.8 193.4 176.2 174.8 190.4 156.3 140.6 149.5 166.3 166.0 177.5 202.6 179.6 180.6 158.5 183.9 151.1 155.7 141.6 145.3

Att 1,205 1,301 1,246 1,424 1,470 1,538 1,752 1,568 1,653 1,839 1,490 1,935 1,914 2,101 1,826 2,030 2,054 2,034 1,793 1,654 1,862 2,249 2,274 2,557 2,144 1,994 1,915 1,864 1,893 2,182 2,033 2,528 3,095 3,014 2,956 3,005

Passing Pct 45.6 44.6 42.2 46.9 46.8 46.8 47.4 46.2 42.8 47.4 48.3 48.5 48.0 53.6 48.2 47.9 48.9 51.9 52.3 50.2 49.2 52.9 53.5 51.7 51.3 55.4 52.5 53.3 56.4 53.5 55.5 58.9 59.0 61.2 56.4 59.2

GAvg 123.7 126.6 117.5 130.5 132.8 146.5 171.2 126.2 124.9 163.4 152.0 175.4 170.0 193.4 139.9 128.1 157.0 171.6 162.2 174.3 162.7 187.3 180.7 201.4 155.9 195.9 157.1 197.3 207.7 201.2 163.8 204.2 255.0 234.3 220.5 217.7

Avg 4.67 4.29 4.25 4.43 4.44 4.72 4.73 4.27 4.10 4.71 4.68 4.83 4.67 4.96 4.57 4.29 4.86 5.40 5.18 5.19 5.22 5.28 4.98 5.23 4.95 6.57 5.06 5.61 5.53 5.63 5.16 5.61 5.83 5.70 5.09 5.29

Total GAvg 328.6 299.1 297.1 306.5 307.5 334.0 342.8 297.4 283.6 332.2 320.0 331.0 319.9 342.2 308.7 291.4 334.7 365.0 338.4 349.1 353.1 343.5 321.3 350.9 322.2 361.8 334.7 399.9 387.3 381.8 322.2 388.2 406.1 390.0 350.2 365.1

PPG 22.6 17.4 18.6 19.2 19.0 18.3 21.0 15.6 17.1 19.7 21.3 21.7 21.0 21.4 18.5 17.9 22.6 27.5 24.1 24.1 23.7 23.4 23.2 24.2 22.9 26.6 25.0 30.1 28.6 28.3 20.1 26.7 32.8 27.8 24.7 28.4


Defensive Statistical Trends Defense

TC 3,397 3,399 3,390 3,172 3,142 2,996 2,996 3,629 3,469 3,351 2,881 3,353 3,249 3,094 3,209 3,804 3,747 3,741 3,112 2,483 3,219 3,356 3,252 3,652 3,424 2,894 3,369 2,806 2,686 2,988 2,833 3,508 3,346 3,345 3,119 3,455

Bold indicates Southland Conference record low

Rushing Avg 3.81 3.20 3.53 3.53 4.07 4.01 3.71 3.46 3.16 3.40 3.70 3.44 3.14 3.41 3.56 3.50 3.76 4.20 3.54 3.72 3.95 3.61 3.35 4.02 3.83 3.61 3.91 4.98 3.92 3.89 4.27 4.75 4.24 4.32 3.98 3.98

GAvg 196.2 157.5 183.9 169.5 193.8 181.8 168.3 163.1 142.1 147.8 164.1 149.6 132.6 141.6 148.4 151.4 159.9 177.5 143.1 144.4 165.0 137.8 123.7 166.9 150.7 135.6 158.9 202.6 152.4 157.2 155.1 187.5 155.9 156.9 139.3 146.3

Att 1,209 1,266 1,199 1,407 1,637 1,561 1,873 1,802 1,769 2,010 1,616 1,987 2,015 2,249 2,025 2,106 2,245 2,176 2,024 1,812 1,954 2,322 2,356 2,379 2,294 2,252 2,038 1,995 2,027 2,123 2,098 2,508 3,135 2,908 2,989 2,969

Passing Pct 41.9 44.9 46.0 46.3 47.2 48.7 49.3 45.2 44.5 47.1 48.0 49.4 46.3 51.6 50.3 48.4 49.5 53.2 52.9 52.8 47.9 51.9 52.0 52.1 50.9 53.2 52.0 51.9 55.3 52.3 57.3 57.3 58.6 59.2 57.5 57.6

GAvg 112.9 119.0 122.5 119.6 157.8 159.3 185.4 134.4 137.6 166.3 165.4 172.6 160.7 205.5 174.2 137.9 172.0 177.1 170.7 191.5 155.1 176.0 183.9 187.5 170.2 200.9 165.6 200.1 206.1 203.1 184.2 208.7 251.4 230.1 228.8 216.6

Avg 4.43 4.06 4.34 4.17 4.86 4.94 4.79 4.22 4.11 4.51 4.76 4.65 4.29 4.91 4.66 4.31 4.87 5.27 4.70 5.00 4.76 4.86 4.80 5.17 4.88 5.03 4.98 5.79 5.25 5.44 5.37 5.86 5.72 5.69 5.24 5.30

Total GAvg 309.1 276.5 306.4 289.1 351.6 341.1 353.7 297.4 279.7 314.1 329.5 322.2 293.3 347.1 322.5 289.2 331.9 354.6 313.7 335.8 320.1 313.8 307.7 354.4 320.9 336.4 324.4 402.7 358.3 360.3 339.3 396.2 407.4 387.0 368.1 361.9

PPG 19.7 16.2 18.6 16.2 21.8 19.6 21.0 14.6 17.1 17.4 21.3 21.8 18.2 21.2 19.9 18.1 22.2 26.5 20.7 21.0 20.3 20.6 21.7 25.0 21.1 23.0 22.9 27.3 26.4 27.1 23.9 29.1 31.7 29.2 27.0 28.4

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GP 66 67 65 66 66 66 66 77 77 77 65 77 77 77 77 88 88 88 77 64 77 88 88 88 87 77 83 69 69 74 78 89 91 92 89 94

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Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

School.........................................GAvg. Abilene Christian............................... 212.3 Abilene Christian............................... 208.0 UT Arlington..................................... 163.2 Lamar............................................. 183.4 Arkansas State................................. 169.5 Arkansas State................................. 215.9 Arkansas State................................. 224.9 Trinity.............................................. 209.0 Arkansas State................................. 229.5 Arkansas State................................. 264.8 Arkansas State................................. 215.3 Arkansas State................................. 340.5 UT Arlington..................................... 286.6 UT Arlington..................................... 245.0 UT Arlington..................................... 306.3 UT Arlington..................................... 301.4 McNeese State................................. 297.7 McNeese State................................. 281.0 Arkansas State................................. 252.9 Arkansas State................................. 250.7 Arkansas State................................. 279.5 Arkansas State................................. 260.9 Arkansas State................................. 296.3 Sam Houston State........................... 243.9 Northwestern State............................ 198.8 McNeese State................................. 207.6 Texas State ..................................... 278.2 Texas State...................................... 287.8 Texas State ..................................... 252.9 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 256.9 Nicholls State................................... 258.0 Stephen F. Austin ............................. 212.6 Troy................................................ 256.2 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 195.3 Northwestern State............................ 184.4 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 231.5 Jacksonville State............................. 193.9 Jacksonville State............................. 226.5 Nicholls State................................... 253.0 Nicholls State................................... 312.6 Nicholls State................................... 249.3 Nicholls State................................... 364.8 Nicholls State................................... 233.9 Nicholls State................................... 266.4 McNeese State................................. 228.3 McNeese State................................. 218.0 Sam Houston State........................... 186.5 Sam Houston State........................... 255.9

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978

School.........................................GAvg. Trinity ............................................. 125.3 UT Arlington..................................... 170.3 Lamar ............................................ 163.6 UT Arlington..................................... 174.4 Abilene Christian............................... 273.8 Abilene Christian............................... 274.3 Abilene Christian............................... 267.0 Louisiana Tech.................................. 218.0 Abilene Christian............................... 197.2 Louisiana Tech.................................. 170.5 Louisiana Tech.................................. 159.9 Louisiana Tech.................................. 222.6 Louisiana Tech.................................. 245.2 Louisiana Tech.................................. 232.0 Louisiana Tech.................................. 185.0

Passing Offense

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Lamar ............................................ 248.1 Louisiana Tech.................................. 201.9 Lamar ............................................ 217.6 Louisiana Tech.................................. 276.8 Louisiana Tech.................................. 209.8 Louisiana Tech.................................. 185.6 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 262.9 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 227.4 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 286.6 North Texas...................................... 230.0 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 362.4 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 207.5 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 220.5 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 249.8 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 283.1 North Texas...................................... 268.6 Texas State...................................... 248.1 McNeese State................................. 228.8 Jacksonville State............................. 263.3 Nicholls State................................... 215.8 Sam Houston State........................... 296.5 Sam Houston State........................... 212.9 Sam Houston State........................... 280.1 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 222.0 Texas State...................................... 260.8 Sam Houston State........................... 358.5 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 283.5 Texas State...................................... 201.4 Central Arkansas............................... 293.0 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 345.8 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 343.7 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 362.2 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 318.8

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

School.........................................GAvg. Abilene Christian............................... 292.3 Lamar ............................................ 317.6 Arkansas State................................. 299.8 Lamar ............................................ 355.3 Abilene Christian............................... 378.0 Abilene Christian............................... 380.4 Abilene Christian............................... 267.0 Louisiana Tech.................................. 411.1 Louisiana Tech.................................. 362.6 Louisiana Tech.................................. 395.8 Louisiana Tech.................................. 370.0 Louisiana Tech.................................. 399.4 Louisiana Tech.................................. 414.5 Louisiana Tech.................................. 385.7 UT Arlington..................................... 391.0 UT Arlington..................................... 391.3 McNeese State................................. 379.6 McNeese State................................. 401.2 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 392.3 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 366.8 Arkansas State................................. 359.9 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 381.2 Arkansas State................................. 378.9 Sam Houston State........................... 445.8 Northwestern State............................ 401.4 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 487.1 Texas State ..................................... 361.2 Texas State ..................................... 381.4 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 453.2 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 472.8 North Texas...................................... 392.8 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 404.5

Total Offense

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Northwestern State............................ 400.5 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 408.1 Northwestern State............................ 380.5 Sam Houston State........................... 420.9 McNeese State................................. 387.9 Sam Houston State........................... 437.4 Stephen F. Austin ............................. 388.6 Texas State...................................... 443.4 Sam Houston State........................... 471.4 Texas State ..................................... 439.1 Texas State ..................................... 351.6 Central Arkansas............................... 452.2 McNeese State................................. 464.1 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 296.3 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 442.9 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 439.4

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

School.........................................GAvg. Abilene Christian................................. 16.7 Abilene Christian................................. 21.8 Arkansas State................................... 24.7 Lamar............................................... 24.8 UT Arlington....................................... 26.4 Abilene Christian................................. 31.7 Abilene Christian................................. 33.3 Louisiana Tech.................................... 27.4 Louisiana Tech.................................... 27.1 Louisiana Tech.................................... 26.5 Louisiana Tech.................................... 29.4 Arkansas State................................... 32.3 Louisiana Tech.................................... 30.5 Louisiana Tech.................................... 25.5 McNeese State................................... 25.0 UT Arlington....................................... 31.1 McNeese State................................... 27.6 McNeese State................................... 28.7 Louisiana-Monroe............................... 28.5 North Texas........................................ 23.5 Arkansas State................................... 26.9 Arkansas State................................... 26.3 Arkansas State................................... 27.6 Sam Houston State............................. 35.6 Northwestern State.............................. 30.2 Stephen F. Austin................................ 36.4 Texas State........................................ 24.4 Texas State........................................ 27.9 Louisiana-Monroe............................... 35.3 Louisiana-Monroe............................... 39.2 North Texas........................................ 29.4 Stephen F. Austin................................ 31.7 Troy.................................................. 33.4 McNeese State................................... 30.0 McNeese State................................... 33.5 Stephen F. Austin................................ 35.4 McNeese State................................... 27.3 Troy.................................................. 27.3 Sam Houston State............................. 37.5 McNeese State................................... 31.9 Nicholls State..................................... 35.4 Sam Houston State............................. 37.0 Texas State........................................ 37.0 McNeese State................................... 25.2 McNeese State................................... 35.2 Central Arkansas................................. 37.5 McNeese State................................... 37.5 McNeese State................................... 35.0 Stephen F. Austin................................ 36.2 Sam Houston State............................. 36.9

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Yearly Leaders Rushing Defense

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978

School.........................................GAvg. Arkansas State................................... 64.6 Arkansas State................................... 66.0 Trinity ............................................... 89.2 Arkansas State................................. 111.6 Trinity ............................................. 168.9 Abilene Christian............................... 136.9 Abilene Christian............................... 126.5 UT Arlington..................................... 102.9 Louisiana-Lafayette............................. 88.0 Louisiana Tech.................................... 74.3 Louisiana Tech.................................... 96.7 Lamar ............................................ 101.2 Lamar .............................................. 78.9 Louisiana-Lafayette........................... 109.2 Arkansas State................................... 95.8

Passing Defense

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Louisiana-Lafayette........................... 100.9 Louisiana Tech.................................. 120.8 Louisiana-Lafayette........................... 127.4 Arkansas State................................. 160.5 Louisiana Tech.................................. 111.4 Louisiana Tech.................................. 105.5 McNeese State................................. 149.3 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 131.5 Northwestern State............................ 133.6 McNeese State................................. 127.3 Northwestern State............................ 164.0 Sam Houston State........................... 138.6 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 113.8 Northwestern State............................ 150.8 McNeese State................................... 85.5 Nicholls State................................... 118.8 Texas State...................................... 169.0 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 127.7 McNeese State................................. 146.5 McNeese State................................. 144.7 Texas State...................................... 146.5 Sam Houston State........................... 121.1 McNeese State................................. 168.9 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 144.0 Northwestern State............................ 175.2 Northwestern State............................ 180.7 Texas State...................................... 177.6 Nicholls State................................... 148.9 Central Arkansas............................... 185.2 Northwestern State............................ 229.5 Central Arkansas............................... 197.8 Central Arkansas............................... 204.2 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 177.3

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

School.........................................GAvg. Arkansas State................................. 195.1 Arkansas State................................. 225.0 Trinity ............................................. 194.8 Trinity ............................................. 207.4 Arkansas State................................. 275.5 Arkansas State................................. 309.0 Arkansas State................................. 270.0 Louisiana Tech.................................. 272.3 Louisiana Tech.................................. 236.1 Louisiana Tech.................................. 184.0 Arkansas State................................. 234.5 Arkansas State................................. 215.7 McNeese State................................. 255.2 Louisiana Tech.................................. 220.1 Arkansas State................................. 240.1 UT Arlington..................................... 259.4 Louisiana-Lafayette........................... 294.6 Arkansas State................................. 271.0 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 326.4 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 238.1 Louisiana Tech.................................. 233.5 Arkansas State................................. 258.8 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 281.5 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 303.8 Stephen F. Austin.............................. 233.8 Northwestern State............................ 321.3 Sam Houston State........................... 279.2 McNeese State................................. 242.4 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 319.3 McNeese State................................. 249.5 McNeese State................................. 259.5 McNeese State................................. 272.1

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Nicholls State................................... 278.0 McNeese State................................. 245.3 McNeese State................................. 227.2 Texas State...................................... 271.1 McNeese State................................. 261.3 McNeese State................................. 253.6 Northwestern State............................ 276.6 Northwestern State............................ 287.3 Northwestern State............................ 274.7 Nicholls State................................... 308.6 Northwestern State............................ 299.4 Nicholls State................................... 352.5 McNeese State................................. 350.8 Central Arkansas............................... 298.0 McNeese State................................. 343.0 Sam Houston State........................... 279.9

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

School.........................................GAvg. Arkansas State..................................... 7.3 Arkansas State................................... 11.9 Arkansas State................................... 12.1 Arkansas State................................... 12.9 Trinity ............................................... 14.6 Arkansas State................................... 14.0 Arkansas State................................... 11.3 Louisiana-Lafayette............................. 15.2 Louisiana-Lafayette............................. 11.3 Louisiana Tech...................................... 5.9 Louisiana Tech.................................... 10.3 Arkansas State..................................... 7.4 Louisiana-Lafayette............................. 13.5 Louisiana Tech.................................... 12.1 Arkansas State................................... 13.1 McNeese State..................................... 9.8 McNeese State................................... 12.5 Arkansas State................................... 14.5 Louisiana Tech.................................... 14.3 North Texas........................................ 10.6 Louisiana Tech.................................... 12.0 McNeese State................................... 11.5 Arkansas State................................... 11.9 Stephen F. Austin................................ 16.6 Stephen F. Austin................................ 10.1 Northwestern State.............................. 17.9 Sam Houston State............................. 17.0 McNeese State................................... 12.2 Texas State........................................ 17.3 McNeese State................................... 15.5 McNeese State................................... 15.9 McNeese State..................................... 8.9 Troy.................................................. 14.0 McNeese State................................... 10.5 McNeese State................................... 12.4 Troy.................................................. 18.2 Troy.................................................. 14.5 McNeese State................................... 17.5 Nicholls State..................................... 17.7 Stephen F. Austin................................ 20.9 Stephen F. Austin................................ 23.3 Texas State........................................ 20.3 Nicholls State..................................... 20.7 McNeese State................................... 18.3 Central Arkansas................................. 25.7 Central Arkansas................................. 17.1 Central Arkansas................................. 21.2 Sam Houston State............................. 14.9

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School.........................................GAvg. UT Arlington..................................... 144.9 UT Arlington....................................... 87.7 Trinity ............................................. 105.5 Trinity ............................................... 61.2 Arkansas State................................. 105.8 Arkansas State................................. 106.0 Arkansas State................................. 117.5 Louisiana Tech.................................. 105.4 Louisiana Tech.................................. 128.5 Louisiana Tech.................................. 109.7 Arkansas State................................. 110.1 Arkansas State................................. 101.4 McNeese State................................. 164.2 Louisiana Tech.................................. 106.1 Arkansas State................................. 144.3 UT Arlington..................................... 110.3 McNeese State................................. 119.5 Arkansas State................................. 123.5 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 124.1 Louisiana-Monroe............................. 109.8 Arkansas State................................... 78.5 Arkansas State................................... 96.3 Arkansas State................................. 108.8 Sam Houston State........................... 111.8 Stephen F. Austin................................ 83.6 Stephen F. Austin................................ 89.5 Texas State...................................... 134.7 McNeese State................................... 99.0 McNeese State................................. 111.8 McNeese State................................... 90.5 Stephen F. Austin................................ 91.0 McNeese State................................... 60.9 Troy................................................ 130.5 Troy.................................................. 96.2 McNeese State................................... 93.1 Troy.................................................. 97.3 McNeese State................................... 98.5 McNeese State................................... 84.7 Northwestern State.............................. 99.4 Northwestern State............................ 112.4 Northwestern State.............................. 94.0 Nicholls State................................... 120.0 Northwestern State............................ 119.9 McNeese State................................. 153.2 McNeese State................................. 118.9 Central Arkansas............................... 100.2 Sam Houston State........................... 100.1 Sam Houston State............................. 72.9

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Rushing Yards Per Game

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Name, School.......................................Car. Dennis Hagaman, AC...................................111 Jacky Roland, AC........................................111 Tery Gwin, ASU...........................................135 Tom Smiley, LU...........................................174 Frank McGuigan, ASU..................................269 Calvin Harrell, ASU.......................................205 Calvin Harrell, ASU.......................................232 Calvin Harrell, ASU.......................................216 Enos Hicks, MCN.........................................154 David Mitchell, ASU......................................191 Willie Harris, ASU.........................................150 Dennis Bolden, ASU.....................................186 Derrick Jensen, UTA....................................233 Derrick Jensen, UTA....................................233 Larry Lawrence, ASU....................................254 Artie Shankle, MCN......................................202 Theron McClendon, MCN.............................237 Buford Jordan, MCN....................................205 Scotty Caldwell, UTA....................................212 Buford Jordan, MCN....................................211 Scotty Caldwell, UTA....................................231 Burton Murchison, LU..................................265 Tony Citizen, MCN.......................................197 Luther Turner, SHSU.....................................225 Bill Jones, TXST..........................................207 Larry Centers, SFA.......................................245 Reggie Rivers, TXST.....................................215 Roosevelt Potts, ULM...................................239 Greg Robinson, ULM....................................159 Irving Spikes, ULM.......................................246 Donald Wilkerson, TXST...............................302 Clarence Matthews, NWLA............................230 Claude Mathis, TXST....................................294 Claude Mathis, TXST....................................311 Jessie Burton, MCN.....................................197 Tony Taylor, NWLA.......................................263 Tony Taylor, NWLA.......................................302 Rondy Rogers, JSU.....................................212 Lee Davis, TXST..........................................173 Vick King, MCN...........................................210 Derrick Johnese, NWLA...............................153 Barrick Nealy, TXST.....................................159 D.D. Terry, SHSU..........................................215 Byron Lawrence, NWLA................................246 Toddrick Pendland, MCN..............................219 Brent Grimes, UCA.......................................200 Tim Flanders, SHSU.....................................172 Tim Flanders, SHSU.....................................298

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

Name, School..........................Att.-Cmp.-Int. Les Obie, TU.................................174-91-4 Les Obie, TU.................................269-130-19 Phil Primm, LU..............................202-102-9 Randy McCollum, LU.....................232-115-8 Jim Lindsey, AC............................396-204-19 Jim Lindsey, AC............................391-207-19 Jim Lindsey, AC............................369-198-20 Ken Lantrip, LTU............................221-119-12 Clint Longley, AC...........................332-161-21 Denny Duron, LTU.........................199-93- 8 Barry Pollard, ULL.........................169-75-13 Steve Haynes, LTU.........................104-66-6 Steve Haynes, LTU.........................216-120-11 Keith Thibodeaux, LTU....................260-137-17 Larry Haynes, LU...........................184-92-11 Larry Haynes, LU...........................398-231-18 Matt Dunigan, LTU.........................313-149-13 Fred Hessen, LU...........................366-180-16 John Holman, ULM........................462-218-16 David Brewer, LTU.........................329-161-21 Don Richards, MCN.......................217-112-9

Total Passing Yards

Yds. 487 598 607 890 1,220 841 1,131 961 906 968 654 1,191 1,266 1,119 1,039 853 1,175 1,267 1,216 1,007 929 1,547 1,088 1,085 876 1,165 1,145 1,103 1,011 1,563 1,569 1,384 1,593 1,595 1,037 1,441 1,506 1,417 778 1,240 1,094 1,057 1,328 1,377 1,431 1,222 948 1,644

TD 7 8 16 14 18 19 22 13 9 13 4 9 16 9 8 21 9 14 20 9 2

Avg. 4.3 5.4 4.5 5.1 4.5 4.1 4.8 4.5 5.9 5.1 4.4 6.4 5.9 4.8 4.1 4.2 5.0 6.2 5.7 4.8 4.0 5.8 5.5 4.8 4.2 4.8 5.3 4.6 6.4 6.4 5.2 6.0 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.0 6.7 4.6 5.9 7.2 6.6 6.2 5.6 6.5 6.1 5.5 5.5

GAvg. 48.7 66.5 67.5 89.0 122.0 105.2 125.7 106.8 90.6 96.8 81.8 108.3 115.1 101.7 94.5 94.7 106.8 115.2 110.5 125.9 92.9 140.6 98.9 98.6 79.6 105.9 105.9 100.3 91.9 142.1 142.6 125.8 144.8 145.0 115.2 131.0 136.9 128.8 78.8 112.7 91.2 75.5 132.8 125.2 130.1 101.8 94.8 109.6

Yds. 937 1,434 1,549 1,533 2,717 2,686 2,707 2,105 2,062 1,607 848 1,066 1,981 2,384 1,261 2,637 1,939 2,108 2,964 1,848 1,449

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Bubby Brister, ULM........................342-191-14 Scott Dieterich, MCN......................279-141-11 Stan Humphries, ULM....................338-176-15 Scott Davis, UNT...........................270-158-15 Todd Hammel, SFA........................401-238-13 Doug Pederson, ULM.....................341-190-14 Eric Acheson, MCN........................195-83-11 Wendal Lowrey, ULM.....................227-147-9 Robert Cobb, ULM.........................345-197-8 Mitch Maher, UNT..........................319-202-12 David Williams, TXST......................349-187-13 Tim Leger, MCN............................288-143-18 Blake Prejean, MCN.......................266-161-9 Brad Zeller, NICH...........................370-202-12 Chris Chaloupka, SHSU..................271-168-13 Slade Nagle, MCN.........................285-160-18 Josh McCown, SHSU.....................341-210-8 Scott Pendarvis, MCN.....................289-163-6 Barrick Nealy, TXST.......................473-240-17 Dustin Long, SHSU........................531-333-18 Barrick Nealy, TXST.......................363-208-9 Danny Southall, SFA.......................294-169-4 Nathan Brown, UCA.......................377-256-10 Jeremy Moses, SFA.......................598-352-20 Jeremy Moses, SFA.......................385-566-21 Jeremy Moses, SFA.......................336-550-7 Nathan Dick, UCA..........................258-402-9

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Name, School.......................................... TP Rush Les Obie, TU...............................................205 47 Les Obie, TU...............................................342 155 Phil Primm, LU............................................276 211 Mike Baylor, UTA.........................................307 177 Jim Lindsey, AC..........................................515 23 Jim Lindsey, AC..........................................450 -40 Jim Lindsey, AC..........................................440 -15 Ken Lantrip, LTU..........................................323 128 Clint Longley, AC.........................................409 160 Denny Duron, LTU.......................................260 56 Johnnie Thibodeaux, MCN............................268 319 Roy Henry, ULL...........................................230 301 Steve Haynes, LTU.......................................259 -112 Keith Thibodeaux, LTU..................................340 -59 Roy Dewalt, UTA.........................................316 841 Larry Haynes, LU.........................................449 -221 Matt Dunigan, LTU.......................................430 -73 Matt Dunigan, LTU.......................................425 54 Matt Dunigan, LTU.......................................527 113 Tim Langford, ASU......................................341 573 Don Richards, MCN.....................................330 158 Bubby Brister, ULM......................................425 -176 Scott Dieterich, MCN....................................344 -34 Stan Humphries, ULM..................................414 146 Scott Davis, UNT.........................................434 439 Todd Hammel, SFA......................................487 -92 Scott Davis, UNT.........................................462 643 Gilbert Price, TXST.......................................391 837 Mitch Maher, UNT........................................386 167 Robert Cobb, ULM.......................................373 -43 Mitch Maher, UNT........................................398 175 David Williams, TXST....................................390 -9 Tim Leger, MCN..........................................407 187 Montressa Kirby, JSU...................................490 101 Brad Zeller, NICH.........................................509 582 Chris Chaloupka, SHSU................................301 36 Slade Nagle, MCN.......................................298 -25 Josh McCown, SHSU...................................431 354 Scott Pendarvis, MCN...................................354 -65 Barrick Nealy, TXST.....................................606 261 Dustin Long, SHSU......................................576 -12 Barrick Nealy, TXST.....................................522 1,057 Danny Southall, SFA.....................................403 418 Nathan Brown, UCA.....................................438 132

Total Offense

17 9 18 12 34 9 1 16 29 25 18 15 13 13 21 15 29 11 21 39 21 8 26 41 40 34 32

Pass 937 1,434 1,549 1,384 2,717 2,686 2,707 2,105 2,062 1,607 1,221 1,135 1,981 2,384 870 2,637 1,939 1,898 2,843 1,156 1,449 2,880 2,031 2,622 2,409 3,915 1,550 954 2,090 3,008 3,015 2,395 2,361 2,816 2,367 2,503 1,983 2,884 2,050 3,129 4,588 2,875 1,877 2,084

2,880 2,031 2,622 2,409 3,915 2,152 975 2,190 3,008 2,840 2,395 2,361 2,420 2,367 2,503 1,983 2,884 2,050 2,608 3,277 2,875 1,877 3,084 4,026 4,124 3,998 3,275

Yds. 984 1,589 1,760 1,561 2,740 2,646 2,654 2,233 2,222 1,663 1,540 1,436 1,869 2,325 1,711 2,416 1,866 1,952 2,964 1,729 1,607 2,704 1,997 2,768 2,848 3,823 2,193 1,791 2,257 2,965 3,190 2,386 2,548 2,917 2,949 2,539 1,958 3,238 1,985 3,390 4,576 3,932 2,295 3,216


Yearly Individual Stat Trends

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Name, School.......................................Rec. Johnnie Jones, TU.........................................36 Truman Franks, TU.........................................73 Jackie Hall, TU..............................................40 Gerald Jumper, ASU.......................................47 Bill Lockey, AC..............................................66 Ronnie Vinson, AC.........................................82 Ronnie Vinson, AC.........................................60 Bill Hodge, TU...............................................50 Roger Carr, LTU.............................................40 Joe Browser, LU............................................38 Pat Tilley, LTU................................................29 Pat Tilley, LTU................................................53 Billy Ryckman, LTU........................................77 Rod Foppe, LTU............................................59 Scooter Spruiell, LTU......................................37 Howard Robinson, LU....................................59 Sam Choice, LU............................................34 Alfred Mask, LU............................................34 Leland Padgett, LTU.......................................34 Herbert Harris, LU..........................................61 Tag Rome, ULM............................................46 Karl Terrebonne, LTU......................................43 Joey Evans, ULM...........................................47 Keith Arbon, UTA...........................................54 Flip Johnson, MCN........................................62 Eric Tennessee, TXST.....................................49 Jackie Harris, ULM.........................................43 Cisco Richard, ULM.......................................61 Eric Wright, SFA............................................47 Eric Cox, ULM...............................................49 Vincent Brisby, ULM.......................................56 Blake Vincent, SHSU......................................46 David Brown, UNT.........................................63 Terence Davis, MCN.......................................46 Michael Pearce, SFA......................................53 Ronald Bonner, JSU.......................................61 Matt Dominguez, SHSU..................................57 Matt Dominguez, SHSU..................................66 Matt Dominguez, SHSU..................................44 Jonathon Cooper, SHSU.................................78 Jason Mathenia, SHSU...................................52 B.J. Sams, MCN............................................63 Jarrod Fuller, SHSU........................................99 Markee White, TXST.......................................56 Crawford Kilpatrick, SLU.................................47 Cameron Luke, TXST.....................................60 Duane Brooks, SFA........................................68 Duane Brooks, SFA......................................117 Cordell Roberson, SFA...................................61 J.J. Hayes, LU...............................................53

Year 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Name, School..................................... Rush Larry Lawrence, ASU.................................1,039 Rodney Smith, ULL......................................782 Theron McClendon, MCN..........................1,175 Buford Jordan, MCN.................................1,267 Scotty Caldwell, UTA.................................1,216 Bobby Craighead, ULM................................982 Simon Jordan, MCN.................................1,020 Burton Murchison, LU...............................1,547 Flip Johnson, MCN........................................74 Jeff Steele, ULM..........................................196 Jeff Steele, ULM..........................................114 Larry Centers, SFA....................................1,165 Reggie Rivers, TXST..................................1,145 Roosevelt Potts, ULM................................1,103

Receiving Yards

All-Purpose Yards

187 37 -68 108

Yds. 358 765 405 727 982 1,214 1,042 740 1,018 545 497 926 1,382 1,274 642 842 579 368 547 911 604 523 672 860 939 749 512 481 713 535 1,050 643 977 890 620 1,005 805 1,156 495 1,304 749 889 1,383 786 391 1,035 863 1,070 1,011 951

Rcv. 151 156 84 106 336 127 186 40 939 397 188 630 89 171

3,355 4,161 3,998 3,275

3,542 4,124 3,930 3,383

TD 2 3 0 0 9 9 9 4 5 3 4 6 10 5 4 12 4 3 2 7 4 1 4 3 7 4 2 1 10 0 9 1 11 13 1 8 6 13 4 17 2 7 8 5 3 12 4 6 16 8

CPG 3.6 7.3 4.4 5.2 6.6 8.2 5.5 5.0 3.6 3.8 3.6 5.3 7.0 5.4 4.1 5.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 5.6 4.2 3.9 4.3 4.9 5.6 4.9 6.1 5.6 5.2 4.5 5.6 4.2 5.7 4.2 4.8 5.6 5.2 6.0 4.4 7.1 4.7 5.3 7.1 4.3 4.3 5.4 6.8 9.0 5.1 4.8

Ret. 16 576 89 234 0 449 0 0 682 761 1,013 22 374 0

Yds. 1,206 1,514 1,348 1,607 1,552 1,558 1,206 1,587 1,695 1,354 1,315 1,817 1,608 1,274

1992 Roosevelt Potts, ULM................................1,004 262 0 1993 Irving Spikes, ULM....................................1,563 150 0 1994 Donald Wilkerson, TXST............................1,569 131 348 1995 Clarence Matthews, NWLA.........................1,384 194 699 1996 Claude Mathis, TXST.................................1,593 80 178 1997 Claude Mathis, TXST.................................1,595 42 162 1998 Jessie Burton, MCN..................................1,037 145 55 1999 KaRon Coleman, SFA...................................929 219 489 2000 Tony Taylor, NWLA....................................1,506 122 141 2001 Rondy Rogers, JSU..................................1,417 186 0 2002 Tony Tompkins, SFA.....................................688 255 852 2003 B.J. Sams, MCN..........................................299 889 815 2004 Tony Tompkins, SFA.......................................66 821 656 2005 Barrick Nealy, TXST..................................1,057 31 0 2006 D.D. Terry, SHSU.......................................1,328 237 0 2007 Jay Lucas, SLU........................................1,239 485 0 2008 Karrington Bush, TXST..............................1,065 210 1,055 2009 Vincent Pervis, SFA......................................919 177 455 2010 Gralyn Crawford, SFA.......................................5 981 286 2011 Tim Flanders, SHSU..................................1,644 414 0 All-Purpose Running statistics were not compiled prior to the 1978 season.

Year 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Scoring

Name, School..........................................TD Obert Logan, TU............................................11 Darrell LaFitte, LU............................................7 Steve Gankiewicz, ASU...................................13 Steve Gankiewicz, ASU.....................................9 Frank McGuigan, ASU....................................15 Ronnie Vinson, AC...........................................9 Skipper Butler, UTA..........................................0 Don Harr, AC.................................................13 Calvin Harrell, ASU.........................................13 Charles McDaniel, LTU...................................17 Glenn Berteau, LTU........................................11 Steve Burks, ASU..........................................18 Charles McDaniel, LTU...................................15 David Hines, ASU...........................................17 Arry Moody, LTU............................................17 John Roveto, ULL............................................0 George Yates, LTU.........................................10 Brian Happel, UTA...........................................0 Don Stump, MCN............................................0 Buford Jordan, MCN......................................18 Scotty Caldwell, UTA......................................13 Tony Whittington, MCN.....................................0 Rickey Jemison, ASU.....................................11 George Benyola, LTU.......................................0 Scott Roper, ASU.............................................0 Luther Turner, SHSU.......................................20 Keith Chapman, UNT........................................0 Tony Citizen, MCN.........................................15 Eric Wright, SFA............................................10 Todd Scott, TXST..........................................12 Greg Robinson, ULM......................................14 Jose Larios, MCN............................................0 Jose Larios, MCN............................................0 Clarence Matthews, NWLA..............................13 Terence Davis, MCN.......................................13 Claude Mathis, TXST......................................17 Shonz LaFrenz, MCN.......................................0 Jessie Burton, MCN.......................................19 KaRon Coleman, SFA.....................................16 Lawrence Tynes, TROY.....................................0 Jonathon Cooper, SHSU.................................17 John Marino, MCN...........................................0 John Marino, MCN...........................................0 Lance Garner, SHSU........................................0 Broderick Cole, NICH.....................................13 D.D. Terry, SHSU...........................................16 Jay Lucas, SLU.............................................15 Brent Grimes, UCA.........................................21 Toddrick Pendland, MCN................................19 Cordell Roberson, SFA...................................16 Tim Flanders, SHSU.......................................24

XP 0 2 0 0 2 2 23 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 24 0 40 33 2 2 19 0 23 33 0 37 2 4 0 0 32 30 0 0 0 37 0 2 36 0 52 45 57 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

FG 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 12 9 0 0 17 0 24 21 0 19 0 0 0 0 22 13 0 0 0 17 0 0 16 0 14 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1,266 1,713 2,048 2,277 1,851 1,799 1,237 1,637 1,769 1,603 1,795 2,003 1,543 1,088 1,565 1,724 2,330 1,551 2,207 2,058

Pts. 66 44 78 54 9 56 56 78 78 104 68 110 90 102 106 81 60 76 60 110 80 70 66 95 96 120 94 92 64 72 84 98 69 78 78 102 88 114 98 84 102 94 93 105 78 98 90 126 118 98 144

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Rhett Bomar, SHSU.....................................517 Jeremy Moses, SFA.....................................617 Jeremy Moses, SFA.....................................566 Nathan Dick, UCA........................................461

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First-Team All-Conference 1964

First Team – Quarterback: Lee Obie, TUBacks: Obert Logan, TU; Dennis Hagaman, AC; Mike Love, AC. Ends: Bill Pagano, ASU; Johnny Jones, TU; Linemen: Larry Cox, AC; Jack Hall, UTA; Anthony Gillory, LU; Dan Summers, ASU; Vernon McManus, LU.

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1965

Offense – Quarterback: Phil Primm, LU. Backs: Jackie Hall, Trinity; Harold LaFitte, LU; Mike Love, AC. Ends: Truman Franks, TU; Bill Kilgore, LU. Linemen: Larry Cox, AC; Ed Marcontell, LU; Ken LaJudice, UTA; Wade McLeod, AC; Dan Summers, ASU; Bob Utley, UTA. Defense – Linemen: Edwin Ckodre, TU; Dick Croxton, LU; Ken Ozee, UTA; H.K. Reeves, ASU. Linebackers: Mike Berta, ASU; Steve Jackson, UTA; Vernon McManus, LU. Backs: Mike Allman, LU; Tommy Young, AC; Jake David, Lamar; Dick Ritchey, ASU.

1966

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Offense – Quarterback: Phil Primm, LU; Donnie Witwiski, TU. Backs: Jackie Hall, TU; Terry Gwin, ASU; Tom Smiley, LU. Ends: Gerald Jumper, ASU; Johnny Fuller, LU. Linemen: Ken Riley, UTA; Ed Marcontell, LU; Bob Diem, UTA; Spergon Wynn, LU; Ron Worthen, ASU.

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Defense – Linemen: Melvin Witt, UTA; Dick Croxton, LU; Marvin Upshaw, TU; Ken Ozee, UTA. Linebackers: Bernard Erickson, AC; Billy Woodlee, TU; Danny Jones, LU. Backs: Dick Ritchey, ASU; Robert Willbanks, UTA; Jack David, LU; Mike Barnes, UTA.

1967

Offense – Quarterback: Ken Lantrip, LTU. Running Backs: Charles McDaniel, LTU; Calvin Harrell, ASU. Ends: Steve Lockhart, ASU; Erick Johnson, LTU. Linemen: Bill Keresztury, TU; Don Blair, ULL; Wayne Dorton, ASU; Louis Age, ULL; Phil Israel, LTU. Wide Receiver: Bill Hodge, TU Kicker: Joe Duran, ASU.

Defense – Linemen: Dick Croxton, LU; William Hines, TU; Marvin Upshaw, TU; Clovis Swinney, ASU. Linebackers: Richard Bjerke, LU; Bill Bergey, ASU; Fred Doerr, UTA. Backs: Robert Willbanks, UTA; Dick Ritchey, ASU; Bill Groberg, LU; Dean Bagley, AC. Punter: Kevin McClelland, ASU.

Defense – Linemen: Steve Majka, TU; Dave Muckensturm, ASU; Fred Dean, LTU; Gary Crockett, LU. Linebackers: Hiram Burleson, UTA; Butch Murray, ASU; Bruce Jackson, TU Backs: Steve Laidlaw, TU; Ernest Baptist, UTA; Patrick Gibbs, LU; Dennis Meyer, ASU. Punter: Mike Swinney, LTU.

1968

Offense – Quarterback: Jim Lindsey, AC. Backs: Frank McGuigan, ASU; Danny Griffin, UTA; Pat Holder, AC. Ends: Bill Lockey, AC; Dick Hill, UTA. Linemen: Bob Rash, AC; Jack Smith, ASU; Greg Bailey, UTA; Jim Anderson, TU; Dan Buckley, ASU. Kicker: Skipper Butler, UTA. Defense – Linemen: William Hines, TU; Gary Crane, ASU; Richard Cummings, LU; Clovis Swinney, ASU; Greg Lens, TU Linebackers: Bill Bergey, ASU; Chip Bennett, AC; Fred Gough, UTA. Backs: Jim Marcum, UTA; Mike Stamps, UTA; Benny Lansford, LU; Steve Struble, ASU. Punter: Ronnie Boyette, TU.

1969

Offense – Quarterback: Jim Lindsey, AC. Backs: Calvin Harrell, ASU; Marshall Walls, ASU; Danny Griffin, UTA; Pat Holder, AC. Ends: Ronnie Vinson, AC; Ronnie Gebauer, LU. Linemen: Don Morrison, UTA; Jack Smith, ASU; Bill Phillips, ASU; Mordie Marcontell, LU; Dan Buckley, ASU. Kicker: Skipper Butler, UTA. Defense – Linemen: Troy Patridge, UTA; Ken Roberts, AC; Clovis Swinney, ASU; Jack Kiser, AC; Gary Crockett, LU. Linebackers: Chip Bennett, AC; David Walls, ASU; Bruce Jackson, TU Backs: Mickey Eddleman, UTA; Kit Sommers, TU; Jerry Harvey, LU; Donnie Beshears, ASU. Punter: Skipper Butler, UTA.

1970

Offense – Quarterback: Jim Lindsey, AC. Backs: Calvin Harrell, ASU; Greg Oliver, Trinity; Don Harr, AC; Chet Douthit, ASU. Ends: Ronnie Vinson, AC; Steve Lockhart, ASU. Linemen: Bill Keresztury, TU; Wayne Walton, AC; Bill Phillips, ASU; David Smalley, AC; Bruce Jackson, TU Kicker: Bobby Gentry, ASU.

Vernon McManus, Lamar

1971

Offense – Quarterback: Mike Baylor, UTA. Backs: Tom Smiley, LU; Bill Kilgore, LU; Danny Griffin, UTA. Ends: Johnny Fuller, LU; Jimmy Thomas, UTA. Linemen: Bob Rash, AC; Ken Riley, UTA; Spergon Wynn, LU; Bob Diem, UTA; Ron Worthen, ASU; Darrell Mingle, LU. Kicker: Skipper Butler, UTA.

Defense – Linemen: Chip Marcum, AC; Dave Muckensturm, ASU; Jack Kiser, AC; Gary Crockett, LU; Jack Stite, AC. Linebackers: Phil Martin, AC; Gary Cleve, ASU; Bruce Jackson, TU Backs: Dennis Meyer, ASU; Ernest Baptist, UTA; Eddy Mendl, AC; Walter Huntley, TU Punter: James Hamilton, ASU.

1972

Offense – Quarterback: Denny Duron, LTU. Running Backs: Dexter Bussey, UTA; Dough Matthews, LU; Enos Hicks, MCN. Ends: Roger Carr, LTU; Joe Bowser, LU; Jack DeGrenier, UTA. Linemen: Pat Greer, LTU; Charles Cantrell, LU; Nate Allen, MCN; Don Blair, ULL; Sonny Kennedy, AC. Kicker: Rhea Coppedge, UTA. Defense – Linemen: Les Vogel, ULL; Dave Muckensturm, ASU; Fred Dean, LTU; Ken Jones, ASU. Linebackers: Hiram Burleson, UTA; Ken Williams, ULL; Joe McNeely, LTU. Backs: John Causey, LTU; Ernest Baptist, UTA; Rondy Colbert, LU; Billy Blakeman, MCN. Punter: Steve Burks, ASU.

1973

Offense – Quarterback: Denny Duron, LTU. Running Backs: David Mitchell, ASU; Dexter Bussey, UTA; Glen Berteau, LTU. Wide Receivers: Roger Carr, LTU; Joe Bowser, LU. Tight End: James Klipsch, ASU. Linemen: Pat Greer, LTU; James Files, MCN; Doug Lowery, ASU; Jerry Reiman, ASU; Russell Bates, LTU. Kicker: Jerry Pope, LTU. Defense – Linemen: Les Vogel, ULL; Leon Babineaux, LU; Fred Dean, LTU; Neal O’Brien, ULL. Linebackers: David Neustrom, ULL; Joe McNeely, LTU; Randy Battaglio, MCN. Backs: John Causey, LTU; Wenford Wilborn, LTU; Rondy Colbert, LU; Billy Blakeman, MCN. Punter: Jerry Pope, LTU.

1974

Offense – Quarterback: Johnnie Thibodeaux, MCN. Running Backs: Charles McDaniel, LTU; Willie Harris, ASU; Stan Winfrey, ASU. Wide Receivers: Pat Tilley, LTU; Ron Barnett, UTA. Tight End: Mike Barber, LTU. Linemen: John Manatt, ASU; Roy Waters, LTU; Keith Elliot, Lamar; Randy Crouch, LTU; James Files, MCN. Kicker: Jerry Pope, LTU. Defense – Linemen: Leon Babineaux, LU; Greg Griffin, MCN; Fred Dean, LTU; Dick Dixon, ASU; Donnie Davis, LU. Linebackers: Rickey Shirley, LTU; Mike Malham, ASU; Ronald Black, LU. Backs: Wenford Wilborn, LTU; Donald Hill, LU; Rondy Colbert, LU; Douglas Dutt, MCN. Punter: Jerry Pope, LTU.


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1979

Offense – Quarterback: Roy Dewalt, UTA. Running Backs: Artie Shankle, MCN; Rodney Smith, ULL. Wide Receivers: Howard Robinson, LU; Harry Price, MCN. Tight End: Alfred Mask, LU. Linemen: Victor Enard, LU; Ray Martin, MCN; Jerry Castor, ASU; Bill Harris, UTA; Jim Downing, MCN; Kevin Kogucz, UTA. Kicker: Don Stump, MCN.

Defense – Linemen: Jimmy Lisko, ASU; Robert Speer, ASU; Eddie Morgan, ASU; Dick Dixon, ASU; Rodney Bagley, LTU. Linebackers: Mike Malham, ASU; Jerry Muckensturm, ASU; G.A. Rodrigue, ULL. Backs: Ralph Phillips, MCN; Lloyd Walls,ASU; Donnie Perry, LTU; Preston Lanier, MCN. Punter: Dan Mullen, ASU.

Defense – Linemen: Johnny Robinson, LTU; Andre Young, LTU; Dale Thomas, ULL; Mike Matocha, UTA. Linebackers: Willie Thomas, UTA; Ron Smith, ASU; Kurt Phoenix, LU. Backs: Rodney Breaux, ULL; Zack Jones, LTU; Tim Harris, MCN; Tom Murphy, MCN. Punter: Don Stump, MCN.

1976

1980

Offense – Quarterback: Roy Henry, ULL. Running Backs: Leroy Harris, ASU; Bobby Wilson, MCN; Derrick Jensen, UTA. Wide Receiver: Billy Ryckman, LTU. Tight End: Brent Albright, UTA. Guards: Bob Beckner, UTA; David Smalls, UTA. Tackles: T.J. Humphreys, ASU; Joel Mullins, ASU. Center: Barry Kimble, MCN. Kicker: Rafael Septien, ULL.

Offense – Quarterback: Stephen Starring, MCN. Running Backs: Theron McClendon, MCN; Phillip Jessie, UTA. Wide Receivers: Leland Padgett, LTU; Sam Choice, LU. Tight End: Gary Lewis, UTA. Linemen: Bret Martin, MCN; Dennis Peoples, ULL; Tyronne Copper, ULL; Joey Gregory, MCN. Kicker: Don Stump, MCN.

Defense – Ends: Robert Speer, ASU; Keith Walker, ULL. Tackles: Donnie Davis, LU; David Fluke, UTA. Linebackers: Doug Fruge, MCN; Bob Rule, ULL; Willie Thomas, UTA. Cornerbacks: Charles Jefferson, MCN; Bill Bradshaw, UTA. Safeties: Roy Painter, ASU; Larry Anderson, LTU. Punter: Jerry Pope, LTU.

Defense – Linemen: Clay Carroll, MCN; Rusty Guilbeau, MCN; Johnny Robinson, LTU; Dale Thomas, ULL. Linebackers: Daryl Burckel, MCN; Bud McCluskey, UTA; Andre Young, LTU. Backs: Robert Davenport, MCN; Johnny Ray Smith, LU; Willie Allen, ULL; Lyn Bankston, LTU. Punter: Bruce Gartman, ASU.

Defense – Linemen: Matt Burnett, LU; Ronnie Paggett, LTU; Keith Walker, ULL; Dwight Carey, UTA. Linebackers: Jimmy Blackshire, LTU; Curley White, LTU; Willie Thomas, UTA. Backs: Clarence Wallace, LU; Larry Anderson, LTU; Donnie Perry, LTU; Ron Irving, ULL. Punter: Terry McFarland, MCN.

1978

Offense – Quarterback: Roy Dewalt, UTA. Running Backs: Larry Lawrence, ASU; George Yates, LTU. Wide Receivers: Scooter Spruiell, LTU; Richard Ellender, MCN. Tight End: Danny Garrison, ASU. Linemen: Dewey Wakefield, UTA; Victor Enard, LU; Ray Martin, MCN; C.J. Lottinger, LTU; Jerry Castor, ASU. Kicker: Doug Dobbs, ASU. Defense – Linemen: Ardis McCann, LTU; Ken Chenier, ULL; Johnny Robinson, LTU; Keith Cox, ASU. Linebackers: Jimmy Blackshire, LTU; Wesley Williams, ASU; Frank Bartley, ULL. Backs: Charles Jefferson, MCN; Ron Irving, ULL; Jean Dornier, LTU; Guy Davis, UTA. Punter: Joe Slayton, ASU.

1981

Offense – Quarterback: Stephen Starring, MCN. Running Backs: Buford Jordan, MCN; Maurice Carthon, ASU. Wide Receivers: Mark Brousse, MCN; Herbert Harris, LU. Tight End: Brent Anderson, ULL. Guards: Bret Martin, MCN; Danny Stout, UTA. Tackles: Roy Hinojosa, UTA; Lonnie Collins, MCN. Center: Mark Cannon, UTA. Kicker: Mike Marlow, LU. Defense – Ends: Rusty Guilbeau, MCN; Andy Martin, ULL. Tackles: Keith Pressley, UTA; Leveren Tillman, ASU. Noseguard: Joey Pender, LTU. Linebackers: Mike Morris, ASU; Tony Boles, LTU. Cornerbacks: Haywood Dejean, LTU; Leonard Smith, MCN. Free Safety: Andre Young, LTU. Strong Safety: Robert Davenport, MCN. Punter: Don Stump, MCN.

1982

Offense – Quarterback: Matt Dunigan, LTU. Running Backs: Burford Jordan, MCN; Scott Caldwell, UTA. Wide Receivers: Austin Kattenbraker, LTU; Tag Rome, ULM. Tight End: Bobby Craighead, ULM. Guards: Danny Stout, UTA; Bret Martin, MCN. Tackles: Lonnie Collins, MCN; Bruce Collie, UTA. Center: Arthur Christophe, ULM. Kicker: Roberto Dager, LTU. Defense – Ends: Trey Junkin, LTU; Terry Lee Williams, LU, Tackles: Brent Hargrove, UTA; Mike Nickel, LTU, Linebackers: Tony Boles, LTU; Mike Morris, ASU; Ricky Sanders, ULM, Cornerbacks: Leonard Smith, MCN; Rick Fishback, ASU, Free Safety: David Jones, LU, Strong Safety: Bruce Daigle, ULM, Punter: Bruce Gartman, ASU.

Stephen Starring, McNeese State

1983

Offense – Quarterback: Greg Carter, UNT. Running Backs: Buford Jordan, MCN; Scott Caldwell, UTA.Wide Receivers: Chris Tilley, LTU; Tag Rome, ULM. Tight End: Joey Evans, ULM. Guards: Mike Grantham, ULM; Dan Reeder, UNT. Tackles: Bruce Collie, UTA; Chris Weaver, ULM. Center: Mark Cannon, UTA. Kicker: Jesse Garcia, ULM. Defense – Ends: Ronnie Hickman, UNT; Barry Broussard, ULM. Tackles: Rayford Cooks, UNT; Benny Jones, ULM. Linebackers: Eugene Seale, LU; Doug Landry, LTU; Lester Harper, UNT. Cornerbacks: David Outley, ULM; Jerome Sims, ASU. Safeties: Bruce Daigle, ULM; Stacy Rayfield, UTA. Punter: John Starnes, UNT.

1984

Offense – Quarterback: Rodney Horn, ULM. Running Backs: Scott Caldwell, UTA; Simon Jordan, MCN. Wide Receivers: Rodney Clay, LU; Keith Ortego, MCN. Tight End: Joey Evans, ULM. Guards: Mike Grantham, ULM; Randy Barnhill, ASU. Tackles: Bruce Collie, UTA; Farrell Wilson, ASU. Center: Ed Troutt, ASU. Kicker: George Benyola, LTU. Defense – Ends: Walter Johnson, LTU; Marvin Neloms, ASU. Tackles: Donald Washington, LTU; Michael Cline, ASU. Linebackers: Doug Landry, LTU; Eugene Seale, LU; Ronnie Washington, ULM. Cornerbacks: Darrell Slater, ULM; Tim McKyer, UTA. Safeties: Jay Saad, UNT; Doyle Adams, LTU. Punter: John Starnes, UNT.

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1977

Offense – Quarterback: Keith Thibodeaux, LTU. Running Backs: John Henry White, LTU; Derrick Jensen, UTA; Kevin Bell, LU. Wide Receiver: Rod Foppe, LTU. Tight End: Larry McCartney, LTU. Linemen: Butch Cook, ASU; Hugh Crisp, ASU; Victor Enard, LU; Ken Bonnette, LTU; Dewey Wakefield, UTA. Kicker: John Roveto, ULL.

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Offense – Quarterback: David Hines, ASU. Running Backs: Leroy Harris, ASU; John Henry White, LTU. Wide Receivers: Pat Tilley, LTU, Ron Barnett, UTA. Tight End: Mike Barber, LTU. Linemen: Bob Beckner, UTA; Gerald Eddings, LTU; Ken Jones, ASU; T.J. Humphreys, ASU; James Files, MCN. Kicker: Rafael Septien, ULL.

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1985

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Offense – Quarterback: Bubby Brister, ULM. Running Backs: Burton Murchison, LU; Rickey Jemison, ASU. Wide Receivers: Chris Jones, ULM; Keith Arbon, UTA. Tight End: Lester Mills, LTU. Guards: Randy Barnhill, ASU; Scott Davis, ULM. Tackles: Ken Hetherington, LTU; Ray Brown, ASU. Center: Clint Hailey, UTA. Kicker: George Benyola, LTU.

Offense – Quarterback: Stan Humphries, ULM. Running Backs: Luther Turner, SHSU; Darrin Collins, UNT. Wide Receivers: Eric Tennessee, TXST; Mike Manzullo, ULM. Tight End: Ricky Eggleston, SHSU. Tackles: John Clement, ULM; Scott Bowles, UNT. Guards: Floyd George, SHSU; Dwight Poole, UNT. Center: Kendell Nelson. Kicker: Teddy Garcia, ULM.

1987

Defense – Ends: Greg Necaise, NWLA; Anthony Williams, ULM. Tackles: Michael Bankston, SHSU; Norman Amos, ULM. Linebackers: Andre Carron, NWLA; Rod Moon, ULM; Chad Coleman, TXST; Byron Gross, UNT. Cornerbacks: Kip Texada, MCN; Cedric Walker, SFA. Safeties: Mike Pierce, MCN; Ron Davis, NWLA. Punter: Paul Alsbury, TXST.

Defense – Ends: Walter Johnson, LTU; Marvin Neloms, ASU. Tackles: Michael Cline, ASU; Donald Washington, LTU. Nose Guard: Carter Ray Crawford, ASU. Linebackers: Doug Landry, LTU; Eugene Seale, LU. Cornerbacks: Tim McKyer, UTA; Greg Lee, ASU. Safeties: Doyle Adams, LTU; Mike Turner, ULM. Punter: Rickey Fernandez, LU.

Defense – Ends: John Kulakowski, NWLA; Gordon McFeders, UNT. Tackles: Claude Brumfield, ULM; Tom Middaugh, UNT. Linebackers: Lish Adams, SHSU; Brad Fulks, TXST; Eric Lokey, SFA. Cornerbacks: Kim Phillips, UNT; Richard Green, ULM. Safeties: Cyril Crutchfield, ULM; Billy Anderson, SHSU. Punter: Bron Beal, UNT.

Offense – Quarterback: Gilbert Price, TXST. Running Backs: Roosevelt Potts, ULM; Jarvis Lillie, NICH. Wide Receivers: Eric Cox, ULM; Vincent Brisby, ULM. Tight End: Bobby Smith, MCN. Offensive Linemen: Ervin Thomas, TXST; Rob Wallow, ULM; Murphy Yates, SHSU; Marcus Spears, NWLA; Blayne Rush, MCN. Kicker: Eric Roberts, MCN.

1986

1988

Offense – Quarterback: Dwane Brown, ASU. Running Backs: Rickey Jemison, ASU; Garlon Powell, LTU. Wide Receivers: Paddy Doyle, LTU; Flip Johnson, MCN. Tight End: Tommy Jackson, ULM. Tackles: John Suskie, ASU; Clayton Shoemaker, LTU. Guards: Randy Barnhill, ASU; John Lott, UNT. Center: Jim Wiseman, ASU. Kicker: Scott Roper, ASU.

Offense – Quarterback: Scott Davis, UNT. Running Backs: Larry Centers, SFA; Bill Jones, TXST. Wide Receivers: Marcus Camper, UNT, Floyd Turner, NWLA. Tight End: Jackie Harris, ULM. Tackles: Scott Bowles, UNT; Glenn Koch, MCN. Guards: Reggie Lawson, ULM; Zane Paschall, UNT. Center: Jeff Jackson, SFA. Kickers: Keith Chapman, UNT; Chuck Rawlinson, SFA.

Defense – Linemen: Marvin Neloms, ASU; Mike Minter, UNT; Charlie Fredrick, ASU; Will Johnson, ULM; Fred Barnes, ASU. Linebackers: Walter Johnson, LTU; Ed Fleming, UNT; Lance White, UNT. Cornerbacks: Greg Lee, ASU; Mike Adams, ASU. Safeties: Vincent Barnett, ASU; Mike Rhone, UNT. Punter: Bron Beal, UNT.

Defense – Ends: Keith Melcher, SFA; Andre Finley, SHSU. Tackles: David Gibbs, SFA; Rex Johnson, UNT. Linebackers: Eric Lokey, SFA; Lish Adams, SHSU; Leonard Parker, NWLA. Cornerbacks: Bruce Alexander, SFA; Kim Phillips, UNT. Safeties: Cyril Crutchfield, ULM; David Whitmore, SFA. Punter: Bron Beal, UNT.

1989

Offense – Quarterback: Todd Hammel, SFA. Running Backs: Larry Centers, SFA; Tony Citizen, MCN. Wide Receivers: Al Edwards, NWLA; Pat Jackson, SFA. Tight End: Jackie Harris, ULM. Tackles: Jeff Novak, TXST; Greg Bryant, SFA. Guards: Bo Alexander, SFA; Trent Lee, MCN. Center: Jeff Jackson, SFA. Kicker: Keith Chapman, UNT. Defense – Ends: Roderick Manning, UNT; Michael Bankston, SHSU. Tackles: Roderick Stansill, SFA; Mike Ober, SHSU. Linebackers: Andre Carron, NWLA; Byron Gross, UNT; Rod Moon, ULM. Cornerbacks: Randy Hilliard, NWLA; Kip Texada, MCN. Safeties: David Whitmore, SFA; Mike Pierce, MCN. Punter: Bart Bradley, SHSU.

1990

Offense – Quarterback: Scott Davis, UNT. Running Backs: Cisco Richard, ULM; Reggie Rivers, TXST. Wide Receivers: Eric Wright, SFA; John Tappin, NWLA. Tight End: Derrick Wright, SFA. Tackles: Scott Bowles, UNT; Jeff Kerby, SHSU. Guards: Reggie Lawson, ULM; Murphy Yates, SHSU. Center: John King, NWLA. Kicker: Eric Roberts, MCN.

Stan Humphries, Louisiana-Monroe

1991

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Michael Bankston, SHSU; Willie Lacy, SHSU; Matt Shepherd, ULM; Michael Walker, NICH. Linebackers: Andre Carron, NWLA; David Temple, SFA; Terry Irving, MCN. Cornerbacks: Cedric Walker, SFA; Adrian Hardy, NWLA. Safeties: Rod Woodard, TXST; Darryl Pounds, NICH. Punter: Pat Neck, MCN. Return Specialist: Maurice Williams, TXST.

1992

Offense – Quarterback: Wendal Lowrey, ULM. Running Backs: Greg Robinson, ULM; Roosevelt Potts, ULM. Wide Receivers: Vincent Brisby, ULM; Claude Stewart, SHSU. Tight End: Carlos Treadway, NWLA. Offensive Linemen: Marcus Spears, NWLA; Royce Nelson, NICH; Marty Posey, MCN; Vic Zordan, ULM; Spicer Sigman, TXST, Kicker: Ray Whitehead, TXST. Defense – Defensive Linemen: Eric Kidd, MCN; Matt Shepherd, ULM; James Folston, ULM; Dana Scott, MCN. Linebackers: Terry Irving, MCN; Bennie Bazley, ULM; Edward Moses, NWLA. Cornerbacks: Cedric Walker, SFA; Adrian Hardy, NWLA. Safeties: Darryl Pounds, NICH; Curtis Harrison, ULM. Punter: Pat Neck, MCN. Return Specialist: Darius Adams, NWLA.

1993

Offense – Quarterback: Robert Cobb, ULM. Running Backs: Irving Spikes, ULM; Charles Harris, SHSU. Wide Receivers: Stepfret Williams, ULM; Adam Henry, MCN. Tight End: Michael Warren, NWLA. Offensive Lineman: Marcus Spears, NWLA; Raymond Baptiste, ULM; Blayne Rush, MCN; John Barbee, ULM; Spicer Sigman, TXST. Kicker: Jose Larios, MCN. Defense – Defensive Lineman: Eric Kidd, MCN; James Folston, ULM; Dana Scott, MCN; Victor Carr, TXST. Linebackers: Terry Irving, MCN; Mike Everhart, SFA; Ed Moses, NWLA. Defensive Backs: Cedric Walker, SFA; Darryl Pounds, NICH; Lance Guidry, MCN; Zack Bronson, MCN. Punters: Pat Neck, MCN; Josh Farrell, SHSU. Return Specialist: Kevin Washington, ULM.


First-Team All-Conference Defense – Defensive Linemen: Eugene Garner, SFA; Reggie Lowe, TROY; Blair Bradley, MCN; Marcus Spriggs,TROY. Linebackers: Charles Ayro, MCN; Jeremiah Trotter, SFA; Shawn Stucky, TROY. Cornerbacks: Jermaine Jones, NWLA; Clifford Ivory, TROY. Safeties: Clyde Williams, MCN; Tony Maranto, NWLA. Punter: Chad Stanley, SFA. Return Specialist: Donnie Ashley, MCN.

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Chris Roberson, SFA; Dana Scott, MCN; Kavika Pittman, MCN; Elvin Massenburge, SHSU; Willis Hudson, UNT. Linebackers: Vincent Landrum, MCN; Willie Mitchell, SFA; Steve Readeaux, NWLA. Cornerbacks: Terrance Shaw, SFA; Clarence Wiggins, NICH. Safeties: Zack Bronson, MCN; Darryl Pounds, NICH. Punter: Brian Desselles, NICH. Return Specialist: Claude Mathis, TXST.

Offense – Quarterback: Montressa Kirby, JSU. Running Backs: Tony Taylor, NWLA; Jessie Burton, MCN. Wide Receivers: Matt Dominguez, SHSU; Joey Hamilton, JSU. Tight End: Pat Matthews, MCN. Offensive Linemen: Cleve Roberts, TROY; Reggie Nelson, MCN; Mike Funches, NWLA; Victor McKnight, SHSU; Jeremy Johnson, SFA. Place Kicker: Shonz LaFrenz, MCN.

1995

Offense – Quarterback: Kerry Joseph, MCN. Running Backs: Henry Fields, MCN; Clarence Matthews, NWLA. Wide Receivers: Terence Davis, MCN; Kevin Goodwin, SFA. Tight End: Kevin Pesak, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Lee Kirk, SFA; Marsh Buice, MCN; Joey Wylie, SFA; Darius Smith, SHSU; Jayson Hayes, NWLA. Kickers: Jose Larios, MCN; Brian Minton, SFA; Marcus Hajdik, SHSU.

1996

Offense – Quarterback: Tim Leger, MCN, Running Backs: Claude Mathis, TXST; Arrid Gregory, TROY. Wide Receivers: Patrick Palmer, NWLA; Chris Jefferson, SFA. Tight End: Kevin Pesak, SHSU. Offenisve Linemen: Greg Reynolds, NICH; Greg Studdard, SHSU; Adam Means, TXST; Scott Childers, TROY; Kerry Jenkins, TROY. Place Kicker: Adam Diel, NICH. Defense – Defensive Linemen: John Emery, NICH; David Carmona, SFA; Pratt Lyons, TROY; Stacy Murry, TROY. Linebackers: Dedrick Manigo, SHSU; Jeremiah Trotter, SFA; Willie Smith, TROY. Cornerbacks: Keith Thibodaux, NWLA; Demetric Shipman, TROY. Safety: Zack Bronson, MCN; Shane Black, TROY. Punter: Ryan Klaus, SHSU. Return Specialist: Chris Jefferson, SFA.

1997

Offense – Quarterback: Blake Prejean, MCN. Running Backs: Claude Mathis, TXST; Ronnie Powell, NWLA. Wide Receivers: Mikhael Ricks, SFA; Patrick Palmer, NWLA. Tight End: Kevin Pesak, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Reggie Nelson, MCN; Adam Means, TXST; Talton Russell, SFA; Archie Robinson, NWLA; Cleve Roberts, TROY. Place Kicker: Shonz LaFrenz, MCN.

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Marcus Spriggs, TROY; Robert Daniel, NWLA; Al Lucas, TROY; Robert Martin, NICH. Linebackers: Charles Ayro, MCN; Anthony Rabb,TROY; Murphy Edwards, NICH. Cornerbacks: Jermaine Jones, NWLA; Eric Sloan, TROY. Safeties: Tarius Davis, MCN; Mike Green, NWLA. Punter: Chad Stanley, SFA, Return Specialist: Eurosius Parker, JSU.

1999

Offense – Quarterback: Chris Chaloupka, SHSU. Running Backs: Tony Taylor, NWLA; KaRon Coleman, SFA. Wide Receivers: Matt Dominguez, SHSU; Joey Hamilton, JSU. Tight End: Pat Matthews, MCN. Offensive Linemen: Michael Moore, TROY; William Broussard, NWLA; David Walden, SFA; Wes Hines, MCN; Victor McKnight, SHSU. Place Kicker: Shonz LaFrenz, MCN.

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Clenton Ballard, TXST; Ahmad Willis, NWLA; Michael Adams, SFA; Kelvin Randall, SHSU. Linebackers: Brad Archie, MCN; Greg Pitts, TXST. Cornerbacks: Terrence McGee, NWLA; Chris Thompson, NICH. Safeties: Joe Judge, MCN; Keith Davis, SHSU; David Crocker, SFA. Punter: Richie Rhodes, JSU. Return Specialist: Terrence McGee, NWLA.

2002

Offense – Quarterback: Josh Son, NICH. Running Backs: Vick King, MCN; Derrick Johnese, NWLA. Full Back: Luke Lawton, MCN. Wide Receivers: Jermaine Martin, MCN; Anthony Dingle, SFA. Tight End: Jeff Hamilton, MCN. Offensive Linemen: Jason Davis, MCN; Greg Barnum, SFA; Deon White, JSU; Dwight Hudler, MCN; Matt Deroche, NICH. Place Kicker: John Marino, MCN. Defense – Defensive Linemen: Roy Locks, NWLA; B.J. McNutt, MCN; John Paul Jones, MCN; Ahmad Willis, NWLA. Linebackers: Roderick Royal, MCN; Ryan Garrison, MCN; Kurt Rodriguez, NWLA. Cornerbacks: Keith Smith, MCN; Chris Thompson, NICH. Safeties: Hadley Prince, MCN; Brent Hafford, SFA. Punter: Richie Rhodes, JSU. Return Specialist: LeJuan Walker, NICH.

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Al Lucas, TROY; Clint Bendele, TXST; Aaron Fields, TROY; Ben McClellan, TXST. Linebackers: Anthony Rabb, TROY; Wayne Cordova, MCN; C.J. Carroll, TXST. Cornerbacks: Eric Sloan, TROY; Darrick Vaughn, TXST. Safeties: Tarius Davis, MCN; Mike Green, NWLA. Punter: Rick Barrow, TXST. Return Specialist: KaRon Coleman, SFA.

2000

Offense – Quarterback: Brock Nutter, TROY. Running Backs: Tony Taylor, NWLA; Derrick Blaylock, SFA. Full Back: Thad Buttone, TROY. Wide Receivers: Matt Dominguez, SHSU; Jonathan Carter, TROY. Tight End:Keith Heinrich, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Wes Hines, MCN; Rod Cantu, MCN; Jeremy Sullivan, JSU; Blake Carruthers, TROY; Charles Thomas, TROY. Place Kicker: Lawrence Tynes, TROY. Defense – Defensive Linemen: Tim Betts, TROY; Jake Morrison, MCN; Clenton Ballard, TXST; Reginald Reddick, SHSU. Linebackers: Nick Colbert, TROY; Myron Coleman, TXST; Kurt Rodriguez, NWLA. Cornerbacks: Delvin Hughley, JSU; Terrence McGee, NWLA. Safeties: C.J. Carroll, TXST; Keith Davis, SHSU. Punter: Jeremy Thompson, NICH. Return Specialist: Terrence McGee, NWLA.

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Defense – Defensive Linemen: Kavika Pittman, MCN; Greg Bonvillian, MCN; James Kern, SFA; Curtis James, SFA. Linebackers: Vincent Landrum, MCN; Chad Reeves, MCN; Darnell Small, NICH; George Haynes, NWLA. Cornerbacks: Damon Gladney, MCN; Tim Denton, SHSU. Safeties: Zack Bronson, MCN; Damiyon Bell, SFA. Punter: Ryan Klaus, SHSU. Return Specialist: Claude Mathis, TXST.

1998

2001

Offense – Quarterback: Josh McCown, SHSU. Running Backs: Rondy Rogers, JSU; Jeremy Lofton, NWLA. Full Back: Colt Colletti, NICH. Wide Receivers: Jonathon Cooper, SHSU; Anthony Dingle, SFA. Tight End: Keith Heinrich, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Jeremy Sullivan, JSU; Gene Tennison, NWLA; Chase Denton, SHSU; Chuck Thompson, SFA; Doug Wheeler, TXST. Place Kicker: Justin Martinez, TXST.

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1994

Offense – Quarterback: Mitch Maher, UNT. Running Backs: Donald Wilkerson, TXST; Clarence Matthews, NWLA. Wide Receivers: David Brown, UNT; Chris Jefferson, SFA. Tight End: Luis Silva, UNT. Offensive Linemen: Ronald Cherry, MCN; John Rowland, TXST; Octus Polk, SFA; Michael LeBlanc, NICH; John Dippel, NWLA. Kicker: Adam Diel, NICH.

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2003

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Offense – Quarterback: Michael Williams, SFA. Running Backs: Vick King, MCN; Jason Godfrey, SHSU. Full Back: Luke Lawton, MCN. Wide Receivers: B.J. Sams, MCN; Tony Tompkins, SFA. Tight End: Kevin Landry, SFA. Offensive Linemen: Dwight Hudler, MCN; Steve Izevbizua, SHSU; Cody LeBlanc, MCN; Greg Buckley, NWLA; David Phillips, SFA. Place Kicker: John Marino, MCN.

Offense – Quarterback: Berrick Nealy, TXST. Running Backs: Joseph Tobias, NICH.; Stevie Smith, SHSU. Full Back: Boderick Cole, NICH. Wide Receivers: Felton Huggins, SLU; Markee White, TXST. Tight End: Corey Roberts, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Jacob Bender, NICH; Tom Keresztury, TXST; Luke Horder, TXST; Cody Strogner, NICH; Brian Booth, NWLA. Place Kicker: Stan Jones, TXST.

2005

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Larry Hart, UCA; Tim Knicky, SFA; Vaalyn Jackson, MCN; Chris Brown, SHSU. Linebackers: Allen Nelson, MCN; Jabara Williams, SFA. Defensive Backs: Lardarius Webb, NICH; Tommy Connors, SLU; Pieri Feazell, UCA; Wesley Eckles, NWLA; Anthony Eckles, NWLA. Punter: Patrick Dolan, NICH. Return Specialists: Lardarius Webb, NICH.

Defense – Defensive Linemen: John Paul Jones, MCN; Quintene Newhouse, NWLA; Troy Phipps, SHSU; Jerrell Zeno, MCN. Linebackers: Roderick Royal, MCN; Jamall Johnson, NWLA; T.J. Dibble, SHSU. Cornerbacks: Keith Smith, MCN; Chris Thompson, NICH. Safeties: Brent Hafford, SFA; David Crocker, SFA. Punter: Cory Elolf, TXST. Return Specialist: Chris Crawford, NICH.

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Tory Collins, NWLA; Fred Evans, TXST; Michael Young, NICH; Travis Upshaw, TXST. Linebackers: Cory Vavala, NICH.; David Simmons, TXST. Cornerbacks: David Pittman, NWLA; Walter Musgrove, TXST. Safeties: Russ Washington, NWLA; Keldrick Holman, SFA; Joe Olgletree, NICH. Punter: Cory Elolf, TXST. Return Specialist: Toby Zeigler, NWLA.

Offense – Quarterback: Derrick Fourroux, MCN. Running Backs: Toddrick Pendland, MCN; Brent Grimes, UCA. Fullback: Marlin Meeks, NICH. Wide Receivers: Duane Brooks, SFA; Jason Madkins, SHSU. Tight End: Wes Mangan, MCN. Offensive Linemen: D.J. Hall, TXST; Lane Freiwald, UCA; Hunter Schmidt, SHSU; Casey Richter, MCN; Karl Glimp, SFA. Place Kicker: Eddie Carmona, UCA.

2006

Defense – Defensive Linemen: Larry Hart, UCA; Tim Knicky, SFA; Desmund Lighten, MCN;Albert Smith, NWLA. Linebackers: Jabara Williams, SFA; Mark Newbill, SLU. Defensive Backs: Re’Keem Wilson, SLU; Pieri Feazell, UCA; Cory Barlow, SFA; Malcolm Bronson, MCN; Darrell Jenkins, MCN. Punter: Patrick Dolan, NICH. Return Specialist: Mishak Rivas, TXST.

2004

Offense – Quarterback: Dustin Long, SHSU. Running Backs: Derrick Johnese, NWLA; Colt Colletti, NICH. Full Back: Issa Banna, NWLA. Wide Receivers: Jarrod Fuller, SHSU; Jason Mathenia, SHSU. Tight End: Corey Roberts, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Steve Izevbizua, SHSU; Greg Buckley, NWLA; Chris Louvier, SHSU; Cody LeBlanc, MCN; Justin Brown, NWLA. Place Kicker: Lance Garner, SHSU. Defense – Defensive Linemen: Ed Queen, NWLA; Quintene Newhouse, NWLA; Fred Evans, TXST; Ryan Smith, SFA. Linebackers: Jamall Johnson, NWLA; David Simmons, TXST. Cornerbacks: David Pittman, NWLA; Mark Hughes, SHSU. Safeties: Russ Washington, NWLA; Paul Donelson, SHSU; David Willis, NICH. Punter: Cory Elolf, TXST. Return Specialist: Toby Zeigler, NWLA.

Offense – Quarterback: Danny Southall, SFA. Running Backs: D.D. Terry, SHSU; Louie Runnells, SFA. Full Back: Blake Burton,TXST. Wide Receivers: Steven Whitehead, MCN; Carlese Franklin, MCN. Tight End: Blake Martin, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Brent Pousson, MCN; Jacob Bender, NICH; Lance Hancock, SHSU; Donald Usry, SLU; Brandon Hale, SHSU. Place Kicker: Blake Bercegeay, MCN. Defense – Defensive Linemen: Bryan Smith, MCN; Ed Queen, NWLA; Tory Collins, NWLA; Kirby Joseph, MCN. Linebackers: Cory Vavala, NICH; Jeremy Castillo, TXST. Defensive Backs: Walter Musgrove, TXST; Russ Washington, NWLA; Keldrick Holman, SFA; Toney Edison, NICH; Jamelle Juneau, MCN. Punter: Chris MacDonald, TXST. Return Specialist: Steven Whitehead, MCN.

2007

Offense – Quarterback: Nathan Brown, UCA. Running Backs: Jay Lucas, SLU; Byron Lawrence, NWLA. Full Back: Broderick Cole, NICH. Wide Receivers: Carlese Franklin; MCN; Cameron Luke, TXST. Tight End: Blake Martin, SHSU. Offensive Linemen: Brandon Hale, SHSU; Demetress Bell, NWLA.; Eman Naghavi, MCN; Brad Gordon, UCA; Ben Gombossy, NICH. Place Kicker: Jeff Turner, SLU. Defense – Defensive Linemen: Bryan Smith, MCN; Taylor Scott, UCA; Vaalyn Jackson, MCN; Chris Brown, SHSU. Linebackers: Trey Bennett, MCN; Allen Nelson, MCN. Defensive Backs: Lardarius Webb, NICH; Kareem Moore, NICH; Tristan Jackson, UCA; Bryan Richmond, SHSU; Jonathan Walker, MCN. Punter: Chris MacDonald, TXST. Return Specialist: Tristan Jackson, UCA.

2008

Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin

Offense – Quarterback: Nathan Brown, UCA. Running Backs: Toddrick Pendland, MCN; Karrington Bush, TXST. Fullback: Blake Burton, TXST. Wide Receivers: Cameron Luke, TXST; Dominique Edison, SFA. Tight End: Marquez Branson, UCA. Offensive Linemen: Eman Naghavi, MCN; Kyle Link, MCN; Lane Freiwald, UCA; Jeff Bowen, TXST; Jeremy Ford, UCA. Place Kicker: Robert Weeks, NWLA.

2009

2010

Offense – Quarterback: Jeremy Moses, SFA. Running Backs: Tim Flanders, SHSU; Andre Anderson, MCN. Halfback: Gralyn Crawford, SFA. Wide Receivers: Cordell Roberson, SFA; Da’Marcus Griggs, TXST. Tight End: Corday Clark, MCN. Offensive Linemen: Michael Booker, NWLA; George Bias, SFA; Miguel Gauthreaux, MCN; D.J. Hall, TXST; Austin Emerson, UCA. Place Kicker: Josh Lewis, MCN. Defense – Defensive Linemen: Markell Carter, UCA; Kenneth Charles, SFA; Sean Warren, SFA; Desmund Lighten, MCN. Linebackers: Jabara Williams, SFA; Derek Rose, NWLA. Defensive Backs: Malcolm Bronson, MCN; Bobby Felder, NICH; Tommy Connors, SLU; Kenneth Jenkins, SHSU; Josh Aubrey, SFA. Punter: Patrick Dolan, NICH. Return Specialist: Gralyn Crawford, SFA.

2011

Offense – Quarterback: Nathan Dick, UCA. Running Backs: Tim Flanders, SHSU; Andre Anderson, MCN. Halfback: Richard Sincere, SHSU. Wide Receivers: Cordell Roberson, SFA; Simmie Yarborough, SLU. Tight End: Justin Aldredge, NWLA. Offensive Linemen: Travis Watson, SHSU; Chris Crockett, SHSU; Dominique Allen, UCA; George Bias, SFA; Alec Savoie, MCN. Place Kicker: John Shaughnessy, NWLA. Defense – Defensive Linemen: J.T. Cleveland, SHSU; Desmund Lighten, MCN; Jermayne Lett, UCA; Willie Jefferson, SFA. Linebackers: Will Henry, SHSU; Seth Allison, UCA. Defensive Backs: Darnell Taylor, SHSU; Malcolm Bronson, MCN; Bobby Felder, NICH; Kenneth Jenkins, SHSU; Darrell Jenkins, MCN. Punter: Cory Kemps, NICH. Return Specialist: Chika Madu, NICH.


First-Team All-Conference Two & Three-Time Selections Four-Time Selections

Three-Time Selections

McNeese State

Nate Allen, 1972; Andre Anderson, 2010, 11; Brad Archie, 2001; Donnie Ashley, 1997; Charles Ayro, 1997, 98; Mark Barousse, 1981; Randy Battaglio, 1973; Trey Bennett, 2007; Blake Bercegeay, 2006; Billy Blakeman, 1972, 73; Greg Bonvillian, 1995; Blair Bradley, 1997; Malcolm Bronson, 2009, 10; Zack Bronson, 1993, 94, 95, 96; Marsh Buice, 1995; Daryl Burckel, 1980; Jessie Burton, 1998; Rod Cantu, 2000; Clay Carroll, 1980; Ronald Cherry, 1994; Tony Citizen, 1989; Corday Clark, 2010; Lonnie Collins, 1980, 81, 82; Wayne Cordova, 1999; Robert Davenport, 1980, 81; Jason Davis, 2002; Tarius Davis, 1998, 99; Terence Davis, 1995; Jim Downing, 1979; Douglas Dutt, 1974; Richard Ellender, 1978; Henry Fields, 1995; James Files, 1973, 74, 75; Derrick Fourroux, 2009; Carlese Franklin, 2006, 07; Doug Fruge, 1976; Ryan Garrison, 2002; Miguel Gauthreaux, 2010; Damon Gladney, 1995; Joey Gregory, 1980; Greg Griffin, 1974; Lance Guidry, 1993; Rusty Guilbeau, 1980, 81; Jeff Hamilton, 2002; Tim Harris, 1979; Adam Henry, 1993; Enos Hicks, 1972; Wes Hines, 1999, 2000; Dwight Hudler, 2002, 03; Terry Irving, 1991, 92, 93; Vaalyn Jackson, 2007, 08; Charles Jefferson, 1976, 78; Darrell Jenkins, 2009, 11; Flip Johnson, 1986; John Paul Jones, 2002, 03; Buford Jordon, 1981, 82, 83; Simon Jordan, 1984; Kerry Joseph, 1995; Kirby Joseph, 2006; Joe Judge, 2001; Jamelle Juneau, 2006; Eric Kidd, 1992, 93; Barry Kimble, 1976; Vick King, 2002, 03; Glenn Koch, 1988; Shonz LaFrenz, 1997, 99; Vincent Landrum, 1994, 95; Preston Lanier, 1975; Jose Larios, 1993, 95; Luke Lawton, 2002, 03; Cody LeBlanc, 2003, 04; Trent Lee, 1989; Tim Leger, 1995; Desmund Lighten, 2009, 10, 11; Josh Lewis, 2010; Kyle Link, 2008; Wes Mangan, 2009; John Marino, 2002, 03; Ray Martin, 1978, 79; Bret Martin, 1980, 81, 82; Jermaine Martin, 2002; Pat Matthews, 1998, 99; Theron McClendon, 1980; Terry McFarland, 1977; B.J. McNutt, 2002; Jake Morrison, 2000; Tom Murphy, 1979; Eman Naghavi, 2007, 08; Pat Neck, 1991, 92, 93; Allen Nelson, 2007, 08; Reggie Nelson, 1997, 98; Keith Ortego, 1984; Toddrick Pendland, 2008, 09; Ralph Phillips, 1975; Mike Pierce, 1989, 90; Kavika Pittman, 1994, 95; Marty Posey, 1992; Brent Pousson, 2006; Blake Prejean, 1997; Harry Price, 1979; Hadley Prince, 2002; Chad Reeves, 1995; Casey Richter, 2009; Eric Roberts, 1990, 91; Roderick Royal, 2002, 03; Blayne Rush, 1991, 93; B.J. Sams, 2003; Alec Savoie, 2011; Dana Scott, 1992, 93, 94; Artie Shankle, 1979; Bryan Smith, 2006, 07; Bobby Smith, 1991; Keith Smith, 2002, 03; Leonard Smith, 1981, 82; Stephen Starring, 1980, 81; Don Stump, 1979, 80, 81; Kip Texada, 1989, 90; Johnnie Thibodeaux, 1974; Jonathan Walker, 2007; Michael Warren, 1993; Steven Whitehead, 2006; Clyde Williams, 1997; Bobby Wilson, 1976; Jerrell Zeno, 2003.

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Michael Bankston, Sam Houston State................................................. 1989-91 Ernest Baptist, UT Arlington................................................................. 1970-72 Randy Barnhill, Arkansas State............................................................ 1984-86 Bron Beal, North Texas....................................................................... 1986-88 Scott Bowles, North Texas......................................................... 1987-88, 1990 Malcolm Bronson, McNeese State....................................................... 2009-11 Skipper Butler, UT Arlington................................................................ 1967-69 Scotty Caldwell, UT Arlington............................................................... 1982-84 Andre Carron, Northwestern State........................................................ 1989-91 Rondy Colbert, Lamar........................................................................ 1972-74 Bruce Collie, UT Arlington................................................................... 1982-84 Lonnie Collins, McNeese State............................................................ 1980-82 Gary Crockett, Lamar......................................................................... 1969-71 Dick Croxton, Lamar.......................................................................... 1965-67 Patrick Dolan, Nicholls State................................................................ 2008-10 Matt Dominguez, Sam Houston State................................................... 1998-00 Cory Elolf, Texas State....................................................................... 2003-05 Victor Enard, Lamar........................................................................... 1977-79 James Files, McNeese State............................................................... 1973-75 Danny Griffin, UT Arlington.................................................................. 1967-69 Calvin Harrell, Arkansas State.............................................................. 1969-71 Terry Irving, McNeese State................................................................ 1991-93 Bruce Jackson, Trinity........................................................................ 1969-71 Walter Johnson, Louisiana Tech........................................................... 1984-86 Buford Jordan, McNeese State............................................................ 1981-83 Shonz LaFrenz, McNeese State........................................................... 1997-99 Doug Landry, Louisiana Tech............................................................... 1983-85 Desmund Lighten, McNeese State....................................................... 2009-11 Jim Lindsey, Abilene Christian............................................................. 1968-70 Bret Martin, McNeese State................................................................ 1980-82 Dave Muckensturm, Arkansas State..................................................... 1970-72 Pat Neck, McNeese State................................................................... 1991-93 Marvin Neloms, Arkansas State........................................................... 1984-86 Kevin Pesak, Sam Houston State......................................................... 1995-97 Jerry Pope, Louisiana Tech....................................................... 1973-74, 1976 Dick Ritchey, Arkansas State............................................................... 1965-67 Johnny Robinson, Louisiana Tech........................................................ 1978-80 Dana Scott, McNeese State................................................................ 1992-94 Eugene Seale, Lamar......................................................................... 1983-85 Marcus Spears, Northwestern State...................................................... 1991-93 Clovis Swinney, Arkansas State............................................................ 1967-69 Tony Taylor, Northwestern State.......................................................... 1998-00 Willie Thomas, UT Arlington....................................................... 1976-77, 1979 Chris Thompson, Nicholls State........................................................... 2001-03 Russ Washington, Northwestern State.................................................. 2004-06 Jabara Williams, Stephen F. Austin........................................................ 2008-10 Andre Young, Louisiana Tech.............................................................. 1979-81

Lamar

Mike Allman, 1965; Leon Babineaux, 1973, 74; Kevin Bell, 1977; Richard Bjerke, 1967; Ronald Black, 1974; Joe Bowser, 1972, 73; Matt Burnett, 1977; Charles Cantrell, 1972; Sam Choice, 1980; Rodney Clay, 1984; Rondy Colbert, 1972, 73, 74; Gary Crockett, 1969, 70, 71; Dick Croxton, 1965, 67; Richard Cummings, 1968; Jake David, 1965, 66; Donnie Davis, 1974, 76; Keith Elliot, 1974; Victor Enard, 1977, 78, 79; Rickey Fernandez, 1985; Johnny Fuller, 1966, 67; Ronnie Gebauer, 1969; Patrick Gibbs, 1971; Bill Groberg, 1967; Anthony Guillory, 1964; Herbert Harris, 1981; Jerry Harvey, 1969; Donald Hill, 1974; Danny Jones, 1966; Bill Kilgore, 1965, 67; David Jones, 1982; Harold Lafitte, 1965; Benny Lansford, 1968; Ed Marcontell, 1965, 66; Mordie Marcontell, 1969; Mike Marlow, 1981; Alfred Mask, 1979; Doug Matthews, 1972; Vernon McManus, 1964, 65; Darrell Mingle, 1967; Burton Murchison, 1985; Kurt Phoenix, 1979; Phil Primm, 1965, 66; Howard Robinson, 1979; Eugene Seale, 1983, 84, 85; Tom Smiley, 1966, 67; Johnny Ray Smith, 1980; Clarence Wallace, 1977; Terry Lee Williams, 1982; Spergon Wynn, 1966, 67.

History & Records

Zack Bronson, McNeese State............................................................ 1993-96 Fred Dean, Louisiana Tech.................................................................. 1971-74 Claude Mathis, Texas State................................................................. 1994-97 Darryl Pounds, Nicholls State............................................................... 1991-94 Cedric Walker, Stephen F. Austin.......................................................... 1990-93

Central Arkansas

Dominique Allen, 2011; Seth Allison, 2011; Nathan Brown, 2007, 08; Marquez Branson, 2008; Eddie Carmona, 2009; Markell Carter, 2010; Nathan Dick, 2011; Austin Emerson, 2010; Pieri Feazell, 2008, 09; Lane Friewald, 2008, 09; Jeremy Ford, 2008; Anthony Gambles, 2008; Brad Gordon, 2007; Brent Grimes, 2009; Larry Hart, 2008, 09; Tristian Jackson, 2007; Jermayne Lett, 2011; Taylor Scott, 2007.

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Nicholls State

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Jacob Bender, 2005, 06; Broderick Cole, 2005, 2007; Colt Colletti, 2001, 04; Chris Crawford, 2003; Matt Deroche, 2002; Brian Desseles, 1994; Adam Diel, 1994, 96; Patrick Dolan, 2008, 09, 10; Toney Edison, 2006; Murphy Edwards, 1998; John Emery, 1996; Bobby Felder, 2010, 11; Ben Gombossy, 2007; Cory Kemps, 2011; Michael LeBlanc, 1994; Jarvis Lillie, 1991; Chika Madu, 2011; Robert Martin, 1998; Marlin Meeks, 2009; Kareem Moore, 2007; Royce Nelson, 1992; Joe Ogletree, 2005; Darryl Pounds, 1991, 92, 93, 94; Greg Reynolds, 1996; Josh Son, 2002; Cody Stogner, 2005; Chris Thompson, 2001, 02, 03; Jeremy Thompson, 2000; Joseph Tobias, 2005; Cory Vavala, 2005, 06; LeJuan Walker, 2002; Michael Walker, 1991; Ladarius Webb, 2007, 08; Clarence Wiggins, 1994; David Willis, 2004; Michael Young, 2005.

Northwestern State

Darius Adams, 1992; Justin Aldredge, 2011; Issa Banna, 2004; Brian Booth, 2005; Demetress Bell, 2007; Michael Booker, 2010; William Broussard, 1999; Justin Brown, 2004; Greg Buckley, 2003, 04; Andre Carron, 1989, 90, 91; Tory Collins, 2005,06; Robert Daniel, 1998; Ron Davis, 1990; John Dippel, 1994; Wesley Eckles, 2008; Al Edwards, 1989; Mike Funches; Mike Green, 1998, 99; Adrian Hardy, 1991, 92; Jayson Hayes, 1995; George Haynes, 1995; Randy Hilliard, 1989; Jamall Johnson, 2003, 04; Derrick Johnese, 2002, 04; Jermaine Jones, 1997, 98; John King, 1990; John Kulakowski, 1987; Byron Lawrence, 2007; Roy Locks, 2002; Jeremy Lofton, 2001; Tony Maranto, 1997; Clarence Matthews, 1994, 95; Terrence McGee, 2000, 01; Edward Moses, 1992, 93; Greg Necaise, 1990; Quintene Newhouse, 2003, 04; Patrick Palmer, 1996, 97; Leonard Parker, 1988; David Pittman, 2004, 05; Ronnie Powell, 1997; Ed Queen, 2004,06 Steve Readeaux, 1994; Archie Robinson, 1997; Kurt Rodriguez, 2000, 02; Derek Rose, 2010; John Shaughnessy, 2011; Albert Smith, 2009; Marcus Spears, 1991, 92, 93; John Tappin, 1990; Tony Taylor, 1998, 99, 2000; Gene Tennison, 2001; Keith Thibodaux, 1996; Carlos Treadway, 1992; Floyd Turner, 1988; Russ Washington, 2004,05,06; Robert Weeks, 2008; Ahmad Willis, 2001, 02; Toby Zeigler, 2004, 05.

Sam Houston State

Lish Adams, 1987, 88; Billy Anderson, 1987; Michael Bankston, 1989, 90, 91; Bart Bradley, 1989; Chris Brown, 2007, 08; Chris Chaloupka, 1999; J.T. Cleveland, 2011; Jonathon Cooper, 2001; Chris Crockett, 2011; Keith Davis, 2000, 01; Chase Denton, 2001; Tim Denton, 1995; T.J. Dibble, 2003; Matt Dominguez, 1998, 99, 2000; Paul Donelson, 2004; Ricky Eggleston, 1987; Josh Farrell, 1993; Andre Finley, 1988; Tim Flanders, 2010, 11; Jarrod Fuller, 2004; Lance Garner, 2004; Floyd George, 1987; Jason Godfrey, 2003; Brandon Hale, 2006, 07; Lance Hancock, 2006; Marcus Hajdik, 1995; Charles Harris, 1993; Keith Heinrich, 2000, 01; Will Henry, 2011; Mark Hughes, 2004; Steve Izevbizua, 2003, 04; Kenneth Jenkins, 2010, 11; Jeff Kerby, 1990; Ryan Klaus, 1995, 96; Willie Lacy, 1991; Dustin Long, 2004; Chris Louvier, 2004; Jason Madkins, 2009; Dedrick Manigo, 1996; Blake Martin, 2006, 07; Elvin Massenburge, 1994; Jason Mathenis, 2004; Josh McCown, 2001; Victor McKnight, 1998, 99; Mike Ober, 1989; Kevin Pesak, 1995, 96, 97; Troy Phipps, 2003; Kelvin Randall, 2001; Reginald Reddick, 2000; Byron Richmond, 2007; Corey Roberts, 2004, 05; Hunter Schmidt, 2009; Richard Sincere, 2011; Darius Smith, 1995; Stevie Smith, 2005; Claude Stewart, 1992; Greg Studdard, 1996; Darnell Taylor, 2011; D.D. Terry, 2006; Luther Turner, 1987; Travis Watson, 2011; Murphy Yates, 1990, 91.

Southeastern Louisiana

Tommy Connors, 2008, 10; Felton Huggins, 2005; Jay Lucas, 2007; Mark Newbill, 2009; Jeff Turner, 2007; Donald Usry, 2006; Re’Keem Wilson, 2009; Simmie Yarborough, 2011.

Stephen F. Austin

Michael Adams, 2001; Bo Alexander, 1989; Bruce Alexander, 1988; Josh Aubrey, 2010; Cory Barlow, 2009; Greg Barnum, 2002; Damiyon Bell, 1995; George Bias, 2010, 11; Derrick Blaylock, 2000; Duane Brooks, 2009; Greg Bryant, 1989; David Carmona, 1996; Larry Centers, 1988, 89; Kenneth Charles, 2010; KaRon Coleman, 1999; Gralyn Crawford, 2010; David Crocker, 2001, 2003; Anthony Dingle, 2001, 02; Dominique Edison, 2008; Mike Everhart, 1993; Eugene Garner, 1997; David Gibbs, 1988; Karl Glimp, 2009; Kevin Goodwin, 1995; Brent Hafford, 2002, 03; Todd Hammel, 1989; Keldrick Holman, 2005,06; Jeff Jackson, 1988, 89; Pat Jackson, 1989; Curtis James, 1995; Chris Jefferson, 1994, 96; Willie Jefferson, 2011; Jeremy Johnson, 1998; James Kern, 1995; Lee Kirk, 1995; Tim Knicky, 2008-09; Kevin Landry, 2003; Eric Lokey, 1987, 88; Brian Minton, 1995; Willie Mitchell, 1994; Keith Melcher, 1988; Jeremy Moses, 2010; David Phillips, 2003; Octus Polk, 1994; Chuck Rawlinson, 1988; Mikhael Ricks, 1997; Chris Roberson, 1994; Cordell Roberson, 2010, 11; Louie Runnells, 2006; Talton Russell, 1997; Terrance Shaw, 1994; Ryan Smith, 2004; Chad Stanley, 1997, 98; Roderick Stansill, 1989; Danny Southall, 2006; David Temple, 1991; Tony Tompkins, 2003; Chuck Thompson, 2001; Jeremiah Trotter, 1996, 97; David Walden, 1999; Cedric Walker, 1990, 91, 92, 93; Sean Warren, 2010; David Whitmore, 1988, 89; Jabara Williams, 2008, 09, 10; Michael Williams, 2003; Derrick Wright, 1990; Eric Wright, 1990; Joey Wylie, 1995.

Former Members Abilene Christian

Dean Bagley, 1967; Chip Bennett, 1968, 69; Larry Cox, 1964, 65; Bernard Erickson, 1966; Dennis Hagaman, 1964; Don Harr, 1970; Pat Holder, 1968, 69; Sonny Kennedy, 1972; Jack Kiser, 1969, 70; Jim Lindsey, 1968, 69, 70; Bill Lockey, 1968; Mike Love, 1964, 65; Chip Marcum, 1970; Phil Martin, 1970; Wade McLeod, 1965; Eddy Mendl, 1970; Bob Rash, 1967, 68; Ken Roberts, 1969; David Smalley, 1970; Jack Stiles, 1970; Ronnie Vinson, 1969, 70; Wayne Walton, 1970; Tommy Young, 1965.

Arkansas State

Mike Adams, 1986; Fred Barnes, 1986; Vincent Barnett, 1986; Randy Barnhill, 1984, 85, 86; Bill Bergey, 1967, 68; Mike Berta, 1965; Donnie Beshears, 1969; Dennis Bolden, 1975; Dwane Brown, 1986; Ray Brown, 1985; Dan Buckley, 1968, 69; Steve Burks, 1972; Maurice Carthon, 1981; Jerry Castor, 1978, 79; Gary Cleve, 1970; Michael Cline, 1984, 85; Butch Cook, 1977; Keith Cox, 1978; Gary Crane, 1968; Carter Ray Crawford, 1985; Hugh Crisp, 1977; Dick Dixon, 1974, 75; Doug Dobbs, 1978; Wayne Dorton, 1971; Chet Douthit, 1970; Joe Duran, 1971; Rick Fishback, 1982; Charlie Fredrick, 1986; Danny Garrison, 1978; Bruce Gartman, 1980, 82; Bobby Gentry, 1970; Terry Gwin, 1966; James Hamilton, 1970; Calvin Harrell, 1969, 70, 71; Willie Harris, 1974; Leroy Harris, 1975, 76; David Hines, 1975; T.J. Humphreys, 1975, 76; Rickey Jemison, 1985, 86; Ken Jones, 1972, 75; Gerald Jumper, 1966; Jamie Klipsch, 1973; Larry Lawrence, 1978; Greg Lee, 1985, 86; Jimmy Lisko, 1975; Steve Lockhart, 1970, 71; Doug Lowery, 1973; Mike Malham, 1974, 75; John Manatt, 1974; Kevin McClelland, 1967; Frank McGuigan, 1968; Dennis Meyer, 1970, 71; David Mitchell, 1973; Eddie Morgan, 1975; Mike Morris, 1981, 82; Dave Muckensturm, 1970, 71, 72; Jerry Muckensturm, 1975; Dan Mullen, 1975; Joel Mullins, 1976; Verlon Murray, 1971; Marvin Neloms, 1984, 85, 86; Bill Pagano, 1964; Roy Painter, 1976; Bill Phillips, 1969, 70; H.K. Reeves, 1965; Jerry Reiman, 1973; Dick Ritchey, 1965, 66, 67; Scott Roper, 1986; Jerome Sims, 1983; Joe Slayton, 1978; Jack Smith, 1968, 69; Ron Smith, 1979; Robert Speer, 1975, 76; Steve Struble, 1968; Dan Summers, 1964, 65; John Suskie, 1986; Clovis Swinney, 1967, 68, 69; Leveren Tillman, 1981; Ed Troutt, 1984; David Walls, 1969; Marshall Walls, 1969; Lloyd Walls, 1975; Wesley Williams, 1978; Farrell Wilson, 1984; Stan Winfrey, 1974; Jim Wiseman, 1986; Ron Worthen, 1966, 67.

Jacksonville State

Joey Hamilton, 1998, 99; Delvin Hughley, 2000; Montressa Kirby, 1998; Eurosius Parker, 1998; Richie Rhodes, 2001, 02; Rondy Rogers, 2001; Jeremy Sullivan, 2000, 01; Deon White, 2002.


First-Team All-Conference Louisiana-Lafayette

Louis Age, 1971; Willie Allen, 1980; Brent Anderson, 1981; Frank Bartley, 1978; Don Blair, 1971, 72; Rodney Breaux, 1979; Ken Chenier, 1978; Tyronne Copper, 1980; Roy Henry, 1976; Ron Irving, 1977, 78; Andy Martin, 1981; David Neustrom, 1973; Neal O’Brien, 1973; Dennis Peoples, 1980; G.A. Rodrigue, 1975; John Roveto, 1977; Bob Rule, 1976; Rafael Septien, 1975, 76; Rodney Smith, 1979; Dale Thomas, 1979, 80; Les Vogel, 1972, 73; Keith Walker, 1976, 77; Ken Williams, 1972.

Louisiana Tech

North Texas

Bron Beal, 1986, 87, 88; Scott Bowles, 1987, 88, 90; David Brown, 1994; Marcus Camper, 1988; Greg Carter, 1983; Keith Chapman, 1988, 89; Darrin Collins, 1987; Rayford Cooks, 1983; Scott Davis, 1988, 90; Ed Fleming, 1986; Byron Gross, 1989, 90; Lester Harper, 1983; Ronnie Hickman, 1983; Willis Hudson, 1994; Rex Johnson, 1988; John Lott, 1986; Mitch Maher, 1994; Roderick Manning, 1989; Gordon McFeders, 1987; Tom Middaugh, 1987; Mike Minter, 1986; Kendell Nelson, 1987; Zane Paschall, 1988; Kim Phillips, 1987, 88; Dwight Poole, 1987; Dan Reeder, 1983; Mike Rhone, 1986; Jay Saad, 1984; Luis Silva, 1994; John Starnes, 1983, 84; Lance White, 1986.

Trinity

Jim Anderson, 1968; Ronnie Boyette, 1968; Edwin Ckodre, 1965; Truman Franks, 1965; Jackie Hall, 1965, 66; William Hines, 1967, 68; Bill Hodge, 1971; Walter Huntley, 1970; Bruce Jackson, 1969, 70, 71; Johnny Jones, 1964; Bill Keresztury, 1970, 71; Steve Laidlaw, 1971; Greg Lens, 1968; Overt Logan, 1964; Steve Majka, 1971; Les Obie, 1964; Greg Oliver, 1970; Kit Sommers, 1969; Marvin Upshaw, 1966, 67; Donnie Witwiski, 1966; Billy Woodlee, 1966.

Troy

Tim Betts, 2000; Shane Black, 1996; Thad Buttone, 2000; Blake Carruthers, 2000; Jonathan Carter, 2000; Scott Childers, 1996; Nick Colbert, 2000; Aaron Fields, 1999; Arrid Gregory, 1996; Kerry Jenkins, 1996; Clifford Ivory, 1997; Reggie Lowe, 1997; Al Lucas, 1998, 99; Pratt Lyons, 1996; Michael Moore, 1999; Stacy Murray, 1996; Brock Nutter, 2000; Anthony Rabb, 1998, 99; Cleve Roberts, 1997, 98; Demetric Shipman, 1996; Eric Sloan, 1998, 99; Willie Smith, 1996; Marcus Spriggs, 1997, 98; Shawn Stucky, 1997; Charles Thomas, 2000; Lawrence Tynes, 2000.

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Doyle Adams, 1984, 85; Larry Anderson, 1976, 77; Rodney Bagley, 1975; Lyn Bankston, 1980; Mike Barber, 1974, 75; Russell Bates, 1973; George Benyola, 1984, 85; Glen Berteau, 1973; Jimmy Blackshire, 1977, 78; Tony Boles, 1981, 82; Ken Bonnette, 1977; Roger Carr, 1972, 73; John Causey, 1972, 73; Randy Crouch, 1974; Roberto Dager, 1982; Fred Dean, 1971, 72, 73, 74; Haywood Dejean, 1981; Jean Dornier, 1978; Paddy Doyle, 1986; Matt Dunigan, 1982; Denny Duron, 1972, 73; Gerald Eddings, 1975; Rod Foppe, 1977; Pat Greer, 1972, 73; Ken Hetherington, 1985; Phil Israel, 1971; Erick Johnson, 1971; Walter Johnson, 1984, 85, 86; Zack Jones, 1979; Trey Junkin, 1982; Austin Kattenbraker, 1982; Doug Landry, 1983, 84, 85; Ken Lantrip, 1971; C.J. Lottinger, 1978; Ardis McCann, 1978; Larry McCartney, 1977; Charles McDaniel, 1971, 74; Joe McNeely, 1972, 73; Lester Mills, 1985; Mike Nickel, 1982; Leland Padgett, 1980; Ronnie Paggett, 1977; Joey Pender, 1981; Donnie Perry, 1975, 77; Jerry Pope, 1973, 74, 76; Garlon Powell, 1986; Johnny Robinson, 1978, 79, 80; Billy Ryckman, 1976; Rickey Shirley, 1974; Clayton Shoemaker, 1986; Scooter Spruiell, 1978; Mike Swinney, 1971; Keith Thibodeaux, 1977; Chris Tilley, 1983; Pat Tilley, 1974, 75; Roy Waters, 1974; Donald Washington, 1984, 85; John Henry White, 1975, 77; Curley White, 1977; Wenford Wilborn, 1973, 74; George Yates, 1978; Andre Young, 1979, 80, 81.

Texas State

Paul Alsbury, 1990; Clenton Ballard, 2000, 01; Rick Barrow, 1999; Clint Bendele, 1999; Jeff Bowen, 2008; Blake Burton, 2006, 08; Karrington Bush, 2008; Victor Carr, 1993; C.J. Carroll, 1999, 2000; Jeremy Castillo, 2006; Chad Coleman, 1990; Myron Coleman, 2000; Cory Elolf, 2003, 04, 05; Fred Evans, 2004, 05; Brad Fulks, 1987; Da’Marcus Griggs, 2010; D.J. Hall, 2009, 10; Like Horder, 2005; Bill Jones, 1988; Stan Jones, 2005; Tom Keresztury, 2005; Cameron Luke, 2007, 08; Chris MacDonald, 2006, 07; Justin Martinez, 2001; Claude Mathis, 1994, 95, 96, 97; Ben McClellan, 1999; Adam Means, 1996-97; Walter Musgrove, 2005,06; Berrick Nealy, 2005; Jeff Novak, 1989; Greg Pitts, 2001; Gilbert Price, 1991; Mishak Rivas, 2009; Reggie Rivers, 1990; John Rowland, 1994; Spicer Sigman, 1992, 93; David Simmons, 2004, 05; Eric Tennessee, 1987; Ervin Thomas, 1991; Travis Upshaw, 2005; Darrick Vaughn, 1999; Doug Wheeler, 2001; Markee White, 2005; Ray Whitehead, 1992; Donald Wilkerson, 1994; Maurice Williams, 1991; Rod Woodard, 1991.

History & Records

Louisiana-Monroe

Norman Amos, 1990; Raymond Baptiste, 1993; John Barbee, 1993; Bennie Bazley, 1992; Vincent Brisby, 1991, 92; Bubby Brister, 1985; Barry Broussard, 1983; Claude Brumfield, 1987; Arthur Christophe, 1982; John Clement, 1987; Robert Cobb, 1993; Eric Cox, 1991; Bobby Craighead, 1982; Cyril Crutchfield, 1987, 88; Bruce Daigle, 1982, 83; Scott Davis, 1985; Joey Evans, 1983, 84; James Folston, 1992, 93; Jesse Garcia, 1983; Teddy Garcia, 1987; Mike Grantham, 1983, 84; Richard Green, 1987; Jackie Harris, 1988, 89; Curtis Harrison, 1992; Rodney Horn, 1984; Stan Humphries, 1987; Tommy Jackson, 1986; Will Johnson, 1986; Benny Jones, 1983; Chris Jones, 1985; Reggie Lawson, 1988, 90; Wendal Lowrey, 1992; Mike Manzullo, 1987; Rod Moon, 1989, 90; David Outley, 1983; Roosevelt Potts, 1991, 92; Cisco Richard, 1990; Greg Robinson, 1992; Tag Rome, 1982, 83; Ricky Sanders, 1982; Matt Shepherd, 1991, 92; Darrell Slater, 1984; Darnell Small, 1995; Irving Spikes, 1993; Mike Turner, 1985; Rob Wallow, 1991; Kevin Washington, 1993; Ronnie Washington, 1984; Chris Weaver, 1983; Anthony Williams, 1990; Stepfret Williams, 1993; Vic Zordan, 1992.

UT Arlington

Brent Albright, 1976; Keith Arbon, 1985; Greg Bailey, 1968; Ernest Baptist, 1970, 71, 72; Mike Barnes, 1966; Ron Barnett, 1974-75; Mike Baylor, 1967; Bob Beckner, 1975, 76; Bill Bradshaw, 1976; Hiram Burleson, 1971, 72; Dexter Bussey, 1972, 73; Skipper Butler, 1967, 68, 69; Scotty Caldwell, 1982, 84; Mark Cannon, 1981, 83; Dwight Carey, 1977; Bruce Collie, 1982, 83, 84; Rhea Coppedge, 1972; Guy Davis, 1978; Jack DeGrenier, 1972; Roy Dewalt, 1978, 79; Bob Diem, 1966, 67; Fred Doerr, 1967; Mickey Eddleman, 1969; David Flake, 1976; Fred Gough, 1968; Danny Griffin, 1967, 68, 69; Clint Hailey, 1985; Jack Hall, 1964; Brent Hargrove, 1982; Bill Harris, 1979; Dick Hill, 1968; Roy Hinojosa, 1981; Steve Jackson, 1965; Derrick Jensen, 1976, 77; Phillip Jessie, 1980; Randy Johnson, 1981; Kevin Kogucz, 1979; Ken LaJudice, 1965; Gary Lewis, 1980; Jim Marcum, 1968; Mike Matocha, 1979; Bud McCluskey, 1980; Tim McKyer, 1984, 85; Don Morrison, 1969; Ken Ozee, 1965, 66; Troy Patridge, 1969; Keith Pressley, 1981; Stacy Rayfield, 1983; Ken Riley, 1966, 67; David Smalls, 1976; Mike Stamps, 1968; Danny Stout, 1981, 82; Jimmy Thomas, 1967; Willie Thomas, 1976, 77, 79; Bob Utley, 1965; Dewey Wakefield, 1977, 78; Robert Willbanks, 1966, 67; Melvin Witt, 1966.

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Total Victories

126

Coach, School Ron Randleman, SHSU* Sam Goodwin, NWLA* Bobby Keasler, MCN Maxie Lambright, LTU Vernon Glass, LU Pat Collins, ULM Larry Lacewell, ASU Bill Davidson, ASU Bennie Ellender, ASU Jack Doland, MCN

Years W-L-T 1987-04 100-100-3 1987-99 83-64-2 1990-98 78-34-0 1971-78 73-17-0 1964-75 58-64-0 1982-88 52-29-0 1979-86 51-42-0 1971-78 51-32-1 1964-70 50-14-4 1972-78 50-25-2

Intra-Conference Records Pct .500 .564 .696 .804 .476 .641 .548 .613 .765 .662

Wins Per Year

Coach, School Willie Fritz, SHSU Ernie Duplechin, MCN Larry Blakeney, TROY* Maxie Lambright, LTU Bobby Keasler, MCN Matt Viator, MCN^ Pat Collins, ULM Bennie Ellender, ASU Dave Roberts, ULM Jack Doland, MCN Tommy Tate, MCN A.L. Williams, LTU John Pearce, SFA Mike Santiago, SFA Sam Goodwin, NWLA*

Years 2010- 1979-81 1996-00 1971-78 1990-98 2006- 1982-88 1964-70 1989-93 1972-78 2000-06 1983-86 1992-98 1999-04 1987-99

W-L-T W/Yr 20-5-0 10.00 28-6-0 9.33 46-16-0 9.20 73-17-0 9.13 78-34-0 8.67 45-20-0 7.50 52-29-0 7.43 50-14-4 7.43 37-20-2 7.40 50-25-2 7.29 49-26-0 7.00 28-20-0 7.00 46-32-2 6.57 39-27-0 6.50 83-64-2 6.38

Win Percentage

Coach, School Years W-L-T Pct. Ernie Duplechin, MCN 1979-81 28-6-0 .814 Maxie Lambright, LTU 1971-78 73-17-0 .804 Willie Fritz, SHSU 2010- 20-5-0 .800 Bennie Ellender, ASU 1964-70 50-14-4 .765 Larry Blakeney, TROY* 1996-00 46-16-0 .742 Bobby Keasler, MCN 1990-98 78-34-0 .696 Matt Viator, MCN^ 2006- 45-20-0 .692 Jack Doland, MCN 1972-78 50-25-2 .662 Tommy Tate, MCN 2000-06 49-26-0 .653 Dave Roberts, ULM 1989-93 37-20-2 .644 Pat Collins, ULM 1982-88 52-29-0 .641 Clint Conque, UCA* 2007- 37-22-0 .627 Bill Davidson, ASU 1971-78 51-32-1 .613 Mike Santiago, SFA 1999-04 39-27-0 .591 John Pearce, SFA 1991-98 46-32-2 .588 *Only includes records during years as Southland member; ^Includes partial year in 2006 (eight games); Active coaches in bold.

Membership McNeese State Central Arkansas Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Lamar (1964-86) Nicholls State Southeastern Louisiana

Joined 1972 2007 1987 1987 1987 2011 1991 2005

W-L-T 151-79-7 23-12-0 84-74-2 82-74-3 78-79-2 38-78-2 41-93-1 13-34-0

Pct. .652 .657 .531 .525 .497 .331 .307 .277

Offense Pts. Avg. 5,825 24.6 1,126 32.2 3,777 23.6 4,248 26.7 3,885 24.4 1,717 14.6 2,963 22.0 1,134 24.1

Defense Pts. Avg. 4,581 19.3 855 24.4 3,485 21.8 3,825 24.1 4,016 25.3 2,715 23.0 4,008 29.7 1,487 31.6

Inactive Schools Troy Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Arkansas State Trinity UT Arlington North Texas Texas State Louisiana-Lafayette Abilene Christian Jacksonville State

Years 1996-00 1982-93 1971-86 1964-86 1964-71 1964-85 1983-94 1987-10 1971-81 1964-72 1997-02

W-L-T 25-9-0 50-21-2 57-24-2 62-44-5 17-16-0 52-52-2 36-36-2 60-91-1 18-33-4 11-26-1 12-28-0

Pct. .735 .708 .699 .581 .515 .500 .500 .398 .364 .303 .300

Pts. 888 1,153 1,744 2,214 597 2,065 1,675 3,562 802 651 894

Pts. 545 640 1,255 1,809 576 2,150 1,645 4,033 1,070 926 1,250

Avg. 26.1 15.8 21.0 19.9 18.1 19.5 22.6 23.4 14.6 17.1 22.4

Avg. 16.0 16.0 15.1 16.3 17.5 20.3 22.2 26.5 19.5 24.4 31.3

Non-Conference Records FBS1 FCS2 Non Division I 1975 17-13-1 .565 — — 1-0-0 1.000 1976 21-10-0 .677 — — 0-0-0 — 1977 19-16-1 .542 — — 2-0-0 1.000 1978 9-18-1 .339 5-2-0 .714 1-0-0 1.000 1979 13-12-2 .519 6-1-0 .857 2-0-0 1.000 1980 8-20-0 .286 4-2-0 .667 3-0-0 1.000 1981 11-18-0 .379 3-1-0 .750 1-2-0 .333 1982 3-19-1 .152 12-5-0 .706 4-1-0 .800 1983 5-11-1 .324 10-7-0 .588 2-0-0 1.000 1984 3-10-0 .231 17-6-0 .739 3-2-0 .600 1985 4-8-0 .333 15-5-0 .750 2-3-0 .400 1986 4-9-1 .321 11-9-1 .548 3-1-0 .750 1987 1-8-0 .111 19-10-1 .650 4-1-0 .800 1988 3-5-0 .375 18-10-0 .643 4-0-0 1.000 1989 0-5-0 .000 13-12-0 .520 3-2-0 .600 1990 1-6-0 .143 7-16-0 .304 4-2-0 .667 1991 2-3-0 .400 8-12- 2 .409 7-1-0 .875 1992 1-5-0 .167 11-9-0 .550 7-3-0 .700 1993 1-3-0 .250 11-14-0 .440 5-1-0 .833 1994 0-4-0 .000 16-10-1 .611 7-0-0 1.000 1995 1-1-0 .500 16-14-0 .533 6-1-0 .857 1996 2-4-0 .333 15-10-0 .600 7-1-0 .875 1997 0-4-0 .000 12-7-0 .632 7-1-0 .875 1998 1-5-0 .167 13-9-0 .591 7-1-0 .875 1999 2-7-0 .222 3-14-0 .176 8-0-0 1.000 2000 5-4-0 .556 8-9-0 .471 7-0-0 1.000 2001 4-8-0 .333 13-8-0 .619 6-0-0 1.000 2002 1-6-0 .143 20-8-0 .714 6-0-0 1.000 2003 ­ 2-7-0 .222 11-11-0 .500 6-2-0 .750 2004 ­ 0-2-0 .000 19-13-0 .594 5-0-0 1.000 2005 1-7-0 .125 12-7-0 .632 5-0-0 1.000 2006 0-15-0 .000 5-6-0 .454 6-3-0 .667 2007 2-8-0 .200 5-8-0 .385 6-3-0 .667 2008 0-9-0 .000 10-5-0 .667 10-0-0 1.000 2009 1-10-0 .091 8-9-0 .471 8-0-0 1.000 2010 0-11-0 .000 11-7-0 .611 4-0-0 1.000 2011 1-11-0 .083 12-7-0 .632 7-0-0 1.000 1 includes Independence Bowl games; 2includes FCS playoff games.

Total 18-13-1 578 21-10-0 .677 21-16-1 .566 15-20-1 .431 21-13-2 .611 15-22-0 .405 15-21-0 .417 19-25-1 .433 17-18-1 .486 23-18-0 .561 21-16-0 .568 18-19-2 .487 24-19-1 .557 25-15-0 .625 16-19-0 .457 12-24-0 .333 17-16-2 .514 19-17-0 .528 17-18-0 .486 23-14-1 .618 23-16-0 .590 24-15-0 .615 19-12-0 .613 21-15-0 .583 13-21-0 .382 20-13-0 .606 23-16-0 .590 27-14-0 .659 19-20-0 .487 24-15-0 .615 18-14-0 .563 11-21-0 .344 13-19-0 .406 20-14-0 .588 17-19-0 .472 15-18-0 .455 20-18-0 .526


All-Time Standings

Lamar UT Arlington Trinity Abilene Christian Arkansas State

UT Arlington Lamar Arkansas State Trinity Abilene Christian

Arkansas State1 UT Arlington Trinity Abilene Christian Lamar 1 includes loss in Pecan Bowl.

Arkansas State1 Abilene Christian UT Arlington Trinity Lamar 1 includes win in Pecan Bowl.

W 3 2 2 1 0

W 3 2 2 2 1

Southland L T Pct. 1 0 .750 2 0 .500 2 0 .500 2 0 .500 3 0 .250

W 3 3 2 2 0

Southland L T Pct. 1 0 .750 1 0 .750 2 0 .500 2 0 .500 4 0 .000

W 4 3 2 1 0

Southland L T Pct. 0 0 1.000 1 0 .750 2 0 .500 3 0 .250 4 0 .000

W 3 3 2 1 0

Southland L T Pct. 0 1 .875 1 0 .750 2 0 .500 2 1 .375 4 0 .000

W 6 7 3 5 3

Arkansas State1 Abilene Christian Trinity Lamar UT Arlington 1 includes win in Pecan Bowl.

W 6 6 4 4 6

All Games L T Pct. 4 0 .600 3 0 .667 5 1 .450 5 0 .444 3 0 .667

W 6 6 7 5 4

All Games L T Pct. 4 0 .600 4 0 .600 2 0 .778 4 0 .556 6 0 .400

Southland W L T Pct. Louisiana Tech1 4 1 0 .800 Trinity 4 1 0 .800 Lamar 4 1 0 .800 La.-Lafayette 2 2 1 .500 Arkansas State 1 3 1 .300 Abilene Christian 1 4 0 .200 UT Arlington 1 4 0 .200 1 includes win in Pioneer Bowl.

W 10 7 4 3 3

All Games L T Pct. 1 0 .909 3 0 .700 5 0 .444 7 0 .300 6 0 .333

1965

1966

1967

1968

All Games W L T Pct. 7 3 1 .682 6 4 0 .600 5 4 0 .556 4 5 1 .421 0 10 0 .000

1969

W 4 2 2 2 0

Southland L T Pct. 0 0 1000 2 0 .500 2 0 .500 2 0 .500 4 0 .000

1970

All Games L T Pct. 2 1 .723 0 2 .889 7 0 .300 5 0 .500 6 1 .350

W 8 8 5 4 3

All Games L T Pct. 1 1 .850 2 0 .800 5 0 .500 6 0 .400 7 0 .300

W 4 3 2 1 0

Southland L T Pct. 0 0 1000 1 0 .750 2 0 .500 3 0 .250 4 0 .000

All Games W L T Pct. 11 0 0 1000 9 2 0 .818 5 6 0 .455 3 7 0 .300 0 10 0 .000

1971

W 9 8 5 5 4 5 2

All Games L T Pct. 2 0 .818 2 0 .800 6 0 .455 4 1 .550 4 1 .500 5 0 .500 9 0 .182

W 12 5 8 8 5 4 3

All Games L T Pct. 0 0 1000 6 0 .455 3 0 .728 3 0 .728 6 0 .455 7 0 .364 8 0 .273

1972

Southland W L T Pct. 5 0 0 1000 Louisiana Tech1 UT Arlington 4 1 0 .800 McNeese State 3 2 0 .600 Lamar 3 2 0 .600 La.-Lafayette 1 4 0 .200 Arkansas State 1 4 0 .200 Abilene Christian 1 4 0 .200 1 includes win in Grantland Rice Bowl.

1973

Southland W L T Pct. 5 0 0 1000 Louisiana Tech1 Arkansas State 3 2 0 .600 Lamar 3 2 0 .600 McNeese State 2 3 0 .400 UT Arlington 2 3 0 .400 La.-Lafayette 0 5 0 .000 1 includes 3-0 record in Division II playoffs.

1974

Southland W L T Pct. Louisiana Tech1 5 0 0 1000 Lamar 4 1 0 .800 Arkansas State 3 2 0 .600 McNeese State 2 3 9 .499 UT Arlington 1 4 0 .200 La.-Lafayette 0 5 0 .000 1 includes 1-1 record in Division II playoffs.

All Games W L T Pct. 12 1 0 .923 7 3 0 .700 5 5 0 .500 7 3 0 .700 4 6 0 .400 0 10 0 .000

All Games W L T Pct. 11 1 0 .971 8 2 0 .800 7 3 0 .700 6 4 1 .591 1 10 0 .091 2 9 0 .182

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UT Arlington1 Lamar Arkansas State Trinity Abilene Christian 1 includes win in Pecan Bowl.

1964

Southland L T Pct. 0 1 .875 0 2 .750 2 0 .500 3 0 .250 3 1 .125

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Lamar1 Arkansas State Trinity Abilene Christian UT Arlington 1 includes loss in Pecan Bowl.

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All-Time Standings Arkansas State Louisiana Tech McNeese State La.-Lafayette UT Arlington Lamar

1975

W 5 4 3 2 1 0

Southland L T Pct. 0 0 1000 1 0 .800 2 0 .600 3 0 .400 4 0 .200 5 0 .000

All Games W L T Pct. 11 0 0 1.000 8 2 0 .800 7 4 0 .636 6 5 0 .545 4 7 0 .364 1 10 0 .091

1976

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. McNeese State1 4 1 0 .800 10 2 0 .833 La.-Lafayette2 4 1 0 .800 7 4 0 .636 UT Arlington 3 2 0 .600 5 6 0 .455 Louisiana Tech 2 3 0 .400 6 5 0 .545 Arkansas State 2 3 0 .400 5 6 0 .455 Lamar 0 5 0 .000 2 9 0 .182 1 includes win in Independence Bowl; 2forfeited two regular-season wins.

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1980

Southland W L T Pct. McNeese State1 5 0 0 1000 La.-Lafayette 4 1 0 .800 UT Arlington 3 2 0 .600 Louisiana Tech 2 3 0 .400 Lamar 1 4 0 .200 Arkansas State 0 5 0 .000 1 includes loss in Independence Bowl.

Southland W L T Pct. Louisiana Tech1 4 0 1 .900 La.-Lafayette 2 1 2 .600 UT Arlington 3 2 0 .600 Arkansas State 2 3 0 .400 McNeese State 1 3 1 .300 Lamar 1 4 0 .200 1 includes win in Independence Bowl.

W 9 6 5 7 5 2

All Games L T Pct. 1 2 .833 4 2 .583 6 0 .455 4 0 .636 5 1 .500 9 0 .182

W 6 7 5 7 3 2

All Games L T Pct. 5 0 .545 4 0 .636 6 0 .455 4 0 .636 8 0 .273 8 1 .227

1978

Southland W L T Pct. Louisiana Tech1 4 1 0 .800 Arkansas State 4 1 0 .800 UT Arlington 3 2 0 .600 McNeese State 2 3 0 .400 La.-Lafayette 2 3 0 .400 Lamar 0 5 0 .000 1 includes loss in Independence Bowl.

1979

Southland W L T Pct. W McNeese State1 5 0 0 1000 11 UT Arlington 4 1 0 .800 9 Lamar 3 2 0 .600 6 La.-Lafayette 1 4 0 .200 4 Arkansas State 1 4 0 .200 4 2 Louisiana Tech 1 4 0 .200 3 1 includes loss in Independence Bowl; 2includes one win by forfeit.

All Games L T Pct. 1 0 .917 2 0 .818 3 2 .636 7 0 .364 7 0 .364 8 0 .273

UT Arlington McNeese State Arkansas State Louisiana Tech Lamar La.-Lafayette

W 10 7 3 5 3 2

All Games L T Pct. 2 0 .833 4 0 .636 8 0 .273 6 0 .455 8 0 .273 9 0 .182

W 6 7 6 4 4 1

All Games L T Pct. 5 0 .545 3 1 .682 5 0 .545 6 1 .409 6 1 .409 9 1 .136

W 10 8 5 4 4 3 2

All Games L T Pct. 3 0 .769 3 0 .727 6 0 .455 6 1 .409 7 0 .364 8 0 .273 9 0 .182

W 8 8 6 5 5 4 2

All Games L T Pct. 4 0 .667 3 0 .727 5 0 .545 5 1 .500 6 0 .455 7 0 .364 9 0 .192

1981

W 4 3 3 2 1 0

Southland L T Pct. 1 0 .800 1 1 .700 2 0 .600 2 1 .500 3 1 .300 4 1 .100

1982

Southland W L T Pct. Louisiana Tech1 5 0 0 1000 Louisiana-Monroe 4 1 0 .800 Arkansas State 2 3 0 .400 McNeese State 2 3 0 .400 Lamar 1 4 0 .200 UT Arlington 1 4 0 .200 North Texas 0 0 0 — 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1983

Southland W L T Pct. 5 1 0 .833 North Texas1 Louisiana-Monroe 5 1 0 .833 McNeese State 3 3 0 .500 Arkansas State 3 3 0 .500 UT Arlington 2 4 0 .333 Louisiana Tech 2 4 0 .333 Lamar 1 5 0 .183 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1984

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Louisiana Tech1 5 1 0 .833 10 5 0 .667 Arkansas State2 4 1 1 .750 8 4 1 .654 UT Arlington 4 2 0 .667 7 4 0 .636 Louisiana-Monroe 3 3 0 .500 7 4 0 .636 McNeese State 2 3 1 .417 7 3 1 .682 Lamar 1 5 0 .167 2 9 0 .192 North Texas 1 5 0 .167 2 9 0 .192 1 includes 3-1 record in Division FCS playoffs; 2includes 1-1 record in Division FCS playoffs.


All-Time Standings 1985

W 9 8 6 6 4 4 3

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Louisiana-Monroe1 5 1 0 .833 7 5 0 .583 McNeese State 4 2 0 .667 5 6 0 .455 Texas State 3 3 0 .500 6 5 0 .545 Northwestern State 3 3 0 .500 5 6 0 .455 Sam Houston State 3 3 0 .500 4 7 0 .364 North Texas 2 4 0 .333 6 5 0 .545 Stephen F. Austin2 1 5 0 .167 1 10 0 .091 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes forfeit of one regular-season game.

W 12 6 6 5 2 2

All Games L T Pct. 2 1 .833 4 0 .600 4 1 .591 6 0 .456 9 0 .222 9 0 .222

Southland W L T Pct. McNeese State1 4 1 2 .714 Sam Houston State1 5 2 0 .714 Louisiana-Monroe 4 2 1 .643 Texas State 4 3 0 .571 Northwestern State 4 3 0 .571 Nicholls State 2 5 0 .286 North Texas 2 5 0 .286 Stephen F. Austin 1 5 1 .214 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1986

Southland W L T Pct. Arkansas State1 5 0 0 1.000 North Texas 3 2 0 .600 Louisiana Tech 3 2 0 .600 Louisiana-Monroe 3 2 0 .600 McNeese State 1 4 0 .200 Lamar 0 5 0 .000 1 includes 3-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1987

1988

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Northwestern State1 6 0 0 1.000 10 3 0 .769 Stephen F. Austin1 5 1 0 .833 10 3 0 .769 North Texas2 4 2 0 .667 8 4 0 .667 McNeese State 3 3 0 .500 6 5 0 .545 Louisiana-Monroe 2 4 0 .333 5 6 0 .455 Texas State 1 5 0 .167 4 7 0 .364 Sam Houston State 0 6 0 .000 3 8 0 .273 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1989

W 12 4 5 4 5 5 3

All Games L T Pct. 2 1 .833 5 2 .455 6 0 .454 6 1 .409 6 0 .454 6 0 .454 8 0 .272

1991

W 6 8 7 7 6 4 3 2

All Games L T Pct. 4 2 .583 3 1 .708 3 1 .682 4 0 .636 5 0 .545 7 0 .364 7 1 .318 8 1 .227

W 10 9 7 6 4 5 3 1

All Games L T Pct. 3 0 .769 4 0 .692 4 0 .636 3 2 .636 7 0 .363 5 1 .500 8 0 .273 9 1 .136

1992

Southland W L T Pct. Louisiana-Monroe1 7 0 0 1.000 McNeese State1 6 1 0 .857 Northwestern State 4 3 0 .571 Sam Houston State 3 2 2 .571 North Texas 3 4 0 .428 Texas State 2 4 1 .357 Stephen F. Austin 1 6 0 .142 Nicholls State 0 6 1 .071 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1993

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. 7 0 0 1.000 10 3 0 .769 McNeese State1 Louisiana-Monroe2 6 1 0 .857 9 3 0 .750 Stephen F. Austin2 5 2 0 .714 8 4 0 .667 Northwestern State 3 4 0 .429 5 6 0 .455 Sam Houston State 2 5 0 .286 4 7 0 .364 North Texas 2 5 0 .286 4 7 0 .364 Nicholls State 2 5 0 .286 3 8 0 .273 Texas State 1 6 0 .143 2 9 0 .182 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

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Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. 6 0 0 1.000 13 2 0 .867 Louisiana-Monroe1 Sam Houston State 5 1 0 .833 8 3 0 .727 North Texas2 5 1 0 .833 7 5 0 .583 Northwestern State 3 3 0 .500 6 5 0 .545 Texas State 2 4 0 .333 4 7 0 .364 Stephen F. Austin 1 5 0 .167 3 7 1 .318 McNeese State 1 5 0 .167 2 9 0 .182 1 includes 4-0 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

Southland W L T Pct. Stephen F. Austin1 5 0 1 .917 Northwestern State 3 1 2 .667 Texas State 3 3 0 .500 Louisiana-Monroe 2 3 1 .416 McNeese State 2 4 0 .333 North Texas 2 4 0 .333 Sam Houston State 2 4 0 .333 1 includes 3-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1990

All Games L T Pct. 4 0 .692 3 0 .727 3 2 .636 5 0 .545 6 1 .409 6 1 .409 8 0 .273

History & Records

Southland W L T Pct. Arkansas State1 5 1 0 .833 Louisiana Tech 4 2 0 .667 McNeese State 3 1 2 .667 Louisiana-Monroe 3 3 0 .500 North Texas 2 3 1 .417 UT Arlington 2 3 1 .417 Lamar 0 6 0 .000 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs.

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History & Records

1994

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. North Texas1 5 0 1 .917 7 4 1 .625 McNeese State2 5 1 0 .833 10 3 0 .769 Stephen F. Austin 4 1 1 .750 6 3 2 .636 Northwestern State 3 3 0 .500 5 6 0 .455 Sam Houston State 1 5 0 .167 6 5 0 .455 Nicholls State 1 5 0 .167 5 6 0 .455 Texas State 1 5 0 .167 4 7 0 .364 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1995

Southland W L T Pct. McNeese State1 5 0 0 1.000 Stephen F. Austin 4 1 0 .800 Northwestern State 2 3 0 .400 Sam Houston State 2 3 0 .400 Texas State 2 3 0 .400 Nicholls State 0 5 0 .000 1 includes 2-1 record in FCS playoffs.

All Games W L T Pct. 13 1 0 .928 11 2 0 .846 6 5 0 .545 5 5 0 .500 4 7 0 .364 0 11 0 .000

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Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. 5 1 0 .833 12 2 0 .857 Troy1 Nicholls State2 4 2 0 .667 8 4 0 .667 Stephen F. Austin 3 3 0 .500 7 4 0 .636 Northwestern State 3 3 0 .500 6 5 0 .545 Sam Houston State 3 3 0 .500 4 7 0 .364 Texas State 2 4 0 .333 5 6 0 .455 McNeese State 1 5 0 .167 3 8 0 .273 1 includes 2-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1997

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. McNeese State1 6 1 0 .857 13 2 0 .867 Northwestern State2 6 1 0 .857 8 4 0 .667 Stephen F. Austin 5 2 0 .714 8 3 0 .727 Sam Houston State 3 4 0 .429 5 6 0 .455 Nicholls State 3 4 0 .429 5 6 0 .455 Texas State 2 5 0 .286 5 6 0 .455 Troy 2 5 0 .286 5 6 0 .455 Jacksonville State 1 6 0 .143 1 10 0 .091 1 includes 3-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1998

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Northwestern State1 6 1 0 .857 11 3 0 .786 McNeese State2 5 2 0 .714 9 3 0 .750 Troy2 5 2 0 .714 8 4 0 .667 Jacksonville State 4 3 0 .571 7 4 0 .636 Nicholls State 3 4 0 .429 4 7 0 .364 Texas State 2 5 0 .286 4 7 0 .364 Stephen F. Austin 2 5 0 .286 3 8 0 .273 Sam Houston State 1 6 0 .143 3 8 0 .273 1 includes 2-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

1999

Southland W L T Pct. Troy1 6 1 0 .857 Stephen F. Austin 6 1 0 .857 McNeese State 5 2 0 .714 Sam Houston State 4 3 0 .571 Northwestern State 3 4 0 .429 Texas State 2 5 0 .286 Jacksonville State 1 6 0 .143 Nicholls State 1 6 0 .143 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs.

All Games W L T Pct. 11 2 0 .846 8 3 0 .727 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 4 7 0 .364 3 8 0 .273 2 9 0 .182 1 10 0 .091

2000

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Troy1 7 0 0 1.000 10 2 0 .833 McNeese State1 5 2 0 .714 8 4 0 .667 Texas State 5 2 0 .714 7 4 0 .636 Sam Houston State 4 3 0 .571 7 4 0 .636 Stephen F. Austin 3 4 0 .429 6 5 0 .545 Jacksonville State 2 5 0 .286 4 6 0 .400 Northwestern State 1 6 0 .143 4 7 0 .364 Nicholls State 1 6 0 .143 2 9 0 .182 1 includes 0-1 record in Division FCS playoffs; Note: Northwestern State forfeited league wins vs. Troy and Nicholls State as a result of the use of an ineligible player. The standings reflect the forfeitures.

2001

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. 5 1 0 .833 10 3 0 .769 Sam Houston State1 McNeese State2 5 1 0 .833 8 4 0 .667 Northwestern State2 4 2 0 .667 8 4 0 .667 Stephen F. Austin 4 2 0 .667 6 5 0 .545 Jacksonville State 2 4 0 .333 5 6 0 .455 Nicholls State 1 5 0 .167 3 8 0 .273 Texas State 0 6 0 .000 4 7 0 .364 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

2002

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. McNeese State1 6 0 0 1.000 13 2 0 .967 Northwestern State2 4 2 0 .667 9 4 0 .692 Nicholls State 3 3 0 .500 7 4 0 .636 Stephen F. Austin 3 3 0 .500 6 5 0 .545 Jacksonville State 2 4 0 .333 5 5 0 .500 Sam Houston State 2 4 0 .333 4 7 0 .364 Texas State 1 5 0 .167 4 7 0 .364 1 includes 3-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.


All-Time Standings 2003

2004

Southland All Games 2004 W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Sam Houston State1 4 1 0 .800 11 3 0 .786 Northwestern State2 4 1 0 .800 8 4 0 .667 Texas State 3 2 0 .600 5 6 0 .454 Nicholls State 2 3 0 .400 5 5 0 .500 McNeese State 1 4 0 .200 4 7 0 .364 Stephen F. Austin 1 4 0 .200 6 5 0 .545 1 includes 2-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

2005

2006

Southland W L T Pct. McNeese State1 5 1 0 .833 Sam Houston State 4 2 0 .667 Stephen F. Austin 4 2 0 .667 Texas State 3 3 0 .500 Nicholls State 2 4 0 .333 Northwestern State 2 4 0 .333 Southeastern La. 1 5 0 .167 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

2007

Southland W L T Pct. McNeese State1 7 0 0 1.000 Sam Houston State 5 2 0 .714 Central Arkansas 5 2 0 .714 Nicholls State 3 4 0 .429 Texas State 3 4 0 .429 Northwestern State 3 4 0 .429 Southeastern La. 2 5 0 .286 Stephen F. Austin 0 7 0 .000 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

W 7 6 4 5 4 4 2

All Games L T Pct. 5 0 .583 5 0 .545 7 0 .364 6 0 .455 7 0 .364 7 0 .364 9 0 .182

All Games W L T Pct. 11 1 0 .917 7 4 0 .636 6 5 0 .545 6 5 0 .545 4 7 0 .364 4 7 0 .364 3 8 0 .273 0 11 0 .000

2009

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. 6 1 0 .857 10 3 0 .769 Stephen F. Austin1 McNeese State2 6 1 0 .857 9 3 0 .750 Texas State 5 2 0 .714 7 4 0 .636 Southeastern La. 4 3 0 .571 6 5 0 .545 Sam Houston State 3 4 0 .429 5 6 0 .455 Central Arkansas3 2 5 0 .286 5 7 0 .417 Nicholls State 2 5 0 .286 4 8 0 .273 Northwestern State 0 7 0 .000 0 11 0 .000 1 includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs; 3ineligible for Southland Conference championship and postseason play during transition to NCAA Division I.

2010

Southland W L T Pct. Stephen F. Austin1 6 1 0 .857 McNeese State 5 2 0 .714 Central Arkansas 4 3 0 .571 Sam Houston State 4 3 0 .571 Northwestern State 4 3 0 .571 Nicholls State 3 4 0 .429 Texas State 1 6 0 .143 Southeastern La. 1 6 0 .143 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

2011

W 9 6 7 6 5 4 4 2

All Games L T Pct. 3 0 .750 5 0 .545 4 0 .636 5 0 .545 6 0 .455 7 0 .364 7 0 .364 9 0 .182

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Sam Houston State1 7 0 0 1.000 14 1 0 .933 Central Arkansas2 6 1 0 .857 9 4 0 .692 Stephen F. Austin 5 2 0 .714 6 5 0 .545 McNeese State 4 3 0 .471 6 5 0 .545 Northwestern State 3 4 0 .429 5 6 0 .455 Lamar 2 5 0 .286 4 7 0 .364 Southeastern La. 1 6 0 .143 3 8 0 .273 Nicholls State 0 7 0 .000 1 10 0 .091 1 includes 3-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 1-1 record in FCS playoffs.

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Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Texas State1 5 1 0 .833 11 3 0 .786 Nicholls State2 5 1 0 .833 6 4 0 .600 McNeese State 3 3 0 .500 5 4 0 .556 Northwestern State 3 3 0 .500 5 5 0 .500 Southeastern La. 2 4 0 .333 4 6 0 .400 Sam Houston State 2 4 0 .333 3 7 0 .300 Stephen F. Austin 1 5 0 .167 5 6 0 .455 1 includes 2-1 record in FCS playoffs; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

2008

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Central Arkansas1 6 1 0 .857 10 2 0 .833 Texas State2 5 2 0 .714 8 5 0 .615 McNeese State 4 3 0 .571 7 4 0 .636 Northwestern State 4 3 0 .571 7 5 0 .583 Nicholls State 3 4 0 .429 3 6 0 .333 Southeastern La. 2 5 0 .286 5 7 0 .417 Sam Houston State 2 5 0 .286 4 6 0 .400 Stephen F. Austin 2 5 0 .286 4 8 0 .333 1 ineligible for Southland Conference championship and postseason play during transition to NCAA Division I; 2includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs.

History & Records

Southland All Games W L T Pct. W L T Pct. McNeese State1 5 0 0 1.000 10 2 0 .833 Stephen F. Austin 4 1 0 .800 7 4 0 .636 Northwestern State 2 3 0 .400 7 5 0 .583 Texas State 2 3 0 .400 5 7 0 .417 Sam Houston State 2 3 0 .400 3 8 0 .272 Nicholls State 0 5 0 .000 0 11 0 .000 1 includes 0-1 record in FCS playoffs; Note: Nicholls forfeited conference wins vs. Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and Texas State after using an ineligible player. It also forfeited two non-conference wins.

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Current Membership Sam Houston State1 Stephen F. Austin Central Arkansas McNeese State Northwestern State Nicholls State1 Total Active Schools

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During the early years of the Independence Bowl, the Southland Conference provided its Conference champion as the host for the event. McNeese State captured the crown in 1976 and squared off against Tulsa, winning the inaugural Independence Bowl game. 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

McNeese State 20, Tulsa 16 Louisiana Tech 24, Louisville 14 East Carolina 35, Louisiana Tech 13 Syracuse 31, McNeese State 7 Southern Miss 16, McNeese State 14

Yrs. 5 6 1 14 6 3

W 6 7 1 11 3 1 29

L 5 6 1 14 6 3 35

Pct. .545 .539 .500 .440 .333 .250 .453

Pts. 282 363 48 520 212 74 1,499

Opp. 276 460 55 574 309 143 1,805

Former Members Yrs. W Louisiana Tech 2 4 Louisiana-Monroe 4 5 Arkansas State 3 5 Texas State 2 2 Troy 4 3 North Texas 4 0 Total All Schools 48 1 Not a member of Southland at time of first participation.

L 2 3 3 2 4 4 53

Pct. .667 .625 .625 .500 .429 .000 .475

Pts. 175 291 223 114 151 46 2,499

Opp. 92 253 151 113 182 81 2,677

All-Time Division II Playoff Records & Bowl Game Appearances Membership Yrs. W L Pct. Pts. UT Arlington* 1 1 0 1.000 13 Louisiana Tech* 4 6 1 .857 149 Arkansas State* 3 2 1 .667 81 Central Arkansas1 2 2 2 .500 152 McNeese State1 1 0 1 .000 23 Lamar 1 0 1 .000 17 Total 12 11 6 .647 435 1 Not a member of Southland at time of participation. * indcates former Southland Conference member.

All-Time Division II Playoffs Results

Darrell Johnson, Lamar; 1964 Pecan Bowl

1964 Pecan Bowl...................................... Northern Iowa 19, Lamar 17 1967 Pecan Bowl...................................... UT Arlington 13, North Dakota State 0 1968 Pecan Bowl...................................... North Dakota State 23, Arkansas State 14 1969 Pecan Bowl...................................... Arkansas State 29, Drake 21 1970 Pecan Bowl...................................... Arkansas State 38, Central Missouri 21 1971 Pioneer Bowl..................................... Louisiana Tech 14, Eastern Michigan 3 Grantland Rice Bowl........................... Tennessee State 26, McNeese State1 23 1972 Grantland Rice Bowl........................... Louisiana Tech 35, Tennessee State 0 1973 First Round....................................... Louisiana Tech 18, Western Illinois 13 Semifinals......................................... Louisiana Tech 38, Boise State 34 Championship................................... Louisiana Tech 34, Western Kentucky 0 1974 First Round....................................... Louisiana Tech 10, Western Carolina 7 Semifinals......................................... Central Michigan 34, Louisiana Tech 14 2001 First Round....................................... Catawba College 35, Central Arkansas1 34 2005 First Round....................................... Central Arkansas1 28, Albany State 20 Second Round.................................. Central Arkansas1 52, Presbyterian 28 Quarterfinals...................................... North Alabama 41, Central Arkansas1 38 (OT) 1 Not a member of the Southland Conference at time of participation.

Opp. 0 88 65 124 26 19 322


Southland in Division I Playoffs At the Division I level, the Southland Conference won the national championship in 1987, has played in seven national championship games, and has won 48 games in the Division I FCS playoffs. 1982

Quarterfinals: Semifinals:

at Louisiana Tech 38, South Carolina State 3 Delaware 17, at Louisiana Tech 0

1983

Quarterfinals:

at Nevada-Reno 20, North Texas 17 (OT) Louisiana Tech 66, at Mississippi Valley 19 at Arkansas State 37, Tennessee-Chattanooga 10 at Louisiana Tech 44, Alcorn State 21 at Montana State 31, Arkansas State 14 Louisiana Tech 21, at Middle Tennessee 13 Montana State 19, Louisiana Tech 6 at Charleston, S.C.

1985

at Arkansas State 10, Grambling State 7 at Nevada-Reno 24, Arkansas State 23

First Round: Quarterfinals:

at Arkansas State 48, Sam Houston State1 7 Nicholls State1 28, at Appalachian State 26 Arkansas State 55, at Delaware 14 at Georgia Southern 55, Nicholls State1 31 at Arkansas State 24, Eastern Kentucky 10 Georgia Southern 48, Arkansas State 21 at Tacoma, Wash.

1987 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals: Championship:

at Louisiana-Monroe 30, North Texas 9 at Louisiana-Monroe 33, Eastern Kentucky 32 at Louisiana-Monroe 44, Northern Iowa 41(2OT) Louisiana-Monroe 43, Marshall 42 at Pocatello, Idaho

1988 First Round: Quarterfinals

Northwestern State 22, at Boise State 13 at Stephen F. Austin 24, Jackson State 0 at Marshall 7, North Texas 0 at Idaho 38, Northwestern State 30 at Georgia Southern 27, Stephen F. Austin 7

1989 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals: Championship:

at Stephen F. Austin 59, Grambling State 56 at Stephen F. Austin 55, Southwest Missouri 25 at Stephen F. Austin 21, Furman 19 Georgia Southern 37, Stephen F. Austin 34 at Statesboro, Ga.

1990

at Nevada 27, Louisiana-Monroe 14

First Round:

1991 First Round:

at Nevada 22, McNeese State 16 at Middle Tennessee State 20, Sam Houston State 19 (OT)

1992 First Round: Quarterfinals:

at Louisiana-Monroe 78, Alcorn State 27 McNeese State 23, at Idaho 20 Delaware 41, at Louisiana-Monroe 18 at Northern Iowa 29, McNeese State 7

1993 First Round: Quarterfinals:

at McNeese State 34, William & Mary 28 Idaho 34, at Louisiana-Monroe 31 at Troy 42, Stephen F. Austin 20 Troy 35, at McNeese State 28

1994 First Round: Quarterfinals:

at McNeese State 34, Idaho 21 at Boise State 24, North Texas 20 at Montana 30, McNeese State 28

1995 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals:

at McNeese State 33, Idaho 3 at Stephen F. Austin 34, Eastern Illinois 29 at McNeese State 52, Delaware 18 Stephen F. Austin 27, at Appalachian State 17 Marshall 25, at McNeese State 15 at Montana 70, Stephen F. Austin 14

1997 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals: Championship:

at Eastern Wash. 40, Northwestern State 10 at McNeese State 19, Montana 14 McNeese State 14, at Western Illinois 12 McNeese State 23, at Delaware 21 Youngstown State 10, McNeese State 9 at Chattanooga, Tenn.

1998 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals:

at Northwestern State 48, Illinois State 28 Massachusetts 21, at McNeese State 19 at Florida A&M 27, Troy 17 at Northwestern State 31, Appalachian State 20 Massachusetts 41, at Northwestern State 31

1999

at Troy 27, James Madison 7 Florida A&M 17, at Troy 10

First Round: Quarterfinals:

2000 First Round:

Appalachian State 33, at Troy 30 at Georgia Southern 42, McNeese State 17

2001 First Round: Quarterfinals:

at Sam Houston State 34, Northern Arizona 31 at Montana 28, Northwestern State 19 Maine 14, at McNeese State 10 at Montana 49, Sam Houston State 24

2002 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals: Championship:

at McNeese State 21, Montana State 14 at Montana 45, Northwestern State 14 at McNeese State 24, Montana 20 at McNeese State 39, Villanova 28 Western Kentucky 34, McNeese State 14 at Chattanooga, Tenn.

2003

Northern Arizona 35, at McNeese State 3

First Round:

2004 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals:

at Sam Houston State 54, Western Kentucky 24 at Montana 56, Northwestern State 7 Sam Houston State 45, at Eastern Washington 34 at Montana 34, Sam Houston State 13

2005 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals:

at Texas State 50, Georgia Southern 35 at Furman 14, Nicholls State 12 at Texas State 14, Cal Poly 7 Northern Iowa 40, at Texas State 37 (OT)

2006

First Round:

at Montana 31, McNeese State 6

2007

First Round:

Eastern Washington 44, at McNeese State 15

2008

First Round:

at Montana 31, Texas State 13

2009 First Round: Quarterfinals:

at Stephen F. Austin 44, Eastern Washington 33 New Hampshire 49, at McNeese State 13 at Montana 51, Stephen F. Austin 0

2010

Villanova 54, at Stephen F. Austin 24

Second Round:

2011 First Round: Second Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals: Championship:

Central Arkansas 34, Tennessee Tech 14 at Montana 41, Central Arkansas 14 at Sam Houston State 34, Stony Brook 27 at Sam Houston State 49, Montana State 13 at Sam Houston State 31, Montana 28 North Dakota State 17, Sam Houston State 6 at Frisco, Texas

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1986 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals: Championship:

at Montana 48, Nicholls State 3 at Troy 29, Florida A&M 25 at Troy 31, Murray State 3 at Montana 70, Troy 7

History & Records

1984 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals Championship:

1996 First Round: Quarterfinals: Semifinals:

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Central Arkansas

2008 2011

Nathan Brown, QB..................................................................... SN Marquez Branson, TE...............................................................SNet Larry Hart, DE............................................................ AP, Camp, SN Nathan Dick, QB...................................................................... CSN

1967 1983 1985

Spergon Wynn, OG.................................................................... AP Eugene Seale, LB...................................................................... AP Burton Murchison, RB........................................................... AP, FN

1972 1974 1982 1988 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007

James Moore, TE....................................................................... AP James Files, OT......................................................................AFCA Leonard Smith, DB............................................................ AP, AFCA Glenn Koch, OL.......................................................................SNet Terry Irving, LB.......................................................................... FG Terry Irving, LB......................................................AP, Camp, FG, KK Terry Irving, LB............................................. AP, SNet, Camp, KK, FG Jose Larios, K................................................................... AP, SNet Ron Cherry, OT............................................... AP, SNet, Camp, AFCA Kavika Pittman, DT.......................................... AP, SNet, Camp, AFCA Zack Bronson, DB................................................ SNet, Camp, AFCA Donnie Ashley, KR...................................................................... AP Charles Ayro, LB.................................................. Camp, SNet, STick Blair Bradley, DL.....................................................................STick Chris Fontenot, TE.................................................................. Camp Shonz LaFrenz, K...................................................................STick Reggie Nelson, OL................................................AFCA, SNet, STick Charles Ayro, LB.......................................... AFCA, USA, SNet, Camp Shonz LaFrenz, K................................................................... Camp Reggie Nelson, OL..........................................AFCA, AP, SNet, Camp Shonz LaFrenz, K................................................................... Camp Wes Hines, OL........................................................................... FG Jake Morrison, DL..................................................................... AP Joe Judge, DB.......................................................................... FG Jason Davis, OL..................................................AP, FG, SNet, Camp B.J. McNutt, DL......................................................................... FG Roderick Royal, LB.............................................AP, FG, SNet, Camp Hadley Prince, DB..............................................AP, AFCA, FG, Camp Dwight Hudler, OL.............................................................. AP, SNet Roderick Royal, LB............................................. AP, AFCA, SNet, FG Brent Hafford, DB....................................................................SNet Bryan Smith, DL................................................................ AP, SNet Steven Whitehead, RS........................................................ AP, SNet Bryan Smith, DL..............................................AP, Camp, AFCA, CSN

Lamar

McNeese State

Nicholls State

1994 2002 2003 2007 2008

Daryl Pounds, DB.................................................................. FG, AP LeJuan Walker, RS..................................................................... FG Chris Thompson, DB.................................................................. FG Lardarius Webb, DB...............................................Camp, SNet, CSN Lardarius Webb, DB............................................AP, SNet, AFCA, SN

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1998 1997

David Whitmore, S.......................................................AP, AFCA, FN Greg Necaise, DE...........................................................Camp, SNet Andre Carron, LB......................................... AP, Camp, KK, SNet, FG Adrian Hardy, DB.................................................................. AP, FG Cedric Walker, DB......................................... AP, SNet, KK, Camp, FG Jermaine Jones, DB.......................... AFCA, AP, USA, SNet, FG, Camp Tony Maranto, DB............................................................. AP, AFCA

Northwestern State

1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2007

William Broussard, OL............................................................ Camp Mike Green, DB...........................................................AFCA, AP, FG Terrence McGee, PR.................................................................. FG Roy Locks, DL.................................................................. AP, AFCA Jamall Johnson, LB................................................................... AP Tory Collins, DL.......................................................................AFCA Demetress Bell, OL.............................................................AP, CSN

1988 1991 1997 2001 2004 2005 2007 2011

Lish Adams, LB......................................................................... FN Michael Bankston, DL................................................AP, Camp, SNet Murphy Yates, OL...........................................................Camp, SNet Kevin Pesak,TE........................................................................SNet Jonathon Cooper, WR....................................................AP, FG, SNet Keith Davis, DB.......................................................................AFCA Keith Heinrich, TE.....................................................................SNet Lance Garner, PK....................................................................... FG Corey Roberts, TE...................................................................AFCA Blake Martin, TE.................................................................AP, CSN Tim Flanders, RB....................................................................AFCA Richard Sincere, WR................................................................. CSN Darnell Taylor, S............................................................. AFCA, CSN Travis Watson, OL.................................................................... CSN

Sam Houston State

Stephen F. Austin

1988 Bruce Alexander, CB............................................................... Camp David Gibbs, DT..................................................................... Camp Eric Lokey, LB..................................................... AFCA, Camp, SNet Keith Melcher, DE................................................................... Camp 1989 David Whitmore, S.......................................................AP, AFCA, FN 1993 Cedric Walker, DB......................................... AP, SNet, KK, Camp, FG 1995 Lee Kirk, OL.......................................................................... Camp Joe Wylie, OL......................................................... AFCA, AP, Camp 1996 Jeremiah Trotter, LB................................................ AFCA, Camp, FG 1997 Mikhael Ricks, WR.......................................... AFCA, AP, Camp, SNet Jeremiah Trotter, LB........................................ AFCA, AP, Camp, SNet 1998 Chad Stanley, P......................................AFCA, AP, USA, SNet, Camp 2003 Brent Hafford, DB............................................................. AP, AFCA 2009 Tim Knicky, DE...................................................................... Camp 2010 Kenneth Charles, DL................................................................AFCA Jeremy Moses, QB.......................................... AFCA, AP, Camp, SNet Gralyn Crawford, RS..................................................AP, Camp, SNet 2011 George Bias, OL........................................................................ AP Gralyn Crawford, KR.................................................................SNet Key: AP - Associated Press; AFCA - American Football Coaches Association; Camp - Walter

Camp; CSN - College Sporting News; FG - Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, KK - Kodak; SNet Sports Network; SN - The Sporting News; FN - Football News, STick - Sports Ticker; USA - USA Today/ESPN.


First-Team All-Americans Former Members 1965 1969 1970

Abilene Christian

Larry Cox, OT............................................................................ AP Chip Bennett, LB.............................................................. AP, AFCA Jim Lindsey, QB............................................................... AP, AFCA

Arkansas State

2002

Deon White, OL......................................................................... FG

1982 1983 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1992 1993

Bruce Daigle, DB....................................................................... AP Arthur Christophe, C................................................................... AP Mike Grantham, OG.................................................................... AP Mike Grantham, OG.................................................................... AP Mike Turner, DB......................................................................... AP Claude Brumfield, DT........................................................AFCA, FN; John Clement, OT.................................. AP, FN; Teddy Garcia, PK, FN Cyril Crutchfield, DB........................................ AP, AFCA, Camp, SNet Jackie Harris, TE.....................................................................AFCA Cisco Richard, RB....................................................................SNet Jeff Blackshear, OL.................................................................... KK Vincent Brisby, WR............................................................Camp, FG Roosevelt Potts, RB...............................................................FG, KK Vic Zordan, C..................................................... AP, Camp, FG, SNet Raymond Baptiste, OL.........................................AP, SNet, Camp, FG James Folston, OL...................................................... AP, Camp, FG

1972 1973 1974 1982 1984 1985 1986

Roger Carr, FL........................................................................AFCA Roger Carr, WR................................................................ AP, AFCA Mike Barber, TE......................................................................... AP Fred Dean, DT.................................................................. AP, AFCA Matt Dunigan, QB............................................................. AP, AFCA Doug Landry, LB..........................................................AP, AFCA, FN Walter Johnson, DE.................................................................... AP Doug Landry, LB................................................................... AP, FN Walter Johnson, DE........................................................... AP, AFCA

Jacksonville State

Louisiana-Monroe

1966 1967 1984

Ken Ozee, DT............................................................................ AP Robert Diem, OG....................................................................AFCA Robert Willbanks, S........................................................... AP, AFCA Bruce Collie, OT...........................................................AP, AFCA, FN

1990 1991 1996 1997 2000 2004 2005 2007 2008

Reggie Rivers, RB.................................................... KK, Camp, SNet Ervin Thomas, OL....................................................................... KK Claude Mathis, RB........................................... SNet, Camp, AP, AFCA Claude Mathis, RB.................................................... SNet, AFCA, AP C.J. Carroll, DB......................................... FG, Camp, AFCA, SNet, AP Cory Elolf, P...........................................................................AFCA Fred Evans, DL.......................................................................AFCA Chris MacDonald, P................................................. AP, AFCA, Camp Cameron Luke, WR.................................................................... SN

1967

Marvin Upshaw, DT.................................................................AFCA

1996 1998 1999 2000

Kerry Jenkins, OL....................................................................AFCA Pratt Lyons, DL...............................................AFCA, Camp, FG, SNet Al Lucas, DL............................................................................. FG Cleve Roberts, OL...................................................................... FG Eric Sloan, DB....................................................................... Camp Marcus Spriggs, DL...............................................AFCA, USA, Camp Al Lucas, DL...................................................... SNet, Camp, AP, FG Michael Moore, OL.................................................. AFCA, Camp, FG Anthony Rabb, LB...................................................................... FG Eric Sloan, DB....................................................................... Camp Lawrence Tynes, K............................................................AFCA, AP

UT Arlington

Texas State

Trinity

Louisiana Tech

Al Lucas, Troy

Troy

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Dan Summers, OG..................................................................... AP Dan Summers, OG..................................................................... AP Bill Bergey, LB.................................................................. AP, AFCA Dan Buckley, C.......................................................................... AP Clovis Swinney, DT............................................................ AP, AFCA Bill Phillips, OG........................................................................... AP Calvin Harrell, HB....................................................................AFCA Calvin Harrell, RB....................................................................AFCA Dennis Meyer, DB............................................................. AP, AFCA Wayne Dorton, OG..................................................................... AP Doug Lowrey, OG....................................................................AFCA Ken Jones, OG............................................................... FWA, SNet T. J. Humphreys, OG................................................................... AP Carter Ray Crawford, NG...............................................AP, AFCA, FN Carter Ray Crawford, NG...............................................AP, AFCA, FN Ray Brown, OT.......................................................................... FN Randy Barnhill, OG............................................................ AP, AFCA

Rayford Cooks, DT..................................................................... AP Ronnie Hickman, DE.................................................................. AP Rex Johnson, DL....................................................................AFCA Mike Davis, DL.......................................................................... KK

History & Records

1964 1965 1968 1969 1970 1971 1973 1975 1976 1984 1985 1986

North Texas

1983 1988 1990

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Rushing Yards

Total 310 308 304 289 287 283 278 275 265 259 259

Player, School, Opponent Claude Mathis, TXST vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1996 Claude Mathis, TXST vs. Jacksonville State 1997 Tony Citizen, MCN vs. Prairie View A&M, 1986 Isiah Stoker, SFA vs. Jacksonville State, 1999 Tim Flanders, SHSU vs. Montana, 2011 Lee Davis, TXST vs. Arkansas-Monticello, 2001 D.D. Terry, SHSU vs. Southeastern La., 2006 Don Harr, ACU vs. McMurry, 1970 Corey Thomas, NICH vs. Samford, 1994 Dennis Bolden, ASU vs. McNeese State, 1975 Burton Murchison, LU vs. Rice, 1985

Total 619 577 571 534 517 508 506 497 489 486

Player, School, Opponent Doug Pederson, ULM vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Dustin Long, SHSU vs. McNeese State, 2004 Todd Hammel, SFA vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 1989 Todd Hammel, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 1989 Todd Hammel, SFA vs. Grambling State, 1989 Jeremy Moses, SFA vs. Texas State, 2007 Rhett Bomar, SHSU vs. Southeastern La., 2008 Chris Chaloupka, SHSU vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1999 Jeremy Moses, SFA vs. Northwestern State, 2010 Mitch Maher, UNT vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1994

Total 247 242 239 235 231 227 226 224 224 222

Player, School, Opponent Ronald Bonner, JSU vs. Northwestern State, 1997 Jonathon Cooper, SHSU vs. Western Illinois, 2001 Jason Madkins, SHSU vs. North Dakota State, 2009 Catron Houston, SHSU vs. Southeastern La., 2008 Scott Ford, UNT vs. Abilene Christian, 1992 Vincent Brisby, ULM vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 1992 Jason Mathenia, SHSU vs. Eastern Washington 2004 Marcus Camper, UNT vs. Texas, 1988 Matt Dominguez, SHSU vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2000 Nathan Black, NWLA vs. Mont., 2001

Total 598 595 562 539 534 526 513 508 492 491

Player, School, Opponent Dustin Long, SHSU vs. McNeese State, 2004 Doug Pederson, ULM vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Todd Hammel, SFA vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 1989 Todd Hammel, SFA vs. Grambling State, 1989 Blake Joseph, SHSU vs. North Dakota State, 2009 Barrick Nealy, TXST vs. Georgia Southern, 2005 Todd Hammel, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 1989 Rhett Bomar, SHSU vs. Southeastern La., 2008 Jeremy Moses, SFA vs. Texas State, 2007 Mitch Maher, UNT vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1994

Total 63 60 58 58 57 57 56

Player, School, Opponent Joe Duren, ASU vs. McNeese State, 1974 Skipper Butler, UTA vs. East Texas State, 1968 Bob Bearden, ACU vs. Angelo State, 1969 Chuck Rawlinson, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 1991 Rafael Septien, ULL vs. Lamar, 1974 Jesse Garcia, ULM vs. Nicholls State, 1983 Joe Duren, ASU vs. McNeese St., 1974

Passing Yards

Receiving Yards

Total Offensive Yards

Field Goals by Distance

56 55 55 55

Jesse Garcia, ULM vs. McNeese State, 1982 Teddy Garcia, ULM at Northwestern State, 1987 Keith Chapman, UNT vs. Texas Tech, 1988 Kyle Leisher, NICH vs. Western Illinois, 1999

Total 91 87 86 86 84 81 81 80 80 80

Player, School, Opponent Bart Helsley, UNT vs. Louisiana Monroe, 1990 John Starnes, UNT vs. UT Arlington, 1983 Lynn Bock, LU vs. West Texas State, 1972 Cory Elolf, TXST vs. McNeese State, 2003 Steve Laidlaw, TRIN vs. Wichita State, 1971 Don Stump, MCN vs. West Texas, 1979 Matt Allen, TROY vs. Nicholls State, 1999 Lynn Bock, LU vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 1973 Joe Slayton, ASU vs. Lamar, 1979 Ryan Gooch, SFA vs. Northwestern State, 2007

Total 96 96 93 91 91 90 90 90 90 89 89

Player, School, Opponent Darius Carey, MCN vs. Lamar, 2011 Lardarius Webb, NICH vs. Texas State, 2007 Richard Ellender, MCN vs. Louisiana Tech, 1978 Richard Rameriz, TRIN vs. Abilene Christian, 1971 Wenford Wilborn, LTU vs. Eastern Michigan, 1971 Derrick Harris, SHSU vs. Central Arkansas, 2006 Derrick Harris, SHSU vs. Texas State, 2006 Marcus Jackson, LU vs. OK Panhandle State, 2010 Terrence McGee, NWLA vs. Southern, 2000 Bobby Felder, NICH vs. Evangel, 2011 Darius Adams, NWLA vs. Troy, 1992

Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Player, School, Opponent Charles McDaniel, LTU vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 1974 Larry Anderson, LTU vs. Illinois State, 1977 Tony Felder, UTA vs. Lamar, 1980 Ronnie Williams, LTU vs. West Texas State, 1981 Chris Fontenette, MCN vs. Northwestern State, 1992 Joey Hamilton, JSU vs. Samford, 1999 Richard Daniels, SFA vs. Louisiana Tech, 2000 Richard Daniels, SFA vs. Northern Iowa, 2000 Chris Crawford, NICH vs. Texas State, 2003 Gralyn Crawford, SFA vs. Texas State, 2011

Total 100 99 98 96 97 96 95 95 94 92 91

Player, School, Opponent Warren Smith, SFA vs. Nicholls State, 1990 Chris Middleton, UTA vs. Lamar, 1979 Jestin Love, UCA vs. Nicholls State, 2010 Jarrod Dale, UCA vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2007 Reggie Spencer, JSU vs. McNeese State, 2001 Davis Easterling, MCN vs. Northwestern State, 1990 Bill Bradshaw, UTA vs. Louisiana Tech, 1976 Jermaine Jones, NWLA vs. Southern, 1998 Aaron Smith, NICH vs. Sam Houston State, 1998 Lamar Thomas, MCN vs. Weber St. 1992 Bobby Henry, SFA vs. Eastern Washington, 1988

Punts by Distance

Punt Return by Distance

Kickoff Return by Distance

Interception Return by Distance


Single Season Top 10

Name, School Larry Centers, SFA Karrington Bush, TXST Clarence Matthews, NWLA Claude Mathis, TXST Gralyn Crawford, SFA Tim Flanders, SHSU Donald Wilkerson, TXST B.J. Sams, MCN Claude Mathis, TXST Gralyn Crawford, SFA

Name, School Todd Hammel, SFA Dustin Long, SHSU Jeremy Moses, SFA Jeremy Moses, SFA Jeremy Moses, SFA Josh McCown, SHSU Rhett Bomar, SHSU Nathan Dick, UCA Nathan Brown, UCA Brady Attaway, SFA

Name, School Duane Brooks, SFA Jarrod Fuller, SHSU Jonathon Cooper, SHSU Ronnie Vinson, ACU Da’Marcus Griggs, TXST Billy Ryckman, LTU

Year 1989 2004 2009 2008 2005 2010 2001 2008 2008 2003

TP 696 576 617 654 522 566 541 517 443 606

Rush -70 -12 37 -74 1,057 -68 351 187 215 261

All-Purpose Yards Year 1989 2008 1995 1995 2010 2011 1994 2003 1996 2011

G 15 13 11 11 12 15 11 12 11 11

Rushing Yards

Year TC 2011 298 1997 311 1996 294 1994 302 1993 246 1985 265 2000 302 1999 263 1989 315 2008 219

Pass 5,364 4,588 4,124 4,026 2,875 3,998 3,481 3,355 3,206 3,129

Avg. 159.2 179.2 207.0 205.8 183.9 137.2 186.2 166.9 168.3 167.5

Avg 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.2 6.4 5.8 5.0 5.5 4.6 6.5

Passing Yards Year 1989 2004 2009 2008 2010 2001 2008 2011 2008 2011

Att-Cmp-Int 577-316-23 531-333-18 566-385-21 598-352-20 550-336-7 429-259-12 436-245-13 258-402-9 375-254-4 299-495-22

Receptions Year 2009 2004 2001 1969 2009 1976

Yds 1,076 1,383 1,304 1,214 969 1,382

Avg 9.1 14.0 16.7 14.8 7.3 17.9

Yds 5,294 4,576 4,161 3,952 3,932 3,930 3,832 3,542 3,421 3,390

Yards 2,388 2,330 2,277 2,264 2,207 2,058 2,048 2,003 1,851 1,843

TD 22 14 16 9 14 8 9 16 11 12

Yds 1,644 1,595 1,593 1,569 1,563 1,547 1,506 1,441 1,440 1,431

TD 48 39 40 41 34 32 27 32 31 27

Yds 5,364 4,588 4,124 4,026 3,998 3,481 3,355 3,275 3,206 3,181

TD 6 8 17 9 8 10

No 118 99 92 82 80 77

Gralyn Crawford, SFA Jason Mathenia, SHSU Cameron Luke, TXST Truman Franks, TU

Name, School Jonathon Cooper, SHSU Jarrod Fuller, SHSU Billy Ryckman, LTU Mikhael Ricks, SFA Jason Mathenia, SHSU Rod Foppe, LTU Cameron Luke, TXST Ronnie Vinson, ACU Matt Dominquez, SHSU Terrence Davis, MCN

2010 2004 2008 1965

980 1,357 1,268 765

Receiving Yards Year 2001 2004 1976 1997 2004 1977 2008 1969 1999 1995

13.3 18.3 17.4 10.5

5 13 17 3

74 74 73 73

G 13 14 11 11 14 11 13 10 11 13

Avg. 113.6 98.8 125.6 123.5 96.9 115.8 97.5 121.4 105.0 85.2

Yards 1,477 1,383 1,382 1,358 1,357 1,274 1,268 1,214 1,155 1,108

Name, School Year G Tim Flanders, SHSU 2011 15 Brent Grimes, UCA 2008 12 Luther Turner, SHSU 1987 11 Toddrick Pendland, MCN 2009 11 Shonz LaFrenz, MCN 1997 15 Brent Grimes, UCA 2009 12 Jessie Burton, MCNA 1998 10 Evan Engwall, SFA 2009 13 Chuck Rawlinson, SFA 1989 15 Five Athletes Tied

PPG 9.6 10.5 10.9 10.7 7.8 9.5 11.4 8.5 7.4 110

Pts. 144 126 120 118 117 114 114 111 111

PPG 7.8 8.5 7.4 7.9 8.1 7.7 7.1 8.0 8.7 8.6

Pts. 117 111 111 110 105 100 100 96 96 95

FGM 25 24 22 21 21 20 19 19 18 18

FGA 35 31 29 28 25 28 25 27 24 24

Scoring

Name, School Shonz LaFrenz, MCN Evan Engwall, SFA Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Jose Larios, MCN Lance Garner, SHSU Jose Larios, MCN Matt Haerkamp, TROY Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Scott Roper, ASU George Benyola, LTU Name, School Shonz LaFrenz, MCN George Benyola, LTU Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Scott Roper, ASU Matt Stover, LTU Teddy Garcia, ULM John Roverto, ULL Keith Chapman, UNT Matt Huerkamp, TROY Robert Weeks, NWLA

Kick Scoring Year 1997 2009 1989 1995 2004 1993 1996 1988 1986 1985

G 15 13 15 14 13 13 14 12 11 11

Field Goals Made Year 1997 1985 1988 1986 1986 1987 1977 1989 1996 2006

G 15 11 12 11 11 15 12 11 14 11

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Name, School Tim Flanders, SHSU Claude Mathis, TXST Claude Mathis, TXST Donald Wilkerson, TXST Irving Spikes, ULM Burton Murchison, LU Tony Taylor, NWLA Tony Taylor, NWLA Larry Centers, SFA Toddrick Pendland, MCN

Total Offense

History & Records

Name, School Todd Hammel, SFA Dustin Long, SHSU Jeremy Moses, SFA Jeremy Moses, SFA Barrick Nealy, TXST Jeremy Moses, SFA Josh McCown, SHSU Rhett Bomar, SHSU Nathan Brown, UCA Barrick Nealy, TXST

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Punting Average (minimum 12 punts)

Name, School Chad Stanley, SFA Chris MacDonald, TXST Richie Rhodes, JSU Paul Alsbury, TXST Ryan Klaus, SHSU Chad Stanley, SFA Don Stump, MCN Chris MacDonald, TXST Cory Elolf, TXST Jason Cook, MCN

Name, School Donnie Ashley, MCN Eurosius Parker, JSU B.J. Sams, MCN Bruce Alexander, SFA Lawrence Anderson, LTU Terrence McGee, NWLA Erwin Brown, MCN Darrell Slater, ULM Richard Ellender, MCN Troy Jones, MCN

Year 1998 2007 2001 1990 1998 1997 1981 2006 2003 2004

Punts 58 49 39 39 71 62 41 46 48 30

Punt Return Yards Year 1997 1998 2002 1988 1977 2000 1993 1984 1978 1989

G — 11 14 13 11 11 12 11 11 11

Ret. — 34 41 31 44 18 38 49 22 37

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Punt Return Average (minimum 12 returns)

138

Name, School Derrick Harris, SHSU Terrence McGee, NWLA Tristan Jackson, UCA KaRon Coleman, SFA Terry Whiting, ASU Richard Ellender, MCN Claude Mathis, TXST Johnny Fuller, LU Lardarius Webb, NICH Darius Carey, MCN

Name, School Jordan Wells, SLU Chika Madu, NICH Karrington Bush, TXST Gralyn Crawford, SFA Brandon Closner, SHSU Tim Fields, SFA Karrington Bush, TXST Isaiah Jackson, UCA Gralyn Crawford, SFA Claude Mathis, TXST

Year 2006 2000 2007 1999 1971 1978 1995 1967 2007 2011

Ret. 15 18 12 17 16 22 20 20 16 14

Kick Return Yards Year 2011 2011 2008 2010 2010 1989 2010 2011 2011 1994

G 11 11 13 12 11 15 11 13 11 11

Ret. 52 52 42 37 38 36 34 39 34 26

Avg. 46.60 45.92 45.69 44.85 44.82 44.69 43.73 43.39 43.35 43.27

Kick Return Average (minimum 12 returns)

Name, School Chris Crawford, NICH Andy Swafford, TROY Kearney Blalack, ASU LeJuan Walker, NICH Lardarius Webb, NICH Claude Mathis, TXST Bernardo Henry, MCN Sullivan Beard, NICH Gralyn Crawford, SFA Michael High, UNT

Year 2003 1997 1970 2002 2008 1994 2008 2000 2010 1993

Ret. 20 14 14 18 16 26 15 19 37 27

Avg. 32.3 31.4 30.4 29.7 29.5 29.4 28.9 28.2 28.1 27.7

Tackles

Yds. 528 477 471 459 441 427 414 405 398 384

Name, School Year G Solo Ast Total Bill Bergey, ASU 1968 11 — — 196 Doug Landry, LTU 1983 11 104 74 178 Andre Carron, NWLA 1991 11 118 158 176 Chad Coleman, TXST 1990 11 70 105 175 Charles Ayro, MCN 1997 15 110 61 171 Ypres Thomas, TXST 1996 11 96 68 164 Rod Royal, MCN 2002 15 101 59 160 Ronnie Washington, ULM 1984 11 102 58 160 Terry Irving, MCN 1993 13 49 159 159 Three athletes tied 156

Avg. 24.4 23.7 23.6 20.4 19.4 18.1 17.6 17.2 17.1 16.9

Name, School Roderick Stansell, SFA Kavika Pittman, MCN Greg Necaise, NWLA John Kulakowski, NWLA Andre Finley, SHSU Willie Jefferson, SFA Willis Hudson, UNT Mark Word, JSU Greenwood Horn, SHSU Walter Johnson, LTU

Yds. 1,383 1,269 1,055 1,038 981 936 932 849 806 765

Name, School Dennis Meyer, ASU John Causey, LTU Cedric Walker, SFA Zack Bronson, MCN Rod Gulley, MCN Dick Ritchey, ASU David Fuller, ACU Ron Irving, ULL Darryl Pounds, NICH Daxton Swanson, SHSU Stanley Tieken, TRIN

Sacks

Year 1989 1995 1990 1987 1988 2011 1994 1998 1992 1996

Interceptions Year 1970 1972 1990 1993 2002 1965 1966 1976 1991 2011 1965

G 15 13 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11

Total 18.0 15.5 15.5 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.5 14.5 14.0 14.0

G 11 11 11 13 15 9 10 11 11 15 11

Total 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8


Career Top 10 Total Offense Plays Years 2007-10 1992-95 1987-90 2005-09 1991-94 1967-70 1995-98 2003-05 1979-82 1987-89

Plays 2,034 1,649 1,549 1,479 1,471 1,460 1,392 1,382 1,377 1,371

Total Offense Yards

Name, School Years Plays Jeremy Moses, SFA 2007-10 2,034 Nathan Brown1, UCA 2005-08 1,474 Derrick Fourroux, MCN 2006-09 1,517 Bradley George, TXST 2006-09 1,479 Kerry Joseph, MCN 1992-95 1,649 Mitch Maher, UNT 1991-94 1,471 Barrick Nealy, TXST 2003-05 1,382 Todd Hammel1, SFA 1987-89 1,359 Scott Davis, UNT 1987-90 1,548 Jim Lindsey, ACU 1967-70 1,508 Montressa Kirby1, JSU 1995-98 1,392 1 entire career not played as Southland member

Name, School Claude Mathis, TXST Henry Fields, MCN Buford Jordan, MCN Leonard Harris, SFA Tony Taylor, NWLA Derrick Jensen, UTA Tony Citizen, MCN Scotty Caldwell, UTA Karrington Bush, TXST Rondy Rogers, JSU

Rushing Attempts Years 1994-97 1992-95 1992-95 1987-89 1998-01 1998-00 2000-03 1968-71 1990-92 2006-08

Rushing Net Yards Years 1994-97 1992-95 1980-83 1992-95 1998-00 1974-77 1986-88 1981-84 2007-10 1999-02

Car 882 839 750 741 688 676 713 652 477 599

Avg 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.1 5.4 4.9 4.6 5.0 6.7 5.2

TD 45 30 43 28 32 14 28 31 24 28

Passing Yards

Name, School Years Att-Cmp-Int Jeremy Moses, SFA 2007-10 1,893-1,184-55 Nathan Brown1, UCA 2005-08 1,267-856-32 Bradley George, TXST 2006-09 1,277-753-35 Todd Hammel1, SFA 1986-89 1,060-544-51 Jim Lindsey, ACU 1967-70 1,237-642-69 Mitch Maher, UNT 1991-94 1149-640-50 Derrick Fourroux, MCN 2006-09 1,034-618-24 Kerry Joseph, MCN 1992-95 1,114-565-47 Brian Babin, SLU 2006-09 1,083-670-21 Barrick Nealy, TXST 2003-05 979-532-32 Matt Dunigan, LTU 1979-82 1,103-550-50 1 entire career not played as Southland member

Att. 882 839 741 709 709 688 664 660 658 640

Name, School Jeremy Moses, SFA Bradley George, TXST Nathan Brown, UCA Jim Lindsey, ACU Mitch Maher, UNT Kerry Joseph, MCN Matt Dunigan, LTU Brian Babin, SLU Todd Hammel, SFA Derrick Fourroux, MCN

Yds 4,694 4,358 4,106 3,771 3,720 3,346 3,284 3,267 3,193 3,143

Name, School Jeremy Moses, SFA Nathan Brown, UCA Bradley George, TXST Brian Babin, SLU Jim Lindsey, ACU Mitch Maher, UNT Derrick Fourroux, MCN Kerry Joseph, MCN Doug Pederson, ULM Matt Dunigan, LTU

Passing Attempts

Years 2007-10 2005-09 2004-08 1967-70 1991-94 1992-95 1979-82 2005-09 1987-89 2006-09

Passing Completions Years 2007-10 2004-08 2005-09 2005-09 1967-70 1991-94 2006-09 1992-95 1987-90 1979-82

TDs 52 50 45 45 37 36 35 34 34 33

TD 121 100 76 65 61 67 64 67 62 52 40

Yds 13,401 10,558 9,556 8,631 8,521 8,519 8,226 7,874 7,405 7,206 7,042

Att. 1,893 1,277 1,267 1,237 1,149 1,114 1,103 1,083 1,057 1,034

Comp. 1,184 856 753 670 642 640 618 565 556 550

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Name, School Claude Mathis, TXST Henry Fields, MCN Leonard Harris, SFA Larry Centers, SFA Bronson Sanders, TXST Tony Taylor, NWLA Josh Son, NICH Calvin Harrell, ASU Roosevelt Potts, ULM Byron Lawrence, NWLA

Rush Pass Yds -200 13,401 13,201 435 10,558 10,993 2,037 8,226 10,263 230 9,556 9,786 1,802 7,874 9,676 487 8,519 9,006 1,727 7,206 8,933 184 8,631 8,815 1,513 6,923 8,436 -136 8,521 8,385 1,041 6,587 7,628

Rushing Touchdowns

Name, School Years Charles McDaniel, LTU 1971-74 Brent Grimes, UCA 2006-09 Jordan Buford, MCN 1980-83 Claude Mathis, TXST 1994-97 Toddrick Pendland, MCN 2006-09 Arry Moody, LTU 1973-76 Tim Flanders, SHSU 2010-pres Joe Jackson , TROY 1994-97 Derrick Johnese, NWLA 2002-04 Several athletes tied

History & Records

Name, School Jeremy Moses, SFA Kerry Joseph, MCN Scott Davis, UNT Bradley George, TXST Mitch Maher, UNT Jim Lindsey, ACU Montressa Kirby, JSU Barrick Nealy, TXST John Holman, ULM Todd Hammel, SFA

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Completion Percentage

140

Name, School Nathan Brown, UCA Nathan Dick, UCA Jeremy Moses, SFA Brian Babin, SLU Derrick Fourroux, MCN Michael Williams, SFA Bradley George, TXST Slade Nagle, MCN Brad Laird, NWLA Rhett Bomar, SHSU

Name, School Jeremy Moses, SFA Nathan Brown, UCA Bradley George, TXST Kerry Joseph, MCN Mitch Maher, UNT Todd Hammel, SFA Derrick Fourroux, MCN Brian Babin, SLU Jim Lindsey, ACU Barrick Nealy, TXST

Name, School Simmie Yarborough, SLU Matt Dominguez, SHSU Gralyn Crawford, SFA Duane Brooks, SFA Jonathon Cooper, SHSU David Brown, UNT Dominique Edison, SFA Cisco Richard, ULM Joey Hamilton1, JSU Jermaine Martin, MCN

Name, School Matt Dominguez, SHSU Joey Hamilton, JSU Simmie Yarborough, SLU Roger Carr, LTU Dominique Edison, SFA Jermaine Martin, MCN Jonathon Cooper, SHSU Chris Jefferson, SFA Gralyn Crawford, SFA Ronnie Vinson, ACU Cameron Luke, TXST

Years 2004-08 2009-11 2007-10 2005-09 2006-09 2001-04 2005-09 1999-01 1991-95 2007-08

Comp. 85 514 1,184 670 618 313 753 378 438 417

Att. 1,267 808 1,893 1,083 1,034 530 1,277 653 761 727

Touchdown Passes Years 2007-10 2004-08 2005-09 1992-95 1991-94 1987-89 2006-09 2005-09 1967-70 2003-05

Receptions

Years 2008-11 1997-00 2009-pres 2008-09 1998-01 1991-94 2005-08 1987-90 1996-99 1999-02

Yds 2,780 3,376 2,546 1,939 2,444 2,402 2,696 1,874 2,779 2,636

Receiving Yards

Years 1997-00 1996-99 2008-11 1970-73 2005-08 1999-02 1998-01 1993-95 2009-pres 1969-71 2006-08

Avg 12.1 15.3 12.9 10.4 13.2 13.2 14.8 10.5 17.3 16.5

Receiving Touchdowns

% 67.6 63.6 62.5 61.9 59.7 59.1 59.0 57.8 57.6 57.4

TD 30 27 19 10 23 22 28 12 23 11

Name, School Cameron Luke, TXST Simmie Yarborough, SLU Cordell Roberson, SFA Dominique Edison, SFA Matt Dominguez, SHSU Jonathon Cooper, SHSU Joey Hamilton, JSU David Brown, UNT Mikhael Ricks, SFA Corde Roberson, SFA

Years 2006-08 2008-11 2009-pres 2005-08 1997-00 1998-01 1996-99 1991-94 1994-97 2009-11

Total Points

TDs 121 100 76 67 67 65 64 62 61 52

Name, School Jose Larios, MCN Brent Grimes, UCA Shonz Lafrenz, MCN Charles, McDaniel, LTU Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Blake Bercegeay, MCN Claude Mathis, TXST Buford Jordan, MCN Lawrence Tynes, TROY John Marino, MCN Jeff Turner, SLU

Rec 229 211 197 186 185 182 182 179 161 160

Name, School Years Brent Grimes, UCA 2006-09 Charles McDaniel, LTU 1971-74 Claude Mathis, TXST 1994-97 Toddrick Pendland, MCN 2006-09 Buford Jordan, MCN 1980-83 Tim Flanders, SHSU 2010-pres Arry Moody, LTU 1973-76 KaRon Coleman, SFA 1996-99 Five athletes tied

Yds. 3,273 2,903 2,780 2,717 2,696 2,636 2,617 2,571 2,546 2,431 2,431

Years 1992-95 2006-09 1996-99 1971-74 1988-91 2005-08 1994-97 1980-83 1997-00 2001-04 2006-09

PAT 158 0 126 12 129 151 0 12 127 134 116

Total Touchdowns

Name, School Jose Larios, MCN Blake Bercegeay, MCN John Marino, MCN Tommy Hebert, NWLA Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Jerry Pope, LTU Lawrence Tynes, TROY Ryan Rossner, SFA Shonz LaFrenz, MCN Eddie Carmona, UCA

PAT Kicks Made

Years 1992-95 2005-08 2001-04 2002-04 1988-91 1973-76 1997-00 2000-01 1996-99 2008-10

FG 66 0 66 0 57 48 0 0 47 44 50

TDs 32 30 29 28 27 24 23 22 22 22

TD Points 0 356 59 354 0 324 52 314 0 300 0 295 49 294 45 272 0 268 0 266 0 266

TDs 59 52 49 46 45 37 36 36 34

No. 158 151 134 131 129 128 127 126 126 125


Career Top 10 PAT Kicks Attempted Years 1992-95 2005-08 2001-04 1973-76 2000-01 2002-04 1996-99 2008-10 1988-91 1997-00

Name, School Shonz LaFrenz, MCN Jose Larios, MCN Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Teddy Garcia, ULM Jeff Turner, SLU Keith Chapman, UNT Blake Bercegeay, MCN Billy Hayes, SHSU Lawrence Tynes, TROY Kyle Leisher, NICH

Years 1985-88 2006-08 2009-11 1988-91 1992-95 1997-00 1978-81 2002-04 2008-10 2005-08

M 117 117 98 129 158 127 113 131 125 151

Field Goals Made

Years 1996-99 1992-95 1988-91 1984-87 2006-09 1985-89 2005-08 1985-88 1997-00 1997-00

Field Goals Attempted

Name, School Jose Larios, MCN Shonz LaFrenz, MCN Teddy Garcia, ULM Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Ryan Rossner, SFA Keith Chapman, UNT Billy Hayes, SHSU Lance Wiley, MCN Don Stump, MCN Blake Bercegeay, MCN Jerry Pope, LTU Kyle Leisher, NICH

Years 1992-95 1996-99 1984-87 1988-91 2000-01, 03-04 1985-89 1985-88 1985-88 1978-81 2005-08 1973-76 1997-00

A 119 119 100 132 163 131 118 137 132 160

Years 2006-09 1997-00 1989-91 2008-10 1996-99 2005-08 1988-91 1985-89 1997-00 2005-08

FGM 50 47 38 38 66 48 57 49 46 39

% 98.3 98.3 98.0 97.7 96.9 96.9 95.8 95.6 94.7 94.4

Name, School Barry Bowman, LTU Pat Neck, MCN John Starnes, UNT Jim Poirier, MCN Mike Marlow, LU Ron Boyette, TRIN Bart Bradley, SHSU Ricky Fernandez, LU Chad McCarty, ULM Ryan Klaus, SHSU

FGM 66 66 57 56 50 49 48 47 47 46

Name, School Chris McDonald, TXST Chad Stanley, SFA Patrick Dolan, NICH Ryan Klaus, SHSU Cory Elolf, TXST Don Stump, MCN Drew Nelson, SFA Bruce Gartman, ASU Bart Bradley, SHSU Matt Allen, TROY

FGA 100 94 88 82 77 71 71 70 69 69 69 69

Name, School Years Toby Zeigler, NWLA 2002-05 Claude Stewart, SHSU 1989-92 Billy Anderson, SHSU 1986-88 Wenford Wilborn, LTU 1971-74 Lawrence Anderson, LTU 1974-77 Nat Durant, ULL 1975-78 B.J. Sams, MCN 2000-03 Marcus Camper, UNT 1985-88 Brandon Closner, SHSU 2009-10 Three players tied

FGA 68 64 53 54 94 69 82 71 69 58

Total Punts

Years 1983-86 1990-93 1981-84 1987-90 1978-81 1967-70 1986-89 1982-85 1989-92 1995-98

Punts 301 293 286 284 270 269 264 261 260 255

Punt Average (minimum 100 punts, two seasons) Years 2006-07 1996-98 2007-10 1995-98 2003-05 1978-81 2008-11 1980-82 1986-89 1997-00

Punt Returns

% 73.5 73.4 71.7 70.4 70.2 69.6 69.5 69.0 66.7 67.2

No. — 178 165 225 147 236 203 210 264 219

Avg. 44.7 43.3 43.1 42.1 41.9 41.5 41.3 41.2 41.2 41.0

Ret. 109 103 94 91 87 85 84 82 79 75

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Name, School Jeff Turner, SLU Lawrence Tynes, TROY Eric Roberts, MCN Eddie Carmona, UCA Shonz LaFrenz, MCN Blake Bercegeay, MCN Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Keith Chapman, UNT Kyle Leisher, NICH Cory Long, SFA

PAT Kick Percentage (minimum 100 attempts, two seasons)

Name, School Billy Hayes, SHSU Andrew Ireland, TXST Miguel Antonio, SHSU Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Jose Larios, MCN Lawrence Tynes, TROY Don Stump, MCN Tommy Hebert, NWLA Eddie Carmona, UCA Blake Bercegeay, MCN

Field Goal Percentage (minimum 50 attempts)

No. 163 160 150 144 137 137 134 132 132 131

History & Records

Name, School Jose Larios, MCN Blake Bercegeay, MCN John Marino, MCN Jerry Pope, LTU Ryan Rossner, SFA Tommy Hebert, NWLA Shonz LaFrenz, MCN Eddie Carmona, UCA Chuck Rawlinson, SFA Lawrence Tynes, TROY

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Career Top 10 Name, School Toby Zeigler, NWLA B.J. Sams, MCN Billy Anderson, SHSU Steven Whitehead, MCN KaRon Coleman, SFA Lawrence Anderson, LTU Tony Tompkins, SFA Brandon Closner, SHSU Marcus Camper, UNT Terry Whiting, ASU

Punt Return Yards Years 2002-05 2000-03 1986-88 2004-08 1996-99 1974-77 2002-04 2009-10 1985-88 1968-71

Punt Return Average (minimum 50 attempts)

Name, School Toby Zeigler, NWLA Eurosius Parker, JSU KaRon Coleman, SFA David Plaisance, NICH Terry Whiting, ASU Steven Whitehead, MCN Donnie Ashley, MCN B.J. Sams, MCN Steve Hanschen, ASU Zack Bronson, MCN

Years 2002-05 1995-99 1996-99 2001-04 1968-71 2004-08 1995-97 2000-03 1976-79 1993-96

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142

Name, School Years Richard Ellender, MCN 1975-78 B.J. Sams, MCN 2000-03 Terrence McGee, NWLA 1999-2002 Donnie Ashley, MCN 1995-97 Troy Jones, MCN 1988-89 Cisco Richard, ULM 1987-90 Marcus Camper, UNT 1985-88 Eight athletes tied

Name, School Isaiah Jackson , UCA Karrington Bush, TXST Jeff Steele, ULM Flip Johnson, MCN Chika Madu, NICH Mike McArthur, MCN Red Jones, SHSU Brandon Closner, SHSU Gralyn Crawford, SFA Steven Whitehead, MCN Darryl Pounds, NICH Stevie Smith, SHSU

Kickoff Returns

Years 2008-11 2006-09 1986-89 1983-86 2010-11 1975-78 1992-94 2009-10 2009-pres 2004-08 1991-94 2002-05

Kickoff Return Yards

Yds. 1,361 922 852 849 792 787 754 753 751 748

Name, School Karrington Bush, TXST Isaiah Jackson, UCA Chika Madu, NICH Jeff Steele, ULM Gralyn Crawford, SFA Flip Johnson, MCN Brandon Closner, SHSU Steven Whitehead, MCN Dennis Smith, NWLA Mike McArthur, MCN

Avg. 12.49 12.43 12.00 11.55 11.33 11.32 11.15 10.97 10.57 10.34

Name, School Jordan Wells, SLU Gralyn Crawford , SFA B.J. Sams, MCN Chika Madu, NICH Brandon Closner, SHSU Contrevious Parks, SFA Dennis Smith, NWLA Rodney Smith, ULL Isaiah Jackson, UCA Stevie Smith, SHSU

TDs 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

Ret. 106 99 96 89 86 79 73 72 72 71 71 71

Years 2007-10 2008-11 2010-11 1986-89 2009-pres 1983-86 2009-10 2004-08 1986-89 1975-78

Kickoff Return Average (minimum 50 attempts) Years 2010-11 2009-pres 2000-03 2010-11 2009-10 2006-09 1986-89 1978-80 2008-11 2002-05

Kick Returns for Touchdowns

Name, School Years Gralyn Crawford, SFA 2009-pres William Davis, MCN 1995-98 Michael High, UNT 1991-94 Harold LaFitte, LU 1962-65 Chika Madu, NICH 2010-11 Several athletes tied

Name, School Claude Mathis, TXST Karrington Bush, TXST Larry Centers, SFA Toby Zeigler, NWLA B.J. Sams, MCN Buford Jordan, MCN Gralyn Crawford, SFA Steven Whitehead, MCN Cisco Richard, ULM Clarence Matthews, NWLA

All-Purpose Yards

Years 1994-97 2007-10 1987-89 2002-05 2000-03 1980-83 2009-pres 2004-08 1987-90 1992-95

Yds. 2,531 2,430 2,076 2,058 1,855 1,805 1,734 1,716 1,642 1,630

Avg. 26.60 25.76 25.16 24.14 24.08 23.58 23.46 23.40 22.92 22.63

TDs 4 2 2 2 2 1

Yds. 7,264 6,211 5,029 5,025 4,903 4,888 4,882 4,855 4,712 4,651


Career Top 10 Interceptions

Interception Return Yards

Name, School Zack Bronson, MCN Ron Irving, ULL Terry Whiting, ASU Billy Blakeman, MCN Jestin Love, UCA Dennis Meyer, ASU Cedric Walker, SFA Dick Ritchey, ASU Keldrick Holman, SFA Rod Gulley, MCN

Years 1993-96 1976-78 1968-71 1970-73 2010-11 1968-71 1990-93 1964-67 2003-06 2000-03

No. 27 25 25 19 19 19 19 16 16 15

Yds 455 384 374 330 236 233 230 226 225 214

Interception Return Average Avg. 26.42 23.00 23.28 21.45 23.95 22.00 21.83 20.21 19.90 18.83

Name, School Andre Carron, NWLA Doug Landry, LTU Jerry Muckensturm, ASU David Temple, SFA Charles Ayro, MCN Terry Irving, MCN Greg Pitts, TXST Brad Fulks, TXST Bill Bergey, ASU Ron Smith, ASU

Name, School Walter Johnson, LTU Andre Finley, SHSU Tim Knicky, SFA C.J. Carroll, TXST Bryan Smith, MCN Greg Necaise, NWLA Marvin Neloms, ASU Reggie Lowe, TROY James Folston, ULM Anthony Williams, ULM

Total Tackles

Years 1988-91 1982-85 1972-75 1988-91 1995-98 1990-93 1999-02 1985-88 1965-68 1976-79

Quarterback Sacks Years 1983-86 1986-89 2006-09 1997-00 2005-07 1989-90 1983-86 1994-97 1990-93 1987-90

TDs 3 3 3 3 2

TDs 521 509 493 492 486 461 447 441 436 422

Sacks 38.0 36.0 32.5 32.0 31.0 28.5 28.0 28.0 27.0 26.0

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(minimum five returns, two seasons) Name, School Years Lardarius Webb, NICH 2007-08 Clifford Ivory, TROY 1995-97 Terry Whiting, ASU 1968-71 Jestin Love, UCA 2010-11 Zack Bronson, MCN 1993-96 Duriel Adams, SLU 2005-06 Marcus Clark, TXST 2007-09 Ron Irving, ULL 1976-78 Daxton Swanson, SHSU 2009-pres Curtis Strong , SLU 2006,08-10

Interception Returns for Touchdowns

Name, School Years Jestin Love, UCA 2010-11 Lardarius Webb, NICH 2007-08 Rod Gulley, MCN 2000-03 Ron Irving, ULL 1976-78 Several athletes tied

History & Records

Name, School Years Dennis Meyer, ASU 1968-71 Billy Blakeman, MCN 1970-73 Cedric Walker, SFA 1990-93 Dick Ritchey, ASU 1964-67 Charles Jefferson, MCN 1975-78 Ron Irving, ULL 1976-78 Zack Bronson, MCN 1993-96 Terry Whiting, ASU 1968-71 Doyle Adams, LTU 1982-85 Four athletes tied

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Rushing

144

Most Attempts Game:   46 Theron McClendon, MCN vs. Louisiana Tech, 1979 46 Claude Mathis, TXST vs. Jacksonville State, 1997 Season: 315 Larry Centers, Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Career: 882 Claude Mathis, Texas State, 1994-97

Most Interceptions Thrown Game:    6 Scott Stoker, NWLA vs. Sam Houston State, 1989 6 Gene Bradley, ASU vs. Southern Miss., 1979 Season: 23 Tommy Tomlin, Lamar, 1969 23 Todd Hammel, Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Career: 69 Jim Lindsey, Abilene Christian, 1967-70

Most Net Yards Game: 310 Claude Mathis, TXST vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1997 Season: 1,644 Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State, 2011 Career: 4,694 Claude Mathis, Texas State, 1994-97

Highest Completion Percentage Game: 92.3 Steve Haynes, LTU vs. UT Arlington, 1975 Season: 68.0 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2009 Career: 67.6 Nathan Brown1, Central Arkansas, 2005-08

Most Touchdowns Game:    7 Jessie Burton, MCN vs. Southern Utah, 1998 Season: 22 Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State, 2011 Career: 52 Charles McDaniel, Louisiana Tech, 1971-74

Passing

Receiving

Most Receptions Game:    16 Jackie Harris, ULM vs. Lamar, 1988 Season:   118 Duane Brooks, Stephen F. Austin, 2009 Career: 229 Simmie Yarborough, Southeastern La., 2008-11

Most Attempts Game:    85 Jeremy Moses, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 2008 Season:   598 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2008 Career: 1,893 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2007-10

Most Yards Gained Game:   247 Ronald Bonner, JSU vs. SW Missouri, 1997 Season: 1,383 Jarrod Fuller, Sam Houston State, 2004 Career: 3,273 Matt Dominguez, Sam Houston State, 1997-00

Most Completions Game: 57 Jeremy Moses, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 2008 Season: 385 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2009 Career: 1,184 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2007-10

Most Touchdowns Game:   4 Matt Dominguez, SHSU vs. Nicholls, 1999 4 Cameron Luke, TXST vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2007 Season: 18 Dominique Edison, Stephen F. Austin, 2008 Career: 32 Cameron Luke, Texas State, 2006-08

Most Yards Gained Game:   619 Doug Pederson, ULM vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Season: 5,364 Todd Hammel, Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Career: 13,401 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2007-10 Most Touchdowns Game:    8 Todd Hammel, SFA vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 1989 Season: 48 Todd Hammel, Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Career: 121 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2007-10

Total Offense

Most Plays Game: 93 Jeremy Moses, SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 2008 Season: 696 Todd Hammel, Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Career: 2,034 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2007-10 Most Yards Gained Game:   598 Dustin Long, SHSU vs. McNeese State, 2004 Season: 5,294 Todd Hammel, Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Career: 13,201 Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin, 2007-10 Most Points Game:   42 42 Season: 144 Career: 356

Scoring Jessie Burton, MCN vs. Southern Utah, 1998 Steve Burks, ASU vs. Abilene Christian, 1973 Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State, 2011 Jose Larios, McNeese State, 1992-95

Most Touchdowns Game: 7 Brady Attaway, SFA vs. Nicholls State, 2011  7 Jessie Burton, MCN vs. Southern Utah, 1998 7 Steve Burks, ASU vs. Abilene Christian, 1973 Season: 24 Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State, 2011 Career: 59 Brent Grimes1, Central Arkansas, 2006-09 Most Extra Points Game: 12 Tommy Hebert, NWLA vs. Southeastern La., 2003 12 Evan Engwall, SFA vs. Texas College, 2009 Season:   57 Lance Garner, Sam Houston State, 2004 57 Andrew Ireland, Texas State, 2008 Career: 158 Jose Larios, McNeese State, 1992-95

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Individual Records Most Field Goals Made Game: 6 Jeff Turner, SLU at Texas State, 2007 Season: 25 Shonz LaFrenz, McNeese State, 1997 Career: 66 Jose Larios, McNeese State, 1992-95 66 Shonz LaFrenz, McNeese State, 1996-99

History & Records

Consecutive Kicks Made FGs: 14 Eddie Carmona, Central Arkansas, 2008-09 PATs: 93 Jose Larios, McNeese State, 1992-95

Pass Interceptions

Most Interceptions Game:   4 by three individuals Season: 11 Dennis Meyer, Arkansas State, 1970 Career: 27 Dennis Meyer, Arkansas State, 1968-71 Most Yards Gained Game: 122 Jarrod Dale, UCA vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2007 Season: 253 Zack Bronson, McNeese State, 1993 Career: 455 Zack Bronson, McNeese State, 1993-96 Most Sacks Game: Season: Career:

Quarterback Sacks 5 5 18 38

Willie Jefferson, SFA vs. Northwestern State, 2011 Bryan Smith, MCN vs. West Virginia Tech, 2006 Roderick Stansell, Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Walter Johnson, Louisiana Tech, 1983-86

Punting

Most Yards Game: 601 Bruce Gartman, ASU vs. Southern Miss., 1980 Season: 3,727 Pat Neck, McNeese State, 1991 Career: 11,441 Barry Bowman, Louisiana Tech, 1983-86 Highest Average Game: 63.5 Patrick Dolan, NICH vs. Northwestern State, 2007 Season: 46.6 Chad Stanley, Stephen F. Austin, 1998 Career: 44.7 Chris McDonald, Texas State, 2006-07

Punt Returns

Most Returns Game:   10 B.J. Sams, MCN vs. Montana, 2002 Season: 51 Steve Hanschen, Arkansas State, 1978 Career: 109 Toby Zeigler, Northwestern State, 2002-05 Most Yards Gained Game: 156 Toby Zeigler, NWLA vs. SW Oklahoma, 2002 Season: 528 Donnie Ashley, McNeese State, 1997 Career: 1,361 Toby Zeigler, Northwestern State, 2002-05 Most Touchdowns Game: 2 Tony Jones, SHSU vs. Ouachita Baptist, 2004 Season: 3 Terrence McGee, Northwestern State, 2000 3 Donnie Ashley, McNeese State, 1997 3 Troy Jones, McNeese State, 1989 Career: 4 Richard Ellender, McNeese State, 1975-78

Most Returns Game: 9 9 9 9 9 Season: 52 52 Career: 106

Kickoff Returns Jordan Wells, SLU vs. Northwestern State, 2011 Chika Madu, NICH vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2011 Jordan Wells, SLU vs. Central Arkansas, 2011 Gralyn Crawford, SFA vs. Villanova, 2010 Flip Johnson, MCN vs. Northern Iowa, 1986 Jordan Wells, Southeastern La., 2011 Chika Madu, Nicholls State, 2011 Isaiah Jackson, Central Arkansas, 2008-11

Most Yards Gained Game:   304 Chika Madu, NICH vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2011 Season: 1,383 Jordan Wells, Southeastern La., 2011 Career: 2,531 Karrington Bush, Texas State, 2007-10 Most Touchdowns Game: 2 Chika Madu, NICH vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2011 Season: 3 Gralyn Crawford, Stephen F. Austin, 2010 Career: 4 Gralyn Crawford, Stephen F. Austin, 2009-present

Miscellaneous

Most Fumble Recoveries Game: 3 by several individuals Season: 7 Jim Pinegar, Louisiana-Lafayette, 1974 Career: Not established Most Blocked Punts Game: 3 Stacy Price, ASU vs. UT Arlington, 1981 3 Clevon Johnson, ASU vs. Tenn-Martin, 1980 Season: 8 Jimmy Lisko, Arkansas State, 1975 Career: 8 Jimmy Lisko, Arkansas State, 1975 Most Blocked Kicks (Punts, FGs, PATs) Game: 3 Adrian Hardy, NWLA vs. Arkansas State, 1992 Season:    8 Jimmy Lisko, Arkansas State, 1975 Career: 17 Leonard Smith, McNeese State, 1980-82

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Most Punts Game:   15 Ricky Gohlke, LU vs. Arkansas State, 1975 Season:   91 Pat Neck, McNeese State, 1991 Career: 301 Barry Bowman, Louisiana Tech, 1983-86

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History & Records

Most Attempts Game:   81 Several times Season: 746 Arkansas State, 1975

Most Punts Game: 15 LU vs. Arkansas State, 1975 Season: 89 Louisiana-Lafayette, 1978

Most Touchdowns Game: 11 MCN vs. West Virginia Tech, 2006 Season: 46 Sam Houston State, 2011

Most Yards Game:   601 ASU vs. Southern Miss., 1980 Season: 3,559 Arkansas State, 1980

Passing Offense

Most Attempts Game:   85 SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 2008 Season: 630 Stephen F. Austin, 2008 Most Completions Game:   57 SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 2008 Season: 410 Stephen F. Austin, 2009

Most Touchdowns Game:   8 SFA vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 1989 8 UCA vs. Texas State, 2007 Season: 48 Stephen F. Austin, 1989

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Most Net Yards Game:   621 ASU vs. Tennessee-Martin, 1984 Season: 3,839 Sam Houston State, 2011

Most Yards Gained Game:   619 ULM vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Season: 5,435 Stephen F. Austin, 1989

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Most Field Goals Game: 6 SLU vs. Texas State, 2007 Season: 24 Louisiana Tech, 1985

Most Interceptions Thrown Game:   9 LTU vs. UT Arlington, 1972 Season: 32 Trinity, 1969 Fewest Interceptions Thrown Season: 3 Nicholls State, 2003 and 2005 Highest Completion Percentage Season: 68.3 Stephen F. Austin, 2009

Total Offense

Most Plays Game: 116 SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 2008 Season: 1,117 Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Most Yards Gained Game:   717 SFA vs. Sam Houston State, 1999 Season: 7,324 Stephen F. Austin, 1989

Scoring Offense

Most Points Game:   92 SFA vs. Texas College, 2009 Season: 569 Stephen F. Austin, 1989

Most Touchdowns Game: 13 SFA vs. Texas College, 2009 Season: 76 Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Most Extra Points Game: 12 NWLA vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2003 12 SFA vs. Texas College, 2009 Season: 71 Stephen F. Austin, 1989

Highest Average Season: 46.6 Stephen F. Austin, 1998

Punt Returns

Most Returns Game:   13 SFA vs. Prairie View A&M, 1988 Season: 57 Trinity, 1967 Most Yards Gained Game: 196 SFA vs. Prairie View, 1988 Season: 632 Northwestern State, 2002 Most Touchdowns Season: 4 Sam Houston State, 2000 Most Returns Game: 11 11 11 11 Season: 76

Kickoff Returns NICH vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2011  TXST vs. New Mexico, 2003 JSU vs. McNeese State, 2001 MCN vs. Miami, 2000 Stephen F. Austin, 2008

Most Yards Gained Game:   361 NICH vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2011 Season: 1,549 Southeastern La., 2011 Most Touchdowns Season: 3 Stephen F. Austin, 2010

Miscellaneous

Most First Downs Game:   38 TXST vs. Jacksonville State, 1997 Season: 324 Stephen F. Austin, 1989 Most Fumbles Game: 13 ASU vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga, 1981 Season: 65 UT Arlington, 1978 Most Fumbles Lost Game:   6 NICH vs. Texas State, 2000 6 UNT vs. McNeese State, 1984 6 ASU vs. UT Arlington, 1981   6 ASU vs. UT Arlington, 1979 Season: 35 Nicholls State, 2011 Fewest Fumbles Lost Season: 5 Stephen F. Austin, 1999 Most Touchdowns on Blocked Punts Game: 2 SHSU vs. Northwestern State, 1992


Team Records Most Penalties Game: 23 SFA vs. Texas State, 1989 Season: 130 Northwestern State, 2004

Lowest Completion Percentage Allowed Season: 31.5 Abilene Christian, 1971

Fewest Penalties Season: 37 UT Arlington, 1966

Fewest Plays Allowed Game:    39 ULM vs. Arkansas State, 1983 Season: 461 Arkansas State, 1964

Fewest Yards Penalized Season: 325 Abilene Christian, 1964 Win Streaks Overall: Southland:

23 16 16 15 19 16

Louisiana Tech, 1973-75 Sam Houston State, 2010-11 Arkansas State, 1969-71 Arkansas State, 1974-76 Louisiana Tech, 1972-75 McNeese State, 2001-04

Losing Streaks Overall: 15 13 13 13 13 Southland: 16 13

Louisiana-Lafayette, 1973-74 UT Arlington, 1970-71 Lamar, 1985-86 Nicholls State, 1984-85 Northwestern State, 2009-10 Lamar, 1984-86 Lamar, 1975-77

Fewest Yards Allowed Game:    -9 NWLA vs. Texas Southern, 2004 Season: 1,754 Trinity, 1966

Scoring Defense

Fewest Points Allowed Season: 59 Louisiana Tech, 1973 Fewest Touchdowns Allowed Season: 8 Louisiana Tech, 1973 Fewest Extra Points Allowed Season: 8 Louisiana Tech, 1973 Fewest Field Goals Allowed Season: 1 Louisiana Tech, 1973

Consecutive Shutouts Quarters: 13 McNeese State, 1985 Games:    3 McNeese State, 1985

Defensive Pass Interceptions

Fewest Net Yards Allowed Game: -54 NICH vs. Bethel College, 2003 Season:   612 Trinity, 1967

Most Yards Gained Game: 238 NICH vs. Northwestern State, 2007 Season: 458 Nicholls State, 2007

Fewest Touchdowns Allowed Season: 4 McNeese State, 1985

Passing Defense

Fewest Attempts Allowed Game: 3 NICH vs. McNeese St., 2005 3 NICH vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2005 3 SHSU vs. Nicholls State, 2002 3 NWLA vs. Nicholls State, 2000 3 ASU vs. Memphis State, 1982 3 LTU vs. West Texas State, 1981 3 LTU vs. Arkansas State, 1975 Season: 122 Arkansas State, 1964 Fewest Completions Allowed Game:    0 LTU vs. West Texas State, 1981 Season: 53 Arkansas State, 1965 Fewest Yards Allowed Game:   -7 LU vs. Trinity, 1967 Season: 581 Arkansas State, 1964 Fewest Touchdowns Allowed Season: 2 Several times

Miscellaneous

Fewest First Downs Allowed Game:   1 NWLA vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State, 2003 Season: 93 Trinity, 1966 Most Fumbles Caused Game: 13 LU vs. Texas Southern, 1980 Season: 49 Northwestern State, 1991 Most Fumbles Recovered Game:    8 LU vs. Texas Southern, 1980   8 LU vs. McNeese State, 1968 Season: 30 Louisiana-Lafayette, 1977 30 Lamar, 1968 Most Turnovers Recovered Game: Not established Season: 43 Northwestern State, 1991 (23 fumbles, 20 INTs) Most Blocked Kicks Season: 11 Arkansas State, 1975 Most Defensive Touchdowns Game: 4 NWLA vs. Southeastern La., 2003 4 NICH vs. Northwestern State, 2007 Season: 12 Northwestern State, 2003

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Fewest Attempts Allowed Game:    9 SHSU vs. Stephen F. Austin, 2011 Season: 313 Northwestern State, 2006

Most Interceptions Game:   9 UTA vs. Louisiana Tech, 1972 Season: 32 Arkansas State, 1969 32 UT Arlington, 1969

Rushing Defense

History & Records

Most Yards Penalized Game: 223 SFA vs. Texas State, 1989 Season: 1,219 McNeese State, 2002

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1982

Sports Network 1. Eastern Kentucky 2. Louisiana Tech 3. Delaware 4. Tennessee Tech 5. Eastern Illinois 6. Furman 7. South Carolina State 8. Jackson State 9. Colgate 10. Grambling 11. Idaho 12. Northern Illinois 13. Holy Cross 14. Bowling Green 15. Boise State 16. Western Michigan 17. Tenn. Chattanooga 18. Northwestern State 19. Montana 20. Lafayette

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Sports Network 1. Southern Illinois 2. Furman 3. Holy Cross 4. North Texas 5. Indiana State 6. Eastern Illinois 7. Colgate 8. Eastern Kentucky 9. Western Carolina 10. Grambling 11. Nevada-Reno 12. Idaho State 13. Boston University Louisiana-Monroe 15. Jackson State 16. Middle Tennessee 17. Tennessee State 18. South Carolina State 19. Mississippi Valley St. 20. New Hampshire

1984

Sports Network 1. Alcorn State 2. Montana State Rhode Island 4. Boston University 5. Indiana State 6. Middle Tennessee Mississippi Valley State 8. Eastern Kentucky 9. Louisiana Tech 10. Arkansas State 11. New Hampshire 12. Richmond 13. Murray State 14. Western Carolina 15. Holy Cross 16. Furman 17. Tenn.-Chattanooga

18. Northern Iowa 19. Delaware 20. McNeese State

1985

Sports Network 1. Middle Tennessee 2. Furman Nevada 4. Northern Iowa 5. Idaho 6. Arkansas State 7. Rhode Island 8. Grambling 9. Georgia Southern 10. Akron 11. Eastern Washington 12. Appalachian State Delaware State 14. Louisiana Tech 15. Jackson State 16. William & Mary 17. Murray State 18. Richmond 19. Eastern Kentucky 20. Alcorn State

1986

Sports Network 1. Nevada 2. Arkansas State 3. Eastern Illinois 4. Georgia Southern 5. Holy Cross 6. Appalachian State 7. Pennsylvania 8. William & Mary 9. Jackson State 10. Eastern Kentucky 11. Sam Houston State 12. Nicholls State 13. Delaware 14. Tennessee State 15. Furman 16. Idaho 17. Southern Illinois 18. Murray State 19. Connecticut 20. North Carolina A&T

1987

Sports Network 1. Holy Cross 2. Appalachian State 3. Louisiana-Monroe 4. Northern Iowa 5. Idaho 6. Georgia Southern 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. James Madison 9. Jackson State 10. Weber State 11. Western Kentucky 12. Arkansas State 13. Maine 14. Marshall

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Youngstown State North Texas Richmond Howard Sam Houston State Delaware State

1988

Sports Network 1. Idaho 2. Georgia Southern 3. Western Illinois 4. Furman 5. Jackson State 6. Marshall 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Northwestern State 9. Stephen F. Austin 10. Massachusetts North Texas 12. Boise State Western Kentucky 14. The Citadel 15. Delaware 16. Montana 17. Middle Tennessee 18. Florida A&M 19. Holy Cross 20. Grambling

1989

Sports Network 1. Georgia Southern 2. Furman 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Holy Cross Idaho 6. Montana 7. Appalachian State 8. Maine 9. Missouri State 10. Middle Tennessee William & Mary 12. Eastern Kentucky 13. Grambling 14. Youngstown State 15. Eastern Illinois 16. Villanova 17. Jackson State 18. Connecticut 19. Nevada 20. Northern Iowa

1990

Sports Network 1. Middle Tennessee 2. Youngstown State 3. Georgia Southern 4. Nevada 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. Missouri State 7. William & Mary 8. Holy Cross 9. Massachusetts 10. Boise State 11. Northern Iowa

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Furman Idaho Louisiana-Monroe The Citadel Jackson State Dartmouth Central Florida New Hampshire North Carolina A&T

1991

Sports Network 1. Nevada 2. Eastern Kentucky 3. Holy Cross 4. Northern Iowa 5. Alabama State 6. Delaware 7. Villanova 8. Marshall 9. Middle Tennessee 10. Samford 11. New Hampshire 12. Sam Houston State 13. Youngstown State 14. Western Illinois 15. Weber State 16. James Madison 17. Appalachian State 18. Louisiana-Monroe 19. McNeese State 20. The Citadel Furman

1992

Sports Network 1. Louisiana-Monroe The Citadel 3. Northern Iowa 4. Middle Tennessee 5. Idaho 6. Marshall 7. Youngstown State 8. Delaware 9. Samford 10. Villanova 11. McNeese State 12. Eastern Kentucky 13. William & Mary 14. Eastern Washington 15. Florida A&M 16. Appalachian State 17. North Carolina A&T 18. Alcorn State 19. Liberty 20. Western Illinois

1993

Sports Network 1. Troy State 2. Georgia Southern 3. Montana 4. Louisiana-Monroe 5. McNeese State 6. Boston University 7. Youngstown State

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Howard Marshall William & Mary Idaho Central Florida Northern Iowa Stephen F. Austin Southern Pennsylvania Eastern Kentucky Delaware Western Kentucky Eastern Washington North Carolina A&T Tennessee Tech Alcorn State Towson State Massachusetts

1994

Sports Network 1. Youngstown State 2. Boise State 3. Marshall 4. Montana 5. Eastern Kentucky 6. McNeese State 7. James Madison 8. Idaho 9. Appalachian State 10. Boston University 11. Northern Iowa 12. Troy 13. New Hampshire 14. Pennsylvania 15. North Texas 16. Middle Tennessee 17. Grambling 18. Alcorn State 19. William & Mary 20. Central Florida 21. Stephen F. Austin 22. Hofstra 23. South Carolina State 24. Western Illinois 25. Northern Arizona

1995

Sports Network 1. Montana 2. Marshall 3. McNeese State 4. Stephen F. Austin 5. Appalachian State 6. Delaware 7. Troy 8. Southern 9. Murray State 10. Hofstra 11. Georgia Southern 12. Eastern Kentucky 13. Northern Iowa 14. Eastern Illinois 15. James Madison 16. Jackson State 17. Florida A&M


Southland in Final Polls 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Idaho William & Mary Richmond Boise State Northern Arizona Connecticut Indiana State Middle Tennessee

2000

Sports Network 1. Georgia Southern 2. Montana 3. Delaware 4. Appalachian State 5. Western Kentucky 6. Richmond 7. Hofstra 8. Lehigh 9. Troy 10. Furman 11. Youngstown State 12. Western Illinois

Grambling Florida A&M Portland State McNeese State Eastern Illinois Weber State Northern Iowa Bethune-Cookman North Carolina A&T Tennessee Tech Wofford Illinois State Texas State

2001

Sports Network 1. Montana 2. Furman 3. Georgia Southern 4. Northern Iowa 5. Lehigh 6. Appalachian State 7. Sam Houston State 8. Grambling 9. Eastern Illinois 10. Maine 11. Hofstra 12. Western Kentucky 13. McNeese State 14. Northwestern State 15. Youngstown State 16. Northern Arizona 17. William & Mary 18. Eastern Kentucky 19. Harvard 20. Villanova 21. Rhode Island 22. Florida A&M 23. Tennessee Tech 24. Pennsylvania 25. Tennessee State

2002

Sports Network 1. Western Kentucky 2. McNeese State 3. Georgia Southern 4. Villanova 5. Western Illinois 6. Maine 7. Montana 8. Grambling 9. Furman 10. Appalachian State 11. Northeastern 12. Fordham 13. Eastern Illinois 14. Wofford 15. Bethune-Cookman 16. Northwestern State 17. Pennsylvania 18. Idaho State 19. Montana State 20. Murray State 21. Eastern Kentucky 22. Gardner-Webb 23. Nicholls State 24. Southeast Missouri 25. Colgate

2003

Sports Network 1. Delaware 2. Colgate 3. Wofford 4. Florida Atlantic 5. Northern Iowa 6. Western Illinois 7. Western Kentucky 8. McNeese State 9. Southern Illinois 10. Northern Arizona 11. Massachusetts 12. Penn 13. Southern 14. Montana 15. Bethune-Cookman 16. North Carolina A&T 17. Grambling 18. Jacksonville State 19. Northern Colorado 20. Northeastern 21. Montana State 22. Idaho State 23. Lehigh 24. Georgia Southern 25. Villanova

2004

Sports Network 1. James Madison 2. Montana 3. William & Mary 4. Sam Houston State 5. Furman 6. New Hampshire 7. Delaware 8. Eastern Washington 9. Southern Illinois 10. Georgia Southern 11. Western Kentucky 12. Hampton 13. Harvard 14. Jacksonville State 15. Lehigh 16. Cal Poly 17. Northwestern State 18. Wofford 19. Lafayette 20. Alabama State 21. Penn 22. South Carolina State 23. North Dakota State 24. Coastal Carolina 25. Northern Iowa

2005

Sports Network 1. Appalachian State 2. Northern Iowa 3. Furman 4. Texas State 5. New Hampshire 6. Cal Poly 7. Southern Illinois 8. Richmond 9. Georgia Southern 10. Hampton 11. Grambling State

12. Montana 13. Eastern Washington 14. Youngstown State 15. Brown 16. Eastern Illinois 17. Nicholls State 18. Montana State 19. Massachusetts 20. South Carolina State 21. Lafayette 22. Illinois State 23. Colgate 24. Coastal Carolina 25. James Madison

2006

Sports Network 1. Appalachian State 2. Massachusetts 3. Montana 4. Youngstown State 5. North Dakota State 6. New Hampshire 7. Southern Illinois 8. Illinois State 9. James Madison 10. Montana State 11. Hampton 12. Furman 13. Tennessee-Martin 14. Coastal Carolina 15. Eastern Illinois 16. Cal Poly 17. Northern Iowa 18. Princeton 19. Portland State 20. San Diego 21. McNeese State 22. South Dakota State 23. Wofford 24. Central Arkansas 25. Yale

2007

Sports Network 1. Appalachian State 2. Delaware 3. Southern Illinois 4. Northern Iowa 5. Richmond 6. Wofford 7. Massachussetts 8. Eastern Washington 9. North Dakota State 10. Montana 11. McNeese State 12. James Madison 13. Eastern Kentucky 14. New Hampshire 15. Delaware State 16. Youngstown State 17. Georgia Southern 18. Eastern Illinois 19. South Dakota State 20. Fordham 21. Harvard 22. Yale 23. Elon 24. Cal Poly 25. Grambling State

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1997

Sports Network 1. Youngstown State 2. McNeese State 3. Delaware 4. Eastern Washington 5. Villanova 6. Western Illinois 7. Western Kentucky 8. Georgia Southern 9. Hampton 10. Florida A&M 11. Southern 12. Montana 13. Jackson State 14. Hofstra 15. Eastern Kentucky 16. Cal Poly 17. Northwestern State 18. Stephen F. Austin 19. South Carolina State 20. Liberty 21. Eastern Illinois 22. Appalachian State 23. Dayton 24. Northeastern 25. Colgate

1999

Sports Network 1. Georgia Southern 2. Youngstown State 3. Illinois State 4. Florida A&M 5. Hofstra 6. Troy 7. Massachusetts 8. Montana 9. Appalachian State North Carolina A&T 11. Tennessee State 12. Furman 13. James Madison 14. Lehigh 15. Northern Iowa 16. Northern Arizona 17. Southern 18. Colgate 19. Jackson State 20. Portland State 21. Elon 22. Stephen F. Austin 23. South Florida 24. Villanova 25. Brown

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

History & Records

1996

Sports Network 1. Marshall 2. Montana 3. Northern Iowa 4. Troy 5. William & Mary 6. Murray State 7. East Tennessee State 8. Northern Arizona 9. Furman 10. Delaware 11. Jackson State 12. Villanova 13. Western Illinois 14. Florida A&M 15. Nicholls State 16. Eastern Illinois 17. New Hampshire 18. Youngstown State 19. Dartmouth 20. Howard 21. Stephen F. Austin 22. Appalachian State 23. Missouri State 24. Dayton 25. James Madison

1998

Sports Network 1. Massachusetts 2. Georgia Southern 3. Northwestern State 4. Western Illinois 5. Florida A&M 6. Appalachian State 7. Lehigh 8. McNeese State 9. Connecticut 10. Richmond 11. Hampton 12. Tennessee State 13. Troy 14. Southern 15. Montana 16. Illinois State 17. William & Mary 18. Bethune-Cookman 19. Western Kentucky 20. Hoftstra 21. Colgate 22. South Florida 23. Delaware 24. Murray State 25. Montana State

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Southland in Final Polls FCS Coaches 1. Appalachian State 2. Delaware 3. Southern Illinois 4. Richmond 5. Northern Iowa 6. Massachussetts 7. James Madison 8. Eastern Washington 9. North Dakota State 10. Wofford 11. McNeese State 12. Montana 13. Eastern Kentucky 14. New Hampshire 15. Eastern Illinois 16. Delaware State 17. Youngstown State 18. Georgia Southern 19. Fordham 20. Harvard 21. Yale 22. South Dakota State 23. Elon 24. Grambling 25. Dayton

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Sports Network 1. Richmond 2. Montana 3. James Madison 4. Northern Iowa 5. Appalachian State 6. Villanova 7. Weber State 8. New Hampshire 9. Wofford 10. Cal Poly 11. Southern Illinois 12. Central Arkansas 13. South Carolina State 14. Liberty 15. Harvard 16. Colgate 17. Elon 18. Maine 19. Eastern Kentucky 20. William & Mary 21. McNeese State 22. Texas State 23. Jacksonville State 24. Grambling State 25. Prairie View A&M

FCS Coaches 1. Richmond 2. Montana 3. James Madison 4. Northern Iowa 5. Appalachian State 6. Villanova 7. New Hampshire 8. Cal Poly 9. Weber State 10. Southern Illinois 11. Wofford 12. Central Arkansas 13. South Carolina State 14. Harvard 15. Liberty 16. Maine 17. Colgate 18. Eastern Kentucky 19. Elon 20. William and Mary 21. McNeese State 22. Jacksonville State 23. Texas State 24. Grambling State 25. Prairie View A&M

2009

Sports Network 1. Villanova 2. Montana 3. Appalachian State 4. William & Mary 5. Richmond 6. Southern Illinois 7. New Hampshire 8. South Carolina State 9. Elon 10. Stephen F. Austin 11. South Dakota State 12. McNeese State 13. Eastern Washington 14. Holy Cross 15. Prairie View A&M 16. Jacksonville State 17. Weber State 18. Northern Iowa 19. Eastern Illinois 20. Pennsylvania 21. Colgate 22. Liberty 23. Florida A&M 24. Lafayette 25. Texas State

FCS Coaches 1. Villanova 2. Montana 3. Appalachian State William & Mary 5. Richmond 6. Southern Illinois 7. New Hampshire 8. South Carolina State 9. Stephen F. Austin 10. Elon 11. South Dakota State 12. McNeese State 13. Eastern Washington 14. Holy Cross 15. Eastern Illinois 16. Jacksonville State 17. Weber State 18. Northern Iowa 19. Prairie View A&M 20. Colgate 21. Liberty 22. Florida A&M 23. Pennsylvania 24. Texas State 25. Lafayette

2010

Sports Network 1. Eastern Washington 2. Delaware 3. Villanova 4. Appalachian State 5. Georgia Southern 6. Wofford 7. New Hampshire 8. Stephen F. Austin 9. North Dakota State 10. William & Mary 11. Montana State 12. Jacksonville State 13. Southeast Missouri State 14. Lehigh 15. Bethune-Cookman 16. South Carolina State 17. Western Illinois 18. Pennsylvania 19. Northern Iowa 20. Montana 21. Liberty 22. Jacksonville 23. Grambling State 24. Cal Poly 25. Dayton

FCS Coaches 1. Eastern Washington 2. Delaware 3. Villanova 4. Appalachian State 5. Wofford 6. Georgia Southern 7. New Hampshire 8. William & Mary 9. North Dakota State 10. Stephen F. Austin 11. Montana State 12. Jacksonville State 13. Southeast Missouri State 14. Lehigh 15. Bethune-Cookman 16. Pennsylvania 17. South Carolina State 18. Northern Iowa 19. Liberty 20. Western Illinois 21. Montana 22. Jacksonville 23. Cal Poly 24. Grambling State 25. Dayton

2011

Sports Network 1. North Dakota State 2. Sam Houston State 3. Montana 4. Georgia Southern 5. Lehigh 6. Northern Iowa 7. Montana State 8. Maine 9. Towson 10. Old Dominion 11. New Hampshire 12. Appalachian State 13. Wofford 14. Central Arkansas 15. James Madison 16. Harvard 17. Delaware 18. Stony Brook 19. Norfolk State 20. Illinois State 21. Tennessee Tech 22. Jackson State 23. North Dakota 24. Eastern Kentucky 25. Liberty

FCS Coaches 1. North Dakota State 2. Sam Houston State 3. Georgia Southern 4. Montana 5. Northern Iowa 6. Lehigh 7. Montana State 8. Maine 9. Towson 10. Old Dominion 11. Appalachian State 12. New Hampshire 13. Wofford 14. James Madison 15. Central Arkansas 16. Stony Brook 17. Harvard 18. Norfolk State 19. Tennessee Tech 20. Delaware 21. Eastern Kentucky 22. Illinois State 23. Albany 24. Jackson State 25. Liberty


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One of the premiere leagues in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, the Southland Conference continues to emerge as a breeding ground for the future stars of the National Football League. From groundbreaking players such as Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Dean to the league’s newest crop of first-year hopefuls, the conference boasts a rich tradition of sending impact players to the NFL. For each of the Southland’s NFL-bound alumni, professional success starts in the classrooms and on the gridiron of the league’s eight active competing universities. Two programs each sent a rookie to camp in the summer of 2011. One of them reached the pinnacle. Former Nicholls State receiver Antonio Robinson, was one of five Southland Conference players who signed with an NFL team prior to the 2010 season, joined the Green Bay Packers as a free agent. He went on to become the 24th player from the conference to win a Super Bowl championship. A total of 47 former players from the Southland have 63 Super Bowl appearances between them. In the 2012 NFL Draft another Southland player was selected to join the league as Northwestern State cornerback Jeremy Lane was picked in the sixth round by the Seattle Seahawks. A total of 13 former Southland Conference players appeared on NFL rosters as of June 20, 2012. The Southland is one of five FCS conferences with at least 200 selections (205) in the NFL draft. The league also ranks third in the subdivision with 24 players taken in the draft since 2000, behind the Big Sky (29) and the Colonial (26). The Southland Conference led all FCS conferences with four selections in the 2009 draft and sent 11 players into preseason camps that summer. Only in 2002, when five players were among the more than 250 selections, were more Southland alumni drafted in the same season this decade. Former Northwestern State cornerback Terrance McGee is the conference’s longest-tenured alumni in the NFL. McGee has completed 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the Buffalo Bills. He is one of two active Southland stars heading into the 2012 campaign with at least five years of NFL experience. Former Sam Houston State quarterback Josh McCown has also spent 10 years on NFL rosters but missed the 2010 season. McGee, an All-American kick returner during his tenure with the Demons, is one of 10 players from the Southland Conference to have taken part in the Pro Bowl. He was selected to the AFC squad as the league’s special teams’ representative in 2005. Only Stephen F. Austin alumnus Jeremiah Trotter has played in the Pro Bowl more recently than McGee. The Lumberjacks’ former pass-rushing star retired in 2007 having taken part in four Pro Bowls as a representative of the Philadelphia Eagles, the last of which came in 2006. Former Arkansas State star Bill Bergey, who played in a combined five Pro Bowls, including one with the Cincinnati Bengals, also represented the Eagles in four Pro Bowls. The conference’s other four-time Pro Bowler is Fred Dean, arguably the most successful professional football player in the history of the Southland Conference. Dean, a four-time Pro Bowler, was a two-time Southland Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-Southland selection all four years of his career at Louisiana Tech. He is one of only five Southland players to earn that distinction. In all, Dean played for 11 seasons in the NFL, recording 93 sacks in 141 games for the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers. He twice hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl Champion alongside Joe Montana and in 2009 became the first Southland football player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Like Dean, former Texas State standout Ricky Sanders won a pair of Super Bowl rings with the Washington Redskins during his seven-year career. The owner of multiple Super Bowl records, including most receiving yards (193), most total yards (235), most touchdowns in one quarter (two), most receiving yards in one quarter (168), and the longest touchdown reception (80, tie), Sanders joins Dean and 13 other former Southland players as members of at least one Super Bowl championship roster. More former NFL stars from the Southland include Lardarius Webb, Stan Humphries, Fred Barnett, Roger Carr, Marvin Upshaw, Mike Barber, Bruce Collie, Tim McKyer, Pat Tilley, Jackie Harris, Eugene Seale, Bubby Brister, Leonard Smith, Billy Ryckman, Rafael Septien, Buford Jordan and Ray Brown, among many others.

Pick 17 17 21 24

Name/School Leonard Smith, McNeese State John Stephens, Northwestern State Marvin Upshaw, Trinity Roger Carr, Louisiana Tech

Team St. Louis Cardinals New England Patriots Cleveland Browns Baltimore Colts

Lamar

Player, Position Marcus Jackson, WR

Team Year Pro Falcons R

McNeese State

Devin Holland, DB Janzen Jackson, DB Quentin Lawrence, WR

Buccaneers Giants Dolphins

Nicholls State

Bobby Felder, DB Lardarius Webb, CB

Vikings Ravens

Northwestern State

Demetrius Bell, OT Jeremy Lane, CB Terrence McGee, CB

Eagles Seahawks Bills

Sam Houston State

Josh McCown, QB

Bears

Southeastern Louisiana

Brandon Collins, WR Kevin Hughes, OL

Giants Rams

Stephen F. Austin

Jabara Williams, LB

Rams

2 R 2

R 4

4 R 10

10

R 2

2

Pro-Bowl Selections Name, School Team, Years Bill Bergey, ASU................................. Bengals 1969 Eagles 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979 Ray Brown, ASU....................................49ers 2001 Roger Carr, LTU...................................... Colts 1976 Larry Centers, SFA...................Cardinals 1995, 1996 Bills 2001 Fred Dean, LTU,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Chargers 1979, 1980 49ers 1981, 1983 Terrence McGee, NWLA............................Bills 2005

Southland’s NFL First-Round Draft picks Year 1983 1988 1968 1974

Current NFL Players

Rafael Septien, ULL.......................... Cowboys 1981 John Stephens, NWLA......................... Patriots 1988 Pos. DB RB DE WR

Pat Tilley, LTU....................................Cardinals 1980 Jeremiah Trotter, SFA................. Eagles 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006


Southland in the NFL Draft Central Arkansas (2006)

Year 1985 1981 1978 1975 1973 1972 1968 1967 1965

Rd. Overall 6 163 11 283 12 316 12 321 17 418 5 117 13 317 15 376 9 222 14 343 2 55 4 98 11 279 15 393 7 ---

Year 2009 2008 2004 1999 1996 1995 1994 1984 1983 1982 1980 1979 1976 1972

Rd. Overall 6 175 3 80 3 73 5 134 5 141 2 37 5 163 4 115 8 221 1 17 3 74 8 216 3 73 5 113 12 331 4 105 9 243 2 56 14 364

Name Markell Carter Larry Hart Jacob Ford

Team New England Central Arkansas Tennessee

Lamar (1964-86, 2011) Name Danzell Lee Johnny Ray Smith Jeff Bergeron Kevin Bell Rondy Colbert Charles Cantrell Edward Robinson Thomas Gage Pat Gibbs Gary Crockett Tom Smiley Johnny Fuller Ed Marcontell Darrell Johnson Tony Guillory

Team Washington Tampa Bay Seattle San Diego N.Y. Giants Washington St. Louis1 Atlanta Philadelphia Houston2 Cincinnati San Francicsco St. Louis1 New Orleans L.A. Rams3

McNeese State (1972)

Year 2009 2008 2007 2004 1995

Rd. Overall 3 88 6 180 6 177 5 150 3 68

Year 2012 2008 2006 2003 2002 2000 1999 1999 1999 1998 1997 1994 1993

Rd. Overall 6 172 7 219 3 87 4 111 5 164 7 254 4 120 5 162 6 175 6 170 5 140 2 39 2 48

Name Quentin Lawrence Bryan Smith Keith Smith Cecil Collins Reggie Nelson Kavika Pittman Ronald Cherry Terry Irving Ronnie Landry Leonard Smith Stephen Starring Carlton Briscoe Rusty Guilbeau Bryan Hicks Harry Price Charles Jefferson Richard Ellender James Files Mike O’ Quinn

Team Kansas City Philadelphia Detroit Miami San Diego Dallas Detroit Arizona Miami St. Louis1 New England Green Bay St. Louis1 Cincinnati San Diego Denver Houston2 Pittsburgh Washington

Nicholls State (1991) Name Lardarius Webb Kareem Moore Jacob Bender Chris Thompson Darryl Pounds

Team Baltimore Washington N.Y. Jets Jacksonville Washington

Northwestern State (1987) Name Jeremy Lane Demetress Bell David Pittman Terrence McGee Craig Nall Mike Green Kenny Wright Jermaine Jones Robert Daniel Patrick Palmer Keith Thibodeaux Marcus Spears Adrian Hardy

Team Seattle Buffalo Baltimore Buffalo Green Bay Chicago Minnesota N.Y. Jets Carolina Washington Washington Chicago San Francisco

Pos. DE DE DE

Pos. TE DB RB WR DB OG DB DB DB C RB WR OG HB OG

Pos. WR DE DB RB OG DE OT LB RB DB WR DB DE DB WR DB WR C OG

Pos. DB DB OT DB DB

Pos. CB OT DB DB QB DB CB CB DE WR CB OT CB

1990 1990 1989 1988 1987

6 11 6 1 4

157 292 159 17 112

Randy Hilliard Al Edwards Floyd Turner John Stephens Odessa Turner

Cleveland Buffalo New Orleans New England N.Y. Giants

Sam Houston State (1987)

Year 2009 2002 1996 1995 1992 1989 1988

Rd. Overall 5 151 3 81 6 174 7 224 6 189 4 100 7 177 5 127

Year 2011 2009 2002 2001 1998 1997 1996 1995 1990

Rd. Overall 7 228 6 206 7 236 5 150 2 59 3 72 7 209 7 248 2 34 4 107 5 115 10 253 12 307

Name Rhett Bomar Josh McCown Keith Heinrich Darius Smith John Solomon Michael Bankston Rickey Royal Carl Mims

Team N.Y. Giants Arizona Carolina Oakland Minnesota Phoenix1 Phoenix1 Washington

Stephen F. Austin (1987) Name Jabara Williams Dominique Edison Wes Pate Derrick Blaylock Mikhael Ricks Jeremiah Trotter Anthony DeGrate Joey Wylie Terrance Shaw David Whitmore Larry Centers Anthony Landry Todd Hammel

Team St. Louis Tennessee Baltimore Kansas City San Diego Philadelphia Tampa Bay Oakland San Diego N.Y. Giants Phoenix1 New England Tampa Bay

CB WR WR RB WR

Pos. QB QB TE C LB DT DB DB

Pos. LB WR QB RB WR LB DT OG DB DB RB RB QB

Former Members Abilene Christian (1964-72)

Year 1972 1971 1970 1969 1967

Rd. Overall 8 189 2 44 3 60 17 436 5 121 15 376

Year 1986 1985 1983 1980 1977 1976 1975 1974 1972

Rd. Overall 8 201 8 210 8 221 12 319 2 37 5 123 9 229 9 233 9 242 10 268 2 45 7 184 7 190 9 260 15 417 17 469 2 49 4 91 8 207 15 371 17 422 3 58

Name Ron Vinson Wayne Walton Chip Bennett Bob Oliver Bernard Erickson Mike Love

Team New Orleans N.Y. Giants Cincinnati Cleveland San Diego Pittsburgh

Arkansas State (1964-86) Name Ray Brown Michael Cline Judious Lewis Waddell Kelly Gene Bradley Leroy Harris T.J. Humphreys Joel Mullins Robert Speer Oren Middlebrook Ken Jones Dick Dixon Jerry Muckensturm Jim Lisko Eddie Morgan Mike Malham Stan Winfrey Steve Burks Joe Hollimon Vince Ancell Doug Lowrey Bill Phillips

Team St. Louis1 Green Bay Seattle New England Buffalo Miami Philadelphia Green Bay Atlanta Denver Buffalo Seattle Chicago Denver N.Y. Giants Chicago Miami New England Minnesota St. Louis1 N.Y. Jets Denver

Pos. WR OT LB DE LB RB

Pos. OG DT WR RB QB RB OG OT DE WR OG DT LB LB DT LB RB WR DB DB OG LB

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Rd. Overall 6 194 5 143 6 204

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1970 1969 1968

154

6 6 7 12 13 3 2 14 10

137 143 180 293 314 62 31 348 272

Wayne Dorton Dennis Meyer Calvin Harrell Steve Lockhart James Hamilton Clovis Swinney Bill Bergey Gary Crane Ron Worthen

New Orleans Pittsburgh Miami New Orleans Cincinnati New Orleans Cincinnati Denver Green Bay

Louisiana-Lafayette (1971-81)

Year 1977 1976 1974 1972

Rd. Overall 10 258 11 293 12 331 15 382 14 349

Year 1993 1990 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

Rd. Overall 2 49 2 56 8 197 8 208 4 102 4 100 6 159 5 138 3 67 8 215 8 219 7 188 10 275 9 242

Year 1986 1984 1983 1982 1981 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974

Rd. Overall 5 118 10 273 4 93 5 123 10 273 4 111 4 101 8 195 10 257 2 48 4 114 2 33 13 316 17 420 1 24

Year 1991 1989 1983

Rd. Overall 6 145 6 165 3 79 11 297

Name Rafael Septian Keith Meuhr Harold Porter Ken Williams Louis Age

Team New Orleans Seattle Kansas City Buffalo Bills N.Y. Jets

Louisiana-Monroe (1982-93) Name Roosevelt Potts Vincent Brisby Jeff Blackshear Greg Robinson Jackie Harris Teddy Garcia Stan Humphries Will Johnson Bubby Brister Ronnie Washington Bob Craighead Jessie Clark Roosevelt Straughter Bob Lane

Team Indianapolis New England Seattle L.A. Raiders4 Green Bay New England Washington Chicago Pittsburgh Atlanta San Diego Green Bay Pittsburgh Tampa Bay

Louisiana Tech (1971-86) Name Doug Landry James Thaxton Trey Junkin Ed Jackson Andre Young Johnny Robinson Larry Anderson John Henry White Billy Ryckman Mike Barber Pat Tilley Fred Dean Charles McDaniel Roland Harper Roger Carr

Team San Diego Detroit Buffalo L.A. Raiders4 San Diego L.A. Raiders4 Pittsburgh Kansas City Atlanta Houston2 St. Louis1 San Diego Chicago Chicago Baltimore5

North Texas (1983-94) Name Erric Pegram Scott Bowles Kim Phillips Mark Witte

Team Atlanta San Francisco New Orleans Tampa Bay

OG DB RB TE QB DE LB LB C

Pos. K P WR LB OG

Pos. RB WR OG RB TE K QB LB QB LB RB RB DB QB

Pos. LB DB LB LB DB DT DB RB WR TE WR DE RB RB WR

Pos. RB OT DB TE

UT Arlington (1964-85)

Year Rd. Overall Name Team 1986 3 64 Tim McKyer San Francisco 1985 5 140 Bruce Collie San Francisco 8 202 Scott Caldwell Detroit 1984 8 209 Stacy Rayfield Buffalo 11 294 Mark Cannon Green Bay 1983 5 128 Darryl Lewis New England 10 253 Byron Williams Green Bay 1981 2 35 Gary Lewis Green Bay 1980 3 72 Cliff Odom Cleveland 9 236 Roy Dewalt Cleveland 11 295 Mike Matocha Washington 1978 3 57 Derrick Jensen Oakland 5 118 Dwight Carey Kansas City 1977 12 311 Elmo Simmons N.Y. Giants 1976 12 320 Ron Barnett Seattle 1974 3 65 Dexter Bussey Detroit 7 158 John Harvey L.A. Rams3 17 420 Craig Holland Chicago 1972 5 127 Milt Davis Kansas City 1971 4 98 Don Morrison New Orleans 16 401 Sid Bailey Chicago 1970 4 96 Skip Butler Green Bay 7 157 Danny Griffin Pittsburgh 13 338 Troy Patridge Kansas City 1969 6 146 Jim Thomas San Francisco 11 263 Jim Marcum Philadelphia 15 372 Fred Gough Detroit 17 429 Ken Riley N.Y. Giants 1967 4 97 Mike Barnes St. Louis1 5 128 Mel Witt Boston6 1 Later became the Arizona Cardinals; 2 Later became the Tennessee Titans; 3 Later became the St. Louis Rams; 4 Later became the Oakland Raiders; 5 Later became the Indianapolis Colts; 6 Later became the New England Patriots.

Texas State (1987-2010)

Year 2006 2002 2000 1991 1990 1989

Rd. Overall 7 212 6 180 6 183 7 211 7 231 11 303 7 172 6 149 10 254 12 311

Name Fred Evans Clenton Ballard Spergon Wynn Darrick Vaughn Clifton Black Paul Alsbury Jeff Novak A.J. Johnson Ben Jessie Bill Jones

Year 1971 1970 1967 1968

Rd. Overall 16 398 4 86 8 210 1 21

Name Walter Huntley Greg Lens Clarence Miles Marvin Upshaw

Year 2000 1999 1998 1997

Rd. Overall 4 129 6 172 6 174 6 155 4 107

Name Mookie Moore Mareno Philyaw Marcus Spriggs Clifford Ivory Pratt Lyons

Team Miami Jacksonville Cleveland Atlanta Oakland New England San Diego Washington Green Bay Kansas City

Trinity (1964-71)

Team Pittsburgh St. Louis1 Green Bay Cleveland

Troy (1996-2000)

Team Washington Atlanta Cleveland San Diego Houston2

Pos. DB OT RB DB C TE WR TE LB RB DE RB DT RB WR RB RB QB DE OT DE K RB DE RB DB LB LB DB DE

Pos. DT DT QB DB DB P OG DB DB RB

Pos. DB DT DT DE

Pos. OG WR DT DB DE


Southland Players in the NFL AFC

Antonio Robinson played for the Green Bay Packers, Super XLV champion

Super Bowl Participants Team Steelers Seahawks Eagles Panthers Patriots Broncos Redskins Dolphins Broncos Giants Patriots 49ers Bills Dolphins Titans Eagles Bengals Broncos Ravens Redskins Chargers Buccaneers Raiders Redskins Giants Dolphins Colts Titans Raiders Broncos 49ers Broncos Packers Dolphins Bears Redskins Steelers Bills Panthers Packers Raiders Cowboys Patriots Raiders Bills Packers Patriots Falcons Buccaneers Raiders Eagles

Super Bowl (W/L) XIII (W), XIV (W) XXXX (L) XV (L) XXXVIII (L) XXXI (L) XXXII (W), XXXIII (W) XXVI (W) XVII (L) XXII (L) XXI (W), XXV (W) XXXVIII (W) XVI (W), XVIII (W) XXV (L), XXVI (L), XXVII (L), XXVIII (L) VII (W) XXXIV (L) XV (L) XVI (L) XXXII (W) XXXV (W) XXVI (W) XXIX (L) XXXVII (W) XV (W), XVIII (W) XXVI (W) XXXIV (L) XIX (L) XXXXI (W) XXXIV (L) XV (W) XXXII (W) XXIII (W), XXIV (W) XII (L) II (W) VI (L), VII (W), VIII (W) XX (W) XXVII (L) XXX (L) XXV (L) XXXVIII (L) XLV (W) XVIII (W) XII (W), XIII (L) XXXVI (W) XXXVII (L) XXV (L), XXVI (L) XXXI (W) XX (L) XXXIII (L) XXXVII (W) XV (W) XXXIX (L)

Michael Bankston Chip Bennett Bill Bergey Hugh Crisp Bernard Erickson Willie Fears James Hamilton Lawrence Hamilton Adrian Hardy Bryan Hicks Bill Johnson Tim Knicky Tom Smiley Richard Williams

Michael Daies Roy Dewalt Rusty Guilbeau Odie Harris Keith Heinrich Randy Hilliard Tom Humphrey Jermaine Jones Bill Kilgore Denver Latimore Darryl Lewis Tony Joe Maranto Cliff Odom Bob Oliver Ronnie Powell Tyrone Shavers Marcus Spriggs Marvin Upshaw Mark Word Kenny Wright Spergon Wynn

School Louisiana-Monroe Jacksonville State Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe Troy McNeese State Northwestern State Nicholls State

Buffalo Bills Northwestern State Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Southeastern La. Arkansas State Louisiana Tech Northwestern State Lamar Sam Houston State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin North Texas UT Arlington McNeese State Louisiana-Lafayette

Cincinnati Bengals Sam Houston State Abilene Christian Arkansas State Arkansas State Abilene Christian Northwestern State Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State McNeese State Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin Lamar Abilene Christian

Cleveland Browns Jacksonville State UT Arlington McNeese State Sam Houston State Sam Houston State Northwestern State Abilene Christian Northwestern State Lamar Arkansas State UT Arlington Northwestern State UT Arlington Abilene Christian Northwestern State Lamar Troy Trinity Jacksonville State Northwestern State Texas State

Years 1996-99 2001 2002 2006-07 1998 1999 2004-07 1996, 98 2009-Present

2008-11 1980 2001-02 1990-93 2008-11 1976-86 1983-84 2003-Present 1964-68 1989 2006-07 2003 1990 1984 1988-91 1974

1998-2000 1970-71 1969-73 1977 1968 1987 1972 2003 1994-95 1980-82 1985-87 2010 1968 1974

1999 1980 1987 1991-92 2003-05 1990-93 1973 2003 1967 1976 1983 2000 1980 1969 1999 1991 1999-2001 1968-69 2001-03 2007 2000

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Name, School Larry Anderson, LTU Leo Araguz, SFA Bill Bergey, ASU Nathan Black, NWLA Vincent Brisby, ULM Bubby Brister, ULM Ray Brown, ASU Gary Burton Scott Caldwell, UTA Maurice Carthon, ASU Larry Centers, SFA Fred Dean, LTU Al Edwards, NWLA Calvin Harrell, ASU Jackie Harris, ULM Leroy Harris, ASU Bryan Hicks, MCN Randy Hilliard, NWLA Delvin Hughley, JSU Stan Humphries, ULM Kerry Jenkins, Troy Derrick Jensen, UTA A.J. Johnson, TXST Jermaine Jones, NWLA Ronnie Landry, MCN Luke Lawton, MCN Pratt Lyons, Troy John McCaughey, ASU Tim McKyer, UTA Oren Middlebrook, ASU Clarence Miles, TU Wayne Moore, LU Keith Ortego, MCN Mike O’Quinn, MCN Erric Pegram, UNT Kim Phillips, UNT Kavika Pittman, MCN Antonio Robinson, NICH Johnny Robinson, LTU Rafael Septien, ULL Terrance Shaw, SFA Leonard Smith, MCN John Solomon, SHSU Stephen Starring, MCN Greg Studdard, SHSU Tony Taylor, NWLA Leveren Tillman, ASU Jeremiah Trotter, SFA

Demetress Bell Gene Bradley Larry Centers Al Edwards Felton Huggins Ken Jones Trey Junkin Terrence McGee Dudley Meredith Carl Mims Craig Nall David Phillips Kim Phillips Stacy Rayfield Leonard Smith Ken Williams

Baltimore Ravens

NFL History

Name Jeff Blackshear Delvin Hughley Wes Pate David Pittman Roosevelt Potts Cleve Roberts B.J. Sams Floyd Turner Lardarius Webb

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Southland Players in the NFL Ken Armbrust Mike Barber Marquez Branson Bubby Brister Scott Caldwell KaRon Coleman Larry Cox Gary Crane Matt Dominguez Paul Gilbow Randy Hilliard Tom Humphrey Charles Jefferson Bobby Lewis Jim Lisko Tim McKyer Oren Middlebrook Mookie Moore Bill Phillips Kavika Pittman Darryl Pounds Dwayne Robinson Reggie Rivers Keith Sims Tom Smiley

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Craig Nall Isaiah Greenhouse David Pittman Mike Quinn Marcus Spears Chad Stanley Darrick Vaughn Kenny Wright

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Larry Anderson Mark Cannon Roger Carr1 Maurice Carthon Dudley Guice Luke Lawton Don Morrison1 Cliff Odom Roosevelt Potts Mike Quinn Floyd Turner Ronnie Washington 1 Baltimore Colts

Clenton Ballard Larry Hart Reggie Lowe Reggie Nelson Jeff Novak Bryan Smith D.D. Terry Chris Thompson Kenny Wright

Jeff Blackshear Derrick Blaylock Mark Cannon Dwight Carey Milt Davis Andy Haney Tom Humphrey Bill Jones Quentin Lawrence Troy Patridge Harold Porter

Denver Broncos Arkansas State Louisiana Tech Central Arkansas Louisiana-Monroe UT Arlington Stephen F. Austin Abilene Christian Arkansas State Sam Houston State Arkansas State Northwestern State Abilene Christian McNeese State Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State UT Arlington Arkansas State Troy Arkansas State McNeese State Nicholls State Louisiana-Monroe Texas State Louisiana-Monroe Lamar

Houston Texans Northwestern State Northwestern State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Texas State Northwestern State

Indianapolis Colts Louisiana Tech UT Arlington Louisiana Tech Arkansas State Northwestern State McNeese State UT Arlington UT Arlington Louisiana-Monroe Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe

Jacksonville Jaguars Texas State Central Arkansas Troy McNeese State Texas State McNeese State Sam Houston State Nicholls State Northwestern State

Kansas City Chiefs Louisiana-Monroe Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington UT Arlington UT Arlington Arkansas State Abilene Christian Texas State McNeese State UT Arlington Louisiana-Lafayette

1981 1985 2009-10 1997-99 1987 2000-02 1966-68 1969 2001 1981 1994-97 1973 1979 1983 1976 1997 1977 2001-02 1972 2000-02 2000 1983 1991-96 1983 1968

2008 2010 2008 2002-03 2004 2002-06 2003 2002-04

1982-84 1991 1974-81 1992 2010 2006-07 1978 1982-89 1993-97 1998 1994-95 1989

2002 2010-11 1998-99 2000 1995-98 2010-11 2007 2004 2005

2000 2001-04 1989 1978 1972 1974 1974 1990-92 2009-11 1970 1976

Mikhael Ricks B.J. Sams Marcus Spears John Stephens Marvin Upshaw Wayne Walton John Henry White David Whitmore Marc Word

Bruce Alexander Gary Burton Cecil Collins Chet Douthit Fred Evans Stacy Gore Calvin Harrell Leroy Harris Ronnie Landry Quiten Lawrence Tim McKyer Wayne Moore Jeff Novak Cliff Odom Roosevelt Potts Mike Quinn Terrance Shaw Mark Washington Stan Winfrey

Paul Alsbury Vincent Brisby Markell Carter Scott Bowles Steve Burks Larry Centers Wayne Coffey Teddy Garcia Waddell Kelly Anthony Landry Darryl Lewis Terrance Shaw Stephen Starring John Stephens Shawn Stuckey Todd Whitten Richard Williams Mel Witt

Louis Age Kevin Bell Jacob Bender Derrick Blaylock Bubby Brister Vincent Brisby Rusty Guilbeau Lawrence Hamilton Kerry Jenkins Jermaine Jones Ken Jones Mike King Tim Knicky Luke Lawton Doug Lowrey Kyle Link Roy Painter Clovis Swinney

Leo Araguz Clifton Black Keith Davis

Northwestern State McNeese State Northwestern State Northwestern State Trinity Abilene Christian Louisiana Tech Stephen F. Austin Jacksonville State

Miami Dolphins Stephen F. Austin Arkansas State McNeese State Arkansas State Texas State Arkansas State Arkansas State Arkansas State McNeese State McNeese State UT Arlington Lamar Texas State UT Arlington Louisiana-Monroe Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin Texas State Arkansas State

New England Patriots Texas State Louisiana-Monroe Central Arkansas North Texas Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin Texas State Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington Stephen F. Austin McNeese State Northwestern State Troy Stephen F. Austin Abilene Christian UT Arlington

New York Jets Louisiana-Lafayette Lamar Nicholls State Stephen F. Austin Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe McNeese State Stephen F. Austin Troy Northwestern State Arkansas State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin McNeese State Arkansas State McNeese State Arkansas State Arkansas State

Oakland Raiders Stephen F. Austin Texas State Sam Houston State

2000-01 2008 1997-2003 1993 1970-75 1973-74 1978 1993-94 1999

1992-93 1983 1999 1970 2006 1987 1972 1977-78 1984 2012-Present 1990 1970-78 1993-94 1990-93 1997 2000 2000 2007 1975-77

1991 1993-99 2011 1991 1975-77 2003 1987 1988 1983 1990 1983 2001 1983-87 1988-92 1998 1987 1975-76 1967-70

1972 1978 2007 2005-06 1995 2000 1982-86 2003 1997-01 1999 1987 2005-06 2010 2005 1974 2009 1976 1971

1996-99 2000 2009


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Clenton Ballard Kevin Bell Roger Carr Bob Craighead Fred Dean Tim Denton Bernard Erickson Joey Evans Derek Farmer Stan Humphries Clifford Ivory A.J. Johnson Doug Landry Clint Longley Reggie Nelson Jeff Novak Erric Pegram Harry Price Stacy Price Mikhael Ricks Tag Rome Johnny Ray Smith Terrance Shaw Eric Sloan Champ Traylor Andre Young

Mike Barber3 Tomur Barnes3 Scott Boucher3 Skip Butler3 Gary Crockett3 Anthony Dingle Dominique Edison

Pittsburgh Steelers Louisiana Tech Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe North Texas UT Arlington McNeese State Trinity Louisiana-Monroe Lamar Abilene Christian Troy Troy UT Arlington Arkansas State North Texas Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Louisiana-Monroe Stephen F. Austin Jacksonville State

San Diego Chargers Texas State Lamar Louisiana Tech Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Sam Houston State Abilene Christian Louisiana-Monroe Stephen F. Austin Louisiana-Monroe Troy Texas State Louisiana Tech Abilene Christian McNeese State Texas State North Texas McNeese State Arkansas State Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe Lamar Stephen F. Austin Troy Stephen F. Austin Louisiana Tech

Tennessee Titans Louisiana Tech North Texas Louisiana-Monroe UT Arlington Lamar Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin

1982 1999 1982 1978-86 1985-89, 96 2008-10 1981 2007 1993-94 1981-83 2002-03 1996 1981 1987 1996

1978-81 1986-92 1982 1991 1970 1976 1971 1983 1987 1967 1999 2000 1994 1972-73 1995-96 2010 1997 1983 1997 2001

2004 1978 1983 1984 1975-81 2000 1967-68 1985 2006 1992-97 1998 1995 1986 1976 1999 1990 1997 1980 1987 1998-2000 1984 1984 1995-99 2000 1997 1982-84

1976-81 1992-96, 97 1987 1972-77 1972 2002 2009

Richard Ellender3 Jacob Ford Teddy Garcia3 Dudley Guice Jackie Harris Odie Harris3 Jeremy Haynes Charles Jefferson3 Curtis Luper3 Pratt Lyons Ed Marcontell3 Dudley Meredith3 Brock Pasteur Reggie Poole James Ritchey Tom Smiley3 Rod Walker Vince Walker 3 Houston Oilers

McNeese State Central Arkansas Louisiana-Monroe Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe Sam Houston State McNeese State McNeese State Stephen F. Austin Troy Lamar Lamar Stephen F. Austin Jacksonville State Stephen F. Austin Lamar Troy Stephen F. Austin

1979 2007-11 1990 2009 1998-99 1995 2009 1980 1993 1997-99 1967 1962-63, 68 2008 2002 1995 1968 1999 2001

NFC Vince Ancell4 Mike Barnes4 Rick Barrow Michael Bankston Ray Brown4 Larry Centers Jessie Clark John Clement Rondy Colbert Carter Ray Crawford4 Rusty Guilbeau4 Lawrence Hamilton Odie Harris Terry Irving Darren Jones4 Trey Junkin Greg Lens4 Ed Marcontell4 Josh McCown Ron Reliford4 Edward Robinson4 Rickey Royal Tyrone Shavers Leonard Smith4 Chad Stanley Gill Stegall4 Pat Tilley4 Charlie Vatterott4 Mark Washington 4 St. Louis Cardinals

Marquez Branson Randy Bullock Danzell Lee Greg Lens Tim Denton Thomas Gage Todd Hammel Tom Humphrey Marcus Jackson Pat Jackson Tim McKyer Mark Milett Mookie Moore Erric Pegram Mareno Philyaw Rickey Royal Ryan Rossner Billy Ryckman Robert Speer

Arizona Cardinals Arkansas State UT Arlington Texas State Sam Houston State Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe Lamar Arkansas State McNeese State Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State McNeese State Texas State Louisiana Tech Trinity Lamar Sam Houston State Louisiana-Monroe Lamar Sam Houston State Lamar McNeese State Stephen F. Austin Arkansas State Louisiana Tech Texas State Texas State

Atlanta Falcons Central Arkansas Northwestern State Lamar Trinity Sam Houston State Lamar Stephen F. Austin Abilene Christian Lamar Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington Texas State Troy North Texas Troy Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Louisiana Tech Arkansas State

1974 1967-68 2001 1992-97 1986-88 1990-98 1988-89 1988 1977 1985 1982 2004 1992-94 1994-98 1989 1996-2001 1970 1967 2002-05 1982 1973 1989 1990 1983-88 2001 1984 1976-86 1987 2009-10

2011 1992 1988 1970-71 1996 1973 1989 1975 2012-Present 1989 1991-92, 96 1989 2003-04 1991-94 2000-01 1990 2004 1977-79 1977

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Larry Anderson Bubby Brister Arthur Christopher Scott Davis Danny Griffin James Files Walter Huntley Alfred Kinney Danzell Lee Mike Love Reggie Lowe Al Lucas Tim McKyer Dennis Meyer Erric Pegram David Pittman Mike Quinn Roosevelt Slaughter Aaron DeLaTorre Deon White

Arkansas State Jacksonville State Louisiana Tech UT Arlington Louisiana Tech McNeese State Arkansas State Sam Houston State Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Arkansas State Louisiana-Monroe Stephen F. Austin

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Rick Fishback2 Joey Hamilton Ed Jackson2 Derrick Jensen2 Trey Junkin2 Luke Lawton John McCaughey2 Josh McCown Greg Robinson2 Johnny Robinson Terrance Shaw Darius Smith Leveren Tillman2 Ronnie Washington2 Joey Wylie 2 Los Angeles Raiders

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Nathan Black Robert Daniel Keith Heinrich Al Lucas Josh McCown Tim McKyer Kavika Pittman Craig Warren

Sid Bailey Tory Collins Roland Harper Randy Hilliard Craig Holland Mike Green Will Johnson Jermaine Jones Mike Malham Roderick Manning Josh McCown Charles McDaniel Benny Mitchell Jerry Muckensturm Patrick Palmer Octus Polk Antonio Robinson John Roveto Marcus Spears Dan Summers Chris Thompson Jabara Williams Eric Wright

Evren Beasley Ken Bennett Joe Bowser Keith Davis Dikki Dyson Aaron Fields Jesse Garcia Isaiah Greenhouse Jackie Harris Delvin Hughley Jermaine Jones Clint Longley Mike Manzullo Don Morrison Kavika Pittman Ed Preston Mike Quinn H.K. Reeves Mikhael Ricks Rafael Septien Guinn Sowell Tony Taylor Aaron DeLaTorre Mike Turner Farrell Wilson

Bruce Alexander Leo Araguz Ray Brown Dexter Bussey Ronald Cherry

Northwestern State Sam Houston State Northwestern State Texas State Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State

Carolina Panthers Northwestern State Northwestern State Sam Houston State Troy Sam Houston State UT Arlington McNeese State Stephen F. Austin

Chicago Bears UT Arlington Northwestern State Louisiana Tech Northwestern State UT Arlington Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe Northwestern State Arkansas State North Texas Sam Houston State Louisiana Tech Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Nicholls State Louisiana-Lafayette Northwestern State Arkansas State Nicholls State Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin

Dallas Cowboys Arkansas State Arkansas State Lamar Sam Houston State Arkansas State Troy Louisiana-Monroe Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe Jacksonville State Northwestern State Abilene Christian Louisiana-Monroe UT Arlington McNeese State Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin Arkansas State Northwestern State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State

Detroit Lions Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin Arkansas State UT Arlington McNeese State

1993 1998 1999 2000-01 1985 1987

2002-03 1999-2000 2002 2000-01 2008-09 1995 2003-04 1996

1971 2007 1975-82 1998 1974 2000-05 1987 1999 1976 1990 2012-Present 1975 1987 1976-83 1999 1995-96 2010 1981-82 1994-96 1965 2005 2012-Present 1991-92

1983 1969 1973 2002-08 1978 2000 1984 2011 2000-01 2001 2001-02 1974-75 1988 1979 1996-99 1978 1998-99 1965 2004 1978-86 1984 2001-02 1997 1985 1984

1989-91 2001 2002-03 1974-84 1995

Jessie Clark Stacy Gore Fred Gough Josh McCown Tim McKyer Contrevious Parks Mikhael Ricks Keith Smith Stephen Starring Gill Stegall James Thaxton Farrell Wilson Mark Witte

Stephone Avery Jeff Blackshear Carlton Briscoe Skip Butler Mark Cannon Jessie Clark Michael Cline Jackie Harris Ben Jessie Tim Knicky Gary Lewis Clarence Miles Joel Mullins Craig Nall Patrick Palmer Antonio Robinson Louie Runnels John Solomon John Stephens Keith Thibodeaux Rod Walker Byron Williams Ron Worthen

Leo Araguz Tomur Barnes Rhett Bomar Bubby Brister Jessie Clark Fred Evans Bobby Felder Teddy Garcia Joe Hollimon Chad Johnson Lenny Lucas Claude Mathis Carl Mims Terrance Shaw John Solomon Shawn Stuckey Keith Thibodeaux Kenny Wright Spergon Wynn

Nathan Black Skip Butler Mike Capshaw Danny Cook Wayne Dorton Paul Frazier Johnny Fuller Brent Hafford Darrell Johnson Chris Jones Buford Jordan Steve Lockhart Tony Joe Maranto Don Morrison

Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State UT Arlington Sam Houston State UT Arlington Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State McNeese State McNeese State Arkansas State Louisiana Tech Arkansas State North Texas

Green Bay Packers Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe McNeese State UT Arlington UT Arlington Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Louisiana-Monroe Texas State Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington Trinity Arkansas State Northwestern State Northwestern State Nicholls State Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Northwestern State Northwestern State Troy UT Arlington Arkansas State

Minnesota Vikings Stephen F. Austin North Texas Sam Houston State Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe Texas State Nicholls State Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State Northwestern State Troy Texas State Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Troy Northwestern State Northwestern State Texas State

New Orleans Saints Northwestern State UT Arlington Abilene Christian Arkansas State Arkansas State Northwestern State Lamar Stephen F. Austin Lamar Louisiana-Monroe McNeese State Arkansas State Northwestern State UT Arlington

1988 1987 1969 2006 1993 2010 2002-03 2004-08 1988 1984 1984 1984 1987

1988 2002 1983 1970 1984-89 1983-87 1986 1990-93 1989 2010 1981-84 1967 1977 2002-05, 07 1999 2011 2007 1996 1993 2001 2001-03 1983 1968

2003 1996 2010-11 2000 1989-90 2007-11 2012-Present 1989 1975 2007 2000 1998 1989 2004 1995 1998 1999-01 1999-2001 2001

2004 1971 1967 1979 1972 1989 1973-75 2003 1967 1988 1986-92 1972 1999 1971-77


Southland Players in the NFL Kim Phillips David Pittman Rafael Septien Clovis Swinney Henry Thomas Floyd Turner Ron Vinson Matt Wieland

Jacob Bender Scott Bowles Zack Bronson Ray Brown Bruce Collie Fred Dean Johnny Fuller Adrian Hardy Kevin Lewis Tim McKyer Wayne Moore Alex Romero Keith Smith Chad Stanley Jim Thomas Odessa Turner Mark Washington David Whitmore

Leo Araguz Ron Barnett Jeff Bergeron Jeff Blackshear

Nicholls State Sam Houston State UT Arlington Arkansas State Lamar Southeastern Louisiana Troy McNeese State Northwestern State Louisiana Tech Northwestern State Arkansas State Arkansas State North Texas UT Arlington UT Arlington Northwestern State Abilene Christian Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington

Philadelphia Eagles Northwestern State Arkansas State Louisiana-Monroe UT Arlington Lamar Lamar Lamar Arkansas State Arkansas State Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington Arkansas State Arkansas State McNeese State Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington

San Francisco 49ers Nicholls State North Texas McNeese State Arkansas State UT Arlington Louisiana Tech Lamar Northwestern State Northwestern State UT Arlington Lamar Nicholls State McNeese State Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington Northwestern State Texas State Stephen F. Austin

Seattle Seahawks Stephen F. Austin UT Arlington Lamar Louisiana-Monroe

2010-11 2009 1971 1985-92 1975-76 2012-Present 1996 2012-Present 2000 2002 2002 1976 1976 1997 1969 1977 1987-91 1971 1990 1983-85

2012-Present 1974-80 1993-94 1990-91 1970 1972 1965, 67-68 1979-80, 82 1977 2000 1969 1968 1978 2008 1998-2001, 04-06 1995 1983

2008 1991 1997-2003 1996-2001 1985-89, 92 1981-85 1968-72 1993-94 1990-92 1986-89 1969 2009 2009 1999-2000 1969-73 1992-93 2007, 09 1991-92

2005 1976 1978 1993-95

Roger Carr Dick Dixon Mike Green Dominique Edison Trey Junkin Jeremy Lane Judious Lewis Reggie Lowe Keith Meuhr Wes Pate John Solomon

Mike Allman5 Mike Barber5 Zack Bronson Mike Capshaw5 Tony Guillory5 John Harvey5 Kevin Hughes Ed Marcontell5 Greg Robinson Rafael Septian5 Markee White Jabara Williams 5 Los Angeles Rams

Anthony DeGrate Todd Hammel Jackie Harris Odie Harris Keith Heinrich Devin Holland Kerry Jenkins Brian Jones Bob Lane Cliff Shamburger Johnny Ray Smith Stephen Starring Tony Taylor Jeremiah Trotter Stan Winfrey Mark Witte

Tomur Barnes Kerry Bennett Nathan Black Ray Brown Charles Cantrell Larry Centers Tim Denton Larry Echols Mike Green Stan Humphries A.J. Johnson Trey Junkin Danzell Lee Mike Matocha Carl Mims Kareem Moore Mookie Moore Allen Nelson Patrick Palmer Kevin Pesak Darryl Pounds Mike O’ Quinn Keith Thibodeaux Jeremiah Trotter Rod Walker Kenny Wright

Louisiana Tech Arkansas State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Louisiana Tech Northwestern State Arkansas State Troy Louisiana-Lafayette Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State

St. Louis Rams

Lamar Louisiana Tech McNeese State Abilene Christian Lamar UT Arlington Southeastern Louisiana Lamar Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Lafayette Texas State Stephen F. Austin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stephen F. Austin Tampa Bay Louisiana-Monroe Sam Houston State Sam Houston State McNeese State Troy Stephen F. Austin Louisiana-Monroe Troy Lamar McNeese State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Arkansas State North Texas

Washington Redskins North Texas Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Arkansas State Lamar Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Louisiana-Monroe Texas State Louisiana Tech Lamar UT Arlington Sam Houston State Nicholls State Troy McNeese State Northwestern State Sam Houston State Nicholls State McNeese State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Troy Northwestern State

1982 1976 2006-07 2010-11 1990-95 2012-Present 1985 1998 1976 2003 1995

1965 1982-85 2004 1966 1965, 67-68 1974 2012-Present 1967 1993-94 1977 2007 2011

1997 1990 1994-97 1988-90 2006-07 2012-Present 2002-04 1995 1982 1997 1981-83 1989 2003-04 2007 1977 1983-85

1996 1996 2005 1989-95, 2004-05 1973 1999-2000 1998-99 1996 2008 1989-91 1989-94 1984 1985 1980 1988 2008 2000 2009 1998 1998 1995-99 1972 1997-98 2002-03 1999 2006

2012 Southland COnf e re n c e Footb a l l

Demetress Bell Bill Bergey Bubby Brister Bruce Collie Ronnie Gebauer Pat Gibbs Tony Guillory Leroy Harris T.J. Humphreys Scott Keys Jim Marcum Frank McGuigan Oren Middlebrook Bryan Smith Jeremiah Trotter David Whitmore Byron Williams

New York Giants

1989 2008 1977 1970 1987 1989-93 1972 2001

NFL History

Jacob Bender Rhett Bomar Skip Butler Maurice Carthon Rondy Colbert Brandon Collins Darnell Gilliard Janzen Jackson Jermaine Jones Trey Junkin Kendrick Llorens Ron Meeks Eddie Morgan Erric Pegram Ken Riley Elmo Simmons Odessa Turner Wayne Walton David Whitmore Byron Williams

North Texas Northwestern State Louisiana-Lafayette Arkansas State Texas State Northwestern State Abilene Christian Texas State

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