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RHODE ISLAND QUICK FACTS General information Location............................................... Kingston, R.I. Enrollment...................................................... 15,904 Founded..............................................................1892 President.................................Dr. David M. Dooley Athletic Director..................................Thorr Bjorn Athletic Phone...............................(401) 874-5245 Athletic Web Site........................... GoRhody.com Conference........................................ CAA Football Nickname...........................................................Rams Colors...................Keaney Blue, Dark Blue, White

team information Home Field....................................Meade Stadium Capacity..............................................................6,554 Surface................................................Natural Grass Press Box Phone............................(401) 874-4616 2009 Record.......................................................... 3-9 Conference Record (Finish)............... 1-7 (T-5th) NCAA Tournament Appearances....................... 3 Offensive Starters Returing/Lost....................8/3 Defensive Staters Returning/Lost..................9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................36/12

Coaching information Head Coach............. Joe Trainer (Dickinson '90) Record at URI........................................ first season Career Record...................13-20 (three seasons) Office Phone...................................(401) 874-2406 Office Fax.........................................(401) 874-4084

SPORTS information Football Contact............................ Tom Symonds Office Phone:..................................(401) 874-5356 Fax Phone:.......................................(401) 874-5354 E-Mail Address:............ tsymonds@mail.uri.edu

[1] Rhody Athletics This is Rhode Island The Ocean State Individual Excellence Team Success/Rams in the Community Athletic Training/Medical Support Strength & Conditioning/Academic Support Fifth Quarter Club Meade Stadium Student-Athlete Development Center

[79] CAA Football 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18

80 81 82

[83] 2008 Review Statistics/2008 Honors Game Recaps Season Recap

84-85 86-91 92

[93] History

[19] Coaches and Staff Head Coach - Joe Trainer 20-21 Assistant Head Coach/Off. Line - Roy Istvan 22 Offensive Coordinator - Chris Pincince 23 Def. Coordinator/Def. Line - Rob Neviaser 24 Special Teams/Running Backs - Eddie Allen 25 Secondary/Recruiting Coord. - Ryan Crawford 26 Linebackers - Tem Lukabu 27 Tight Ends/Special Consultant - Bob Griffin 28 Wide Receivers - Ryan Roeder 29 Secondary Assistant - Ari Confesor 30 Director of Football Operations - Dan Silva 30 Associate AD/Health & Performance - Kim Bissonnette 31 Senior Associate Athletic Trainer - Andy Llaguno 31 Strength and Conditioning - Liz Proctor 32

[33] 2009 Rams 2009 Preview/Team Information 2009 Roster 2009 Returners 2009 Newcomers/Freshmen

CAA Football/2009 Preseason Info 2008 Standings/All-Conference 2009 Composite Schedule

34-35 36-37 38-63 64-68

[69] Opponents

URI Football History URI Honors Rams in the Pros

94-99 100-101 102

[103] Records Team & Individual Records

104-112

[113] Results Year-by-Year Results

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[122] Roster All-Time Lettermen

122-128

[129] administration President Dr. David M. Dooley Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn URI Administration

130 131 132-134

[135] Media Information Media Policies/Credentials Media Outlets

135 136

Fordham/Massachusetts 70 Connecticut/Brown 71 Towson/Hofstra 72 Villanova/William and Mary 73 New Hampshire/Maine 74 Northeastern/All-Time vs. Ranked Opponents 75 All-Time Opponents 76-77 Homecoming 78

The 2009 University of Rhode Island football media guide was written and designed by Tom Symonds, Coordinator of Sports Communications. Editorial assistance by Mike Laprey and Jodi Pontbriand. Cover design by Tom Symonds and Jodi Pontbriand. Assistance also provided by Derek Cassidy and T.J. Embler. Photography from Joe Giblin, Doug Learned, Mike Scott and Nick Murgo. Back cover photos by Joe Giblin and Doug Learned. Special thanks to the entire URI football coaching staff. Printing by Multi-Ad Sports, Peoria, Ill.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND is the largest university in the nation’s smallest state, but with 12,793 undergraduates and 3,111 graduate/professional students, URI is small enough to be friendly, intimate, safe and studentcentered. In part because of its of its unique location - six miles from Rhode Island’s coastal beaches and the Narragansett Bay - the University has developed strong marine programs and has been designated a national Sea Grant institution.

HISTORY

ACADEMICS

The University was chartered as the state’s agricultural school in 1888. The Oliver Watson farm was purchased as a site for the school, and the old farmhouse, now restored, still stands on the campus. The school became the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1892, and the first class of 17 members was graduated two years later. The Morrill Act of 1862 provided for the sale of public lands. Income from these sales was to be used to create at least one college in each state with the principal purpose of teaching agriculture and mechanic arts. From this grant of land comes the term “land grant,” which applied to the national system of state colleges. In a later adaptation of the concept, federal funds given to colleges for marine research and extension are called “sea grants.” In 1909 the name of the college was changed to Rhode Island State College, and the program of study was revised and expanded. In 1951 the college became the University of Rhode Island by an act of the General Assembly. The Board of Governors for Higher Education, appointed by the governor, became the governing body of the University in 1981.

The University conferred a total of 2,837 degrees at its 2008 Commencement, including 2,201 bachelor’s degrees, 481 master’s degrees, 68 doctoral and 87 doctor of pharmacy degrees (six-year pharmacy program).

THE FACULTY The University’s 589 faculty members are drawn from across the country and throughout the world. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16.5-to-1, Rhode Island offers personal attention, as well as the resources of a large research university. While class size varies, two-thirds of all undergraduate courses are taught in classes of 29 students or fewer.

THE STUDENTS The University’s 12,793 undergraduate and 3,111 graduate/professional students come from all over the world. The 323 international students represent 64 different countries and regions.


DIVERSITY

ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT

The Multicultural Student Services staff is part of the Division of Student Affairs and sponsors programs and seminars for all students. Some examples of multicultural events are Asian Awareness Month; Black History Month; Cape Verdean Awareness Week; Career Day; Diversity Week; Latino Student Leadership Conference; Martin Luther King Week; Unity Weekend; and Women of Color Conference.

There are more than 100,900 active URI alumni. The states with the most active alumni are: Rhode Island, 43,107; Massachusetts, 12,518, Connecticut, 7,061; New York, 5,326 and New Jersey, 4,910.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

In 2009, the University opened several new buildings and research centers. Among them were the $54 million, 140,000 square-foot Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences on the Kingston camHOUSING pus, as well as the $15 million, 41,000 square-foot Ocean Science University students live in the 22 residence halls on campus, and Exploration Center and the Pell Marine Science Library at the which include rooms with provisions for students with disabili- Narragansett Bay Campus. ties. Residence hall housing is guaranteed to freshmen who enter in the fall term. There are four graduate and undergraduate In addition, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for a $2.2 milapartment complexes, as well as the Rainbow Diversity House. lion, 5,000 square-foot Hillel Center (opening this winter) and a $5 More than 1,600 students participate in the fraternity-sorority million, 22,000 square-foot Hellenic Studies Center Paideia, which system - more than 600 of which reside in fraternity and so- will include an open air amphitheater. rority houses. Others choose to live in rented rooms or houses near the ocean, just a short drive from campus. In the spring of 2007, University officials unveiled projects totaling more than $120 million to improve the student experience, including a new dining hall, new suite- and apartment-style unTHE URI CAMPUS & BEYOND The University of Rhode Island is located in the historic village dergraduate housing, renovations to existing residence halls, and of Kingston within a suburban area of approximately 55,000 1,400 new parking spaces for students. The 800-bed, $68 million people, close to the ocean and major beaches. The 1,200-acre housing project is the largest construction effort in University hisrural campus is a handsome mix of ivy-covered buildings and tory. contemporary architecture. Just 30 miles south of Providence, the campus is within easy reach of Newport, Boston, and New The new $22 million, 42,229-square-foot Hope Commons opened in August, 2007 and features the latest in the college dining exYork City by car or convenient public transportation. perience with food stations. Each station has its own theme and culinary offerings.


Rhode Island is centrally located between three major cities - all easily accessible by car or train. Boston is about an hour away, while New York City is just under three hours away, and Hartford, Conn. is less than two hours away. Many of the adjoining states and sights in New England are just a short trip away by car, train or ferry. The smallest of the 50 states, “Little Rhody” was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams and also has the longest official state name - “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantatnios.”

URI CORNERSTONES The University of Rhode Island is a principled community guided by values. As members of this community, we subscribe to the following principles, which form the foundation of our endeavors: • We pursue knowledge with honesty, integrity, and courage • We promote independent choice, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness and free expression • We respect the rights and dignity of each individual and group • We reject prejudice and intolerance, and we work to understand differences • We accept personal responsibility for our actions and their consequences • We actively cooperate to improve the University, the state of Rhode Island, and the global community beyond our borders • We strive to be a community where the environment and property are treated respectfully • We seek to create and maintain an environment conducive to personal health and wellness • We work to develop skills which promote lifelong learning, leadership and service

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY The University offers the only academic programs in the world that merge the disciplines of oceanography, ocean engineering, archeology and maritime history to study sunken ships of antiquity. Led by world-renowned oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who found the Titanic, the program is focusing its research on Phoenician and Bronze Age ships in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean.


EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE The University of Rhode Island is the state’s largest university, with an enrollment of 12,793 undergraduate and 3,111 graduate/professional student on its four campuses. With nationally- and internationally-known faculty members engaged in a broad range of teaching, research and outreach activities, URI is renowned in many areas, including biotechnology, oceanography, environmental sciences, engineering, and public health promotion.

APPLICATIONS Applications to the University increased by 57 percent, from 9,111 in 1998 to 15,887 in 2008.

SELECTIVITY Admission was granted to 80 percent of those applicants in 2008, compared to 78.8% in 1998.

VALUE LEARNING In 2009, URI was ranked 15th nationally – and No. 1 in New England – by The Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine in a study of public and private colleges, examining the rela-

tionship between tuition costs and graduates’ earning power. The University was lauded for delivering a strong return on investment for its students.

MISSION The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island’s heritage of independent thought, we value: • Creativity and Scholarship • Diversity, Fairness, and Respect • Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement • Intellectual and Ethical Leadership

The University is located in Kingston - in the heart of historic and picturesque South County with more than 400 miles of shoreline and 100 beaches, Rhode Island is well-known as the “Ocean State.” But Rhode Island has much more than sandy beaches. Many top companies have corporate offices and headquarters nearby and in the capital city of Providence, providing numerous opportunities for URI students and graduates.


AT URI, PERSONAL GROWTH IS ENHANCED BY the strength and quality of our student-athletes and coaches. Last year, the University of Rhode Island placed a total of 151 student-athletes on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (82 fall, 69 spring). Rhody men’s basketball head coach Jim Baron was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame for his contributions as a player and as a coach. Baron also was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his head coaching career. Baseball head coach Jim Foster led Rhody to a trio of wins over nationally-ranked opponents and was an Honorable Mention for CollebeBaseballInsider.com’s National Coach of the Year award. In addition, Foster was named the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s Coach of the Year after guiding the Rams to a school-record 37 victories. Women’s tennis head coach Sandy Wood also received postseason honors as he was named Atlantic 10 Co-Coach of the Year. Milan Adams – Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Tyler Adams – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Brian Alexander – Men’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor)

Shayna Daugherty – Women’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference (Indoor) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Atlantic 10 Field Performer of the Year (Outdoor) CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team (Outdoor)

Ananda Fraser – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor)

Luke Demko – Baseball MLB Draftee (29th round, San Francisco Giants) Stopper of the Year Award Watch List Second Team All-Atlantic 10

TyLynn Graham – Women’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Karin Fulkerson – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Jimmy Baron – Men’s Basketball Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-America Team Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Participant NABC All-District 4 Team First Team All-Atlantic 10 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Cox Sports Rhode Island Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year Rhode Island D-I Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Year Set new URI and Atlantic 10 records for career 3-pointers

Michael Elliott – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor/Outdoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor/Outdoor)

John Carstensen – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor)

Jackie Fede – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team

Stephanie Gregory – Women’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team First Team All Atlantic 10 (Indoor)

Tom Coulombe – Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team

Taylor Fontaine – Men’s Golf Ping Division I All-Northeast Region Team Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Year

Matt Hansen – Football FCS All-New England Team All-CAA Football Second Team

Mallary Fossa – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Grace Hedstorm – Women’s Tennis CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All District-l First Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team

Kedan Crosby – Men’s Soccer NEISL Senior All-Star Game Participant Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Fran Dempsey – Football CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team

Nick Greenwood – Baseball MLB Draftee (14th round, San Diego Padres) ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner ABCA All-Northeast Region Second Team NEIBA All-New England First Team
 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team


Delroy James – Men’s Basketball Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year Lara-Jane Que – Women’s Track & Field First Team All Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Jasmine Jennings – Women’s Track & Field USA Track & Field Championship Participant NCAA Championship Qualifier USTFCCCA Division I All-American RIAIAW Distinguished Student Athlete of the Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Penn Relays Hammer Throw Champion New England Hammer Throw Champion Atlantic 10 Hammer Throw Champion Jacob Keeling – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) David Kennedy – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Shunzaburo Kida – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Second Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Lauren Killea – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Nicole Klaiber – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Brandon Johnson-Farrell – Football All-CAA Football Third Team Mike Le Bel - Baseball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Kirsten Leikem – Women’s Tennis Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Oliver Palmer – Baseball NEIBA All-New England First Team
 Second Team All-Atlantic 10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team Brittany Pelsue – Women’s Track &Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Andres Perdomo – Men’s Soccer NEISL Senior All-Star Game Participant Derek Peterson – Men’s Track & Field NCAA East Regional Participant New England Outdoor Champion (Discus) First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor)

Nick Sanborn – Men’s Track & Field Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Stephanie Santos – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Kahiem Seawright – Men’s Basketball First Team All-Atlantic 10 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Participant Kalyn Sheehan – Women’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor/Indoor) Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie (Outdoor) Kaylen Shimoda – Women’s Soccer Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention

Erkko Puranen – Men’s Soccer NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region Third Team Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team

Eric Smith - Baseball MLB Draftee (2nd round, Arizona Diamondbacks) NEIBA All-New England Second Team First Team All-Atlantic 10

Jenessa Redfern – Rowing Atlantic 10 Commissioner Honor Roll All New England Region First Team NRCA National Scholar-Athlete Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference

D.J. Stefkovich – Football CAA Academic All-Conference Team

Andrew Reigstad – Men’s Track & Field First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Outdoor) Dan Rhault – Baseball MLB Draftee (26th round, Tampa Bay Rays) Brooks Wallace Award Watch List All-Ping Baseball National Team Honorable Mention NEIBA All-New England Second Team
 ECAC All-Star First Team
 Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year
 First Team All-Atlantic 10
 Grace Rignanese – Rowing NRCA National Scholar-Athlete

Mark Stevens – Men’s Golf Ping Division I All-Northeast Region Team Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team James Whalen – Men’s Track & Field Atlantic 10 Field Performer of Year First Team All-Atlantic 10 (Indoor) Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team (Indoor) Caitlyn Welsh – Volleyball Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention Dwayne Williams – Men’s Soccer Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Kayla Wilson – Volleyball Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team


The 2008-09 ACADEMIC YEAR

saw many of Rhode Island’s teams continue to build on their previous season’s successes. The Rhody baseball team led the way, recording a program-best 37 victories with wins over No. 8 Miami, No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 25 Ohio State. Making their seventh consecutive appearance in the Atlantic 10 Championship - the league’s longest active streak - the Rams earned a first-round bye before defeating third-seeded Xavier (7-6) and top-seeded Dayton (9-2) to advance to the championship game. The URI women’s tennis program was equally as impressive, turning in a 15-4 record - including a perfect 6-0 mark in the fall - and winning its third consecutive New England Championship title. The Rhode Island men’s basketball team won 23 games en route to earning a spot in the postseason NIT for the second straight year while URI’s football team captured the Governor’s Cup for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in the last eight years. Appearing in A-10 tournament for the sixth year in a row in 2008, the Rhody men’s soccer program also holds the league’s best active streak for consecutive appearances at the conference championship. The URI men’s track & field squad captured the team title at the New England Outdoor Championship while placing second at the Atlantic 10 indoor and outdoor meets. The Rhody women, meanwhile, finished third at each of the conference championship meets while URI’s rowing team finished runner-up at the Atlantic 10 Championship.

2008-09 AtLANtic 10 championship PARTICIPANTS Baseball – Second Place

Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Third Place

Men’s Basketball – Quarterfinals

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – Second Place

Women’s Basketball – Quarterfinals

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – Third Place

Men’s Cross Country – 13th Place

Rowing – Second Place

Women’s Cross Country – 12th Place

Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinals

Golf – Fifth Place

Women’s Swimming & Diving – 10th Place

Men’s Indoor Track & Field – Second Place

Women’s Tennis – Tied, Seventh Place


URI’s student-athletes excel in the community

as well as in competition and the classroom. Members of Rhody’s 18 athletic teams participate in a wide-variety of community service projects, from clinics, to charity events to “Reading Week” - an annual department-wide venture which places student-athletes in local elementary schools. URI’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) helps organize many of these activities, as well as the highly successful “Pink Out” - which began in 2006 as the first-ever breast cancer charity event linked to an NCAA Division I men’s basketball game.

“We want to be champions in the three most important areas: in competition, in the classroom, and in the community.” -- Thorr Bjorn, URI Director of Athletics

University of Rhode Island student-athletes are active in the community, participating in activities such as: Walk to D’Feet ALS; Jonnycake Center Thanksgiving Food Drive; Date-a-Jock Charity Auction; the annual “Pink Out” to benefit breast cancer awareness; The Autism Project of Rhode Island walk (pictured above); Habitat for Humanity; Grassroots Soccer (pictured at right); and Reading Week.


Renowned regionally and nationally, the University of Rhode Island Sports Medicine department provides the best medical care possible to all varsity student-athletes. Led by Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance Kim Bissonnette, the URI sports medicine staff works hand-in-hand with a full staff of some of the top orthopedic surgeons, medical doctors, dentists, chiropractors, strength & conditioning coaches, and podiatrists. This ensures that URI student-athletes receive the very best in professional medical care. The entire URI sports medicine staff is devoted to the education, prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. These individuals are dedicated to returning URI’s student-athletes to their sport in the safest and quickest manner as possible.

Kim Bissonnette Associate Athletics Director for Health & Performance Football, Swimming & Diving

Andy Llaguno

Kristen Abbott

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer Football, Rowing

Assistant Athletic Trainer Women’s Soccer, Baseball

Mitzi Dusin

Lauren Goley

Associate Athletic Trainer Football, Men’s XC/Track & Field

Assistant Athletic Trainer Men’s Soccer, Women’s XC/Track & Field

MIKE MONTEIRO

Bridget Rumer

Associate Athletic Trainer Men’s Basketball, Golf

Assistant Athletic Trainer Volleyball, Softball

Michelle Levreault Assistant Athletic Trainer Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis


University of Rhode Island student-athletes receive the top medical care available thanks to the University’s partnership with South County Hospital and its new state-of-the-art Orthopedics Center. South County Hospital has long been recognized for its specialty in orthopedics as Orthopedics Center offers patients the latest surgical techniques and the most advanced technology in a state-of-the-art orthopedic facility. Additionally, all URI student-athletes have access to the on-campus health services facility, led by Dr. Fred Procopio (pictured below). URI’s health services department seeks to be the most caring, respected and sought-after health care resource for the diverse student population.

Dr. David Burns, DO

Dr. Tim Drury, MD

Dr. Mark Coppes, MD

Dr. Robert Marchand, MD

Dr. Randall Risinger, MD

Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald, MD

Dr. Thomas Warcup, MD


ACADEMIC ADVISING

URI is proud to offer its student-athletes an academic support system designed to foster responsibility and enthusiasm for learning. Individuals in need of additional academic support are assigned to a Learning Specialist. These advisors are experts in dealing with academically challenged students and offer close academic monitoring as well as ongoing needs assessments. During weekly meetings, student-athletes have the opportunity to discuss academic problems and work on time management/study skills. Because of their professional relationship with many of the faculty, our advisors are able to help students communicate effectively with their professors. They also assist with scheduling classes, selecting majors and researching internship opportunities. The Rhody Life Skills Program is committed to the “total development� of the student-athlete. The program focuses on five commitment areas designed to promote personal growth: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development and community outreach. In collaboration with campus and community resources, the Rhody Life Skills Program offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and activities designed to prepare URI's student-athletes for life’s challenges beyond the playing arena.


The mission of the Fifth Quarter Club is to encourage the involvement and financial support of former players, alumni, parents, and friends to enhance the URI Football program. Its objective is to provide the additional resources necessary for the student-athletes and coaches to compete successfully – regionally and nationally – thereby allowing them to do their part in bringing honor, national recognition, and high public regard for the University of Rhode Island. In the last two years, outright gifts to the Fifth Quarter Club have grown by over 400%! This is a tremendous testament to the support and momentum behind the URI Football program. Captain Society ($250+) Mike Annarummo* Steve Bateman Ed Brazil Al Clegg Craig Curtis* Bob DiSpirito Scott Elliot Michele Farr Reggie Gadrow* John Greenhalgh Bill Hannan Michael Hansen* Joe Happe Gordon Hiatt Jim & Ann Hitchen Mark & Andrea Hopkins David Jamison* Don & Caroline Kaull

Dave Krugman Renald Langlois Bob Liguori Ray & Nancy Lundgren Jim Muse Ardashes Nahabedian Carrie Nally Nat & Brenda Nazareth Henry Pedro & Jan Violante Doug* & Lorraine Randall Jim Rock Kim Rose Tom Salimeno Tony & Karyn Squitieri Ted* & Jean Stebbins Bob Underhill* Tom & Dorothy Verrecchia Bob Wells* Bob Zartarian

* Denotes former URI Football player

Captain Society ($250+) Ray Allen Howard & Robyn Catley Bob Cudworth* William Cully Dieudonne* & Doris Daubney Bob Desalvo Jared* & Michele Elwell Peter Fennelly* Phil Foster* Jon Freedman* Bob* & Frances Gamble Rodney Graham* Charlie Gibbons* & Diana Dinsmore Sam Grainger Eva Gresko Joanne Gross Michael Healy* Eric Hedison Ken Hedison Bill Horan Kristin Kennedy Charles Knowles James Leslie Paul Levine George Licht

Peter MacDougall* Joe* & Monica Magliocco Robert Mairs* Dayton Martin David & Joy McBrair Larry McPhillips* Robert Morini Mike Murgo* Bill Murray Paul Nasser Bob Novelli* Ed Oliveira* Bill Phinney* Michael Pilla* Patrick Raggio* Jim Roberson* Michael Sarkesian* John* & Maryann Staulo Kenneth Sullivan Mark Swistak* Neil Thorp Vincent Turco Kyle Wallor James Warren*


In July 2008 the Fifth Quarter Club founded the 100 Yard Society to recognize its most generous annual supporters. This exclusive group includes all individuals who have made a total outright gift of $1,000 or more to the Fifth Quarter Club between July 1 and June 30. In addition, two special alumni – Guy Carbone ’86 and Bernie Moran ’85 – launched the Carbone/Moran Challenge to their former URI Football teammates. In the spirit of offense vs. defense, the “challenge” is to determine which side of the ball can raise more gifts to the Fifth Quarter Club before the June 2010 Fifth Quarter Club golf outing. Plus, anyone that makes an annual gift of $1,000 or more before that time, will join the existing members of the 100 Yard Society, and will be permanently recognized as Founding Members. The University of Rhode Island Athletics Department wishes to recognize the many individuals who generously contributed to the Fifth Quarter Club between July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009. We’ve made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. If you are listed incorrectly, please contact the Office of Athletics Development at (401) 874-7536. 100 Yard Society Founding Members ($1,000+) Greg & Geraldine Barber Kurt Brockwell* Guy Carbone* Tom Cataldo* George Crume Gregg Drew Larry Ferreira Brandon Giordano* Bob Griffin Frank & Candy McNally Damon Navarro

Dan Pendergast John Priore Tim* & Jo-Anne Rishton Tony Rose Phil & Judy Saulnier Robert Soderlund* Pamela Sturgis Michael Wallor* Dave Zartarian Ralph Zednik*

* Denotes former URI Football player

Coach Society ($500+) Don* & Celia Brown Jim & Judy Carson Paul Fitzgerald* Gregg Hoffmann Frantzy Jourdain* James Kilpatrick Vlatka & John Moll

Kate Moore Tony Ricci Steve Schwab* Matt Tyrrell Mary Ellen Wilson Diane Zundel


Meade Stadium, in its 79th year as the “Home of the Rams,” was constructed in 1928. On June 2, 1938, the facility was named in honor of the late John E. “Jack” Meade (Class of ‘15). A devoted fan, he was said to have never missed a home football or basketball game until his death in 1972 at the age of 78. Meade was the holder of the number one certificate as a registered professional engineer and was the deputy director of public works and engineer for the city of Providence for 32 years.

A powerful leader in the General Assembly, Meade was named by Governor Theodore F. Green to the Board of Regents for Rhode Island State College (later named the University of Rhode Island) and Rhode Island College of Education. He was honored with a lifetime award by the alumni association in 1938 and was a member of the URI Century Club. He was posthumously inducted into the Rhode Island Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972. Meade Field, as it was known in the early years, originally included only a few seats on the west side of the field. In 1933, a Football Field House was constructed, which served as the Rams’ locker room for years. A year later, the west concrete stands were constructed under the direction of athletic director Frank Keaney. The stands and a small press box were built to accommodate 1,500 fans. The facility was renamed Meade Stadium in 1978 when a 50row concrete, aluminum and steel grandstand opened bringing the seating capacity to 8,000 under the guidance of Athletic Director Maurice Zarchen. A larger press box, concession stand and rest room facilities were added in 1980. Total cost of the project was $600,000. New natural turf was installed in 1983

and a computerized scoreboard was added in 1986. During the summer of 2000, the field house and west grandstand were demolished to make room for The Ryan Center, reducing the seating capacity of Meade Stadium to 5,180. For two seasons, the Rams utilized a tent in front of the Tootell Complex as a locker room. When The Ryan Center opened in 2002, the facility housed a state-of-the-art football locker room, modern athletic training room and a locker room for coaches. In 2005, Dr. Robert Carothers, president of the University of Rhode Island, announced first phase plans to refurbish Meade Stadium. The first stage of the renovation included the installation of a new scoreboard and the refurbishment of the east stands of the stadium. The scoreboard includes a message center and other features, which enhance a fan’s enjoyment of the game. The east stands were fitted with a vinyl covering providing more comfort, better appearance and esthetics. In 2006, the Rams opened an additional 1,600 seats on the west end of the stadium which are attached to The Ryan Center, bringing the seating capacity to 6,554.


meade stadium’s top 25 crowds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Year 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948

13,052 12,933 12,211 12,092 11,231 10,446 10,443 10,230 10,228 10,227 10,145 10,114 10,000

Boston University Lafayette Northeastern Connecticut New Hampshire Richmond Massachusetts Boston University Boston University Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Connecticut

Record Attendance (Avg.) 2-3 3-0 5-0 2-0 1-3 4-1 2-1 2-1 3-0 1-2 1-1 2-1 3-0 3-0 1-0 No team-World War II No team-World War II 1-0 2,500 (2,500) 1-0 5,000 (5,000) 2-2 15,000 (3,750) 2-1 11,000 (3,667)

Oct. 20, 1984 Oct. 26, 1985 Oct. 8, 1983 Nov. 17, 1973 Oct. 24, 1987 Dec. 1, 1984 Oct. 4, 1980 Oct. 16, 1982 Oct. 20, 1989 Oct. 6, 1984 Oct. 19, 1991 Nov. 2, 1985 Nov. 14, 1991 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970

0-4 3-0 3-1 3-0 2-1 4-0 2-0-1 2-2 2-1 2-2 0-2-1 2-1 0-3-1 0-4 3-1 1-3 1-3 0-4 3-1 3-1 2-3 2-1

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15,400 (3,850) 11,212 (3,737) 16,200 (4,050) 15,712 (5,237) 13,000 (4,333) 16,200 (4,050) 12,500 (4,167) 18,818 (4,705) 8,000 (2,667) 14,101 (3,525) 13,000 (4,333) 10,700 (3,567) 16,200 (4,050) 18,944 (4,736) 16,600 (4,150) 27,000 (6,750) 21,800 (5,450) 23,400 (5,850) 31,200 (7,800) 22,300 (5,575) 26,500 (5,300) 28,100 (9,367)

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1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

9,882 9,842 9,841 9,737 9,624 9,515 9,442 9,437 9,421 9,407 8,897 8,813 ­

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

Boston University Northeastern Southern Connecticut Brown New Hampshire Brown Maine New Hampshire Northeastern Massachusetts Connecticut New Hampshire

36,827 (9,207) 27,099 (6,775) 34,915 (8,729) 26,536 (4,423) 25,208 (5,042) 18,252 (6,084) 32,439 (6,488) 25,717 (5,243) 24,241 (4,848) 20,453 (5,113) 50,032 (8,339) 37,032 (7,604) 48,469 (8,078) 44,103 (8,821) 64,752 (9,250) 43,207 (7,201) 36,017 (7,203) 29,003 (5,801) 25,772 (6,443) 39,116 (6,528) 34,119 (6,824) 24,003 (4,801)

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

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21,510 (4,302) 21,037 (4,207) 30,247 (5,041) 22,560 (3,760) 17,464 (3,493) 20,871 (5,041) 20,163 (3,361) 19,660 (3,932) 24,306 (4,861) 21,045 (3,508) 20,786 (3,464) 19,691 (3,282) 14,235 (2,847) 19,026 (3,171) 17, 181 (3,436) 29,119 (4,853)

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JOE TRAINER

HEAD COACH FIRST season The University of Rhode Island welcomed back a familiar face During the 2008 season at Rhode Island, Trainer’s defensive on Feb. 27, 2009 when it selected Joe Trainer as its 19th head unit forced URI opponents into 11 fumbles, which ranked in coach in school history. the top five of CAA Football. His defensive scheme also allowed linebacker Matt Hansen to finish second in the league in total “I can not tell you how honored and humbled I am to be the tackles with 111, as he went on to earn All-CAA Football Second head coach at the University of Rhode Island,” Trainer said at Team and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-New his introductory press conference.“It is truly an honor that I am England honors. going to embrace and I am going to make everyone associated with this program proud of the way we conduct ourselves from Prior to his stint at Rhode Island, Trainer spent three seasons the head coach all the way down to the team manager.” as head coach of Millersville University, a member of the powerhouse Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), Trainer returns to Rhode Island after he joined the coaching from 2005-2007. staff at Bowling Green back in December where he served as the Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator under two- Before heading to Millersville, Trainer spent eight seasons at time Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coach of the CAA-rival Villanova, starting out as linebackers coach before Year Dave Clawson. being promoted to defensive coordinator in 2005. “Coming back here in a different capacity as a head coach I During his tenure at Villanova, Trainer helped the Wildcats to believe we are going to do great things on the field and above two conference championships, two NCAA Playoff appearances all else we are going to do it the right way,” Trainer explained. (1997 and 2004) - including the national semifinals - two Lambert Cups, two wins over I-A schools (Rutgers and Temple), and five “We are not going to cut corners and we are going to make our top 20 rankings in the final poll. Additionally, the Wildcats were kids accountable in every phase.” nationally-ranked for a league-record 35 consecutive weeks and posted a school-record 12 wins in 1997.

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The trainer File Born: March 6, 1968 Hometown: Roslyn, Pa. Alma Mater: Dickinson ‘90 Coaching History: 2009-present.................................Rhode Island 2009-present: Head Coach 2008-09......................................Bowling Green 2008-09: Assistant Head Coach 2008...............................................Rhode Island 2008: Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coord. 2005-07............................................ Millersville 2005-07: Head Coach 1997-2004...........................................Villanova 2000-04: Defensive Coordinator 1997-99: Linebackers 1995-96............................................New Haven 1995-96: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1993-94..................................................Colgate 1993-94: Linebackers/Special Teams Coord. 1992.......................................... Frostburg State 1992: Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator Playing History: Dickinson, 1986-89

The Trainer Family - Dillon, Keira and Liam (First Row L-R) Moreen and Joe (Back Row L-R)

Trainer’s defensive scheme put the Wildcats as No. 1 in the Atlantic 10 in total defense in 2003 and 2004. Villanova finished seventh amongst NCAA Division I-AA schools in scoring defense (16.2 ppg) and 14th nationally in total defense (302 ypg allowed) in 2003. The following year in 2004, Trainer’s defense yielded under 300 yards per game and was second in the A-10 in scoring defense (22.5 ppg). Trainer was also instrumental in helping Brian Hulea earn First Team Atlantic 10 honors in 2003 and 2004. Trainer spent the 1995 and 1996 season at the University of New Haven, where he worked as both linebackers coach and defensive coordinator. In his two seasons at New Haven, Trainer helped the Chargers win 17 games and earn a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

“We are not going to cut corners and we are going to make our kids accountable in every phase.” - Joe Trainer February 27, 2009

Under his tutelage New Haven finished ranked in the Top 20 in both seasons and his defense also established school records for fewest points allowed, points per game allowed, and turnover margin. Off the field, Trainer served as the academic coordinator. The Roslyn, Pa., native began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Temple University in 1990, serving as linebackers coach. Two years later, Trainer took over as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Frostburg State University, where he also developed and oversaw the teams in-season strength and conditioning program. Following the 1992 season, he joined the coaching staff at Colgate University. While in Hamilton, he coached the outside linebackers and punt and kickoff teams. Trainer received his undergraduate degree in English from Dickinson College in 1990. He then went on to earn his masters degree from Temple University in 1992 and his M.S. in counseling and human relations from Villanova in 2004. Trainer and his wife Moreen are the proud parents of Liam (9), Dillon (7) and Keira (5). The Trainers reside in Saunderstown. W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

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ASSISTANT COACHES ROY ISTVAN

ASST. HEAD COACH/Offensive LINE second season

The 2009 campaign marks Roy Istvan’s second year as the offensive line coach at Rhode Island. The upcoming season also marks his first as the Assistant Head Coach after he was promoted in the offseason.

The ISTVAN File Born: December 27, 1968 Hometown: Stratford, Conn. Alma Mater: Southern Connecticut ‘90 Coaching History: 2008-present.................................Rhode Island 2008-present: Offensive Line 2006-07..................................Milford Academy 2006-07: Offensive Coordinator 2001-05.................................................. Buffalo 2004-05: Offensive Coordinator 2001-03: Offensive Line/Run Game Coord. 1990-2000......................Southern Connecticut 1996-2000: Offensive Coordinator 1992-95: Offensive Line Coach 1990-91: Tight Ends/WR Graduate Asst. Playing History: Southern Connecticut, 1986-89

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2005). In his first three years, Istvan served as the run game coordinator/offensive line coach.

In 2003, the Bulls rushed for over 2,000 yards, which ranked third in the Mid-American During his first year in Kingston, Istvan’s Conference. The following season, Istvan was block ing schemes protec ted for mer rewarded for his efforts and was promoted to quarterback Derek Cassidy and allowed him offensive coordinator. the time to throw for 2,759 yards through the air. Cassidy’s passing total during the In 2005, Buffalo recorded the most rushing 2008 season ranks as the third-highest single touchdowns since it joined the MAC in 1999 season mark in school history. and allowed the fewest amount of sacks since it joined the league. Prior to arriving at URI, Istvan spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as offensive coordinator Istvan began his coaching career in 1990 as a at Milford Academy. He also spent the 2007 graduate assistant at Southern Connecticut season as an offensive line consultant to State University where he was as a four-year Sportstars INC. where he trained current letterwinner. NFL player Tony Ugoh (Indianapolis Colts). Additionally, he coached current college During his 11 seasons at SCSU, the Owls set 53 starters Graig Cooper (Miami) and Jake school offensive records and posted a 67-45 Vermiglio (North Carolina State). record. He also coached former New England Patriots offensive lineman and Super Bowl Istvan also worked with former Pittsburgh champion Joe Andruzzi. tailback LeSean McCoy, who was recently selected in the second round of the NFL Draft A 1990 graduate of SCSU, Istvan and his wife, by the Philadelphia Eagles. Kristin, have three children - Jaylin and twins Kambria and Zachariah. Before heading to Milford, he spent five seasons at the University of Buffalo (2001-

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Offensive Coordinator second season

The PINCINCE File Born: February 23, 1972 Hometown: Woonsocket, R.I. Alma Mater: Boston University ‘94 Coaching History: 2008-present.................................Rhode Island 2008-present: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks 2004-07............................................. Holy Cross 2006-07: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2004-05: Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coord. 2003........................................................ Ursinus 2003: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Chris Pincince begins his second season as the Additionally, wide receiver Ryan Maher led the Rams’ offensive coordinator in 2009. Patriot League in receptions (75), yards (907), yards per game (82.5 ypg), and touchdowns In his first season, Pincince implemented the (10). spread offense at URI and the affects were felt immediately as the Rhody air attack ranked In 2006, he directed a Crusaders’ offense which fifth in CAA Football passing offense (238.4 led the Patriot League in total yards (384.4 ypg) ypg). and passing yards (271.5 ypg) and finished third in scoring with an average of 25.0 ppg. Pincince’s offensive scheme also helped former quarterback Derek Cassidy throw for Pincince arrived at Holy Cross in 2004 and spent 2,759 yards, which ranks third in the URI all- the next two seasons as wide receivers coach. time record book for passing yards in a single During that span, he led a group which included season. Cassidy also threw for 15 touchdowns All-Patriot League WR Sean Gruber, who finished in 2008. Five of Cassidy’s touchdown passes his career as the Crusaders’ all-time leader with came against Brown in the Governor’s Cup 22 career touchdown receptions. (Oct. 4). He came to Holy Cross from Ursinus College Before arriving in Kingston, Pincince spent four (Pa.), where he served as offensive coordinator seasons at Holy Cross (2004-2007), serving as in 2003. While at Ursinus, Pincince coached Gary offensive coordinator in the final two years. Sheffield, who finished among the Centennial Conference leaders in rushing yards. In 2007, his offense led the Patriot League in scoring (35.9 ppg), passing (335.2 ypg), total In 2002,Pincince worked on the Brown University offense (463.4 ypg), and first downs (272). football coaching staff as quarterbacks coach. Crusader quarterback Dominic Randolph At Brown, the Bears averaged 296 passing yards led the conference in passing yards (3,604), per game while quarterback Kyle Slager ranked touchdown passes (30), and total offense 12th in the nation in total offense. (340.1 ypg) and finished 12th in the voting for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented Pincince and his wife, Jennifer, reside in to the top player in the Division I Football Woonsocket, R.I. with their sons Zachary and Championship Subdivision (FCS). Owen and daughter Emma.

2002..........................................................Brown 2002: Quarterbacks 1999-2001........................................New Haven 1999-2001: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks 1997-98.................................................Fairfield 1997-98: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1995-96............................................New Haven 1995-96: Wide Receivers Playing History: Boston University, 1990-94

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ASSISTANT COACHES ROB NEVIASER

DEF. Coordinator/def. line second season Rob Neviaser begins his second season at Rhode Island and his first as the defensive coordinator. In 2008, Neviaser served as the defensive line coach. Neviaser came to Kingston following four seasons working on the University of Delaware coaching staff. In his four seasons with head coach K.C. Keeler, the Blue Hens posted a combined record of 41-22, advanced to the NCAA I-AA playoffs twice, and captured consecutive Atlantic 10 conference titles in 2003 and 2004.

The Neviaser File Born: April 26, 1971 Hometown: Darnestown, Md. Alma Mater: Williams ‘93 Coaching History: 2008-present.................................Rhode Island 2009- present: Def. Coordinator/Def. Line 2008: Defensive Line 2002-05...............................................Delaware 2002-05: Defensive Line 1997-2001....................................................Yale 1997-2001: Defensive Ends

Nevaiser played a big part in helping UD capture the 2003 NCAA I-AA national title. That season, the Blue Hens posted 41 sacks and 116 tackles for loss, and led the A-10 in both rushing defense (114.4 - 17th in I-AA) and scoring defense (15.4 ppg - fifth in I-AA). In 2004, Delaware captured its secondstraight Atlantic 10 Conference title and advanced to the NCAA I-AA quarterfinals. During that season, the Blue Hens ranked second in the Atlantic 10 in total defense (315.7) and third in both rushing defense (115.4) and scoring defense (23.1). The 2005 squad, meanwhile, ranked fourth in the

1995-96..................................... Boston College 1995-96: Graduate Asst. Offensive Line 1994....................................................... Harvard 1994: Offensive Line 1993............................................. King’s College 1993: Inside Linebackers Playing History: Williams College, 1990-1993

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league with 30 sacks and was third in the league in rushing defense, allowing 119.6 yards per game to rank 20th in NCAA I-AA. Prior to his arrival at Delaware, Neviaser spent five seasons as outside linebackers coach at Yale University. The Bulldogs posted a fiveyear record of 26-23 and won the Ivy League title in 1999 with a 9-1 record.Yale also posted marks of 7-3 in 2000 and 6-4 in 1998. Neviaser began his coaching career in 1993 at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. under head coach Rich Mannello, where he worked with the inside linebackers. He moved on to Harvard, where he served one season as assistant offensive line coach under Tim Murphy in 1994. He then spent two seasons as graduate assistant offensive line coach under head coach Dan Henning at Boston College in 1995-96 before heading to Yale. A native of Darnestown, Md. where he was a standout lineman at Landon High School, Neviaser moved on to Division III power Williams College, where he played offensive line and inside linebacker. During his career, Williams posted a four-year record of 28-3-2 under head coach Richard Farley. He earned his degree in political science from Williams in 1993.


SPECIAL TEAMS/RUNNING BACKS second season

Eddie Allen begins his second season as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at Rhode Island..

Allen began his collegiate coaching career as the offensive graduate assistant and video coordinator at Hofstra University in 2003.

In 2008, Rhody special teams’ blocked nine kicks and ranked fourth in CAA Football in punt return average (10.1 per return).

The following season, Allen moved on to Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan., where he served as wide receivers coach.

Under Allen’s direction, URI first-year players Tim Edger and Brandon Johnson-Farrell ranked among the league’s top 10 in punt average and kickoff return average, respectively.

A native of Somerville, N.J., Allen graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Haven in 2003.

In 2008, Johnson-Farrell posted a schoolrecord 907 yards on kickoff return yards.

The ALLEN File Born: October 24, 1980 Hometown: Somerville, N.J. Alma Mater: New Haven ‘03 Coaching History: 2008-present.................................Rhode Island 2008-present: Special Teams Coordinator

During his career, Allen was a four-year letter winner at quar terback for the Chargers.

Prior to arriving in Kingston, Allen spent three seasons as a member of Greg Schiano’s coaching staff at Rutgers. He joined the Scarlet Knights’ football program in 2005 as a member of player development and worked as a graduate assistant in 2007.

2005-07..................................................Rutgers 2007: Special Team Graduate Assistant 2005-06: Special Teams/Player Development 2004..................Fort Scott Community College 2004: Wide Receivers Coach 2003........................................................ Hofstra 2003: Graduate Assistant/Video Coordinator Playing History: New Haven, 1998-02

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ASSISTANT COACHES RYAN CRAWFORD

SECONDARY/recruiting coord. second season Ryan Crawford begins his second season as the secondary coach and his first as recruiting coordinator at Rhode Island in 2009. In 2008, Crawford’s secondary scheme picked off at least one pass in five of Rhody’s first seven games. It also held Boston College to a season-low 27 yards passing (Sept. 27). Crawford came to URI after spending three seasons at Bucknell University, a member of the Patriot League. In 2007, the Bison tied NCAA-tournament participants Fordham and Colgate for the league lead with 14 interceptions and finished second in turnover margin (+2).

The CRAWFORD File Born: January 16, 1979 Hometown: Maiden, N.C. Alma Mater: Davidson ‘01 Coaching History: 2008-present.................................Rhode Island 2008-present: Secondary 2005-07................................................ Bucknell 2005: Secondary 2003-04...............................................Davidson 2004: Defensive Backs 2003: Quarterbacks Playing History: Davidson, 1997-00

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One year earlier, Crawford was instrumental in cornerback Matt Palermo’s successful switch from safety to cornerback, which culminated in his All-Patriot League Second Team selection. That year, he also coached Academic All-American David Frisbey.

A 2001 graduate of Davidson with a degree in biology, Crawford earned Associated Press First Team I-AA All-America honors in 1999, when he led all of Division I-AA with eight interceptions. Consequently, Davidson finished the year leading the nation with 28 picks. The following season, Crawford was the I-AA Mid-Major Defensive Back of the Year as well as the I-AA Independent Defensive MVP. In 2000, he was named Davidson’s Special Teams Player of the Year as well as the school’s Male Athlete of the Year. A native of Maiden, N.C., Crawford went on to play semi-pro football for the Carolina Cowboys. He later played professionally with the Indiana Firebirds of the Arena Football League, and spent the summer of 2002 in camp with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

He has also worked as a stuntman and a Prior to his arrival at Bucknell, Crawford spent featured extra in the Sony Pictures movie two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma ‘Radio,’ starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. mater, Davidson. He coached the Wildcats’ quarterbacks in 2003 before switching to the defensive side of the ball in 2004 to coach the defensive backs.

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LINEBACKERS second season Tembwe Lukabu begins his second season at Rhode Island and his first as the linebackers coach. In 2008, Lukabu served as a defensive assistant, working primary with the linebackers. Before arriving at URI, Lukabu spent two seasons as a player development coach at Rutgers University (2006-07).

The LUKABU File Born: October 24, 1980 Hometown: Woodbridge, N.J. Alma Mater: Colgate ‘04

While at Rutgers, Lukabu was responsible for the academic growth and development of football players. He monitored the academic performance of specific special needs players and assisted in the execution of plans of academic goals set for the team and specific players.

He earned Associated Press Third Team AllAmerica honors at linebacker following the 2003 season, when he helped Colgate to the NCAA Division I-AA finals. In 2002 and 2003, Lukabu was a First Team All-Patriot League selection as well as the Defensive Player of the Year. He was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the best defensive player in the nation, following the 2002 and 2003 season. Lukabu holds a bachelor of arts in history and a minor in political science. Prior to the season, Lukabu got married to the former Kate Barrett.

A 2004 graduate of Colgate, Lukabu was a three-year starter for the Raider football team.

Coaching History: 2008-present.................................Rhode Island 2009-present: Linebackers 2008: Defensive Assistant 2006-07..................................................Rutgers 2006-07: Player Development Playing History: Colgate, 2000-03

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ASSISTANT COACHES BOB GRIFFIN

TIGHT ENDS/SPECIAL CONSULTANT 23RD season

The GRIFFIN File Born: October 22, 1940 Hometown: Milford, Conn. Alma Mater: Southern Connecticut ‘63 Coaching History: 2008-present.................................Rhode Island 2008-present: Tight Ends/Special Consultant 2000-05............................................. Holy Cross 2004-05: Offensive Coordinator 2000-03: Quarterbacks

Bob Griffin - the winningest football coach in URI history - returned to the sidelines at Meade Stadium in 2008 and is in his second season as an assistant. In his role, Griffin coaches the tight ends and serves as a special consultant.

In 1985, the Rams finished No. 7 in the NCAA poll after going undefeated in the Yankee Conference (5-0) for the first time in their 39 years as a member. Six members of that squad went on to sign contracts with National Football League (NFL) teams.

Griffin arrived in Kingston in 1976 and spent the next 17 seasons patrolling the sidelines for the URI football team, where he became the school’s all-time coaching wins leader with 79 victories.

Griffin began his coaching career at URI under Jack Lilly in 1966 before departing to coach Bishop Hendricken High School in 1970.

He guided the Rams to back-to-back Yankee Conference Championships in 1984 and 1985 and a share of the title in 1981. All three of those squads qualified for the NCAA Playoffs. For his efforts, he was named the New England, Yankee Conference and Words Unlimited Coach of the Year in 1984 and 1985 as the Rams posted a 10-3 record in both seasons. Under Griffin, the 1984 team set or tied 103 records at the school, conference, New England, Eastern and National levels.

1995-98................................................Syracuse 1995-98: Wide Receivers/Pass Game Coord. 1993-94..........................Berlin Adler, Germany 1993-94: 1976-92.........................................Rhode Island 1976-92: Head Coach 1971-75........................................... Idaho State 1972-75: Head Coach 1971: Offensive Coordinator 1970............................. Bishop Hendricken H.S. 1970: Head Coach 1966-69.........................................Rhode Island 1966-69: Assistant Coach

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One year later, Griffin took over as offensive coordinator at Idaho State before being elevated to head coach in 1972. He spent four seasons as head coach of the Bengals, guiding them to a 21-20 overall record, and twice (1972, 1975) led them to a school-record seven wins (against three losses). Griffin was inducted into the Rhode Island Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996 and is also a member of the Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame.


WIDE RECEIVERS FIRST season Ryan Roeder is in his first season as the wide receivers coach at Rhode Island. Roeder comes to Kingston after spending the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Temple University where he worked with the wide receivers, tight ends and assisted the offensive line coach. Before heading to Temple, Roeder directed the Albany wide receivers in the spring of 2006 after coaching the running backs in 2005. He returned to his alma mater after spending the 2004 season as an assistant offensive line coach at Holy Cross.

The ROEDER File Born: February 14, 1980 Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa. Alma Mater: Albany ‘02 Coaching History: 2009-present.................................Rhode Island 2009-present: Wide Receivers 2006-08.................................................. Temple 2008: Wide Receivers 2007: Tight End 2006: Assistant Offensive Line

A first-team All-Northeast Conference quarterback, Roeder led Albany to the 2002 NEC and ECAC championships. He completed 131 of 213 passes for 1,366 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior.

Roeder received his undergraduate degree in a dual major of communication and psychology in December 2002. As an undergrad, he served as the StudentAthlete Advisory Committee’s vice president, interned at WNYT-TV’s sports department, and worked with Project Strive, a summer camp for children. After graduation he worked as the Assistant Director of Operations at Scout Camp Pro Football Regional Combines in Indianapolis, Ind. Prior to the season, Roeder got engaged to Megan Wagner.

Roeder also rushed for 259 yards and eight TDs, and recorded the fifth-best mark in school history with 1,625 total yards. He ranks second in total offense (4,039), third in passing yards (3,546) and tied for fourth in passing touchdowns (24) in the school’s record books.

2005.........................................................Albany 2005: Offensive Graduate Assistant 2004................................................... Holy Cross 2004: Offensive Line Assistant Playing History: Albany, 1998-2002

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ASSISTANT COACHES ARI CONFESOR

SECONDARY ASSISTANT FIRST season

Ari Confesor is in his first year as an assistant secondary coach at Rhode Island. Confesor joins the coaching staff after a successful playing career at the College of the Holy Cross (2000-03). As a wide receiver for the Crusaders, Confesor earned Second Team Sports Network All-America and First Team All-New England honors in both the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In addition, Confesor was named team Most Valuable Player as a senior and finished his career with the most receiving yards in school history (2,352).

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He also owns school records for most receptions in a single season (90) and most receiving yards in a single season (1,213).

Born: July 20, 1981 Hometown: Providence, R.I. Alma Mater: Holy Cross ‘03

In the spring of 2004, Confesor earned his degree in political science.

Coaching History: 2009-present............................................Rhode Island 2009-present: Linebackers Playing History: Holy Cross, 2000-03

DAN SILVA

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS THIRD season Dan Silva begins his third year as director of football operations in 2009. In his role at URI, Silva organizes team travel, meals, video production and assists head coach Joe Trainer in day-to-day operations. A 2007 graduate of Rhode Island, Silva holds a degree in Communication Studies. Silva and his wife Kathleen reside in Newport, R.I.

The SILVA File Born: Jan. 28, 1985 Hometown: Warren, R.I. Alma Mater: Rhode Island ‘07 Coaching History: 2007-present............................................Rhode Island 2007-present: Director of Football Operations

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AssOCiate AD/ HEALTH & PERFORMANCE 19TH season

The bissonnette File Born: July 30, 1955 Hometown: Portsmouth, R.I. Alma Mater: Rhode Island ‘77 History: 1991-present............................................Rhode Island 1991-2009: Head Athletic Trainer 1985-1991........................................... Bentley College 1985-1991: Head Athletic Trainer 1979-1985..............................................Northeasterrn 1985-1991: Assistant Athletic Trainer

A 1977 graduate from the University of and state committees and was instrumental in Rhode Island, Kim Bissonnette begins his the development of the current licensing law 19th year in Kingston. that governs the practice of athletic training within the state Rhode Island. Over the offseason, Bissonnette was promoted as the Associate Athletic Director Bissonnette served as the President for the Health and Performance. Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts, and cofounded the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Prior to his appointment at URI he was the Association serving as the inaugural President Head Athletic Trainer at Bentley College as well. in Waltham, Mass. for six years, and was a member of the athletic training staff at In January of 2007, Bissonnette was inducted Northeastern University from 1979-1985. into the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. A native of Portsmouth, In the summer of 1985 he also worked as R.I. Bissonnette earned his B.S. from the URI in the Head Athletic Trainer for the Rhode 1977 and his M.S. from the University of Arizona Island Gulls of the United States Basketball in 1978. He is in charge of the overall athletic League. training program, with direct responsibility for intercollegiate football. Bissonnette is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, the A certified member of the National Strength Eastern Athletic Trainers Association and the & Conditioning Association, Bissonnette has Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association. three daughters - Jocelyn a recent graduate of He has served on many national, regional New Hampshire, Lindsy and Kara - and resides in Wakefield.

andy lLAGUNO

SR. ASSOCiate athletic TRAINER 12TH season

The llaguno File Born: Feb. 14, 1970 Hometown: Fairlawn, N.J. Alma Mater: Rhode Island ‘92 History: 1998-present............................................Rhode Island 2001-present: Sr. Assoc./Head Football Ath. Trainer 2000-2001: Associate Athletic Trainer 1998-2000: Assistant Athletic Trainer 1997-1998....................................................Penn State 1998-2002: Assistant Football Athletic Trainer 1995-1997................................................ West Virgiria 1998-2002: Assistant Football Ath. Trainer/Lecuter

Andy Llaguno begins his 12th season at his alma mater in 2009, where he presently serves as the Senior Associate/Head Football Athletic Trainer. He also works with women’s varsity rowing team, while assisting with all other varsity teams. He is a certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA. Llaguno returned to URI in 1998 as an assistant trainer before being promoted to associate trainer in 2000 and senior associate athletic trainer one year later. Before returning to URI, Llaguno spent the 1997-98 season as an assistant football trainer at Penn State and also worked with the football programs at West Virginia (1995-97) and Boston College (1994-95). After earning his B.S. in Physical Education & Exercise Science from URI in 1992, Llaguno picked up his Masters in Education from Old Dominion University in 1994. While at ODU, he worked with the baseball, men's basketball, field hockey, and men's soccer programs.

Llaguno is a R.I. State Liaison on the College/ University Athletic Training Committee (CUATC), a Past President on the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers' Association and a Rhode Island State Liaison on the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee. He is also on the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA) conference committee and has given a myriad of presentations on all levels national, district, state, and community over the past 15 years. Llaguno has published five articles in the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) News Journal on varying topics of diversity. This year, he received the Professional Development Scholarship Award from the RIATA/District One and the URI Multicultural Award in Diversity/ Excellence in Leadership. Last year, Llaguno was named Athletic Trainer of the Year - Division One from NATA's College/University Athletic Training Committee. A native of Fair Lawn, N.J., Llaguno resides in Charleston, R.I. with his wife, Jenni, and their two sons - Andres and Mateo. The family also has a dog, Rhody.

1994-1995............................................ Boston College 1998-2002: Assistant Football Athletic Trainer

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SUPPORT STAFF LIZ PROCTOR

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SIXTH season Liz Proctor is in her sixth season in the University of Rhode Island Strength and Conditioning department and her fourth as Director. She is responsible for creating and overseeing the URI strength and conditioning program with the primary goal of developing strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility and injury prevention for the University’s 18 programs.

The pROCTOR File Hometown: Antrim, N.H. Alma Mater: Southern Connecticut ‘96 History: 2004-present............................................Rhode Island 2006-present: Director of Stength and Conditioning 2004-06: Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 2000-2004.................................................... Holy Cross 2000-04: Assistant Strength Coach

Prior to her time at URI, Proctor spent four years at The College of the Holy Cross as the Assistant Strength Coach. While at Holy Cross, she worked primarily with football, hockey, men’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, baseball, and softball. During the summer at Holy Cross, Proctor also spent time as an assistant strength coach with the Worcester Icecats of the American Hockey League (AHL) asssisting with the National Hockey League (NHL) affiliate, St. Louis Blues.

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Prior to Holy Cross, she worked at Mike Bolye’s strength and conditioning program in Burlington, Mass. From 2000-01, Proctor served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Along with designing and incorporating flexibility and endurance exercise for individual players, she also implemented the in-season strength and conditioning program. Proctor graduated from Southern Connecticut in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and minor in nutrition while also competing on the field hockey and softball teams. She earned her master’s degree in applied exercise science at Springfield in 2000 while also serving as the assistant strength coach for the football and all Olympic sports. Proctor resides in East Greenwich, R.I.


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Paul-Etienne joins senior quarterback D.J. Stefkovich, junior Greg Wicks and sophomore Marc Lucarini.

Three months after he left Kingston for an assistant coaching position at Bowling Green, Joe Trainer was called back to Rhode Island and was named the school’s 19th head coach. In 2008, Trainer served as the Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator where his defensive unit recovered 11 fumbles, which ranked in the top five of CAA Football.

A year ago, Stefkovich saw action against New Hampshire, Hofstra, Boston College, Villanova and Massachusetts.

Running Backs In Rhody’s first game of the 2008 campaign against Monmouth, the Rams suffered their biggest blow of the year as they lost preseason All-American running back Joe Casey for the remainder of the season. Although Casey was lost for the year, the three-time all-conference selection was granted a medical redshirt and will return for the 2009 season.

RAMS WELCOME BACK 19 STARTERS The 2009 edition of the Rhode Island football team welcomes back a lot of familiar faces this fall. In 2009, Rhody returns 19 starters, including eight on offense, nine on defense and two on special teams.

Casey was limited in spring practice this past April, but there is no denying that he will be able to breath some life into the Rhody ground attack. Since stepping on campus at URI in 2005, Casey has rushed for 2,915 yards and is within striking distance of surpassing former Rhody great Pat Abbruzzi’s alltime rushing mark of 3,389. Abbruzzi played for the Rams during the 1951-54 seasons. Joe Trainer was named the 19th coach in URI history over the offseason.

THE 2009 SCHEDULE International Bowl winner Connecticut, Ivy League champion Brown and NCAA Championship participants Maine, New Hampshire and Villanova highlight the Rams’ 2009 schedule. The Rams open the 2009 campaign at home on Sept. 5 when they play host to Fordham.

JOE CASEY RETURNS

Joining Casey in the backfield will be junior Anthony Ferrer and sophomore Ryan Lawrence. In 2008, Ferrer finished second on the team in rushing and scored three touchdowns on the ground. In his final game of the year against Northeastern, Ferrer helped Rhody send its 2008 seniors out with a win as he rushed for season-high 71 yards on just 10 carries. Lawrence returns to the squad after he saw significant action as a freshman, playing in 10 games. In the Blue and White Game, Lawrence scored a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 141 yards.

After missing most of the 2008 campaign with a leg injury, three-time allconference running back Joe Casey made his return to the practice field. The New York native needs just 475 yards to break the school’s all-time rushing record.

Wide Receivers With seven returning letterwinners, the Rhody receiving corps is arguably the Rams deepest position heading into the fall. Last season, four Rhody wideouts surpassed 450 yards receiving. This season, three of those four receivers return to the mix.

RAMS WELCOME FOUR TRANSFERS FROM RUTGERS Over the offseason, Rhode Island welcomed four transfers from Rutgers University, who will suit up for the Rams this upcoming fall in the form of quarterback Chris Paul-Etienne, tight end Tom Lang, wide receiver Robenson Alexis and defensive back Rob Cervini. Paul-Etienne and Lang will both have two years of eligibility at URI, while Alexis and Cervini will have three years of eligibility at URI.

Sophomore Brandon Johnson-Farrell leads the way after he was named AllCAA Football Third Team as a freshman. During his first season in Kingston, Johnson-Farrell led the team in allpurpose yardage (1,478) and team in receptions (57) as he caught a pass in every game during the 2008 season.

Quarterbacks In his first season in the new offensive system quarterback Derek Cassidy had a year for the ages as he threw for 2,759 yards and 15 touchdowns. Although Cassidy will not return this fall, optimism still remains high in Kingston as the squad welcomes quarterback Chris Paul-Etienne.

Brandon Johnson-Farrell was named All-CAA Football Third Team in 2008.

Paul-Etienne spent two years at Rutgers, but saw limited action as he played behind former Scarlet Knight quarterback Mike Teel. This spring, Paul-Etienne has spent most of his time running plays with the first team offense. At 6 foot, 3 inches, the URI junior showed his ability to stretch the field with the deep ball throughout spring practice. Quarterback Chris Paul-Etienne transfered from Rutgers in the offseason.

In his first appearance at Meade Stadium, Paul-Etienne did not disappoint as he combined for 252 yards of total offense (162 passing and 90 rushing) during the 2009 Blue and White Game on April 25.

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Senior Shawn Leonard, who led the team receiving yards (647), yard per catch (14.7) and touchdowns (5), also returns. In 2008, Leonard registered a pair 100-yard receiving games against

Towson and Hofstra. Fellow senior Joe Bellini returns after he had a break out season in 2008, posting single season career-highs in receptions (43) and receiving yards (499). Freshman Tyquan Bynum, who redshirted last season, could also see some time in the fall. The Pennslyvania native had an impressive spring and saw significant time running plays with the first team offense. In addition to its returnees, the Rams also welcome Rutgers transfer Robenson Alexis.

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Tight Ends Senior David Wilson is the Rams lone returning letterwinner at tight end. Last season, Wilson played in all 12 games after he made the switch from defensive end. Sophomore Tom Lang, who transferred from Rutgers, will add some additional depth to the tight end position.

Offensive Line Rhody returns six letterwinners from last fall in the form of senior Carl Daniel, senior Robert Crudup, sophomore Jason Foster, sophomore junior Michael Gross, junior Dave Valley and Matt Vitti. The six returning letterwinners on the offensive line combined to play in 53 games and make 37 starts last season. Sophomore Kyle Bogumil will add some additional depth to the offensive line as he switched from defensive end to offensive tackle this spring. Last fall, the Rhody offensive line also allowed URI quarterbacks to throw for over 2,861 yards, which was its highest passing total in a single season since the 1994 campaign (3,015 yards passing).

Defensive Line Last season, the Rams featured a youthful front four in sophomore Victor Adesanya, junior Kirk Blackman, redshirt freshman Willie McGinnis and true freshman Matt Rae. This fall, the four starters returned to the practice field with a year of experience under their belts and will look to build on 2008 campaign, which saw them combine for 116 total tackles. The Rams also welcome back senior Steve Weedon. In 2008, the Rhody defensive end started the first three games of the year before suffering an injury, which sidelined him for the remainder of the year. In three games a year ago, Weedon registered 20 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack.

Linebackers As a freshman in 2007, Matt Hansen appeared in 11 games for the Rams and had a strong season as he registered 73 tackles. In 2008, the Rhode Island native moved to linebacker and had a breakout season for the Rams as he led the the squad in tackles (111), tackles for loss (13.5), sacks (3), interceptions Starters Returning: 19 Offense: 8 WR - Joe Bellini OL - Carl Daniel WR - Nick DelGrosso OL - Michael Gross WR - Brandon Johnson-Farrell WR - Shawn Leonard OL - Dave Valley TE - David Wilson

Total No. of Starters Lost: 5 Offense: 3 QB - Derek Cassidy OL - Fran Dempsey RB - Jimmy Hughes

Defense: 9 DL - Victor Adesanya DL - Kirk Blackmon DB - Terence Glenn LB - Matt Hansen LB - Joe Harris DL - Willie McGinnis DB - Rodney Mitchell DL - Matt Rae DB - Matt Urban

Special Teams: 0

Special Teams: 2 P - Tim Edger PK - Louis Feinstein

Defense: 2 LB - Jeff Ball DB - Jimmy Young

Total Number of Letterwinners Returning: 36 Offense: 17 Defense: 17 Special Teams: 2

(3) and forced fumbles (4). In addition, the Rhode Island native registered 10-or-more tackles in six games this season, including a career-high 15tackle performance against nationallyranked Maine (Nov. 15). Hansen also ranked among the CAA Football leaders in several statistical categories, including forced fumbles (first), tackles (second) and tackles for loss (fourth). Following his sophomore season, Hansen was rewarded for his efforts between the lines as he was selected to the All-CAA Football Second Team and to the FCS All-New England Team. This fall, the URI junior anchors a linebacker unit, which returns six letterwinners and two of three starters.

Linebacker Matt Hansen led the team in tackles with 111 in 2008.

Fellow junior Joe Harris returns to the squad following a sophomore season, which saw him make 12 starts and finish third on the team in tackles (62). In addition to his 62 tackles, Harris also posted 6.5 tackles for loss, which tied for second on the team. Adding some additional depth to the linebacker unit will be junior Rob Damon, who made the switch from defensive back to linebacker this past spring. Last season as a sophomore, Damon appeared in every game and started the first three games of the season. Damon’s switch to linebacker should provide the unit with some additional speed and help fill the void left by graduating senior Jeff Ball, who was second on the team in tackles (72) last season.

Defensive Backs This fall the Rhode Island secondary possess something it lacked a year ago. Experience. When Rhody opened the 2008 campaign against Monmouth, its secondary had combined for just nine starts. Heading into the 2009 season, Rhody has a combined 23 starts among its six returning letterwinners. Among the returnees is junior Jarrod Williams, who last season recorded 21 tackles. This past spring, Williams was named the Most Improved Defensive Player of spring practice. Sophomore Terence Glenn and senior Rodney Mitchell also highlight the Jarrod Williams was named the Most returnees in the secondary as they Improved Defensive Player this spring. registered 59 and 49 tackles a year ago, respectively.

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2009 roster Alphabetical No. Name Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Wt.

Chris Paul-Etienne

QB

6-3

190

JR

Hometown/Last School Miami, Fla./Rutgers

2

Robenson Alexis

WR

6-0

170

SO

Boca Raton, Fla./Rutgers

91

Victor Adesanya

DE

3

Rodney Mitchell

S

5-10

190

SR

Virginia Beach, Va./Fork Union Military Academy

2

Robenson Alexis

WR

4

Evan Shields

CB

5-10

175

SO

Adelphi, Md./Gonzaga College Prep

32

Tim Allen

S

5

Rob Damon

LB

6-1

195

JR

Piscataway, N.J./Trinity-Pawling

67

Antonio Asermelly

OL

6

Joe Harris

LB

5-11

220

JR

Lowell, Mass./Lowell

99

Nicholas Baker

DE

7

Robert Walker

LB

6-2

205

RS-FR

DE

8

Terence Glenn

CB

5-10

185

SO

Ashburn, Va./Stonebridge

9

D.J. Stefkovich

QB

6-2

215

SR

Westport, Conn./Staples

10

Tom Lang

TE

6-3

235

SO

Concord, Mass./Rutgers

11

Blake Zundel

TE

6-4

235

SR

Marion, Iowa/Iowa

13

Shawn Leonard

WR

6-3

210

SR

Stoughton, Mass./Stoughton

75 83

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No. Name Pos. 1

Andrew Belizaire Joe Bellini

WR

New Haven, Conn./Cheshire Academy

18

Robert Bentsen

QB

55

John Bicknell IV

LS

72

Kyle Bogumil

OT

14

Louis Feinstein

K

5-10

185

SO

Irvine, Calif./University H.S.

35

Nicholas Bolio

WR

15

Rob Cervini

DB

5-11

200

SO

Suffern, N.Y./Rutgers

21

Tyquan Bynum

WR

16

Marc Lucarini

QB

6-2

200

RS FR

37

Joe Casey

RB

17

Greg Wicks

QB

6-1

200

JR

Bedford, N.H./Tabor Academy

15

Rob Cervini

DB

18

Robert Bentsen

QB

6-0

190

FR

Warwick, R.I./Warwick Veterans Memorial

51

Akil Chester

OT

19

Sean Scott

WR

6-1

175

JR

Beverly, N.J./Palmyra

93

Samuel Chrupcala

DT

20

Matt Hansen

LB

6-1

220

JR

Providence, R.I./La Salle Academy

21

Tyquan Bynum

WR

6-2

195

RS-FR

22

Alex Francois

DB

5-11

195

SR

Willingboro, N.J./Valley Forge Military Academy

23

Nick Del Grosso

WR

6-5

210

SR

Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven

79

Robert Crudup

OG

28

Devon Dace

DB

34

Jordan Dalton

5

Rob Damon

77 23 30 53 81

S

Laurel Springs, N.J./Camden Catholic

Lancaster, Pa./Milford Academy

24

Jarrod Williams

S

6-1

200

JR

Glen Mills, Pa./West Chester East

LB

25

Daniel O’Connell

LB

6-1

220

JR

Barrington, R.I./Milford Academy

Carl Daniel

OL

26

Ryan Lawrence

RB

5-9

185

SO

Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield

Nick Del Grosso

WR

27

Ayo Isijola

RB

5-10

185

FR

Brooklyn, N.Y./Sheepshead Bay

Tim Edger

P

28

Devon Dace

DB

5-10

180

SO

St. Louis, Mo./Salisbury Prep

Kyle Elliott

DE

29

Colton Woodall

S

6-3

185

FR

Davie, Fla./North Broward Prep

Tolbert Evans

WR

30

Tim Edger

P

6-2

185

SO

Hainesport, N.J./St. Joseph’s Prep

31

Matt Urban

S

6-2

205

JR

Warren, R.I./Mount Hope

32

Tim Allen

S

5-11

200

SR

Salem, Conn./East Lyme

33

Kyle Steadman

TE

6-2

180

FR

North Easton, Mass./Oliver Ames High

59

Michael Farr

OG

14

Louis Feinstein

K

44

Anthony Ferrer

RB

34

Jordan Dalton

S

6-0

190

FR

Willingboro, N.J./Haddenfield

39

Ellis Foster

RB

35

Nicholas Bolio

WR

5-11

175

FR

Charlton, Mass./Shepard Hill Regional

74

Jason Foster

OT

36

Ronald Woodley

CB

6-1

185

RS-FR

89

Alex Fraizer

WR

37

Joe Casey

RB

5-10

230

SR

Syracuse, N.Y./Milford Academy

22

Alex Francois

DB

38

Michael Okunfolami

RB

5-10

195

SR

Providence, R.I./Canterbury Prep

8

Terence Glenn

CB

39

Ellis Foster

RB

5-10

185

FR

Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College

65

Matt Greenhalgh

OL

40

Kyle Pinkus

LB

6-1

215

RS- FR

41

Chris Mancuso

LB

5-10

220

SO

42

David Zocco

S

6-1

200

FR

Nashua, N.H./Nashua South

44

Anthony Ferrer

RB

5-10

225

JR

West Greenwich, R.I./Cranston West

45

Steven Weedon

DE

6-2

245

SR

Silver Spring, Md./Valley Forge Military Academy

46

Ali Muhammad

DB

6-3

190

FR

Kingston, Pa./Wyoming Valley West

East Providence, R.I./East Providence

Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset Atlantic City, N.J./Holy Spirit

71

Michael Gross

OL

20

Matt Hansen

LB

6

Joe Harris

LB

62

Charlie Haskell

OL

27

Ayo Isijola

RB

47

Tremayne Williams

S

6-0

195

FR

New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle

54

Devin Johnson

LS

50

Shomari Watts

LB

6-1

215

FR

Philadelphia, Pa./Havenford

85

Brandon Johnson-Farrell

WR

51

Akil Chester

OT

6-3

275

JR

Sharon, Mass./Catholic Memorial

52

Mike Lane

DL

52

Mike Lane

DL

6-3

275

SR

Grafton, Mass./Canterbury School

10

Tom Lang

TE

53

Kyle Elliott

DE

6-3

250

RS-FR

Cresskill, N.J./Cresskill

54

Devin Johnson

LS

6-1

240

RS-FR

Ventura, Calif./Buena

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No. Name Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Wt.

55

John Bicknell IV

LS

6-0

245

FR

Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton

Hometown/Last School

56

Willie McGinnis

DT

6-3

275

SO

Norwich, N.Y./Bainbridge-Guilford

58

Kenny Smith

LB

5-10

225

FR

Jersey City, N.J./St. Peters Prep

82

DJ Law Jr.

WR

26

Ryan Lawrence

RB

13

Shawn Leonard

WR

Marc Lucarini

QB

59

Michael Farr

OG

6-3

300

RS-FR

Cornwall on Hudson, N.J./Navy Prep

16

60

James Taylor

DL

6-2

240

RS FR

Westwood, N.J./Westwood

90

Dan Luntz

DE

61

Brandon Williams

DT

5-10

220

JR

Bristol, R.I./Fitchburg State

41

Chris Mancuso

LB

62

Charlie Haskell

OL

6-2

280

JR

Cranston, R.I./Cranston West

56

Willie McGinnis

DT

63

Dave Valley

OG

6-3

305

JR

East Providence, R.I./East Providence

80

Joe Migliarese

TE

64

Miguel Prata

OL

6-3

280

JR

Cranston, R.I./Cranston East

3

Rodney Mitchell

65

Matt Greenhalgh

OL

6-2

275

RS-FR

Chepachet, R.I./Ponaganset

66

George Tsakirgis

LB

5-9

210

FR

Lynnfield, Mass./The Covernor’s Academy

84

Zack Moore

WR

67

Antonio Asermelly

OL

6-3

270

FR

Hopkinton, R.I./Chariho Regional

46

Ali Muhammad

DB

71

Michael Gross

OL

6-4

280

SO

North Arlington, N.J./North Arlington

25

Daniel O’Connell

LB

72

Kyle Bogumil

OT

6-6

255

SO

Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood

38

Michael Okunfolami

RB

78

Kelson Patterson

OT

S

73

Matt Vitti

C

6-2

280

JR

Stamford, Conn./Stamford

74

Jason Foster

OT

6-5

290

SO

East Pittsford, Vt./Bridgton Academy

1

Chris Paul-Etienne

QB

75

Andrew Belizaire

DE

6-3

255

FR

Monsey, N.Y./St. Joseph Regional

96

Orlando Perez

DL

76

Nick Wood

DE

6-5

240

FR

Westboro, Mass./Westboro

40

Kyle Pinkus

LB

77

Carl Daniel

OL

6-2

295

SR

Charlotte, N.C./Fork Union Mil. Academy

64

Miguel Prata

OL

78

Kelson Patterson

OT

6-6

305

FR

Silver Spring, Md./Albert Einstein

79

Robert Crudup

OG

6-2

305

SR

Plainfield, N.J./Plainfield

97

Matt Rae

DT

80

Joe Migliarese

TE

6-4

230

SO

Blue Bell, Pa./La Salle College

19

Sean Scott

WR

94

Matt Sheard

DT

4

Evan Shields

CB WR

81

Tolbert Evans

WR

6-2

205

SR

Wakefield, R.I./Salisbury Prep

82

DJ Law Jr.

WR

5-9

190

FR

Wellington, Fla./American Heritage

83

Joe Bellini

WR

5-10

195

SR

Glendale, R.I./Suffield Academy

86

Stephen Smalls

84

Zack Moore

WR

5-10

185

FR

Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo

58

Kenny Smith

85

Brandon Johnson-Farrell

WR

5-10

185

SO

Odenton, Md./Arundel

33

Kyle Steadman

TE

86

Stephen Smalls

WR

6-1

200

SR

Lancaster, Pa./Maryland

9

D.J. Stefkovich

QB

87

David Wilson

TE

6-5

250

SR

Warwick, R.I./Bishop Hendricken

60

James Taylor

DL

88

Trevor Turner

RB

6-0

180

FR

Hanover, Md./Meade Sr.

66

George Tsakirgis

LB

89

Alex Fraizer

WR

6-4

215

FR

Westfield, Mass./Westfield High

90

Dan Luntz

DE

6-3

220

FR

Croton, N.Y./Croton-Harmon

88

Trevor Turner

RB

91

Victor Adesanya

DE

6-4

230

JR

Staten Island, N.Y./Merrimack

31

Matt Urban

S

Barrington, R.I./Barrington

63

Dave Valley

OG

Mt. Laurel, N.J./Camden Catholic

73

Matt Vitti

LB

93

Samuel Chrupcala

DT

6-2

275

FR

94

Matt Sheard

DT

6-2

230

RS-FR

96

Orlando Perez

DL

6-1

265

JR

Salem, Mass./Liberty

7

Robert Walker

LB

97

Matt Rae

DT

6-4

260

SO

York, Pa./Dallastown Area

50

Shomari Watts

LB

99

Nicholas Baker

DE

6-4

250

JR

Whitman, Mass./Whitman Hanson Regional

45

Steven Weedon

DE

17

Greg Wicks

QB

61

Brandon Williams

DT

24

Jarrod Williams

S

47

Tremayne Williams

S

87

David Wilson

TE

76

Nick Wood

DE

29

Colton Woodall

36

Ronald Woodley

42

David Zocco

S

11

Blake Zundel

TE

Head Coach: Joe Trainer (Dickinson '90), second season at URI - first season as a head coach Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach: Roy Istvan (Southern Connecticut ‘90) Assistant Coaches: Eddie Allen (Special Teams/Running Backs), Ryan Crawford (Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator), Bob Griffin (Tight Ends/Special Consultant), (Offensive Line), Tem Lukabu (Outside Linebackers), Rob Neviaser (Defensive Line), Chris Pincince (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks), Ryan Roeder (Wide Receivers), Ari Confesor (Defensive Assistant)

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THE RAMS 91 Victor adesanya

32 TIM ALLEN

Staten Island, N.Y. St. Thomas More/Merrimack

Salem, Conn. East Lyme High School

DE

JR

230

6-4

S

5-11

200

ALLEN'S CAREER STATS

ADESANYA'S CAREER STATS Year G UT AT Total TFL-Yds Sacks 2006 11 16 16 32 13-72 10 2007 Did not play 2008 12 28 17 45 4-13 1 Career 23 44 33 77 17-85 11

SR

Int 0

FF 3

FR PD 0 0

0 0

0 3

0 0

0 0

2008: Had three solo tackles, one for a loss of yards against Monmouth (8/30)... Finished with eight tackles against Fordham (9/7)... Recorded six tackles against Hofstra (9/20)... Wrapped-up five tackles (four solo) against Boston College (9/27)... Registered five tackles against Towson (10/11)... Grabbed three solo tackles and a sack against William and Mary (10/25)... Had three tackles (one for a loss of yards) against Maine (11/15)... Finished the season with two tackles against Northeastern (11/22).

Year G Att Yds Avg Td Lg YPG Rec Yds Avg Td 2006 9 26 115 12.8 0 14 12.8 4 41 10.2 0 2007 10 38 129 12.9 1 38 12.9 8 75 9.4 0 2008 Did Not Play Career 19 64 244 3.8 1 38 12.2 12 116 9.7 25

Lg yPG 19 4.6 25 7.5 25 5.8

2008: Did not play. 2007: Played in 10 games... Rushed 38 times for 129 yards and one touchdown... Caught eight passes for 75 yards... Rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown and hauled in three passes for 32 yards at Army (9/8)... Recorded 24 yards rushing and caught a key 23-yard pass in overtime to set up the game-winning touchdown in win over No. 3 Massachusetts (11/3)... Recorded a career-high 57 yards rushing on five carries at Delaware (9/15).

2007: Sat out after transferring from Merrimack College. 2006: Attended Merrimack College, where he was a member of the Warrior football team… Helped Merrimack earn its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth... Second Team All-Northeast 10 selection… Finished with 10 sacks, which ranks second all-time in school history… Recorded 3.5 sacks in collegiate debut at Stonehill (9/1) … Member of A.L.A.N.A. Club. High School: Attended St. Thomas More Prep, where he was a member of the football and track teams… Helped football program to a 12-1 mark and a 2005 NESC Championship… First Team All-NESC… Boston Globe All-NESC selection… Member of High Honor Roll… Received Most Outstanding Student honors... Attended Curtis High School… Four-year member of football program… Also competed in track & field for one year… Member of yearbook committee. Personal: Born February 14, 1987… Son of Vincent Adesanya and Victoria Ayeni… Has seven siblings – Bukky, Aelebambo, Victoria, Wonu, Anthonia, Diwura, and Yumbo… Enjoys dancing, music, movies, and photography… Lists Deion Sanders, Terrell Owens, Shawn Merriman, and Dwight Freeney as his favorite athletes… Finance major and communications minor at URI.

2006: Appeared in nine games... Carried 26 times for 115 yards... Caught four passes for 41 yards... Recorded two tackles on special teams... Rushed for a season-high 26 yards against Merrimack (9/9)... 21 yards rushing and one reception for three yards against New Hampshire (11/11). High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner on East Lyme football team under head coach Andrew Dousis... All-Area and All-State selection in 2004 and 2005... Named 2004 Player of the Year by The Day Newspaper... Also earned three letters in indoor track and two in outdoor track... Established single-season school rushing record as a junior with 2,012 yards and 17 touchdowns... Rushed for 1,300+ yards and eight touchdowns as a senior... Helped East Lyme to the 2003 Class MM State Championship and the 2004 Eastern Connecticut Conference Championship. Personal: Born January 14, 1988... Son of Kathy and Louis Allen... Has two siblings - Louie and Jessica... His father, Louis Sr., played fullback at Connecticut from 1971-73, piling up 600 yards on 193 carries and nine touchdowns; sister, Jessica, was a member of the Pittsburgh women’s basketball team (class of 2004); brother, Louis, is a fullback at Connecticut... Enjoys movies and spending time with friends... Lists Clinton Portis, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Tracy McGrady, and Muhammad Ali as his favorite athletes... Human development and family studies major at URI.

VICTOR ADESANYA

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83 Joe BELLINI

72 KYLE BOGUMIL

Glendale, R.I. Suffield Academy

Mountain Top, Pa. Crestwood High School

WR

SR

5-10

195

BELLINI'S CAREER STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 8 10 12 30

Att Yds Avg Td 4 2 0.5 0 2 15 7.5 1 4 15 3.8 0 10 32 3.2 1

Lg YPG Rec Yds Avg Td Lg yPG 4 0.2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 8 1.5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 11 1.2 43 499 11.6 2 33 41.6 11 1.0 43 499 11.6 2 33 16.1

2008: Played in all 12 games... Had 55 receiving yards on three catches against Monmouth (8/30)... Caught four passes for 62 yards against Fordham (9/7)... Hauled in eight passes for a total of 80 yards including a 33 yard reception against New Hampshire (9/13)... Received four passes for 50 yards against Hofstra (9/20)... Caught two touchdown passes against Brown (10/4)... Recorded two catches for 13 yards against William and Mary (10/25)... Grabbed two catches for 19 yards against Maine (11/15). 2007: Played in all 11 games… Rushed for 15 yards on two carries and one touchdown and made five tackles (two solo)… Rushed for eight yards and a touchdown at Delaware (9/15)… One rush for seven yards at Army (9/8)… Made two tackles (one solo) against James Madison (10/13).

OT

SO

6-6

280

2008: Moved to offensive tackle in the spring after he played 10 games on the defensive line as a freshman. High School: Earned three varsity letters in football at Crestwood under head coach Greg Myers... hauled in 32 passes for 462 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, earning Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA Second Team All-State honors... 2007 Times Tribune Second Team Tight End... Posted 658 yards and four touchdowns as a junior in 2006... All-State honorable mention (2006)... First Team All-Scholastic (2006)... Four-year letterwinner and starter on Crestwood basketball team, helping them capture three district championships... D.A.R.E. Role Model. Personal: Born September 1, 1989... Son of Walt and Carrie Bogumil... Has two brothers Brandon and Joel... Lists his favorite athlete as Muhammad Ali and his favorite team as the Atlanta Falcons... Was a member of the boys basketball team which won three district championships... Majoring in Kinesiology and plans to be a teacher following graduation.

2006: Appeared in eight games… Rushed four times for two yards… Returned a pair of kicks. 2005: Appeared in one game – Northeastern (11/19)… Received a redshirt. High School: Attended Suffield Academy, playing for head coach Ed Rakus… Rushed for a school-record 1,963 yards, including 223 yards and one touchdown, in Prep Super Bowl victory… Served as team captain and received the J. Edward Tryon Award as Team MVP… All-New England selection… Also a captain of the wrestling team... Four-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Hauser at Burrillville… Earned all-division honors in 2003 and both all-division and all-state accolades in 2004… Owns single-season touchdown record (34)… Named 2003 Super Bowl MVP after leading Burrillville to a State Championship in 2003; also member of 2000 State Champions… Rushed for over 1,300 yards and tallied 570 yards receiving in 2003… Appeared in 2004 Rhode Island-Connecticut All-Star Game. Personal: Born January 3, 1985… Son of Mario and Debbie Bellini of Glendale, R.I.… has one sibling - Mario… Lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete and the New York Yankees as his favorite team… Sociology major at URI.

JOE BELLINI

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THE RAMS 21 TY BYNUM

37 JOE CASEY

Lancaster, Pa. Milford Academy

Syracuse, N.Y. Milford Academy

WR

RS-FR

6-2

195

RB

BYNUM'S CAREER STATS Year 2008 Career

G 2 2

Rec 8 8

Yds 51 51

Td 0 0

Lg 15 15

SR

5-10

230

CASEY'S CAREER STATS Avg 6.4 6.4

YPG 25.5 25.5

2008: Started the first two games of the season before being sidelined because of an injury... Received a medical redshirt... Caught five passes for a total of 43 yards against Fordham (9/7). High School: Attended Milford Academy and played for head coach Bill Chaplick... Four-year letterwinner... Two-time Associated Press Quad-A First Team All-State selection... Established Lancaster-Lebanon League records for career receiving yards with 2,327... First team All-County and All-State in 2005 and 2006... 2006 Section 2 Wide Receiver of the Year, when he hauled in 70 passes for 1,098 yards and 19 touchdowns... Recipient of Eugene Oakie O’Connell Memorial Award, which is presented for significant personal character which exemplifies dedication, courage, and loyalty’... Holds school record for receptions (172) and the longest kickoff return (95 yards)... Posted 71 receptions for 1,229 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior... Caught 31 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore. Personal: Born April 1, 1989... Son of Francis Arredondo... Has four sisters Laquandra, Reyan, Sharay and Laray... Lists Deion Sanders as his favorite athlete and the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite team.

JOE CASEY

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 Career

G Att 11 235 11 191 8 163 1 3 31 592

Yds 1245 874 782 14 2915

Avg Td 5.3 8 4.6 6 4.8 2 4.7 0 4.9 16

Lg 40 47 36 8 47

YPG 113.2 79.5 97.8 14.0 94.0

Rec Yds Avg Td Lg yPG 4 60 15.0 1 20 5.5 4 41 10.2 0 18 3.7 4 48 12.0 0 19 6.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 12 149 12.4 1 20 4.8

2008: Ran for 14 yards on three carries against Monmouth (8/30) before suffering a season-ending leg injury in the 6:04 minute mark in the first quarter. 2007: Started eight games before suffering a season-ending injury... First Team All-CAA... Selected to The Sports Network All-America Third Team... Led Rams with 782 rushing yards... Posted three 100-yard games... Rushed for season-high 130 yards on 22 carries and hauled in a 19-yard reception against Hofstra (9/22)... Tallied 107 yards on 27 carries at Army (9/8)... Recorded 105 yards on 23 carries in three quarters at New Hampshire (10/27) before leaving with an injury... Carried 17 times for 94 yards and one touchdown and caught two passes for 16 yards at Brown (9/29)... Rushed for 84 yards and one touchdown in season-opener against Fordham (9/1)... Posted 97 rushing yards against NCAA National Runner-up Delaware (9/15). 2006: Started all 11 games in the backfield... led Rams with 874 rushing yards and six touchdowns... First Team All-Atlantic 10... Rushed for 100+ yards in three contests, including a season-high 163 yards against James Madison (10/7)... Rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Brown in the Governor’s Cup (9/30)... Carried the ball 25 times for 136 yards and one touchdown against UMass (10/21)... Tallied 97 rushing yards against Delaware (9/23)... Had 11 rushes for 62 yards against Merrimack (9/9) Rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown against Northeastern (11/17) and 44 yards and one touchdown against New Hampshire (11/11). 2005: Appeared in all 11 games... Named Atlantic 10 Offensive Rookie of the Year and was only freshman named to A-10 First Team after tallying a league-high 1,245 rushing yards, which is also the second-highest single-season rushing total in school history... rushed for eight touchdowns... Recorded six 100-yard games... Rushed for 88 yards on 19 carries in collegiate debut against Fordham (9/3)... Tallied a career-high 172 yards and two touchdowns on 41 rushes against Villanova (10/22)... His 172 yards is tied for No. 10 on URI’s all-time single-game rushing yard total... Rushed for 170 yards and one touchdown against Hofstra (10/29)... Named A-10 Rookie of the Week after rushing for 144 yards and one touchdown in win over No. 7 William & Mary (9/17)... Recorded 148 yards on 22 carries against UMass (9/24)... Rushed 11 times for 112 yards and one TD against Central Connecticut (9/10)... Posted 121 yards against Brown (10/1). High School: Attended Milford Academy... Helped Milford post an 11-1 record... Rushed 92 times for 600 yards (6.5 yards per carry)... Scored three touchdowns as a senior to go along with 16 receptions for 193 yards and three touchdowns... Earned first team all-state honors following his senior season at Westhill in 2004, when he garnered Team MVP honors... Helped Warriors and head coach Pat Burns capture 2004 Class B Section III Championship (11-1 record)... Also hauled in 16 receptions for 193 yards and three touchdowns. Personal: Born July 11, 1986... Son of Martin and Victoria Casey... has one sibling - Tara, who played lacrosse at Colgate... Political science major at URI.

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79 Robert crudup

Sharon, Mass. Catholic Memorial High School

Plainfield, N.J. Plainfield High School

OT

JR

6-3

275

2008: Made apparences against Fordham (9/6), New Hampshire (9/13), Brown (10/4) and Towson (10/11).

OG

SR

6-2

305

2008: Started in five of the Rams’ first six games at left guard... Helped protect senior quarterback Derek Cassidy and allowed him to throw for a seasonhigh 436 yards... Suffered a season-ending injury against Brown.

2007: Appeared in all 11 games - caught two passes for 46 yards... Hauled in 26-yard reception in win over No. 3 UMass (11/3)... One reception for 20 yards at Maine (11/10)... Earned a varsity letter.

2007: Started the first four games of the season and played in five.

2006: Sat out redshirt season.

2006: Saw action on the offensive line in seven games ... earned a starting position against Maine on Oct. 28 and New Hampshire on Nov. 11 ... Earned a letter.

High School: Four-year member and two-year letterwinner in football, basketball, and track at Catholic Memorial... Selected to participate in 2006 Agganis All-Star Game after earning first team all-conference honors as a tight end... Helped Catholic Memorial to a Catholic Conference Football and Basketball Championship in 2005, and a South Sectional Football Championship. Personal: Born January 7, 1988... Son of Henry Chester and Gloria Burrill... Lists Tiger Woods as his favorite athlete and the New England Patriots as his favorite team... Finance major at URI.

2005: Did not play. High School: Made 47 tackles on the defensive line for the Cardinals and was also an offensive lineman as a senior at Plainfield High ... Named firstteam all-area, first-team all-conference and second-team all-state ... Played for coach Clinton Jones ... Also a member of the school’s track & field team. Personal: Born on May 25, 1986 and is the son of Robin Crudup and the late Charles Faison of Plainfield, N.J.

28 DEVON DACE St. Louis, Mo. Salisbury Prep AKIL CHESTER DB

SO

5-10

180

DACE'S CAREER STATS Year 2008 Career

G 9 9

UT 10 10

AT Total 6 16 6 16

TFL-Yds 2-8 2-8

Sacks 0 0

Int 0 0

FF 0 0

FR PD 0 0 0 0

2008: Broke up a pass and recorded four tackles against Monmouth (8/30)... Had a tackle for a loss of yards against Brown (10/4)... Recorded a great defensive game as he had six tackles and a sack against William and Mary (10/25)... Tallied four tackles against UMass (11/1). High School: Attended Salisbury Prep School and played for head coach Chris Adamson... Caught two touchdown passes (3,6) against Taft School (10/6)... Recorded six receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown and broke off a 68-yard run in season-finale against Cushing Academy (11/10)... Played four years of football and basketball at Bishop DuBourg and Webster Groves... Hauled in 31 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns as a senior... St. Louis American All-Metro and All-Conference... Recipient of Renaissance Award and Blue Top Hat Award at Webster Groves High School. Personal: Born September 14, 1989... Son of Shawn and Stephanie Dace... His father Shawn is a Sargent in the St. Louis Police Department... Has one brother Shawn and one sister Dendra... His cousin Brandon Williams is a receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers... Enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games... Communications major at URI. W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

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THE RAMS 5 ROB DAMON

77 carl daniel

Piscataway, N.J. Trinity-Pawling High School

Charlotte, N.C. Fork Union Military Academy

LB

Year 2007 2008 Career

G 11 12 23

JR

6-1

DAMON'S CAREER STATS

UT 18 10 28

AT Total 15 33 8 18 23 51

TFL-Yds 2-4 0-0 2-4

Sacks 0 0 0

Int 0 0 0

195

FF 0 1 1

FR PD 0 0 1 0 1 0

2008: Started the first three games of the season at strong safety... Registered five tackles against Fordham (9/7)... Finished with two solo tackles against New Hampshire (9/13)... Recorded two tackles against Hofstra (9/20)... Had a solo tackle, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble against Brown (10/4). 2007: Appeared in all 11 games... Recorded 33 tackles (18 solo) and 1.5 sacks... recorded a career-high 10 tackles (two solo) in first collegiate game against Fordham (9/1)... Made eight tackles (five solo) and had 1.5 sacks in season-ending win against Northeastern (11/17)... Tallied four solo tackles against James Madison (10/13)... Registered four tackles (two solo) against Army (9/8)... Earned a varsity letter. 2006: Did not play. High School: Attended Piscataway High School for three years before attending Trinity Pawling as a senior... Received four varsity letters in football, wrestling, and track... Won four football state titles, making the game-winning tackle on the one-yard line, to clinch the championship game as a junior... Went 36-0 in wrestling as a senior and finished career with 105 wins... Capped off 34-1 junior wrestling season with a third-place finish at N.J. State Championship... Holds Trinity-Pawling record in 400m (48.5). Personal: Born on May 15, 1986... Son of Russell and Felicia Damon... Has two siblings - Russell and Latoya... Sociology major at URI.

OL

6-2

295

2008: Moved to offensive line during his junior season and appeared in all 12 games and started eight games, including five of the final six games. 2007: Appeared in 10 games on defense... Made 11 tackles (three solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, and one fumble recovery... Registered three assisted tackles at Richmond (10/20)... Made two tackles (one solo) and registered one sack against James Madison (10/13)... Earned a varsity letter. 2006: Played in 10 games on the defensive line... Tallied 13 tackles (10 solo)... Season-high four tackles (three solo) against Richmond (10/14)... Recorded a pair of tackles against James Madison (10/7), Maine (10/28), Hofstra (11/4), and Northeastern (11/17)... Also made a solo tackle against Merrimack (9/9)... Received a varsity letter. High School: Attended Charlotte Country Day School (2002-04) and Fork Union Military Academy (2004-06)... Earned four varsity letters as a member of football team... Also received five varsity letters in indoor & outdoor track, three in baseball, and two in basketball... 2005 and 2006 all-conference and all-state selection... Two-time All-Conference selection for shot put (200506)... helped Charlotte Country win indoor and outdoor state championships in 2005 and 2006. Personal: Born December 8, 1987... Son of Carl and Delphia Daniel... Has one sibling - Chad... Cousins, Kris Jenkins (Carolina Panthers) and Curren Jenkins (Green Bay Packers) both play in the NFL... Enjoys basketball, baseball, and golf... Lists Julius Peppers and Kris Jenkins as his favorite athletes and the Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers as his favorite teams... Economics major at URI.

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30 TIM EDGER

Rumson, N.J. Rumson/Fair Haven High School

Hainesport, N.J. St. Joseph’s Prep

WR

SR

6-5

210

P

Td 0 1 Did Not Play 2 3

6-2

185

EDGER'S CAREER STATS

DEL GROSSO'S CAREER STATS Year G Rec Yds 2005 4 2 18 2006 7 10 149 2007 2008 11 17 165 Career 22 29 332

SO

Lg 10 38

Avg 9.0 14.9

YPG 4.5 21.3

19 38

9.7 11.4

15.0 15.1

2008: Played in 11 games as a junior... Caught his first touchdown of the season against nationally-ranked New Hampshire (9/13)... Hauled in a seasonhigh three catches, including a touchdown versus nationally-ranked William and Mary (10/25). 2007: Did not play... Re-joined team in January, 2008 for spring practice. 2006: Appeared in seven games... Caught 10 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown (14.9 ypc)... Opened season with two receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown at UConn (8/31)... Two catches for 42 yards against Richmond (10/14)... Received a varsity letter. 2005: Appeared in four games... Caught two passes at New Hampshire for 18 yards (10/15)... Received a varsity letter. 2004: Attended Wyoming Seminary Prep... Established a school-record with 35 catches for 670 yards (19.1 ypc)... Scored five touchdowns for the Blue Knights. High School: Team captain for head coach Shane Fallon at Rumson-Fair Haven in 2003... Recorded 48 receptions for 711 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, earning First Team All-Monmouth Country by Newark Star-Ledger, First Team All-Division by Asbury Park Press, First Team All-Country by Jersey Sports News, and third team all-state honors... Also a member of lacrosse and basketball teams.

Year 2008 Career

No. 60 60

Yds. 2284 2284

Avg. 38.1 38.1

Long 59 59

TB 5 5

I20 17 17

Blkd 1 1

2008: Finished the year with a punt average of 38.1 yards per punt, which ranked seventh in CAA Football... Placed 17 punts inside the 20... In just his second college football game against Fordham (Sept. 7), Edger highlighted the Rams’ special teams effort as he placed five punts inside the 20-yard line and two inside the five... Against nationally-ranked Maine, Edger had three punts for 153 yards (51.0 avg.), including a season-long 59-yard boot. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner in football and baseball at St. Joseph’s Prep... Averaged 45.6 yards per punt as a senior... Booted 121 PAT and 16 field goals for his career, including a long of 45 yards... Appeared in 33 career games, catching 36 catches for 612 yards and 10 touchdowns... Went 6-of-9 on FGA (long: 45 yards), 39-of-43 on PAT, and caught 25 passes for 356 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, earning First Team AllCatholic League as a kicker and punter and Second Team as a wide receiver; also earned First Team All-City and Second Team All-Southeastern Pa. honors as a punter... First Team All-Catholic League as a kicker and Second Team as a punter, as well as second team all-city (punter) following junior season. Personal: Born September 16, 1989... Son of William and Mary Beth Edger... Has one brother Bill and one sister Beth... His father William is a member of the West Chester University Hall of Fame... Lists Barry Sanders as his favorite athlete and the Philadelphia Eagles as his favorite team... Enjoys snowing boarding and going to the Jersey Shore... Business major at URI.

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Personal: Born September 15, 1986... Son of Gil and Patrice Horan... Double major in communications and sociology at URI.

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THE RAMS 53 KYLE ELLIOTT

81 TOLBERT EVANS

Cresskill, N.J. Cresskill High School

Wakefield, R.I. Salisbury Prep

DE

RS-FR

6-3

250

2008: Switched to defensive end in the spring after serving as a backup quarterback in the fall... Sat out redshirt season. High School: Four-year letterwinner in football, wrestling, and track at Cresskill... Passed for 1,327 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior captain while rushing for 841 and 11 touchdowns playing for head coach Robert Valli... First Team All-Bergen County selection... Was 93-of-178 for 1,607 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior; recorded 43 tackles and five sacks on defense... Class of 2008 Special Teams Solutions (STS) Elite... Third Team All-County... Ranked as No. 4 QB by The McCarthy Report (N.J.)... District champion in wrestling who finished No. 2 in region... Threw javelin for track & field team. Personal: Born March 3, 1990... Son of Scott and Athonette Elliott... Has one sister Johanna... Enjoys football, wrestling and track... Lists his favorite athlete as Peyton Manning and his favorite team as the Miami Dolphins... Played the saxophone in the high school band.

TOLBERT EVANS

WR

SR

6-2

205

EVANS’ CAREER STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 11 10 19 32

Rec 15 12 19 46

Yds 249 203 203 655

Td 3 1 1 5

Lg 37 52 31 52

Avg 16.6 16.9 10.7 14.2

YPG 22.6 20.3 18.5 20.5

2008: Caught three passes for 46 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown pass against Monmouth (8/30)... Had three catches for 22 yards against Fordham (9/7)... Caught eight passes for a total of 96 yards against New Hampshire (9/13)... Had two receptions for 12 yards against Brown (10/4)... Recorded three catches for 21 yards against Maine (11/15). 2007: Played in 10 games... Second on Rams in receptions (12) and yards (203)... scored one touchdown... Career-high 110 yards on three receptions against Hofstra (9/22), including a 52-yard touchdown reception... Caught two passes for 27 yards against Fordham (9/1)... Two receptions for 17 yards against Northeastern (11/17)... Two catches for 16 yards against James Madison (10/13). 2006: Appeared in all 11 games... Finished second on team in receptions (15) and yards (249)... Tied for the team lead with three touchdown receptions... caught three passes for 63 yards and a touchdown against Merrimack (9/9)... Four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown against Northeastern (11/17)... Caught a 30-yard touchdown pass and rushed twice for 64 yards at Hofstra (11/4)... Hauled in two passes for 52 yards against New Hampshire (11/11) and two passes for 31 yards at James Madison (10/7)... Had one reception for 11 yards in season-opener at Connecticut (8/31). High School: Attended Salisbury Prep School and played for head coach Chris Adamson... Led Crimson Knights with 30 receptions for 361 yards to go along with four touchdowns as a senior... Posted nine catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns against New Hampton during his senior year... First Team All-New England as a junior in football and baseball as a senior... Second Team All-New England (baseball) as a junior... Attended South Kingston H.S. (2000-03). Personal: Born July 21, 1986... Son of Thomas and Bernice Evans... Has seven siblings - Thomas, Jr., Tarra, Tigue, Teresa, Tasha, Tanya, and Tricia Williams... Enjoys drawing and XBOX 360... Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete and the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Yankees as his favorite pro teams... Art major at URI.

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14 LOUIS FEINSTEIN

Cornwall on Hudson, N.J. Navy Prep

Irvine, Calif. University High School

OG

RS-FR

6-3

300

K

SO

5-10

185

FEINSTEIN'S CAREER STATS

2008: Sat out redshirt season. 2007: Attended Naval Academy Prep... Enrolled in URI for the spring semester and participated in spring practice. High School: Three-year letterwinner in football... Helped Don Bosco Prep to a Parochial Group IV State Championship and a No. 7 national ranking in 2006... Ranked as No. 10 offensive lineman by The McCarthy Report (N.J.)... Bergen County Athlete of the Year and Third Team All-State selection as a senior... Also received four letters in track & field and three in wrestling... First team all-state in wrestling and track as a senior. Personal: Born June 16, 1989... Son of John and Michelle Farr... Has one younger Brother - David... Lists his favorite team as the New Orleans Saints... Was a member of Student Council in high school... Business major at URI.

Year FGM-FGA Pct. 2008 11-18 61.1 Career 11-18 61.1

Lg 47 47

Blk 0 0

KO 46 46

Yards 2603 2603

Avg. 56.6 56.6

TB 0 0

2008: Earned CAA Football Rookie of the Week honors after connected on a pair of field goals against Monmouth (8/30)... Was three-for-three on field goals against New Hampshire (9/13) including a 36 yard field goal... Knocked down a 20 yard field goal in the fourth quarter in a victory over Brown (10/4)... Scored a third quarter 20 yard field goal against Towson (10/11)... Hit a 40 yard field goal in the second quarter against William and Mary (10/25)... Drained three of four field goals including a 42 yard field goal and a 40 yard field goal in a season-finishing win over Northeastern (11/22). High School: Three-year letterwinner in both football and soccer at University High School, helping both capture a Pacific Coast League Conference Championship in 2007... Converted 40-of-42 PAT and 10-of-12 FGA as a senior for head coach Mark Cunningham, including a long of 45... Special Teams MVP in 2005, 2006, and 2007... Irvine World News All-City First Team... Pacific Coast League First Team... All-CIF Southern Section First Team... Orange County Register First Team... Scout.com GSP All-Southern California Second Team... Irvine All-City Honorable Mention as a sophomore... Five-time Player of the Week. Personal: Born July 16, 1990... Son of Steven and Christine Feinstein... Has one sister Kailee... His father played football and baseball at Wayne State College... Lists his favorite team as the San Diego Chargers... Business major at URI.

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THE RAMS 44 ANTHONY FERRER

74 JASON FOSTER

West Greenwich, R.I. Cranston West High School

East Pittsford, Vt. Bridgton Academy

RB

JR

5-10

225

FERRER'S CAREER STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 1 10 12 23

Att 0 46 45 91

Yds 0 196 195 391

Avg Td 0.0 0 4.3 1 4.3 3 4.3 4

Lg 0 20 21 21

YPG Rec Yds Avg Td Lg yPG 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 19.6 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.8 16.2 8 40 5.0 2 14 3.3 17.0 9 48 5.3 2 14 2.1

2008: Ran the ball five times for a total of seven yards and a touchdown and caught a one yard reception for a touchdown against New Hampshire (9/13)... Put up a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown with a total of 27 yards for the day against Hofstra (9/20)... Registered 46 all purpose yards against Boston College (9/27)... Carried the ball eight times for 14 yards against Brown (10/4)... Rushed for 28 yards on five carries against Towson (10/11)... Recorded 19 total yards against UMass (11/1)... Carried the ball twice for eight yards against Maine (11/15)... In his last game of the season, he had 10 rushes for 71 yards and a touchdown against Northeastern (11/22).

OT

SO

6-5

265

2008: Started against Fordham (9/6), New Hampshire (9/13), Hofstra (9/20), Brown (10/4) and Villanova (10/11)... Saw action against Massachusetts (11/1), Maine (11/15) and Northeastern (11/22). High School: Attended Bridgton Academy and played football for head coach Rick Marcella... Earned four varsity letters in both football and basketball at Mount Saint Joseph Academy... McDonald’s Preseason All-American as a senior... First Team All-League New England Prep... Three-time First Team All-State selection in football and basketball (2004-06)... Second Team AllState (2003)... Holds record for single-game sacks (4.5) in Shriners Bowl (New Hampshire vs. Vermont)... Also received two varsity letters in lacrosse. Personal: Born October 21, 1988... Son of Robert and Rubin Foster... Has one brother Jordan... His father Robert played in the NFL for the New York Giants from 1973-1978... Enjoys relaxing, reading, hanging out with friends... Lists the New York Giants and New York Yankees as his favorite teams.

2007: Appeared in 10 games... Rushed for 196 yards and one touchdown... carried 25 times for 109 yards and one touchdown in season-finale against Northeastern (11/17)... Five carries for 17 yards and one reception for eight yards at Delaware (9/15)... Rushed for 16 yards on four carries against Fordham (9/1)... Earned a varsity letter. 2006: Sat out redshirt season.

ANTHONY FERRER

High School: Four-year letterwinner in football and wrestling at Cranston, serving as captain of both as a senior... Rushed for 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior and 1,700 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior for head coach Steven Stoehr... Made 88 tackles and recorded 10 sacks as a sophomore... garnered all-state honors as a linebacker in 2006 after earning the same honor as a running back in 2005... 2006 R.I. Sports Journal Male Athlete of the Year... Rushed for 210 yards and four touchdowns in 2006 playoff game against North Kingston... Helped Cranston win Division 1 State Championship in football 2005 and in wrestling in 2006. Personal: Born December 16, 1988... Son of Anthony Gambuto and Angela Ferrer... Has two siblings - Albert and Andrew Loffredo... Lists Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher as his favorite athletes and the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots as favorite teams... Business finance major at URI.

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22 ALEX FRANCOIS

8 TERENCE GLENN

Willingboro, N.J. Valley Forge Military Academy

Ashburn, Va. Stonebridge High School

DB

SR

5-11

195

CB

G 6 3 9

UT 5 0 5

AT Total 6 11 0 0 6 11

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0 0 0

Int 0 0 0

5-10

185

GLENN'S CAREER STATS

FRANCOIS’ CAREER STATS Year 2007 2008 Career

SO

FF 0 0 0

FR PD 0 1 0 0 0 1

2008: Sat out redshirt season. 2007: Appeared in seven games... Recorded 11 tackles (five solo) and one QB hurry... Tallied six tackles (three solo) and one QB hurry against Hofstra (9/22)... Registered two tackles (one solo) at both Delaware (9/15) and Brown (9/29). 2005-06: Attended Valley Forge Military Academy... First Team All-Seaboard Conference... Scored six touchdowns and also recorded three interceptions.

Year 2007 2008 Career

G 1 12 13

UT 0 49 49

AT Total 0 0 10 59 10 59

TFL-Yds 0-0 4-10 4-10

Sacks 0 0 0

Int 0 1 1

FF 0 1 1

FR PD 0 1 0 6 0 6

2008: Finished fourth on the team in tackles... Recorded six tackles and a fumble recovery against Monmouth (8/30)... Picking up eight tackles, one of which for a loss of yards and one forced fumble against New Hampshire (9/13)... Recorded four solo tackles against Hofstra (9/20)... Led the team with seven solo tackles and two broken-up passes against William and Mary (10/25)... Tallied seven tackles (6 solo) against UMass (11/1)... Finished with five solo tackles, two of which went for a loss of yards, and a broken-up pass in a win over Northeastern (11/22). 2007: Played in just one game and earned a redshirt season.

High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner for head coach Joe McConnell at Holy Cross... Also spent three years as a member of track and field team, earning two letters... Tallied 800 yards receiving (10 ypc) and 12 touchdowns as a senior... Scored four touchdowns on Homecoming as a senior. Personal: Born March 27, 1987... Son of Alex and Evelyn Francois... has two siblings - Gregory and Andre... Cites New York Yankees and New York Giants as his favorite teams... Biology major at URI.

High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner in football and basketball at Stonebridge... Captain of head coach Mickey Thompson’s football team as a senior... Selected 2005 and 2006 First Team All-Liberty District (QB), First Team All-Gameday, and Second Team All-Region... All-State Honorable mention in 2006... Named 2005 First Team All-Extra (The Washington Post) and Channel 7 `Athlete of the Week’... Helped Stonebridge capture Liberty District Championship in 2005 and 2006, a regional championship in 2005, and regional runner-up in 2006... 2005 Virginia AAA Division 5 runnerup... Captain of basketball team as a junior and senior... Also played two years of baseball, earning one letter... President of Friends of Rachell (F.O.R. Club). Personal: Born January 7, 1989... Son of Frances Glenn... has two siblings Andre and Kendra... Cites Washington Redskins as his favorite team... Kinesiology major at URI.

TERENCE GLENN

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THE RAMS 65 Matt greenhalgh

71 MICHAEL gross

Chepachet, R.I. Ponaganset High School

North Arlington, N.J. North Arlington High School

OL

RS-FR

6-2

295

2008: Did not play. High School: Four-year letterwinner at Ponaganset High School for head coach Thomas Marcello... Providence Journal Second Team - Offense as a senior captain in 2007, when he posted 76 tackles (43 solo), two fumble recoveries, and one blocked punt as Ponaganset won the Rhode Island Division III Super Bowl/State Championship... Helped offense rush for 1,600+ yards and pass for 2,000+ yards... Three-time DIII All-Academic selection (2005-07)... 2007 DIII All-Division First Team... 2006 DIII All-Division Second Team... Ranked No. 10 in Rhode Island with four sacks in 2007... Season-high 10 tackles (seven solo) against Johnston (11/4/07)... Recorded two sacks against Narragansett (10/6/07)... 2006 Providence Journal Division III Second Team - Offense... Registered 58 tackles (41 solo) and 5.5 sacks as a junior... Member of National Honor Society and Rhode Island Honor Society... Works with TOPS Program mentoring the same child for four years. Personal: Born March 14, 1990... Son of John and Laurie Greenhalgh... Has one brother - John... His father played football and competed in track at Southern Illinois from 1977-78... Lists Dick Butkus as his favorite athlete and the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots as his favorite teams.

OL

6-4

280

2008: One of the Rams’ most consistent starters... Made his first start of the year against Fordham (9/6) and then went on to start the final 11 games of the season as a true freshman... In his second start against New Hampshire, Gross helped the Rams gain a season-high 517 yards of offense. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner for head coach Anthony Marck at North Arlington... Recorded 83 tackles, 13 sacks, eight batted balls, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries as a defensive lineman as a senior, earning First Team All-State Group 1 and First Team All-Bergen County... First Team All-BCSL as a defensive lineman as a junior and senior... All-Bergen Honorable Mention (DL) after tallying 73 tackles and nine sacks as a junior... Also earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball... Member of Community Service Learning. Personal: Born Oct. 24, 1989... Son of Joanne and Mathew Gross... Has one brother - Steven... Enjoys fishing, snowboarding and playing paintball... Lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete and the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite team.

MICHAEL GROSS

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20 MATT HANSEN

6 Joe Harris

Providence, R.I. La Salle Academy

Lowell, Mass. Lowell High School

LB

Year 2007 2008 Career

G 11 12 23

JR

6-1

HANSEN'S CAREER STATS

UT 44 70 114

AT Total 29 73 41 111 70 184

TFL-Yds 3-4 14-43 17-47

Sacks 0 3 3

Int 0 3 3

220

FF 0 4 4

FR PD 1 1 0 6 1 7

2008: Named Second Team All-CAA Football... Earned FCS All-New England honors... Led the team in tackles with 111 and finished second in CAA Football... Started off the season strong with 10 tackles, five of which were solo tackles, and an interception with a 20 yard return against Monmouth (8/30)... Had six solo tackles, two for loss of yards, and a sack against Fordham (9/7)... Led the Ram defense with five solo tackles and 11 total tackles against New Hampshire (9/13)... Recorded 12 tackles, two sacks and a blocked field goal against Hofstra (9/20)... Paced the defensive effort with a team-high 14 tackles (8 solo) and a forced fumble against Towson (10/11)... Recorded 11 tackles against Villanova (10/18)... Recorded a career high 15 tackles, eight solo and three for a loss of yards, against Maine (11/15)... Finished the year with six solo tackles and an interception in URI’s win over Northeastern (11/22). 2007: Appeared in all 11 games... Finished second in tackles with 73 (44 solo) - including 1.5 tackles for loss - to go along with one fumble recovery and one pass breakup... Registered a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) in overtime win over No. 3 UMass (11/3)... Posted 10 tackles (six solo) and one pass breakup in Governor’s Cup win at Brown (9/29)... Tallied nine tackles (eight solo) and a fumble recovery at Maine (11/10)... Recorded nine tackles (two solo) against James Madison (10/13)... Eight tackles (seven solo) against Hofstra (9/22)... Made seven tackles (five solo) at Delaware (9/15) and at Richmond (four solo) (10/20)... Earned a varsity letter. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner for head coach Geoff Marcone... Garnered first team all-state honors as a senior captain after rushing 89 times for 1,350 yards and 17 touchdowns as a back and while tallying 83 tackles and four interceptions on defense... 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year... 2007 Gilbane Player of the Year... Carried seven times for 276 yards and five touchdowns against Cranston West as a senior... Helped La Salle Academy to a division championship in 2007 and the state championship game in 2005 and 2006... Also played four years of basketball (two letters) and one year of baseball.

LB

Year 2007 2008 Career

G 9 12 21

JR

5-11

HARRIS' CAREER STATS

UT 7 36 43

AT Total 4 11 26 62 30 73

TFL-Yds 2-25 8-10 10-35

Sacks 0 1 1

Int 0 1 1

220

FF 0 1 1

FR PD 0 0 1 1 1 1

2008: Finished with seven tackles and a sack against Monmouth (8/30)... Had eight solo tackles and forced a fumble against Fordham (9/7)... Recorded an interception for a one yard return and seven tackles against New Hampshire (9/13)... Had four tackles against Hofstra (9/20)... Registered five tackles (4 solo) against Boston College (9/27)... Put up four tackles against Brown (10/4)... Finished with nine total tackles and a fumble recovery against Towson (10/11)... Grabbed eight total tackles on the day against Maine (11/15). 2007: Appeared in nine games... Recorded 11 tackles (seven solo), including two for loss... season-high five solo tackles at Richmond (10/20)... Made two assisted tackles in an overtime win over No. 3 UMass (11/3)... Registered solo tackles against Brown (9/29) and Northeastern (11/17) and assisted tackles against Fordham (9/1) and New Hampshire (10/27)... Earned a varsity letter. High School: Four-year letterwinner in football and track & field for head coach Scott Boyle at Lowell... Earned two letters in basketball... Rushed for 1,106 yards, 21 touchdowns and 111 tackles as a senior, earning First Team All-Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC), all-state, Team and All-MVC MVP honors... 946 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns and 96 tackles as a junior, garnering Team MVP and First Team All-MVC honors... Rushed for 200+ yards and four touchdowns against Methuen in 2007... Helped Lowell football squad win MVC in 2007 and basketball in 2006 & 2007... 2007 First Team All-MVC in track and Second Team All-MVC in basketball... Member of Air Force Junior ROTC (Vice Commander of MA771). Personal: Born December 21, 1988... Son of Mary and Joseph Harris... has seven siblings - Rex Harris, Talzee, Lupu, Dewde, Bawu, Candy, and Money... Enjoys basketball, soccer, and track... Lists New York Giants, New York Yankees, and Boston Celtics as his favorite teams... Biology (Pre-Med) major at URI.

MATT HANSEN

Personal: Born September 10, 1989... Son of Michael and Abina Hansen... Has three siblings - Chris (Florida State ‘06), Dan (Iona ‘06), and Dave... Enjoys video games, spending time with friends, and playing cards... Cites Randy Moss, Lebron James, Ryan Gomes and Manny Ramirez as his favorite athletes... Undecided major at URI.

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THE RAMS 62 CHARLIE HASKELL

85 bRANDON JOHNSON-FARRELL

Cranston, R.I. Cranston West High School

Odenton, Md. Arundel High School

OL

JR

6-2

280

2008: Saw action on special teams against Villanova (Oct. 18) and Massachusetts (Nov. 1). 2007: Did not play due to injury. 2006: Did not play. High School: Four-year member of football program at West High School... started every game during his final three years... Selected to the 2006 Providence Journal Second Team All-State... Recipient of Iron man Award (200406)... 2006 Most Outstanding Lineman... Helped Cranston West capture the R.I. State Championship in 2004... Also member of wrestling team... Honor roll student. Personal: Born Nov. 10, 1988... Son of Beverly Haskell... Kinesiology major and chemistry minor at URI.

54 DEVIN JOHNSON Ventura, Calif. Buena High School LS

RS-FR

6-1

240

2008: Did not play High School: Three-year letterwinner... Earned Second Team All-Channel League as a center following his senior season... Received All-Conference honors as a long snapper at the end of his junior sesaon.... Also received a varsity letter for participating in Track.

WR

5-10

185

JOHNSON-FARRELL’S CAREER STATS Year 2008 Career

G 12 10

Rec Yds Avg Td 57 456 8.0 1 57 456 8.0 1

Lg yPG KR Yds Avg Td Lg yPG 28 38.0 42 907 21.0 1 72 75.6 28 38.0 42 907 21.0 1 72 75.6

2008: Selected CAA Football Third Team All-Conference in his rookie season... Caught at least one pass in every game as a rookie... Lead the Rams with 1,478 all purpose yards, which ranked third in CAA Football... Caught eight passes for 83 yards and had a 50-yard return against New Hampshire (9/13)... Received seven passes for a total of 67 yards against Hofstra (9/20)... Hauled in seven passes for a total of 67 yards against Boston College (9/27)... Had 112 all-purpose yards including two rushes, eight receptions, and a receiving touchdown against Brown (10/4)... Returned a 72-yard kick for a touchdown and caught seven passes for 40 yards against Towson (10/11)... Caught four passes for 19 yards against Maine (11/15)... Picked up a blocked punt and rush it 32 yards for a touchdown against Northeastern (11/22) en route to earning CAA Football Rookie of the Week honors. High School: Four-year member and three-year varsity letterwinner at Arundel High School for head coach Chuck Markiewicz... Established single-season school records for receptions (103), yards (1,394) and touchdowns (25) as a senior; also returned two kicks and two punts for touchdowns... Selected to the 2007 Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro, Baltimore Examiner First Team All-Metro, Washington Post First Team All-Metropolitan Area, and first team all-state... Named to the 2007 Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 Senior AllStar Team selection... Owns Maryland public school state records for singleseason receptions (103), career receptions (174), single-season touchdowns (23) and career touchdowns (40)... Caught three touchdown passes in Class 4A Regional Semifinal Championship win against North County (11/16/07) and two touchdowns in state semifinals against Suitland. Personal: Born Feb. 15, 1990... Son of Brian and Tracie Johnson-Farrell... Has one brother - Brian... His uncle Sam played football at the University of Maryland and professionally with the Detroit Lions... Lists Brian Westbrook as his favorite athlete and the Philadelphia Eagles as his favorite team. .. Business administration major at URI.

Personal: Born Nov. 9, 1989... Son of William and Linda Johnson... Has one sister - Cheryl... Lists his favorite athlete as Phil Mickleson and his favorite teams as the Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys and Anaheim Ducks... General Business Administration major at URI.

BRANDON JOHNSON-FARRELL

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52 MIKE LANE

26 Ryan LAWRENCE

Grafton, Mass. Canterbury Prep

Bloomfield, N.J. Bloomfield High School

DL

SR

6-3

LANE'S CAREER STATS

Year G UT AT Total TFL-Yds Sacks 2006 9 11 6 17 5-29 0 2007 11 13 14 27 5-11 0 2008 Did Not Play - Injured Career 20 24 20 44 10-40 0

275

RB

5-9

185

LAWRENCE'S CAREER STATS

Int 0 0

FF 0 0

FR PD 0 0 0 0

Year 2008 Career

0

0

0

2008: Rushed for 27 yards on four carries against Monmouth (8/30)... Carried the ball four times for 15 yards against Boston College (9/27)... Picked up 20 yards on four carries in the Governor’s Cup victory over Brown (10/4)... Tallied 18 yards on two receptions against UMass (11/1)... Caught a 10 yard pass against Northeastern (11/22).

0

2008: Did not play because of injury. 2007: Appeared in all 11 games... Recorded 27 tackles (13 solo) and four tackles for loss... Made five tackles (two solo) against Richmond (10/20)... Four tackles (three solo) - including two for loss - in win over No. 3 UMass (11/3)... Three assisted tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Brown (9/29)... Three tackles (one solo) and 0.5 tackles for loss at Army (9/8)... Earned a varsity letter. 2006: Played in nine games, making four starts... Tallied 17 tackles (11 solo), including five for loss... Recorded a season-high four tackles (two solo) against Maine (10/28)... Three tackles (two solo) against Massachusetts (10/21) and New Hampshire (11/11)... Two tackles (one solo) against Merrimack (9/9) and Richmond (10/14)... Earned a varsity letter. 2005: Attended Canterbury Prep School and played football for head coach Tom Taylor... Earned Team MVP honors in 2006 as a captain. High School: Earned four varsity letters as a member of head coach Jason Cote’s football team at Grafton High School... Team MVP as a senior captain and also earned Defensive MVP honors in CMass vs. WMass All-Star Game... Also earned three varsity letters in track & field and holds school record in shot put and discus.

G 10 10

SO

Att Yds Avg Td 20 59 3.0 0 2 15 7.5 1

Lg YPG Rec Yds Avg Td Lg yPG 19 5.9 7 30 4.3 0 16 3.0 8 1.5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0

High School: Played football for head coach Mike Carter at Bloomfield ... 2007 Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League (NNJIL) Division B First Team selection... Rushed for 1,200 yards and hauled in 20 passes... First Team all-county, coaches all-county, and Group IV All-State selection as a senior ... Second team all-league as a junior, when he rushed for nearly 500 yards ... Rushed for 650 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore, earning first team all-conference honors. Personal: Born Oct. 23, 1989... Son of Kent and Dellareese Lawrence... Two brothers (Ahmad and Rakim) and four sisters (Kendra, Laveada, Denea and Zee)... Produces and enginneers music in his spare time... Lists his favorite athlete as Eddie George and his favortie team as the Tennessee Titans... Works out in the offseason with Phil and Matt Simms... Communications major at URI.

Personal: Born August 30, 1987... Son of William and Victoria Lane... Has two siblings - Dennis and Jean... Lists New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox as his favorite teams... Political science major at URI.

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THE RAMS 13 SHAWN LEONARD

16 MARC LUCARINI

Stoughton, Mass. Stoughton High School

Laurel Springs, N.J. Camden Catholic High School

WR

SR

6-3

210

QB

LEONARD’S CAREER STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 10 11 12 33

Rec 18 34 44 96

Yds 408 440 647 1495

Td 3 2 5 10

Lg 48 33 46 48

6-2

200

2008: Did not play. Avg 22.7 12.9 14.7 15.6

YPG 40.8 40.0 53.9 45.3

2008: Lead the team in receiving yards and touchdowns as a junior... Started the season with six receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown against Monmouth (8/30)… Grabbed four receptions including a 46 yard pass for a total of 118 yards against Hofstra (9/20)… Had three receptions for 63 yards including a 43 yard catch, and a touchdown against Brown (10/4)… Put up big numbers against Towson (10/11) with 111 yards and two touchdowns… Caught six passes for 72 yards against Villanova (10/18)… Had four receptions for 71 yards, including a 38 yard reception and a touchdown against William and Mary (10/25)… Caught four passes for 44 yards against Maine (11/15)… Led the team with four catches for 48 yards against Northeastern (11/22).

High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Rick Brown at Camden Catholic… Second Team All-South Jersey and recipient of Jeffrey P. Loftus Memorial MVP Award as a senior captain, when he threw for 1,460 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 560 yards and seven touchdowns as Camden Catholic finished 7-2 and earned a berth in the playoffs… 2007 Thanksgiving Day MVP in win over Paul VI, passing for three touchdowns and catching one... Threw for 196 yards and three touchdowns against Bordentown (11/3/07) … Tossed for 128 yards and two touchdowns against Camden (9/22/07)… Third Team All-South Jersey as a junior after passing for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns… Ranked as No. 2 QB and No. 32 overall by The McCarthy Report (N.J.). Personal: Born May 22, 1989... Son of Ernest and Arlene Lucarini... Has a brother Ernie and a sister Valerie... Enjoys skiing... Lists Brett Favre as his favorite athlete and the Green Bay Packers as his favorite team.

2007: Appeared in all 11 games … led Rams in receptions (34) and yards (440) and tied for team lead in touchdown receptions (two) … posted career-high in both catches (eight) and receiving yards (133) at Army (9/8) … four catches for 57 yards against both James Madison (10/13) and New Hampshire (10/27) … four catches for 43 yards and game-winning touchdown in Governor’s Cup win over Brown (9/29) … Four catches for 50 yards against Hofstra (9/22) … Three receptions for 36 yards and also punted five times for 202 yards (40.4 ypk) at Richmond (10/20) … Caught a four-yard touchdown pass against Northeastern (11/17) … Earned a varsity letter. 2006: Played in 10 games… Led team in receptions (18) and yards (408) and tied for team lead in receiving touchdowns (three)… Career-high 127 yards and two touchdowns in season-finale against Northeastern (11/17)… Hauled in four passes for 120 yards against Hofstra (11/4)… Caught three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in Governor’s Cup win over Brown (9/30) … Two receptions for 51 yards at James Madison (10/7)… Recorded 47 yards on two receptions against Massachusetts (10/21)… Received a varsity letter. 2005: Did not play. High School: Four-year member, three-year letterwinner, and two-year captain in football at Stoughton… Tallied over 1,000 receiving yards, 500+ rushing yards, and over 15 touchdowns as a senior quarterback for head coach Greg Burke’s squad… Earned all-conference and all-district honors in football, basketball, and track… Scored 33 points to help Stoughton clinch league championship in basketball; averaged 15 points and six rebounds… Broke 27-year old conference record in high jump (6-08.25) in 2005 after earning all-state honors in 2004. Personal: Born April 26, 1987 … Son of Charles and AnnMarie Leonard… Has two siblings – Eric (Curry ’03), and Jason, a three-year letterman in football at UMass … enjoys water sports, knee boarding, and wakeboarding… Lists Deion Sanders as his favorite athlete... Member of URI indoor track & field team which won the 2007 Atlantic 10 Championship; won high jump (608.25) to earn A-10 All-Conference honors in 2008… Communications major at URI.

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41 CHRIS MANCUSO

56 WILLIE McGINNIS

Atlantic City, N.J. Holy Spirit High School

Norwich, N.Y. Bainbridge-Guilford High School

LB

SO

5-10

220

DT

MANCUSO’S CAREER STATS Year 2008 Career

G 8 8

UT 3 3

AT Total 2 5 2 5

TFL-Yds 1-2 1-2

Sacks Int 0 1-27 0 1-27

SO

6-3

275

McGINNIS’ CAREER STATS FF 1 1

FR PD 0 0 0 0

2008: Played in eight games as a freshman... Collected his first career interception against Brown (10/3)... Finished the season with five tackles. High School: Four-year starter and three-year defensive captain for head coach Bill Walsh... 2007 Associated Press New Jersey All-State Football Second Team selection after recording 87 tackles as a senior to help Holy Spirit capture Parochial III State Championship at Rutgers Stadium... All-time leader in both single-season and career tackles at Holy Spirit... Three-time First Team All-Press, First Team Cape-Atlantic League Conference, and First Team South Jersey... Brooks-Irvine Club Scholar Athlete Award. Personal: Son of Timothy and Margret Mancuso... Has one brother - Mac.

Year G UT AT Total TFL-Yds Sacks 2007 Did not play 2008 12 13 19 32 5-5 1 Career 12 13 19 32 5-5 1

Int

FF

FR PD

0 0

0 0

1 1

1 1

2008: Picked up two tackles, one for a loss of yards against Monmouth (8/30)… Put up four tackles against Fordam (9/7)… Recorded six tackles and assisted with a sack against Hofstra (9/20)… Put up four tackles against Brown (10/4)… Grabbed four tackles, one for a loss of yards against William and Mary (10/25)… Registered four tackles against UMass (11/1)… Registered two solo tackles against Maine (11/15). 2007: Did not play... Received Most Improved Defensive Player Award following 2008 Spring Game. High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Tim Mattingly at Bainbridge-Guilford High School… First team all-country, all-metro, all-state, and Daily Star First Team selection as a senior, when he rushed for 860 yards and 12 touchdowns as a fullback while tallying 76 tackles on defense… First team all-country and Daily Star First Team as a sophomore and junior… Outstanding Defensive Player as a senior… Outstanding Offensive Guard as a sophomore… Also played basketball (four years, three varsity letters), baseball (three years, one varsity letter), volleyball (two years), and track & field (one varsity letter)… Member of S.A.D.D. and National Honor Society. Personal: Born January 3, 1989… Son of Christine Jeffrey… Has one sibling – Christopher McGinnis, a freshman at St. John Fisher College… Enjoys writing poetry… Lists Willie McGinest and Lawrence Taylor as his favorite athletes and the New England Patriots as his favorite team… African American studies major and communications major and political science minor at URI.

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THE RAMS 80 JOE MIGLIARESE

3 RODNEY MITCHELL

Blue Bell, Pa. La Salle College

Virginia Beach, Va. Fork Union Military Academy

TE

RS-FR

6-4

230

S

SR

5-10

190

MITCHELL’S CAREER STATS

2008: Did not play. High School: Played football for head coach Brett Gordon at La Salle College H.S., earning two varsity letters… Finished his career with 91 receptions for 1,063 yards and 17 touchdowns… Appeared in six games as a senior before suffering season-ending injury… Team captain in 2007, when he was an AllCatholic Honorable Mention… Hauled in 60 catches for 699 yards as a junior, earning Second Team All-Catholic honors… All-area selection as a junior and senior... Helped La Salle to a Philadelphia Catholic League Championship in 2006… Hauled in game-winning touchdown in overtime against Cardinal O’Hara in those playoffs, and later caught the game-winning touchdown in the championship game against St. Joseph’s Prep… All-area as a junior and senior… Recipient of 2006 Tex Flannery Award, which is given to the Outstanding Junior Class player… Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter on La Salle basketball team… Kairos Retreat Leader. Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1989... Son of Joseph and Vera Migliarese... Has a brother Vinny and a sister Michelle... Enjoys playing basketball, going to the driving range and playing video games... Lists his favorite athletes as Jerry Rice and Randy Moss... Kinesiology major at URI.

Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 8 7 12 12

UT 4 4 38 13

AT Total 1 5 6 10 11 49 18 64

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0 0 0 0

Int 0 0 1 1

FF 0 0 0 0

FR PD 0 0 1 0 1 6 2 6

2008: Opened the year with five tackles (four solo) against Monmouth (8/30)… Recorded four tackles and a fumble recovery against New Hampshire (9/13)… Had six tackles and broke up a pass against Hofstra (9/20)… Laid out three solo tackles and broke-up a pass against Brown (10/4)… Collected nine solo tackles and an interception against Towson (10/11)… Had three solo tackles against William and Mary (10/25)… Recorded four tackles against UMass (11/1)… Wrapped up four tackles against Maine (11/15)… Had a solo tackle and a blocked field goal in the final game of the season against Northeastern (11/22). 2007: Appeared in seven games… Registered 10 tackles (four solo)… Made three tackles (one solo), recovered a fumble, and returned two punts for 11 yards in season-opener against Fordham (9/1) … Recorded three tackles (one solo) at New Hampshire (10/27)… Earned a varsity letter. 2006: Played in eight games for Rams… Recorded 28 rushing yards, 12 receiving yards, 33 passing yards, and 21 kick return yards… Returned a kickoff 11 yards against James Madison (10/7)… Completed one pass for 33 yards and rushed for 11 yards in season-finale against Northeastern (11/17)… Rushed for nine yards and tallied 12 receiving yards against Richmond (10/14)… Received a varsity letter. High School: Four-year member, three-year letterwinner, and two-year captain for head coach Jeff McGowan at Kempsville… Appeared in 45 games as a QB, RB, CB, and safety… Passed for 1,059 yards, rushed for 703 yards, and scored 23 touchdowns (12 pass, 11 rush) in 2004 en route to earning Beach District Honorable Mention honors; also named Gatorade Player of the Week in 2004… Helped school capture 3A Division 6 Championship in 2003… Also a two-year member of track team (one varsity letter) and wrestled for one year. Personal: Born May 22, 1986… Son of Jacqueline Mitchell Boyce… Has two siblings – Latasha Calloway and Jaiquawn Mitchell… Enjoys football and watching comedy and action movies… Lists Allen Iverson and D’Angelo Hall as his favorite athletes... Communications major at URI.

RODNEY MITCHELL

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84 ZACK MOORE

25 DANIEL O’CONNELL

Wyckoff, N.J. Ramapo High School

Barrington, R.I. Milford Academy

WR

Year 2008 Career

G 2 2

RS-FR

5-10

MOORE’S CAREER STATS

UT 5 5

AT Total 1 6 1 6

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0 0

Int 1 1

185

FF 0 0

FR PD 0 3 0 3

2008: Played in just two games as a freshman, but was granted a medical redshirt in the offseason. High School: Recorded 48 catches, 1,089 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns as a senior at Ramapo for Coach Gibbs... First Team All-Northern Bergen Interscholastic League and All-Bergen County Honorable Mention following senior season... Named MVP of the 2008 Bergen County All Star Classic... Also selected to WGHT Radio All-Area Team and The Ridgewood News All-Suburban Team... Earned all-league honors in baseball, helping Ramapo to the Final Four in both county and state sectional tournaments. Personal: Born June 17, 1990... Son of Tim and Kate Moore... Has one sister - Mackenzie.

LB

Year 2007 2008 Career

G 9 12 21

JR

6-1

O’CONNELL’S CAREER STATS UT 6 25 31

AT Total 4 10 13 38 17 48

TFL-Yds 0-0 3-7 3-7

Sacks 0 0 0

Int 0 0 0

220

FF 0 1 1

FR PD 0 1 3 1 3 2

2008: Had a fumble recovery for 17 yards against Fordham (9/7)... Registered four solo tackles against Boston College (9/27)... Grabbed six tackles and forced and recovered a fumble against Brown (10/4)... Recorded five tackles against Towson (10/11)... Registered eight tackles against Villanova (10/18)... Had three solo tackles and a fumble recovery against William and Mary (10/25)... Assisted with three tackles against Maine (11/15)... In the final game of the season, grabbed four tackles and a broken-up pass against Northeastern (11/22). 2007: Appeared in nine games... Made 10 tackles (six solo) and recorded one pass breakup... Two solo tackles against Hofstra (9/22)... Two tackles (one solo) against both Brown (9/29) and Richmond (10/20). 2006: Played football at Milford Academy under head coach Bill Chaplick. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner at Barrington under coach Bill Mcagney... Started all 11 games at RB and SS as a senior captain in 2005, rushing for 1,400+ yards while recording 73 tackles and eight interceptions, helping Barrington capture Division 1 State Championship... Started 11 games at SS and eight at RB as a junior in 2004, earning first team all-league honors at running back after rushing for over 1,500 yards to help Barrington win Division I-A State Championship; also recorded 60 tackles and four interceptions... Started 11 games as a sophomore in 2003, making 40 tackles and one interception on defense while recording 330 yards and two touchdowns on offense as Barrington won the Division II State Championship... Two-time Offensive Player of the Year (2004-05)... Also earned two varsity letters in wrestling and both indoor and outdoor track; played two years of baseball (2002-04). Personal: Born October 8, 1987... Son of Tim and Katrina O’Connell... Has three siblings - Patrick, Sean, and Riley... Grandfather, Tom O’Connell, played for the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns during the 1950’s... Uncle, Michael O’Connell, was a member of the Boston Bruins (1970’s) while his father, Tim O’Connell, played for the Buffalo Sabres in 1975... Kinesiology major at URI.

DAN O’CONNELL

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THE RAMS 38 MICHAEL OKUNFOLAMI

40 KYLE PINKUS

Providence, R.I. Canterbury Prep

Cohasset, Mass. Cohasset High School

RB

SR

5-10

195

DB

RS-FR

6-1

215

2008: Did not play.

2008: Sat out redshirt season.

2007: Did not play football... Joined team in January, 2008 for spring practice.

High School: Three-year letterwinner... Senior captain and helped the squad to an 8-2 mark... Led the team tackles during his junior and senior seasons... Selected as the team Most Valuable Player as a senior... Patriot Ledger AllScholastic Team... WATD South Shore Player of the Year... Also received three varsity letters in basketball and baseball.

2006: Attended Canterbury Prep, where he rushed for 1,266 yards and 13 touchdowns... Rushed for 287 yards and four touchdowns against St. Thomas More (10/14)... Piled up 192 yards and two touchdowns against Gunnery (11/11) ... Rushed for two touchdowns against Tabor Academy (11/4)... Carried 12 times for 199 yards and one touchdown against Westminster (10/28)... Earned Boston Globe NEPSAC Class B All-Scholastic honors. High School: Played football at La Salle Academy... 2005 Division 1 Back of the Year... Participated in 2006 Governor’s Cup All-Star Game... Rushed for 1,304 yards and 17 touchdowns, earning first team all-state honors and helping La Salle advance to Division 1 Super Bowl... Carried 28 times for 122 yards and a touchdown in Championship Division Playoff Semifinal win vs. Portsmouth (11/29/05)... Scored three touchdowns against South Kingston (11/18/05)... Broke off a 20-yard touchdown run against East Providence (11/25/05).

Personal: Born October 13, 1989... Son of Steven and Elizabeth Pinkus... Has one older sister - Danielle and one older brother - William... His father Steven played college football at Monmouth College in Illinois... His uncle Jeff Pinkus pitched professionally for the Pirates and Yankees... Enjoys going to the beach... Business major at URI.

Personal: Born October 15, 1988... Son of Lola and Mick Okunfolami... Has four brothers (Chris, Tomi, Charles and Samuel) and one sister Josephine... Brother Tomi plays cornerback at Bryant Universtiy... Lists Chad Ochocinco as his favorite athlete... Finance major at URI.

96 ORLANDO PEREZ

64 MIGUEL PRATA

Salem, Mass. Salem High School/Liberty

Cranston, R.I. Cranston East High School

DL

JR

6-1

OL

265

2008: Did not play.

2008: Did not play because of injury.

2006-07: Played two seasons at Liberty University

2007: Did not see any game action.

High School: Three-year letterwinner... Served as the team captain during his senior season... Voted team Most Valuable Player following his senior season... Inducted into the Salem High School Football Hall of Fame.... Also was a four-year member of the wrestling team where he was a three-year letterwinner.

2006: Did not play.

Personal: Born May 4, 1988... Son of Marisol and Orlando Perez... Has two twin sisters (Lucy and Gianna)... Lists Reggie White as his favorite athlete and the New England Patroits as his favorite team... Kinesiology major at URI.

JR

6-3

280

High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner for head coach Tom Centore at Cranston East… Anchored offensive line which rushed for over 3,000 yards while recording 81 tackles, 14 sacks, and three forced fumbles as a senior captain, when Cranston East won the Division II State Championship… Named 2005 Division II Lineman of the Year, first team allstate and first-team all-division selection… Selection to the 2004 all-division first team. Personal: Born October 18, 1988… Son of Joaquin and Adozinda Prata… Has one sibling – Pedro… Lists Patrick Willis, Brandon Roy, and Matt Cain as his favorite athletes and Portland Trailblazers, San Francisco 49ers, and San Francisco Giants as favorite teams… Kinesiology major at URI.

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97 MATT RAE

94 Matt Sheard

York, Pa. Dallastown Area High School

Mt. Laurel, N.J. Camden Catholic High School

DT

JR

6-4

260

RAE’S CAREER STATS Year 2008 Career

G 10 10

UT 15 15

AT Total 13 28 13 28

TFL-Yds 6-20 6-20

Sacks 1 1

Int 0 0

FF 1 1

FR PD 0 0 0 0

2008: Started seven games and saw action in 10... Had a solo tackle against Monmouth (8/30)... Had four total tackles against Fordham (9/7)... Recorded five tackles and one and a half sacks against Hofstra (9/20)... Registered a perfect 4.0 GPA in the classroom last semester.

DT

RS-FR

6-2

240

2008: Did not play. High School: Two-year letterwinner... Recorded 140 tackles and 10 sacks in during his two-year career... Selected First Team All-Conference as a senior. Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1988... Son of Beth and William Sheard... Has two brothers - Alex and Zach... Enjoys traveling... List Brian Dawkins as his favorite athlete and the Philadelphia Eagles as his favorite team... Medcine major at URI.

High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner in both football and volleyball at Dallastown Area... Recorded 107 tackles, 12 QB hurries, five pass breakups, and three sacks as a senior captain, earning All-YAIAA AllConference honors at both DB and FB and YAIAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year honors. Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1989... Son of Robert and Connie Rae... Has two brothers - Josh and Mitch... Enjoys playing volleyball, skiing and hunting... Lists the Pittsburgh Steelers as his favorite team Chemistry major at URI.

19 SEAN SCOTT Beverly, N.J. Palmyra High School WR

RS-JR

6-1

175

SCOTT’S CAREER STATS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 1 5 8 14

Rec 0 3 9 12

Yds 0 26 103 129

Td 0 0 0 0

Lg 0 11 22 22

Avg 0.0 8.7 11.4 10.8

YPG 0.0 5.2 12.9 9.2

2008: Caught three passes for a total of 37 yards against New Hampshire (9/13)... Tallied 47 receiving yards against Boston College (9/27)... Grabbed two receptions for 10 yards against William and Mary (10/25). 2007: Played in five games - Fordham (9/1), Delaware (9/15), James Madison (10/13), Richmond (10/20), and New Hampshire (10/27)... Recorded three catches for 26 yards ...caught two passes for 21 yards against Blue Hens. 2006: Appeared in one game - UConn (8/31). High School: Three-year member and two-year letterwinner for head coach Ty Belford at Palmyra... Named to the 2006 All-Freedom First Team, second team all-county, and Unsung Hero Award recipient. Personal: Born December 28, 1987... Son of Sean and Shirlene Scott... Has two siblings - Marquis and Shane... Father, Sean, played football at Rutgers (1988-93)... English major at URI.

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THE RAMS 4 EVAN SHIELDS

9 D.J. STEFKOVICH

Adelphi, Md. Gonzaga College Prep

Westport, Conn. Staples High School

CB

RS-SO 5-10

175

QB

2008: Saw action against Villanova (10/18), Massachusetts (11/1), Maine (11/15) and Northeastern (11/22). 2007: Did not play. High School: Four-year member and two-year letterwinner under coach Kenny Lucas at Gonzaga College High School, helping them to WCAC Playoffs in 2005… Received four varsity letters in track (captain 2005-07), where is a member of 4x800 relay team which holds school record… Member of Black Student Union. Personal: Born February 12, 1989… Son of Bertie and Beverly Shields… Has four siblings – Arman (Richmond ’07), Ian (Maryland ‘07), Allen, and Alana … Arman earned Second Team Atlantic 10 honors in 2006 as a member of Richmond football team and was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 2008 NFL Draft… Enjoys fishing, swimming, dancing, and listening to music… Cites Jerry Rice as his favorite athlete and the Washington Redskins as his favorite team… Undecided major at URI who was named to the Dean’s List in 2008.

86 STEPHEN SMALLS Lancaster, Pa. Conestoga Valley High School WR

SR

6-1

SR

6-2

215

STEFKOVICH’S CAREER STATS Year G Cmp-Att-Int Pct. Yds. Td 2006 2 5-10-0 50.0 68 0 2007 10 22-57-1 38.6 268 0 2008 5 6-15-2 40.0 68 0 Career 17 33-82-3 40.2 404 0

Lg 38 49 20 49

Avg/G Rushes Yds Avg. Td Lg 34.0 4 -3 -0.8 2 2 26.8 43 84 2.0 2 18 13.6 5 -17 -3.4 0 1 23.8 52 64 1.2 4 18

2008: Completed four passes against New Hampshire (9/13)... Saw some playing time against UMass where he completed a pass for eight yards (11/1). 2007: Played in 10 games... Carried 14 times for 49 yards and scored gamewinning touchdown in overtime of 12-6 win over No. 3 UMass (11/3). 2006: Appeared in two games - Richmond (10/14) and Massachusetts (10/21)... Threw a 38-yard completion against Spiders. High School: Earned four varsity letters in both football and baseball... MSG All-Tri State Area, CHSCA All-State, Hartford Courant All-State, Connecticut Post All-State, and All-FCIAC as a senior in 2006... Two-time All-State... Finished with 35-3 record as a starter, 4,200 passing yards and 52 touchdown passes... Led Staples to two FCIAC Championships and 2005 and 2006 Class L State Championships. Personal: Born February 16, 1988... Son of Daniel and Patti Stefkovich... Has one sibling - Tyler (Connecticut ‘99)... Father, Dan, played baseball at Miami (Class of ‘64) while Tyler played baseball at UConn... Business major at URI.

200

SMALLS’ CAREER STATS Year 2008 Career

G 11 11

Rec 2 2

Yds 47 47

Td 0 0

Lg 47 47

Avg 23.5 23.5

YPG 4.3 4.3

2008: Played in 11 games as a junior... Caught a 47-yard pass against UMass (11/1) on his first reception of the season. High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter who played wide receiver and cornerback... played both ways his final two years... recorded 95 career receptions for 1,854 yards and 13 touchdowns... averaged 68.7 receiving yards per game for his career and 19.5 yards per catch... Had 52 receptions in his senior season (2004). Personal: Born Sept. 10, 1986... Father is Greg Smalls... First name is pronounced “STEFF-ahn”... Attended Harrisburg Community College in 2005.

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60 james taylor

31 MATT URBAN

Westwood, N.J. Westwood High School

Warren, R.I. Mt. Hope High School

DL

RS-FR

6-2

240

S

JR

6-2

205

URBAN’S CAREER STATS

2008: Sat out redshirt season. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner for head coach Bill Straub at Westwood... First team all-league (LB) and second-team allcounty (RB) as a senior captain, when he rushed 114 times for 1,031 yards and 13 touchdowns - six of which were 50+ yard runs - to go along with eight receptions for 212 yards and one touchdown out of the backfield, and 58 tackles, five sacks, two blocked kicks and one INT on defense... Helped Westwood to a North 1 Group 2 State Championship as a junior, appearing in 12 games. Personal: Born Nov. 29, 1989... Son of Sherman Taylor and Christine Weiss... Has one brother Jeremy... His cousin Edward played football at Colgate... Enjoys lifting and running... List his favorite team as the New York Giants.

Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

G 2 6 12 20

UT 0 11 26 37

AT Total 0 0 6 17 16 42 22 59

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0 3-9 3-9

Sacks 0 0 0.5 0.5

Int 0 1 1 2

FF 0 0 0 0

FR PD 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 5

2008: Assisted with three tackles against Monmouth (8/30)... Recorded an interception and three tackles against Fordham (9/7)... Recorded four solo tackles and eight total tackles against New Hampshire (9/13)... Picked up seven tackles and assisted with a sack against Hofstra (9/20)... Had two solo tackles and broke up a pass against William and Mary (10/25). 2007: Appeared in six games... Recorded 17 tackles (11 solo)... Season-high five tackles (three solo) and an interception against both Hofstra (9/22) and James Madison (10/13)... Four tackles (two solo) at Delaware (9/15)... Two solo tackles in season-finale against Northeastern (11/10). 2006: Played in two games - UConn (8/31) and Massachusetts (10/21)... Received a redshirt. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner under coach T.J. Delsanto at Mount Hope, serving as captain as a senior... Four-year alldivision selection (2003-06)... Two-time All-State Personal: Born December 30, 1987... Son of Anthony and Nancy Urban... Has three siblings - Anthony, Christian, and Jared... Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete... Kinesiology major at URI.

MATT URBAN

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THE RAMS 63 DAVE VALLEY

73 Matt VITTI

East Providence, R.I. East Providence High School

Stamford, Conn. Stamford High School

OG

JR

6-3

305

C

JR

6-2

2008: Played and started in 10 games this past season... Protected former quarterback Derek Cassidy and allowed him to pass for 2,759 yards, which ranks as the third highest in school history... Helped pave the way for a season-high 211 rushing yards against Northeastern.

2008: Played in seven games and started against Towson (10/11).

2007: Played in 10 games ... recorded nine tackles (two solo) ... registered three tackles (one solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, and 0.5 sacks against Fordham (9/1) ... two tackles (one solo) at Richmond (10/20) ... Recorded an assisted tackle and recovered a fumble against both New Hampshire (10/27) and Maine (11/10).

2006: Did not play.

2006: Did not play. High School: Member of football and baseball teams at East Providence ... 2006 Second Team All-state Selection... Helped East Providence and head coach John Gorham capture the 2003 State Championship... First Team AllState and Most Outstanding Player (baseball) in 2005.

280

2007: Played in four games - Fordham (9/1), Delaware (9/15), James Madison (10/13), and Richmond (10/20)... Earned a varsity letter.

High School: Four-year member and two-year varsity letterwinner in both football and baseball at Stamford... Started every game in as a junior and senior, when he earned All-FCIAC Honorable Mention honors (2005-06)... Helped Stamford and head coach Kevin Jones capture a City Championship all four years (2002-05). Personal: Born October 11, 1988... Son of Tom Vitti and Diane Niziolek... Has two siblings - Nicole (Holy Cross ‘04) and Mark (East Carolina ‘06)... Father, Tom, played baseball at Villanova University while Nicole played softball at Holy Cross... Lists Shawne Merriman and Brian Urlacher as his favorite athletes... Business marketing/administration major at URI.

Personal: Born June 10, 1988... Son of Scott and Robin Valley... Has one sibling - Andrew... Cites Miami Dolphins and New York Yankees as favorite teams... Kinesiology major at URI.

MATT VITTI

DAVE VALLEY

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7 ROBERT WALKER

45 STEVE WEEDON

new Haven, Conn. Cheshire Academy

Silver Spring, Md. Valley Forge Military Academy

LB

RS-FR

6-2

205

DE

WALKER’S CAREER STATS Year 2008 Career

G 4 4

UT 1 1

AT Total 1 2 1 2

TFL-Yds 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0 0

Int 0 0

RS-SR

6-2

245

WEEDON’S CAREER STATS FF 0 0

FR PD 0 0 0 0

2008: Recorded a solo tackle and a blocked punt against Brown (10/4). 2007: Attended Cheshire Academy... Played football for head coach Daniel O’Dea. High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach John Acquavita at Hyde Leadership School... All-area third team and all-state honorable mention after tallying 53 tackles and two interceptions on defense, rushing for 842 yards and six touchdowns and catching 24 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns as a senior captain... Rushed for 135 yards and one touchdown in a win over St. Thomas More (10/26/07). Personal: Born October 5, 1989... Son of Vonceil Floyd... Lists Bo Jackson and Lynn Swann as his favorite athletes... Business Administration major at URI.

Year 2007 2008 Career

G 10 3 13

UT 15 12 27

AT Total 22 37 8 20 30 57

TFL-Yds 1.5-2 4-17 5.5-19

Sacks 0 1 1

Int 1 0 1

FF 0 0 0

FR PD 0 2 0 1 0 3

2008: Recorded six tackles and a sack against Monmouth (8/30)... Tallied nine tackles, six being solo, and two for a loss of yards against Fordham (9/7). 2007: Appeared in 10 games... Recorded 37 tackles (15 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, and two pass breakups... Season-high seven tackles (three solo) in season-opener against Fordham (9/1)... Six tackles (four solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, and two pass breakups at Army (9/8)... Five tackles (four solo) against James Madison (10/13)... Five tackles (two solo) at Richmond (10/20)... Five assisted tackles at Delaware (9/15)... Four tackles (one solo) and 0.5 tackles for loss at Brown (9/29)... Earned a varsity letter. 2006: Attended Valley Forge Military Academy and played football. High School: Received four varsity letters in both football and basketball at Richard Montgomery... Four-year starter who earned all-county and all-state honors as a linebacker... Tallied 113 tackles and eight sacks on defense and 1,769 rushing yards (led state of Maryland) and 18 touchdowns as a senior, earning Washington Post All-Metropolitan Area honors and a spot on George Michael’s `Golden 11’ team... Earned Washington Post All-Metropolitan Area honors in basketball, where he averaged 25.3 ppg and 10.0 rpg as a senior. Personal: Born January 15, 1986... Son of Steven J. Weedon, a former football player at the University of Minnesota... Has five siblings - Dominique, Tequilla, Shaday, Tayvon, and Tevon... Enjoys basketball and boxing... Lists Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Ray Lewis, and Brian Urlacher as his favorite athletes and the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bulls, and Washington Redskins as his favorite teams... African American studies major at URI.

STEVE WEEDON

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THE RAMS 17 GREG WICKS

24 JARROD WILLIAMS

Bedford, N.H. Tabor Academy

Glen Mills Pa. West Chester East High School

QB

RS-JR

6-1

200

2008: Did not play.

S

Year 2007 2008 Career

2007: Appeared in one game - Richmond (10/20). 2006: Did not play. High School: Three-year letterwinner at Tabor Academy under coach Bill Hrasky... Threw for 2,000+ yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior (2005), earning All-New England, All-Colonial League, and Boston Globe N.E.P.S.A.C. All-Star honors... Started eight games at cornerback in 2003, recording two interceptions. Personal: Born February 9, 1987... Son of Kurt and Beverly Wicks... Has four siblings - Stephen, Susannah, Caroline (Richmond ‘06), and Madelyn... Father, Kurt, was a quarterback at URI (1969-70)... Enjoys playing guitar, lifting weights, travel, golf, and fishing... Lists Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots as his favorite teams... Business administration major at URI.

G 9 11 20

JR

6-1

WILLIAMS’ CAREER STATS

UT 1 15 16

AT Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds 1 0 0-0 0-0 6 21 1-2 0-0 7 21 1-2 0-0

INT 0 1 1

FF 0 0 0

200

FR PD 0 0 0 2 0 2

2008: Enters the fall season after he was selected as the Most Improved Defensive Player of Spring Practice... Collected three tackles against Boston College (9/27)... Had a big game against Brown (10/4) with six tackles (five solo), two broken up passes, and an interception... Grabbed four tackles against Towson (10/11)... Recorded two solo tackles against UMass (11/1). 2007: Appeared in nine games... Returned 14 kicks for 259 yards... Rushed for 40 yards on three carries and caught one pass for six yards... Returned eight kicks for 184 yards and rushed for 18 yards at Delaware (9/15)... Two carries for 22 yards at Richmond (10/20)... Returned two kicks for 25 yards against James Madison (10/13)... One kick return for 23 yards at New Hampshire (10/27)... Earned a varsity letter. High School: Four-year member and three-year varsity letterwinner at West Chester East... First Team All-Chestmont League selection as a junior and senior... Rushed for 881 yards (10.5 ypg) and 11 touchdowns as a senior... Scored two touchdowns in 28-7 win in Chestmont League Championship in 2006... Earned four varsity letters in track & field... Member of the Black Student Union.

61 BRANDON WILLIAMS Bristol, R.I. La Salle Academy/Fitchburg State DT

JR

5-10

Personal: Born December 31, 1988... Son of Al and Ellen Williams... Has one sibling - Aubree... Enjoys basketball, PS3, and football... Lists Michael Jordan, Michael Johnson, and Jerome Bettis as his favorite athletes and lists Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Philadelphia 76ers as his favorite teams... Communications major at URI.

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2008: Did not play. 2007: Did not play football... Joined team in January, 2008 for spring practice. 2006: Attended Fitchburg State College, where he played football for head coach Paul McGonagle... Recorded five tackles, including three for loss. High School: Earned two varsity letters as a member of La Salle football team... Captain of 2002 Rhode Island Freshman State Championship team... Played on two Rhode Island Championship Division Super Bowl runner-up teams... Member of Rhode Island and National Honor Society... Received Perfect Attendance Award. Personal: Born July 25, 1988... Son of Mary and Micheal Williams... Alan and Phillip... Brother Phillip serves in the U.S. Army... Lists Steve Tasker and Emmitt Smith as his favorite athletes... Coaches youth football and wrestling in the offseason... Health Fitness major at URI.

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87 DAVID WILSON

36 rONALD WOODLEY

Warwick, R.I. Bishop Hendricken High School

East Providence, R.I. East Providence High School

TE

SR

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250

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Rec. 5 5

Yds. 32 32

Avg. 6.4 6.4

CB

RS-FR

6-1

185

2008: Did not play. TD 1 1

Lg 9 9

2008: Had a completion for five yards against New Hampshire (9/13)... Got his second reception of the season against William and Mary (10/25) for nine yards. 2007: Played in 10 games... Registered 17 tackles (nine solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, and one forced fumble... Four tackles (two solo) and a forced fumble at New Hampshire (10/27)... Three tackles (one solo) and 0.5 tackles for loss at Maine (11/10)... Three tackles (two solo) at Delaware (9/15)... Two solo tackles against Hofstra (9/22)... Earned a varsity letter.

High School: First team all-league and second team all-state last season, when he scored nine touchdowns... Played in Rhode Island/Connecticut All-Star game... Scored three touchdowns against Rogers (9/21/07)... First team all-area, second team all-division and second team all-state selection as a junior... Eight touchdowns and nine interceptions... All-league track performer. Personal: Born May 31, 1990... Son of Kristin Carroll... Has one brother Jonathan... Enjoys playing sports and spending time with friends... Lists Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Ed Reed and Michael Jordan as his favorite athletes... Lists his favorite team as the New England Patriots.

2006: Appeared in six games... Recorded eight tackles (five solo) and one sack... Season-high three tackles in season-opener at UConn (8/31)... Two solo tackles in win over Brown (9/30)... Recorded a sack against Merrimack (9/9)... Received a varsity letter. 2005: Appeared in one game - Central Connecticut (9/10)... Received a redshirt. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner at Bishop Hendricken playing for coach Ron Mosca... All-division wide receiver who caught five touchdowns and recorded 14 sacks on defense... Selected to play in Connecticut-Rhode Island All-Star Game... All-division selection in basketball, helping school to a state championship in 2004 and 2005.

11 BLAKE ZUNDEL Marion, Iowa Linn-Mar/Iowa

Personal: Born March 22, 1987... Son of David and Susan Wilson... Has one sibling - Derek... Enjoys video games... Lists Rasheed Wallace and Willie McGinest as his favorite athletes... Economics major and business minor at URI.

TE

SR

6-4

235

DAVID WILSON 2007: Did not play football. 2005-06: Attended the University of Iowa. High School: Four-year member and two-year letterwinner in both football and basketball... First Team All-Mississippi Valley Conference, First Team All-Metro, and two-time MVP Player of the Week as a senior (2004), when he passed for 1,300+ yards and 13 touchdowns under coach Bob Reid... Played six games at wide receiver and three at quarterback as a junior... Also played two years of baseball, earning one varsity letter... Class Vice President all four years... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Born March 2, 1987... Son of Diane Zundel... Has one brother - Austin... Enjoys playing video games... Lists Peyton Manning as his favorite athlete and the Indianapolis Colts as his favorite team... Communication major at URI.

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2009 NEWCOMERS 2 ROBENSON ALEXIS

67 Antonio ASeRMELLY

Boca Raton, Fla. West Boca Raton High School/Rutgers

Hopkinton, R.I. Chariho Regional High School

WR

SO

6-1

170

OL

2007-08 (Rutgers): Worked primarily with the scout team during his two seasons. High School: Three-year starter... Split time between wide receiver and quarterback as a senior... Rated as the No. 69 wide receiver prospect in the country and the No. 83 prospect in the state of Florida according to Rivals.com... Second Team All-Big Schools selection by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Classes 4-6A)... Guided West Boca Raton to a 9-2 record and first playoff appearance in school history. Personal: Born March 28, 1988... Son of Nicole Alexis... Has two brothers (Junior and James) and two sisters (Alphonse and Geralda)... His cousin Jason Chery plays wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers... List Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens as his favorite athletes... Sociology major at URI.

FR

6-3

270

High School: Four-year letterwinner... Served as the team captain during his senior year... Selected All-State during his senior season... Helped his squad to the Division II Super Bowl Championship title game during his sophomore season... Also earned four varsity letters in track and field, one in wrestling and two in basketball. Personal: Born July 4, 1990… Son of Nick and Diane Asermelly…Has two older brothers both of whom played college football, Nick (Springfield) Joseph (Hofstra)… Enjoys hunting, fishing, singing… Plans on majoring in Public Relations… Lettered four years in football, indoor and outdoor track.

99 NICK BAKER

75 ANDREW BELIZAIRE

Whitman, Mass. Dean College

Montvale, N.J. St. Joesph’s Regional High School

DE

JR

6-3

DE

250

FR

6-3

260

Junior College: Two-year starter at Dean College… In two seasons with the team he helped the Bulldogs to a 19-2 record and back-to-back Northeast Football Conference Championships… Teams ranked 11th (2007) 15th (2008) in the National Junior College Poll… Participated in the Graphic Edge Bowl in Cedar Falls, Iowa on the campus of Northern Iowa, which was the first bowl appearance in 20 years… Played strong side defensive end both seasons and anchored the defensive line that ranked No. 1 in the conference in total defense and third nationally gave up just 190 yards per game… Voted Defensive Player of the Year by his teammates.

High School: Served as a two-year starter on the offensive line… Started every game at right tackle as a junior before moving to left tackle where he started every game as a senior… Two-year letter winner… Helped St. Joesph’s Regional to an 11-1 record as the school collected its 11th State Championship in the last 14 years in Group Three Non-Public… Received All-Conference honors as a senior in the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League, which is comprised of the largest public and non-public schools in North Jersey… Helped pave the way for St. Joesph’s running backs to rush for 2,300 yards on the ground and average 36 points per game.

Personal: Born Nov. 2, 1988…Son of Frank and Maureen Baker…Sister Stephanie currently attends Curry College…Lists his favorite team as the New England Patriots.

Personal: Born July 31, 1991…Son of Erol and Marie Belizaire…Has two brothers Erol Jr. and Matthew… Enjoys playing basketball and listening to music.

18 ROBERT BENTSEN

55 John bicknell iv

Warwick, R.I. Warwick Veterans Memorial High School

Hopkinton, Mass. Hopkinton High School

QB

FR

6-0

190

LS

High School: Earned three letters in football… Selected as the Old Spice Player of the Year and as the Gridiron Back of the Year as senior… Finished his senior season with 2,200 passing yards, 650 rushing yards and 30 touchdown passes… Named All-State during his junior and senior seasons and All-Division during his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns… Holds all school passing records, including most passing touchdowns in a single game (six)… Owns the Rhode Island state record for most career passing yards for a three-year starter (6,642 yards)… Led his team to the Rhode Island State Playoffs in each of his three years as a starter… Finished his career with 85 touchdown passes.

6-0

245

High School: Earned four varsity letters... Received Coaches Award... Selected Honorable Mention All-Tri-Valley... Played tight end and defensive end... Two-year letterwinner in indoor track and baseball. Personal: Born Feb. 11, 1991... Son of Jack and Helen Bicknell... Has younger two sisters - Katelyn and Alyse... His father Jack and Uncle Bob Bicknell played college football at Boston College from 1982-85... His father is also Jack the assistant offensive line coach with the New York Giants... Enjoys fishing... Lists the New York Giants as his favorite team.

Personal: Born July 12, 1991…Son of Robert and Stephanie Bentsen…Has one sibling…Sister Rachel 21 attends Roger Williams University…Interested in boxing and movies... Lists his favorite athlete as Tom Brady…Favorite sport team is the New England Patriots.

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35 Nicholas Bolio

15 ROB CERVINI

Charlton, Mass. Shepard Hill Regional High School

Suffern, N.Y. St. Joseph’s High School/Rutgers

WR

FR

5-11

175

DB

High School: Two-year letterwinner… Named Team MVP and the Running Back of the Year during his senior year… Holds school records for rushing yards in a single game (308), most touchdowns in a single game (six) and longest kickoff return for a touchdown (93 yards)... Helped his squad to the State Super Bowl Championship title game during his junior season. Personal: Born May 23, 1991…Son of Tom and Rose Bolio…Has one brother Thomas 20, who plays football at St. Anselm (Mass.)…Lists his favorite athlete Reggie Bush and his favorite teams as the New Orleans Saints, New York Yankees and Boston Celtics.

SO

5-11

200

2008 (Rutgers): Made his college football debut in the PapaJohns.com Bowl (12/29) and scored the Scarlet Knights’ first touchdown of the game as he carried the ball into the end zone on a fake field goal attempt. High School: A three-year varsity starter at quarterback for head coach Tony Karcich at St. Joseph’s... Played quarterback in the team’s first four games of his senior year, guiding his squad to a perfect 4-0 record, before injuring his right hand... Went 9-for-11 with 210 yards and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in the season opener. Personal: Born July 15, 1988... Son of Eugene and Lorene Cervini... Has two older brothers - Chris and John... Lists his favorite athlete as Mickey Mantle... Communications major at URI.

93 samuel chrupcala

34 JORDAN DALTON

Barrington, R.I. Barrington High School

Haddonfield, N.J. Paul VI High School

DT

FR

6-2

275

S

FR

6-0

190

High School: Four-year letter winner... Named Rhode Island Lineman of the Year following his senior season... Named to the Providence Journal All-State First Team in 2008... Named Team Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman (2006-08)... Guided the team to the 2008 Division I State Super Bowl as a senior... Helped his squad to the 2005 State Division I Championship title as a freshman.

High School: Served as the team captain during his senior year… Played two seasons at Paul VI and started on both offense and defense in both years… Voted as the team’s Most Valuable Player… Earned Second Team All-Burlington Olympic Conference honors as a running back… Lead the team in rushing with 942 yards to go along with 16 touchdowns.

Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1991…Son of John and Sandy Chrupcala…Has two sisters Eleanor and Madeline…Cousin of current URI football player Stanton Sturgis.

Personal: Born Jan. 23, 1991… Interested in Jazz music… Favorite athletes are Ray Lewis and Darren McFadden… Favorite sport team Dallas Cowboys... Three year letter winner in football and track.

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89 ALEX FRAZIER

Baltimore, Md. Baltimore City High School

Westfield, Mass. Westfield High School

RB

FR

5-10

185

WR

High School: Served as a four-year starter… Amassed 3,662 passing yards, 1,112 rushing yards and 55 total touchdowns during his high school career... Helped lead his team to a 31-8 record while he was at Baltimore City… Led Baltimore City to a 3-1 record against rival Poly in the school’s annual game… Passed for 1,207 yards and rushed for another 923 yards as a senior, leading the Knights to a 6-4 record… Threw 11 touchdowns, ran for another six scores and added a 62yard punt return for a total of 18 TDs in 2008… Selected to the All-Baltimore City Coaches team as a senior.

FR

6-4

215

High School: Three-year letterwinner... Selected First Team All-League and First Team All-Conference... Served as the team captain during his senior season... Voted as the team’s Defensive Player of the Year... Helped lead his team to the conference title. Personal: Born February 1, 1990… Has one older sister Ashley…Lists his favorite athlete as Lebron James and his favorite team as the New England Patriots… Enjoys basketball... Was a four-year letterwinner in basketball while in high school.

Personal: Born Nov. 29, 1989... Son of Elaine and Floyd Foster... Has two siblings... Brothers Kendrick and Phillip... Interest are music, playing instruments, and lacrosse... Favorite athlete is Ed Reed... Favorite team is the Baltimore Ravens.

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2009 NEWCOMERS 27 AYO ISIJOLA

10 TOM LANG

Brooklyn, N.Y. Sheepshead High School

Winchester, Mass. Middlesex High School/Rutgers

RB

FR

5-10

TE

185

High School: As a senior he played in eight games and carried the ball 67 times for 1,177 yards (17.5 yard per carry) to go along with nine touchdowns… Selected First Team All-City and All-Borough All-Conference Teams… His 4x100 meter relay team was the 2008 Nike Outdoor National Champion… The relay team is currently ranked second in the nation. Personal: Born January 11, 1990…Has one brother and one sister… Lists his favorite athlete as LaDainian Tomlinson and his favorite sports team as the San Diego Chargers.

SO

6-3

235

2006-08 (Rutgers): Did not play in 2008... Moved to tight end from quarterback, following spring practice... Did not see any game action due to injury in preseason camp... Redshirted in 2006 his first season while preparing the team during game week as a member of the scout team. High School: PrepStar All-East selection from Middlesex School... Directed Middlesex to 23-5 record and two New England Bowl appearances... Named to the Boston Globe All-State team, while also earning All-New England and AllLeague Honors... Selected to play in the Massachusetts Shriners All-Star Game... Rated the No. 20 prospect in New England by Rivals.com. Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1987... Son of Jane and Joe Lang.... Has one brother - Joe... Father Joe played football at UMass (1967-70) and brother Joe played tennis at UCoon 1999-2003... Communications major at URI.

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90 Dan luntz

Wellington, Fla. American Heritage High School

Croton, N.Y. Croton-Harmon High School

WR

FR

5-9

190

DE

High School: Helped guide the Stallions to a 9-4 record and an appearance in the 2008 Florida High School State Playoffs… Finished his senior season with 875 total yards (324 receiving and 450 rushing)… He also had one kick return and three punt returns which resulted in touchdowns… Selected First Team AllCounty and Second Team All-State… Participated in the 2008 Outback All-Star Game, which annually features the players in South Florida… Named to the Palm Beach Post All-Conference Team. Personal: Born September 15, 1990... Has one sibling... Sister D’Andra... Enjoys working out and playing video games... Lists his favorite athlete as Darren Sproles and his favorite teams as the Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat.

6-3

220

High School: Selected All-League three times... Named Honorable Mention AllSection twice... Selected All-State following his senior year... Helped guide his team to the State Finals as a senior... Rushed for 961 yards and recorded 126 tackles as a senior. Personal: Born February 8, 199… Son of Robert and Suzanne Luntz… Has two siblings - David and Sarah… His sister Sarah is a student at Florida State University… Hobbies include golf and fishing… Donated food for the homeless while he was involved with the Midnight Run organization in New York City... Lists his favorite athlete as Brandon Jacobs and his favorite team as the New York Giants.

46 ALI MUHAMMAD

78 kelson patterson

Kingston, Pa. Wyoming Valley West High School

Silver Spring, Md. Albert Einstein High School

DB

FR

6-3

190

OL

High School: Played just two seasons, but started both years… Served as a twoway starter… As a senior he had 51 receptions for over 900 yards… On defense he set the single-season record for sacks with 18.5. As a senior he set the school record for sacks in a single season with 18.5… Awarded the team leadership award as a junior and senior… Selected to the All-Wyoming Valley Conference as a junior and senior... Was selected to the East-West Pennsylvania in Altoona, Pa… Chosen as an alternate for the Big 33 game… Named to the Wyoming Valley Conference Coaches’ All-Star team… Named Most Valuable Player of the East West Unico All-Star game.

FR

6-6

305

High School: Served as the team captain as a senior… Started as a junior and senior on the offensive line… Voted Most Valuable Player of the squad by his teammates… Earned All-Montgomery County First Team honors… Selected Second Team by the Montgomery County Gazette… Helped pave the way for the team’s rushing attack, which averaged over 250 yards per game. Personal: Born April 18, 1991… Son of Greg and Janette Patterson…Has two siblings…Sisters Angelica and Kati… Favorite athletes are Chipper Jones and Jake Long… Lists his favorite sport teams as the Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Mavericks.

Personal: Born April 27, 1991… Has two sisters Tiara and Lakia… Enjoys video games and all sports… His favorite sports teams include the Miami Heat and St. Louis Rams.

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1 CHRIS PAUL-ETIENNE

58 KENNY SMITH

Miami, Fla. Edison High School

Jersey City, N.J. St. Peters Prep

QB

FR

6-3

190

LB

2006-08 (Rutgers): In 2008, he did not play... In 2007, he served as the No. 3 quarterback ... made collegiate debut against Norfolk St. (9/15) and saw action at Army (11/9) and at Louisville (11/29)... In 2006, he redshirted. High School: Threw for 1,559 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior at Miami’s Edison High School... PrepStar All-Southeast selection... Rated eighth-best senior in Miami-Dade County by the Miami Herald... Ranked among Florida’s top 10 quarterbacks by the Orlando Sentinel Edison... Two-time All-Dade County selection by the Miami Herald... Earned Most Valuable Player honors of the prestigious North-South Florida All-Star Game.

FR

5-10

225

High School: Two-year starterSelected All-State as a senior... Named All-County during junior and seniors seasons... Registered 14.5 sacks as a senior... Second on the team in tackles... Nominated for the New Jersey North vs. South Game... Coached by former Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant. Personal: Born Jan.15, 1990… Son of Kenneath Dobson and Yolanda Smith... Favorite athlete is Troy Polamalu… Favorite pro teams are the New York Giants and New York Yankees… Enjoys traveling.

Personal: Born March 26, 1988... Son Coeurana Polycarpe and Christopher PaulEtienne... Has one brother (Hugg) and four sisters (Aisha, Dudly, Dane and Lande)... Sociology major at URI... Cousin Sabdath Joseph played linebacker at USF.

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66 GEORGE TSAKIRGIS

North Easton, Mass. Oliver Ames High School

Lynnfield, Mass. Oliver Ames High School

TE

FR

6-2

180

TE

FR

6-6

305

High School: Two year letterwinner both basketball and football…Was named MVP of the Turkey Bowl in 2008… Holds school records for the Triple Jump, Long Jump, 4x100 and the Decathalon.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in Football, Track and Wrestling… Was awarded First Team All-League honors as running back and linebacker… Named Player to Watch by the Boston Herald.

Personal: Born December 7, 1990… Son of Bruce and Marquita Steadman…Has two siblings - brother Corey and Sister Candace… Lists his favorite athlete as Steve Smith… Favorite team is the Carolina Panthers and Denver Nuggets.

Personal: Born November 7, 1989… Son of John and Julie Tsakirgis... Has two sisters - Christina and Diana... Cousin Fred Smerlas played college football at Boston College and played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, 49ers, and New England Patriots... Favorite athletes are Ray Lewis and Maurice Jones-Drew.

88 TREVOR TURNER

50 SHOMARI WATTS

Hanover, Md. Meade High School

Haverford, Pa. Haverford High School

DE

FR

5-10

220

LB

High School: Helped Meade High School to its most wins since the 2001 season… Started on both sides of ball as a senior… In 2008, he caught 40 passes for 885 yards and 11 touchdowns… As a team the squad averaged 29 points per game... On defense, he totaled three interceptions… Selected to the Baltimore Sun AllMetro Team as a senior… Played in the Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star game following his senior season… Helped the squad to its most wins since the 2001 season. Personal: Born April 4, 1991… Son of Barry and Joan Turner… Has one sibling - Ian Turner… Lists his favorite team USC Trojans.

FR

6-1

215

High School: Served as a four-year starter for the Fords, switching to Linebacker as a senior … Voted defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior by his teammates… Earned Second Team All-City and First Team All-Delaware County… Selected to the First Team All-Inter-Academic League as a junior and senior… Led the team in tackles as a senior. Personal: Born June 21, 1991…Has one sibling…Interest are music and friends… Favorite athlete Brian Dawkins…Favorite sport teams Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies.

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2009 NEWCOMERS 47 Tremayne WILLIAMS

76 NICK WOOD

New Rochelle, N.Y. New Rochelle High School

Westboro, Mass. Westboro High School

S

FR

6-0

DE

195

High School: Two-year varsity starter at wide receiver, safety and running back… Two-year letterwinner… As a junior he was the Most Valuable Defensive Player in the Section I-AA Championship game… The following year Williams was the Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Section 1-AA Championship game… Earned Offensive Player of the Game in the New York State semifinals… Served as a senior captain… Earned Section I-AA South All-League honors as a senior and Voted to the All-Section team… Selected to the Journal News All-County team… Selected to the All-New York State honors as a defensive back during his senior season.

FR

6-5

240

High School: Lettered three years in both basketball and football… Set a school record with five sacks during his junior season... Helped guide his team to the Clark Tournament Championship in 2007. Personal: Born January 24, 1990…Son of Ken and Mary Wood… Has three siblings… Brothers Bryan and Kenny and sister Jill… Brother Bryan played college football at Bryant University… Hobbies are fishing and basketball…Favorite athlete Jared Allen and Paul Pierce… Lists the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics as his favorite teams.

Personal: Born May 12, 1991... Son of Mary Williams... Lists Randy Moss as his favorite athlete.

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42 DAVID ZOCCO

Coconut Creek, Fla. North Broward Prep

Nashua, N.H. Nashua South High School

S

FR

6-3

185

S

High School: Served as the squad’s senior captain... Selected Defensive Most Valuable Player following his senior season... Named All-County First Team Defense as a senior... Helped guide his team to an undefeated regular season. Personal: Born January 10, 1991… Son of Jeff and Donna Woodall… The oldest of three siblings… Brothers Brandon and Austin… Sister Madsion… Interested in fishing and hunting.

FR

6-1

200

High School: Three-year starter and four-year varsity player… Four-year letter winner… Captain as a senior… Led the Purple Panthers to the 2008 New Hampshire Division I State Championship… Three-time All-State honoree… Earned New Hampshire’s Gatorade Player of the Year… Nashua Telegraph Player of the Year… Selected as Mr. Football New Hampshire… Union Leader Player of the Year… Scored five touchdowns as a running back in the state championship title game… Rushed for over 1,600 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior… Recorded 136 tackles and five interceptions as free safety during senior campaign... As a junior led the team to the State championship title game… Rushed for 1,300 yards as a junior and scored 20 touchdowns… Received all-state and all-conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Personal: Born January 21, 1991…Has a younger brother Ethan… Lists his favorite sport teams Denver Broncos, Boston Celtics and New York Yankees.

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OPPONENT INFORMATION GAME 1 | SEPTEMBER 5 | KINGSTON, R.I.

GAME 2 | SEPTEMBER 19 | AMHERST, MASS.

FORDHAM

MASSACHUSETTS

TOP RETURNEES

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING ATT CMP INT YDS TD John Skelton 228 372 7 2605 15

Head Coach Tom Masella

Senior QB John Skelton Quick Facts Result Bronx, N.Y. Nickname Rams President Fr. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. Athletic Director Frank McLaughlin Conference Patriot League Stadium Jack Coffey Field Capacity 7,000 Football Office (718) 817-4280 Head Coach Tom Masella Alma Mater (Year) Wagner (1981) Overall Record 33-44 Years Seven seasons Record at Fordham (Years) 16-18 Years Three seasons

RUSHING Xavier Martin Quasand Lewis

ATT YDS AVG TD 274 1237 4.5 7 45 117 2.6 3

RECEIVING Asa Lucas Clayton Busch

NO YDS AVG TD 36 449 12.5 3 25 214 8.6 1

TACKLES UT Andre Delaire 48 James Crockett 39

AT 23 28

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

TT SACKS INT 71 5.0 0 67 7.5 1

5-6 4-2 1-4 1-5 42/15 8/3 7/5

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 at Rhode Island 1 p.m. 9/19 Columbia 6 p.m. 9/26 at Colgate 6 p.m. 10/3 Old Dominion 1 p.m. 10/10 Bryant 6 p.m. 10/17 at Cornell 12:30 p.m. 10/24 at Lafayette 1 p.m. COACHING STAFF 1 p.m. Head Coach Tom Masella 10/31 Holy Cross Bucknell 1 p.m. Defensive Backs Keith Comeforo 11/7 1 p.m. Def. Line/Special Teams Malik Hall 11/14 Lehigh 1 p.m. Outside Linebackers Shawn Johnson 11/21 at Georgetown Def. Coord./Linebackers Patrick Moore Off. Line/Recruiting Coord. Ed Morrissey 2008 RESULTS (5-6) Rhode Island W 16-0 Outside WR Custavious Patterson 9/6 at Dayton L 20-23 Running Backs/Slot WR John Wholley 9/13 at Columbia W 29-22 Off. Coord./Quarterbacks Bryan Volk 9/20 9/27 Colgate L 24-31 10/11 at Lehigh L 24-45 Series Information W 12-1 Series Record Fordham leads, 5-3 10/18 Yale L 13-48 Record at URI Fordham leads, 2-1 10/25 Lafayette Marist W 45-2 Record at Fordham Fordham leads, 3-2 11/1 at Holy Cross L 17-3 First Meeting Oct. 19, 1912 11/8 W 17-0 URI 6, Fordham 0 (Bronx, N.Y.) 11/15 Georgetown L 24-21 Last Meeting Sept. 6, 2008 11/22 at Bucknell URI 0- Fordham 16 (Bronx, N.Y.) Last URI Win Sept 3, 2005 URI 34, Fordham 20 (Bronx, N.Y.) Last Fordham Win Sept 6, 2008 MEDIA RELATIONS URI 0, Fordham 16 (Bronx, N.Y.) Longest URI Win Streak Two Contact Joe DiBari (2004-05) Email: dibari@fordham.edu Longest Fordham Win Streak Three (1914-15, 2003) Office Phone: (718) 817-4240 URI’s Largest Margin of Victory 14 Fax: (718) 817-4244 URI 34, Fordham 20 (Sept. 3, 2005)

Fordham’s Largest Margin of Victory 35 Fordham 63, URI 28 (Sept. 6, 2003)

Press Box Phone: Website:

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(718) 817-4241 FordhamSports.com

RUSHING Tony Nelson Korrey Davis

ATT YDS AVG TD 243 1325 5.5 12 50 191 3.8 2

RECEIVING Victor Cruz Jeremy Horne

NO YDS AVG TD 71 1064 15.0 6 50 895 17.9 8

TACKLES UT Jeromy Miles 56 Josh Jennings 28

AT 48 62

TT SACKS INT 104 0.0 3 90 1.0 3

Senior WR Victor Cruz Quick Facts Result Amherst, Mass. Nickname Minutemen Chancellor Dr. Robert C. Holub Athletic Director John McCutcheon Conference CAA Football Stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium Capacity 17,000 Football Office (413) 545-2000 Head Coach Kevin Morris Alma Mater (Year) Williams College (1986) Overall Record 24-32 Years Six seasons Record at Massachusetts (Years) 0-0 Years First season COACHING STAFF Head Coach Kevin Morris Def. Coord./Linebackers Brian Picucci Special Teams/Def. Line Steve Tirell Wide Receivers Brian Crist Rec. Coord./Off. Line Guido Falbo Defensive Backs Asst. Dyran Peake Running Backs Mike Wood Off. Line Asst. Matthew Chapman Linebackers Asst. Damian Mincey Secondary Asst. Bryan Butterworth Series Information Series Record UMass leads, 46-35-2 Last 10 Meetings UMass leads, 9-1 Record at URI UMass leads, 22-17 Record at UMass UMass leads, 24-18-2 First Meeting Oct. 14, 1903 UMass 46, URI 0 (Amherst, Mass.) Last Meeting Nov. 1, 2008 UMass 49, URI 0 (Kingston, R.I.) Last URI Win Nov. 3, 2007 URI 12, UMass 6, (OT) (Kingston, R.I.) Last UMass Win Nov. 1, 2008 UMass 49, URI 0 (Kingston, R.I.) Longest URI Win Streak Nine (1937-1948) Longest Win Streak Eight (1960-1967) URI’s Largest Margin of Victory 46 URI 52, UMass 6 (Oct. 16,1954) UMass Largest Margin of Victory 57 UMass 57, URI 0 (Oct.19, 1963)

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Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

7-5 4-2 3-3 4-4 53/17 8/3 6/5

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 at Kansas State 9/12 Albany 9/19 Rhode Island 9/26 Stony Brook 10/10 at Delaware 10/17 New Hampshire 10/24 at Richmond 10/31 at Maine 11/7 Northeastern 11/14 James Madison 11/21 at Hofstra

7:10 p.m. 6 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Noon Noon TBA

2008 RESULTS (7-5) 8/30 Albany 9/6 at Holy Cross 9/13 at James Madison 9/20 at Texas Tech 10/4 Delaware 10/11 at Northeastern 10/18 Richmond 10/25 Bryant University 11/1 at Rhode Island 11/8 Maine 11/15 @New Hampshire 11/22 Hofstra

W 28-16 W 45-42 L 38-52 L 14-56 W 17-7 W 28-24 L 30-15 W 42-7 W 49-0 L 20-21 L 21-52 W 28-14

MEDIA RELATIONS Contact Email:

Jason Yellin jyellin@admin.umass.edu

Office Phone:

(413) 545-3061

Fax:

(413) 545-1556

Press Box Phone:

(413) 545-3550

Website:

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GAME 3 | SEPTEMBER 26 | EAST HARTFORD, CONN.

GAME 4 | OCTOBER 3 | PROVIDENCE, R.I.

CONNECTICUT

BROWN

TOP RETURNEES

TOP RETURNEES

PASSING ATT CMP INT YDS TD Cody Endres 39 84 3 411 3

Head Coach Randy Edsall

Junior LB Scott Lutrus Quick Facts Result Storrs, Conn. Nickname Huskies President Dr. Michael J. Hogan Athletic Director Jeffrey A. Hathaway Conference Big East Stadium Rentschler Field Capacity 40,000 Football Office (860) 486-2718 Head Coach Randy Edsall Alma Mater (Year) Syracuse (1980) Overall Record 58-60 Years 10 seasons Record at Connecticut (Years) Same Years Same

RUSHING Jordan Todman Robbie Frey

ATT YDS AVG TD 47 296 6.3 3 13 71 3.7 1

RECEIVING Kashif Moore Anthony Sherman

NO YDS AVG TD 27 273 10.1 1 26 270 10.4 0

TACKLES UT Scott Lutrus 64 Lawrence Wilson 42

AT 42 31

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

Head Coach Phil Estes

TT SACKS INT 106 9.0 1 73 6.0 3

8-5 4-2 3-3 3-4 37/21 6/5 6/5

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 at Ohio TBA 9/12 North Carolina TBA 9/19 at Baylor TBA 9/26 Rhode Island Noon 10/10 at Pittsburgh TBA 10/17 Louisville TBA COACHING STAFF 10/24 at West Virginia TBA Head Coach Randy Edsall 10/31 Rutgers TBA Off. Coord./Quarterbacks Joe Moorhead 11/7 at Cincinnati TBA Asst. HC for Def./Def. Line Hank Hughes 11/21 at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. Def. Coord./Inside LB Todd Orlando 11/28 Syracuse TBA Rec. Coord./WR Matt Cersosimo 12/6 USF TBA Offensive Line Mike Foley Special Teams/Outside LB Lyndon Johnson 2008 RESULTS (8-5) Defensive Backs Scott Lakatos 8/28 Hofstra W 35-3 Tight Ends Dave McMichael 9/6 @Temple W 12-9 (OT) Running Backs Terry Richardson 9/13 Virginia W 45-10 Grad. Assts. Andrew Breiner and Time Cary 9/19 Baylor W 31-28 Dir. of Football Ops. Tim Prendergast 9/26 @Louisville W 26-21 10/4 @UNC L 12-38 Series Information 10/18 @Rutgers L 10-12 Series Record UConn leads, 50-35-8 10/25 Cincinnati W 40-16 Last 10 Meetings UConn leads, 7-3 11/1 West Virginia L 13-35 Record at URI Tied 19-19-2 11/15 @Syracuse W 39-14 Record at UConn UConn leads, 31-16-6 11/23 @S. Florida L 13-17 First Meeting Oct. 23, 1897 12/6 Pittsburgh L 10-34 UConn 22, URI 8 1/3 Buffalo W 38-20 Last Meeting Aug. 31, 2006 UConn 52, URI 7 (Storrs, Conn.) Last URI Win Nov. 11, 2000 MEDIA RELATIONS URI 26- UConn 21 (Storrs, Conn.) Last UConn Win Aug. 31, 2006 Contact Mike Enright UConn 52, URI 7 (Storrs, Conn.) Email: mike.enright@uconn.edu Longest URI Win Streak Six (1907-1916) Office Phone: (860) 486-3531 Longest UConn Win Streak Six (1967-1972) Fax: (860) 486-5085 Rhode Island Largest Margin of Victory 51 Press Box Phone: (860) 610-4778 URI 51, UConn 0 (Nov. 20, 1909) UConn Largest Margin of Victory 45 Website: UConnHuskies.com Three times

RUSHING Bobby Sewall Buddy Farnham

ATT YDS AVG TD 34 140 4.1 2 11 89 8.1 6

RECEIVING Bobby Sewall Buddy Farnham

NO YDS AVG TD 69 948 13.7 8 63 816 13.0 6

TACKLES UT Miles Craigwell 44 Chris Perkins 31

AT 21 24

TT SACKS INT 65 2.0 1 55 0.0 0

Senior WR Bobby Sewall Quick Facts Result Providence, R.I. Nickname Bears President Ruth Simmons Athletic Director Michael Goldberger Conference Ivy League Stadium Brown Stadium Capacity 20,000 Head Coach Phil Estes Alma Mater (Year) New Hampshire (1981) Overall record (Years) 66-43 Years 11 seasons Record at Brown Same Years Same Football Office (401) 683-2424

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

7-3 4-2 3-2 6-1 31/14 5/6 5/6

2009 SCHEDULE 9/19 at Stony Brook 6 p.m. 9/25 at Harvard 7 p.m. 10/3 Rhode Island 12:30 p.m. 10/10 Holy Cross 12:30 p.m. 10/17 Princeton 12:30 p.m. 10/24 at Cornell TBA 10/31 Penn 12:30 p.m. COACHING STAFF at Yale TBA Head Coach Phil Estes 11/7 12:30 p.m. Asst. Head Coach/Def. Sec. Abbott Burrell 11/14 Dartmouth 12:30 p.m. Outside LBs/Video Coord. Paul Frisone 11/21 at Columbia Def. Coord./LBs Michael Kelleher Tight Ends Joseph Leslie 2008 RESULTS (7-3) Rhode Island W 16-0 Defensive Line Neil McGrath 9/6 Stony Brook W 17-7 Running Backs Christopher Nappi 9/20 Harvard W 24-22 Rec. Coord./Quarterbacks James Perry 9/27 at Rhode Island L 37-13 Defensive Assistant Kyle Archer 10/4 10/11 at Holy Cross L 41-34 10/18 at Princeton W 31-10 Series Information W 27-7 Series Record Brown leads, 66-25-2 10/25 Cornell at Penn W 34-27 Last 10 Meetings Rhode Island leads, 7-3 11/1 Yale L 3-13 Record at URI Rhode Island leads, 7-5 11/8 W 45-16 Record at Brown Brown leads, 61-18-2 11/15 at Dartmouth W 41-10 First Meeting Sept. 29, 1909 11/22 Columbia Brown 6, URI 0 (Prov. R.I.) Last Meeting Oct. 4, 2008 URI 37, Brown 13 (Kingston) Last URI Win Oct 4, 2008 URI 37, Brown 13 (Kingston, R.I.) MEDIA RELATIONS Last Brown Win Oct 1, 2005 Brown 45, URI 35 (Providence, R.I.) Contact Chris Humm Longest URI Win Streak Five Email: christopher_humm@brown.edu (1988-93) Longest Brown Win Streak 23 Office Phone: (401) 863-1095 (1909-1934) Fax: (401) 863-1436 Largest URI Margin of Victory 28 URI 44, Brown 16 (Oct 3, 1998) Largest Brown Margin of Victory 49 Brown 55, URI 6 (Oct. 11, 1947)

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(401) 751-2390 BrownBears.com

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OPPONENT INFORMATION GAME 5 | OCTOBER 10 | KINGSTON, R.I.

GAME 6 | OCTOBER 17 | KINGSTON, R.I.

TOWSON

HOFSTRA

TOP RETURNEES

Head Coach Rob Ambrose

TOP RETURNEES

RUSHING Matt Castor Jas Lee Rouson

ATT YDS AVG TD 144 543 3.8 5 71 142 1.7 0

RECEIVING Hakeem Moore Steve Holmes

NO YDS AVG TD 45 527 11.7 1 45 498 11.1 1

TACKLES UT Alex Butt 24 Ollie Thomas 39

AT 38 18

PASSING Cory Christopher

Head Coach Dave Cohen

TT SACKS INT 62 0.0 1 57 0.0 1

Senior WR Hakeem Moore Quick Facts Result Towson, Md. Nickname Tigers President Dr. Robert Caret Athletic Director Mike Hermann Conference CAA Football Stadium Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas Stadium Capacity 11,198 Football Office (410) 704-3155 Head Coach Rob Ambrose Alma Mater (Year) Towson (1993) Overall Record 3-7 Years One season Record at Towson (Years) 0-0 Years First season COACHING STAFF Head Coach Rob Ambrose Offensive Line John Donatelli Wide Receivers Guilian Gary Tight Ends Jared Ambrose Defensive Line Canute Curtis Defensive Asst. Brian Fleury Cornerbacks Derrick Johnson Quarterbacks John Kaleo Defensive Asst. Konstantinos Kosmakos Running Backs James Vollono Series Information Series Record Rhode Island leads, 5-4 Record at URI Series tied 2-2 Record at Towson Rhode Island leads, 3-2 First Meeting Sept. 13, 1986 Towson 35, URI 14 (Towson, Md.) Last Meeting Oct. 11, 2008 Towson 37, URI 32 (Towson, Md.) Last URI Win Oct. 9, 2004 URI 28, Towson 16 (Kingston, R.I.) Last Towson Win Oct. 11. 2008 Towson 37, URI 32 (Towson, Md.) Longest URI Win Streak Five (1989-2004) Longest Towson Win Streak Two (1986-87) URI Largest Margin of Victory 20 URI 45, Towson 25 (Sept. 28, 1991) Towson Largest Margin of Victory 19 Towson 35, URI 14 (Sept. 13, 1986)

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Senior LB Luke Bonus Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

3-9 3-3 0-6 1-7 44/14 8/3 8/3

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 at Northwestern 9/19 Coastal Carolina 9/26 at Morgan State 10/3 New Hampshire 10/10 at Rhode Island 10/17 Delaware 10/24 at Northeastern 10/31 Richmond 11/7 at William & Mary 11/14 Villanova 11/21 at James Madison 2008 RESULTS (3-9) 8/30 @Navy 9/6 Morgan State 9/13 @Richmond 9/20 @Coastal Carolina 9/27 Columbia 10/4 Northeastern 10/11 Rhode Island 10/25 @New Hampshire 11/1 William & Mary 11/8 @Delaware 11/15 @Villanova 11/22 James Madison

TBA 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA

L W L L W L W L L L L L

13-41 21-16 14-45 3-35 31-24 17-35 37-32 14-42 14-34 21-31 31-34 27-58

MEDIA RELATIONS Contact Email:

Dan O’Connell doconnell@towson.edu

Office Phone:

(410) 704-3102

Fax:

(410) 704-3861

Press Box Phone:

(410) 704-3102

Website:

TowsonTigers.com

Quick Facts Result Hempstead, N.Y. Nickname Pride President Stuart Rabinowitz Athletic Director Jack Hayes Conference CAA Football Stadium James M. Shuart Stadium Capacity 13,000 Head Coach Dave Cohen Alma Mater (Year) C.W. Post (1988) Overall record 13-19 Years Three Seasons Record at Hofstra Same Years Same Football Office (516) 463-5315 COACHING STAFF Head Coach Dave Cohen Asst. Head Coach Bill Durkin Off. Coord./Quarterbacks Dave Patenaude Def. Coord./Linebackers Rich Nagy Special Teams Coord./DBs Lyle Hemphill Runnings Backs Antonio Smikle Def. Line/Rec. Coord. Kahmal Roy Tight Ends Phil Armatas Def. Line Assistant Douglas Goodwin Def. Backs Assistant Jack Mrozinski Series Information Series Record Hofstra leads, 17-6 Last 10 Meetings Hofstra leads, 8-2 Record at URI Hofstra leads, 7-4 Record at Hofstra Hofstra leads, 10-2 First Meeting Oct. 24, 1953 Hofstra 27, URI 12 Last Meeting Sept. 20. 2008 Hofstra 23, URI 20 (Hempstead, N.Y.) Last URI Win Nov. 4, 2006 URI 20, Hofstra 13 (Hempstead, N.Y.) Last Hofstra Win Sept. 22, 2007 Hofstra 23, URI 20 (Hempstead, N.Y.) Longest URI Win Streak One (1954, 1963, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2006) Longest Hofstra Win Streak Seven (1994-2000) URI’s Largest Margin of Victory 32 URI 46, Hofstra 14 (Oct 23, 1954) Hofstra Largest Margin of Victory 34 Hofstra 37, URI 3 (Nov. 11, 1995)

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ATT CMP INT YDS TD 127 190 6 1163 4

RUSHING Brock Jackolski Kwabena Asante

ATT YDS AVG TD 86 541 6.3 8 38 105 2.8 0

RECEIVING Aaron Weaver Anthony Nelson

NO YDS AVG TD 70 595 8.5 4 35 314 9.0 2

TACKLES UT Luke Bonus 42 Chris Edmond 37

AT 54 34

TT SACKS INT 96 2.5 0 71 0.0 0

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

4-8 2-3 2-5 2-6 43/17 9/2 9/2

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 Stony Brook 9/12 at Bryant 9/19 at Richmond 9/26 at Western Michigan 10/3 James Madison 10/10 Maine 10/17 at Rhode Island 10/24 New Hampshire 11/7 at Delaware 11/14 at Northeastern 11/21 Massachusetts

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. Noon 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

2008 RESULTS (4-8) 8/28 @Connecticut 9/13 Albany 9/20 Rhode Island 9/27 @Stony Brook 10/4 @James Madison 10/11 @Bucknell 10/18 @Maine 10/25 Delaware 11/1 @New Hampshire 11/8 Richmond 11/15 Northeastern 11/22 @Massachusetts

L 3-35 L 16-22 (OT) W 23-20 W 43-3 L 0-56 W 45-31 L 40-41 (2OT) L 0-17 L 25-45 L 14- 34 W 42-14 L 14-28

MEDIA RELATIONS Contact

Jim Sheehan

E-Mail

jim.b.sheeehan@hofstra.edu

Office

(516) 463-6764

Fax

(516) 463-5033

Press Box Phone

(516) 463-5274

Web Site

GoHofstra.com


GAME 7 | OCTOBER 24 | VILLANOVA, PA.

GAME 8 | OCTOBER 31 | KINGSTON, R.I.

VILLANOVA

WILLIAM AND MARY

TOP RETURNEES PASSING Christopher Whitney

Head Coach Andy Talley

Junior RB Aaron Ball Quick Facts Result Villanova, Pa. Nickname Wildcats President Rev. Peter M. Donohoue, O.S.A Athletic Director Vince Nicastro Conference CAA Football Stadium Capacity Villanova Stadium Capacity 12,000 Head Coach Andy Talley Alma Mater (Year) Southern Connecticut (1967) Overall record 193-119-2 Years 29 Sesaons Record at Fordham (Years) 165-101-1 Years 24 Seasons Football Office (610) 519-4105

TOP RETURNEES

ATT CMP INT YDS TD 174 120 5 1448 10

RUSHING Aaron Ball Angelo Babbaro

ATT YDS AVG TD 214 1073 5.0 13 60 340 5.7 2

RECEIVING Matthew Szczur Angelo Babbaro

NO YDS AVG TD 32 511 16.0 4 23 225 9.8 1

TACKLES UT Osayi Osunde 44 Terence Thomas 40

AT 33 26

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

Press Box Phone Web Site

Head Coach Jimmye Laycock

TT SACKS INT 77 1.0 2 66 4.0 0 10-3 5-1 5-2 7-1 31/10 8/3 7/4

2009 SCHEDULE 9/3 at Temple 7 p.m. 9/12 Lehigh 7 p.m. 9/19 at Penn TBA 9/26 Northeastern 3:30 p.m. 10/3 William & Mary 7 p.m. 10/10 at New Hampshire Noon 10/17 at James Madison 3:30 p.m. COACHING STAFF 3:30 p.m. Head Coach Andy Talley 10/24 Rhode Island at Richmond 3:30 p.m. Def. Coord./Secondary Mark Reardon 11/7 1 p.m. Off. Coord./Quarterbacks Sam Venuto 11/14 at Towson 3:30 p.m. Rec. Coord./Wide Receivers Brian Flinn 11/21 Delaware Defensive Line Billy Crocker Running Backs/Tight Ends Darrius Smith 2008 RESULTS (10-3) at West Virginia L 48-21 Special Teams Coord./LBs Clint Wiley 8/30 Lehigh W 33-14 Cornerbacks David Riede 9/13 Penn W 20-14 Defensive Assistant Daniel Blume 9/20 9/27 Richmond W 26-20 10/4 at William & Mary W 38-28 Series Information W 44-7 Series Record Villanova leads 13-2 10/18 at Rhode Island L 23-19 Last 10 Meetings Villanova leads 9-1 10/25 James Madison at Northeastern W 20-14 Record at URI Villanova leads 6-1 11/1 New Hampshire W 24-13 Record at Villanova Villanova leads 7-1 11/8 W 34-31 First Meeting Oct. 1, 1988 11/15 Towson W 21-7 Villanova 20, URI 14 (Villanova, Pa.) 11/22 at Delaware W 55-28 Last Meeting Oct 18, 2008 11/29 Colgate at James Madison L 31-27 Villanova 44, URI 7 (Kingston, R.I.) 12/6 Last URI Win Oct 22, 2005 URI 48, Villanova 30 (Villanova, Pa.) MEDIA RELATIONS Last Villanova Win Oct 18, 2008 Villanova 44, URI 7 (Kingston, R.I.) Contact Dean Kenefick Longest URI Win Streak One E-Mail dean_kenefick@villanova.edu (1995,2005) Longest Villanova Win Streak Six Office (610) 519-4120 (1988-93, 1996-2004) Fax (610) 519-7323 URI’s Largest Margin of Victory 18 URI 48, Villanova 30 (Oct. 22, 2005) Villanova Largest Margin of Victory 42 Villanova 45, URI 3 (Nov. 16, 2002)

PASSING R.J. Archer

(610) 519-5290 Villanova.com

Sophomore RB Jonathan Grimes

ATT CMP INT YDS TD 53 28 1 387 3

RUSHING Jonathan Grimes Terrance Riggins

ATT YDS AVG TD 164 929 5.7 7 40 323 8.1 0

RECEIVING D.J. McAulay Chase Hill

NO YDS AVG TD 40 718 18.0 8 39 438 11.2 7

TACKLES UT David Caldwell 43 Jake Trantin 48

AT 35 28

Quick Facts Result Willamsburg, Pa.. Nickname Tribe President Gene R. Nichol Athletic Director Terry Driscoll Conference CAA Football Stadium Walter J. Zable Stadium at Carvey Field Capacity 12,259 Head Coach Jimmye Laycock Alma Mater (Year) William & Mary (1970) Overall record 189-138-2 Years 29 Seasons Record at William & Mary Years Same Football Office (757) 221-3337

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

Series Information Series Record William & Mary leads, 10-2 Last 10 Meetings William & Mary leads, 9-1 Record at URI William & Mary leads, 5-2 Record at W&M William & Mary leads, 5-0 First Meeting Sept. 3, 1994 William & Mary 28, URI 17 (Kingston, R.I.) Last Meeting Oct. 25, 2008 William & Mary 34, Rhode Island 24 Last URI Win Sept. 17, 2005 URI 48, William & Mary 29 (Kingston, R.I) Last William & Mary Win Oct. 25, 2008 William & Mary 34, Rhode Island 24 Longest URI Win Streak One (2001,2005) Longest William & Mary Win Streak Six (1994-2000) URI’s Largest Margin of Victory 19 URI 48, William & Mary 29 (Kingston, R.I.) W&M Largest Margin of Victory 38 W&M 44, URI 6 (Nov. 6, 2000)

10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

TT SACKS INT 78 1.0 2 76 1.0 0

7-4 4-2 3-2 5-3 39/11 7/4 8/3

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 @Virginia TBA 9/12 Central Connecticut State 7 p.m. 9/19 @Norfolk State 6 p.m. 9/26 Delaware 7 p.m. 10/3 @Villanova 7 p.m. 10/10 @Northeastern 1 p.m. 10/24 James Madison Noon COACHING STAFF 10/31 @Rhode Island 1 p.m. Head Coach Jimmye Laycock 11/7 Towson 1:30 p.m. Off. Coord./Wide Receivers Zbig Kepa 11/14 New Hampshire 1:30 p.m. Asst. Head Coach/Off. Line Bob Solderitch 11/21 @Richmond Noon Def. Coord./Secondary Bob Shoop Rec. Coord./Def. Line Trevor Andrews 2008 RESULTS (7-4) Linebackers Scott Boone 9/6 at NC State L 24-34 Running Backs Dave Corley, Jr. 9/13 VMI W 52-17 Cornerbacks Trey Henderson 9/20 Norfolk State W 52-12 TEs/Offensive Asst. Brendan Nugent 10/4 Villanova L 28-38 Linebackers/Def. Asst. John Bowes 10/11 at New Hampshire W 38-34

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

at Delaware Rhode Island at Towson Northeastern at James Madison Richmond

W W W W L L

27-3 34-24 34-14 38-17 24-48 20-23

MEDIA RELATIONS Contact

Pete Clawson

E-Mail

pmclaw@wm.edu

Office

(757) 221-3369

Fax

(757) 221-3412

Press Box Phone

(757) 221-3414

Web Site

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OPPONENT INFORMATION GAME 9 | NOVEMBER 7 | DURHAM, N.H.

GAME 10 | NOVEMBER 14 | ORONO, MAINE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MAINE

TOP RETURNEES PASSING R.J. Toman

Head Coach Sean McDonnell

Senior QB R.J. Toman Quick Facts Result Durham, N.H. Nickname Wildcats President Dr. Mark Huddleston Athletic Director Marty Scarano Conference CAA Football Stadium Cowell Stadium (6,500) Capacity 6,500 Head Coach Sean McDonnell Alma Mater (Year) New Hampshire (1978) Overall record 70-50 Years 10 Seasons Record at UNH Same Years Same Football Office (603) 862-1852 COACHING STAFF Head Coach Def. Coord./Secondary Quarterbacks Offensive Line Wide Receivers Defensive Ends Running Backs Tight Ends Outside LBs Inside LBs Defensive Tackles

Sean McDonnell Sean McGowan Tim Cramsey Joe Conlin Derek Sage Jon Shelton Ryan Carty Brian Barbato Mike Ferzoco Matt Dawson Jake Zweig

Series Information Series Record UNH leads 50-28-5 Last 10 Meetings UNH leads 8-2 Record at URI UNH leads 22-20-2 Record at UNH UNH leads 28-8-3 First Meeting Sept 23, 1905 UNH 6, URI 0 (Durham, N.H.) Last Meeting Sept 13, 2008 UNH 51, URI 43 (Kingston, R.I.) Last URI Win Sept 20, 2003 URI 55, UNH 40 Last New Hampshire Win Sept 13, 2008 UNH 51, URI 44 Longest URI Win Streak Four (1964-67) Longest UNH Win Streak Seven (1928-1946) Largest URI Margin of Victory 27 URI 27, UNH 0 (Oct. 6, 1951) Largest UNH Margin of Victory 52 UNH 59, URI 7 (Oct. 31, 1970)

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TOP RETURNEES

ATT CMP INT YDS TD 355 221 15 3110 28

RUSHING Chad Kackert Sean Jellison

ATT YDS AVG TD 99 630 6.4 6 43 223 5.2 2

RECEIVING Scott Sicko Chad Kackart

NO YDS AVG TD 50 660 13.2 7 15 176 11.7 2

TACKLES Dino Vasso Sean Ware

AT 33 47

UT 66 41

10-3 4-1 6-2 6-2 36/14 4/7 8/3

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 St. Francis University 9/12 at Ball State 9/26 Dartmouth 10/3 at Towson 10/10 Villanova 10/17 at Massachusetts 10/24 at Hofstra 10/31 Northeastern 11/7 Rhode Island 11/14 at William & Mary 11/21 Maine 2008 RESULTS (10-3) 9/6 at Army 9/13 at Rhode Island 9/20 Albany 9/27 at Dartmouth 10/11 William & Mary 10/18 at Northeastern 10/25 Towson 11/1 Hofstra 11/8 at Villanova 11/15 Massachusetts 11/22 at Maine 11/29 at Southern Illinois 12/6 at Northern Iowa

W W W W L W W W L W W W L

TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 28-10 51-43 32-24 42-6 34-38 33-21 42-14 45-25 13-24 52-21 28-24 29-20 34-36

MEDIA RELATIONS Scott Stapin

E-Mail

smstapin@hopper.unh.edu

Office

(603) 862-3906

Fax

(603) 862-2829

Press Box Phone

(603) 862-2585

Web Site

Head Coach Jack Cosgrove

TT SACKS INT 99 0 5 88 0.5 1

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

Contact

PASSING ATT CMP INT YDS TD Michael Brusko 104 67 7 936 8

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Senior QB Mike Brusko Quick Facts Result Orono, Maine Nickname Black Bears President Dr. Robert Kennedy Athletic Director Blake James Conference CAA Football Stadium Morse Field at Alfond Stadium Capacity 10,000 Head Coach Jack Cosgrove Alma Mater (Year) Maine (1978) Overall record (Years) 89-95 (16 Seasons) Years 16 seasons Record at Maine Same Years Same Football Office (207) 581-1062

RUSHING Jared Turcotte Michael Brusko

ATT YDS AVG TD 105 625 6.0 7 112 417 3.7 4

RECEIVING Tyrell Jones Landis Williams

NO YDS AVG TD 23 356 15.5 4 22 308 14.0 5

TACKLES UT AT Mark Masterson 38 30 Jordan Stevens 23 30

TT SACKS INT 68 2.0 1 53 4.0 0

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

8-5 4-2 4-3 5-3 39/15 8/3 5/6

2009 SCHEDULE 9/3 St. Cloud State 9/12 at Northeastern 9/19 at Albany 9/26 at Syracuse 10/3 Delaware 10/10 at Hofstra 10/17 Richmond COACHING STAFF Head Coach Jack Cosgrove 10/31 Massachusetts at James Madison Off. Coord./Quarterbacks Kevin Bourgoin 11/7 Rec. Coord./Def. Line Dwayne Wilmot 11/14 Rhode Island Special Teams Coord./RBs Kevin Cahill 11/21 at New Hampshire Run Game Coord./Off. Line Frank Giufre Linebackers Joe Rossi 2008 RESULTS (8-5) Rhode Island Wide Receivers Andre Fontenette 9/6 at Iowa Defensive Assistant Tom McEntire 8/30 at Monmouth Off. Asst./Tight Ends Dennis Dottin-Carter 9/6 Stony Brook Defensive Asst. Lamin Sisay 9/13 9/20 at Richmond 9/27 James Madison Series Information 10/11 at Delaware Series Record Maine leads, 50-34-3 Last 10 Meetings Maine leads, 8-2 10/18 Hofstra Record at URI URI leads, 16-15-1 10/25 Northeastern Iona Record at Maine Maine leads, 35-18-2 11/1 at Massachusetts First Meeting Sept. 30, 1911 11/8 URI 3, Maine 0 (Orono,Maine) 11/15 at Rhode Island Last Meeting Nov. 15, 2008 11/22 New Hampshire Maine 37, URI 7 (Kingston, R.I.) 11/29 at Northern Iowa Last URI Win Oct. 28, 2006 URI 3, Maine 0 (Kingston, R.I.) Last Maine Win Nov. 15, 2008 Maine 37, URI 7 (Kingston, R.I.) Longest URI Win Streak Five (1981-85) Longest Maine Win Streak Eight (1921-1930) URI Largest Margin of Victory 47 URI 47, Maine 0 (Oct. 7, 1978) Maine Largest Margin of Victory 44 Maine 44, URI 0 (Oct. 11, 1913)

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

7p.m. 1p.m. 4p.m. TBA 6p.m. 1p.m. Noon 3:30p.m. TBA Noon Noon

W L W W L L W W W W W W L L

16-0 3-46 21-17 28-13 17-44 10-24 27-10 41-40 20-0 55-7 21-20 37-7 28-24 40-15

MEDIA RELATIONS Contact

Doug DeBiase

Email: doug.debiase@umit.maine.edu Office Phone:

(207) 581-3596

Fax:

(207) 581-3297

Press Box Phone:

(207)581-1049

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GAME 11 | NOVEMBER 21 | KINGSTON, R.I.

ALL-TIME vs. RANKED OPPONENTS

NORTHEASTERN TOP RETURNEES

Head Coach Rocky Hager

RUSHING John Griffin Tony Torres

ATT YDS AVG TD 45 207 4.6 2 9 22 2.4 0

RECEIVING Tony Lott Greg Abelli

NO YDS AVG TD 35 449 12.8 1 37 310 8.4 1

TACKLES UT Phil Higgins 75 David Akinniyi 32

AT TT SACKS INT 47 122 0.5 0 27 59 6.0 0

Senior LB Phil Higgins Quick Facts Result Brookline, Mass. Nickname Huskies President Dr. Joseph Aoun Athletic Director Peter Roby Conference CAA Football Stadium (capacity) Parsons Field Capacity 7,000 Head Coach Rocky Hager Alma Mater (Year) Minot State (1974) Overall record 108-64-1 (15 Seasons) Years 15 Record at Northeastern 17-39 Years Five Seasons Football Office (617) 373-5549 COACHING STAFF Head Coach Rocky Hager Off. Coord./Off. Line Brian Surace Def. Coord./Def. Backs Frank Forcucci Special Teams Coord./Def. Line Eddie Davis Running Backs Rapheal Dowdye Rec. Coord./Quarterbacks Chris Ostrowsky Inside Linebackers Ralph Clark Tight Ends Eric Ouellette Wide Receivers Michael Lichten Outside Linebackers Corey Hetherman Series Information Series Record Rhode Island leads, 29-25-2 Last 10 Meetings Northeastern leads, 6-4 Record at URI Rhode Island leads, 18-10 Record at NU Northeastern leads, 15-11-2 First Meeting Oct. 13, 1934 Northeastern 6, URI 0 (Kingston, R.I.) Last Meeting Nov. 22, 2008 URI 29, Northeastern 14 (Brookline, Mass) Last URI Win Nov. 22, 2008 URI 29, Northeastern 14 (Brookline, Mass) Last NU Win Nov. 18, 2006 Northeastern 45, URI 31 (Brookline, Mass.) Longest URI Win Streak Six (1980-85) Longest NU Win Streak Five (2002-2007) URI’s Largest Margin of Victory 33 URI 33, Northeastern 0 (Oct. 10, 1981) NU’s Largest Margin of Victory 28 Three Times

Team Information 2008 Record Home Away Conference Lettermen R/L Offensive Starters R/L Defensive Starters R/L

2-10 1-4 1-6 1-7 48/13 5/6 7/4

2009 SCHEDULE 9/5 at Rhode Island 9/19 Columbia 9/26 at Colgate 10/3 Old Dominion 10/10 Bryant 10/17 at Cornell 10/24 at Lafayette 10/31 Holy Cross 11/7 Bucknell 11/14 Lehigh 11/21 at Georgetown

1p.m. 6p.m. 6p.m. 1p.m. 6p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1p.m. 1p.m. 1p.m. 1p.m. 1p.m.

2008 RESULTS (2-10) 9/6 Rhode Island W 8/28 at Ball State L 9/13 at Georgia Southern L 9/20 at Syracuse L 9/27 UC Davis W 10/4 at Towson W 10/11 Massachusetts L 10/18 New Hampshire L 10/25 at Maine L 11/1 Villanova L 11/8 at William & Mary L 11/15 at Hofstra L 11/22 Rhode Island L

16-0 14-48 27-34 21-30 27-10 35-17 24-28 31-33 0-20 14-20 17-38 14-42 14-29

Date Sept. 18, 1993 Oct. 23, 1993 Sept. 3, 1994 Oct. 8, 1994 Oct. 29, 1994 Nov. 4, 1994 Sept. 16, 1995 Oct. 7, 1995 Oct. 21, 1995 Nov. 11, 1995 Nov. 18, 1995 Nov. 2, 1996 Nov. 16, 1996 Nov. 1, 1997 Sept. 5, 1998 Oct. 17, 1998 Oct. 24, 1998 Nov. 7, 1998 Sept. 18, 1999 Oct. 30, 1999 Nov. 13, 1999 Sept. 2, 2000 Sept. 23, 2000 Oct. 14, 2000 Nov. 4, 2000 Aug. 30, 2001 Sept. 8, 2001 Oct. 13, 2001 Nov. 2, 2001 Sept. 7, 2002 Sept. 28, 2002 Nov. 9, 2002 Nov. 18, 2002 Sept. 6, 2003 Sept. 13, 2003 Oct. 11, 2002 Oct. 18, 2003 Nov. 22, 2003 Oct. 16, 2004 Oct. 30, 2004 Nov. 6, 2004 Sept. 17, 2005 Sept. 24, 2005 Oct. 15, 2005 Sept. 23, 2006 Oct. 7, 2006 Oct. 14, 2006 Oct. 21, 2006 Oct. 28, 2006 Nov. 11, 2006 Sept. 15, 2007 Sept. 22, 2007 Oct. 13, 2007 Oct. 20, 2007 Oct. 27, 2007 Nov. 3, 2007 Sept. 13, 2008 Oct. 4, 2008 Oct. 18, 2008 Oct. 25, 2008 Nov. 1, 2008 Nov. 15, 2008

MEDIA RELATIONS Contact

Opponent DELAWARE at Boston University WILLIAM & MARY BOSTON UNIVERSITY NEW HAMPSHIRE at Hofstra at New Hampshire at William & Mary CONNECTICUT HOFSTRA DELAWARE at Villanova at Delaware VILLANOVA WILLIAM & MARY at Hofstra at Connecticut MASSACHUSETTS HOFSTRA at Massachusetts at Delaware DELAWARE at Hofstra JAMES MADISON RICHMOND at Delaware HOFSTRA WILLIAM & MARY MAINE at Hofstra at Maine at William & Mary at Villanova FORDHAM NORTHEASTERN VILLANOVA at Delaware at Massachusetts at William & Mary VILLANOVA NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLIAM & MARY at Massachusetts at New Hampshire DELAWARE at James Madison RICHMOND at Massachusetts MAINE NEW HAMPSHIRE at Delaware HOFSTRA JAMES MADISON at Richmond at New Hampshire MASSACHUSETTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BROWN VILLANOVA at William and Mary MASSACHUSETTS MAINE

Ranking L, 11-32 L, 15-48 L, 17-38 L, 23-45 L, 7-13 L, 16-42 W, 10-7 L, 14-23 W, 24-19 L, 3-37 L, 19-24 L, 16-34 L, 27-43 L, 15-37 L, 13-21 L, 30-48 L, 17-31 L, 13-23 L, 13-28 L, 9-31 L, 0-35 L, 7-29 L, 12-30 W, 7-6 L, 10-13 (OT) W, 10-7 W, 35-26 W, 34-31 L, 14-26 L, 19-37 L, 14-26 L, 6-44 L, 3-45 L, 28-63 L, 39-42 L, 17-21 L, 10-55 L, 17-31 L, 24-31 L, 9-48 L, 3-27 W, 49-28 L, 6-14 L, 9-53 L, 17-24 L, 23-35 L, 6-31 L, 16-41 W, 3-0 L, 21-63 L, 9-38 L, 24-37 L, 27-44 L, 6-38 L, 36-49 W, 12-6 (OT) L, 43-51 W, 37-13 L, 7-44 L, 24-34 L, 0-49 L, 7-37

Most Common Opponents Jack Grinold

E-Mail

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Office

(617) 373-2691

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(617) 373-3152

Press Box Phone

(617) 373-5956

Web Site

Rank No. 3 No. 15 No. 21 No. 12 No. 25 No. 23 No. 22 No. 17 No. 15 No. 8 No. 8 No. 16 No. 13 No. 1 No. 14 No. 25 No. 10 No. 12 No. 7 No. 20 No. 25 No. 16 No. 12 No. 8 No. 13 No. 4 No. 4 No. 25 No. 24 No. 20 No. 3 No. 20 No. 4 No. 13 No. 6 No. 3 No. 4 No. 7 No. 16 No. 23 No. 8 No. 7 No. 24 No. 8 No. 18 No. 4 No. 25 No. 3 No. 15 No. 13 No. 10 No. 15 No. 9 No. 18 No. 8 No. 3 No. 10 No. 25 No. 10 No. 23 No. 15 No. 21

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Opponent Brown Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Northeastern Boston University Worcester Tech Delaware Springfield

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

Games 95 91 87 83 83 56 42 34 25 21

First Meeting 1909 1897 1911 1903 1905 1934 1919 1903 1922 1904

Last Meeting 2008 2006 2008 2008 2008 2008 1997 1942 2007 1982

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ALL-TIME OPPONENT RECORDS Brown

Home 7-5, Away 18-61-2 Date Result 9/29/09 L, 0-6 10/5/10 L, 0-5 10/4/11 L, 0-12 10/5/12 L, 0-14 10/4/13 L, 0-19 10/3/14 L, 0-20 9/25/15 L, 0-38 9/30/16 L, 0-18 9/29/17 L, 0-27 9/27/19 L, 0-27 9/25/20 L, 0-25 9/24/21 L, 0-6 9/30/22 L, 0-27 9/26/25 L, 0-33 9/26/26 L, 0-14 9/24/27 L, 0-27 11/24/28 L, 7-33 10/5/29 L, 6-14 9/27/30 L, 0-7 10/3/31 L, 0-18 10/1/32 L, 0-19 10/7/33 L, 0-26 10/6/34 L, 0-13 10/5/35 W, 13-7 10/3/36 L, 6-7 10/2/37 L, 6-13 10/22/38 L, 21-40 9/30/39 L, 0-34 10/5/40 L, 17-20 10/11/41 L, 7-14 10/3/42 L, 0-28 10/12/46 L, 0-29 10/11/47 L, 6-55 10/9/48 L, 0-33 10/8/49 L, 0-46 10/14/50 L, 13-55 10/13/51 L, 13-20 10/11/52 W, 7-6 10/10/53 W, 19-13 10/9/54 L, 0-35 10/22/55 W, 19-7 10/27/56 L, 7-27 10/26/57 L, 0-21 10/25/58 L, 6-47 10/24/59 L, 0-6 10/22/60 L, 14-36 10/28/61 W, 12-9 10/27/62 T, 12-12 10/26/63 L, 7-33 10/24/64 L, 14-30 9/25/65 W, 14-6 9/24/66 L, 27-40 9/30/67 W, 12-8 9/28/68 L, 9-10 9/27/69 L, 0-21 9/26/70 L, 14-21 9/25/71 W, 34-21 9/30/72 W, 21-17 9/29/73 T, 20-20 9/28/74 L, 15-45 9/27/75 L, 20-41 9/25/76 L, 0-3 9/24/77 L, 10-28 9/30/78 W, 17-3 9/29/79 L, 13-31 11/22/80 L, 3-9 11/7/81 L, 8-10 9/25/82 L, 20-24 9/24/83 W, 30-16 9/29/84 W, 34-13 9/28/85 L, 27-32 9/27/86 L, 7-27 9/26/87 L, 15-17 9/24/88 W, 14-10 930/89 W, 18-13 9/22/90 W, 23-3 10/5/91 W, 38-36 10/2/93 W, 30-7 9/24/94 L, 29-32 9/23/95 L, 28-31 9/28/96 W, 28-13 10/18/97 L, 15-23 10/3/98 W, 44-16 10/16/99 L, 25-27 9/30/00 L, 19-29 9/29/01 W, 42-38 10/5/02 W, 38-28 10/4/03 W, 27-9 10/2/04 L, 13-20 10/1/05 L, 35-45 9/30/06 W, 28-21 9/30/07 W, 49-42 (2 OT) 10/4/08 W, 37-13

25-66-2 Location Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I.* Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Providence, R.I. Kingston, R.I.

* - The 1981 season marked the first season in which Rhode Island and Brown played for the Governor’s Cup Trophy.

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CONNECTICUT

34-49-2

Home 21-20-2, Away 13-29-6 10/23/97 L, 8-22 Storrs, Conn. 11/18/99 L, 0-17 Storrs, Conn. 10/21/00 L, 0-43 Kingston, R.I. 11/3/01 L, 0-27 Storrs, Conn. 11/14/03 W, 11-6 Kingston, R.I. 11/19/04 T, 10-10 Storrs, Conn. 11/26/07 W, 42-0 Kingston, R.I. 11/20/08 W, 12-10 Storrs, Conn. 11/20/09 W, 51-0 Kingston, R.I. 10/29/10 W, 33-0 Storrs, Conn. 1/23/15 W, 9-7 Storrs, Conn. 10/28/16 W, 13-6 Kingston, R.I. 11/22/19 L, 3-7 Kingston, R.I. 11/20/20 T, 0-0 Storrs, Conn. 11/19/21 W, 27-21 Kingston, R.I. 11/18/22 W, 12-7 Storrs, Conn. 11/17/23 L, 0-7 Kingston, R.I. 11/15/24 L, 0-22 Storrs, Conn. 11/14/25 T, 0-0 Kingston, R.I. 11/13/26 L, 0-33 Storrs, Conn. 11/12/27 W, 12-0 Kingston, R.I. 11/17/28 L, 0-24 Storrs, Conn. 11/16/29 W, 19-6 Kingston, R.I. 11/15/30 T, 0-0 Storrs, Conn. 10/14/31 W, 14-0 Kingston, R.I. 11/12/32 T, 19-19 Storrs, Conn. 11/11/33 W, 20-7 Kingston, R.I. 11/10/34 W, 19-0 Storrs, Conn. 11/9/35 W, 7-0 Kingston, R.I. 11/7/36 L, 0-33 Storrs, Conn. 11/6/37 L, 7-13 Kingston, R.I. 11/5/38 W, 21-20 Kingston, R.I. 11/11/39 L, 14-20 Kingston, R.I. 11/9/40 W, 13-12 Storrs, Conn. 11/8/41 W, 6-0 Kingston, R.I. 11/7/42 L, 6-13 Storrs, Conn. 11/9/46 L, 0-33 Kingston, R.I. 11/8/47 L, 0-23 Storrs, Conn. 11/6/48 L, 6-28 Kingston, R.I. 11/5/49 L, 0-23 Storrs, Conn. 11/8/50 W, 14-7 Kingston, R.I. 11/17/51 L, 6-21 Storrs, Conn. 11/15/52 W, 28-25 Kingston, R.I. 11/14/53 W, 19-13 Storrs, Conn. 11/13/54 W, 20-0 Kingston, R.I. 11/21/55 W, 25-0 Storrs, Conn. 11/17/56 L, 6-51 Kingston, R.I. 11/16/57 T, 0-0 Storrs, Conn. 11/15/58 L, 8-36 Kingston, R.I. 11/14/59 L, 0-34 Storrs, Conn. 11/12/60 L, 6-42 Storrs, Conn. 11/18/61 L, 0-37 Kingston, R.I. 11/17/62 L, 0-27 Storrs, Conn. 11/16/63 W, 13-12 Kingston, R.I. 11/14/64 L, 7-28 Storrs, Conn. 11/13/65 L, 0-14 Kingston, R.I. 11/12/66 T, 0-0 Storrs, Conn. 11/18/67 L, 18-26 Kingston, R.I. 11/16/68 L, 6-35 Storrs, Conn. 11/15/69 L, 15-25 Kingston, R.I. 11/14/70 L, 12-33 Storrs, Conn. 11/13/71 L, 6-10 Kingston, R.I. 11/18/72 L, 21-42 Storrs, Conn. 11/17/73 T, 7-7 Kingston, R.I. 11/16/74 W, 14-13 Storrs, Conn. 11/15/75 L, 10-21 Kingston, R.I. 11/13/76 W, 17-14 Storrs, Conn. 11/12/77 W, 14-7 Kingston, R.I. 11/18/78 L, 6-31 Storrs, Conn. 11/17/79 L, 9-10 Kingston, R.I. 11/15/80 L, 30-56 Storrs, Conn. 11/14/81 W, 34-29 Kingston, R.I. 11/13/82 L, 21-26 Storrs, Conn. 11/12/83 L, 17-18 Kingston, R.I. 11/17/84 W, 29-19 Storrs, Conn. 11/16/85 W, 56-42 Kingston, R.I. 11/15/86 L, 14-21 Storrs, Conn. 11/14/87 L, 7-52 Kingston, R.I. 11/19/88 W, 21-19 Storrs, Conn. 11/18/89 L, 28-35 Kingston, R.I. 11/17/90 L, 21-51 Storrs, Conn. 11/28/91 W, 20-10 Kingston, R.I. 11/21/92 L,0-38 Storrs, Conn. 11/6/93 L, 9-41 Kingston, R.I. 10/22/94 L, 16-33 Storrs, Conn. 10/21/95 W, 24-19 Kingston, R.I. 10/25/97 L, 21-37 Storrs, Conn. 10/24/98 L, 17-31 Storrs, Conn. 10/2/99 L, 9-20 Storrs, Conn. 11/11/00 W, 26-21 Storrs, Conn. 8/31/06 L, 7-52 East Hartford, Conn.

Fordham

Home 1-2, Away 2-3 Date Result 10/19/12 W, 6-0 10/24/14 L, 0-21 11/13/15 L, 0-7

3-5 Location Bronx, N.Y. Bronx, N.Y. Bronx, N.Y.

9/6/03 9/4/04 9/3/05 9/1/07 9/7/08

L, 28-63 W, 37-36 W, 34-20 L, 23-27 L, 0-16

Hofstra

Home 4-7, Away 2-10 Date Result 10/24/53 L, 12-27 10/23/54 W, 46-14 11/11/61 L, 0-12 11/10/62 L, 8-20 11/9/63 W, 23-7 11/7/64 L, 7-28 10/2/92 L, 18-28 9/11/93 W, 37-32 11/4/94 L, 16-42 11/11/95 L, 3-37 11/23/96 L, 0-21 10/4/97 L, 21-28 10/17/98 L, 30-48 9/18/99 L, 13-28 9/23/00 L, 12-30 9/8/01 W, 35-26 9/7/02 L, 19-37 11/15/03 W, 24-0 9/25/04 L, 42-63 10/29/05 L, 24-37 11/4/06 W, 20-13 9/22/07 L, 27-34 9/20/08 L, 20-23

Maine

Home 16-15-1, Away 18-35-2 Date Result 9/30/11 W, 3-0 10/12/12 L, 0-18 10/11/13 L, 0-44 10/14/16 W, 13-0 10/16/20 T, 7-7 10/15/21 L, 3-7 9/22/23 L, 0-14 9/27/24 L, 0-37 10/1/26 L, 0-7 10/1/27 L, 0-27 9/29/28 L, 6-20 9/28/29 L, 0-6 10/4/30 L, 12-13 9/26/31 W, 8-7 9/24/32 L, 0-12 9/30/33 W, 6-0 9/29/34 W, 6-0 9/25/35 L, 0-7 9/26/36 W, 7-0 9/25/37 T, 0-0 9/24/38 W, 14-6 10/7/39 L, 0-14 9/28/40 L, 0-7 9/27/41 W, 20-13 10/13/45 W, 10-7 9/28/46 W, 14-13 9/27/47 L, 13-33 9/25/48 L, 7-13 9/24/49 L, 7-19 9/30/50 L, 0-13 9/29/51 L, 0-12 9/27/52 L, 0-13 9/26/53 W, 13-6 9/25/54 W, 14-7 9/24/55 W, 7-0 9/29/56 L, 0-40 9/28/57 W, 25-7 9/27/58 L, 8-37 9/26/59 T, 0-0 9/24/60 L, 0-7 9/30/61 L, 20-22 9/29/62 W, 14-7 9/28/63 W, 20-16 9/26/64 L, 15-23 10/23/65 L, 0-36 10/22/66 L, 6-21 11/11/67 W, 34-12 11/16/68 L, 15-21 10/4/69 L, 7-35 10/3/70 W, 23-6 10/2/71 L, 7-21 10/7/72 L, 7-10 10/6/73 L, 7-20 10/5/74 L, 19-29 10/4/75 L, 14-23 10/2/76 W, 14-9 10/1/77 W, 28-0 10/7/78 W, 47-0 10/6/79 W, 10-0 9/20/80 L, 11-14 9/19/81 W, 21-20 9/18/82 W, 58-55 (6 OT) 9/17/83 W, 24-16 9/22/84 W, 27-0 9/21/85 W, 34-14 9/20/86 L, 14-34 9/19.87 L, 20-24

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Bronx, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Bronx, N.Y.

6-17 Location Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y. Kingston, R.I. Hempstead, N.Y.

34-50-3 Location Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I.

10/15/88 10/14/89 10/13/90 10/19/91 10/17/92 10/16/93 9/10/94 9/9/95 9/21/96 9/6/97 10/10/98 10/23/99 10/28/00 11/3/01 9/28/02 11/13/04 11/12/05 10/28/06 11/10/07 11/15/08

L, 14-28 L, 21-47 L, 17-24 W, 52-30 L, 9-21 W, 23-26* W, 28-21 W, 17-13 L, 19-58 L, 14-30 W, 18-17 W, 23-14 L, 7-37 L, 14-26 L, 14-31 L, 28-42 L, 24-27 (OT) W, 3-0 L, 0-35 L, 7-37

Massachusetts

Home 17-22, Away 18-24-2 Date Result 10/14/03 L, 0-46 10/7/05 L, 0-11 10/5/07 L, 0-11 9/25/08 L, 0-2 9/24/10 T, 0-0 9/23/11 W, 5-0 9/21/12 W, 7-0 11/8/19 L, 11-19 11/16/20 T, 7-7 11/5/21 W, 7-2 10/21/33 L, 12-14 10/20/34 W, 7-0 10/19/35 L, 6-7 10/17/36 L, 8-13 10/16/37 W, 12-6 10/15/38 W, 20-0 10/21/39 W, 23-20 10/19/40 W, 9-3 10/18/41 W, 34-6 10/17/42 W, 21-6 10/19/46 W, 14-6 10/18/47 W, 20-13 10/16/48 W, 19-12 10/15/49 L, 19-32 10/21/50 W, 38-27 10/20/51 L, 7-40 10/18/52 W, 26-7 10/17/53 W, 41-14 10/16/54 W, 52-6 10/15/55 W, 39-15 10/20/56 W, 34-14 10/19/57 W, 27-13 10/18.58 W, 24-8 10/17/59 W, 30-6 10/15/60 L, 16-34 10/21/61 L, 0-25 10/20/62 L, 8-42 10/19/63 L, 0-57 10/17/64 L, 0-7 10/16/65 L, 0-30 10/15/66 L, 9-14 10/21/67 L, 24-28 10/19/68 W, 14-9 10/18/69 L, 9-21 10/17/70 W, 14-7 10/16/71 W, 31-3 10/21/72 L, 7-42 10/20/73 W, 41-35 10/19/74 L, 7-17 10/18/75 L, 7-23 10/16/76 L, 7-14 10/15/77 L, 6-37 10/21/78 L, 17-19 10/20/79 L, 0-24 10/4/80 L, 8-26 10/3/81 W, 16-10 10/2/82 L, 7-17 10/1/83 W, 13-3 10/6/84 W, 20-19 10/5/85 W, 7-3 10/4/86 L, 17-31 10/3/87 L, 7-42 10/8/88 L, 7-26 10/7/89 L, 6-31 10/6/90 L, 13-16 10/12/91 W, 17-14 10/10/92 L, 7-32 10/9/93 L, 14-36 10/1/94 L, 12-22 9/30/95 W, 34-0 10/5/96 W, 41-21 9/27/97 L, 14-18 11/7/98 L, 13-23 10/30/99 L, 9-31 11/18/00 L, 21-29 11/17/01 L, 7-24 11/23/02 L, 21-48 11/22/03 L, 17-31 10/23/04 W, 27-24

Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I. Orono, Maine Kingston, R.I.

35-46-2 Location Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Massachusetts Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I.


9/24/05 10/21/06 11/3/07 11/1/08

L, 6-14 L, 16-41 W, 12-6 (OT) L, 0-49

New Hampshire

Home 20-22-2, Away 8-28-3 Date Result 9/23/05 L, 0-6 10/20/06 L, 0-20 11/2/07 T, 6-6 11/14/08 W, 12-0 11/13/09 L, 5-11 11/12/10 W, 6-0 10/28/11 W, 9-8 11/2/12 W, 25-0 11/1/13 L, 0-13 10/31/14 W, 7-0 11/14/14 T, 0-0 11/22/15 W, 19-0 11/18/16 L, 0-12 10/20/17 T, 0-0 10/13/23 L, 0-13 10/11/24 L, 6-17 10/17/25 L, 0-26 10/16/26 L, 6-7 10/15/27 W, 20-18 10/13/28 L, 0-12 10/24/42 L, 13-14 10/5/46 L, 12-25 10/4/47 L, 7-33 10/2/48 L, 7-19 10/1/49 L, 20-28 10/7/50 L, 14-27 10/6/51 W, 27-0 10/4/52 W, 27-7 10/3/53 L, 13-14 10/2/54 L, 7-33 10/1/55 T, 13-13 10/6/56 L, 7-13 10/5/57 W, 28-13 10/4/58 W, 20-13 10/3/59 L, 0-45 10/1/60 L, 6-13 10/7/61 W, 20-0 10/6/62 T, 6-6 10/5/63 L, 13-25 10/3/64 W, 22-8 10/2/65 W, 23-6 10/1/66 W, 17-6 10/7/67 W, 13-6 11/2/68 L, 6-27 11/1/69 W, 14-6 10/31/70 L, 7-59 10/30/71 L, 0-26 11/4/72 L, 10-14 11/3/73 W, 40-16 11/2/74 L, 14-29 11/1/75 L, 6-23 11/6/76 L, 6-31 10/29/77 W, 21-20 11/4/78 W, 19-14 11/3/79 L, 6-21 11/1/80 L, 28-31 10/31/81 W, 14-12 10/30/82 W, 23-20 10/29/83 L, 13-14 11/3/84 L, 12-14 11/2/85 W, 30-20 11/1/86 L, 24-28 10/31/87 L, 14-28 11/12/88 L, 9-17 11/11/89 L, 0-25 11/10/90 W, 24-14 11/16/91 L, 35-42 11/14/92 L, 13-20 11/13/93 L, 22-51 10/29/94 L, 7-13 9/16/95 W, 10-7 9/14/96 L, 26-35 9/13/97 W, 35-21 11/14/98 L, 7-9 9/4/99 L, 14-37 9/9/00 L, 12-13 10/20/01 W, 31-27 9/20/03 W, 55-40 11/6/04 L, 3-27 10/15/05 L, 9-53 11/11/06 L, 21-63 10/27/07 L, 36-49 9/13/09 L, 43-51

Northeastern

Home 18-10, Away 11-15-2 Date Result 10/13/34 L, 0-6 10/12/35 T, 6-6 10/24/36 L, 12-15 10/23/37 L, 6-8 10/28/39 W, 7-6 9/21/40 W, 10-0 9/22/51 L, 0-21 9/20/52 W, 32-0

Amherst, Mass. Amherst, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I.

28-50-5 Location Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I. Durham, N.H. Kingston, R.I.

29-25-2 Location Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I.

9/20/53 9/18/54 9/17/55 9/22/56 9/21/57 9/20/58 9/19/59 9/17/60 9/23/61 9/22/62 9/21/63 9/18/64 9/18/71 9/23/72 9/22/73 9/21/74 9/22/75 9/18/76 9/10/77 9/16/78 9/15/79 9/13/80 10/10/81 10/9/82 10/8/83 10/13/84 11/9/85 11/22/86 11/7/87 11/5/88 9/23/89 11/3/90 11/9/91 11/7/92 9/25/93 9/17/94 9/20/97 9/26/98 11/20/99 10/21/00 11/24/01 10/12/02 9/13/03 11/20/04 11/19/05 11/18/06 11/17/07 11/22/08

W, 13-7 W, 13-7 T, 13-13 W, 13-12 W, 12-7 L, 6-26 W, 8-6 W, 20-0 L, 13-26 L, 0-28 L, 13-28 W, 20-11 L, 22-36 W, 27-7 W, 35-7 W, 48-36 L, 16-21 W, 15-14 L, 12-21 W, 27-13 L, 7-17 W, 24-19 W, 33-0 W, 14-13 W, 33-30 W, 30-22 W, 34-21 L, 9-36 L, 3-21 L, 19-24 L, 0-17 W, 31-11 W, 28-20 L, 26-35 W, 15-13 W, 27-20 L, 13-41 L, 17-24 L, 10-20 W, 38-24 W, 27-26 L, 13-38 L, 39-42 L, 14-42 L, 14-17 L, 31-45 W, 35-30 W, 29-14

Towson

Home 2-2, Away3-2 Date Result 9/13/86 L, 14-35 11/21/87 L, 6-19 11/4/89 W, 19-6 9/8/90 W, 40-21 9/28/91 W, 45-25 9/12/92 W, 36-19 10/9/04 W, 28-16 10/8/05 L, 14-23 10/11/08 L, 32-37

Villanova

Home 1-6, Away 1-7 Date Result 10/1/88 L, 14-20 10/28/89 L, 25-28 10/27/90 L, 7-14 11/2/91 L, 14-49 10/31/92 L, 3-34 10/30/93 L, 10-14 11/4/95 W, 27-10 11/2/96 L, 16-34 11/1/97 L, 15-37 11/21/98 L, 15-27 11/16/02 L, 3-45 10/11/03 L, 17-21 10/30/04 L, 9-48 10/22/07 W, 48-30 10/18/08 L, 7-44

William & Mary

Home 2-5, Away 0-5 Date Result 9/3/94 L, 17-28 10/7/95 L, 14-23 9/7/96 L, 16-23 9/5/98 L, 13-21 11/5/99 L, 6-24 10/7/00 L, 16-26 10/13/01 W, 34-31 11/6/02 L, 6-44 10/25/03 L, 24-37 10/16/04 L, 24-31 9/17/05 W, 48-29 10/25/08 L, 24-34

Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass. Kingston, R.I. Brookline, Mass.

5-4 Location Kingston, R.I. Towson, Md. Towson, Md. Kingston, R.I. Towson, Md. Kingston, R.I. Towson, Md. Kingston, R.I. Towson, Md.

2-13 Location Villanova, Pa. Kingston, R.I. Villanova, Pa. Kingston, R.I. Villanova, Pa. Villanova, Pa. Kingston, R.I. Villanova, Pa. Kingston, R.I. Villanova, Pa. Villanova, Pa. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Villanova, Pa. Kingston, R.I.

2-10 Location Kingston, R.I. Williamsburg, Va. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Kingston, R.I. Williamsburg, Va. Kingston, R.I. Williamsburg, Va. Kingston, R.I. Williamsburg, Va. Kingston, R.I. Williamsburg, Va.

ALL-TIME OPPONENTS Opponent Air Force-Europe Akron American Int'l Amherst Army Arnold Ball State Bates Boise State Boston College Boston University. Bowdoin Brandeis Bridgeport Brooklyn Brown Bucknell Buffalo Bryant Central Connecticut Cincinnati CCNY Coast Guard Colby Colgate Connecticut Cortland State C.W. Post Delaware Delaware State Florida A&M Fordham Furman Hampton Harvard Hofstra Holy Cross Howard Idaho State Jacksonville St. James Madison Kings Point Lafayette Lehigh Lowell Textile Maine Massachusetts Merrimack Monmouth Montana State Morgan State New Hampshire NYU Northeastern Norwich Providence Richmond Rutgers So. Connecticut Springfield St. Mary’s (N.S.) St. Stevens Syracuse Temple Towson Trinity Tufts Union Vermont Villanova Virginia Tech Virginia Union VMI Wesleyan Western Maryland William & Mary Worcester Tech

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

W 1 1 3 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 13 0 3 1 5 25 1 0 1 2 0 1 12 0 0 34 1 0 7 1 0 3 0 2 0 6 0 2 0 0 3 3 3 3 5 34 35 1 1 0 0 28 0 29 1 2 5 0 5 11 1 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 18

L 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 2 4 29 1 0 0 0 66 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 49 0 1 18 1 2 5 1 0 1 17 8 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 4 50 46 0 0 1 1 49 5 25 0 6 11 1 0 8 0 2 1 11 4 1 0 1 8 13 1 0 1 3 1 10 12

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4

1st Mtg. Last Mtg. 1973 1973 1985 1985 1938 1996 1913 1913 2007 2007 1929 1933 1983 1983 1924 1950 1981 1993 1909 2008 1919 1997 1921 1921 1957 1959 1974 1974 1933 1952 1909 2008 1966 1967 1949 1959 2002 2002 2004 2005 2003 2003 1924 1927 1922 1947 1913 1913 1916 1916 1897 2006 1969 1969 1975 1975 1922 2007 1994 1995 1979 1981 1912 2008 1985 1985 1972 2001 1923 1923 1953 2008 1917 1980 1984 1985 1981 1981 1955 1955 1987 2007 1977 1981 1982 1985 1977 1985 1922 1941 1911 2008 1903 2008 2006 2006 2008 2008 1984 1984 1999 1999 1905 2008 1909 1923 1934 2008 1911 1911 1931 1941 1984 2007 1945 1945 1968 1986 1904 1982 1975 1975 1915 1922 2002 2002 1949 1975 1986 2008 1905 1905 1910 1937 1915 1920 1942 1974 1988 2008 1980 1980 1978 1978 1977 1977 1914 1920 1925 1925 1994 2008 1903 1942

Home 0-0 1-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 4-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-1 7-13 0-0 1-0 1-0 4-0 7-5 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-1 8-0 0-0 0-0 21-20-2 1-0 0-1 4-7 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 0-0 4-7 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-0-1 2-0 1-1 5-2 16-15-1 17-22 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 20-22-2 0-1 18-10 1-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 5-0 5-5-1 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-4 2-2 0-0 1-0 0-0 4-5 1-6 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-5 9-7-1

Away 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2-1 0-2 1-3 6-16 0-1 2-0 0-0 1-0 18-61-2 0-1 0-2 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-2 4-1 0-1 0-1 13-29-6 0-0 0-0 3-11 1-0 0-2 2-3 0-1 1-0 0-1 2-10 0-8 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-4 1-0 1-0 2-1 0-2 18-35-2 18-24-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 8-28-3 0-4-1 11-15-2 0-0 0-4 2-7 0-1 0-0 6-3-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-7 3-2 0-0 2-0 0-1-1 5-3-1 1-7 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-3-3 0-1 0-5 9-5-3

Neut. 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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HOMECOMING Homecoming has been an official event at the University of Rhode Island since 1924. Since that time, the Rams have posted an overall record of 3744-1. There was no Homecoming from 1943-45 as Rhode Island canceled football in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II. Rhode Island has attracted 444,283 (an average of 7,165) fans in 82 Homecoming contests. The largest crowd in Meade Stadium history, 13,053, witnessed Rhode Island’s 22-7 win over Boston University in the 1984 Homecoming contest. Last season, 6,704 fans came to Meade Stadium to see the Rams take on Villanova. Rhody’s 2008 attendance mark was its highest since 1998 when URI defeated Brown 44-16. This season, the Rams will host Homecoming on Oct. 17 when the Pride of Hofstra University return to Kingston. Date

Opponent (Attendance)

Result

Oct. 29, 1938 Worcester Tech (2,000)

L, 14-19

Oct. 3, 1953

L, 13-14

Oct. 20, 1990 Boston University (10,228) L, 13-15

L, 9-14

Nov. 11, 1939 Connecticut (3,500)

L, 14-20

Nov. 13, 1954 Connecticut (2,500)

W, 20-0

Oct. 19, 1991 Maine (10,145)

Nov. 7, 1925 Connecticut

T, 0-0

Nov. 2, 1940 Worcester Tech (100)

W, 18-0

Oct. 29, 1955 Springfield (4,500)

W, 20-7

Oct. 24, 1992 Boston University (7,097)

Oct. 16, 1926 New Hampshire

L, 6-7

Nov. 8, 1941 Connecticut

W, 6-0

Nov. 17, 1956 Connecticut (6,000)

L, 6-51

Oct. 16, 1993 Maine (6,879)

Nov. 1, 1924 Worcester Tech

Nov. 12, 1927 Connecticut

W, 12-0

Oct. 31, 1942 Worcester Tech

W, 66-13

New Hampshire (5,000)

W, 52-30

Nov. 2, 1957 Springfield (1,000)

L, 0-14

Oct. 29, 1994 New Hampshire (5,239)

L, 0-12

1943

No team-World War II

Nov. 15, 1958 Connecticut (5,000)

L, 8-36

Oct. 21, 1995 Connecticut (7,237)

Nov. 16, 1929 Connecticut

W, 19-6

1944

No team-World War II

Oct. 31, 1959 Springfield (6,000)

L, 0-21

Nov. 8, 1930 Worcester Tech

W, 45-0

1945

No Homecoming

Oct. 15, 1960 Massachusetts (5,000)

Oct. 24, 1931 Coast Guard

W, 33-6

Nov. 9, 1946 Connecticut (5,000)

L, 0-33

Oct. 4, 1947

L, 7-33

Oct. 5, 1963

Oct. 13, 1928 New Hampshire

Nov. 5, 1932 Worcester Tech

L, 0-12

New Hampshire (3,000)

Nov. 11, 1933 Connecticut

W, 20-7

Nov. 6, 1948 Connecticut (4,500)

L, 6-28

Nov. 3, 1934 Worcester Tech (1,500)

W, 44-0

Oct. 29, 1949 Springfield (4,400)

L, 13-34

Nov. 9, 1935 Connecticut Oct. 11, 1936 Worcester Tech (2,000) Nov. 6, 1937 Connecticut

L, 7-13 W, 24-19

Oct. 26, 1996 Boston University (5,000)

W, 38-7

L, 16-34

Oct. 4, 1997

Hofstra (5,178)

L, 21-28

Nov. 18, 1961 Connecticut (6,000)

L, 0-27

Oct. 3, 1998

Brown (7,214)

W, 44-16

Oct. 20, 1962 Massachusetts (7,444)

L, 8-42

Oct. 23, 1999 Maine (4,458)

W, 23-14

New Hampshire (6,000)

L, 13-25

Oct. 14, 2000 James Madison (4,914)

W, 7-6

Oct. 10, 1964 Vermont (10,000)

L, 8-16

Oct. 20, 2001 New Hampshire (5,687)

W, 31-27 W, 17-14

W, 7-0

Nov. 18, 1950 Connecticut (4,712)

W, 14-7

Oct. 23, 1965 Maine (10,000)

L, 0-36

Oct. 19, 2002 Delaware (5,791)

W, 19-0

Nov. 3, 1951 Springfield (5,000)

W, 25-19

Oct. 8, 1966

Vermont (11,700)

L, 7-21

Oct. 11, 2003 Villanova (2,623)

L, 7-13

Nov. 15, 1952 Connecticut (8,000)

W, 28-25

Oct. 7, 1967

New Hampshire (11,000)

Oct. 12, 1968 Vermont (10,000) Oct. 4, 1969

Maine (11,000)

Oct. 17, 1970 Massachusetts (12,000) Oct. 2, 1971

Maine (10,000)

Oct. 14, 1972 Vermont (7,642) Nov. 3, 1973 New Hampshire (9,473)

W, 13-6 W, 52-10 L, 7-35 W, 14-7 L, 7-21

Oct. 23, 2004 Massachusetts (4,376) Oct. 8, 2005

Maine (2,508)

Oct. 14, 2006 Richmond (3,403) Oct. 13, 2007 James Madison (6,163) Oct. 18, 2008 Villanova (6,704)

L, 17-21 W, 27-24 L, 23-14 L, 6-31 L, 27-44 L, 7-44

L, 13-14 W, 40-16

* Maine forfeited the game for using

Oct. 12, 1974 Vermont (5,212)

W, 14-0

an ineligible player

Oct. 4, 1975

L, 14-23

Maine (7,132)

Oct. 23, 1976 Boston University (6,133) Oct. 1, 1977

Maine (8,457)

L, 0-36 W, 28-0

Oct. 21, 1978 Massachusetts (7,595)

L, 17-19

Oct. 6, 1979

Maine (8,158)

W, 10-0

Oct. 4, 1980

Massachusetts (10,443)

Oct. 10, 1981 Northeastern (9,842)

L, 8-26 W, 33-0

Oct. 16, 1982 Boston University (10,230) L, 16-26 Oct. 8, 1983

Northeastern (12,211)

W, 30-10

Oct. 20, 1984 Boston University (13,052) W, 22-7 Oct. 26, 1985 Lafayette (12,933)

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L, 21-34

W, 23-26* (2 OT)

W, 41-19

Oct. 18, 1986 Boston University (9,882)

L, 0-17

Oct. 31, 1987 New Hampshire (11,231)

L, 14-28

Oct. 22, 1988 Richmond (5,980)

L, 10-14

Oct. 14, 1989 Maine (8,847)

L, 21-47

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CAA FOOTBALL CAA Football fans thought the league’s opening season in 2007 was spectacular in terms of success. Little did they know 2008 would build off the previous season’s success, and include the league’s fourth National Championship. In 2008 as many as six teams ranked among the national Top-25 during the season, while both James Madison and Richmond had a stranglehold on the No. 1 spot over the last 11 weeks of the season. CAA Football upped its record of national player of the week honorees by earning 19 last season, compared to 15 accolades in 2007. All of the regular season success carried over into the postseason when, once again, CAA Football equalled its own record by placing five squads in the NCAA Division I Football Championships. Prior to the 2007 season no conference had earned more than four berths in one season, and CAA Football has now done it twice in two seasons. The CAA Football dominance in the regular season carried over into the postseason as four of its five playoff squads advanced to the quarterfinal round. Both James Madison and Richmond moved on to the final four, marking the ninth time in 12 years a CAA Football squad has competed in the semifinals. Richmond logged a come-frombehind win over Northern Iowa in the semifinals, giving the league its fifth National Final berth in six seasons. The Spiders then went on to dominate Montana in the Championship game, 24-7, to earn the league’s first NCAA crown under the CAA Football banner. Richmond’s National Championship was also the league’s fourth in 10 years and third over the last six seasons. Following the season, the league boasted six Top-25 teams, four Top-10 squads and notched a total of 78 All-America honors. The quality and depth of CAA Football is unmatched in the FCS. Ten of the league’s 12 teams have participated in the NCAA playoffs over the past eight seasons and at least one team has advanced to the national semifinals in nine of the last 12 years. In 2004, James Madison claimed the national championship with a 31-21 triumph over Montana, becoming the first team to reach the title game by winning three road playoff contests since the field expanded to 16 teams in 1986. Delaware rolled past Colgate 40-0 to capture the national championship in 2003, becoming the first team to ever post a shutout in the title game. No other conference has had two different teams win national titles in back-to-back years. Massachusetts earned a national championship in 1998, beating perennial power Georgia Southern, 55-43.

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Along with the team accomplishments, the conference has accumulated numerous individual accolades. Santos (2006), William & Mary quarterback Lang Campbell (2004), Villanova running back Brian Westbrook (2001), Villanova wide receiver Brian Finneran (1997), New Hampshire running back Jerry Azumah (1998) and Towson running back Dave Meggett (1988) all have won the prestigious Walter Payton Award under the league banner. James Madison linebacker Derrick Lloyd received the Buck Buchanan Award in 2001. New Hampshire’s Sean McDonnell (2005), James Madison’s Mickey Matthews (1999 & 2008), Villanova’s Andy Talley (1997) and Boston University’s Dan Allen (1993) have earned the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award. Richmond’s Mike London (2008), Matthews (2004), Massachusetts’ Mark Whipple (1998) and Talley (1997)have garnered the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year honor. The CAA Football geographic footprint encompasses much of the East Coast with schools located from Maine to Virginia. Members include Delaware, Hofstra, James Madison, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Rhode Island, Richmond, Towson, Villanova and William and Mary. While CAA Football officially began March 1, 2007, its roots date back more than 60 years. On December 3, 1946, the Code of the Yankee Conference went into effect. Established as an all-sports conference for the New England land grant colleges, the six charter members included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Upon the formation of Division I-AA football in 1978, the league disbanded all sports except football. Delaware and Richmond were admitted to the conference in 1986, Villanova was added in 1988 and James Madison, Northeastern and William and Mary joined the league in 1993. The Atlantic 10 assumed operation control of the conference from 1997-2006, with Hofstra becoming part of the league in 2001 and Towson joining the group in 2004. Since 1978, CAA Football members have accumulated 67 playoff berths, 19 Lambert Cups, 88 final top 25 rankings and 44 final top 10 rankings.

2009 CAA Football Preseason Rankings North Division (First-Place Votes) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

New Hampshire (12) Massachusetts (7) Maine Hofstra Northeastern Rhode Island

South Division (First-Place Votes) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

Richmond (9) Villanova (9) James Madison (1) Delaware William & Mary Towson

2009 CAA Preseason First Team Offense Pos. QB RB RB FB WR WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OL

Player R.J. Toman Jonathan Grimes Tony Nelson Jared Turcotte Victor Cruz Kevin Grayson Matt Szczur Scott Sicko Dorian Brooks Vladimir Ducasse Ben Ijalana Matt McCracken Michael Silva

School New Hampshire William and Mary Massachusetts Maine Massachusetts Richmond Villanova New Hampshire James Madison Massachusetts Villanova Richmond Richmond

2009 CAA Preseason First Team Defense Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB S S CB CB

Player Tim Kukucka Matt Marcorelle Arthur Moats Adrian Tracy Luke Bonus Josh Jennings Eric McBride Osayi Osunde Charles Graves Jeromy Miles Justin Rogers Dino Vasso

School Villanova Delaware James Madison William and Mary Hofstra Massachusetts Richmond Villanova Delaware Massachusetts Richmond New Hampshire

2009 CAA Preseason First Team Special Teams Pos. RS K P

Player Scotty McGee Brian Pate David Miller

School James Madison William and Mary William and Mary

2009 CAA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year R.J. Toman, New Hampshire

2009 CAA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Eric McBride, Richmond Adrian Tracy, William and Mary W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M


Team North New Hampshire*! Maine! Massachusetts Hofstra Rhode Island Northeastern South James Madison*! Villanova! Richmond!^ William & Mary Delaware Towson

--CAA-- Record Pct. Home

Away

--Overall-Record Pct.

Home

Away

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

0.75 0.625 0.5 0.25 0.125 0.125

3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-4 0-4

3-1 3-1 2-2 0-4 1-3 1-3

10-3 8-5 7-5 4-8 3-9 2-10

0.769 0.615 0.583 0.333 0.25 0.167

4-1 4-2 4-2 2-3 2-4 1-4

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

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

1.000 .875 .750 .625 .250 .125

4-0 3-1 3-1 2-2 1-3 1-3

4-0 4-0 3-1 3-1 1-3 0-4

12-2 10-3 13-3 7-4 4-8 3-9

0.857 0.769 0.812 0.636 0.333 0.25

8-1 5-1 5-1 4-2 3-3 3-3

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

* - Regular Season Champion ! - NCAA Tournament Participant ^ - NCAA Champion

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Offensive Player of the Year - Rodney Landers, James Madison Defensive Player of the Year - Jovan Belcher, Maine Special Teams Player of the Year - Scotty McGee, James Madison Offensive Rookie of the Year - Jonathan Grimes, William and Mary Co-Defensive Rookies of the Year - Brian McNally, New Hampshire; Pat Williams, James Madison Coach of the Year - Mickey Matthews, James Madison

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CAA First Team - Offense

CAA Second Team - Offense

CAA Third Team - Offense

Pos. QB RB RB FB/HB WR WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OL PK KR PR

Pos. QB QB RB RB RB FB/HB WR WR WR TE TE OL OL OL OL OL OL PK KR PR

Pos. QB QB RB RB FB/HB WR WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OL PK KR PR

Player Rodney Landers Tony Nelson Josh Vaughan Jared Turcotte Mike Boyle Victor Cruz Kevin Grayson Scott Sicko Ryan Canary Vladimir Ducasse Ben Ijalana Scott Lemn Matthew McCracken Brian Pate Jonathan Grimes Scotty McGee

School James Madison Massachusetts Richmond Maine New Hampshire Massachusetts Richmond New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts Villanova James Madison Richmond William and Mary William and Mary James Madison

CAA First Team - Defense Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB CB CB CB S S S P

Player School Jovan Belcher Maine Greg Miller Villanova Lawrence Sidbury, Jr. Richmond Adrian Tracy William and Mary Luke Bonus Hofstra Josh Jennings Massachusetts Eric McBride Richmond Osayi Osunde Villanova Evan McCollough James Madison Courtney Robinson Massachusetts Justin Rogers Richmond Charles Graves Delaware Marcus Haywood James Madison Jeromy Miles Massachusetts Brett Arnold Massachusetts

Player Liam Coen R.J. Toman Aaron Ball Jonathan Grimes Eugene Holloman John Crone Marcus Lee Matt Szczur Aaron Weaver Brian Mandeville Rob Varno Terrence Apted Izzy Bauta Dorian Brooks Josh Droesch Kheon Hendricks Michael Silva Andrew Howard Scotty McGee Derek Hatcher

School Massachusetts New Hampshire Villanova William and Mary James Madison Richmond Towson Villanova Hofstra Northeastern William and Mary James Madison Villanova James Madison New Hampshire Delaware Richmond Richmond James Madison Richmond

CAA Second Team - Defense Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB CB CB S S P

Player School Hassan Abdul-Wahid James Madison Tim Kukucka Villanova Sherman Logan Richmond Matt Marcorelle Delaware Andrew Downey Maine Matt Hansen Rhode Island Marquis Kirkland Villanova Matt Parent New Hampshire Derek Cox William and Mary Dino Vasso New Hampshire John Clements New Hampshire Drew Mack Towson Tom Bishop New Hampshire

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Player Jake Phillips Sean Schaefer Alex Broomfield Jhamal Fluellen Griff Yancey Phil Atkinson Jeremy Horne D.J. McAulay Robbie Agnone Christopher Arnao Brian Brannigan Sean Calicchio Kevin Newhall Theo Sherman Joe Marcoux Angelo Babbaro Brandon Johnson-Farrell

School William and Mary Towson Northeastern Maine James Madison Villanova Massachusetts William and Mary Delaware Maine Villanova Massachusetts Northeastern James Madison Villanova Villanova Rhode Island

CAA Third Team - Defense Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB LB LB CB CB S S P

Player Dave Dalessandro Sam Daniels Kyle Harrington Arthur Moats Phil Higgins Jordan Manning Collin McConaghy Josh Rutter Salim Koroma Lionel Nixon, Jr. Nate Thellen Darrel Young David Miller

School Villanova James Madison Massachusetts James Madison Northeastern Towson Richmond William and Mary Villanova Maine Northeastern Villanova William and Mary

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CAA COMPOSITE SCHEDULE Thursday, September 3 St. Cloud State at Maine Villanova at Temple

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 4 West Chester at Delaware

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 5 St. Francis (Pa.) at New Hampshire 12:00 p.m. Towson at Northwestern [B10] 12:00 p.m. Fordham at Rhode Island 1:00 p.m. Northeastern at Boston College [E360] 2:00 p.m. William and Mary at Virginia [E360] 6:00 p.m. Stony Brook at Hofstra 7:00 p.m. Richmond at Duke 7:00 p.m. Massachusetts at Kansas State 7:10 p.m.

NCAA Division I Football Championship First Round

NCAA Division I Football Championship Quarterfinals

Friday & Saturday December 11 & 12

Saturday, October 17 *Richmond at Maine [CSN] 12:00 p.m. *Hofstra at Rhode Island 12:00 p.m. *Villanova at James Madison [TCN-MA] 3:30 p.m. *New Hampshire at Massachusetts [CSN-NE] 3:30 p.m. *Delaware at Towson 3:30 p.m.

NCAA Division I Football Championship Semifinals

Friday, December 18 NCAA Division I Football Championship Title Game (Finley Stadium/Davenport Field; Chattanooga, Tenn.)

LEGEND

*James Madison at William and Mary [CSN] 12:00 p.m. *Towson at Northeastern 1:00 p.m. *New Hampshire at Hofstra 3:00 p.m. *Massachusetts at Richmond 3:00 p.m. *Rhode Island at Villanova 3:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

*James Madison at Delaware [TCN] *Northeastern at New Hampshire *William and Mary at Rhode Island *Richmond at Towson *Massachusetts at Maine [CSN]

B10 Big Ten Network CBSCS CBS College Sports Network CSN Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic & New England CSN-NE Comcast SportsNet New England E360 ESPN360.com TCN The Comcast Network & CSN New England TCN-MA The Comcast Network Mid-Atlantic

*Hofstra at Richmond 3:00 p.m. *Rhode Island at Massachusetts [CSN] 3:30 p.m. Delaware State at Delaware 12:00 p.m. Youngstown State at Northeastern 1:00 p.m. Maine at Albany 4:00 p.m. VMI at James Madison 6:00 p.m. William and Mary at Norfolk State 6:00 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Towson 7:00 p.m. Villanova at Penn TBA

Saturday, September 26 3:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. TBA

Saturday, October 31 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 7 *Hofstra at Delaware *Northeastern at Massachusetts *Rhode Island at New Hampshire [TCN] *Towson at William and Mary *Maine at James Madison *Villanova at Richmond [CSN]

12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 14 *Rhode Island at Maine 12:00 p.m. *James Madison at Massachusetts [TCN] 12:00 p.m. *Hofstra at Northeastern 1:00 p.m. *Villanova at Towson 1:00 p.m. *New Hampshire at William and Mary 1:30 p.m. Richmond at Georgetown 1:00 p.m. Delaware at Navy [CBSCS] 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 3

Saturday, November 21

*James Madison at Hofstra 3:00 p.m. *New Hampshire at Towson [CSN] 3:30 p.m. *Delaware at Maine 6:00 p.m. *William and Mary at Villanova [TCN] 7:00 p.m. Rhode Island at Brown 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross at Northeastern 1:00 p.m.

*Maine at New Hampshire [CSN-NE] 12:00 p.m. *William and Mary at Richmond [TCN-MA] 12:00 p.m. *Northeastern at Rhode Island 12:30 p.m. *Massachusetts at Hofstra 1:00 p.m. *Towson at James Madison 3:00 p.m. *Delaware at Villanova [TCN] 3:30 p.m.

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Saturday, December 5

Saturday, October 24

Saturday, September 19

*Northeastern at Villanova [TCN] *Delaware at William and Mary Dartmouth at New Hampshire Rhode Island at Connecticut VMI at Richmond Towson at Morgan State Stony Brook at Massachusetts Hofstra at Western Michigan James Madison at Liberty Maine at Syracuse

Saturday, November 28

*Richmond at James Madison [CSN] 12:00 p.m. *Villanova at New Hampshire 12:00 p.m. *Maine at Hofstra [TCN, tape-delay -- TBD] 1:00 p.m. *William and Mary at Northeastern 1:00 p.m. *Towson at Rhode Island 1:00 p.m. *Massachusetts at Delaware 6:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 12 *Richmond at Delaware [TCN] *Maine at Northeastern Hofstra at Bryant James Madison at Maryland Albany at Massachusetts New Hampshire at Ball State Lehigh at Villanova Central Connecticut State at William and Mary

Saturday, October 10

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* - CAA Football Game Game times as of June 29, 2009 | All Times Eastern| Schedule Dates, Times and Broadcasts subject to change


2008 SEASON REVIEW


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2008 SEASON REVIEW 2008 RECORD/Results

RECEIVING

3-9, 1-7 CAA Football

Date Opponent Aug 30 MONMOUTH Sept. 7 at FORDHAM *Sept 13, #10 NEW HAMPSHIRE *Sept 20 at HOFSTRA Sept 27 at Boston College Oct 4 #25 BROWN *Oct 11 at Towson *Oct 18 #10 VILLANOVA *Oct 25 at #23 William and Mary *Nov. 1 #15 MASSACHUSETTS *Nov 15 #21 MAINE *Nov 22 at Northeastern * CAA Contest

Result W L L L L W L L L L L W

Score 27-24 0-16 43-51 20-23 0-42 37-13 32-37 7-44 24-34 0-49 7-37 29-14

Attendance 3220 4365 4113 6107 32628 6014 7369 6704 9383 7201 1867 1077

SCORE BY Rhode Island Opponents

URI 219 62 135 22 818 366 2.2 68.2 11 2861 461-269-16 6.2 10.6 238.4 15 3679 4.4 306.6 65-1294 14-142 9-71 16-6 60-536 62-37.3 31:54 60/177 12/26 1st 37 53

2nd 56 123

3rd 49 101

OPP 222 107 106 8 2179 431 5.1 181.6 24 2598 314-196-9 8.3 13.3 216.5 23 4777 6.4 398.1 45-933 23-146 16-371 23-11 82-705 45-35.9 29:20 70/153 6/16 4th 84 107

OT - -

Total 226 384

Individual StatISTICS PASSING

Name Cassidy Stefkovich Edger TEAM Leonard Total Opponents

G 12 5 12 9 12 12 12

Eff. Comp.-Att.-Int. Pct. 116.88 261-440-14 59.3 51.41 6-15-2 40.0 121.40 2-4-0 50.0 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 114.28 269-461-16 58.4 150.36 196-314-9 62.4

Yards 2759 68 34 0 0 2861 2598

TD Long Yd/G 15 83 229.9 0 20 13.6 0 25 2.8 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 15 83 238.4 23 87 216.5

RUSHING

Player Hughes Ferrer Cassidy Lawrence Johnson-Farrell Bellini Casey Edger Leonard TEAM Stefkovich Total Opponents

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G 12 12 12 10 12 12 1 12 12 9 5 12 12

No. 139 45 126 20 10 4 3 1 4 9 5 366 431

Gain 513 202 385 67 30 15 14 9 5 0 1 1241 2464

Loss 44 7 310 8 8 0 0 0 12 16 18 423 285

Yards 469 195 75 59 22 15 14 9 -7 -16 -17 818 2179

Avg. 3.4 4.3 0.6 3.0 2.2 3.8 4.7 9.0 -1.8 -1.8 -3.4 2.2 5.1

G 12 12 12 12 11 11 8 2 12 10 12 11 12 12

No. 57 50 44 43 19 17 9 8 8 7 5 2 269 196

Yards 456 588 647 499 203 165 103 51 40 30 32 47 2861 2598

Avg. 8.0 11.8 14.7 11.6 10.7 9.7 11.4 6.4 5.0 4.3 6.4 23.5 10.6 13.3

TD 1 2 5 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 23

Long 28 83 46 33 31 19 22 15 14 16 9 47 83 87

Avg/G 38.0 49.0 53.9 41.6 18.5 15.0 12.9 25.5 3.3 3.0 2.7 4.3 238.4 216.5

ALL PURPOSE

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

Name Johnson-Farrell Hughes Leonard Bellini Evans Del Grosso Scott Bynum Ferrer Lawrence Wilson S. Smalls Total Opponents

TD 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 24

Long YPG 37 39.1 21 16.2 24 6.2 19 5.9 10 1.8 11 1.2 8 14.0 9 0.8 4 -0.6 0 -1.8 1 -3.4 37 68.2 72 181.6

Name Johnson-Farrell Hughes Leonard Bellini Glenn Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Rush 22 469 -7 15 0 818 2179

Rec 456 588 647 499 0 2861 2598

PR KOR 93 907 0 0 0 14 0 0 29 301 142 1294 146 933

IR 0 0 0 0 6 71 371

Tot Avg/G 14781 23.2 1057 88.1 654 54.5 514 42.8 336 28.0 5186 432.2 6227 518.9

TOTAL OFFENSE Name Cassidy Hughes Ferrer Lawrence Stefkovich Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 10 5 12 12

Plays 566 139 45 20 20 827 745

Rush 75 469 195 59 -17 818 2179

Pass 2759 0 0 0 68 2861 2598

Total 2834 469 195 59 51 3679 4777

Avg/G 236.2 39.1 16.2 5.9 10.2 306.6 398.1

PUNT RETURNS

PUNT RETURNS Glenn Johnson-Farrell Walker Mitchell Total Opponents

No. 7 5 1 1 14 23

Yds 29 93 12 8 142 146

Avg 4.1 18.6 12.0 8.0 10.1 6.3

TD 0 1 0 0 1 0

Long 11 46 0 0 46 33

KICKOFF RETURNS

Name Johnson-Farrell Glenn S. Smalls Lawrence Okunfolami Leonard Casey Total Opponents

No. 42 15 2 2 2 1 1 65 45

Yds 907 301 24 24 17 14 7 1294 933

Avg 21.6 20.1 12.0 12.0 8.5 14.0 7.0 19.9 20.7

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long 72 50 13 19 17 14 7 72 60

INTERCEPTION RETURNS

Name Hansen Mancuso Harris Mitchell Glenn Moore Urban Total Opponents

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No. 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 16

Yds 32 27 -1 6 6 1 0 71 371

Avg 10.7 27.0 -1.0 6.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 7.9 23.2

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Long 20 27 0 6 6 1 0 27 62


PUNTING

Name Edger TEAM Feinstein Total Opponents

No. 60 1 1 62 45

Yds 2284 0 26 2310 1617

Avg 38.1 0.0 26.0 37.3 35.9

Long 59 0 26 59 66

Blkd 1 0 0 1 3

FIELD GOALS

Name FG-FGA Pct. 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-plus Lg Blkd Feinstein 11-18 61.1 0-0 5-5 2-6 4-6 0-1 49 0 Total 11-18 61.1 0-0 5-5 2-6 4-6 0-1 47 0 Opponents 11-17 64.7 0-0 4-5 3-3 1-2 0-1 44 4 URI Field Goals Made - 47, 27, 36, 32, 20, 20, 20, 40, 40, 42, 29 URI Field Goals Missed - 37, 57, 36, 36, 40, 34, 41

KICKING

XPTS Name Att-Made Pct. No. Feinstein 23-27 61.1 48 Total 23-27 85.1 48 Opponents 11-17 64.7 4-5

Kickoffs Yds Avg. TB 2707 56.4 0 2707 56.4 0 3-3 1-2 0-1

SCORING

Name Feinstein Hughes Ferrer Leonard Cassidy Johnson-Farrell Bellini Del Grosso Evans TEAM Glenn Total Opponents

TD 0 6 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 28 50

FGs 11-18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 11-18 11-17

Kick 23-27 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 23-27 45-48

Rush 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Rcv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Pass DXP Saf Points 0-0 0 0 56 0-0 0 0 36 0-0 0 0 30 0-0 0 0 30 0-1 0 0 24 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0 0 12 0-0 0 0 12 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0 1 2 0-0 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 .226 1-2 0 2 .384

Defensive Statistics

Sacks Name GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp Rcv-Yds FF Saf Hansen 12 70 41 111 14-43 3-19 3-32 3 4 . Ball 12 41 32 73 8-37 2-9 . . 1-0 1 . Harris 12 36 26 62 8-10 1-2 1--1 . 1-0 1 . Glenn 12 49 10 59 4-10 . 1-6 5 . 1 . Mitchell 12 38 11 49 . . 1-6 5 1-0 . . Young 12 25 22 47 1-1 . . . 1-0 . . Adesanya 12 28 17 45 4-13 1-9 . . . . . Urban 12 26 16 42 3-9 1-3 1-0 2 . . . O’Connell 12 25 13 38 3-7 . . 1 3-17 1 . McGinnis 12 13 19 32 5-5 1-2 . 1 1-0 . . Rae 10 15 13 28 6-20 3-10 . . . 1 . J. Williams 11 15 6 21 1-2 . 1 2 . . . Weedon 3 12 8 20 4-17 1-8 . 1 . . . Vellano 12 11 8 19 4-10 1-2 . 1 1-0 . . Damon 12 10 8 18 . . . . 1-0 1 . Dace 9 10 6 16 2-8 . . 1 . . . Moore 6 9 4 13 1-2 . 1-1 2 . . . Ferrer 12 8 4 12 . . . . . . . Blackmon 11 10 1 11 1-7 1-7 . . . . . Bogumil 10 4 6 10 . . . 1 . . . M. Smalls 7 1 4 5 1-3 1-3 . . . . . Mancuso 8 3 2 5 1-2 . 1-27 . . 1 . Murtha 5 2 2 4 . . . . . . . Evans 11 3 1 4 . . . . . . . Dellafave 10 . 3 3 . . . . . . . Gray 1 2 1 3 1-2 . . . . . . Bellini 12 2 . 2 . . . . . 1 . Walker 4 1 1 2 . . . . . . . S. Smalls 11 2 . 2 . . . . . . . Estrella 7 2 . 2 . . . . . . . Feinstein 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . Johnson-Farrell 12 2 . 2 . . . . . . . Piserchia 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . TEAM 9 1 . 1 . . . . . 1 1 Leonard 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . Morman 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . Daniel 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . Wilson 12 . 1 1 . . . . . . . Wicks 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . Gross 11 . 1 1 . . . . 1-0 . . Johnson-Henry 3 1 . 1 . . . . . . . Lawrence 10 1 . 1 1-2 . . . . . . Total 12 474 284 758 72-208 13-74 9-71 24 11-17 13 1 Opponents 12 - - - - 39-253 16-371 48 6-0 10 2

2008 POSTSEASON HONORS MATT HANSEN All-CAA Football Second Team FCS All-New England Team

BRANDON JOHNSON-FARRELL All-CAA Football Third Team

FRAN DEMPSEY CAA Academic All-Conference Team

D.J. STEFKOVICH CAA Academic All-Conference Team

GREG WICKS Matt Hansen led the Rams with 111 tackles last season W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

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2008 SEASON REVIEW GAME 1 (1-0 overall)

GAME 2 (1-1 overall)

Rhode Island 27, Monmouth 24

Fordham 16, Rhode Island 0

August 30, 2008 - Meade Stadium - Kingston, R.I.

Sept. 7, 2008 - Jack Coffey Field - Bronx, N.Y.

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Darren Rizzi coaching era began with a 27-24 Rhode Island victory over Monmouth as the Rams opened their 2008 season at home.

BRONX, N.Y. - The Rhode Island football team dropped its first road game of the season, losing, 16-0, at Fordham. The game was played on Sunday, postponed for a day due to poor weather conditions due to Tropical Storm Hanna.

Senior quarterback Derek Cassidy led the way offensively as he went 18-of-31 with a career-high 257 yards passing. Cassidy also accounted for three touchdowns two of which came through the air with another coming on the ground.

Senior quarterback Derek Cassidy attempted a career-best 41 passes, completing 25 of them, for 200 yards. Five Rams had at least three receptions, led by Ty Bynum’s five catches for 43 yards. Joe Bellini hauled in four catches for 62 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore linebacker Matt Hansen recorded a career-tying 10 tackles. The URI linebacker also collected an interception, which led to the Rams first score of the game.

Fordham opened the scoring in the first quarter thanks to a 33-yard field goal by Adam Danko. Danko’s field goal capped an eight play 58-yard drive that spanned 4:03.

The Rams got on the board first thanks to a 26yard touchdown pass from Cassidy to junior wide receiver Tolbert Evans. Monmouth answered with a field goal following a seven play, 47-yard drive that spanned 2:47.

In the second quarter, Fordham struck again as quarterback John Skelton hit receiver Jason Caldwell for an 87-yard touchdown pass, which put the Rams up 10-0. They tacked on a fourth quarter TD, on a 50-yard pass from Skelton to Asa Lucas, making it 16-0.

Rhode Island would then score 10 unanswered points to take a 17-3 halftime lead. Cassidy scored on a three-yard quarterback keeper and kicker Louis Feinstein booted a 47-yard field goal. The Rhody defensive unit held Monmouth to just 42 yards rushing, while on the offensive side of the ball URI outgained MU 162-138 in the first half. The Hawks would close to within three points with just over five and a half minutes to play in the third quarter as they engineered a seven play, 47-yard drive to cut the Rams advantage to 20-17.

Rhode Island struggled to move the ball offensively in the first half as they mustered just 84 yards of total offense. URI finished with 174 yards for the game. The Rams’ special teams had an outstanding day, blocking a punt and an extra-point, while getting excellent play from true freshman punter Tim Edger - 10 punts for 428 yards, including a long of 53 yards and five punts inside the 20.

Following Monmouth’s scoring drive, Cassidy guided the Rams back down the field for a six play, 72 yard drive to give the Rams a 27-17 lead that they would not relinquish.

Rhode Island Fordham

Monmouth Rhode Island

FORD ­- Danko 33 yard field goal, 10:57 (1st) FORD - Caldwell 87 yard pass from Skelton (Danko kick), 7:23 (2nd) FORD - Lucas 50 yard pass from Skelton (Danko), 7:12 (4th)

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URI - Evans 26 yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 10:20 (1st) MU - Weingart 44 yard field goal, 7:33 (1st) URI - Cassidy three yard run (Feinstein kick), 13:08 (2nd) URI - Feinstein 47 yard field goal, 9:42 (2nd) MU - Sinisi 11 yard run (Weingart kick), 13:39 (3rd) URI - Feinstein 27 yard field goal, 10:11 (3rd) MU - Romeo 13 yard pass from Burke (Weingart kick), 5:35 (3rd) URI - Leonard 22 yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 4:31 (4th) MU - Yudin 14 yard pass from Burke (Weingart kick), 1:19 (4th)

Monmouth 24 32-140 180 320 5-39.6 1-0 7-39 29:21

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Rhode Island 27 35-93 257 350 3-32.0 2-0 2-15 30:39

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): MU - Sinsi 21-138; Giles 6-9; Burke 4-0. URI - Hughes 15-47; Lawrence 4-27; Cassidy 9-14; Casey 3-14.

Rhode Island 12 26-(-26) 200 174 10-42.8 1-0 4-30 28:47

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Fordham 21 51-293 267 498 5-33.4 2-1 7-42 31:13

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): URI - Hughes 9-23; Johnson-Farrell 1-2; Lawrence 1-(-2). FU - Martin 29-169; Lewis 4-23; Onyeabor 8-21. Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): URI - Cassidy 25-41-0-200. FU - Skelton 14-26-1-267; Busch 1-1-0-0. Receiving (Rec-Yards): URI - Bynum 5-43; Bellini 4-62; Hughes 4-12. FU - Caldwell 3-95; Lucas 3-95; Skelton 3-20. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): URI - Harris (8-0-8-0.0); Weedon (6-3-7.5-0.0); Hansen (6-0-6-1.0). FU - Delaire (9-0-9-0.0); Mehra (5-1-5.5-2.0); Magiera (4-3-5.5-2.0).

Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): MU - Burke 18-26-2-180. URI - Cassidy 18-31-0-257; Leonard 0-1-0-0. Receiving (Rec-Yards): MU - Nalbone 4-20; Dowens 3-30; Sinisi 3-29; Yudin 2-31. URI - Leonard 6-80; Bellini 3-55; Evans 3-46; Bynum 3-8. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): MU - Amsel (5-2-7-0.0); Gumbs (4-3-7-0.0); Cella; (4-3-71.0); Bonturi (4-2-6-0.0). URI - Hansen (5-5-10 -0.0); Harris (3-4-7-1.0); Weedon (4-2-6-1.0); Ball (2-4-6-0.0).

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GAME 3 (1-2 overall; 0-1 CAA)

GAME 4 (1-3 overall; 0-2 CAA)

New Hampshire 51, Rhode Island 43

Hofstra 23, Rhode Island 20

September 13, 2008 - Meade Stadium - Kingston, R.I.

September 20, 2008 - Shuart Stadium - Hempstead, N.Y. HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Rhode Island Football team football dropped a 23-20 decision in the closing seconds on the road against Hofstra.

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Rhode Island Football team suffered its first home loss of the season losing 51-43 to No. 10/10 New Hampshire.

Hofstra freshman kicker Roger Williams connected on a 38-yard field with three seconds remaining after URI tied the game at 20 apiece with 47 seconds to go in the game.

Despite the loss, the Rams racked up a season-high 517 yards of total offense and threw for 480 yards. URI’s 480 yards through the air is the fourth highest single game total in school history. Both Rhode Island and New Hampshire (509) combined for 1,026 yards of total offense.

Rhode Island scored on its first drive of the game. The Rams took just five plays to go 73 yards. Senior Jimmy Hughes capped off the drive with a 37-yard touchdown run. Hughes’ rushing touchdown was his first of the season.

Senior quarterback Derek Cassidy completed 34-of-61 of his passes for 436 yards. Cassidy also accounted for four touchdowns, throwing for three and running for one.

After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Hofstra got on the board in the second quarter following a 21-yard field goal by freshman kicker Brian Hanly.

New Hampshire held a 31-10 lead with 14:42 to go in the third quarter, but the Rams responded with a touchdown on their next offensive play as Cassidy hit senior running back Jimmy Hughes for an 83-yard touchdown pass.

Less than two minutes later, Hofstra took a 9-7 lead. The Pride recovered Hughes’ fumble and three plays later, sophomore Everette Benjamin scored on a six-yard touchdown run.

The 83-yard touchdown pass was Cassidy’s longest his career, while Hughes’ touchdown reception was also the longest of his career. New Hampshire would then add a field goal to increase its advantage to 34-17 with 10:57 to play, but just eight minutes later the Rams closed the Wildcats’ advantage to just four points at 34-30. Cassidy scored on an eight-yard run to cut the lead to 34-24. URI would then find the endzone two and a half minutes later after Cassidy hit sophomore running back Anthony Ferrer for his second touchdown. Ferrer scored his first touchdown of the day in the second quarter on a one-yard run. New Hampshire Rhode Island

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UNH - Manning 37 yard field goal, 5:54 (1st) UNH - Sicko eight yard pass from Toman (Manning kick), 14:42 (2nd) UNH - Negron 20 yard pass from Toman (Manning kick), 10:54 (2nd) URI - Ferrer one yard run (Feinstein kick), 7:59 (2nd) URI - Feinstein 36 yard field goal, 5:32 (2nd) UNH - Jellison four yard pass from Toman (Manning kick), 2:42 (2nd) UNH - Boyle 39 yard pass from Toman (Manning kick), 14:40 (3rd) URI - Hughes 83 yard pass from Cassidy (Manning kick), 14:20 (3rd) UNH - Manning 26 yard field goal, 10:57 (3rd) URI - Cassidy eight yard run (Feinstein kick), 4:55 (3rd) URI - Ferrer one yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick failed), 2:46 (3rd) UNH - Kackert 72 yard run (Manning kick), 2:26 (3rd) UNH - Boyle 20 yard pass from Toman (Manning kick), 13:26 (4th) URI - Feinstein 32 yard field goal, 10:09 (4th) UNH - Manning 19 yard field goal, 6:21 (4th) URI - Del Grosso two yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 4:49 (4th) URI - Feinstein 20 yard field goal, 00:56 (4th)

New Hampshire 22 26-200 309 509 2-30.5 1-1 9-105 43:34

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Following a scoreless third quarter, the Rams took over at the 50-yard line to start the fourth quarter and just three plays later, URI found its way into the endzone to take a 14-9 lead. Cassidy hit sophomore running back Anthony Ferrer for a two-yard touchdown pass. The score was setup by Cassidy’s 36-yard pass to Leonard on the drive’s first play. Hofstra regained the lead on its next offensive possession as it drove 72 yards on 11 plays to take a 17-14 lead. The Pride would then add on another field goal to take a 20-14 lead with just over three minutes to go in the game. Rhode Island responded with a touchdown on a nine-play 54 yard scoring drive, but the Rams did not convert the extra point, which kept the game tied at 20. Hofstra would then drive down the field and connect for the game-winning field goal. Rhode Island Hofstra

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URI - Hughes 37 yard run (Feinstein kick), 13:10 (1st) HU - Hanly 21 yard field goal, 5:31 (2nd) HU - Benjamin six yard run (Hanly kick failed), 4:06 (2nd) URI - Ferrer two yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 13:59 (4th) HU - Christopher one yard run (Weaver pass from Christopher), 8:21 (4th) HU - Williams 33 yard field goal, 3:27 (4th) URI - Ferrer one yard run (Feinstein kick), :47 (4th) HU - Williams 38 yard field goal,

Rhode Island 27 21-37 480 517 3-45.3 1-1 5-40 31:26

Rhode Island 15 26-93 248 341 7-32.7 2-1 4-30 22:38

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Hofstra 27 45-211 265 476 5-41.0 5-1 6-60 37:22

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): URI - Hughes 11-49; 3-25; Cassidy 10-22. HU - Jackolski 13-144; Christopher 22-49; Benjamin 9-43.

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): UNH - Kackert 11-164; Toman 8-19; Simpson 6-14. URI - Cassidy 11-18; Hughes 5-12; Ferrer 5-7.

Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): URI - Cassidy 18-32-2-248. HU - Christopher 25-33-0265.

Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): UNH - Toman 29-40-1-309. URI - Cassidy 34-61-1-436; Stefkovich 4-8-1-44.

Receiving (Rec-Yards): URI - Johnson-Farrell 7-67; Leonard 4-118; Bellini 4-50. HU - Nelson 9-92; Weaver 8-76; Benjamin 4-33.

Receiving (Rec-Yards): UNH - Boyle 9-132; Sicko 6-60; Negron 4-40. URI - Evans 8-96; Johnson-Farrell 8-83; Bellini 8-80; Hughes 6-153.

Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): URI - Hansen (9-3-12-2.0); Ball (7-4-11-0); Young (8-1-9-0); Urban (3-4-7-0.5); Mitchell (6-0-6-0.0). HU - Vernaglia (5-1-6-1.0); Gaida (4-2-6-0.5); Altomare (3-2-5-1.0); Bonus (3-2-5-0); Smith (2-2-4-1.0).

Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): UNH - Vasso (7-2-9-0.0); Parent (5-3-8-1.0); Souza (4-4-80.0); Clements (6-1-7-0.0); Ware (5-2-7-0.0). URI - Hansen (5-6-11-0.0); Glenn (5-3-8-0.5); Urban (4-4-8-0.0); Harris (4-3-7-0.0); Ball (3-4-7-0.5).

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2008 SEASON REVIEW GAME 5 (1-4 overall; 0-2 CAA)

GAME 6 (2-4 overall; 0-2 CAA)

Boston College 42, Rhode Island 0

Rhode Island 37, Brown 13

September 27, 2008 - Alumni Stadium - Chestnut Hill, Mass.

October 4, 2008 - Meade Stadium - Kingston, R.I.

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Rhode Island dropped a 42-0 decision in rainy, windy conditions at Boston College.

KINGSTON, R.I. -The Rhode Island Football team successfully defended the Governor’s Cup as it defeated No. 25 Brown 37-13. URI’s win over BU marks the Rams’ third straight win over the Bears.

The Rams’ defense started strong in the first quarter, forcing the Eagles (3-1, 0-1 ACC) to punt away on their first three possessions - including a three-and-out near the end of the period.

Senior Derek Cassidy tossed a career-high five touchdowns to become just the second quarterback in URI history to throw for five scores in a single game. Cassidy completed 25-of-37 passes for 298 yards.

In the second quarter, BC swapped out its starting quarterback and began to focus on the run. Freshman running back Montel Harris scored his first of three rushing touchdowns with 10:53 left in the period, taking the ball into the end zone from five yards out to make it 7-0, BC.

Cassidy completed passes to eight different receivers. Freshman Brandon Johnson-Farrell led the way with a pair of career-highs as he recorded eight receptions and 72 yards.

After a three-and-out for the Rams on their next possession, BC began on the 50 yard line and found the endzone on just two plays - a 26-yard run by Jeff Smith and a 24-yard scoring scamper by backup quarterback Dominique Davis, making it 14-0 with 8:05 to go in the first half.

Rhode Island found the endzone on its second offensive series of the second quarter thanks to an 11 play 65-yard drive. Junior Joe Bellini caught two passes on the drive, including one on third down and 10 and the touchdown pass.

Two URI turnovers - an interception and fumble by quarterback Derek Cassidy - led to two more BC touchdowns. Smith and Harris rushed in from seven and three yards out, respectively, making it 28-0 at the half.

The Rams struck again just before the end of the half capitalizing on a block punt. Two-plays later, Cassidy hit Johnson-Farrell for an 11-yard touchdown pass. Freshman Louis Feinstein missed the extra point, but the Rams took a 13-0 lead into the locker room.

Rhody showed its special teams strength to start the second half, as Terence Glenn recovered an on-side kick by Louis Feinstein, to begin their drive at the BC48 yard line. That same drive, on 4th and 4, punted Tim Edger threw a nine-yard pass to Joe Bellini for a first down play. URI would drive to the BC 23, but Cassidy’s pass to tight end David Wilson on 4th and 1 went incomplete.

URI came out of the locker room and engineered a five play 66-yard drive to take a 20-0 lead on its first drive of the second half. Cassidy went 4-for-6 on the drive and hit Jimmy Hughes on a screen pass, which the URI senior took 45 yards in for the score.

On the first play of Boston College’s next drive, Willie McGinnis forced a fumble and recovered it on the Eagles’ 21 yard line. Cassidy looked to the end zone, but threw his second pick of the game, as Paul Anderson returned it 38 yards to the BC 44. Harris would rush eight times during the drive, crossing the goal line from three yards away, making it 35-0, with 5:42 to play in the 3rd quarter. Rhode Island Boston College

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BC - Harris five yard run (Aponavicius kick), 10:53 (2nd) BC - Davis 24 yards run (Aponavicius kick), 8:05 (2nd) BC - Smith, J seven yard run (Aponavicius kick), 3:53 (2nd) BC - Harris five yard run (Aponavicius kick), 0:17 (2nd) BC - Harris five yard run (Aponavicius kick), 5:42 (3rd) BC - Herzlich, 60 yard interception (Aponavicius kick), 4:09 (3rd)

Rhode Island 19 29-82 214 267 6-38.3 3-1 6-34 39:46

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Brown would cut the lead to 20-7 at the end of the third quarter as quarterback Michael Dougherty hit Bobby Sewall for a 34-yard touchdown pass. Dougherty finished the game with 271 yards, while Sewall led all receivers with nine catches for 130 yards. At the start of the fourth quarter, URI increased its lead to 23-7 thanks to a 20-yard field goal from Feinstein. The Rams’ field goal was set up by sophomore Rob Damon’s (Storrs, Conn.) fumble recovery following a 35-yard punt. URI would then add another touchdown as Cassidy hit Bellini for a 23-yard strike with just under three and a half minutes to go. The Rams once again took advantage of a Brown turnover as sophomore Dan O’Connell forced and recovered a fumble. Brown Rhode Island

Boston College 17 40-296 27 316 5-37.2 2-1 8-52 20:14

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): URI - Ferrer 6-33; Hughes 6-16; Lawrence 4-15. BC - Harris 18-143; Smith, J 9-79; Smith, R 5-27. Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): URI - Cassidy 26-41-3-189; Stefkovich 1-2-1-16; Edger 1-1-0-9. BC - Davis 2-5-0-21; Crane, 1-4-0-6. Receiving (Rec-Yards): URI - Johnson-Farrell 7-67; Hughes 4-26; Leonard 4-14. BC - Purvis 2-9; Robinson 1-18. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): URI - Adesanya (4-3-7-0.0); Harris (4-2-6-0.0); O’Connell (4-1-5-0.0); Hansen (3-1-4-0.0); J. Williams (3-0-0-0.0). BC - Herzlich (6-0-6-0.0); Scafe (5-05-0.0); Toal (3-1-4-0.0); Thompson (2-3-5-0.0); Johnson (2-3-5-0.0).

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URI - Bellini nine yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 5:32 (2nd) URI - Johnson-Farrell 11 yard Cassidy (Feinstein kick failed), 00:27 (2nd) URI - Hughes 45 yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 12:58 (3rd) BU - Sewall 34 yard pass from Dougherty (Ranney kick), 6:33 (3rd) URI - Feinstein 20 yard field goal, 12:24 (4th) BU - Knight 13 yard run (two-point conversion failed), 10:36 (4th) URI - Leonard two yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 5:24 (4th) URI - Bellini 23 yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 3:26 (4th)

Brown 13 13-84 271 355 5-30.0 2-2 7-84 18:26

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Rhode Island 22 36-68 298 366 6-26.7 0-0 8-90 41:34

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): BU - Farnham 2-53; Knight 10-40; Sewall 1-(-9). URI - Lawrence 4-20; Johnson-Farrell 2-16; Ferrer 8-14. Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): BU - Dougherty 22-45-1-271. URI - Cassidy 25-37-1298. Receiving (Rec-Yards): BU - Sewall 9-130; Farnham 7-84; Cloherty 2-7. URI - JohnsonFarrell 8-72; Hughes 5-74; Bellini 4-49. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): BU - Ziogas (8-3-11-0.0); Craigwell (2-5-7-0.0); Perkins (42-6-0.0); Spartichino (4-0-4-0.0). URI - Williams (5-1-6-0.0); Hansen (3-3-6-0.0); O’Connell (2-4-6-0.0); Ferrer (3-1-4-0.0).

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GAME 7 (2-5 overall; 0-3 CAA)

GAME 8 (2-6 overall; 0-4 CAA)

Towson 37, Rhode Island 32

Villanova 44, Rhode Island 7

October 11, 2008 - Unitas Stadium - Towson, Md.

October 18, 2008 - Meade Stadium - Kingston, R.I.

TOWSON, Md. - The Rhode Island football team scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the Rams fell 37-32 on the road at Towson.

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Rhode Island football team dropped a 44-7 decision at home to No. 7/10 Villanova. Saturday afternoon’s contest marked URI’s 80th homecoming game.

URI began the game by scoring nine points in the less than two and a half minutes in the first quarter without running a single offensive play.

The Rams opened the scoring in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. URI drove 80 yards in nine plays in 4:31. Senior quarterback Derek Cassidy capped the drive with a 21-yard rush.

Towson responded with a field goal and touchdown to tie the score at nine points apiece. Both teams were held scoreless in the second quarter and the score remained 9-9 at halftime.

The drive was set up after sophomore Matt Hansen forced a fumble on the goal line. Cassidy ran to the left and then raced up the sideline to collect his third rushing touchdown on the year. The URI quarterback finished the game going 22-of-34 for 171 yards.

In the second half, Towson would score on its first offensive possession as the Tigers would take a 16-7 lead. Rhode Island closed the lead to four points thanks to a 20-yard field goal by freshman Louis Feinstein. URI’s scoring drive was setup by junior Rodney Mitchell’s first interception of the year. Following the turnover,Towson would then reach the endzone on its next two offensive possessions to take a 30-12 advantage.

Senior Jimmy Hughes and junior Shawn Leonard each caught six passes. Leonard led the way with 72 receiving yards.

The Rams would cut the Tigers lead to 30-19 as Cassidy hit Leonard for a 42-yard touchdown pass, which capped a three-play 67-yard scoring drive.Towson once again answered the Rams scoring drive as it scored on its next offensive series.

The Rams recovered the ball in the endzone, forcing a touchback. The Rams’ defense would later force another fumble, which halted a Villanova drive in the second quarter. Hansen finished the game with a game-high 11 tackles. The URI sophomore has now registered 10-or-more tackles in five games this season.

Rhode Island would not go away as the Rams went seven 82 yards in seven plays to cut the lead to 37-26 with 4:46 remaining. Senior Jimmy Hughes scored on a one-yard run.

Following Rhode Island’s scoring drive, Villanova responded with an 84-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7-7, which was the longest in school.

The Rams would get the ball back just over a minute later as sophomore Joe Harris recovered Schaefer’s fumble, which set up Cassidy’s second touchdown pass to Leonard. Cassidy hit Leonard on a 30-yard pass on the Rams’ first play after recovering the fumble.

The Wildcats then went on to score the 37 unanswered points, securing the victory and improving to 5-1 and 3-0 in CAA Football.

The Rams would get the ball back on their own 11-yard line with 2:24 to go in the game, but was unable to score. Rhode Island Towson

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URI - Team Safety, 12:47 (1st) URI - Johnson-Farrell 72 yard kickoff return (Feinstein kick), 12:36 (1st) TU - Mark Bencivengo 40 yard field goal, 6:10 (1st) TU - Cegles 24 yard pass from Schaefer (Bencivengo kick blocked), 0:00 (1st) TU - Newsom 64 yard pass from Schaefer (Bencivengo kick), 10:47 (3rd) URI - Feinstein 20 yard field goal, 2:55 (3rd) TU - Castor two yard run (Bencivengo kick), 12:10 (4th) TU - Breaux 60 yard pass from Schaefer (Bencivengo kick), 9:44 (4th) URI - Leonard 42 yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 8:26 (4th) TU - Godlasky 38 yard pass from Schaefer (Bencivengo kick), 6:28 (4th) URI - Hughes one yard run (Feinstein kick), 4:46 (4th) URI - Leonard 30 yard pass from Cassidy (two conversion failed), 3:40 (4th)

Rhode Island 19 24-98 265 363 8-44.1 1-0 4-35 26:49

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Towson 18 36-94 373 467 4-37.5 2-1 9-56 33:11

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): URI - Cassidy 7-56; Ferrer 5-28; 11-19. TU - Castor 24-111; Schaefer 5-8; Rouson 4-7. Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): URI - Cassidy 22-45-0-2. TU - Schaefer 25-34-1-373.

Villanova Rhode Island

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URI - Cassidy 21 yard run (Feinstein kick), 4:42 (1st) VU - Atkinson 84 yard pass from Whitney (Marcoux kick), 4:01 (1st) VU - Babbaro 60 yard pass from Young (Marcoux kick), 3:41 (2nd) VU - Babbaro one yard run (Marcoux kick), 00:28 (2nd) VU - Ball 34 yard run (Marcoux kick), 14:43 (3rd) VU - Atkinson 10 yard run (Marcoux kick), 5:00 (3rd) VU - Atkinson three yard pass from Young (Marcoux kick), 7:15 (4th) VU - Team Safety, 6:24 (4th)

Villanova 20 45-255 261 516 3-32.3 4-2 4-26 28:56

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Rhode Island 16 28-24 196 220 6-32.7 1-1 5-55 30:50

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): VU - Ball 10-95; Adeyemi 7-50; Szczur 3-30. URI - Hughes 9-44; Johnson-Farrell 1- (-1); Lawrence 1-(-1). Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): VU - Whitney 10-12-0-163; Young 5-8-0-98. URI - Cassidy 22-32-2-171; Edger 1-1-0-25; Stefkovich 0-3-0-0. Receiving (Rec-Yards): VU - Atkinson 5-108; Harvey 4-34; Babbaro 3-74. URI - Leonard 6-72; Hughes 6-34; Bellini 4-37. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): VU - Young (4-5-9-0.0); Osunde (4-3-7-1.0); Koroma (42-6-0.0); Matusz (4-1-5-0.0); Kirkland (4-1-5-0.0). URI - Hansen (6-5-11-0.0); O’Connell (7-1-8-0.0); Glenn (4-1-5-0.0); Harris (3-2-5-0.0); Rae (3-1-4-0.0).

Receiving (Rec-Yards): URI - Johnson-Farrell 7-40; Leonard 6-111; Bellini 4-28. TU - Breaux 5-90; Holmes 4-70; Godlasky 4-65. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): URI - Hansen (8-6-14-0.0); Mitchell (9-2-11-0.0); Harris (3-6-9-0.0); Ball (4-4-8-0.0). TU - Manning (6-5-11-0.0); Mack (3-5-8-0.0); Atwood (3-2-5-0.0); Osborne (3-2-5-1.0); Blakey (2-2-4-1.0).

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2008 SEASON REVIEW GAME 9 (2-7 overall; 0-5 CAA)

GAME 10 (2-8 overall; 0-6 CAA)

William and Mary 34, Rhode Island 24

Massachusetts 49, Rhode Island 0

October 25, 2008 - Walter J. Zable Stadium - Williamsburg, Va.

November 1, 2008 -Meade Stadium - Kingston, R.I.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Rhode Island football team dropped a 34-24 decision on the road to No. 23/23 William and Mary.

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Rhode Island football team was held scoreless as it fell 49-0 to No. 15/15 Massachusetts.

Senior quarterback Derek Cassidy threw for 225 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, passing for two and running for another.

With the loss, the Rams dropped to 2-3 at home this season. Rams’ quarterback Derek Cassidy tossed for 185 yards on 13-of-24 passing with no touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Cassidy’s two interceptions were uncharacteristic for the URI senior, who came into Saturday’s game, having thrown just four picks at Meade Stadium all year.

The Rams scored on their first offensive series of the game. URI went 74 yards in seven plays spanning 1:09 to take a 7-0 lead. The Tribe responded on its first offensive series of the game as they went as they went 66 yards in seven plays in 3:43 to even the game at seven apiece. William and Mary freshman running back Jonathan Grimes capped the drive with 12 yard run. Both teams were held scoreless for the remainder of the first quarter.

Freshman wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell led the team with four receptions. JohnsonFarrell has caught at least one pass in every game this season.

In the second quarter, Rhode Island scored the only points in the frame as freshman kicker Louis Feinstein drilled a 40-yard field goal. Feinstein’s field goal capped a 14-play 55-yard drive which lasted nearly eight minutes (7:54). The Rams went into the locker room with a 10-7 lead. URI outgained the W&M 212-115 and held the ball for over 20 minutes.

Junior wide receiver Joe Bellini paced the squad with 65 yards receiving. Bellini’s 65-yard output was the highest receiving total he has posted since URI’s game against nationally-ranked New Hampshire (Sept. 13) where he had a careerhigh 80 yards receiving.

William and Mary reclaimed the lead as it scored on its first offensive possession of the second half to take a 14-10 lead. Tribe senior quarterback Jake Phillips hit junior D.J. McAulay in the back of the endzone for an 18-yard touchdown pass. The Tribe added another touchdown on its next offensive series as sophomore Courtland Marriner scored on an eight-yard rush. URI responded with an eight play scoring drive to cut the W&M lead to 21-17. The drive was set up by a fumble recovery by sophomore Dan O’Connell. William and Mary would then score 10 points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, including a 62-yard interception return for a touchdown, which gave the Tribe a 31-17 lead with 10:12 remaining to secure the win. Rhode Island William and Mary

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7 13

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URI - Leonard 38 yard pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 13:51 (1st) W&M - Grimes 12 yard run (Pate kick), 10:08 (1st) URI - Feinstein 40 yard field goal, 1:39 (2nd) W&M - McAulay 18 yard pass from Phillips (Pate kick), 13:23 (3rd) W&M - Marriner eight yard run (Pate kick), 8:33 (3rd) URI - Cassidy one yard run (Feinstein kick), 3:16 (3rd) W&M - Pate 37 yard field goal, 13:29 (4th) W&M - Caldwell 62 yard interception return (Pate kick), 10:12 (4th) W&M - Pate 39 yard field goal, 4:57 (4th) URI - Del Grosso four pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick), 1:19 (4th)

Rhode Island 22 32-114 225 339 4-39.2 1-0 5-37 35:34

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Defensively, URI sophomore Matt Hansen led the team with 8.0 tackles, including three that went for a loss. The Rams fell behind early as UMass got the scoreboard in the first quarter thanks to Tony Nelson’s two-yard touchdown rush. The Minutemen’s scoring drive was set up following an interception by UMass junior linebacker Josh Jennings. Jennings interception occurred on the Rams’ first offensive series of the game. Later in the quarter Nelson would find the endzone once again as he rushed in from 13 yards out, which pushed the UMass advantage to 14-0. Nelson’s second rushing touchdown of the game capped a six-play, 78 yard drive for the Minutemen. In the second quarter, UMass scored 21 points, which gave the Minutemen a 35-0 halftime lead that they would not relinquish. Massachusetts Rhode Island

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UMass - Nelson two yard run (Cuko kick), 12:18 (1st) UMass - Nelson 13 yard run (Cuko kick), 5:36 (1st) UMass - Zardas two yard pass from Coen (Cuko kick), 13:11 (2nd) UMass - Cruz four yard pass from Coen (Cuko kick), 6:12 (2nd) UMass - Jennings 40 yard interception return (Cuko kick), 5:20 (2nd) UMass - Cruz 35 yard pass from Coen (Cuko kick), 13:10 (3rd) UMass - Davis eight yard run (Cuko kick), 6:31 (4th)

William and Mary 19 32-161 207 368 2-45.0 2-2 4-32 24:26

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): URI - Cassidy 15-59; Hughes 14-48; Johnson-Farrell 1-6. W&M - Grimes 19-111; Phillips 9-32; Marriner 3-15.

Massachusetts 19 30-97 286 383 2-48.0 0-0 9-78 25:14

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Rhode Island 15 40-19 193 212 4-35.5 1-1 5-63 34:46

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): UMass - Nelson 12-65; Davis 8-27; Hernandez 3-11. URI - Hughes 17-55; Ferrer 4-11; Johnson-Farrell 1-0.

Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): URI - Cassidy 27-41-3-225. W&M - Phillips 15-24-1-207.

Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): UMass - Coen 15-17-0-241; Woodward 3-5-0-45. URI - Cassidy 13-24-2-185; 1-2-0-8.

Receiving (Rec-Yards): URI - Hughes 9-69; Leonard 4-71; Johnson-Farrell 3-27. W&M - Hill 5-55; McAulay 3-33; Conyers 2-22.

Receiving (Rec-Yards): UMass - Cruz 7-129; Horne 4-86; Sanford 2-22. URI - JohnsonFarrell 4-34; Bellini 3-65; Lawrence 2-18.

Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): URI - Hansen (4-4-8-0.0); Glenn (7-0-7-0.0); Dace (3-3-60.0); Blackmon (5-0-5-1.0); Ball 3-2-5-0.0). W&M - Trantin (9-4-13-0.0); Pigram (8-3-11-0.0); Caldwell (7-4-11-0.0); Cottingham (6-1-7-0.0); Francks (1-5-6-0.0).

Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): UMass - Miles (8-0-8-0.0); Byrd (3-4-7-1.0); Ellis (4-1-5-0.0); Hanson (3-2-5-0.0); Jennnings (1-4-5-0.0). URI - Hansen (7-1-8-0.0); Glenn (6-1-7-0.0); Ball (3-2-5-0.0); Mitchell (3-1-4-0.0); Dace (3-1-4-0.0).

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GAME 11 (2-9 overall; 0-7 CAA)

GAME 12 (3-9 overall; 1-7 CAA)

Maine 37, Rhode Island 7

Rhode Island 29, Northeastern 14

November 15, 2008 - Meade Stadium - Kingston, R.I.

November 22, 2008 - Parsons Stadium - Brookline, Mass.

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Rhode Island football team (2-9 overall; 0-7 CAA Football) fell 37-7 to nationally-ranked Maine on a wet and muddy day at Meade Stadium.

BROOKLINE, Mass. - Rhode Island (3-9 overall; 1-7 CAA Football) rushed for a season-high 211 yards, which propelled the Rams to a 29-14 victory over Northeastern Saturday afternoon at Parsons Field. URI’s win over the NU marks the second straight season Rhody has defeated the Huskies.

Senior running back Jimmy Hughes (Westport, Conn.) led the way offensively for the Rams as he rushed for 54 yards on 12 carries (4.5 yards per carry). The Connecticut native also scored the Rams’ only touchdown on the afternoon.

Senior Jimmy Hughes led the way offensively with 142 yards of total offense and one touchdown. The URI running back closed out his URI career with a season-high 93 yards rushing.

Hughes was one of 16 seniors honored in a ceremony before Saturday’s game.

Northeastern took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter following an eight-yard touchdown rush by sophomore running back John Giffin. Griffin’s touchdown capped an eight-play 57-yard drive that spanned 3:56.

Defensively for the URI, sophomore linebacker Matt Hansen led the way for the Rams as he tallied career-high 15 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss. This season, Hansen has registered 10-or-more tackles in six games. In addition, the Rhode Island native has registered 10-or-more tackles eight times in his career (vs. Brown 9/29/07; vs. UMass 11/3/07; vs. Monmouth 8/30/08; vs. New Hampshire 9/13/08; vs. Hofstra 9/20/08; vs. Towson 10/11/08; vs. Villanova 10/18/08; vs. Maine 11/15/08).

Rhode Island would even the score at seven in the second quarter after freshman Brandon Johnson-Farrell picked up a blocked punt and return it 32 yards for a touchdown. Junior Rodney Mitchell blocked the punt, which led to Johnson Farrell’s touchdown.

Fellow URI linebacker Jeff Ball (Lansdale, Pa.) also recorded double-digit tackles on the day as he finished with 11. Both teams were unable to score in the first quarter, but URI would break the scoreless tie in the second quarter as it engineered a 10-play, 80-yard drive, which spanned 4:39. Hughes capped the drive with a 16-yard rush. Senior quarterback Derek Cassidy (Winter Haven, Fla.) was 4-for-5 for 46 yards on the drive. Cassidy finished the day 18-of-31 for 128 yards. Maine responded with a drive of its own as it went 66 yards in five plays to even the score at seven points apiece. The Black Bears would then take a 9-7 lead as the defense tackled Cassidy in the end zone for a safety.

Rhody would then go on to reclaim the lead thanks to a 40-yard field goal by freshman kicker Louis Feinstein. Feinstein finished the game three field goals, including two from 40-or-more yards (40, 42). The Huskies responded with a touchdown on their next offensive series to take a 14-10 lead with 33 seconds remaining in the first half. NU senior Anthony Orio hit Griffin for an 11-yard touchdown pass. URI cut the lead to one following a 42-yard field goal, by Feinstein. The Rams drove 30 yards in the 26 seconds to set up the field goal as time expired in the first half. Rhody outgained Northeastern 150-126 at the half and limited the Huskies to just 37 yards passing. In the second half, URI scored on its first offensive series to take 19-14 lead. Hughes finished the drive on 11-yard rush, completing an eight-play 60-yard drive.

Following the Rams’ kickoff from their own 20-yard line, Maine would find itself back in the end zone just seven plays later as quarterback Michael Brusko hit wide receiver Tyrell Jones for a 12 yard touchdown pass.

Rhody would then extend its lead to 22-14 thanks to a 29-yard field goal by Feinstein with 4:19 to go in third quarter. URI secured the win with a 12-play 71-yard drive, which lasted 7:23. Redshirt sophomore Anthony Ferrer carried the ball six times for 39 yards on the drive, finishing with a three-yard touchdown run. Ferrer finished the game with 10 carries and a season-high 71 yards rushing.

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URI - Hughes 16 yard run (Feinstein kick), 8:45, (2nd) UM - Turcotte three yard run (Waxman kick), 6:14 (2nd) UM - Stevens safety, 5:55 (2nd) UM - Jones 12 yard pass from Brusko (Waxman kick), 2:32, (2nd) UM - Turcotte 25 yard run (Waxman kick), 1:37 (3rd) UM - Turcotte one yard run (Waxman kick), 7:05 (4th) UM - Brown 29 yard run (Waxman kick), 3:52 (4th)

Maine 19 54-274 105 379 4-33.5 2-0 7-71 38:12

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Rhode Island 14 22-34 128 162 3-51.0 2-1 5-41 21:48

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): UM - Turcotte 20-121; Brown 16-96; Brusko 10-41. URI - Hughes 1254; Ferrer 2-8; Cassidy 8-(-)28. Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): UM - Brusko 6-10-0-105. URI - Cassidy 18-31--128. Receiving (Rec-Yards): UM - Jones 2-36; Williams 1-52; Buttles 1-20. URI - Hughes 5-25; Leonard 4-44; Johnson-Farrell 4-19. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): UM - Belcher (5-3-8-0.5); Whetstone (4-2-6-0.0); Masterson (3-2-5-1.0); Stevens (2-3-5-1.5); Smith (4-0-4-0.0). URI - Hansen (8-7-15-0.0); Ball (6-5-110.0.); Harris (4-4-8-0.0); Urban (5-2-7-0.0); Vellano (3-2-5-0.0).

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NU - Griffin 8 yard run (Johnson kick), 1:28, (1st) URI - Johnson-Farrell 32 yard blocked punt return (Feinstein kick), 7:50, (2nd) URI - Feinstein 40 yard field goal (2nd) NU - Griffin 11 yard pass from Orio (Johnson kick), 0:33 (2nd) URI - Feinstein 42 yard field goal (2nd) URI - Hughes 11 yard run (Feinstein kick failed), 11:31 (3rd) URI - Feinstein 29 yard field goal (3rd) URI - Ferrer three yard run (Feinstein kick), 2:17

Rhode Island 20 47-211 157 368 2-15.0 1-0 7-66 38:14

Team Statistics First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Northeastern 11 27-143 47 190 3-27.7 0-0 5-60 21:46

Individual Statistics Rushing (Att.-Yds): URI - Hughes 21-93; Ferrer 10-71; Cassidy 8-23. NU - Griffin 18-110; Torres 6-18; Orio 1-9. Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yards): URI - Cassidy 13-22-0-157. NU - Orio 5-17-1-47; Sperrazza 0-3-0-0. Receiving (Rec-Yards): URI - Leonard 4-48; Hughes 3-49; Del Grosso 2-30. NU - Mandeville 2-14; 1-13; 1-11. Tackles (UA-A- Total - Sacks): URI - Hansen (6-0-6-0.0); Glenn (5-5-5-0.0); Ball (4-0-4-0.0); O’Connell (3-1-4-0.0); Adesanya (2-0-2-0.0). NU - Higgins (10-5-15-0.0); Byrne (8-1-9-1.0); Laperriere (6-1-7-0.0); Bunch (4-2-6-0.0); Thomas (4-2-6-0.0).

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2008 SEASON RECAP HANSEN AND JOHNSON-FARRELL EARN POSTSEASON CAA HONORS Rhode Island sophomore linebacker Matt Hansen and freshman wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell received Second and Third Team All-Conference honors, respectively. All honors were voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Cassidy Posts Career-High Passing Performance Against UNH On Sept. 13 against nationally-ranked New Hampshire, quarterback Derek Cassidy threw for a career-high 436 yards, completing 34-of-61 passes. In addition, the Florida native accounted for four touchdowns, passing for three and running for one.

THREE RAMS Earn CAA Weekly honors IN 2008 Rhode Island quarterback Derek Cassidy, kicker Louis Feinstein and Brandon Johnson-Farrell each earned CAA Football weekly honors during the 2008 regular season this season. On Sept. 1, Feinstein earned Rookie of the Week honors. Five weeks later on Oct. 6, Cassidy was selected as the league’s Player of the Week. In the final week of the season, Johnson-Farrell picked up Rookie of the Week on Nov. 24.

Looking Back At Cassidy’s Career Day Against New Hampshire Senior quarterback Derek Cassidy’s career-high passing performance against New Hampshire ranks among the school’s top 10 in several statistical categories for a single game, including yards (436, seventh all-time), longest pass completion (83, fifth all-time), completions (34, tied for eighth all-time), attempts (61, tied for eighth all-time) and most total yards by a quarterback (454, fifth all-time).

RAMS SEND SENIORS OUT WITH A WIN Jimmy Hughes and Anthony Ferrer combined for 164 rushing yards and two touchdowns as Rhode Island sent its senior out with a 29-14 victory over Northeastern 29-14 on Nov. 22. Hughes rushed for 93 yards on 21 carries for Rhode Island scoring on an 11-yard run early in the second half. Ferrer rushed 10 times for 71 yards and scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with just over two minutes remaining in the game. Derek Cassidy was 13-of-22 for 157 passing yards, while kicker Louis Feinstein connected on three field goals. Cassidy Wins Gold Helmet Award Rhode Island quarterback Derek Cassidy was honored as the winner of the Boston Globe Gold Helmet Award during the New England Football Writers weekly luncheon at Harvard’s Murr Center on Oct. 8. Cassidy received the weekly honor after he threw for a career-high five touchdown passes in the Rams’ 37-13 Governor’s Cup victory over Brown (Oct. 4). URI Defense Steps Up Against Brown (Oct. 4), Rhode Island’s defensive unit limited the then No. 25 Bears to just 13 points. Brown’s 13 points were the fewest URI allowed in 2008. Rams limit Boston College Air Attack The Rhode Island secondary limited Boston College to just 27 yards passing (Sept. 27). The Eagles’ 27 yards passing were the fewest the Rams have allowed all year. Offense Shines Once Again Against New Hampshire For the second straight year, Rhode Island recorded over 500 yards of total offense against New Hampshire. In the last two years, URI has racked up 1,054 yards of total offense against the Wildcats (537 in 2007; 517 in 2008).

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Topping All CAA Freshmen In 2008, wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell led all CAA freshmen in receptions per game (5.1). He also ranked third in the league in all-purpose yardage (123.2). Johnson-Farrell Off to a Fast Start Wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell was the Rams’ top receiver last season with 57 receptions. As a freshman, Johnson-Farrell caught at least one pass in every game. In addition, the Maryland native led the team in all-purpose yardage with 1,478. Spreading the Wealth The Rhode Island receiving corps saw a dramatic rise in its statistical numbers in 2008 as the squad switched to the spread offense. Last season, four URI receivers have caught 40-or-more passes for 400-ormore yards. Shawn Leonard (647 yards), running back Jimmy Hughes (588 yards), wide receiver Joe Bellini (499 yards) and Brandon JohnsonFarrell (456) have each surpassed 400 receiving yards. In 2007, only three receivers surpassed 200 yards receiving. Hansen Reaches Double Figures in Tackles ... Again Linebacker Matt Hansen made his presence felt last year as he registered 10-or-more tackles in six games. In addition, the Rhode Island native has registered 10-or-more tackles eight times in his career (vs. Brown 9/29/07; vs. UMass 11/3/07; vs. Monmouth 8/30/08; vs. New Hampshire 9/13/08; vs. Hofstra 9/20/08; vs. Towson 10/11/08; vs. Villanova 10/18/08; vs. Maine 11/15/08). FUMBLE!!! Rhode Island forced 13 fumbles and recovered 11 of those miscues, which ranked fifth in CAA Football.

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HISTORY The University of Rhode Island celebrates its 110th season of football in 2008. Led by first-year head coach Joe Trainer, the Rams look to ascend the ranks of the CAA Football, which is regarded as one of the best conferences at the Football Championship Subdivision level. When one things of Rhode Island football, names like Frank Keaney, Tom Ehrhardt, Pat Abbruzzi, Brian Forster, and Steve Furness come to mind. However, it's unlikely any of these men would have had the opportunity to play football at URI has it not been for a pair of student coaches back in 1985 who oversaw the first Ram football team. Three years later, Marshall Tyler became the first coach in school history. Tyler coached the Rams for 10 seasons and guided them to 23 wins. He would go on to be inducted into the University of Rhode Island Athletics Hall of Fame, and a building on campus - Tyler Hall - bears his name to this day. A trio of coaches - George Cobb, Robert Bingham, and Jim Baldwin followed in Tyler's footsteps over the next 11 seasons before Frank Keaney took over the program in 1920. Playing on an unnamed 'informal' field on the plains to the west of the main campus, Keaney led the Rams to 70 wins - a record that still stands among URI head football coaches. Keaney's Rams finished .500 or better in 11 of his 20 seasons, with the 1933 and 1934 squads winning six games each. Perhaps Keaney's finest coaching moment came in 1935, when the Rams defeated in-state rival Brown in varsity competition for the first time in school history, 13-7. It was during Keaney's tenure as head coach - March 8, 1923, to be exact - that the University first adopted the Ram as its mascot. On November 21, 1929, the first 'live' Ram appeared on the sidelines, and live mascots were housed on campus until the 1960's, when it was deemed no longer feasible to do so. A live mascot was used again in 1974, and then not again until 1983. The origin of the Ram is believed to have involved the University's historical agricultural thrust upon the founding of the institution in 1982 as the Rhode Island College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts under the Land Grant Act of 1962. Bill Beck and Paul Sieurzo followed in Keaney's footsteps from 1941-19 and combined to post a record of 17-26-2. Prior to the 1947 season, Beck's Rams became charter members of the Yankee Conference (later Atlantic 10 and currently CAA Football), joining six other Land-Grant Universities. Rhody opened play in the Yankee Conference with a bang, knocking off Massachusetts, 20-13. Hal Kopp took over the coaching reins in 1950 and spent five seasons patrolling the sidelines for URI, compiling a record of 28-11-2. His winning percentage of .707 ranks No. 1 in school history. In Kopp's second season as head coach in 1952 (he did not coach the team in 1951), the Rams snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Bears of Brown University when Bob DiSpirito's extra point sailed through the uprights, giving URI a 7-6 win over the rivals from Providence. The Rams would finish the season 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference, which gave them a share of the conference crown for the first time in school history. The seven wins marked the most in the 54-year history of the program and would later be matched by only four teams in school history - 1978 (7-3), 1982 (7-2), 1984 (10-3), and 1985 (10-3). The 1955 edition of the URI football team also etched their names into the record book as they became the first Ram team to advance to a bowl

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Bernard Pina (14) and Rhode Island first met Brown in 1909. game. After tying two of their first three opponents to start the season, the Rams rallied back to win their final five games, outscoring opponents 11929 during that stretch, to finish 6-0-2 and earn its second Yankee Conference Championship in four years. From there, the Rams flew to Evansville, Indiana to take on Jacksonville State in the 8th annual Refrigerator Bowl. Considering there were only nine bowls for small college's, this was quite an accomplishment, so much so that morning classes were delayed for a rally on the quad to see the team off. In front of 8,500 fans at the Reitz Bowl on December 4, Jacksonville State bested the Rams 12-10. Following the season, Kopp was named New England Coach of the Year while OT Charles Gibbons, center Charles Hunt, OT Robert Novelli, and RB Eddie DiSimone earned First Team All-Yankee Conference honors. Herb Maack took over for Kopp prior to the 1956 season, and in five years as head coach led the Rams to a 17-22-2 mark. John Chironna coached URI in 1961 and 1962 before Jack Zilly took over the program. In Zilly's second season as head coach, URI played its first-ever night game, a 20-11 win over Northeastern at Mt. Pleasant Stadium in Providence. In 1970, Jack Gregory became the 14th coach in URI history, and produced a record of 22-33-3 over the next six seasons. The Rams played the first and only night game ever played at Meade Stadium in 1972, and fans who sat under the portable lights saw the Rams blank Hampton Institute, 270. One year later, Rhode Island made collegiate football history, becoming the first United States collegiate team to play American football on a European continent. The Rams traveled to Frankfurt, Germany for a contest against the U.S. Coast Guard, and flew home over the Atlantic with a 36-6 win in their back pocket. The game was dubbed 'The Turkey Bowl' and was broadcast throughout the world on the Voice of America and Armed Forces Radio Networks through the auspices of the URI Sports Network. The Rams opened Gregory's final season as head coach against St. Mary's University, which is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Under the lights at Cranston Stadium in Providence, URI shut out their neighbors from the north, 33-0 in the school's first-ever game regular-season game against an international opponent. Bob Griffin took over the program in 1976 and led the Rams to unparalleled success. During 17 seasons as head coach, Griffin led the Rams to a record 79 wins and three berths in the NCAA I-AA Playoffs. The Rams struggled in Griffin's first season, finishing with just a 3-5 record, but a 21-20 win over No. 1 New Hampshire in 1977 marked the start of the most successful stretch in URI football history. The 1978 season marked a series of changes for the URI football program. All of the schools in the Yankee Conference were elevated to the new NCAA I-AA alignment, while Meade Stadium was fitted with an additional section of seating as 50 rows of bleachers and a new press box were added (additional concession and restroom facilities would be added in 1980, and the flag grouping at the southwest corner of the stadium was dedicated to former director of athletics and Hall of Famer Maurice “Mo� Zarchen that same season). The additional increased stadium capacity to 9,000 and brought with it free seating on the lawns on either side of the west stands. The east side of Meade also became the home bench. The Rams finished the 1978 campaign

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with a 7-3 mark, but stumbled the following season, going 1-9-1. Rhode Island posted a 2-9 record in 1980. After a series of 'Wait 'til next year' seasons, the Rams won the Yankee Conference with a 4-1 mark in 1981 (6-6 overall) and earned league automatic berth into the NCAA I-AA Playoffs. For Griffin, the berth marked a returned trip to Idaho State, where he spent four season as head coach of the Bengals. URI suffered a 51-0 loss in that firstround contest and would have to wait three more years before returning to the playoffs. The Rams posted a 13-8 combined mark over the next two seasons, going 7-4 in 1982 and 6-4 the following year. The Rams had a record 13 players earn all-conference honors in 1982, including the late Rich Pelzer, who was URI's first I-AA All-America selection in football. That same season, the Rams knocked off the Black Bears of Maine 58-55 in a then-NCAA record six overtimes. The contest - which took three hours and 46 minuets to complete - was the first OT contest in conference history and was honored with a special exhibit in the College Hall of Fame. CBS-TV came to Kingston in 1983 to regionally televise the return matchup between the two teams. The Rams did the capacity home crowd proud, sending the Black Bears back to Orono with a 24-16 loss in what was the first televised game in Meade Stadium history. The 1984 edition of the URI football team set team records for wins in a season as it posted a 10-3 record and advanced to the playoffs for the second time in school history. The Rams set the tone for their run early in the season, defeating Boston University 22-7 in front of 13, 052 - the largest crowd in Meade Stadium history. The Rams went on to capture the Yankee Conference Championship, and with it its automatic bid to the NCAA I-AA Playoffs. Behind record-setting quarterback Tom Ehrhardt, the Rams were sixth in the nation in passing, averaging 306.5 yards per game through the air. The defensive unit was strong as well, allowing just 16.1 points per game - third best in the ECAC.

Rhode Island outlasted Maine 58-55 in a then-NCAA record six overtimes in 1983. The game was honored with a special exhibit in the College Hall of Fame.

The 2009 season marks the 25th anniversery of the 1984 team, which advanced to the NCAA Playoffs The Rams drew a first-round bye and opened the playoffs with a 23-17 win over Richmond in the quarterfinals the following week. URI advanced to face Montana State out of the Big Sky conference, and the eventual national champions downed the Rams 32-20 on a frozen field in Bozeman, Mont. Despite the loss, the team finished second in the final NCAA Poll - the highest national ranking in school history. Coach Bob Griffin’s team won the Lambert-Meadowlands Cup, which is emblematic of the top team in the East, as well as ECAC Team of the Year honors. Additionally, Griffin was named Yankee Conference Coach of the Year, Kodak Region I Coach of the Year, New England Coach of the Year, and Words Unlimited Coach of the Year. Yankee Conference Player of the Year Tom Ehrhardt and tight end Brian Forster, meanwhile, earned All-America honors. The duo, along with OG Greg Sturgis, WR Dameon Reilly, DE Charlie Bounty and DB Tony Hill, also earned All-New England honors while Forster, Reilly, Sturgis, Bounty, Hill, LB Mark Brockwell, WR Tony DiMaggio, OT Rich Capolongo, RB Rich Kelley, DL Bob Dana, and DB Bernie Moran earned All-Yankee Conference honors. Like the 1984 Rams, the 1985 team posted a 10-3 record, including a perfect 5-0 mark in Yankee Conference play, which earned them the school's first undefeated and untied conference title since joining the league 39 years ago. Once again, the Rams were earned ECAC Team of the Year honors and the Lambert-Meadowlands Cup after leading the country in passing. After a 35-27 win over Akron in the first round of the playoffs in Kingston, the Rams traveled to Greenville, S.C. to face Furman, where the eventual national runnerup Paladins dealt URI a 59-15 defeat. Despite the loss, the Rams won a record eight games during the course of the season, and the campaign marked the fourth-straight plus-.500 season. Once could argue that the new computerized scoreboard installed prior to the 1986 season was a results of the gaudy numbers the Rams recorded during the previous two seasons. Unfortunately, the Rams were unable to build off their 10-win seasons and failed to post another .500-plus season until 1991 (6-5). During that stretch, the conference added Richmond and Delaware (1988), and a year later invited Villanova to join the league. That season, the Rams and Wildcats traveled to Milan, Italy for a regular-season contest which was also the first football game for United States collegiate teams on Italian soil. Griffin's final season as head coach came in 1992, and Floyd Keith arrived in Kingston in 1993 to help lead the Rams back to prominence. The league's first African-American coach, Keith struggled in his first two seasons at URI, going 4-7 in 1993 and 2-9 in 1994, but guided the 1995 team to a 7-4 record and a first-place finish in the Yankee Conference's New England Division. The Yankee Conference officially became the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1997, but the results stayed the same for the Rams as they posted a combined mark of 3-13 in their first two seasons in the A-10. Keith, meanwhile, posted a 23-53 mark in seven seasons, and was replaced by Tim Stowers in 2000. The program itself also underwent a renovation in 2000, as the field house, west grandstand, and old press box were demolished to make room for the Ryan Center, which reduced seating to 5,180. For the next two seasons, the Rams used a tent in front of the Tootell Center as a locker room. The arrangements didn't seem to bother Stowers, as he guided the Rams to an 8-3 mark in just his second season, including wins over nationally-ranked Delaware and Hofstra to open the season. The Rams dropped three of their final four games down the stretch to fall out of the playoff race, and over the next six seasons, the Rams never finished with more than three wins.

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HISTORY The Ryan Center opened following the 2002 season and featured a state-of-the-art locker room, modern athletic training room, and a coaches' locker room, giving the Rams some of the finest facilities in the conference. A fundraising drive was started shortly thereafter to increase the season capacity in Meade Stadium, and in 2006, over 2,300 new bleachers and chairback seats were opened on the west side of the stadium. In 2007, the Colonial Athletic Association officially absorbed all of the Atlantic 10 football teams and created a 12-team league of its own. The league consists of two six-team league: the North, which features Hofstra, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northeastern, and Delaware; and the South, which features Delaware, James Madison, Richmond, Towson, Villanova, and William & Mary. In its first season, the league sent a record five teams to the FCS playoffs, and two of them - Richmond and Delaware - advanced to the national semifinals. Additionally, four players - Joe Flacco (Delaware), Tim Hightower and Arman Shields (Richmond), and Matt Sherry (Villanova) - were selected in the NFL Draft. URI Legend - Pat Abbruzzi It has been said that persistence pays off. For Rhode Island football coach Hal Kopp, it sure did. If it was not for his determination in recruiting local high school star Pasquale “Pat” Abbruzzi to spend his Saturday afternoons on the grass of Meade Stadium, Abbruzzi might have set a number of rushing records at Notre Dame or Boston College. A life-long native of Warren, R.I., Abbruzzi was a three-sport star athlete in football, basketball and baseball at Warren High. Kopp had his eye on the All-State player and convinced the local product to stay in Rhode Island even though the Fighting Irish and Eagles had a heavy interest in him. Kopp knew Abbruzzi had the potential to be good back, one to build his offense around and he didn’t want this prized recruit to slip away. His hard-nosed pile-driving style of running, reminiscent of John Riggins and Earl Campbell, was tailor-made for Kopp’s style of ball-control offense. “He was the reason why I went to the University of Rhode Island,” said Abbruzzi. The 5-foot-9, 206-pound Abbruzzi was a hard-nosed, rock solid player who had the physical stature to take the constant pounding that he would take on a weekly basis. In his four years at URI, the Rams had a 22-10 (.710) record and earned shares of the Yankee Conference title twice. In his freshman season, Abbruzzi recorded

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the longest run from scrimmage with a 99-yard touchdown run in the third game of the season against New Hampshire. The mark still stands today. In the Rams’ 27-7 win at New Hampshire on October 4, 1952, Abbruzzi was the story as he bulldozed his way for three touchdowns and set a singlegame record of 306 rushing yards, a record that has never been equaled. He finished the season with eight touchdowns, rushing for 1,189 yards (then a school record). He started his third year in the Rams’ backfield with two touchdowns versus Northeastern in the season-opener. By the time the 1953 campaign ended, he had rambled for 959 yards on 170 carries (5.6 yards per carry) and scored a touchdown in each of the Rams’ eight games that year. In his senior year, a nagging ankle injury suffered in the season opener at Northeastern slowed him all season. But in his final game of his Ram career, Abbruzzi ran for 221 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-0 win over Connecticut. A fitting ending to a remarkable career. Abbruzzi left a lasting impression on the Ram record books. He is URI’s all-time ground gainer with 3,389 yards on 562 carries, is the leader in career touchdowns (25) and is fourth in career points (150). At Rhode Island, he established himself as the greatest back in team history and one of the best ever from the state. The Rams’ Little All-American in 1953 and ’54, Abbruzzi holds a dozen New England, Yankee Conference and Rhode Island rushing records. Many of the URI records that he broke were held by his brother, “Duke,” who played on the Rams from 1937-41. Abbruzzi is the only player in the history of the Yankee Conference to be selected to the All-Conference team. He was selected the Rhode Island Athlete of the Year in 1953 and Rhode Island Italian-American Athlete of the Year in 1953 and 1954. In addition, he was also chosen as an All-New England selection twice. After his illustrious career at URI, Abbruzzi opted to take his talents north of the border to Montreal, Canada. Despite being drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the third round in 1953, he decided on Canada because of a conflict regarding a bonus. Abbruzzi chose to play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He played four seasons in Montreal and became one of the greatest all-time players in Canadian Football history. In his first year, he recorded eight 100-yard games and subsequently was named the Canadian Football League’s Player-of-the-Year in 1955. A member of the Alouettes’ Hall-of-Fame, Abbruzzi holds a number of team records and was named to the league’s All-Pro team each season. He played for the Alouettes from in 1955-58, and holds the team record for rushing touchdowns in a game with four (at Toronto, Oct. 22, 1955) and is second on the all-time list in rushing with 3,749 yards, carries (700), 100-yard games (11) and touchdowns (45). In his first two seasons, Abbruzzi set the team record for touchdowns in a season with 19 in his first year and then broke his own record with 20 the following season. He shares the record for points in a game with 24 versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on September 22, 1956. In his first season, he tied the team record for touchdowns in a game with four on two different occasions (versus Hamilton and Toronto) and recorded another four touchdown game the next year against the Tiger-Cats (September 22, 1956). In three of his four seasons, Abbruzzi led the Alouettes in rushing. He ran for 1,248 yards in 1956, 1,062 in 1957 and 809 in 1957. He holds the team records for rushing touchdowns in a season with 17 and for the most touchdowns in a season by a rookie. In 1972, Abbruzzi’s feats were recognized as he was inducted into the University of Rhode Island Athletic Hall of Fame and he was inducted into the Providence Gridiron Club Hall of Fame in 1976. After his playing days, Abbruzzi still stayed involved in the game he loved. He was a physical education teacher for 30 years and was a successful football coach for 26 years at his alma mater, Warren High School. He built the football program into one of the most respected programs on and off the field. His teams won a total of nine divisional and state championships, including a winning streak of 34 consecutive regular-season victories during the 1970's. He was honored as the Rhode Island School Boy Coach-of-the-Year in 1975. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In his illustrious football career on the high school, collegiate and professional levels, Pat Abbruzzi left a lasting impression on the game both in the United States and Canada. Abbruzzi, who passed away on June 3, 1998 will be remembered as one of the best football players in Rhode Island gridiron history.

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URI Legend - Tom Ehrhardt It has been more than two decades since Rhode Island quarterback Tom Ehrhardt and his outstanding supporting cast made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA I-AA playoffs, but if any memories are eternal, then the 1984 and 1985 Ram teams not only etched their place in the Rhode Island record books, but also in the minds of their faithful fans. Those two teams are a part of Rhode Island lore, and the atmosphere surrounding them permeated throughout the state and the region.“I remember thinking that URI was never going to lose when he (Ehrhardt) was in the game,” said Ram alumnus and assistant gymnastics coach Mike Franco.“You had a sense that he would get it done. He had an intangible quality that allowed him to put his team over the top and he and (Brian) Forster were a great tandem.” The 1984 and 1985 teams combined for a 20-6 record, won two Yankee Conference Championships, and won two NCAA playoff games - the last Ram teams to make the post-season. Ehrhardt is quick though to credit his teammates for the teams’ success. “Our offensive line was strong, we had a solid defense and great receivers,” said Ehrhardt, who holds every Ram passing record after spending just two years at Rhode Island. Ehrhardt and his golden arm transferred to Kingston from then Division II C.W. Post because he liked coach Bob Griffin’s pass oriented offensive style. But in his first start for the Rams in 1984, he was far from great, completing just seven of 14 passes for 71 yards and suffered two interceptions in a 31-21 win over Howard - a game he left injured in the third quarter. Following a win over Lafayette in his second game and a loss to Holy Cross in week three, Ehrhardt began to click. He passed for 272 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams blasted Maine 27-0. A week later, he showed his prowess, throwing for 410 yards and five touchdowns in a 34-13 rout of state rival Brown. The Rams rolled through their schedule unscathed for the next four weeks as Ehrhardt had passing performances of 408 yards against Massachusetts and 425 versus Northeastern. With an 8-1 record and a perfect Yankee Conference mark, the Rams traveled to Durham, New Hampshire and dropped a 14-12 decision to the Wildcats. In the final week of the regular season, Ehrhardt tossed three touchdown passes to Dameon Reilly and one to Bob Donfield in a 29-19 win over Connecticut giving the Rams the league title. After an opening round playoff bye, Rhode Island hosted Richmond at Meade Stadium. Ehrhardt, who along with Griffin were inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996, rose to the occasion.The Rhode Island signal-caller

Tom Ehrhardt (right) poses with former Rhode Island head coach Bob Griffin after he was inducted to the Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame. completed 34-of-53 passes for 389 yards and Forster caught a school record 18 passes as Rhode Island downed the Spiders 23-17 setting up a semifinal match-up at Montana State. Like Ehrhardt’s first game in Keaney blue, the last game of the 1984 season is one he wishes he could forget. With the Rams leading 20-18, Ehrhardt forced a pass that was intercepted on the Montana State three-yard line and returned 97 yards for a touchdown. Rhode Island did not recover, fumbling the ensuing kickoff to set up another Bobcat score. The Rams lost 32-20.“I still have the tape of that game,” said Ehrhardt.“You look at it and say ‘Why did you throw it?’ That interception probably cost us the national championship.” If the end of the 1984 season was disappointing, 1985 started off even worse for Ehrhardt and the heralded Rams. Three plays into the season-opener against Delaware, Ehrhardt left with an injured hip pointer and the Rams fell to the Blue Hens 29-13. Rhode Island also lost All-America defensive back Tony Hill for the season on the fourth defensive play of the game when he fractured his arm. With Ehrhardt out of action against Howard in the next game, backup quarterback Greg Farland stepped in and threw two touchdown passes and the defense stepped up its play in a 46-0 drubbing of the Bison. The return of Ehrhardt in week three saw him throw for 357 yards in a 34-14 win over Maine, but the following week, Brown would avenge their 1984 loss with a 32-27 win over Rhode Island despite 461 yards passing by Ehrhardt. Forster tied his own record of 18 catches for another record 327 yards in the loss. As they did in 1984, the Rams went on a tear, winning their next seven games to finish the regular season at 9-2. Ehrhardt connected for 520 yards passing in a 45-38 win over Lehigh. It was November 16, 1985 when the Rams hosted the Huskies with an undefeated Yankee Conference season hanging in the balance, and after Ehrhardt hit for two first quarter TD passes and a 14-0 lead, it looked like Rhode Island was in control. Connecticut responded with five straight touchdowns and a 35-14 lead. At the half, the Rams trailed 42-28. The URI defense responded in the second half by shutting down the Husky attack while Ehrhardt continued to work his magic as he tossed four more touchdown passes after the break and the Rams rolled to a 56-42 win and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA playoffs. Ehrhardt’s 566 yards passing set a new school standard as were his eight touchdown passes and his .667 passing percentage. Forster, who was named to the Yankee Conference all-time team, caught 16 passes for 205 yards and

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HISTORY Reilly hauled in nine passes for 204 yards in the game. “That was a memorable game,” said a modest Ehrhardt, “because we fell behind by 21 points and came back and won to have an undefeated conference season.” Rhode Island opened the playoffs with a 35-27 win over Akron in Kingston and Ehrhardt was sizzling as he completed a school record 43 passes. In round two, the Rhode Island signal-caller was picked off six times in a 59-15 loss to Furman. He completed 39 of a record 78 attempts, but the interceptions, of which one was returned for a touchdown, led to the end of the season and Ehrhardt’s impressive career. “It was great experience,” Ehrhardt, the only Rhode Island football player ever to have their uniform number (12) retired, said later.“As you get older and you work and have a family, you look back and appreciate it. That was really neat and I was lucky to experience it and we were fortunate to have a great team.” A great team led by a great player which left great memories and set a few records along the way. URI Legend - Frank Keaney When most people think of Frank Keaney, they remember racehorse basketball, fast-breaking offenses and the Rams piling up victory after victory on the hardwood. But Keaney spent 21 years (1920-40) as Rhode Island’s head football coach, as well. He is the school’s second winningest coach registering 70 victories during his tenure. Inheriting a team that had posted a 0-7-1 record in 1919, he sought to rebuild the Rams, a process that would take three years. From 1929-36, Rhode Island posted winning records in seven of eight seasons, going 37-26-4 (.582) over that span. His biggest win on the gridiron came on Oct. 5, 1935 when the Rams battled powerful Brown. The Rams had lost to the Bears 23 straight times and were shutout in the first 13 games between the two teams. Such was the Rams’ record entering the contest against their intrastate rival. As coach Frank Keaney led his charges onto the Brown Stadium gridiron in from of 15,000 fans, a chorus of whistles and catcalls greeted their new Keaney Blue uniforms and white Kangaroo leather shoes, probably the first football team ever to be so attired. As usual, Brown was favored against the Rams. The Rams had lost their first two games of the season without even scoring a point. Rhode Island lost the season-opener, 32-0, at Holy Cross before falling, 7-0, at Maine a week later. The game was the season-opener for Brown.

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Brown had 80 players in uniform while the Rams dressed just 13. Despite their decided underdog status, Keaney had his team prepared for coach D.O. McLaughry’s Brown squad.The game was a thriller that is still talked about today as one of the greatest games ever between the two state teams. Rhode Island marched 94 yards for a score in the first quarter and hit pay dirt on a nifty gallop by Bob Mudge to put the Rams ahead, 13-0, at halftime. Brown rallied and scored on a 65-yard lateral play in the third quarter to cut the lead to 13-7. But the stubborn Ram defense was never again threatened and a late interception by Justin McCarthy assured a victory for the Rams. Pandemonium broke loose when the game ended. Keaney was carried the length of the field by his ecstatic players and the Rhode Island faithful. The victory celebration over the Ivy League power lasted several days with a dance celebration at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, a campus rally on the Quad and a full Monday holiday for the entire college courtesy of college president, Carl Woodward. A portly, wide-faced Irishman, Keaney belonged to the old fashioned school of coaching that stressed character over technique.“My psychology of it is that you’ve got to feel victory if you’re going to win,” he declared. To his players, he was fond of emphasizing the difference between Will to Win and Love to Lose. “As far as techniques of the game, he was probably the worst coach I ever had,” admitted one player.“But as far as being able to psyche teams up and get them ready for games, he was super. He had a great way with all his players, from the substitute to the star.” To compensate for football teams that lacked size and number, Keaney stressed conditioning above all else, seeking both to outlast opponents and to minimize injuries. His players were expected to play every minute of every game. Impatient with the conservative style of play then in fashion, he searched for ways to open up the game. In football he was one of the first to employ the double wing formation, running it with double and triple backfield lateral plays that flabbergasted coaches who shrank from any thrown ball as if it were a live grenade. His baseball teams ran opponents dizzy. The fast break was but the logical extension of this impulse to basketball. That Keaney cared more for the opinion of the fans than of his peers was made evident when he advised his fellow coaches at a New York luncheon, “Give the crowds action. If some coach puts up a screwy defense, use a screwier offense. Then if you lose, pivot and go home.”To critics of his style he said simply, “We don’t say we’re right, but you’ve got to stop us.” During his long coaching and teaching tenure at Rhode Island - spanning more than four decades from the 1920s to the late 1940s - Keaney was constantly experimenting with new ideas both as a coach and as a chemist, as well as a foot hardener suitable, a potent-smelling lineament for aches and pains and distinctive school color “Keaney Blue,” also known as “Rhody Blue.” Before Keaney concocted his special shade of powdery blue, Rhode Island’s colors had been white and royal blue. But Keaney, after spending considerable time mixing a variety of blue and white paints together in his on-campus laboratory, came up with his special shade of blue - a light, soft tint all but the same color as the University of North Carolina’s. Later, after Keaney Gym was finished in 1953, Keaney set up a small lab in a third floor room - now the football player’s lounge - in the southwestern corner of the building where he refined the color to match his exacting specifications. But Keaney had something more; a restless imagination and a flair for showmanship. The fast break in basketball was not the only product of his maverick genius; there was a touch of originality in everything he did. A native of Boston, Keaney graduated from Bates in 1911. He played professional baseball and coached high school before coming to Rhode Island in 1920 as athletic director, coach of all sports and chemistry instructor. Later he even produced a light blue dye, known as “Keaney blue,” a color his teams wore in place of the school’s official color, royal blue. In 28 years as Rhode Island’s legendary basketball coach, Keaney compiled an impressive 401-124 record, but the numbers scarcely measure his achievement. He turned a game of patterned plodding into forty minutes of frenzied excitement while overflow crowds, delighted at the spectacle of racehorse basketball, howled their approval. In an era when most teams did well to score 40 or 50 points a game, Rhode Island averaged nearly 80 and routinely led the nation in scoring. Keaney retired from active coaching in 1948 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960, the Hall of Fame’s second year. Frank William Keaney passed away on Oct. 10, 1967 at the age of 81.

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URI Legend - Hal Kopp In May, 1998, Hal Kopp, the winningest football coach in Rhode Island annals, passed away at the age of 89. Never far from the gridiron, he served as an honorary assistant coach and helped broadcast Rhode Island football games on radio well into his 80s and was a regular at Ram football games until 1997. Growing up at Perry Point, Md., Kopp was exposed to the world of athletics at an early age. Perry Point was a government reservation hospital complex, and at the end of World War I, the reservation employed Kopp’s father and kept young Hal busy in the recreation program. He learned to play baseball, mostly because he was the only one who would agree to crouch down behind the plate and catch the patients who were pitching. Many of the patients were shell-shocked from the war, others had lung damage from mustard gas attacks, and others were unbalanced for one reason or another. But every afternoon during the summer, the instructors would be out on the field working with the patients. And soon Kopp became a regular in their games. In high school, he also took up basketball, soccer and football, and it wasn’t long before people started noticing the talented halfback’s gift for the gridiron game. By his senior year, he decided he would attend Western Maryland and play his college ball for coach Dick Harlow. A rugged 200-pound running back, Kopp gained more yards against archrival Maryland in his sophomore season than the entire Terrapin backfield. In his senior season, he was selected to play in the very first North-South game, held in Baltimore Stadium. Aligned with players from Mississippi, Alabama and throughout the deep South, Kopp and his teammates practiced for one week before the big game. The day of the game, it snowed six inches. For many of his teammates it was the first time they had seen snow. A good spring on the baseball diamond helped him garner a brief stint with the Washington Senators after college, but after bouncing around the baseball ranks, he stumbled upon a coaching opportunity with a former Harlow assistant, Jimmy Dunn at Northeastern, and decided to take it. He had married his college sweetheart, June, and the couple had one son, Karl. His career in coaching was just beginning to take hold when Pearl Harbor was bombed, plunging the United States into World War II. Kopp was called up as a first lieutenant and saw combat during the allied invasion of North Africa. But his coaching career was not on hold for the duration. Due to a stateside assignment, he was able to return home to serve as assistant coach at Brown and later at Connecticut, while head of the ROTC program. After the war ended,

Kopp was discharged from the Army and joined Harlow as a line coach at Harvard. After Harlow’s retirement from coaching, Kopp spent a spring with Connecticut, before moving on to Yale. When Connecticut began looking for a new head coach, Kopp believed his time had come. What he didn’t know was that a former teammate would beat him out for the job. But all was not lost. At the same time, Rhode Island, a small school whose football program was third in athletic importance to basketball and track, was shopping for a head coach. Kopp was offered the job at his first meeting with Vice President Dr. Harold Browning. In his book, “I’ve Seen It All,” Kopp writes about his first few months at the URI helm:“With the help of the alumni secretary, Charlie Hall, the student body and Dr. Browning, I was able to offer a few scholarships to some of the Rhode Island high school players. “I want to say that I had 21 boys and 19 sea gulls at our first spring practice. Despite my small squad, we did well the first year. In fact, we beat the University of Connecticut. It was great satisfaction to me — beating (new Connecticut head coach) Art Valpey. While I was at Rhode Island, my teams never lost to Connecticut, Massachusetts or Northeastern. We also won three out of four games with Brown.” After a 3-5 season in 1950, Kopp was called back to serve in the Korean War. Reassured his job would be secure when he returned, he reported to Fort Benning, Ga., where he became the athletic officer of the Combat Training Center and coached football and basketball. When the time came for duty assignments, Kopp was sent to Bremerhaven, Germany to begin a football program for morale purposes. When he returned to URI in 1952, he had only a week to get his players ready for the annual Brown game. His team defeated Brown for the first time in 14 years, and Kopp was on his way. The 7-1 record of his 1952 team was the best in school history. He spent five seasons at the URI helm, and compiled a 28-11-2 record, the best winning percentage in URI coaching history. He was named the Rhode Island Coach of the Year three times and the New England Coach of the Year in 1955, after piloting his team through an undefeated regular season and then to a postseason game at the Refrigerator Bowl in Evansville, Ind. In 1956, Kopp left Rhode Island to become the first non-Mormon head coach at Brigham Young. After three seasons there, the Mormon lifestyle and the Hal Kopp philosophies were blending like oil and water. He knew his contract would not be renewed and so he accepted a position at Boston University as a line coach. After coaching eight colleges, two all-star games, and two army teams, Kopp decided in 1964 to give high school coaching a try. He was just as successful in the high school ranks, putting together an undefeated season in 1965 and continuing until the 1971 season. Then, he decided to retire from coaching. But giving up an addiction cold turkey is never easy; and so when Bentley called to say they were going to start a program, the renowned coach knew he had to help. He spent the next five seasons developing Bentley into a solid Division III program. June and Hal both retired from the Massachusetts school system at the same time, moving back home to Narragansett. But he still couldn’t stay away from the game — after all, it had been his life for nearly 70 years. In 1993, he surpassed Amos Alonzo Stagg’s longevity record as the oldest active coach in college football. In his own words, Hal Kopp’s career was symbolized by “So many friends. So many victories. So much in the ‘win’ column, after all.”

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Ken Kuzman

Yankee

1967-68

Shane Vergari

Atlantic 10

2001

Year(s)

Shane Laisle

Atlantic 10

2002-03

Miquel Viera

Atlantic 10

1997

Yankee

1951-54

Bob Linder

Yankee

1972

Chuck Wesley

Atlantic 10

2001

Jim Adams

Yankee

1957

Bob Mairs

Yankee

1957

Wendall Williams

Atlantic 10

2002

Bobby Apgar

Yankee

1994-95

Tom Marhefka

Yankee

1978

Fearon Wright

Atlantic 10

2000

Charlie Babbitt

Yankee

1978

Mike Matkevitch

Yankee

1974

Name

Conference

Pat Abbruzzi

All-Conference Third Team

Dustin Bayer

Atlantic 10

Sylvester 'Molly' McGee

Yankee

1972-73

Dick Bell

Yankee

1977

Rich Moser

Yankee

1976

Name

Conference

Estes Benson

Yankee

1978

Frank Morey

Yankee

1959

Cy Butler

Yankee

Roland Bettez

Yankee

1960

Charlie Bounty

Yankee

1983-84

Dustin Breen

Yankee

1971

2003-04

Dennis Murphy

Yankee

1966-67

Jason Ham

Atlantic 10

Tom Mut

Yankee

1981-82

Mary Hayes

Atlantic 10

Dick Narcessian

Yankee

1970

Chris Hixson

Yankee

Year(s) 1994-95 2003 2000 1993; 1995

Bill Britt

Yankee

1974-75

Bob Novelli

Yankee

1955

David Jamison

Atlantic 10

2000-01

Mark Brockwell

Yankee

1984

Dave O'Donnell

Yankee

1965

James Jenkins

Atlantic 10

1997

Don Brown

Yankee

1958

Tony Ozello

Yankee

1976

Brandon Johnson-Farrell

CAA Football

Joe Buesing

Yankee

1963-64

Roger Pearson

Yankee

1957-58

LaJhon Jones

Yankee/Atlantic 10

Cy Butler

Yankee

1995

Rich Pelzer

Yankee

1981-82

Shaka Martin

Atlantic 10

2002

Brad Carson

Yankee

1985

Bernie Pina

Yankee

1953

Nelson Martinez

Atlantic 10

1997

Joe Casey

Atlantic 10

Bill Poland

Yankee

1957; 1959

Chris Orlando

Yankee

CAA Football

2008

Dameon Reilly

Yankee

1983-85

Paul Picciotti

Atlantic 10

1999-2000

Mike Cassidy

Yankee

1985

Rich Remondino

Yankee

1974

Will Santi

Yankee/Atlantic 10

1996/1997

Jason Christopher

Atlantic 10

2007

Barney Rinaldo

Yankee

1981

Lance Small

Atlantic 10

2001

Lou D'Agostino

Yankee

1995

Darren Rizzi

Yankee

1992

Marc Zlotek

Atlantic 10

2000

Pete Dalpe

Yankee

1955

Jim Roberson

Yankee

1982

Brandon Wenz

Atlantic 10

2004

Tony DeLuca

Yankee

1982-83

Bob Seccareccia

Yankee

1983

Mark Dennen

Yankee

1983

Leroy Shaw

Yankee

1979

Larry Deschene

Yankee

1952

Pete Sinagra

Yankee

1978

American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America

Ed DiSimone

Yankee

1955

Lance Small

Atlantic 10

2001

Name

Year(s)

Bob DiSpirito

Yankee

1952

Brian Smith

Yankee

1995

Tom Ehrhardt

1985

Kyle Duval

Yankee

1976

Kevin Smith

Yankee

1988-90

Rich Pelzer

1982

Tom Ehrhardt

Yankee

1984-85

Bob Soderlund

Yankee

1981

Darren Rizzi

1992

Raji El-Amin

Atlantic 10

2006

Tom Spann

Yankee

1976

Jason Elwell

Yankee

1995

Leon Spinney

Yankee

1966

Associated Press All-America

Frank Ferrara

Yankee

1998

Greg Sturgis

Yankee

1984

Name

Team

Frank Finizio

Yankee

1961

Dennis Talbot

Yankee

1982

Dustin Bayer

Third Team

Paul Fitzgerald

Yankee

1955

Tony Tetro

Yankee

1962-63

Mike Cassidy

Honorable Mention

Brian Forster

Yankee

1984-85

Skip Thomas

Yankee

1993

Tom Ehrhardt

First Team

1984-85

Steve Furness

Yankee

1971

John Thompson

Yankee

1966

Brian Forster

First Team

1984-85

Steve Garofalo

Yankee

1973

Steve Tosches

Yankee

1978

Darren Rizzi

First Team

1992

Tony Garofalo

Yankee

1993

Miguel Viera

Atlantic 10

1998

Bob White

First Team

1985

Frank Geiselman

Yankee

1966-67

Matt Walker

Atlantic 10

1998

Bryan Giannecchini

CAA Football

2007

Dave Wienke

Yankee

1983

Boston Gridiron Club Coach of the Year

Charlie Gibbons

Yankee

1955

Bob White

Yankee

1985

Name

Conference

Henry Hill

Yankee

1973

Jeffrey Williams

Yankee

1975-76

Bob Griffin

Yankee

Tony Hill

Yankee

1983-84

Ray Williams

Yankee

1985

Terry Hogg

Yankee

1967

Cal Whitfield

Yankee

1981

Chuck Hunt

Yankee

1955

Wendall Williams

Atlantic 10

2003

Brent Kaufman

Yankee

1967

Wayne Zdanowicz

Yankee

1965

2005-06

2008 1995/1997

1995

Year(s) 2004 1985

Year(s)

All-Conference Second Team

Jim Adams earnedYankee First Team All-Yankee1968 ConferenceYankee honors in 1957. John Klumbanch 1993 Everett Keene

100

Name

Conference

Chris Cassara

Yankee

1991

Lou D'Agostino

Yankee

1994

Peter Doremus

Yankee

1990

Frank Ferrara

Yankee

1996

Bryan Giannecchini

Atlantic 10

2006

Teddy Gibbons

Atlantic 10

2004

Virgil Gray

Atlantic 10

2006

Jason Ham

Atlantic 10

2004

Mark Hayes

Atlantic 10

2001-02

Matt Hansen

CAA Football

Rich Heffernan

Yankee

Ron Iannonti

Atlantic 10

James Jenkins

Yankee

Atlantic 10

Ki'Ameer Johnson

CAA Football

Shane Laisle

Atlantic 10

2002

Shamel Lewis

Atlantic 10

2005-06

Phil Mulcahey

Yankee

1986

Paul Picciotti

Atlantic 10

2001

Lance Small

Atlantic 10

2001

Kevin Smith

Yankee

1987

Mark Stolte

CAA Football

2007

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

Year(s)

2008 1990 1998-99 1996 1998-99 2007

Paul Fitzgerald was a 1955 First Team All-Yankee Conference selection.

1985


Conference All-Academic Team

Wendall Williams Year(s)

Atlantic 10

Special Teams POY

2003

Name

Conference

Eric Cervone

Atlantic 10

Fran Dempsey

A-10/CAA Football

Kyle Edwards

Atlantic 10

2003-06

Mizraim Farley

Atlantic 10

Colin Gallagher

Atlantic 10

Bryan Giannecchini

A-10/CAA Football

2006/2007

Damien Gresko

A-10/CAA Football

2004-06/2007

Shane Laisle

Atlantic 10

2002-03

Name

Year

Chris Hixson

1993

2006 2006/2007-08

Don Hansen's Football Gazette All-America

Joe Casey

CAA Football

2007-08

Bryan Giannecchini

CAA Football

2007

Shane Laisle

Atlantic 10

2002

Wendall Williams

Atlantic 10

2002

Name

Team

Year(s)

2006

Darren Rizzi

Third Team

1991

Sporting News All-America

2006

Darren Rizzi

First Team

1992

Name

Team

Darren Rizzi

First Team

1992

Miquel Viera

Second Team

1998

ECAC Rookie of the Year

The Sports Network Pre-Season All-America Honors

Shamel Lewis

Atlantic 10

2005-06

Josh Mason

Atlantic 10

2005

Steve Moll

A-10/CAA Football

2006/07

ECAC Weekly Honor Roll

Name

Team

D.J. Stefkovich

CAA

2007-08

Name Date

Joe Casey

Second Team

Mark Stolte

A-10/CAA Football

Greg Wicks

CAA

Drew Owens

Atlantic 10

2006/2007

Tony Garofalo

2007-08

Luther Green

9/8/01

2004

Chris Hixson

9/12/93

Frantzy Jordain

10/16/93

Conference Coach of the Year Name

Conference

Bob Griffin

Yankee

Tim Stowers

Atlantic 10

Year(s) 1984-85 2001

Team

Steve Moll

First Team District 1

Year(s) 2007

9/12/03

The Sports Network All-America Honors Name

Team

Cy Butler

Third Team

1995

Joe Casey

Third Team

2007

Lou D'Agostino

Second Team

1995

Year(s)

Frank Ferrara

Second Team

2005

Brian Forster

First Team

ESPN The Magazine All-Academic Name

Year(s)

Year(s)

1998 1984-85

Darren Rizzi

Second Team

1991

Conference Player/Rookie of the Week

ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-Academic

Darren Rizzi

First Team

1992

(Off. - O, Def. - D, Spec. Teams - ST, Rookie - R)

Name

Team

Lance Smalls

Second Team

2001

Name

Conference O/D/ST/R Date

Bryan Giannecchini

First Team District 1

2007

Brian Smith

Third Team

1995

Justin Anselmo

Yankee

ST

9/10/05

Damien Gresko

Second Team All-America

2006-07

Kevin Smith

Honorable Mention

1988

Bobby Apgar

Yankee

O

10/5/93

Damien Gresko

First Team District I

2006-07

Michael Bland

Atlantic 10

ST

9/10/05

Joe Casey

Atlantic 10

R

9/19/05

Joe Casey

Atlantic 10

R

10/23/05

Lou D'Agostino

Yankee

D

9/26/93

Alfonso Dormu

Atlantic 10

ST

10/23/05

Raji El-Amin

Atlantic 10

ST

9/11/06

Frank Ferrara

Yankee

R

9/3/94

Colin Gallagher

Atlantic 10

ST

10/29/06

Luther Green

Atlantic 10

O

9/8/01

Year(s)

RI Words Unlimited Coach of the Year ESPN/USA Today Special Teams

Name

Conference

Player of the Week

Bob Griffin

Yankee

Year(s) 1984-85

Name Date Shane Laisle

10/8/03

Football News All-America Name

Team

Darren Rizzi

First Team

Chris Hixson

Yankee

R

9/12/93

Chris Hixson

Yankee

R

9/26/93

Paul Picciotti

Atlantic 10

D

9/8/01

Name

Team

Yankee Conference 50th Anniversary Team (Named in 1996) Name

Pos.

Year(s)

Brian Forster

TE

1992

Steve Furness

DE

Kevin Smith

DB

Jeffrey Williams

OT

Kodak All-America Honors Year(s)

Verizon All-Academic

Calvin Poole

Atlantic 10

ST

9/1/02

Tony DeLuca

First Team

1983

Raquan Pride

Atlantic 10

D

10/2/06

Tom Ehrhardt

First Team

1984-85

Name

Team

Wendall Williams

Atlantic 10

ST

9/27/03

Brian Forster

First Team

1984-85

Shane Laisle

District 1 University Division 2001

Rich Pelzer

First Team

1982

Darren Rizzi

First Team

1992

Walter Camp All-America

Kevin Smith

First Team

1990

Name

Team

Darren Rizzi

First Team

Conference Postseason Honors Name

Conference

Award

Year(s)

Joe Casey

Atlantic 10

Rookie of the Year

2005

Chris Hixson

Yankee

Rookie of the Year

1993

Year(s)

Year(s) 1992

Kodak Coach of the Year Name

Conference

Bob Griffin

Yankee

Year(s) 1984-85

New England Football Writers All-New England Name

Year(s)

Raji El-Amin

2006

Frank Ferrara

1996

Virgil Gray

2006

Matt Hansen

2008

Shane Laisle

2003

Lance Small

2000

New England Football Coach of the Year Name

Year(s)

Bob Griffin

1984-85

New England Football Writers Golden Helmet Award Name Date Luther Green

LeroyYankee Shaw was aRookie FirstofTeam the Year 1983 All-Yankee Conference selection in 1979.

Dameon Reilly

9/8/01

Pre-Season All-Conference Name

Conference

John Campeni

Atlantic 10

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

Year(s) 2002

Roger Pearson was a two-time First Team AllYankee Conference selection. 101

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HISTORY RHODE ISLAND PLAYERS IN PRO FOOTBALL

Dan Callahan

Brian Forster

Steve Furness

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Name (Pos.) URI Duke Abbruzzi (RB) 1938-41 Pat Abbruzzi (RB) 1951-54 Alan Abruse (OT) 1960-63 John Bush (C) 1995-98 Cy Butler (WR) 1993-95 Dan Callahan (P) 1973 Guy Carbone (DB) 1982-85 Mike Cassidy (DB) 1983-85 Armand Cure (RB) 1941-43 Lou D’Agostino (DL) 1993-95 Chy Davidson (WR) 1978-79 Tony DeLuca (DT) 1980-83 T.J. DelSanto (WR) 1980-82 Tom Ehrhardt (QB) 1984-85 Frank Ferrara (DT) 1994-96;1998 Brian Forster (WR) 1983-85, 1987 Greg Fournier (OL) 1991-94 Steve Furness (DT) 1969-71 Frank Geiselman (FL) 1966-67 Charlie Gibbons (DL) 1954-56 Dick Grann (C) 1953-55 Brian Hunte (LB) 1992-93 Eric Jenkins (DE) 1992-94 James Jenkins (RB) 1996-98 LaJhon Jones (LB) 1994-97 Chris Keneally (OL) 1992-94 Ken Mastrole (QB) 1999 Molly McGee (FB) 1971-73 Rich Moser (RB) 1975-77 Tom Mut (WR) 1978, 1980-82 Rich Pelzer (OT) 1980-82 Jim Pratt (WR) 1985-86 Raquan Pride (DB) 2003-06 Dameon Reilly (WR) 1983-85 Darren Rizzi (TE) 1988-92 Howie Small (C) 1950-52 Lance Small (DB) 1998-01 Kevin Smith (CB) 1987-90 Dennis Talbot (DE) 1979-82 Shane Vergari (C) 1998-01 Chuck Wesley (DB) 1998-01 Bob White (OT) 1982-85 Calvin Whitfield (CB) 1979-82 Jeff Williams (OT) 1973-76 Ray Williams (DB) 1983-86 Wendall Williams (RB) 2000-03

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

Team (League) Pro Seasons Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 1941-43 Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 1956-59 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 1963 Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 2000 New Haven Ninjas (Arena) 2002 Mohegan Wolves (Arena2) 2003 New England Patriots (NFL) 1974 Washington Redskins (NFL) 1975 Jacksonville Express (WFL) 1975 New England Patriots (NFL) 1986 New England Patriots (NFL) 1986 Baltimore Colts (NFL) 1943-44 New York Jets (NFL) 1996 New England Patriots 1981-82 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 1987 Philadelphia Stars (USFL) 1983 New York Jets (NFL) 1986 Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) 1986 New York Giants (NFL) 1999-01 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) 2002 New England Patriots (NFL) 1988 Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1971-80 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) 1981 Detroit Lions (NFL) 1981 Green Bay (NFL) 1968 Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 1956 Baltimore Colts (NFL) 1955 Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 1996 Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 1996 Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 2000 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 1998 New Haven Ninjas (Arena) 2002 Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 1995-96 Orlando Predators (Arena) 2001 Amsterdam Admirals (NFL Europe) 2002 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 1974 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL) 1975 Sask. Roughriders (CFL) 1976-79 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1978-79 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 1980 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 1981 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) 1982-83 New England Patriots (NFL) 1983 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) 1982 New England Steamrollers (Arena) 1988 Manchester Wolves (AFL2) 2008 Indianapolis Colts (NFL) 1986 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 1987 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) 1993 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 1967 Mohegan Wolves (Arena) 2002 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1991 Chicago Fire (USFL) 1983 Mohegan Wolves (Arena ) 2002 Buffalo Destroyers (Arena2) 2003 New York Jets (NFL) 1986 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1987-89 New England Patriots (NFL) 1990 Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 1983 Buffalo Bills (NFL) 1984 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 1977-78 Washington Redskins (NFL) 1979-80 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 1981 Chicago Bears (NFL) 1982 New England Patriots (NFL) 1987 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) 2004-05


RECORDS


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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS SCORING POINTS SCORED

1. 2. 9.

NAME Ed DiSimone Brian Forster Dameon Reilly Dameon Reilly Tony DiMaggio James Jenkins David Jamison Jayson Davis Dameon Reilly Dave Morrill Dameon Reilly James Jenkins Luther Green David Jamison Vince Nedimyer Jayson Davis Jayson Davis Jerell Jones D.J. Porter Jayson Davis Jayson Davis Derek Cassidy Jimmy Hughes

TOTAL 30 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Massachusetts, 10/16/54 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Lafayette, 10/26/85 vs. Akron, 11/30/85 vs. Hofstra, 10/17/98 vs. Richmond, 10/9/99 vs. Fordham, 9/4/04 vs. Connecticut, 11/17/84 vs. Howard, 9/14/85 vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 vs. American Int'l, 8/31/96 vs. Hofstra, 9/8/01 vs. Brown, 9/29/01 vs. Hampton, 10/6/01 vs. Brown, 10/5/02 vs. Central Conn., 9/11/04 vs. Hofstra, 9/25/04 vs. Towson, 10/9/04 vs. William & Mary, 9/17/05 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 vs. James Madison, 10/7/06 vs. New Hampshire, 10/27/07

POINTS SCORED 1. 2. 3. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME Dameon Reilly Dameon Reilly Brian Forster Brian Forster Pat Abbruzzi Skip Thomas Jayson Davis Jayson Davis Michael Griffin James Jenkins James Jenkins Jason Davis Derek Cassidy

PTS 102 84 72 72 72 69 68 68 67 66 66 66 66

POINTS SCORED

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

NAME Jayson Davis Dameon Reilly Matt Walker Brian Forster James Jenkins Chris Cassara Pat Abbruzzi David Jamison Derek Cassidy Bobby Apgar

TOTAL 256 228 208 192 168 153 150 140 120 114

TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING

1. 2. 3.

NAME Ed DiSimone James Jenkins James Jenkins Jayson Davis 16 Times

TOTAL 5 4 4 4 3

NAME Pat Abbrizzi James Jenkins James Jenkins Jayson Davis Jayson Davis Jayson Davis Derek Cassidy 8. John Newson David Jamison 10. Duke Abbruzzi Jayson Davis

TOTAL 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 9

TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

NAME Jayson Davis James Jenkins Pat Abbruzzi David Jamison Derek Cassidy John Newson

YEAR 1985 1984 1984 1985 1954 1993 2004 2005 1985 1996 1998 2002 2006

CAREER

YEARS 2002-05 1983-85 1995-98 1983-85 1996-98 1988-91 1951-54 1998-01 2006-08 1993-95

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Massachusetts, 10/16/54 vs. Brown, 10/3/98 vs. Hofstra,10/17/98 vs. Fordham, 9/4/04 last -Jimmy Hughes vs. New Hampshire, 10/27/07

TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING

1. 2.

SEASON

TOTAL 42 27 25 23 20 17

SEASON

YEAR 1954 1996 1998 2002 2004 2005 2006 1990 2001 1939 2003

CAREER YEARS 2002-05 1996-98 1951-54 1998-01 2005-08 1988-91

James Jenkins 8. Jerell Jones Joe Casey 9. Leroy Shaw 10. David Jamison

17 16 16 15 13

1996-97 2003-07 2005-PRES. 1977-80 1999-2000

TOUCHDOWNS RECEIVING

1. 5.

NAME Dameon Reilly Brian Forster Dameon Reilly Tony DiMaggio Dameon Reilly Bobby Forster Bobby Apgar Dameon Reilly Grant Denniston Frank Geiselman

TOTAL 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Lafayette, 10/26/85 vs. Akron, 11/30/85 vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 vs. Delaware, 9/12/87 vs. Maine, 9/10/94 vs. Connecticut, 11/17/84 vs. Vermont, 10/10/70 vs. Brown, 9/24/66

TOUCHDOWNS RECEIVING

SEASON

TOUCHDOWNS RECEIVING

CAREER

1. 2. 3. 6. 7.

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

NAME Dameon Reilly Dameon Reilly Brian Forster Brian Forster Bobby Apgar Tony DiMaggio Bobby Apgar Bobby Apgar Dameon Reilly Bob Donfield

TOTAL 17 14 12 12 12 9 7 7 7 7

NAME Dameon Reilly Brian Forster Bobby Apgar Tony DiMaggio Darren Rizzi Frank Geiselman Cy Butler Bob Donfield T.J. DelSanto Shawn Leonard

TOTAL 38 32 26 15 15 14 14 13 11 10

POINTS BY KICKING

NAME 1. Chris Cassara Skip Thomas Colin Gallagher 4. Ralph Guerriero Skip Thomas 6. Ralph Guerriero Ralph Guerriero Chris Cassara Matt Walker Colin Gallagher Bryan Giannecchini

TOTAL 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10

POINTS BY KICKING

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

NAME Skip Thomas Michael Griffin Colin Gallagher Matt Walker Ralph Guerriero Matt Walker Louis Feinstein Matt Walker Shane Laisle Chris Cassara

YEAR 1985 1984 1984 1985 1994 1985 1993 1995 1983 1984

YEARS 1983-85 1983-85; 1987 1993-95 1982-85 1989-92 1965-67 1993-96 1983-87 1980-82 2005-PRES.

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Northeastern, 11/5/88 vs. Brown, 10/2/93 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 vs. So. Connecticut, 10/23/82 vs. Maine, 10/16/93 vs. Northeastern, 9/13/80 vs. Maine, 9/18/82 vs. Delaware, 9/17/88 vs. Massachusetts, 9/30/95 vs. Maine, 11/12/05 vs. Fordham, 9/1/07

TOTAL 69 67 65 63 60 59 56 52 52 51

NAME Matt Walker Shane Laisle Chris Cassara Michael Griffin Colin Gallagher Skip Thomas Ralph Guerriero Rick Viall Walter Christiansen Paul Stringfellow

LONGEST RUSH

1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME Pat Abbruzzi Danny Weed Wendall Williams Donald Brown John Newson Shundell Hicks James Jenkins Jerell Jones Derek Cassidy Rich Remondino

YDS 99 95 95 89 89 87 86 84 80 74

RUSHES

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

NAME Frantzy Jourdain David Jamison Joe Casey Cy Butler David Jamison John Newson Rick Kelly Jon Rodgers Cal Whitfield Shyron Sanford David Jamison David Jamison Jason Ham

TOTAL 46 45 41 37 36 35 35 33 33 33 33 33 33

RUSHES

1. 2. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME Davis Jamison Cal Whitfield James Jenkins James Jenkins Joe Casey Jason Ham David Jamison Jason Ham Rich Kelly Jayson Davis

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. New Hampshire, 10/4/52 vs. Northeastern, 9/22/74 vs. Villanova, 10/11/03 vs. New Hampshire, 10/4/58 vs. Richmond, 10/14/91 vs. Northeastern, 11/17/92 vs. Hofstra, 10/17/98 vs. James Madison, 10/13/07 vs. Merrimack, 9/9/06 vs. Boston Univ., 10/26/74

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Maine, 10/16/93 vs. New Hampshire, 10/20/01 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 vs. Brown, 10/2/93 vs. Northeastern, 10/21/00 vs. Brown, 9/22/90 vs. Massachusetts, 10/6/84 vs. Connecticut, 11/14/81 vs. Springfield, 11/20/82 vs. James Madison, 11/15/97 vs. Delaware, 8/30/01 vs. William & Mary, 10/13/01 vs. Hofstra, 11/15/03

TOTAL 307 283 256 254 235 233 227 218 217 216

RUSHES

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

NAME James Jenkins David Jamison Leroy Shaw Joe Casey Pat Abbruzzi Jason Ham Chris Poirier Jayson Davis Jon Rodgers John Newson

TOTAL 765 703 699 592 562 556 532 517 424 398

SEASON YEAR 2001 1982 1997 1998 2005 2003 2000 2004 1984 2002

CAREER

YEARS 1996-98 1998-01 1977-80 2005-PRES. 1951-54 2001-04 1986-89 2002-04 1977; 1979-80 1988-91

SEASON

POINTS BY KICKING

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

RUSHING

TOTAL 208 165 144 111 111 109 104 77 70 67

YEAR 1993 1985 2005 1998 1982 1995 2008 1996 2002 1990

CAREER

YEARS 1995-98 2000-03 1988-91 1984-86 2004-06 1993-94 1979-82 1977-78 1973-75 1983-85

Joe Casey ranks fourth on the URI career rushing yards list.

104

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M


RUSHING YARDS

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

NAME Pat Abbruzzi David Jamison Pat Abbruzzi Jon Rodgers David Jamison Jayson Davis Jayson Davis Jeff West David Jamison Joe Casey

GAME

YDS 306 260 306 197 197 194 189 179 172 172

OPPONENT, DATE vs. New Hampshire, 10/4/52 vs. New Hampshire, 10/20/01 vs. Connecticut, 11/13/54 vs. Connecticut, 11/14/81 vs. Brown, 9/29/01 vs. Brown, 10/2/02 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 vs. Northeastern, 11/19/05 vs. New Hampshire, 9/9/00 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05

RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME David Jamison Joe Casey James Jenkins Cal Whitfield Pat Abbruzzi Jason Ham David Jamison James Jenkins Rich Remondino James Jenkins

YDS 1,320 1,245 1,206 1,200 1,189 1,119 1,065 1,032 1,008 977

RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME Pat Abbruzzi James Jenkins David Jamison Jayson Davis Joe Casey Leroy Shaw Jason Ham Chris Poirier Jon Rodgers Shyron Sanford

YDS 3,389 3,215 3,087 2,901 2,915 2,765 2,630 2,217 1,802 1,795

SEASON

YEAR 2001 2005 1998 1982 1952 2003 2000 1997 1974 1996

CAREER

YEARS 1951-54 1996-98 1998-01 2002-05 2005-pres. 1977-80 2001-04 1986-89 1977; 1979-81 1995-98

PASSING LONGEST PASS COMPLETION

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

PASSES COMPLETED

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

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Greg Farland Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Tom Ehrhardt Greg Farland Greg Farland

TOTAL 43 40 40 39 38 37 35 34 34 34 32 32 32

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Greg Farland Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Dave Wienke Kevin Neville Tony Squitieri

TOTAL 365 308 261 199 190 177 162 162 150 145 144

PASSES COMPLETED

1. 2. 3. 4.

NAME Chris Hixson Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Tony Squitieri

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Akron, 11/30/85 vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Furman, 12/7/85 vs. Boston Univ., 10/18/86 vs. Massachusetts, 10/6/84 vs. New Hampshire, 11/2/85 vs. Richmond, 12/1/84 vs. Maine, 9/22/84 vs New Hampshire, 9/13/08 vs. Boston Univ., 10/19/85 vs. Towson State, 9/13/86 vs. Connecticut, 11/15/86

PASSES COMPLETED

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

GAME

YDS - PLAYERS OPPONENT, DATE 98 - S. Monaco to E. Foster vs. Holy Cross, 9/3/88 95 - S. Crone to D. Weed vs. Northeastern, 9/22/73 85 - S. Donovan to M. Rodgers vs. New Hampshire, 11/10/90 84 - D. Grimsich to J. Tolento vs. Connecticut, 11/15/80 83 - D. Cassidy to J. Hughes vs. New Hampshire, 9/13/08 81 - L. Caswell to D. Narcessian vs. Vermont, 10/12/68 81 - C. Hixson to C. Butler vs. Maine, 9/9/95 80 - D. Grimsich to T.J. DelSanto vs. Boston Univ. ,10/16/82 79 - J. Weaver to S. Jacobs vs. Villanova, 11/21/98 78 - R. Bulgar to K. Gibson vs. Hofstra, 10/17/98

TOTAL 691 673 409 280

SEASON YEAR 1985 1984 2008 1986 1995 1994 1993 1996 1983 1990 1990

Career YEARS 1993-96 1984-85 2005-08 1992-94

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Steve Monaco Kevin Neville Bob Ehrhardt Larry Caswell Steve Tosches Steve Farland

275 260 255 242 224 214

1987-90 1987-90 1969-71 1966-68 1977-78 1984-86

PASSES ATTEMPTED

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

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Greg Farland Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Larry Caswell Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Tom Ehrhardt

GAME

TOTAL OPPONENT, DATE 78 vs. Furman 12/7/85 70 vs. Akron 11/30/85 70 vs. Brown 10/18/86 67 vs. Brown 9/28/85 65 vs. Lehigh 10/12/85 63 vs. Boston Univ. 10/19/85 62 vs. New Hampshire 11/2/85 61 vs. Maine 9/20/86 61 vs. Montana State 12/8/84 61 vs. New Hampshire 9/13/2008 60 vs. Connecticut 11/16/85

PASSES ATTEMPTED

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

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Greg Farland Dave Wienke Chris Hixson Tony Squitieri Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Kevin Neville

TOTAL 645 536 440 397 338 330 302 295 285 276

Season YEAR 1985 1984 2008 1986 1983 1995 1992 1994 1996 1990

PASSES ATTEMPTED

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

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Chris Hixson Derek Cassidy Steve Monaco Larry Caswell Tony Squitieri Kevin Neville Greg Farland Bob Ehrhardt Dave Grimsich

CAREER

TOTAL 1,181 1,179 741 586 569 563 544 525 502 483

YEARS 1984-85 1993-96 2005-08 1987-90 1966-68 1991-94 1987-90 1984-86 1969-71 1980-82

PASSING PERCENTAGE

GAME

PASSING PERCENTAGE

SEASON

(minimum 10 completions) NAME PCT OPPONENT, DATE 1. Jeff Weaver .850 (17-20) vs. James Madison, 10/31/98 2. Derek Cassidy .846 (11-13) vs. Army, 9/9/07 3. Steve Tosches .823 (14-17) vs. New Hampshire, 11/4/78 4. Steve Tosches .761 (16-21) vs. Kings Point, 11/11/78 Chris Hixson .761 (16-21) vs. Maine, 9/9/95 6. Steve Tosches .750 (12-16) vs. Maine, 10/7/78 7. Chris Hixson .722 (13-18) vs. Boston Univ., 10/14/95 8. Tom Ehrhardt .714 (20-28) vs. Lafayette, 9/8/84 9. Derek Cassidy .706 (12-17) vs. Northeastern, 11/17/06 10. Tom Ehrhardt .694 (34-49) vs. Maine, 9/22/84

(minimum 100 attempted) NAME 1. Steve Tosches 2. Chris Hixson 3. Chris Hixson 4. Derek Cassidy 5. Chris Hixson 6. Tom Ehrhardt 7. Billy Jack Haskins 8. Chris Hixson 9. Tom Ehrhardt 10. Steve Tosches

PCT .606 (114-188) .602 (162-269) .600 (117-295) .593 (261-440) .576 (190-330) .575 (308-536) .570 (69-122) .568 (162-285) .566 (365-645) .558 (110-197)

PASSING PERCENTAGE

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

NAME Chris Hixson Steve Tosches Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Bob Ehrhardt Greg Farland Tony Squitieri Steve Crone Steve Monaco Terry Lynch

PCT .586 (691-1,179) .582 (224-385) .570 (673-1,181) .552 (409-741) .508 (255-502) .490 (257-525) .490 (72-148) .473 (210-444) .469 (275-586) .466 (153-328)

YARDS PASSING

NAME 1. Tom Ehrhardt 2. Tom Ehrhardt 3. Tom Ehrhardt 4. Tom Ehrhardt 5. Tom Ehrhardt 6. Tom Ehrhardt 7. Derek Cassidy 8. Tom Ehrhardt 9. Tom Ehrhardt 10. Tom Ehrhardt

GAME

YDS 566 520 494 472 461 446 436 425 410 408

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 vs. Furman, 12/7/85 vs. Akron, 11/30/85 vs. Brown, 9/28/85 vs. New Hampshire, 11/2/85 vs. New Hampshire, 9/13/08 vs. Northeastern, 10/13/84 vs. Brown, 9/29/84 vs. Massachusetts, 10/6/84

YARDS PASSING

SEASON

YARDS PASSING

CAREER

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

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

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Dave Wienke Ken Mastrole Kevin Neville Greg Farland

YDS 4,508 3,870 2,759 2,250 2,218 2,212 2,117 2,113 2,070 2,058

NAME Chris Hixson Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Tony Squitieri Kevin Neville Bob Ehrhardt Larry Caswell Jayson Davis Dave Grimsich Steve Monaco

YDS 8,407 8,378 5,005 3,730 3,463 3,176 3,119 3,118 3,016 2,976

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt 7. Tom Ryan Tom Ehrhardt Chris Hixson 1. 2.

TOTAL 8 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4

YEAR 1985 1984 2008 1995 1993 1994 1983 1999 1990 1986

YEARS 1993-96 1984-85 2005-08 1991-94 1987-90 1969-71 1966-68 2003-05 1980-82 1987-90

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Connecticut 11/16/85 vs Brown 10/4/08 vs. Brown 9/29/1984 vs. Lehigh 10/12/85 vs. Lafayette 10/26/85 vs. Akron 11/30/85 vs. Northeastern 9/21/74 Four Times Three Times

YEAR 1978 1993 1994 2008 1995 1984 1997 1996 1985 1977

CAREER

YEARS 1993-96 1977-78 1984-85 2005-2008 1969-71 1984-86 1991-94 1973-75 1987-90 1979-81

Tom Ehrhardt threw for a school-record 4,508 yards from 1984-85.

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

105 Tom Ehrhardt threw for a school-record 4,508 yards from 1984-85.

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS TOUCHDOWN PASSES

1. 2. 3. 6. 7. 9.

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Derek Cassidy Dave Grimsich Dave Wienke Chris Hixson Larry Caswell Chris Hixson

TOTAL 42 36 15 15 15 14 13 13 12 12

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

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

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Chris Hixson Derek Cassidy Dave Grimsich Tony Squitieri Larry Caswell Bob Ehrhardt Steve Crone Steve Monaco Jayson Davis

TOTAL 78 55 31 24 23 19 18 17 16 16

INTERCEPTIONS

1. 3.

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Greg Farland Greg Meyer Dave Wienke Greg McFarland Tom Ehrhardt Paul Ghilani Tony Squitieri

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Dave Grimsich Dave Wienke Greg Farland Tom Ehrhardt Tom Fay Tony Squitieri Chris Hixson Derek Cassidy Chris Hixson

NAME Chris Hixson Dave Grimsich Tom Ehrhardt Steve Crone Greg Farland Steve Monaco Tony Squitieri Derek Cassidy Kevin Neville Dave Wienke

CAREER YEARS 1984-85 1993-96 2005-08 1980-82 1991-94 1966-68 1969-71 1973-75 1987-90 2002-05

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Furman, 12/7/85 vs. Connecticut, 11/15/86 vs. Holy Cross, 9/22/79 vs. Connecticut, 11/12/83 vs. Delaware, 9/7/85 vs. Brown, 9/28/85 vs. New Hampshire, 11/1/86 vs. Connecticut, 11/21/92

TOTAL 27 24 23 23 19 15 14 14 14 13

INTERCEPTIONS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 10.

YEAR 1985 1984 1994 1995 2008 1982 1983 1996 1967 1993

GAME

TOTAL 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

INTERCEPTIONS

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 10.

SEASON

TOTAL 48 40 36 31 31 28 28 28 26 25

SEASON YEAR 1985 1981 1983 1986 1984 1966 1992 1995 2008 1994

CAREER YEARS 1993-96 1980-82 1984-85 1973-75 1984-86 1987-90 1991-94 2005-08 1987-90 1969-71

8. Cy Butler 9. Dameon Reilly 10. Brandon Johnson Farrell

60 58 57

PASSES CAUGHT

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

NAME Brian Forster Cy Butler Dameon Reilly Darren Rizzi Tony DiMaggio Bobby Apgar Bob Donfield Jim Muse Henry Walker Shawn Leonard

TOTAL 284 189 165 160 149 145 134 118 105 96

RECEIVING YARDS

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

NAME Brian Forster Brian Forster Brian Forster Bobby Apgar Brian Forster Brian Forster Dameon Reilly Darren Rizzi Darren Rizzi Dameon Reilly Brian Forster

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

NAME Brian Forster Brian Forster Dameon Reilly Darren Rizzi Bobby Apgar Dameon Reilly Cy Butler Tom Mut Tony DiMaggio Matt Birkett

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Brown, 9/28/85 vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 vs. Richmond, 12/1/84 vs. Brown, 9/24/93 vs. Northeastern, 11/9/85 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Delaware, 9/19/92 vs. Hofstra, 10/2/92 vs. Lafayette, 10/26/85 vs. New Hampshire, 11/2/85

YDS 1,819 1,357 1,208 1,103 1,042 902 828 803 800 788

RECEIVING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8. 9. 10.

NAME Brian Forster Dameon Reilly Bobby Apgar Darren Rizzi Cy Butler Tony DiMaggio Bob Donfield Shawn Leonard Fran Geiselman Chris Pierce Henry Walker

CAREER

YEARS 1983-85; 1987 1993-96 1983-85 1989-92 1982-85 1993-95 1983-87 1984-87 1966-68 2005-pres.

GAME

YDS 327 299 252 206 205 205 204 164 162 159 159

RECEIVING YARDS

1995 1984 2008

YDS 3,944 2,698 2,431 2,426 2,348 1,724 1,595 1,495 1,488 1,414 1,401

SEASON

YEAR 1985 1984 1985 1992 1994 1984 1994 1982 1985 1999

CAREER

YEARS 1983-85; 1987 1983-85 1993-95 1989-92 1993-96 1982-85 1983-87 2005-pres. 1965-67 1989-92 1966-68

NAME 1. Brian Forster Brian Forster 3. Brian Forster 4. Brian Forster 5. Brian Forster Cy Butler 7. Brian Forster Tony DiMaggio 9. Brian Forster Tony DiMaggio Bob Donfield Darren Rizzi

TOTAL 18 18 17 16 15 15 12 12 11 11 11 11

PASSES CAUGHT

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

NAME Brian Forster Brian Forster Dameon Reilly Darren Rizzi Cy Butler Tony DiMaggio Bobby Apgar

106

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

NAME Brandon Johnson Farrell Raji El-Amin Cy Butler Wendall Williams Jerell Jones Brian Merritt Jerell Jones Brian Merritt Cy Butler Lance Small

YEAR 1985 1984 1985 1992 1994 1985 1994

SEASON

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.

NAME Brandon Johnson Farrell Raji El-Amin Wendall Williams Cy Butler Brian Merritt Jerell Jones Brian Merritt Lance Small Jerell Jones Wendall Williams

NAME Ron Iannotti Cy Butler Cy Butler Chris Pierce Cy Butler Lance Small Chris Peirce Manny DeSousa Lance Small Jerell Jones

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

YDS 907 860 769 694 622 618 614 552 541 532

TOTAL 38 34 31 26 22 22 20 20 20 20

PUNT RETURN YARDS

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

NAME Cy Butler Cy Butler Chris Pierce Cy Butler Lance Small Ron Iannotti Gregg Hoffman Lance Small Lance Small Raji El-Amin

TOTAL 404 266 261 226 209 192 174 139 137 137

YEAR 2008 2006 2003 1994 1991 2005 1992 2000 2007 2001

YEAR 1998 1994 1995 1990 1996 2000 1991 1997 1999 2004

SEASON YEAR 1995 1994 1990 1996 2001 1998 1992 1999 2000 2006

TOTAL OFFENSE TOTAL PLAYS NAME Derek Cassidy Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Greg Farland

TOTAL 91 80 76 75 74

NAME Derek Cassidy Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Greg Farland Chris Hixson Chris Hixson Dave Wienke Chris Hixson Steve Monaco Vince Nedimyer

TOTAL PLAYS

Cy Butler is No. 2 all-time in receptions at URI with 189.

YEAR 2008 2006 1994 2003 2005 1992 2007 1991 1993 2000

PUNT RETURNS

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

SEASON

SEASON

SEASON

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

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

GAME

TOTAL 42 36 34 34 31 29 27 26 26 23

KICKOFF RETURN YARDS

TOTAL PLAYS

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Richmond, 12/1/84 vs. Brown, 9/28/85 vs. Lehigh 10/12/85 vs. Connecticut 11/16/85 vs. Northeastern 11/9/85 vs. Massachusetts 10/1/94 vs. Massachusetts 10/6/84 vs. Massachusetts 10/6/84 vs. Maine 9/21/85 vs. Akron 11/30/85 vs. Boston Univ. 10/19/85 vs. Hofstra 10/2/92

TOTAL 128 100 75 74 73 72 67

KICKOFF RETURNS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

RECEIVING PASSES CAUGHT

NAME Chris Hixson Tom Ehrhardt Jayson Davis Steve Monaco Leroy Shaw Kevin Neville Tony Squitieri Dave Grimsich Joe Casey Greg Farland

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. New Hampshire, 9/13/08 vs. Furman, 12/7/85 vs. Akron, 11/30/85 vs. Brown, 9/28/85 vs. Boston Univ., 10/18/86

TOTAL 812 685 604 443 403 383 382 381 378 377

TOTAL 1,527 1,289 1,118 738 737 713 623 642 601 588

SEASON YEAR 2008 1985 1985 1986 1995 1994 1983 1993 1988 2000

CAREER

YEARS 1993-96 1984-85 2002-05 1987-90 1977-80 1987-90 1991-94 1980-82 2005-pres. 1984-86


YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE - QB

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

YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE - QB

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

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Derek Cassidy Chris Hixson Kevin Neville Chris Hixson Dave Wienke Chris Hixson Greg Farland Dave Grimsich

YDS (PASS/RUSH) 4,372 (4,508/-136) 3,691 (3,870/-179) 2,832 (2759/75) 2,158 (2,250/-92) 2,141 (2,070/71) 2,116 (2,218/-102) 2,114 (2,117/-3) 2,038 (2,223/-185) 1,873 (2,058/-185) 1,856 (1,610/246)

YARDS TOTAL OFFENSE - QB

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

Game

NAME YDS (PASS/RUSH) OPPONENT, DATE Tom Ehrhardt 566 (566/0) vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 Tom Ehrhardt 509 (520/-11) vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 Tom Ehrhardt 480 (494/-14) vs. Furman, 12/7/85 Tom Ehrhardt 477 (461/16) vs. Brown, 9/28/85 Derek Cassidy 454 (436/18) vs. New Hampshire, 9/13/08 Tom Ehrhardt 432 (472/-40) vs. Akron,11/30/85 Tom Ehrhardt 428 (446/-18) vs. New Hampshire, 11/2/85 Tom Ehrhardt 413 (408/5) vs. Massachusetts, 10/6/84

NAME Tom Ehrhardt Chris Hixson Jayson Davis Derek Cassidy Vince Nedimyer Kevin Neville Tony Squitieri Pat Abbruzzi James Jenkins Bob Ehrhardt

YDS (PASS/RUSH) 8,063 (8,378/-315) 7,927 (8,407/-480) 5,822 (3,118/2,704) 5,648 (5,005/643) 3,578 (2,705/873) 3,558 (3,463/95) 3,518 (3,640/-122) 3,389 (3,389/0) 3,345 (3,345/0) 3,243 (3,176/67)

ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE

(Rushing, Receiving, Kickoff and Punt Returns) NAME YDS 1. Wendall Williams 1,964 2. Brian Forster 1,915 3. Cy Butler 1,801 4. James Jenkins 1,689 5. Cal Whitfield 1,657 6. Doug Haynes 1,569 7. Cy Butler 1,547 8. Brandon Johnson-Farrell 1,478 9. Chris Poirier 1,471 10. James Jenkins 1,465

ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE

(Rushing, Receiving, Kickoff and Punt Returns) NAME YDS 1. Cy Butler 5,380 2. Chris Poirier 4,691 3. James Jenkins 4,515 4. Wendall Williams 4,346 5. Brian Forster 4,046 6. Leroy Shaw 3,917 7. Pat Abbruzze 3,389 8. Chris Pierce 3,495 9. Jerell Jones 3,414 10. David Jamison 3,310 11. Joe Casey 3,064

Season YEAR 1985 1984 2008 1995 1990 1993 1983 1994 1986 1982

Career YEARS 1984-85 1993-96 2002-05 2005-08 1998-01 1987-90 1991-94 1951-54 1996-98 1969-71

SEASON YEAR 2003 1985 1994 1998 1982 1986 1995 2008 1989 1997

CAREER SEASON 1993-96 1985-89 1996-98 2000-03 1983-85; 1987 1977-80 1951-54 1989-92 2004-07 1998-01 2005-pres.

6.

Kevin Dobryzinski Ralph Guerriero Steve Goodrich Chris Cassara Pat Donohue Kevin Dobryzinski Shane Laisle

11 10 10 10 10 10 10

PUNTS

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

NAME John Anderson Rick Viall Kevin Dobryzinski Chris Cassara Jason Christopher Leon Spinney Shane Laisle Steve Goodrich Shane Laisle Tim Edger

vs. Massachusetts, 10/1/94 vs. Virginia Tech, 10/11/80 vs. Richmond, 10/24/87 vs. Maine, 10/15/88 vs. New Hampshire, 11/13/93 vs. Delaware State, 9/2/95 vs. Maine, 11/3/01

TOTAL 85 78 78 76 72 69 65 61 60 60

Season YEAR 1972 1977 1995 1988 1999 1967 2002 1987 2001 2008

PUNTS

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

NAME Chris Cassara Jason Christopher John Anderson Shane Laisle Ralph Guerriero Jay Monaghan Bryan Giannecchini Rich Viall Kevin Dobryzinski Leon Spinney

PUNTING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME John Anderson Rick Viall Jason Christopher Shane Laisle Chris Cassara Jason Christopher Kevin Dobryzinski Leon Spinney Shane Laisle Tim Edger

CAREER

TOTAL 236 222 215 215 167 139 134 128 125 110

YDS 2,958 2,866 2,703 2,701 2,667 2,627 2,591 2,583 2,364 2,284

YEARS 1988-91 1996-99 1972-75 2000-03 1979-82 1968-70 2004-07 1977-78 1994-95 1967-68

SEASON

PUNTING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

NAME Chris Cassara Jason Christopher Shane Laisle John Anderson Ralph Guerriero Bryan Giannecchini Rick Viall

YDS 8,782 8,514 8,456 7,481 5,834 5,174 4,616

YEAR 1972 1977 1999 2002 1988 1997 1995 1967 2001 2008

Career

YEARS 1988-91 1996-99 2000-03 1972-75 1979-82 2004-07 1977-78

NAME 1. Mike Cassidy 2. Chris Cassara 3. Steve Caizzi Steve Caizzi 5. Jason Christopher 6. Rob Welsh 7. Bob Ehrhardt 8. Rob Welsh Ralph Guerrieri 10. Shane Laisle Bryan Giannecchini * NCAA Record

YDS 88* 75 74 74 73 71 70 69 69 68 68

PUNTS

1. 4.

NAME Ralph Guerriero Steve Caizzi Chris Cassara Ralph Guerriero

TOTAL 12 12 12 11

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Montana State, 12/8/84 vs. New Hampshire, 11/10/85 vs. Massachusetts, 10/2/82 vs. Massachusetts, 10/4/80 vs. Maine, 9/6/97 vs. Brown, 9/29/79 vs. Boston Univ. 10/23/71 vs. Brown, 9/25/76 vs. Maine, 9/20/80 vs. Massachusetts, 11/22/03 vs. Brown, 9/29/07

1968-70 1994-95 1967-68

SEASON

PUNTING AVERAGE

Career

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

NAME Jason Christopher Bryan Giannecchini Shane Laisle Dan Callahan Chris Cassara Shane Laisle Steve Caizzi Bryan Giannecchini Chris Cassara Rob Welsh

NAME Shane Laisle Jason Christopher Bryan Giannecchini Chris Cassara Leon Spinney Rick Viall Ralph Guerriero John Anderson Kevin Dobryzinski Mike Cassidy

AVG (PUNTS/YDS) 42.4 (62-2,627) 41.0 (43-1,761) 41.6 (65-2,701) 40.3 (45-1,812) 40.2 (43-1,729) 39.4 (60-2,364) 39.2 (25-981) 38.7 (47-1,821) 38.3 (59-2,261) 38.3 (21-804)

AVG (PUNTS/YDS) 39.3 (215-8,456) 38.7 (220-8,514) 38.6 (134-5,174) 37.2 (236-8,782) 36.3 (110-3,996) 36.1 (128-4,616) 34.9 (167-5,834) 34.8 (215-7,481) 34.7 (103-3,570) 34.7 (103-3,559)

CONSECUTIVE PAT'S

1. 4. 6. 8.

1.

NAME Shane Laisle

SEASON 2000-03 1996-99 2004-07 1988-91 1967-68 1977-78 1979-82 1972-75 1994-95 1983-84

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Vermont, 10/4/42 vs. Connecticut, 11/12/83 vs. Hampton, 10/6/01 vs. New Hampshire, 9/20/03 vs. Central Conn., 9/10/05 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 vs. Merrimack, 9/9/06 vs. Hofstra, 9/25/04

TOTAL 106

EXTRA POINTS MADE

1. 4. 9.

YEAR 1997 2007 2002 1973 1990 2001 1982 2006 1991 1979

GAME

NAME TOTAL Bob McCabe 8 Michael Griffin 8 Shane Laisle 8 Shane Laisle 7 Colin Gallagher 7 Colin Gallagher 6 Colin Gallagher 6 Bryan Giannecchini 5

CONSECUTIVE PAT’S

NAME TOTAL Bob McCabe 8 Michael Griffin 8 Shane Laisle 8 Ralph Guerriero 7 Matt Walker 7 Wally Christensen 7 Shane Laisle 7 Colin Gallagher 7 Wally Christensen 6 Michael Griffin 6 Chris Cassara 6 Colin Gallagher 6 Colin Gallagher 6 Colin Gallagher 6

CAREER YEARS 2000-02

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Vermont, 9/26/42 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Hampton, 10/6/01 vs. Maine, 9/18/82 vs. American Int'l, 8/31/96 vs. Northeastern, 9/21/74 vs. New Hampshire, 9/20/03 vs. Central Conn., 9/10/05 vs. Bridgeport, 11/9/74 vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 vs. Towson State, 9/28/91 vs. William & Mary, 9/17/05 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 vs. Merrimack, 9/9/06

EXTRA POINTS MADE

Season

EXTRA POINTS MADE

Career

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

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Northeastern, 10/10/81 vs. Idaho State, 12/5/81 vs. Connecticut, 11/19/88 vs. Massachusetts, 10/3/81

4,463 4,098 3,996

PUNTING AVERAGE

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

KICKING

LONGEST PUNT

8. Jay Monaghan 9. Kevin Dobryzinski 10. Leon Spinney

NAME Michael Griffin Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher Shane Laisle Paul Stringfellow Ralph Guerriero Chris Cassara Matt Walker Colin Gallagher Chris Cassara

NAME Shane Laisle Matt Walker Chris Cassara Shane Laisle Michael Griffin Wally Christensen Paul Stringfellow Ralph Guerriero Colin Gallagher Bryan Giannecchini

TOTAL 46 37 35 35 32 30 30 28 25 24

TOTAL 106 94 78 69 63 55 52 48 41 39

YEAR 1985 2003 2005 2001 1984 1982 1991 1996 2006 1990

YEARS 2000-03 1995-96 1988-91 2000-02 1983; 1985-86 1973-75 1983-84 1980-82 2004-05 2004-07

Bryan Giannecchini averaged 41.0 yards per punt in 2007

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

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GAME

EXTRA POINTS ATTEMPTED

SEASON

1. 2. 4.

NAME Bob McCabe Michael Griffin Shane Laisle Ralph Guerriero Matt Walker Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher Colin Gallagher

TOTAL 10 8 8 7 7 7 7 7

NAME 1. Michael Griffin 2. Paul Stringfellow 3. Shane Laisle 4. Colin Gallagher 5. Shane Laisle 6. Ralph Guerriero Chris Cassara 8. Matt Walker 9. Chris Cassara Matt Walker

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Vermont, 9/26/42 vs. Connecticut, 11/16/85 vs. Hampton, 10/6/01 vs. Maine, 9/18/82 vs. American Int'l, 8/31/96 vs. New Hampshire, 9/20/03 vs. Central Conn., 9/10/05 vs. William & Mary, 9/17/05

TOTAL 51 38 37 36 35 33 33 31 29 29

EXTRA POINTS ATTEMPTED

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

NAME Shane Laisle Matt Walker Chris Cassara Matt Walker Michael Griffin Colin Gallagher Wally Christensen Paul Stringfellow Ralph Guerriero Bryan Giannecchini

TOTAL 107 101 80 80 71 70 67 64 59 41

EXTRA POINT PERCENTAGE

(Minimum Five Made) NAME 1. Michael Griffin Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher Ralph Guerriero Matt Walker Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher Michael Griffin Chris Cassara Colin Gallagher NAME Shane Laisle Shane Laisle Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher Matt Walker Matt Walker Skip Thomas Shane Laisle Skip Thomas Matt Walker

PCT 1.000 (37-37) 1.000 (35-35) 1.000 (20-20) .972 (25-26) .957 (22-23) .955 (21-22) .947 (18-19) .933 (14-15) .923 (13-14) .920 (23-25)

EXTRA POINT PERCENTAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

NAME Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher Skip Thomas Matt Walker Chris Cassara Michael Griffin Rich Viall Wally Christensen Paul Stringfellow Bryan Giannecchini

PCT .991 (106-107) .942 (66-70) .939 (31-33) .931 (94-101) .900 (72-80) .887 (63-71) .842 (32-38) .820 (55-67) .813 (52-64) .813 (39-48)

LONGEST FIELD GOAL

1. 2. 4. 6. 7.

NAME Colin Gallagher Wally Christensen Shane Laisle Ralph Guerriero Bryan Giannecchini Matt Walker Chris Cassara Matt Walker Colin Gallagher Colin Gallagher Louis Feinstein

108

CAREER

YEARS 2000-03 1995-98 1989-91 1995-97 1985-86 2004-06 1974-75 1983-84 1980-82 2004-07

GAME

PCT OPPONENT, DATE 1.000 (8-8) vs. Connecticut,11/16/85 1.000 (8-8) vs. Hampton, 10/6/01 1.000 (7-7) vs. Central Conn., 9/10/05 1.000 (7-7) vs. Maine. 9/18/82 1.000 (7-7) vs. American Int'l, 8/31/96 1.000 (7-7) vs. New Hampshire, 9/20/03 1.000 (6-6) vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 1.000 (6-6) vs. Lehigh, 10/12/85 1.000 (6-6) vs. Towson, 9/28/91 1.000 (6-6) vs. Merrimack, 9/9/06

EXTRA POINT PERCENTAGE

1. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

YEAR 1985 1984 2003 2005 2001 1982 1991 1996 1990 1996

YDS 51 50 50 49 49 48 47 47 47 47 47

SEASON

YEAR 2003 2001 2002 2005 1997 1998 1993 2000 1994 1996

CAREER

YEARS 2000-03 2004-06 1993-94 1995-98 1988-91 1985-86 1977-78 1973-75 1983-84 2004-07

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Fordham, 9/3/05 vs. Brown, 9/28/74 vs. Brown, 10/4/03 vs. Brown, 9/25/82 vs. Richmond, 10/20/07 vs James Madison, 10/31/98 vs. Delaware, 9/17/88 vs. Hofstra, 11/11/95 vs. James Madison, 10/9/06 vs. Maine, 10/28/06 vs. Monmouth, 8/30/08

FIELD GOALS MADE

1. 2.

FIELD GOALS MADE

1. 2. 3. 7.

GAME

NAME TOTAL Chris Cassara 4 Rod Graham 3 Ralph Guerriero 3 Ralph Guerriero 3 Chris Cassara 3 Skip Thomas 3 Skip Thomas 3 Skip Thomas 3 Skip Thomas 3 Matt Walker 3 Ryan Szczesniak 3 Shane Laisle 3 Colin Gallagher 3 Bryan Giannecchini 3 Louis Feinstein 3 Louis Feinstein 3

NAME Skip Thomas Matt Walker Matt Walker Shane Laisle Shane Laisle Louis Feinstein Ralph Guerriero Rick Viall Ryan Szczesniak Colin Gallagher

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Northeastern, 11/5/88 vs. Connecticut, 11/17/79 vs. Northeastern, 9/13/80 vs. Lehigh, 11/6/82 vs. Delaware, 9/16/88 vs. Northeastern, 9/25/93 vs. Brown, 10/2/93 vs. Maine, 10/16/93 vs. Connecticut, 10/22/94 vs. Hofstra, 10/17/98 vs. Connecticut, 10/2/99 vs. Brown, 10/5/02 vs. Maine, 11/12/05 vs. Fordham, 9/1/07 vs. New Hampshire, 9/13/08 vs. Northeastern, 11/22/08

TOTAL 17 14 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10

FIELD GOALS MADE

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

NAME Matt Walker Shane Laisle Skip Thomas Chris Cassara Matt Walker Shane Laisle Ralph Guerriero Colin Gallagher Michael Griffin Mike Viall

TOTAL 38 32 26 25 24 20 18 17 16 15

SEASON YEAR 1993 1998 1995 2003 2002 2008 1982 1978 1999 2005

Career

YEARS 1995-98 2000-03 1993-94 1988-91 1995-97 2000-02 1980-82 2004-06 1983; 1985-86 1977-78

FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED

GAME

FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED

Season

1. 2.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

NAME TOTAL Chris Cassara 4 Colin Gallagher 3 Bryan Giannecchini 3

NAME Skip Thomas Ralph Guerriero Matt Walker Matt Walker Ryan Szczesniak Louis Feinstein Shane Laisle Rich Viall Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Northeastern, 11/5/88 vs. Maine, 11/12/05 vs. Fordham, 9/1/07

TOTAL 25 24 20 19 18 18 16 15 14 14

YEAR 1993 1982 1998 1995 1999 2008 2003 1978 2002 2005

FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED

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

NAME Matt Walker Shane Laisle Ralph Guerriero Skip Thomas Chris Cassara Matt Walker Shane Laisle Colin Gallagher Michael Griffin Rich Viall

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

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

NAME Skip Thomas Shane Laisle Shane Laisle Chris Cassara Bryan Giannecchini Colin Gallagher Michael Griffin Matt Walker Shane Laisle Skip Thomas

Career

TOTAL 59 48 43 36 34 31 30 29 28 22

PCT .818 (9-11) .800 (12-16) .786 (11-14) .750 (9-12) .727 (8-11) .714 (10-14) .700 (7-10) .700 (14-20) .688 (11-16) .680

YEARS 1995-98 2000-03 1980-82 1993-94 1988-91 1995-97 2000-02 2004-06 1983-84 1977-78

SEASON

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

YEAR 1993 2003 2002 1988 2007 2005 1985 1998 2002 1993

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

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

NAME Skip Thomas Rick Viall Chris Cassara Shane Laisle Matt Walker Bryan Giannecchini Mike Griffin Ryan Szczesniak Colin Gallagher Ralph Guerriero

PCT .722 (26-36) .682 (15-22) .676 (25-37) .667 (32-48) .644 (38-59) .588 (10-17) .571 (16-28) .556 (10-18) .548 (17-31) .419 (18-43)

Career

YEARS 1993-94 1977-78 1988-91 2000-03 1995-98 2004-07 1983; 1985-86 1999 2004-06 1980-82

LONGEST KICKOFF RETURN

GAME

LONGEST PUNT RETURN

GAME

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

NAME Chris Pierce Chris Pierce Wendall Williams Wendall Williams Chris Pierce Chris Poirier Jerell Jones Doug Haynes Brian Merritt Brandon Johnson-Farrell

NAME Raji El-Amin Cy Butler Grant Dennison Cy Butler Cy Butler Lance Small Wendall Williams Tony Hill Chris Pierce Alonzo Boyd

YDS 98 96 93 92 90 89 86 86 83 72

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Massachusetts, 10/12/91 vs. Northeastern, 11/9/91 vs. William & Mary, 10/25/03 vs. Massachusetts, 11/23/02 vs. Richmond, 9/9/89 vs. Connecticut, 11/15/86 vs. Central Conn., 9/10/05 vs. Furman, 12/7/85 vs. Connecticut, 11/23/91 vs. Towson, 10/11/08

YDS 86 83 82 80 80 75 75 69 50 49

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Merrimack, 9/9/06 vs. William & Mary, 10/7/95 vs. Brown, 9/30/72 vs. Delaware State, 11/12/94 vs. American Int'l, 8/31/96 vs. Brown, 9/29/01 vs. Richmond, 9/27/03 vs. Howard, 9/1/84 Opponent N/A, 1990 vs. New Hampshire, 10/29/04

DEFENSE TACKLES

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.

NAME LaJhon Jones Gil Rishton Lance Small Miquel Viera John Avento Preston Letts Preston Letts Andrew Elsing Raquan Pride Teddy Gibbons

TACKLES

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

GAME

TOTAL 23 22 20 19 17 17 16 16 16 16

NAME Marty Coyne Chip Forte Tom Marhefka Miquel Viera Mark Brockwell Pat Lawson Miquel Viera Russell Hunter Mark Dennen Preston Letts

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Boston Univ., 10/8/94 vs. Boston Univ.,10/24/92 vs. Richmond, 10/25/01 vs. Richmond, 9/19/98 vs. Boston Univ., 10/26/74 vs. William & Mary, 11/6/99 vs. Connecticut, 10/2/99 vs. Northeastern, 10/12/02 vs. Cincinnati, 11/8/03 vs. Brown, 10/2/04 TOTAL 151 147 144 140 139 136 132 131 126 124

TACKLES

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

NAME Paul Picciotti Lance Small Kurt Brockwell Tom Marhefka LaJhon Jones Mark Dennen Jared Elwell Ron Iannotti Frank Ferrara

TOTAL 388 380 354 339 320 282 279 277 274

SEASON YEAR 1992 1981 1977 1998 1984 1986 1997 1991 1982 1999

CAREER YEARS 1998-01 1998-01 1986-89 1975-78 1994-97 1981-83 1994-97 1995-98 1994-98

LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN GAME

1. 2.

NAME Guy Carbone Tony Hill

YDS 109 (TD) 94

PASSES INTERCEPTED

1. 2. 4.

NAME Kevin Smith Mike Cassidy Chuck Wesley Joe Ptaszek

TOTAL 4 3 3 2

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Lafayette, 10/26/85 vs. Northeastern, 10/8/83

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Massachusetts,10/8/88 vs. Boston Univ.,10/19/85 vs. Hampton, 9/6/01 vs. Lehigh, 11/6/82


Guy Carbone Chuck Watson Bill Brown Kris Kelly Chuck Welsey Ramone Ellis Chuck Wesley Chuck Wesley Terrence Jones

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

vs. Massachusetts, 10/6/84 vs. Massachusetts, 10/5/85 vs. Delaware, 9/17/88 vs. Villanova, 11/2/96 vs. Brown, 10/3/98 vs. Maine, 10/10/98 vs. Massachusetts, 11/7/98 vs. William & Mary, 9/22/01 vs. Villanova, 10/11/03

PASSES INTERCEPTED

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9.

NAME Mike Cassidy Tony Hill Kevin Smith Ron Iannotti Lance Small Chuck Wesley Gregg Hoffmann Kevin Smith Guy Carbone Tony Hill Chris Orlando Jim Roberson Ramone Ellis Chuck Welsey

TOTAL 11 9 9 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

PASSES INTERCEPTED

1. 2. 4. 5. 7. 9.

NAME Kevin Smith Tony Hill Chuck Wesley Guy Carbone Mike Cassidy Lance Small Jim Roberson Raquan Pride Greg Hoffmann Bernie Hoffman Joe Ptaszek

TOTAL 23 15 15 14 11 11 10 10 9 9 9

QUARTERBACK SACKS

1. 2. 6. 7.

NAME Frank Ferrara Lou D'Agostino Doug Clark Lucien Belanger Will Santi LaJhon Jones Charles Babbitt Steve Garofalo Jeff Chenard Jeff Chenard

TOTAL 15 14 13 13 13 13 11 10 10 9

NAME Frank Ferrara Lou D'Agostino LaJhon Jones Charles Babbitt Jeff Chenard Will Santi John Klumbach Lucien Belanger Doug Clark

TOTAL 33 24 23 20 20 19 16 14 13

TACKLES FOR LOSS

1. 2.

NAME Frank Ferrara Loue D'Agostino Will Santi LaJhon Jones Frank Ferrara Isaiah Grier

TOTAL 6 5 5 5 5 5

Career

YEARS 1987-90 1982-85 1998-01 1982-85 1983-85 1998-00 1978; 1981-82 2003-06 1991-93 1981-84 1979-82

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Brown, 10/18/97 vs. Northeastern, 10/21/00 vs. Brown, 9/28/96 vs. Hofstra, 11/23/96 vs. Hofstra, 9/8/01 vs. Villanova, 10/22/05 vs. VMI, 11/19/77 vs. Boston Univ., 10/28/78 vs. William & Mary, 9/3/94 vs. Brown, 9/23/94 vs. New Hampshire, 9/16/95 vs. Connecticut, 10/21/95 vs. Maine, 10/10/98 vs. Hofstra, 9/25/04

QUARTERBACK SACKS

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9.

YEAR 1985 1983 1988 1998 1999 2001 1991 1990 1983 1982 1995 1982 1997 1998

GAME

NAME TOTAL LaJhon Jones 4 Fearon Wright 3 Frank Ferrara 3 Frank Ferrara 3 Isaiah Grier 3 Dana Hart 2.5 Charles Babbitt 2 Paul McNulty 2 Frank Ferrara 2 Lou D’Agostino 2 Ryan Carstens 2 Frank Ferrara 2 Carmine Spagnuolo 2 Dustin Picciotti 2

QUARTERBACK SACKS

1. 2. 3. 7. 8. 10.

SEASON

Season YEAR 1998 1995 1991 1996 1996 1997 1980 1993 1984 1983

Career YEARS 1995-98 1992-95 1994-97 1977-80 1982-84 1993-96 1988-91 1993-96 1988-91

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Brown, 9/28/96 vs. Connecticut, 10/21/95 vs. Brown, 9/28/96 vs. James Madison, 11/15/97 vs. Massachusetts, 11/7/98 vs. Brown, 9/29/01

7.

Lou D'Agostino LaJhon Jones Will Santi

4 4 4

TACKLES FOR LOSS

1. 2. 3. 5. 7.

NAME Frank Ferrara Lou D'Agostino LaJhon Jones Miquel Viera Fearon Wright Matt Hansen Brian Smith Fearon Wright Eric Gray 10. LaJhon Jones Frank Ferrara Preston Letts Paul Picciotti

vs. Massachusetts, 9/30/95 vs. Delaware, 11/18/95 vs. Maine, 9/21/96

TOTAL 27 19 16 16 14 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 12

Season YEAR 1998 1995 1997 1998 2000 2008 1995 1999 2000 1995 1999 1999 1999

TACKLES FOR LOSS

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

NAME Frank Ferrara LaJhon Jones Loue DAgostino Paul Picciotti Fearon Wright Miquel Viera Brian Smith Will Santi Kareem Hinckson Eric Gray

FORCED FUMBLES

1.

NAME Lou D'Agostino Mark Swistak Frank Ferrara Lewis Usher Kyle Beck

Career

TOTAL 49 35 33 30 27 25 23 23 21 20

GAME

TOTAL 2 2 2 2 2

FORCED FUMBLES

NAME 1. Lucien Belanger Lou D'Agostino 3. Will Santi Frank Ferrara Matt Hansen 6. LaJhon Jones Jared Elwell Fearon Wright Andrew Elsing Teddy Gibbons Dan Heffron

YEARS 1994-97 1994-97 1993-95 1998-01 1999-00 1997-98 1993-95 1993-96 1998-01 2000-01

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Delaware, 11/18/95 vs. Delaware, 11/18/95 vs. New Hampshire, 9/6/96 vs. Hampton, 10/6/01 vs. Villanova, 10/11/03

TOTAL 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

Season YEAR 1996 1995 1995 1998 2008 1997 1997 2000 2003 2004 2004

FORCED FUMBLES

NAME 1. Lou D'Agostino 2. Frank Ferrara Will Santi 4. Jared Elwell LaJhon Jones Lucien Belanger 7. Fearson Wright Eric Gray Raquan Pride Matt Hansen

FUMBLE RECOVERIES

1.

NAME Karlo Saver Terrence Carter James Olverson

Career

TOTAL 7 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4

TOTAL 2 2 2

Career

NAME Dennis Talbot Gerry Favreau Mark Dennen Mark Brockwell

Longest Fumble Return

1.

NAME Matt Wilson

YDS 95

PASS BREAKUPS

1. 3.

NAME Keith Heinemann Anthony Offord Mark Swistak Chris Lawson Lance Small Chuck Wesley Chuck Wesley Jamal Saleem Andrew Elsing Mark Zlotek Andrew Elsing

TOTAL 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

PASS BREAKUPS

1. 3. 7. 10.

NAME Jim Robertson Kevin Smith Guy Carbone Tony Hill Chuck Wesley Chuck Wesley Dennis Talbot Raymond Williams Chris Lawson Virgin Gray Raji El-Amin

NAME Raymond Williams Chuck Wesley Anthony Adams Guy Carbone Jim Robertson Chris Lawson Virgin Gray Tony Hill Ron Iannotti Lance Small

GAME

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Hofstra, 10/4/97

Game

OPPONENT, DATE vs. William & Mary, 10/13/01 vs. Massachusetts, 11/23/02 vs. Boston Univ., 10/8/94 vs. Massachusetts, 10/5/96 vs. James Madison, 10/31/98 vs. Brown, 10/16/99 vs. Maine, 10/23/99 vs. Hofstra, 9/8/01 vs. Brown, 10/5/02 vs. Massachusetts, 11/23/02 vs. Northeastern, 9/13/03

TOTAL 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 9

PASS BREAKUPS

1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

1993-94 1994-96; 1998 1994-95 1979-80 1987-90 1981-84 1982-84 1980-82 1983-85 1994-97

TOTAL 25 25 22 20 19 18 17 17 15 15

Season YEAR 1981 1988 1984 1984 1999 2001 1981 1985 1996 2005 2006

Career YEARS 1983-85 1998-01 1986-88 1983-85 1981-82 1995-96 2003-05 1982-84 1996-98 1998-01

GAME

FUMBLE RECOVERIES

1. 2.

7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5

OPPONENT, DATE vs. Connecticut, 11/6/93 vs. New Hampshire, 11/13/93 vs. Boston Univ., 10/14/95

Season

NAME Will Santi Frank Ferrara Charles Babbitt Steve Walsh Dennis Talbot Mark Dennen Mike Cassidy Lou D'Agostino

Lou D'Agostino Frank Ferrara Will Santi Charlie Babbitt Gary Tourony Pete Hickey Tony Hill Barney Rinaldi Mark White Jared Elwell

YEARS 1994-95 1995-98 1994-96 1994-97 1994-96 1994-96 1999-00 2000-01 2003-06 2007-pres.

FUMBLE RECOVERIES

1. 2. 3.

8. 10.

TOTAL 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4

TOTAL 8 7 7 7

YEAR 1995 1996 1979 1979 1980 1982 1985 1993

YEARS 1980-82 1981-83 1981-83 1983-85; 1987-88

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

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TEAM RECORDS RUSHING ATTEMPTS

Game

TOTAL 1. 82 2. 76 76 4. 74 5. 73 73 7. 72 8. 71 9. 70 70 70 70 70

DATE 9/4/04 10/20/01 11/15/03 11/6/71 9/20/03 10/22/05 9/3/05 10/16/04 11/13/71 11/14/81 9/25/04 10/9/04 11/13/04

OPPONENT Fordham New Hampshire Hofstra Temple New Hampshire Villanova Fordham William & Mary Connecticut Connecticut Hofstra Towson Maine

RUSHING ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Season

TOTAL 710 692 681 625 622 614 573 571 546 540

YEAR 2003 2004 2005 2002 2007 2001 2006 1981 2000 1982

RUSHING YARDS

GAME

TOTAL 1. 516 2. 451 3. 479 4. 438 5. 436 6. 433 7. 430 8. 406 9. 395 10. 393

DATE 11/8/52 10/5/02 9/29/07 11/15/03 10/22/05 10/20/01 10/27/07 9/13/03 9/11/04 9/20/03

OPPONENT Brooklyn Brown Brown Hofstra Villanova New Hampshire New Hampshire Northeastern Central Conn. New Hampshire

RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Season

TOTAL 4,005 3,504 3,074 2,904 2,565 2,529 2,244 2,122 2,113 2,038

YEAR 2003 2005 2004 2002 2001 2007 2000 1981 2006 1982

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING

GAME

TOTAL 1. -42 2. -41 3. -26 4. 5 5. 6 6. 10 7. 13 8. 16 9. 17 10. 19

DATE 9/15/84 11/7/87 9/7/08 11/16/85 9/21/85 9/27/86 11/11/95 9/6/86 10/22/88 11/1/08

OPPONENT Holy Cross Northeastern Fordham Connecticut Maine Brown Hofstra Delaware Richmond Massachusetts

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

GAME

TOTAL OPPONENT 1. 10 Fort Adams 2. 9 Vermont 3. 8 Worcester Tech 4. 7 Connecticut 7 St. Stevens 7 Quonset Naval Air Station 7 Maine 8. 6 Brown 6 Hampton 6 Central Conn. State 6 Villanova

DATE 9/23/16 9/26/42 10/31/42 11/20/09 11/6/15 9/18/48 10/19/91 10/3/98 10/6/01 9/11/04 10/22/05

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.

110

TOTAL 31 29 28 27 23 23 22

YEAR 2005 2004 2001 2003 1952 2007 1942

8. 9.

21 20 20

1991 1930 2006

8. 9. 10.

2,545 2,394 2,284

1993 1990 1995

PASSES COMPLETED

GAME

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

GAME

TOTAL 1. 45 2. 43 3. 41 4. 40 5. 38 6. 38 7. 35 8. 34 9. 32 32

DATE 12/7/85 11/30/85 11/16/85 10/12/85 9/21/85 9/13/08 11/2/85 12/1/84 10/19/85 11/9/85

TOTAL OPPONENT 1. 8 Connecticut 2. 5 Brown 5 Brown 5 Lehigh 5 Lafayette 5 Akron 6. 4

DATE 11/16/85 10/4/08 9/29/84 10/12/85 10/26/85 11/30/85 12 Times

OPPONENT Furman Akron Connecticut Lehigh Maine New Hampshire New Hampshire Richmond Boston University Northeastern

PASSES COMPLETED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

SEASON

TOTAL 419 319 269 262 248 225 207 196 194 191

YEAR 1985 1984 2008 1986 1994 1999 1992 2008 1995 1993

PASSES ATTEMPTED

Game

TOTAL 1. 90 2. 70 70 4. 67 5. 65 6. 64 7. 62 8. 61 61 61

DATE 12/7/85 11/30/85 9/13/08 9/28/85 10/12/85 10/19/85 11/2/85 10/22/66 12/8/84 1985

OPPONENT Furman Akron New Hampshire Brown Lehigh Boston University New Hampshire Maine Montana State Connecticut

PASSES ATTEMPTED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Season

TOTAL 761 559 530 461 447 427 427 374 350 338

YEAR 1985 1984 1986 2008 1992 1994 1999 1989 1983 1995

HIGHEST PASSING PCT. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOTAL .590 .584 .581 .574 .570 .569 .566 .550 .529 .528

SEASON YEAR 1993 2008 1992 1995 1984 1978 1996 1985 1977 1998

YARDS PASSING

GAME

TOTAL 1. 580 2. 532 3. 520 4. 480 5. 472 6. 461 7. 446 8. 425 9. 410 10. 408

DATE 11/16/85 12/7/85 10/12/85 9/13/08 11/30/85 9/28/85 11/2/85 10/13/84 9/24/84 10/1/84

OPPONENT Connecticut Furman Lehigh New Hampshire Akron Brown New Hampshire Northeastern Brown Massachusetts

YARDS PASSING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

TOTAL 5,321 3,985 3,015 2,861 2,779 2,724 2,598

Season YEAR 1985 1984 1994 2008 1986 1992 2008

TOUCHDOWN PASSES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

TOTAL 47 37 23 21 16 15 15 15 14 13

Season

YEAR 1985 1984 2008 1994 1992 1995 1983 2008 1990, 1993, 1996 1987

TOTAL PLAYS

GAME

TOTAL 1. 98 98 3. 96 96 5. 95 6. 91 91 8. 89 89 10. 87

DATE 12/7/85 9/25/04 10/6/84 10/20/07 10/19/85 9/28/85 9/13/08 9/18/82 9/15/90 10/20/01

OPPONENT Furman Hofstra Massachusetts New Hampshire Boston University Brown New Hampshire Maine Richmond New Hampshire

TOTAL PLAYS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOTAL 1,034 974 855 843 841 836 829 827 824 822

SEASON YEAR 1985 1984 2003 1981 2005 2007 1982 2008 1989, 1990 2004

TOTAL YARDS

GAME

TOTAL 1. 622 2. 610 3. 608 4. 585 5. 578 6. 576 7. 575 8. 549 9. 547 10. 546

DATE 10/19/91 9/25/04 9/29/07 11/16/85 9/17/05 10/6/84 9/28/85 10/12/85 12/7/85 9/20/03

OPPONENT Maine Hofstra Brown Connecticut William & Mary Massachusetts Brown Lehigh Furman New Hampshire

TOTAL YARDS 6,037 5,017 4,992 4,681 4,249 4,012 3,875 3,862 3,842 3,837

Season

TOTAL (5,231/806) (3,985/1,032) (987/4,005) (3,504/1,177) (2,394/1,855) (938/3,074) (1,837/2,038) (1,950/1,912) (2,545/1,297) (1,298/2,529)

YEAR 1985 1984 2003 2005 1990 2004 1982 1998 1993 2007

AVG. TOTAL OFFENSE

SEASON

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

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

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

TOTAL 464.4 453.8 425.5 398.1 386.3 385.9 364.7 352.3 351.1 349.3

YEAR 1985 2003 2005 2008 1990 1984 2004 1982 1998 1993

TOUCHDOWNS

GAME

TOTAL OPPONENT 1. 10 Fort Adams 10 Vermont 3. 9 Worcester Tech 4. 8 Quonset Naval Air Station 8 Maine 8 Connecticut 8 Maine 8 Hampton 8 Central Conn.

DATE 9/23/16 9/26/42 10/31/42 9/18/48 9/18/82 11/16/85 10/19/91 10/6/01 9/10/05

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

Season

TOTAL YEAR 58 1985 42 1984 37 2001 36 2005 34 1982 33 1990, 1996, 2003 32 1991 29 1983, 2004, 2006, 2007

EXTRA POINTS

GAME

1. 5.

Date 9/23/16 9/26/42 9/18/48 9/10/05 10/31/42 11/10/51 11/8/52 10/16/54 10/11/58 10/12/68 9/18/82 10/19/91 8/31/96 9/20/03

No. Opponent 8 Fort Adams 8 Vermont 8 Quonset Naval Air Station 8 Central Conn. 7 Worcester Tech 7 Brooklyn 7 Brooklyn 7 Massachusetts 7 Brandeis 7 Vermont 7 Maine 7 Maine 7 American International 7 New Hampshire

EXTRA POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Season

TOTAL 54 38 37 36 35 33 30 29 28 26

YEAR 1985 1984 2003 2005 2001 1982 1991 1990 1996 1974, 1983, 2008

2PT CONVERSIONS

GAME

TOTAL 1. 3

DATE 11/15/80

OPPONENT Connecticut

2PT CONVERSIONS 1.

TOTAL 6

Season YEAR 1980

FIELD GOALS

Game

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

DATE 11/5/88 11/17/79 9/13/80 9/17/88 9/25/93 10/2/93 10/16/93 10/17/98 10/2/99 10/5/01 9/7/02 11/12/05 9/1/07 9/13/08 11/22/08

OPPONENT Northeastern Connecticut Northeastern Delaware Northeastern Brown Maine Hofstra Connecticut Brown Hofstra Maine Fordham New Hampshire Northeastern

FIELD GOALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Season

TOTAL YEAR 14 1998 12 1995, 2003 11 2002, 2008 10 1978, 1982, 1999, 2005 9 1988, 1990 8 1996, 2007


FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTS Season

FIRST DOWNS PASSING

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

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

TOTAL 25 24 20 19 18 16 15 13 12

YEAR 1993 1982 1998 1995 1999, 2003, 2008 2002 1978, 1990 1979, 1994 2006

POINTS SCORED

Game

TOTAL OPPONENT 1. 70 Vermont 2. 69 Fort Adams 3. 66 Worcester Tech 4. 58 Maine 5. 56 Quonset Naval Air Station 56 Connecticut 56 Hampton 56 Central Conn. 9. 55 Brooklyn 55 Brooklyn 55 New Hampshire

DATE 9/26/42 9/23/16 10/31/42 9/18/82 9/18/48 11/16/85 10/6/01 9/10/05 11/10/51 11/8/52 9/20/03

POINTS SCORED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOTAL 417 312 309 303 272 266 264 254 251 228

Season YEAR 1985 2005 2003 1984 1984 1991 1982 1996 1990 2007

FIRST DOWNS

Game

TOTAL 1. 35 2. 34 3. 31 31 5. 30 30 7. 29 29 29 29

DATE 10/12/85 11/16/85 11/30/85 10/27/07 10/1/05 9/29/07 10/6/84 10/19/85 10/20/01 9/20/03

OPPONENT Lehigh Connecticut Akron New Hampshire Brown Brown Massachusetts Boston University New Hampshire New Hampshire

FIRST DOWNS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

TOTAL 344 271 247 239 234 229 222 219 219 216

Season YEAR 1985 1984 2003 2002 2005 1994 2004 1998 2008 1990

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING

Game

TOTAL 1. 26 26 3. 23 23 23 6. 21 21 21 9. 20 20

DATE 10/20/01 9/11/04 9/20/03 11/15/03 9/29/07 10/1/94 10/8/05 10/27/07 10/16/04 10/1/05

OPPONENT New Hampshire Central Conn. New Hampshire Hofstra Brown Massachusetts Towson New Hampshire William & Mary Brown

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOTAL 188 188 173 164 150 146 131 119 118 112

YEAR 2003 2003 2005 2004 2001 2002 2007 2000 2006 1981

TOTAL 256 182 142 135 117 113 105 104 102 99

YEAR 1985 1984 1994 2008 1986 1992 1990 1993 1995 1983

PUNT RETURNS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

TOTAL 44 41 39 38 36 31 30 29

Season

Season YEAR 1985 1998 1986 1994 1995 1987 1977, 1978, 1981 1974

PUNT RETURN YARDAGE Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOTAL 430 381 353 269 264 263 241 214 212 210

YEAR 1995 1994 1985 1990 2001 1978 1998 1984 1992 2002

KICKOFF RETURNS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

SEASON

TOTAL 67 65 58 56 53 52 51 50 49

YEAR 2003 2008 2002 1992, 1993 1987, 2006 1999, 2007 1986, 1991 1988 1985

KICKOFF RETURN YARDS Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOTAL 1,291 1,265 1,194 1,122 1,100 1,084 1,046 1,042 1,021 1,001

YEAR 2008 2003 1991 1986 1992 1993 1989 2006 2007 2002

INTERCEPTIONS

Game

1. 2. 3.

YEAR 10/20/73 10/21/72 10/19/85 10/11/03 10/8/88 11/7/98 9/22/07

7 6 5 5 4 4 4

TOTAL Massachusetts Northeastern Boston University Villanova Massachusetts Massachusetts Hofstra

INTERCEPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

181 180 174

1989 1973 1995

PUNTS

GAME

TOTAL 1. 12 12 3. 11 11 5. 10 6. 9

DATE 12/5/81 11/19/88 10/6/73 10/3/81 11/3/01 10/25/01

OPPONENT Idaho State Connecticut Maine Massachusetts Maine Richmond

PUNTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

TOTAL 85 79 78 77 74 73 73 72

Season YEAR 1972 1988 1977, 1995 1979 1968 1981 2002 1987,1999

YARDS PUNTING

Game

TOTAL 1. 468 2. 432 3. 383 4. 379 5. 370 6. 360 7. 345 8. 343 9. 342 10. 329

DATE 12/5/81 10/6/73 10/25/01 11/3/01 9/23/72 9/9/78 10/12/02 11/17/01 11/4/00 10/19/02

OPPONENT Idaho State Maine Richmond Maine Northeastern Delaware Northeastern Massachusetts Richmond Delaware

YARDS PUNTING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Season

TOTAL 2,958 2,891 2,862 2,744 2,712 2,703 2,599 2,591 2,583 2,545

YEAR 1972 1979 1977 2002 1988 1999 1987 1995 1967 1981

PUNTING AVERAGE

Season

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

TOTAL 41.7 40.4 40.2 39.4 37.9 37.6 37.4 37.4 37.3 37.0

YEAR 1996 2002 1990 2001 2003 1979 1967 2006 2008 1975

FORCED FUMBLES

Game

TOTAL 1. 7 2. 4 4 4

DATE 11/18/95 9/4/93 11/12/94 10/29/05

OPPONENT Delaware Boise State Delaware State Hofstra

FORCED FUMBLES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

TOTAL 22 16 14 13 11 10 9 8

Season YEAR 1995 2004 2001 2002, 2005, 2008 1996 1997, 1998, 2000 1994 2007

FUMBLE RECOVERIES

Game

TOTAL OPPONENT DATE 1. 4 Northeastern 11/9/91 4 Hampton 10/6/01 4 Hofstra 10/29/05 4. 3* New Hampshire 10/15/05 * recent; accomplished on seven occasions

FUMBLE RECOVERIES 1. 2. 3. 4. 8. 9.

Season

TOTAL 23 20 19 16 16 16 16 15 14 14

YEAR 1985 1995 1984 1983 1987 1988 1990 1994 1993 2002

PASS BREAKUPS

Game

TOTAL OPPONENT DATE 1. 10 Massachusetts 11/23/02 2. 9 Brown 10/16/99 3. 8 Northeastern 11/9/91 8 Connecticut 11/23/91 8 Northeastern 9/13/03 6. 7* William & Mary 9/17/05 * recent; accomplished on five occasions

PASS BREAKUPS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

TOTAL 53 45 44 43 42 40 39 38

Season YEAR 1984 1991 1985 2001 1996 2004 1995, 1999 1988, 1993, 1997

Season

TOTAL YEAR 24 1985 22 1973 21 1988 20 1983 19 1980 18 1972, 1999 17 1982,1984,1989,1991,1998

INT. RETURN YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

8. 9. 10.

TOTAL 428 268 252 241 235 212 204

Season YEAR 1985 1983 1990 1998 2003 2001 1991

Bob Griffin’s 1985 Rams racked up 56 points against Connecticut on Nov. 16, 1985

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TEAM RECORDS


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ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS Head Coach No coach Marshall Tyler George Cobb Robert Bingham Jim Baldwin Fred Murray Frank Keaney Bill Beck Paul Cieurzo Hal Kopp Ed Doherty Herb Maack John Chironna Jack Zilly Jack Gregory Bob Griffin Floyd Keith Tim Stowers Darren Rizzi Totals

Seasons Years 1895-97 3 1898-08 10 1909-11; 1913-14 5 1912 1 1915-16 2 1917, 1919 2 1920-40 21 1941, 1946-49 5 1942, 1945 2 1950, 1952-55 5 1951 1 1956-1960 5 1961-62 2 1963-69 7 1970-75 6 1976-92 17 1992-99 7 2000-07 8 2008 1 109 seasons

Won 2 23 17 6 6 2 70 12 5 28 3 17 4 21 22 79 23 33 3 376

Lost 7 22 16 3 9 11 87 22 4 11 5 22 11 41 33 107 53 57 9 530

Tied 0 8 5 0 1 3 12 2 0 2 0 2 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 43

Pct. .222 .509 .513 .667 .406 .219 .450 .361 .556 .707 .375 .439 .306 .344 .404 .425 .303 .367 .250 .421

Bob Griffin is the winningest coach in URI history

Year-by-Year Records Year 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 112

Record Pct. Head Coach 1-1-0 .500 No coach 0-4-0 .000 No coach 1-2-0 .333 No coach 5-0-0 1.000 Marshall Tyler 2-3-1 .417 Marshall Tyler 0-2-1 .167 Marshall Tyler 0-2-0 .000 Marshall Tyler NO TEAM 2-4-1 .357 Marshall Tyler 3-3-1 .500 Marshall Tyler 3-3-1 .500 Marshall Tyler 1-2-1 .375 Marshall Tyler 3-1-2 .667 Marshall Tyler 4-2-0 .667 Marshall Tyler 3-4-0 .429 George Cobb 5-1-1 .786 George Cobb 5-2-1 .688 George Cobb 6-3-0 .667 Robert Bingham 2-6-0 .250 George Cobb 2-3-3 .438 George Cobb 3-5-0 .375 Jim Baldwin 3-4-1 .438 Jim Baldwin 2-4-2 .375 Fred Murray NO TEAM (WORLD WAR I) 0-7-1 .063 Fred Murray 0-4-4 .125 Frank Keaney 3-5-0 .375 Frank Keaney 4-4-0 .500 Frank Keaney 1-5-1 .214 Frank Keaney 0-7-0 .000 Frank Keaney 2-5-1 .313 Frank Keaney 1-6-0 .143 Frank Keaney 5-3-0 .625 Frank Keaney 2-7-0 .222 Frank Keaney 5-2-1 .688 Frank Keaney 5-2-1 .688 Frank Keaney 4-4-0 .500 Frank Keaney 2-5-1 .313 Frank Keaney 6-2-0 .750 Frank Keaney 6-3-0 .667 Frank Keaney 4-4-1 .500 Frank Keaney 5-4-0 .556 Frank Keaney 3-4-1 .438 Frank Keaney 4-4-0 .500 Frank Keaney 3-4-1 .438 Frank Keaney

Year 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

Record Pct. Head Coach 5-3-0 .625 Frank Keaney 5-2-1 .688 Bill Beck 3-3-0 .500 Paul Cieurzo NO TEAM (WORLD WAR II) NO TEAM (WORLD WAR II) 2-1-0 .667 Paul Cieurzo 2-4-0 .333 Bill Beck 3-4-0 .429 Bill Beck 2-4-1 .357 Bill Beck 0-8-0 .000 Bill Beck 3-5-0 .375 Hal Kopp 3-5-0 .375 Ed Doherty 7-1-0 .875 Hal Kopp 6-2-0 .750 Hal Kopp 6-2-0 .750 Hal Kopp 6-1-2 .778 Hal Kopp 2-6-0 .333 Herb Maack 5-2-1 .688 Herb Maack 4-4-0 .500 Herb Maack 3-5-1 .389 Herb Maack 3-5-0 .375 Herb Maack 2-6-1 .278 John Chironna 2-5-2 .333 John Chironna 4-5-0 .444 Jack Zilly 3-7-0 .300 Jack Zilly 2-7-0 .222 Jack Zilly 1-7-1 .167 Jack Zilly 6-2-1 .722 Jack Zilly 3-6-0 .333 Jack Zilly 2-7-0 .222 Jack Zilly 3-5-0 .222 Jack Gregory 3-6-0 .333 Jack Gregory 3-7-0 .300 Jack Gregory 6-2-2 .700 Jack Gregory 5-5-0 .500 Jack Gregory 2-8-0 .200 Jack Gregory 3-5-0 .375 Bob Griffin 6-5-0 .545 Bob Griffin 7-3-0 .700 Bob Griffin 1-9-1 .137 Bob Griffin 2-9-0 .182 Bob Griffin 6-6-0 .500 Bob Griffin 7-4-0 .636 Bob Griffin 6-4-0 .600 Bob Griffin 10-3-0 .769 Bob Griffin W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

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

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

Pct. .769 .091 .091 .363 .273 .454 .545 .091 .364 .182 .636 .400 .182 .273 .091 .273 .727 .250 .333 .364 .364 .364 .278 .250

Head Coach Bob Griffin Bob Griffin Bob Griffin Bob Griffin Bob Griffin Bob Griffin Bob Griffin Bob Griffin Floyd Keith Floyd Keith Floyd Keith Floyd Keith Floyd Keith Floyd Keith Floyd Keith Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Tim Stowers Darren Rizzi


ALL-TIME RESULTS


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ALL-TIME RESULTS 1895

1-1

1896

0-4

Home 1-0, Away 0-1 Head Coach: None Oct. 24 Patwucket High School W, 6-0 Nov. 16 at Friends School L, 0-10

Home 0-3, Away 0-1 Head Coach: N/A Oct. 11 Friends School L, 0-8 Oct. 18 Camp Street Athletics L, 0-8 Oct. 25 Providence High School L, 0-2 Jan. 15 at Friends School L, 6-18

1897

1-2

Home 1-0, Away 0-2 Head Coach: N/A Oct. 16 at New London High School L, 0-6 Oct. 23 at Connecticut* L, 8-22 Nov. 13 Patwucket High School W, 22-0 *First game against collegiate competition

Marshall Tyler

1900

0-1-2

1901

0-2

Home 0-1, Away 0-0-2 Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Oct. 14 at Rogers High School T, 5-5 Oct. 21 Connecticut L, 0-43 Oct. 28 at Friends School T, 0-0

Home 0-1, Away 0-1 Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Nov. 3 at Connecticut L, 0-27 Nov. 17 Brown Sophomores L, 0-10

1902 No Team 1903

1904 Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Sept. 28 Westerly High School Oct. 1 Springfield Oct. 8 Durfee High School Oct. 15 Thibodeau Academy Oct. 29 Dean Academy Nov. 12 Brown Freshmen Nov. 19 Connecticut

Head Coach 1898-1908 23-22-8 (10 seasons)

1905

1898

5-0

Home 5-0, Away 0-0 Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Oct. 7 Westerly High School W, 12-6 Oct. 15 Westerly Athletic Assoc. W, 33-0 Oct. 29 Providence High School W, 16-0 Nov. 5 Brown Freshmen W, 5-0 Nov. 12 East Greenwich Academy W, 2-0

Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Sept. 23 at New Hampshire Oct. 4 East Greenwich Academy Oct. 7 Massachusetts Oct. 21 Brown Seconds Oct. 28 Brown Freshmen Nov. 4 Brown Sophomores Nov. 11 Trinity

1898

2-3-1

1906

Home 2-2-1, Away 0-1 Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Oct. 1 Dean Academy W, 11-0 Oct. 14 Brown Freshmen L, 5-6 Oct. 18 Westerly High School T, 0-0 Nov. 8 South Kingston H.S. W, 22-0 Nov. 11 Friends School L, 6-27 Nov. 18 at Connecticut L, 0-17

2-4-1

Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Oct. 3 Fall River High School T, 0-0 Oct. 14 Massachusetts L, 0-46 Oct. 17 Brown Freshmen L, 0-22 Oct. 24 Friends School W, 5-0 (forfeit) Oct. 31 Worcester Tech L, 0-45 Nov. 7 Dean Academy L, 0-30 Nov. 14 Connecticut W, 11-6

Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Oct. 6 Brown Seconds Oct. 13 Springfield Oct. 20 New Hampshire Nov. 3 Bryant & Stratton

3-3-1 W, 54-0 L, 0-27 W, 28-0 W, 32-0 L, 0-28 L, 0-7 T, 10-10

3-3-1 L, 0-6 W, 10-0 L, 0-11 T, 5-5 W, 40-0 W, 34-0 L, 29-12

1-2-1 T, 0-0 L, 0-33 L, 0-20 W, 14-0

1907

3-1-2

1908

4-2

Home 2-0-1, Away 1-1-1 Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Oct. 5 at Massachusetts L, 0-11 Oct. 12 Dean Academy T, 0-0 Oct. 19 at Worcester Tech W, 14-0 Nov. 2 at New Hampshire T, 6-6 Nov. 9 St. Andrew's W, 6-0 Nov. 26 Connecticut W, 42-0

Home 3-1, Away 1-1 Head Coach: Marshall Tyler Sept. 25 at Massachusetts L, 0-2 Oct. 10 Worcester Tech L, 0-4 Oct. 17 St. Andrew's W, 21-0 Oct. 24 Bryant & Stratton W, 6-0 Nov. 14 New Hampshire W, 12-0 Nov. 20 at Connecticut W, 12-10

George Cobb Head Coach 1909-11; 1913-14 17-16-5 (five seasons)

1909

3-4

1910

5-1-1

Home 3-1, Away 0-3 Head Coach: George Cobb Sept. 29 at Brown L, 0-6 Oct. 9 New York University L, 0-7 Oct. 16 Boston College W, 9-0 Oct. 30 at Worcester Tech L, 0-11 Nov. 6 St. Andrew's W, 13-0 Nov. 13 at New Hampshire L, 5-11 Nov. 20 Connecticut W, 51-0

Home 3-0, Away 2-1-1 Head Coach: George Cobb Sept. 24 at Massachusetts T, 0-0 Oct. 1 at Tufts W, 5-0 Oct. 5 at Brown L, 0-5 Oct. 22 St. Andrew's W, 22-0 Oct. 29 at Connecticut W, 33-0 Nov. 5 Worcester Tech W, 10-0 Nov. 12 New Hampshire W, 6-0

1911

5-2-1

Home 2-0, Away 3-2-1 Head Coach: George Cobb Sept. 23 at Massachusetts W, 5-0 Sept. 30 at Maine W, 3-0 Oct. 4 at Brown L, 0-12 Oct. 14 Norwich W, 3-0 Oct. 21 at New York University T, 0-0 Oct. 28 at New Hampshire W, 9-8 Nov. 4 at Worcester Tech L, 0-3 Nov. 11 Boston College W, 25-0

Robert Bingham Head Coach 1912 6-3 (one season)

1912

6-3

Home 4-0, Away 2-3 Head Coach: Robert W. Bingham Sept. 21 at Massachusetts W, 7-0 Sept. 28 Pawtucket Athletic Club W, 20-0 Oct. 5 at Brown L, 0-14 Oct. 12 at Maine L, 0-18 Oct. 19 at Fordham W, 6-0 Oct. 26 Woecester Tech W, 27-0 Nov. 2 New Hampshire W, 25-0 Nov. 9 Fort Greble W, 14-6 Nov. 16 at New York University L, 7-14

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1913

2-6

1914

2-3-3

Home 2-0, Away 0-6 Head Coach: George Cobb Sept. 27 at Amherst L, 0-10 Oct. 4 at Brown L, 0-19 Oct. 11 at Maine L, 0-44 Oct. 18 at Colby L, 6-10 Oct. 25 Fort Adams W, 13-0 Nov. 1 at New Hampshire L, 0-13 Nov. 8 Rogers High School W, 19-0 Nov. 15 at Boston College L, 0-27

Home 2-1-1, Away 0-2-2 Head Coach: George Cobb Sept. 26 at Wesleyan T, 0-0 Oct. 3 at Brown L, 0-20 Oct. 10 Boston College L, 0-21 Oct. 17 East Greenwich Academy W, 6-0 Oct. 24 at Fordham L, 0-21 Oct. 31 New Hampshire W, 7-0 Nov. 7 Worcester Tech T, 6-6 Nov. 14 at New Hampshire T, 0-0

1919

0-7-1

Home 0-2, Away 0-5-1 Head Coach: Fred Murray Sept. 27 at Brown L, 0-27 Oct. 11 at Wesleyan L, 0-35 Oct. 18 at Boston University L, 6-14 Oct. 25 at St. Stephens L, 2-31 Nov. 1 at Holy Cross L, 3-29 Nov. 8 Massachusetts L, 11-19 Nov. 15 at Worcester Tech T, 6-6 Nov. 22 Connecticut L, 3-7

Frank Keaney Head Coach 1920-40 70-87-12 (21 seasons)

Jim Baldwin 1920

Head Coach 1915-16 6-9-1 (two seasons)

1915

3-5

Home 2-0, Away 1-5 Head Coach: Jim Baldwin Sept. 25 at Brown L, 0-38 Oct. 2 at Wesleyan L, 0-12 Oct. 16 at Worcester Tech L, 0-6 Oct. 23 at Connecticut W, 9-7 Oct. 30 at Union L, 0-3 Nov. 6 St. Stephens W, 47-0 Nov. 13 at Fordham L, 0-7 Nov. 22 New Hampshire W, 10-0

1916

3-4-1

Home 2-0, Away 1-4-1 Head Coach: Jim Baldwin Sept. 23 Fort Adams W, 69-0 Sept. 30 at Brown L, 0-18 Oct. 7 at Wesleyan T, 3-3 Oct. 14 at Maine W, 13-0 Oct. 21 at Colgate L, 0-33 Oct. 28 Connecticut W, 13-6 Nov. 4 at Boston College L, 0-39 Nov. 18 at New Hampshire L, 0-12

1921

Head Coach 1917; 1919 2-11-3 (two seasons)

2-4-2

Home 1-0-1, Away 1-4-1 Head Coach: Fred Murray Sept. 29 at Brown L, 0-27 Oct. 6 at Wesleyan T, 0-0 Oct. 13 at Worcester Tech W, 30-0 Oct. 20 New Hampshire T, 0-0 Oct. 27 at Holy Cross L, 0-13 Nov. 3 at Boston College L, 0-48 Nov. 10 at New York University L, 6-9 Nov. 17 Fort Kearney W, 12-0

1918

No Team - World War I

3-5

Home 2-0, Away 1-5 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 17 at New London Sub Base L, 0-13 Sept. 24 at Brown L, 0-6 Oct. 1 at Bowdoin L, 0-9 Oct. 15 at Maine L, 3-7 Oct. 22 at Worcester Tech W, 27-0 Oct. 29 at Boston University L, 0-14 Nov. 5 Massachusetts W, 7-2 Nov. 12 at Bates Cancelled - Snow Nov. 19 Connecticut W, 27-21

1922

4-4

Home 2-2, Away 2-2 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 23 at Coast Guard Academy W, 12-0 Sept. 30 at Brown L, 0-27 Oct. 14 St. Stephens L, 6-7 Oct. 21 Delaware W, 7-0 Oct. 28 at New York University L, 7-23 Nov. 4 Worcester Tech W, 19-0 Nov. 11 Lowell Textile L, 3-6 Nov. 18 at Connecticut W, 12-7

1923

Fred Murray

1917

0-4-4

Home 0-2, Away 0-2-4 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 25 at Brown L, 0-25 Oct. 2 at Wesleyan L, 0-20 Oct. 16 at Maine T, 7-7 Oct. 23 Boston University L, 0-7 Oct. 30 at Union T, 7-7 Nov. 6 at Massachusetts T, 7-7 Nov. 13 Worcester Tech L, 0-7 Nov. 20 at Connecticut T, 0-0

1-5-1

Home 1-1, Away 0-4-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 22 at Maine L, 0-14 Oct. 6 at Harvard L, 0-35 Oct. 13 at New Hampshire L, 0-13 Oct. 27 at New York University L, 0-21 Nov. 3 at Worcester Tech T, 0-0 Nov. 10 Coast Guard Academy W, 13-0 Nov. 17 Connecticut L, 0-7

1924

0-7

Home 0-4, Away 0-3 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 27 Maine L, 0-37 Oct. 11 New Hampshire L, 6-17 Oct. 18 Lowell Textile L, 0-6 Oct. 25 at CCNY L, 0-13 Nov. 1 Worcester Tech (HC)* L, 9-14 Nov. 8 at Bates L, 7-13 Nov. 15 at Connecticut L, 0-22 * First Homecoming

1925

2-5-1

Home 2-1-1, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 26 at Brown L, 0-33 Oct. 3 at Western Maryland L, 0-7 Oct. 10 Lowell Textile W, 12-0 Oct. 17 at New Hampshire L, 0-26 Oct. 24 CCNY W, 12-0 Oct. 31 at Worcester Tech L, 18-26 Nov. 7 Bates L, 0-13 Nov. 14 Connecticut (HC) T, 0-0

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1926

1-6

1927

5-3

1928

2-7

1929

5-2-1

1930

5-2-1

1931

4-4

1932

2-5-1

1933

6-2

Home 1-2, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 26 at Brown L, 0-14 Oct. 2 Maine L, 0-7 Oct. 9 at Lowell Textile L, 0-7 Oct. 16 New Hampshire (HC) L, 6-7 Oct. 23 at CCNY L, 0-29 Nov. 6 Worcester Tech W, 26-7 Nov. 13 at Connecticut L, 0-33

Home 3-1, Away 2-2 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 24 at Brown L, 0-27 Oct. 1 at Maine L, 0-27 Oct. 8 Lowell Textile W, 26-0 Oct. 15 at New Hampshire W, 20-18 Oct. 22 CCNY L, 19-20 Oct. 29 at Worcester Tech W, 20-14 Nov. 5 Coast Guard Academy W, 14-6 Nov. 12 Connecticut (HC) W, 12-0

Home 2-3, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 22 Coast Guard Destroyer* L, 0-7 Sept. 29 at Maine L, 6-20 Oct. 6 Coast Guard Academy W, 6-0 Oct. 13 New Hampshire (HC) L, 0-12 Oct. 20 Newport Naval Training Station W, 7-0 Oct. 27 at Lowell Textile L, 0-21 Nov. 10 Worcester Tech L, 0-13 Nov. 17 at Connecticut L, 0-24 Nov. 24 at Brown L, 7-33 * First Game at Meade Stadium

Home 3-0, Away 2-2-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 21 Arnold W, 19-0 Sept. 28 at Maine L, 0-6 Oct. 5 at Brown L, 6-14 Oct. 19 at Bates T, 6-6 Oct. 26 Lowell Textile W, 26-7 Nov. 2 at Coast Guard Academy W, 26-0 Nov. 9 at Worcester Tech W, 39-0 Nov. 16 Connecticut (HC) W, 19-6

Home 5-0, Away 0-2-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 20 Arnold W, 38-0 Sept. 27 at Brown L, 0-7 Oct. 4 at Maine L, 12-13 Oct. 18 Bates W, 14-0 Oct. 25 Coast Guard Academy W, 27-0 Nov. 1 Boston University W, 14-0 Nov. 8 Worcester Tech (HC) W, 45-0 Nov. 15 at Connecticut T, 0-0

Home 2-0, Away 2-4 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 26 at Maine W, `8-7 Oct. 3 at Brown L, 0-18 Oct. 17 at Bates L, 0-3 Oct. 24 Coast Guard Academy (HC) W, 33-7 Oct. 31 at Boston University L, 7-25 Nov. 7 at Worcester Tech W, 34-0 Nov. 14 Connecticut W, 14-0 Nov. 28 at Providence L, 0-6

Home 1-3, Away 1-2-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 24 at Maine L, 0-12 Oct. 1 at Brown L, 0-19 Oct. 8 Boston University L, 0-7 Oct. 15 Bates L, 0-6 Oct. 22 Arnold W, 6-0 Oct. 29 at Coast Guard Academy W, 13-0 Nov. 5 Worcester Tech (HC) L, 0-12 Nov. 12 at Connecticut T, 19-19

Home 4-1, Away 2-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 23 Brooklyn W, 12-0 Sept. 30 at Maine W, 6-0 Oct. 7 at Brown L, 0-26 Oct. 14 Arnold W, 13-6 Oct. 21 Massachusetts L, 12-14 Oct. 28 Coast Guard Academy W, 20-12 Nov. 4 at Worcester Tech W, 20-7 Nov. 11 Connecticut (HC) W, 20-7

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ALL-TIME RESULTS 1934

6-3

Home 2-1, Away 4-2 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 22 Brooklyn W, 31-0 Sept. 29 at Maine W, 6-0 Oct. 6 at Brown L, 0-13 Oct. 13 Northeastern L, 0-6 Oct. 20 at Massachusetts W, 7-0 Oct. 27 at Coast Guard Academy W, 19-0 Nov. 3 Worcester Tech (HC) W, 44-0 Nov. 10 at Connecticut W, 19-0 Nov. 17 at Providence L, 7-21

1935

4-4-1

Home 2-1, Away 2-3-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 21 at Holy Cross L, 0-32 Sept. 28 at Maine L, 0-7 Oct. 5 at Brown W, 13-7 Oct. 12 at Northeastern T, 6-6 Oct. 19 Massachusetts L, 6-7 Oct. 26 Coast Guard Academy W, 13-7 Nov. 2 at Worcester Tech W, 23-6 Nov. 9 Connecticut (HC) W, 7-0 Nov. 16 at Providence L, 0-13

1936

5-4

Home 3-0, Away 2-3, Neutral 0-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 19 American International W, 38-0 Sept. 26 at Maine W, 7-0 Oct. 3 at Brown L, 6-7 Oct. 10 Tufts W, 7-0 Oct. 17 vs. Massachusetts! L, 8-13 Oct. 24 at Northeastern L, 12-15 Oct. 31 Worcester Tech (HC) W, 19-0 Nov. 7 at Connecticut L, 0-33 Nov. 13 at Providence! W, 19-0 ! Night game at Cranston Stadium (R.I.)

1937

3-4-1

Home 1-2, Away 2-2-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 25 at Maine T, 0-0 Oct. 2 at Brown L, 6-13 Oct. 9 at Tufts W, 14-7 Oct. 16 Massachusetts W, 12-6 Oct. 23 Northeastern L, 6-8 Oct. 30 at Worcester Tech L, 2-12 Nov. 6 Connecticut (HC) L, 7-13 Nov. 12 at Providence W, 13-3

1938

3-4-1

Home 2-1, Away 1-3-1 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 22 at Providence L, 0-6 Sept. 30 at Brown L, 0-34 Oct. 7 at Maine L, 0-14 Oct. 14 Brooklyn W, 40-0 Oct. 21 Massachusetts W, 23-20 Oct. 28 at Northeastern W, 7-6 Nov. 4 at Worcester Tech T, 7-7 Nov. 11 Connecticut (HC) L, 14-20

1940

Hal Kopp

Head Coach 1942; 1945

Head Coach 1950; 1952-55

5-4-0 (two seasons)

28-11-2 (five seasons)

1942

3-3

Home 1-0, Away 2-3 Head Coach: Paul Cieurzo Sept. 26 at Vermont W, 70-13 Oct. 3 at Brown L, 0-28 Oct. 17 at Massachusetts W, 21-6 Oct. 24 at New Hampshire L, 13-14 Oct. 31 Worcester Tech (HC) W, 66-13 Nov. 7 at Connecticut L, 6-13

1943

No Team - World War II

1944

No Team - World War II

1945

2-1

Home 1-0, Away 1-1 Head Coach: Paul Cieurzo Oct. 13 at Maine W, 10-7 Oct. 20 at Rutgers L, 7-39 Nov. 3 Boston University W, 30-0

Bill Beck Head Coach 1941; 1946-49 12-22-2 (five seasons)

4-4

Home 1-1, Away 3-3 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 24 at Maine W, 14-6 Oct. 1 at Holy Cross L, 13-48 Oct. 8 American International W, 31-0 Oct. 15 at Massachusetts W, 20-0 Oct. 22 at Brown L, 21-40 Oct. 29 Worcester Tech (HC) L, 14-19 Nov. 5 at Connecticut W, 21-20 Nov. 11 at Providence L, 7-19

1939

Paul Cieurzo

5-3

1946

2-4

Home 0-1, Away 2-3 Head Coach: Bill Beck Sept. 28 at Maine W, 14-13 Oct. 5 at New Hampshire L, 12-25 Oct. 12 at Brown L, 0-29 Oct. 19 at Massachusetts W, 14-6 Oct. 26 at Boston University L, 6-29 Nov. 9 Connecticut (HC) L, 0-33

1947

3-4

Home 2-2, Away 1-2 Head Coach: Bill Beck Yankee Conference: 1-3 (4th) Sept. 27 Maine L, 13-33 Oct. 4 New Hampshire L, 7-33 Oct. 11 at Brown L, 6-55 Oct. 18 at Massachusetts W, 20-13 Oct. 25 Coast Guard Academy W, 27-7 Nov. 1 Massachusetts W, 38-13 Nov. 8 at Connecticut L, 0-23

1948

2-4-1

Home 3-0, Away 2-3 Head Coach: Frank Keaney Sept. 21 Northeastern W, 10-0 Sept. 28 at Maine L, 0-7 Oct. 5 at Brown L, 17-20 Oct. 12 Lowell Textile W, 48-0 Oct. 19 at Massachusetts W, 9-3 Oct. 23 at Providence L, 0-25 Nov. 2 Worcester Tech (HC) W, 18-0 Nov. 9 at Connecticut W, 13-12

Home 2-1, Away 0-3-1 Head Coach: Bill Beck Yankee Conference: 1-3 (4th) Sept. 18 Quonset Air Station W, 56-0 Sept. 25 at Maine L, 7-13 Oct. 2 at New Hampshire L, 7-19 Oct. 9 at Brown L, 0-33 Oct. 16 Massachusetts W, 19-12 Oct. 30 at Springfield T, 21-21 Nov. 6 Connecticut (HC) L, 6-28

1941

1949

5-2-1

Home 3-0, Away 2-2-1 Head Coach: Bill Beck Sept. 20 at Coast Guard Academy L, 0-38 Sept. 27 at Maine W, 20-13 Oct. 4 Lowell Textile W, 39-0 Oct. 11 at Brown L, 7-14 Oct. 18 Massachusetts W, 34-6 Oct. 22 at Providence T, 0-0 Nov. 1 at Worcester Tech W, 6-0 Nov. 8 Connecticut (HC) W, 6-0

116

0-8

Home 0-4, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Bill Beck Yankee Conference: 0-4 (4th) Sept. 24 Maine L, 7-19 Oct. 1 New Hampshire L, 20-28 Oct. 8 at Brown L, 0-46 Oct. 15 at Massachusetts L, 19-32 Oct. 22 at Temple L, 6-47 Oct. 29 Springfield (HC) L, 13-34 Nov. 5 at Connecticut L, 0-23 Nov. 12 Buffalo L, 7-39

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

1950

3-5

1951

3-5

1952

7-1

1953

6-2

1954

6-2

1955

6-1-2

Home 3-0, Away 0-5 Head Coach: Hal Kopp Yankee Conference: 2-3 (3rd) Sept. 23 Bates W, 34-7 Sept. 30 at Maine L, 0-13 Oct. 7 at New Hampshire L, 14-27 Oct. 14 at Brown L, 13-55 Oct. 21 Massachusetts W, 38-27 Oct. 28 at Buffalo L, 12-33 Nov. 4 at Springfield L, 0-32 Nov. 18 Connecticut (HC) W, 14-7

Home 3-1, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Ed Doherty Yankee Conference: 1-3 (4th) Sept. 22 at Northeastern L, 0-21 Sept. 29 Maine L, 0-12 Oct. 6 New Hampshire W, 27-0 Oct. 13 at Brown L, 13-20 Oct. 20 at Massachusetts L, 7-40 Nov. 3 Springfield (HC) W, 25-19 Nov. 10 Brooklyn W, 52-0 Nov. 17 at Connecticut L, 6-21

Home 3-0, Away 4-1 Head Coach: Hal Kopp Yankee Conference: 3-1 (t-1st) Sept. 20 Northeastern W, 32-0 Sept. 27 at Maine L, 0-13 Oct. 4 at New Hampshire W, 27-7 Oct. 11 at Brown W, 7-6 Oct. 18 Massachusetts W, 26-7 Nov. 1 at Springfield W, 40-20 Nov. 8 at Brooklyn W, 55-7 Nov. 15 Connecticut W, 28-25

Home 2-1, Away 4-1 Head Coach: Hal Kopp Sept. 20 at Northeastern W, 13-7 Sept. 27 Maine W, 13-6 Oct. 3 New Hampshire (HC) L, 13-14 Oct. 10 at Brown W, 19-13 Oct. 17 at Massachusetts W, 41-14 Oct. 24 at Hofstra L, 12-27 Oct. 31 Springfield W, 18-6 Nov. 14 at Connecticut W, 19-13

Home 4-0, Away 2-2 Head Coach: Hal Kopp Yankee Conference: 3-1 (2nd) Sept. 18 Northeastern W, 13-7 Sept. 25 at Maine W, 14-7 Oct. 2 at New Hampshire L, 7-33 Oct. 9 at Brown L, 0-35 Oct. 16 Massachusetts W, 52-6 Oct. 23 Hofstra W, 46-14 Oct. 30 at Springfield W, 13-9 Nov. 13 Connecticut (HC) W, 20-0

Home 2-0-1, Away 4-0-1, Neutral 0-1 Head Coach: Hal Kopp Yankee Conference: 4-0-1 (1st) Sept. 17 at Northeastern T, 13-13 Sept. 24 Maine W, 7-0 Oct. 1 New Hampshire T, 13-13 Oct. 8 at Vermont W, 16-0 Oct. 15 at Massachusetts W, 39-15 Oct. 22 at Brown W, 19-7 Oct. 29 Springfield (HC) W, 20-7 Nov. 12 at Connecticut W, 25-0 Dec. 4 vs. Jacksonville State! L, 10-12 ! Refrigerator Bowl (Evansville, Ind.)


Head Coach 1956-60 17-22-2 (five seasons)

2-6

Home 2-2, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Herb Maack Yankee Conference: 1-4 (6th) Sept. 22 Northeastern W, 13-12 Sept. 29 at Maine L, 7-40 Oct. 6 at New Hampshire L, 7-13 Oct. 13 Vermont L, 13-39 Oct. 20 Massachusetts W, 34-13 Oct. 27 at Brown L, 7-27 Nov. 3 at Springfield L, 0-40 Nov. 17 Connecticut (HC) L, 6-51

1957

2-6-1

1962

2-5-2

Home 0-3-1, Away 2-3 Head Coach: John Chironna Yankee Conference: 1-4 (5th) Sept. 23 at Northeastern L, 13-26 Sept. 30 Maine L, 20-22 Oct. 7 New Hampshire L, 0-20 Oct. 14 at Vermont W, 18-6 Oct. 21 at Massachusetts L, 0-25 Oct. 28 at Brown W, 12-9 Nov. 4 Springfield T, 6-6 Nov. 11 at Hofstra L, 0-12 Nov. 18 Connecticut (HC) L, 0-27

Herb Maack

1956

1961

Home 0-4, Away 2-1-2 Head Coach: John Chironna Yankee Conference: 1-3 (t-4th) Sept. 22 Northeastern L, 0-28 Sept. 29 at Maine W, 14-7 Oct. 6 at New Hampshire T, 6-6 Oct. 13 Vermont L, 12-21 Oct. 20 Massachusetts (HC) L, 8-42 Oct. 27 at Brown T, 12-12 Nov. 3 at Springfield W, 24-13 Nov. 10 Hofstra L, 8-20 Nov. 17 at Connecticut L, 0-27

5-2-1

Home 2-1, Away 3-1-1 Head Coach: Herb Maack Yankee Conference: 3-0-1 (t-1st) Sept. 21 at Northeastern W, 12-7 Sept. 28 Maine W, 25-7 Oct. 5 New Hampshire W, 28-13 Oct. 12 at Brandeis W, 32-7 Oct. 19 at Massachusetts W, 27-13 Oct. 26 at Brown L, 0-21 Nov. 2 Springfield (HC) L, 0-14 Nov. 16 at Connecticut T, 0-0

1958

4-4

Home 2-2, Away 2-2 Head Coach: Herb Maack Yankee Conference: 2-2 (3rd) Sept. 20 Northeastern L, 6-26 Sept. 27 at Maine L, 8-37 Oct. 4 at New Hampshire W, 20-13 Oct. 11 Brandeis W, 52-22 Oct. 18 Massachusetts W, 24-8 Oct. 25 at Brown L, 6-47 Nov. 1 at Springfield W, 28-14 Nov. 15 Connecticut (HC) L, 8-36

1959

3-5-1

1960

3-5

Home 0-2-1, Away 3-3 Head Coach: Herb Maack Yankee Conference: 1-1-1 (t-4th) Sept. 19 at Northeastern W, 8-6 Sept. 26 Maine T, 0-0 Oct. 3 New Hampshire L, 0-45 Oct. 10 at Brandeis W, 20-0 Oct. 17 at Massachusetts W, 30-6 Oct. 24 at Brown L, 0-6 Oct. 31 Springfield (HC) L, 0-21 Nov. 7 at Buffalo L, 6-41 Nov. 14 at Connecticut L, 0-34

Jack Zilly Head Coach 1963-69 21-41-2 (seven seasons)

1963

4-5

Home 3-1, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Jack Zilly Yankee Conference: 2-3 (4th) Sept. 21 at Northeastern L, 13-28 Sept. 28 Maine W, 20-16 Oct. 5 New Hampshire (HC) L, 13-25 Oct. 12 at Vermont L, 6-21 Oct. 19 at Massachusetts L, 0-57 Oct. 26 at Brown L, 7-33 Nov. 2 Springfield W, 21-20 Nov. 9 at Hofstra W, 23-7 Nov. 16 Connecticut W, 13-12

1964

3-7

1965

2-7

1966

1-7-1

1967

6-2-1

Home 1-3, Away 2-4 Head Coach: Jack Zilly Yankee Conference: 1-4 (5th) Sept. 18 Northeastern! W, 20-11 Sept. 26 at Maine L, 15-23 Oct. 3 at New Hampshire W, 22-8 Oct. 10 Vermont (HC) L, 8-16 Oct. 17 Massachusetts L, 0-7 Oct. 24 at Brown L, 14-30 Oct. 31 at Springfield W, 21-15 Nov. 7 Hofstra L, 7-28 Nov. 14 at Connecticut L, 7-28 Nov. 21 at Boston University L, 13-20 ! Providence City Stadium (R.I.)

Home 1-3, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Jack Zilly Yankee Conference: 1-4 (5th) Sept. 25 at Brown W, 14-6 Oct. 2 New Hampshire W, 23-6 Oct. 9 at Vermont L, 6-26 Oct. 16 at Massachusetts L, 0-30 Oct. 23 Maine (HC) L, 0-36 Oct. 30 Springfield L, 6-7 Nov. 6 Temple L, 0-28 Nov. 13 Connecticut L, 0-14 Nov. 20 at Boston University L, 3-28

Home 0-4, Away 1-3-1 Head Coach: Jack Zilly Yankee Conference: 1-3-1 (5th) Sept. 24 at Brown L, 27-40 Oct. 1 at New Hampshire W, 17-6 Oct. 8 Vermont (HC) L, 7-21 Oct. 15 Massachusetts L, 9-14 Oct. 22 at Maine L, 6-21 Oct. 29 at Bucknell L, 7-33 Nov. 5 Temple L, 19-21 Nov. 12 at Connecticut T, 0-0 Nov. 19 Boston University L, 14-30

Home 3-1, Away 3-1-1 Head Coach: Jack Zilly Yankee Conference: 2-2-1 (3rd) Sept. 23 at Delaware W, 28-17 Sept. 30 at Brown W, 12-8 Oct. 7 New Hampshire (HC) W, 13-6 Oct. 14 at Vermont T, 0-0 Oct. 21 at Massachusetts L, 24-28 Oct. 28 Bucknell W, 27-7 Nov. 4 at Boston University W, 7-6 Nov. 11 Maine W, 34-12 Nov. 18 Connecticut L, 18-26

Home 2-1, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Herb Maack Yankee Conference: 1-4 (5th) Sept. 17 Northeastern W, 20-0 Sept. 24 at Maine L, 0-7 Oct. 1 at New Hampshire L, 6-13 Oct. 8 Vermont W, 48-8 Oct. 15 Massachusetts L, 16-34 Oct. 22 at Brown L, 14-36 Oct. 29 at Springfield W, 22-10 Nov. 12 at Connecticut L, 6-42

John Chironna Head Coach 1961-62 4-11-3 (two seasons)

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3-6

Home 3-1, Away 0-5 Head Coach: Jack Zilly Yankee Conference: 2-3 (t-3rd) Sept. 21 at Temple L, 0-28 Sept. 28 at Brown L, 9-10 Oct. 5 Southern Connecticut W, 33-8 Oct. 12 Vermont (HC) W, 52-10 Oct. 19 Massachusetts W, 14-9 Oct. 26 at Maine L, 14-21 Nov. 2 at New Hampshire L, 6-27 Nov. 9 Boston University L, 3-20 Nov. 16 at Connecticut L, 6-35

1969

2-7

Home 2-3, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Jack Zilly Yankee Conference: 1-4 (t-5th) Sept. 20 Temple L, 3-47 Sept. 27 at Brown L, 0-21 Oct. 4 Maine (HC) L, 7-35 Oct. 11 at Vermont L, 14-41 Oct. 18 at Massachusetts L, 9-21 Oct. 25 Cortland State W, 13-3 Nov. 1 New Hampshire W, 14-6 Nov. 8 at Boston University L, 13-27 Nov. 15 Connecticut L, 15-25

Jack Gregory Head Coach 1970-75 22-33-3 (six seasons)

Nov. 10 at Temple Nov. 17 Connecticut Nov. 22 Air Force-Europe* * Turkey Bowl (Frankfurt, Germany)

L, 0-43 T, 7-7 W, 34-6

1974

5-5

Home 4-2, Away 1-3 Head Coach: Jack Gregory Yankee Conference: 3-3 (t-3rd) Sept. 14 Temple L, 7-38 Sept. 21 Northeastern W, 48-36 Sept. 28 at Brown L, 15-45 Oct. 5 at Maine L, 19-29 Oct. 12 Vermont (HC) W, 14-0 Oct. 19 Massachusetts L, 7-17 Oct. 26 Boston University W, 13-7 Nov. 2 at New Hampshire L, 14-29 Nov. 9 Bridgeport W, 45-8 Nov. 16 at Connecticut W, 14-13

1975

2-8

Home 1-4, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Jack Gregory Yankee Conference: 1-4 (4th) Sept. 13 St. Mary's* W, 33-0 Sept. 20 at Northeastern L, 16-21 Sept. 27 at Brown L, 20-41 Oct. 4 Maine (HC) L, 14-23 Oct. 11 C.W. Post L, 0-3 Oct. 18 at Massachusetts L, 7-23 Oct. 24 at Boston University W, 21-6 Nov. 1 New Hampshire L, 6-23 Nov. 8 at Temple L, 6-45 Nov. 15 Connecticut L, 10-21 * Cranston Stadium (R.I.)

Bob Griffin Head Coach 1976-92

1970

3-5

Home 2-1, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Jack Gregory Yankee Conference: 3-2 (t-3rd) Sept. 26 at Brown L, 14-21 Oct. 3 at Maine W, 23-6 Oct. 10 Vermont W, 40-13 Oct. 17 Massachusetts (HC) W, 14-7 Oct. 24 Boston University L, 0-21 Oct. 31 at New Hampshire L, 7-59 Nov. 7 at Temple L, 15-18 Nov. 14 at Connecticut L, 12-33

1971

3-6

Home 0-4, Away 3-2 Head Coach: Jack Gregory Yankee Conference: 2-3 (t-4th) Sept. 18 at Northeastern L, 22-36 Sept. 25 at Brown W, 34-21 Oct. 2 Maine (HC) L, 7-21 Oct. 9 at Vermont W, 34-22 Oct. 16 at Massachusetts W, 31-3 Oct. 23 at Boston University L, 7-28 Oct. 30 New Hampshire L, 0-26 Nov. 6 Temple L, 13-40 Nov. 13 Connecticut L, 6-10

1972

3-7

Home 2-2, Away 1-5 Head Coach: Jack Gregory Yankee Conference: 0-5 (6th) Sept. 10 Hampton* W, 27-0 Sept. 23 Northeastern W, 27-7 Sept. 30 at Brown W, 21-17 Oct. 7 at Maine L, 7-10 Oct. 14 Vermont (HC) L, 13-14 Oct. 21 Massachusetts L, 7-42 Oct. 28 at Boston University L, 13-31 Nov. 4 at New Hampshire L, 10-14 Nov. 11 at Temple L, 0-22 Nov. 18 at Connecticut L, 21-42 * First night game in Kingston (R.I.)

1973

6-2-2

Home 2-1-1, Away 3-1-1, Neutral 1-0 Head Coach: Jack Gregory Yankee Conference: 4-1-1 (2nd) Sept. 22 at Northeastern W, 35-7 Sept. 29 at Brown T, 20-20 Oct. 6 Maine L, 7-20 Oct. 13 at Vermont W, 15-14 Oct. 20 at Massachusetts W, 41-35 Oct. 27 Boston University W, 14-9 Nov. 3 New Hampshire (HC) W, 40-16

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79-107-1 (17 seasons)

1976

3-5

1977

6-5

Home 1-2, Away 2-3 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 2-3 (t-3rd) Sept. 18 Northeastern W, 15-14 Sept. 25 at Brown L, 0-3 Oct. 2 at Maine W, 14-9 Oct. 16 Massachusetts L, 7-14 Oct. 23 Boston University (HC) L, 0-36 Oct. 30 at Holy Cross L, 14-33 Nov. 6 at New Hampshire L, 6-31 Nov. 13 at Connecticut W, 17-14

Home 4-1, Away 2-4 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 4-1 (2nd) Sept. 10 at Northeastern L, 12-21 Sept. 17 Holy Cross W, 14-0 Sept. 24 at Brown L, 10-28 Oct. 1 Maine (HC) W, 28-0 Oct. 8 Lehigh L, 16-42 Oct. 15 at Massachusetts L, 6-37 Oct. 22 at Boston University W, 31-22 Oct. 29 New Hampshire W, 21-20 Nov. 5 at Kings Point W, 27-3 Nov. 12 Connecticut W, 14-7 Nov. 19 at VMI L, 7-20

1978

7-3

Home 4-1, Away 3-2 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 3-2 (t-2nd) Sept. 9 at Delaware L, 0-37 Sept. 16 vs. Northeastern* W, 27-13 Sept. 30 at Brown W, 17-3 Oct. 7 at Maine W, 47-0 Oct. 14 Virginia Union** W, 3-0 Oct. 21 Massachusetts (HC) L, 17-19 Oct. 28 Boston University W, 7-6 Nov. 4 at New Hampshire W, 19-14 Nov. 11 Kings Point W, 34-7 Nov. 18 at Connecticut L, 6-31 * Brown Stadium; ** First game at renovated Meade Stadium

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

1979

1-9-1

1980

2-9

1981

6-6

1982

7-4

1983

6-4

1984

10-3

Home 1-3-1, Away 0-6 Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 1-4 (5th) Sept. 8 Delaware L, 14-34 Sept. 15 at Northeastern L, 7-17 Sept. 22 at Holy Cross L, 6-35 Sept. 29 at Brown L, 13-31 Oct. 6 Maine (HC) W, 10-0 Oct. 20 at Massachusetts L, 0-24 Oct. 27 at Boston University L, 0-7 Nov. 3 New Hampshire L, 6-21 Nov. 10 Kings Point T, 24-24 Nov. 17 Connecticut L, 9-10 Dec. 1 at Florida A&M L, 6-16

Home 2-2, Away 0-7 Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 0-5 (6th) Sept. 6 at Holy Cross L, 14-21 Sept. 13 Northeastern W, 24-19 Sept. 20 at Maine L, 11-14 Oct. 4 Massachusetts (HC) L, 8-26 Oct. 11 at Virginia Tech* L, 7-34 Oct. 18 Boston University L, 13-24 Oct. 25 Southern Connecticut W, 7-6 Nov. 1 at New Hampshire L, 28-31 Nov. 8 at Lehigh L, 10-23 Nov. 15 at Connecticut L, 30-56 Nov. 22 at Brown L, 3-9 * Largest crowd to ever witness URI football game (40,100)

Home 5-1, Away 1-5 Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 4-1 (t-1st) Sept. 12 at Boise State L, 8-33 Sept. 19 Maine W, 21-10 Sept. 26 Kings Point W, 23-12 Oct. 3 at Massachusetts W, 16-10 Oct. 10 Northeastern (HC) W, 33-0 Oct. 17 at Boston University L, 21-27 Oct. 24 at Delaware L, 15-35 Oct. 31 New Hampshire W, 14-12 Nov. 7 Brown L, 8-10 Nov. 14 Connecticut W, 34-29 Nov. 21 at Florida A&M L, 6-41 Dec. 5 at Idaho State* L, 0-51 * NCAA I-AA Playoff

Home 3-2, Away 4-2 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 2-3 (5th) Sept. 11 at Lafayette W, 20-10 Sept. 18 at Maine W, 58-55 (6OT) Sept. 25 at Brown L, 20-24 Oct. 2 Massachusetts L, 7-17 Oct. 9 at Northeastern W, 14-13 Oct. 16 Boston University (HC) L, 16-26 Oct. 23 Southern Connecticut W, 41-14 Oct. 30 at New Hampshire W, 23-20 Nov. 6 Lehigh W, 20-16 Nov. 13 at Connecticut L, 21-26 Nov. 20 Springfield W, 24-0

Home 4-2, Away 2-2 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 2-3 (t-4th) Sept. 3 at Ball State L, 26-42 Sept. 17 Maine W, 24-16 Sept. 24 at Brown W, 30-16 Oct. 1 at Massachusetts W, 13-3 Oct. 8 Northeastern (HC) W, 30-10 Oct. 15 at Boston University L, 22-24 Oct. 22 Southern Connecticut W, 17-7 Oct. 29 New Hampshire L, 13-14 Nov. 5 Delaware W, 19-9 Nov. 12 Connecticut L, 17-18

Home 5-0, Away 5-3 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 4-1 (t-1st) Sept. 1 Howard W, 31-21 Sept. 8 Lafayette W, 31-10 Sept. 15 at Holy Cross L, 0-19 Sept. 22 at Maine W, 27-0 Sept. 29 at Brown W, 34-13 Oct. 6 Massachusetts W, 20-19 Oct. 13 at Northeastern W, 30-22 Oct. 20 Boston University (HC)* W, 22-7 Oct. 27 at Lehigh W, 24-16 Nov. 3 at New Hampshire L, 12-14 Nov. 17 at Connecticut W, 29-19


Dec. 1 Richmond** Dec. 8 at Montana State** * Largest crowd in Meade Stadium history (13,052) ** NCAA I-AA Playoffs

W, 23-17 L, 20-32

1985

10-3

1986

1-10

Home 7-0, Away 3-3 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 5-0 (1st) Sept. 7 at Delaware L, 13-29 Sept. 14 Howard W, 46-0 Sept. 21 Maine W, 34-14 Sept. 28 at Brown L, 27-32 Oct. 5 at Massachusetts W, 7-3 Oct. 12 at Lehigh W, 45-38 Oct. 19 at Boston University W, 34-19 Oct. 26 Lafayette (HC) W, 41-19 Nov. 2 New Hampshire W, 30-20 Nov. 9 Northeastern W, 34-21 Nov. 16 Connecticut W, 56-42 Nov. 30 Akron* W, 35-27 Dec. 7 at Furman* L, 15-59 * NCAA I-AA Playoffs

Home 1-5, Away 0-5 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 0-7 (8th) Sept. 6 at Delaware L, 10-44 Sept. 13 Towson L, 14-35 Sept. 20 at Maine L, 14-34 Sept. 27 Brown L, 7-27 Oct. 4 Massachusetts L, 17-31 Oct. 18 Boston University (HC) L, 0-17 Oct. 25 Richmond L, 14-28 Nov. 1 at New Hampshire L, 24-28 Nov. 8 Southern Connecticut W, 34-18 Nov. 15 at Connecticut L, 14-21 (OT) Nov. 22 at Northeastern L, 9-36

1987

1-10

Home 1-4, Away 0-6 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 1-6 (8th) Sept. 5 at James Madison L, 0-38 Sept. 12 Delaware W, 26-13 Sept. 19 Maine L, 20-24 Sept. 26 at Brown L, 15-17 Oct. 3 at Massachusetts L, 7-42 Oct. 17 at Boston University L, 13-16 Oct. 24 at Richmond L, 14-27 Oct. 31 New Hampshire (HC) L, 14-28 Nov. 7 Northeastern L, 3-21 Nov. 14 Connecticut L, 7-52 Nov. 21 at Towson L, 6-19

1988

4-7

Home 2-3, Away 2-4 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 3-5 (t-7th) Sept. 3 at Holy Cross L, 7-49 Sept. 10 Boston University L, 16-41 Sept. 17 at Delaware W, 23-17 Sept. 24 Brown W, 17-10 Oct. 1 at Villanova L, 14-20 Oct. 8 Massachusetts L, 7-26 Oct. 15 at Maine L, 14-28 Oct. 22 Richmond (HC) W, 14-10 Nov. 5 at Northeastern L, 19-24 Nov. 12 New Hampshire L, 9-17 Nov. 19 at Connecticut W, 21-19

1989

3-8

Home 0-4, Away 3-3, Neutral 0-1 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 1-7 (8th) Sept. 9 at Richmond W, 45-14 Sept. 16 Delaware L, 12-21 Sept. 23 Northeastern L, 0-17 Sept. 30 at Brown W, 18-13 Oct. 7 at Massachusetts L, 6-31 Oct. 14 Maine (HC) L, 21-47 Oct. 21 at Boston University L, 31-34 (2OT) Oct. 28 vs. Villanova (in Milan, Italy) L, 25-28 Nov. 4 at Towson W, 19-6 Nov. 11 at New Hampshire L, 0-25 Nov. 18 Connecticut L, 28-35

1990

5-6

Home 4-2, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 2-6 (t-7th) Sept. 8 Towson W, 40-21 Sept. 15 Richmond W, 37-0 Sept. 22 Brown W, 23-3 Sept. 29 at Delaware L, 19-24 Oct. 6 Massachusetts L, 13-16 Oct. 13 at Maine L, 17-24

The 2009 season marks the 25th anniversary of the 1984 squad, which advanced to the NCAA Playoffs and finished with a 10-3 record. Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Boston University (HC) at Villanova at Northeastern New Hampshire at Connecticut

1991

L, 13-15 L, 7-14 W, 31-11 W, 24-14 L, 21-51

6-5

Home 3-2, Away 3-3 Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 3-5 (t-4th) Sept. 14 at Richmond L, 10-19 Sept. 21 Delaware L, 7-42 Sept. 28 at Towson W, 45-25 Oct. 5 at Brown W, 38-36 Oct. 12 at Massachusetts W, 17-14 Oct. 19 Maine (HC) W, 52-30 Oct. 26 at Boston University L, 0-43 Nov. 2 Villanova L, 14-49 Nov. 9 Northeastern W, 28-20 Nov. 16 at New Hampshire L, 35-42 Nov. 23 Connecticut W, 20-10

1992

1-10

Home 1-4, Away 0-6 Coach: Bob Griffin Yankee Conference: 0-8 (9th) Sept. 12 Towson W, 36-19 Sept. 19 at Delaware L, 14-31 Sept. 26 Richmond L, 14-46 Oct. 2 at Hofstra L, 18-28 Oct. 10 Massachusetts L, 7-32 Oct. 17 at Maine L, 9-21 Oct. 24 Boston University (HC) L, 21-34 Oct. 31 at Villanova L, 3-34 Nov. 7 at Northeastern L, 26-35 Nov. 14 New Hampshire L, 13-20 Nov. 21 at Connecticut L, 0-38

Floyd Keith Head Coach 1993-99 23-53 (seven seasons)

1993

4-7

Home 3-2, Away 1-5 Head Coach: Floyd Keith Yankee Conference: 2-6 (4th) Sept. 4 at Boise State L, 10-31 Sept. 11 Hofstra W, 37-32 Sept. 18 #3 Delaware L, 11-32 Sept. 25 Northeastern W, 15-13 Oct. 2 at Brown W, 30-7 Oct. 9 at Massachusetts L, 14-36 Oct. 16 Maine (HC)* W, 23-26 (2OT) Oct. 23 at #15 Boston University L, 15-48 Oct. 30 at Villanova L, 10-14 Nov. 6 Connecticut L, 9-41 Nov. 13 at New Hampshire L, 33-51 * Maine forfeited win for using ineligible player(s)

W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

1994

2-9

1995

7-4

1996

4-6

1997

2-9

Home 0-5, Away 2-4 Head Coach: Floyd Keith Yankee Conference: 2-6 (t-5th) Sept. 3 #21 William & Mary L, 17-38 Sept. 10 at Maine W, 28-21 Sept. 17 at Northeastern W, 27-20 Sept. 24 Brown L, 29-32 Oct. 1 at Massachusetts L, 12-22 Oct. 8 #12 Boston University L, 23-45 Oct. 22 at Connecticut L, 16-33 Oct. 29 New Hampshire (HC) L, 7-13 Nov. 4 at #23 Hofstra L, 16-42 Nov. 12 Delaware State L, 26-28 Nov. 19 at Delaware L, 7-26

Home 4-2, Away 3-2 Coach: Floyd Keith Yankee Conference: 6-2 (1st, NE Division) Sept. 2 at Delaware State W, 17-14 Sept. 9 Maine W, 17-13 Sept. 16 at #22 New Hampshire W, 10-7 Sept. 23 at Brown L, 28-31 Sept. 30 Massachusetts W, 34-0 Oct. 7 at #17 William & Mary L, 14-23 Oct. 14 at Boston University W, 22-19 Oct. 21 #15 Connecticut (HC) W, 24-19 Nov. 4 Villanova W, 27-10 Nov. 11 #8 Hofstra L, 3-37 Nov. 18 #8 Delaware L, 19-24

Home 4-2, Away 0-4 Head Coach: Floyd Keith Yankee Conference: 2-5 (4th) Aug. 31 American International W, 49-3 Sept. 7 William & Mary L, 16-23 Sept. 14 New Hampshire L, 26-35 Sept. 21 at Maine L, 19-58 Sept. 28 Brown W, 28-13 Oct. 5 Massachusetts W, 41-21 Oct. 19 at Connecticut* Cancelled Oct. 26 Boston University (HC) W, 38-7 Nov. 2 at #16 Villanova L, 16-34 Nov. 16 at #13 Delaware L, 27-43 Nov. 23 at Hofstra L, 0-21 * Ruled 'no contest' by NCAA and a forfeit by Yankee Conference

Home 1-4, Away 1-5 Head Coach: Floyd Keith Yankee Conference: 2-6 (t-4th) Sept. 6 Maine L, 14-30 Sept. 13 New Hampshire W, 35-21 Sept. 20 Northeastern L, 13-41 Sept. 27 at Massachusetts L, 14-18 Oct. 4 Hofstra (HC) L, 21-28 Oct. 11 at Boston University W, 20-17 Oct. 18 at Brown L, 15-23 Oct. 25 at Connecticut L, 21-37 Nov. 1 #1 Villanova L, 15-37 Nov. 8 at Richmond L, 11-27 Nov. 15 at James Madison L, 37-39 (3 OT)

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3-8

Home 2-3, Away 1-5 Head Coach: Floyd Keith Atlantic 10: 2-6 (5th) Sept. 5 #4 William & Mary L, 13-21 Sept. 17 Richmond L, 17-20 (OT) Sept. 26 at Northeastern L, 17-24 Oct. 3 Brown (HC) W, 44-16 Oct. 10 at Maine W, 18-17 Oct. 17 at #25 Hofstra L, 30-48 Oct. 24 at #10 Connecticut L, 17-31 Oct. 31 James Madison W, 28-21 Nov. 7 #12 Massachusetts L, 13-23 Nov. 14 at New Hampshire L, 7-9 Nov. 21 at Villanova L, 15-27

1999

1-10

Home 1-5, Away 0-5 Head Coach: Floyd Keith Atlantic 10: 1-7 (t-10th) Sept. 4 New Hampshire L, 14-37 Sept. 18 #7 Hofstra L, 13-28 Sept. 25 Morgan State L, 21-24 Oct. 2 at Connecticut L, 9-20 Oct. 9 at Richmond L, 38-41 Oct. 16 at Brown L, 25-27 Oct. 23 Maine (HC) W, 23-14 Oct. 30 at #20 Massachusetts L, 9-31 Nov. 6 William & Mary L, 6-24 Nov. 13 at #25 Delaware L, 0-35 Nov. 20 Northeastern L, 10-20

Home 2-4, Away 2-4 Atlantic 10: 3-8 (t-8th) Sept. 6 #13 Fordham Sept. 13 #6 Northeastern Sept. 20 New Hampshire Sept. 27 at Richmond Oct. 4 at Brown Oct. 11 #3 Villanova (HC) Oct. 18 at #4 Delaware Oct. 25 William & Mary Nov. 1 at James Madison 11/8 at Cincinnati Nov. 15 Hofstra Nov. 22 #7 Massachusetts

Head Coach 2000-07 33-57 (eight seasons)

3-8

Home 1-4, Away 2-4 Head Coach: Tim Stowers Atlantic 10: 2-7 Sept. 2 #16 Delaware L, 7-29 Sept. 9 at New Hampshire L, 12-13 Sept. 23 at #12 Hofstra L, 12-30 Sept. 30 Brown L, 19-29 Oct. 7 at William & Mary L, 16-26 Oct. 14 #8 James Madison (HC) W, 7-6 Oct. 21 at Northeastern W, 38-24 Oct. 28 at Maine L, 7-37 Nov. 4 #13 Richmond L, 10-13 (OT) Nov. 11 at Connecticut W, 26-21 Nov. 18 Massachusetts L, 21-29

2001

8-3

2002

3-9

4-8

Head Coach: Tim Stowers

2004

L, 28-63 L, 39-42 W, 55-40 W, 17-13 W, 27-9 L, 17-21 L, 10-55 L, 24-37 L, 27-39 L, 24-31 W, 24-0 L, 17-31

4-7

Home 2-4, Away 2-3 Coach: Tim Stowers Atlantic 10: 2-6 (6th) Sept. 4 at Fordham W, 37-36 Sept. 11 Central Conn. St. W, 39-7 Sept. 25 at Hofstra L, 43-62 Oct. 2 Brown L, 13-20 Oct. 9 at Towson W, 28-16 Oct. 16 at #16 William & Mary L, 24-31 Oct. 23 Massachusetts (HC) W, 27-24 Oct. 30 #23 Villanova L, 9-48 Nov. 6 #18 New Hampshire L, 3-27 Nov. 14 Maine L, 28-42 Nov. 20 at Northeastern L, 14-42

2005

Tim Stowers

2000

2003

4-7

Home 2-3, Away 2-4 Head Coach: Tim Stowers Atlantic 10: 2-6 (6th) Sept. 3 Fordham W, 34-20 Sept. 10 at Central Conn. St W, 56-10 Sept. 17 #7 William & Mary W, 48-29 Sept. 24 at #24 Massachusetts L, 6-14 Oct. 1 at Brown L, 35-45 Oct. 8 Towson (HC) L, 14-23 Oct. 15 at #8 New Hampshire L, 9-53 Oct. 22 at Villanova W, 48-30 Oct. 29 Hofstra L, 24-38 Nov. 12 at Maine L, 24-27 (OT) Nov. 19 Northeastern L, 14-17

2006

4-7

Home 3-3, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Tim Stowers Atlantic 10: 2-6 (5th) Aug. 31 at Connecticut L, 7-52 Sept. 9 Merrimack W, 42-7 Sept. 23 #18 Delaware L, 17-24 Sept. 30 Brown W, 28-21 Oct. 7 at #13 James Madison L, 23-35 Oct. 14 # 10 Richmond (HC) L, 6-31 Oct. 21 at #6 Massachusetts L, 16-41

Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 17

#15 Maine at Hofstra #9 New Hampshire at Northeastern

W, 3-0 W, 20-13 L, 21-63 L, 31-45

2007

3-8

Home 2-4, Away 1-4 Head Coach: Tim Stowers CAA Football: 2-7 (t-4th) Sept. 1 Fordham L, 23-27 Sept. 8 at Army L, 7-14 (OT) Sept. 15 at #10 Delaware L, 9-38 Sept. 22 #15 Hofstra L, 24-37 Sept. 29 at Brown W, 49-42 (2OT) Oct. 13 #9 James Madison (HC) L, 27-44 Oct. 20 at #18 Richmond L, 6-38 Oct. 27 at #8 New Hampshire L, 36-49 Nov. 3 #3 Massachusetts W, 12-6 (OT) Nov. 10 at Maine L, 0-35 Nov. 17 Northeastern W, 35-3

Darren Rizzi Head Coach 2008 3-9 (one season)

2008

Home 4-1, Away 4-2 Head Coach: Tim Stowers Atlantic 10: 6-3 (5th) Aug. 30 at #4 Delaware W, 10-7 Sept. 8 #4 Hofstra W, 35-26 Sept. 22 at James Madison W, 16-12 Sept. 29 at Brown W, 42-38 Oct. 6 at Hampton W, 56-7 Oct. 13 #25 William & Mary W, 34-31 Oct. 20 New Hampshire (HC) W, 31-27 Oct. 27 at Richmond L, 0-28 Nov. 3 #24 Maine L, 14-26 Nov. 17 at Massachusetts L, 7-24 Nov. 24 Northeastern W, 27-26

Home 3-3, Away 0-6 Head Coach: Tim Stowers Atlantic 10: 1-8 (11th) Aug. 31 Bryant W, 28-0 Sept. 7 at #20 Hofstra L, 19-37 Sept. 14 at Syracuse L, 17-63 Sept. 28 at #3 Maine L, 14-31 Oct. 5 Brown W, 38-28 Oct. 12 at Northeastern L, 13-38 Oct. 19 Delaware (HC) W, 17-14 (2OT) Oct. 26 Richmond L, 0-26 Nov. 2 James Madison L, 11-15 Nov. 9 at #20 William & Mary L, 6-44 Nov. 16 at #4 Villanova L, 3-45 Nov. 23 Massachusetts L, 21-48

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In 2008, Rhode Island defeated nationally-ranked Brown at Meade Stadium to win its third-straight Governor’s Cup title.

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3-9

Home 2-4, Away 1-5 Head Coach: Darren Rizzi CAA Football 2-7 (t-5th) Aug. 30 Monmouth W, 27-24 Sept. 7 at Fordham L, 0-16 Sept. 13 #10 New Hampshire L, 43-51 Sept. 20 at Hofstra L, 20-23 Sept. 27 at Boston College L, 0-42 Oct. 4 #25 Brown W, 37-13 Oct. 11 at Towson L, 32-37 Oct. 18 #8 Villanova L, 7-44 Oct. 25 at #23 William and Mary L, 24-34 Nov. 1 #15 Massachusetts (HC) L, 0-49 Nov. 15 #21 Maine L, 7-37 Nov. 22 at Northeastern W, 29-14


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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN - AAAA Louis J. Abbruzzi Pasquale J. Abbruzzi David J. Abdinoor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin Manuel B. Abilheira Joseph Accinno George W. Accomanda Mike Achin Arthur Adamopolous Anthony Adams James N. Adams Jr. Jim Adams Victor Adesanya Bernard Ahrens Robert W. Albanese David Allen Lewis L. Allen Jr. Robert Allen Tim Allen Joseph D. Almonte Tibera G. Aloma Donald C. Almy Andre Anderson John Anderson Richard T. Andrew Alton B. Andrews Robert M. Andreoli Andrew Angel Charles E. Anquilly Justin Anselmo Kazar Apkarian Bobby Apgar Ray Apo Nicholas Apostolou Alan Arbruse Richard Archambault Clinton Armstrong Benjamin H. Arnold Walter Augustyn John Avento

1939-41 1951-54 1969 1996-98 1964-65 2008 1952-54 1976, 1980 1949 1986-88 1956-58 1981-83 20081909-10, 1913 1937-38 1942 1936-37 1988 20061956-58 1901 1952-54 2002-05 1972, 1974-75 1967-68 1946-49 1953 1976 1909-10 2005 1953, 1955-56 1993-95 1984-85 1947 1961-63 1966 1925-27 1905 1976 1975-76

- BBBB Charles Babbitt Bryan E. Babcock Carlos Bacon Josiah Badejo Thomas Baertschi Mike Bailey Jeff Ball Joseph E. Balog Richard Bambrick Arthur H. Barber Richard L. Barber Ray Barker Jeff Barlow Ronald Barlow Jamal Barnes Dennis Barry Henry Bartels William F. Baxter Dustin Bayer Joe Bean Kyle Beck William Beck Jr. Edward C. Becker Lucien Belanger Robert H. Belisle Art Bell Dick Bell Joe Bellini Frank Bellino Jeff Belton John Belviso Russell Bemetli John A. Bencivenga Greg Benjamin Roland Benjamin

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1978-80 1967-68 1908 2007 2007 1978

Estes Benson Dana Bent Dave Bernard Allan Bernstein J.R. Betty W.N. Berry Charles Bertwell Roland J. Bettez Jr. Carle Bigelow Matt Birkett William Bjerke Kirk Blackmon Robert E. Blake Michael Bland Walter J. Blecharczyk Gregory J. Bogdanich Harry D. Bogosian Jr. Kyle Bogumil George J. Boitano Steve R. Bokser Bill Bonitati Phil Boorda Michael Borassi Sumner Bornstein Clifford Bosworth Ben Bottone Paul Boudreau Arthur H. Boulet Charles Bounty Jordan Bowers Alonzo Boyd Brandon Bradshaw John A. Bradshaw Neal A. Bradstreet Steve Brady Richard A. Brandolini Larry Brantley Raymond Braszo Dennis Breen Eugene Brennan Henry Z. Brenner Walter Bressette John C. Brickley Paul A. Bricoccoli Frank Briden Norman H. Bridge William H. Briggs Wesley Brigham

1976-78 1967 1978-80 1947-49 1907 1905-06 1941 1959-61 1913 1998-99 1966 20061926-27 2005-08 1939-41, 1943 1968-69 1955-57 20081953-55 1962-64 1980-82 2002-03 1967 1952 1924-26 1976-79 1963 1958 1983-84 2002-05 1994-95 1996-99 1931 1952-54 1992-93 1953-54 2004-07 1972-74 1969-71 1970-71 1953-55 1948 1971 1964-66 1910, 1913-14 1942-43 1905 1914-15

2005-08 1969 1987 1907 1925-27 2002-03 1984-86 1975 2001-02, 2004 1913 1917-18 1960-61 2001-04 1992-93 1999, 2002-03 1923 1946-48 1993-95 1936-38 1982-83 1976-78 20061942 1976-77 1974-76 1942 1970 1986-89 1965-66

Joe Buesing played for URI from 1963-65 W W W. G O R H O D Y. C O M

Melvin H. Brightman John Bristow William Britt Kurt Brockwell Mark Brockwell Rockie Bromell Joe Brooks Mike Bross Bill Brown C. Kendrick Brown Donald M. Brown Keith Brown William H. Brown Ralph Browning Robert Bruce Anthony R. Bruno William Bryant Scott Buchanan Mark Buckley Joseph Buesing Rudy Bulgar Ralph Bumpus Gustin L. Buonaiuto Paul S. Burgess James F. Burke Walter L. Burns John Bush Cy Butler Larry Butler Robert T. Butler

1917-18 1901-03 1973-75 1986-89 1981-84 1982-83 1978-80 1989-92 1986-88 1926-27 1958-59 2002-03, 2005 1924 1949 1928-29 1961 1964-65 1999 1986-89 1963-65 1997-98 1931 1950-51 1909-10 1971 1956 1995-98 1993-95 1978-79 1952

- CCCC Richard A. Cahill Gerald Caito Steve Caizzi Brian Calascibetta Seth Caldwell Roy P. Call Daniel Callahan Edward Callahan Billy Calloway Chad Campbell John Campenni Robert Cannon Nattie Capalbo Sylvester A. Capalbo Rich Capolongo Albert J. Cappalli Chris Caramanico Guy Carbone John Carbone Arthur Carlin Welcome S. Carmichael Paul Carney Albert Carpenter Benjamin Carpenter James Carr Ryan Carstens Raheem Carter Rashaad Carter Terrence Carter John Caruso Harold W. Case Joe Casey John Casey Brad Carson Chris Cassara Derek Cassidy Mike Cassidy Kurt Caster Francis Castrovillari Lawrence Caswell Thomas M. Cataldo William Catone Richard Cavanaugh John Cawley John Cearroccia Vince Ceraso

1954-55 1962-63 1980-82, 1983 1992-93 1914 1917-18, 1921 1973 1964 1999-00 2002, 2005-2006 1999-02 1975 1929, 1932-33 1933-34 1983-84 1955-56 1987 1982-85 1985-86 1939-40, 1947-48 1896 1968-69 1939-41 1896 1930-32 1994-97 2002-03 2003-04 1994 1989-91 1896 20051936 1983-84 1988-91 2005-08 1983-85 2003 1933-35 1967-68 1968-70 1970-71 1923 1950-51 1942 1998


Eric Cervone Paul Chabot Brian Chaisson Roger A. Chambers Rod Chance George Chandler Hollis Chapman Grant Charles Raymond E. Charron Nathan Chase Joe Chece Jeff Chenard Justin Cherry Akil Chester Vincent K. Chesto Andrew Christensen Walter Christensen Jason Christopher John J. Christy Paul Cieurzo Steve Cimalore Bill Civitella Doug Clark Jesse Clark Frederick Clarke Latham Clarke Rollin G. Clarke William C. Clarke Steve Claypoole Gerald Cleary Lloyd Clemons Cory Cloud Robert Coates Pasquale Codola Mike Coffas Aaron Cohen Bryan Colahan Harold V. Coleman Carlo Colesanti Charles Collins Everett Collins Arnold Collinson Curtis Collinson Henry Collinson Stephen W. Collis Rich Collum Kim Conlee Dave Conlin Gene Connors William Conners Bernard Connolly John H. Connors Owen R. Conroy George Conti James Conway Clarence Conyers Roy Conyrs C. Milton Cook Todd Cook Edward Cooney Stuart T. Cooper Robert H. Corbett Ralph Cordisco Clay Cornell Brian Corvese Pasquale Costeldi Brian Cote James R. Cotter Todd Coviello Shaun Covington Edward Cox Monty Coyne Henry J. Cragan Robert L. Cragan James M. Craig Frederick K. Crandall John Crawford Raymond Crawford

2006 1990 1988-90 1958 2001-05 1923 1979-82 1974-76 1958-59 1923 2003 1982-84 2003-04 20071953 1924-25 1973-75 1996-99 1938 1930-31 1978-79 1983-84 1988-91 1995-97 1924 1901-03 1901 1896 1988 1926 1994 1990, 1992 1940-41 1942 1996-98 1970 2000-03 1923 1976 1933 1934 1930 1931-33 1931 1967-69 1996-97 1972-73 1980-81 2003 1923 1920-23 1953-55 1926-29 1939-41, 1943 1972 1916 1941-42 1936 1988-90 1924-25 1938 1958 1965 2003 1978-79 1939 1982-83 1971-73 1988-91 1978 1933 1991-92 1929-30 1931-32 1906-09 1905-08 1978-79 1939

Jayson Davis played at URI from 2002-05 Colin Cree Victor Crenshaw Steve Crone Robert Crudup Mark Cruise Kane Crume Carnelius Cruz Frank J. Cuddy George Cuddy Robert Cudworth Paul Cugno Edmund D. Cullen Mike Cummings Robert W. Cummings Albert R. Cupello Armand A. Cure Matt Curran Benjamin R. Curtis Craig S. Curtis Robert R. Curtis

1990 1999, 2002-03 1973-75 2006-07 1978-80 2005-06 1994-97 1965-66 1970 1954 1982 1896 2003-04 1910 1938 1941-43 1978-79 1946-49 1964-65 1947-48

- DDDD Devin Dace Lou D’Agostino Anthony D’Amico Peter G. Dalpe Raymond Dalton John Daly William M. Daly Rob Damon Bob Dana Carl Daniel Chase Daniels Dieudonne D. Daubney Edgar G. David Joseph R. David Chy Davidson Donald K. Davidson Henry Davis Jayson Davis Art D’Ercole Daniel Dean Romeo A. DeBucci Anoclithe DeCesare Fred Dechany William Dechanz Jesse DeCosta Joseph A. DeFalco Leduco DelGizzo Nick Del Grosso Louis D’Iorio

20081993-95 1949 1955-57 1947 1985 1952 20071983-84 20062007 1955-57 1910-13 1930 1978-79 1929-30 1914-15 2002-05 1992-93 1964-65 1927 1939-40 1925 1928 1966 1964-66 1946 2005-06,20081936-37

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Jason DeLawrence Christopher Dellafave Morton Delozier T.J. DelSanto Tony DeLuca Robert DelVecchio Anthony DeMatteo Fran Dempsey Mark Dennen Grant Denniston Jeff Denny Anthony DePetrillo Joseph DeRita Rob DeSalvo Lawrence T. Deschene Scott DeSilva Chris DeSimone Manny DeSousa Bob Deutsch John Devaney William Devin Lincoln Dexter Crawford Deyo Louis D’Iorio Jeremy DiBasio Chris Dickerson Harold Dickens David E. Dickey Mark DiGangi David DiGiacomo Tom Dilatush Tony DiMaggio Richard Dimock Frank A. DiPiro Bob DiSano Edward L. DiSimone Robert DiSpirito Eric Dober Kevin Dobrzynski Rowland Dodge William M. Dolan William O. Dolan Jr. Everett Doll Walter Doll Walter Doll Jr. James Donald Jr. Bob Donfield Jim Donnelly Sean Donovan Pete Doremus Alfonso Dormu Tredell Dorsey Tim Dougherty R.S. Doughty Andre Douglas Victor Dow Raymond Draghetti Walter Drapala Joseph D. Drew Brian Droney Warren Dubee James Duff Mike Duffley Gus Duffy Jim Duggan John Duksta Chris Duncan Mark Duncan Leslie L. Dunham Rene Duranleau Matt Durgin Gerald Dusanenko Kenneth Duval Donald Dwyer Mike Dwyer

1997 2008 1975-77 1980-82 1980-83 1964 1962-64 2006-08 1981-83 1970-72 1984-85 1937-38 1931-34 1993-95 1952-54 1982-84 1998 1997 1976-77 1968-70 1964 1931 1966 1936-37 2003 2005-08 1973-74 1959 1978 1989-91 1901 1983-85 1931 1954-55 1976-77, 1979-80 1954-56 1950-53 1949-51 1994-95 1917-18 1968-70 1934-35 1947 1910-13 1938 1925 1984-86 1984-85 1988-91 1989-92 2005 1996-98 1981-83 1896 2005 1901 1926-28 1966 1905-08 1997-00 1939-42 1939-40 1996-97 1989 1975-78 1933-35 2002-05 1989-90, 1992 1917-18 1938-39 1987-88 1964-66 1975-77 1941-43 1981-82

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ALL-TIME LETTERMEN - EEEE Salvatore Eacuello E. Cecil Eastwood Robert A. Ebbs Cameron Eberheim Andrew Eberspaecher Edward Edgar Tim Edger Charles Edmonds Eugene Edwards Kyle Edwards Ryan Edwards Robert R. Ehrhardt Tom Ehrhardt Raji El-Amin Robert Elliot John Ellis Ramone Ellis Adam Elmore Andrew Elsing Jared Elwell J.R. Emmitt Marshall Englebrook Orvil J. Engott Melvin Entin Tom Estrella Tolbert Evans

1942-43 1920-21 1915, 1917-18 1998-01 1999 1947-48 20081916 1954 2003-06 1995 1969-71 1984-85 2006-07 1937 1979-81 1996-97, 1999-00 2003-05 2000-03 1994-97 1896 1975 1968-69 1934 2007-08 2006-08

- FFFF Richard Fairman Robert Falkenbach Mano Fannopoulos Greg Farland Mizraim Farley Raymond Farnham Paul T. Faulkner Gerry Favreau Thomas Fay Harold Fayerweather Martin Feeley Mike Feeley Louis Feinstein Jamal Felton Thomas Fera Mike Fernandes Robert Ferrando Frank Ferrara Ryan Ferrelli Anthony Ferrer Jay Russell Ferry Brian Field Clesson H. Field Frank Finizio John Fishel John F. Fisher Paul Fitzgerald Guleb Flagg Charles Flaherty Arthur Flori Fabian Flori Ronald Fluellen Frederick Flynn Maurice Flynn Jeremy Fountaine Michael J. Forbes Ricky Ford Brian Forster David A. Forsythe Richard Fort Chip Forte William D. Fortune Emerson Foster Jason Foster Frank Foti Jeremy Fountain Greg Fournier Richard Fournier Dave Frageorgia

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1949 1973 1998-01 1984-86 2005-06 1921-23 1962 1980-83 1969 1956-57 1972-73 1978-79 20081999 1947 2002 1975 1994-96, 1998 1992 20071905-06 1988-92 1907-08 1961-63 1981-82 1933-35 1955-57 1901-03 1930-31 1939-42 1980-81 1999 1923 1941 2003 1969-71 1988-90 1983-85, 1987 1966 1941 1979-80 1960 1987-88 20082006-07 2002 1991-94 1941 1978-79

Michael Franchuck Edward J. Fratto Jon Freedman Howard French Mark R. Friedman Chris Fulton Stephen R. Fulton Stephen R. Furness

1947 1952-54 1972 1939-40 1965-66 1988-91 1969-71 1969-71

- GGGG Reginald Gadrow Colin Gallagher Thomas Gallagher Daniel F. Galvin Robert Gamble William A. Gannon Charles S. Gardner William Gardner Steve B. Garofalo Tony Garofalo Lawrence Gates Richard F. Gaugh Donald Gavin Graylord Gedeon Rich Gedeon Stanley Geiger Frank Geiselman James E. Gerlach Norman Gesick Paul Ghilani Chris Giacone Andrew Giagrande Bryan Giannecchini Charles E. Gibbons Teddy Gibbons Ralph Gibbs William R. Gibbs Karim Gibson Willis Gifford David Giles Warren Gilkey Harrie C. Gill Jean Gilman John Gilman Ed Givens Marvin Glaubach Terrence Glenn John Glynn Kenneth Goff

1950-51 2003-06 1975-77 1927-29 1963-65 1927-28 1920, 1921-23 1968 1971-73 1990-93 1939-40 1952-53 1948-51 2007 1992 1975-76 1966-67 1956-58 1937 1986-88 2003 1972 2004-07 1954-56 2001-04 1916-18 1917 1996-99 1924-26 1971-73 1923 1930-32 1905 1985-88 1980-83 1961-63 20081914 1930-33

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Daniel J. Goldstein Leon Golenbruski Duke Golz Dan Goodman Effy Gottlieb John Gouin Carl Gourgues Richard M. Gourley Herman Grabert Rod Graham Walter S. Gralton Richard A. Grann Noel Grant Mike Grasso Eric Gray Virgil Gray Jason Green Luther Green Russ Green Herbert Greene Everett J. Greer John Gregg Thomas Grega Andy Gresh Damien Gresko Rory Gribbin Isaiah Grier Michael Griffin Mark J. Grillo Albert A. Grills Dave Grimsich Walter Grinnell Michael Gross Nicholas H. Grosz Vincent Grupposo Kevin Gudejko Ken Guerrier Daniel Guerrieri Ralph Guerriero Brian Gunning Gregory Gutter John J. Gutter

1970-71 1946 1998, 2000-01 2006-08 1997-99 1972-74 1999 1955-57 1952 1979 1927 1953-55 2002 1998 2000-01 2003-06 2003-04 2000-03 1988-90 1969 1959-61 1969-71 1968 1994-95 2004-07 1973 2000-01 1983, 1985-86 1970-72 1950-52 1980-82 1906 20081960-62 1942-43 1976-77 1994 1965-66 1979-82 1987-88 1963-65 1961-63

- HHHH Chris Hagerty Francis L. Halliwell Jason Ham Frederick M. Hammett Harry D. Hanchett Alex Hanewich Frank Hanlin Matt Hansen Mike Hansen Jim Happe Lee L. Harding John I. Hardy William F. Harley Cory Harper Burton K. Harris Joe Harris Dana Hart James Harvey Billy Jack Haskins George Haslam Edward Hayes Jerome Hayes John L. Hayes Marc Hayes Doug Haynes Peter Hayward Michael P. Healy Dennis Heck Manny Heditsian Rich Heffernan Dan Heffron Keith Heinemann Daniel Henderson Erik Henderson Lorenzo Henderson

1981-82 1971 2001-04 1927-28 1953-54 1947-49 1914-15 20071993-96 1984-86 1906 1909-10 1896 1997 1910 20072005-07 1939-41 1997 1923-24 1948 2003 1955 1999-02 1985-86 1908 1968-69 1976-79 1947 1987-90 2003-06 1998-01 1913 1987-88 1975-78


Roswell Henninger Dan Henriquez Justin Henry Christopher T. Hess Dameon Hewlette Clarence Hickey Peter Hickey Shundell Hicks Dario Highsmith Flournoy Hightower Henry J. Hill James Hill Tony Hill Kareem Hinckson Jon Hines Ernest Hirsch Roy Hirtle Paul Hitt Chris Hixson Andrew Hjelmstrom Robert J. Hoder James Hodgens Glenn Hodgins Gregg Hoffmann Jeff Hogan James Hogdson Terry Hogg Bob Holden Lee Holden Steve Holland Curtis Horne Reginald Horseman Robert K. Horton Warren B. Houston Roy Howard Albert M. Howe Richard Howes Willard Hoxsie Carl P. Hubbard Robert Hueston Chris Hughes Jimmy Hughes Pat Hughes Robert J. Humphrey Charles H. Hunt Brian Hunte Russell Hunter Rex A. Hurlburt Robert Hurley Alex H. Hurwitz Bill Hutchinson

1914 2000 1997-99 1969-71 1984-86 1925-26 1981-82 1992-94 1991 1968 1971-73 2004 1982-85 1997-99, 2001 2003-06 1949 1921 1980-81 1993-95 1930-31 1961-62 1976 1989-92 1991-93 1986-88, 1990 1931-33 1967-68 1979-80 1974-77 1991-92 2001-04 1931-34 1956 1969-71 1924 1909 1929-30 1901-03 1905 1967 1983-85 2005-08 1990-92 1960-61 1955-56 1993 1991-93 1971 1948-51 1928-29 1979

- IIII Ron Iannotti Ingalls Edward Inas Robert Introini Keith Irving Alex Ivanov

1995-98 1906 1927-28 1972-74 1989-90 1989-90, 1992

- JJJJ John Jackowitz Frederick Jackson James Jackson Kevin Jackson Shane Jacobs Harvey Jaksch David Jamison Mike Janson Chester Jaworski Ryan Jefferson Eric Jenkins James Jenkins Chester Jensen Mike Jensen James M. Jerue Alex Jiminez Antonio Johnson

1915 1964-65 1975 1995 1995-98 1992 1998-01 1985-86 1938 2005-07 1992-94 1996-98 1925-26 1984-85 1956-58 1995 2006-07

Charles R. Johnson Charles W. Johnson Jr. Elliot W. Johnson Eskel C. Johnson Garrett Johnson Ki’Ameer Johnson Tang Johnson Tony Johnson Brandon Johnson-Farrell Kevaughan Johnson-Henry Jerell Jones LaJhon Jones Terrence Jones Frantzy Jourdain Rich Judkins Dean Julian Stanley Jusczyk Timothy W. Justice

1947-48 1955 1946-48 1920-23 2001-02 2005-07 1980 1979-81 20082005-07 2003-07 1994-97 2003 1993-96 1988-90 1973-74 1947 1971

- KKKK Francis R. Kapusinsky Edward Kassak Soloman Katzen Brent Kaufman Frank W. Keaney Jr. Warner Keaney Matthew E. Kearns Richard Keckler Leslie A. Keegan Everett Keene Lawrence Keith Rich Kelley Benjamin Kelly Kris Kelly Larry A. Kemelgor Winfield S. Kendrick Chris Keneally William Kennedy Raymond W. Kent Scott Kent Charles Kenyon Anthony Keris Antal Keszthelyi Evans Killeen Kevin Killian Arthur L. Kilroy George P. Kimball Thomas Kirby Tom Kirby Eric Kless John Klumbach Willie Knapp James E. Knott Horace Knowles Dae Koch Rick Koehler Henry Kogut David Kollman Anthony Konasavage Albert Kopeck James Krause William Krohn Pete Kuc Peter Kulevich Kenneth Kuzman

1961-63 1967 1947-49 1967-68 1934-36 1939-41 1929-30 1965 1916-18 1967-68 1913-15 1982-84 1967-68 1994-97 1965-66 1906 1992-94 1923 1903 1989 1901-03 1972 2005-08 1992-93 1979-81 1931 1917-18, 1923 1923-24 1996 2001 1988-91 1997 1917-18,