4 TODAY’ S FEATURES FOOTBALL SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Kyle Wilborn, Offensive Lineman ................................. 8-9 Barry Valcin, Defensive Back ............................................12 Bryan Willis, Defensive Back ............................................13
TABLE OF CONTENTS TODAY’S GAME The Breakdown .....................................................................................4-5 Statistics .................................................................................................... 52 Numerical Rosters ................................................................................. 53 Starting Lineups..................................................................................... 53 TROY FOOTBALL Head Coach, Larry Blakeney ........................................................28-29 Assistant Coaches............................................................................30-34 Support Staff ........................................................................................... 37 Trojans Players ..................................................................................39-44 Troy Alphabetical Roster ..................................................................... 46 Trojans in Bowl Games ........................................................................ 81 Trojans in the NFL.................................................................................. 82 Trojans in the Super Bowl ................................................................... 83 ALSO INSIDE Troy University ..................................................................................18-19 Board of Trustees ................................................................................... 20 Chancellor, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. ....................................................... 21 Athletics Director, Steve Dennis ....................................................... 23 Athletics Staff ....................................................................................24-25 Troy Head Coaches ............................................................................... 25 Fall Sports Schedules ........................................................................... 50 Community Service .............................................................................. 63 Academic Services ................................................................................ 67 Compliance.............................................................................................. 68 Team Escorts ........................................................................................... 70 Strength and Conditioning Staff...................................................... 72 Equipment Staff ..................................................................................... 74 Athletic Training Staff........................................................................... 77 Video Staff ................................................................................................ 78 Trojan All-Stars ....................................................................................... 85 Cheerleaders ........................................................................................... 86 Troy IMG Sports Network ................................................................... 88 Trojan Wheels.......................................................................................... 90 Trojans Warriors................................................................................94-95
TROY UNIVERSITY Alabama’s International University ...............................16 TROY UNIVERSITY SPORTS HALL OF FAME Ralph Adams and Billy Atkins .........................................49 TROY ATHLETICS FEATURE Danny Collins, Baseball .....................................................61 SOUND OF THE SOUTH Sing With Us ..........................................................................64 This Week’s Show.................................................................64 TODAY’S OPPONENT University of Louisiana at Lafayette ..............................56 Meet the Ragin’ Cajuns ......................................................57 SUN BELT CONFERENCE Standings, Schedules, Players of the Week ................60
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UAB W, 39-29 Legion Field Birmingham, Ala.
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September 8 -6 p.m. Veterans Memorial Stadium Troy, Ala.
September 15 -6 p.m. Veterans Memorial Stadium Troy, Ala.
NORTH TEXAS September 22 -6 p.m. Apogee Stadium Denton, Texas
SOUTH ALABAMA September 29 -2:30 p.m. Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, Ala.
WKU October 11 -6:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Stadium Troy, Ala.
FIU October 20 -12 p.m. Veterans Memorial Stadium Troy, Ala.
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October 27 -4 p.m. FAU Stadium Boca Raton, Fla.
November 3 -TBA Neyland Stadium Knoxville, Tenn.
NAVY November 10 -2:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Stadium Troy, Ala.
ARKANSAS STATE November 17 -2:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Stadium Troy, Ala.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE November 24 -2:30 p.m. Floyd Stadium Murfreesboro, Tenn.
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THE BREAKDOWN Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (1-0, 0-0) at TROY TROjANS (1-0, 0-0) September 8, 2012
BASICS GAME INFORMATION
Date ................................................................. September 8, 2012 Time...........................................................................................6 p.m. Location ............................................................................. Troy, Ala. Stadium ......................................... Veterans Memorial (30,000) Television................................................................................ ESPN3 Talent ............................................... Jonathan Yardley (pxp) ..........................................................Forrest Conoly (analyst) Radio ...................................................Troy IMG Sports Network Talent ...................................................Barry McKnight (pxp) .................................................................Jerry Miller (analyst) ..................................................... Chris Blackshear (sideline)
Record ............................................................................................1-0 Sun Belt Record....................................................................0-0 Last Week...........................................................at UAB - W, 39-29 Head Coach ...........................................................Larry Blakeney Career Record ............................................. 165-91-1 (22nd) Troy Record.................................................. 165-91-1 (22nd)
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAjUNS
Record ............................................................................................1-0 Sun Belt Record....................................................................0-0 Last Week........................................................ vs. Lamar - W, 40-0 Head Coach ......................................................... Mark Hudspeth Career Record ....................................................... 76-26 (9th) Louisiana-Lafayette Record ...............................10-4 (2nd)
Overall ....................................................................... ULL leads 8-7 in Troy ................................................................ Troy leads 3-2 Blakeney vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ..........................................7-2 Hudspeth vs. Troy .......................................................................1-0 4 TroyTrojans.com
LAST TIME vs. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Last season Troy visited Cajun Field and fell to the Ragin’ Cajuns, 31-17. The loss was just the second to Louisiana-Lafayette in Larry Blakeney’s nine games against the Cajuns. Troy seemed poised to cut into a 14-3 ULL lead just before the half, but the Cajuns’ Melvin White return an interception 89 yards for a touchdown to make the halftime score 21-3 instead of a possible 14-10.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TROjANS
Troy got its 2012 season underway against UAB at Legion Field last Saturday, dropping the Blazers, 39-29. Shawn Southward rushed for a career-high 204 yards and three touchdowns as the Trojans rushed for 262 yards against the Blazers’ defense. Despite being outgained in total offense, the Troy defense was opportunistic. Troy forced four UAB turnovers, including two in the fourth quarter that helped the Trojans score two touchdowns in less than a minute. Those two toiuchdownss brought the score from 2523 midway through the fourth to 39-23.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE CAjUNS
Louisiana-Lafayette opened its 2012 season at home last Saturday as they defeated FCS member Lamar, 40-0, at Cajun Field. The Ragin’ Cajuns forced four first-half turnovers that led to 16 points as they scored all 40 points in the opening half. Brett Baer connected on four field goals as the Cajuns worked on a short field all night. Just two of ULL’s eight scoring drives covered more than 50 yards.
Louisiana-Lafayette leads the all-time series over Troy, 8-7, but six of the Cajuns eight wins came in the 1940s and 1950s. Since Troy joined the Sun Belt in 2004, the Trojans hold a 6-2 advantage. The Trojans are 3-2 against the Cajuns in Troy, with the two losses coming in 1950 and 1951. The two sides have met three times in Troy as members of the Sun Belt. Troy is 3-0 in those games and averaging over 40.0 points per contest. Troy head coach Larry Blakeney is 7-2 against Louisiana-Lafayette while the Cajuns’ head coach, Mark Hudspeth, is 1-0 against Troy.
A couple of streaks will be on the line tonight as Louisiana-Lafayette visits Veterans Memorial Stadium. Troy has won 25 straight home openers, the fourth longest streak in the nation. Troy has also won seven straight Sun Belt openers.
VETERANS MEMORIAL DOMINATION
Since making the move to FBS for the start of the 2001 season, Troy has posted a 46-8 record at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Trojans’ .851 home winning percentage over that time ranks 6th in the FBS. Troy head coach Larry Blakeney is 92-14-1 at home in his 21 seasons, a winning percentage of .864, and he has never lost to the same team twice at home. Here is a look at the best home teams in the nation over the last 10 seasons: School Boise State Oklahoma USC TCU Ohio State Troy
Record 67-3 66-3 59-7 55-7 69-9 46-8
Pct. .957 .957 .894 .887 .885 .851
In head coach Larry Blakeney’s 21 seasons at the helm of the Trojans, Troy has never lost a home opener. In fact, Troy has won 25 consecutive home openers, the fourth longest active streak in the nation. Only Ohio State (36), Oklahoma (29) and Nebraska (28) have longer streaks.
In last year’s home opener, a 38-35 win over Middle Tennessee, the playing surface at Veterans Memorial Stadium was named after current Troy head coach Larry Blakeney. The Trojans will open their second season on Larry Blakeney Field tonight as they host LouisianaLafayette.
A NEW PRECEDENT
For the first time since joining the FBS in 2001, the Trojans will play host to six home games. In addition to four Sun Belt contests, the Trojans will welcome Mississippi State and Navy to Veterans Memorial Stadium. The complete home schedule is as follows: Date Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Oct. 11 Oct. 20 Nov. 10 Nov. 17
Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette Mississippi State WKU FIU Navy Arkansas State
Time 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
TROjANS DOMINATE SUN BELT
Troy has won 42 Sun Belt games since joining the league in 2004, by far the most over that span --- the next closest team has just 33 (Middle Tennessee).
This fourth-quarter interception by De’Von Terry set up a Troy touchdown that pushed the Trojans lead to 32-23 last Saturday at UAB.
THE DEAN OF SUN BELT COACHES
In his 22 seasons at the helm of the Trojans, Troy head coach Larry Blakeney has posted 165 career victories. The other nine head coaches in the Sun Belt have COMBINED for just 117 victories at their school, or 13.0 wins per coach.
TROjANS SUN BELT OPENING STREAK
With five Sun Belt championships in just eight years in the league, it is no surprise that Troy has fared well in it Sun Belt openers. In fact, the Trojans are 7-1 in conference openers since joining the Sun Belt in 2004. That includes seven straight wins as the Trojans only loss came in 2004 at New Mexico State.
SOUTHWARD’S CAREER DAY
In their win over UAB last Saturday, the Trojans flexed their muscle on the ground, led by senior Shawn Southward. The Florence, Ala., native set career highs with 28 carries and 204 rushing yards. The 200-yard rushing effort was the first by a Trojan since DuJuan Harris rushed for 234 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2008. Southward fell one shy of a career high with three rushing touchdowns. The multitouchdown game was the sixth of Southward’s career as he moved into fourth on the Troy career leaderboard with 26 career rushing touchdowns. Southward was named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Blazers.
TERRY IMPRESSIVE IN TROY DEBUT
While Southward earned Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week honors, Troy defensive back De’Von Terry was named Defensive Player of the Week. Playing in his first football game since 2007, the walk-on senior registered five tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. With Troy leading 25-23 in the fourth quarter, Terry intercepted UAB quarterback Jonathan Perry at the Troy 48-yard line; two plays later Troy found the end zone and put the game out of reach. Shawn Southward rushed for a career-high 204 yards last Saturday at UAB on a career-high 28 carries. Southward also scored three touchdowns in the Troy win.
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Troy’s do-it-all offensive line leader tries his hand at center, but the road hasn’t been an easy one. - by Ed Bailey -
An offensive lineman trots onto a football field, with anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 people screaming at the top of their lungs for his team. He stands between a fiery, combative warrior and his idea of ultimate satisfaction. He then operates in a world of deathly silence and begins to fade towards transparency. The gazes upon his hulking frame cease to exist. And ironically, as his sterling play continues throughout the game, he ultimately becomes an insignificant speck that doesn’t mean anything to anyone in the stands. Then, he breaks the cardinal rule and gets beat or commits a penalty that halts what would have been a game-winning drive. Perhaps, the man who counted on him most for protection goes down or is rushed into a horrific decision, the fallout of which dashes the team’s collective hopes. Suddenly everything around him begins to boom. He starts to matter in the worst way. Everything aches. The hatred he receives combines with the clawing agony in his shoulder, knee and ankle. The sensation is enough to make him break down into a puddle of fear, confusion and doubt. Unless, you’re Kyle Wilborn. You see, if you’re Kyle Wilborn, getting beat isn’t something that happens. Wilting is not something you’re familiar with.
In a tumultuous season, the most versatile piece of Troy’s masonry remained unbreakable. And that stubbornness flows stronger than ever. It empowers the first line of the Trojan platoon to dish out the punishment and remind the opposition that come wartime Troy is coming for its crown with the offensive enforcers leading the way as both the immovable objects and the irresistible forces. Much like the ancient city of Troy, the Trojans possess an advantage that could prove as the catalyst to their return to glory: A wall that at its best can turn away even the strongest of foes. The job of a wall is to never fall, and the Trojan Wall will be relying on Wilborn as its cornerstone, as the senior starting center comes off a perfect season for the less than perfect Trojans. Wilborn is already prepared to use last year’s stellar performance as a stepping stone to even greater things. “I feel like last year could have been a lot better personally especially with the injuries I dealt with,” he said. Considering that he didn’t allow a sack and was only called for two penalties all season, Wilborn seems ready to become the fourth all-conference center for Troy since 2006. But despite having started for the Cardinal and Black since he first stepped on campus, center will be a new position for him. It’s especially important as the center for the Troy offense has more responsibility than the average college center.
Doubters need to just look at last season to see “Our center gets all our front calls made for us his will and strength. In and sets up our a year where the team protections. In that always found a addition to that, he way to win games and “I’ve gone through a lot of injuries, handles the cadence. championships came especially shoulder injuries, but We feel that helps upon tough times, one us up front and it just being able to play for Troy is helps him as he’s the man never wilted. No matter how hard the first guy off the ball,” a dream come true.” opposing battalion offensive line coach would hit him, he never John Schlarman said. wilted. So while it is a new position for Wilborn, it He may have winced, limped and felt the pain won’t be the first time he’s played in a different course through his body, badgering his resolve position. Following last week’s season opener to give up and pack it in as the injuries and dings at UAB, he has played every single position on mounted. But no matter how rattling it was to the offensive line during his time at Troy. While feel that pain bearing down, submission was not adapting to a change of scenery has never been an option. a problem for him, the 6-foot-4, 299-pound Newnan, Ga., native has had trouble avoiding “I don’t think there’s ever been a time where nagging injuries, which he played through last it crossed my mind where I needed to give up season. football,” Wilborn said. 8
Sr. • OL • Newnan, Ga.
The hurdles haven’t broken his dedication to the Troy Trojans and he says that the team and coaches inspire him to keep pushing through. “I’ve gone through a lot of injuries, especially shoulder injuries, but just being able to play for Troy is a dream come true and this program gave me an opportunity to play,” Wilborn says. “With the injuries I’ve had to endure, the reason I’ve been able to play with them is everything about Troy.” Schlarman in particular seems to have had a profound impact on Wilborn, as he credits him along with the rest of the coaching staff with making him the player that he is today. “I wouldn’t be able to do anything they ask me to do on the field if it wasn’t for him and his time and patience. I really owe a lot to him,” Wilborn said. “Coach Schlarman has definitely had a great impact on me persevering through the injuries and wanting to play for the coaches that we have. I just want to play for them, basically.” That seems like a lot of dedication for a guy that never played football until his junior year of high school, but Wilborn isn’t your ordinary football player. He began to ply his craft at small Heritage
High School and it was there where he became the “anywhere, anytime” player that has made him so pertinent to what Troy does on the field. “We had probably 16 guys on the whole football team. It was limited numbers and we played both ways. After my junior year I knew that football was something I really wanted to do so I put a recruiting package together and sent out film to different coaches. Many schools called me back but Troy was the only school that actually gave me a chance,” Wilborn said. While Wilborn is a respectful, soft-spoken giant off the field, on the field he is a completely different animal, almost literally. Wilborn admits that he prefers the interior position on the line, as it allows him to emphasize his physicality and, in his words, maul the opposition. “To have the opportunity to be on the field, that’s number one, but anyone that’s played in the trenches knows how intense it is in there. It’s a completely different game on the offensive line than from any other position. “The guy across from you is trying to hurt you. You’ll do anything possible to stop him from getting to the quarterback. Playing with an attitude is the biggest thing that an offensive lineman needs and then he’s has to be nasty and to have technique. Coach Schlarmann says you can be the nicest guy off the field, but on the field you’ve got to be able to flip that switch.” The aggression that Wilborn plays with on the field was molded within him during his high school days, as his high school coach challenged him to up his intensity in order to ensure a FBS opportunity for himself. Wilborn bought in and now has garnered the respect and admiration of his peers and coaches.
And despite the responsibility he holds as the man that gets things started for the offense, Wilborn intends to go out there and remain ‘Mr. Dependable’ for his team. Many things have changed for him, but this is one role that remains steadfast. “I’ve always thought that to be a leader you have to lead by example. In order to gain respect you have to get respect and the respect I get from my teammates, I feel honored by it. The way my teammates look at me, it’s an honor,” Wilborn said. “I just want to go in there and be a solid rock for the offensive line and be known as someone that can be counted on.” Schlarman knows that Wilborn is the example that the younger linemen strive to emulate, and while his starting center is long in the tooth compared to the rest of the offensive line, his unmatched toughness, versatility and positive attitude has created a positive impression on not only his teammates, but Schlarman himself. “He’s kind of like the old bull of the group. He’s not overly vocal about it, he doesn’t preach to the guys or anything like, he’s more of a lead by example type,” Schlarman said. “I think those guys look at him, having overcome a lot of the things he’s gone through with injuries and surgeries, and the fact that he’s out there with a great attitude every day says a lot to the younger guys and I think they look up to him because of that... I’m really proud of what he’s
grown into on the field and I’ve got the utmost respect for him.” But surprisingly, Wilborn isn’t overwhelmed by the praise and adulation he receives. That, along with playing through injuries, tossing around the opposition and moving across the offensive line as needed, is just part of who he is as a player and person, and he remains indebted to the Trojans for what they have given him. “Troy was kind enough to give me the opportunity and I feel like to hold up my end of the deal of being a player for them is to give them the best I can,” Wilborn said. “I’m thankful for the opportunity that I’ve been given here.” So this Saturday, when Louisiana-Lafayette and Troy trot onto the field to engage in gridiron warfare, you’ll see #77 in the middle of it all, pointing out the linebackers, understanding where his brothers in arms have been because he’s walked that same walk and continues to do so to this day. To most, Kyle Wilborn is the Trojan army’s jack of all trades but because he doesn’t fit a mold, he will be remembered as a one of a kind prototype who is the heart and soul of the Trojan Wall ... and everything else in between.
“He’s an old-school tough guy,” Troy offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield said. “This is probably the best he’s felt in a long time and he’s able to play through some of those pains and still be highly effective. From day one you can tell he’s loved football. He’s always done well academically and has always taken care of his business off the field and that’s transpired into being a good leader on the field.” Knowing that his teammates look toward him as a leader fills Wilborn with great pride, but he remains grateful to his fellow linemen. Having only practiced the position for about a month, he continues to learn on the fly. He credited Andrew Phillips and the rest of the centers for helping him along the way.
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Troy’s senior safety has endured three season-ending injuries in his career, and now is taking full advantage of one last season as a Trojan. - by Brandon Lee -
Every college football player dreams of winning championships and earning hardware in the forms of a trophy or ring, but some of the hardware that Troy safety Barry Valcin owns is some he wishes he never would have gotten. Valcin, who originally committed to LSU and signed with Baylor out of high school, has broken, fractured and even lacerated various parts of his body, and some more than once. Those injuries have resulted in plates and screws being placed in Valcin’s extremities. “My first major injury was in a high school playoff game,” Valcin said. “I went for an interception and I don’t know how, but I fell on the point of the ball. I couldn’t finish the rest of the game and I couldn’t walk.” Following the game, to go along with the fact that he couldn’t walk, Valcin received even more bad news when the doctors discovered what was wrong. “Finally, they took me to the hospital and they said I had a lacerated kidney,” said Valcin. “I stayed in the hospital for about a week, and due to my internal bleeding, they wanted to cut me open and do surgery on me.” Valcin’s mom, a long-time supporter of him and his football career, was able to experience the procedure and she later told Valcin what she saw when doctors were performing the operation.
“My mom said they were watching the procedure and she said she can’t really explain it, but she saw the hand of God fixing everything,” Valcin said. The guy with so much potential was eventually released from the hospital and went on to graduate from Port Arthur Memorial High School before furthering his career at the next level. In the fall of 2007 Valcin enrolled at Texas’ Kilgore College. But just before the season started, Valcin underwent devastation again, a broken left ankle. “I was playing one-on-one with a receiver,” Valcin said. “We both jumped for the ball and he came down on me and I broke my left ankle.” When he realized that the injury would sideline him for the season, Valcin often found himself wanting to give up on the sport, but he persevered and talked himself back into playing. “When I broke my left ankle, I was just like man I’m just going to go home and forget playing football, but I stuck with it,” Valcin said. After suffering the season-ending injury at Kilgore, Valcin transferred to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas and finally got the chance to enjoy an injury-free season in 2008. The 2009 season welcomed new opportunities for Valcin as he was called on early to start in 12 games for the Trojans. In just his first year at Troy, Valcin recorded 51 tackles and went on to help Troy to its fourth-straight Sun Belt Conference Championship and a GMAC Bowl appearance. The offseason boded well for Valcin, and he was looking forward to another successful season in 2010. However, just two days before the seasonopener at home against Bowling Green, Valcin and the team were going through onside kick drills and the unimaginable happened.
Sr. • DB • Port Arthur, Texas
Valcin again persevered through and was relatively healthy in 2011 as a fifth-year senior playing in 10 games for the Trojans. The NCAA grants players five years to play four seasons, but when a player loses two seasons to injuries the NCAA will sometimes grant the player a sixth year. The NCAA heard Troy’s appeal on Valcin and gave the Trojan safety another shot at the gridiron. With so many ailments in the past, one might think a player would have to undergo many pregame preventive measures, but Valcin relies mostly on faith. “As far as my ankles I get them taped a lot,” Valcin said. “Other than that, I just pray a lot and pray that God sends his hand of protection over me.” In now his sixth year of eligibility, Valcin offered words of encouragement for the newcomers as well as the veterans joining him in the secondary. “Just play ball, be calm and read the keys and do everything you’ve got to do and play hard,” Valcin said. “If you mess up, you just mess up, but give it 110 percent.”
“I jumped for the ball and kind of turned around in the air and caught it, but as I came down my foot was stuck in the ground and I dislocated my ankle,” Valcin said.
Now with one game already under his belt in the 2012 season, Valcin is prepared and ready to go for Troy’s home opener, and hopes to earn more hardware in the form of another conference championship ring.
The diagnosis resulted in a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula in his right leg, and forced Valcin to miss another season.
“I’m just focused on winning and helping my team the best way I can,” Valcin said.
“I was discouraged a lot because I wasn’t moving how I was supposed to be moving and things weren’t going how I wanted them to go,” Valcin said. “But I stuck with it and thanks to my family; they provided a lot of encouragement.”
Sr. • DB • Columbus, Ga. What made you decide to come to Troy? I came to Troy because I knew Troy University gave me the best chance to get a good education close to home. What differences do you see in yourself between now and when you were a freshman? I think I’m just a more mature person and I appreciate the opportunities that I’m given more than I have before. What assets do you bring to Troy football? The assets I bring are just being a smart person on and off the field and using my ability to the fullest. What is the most challenging part of being a student-athlete? Definitely just being able to manage your time. Between classes, weights, practice and travel it can be tough. What is the most rewarding part of being a student-athlete? Building chemistry with players that will last past college and well past when football is over. What has football taught you about life? In life football doesn’t make me who I am, it’s just a game in which I give a 110 percent, but it’s not my life. You have to realize that there is life after football. FAVORITES Troy football moment Bowl games Thing to do outside of football Relax Place to eat in Troy My place Thing on TV ESPN Movie Any old movies Non-football athlete Michael Jordan
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ALABAMA’S INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Last year, TROY ranked 27th on the Institute of International Education’s top 40 list for international student choice, the only university in Alabama on the list. - by Andy Ellis -
More than 20 years ago, Troy University embarked on a mission to prepare its students to be globally competitive, and today’s graduates are reaping the benefits of that philosophy. “When I grew up so many years ago, it was often that we would compare ourselves with neighboring states,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., TROY Chancellor. “Today, we compare ourselves with countries around the world, and we owe it to our students to prepare them to be globally competitive. A global outlook has become our way of thinking, our way of life, and we can proudly affirm that Troy University is Alabama’s International University.” Today, nearly 900 students representing 60 nations and speaking 80 different languages study at TROY. In 2011, TROY was the state’s only university to make the Institute of International Education’s top 40 list for international student choice, coming in at number 27. “At Troy University, we’ve attempted to create an environment, a culture of caring, where our students can actually experience, get to know and live, work and learn with students from around the world,” Dr. Hawkins said. “That’s essential as they prepare to live in that world of the future, which will involve people from many lands.” One partnership program that has been instrumental in TROY’s international growth is the 1-2-1 Sino-American Dual Degree Program. Started in 2000 through partnership agreements with five universities in the People’s Republic of China, the program allows Chinese students at partner institutions to start their degree program, transfer to TROY for two years and then return to their home institutions to complete their degree requirements. At the conclusion of the program, the students receive a diploma from both the home institution and TROY. 16
In 2004, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities joined the partnership with TROY and the China Center for International Education Exchange and used it as a model for other AASCU schools.
available and accessible to students regardless of location,” Dr. Hawkins said. “I think what has been created at Troy University is the model of American higher education, and it’ll be followed for many years to come.”
And while Troy University has proven to be a popular higher education destination for international students, TROY’s American students have plenty of opportunities to broaden their horizons as well through a growing study abroad program. This year, TROY students studied in locales such as England, Sweden, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany and the Middle East.
The State of Alabama is also benefitting from TROY’s international vision through the Center for International Business and Economic Development and the Confucius Institute. TROY’s Confucius Institute, established in 2007, serves as a center for language study and cultural and business exchange with China. New permanent offices for the institute were opened in Bibb Graves Hall on the Troy Campus earlier this year.
One such opportunity took on even greater significance this year as Troy University joined the consortium with Harvard University, Wheaton College and Boston College to send five TROY students to Israel this summer to work on the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, one of the largest archeological expeditions in the Middle East. Faculty members also have been given the opportunity to broaden their horizons through overseas travel and scholarship. In 2011, mathematics professor Dr. Sergey Belyi was named a Fulbright Scholar and spent three months at East Ukrainian National University and Donetsk National University collaborating on mathematical research. Dr. Belyi was the latest in a growing list of TROY Fulbright Scholars. Additionally, the Troy University banner flies around the globe. The University’s operations in Vietnam serve more than 1,000 students, and online education through eTROY has enabled students to earn a quality Troy University degree regardless of time and location. “We have committed ourselves to making sure that our higher education programs are
“In addition to preparing our students, we are also committed to working with our states’ leaders in making sure that Alabama can take advantage of economic development opportunities on a global scale,” Dr. Hawkins said. “We’ve been able to do that through our Center for International Business and Economic Development and our Confucius Institute. I think the best is yet to come for our state, and we’re excited at Troy University to be a part of that development as Alabama’s International University.”
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As Troy University celebrates 125 years of service to students, the University continues to live up to its founding motto: “Educate the mind to think, the heart to feel, and the body to act.” This student-centered philosophy has enabled Troy University to grow from a small teachers’ college established in 1887 to Alabama’s International University. TROY’s educational value has been recognized by national publications such as Forbes magazine, U.S. News and World Reports, MONEY Magazine’s Guide to Colleges and Universities, the Kaplan/ Newsweek College Catalog and for the eighth year in a row, the Princeton Review. Troy University’s recognition as a “best value” university has been enhanced in recent years with major capital improvements and new academic programs, including:
• The granting of the University’s first doctoral degrees, the doctorate in nursing practice, in spring 2011. • The state’s first bachelor’s degree program aimed at increasing the number of interpreters for the deaf and hearing impaired. • The construction of a new dining facility for the Troy Campus, which is now open. • The construction of a new multipurpose arena on the Troy Campus, scheduled to open in 2012. But TROY hasn’t just made its mark in the U.S. With almost 27,000 students enrolled from across the globe, the university has become a truly international institution. TROY serves four campuses in Alabama— in Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City. Outside Alabama, the University maintains a presence globally and has eliminated the barriers of time and place through eTROY. At the heart of that philosophy is an international focus that provides exposure to other cultures both here and abroad. TROY enrolls more than 850 international students from almost 60 countries, while at the same time providing opportunities for students to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Europe and Central and South America.
“What we’ve attempted to do at Troy University is to create an environment, a culture of caring, where our students can actually experience, get to know and live, work and learn with students from around the world,” Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, said. “That’s essential as they prepare to live in that world of the future, which will involve people from many lands.” Troy University is also home to the Confucius Institute, a center aimed at promoting Chinese language and culture and fostering business exchange opportunities. In addition, the University is home to the Center for International Business and Economic Development and the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. TROY also led the way in the United States with its dual degree 1-2-1 program, a partnership with certain Chinese universities that allow Chinese students to start their degree program at home, transfer to TROY for two years and return to their home institutions to finish their degree. Students receive diplomas from both TROY and their home institutions at the completion of the program.
TROY offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication and Fine Arts, Health and Human Services and Education. In addition, Troy University offers a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree, which prepares its graduates for the most advanced level of nursing care. Troy University offers a vast exposure to the historical and cultural arts. On the Montgomery Campus, students, faculty and the general public can visit the Rosa Parks Museum, which celebrates the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader whose refusal to give up her seat on a city bus to a white male led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Davis Theater for Performing Arts, also on the Montgomery Campus, offers an annual series of musical and cultural entertainment that ranges from Broadway plays to concerts. TROY’s College of Communication and Fine Arts provides more than 200 public performances and artistic presentations each year, to an audience of more than 250,000 people. More than 20 percent of the students on the Troy Campus are involved in music study through the Sound of the South Marching Band, choral ensembles and private lessons. Students on the Troy Campus looking to get involved in University life can choose from more than 150 different campus service, religious and social organizations. Cocurricular organizations include the “South of the South” marching and concert bands, Collegiate Singers and Trojan Dance Repertoire Ensemble. In addition, TROY offers a variety of activities to enhance the quality of student life on campus. Troy University has an active Greek Life, with 11 fraternities, nine sororities and five music fraternities on its Troy Campus. A fraternity village consisting of seven two-story houses was opened in 2010. The Troy Campus has two active student-led publications, The Tropolitan and the Palladium. Also, the award-winning TROY TrojanVision broadcasts two live student produced newscasts daily.
GERALD O. DIAL
Governor of Alabama President, Ex-Officio
Area 5 President pro tempore
JOHN D. HARRISON
KAREN E. CARTER
EDWARD F. CROWELL
ROY H. DRINKARD
DR. R. DOUGLAS HAWKINS
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Area 2 President pro tempore emeritus
LAMAR P. HIGGINS
FORREST S. LATTA
C. CHARLES NAILEN
ALLEN E. OWEN III
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DR. JACK HAWKINS, JR. 24th year University of Montevallo, ‘70 Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., a native of Mobile, Alabama, was named Chancellor of Troy University Sept. 1, 1989. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Montevallo and his doctorate from the University of Alabama. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in 1967, Hawkins was commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a platoon leader during the Vietnam War. For his combat duty, he received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and a citation from the Korean Marine Corps. Hawkins has overseen an era of change and growth at TROY, as worldwide enrollment has more than doubled from 14,000 in 1989 to about 30,000. He led the merger of the worldwide Troy State University System into the unified Troy University, an initiative called “One Great University.” More than $200 million has been invested in capital improvements by the Hawkins Administration, including new academic buildings on all four of TROY’s Alabama campuses. Chancellor Hawkins served as the catalyst for the University’s evolution to an international institution. Not only has TROY planted the Trojan flag in locations around the world, but its eTROY has eliminated time and place as barriers to pursuing higher education for students globally. During his tenure, academic standards for admission have been increased, new degree programs were established in all academic colleges, and intercollegiate athletics joined the highest level of NCAA competition.
Hawkins’ professional background includes his service as an assistant dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1971-1979) and as president of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega (1979-1989). In 1985, he was honored by the University of Montevallo as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, and was the recipient of the 2003 AllAmerican Football Foundation’s “Top College President” Award. In 2005 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama. In 2007 he was recognized as the “Alabama Citizen of the Year” by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. In 2011, Dr. Hawkins was recognized with the Chief Executive Leadership Award presented by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and as the March of Dimes River Region Citizen of the Year.
and Universities (AASCU), as Chairman of the Council of University Presidents in Alabama (1999-2001), as President of the Southland Football League and as chairman of the Air University Board of Visitors. He has also served as a trustee of Talladega College, the Helen Keller Eye Research Foundation, and the American Foundation for the Blind. He is a member of the Troy Rotary Club. Dr. Hawkins’ family includes his wife, Janice, and daughters Katie and Kelly. Katie is married to Capt. Dan Beall of the United States Air Force and the couple has a son, Noah and a daughter, Ellyotte. Kelly is an Assistant Alabama Attorney General.
Three buildings have been named in his honor: the “Jack and Janice Hawkins Chapel” at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, the “Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor” and “Jack Hawkins, Jr. Hall” which serves the College of Education of Troy University. Hawkins was profiled as part of two books published in 2004: “Above and Beyond: Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World” by Rudy Socha and Carolyn Darrow and “The Entrepreneurial College President” by James L. Fisher and James V. Koch. Hawkins serves on the board of directors of the Daniel Foundation, Business Council of Alabama, Better Business Bureau of Central Alabama, and Troy Bank and Trust Company. He is chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Disabled, and President of the Sun Belt Conference. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges 21
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included Special Olympics, AHSAA and AISA championships. Troy will once again serve as the host institution for the Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship in 2013. Dennis came to the Troy family from Auburn University, where he served in a variety of capacities beginning in 1985. His final assignment was as the Associate Director of Tigers Unlimited, the Athletics Department’s Development office. In that position, he was responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting support from individuals, private industry and corporations for the Athletics Department. A native of Macon, Ga., Dennis graduated from the University of Georgia, Cum Laude, in 1978.
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STEVE DENNIS 8th year University of Georgia, ‘82 Steve Dennis enters his eighth year as the Director of Athletics for Troy University in 2012 and his tenure has been marked by continued growth of all of Troy’s athletics programs in the Sun Belt Conference and Division I. Since his arrival at Troy in March of 2005 Dennis’ focus has been on the most important part of any athletics program, the student-athletes. Due to that emphasis Troy University student-athletes have led all public institutions of the Sun Belt Conference and in Alabama during his tenure. Over his seven years Troy University student-athletes have regularly posted grade point averages of 3.0 or better. That high academic standard led Troy to enjoy the highest level of success possible under the NCAA’s Academic Progress Report for the 2008-09 and the 2009-10 school years, with all 16 NCAA sports above the mandated 92.5 percent. Troy University’s student-athletes have flourished on the field of play as well as in the class room. Troy’s baseball program has had 17 players drafted or signed to professional contracts while the football program has sent 27 players into professional football, including first-round draft picks DeMarcus Ware and Leodis McKelvin. The Troy football program has been especially successful under the watchful eye of Steve Dennis. The Trojans have won five consecutive Sun Belt Conference titles and have appeared in four bowl games since his arrival as Director of Athletics. That success on the field has translated to success in the stands as Troy has led the Sun Belt Conference in football attendance in five of the past six seasons.
His tenure as Athletics Director also been marked by construction and growth of Troy University’s athletics facilities. The soccer and track teams moved into a brand-new facility. Riddle-Pace Field underwent $5 million in renovations that included the construction of the Lott Baseball Complex. Veterans Memorial Stadium saw the addition of two new luxury boxes and prior to the 2012 season a brand new playing surface. The crowning achievement of the facility improvements under Dennis is the new Trojan Arena that will open for the 2012-13 basketball season. It will also be the home of the Troy volleyball team and house the new Troy University Sports Hall of Fame. Dennis has also been responsible for visits by Oklahoma State, Mississippi State and Navy to Troy in football. Dennis has also shepherded the athletics department through NCAA certification and, at the same time, completed a five-year strategic plan for the program’s continued growth. Externally, Dennis was instrumental in the formation of the Trojan Warriors, the athletic department’s booster club, as well as “The Legion” a student support group. Both groups have grown to more than 1,000 members in a short time and continue to grow annually. The athletics department also entered into a marketing agreement with IMG College, an agreement that was renewed in 2009. Other external accomplishments have included chartering the “T” Letterman’s Club as a chapter of the Troy University National Alumni Association and the establishment of the Al Lucas Endowment for StudentAthlete Excellence.
While at Georgia, he was the Bulldogs’ defensive captain in 1978 and was an Academic AllSoutheastern Conference selection that same season. During his playing career, he played in three bowl games for the Bulldogs. His foundation as a student-athlete guides Dennis in his quest to take Troy athletics toward great things in the future. Dennis started his professional career as a high school teacher, football coach and baseball coach in Windsor (Ga.). He started his collegiate coaching career at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1981. In fourplus seasons, he coached outside linebackers, the defensive line and special teams for the Moccasins. Dennis went to work as the defensive backs and special teams coach at Auburn in 1985, and he remained on the Tigers’ staff for eight seasons. He was named the SEC Working Coach of the Year in 1986 by The Birmingham Touchdown Club. During his initial stint with the Tigers, he coached alongside current Troy head coach Larry Blakeney. Current Troy assistant coach Shayne Wasden, as well as former assistant coaches Mike Pelton and James Joseph, all played for the Tigers while Dennis served on the coaching staff. Dennis returned to his alma mater in December of 1993, and worked as the defensive backs and special teams coach for the Bulldogs for two seasons. From 1997 until 2002, Dennis was out of college athletics. He worked in sales, marketing and promotions for Georgia Southern Wood, Inc., serving in that role from 1997 until 2000. He then worked at Cleveland Brothers Construction from 2000 until 2002. Dennis returned to Auburn to coach tight ends in 2002, before moving to fund-raising within the Auburn Athletics Department in 2003. During his college coaching career, he was part of seven bowl teams and one Division I-AA playoff team. Dennis and his wife, Lisa, have four children - Chris, Cale, Corey and Allison.
Under his leadership, the Troy Athletics Department has hosted numerous state and regional athletics events, including the Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship in 2008 and the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championship in 2009. Other events have
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For the past two decades there have been very few constants in college athletics.
Schools have changed conferences, often more than once. Coaches have pledged loyalty to a school, only to bolt for another job the next day. Student-athletes have gotten bigger, and stronger, and the academic requirements they must meet in order to compete have become increasingly more stringent. Among the few constants on the landscape of college football is Trojans head coach Larry Blakeney. Entering his 22nd season in 2012, Blakeney, quite simply, has been a winner throughout his career.
Consistency. Dedication. Passion. 22nd year Auburn University, ‘70 A 2009 inductee into the prestigious Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Blakeney has been at the forefront of the move of the entire Troy University athletics program from the ranks of Division II, through Division I-AA and into Division I-A. He has run a program that is based on integrity and has been regularly recognized by the American Football Coaches Association for high graduation rates. Throughout his career, Blakeney has been recognized by his peers, by the people he has worked for and with, and by the sporting community at large. He has been named to four separate Halls of Fame, has been named Coach of the Year on numerous occasions and he gives generously of his time to almost any group or organization who asks for it.
In the spring of 2011, Blakeney was awarded the ultimate honor - the playing surface at the University’s home stadium was to be named after the legendary head coach. The home field at Troy University will now, and forever, be known as Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. He was enshrined into the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame in August 2012 as a member of the inaugural class. But his impact on Troy athletics goes beyond wins and losses. Yes, the Trojans have captured eight conference titles during his tenure. Yes, the Trojans have literally sent scores of players on to successful careers as professional football players. But the Troy football program has sent thousands of men on to successful lives away from football. Many of the players who have come to Troy to play for Blakeney never had a positive male role model in their lives. That changes when they become Trojans. Even with all of the obligations and responsibilities that come with the job, if you ask any player who
has taken the field for the Trojans over the last 20 years, they will tell you that he is a players’ coach. He cares about the young men who play for him, and not just during their time at Troy. From his time as a quarterback at Auburn University, to his highly successful high school coaching career, from his 14 years as an assistant coach at his alma mater when the Tigers enjoyed an unprecedented run of success to his now 21 seasons at Troy University, Blakeney has always been associated with a job well done. His tenure at Troy University has been nothing less than remarkable. During his 21 years, he has led the Trojans to a 164-91-1 record, posting the third-best winning percentage among all programs in the state of Alabama during that span. As the school’s longest-serving and most successful head coach of all time, Blakeney led the Troy football program to an unequaled run of success that has taken the Trojans from Division II to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and now to the grandest stage of all, the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Blakeney has guided the Trojans to 15 winning seasons, including six seasons of 10 wins or more, and he currently stands fourth among all college coaches to have manned a sideline in the state of Alabama with 164 victories. Since guiding the Trojans into the Sun Belt Conference in 2004, Blakeney has enjoyed what can only be termed stunning success at the highest level of the game. In eight seasons his teams have won five conference crowns and appeared in five bowl games. During that time the Trojans have won 42 Sun Belt Conference games, nine more than the closest team. Troy has had 84 All-Sun Belt Selections and averaged 28.0 points per game, both are tops in the league.
The Trojans joined an exclusive list in 2010 with their fifth consecutive conference crown. Only two other programs in the history of what is now the Football Bowl Subdivision have won as many
larry Blakeney as five straight league crowns – Florida State in the ACC (5, 1996-2000) and Alabama in the SEC (5, 1971-75). The run of championship success in the Sun Belt started in 2006 when, in just the third season in the league, the Trojans captured their first Sun Belt Conference title. They completed that remarkable season by winning the first bowl game in school history, a decisive 41-17 victory over Rice in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The championship roll continued in 2007 as the Trojans earned a share of their second consecutive title, posting an 8-4 record that included nationally-televised victories over Oklahoma State and Middle Tennessee. The roll did not stop in 2008, as the Trojans won their third straight Sun Belt Conference crown, earning their second appearance in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in 2008. The season included nationally-televised victories over Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic as the Trojans recorded eight victories for the third consecutive season in the FBS. In 2009 Blakeney guided the Trojans to the first perfect 8-0 record in Sun Belt Conference history in earning a fourth straight league crown. He was awarded the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year Award for the second straight year due to his team’s first outright Sun Belt Conference championship. The 2010 team kept the streak alive with its fifth consecutive crown after finishing the conference season with a 6-2 mark. The season included a na-
tionally-televised victory over Middle Tennessee on the road, and a victory over Ohio in the team’s third trip to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on ESPN. The Trojans recorded eight or more wins for the fifth consecutive time playing in the FBS. The program made its first splash in the Sun Belt Conference in 2004 by producing a 7-5 record that included the schools’ first-ever bowl bid, a trip to California for the Silicon Valley Classic. The grand unveiling of a renovated Veterans Memorial Stadium was highlighted by a 24-14 upset of nationally-ranked Missouri that was televised live by ESPN. In 2003, the Trojans posted a 6-6 mark against one of the most challenging schedules in the nation. The slate included eight road games, contests that included traditional powers Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Virginia. In addition, the Trojans defeated Marshall and UAB, and played four other schools from the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans played their first official season as a FBS member in 2002 after going 7-4 in their “transition” season in 2001. Included in the 2001 win total were three wins over FBS foes and a monumental upset of SEC power Mississippi State, the school’s first victory over a BCS-conference school. Of the team’s four losses, three came against opponents ranked in the Top 15 nationally; national-runner-up Nebraska, No. 15 Maryland and national champion Miami (Fla.). In 2002, the Trojans were 4-8 against a schedule that included games against two SEC schools, three Big 12 opponents, in-state rival UAB and perennial bowl participant Marshall. The Troy de-
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fense finished fourth in the nation in total defense despite the challenging slate. Blakeney’s journey at Troy University began on December 3, 1990, when he was hired as the 20th head coach in school history.
His first two seasons came during the “transition” period in the move to FCS status. The program was still technically Division II, although it was not allowed to compete in the playoffs. Blakeney’s first team finished 5-6, but a 10-1 second year, which included a 41-7 win over FBS member Arkansas State, gave Troy fans a glimpse of what was to come. While a member of the FCS, the Trojans enjoyed one of the most successful runs in school history. Over eight seasons, the Trojans advanced to the national semifinals twice and the FCS postseason seven times, including an NCAA-record four consecutive seasons after making the move from NCAA Division II in 1993. When the Trojans jumped to FBS status, Blakeney made NCAA history, becoming one of only two coaches to lead a program from NCAA Division II to the FBS, joining Central Florida’s Gene McDowell. A 1970 graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Blakeney was a three-year letterman at quarterback for the legendary Ralph “Shug” Jordan. He was the first sophomore ever to start at quarterback for Jordan, and Auburn played in two bowl games during Blakeney’s career. The 1968 team defeated Arizona 34-10 in the Sun Bowl, while the 1969 squad lost 36-7 to Houston in the Bluebonnet Bowl. Blakeney was a two-sport star for the Tigers, also lettering in baseball (1968-69) while playing shortstop and third base for legendary coach Paul Nix. He earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Montevallo in 1976.
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Blakeney was born Sept. 21, 1947, in Birmingham, Ala. but grew up in Gordo where he played football, baseball and basketball at Gordo High School.
He is married to the former Janice Powell. The couple has three daughters, Kelley and twins, Julie and Tiffany.
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Kelley, a graduate of Troy University and the UAB Medical School, is a doctor of pathology in Columbia, Tenn, and is married to Allen Argenti. Julie, a Troy marketing graduate, works for an insurance agency in Birmingham and recently married Adam Ivory of Tallahassee, Fla. Tiffany, who graduated with an International Business degree from Troy University, lives with her husband Jason Rash in Atlanta. The Blakeney’s have three granddaughters; Caroline Elizabeth, Madeline Ann and Danielle Avery.
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• 3rd season at Troy • 19th season overall • Florida State, ‘94
• 1st season at Troy • 7th season overall • Boise State, ‘06
• 5th season at Troy • 33rd season overall • Southern Miss, ‘79
• Jeff Beckles is in his third season as an assistant coach at Troy University as he will be in charge of the running backs.
• Julius Brown comes to Troy for his first season coaching cornerbacks after spending the last five seasons at Boise State.
• In 2011, Beckles tutored a trio of running backs - Shawn Southward, D.J. Taylor, and Chris Anderson - who combined to rush for 1,140 yards and 11 touchdowns. Southward led the group, by leading the Trojans with 556 yards on the ground, while Taylor led the team with six rushing touchdowns, last season.
• Brown just completed his third season as Boise State’s director of player personnel after two seasons as the offensive graduate assistant
• Beckles worked with Troy’s talented pair of runners DuJuan Harris and Shawn Southward in his first season, 2010. During his first season, the Trojans rushed for over 2,000 yards; with Harris going over the 100-yard mark at the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
• Most recently Brown served as the on-campus recruiting coordinator for Boise State, organizing official and unofficial visits for recruits and their families. He also oversaw the football recruiting and scholarship budgets, assisted the director of football operations with summer camps, worked with the department’s academic support team and represented the football program at campus and community events.
• Beckles was hired as Troy’s running backs coach in February 2010 after spending 2007-09 in the same capacity at Central Michigan.
• As a graduate assistant in 2007 and 2008, Brown worked with wide receivers and also served as assistant director of football operations.
• While under Beckles’ tutelage in 2009, CMU running backs combined for three 100-yard rushing efforts. The six running backs the Chippewas used during the season combined for 1,299 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
• Was a member of the Broncos staff for two Fiesta Bowl wins (‘06 and ‘09) as Boise State went undefeated in both seasons.
Playing Experience/Education Wide receiver at Florida State (‘89-93) ... Played in the Sugar, Fiesta, Orange and Cotton Bowls ... Member of the 1993 National Championship team ... Part of same recruiting class as Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward and Terrell Buckley ... Earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State (‘94) in social science education ... Earned a Master’s degree from Georgia (‘05) in sport management. Coaching Experience Troy (‘10-pre.) ... Central Michigan (‘03, ‘07-09) ... Georgia Southern (‘06) ... Georgia (‘02, ‘04-05) ... South Florida (‘0001) ... Nicholls State (‘99) ... Worth County HS (‘98) ... Tift County HS (‘97) ... NB Forrest HS (‘95-96) ... Florida HS (‘94). Personal Born on Sept. 2, 1969 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Has one daughter (Brooklyn)
• Before joining the Bronco staff, Brown spent one season coaching defensive backs at Boise’s Capital High School. At Capital, Brown helped the Eagles to the state playoffs. Playing Experience/Education Defensive back at Boise State (‘99-03) ... Member of 2002 and 2003 WAC Championship teams ... 2003 All-WAC Honorable Mention ... Earned his undergraduate degree from Boise State (‘06) in business administration. Coaching Experience Troy (‘12-pre.) ... Boise State (‘06-’11) Personal Born on Apr. 26, 1981 in Lake Charles, La.
• Randy Butler is in his fifth season as an assistant coach at Troy as he is charged with coaching the Trojans’ defensive line. Butler brings 33 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Troy staff. • Butler has continued Troy’s strong tradition of producing top-tier defensive ends that are now playing in the NFL. His latest product, Jonathan Massaquoi, was a fifth round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2012 NFL Draft. During his time at Troy, Massaquoi was a two-time selection to the All-Sun Belt team. • In 2010, Massaquoi combined with current Indianapolis Colt Mario Addison to form one of the best defensive tandems in the Sun Belt Conference. The pair combined for 123 total tackles, 36 for a loss and 24 sacks. • In 2009, Butler coached a defensive line comprised of ends Brandon Lang and Cameron Sheffield, both of which spent the 2010 season in the NFL. The defensive tackles on that line, Kevin Dixon and Eugene Kinlaw were also productive as the Trojans posted a 9-3 regular season record and the four lineman combined for 42 tackles for a loss and 22.5 sacks. • Butler spent 17 seasons at Southern Miss, including 10 years coaching the defensive line and seven as the Golden Eagles’ assistant head coach. Playing Experience/Education Offensive lineman at Southern Miss (‘75-78) ... Played in the 1979 East-West Shrine Game and the 1979 Senior Bowl ... Earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Miss (‘79) ... Earned his Master’s degree from Souther Miss (‘81). Coaching Experience Troy (‘08-pre.) ... Southern Miss (‘79-80, ‘93-07) ... Navarro JC (‘92) ... Tulane (‘88-91) ... SMU (‘82-86) ... University of the South (‘81) Personal Born on Oct. 26, 1956 in Hartford, Ala. ... Married to the former Angela Smith ... Has two daughters (Anna Leigh, Chelsea) ... Has one granddaughter (Ellie).
2012 Troy Football
Offensive Coordinator Inside Recievers
• 5th season at Troy • 24th season overall • Troy, ‘89
• 7th season at Troy • 15th season overall • Mississippi, ‘98
• 2nd season at Troy • 15th season overall • North Georgia, ‘08
• Kenny Edenfield is in his fifth season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Troy, including his third as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator. • In 2010, Edenfield’s first season as offensive coordinator, the Trojans averaged 453.3 yards per game in total offense and also scored 34.1 points per game. The Trojans scored 30 or more points 10 times and 40+ four times. Quarterback Corey Robinson was named the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and Troy won the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. • Last season Troy continued to dominate through the air as Troy finished second in the Sun Belt at 291.3 passing yards per game. Robinson led the league in passing and wide receiver Eric Thomas led the conference in touchdown cathces. • Prior to his time as offensive coordinator, Edenfield served as the Trojans’ receivers coach in 2008 and 2009. Troy won Sun Belt Championships and made bowl appearances in both seasons as Edenfield tutored a receiving corps led by current New York Giant Jerrel Jernigan. • Jernigan spent three of his four record-setting seasons at Troy under the tutelage of Edenfield before being drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft in 2011. Playing Experience/Education Wide receiver at Troy (‘86-88) ... Played on Troy’s 1987 NCAA Division II National Championship team ... Earned his undergraduate from Troy (‘89) in mathematics education. Collegiate Coaching Experience Troy (‘08-pre.) ... North Alabama (‘02-06) ... Tulsa (‘01) ... Southwest Miss. JC (‘97-00) ... Dr. Phillips HS (‘95-97) ... Nicholls State (‘93-94) ... Apopka HS (‘90-92) ... Jackson HS (‘89) Personal Born on Dec. 8, 1965 in Clinton, La. ... Married to Pamela Edenfield ... The couple has three daughters (Caitlin, Christina and Kiley ... Has one son (K.D.) who currently plays receiver for the Trojans.
• Benjy Parker is in his seventh season as an assistant coach at Troy working with the Trojans’ linebackers. • In 2011, the trio of Xavier Lamb, Brannon Bryan and Kanorris Davis combined for 230 tackles while Davis was named to the All-Sun Belt team. • Parker’s 2009 linebacker unit featured three players (Boris Lee - Jaguars, David McDowell - Rams and Bear Woods Falcons) that attended NFL training camps in 2010. The three combined for 314 tackles and 39 tackles for a loss in 2009 as Troy went 9-3 in the regular season. • In 2008, All-Sun Belt linebackers Lee and Woods helped the Trojans rank 30th in the nation in total defense, 31st in scoring defense and 23rd in pass defense. • Lee was a four-time All-Sun Belt selection at Troy, playing all four seasons under Parker. Woods spent only two seasons at linebacker after walking on as a quarterback and earned All-Sun Belt honors under Parker’s watch. • Before coming to Troy, Parker spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at the Northeast Mississippi Junior College, including the 2005 season when the Tigers finished 7-2 and were ranked as high as second in the country. • Parker is well known in the Mississippi Junior College ranks and has proven to be beneficial in recruiting that area for the Trojans. Playing Experience/Education Played at Itawamba CC (‘96-97) in Mississippi ... Transferred to the University of Mississippi where he earned his undergraduate degree (‘98) in exercise science ... Earned a Master’s degree from William Carey (‘00). Coaching Experience Troy (‘06-pre.) ... Northeast Miss. JC (‘04-05) ... Butler County CC (‘00-04) ... ULM (‘00) ... Jones County CC (‘98-99) Personal Born on Oct. 11, 1973 in Bruce, Miss. ... Married to the former Emily Moore ... The couple has one daughter (Mary Hasting).
• Sean Reagan is in his second season as an assistant coach at Troy working with the Trojans’ quarterbacks. Reagan is in his second stint with the Trojans after serving as a graduate assistant in 2008 and 2009. • In 2011, Reagan’s first season in a full-time role with the Trojans, he helped Corey Robinson throw for 3,411 passing yards which led the Sun Belt. Robinson also threw 21 touchdowns, giving him 49 for his career, tying him for second place on Troy’s all-time list. • Reagan came to Troy after spending one season as a graduate assistant working with quarterbacks at Texas Tech. Reagan served under former Troy offensive coordinator Neal Brown while with the Red Raiders. • Prior to his time at Texas Tech, Reagan spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Troy where he assisted Brown with the breakdown of opponents’ defenses. Reagan was responsible for scouting reports and serves as graduate assistant for two Sun Belt Championship teams. • Prior to his time at the collegiate level, Reagan served in different capacities at three high schools in the state of Georgia. That included two seasons (‘04-05) as the offensive coordinator at Chestatee High School. In 2005, Chestatee made its first ever playoff appearance. Playing Experience/Eduation Earned his undergraduate degree from North Georgia College and State University (‘08) in Physical Education/ Leadership ... Currently pursuing his Master’s degree at Troy. Coaching Experience Troy (‘08-09. ‘11-pre.) ... Texas Tech (‘10) ... Monroe Area HS (‘06-07) ... Chestatee HS (‘02-05) ... Rockdale HS (‘98-01) Personal Born on Dec. 27, 1977 in Conyers, Ga. ... Married to the former Elizabeth Ralston ... The couple has two daughters (Heidi and Chloe).
2012 Troy Football
Defensive Coordinator Safeties
Offensive Line Running Game Coordinator
Assistant Head Coach Outside Receivers Special Teams Coordinator
• 15th season at Troy • 15th season overall • Troy, ‘97
• 6th season at Troy • 15th season overall • Kentucky, ‘98
• 9th season at Troy • 21st season overall • Auburn, ‘92
• Jeremy Rowell is in his 15th season on the Troy football coaching staff and his eighth as defensive coordinator. • Rowell will transition from a defensive backs coach to safeties coach in 2012 in addition to his defensive coordinator duties. • In 2011, safety Brynden Trawick led the Sun Belt in tackles under Rowell’s direction, earning All-Sun Belt honors. Jonathan Massaquoi was named All-Sun Belt as well as a defensive end and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. • In addition to Massaquoi, five other Trojan defensive players have been selected in the NFL Draft under Rowell’s watch. DeMarcus Ware (‘05) and Leodis McKelvin (‘08) where both drafted 11th overall, making them the highest draft picks in Sun Belt Conference history. Brannon Condren (‘07), Sherrod Martin (‘09) and Cameron Sheffield (‘10) have also been drafted under Rowell’s watch. • Rowell was defensive coordinator during all five of Troy’s Sun Belt Championships seasons after being promoted from defensive backs coach in 2005. • As defensive backs coach, helped Derrick Ansley finish third in the nation in interceptions in 2003, behind Miami’s Sean Taylor and Nebraska’s Josh Bullocks. Playing Experience/Education Quarterback at Troy (‘91-95) ... Led Troy to two NCAA Division I-AA playoff appearances, including the first perfect regular season in school history ... Earned his undergraduate degree from Troy (‘97) in mathematics and science ... Earned a Master’s degree from Troy (‘99) in foundations of education.
• John Schlarman is in his sixth seasons as an assistant coach on the Troy football staff, all as the offensive line coach. He is in his third season as Troy’s running game coordinator. • Schlarman has been a part of four Sun Belt Championship teams and three bowl appearances at Troy. The Trojan offense, anchored by Schlarman’s offensive line, has ranked in the top 30 in the nation in total offense four times, including a No.3 ranking in 2009. • The Trojans have produced at least one All-Sun Belt offensive lineman in all five of Schlarman’s seasons, including James Brown in 2011 who earned first team honors and participated in the 2012 Senior Bowl. Other All-Sun Belt performers include Tyler Clark (‘09, ‘10), Danny Franks (‘09), Chris Jamison (‘07, ‘08) and Dion Small (‘07, ‘08). • In 2010, Schlarman was named the Trojans’ running game coordinator, a new addition to the Trojan staff. In that first seasons, the Trojans averaged 156.6 rushing yards per game, highlighted by DuJuan Harris going over 100 yards in the New Orleans Bowl. Troy had a pair of rushers over 600 yards that season, a third over 400 and a fourth over 300. Playing Experience/Education Offensive lineman at Kentucky (‘93-97) ... Four-year starter ... First team All-SEC as a senior and Freshman All-SEC ... Received his undergraduate degree from Kentucky (‘98) in secondary mathematics education ... Earned a Master’s degree from Kentucky (‘02) in kinesiology and health promotion.
Coaching Experience Troy (‘07-pre.) ... Newport HS (‘05-06) ... Campbell Co. HS (‘03-04) ... Baylor (‘03) ... Kentucky (‘00-02) ... Bourbon Co, HS (‘98-99)
Personal Born on Nov. 21, 1973 in Crestview, Fla. ... Married to the former Jessica Owens ... The couple has two sons (Jacob and Jaxon).
Personal Born on May 1, 1975 in Forth Thomas, Ky. ... Married to the former Lee Anne Federspiel ... The couple has three sons (Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew).
• Shayne Wasden is in his ninth season as an assistant coach at Troy. He has served as the outside receivers coach and special teams coordinator for the past seven seasons and was promoted to Assistant Head Coach in 2008. He also coordinates the Trojans’ highly successful walk-on program. • In 2011, wide receiver Eric Thomas enjoyed a break out season under the watch of Wasden as Thomas led the Sun Belt in touchdown catches and earned All-Sun Belt honors. • Wasden has also been responsible for some special teams standouts including Troy’s all-time leading punter, Thomas Olmstead, Troy’s all-time leader in field goals, Greg Whibbs and Troy’s all-time leader in punt returns, Leodis McKelvin. • All three of those players have been named All-Sun Belt special teamers under Wasden’s watch, as have place kicker Michael Taylor, punter Will Goggans and return man Jerrel Jernigan. • Wasden has been a part of some offensive teams that have ranked in the top 30 nationally in total offense and he has been a part of all five of Troy’s Sun Belt Championships and all five of their bowl appearances. Playing Experience/Education Wide receiver at Auburn (‘87-90) ... Played under current head Troy head coach Larry Blakeney at Auburn ... Earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn (‘92) in social science ... Earned a Master’s degree from Troy (‘98) in education administration. Coaching Experience Troy (‘04-pre.) ... Eufala HS (‘00-03) ... Opp HS (‘95-99) ... Georgiana HS (‘92-94) Personal Born on July 23, 1968 in Georgiana, Ala. ... Married to the former Patrice Moseley ... The couple has two daughters (Mary Beth and Anna Shay).
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SHAUGHNESSY Richard Shaughnessy enters his 18th season as an assistant coach with the Troy University football staff, and as the head strength and conditioning coach for the 17 intercollegiate athletic teams at the University. As a testament to Shaughnessy’s success as a strength and conditioning coach, he was inducted as a Master Strength Coach by the College of Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) in May of 2009. This is the highest honor awarded for individuals in the field of strength and conditioning. A certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Shaughnessy has been instrumental in developing stronger, quicker and more durable athletes at Troy University. He is a certified member of the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE) and is a club coach for the United States Weightlifting Federation. He is the state director for both the NSCA and NASE. Shaughnessy has been involved with powerlifting for the past 32 years, and has spent the last 22 working with human performance. Shaughnessy also works with student-athletes after the conclusion of the college playing careers, helping many to move on to the professional level. Over the past 13 years, more than 80 of Shaughnessy’s student-athletes have had the opportunity to compete at the next level following the conclusion of their careers at Troy University. In October of 2003, Shaughnessy was selected by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as one of 18 “Elite” Strength Coaches in the world. The inaugural program created by the NSCA honors achievements and competencies of strength and conditioning specialists by assessing their practical and applied experience, along with their interests and contributions to the profession of strength and conditioning. Shaughnessy received his bachelor of science degree in health and human performance from Auburn University in 1989, his master’s degree in education from Troy University in 1998 and his education specialist from Troy University in 2000. He is married to the former Dr. Candice Howard and the couple resides in Troy.
Ash enters his 26th year working in the Athletics Department at Troy University, working as the head athletic trainer for 20 of those years. He served as the school’s assistant trainer from 1987-91.
Ash received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Troy University in 1978, then earned his master’s in education in 1979 while serving as a graduate assistant trainer. In May 2002, Ash was named College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association. In 2001, he was also granted membership in the prestigious American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society. Ash was inducted into the 2008 Alabama Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame for his time as the Head Athletic Trainer at Troy.
He received his bachelor of science degree in sport and fitness management from Troy and is currently working on his master’s degree.
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Trey Dunbar is in his second season working with the football program after serving as an intern in the strength & conditioning program last year. A native of Opp, Ala., Dunbar played baseball and football at Opp High School before attending the University of Alabama where he received a degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 2010. While at Alabama, Dunbar worked as a student assistant coach in the strength & conditioning program. He is currently working toward a master’s degree in sport management at Troy.
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BARNES Graduate Assistant Defense Clay Barnes begins his second season as a graduate assistant at Troy. Barnes works with the Trojan defense. Barnes joined the Troy program following two seasons as an assistant coach at McAdory High School where he coached the secondary. He spent the 2007 season as a volunteer on the Northwestern State coaching staff.
Barnes graduated from Auburn University with a degree in physical education in 2002 .
He allowed just five sacks from his opposition during those 33 games for the Trojans, while missing just five assignments in over 1,800 plays from scrimmage.
The Lakeland, Fla., native is married to the former Marilyn Willis, also a Troy graduate and a teacher in the Troy City School System. The couple has two sons, Bubba and Cody. The couple also has a granddaughter, Preslie.
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Adams played in 33 games for the Trojans at guard and center, leading the Trojans to four Sun Belt Conference championships along the way. During his tenure at Troy, Adams averaged grading out at 84.5 percent; including 85.9 during his junior season.
Chandler earned his bachelor of science degree in social science in 2011 Troy University.
Prior to coming to Troy, Ash was the head trainer and baseball coach at Early County (Ga.) High School in Blakely. During his time in the high school ranks, he also worked closely with the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA.
ADAMS Steven Adams returns for his second season as a graduate assistant with the Trojans after a year away from football. He will work with the Troy offense.
A native of Opelika, Ala., Chandler led his high school team to the state semifinals during his senior season and the quarterfinals as a sophomore. His junior season was cut short by a broken collarbone. However, he was an honorable mention all-state selection the year after the injury, as he passed for 1,293 yards and nine touchdowns.
Ash coordinates all aspects of athletic training, including the supervision of students enrolled in the athletic training curriculum, in what has become one of the most respected programs in the country.
Barnes spent the 2004-06 seasons coaching the defensive line at Eufaula High School after beginning his coaching career as the defensive coordinator at Houston County High School from 2002-03.
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Kyle Fuller is beginning his sixth season of involvement with the Troy University football team. Fuller arrived on the Troy University campus in the fall of 2004 after graduating from Pickens Academy, where he participated in three sports. After starting out as an equipment manager, Fuller began working under coach Shayne Wasden as a student assistant and served that role, specifically working with the special teams for five years. Fuller assisted in breaking down special teams film each week, and helped prepare meetings for Wasden.
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CHANDLER Graduate Assistant Offense Jonathan Chandler begins his second season on the sideline as a graduate assistant for the Troy football program. Chandler will work with the offense where he is familiar with the system, after serving as a quarterback and receiver for the Trojans from 2006 until 2010. The former Trojan started his final season as a receiver, before being thrust into the role of back-up quarterback following the injury to Jamie Hampton in the Middle Tennessee contest.
Judy Morgan begins her 13th season as the football assistant to head coach Larry Blakeney and the Troy University football program. She has been with the athletic department for 16 years, spending the first four as the
Morgan’s primary responsibilities include coordinating all events for Blakeney, working with assistant coaches in their recruiting efforts and maintaining the program’s information database. She also coordinates the Trojan AllStars, the official hostesses of the football program. A life-long resident of Pike and Coffee counties, Morgan is a graduate of Zion Chapel High School and attended Wallace Business College. She is a 17-year employee of Troy University. She currently resides in Troy and is the proud mom of a son, Michael Morgan.
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Camren Hudson DB • Jr. Tallahassee, Fla.
DB • Sr. Port Arthur, Texas
WR • Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
DB • So. Ocala, Fla.
QB • Jr. Paducah, Ky.
brynden Trawick DB • Sr. Marietta, Ga.
Khary Franklin RB • Jr. Valdosta, Ga.
eric Thomas WR • Jr. Shreveport, La.
DB • Jr. Crestview, Fla.
QB • Jr. New Iberia, La.
DB • Jr. Olive Branch, Miss.
WR • Jr. Fort Lee, Va.
Zach Miller DB • Jr. Duncan, S.C.
Chandler Worthy WR • So. Hampton, Ga.
WR • R-Fr. Birmingham, Ala.
Corey Johnson WR • Sr. Muskegon, Mich.
WR • Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
LB • So. Lafayette, Ga.
DB • Sr. Tallahassee, Fla.
WR • R-Fr. Troy, Ala.
QB • R-Fr. Gardendale, Ala.
b.J. Chitty WR • So. Dothan, Ala.
WR • Sr. Prattville, Ala.
bryan Holmes WR • R-Fr. Lake Butler, Fla.
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QB • R-Fr. Mesa, Ariz.
RB • Sr. Florence, Ala.
Wayland Coleman-Dancer LB • Jr. Cleveland, Miss.
RB • Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
RB • R-Fr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DB • Fr. Fitzgerald, Ga.
Tyler roberts LB • R-Fr. Hoover, Ala.
Jed solomon K • R-Fr. Valdosta, Ga.
DB • So. Lynn Haven, Fla.
Jamal Darling DB • Sr. Barlow, Fla.
Will scott K • Jr. Lucedale, Miss.
shaq beverly DB • Fr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DB • Fr. Thomasville, Ala.
Mark Wilson LB • So. Tallahassee, Fla.
FB • Fr. Montgomery, Ala.
DB • R-Fr. Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
DB • Sr. Columbus, Ga.
WR • Fr. Yulee, Fla.
Josh spence DB • Fr. Beauregard, Ala.
RB • Jr. Panama City, Fla.
brett Thiesen WR • So. Jensen Beach, Fla.
TE • So. Gurley, Ala.
RB • Sr. Fairhope, Ala.
LB • Jr. Nesbit, Miss.
DB • So. Florence, Ala.
RB • Fr. Daleville, Ala.
RB • Fr. New Orleans, La.
Hunter Graham LS • Jr. Lincoln, Ala.
DB • So. Hoover, Ala.
brannon bryan LB • Sr. Andalusia, Ala.
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DB • Fr. Waynesboro, Ga.
evan McKissack OL • Jr. Hoover, Ala.
Jacoby Thomas LB • Sr. Mobile, Ala.
DL • Jr. Deerfield Beach, Fla.
LB • Sr. Perry, Ga.
De’Von Terry LB • Sr. Enterprise, Ala.
brach bessant LB • So. Lake City, Fla.
OL • R-Fr. Marianna, Fla.
OL • So. Marianna, Fla.
LB • Fr. Glencoe, Ala.
LB • Jr. Panama City Beach, Fla.
OL • So. Dawson, Ga.
LS • Jr. Greenville, Ala.
LB • Sr. Eufaula, Ala.
DE • R-Fr. DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
OL • Jr. Hoover, Ala.
Luke Lawrence OL • Fr. Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Jarred Fleming OL • Sr. Louisville, Miss.
Tyler Lassiter OL • Fr. Hazel Green, Ala.
LB • So. Hernando, Miss.
Marty stadom DE • Jr. Melbourne, Fla.
LB • Sr. Prattville, Ala.
DL • Sr. Perry, Ga.
Andrew Phillips OL • Sr. Hattiesburg, Miss.
OL • So. Florence, Ala.
DE • Fr. Millbrook, Ala.
OL • Jr. Belle Glades, Fla.
Cody Woodiel OL • Sr. Hernando, Miss.
OL • Fr. Riverdale, Ga.
Terrence Jones OL • So. Huntsville, Ala.
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OL • Sr. Newnan, Ga.
Jadarius Garner DL • So. Clarksdale, Miss.
WR • Fr. Elba, Ala.
WR • Jr. Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
WR • Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
DE • Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
DT • Jr. Orlando, Fla.
Aaron Williams DT • Jr. Leroy, Ala.
D.J. Johnson DL • R-Fr. Mobile, Ala.
WR • Fr. Fruit Cove, Fla.
TE • Jr. McDonough, Ga.
brandon brooks WR • Fr. Jacksonville, Fla.
Xavier Melton DT • Jr. Lakeland, Fla.
Hakeem Haynie WR • So. Stone Mountain, Ga.
Kyle Lucas DE • Sr. Holtville, Ala.
Lonnie Gosha DL • So. Lake Butler, Fla.
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WR • So. Montgomery, Ala.
WR • Jr. Meridian, Miss.
ryan Kay K • Fr. Joseboro, Ga.
OL • So. Florence, Ala.
TE • R-Fr. Florence, Ala.
Derrick Upshaw DT • Jr. Darien, Ga.
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15 Prattville, Ala. (Auburn) • Social Science Deon Anthony ................ QB ........ 6-0...... 214......Jr. 7 New Iberia, Miss. (Hinds CC) • Social Science Jimmie Arnold................ OL ........ 6-1...... 276......Jr. 67 Belle Glades, Fla. (Day HS) • Criminal Justice Dalton Bennett .............. OL ........ 6-3...... 293.. R-Fr. 69 Marianna, Fla. (Marianna HS) • Undecided Brach Bessant................. LB......... 6-1...... 246.... So. 52 Lake City, Fla. (Columbia HS) • General Business Shaq Beverly .................. DB ........ 5-8...... 200..... Fr. 21 Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast HS) • Undecided Tommy Blevins ............... TE......... 6-4...... 240.. R-Fr. 88 Florence, Ala. (Wilson HS) • Undecided Brandon Brooks ............. WR ....... 6-0...... 185..... Fr. 86 Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast HS) • Undecided Brannon Bryan ............... LB......... 6-0...... 227..... Sr. 42 Andalusia, Ala. (Andalusia HS) • Social Science T.J. Bryant ....................... DB ........ 5-11 ... 179..... Sr. 13 Tallahassee, Fla. (USC) • Criminal Justice Brandon Burks ............... RB ........ 5-9...... 195..... Fr. 32 Daleville, Ala. (Daleville HS) • Undecided Zach Camp...................... WR ....... 5-11 ... 170..... Fr. 30 Yulee, Fla. (Yulee HS) • Undecided Eli Canton ....................... LB......... 6-1...... 238.... So. 47 Hernando, Miss. (NE Miss. CC) • Biology/Biomed Science Caleb Carbine ................. OL ........ 6-1...... 271.... So. 60 Florence, Ala. (North Alabama) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. B.J. Chitty........................ WR ....... 6-2...... 197.... So. 17 Dothan, Ala. (Northview HS) • Criminal Justice Wayland Coleman-Dancer . LB......... 6-0...... 203......Jr. 23 Cleveland, Miss. (Mississippi Delta CC)• Social Science Jamal Darling ................. DB ........ 5-10 ... 168..... Sr. 39 Barlow, Fla. (Mt. Union) • Criminal Justice Chris Davis...................... DB ........ 5-8...... 161..... Fr. 25 Thomasville, Ala. (Thomasville HS) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Ethan Davis .................... DB ........ 5-10 ... 177.... So. 34 Lynn Haven, Fla. (Mosley HS) • Social Science Kanorris Davis ................ LB......... 5-10 ... 203..... Sr. 44 Perry, Ga. (Perry HS) • Criminal Justice Tony Davis ...................... DL ........ 6-0...... 249..... Sr. 49 Perry, Ga. (Perry HS) • Broadcast Journalism Eric Dunn ........................ WR ....... 6-0...... 184.... So. 82 Montgomery, Ala. (R E Lee HS) • Social Science K.D. Edenfield................. WR ....... 6-0...... 184.. R-Fr. 13 Troy, Ala. (Charles Henderson HS) • Undecided Harrison Fields ............... TE......... 6-0...... 214.... So. 26 Gurley, Ala. (Madison County HS) • Criminal Justice Jarred Fleming ............... OL ........ 6-5...... 281..... Sr. 66 Louisville, Miss. (East Central Miss. CC) • Physical Education Khary Franklin ............... RB ........ 5-8...... 168......Jr. 11 Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes HS) • Criminal Justice Antonio Garcia ............... OL ........ 6-5...... 256..... Fr. 68 Riverdale, Ga. (Charles Drew HS) • Undecided Jadarius Garner.............. DE ........ 6-2...... 230.... So. 79 Clarksdale, Miss. (Jones CC) • Undecided Kendall Gibson............... LS ......... 5-11 ... 276......Jr. 64 Greenville, Ala. (Fort Dale Academy) • Mathematics Lonnie Gosha ................. DL ........ 6-2...... 277.... So. 98 Lake Butler, Fla. (Arkansas) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Hunter Graham .............. LS ......... 5-10 ... 191......Jr. 41 Lincoln, Ala. (Lincoln HS) • General Business Johnny Gray ................... LB......... 5-11 ... 225......Jr. 53 Panama City Beach, Fla. (Arnold HS) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt J.J. Harbin ....................... WR ....... 5-8...... 171......Jr. 87 Meridian, Miss. (East Mississippi CC)• Criminal Justice Sam Haskins ................... WR ....... 6-4...... 216......Jr. 12 Fort Lee, Va. (Dinwiddie County HS) • Criminal Justice Chris Hawkins ................ OL ........ 6-3...... 294.... So. 78 Florence, Ala. (Hutchinson CC) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Hakeem Haynie .............. WR ....... 6-0...... 184.... So. 81 Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS) • Broadcast Journalism Justin Albert ................... WR ....... 5-8...... 178..... Sr.
18 Lake Butler, Fla. (Union County HS) • Criminal Justice Camren Hudson ............. DB ........ 5-10 ... 195......Jr. 1 Tallahassee, Fla. (Rickards HS)• Criminal Justice Corey Johnson ............... WR ....... 6-0...... 182..... Sr. 5 Muskegon, Mich. (Garden City CC) • Social Science D.J. Johnson ................... DL ........ 6-3...... 294.. R-Fr. 97 Mobile, Ala. (Baker HS) • Undecided Zach Johnson ................. OL ........ 6-3...... 320.... So. 58 Dawson, Ga. (Dawson County HS) • Undecided Terrence Jones ............... OL ........ 6-3...... 306.... So. 75 Huntsville, Ala. (Huntsville HS) • Finance Ryan Kay ......................... K .......... 6-1...... 248..... Fr. 99 Jonesboro, Ga. (Dutchtown HS) • Undecided Montres Kitchens ........... DB ........ 5-11 ... 172..... Fr. 43 Waynesboro, Ga. (Burke County HS) • Undecided Tyler Lassiter .................. OL ........ 6-5...... 298..... Fr. 72 Hazel Green, Ala. (Hazel Green HS) • Undecided Luke Lawrence ............... OL ........ 6-2...... 301..... Fr. 71 Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Hillcrest HS) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Deon Lee......................... DE ........ 6-3...... 233. R-Fr.. 51 DeFuniak Springs, Fla. (Walter Senior HS) • General Business Jared Lee ........................ RB ........ 6-0...... 232......Jr. 40 Panama City, Fla. (Mosley HS) • General Business JaQuadrian Lewis .......... DB ........ 5-11 ... 170..... Fr. 29 Fitzgerald, Ga. (Fitzgerald HS) • Undecided Michael Lindsey ............. WR ....... 5-8...... 153..... Fr. 83 Elba, Ala. (Elba HS) • Undecided Joe Lofton....................... DB ........ 6-0...... 186. R-Fr.. 22 Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (Ft. Walton Beach HS) • Criminal Justice Kyle Lucas ....................... DE ........ 6-3...... 274..... Sr. 93 Holtville, Ala. (Holtville HS) •Criminal Justice Myles Mays ..................... FB ........ 5-10 ... 225..... Fr. 40 Montgomery, Ala. (American Christian HS) • Undecided Evan McKissack .............. OL ........ 5-10 ... 255......Jr. 50 Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS) • Mathematics Xavier Melton................. DT ........ 6-3...... 310......Jr. 92 Lakeland, Fla. (Butler CC) • Physcology Dimetri Miles .................. LB......... 6-1...... 209.... So. 9 Lafayette, Ga. (Lafayette HS) • Undecided Zach Miller...................... DB ........ 5-9...... 175......Jr. 14 Duncan, S.C. (Butler CC) • Criminal Justice T.J. Mitchell..................... RB ........ 5-8...... 188..... Sr. 24 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Hollywood-Chaminade HS) • Criminal Justice Trey Page ........................ WR ....... 5-8...... 171.. R-Fr. 4 Birmingham, Ala. (Oak Mountain HS) • Undecided Kevin Pantastico ............ QB ........ 6-1...... 200.. R-Fr. 18 Mesa, Ariz. (Dakota State) • Small Business & Entreprshp Bradley Payne ................ DB ........ 5-10 ... 194.... So. 31 Florence, Ala. (Florence HS) • Criminal Justice Felton Payton ................. WR ....... 6-0...... 186......Jr. 84 Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (Ft. Walton Beach HS) • Criminal Justice Garrett Peek ................... DE ........ 6-2...... 251..... Fr. 61 Millbrook, Ala. (Stanhope Elmore HS) • Undecided Andrew Phillips .............. OL ........ 6-3...... 328..... Sr. 55 Hattiesburg, Miss. (Pearl River CC) • History Chris Pickett ................... DB ........ 5-11 ... 200......Jr. 7 Crestview, Fla. (Crestview HS) • Social Science Dionte Ponder ................ DB ........ 5-11 ... 172.... So. 5 Ocala, Fla. (Trinity Catholic) • General Business Chip Reeves .................... WR ....... 5-10 ... 176..... Sr. 8 Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stone Mountain HS) • Social Science Tyler Roberts .................. LB......... 6-1...... 215.. R-Fr. 33 Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS) • Undecided Corey Robinson.............. QB ........ 6-2...... 209......Jr. 6 Paducah, Ky. (Lone Oak HS) • Criminal Justice Jaquon Robinson ........... WR ....... 5-11 ... 188..... Sr. 2 Atlanta, Ga. (Air Force) • Psychology Will Scott ........................ K .......... 5-11 ... 192......Jr. 21 Lucedale, Miss. (Gulf Coast CC) • Biology/Biomed Science Patrick Shotts ................. OL ........ 6-1...... 269......Jr. 65 Hoover, Ala. (North Alabama) • Social Science Jed Solomon .................. K .......... 5-7...... 152.. R-Fr. 38 Valdosta, Ga. (Brookwood HS) • Criminal Justice Bryan Holmes ................. WR ....... 5-11 ... 173.. R-Fr.
20 Florence, Ala. (Florence HS) • Criminal Justice Josh Spence.................... DB ........ 5-10 ... 165..... Fr. 36 Beauregard, Ala. (Beauregard HS) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Jeremy Spikner .............. DB ........ 5-10 ... 190......Jr. 11 Olive Branch, Miss. (NE Mississippi CC) • Social Science Marty Stadom ................ DE ........ 6-1...... 237......Jr. 54 Melbourne, Fla. (SW Mississippi CC) • History-European/Asian/African Tommy Stephens ........... OL ........ 6-3...... 272.... So. 70 Marianna, Fla. (Marianna HS) • Criminal Justice D.J. Taylor ....................... RB ........ 6-0...... 230..... Sr. 31 Fairhope, Ala. (Baldwin County HS) • Business Admin. Shermane TeArt ............. DT ........ 6-1...... 279......Jr. 91 Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater HS) • Criminal Justice Jim Teknipp .................... TE......... 6-5...... 245......Jr. 80 McDonough, Ga. (Central Florida) • General Business DeVon Terry.................... DB ........ 6-1...... 191..... Sr. 57 Enterprise, Ala. (Enterprise HS) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Brett Thiesen .................. WR ....... 5-10 ... 169.... So. 22 Jensen Beach, Fla. (Kentucky) • Social Science Eric Thomas .................... WR ....... 6-1...... 209......Jr. 3 Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian) • Criminal Justice Jacoby Thomas............... LB......... 5-11 ... 248..... Sr. 56 Mobile, Ala. (Murphy HS) • Social Science Dallas Tidwell ................. QB ........ 6-7...... 223.. R-Fr. 14 Gardendale, Ala. (Gardendale HS) • Physical Education Brandon Timmons ......... DE ........ 6-1...... 251......Jr. 90 Memphis, Tenn. (MW Mississippi CC) • Social Science Martrez Townes ............. LB......... 5-10 ... 204......Jr. 27 Nesbit, Miss. (Itawamba CC) • Criminal Justice Brynden Trawick ............ DB ........ 6-2...... 221..... Sr. 10 Marietta, Ga. (NE Mississippi CC) • Social Science Ryan Turner .................... LB......... 6-1...... 224..... Sr. 45 Eufaula, Ala. (Eufaula HS) •Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Derrick Upshaw.............. DT ........ 6-2...... 287......Jr. 94 Darien, Ga. (Jones County CC) • Criminal Justice Barry Valcin .................... DB ........ 5-11 ... 197.... Sr.. 2 Port Arthur, Texas (Coffeyville CC) • Post Baccalaureate Bobby Walker ................. WR ....... 6-0...... 166..... Fr. 85 Fruit Cove, Fla. (Bartram Trail HS) • Undecided Daniel Warren ................ LB......... 6-2...... 215..... Fr. 46 Glencoe, Ala. (Glencoe HS) • Business John West ....................... RB ........ 5-10 ... 190..... Fr. 36 New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin HS) • Marketing Daron White ................... RB ........ 5-9...... 176.. R-Fr. 28 Jacksonville, Fla (First Coast HS) • Sport/Fitness Mgmt. Kyle Wilborn ................... OL ........ 6-4...... 299..... Sr. 77 Newnan, Ga. (Heritage HS) • Political Science - International Politics Aaron Williams ............... DT ........ 6-4...... 270......Jr. 95 Leroy, Ala. (Leroy HS) • Criminal Justice Chris Williams................. WR ....... 5-11 ... 183......Jr. 89 Birmingham, Ala. (Mississippi Valley St.) • Computer Science Bryan Willis..................... DB ........ 5-10 ... 184..... Sr. 26 Columbus, Ga. (Shaw HS) • Criminal Justice Mark Wilson.................... LB......... 6-0...... 234.... So. 35 Tallahassee, Fla. (Fullerton CC) • Sociology Cody Woodiel ................. OL ........ 6-4...... 268..... Sr. 74 Hernando, Miss. (NE Mississippi CC) • Physical Education Chandler Worthy............ WR ....... 5-9...... 159.... So. 16 Hampton, Ga. (Griffin HS) • Marketing Jacquez Young ............... DB ........ 5-9...... 173.... So. 37 Hoover, Ala. (West Alabama) • Biology/Biomed Science Shawn Southward.......... RB ........ 5-9...... 192..... Sr.
Submit your nominations for the 2013 Troy University Sports Hall of Fame class. Nominations are due by October 15.
Troy University inducted 11 of the greatest men and There are three ways to nominate: women in Troy history into 1. TroyTrojans.com the Troy University Sports Hall 2. Email email@example.com of Fame in a ceremony Friday, 3. Call 334-670-3482 August 11, 2012. The ceremony to induct the inaugural class was the first event held in state-of-the-art Trojan Arena, where the Hall of Fame is housed.
The class consisted of Ralph Adams (administration), Billy Atkins (football), Larry Blakeney (football), Sim Byrd (football), Don Maestri (men’s basketball), Vergil Parks McKinley (football), Denise Monroe (women’s basketball), Charles Oliver (track & field), Chase Riddle (baseball), Mike Turk (football) and DeMarcus Ware (football). As we move through the season, Troy Gameday will highlight the inaugural class. This week we look at Ralph Adams and Billy Atkins. Ralph Adams - Ralph Adams became President of Troy State University in 1964 and remained in that role for 25 years before retiring in 1989. Under his administration, Troy State achieved university stature and more than doubled its enrollment. Athletically, the Trojans won the NAIA national championship in football in 1968, a pair of NCAA Division II football championships (1984 & 1987), two NCAA Division II baseball titles (1986 & 1987) and numerous NCAA Division II national titles in golf and track & field. Adams passed away on May 13, 1998. Ralph Adams’ grandson, Sam (pictured top left), represented Adams at the induction. Bill Atkins - Billy Atkins coached the Troy State football team for six seasons from 1966 to 1971 and led the Trojans to the 1968 NAIA national championship. Atkins also led TSU to three Alabama Collegiate Conference championships (1967-68-69), and his 44 career victories rank as the second most in University history. He was the two-time NAIA District 27 Coach of the Year (1967-68) and was the NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1968. He served in the dual role of football coach and athletic director from 1969 to 1971. Atkins was the most valuable player on the 1957 Auburn national championship team and played professionally for San Francisco, Buffalo, Denver and the New York Jets. Atkins passed away on November 5, 1991. Atkins’ former player, Danny Grant (pictured middle left), represented Atkins at the induction.
2012 TROY SOCCER SCHEDULE Aug. 17 Aug. 19 Aug. 22 Aug. 24 Aug. 26 Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oc.t. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Oct. 31-Nov. 3
Alabama State at Alcorn State Ole Miss at Wofford at Furman Louisiana Tech1 Stetson1 vs. Elon2 at UNC Wilmington2 Mercer Florida Atlantic* FIU* at North Texas* Arkansas State* UALR* at Middle Tennessee* at WKU* Louisiana-Lafayette* at ULM* at South Alabama* Sun Belt Championships
All home games in Bold Italics All home games played at Troy Track/Soccer Complex All times central and subject to change
Troy, Ala. 3 pm Lorman, Miss. 1 pm Troy, Ala. 3 pm Spartanburg, S.C. 5 pm Greenville, S.C. 12 pm Troy, Ala. 3 pm Troy, Ala. 12 pm Wilmington, N.C. 4 pm Wilmington, N.C. 11 am Troy, Ala. 1 pm Troy, Ala. 3 pm Troy, Ala. 1 pm Denton, Texas 1 pm Troy, Ala. 3 pm Troy, Ala. 1 pm Murfreesboro, Tenn. 7 pm Bowling Green, Ky. 1 pm Troy, Ala. 1 pm Monroe, La. 1 pm Mobile, Ala. 7 pm Mobile, Ala. TBA * Sun Belt contest 1 - Trojan Classic 2 - UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Invitational
2012 TROY CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 15 Oct. 5 Oct. 13 Oct. 27
Troy Trojan Invitational Auburn Invitational Azalea City Classic Florida State Invitational Coach O Invitational Sun Belt Championships
All home events in Bold Italics
Troy, Ala. Auburn, Ala. Mobile, Ala. Tallahassee, Fla. Troy, Ala. Bowling Green, Ky.
2012 TROY VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Aug. 24 Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 23 Oct. 27 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 15-17
vs. Georgia State1 vs. Slovenia1(Exh.) at Georgia1 vs. Georgia Southern1 Auburn at UT-Martin2 vs. DePaul2 vs. Wright State2 vs. Chattanooga3 vs. North Carolina Central3 vs. Tennessee State3 at Kennesaw State3 at Alabama State4 vs. Jackson State4 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore4 Florida A&M at WKU* at Middle Tennessee* FIU* Florida Atlantic* at Arkansas State* UALR* North Texas* ULM* South Alabama* Louisiana-Lafayette* at Florida A&M at South Alabama* WKU* Middle Tennessee* at FIU* at Florida Atlantic* Sun Belt Championships
* Sun Belt contest All home games in Bold Italics All times central and subject to change
Athens, Ga. 12 pm Athens, Ga. 3 pm Athens, Ga. 6 pm Athens, Ga. 9 am Troy, Ala. 7 pm Martin, Tenn. 7 pm Martin, Tenn. 11 am Martin, Tenn. 5 pm Kennesaw, Ga. 9 am Kennesaw, Ga. 4 pm Kennesaw, Ga. 1:30 pm Kennesaw, Ga. 6 pm Montgomery, Ala. 1 pm Montgomery, Ala. 5 pm Montogmery, Ala. 9 am Troy, Ala. 6 pm Bowling Green, Ky. 7 pm Murfreesboro, Tenn. 7 pm Troy, Ala. 7 pm Troy, Ala. 5 pm Jonesboro, Ark. 7 pm Little Rock, Ark. 3 pm Troy, Ala. 7 pm Troy, Ala. 7 pm Troy, Ala. 7 pm Troy, Ala. 12 pm Tallahassee, Fla. 6 pm Mobile, Ala. 7 pm Troy, Ala. 7 pm Troy, Ala. 7 pm Miami, Fla. 5:30 pm Boca Raton, Fla. 12 pm Bowling Green, Ky. TBA 1 - Benson Hospitality Bulldog Invitational 2 - First State Skyhawk Invitational 3 - Owls Invitational 4 - ASU Tournament
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LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/29 10/6 10/16 10/23 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1
Lamar *at Troy (ESPN3) at Oklahoma State (Fox Sports) *FIU Tulane *at North Texas (ESPN2) *Arkansas State (ESPN2) *at ULM at Florida *WKU *South Alabama *at Florida Atlantic
W, 40-0 6 p.m. 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA
Total Offense Plays Yards/Play Yards/Game Rushing Yards Rushing Yards/Game Rushing Yards/Att. Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Passing Yards/Comp. First Downs/Game Points/Game Field Goals Punting Average Punt Returns Yards/Return Kickoff Returns Yards/Return Penalties Average/Game Turnovers Third Down Conversion % Time of Possession/Game Interceptions by Defense Sacks
Team ULL Opp
1st 13 0
Player Effrem Reed Alonzo Harris Montrel Carter Terrance Broadway Blaine Gautier ULL Opponents
# 17 8
Player Blaine Gautier Terrance Broadway ULL Opponents
# 4 86 11 15 9
Player Javone Lawson Jacob Maxwell James Butler Jamal Robinson Harry Peoples ULL Opponents
# 6 34 29 5 93 74 45 21 57 92
Player Qyen Griffin Justin Anderson Tyren Alexander Darius Barksdale Cordian Hagans Justin Hamilton Emeka Onyenekwu Rodney Gillis Chris Prater Christian Ringo ULL Opponents
2nd 27 0
3rd 0 0
4th 0 0
RUSHING Car. 7 16 6 3 2 34 37
Yards 55 46 27 9 6 143 38
PASSING Cm. 7 6 13 18
Att. 18 9 27 29
Yards 142 61 203 156
RECEIVING Rec. 3 3 2 1 1 13 18
Yards 33 23 20 86 20 203 156
DEFENSE Tac. 6 5 5 5 5 4 3 1 1 1
194 66 2.9 194.0 38 38.0 1.0 156 156.0 8.7 13.0 0.0 0-0 43.5 0-0 0.0 3-56 18.7 4-34 4.0-34.0 4 37.5 34:22 0-0 0-0
Avg. 7.9 2.9 4.5 3.0 3.0 4.2 1.0
at UAB (Fox College Sports) *Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN3) Mississippi State (ESPN3) *at North Texas (ESPN3) *at South Alabama (Sun Belt Network) *WKU (ESPNU) *FIU (Sun Belt Network) *at Florida Atlantic at Tennessee (SEC Network) Navy (ESPN3) *Arkansas State (Troy IMG Sports Network) *at Middle Tennessee (ESPN3)
Chip Reeves’ 125 receiving yards against UAB set a new career-high. The senior caught six passes and scored one touchdown
Total 40 0
Team TROY Opp
1st 10 0
# 20 15 11 7 6
Player Shawn Southward Justin Albert Khary Franklin Deon Anthony Corey Robinson TROY Opponents
TD 2 0 2 0
Lg. 86 20 86 23
# 6 7
Player Corey Robinson Deon Anthony TROY Opponents
TD 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
Lg. 24 16 15 86 20 86 23
# 8 20 17 40 84
Player Chip Reeves Shawn Southward B.J. Chitty Jarod Lee Felton Payton TROY Opponents
# 42 10 7 9 44 57 13 14 49 54 33
Player Brannon Bryan Brynden Trawick Chris Pickett Dimitri Miles Kanorris Davis De’Von Terry T.J. Bryant Zach Miller Tony Davis Marty Stadom Tyler Roberts TROY Opponents
Will Scott’s first ever field goal attempt as a Trojan was good as he booted a 44-yard try against UAB.
2.0-5 0.5-0 4.0-13 2.0-8
1.0-8 1.0-5 12.0-43 5.0-13
1.0-8 1.0-5 3.0-20 0.0-0
1-16 1-16 0-0
453 67 6.8 453.0 262 262.0 5.8 191 191.0 14.7 19.0 39.0 1-1 37.0 2-4 2.0 2-47 23.5 11-107 11.0-107.0 2 38.0 28:47 1-0 2-13
SCORING BY QUARTERS
Lg. 12 14 9 10 6 14 15
W, 39-29 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Total Offense Plays Yards/Play Yards/Game Rushing Yards Rushing Yards/Game Rushing Yards/Att. Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Passing Yards/Comp. First Downs/Game Points/Game Field Goals Punting Average Punt Returns Yards/Return Kickoff Returns Yards/Return Penalties Average/Game Turnovers Third Down Conversion % Time of Possession/Game Interceptions by Defense Sacks
TD 1 1 0 0 0 2 9
Int. 0 0 0 1
Avg. 11.0 7.7 10.0 86.0 20.0 15.6 8.7
9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/11 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/14
346 61 5.7 346.0 143 143.0 4.2 203 203.0 15.6 15.0 40.0 4-4 41.7 4-47 11.8 1-41 41.0 7-50 7.0-50.0 1 50.0 25:38 1-16 3-20
SCORING BY QUARTERS
# 31 46 3 8 17
2nd 7 7
3rd 8 10
4th 14 12
RUSHING Car. 28 8 1 5 3 45 44
Yards 204 50 10 4 -6 262 134
PASSING Cm. 11 2 13 19
Att. 20 2 22 34
Yards 164 27 191 325
RECEIVING Rec. 6 3 1 1 1 13 19
Yards 125 10 25 20 7 191 325
DEFENSE Tac. 11 11 7 7 6 5 4 4 3 3 2
459 78 5.9 459.0 134 134.0 3.0 325 325.0 17.1 23.0 29.0 1-1 48.8 3- -6 -2.0 5-82 16.4 9-47 9.0-47.0 4 50.0 31:13 0-0 0-0
Avg. 7.3 6.2 10.0 0.8 -2.0 5.8 3.0
Total 39 29
TD 3 0 0 0 0 3 2
Lg. 55 16 10 2 3 55 16
TD 2 0 2 2
Lg. 55 20 55 47
TD 1 0 1 0 0 2 2
Lg. 55 7 25 20 7 55 47
Int. 0 0 0 1
Avg. 20.8 3.3 25.0 20.0 7.0 14.7 17.1
1-0 1.5-2 2.0-10 1.0-5 5.0-18 5.0-11
1.0-8 1.0-5 2.0-13 0.0-0
TROY # 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 31 31 32 33 34 35 37 38 40 41 42 43 44 45 47 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 74 75 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 97 98 99
Name Camren Hudson Barry Valcin Jaquon Robinson Eric Thomas Trey Page Corey Johnson Dionte Ponder Corey Robinson Chris Pickett Deon Anthony Chip Reeves Dimitri Miles Brynden Trawick Khary Franklin Jeremy Spikner Sam Haskins T.J. Bryant K.D. Edenfield Zach Miller Dallas Tidwell Justin Albert Chandler Worthy B.J. Chitty Bryan Holmes Shawn Southward Will Scott Joe Lofton Wayland Coleman-Dancer Shaq Beverly T.J. Mitchell Chris Davis Bryan Willis Brian Exley Martrez Townes Daron White JaQuadrian Lewis D.J. Taylor Bradley Payne Brandon Burks Tyler Roberts Ethan Davis Mark Wilson Jacquez Young Jed Solomon Jarod Lee Hunter Graham Brannon Bryan Montres Kitchens Kanorris Davis Ryan Turner Eli Canton Tony Davis Evan McKissack Deon Lee Brach Bessant Johnny Gray Marty Stadom Andrew Phillips Jacoby Thomas De’Von Terry Zach Johnson Ty Burt Caleb Carbine Garrett Peek Kendall Gibson Jarred Fleming Jimmie Arnold Antonio Garcia Dalton Bennett Tommy Stephens Luke Lawrence Tyler Lassiter Cody Woodiel Terrence Jones Kyle Wilborn Christopher Hawkins Jadarius Garner Jim Teknipp Hakeem Haynie Eric Dunn Michael Lindsey Felton Payton Bobby Walker Brandon Brooks J.J. Harbin Tommy Blevins Chris Williams Brandon Timmons Shermane TeArt Xavier Melton Kyle Lucas Derreck Upshaw Aaron Williams D.J. Johnson Lonnie Gosha Ryan Kay
Pos. DB DB WR WR WR WR DB QB DB QB WR LB DB RB DB WR DB WR DB QB WR WR WR WR RB P DB LB DB RB DB DB RB LB RB DB RB DB RB LB DB LB DB K RB LS LB DB LB LB LB DL OL DE LB LB DE OL LB DB OL LB OL DE LS OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL TE WR WR WR WR WR WR WR TE WR DE DT DT DE DT DT DL DL K
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE Ht. 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-1 5-8 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-2 5-8 5-10 6-4 5-11 6-0 5-9 6-7 5-8 5-9 6-2 5-11 5-9 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-0 5-9 5-7 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-8 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-1
Wt. 195 197 188 209 171 182 172 209 200 214 176 209 221 168 190 216 179 184 175 223 178 159 197 173 192 192 186 203 200 188 161 184 220 204 176 170 230 194 195 215 177 234 173 152 232 191 227 172 203 224 238 249 255 233 246 225 237 328 248 191 320 227 271 251 276 281 276 256 293 272 301 298 268 306 299 294 230 245 184 184 153 186 166 185 171 240 183 251 279 310 274 287 270 294 277 248
Yr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. R-Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. Jr. R-Fr. Sr. So. So. R-Fr. Sr. Jr. R-Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. R-Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. R-Fr. So. So. So. R-Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. R-Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. R-Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. So. So. Jr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. R-Fr. So. Fr.
STARTING LINEUPS TROY OFFENSE Pos. LT LG C RG RT TE WR-X WR-H WR-Y WR-Z RB QB
# 66 74 77 58 75 80 8 15 2 3 20 6
Name Jarred Fleming Cody Woodiel Kyle Wilborn Zach Johnson Terrence Jones Jim Teknipp Chip Reeves Justin Albert Jaquon Robinson Eric Thomas Shawn Southward Corey Robinson
Ht. 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-5 5-10 5-8 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-2
Wt. 281 268 299 320 306 245 176 178 188 209 192 209
Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE DEFENSE Pos. DE NT DT BND ROV SLB WLB CB SS FS CB
# 93 74 92 52 30 59 34 22 5 21 2
Name Cordian Hagans Justin Hamilton Christian Ringo Dominique Tovell Le’Marcus Gibson Jake Molbert Justin Anderson Melvin White Darius Barksdale Rodney Gillis Jemarlous Moten
Ht. 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-11
Wt. 280 330 285 235 205 225 235 191 200 186 175
Yr. Sr. So. So. R-Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE OFFENSE Pos. LT LG C RG RT TE WR-X WR-H WR-Y RB QB
# 72 70 71 67 76 85 4 9 87 46 17
Name Leonardo Bates Mykhael Quave Andre Huval Daniel Quave Jaron Odom Ian Thompson Javone Lawson Harry Peoples Darryl Surgent Alonzo Harris Blaine Gautier
Pos. DE DT DT BAN WLB MLB SLB LCB LS RS RCB
# 49 91 93 33 9 42 44 26 10 2 14
Name Tony Davis Shermane TeArt Kyle Lucas Tyler Roberts Dimitri Miles Brannon Bryan Kanorris Davis Bryan Willis Brynden Trawick Barry Valcin Zach Miller
Pos. K/KO P SS LS KR PR
# 21 21 64 41 16 15
Ht. 6-5 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-0
Wt. 296 300 290 324 330 234 183 180 195 220 212
Yr. Sr. R-Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr.
Wt. 249 279 274 215 209 227 203 184 221 197 175
Yr. Sr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr
TROY DEFENSE Ht. 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-9
TROY SPECIAL TEAMS Name Will Scott Will Scott Kendall Gibson Hunter Graham Chandler Worthy Justin Albert
Ht. 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-8
Wt. 192 192 276 191 159 178
Yr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE Pos. K/KO P LS KR PR
# 40 40 82 87 87
Name Brett Baer Brett Baer John Broussard Darryl Surgent Darryl Surgent
Ht. 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-0
Wt. 182 182 206 195 195
Yr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr.
# 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 44 45 46 47 49 52 54 55 56 57 58 59 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 74 75 76 78 79 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 91 92 93 95 96 97 98
Name Jemarlous Moten Montrel Carter Javone Lawson Darius Barksdale Qyendarius Griffin Delvin Jones Terrance Broadway Harry Peoples Larry Pettis James Butler Brady Thomas Jamal Robinson Eric Ferguson Blaine Gautier Jevante Watson Dominick Jones Will Burrowes Rodney Gillis Melvin White Bradley Brown Sean Thomas Al-Damion Riles Yobes Walker T.J. Worthy Marcus Jackson Tyren Alexander Le’Marcus Gibson Effrem Reed Trevence Patt Justin Anderson Boris Anyama Zach Bourque Hunter Thibodaux Trae Johnson Christian Hill Brett Baer Torrey Pierce Kevin Fouquier Emeka Onyenekwu Alonzo Harris Blake Comminie Matt Rosenbalm Dominique Tovell Kevon Foster Brandon Nash Christian Sager Chris Prater Nick Barnfield Jake Molbert Jarad Martin Jeremy Sparks Ben Duhon Marvin Martin Daniel Quave Octravian Anderson Greg Siener Mykhael Quave Andre Huval Leonardo Bates Justin Hamilton Terry Johnson Jaron Odom Daniel Lemelle Evyn Perry John Broussard Jared Johnson Devin Figaro Ian Thompson Jacob Maxwell Darryl Surgent Andrew Hebert Carlos Alvarez Christian Ringo Cordian Hagans Hunter Stover Brandon McCray Jalen Fields Darrell Green
Pos. CB RB WR S LB LB QB WR TE WR QB WR CB QB CB CB LB S CB WR CB S RB S RB LB LB RB S LB LB LB S LB LB K/P RB LB DE RB DE DS LB OL LB LB DE LB LB OL OL DL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL DS WR WR TE TE WR TE K DL DL K DL DL DL
Ht. 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-5 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-4 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-3 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-0 5-8 6-1 5-11 5-11 5-9 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-5 5-11 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-2 5-9 6-1 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-5 6-2
Wt. 175 180 183 200 235 230 205 180 250 205 184 205 171 212 175 187 200 186 191 180 175 215 195 190 210 200 205 180 185 235 210 172 195 225 200 182 180 210 250 220 245 225 235 300 225 220 260 230 225 288 280 260 294 324 280 280 300 290 296 330 285 330 282 280 206 200 205 234 230 195 212 195 285 280 205 300 280 280
Yr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. So. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr Sr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So.
OFFICIALS Referee Kevin Stine Umpire Williams Lee Head Linesman Scott Petersen Line judge Jeff Chandler Side judge Eduardo Balbis
Field judge Jamie Grant Back judge Brian McGready Replay Official John Layne Communicator Bryan Borill Alt. Official Keith Baxter
Martin HaLL UniverSity PrOFiLe
Louisiana-Lafayette is a coeducational public research university located in the heart of Acadiana. It is the largest campus within the eight-campus University of Louisiana System and is the second largest university in the state of Louisiana. Founded in 1900 as an industrial institute, Louisiana-Lafayette is recognized for excellence in computer science and its graduate program in evolutionary and environmental biology. It offers Louisiana’s only PhD in Francophone studies, only doctoral degree in cognitive science and only industrial design degree. The campus consists of 137 acres lined by live oak trees. Its quadrangle is encircled by a “Walk of Honor” path which contains more than 80,000 bricks bearing the names of every graduate, beginning with the first graduating class of 1903. Also centered in the campus is Cypress Lake, a swamp-like microcosm of the nearby Atchafalaya Basin, home to alligators, turtles, birds and fish.
Dr. E. Joseph Savoie University President
Scott Farmer Athletic Director
Location ........................................Lafayette, La. Enrollment ................................................16,885 Nickname .....................................Ragin’ Cajuns Colors ............................. Vermillion and White Conference.............................................Sun Belt Home Field......................Cajun Field (31,000) President..........................Dr. E. Joseph Savoie Athletic Director..........................Scott Farmer Series Record.............................. ULL leads 8-7 in Troy .....................................Troy leads 3-2
Head Coach ........................... Mark Hudspeth Alma Mater .........................Delta State, ‘92 Record at ULL .............................10-4 (2nd) Overall Record .......................... 76-25 (9th)
Mark Hudspeth Head Coach
Reed Stringer ...........AHC, RC, TE... Delta State, ‘01 Jay Johnson ..............OC, QB ...Northern Iowa, ‘92 Greg Stewart ............DC, LB .........................Troy, ‘88 Mitch Rodrigue........RGC, OL ...Nicholls State, ‘88 Marquase Lovings ..RB ......................... Howard, ‘06 Jorge Munoz.............WR........................Bethany, ‘98 Tim Edwards .............DL ................... Delta State, ‘91 Tim Rebowe..............S .....................................LSU, ‘87 David Saunders .......CB ..........................Auburn, ‘82
MEET THE RAGIN’ CAJUNS
K/P • Sr. Brandon, Miss.
S • So. Batesville, Miss.
S • Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
LB • So. Batesville, Miss.
Javone Lawson WR • Sr. New Orleans, La.
OL • Sr. New Orleans, La.
OL • Sr. Carver Ranches, Fla.
DE • Sr. New Orleans, La.
QB • Sr. Edgard, La.
LB • Sr. Starkville, Miss.
DL • So. Natchez, Miss.
Darryl Surgent WR • Jr. Alexandria, La.
RB • So. Gadsden, Ala.
WR • Sr. Winona, Miss.
RB • Fr. Cecilia, La.
DL • Sr. Snellville, Ga.
OL • Jr. Scott, La.
OL • So. Gautier, Miss.
Melvin White CB • Sr. Freeport, Texas
OL • Fr. Gautier, Miss.
T.J. Worthy S • Fr. Gadsden, Ala.
Senior Wide Receiver
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2012 OPPONENT SCHEDULES UAB
9/1 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24
Troy L, 29-39 at South Carolina 6:00 at Ohio State TBA *Tulsa 2:00 SE Louisiana 2:00 *at Houston TBA *East Carolina 6:00 *at Tulane 2:30 *at Southern Miss 6:30 *Marshall TBA *Memphis 1:00 *at UCF TBA
9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/4 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/16 11/24
at Duke L, 26-46 Akron 5:00 at UCF 4:00 Louisville 6:00 *at Louisiana-Lafayette 6:00 *Arkansas State 6:30 *Middle Tennessee 5:00 *at Troy 12:00 *WKU TBA *at South Alabama TBA *at Florida Atlantic 7:00 *ULM TBA
9/1 9/8 9/15 9/29 10/6 10/16 10/23 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1
Lamar W, 40-0 *at Troy 6:00 at Oklahoma State 11:00 *FIU 6:00 Tulane 4:00 *at North Texas 8:00 *Arkansas State 7:00 *at ULM 3:00 at Florida TBA *WKU TBA *South Alabama TBA * at Florida Atlantic TBA
8/31 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/16 12/1
Wagner W, 7-3 *at Middle Tennessee TBA at Georgia 6:30 at Alabama TBA *North Texas TBA *at ULM 7:00 *at South Alabama TBA *Troy TBA at Navy 2:30 *at WKU 12:00 *FIU 7:00 *Louisiana-Lafayette TBA
9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24
8/31 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24
Jackson State W, 56-9 *Auburn 11:00 at Troy 6:00 South Alabama 6:00 *at Kentucky TBA *Tennessee TBA Middle Tennessee TBA *at Alabama TBA *Texas A&M TBA *at LSU TBA *Arkansas TBA *at Ole Miss TBA
vs. N.C. State W, 35-21 Georgia State 3:00 *Florida 5:00 Akron TBA *at Georgia TBA *at Mississippi State TBA *Alabama TBA *at South Carolina TBA Troy TBA *Missouri TBA *at Vanderbilt TBA *Kentucky TBA
9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/16 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24
at LSU L, 14-41 Texas Southern 6:00 at Kansas State 6:00 *Troy 6:00 *at Florida Atlantic TBA at Houston 6:00 *Louisiana-Lafayette 8:00 *at Middle Tennessee 2:30 *Arkansas State 4:00 *South Alabama 4:00 *at ULM TBA *at WKU 12:00
9/1 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/12 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 12/8
vs Notre Dame L, 10-50 at Penn State 2:30 VMI 2:30 San Jose State 2:30 at Air Force 10:30 at Central Michigan 7:00 Indiana 2:30 at East Carolina TBA Florida Atlantic 2:30 at Troy 2:30 Texas State 2:30 vs. Army 2:00
8/30 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1
UTSA L, 31-33 Nicholls State 4:00 at N.C. State 5:00 at Mississippi State 6:00 *Troy 2:30 *at Arkansas State 6:00 *Florida Atlantic TBA *at ULM 6:00 *FIU TBA *at North Texas 4:00 *Middle Tennessee TBA *at Louisiana-Lafayette TBA at Hawai’i 11:00
9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/4 10/13 10/23 11/3 11/8 11/17 12/1
at Oregon L, 34-57 Memphis 6:00 at Nebraska 11:00 Alcorn State 6:00 *WKU 6:00 *at FIU 6:30 *South Alabama 6:00 *at Louisiana-Lafayette 7:00 *at North Texas TBA *ULM 6:00 *at Troy 2:30 *Middle Tennessee 2:00
9/1 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/11 10/20 10/27 11/1 11/10 11/17 11/24
Austin Peay W, 49-10 at Alabama 2:30 at Kentucky 6:00 Southern Miss 6:00 *at Arkansas State 6:00 *at Troy 6:30 *ULM 3:00 *at FIU TBA *Middle Tennessee 8:15 *Florida Atlantic 12:00 *at Louisiana-Lafayette TBA *North Texas 12:00
8/30 9/8 9/15 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/1 11/17 11/24 12/1
McNeese State L, 21-27 *Florida Atlantic 6:00 at Memphis 6:00 at Georgia Tech 6:00 *ULM 2:30 *at FIU 5:00 at Mississippi State TBA *North Texas 2:30 *at WKU 8:15 *at South Alabama TBA *Troy 2:30 *at Arkansas State 2:00
STANDINGS (after games Sept. 1)
TEAM Florida Atlantic Louisiana-Lafayette Troy WKU ULM Arkansas State FIU North Texas Middle Tennessee South Alabama
SUN BELT W-L PCT STRK PF 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0
PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OVERALL W-L PCT STRK PF 1-0 1.000 W1 7 1-0 1.000 W1 40 1-0 1.000 W1 39 1-0 1.000 W1 49 0-0 .000 0 0-1 .000 L1 34 0-1 .000 L1 26 0-1 .000 L1 14 0-1 .000 L1 21 0-1 .000 L1 31
PA 3 0 29 10 0 57 46 41 27 33
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (September 3)
OFFENSE Shawn Southward (RB, Troy)
DEFENSE De’Von Terry (DB, Troy)
SPECIAL TEAMS Brett Baer (K, Louisiana-Lafayette)
28 carries 204 rushing yards 3 rushing touchdowns 3 receptions
5 tackles 1 interception 1 fumble recovery
4-for-4 field goals 52-yard field goal 4-for-4 PATs
Troy 39, UAB 29
Troy 39, UAB 29
Louisiana-Lafayette 40, Lamar 0
McNeese State 27, Middle Tennessee 21 Florida Atlantic 7, Wagner 3 Troy 39, UAB 29 UTSA 33, South Alabama 31 Duke 46, FIU 26 Louisiana-Lafayette 40, Lamar 0 WKU 49, Austin Peay 10 LSU 41, North Texas 14 Oregon 57, Arkansas State 34
THIS WEEK WKU at Alabama Akron at FIU *Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy *Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee Memphis at Arkansas State Arkansas at ULM1 Texas Southern at North Texas All Times Central and PM * Sun Belt game 1 played in Little Rock, Ark.
2:30 5:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00
There was no rest for the Troy third baseman this summer as he traveled to New Hampshire and dominated an entire league. - by Tyler Pigg -
While most Troy students were either back at home or working a summer job, Troy’s Danny Collins spent his summer turning in a historic season in ballparks up and down the East Coast. As a member of the Laconia Muskrats, Collins shattered four New England Collegiate Baseball League records; home runs (19), slugging percentage (.818), extra-base hits (29) and total bases (130). As one would expect, Collins was rewarded mightily for his record-breaking summer. Collins was named NECBL Most Valuable Player, represented Laconia in the NECBL All-Star Game and won the league’s home run derby. He was also named NECBL Player of the Week twice throughout the summer.
and try and win it. I kind of got hot late. Things started clicking for me and we fought through the tournament. In the box, I felt great over the last month or so, and it carried on into the summer.” Collins’ bat heated up in the month of May, as the Trojan third baseman hit .408 (20-for-49) with four home runs and 11 RBIs. At the hot corner, Collins struggled throughout the first part of the 2012 season with the glove, but made a huge turnaround by making just one error in Troy’s last 30 games. At the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Tournament, Collins was named to the All-Tournament Team after he hit .667 (8-for-12) with three runs scored, three RBIs and a home run.
The awards did not stop with the NECBL hardware as the highly-regarded Perfect game named Collins to its Summer Collegiate AllAmerica Team.
After Troy’s run at the Sun Belt Tournament ended, Collins packed his bags and flew to New Hampshire to spend his summer with the Muskrats.
The Niceville, Fla., native turned in a solid sophomore campaign in 2012, after a slow start to his first season with the Trojans. Collins hit .318 and led Troy with 12 home runs, while knocking in 52 RBIs, but went through his share of struggles early before getting hot in the last month of the season both at the plate and in the field.
The New Collegiate Baseball League started in 1994 and is recognized as a top-tier league that plays in all six New England states. For Collins, that meant spending his summer almost 1,500 miles away from home, especially when it comes to the differences between Florida and New Hampshire.
“The goal was to get the team to the Sun Belt Tournament and get through the tournament
“It’s different, very different. It’s crazy to think that it’s the same country. It’s the same side of the United States and it’s that different. You ask for sweet tea and they look at you crazy. The lifestyles are completely different.” Collins and several other teammates spent their summer with a host family, which provided the players with a home away from home. While in New Hampshire, Collins got an opportunity to learn from other Division I players from across the United States. “It’s fun because you get to kind of hear what other schools and universities do. I have best friends that I played with and keep in touch with.” Collins also got the opportunity to play against one of his own, as Troy senior first baseman Logan Pierce also was invited to play in the NECBL with the Holyoke Sox. “It was fun, getting to mess with each other, you
Collins set a NECBL record with 19 home runs during the Laconia Muskrats 41-game schedule.
Collins led Troy in 2012 with 12 home runs, but really stepped up when it mattered, hitting .408 in the month of May.
know what the other can and can’t hit,” Collins said. “It was a blast getting to see him on the other side of the ball.” The duo of Collins and Pierce were both named NECBL All-Stars for the 19th Annual NECBL AllStar game and were one of three pairs of college teammates to be selected to the game. “The All-Star game was a blast; we had 5,000 people for the home run derby and the game,” Collins said. “Different parks had different atmospheres, but it was a great memory.” Collins and the Muskrats played a 41-game schedule in 2012, to match it with the Troy’s 58game schedule from last season, the Troy third baseman believes that the opportunity to play in the NECBL gave him a glimpse of what it was like to play at the next level. “It (the grind) wasn’t near as bad as I thought it was going to be. It wasn’t as bad as one would think. Then again, I didn’t play 162, I only played 100,” Collins said. “We would get up at 11 am and get on the bus ride for a game at 6 p.m., get back home at 2:a.m. find some food and be back up the next day at 11 a.m.” Collins is back in Troy as the Trojans get closer to beginning fall camp and the junior has his goals planned out for this upcoming year. “This summer showed me what I needed to do; I need to get my arm stronger and I need to get faster. I think the sky is the limit for this team in 2013. ” TroyTrojans.com
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sessions. IV. Commitment to Personal Development The program focuses on the individual as a whole person, and provides a system of balanced life learning and addresses the needs of the individual before and after graduation.
Community ServiCe Giving back is a major point of emphasis for the Troy University Department of Athletics, as evidenced by the amount of community service the athletic teams at the university take part. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is the main source of community service and are the main providers of the initiatives set forth each year. The Department of Athletics has increased its community involvement under current Director of Student-Athlete Services Matt Mayotte. Troy University student-athletes have served on projects for Habitat for Humanity, Read Across America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Toys for Tots, clothing drives for Pike County and canned food drives for Pike County. MAKING AN IMPACT The community service initiative places special emphasis on touching the lives of Pike County’s thousands of residents each year. Troy University student-athletes are encouraged to provide tutoring and mentoring activities for children, and seeks to avoid one-time events such as assemblies and focuses on building long-term personal relationships. Visits are also made to children in local hospitals as well as to hospitals on bowl trips. During the 2011-12 school year, Trojan student-athletes and staff reached thousands of people in Pike County and the surrounding area through the community service initiative, including working with community programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Read Across America, Clothing Drives, Food Drives, nonprofit organization fundraisers, mentoring and other outreach programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVE The community service initiative program is a component of the “Life Skills” program designed to support the total development of Troy University student-athletes. The mission of the Troy University initiative program is to provide an unmatched comprehensive life skills program for student-athletes that encourages their growth in decision making, enhances their interpersonal relationships, and enables them to make meaningful contributions to their communities. There are five components to the Life Skills program:
Social Development: manners and etiquette, interpersonal communication and social networking education. Personal Health: nutrition, sexual responsibility, alcohol and drug education, hazing education. Fundamental Values: dealing with authority, sexual assault/date rape education. Emotional Health: stress management, understanding and celebrating diversity, mentoring programs. Leadership Training: student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC), conference/ seminars, student organizations. V. Commitment to Service The program supports the philosophy that student-athletes gain “leadership through service.” Through their efforts, they make a positive contribution in an extensive community outreach program as well as develop a commitment to lifelong service. Student-athletes are participating in the following programs: Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, non-profit organizations and school fund-raisers, reading activities and mentoring.
I. Commitment to Academics Perhaps no other athletic department has put more of an emphasis on academics than at Troy University. Over the last year, the Trojans had over 130 student-athletes named Academic All-Conference, were one of two Division I institutions in the state of Alabama to meet APR standards of .925 in all of the sports, and the athletic department graduated students at a higher rate than the student body. II. Commitment to Athletics Troy University pledges that all studentathletes will be provided with quality facilities, equipment, coaching and support services so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential both academically and athletically. III. Commitment to Career Development The objective of this component is to explore and develop career options and to prepare our student-athletes to an exciting longterm career. The goal is to aid or studentathletes in securing meaningful internships and rewarding postgraduate employment. Services in this area include career counseling, internships, summer employment, graduate school, post-graduate employment, corporate playbook, resume writing and interviewing TroyTrojans.com
Sound of the South
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This game’s halftime performance features the music of Latin Jazz. Musical selections include Cubauza by Mario Bauza, Spain by Chick Corea, Ran Kan Kan by Tito Puente, and Cuban Pete by Joseph Norman and José Norman. The opener is a medley of two tunes: Cubauza and Spain. Cubauza is an Afro-Cuban blazingly hard jazz chart that features the saxophones on the front sidelines. Spain is considered Chick Corea’s most famous song, and it has become a jazz standard. Spain is a fast, steady samba with a famous melody line and instrumental break. Ran Kan Kan by the master of timbales Tito Puente features many Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms and was featured on the Mambo Kings soundtrack. Cuban Pete is a Cuban rumba composed by Joseph Norman and José Norman in 1936 and popularized by Desi Arnaz. Cuban Pete is also featured in the popular motion picture The Mask and was performed by Jim Carrey. Ran Kan Kan and Cuban Pete feature the “Sound of the South” Drumline, Dancers, Majorettes and Color Guard.
Troy University Alma Mater TROY: A Beacon to the World
By Robert W. Smith (Class of ‘79) & Ralph Ford (Class of ‘86)
Upon the mighty walls of TROY, we meet our life-long friends. To grow in knowledge, truth and strength, our journey never ends. With the promise of the future, and the guidance of the past,
Troy University Fight Song Here’s to the school we love We are Trojans, one and all. We will always cheer for victory and you’ll never let us fall. Go! Go! Go!
We pledge our solemn vow to thee, loyal everlast.
Cheers to T-R-O-Y
So raise our mighty Trojan sword, a beacon to the world!
We are with you all the way. So get out there team and
Throughout the ages brightly shines, the guiding light of TROY.
Fight! Fight! Fight! And win today!
SOUND of the SOUTH
The Troy University Band Program enjoys nationwide recognition as one of the finest and most comprehensive musical organizations of its kind. Troy instrumentalists not only have the opportunity to participate in the renowned “Sound of the South” Marching Band, but also have the opportunity to perform in the Symphony Band, four Concert Bands, three jazz ensembles, jazz combos, the Basketball Pep Band and various small ensembles. The “Sound of the South” Marching Band is a precision collegiate ensemble that has developed a national reputation for its quality musicianship and exciting, innovative arrangements and drill design. The “Sound of the South” Marching Band entertains audiences regularly at all NCAA Division 1-A home games and several away games. Recent away appearances include Troy University’s bowl appearances at the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, Calif., the GMAC in Mobile, Ala., and three appearances at the New Orleans Bowl in the Louisiana Superdome. In fact, over the past few years, the “South of the South” Marching Band has traveled tens of thousands of miles entertaining audiences literally from coast to coast. Additionally, the “Sound” has been featured on all major broadcast and sports networks including ESPN, Fox Sports South and USA television networks. Other honors which the “Sound of the South” has received is the representation of the State of Alabama at the Inaugural Parades of President Richard Nixon (1969 and 1973), President Ronald Reagan (1985), and President George Bush (1989). The “Sound” has also performed half time shows with Grammy Award-winning artists Brian McKnight, Lee Greenwood, The Temptations and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Chubby Checker.
student government, and athletics, as well as other areas of campus life. Students have the opportunity to participate in several professional organizations including Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, and the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference and Phi Boota Roota. For information regarding band auditions, please scholarships contact Dr. Mark Walker, Director of Bands at Troy University, Troy, AL 36082 or Dr. Adam Blackstock, Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Percussion. Dr. Walker may be reached by phone at (334) 670-3281, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Blackstock can be reached at tblackstock@ troy.edu or (334) 670-3986. You may also log on to the internet at www.soundofthesouth.org for information about scholarship auditions, special events, upcoming “Sound” schedules and general information about the “Sound of the South”. WE KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY THE SHOW, GO TROJANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The “Sound of the South”Pep Band performs at all men’s and women’s basketball home games. Comprised of 30 musicians from all academic disciplines, the Pep Band entertains the home crowd with great music and irreverent, energetic cheering. This group travels with men’s and women’s basketball to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, as well as the NCAA Tournaments. Membership in the Basketball Pep Band is by audition, and it performs from MidNovember to April each academic year. The “Sound of the South” is the largest student organization on campus and its members have produced leaders in academics, TroyTrojans.com
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ACADEMIC SE SERV RVICE ICES ICE S Perhaps no other athletic department in the conference, nor in the country, has put more of an emphasis on academics than Troy University. The most important part of the goals set forth by the department is academics, as they vow to make the Trojans “Champions in the Classroom and on the Field.” It is has long been emphasized that the goals for the Trojans are to educate our student-athletes, help them to compete on the field and turn them into model citizens that will represent Troy University in the world. However, the athletic department doesn’t just talk the talk - they have a proven track record of fielding outstanding teams that also boast outstanding accomplishments in the classroom. The department has graduated at a higher rate than the student body of the university recently, met the APR standards for all of their sports and had multiple student-athletes honored by the Sun Belt Conference for their academic work. The department has also had student-athletes honored by AVCA, CoSIDA and the USTFCCCA for the work in the classroom.
supervision of the computer labs, arranging tutors, monitoring academic success and progress towards degree, assisting with academic advisement/registration, coordination of NCAA, institutional and conference awards and scholarships, and arrangement of academic and life skills seminars and workshops. Student-Athlete Services (SAS) embraces the mission of the University and the Athletics Department to develop well rounded student-athletes through discovery and exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success. The primary goals of SAS is to develop, nurture, and inspire our student-athletes. SAS aspires to challenge our student-athletes to embrace ownership of their responsibilities. We also urge them to apply the same level of dedication that makes them superior athletes to their academics on a daily basis.
In an effort to promote the academic success of Troy University student-athletes, supervised study hall sessions are held. The main purpose of these study hall sessions is to develop consistent, appropriate, and effective study habits. All study sessions take place at the Trojan Academic Center which houses all of the StudentAthlete Services administrative offices. Study Hall Criteria: • All freshman and transfer student-athletes must attend a predetermined number of study hall hours per week for the first academic year, unless otherwise arranged by the Head Coach and Director of SAS. • All student-athletes whose cumulative GPA is 2.60 or below will be required to attend a predetermined number of study hall hours per week, unless otherwise arranged by the Head Coach and Director of SAS. • Student-athletes with a term GPA that indicates academic trouble will also be recommended for mandatory weekly study hall hours. • All student-athletes are welcomed and encouraged to take advantage of Trojan support services whether they have mandated weekly hours or not.
Several of the department’s teams have been honored as well, to go along with the individual honors, by the AVCA and the USTFCCCA.
STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES It is the policy of the Athletics Department that each Head Coach is directly responsible for overseeing the academic progress of each student-athlete in the program. The Office of Student-Athlete Services will assist in the following areas: maintaining an effective academic center, 67
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PROSPECTS WHO IS A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE (PROSPECT)?
You are a prospect if you have started classes for the ninth grade. Before the ninth grade, you may become a prospect if a university provides you (or your family or friends) any financial aid or other benefit that is not usually provided to prospective student-athletes.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M BEING RECRUITED?
There are several ways to be recruited: (1) A coach may provide you with an official paid visit to view the campus, (2) a coach may arrange an in-person, off-campus meeting with you (or your family) on more than one occasion for the purpose of recruitment. Only coaches and athletic department staff can be involved in the recruiting process. Athletic representatives are prohibited from contacting a prospective student-athlete or members of his/her family by telephone, letter or in person for the purpose of encouraging participation in intercollegiate athletics at Troy University. The coach can take appropriate action.
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WHAT IS A CONTACT?
A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parent(s) or legal guardian and an institutional staff member or athletic representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of greeting. NOTE: At the Division I level, athletic representatives (boosters) may not contact you for the purpose of recruiting.
WHAT CAN TROY OFFER YOU TO ATTEND?
You (or your family) may not receive any benefit, inducement or arrangements (e.g. cash, clothing, cars, gifts, loans, etc ...) to encourage you to sign a National Letter of Intent. Troy University may offer you a scholarship that covers room and board, tuition and fees, and required course-related books, or any part of these. Troy University can recomment that this aid is renewed each year, as is the general practice at the institution, but this renewal is not guaranteed.
BOOSTERS WHO IS A “BOOSTER”?
A “booster” is by the NCAA as a “representative of the institution’s athletics interests.” You become a booster if: -- you have ever been a member of any organization promoting TROY athletics; -- you have ever made any type of donation to a TROY booster organization or club; -- you have ever assisted in evaluating or recruiting prospective student-athletes; -- you have ever assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; -- you have promoted TROY athletics in any other manner. NCAA Bylaw 13.02.14.1 mandates that when you become a booster, you retain that identity for the rest of your life. It is important to note that as a representative of TROY’s athletics interests, you are bound by NCAA rules. TROY is responsible for your actions.
“Institutional control” of Athletics is a fundamental requirement of NCAA rules. The NCAA constitution states that each institution shall be responsible for ensuring that studentathletes, members of the institution’s staff and other individuals or groups that represent the institution’s athletics interest comply with all applicable NCAA regulations. Because of the complexity of NCAA rules, this document does not include all applicable situations and should not be relied upon exclusively.
CONTACT INFORMATION NCAA
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TROJANS BOWL GAMES
TROJAN BOWL GAMES *Bowl wins highlighted
SILICON VALLEY FOOTBALL CLASSIC San Jose, Calif. - December 30, 2004 Northern Illinois 34, Troy 21
R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL New Orleans, La. - December 22, 2006 Troy 41, Rice 17
R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL New Orleans, La. - December 21, 2008 Southern Miss 30, Troy 27 (OT)
Mobile, Ala. - January 6, 2010 (25) Central Michigan 44, Troy 41 (2OT)
R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL New Orleans, La. - December 18, 2010
NEW ORLEANS BOWL DOMINATION
The Trojans own two of the three most lopsided wins in R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl history. Troy defeated Ohio by 27 points, 48-21, in 2010 and Rice by 24 points, 41-17, in 2006.
Troy 48, Ohio 21 TroyTrojans.com
NFL DRAFT PLAYERS DRAFTED SINCE JOINING THE SUN BELT *First round selections highlighted
DeMARCUS WARE (‘05) First Round - Dallas Cowboys
Highest draft pick in Sun Belt history
BRANNON CONDREN (‘07) Fourth Round - Indianapolis Colts
LEODIS MCKELVIN (‘08) First Round - Buffalo Bills
Highest draft pick in Sun Belt history
Six time Pro Bowl selection
SHERROD MARTIN (‘09)
TROJANS ALL-TIME IN THE NFL DRAFT Player Jonathan Massaquoi Jerrel Jernigan Cameron Sheffield Jorrick Calvin Levi Brown Sherrod Martin Leodis McKelvin Brannon Condren DeMarcus Ware Osi Umenyiora Davern Williams Jonathan Carter Mookie Moore Mareno Philyaw Marcus Spriggs Clifford Ivory Pratt Lyons Orlando Parker Leonard Wheeler Reggie Dwight Derrick Moore Titus Dixon Greg Harris Anthony Henton Mitch Geier Kelvin Murdock Willie Tullis Virgil Seay Willie McCray Perry Griggs Wade Brantley Jack Smith Ronnie Shelley Glenn Thompson 82
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Year 2012 2011 2010 2010 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2003 2003 2001 2000 2000 1999 1998 1997 1994 1992 1992 1992 1989 1988 1986 1985 1982 1981 1980 1978 1977 1973 1971 1970 1969
Team Falcons Giants Chiefs Cardinals Bills Panthers Bills Colts Cowboys Giants Dolphins Giants Redskins Falcons Browns Chargers Oilers Jets Bengals Falcons Falcons Jets Giants Steelers Redskins Patriots Oliers Broncos 49ers Jets Giants Eagles Patriots Dolphins
Second Round - Carolina Panthers
CAMERON SHEFFIELD (‘10) Fifth Round - Kansas City Chiefs
JORRICK CALVIN (‘10)
Sixth Round - Arizona Cardinals
LEVI BROWN (‘10)
Seventh Round - Buffalo Bills
JERREL JERNIGAN (‘11) Third Round - New York Giants
JONATHAN MASSAQUOI (‘12) Fifth Round - Atlanta Falcons
TROJAN SUPER BOWLS *Super Bowl winners highlighted
SUPER BOWL XVII (‘83)
Pasadena, Calif. - Redskins 27, Dolphins 17
Virgil Seay (WR) - Washington Redskins
SUPER BOWL XVIII (‘84)
Super Bowl XLVI Champion
Tampa, Fla. - Raiders 38, Redskins 9
Virgil Seay (WR) - Washington Redskins
SUPER BOWL XXII (‘88)
San Diego, Calif. - Redskins 42, Broncos 10
Jack Peavey (C) - Denver Broncos
SUPER BOWL XXXVII (‘03)
San Diego, Calif. - Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21
Kerry Jenkins (G) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SUPER BOWL XLII (‘08)
Glendale, Ariz. - Giants 17, Patriots 14
Osi Umenyiora (DE) - New York Giants Lawrence Tynes (K) - New York Giants
SUPER BOWL XLV (‘11)
Arlington, Texas - Packers 31, Steelers 25
Steve McClendon (NT) - Pittsburgh Steelers
Super Bowl XLVI Champion SUPER BOWL XLVI (‘12)
Indianapolis, Ind. - Giants 21, Patriots 17
Osi Umenyiora (DE) - New York Giants Lawrence Tynes (K) - New York Giants Jerrel Jernigan (WR) - New York Giants
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The Trojan All-Stars are the official hostesses for the Troy University football team. These young ladies work with the program on game day and thoughout the week, answering any questions that parents or recruits may have about Troy University. They are a strictly volunteer group of Troy students that support and help make the football recruiting process possible. They give tours, answer questions and are available for any other time that they are needed. Their time and efforts are not limited to football season and they work year round. The Trojan All-Stars are sponsored by football administrative assistant, Judy Morgan.
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TROY IMG SPORTS NETWORK AFFILIATES
Barry McKnight is celebrating his 11th season as the play-by-play “Voice of the Trojans” in 2012. A veteran of the broadcast industry, McKnight serves as the co-host of a sports talk radio show on WMSP-740 AM in Montgomery, where he has served in that capacity for the last 15 years. McKnight was selected as the 2010-11 recipient of the Sun Belt Conference Broadcaster of the Year award. He also works in television broadcasting, where he served as the primary play-by-play announcer for College Sports Southeast’s football, basketball and baseball coverage from 1997 until 2001. A ninetime winner of Associated Press Awards for broadcast excellence, he is a member of the American Sportscasters Association and National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Jerry Miller is entering his 20th year with the Troy IMG Sports Network, but his eighth in the booth as the color analyst for football. For his first 10 years, Miller provided interviews, insight and analysis from a unique perspective on the sideline. A Troy alum and longtime supporter of the athletic program, Miller also serves as the color analyst for home Trojan men’s basketball and baseball games, in addition to his work covering numerous local high school events on both television and radio. Chris Blackshear is in his eighth season with the Troy IMG Sports Network, working the sidelines for the Trojans games and providing post-game interviews. Blackshear provided broadcast coverage of Central High School football in Phenix City from 1993 until 2002. He served as the play-byplay announcer for the WCGT-TV 16 High School Football Game of the Week from 2002 until 2004, and was part of the Columbus Wardogs AF2 broadcast team in 2004 where he hosted the weekly coaches radio show. Blackshear has been a part of the Super Six Television Network broadcasting crew since 2001 and currently resides in Phenix City.
BARRY McKNIGHT NETWORK AFFILIATES Birmingham / Huntsville- WYDE-FM 101.1 Birmingham - WXJC-AM 850 Columbus, Ga. - WDAK-AM 540 Crestview, Fla. - WAAZ-FM 104.7 Dothan - WOOF-AM 560 Enterprise - WVVL-FM 101.1 Foley - WHEP-AM 1310 Foley - WHEP-FM 92.5 Montgomery - WXFX-FM 95.1 Opp - WOPP-AM 1290 Troy - WTBF-FM 94.7
TROY IMG SPORTS NETWORK TROJAN TALK The weekly coaches call-in show, Trojan Talk, originates from Yanni’s each Tuesday during the season from 7-8 pm. The fast-paced show hosted by Barry McKnight, the Voice of the Trojans, features Troy players, coaches and fans. It’s your chance to talk Troy football with the Head Coach of the Trojans.
TROJAN FOOTBALL REPORT In addition to being seen locally, regionally and nationally during selected athletic events, the TROY IMG Sports Network is also responsible for airing and promoting the Trojan Football Report. The show features Barry McKnight and Troy head coach Larry Blakeney with a look back at the previous game as well as a look forward to the next matchup. The program will be available on WCOV in Montgomery at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, WTVY in Dothan at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and on Fox Sports South at 4 p.m. on Fridays.
The TROY IMG Sports Network brings Trojan athletics to Troy followers around the world. Trojan athletics is distributed across 10 radio stations throughout Alabama. The TROY IMP Sports Network is one of the most diverse and progressive radio networks in the nation, utilizing satellite technology to originate each of its broadcasts. Overall, the network broadcasts more than 100 live events each year, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, baseball and softball.
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TROJAN WHEELS The Troy University Department of Athletics would like to thank the following and their dealerships/businesses for their generous donation to the Trojan Wheels Program. For more information on joining the Trojan Wheels program, contact Michael Murphy at (334) 670-3683.
Bo Boyd Sun South Brundidge, Ala.
Ken Gibson Greenville Motor Company Greenville, Ala.
Donnie Knotts Powermaster Inc. Troy, Ala.
Billy Branch Ed Sherling Ford Enterprise, Ala.
Charles Haigler, III Greenville Motor Company Greenville, Ala.
Roger McCressel Glynn Smith Chevrolet Opelika, Ala.
Shannon Collins Screentech Dothan, Ala.
Bill Hudgens Avis Car Sale Montgomery, Ala.
Edgar McGraw McGraw-Webb Chevrolet Camden, Ala.
Brent Cook Action Enterprises Enterprise, Ala.
David Ingram Jack Ingram Volkswagon Montgomery, Ala.
Frank McGraw McGraw-Webb Chevrolet Camden, Ala.
Jimmy Cook Cook Chevrolet Elba, Ala.
Bill Jackson Bill Jackson Chevrolet Troy, Ala.
David Money David Money Ford Abbeville, Ala.
Bobby Cox E-Z-Go Montgomery, Ala.
Jim Jackson Bill Jackson Chevrolet Troy, Ala.
Todd Norman Greenville Motor Company Greenville, Ala.
Ken Cox Ken Cox Ford Troy, Ala.
Glynn Smith Glynn Smith Chevrolet Opelika, Ala.
Richard Dowling Dowling Truck and Tractor Enterprise, Ala.
Ronnie Sullivan Avis Car Sale Montgomery, Ala.
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ALL-AMERICAN TROY Athletics would like to say a special thanks to its major gift donors. These individuals and businesses, listed immediately below, have had a deep impact in securing our future through their current commitment of a gift of $10,000 or more to the Department of Athletics. For more information about major gifts to TROY Athletics or to join this special group of donors, please contact Chuck Carson, Director of Development for Major Gifts, in the Department of Athletics at 334-670-3684.
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Melanie C. Davis Tobi R. Davis Fred B. Davis William G. Dawkins William Decock Mason T. Dees Rayford Dennis Stephen M. Dennis Michael S. Dodwell Tara L. Donaldson James M. Dozier Charlie L. Dunn Kevin Duplantis James N. Eastman Kenneth D. Edenfield Amber Edwards Charles Edwards El Paso Corporate Foundation Rawia S. Elsisi Deanna L. Ernsberger Timothy Evans Joshua Filiault Kristopher M. Findley Steve Flowers Joseph L. Floyd Michael Frigge Rachel C. Gable James C. Gardner Wanda M. Gardner James R. Gardner Melanie Garner Robert B. Gilliland Alyson D. Gramley Phillip E. Grice Gary Guthrie Michael H. Hall Michael Hallahan David S. Hancock Lee Harper Jay Harris Rick Harrison John D. Harrison Justin Hawarah Eric Hayes James E. Hazel Joan Hazel Donna M. Hicks H. L. Hilyer Mick Hokanson Steven S. Holley Roni M. Holley Homer Anderson Building William A. Howell Mark Howland Max Hughes John Hulvey Ronald R. Idland Travis Jerome Jason C. Jones Tiffany Jones Sean Jones Mark D. Keller Charles E. Kelley John A. Kline Mark L. Knotts
Jean W. Laliberte Jill L. Lancaster Larry W. Latham John W. Law Joshua W. Lawford Adam Lawrence Jeffrey C. Lee Robert V. Leftwich Eric Leurinda Jimmy C. Lunsford John N. Luther Edward A. Lux Don Maestri Timothy J. Magee Chadrack A. Marsh David G. Marsh Matthew S. Mayotte James D. McDaniel David McGoodwin Brian R. McLeod Charles McMillan Matt D. Mercer Kristen A. Mikan Craig A. Miller Leon Minsky Scott J. Mitchell Momma Goldberg’s Inc. Keith Moore Janet Moore Mark S. Morelock Judy Morgan Elizabeth Morris Todd V. Mote Larry Newton Joe Newton Ryan Nichols Sharon O’Mara Brian O’Shea E. C. Oswald Bobby R. Owens Bobby & Patsy Ownes Leigh A. Paramore Marcus B. Paramore Benjy Parker Edwin L. Parrish Pete’s Store Inc. Brad Phillips David Pickart Christina L. Pierce Pike County Alumni Chapter David J. Pinder Adam Prendergast Mindy S. Rankin Rondel L. Ray Sean Reagan Michael Reagan Regions Financial Corporation Foundation Kenny Robinson Phillip K. Robinson Rodney B. Roe Kyle Roehler Jeremy L. Rowell Garry L. Rumph Guilherne Sahadi
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