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2012 DELAWARE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The 2012 University of Delaware Football Media Guide is a publication of the University of Delaware Athletics Media Relations Office. The guide has consistently been one of the highest rated publications throughout the country in NCAA I-AA/FCS football by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The guide has won the following awards: 2009: 4th in the Nation; 2008: Best in the Nation; 2006: 5th in the Nation; 2005: Best Cover in the Nation; 2004: 4th in the Nation; 2002: 3rd in the Nation; 1997: “Best in the Nation”; 1996: 6th in the Nation; 1995: 4th in the Nation; 1994: 7th in the Nation; 1993: 2nd in the Nation; 1992: 2nd in the Nation; 1991: 2nd in the Naton; 1990: "Best in the Nation"; 1989: 3rd in the Nation; "Best in the District"; 1988: "Best in the District"; 1987: 3rd in the Nation; 1986: 3rd in the Nation; 1981: "Best in the Nation"; 1980: "Best in the District"; 1979: "Honorable Mention"; 1978: 2nd in the Nation; 1977: "Best in the Nation"; 1976: 3rd in the Nation Guide Editors: Kevin Tritt & Scott Selheimer Cover Desgin: Kevin Tritt Contributors: Elbert Chance, Harold Heitmann Photos: Majority of photos by Mark Campbell. Additional photos by Kathy F. Atkinson of University of Delaware Photo Services, Kevin Tucker, Jon Cox, Eric Crossan, Dan Cook, Scott McAllister, Dave Yoblick, Tom Mairs, Bob Burleigh, Allen Jennings, Ed Davis, Keith W. Heckert, and Bill Wood. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER – The University of Delaware is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 and other applicable statutes. Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 503 and 504 compliance, Executive Order 11246 and information regarding campus accessibility and Title VI should be referred to the Affirmative Action Director, 305 Hullihen Hall, 302-831-2835, 302-831-4552 (TDD).

ABOUT THE COVERS Front Cover: All-CAA standouts Travis Hawkins, Nihja White, Paul Worrilow, Andrew Pierce and Sean Baner hope to lead the Blue Hens back to the postseason during the 2012 campaign.

2012 Blue Hen Football Quick Facts ............................................7-9 Schedule ..............................7 / Back Cover Travel Plans ..............................................8 Rosters ..............................................10-11 Depth Chart ............................................12 NCAA Division I FCS Football....................86 Meet the Blue Hens Head Coach K.C. Keeler......................13-17 Assistant Coaches ...............................18-24 Football Operations Staff.........................25 Personal Development Staff ....................25 Strength & Conditioning Staff.............25-26 Sports Medicine Staff .........................26-27 Athletic Training Staff..............................27 Player Profiles ...................................28-66 Opponents West Chester / Delaware State ................68 Bucknell / William & Mary......................69 New Hampshire / Maine .........................70 Rhode Island / Old Dominion ..................71 Towson / Richmond.................................72 Villanova ................................................73 Series Records vs. 2012 Opponents .........74 All-Time Series Records............................75 2011 in Review CAA Stats/Results...............................78-80 NCAA FCS Playoff Results.........................81 NCAA FCS Final Polls ...............................81 Lambert Cup/ECAC Results ......................82 Game Summaries...............................83-88 Spring Game Summary ...........................88 Final Statistics ....................................89-94 Individual Honors....................................95 History CAA Champions.......................................78 NCAA FCS Champions/Polls......................81 Lambert Cup/ECAC Awards ......................82 Delaware Football..........................105-119 Helmet Design ......................................108 Delaware in the Final Rankings .............109 Delaware Stadium..........................124-126 Attendance ....................................125-126 Homecoming.........................................126 All-Americans/Honors ....................127-131 All-Time Head Coaches ..........................132 Year by Year Leaders .....................150-153

Year by Year Results ......................154-165 Success After Football............................166 Football Alumni/Pros ............................167 Joe Flacco .............................................168 Letterwinners.................................169-177 Records Delaware Stadium.................................125 Attendance Records........................125-126 Coaching...............................................132 Team .............................................136-137 Individual ......................................138-149 Colonial Athletic Association History ...................................................77 Staff Directory ........................................77 2012 Composite Schedule .......................79 CAA History Past Champions.......................................78 2011 Standings.......................................78 2011 All-Conference Teams .....................78 2011 Statistics ...................................79-80 Media General Information..................................2 Directors to Delaware Stadium...................2 Delaware Football Media Outlets................3 Area Hotels/Restaurants ...........................3 Blue Hen Radio Network ...........................4 Athletics Staff Directory.............................5 CAA Staff Directory .................................77 The University Athletics Staff Directory.............................5 University History ...................................97 Blue Hen/YoUDee History .......................97 Administration .................................98-103 President Dr. Patrick T. Harker.................98 Interim AD Samantha Huge.....................98 Delaware Stadium..........................124-126 Schedules 2012 Season........................7 / Back Cover CAA Composite........................................79 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs....................79 Opponent Composite Chart ....................178

Back Cover: Quarterback Tim Donnelly and defensive back Marcus Burley look to return to starting roles for Delaware.

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his brochure is intended to provide you with information in covering the University of Delaware football team during the 2012 season. Throughout the season, news releases will be posted on the University of Delaware athletics website [www.bluehens.com] to keep you further in touch with the team and its progress. Any additional information (i.e., feature information, photographs, etc.) will be made available upon request. PHOTOGRAPHS Head shots and action photographs of most members of the 2012 Delaware football team are available in jpg or tiff format and can be emailed or made available on CD. Please contact the Athletics Media Relations Office for details.

DIRECTIONS TO DELAWARE STADIUM Delaware Stadium is easily accessible from all directions. Take I-95 North or South to the University of Delaware/Newark Exit 1B. Proceed on Route 896 North (South College Avenue). Approximately 1 mile on the right is the University of Delaware’s David M. Nelson Athletic Complex. The 22,000-seat Delaware Stadium is located between the Delaware Field House and the 5,000-seat Bob Carpenter Center. Media parking will be located in the Chrysler lot (across South College Avenue from the Delaware Field House) during the 2011 season. Shuttle service is available from the Chrysler lot to Delaware Stadium.

REQUEST FOR CREDENTIALS / MEDIA WILL CALL

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION INFORMATION

Requests for press/photo/parking passes should be made to Scott Selheimer, Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations, Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716. Contact the Athletics Media Relations Office at least one week prior to the game to make arrangements. Should you need to pick up your game credentials the day of the game, the Media Will Call Window is located to the right of the Main Gate (West Side) to Delaware Stadium.

Colonial Athletic Association releases will be available no later than Monday morning throughout the season on the CAA website at: www.caasports.com. The Colonial Athletic Association is located at 8625 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23229. You can reach the office by phone (804-754-1616), fax (804-754-1830) or email. The Colonial Athletic Association football contact is Scott Meyer [smeyer@caasports.com]. COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE

TUBBY RAYMOND FIELD AT DELAWARE STADIUM PRESS BOX The Bob Kelley Memorial Press Box is located atop the West Stands and is intended for credentialed working press. A second booth is situated atop the East Stands and it is intended for Delaware student television, Delaware student radio station WVUD, television cameras, and visiting team coaches. Seats will be provided in the press box if available for professional scouts.

The Colonial Athletic Association will initiate a weekly press conference throughout the season involving the head coaches of each of the 12 member schools. The telephone conference will start at 10 a.m. each Monday throughout the season beginning August 27. Contact the CAA office for access numbers and specific schedule of coaches.

DELAWARE WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE

RADIO BOOTHS

Delaware will again host a weekly football press conference at 1 p.m. each Monday during the season. Present at each press conference will be head coach K.C. Keeler and at least one member of the team. For non-conference games, a speaker-phone press conference will also be arranged with the head coach of the coming week's opponent if available.

Two sections of the West press box and two sections of the East press box have been designed for radio and television broadcasting. One West press box booth will be used by WDSD 94.7 FM, the radio flagship station of Blue Hen football. The other is reserved for, in order, 1) home or visiting television; 2) visiting commercial radio; and 3) visiting student radio. Two standard telephone lines and one ISDN line are available free of charge. All calls must either be collect or by credit card. One booth in the East Press Box is reserved for WVUD-FM 91.3, the University student radio station, and one is reserved for University of Delaware Student Television. For additional phone lines, please contact Scott Selheimer at least one month prior to the game.

The first press conference is slated for Monday, August 27 and will continue each Monday (except for September 3, Labor Day - press conference will be held September 4) throughout the season in the VIP lounge located on the concourse level of the Bob Carpenter Center. The press conference is free and open to all media. If you are not a regular attendee of the press conference, please let Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations Scott Selheimer know a day in advance that you will be attending.

PHOTOGRAPHY/CAMERAS Photography/Camera passes entitle holders to the use of a booth in the East press box (limited space on first-come, first-served basis) as well as on either sideline. Electrical outlets are available for videotape in the East press box. Photographers/Cameras are limited to access beyond each 25-yard line and behind the end zones. Sideline passes are limited with first preference going to working media. All photographers must display their photo/media pass at all times while on the sidelines. An athletics media relations/press box liaison will be located on the home sideline to assist you.

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE OFFICE OF ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS

POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE/WORK AREA

Mailing Address: Athletics Media Relations Office • University of Delaware • Room 262 • Bob Carpenter Center • 631 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716 Office Phone: 302-831-2186 Office Fax: 302-831-8653 Selheimer at Home: 302-368-8639 Selheimer’s Cell Phone: 302-562-5129 Selheimer’s Email: selheime@udel.edu Athletics Website: www.bluehens.com

Working media members will be provided with game notes, programs, flip cards, and notified of other developments of interest during the game. Halftime and final complete statistics are also available as is a play-by-play account of the game. There are two phone lines available for media use in the press box. Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler holds a press conference in the Bob Carpenter Center Auditorium (located off BCC Lobby) approximately 30 minutes after the game, following the visiting team's press conference in the same room. Selected players will be brought to the post-game press conference. There is no media access to Delaware’s lockerroom both home and on the road during the regular season. Members of the media may file their stories from Room 103 of the Bob Carpenter Center. Ample phones and phone lines are available. Wireness internet is available in the Delaware Stadium main press box as well as in the Bob Carpenter Center. Contact Scott Selheimer for access codes. MEDIA INTERVIEWS DURING THE WEEK

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Scott Selheimer

Kevin Tritt

Linda McCormick

Adam Nichols

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Assistant AD/Sports Info. Director (Football Contact) selheime@udel.edu

Assistant Sports Informatoin Director ktritt@udel.edu

Athletics Media Relations Senior Secretary lindamac@udel.edu

Sports Information Intern/Multimedia Assistant adamn@udel.edu

Sports Information Assistant

Requests to interview players or coaches during the week should be made at least one day in advance so that academic or athletic schedules are not disrupted. The best interview times during the week are generally between 2-3 p.m. each practice day. In most cases, team members and coaches will also be available after practice for interviews if requested.

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NEWSPAPERS WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL (Daily) P.O. Box 15505, Wilmington, Del. 19850 Phone: 302-324-2929/2807/2805 Fax: 302-324-2298 Website: www.delawareonline.com/sports Jason Levine - Sports Editor (jlevine@delawareonline.com) Kevin Tresolini - Beat Writer (ktresolini@comcast.net) Martin Frank - Columnist (mfrank@delawareonline.com) DELAWARE STATE NEWS (Daily) Box 737, Dover, Del. 19901 Phone: 302-674-3605/741-8227 Fax: 302-674-4752 Website: www2.newszap.com/delaware/region Andy Walter - Sports Editor/Beat (walter@newszap.com) DELAWARE REVIEW (Student Weekly) University of Delaware, Perkins SC, Newark, Del. 19716 Phone: 302-831-2771 Fax: 302-831-1396 Website: www.udreview.com NEWARK POST (Weekly) 168 East Elkton Road, Suite 206, Newark, Del. 19711 Phone: 302-737-0905 Fax: 302-737-9019 Website: www.newarkpostonline.com/sports Jon Buzby - Beat (jbuzby@udel.edu) CECIL WHIG (Mon.-Fri.) 601 Bridge Street, Elkton, Md. 21921 Phone: 410-398-3311 Fax: 410-398-4044 Website: www.cecilwhig.com John Davis - Sports Editor (jdavis@chespub.com) PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS (Mon.-Sat.) 400 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101 Phone: 215-854-5700 Fax: 302-854-5524 Website: www.philly.com/dailynews Mike Kern - Reporter (kernm@phillynews.com) PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (Daily) 400 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101 Phone: 215-854-4550 Fax: 215-854-4564 Website: www.philly.com/inquirer Joe Juliano - Reporter (jjuliano@phillynews.com)

WIRE SERVICES ASSOCIATED PRESS (Baltimore) 222 St. Paul Place, Suite 400, Baltimore, Md. 21202 Phone: 800-284-3524 Fax: 410-727-1550 Website: www.ap.org Dave Ginsberg - Editor (balepr@ap.org)

THE SPORTS NETWORK 2200 Byberry Road, Suite 200, Hatboro, Pa. 19040 Phone: 800-227-7249 Fax: 800-227-0803 Website: www.sportsnetwork.com Craig Haley - FCS Director (chaley@sportsnetwork.com)

SPORTSTICKER Harborside Financial Ctr., 600 Plaza 2, Jersey City, N.J. 07311 Phone: 800-367-8935 Fax: 800-336-0803 Website: www.pa-sportsticker.com

RADIO WDSD-FM (94.7 FM) (Delaware Flagship Station) WILM (1450 AM) 920 West Basin Road, Suite 400, New Castle, Del. 19720 Phone: 302-395-9800 / 395-9853 Fax: 302-395-9809 Website: www.wdsd.com Scott Klatzkin - Play by Play (scottklatzkin@clearchannel.com) Glenn Frazer - Color (frazerfluff@yahoo.com)

SUGGESTED AREA HOTELS/RESTAURANTS HOTELS Courtyard by Marriott at the University of Delaware (North campus); 400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark (302-7370900) Comfort Suites 1750 Elkton Road, Elkton, Md. (443-350-9154)

WVUD (91.3 FM) (UD Student Radio) Student Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19716 Phone: 302-831-2702 Fax: 302-831-1396 Website: www.wvud.org TBA - Sports Director

Embassy Suites Newark - Wilmington South 654 South College Avenue, Newark (302-368-8000)

WDEL (1150 AM), WSTW (93.7 FM) 2727 Shipley Road, Wilmington, Del. 19803 Phone: 302-478-2700 Fax: 302-479-1532 Website: www.wdel.com Don Voltz - Sports Director (dvoltz@dbcmedia.com) Sean Greene - Sports

La Quinta Inn & Suites 304 Belle Hill Road, Elkton, Md. (410-620-9494)

KYW Radio (1060 AM) Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 Phone: 215-238-4991 Website: www.kyw1060.com Matt Leon - Sports (mleon7@comcast.net)

TELEVISION COMCAST SPORTSNET (Philadelphia) 1 CoreStates Complex, Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 Phone: 215-952-5958 Fax: 215-952-5953 Website: www.csnphilly.com

Sheraton Wilmington South 365 Airport Road, New Castle (302-328-6200)

RESTAURANTS Buffalo Wild Wings - 1887 Pulaski Highway, Newark (302832-3900); 100 Elkton Road, Newark (302-731-3145) Caffé Gelato - 90 East Main Street, Newark (302-738-5811) Claymont Steak Shop - 57 Elkton Road, Newark (302-4539500) Dunkin’ Donuts - 51 East Main Street, Newark (302-738-6732); 1002 South College Avenue, Newark (302-369-6447) Grotto Pizza - 45 East Main Street, Newark (302-369-0600); 280 College Square, Newark (302-369-2200) Hooters - 136 Astro Shopping Center, Newark (302-455-9464)

WHYY-TV CHANNEL 12 (PBS) 625 Orange Street, Wilmington, Del. 19801 Phone: 302-888-1200 Fax: 302-575-0346 Website: www.whyy.org Tom Byrne - Sports Director (tjlead@hotmail.com) UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENT TELEVISION Student Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19716 Phone: 302-831-3094 KYW-TV 3 (CBS) 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 Phone: 215-238-4646 Fax: 215-238-4783 Beasley Reece WPVI-TV 6 (ABC) 4100 City Line Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131 Phone: 215-878-9708 / 302-429-6666 (Del.) Fax: 581-4530 Jeff Skversky, Keith Russell

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Klondike Kate’s - 158 East Main Street, Newark (302-7376100) McDonald’s - 815 South College Avenue, Newark (302-7387857); 374 East Main Street, Newark (302-737-0502)

WCAU-TV 10 (NBC) 10 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004 Phone: 610-668-5700 Fax: 610-668-5533 John Clark WTXF-TV 29 (Fox) 4th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 Phone: 215-923-6397 Fax: 925-2420 Joe Staszak WBOC-TV 16 (CBS) P.O. Box 2057, Salisbury, Md. 21802 Phone: 410-749-6096 Fax: 410-742-5190 Scott Abraham (sabraham@wboc.com)


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The 2012 University of Delaware season will mark the 14th straight year of Blue Hen football being broadcast on 94.7 WDSD. This season, the University of Delaware, IMG College and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment begin the second year of a five year

contract that extends through the 2015-2016 season. 94.7 FM WDSD, the only station with statewide coverage in Delaware, will once again be the flagship station for Blue Hen football, with coverage throughout Delaware, and parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Games can also be heard online at WDSD.com and on your mobile device, using the iHeart Radio app.

In addition to 94.7 FM WDSD broadcasts, the University of Delaware student station, WVUD FM 91.3, is also scheduled to broadcast all Delaware football games once again during the 2011 season. . WVUD also broadcasts all University of Delaware football games live via the world wide web at: www.wvud.org. In addition to its football schedule, WVUD also broadcasts most Blue Hen men’s and women’s basketball games as well as selected baseball, soccer, and men’s and women’s lacrosse games throughout the year.

For the first time in 13 seasons, a different voice will handle play-by-play announcing for WDSD, as Scott Klatzkin replaces Mike Corey, who broadcasted games since 1999. Glenn Frazer, in his seventh year with the crew, will begin his fifth year as the color analyst working alongside Klatzkin up in the booth. Matt Janus, in his sixth year with the crew will be sideline reporter for the fifth consecutive season, and Matt Ryan returning for his eighth consecutive season will be the on-site producer for the fifth straight year alongside Klatzkin and Frazer, and will join the crew on-air during the pre-game, half-time and post-game shows. Once again joining the pre-game show as a weekly guest for the ninth consecutive year will be Kevin Tresolini from the News Journal. Brandon Tull, returns for his second straight season as studio producer and on-air host. WDSD, will once again begin it’s coverage of Delaware football games one hour prior to kick-off with the “Blue Hens Gameday” pre-game show, and during all home games the show will be live outside of the Bob Carpenter Center, to the right of Delaware Stadium. Fans traveling to see the Blue Hens play on the road will once again have the ability to hear the WDSD broadcast of the game, by tuning in their radios to a certain frequency (determined the day before each game) at each away game site and hear the WDSD broadcast while at the game. The K.C. Keeler Show, hosted by Klatzkin, will be broadcast live every Wednesday night from 7-8 p.m. throughout the season. The show will once again take place at Klondike Kate’s Restaurant on Main Street in Newark, with the first show to air on August 29th. For more University of Delaware sports, Blue Hens Live will air every Friday from 4-6pm throughout the season on WDSD’s partner station, WWTX-AM 1290 The Ticket. The show will take place at Applebee’s in Newark during the weeks of home games and will be live from the road when the Blue Hens are traveling. The first show of the season will air on August 31st. Klatzkin, a Newark, Delaware native, will serve as the play-by-play voice of Blue Hen football. Klatzkin is a familiar voice in Delaware, where he has spent the past four seasons broadcasting

A 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware, Klatzkin previously provided play-by-play for the Blue Hens while serving as Sports Director of student radio station, WVUD-FM, as an undergraduate. He returned to work with Delaware last season as co-host of “Blue Hens Beat,” the web based show airing bi-weekly on BlueHens.com. Klatzkin, was named the 2009 Delaware Sportscaster of the Year Award presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Frazer, a Wilmington native and current resident of Dover, DE, begins his seventh season working on the crew and fifth as color analyst. A graduate of Middletown High School, he earned his degree in communications from the University of Delaware in 1976. He worked as play by play announcer for Caesar Rodney High School football broadcasts from 1979 until 2002 on 1600 WKEN in Dover. Frazer was named the 2008 winner for Delaware Sportscaster of the Year by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. Janus, is a 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware and enters his sixth season with the broadcast team, and fifth as sideline reporter. He is also the color analyst for Delaware women’s basketball and does play-by-play and color commentary for 1290 The Ticket’s coverage of Delaware high school football on Friday nights. As an undergraduate he provided both play-byplay and color commentary for the University of Delaware student station broadcasts of Blue Hens football, basketball, and baseball. He currently works at the Wilmington Blue Rocks as the team’s New Media Manager. Ryan, a 2005 University of Delaware communications graduate, will begin his eighth straight season with WDSD this fall, and fifth as on-site producer in the broadcast booth. He will also join the crew on the pre-game, half-time, and post-game shows. While enrolled at Delaware, he worked on both the student radio and student television stations as a play-by-play and color broadcaster. Ryan is currently a teacher at McKean High School in Delaware, running the school’s radio station and teaching broadcasting classes. Tull, a 2011 graduate of the University of Delaware's sport management program will kick off his second year as a part of WDSD's football coverage as the in-studio host during pre-game and halftime. He also serves as the afternoon drive co-host and traffic reporter on 94.7 WDSD.

Delaware State University football and basketball, as well as the Delaware High School football and basketball “Game of the Week” on 1290 The Ticket.

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GENERAL INFORMATION (All Numbers 302 Area Code)

ATHLETIC TRAINING

University Switchboard ..........................................................................................302-831-2000 Athletics Department (email)..........................................................831-4006 (nwick@udel.edu) Athletics Media Relations Office (email) ......................................831-2186 (36246@udel.edu) Delaware Football Office ..............................................................................................831-2253 Delaware Football Secretary (email)............................................................judem@udel.edu Athletics/Media Relations Fax ....................................................................................831-7206 Blue Hen Ticket Office....................................................................................................UD1-HENS Athletics Web Site ............................................................................................www.bluehens.com Athletics Mailing Address ........................................Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware, ............................................................................................................................Newark, DE, 19716 Overnight Mailing................................................631 South College Avenue, Bob Carpenter Center, ........................................................................................University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

John Smith, Assistant AD/Head Athletic Trainer (Football) ....................831-2196 (jsmith@udel.edu) Joan Couch, Associate Head Athletic Trainer ........................................831-2255 (jmcouch@udel.edu) Dan Watson, Associate Head Athletic Trainer (Football) ....................831-7228 (dwatson@udel.edu) Courtney Butterworth, Assistant Athletic Trainer ..............................831-0565 (cbutter@udel.edu) Jon Boone, Assistant Athletic Trainer....................................................831-0565 (jboone@udel.edu) TBA, Assistant Athletic Trainer....................................................................................831-0565 (TBA) SPORTS MEDICINE Dr. Andrew Reisman, Assistant AD, Sports Medicine ......................831-2482 (areisman@udel.edu) Dr. Geoffrey Gustavsen, Sports Medicine Physician ......................831-2482 (geofguse@udel.edu) Mary Zagar, Sports Medicine Nurse ..................................................831-2482 (mzagar@udel.edu) Lisa Sinclair, Sports Medicine Nurse ........................................................831-2482 (lsinc@udel.edu)

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Samantha Huge, Interim Director of Athletics & Recreation Services ..831-4006 (skhuge@udel.edu) TBA, Deputy Director of Athletics ..............................................................................831-3103 (TBA) Nancy Wick, Aministrative Assistant ....................................................831-4006 (nwick@udel.edu) Dr. Susan Groff Costa, Ed.D, Associate AD/SWA ................................831-3666 (groff@udel.edu) Scott Eatough, Associate AD/Business Operations ............................831-4506 (eatough@udel.edu) Tim Anger, Athletics Accountant ..........................................................831-2251 (tanger@udel.edu) Marie Severns, Records Analyst Coordinator ....................................831-8856 (severns@udel.edu) Sandy McFoy, Insurance Coodinator ..................................................831-2256 (smcfoy@udel.edu) Stacey Bunting-Thompson, Associate AD/External Relations ..................831-4988 (sbt@udel.edu) Jake Olkkola, Associate AD/Recreation Services ................................831-1578 (olkkola@udel.edu) Brian Baptiste, Assistant AD/Compliance ..........................................831-0883 (baptiste@udel.edu) Lauryn Harris, Student-Athlete Eligibility/Financial Aid Coordinator ....831-2840 (lharris@udel.edu) Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, NCAA Faculty Representative ....................831-3613 (smack@udel.edu) Tim Morrissey, Director, Student Services for Athletes ........................831-4571(tmorris@udel.edu) Rachel Fineberg, Assistant Director, Student Services for Athletes ..................831-4294 (fineberg@udel.edu) James Coleman, Assistant Director, Student Services for Athletes............831-0757 (jcoleman@udel.edu) Christine Motta, Assistant Director, Career Services ............................831-1450 (cmotta@udel.edu) Jessica Spangler, Academic Coordinator ............................................831-4294 (jmyers@udel.edu) Nigel Brown, Academic Counselor......................................................831-2550 (nbrown@udel.edu) Gilah Rosenberg, Academic Counselor ..................................................831-2550 (gilah@udel.edu) Mark Urick, Interim Director/Assoc. Director for Annual Giving ..........831-2537 (murick@udel.edu) Phil Tribble, Associate Director for Major Gifts....................................831-3177 (ptribble@udel.edu) Ellen Reed, Donor Relations & Special Events Manager ........................831-0684 (eereed@udel.edu) Diana Woodring, Administrative Assistant, Athletics Development ......831-6276 (diwood@udel.edu) Domenic Sicilia, Director, Bob Carpenter Center........................................831-4015 (dbs@udel.edu) Vest Johnson, Associate Director, Bob Carpenter Center..........................831-4014 (vestj@udel.edu) George Watson, Maintenance/Technical Coordinator, BCC ..................831-4125 (watson@udel.edu) Karen Lofthouse, Events Coordinator, Bob Carpenter Center ..................831-4507 (kloft@udel.edu) Jerry Oravitz, Director of Football Operations ..................................831-4431 (joravitz@udel.edu) Alicia Greco, Assistant AD/Operations ................................................831-8660 (agreco@udel.edu) Kevin Zuchorski, Operations Assistant ................................................831-0767 (zucho@udel.edu) Sam Jones, Manager, Facilities & Grounds ......................................831-2691 (samjones@udel.edu) Kristy Fletcher, Assistant AD/Marketing & Promotions........................831-1519 (kfletch@udel.edu) Lauren Baker, Asst. Director of Marketing & Promotions ..............................................831-6313 (TBA) Nick Vasiliou, Athletics Marketing Intern..................................................................831-8961 (TBA) Ben Schreiber, Athletics Spirit Coordinator ........................................831-1581 (bschreib@udel.edu) Jimmy Smith, Director of Multimedia ..............................................831-6675 (jimsmith@udel.edu) Trent Bartling, Director of Athletic Ticket Operations ..............................831-0606 (tbart@udel.edu) Barbara Fleming, Season Ticket Manager........................................831-4109 (bfleming@udel.edu) Denita Patrick, Bob Carpenter Center Box Office Coordinator ..............831-4497 (dypat@udel.edu) Tom Coder, Athletics Admissions Officer ..........................................831-6464 (tomcoder@udel.edu) Kevin Rose, BCC Equipment Room (Football) ....................................831-4047 (kmrose@udel.edu) Keith Moodie, DFH Equipment Room ..............................................831-8654 (kmoodie@udel.edu) ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS

Augie Maurelli, Assistant AD/Student-Athlete Performance ..............831-4046 (maurelli@udel.edu) Brian Hess, Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach ............................831-4046 (bhess@udel.edu) Melissa Boldt, Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach ......................831-4046 (mboldt@udel.edu) Trevor Williams, Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach......................831-4046 (tcwill@udel.edu) Chris Clyde, Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant ........................831-4046 (cclyde@udel.ed) HEAD COACHING STAFF Jim Fischer - Women’s Cross Country ................................................831-8846 (jfischer@udel.edu) Kevin Gruber - Women’s Rowing ......................................................831-0882 (kgruber@udel.edu) Scott Grzenda - Women’s Soccer ..........................................................831-8915 (sag@udel.edu) John Hayman - Men’s/Women’s Swimming ....................................831-8604 (hayman@udel.edu) Ian Hennessy - Men’s Soccer ........................................................831-8603 (hennesia@udel.edu) K.C. Keeler - Football ..............................................................831-2949 (football-office@udel.edu) Bonnie Kenny - Volleyball ................................................................831-8606 (bjkenny@udel.edu) Mike Keogh - Men’s Golf ................................................................831-0682 (mkeogh@udel.edu) Kateri Linville - Women’s Lacrosse ....................................................831-4057 (linville@udel.edu) Tina Martin - Women’s Basketball ..................................................831-8663 (tmartin@udel.edu) Wendy McFarlane - Women’s Track & Field ....................................831-8738 (wendym@udel.edu) Patty Post - Women’s Golf ..................................................................831-6678 (plpost@udel.edu) Monté Ross - Men’s Basketball ..........................................................831-2724 (rossm@udel.edu) Jim Sherman - Baseball ..................................................................831-8596 (sherman@udel.edu) Bob Shillinglaw - Men’s Lacrosse ....................................................831-8661 (bobshil@udel.edu) Laura Travis - Men’s/Women’s Tennis....................................................831-8651 (leroy@udel.edu) Rolf van de Kerkhof - Field Hockey................................................831-6721 (kerkhof@udel.edu) Jaime Wohlbach - Softball ............................................................831-8608 (wohlbach@udel.edu) FOOTBALL STAFF K.C. Keeler - Head Coach ........................................................831-2253 (football-office@udel.edu) Jim Hofher - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks ..............................831-8581 (jhofher@udel.edu) Nick Rapone - Defensive Coordinator/Safeties..................................831-8655 (nrapone@udel.edu) Gregg Perry - Asst. Coach/Run Game Coord./Recruiting Coord./OL......831-8658 (gperry@udel.edu) Brian Ginn - Assistant Coach/Pass Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers ....831-6099 (bginn@udel.edu) Kirk Ciarrocca - Assistant Coach/Running Backs ....................................831-2254 (kirkc@udel.edu) Brad Sherrod - Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers............................831-4045 (bsherrod@udel.edu) Phil Petitte - Assistant Coach/Defensive Line ....................................831-8656 (ppetitte@udel.edu) Andy Marino - Assistant Coach/Tight Ends & Tackles ........................831-8586 (marinoa@udel.edu) Henry Baker - Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks & Special Teams ..............831-8657 (hbaker@udel.edu) Frank Law - Assistant Coach/Defensive Line Assistant ........................831-6354 (flaw@comcast.net) Fritz Stueber - Offensive Quality Control Coach ................................831-8132 (fstueber@udel.edu) Brad Hilovsky - Defensive Quality Control Coach..............................831-8132 (hilovsky@udel.edu) Jerry Oravitz - Director of Football Operations..................................831-4431 (joravitz@udel.edu) David Baylor - Personal Development Coach ....................................831-2949 (dbaylor@udel.edu) Jude Moser - Football Administrative Assistant ....................................831-2949 (judem@udel.edu)

Scott Selheimer, Assistant AD, Media Relations..................................................................831-8007 Selheimer at Home / Cell ....................................................................368-8639 / 562-5129 Selheimer email ..........................................................................................selheime@udel.edu Kevin Tritt, Assistant Sports Information Director ..............................................................831-8715 Tritt at Home / Cell ..................................................................................................383-5005 Tritt email............................................................................................................ktritt@udel.edu Linda McCormick, Senior Secretary ................................................831-2724 (lindamac@udel.edu) Adam Nichols, Media Relations Asstistant/Multimedia Assistant ..........831-6439 (adamn@udel.edu) TBA, Media Relations Assistant ..................................................................................831-6389 (TBA)

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2012 TEAM/SEASON INFORMATION


GENERAL INFORMATION

2012 DELAWARE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Location..........................................................................................Newark, Delaware 19716 Founded ........................................................................................................................1743 Enrollment ........................................................................................ 16,000 Undergraduates Nickname....................................................................................................Fightin’ Blue Hens Mascot........................................................................................................................YoUDee Colors..........................................................................................................Royal Blue & Gold Stadium ................................................................Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium Capacity ................................................................................................................22,000 Surface ..................................................FieldTurf - installed prior to 2010 season (Lights) Delaware Stadium Record................................283-89-4 (.758, 60 seasons since 1952) Press Box Phone ......................................................................................302-831-6199 NCAA Affiliation ...................................... NCAA Division Football Championship Subdivision Conference................................................................Colonial Athletic Association (6th season) All-Time Delaware Football Record ................................658-419-44, .607 (120 seasons) Conference Titles........15 (1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1991, ................................................................................1992, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010) National Titles ......................................................6 (1946, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 2003)

Aug.

30 West Chester ........................................................................7:30 p.m.

Sept.

8 15 22 29

Oct.

6 *Maine (Parents & Family Weekend) ..........3:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet Regional TV) 20 *Rhode Island (Homecoming) ....................................................3:30 p.m. 27 at *Old Dominion ......................................................12 noon (NBC Sports Network TV)

Nov.

3 10 17 24

ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant Director of Athletics, Media Relations .................................. Scott Selheimer Office Phone................................................................................................302-831-8007 Office Fax ..................................................................................................302-831-8653 SID Mailing Address ................................................................114 Bob Carpenter Center, ..................................631 South College Avenue, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 Selheimer’s Home Phone / Cell Phone ........................302-368-8639 / 302-562-5129 Email Address ......................................................................................selheime@udel.edu UD Athletics Web Site ........................................................................www.bluehens.com Assistant Sports Information Director ..............................................................Kevin Tritt Tritt’s Home/Cell Phone ........................................................................302-383-5005 Athletics Media Relations Assistants....................................................Adam Nichols, TBA Director of Multimedia ....................................................................................Jimmy Smith Smith’s Office Phone / Email ................................302-831-6675 / jimsmith@udel.edu Athletics Media Relations Senior Secretary............................................Linda McCormick

*Towson (Hall of Fame Day) ..............................12 noon (NBC Sports Network TV) at *Richmond ............................................................................3:30 p.m. *Villanova (Battle of the Blue) ......................................................3:30 p.m. NCAA FCS 1st Round ............................................................................tba

Dec.

1 NCAA FCS Second Round ......................................................................tba 8 NCAA FCS Quarterfinals........................................................................tba 14-15 NCAA FCS Semifinals............................................................................tba

Jan.

5 NCAA FCS Championship at Frisco, Texas....................1 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2 TV)

ADMINISTRATION President................................................................................................ Dr. Patrick T. Harker NCAA Faculty Delegate ......................................................................Lynn Snyder-Mackler Director of Athletics & Recreation Services .......................................... Bernard M. Muir Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services ..............................Samantha Huge Associate AD/Facilities & Operations/SWA ..................................Dr. Susan Groff-Costa Associate AD/Business ..................................................................................Scott Eatough Associate AD/External Relations................................................Stacey Bunting-Thompson Associate AD/Recreation Services ................................................................Jake Olkkola Associate AD/Student-Athlete Performance..............................................Augie Maurelli Assistant AD/Compliance ..............................................................................Brian Baptiste Assistant AD/Media Relations ..................................................................Scott Selheimer Assistant AD/Operations..................................................................................Alicia Greco Assistant AD/Sports Medicine ............................................................Dr. Andrew Reisman Assistant AD/Athletic Training..........................................................................John Smith Assistant AD, Marketing & Promotions ......................................................Kristy Fletcher Interim Director of Athletic Development........................................................Mark Urick Director, Student Services for Athletes ........................................................Tim Morrisey Director, Athletic Ticket Operations ..............................................................Trent Bartling Director, Student-Athlete Eligibility and Financial Aid Coord. (Interim) ....Lauren Harris Delaware Stadium Operations ........................................................................Vest Johnson Football Operations ........................................................................................Jerry Oravitz

Delaware State (Route 1 Rivalry) ..................3:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network TV) Bucknell (Band Day / Class of 2016 Day) ..........................................3:30 p.m. at *William & Mary ................................7 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet Regional TV) at *New Hampshire......................................................................12 noon

* Colonial Athletic Association Games

SPORTS MEDICINE/TRAINING/STRENGTH & CONDITIONING STAFF Sports Medicine Physician/Assistant AD ..........................................Dr. Andrew Reisman Sports Medicine Physician................................................................Dr. Geoffrey Gustavsen Sports Medicine Nurses..................................................................Mary Zagar, Lisa Sinclair Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant AD (Football) ..............................................John Smith Associate Head Athletic Trainer ........................................................................Joan Couch Associate Head Athletic Trainer (Football) ....................................................Dan Watson Assistant Athletic Trainer....................................................................Courtney Butterworth Assistant Athletic Trainer ....................................................................................Jon Boone Assistant Athletic Trainer ..............................................................................................TBA Associate AD, Student-Athlete Performance .......................................... Augie Maurelli Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach ........................................................Brian Hess Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach......................................................Melissa Boldt Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach ........................................................Kyle Hobbs Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach ..................................................Trevor Williams

FOOTBALL STAFF Head Football Coach................................................................... K.C. Keeler (Delaware ‘81) Coaching Record at Delaware ....................................................81-46, .638 (10 seasons) Overall Coaching Record..........................................................169-67-1, .715 (19 seasons) Office Phone................................................................................................302-831-2253 Office Fax ....................................................................................................302-831-8653 Email Address ..............................................................................football-office@udel.edu Football Mailing Address ................................................................Bob Carpenter Center, ........631 South College Avenue, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

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Assistant Coaches (alma mater, season, responsibility) ..................................Nick Rapone (Virginia Tech ‘79),7th, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties ......................................Jim Hofher (Cornell ‘79), 4th, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks ..............Gregg Perry (Delaware ‘77), 30th, Assistant Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/ ....................................................................................Recruiting Coordinator/Offensive Line ......................Brian Ginn (Delaware ‘00), 13th, Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers ................................................................Kirk Ciarrocca (Temple ‘89), 7th, Running Backs ........................................................................Brad Sherrod (Duke ‘94), 3rd, Linebackers ........................................................Phil Petitte (Glassboro State ‘71), 7th, Defensive Line ......................................................Andy Marino (Lycoming ‘09), 3rd, Tight Ends & Tackles ..................................................................Henry Baker (Maryland ‘03), 2nd, Cornerbacks ..........................................Frank Law (Glassboro State ‘72), 11th, Defensive Line Assistant ......................................Brad Hilovsky (Robert Morris ‘11), 1st, Defensive Quality Control ................................................Fritz Stueber (Delaware ‘12), 1st, Offensive Quality Control Director of Football Operations......................................................................Jerry Oravitz Personal Development Coach..........................................................................David Baylor Football Secretary ..............................................................................................Jude Moser Football Equipment Manager ............................................................................Kevin Rose Football Game Films................................................................David Barlow, Dave Cartularo

2012 IMPORTANT DATES Wednesday, July 25..........................Colonial Athletic Association Media Day, Baltimore, Md. Friday, August 3 ..............................................................Team Reports for Pre-Season Drills Saturday, August 4 ............................................................First Day of Practice (8:15 a.m.) Sunday, August 12 ..........................................................First Team Scrimmage (3:45 p.m.) Monday, August 13 ....................Delaware Football Media Day (Delaware Stadium/10 a.m.) Monday, August 27 ............................First Weekly UD Media Conference (tba, BCC Lounge) Tuesday, August 28 ......................................................University of Delaware Classes Begin

2012 SEASON INFORMATION 2011 Season Record ..........................................................................................7-4 Overall ......................................................................5-3 (Tie-5th Place, Colonial Athletic Association) Postseason ....................................................................................................................None All-Time Delaware Football Record ................................658-419-44, .606 (120 seasons) National Championships......................................6 (1946, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 2003)

2012 DELAWARE FOOTBALL TRAVEL PLANS September 22 at William & Mary (Williamsburg, Va.) Depart: Friday, September 21 by bus Hotel: Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center, Williamsburg, Va. ( Return: By bus immediately following the game September 29 at New Hampshire (Durham, N.C) Depart: Friday, September 28 by charter flight Hotel: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Return: Immediately following the game October 27 at Old Dominion (Norfolk, Va.) Depart: Friday, October 26 by bus Hotel: Virginia Beach Hotel and Conference Center Return: By bus immediately following the game November 10 at Richmond (Richmond, Va.) Depart: Friday, November 9 by bus Hotel: Richmond Marriott West Return: By bus immediately following game

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NCAA FCS/I-AA Tournament Appearances ..................................15 (most recent - 2010) Lambert Cup Trophies......................................................................20 (most recent - 2010) ECAC Team of the Year Awards ....................................................12 (most recent - 2010) Basic Offense/Defense....................................................................................Spread / 4-3 2012 Captains ................................................................................................................TBA Letterwinners Returning ................................................................................................47 Offense....................................................................................................................23 Defense ..................................................................................................................21 Kickers/Specialists..................................................................................................3 Letterwinners Lost ..........................................................................................................23 Offense....................................................................................................................10 Defense ..................................................................................................................13 Kickers/Specialists..................................................................................................0 Starters Returning ..........................................................................................................16 Offense ......................................................................................................................5 Defense ......................................................................................................................9 Kickers/Specialists ..................................................................................................2 Starters Lost......................................................................................................................8 Offense ......................................................................................................................6 Defense ......................................................................................................................2 Kickers/Specialists ..................................................................................................0

LETTERMEN RETURNING (46) OFFENSE ................................................................................................................................23 Matt Becker (Jr., OL); Nick Boyle (So., TE); Justin Burns (So., QB); Nick Cattolico (Jr., OL); Stephen Clark (So., WR); Ryan Cobb (So., TE); Walter Davis (Jr., RB); Tim Donnelly (Sr., QB); JD Dzurko (So., OL); Sam Feleccia (So., TE); Jake Geiser (So., OL); Jeff Haas (Jr., OL); David Hayes (Sr., RB); Brandon Heath (Jr., OL); Michael Johnson (So., WR); Rob Jones (Sr., WR); Bobby Kennedy (Jr., OL); Erle Ladson (Jr., OL); Cody Magill (Jr., TE); Mike Milburn (Jr., WR); Andrew Pierce (Jr., RB); Trevor Sasek (Jr., QB); Nihja White (Sr., WR) DEFENSE..................................................................................................................................21 Alessio Azzari (So., DL); Derek Battle (So., LB); Quincy Barr (Sr., DL); Tim Breaker (Sr., DB); Marcus Burley (Sr., DB); Patrick Callaway (So., LB); Ethan Clark (Sr., DL); Derek Coleman (Jr., DB); Kyle Gayle (So., LB); Jake Giusti (Jr., DB); Travis Hawkins (Jr., DB); Mike Hirt (Sr., LB); Leon Jackson (Sr., LB); Blair Menefee (So., DB); Alex Pihakis (Jr., DL); Derrick Saulsberry (So., DL); Logan Shultz (So., DL); David Tinsley (Fr.r, DL); Irv Titre (Sr., DL); Laith Wallschleger (So., DL); Paul Worrilow (Sr., LB) KICKERS/SPECIALISTS ..........................................................................................................3 Sean Baner (Jr., K/P); Eddie Herr (Jr., LS); Rauley Zaragoza (Sr., P)

LETTERMEN LOST (23) OFFENSE..................................................................................................................................10 Shea Allard (OL); Gina Gradkowski (OL); Charles Gushue (OL); John Hodgkinson (WR); Rob McDowell (OL); Will Nagle (OL); Colin Naugle (TE); Corey Olson (TE); Bobby Russo (WR); Mark Schenauer (WR) DEFENSE..................................................................................................................................13 Michael Atunrase (DL); Chris Campbell (LB); Brandon Cheaton (DB/Transfer); Jamaul Christopher (DL/Left team); Jessel Curry (LB/Injury); Matt Hardison (DL); Andrew Harrison (LB); Demetrius Hester (DL); Laquan James (DB/Transfer); Eddie Lugo (LB); Justin McDonald (DB); Josh Morris (DB/Injury); Carl Smith (LB/Injury) SPECIALISTS..............................................................................................................................0

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STARTERS RETURNING (16)

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN (14)

OFFENSE....................................................................................................................................5 Nick Boyle (So., TE); Tim Donnelly (Sr., QB); Brandon Heath (Jr., OL); Andrew Pierce (Jr., RB); Nihja White (Sr., WR)

Rick Bell (WR); Chris Cordivari (WR); Ben Curtis (OL); Eric Farkas (DB/K); Justin Glenn (OL); Garrett Greenway (K); Jerel Harrison (WR); Christian Marchena (OL); Sam Miller (RB); Cameron Njomo (OL); Eric Platt (QB); Jake Reynolds (LB); Matt Rodriguez (TE); David Tinsley (DL); Jeff Williams (LB)

DEFENSE ....................................................................................................................................9 Tim Breaker (Sr., DB); Marcus Burley (Sr., DB); Patrick Callaway (So., LB); Ethan Clark (Sr., DE); Travis Hawkins (Jr., DB); Irvin Titre (Jr., DL); Ricky Tunstall (Sr., DB); Laith Wallschleger (Jr., LB); Paul Worrilow (Sr., LB) SPECIALISTS..............................................................................................................................2 Sean Baner (Jr., K/P); Rauley Zaragoza (Sr., P)

STARTERS LOST (8) OFFENSE....................................................................................................................................6 Shea Allard (OL); Gino Gradkowski (OL); Rob McDowell (OL); Will Nagle (OL); Colin Naugle (TE); Mark Schenauer (WR)

INCOMING SCHOLARSHIP FRESHMEN (11) Connor Bozick (OL); Craig Brodsky (DB); Mark Doe (WR); Eric Enderson (K/P); Karon Gibson (DL); Simba Gwashavanhu (WR); Vince Hollerman (DL); Will Lewis (OL); Andrew Peterson (WR); Josh Plummer (DL); Jalen Randolph (RB) INCOMING PREFERED WALK-ON FRESHMEN (11) Darien Bouzakis (DB); Shawn Davis (OL); Joe Fortunato (TE); Khaliq Gatson (DB); Keith Green (LB); Brandon Henderson (LB); Danny Johnson (WR); Anthony Kush (OL); Christopher Lail (LB); Joe Laznik (DL); Billy Reed (WR); Brandon Snyder (LB)

2012 TOP AWARD CANDIDATES

DEFENSE ..................................................................................................................................2 Michael Atunrase (DL); Andrew Harrison (LB)

Walter Payton NCAA Division I FCS Player of the Year Watch List - Andrew Pierce (RB)

SPECIAL TEAMS ......................................................................................................................0

Top NCAA FCS All-American Candidates - Andrew Pierce (RB); Nihja White (WR); Sean Baner (K); Paul Worrilow (LB); Travis Hawkins (CB/KR);

OTHER KEY RETURNING PLAYERS (4)

CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Candidate - Ethan Clark (DL)

Jake Campbell (So., DB); Joe Furlong (So., WR); Julian Laing (Jr., RB); Nick Sulpizio (So., DL)

TOP NEWCOMERS

Colonial Athletic Association Pre-Season Media/Coaches Poll: 1. Towson (12 first place votes); 2. Old Dominion (1); 3. James Madison (1); 4. New Hampshire (2); 5. Delaware; 6. Maine; 7. William & Mary; 8. Villanova; 9. Richmond; 10. Rhode Island; 11. Georgia State

ELIGIBLE TRANSFERS (8) Sam Collura (Fr.r, OL, Pittsburgh); Brandon Favro (Fr.r, WR, SUNY-Maritime); Ryan Higgins (Jr., DB, Montclair State); Trent Hurley (So., QB, Bowling Green); Zack Kerr (Jr., DL, Maryland); David Mackall (Jr., LB, Maryland); Anthony Opoku (So., DL); Mario Rowson (So., DB, Maryland)

TOP RETURNING DELAWARE STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing - Andrew Pierce, 279 carries for 1,279 yards, 4.6 avg., 16 TDs Passing - Tim Donnelly, 165 for 263, 11 TD, 10 Int., 1,732 yards Receiving - Nihja White, 50 receptions for 673 yards, 13.5 avg., 4 TDs

2011 DELAWARE FOOTBALL RESULTS 7-4, 5-3 CAA Sept. 3 10 17 24

at Navy (CBS Sports Network TV) ....................................................L 17-40 West Chester ..............................................................................W 28-17 Delaware State ............................................................................W 45-0 *Old Dominion (TCN TV) ..............................................................W 27-17

Oct.

at *Maine (WABI TV) ....................................................................L 17-31 #9 *William & Mary......................................................................W 21-0 *Massachusetts (TCN TV) ..............................................................L 10-21 at *Rhode Island ..........................................................................L 34-38 at #13 *Towson (TCN TV) ............................................................W 35-30

1 8 15 22 29

Kicking - Sean Baner, 29-29 PAT, 15-20 FG (Long 47) Punting - Rauley Zaragoza, 46 punts for 1,794 yards, 39.0 avg., Long 60 Punt Returns - Rob Jones, 17 for 9.6 avg., Long 31 Kickoff Returns - Travis Hawkins, 18 for 27.6 avg., Long 86 Tackles - Paul Worrilow, 97 (55 solo) Tackles for Loss - Paul Worrilow, 11.0 for 32 yards Quarterback Sacks - Quincy Barr, 3.0 for 11 yards

Nov. 12 *Richmond (TCN TV) ....................................................................W 24-10 19 at *Villanova - PPL Park, Chester, Pa. (TCN TV) ............................W 26-16

Interceptions - Ricky Tunstall, 5 for 102 yards

* Colonial Athletic Association Games # Rankings are The Sports Network Top 25 ranking

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2012 NUMERICAL ROSTER

No.

(Pronunciation Guide)

74 20 90 40 73 85 36 86 75 3 43 2 8 44 47 79 95 84 26 41 71 87 69 63 34 83 9 67 49 48 88 88b 89 43b 35 32 54 93 11 61 52 29 80 72 38 31 1 28 77 55 65 24 97 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 43b 44 46 47 48 49 50

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Travis Hawkins ..............................DB Marcus Burley ..............................DB Tim Breaker ..................................DB Ricky Tunstall (ton-stull) ................DB Rob Jones ....................................WR Andrew Opoku (uh-po-ku) ............DL Kyle Hunte ....................................LB Justin Burns ..................................QB Tim Donnelly ................................QB Paul Worrilow (war-uh-low) ............LB Jake Giusti (justy) ........................DB Trent Hurley ..................................QB Trevor Sasek (sass-ick) ..................QB Eric Platt ......................................QB Blair Menefee (men-uh-fee) ..........DB Sam Miller ....................................RB Michael Johnson ..........................WR Mike Milburn ................................WR Nihja White (nigh-juh) ..................WR Sean Baner (bay-nur) ..................K/P Stephen Clark ..............................WR Leon Jackson ................................LB Mario Rowson (row-son) ................DB Mike Hirt ......................................LB David Mackall (mackle)..................LB Ryan Cobb......................................TE Julian Laing (lang) ........................RB David Hayes ..................................RB Garrett Greenway ............................K Andrew Pierce................................RB Jerel Harrison (juh-rell) ................WR Kyle Gayle ....................................LB Jalen Randolph (jaylin)..................RB Walter Davis..................................RB Khaliq Gatson (kuh-leek) ..............DB Darien Bouzakis (boo-zah-cuss) ....DB Jamie Hagan ................................WR Rauley Zaragoza..............................P (rawley zara-go-za) Derek Battle ..................................LB Derek Coleman..............................DB Billy Reed ....................................WR Craig Brodsky................................DB Joe Furlong ..................................WR Patrick Callaway ............................LB Laith Wallschleger (wall-shlay-gur)..DL Jake Campbell ..............................DB Eric Farkas (far-kiss)..................DB/K Eric Enderson ..............................K/P Brandon Snyder ............................LB

Name Alessio Azzari * Sean Baner ** Quincy Barr ** Derek Battle * Matt Becker * Rick Bell Darien Bouzakis Nick Boyle * Connor Bozick Tim Breaker *** Craig Brodsky Marcus Burley *** Justin Burns * Patrick Callaway * Jake Campbell Nick Cattolico ** Ethan Clark ** Stephen Clark * Ryan Cobb * Derek Coleman ** Sam Collura Chris Cordivari Ben Curtis Shawn Davis Walter Davis * Mark Doe Tim Donnelly ** JD Dzurko * Eric Enderson Eric Farkas Brandon Favro Sam Feleccia * Joe Fortunato Joe Furlong Khaliq Gatson Kyle Gayle * Jake Geiser * Karon Gibson Jake Giusti ** Justin Glenn Keith Green Garrett Greenway Simba Gwashavanhu Jeff Haas * Jamie Hagan Jerel Harrison Travis Hawkins * David Hayes *** Brandon Heath ** Brandon Henderson Eddie Herr * Mike Hirt ** Vince Hollerman Kyle Hunte *

Pos.

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DL K/P DL LB OL WR DB TE OL DB DB DB QB LB DB OL DL WR TE DB OL WR OL OL RB WR QB OL K/P DB/K WR TE TE WR DB LB OL DL DB OL LB K WR OL WR WR DB RB OL LB LS LB DE LB

So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr.r Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Fr.r Fr.r Fr.r Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr.r Fr.r So. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr.r Fr. Fr.r Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr.r Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr.

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

250 205 270 210 310 180 180 265 315 190 190 190 215 210 200 345 235 170 225 165 285 190 265 290 185 165 210 290 185 200 170 215 220 205 170 215 280 300 190 280 220 170 180 320 175 200 195 190 310 220 245 220 250 220

Mullica Hill, N.J./Gloucester Catholic Southampton, Pa./William Tennett Brandon, Fla./Riverview (Hofstra) Charlotte, N.C./Providence Herndon, Va./Jefferson Wilmington, Del./Salesianum Mullica Hill, N.J./Camden Catholic Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional Severn, Md./DeMatha Pilesgrove, N.J./Glassboro Orange Park, Fla./Fleming Island Richmond, Va./Highland Springs Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta Decatur, Ga./Martin Luther King Hershey, Pa./Hershey Delran, N.J./Delran Essex Junction, Vt./Essex Hampton, Va./Bethel Saddle River, N.J./Don Bosco Prep (Virginia) Woodstock, Md./Marriott Ridge Elkridge, Md./DeMatha Catholic (Pittsburgh) Downingtown, Pa./Bishop Shanahan Columbia, Md./Calvert Hall Wilmington, Del./Concord Seaford, Va./Ocean Lakes Collingdale, Pa./Academy Park Myrtle Beach, S.C./Stephen Decatur (Md.) North Wales, Pa./North Penn Hampton, Va./Phoebus Heathrow, Fla./Seminole Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township (SUNY-Maritime) Ambler, Pa./LaSalle Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional Audubon, N.J./Audubon New Castle, Del./William Penn Montclair, N.J./Montclair Columbia, Md./DeMatha Sicklerville, N.J./Woodbury Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher Newark, Del./A.I. duPont Newark, Del./Newark Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg Palermo, N.J./Ocean City Newark, Del./St. Mark’s (Wesley) Richmond, Va./Varina Rockville, Md./Quince Orchard (Maryland) Howell, N.J./Howell West Chester, Pa./Henderson King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Meriod Elkton, Md./Elkton Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills Woodbine, Ga./Camden County Brookline, Mass./Brookline (Northeastern)

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Name Trent Hurley Leon Jackson *** Daniel Johnson Michael Johnson * Rob Jones *** Bobby Kennedy * Zack Kerr Anthony Kush Erle Ladson ** Christopher Lail Julian Laing Joseph Laznik Will Lewis David Mackall Cody Magill ** Christian Marchena Blair Menefee Sam Miller Mike Milburn ** Cameron Njomo Andrew Opoku Andrew Peterson Andrew Pierce ** Alex Pihakis ** Eric Platt Josh Plummer Jalen Randolph Billy Reed Jake Reynolds Matt Rodriguez Mario Rowson Trevor Sasek ** Derrick Saulsberry * Logan Shultz * Brandon Snyder Nick Sulpizio Travis Tirrell David Tinsley Irvin Titre *** Ricky Tunstall *** Laith Wallschleger * Nihja White *** Jeff Williams Paul Worrilow *** Rauley Zaragoza *

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

So. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr.r So. Fr.r Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr.r Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr.r So. Jr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr.r Fr.r Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr.r Sr. Sr.

6-4 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-2

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6-6 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-2 5-11 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2

320 200 200 220 275 225 245 285 200 165 220 305 225 185 200 260 165 315 225 190 240 245 200 225 245 285 190 245 290 270 295 200 285 215 210 230 195

Connellsville, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic (Bowling Green) Jacksonville, Fla./Edward White Baltimore, Md./ Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville Tampa, Fla./Armwood Newark, Del./Caravel Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard (Maryland) Bear, Del./Hodgson Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Hayes Mickleton, N.J./Gateway Regional New Castle, Del./Timber Creek (N.J.) (Lackawanna JC) Middletown, Del./Appoquinimink Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny Baltimore, Md./Edmonson-Westside (Maryland) Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard Hazlet, N.J./Raritan Newark, Del./Hodgson Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School Bowie, Md./DeMatha Purcellville, Va./Blue Ridge North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick (Connecticut) Newark, Del./Wilmington Charter Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional Bridgeville, Pa./Canon-McMillan Coral Gables, Fla./Belen Jesuit Saint Mary’s, Ga./Camden County Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley Robbinsville, N.J./Notre Dame Frisco, Tex./Trinity Christian Academy Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor (Maryland) Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford St. Mary’s, Ga./Camden County Orrtanna, Pa./Gettysburg Newark, Del./Tatnall Glassboro, N.J./Eastern Regional Millsboro, Del./Delmarva Christian Seffner, Fla./Armwood Riviera Beach, Fla./Dwyer Bridgeton, N.J./Glassboro Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Wayne, Pa./Conestoga Freeport, N.Y./Freeport Wilmington, Del./Concord (Coffeyville CC) Azusa, Calif./Azusa (Citrus College)

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ROSTER BREAKDOWN

PLAYERS BY CLASS: Freshmen - 24, Sophomores - 23, Juniors - 22, Redshirt Freshmen - 16, Seniors - 14

PLAYERS BY STATE: New Jersey - 20, Pennsylvania - 15, Delaware - 15, Maryland - 13, Florida - 12, Virginia - 9, Georgia - 5, California - 3, New York - 2, Massachusetts - 1, South Carolina - 1, North Carolina - 1, Texas 1, Vermont - 1

PLAYERS BY POSITION: Defensive Linemen - 17, Offensive Linemen - 17, Wide Receivers - 16, Defensive Backs - 15, Linebackers - 14, Defensive Backs - 14, Running Backs - 6, Tight Ends - 6, Kickers/Punters - 5, Quarterbacks - 5, Long Snappers - 1

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Christopher Lail (lale) ....................LB Keith Green....................................LB Joseph Laznik................................DL Jake Geiser (geyser)......................OL Brandon Henderson........................LB Bobby Kennedy ............................OL Jeff Williams ..................................LB Patrick Callaway ............................LB Josh Plummer................................DL Jake Reynolds................................LB Justin Glenn ..................................OL Travis Tirrell (tuh-rell) ....................DL Cameron Njomo ............................OL Shawn Davis ..................................OL Anthony Kush ................................OL Eddie Herr......................................LS JD Dzurko (zurko) ........................OL Will Lewis ......................................OL Ben Curtis......................................OL Nick Sulpizio (sul-pee-zio)..............DL Sam Collura (kuh-lore-uh)..............OL Jeff Haas ......................................OL Matt Becker ..................................OL Alessio Azzari ................................DL (uh-less-ee-o uh-zar-ee) Connor Bozick (bo-zick) ................OL Christian Marchena (mar-chenna) ..OL Brandon Heath ..............................OL Erle Ladson (earl) ..........................OL Nick Cattolico (catta-lee-co)............OL Simba Gwashavanhu ....................WR (gwash-uh-vahn-who) Cody Magill (muh-gill) ....................TE Andrew Peterson ..........................WR Matt Rodriguez ..............................TE Mark Doe ....................................WR Daniel Johnson ............................WR Rick Bell ......................................WR Nick Boyle......................................TE Chris Cordivari (core-duh-vary) ....WR Brandon Favro..............................WR Sam Feleccia (fuh-leesha) ..............TE Joe Fortunato (four-chun-nah-toe) ..TE Quincy Barr ..................................DL David Tinsley ................................DL Alex Pihakis (puh-hay-cuss) ..........DL Karon Gibson (kuh-ron) ................DL Zack Kerr ......................................DL Ethan Clark....................................DL Derrick Saulsberry ........................DL Vince Hollerman ............................DL Logan Shultz..................................DL Irvin Titre (tee-tree) ......................DL

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OFFENSE WIDE RECEIVER

5 Rob Jones *** (Sr., 5-10, 175)

21 Stephen Clark * (So., 6-2, 170)

87 Chris Cordivari (Fr.r, 6-1, 190)

WIDE RECEIVER

17 Michael Johnson * (So., 6-2, 205)

18 Mike Milburn * (Jr., 6-4, 220)

87 Chris Cordivari (Fr.r, 6-1, 190)

WIDE RECEIVER

19 NIHJA WHITE *** (Sr., 6-2, 215)

31 Jerel Harrison (Fr.r, 6-0, 200)

85 Rick Bell (Fr.r, 6-0, 180)

TIGHT END

86 Nick Boyle * (So., 6-4, 265)

26 Ryan Cobb * (So., 6-1, 225)

82 Matt Rodriguez (Fr.r, 6-4, 245)

LEFT TACKLE

77 BRANDON HEATH ** (Jr., 6-6, 310)

71 Sam Collura (Fr.r, 6-4, 285)

73 Matt Becker * (Jr., 6-6, 310)

LEFT GUARD

67 JD Dzurko * (So., 6-3, 290)

76 Christian Marchena (Fr.r, 6-2, 285)

73 Matt Becker * (Jr., 6-6, 310)

CENTER

54 Jake Geiser * (So., 6-3, 280)

61 Justin Glenn (Fr.r, 6-3, 280)

67 JD Dzurko * (So., 6-3, 290)

RIGHT GUARD

56 Bobby Kennedy * (Jr., 6-4, 280)

79 Nick Cattolico ** (Jr., 6-4, 345)

72 Jeff Haas * (Jr., 6-6, 320)

RIGHT TACKLE

78 Erle Ladson ** (Jr., 6-6, 320)

69 Ben Curtis (Fr.r, 6-5, 265)

73 Matt Becker * (Jr., 6-6, 310)

QUARTERBACK

9 TIM DONNELLY ** (Sr., 6-4, 210)

12 Trent Hurley (So., 6-4, 220)

8 Justin Burns * (So., 6-5, 215)

RUNNING BACK

30 ANDREW PIERCE ** (Jr., 5-11, 200)

28 David Hayes *** (Sr., 5-9, 190)

LEFT END

46 Laith Wallschleger * (So., 6-4, 285)

96 Derrick Saulsberry * (So., 6-3, 245)

LEFT TACKLE

99 IRVIN TITRE *** (Jr., 6-0, 295)

98 Logan Shultz * (So., 6-3, 285)

93 Karon Gibson (Fr., 5-11, 300)

RIGHT TACKLE

94 Zach Kerr (Sr., 6-2, 330)

74 Alessio Azzari * (So., 6-4, 250)

59 Josh Plummer (Fr., 6-2, 315)

RIGHT END

95 ETHAN CLARK ** (Sr., 6-3, 235)

90 Quincy Barr ** (Sr., 6-3, 270)

91 David Tinsley (Fr.r, 6-0, 270)

LEFT LINEBACKER

25 David Mackall (Jr., 6-3, 235)

57 Jeff Williams (Fr.r, 6-2, 210)

40 Derek Battle * (So., 6-2, 210)

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

10 PAUL WORRILOW *** (Sr., 6-0, 230)

44 PATRICK CALLAWAY * (So., 5-10, 210) 24 Mike Hirt ** (Sr., 6-1, 220)

27 Julian Laing (Jr., 6-0, 200)

DEFENSE 6 Andrew Opoku (So., 6-4, 225)

RIGHT LINEBACKER

7 Kyle Hunte * (Sr., 6-2, 220)

22 Leon Jackson *** (Sr., 6-1, 200)

32 Kyle Gayle * (So., 6-2, 215)

LEFT CORNERBACK

2 MARCUS BURLEY *** (Sr., 5-10, 190)

23 Mario Rowson (So., 6-3, 200)

41 Derek Coleman ** (Jr., 5-8, 165)

FREE SAFETY

4 Ricky Tunstall *** (Sr., 5-11, 200)

48 Eric Farkas (Fr.r, 6-0, 200)

43 Craig Brodsky (Fr., 5-11, 190)

STRONG SAFETY

3 TIM BREAKER *** (Sr., 6-0, 195)

11 Jake Giusti ** (Jr., 5-11, 190)

15 Blair Menefee * (So., 5-11, 200)

RIGHT CORNERBACK

1 TRAVIS HAWKINS * (Jr., 5-10, 195)

23 Mario Rowson (So., 6-3, 200)

41 Derek Coleman ** (Jr., 5-8, 165)

SPECIALISTS PLACEMENTS

20 SEAN BANER ** (Jr., 6-1, 205)

29 Garrett Greenway (Fr.r, 5-8, 170)

KICKOFFS

20 SEAN BANER ** (Jr., 6-1, 205)

29 Garrett Greenway (Fr.r, 5-8, 170)

PUNTER

39 RAULEY ZARAGOZA * (Sr., 6-2, 195)

20 Sean Baner ** (Jr., 6-1, 205)

HOLDER

9 TIM DONNELLY ** (Sr., 6-4, 210)

LONG SNAPPER

65 EDDIE HERR * (Jr., 6-3, 245)

SHORT SNAPPER

65 EDDIE HERR * (Jr., 6-3, 245)

KICK RETURNS

1 TRAVIS HAWKINS * (Jr., 5-10, 195)

PUNT RETURNS

5 ROB JONES *** (Sr., 5-10, 170)

8 Justin Burns * (So., 6-5, 215)

17 Michael Johnson * (So., 6-2, 205) 4 Ricky Tunstall *** (Sr., 5-11, 200)

Returning Starters (6 or more games) in Bold Caps * Letters Won

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H EAD C OACH

K.C. K EELER 11TH SEASON AT DELAWARE • DELAWARE ‘81

ne of the top college football coaches in the nation, University of Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler has enjoyed outstanding success at both the NCAA Division I Football Championship and Division III levels over a career that has spanned 28 seasons. In 19 seasons as a head coach at the college level, Keeler ranks among the all-time national leaders with an overall record of 169-67-1, 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, eight trips to the national championship game, a 2003 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national championship title, and numerous coaching awards. In addition, he has coached numerous All-Americans, National Football League players, and tenured many future collegiate and high school football coaches. His 2011 squad, which posted a record of 7-4, including a 5-3 mark in the grueling Colonial Athletic Association, narrowly missed out on an NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Tournament berth despite being ranked in the national Top 20 all season. Delaware was the only team in the nation that defeated two teams (Old Dominion and Towson) ranked in the final regular season Top 10 national poll. Among the top players for the squad was All-American offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski, who was a fourth round draft pick by the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. He enjoyed one his finest seasons in 2010 when Delaware posted a record of 12-3, earned a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title, was ranked No. 1 in the nation during the regular season, and cruised through the NCAA Tournament before falling to top-ranked Eastern Washington by a single point (20-19) in the championship game. The team garnered ECAC Team of the Year and Lambert Cup Trophy awards as the top team in the East. For his efforts, Keeler was selected as the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year while also earning Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year honors for outstanding success on the field and for his extensive community service. In addition, he became the first coach to be named the Tri-State Coach of the Year three times by the prestigious Maxwell Football Club. A former standout linebacker at Delaware under Hall of Fame head coach Tubby Raymond, Keeler returned to his alma mater in 2002 and has posted an impressive record of 81-46 over 10 seasons. He has led the Blue Hens to four NCAA Tournament appearances, winning the national title in 2003 with a 40-0 win over Colgate, and advancing to the national championship game in both 2007 and 2010. His 2007 squad was led by All-American quarterback Joe Flacco, a two-year standout for the Blue Hens who became a first round NFL pick and has currently led the Baltimore Ravens to the post-season each of his first four years as a starter. Flacco and All-American running back Omar Cuff, Delaware's all-time leading rusher, set numerous school records in leading the Hens to the title game. Keeler served as an assistant coach for eight seasons at NCAA Division III Rowan (N.J.) University before taking over the head coaching and leading the squad to national prominence. In his nine seasons as head coach, he led the Profs to a enviable record of 88-21-1 and five appearances in the national championship game. He returned to Delaware in 2002 and found almost instant success, leading his second team in 2003 to a 15-1 record and the national title. The Blue Hens also advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2004, 2007, and 2010 and have become the only current CAA school to play for the national championship three times. Keeler's all-time post-season record is an incredible 32-10, including a mark of 11-0 in first round games and a perfect mark of 8-0 at Delaware Stadium. He has coached five NFL Draft picks while at Delaware and his players have earned All-American honors 71 times and district or national CoSIDA All-Academic honors 21 times. Nine of his former players are in NFL camps in 2012. The University of Delaware football program turned to one of its own on March 5, 2002 when Keeler was introduced as the new head coach. At the press conference announcing his hiring, the energetic Keeler vowed to bring championships back to the University of Delaware. It took him only two seasons to fulfill those promises and the Hens have fallen just short of the national crown two other times during his tenure. The 2010 campaign was one of the finest in school history as a squad posted a 12-3 record, share the Colonial Athletic Association title, and advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game before falling by a single point to top-ranked Eastern Washington in Frisco, Tex. The Blue Hen defense, which featured one of the nation's top defensive secondary units, led the nation in scoring defense (12.1) and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7). Offensively, the Hens were led by a pair of All-Americans in quarterback Pat Devlin - currently with the NFL Miami Dolphins - and

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THE K.C. KEELER FILE Name: Kurt Charles “K.C.” Keeler Born: July 26, 1959 Hometown: Emmaus, Pennsylvania Family: Wife Janice, daughter Kate (22), son Jackson (20) Playing Career: High School: Played tight end, offensive guard and linebacker at Emmaus (Pa.) High School...earned All-League honors at tight end and linebacker...team captain...Big 33 Game nominee...also competed in basketball, track and field, and baseball. College Career: Earned three letters as a 6-0, 210 lb. starting linebacker at Delaware under Tubby Raymond in 1978-80...played for teams that posted a three-year record of 32-7...1979 team was 13-1 and won the NCAA Division II national championship with a 38-21 win over Youngstown State in Albuquerque, NM...1978 team was 10-4 and lost in NCAA Division II national championship game to Eastern Illinois, 10-9 in Longview, TX...member of two ECAC Team of Year squads and one Lambert Cup winner...named Newark Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year in 1980...posted six career interceptions, including three in a 1978 NCAA Division II 42-27 quarterfinal playoff win over Jacksonville State...all three interceptions came on consecutive pass attempts by Jacksonville State...intercepted a pass and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown vs. Temple in 1980....signed free agent contract with NFL Philadelphia Eagles...one of the last players released during the 1980 pre-season....later earned tryouts again with the Eagles (1982-83) and with the World Football League’s Philadelphia Stars (1983) and Jacksonville Bulls (1984). Education: Graduated from Emmaus High School in 1977....degree in physical education from the University of Delaware in 1981...master’s degree in health and physical education in 1986 from Rowan (Glassboro State). Coaching Career: Assistant Coach (wide receivers/junior varsity offensive coordinator), Amherst (Mass.) College, 1981....Assistant Coach, Rowan University, 1985-92 (offensive coordinator in 1988-92)....Head Coach, Rowan University, 1993-2001...Head Coach, University of Delaware, 2002-Present. Coaching Record: Has posted an 19-year overall college coaching record of 169-67-1 (.715), including a 10-year record of 81-46 record (.638) at Delaware and a nine-year mark of 88-21-1 (.804) at Rowan...became 17th active I-AA coach to reach 100 wins (vs. New Hampshire Oct. 11, 2003) and did so in the second fewest games (128) among that group...won his 150th career college victory in 2009 vs. Hofstra...led University of Delaware to the 2003 NCAA I-AA national title with a 15-1 record...team also shared the Atlantic 10 Conference title and captured the Lambert Cup Trophy and ECAC Team of the Year Award and was named state Team of the Year by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcaster’s Association and the Delaware Valley Team of the Year by the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association...named 2003 Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year...placed fifth in voting for 2003 Eddie Robinson I-AA Coach of the Year Award presented by The Sports Network...led 2007 team to NCAA Division I FCS national championship game with an11-4 record with squad earning ECAC Team of the Year and Lambert Cup Eastern Team of the Year awards...earned the Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year Award, becoming the first coach to receive the honor twice...led 2010 team to 12-3 record, a share of the CAA title, and a berth in the FCS national championship game...team won Lambert Cup and ECAC Team of the Year Award...was named AFCA and Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year (for success on field and community service) as well as the Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year...owns a 70-14 (.833) record all-time at Delaware Stadium as a player and coach, including a 5617 (.767) mark as head coach...led Rowan teams to seven NCAA Division III national semifinal appearances and to five championship game appearances....led team to four New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) championships...three-time NJAC Coach of the Year...owns all-time NCAA playoff record of 32-10 (.762) with a perfect record of 11-0 in first round games. K.C. Keeler (66) as a player at Delaware

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running back Andrew Pierce. For their efforts, the Blue Hens were named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Team of the Year for the 12th time in school history and received the Lambert Cup, symbolic of Eastern football supremacy, for the 20th time. Keeler's efforts did not go unnoticed as he was named the AFCA Division I FCS Coach of the Year and was also honored for his extensive community service efforts by being named the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, the leading college football honor recognizing coaches for their sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence, on and off field. He later was named the Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year for a record third time. The 2003 squad capped a magical year by posting a 15-1 record, capturing a share of the Atlantic 10 Conference title, and sweeping through the NCAA I-AA playoffs to win the 2003 I-AA national title. He followed that up with another Atlantic 10 Conference title and a berth in the NCAA I-AA quarterfinals to highlight the 2004 campaign. Keeler led Delaware on yet another run at a national championship in 2007 as the Blue Hens posted an 11-4 record and advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game before falling to three-time defending champion Appalachian State 49-21 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Delaware, one of five CAA teams to qualify for NCAA play that season, made a memorable run through the playoffs, downing in-state rival Delaware State 44-7 in the opening round before posting impressive road wins over previously undefeated and top-ranked Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals (39-27) and over No. 4 seed Southern Illinois in the semifinals (20-17). Keeler received the prestigious Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year for the second time and received the All-American Football Foundation Johnny Vaught Head Coach Award. Individual honors also came pouring in for Keeler's team members with NCAA scoring leader Cuff earning consensus first team All-American accolades at running back. ECAC Player of the Year Flacco and

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT K.C. DR. PATRICK T. HARKER - President, University of Delaware “K.C. Keeler is an outstanding coach and educator. As an undergraduate at UD, he learned from the best when he was coached by Tubby Raymond. He continues the fine Delaware coaching tradition, with a demonstrated commitment to UD’s scholar-athletes. Their success - both on the playing field and in the classroom, is a wonderful testament to Coach Keeler’s leadership." EDGAR JOHNSON - Former Director of Athletics, University of Delaware “K.C. is one of the nation’s finest young coaches and we look forward to seeing him on the sidelines with the Blue Hens for many years to come. He has continued the winning tradition of University of Delaware football and kept the Blue Hens among the elite not only in the Colonial Athletic Association but nationally in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. His energy and enthusiasm for the program is contagious and his positive relationships with his coaches, players, fans, the community, and alumni have continued to move the University forward. We are excited to see what the next decade will bring through his leadership of our football program." TUBBY RAYMOND - Former Delaware Football Head Coach, 1966-2001 “I’m absolutely delighted for K.C. Keeler. He is a natural for the job. He has a proven track record and he is a Delaware man from our football family. I’m anxious to be fan. As a player he was a very aggressive guy, an emotional player, and a good leader. I’m excited about the future of Delaware football.” KHEON HENDRICKS - Former Offensive lineman and 2008 captain, UD Football “Coach Keeler is the type of coach who demands the best out of his players. It doesn’t matter if you are a scholarship player or a walk-on. He wants you to perform at the best of your ability. We as players trust Coach Keeler because we know he has been to and won championships both as a player and a coach.”

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offensive tackle Mike Byrne were also among eight total Blue Hens who earned All-American mention. Led by Flacco and Cuff, the Blue Hens were among the nation's top offensive units, leading the CAA in scoring offense (36.2, 11th in the NCAA), total offense (460.6), and passing (289.5). Among the wins was a thrilling 59-52 win at NCAA I Navy where the Hens piled up 581 yards against a Midshipmen team that advanced to the Poinsettia Bowl. Flacco moved on to become Delaware's first-ever first round National Football League draft choice in 2008 when he was picked by the 18th overall selection by the Baltimore Ravens. He was an instant hit in Baltimore and started all 16 games in his rookie year, leading the Ravens to a spot in the AFC championship game and being selected in a fan vote as the 2008 NFL Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year. He also led the Ravens back to the NFL playoffs in 2009-11. In addition to Flacco, other current NFL players who played for the Blue Hens under Keeler are eight-year veteran defensive back Mike Adams with the Denver Broncos; Chicago Bears secondyear defensive back Anthony Walters; New York Jets second-year tight end Josh Baker; Arizona Cardinals third-year defensive end Ronald Talley; second-year Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat Devlin; Baltimore Ravens rookie offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski; Green Bay Packers rookie offensive lineman Shea Allard; and New York Jets rookie defensive lineman Matt Hardison. Keeler was rewarded for his outstanding success on June 19, 2008 when he was granted a 10year contract extension that will keep him on as head coach of the Blue Hens through the 2017 season. "K.C. is one of the nation's finest young coaches and we are pleased to be able to reward him with a contract that will keep him on the sidelines with the Blue Hens for many years to come," said then University of Delaware Director of Athletics Edgar N. Johnson in making the announcement. "He has continued the winning tradition of University of Delaware football and kept the Blue Hens among the elite not only in the Colonial Athletic Association but nationally in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. His energy and enthusiasm for the program is contagious and his positive relationships with his coaches, players, fans, the community, and alumni have continued to move the University forward. We are excited to see what the next decade will bring through his leadership of our football program."

K.C. KEELER BY THE NUMBERS AT DELAWARE Overall Record ..................81-46 (.638) Conference Record............47-35 (.573) Non-League Record ..........34-11 (.756) vs. NCAA FBS Opponents ..........2-4 vs. NCAA FCS Opponents ......69-42 vs. NCAA II Opponents ............10-0 vs. Big Sky Conference ..............0-1 vs. Gateway Conference............4-0 vs. Northeast Conference ..........2-1 vs. Patriot League ......................5-0 vs. Southern Conference ............3-4 vs. MEAC......................................3-0 Record at Delaware Stadium ....55-17 Record on Road ..........................26-24 NCAA Tournament Games ............11-3 vs. FCS Top 25 ....29-19 (18-7 at home)

vs. FCS Top 10 ........7-12 (4-5 at home) Night Games ..................................30-9 Day Games ..................................45-37 Overtime Games..............................3-4 In September........28-10 (2-1 in August) In October ....................................24-17 In November ................................19-15 In December ....................................8-2 In January ......................................0-1 Delaware Scores First ................63-14 Leading or tied at Halftime........74-18 Trailing at Halftime ......................7-28 Leading or tied Heading Into 4th Quarter ..................................71-16 Gaining More Yards than Opponent ......................................66-16

K.C. KEELER IN THE 100-WIN CLUB Youngest Coaches to Reach 100 Career Wins in NCAA FCS

Fastest Coaches to Reach 100 Career Wins in NCAA FCS

Al Bagnoli (Penn) ........40 yrs., 10 months Walt Hameline (Wagner)........42 yrs., 2 mo. Mark Whipple (UMass) ........43 yrs., 6 mo. Mike Kelly (Dayton) ............43 yrs., 9 mo. Ron Randleman (S. Houston)..........43 yrs. K.C. Keeler (Delaware) ....44 yrs., 2 mo.

Al Bagnoli (Penn) ..................122nd game K.C. Keeler (Delaware) ....................128 Mike Kelly (Dayton)............................128 Pete Richardson (Southern) ................131 Joe Taylor (Hampton) ........................136 Joe Gardi (Hofstra) ............................140

K.C. KEELER YEAR BY YEAR COACHING RECORD Year 1981 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

School Amherst Glassboro Glassboro Glassboro Glassboro Glassboro Glassboro Glassboro

Position Grad. Asst. Grad. Asst. Assistant Assistant Assistant/OC Assistant/OC Assistant/OC Assistant/OC

W 5 5 5 6 5 5 7 9

L 3 5 5 4 5 3 3 2

T 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

1992

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1

0

1993

Rowan

Head Coach

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2

0

1994 1995

Rowan Rowan

Head Coach Head Coach

6 10

3 3

0 1

1996

Rowan

Head Coach

10

3

0

1997

Rowan

Head Coach

11

1

0

1998

Rowan

Head Coach

10

3

0

1999

Rowan

Head coach

12

2

0

2000 2001

Rowan Rowan

Head Coach Head Coach

7 11

2 2

0 0

2002 2003

Delaware Delaware

Head Coach Head Coach

6 15

6 1

0 0

2004

Delaware

Head Coach

9

4

0

2005 2006 2007

Delaware Delaware Delaware

Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

6 5 11

5 6 4

0 0 0

2008 2009 2010

Delaware Delaware Delaware

Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

4 6 12

8 5 3

0 0 0

2011

Delaware

Head Coach

7

4

0

Highlights

NCAA III 1st Round NJAC Champions NCAA III Semifinals NJAC Champions NCAA III Runner-up NJAC Champions Lambert Cup NCAA III Runner-up NJAC Champions NJAC Coach of the Year Lambert Cup NCAA III Runner-up Lambert Cup NCAA III Semifinals NJAC Champions NJAC Coach of the Year NCAA III Runner-up Lambert Cup NCAA III Runner-up ECAC Team of the Year Lambert Cup NCAA III Semifinals NJAC Champions NJAC Coach of the Year ECAC Team of the Year Lambert Cup 1st Season NCAA I-AA Champions Atlantic 10 Co-Champions ECAC Team of the Year Lambert Cup NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals Atlantic 10 Co-Champions

NCAA FCS Runner-Up ECAC Team of the Year Lambert Cup

NCAA FCS Runner-Up CAA Co-Champions ECAC Team of the Year Lambert Cup

Coaching Record at Rowan: 88-21-1/9 seasons (.804) Coaching Record at Delaware: 81-46/10 seasons (.638) Overall College Coaching Record: 169-67-1/19 seasons (.715) * Changed name from Glassboro State to Rowan University NJAC - New Jersey Athletic Conference

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"K.C. Keeler's skills and leadership are matched by his commitment to our athletics program and our scholar-athletes," UD President Patrick Harker said. "I look forward to being able to rely on Coach Keeler's enthusiasm and ability as the University moves forward on its Path to Prominence, which recognizes the importance of athletics as part of an engaged student body." In 10 seasons at the helm of the Blue Hens, Keeler owns an impressive overall mark of 81-46 (.638), including a mark of 47-35 (.573) in league play. In 19 seasons overall as a college head coach, his mark stands at 169-67-1 (.715). In those 19 seasons as a head coach, including a nineyear stint at NCAA Division III Rowan (N.J.), Keeler has led his team to the NCAA Tournament an incredible 11 times and has won his first round game each time. Remarkably, his teams have advanced to the national championship eight times. Of his 46 losses at Delaware, 24 (52 percent) have been by just seven or less points. Keeler already ranks No. 3 on the all-time Delaware football coaching win list, trailing only his college coach, Tubby Raymond (300), and David Nelson (84). Raymond, Nelson, and Murray are all members of the College Football Hall of Fame. The Blue Hens, who in 2003 won the sixth national title in school history, the first since winning the 1979 NCAA II championship, and its first ever crown in I-AA, completed the most dominating playoff run in I-AA history. Delaware outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 149-23 and posted the first ever championship game shutout with a 40-0 blanking of previously unbeaten Colgate in the national title game in Chattanooga, Tenn. In addition to the NCAA and Atlantic 10 titles, Delaware was also honored with the Lambert Cup Trophy and the ECAC Team of the Year award as the top team in the East and also was honored as the area Team of the Year by the Philadelphia Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association and the state Team of the Year by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association. In addition, the team was ranked No. 1 in the final The Sports Network and USA Today/ESPN Top 25 polls. Four Delaware players earned All-American honors led by consensus first teamers in quarterback Andy Hall, offensive guard Jason Nerys, and defensive end Shawn Johnson. Recordbreaking running back Germaine Bennett also earned All-American recognition. Hall was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in NCAA I-AA football. Keeler himself finished fifth

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in the balloting for the Eddie Robinson Award as the I-AA Coach of the Year. Delaware combined talent, heart, and character to post one of the finest seasons in college football history. The Blue Hens ranked among the national leaders in scoring offense (9th at 34.7 ppg) and scoring defense (5th at 15.44) and enjoyed an incredible +19 mark in turnover margin, good for sixth best in I-AA. The Hens lost just one game all season, a 24-14 setback at Northeastern Nov. 8, and posted a perfect 10-0 record at home. Among the wins were thrilling comeback victories of 22-21 at New Hampshire, 21-17 at I-A Houston Bowl participant Navy, 24-21 over Maine in overtime, and 51-45 over Massachusetts in triple overtime. The Hens clinched their first Atlantic 10 title since 2000 with a last-minute 20-17 win at rival Villanova. As the No. 2 seed in the I-AA tournament, Delaware swept through the field, defeated Gateway Conference co-champions Southern Illinois (48-7) and Northern Iowa (37-7) in the first two rounds before dispatching No. 2 seed and Southern Conference champion Wofford (24-9) in the semifinals. That win earned the Hens a berth in the I-AA title game where they dominated previously unbeaten Colgate, the Patriot League champion that entered the game having won 21 straight games. The Hens came almost as close during the 2004 season. Delaware posted a 9-4 record, captured its second straight Atlantic 10 Conference title with a 7-1 mark, and advanced to the NCAA I-AA quarterfinals before falling to William & Mary 44-38 in double overtime. Keeler, who was a three-year starting linebacker for the Blue Hens in 1978-80 and led the team to the NCAA Division II national title before becoming one of the nation's most successful coaches on the NCAA Division III level, replaced Harold R. "Tubby" Raymond, who announced his retirement following a College Football Hall of Fame career that saw him serve as head coach for 36 years and become only the ninth coach in college football history to record 300 victories. Keeler led his first Blue Hen team to a record of 6-6 in 2002, including a mark of 4-5 in Atlantic 10 play for a sixth place finish. Despite a .500 record, his rookie season was anything but uneventful. The youthful Blue Hens defeated three top 15 and NCAA I-AA Tournament teams during the year (Georgia Southern, Northeastern, and Maine) and lost its six games by a combined total of just 26 points. The Hens posted a 5-1 record at Delaware Stadium, including a 22-19 win over then No. 5 ranked Georgia Southern in the season opener Aug. 29. Delaware followed with wins of 27-10 over No. 11 ranked Northeastern and 37-13 over No. 5 Maine and ended the season with a 38-34 setback to No. 13 Villanova when the Wildcats drove 75 yards to score the winning touchdown with 15 seconds left. The 2002 season was full of near misses and tough breaks. Due to injuries and inexperience, 43 different players started at least one game.

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, Janice Keeler, K.C. Keeler, Jill Biden (l-r).

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Keeler became just the fourth head coach to the lead the Blue Hens since the 1940's, following the footsteps of College of Football Hall of Fame inductees Murray (1940-50) and Nelson (1951-65) and Raymond (1966-2001). Keeler is just the fourth UD alumnus to lead the football program, joining Ira L. Pierce (1896), Clarence A. Short (1902, 1906), and Joseph J. Rothrock (1927-28). Serving as head coach at Rowan (formerly Glassboro State College) for nine seasons, Keeler developed a dynasty in small college football. Known as an outstanding offensive innovator, he is Rowan's all-time leader in coaching wins with a record of 88-21-1 and his winning percentage of .801 was fourth among active coaches at that level of football. Keeler took his teams to the national semifinals in seven of his nine seasons and to the national championship game (Stagg Bowl) five times. He took his head coaching position after one season as an assistant coach at Amherst (Mass.) College and seven years as an assistant at Rowan, five of them as an offensive coordinator. "I'm absolutely delighted that K.C. Keeler will be the next head football coach at the University of Delaware," said Raymond, who coached Keeler for four seasons, including the 1979 national championship campaign. "He is a natural for the job. He has a proven track record and he is a Delaware man from our football family. I'm anxious to be fan. As a player he was a very aggressive guy, an emotional player, and a good leader. I'm excited about the future of Delaware football." Keeler's teams enjoyed a winning campaign all nine seasons at Rowan and won at least six games each year. Included in the total were seven seasons with 10 or more wins, including a 12-2 mark in 1999. His teams won four New Jersey Athletic Conference titles and were honored with the Lambert Cup Trophy, symbolic of Eastern college football supremacy, six times. His teams were also named ECAC Team of the Year six times and he was named NJAC Coach of the Year three times. Keeler received the Stan Lomax-Irving Marsh Award by the Metropolitan New York Football Writers Association as its Division III Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1993. Also during his tenure, Keeler coached eight NJAC Offensive Player of the Year award winners, three NJAC Defensive Player of the Year award recipients, and two NJAC Rookie of the Year winners. He has also coached 19 All-Americans, including quarterback Tony Racioppi and offensive lineman Rob Rieck in 2001, defensive tackle Tim Watson and linebacker John Gavlick in 1999, and Terrick Grace in 1997. Racioppi was one of three finalists for the Melberger Award, presented to the NCAA III Player of the Year. Watson was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL draft by Seattle in 2000. Keeler found immediate success at Rowan, leading his first team to a record of 11-2 and a berth in the NCAA Division III championship game before falling to Mount Union. Rowan returned to the NCAA III title game four more times, falling each time, in 1995 (losing to Wisconsin-Lacrosse), 1996 (Mt. Union), 1998 (Mt. Union), and 1999 (Pacific Lutheran). Keeler led the

team to an 11-2 record in 2001 before falling to Bridgewater (Va.) 29-24 on the last play of the game in the national semifinals. A native of Emmaus, Pa. (Emmaus HS), Keeler headed to the University of Delaware for his college football and quickly earned a name for himself as an aggressive 6-foot, 210 lb. linebacker who was often in the right place at the right time. He was a three-year starter under Raymond and led the team to a three-year record of 32-7. In 1978 he led the Blue Hens to a 10-4 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II championship game before falling to Eastern Illinois, 10-9. The Hens put it all together in 1979, winning the school's fifth national title with a 13-1 record and a 38-21 win over Youngstown State in the NCAA II championships game in Albuquerque, N.M. The 1980 team posted a record of 9-2 but did not qualify for post-season action. Keeler was a member of two ECAC Team of Year squads and one Lambert Cup winner and was named the Newark Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 1980. He posted six career interceptions, including three in a 1978 NCAA Division II 42-27 quarterfinal playoff win over Jacksonville State. All three interceptions came on consecutive pass attempts by Jacksonville State. He also intercepted a pass and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown vs. Temple in 1980. He was signed to an NFL free agent contract by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1982 and was released twice in the final cuts. He also received tryouts with the Philadelphia Stars and Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League. Keeler and his wife, Janice, have two children, daughter Kate (23) and son Jackson (21). Kate earned her degree from Delaware in 2010 and is currently enrolled in graduate school at Elon College. Jackson is a junior at Delaware and a member of the UD men's lacrosse team as a midfielder and faceoff specialist. He helped lead the Blue Hens to the CAA title and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2011. Keeler is a member of the America Football Coaches Association All-American and Program committees and was active locally with Feed the Homeless Project, Big Brother Day, Campus CleanUp, and Special Olympics at Rowan University. K.C. and Janice recently served as Co-chairs for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware and their annual One Campaign. The campaign exceeded the goal of $750,000 by raising over $762,000. Keeler is also involved with the Jason Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of youth suicide, serving as a JFI/American Football Coaches Association Ambassador, and is also active with the A.I. dupont Nemours Children's Hospital and with Autism Delaware.

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OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

J IM H OFHER CORNELL ‘79 QUARTERBACKS 4TH SEASON im Hofher, a veteran of 31 seasons as a head coach and assistant at both NCAA Division I levels of college football, was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Delaware in February, 2009. He will begin his fourth season with the Blue Hens staff in 2012. Hofher, who served as quarterbacks coach at Bowling Green State University during the 2008 campaign under coach Gregg Brandon, became just the fifth person to serve in the capacity of offensive coordinator for the Blue Hens since the 1950's. Solidifying his reputation as one of the nation's top offensive minds, he led the Blue Hens to big things in just his second season as coordinator for head coach K.C. Keeler in 2010. His work with the offense, and specifically All-American and current NFL quarterback Pat Devlin, helped Delaware post a 12-3 record, share the Colonial Athletic Association title, and advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. The Hens ranked second in the CAA in scoring offense (27.9), total offense (401.8/19th in NCAA), and rushing offense (184.4), and third in passing offense (217.4). Freshman running back Andrew Pierce, who led the CAA in rushing, and junior offensive guard Gino Gradkowski also earned All-American honors on the offensive side of the ball. Devlin, who was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Year, ranked second nationally in passing rating. Two offensive lineman from the 2011 Delaware squad, Gradkowski and Shea Allard, are in National Football League camps in 2012. Gradkowski was a fourth round pick of the Baltimore Ravens while Allard signed a free agent contract with Green Bay. In his first season with the Blue Hen staff in 2009, Hofher was instrumental in vastly improving a unit that had struggled to move the ball during the previous season. The Hens ranked No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in passing offense (243.4 avg. - up from 144.9 in '08), No. 5 in total offense (355.0 - up from 275.8), No. 5 in third down conversions (.418 - up from .371), and No. 6 in scoring offense (21.5 points per game - up from 17.5). Devlin led the CAA in passing (242.2) and total offense (253.7) and ranked No. 3 in passing rating (139.1). Hofher teams with seventh-year Delaware defensive coordinator Nick Rapone to give the Blue Hens one of the most experienced coordinator tandems in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The two have a combined 62seasons of college football coaching experience under their belts with Rapone having served in college coaching for 31 of the last 33 years. Of those 62 combined seasons, 43

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have been at the highest level of college football. "We talked to a lot of people and when Jim walked out of a two-hour interview that turned into a five-hour interview, I turned to Nick Rapone and said 'we have our guy'," said Keeler in making the announcement of Hofher's hiring. "We needed to do something to insure that we were moving in the right direction on offense and I thought we needed to upgrade the staff in terms of experience. He has experience not just in the one-back offense but in putting guys in the right positions to be successful and tweaking an offense to fit the personnel. We were so impressed with Jim's background. He is an outstanding person and leader and has a great offensive mind." Hofher, who helped lead Mid-America Conference contender Bowling Green to a 6-6 mark in 2008, has served as a head coach twice during his career, leading the University at Buffalo for five seasons in 2001-05 and Cornell University for eight seasons in 1990-97. He posted a record of 45-35 while at Cornell, including a mark of 33-23 in Ivy League play. The 33 league victories were the most of any Cornell head coach in program history and his winning percentage of .589 also ranked No. 1. During his tenure as head coach, the Big Red played for two league titles, winning one, and set 170 team or individual records for game, season and career standards at Cornell. In addition, he had two players selected in the NFL Draft and two players sign NFL free agent contracts. Prior to his time at Buffalo, he spent the 2000 season coaching quarterbacks at Syracuse and the 1998 and 1999 season coaching that same position at North Carolina. During the 2007 season he worked as a color analyst for ESPN Regional Television. Hofher has also been an assistant coach at Wake Forest (1983-86), Miami (Ohio) (1981-82), Tennessee (1989) and Syracuse (1987-88). He was the quarterbacks coach at Tennessee in 1989 when the Volunteers won the Cotton Bowl and were SEC tri-champions. He mentored former NFL quarterback Andy Kelly while at Tennessee. Prior to his stint at Tennessee, he served three seasons as running backs coach at Wake Forest from 1983-86 prior to his first appointment at Syracuse. Hofher's first full-time collegiate coaching experience was at Miami where he served as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach from 1981-82. During his collegiate coaching career, Hofher has coached in five bowl games (Cotton, Sugar, Hall of Fame, Las Vegas and Tangerine). A three-year letterwinner at Cornell, Hofher was the starting quarterback and led the team in passing yardage from 1976-78. He played two years under two-time Super Bowl champion head coach George Seifert. A 1979 graduate of Cornell's College of Human Ecology, Hofher graduated with a bachelor's degree in consumer economics and public policy. An All-ECAC player for the Big Red, he also earned academic scholarships through Cornell, Psi Upsilon, and the Sphinxhead Honorary Society. He was selected to the Xavier (Conn.) High School Hall of Honor in 1992 and the Middletown (Conn.) Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Hofher and his wife, Cathy, have three grown children, Tara, Shannon, and Molly. Tara is married to Stephen Puckett and they have a newborn daughter, Lane. Shannon is married to Kyle Rauser. Molly graduated from Delaware in May, 2012.

THE JIM HOFHER FILE How You Say It: ha-fur Born: October 12, 1957 College: Bachelor of Arts, Consumer Economics and Public Policy, Cornell University, 1979 College Coaching Career: 1979-80: Graduate Assistant, Wake Forest University 1981-82: Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers, Miami (Ohio) University 1983-86: Running Backs, Wake Forest University 1987-88: Running Backs, Syracuse University 1989: Quarterbacks, University of Tennessee 1990-97: Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Cornell University 1998-99: Quarterbacks, University of North Carolina 2000: Quarterbacks: Syracuse University 2001-05: Head Coach, University of Buffalo 2008: Quarterbacks, Bowling Green State University 2009-Present: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Cathy; Daughters, Tara, Shannon, Molly Recruiting Areas: Central New Jersey (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, Union counties); New York (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island)

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DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

N ICK R APONE VIRGINIA TECH ‘79 SAFETIES 9TH SEASON ick Rapone, a veteran of 33 seasons as a football coach, including 27 as an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision assistant, begins his seventh season on the University of Delaware staff in 2012 as defensive coordinator and safeties coach. One of the nation's top defensive coaches, he has been a part of two NCAA national championship runner-up squads at Delaware, including last season when he led the Hens to a 12-3 record, a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title, and a berth in the NCAA FCS title game. He helped lead a unit that led the nation in scoring defense (12.1 points per game), ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards allowed per game), and was No. 12 in rushing defense (105.3) in 2010. The defensive back unit included four All-CAA performers, including All-American selections Anthony Walters and Anthony Bratton at safety. The Hens also ranked No. 9 in the nation in passing efficiency defense (102.75) and the team's 21 intereptions were the third highest total in the nation at th FCS level. For his efforts, he was named the 2010 FootballScoop NCAA Division I FCS Coordinator of the Year presented by SpeedTrac. He led the Blue Hens to another outstanding season in 2007 when Delaware went 11-4 and advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. Before coming to Delaware, Rapone, 54, served the previous seven years as defensive backs coach and kickoff coverage coach at Temple University. He took over the added responsibilities as Delaware's defensive coordinator just before the start of the 2006 season. Thanks to a much-improved defense, he led the Blue Hens to another outstanding season in 2007 when Delaware went 11-4 and advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. The Blue Hens also captured the Lambert Cup Trophy and were named the ECAC Team of the Year. The Hens struggled to a 4-8 mark in 2008, but the Delaware defense, led by All-American safety Charles Graves, ranked among the top units in the Colonial Athletic Association. The 2009 defensive unit included three first team All-CAA selections in All-American Graves, Walters, and DE Brandon Gilbeaux. A native of New Castle, Pa., Rapone was an All-State receiver at New Castle High School who attended Virginia Tech and was a four-year letterwinner for the Hokies. He earned his bachelor's degree in education from Virginia Tech in 1979 and his master's degree in education from Pittsburgh in 1981. He began an extensive coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh in 1979 and has also served at East Tennessee State, Temple, and Connecticut. In addition, he was head coach at his alma mater, New Castle High School, for two seasons in 1993-94. He has coached numerous AllAmericans and National Football League players during his tenure. While a graduate assistant at Pitt, he worked with the defensive secondary coach for two seasons before getting his first full-time job as defensive backs coach at NCAA I-AA East Tennessee State in 1981 where he assisted for two seasons. He joined the Temple staff for the first time in 1983 and worked with the Owls for six seasons as secondary coach, including serving as defensive coordinator in 1985-88. He returned to Pitt in 1989 and was a member of the staff for four years as defensive backs coach, doubling as defensive coordinator in 1992. The Panthers advanced to the John Hancock Bowl in 1989 where they defeated Texas A&M 31-28. After two years at the high school level in 1993-94, Rapone returned to the college game in 1995 at then I-AA University of Connecticut. He served as defensive coordinator and secondary coach for four seasons, leading the Huskies to the I-AA playoffs for the first time in school history. That squad was ranked No. 7 in the final The Sports Network Top 25 poll led by a defense that forced 29 turnovers for the season. He joined head coach Bobby Wallace's staff at Temple in 1999 and served as secondary coach for the past seven seasons. The Owls were one of only eight teams in the nation to rank in the top 20 in total defense in both 2001 and 2002. Rapone is single and resides in Newark, Del. His daughter, Johanna, is a student at Temple and daughter, Mary, is is a student at Thiel College.

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THE NICK RAPONE FILE How You Say It: ruh-pone Born: April 25, 1956 College: Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Tech, 1979; Masters of Education, Pittsburgh, 1981 Coaching Career: 1979-80: Graduate Assistant, University of Pittsburgh 1981-82: Defensive Backs, East Tennessee State University 1983-88: Secondary, Temple University; Defensive Coordinator in 1985-88 1989-92: Defensive Backs, University of Pittsburgh; Defensive Coordinator in 1992 1993-94: Head Coach, New Castle (Pa.) High School 1995-98: Defensive Coordinator, Secondary, University of Connecticut 1999-2005: Secondary, Temple University 2006-Present: Defensive Coordinator/Safeties, University of Delaware Family: Single, daughters Johanna and Mary Recruiting Areas: Delaware; Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Lycoming, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, Bradford, Monroe, Tioga, Montour, Columbia, Carbon counties)

A SSISTANT C OACH

G REGG P ERRY DELAWARE ‘77 RUN GAME COORD. / RECRUITIN COORD. / OL 30TH SEASON regg Perry, who led the University of Delaware football team to national success as a player and then as a long-time assistant coach, returned to the Blue Hen staff as tight ends coach in 2008 and begins his third season back at UD in 2012. He enters his 30th season overall as an assistant coach at Delaware and returns to his familiar role as offensive line coach this fall for the first time since serving in that role for 20 seasons in 1981-2001. Perry, who coached running backs the previous two seasons, also has the role of assistant head coach, run game coordinator, and recruiting coordinator. He took over the offensive line and recruiting role after Damian Wroblewski left to take an assistant coach position at Rutgers University following the 2012 season. Perry, 58, served as offensive line coach at Princeton University during the 2006 and 2007 seasons after working in private business for four years. In his first season back at Delaware, Perry was instrumental in the development of tight end Robbie Agnone, who earned third team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2008 and earned a free agent tryout with the Washington Redskins. With the addition of David Boler to the Blue Hen coaching staff in August, 2010, Perry moved over to coach the Delaware running backs in 2011 and found great success. His work with the offense, and specifically 2011 All-American and Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year Andrew Pierce, helped Delaware post a 12-3 record, share the Colonial Athletic Association title, and advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. He also served as special teams coordinator from 2010-11. The Hens ranked second in the CAA in scoring offense (27.9), total offense (401.8/19th in NCAA), and rushing offense (184.4). Pierce led the CAA in rushing with 1,655 yards and 14 touchdowns as a true freshman in 2010 and was third in the CAA in rushing in 2011 with 1,279 yards and 16 touchdowns. A native of Washington, N.J., Perry was a three-year standout as a running back and tight end at Delaware under Hall of Fame head coach Tubby Raymond from 1974-76, helping the Blue Hens win 28 games, two Lambert Cup trophies, and make two appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs. The 1974

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squad went 12-2 and advanced to the national championship game. Perry earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Delaware in 1977 and went on to earn his master's degree in education from UD while working as a graduate assistant. He served as an assistant coach for the Blue Hens for 25 seasons, working as a graduate assistant coach under Raymond in 1977-78, serving as head coach of the freshman team in 1979-80, and moving into a full-time position as offensive line coach in 1981, a duty he held for 21 seasons until the 2001 season when Raymond retired. During his first tenure as offensive line coach, Perry gained a national reputation for his team's success and played a big part in shaping a Blue Hen offense that annually ranked among the nations' elite. During his 21 years on the varsity staff, Delaware teams posted a record of 172-79-1 (.684), advanced to the NCAA Tournament 11 times, won the Lambert Cup trophy as the top team in the East five times, was named the ECAC Team of the Year four times, and captured six league titles. The Hens advanced to the national semifinals four times, including a trip to the NCAA I-AA title game during the 1982 campaign. The Hens led the conference in rushing four straight years in 1991-94 and annually ranked among the national leaders in that category. In addition, Perry coached nine AllAmerican offensive linemen. He left the coaching ranks following the 2001 to enter private business but returned to college athletics in 2006 and coached the offensive line at Princeton University for two seasons under head coach Roger Hughes. The Tigers went 9-1 and captured the Ivy League title in 2006. Perry's late wife, Joyce, who passed away on April 17, 2010 after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer, was a three-sport athlete at Delaware and served as UD's women's basketball head coach for 18 seasons, winning 266 games and three conference titles between 1978-96. She was inducted into the UD Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. Gregg lives in Lincoln University, Pa. with their sons, Rhett and Trey. Rhett earned his degree from Delaware in May, 2012.

THE GREGG PERRY FILE Date: January 26, 1954 College: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, University of Delaware, 1977; Master’s Degree in Education, University of Delaware, 1979 College Coaching Career: 1977-78: Graduate Assistant, University of Delaware 1979-80: Head Freshman Coach, University of Delaware 1981-2001: Offensive Line, University of Delaware 2006-07: Offensive Line: Princeton University 2008-09: Tight Ends, University of Delaware 2010-11: Running Backs, University of Delaware 2012-Present: Assistant Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/ Offensive Line, University of Delaware Family: Late wife, Joyce (passed away April, 17, 2010); Sons, Rhett, Trey. Joyce was a former UD three-sport standout, head women's basketball coach at UD in 197896, and member of UD Athletics Hall of Fame (2004). Recruiting Areas: Eastern Pennsylvania (Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Center, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Mifflin, North Umberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, York, Union counties); Georgia (Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Polk, Paulding, Cobb)

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B RIAN G INN DELAWARE ‘00 PASS GAME COORDINATOR / WIDE RECEIVERS 13TH SEASON our-year Blue Hen standout and 1999 team captain Brian Ginn begins his 13th season with the Delaware staff in 2012 and his fourth as the team's passing game coordinator. Ginn, 34, whose tenure as assistant coach at Delaware is currently second only to offensive line coach Gregg Perry, has served in a variety of roles on the UD staff since his graduation in 2000. He was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the 2008 season when he took over after Kirk Ciarrocca, who had served in that role the previous six seasons before moving to Rutgers. Ciarrocca has returned to the staff in 2012 as running backs coach. Ginn returned to coaching the Blue Hen wide receivers in 2009, a position he held in 2006 and 2007. During his 18 seasons affiliated with the Delaware football program as a player and coach, Ginn has been a part of teams that have posted 15 winning seasons, captured five conference titles, been named Lambert Cup champions six times, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in eight seasons. He played a big part in helping Delaware win the NCAA national title in 2003 and make title game appearances in 2007 and 2010 for head coach K.C. Keeler. In 2010, his work with the receiving corps and All-American quarterback Pat Devlin helped Delaware post a 12-3 record, share the Colonial Athletic Association title, and advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. The Hens ranked second in the CAA in scoring offense (27.9) and total offense (401.8), and third in passing offense (217.4). Five Delaware receivers caught at least 30 passes on the season. After serving as running backs coach for four seasons, he took over responsibilities as receivers coach in 2006 and 2007 and was instrumental in Delaware advancing to the NCAA title game in 2007 with a record of 11-4. The Hens also were named the ECAC Team of the Year and Lambert Cup Trophy champions. In 2007, Delaware led the CAA and ranked No. 11 nationally in passing offense at 289.5 yards per game. Aaron Love earned All-American honors in 2007 when he caught 73 passes for 1,009 yards and became Delaware's all-time leading pass reception leader during the 2008 season. While running backs coach, Ginn was instrumental in the development of running back Germaine Bennett and Antawn Jenkins, the duo that helped lead Delaware to the 2003 NCAA I-AA national title. Bennett set a school single-season record with 1,625 yards and earned first team College Sports Television All-American honors in 2003 while Jenkins surpassed 2,000 yards for his career. UD ranked 20th in NCAA I-AA in rushing offense (207.63) and scored 43 touchdowns on the ground in the single-back offense. In 2005, he coached third team All-American Omar Cuff, who ranked second in the Atlantic 10 and 20th in the NCAA I-AA with 109.5 yards per game. As a team, the Hens ranked third in the Atlantic 10 with 195.0 rushing yards per game. In 2006, Delaware's offense also flourished, ranking in the top five in the conference and among the NCAA I-AA leaders in passing offense (253.0/2nd in Atlantic 10 Conference/9th in NCAA), total offense (356.6/5th/30th), and scoring offense (26.3/4th/30th). During the 2001 season, he coached the Delaware receivers and tight ends, including All-Atlantic 10 spread end Jamin Elliott, a sixth round NFL draft pick of the Chicago Bears. A four-year standout quarterback for the Blue Hens, Ginn earned his degree in consumer economics from Delaware in May, 2000. A native of Yorktown, Va., Ginn was a key member of Blue Hen teams that posted a four-year record of 34-14 and advanced to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. The 1997 squad advanced to the I-AA semifinals. After serving as a backup to All-East quarterback Leo Hamlett in 1996, Ginn took over the starting quarterback spot as a sophomore and led the Blue Hens to the 1997 NCAA I-AA semifinals. He threw for 1,681 yards and 14 touchdowns and ranked 10th nationally in passing rating for the season. He split time with All-American Matt Nagy as a junior in 1998 before suffering a season-ending broken leg in the third game of the season. As a senior captain in 1999, Ginn began the season as No. 2 behind Nagy but took over late in the season when Nagy was injured and threw for 997 yards and six touchdowns. He threw for a career-high 308 yards and three touchdowns in the season-ending loss to Villanova. For his efforts, he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Offensive Player of the Year. For his career, Ginn threw for 2,839 yards and 22 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. He resides in Newark with his wife, Rachele, and their twin daughters, Addison and Riley.

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THE BRIAN GINN FILE How You Say It: hard G Born: April 6, 1977 College: Bachelor of Science, Consumer Economics, University of Delaware, 2000 College Coaching Career: 2000: Graduate Assistant, University of Delaware 2001: Recievers, University of Delaware 2002-05: Running Backs, University of Delaware 2006-07: Receivers, University of Delaware 2008: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, University of Delaware 2009-Present: Passing Game Coordinator/Receivers, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Rachele; twins Addison and Riley Recruiting Areas: Virginia; Eastern Pennsylvania (Montgomers, Delaware, Chester counties)

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K IRK C IARROCCA TEMPLE ‘90 RUNNING BACKS 7TH SEASON irk Ciarrocca, who played a pivotal role in the University of Delaware's 2003 national football championship and in the development of current National Football League standout quarterback Joe Flacco, returns to the Blue Hen coaching staff this fall to lead the running backs. Ciarrocca, who coached quarterbacks at the University of Richmond under interim head coach Wayne Lineburg during the 2011 season, previously served as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the Blue Hens for six seasons in 2002-07 before moving on to Rutgers where he coached for three seasons, including the final two as quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator under head coach Greg Schiano. On the Rutgers staff for three seasons, Ciarrocca was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the final two years after leading the wide receivers in 2008. He guided true freshman QB Tom Savage to Freshman All-America honors in 2009 and the Big East record for most passing yards by a true freshman. In 2008, he coached all-time Rutgers and Big East leading receiver Kenny Britt, who became the Scarlet Knights' first-ever first-round draft pick. While at Delaware, Ciarrocca was instrumental in the development of Flacco, who was drafted in the first round by Baltimore in 2008. In his six seasons, Delaware compiled a 52-26 record under head coach K.C. Keeler, advanced to the NCAA playoffs three times, won two conference championships, and claimed the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA national championship with a record of 15-1. In 2007, the Blue Hens went 11-4 were paced by three consensus All-Americans on offense - Flacco, running back Omar Cuff, and offensive lineman Mike Byrne and led the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring, total offense, and passing offense and advancing to the national championship game before falling to Appalachian State. The Hens also advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2004, defeating Lafayette in the opening round before falling to William & Mary in overtime in the quarterfinals. Ciarrocca began his collegiate coaching career at Temple as a graduate assistant from 1990-91. While at Temple, he earned both a bachelor's degree and masters of education. He then moved on to assistant coaching stints at Western Connecticut State (1992 and 1994-95), Delaware Valley College (1993), and Princeton (1996-99). He served as offensive coordinator at Western Connecticut, passing game coordinator at both Western Connecticut and Delaware Valley, junior varsity head coach at Princeton. Prior to joining the Delaware staff, Ciarrocca spent two seasons as wide receivers coach at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, he helped the Quakers post a record of 7-3 in 2000 and 8-1 in 2001. The Quakers were Ivy League champions in 2000 and league runner-up in 2001.

A native of Lewisberry, Pa., Ciarrocca's first coaching stints came a high school assistant at Red Land High School and Saint Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia before arriving at Temple. Ciarrocca and his wife Kim are the parents of daughter Colby and son Cade. Colby is one of the top high school soccer players in the state of New Jersey at Montgomery High School. Kim served as head coach of the University of Delaware women's lacrosse program for six seasons in 2005-10 and led the squad to three Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinal appearances before retiring following the 2010 campaign. She currently serves as athletics director at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, N.J.

THE KIRK CIARROCCA FILE How You Say It: "shuh-rock-uh" College: Bachelor of Science Degree, Temple University, 1989; Master Degree, Temple University, 1991 College Coaching Career: 1990-91: Graduate Assistant, Temple University 2000-01: Wide Receiver, University of Pennsylvania 2002-07: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, University of Delaware 2008-10: Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Rutgers University 2011: Quarterbacks, University of Richmond 2012-Present: Running Backs, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Kim; Daughter, Colby; Son, Cade Recruiting Areas: Eastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Philadelphia, Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill counties)

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B RAD S HERROD DUKE ‘94 LINEBACKERS 3RD SEASON rad Sherrod, who has spent the last 17 seasons in the college coaching ranks, including over a decade at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level, was named linebackers coach for the University of Delaware football team in February, 2010. He begins his third season on head coach K.C. Keeler's staff in 2012. In his first year at the helm in 2010, he led the Hens to a 12-3 record, a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title, and a berth in the NCAA FCS title game. He helped lead a unit that led the nation in scoring defense (12.1 points per game) and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards allowed per game) in 2010. Blue Hen linebackers Matt Marcorelle and Paul Worrilow each earned All-CAA honors. Sherrod spent 11 seasons on the staff of his alma mater Duke University before serving the 2009 season at Western Carolina. "We are excited to have Brad join our staff,", said Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler in making the announcement. "He is a coaching veteran who has seen his share of games and worked with some outstanding players over the years. We welcome his knowledge and experience and look forward to him guiding our linebacker unit." A 1994 graduate of Duke where he was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference linebacker and team captain, Sherrod (pronounced "shuh-rod") served as linebackers coach and associate head coach at NCAA Division I FCS and Southern Conference member Western Carolina for head coach Dennis Wagner in 2009 and was running backs coach in 2008. He also served as the staff's academic liaison. Prior to moving to Western Carolina, Sherrod coached for 11 years at Duke, leading the linebackers for nine years and and coaching tight ends and running backs the final two seasons. In 2005, linebacker Michael Tauiliili was a co-recipient of Duke's Outstanding Defensive Player Award

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after leading the Blue Devils in total tackles with 92 and 69, respectively. Tauiliili was named first team Freshman All-America and the ACC's Defensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News after leading all rookie linebackers nationally in tackles and tackles for loss (10). Also under Sherrod's tutelage was Ryan Fowler, a two-time Duke captain who made 41 career starts at Duke and earned second team All-ACC honors in 2003 while racking up 495 career tackles. All told, Sherrod coached three Duke players currently on the school's career leading tackle charts. Sherrod began his coaching career in 1995 at the University of Massachusetts as a defensive tackle coach before heading to East Tennessee State where he led the Bucs to a No. 8 national ranking, a 10-3 record, and a berth in the NCAA I-AA second round in 1996. He also served two internships in the National Football League, spending the summer of 1998 with the Dallas Cowboys and the 2000 pre-season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneeers. He also is a 2007 graduate of the NCAA Expert Coaches Academy. Serving as team captain, Sherrod earned second team All-ACC honors as a senior in 1993 when he led the Blue Devils and ranked fifth in the conference in tackles with 113 total stops. The native of Monroe, N.C., tallied 279 stops, including 26 tackles for loss in his Duke career from 1989-93. His playing career began as a member of Duke's 1989 ACC championship team. He played in three games that season before red-shirting. For his career, Sherrod played in 47 games with 29 starts. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from Duke in 1993. As a high school player, Sherrod was a two-time All-State and honorable mention All-America pick at Monroe High School. Sherrod and his wife, Monique, have a son, Elijah (7), and a daughter, Angelena (5).

THE BRAD SHERROD FILE How You Say It: Shuh-Rod Born: November 19, 1969 College: Bachelor of Arts, History, Duke University, 1994 College Coaching Career: 1995: Graduate Assistant, Massachusetts 1996: Linebackers, East Tennessee 1997-2007: Linebackers (1997-2005, Tight Ends (2006), Running Backs (2007), Duke 2008-2009: Running Backs (2008), Linebackers (2009), Western Carolina 2010-Present: Linebackers, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Monique; Son, Elijah; Daughter, Angelena. Recruiting Areas: New York (Bronx, Long Island, Queens, West Chester, Rockland counties); New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex counties); Georgia (DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Hall, Clark, Oconee, Jackson, Walton counties)

to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. He has coached several All-American defensive linemen during his tenure at Delaware and two of his former players - Ronald Talley and Matt Hardison - are currently in National Football League camps. Petitte attended Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and earned his degree in health and physical education in 1971. While at Glassboro, he was a four-year starter at offensive guard, served as team captain as a senior, and was twice named to the All-New Jersey Athletic Conference. Before joining the college coaching ranks, Petitte enjoyed a successful 24-year high school football coaching tenure in South Jersey, including 14 years as a head coach. He served as head coach at Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, N.J. for six years and at Triton High School in Runnemeade, N.J. for eight years. He served as a physical education instructor at Triton High School from 1986 until this past fall. He joined the college coaching ranks at NCAA Division III power Rowan University in 1995 and served nine seasons until 2003 as defensive line coach, the first seven years under current Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler. During his tenure, he helped lead Rowan to seven NCAA Division III playoffs appearances, including four national championship game appearances in 1995, 1996, 1998, and 1999. Rowan won 10 more more games seven times in his nine-year career. In 1999, Rowan had the No. 1 ranked rushing defense in the nation. Following his career at Rowan, he moved to the NCAA I-AA level and served as associate head coach, defensive coordinator, and defensive line coach at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Under head coach Phil Longo, the Explorers posted records of 3-7 in 2004 and 4-7 in 2005. While at LaSalle, he assisted with the team's community service activities and recruited the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Arizona areas. Petitte currently resides in Mickleton, N.J. with his wife, Pat. They have three daughters, Patti, Ami, and Cortnie, and five grandchildren, Abigail, Mariana, Carlie, Siophan, and Joseph.

THE PHIL PETITTE FILE How You Say It: Petit Born: August 26, 1949 College: Bachelor of Science, Health & Physical Education, Glassboro State College (Rowan University), 1971 College Coaching Career: 1995-2003: Defensive Line, Rowan University 2004-05: Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line, La Salle University 2006-Present: Defensive Line, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Pat; Daughters Patti, Ami, Cortnie; Five grandchildren Recruiting Areas: New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Ocean counties); Northeast Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando areas)

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GLASSBORO STATE ‘71 DEFENSIVE LINE 7TH SEASON hil Petitte, 62, a former assistant coach at Rowan University and LaSalle College, begins his seventh season with the University of Delaware football staff as defensive line coach for the 2012 season. He has been a part of two NCAA national championship runner-up squads at Delaware, including the 2010 season when he led the Hens to a 12-3 record, a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title, and a berth in the NCAA FCS title game. He helped lead a unit that led the nation in scoring defense (12.1 points per game), ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards allowed per game), and was No. 12 in rushing defense (105.3) in 2010. He led the Blue Hens to another outstanding season in 2007 when Delaware went 11-4 and advanced

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LAFAYETTE ‘09 TIGHT ENDS & TACKLES 3RD SEASON ndy Marino, a former standout player at Lycoming College, was promoted from graduate assistant to full-time tight end and offensive tackles coach in July, 2012. He replaces David Boler, who left the staff after two seaons this past spring to take an assistant coaching position at the University of Rhode Island. He begins his third year on the staff after joining the Blue Hens in August, 2010. While a graduate assistant, he worked with the Blue Hen offensive unit and played a vital role in helping the Blue Hens advance to the NCAA national championship game in 2010.

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Marino assisted the staff on gameday and with practice preparation, film breakdown, and camps. Marino earned his degree in history and received a secondary social studies education certificate at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. in May, 2009. At Delaware, he earned his master's degree in High Education Administration in May, 2012. While at Lycoming, Marino was a Dean's List student and excelled for the football team as an offensive lineman, starting for three seasons and serving as team co-captain as both a junior and senior. He led the squad to the 2008 Middle Atlantic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament and earned the team's Lee Calistri Award for leadership, determination, dedication, and personal sacrifice for the benefit of the team. He began his coaching career at Whitehall (Pa.) High School in 2009 and helped lead the team to a 7-5 overall record and an Eastern Conference championship. He directed scout teams for the offense, coordinated film breakdown, and organized practice drills with the offensive line in practice. Marino is single and resides in the Newark area.

He also spent extensive time in professional football, landing in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003, and competed in the Arena Football League with the New Jersey Red Dogs and Carolina Cobras and AFL2 with the Norfolk Nighthawks and Albany Firebirds. “As a young coach, Delaware is one of those programs that if you can get in, you jump at the opportunity,” said Baker. “I am in a privileged position to learn from the leadership and tutelage of Coach Keeler and Coach Rapone and I'm looking forward to adding their experiences to my knowledge as a coach. The University of Delaware is a great place to work and I am very excited to be here.” Baker and his wife, Theresa, have a son, Khari, and daughters Kaila and Khloe.

THE HENRY BAKER FILE Born: August 11, 1976 College: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology; University of Maryland, 2003 College Coaching Career: 2008-09: Inside Linebackers, Defensive Backs, Linebackers, Special Teams, University of Maryland 2011-Present: Cornerbacks/Special Teams, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Theresa; Children, Khari, Kaila, Khloe Recruiting Areas: Maryland (Prince George's, Anne Arundel, St. Mary's, Charles, Howard, Montgomery counties); Florida (West Coast - Hernando south to Monroe and St. Lucie); Washington, D.C.; Georgia (Fulton, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Spalding, Clayton, Henry counties)

THE ANDY MARINO FILE Born: February 12, 1987 College: Bachelor of Arts, History, Lycoming College, 2009; Master's Degree in High Education Administration, University of Delaware, 2012 College Coaching Career: 2010-11: Graduate Assistant, University of Delaware 2012-Present: Tight Ends/Tackles, University of Delaware Family: Single Recruiting Areas: Maryland (Baltimore City; Baltimore, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Caroline, Harford, Kent counties); New England

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enry Baker, a standout player at the University of Maryland who most recently served as an assistant coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University, was named cornerbacks coach at the University of Delaware in July, 2011. He added duties as special teams coordinator following the 2011 season. He arrived at Delaware after serving as defensive backs coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) in 2010 under Denny Douds, who had recently completed his 37th season as head coach at ESU in 2010. The Warriors posted a mark of 3-8 in 2010 but allowed just 194.0 yards passing per game while registering a 130.5 defensive passing rating. Prior to his one-year stint at ESU, Baker served two seasons under head coach Ralph Friedgen at Maryland, which included the 2009 Rowdy Humanitarian Bowl championship team which finished with an 8-5 record. He was the interim inside linebackers coach for the Terrapins' bowl game and worked with the secondary, linebackers and special teams during his time in College Park. A four-year letterwinner and two-year starter at defensive back at Maryland from 1994-97, Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2003 and is pursuing a master’s degree in minority and urban education. Baker previously served as Maryland's recruiting intern in 2001 and has high school coaching experience at Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J. (2003, 2005-06) and South Miami (Fla.) High School in 2007 before returning to his alma mater. His time at Eastside included an appearance in the New Jersey Group IV Section 1 state championship game.

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rank Law, 61, begins his 11th season with the Blue Hen staff in 2012 as a defensive line assistant coach. The only assistant coach to serve under head coach K.C. Keeler throughout his tenure at Delaware, Law has played a key role in leading the Blue Hens to three national title games over the last 10 seasons. Law was reunited Keeler during the 2002 season. He spent the previous 30 seasons as an assistant coach at Rowan University, including the last 10 under Keeler. Law works closely with UD defensive line coach Phil Petitte, also a former Rowan assistant. Law played in big part in helping Delaware capture the 2003 NCAA I-AA national title as the Blue Hens posted 41 sacks led by All-American defensive end Shawn Johnson. Delaware captured its second straight Atlantic 10 Conference title and advanced to the NCAA I-AA quarterfinals in 2004 behind the play of All-American defensive linemen Chris Mooney and Tom Parks. The Blue Hens enjoyed another outstanding season in 2007 when the Blue Hens went 11-4 and advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. In 2010, he led the Hens to a 12-3 record, a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title, and a berth in the NCAA FCS title game. He helped lead a unit that led the nation in scoring defense (12.1 points per game) and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards allowed per game) in 2010. He has coached several All-American defensive linemen during his tenure at Delaware and two of his former players - Ronald Talley and Matt Hardison - are currently in National Football League camps. In his 10 seasons with Keeler, the Blue Hens have posted a combined record of 81-46, advanced to the NCAA playoffs four times, and captured league titles in 2003, 2004, and 2010. He coached the offensive line from 1993 until 2001 at Rowan where he led Profs to five national runner-up finishes and nine NCAA tournament appearances. He also coached defensive backs, tight ends,

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and running backs during his tenure at Rowan. A native of Collingswood, N.J. who earned degree in education from Rowan (then Glassboro State) in 1972, Law was a two-year starter for Rowan and was team captain in 1971. He was inducted into the Rowan Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002. Law also runs a construction company in South Jersey. He and wife, Michele, have two adult sons, Frank and William. William played college soccer at Loyola College in Baltimore.

While at Sussex Central, Hilovsky played quarterback and led the team to an undefeated season in 2006. He was a two-time All-Henlopen Conference performer and earned All-State honors as a senior when he was a starter and served as team captain in the Delaware Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game played at Delaware Stadium. Hilovsky is single and resides in Newark, Del.

THE FRANK LAW FILE Born: August 17, 1950 College: Bachelor of Arts, Education, Glassboro State College (Rowan University), 1972 College Coaching Career: 1972: Defensive Backs, Glassboro State 1973-84: Offensive Line, Glassboro State 1984-87: Offensive Backfield, Rowan University 1988-92: Tight Ends, Rowan University 1993-2001: Offensive Line, Rowan University 2002-Present: Defensive Line Assistant, University of Delaware Family: Wife, Michelle; two sons, Frank and William Recruiting Areas: New Jersey (Cape May, Cumberland, Salem counties), North Carolina, South Carolina

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F RITZ S TUEBER DELAWARE ‘12 1ST SEASON rederick "Fritz" Stueber, a former member of the University of Delaware football squad, begins his second season on the University of Delaware football coaching staff and his first in the new position of offensive quality control coach. Stueber (pronounced "stoober"), who served as a student offensive intern for the Blue Hens in 2011, will once again work on the offensive side of the ball under coordinator Jim Hofher and passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach Brian Ginn while overseeing film breakdown and other duties. He will also work closely with defensive quality control coach Brad Hilovsky. Among his duties for the team in 2011 were signaling in plays from the sideline and also working with special teams units. He also served as a coach for several University of Delaware football camps held on campus this past summer. A native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Stueber joined the Delaware program as a walk-on running back and wide receiver prior to the 2008 season and was a three-year member of the squad. He battled injuries and left the team following the 2010 season. He was a member of the 2010 team that shared the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA FCS championship game. Stueber, who is single and resides in Newark, earned his degree in organization and community leadership with a minor in coaching from the University of Delaware in 2012.

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erald J. "Jerry" Oravitz has served in the University of Delaware athletics program since 1997, including the past seven years as Director of Football Operations for the nationally-ranked Blue Hen program. In addition to his duties as Director of Football Operations, Oravitz also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in UD's Sports Management program (since 2002). During his 15 years at UD, Oravitz has advanced from a graduate intern to Athletics Operations Associate, and to his current position of Director of Football Operations. Oravitz also served as Special Assistant to the Athletics Director from 2007-2009 under former Athletic Director Edgar Johnson. He was named Director of Football Operations in January, 2005 by University of Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler. Oravitz, a 1984 graduate of Salisbury (Md.) University, is responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative operations of the football program which includes budget management, fundraising, coordinating alumni events, providing support to student-athletes with university matters, and coordinating on-campus recruiting events. Oravitz is also responsible for assisting current Athletic Director Bernard Muir with football scheduling, as well as serving as the secondary sport administrator to Muir for football. Oravitz also handles team travel, and assists Keeler with fundraising and other football-related special projects. Oravitz earned his degree in physical education, recreation and leisure services from Salisbury in 1984, and received his master's degree in human services administration from Springfield (Mass.) College in 1998. He also completed NACDA's Sports Management Executive Program sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas in January, 2004. He served a graduate internship with the University of Delaware athletics department during the Spring of 1997. Oravitz was then named by UD as Athletics Operations Associate in 1997 where he served 23 sport programs and head coaches handling practice needs, game day needs, team travel, facilities operations, and football operations. While at UD, Oravitz has served as Tournament Director for the America East Baseball, Indoor Track & Field, Men's Lacrosse, and Women's Lacrosse championships hosted by the University of Delaware. He also served as the Tournament Director for the 2003 NCAA Division I-AA post-season committee as well as other post-season championship events. Additionally, Oravitz has served as a Board Member for the American Football Coaches Association Director of Football Operations committee. Oravitz was recently named to the Advisory Board of the National Association of Tournament Directors. A former first team All-State baseball and All-Catholic League basketball player at St. Elizabeth's High School in Wilmington, Del., Oravitz was also a four-year starter in baseball at Virginia Wesleyan College and Salisbury University. He served as co-captain at Virginia Wesleyan in 1983. Prior to joining UD, Oravitz was named the first director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark from 1993-97. He also served as director of the Hicks Anderson Community Center for the City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation Department from 2000-2003. Oravitz remains active in the community serving as a board of director for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark. In 2006, Oravitz assisted Keeler with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Annual Fund which exceeded the goal of $750,000 by raising over $762,000. Oravitz and his wife Teresa, a graduate of Elizabethtown College (Pa.), reside in Bear, Del.

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avid Baylor, who spent 23 years with the Delaware State Police, will begin his seventh season with the University of Delaware football program as a personal development coach during the 2012 season. Baylor, a native of Wilmington, works closely with the Blue Hen football team, especially with freshmen and new student-athletes, in the areas of community service, personal development, leadership, and social responsibility. The position was developed by Blue Hen football head coach K.C. Keeler. A graduate of nearby St. Mark's High School, Baylor enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Naval Command investigator and as a Narcotics Detection K-9 handler before joining the Delaware State Police in 1982. While with the state police, Baylor rose from the rank of recruit Trooper to major and served in several capacities throughout his career, including Executive Protection detail with governors Mike Castle and Tom Carper, director of public information, assistant personnel director, troop commander of Troop 9 in Odessa, and as a field operations officer in New Castle County. Baylor was born and raised in Wilmington, Del.. After graduating from St. Mark's High school, he entered the U.S. Navy. During his military service, he was a Naval Command Investigator and Narcotics Detection K-9 handler. On March 1, 1982, Baylor was appointed to the Delaware State Police. During his career, Baylor rose from the rank of Recruit Trooper to Major. Baylor retired after 23 years of service with the state police and now serves as director of consumer affairs at N-K-S Distributors. In his current role, he works with educational institutions at all levels in the area of alcohol awareness and education and the prevention of underage drinking. He earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Wilmington College in 1997 and his master's degree from the University of Phoenix in 2002. He is also a 1997 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Quantico, Va. In addition to his career in law enforcement, Baylor has also served as an adjunct faculty member on the staffs of Delaware Technical and Community College and Wilmington College. He also has served as a member on the following Boards of Directors: The Catholic Youth Organization, St. Mark's High School, Bear YMCA, the Delaware Mentor Program, and the Delaware Crime Stoppers Board.

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A UGIE M AURELLI ugie Maurelli begins his second year as University of Delaware Assistant Director of Athletics for Strength and Conditioning in 2011-12. Maurelli arrived at UD from Georgetown University, where he served for seven seasons in the areas of strength, conditioning, performance, and student-athlete leadership, most recently as Assistant Athletics Director for Performance & Leadership.

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At Delaware, Maurelli is responsible for supervising the strength and conditioning efforts for Delaware's 22 sports programs and over 600 student-athletes and designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Blue Hen men's and women's athletic teams. Maurelli earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a bio-mechanical focus from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and later earned a master's degree in business administration from Georgetown University in 2002. He joined the Georgetown athletics department staff in January, 2001 as the strength and conditioning coach for the football program. After leaving for two years, he returned in 2004 and was named Director of Strength and Conditioning for all Hoya student-athletes. In August of 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Performance and Leadership, where he coordinated Georgetown's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Leadership Academy. He also aided in student welfare initiatives in addition to all performance-related programming. At Georgetown, Maurelli created a department that was originally one full-time coach to a five person staff that oversaw the development of over 700 varsity athletes throughout 29 sports, with a personal emphasis on men's basketball and football. He played an integral role in the Hoya men's basketball program advancing to the NCAA Tournament four times in the last five seasons, including a berth in the Final Four in 2008 and the Sweet 16 in 2006. He also was named the 2009 Georgetown University Outstanding Coach of the Year. Among the professional athletes he has worked with include former Washington Redskins player Alex Buzbee and current NBA players Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers, Jeff Green of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and DaJuan Summers and Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons. Maurelli played four years of varsity football at Johns Hopkins and later served as an assistant strength coach for three years under former Olympian and Olympic Coach Bill Starr. A current University record-holder, Maurelli trained as an Olympic lifter and National Qualifier from 1994-2000 under coach Starr and continues to promote the sport. From 2000-02, Maurelli oversaw the training of the Georgetown football program while completing his graduate studies. In addition to his service at Georgetown, Maurelli has worked at Columbia University and University of Maryland and credits the mentorship of strength & conditioning directors Craig Fitzgerald (University of South Carolina), Eric Ciano (Buffalo Bills) and Dwight Galt (University of Maryland) for much of his departmental approach, administration, and overall program implementation. Maurelli is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). He is also a registered USWF lifter and Club Coach, has been featured in Ironman magazine, and has contributed to the re-publication of The Strongest Shall Survive and Defying Gravity.

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B RIAN H ESS rian Hess, who previously served as a strength & conditioning coach at Georgetown and Harvard, begins his second full season on the University of Delaware athletics staff and his first as head strength and conditioning coach in 2012-13. Hess, who joined the UD staff in the spring of 2011, was reunited with Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Performance Augie Maurelli, who he worked under while at Georgetown. At Delaware, Hess is responsible for the strength and conditioning efforts for Delaware's 21 sports programs and nearly 600 student-athletes, designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Blue Hen men's and women's athletic teams. His primary role will be working with the UD football squad. A native of Kingston, Mass., Hess earned his degree in applied exercise science from Springfield (Mass.) College in 2008. After beginning his college career at Trinity College, he moved on to Springfield and was a two-year starter at linebacker for the football team, registering 47 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three sacks, and two

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forced fumbles as a senior in 2007 when he served as captain. As a junior in 2006, he recorded 42 tackles and two sacks and led the team to a record of 10-2 and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament where the team advanced to the second round. He began his coaching career at the University of Iowa under head strength & conditioning coach Chris Doyle where he served as an intern in 2008. Hess then moved on to Georgetown where he worked one season in 2008-09 with Maurelli, serving as an intern and working with the football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, crew, and women's lacrosse programs. He also designed and lead strength and conditioning programs for the field hockey and sailing teams. He earned his first full-time position at Harvard where he served as an assistant director of strength & conditioning the last two seasons in 2009-11 before arriving at Delaware. While at Harvard, he served as the second assistant for football and directed efforts for the track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming, Nordic skiing, men’s and women’s water polo, fencing, and women’s tennis teams. Hess, who resides in Bear, Del., is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

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DR. ANDREW REISMAN r. Andrew Reisman begins his seventh year with the University of Delaware athletics staff as a sports medicine physician for the 2012-13 athletics season. In August, 2008, Reisman took over added responsibilities and was named Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine. He is one of the few physicians at the college level to hold this title. He oversees all functions of the UD sports medicine department. "This is an exciting new challenge," said Reisman. "Concentrating the Sports Medicine Services into a defined section has allowed us to improve communication between our disciplines and improve the services that we provide to our student athletes." He continues to be responsible for the medical care and treatment of all Blue Hens student-athletes, including traveling with the nationally-ranked UD football team. A native of Monsey, N.Y., Reisman earned his degree in chemistry from Haverford College in 1988 and earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester in 1992. Reisman served an internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medial Center in Lebanon, N.H. and at the University of Rochester. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship through the Christiana Care Health System. Reisman, who was named the Top Sports Medicine Physician in Delaware by Delaware Today magazine in 2003, worked six years as a physician at Casscells Orthopedics in Wilmington. Reisman resides in North Wilmington with his wife, Darcy, their daughter, Ava, and son, Seth. Darcy is currently an assistant professor in the physical therapy department at the University of Delaware.

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Smith returned to Penn State in 1995 and served six seasons as assistant trainer, working with the Nittany Lions nationally-ranked women's volleyball, men's basketball, and baseball squads. A native of Philadelphia, Smith and his wife, Beth, have two children, Meghan and Sean. Beth is an associate professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware. Smith's daughter, Meghan, is a senior at Villanova University and competes for the Wildcat cross country and track & field teams as a distance runner.

D R . G EOFFREY G USTAVSEN r. Geoffrey Gustavsen begins his sixth year with the University of Delaware athletics staff as a Team Physician with the UD Sports Medicine Clinic in 2012-13. He previously worked for three years at the University of Delaware Student Health Center. He and UD Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine Dr. Andrew Reisman are responsible for the medical care and treatment of all University of Delaware student-athletes. Originally from Boise, Idaho, Dr. Gustavsen earned his degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree from the University of Washington in 1989. Gustavsen did his residency in family medicine at Phoenix Baptist Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., and he remained there to teach and practice for several years afterwards. While in Phoenix, he also became board certified in Medical Acupuncture and used acupuncture in his practice extensively. He moved East in 2001 where he completed a sports medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa. At Jefferson, Dr. Gustavsen started clinical research which he has continued with colleagues at the University of Delaware in the Department of Exercise and Movement Science. Their work, done in Delaware's Human Performance Lab, looks at the effects of electro-acupuncture on unstable ankles.

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J OHN S MITH ohn Smith begins his 12th year with the University of Delaware athletic training staff and his fifth as the Blue Hens' head athletic trainer for the 2012-13 season. Smith, who was promoted to the title of Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Training in 2011, works extensively with the UD football program as its head trainer and has day-to-day responsibilities at practices and all games. Smith, who served as an assistant since joining the UD staff in 2001-02, took over the head athletic trainer in 2008 for long-time trainer Keith Handling, who was appointed as a full-time professor in the UD College of Health Sciences. Smith became just the fourth person to serve as head athletic trainer at Delaware, joining Gus Seaburg (1940-46), Dr. C. Rylander (1946-88), and Handling (1988-2008). Handling served as an assistant head athletic trainer for 36 years. Smith earned his bachelor's degree in human development in 1988 from Penn State University and his master's degree in physical education from West Virginia University in 1989. A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Eastern Athletic Trainers Association, and Delaware Athletic Trainers Association, Smith worked for three years as a student athletic trainer at Penn State. He began his career as a graduate assistant trainer at West Virginia University in 1988-89. He served as an athletic trainer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. from 1989 until 1995, working the Commodore football, basketball, and golf programs. In addition, he served as coordinator of the Vanderbilt University Sports Medicine Student Athletic Training Program.

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D AN WATSON an Watson begins his ninth season with his athletic training staff and his second as Associate Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Delaware in 2012-13. Watson, who works with all Blue Hen athletes, has primary duties with the nationally-ranked Blue Hen football team, assisting Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer John Smith. Watson earned his degree in athletic training with honors from the University of Delaware in 1995 after serving for three years as a athletic training student and working with the UD football, men's lacrosse, women's soccer, and baseball programs. He moved on to the University of Virginia where he earned his master's degree in education, athletic training, and sports medicine in 1996. Watson began his career at Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College as a graduate assistant in 1995-96 before moving on to Yale University in New Haven, Conn. where he served as assistant athletic trainer, working with the football, ice hockey, and track and field programs from 1996-99. While at Yale, he was active as medical coordinator with the National Youth Sports Program while providing free physicals to underprivileged children and also assisted at the Yale Physical Therapy Clinic where he designed and administered rehabilitation programs for the faculty, staff, and students. Watson moved on to Rutgers University in 1999 and served with the Scarlet Knights athletics program for five years before returning to Delaware. While at Rutgers, he worked with the men's soccer, wrestling, baseball, and track and field programs and also had teaching duties within the athletic training field. As an undergraduate at Delaware, he earned the C. Roy Rylander Award as the Outstanding Senior Student Athletic Trainer. He has presented a variety of topics at numerous conferences, including at the NATA Annual Symposium. He previously served as Clinical Coordinator of the UD ATEP and is President Elect of the DATA. Watson and his wife, Minda, reside in Newark. They welcomed their first child, Jude, to their family in the summer of 2011.

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At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a defensive tackle • projected to battle with freshman Josh Plummer for backup spot at defensive end behind Maryland transfer Zach Kerr. 2011 Season: Saw first action of career and earned letter as a backup defensive tackle • played in five games but did not register a statistic • saw first career action in season opener vs. Navy and also played vs. Delaware State, William & Mary, Towson and Richmond • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3, captured a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Division I FCS title game. High School: Competed in football, golf, and lacrosse at Gloucester Catholic High School • two-way lineman in football who helped lead squad to two state championship game appearances • four-year letterwinner who earned allconference honors as a senior • played one season of golf and helped lead team to the state title • twoyear defender for lacrosse team, leading squad to the state playoffs as a senior • earned all-conference honors. Personal: Alessio David Azzari ("uh-lessio uh-zahri") • born May 25, 1992 in Newark, Del. • son of Art and Beth Azzari • civil engineering major at Delaware with a minor in business • works in family concrete business during the summer • has an older sister • father attended Villanova • uncle, Alex Azzari, played football at Temple and uncle, Albert Azzari, played football at Widener • uncle, Dominic Botto, played defensive end for Delaware in 1991-93 and led team to three NCAA Tournament appearances. AZZARI’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2011 5/0 0 (0) Totals 5/0 0 (0)

TFL 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0

Int. 0 0

At Delaware: One of the nation's top returning all-around kickers • will handle Delaware kickoff and placekicking duties once again and will battle returning punter Rauley Zaragoza for starting spot • third season handling kickoff duties • College Football Performance Awards All-American candidate • earned first team pre-season All-Colonial Athletic Association honors by both the league coaches and the College Sporting News • ranked No. 3 kicker in the country and a third team pre-season All-American by CSN • pre-season third team All-American by Beyond Sports Network • outstanding kicker with powerful leg • athletic player who is not afraid to make the tackle, making 10 during his two-year career • looking to extend streak of 29 straight successful extra point attempts • has converted five career field goals over 40 yards, including a career-long of 47 • enters 2012 season having converted 29 straight extra points and

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five straight field goals. 2011 Season: Stepped into starting placekicking role and was outstanding, earning first team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • also handled kickoff duties for the second straight year • converted all 29 extra point attempts and 15 of 20 field goal attempts to ranks second on team with 74 points • only kicker in the CAA to convert every extra point attempt • led CAA in field goals made • ranked No. 12 in the nation in field goals made with 15 • led all CAA kickers with four tackles • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for season finale vs. Villanova • connected for two or more field goals in a game three times and tied a school record with four field goals each against Old Dominion and Villanova • converted four field goals vs. Villanova, including two in the final nine minutes to clinch season-ending 26-16 win • 14 points vs. Villanova was one shy of UD record • also scored 13 points by kicking vs. Old Dominion • 15 field goals was fourth highest season total in UD history • had six field goals of 40 or more yards, including a career-long 47-yarder vs. Delaware State • only kicker in UD history with six field goals of 40 or more yards in a season • only Jon Striefsky (seven in 2006-09) has kicked more 40-yard+ fields goals in a career (7) than Baner • averaged 60.8 yards per kickoff and had two touchbacks • had two field goals blocked • also punted once during the season, getting off a 38yarder from the end zone vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Key member of Delaware special team unit that ranked sixth in the league in kickoff coverage • averaged 61.4 yards on 87 kickoffs • had nine go for touchbacks on the season, including a season-best three vs. Towson on Homecoming • had six total tackles on the year, including a solo stop on his first collegiate play in the season opener vs. West Chester • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Richmond • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS title game under Keeler. High School: Enjoyed an outstanding career at William Tennent High School where he was 20 of 24 on extra points and 2 of 4 on field goals over his final two seasons • had a 47-yard field goal and 15 touchbacks on kickoffs as a senior • averaged 41.3 yards per punt as a senior with a long kick of 67 yards • had 10 punts land inside 20yard line as a senior • earned honorable mention All-State honors as a kicker and punter as a senior in 2009 • first team All-Suburban One selection at both positions as a senior • second team All-Suburban One and second team Bucks County Golden Team punter in 2008 as a junior • has earned Most Valuable Player honors at several kicking camps over the last two years. Personal: Sean Allen Baner (“bay-nur”) • business major at Delaware • born June 15, 1991 • son of Hal and Colleen Baner • big country music fan • has taken part in three Habitat for Humanity projects in Appalachia.

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BANER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S PAT Made-Att. 2010 15/0 0-0 2011 11/0 29-29 Totals 26/0 29-29 (1.000)

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Long FG KO Avg. (TB) 61.4 (9) 47 60.8 (2) 47 61.1 (11)

Career-High Points: 14 vs. Villanova, 2011 Career-High Field Goals: 4 vs. Old Dominion; Villanova, 2011 Long Field Goal: 47 vs. Rhode Island, 2011

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad and a two-year letterwinner at defensive end after transfer from Hofstra (dropped program) • athletic player who has the potential to be a dynamic passrusher and menace opposing quarterbacks • will be a key member of the defensive front and will battle fellow senior Ethan Clark for starting spot • one of the team's most personable players • has appeared in 26 career games with two starts and contributed 30 tackles (nine solo), 6.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks • has good quickness with good hand placement and great speed for his size • fearless athlete who will find a way to make the tackle • enjoyed a dominating effort in the 2012 spring game, registering seven solo tackles and four sacks, forcing a fumble, and recovering a fumble. 2011 Season: Played key role once again on UD defensive front as a backup at defensive end • saw action in 11 games and started vs. Navy and William & Mary • ranked third among UD down linemen with 21 tackles (13 solo) • also had five tackles

for losses of 14 yards • ranked No. 2 on team in sacks with three for 11 yards • also broke up three passes and forced a fumble • registered a career-high four tackles each in mid-season back-to-back games vs. Old Dominion and Maine • had solo sacks vs. Old Dominion and Richmond and assisted on sacks vs. Delaware State and William & Mary • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Played in all 15 games in a reserve role in 2010, recording nine total tackles while playing primarily on special teams • was a key member on both the kickoff coverage and kickoff return teams • recorded a season-best three tackles in NCAA quarterfinal win over CAA rival New Hampshire • had tackles for loss in wins over Richmond, Towson, and Lehigh • Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS title game under Keeler. At Hofstra: Played two seasons at Delaware rival Hofstra before the Pride dropped the program following the 2009 season • played for head coach and former UD defensive coordinator Dave Cohen at Hofstra. 2009 Season: Did not see action and retained sophomore eligibility • Hofstra went 56 in final varsity season before dropping the sport. 2008 Season: Played in 10 games as a true freshman and started two contests at defensive end • led team to a record of 4-8 under Cohen • tallied 10 tackles on the season, including three solo stops • had two tackles each vs. James Madison and Connecticut • led team in sacks with 2.5 for 24 yards and was No. 3 on the team with 4.5 tackles for loss • also had two forced fumbles and recovered another. High School: Played football and basketball at Riverview High School in Riverview, Fla. • All-State honorable mention selection • all-county selection after posting 26 solo tackles, 36 assisted stops and five sacks as a senior in 2007 • led team to an 11-2 mark as a junior. Personal: Quincy Barr III • born April 3, 1989 • son of Quincy Jr. and Lynda Barr • has four sisters • criminal justice major at Delaware • has worked the ovens at nearby Grotto's Pizza during the summers • enjoys fishing, bowling, and video games in his spare time • grandfather played college football at Bethune-Cookman • cousin, Alvin Williams, was a basketball standout at Villanova and played in the NBA. BARR’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2010 15/0 9 (1) 2011 11/2 21 (8) Totals 26/2 30 (9)

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At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad who adds depth at outside linebacker position and could be a key contributor on special teams • has added 25 lbs. to his frame since arriving at Delaware • will battle with redshirt freshman Jeff Williams for top outside backup spot behind Maryland transfer David Mackall • collected two tackles in spring game. 2011 Season: One of just five true freshmen to see action in first collegiate season • played in all 11 games as a special teams coverage performer • collected three tackles, including two solo stops • had tackles in three consecutive games vs. Maine, William & Mary, and Massachusetts at mid-season • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played defensive back at Providence High School for head coach Randy Long • earned first team All-South Charlotte Area honors as a senior • earned All-Southeastern Conference 4A honors and was named the league’s Defensive Back of the Year • named team’s Defensive Back of the Year • collected 67 tackles, six tackles

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for loss, 10 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery as a senior • team was perennial state playoff contenders • National Honor Society student and a member of Future Business Leaders of America • also competed in basketball and track and field. Personal: Derek Battle • born May 2, 1993 • biology major at Delaware • son of Derek and Princess Battle • mother played college tennis at Morgan State and father played football at North Carolina A&T • has a younger sister.

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Athletic Honor Roll • earned Liberty District honorable mention honors at offensive tackle and defensive end as a senior • rowing team won state title in 2006 • heavyweight in wrestling • won district title, was second at regionals, and competed at the state championships as a senior • National Honor Society student • Latin Honor Society. Personal: Matthew Scott "Matt" Becker • born April 5, 1991 in Seattle, Wash. • son of Dennis and Karen Becker • computer engineering major at Delaware with a minor in computer science • took part in a software engineering internship with Verisign in Dulles, Va. during the summer of 2010 • enjoys computer programming and developing websites in spare time • oldest of three children • father attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and competed in rowing • mother is a photographer • late uncle, John Spahr, played quarterback at Delaware in 1982-83 • Spahr was a highly-decorated fighter pilot who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

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At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the team as a walk-on • valuable backup who will add depth to a young and inexperienced offensive front • projected as No. 3 offensive tackle and offensive guard entering pre-season drills • tallest member of the team at 6-fee, 6-inches. 2011 Season: Earned first letter in third year on the squad • appeared in just one game as a sophomore, seeing action in second half of win over Delaware State for first career game played • served as team's No. 3 tackles behind Erle Ladson and Brandon Heath • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action as a backup tackle •team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Competed in football, wrestling, and rowing at Thomas Jefferson High School • played offensive and defensive line in football for head coach Timothy Ruogel • named to Northern Virginia

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At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a walk-on wide receiver • will add depth to a talented receiving corps that returns veteran starters Nihja White and Rob Jones • projected as No. 3 wide receiver behind White and redshirt freshman Jerell Harrison entering pre-season drills • hauled in two catches for 24 yards in spring game. 2011 Season: Did not see action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Standout in football and indoor and outdoor track & field at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del • three-year varsity standout in football as a wide receiver for head coach Bill DiNardo • led team to 10-2 record and a state title in 2009 and a 9-3 record and a berth in the state tournament as a senior in 2010 • team's leading receiver his final two seasons • two-time all-conference selection • competed in sprint events in track & field for head coach Michael Losapio • served as captain and led team to state title as a senior in 2011 • President of the Minority Coalition at Salesianum • member of the Blue & Gold Club as part of the DFRC • honor roll student. Personal: Rickey "Rick" Bell • born Feb. 14, 1993 • son of Charma Bell • has two older sisters • communications major at Delaware • mother is an instructor for the First Tee of Delaware, a program that introduces the game of golf to inner-city youth • sister, Brittany Bell, played basketball at Delaware for two seasons in 2006-08 • uncle, Charles Caldwell, played college football.

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad and one of the top young tight ends in the Colonial Athletic Association • has potential to become one of the top players at his position in the CAA • talented player who runs great routes • looking to improve blocking skills • has great size at 6-4 and 265 lbs. after

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putting on 30 lbs. since his arrival on campus • expected to take over the starting tight end spot with graduation of two-year starter Colin Naugle, who missed the last part of the season with a knee injury a year ago • teams with fellow sophomore Ryan Cobb and redshirt freshman Matt Rodriguez to give Hens a talented young group at that position • also has the ability to deep snap. 2011 Season: One of just five true freshmen to see game action in their first collegiate season at Delaware • was expected to redshirt but was pressed into action in the fifth game of the season due to season-ending injury to Naugle • appeared in seven games overall and started five of them, including contests vs. Maine in collegiate debut, Rhode Island, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova • caught two passes for 25 yards, including an 11-yard reception on his first play of his collegiate career vs. Maine • also hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception from Tim Donnelly vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played tight end and defensive line for head coach Jim Delane at High Point Regional High School • three-year starter on both sides of the ball in football • earned first team all-conference honors on defense as a senior • served as team captain • set a school single season record with 10 sacks • led team to an 8-3 record in 2010 and led squad to a berth in the state semifinals • also a standout in basketball where he was a three-year starter and served as team captain • earned first team all-conference honors in 2011 and second team allconference honors in 2011. Personal: Nicholas Ryan "Nick" Boyle • undeclared major • son of Harry and Susan Boyle • born Feb. 17, 1993 • youngest of four children • sister, Lauren, was a four-year starter in basketball at Muhlenberg (Pa.) College and sister, Kate, played soccer for two seasons at Susquehanna (Pa.) University • both parents are graduates of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey • father is a dentist and mother is a physical therapist. BOYLE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Recpt. 2011 7/5 2 Totals 7/5 2

Yards 25 25

Avg. 12.5 12.5

Career-High Receiving Yards: 25 vs. Massachusetts, 2011

TD 1 1

Long 15 15

At Delaware: Fourth-year veteran of the Blue Hen secondary • strong safety who will play key role for one of the nation's top defensive secondary units • projected to start at strong safety position for unit that returns all four starters • should also play a key role on special teams in coverage • three-year letterwinner who has appeared in 34 games with 11 starts in his career • has posted 57 career tackles, including 34 solo stops • also has three tackles for loss, three pass breakups, and one interception • has outstanding quickness • one of the most charismatic players on the team and known as one of the team’s best dancers • enjoyed an outstanding spring game as he registered four tackles, intercepted a pass, and forced a fumble. 2011 Season: Played key role for Delaware secondary as a junior • started all 11 games at strong safety while also seeing time on special teams • played key role in Delaware leading the CAA and ranking No. 8 in the nation in passing efficiency defense (103.88) • ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 46, including 28 solo stops • also had thee tackles for loss, intercepted a pass, broke up three other passes, and forced a fumble • had five or more tackles five times led by a career-high nine-tackle effort vs. Maine • also had seven stops vs. Massachusetts and six vs. Towson and added four tackles and his first career interception against Rhode Island. • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Earned his second letter for Delaware • saw action in 14 games as a key backup in the secondary and on special teams • collected six total tackles on the year, including a season-best three in the Homecoming win vs. Towson • recorded one solo stop vs. South Dakota State • Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: One of seven true freshman to see playing time on the UD defense • earned first letter • saw action in nine games as a reserve defensive back and contributor on special teams • recorded four tackles on the year • had season-high three tackles vs. Towson • recorded lone solo tackle in win against Towson • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Two-year standout in football at Glassboro High School for head coach Herb Neilio • played cornerback and quarterback • played his sophomore season at Schalick High School • led Glassboro to a two-year record of 24-0 and consecutive state titles in 2007 and 2008 • teams won three straight conference titles • as a senior, was named All-State, all-county,

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All-Group I, and All-South Jersey at defensive back and first team all-conference at defensive back and quarterback • three-time all-county and all-conference pick and two-time All-Group I pick • passed for 1,257 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior • also had six rushing touchdowns and one punt return touchdown • on defense, had 65 tackles, three interceptions and four forced fumbles, one of which he recovered and returned for another score • as a junior, made 56 tackles and intercepted five passes and also had nine touchdowns on offense • had 181 tackles and 11 interceptions in career • teammate of fellow UD senior defensive back Ricky Tunstall • four-year standout in basketball and a 1,000-career point scorer • all-county, all-conference, and All-Group I selection in basketball • honor roll student • National Honor Society inductee. Personal: Timothy “Timmy” Love Breaker • born Sept. 5, 1990 • son of Gwendolyn Sabb • criminal justice major at Delaware • one of six children • brother, Justin, played football for one season at NCAA Division III Rowan (N.J.) University • enjoys coaching youth football teams in his spare time • has played football with current UD defensive back Ricky Tunstall since both were six years old. BREAKER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2009 9/0 5 (3) 2010 14/0 6 (3) 2011 11/11 46 (28) Totals 34/11 57 (34)

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

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0 3 3

Int. 0 0 1 1

Career-High Tackles: 9 vs. Maine, 2011

At Delaware: Fifth-year senior and the most experienced member of a talented secondary unit that ranks among the best in the FCS • one of four returning starters from a group that combined to intercept 18 passes and break-up 36 others a year ago • named a second team All-CAA pre-season pick by the College Sporting News • ranked as the No. 20 cornerback in the nation by CSN • teams with junior Travis Hawkins to give Delaware one of the top cornerback duos in the nation • exceptional athlete with great speed and instincts • has appeared in 37 career games with 22 starts and recorded 142 tackles (100 solo) to go with three tackles for loss, 13 pass breakups, and four interceptions • team's active leader with 17 passes defended • can also return punts • had two tackles in spring game. 2011 Season: Put in another solid season in the defensive secondary for Delaware as a junior • as one of the veteran leaders, started all 11 games at cornerback and earned third team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • played key role in Delaware leading the CAA and ranking No. 8 in the nation in passing efficiency defense (103.88) • ranked No. 5 on the team in tackles with 44, including 28 solo stops and one tackle for loss • ranked second on the team with seven pass breakups and also intercepted two passes for 18 yards • had five or more tackles four times with season-high eight vs. Old Dominion • also had five stops vs. Delaware State, William & Mary, and Massachusetts • intercepted a pass in season opener vs. Navy and added a second pick and returned it 18 yards against Old Dominion • also returned two punts for no yards (vs. Navy and Old Dominion) • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed outstanding sophomore season for the Blue Hens • played in all 15 games, starting five of the first seven contests before giving way to All-CAA selection Darryl Jones • recorded a tackle in each of the 15 games he played • played key role in covering punts and kickoffs as well • collected 47 total tackles, good enough for No. 8 on the team,

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including 33 solo tackles • had three solo stops in the season opener vs. West Chester • tied career-high tackle mark when he recorded nine tackles vs. South Dakota State • collected eight tackles the next week vs. Duquesne • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Game vs. Rhode Island when he recorded three tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and two interceptions for 49 yards • his interception with 1:42 left thwarted the Rams' game-tying drive attempt • key contributor on punt coverage as a gunner • Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Had a solid rookie campaign on his way to playing in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman • started six games and was a valuable fill-in when injuries hit other members of the unit • finished No. 7 on the Blue Hens in tackles with 51 • had 39 solo tackles • earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors after win over Massachusetts as he recorded seven tackles and returned a fumble recovery 42 yards for a his first career touchdown to give Hens a 20-0 lead • recorded five or more tackles on six occasion for the Blue Hen defense • recovered another fumble in loss vs. Villanova • registered six tackles and a forced fumble in victory over Hofstra • career-high nine tackles came in game vs. William & Mary when he made his first career start in place of Tyrone Grant • contributed to special teams as a return man and defender on punt return • returned five punts for 35 yards (7.0 avg.) and had team’s longest punt return of the season with a 20-yarder vs. James Madison • team went 6-5 for Keeler. 2008 Season: Did not see game action as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility • team went 4-8 under Keeler. High School: Played at Highland Springs High School for head coach Scott Burton • competed in football and track and field • played cornerback, kick returner, and punt returner in football • led team to a 10-0 record and the Capital District title in 2007 • team also won title in 2006 and has qualified for the Central Region playoffs seven straight years • team has had several defensive backs earn Division I scholarships • as a senior intercepted four passes and collected 29 tackles and returned five kicks for touchdowns • averaged 33.0 yards on 25 returns for the season • named first team Virginia High School Coaches Association All-State, first team Associated Press AllState, and Virginia Preps honorable mention All-State as a senior as a defensive back • first team Richmond Times Dispatch All-Metro, first team All-Capital District as both a defensive back and kick returner • in track, was a two-time Capital District 400 meter champion and also won title in the 200 meters in 2008 • team was two-time Capital District champions • honor roll student • high school football teammate of 2011 Delaware co-captain Andrew Harrison. Personal: Marcus Ray Burley • born July 16, 1990 • son of Charles and Marcella Burley • has a younger sister • sport management major at Delaware with a minor in leadership • competed in the U.S. Junior National Track & Field Championships as a 10-year old • enjoys playing video games in his spare time • has worked at Covenant Woods Retirement Home and at the front desk of the Christiana Commons dorms at UD during the summer • cousin, Herbert Turner, played college football for three seasons.

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BURLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2009 11/6 51 (39) 2010 15/5 47 (33) 2011 11/11 44 (28) Totals 37/22 142 (100)

TFL 1.5-1 0.5-1 1-7 3-9

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 1 5 7 13

Int. 0 2 2 4

Career-High Tackles: 9 vs. William & Mary, 2019

No. 2 all-time at Alpharetta High School in total offense • was quarterback champion and 7-on-7 champion at the Rivals.com NUC Combine in Atlanta on March 8, 2009 and at Rivals.com Ultimate 100 Combine for the Southeast Region on June 21, 2009 • rated as a top five quarterback at the Rivals.com Ultimate 100 National Top Prospect Camp on July 24, 2009 • involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes • was recruited by several NCAA FBS programs. Personal: Justin Michael Burns • .criminal justice major at Delaware • career objective is to work in U.S. Military Special Forces and the FBI • son of Brent and Linda Burns • born June 20, 1992 • mother was All-SEC tennis player at Alabama • both parents are Alabama graduates • has a younger sister • avid fisherman.

BURNS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Comp. 2011 1/0 5 Totals 1/0 5

Att. 5 5

Pct. 1.000 1.000

Yards 22 22

TD 0 0

Int 0 0

Long 8 8

Career-High Passing Yards: 22 vs. Delaware State, 2011

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore • will play key role as backup as Trent Hurley, Tim Donnelly and potentially injured Travis Sasek battle for the starting spot • outstanding passer with great size and agility • has quick release and great touch on throws to go with his strong arm • one of the team's tallest players at 6-5 • was solid in spring game, completing 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to tight end Matt Rodriguez to open the scoring • can also hold on placements • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement. 2011 Season: Saw action in one game, an early season win over Delaware State • completed all five of his pass attempts for 22 yards with a long completion of eight yards in a backup role • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year by coaching staff following the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played quarterback for head coach Jason Dukes at Alpharetta High School • completed 171 of 295 pass attempts (59 percent) for a school record 2,144 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior in 2008 • led Fulton County in passing • served as team captain • earned a spot on the North Fulton All-Star team • finished his career

At Delaware: Second-year linebacker who will once again play a key role in the middle of the Delaware defense • projected as the No. 2 middle linebacker behind two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association standout Paul Worrilow but could also fight for a starting spot on the outside • undersized at 5-10 and 210 lb. but makes up for it with determination and a head for the game • often cited by head coach K.C. Keeler for his intelligent play • had one tackle in spring game. 2011 Season: Earned first letter as a true freshman • one of only five true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens and the only one to start more than five games • played in all 11 games and started each of the final nine contests after taking over starting middle linebacker spot at the Delaware State game

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due to an injury to Jessel Curry • led all UD freshmen in tackles and ranked eighth on the squad with 37 tackles, including 15 solo stops • also had 1.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble • posted five or more tackles four times led by a career-high 10-tackle effort vs. Old Dominion • also made seven stops the next week vs. Maine and had five tackles each against Towson and Richmond late in the season • recovered a fumble vs. Villanova in the season finale • earned spot on Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. High School: Played linebacker for head coach Mike Carson at Martin Luther King High School • earned first team All-State honors by the Associated Press as a senior • was a two-time first team All-Region 2 allstar and earned first team All-Dekalb County laurels both seasons • team captain who earned team’s community service award • led team and the state in tackles as a senior in 2010 with a school record 177 • set a school record with 19 tackles in one game • also had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery • team went 8-4 in 2010, won the regional title, and advanced to the second round of the state tournament • served as Senior Class President • National Honor Society student • also competed in track and field as a shot putter and sprinter • also recruited by William & Mary, Pennsylvania, and Western Carolina. Personal: Patrick Demarcus Callaway • son of Patrick and Katrina Callaway • born Sept. 9, 1993 • youngest member of the team in 2011 • honor student as a sport management major • served internship with the UD Athletics Marketing Office during 2012 Winter Session • one of team's most active community service volunteers • has two older sisters • father played college basketball at Francis Marion College. CALLAWAY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2011 11/9 37 (15) Totals 11/9 37 (15)

TFL 1.5-1 1.5-1

Sacks 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0

Int. 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 10 vs. Old Dominion, 2011

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore • walk-on • will add solid depth to the secondary at safety • member of group that ranks among the top secondaries in the nation • could also help out on special teams • has natural instincts and good footwork • posted one tackle in spring game. 2011 Season: Saw first career action in early season win over Delaware State • did not record a statistic in only appearance of the season • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner for head coach Mark Painter at Hershey High School • helped team to a 9-3 record as a senior • advanced to the PIAA District 3 AAA quarterfinals as a senior • named to the first-team All-Mid Penn squad as a defensive back and second-team All-League as a quarterback in 2009 • team went 10-3 and advanced to district quarterfinals his sophomore year in 2007. Personal: Jacob "Jake" Scott Campbell • son of Scott and Kim Campbell • born October 2, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga • has not declared a major • inter at Power Strain Sports Institute during the summer of 2011 • has an older sister, Kacie, and a younger brother, Jesse • Kacie was a former field hockey player at Delaware (2007-09) • father, Scott Campbell, was an All-American quarterback at Purdue and played six seasons in the National Football League with Atlanta and Pittsburgh (1984-90).

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At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad as a backup offensive lineman • slated to open season as No. 2 right guard behind first-year offensive lineman Bobby Kennedy • experience will be key as Blue Hens look to rebuild offensive front that lost four starters, including All-Americans and NFL hopefuls Gino Gradkowski and Shea Allard • has endured an injury-plagued career and hopes to return to full strength after missing most of spring drills with back and lower leg injuries • among team's biggest players at 6-4 and 345 lbs. • has good footwork • has played in four career games at Delaware. 2011 Season: Played in just one game during an injury-plagued season • saw action in second half of early season win over Delaware State • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Solid reserve player on an offensive line that helped the team rank No. 2 in the CAA in total offense (401.8 yards per game), rushing offense (184.4 yards per game), and scoring offense (27.9 points per game) • saw action in three games as a backup, playing against West Chester in the season opener, as well as vs. Duquesne and Towson • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Standout two-way lineman at Delran High School for head coach Pete Miles • one of the top offensive guards in South Jersey • led team to three straight state playoff appearances • led team to an 8-3 record and a playoff berth as a senior in 2008 • set school record for consecutive starts for Delran with 35 and also holds several school weight lifting records • earned first team All-State, first team All-Burlington County, first team All-South Jersey, and first team all-league honors as a senior in 2008 • also earned first team All-State honors by the Newark Star-Ledger as a senior • named to New Jersey Top 100 and New Jersey Super 60 Class as a senior • two-year letterwinner in basketball and led team to two winning seasons • honor roll student. Personal: Nicholas Michael "Nick" Cattolico (“catta-lee-co”) • born March 29, 1991 • son of Chris and Patricia Cattolico • older sister, Kimberly, attends Widener • criminal justice major at Delaware • enjoys weightlifting, basketball, and detailing cars in spare time • has worked on a farm, at a daycare, and in construction during the summers.

At Delaware: Fifth-year player whose experience and intelligence will be key as the Blue Hens look to improve on the defensive front • expected to handle starting duties at right end for second straight season • earned degree in May, 2012 and did not decide to return for final season until after spring practice • hardworking former walk-on • one of the team’s most technically sound players and rarely misses an assignment • outstanding student who will be a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • lone player on the team from the state of Vermont • has seen action in 28 career game with 16 starts and has recorded 35 tackles, including one sack. 2011 Season: Earned second career letter as a first-year starter at

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defensive end • played in all 11 games and started every contest except William & Mary at mid-season • ranked fifth among UD down linemen with 18 tackles, including eight solo stops • had at least one tackle in every game with a season-high three each vs. Navy and Old Dominion • also posted two tackles each against William & Mary, Massachusetts, and Towson • named first team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict-2 • also earned spot on Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll and National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society • co-winner of Newark Elks Club Scholar-Athlete Award • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding first season as a regular on the Blue Hen defense that led the nation in total defense, allowing just 12 points per game • participated in all 15 games, earning six starts • filled in nicely at end when Chris Morales missed four games with an earlyseason suspension and when Atunrase was injured for two games late in the campaign • recorded 17 total tackles, including a season-high three against Villanova in the regular season finale • had one sack for seven yards vs. Maine • also a key member on the punt protection that has not allowed a punt to be blocked • named to the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team • Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Saw action in two games as a reserve defensive lineman in second season with the Blue Hens • played in games vs. West Chester and Towson but did not record a tackle • team went 6-5 under Keeler. 2008 Season: Did not see game action as a true freshman and retained freshman eligibility • team went 4-8. High School: Played football, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Essex Junction High School • captain of all three teams • three-year starter at defensive end and tight end for head coach Bill Mayville • two-time all-league selection as a tight end and defensive end • three-year starter as a left winger in ice hockey • led team to three straight conference championships • three-year starter in lacrosse as a defender • earned All-American honors as a senior • led team to two league titles • National Honor Society student. Personal: Ethan Michael Clark • born July 3, 1990 • son of Alan Clark • has an older brother • honor student as an exercise physiology major at Delaware with a minor in biology • enrolled in UD Honors Program • earned degree in May, 2012 • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic AllAmerican nominee • uncle, Ed Harvey, played football and baseball at Connecticut • cousin, Matt Harvey, was a standout pitcher in baseball at the University of North Carolina and was a first round draft pick of the New York Mets in June, 2010 • cousin, Jessica Harvey, played softball at UMass-Lowell.

CLARK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2009 2/0 0 (0) 2010 15/6 17 (8) 2011 11/10 18 (8) Totals 28/16 35 (16)

TFL 0-0 1-7 0-0 1-7

Sacks 0-0 1-7 0-0 1-7

PD 0 0 0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 3 vs. Villanova, 2010; vs. Navy, Old Dominion, 2011

At Delaware: Talented young receiver who is hoping to stay injury-free for an entire season and make big contributions to a Blue Hen receiving corps that returns senior starters Nihja White and Rob Jones • speedy receiver who should be one the Hen's top big-play threats • has the ability to make defenders miss • has tremendous work ethic on and off field • enters season projected as No. 2 wide receiver behind Jones • caught one pass for seven yards in 2012 Spring Game • hopes to be at full strength after being limited at end of 2011 season and spring drills with a hamstring injury • switched number from 84 to 21 after beginning career with 86. 2011 Season: Appeared in five games in a reserve role, seeing action vs. West Chester, Delaware State, William & Mary, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island • hauled in two catches for 16 yards • recorded one catch for 10 yards vs. West Chester and one catch for six yards vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Considered one of team’s top practice players but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver and safety for head coach Jeff Nelson at Bethel High School • two-way standout who led squads to a three-year record of 23-12 and three playoff appearances • team went 10-2 his sophomore year and advanced to the second round of the playoffs • team went 7-5 his junior year and advanced to the second round • earned second team all-district honors

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as a wide receiver as a senior in 2009 • three-year starter who caught 47 passes for 706 yards and nine touchdowns • caught eight passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in 2007, 18 for 117 yards and two touchdowns in 2008, and 21 for 521 yards and six touchdowns this past fall • also a standout tennis player at Bethel High School • advanced to the district match qualifier for both singles and doubles during his career • National Honor Society student. Personal: Stephen Darnell Clark • wildlife conservation major at Delaware • would like to work at an endangered species reserve after graduation • son of Terry and Cynthia Clark • born July 14, 1992 • brother, Terry, is a senior wide receiver at NCAA III Randolph-Macon (Va.) College • also has a younger brother • has worked at National 5 & 10 in Newark during the summer. CLARK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Recpt. 2011 5/0 2 Totals 5/0 2

Yards 16 16

Avg. 8.0 8.0

TD 0 0

Long 10 10

Career-High Receiving Yards: 10 vs. West Chester, 2011

yards • made season-long catch for 20 yards against Villanova to set up late field goals that sealed the victory • caught two passes for 12 yards vs. Rhode Island • first career reception went for seven yards vs. Delaware State • also had 12-yard reception vs. Richmond • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. At Virginia: Member of the University of Virginia squad as a true freshman in 2010 • played fullback and was projected as a tight end for 2011 before transfer to Delaware • team went 4-8 for head coach Mike London in 2010. High School: Standout at linebacker, defensive end, and tight end at national power Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J • played for head coach Greg Toal • led team to four straight state titles as squad went 47-1 during his career with three straight undefeated seasons • team won a USA Today mythical national championship in 2009 • earned all-league, all-county, and All-State honors • two-time Ridgewood News All-Suburban selection • four-year letterwinner • rated No. 71 inside linebacker in the nation by espn.com and No. 60 middle linebacker by scout.com • caught 30 passes for 505 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed for 44 yards, and posted 45 tackles and two interceptions as a senior • caught 30 passes for 407 yards and nine touchdowns and registered 47 tackles and nine sacks as a junior • also lettered three season in track & field • lettered in bowling where he earned all-county honors and finished 11th in the state as a senior • bowled a career-high score of 296 • National Honor Society student. Personal: Ryan Anthony Cobb • born Jan. 20, 1991 • son of Ed and Diane Cobb • has two older brothers • undecided on a major at Delaware • older brother, Christopher, attended the U.S. Naval Academy and was a member of the crew team and led the squad to two national championships • enjoys boating in his spare time • once bowled a 296 in high school • father was a Navy SEAL.

COBB’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Recpt. 2011 11/3 5 Totals 11/3 5

Yards 51 51

Avg. 10.2 10.2

TD 0 0

Long 20 20

Career-High Receiving Yards: 20 vs. Villanova, 2011

At Delaware: Second-year member of the Blue Hen squad as a sophomore • transferred from NCAA Division FBS University of Virginia to Delaware • hard-nosed player who adds solid support at tight end and forms an outstanding unit with projected starter Nick Boyle and backup Matt Rodriguez • caught a pass for six yards in 2012 Spring Game. 2011 Season: Did not join team due to transfer until after training camp began in mid-August • broke into lineup right away and played in 11 all games and made three starts • was in the starting lineup for West Chester, Delaware State, and Old Dominion games when Hens started out in a two tight end set • backup behind senior starter Colin Naugle and true freshman Nick Boyle • caught five passes for 51

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At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the team as a walk-on junior • two-year letterwinner • one of team's smallest players at 5-8 and 165 lbs. but has the quickness and speed to cover receivers • will enter season projected as the No. 3 cornerback on both sides behind returning starters Travis Hawkins and Marcus Burley • adds depth to secondary unit that ranks among the best in the nation • has appeared in 13 career games in backup role. 2011 Season: Earned second letter as a backup cornerback and special teams player • saw action in eight games for secondary that led the Colonial Athletic Association and ranked No. 8 in the NCAA in passing efficiency defense (103.88) • missed the first three games of the season before making season debut vs. Old Dominion in CAA opener • did not record a tackle but recovered one fumble against Rhode Island • member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw action in five games for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman, primarily on special teams • recorded two tackles in win over James Madison on kickoff coverage • also saw action against West Chester, Rhode Island, Towson, and in second round NCAA playoff win over Lehigh • selected to the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team • Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team

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went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Three-sport standout in football, basketball, and track and field at Marriott Ridge High School• starter at wide receiver, defensive back, and running back in football for head coach Ken Hovet• team went 13-7 his final two seasons• three-year letterwinner who set school records for career rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and receiving touchdowns and single game rushing yards and touchdowns• first team All-Howard County as a junior and senior• selected to Baltimore Touchdown Club "Super 22" Team• played in BTC All-Star Game• earned three letter sin basketball as a point guard• led teams to two-year mark of 36-7 his final two seasons• three-year letterwinner in track and field as a sprinter and jumper• state bronze medalist in the long jump as a senior• earned 15 honor roll citations during his high school career• earned perfect attendance award as a junior. Personal: Derek Lee Coleman• born Jan. 22, 1991 in Morristown, N.J • son of Ronald and Cynthia Coleman • has a younger sister • honor student as a communications major at Delaware with a minor in interactive media • would like to work in television production or coaching after graduation • enjoys music and drawing cartoons in his spare time • both parents attended Syracuse University • cousin, Whitney Coleman, played college basketball at Monmouth University • has worked at Wal-Mart during the summers.

COLEMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2010 5/0 2 (0) 2011 8/0 0 (0) Totals 13/0 2 (0)

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0

Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. James Madison, 2010

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0 0

At Delaware: First-year member of the squad after transfer from University of Pittsburgh • was enrolled at Delaware for the spring semester and took part in spring drills ��� athletic lineman who is projected as the No. 2 left tackle behind returning starter Brandon Heath • can also play guard • will play a key role as Blue Hens need to replace four starters on offensive front, including All-Americans and NFL hopefuls Gino Gradkowski and Shea Allard • will have four years of eligibility at Delaware • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills. At Pittsburgh: Attended University of Pittsburgh for one year • member of the football team in 2011 for head coach Todd Graham but did not see game action • team finished 6-7 and lost to SMU 28-6 in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. High School Honors: Rated one of the top 20 football prospects in the state of Maryland by Rivals.com • two-way starter at DeMatha for head coach Bill McGregor, the same school that produced recently graduated offensive lineman Rob McDowell • as a senior in 2010, compiled 86 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end and had 14 receptions for 287 yards (20.5 avg.) and five touchdowns at tight end • compiled 28 catches for 581 yards (20.8 avg.) and eight TDs for his career • twotime All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) • All-Prince Georges County • helped team to a 93 mark and second consecutive berth in the WCAC championship game • DeMatha went 31-5 (.861) during his three varsity seasons • rated one of the top 50 prospects in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com. Personal: Samuel John "Sam" Collura ("kuh-lore-uh") • son of Joseph and Kelly Collura • born May 25, 1993 • has not declared a major at Delaware.

Int. 0 0 0 At Delaware: Second-year player at Delaware as a walk-on • will add depth to wide receiver position • projected as the team's No. 3 receiver. 2011 Season: Did not see action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll. High School: Standout in football and lacrosse at Bishop Shanahan High School • four-year starter in football for head coach Paul Meyers • three-time All-Ches-Mont league selection • won school's Pete Bruni Award as the top two-sport athlete • played in 2011 Valor Bowl • long stick midfielder in lacrosse • team captain • earned All-Ches-Mont league and All-Chester County honors as a senior • National Italian Honor Society • honor roll. Personal: Christopher Ryan "Chris" Cordivari ("core-duh-vary") • born Nov. 19, 1992 • son of Dave and Sue Cordivari • one of three children • honor student as a management information systems major at Delaware • has worked as a landscaper and at a steakhouse during the summer • enjoys snowboarding and the beach • older brother, Greg, plays quarterback for NCAA Division III Catholic University • father is a graduate of Drexel.

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At Delaware: Second-year member of the Blue Hen squad • will add depth to a young and rebuilding Delaware offensive line group • enters season projected as the No. 2 right tackle behind returning regular Erle Ladson. High School: Two-way lineman for head coach Donald Davis at Calvert Hall College High School • played at Cardinal Gibbons High School as a junior • earned second team All-State and first team All-Metro honors as a senior in 2010 • two-time first team all-conference selection on the offensive line • named to Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 Team as a junior • led Calvert Hall to 11-1 record, the MIAA conference title, and a No. 1 ranking in the state of Maryland last fall • team had four All-State, four AllMetro, and 10 all-conference players • led Cardinal Gibbons to a record of 7-4 in 2009 as a junior • played in the Crab Bowl and the Chesapeake Bowl All-Star Games this past summer • also played basketball for two seasons at Cardinal Gibbons and helped team win MIAA title as a freshman • honor roll student • also had offers from Duke, James Madison, Marshall, Towson, and New Mexico State. Personal: Benjamin Howard "Ben" Curtis • born Jan. 5, 1993 • criminal justice major at Delaware • son of Laurie (Governor) Curtis and the late Benjamin Curtis • has a younger sister • mother is a member of the University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame as a former basketball standout • mother is a realtor and a faculty manager • enjoys basketball and listening to music in his spare time.

freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Starred at Ocean Lakes High School for head coach Chris Scott as a running back and kick returner • led team to 12-1 record and Beach District title as a senior in 2008 • .team was runner-up for regional title • was among the top rushers in South Hampton Roads area as a senior in 2008 with over 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns • returned a kick 98 yards for a touchdown • earned first team All-Beach District honors as a senior • team offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior • has run a 4.38 40-yard dash • standout sprinter in track and field • led team to Beach District title and was an All-State pick as part of the 4 x 100 meter and 4 x 400 meter relay teams • has long jumped 22-feet. Personal: Walter Brandon Davis IV • son of Angela Davis and Ywain Young • one of five children • Black American studies major at Delaware • father attended Norfolk State University • has worked in construction during the summer • enjoys writing poetry in his spare time.

DAVIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Rushing Year G/S Attempts 2010 11/0 22 2011 11/0 21 Totals 22/0 43

Yards 114 106 220

Avg. 5.2 5.0 5.1

TD 1 0 1

Long 28 27 55

TD 0 0 0

Long 8 8 16

Career-High Rushing Yards: 106 vs. Delaware State, 2011 At Delaware: Fourth-year squad member of the squad as a junior • exciting runner who is also an effective blocker • will add to a deep and talented backfield that includes All-American Andrew Pierce, senior David Hayes, and emerging junior Julian Laing • also expected to make a contribution on special teams • has played in 22 career games in a backup role and rushed for 220 yards on 43 carries (5.1 avg.) with one touchdown • has also caught four passes for 27 yards. 2011 Season: Appeared in all 11 games as a backup running back and special teams performer • had 21 rush attempts for 106 yards • ranked No. 3 on the team in rushing yardage • recorded career high 19 attempts for 108 yards vs. Delaware State • also caught three passes for 19 yards vs. Delaware State • recorded a tackle against West Chester, Old Dominion and Maine • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw action in 11 games for the Blue Hens, primarily on special teams • finished the season with 22 rushing attempts, collecting 114 yards and a touchdown • ranked fifth on the team in yardage • scored his first career touchdown on a 10-yard scamper with just over two minutes to play in the Homecoming win vs. Towson • had a career-high 58 rushing yards on just six carries against Towson • rushed eight times for 23 yards in the season opener vs. West Chester • caught one pass for eight yards vs. Duquesne • also recorded a tackle on special teams vs. Lehigh in the NCAA Playoffs • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with Delaware to retain

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G/S 11/0 11/0 22/0

Recpt. 1 3 4

Yards 8 19 27

Avg. 8.0 6.3 7.2

Career-High Receiving Yards: 19 vs. Delaware State, 2011

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At Delaware: Senior quarterback and fourth-year member of the squad • two-year letterwinner • team's returning starter under center but will battle in pre-season with first-year Bowling Green transfer Trent Hurley for top spot • also in the mix is veteran and one-time starter Trevor Sasek, who is coming off knee surgery and could be limited early • solid signal-caller who is a good leader who limits mistakes • good athlete with a strong accurate arm • can throw on the run and is not afraid to put the ball down and run • will also serve as holder on placement once again • has played parts of three seasons and enters 2012 having completed 166 of 265 passes for 1,762 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions • hit on 5 of 9 passes for 46 yards and one interceptions in the Blue-White Spring Game in April. 2011 Season: Entered season as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Trevor Sasek but ended up playing in all 11 games with nine starts when Sasek was injured • performed well under center as he completed 165 of his 263 passes for 1,732 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions • 62.7 passing percentage was seventh best in a single season at Delaware • ranked No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in yards passing per game (157.5) and total offense per game (157.8) and ranked No. 9 in passing rating (124.3) • saw first action of season when Sasek was injured in opener vs. Navy and started the next six games before Sasek returned to action vs. Rhode Island on Oct. 22 • Sasek was injured again vs. Rhode Island and missed the rest of the season • threw for over 150 yards seven times, including a career-high 304 yards in win vs. Old Dominion when he hit on 26 of 39 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns • also had outstanding game in early-season 45-0 win over Delaware State in Route 1 Rivalry as he completed 13 of 14 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns to earn Nate Beasley Most Valuable Player Award • threw 86 straight passes without an interception at one point in the season • .929 passing pct. for game was the second best single game mark in UD history and 272.6 passing rating was the sixth best in UD history • also went 7 of 9 for 60 yards vs. Navy, 21 of 28 for 173 yards and a touchdown vs. West Chester, and 16 of 27 for 194 yards and two touchdowns vs. Rhode Island • also threw touchdown passes vs. William & Mary • had long passes of 59 yards to Nihja White in 45-0 win over Delaware State and 51 yards to White against Massachusetts

• earned the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week twice (Delaware State; Old Dominion) • named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week (Old Dominion) • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw action in one game for the Blue Hens • entered game vs. Towson midway through the fourth quarter and led the team on a scoring drive resulting in Walter Davis' 10-yard touchdown • completed his only pass attempt of the year to Bobby Russo for 30 yards • also ran three times but lost eight yards • was spun around in mid-air while gaining a first down on one of the running plays for one of the season's most unusual plays • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Made great improvements throughout his true freshman season and saw an increased role as the No. 2 quarterback behind Devlin with the departure of backup Sean Hakes mid-season • saw first career game action vs. Towson in week seven • had three carries for 24 yards (8.0 avg.) vs. Towson with one incomplete pass attempt • had season-long run of 13 yards in same game • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Attended Punahou Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii for two years before moving to the mainland and attending Stephen Decatur High School for two years • two-year junior varsity standout in football and basketball and Punahou • competed in football, basketball, and track and field at Stephen Decatur • two-year starter at quarterback in football for head coach Bob Knox • led team to 8-3 mark as a senior and 7-3 record as a junior • earned honorable mention All-State honors as a senior when he was named the Bayside Conference Player of the Year • set conference and school records for passing yards and touchdowns in a season • two-year starting point guard in basketball • team's leading scorer as a senior when he earned all-conference honors • competed just one season in track but captured conference triple jump and 4 x 400 meter relay title as a junior • National Honor Society student. Personal: Timothy Mark Donnelly • born January 8, 1991 in Florida • son of Mark and Diane Donnelly • older brother, Ben, attends Elon University • communications major with a minor in journalism at Delaware • worked on campus television show with teammate Nikkei last season • worked as a student assistant with UD Multimedia Office during Winter Session (January, 2012), filming and editing game action and doing interviews with student-athletes • • avid golfer • father attended University of Massachusetts and mother attended Appalachian State • cousin, Sean Glennon, played quarterback at Virginia Tech • cousin, Mike Glennon, Sean's brother, is the starting quarterback at North Carolina State and threw for 2,790 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2011 as a junior.

DONNELLY’S CAREER STATISTICS Passing Year G/S Comp. Long 2009 1/0 0 2010 1/0 1 2011 11/9 165 Totals 13/9 166

1 1 263 265

Att.

Pct.

Yards

TD

Int

0 1.000 .627 .626

0 30 1732 1762

0 0 11 11

0 0 10 10

0 30 59 59

Career-High Passing Yards: 304 vs. Delaware State, 2011 Rushing Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G/S 1/0 1/0 11/9 13/9

Attempts 3 3 40 6

Yards 24 -8 4 20

Avg. 8.0 -2.7 0.1 2.7

TD 0 0 2 2

Long 13 3 11 13

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Personal: Eric Charnin Farkas • born Dec. 16, 1992 • son of Allen and Wendy Farkas • honor student as a marketing major at Delaware with a minor in sport management • has a younger sister • both parents are graduates of University of South Florida.

At Delaware: Third-year team member as a sophomore • one of the team's most athletic and versatile offensive lineman • looking to increase role in a big way this fall as he replaces All-American and Baltimore Ravens draft pick Gino Gradkowski • projected as the team's No. 1 left guard entering camp • team looks to rebuild offensive line with loss of four starters • will also play a key role as a backup center • has quick feet for his size. 2011 Season: Appeared in five games for the Blue Hens as a backup offensive lineman • also saw action on kickoff return team as deep blocker • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Standout offensive lineman at North Penn High School for head coach Dick Beck • Big 33 selection • team captain • consensus second team All-State pick this season • first team All-Southeast Pennsylvania selection by the Philadelphia Inquirer • named first team All-League Suburban One Continental • selected North Penn’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman • served as team captain in 2009 • North Penn went a combined 27-2 during the last two seasons, advancing to the 2008 state semifinals and the 2009 state quarterfinals • team was nationally ranked by USA Today • two-year member of the wrestling team. Personal: John Dean “JD” Dzurko (“zurko”) • history education major at Delaware • son of John and Laurie Dzurko • born July 14, 1992 • keeps teammates on their feet as an avid fan of obscure movie and television quotes.

At Delaware: Versatile player who adds depth to a deep and talented UD defensive secondary that ranks among the best in the nation • enters pre-season camp projected as the No. 2 free safety behind senior Ricky Tunstall • could also play a key role on special teams • enjoyed an outstanding spring and had five tackles in the Blue-White Spring Game • can also fill in as an emergency punter if needed. 2011 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of the CAA Academic Honor Roll. High School: Standout who played safety, kicked, and punted for head coach Mike Cullison at Seminole High School • four-year varsity standout • earned first team AllCentral Florida as a defensive back and punter in 2010 • second team U.S. Air Force All-American as a punter • named to Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Top 60 (#21) and Florida Top 100 (#76) • selected to play in Central Florida East-West All-Star Game • also two-time winner of conference scholastic award • recorded 206 tackles and 15 interceptions during his career while hitting on 128 of 137 extra points • averaged 47.3 yards per punt as a senior when he had 50 touchbacks on 70 kickoffs • led team to the Florida 6A state championship in 2008 and to the semifinals in 2010 and quarterfinals in 2009 • also a three-year varsity standout in soccer • earned all-county honors • National Honor Society student • volunteer at West Sanford Boys and Girls Club • also had offers from Connecticut and Mississippi.

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At Delaware: Third-year team member who is expected to miss the entire season with a knee injury suffered during spring drills • had surgery in off-season • outstanding athlete who is expected to help Hens in the future as a tight end or slot receiver • talented athlete with great hands and good balance. 2011 Season: Saw action in one game for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman • made career debut in second half vs. Delaware State but did not catch a pass • team went 7-4 under head Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played tight end and wide receiver for head coach Drew Gordon at La Salle High School • led team to Pennsylvania state AAAA (Big School) title as a senior • led team to Philadelphia Catholic League titles in 2008 and 2009 and the District 12 championship this past fall • enjoyed an outstanding career that saw him post 130 receptions for 2,522 yards and 20 touchdowns • twotime All-State selection, earning first team honors in 2009 when he was ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver in Southeast Pennsylvania • three-time All-Catholic League pick • earned first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2008 and all-city in 2009 • Big 33 game nominee • named to the Philadelphia Catholic League All-Decade team • also played basketball and led team to 22-1 record in 2007-08 as a small forward • earned All-Catholic League honors in track and field in 2007. Personal: Samuel Aloysius “Sam” Feleccia (“fuh-leesha”) • has not declared a major at Delaware • son of Ron and Mary Feleccia • born Oct. 10, 1991 • has an older brother and younger sister • cousin, Brad Feleccia, played basketball at Fairfield • uncle, Jim Coffey, played football at Thiel College.

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a linebacker • returning letterwinner • outstanding athlete who can rush the passer and also drop back in coverage • hoping to make solid contribution after being limited to nagging injuries his first two seasons • enters season projected as the team's No. 2 outside linebacker behind Kyle Hunte and Leon Jackson • also expected to play a key role on special teams • had a solid spring and recorded four tackles in Blue-White Spring Game in April • has appeared in five career games and recorded one tackle • has switched number from 52 to 32 this fall. 2011 Season: Saw action in the first three games of the season as a special teams contributor but missed the remainder of the season

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with injuries • made one tackle against Navy • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Started the season on a promising note by playing in the first two games vs. West Chester and South Dakota State before he was sidelined with an injury for the remainder of the year • saw game action primarily on special teams • did not accumulate any statistics • retained freshman eligibility • member of a Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, safety, and quarterback at Montclair High School under head coach Ed Lebida • twice named first team All-State Group 4 • selected first team All-Essex County on defense • named Montclair’s Offensive Player of the Year and Team Most Valuable Player in 2009 • also served as team captain • earned Volken Spirit Award in 2008 • scored 11 touchdowns during senior season • amassed 410 receiving yards, 53 tackles, and two interceptions • ran for 254 yards and four touchdowns during his final Thanksgiving game • also was a three-year starter on the baseball team, and competed for the track team as a senior • peer leader in high school. Personal: Kyle Christopher Gayle (“gail”) • fashion merchandising major at Delaware • son of Lonnie and Lovette Gayle • born Jan. 21, 1992 • has two older sisters • enjoys music, writing songs, and surfing in his spare time • uncle, Earl Vaughn, played football at Syracuse • cousin, Justin Wortham, played football at North Carolina State. GAYLE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2010 2/0 0 (0) 2011 3/0 1 (0) Totals 5/0 1 (0)

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0 0

Int. 0 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 1 vs. Navy, 2011

At Delaware: Third-year team member as a sophomore • expected to see his role increase dramatically as he is slated to take over the starting center spot with the graduation of Rob McDowell, a two-time AllColonial Athletic Association all-star who started every game of his career at guard and center • heady player who is ready to take over important offensive line after learning under McDowell for two seasons • will be part of a rebuilt offensive line that must replace four starters. 2011 Season: Saw action in one game for the Blue Hens as a backup lineman • made collegiate debut at center in early season victory over Delaware State • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played center for head coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High School • twoyear starter and three-year varsity player who led team to a three-year record of 31-5 and two WCAC league championships • team captain as a senior • two-time All-Washington Catholic Athletic League (WCAC) selection • invited to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl in 2009 • voted team’s Most Valuable Lineman as a senior • key blocker for standout RB Marcus Coker who ran for a school record 341 yards vs. Gilman in 2009 • lettered as a sophomore in wrestling • Maryland Distinguished Scholar and National Honor Society student. Personal: Jacob Thomas “Jake” Geiser (“guy-zur”) • born Dec. 9, 1991 • civil engineering major at Delaware • son of Jim and Elaine Geiser.

At Delaware: Third-year member of the team as a junior • two-year letterwinner • will once again play a key part in a Delaware secondary that ranks among the best in the nation with all four starters back • projected as the team's No. 2 strong safety behind senior Tim Breaker to start season • will also play a vital role on special teams • one of the most athletic players on the team • has outstanding speed and quickness despite knee injury • a key cog on the punt protection team • has appeared in 25 career games with three starts and contributed 38 tackles (29 solo stops) and one pass breakup. 2011 Season: Made an impressive comeback to see action and make big contribution to defense as a sophomore • underwent knee surgery following the 2010 national title game and was expected to miss most of the season • recovered quickly and was back in the lineup by the second week of the season vs. West Chester • appeared in 10 games during the season and started in the Blue Hen secondary vs. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Towson • recorded 18 total tackles and made 15 solo stops • made season-best eight tackles vs. Towson • had three tackles each against Massachusetts and Rhode Island • recovered a fumble and ran it back k32 yards for a touchdown in early season 45-0 win over Delaware State • named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Delaware State • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding first season at Delaware • one of only four true freshmen to see playing time • played in all 15 games, primarily on special teams • collected 20 tackles, including 14 solo stops • had season-high five tackles vs. Towson and three vs. Rhode Island • returned three kickoffs for 66 yards, including a season-best 30-yarder against Georgia Southern in the national semifinal game • made a number of outstanding plays while covering punts • recovered a muffed punt inside the James Madison five-yard like that set up Delaware's first score of the game in a 13-10 victory • most memorable play of the season came against Rhode Island when, in an attempt to keep the punt from rolling into the end zone, he made a diving back flip and threw the ball between his legs back into the field of play • suffered torn ligaments in his knee while covering a kickoff in the national championship game vs. Eastern Washington • Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national

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title game under Keeler. High School: Played cornerback for head coach Joe Reynolds at Fletcher High School • led team to three-year record of 27-6 • team won conference titles in 2007 and 2008, district titles in 2008 and 2009, and advanced to the state playoffs all three years • named to North Florida Super 24 team as a senior when he was named the North Florida District Defensive Player of the Year and First Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year • three-time first team all-conference and all-district selection • collected 114 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, five blocked kicks, 25 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and three interceptions as a senior • scored five defensive touchdowns as a senior • had 12 career blocked kicks • averaged 31 yards per punt return • named Florida “Buddy of the Year” for the Tops Soccer Association for developmentally challenged youths • attended Delaware Camp in June. Personal: Jacob Dean “Jake” Giusti (“justy”) • business management major at Delaware • son of Larry and Mikie Giusti • born May 25, 1992 • related to former Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball pitcher Dave Giusti.

GIUSTI’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2010 15/0 20 (14) 2011 10/3 18 (15) Totals 25/3 38 (29)

TFL 0.5-1 0-0 0.5-1

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 1 1

Int. 0 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 5 vs. Towson, 2010

At Delaware: Walk-on and a second-year member of the squad • will add depth to a young offensive line that is rebuilding after the loss of four starters, including All-Americans and NFL signees Gino Gradkowski and Shea Allard • projected as the team's No. 2 center behind sophomore Jake Geiser. 2011 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligiblity • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. High School: Standout in football and track & field at A.I. duPont High School • four-year letterwinner at center in football for head coach Zeb Blum • earned second team all-conference honors as a senior when he won the All-State Sportsmanship Award • played in the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game at Delaware Stadium this past summer • led team to a record of 18-2 over his final two seasons, including an undefeated regular season mark in 2009 • threw shot put and discus for track and field team • track coach was Brandt Kennedy, a former standout placekicker at Delaware and the father of current Blue Hen offensive lineman Bobby Kennedy • student council member • President of Blue Gold Club. Personal: Justin Anthony Glenn • born May 25, 1993 • son of Tony and Ronna Glenn • older brother, Ryan, is a member of the UD football operations student staff • health & physical education major with a minor in coaching science at Delaware • father was an All-American center at Delaware during a career that spanned 1975-77 • father is the Executive Director of the DFRC, whose mission is to enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities and sponsor the annual Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star High School Football Game played at Delaware Stadium each June.

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At Delaware: Second-year team member • redshirt freshman walk-on kicker • will add backup support to first team 2011 All-Colonial Athletic Association first team pick and 2012 All-American candidate Sean Baner • kicked a 32-yard field goal and converted an extra point in Blue-White Spring Game in April • switched number to 29 from 23 in spring. 2001 Season: Did not see action for the Blue Hens • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played football and soccer at La Costa Canyon High School • played football for head coach Sean Sovacool • team went 9-4 his final year • scored 66 points and had eight field goals as a senior • played forward in soccer and led team to 18-11 record as a senior. Personal: Garrett Michael Greenway • born July 21, 1993 • sport management major at Delaware • son of Jim and Kim Greenway • enjoys surfing and playing soccer in his spare time • has two brothers and a sister • brother, Brad, was a first team All-Ivy kicker in 2011 as a senior at Cornell and became the school's career leader in kick scoring, field goals, and extra points, while becoming the first player in school history to lead the team in scoring four straight years • father has been his kicking coach.

At Delaware: Fourth-year walk-on who will continue to push for playing time on the offensive line • one of team’s biggest players at 6-6 and 320 lbs. • projected as team's No. 3 right guard behind starter Bobby Kennedy and backup Nick Cattolico • part of a rebuilding offensive front that must replace four starters • looking to avoid injuries that have limited his play in the past. 2011 Season: Saw first career action in early season win over Delaware State but did not play after that • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action for the Blue Hens • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action as a true freshman • redshirted and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Competed in football and track and field at Ocean City High School • three-year starter at offensive tackle in football for head coach Marc Impogliazzo • competed for two seasons in track and field as a shot putter • two-year starter and letterwinner in football • led team to a 6-4 record as a senior when he earned honorable mention all-league honors • honor roll student. Personal: Jeffrey Brian "Jeff" Haas • born May 9, 1991 • son of Jeff and Annamarie Haas • has a younger sister • history education major at Delaware • would like to teach and coach football after graduation • mother is a teacher • enjoys music and playing basketball in his spare time • has worked as a busboy and a valet during the summers.

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At Delaware: Second-year member of squad as a wide receiver • talented athlete with good size and speed • should make an impact for receiver corps that includes senior standouts Nihja White and Rob Jones • projected as the No. 2 wideout behind White entering the season • can also return kick and punts • caught a pass for nine yards in Blue-White Spring Game in April. 2011 Season: Did not see action and retained freshman eligibility • enrolled at Delaware during Winter Session (2012) and took part in spring drills • originally signed with Hens' CAA rival Richmond but left due to a coaching change • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Stu Brown at Varina High School • finished high school career in 2009 and graduated from high school in 2010 • lettered for three seasons in football and basketball and one year in track and field • earned first team all-district and second team all-region honors as a senior in 2009 • earned second team all-district laurels as a junior in 2008 • team went 11-1 and captured district and regional championships his senior year • earned allacademic honors from school for each sport. Personal: Jerel ("juh-rell") A. Harrison • born June 24, 1992 • son of Terri Harrison and the late Jerome Harrison • has not declared a major a Delaware.

At Delaware: One of the top dual threats in the Colonial Athletic Association as a cornerback and kickoff returner • All-America candidate at both positions • second-year player at Delaware after transfer from the University of Maryland • outstanding athlete with great coverage skills and outstanding speed for returns • one of four returning starters in secondary that ranks among the best in the country • teams with senior Marcus Burley to give Delaware one of the top corneback duos in the nation • teams with Michael Johnson to provide Hens with one of top kick return tandems in the nation • pre-season first team All-Colonial Athletic Association at cornerback by league coaches • College Football Performance Award Pre-Season AllAmerican at both cornerback and kick returner • ranked as the No. 10 kick returner and No. 16 cornerback nationally by College Sporting News • Beyond Sports Network third team pre-season All-American • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills • registered three tackles and two interceptions in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game. 2011 Season: Made huge impact on defense and special teams in first season at Delaware after transfer from Maryland • named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association as a cornerback • started all 11 games for the Blue Hens at cornerback and was team's top kickoff returner • ranked third on the team with 52 total tackles, including 41 solo stops • led team with nine pass breakups • ranked No. 11 in the nation in kickoff return avg., No. 15 in passes defended (13), and No. 23 in interceptions (four) • had season-best 10 tackles vs. Massachusetts • also had eight stops vs. Towson and six vs. Old Dominion • ranked No. 2 on the team with four interceptions for 29 yards • had all four interceptions over final seven games of the season, picking off passes vs. Maine, William & Mary, Rhode Island, and Richmond • returned 18 kickoffs for 497 yards to

lead the team with a 27.6 yard average • had four kick returns for 117 yards vs. Old Dominion • returned a kick 86 yards for a touchdown in 35-30 win over CA champion Towson • returned one kickoff for 61 yards in final game of the season vs. Villanova • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for performance against Towson • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. At Maryland: Two-year member of the squad under head coach Ralph Friedgen. 2010 Season: Moved into the lineup as a redshirt freshman and played in eight games as a backup and special teams player • recorded two tackles on special teams • team that went 9-4 and defeated East Carolina in the Military Bowl under Friedgen. 2009 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility at Maryland • team went 2-10 under Friedgen. High School: Played cornerback, quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Quince Orchard High School for head coach Dave Mencarini • three-year starter who earned All-State honors as a senior • ranked No. 9 in SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic 54 • rated the 12th-best cornerback in the nation according to Scout • rated the fifth-best player in Maryland and the 22nd-best cornerback nationally by Rivals • No. 196 in the Rivals 250, which ranks the top overall players nationwide for the class of 2009 • recorded 25 tackles and two interceptions as a senior in 2008 • accounted for 11 touchdowns on offense as Quince Orchard (10-2) advanced to the 4A West finals • invited to participate in the Under Armour All-American game • had 42 tackles on defense and more than 1,100 yards of total offense as a junior in 2007 in helping the Cougars claim the 4A state championship • honor roll student • also recruited by West Virginia, Florida and Oregon. Personal: Travis Lamont Hawkins • born Feb. 18, 1991 • son of Cheryl Hawkins and Thomas Addison • criminal justice major at Delaware • would like to become an FBI agent after graduation • youngest of four children • calls Hall of Famer Deion Sanders his biggest influence in football. HAWKINS’ CAREER STATISTICS Defense Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2011 11/11 52 (41) Totals 11/11 52 (41)

TFL 2.0-3 2.0-3

Sacks 0-0 0-0

PD 9 9

Int. 4 4

Avg. 27.6 27.6

TD 1 1

Long 86 86

Career-High Tackles: 10 vs. Massachusetts, 2011 Kickoff Returns Year G/S 2011 11/11 Totals 11/11

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Yards 497 497

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At Delaware: Former walk-on who has developed into one of the top No. 2 running backs in the Colonial Athletic Association • perfect compliment to All-American junior Andrew Pierce in UD backfield • three-year letterwinner and one of the team's most seasoned veterans with 33 games under his belt • for his career, has carried the ball 279 times for 1,131 yards (4.0 avg.) and eight touchdowns • 1,131 career yards ranks No. 46 all-time at Delaware • has also caught 20 passes for 108 yards • has 1,322 career all-purpose yards • exciting runner who is Delaware's top big-play threat in the backfield • shifty runner with ability to patiently wait for the hole to develop and then bust through • also productive in catching passes out of the backfield • rushed for 48 yards and caught a pass for three yards in 2012 Delaware Blue-White Spring Game. 2011 Season: Once again proved to be an outstanding runner and backup in UD backfield • saw action in 10 games as No. 2 running back behind All-American Andrew Pierce • ranked second on the team in rushing • carried the ball 86 times for 393 yards and 4.6 average • had season-high 66 yards on 20 carries vs. Old Dominion • recorded eight carries for 61 yards vs. Navy, 54 yards on 10 carries vs. Villanova, and 51 yards vs. West Chester • also had season-long run for 21 yards vs. Navy • caught seven passes for 20 yards • returned five kicks for 83 yards for a 16.6 yard average • named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Offensive Player for spring drills for the second time in his career • rushed 15 times for a game-high 51 yards and caught a pass in the spring game • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed an outstanding second season in the backfield for the Blue Hens • earned second letter in as many years • played in 12 of the 15 games • missed time midway though the season with an ankle injury • ranked second on the team in rushing, carrying the ball 92 times for 528 yards and six touchdowns • had a season high 107 yards on 15 carries against Massachusetts, including a career-long 61-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter to give Delaware a 38-21 lead • carried 12 times for 82 yards against Richmond, including a 40-yard scamper with two minutes left which sealed the victory • had 12 carries for 74 yards and a score vs. Lehigh in the NCAA playoffs • rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns in four post-season games • scored a touchdown in the national title game loss to Eastern Washington • went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Established himself as team’s top running back during pre-season camp • played in all 11 games for the Blue Hens • started the first seven games of the year before missing some time due to an injury •

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led team in rushing with 101 carries for 409 yards (4.0 avg.) and two touchdowns • became first freshman to lead team in rushing since former All-American Omar Cuff in 2004 • had 57 yards rushing and one touchdown in first career start vs. West Chester in collegiate debut • led the team in rushing on six separate occasions with five games over 50 yards • was named CAA Rookie of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week when he became the only Blue Hen to eclipse 100 yards rushing in a game for the season vs. Maine (106 yards with one touchdown) • dual threat who led all running backs with 91 yards receiving on 12 receptions • caught five passes for 49 yards vs. Maine • one of eight Blue Hens to record 10 or more receptions on the year • team went 6-5 for Keeler • selected as Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Offensive Player by coaching staff following spring drills. 2008 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • made traveling squad late in the season but did not see game action • was standout on scout teams in practice sessions • team went 4-8 under Keeler. High School: Played football and ran track and field at Howell High School • two-year letterwinner in football for head coach Cory Davis • played running back, defensive back, and returned kicks in football • led team to the state championship as a senior in 2007 • holds school's single game record for rushing with 289 yards and four touchdowns • ran for 1,065 yards as a senior • earned all-division and third team allconference honors as a senior • played in conference all-star game • four-year letterwinner in track and field as a sprinter • two-year captain • state finalist in the 400 meters both indoors and outdoors • holds school records in the indoor and outdoor 200 and 400 meter dash events • competed at the prestigious Penn Relays • National Honor Society • Peer Mentor. Personal: David Hayes • born Nov. 12, 1989 • son of David and Celeste Hayes • has a younger brother and sister • brother, Will, is a sophomore defensive back at NCAA Division I FBS Temple in Philadelphia • accounting and financing major at Delaware • would like to attend law school after graduation • has worked as a retail sales associate during the summer • enjoys going to the beach in the summer • started playing football at the age of five.

HAYES’ CAREER STATISTICS Rushing Year G/S Attempts 2009 11/7 101 2010 12/0 92 2011 10/0 86 Totals 33/7 279

Yards 409 528 393 1131

Avg. 4.0 5.7 4.6 4.0

TD 2 6 0 8

Long 25 61 21 61

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 18 -3 17 18

Career-high Rushing Yards: 107 vs. Massachusetts, 2010 Receiving Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G/S 11/7 12/0 10/0 33/7

Recpt. 12 1 7 20

Yards 91 -3 20 108

Career-High Receiving Yards: 49 vs. Maine, 2009

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At Delaware: Lone returning starter on Blue Hen offensive line that lost four starters, including AllAmericans and NFL hopefuls Gino Gradkowski and Shea Allard • fourth-year team member who will start again at left tackle for the second straight year • two-year letterwinner who has the potential to be an AllColonial Athletic Association performer and teams with veteran backup Erle Ladson to give Hens one of the top tackle tandems in the league • has played in 25 career games with 14 starts • one of the team's biggest players at 6-6 and 310 lbs. 2011 Season: Started all 11 games for the Blue Hens at left tackle • earned second letter • teamed with the likes of Gradkowski, Allard, and Rob McDowell to help Delaware rank No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing (165.5 yards per game), scoring (25.8 points per game), and sacks allowed (1.82 per game) • helped pave way for All-American Andrew Pierce • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Enjoyed a solid season while earning his first letter • saw action in 14 games, making three starts • earned the start vs. William & Mary and in playoff wins over Lehigh and New Hampshire, filling in for an injured Shea Allard • was a key contributor to an offensive line that helped the Blue Hens rank in the top two in the CAA in rushing yards, passing yards and total offense per game • was also used as a blocking tight end and had to switch his jersey number to 92 during games • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Offensive tackle for head coach Joe Walsh at Henderson High School • led 2007 team to a 12-2 record, a second place district finish, and the Ches-Mont League title • team amassed over 3,500 yards for the season • three-year letterwinner who started 36 career games • selected No. 1 offensive lineman in southeastern Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2008 • two-time All-Southeastern Pennsylvania, two-time AllArea, and two-time All-Ches-Mont League pick • also earned all-county honors • played in Big 33 state allstar game • also played defensive end as a senior • two-time National Latin Exam Gold Medalist. Personal: Brandon Warren Heath • born August 7, 1991 • son of Dave and Deb Heath • has an older brother and sister • history major at Delaware • would like to become a history teacher and football coach after graduation.

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a key special teams performer • walkon who returns as team's regular short snapper on placements but will also add long snapping duties on punts this fall • will once again work closely with holder Tim Donnelly and kicker Sean Baner on kicks and with Rauley Zaragoza on punts. 2011 Season: Appeared in all 11 games for the Blue Hens and earned first letter • played a key role for team as the primary short snapper on placements and the No. 3 snapper behind Corey Olsen and Mark Schenauer on punts • teamed with Donnelly and Baner to help unit connect on all 29 extra point attempts and 15 of 20 field goal opportunities and help Baner earn first team All-CAA honors • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action in his second year with the team • gained valuable experience snapping for the scout team on special teams • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD to retain freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Earned seven varsity letters in football, basketball, and lacrosse at nearby Elkton High School • two-year member of football team for head coach Bill Russell • played defensive end for team that went 10-3 in 2007 • three-year letterwinner on attack in lacrosse • played center for two seasons in basketball and led squad to a mark of 21-5 as a junior. Personal: Edward Aldus "Eddie" Herr, Jr • .born Oct. 15, 1991 • son of Ed and Christina Herr • has an older sister • history major who would like to become a teacher and coach after graduation • father is a former event supervisor at UD's Bob Carpenter Center • mother is a graduate of CAA foe Towson University • enjoys fishing and lacrosse in spare time.

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HIRT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2009 2/0 0 (0) 2010 3/0 2 (1) 2011 6/0 1 (0) Totals 11/0 3 (1)

TFL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0 0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 1 vs. Towson, Villanova, 2010; vs. West Chester, 2011

At Delaware: Fourthyear member of the squad as a senior linebacker • hard-nosed played who could also see action on kick coverage for special teams • looking to increase his production in his final collegiate season • coming off an outstanding spring in which he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Defense • projected as the No. 3 middle linebacker behind AllAmerican candidate Paul Worrilow and sophomore standout Patrick Callaway • has appeared in 11 career games and contributed three tackles • enjoyed an outstanding 2012 Blue-White Spring Game as he recorded a team-high eight tackles, had one quarterback sack, and added a fumble recovery in a dominating defensive effort. 2011 Season: Saw the most action of his career with the Blue Hens as a linebacker and special teams performer • saw action in six games as a backup • registered a tackle in victory over West Chester in home opener • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw action in three games for the Blue Hens, primarily on special teams • earned first letter • recorded two tackles on the year • had an assist in the Homecoming win vs. Towson • recorded first career solo tackle vs. Villanova • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: One of seven true freshmen to see playing time on the defense • played in two games, vs. West Chester and Navy • saw action primarily as a reserve linebacker and on special teams • did not record any tackles • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Standout linebacker and fullback at North Hills High School for head coach Jack McCurry • led team to 9-2 record and Northern Six Conference title as a senior in 2008 • collected 320 career tackles, the fourth highest mark in school history and had 126 as a senior when he also posted three sacks and an interception • led North Hills in tackles each of his final three seasons • had 22 stops in his final high school game • three-year starter and two-year captain • three-time first team allconference selection • two-time Fabulous 22 North pick • team Most Valuable Player as a senior and team’s Most Valuable Linebacker three times • National Honor Society student who graduated with school's highest honors. Personal: Michael Vincent "Mike" Hirt • born August 13, 1990 • son of Ronald and Leslie Ann Hirt • has an older sister and younger brother • criminal justice major at Delaware • enjoys weightlifting and running in his spare time • mother is a special education teacher.

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At Delaware: Third-year transfer from Northeastern • looking to come back strong after missing entire 2011 season with a knee injury suffered in pre-season and surgery • projected to start at outside linebacker as part of a talented Blue Hen linebacker unit • talented senior with outstanding skills and speed • could also give the Hens a big lift on special teams coverage units. 2011 Season: Was expected to battle for a starting spot at outside linebacker in second season with the Blue Hens but suffered a yearending knee injury in pre-season drills and did not see action • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Appeared in 13 games as a key contributor on special teams and some defensive packages in first year with Blue Hens after transfer from Northeastern • overcame pre-season injuries and collected 13 total tackles, including a season-best four vs. Towson on Homecoming • was named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Massachusetts • collected two tackles, recovered a fumble and returned in 21 yards and intercepted a pass in the end zone to stop the final Minuteman drive • recorded one sack on the season, vs. Villanova • had another tackle for loss vs. Lehigh to up his season total to 1.5 • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under

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Keeler. At Northeastern: Saw action at defensive back as a true freshman at Northeastern in 2009 for head coach Rocky Hager • school dropped program following the season • twice was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week • earned the Huskies’ Co-Rookie of the Year award • appeared in final seven games as a starter and recorded 32 tackles, three interceptions, one sack, four tackles for loss, and forced two fumbles • intercepted passes vs. Holy Cross, New Hampshire, and Hofstra • posted seasonhigh eight tackles vs. Massachusetts and added six against William & Mary • recorded a 14-yard sack against Towson. High School: Played three years of varsity football at Brookline High under head coach and former Northeastern football letterman Laz Mitjans • manned the safety and wide receiver positions • named a Bay State All-Star his senior season • once had a nine-catch, 150-yard game with two touchdowns • also ran track for four years at Brookline High • played basketball for one season • played in Shriner’s All-Star game • member of the African American Scholars program. Personal: Kyle James Hunte • born Feb. 14, 1991 in Boston • son of Alan and Roylene Hunte • health behavior science major with a minor in strength & conditioning at Delaware • has an older brother, AJ, and a twin brother Chad • Chad was a teammate at Northeastern and is a third-year player at the University of Massachusetts • father lettered in football at Northeastern from 1978-81 • mother also attended Northeastern • AJ wrestled at the University of Pittsburgh. HUNTE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2010 12/0 13 (4) Totals 12/0 13 (4)

TFL 1.5-0 1.5-0

Sacks 1-7 1-7

PD 1 1

Int. 1 1

Career-High Tackles: 4 vs. Towson, 2010

At Delaware: First-year transer from Bowling Green • has sophomore eligibility after spending two years at BGSU • will battle with returning starter Tim Donnelly for starting spot in pre-season camp • also in the mix will be former starter Trevor Sasek who underwent off-season knee surgery and may be limited early on • talented quarterback with great size at 6-4 and 220 lbs. and a strong arm • transferred during Winter Session (2012) and took part in spring drills • went 7 for 16 for 53 yards and threw two interceptions in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game. At Bowling Green: Two-year team member at NCAA Division I FBS affiliate Bowling Green for head coach Dave Clawson • team went 7-17 over his two seasons. 2011 Season: Played in four games as a backup quarterback as a redshirt freshman • completed 9 of 16 passes for 115 yards and one interception for the season • also rushed four times for 31 yards • was 6 of 10 for 69 yards vs. Western Michigan • hit on 3 of 4 passes for 46 yards in win over Morgan State • was 0 for 2 passing vs. Northern Illinois • team went 5-7 under Clawson. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 2-10 under Clawson. High School Honors: Standout quarterback at Greensburg Central Catholic for head coach Muzzy Collosimo • team captain • helped lead his team to a conference championship and an appearance in the state AA finals • played in East-West Pennsylvania All-Star game • first team All-State as a senior by the Associated Press • holds the school record for passing yards in a season and career • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com. Personal: Trenton James "Trent" Hurley • born Aug. 6, 1991 • son of James and Lauren Hurley • has one brother and one sister • enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences at Delaware • grandfather Lawrence “Bobby” Locke pitched for Cleveland, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and California in Major League Baseball.

At Delaware: Fifth-year team member as a senior • three-year letterwinner • one of the squad's most versatile players and a team leader • rare two-way player • special teams captain who will also play a key role on the Blue Hen defense at linebacker • could also action at running back as a short yardage specialist • outstanding athlete who excels at covering kickoffs and punts • projected to start season as team's No. 2 outside linebacker behind senior Kyle Hunte • runs hard and is an asset blitzing from the outside • one of team's active leaders with 33 career games played • has rushed for 638 yards on 162 carries (3.9 average) with eight touchdowns • has caught five passes for 30 yards • defensively, has registered 33 career tackles with 23 solo stops • five-time Blue Hen Touchdown Club Player of the Week award winner • rushed for a game-high 51 yards and one touchdown, recorded two tackles, and intercepted a pass in the 2012 Blue-White Spring Game. 2011 Season: Triple threat who appeared in all 11 games and started one at outside linebacker against West Chester • named team's special teams captain early in the season • carried the ball five times for 20 yards against Delaware State in a backup role • made 26 total tackles and 20 solo tackles • had season-high seven tackles against Richmond • also had four tackles against West Chester and Old Dominion • returned one interception for nine yards vs. West Chester • made one tackle for loss vs. Old Dominion • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Team Player of the Week on four occasions (Navy, West Chester, Delaware State, Richmond) • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Appeared in 14 games for the Blue Hens as the team’s No. 3 running back behind All-American Andrew Pierce and David Hayes • saw action on special teams as well • ranked third on the team in rushing yards, gaining 302 yards on 58 carries while scoring two touchdowns • rushed five times for 21 yards in the season opener vs. West Chester • collected 55 yards on seven carries vs. Duquesne • had 11 rushes for a career-high 88 yards in Homecoming win vs. Towson, including a 63-yard run for a touchdown to give Delaware a 34-0 lead • rushed 13 times for 45 yards and a touchdown against Massachusetts • also caught two passes for 19 yards • registered five tackles while playing special teams, including two solos • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Towson game • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Had an excellent pre-season and moved immediately

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into the Blue Hens’ running back rotation • saw immediate action as one of three true freshmen to see playing time on offense • saw action in eight games including one start vs. Towson • team’s second leading rusher with 316 yards on 99 carries (3.2 avg.) and a team-high six touchdowns despite missing three games with injuries • 39.5 yards per game led the squad • caught three passes for 11 yards out of the backfield • sat out games vs. William & Mary at mid-season and final two vs. Navy and Villanova due to injuries • first carry came against West Chester for a five-yard gain when he finished with 41 yards in collegiate debut • rushed for a season-high 61 yards vs. Maine • rushed for 52 yards and three touchdowns in first career start vs. Towson • 23 carries vs. Maine were the most by a UD runner all season • led the team in rushing on two occasions (vs. Richmond & James Madison) • became an immediate threat in the short-yardage and goal-line situations • also recorded two tackles on special teams • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Played running back for head coach Terry Gilliam at Edward H. White High School • team Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior • ran for 1,350 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, including a 267-yard effort and two touchdowns and a 77-yard kickoff return in one game • named to the Florida Times-Union Super 24 team as one of the top players in northern Florida and south Georgia. Personal: Leon Henry Jackson II • born Feb. 22, 1990 • son of Leon Jackson and Dee Williams • University studies major at Delaware • one of team’s most active members in community service projects.

JACKSON’S’ CAREER STATISTICS Rushing Year G/S Attempts 2009 8/1 99 2010 14/0 58 2011 11/1 5 Totals 33/2 162

Yards 316 302 20 638

Avg. 3.2 5.2 0 3.9

TD 6 2 0 8

Long 14 63 6 63

Avg. 3.7 9.5 0.0 6.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 8 12 0 12

Career-high Rushing Yards: 88 vs. Towson, 2010 Receiving Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G/S 8/1 14/0 11/1 33/2

Recpt. 3 2 0 5

Yards 11 19 0 30

Career-High Receiving Yards: 49 vs. Maine, 2009 Defense Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G/S 8/1 14/0 11/1 33/2

Tackles (Solo) 2 (1) 5 (2) 26 (20) 33 (23)

Career-High Tackles: 7 vs. Richmond, 2011

TFL 0-0 0-0 1-3 1-3

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0 2 2

Int. 0 0 1 1

At Delaware: Second-year team member and one of the squad's top triple threats • projected to take over starting spot at wide receiver and will continue to play a key part of the Blue Hens' kickoff return unit • outstanding athlete with good size and speed who is also an effective ball carrier • will be a key part of the team's passing attack • will out-muscle defenders for the ball and is an effective runner after the catch • teams with junior Travis Hawkins to give Delaware one of the nation's top kickoff returns tandems • caught two passes for 18 yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game • switched number from 29 to 17 in the spring. 2011 Season: Appeared in 10 games during his freshman season • backup wide receiver and kickoff return specialist • carried the ball four times for 24 yards • made three catches for 19 yards • was second on the team in kickoff returns with 16 for 390 yards and a 24.4-yard average that ranked him No. 32 in the nation • teamed with Hawkins to make Delaware the only team in the nation to have two players rank in the top 35 in return average • caught two passes for five yards vs. Rhode Island and snared a pass for 14 yards against Villanova • carried the ball twice on sweeps for 26 yards vs. William & Mary • saw only spot duty until mid-season when he energized the team as a kick returner • burst on to the scene vs. Rhode Island when he returned seven kickoffs for 141 yards (20.1 avg.), including a 29-yard return, made a tackle, and recovered a fumble • enjoyed another outstanding performance in a win over eventual CAA champion Towson the following week when he returned three kickoffs for 150 yards (50.0 avg.), including a career-high 80-yard return and another 51-yard return on the opening kickoff • became first player in UD history to have two kickoff returns of 50 or more yards in the same game • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs. Towson • missed West Chester game with an injury • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver at Gainesville High School for head coach Ryan Smith • enjoyed outstanding two-year high school career before suffering a season-ending knee injury prior to his senior year • was receiving interest from several SEC schools • caught 15 passes for 413 yards and five touchdowns and ran for three others scores as a junior in 2008 • .earned all-area honors as a junior • caught 12 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2007 • two-year starter who led squad to record of 19-4 and two state playoff appearances • team went 9-2 in 2008 and 10-2 in 2009 • also competed in track and field. Personal: Michael O'Shay Johnson • born Sept. 10, 1991 • son of Gwendolyn Johnson • strength & conditioning major at Delaware • enjoys basketball and playing cards during his spare time.

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Yards 24 24

Avg. 0 0

TD 0 0

Long 14 14

Receiving Year 2011 Totals

Yards 19 19

Avg. 6.3 6.3

TD 0 0

Long 14 14

G/S 10/0 10/0

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Avg. 24.4 24.4

TD 0 0

Long 80 80


At Delaware: Fourth-year player who is a triple threat • always capable of making the big play as a receiver, punt returner, or on a reverse • three-year letterwinner who is among the team's most exciting players • dynamic player who has a great ability to make defenders miss and finds ways to get open • shifty runner with great hands • named to College Football Performance Awards pre-season All-American team as a punt returner • ranked as the No. 19 punt returner in the nation by College Sporting News • CSN pre-season second team All-CAA selection as a punt returner • among team's active leaders with 1,281 career all-purpose yards • has played in 34 career games with 11 starts • has caught 74 passes for 946 yards (12.8) and six touchdowns and returned 41 punts for 296 yards (7.4 avg.) • needs 26 receptions to become the 15th player in UD history to reach 100 receptions for his career • needs 54 yards to become the 27th player at Delaware to reach the 1,000-yard plateau • ranks No. 11 in the NCAA among active returning players for career punt return avg. (7.2) • 41 career punt returns ranks No. 11 all-time at Delaware while 296 yards rank No. 10 • caught game-high five passes for 48 yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game. 2011 Season: Put in another solid season for the Blue Hens as a reliable wideout and punt return specialist • played in all 11 games and earned only start of the season vs. Massachusetts • ranked third on the squad in receiving with 26 receptions for 338 yards (13.0 avg.) and two touchdowns • had a career-long 36-yard catch vs. Rhode Island, scoring a touchdown on the final play of the game in a UD setback • returned 17 punts for 164 yards (9.4 avg.) with a long return of 31 yards vs. Old Dominion • 9.4 average was the 10th best single season mark in UD history • ranked No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association and No. 20 in the NCAA with a 9.6 punt return average • caught passes in 8 of 11 games with a career-high five receptions each vs. Navy and Rhode Island • caught five passes for 73 yards in season-opener vs. Navy and five for 73 yards vs. Rhode Island, including the 36-yard touchdown reception • also had three catches each vs. West Chester, Old Dominion, William & Mary, Massachusetts, and Villanova • also caught a touchdown pass with a 32-yard reception from Tim Donnelly • returned season-high four punt returns for 69 yards vs. ODU and three for 27 yards against Villanova • also rushed four times for 25 yards • had two catches for 13 yards in 2011 spring game. 2010 Season: Earned second letter, appearing in all 15 games with six starting assignments • ranked No.

6 on the team in receiving, catching 29 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns • had a season- high 105 yards on six catches vs. Maine • won Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Game honors for his performance • had four catches for 48 yards in the season opener vs. West Chester • recorded first touchdown of the year vs. Massachusetts • also had two catches for 19 yards • had four rushes for 17 yards on the season, including a nine-yard run vs. Duquesne • team’s full-time punt returner who averaged 6.4 yards on 17 returns • returned three punts for 42 yards, including a career-long 21-yarder, vs. West Chester • had two returns for 16 yards against Maine • brought a punt back 10 yards vs. New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinal victory • No. 4 on the team with 525 all-purpose yards • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler. 2009 Season: One of only three true freshman to see action during season • had great fall practices and entered season opener vs. West Chester as a starter at the wide receiver position • played in eight games as a freshman, including starts in each of the first four games • missed three games with injury (UMass, Towson, James Madison) • finished as Delaware’s sixth leading receivers with 19 receptions for 208 yards (10.9 avg.) and two touchdowns • also returned seven punts for 24 yards (3.4 avg.) • first career reception went for six yards vs. West Chester • first career touchdown pass came on the other end of a Devlin pass against Delaware State • enjoyed his biggest day vs. William & Mary when he set a UD single game freshman record with 10 receptions while gaining 113 yards and scoring on a 25-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter • named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts • caught three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown vs. Delaware State and three passes for 28 yards against eventual national champion Villanova • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver, quarterback, and also returned kicks and punts at Armwood High School for head coach Sean Callahan • played for a team that had several NCAA Division I FBS signings and was ranked among the nation’s top teams during the season • team went 12-1 and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs in 2008 • led team in receiving as both a junior and senior • earned first team All-Western Conference honors as a senior as both a receiver and kick returner • team went 51-4 during his four seasons, was state runner-up in 2005, and captured three district and two regional titles • also competed four seasons in track and field as a hurdler and sprinter • advanced to the state regionals in track this past spring. Personal: Robert "Rob" Jones • born May 28, 1991 • mother is in the U.S. Army • one of four children • sport management major at Delaware • enjoys electronics, cars, and playing video games in his spare time • cousin of former Major League baseball standout pitcher Dwight Gooden • cousin, Ronnie McCullough, played football at South Florida and cousin, Marquise McCullough, played basketball at St. Leo's.

JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS Receiving Year G/S Recpt. 2009 8/4 19 2010 15/6 29 2011 11/1 26 Totals 34/11 74

Yards 208 400 338 946

Avg. 10.9 13.8 13.9 12.8

TD 2 2 2 6

Long 28 32 36 36

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Avg. 3.4 6.4 9.4 7.4

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At Delaware: Fourth-year team member as a junior • has changed positions several times during career and battled injuries but looks to have finally found a home on Delaware offensive line • projected to take over starting right guard position with graduation of two-year starter Will Nagle • will play an integral role as Hens look to replace four starters on offensive front • started career as a defensive tackle but moved to tight end and now offensive guard • outstanding athlete who has good footwork and long arms • was rewarded for outstanding spring by being named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Offense in April • looks to be back at full strength after missing entire 2011 season with a leg injury • has played in seven career games - all on defense • former member of UD outdoor track & field team as a weight thrower. 2011 Season: Suffered leg injury in pre-season drills and did not see game action for the Blue Hens • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Earned first letter as he appeared in seven games, primarily on special teams and as part of the defensive tackle rotation • collected three tackles during the course of the season • had a season-high two tackles vs. Duquesne • recorded an assist vs. West Chester in the season opener in his collegiate debut • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler. High School: Outstanding two-way tackle at nearby Caravel Academy for head coach Mike Aruanno • led team to four-year record of 42-8 which included a state title in 2005, runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2007, and a quarterfinal appearance in 2008 • posted 168 career tackles, including 18 for loss and four sacks • had 81 tackles, including six for loss, as a senior in 2008 • earned second team All-State honors in 2008 • played in Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game at Delaware Stadium • standout in track and field • earned first team All-State honors in indoor shot put and in outdoor shot put and discus during his final two seasons • four-time high school USATF All-American and eighth in nation in indoor weight throw • two-time state champion in the shot put and three-time state champion in the discus • named Delaware's Gatorade Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 2009. Personal: Robert Brandt "Bobby" Kennedy, Jr • born May 18, 1991 • son of Brandt and Cathy Kennedy • criminal justice major at Delaware • father was a standout kicker for Delaware in 1977-79 and was a teammate of Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler • Brandt led 1979 team to NCAA Division II national title when he was an All-East selection • converted a school-record 12 field goals in 1978 and a UD record 62 extra points in 1979 • No. 7 all-time at Delaware with 21 career field goals and No. 2 with 128 career extra points • grandfather, Robert L. Kennedy, played college football at West Chester • Bobby competed for the UD outdoor track & field team in 2011, joining the squad after spring football drills • posted three top 10 finishes at the Colonial Athletic Association Outdoor Championships, finishing fifth in the shot put (48-11), fifth in the discus (150-1 1/4), and ninth in the hammer (164-2 1/4) • hammer throw was second best in UD history for a freshman • has two sisters • older sister, Brieanna, was an All-State javelin thrower at Caravel and was a national caliber weight thrower at national power Louisiana State University during her recently completed career.

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At Delaware: First-year transfer from the University of Maryland where he played for two seasons • one of three Maryland transfers in 2012, joining LB David Mackall and DB Mario Rowson • returns to football action for first time since 2010 after not participating for the Terrapins in 2011 • massive, hard-working lineman who is expected to take over the starting spot at right defensive tackle • athletic player for his 330-lb. frame • will have two years of eligibility for the Blue Hens. At Maryland: Played for two seasons at Maryland for head coach Ralph Friedgen • team went 11-14 in his two seasons • played in 25 games and had 23 total tackles in a reserve role at defensive tackle • not a member of the team under first-year head coach Randy Edsall in 2011. 2011 Season: Did not compete in football. 2010 Season: Key backup at defensive tackle for Maryland as a sophomore • led team to 9-4 record and a 51-20 win over East Carolina in the Military Bowl for head coach Ralph Friedgen • team earned a No. 23 final national ranking by the Associated Press • recorded 21 tackles including six solo stops • was also used a goal-line fullback on offense • recorded season-high four tackles vs. West Virginia and added three stops each vs. Navy and Florida International • had two tackles, including one for loss, in Military Bowl win over ECU. 2009 Season: Saw action in 12 games as a backup defensive tackle as a freshman • played a handful of snaps in each game but provided depth in lineup • recorded two tackles, including solo stops vs. Rutgers and Wake Forest • team went 2-10 under Friedgen • entered school in January and participated in spring practice • signed national letter of intent in 2008 but attended prep school. At Fork Union Military Academy: Played one season at Fork Union Military Academy prep school in Virginia in 2008 • ranked No. 42 nationally among prep school recruits by Rivals.com. High School: One of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country at Quince Orchard High School for head coach Dave Mencarini • saw constant double teams as a senior • the 11th-ranked player in the state of Maryland according to Rivals.com • ranked No. 31 nationally among defensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. • also rated No. 55 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 81 by Scout.com • earned All-Met, all-county, and All-State honors in both 2006 and 2007 • totaled 55 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a junior • recorded 40 tackles and three sacks in 2007 as he led Quince Orchard to a state championship win over Arundel • had a fourth-down stop on the goal line in that game • also started at offensive tackle • also recruited by Rutgers, Penn State, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota, among others. Personal: Zachariah "Zach" Kerr • born in Virginia Beach, Va • mother is Tinya Kerr • father is the late Winston Kerr • has two sisters, Zittorah and Zionna • could not play football prior to high school because he was too big, so he helped as an assistant with his local little league team • communications major at Maryland.

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• will play a key leadership role for offensive line unit that must replace four starters, including AllAmericans and NFL hopefuls Gino Gradkowski and Allard • teams with fellow junior Brandon Heath to give Delaware one of the top tackle units in the Colonial Athletic Association • one of team's biggest players at 6-6 and 320 lbs. • continues to improve every season and has potential to be an AllCAA caliber performer • has appeared in 25 career games for Blue Hens • one of team’s most active members in community service projects. 2011 Season: Key member of Blue Hen offensive line as a sophomore • earned second letter • saw action in 10 games in an extensive role as a backup offensive tackle • did not start any games but shared tackle duties with Heath • missed William & Mary game with an injury • helped pave the way for All-American running back Andrew Pierce • helped offense rank No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing (165.5 yards per game) and scoring (25.8 points per game) • team went 74 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Appeared in all 15 contests for the Blue Hens, playing primarily on special teams • was key blocker on kickoff returns which allowed the Hens to gain good field position • also provided good protection on field goals • saw backup action on the offensive line vs. West Chester, Duquesne, Towson, and Lehigh • helped the Blue Hens rank in the top two in the CAA in rushing yards, passing yards and total offense per game while paving the way for All-Americans Pierce in the backfield and Pat Devlin at quarterback • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season with UD and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Outstanding two-way lineman at Cardinal Hayes High School for head coach C.J. O’Neil • school is the alma mater of former Hofstra standout and current Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon • team was “A” Division finalists in 2008 • team won annual Turkey Bowl championship for the first time in 28 years • served as team captain as a senior • earned All-Boro, all-city, and all-league honors as a senior • did not start playing football until his junior year of high school • also served as captain of the basketball team and led squad to 17-10 mark and league championship as a senior • student council member • member of chess club. Personal: Erle ("Earl") Jeffrey Ladson, Jr • .born Nov. 27, 1991 • son of Zunilda Camacho • fourth of five children • history education major at Delaware • mother is a registered nurse • hobbies include reading and playing chess • former Boy Scout • one of team's most active community service volunteers.

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad after transfer from Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College • looking to see an increased role as a junior • adds solid depth to a backfield filled with speed and talent • projected as the team's No. 3 running back behind All-American Andrew Pierce and senior David Hayes • can also return kickoffs • enjoyed an outstanding spring • rushed five times for 39 yards and scored on a one-yard touchdown run and also caught a pass for nine yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game. 2011 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained junior eligibility • team went 74 under head coach K.C. Keeler. At Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College: Played two seasons at running back and kick returner in 2009 and 2010 at Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa. for head coach Mark Duda • team went 5-5 his freshman year and improved to 9-2 in 2010 when the team captured the Graphic Edge Bowl with a victory over Ellsworth Community College. High School: Standout at Timber Creek High School for head coach Robert Hinson • helped lead team to its first state playoff appearance in school history in 2007 when the squad went 7-4 • three-year starter at running back and also returned kickoffs • two-time all-conference selection and two-time team Most Valuable Player • ran for 1,700 yards as a senior • played in the Adam Taliaferro All-Star Game. Personal: Justin Laing ("lang") • born Jan. 5, 1990 in Philadelphia • son of Mike Williams and Jackie Laing • one of seven children • communications major who aspires to be an ESPN analyst • worked at Polo Ralph Lauren Store in Atlantic City, N.J. during the summer • big fan of Will Ferrell movies • comes from an athletic family • brother, Chris Harper, played college football at NCAA Division I Rutgers • brother, Dominique Harper, played football at NCAA Division III Lincoln (Pa.) University • brother, Damon Harper, played basketball at Lincoln • cousin, Arman Shelds, was a standout at CAA rival Richmond • cousin, Evan Shields, currently plays at CAA foe Rhode Island • will also face former Timber Creek teammate Eric Loper (Villanova) and former Lackawanna teammates Grant Enders (Towson) and Josh Bailey (Delaware State) again this fall.

At Delaware: First-year transfer from the University of Maryland where he played for two seasons • one of three Maryland transfers in 2012, joining DL Zach Kerr and DB Mario Rowson • athletic linebacker who is expected to move right into starting spot • solid run-stopper who will take over outside linebacker position after loss of captain and three-year starter Andrew Harrison to graduation • tough-minded, aggressive defensive player who has a good motor • will have two years of eligibility for the Blue Hens. At Maryland: Played linebacker and defensive end for two seasons at Maryland for head coaches Ralph Friedgen and Randy Edsall • teams went 11-14 in his two seasons • played in 20 career games with seven starts over two seasons and recorded 48 tackles • also had six sacks and nine tackles for loss. 2011 Season: Played in eight games with seven starts at defensive end for first-year head coach Randy Edsall

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• team went 2-10 • dismissed from team over final four games • ranked among Terrapin leaders with 30 tackles, including 13 solo stops • also had six tackles for loss (23 yards), three sacks (18 yards), and was second on the team with two forced fumbles • recorded a career-high seven tackles vs. Georgia Tech and added six vs. Temple and four each against Towson and Miami • had two sacks and forced a fumble vs. Towson • had two tackles for loss vs. Georgia Tech and added a sack and a forced fumble against West Virginia. 2010 Season: Reserve linebacker for team that went 9-4 under Friedgen • team was ranked No. 23 in final Associated Press poll after defeating East Carolina 51-20 in Military Bowl • played in 12 games after joining the team in the spring • served as the backup to first team All-ACC performer Alex Wujciak • also saw action on special teams • recorded 18 tackles (9 solo) and was third on team with three sacks • tied for third in the Atlantic Coast Conference among freshmen in sacks • one of five true freshmen to see time during the year • posted a career-high seven tackles, including a career-best two solo stops, vs. Morgan State • had three tackles vs. Florida International and Wake Forest • posted career-highs in tackles for loss (two) and sacks (two) vs. Miami • had one sack for eight-yard loss vs. North Carolina State • recorded his first career interception vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl and returned the pick 34 yards to set up a touchdown. At Fork Union Military Academy: Ranked No. 5 nationally among prep school recruits by Rivals.com in 2009 • signed with Maryland in February but attended the Virginia-based prep school in the fall • coached by John Shuman. High School: Labeled a four-star recruit by Rivals.com as a senior at Edmonson-Westside High School for head coach Dante Jones • ranked No. 24 in SuperPrep's MidAtlantic 54 • rated the ninth-best player in Maryland and the 15th-best strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals • rated the 83rd-best defensive end nationally by Scout • tallied 91 tackles, including six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries despite playing through a wrist injury as a senior in 2008 • helped lead Red Storm to an 8-4 record and a berth in the Class AA North regional championship game • selected to the ESPN Small School All-State team • named defensive MVP of the Offense-Defense Bowl after recording two sacks and blocking a punt • contributed 13 sacks as a junior • helped Red Storm claim its first Class 2A state championship in 2006 • also played basketball and lacrosse for the Red Storm • also recruited by Georgia, Clemson, Syracuse, Rutgers and Purdue. Personal: David Mackall • born in Baltimore • parents are David, Sr. and Ava Mackall • has three older sisters • enjoys drawing in his spare time • enrolled in letters and sciences at Maryland.

At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad as a backup tight end • expected to miss the entire season with a knee injury suffered during spring drills • had surgery in off-season • unique running style makes him difficult for defenders to cover • combines good size with blocking skills and ability to catch the ball • has played in three career games for Delaware. 2011 Season: Appeared in one game • saw backup duty in second half of early season win over Delaware State but did not record a statistic • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • caught two passes for 12 yards in 2011 spring game. 2010 Season: Saw action in two games for the Blue Hens, playing in the season opener vs. West Chester and Duquesne • did not record any statistics • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler • lone tight end in 2009 recruiting class. High School: Played tight end for head coach Dave Mencarini at Quince Orchard High School • high school teammate of Delaware first-year transfer Zach Kerr from Maryland • led team to a two-year record of 26-2, including a perfect 14-0 mark in 2007 when he led the team to the state title as a junior • caught 11 passes for 233

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MAGILL’S’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Recpt. 2010 2/0 0 2011 1/0 0 Totals 3/0 0

Yards 0 0 0

Avg. 0.0 0.0 0.0

TD 0 0 0

Long 0 0 0

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as an offensive lineman • redshirt freshman who is slated to open season as No. 2 left guard behind first-year starter JD Dzurko • key part of rebuilding offensive line that must replace four starters, including All-Americans and NFL hopefuls Gino Gradkowski and Shea Allard • outstanding young prospect who had the chance to learn system from veteran group in 2011 • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement. 2011 Season: Did not see game action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • Delaware's first commitment to recruiting class • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. High School: Two-way lineman for head coach Anthony Petruzzi at Raritan High School • two-year varsity letterwinner who served as team captain as a senior • earned all-division and All-Shore honors as a senior • earned All-Shore Academic honors and received the 2010 Vince Lombardi Award for conduct in championship game • started every game at offensive line his final two seasons and every game on defense his senior year • recorded 35 tackles as a senior • led team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals in 2009 and to a 6-4 mark in 2010 • lettered in track and field as a junior in 2010 as a shot putter and discus thrower. Personal: Christian O. Marchena ("mar-chenna) • son of Jose and Grace Marchena • born May 6, 1993 • has a younger sister • honor student as an electrical engineering major at Delaware • father is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

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At Delaware: Third-year player who adds depth to a deep and talented UD defensive secondary that ranks among the best in the nation • walk-on who has made great strides since coming to Delaware • projected as team's No. 3 strong safety behind starter Tim Breaker and Jake Giusti entering season • could play a key role on special teams as well • posted a tackle in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game. 2011 Season: Appeared in one game for the Blue Hens to earn first letter • saw action in second half in early season win over Delaware State • did not record any statistics • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Frank Moffett at Hodgson Vo-Tech School • played defensive back, linebacker, and fullback • helped team to a 37-9 record throughout four years • 13-0 team as a sophomore won the Division II Delaware State Championship • went 10-3 as a senior, helping team reach Division II Delaware State Championship game • missed all but the final two games of the season as a senior, returning from an ankle injury to play two playoff games • named to the 2007 Flight B Conference honorable mention squad • earned a position on the 2008 Flight B Conference second team • was a 2008 All-State third team selection in 2008 • Academic All Flight B Conference 2007-09 • also ran the 4 x 100m, 4 x 200m, and the 100m sprints for the track team. Personal: Blair Menefee ("men-uh-fee"), Jr. • son of Blair and Deneida Menefee • born March 29, 1992 • has not declared a major at Delaware • has a younger brother • has worked at Pinnacle Energy Home Improvements during the summer.

At Delaware: Talented fourth-year player who should increase his role with squad as a junior this season • will battle sophomore Michael Johnson for starting spot at “Z” receiver spot • enjoyed an outstanding spring and shared the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Offense Award with offensive guard Bobby Kennedy • caught two passes for six yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game • blessed with excellent size at 6-4 with good speed • has played in seven career games at Delaware. 2011 Season: Saw action in three games as a backup receiver to earn second letter • did not record any statistics • saw action in games against Delaware State, Towson, and Richmond • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. 2010 Season: Appeared in four games for the Blue Hens but did not catch a pass • earned first letter • made great strides during the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver for head coach Bill McGregor at DeMatha Catholic High School • led

team to a three-year record of 32-4, including three straight WCAC conference titles • team was ranked No. 10 in the country and No. 1 in the Maryland-DC area by USA Today in 2006 • team was ranked No. 2 in area in 2007 and No. 3 in 2008 by the Washington Post • caught 25 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in 2008 • earned third team All-WCAC honors as a senior • was team’s Unsung Hero Award winner • also competed in track and field and led team to a second place team finish at the 2008 WCAC meet • competed in long jump and sprints • won the 200 meters (22.4), anchored the winning 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 200m relay, and placed second in the long jump at the 2009 WCAC conference meet • National Honor Society student and senior class president. Personal: Michael Eric "Mike" Milburn II • born April 12, 1991 • son of Michael and Kimla Milburn • has a younger brother and younger sister • honor student as a mass communications major at Delaware with a minor in journalism • active with UD student television station and will work with UD athletics media relations office during the year • anchored show Fullcourt Press on UD student television in 2010-11 • worked as a student assistant with UD Multimedia Office during Winter Session (January, 2012), filming and editing game action and conducting interviews with student-athletes • member of UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) • enjoys basketball and video games in spare time • cousin, Glen Milburn, played several seasons in the National Football League • has worked at a local golf course and with UD Custodial Services during the summer.

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Yards 0 0 0

Avg. 0.0 0.0 0.0

TD 0 0 0

Long 0 0 0

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt freshman running back • diminutive but speedy runner who will depth to a talented unit that returns two-time All-American Andrew Pierce and senior David Hayes. 2011 Season: Did not see game action in first year at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played eight-man football and soccer at Windward Academy in Los Angeles • competed at running back and wide receiver in football for head coach Darren Willis • four-year varsity standout who earned All-State honors three times and all-league honors twice • led football team to CIF state title in 2010 and two league titles • four-year varsity performer in soccer as a defender and centerback for head coach Nick Webster • All-State and allleague soccer performer as a senior • soccer team won league title in 2010. Personal: Samuel Seiji Miller • born July 26, 1992 • son of Jimmy and Cheryl Nakao-Miller • English major • has a younger sister • father is a talent manager and producer in Los Angeles • uncle is well-known comedian Dennis Miller • one of his hobbies is collecting sneakers • mother is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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At Delaware: First-year transfer from the University of Connecticut where he was a two-year team member • will have sophomore eligibility at Delaware • athletic player who will battle for key role on Blue Hen defensive front as a defensive end • could also play key role on special teams. At Connecticut: Twoyear team member at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision member University of Connecticut for head coaches Paul Pasqualoni and Randy Edsall • team posted two-year record of 13-12 and played in Fiesta Bowl in 2011. 2011 Season: Played in all 12 games for Connecticut as a backup linebacker and special teams player • led team to a record of 5-7 for Pasqualoni • recorded 10 tackles, including five solo stop • had career-high three tackles each vs. Syracuse and Fordham • also recorded single tackles against Iowa State, Western Michigan, Louisville, and Rutgers. 2010 Season: Did not see game action in first year with Connecticut and retained freshman eligibility • named the Offensive Scout Player of the Week before the West Virginia game (Oct. 29) • team went 8-5 under Edsall • team advanced to the Fiesta Bowl before falling to No. 7 ranked Oklahoma 48-20. At Fork Union Military Academy: Played one post-graduate season at Fork Union Military Academy in 2009. High School: Played his high school football at North Brunswick High School • earned first team all-conference honors and was a team captain • had 15 career interceptions • earned honorable mention honors as the U.S. Army All-America Combine • honor roll student. Personal: Andrew Opoku ("oh-po-ku") • born on November 11, 1990 • undeclared major.

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as an offensive lineman • redshirt freshman who is slated to open season as No. 2 left guard behind first-year starter JD Dzurko • key part of rebuilding offensive line that must replace four starters, including All-Americans and NFL hopefuls Gino Gradkowski and Shea Allard • outstanding young prospect who had the chance to learn system from veteran group in 2011 • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement. 2011 Season: Did not see game action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • Delaware's first commitment to recruiting class • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. High School: Two-way lineman for head coach Anthony Petruzzi at Raritan High School • two-year varsity letterwinner who served as team captain as a senior • earned all-division and All-Shore honors as a senior • earned All-Shore Academic honors and received the 2010 Vince Lombardi Award for conduct in championship game • started every game at offensive line his final two seasons and every game on defense his senior year • recorded 35 tackles as a senior • led team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals in 2009 and to a 6-4 mark in 2010 • lettered in track and field as a junior in 2010 as a shot putter and discus thrower. Personal: Christian O. Marchena ("mar-chenna) • son of Jose and Grace Marchena • born May 6, 1993 • has a younger sister • honor student as an electrical engineering major at Delaware • father is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

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At Delaware: Already one of the top all-time running backs in Delaware football history in just two seasons • two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection • former walk-on • dominating runner in Hens' one-back offense • can break off a big gain at any time and get the tough yard on third down • runs low to the ground, finds the open holes, and challenges defenders • rarely goes down after first hit • also effective at catching the ball out of the backfield not only in the flat but downfield • one of 20 players on Walter Payton Award Watch List presented to the top offensive player in NCAA Division I FCS football by The Sports Network • named a second team pre-season All-American by the Sports Network • pre-season first team AllCAA by the league coaches • College Football Performance Awards pre-season AllAmerican candidate • pre-season first team AllCAA by College Sporting News • pre-season fourth team All-American by College Sporting News and ranked as the No. 8 running back in the nation • third team pre-season All-American by Beyond Sports Network • ranks No. 11 among returning NCAA FCS players in rushing, No. 18 in all-purpose yards, and No. 19 in scoring • in just two seasons, ranks among the NCAA Division I FCS's top active career statistical leaders in rushing attempts (3rd with 608), rushing yards per game (3rd at 112.8), total rushing yardage (4th with 2,934), and rushing touchdowns (4th with 30) • in 26 career games (all starts) has carried 608 times for 2,934 yards (4.8 avg.) and 30 touchdowns while catching 74 passes for 411 yards (5.5 avg.) and three touchdowns • has rushed for over 100 yards in a game 15 times • ranks No. 1 all-time at Delaware in rushing yards per game (112.9), No. 4 in carries (608), No. 4 in rushing yards (2,934), No. 4 in 100-yard rushing games (15), No. 8 in rushing touchdowns (30), No. 19 in all-purpose yards (3,133), and No. 24 in receptions (74/4th among full-time running backs) • needs just 66 yards to become only the fourth player in UD history to reach 3,000 career yards rushing • will push for the all-time career rushing yardage records, trailing only No. 3 Chuck Hall (3,157 in 1968-70), No. 2 Omar Cuff (4,364 in 2004-07), and No. Daryl Brown (4,587 in 1991-94) • needs 223 yards to reach Hall, 1,430 to reach Cuff, and 1,653 to reach Brown • needs 1,066 yards to become only the 10th runner in CAA history to reach 4,000 yards • active passcatching streak of 25 straight games is just two shy of Cuff's running backs record of 27 at Delaware • earned UD Strength & Conditioning team Iron Blue Hen Award for 2011-12 as the team's most committed

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player to weight training and conditioning. 2011 Season: Followed an unbelievable freshman season with a sensational sophomore campaign in the Blue Hen backfield • earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • earned honorable mention College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty Team honors • finished 14th in voting for the Walter Payton Award • Touchdown Club of South Jersey NCAA FCS College Player of the Year • started all 11 games and led the team in rushing with 1,279 yards on 279 carries (4.6 avg) with 16 touchdowns • led team with 1,491 all-purpose yards • team's No. 2 receiver with 42 receptions for 212 yards (5.0 avg.) and leading scorer with 98 points on 16 touchdowns and a two-point conversion • 279 carries was No. 4 all-time in a single season at UD while 1,279 yards ranks No. 10, 116.3 yards rushing per game ranks No. 5, 16 touchdowns ranks No. 7, and 42 receptions ranks No. 3 among running backs • ranked No. 2 in the CAA and No. 11 in the NCAA in scoring (8.7 points per game), No. 3 in the CAA and No. 13 in the NCAA in rushing (116.3 yards per game), and No. 3 in the CAA and No. 26 in the NCAA in all-purpose running (135.5 yards per game) • rushed for 100 yards or more eight times led by a career-high 215 yards and two touchdowns vs. Richmond • 215 yards was the No. 8 highest single game total in UD history • also had 158 yards and three touchdowns vs. Towson, 143 yards and a touchdown vs. William & Mary, 123 yards and two touchdowns vs. West Chester, 120 yards and a touchdown vs. Maine, 119 yards and a touchdown vs. Navy, 109 yards and a touchdown vs. Villanova, and 106 yards and three touchdowns vs. Delaware State • was held under 80 yards just once (21 yards on 14 carries in win vs. Old Dominion) • carried a career-high 40 times vs. Villanova (No. 3 all-time at UD) and also rushed 34 times vs. Richmond and 34 times for Towson • averaged 36 carries for 160.6 yards and scored six touchdowns over final three games of the season vs. Towson, Richmond, and Villanova as Hens won final three games • had team's longest run of the season with a 44-yard scamper for a touchdown vs. West Chester • caught at least one pass in all 11 games, extending his pass-catching total to 25 straight games • tied a UD record for running backs with a career-high eight receptions for 34 yards vs. Maine • also had seven catches for 32 yards vs. West Chester and seven catches for 26 yards vs. William & Mary • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week twice during the season for performances against West Chester and Towson • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for performances vs. Towson and Richmond. 2010 Season: Enjoyed the finest season for a freshman running back in the history of Delaware football and one of the best by any player in Blue Hen history • walk-on who earned the starting job late in pre-season practice and was a star from the outset • started all 15 games at running back and led the team in rushing as a true freshman as he gained a UD freshman record 1,655 yards on 329 carries (5.0 avg.) with 14 touchdowns • also caught 32 passes for 199 yards (6.2 avg.) and three touchdowns to rank No. 5 on the team • third team The Sports Network All-American and one of just two freshmen nationally to be named to the team • Phil Steele College Football National Freshman of the Year • College Sporting News All-American • ECAC All-East Freshman of the Year • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Rookie of the Year and first team All-CAA • led all NCAA FCS freshmen, led the CAA, and ranked No. 15 in the nation in rushing with 110.3 yards per game • posted the second highest single-season rushing yardage total at UD and most since All-American Omar Cuff rushed for 1,945 in 2007 • rushed for 100 yards or more in seven of his 15 games • was outstanding in the post-season, rushing 95 times for 506 yards and two touchdowns in four games, averaging 126.5 yards rushing per game • closed the year with a 186-yard effort in NCAA semifinal win over Georgia Southern and a 142-yard effort with one touchdown in national title game against Eastern Washington • carried 13 times for 119 yards and a touchdown collegiate debut vs. West Chester • rushed 26 times for 165 yards and a touchdown vs. South Dakota State • had season-high 200 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns against Duquesne • became first UD freshman and just the sixth player all-time to rush for over 200 yards in a game • became first UD freshman to rush for over 100 yards in each of his first four games • reached 1,000 yards rushing in a season (nine games) and career faster than any player in UD history • had season-high three touchdowns on 26 carries with 114 yards vs. Richmond • ran 26 times for 131 yards and two touchdowns vs. Rhode Island • rushed 16 times for 79 yards and two scores vs. Towson • had two catches for 26 yards and a score vs. Maine • had one catch for 31 yards and a touchdown against Massachusetts • had four catches for 18 yards and a score vs. Villanova with his one-yard touchdown catch with 18 seconds left sending the game into overtime • caught four passes for 18 yards vs. Eastern Washington • led the team with 1,854 all purpose yards (No. 39 in NCAA and No. 2 among freshmen) • ranked No. 2 in the CAA and No. 40 in the NCAA (No. 5 among freshmen) in scoring with 6.8 points per game • became one of the most decorated players in school history • earned CAA Offensive Player of the Week vs. Duquesne • selected CAA Rookie of the Week six times, including three straight weeks to open the season (West Chester, South Dakota State,

Duquesne, Maine, Rhode Island, Towson) • selected as Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week three times (South Dakota State, Duquesne, Georgia Southern) • selected as the New Jersey Sportswriters Association College Running Back of the Year • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Standout running back at Cumberland Regional High School for head coach Tom Lake • one of the top running backs in South Jersey • led team to back-to-back playoff appearances • 2007 berth was the school’s first in school history • set single-season school records with 1,640 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2009 • Cumberland Regional’s all-time leading rusher with 4,537 yards • selected to the All-Group III, All-Conference, All-Press and second team All-South Jersey • named Touchdown Club of South Jersey’s Running Back of the Year • awarded the Maxwell Club Mini Max Award • doubled as a standout track & field athlete • won sectional titles in the javelin • finished fifth at the Penn Relays • holds school record with toss of 191-5 • named to All-South Jersey track & field team. Personal: Andrew Michael Pierce • fitness management major at Delaware • son of Steven and Wanda Pierce • born March 6, 1991 • has an older brother • enjoys fishing and camping in spare time • has pre-game ritual of watching highlights of great runs by late NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton. PIERCE’S CAREER STATISTICS Rushing Year G/S Attempts 2010 15/15 329 2011 11/11 279 Totals 26/26 608

Yards 1655 1279 2934

Avg. 5.0 4.6 4.8

TD 14 16 30

Long 40 44 44

Avg. 6.2 5.0 5.5

TD 3 0 3

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Career-high Rushing Yards: 215 vs. Richmond, 2011 Receiving Year 2010 2011 Totals

G/S 15/15 11/11 26/26

Recpt. 32 42 74

Yards 199 212 199

Career-High Receiving Yards: 31 vs. Massachusetts, 2010

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a walk-on • will add support to the Blue Hen quarterback unit and serve a key role on scout team. 2011 Season: Did not see any action for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Twoyear standout at quarterback at Belen Jesuit Prep High School for head coach Richard Stuart • team was state runner-up his junior year • did not start playing football until the ninth grade • National Senior Beta member. Personal: Eric Anthony Platt • born June 22, 1993 • son of Kenny and Ileana Platt • brother, Nic, is a walk-on wide receiver at the University of North Carolina • accounting major with a minor in Spanish at Delaware • both parents are graduates of Florida International University • worked as a dock hand at a marina during the summer • enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time.

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At Delaware: Walk-on and second-year member of the squad as a linebacker and defensive end • will add depth to Blue Hen defensive unit and could also see action in special teams • transfer from NCAA Division I FBS Air Force Academy. 2011 Season: Did not see game action in first year at Delaware • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll. At Air Force Academy: Spent freshman season at Air Force but did not see game action • retained freshman eligibility • team went 9-4 and defeated Georgia Tech 14-7 in the Independence Bowl for head coach Troy Calhoun. High School: Standout in football at Trinity Christian Academy in Adison, Tex. for head coach Steve Hayes • three-year standout at both defensive and offensive line • team posted a three-year record of 31-7 • team went 12-2 and lost in the state championship game his senior year • team went 11-2 and lost in state semifinals in 2008 • earned first team All-State and first team all-district honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman as a senior • National Honor Society • graduated magna cum laude. Personal: Jacob William "Jake" Reynolds • born Oct. 25, 1991 in Danbury, Conn • son of Jeff and Shelly Reynolds • finance and business management major at Delaware • would like to run a Fortune 500 company after graduation • has two younger brothers • father was a linebacker at Hillsdale (Mich.) College • grandfather, William Reynolds, was a standout at Pitt and went on to play in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns • both parents are graduates of Hillsdale College • has worked as a lifeguard and waiter during the summers.

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt freshman • talented tight end with good strength to fight off defenders • forms talented young tight end unit along with sophomore starter Nick Boyle and backup sophomore Ryan Cobb • caught a 64-yard scoring toss from Justin Burns to highlight the 2012 Blue-White Spring Game in April • hails from same area that produced current UD defensive tackle Irv Titre. 2011 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played tight end at Park Vista High School • began his career at Summit Christian High School before playing his final season at Park Vista • led Park Vista with eight catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a run-oriented offense • team Most Valuable Player • team went 7-3 in 2010 • participated in the Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game • rated as the No. 57 best recruit and the No. 4 tight end in the Palm Beach area • also played baseball while at Summitt Christian where he was a three-year starting centerfielder • Spanish Honor Society • was a district champion in weightlifting and advanced to state • also recruited by Central Florida, Duke, Fordham, Wake Forest, and West Virginia. Personal: Matthew Daniel "Matt" Rodriguez • born June 30, 1993 • son of Donia Rodriguez • one of three children • mother is a construction manager and a graduate of New York University • enjoys going to the beach, fishing, and scuba diving in his spare time • plays the saxophone.

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At Delaware: First-year transfer from the University of Maryland where he played for two seasons • one of three Maryland transfers in 2012, joining DL Zach Kerr and LB David Mackall • tall, athletic defender who has good ball skills • can play both linebacker and cornerback • will add solid depth to Delaware defensive secondary that returns four starters and ranks among the top units in the nation • projects as the top backup at cornerback to starters Travis Hawkins and Marcus Burley • will also be counted on to provide athleticism on special teams. At Maryland: Played linebacker and defensive back for two seasons at Maryland for head coaches Ralph Friedgen and Randy Edsall • teams went 11-14 in his two seasons • recorded 27 tackles in 11 games. 2011 Season: Played in 11 games with four starts at linebacker for first-year head coach Randy Edsall • team went 2-10 • posted 27 tackles, including 12 solo stops as a redshirt freshman • also had three tackles for loss (14 yards), one sack for eight yards, and two pass breakups • had career-high seven tackles each vs. Georgia Tech and Boston College • also had five tackles, including a sack, vs. Florida State • had three tackles each vs. Temple and Clemson and recorded a tackle for loss against Towson. 2010 Season: First-year linebacker for team that went 9-4 under Friedgen • team was ranked No. 23 in final Associated Press poll after defeating East Carolina 51-20 in Military Bowl • did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility. High School: Explosive two-way player at Lake Taylor High School for head coach Hank Sawyer • started at cornerback and wide receiver • second team Class AAA All-State selection as a senior • was the 25th-ranked player in Virginia by Rivals.com • also ranked No. 68 nationally among safeties by Rivals.com • member of the SuperPrep Virginia 37 • a 2009 first team All-Tidewater choice • also tabbed All-Eastern Region and all-district • had seven interceptions and eight touchdowns in leading the Mighty Titans to a 10-3 mark and the regional championship • also played basketball • also considered Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Penn State. Personal: Born in Norfolk, Va. • mother is Cheryleen Rowson • has two siblings • undecided on a major.

At Delaware: Fourth-year team member and a two-year letterwinner • looking to return from off-season surgery but may be limited during pre-season drills and early in the season while recovering • has worked hard to rehabilitate knee during the spring and summer and hoping to return to action and eventually battle with Tim Donnelly and Trent Hurley for starting spot • athletic quarterback with great size at 6-6 and 225 lbs. • has a strong arm and is a strong runner coming out of the pocket • has put over 20 lbs. on his frame since he arrived at Delaware • has played in 11 career games with three starts • for career has hit on 46 of 79 passes for 417 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions • has carried the ball 40 times for 92 yards (2.3 avg.) and three scores. 2011 Season: Earned starting quarterback spot in pre-season drills

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but had season limited due to injuries • saw action in four games and started season-opener vs. Navy and against Rhode Island • completed 26 of 47 passes for 218 yards and one interception • carried 14 times for 42 yards (3.0 avg) and one touchdown • started opener vs. Navy but was injured late in the third quarter with a knee injury • was first non-transfer to start season opener for Delaware since Sam Postlethwait in 2001 • had surgery and missed next four games before returning as a backup Oct. 8 vs. William & Mary and Oct. 15 vs. Massachusetts • regained starting spot vs. Rhode Island on Oct. 22 but injured knee once again in first half and missed the remainder of the season • hit on 9 of 19 passes for 82 yards with a season-long 20-yard pass vs. Navy • was 0 for 1 in a backup role vs. William & Mary and hit on 10 of 15 passes for 89 yards • completed 7 of 12 passes for 47 yards before leaving Rhode Island game • carried four times for 38 yards and scored on a career-long 21-yard touchdown run vs. Navy • had offseason surgery on knee and missed spring drills • enjoyed a strong spring despite missing some action with mononucleosis • enjoyed a solid outing in the 2011 spring game when he completed 8 of 11 passes for 111 yards, tossed a 12-yard scoring toss to Nihja White, and ran 10 yards for a score. • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw the first action of his career as a redshirt freshman and showed signs of being a solid signal-caller for the future • appeared in seven games as Pat Devlin’s top backup, including his first career start vs. Duquesne when he spelled Devlin, who injured his wrist the week before vs. South Dakota State, and led Delaware to a 30-6 victory at Delaware Stadium • led the Hens for most of the 13-10 win over James Madison when Devlin suffered a concussion during the game’s first series • engineered the winning drive vs. the Dukes as the Hens won on a short field goal with three seconds left to play after putting together a 69-yard drive that consumed nearly seven minutes • for the season, completed 20 of 32 passes (.625) for 199 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushed for 50 yards on 26 plays • completed 13 of 21 passes for 124 yards with one interception vs. James Madison, hit on 7 of 9 passes for 75 yards and threw his first career touchdown pass with a 23-yarder to Phillip Thaxton vs. Duquesne, and went 0 for 1 passing vs. West Chester and Maine • also had season-high 19 yards rushing vs. Duquesne and scored on two short scoring runs vs. Richmond and James Madison • rushed three times for 14 yards in first career game vs. West Chester • did not see action in any of Delaware’s four post-season NCAA playoff games • named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week for his performance vs. James Madison • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • traveled with team as No. 3 quarterback during the second half of the season after backup Sean Hakes left the team • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Three-year starter at quarterback and punter for head coach Gary Rhodenbaugh at SpringFord High School • team went 13-23 during his career • first team all-conference punter and second team quarterback as a senior • honorable mention all-league quarterback as a junior • threw for 4,721 yards and 39 touchdowns for his career • threw for 1,692 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, 1,692 yards and 18 touchdowns with just four interceptions as a junior, and for 1,333 yards and 11 touchdowns as a

sophomore • set school records for career completions (316), attempts (640), yards (4,721), and touchdowns (39), season completions (111) and touchdowns (18), and game completions (20) and touchdowns (4) • also played pitcher and outfield in baseball as a three-year standout • baseball team finished second at the state championships in 2008 with a 17-9 record. Personal: Trevor Allen Sasek ("sassick") • born April 9, 1991 • son of Edward and Victoria Sasek • has a younger sister • criminal justice major at Delaware • would like to become a sports psychologist after graduation • both parents are graduates of Washington & Jefferson College • mother is an Army officer • father played two years of football at Washington & Jefferson and led team to 1984 NCAA Division II semifinals • mother played softball, volleyball, and basketball at W&J • enjoys working on cars in his spare time • has worked at nearby White Clay Creek Country Club during the summers.

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32 47 79

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Pct.

Yards

TD

Int

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218 218 417

0 0 1

1 1 2

20 20 23

Career-High Passing Yards: 124 vs. James Madison, 2010 Rushing Year 2010 2011 Totals

G/S 7/1 4/2 11/3

Attempts 26 14 40

Yards 50 42 92

Avg. 1.9 3.0 2.3

TD 2 1 3

Long 13 21 21

Career-high Rushing Yards: 38 vs. Navy, 2010

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a defensive end • looking to make a bigger impact on defensive front despite a injury-plagued career • missed spring drills after undergoing foot surgery in offseason • expected to be back at full strength this fall and could battle for starting spot at defensive end • dynamic player who can be a dominant pass rusher • great athleticism and quickness • has appeared in seven career games • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills. 2011 Season: Saw first action for Blue Hens as a backup defensive end • appeared in seven games to earn first letter • made two total tackles, including one solo stop against Navy and an unassisted tackle vs. Rhode Island • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • suffered leg injury in preseason drills and was hampered by injury for most of the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Played defensive end and tight end for head coach Jeff Herron at Camden Country High School • led team to perfect 15-0 mark as a junior when team won state title, captured the regional title, and was ranked No. 3 in the nation • as a senior, led team to 13-2 record,

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state and regional titles, and a No. 5 national ranking • earned first team all-region honors as a senior • honorable All-State selection as a senior • posted 73 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries, seven forced fumbles, two touchdowns, and eight quarterback sacks as a senior. Personal: Derrick James Saulsberry Jr. • born May 24, 1992 • son of Shelly Ortiz and Derrick Saulsberry, Sr • communications major at Delaware. SAULSBERRY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2011 7/0 2 (1) Totals 7/0 2 (1)

TFL 0-0 0-0

Sacks 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0

Int. 0 0 At Delaware: Walk-on and a third-year member of the team as a defensive lineman • will add solid backup support at defensive end. 2011 Season: Did not see game action as a backup defensive lineman • redshirt freshman • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Competed for the football and baseball teams at Eastern Regional High School • two-way lineman in football, playing defensive end and tackle for three seasons • led team to three-year record of 21-10 for head coach Dan Spittal • earned second team All-State honors in Group IV • first team all-conference • played first base for two seasons in baseball • teams went a combined 29-15 • National Honor Society • Spanish Honor Society. Personal: Nicholas Edward "Nick" Sulpizio (“sul-pee-zeo”) • born Jan. 16, 1992 in Newark, Del • son of Donald and Denise Sulpizio • has two younger siblings • both parents are graduates of Widener (Pa.) University • sport management major at Delaware • would like to become a sports agent • enjoys all sports and going to the beach in his spare time.

Career-High Tackles: 1 vs. Navy, Rhode Island, 2011

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad and a great comeback story • will add depth to defensive front as a tackle • projected as No. 2 left tackle behind senior Irv Titre heading into pre-season • hopes to be back at full strength after missing spring drills with foot injury that required surgery • finally got on the field in 2011 after missing three seasons due to off-field injury suffered during his senior year of high school • enrolled at Delaware in Spring, 2011 and took part in spring drills • originally part of the 2008 recruiting class but was injured that summer when he was run over by a truck while working and suffered extensive arm and shoulder injuries • has worked hard to get back to playing shape after accident. 2011 Season: Saw first football game action since his senior year of high school in 2007 • played in two games as a backup defensive tackle and earned first letter • saw action in season opener vs. Navy and vs. Delaware State but did not record a tackle • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • played in 2011 Blue-White Spring Game and recorded two tackles. High School: Played at Gettysburg High School under head coach Sam Leedy • played both offensive tackle and defensive tackle • led football team to four-year record of 37-11 • team won league titles three times and advanced to the state playoffs twice, including a 12-2 mark in 2007 • four-year standout who posted career totals of 278 tackles, 33 sacks, 56 tackles for loss, 13 forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries • as a senior in 2007, posted 103 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries • holds school records for sacks and tackles for loss • two-time team Most Valuable Player • all-conference honors both ways each of his final three seasons • broke school weightlifting record by over 200 lbs., lifting 1,400 lbs. in the bench (375 lbs.), clean (425 lbs.), and squat (600 lb.) lifts • was recruited by Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Personal: Logan Adam Shultz • born Sept. 8, 1989 • son of Jim Pennington and April Shultz • has not declared a major at Delaware.

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Sacks 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0

Int. 0 0

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad • redshirt freshman who looks to add depth to defensive line unit • may be limited in pre-season drills due to a bicep injury that kept him out of spring drills • projected as No. 3 right end behind veterans Ethan Clark and Quincy Barr entering pre-season • physical player who can be an effective pass rusher. 2011 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • did not take part in spring drills due to injury. High School: Played defensive end and defensive tackle for head coach Sean Callahan at Armwood High School • did not start playing organized football until high school • high school teammate of current Delaware senior wide receiver Rob Jones • earned first team All-Western Conference and first team AllHillsborough County honors as a senior • first team all-region • named a three-star athlete by yahoo.com • named pre-season FlaVarsity No. 2 defensive end • registered 97 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and seven sacks as a senior and 85 tackles and six sacks as a junior • blocked three punts in his career • team was nationally-ranked in both in 2007 and 2010 • team won four straight district titles and three regional title during his career and was state runner-up in 2010 • team had four-year record of 52-6, including a 14-1 mark in 2010 • threw the shot put and discus for track and field team • honor roll student • also recruited by Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Western Kentucky, Rutgers, and Ohio University. Personal: David Dennard Tinsley • born March 1, 1993 • son of Brenda Robinson • oldest of three children • business major at Delaware • would like to work in marketing for a Fortune 500 company after graduation • mother is a nurse and a realtor • enjoys fishing and playing the saxophone in his spare time.

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advanced to the state regionals in the shot put as a senior. Personal: Irvin Bernard “Irv” Titre ("tee-tree") • born February 14, 1991 • son of Dollie Daniels • youngest of three children • criminal justice major at Delaware • brother, Kenneth Grimes, and sister, Nikita Grimes, were both college athletes at Florida Atlantic University • cousin, Brittany Daniels, played basketball at East Tennessee State and Valdosta State • has worked at a nursing home during the summers.

At Delaware: Fourth-year team member who adds veteran leadership to the unit • junior who is among the team's most experienced defenders with 22 career games played and nine starts • three-year letterwinner • will be a second-year starter at left tackle • powerful player who plays behind blocks and shows surprising quickness for size • effective run-stopper • has recorded 22 career tackles with six solo stops • had one tackle in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game in April. 2011 Season: Earned third letter as a key member of Blue Hen defensive line unit • sophomore who appeared in 10 games with eight starts • missed Old Dominion game • started every game except season opener vs. Navy and William & Mary • registered 15 tackles, including four solo stops • had season- high five tackles vs. Maine and added three against UMass and two vs. Rhode Island • recorded single stops against Navy, Delaware State, Towson, Richmond, and Villanova • was in on two tackles for losses a g a i n s t Massachusetts • recovered a fumble in win over West Chester • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Appeared in just two games for the Blue Hens after leg injury suffered in the spring took longer than expected to heal • missed the first three games while finishing recovery from the injury and returned to action in a reserve role in wins at Richmond and James Madison • did not record any statistics • aggravated the injury and decided to sit out the rest of the season to continue the healing process • retained sophomore eligibility • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: One of seven true freshmen to see playing time on defense and the only one to register a start • played in 10 games and registered seven tackles, including two solo stops • first career start came against Navy in November • had a season-high two tackles in collegiate debut vs. West Chester • registered one tackle five other times • credited with an unassisted tackle in both the Richmond and James Madison games • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Standout defensive tackle and offensive guard at William T. Dwyer High School for head coach Jack Daniels • led team to a 12-2 record in 2008 when the squad was a semifinalist in the state AAAA playoffs • posted 61 solo tackles along with eight sacks and four forced fumbles • earned first team All-State AAAA honors and was a first team all-county selection • earned team’s defensive Most Valuable Player Award • team posted a three-year record of 35-7 during his career • also a standout in track and field as a shot putter •

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TFL 0-0 0-0 1.5-5 1.5-5

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0 0 0

Int. 0 0 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 5 vs. Maine, 2011

At Delaware: Talented senior and fourth-year member of the squad • three-year letterwinner who will start at free safety for the second straight year • one of the team's most dynamic and charismatic players and an All-Colonial Athletic Association candidate • coming off a breakout season in 2011 • one of four returning starters in a defensive secondary that ranks among the nation's best • can also play a key role on special teams • has played in 33 career games and recorded 41 tackles, including 23 solo stops • Delaware's active leader with six career interceptions • possesses good speed, size, and athleticism to play the position • has changed number from 38 to 26 to 4 during his career • had two tackles in 2012 BlueWhite Spring Game in April. 2011 Season: Enjoyed a breakout season as a junior for Blue Hens • appeared in eight games for the Blue

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Hens while starting five • started mid-season contests vs. Delaware State, Old Dominion, and Maine and in final two games of the season against Richmond and Villanova • registered 24 total tackles including 11 solo stops • led the team with five interceptions for 102 yards, averaging 20.4 yards per return, and had two pass breakups • had two interceptions each vs. Richmond and Villanova over the final two games of the season• became first Delaware player to record multiple interceptions in consecutive games since Sidney Haugabrook in 2001 • returned interception 54 yards for a fourth quarter touchdown that sealed the win in season finale vs. Villanova • registered career-best seven tackles against Richmond • also had six stops vs. Maine, four vs. Old Dominion, and two each against West Chester, Delaware State, and Villanova • also had an interception vs. Delaware State • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Richmond • named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week and Beyond Sports College Network Co-Defensive Player of the Week for performance at Villanova • recorded five tackles in the 2011 spring game • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler. 2010 Season: Saw action in 14 games, missing the season opener vs. West Chester due to injury • collected eight stops on the year as a backup and special teams player, including seven solo tackles • recorded a career-high three stops in consecutive wins over Towson on Homecoming and at Massachusetts • also had single stops against South Dakota State and Maine • also returned one kickoff vs. Massachusetts • key member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: One of seven true freshmen on defense to see action in 2009 • earned first letter in first season with the program as a reserve defensive back and contributor on special teams • appeared in all 11 games and recorded nine total tackles on the year, including five solo stops • recorded season-high two tackles in opener vs. West Chester • tallied first interception of career in win on the road at Maine • team went 6-5 under Keeler. High School: Played wide receiver, defensive back, punt returner, kicker, and punter at Glassboro High School for head coach Herb Neilio • led Glassboro to a twoyear record of 24-0 and consecutive state titles in 2007 and 2008 • teams won three straight conference titles and posted combined record of 44-4 over his four seasons • teammate of fellow UD junior defensive back Tim Breaker • caught 38 passes for 601 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior • also had 54 tackles, five interceptions, and three punt returns for a touchdown • for his career, caught 72 passes for 1,168 yards and 18 touchdowns and had 83 tackles and 15 interceptions • earned All-South Jersey and All-Group honors as a wide receiver and defensive back in 2008 • named Wide Receiver of the Year as a junior and senior • honor roll student. Personal: Roderick Larenza "Ricky" Tunstall ("ton-stall") • born December 30, 1990 • son of Walter Brown and Antoinette Tunstall • has an older sister • sport management major at Delaware • enjoys drawing and playing baseball in his spare time • fan of car racing • cousin, Walter Brown, played football at Kansas.

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TFL 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0.5-1

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PD 0 0 2 2

Int. 1 0 5 6

At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a sophomore • key part of Blue Hen defensive front • versatile performer and one of the team's strongest and most physical players • returns as a second-year starter but is expected to move over to left end from tackle position and help improve pass rush from the corners • has added 15 lbs. to his frame from last season • could also see action on special teams • recorded three tackles in spring game. 2011 Season: Saw first action of career at Delaware as a redshirt freshman and played a key role on the defensive front • saw action in 10 games and started five contests at defensive tackle • missed season opener vs. Navy with injury but returned to play in final 10 games • started five of the final six games of the season, including each of the final four games • registered 23 tackles, including 11 solo tackles • had 2.5 tackles for loss • blocked a field goal attempt vs. Richmond • had season-best six tackles in late-season win over CAA champion Towson • also had four tackles vs. Maine, three vs. Rhode Island and Villanova, and two vs. Massachusetts • recorded first career sack against William & Mary and had other tackles for loss against Rhode Island, West Chester, and Maine • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Towson • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • enjoyed an outstanding spring as he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Defensive Player. 2010 Season: Moved up the depth chart during the season but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • was considered one of the team’s top scout players in practice • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. High School: Standout defensive lineman and tight end at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School under head coach Dave Holm • first team AllState selection as both a defensive end and tight end • named first team all-conference as a defensive end • honored as team’s Most Valuable Player • posted 21 sacks as a senior to break the school single-season record • recorded 112 tackles, 46 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, and five recoveries in nine games as a defensive end • caught 15 passes for 423 yards as a tight end • also blocked a punt and field goal, and led the team in special teams tackles • St. Stephens and St. Agnes went 16-12 during his three seasons and advanced to the 2007 state playoffs • also was a member of the basketball, track and baseball teams. Personal: Laith Andrew Wallschleger (“wall-shlay-gur”) • born March 15, 1992 • honor student as a business major at Delaware • son of Kurt and Mayla Wallschleger.

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WALLSCHLEGER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2011 10/5 23 (11) Totals 10/5 23 (11)

TFL 2.5-11 2.5-11

Sacks 0.5-3 0.5-3

PD 0 0

Int. 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 6 vs. Towson, 2011

At Delaware: All-American candidate who is already one of the top receivers in Delaware history • fifthyear member of the squad and a three-year letterwinner • dynamic player who is one of the team's most charismatic players • will be second-year starter and third-year regular at S receiver spot • nice target downfield and is among the bigger receivers in the Colonial Athletic Association at 6-2 and 215 lbs. • strong, shifty runner with deceptive speed • isn't afraid to go up in traffic to catch the ball • pre-season first team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick by league coaches • College Football Performance Awards pre-season All-American candidate • College Sporting News pre-season honorable mention All-CAA • ranks No. 22 in the nation among returning players in receiving yards per game • has appeared in 35 career games with 11 starts • has caught 131 passes for 1,663 yards (12.7 avg.) and 12 touchdowns • owns four career 100yard receiving games • ranks No. 9 all-time at Delaware in receptions, 11th in receiving yardage, and 11th in touchdowns • one of only three players in UD history to record 50 or more catches in a season (Aaron Love in 2005-08; David Boler in 2002-04) and could become first-ever in UD annals to accomplish the feat three times • enters season having caught at least one pass in 33 straight games and could pass recordholder Eddie Conti (38 in 1996-98) and Mark Duncan (35 in 2007-09) • needs 62 receptions to match UD school record of 193 by Love • needs 337 receiving yards to become only seventh player in UD history to reach 2,000 yards and 837 yards to become the fourth with 2,500+ yards • has averaged 3.7 receptions per game for career. 2011 Season: Enjoyed another outstanding season as Delaware's top wide receiver • earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • appeared in 10 games with nine starts, missing only the West Chester game in Week 2 with an injury • led the team in receptions with 50 and receiving yards with 673 • second on the team with four touchdowns • averaged 5.0 receptions per game (No. 8 all-time at Delaware) and 67.3 receiving yards per game • ranked No. 3 in the CAA and No. 43 in NCAA in receiving yards per game and No. 4 in CAA and No. 44 in NCAA in receptions per game • gained over 50 yards in a game seven times and 100 yards twice • caught seven passes for a season-high 122 yards and a 11-yard touchdown vs. Delaware State • also caught seven passes against Old Dominion for 117 yards and one touchdown and seven passes for 82 yards vs. Villanova • other top performances included six receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown vs. Rode Island and six receptions for 85 yards vs. Massachusetts • had season long reception of 59 yards vs. Delaware State • also caught a touchdown pass in win over William & Mary • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for performance against Old Dominion • caught five passes for 76 yards and caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Sasek in the 2011 spring game. 2010 Season: Third-year member of the team • enjoyed outstanding second season as a regular in the Blue Hen offense • proved to be one of Pat Devlin's most reliable targets • saw action in all 15 games • started only game in regular season finale Villanova • led the team in receptions (60), receiving yards (752), and touchdowns (6) and ranked fourth among regulars with a 12.5yard average • 60 receptions was the seventh highest single-season mark in UD history • ranked No. 7 in the CAA in receptions per game (4.0) and No. 8 in receiving yards per game (50.1) • caught three or more passes nine times and gained over 50 yards seven times • was effective in the post-season, catching 18

passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns • reached career-highs with 10 receptions for 146 yards and scored on a 51-yard touchdown down the middle vs. William & Mary • for his efforts was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week • followed the William & Mary game with another big effort vs. Towson when he caught nine passes for 108 yards and a six-yard touchdown • other top games included catching eight passes for 94 yards and a 24-yard touchdown reception for the go-ahead score in NCAA quarterfinal win over New Hampshire, hauling in seven passes for 84 yards and a touchdown against Villanova, and catching five passes for 73 yards in the NCAA title game loss to Eastern Washington • lost eight yards on only carry of the season vs. Duquesne • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler. 2009 Season: Second-year team member who saw immediate game action and increased his role late in the season • participated in 10 games for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman • made first career start in final game vs. Villanova • was one of five players for the Hens who finished the season with 20 or more receptions • finished fifth on the team in receiving with 21 catches for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and two touchdowns • first career reception came in the form of a two-yard touchdown catch vs. William & Mary • set season-best marks in yards receiving vs. Massachusetts with 85 yards on four receptions, including a season-long 39-yard catch • finished the year strong with a season-best eight receptions for 55 yards and a four-yard touchdown • also had two receptions for 33 yards against Navy • recorded one tackle on the year • team went 65 for Keeler. 2008 Season: Injured for much of pre-season and did not see game action • retained freshman eligibility • team went 4-8 for Keeler. High School: Played at Conestoga High School for head coach Jon Vogan • also competed four seasons for basketball team as a guard and was a sprinter in track and field • played wide receiver, kick returner, and punt returner at Conestoga • led team to four-year record of 26-11 • team went 11-2 and qualified for district playoffs as a senior in 2007 and also advanced to district playoffs in 2005 • in two varsity seasons caught 103 passes for 2,076 yards and 34 touchdowns • caught 50 passes for 988 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 and snared 53 passes for 1,088 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior in 2007 • earned second team Associated Press All-State honors in 2007 and was also selected to the Pennsylvania Football News All-State team, and Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team • selected to play in Pennsylvania East-West All-Star Game and Chester County Valor Bowl Game (captain) • named Main Line Life Newspaper Area Player of the Year, Main Line Times first team All-Area, and All-Central League first team • two-time team Offensive Player of the Year • member of school district’s Strategic Planning Committee • earned local Knights of Columbus Leadership Award • honor roll student. Personal: Nihja (“nigh-juh”) Whitney White • born Jan. 30, 1990 • son of Whitney and Sharon White • leadership major at Delaware • father is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a government executive who has worked closely with U.S. presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama • has visited the White House numerous times and met all three presidents • mother is a graduate of Villanova and is an IT executive and photographer • only child • father competed in track at Penn • enjoys reading the collecting sports cards in his spare time • one of the team’s best basketball players • avid lacrosse fan.

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WHITE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Recpt. 2009 10/1 21 2010 15/1 60 2011 10/9 50 Totals 35/11 131

Yards 238 752 673 1663

Avg. 11.3 12.5 13.5 12.7

TD 2 6 4 12

Long 39 51 59 59

Career-High Receiving Yards: 146 vs. William & Mary, 2010

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt freshman • talented outside linebacker who should play a key role as a backup and on coverage for special teams • projected as No. 2 outside linebacker behind first-year Maryland transfer David Mackall entering pre-season drills • has added nearly 25 lbs. to his frame since arriving at Delaware • recorded a tackle in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game in April. 2011 Season: Did not see action as a backup linebacker for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. High School: Played linebacker for head coach Russ Cellan at Freeport High School • earned first team all-conference, all-county, All-Long Island and AllState honors as a senior • also was named team Most Valuable Player and was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the Long Island Championship game • led team to a record of 11-1 in 2010 • .team captured both the county title and the Long Island title • led team to a three-year record of 31-5 with at least 10 wins each season • three-year standout who played linebacker, wide receiver, safety, tight end, and running back during his career • high school teammate of Rhode Island's Chris Edmond • honor roll student • also recruited by Maine, Albany, Stony Brook, Bryant, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Personal: Jeff Anthony Williams • born Dec. 3, 1993 • son of Tonia Williams • oldest of three children • exercise science major at Delaware • would like to become a physical therapist • owns a pet scorpion.

At Delaware: All-American candidate as one of the nation's top linebackers • outstanding leader who the defense rallies around • fourth-year starter • rugged defender with great instincts • can play both middle or outside linebacker and is slated to start season in middle for one of the Colonial Athletic Association's top defensive units • also key part of special teams unit • former walk-on who has developed into one of the top linebackers in Delaware history • pre-season first team All-CAA selection by league coaches for second

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WORRILOW’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Tackles (Solo) 2009 11/11 60 (36) 2010 15/15 113 (47) 2011 11/11 92 (55) Totals 37/37 265 (138)

TFL 4-8 9.5-28 11.0-32 24.5-68

Career-High Tackles: 13 vs. Navy, Old Dominion, 2011

Sacks 0-0 2-14 1.0-10 3.0-24

PD 1 0 2 3

Int. 0 0 1 1

At Delaware: Will serve as team's regular punter for second straight season • All-Colonial Athletic Association candidate • second-year transfer from Citrus Community College in Glendora, Calif. where he played for two seasons • rugby-style punter who can kick with either leg • athletic punter who will continue to keep defenses honest with his ability to run or throw the ball effectively • College Football Performance Awards pre-season All-American candidate • ranked as the No. 25 punter in the nation by the College Sporting News • has added over 15 lbs. to his frame this arriving at Delaware. 2011 Season: Joined Delaware program from Citrus (Calif.) Community College and made an immediate impact on special teams • earned starting punting spot in pre-season battle with starting placekicker Sean Baner • team's regular punter for all 11 games • punted 46 times for 1,794 yards and 39.0-yard average (No. 13 best all-time at Delaware) • ranked No. 5 in the CAA and No. 48 in the NCAA in punting average • had 13 punts land inside the 20-yard line, eight ended with fair catches, and three went for touchbacks • had five punts go for 50 or more yards with a career-long 60-yarder vs. Old Dominion • also had punts of 58 yards vs. West Chester, 53 yards vs. William & Mary, and 51 yards vs. Rhode Island • averaged season-best 44.8 yards per punt against West Chester (No. 8 single game mark in UD history) • 44.3 average vs. Rhode Island was 11th best mark in UD history • also averaged 43.6 yards vs. ODU and 44.8 yards (on four punts) vs. William & Mary • had three punts land inside the opponent 20-yard line vs. Old Dominion and Maine • had just one punt blocked all season (vs. in first quarter vs. William & Mary), ending a streak by Delaware punters of 301 punts over 70 games and seven seasons without allowing a block • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week twice during the season for performances against William & Mary and Rhode Island • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler. At Citrus Community College: Played two seasons at Citrus Community College in Glendora, Calif. in 200910 • played both punter and wide receiver and handled kickoff duties • averaged 34.9 yards per punt in 2009 as a freshman • had 10 punts land inside the 20-yard line and had just one of his 48 attempts blocked • as a senior in 2010, averaged 34.7 yards per punt on 41 attempts • had a long punt of 55 yards and landed 15 punts inside the 20-yard line • also caught 17 passes for 314 yards (18.5 avg.) and a team-high four touchdowns as a wide receiver. High School: Competed in football, basketball, and track & field at

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Azusa High School • punted and played wide receiver in football and led team to an 11-2 record as a senior • earned All-State, first team All-Montview League, and first team All-San Gabriel Valley honors as a wide receiver as a senior • two-time All-Montview League • all-conference point guard in basketball • sprinter and jumper in track & field and led team to an undefeated season • first student-athlete to earn an NCAA Division I scholarship in school history • National Honor Society. Personal: Rauley Zaragoza ("rawley" "zar-uh-go-zuh") • born Aug. 1, 1991 • son of Jose and Maria Zaragoza • kinesiology major at Delaware • oldest of three children • first member of his family to attend college. ZARAGOZA’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G/S Punts 2009 11/0 46 Totals 11/0 46

Yards 1,794 1,794

Avg. 39.0 39.0

Long 60 60

Blk. 1 1

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Outstanding offensive tackle and guard at DeMatha Catholic High School for head coach Elijah Brooks • another in a long line of DeMatha standouts to play at Delaware, including two-time All-CAA center Rob McDowell who closed out his career last fall having started every game of his career • earned second team Big Schools All-State honors in 2011 and was a first team All-Prince George’s County and second team AllWashington Catholic Athletic Conference pick as a senior • rated as the No. 45 top high school player in state of Maryland • started in the Crab Bowl and Chesapeake Bowl All-Star games • only lineman picked as a Top 10 performer in the Crab Bowl • team went 7-4 and lost in the semifinals of the conference playoffs in 2011 • served as team captain as a senior • also competes in lacrosse and wrestling at DeMatha • attended UD Football Camp • plans to major in sport management or marketing at Delaware • grandfather, John Bozick, played football at Penn State; uncle, Bruce Bozick, played college football at Kentucky; and father played college football at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy • last name pronounced “bo-zick” • full name is John Connor Bozick • son of John and Vickie Bozick.

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Outstanding athlete who played defensive back for head coach Jeff Webb at Fleming Island High School • two-time All-State selection • two-time member of the Florida Times Union All-First Coast team • named to the Florida Times Union Super 24 Team as a senior • rated by Rivals.com as one of the top 160 players in the state of Florida • served as team captain and was voted team Most Valuable Player as a senior • exciting all-purpose player who intercepted 12 passes over his final two seasons, returning five for touchdowns • also returned five kickoffs and punts for touchdowns as a senior in 2011 • led team to a record of 21-4 over his final two seasons • team went 12-1 and advanced to regionals in 2010 and posted a 9-3 record and advanced to the second round of the state tournament in 2011 • rated a 2-Star Prospect by Rivals.com • attended UD Football Camp • runs the 40-yard dash in 4.44 • plans to major in exercise science at Delaware • son of Rob and Dana Brodsky.

Standout wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Jason Voshyski at Academy Park High School in Delaware County • has outstanding speed and athleticism • honorable mention All-State selection by Pennsylvania Football News as a defensive back in both 2010 and 2011 • earned All-Del Val Conference honors all three varsity seasons, earning first team all-purpose honors on offense and defense in 2011, first team honors on defense in 2010, and honorable mention honors at wide receiver and defensive back in 2009 • earned first team All-Delaware County honors on defense in 2011 and honorable mention notice in 2010 • named Academy Park High School team Most Valuable Player as a senior • as a senior, posted 77 tackles and three sacks and returned four of his five interceptions for touchdowns, caught 13 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 632 yards and eight touchdowns • for his career, registered 165 tackles, six sacks, seven interceptions (six for touchdowns), 42 receptions for 790 yards and six touchdowns, and rushed for 964 yards and nine touchdowns • team went 8-4 in 2011 and advanced to regional quarterfinals • attended UD Football Camp • runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds • also competes in track & field • plans to major in psychology • son of James and Comfort Doe.

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Enjoyed an outstanding career as a placekicker, punter, and quarterback for head coach Stan Sexton at Phoebus High School • three-year starter • one of the top kickers in the state • earned All-State, Allregion, and All-district squads all three seasons as a kicker and punter • led team to a 13-2 record and No. 6 ranking in the state this past season when the team won its fourth straight state title • threw a 50-yard touchdown pass in the state title game to put Phoebus up for good • team won 45 straight games at one point during his career • also played soccer • National Honor Society student • plans to major in communications at Delaware • son of Mark and Kim Enderson.

Standout wide receiver and defensive back at Gaithersburg High School for head coach Kreg Kephart • consensus All-State performer as a senior, earning first team Big School honors • earned second team AllMetro honors by the Washington Post as a senior • started at wide receiver in Maryland Crab Bowl Game • has been timed at 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash • born in Zimbabwe and also lived for a period of time in China • son of Wilbert and Ruth Gwashavanhu • full name is Simbarashe Gwashavanhu • last name pronounced “gwash-uh-vahn-who”.

Outstanding defensive end at Camden County High School for head coach Jeff Herron • one of two recruits from Camden County High School, joining fellow lineman Josh Plummer • earned All-State honors in Georgia as both a junior in 2010 and as a senior in 2011 • two-time region Defensive Player of the Year in 2010-11 • selected as Camden County Co-Defensive Most Valuable Player each of his final two seasons • recorded 30 tackles with two quarterback sacks in 2010 and posted 40 tackles with 12 sacks and two pass breakups as a senior in 2011 • also recovered one fumble and forced another as a senior • led the 2012 team to a 12-1 record, a perfect 8-0 mark in regional play, a regional title, and a berth in the state Elite Eight • plans to major in engineering at Delaware • son of Jennifer Mathis.

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Standout two-way lineman at Bishop Kenny High School • earned All-district honorable mention honors as a senior in 2011 despite missing six games with a sprained knee injury • earned Jacksonville All-City honors in both 2010 and 2011 • first team All-district offensive lineman in 2010 • rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 offensive tackle in Jacksonville area, No. 5 in Northeast Florida, and No. 28 in state of Florida • rated a 2-Star Prospect by Rivals.com • son of Greg and Linda Lewis.

Standout defensive lineman at Camden County High School for head coach Jeff Herron • teammate of fellow Blue Hen recruit Vincent Hollerman • led the 2012 team to a 12-1 record, a perfect 8-0 mark in regional play, a regional title, and a berth in the state Elite Eight • team was nationally ranked in the top 10 at one point in the season • earned All-District (Region 3) honors as both a junior an senior • collected 39 tackles and 18 quarterback sacks over his final two seasons • son of Gus Plummer and Tionette Wright.

Lone Delaware product in 2012 scholarship class • exciting pass-catcher who was an All-State selection as a senior in 2011 at Charter School of Wilmington for head coach and former Delaware player Tyran Rice • earned second team All-Blue Hen Conference honors • nominated to play in the annual Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game in June at Delaware Stadium • earned honorable mention All-Blue Hen Conference honors as a junior in 2010 • served as team captain as a senior • caught 40 passes for 430 yards and 10 touchdowns and intercepted three passes as a junior • caught 45 passes for 586 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown, and intercepted one pass as a senior • team went 7-3 in 2010 • attended UD Football Camp • also competed in track and field and basketball at Charter • has run a 4.6 40-yard dash • plans to major in exercise science at Delaware • son of Alexander and Sandra Peterson.

Bruising running back with great size • standout at running back and linebacker at Ridley High School in nearby Delaware County (Pa.) for head coach Dennis Decker • named first team all-region running back by easternpafootball.com • earned All-Central League honors by the Philadelphia Inquirer three times, including first team honors at running back in 2011 • three-year All-Delaware County pick by Delaware County Daily Times, including first team laurels on defense as a senior • played in second annual Chesapeake Bowl in December • named Central League Player of the Week in September when he rushed for a school-record 270 yards and four touchdowns vs. Marple-Newtown • Pennsylvania Big 33 Hot 100 Prospect List • took part in Under Armour 360 Combine in Baltimore, Md. in May, 2011 • rushed for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior • led Ridley teams to a three-year mark of 32-7 and two league titles • team went 13-2 and won district title in 2009 • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com • son of Patrick and Julie Randolph • father is currently the wide receivers coach at NCAA Division III Ursinus (Pa.) College, was one of the all-time great running backs in Pennsylvania history, and enjoyed an outstanding career at West Virginia University • relative of Mike Randolph, who played football at Delaware in 1975-77.

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West Chester Golden Rams

Delaware State Hornets

AUGUST 30 • DELAWARE STADIUM • 7:30 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 8 • DELAWARE STADIUM • 3:30 P.M.

GAME #2

GAME #1

Head Coach Bill Zwaan

Location: West Chester, Pa. Founded: 1871 Enrollment: 14,700 Colors: Purple & Gold President: Dr. Greg Weisenstein Athletic Director: Dr. Edward M. Matejkovic Conference: Pennsylvania State Athletic Stadium: John A. Farrell Stadium (7,500) Nickname: Golden Rams Series Record: Delaware leads, 46-6-1 Football SID: James Zuhlke Office Phone: 610-436-3316 Cell Phone: 845-553-3177 SID Email: jzuhlke@wcupa.edu Web Address: www.wcupagoldenrams.com Press Box Phone: 610-436-2160

Head Coach Kermit Blount

RB Rondell White

2012 SCHEDULE A 30 at Delaware S 8 Gannon S 15 *Millersville S 22 at *Kutztown S 29 at California (Pa.) O 6 *East Stroudsburg O 13 *LIU-Post O 20 *Shippensburg O 27 *Cheyney N 3 at* Bloomsburg N 10 at Clarion * PSAC East games 2011 RESULTS at New Haven......L 32-35 (ot) at Delaware..........L 17-28 Slippery Rock ............W 20-13 *East Stroudsburg......W 37-26 at *C.W. Post ..............L 23-34 at *Shippensburg ......W 52-17 at *Cheyney................W 23-7 *Bloomsburg ..............L 42-55 *Kutztown ....................L 0-24 at *Millersville ..........W 49-13 Indiana (Pa.)................L 7-34 * PSAC East games

Location: Dover, Del. Founded: 1891 Enrollment: 4,178 Colors: Columbia Blue & Red President: Dr. Harry L. Williams Athletic Director: Eric Hart (interim) Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Stadium: Alumni Stadium (7,000) Nickname: Hornets Series Record: Delaware leads, 3-0 Football SID: Dennis Jones Office Phone: 302-857-6068 Cell Phone: 302-270-6066 SID Email: djones@desu.edu Web Address: www.dsuhornets.com Press Box Phone: 302-857-7651

WR Travis Tarpley

2012 SCHEDULE S 1 VMI S 8 at Delaware S 15 at Cincinnati S 22 *Florida A&M O 6 at *Norfolk State O 13 *South Carolina State O 20 *North Carolina A&T O 27 at *Morgan State N 3 at *N.C. Central N 10 *Hampton N 17 at *Howard * MEAC games 2011 RESULTS at VMI ......................W 24-21 Shaw ........................W 31-27 at Delaware ............L 0-45 at *So. Carolina State ..L 0-69 at *Florida A&M ..........L 7-34 *Norfolk State ............L 21-38 at *No. Carolina A&T ..L 24-42 *Morgan State..............L 0-12 *No. Carolina Central....L 7-14 at *Hampton ................L 6-42 *Howard ..................W 39-36 * MEAC games

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Bill Zwaan (Delaware ‘79) Coaching Record: 124-53 overall (15 seasons); 70-39 at West Chester (nine seasons); 0-9 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Gerald Toney (Assistant Head Coach/DB/Special Teams/Recruiting Coordinator), Mike Furlong (Defensive Coordinator/OLB), Bill Zwaan, Jr. (WR/QB), Jim Brazill, Sr. (Strength & Conditioning/ILB), Jim Brazill, Jr. (TE/OG), Brian Kelley (DL), JoJo Patrick (Assistant OL), Nick Sama (OL) Football Office Phone: 610-436-3528 2011 Record: 5-6 (4-3 PSAC East, T-4th) Starters Returning / Lost: 14/10 Returning Starters: Offense (6): Adam Citko (OL), Tim Keyser (WR), LeRonn Lee (WR), Matt McLaughlin (TE), Eric Pratt (OL), Rondell White (RB); Defense (7): Carl Barnes (SS), Eric Edwers (DL), Mike Labor (LB), Anthony McCloskey (DL), John O’Donnell (FS), Bob Sabol (CB), Ronell Williams (LB); Kicking: (1): Shawn Leo (K)

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Kermit Blount (Winston-Salem State ‘80) Coaching Record: 94-95-3 overall (17 seasons); 3-8 at Delaware State (one season); 0-1 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Michael Ketchum (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Arrington Jones III (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Jeff Braxton (DL/Recruiting Coordinator), Nick Calcutta (OL/TE), Bryant Foster (CB), Curtis Thomas (WR/Special Teams), Will King (S), Tory Woodbury (RB) Football Office Phone: 302-857-7447 2011 Record: 3-8 (1-7 MEAC, T-9th) Starters Returning / Lost: 12/12 Returning Starters: Offense (8): Brandon Cunningham (OL), Nick Elko (QB), Darius Jackson (WR), Ryan Langdon (TE), Nail Muradymov (OL), Travis Tarpley (WR), Tom Threadgill (OL), Milton Williams (WR); Defense (2): Ernets Adjei (LB), Joe Boyd (DB); Kicking (2): Marko Kano (P), Mitchell Ward (K),

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Rondell White (141 att., 701 yds., 5.0 avg., 9 TD) Passing: Matt Mattei (1 of 3 for 16 yds., 0 TD, 0 INT) Receiving: Tim Keyser (38 rec., 470 yds., 12.4 avg., 5 TD) Kicking: Shawn Leo (35-36 PAT, 15-20 FG, LG 48) Punting: Rich Bruno (5 punts, 166 yds., 33.2 avg., LG 42) Defense: Ronell Williams (79 tackles, 26 solo, 53 assisted, 5.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks)

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Josh Bailey (112 att., 333 yds., 3.0 avg., 4 TD) Passing: Nick Elko (207 of 362 for 2,064 yds., 15 TD, 16 INT) Receiving: Travis Tarpley (66 rec., 736 yds., 11.2 avg., 4 TD) Kicking: Mitchell Ward (15-18 PAT, 4-8 FG, LG 35) Punting: Marko Kano (78 punts, 2,998 yds., 38.4 avg., LG 68) Defense: Quentin Ferguson (106 tackles, 70 solo, 36 assisted, 12.0 TFL, 2 sacks)

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Bucknell Bison

William & Mary Tribe

SEPTEMBER 15 • DELAWARE STADIUM • 3:30 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 22 • ZABLE STADIUM • TBA

GAME #3

GAME #4

Head Coach Joe Susan

Location: Lewisburg, Pa. Founded: 1846 Enrollment: 3,500 Colors: Blue & Orange President: Dr. John C. Bravman Athletic Director: John P. Hardt Conference: Patriot League Stadium: Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium (13,100) Nickname: Bison Series Record: Delaware leads, 22-11 Football SID: Todd Merriett Office Phone: 570-577-3488 Cell Phone: 570-428-5393 SID Email: todd.merriett@bucknell.edu Web Address: www.bucknellbison.com Press Box Phone: 570-577-1519

RB Tyler Smith

2012 SCHEDULE S 8 at Marist S 15 at Delaware S 22 *Lafayette S 29 Cornell O 6 at *Holy Cross O 13 at Harvard O 20 at *Lehigh O 27 *Colgate N 3 *Fordham N 10 at *Georgetown N 17 Bryant * Patriot League games 2011 RESULTS Duquesne..................W 27-26 Marist ......................W 28-14 at Cornell ..................L 13-24 at Princeton ................W 34-9 *Georgetown ............W 35-18 *Lehigh ........................L 6-30 at Harvard ..................L 3-42 *Holy Cross ................L 13-16 at *Lafayette ............W 39-13 at Fordham ................W 21-0 at *Colgate ..................L 6-21 * Patriot League games

Head Coach Jimmye Laycock

Location: Williamsburg, Va. Founded: 1693 Enrollment: 7,800 Colors: Green, Gold & Silver President: W. Taylor Reveley, III Athletic Director: Terry Driscoll Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Walter J. Zable Stadium (12,259) Nickname: Tribe Series Record: Delaware leads, 21-15 Football SID: Pete Clawson Office Phone: 757-221-3369 Cell Phone: 757-645-4040 SID Email: pmclaw@wm.edu Web Address: www.tribeathletics.com Press Box Phone: 757-221-3414

LB Dante Cook

2012 SCHEDULE S 1 at Maryland S 8 Lafayette S 15 at *Towson S 22 *Delaware S 29 *Georgia State O 6 at Penn O 13 at *James Madison O 27 *Maine N 3 at *New Hampshire N 10 at *Old Dominion N 17 *Richmond * CAA games 2011 RESULTS at Virginia ....................L 3-40 at VMI ........................W 24-7 New Haven ..............W 13-10 *James Madison ........L 14-20 at *Villanova ............W 20-16 at *Delaware ..........L 0-21 *New Hampshire ......W 24-10 *Towson ....................L 27-38 at *Rhode Island ........L 21-24 *Old Dominion............L 31-35 at *Richmond ............W 25-23 * CAA games

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Joe Susan (Delaware ‘78) Coaching Record: 7-15 overall and at Bucknell (two seasons); 00 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Matt Borich (Defensive Run Game Coordinator/DL), Bryan Bossard (Offensive Coordinator/WR/TE), Mike Kashurba (Defensive Pass Game Coordinator/Safeties), R.D. Montgomery (TE/FB), Mike O’Connor (QB), Ross Pennypacker (LB), Chad Rogoscheske (OL), Chip Taylor (CB/Special Teams), Bill Morrow (RB) Football Office Phone: 570-577-3918 2011 Record: 6-5 (2-3 Patriot, 4th) Starters Returning / Lost: 13/11 Returning Starters: Offense (6): Travis Friend (FB), Nick Gatto (TE), Lonnie Rawles (OL), Tyler Smith (RB), Victor Walker (WR), Brandon Wesley (QB); Defense (6): Jordan Dudas (SS), Ryan Morgan (FS), Derrick Palmer (CB), Sean Sellers (DL), Tracey Smith (DL), Beau Traber (LB); Kicking (1): Ryan Gutowski (P)

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Jimmye Laycock (William & Mary ‘70) Coaching Record: 213-151-2 overall and at William & Mary (32 seasons); 14-17 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Zbig Kepa (Offensive Coordinator/WR), Scott Boone (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Bob Solderitch (Assistant Head Coach/OL), Trevor Andrews (Recruiting Coordinator/DL), David Corley (RB), Tom Clark (DB), Chris Barclay (RB), John Bowes (DB/Defensive Assistant), Mike Godsil (TE/FB), Trey Henderson (LB/Video Coordinator) Football Office Phone: 757-221-3369 2011 Record: 5-6 (3-5 CAA, 7th) Starters Returning / Lost: 14/10 Returning Starters: Offense (7): Brent Caprio (QB), Matt Crisafi (LG), Michael Graham (QB), Robert Gumbita (RT), Ryan Moody (WR), Michael Salazar (LT), Trevor Springman (RG); Defense (6): George Beerhalter (DT), Dante Cook (LB), Jabrel Mines (LB), Stephen Sinnott (DE), Brian Thompson (SS), B.W. Webb (CB); Kicking (1): Drake Kuhn (K/P)

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Tyler Smith (175 att., 795 yds., 4.5 avg., 8 TD) Passing: Brandon Wesley (116 of 221 for 1,446 yds., 7 TD, 6 INT) Receiving: Victor Walker (21 rec., 473 yds., 22.5 avg., 2 TD) Kicking: Alex Eckard (5-6 PAT, 2-4 FG, LG 21) Punting: Ryan Gutowski (79 punts, 2,898 yds., 36.7 avg., LG 71) Defense: Sean Rafferty (70 tackles, 44 solo, 26 assisted, 4.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 INT)

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Keith McBride (56 att., 281 yds., 5.0 avg., 10 TD) Passing: Brent Caprio (68 of 107 for 795 yds., 6 TD, 7 INT) Receiving: Tre McBride (14 rec., 146 yds., 10.4 avg., 0 TD) Kicking: Drake Kuhn (20-22 PAT, 10-14 FG, LG 45) Punting: Drake Kuhn (43 punts, 1,712 yds., 39.8 avg., LG 54) Defense: Jabrel Mines (109 tackles, 56 solo, 53 assisted, 8.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks)

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New Hampshire Wildcats

Maine Black Bears

SEPTEMBER 29 • COWELL STADIUM • 12 NOON

OCTOBER 6 • DELAWARE STADIUM • 3:30 P.M.

GAME #5

GAME #6

Head Coach Sean McDonnell

Location: Durham, N.H. Founded: 1866 Enrollment: 14,469 Colors: Blue & White President: Dr. Mark Huddleston Athletic Director: Marty Scarano Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Cowell Stadium (6,500) Nickname: Wildcats Series Record: Delaware leads, 20-10 Football SID: Mike Murphy Office Phone: 603-862-3906 Cell Phone: 603-969-0774 SID Email: mike.murphy@unh.edu Web Address: www.unhwildcats.com Press Box Phone: 603-862-2645

LB Matt Evans

2012 SCHEDULE A 30 at Holy Cross S 8 at Minnesota S 15 Central Connecticut S 22 at *Old Dominion S 29 *Delaware O 6 at *Georgia State O 13 *Richmond O 20 at *Maine O 27 at *Rhode Island N 3 *William & Mary N 17 *Towson * CAA games 2011 RESULTS at Toledo ....................L 22-58 at Lehigh............W 48-41 (ot) at *Richmond ............W 45-43 Holy Cross ................W 39-32 *Villanova ................W 47-17 at *William & Mary ....L 10-24 vs. *Massachusetts ....W 27-21 *Rhode Island ..........W 31-24 *James Madison........W 28-10 at *Towson ................L 42-56 *Maine......................W 30-27 at #Montana State ......L 25-26 * CAA games # NCAA FCS Playoff games

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Sean McDonnell (New Hampshire ‘78) Record: 96-62 overall and at New Hampshire (13 seasons); 4-5 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: John Lyons (Defensive Coordinator/DB), Ryan Carty (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Jon Shelton (DE), Brian Barbato (TE), Michael Ferzoco (RB), Terrence Klein (SS/OLB), Alex Miller (OL), Chris Van Horn (DT), Artie Asselta (WR), Art Link (LB) Football Office Phone: 603-862-1852 2011 Record: 8-4 (6-2 CAA, T-2nd), NCAA FCS Second Round Starters Returning / Lost: 15/8 Returning Starters: Offense (7): Ricky Archer (OL), Mike Coccia (OL), Mickey DiLima (OL), Joey Orlando (WR), Seamus O’Neill (OL), Dontra Peters (RB), Chris Zarkoskie (OL); Defense (7): Manny Asam (DB), Chris Beranger (DB), Alan Buzbee (LB), Matt Evans (LB), Chris Houston (DB), Sean McCann (DL), Jared Smith (DL); Kicking (1): Mike MacArthur (K/P) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Pushaun Brown (117 att., 595 yds., 5.1 avg., 7 TD) Passing: Dontra Peters (3 of 4 for 18 yds., 0 TD, 1 INT) Receiving: Joey Orlando (54 rec., 679 yds., 12.6 avg., 3 TD) Kicking: Mike MacArthur (40-43 PAT, 15-18 FG, LG 47) Punting: Mike MacArthur (40 punts, 1,532 yds., 38.3 avg., LG 59) Defense: Matt Evans (165 tackles, 86 solo, 79 assisted, 7.5 TFL, 3 INT)

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Head Coach Jack Cosgrove

Location: Orono, Maine Founded: 1865 Enrollment: 12,000 Colors: Navy Blue, Sky Blue & White President: Dr. Paul Ferguson Athletic Director: Steve Abbott Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Morse Field at Alford Stadium (10,000) Nickname: Black Bears Series Record: Delaware leads, 23-8 Football SID: Andrew Mahoney Office Phone: 207-581-4158 Cell Phone: 813-298-9698 SID Email: andrew.mahoney@umit.maine.edu Web Address: www.goblackbears.com Press Box Phone: 207-581-1049

2012 SCHEDULE S 8 at Boston College S 15 at Bryant S 22 Albany S 29 *Villanova O 6 at *Delaware O 13 at *Towson O 20 *New Hampshire O 27 at *William & Mary N 3 *James Madison N 10 *Georgia State N 17 at *Rhode Island * CAA games 2011 RESULTS Bryant ......................W 28-13 at Pittsburgh ..............L 29-35 at Albany ..................W 31-15 *Delaware ..........W 31-17 at *J. Madison....W 25-24 (ot) *Rhode Island ..........W 27-21 at *Richmond ............W 23-22 at *Villanova ............W 41-25 *Towson ....................L 30-40 *Massachusetts..........W 32-21 at *New Hampshire ....L 27-30 at #Appalachian St. ..W 34-12 at #Georgia Southern..L 23-35 *CAA games # NCAA FCS Playoff games

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Jack Cosgrove (Maine ‘78) Record: 106-112 overall and at Maine (19 seasons); 6-8 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Kevin Bourgoin (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Paul Ferraro (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Kyle Archer (WR/Offensive Special Teams), Jeff Ambrosie (OL/Running Game Coordinator), Dennis Dottin-Carter (DL/Defensive Special Teams), Joe Harasymiak (DB), Shawn Demaray (RB/TE), Jordan Stevesn (Defensive Assistant/DL) Football Office Phone: 207-581-1061 2011 Record: 9-4 (6-2 CAA, T-2nd), NCAA FCS Quarterfinals Starters Returning / Lost: 15/10 Returning Starters: Offense (7): Jeff Gakos (OL), Chris Howley (OL), Maurice McDonald (WR), Justin Perillo (TE), Josh Spearin (OL), Arthur Williams (WR), Garret Williamson (OL); Defense (7): Arron Achey (LB), Doug Alston (DL), Michael Cole (DL), Donte Dennis (LB), Darlis James (DB), Kendall James (DB), Troy Russell (LB); Kicking (1): Brian Harvey (K) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: David Hood (69 att., 326 yds., 4.7 avg., 5 TD) Passing: Marcus Wasilewski (1 of 1 for 0 yds., 0 TD, 0 INT) Receiving: Maurice McDonald (58 rec., 591 yds., 10.2 avg., 5 TD) Kicking: Brian Harvey (41-44 PAT, 8-14 FG, LG 41) Punting: No Returnees Defense: Vinson Givans (94 tackles, 45 solo, 49 assisted, 4.5 TFL, 2 INT)

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Rhode Island Rams

Old Dominion Monarchs

OCTOBER 20 • DELAWARE STADIUM • 3:30 P.M.

OCTOBER 27 • BALLARD STADIUM • 12 NOON

GAME #7

GAME #8

Head Coach Joe Trainer

Location: Kingston, R.I. Founded: 1892 Enrollment: 15,591 Colors: Light Blue, Dark Blue & White President: Dr. David Dooley Athletic Director: Thorr Bjorn Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Meade Stadium (6,555) Nickname: Rams Series Record: Delaware leads, 19-8 Football SID: Shane Donaldson Office Phone: 401-874-2409 Cell Phone: TBA SID Email: shane_donaldson@ds.uri.edu Web Address: www.gorhody.com Press Box Phone: 401-874-4616

QB Bob Bentsen

2012 SCHEDULE S 8 at Monmouth S 15 at *Villanova S 22 *James Madison S 29 at Bowling Green O 6 Brown O 13 *Georgia State O 20 at *Delaware O 27 *New Hampshire N 3 at *Richmond N 10 at *Towson N 17 *Maine * CAA games 2011 RESULTS at Syracuse ................L 14-21 at *Massachusetts ......L 27-36 Fordham ..................W 21-17 at Brown ....................L 21-35 *Old Dominion............L 23-31 at *Maine ..................L 21-27 *Delaware ..........W 38-34 at *New Hampshire ....L 24-31 *William & Mary ......W 24-21 at *James Madison ....L 13-31 *Towson ....................L 17-28 * CAA games

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Joe Trainer (Dickinson ‘90) Coaching Record: 22-44 overall (six seasons); 9-24 at Rhode Island (three seasons); 1-1 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Roy Istvan (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/OL), Brian Vaganek (Defensive Coordinator/DL), Eddie Allen (Special Teams/RB), Liam Coen (Passing Game Coordinator/QB), Raphael Dowdye (Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator), Ari Confesor (WR), Ryan Mattison (DB), Matt Sutjak (Assistant OL), Matt Urban (Assistant DB) Football Office Phone: 401-874-2406 2011 Record: 3-8 (2-6 CAA, 8th) Starters Returning / Lost: 9/15 Returning Starters: Offense (5): Bob Bentsen (QB), Kyle Elliott (OG), Matt Greenhalgh (C), Brandon Johnson-Farrell (WR), Toe Migliarese (TE); Defense (4): Doug Johnson (LB), James Timmons (DL), Manee Williams (DL), Dave Zocco (LB); Kicking (0). RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Bob Bentsen (39 att., 163 yds., 4.2 avg., 1 TD) Passing: Bob Bentsen (93 of 156 for 1,137 yds., 9 TD, 8 INT) Receiving: Brandon Johnson-Farrell (44 rec., 567 yds., 12.9 avg., 4 TD) Kicking: No returnees Punting: No Returnees Defense: Dave Zocco (99 tackles, 73 solo, 26 assisted, 13.0 TFL, 4 sacks)

Head Coach Bobby Wilder

Location: Norfolk, Va. Founded: 1930 Enrollment: 24,466 Colors: Slate Blue, Sky Blue & Silver President: John R. Broderick Athletic Director: Dr. Camden Wood Selig Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium (19,782) Nickname: Monarchs Series Record: Delaware leads, 1-0 Football SID: Kimberly Zivkovich Office Phone: 757-683-5520 Cell Phone: 757-617-7757 SID Email: kzivkovi@odu.edu Web Address: www.odusports.com Press Box Phone: 757-683-3842

WR Nick Mayers

2012 SCHEDULE S 1 Duquesne S 8 at Hampton S 15 Campbell S 22 *New Hampshire S 29 at *Richmond O 13 *Villanova O 20 at *Towson O 27 *Delaware N 3 at *Georgia State N 10 *William & Mary N 17 at *James Madison * CAA games 2011 RESULTS Campbell ..................W 41-14 at *Georgia State ......W 40-17 Hampton ..................W 45-42 at *Delaware..............L 17-27 *Massachusetts..........W 48-33 at *Rhode Island ......W 31-23 *Towson ....................L 35-39 at *Villanova ............W 37-14 *James Madison........W 23-20 *Richmond ................W 42-28 at *William & Mary ..W 35-41 #Norfolk State ..........W 35-18 at #Georgia Southern..L 48-55 * CAA games # NCAA FCS Playoff games

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Bobby Wilder (Maine ‘87) Coaching Record: 27-8 overall (three season); 10-3 at Old Dominion (one season); 0-1 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Marc Bacote (DB), Zohn Burden (WR), Dealton Cotton (Assistant Head Coach/DL), Bill Dee (Defensive Coordinator), Corey Hetherman (Defensive Run Game/LB), Keita Malloy (Assistant Defensive Coordinator/Secondary), Ron Whitcomb (Pass Game Coordinator/QB/Recruiting Coordinator), Brad Watkins (RB), Michael Zyskowski (Special Teams/OL) Football Office Phone: 757-683-6150 2011 Record: 10-3 (6-2 CAA, T-2nd), NCAA FCS Second Round Starters Returning / Lost: 17/7 Returning Starters: Offense (8): David Born (OL), Robbie Duncan (OL), Reid Evans (WR), Angus Harper (RB), Taylor Heinicke (QB), Jack Lowney (OL), Nick Mayers (WR), Larry Pinkard (WR); Defense (7): Chris Burnette (DL), John Darr (LB), Eriq Lewis (CB), Carvin Powell (S), Devon Simmons (S), Craig Wilkins (LB), Markell Wilkins (CB); Kicking (2): Jarod Brown (K), Jonathan Plisco (P) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Angus Harper (141 att., 633 yds., 4.5 avg., 10 TD) Passing: Taylor Heinicke (211 of 307 for 2,385 yds., 25 TD, 1 INT) Receiving: Nick Mayers (62 rec., 698 yds., 11.3 avg., 7 TD) Kicking: Jarod Brown (57-59 PAT, 14-21 FG, LG 51) Punting: Jonathan Plisco (51 punts, 2,352 yds., 46.1 avg., LG 62) Defense: Craig Wilkins (111 tackles, 58 solo, 53 assisted, 14.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks)

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Richmond Spiders

NOVEMBER 3 • DELAWARE STADIUM • 12 NOON

NOVEMBER 10 • ROBINS STADIUM • 3:30 P.M.

GAME #9

GAME #10

Head Coach Rob Ambrose

Location: Towson, Md. Founded: 1866 Enrollment: 21,111 Colors: Black, White & Gold President: Dr. Maravene Loeschke Athletic Director: Mike Waddell Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas Stadium (11,198) Nickname: Tigers Series Record: Delaware leads, 9-4 Football SID: Dan O’Connell Office Phone: 410-704-3102 Cell Phone: 410-382-4986 SID Email: doconnell@towson.edu Web Address: www.towsontigers.com Press Box Phone: 410-704-3102

RB Terrance West

2012 SCHEDULE A 30 at Kent State S 15 *William & Mary S 22 St. Francis (Pa.) S 29 at LSU O 6 at *James Madison O 13 *Maine O 20 *Old Dominion O 27 at *Villanova N 3 at *Delaware N 10 *Rhode Island N 17 at *New Hampshire * CAA games 2011 RESULTS Morgan State ..............W 42-3 *Villanova ................W 31-10 Colgate ....................W 42-17 at Maryland ................L 3-28 *Richmond ................W 31-28 at *Old Dominion ......W 39-35 at *William & Mary ..W 38-27 *Delaware ............L 30-35 at *Maine..................W 40-30 *New Hampshire ......W 56-42 at *Rhode Island ......W 28-17 #Lehigh......................L 38-40 * CAA games # NCAA FCS Playoff games

Head Coach Danny Rocco

Location: Richmond, Va. Founded: 1830 Enrollment: 2,950 Colors: Red & Blue President: Dr. Edward L. Ayres Athletic Director: Jim Miller Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Robins Stadium (8,700) Nickname: Spiders Series Record: Delaware leads, 20-8 Football SID: Scott Burns Office Phone: 804-287-6313 Cell Phone: TBA SID Email: sburns2@richmond.edu Web Address: www.richmondspiders.com Press Box Phone: 804-355-6110

FB Kendall Gaskins

2012 SCHEDULE S 1 at Virginia S 8 Gardner-Webb S 15 at VMI S 22 at *Georgia State S 29 *Old Dominion O 6 at *Villanova O 13 at *New Hampshire O 20 *James Madison N 3 *Rhode Island N 10 *Delaware N 17 at *William & Mary * CAA games 2011 RESULTS at Duke ....................W 23-21 Wagner ......................W 21-6 VMI ..........................W 34-19 *New Hampshire ........L 43-45 at *James Madison ......L 7-31 at *Towson ................L 28-31 *Maine ......................L 22-23 *Massachusetts ............L 7-28 at *Old Dominion........L 28-42 at *Delaware..............L 10-24 *William & Mary ........L 23-25 * CAA games

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Rob Ambrose (Towson ‘93) Coaching Record: 15-29 overall (four seasons); 12-22 at Towson (three seasons); 0-3 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Matt Hachmann (Defensive Coordinator/LB), John Donatelli (OL), James Vollono (TE/Special Teams Assistant), Jared Ambrose (QB), Reno Ferri (RB), Dassin Blackwell (WR), Brian Fleury (Safeties/Special Teams), Derrick Johnson (CB), Canute Curtis (DL), Konstantinos Kosmakos (OLB) Football Office Phone: 410-704-3155 2011 Record: 9-3 (7-1 CAA, 1st) Starters Returning / Lost: 19/5 Returning Starters: Offense (8): Grant Enders (QB), Randall Harris (OG), Charles Johnson (OG), Leon Kinnard (WR), James Oboh (TE), Eric Pike (OT), Tom Ryan (WR), Doug Shaw (C); Defense (9): Frank Beltre (DE), Jordan Dangerfield (FS), Alexander DiSanzo (OLB), Corey Ford (CB), Matt Morgan (DT), Kenton Powell (OLB), Tye Smith (CB), Romale Tucker (DE), Danzel White (MLB); Kicking (2): R.J. Peppers (P), D.J. Soven (K)

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Danny Rocco (Wake Forest ‘84) Coaching Record: 47-20 overall (six seasons); 0-0 Richmond (first season); 0-0 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Wayne Lineburg (Associate Head Coach/RB/Recuiting Coordinator), Brandon Streeter (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Bob Trott (Defensive Coordinator), Dave Legg (CB/Special Teams), Levern Belin (DL), Fontel Mines (WR), Bill Polin (TE), Manny Rojas (Assistant DL), Byron Thweatt (LB), Blaine McCorkle (OL) Football Office Phone: 804-289-8372 2011 Record: 3-8 (0-0 CAA, 10th) Starters Returning / Lost: 15/9 Returning Starters: Offense (6): Ben Edwards (WR), Kevin Finney (TE), Kendall Gaskins (FB), Austin Gund (OL), Jacob Rudy (OL), Mark Speir (OL); Defense (7): Darryl Hamilton (DB), Evan Kelly (DL), Darius McMillan (LB), Aaron Roane (LB), B.J. Scott (DL), Cooper Taylor (DB), Kerry Wynn (DL); Kicking: (2): Nick Hicks (P), Wil Kamin (K)

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Terrance West (194 att., 1,294 yds., 6.7 avg., 29 TD) Passing: Grant Enders (165 of 245 for 2,081 yds., 16 TD, 8 INT) Receiving: Tom Ryan (39 rec., 560 yds., 14.4 avg. 3 TD) Kicking: D.J. Soven (53-56 PAT, 7-8 FG, LG 47) Punting: R.J. Peppers (31 punts, 4,319 yds., 35.2 avg., LG 49) Defense: Jordan Dangerfield (93 tackles, 57 solo, 36 assisted, 2 INT)

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Kendall Gaskins (168 att., 650 yds., 3.9 avg., 10 TD) Passing: John Laub (8 of 17 for 116 yds., 0 TD, 0 INT) Receiving: Ben Edwards (44 rec., 509 yds., 11.6 avg., 6 TD) Kicking: Wil Kamin (18-22 PAT, 9-12 FG, LG 45) Punting: Nick Hicks (29 punts, 1,103 yds., 38.0 avg., LG 54) Defense: Darius McMillan (133 tackles, 40 solo, 93 assisted, 3.5 TFL)

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Villanova Wildcats NOVEMBER 17 • DELAWARE STADIUM • 3:30 P.M.

GAME #11

Head Coach Andy Talley

Location: Villanova, Pa. Founded: 1842 Enrollment: 6,240 Colors: Blue & White President: Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA Athletic Director: Vince Nicastro Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Stadium: Villanova Stadium (12,000) Nickname: Wildcats Series Record: Villanova leads, 23-21-1 Football SID: Dean Kenefick Office Phone: 610-519-6514 Cell Phone: 610-259-2422 SID Email: dean.kenefick@villanova.edu Web Address: www.villanova.com Press Box Phone: 610-519-5290

LB Dillon Lucas

2012 SCHEDULE A 31 at Temple S 8 Fordham S 15 *Rhode Island S 22 at Penn S 29 at *Maine O 6 *Richmond O 13 at *Old Dominion O 20 at *Georgia State O 27 *Towson N 10 *James Madison N 17 at *Delaware * CAA games 2011 RESULTS at Temple ....................L 7-42 at *Towson ................L 10-31 Monmouth....................L 9-20 at Penn ....................W 30-21 *William & Mary ........L 16-20 at *New Hampshire ....L 17-47 at *James Madison ....L 10-34 *Old Dominion............L 14-37 *Maine ......................L 25-41 at *Massachusetts......W 35-17 *Delaware ............L 16-26 * CAA games

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH 1. Towson (12) 2. Old Dominion (1) 3. James Madison (1) 4. New Hampshire (2) 5. Delaware 6. Maine 7. William & Mary 8. Villanova 9. Richmond 10. Rhode Island 11. Georgia State OFFENSE QB ......................................................Taylor Heinicke ............................................Old Dominion RB ....................................................Andrew Pierce ..............................................Delaware RB ........................................................Terrance West........................................................Towson FB..........................................................Brian Barlow ............................................James Madison WR ........................................................Nick Mayers ..............................................Old Dominion WR ....................................................Maurice McDonald......................................................Maine WR ......................................................Nihja White ................................................Delaware TE ..........................................................Justin Perillo ..........................................................Maine OL..........................................................Ricky Archer............................................New Hampshire OL ........................................................Chris Howley..........................................................Maine OL ..........................................................Dan Shirey ......................................................Villanova OL ........................................................Josh Spearin ..........................................................Maine OL..........................................................Earl Watford ............................................James Madison

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Andy Talley (So. Connecticut ‘67) Coaching Record: 218-134-2 overall (32 seasons); 190-116-1 at Villanova (26 seasons); 11-12 vs. Delaware Assistant Coaches: Mark Ferrante (Assistant Head Coach/OL), Sam Venuto (Offensive Coordinator/QB), Billy Crocker (Defensive Coordinator/LB), Brian Flinn (WR/Recruiting Coordinator), Rocco Bellantoni (DL/Special Teams), Tony Trisciani (Secondary), Darrius Smith (RB), David Riede (CB), Nick Kray (Offensive Assistant), Justin Stovall (Defensive Assistant) Football Office Phone: Contact SID 2011 Record: 2-9 (1-7 CAA, 9th) Starters Returning / Lost: 22/2 Returning Starters: Offense (11): Jamal Abdur-Rahman (WR), Josh Bucci (OG), Ross Hall (OG), Vince Kowalski (OT), Austin Medey (RB), Earnest Pettway (TE), Chris Polony (QB), Dan Shirey (C), Bill Vogel (OT), Norman White (WR), Dorian Wells (WR); Defense (10): Ronnie Akins (SS), Devon Bridges (LB), Rakim Cox (DE), Joey Harmon (LB), Craig James (CB), Marlon Johnson (DE), Antoine Lewis (DL), Eric Loper (S), Dillon Lucas (LB), Joe Sarnese (FS); Kicking (1): Mark Hamilton (K/P)

DEFENSE DL..........................................................Frank Beltre ........................................................Towson DL ........................................................Chris Burnette..............................................Old Dominion DL..........................................................Michael Cole ..........................................................Maine DL ........................................................Antoine Lewis ....................................................Villanova LB ..........................................................Matt Evans ............................................New Hampshire LB ......................................................Darius McMillan ..................................................Richmond LB ....................................................Stephon Robertson........................................James Madison LB ........................................................Craig Wilkins ..............................................Old Dominion LB ......................................................Paul Worrilow ..............................................Delaware S ......................................................Jordan Dangerfield....................................................Towson S ........................................................Brian Thompson ........................................William & Mary CB ....................................................Travis Hawkins ..............................................Delaware CB ..........................................................B.W. Webb ............................................William & Mary

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Austin Medley (63 att., 328 yds., 5.2 avg., 4 TD) Passing: Chris Polony (69 of 122 for 713 yds., 7 TD, 6 INT) Receiving: Dorian Wells (38 rec., 450 yds., 11.8 avg., 5 TD) Kicking: Mark Hamilton (18-20 PAT, 10-13 FG, LG 45) Punting: Mark Hamilton (55 punts, 2,352 yards, 42.8 avg., LG 58) Defense: Dillon Lucas (92 tackles, 51 solo, 41 assisted, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR RB ........................................................Terrance West........................................................Towson

SPECIAL TEAMS RS........................................................Dae’Quan Scott ..........................................James Madison K ..........................................................Sean Baner..................................................Delaware P ........................................................Jonathan Plisco ............................................Old Dominion

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR LB ..........................................................Matt Evans ............................................New Hampshire selected by head coaches and media members of the CAA

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West Chester

(Delaware leads 46-6-1) 1941 - *Tie, 7-7 1942 - *Delaware, 20-0 1948 - *Delaware, 19-0 1949 - *Delaware,27-14 1950 - *Delaware,16-13 1951 - *Delaware,47-20 1952 -* West Chester, 24-20 1953 -* West Chester, 27-13 1954 -* Delaware, 40-6 1956 -* West Chester, 10-7 1968 - *Delaware, 28-0 1969 - *Delaware, 24-8 1970 - *Delaware, 39-22 1971 - *Delaware, 47-8 1972 - *Delaware, 31-14 1973 - *Delaware, 49-14 1974 - *Delaware, 31-3 1975 - *Delaware, 35-7 1976 - *Delaware, 42-7 1977 - *Delaware, 17-15 1978 - *Delaware, 56-0 1979 - *Delaware, 42-7 1980 - *Delaware, 28-7 1981 - *Delaware, 31-14 1982 - *Delaware, 55-13 1983 - *West Chester, 35-27 1984 - *Delaware, 21-20 1985 - *Delaware, 37-22 1986 - *Delaware, 33-31 1987 - *Delaware, 28-21 1988 - *West Chester, 33-13 1989 - *Delaware, 41-21 1990 - *Delaware, 13-12 1991 - *Delaware, 28-0 1992 - *West Chester, 21-20 1993 - *Delaware, 56-41 1994 - *Delaware, 58-55 1995 - *Delaware, 49-21 1996 - *Delaware, 24-17 1997 - *Delaware, 28-7 1998 - *Delaware, 42-21 1999 - *Delaware, 29-10 2000 - *Delaware, 84-0 2001 - No game - 9/11 Tragedies 2002 - *Delaware, 31-10 2003 - *Delaware, 49-7 2004 - *Delaware, 24-6 2005 - *Delaware, 42-21 2006 - *Delaware, 30-7 2007 - *Delaware, 41-14 2008 - *Delaware, 48-20 2009 - *Delaware, 35-0 2010 - *Delaware, 31-0 2011 - *Delaware, 28-17

Delaware State

(Delaware leads 3-0) 2007 - *$Delaware, 44-7 2009 - *Delaware, 27-17 2011 - *Delaware, 45-0

Bucknell

(Delaware leads 22-11) 1908 - *Bucknell, 13-0 1946 - Delaware, 27-14 1947 - Bucknell, 13-12 1948 - *Delaware, 7-0

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William & Mary

(Delaware leads 21-15) 1915 - *Delaware, 93-0 1923 - Wm. & Mary, 14-0 1976 - Delaware, 15-13 1979 - *Delaware, 40-0 1980 - Delaware, 7-3 1982 - *Delaware, 62-21 1983 - Delaware, 30-13 1984 - *Wm. & Mary, 23-21 1985 - Wm. & Mary, 17-16 1986 - *Wm. & Mary, 24-18 $Delaware, 51-17 1987 - Delaware, 38-14 1988 - *Delaware, 38-35 1989 - Wm. & Mary, 27-24 1990 - *Wm. & Mary, 22-12 1991 - Delaware, 28-21 1993 - *Delaware, 42-35 1994 - William & Mary, 31-7 1995 - *Delaware, 23-20 1996 - William & Mary, 10-7 1997 - *Delaware, 14-0 1998 - William & Mary, 52-45 1999 - *Delaware, 34-27 (2ot) 2000 - Delaware, 28-17 2001 - *William & Mary, 21-17 2002 - William & Mary, 45-42 2003 - *Delaware, 41-27 2004 - *Delaware, 31-28 $William & Mary, 44-38 (2ot) 2005 - Delaware, 22-21 2006 - *Delaware, 28-14 2007 - Delaware, 49-31 2008 - *William & Mary, 27-3 2009 - William & Mary, 30-20 2010 - William & Mary, 17-16 2011 - *Delaware, 21-0

New Hampshire

(Delaware leads 20-10) 1953 - *Delaware, 48-0 1954 - Delaware, 19-13 1955 - *Delaware, 20-18 1956 - Delaware, 14-6 1957 - *Delaware, 59-6 1958 - Delaware, 36-14 1959 - *Delaware, 50-12 1960 - UNH, 31-14 1970 - *Delaware, 53-12 1971 - Delaware, 40-7 1974 - *Delaware, 34-10 1975 - Delaware, 16-7 1986 - *UNH, 28-21 (ot) 1987 - UNH, 45-21 1988 - Delaware, 38-20 1989 - *UNH, 27-17 1990 - UNH, 34-7 1991 - *UNH, 45-28 1992 - Delaware, 42-22 1997 - Delaware, 27-10 1998 - *Delaware, 31-7 1999 - Delaware, 14-10 2000 - *UNH, 45-44 (ot) 2001 - Delaware, 49-36 2002 - *Delaware, 21-9 2003 - Delaware, 22-21 2004 - *UNH, 24-21 2006 - *UNH, 52-49 2007 - UNH, 35-30 2010 - $*Delaware, 16-3

Maine

(Delaware leads 23-8) 1972 - *Delaware, 62-0 1973 - Delaware, 28-12 1974 - *Delaware, 39-13 1975 - *Delaware, 35-9 1976 - *Delaware, 36-0 1978 - *Delaware, 48-0 1979 - *Delaware, 31-14 1980 - *Delaware, 35-6 1981 - Delaware, 42-5 1984 - Delaware, 37-7 1985 - *Maine, 10-7 1986 - Delaware, 34-31 1987 - *Maine, 59-56 (ot) 1988 - Delaware, 31-14 1989 - Delaware, 31-14 1990 - Maine, 17-10 1991 - *Delaware, 34-10 1992 - Delaware, 57-13 1993 - *Delaware, 21-19 1994 - Maine, 19-13 1995 - *Delaware, 61-0 1996 - Delaware, 27-17 1998 - *Maine, 39-27 2002 - Delaware, 37-13 2003 - *Delaware, 24-21 (ot) 2004 - *Delaware, 43-38 2005 - Maine, 25-15 2007 - *Maine, 27-10 2009 - Delaware, 27-17 2010 - *Delaware, 26-7 2011 - Maine, 31-17

Rhode Island

(Delaware leads 19-8) 1922 - Rhode Island, 7-0 1967 - *Rhode Island, 28-17 1978 - *Delaware, 37-0 1979 - Delaware, 34-14 1981 - *Delaware, 35-15 1983 - Rhode Island, 19-9 1985 - *Delaware, 29-13 1986 - *Delaware, 44-10 1987 - Rhode Island, 26-13 1988 - *Rhode Island, 23-17 1989 - Delaware, 21-12 1990 - *Delaware, 24-19 1991 - Delaware, 42-7 1992 - *Delaware, 31-14 1993 - Delaware, 32-11 1994 - *Delaware, 26-7 1995 - Delaware, 24-19 1996 - *Delaware, 43-27 1999 - *Delaware, 35-0 2000 - Delaware, 29-7 2001 - *Rhode Island, 10-7 2002 - Rhode Island, 17-14 (ot) 2003 - *Delaware, 55-10 2006 - Delaware, 24-17 2007 - Delaware, 38-9 2010 - *Delaware, 24-17 2011 - Rhode Island, 38-34

Old Dominion

(Delaware leads 1-0) 2011 - *Delaware, 27-17

Towson

(Delaware leads 9-4) 1982 - *Delaware, 51-7 1983 - *Towson, 13-4 1984 - *Delaware, 56-23 1992 - *Delaware, 55-27 1993 - *Towson, 32-30 2004 - *Delaware, 21-17 2005 - Towson, 35-31 2006 - *Towson, 49-35 2007 - Delaware, 27-7 2008 - *Delaware, 31-21 2009 - Delaware, 49-21 2010 - *Delaware, 48-0 2011 - Delaware, 35-30

Richmond

(Delaware leads 20-8) 1931 - *Delaware, 7-0 1949 - *Delaware, 21-7 1986 - Delaware, 20-19 1987 - *Richmond, 28-21 1988 - Delaware, 27-10 1989 - *Delaware, 33-17 1990 - Delaware, 32-25 1991 - *Delaware, 23-17 1992 - Richmond, 29-21 1993 - *Delaware, 48-10 1994 - Delaware, 28-3 1995 - *Delaware, 15-0 1996 - Delaware, 14-7 1997 - *Delaware, 24-7 1998 - Richmond, 45-6 1999 - *Delaware, 41-33 2000 - Delaware, 24-17

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Villanova

(Villanova leads 23-21-1) 1895 - Delaware, 10-6 1896 - *Villanova, 14-0 1924 - Villanova, 17-3 1962 - *Villanova, 22-10 1964 - Villanova, 34-0 1965 - *Delaware, 24-21 1966 - Villanova, 16-14 1967 - *Villanova, 21-13 1968 - Villanova, 16-0 1969 - *Villanova, 36-33 1970 - *Villanova, 34-31 1971 - *Delaware, 23-15 1972 - *Delaware, 14-7 1973 - Villanova, 24-7 1974 - *Delaware, 49-7 1975 - Delaware, 14-13 1976 - *Tie, 24-24 1977 - Villanova, 33-16 1978 - *Delaware, 23-22 1979 - Delaware, 21-20 1980 - *Delaware, 17-7 1988 - Delaware, 10-7 1989 - *Villanova, 20-11 1990 - Delaware, 19-15 1991 - *Delaware, 38-28 1992 - Delaware, 21-20 1993 - *Delaware, 19-7 1994 - Delaware, 38-31 (ot) 1995 - *Delaware, 28-7 1996 - Villanova, 27-0 1997 - *Villanova, 35-25 1998 - Villanova, 34-31 (ot) 1999 - Villanova, 51-45 (ot) 2000 - *Delaware, 59-42 2001 - Villanova, 19-14 2002 - *Villanova, 38-34 2003 - Delaware, 20-17 2004 - *Delaware, 41-35 2005 - Delaware, 38-13 2006 - *Villanova, 28-27 2007 - Villanova, 16-10 2008 - *Villanova, 21-7 2009 - Villanova, 30-12 2010 - *Villanova, 28-21 (ot) 2011 - Delaware, 26-16 * Delaware home games $ NCAA playoff games Largest point total in series in bold Largest victory margin in series in italics


Opponent Akron ....................................... Albany ...................................... Amherst .................................... Appalachian State...................... Arkansas State .......................... Army ........................................ Baldwin-Wallace........................ Baltimore.................................. Boston University ...................... Bowling Green .......................... Bradley..................................... Bucknell .................................. Buffalo ..................................... Catholic U. ................................ Central Michigan ....................... C.C.N.Y...................................... Citadel, The............................... Colgate ..................................... Connecticut ............................... C.W. Post................................... Davidson................................... Delaware State..................... Dickinson .................................. Drexel ...................................... Duquesne.................................. Eastern Illinois........................... Eastern Kentucky ...................... Eastern Washington................... Fordham ................................... Franklin & Marshall................... Furman..................................... Gallaudet .................................. Georgetown .............................. George Washington ................... Georgia Southern ...................... Gettysburg ................................ Grambling................................. Hampden-Sydney...................... Haverford ................................. Hofstra ..................................... Holy Cross................................. Indiana State (IN) ..................... Indiana, PA ............................... Jacksonville State...................... James Madison.......................... Johns Hopkins........................... Juniata ..................................... Kent State................................. Lafayette .................................. La Salle..................................... Lebanon Valley.......................... Lehigh ...................................... Louisiana Tech........................... Maine...................................... Marshall.................................... Maryland .................................. Maryland-Baltimore County....... Massachusetts ........................... McNeese State........................... Merchant Marine Academy ........ Middle Tennessee ...................... Mississippi College .....................

UD vs. Opponent 3-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 15-4 0-2 1-0 22-11 2-6 1-2-1 0-1 1-0 5-3 5-0 20-6 3-0 2-0 3-0 6-13 5-9-1 1-0 0-1 1-3 0-1 1-3 3-4-1 0-2 6-0 0-2 3-1 3-2 15-6 0-1 0-3-1 11-23-3 12-5-1 1-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 12-7 3-5-1 2-0-1 1-0 17-7 1-0 5-5-1 30-16 1-0 23-8 1-3-1 5-4-1 2-0 26-6 1-2 2-0 2-0 1-0

Last UD Win 1975 2008 — — — — 1973 1933 1996 — 1949 1985 1963 1914 — 1923 2003 2003 1998 1982 1977 2011 1942 1946 2010 — 1976 — 1902 1947 — 1930 — 1924 2010 1973 — — 1932 2009 2005 1975 1968 1978 2010 1940 1934 1954 1972 1932 1940 2010 1982 2010 1959 1905 1912 2011 1974 1980 1978 1979

Last Opp. Win — 2006 1960 2007 1986 1933 — — 1986 1959 — 1983 1968 1915 1974 — 2002 — 1988 — — — 1940 1938 — 1978 1982 2011 1906 1909 2008 — 1936 1930 2001 1964 1973 1940 1929 2005 1985 — — — 2008 1927 — — 1960 — 1939 1999 — 2011 1996 2008 –– 2008 1997 — — —

Series Began 1973 2006 1960 2007 1986 1933 1973 1933 1965 1957 1949 1908 1961 1912 1974 1923 1974 1977 1951 1971 1976 2007 1911 1926 2010 1978 1976 2011 1902 1900 1988 1916 1919 1920 1997 1909 1973 1927 1891 1960 1983 1975 1968 1978 1983 1900 1925 1954 1914 1932 1901 1912 1982 1972 1959 1899 1902 1958 1974 1979 1977 1979

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Monmouth ................................ 1-0 Montana ................................... 1-0 Morgan State ............................ 3-0-1 Mount St. Mary's ...................... 5-4-1 Muhlenberg .............................. 6-8-1 Navy......................................... 7-9 Nevada Las Vegas ..................... 1-0 New Hampshire .................... 20-10 New York Aggies ....................... 1-0 North Carolina A&T ................... 1-0 North Carolina Central............... 1-0 North Dakota............................ 1-0 Northeastern............................. 10-3 Northeast Louisiana................... 1-0 Northern Iowa........................... 2-0 Northern Michigan .................... 0-2 Ohio University ......................... 1-1 Old Dominion......................... 1-0 Pennsylvania............................. 2-3 PMC (Widener).......................... 20-19-3 Portland State ........................... 1-0 2-0 Princeton ........ ......................... Randolph-Macon ....................... 2-3 Rhode Island.......................... 19-8 Richmond................................ 20-8 Rollins....................................... 3-0 Rutgers ..................................... 13-15-3 St. John's.................................. 5-8-3 St. Joseph's............................... 7-4-2 Samford.................................... 1-0 Seton Hall ................................. 0-1 South Dakota State ................... 1-0 Southern Illinois ........................ 2-0 Springfield ................................ 1-1 Stevens College ......................... 3-3-1 Susquehanna ............................ 1-1 Swarthmore .............................. 4-23-1 Temple...................................... 22-14 Towson .................................. 9-4 Upsala ...................................... 1-0 Ursinus ..................................... 8-8-2 Villanova................................ 21-23-1 VMI........................................... 1-1 Virginia Union ........................... 1-0 Wake Forest.............................. 0-1 Washington College ................... 17-6-1 Washington & Lee ..................... 1-3 West Chester......................... 46-6-1 Western Illinois.......................... 1-0 Western Kentucky ..................... 2-0 Western Maryland..................... 6-6 William & Mary .................... 21-15 Winston-Salem State.................. 1-0 Wittenberg................................ 0-1 Wofford .................................... 1-0 Youngstown State ...................... 6-1

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2007 1993 1984 1941 1953 2007 1974 2010 1921 1978 1969 1976 2007 1992 2007 — 1963 2011 1983 1952 2000 1982 1946 2010 2011 1949 1971 1938 1934 1992 — 2010 2007 1926 1924 1931 1942 1985 2011 1915 1941 2011 1975 1979 — 1946 1949 2011 1978 1982 1947 2011 1978 — 2003 1998

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2007 1993 1970 1910 1910 1931 1974 1953 1921 1978 1969 1976 1993 1992 2003 1976 1961 2011 1919 1896 2000 1981 1935 1922 1931 1946 1901 1891 1922 1992 1904 2010 2003 1926 1913 1929 1890 1913 1982 1915 1897 1895 1975 1979 1932 1891 1947 1941 1978 1981 1903 1915 1978 1975 2003 1974

OVERALL 119-SEASON RECORD: 658-419-44 (.607) MOST WINS VS. AN OPPONENT: 46-6-1 vs. West Chester MOST GAMES VS. AN OPPONENT: 53 vs. West Chester; 46 vs. Lehigh; 45 vs. Villanova

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wo National Championships, four NCAA Championship game appearances, eight NCAA semifinal appearances and more than 30 postseason wins in five years under the CAA Football banner...Unprecedented numbers in terms of Football Championship Subdivision success. CAA Football raised the profile of what was once the Yankee Conference and later the Atlantic 10 Conference when it took the reins of the league in 2007. Now five years into the CAA’s leadership the league has cemented itself as an FCS power conference in terms of on-the-field success, television exposure, marketability and success of its players at the next level. CAA Football may have not been represented on the day of the 2012 NCAA Championship game, but it was certainly recognized on the eve of the contest. New Hampshire linebacker Matt Evans, Towson head coach Rob Ambrose and his rookie running back Terrance West helped CAA Football take home three of the four top national honors from The Sports Network. Evans, a junior in 2011, became the league’s third Buck Buchanan National Defensive Player of the Year. Ambrose earned the league’s sixth Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award and West was the inaugural recipient of the Jerry Rice National Freshman of the Year honor. The recognition of Towson’s national award winning duo was fitting given what the Tigers were able to accomplish during the 2011 season. Ambrose and his squad logged one of the best turnarounds in all of college football, improving from a one-win campaign in 2010 to a 9-3 overall mark and CAA Commissioner the CAA Football outright league championship in 2011. The Tom Yeager Tigers, picked to finish last in the league’s preseason poll, finished 7-1 against league foes and ended 2011 ranked No. 9 in the country. Towson’s CAA Football championship made it one of five CAA Football programs to earn a berth in the NCAA Championship field, a mark no other FCS conference has ever equaled. James Madison and Old Dominion each garnered first round playoff victories helping CAA Football make up five of the final 16 teams in the NCAA’s second round. Maine went on the road and topped perennial power Appalachian State in the second round, but the remaining four (James Madison, New Hampshire, Old Dominion and Towson) all stumbled. The Black Bears’ season ended the next weekend when it lost at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinal round. Although the league’s 2011 postseason outcome fell short of previous benchmarks, its regular season successes did not. Richmond gave the league its ninth win over a BCS/FBS opponent in the last five years when it upset Duke, 23-21, to open the 2011 season. CAA Football has won 17 contests against the upper level of major college football in the last 10 years. The league’s regular season non-conference success was never better than in 2011, finishing 19-2 (.905) in matchups against FCS opponents outside of CAA Football. The conference continued its stonghold in the national polls, showing at least seven teams ranked over a six-week stretch. In the Oct. 17 release of The Sports Network Top-25 , a record nine CAA Football programs were ranked between No. 9 and No. 22. CAA Football ended the 2011 season with a nationalbest six teams among both Top-25 polls. Beginning in 2012, CAA Football will kickoff a five-year agreement the Colonial Athletic Association inked with the NBC Sports Group in February. The broadcast agreement will provide CAA Football a minimum of five national television broadcasts on the NBC Sports Network and continue its regional television coverage with an additional 13 broadcasts using the Comcast SportsNet regional networks. The CAA and CAA Football is the first collegiate athletic conference to sign a broadcast agreement with the NBC Sports Network, which launched on January 2, 2012. The league has earned 80 total playoff berths, including 37 in the last 10 seasons. Getting into the playoffs isn’t where the success stops, as evidenced by 52 playoff wins since 2002. CAA Football has continued to make its presence felt at the national level by placing eight teams in the national semifinal round over the last five seasons, and advancing a team to the national title game four of the last five years. Richmond’s National Championship in 2008 and Villanova’s 2009 title are the most recent championships for the league. 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 8625 Patterson Avene / Richmond, Va. 23229 field expanded to 16 teams in Phone: 804-754-1616 / Fax: 804-754-1830 1986. Delaware rolled past www.caasports.com Colgate 40-0 to capture the national championship in 2003, Commissioner: Tom Yeager becoming the first team to ever Deputy Commissioner for Basketball: Ron Bertovich post a shutout in the title game. Director of Football Operations: Chuck Boone No other conference has had two Chief Operating Officer: Cindy Williams different teams win national titles Senior Associate Commissioners: in back-to-back years and CAA Marketing/Development: Robert Goodman Football has done it twice (2003Compliance & Government/SWA: Kathleen Batterson Associate Commissioners: 04 & 2008-09). Massachusetts Communications: Rob Washburn earned a national championship Broadcast Services: Peter Hock in 1998, beating perennial power Assistant Commissioners: Georgia Southern, 55-43. Championships: Steve Kanaby Adding the honors won by Championships: J.P. Williams Ambrose, Evans and West gives Creative Services/Communications: Niki DeSantis CAA Football a total of 22 Creative Services/Video: Kelly Bowmaster individual accolades accumulated Assistant Commissioner for Football: Scott Meyer by standouts from the league. Director of Basketball Strategies: Katie Lowe New Hampshire quarterback Director of Corporate Partnerships: Brian Edmonds Ricky Santos (2006), William and Assistant Director of Video Services: Bobby Broyles Mary quarterback Lang Campbell Officiating Administrator: Pamela Stone (2004), Villanova running back Communications Intern: Nick Swope Brian Westbrook (2001), Compliance & Administration Intern: Vincent Pierson Villanova wide receiver Brian Operations Interns: Michele Carter, Robert Mullings, Shane Finneran (1997), New Williams 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 (2001) and defensive lineman Arthur Moats (2009) each received the Buck Buchanan Award prior to Evans’ honor in 2011. 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) were Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award winners from the league before Ambrose won the award in 2011. Delaware’s K.C. Keeler (2010), Richmond’s Mike London (2008), Matthews (2004), Massachusetts’ Mark Whipple (1998) and Talley (1997 & 2009) have garnered the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year honor. Success beyond the collegiate playing field can be measured in numerous ways. CAA Football has had 100 players drafted by NFL franchises dating back to 1948. A total of 26 players have been selected in the draft over the last 10 years, including the league’s second-highest draft pick ever -- former Delaware Blue Hen quarterback Joe Flacco (18th overall to the Baltimore Ravens in 2008). The league has also excelled in graduating student-athletes as 10 programs have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards over the last three years for ranking among the Top 10 percent of the FCS in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rating system. The CAA Football geographic footprint will encompass much of the East Coast during the 2012 season with schools located from Maine to Georgia. This season’s members include Delaware, Georgia State, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Old Dominion, 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.

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PAST ATLANTIC 10/CAA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 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 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

New Hampshire New Hampshire Connecticut, Maine New Hampshire Maine Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island UNH, Rhode Island New Hampshire Rhode Island Connecticut UConn, Rhode Island Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire Massachusetts Massachusetts Maine Massachusetts Massachusetts Connecticut, UNH Massachusetts Connecticut Connecticut, UMass Massachusetts Connecticut Maine, Massachusetts New Hampshire New Hampshire Massachusetts Massachusetts UMass, Boston U. Boston University UMass, Rhode Island UMass, Boston U. Connecticut, Maine Boston U., UConn R. Island, Boston U. Rhode Island Delaware, UConn, UMass Richmond, Maine Delaware, UMass 1989 Maine, Villanova, UConn UMass, New Hampshire Delaware, Villanova, UNH Delaware *Boston U.; #William & Mary *New Hampshire; #JMU *R. Island; #Delaware *UNH; #Wm. & Mary *UNH; #Villanova *UConn; #Richmond UMass, James Madison Delaware, Richmond Hofstra, William & Mary, Maine, Villanova Northeastern, Maine Delaware, Massachusetts New Hampshire (North), William & Mary, Delaware, James Madison (South) New Hampshire, Richmond Massachusetts, James Madison Massachusetts, Richmond New Hampshire, James Madison New Hampshire, Villanova Delaware, William & Mary Towson

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2011 COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FINAL STANDINGS W Towson...............................................................7 Old Dominion.....................................................6 Maine ................................................................6 New Hampshire..................................................6 James Madison ..................................................5 Delaware ........................................................5 William & Mary..................................................3 Rhode Island......................................................2 Villanova ...........................................................1 Richmond...........................................................0 Massachusetts ....................................................0

Conference L 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 6 7 8 0

Overall W 9 10 9 8 8 7 5 3 2 3 5

L 3 3 4 4 5 4 6 8 9 8 6

Pts For 418 477 381 394 289 284 202 243 189 246 277

Pts Allowed 312 361 310 379 255 220 244 312 336 295 307

NCAA FCS First Round: Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18; James Madison 20, Eastern Kentucky 17 NCAA FCS Second Round: Montana State 26, New Hampshire 25; Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48; Maine 34, Appalachian State 12; Lehigh 40, Towson 38; North Dakota State 26, James Madison 14 NCAA FCS Quarterfinals: Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23

2011 COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ALL-STARS First Team OFFENSE QB Kevin Decker (New Hampshire) RB Jonathan Grimes (William & Mary) RB Terrance West (Towson) FB/HB Emil Igwenagu (Massachusetts) WR Tre Gray (Richmond) WR Nick Mayers (Old Dominion) WR Maurice McDonald (Maine) WR Julian Talley (Massachusetts) TE Alex Gottlieb (William & Mary) OL Shea Allard (Delaware) OL Gino Gradkowski (Delaware) OL Chris Howley (Maine) OL James Pagliaro (William & Mary) OL Dan Shirey (Villanova) OL Earl Watford (James Madison) PK Sean Baner (Delaware) KR Jesse Julmiste (Massachusetts) PR Trevor Coston (Maine) DEFENSE DL Frank Beltre (Towson) DL D.J. Bryant (James Madison) DL Ronnie Cameron (Old Dominion) DL Brian McNally (New Hampshire) LB Matt Evans (New Hampshire) LB Tyler Holmes (Massachusetts) LB Stephon Robertson (James Madison) LB Craig Wilkins (Old Dominion) CB James Pitts (Villanova) CB B.W. Webb (William & Mary) S Jordan Dangerfield (Towson) S Jerron McMillian (Maine) P Jonathan Plisco (Old Dominion)

Second Team OFFENSE QB Warren Smith (Maine) RB Andrew Pierce (Delaware) RB Dae’Quan Scott (James Madison) FB/HB Brian Barlow (James Madison) WR Anthony Baskerville (Rhode Island) WR R.J. Harris (New Hampshire) WR Nihja White (Delaware) TE Justin Perillo (Maine) OL Ricky Archer (New Hampshire) OL Roane Babington (James Madison) OL Jason Foster (Rhode Island) OL Henry Glackin (Towson) OL Rob McDowell (Delaware) OL Josh Spearin (Maine) PK Mike MacArthur (New Hampshire) KR Derrick Joseph (Towson) PR Dae’Quan Scott (James Madison) DEFENSE DL Michael Atunrase (Delaware) DL Michael Cole (Maine) DL Marcus Hyde (William & Mary) DL Willie McGinnis (Rhode Island) LB Vinson Givans (Maine) LB Darius McMillan (Richmond) LB Pat Williams (James Madison) LB Paul Worrilow (Delaware) CB Travis Hawkins (Delaware) CB Eriq Lewis (Old Dominion) S Trevor Coston (Maine) S Brian Thompson (William & Mary) P David Skahn (James Madison)

Offensive Player of the Year: Kevin Decker (New Hampshire) Offensive Rookie of the Year: Terrance West (Towson) Special Teams Player of the Year: Jonathan Grimes (William & Mary)

Third Team OFFENSE QB Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion) RB Pushaun Brown (Maine) RB Jonathan Hernandez (Massachusetts) FB/HB Tyler Wharton (Towson) WR Reid Evans (Old Dominion) WR Jesse Julmiste (Massachusetts) WR Kerby Long (James Madison) WR Joey Orlando (New Hampshire) TE Rob Blanchflower (Massachusetts) OL Kyle Bogumil (Rhode Island) OL Jeremy Hensley (Old Dominion) OL Stephane Milhim (Massachusetts) OL Seamus O’Neill (New Hampshire) OL Eric Pike (Towson) OL Josh Samuda (Massachusetts) OL Nick Speller (Massachusetts) PK Jarod Brown (Old Dominion) KR Jonathan Grimes (William & Mary) PR Reid Evans (Old Dominion) DEFENSE DL Chris Burnette (Old Dominion) DL Kevin Byrne (Massachusetts) DL Raibonne Charles (Maine) DL Lamar Middleton (James Madison) LB Doug Johnson (Rhode Island) LB Dillon Lucas (Villanova) LB Perry McIntyre (Massachusetts) LB Jabrel Mines (William & Mary) CB Marcus Burley (Delaware) CB Kendall James (Maine) S Dean Marlowe (James Madison) S Colin Pehanick (Richmond) P Mark Hamilton (Villanova)

Defensive Player of the Year: Ronnie Cameron (Old Dominion) Defensive Rookie of the Year: Dillon Lucas (Villanova) Coach of the Year: Rob Ambrose (Towson)

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2012 COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION COMPOSITE SCHEDULE August 30 Towson at Kent State ______________________7 p.m. West Chester at Delaware ______________7:30 p.m. South Carolina State at Georgia State __________7:30 p.m. New Hampshire at Holy Cross ________________7:30 p.m. August 31 Villanova at Temple [ESPN3] __________________7 p.m. September 1 Richmond at Virginia [ACC Regional Sports Network]____3 p.m. William & Mary at Maryland [ESPN3] ____________3 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at James Madison ________________tba Duquesne at Old Dominion______________________tba September 8 New Hampshire at Minnesota [Big Ten Network] ____12 noon Maine at Boston College [ESPN3]________________1 p.m. Rhode Island at Monmouth __________________1 p.m. Delaware State at Delaware [NBC Sports] ____3:30 p.m. Georgia State at Tennessee [Pay-Per-View]________4:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Richmond __________________6 p.m. Lafayette at William & Mary __________________7 p.m. Alcorn State at James Madison __________________tba Old Dominion at Hampton ______________________tba Fordham at Villanova ________________________tba September 15 WILLIAM & MARY at TOWSON [NBC Sports] ________12 noon Central Connecticut State at New Hampshire ________12 noon Maine at Bryant __________________________1 p.m. Richmond at VMI ______________________1:30 p.m. RHODE ISLAND at VILLANOVA [CSN Regional] ______3:30 p.m. Bucknell at Delaware__________________3:30 p.m. UT-San Antonio at Georgia State ________________6 p.m. James Madison vs. West Virginia __________________tba Campbell at Old Dominion ______________________tba September 22 NEW HAMPSHIRE at OLD DOMINION [CSN Regional] __12 noon JAMES MADISON at RHODE ISLAND ______________1 p.m. Villanova at Penn ______________________3:30 p.m. DELAWARE at WILLIAM & MARY [CSN Regional]__7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Towson ____________________7 p.m. RICHMOND at GEORGIA STATE____________________tba Albany at Maine ____________________________tba

October 13 RICHMOND at NEW HAMPSHIRE ______________12 noon GEORGIA STATE at RHODE ISLAND ______________1 p.m. MAINE at TOWSON ________________________7 p.m. VILLANOVA at OLD DOMINION __________________tba WILLIAM & MARY at JAMES MADISON [CSN Regional] ____tba October 20 NEW HAMPSHIRE at MAINE [CSN Regional] ________12 noon JAMES MADISON at RICHMOND [CSN Regional] ____3:30 p.m. RHODE ISLAND at DELAWARE __________3:30 p.m. OLD DOMINION at TOWSON __________________7 p.m. VILLANOVA at GEORGIA STATE ____________________tba October 27 DELAWARE at OLD DOMINION [NBC Sports]____12 noon NEW HAMPSHIRE at RHODE ISLAND ____________12 noon MAINE at WILLIAM & MARY ________________3:30 p.m. TOWSON at VILLANOVA [CSN Regional] __________3:30 p.m. GEORGIA STATE at JAMES MADISON ________________tba November 3 TOWSON at DELAWARE [NBC Sports] ______12 noon WILLIAM & MARY at NEW HAMPSHIRE __________12 noon JAMES MADISON at MAINE [CSN Regional]________3:30 p.m. RHODE ISLAND at RICHMOND__________________6 p.m. OLD DOMINION at GEORGIA STATE ________________tba November 10 WILLIAM & MARY at OLD DOMINION [CSN Regional] __12 noon GEORGIA STATE at MAINE ____________________2 p.m. DELAWARE at RICHMOND ______________3:30 p.m. RHODE ISLAND at TOWSON ________________3:30 p.m. JAMES MADISON at VILLANOVA __________________tba November 17 MAINE at RHODE ISLAND __________________12 noon TOWSON at NEW HAMPSHIRE [CSN Regional] ______12 noon RICHMOND at WILLIAM & MARY ______________1:30 p.m. VILLANOVA at DELAWARE ______________3:30 p.m. OLD DOMINION at JAMES MADISON [NBC Sports] ____7 p.m. November 24 - FCS Playoffs – First Round (Campus Sites) December 1 - FCS Playoffs – Second Round (Campus Sites) December 8 - FCS Playoffs – Quarterfinals (Campus Sites)

September 29 DELAWARE at NEW HAMPSHIRE __________12 noon OLD DOMINION at RICHMOND ______________3:30 p.m. VILLANOVA at MAINE ____________________3:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Bowling Green ______________3:30 p.m. GEORGIA STATE at WILLIAM & MARY [CSN Regional] ____7 p.m. Towson at LSU __________________________8 p.m. October 6 TOWSON at JAMES MADISON [NBC Sports] __________1 p.m. Brown at Rhode Island ______________________1 p.m. MAINE at DELAWARE [CSN Regional] ________3:30 p.m. NEW HAMPSHIRE at GEORGIA STATE ________________tba RICHMOND at VILLANOVA ______________________tba William & Mary at Penn ______________________tba

December 14-15 - FCS Playoffs – Semifinals (Campus Sites) January 5 - FCS National Championship (Frisco, Texas) Colonial Athletic Association games in CAPS Game times subject to change for Television

2011 CAA Conference Team Statistical Leaders TOTAL OFFENSE Rush Old Dominion ................2186 Towson ..........................2759 New Hampshire ............1837 Maine............................1731 Massachusetts................1401 James Madison..............2893 Delaware ..................1821 Rhode Island ................1653 William & Mary ............1829 Richmond ........................845 Villanova ......................1522

Pass Play Yds Avg Yds/G 3522 964 5708 5.9 439.1 2413 802 5172 6.4 431.0 3296 825 5133 6.2 427.8 3122 872 4853 5.6 373.3 2560 786 3961 5.0 360.1 1640 842 4533 5.4 348.7 1973 795 3794 4.8 344.9 2075 733 3728 5.1 338.9 1854 710 3683 5.2 334.8 2822 737 3667 5.0 333.4 1725 700 3247 4.6 295.2

TOTAL DEFENSE Rush James Madison..............1388 Delaware ..................1626 William & Mary ............1616 Maine............................2104 Rhode Island ................1620 Massachusetts................1722 Richmond ......................1920 Towson ..........................1709 Old Dominion ................1868 Villanova ......................1899 New Hampshire ............2179

Pass Play Yds Avg Yds/G 2509 796 3897 4.9 299.8 2166 700 3792 5.4 344.7 2244 731 3860 5.3 350.9 2478 931 4582 4.9 352.5 2328 721 3948 5.5 358.9 2298 782 4020 5.1 365.5 2140 745 4060 5.4 369.1 2726 801 4435 5.5 369.6 3151 977 5019 5.1 386.1 2581 753 4480 5.9 407.3 2960 897 5139 5.7 428.2

SCORING OFFENSE G Old Dominion ............................13 Towson ......................................12 New Hampshire ..........................12 Maine ........................................13 Delaware ................................11 Massachusetts ............................11 Richmond ..................................11 James Madison ..........................13 Rhode Island ..............................11 William & Mary ..........................11 Villanova ....................................11

TD 62 57 49 51 34 37 31 35 32 25 23

FG 14 7 16 8 15 8 11 15 7 10 10

Pts 477 418 394 381 284 277 246 289 243 202 189

Avg 36.7 34.8 32.8 29.3 25.8 25.2 22.4 22.2 22.1 18.4 17.2

SCORING DEFENSE G James Madison ..........................13 Delaware ................................11 William & Mary ..........................11 Maine ........................................13 Towson ......................................12 Richmond ..................................11 Old Dominion ............................13 Massachusetts ............................11 Rhode Island ..............................11 Villanova ....................................11 New Hampshire ..........................12

TD 31 27 29 43 40 38 46 40 42 42 48

FG 13 11 14 6 9 9 13 10 7 15 17

Pts 255 220 244 310 312 295 361 307 312 336 379

Avg 19.6 20.0 22.2 23.8 26.0 26.8 27.8 27.9 28.4 30.5 31.6

RUSHING OFFENSE Att Yds Avg Towson ........................................12 2759 5.3 James Madison ............................13 2893 4.7 Old Dominion ..............................13 2186 4.5 William & Mary............................11 1829 4.2 Delaware ................................11 1821 3.8 New Hampshire ..........................12 1837 4.2 Rhode Island................................11 1653 3.9 Villanova ....................................11 1522 3.8 Maine..........................................13 1731 3.9 Massachusetts ..............................11 1401 3.5 Richmond ....................................11 845 2.6

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Y/G 229.9 222.5 168.2 166.3 165.5 153.1 150.3 138.4 133.2 127.4 76.8

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RUSHING DEFENSE Att Yds Avg James Madison ..........................417 1388 3.3 Towson ......................................419 1709 4.1 Old Dominion ............................512 1868 3.6 William & Mary..........................401 1616 4.0 Rhode Island..............................405 1620 4.0 Delaware ..............................345 1626 4.7 Massachusetts ............................444 1722 3.9 Maine........................................539 2104 3.9 Villanova ..................................460 1899 4.1 Richmond ..................................421 1920 4.6 New Hampshire ........................479 2179 4.5

TD 18 22 23 16 21 17 15 26 26 25 22

Y/G 106.8 142.4 143.7 146.9 147.3 147.8 156.5 161.8 172.6 174.5 181.6

PASS OFFENSE Att New Hampshire ........................389 Old Dominion ............................474 Richmond ..................................410 Maine........................................428 Massachusetts ............................382 Towson ......................................281 Rhode Island..............................308 Delaware ..............................318 William & Mary..........................276 Villanova ..................................298 James Madison ..........................226

Cmp 266 316 256 271 221 187 173 197 152 163 135

Int Yds Y/G 16 3296 274.7 7 3522 270.9 14 2822 256.5 14 3122 240.2 13 2560 232.7 10 2413 201.1 19 2075 188.6 11 1973 179.4 13 1854 168.5 15 1725 156.8 6 1640 126.2

PASS DEFENSE Att Maine........................................392 James Madison ..........................379 Richmond ..................................324 Delaware ..............................355 William & Mary..........................330 Massachusetts ............................338 Rhode Island..............................316 Towson ......................................382 Villanova ..................................293 Old Dominion ............................465 New Hampshire ........................418

Cmp 226 231 198 193 216 188 208 253 192 277 277

Int Yds Y/G 19 2478 190.6 14 2509 193.0 6 2140 194.5 18 2166 196.9 11 2244 204.0 13 2298 208.9 8 2328 211.6 13 2726 227.2 8 2581 234.6 15 3151 242.4 20 2960 246.7

Opp. TURNOVER MARGIN ................Fum Int Old Dominion ........................13 15 Maine........................................11 19 Towson ......................................12 13 Delaware ....................................9 18 James Madison ............................4 14 New Hampshire ..........................8 20 William & Mary............................4 11 Massachusetts ..............................8 13 Villanova ..................................10 8 Richmond ....................................9 6 Rhode Island................................8 8

Own Tot Fum Int Tot +/28 8 7 15 +13 30 7 14 21 +9 25 7 10 17 +8 27 9 11 20 +7 18 8 6 14 +4 28 14 16 30 -2 15 6 13 19 -4 21 13 13 26 -5 18 11 15 26 -8 15 12 14 26 -11 16 9 19 28 -12

Delaware In Other Categories (CAA Leader) Kickoff Returns: 1st, 23.7 Kickoff Coverage: 1st, 41.5 Punt Returns: 5th, 8.6 (New Hampshire, 10.6) Net Punting: 3rd, 35.8 (Villanova, 38.2) Pass Efficiency: 9th, 118.6 (Towson, 151.5) Pass Efficiency Defense: 1st, 103.8 First Downs: 6th, 224 (Old Dominion, 293) Opponent First Downs: 1st, 186 3rd Down Conversions: 3rd, 43.9% (Towson, 52.6%) 3rd Down Conversions Defense: 1st, 29.7% Sacks By: 10th, 14 for 84 (James Madison, 39 for 264) Sacks Against: T-3rd, 20 for 143 (Rhode Island, 18 for 114) Red Zone Offense: 5th, 31-38, 81.6% (Old Dominion, 87.7%) Red Zone Defense: 7th, 24-29, 82.8% (Richmond, 71.7%)

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2011 CAA INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING Team Jonathan Grimes............W&M Terrance West ................Towson Andrew Pierce............UD Dae’Quan Scott ..............JMU Jonathan Hernandez......UMass Pushaun Brown..............Maine Jordan Anderson............JMU Kendall Gaskins ............Richmond Dontra Peters ................UNH Angus Harper ................ODU

Att 288 194 279 237 261 226 169 168 117 141

Yds 1431 1294 1279 1304 1092 1093 858 650 595 633

PASS RATING Team Att-Cmp-Int. Grant Enders..................Towson 245-165-8 Kevin Decker ................UNH 380-262-15 Warren Smith ................Maine 425-270-14 Brent Caprio ..................W&M 107-68-7-795 Raymond Pendagast ......UMass 31-19-1 Bob Bentsen ..................URI 156-93-8 Aaron Corp ....................Richmond 388-247-13 Thomas DeMarco............ODU 160-101-5 Tim Donnelly ..............UD 263-165-10 Steve Probst ..................URI 145-78-10

Yds 2081 3272 3122 795 237 1137 2682 1055 1732 917

Avg 5.0 6.7 4.6 5.5 4.2 4.8 5.1 3.9 5.1 4.5

Yds/G 130.1 117.6 116.3 100.3 99.3 91.1 66.0 59.1 54.1 48.7

TD 16 22 22 6 1 9 17 7 11 8

Eff. 153.7 152.5 135.7 131.4 129.7 129.6 129.5 126.7 124.3 111.3

PASSING YARDS PER GAME Team Att-Cmp-Int Kevin Decker ................UNH 380-262-15 Aaron Corp ....................Richmond 388-247-13 Warren Smith ................Maine 425-270-14 Grant Enders..................Towson 245-165-8 Tim Donnelly ..............UD 263-165-10 Bob Bentsen ..................URI 156-93-8 Steve Probst ..................URI 145-78-10 Thomas DeMarco............ODU 160-101-5 Brent Caprio ..................W&M 107-68-7 Raymond Pendagast ......UMass 31-19-1

Yds TD Avg/G 3272 22 272.7 2682 17 243.8 3122 22 240.2 2081 16 189.2 1732 11 157.5 1137 9 126.3 917 8 91.7 1055 7 81.2 795 6 79.5 237 1 26.3

REC. YDS/GAME Team Tre Gray ........................Richmond Julian Talley ..................UMass Nihja White ................UD Anthony Baskerfield ......URI R.J. Harris......................UNH Nick Mayers ..................ODU Joey Orlando ................UNH D.J. Mangas ..................W&M Damarr Aultman ............Maine B. Johnson-Farrell..........URI

Rec 95 60 50 46 50 62 54 45 39 44

Yds 1187 759 673 731 714 698 679 591 575 567

TD Yds/G 4 107.9 4 69.0 4 67.3 6 66.5 7 64.9 7 58.2 3 56.6 5 53.7 5 52.3 4 51.5

REC./GAME Team Tre Gray ........................Richmond Julian Talley ..................UMass Nick Mayers ..................ODU Nihja White ................UD R.J. Harris......................UNH Joey Orlando ................UNH Anthony Baskerville ......URI D.J. Mangas ..................W&M B. Johnson-Farrell ..........URI Ben Edwards ..................Richmond

Rec 95 60 62 50 50 54 46 45 44 44

Yds 1187 759 698 673 714 679 731 591 567 509

TD Rec/G 4 8.64 4 5.45 7 5.17 4 5.00 7 4.55 3 4.50 6 4.18 5 4.09 4 4.00 6 4.00

TOTAL OFFENSE Team Rush Kevin Decker ................UNH 429 Warren Smith ................Maine 306 Aaron Corp ....................Richmond -29 Grant Enders..................Towson 387 Tim Donnelly ..............UD 4 Bob Bentsen ..................URI 163 Jonathan Grimes............W&M 1431 Steve Probst ..................URI 369 Terrance West ................Towson 1294 Andrew Pierce............UD 1279

Pass Ply. Total Yds/G 3272 515 3701 308.4 3122 531 3428 263.7 2682 442 2653 241.2 2081 336 2468 224.4 1732 303 1736 157.8 1137 195 1300 144.4 0 288 1431 130.1 917 219 1286 128.6 0 194 1294 117.6 0 279 1279 116.3

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SCORING (KICK) Team Jarod Brown ..................ODU Mike MacArthur ............UNH Sean Baner ................UD D.J. Soven ....................Towson Cameron Starke ............JMU

PATs 57-59 40-43 29-29 53-56 34-35

FGs Pts Pts/G 14-21 99 7.6 15-18 85 7.1 15-20 74 6.7 7-8 74 6.2 15-19 79 6.1

SCORING Team Terrance West ................Towson Andrew Pierce............UD Jarod Brown ..................ODU Jonathan Grimes............W&M Mike MacArthur ............UNH Sean Baner ................UD Jonathan Hernandez......UMass D.J. Soven ....................Towson Cameron Starke ............JMU Dae’Quan Scott ..............JMU

TD XPT 29 0 16 0 0 57 14 0 0 40 0 29 12 0 0 53 0 34 13 0

FG Pts Pts/G 0 174 15.8 0 98 8.9 14 101 7.8 0 84 7.6 15 85 7.1 15 74 6.7 0 72 6.5 7 74 6.2 15 79 6.1 0 78 6.0

ALL PURPOSE Team Rush/Rcv PR/KR Jonathan Grimes............W&M 1431/262 0/817 Dontra Peters ................UNH 595/174 0/764 Andrew Pierce............UD 1279/212 0/0 Jamal Abdur-Rahman ....VU 293/218 0/910 Jesse Julmiste ................UMass 49/522 2/789 B. Johnson-Farrell..........URI 33/567 91/653 Terrance West ................Towson 1294/25 0/0 Dae’Quan Scott ..............JMU 1304/99 142/0 Jonathan Hernandez......UMass 1092/209 0/0 Tre Gray ........................Richmond -5/1187 30/58

YdsAvg/G 2510 228.2 1533 139.4 1491 135.5 1421 129.2 1362 123.8 1344 122.2 1319 119.9 1545 118.8 1301 118.3 1270 115.5

KICK RETURN Team Derrick Joseph ..............Towson Jesse Julmiste ................UMass Dontra Peters ................UNH B. Johnson-Farrell..........URI Jamal Abdur-Rahman ....VU

Ret 35 32 31 27 38

Yds 978 789 764 653 910

TD 1 2 0 0 0

PUNTING Team Jonathan Plisco ..............ODU Mark Hamilton ..............VU David Skahn ..................JMU Drake Kuhn ..................W&M Rauley Zaragoza ......UD

Punt 51 55 67 43 46

Yds 2352 2352 2687 1712 1794

Avg 46.1 42.8 40.1 39.8 39.-0

INTERCEPTIONS Team Chris Houston ................UNH Trevor Coston ................Maine James Pitts ....................VU Darren Thellen ..............UMass Eriq Lewis ......................ODU

Int 6 6 5 5 5

Yds 45 48 26 172 31

TD 0 0 1 1 0

TACKLES Team Solo Matt Evans ....................UNH 86 Darius McMillan ............Richmond 40 Chris Beranger ..............UNH 72 Tyler Holmes..................UMass 45 Perry McIntyre ..............UMass 35 Jabrel Mines ..................W&M 56 Jordan Dangerfield ........Towson 57 Dave Zocco ....................URI 71 Paul Worrilow............UD 55 Stephon Robertson ........JMU 57

Ast 79 93 70 73 80 53 36 28 42 56

Total Avg/G 165 13.8 133 12.1 142 11.8 118 10.7 115 10.5 109 9.9 93 9.3 99 9.0 97 8.8 113 8.7

SACKS Team Michael Cole ..................Maine Brian McNally ................UNH Marcus Hyde..................W&M Perry McIntyre ..............UMass Doug Johnson ................URI

Ast 2 1 1 2 0

Total Avg/G 11.0 0.85 7.5 0.62 6.5 0.59 6.0 0.55 6.0 0.55

Solo 10 7 6 5 6

Avg 27.9 24.7 24.6 24.2 23.9


The University of Delaware is one of 119 footballplaying institutions classified in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision for the 2012 season. The schools represent membership brought about through a re-organization of college football in 1977. The 2012 season will be the 34th season of FCS football. The I-AA tournament between 1978 and 1980 included four teams, in 1981 it included eight teams, and was expanded to 12 teams in 1982 before reaching 16. The 2010 season was the first year that 20 teams were included. Of the 20 teams selected to play in the 2011 NCAA FCS football championship tournament, 10 will be conference champions and 10 will be designated atlarge berths. The conferences receiving automatic berths are the Colonial Athletic Association, Southern, Gateway, MidEastern Athletic, Patriot, Southland, Big Sky, Ohio Valley Northeast, and Big South conferences. The tournament structure calls for the field to be seeded by the NCAA selection committee and announced on Sunday, Nov. 18. Eight schools will play first-round games at home sites Saturday, Nov. 24, while second round games will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1. The quarterfinals will be played on Dec. 8, while the semifinals will be played on campus sites Dec. 14 and 15. The title game will be held

for the second time at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas (photo below) on a date to be determined. The title game is once again scheduled to be televised live on ESPN or ESPN2. NCAA FCS Top 25 polls will be issued on-line each Monday afternoon during the season by The Sports Network, the American Football Coaches Association/Collegiate Commissioner’s Association, and the College Sporting News/Any Given Saturday. The pre-season Sports Network Top 20 poll will be announced in mid-August with the first regular season poll scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4. Both polls include voting by Sports Information Directors, head coaches, and media members. The NCAA will continue to update weekly statistics on-line at: www.ncaa.com each Sunday evening during the season.

2011 NCAA FCS TOURNAMENT RESULTS FIRST ROUND GAMES (NOV. 26) Stony Brook def. Albany, 31-28 Central Arkansas def. Tennessee Tech, 34-14 Old Dominion def. Norfolk State, 35-18 James Madison def. Eastern Kentucky, 20-17 SECOND ROUND GAMES (DEC. 3) (1) Sam Houston State def. Stony Brook, 34-27 Montana State def. New Hampshire, 26-25 (5) Northern Iowa def. Wofford, 28-21 (4) Montana def. Central Arkansas, 41-14 (3) Georgia Southern def. Old Dominion, 55-48 Maine def. Appalachian State, 34-12 Lehigh def. Towson, 40-38 (2) North Dakota State def. James Madison, 26-14 QUARTERFINALS (DEC. 9-10) Sam Houston State def. Montana State, 49-13 Montana def. Northern Iowa, 48-10 Georgia Southern def. Maine, 35-23 North Dakota State def. Lehigh, 24-0 SEMIFINALS (DEC. 16-17) Sam Houston State def. Montana, 31-28 North Dakota State def. Georgia Southern, 35-7 FINAL (JAN. 7) at Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Tex. North Dakota State def. Sam Houston State, 17-6

2011 SPORTS NETWORK NATIONAL AWARDS Walter Payton Award (Player): Bo Levi Mitchell, QB (Eastern Washington) Buck Buchanan Award (Defense): Matt Evans, LB (New Hampshire) Eddie Robinson Award (Coach): Rob Ambrose (Towson) Rick Yeats

Jerry Rice Award (Freshman): Terrance West, RB (Towson)

THE SPORTS NETWORK Team (1st place) Rec. North Dakota St. (125) ....14-1 Sam Houston State ..........14-1 Montana ..........................11-3 Georgia Southern..............11-3 Lehigh..............................11-2 Northern Iowa ..................10-3 Montana State ..................10-3 Maine ................................9-4 Towson ..............................9-3 Old Dominion ..................10-3 New Hampshire ..................8-4 Appalachian State ..............8-4 Wofford..............................8-4 Central Arkansas ................9-4 James Madison ..................8-5 Harvard..............................9-1 Delaware ........................7-4 Stony Brook ......................9-4

Pts. 3,125 2,998 2801 2795 2466 2455 2387 2105 2058 2009 1869 1825 1651 1411 1307 996 961 957

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1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Florida A&M Eastern Kentucky Boise State Idaho State Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Montana State Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Northeast Louisiana Furman Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Youngstown State Marshall Youngstown State Youngstown State Montana Marshall Youngstown State Massachusetts Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Montana Western Kentucky Delaware James Madison Appalachian State Appalachian State Appalachian State Richmond Villanova Eastern Washington North Dakota State

FCS COACHES (CCA)

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Past NCAA FCS National Champions

(Final Poll) Norfolk State......................9-3 Illinois State........................7-4 Tennessee Tech....................7-4 Jackson State......................9-2 North Dakota ....................8-3 Eastern Kentucky ................7-5 Liberty................................7-4

829 694 669 523 371 298 215

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

Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Team (1st place) Rec. North Dakota State (25) ..14-1 Sam Houston State ..........14-1 Georgia Southern..............11-3 Montana ..........................11-3 Northern Iowa ..................10-3 Lehigh..............................11-2 Montana State ..................10-3 Maine ................................9-4 Towson ..............................9-2 Old Dominion ..................10-3 Appalachian State ..............8-4 New Hampshire ..................8-4 Wofford..............................8-4 James Madison ..................8-5 Central Arkansas ................9-4 Stony Brook ......................9-4 Harvard..............................9-1

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Pts. 625 600 563 555 482 473 470 445 380 367 357 336 326 278 273 200 199

18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Norfolk State......................9-3 Tennessee Tech....................7-4 Delaware ........................7-4 Eastern Kentucky ................7-5 Illinois State........................7-4 Albany................................8-4 Jackson State......................9-2 Liberty................................7-4

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

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NCAA FCS LAMBERT CUP CHAMPIONS 2011 – Lehigh 2010 – DELAWARE 2009 – Villanova 2008 – Richmond 2007 – DELAWARE 2006 – Massachusetts 2005 – New Hampshire 2004 – James Madison 2003 – DELAWARE 2002 – Villanova 2001 – Lehigh 2000 – DELAWARE 1999 – Hofstra 1998 – Massachusetts 1997 – DELAWARE 1996 – Wm & Mary 1995 – DELAWARE 1994 – James Madison 1993 – Boston University 1992 – Villanova 1991 – DELAWARE 1990 – Wm. & Mary 1989 – Holy Cross 1988 – Holy Cross 1987 – Holy Cross 1986 – Holy Cross 1985 – Rhode Island 1984 – Rhode Island 1983 – Holy Cross 1982 – DELAWARE 1981 – Shippensburg 1980 – Lehigh 1979 – DELAWARE 1978 – Massachusetts 1977 – Lehigh 1976 – DELAWARE 1975 – Lehigh 1974 – DELAWARE Lehigh 1973 – DELAWARE 1972 – DELAWARE 1971 – DELAWARE 1970 – DELAWARE 1969 – DELAWARE Wesleyan 1968 – DELAWARE 1967 – West Chester 1966 – Gettysburg 1965 – Maine 1964 – Bucknell 1963 – DELAWARE 1962 – DELAWARE 1961 – Lehigh 1960 – Bucknell 1959 – DELAWARE 1958 – Buffalo 1957 – Lehigh

NCAA FCS ECAC TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS 2011 – Lehigh 2010 – DELAWARE 2009 – Villanova 2008 – Richmond 2007 – DELAWARE 2006 – Massachusetts 2005 – New Hampshire 2004 – James Madison 2003 – DELAWARE 2002 – Villanova 2001 – Lehigh 2000 – DELAWARE 1999 – Hofstra 1998 – Massachusetts 1997 – Villanova 1996 – William & Mary 1995 – DELAWARE 1994 – New Hampshire 1993 – Boston University 1992 – DELAWARE 1991 – East Carolina 1990 – William & Mary 1989 – Holy Cross 1988 – Pennsylvania 1987 – Holy Cross 1986 – Holy Cross, Penn 1985 – Rhode Island 1984 – Rhode Island 1983 – Holy Cross 1982 – DELAWARE 1981 – DELAWARE 1980 – Lehigh 1979 – Lehigh, Boston U. 1978 - Massachusetts DIVISION II ECAC TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNERS (1974-79) 1979 – DELAWARE 1978 – DELAWARE 1977 – Lehigh 1976 – DELAWARE 1975 – New Hampshire 1974 – DELAWARE

LAMBERT CUP/ MEADOWLANDS TROPHY The Lambert-Meadowlands Awards were established in 1936 by brothers Victor and Henry Lambert, two New York jewelers and college football boosters, in memory of their father, August, to recognize supremacy in Eastern college football. In 1984, the Meadowlands Sports Complex was selected to sponsor the award and continue the Lambert Award tradition. The awards territory includes eastern teams from Maine to Virginia with voting done weekly by a panel of seven regional media members. A dinner, in conjunction with the annual ECAC football awards presentations, is held each February at Giants Stadium. In NCAA Division I-AA/FCS, the University of Delaware has won or shared the Lambert Cup Award a record 20 times, including seven times in 1968-74.

2011 FINAL FCS LAMBERT CUP POLL Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Team Record Lehigh ..........................................11-2 Maine.............................................9-4 Towson ...........................................9-2 New Hampshire ..............................8-4 Old Dominion................................10-3 Stony Brook....................................9-4 James Madison ...............................8-4 Harvard..........................................9-1 Delaware........................................7-4 Albany............................................8-4

ECAC TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Team of the Year Award was started in 1974 to recognize the top college football teams in the East in all four divisions. The award began for Division II and Division II teams in 1974, added Division I-A teams in 1975, and added I-AA in 1978. The award is selected from a vote of a panel of ECAC Athletic Administrators and is presented at the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet each February at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Also awarded at the banquet is the ECAC Player, Rookie, and Coach of the Year for all four levels of football. The University of Delaware has won the award 12 times in school history, more than any school currently at the NCAA FCS level. Delaware won the award four times as a Division II school (in 1974, 1976, 1978 and 1979), and eight times as a I-AA/FCS school (1981, 1982, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003 2007 and 2010).

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2011 ECAC FCS ALL-STARS (Selected from a vote of ECAC member head coaches and sports information directors)

OFFENSE QB - Chris Lum, Lehigh RB - Jordan Brown, William & Mary WR - Ryan Spadola, Lehigh WR - Chris Summers, Liberty TE - Alex Gottleib, William & Mary OL - Troy McKenna, Lehigh OL - Dan Shirey, Villanova OL - Gino Gradkowski, Delaware OL - Kevin Murphy, Harvard OL - Joe Faiella, Stony Brook

DEFENSE DL - Brian McNally, New Hampshire DL - Andrew Schaetzke, Georgetown DL - Josue Ortiz, Harvard DL - Robert De La Rosa, Bucknell LB - Chris Mandas, Sacred Heart LB - Matt Evans, New Hampshire LB - Tyler Holmes, Massachusetts DB - Jerron McMillan, Maine DB - Jimmy Pitts, Villanova DB - Bryce Robertson, Bucknell DB - Jordan Dangerfield, Towson

SPECIALISTS P - Paul Layton, Albany PK - Brad Greenway, Cornell RS - Kevin Fogg, Liberty

ECAC Offensive Player of the Year QB - Chris Lum, Lehigh ECAC Defensive Player of the Year DL - Andrew Schaetzke, Georgetown ECAC Offensive Rookie of Year RB - Terrance West, Towson ECAC Defensive Rookie of Year LB - Dillon Lucas, Villanova


Navy #5 DELAWARE

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#8 DELAWARE West Chester

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Sept. 3, 2011 • Navy-Marine Corps Stadium (34,117)

Sept. 10, 2011 • Delaware Stadium (19,593)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy quarterbacks have a history of big games against the University of Delaware. Senior Kriss Proctor added to that legacy as he ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns and passed for another score as the Mids spoiled the season opener for the Blue Hens. The No. 5 ranked Blue Hens, last year's NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national runner-up, were able to pile up 363 yards of offense but too many missed opportunities proved to be Delaware's undoing. Sophomore All-American running back Andrew Pierce, the 2011 Colonial Athletic led the way for the Hens, rushing for 119 yards and capping the scoring with a one-yard burst with 2:54 left that capped a 78-yard drive. The 100-yard effort was the eighth of Pierce's young career as a Blue Hen. Quarterbacks Trevor Sasek and Tim Donnelly also showed signs of good things to come. Sasek, who started the game after winning a battle with Donnelly, completed 9 of 19 passes for 82 yards and scored the Hens' first touchdown on a 21-yard run before leaving the game in the second half with a knee contusion. Donnelly hit on 7 of 9 passes for 60 yards. Proctor, a first-year starter for the Mids, broke away on a 75-yard scoring jaunt on just the fourth play of the game and later scored on runs of 27 yards in the third quarter and one-yard early in the final stanza. He also hit Aaron Santiago on a 12-yard scoring toss midway through the final stanza to push the Navy lead to 40-10. Delaware's defense, which lost eight starters and three All-Americans from a unit that led the nation in scoring defense in 2010 when it gave up just 12.1 points per game, allowed its highest point total since a 41-7 setback to CAA foe James Madison in 2008. Navy, which went 9-4 a year ago and advanced to the Poinsettia Bowl, always features one of the most explosive running attacks in NCAA Division I football and this year will be no different. The Mids' triple-option attack piled up 391 yards rushing and 437 yards total.

NEWARK, Del. -- Andrew Pierce needed just two plays to cover 56 yards and his 44-yard touchdown vaunt early in the final stanza was just what the No. 8 Hens needed to pull away for a hard-fought victory in the home opener. The Blue Hens (1-1) jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead after scoring two touchdowns in a span of just 17 seconds and held off the Golden Ram comeback. The Hens upended their nearby NCAA Division II rivals for the 17th straight time since 1993 but the margin of victory was the smallest since a 24-17 triumph in 1996. Pierce ran 25 times for 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead the attack. He also caught a career-high seven passes for 32 yards during the game. The game looked like it would be a blowout early on as the Hens scored three touchdowns in the first stanza to take a 21-0 lead. Sophomore linebacker Jessel Curry made his Delaware Stadium debut memorable as he rambled 34 yards with an interception return to open the scoring just over six minutes into the contest. Pierce scored his first touchdown of the night when he ran seven yards and leaped into the end zone with 34 seconds left in the stanza for a 14-0 lead. Just 17 seconds later, the lead was up to 210 as Irv Titre recovered a bad snap at the West Chester 28-yard line to set up Donnelly’s first career touchdown pass, a 28-yarder to a wide-open Mark Schenauer. However, the Rams held tough and never let the Hens pull away. Rondell White got the Rams on the board with a two-yard scoring run just under two minutes into the second stanza, ending a streak of nine quarters and 143 minutes that Delaware had held West Chester without a point in the series. The Rams (0-2) pulled to within 21-10 on 27-yard field goal by Shawn Leo. Following a scoreless third quarter, West Chester pulled to within 21-17 with 10:56 left in the final quarter as backup QB Matt Carroll scrambled out of the pocket and hit LaRonn Lee with a 14-yard touchdown pass in the left corner of the end zone. But the Hens quickly but a damper on the Rams’ upset plans. After Travis Hawkins returned the kickoff 38 yards to the Delaware 44-yard line, Pierce took over. He ran for 12 yards on first down and then broke loose on his pivotal 44-yard scoring run down the right side on the next play to give Delaware some breathing room with 10:10 remaining. Delaware locked up the win as they burned 5:15 off the clock with an 11-play drive and then got the ball back when Leon Jackson intercepted a with 3:13 left.

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Navy - Proctor 75 run (Teague kick), 13:35 left (1st) Navy - Santiago 13 run (Teague kick blocked), 2:29 (1st) Navy - FG Teague 36, 6:43 (2nd) Delaware - Sasek 21 run (Baner kick), 2:08 (2nd) Navy - FG Teague 54, :25 (2nd) Navy - Proctor 27 run (Teague kick), 10:03 (3rd) Delaware - FG Baner 25, 4:51 (3rd) Navy - Proctor 1 run (Teague kick), 13:08 (4th) Navy - Santiago 12 pass from Proctor (Teague kick), 8:13 (4th) Delaware - Pierce 1 run (Baner kick), 2:54 (4th)

West Chester ..................0 Delaware ......................21

NAVY TEAM STATISTICS UD 22 ......................First Downs............................22 59-391 ......................Rushes-Yards ........................37-220 4-7-1-46 ......................Passing ..................................17-29-1-143 437 ......................Total Offense ........................363 1-47.0 ......................Punts-Avg. ............................4-36.5 0-0 ......................Fumbles-lost ..........................2-1 0-0 ......................Penalties-yards ....................5-50 32:25 ......................Time of Possession ..............27:35 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 20-119, David Hayes, 8-61, Trevor Sasek, 4-38, Tim Donnelly, 1-11, Rob Jones, 1-6, Team, 3-(-15); Navy, Kriss Proctor, 22-176, Alexander Teich, 14-65, Aaron Santiago, 6-56, Gee Gee Greene, 4-38, Delvin Diggs, 3-15, John Howell, 2-13, Darius Staten, 1-11, Mike Patrick, 1-8, Bo Snelson, 2-7, Trey Miller, 3-3, Team, 1-(-1); Passing - Delaware, Sasek, 9-19-0-82, Donnelly, 7-9-1-60, Jones, 1-1-0-1; Navy, Proctor, 4-7-146; Receiving - Delaware, Jones, 5-73, Pierce, 4-20, Mark Schenauer, 3-31, Nihja White, 2-16, Bobby Russo, 1-7, Sasek, 1-1, Hayes, 1-(-5); Navy, Brandon Turner, 2-29, Santiago, 1-12, Matt Aiken, 1-5.

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Delaware - Curry 34 interception return (Baner kick), 8:47 left (1st) Delaware - Pierce 7 run (Baner kick), :34 (1st) Delaware - Schenauer 28 pass from Donnelly (Baner kick), :17 (1st) WCU - White 2 run (Leo kick), 13:29 (2nd) WCU - FG Leo 27, 3:00 (2nd) WCU - Lee 14 pass from Carroll (Leo kick), 10:56 (4th) Delaware - Pierce 44 run (Baner kick), 10:10 (4th) WCU TEAM STATISTICS UD 21 ......................First Downs............................20 27-60 ......................Rushes-Yards ........................58-200 24-44-2-300 ......................Passing ..................................21-29-0-173 360 ......................Total Offense ........................315 4-45.5 ......................Punts-Avg. ............................5-44.8 1-1 ......................Fumbles-lost ..........................0-0 2-13 ......................Penalties-yards ....................7-73 27:25 ......................Time of Possession ..............32:35 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - WCU, Matt Carroll, 9-29, Rondell White, 6-22, Sean McCartney, 3-14, Tim Keyser, 1-(-2), Jackson Fagan, 8-(-3); Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 25-123, David Hayes, 1051, Tim Donnelly, 3-3, Team, 3 (-35); Passing - WCU, McCartney, 14-28-2-184, Carroll, 10-14-0116, Team, 0-1-0-0, Mike Mattei, 0-1-0-0; Delaware, Donnelly, 21-28-0-173, Team, 0-1-0-0; Receiving - WCU, White, 8-83, LaRonn Lee, 5-111, Keyser, 3-33, Fagan, 3-28, Matt McLaughlin, 222, Eric Brundidge, 1-8, Sean Beahan, 1-8, Jim Kelly, 1-7; Delaware, Pierce, 7-32, Bobby Russo, 635, Mark Schenauer, 4-65, Rob Jones, 3-31, Stephen Clark, 1-10.

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#7 DELAWARE Old Dominion

27 17

Sept. 17, 2011 • Delaware Stadium (18,011)

Sept. 24, 2011 • Delaware Stadium (16,789)

NEWARK, Del. -- This rivalry game was over early as No. 7 Delaware clicked on every cylinder, jumping out to a 35-0 halftime lead and posting a big victory over in-state foe Delaware State. Tim Donnelly was nearly flawless, completing 13 of 14 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns, backs Andrew Pierce and Walter Davis each went over the 100-yard mark, and Nihja White caught seven passes for 122 yards to lead an offense that piled up 512 yards of total offense. Davis (108 yards) surpassed the mark for the first time. Donnelly, who completed his first seven passes, was selected as the Nate Beasley MVP for the game. Donnelly’s .928 passing percentage was the second best in school history, trailing only an 11 for 11 performance by Bill Vergantino vs. Towson in 1992. His 272.6 passing rating was the sixth best mark in UD history. The two schools, the state’s only NCAA Division I institutions and located 45 miles apart, never met on the football field until a 44-7 NCAA playoff win by the Blue Hens in 2007. The teams met again in 2009 with Delaware claiming a hard-fought 27-17 victory. The Delaware defense was just as dominating as the Blue Hens held the Hornets (2-1) to just four first downs and 112 total yards while forcing three turnovers, including a 32-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Jake Giusti that extended the lead to 28-0 in the second quarter. The Hornets produced -3 yards rushing for the night and were 0 for 10 on third downs. Pierce carried 15 times for 106 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a seven-yard scamper with 11:25 left in the third quarter that pushed him over 100 yards for the game and over 2,000 for his career. He is the first Blue Hen runner to pass the 2,000-yard mark as a sophomore. In addition to his 11-yard touchdown reception, White set up Pierce’s one-yard scoring dive midway through the second quarter with a nifty career-long 59-yard grab off a perfect pass from Donnelly to the Delaware State one-yard line. Delaware got things going early as Donnelly hit TE Colin Naugle all alone over the middle for a 43-yard scoring toss on the Hens’ first possession and Pierce capped a season-long 96-yard march on the second drive of the game with a three-yard dive for a 14-0 lead first-quarter lead. The Hens controlled the ball for nearly 12 minutes in the opening stanza. White hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from Donnelly just over a minute into the second stanza and Giusti followed with his fumble return for a score just three minutes later. A one-yard burst by Pierce with 7:58 left in the second quarter gave the Hens a 35-0 cushion at the break. Pierce’s seven-yard scoring run with 11:25 left in the third quarter pushed the lead to 42-0 and Sean Baner’s career-long 47-yard field goal with 4:44 left capped the scoring.

NEWARK, Del. -- Delaware overcame some early miscues to post the victory over league newcomer Old Dominion as Tim Donnelly’s 32-yard touchdown pass to Rob Jones early in the final stanza put the No. 7 Blue Hens up for good. ODU (3-1, 0-1 CAA) lost for the first time on the season while the Hens (3-1, 1-0 CAA) won their third straight. Donnelly continued his hot play as he completed 26 of 39 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning toss to Jones with 9:29 left to play to help the Hens overcome a 17-16 deficit. Delaware gave up a touchdown off a bad punt snap, had a field goal blocked, and fumbled the ball away deep inside ODU territory in the first quarter to go down early. Donnelly hooked up with Jones on the first play from scrimmage after Travis Hawkins had returned a kickoff 60 yards to ODU 32-yard line. Donnelly found Jones across the middle and junior receiver just barely got into the end zone for the score. Donnelly then connected with Nihja White on the two-point conversion to give Delaware some breathing room at 24-17. Delaware then put the final touches on the win as kicker Sean Baner booted his school-record tying fourth field goal of the game with 42 seconds left from 43 yard out to push the margin to 2717. Baner, who tied the UD record of four field goals in a game set by Jon Striefsky vs. Navy in 2009, earlier had converted kicks from 20, 39, and 40 yards. The Monarchs, who were held under 40 points for the first time on the season and to 24 points under their scoring average, had taken the lead when QB Thomas DeMarco hit Antonio Vaughan on a nine-yard scoring strike with 9:50 left in the game to complete an 81-yard drive that was highlighted by a 15-yard run by punter Jonathan Plisco off a fake on fourth down play at their own 23-yard line. Plisco, an All-American, also averaged 48.6 yards on seven punts on the day. Delaware, however, came right back with Hawkins’ 60-yard kickoff return, Donnelly’s scoring toss to Jones, and Baner’s record-tying field goal to put the game away. ODU took the early lead when Chris Lovitt recovered a bad snap on a punt by Delaware and returned the fumble 18 yards for a 7-0 lead. But Delaware came back, using two Baner field goals, including a 40-yarder that was set up by a Marcus Burley interception, and a seven-yard scoring strike from Donnelly to White 42 seconds before halftime to take a 13-7 into the break.

Delaware State ..............0 Delaware ......................14

ODU - Lovitt 18 fumble return (Brown kick), 6:39 left (1st) Delaware - FG Baner 40, 2:15 (1st) Delaware - FG Baner 39, 9:13 (2nd) Delaware - White 7 pass from Donnelly (Baner kick), :42 (2nd) ODU - FG Brown 20, :42 (3rd) Delaware - FG Baner 20, 12:12 (4th) ODU - Vaughan 9 pass from DeMarco (Brown kick), 9:50 (4th) Delaware - Jones 32 pass from Donnelly (White pass from Donnelly), 9:29 (4th) Delaware - FG Baner 43 (4th)

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Delaware - Naugle 43 pass from Donnelly (Baner kick), 11:58 left (1st) Delaware - Pierce 3 run (Baner kick0, 3:39 (1st) Delaware - White 11 pass from Donnelly (Baner kick), 13:56 (2nd) Delaware - Giusti 32 fumble return (Baner kick), 11:06 (2nd) Delaware - Pierce 1 run (Baner kick), 7:58 (2nd) Delaware - Pierce 7 run (Baner kick), 11:25 (3rd) Delaware - FG Baner 47, 4:44 (3rd) DSU TEAM STATISTICS UD 4 ......................First Downs............................24 15-(-3) ......................Rushes-Yards ........................53-269 17-25-1-115 ......................Passing ..................................18-19-0-243 112 ......................Total Offense ........................512 8-40.6 ......................Punts-Avg. ............................3-32.0 2-2 ......................Fumbles-lost ..........................2-0 5-44 ......................Penalties-yards ....................8-65 21:10 ......................Time of Possession ..............38:50 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - Rushing - DelState, Jaashawn Jones, 5-9, Josh Bailey, 4-6, Team, 1-(-1), Travis Tarpley, 1-(-1), Nick Elko, 4-(-16); Delaware, Walter Davis, 19-108, Andrew Pierce, 15-106, David Hayes, 7-40, Leon Jackson, 5-20, Rob Jones, 1-11, Tim Donnelly, 2-(-6), Team, 4-(-10); Passing - DelState, Elko, 17-25-1-115; Delaware, Donnelly, 13-14-0-221, Burns, 5-5-022; Receiving - DelState, Tarpley, 4-16, Milton Williams, 3-44, Darius Jackson, 3-21, Ryan Langdon, 3-15, Jahmel Bashir, 1-8, Justin Brewton, 1-6, Bailey, 1-3, J. Jones, 1-2; Delaware, White, 7-122, W. Davis, 3-19, Naugle, 2-51, Russo, 2-30, Pierce, 1-11, Cobb, 1-7, Olsen, 1-5, Hayes, 1-(-2).

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ODU TEAM STATISTICS UD 17 ......................First Downs............................19 31-126 ......................Rushes-Yards ........................38-80 23-46-1-207 ......................Passing ..................................26-39-0-304 333 ......................Total Offense ........................384 7-48.6 ......................Punts-Avg. ............................5-43.6 3-1 ......................Fumbles-lost ..........................3-2 8-66 ......................Penalties-yards ....................3-25 27:05 ......................Time of Possession ..............32:55 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - ODU, Colby Goodwyn, 13-48, Thomas DeMarco, 13-43, Jonathan Plisco, 1-15, Angus Harper, 3-11, Antonio Vaughan, 1-9; Delaware, David Hayes, 20-66, Andrew Pierce, 14-21, Nihja White, 1-9, Tim Donnelly, 1-9, Walter Davis, 1-1, Team, 1-(-26); Passing - ODU, DeMarco, 23-46-1-207; Delaware, Donnelly, 26-39-0-304; Receiving - ODU, Reid Evans, 8-80, Nick Mayers, 6-65, Prentice Gill, 3-19, Goodwyn, 2-16, Vaughan, 2-9, Larry Pinkard, 1-9, Harper, 1-9; Delaware, White, 7-117, Bobby Russo, 5-38, Rob Jones, 3-60; Colin Naugle, 3-28, Pierce, 3-19, Hayes, 3-19, Mark Schenauer, 2-23.

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Maine #6 DELAWARE

31 17

#13 DELAWARE William & Mary

21 0

Oct. 1, 2011 • Alfond Stadium (6,000)

Oct. 8, 2011 • Delaware Stadium (17,808)

ORONO, Maine -- Delaware took a three-point lead late in the third quarter on a 13-yard touchdown run by Andrew Pierce, but host Maine scored the final 17 points of the game as the Black Bears won their CAA opener at rain-soaked Alfond Stadium. No. 6 ranked Delaware (3-2, 1-1 CAA) had its three-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the fourth time in 14 trips to Orono. The Blue Hens had won two straight over Maine, and had taken three of their last four trips to Alfond Stadium. The Black Bears (3-1, 1-0 CAA) gave head coach Jack Cosgrove his 100th career victory in his 19th season at Maine with their second straight victory. Maine enjoyed a big 477-278 advantage in total offense as running back Pushaun James ran for 193 yards and three touchdowns, including two scores in the final stanza as the Black Bears pulled away. Maine quarterback Warren Smith was equally adept, completing 18 of 27 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown. The Black Bears had four plays go for 37 or more yards from scrimmage, including a 70-yard jaunt by Jones that set up a fourth quarter score. Delaware quarterback Tim Donnelly lost for the first time in four career starts as he was intercepted four times on the day, including twice in the final stanza as the Hens were thwarted in their final quarter comeback attempt. Pierce rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown to lead the Blue Hen running game and also caught eight passes for 34 yards on the day. In a game that featured four lead changes, Maine struck first as Brown scored his first touchdown of the day on a 26-yard romp with 6:31 left in the opening stanza. But Delaware came back to take a 10-7 lead into intermission as Donnelly hit tight end Colin Naugle with a 16-yard over-the -shoulder catch in the end zone just over a minute into the second quarter and Sean Baner connected on a 46yard field goal just over two minutes later. Maine regained the lead on a 37-yard scoring pass over the middle from Smith to Damarr Aultman with 8:58 left in the third stanza, but Delaware answered again as Pierce scored on a 13-yard burst around the right side with 3:40 left in the third quarter for a 17-14 UD lead. The rest of night belonged to the Black Bears as Brown scored on an 18-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter to give Maine the lead for good at 21-17 and added a five-yard scoring run six minutes later.

NEWARK, Del. -- No. 13 Delaware bounced back in a big way as the Blue Hens held No. 9 William & Mary scoreless for the first time in 14 years and posted a rare CAA shutout. The Blue Hens (4-2, 2-1 CAA), who extended their home winning streak to seven games and won for the 14th time in the last 15 outings at Delaware Stadium, held the Tribe (3-3, 1-2 CAA) to just 11 first downs and 210 total yards for the game. William & Mary, annually one of the league’s top offensive teams, was shutout for the first time in 154 games since Delaware knocked off the Tribe 140 during the 1997 season at Delaware Stadium. All-American RB Andrew Pierce led the Blue Hen offensive attack as he rushed 28 times for a season-high 143 yards and scored on a four-year burst early in the second quarter to give the Hens a 14-0 lead. He went over the 100-yard mark for the fifth time in six games this season and for the 12th time in 21 career games at Delaware. He also moved into ninth place on the all-time UD rushing list with 2,287 yards, passing Norman Coleman (2,215 yards in 1993-96). Pierce also caught a game-high seven passes for 26 yards. QB Tim Donnelly also rebounded well for the Hens as he completed 16 of 24 passes for 124 yards and tossed scoring passes of 29 yards to senior Bobby Russo in the first quarter and 11 yards to Nihja White in the fourth quarter to put the game away. For Russo, it was his first career touchdown. Donnelly engineered two scoring drives that went for 90 or more yards. Delaware’s defense posted its second shutout of the season and its second in league play in the last two season. The Hens shutdown Delaware State 45-0 back on Sept. 17 of this season and downed league foe Towson 48-0 last November, both at Delaware Stadium. Junior linebacker Paul Worrilow paced the Hens defense with 11 tackles and Andrew Harrison and Travis Hawkins each intercepted a pass. The Tribe did not have a drive go longer than 49 yards and none lasted longer than 4:08. William & Mary had only five drives go past midfield and never got closer than the Delaware 17-yard line. William & Mary’s Michael Paulus got the start for the Tribe, filling in for starter Michael Graham, who missed the game with an illness. Paulus completed just 10 of 24 passes for 84 yards and two interceptions before being relieved by Brent Caprio, who was 5 of 8 for 50 yards. William & Mary senior RB Jonathan Grimes, who shared CAA Pre-Season Player of the Year honors with Pierce, was held to just 47 yards rushing on 15 carries.

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Massachusetts #9 DELAWARE

21 10

Rhode Island #16 DELAWARE

38 34

Oct. 15, 2011 • Delaware Stadium (21,902)

Oct. 22, 2011 • Meade Stadium (6,222)

NEWARK, Del. -- Delaware’s largest first quarter deficit in over 30 years proved to be insurmountable as the No. 9 Hens allowed three first quarter touchdowns and dropped a 21-10 decision. UMass (4-2), which won its second straight game, got short scoring runs from Jonathan Hernandez and Julian Talley and a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kellen Pagel to Emil Igwenagu, all in the opening 13 minutes of action, and never looked back. Delaware (4-3, 2-2 CAA) lost the shutout in the first two minutes of the game this time and could never put together enough offense to catch up. The 21-0 deficit was the largest margin the Hens have trailed by in the opening stanza since falling behind Temple 24-0 on the way to a 45-0 loss in 1975. Coming into the game, the Hens had allowed just 17 total first half points in the four home contests of the season. The Blue Hens had six more first downs and just 13 less yards than the Minutemen, but were pinned back in their own territory almost the entire game and were hurt by three turnovers. All 15 of the Blue Hens’ drives started inside their own territory, and thanks to well-placed punts by Massachusetts, had one drive start on the one-yard line and another on the two-yard line. Pagel completed 20 of 39 passes for 245 yards and one touchdown while Hernandez rushed for a team-high 69 yards on 15 carries. The UMass defense recorded five sacks, broke up eight passes, collected two interceptions, and forced two fumbles. Holmes recorded a team-high 10 tackles while Darren Thellen had five tackles and intercepted two passes for the second straight week. Delaware lost for just the second time in its last 16 home games dating back to 2009 and fell for just the fourth time in 16 meetings all-time vs. UMass in Newark. Blue Hen quarterback Tim Donnelly completed 14 of 30 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown but threw two interceptions and was sacked twice. Nihja White caught six passes for 85 yards while running back Andrew Pierce picked up 85 yards on 23 carries. Delaware scored its only points in the second quarter when Tim Donnelly hit freshman tight Nick Boyle on a 14-yard scoring pass with 9:34 left in the stanza and Sean Baner capped a 74-yard drive with a 27-yard field goal with 58 seconds left before intermission.

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Multiple mistakes by Delaware proved to be too much to overcome as the Blue Hens dropped a 38-34 Colonial Athletic Association football setback at Meade Stadium. The No. 16 ranked Blue Hens (4-4, 2-3 CAA) did force four turnovers on the day, turning two of them into first half scores, but three turnovers of their own and two big mental mistakes in the final quarter proved to be Delaware's undoing. Rhode Island, which has endured several tough-luck losses throughout the season, losing four games by nine points or less, put an end to its three-game losing streak and improved to 2-5 (1-3 CAA), sending its Homecoming crowd away happy. A game that featured three ties and four lead changes typically wasn't decided until late as Delaware rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the final quarter but couldn't complete the deal Rhode Island broke a 21-21 tie with two scores in the first five minutes of the final quarter as Brandon Johnson-Farrell hauled in a 13-yard scoring pass from Bob Bentsen on the second play of the final quarter and De’ontray Johnson followed three minutes later with a 12-yard burst to give Rhody a 35-21 lead with 11:21 remaining. Johnson’s touchdown was set up when Ram linebacker Dave Zocco intercepted a pass at the URI 40-yard line. The Blue Hens cut the gap to 35-28 on a two-yard scoring run by sophomore All-American Andrew Pierce, his second of the day, with 8:06 left, and the Hens had a chance to even things but couldn't get it done. Rhode Island extended the same fourth quarter drive twice thanks to UD miscues, setting up a game-clinching 39-yard field goal by Louis Feinstein - his fourth of the day - with 1:19 left to play. Rob Jones fumbled a Feinstein punt on the URI 46-yard line with 5:56 left to play and Zocco recovered. Minutes later, the Hens were called for offsides on a fourth-and-one, extending a drive. Delaware quarterback Tim Donnelly, who replaced injured starter Trevor Sasek (knee) in the first half, hit on 16 of 27 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Nihja White caught six passes for 90 yards and a score and Pierce finished the day with 22 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

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UMass - Hernandez 5 run (Levengood kick), 12:00 left (1st) UMass - Igwenagu 6 pass from Pagel (Levengood kick), 4:53 (1st) UMass - Talley 3 run (Levengood kick), 1:21 (1st) Delaware - Boyle 14 pass from Tim Donnelly (Baner kick), 9:34 (2nd) Delaware - FG Baner 27, :58 (2nd) UM TEAM STATISTICS UD 15 ......................First Downs............................21 30-100 ......................Rushes-Yards ........................37-71 20-39-0-245 ......................Passing ..................................24-45-2-244 345 ......................Total Offense ........................315 9-36.9 ......................Punts-Avg. ............................7-33.1 0-0 ......................Fumbles-lost ..........................2-1 8-77 ......................Penalties-yards ....................8-66 29:29 ......................Time of Possession ..............30:31 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - Massachusetts, Jonathan Hernandez, 15-69, Jordan Broadnax, 13-35, Julian Talley, 1-3, Kellen Pagel, 1-(-7); Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 23-85, Nihja White, 2-17, David Hayes, 2-5, Michael Johnson, 1-4, Team, 1-(-1); Trevor Sasek, 4-(-12), Tim Donnelly, 4-(-27); Passing - Massachusetts, Pagel, 20-39-0-245; Delaware, Donnelly, 14-29-2155, Sasek, 10-15-0-89, Team, 0-1-0-0; Receiving - Massachusetts, Tom Gilson, 6-67, Jesse Julmiste, 4-90, Emil Igwenagu, 4-30, Talley, 3-29, Rob Blanchflower, 2-31, Hernandez, 1-(-2); Delaware, White, 6-85, Pierce, 5-36, Mark Schenauer, 4-42, Bobby Russo, 3-26, Rob Jones, 3-21, Nick Boyle, 1-14, Stephen Clark, 1-6, Hayes, 1-4.

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URI - Baskerville 73 pass from Bentsen (Bentsen run), 10:16 (1st) Delaware - FG Baner, 47, 11:10 (2nd) Delaware - Pierce 13 run (Pierce pass from Sasek), 9:45 (2nd) URI - Johnson-Farrell 2 pass from Bentsen (Feinstein kick), 4:58 (2nd) Delaware - White 33 pass from Donnelly (Baner kick), 1:48 (2nd) URI - FG Feinstein 45, :05 (2nd) URI - FG Feinstein 41, 10:31 (3rd) Delaware - FG Baner 22, 1:11 (3rd) URI - Johnson-Farrell 13 pass from Bentsen (Feinstein kick), 14:47 (4th) URI - D. Johnson 12 run (Feinstein kick), 11:21 (4th) Delaware - Pierce 2 run (Baner kick), 8:06 (4th) URI - FG Feinstein, 39, 1:19 (4th) Delaware - Jones 36 pass from Donnelly (no kick), 0:00 (4th) URI TEAM STATISTICS UD 21 ......................First Downs............................19 36-206 ......................Rushes-Yards ........................31-79 18-33-2-278 ......................Passing ..................................23-39-2-241 484 ......................Total Offense ........................320 3-23.7 ......................Punts-Avg. ............................6-44.3 3-2 ......................Fumbles-lost ..........................1-1 4-47 ......................Penalties-yards ....................6-50 30:15 ......................Time of Possession ..............29:45 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - Delaware, Andrew Pierce, 22-80, Trevor Sasek, 5-9, Tim Donnelly, 2-(-1), Walter Davis, 1-(-3), Michael Johnson, 1-(-6); Rhode Island, De’ontray Johnson, 15-122, Travis Hurd, 133-48, Bob Bentsen, 6-33, Brandon Johnson-Farrell, 2-3; Passing Delaware, Sasek, 7-12-1-47, Donnelly, 16-27-1-194; Rhode Island, Bentsen, 18-33-2-278; Receiving - Delaware, Nihja White, 6-90, Rob Jones, 5-73, Pierce, 4-15, Mark Schenauer, 2-28, Bobby Russo, 2-18, Ryan Cobb, 2-12, M. Johnson, 2-5; Rhode Island, Anthony Baskerville, 7-147, Johnson-Farrell, 6-100, Ty Bynum, 5-31.

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#21 DELAWARE #13 Towson

35 35

#15 DELAWARE Richmond

24 10

Oct. 29, 2011 • Johnny Unitas Stadium (8,122)

Nov. 12, 2010 • Delaware Stadium (20,008)

TOWSON, Md. -- Thanks to a gutsy performance from running back Andrew Pierce, three big kickoff returns, and fourth quarter interceptions by Michael Atunrase and Paul Worrilow, Delaware raced back into the post-season playoff race as the Hens bounced back from two sub-par efforts and posted a 3530 Colonial Athletic Association football victory over Towson. Playing in a light snow and frigid 39 degree temperatures, the two teams traded the lead five times before the 21st ranked Blue Hens (5-4, 3-3 CAA) took the lead for good on Pierce’s third touchdown of the game, a five-yard burst with 2:05 left to play. The game wasn’t decided until a desperation pass into a crowded pack in the end zone by Towson quarterback Grant Enders on the final play of the game was swatted away, setting off a wild celebration on the Blue Hen sideline. No. 13 ranked Towson (6-2, 4-1 CAA) lost its first league game of the season and suffered its first setback at home in five outings this fall. Delaware defeated Towson for the fifth straight time. Pierce gained a season-high 158 yards on a career-high 30 carries and scored three times, giving the Hens their first lead at 10-7 early in the second quarter, scoring again late in the first half to push the UD lead to 29-23, and then bursting into the end zone from five yards out for the game-winner with 2:05 left in the third quarter. Towson piled up 388 total yards but the Tigers were hurt by three turnovers, most notably the two interceptions in the final quarter. Enders completed 15 of 30 passes for 159 yards and also picked up 72 yards on the ground while freshman sensation Terrance West rushed 27 times for 155 yards and scored four times. Delaware picked up a school-record 240 yards on five kickoff returns during the night, including an 86-yarder for a touchdown by Travis Hawkins in the second quarter and an 80-yard scamper by freshman Michael Johnson that set up a first quarter touchdown. Johnson also had a 51-yard return to start the game, marking the first time the same player has had two returns of 50 or more yards in the same game in school history.

NEWARK, Del. -- Andrew Pierce darted in and around the Richmond defense all day long to highlight a dominating run game and the Delaware defense forced four turnovers as the Blue Hens continued to keep their post-season playoff hopes alive with a 24-10 win over Richmond. The 15th-ranked Blue Hens (6-4, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) cruised to their second straight win as they jumped out to a 21-3 halftime lead and held off the Spiders to send the Homecoming and Senior Day crowd of 20,008 home happy. Richmond (3-7, 0-7 CAA) lost it seventh straight game, its longest winless streak since the 1996 season. Pierce was a workhorse once again for the Hens as carried 34 times for 215 yards scored two first-half touchdowns. Running behind a line that features three pre-season All-Americans among its four seniors, he also went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season and moved into fourth place on the alltime UD rushing list in just two seasons with 2,825 yards. His 215 yards was his second career 200-yard effort and the eighth highest single game total in UD history. He also became only the fifth player in UD history to record two 200-yard rushing efforts in a career, surpassing his 200-yard effort vs. Duquesne in 2010. The Hens piled up their second highest rushing yardage total this season with 249 total yards and held a nearly four-minute advantage in time of possession. Pierce scored on a one-yard burst to open the scoring midway through the first half and later capped a 97-yard march with a four-yard touchdown lunge with 3:12 left in the first half to send Delaware into the break with a comfortable 21-3 lead. Blue Hen quarterback Tim Donnelly also added a one-yard touchdown sneak late in the first quarter and Sean Baner converted a 30-yard field goal midway through the third quarter cap a 67yard drive and push the lead to 24-3. Donnelly managed the offense well all day, hitting on 9 of 14 passes for 129 yards. Delaware continued its outstanding play at home as the Hens improved to 15-2 in their last 17 games at Delaware Stadium since 2009. Defensively, junior Ricky Tunstall, making his first start in four weeks, intercepted two passes, the Hens collected four sacks, including two by Michael Atunrase. In addition, the Hens blocked a field goal attempt and recovered a fumble during the day.

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#15 DELAWARE Villanova

26 16

2012 Spring Game White 72, Blue 55

Nov. 19, 2011 • PPl Park (14,107)

Apr. 20, 2012 • Delaware Stadium (2,000)

CHESTER, Pa. -- The No. 15 ranked Blue Hens (7-4, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) snapped a personal five-game losing streak to Villanova as Sean Baner kicked a school-record tying four field goals and safety Ricky Tunstall put the game away with a 54-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:28 left to play for the 26-16 victory. The Blue Hens, who won their third straight game to close out the season, earned a big victory over a long-time rival, knocking off a struggling Villanova (2-9, 1-7 CAA) squad for the first time since 2005 to secure the Battle of the Blue trophy for the first time since it was introduced in 2006. The game, the first American football game played at the stadium which serves as the home for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, featured two ties and four lead changes. After Villanova scored its final points on a 43-yard scamper by Jamal Abdur-Rahman with 5:37 left in the third quarter, Delaware reeled off the final 13 points of the game to go home winners. Baner, who htied his own school record of four field goals set against Old Dominion earlier in the year, connected on a 40-yarder with 8:45 left to tie the score at 16-16. He then followed with the eventual game-winner with a 29-yard kick with 2:11 left to put the Hens up 19-16. Prior to the first kick, the Hens extended the drive by converting four third down attempts, including a 20-yard toss from quarterback Tim Donnelly to tight end Ryan Cobb down to the Villanova 27-yard line. A 24-yard punt return by Rob Jones to the Delaware 49-yard line and a pair of 12-yard tosses from Donnelly to Rob Jones and Nihja White keyed the drive that set up the second Baner kick. Villanova had one last chance to win the game, but Tunstall stepped in front of a pass by Chris Polony and sprinted 54 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown with 1:28 left to put the game away. Tunstall also intercepted a first half pass and had four picks in the final two games of 2011. Delaware held a 21-14 advantage in first downs and held the ball for almost 20 minutes longer than Villanova. Travis Hawkins returned the opening kickoff 69 yards to set up a 26-yard Baner field goal, and the Hens were up 3-0 just under four minutes into the game. After Villanova scored 10 straight points, a 34-yard Baner field goal cut the margin to four and the Hens took a 13-10 lead into the break when Andrew Pierce leapt into the end zone from one ad out with 12 seconds on the clock. Pierce carried a career-high 40 times for 109 yards including 13 times durng the 80-yard drive.

NEWARK, Del. -- The defense dominated the annual University of Delaware Blue-White Football Spring Game at Delaware Stadium with the unit recording seven sacks and intercepting four passes as the Blue Hens closed out their annual spring drills. Using a modified scoring system that rewards the offense for touchdowns and first downs and the defense for turnovers and three-and-outs, the White (defense) posted a 72-55 victory over the Blue (offense). Senior defensive end Quincy Barr, senior linebacker Mike Hirt, and junior cornerback Travis Hawkins did most of the damage for the defense, which held the Blue team to just 331 yards total while forcing six turnovers. Barr collected seven tackles, including four sacks, and recovered a fumble he forced while Hirt registered a game-high eight tackles, including one sack, and recovered a fumbles. Hawkins had three tackles and intercepted two passes while senior safety Tim Breaker added four tackles, an interception, and a forced fumbles. Offensively, three different Blue Hen quarterbacks split time with first-year Bowling Green transfer Trent Hurley completing 7 of 16 passes for 53 yards and two interceptions. Senior Tim Donnelly, who started all but two games during the 2011 campaign, hit on 5 of 9 passes for 46 yards while sophomore Justin Burns hit on 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to redshirt freshman tight end Matt Rodriguez on just the fourth series of the scrimmage. The rushing game was led by senior Leon Jackson, who picked up 51 yards on five carries and scored on a one-yard touchdown run while also intercepting a pass. David Hayes ran 8 times for 48 yards while Julian Laing picked up 39 yards on five carries and scored on a one-yard touchdown leap.

Delaware ........................3 Villanova ........................3

10 7

0 6

13 0

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Delaware - FG Baner 26, 11:25 left (1st) Villanova - FG Hamilton 19, 0:00 (1st) Villanova - Abdur-Rahman 58 run (Hamilton kick), 13:20 (2nd) Delaware - FG Baner 34, 8:27 (2nd) Delaware - Pierce 1 run (Baner kick),0:12 (2nd) Villanova - Abdur-Rahman 43 run (kick blocked), 5:37 (3rd) Delaware - FG Baner 40, 8:45 (4th) Delaware - FG Baner 29, 2:11 (4th) Delaware - Tunstall 54 interception return (Baner kick), 1:28 (4th)

Scoring Blue - Matt Rodriguez 64 pass from Justin Burns (Sean Baner kick) Blue - Julian Laing 1 run (Garrett Greenway kick) Blue - Leon Jackson 1 run (Sean Baner kick) Blue - Brandon Favro 5 run (no kick) Team Statistics: First Downs - 12 (5 rush/7 pass); Rushes-yards -37-137; Passes - 17 of 36 / 1 TD / 4 Int.; Passing yards - 194; Total yards - 331; Penalties - 1-5; Fumbles/lost - 2-2; Punts - 1-45; Sacks - 7; Pass Breakups - 2

VU TEAM STATISTICS UD 14 ......................First Downs............................21 28-199 ......................Rushes-Yards ........................59-181 14-24-2-139 ......................Passing ..................................14-22-0-153 338 ......................Total Offense ........................334 4-49.0 ......................Punts-Avg. ............................4-37.8 1-1 ......................Fumbles-lost ..........................1-1 6-46 ......................Penalties-yards ....................3-35 20:45 ......................Time of Possession ..............39:15 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Rushing - Villanova, Jamal Abdur-Rahman, 7-119, Lawrence Doss, 4-47, Chris Polony, 10-21, Kevin Manangai, 7-12; D elaware, Andrew Pierce, 40-109, David Hayes, 10-54, Tim Donnelly, 5-19, Rob Jones, 1-6, Team, 3(-7); Passing, Villanova, Polony, 14-22-2-139; Delaware, Donnelly, 14-22-0-153; Receiving, Villanova, Mikey Reynolds, 3-47, Doss, 3-29, Joe Price, 3-15, Abdur-Rahman, 2-21, Dorian Wells, 215, Monangai, 1-12; Delaware, Nihja White, 7-82, Jones, 3-25, Ryan Cobb, 1-20, Mark Schenauer, 1-16, Bobby Russo, 1-8, Pierce, 1-2.

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Offensive Statistics Rushing: Leon Jackson - 5 for 51 yards; David Hayes - 8 for 48; Julian Laing - 5 for 39; Brandon Favro - 1 for 5; Tim Donnelly - 5 for 5; Rob Jones - 1 for 3; Justin Burns - 1 for 0; Walter Davis - 6 for -3; Michael Johnson - 1 for -5; Trent Hurley - 4 for -7; Passing: Tim Donnelly - 5 of 9 for 46 yards, 1 Int.; Trent Hurley - 7 of 16 for 53 yards, 2 int.; Justin Burns - 5 of 9 for 95 yards, 1 TD; Rob Jones - 0 for 2 for 0 yards, 1 Int.; Receiving: Rob Jones - 5 for 48 yards; Michael Johnson - 2 for 18 yards; Rick Bell - 2 for 24 yards; Mike Milburn - 2 for 6 yards; Matt Rodriguez - 1 for 64 yards; Justin Laing - 1 for 9 yards; Jerell Harrison - 1 for 9 yards; Stephen Clark - 1 for 7 yards; Ryan Cobb - 1 for 6 yards; David Hayes - 1 for 3 yards; Punting: Rauley Zaragoza - 1 punt for 45 yards (45.0 avg.); Field Goals: Sean Baner - 32 (G), 37 (G), 52 (NG), 28 (NG), 42 (NG); Garrett Greenway - 47 (NG), 32 (G) Offensive Statistics Tackles (Solo-Assists=Total): Mike Hirt - 7-1=8; Quincy Barr - 7-0=7; Eric Farkas, 4-1=5; Tim Breaker - 3-1=4; Kyle Gayle, 3-1=4; Laith Wallschleger, 2-0=3; Travis Hawkins - 3-0=3; Alex Pihakis, 2-1=3; Corey Olsen, 2-0=2; Marcus Burley, 1-1=2; Leon Jackson, 2-0=2; Derek Battle, 2-0=2; Ricky Tunstall, 2-0=2; Blair Menefee, 1-0=1; Jake Campbell, 1-0-=1; Patrick Callaway, 1-0=1; Jeff Williams, 1-0=1; Irv Titre, 1-0=1.; Interceptions: Travis Hawkins - 2 for 0 yards; Leon Jackson, 1 for 0 yards; Tim Breaker, 1 for 22 yards; Quarterback Sacks: Quincy Barr - 4; Mike Hirt - 1; Kyle Gayle - 1; Laith Wallschleger; Fumble Recoveries: Quincy Barr; Mike Hirt; Forced Fumbles: Tim Breaker; Quincy Barr; Pass Breakups: Marcus Burley - 2

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2011 DELAWARE FOOTBALL RESULTS 7-4, 5-3 CAA (Tie-5th Place) Date Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov.

Opponent 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 12 19

RUSHING

Result

Attendance

17-40 28-17 45-0 27-17 17-31 21-0 10-21 34-38 35-30 24-10 26-16

34,117 19,593 18,011 16,789 6,000 17,808 21,902 6,222 8,122 20,008 14,107

at Navy..........................................................L West Chester ................................................W Delaware State ............................................W *Old Dominion..............................................W at *Maine ......................................................L *William & Mary (9) ....................................W *Massachusetts ..............................................L at Rhode Island..............................................L at *Towson (13)............................................W *Richmond....................................................W at *Villanova ................................................W

Att. 279 86 21 14 4 4 4 5 40 20 477 345

Gain 1329 401 110 58 32 25 30 21 144 0 2150 1839

Player G Rating Tim Donnelly ..................11 124.25 Trevor Sasek ....................4 90.03 Justin Burns......................1 136.96 Rob Jones ......................11 108.40 Team ................................11 0.00 UD TOTALS ....................11 118.56 OPPONENTS ..................11 103.84

114,111 (19,018 average - 6 games) 68,568 (13,714 average - 5 games) 182,679 (16,607 average - 11 games)

2011 DELAWARE FINAL TEAM STATISTICS Category Delaware SCORING AVERAGE ..........................................................25.8 Points Scored..........................................................................284 FIRST DOWNS ....................................................................224 Rushing ..................................................................................113 Passing ....................................................................................96 Penalty ....................................................................................15 RUSHING YARDAGE ........................................................1821 Yards gained rushing ............................................................2150 Yards lost rushing ..................................................................329 Rushing Attempts....................................................................477 Average Per Rush ....................................................................3.8 Average Per Game ..............................................................165.5 TDs Rushing..............................................................................19 PASSING YARDAGE ..........................................................1973 Comp-Att-Int ..............................................................197-318-11 Average Per Pass ....................................................................6.2 Average Per Catch ................................................................10.0 Average Per Game ..............................................................179.4 TDs Passing ..............................................................................11 TOTAL OFFENSE ................................................................3794 Total Plays..............................................................................795 Average Per Play ....................................................................4.8 Average Per Game ..............................................................344.9 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ......................................................42-997 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS ....................................................19-164 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........................................................18-221 FUMBLES-LOST ........................................................................18-9 PENALTIES-YARDS ................................................................58-496 PUNTS-AVG ........................................................................47-39.3 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ..................................................32:37 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS ..................................................76/173 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS ......................................................9/18

Player G Andrew Pierce ..............11 David Hayes ..................10 Walter Davis..................11 Trevor Sasek ....................4 Nihja White ....................10 Rob Jones ......................11 Michael Johnson ............10 Leon Jackson..................11 Tim Donnelly ..................11 Team ................................11 UD TOTALS ....................11 OPPONENTS ..................11

Lost Net 50 1279 8 393 4 106 16 42 0 32 0 25 6 24 1 20 140 4 104 -104 329 1821 213 1626

Avg 4.6 4.6 5.0 3.0 8.0 6.2 6.0 4.0 0.1 -5.2 3.8 4.7

TD 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 19 17

LG P/G 44 116.3 21 39.3 27 9.6 21 10.5 9 3.2 11 2.3 14 2.4 6 1.8 11 0.4 0 -9.5 44 165.5 75 147.8

PASSING

* Colonial Athletic Association Games ( )= Sports Network National Ranking at time of game Home Attendance: Road Attendance: Neutral Attendance: Overall Attendance:

2011 DELAWARE FINAL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Opponents 20.0 220 186 74 98 14 1626 1839 213 345 4.7 147.8 17 2166 193-355-18 6.1 11.2 196.9 9 3792 700 5.4 344.7 56-1096 19-103 11-105 14-9 54-492 55-39.3 27:23 43/146 12/21

Cmp-Att-Int 165-263-10 26-47-1 5-5-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 197-318-11 193-355-18

Pct Yds TD Lng Yd/G 62.7 1732 11 59 157.5 55.3 218 0 20 54.5 100.0 22 0 8 22.0 100.0 1 0 1 0.1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 61.9 1973 11 59 179.4 54.4 2166 9 73 196.9

RECEIVING Player G Nihja White....................10 Andrew Pierce ..............11 Rob Jones ......................11 Bobby Russo ....................11 Mark Schenauer ................11 Colin Naugle ......................7 David Hayes ..................10 Ryan Cobb......................11 Michael Johnson............10 Walter Davis ................11 Nick Boyle........................7 Stephen Clark ..................5 Corey Olsen ......................11 Trevor Sasek....................4 UD TOTALS....................11 OPPONENTS..................11

No. 50 42 26 25 20 10 7 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 197 193

Yds 673 212 338 223 242 129 20 51 19 19 25 16 5 1 1973 2166

Avg 13.5 5.0 13.0 8.9 12.1 12.9 2.9 10.2 6.3 6.3 12.5 8.0 5.0 1.0 10.0 11.2

TD 4 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 9

LG Avg/G 59 67.3 12 19.3 36 30.7 29 20.3 28 22.0 43 18.4 17 2.0 20 4.6 14 1.9 8 1.7 14 3.6 10 3.2 5 0.5 1 0.2 59 179.4 73 196.9

TOTAL OFFENSE Player G Tim Donnelly ..........................11 Andrew Pierce ......................11 David Hayes ..........................10 Trevor Sasek ............................4 Walter Davis..........................11 Nihja White............................10 Rob Jones ..............................11 Michael Johnson ....................10 Justin Burns ............................1 Leon Jackson..........................11 Team ........................................11 UD TOTALS ............................11 OPPONENTS..........................11

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Plays 303 279 86 61 21 4 5 4 5 5 22 795 700

Rush 4 1279 393 42 106 32 25 24 0 20 -104 1821 1626

Pass 1732 0 0 218 0 0 1 0 22 0 0 1973 2166

Total Avg/G 1736 157.8 1279 116.3 393 39.3 260 65.0 106 9.6 32 3.2 26 2.4 24 2.4 22 22.0 20 1.8 -104 -9.5 3794 344.9 3792 344.7

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Player G Andrew Pierce..............11 Nihja White ..................10 Rob Jones ....................11 Travis Hawkins ............11 David Hayes ................10 Michael Johnson ..........10 Mark Schenauer ..............11 Bobby Russo ....................11 Colin Naugle ......................7 Ricky Tunstall ................8 Walter Davis ................11 Ryan Cobb ....................11 Trevor Sasek ..................4 Jessel Curry ......................9 Leon Jackson ................11 Nick Boyle ......................7 Marcus Burley..............11 Stephen Clark ................5 Tim Breaker ..................11 Paul Worrilow..............11 Corey Olsen ....................11 Brandon Cheaton ..............9 Tim Donnelly ................11 Andrew Harrison ..............11 Michael Atunrase ............11 Team ..............................11

Rush 1279 32 25 0 393 24 0 0 0 0 106 0 42 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 -104

Rec 212 673 338 0 20 19 242 223 129 0 19 51 1 0 0 25 0 16 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

PR 0 0 1640 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KOR 0 0 0 497 83 390 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0

IR 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 102 0 0 0 43 9 0 18 0 8 7 0 0 0 3 2 0

Tot. 1491 705 527 526 496 433 242 223 129 125 125 51 43 43 29 25 18 16 8 7 5 4 4 3 2 -104

Avg/G 135.5 70.5 47.9 47.8 49.6 43.3 22.0 20.3 18.4 15.6 11.4 4.6 10.8 4.8 2.6 3.6 1.6 3.2 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 -9.5

Player FG-FGA Pct Sean Baner ..................15-20 75.0 Team ..................................0-1 0.0 UD TOTALS ................15-21 71.4 OPPONENTS ..............11-16 68.8

UD TOTALS ..................11 OPPONENTS ................11

1821 1626

1973 2166

164 103

997 1096

221 105

5176 5096

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PUNT RETURNS Player No. Rob Jones ............................................17 Marcus Burley ......................................2 UD TOTALS..........................................19 OPPONENTS ......................................19

Yds 164 0 164 103

Avg 9.6 0.0 8.6 5.4

Yds 497 390 83 23 0 4 997 1096

Avg 27.6 24.4 16.6 23.0 0.0 4.0 23.7 19.6

Yds 102 29 18 43 3 9 2 7 8 221 105

Avg 20.4 7.2 9.0 21.5 3.0 9.0 2.0 7.0 8.0 12.3 9.5

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 31 0 31 19

KICKOFF RETURNS Player No. Travis Hawkins ..................................18 Michael Johnson..................................16 David Hayes ..........................................5 Ricky Tunstall ........................................1 Bobby Russo ............................................1 Brandon Cheaton ......................................1 UD TOTALS..........................................42 OPPONENTS ......................................56

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long 86 80 25 23 0 4 86 47

INTERCEPTION RETURNS Player No. Ricky Tunstall ........................................5 Travis Hawkins .....................................4 Marcus Burley .......................................2 Jessel Curry ..............................................2 Andrew Harrison .......................................1 Leon Jackson .........................................1 Michael Atunrase.......................................1 Paul Worrilow ...........................................1 Tim Breaker ...........................................1 UD TOTALS..........................................18 OPPONENTS .......................................11

TD 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Long 54 15 18 34 3 9 2 7 8 54 31

PUNTING Player No. Rauley Zaragoza ......................46 Sean Baner ..................................1 Team ..............................................0 UD TOTALS ................................47 OPPONENTS ..............................55

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Yds 1794 38 13 1845 2164

Avg 39.0 38.0 0.0 39.3 39.3

Long 60 38 13 60 58

TB 3 0 0 3 4

FC 8 0 0 8 7

I20 13 0 0 13 15

50+ Blkd 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 9 0

11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-60 Lg 0-0 6-7 3-4 6-8 0-1 47 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 6-7 3-4 6-8 0-1 47 1-1 4-5 3-4 2-5 1-1 54

Blk 2 1 3 0

SCORING |------ PATs ------| Player TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Andrew Pierce ..............16 1 Sean Baner........................- 15-20 29-29 Nihja White......................4 2 Colin Naugle........................2 Tim Donnelly....................2 2-3 Rob Jones ........................2 Trevor Sasek....................1 1-1 Travis Hawkins................1 Nick Boyle........................1 Mark Schenauer ..................1 Bobby Russo........................1 Ricky Tunstall ..................1 Jessel Curry ........................1 Jake Giusti ......................1 Team ..................................0-1 UD TOTALS ....................34 15-21 29-29 3 3-4 OPPONENTS..................27 11-16 23-26 1-1 -

--Tackles -Player GP S A Tot. TFL Paul Worrilow ..............11 55 42 97 11.0-32 Andrew Harrison ..............11 32 39 71 2.5-6 Travis Hawkins ............11 41 11 52 2.0-3 Tim Breaker ..................11 28 18 46 3.0-9 Marcus Burley ..............11 28 16 44 1.0-7 Michael Atunrase ..............11 25 19 44 9.0-36 Jessel Curry ........................9 24 13 37 1.5-5 Patrick Callaway ..........11 15 22 37 1.5-1 Leon Jackson ................11 20 6 26 1.0-3 Ricky Tunstall ..................8 11 13 24 0.5-1 Laith Wallschleger ........10 11 12 23 2.5-11 Brandon Cheaton ................9 16 6 22 1.5-2 Quincy Barr....................11 13 8 21 5.0-14 Demetrius Hester ..............11 12 6 18 3.5-15 Jake Giusti ....................10 15 3 18 . Ethan Clark ....................11 8 10 18 . Irv Titre..........................10 4 11 15 1.5-5 Matt Hardison ....................9 9 6 15 3.5-6 Chris Campbell ....................8 8 3 11 . Laquan James ..................11 7 2 9 1.5-5 Corey Olsen ......................11 8 . 8 . Eddie Lugo........................11 5 . 5 . Jamaul Christopher ..........11 4 1 5 3.0-24 Josh Morris ........................3 4 . 4 . Sean Baner ....................11 2 2 4 . Walter Davis ................11 3 . 3 1.0-2 Derek Battle ..................11 2 1 3 . Tim Donnelly..................11 2 . 2 . Derrick Saulsberry..........7 1 1 2 . Nihja White ..................10 2 . 2 . Team ................................11 2 . 2 . Michael Johnson............10 1 . 1 . Andrew Pierce ..............11 1 . 1 . Bobby Russo ....................11 1 . 1 . Mike Hirt ........................6 1 . 1 . Kyle Gayle ......................3 . 1 1 . John Hodgkinson ................9 1 . 1 . Derek Coleman................8 . . . . UD TOTALS....................11 422 272 694 56-187 OPPONENTS ................11 519 306 825 57-226 Returning Players in Bold

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Sacks 1.0-10 . . . . 4.5-27 . . . . 0.5-3 . 3.0-11 1.5-8 . . . 0.5-1 . . . . 3.0-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-84 20-143

PB 32 1 9 3 7 . 3 . 2 2 . . 3 1 1 . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 35

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FR 1 1 . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1 9 9

Points 98 74 28 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 284 220

FF 1 . . 1 . . . . 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 14

BLK . . . . . 1 . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4


INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS PASSING TIM DONNELLY Opponent Comp Navy ......................................7 West Chester ..........................21 Delaware State ......................13 Old Dominion ........................26 Maine ....................................24 William & Mary ......................16 Massachusetts ........................14 Rhode Island ..........................16 Towson ....................................5 Richmond ................................9 Villanova................................14

Att 9 28 14 39 45 24 29 27 12 14 22

Int 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 0 0

Pct 77.8 75.0 92.9 66.7 53.3 66.7 48.3 59.3 41.7 64.3 63.6

Yds 60 173 221 304 163 124 155 194 56 129 153

TD 0 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 0

Lg Sk-Yds. 22 0-0 28 1-16 59 2-6 36 0-0 16 3-25 29 1-9 51 3-34 36 1-7 17 2-17 34 1-8 35 2-5

TREVOR SASEK Opponent Comp Navy ......................................9 William & Mary ......................0 Massachusetts ........................10 Rhode Island ..........................7

Att 19 1 15 12

Int 0 0 0 1

Pct 47.4 0.0 66.7 58.3

Yds 82 0 89 47

TD 0 0 0 0

Lg Sk-Yds. 20 0-0 0 0-0 17 3-13 14 1-3

JUSTIN BURNS Opponent Att Delaware State........................5

Comp 5

Int 0

Pct 100.0

Yds 22

TD 0

Lg Sk-Yds. 8 0-0

ROB JONES Opponent Att Navy ......................................1

Comp 1

Int 0

Pct 100.0

Yds 1

TD 0

Lg Sk-Yds. 1 0-0

RUSHING (Carries-Yards-Touchdowns) Navy Andrew Pierce, RB............20-119-1 David Hayes, RB ................8-61-0 Walter Davis, RB ....................Trevor Sasek, QB................4-38-1 Nihja White, WR ....................Rob Jones, WR ....................1-6-0 Michael Johnson, WR ..............Leon Jackson, RB....................Tim Donnelly, QB ..............1-11-0

West Chester Delaware State 25-123-2 15-106-3 10-51-0 7-40-0 19-108-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-11-0 DNP 5-20-0 3-3-0 2-(-6)-0

Old Dominion 14-21-0 20-66-0 1-1-0 DNP 1-9-0 1-9-0

Maine 24-120-1 5-28-0 DNP 1-2-0 5-(-35)-0

William & Mary 28-143-1 8-31-0 1-7-0 2-26-0 4-10-0

UMass 23-85-0 2-5-0 4-(-12)-0 2-17-0 1-4-0 4-(-27)-0

Rhode Island 22-80-2 DNP 1-(-3)-0 5-9-0 1-(-6)-0 2-(-1)-0

Towson 34-158-3 8-32-0 DNP 1-6-0 6-6-1

Richmond 34-215-2 8-25-0 DNP 7-15-1

Villanova 40-109-1 10-54-0 DNP 1-6-0 5-19-0

West Chester Delaware State DNP 7-122-1 3-31-0 4-65-1 6-35-0 2-30-0 7-32-0 1-11-0 2-51-1 1-7-0 DNP DNP 1-(-2)-0 DNP 3-19-0 1-10-0 1-5-0 DNP DNP

Old Dominion 7-117-1 3-60-1 2-23-0 5-38-0 3-19-0 3-28-0 DNP 3-19-0 DNP DNP

Maine 7-52-0 1-4-0 2-13-0 8-34-0 4-45-1 1-11-0 1-4-0 DNP DNP

William & Mary 2-20-1 3-22-0 2-22-0 1-29-1 7-26-0 1-5-0 -

UMass 6-85-0 3-21-0 4-42-0 3-36-0 5-36-0 1-14-1 1-4-0 1-6-0 -

Rhode Island 6-90-1 5-73-1 2-28-0 2-18-0 4-15-0 DNP 2-12-0 DNP 2-5-0 -

Towson 2-29-0 1-11-0 1-7-0 1-9-0 DNP DNP DNP

Richmond 4-60-0 1-33-0 1-2-0 1-8-0 DNP 1-12-0 1-14-0 DNP DNP

Villanova 7-82-0 3-25-0 1-16-0 1-8-0 1-2-0 DNP 1-20-0 DNP DNP

West Chester Delaware State 2-23 1-3 -

Old Dominion 4-69 2-0

Maine 2-15 -

William & Mary 2-18 -

UMass 1-6 -

Rhode Island 1-1 -

Towson -

Richmond 1-2 -

Villanova 3-27 -

West Chester Delaware State 1-38 DNP 3-47 1-16 -

Old Dominion 4-117 -

Maine 5-88 1-0

William & Mary DNP -

UMass 1-11 2-46 DNP -

Rhode Island 7-141 DNP -

Towson 1-86 3-150 DNP 1-4 -

Richmond 1-23 1-23 DNP -

Villanova 1-61 3-30 DNP -

RECEIVING (Receptions-Yards-Touchdowns) Navy Nihja White, WR ................2-16-0 Rob Jones, WR ..................5-73-0 Mark Schenauer, WR ..........3-31-0 Bobby Russo, WR ................1-7-0 Andrew Pierce, RB..............4-20-0 Colin Naugle, TE ....................Ryan Cobb, TE ........................Nick Boyle, TE......................DNP David Hayes, RB ..............1-(-5)-0 Michael Johnson, WR ..............Walter Davis, WR....................Stephen Clark, WR ..............DNP Corey Olsen, TE ......................Trevor Sasek, QB ................1-1-0

PUNT RETURNS (Returns-Yards) Navy Rob Jones ..............................Marcus Burley ......................2-0

KICKOFF RETURNS (Returns-Yards) Navy Travis Hawkins ....................5-96 Michael Johnson ....................David Hayes........................1-20 Ricky Tunstall ........................Brandon Cheaton....................Bobby Russo ..........................-

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INTERCEPTIONS (Returns-Yards) Navy Ricky Tunstall ........................Travis Hawkins........................Marcus Burley ......................1-0 Jessel Curry............................Leon Jackson..........................Paul Worrilow ........................Andrew Harrison ....................Tim Breaker ..........................Michael Atunrase ....................-

West Chester Delaware State 1-(-1) 1-34 DNP 1-9 -

Old Dominion 1-18 DNP -

Maine 1-0 1-9 -

William & Mary DNP 1-14 1-3 -

UMass DNP -

Rhode Island 1-15 1-8 -

Towson DNP 1-7 1-2

Richmond 2-49 1-0 -

Villanova 2-54 -

Old Dominion 7-6 3-3 4-2 2-1 4-4 3-2 4-6 DNP 3-1 2-2 0-1 2-2 [1] 0-3 0-3 DNP 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP -

Maine 0-6 2-12 2-1 5-4 0-3 0-3 1-6 1-2 0-6 0-4 1-0 2-2 0-1 0-1 0-2 1-4 1-1 DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP 1-0 -

William & Mary 8-3 0-3 1-1 1-1 4-1 2-4 0-3 2-2 1-0 DNP 0-1 [0.5] 1-0 1-1 [0.5] 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-0 0-2 DNP 0-1 DNP DNP

UMass 4-5 2-1 10-0 4-3 3-2 1-1 1-2 0-4 3-0 DNP 1-1 2-2 2-0 [1] 1-2 1-1 1-2 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP

Rhode Island 6-2 6-1 4-0 3-1 3-0 4-1 [1] 5-1 1-1 3-0 1-0 3-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 DNP 1-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 DNP 0-1 DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP

Towson 3-1 1-5 6-2 4-2 2-1 2-3 3-2 4-0 DNP 4-2 1-1 1-0 1-1 7-1 2-0 DNP 0-1 1-0 2-2 1-0 1-0 2-0 [1] DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP

Richmond 1-5 3-2 2-3 1-0 2-1 1-1 [1.5] 3-2 2-1 4-3 4-3 0-1 DNP 1-0 [1] 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-1 [0.5] 1-0 3-0 1-0 [1] DNP DNP DNP -

Villanova 10-0 [1] 2-2 5-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 [1.5] 1-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-1 DNP 1-1 [0.5] 1-0 1-0 0-1 3-0 2-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

TOTAL TACKLES (Solo Tackles - Assisted Tackles [Sacks]) Navy Paul Worrilow ......................8-5 Andrew Harrison ..................5-4 Travis Hawkins......................2-0 Tim Breaker ........................3-2 Marcus Burley ......................2-1 Michael Atunrase ..................5-1 Patrick Callaway ..................0-1 Jessel Curry..........................6-3 Leon Jackson..........................Ricky Tunstall ......................1-0 Laith Wallschleger ................DNP Brandon Cheaton..................5-1 Quincy Barr..........................2-1 Demetrius Hester..................3-0 Jake Giusti ..........................DNP Ethan Clark ..........................2-1 Matt Hardison ......................2-1 Irv Titre................................0-1 Chris Campbell ....................DNP Laquan James ........................Corey Olsen............................Eddie Lugo ............................Jamaul Christopher ..............0-1 Sean Baner ............................Josh Morris ..........................1-0 Walter Davis ..........................Derek Battle ..........................Tim Donnelly ........................1-0 Derrick Saulsberry ................1-0 Nihja White ............................Kyle Gayle............................0-1 Bobby Russo ..........................Michael Johnson ....................John Hodgkinson....................Andrew Pierce ........................Mike Hirt................................-

West Chester Delaware State 4-4 4-5 6-4 2-2 4-0 1-2 2-3 1-1 4-0 3-2 5-0 0-1 [0.5] 2-0 1-0 DNP 4-0 2-1 2-0 0-2 0-1 1-0 2-2 3-0 1-0 0-2 [0.5] 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 3-1 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 [1] 1-0 2-0 1-0 DNP DNP 1-0 -

FIELD GOALS (Numbers in parenthesis indicates made field goals) Baner Navy ..........................................................(25) West Chester..............................................50, 44 Delaware State............................................(47) Old Dominion ..........................48, (40), (39), 25, (20), (43) Maine ......................................................(46), 49 William & Mary..............................................Massachusetts..............................................(27) Rhode Island ..........................................(47), (22) Towson ........................................................38 Richmond....................................................(30) Villanova........................................(26), (34), (40), (29)

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BY

GAME

GAME TEAM STATISTICS 1ST DOWNS

RUSH-YDS.

PASS YDS.

PASSES

TOTAL YDS.

PUNT-AVG.

FUMB-LST

PEN.-YDS

POSS.

3RD D CONV.

#5 Delaware (17) Navy (40)

L

22 22

37-220 59-391

143 46

17-29-1 4-7-1

363 437

4-36.5 1-47.0

2-1 0-0

5-45 0-0

27:35 32:25

7-14 7-13

#8 Delaware (28) West Chester (17)

W

20 21

41-142 27-60

173 300

21-29-0 24-44-2

315 360

5-44.8 4-45.5

0-0 1-1

7-73 2-13

32:35 27:25

5-14 3-13

#7 Delaware (45) Delaware State (0)

W

24 4

53-269 15-(-3)

243 115

18-19-0 17-25-1

512 112

3-33.3 8-41.0

2-0 2-2

8-65 5-44

38:50 21:10

7-12 0-10

#7 Delaware (27) Old Dominion (17)

W

19 17

38-80 31-126

304 207

26-39-0 23-46-1

384 333

5-43.6 7-48.6

3-2 3-1

3-25 8-66

32:55 27:05

5-17 4-17

#6 Delaware (17) Maine (31)

L

22 18

35-115 31-213

163 264

24-45-1 18-27-2

278 477

4-32.5 6-32.3

2-0 0-0

4-25 7-65

31:27 28:33

9-17 1-9

#13 Delaware (21) #9 William & Mary (0)

W

19 11

45-214 21-71

124 139

16-25-1 16-35-2

338 210

4-48.0 7-38.3

1-1 0-0

5-50 4-45

34:35 25:25

9-16 1-13

#9 Delaware (10) Massachusetts (21)

L

21 15

37-71 30-100

315 245

24-45-2 20-39-0

315 345

7-33.1 9-36.9

2-1 0-0

8-66 8-77

30:31 29:29

8-20 6-17

#16 Delaware (34) Rhode Island (38)

L

19 21

31-79 36-206

241 278

23-39-3 18-33-2

320 484

6-44.3 4-23.7

1-1 3-2

6-50 4-47

29:45 30:15

6-16 5-14

#21 Delaware (35) #13 Towson (30)

W

18 24

50-201 46-229

56 159

5-12-1 15-31-2

257 388

2-39.0 3-28.0

1-1 3-1

5-29 6-59

29:27 30:33

6-14 6-14

#15 Delaware (24) Richmond (10)

W

19 19

51-249 21-34

129 274

9-14-0 24-44-3

378 308

3-36.0 3-40.7

3-1 1-1

4-33 4-30

31:50 28:10

4-11 5-14

#15 Delaware (26) Villanova (16)

W

21 14

59-181 28-199

153 139

14-22-0 14-24-2

334 338

4-37.8 4-49.0

1-1 1-1

3-35 6-46

39:15 20:45

10-21 5-11

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BY

GAME TEAM STARTERS

OFFENSE QB Navy ..............................................Sasek West Chester..............................Donnelly Delaware State ..........................Donnelly Old Dominion ..............................Donnelly Maine ..........................................Donnelly William & Mary..........................Donnelly Massachusetts............................Donnelly Rhode Island ................................Sasek Towson ........................................Donnelly Richmond ....................................Donnelly Villanova ....................................Donnelly

RB Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce

WR White Jackson Russo White White White White White White White White

WR Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer Schenauer

WR Russo Cobb (TE) Cobb (TE) Cobb (TE) Boyle (TE) Russo Russo Russo C. Campbell (TE) C. Campbell (TE) Russo

TE Naugle Naugle Naugle Naugle Naugle Naugle Jones (WR) Boyle Boyle Boyle Boyle

LT Allard Allard Allard Allard Allard Allard Allard Allard Allard Allard Allard

LG Gradkowski Gradkowski McDowell McDowell McDowell Gradkowski Gradkowski Gradkowski Gradkowski Gradkowski Gradkowski

C McDowell McDowell Gradkowski Gradkowski Gradkowski McDowell McDowell McDowell McDowell McDowell McDowell

RG Nagle Nagle Nagle Nagle Nagle Nagle Nagle Nagle Nagle Nagle Gushue

RT Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath Heath

DEFENSE LE Navy ............................................E. Clark West Chester ..............................E. Clark Delaware State ..........................E. Clark Old Dominion ..............................E. Clark Maine............................................E. Clark William & Mary ............................Barr Massachusetts ............................E. Clark Rhode Island................................E. Clark Towson ........................................E. Clark Richmond......................................E. Clark Villanova......................................E. Clark

LT Hester Titre Titre Hester Titre Titre Titre Titre Titre Titre Titre

RT Barr Hardison Hardison Hardison Hardison Wallschleger Hardison Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger Wallschleger

RE Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase Atunrase

LLB Curry Curry Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow Worrilow

MLB Worrilow Worrilow Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway Callaway

RLB A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison A. Harrison

LCB Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley Burley

FS Cheaton Cheaton Tunstall Tunstall Tunstall Lugo (LB) Giusti Giusti Giusti Tunstall Tunstall

SS Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker Breaker

RCB Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins Hawkins

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2011 DELAWARE INDIVIDUAL & TEAM SEASON HIGHS INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

TEAM SEASON GAME HIGHS

RUSHING Carries Yards Touchdowns Long Run

40 215 3 44

Andrew Pierce at Villanova

First Downs

24

vs. Delaware State

First Downs Allowed

24

at Towson

Andrew Pierce vs. Richmond Andrew Pierce vs. Delaware State, at Towson

Points Scored

45

vs. Delaware State

Andrew Pierce vs. West Chester

Points Allowed

40

at Navy

PASSING

Points Scored, Quarter

22

at Towson (2nd)

Point Allowed, Quarter

21

vs. Massachusetts (1st)

Completions

26

Tim Donnelly vs. Old Dominion

Points Scored, Half

35

vs. Delaware State (1st)

Attempts

45

Tim Donnelly at Maine

Points Allowed, Half

24

at Maine (2nd)

Yards

304

Tim Donnelly vs. Old Dominion

Touchdowns

2

Tim Donnelly, four times

Rushing Attempts

Interceptions

1

four times

Rushing Yards

Tim Donnelly vs. Delaware State

Rushing Touchdowns

Long Pass

59

Rushing Yards Allowed

59 269 4 391

at Villanova vs. Delaware State at Towson at Navy

RECEIVING Receptions Yards Touchdowns

8 122 1

Andrew Pierce at Maine

Pass Completions

26

vs. Old Dominion

Nihja White vs. Delaware State

Completions Allowed

24

vs. West Chester, Richmond

11 times

KICKING

Pass Attempts

45

at Maine, vs. Massachusetts

Pass Attempts Allowed

46

vs. Old Dominion

Extra Points

6

Sean Baner vs. Delaware State

Field Goals

4

Sean Baner vs. Old Dominion, at Villanova

Passing Yards

304

vs. Old Dominion

Sean Baner vs. Delaware State, at Rhode Island

Passing Yards Allowed

300

vs. West Chester

Total Offense

512

vs. Delaware State

Rauley Zaragoza vs. Massachusetts, at Rhode Island

Total Offense Allowed

484

at Rhode Island

Longest Field Goal

47

PUNTING Punts

6

Punt Average

44.8

Longest Punt

60

Rauley Zaragoza vs. West Chester Rauley Zaragoza vs. Old Dominion

Punts Punting Average

7 48.0

vs. Massachusetts vs. William & Mary

RETURNS Most Punt Returns

4

Rob Jones vs. Old Dominion

Interceptions

3

Most Punt Return Yards

69

Rob Jones vs. Old Dominion

Interceptions By

4

Longest Punt Return

31

Rob Jones vs. Old Dominion

Quarterback Sacks

4.0

vs. Richmond

Sacks By

6.0

vs. Massachusetts

Most Kickoff Returns

7

Michael Johnson at Rhode Island

141

Michael Johnson at Rhode Island

Time of Possession

Travis Hawkins at Towson (TD)

Penalty Yards

73

vs. West Chester

Third Down Conversions

10

at Villanova

Most Kickoff Return Yards Longest Kickoff Return Most Interceptions

86 2

39:15

vs. Richmond at Maine

at Villanova

Ricky Tunstall vs. Richmond, at Villanova

Most Int. Return Yards

54

Ricky Tunstall at Villanova

Fumbles Lost

2

vs. Old Dominion

Longest Int. Return

54

Ricky Tunstall at Villanova (TD)

Fumbles Recovered

2

vs. Delaware State, Rhode Island

DEFENSE Most Tackles

14

Andrew Harrison at Maine

Most Solo Tackles

10

Paul Worrilow at Villanova

10

Travis Hawkins vs. Massachusetts

Most Assisted Tackles

12

Andrew Harrison at Maine

Most Sacks

1.5

Michael Atunrase vs. Richmond, at Villanova

Most Tackles for Loss

3.0

Paul Worrilow at Villanova

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GINO GRADKOWSKI - OL • National Football League Draft Pick (4th Round, Baltimore) • 1st team The Sports Network All-American • 1st team American Football Association All-American • 2nd team Associated Press All-American • 2nd team Phil Steele College Football All-American • 1st team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (William & Mary) • UD Alumni Association Team Most Valuable Player Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior on Offense Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Offensive Lineman Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Captain’s Award SHEA ALLARD - OL • 3rd team College Sports Madness All-American • 1st team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (Towson) • NFL Free Agent Signee (Green Bay)

JAKE GIUSTI - DB • Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week (Delaware State) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week (Delaware State) TIM DONNELLY - QB • Nate Beasley Game MVP Award (Delaware State) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (Delaware State, Old Dominion) • National 5&10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Sept. 18) • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week (Old Dominion) COREY OLSEN - TE • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (Old Dominion) • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference BRANDON CHEATON - FS • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (Maine)

SEAN BANER - K • 1st team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week (Villanova) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (Villanova) ANDREW PIERCE - RB • 2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Walter Payton Award Pre-Season Watch List • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (West Chester/Towson • National 5&10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (10/31) • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week (Towson, Richmond) • Touchdown Club of South Jersey FCS College Player of the Year

RAULEY ZARAGOZA - P • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (William & Mary, Rhode Island) CHRIS CAMPBELL - LB • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • FCS NACDA Academic All-Star Team nominee • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Newark Elks Club Scholar-Athlete Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Special Teams Player Award MICHAEL JOHNSON - WR • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (Towson) LAITH WALLSCHLEGER - DL • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week (Towson) • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference

ROB MCDOWELL - OL • 2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • National Football Foundation Post-Graduate Scholarship Semifinalist • 1st team Capital One/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic Team • FCS NACDA Academic All-Star Team Nominee • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (Richmond) • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference

RICKY TUNSTALL - DB • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week (Richmond) • Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week (Villanova) • Beyond Sports College Network Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Villanova)

MICHAEL ATUNRASE - DL • 2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week (William & Mary, Villanova) • FCS Scout Bowl All-Star Game Participant • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior on Defense Award PAUL WORRILOW - LB • 2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week (Old Dominion, William & Mary) • Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week (William & Mary) NIHJA WHITE - WR • 2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (Old Dominion) TRAVIS HAWKINS - CB • 2nd team All-Colonial Athletic Association • Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week (Towson) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (Towson) MARCUS BURLEY - CB • 3rd team All-Colonial Athletic Association

ANDREW HARRISON - LB • FCS Scout Bowl All-Star Game Participant • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Captain’s Award MATT HARDISON - DL • FCS Scout Bowl All-Star Game Participant MARK SCHENAUER - WR • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Baker-Taylor Leadership Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Captain’s Award • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Unsung Hero Award • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference COLIN NAUGLE - TE • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Winne Mayer Outstanding Senior at End Award • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference PATRICK CALLAWAY - LB • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference DEREK COLEMAN - DB • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference

ETHAN CLARK - DL • 1st team Capital One/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic Team • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Newark Elks Club Scholar-Athlete Award • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference

CHARLES GUSHUE - OL • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference MIKE MILBURN - WR • Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference

WILL NAGLE - OL • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week (Navy) LEON JACKSON - LB • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week (Navy, West Chester, DSU, Richmond)

CHAD DAVIS - OL • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Newark Elks Club Scholar-Athlete Award

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petition by the Presbytery of Lewes, Delaware, expressing the need for educated clergy led distinguished Colonial scholar, Rev. Dr. Francis Alison, to open a small school in New London, PA, in 1743. By 1765, the school had been moved to Newark, where in 1769 it received a charter as the Academy of Newark from Thomas and Richard Penn. New Ark College opened as a degree-granting institution in 1834 and the Academy was merged with it. The institution was renamed Delaware College in 1843 and then closed in 1859 because of financial problems. Funds provided by the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862 led to its reopening in 1870. The Women's College was opened in 1914. In 1921, the two colleges – Delaware College and the Women's College – merged and became the University of Delaware. In the fall of 2011, there were 21,489 students enrolled, including 17,092 undergraduates; 3,617 graduate students; and 780 enrolled in the Division of Continuing Education. The University offers degrees in 147 bachelor’s programs, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs and 15 dual graduate programs. In 2010-11, the University awarded 252 associate’s degrees, 3,621 bachelor’s degrees, 813 master’s degrees, and 252 doctoral degrees. Honors degrees also are available in many departments. The distinguished faculty includes internationally known scientists, authors and teachers, over 80 percent holding the terminal degree. Wide-ranging research projects, both basic and applied, are conducted in the University's seven Colleges. Results of University research efforts have helped to enhance the quality of life in Delaware and the region. About two-thirds of the funding for sponsored research and public service programs comes from federal government grants and contracts and federal appropriations; the balance from state and industrial contracts, foundation grants and other sources. The University provides an excellent athletic program, with 21 varsity sports, 8 for men and 13 for women. The University competes on the NCAA Division I level (Football Championship Subdivision

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for football) through the Colonial Athletic Association, the ECAC, IC4A, and the NCAA. The University begins its 12th season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association this fall, competing in football, field hockey, volleyball, men’s’ and women’s soccer, women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball, and women’s outdoor track and field. While members of America East in 1991-2001, Delaware captured the Stuart Haskell Commissioner’s Cup, signifying overall excellence based on final league standing in all sports, all 10 years that it competed as a full-time member. In addition, an extensive intramural, club sport, and recreational program is available to all University students.

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Captain Caldwell's company was part of Col. John Haslet's first Delaware regiment that formed near the outset of the Revolution in January, 1776, and in August, 1781, remnants of the regiment were still battling at Eutaw Springs, SC. Although often referred to as "The Fighting Delawares," Haslet's regiment also won the sobriquet, "The Blue Hen Chickens," which has become the nickname for all Delawareans. The name was formally adopted by the Delaware General Assembly in April, 1939 when the "Blue Hen Chicken" was named the official state bird. The University of Delaware’s College of Agricultural Sciences maintains a breeding group of the Blue Hen Chicken on its campus farm in

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niversity of Delaware's athletic teams is proud to have one of the most unique nicknames in all of college athletics – "The Fightin' Blue Hens." It is a name they carry with pride that stretches back over 200 years of history of the state of Delaware. The Blue Hen nickname has been continuously used by all University of Delaware intercollegiate teams since 1911. On December 9, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that a military battalion was to be raised from the lower three counties along the Delaware River. Thus was born the Delaware Regiment, a group of eight companies representing New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. The second company was composed of men from Kent County and was under the command of Captain John Caldwell, an avid fan and owner of gamecocks. The militia often amused themselves by staging cock fights with these birds which were of a breed known as the Kent County Blue Hen, having some blue plumage. The renown of these chickens spread rapidly during that time when cock fighting was a popular form of amusement, and the "Blue Hens' Chickens" quickly developed a reputation for ferocity and fighting success. Captain Caldwell's company likewise acquired a considerable reputation for its own fighting prowess in engagements with the British at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton, and was soon known as "the Blue Hen Chicken" company. One version of the story states that Caldwell's company rushed into battle screaming "We're sons of the Blue Hen and we're game to the end!"

Newark. The UD mascot, YoUDee, made his debut in September 1993. YoUDee stands 6-foot, 8-inches tall with a 6-1 wing-span and size 28FF sneakers. Another mascot, the pint-sized Baby YoUDee, was introduced during the 1999-2000 athletic season. YoUDee is a familiar figure at most University of Delaware athletics events and makes numerous appearances on campus and throughout the community each year.

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PRESIDENT Dr. Patrick T. Harker In July 2007, Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D., became the 26th president of the University of Delaware. He was concurrently appointed a professor of business administration in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, and a professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering. In spring 2008, Harker unveiled a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure the University’s place among the nation’s top universities. Priorities in the plan include energy and environmental leadership; prolific and intensive research; and significant international engagement and collaboration. Since then, Harker has established a number of centers to support these goals, among them the Delaware Environmental Institute, the UD Energy Institute, the Institute for Global Studies and the Center for Political Communication. He established the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships to stimulate invention and entrepreneurship and translate UD research into economy-driving technologies, and partnered with the region’s leading health care providers in the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance to strengthen health care education, research and delivery. Under Harker’s leadership, UD is developing the 272-acre Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus, which will draw on University- and partnership-based research. Harker came to UD from Penn’s Wharton School, where he had served as the dean and the Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise since 2000. He held a secondary appointment in the Department of Management and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and was a senior fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Harker’s ascendance to dean was preceded by roles as interim and deputy dean, and chair of the Operations and Information Management Department. Dr. Harker is a member of the board of directors of Pepco Holdings, Inc. as well as Huntsman Corporation, and a founding member of the board of advisors for Decision Lens, Inc. Dr. Harker's community and nonprofit leadership includes service as a Class B director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and as a member of the boards of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Christiana Care Health Systems, First State Innovation, Catholic Relief Services and Easter Seals of Delaware. He is a member of the Regional Leadership Initiative Steering Committee at the Council on Competitiveness, and a trustee of Howard University. In 1981, Harker received his bachelor of science in engineering and master of science in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1983, he earned a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in civil and urban engineering, again from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to the former Emily Saaty, and they have three

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS & RECREATION SERVICES Samantha K. Huge Samantha K. Huge was named Interim Director of Athletics & Recreation Services at the University of Delaware on July 27, 2012. Now in her fourth year at UD, she was promoted to the post when Director of Athletics Bernard M. Muir was named Director of Athletics at Stanford University following three years at the helm of Delaware (see related story). She began her career at Delaware in 2009 as Senior Associate Director of Athletics and was promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services in September, 2011. As Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services, Huge serves as a member of the senior management team and oversees the day-to-day business and administrative operations of the Division, including fiscal management, external operations, student-athlete support services and NCAA compliance. She is responsible for the coordination of strategic and operational planning and is the Division's liaison to various campus offices including the Office of the General Counsel, Labor Relations, and Human Resources. Huge (pronounced "hugh-gee"/hard g) also serves as the primary sport administrator for women's lacrosse and volleyball and the secondary administrator for men's basketball. Huge graduated in 1992 from Gordon College, where she played varsity basketball for four years. She went on to earn her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in North Carolina in 1997. Prior to her appointment at the University of Delaware, Huge was the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Georgetown University for three years where she directed all activities of the Athletics Compliance Office. In addition to her compliance duties, Huge was the primary sport administrator for several sports, oversaw the Office of Equipment & Transportation and served as the athletic department's liaison to the academic side of campus and sat on several institutional committees. Huge is also a former member of the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance and of the NCAA Amateurism Clearinghouse Advisory Group. Before arriving at Georgetown, Huge was the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance for four years at Wake Forest University. While at Wake Forest, Huge directed and coordinated the institution's athletics compliance efforts in addition to serving on various campus committees, including as chair of the Gender Equity Committee. Prior to her time at Wake Forest, Huge worked in the athletics compliance offices of the Southern Conference, the University of Illinois, and Michigan State University.

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NCAA FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, a board certified sports physical therapist and certified athletic trainer who is an international leader in the field of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation research, was selected as the University of Delaware's new Faculty Athletics Representative by President Patrick T. Harker in August, 2011. She replaced Dr. John Burmeister, who retired from the position after serving in the role since 1981. Burmeister, one of the University’s most distinguished faculty members, is associate chairperson and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UD. In her role as FAR, Snyder-Mackler serves as an official voting delegate for the University of Delaware on NCAA matters. Snyder-Mackler's appointment came in conjunction with the formation of the Faculty Board on Athletics, which is comprised of faculty from across the University. The task of the group, which replaces the previous Athletics Governing Board, is to serve as a review and advisory board that reports to the President of the University and focuses on athletics at UD. A former member of the UD Athletics Governing Board, SnyderMackler has served at the University of Delaware since 1989, including the last six as Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and received the 2009 Francis Alison Faculty Award, the University’s highest faculty honor. Snyder-Mackler is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist who maintains an active Sports Physical Therapy practice at the University of Delaware and serves as a rehabilitation consultant to collegiate, amateur and professional teams. She served as Head Athletic Trainer for the beach volleyball venue at the 1996 (Centennial) Olympic Games in Atlanta. She concentrates her clinical practice and research in the areas of knee and shoulder rehabilitation, and electrical stimulation of muscle and has authored many research publications in the areas of knee rehabilitation and regularly speaks to national and international audiences on these topics. She was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2003, the Association’s highest honor, and was recently named an inaugural of the Scientific Board(SB) of the World village of Women Sport,which will be based in Malmo Sweden. She currently is an investigator on more than $6 million in research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and several foundations. Snyder-Mackler earned her undergraduate degree in quantitative studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1978 where she played on the first women’s lacrosse teams in university history, received both a post graduate certificate in physical therapy (1980) and a master’s degree in organizational behavior (1984) from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a doctorate in applied anatomy and physiology from Boston University in 1990.


UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS OF ATHLETICS

Brian Baptiste Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance

Stacey Bunting-Thompson Associate Director of Athletics, External Relations

Scott Eatough Associate Director of Athletics, Business Affairs

Sue Groff Associate Director of Athletics, Senior Womens’ Administrator

Augie Maurelli Associate Director of Athletics, Student-Athlete Performance

Jake Olkkola Associate Director of Athletics, Recreation Services

Tim Anger Athletics Business Manager

Patrick Aylward Men’s Golf Assistant Coach

Mel Bacon Baseball Assistant Coach

Henry Baker Football Assistant Coach

Dr. David Barlow Football Game Films

Trent Bartling Director of Athletic Ticket Operations

David Baylor Football/Men’s Basketball Personal Development

Laree Beans Field Hockey Assistant Coach

Jon Boone Assistant Athletic Trainer

Nigel Brown Academic Counselor, SSA

Courtney Butterworth Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kristen Carr Women’s Lacosse Assistant Coach

Greg Carroll Men’s Lacrosse Associate Head Coach

Dave Cartularo Football Game Films

Kirk Ciarrocca Football Assistant Coach

Tom Coder Athletics Admissions Officer

Lauren Cognigni Softball Assistant Coach

James Coleman Assistant Director, Student Services for Athletes

Rory Coleman Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach

Joan Couch Associate Head Athletic Trainer

Rob Cross Men’s Lacrose Assistant Coach

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Nicole DaliessioZehnder UD Dance Team Coach

Corrine Drost Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Keith Duncan Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach

Doug English Volleyball Assistant Coach

Allie Fedorowicz Women’s Basketball Director of Operations

Rachel Fineberg Assistant Director, Student Services for Athletes

Jim Fischer Women’s Cross Country Head Coach

Barbara Fleming Season Ticket Manager

Kristy Fletcher Director of Athletics Marketing

Brian Ginn Football Assistant Coach

Alicia Greco Assistant Director of Athletics, Operations

Cindy Gregory Volleyball Associate Head Coach

Jason Griffith Men’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Scott Grzenda Women’s Soccer Head Coach

Dr. Geoffrey Gustavsen Assistant Sports Medicine Physician

Dan Hammer Baseball Associate Head Coach

Matt Haney Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach

John Hayman Swimming & Diving Head Coach

Siddiq Haynes Marketing & Community Outreach Intern

Ian Hennessy Men’s Soccer Head Coach

Brian Hess Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Brad Hilovsky Football Defensive Quality Control Coach

Kyle Hobbs Strength & Conditioning Assistant Coach

Jim Hofher Football Offensive Coordinator

Kristin Hopson Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Jinny Jang Rowing Assistant Coach

Vest Johnson Assistant Director of Operations, BCC

Sam Jones Manager, Facilities & Grounds

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K.C. Keeler Football Head Coach

Bonnie Kenny Volleyball Head Coach

Mike Keogh Men’s Golf Head Coach

Lucas Kraut General Manager, Blue Hen IMG Sports Network

Frank Law Football Assistant Coach

Kevin Linton Delaware Stadium Public Address Announcer

Kateri Linville Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach

Tom Lochner Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Karen Lofthouse Events Coordinator, Bob Carpenter Center

Tiara Malcom Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Andy Marino Football Assistant Coach

Phil Martelli, Jr. Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Tina Martin Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Vince Maximo Men’s & Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Linda McCormick Media Relations/Basketball Senior Secretary

Wendy McFarlane Women’s Track & Field Head Coach

Keith Moodie Delaware Field House Equipment Manager

Tim Morrissey Director, Student Services for Athletes

Jude Moser Football Administrative Assistant

Jennifer O’Brien SSA Office Coordinator

Jerry Oravitz Director of Football Operations

Denita Patrick BCC Box Office Coordinator

Gregg Perry Football Assistant Coach

Phil Petitte Football Assistant Coach

Patty Post Women’s Golf Head Coach

Larry Pratt Track & Field Assistant Coach

Shane Racine Men’s & Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Jeanine Radice Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach

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Saul Rafel-Frankel Men’s Basketball Director of Operations

Jeff Rafferty Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Nick Rapone Football Defensive Coordinator

Ellen Reed Donor Relations & Special Events Manager

Dr. Andrew Reisman Assistant AD/Sports Medicine Physician

Kevin Rose Bob Carpenter Center Equipment Manager

Gilah Rosenberg Academic Counselor, SSA

Monté Ross Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Heidi Sarver Director, UD Marching Band

Jon Scheer Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach

Ben Schreiber Cheerleading Coach/ Spirit Coordinator

Scott Selheimer Assistant AD/Media Relations Director

Marie Severns Records Analyst Coordinator

Jim Sherman Baseball Head Coach

Brad Sherrod Football Assistant Coach

Bob Shillinglaw Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach

Domenic Sicilia Director, Bob Carpenter Center

Lisa Sinclair Sports Medicine Nurse

Jimmy Smith Director of Multimedia

John Smith Head Athletic Trainer

Jessica Spangler Academic Coordinator, Student Services

Brian Sprinkle Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach

Victoria Stefansen Women’s Golf Assistant Coach

Fritz Stueber Football Offensive Quality Control Coach

Laura Travis Men’s & Women’s Head Coach

Phil Tribble Associate Director for Major Gifts

Kevin Tritt Assistant Media Relations Director

Tenaya Tucker Softball Assistant Coach

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Mark Urick Associate Director for Annual Giving

Rolf van de Kerkhof Field Hockey Head Coach

Chris Watson Track & Field Assistant Coach

Diana Woodring Administrative Assistant, Athletics Development

Karen Zoda Account Executive, Blue Hen IMG Sports Network

Kevin Zuchorski Athletic Operations Assistant

Dan Watson Assistant Athletic Trainer

George Watson Maintenance/Technical Coordinator, BCC

Nancy Wick Administrative Assistant to Athletic Director

Jaime Wohlbach Softball Head Coach

NOT PICTURED Melissa Boldt - Strength & Conditioning Assistant David Chandlee - Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach Chris Cheeks - Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Dana Griskowitz - Volleyball Graduate Assistant Lauren Harris - Student-Athlete Eligibility/Financial Aid Coordinator Brendan Heron - Men’s & Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach Packer Larson - Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant Sandy McFoy - Insurance Coordinator Kelly-Ayn McKay - Diving Coach Christine Motta - Assistant Director SSA, Career Services Danny Neeson - Graduate Assistant, Operations Adam Nichols - Media Relations/Multimedia Assistant Nick Vasiliou - Marketing & Promotions Assistant Trevor Williams - Strength & Conditioning Assistant Mary Zagar - Sports Medicine Nurse

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DELAWARE FOOTBALL HISTORY


ick up a copy of The Morning News for two cents on Saturday, October 26,1889 and one would notice, right near ads for Leu's Corn Meal and Hamburger's Shoe House, a small headline reading: “Foot Ball Today.” At the Front and Union Street grounds that afternoon the Delaware Field Club of Wilmington would take on the boys from Delaware College. Two days later, tucked into the same acres of tiny print was the result. That first flock of Blue Hens had gotten off to a hellacious start, dropping a 74-0 decision. Yet, the newspaper report was complimentary of Delaware's gridiron premier. “All things considered,” it read, “they made a good showing and their team is composed of some very good material.” Now, 120 years and 117 seasons later, Delaware football teams have a tradition of making a “good showing.” Most of those successes have occurred during the past 70 years under College Football Hall of Fame coaches Bill Murray, Dave Nelson, and Tubby Raymond, and most recently K.C. Keeler. Now, after Raymond’s retirement from the coaching ranks following the 2001 season, fourth-year head coach K.C. Keeler, himself a product of the tradition as a starting linebacker for the Blue Hens’ 1979 national championship team, has kept the proud tradition alive and has already found his place among the all-time UD coaching greats. It took the energetic Keeler just two seasons to accomplish what was one of the major highlights in the careers of each of his three predecessors - winning a national championship. The 2003 Blue Hens brought success on the football field to a new level, losing just one game throughout the regular season and turning it up a notch in the playoffs, dominating post-season opponents Southern Ilinois, Northern Iowa, Wofford, and Colgate on the way to capturing the sixth national title in school history and the first at the NCAA I-AA level. A 633-407-44 all-time record, six national championships, 18 Lambert Cups, 31 post-season appearances, eight Yankee Conference and Atlantic 10 Football Conference championships, and a host of All-Americans, professional football players, and scholar-athletes, have been the foundations of a program that prides itself on a winning tradition, one unparalleled in middlesized college football. The 607 victories rank eighth all-time among all I-AA programs for wins. But as Delaware's initial and subsequent seasons demonstrated, that winning tradition was a long time building. Delaware's second game was also its first win, a 30-0 whitewash of the Warren Club of Wilmington. A 0-0 draw with the Conference Club of Dover closed out that first campaign, one of only nine non-losing seasons in Delaware's first 25 years. A new home greeted the 1913 squad. Presented by Eben B. and Stanley Frazer in memory of Delaware alumnus Joseph Heckert Frazer, Frazer Field was the varsity facility until 1946. Situated behind Carpenter Sports Building, the area is now used for intramurals. From 1947-1951, Wilmington Ball Park was home until Delaware Stadium opened in 1952. Delaware's second quarter-century was a bit more successful, the Hens compiling a 87-109-14 slate. And then, in 1940, began the metamorphosis. From Children's Home, an orphanage in Winston-Salem, NC, came William D. Murray, a Duke graduate who had coached the home team for nine years, losing only eight and logging 36

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Few schools in any sport at any level can claim having just four head coaches since World War II. Delaware football has thrived under the leadership of College Hall of Fame members Bill Murray (left), Dave Nelson (center), Tubby Raymond (right). Raymond, who was inducted into the hall last summer, completed his brilliant 36-year career as head coach of the Blue Hens in 2001, completing his tenure with a record of 300-119-3 and three national titles. He became just the ninth coach in college football history to reach 300 wins when the Blue Hens posted a 10-6 victory over Richmond Nov. 10, 2001 at Delaware Stadium. Raymond was also honored twice during the 2002 season, having the playing surface at Delaware Stadium renamed Tubby Raymond Field in the season opener and being inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame.

straight wins. Murray's 1940 Delaware team lost its first three games by a combined 38-0. But after dropping the third contest of that season to Ursinus 25-0, a Murray team did not lose again until Maryland turned the trick 43-19 in the second game of the 1947 season. A 7-0-1 mark in 1941, 8-0 in 1942, and 10-0 small college national championship team in 1946 (there were no formal teams during World War II) led to an unbeaten streak that reached a still standing record 26 games. Murray returned to coach Duke in 1950 after a 49-16-2 Delaware log. He retired as Executive Director of The American Football Coaches Association 1982 and in 1974 was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. A young man then arrived from the University of Maine attempting to fill Murray's big shoes. And by inventing his own now-famous Wing-T offense, Dave Nelson did just that. In 15 years as head coach, Nelson had only two losing years compiling an 84-42 overall record. In 1953 and 1954 under the direction of All-American quarterback Don Miller, Delaware was 15-3 and won the 1954 Refrigerator Bowl over Kent State 19-7. The Hens won their first Lambert Cup and Middle Atlantic Conference title in 1959 and repeated that double in 1962 and 1963. The 8-0 1963 team was named the nation's best small college team by United Press International. Like Murray, Nelson, who passed away in 1992 after serving as commissioner of the Yankee Conference, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, in 1987. Nelson turned the coaching reins over to Harold “Tubby” Raymond, his assistant for 12 years, in 1966 so he could devote more time to his duties as Athletic Director. Raymond continued the winning tradition established by his predecessors and built Hall of Fame numbers himself. Raymond compiled a 300-119-3 record in 36 years, a mark

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that placed him 10th on the all-time college coaching win list along with such famous names as Eddie Robinson, Bear Bryant, and Joe Paterno. Raymond picked up his 300th career victory, becoming just the ninth coach in college football history to reach the mark and only the fourth to earn all the wins at one school, when his Blue Hens defeated Richmond 10-6 in his final game at Delaware Stadium Nov. 10, 2001. Raymond gave Delaware's program a national reputation for excellence. Only four of his teams had losing seasons, and only 13 won less than eight games. His teams were wire service national champions in 1971 and 1972, the latter an undefeated 10-0 unit, four Boardwalk Bowl wins in four tries, 14 Lambert Cups, three Middle Atlantic Conference titles, six Yankee Conference/Atlantic 10 titles, and 16 NCAA playoff appearances. His 1979 group finished the season as national champions by downing Youngstown State 38-21. A 13-1 record made them the nation's winningest team – on any level. All those accomplishments also earned Raymond his special place in the College Football of Fame. Many of Raymond's players attracted the interest of NFL scouts, including 2001 senior spread end Jamin Elliott who was drafted in the sixth round by the Chicago Bears in the April 2002 draft. Keeler has continued that tradition, leading the Hens to a 5634 record over his seven seasons at the helm. He too has had the chance to coach some outstanding players, including four AllAmericans in 2003 in quarterback Andy Hall, defensive end Shawn Johnson, offensive guard Jason Nerys, and running back Germaine Bennett. In 2004 Keeler coached All-Americans Sidney Haugabrook, Chris Mooney, and Tom Parks. Haugabrook earned a free agent tryout with the Tennessee Titans, while Mooney earned a tryout with the New York Giants and Mondoe Davis earned a tryout with the New York Jets.

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Hall (Philadelphia) and Johnson (Oakland) were both selected in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL Draft while Nerys (New York Jets) and safety Mike Adams (San Francisco) earned free agent tryouts. Adams, now in his seventh season in the NFL, currently is a member of the Cleveland Browns. Delaware players having the most success in the pro ranks have been Conway Hayman (former Houston Oilers offensive lineman), Dennis Johnson (former linebacker with the Washington Redskins), Ivory Sully (former Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneer safety), and quarterbacks Jeff Komlo (former seven-year NFL veteran), Scott Brunner (former four-year part-time starter for the New York Giants), and All-Pro Rich Gannon, a fourth round draft pick who played 16 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders. Gannon was one of the nation’s most recognized athletes, having been named the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player following the 2002 season in which he led the Raiders to the AFC title and a berth in the Super Bowl. Gannon also led Oakland to the 2000 AFC title game was named MVP of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii twice. Most recently, Joe Flacco was a first round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 NFL Draft, and has led the Ravens to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons. Along with the successes on the field, success in the classroom has been a hallmark of University of Delaware football. Close to 90 percent of Delaware's football letterwinners have gotten their degrees. A special tradition – of degrees and victories, of academics and athletics – that is the story of Blue Hen football. The following pages provide a time-line view of Delaware football's first 114 seasons. The events and quotes used are excerpts from two books by Elbert Chance, “100 Years of Delaware Football”, published in 1989, and “100 Plus: The Story of Delaware Football’, which was published in the fall of 2002. 1883 — "Our students have already received challenges to play football and baseball. Let some of our energetic fellows stir the students up to action, organize a football team and a baseball nine. We have the material here, if we can only get it into proper shape. The Review will be happy to record any and every victory our students may gain." — 1883 Review article.

1931 — The 1931 team was undoubtedly the best Delaware had fielded to that time. It defeated Susquehanna, Richmond, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Military College and Haverford, tied St. Joseph's and Rutgers, and lost only to Navy 12-7. It surrendered only 25 points during the season and was named co-champion, with Drexel, of the Class "B" Eastern Championship, the 1930's equivalent of today's Lambert Cup. 1940 — The Board of Trustees disclosed on June 1 that William D. Murray, former All-Southern halfback at Duke, had been appointed Director of Athletics and head football coach. It was reported that Murray was changing the team's style of play by installing a modified Warner system with a double wing formation operating behind an unbalanced line. The team lost its first three games without scoring a point, but the appearances were deceiving. 1941 — At the end of the 1941 season Delaware received its first invitation to play a post-season game. The Winston-Salem, NC Junior Chamber of Commerce invited the Blue Hens to meet Catawba College in the town's Bowman Gray Memorial Stadium on November 29, 1941 for a guarantee of $1,500. Proceeds were to go to the Red Shields Club of underprivileged children as sponsored by the Salvation Army. Coach Murray declined, stating in his reply: "I'm afraid that there will be so much opposition here to a post-season game that they will not allow us to make this trip." 1943 — Shortly after the season it was announced by Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson that Army trainees would not be allowed to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Delaware College had only 100 male civilians left, none with varsity experience. The Hens would not field a varsity football team until 1946. 1946 — Football returned to the Delaware campus in a big way. It was not long before the eyes of the nation were on the Hens and their long unbeaten streak. Time referred to Delaware as the "Little Champ" and Newsweek marveled at the exploits of the "Big Blue Hens." Fifty-seven squad members played in 1946 and 21 scored at least one touchdown. The team amassed 358 points in 10 games while holding opponents to 45, and was ranked 16th in the nation in the final Associated Press major college poll.

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Overall Record (Yrs.)

#John Gagliardi (St. John's, Minn.)..........484-133-11 (63) Eddie Robinson (Grambling)..............408-165-15 (55) Bobby Bowden (Florida State) ............377-129-4 (44) Amos Alonzo Stagg (Pacific)..............329-190-35 (57) Bear Bryant (Alabama) ......................323-85-17 (38) #Larry Kehres (Mount Union)................317-24-3 (26) Pop Warner (Temple) ........................308-106-32 (44) Roy Kidd (Eastern Kentucky)....................314-124-8 (39) Frosty Westering (Pacific Luthern) ........302-96-7 (39) Tubby Raymond (Delaware) ............300-119-3 (36)

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TUBBY’S MILESTONE VICTORIES 1st Win: 35-13 over Hofstra, 9/24/66 50th: 31-14 over West Chester, 10/21/72 85th (UD Record): 18-16 over Temple, 10/2/76 100th: 26-0 over North Carolina A&T, 10/14/78 150th: 30-13 over Wm. & Mary, 9/17/83 200th: 19-15 over Villanova, 10/13/90 250th: 38-17 over Hofstra, 11/25/95 300th: 10-6 over Richmond, 11/10/02

1946 — The Delaware-Muhlenberg game was billed as the "Battle of the Little Giants", as the game to decide the nation's small college national championship. Paul Hart scored two first half touchdowns and the Hens led 13-0. Muhlenberg's Jack Crider scored in the third and Harold Bell passed to halfback Ed Sikorski for a fourth quarter score, but Delaware guard Gene Carrell blocked both conversion tries. Delaware's Mariano "Nine" Stalloni bullied in for the clincher for a 20-12 win. Delaware was national champions for the first time. 1951 — When Dave Nelson arrived at Delaware in 1951 he did not find ideal circumstances. Incoming coaches seldom do. What he found were the remnants of a 2-5-1 team, no campus stadium, and untested freshmen and sophomores. To compound his problem, his opening game was against Lehigh, a team Delaware had never beaten. Typically, Nelson’s team pulled a 70 upset.

1889 — Delaware College fielded its first team and at Front and Union Street the Delaware Field Club took on the "boys of Delaware College" on October 26th. Reported The Morning News two days later: "All things considered, they (the Delaware college boys) made a good showing, and their team is composed of some good material." The score: Delaware Field Club 74, Delaware College 0. 1914 — The 1914 Delaware College team posted the best record in the first 52 years, 7-1-1, losing only to Lafayette. 1929 — The 1929 team capped a decade of futility with an 0-7-1 record that included only 24 points scored during the entire season. Included on the team was a letterman named J. Caleb Boggs, a future Congressman, Governor and U.S. Senator.

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With a roster filled with war heroes and future doctors, lawyers, and business leaders, the 1946 University of Delaware football team won the school’s first “national championship” as the top small college team in the nation under coach Bill Murray. The team was ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press major college poll at the end of the season.

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DELAWARE FOOTBALL: A WINNING TRADITION NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS 1946, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1979, 2003 NATIONAL FOOTBALL RUNNERS-UP 1974, 1978, 1982, 2007, 2010 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 LAMBERT CUP (Eastern Champions) 1959, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 ECAC "TEAM OF THE YEAR" 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1932 (Eastern Class B),1959, 1962,1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010 THE BOARDWALK BOWL 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 THE REFRIGERATOR BOWL - 1954 THE CIGAR BOWL - 1946

1952 — The Blue Hens played their first season on campus at Delaware Stadium, opening with a 13-12 victory over Lafayette. Kenny Reith scored twice for the Blue Hens.

do with unsatisfactory performance. It had instead to do with attempts to lure Raymond, a coach whose genius as a tactician had already been recognized by his coaching colleagues. An offer from the Connecticut triggered the change in command. Said Delaware president John A. Perkins, "Harold Raymond has had several opportunities to become head coach at other universities. We have every confidence that he will continue the high standards of performance and good sportsmanship for which Delaware teams are justly known." 1968 — In the final regular season game of the year, the Hens clinched their sixth Middle Atlantic Conference title with a 38-12 win against Bucknell. Chuck Hall broke the game open with a 66-yard scoring run and Tom DiMuzio scored on a 20-yard run. The regular season was but a prelude to one of the great come-from-behind victories in Blue Hen football, the first Boardwalk Bowl, a game which Wilmington News Journal Sports Editor Al Cartwright gave aid and comfort to the enemy by describing the game as “the Cakewalk Bowl” since Delaware's opponent was little known Indiana (PA). Indiana's Bob Tate kicked a 32-yard field goal to put the Indians in front 24-23 with 1:00 left. In a hurry up offense, DiMuzio moved his squad to the nine-yard line, then found sure-handed Ron Withelder for the game-winning tally, and a 31-24 win. 1969-70 — The Blue Hens moved on to two more Boardwalk Bowl victories, completing a 9-2 season with a 31-13 win over North Carolina Central. The win capped a season that saw the Hens, once gain paced by the passing of Tom DiMuzio and running of Chuck Hall, win the Middle Atlantic Conference title and yet another Lambert Cup title. The Hens repeated the act in 1970, going 9-2 and winning the Lambert Cup trophy with Jim Colbert calling the signals and Hall continuing his dominance on the ground. The Hens closed the season with a 38-23 win over Morgan State in the Boardwalk Bowl.

1971 — Delaware (10-1) won its third national championship, losing only to Temple, 32-27. The Hens ranked first in College Division statistics in total offense (515.6 yards per game), first in rushing (371.2); second in scoring (42.2 ppg); and seventh in rushing defense (57.9 yards allowed pg), Delaware made its final Boardwalk Bowl appearance, crushing highly touted C.W. Post and their star QB Gary Wichard, 72-22. 1972 — It was the culmination of the previous four seasons. The team was undefeated (10-0), and repeated as College Division National Champion in the eyes of both the AP and UPI. At the close of the season, team captain Dennis Johnson issued a statement to the press indicating that, by unanimous vote, the team had decided not to play again in the Boardwalk Bowl. The team felt there was no Eastern opponent worth playing, and NCAA rules prohibited meeting the top teams from other regions. There is little doubt that the Hens' widely publicized decision led to the revised NCAA playoff format in 1973. 1973 — Delaware made its first NCAA Division II playoff appearance, bowing to Grambling 17-8. The Tigers were no match for the Hens, and four members of their team went on to start in the NFL. 1974 — The 12-2 Hens were national college division runner-ups. In regular season play the Hens lost only to Temple, a 21-17 thriller at Veteran's Stadium. Notable wins included a rousing comeback win over the braggarts of the bayou, McNeese State, 29-24; a 49-7 pounding of Villanova, and a post-season 49-11 Wing-T clinic win over UNLV in the NCAA semifinals. Injuries took their toll, however, and the Hens bowed to Central Michigan 54-14 in the title game, a bitter disappointment for one of Delaware's great teams.

1953 — Signs of Delaware's progress became readily apparent in 1953 when the Hens won their first ever game against UConn and tamed New Hampshire 48-0, which prompted a UNH lineman to mutter about the Delaware Wing-T's misdirection, "You guys don't play football like we do." 1959 — Under Nelson's guidance, the Hens (8-1) won their first Middle Atlantic title and first Lambert Cup, awarded annually to the East's best small college team. The Hens lost only to powerful Bowling Green of the Mid-American Conference. 1963 — What Delaware opponents feared most was the sight of All-American halfback Mike Brown in the open field. Once he saw daylight, the fleet-footed Brown was never caught from behind. With running backs Joe Slobojan, John Wallace, Clint Ware, and Chuck Spangler, and crafty quarterback Chuck Zolak, they formed an unbeatable combination. The 1963 squad (8-0) was Nelson's only undefeated team, winning the UPI small college national title. 1965 — The year 1965 is remembered as the end of Dave Nelson's career as football coach and the elevation of assistant Harold R. "Tubby" Raymond. The change had nothing to

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1977 — ABC-TV offered Delaware $250,000 to move the season-ending game with undefeated Division I Colgate to Veterans Stadium for a 4 p.m. nationally televised game. Delaware Athletic Director Dave Nelson said no, a response that infuriated Colgate and shocked ABC. It left 23,019 Delaware fans delirious as the Hens upended the Red Raiders 21-3, ending their hopes of bowl bids and putting a satisfying end on what was a disappointing 6-3-1 season. 1978 — The big wins were over Villanova 23-22, and Colgate 38-29, but it was a 41-0 NCAA semifinal playoff win over Winston-Salem State that was the most satisfying. They had been excessively vocal about what they would do to Delaware. What they did was lose before a regional ABC-TV audience by the most lopsided score in the history of the Division II playoffs, despite the play of future Dallas Cowboy RB Timmy Newsome. But, the next week, the Hens fell in the title game to Eastern Illinois 10-9 in the rain in Longview, Tex. 1979 — What had been denied the Hens in 1978 was won in brilliant fashion in 1979 with Scott Brunner in control. Aside from a loss to Garden State Bowl bound and No. 17 Temple, the Hens were invincible, featuring a potent backfield with HB “Disco” Lou Mariani and Gino Olivieri, and FB Bo Dennis battering the opposition while Brunner passed for 2,401 yards and 24 TDs to the likes of Jay Hooks and Jaime Young, Delaware's rivals experienced some long afternoons. 1979 — It may rank as the most celebrated game in Delaware history. It is simply known as “The Shootout.” The Hens, who trailed Youngstown State 31-7 at halftime, roared out of the locker room to score 44 second half points to win 51-45 after the Youngstown public address announcer had said "Let's Hang The Chicken!" Both teams received invitations to the

Division II playoffs and four weeks later Delaware (13-1) again came-from-behind to defeat the Penguins 38-21 for the Division II national title. 1982 — The 1982 team was one of Delaware's finest ever. Although shutout by Temple, Delaware held the Owls to a single touchdown and later scored big victories over Colgate (2013) and Louisiana Tech (17-0) in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs before losing by a field goal to old nemesis Eastern Kentucky, 1714, in the title game. 1983 — On May 19, 1983, then UD President Dr. E.A. Trabant announced that Delaware was joining the Yankee Conference effective in 1986, citing the Blue Hens' long association with many of the member institutions and the compatibility of their athletic philosophies. 1984 — The University of Delaware Board of Trustees announced a change in the policy governing financial aid to athletes from a need-based to an athletic scholarship program in the sports of football, men's and women's basketball, and field hockey. In 1986 the football program's tuition scholarships were increased from 64 to the full NCAA allowance of 70. 1986 — The “Rich Gannon” era of Delaware football (1984-86), came to an end as Delaware won a share of the Yankee Conference in its first season of eligibility. The Hens defeated William & Mary 51-18 in the NCAA playoffs before falling to high powered Arkansas State in the quarterfinals, 5514. Gannon finished his career with over 20 Blue Hen records including total offense marks for a season (3,332) and a career (7,436). 1988 — On May 19, 1988, Delaware ended a 34-year ban on the participation of freshmen in football, citing the fact that membership in the Yankee Conference decreed that "we should conduct our program in full compliance with the conference's rules of operation. As the other members of the league do allow freshman participation at a varsity level, we feel it appropriate to do so at Delaware." DT Rob Daddio became the first true freshman to play varsity football since 1954. 1988 — Delaware (7-5) won its second Yankee title, including a 38-20 upset at No. 4 New Hampshire, a come-frombehind last second 38-35 win over William & Mary, and the 13th consecutive win over UMass, coming on a late Don O'Brien field goal and a Mike Renna fumble recovery at the Delaware one with 1:05 left to play. The Hens fell to eventual national champion Furman 21-7 in the I-AA playoff's first round. 1989 — Delaware celebrated its 100th football anniversary in style in a season full of special celebrations. The Hens posted a 7-4 record, including a 35-28 win over No. 4 ranked Maine on Homecoming/Centennial Day, and a thrilling 10-9 last minute win over Navy in the season finale.

All-American quarterback Scott Brunner led the Blue Hens to their first national championship on the field when Delaware captured the 1979 NCAA Division II title game over rival Youngstown State. He was inducted into the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

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1990 — Despite a 6-5 record, 1990 marked a year of milestones for head coach Tubby Raymond. In addition to coaching his 25th season at Delaware, Raymond picked up career win No. 200 in a 19-15 victory at Villanova. Raymond became

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BLUE HEN HELMET DESIGN The University of Delaware helmet design is familiar to fans nationally, and the Blue Hens' pride in wearing it reflects their strong connection to the history of the game of college football. Commonly known as the "Michigan helmet", the Blue and Gold headgear dates not to Ann Arbor but to Princeton in the early 1930's. During football games at that time, both schools generally wore the same colored uniforms along with leather helmets. Princeton was coached by Fritz Crisler who used a helmet with a wing pattern on it that was manufactured by the MacGregor-Goldsmith Co. To enable his quarterback to distinguish downfield receivers, Crisler had the leather dyed in Princeton's black and orange colors. When Crisler moved to Michigan in 1938, he used the same helmet but changed the color scheme to Michigan's Maize and Blue. Crisler had on his team a young man named Dave Nelson who used the same helmet when he became coach at Hillsdale College in Michigan, changing the color pattern to Blue and White. Nelson then brought the helmet with him to Harvard (in black and crimson) and later to Maine (in blue and white) in 1949. Nelson arrived in Newark in 1951 and once again with him came the helmet to which he adapted the Blue Hens' blue and gold colors. By 1964, leather helmets were replaced by fiberglass and plastic helmets. Fellow Michigan graduate Tubby Raymond succeeded Nelson as head coach at Delaware in 1966 and continues today to use the same h e l m e t design.

just the 21st college coach to reach that mark. 1991 — Delaware Stadium welcomed night football as the Hens opened the season Aug. 31 with a 28-0 win over West Chester in the Texaco Star Classic, the first night "home" game for the Hens since Oct. 25, 1952 at the old Wilmington Blue Rock Stadium. The Hens (10-2) put together one of the finest seasons in history, falling 42-35 in a double overtime loss to James Madison in the first round of the I-AA playoffs. The No. 6 Hens shared the Yankee title with Villanova and New Hampshire and won their first Lambert Cup title since 1982. 1992 — The Hens made another exciting run towards the national title but came up just short, falling to eventual champion Marshall 28-7 in the NCAA I-AA semifinals. The Hens (11-3) won their first outright Yankee title (7-1) and were named the ECAC Team of the Year. The Hens moved through the NCAA playoffs, rolling over Samford 56-21 and trouncing No. 1 ranked Northeast Louisiana 41-18 in Monroe, LA. Led by four-year starting quarterback Bill Vergantino, who set 24 school records,


the Blue Hens advanced to the I-AA semifinal but were sidetracked when Vergantino was forced to miss the second half due to a virus after a 7-7 halftime deadlock. 1993 — If there were ever a roller coaster season, it was 1993. A high-powered Blue Hen offense combined with a suspect Delaware defense made for some exciting, if not heartstopping, contests. Last minute wins and losses were the norm. The Hens pulled out a miracle 28-23 win over Northeastern in the regular season finale when the Huskies fumbled the ball away on the UD one-yard line in the closing seconds. Still, the Hens were invited to the I-AA playoffs for the third straight year. The Hens opened with a wild 49-48 win over No. 2 seed Montana, downing the Grizzlies in freezing conditions in Missoula when freshman quarterback Leo Hamlett came off the bench hit Keita Malloy on a 32-yard scoring pass with 55 seconds left. The game featured nine lead changes. The season would end though the following week as the Hens ended their season for the second straight year in Huntington, WV. Delaware lost to host Marshall 34-31 when the Thundering Herd kicked a field goal with three seconds left. The Marshall win overshadowed a valiant effort by UD quarterback Dale Fry who came back from a mid-season injury to rally the Hens from a 31-17 deficit. 1994 – After a 2-3 start the left the Blue Hens out of the national polls for the first time since the 1991 pre-season poll, the Blue Hens made a late run and finished 7-3-1. All-American fullback Daryl Brown became the Yankee Conference’s all-time leading rusher and Delaware’s first 4,000-yard gainer.

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Eddie Conti enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history in 1998. A consensus first team All-American, Conti set 43 school, Atlantic 10, and NCAA I-AA records. His 1,712 receiving yards led all I-AA receivers and broke NFL star Jerry Rice’s record set in 1984 at Mississippi Valley State (Photo by Archie Malecki)

1995 – The Blue Hens’ absence from the I-AA playoffs was a brief one as Delaware returned in force and posted an 11-2 record, capped an undefeated 8-0 Yankee Conference mark, won the Lambert Cup and ECAC Team of the Year Awards, and advanced to the I-AA quarterfinals before losing to top-ranked McNeese State in unfriendly territory in Lake Charles, LA. Led by ECAC and Yankee Conference Player of the Year in QB Leo Hamlett and a revived defense, the Hens rolled to a 9-0 mark before falling to I-A Navy. Among the wins was an easy victory over defending national champion Youngstown State. The Hens “avenged” a 41-41 tie with Hofstra in 1994 by downing the Dutchmen 38-17 in the opening round of the I-AA playoffs at Delaware Stadium. It was then back to Bayou Country where the Hens never got it going, giving up six turnovers and allowing two kickoff returns for touchdowns to fall to McNeese 52-18.

1997 – This was almost the year that the Hens went “all the way.” If not for a last second field goal by McNeese State’s Shonz LaFrenz in the NCAA I-AA semifinals at Delaware Stadium, Delaware might have been looking at its first ever I-AA title. But it wasn’t to be. The Hens, who overcame the early season loss of standout kick returner/spread end Eddie Conti and safety Dale Koscielski to knee injuries, enjoyed a brilliant season, winning 11 straight games following an early season loss to a Villanova team that spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the nation. Delaware finished the regular season with a 10-1 mark and posted two hard-fought playoff wins at Delaware Stadium over Hofstra (24-14) and Georgia Southern (16-7) to set up a rematch with McNeese State. The Hens came within inches of advancing to the title game for the first time since 1982 as the Cowboys converted a key fourth down at midfield in the final minute to set up LaFrenz’s winning 31-yard field goal for a 23-21 victory. The Hens’ attack was paced by record-setting SE Courtney Batts and All-Americans Brian Smith (LB) and Dorrell Green (SS).

1996 – The Hens qualified for the NCAA I-AA playoffs for the fifth time in six years but ran into a buzzsaw in their tournament opener, falling to No. 1 ranked and eventual undefeated national champion Marshall by a 59-14 score. The Hens barely squeezed into the playoffs, earning an at-large bid and a No. 15 seed. Delaware’s offense seemed to never get untracked as the Blue Hens averaged just 146.1 yards rushing per game, the lowest in Raymond’s tenure as head coach. It was the Delaware defense that provided much of the excitement. Led by All-Americans Kenny Bailey at safety and Brian Smith at linebacker, the Hens allowed just 360.4 yards per game and intercepted 24 passes, returning them for a I-AA record 506 yards and three touchdowns.

1998 – Although the Blue Hens (7-4) missed out on the post-season for just the third time in the 1990’s, the 1998 season certainly did not lack for excitement. That excitement came from spread end extraordinaire Eddie Conti. The 5-9 speedster rewrote the record books, breaking 43 school, Atlantic 10, and NCAA I-AA receiving and kick return records and led the nation in receiving with 91 catches for 1,712 yards (breaking I-AA record held by current NFL star Jerry Rice) and 10 touchdowns. Conti earned consensus first team All-American honors and joined teammate, center Brian Cook, in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game on Christmas Day. QB Matt Nagy took over the full-time job early in the season when Brian Ginn broke his leg vs. West Chester and enjoyed some great numbers, throwing for a school-record 2,916 yards and earning a passing rating of 157.4, the second best mark in the

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1946 – 16th, Associated Press 1959 – 4th, United Press International 1962 – 9th, UPI 1963 – 1st, UPI; 2nd, AP 1969 – 10th, UPI; 10th, AP 1970 – 8th, UPI, 11th, AP 1971 – 1st UPI; 1st AP 1972 – 1st UPI; 1st AP 1973 – 3rd AP; 10th, UPI 1974 – 3rd, UPI; 4th, AP 1976 – 4th AP; 4th NCAA 1978 – 3rd, NCAA 1979 – 1st, NCAA 1980 – 6th, NCAA 1981 – 7th, NCAA 1982 – 3rd, NCAA 1984 – 19th, NCAA 1986 – 13th, NCAA 1988 – 15th, NCAA 1991 – 6th, NCAA 1992 – 8th, NCAA 1993 – 18th, The Sports Network 1995 – 6th, TSN 1996 – 10th, TSN 1997 – 3rd, TSN; 3rd, USA Today/ESPN 1998 – 23rd, TSN; 24th, USA Today/ESPN 2000 – 3rd, TSN; 3rd, USA Today/ESPN 2003 – 1st, TSN; 1st, USA Today/ESPN 2004 – 7th, TSN; 8th, USA Today/ESPN 2007 – 2nd, TSN; 2nd, AFCA; 2nd, CSN/AGS 2010 – 2nd, TSN; 2nd, AFCA/FCS 2011 – 17th, TSN; 20th, AFCA/FCS Note: The Sports Network took over the I-AA poll in 1993. USA Today/ESPN Sportsticker began a poll in 1997. NCAA Committee Poll was the only poll from 1976-1992. UPI poll was conducted by coaches, AP by the media. nation. Among the Hen highlights was a 59-17 win over then No. 5 ranked Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Nagy threw for 556 yards and Conti caught 15 passes for 345 yards. 1999 – In a season filled with a myriad of injures and near-misses, the Blue Hens posted a 7-4 record and just missed out on an NCAA I-AA playoff berth for the second straight year. Various injuries forced 41 different players into starting roles and only one player (DT Mike Pinckney) started every game on defense. Among the near misses were a 42-35 loss at home to No. 9 ranked Lehigh, a 26-19 loss to defending national champion Massachusetts, and a bitter season-ending 51-45 overtime loss to arch-rival Villanova in a game the Hens had led 45-24 with nine minutes left in regulation. Highlights were thrilling overtime wins over William & Mary (34-27 in the season opener under the lights at Delaware Stadium) and 37-34 at Northeastern. Senior OT Jim Stull, a former walk-on, earned All-American honors. In addition,

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the Hens set a Delaware Stadium record with an average attendance of 20,371 per game. 2000 – The Blue Hens (12-2) started off a new century in style, thrilling fans with a big-time passing game and a stingy defense on the way to the Atlantic 10 title, the Lambert Cup and ECAC Team of the Year awards, and above all, the national semifinals. The team was certainly one of the finest in Delaware history, filled with a group of talented veterans whose goal was to return to the NCAA tournament after consecutive 7-4 seasons that kept them out of the post-season party. The Hens, whose only regular season loss was a 45-44 overtime heartbreaker to New Hampshire in November, were determined to become the first UD team to advance to the national title game since 1982. And the prospects looked good for Delaware after decisive home victories of 49-14 over Portland State and 47-22 over local rival Lehigh in the first two rounds. Those wins gave Delaware the chance to host defending national champion Georgia Southern, a young but talented team that featured Walter Payton Award winning HB Adrian Peterson. Despite Peterson’s 198 yards, the UD defense held the potent Eagle running attack in check for most of the day, but it was missed opportunities that spelled doom for the Hens in a 27-18 setback. The Hens could never take advantage of four Eagle fumbles and consistently good field position as Georgia Southern left Newark with a win and downed Montana the following week for their second straight national title. The Hens were a team loaded with stars with the likes of All-Americans Matt Nagy at quarterback, Jeff Fiss at center, Mike Cecere at defensive end, and co-captain Brian McKenna at linebacker. Nagy set 12 school season and career records during the campaign, firing away for 3,436 yards and 28 touchdowns. Fiss anchored an offensive line that helped the Hens rank second nationally in scoring at 41.4 points per game (2nd best all-time in UD history) while McKenna, the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, and Cecere, the first four-time all-conference selection in school history, paced a rugged defense that posted three shutouts and held four other opponents to 14 points or less. Among the other highlights were a No. 2 national ranking in The Sports Network Top 20 poll; setting a regular season home attendance record (21,154) for the second straight year; establishing a modern day UD record for points in a game with an early season 84-0 drubbing of West Chester; and an emphatic 44-14 win over eventual national quarterfinalist and No. 4 ranked Hofstra as

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versatile co-captain and team MVP Craig Cummings became the first player in UD history to pass for a touchdown, rush for a touchdown, and catch a touchdown pass in the same game. 2001 – Although the Blue Hens suffered their first losing season since 1987 with a 4-6 mark, the year was a memorable one as head coach Tubby Raymond earned his 300th career coaching victory with a late-season 10-6 triumph over Richmond at Delaware Stadium. The win placed Raymond among just nine coaches in the history of the sport to reach the monumental victory plateau. The game proved to be the last home game for Raymond as he announced his retirement in February, ending a Hall of Fame career that saw him lead the Blue Hens to national prominence on the small college level, and handing the reigns over to his former player, K.C. Keeler. Other highlights saw the emergence of quarterback Mike Connor, who become the first true freshman to play quarterback in a varsity game for the Blue Hens since Don Miller in 1951 when he led UD against William & Mary Oct. 20. In addition, senior spread end Jamin Elliott moved up among the all-time leading receivers in Atlantic 10 history and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the NFL draft, becoming Delaware’s first drafted player since 1987. Among the disappointments was a 20-7 loss to Northeastern Sept. 29 in a game that saw the Blue Hens gain just 56 total yards, the lowest total in Raymond’s tenure at Delaware. The season was also marred by the tragedies of Sept. 11 that rocked the United States and forced the cancellation of most every sporting event in the country, including the Blue Hen football team’s Sept. 15 game vs. West Chester. It was the first time that a UD football game was cancelled since the Blue Hens moved into Delaware Stadium in 1952. 2002 – The start of the K.C. Keeler Era of University of Delaware football certainly got off to an exciting start. With Tubby Raymond literally passing the ball to Keeler in a pre-game ceremony in which the Delaware Stadium field was named in the Hall of Fame coach’s honor, the 2002 season started with a bang with the Hens knocking off No. 5 ranked and eventual national semifinalist Georgia Southern 22-19 before crowd of 19,056. However, the young Blue Hen team could not sustain the momentum and finished with a 6-6 mark. But it was a season of tough losses and close calls for a team led by All-American linebacker Dan Mulhern. In addition to the win over Georgia Southern, the Hens also posted one-sided wins over Atlantic 10 co-champions Northeastern (27-10) and Maine (37-13). But the Hens also dropped an overtime decision to last place Rhode Island and lost their six games by a combined total of just 26 points, including five of them by four points or less. Never were the close losses tougher than the season finale when rival Villanova, led by Atlantic 10 Player of the Year QB Brett Gordon, marched 74 yards on 11 plays to score the game-winning touchdown on a sevenyard pass with just 15 seconds remaining for a 38-34 Wildcat victory. The 2002 season also marked the retirement of a Delaware football icon for the second straight year. Elbert Chance, who missed just a handful of games in his 49-year tenure as the unmistakable voice as public address announcer at Delaware Stadium, announced his retirement. 2003 – Delaware’s first I-AA National Championship came in a near perfect season as the Blue Hens went 15-1 on their way

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to their first national title in 24 years. Although the regular season was not without its thrillers – the Blue Hens beating bowlbound Navy in Annapolis, sparked by a first down run by Sean Bleiler on a fake punt deep in Delaware territory; a furious fourth quarter rally sparked by Sidney Haugabrook’s punt return for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the third quarter to beat Maine in overtime; a triple-overtime win over Massachusetts on Senior Day to prevent the Minutemen from clinching the Atlantic 10 title outright; a courageous effort by Andy Hall, leading Delaware to a win over rival Villanova on the final day of the regular season after seperating his shoulder midway through the first quarter. The playoffs, however, Delaware made look easy – disposing of Southern Illinois with a 27-point first quarter, blistering Northern Iowa after eight inches of snow fell on Delaware Stadium the morning of the game, shutting down a potent Wofford option attack in the semifinals to cap a perfect 100 mark at home, and holding Colgate’s Walter Payton Award winner Jamaal Branch to 55 yards rushing in a 40-0 thumping of the Big Red in the national title game in front of a national ESPN audience. It was the eighth time all season that Delaware had scored 40 or more points in a game. Hall, who finished third in the Walter Payton Award voting, set records for completions in a game and season, while also thrilling Blue Hen fans with his ability to run, becoming just the fourth quarterback at UD to rush for 1,000 career yards and throw for 2,000 career yards – amassing those totals in just two seasons. Hall was joined by Shawn Johnson, Jason Nerys and Germaine Bennett on AllAmerican squads. 2004 – Although the 2004 University of Delaware football season fell agonizingly short of a second straight NCAA I-AA national championship, another chapter of success was added to the rich legacy of Blue Hen football. Yet another Blue Hen campaign consisted of record-breaking individual performances, sellout crowds at Delaware Stadium, special plays, and a conference championship. Playing the second toughest schedule among all I-AA schools, K.C. Keeler’s charges put together an impressive record of 9-4, advanced to the NCAA I-AA quarterfinals, and captured a second straight Atlantic 10 Conference title with a record of 7-1. Of the Hens’ four losses, three were to 2004 I-AA playoff teams, including national champion James Madison, and one came at the hands of I-A bowl participant Navy. A stunning 44-38 overtime loss to Atlantic 10 foe William & Mary in the I-AA quarterfinals, a game in which the Hens led 31-10 at halftime, did nothing to diminish what was one of the finest seasons in school history. The Blue Hens proved all season that they could come back from adversity. After falling to New Hampshire in the season opener, Delaware bounced back with six straight wins to get back into the playoff hunt. After the Hens followed that streak with back to back losses to Navy and James Madison, Delaware once again showed its mettle, defeating Richmond on the road and rival Villanova at home to clinch a I-AA playoff berth. Facing pesky Patriot League champion Lafayette in the opening round, the Hens held on for a 28-14 victory over the Leopards, setting up the showdown with the Tribe in Williamsburg, VA. The 2004 season was loaded with individual accomplishments for the Blue Hens. Cornerback and kick returner Sidney Haugabrook earned a spot on several All-American teams and played in the prestigious East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco. A threat every time he touched the ball, Haugabrook


ranked among the national leaders in both punt returns and kickoff returns and returned three kicks for touchdowns on the season. Chris Mooney and Tom Parks became one of the nation’s top defensive line tandems as both earned All-American honors. Once again the vocal leader of the defensive unit was middle linebacker Mondoe Davis - a first team All-Atlantic 10 selection who led the squad with 123 total tackles. Led by quarterback Sonny Riccio, the Blue Hen offense scored 20 or more points in all but one game. Riccio had several record-setting performances and finished the year throwing for 2,698 yards and 16 touchdowns. All-East tackle Trip DelCampo led a veteran offensive line, while third team All-Atlantic 10 selection David Boler caught 65 passes to lead a talented group of receivers. 2005 – While the emergence of Omar Cuff as one of the nation's top all-purpose runners excited Blue Hen coaches and fans alike, the 2005 campaign was a disappointing one in the fact that injuries ravaged the squad and kept Delaware (6-5) from making a third straight trip to the NCAA I-AA playoffs despite opening the year 3-0 and winning the final two games of the season over William & Mary and Villanova on the road. Cuff, who came to the forefront midway through the 2004 season, proved that the previous season was no fluke as he earned All-American honors and became the first player to lead the team in both rushing and receiving since 1985. He ran for 1,205 yards and caught 41 passes for 414 yards to rank among the national leaders and enjoyed one of the finest games ever for UD back when he ran for 236 yards and four touchdowns in a mid-season 34-28 win over defending NCAA I-AA national champion James Madison. But the injuries took their toll. The Blue Hens lost 13 players to season-ending injuries at some point during the season, including the loss of All-Atlantic 10 wide receiver David Boler to a knee injury before pre-season drills even started, the loss of cocaptain Roger Brown to a sports hernia after the third game of the season, and that of wide receiver Joe Bleymaier to a spleen injury at mid-season. However, those injuries did give head coach K.C. Keeler the opportunity to see what some other players could do.

And many responded well as a total of eight true freshmen saw game action - a school record - and 19 different players started one or more games. Among the emerging standouts who were thrust into first-year competition due to injuries and other circumstances were defensive end Matt Marcorelle, center Jon Herrman, safety Aaron Hicks, kicker Zach Hobby and punter Stuart Kenworthy. The season was a history-making one only for the fact that for the first time in Delaware Stadium history, a home game had to be moved due to unplayable field conditions. Opening the season with six home games in the first seven weeks and a rainy fall didn't help the cause and a heavy rainstorm Oct. 8 made the Tubby Raymond Field surface virtually unplayable in a 10-6 loss to Hofstra. The conditions of the field forced the following week's scheduled home game vs. Richmond to be moved south to Richmond, VA and natural turf was set down in order to play the Massachusetts game three weeks later. But like the injuries, good came of this too. A new $900,000 surface was installed and irrigation systems improved during the spring, making the field good as new for the 2006 campaign. 2006 – After suffering a myriad of injuries for the second straight season, Delaware finished with a 5-6 mark, finishing under .500 for just the second time since 1988. After opening the season with a 30-7 win over West Chester and a surprising 17-10 setback to Albany, the Blue Hens scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Rhode Island, 24-17, in their Atlantic 10 opener. After a pair of narrow defeats, including a 52-49 shootout loss to top-ranked New Hampshire, Delaware posted a 10-6 Homecoming win over Hofstra and then stunned No. 10 Richmond by a 28-24 score. Senior tight end Ben Patrick, playing his only season with the Blue Hens after transferring from Duke, was a consensus first team All-American and was picked in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He led the team with 64 receptions and six touchdown catches and was joined on the All-Atlantic 10 team by running back Omar Cuff, offensive lineman Mike Byrne, wide receiver Aaron Love, and kick returner Rashaad Woodard.

Running back Omar Cuff (28) clearly established himself as one of the great ball-carriers in the history of Delaware football, earning AllAmerican honors in both 2005 and 2007, leading the nation in scoring in 2007, and ending his career as the No. 2 leading ground gainer. (Photo by Mark Campbell).

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2007 – Delaware football returned to national prominence in a big way, advancing all the way to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national title game before falling to three-time defending champion Appalachian State by a 49-21 score in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Blue Hens finished with an 11-4 mark and also earned the Lambert Cup Trophy and were named the ECAC Team of the Year for the first time since the 2003 national title season. The Colonial Athletic Association, of which the Blue Hens were members in almost every sport, took over governance of the football league that was previously run by the Atlantic 10. The CAA could not have been happier that they made the move as the league placed an NCAA record five teams in the playoffs with Delaware being joined by league co-champions Massachusetts and Richmond as well as New Hampshire and James Madison. The season was highlighted by the brilliant play of the Blue Hen offensive unit, which led the CAA in scoring, passing, and total offense behind the efforts of five AllAmericans, including RB Omar Cuff, QB Joe Flacco, and OT Mike Byrne. Cuff capped a career that saw him set 28 school records by running for 1,945 yards and setting NCAA records with 35 rushing touchdowns and 39 total scores. QB Joe Flacco, who would go on to become Delaware’s first-ever first round NFL Draft pick, was spectacular, throwing for 4,263 yards and 23 touchdowns to earn CAA and ECAC Player of the Year honors. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 5-0 record, including an impressive 49-31 win at William & Mary in the season opener as Cuff matched an NCAA record by scoring seven touchdowns while also rushing for 244 yards in the first-ever CAA contest. Wins over West Chester, Rhode Island, Towson, and Monmouth followed before a comeback fell short in a 35-30 loss at New Hampshire. Three straight wins followed, including a memorable, highlight-reel 59-52 win over NCAA FBS Bowl-bound Navy and a key 37-34 win over No. 12 James Madison. The Hens closed out the regular season with two straight losses, including a grueling five-overtime 62-56 epic setback at home to Richmond, but the team’s body of work for the season earned Delaware the NCAA playoff berth. As usual, the “second season” took on a life of its own. The Blue Hens faced off against in-state rival Delaware State in the historic first-ever meeting between the state’s only NCAA Division I programs in the opening round. A media frenzy descended upon the matchup, but when it was all done, the Hens had picked up an easy 44-7 win before a national ESPN audience and a Delaware Stadium playoff record crowd of 19,765. Cuff led the way, setting a school single game record with 288 yards rushing. The Hens then hit the road and came away with two impressive comeback victories to earn a spot in the national championship game for the second time in five years. Delaware started off with a 39-27 win over top-ranked and previously undefeated Northern Iowa, overcoming a quick 10-0 deficit and the deafening roar of the indoor UNI Dome to post one of the most impressive wins in school history. The next week it was off to Illinois where the Hens once again fell behind 10-0 early on but recovered to knock off No. 3 seed Southern Illinois in the semifinals. That set up a meeting with Appalachian State in the title game as Delaware faced a Mountaineer team that not only was the two-time defending national champions, but had earlier made all the headlines when it knocked off Michigan in one of the biggest upsets in college football history. But the dream season ended there as Appalachian State, led by star QB Armanti Edwards, jumped out to a 28-7 lead at halftime and never looked back on the way to the win.

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2008 – During a season in which the Blue Hens were decimated by injuries, Delaware went 4-8 and set a school record for losses in a season. After opening the year with a respectable 14-7 loss at ACC foe Maryland, the Blue Hens defeated West Chester, 48-20, in their home opener. Following a narrow twopoint defeat at Furman, UD again evened its record with a 38-7 blowout of Albany. Following three consecutive losses the Blue Hens reponded with a 17-0 shutout at Hofstra. Delaware’s final victory of the season came during a 31-21 victory over Towson, as Junior Jabbie ran for two touchdowns. Despite the challenging season, wide receiver Aaron Love set a school record with 193 career receptions. Safety Charles Graves was named to the AllCAA First Team and was a second team Associated Press AllAmerican. Center Kheon Hendricks was named honorable mention All-American, while defensive end Matt Marcorelle joined Hendricks on the All-CAA Second Team. Tight End Robbie Agnone was named to the all-conference third team for the Blue Hens. 2009 – Delaware bounced back from a disappointing 2008 season by finishing over .500 with a 6-5 mark in 2009. The Blue Hens opened the season with a 35-0 shutout of West Chester, and following a last-minute loss to top-ranked Richmond, Delaware reponded with a 27-17 triumph over Delaware State in the first ever regular season meeting between the two schools. A loss at William & Mary knotted UD’s record at 2-2, but the Hens then reeled off three consecutive victories, including an impressive 4327 win over 12-th ranked Massachusetts at Delaware Stadium on October 10. After splitting its next two games, Delaware hung tough in its final two contests but fell to Navy and eventual national champion Villanova. First-year quarterback Pat Devlin completed a school-record 42 passes against the Wildcats, while his 242.2 passing yards per game led the CAA. Senior free safety Charles Graves was named a first team AFCA and Walter Camp Foundation All-American, and was joined on the first team All-CAA by junior cornerback Anthony Walters, senior defensive lineman Brandon Gilbeaux, and senior wide reciever Mark Duncan. Junior cornerback Anthony Bratton and senior offensive lineman Corey Nicholson were second team all-conference selections, while junior punter Ed Wagner was named to the third team. 2010 – Followinga two-year absence from the postseason, Delaware returned to the national scene by posting a 12-3 record and advancing to the NCAA FCS Championship game before a heartbreaking 20-19 loss to Eastern Washington. The Blue Hens went 12-3 on the year, earned a share of the CAA title, and was selected as the Lambert Cup Trophy winners as well as the eCAC Team of the Year. Senior QB Pat Devlin was one of five AllAmericans on the squad, as he led the nation in completion percentage on his way to earning CAA and ECAC Offensive Player of the Year honors. RB Andrew Pierce burst onto the scene, as the freshman was named the CAA Offensive Rookie of the Year after setting UD freshman single season records for rushing yards and touchdowns. SS Anthony Bratton and CB Anthony Walters anchored an oustanding Blue Hen defense that led all of FCS by allowing just 12.1 points per game while ranking among the top 10 in numerous other categories. After UD won its first three home games by a cumulative score of 87-9, the Blue Hens began to show the promise of their stellar year by cruising to a 34-13 victory at then fifth-ranked Richmond. The following week Delaware posted another impressive road victory when Mike Perry drilled a game-winning field goal with three seconds

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remaining to give the Blue Hens a dramatic 13-10 triumph at No. 3 James Madison. Delaware returned home to defeat Maine and Rhode Island, and following a tough one-point loss at William & Mary, easily dispatched Towson and Massachusetts. An overtime defeat to Villanova forced the Blue Hens to share the conference crown, but Delaware still entered the FSC playoffs as the No. 3 seed. Following a first round bye, the Blue Hens began their postseason run by scoring 28 unanswered points to ease past Lehigh, 42-20, in the second round. UD led just 14-13 midway through the second quarter, but Devlin connected on touchdown strikes to Chris Campbell adn Tommy Crosby to give the Blue Hens a cushion. David Hayes then scored a a 16-yard scamper, while Devlin capped UD’s scoring with a scoring strike to Nihja White. Following the offensive outburst it was the defense’s turn to dominate in the quarterfinals, a 16-3 Friday night victory over New Hampshire played before a national television audience. The Blue Hen defense limited the Wildcats to just 237 yards and two third down conversions on the night, as a field goal late in the first quarter would be the only points UNH would muster. A Perry field goal sent the teams into the half tied at 3-3, before Devlin hit White on a 24-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to put Delaware in front for good. Mark Schenauer hauled in a another TD strike from Devlin early in the fourth, while Walters picked off a pass at the Blue Hens’ 9-yard line with 5:47 to play to ice the victory. The UD defense was the deciding factor the following week as well, forcing four Georgia Southern turnovers in Delaware’s 27-10 win that sent the Blue Hens to their second FCS National Championship Game appearance in four years. Devlin found Schenauer on a six-yard strike to open the scoring, and after the Eagles pulled within 10-3, Phillip Thaxton hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Devlin to put the Blue Hens up by 14 points. Midway through the fourth quarter Georgia Southern scored its lone touchdown to again get within seven, but the Hens answerd just a minute and a half later on a seven-yard touchdown run by Hayes to put the game away. Facing top seeded Eastern Washington in the final in Frisco, Tex., the Blue Hens dominated for most of the opening three quarters while opening up a 19-0 lead. Pierce opened the scoring with a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, while two Perry field goals in the second gave Delaware a 13-0 advantage at the break. Hayes scored from one yard out halfway through the third stanza as it appeared the Hens were well on their way to the title, but the Eagles began their comeback with a touchdown near the end of the third quarter. Bo Levi Mitchel then connected with Nicholas Edwards with 8:16 remaining, and then found Brandon Kaufman for an 11-yard strike with 2:47 left to put EWU in front. Delaware had one last chance, but Devlin’s fourth down pass to Schenauer came up short of a first down at the EWU 39-yard line with 47 seconds remaining. 2011 – The Blue Hens closed the season with a flourish by winning their final three games of the year, but narrowly missed out on the FCS playoffs and finished 7-4 during the campaign. After opening the year with a loss at Navy, Delaware reeled off three consecutive victories over West Chester, Delaware Sate and Old Dominion, including a 27-17 triumph over the Monarchs in its CAA opener. Following a loss at Maine, the Blue Hens returned home to post a 21-0 blanking of ninth-ranked William & Mary, UD’s second shutout of the year. Defeats to Massachusetts and Rhode Island pushed Delaware back to the .500 mark, before the

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Blue Hens ripped off three wins to close the year. UD posted an impressive 35-30 triumph at eventual league champion Towson, before recording a 24-10 Homecoming win over Richmond. Delaware then defeated Villanova, 26-16, at PPL Park to take home the Battle of the Blue trophy for the first time. OL Gino Gradkowski was named a first team All-American, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens the following spring. OL Shea Allard and K Sean Baner joined Gradkowski on the All-CAA First Team while RB Andrew Pierce, OL Rob McDowell, DL Michael Atunrase, WR Nihja White and CB Travis Hawkins were second team selections.

DELAWARE FOOTBALL POST-SEASON HISTORY Entering the 2011 season, Delaware will be taking aim on the quest for its 25th year of post-season competition since 1968, a record that speaks for itself. In those previous years, Blue Hen teams have appeared in four Boardwalk Bowls (winning all four) and participated in five NCAA Division II tournaments, posting an overall record of 7-4 with an NCAA title in 1979 and runner-up spots in 1974 and 1978. Since the move to I-AA football in 1981 (now FCS), Delaware has qualified for the playoffs 15 times, posting an overall mark of 22-14, winning its first I-AA National Championship in 2003 and advancing to the championship game in 1982, 2007 and 2010. Overall, the Blue Hens own an impressive all-time NCAA playoff mark of 33-18. The following is a recap of Delaware's all-time post season appearances. 1946 • Cigar Bowl NATIONAL CHAMPIONS It's necessary to go back to 1946 to find the first post-season appearance for a UD football team. After completing the season with a 10-0 slate, Coach Bill Murray's first post-war team accepted a bid to play Rollins (Fla.) in the first Cigar Bowl. On New Year's Day in Tampa, Fla., Delaware dominated the Tars 21-7. The extended their unbeaten string to 31. Although it came in the post-season polls, the win gave Delaware its first ever small college national championship. Delaware's game-breaker was fullback Paul Hart, who passed for the Hens' first and third TDs and scored the second himself on a three-yard run. "Big Paul" chalked up 118 of Delaware's 231-yard rushing total. He was used so much that he wore out jerseys three times, donning numbers 42, 50 and 34 in 80-degree heat. Morning News Editor, Marty Levin, wrote, "...they (Delaware) played a bang-up game and simply overpowered the scrappy Rollins eleven with their enormous reserve strength." The Hens went on to be ranked No. 16 in the entire country. 1954 • Refrigerator Bowl Almost eight years later it was Dave Nelson's 1954 team that went "bowling", this time to the Refrigerator Bowl in Evansville, Ind. Delaware (8-2), whose losses were two 14-13 losses to Gettysburg and Muhlenberg, was plagued by mistakes but came


day. The 72 points were the second most ever scored by a Raymond team and clinched his first of two straight National Championships.

Halfback Jimmy Zaiser was the hero of the 1956 Refrigerator Bowl, scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns to lift the Blue Hens over Kent State.

on to defeat Kent State 19-7. "It was 35 and there was a freezing rain," reminisced Nelson of his only bowl game. "We flipped a coin to see who would sit on the warmer side of the field where there were stands, since one side was completely open. The loser got to dress in the locker room instead of a school up the road. As it turned out, we lost both because they carried their bench over to our warm side of the field. There were bails of hay stacked along the sidelines to keep us warm." Kent State scored first, taking a seven point lead after capitalizing on All-American quarterback Don Miller's mishandling of a Kent State punt. Delaware scored with 25 seconds left in the first half on Robert Moneymaker's three-yard carry. But Jimmy Flynn missed the extra point. It didn't look like Delaware's day when another drive was stopped by an interception at the Golden Flashes' two. But the fourth quarter became a blessing as two Jimmy Zaiser touchdown runs iced the cold contest. 1968 • Boardwalk Bowl It was 1968, Tubby Raymond's third year as head coach, when the Hens played in the first of four consecutive Boardwalk Bowls. And that particular affair on the Atlantic City Convention Hall sod was the only close one. Unbeaten Indiana (Pa.) took a 9-0 mark against 7-3 Delaware. A 32-yard field goal gave the underdogs a 24-23 lead over Delaware with a minute to play. On the kickoff, Jim Lazarski returned the ball to the Hen 43 and All-America Quarterback Tom DiMuzio went to work. Three passes set up a first down on the Indiana 11. DiMuzio found Ron Withelder all alone for the score with :20 left and a 3124 Delaware win. 1969-70-71 Boardwalk Bowls The next three years, North Carolina Central (31-13), Morgan State (38-23) and C.W. Post (72-22) fell in the Jersey shore classic. Even the first time black jack gambler at Resorts International must have had better luck than C.W. Post did that

No To Boardwalk Bowl Bid Ironically enough, Delaware gained as much notoriety by NOT playing in the Boardwalk Bowl. In 1972, Tubby's troops finished 10-0 and were voted National Champions in the polls. The Boardwalk Bowl wanted a Delaware-UConn match-up, even though the Huskies had lost an earlier meeting 32-7. The Hen players, not wanting to risk their unbeaten season on a team they'd soundly beaten, voted the bid down. "I've always given the team a say," said Raymond. "This is supposed to be an institution of enlightenment, where you have the opportunity to place decisions in the hands of students. It wasn't right to play for the Eastern Championship when we'd already won the National Championship. I got heat for it, but it was a very courageous bit of accepting responsibility." A year later the NCAA introduced the eight-team Division II playoffs. 1973 NCAA Division II Tournament In the first NCAA College Division playoff game, Grambling proved to be too strong an opponent, holding the Hens to 85 total offensive yards in a 17-8 win. Of that game, Tubby Raymond is quick to point out that four members of that Grambling team were first round NFL draft picks the following winter, including Sammy White, the former Minnesota Vikings' All-Pro receiver. 1974 NCAA DIVISION II Tournament One year later, the Hens went 10-1 and won their seventh straight Lambert Cup. Youngstown State was victimized in the quarterfinals 35-14 and UNLV fell a week later 49-11. It was the win over UNLV, seen on nationwide television, that brought praising reviews of the Delaware Wing-T and has been called a classic. "The occasion for all this wooing was a clinic on how to run the Wing-T," described Bill Lyon of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "The instruction was provided by the University of Delaware. The unwitting and frustrated defense was provided by UNLV, a team that had been 12-0. "Oh, this wasn't supposed to be a clinic. It was supposed to be the Grantland Rice Bowl. Well, Delaware taught Nevada a 49-11 object lesson, and there it was again, the quarterback handing off to the right halfback, who was handing off to fullback, who was..." A week later the tables were dramatically turned by Central Michigan, leaving the Hens as NCAA runners-up to a 54-14 tune. "It is conceivable that it was one of our best games," admitted Raymond of the 49-11 UNLV win, "but it was very costly. Six regulars didn't play in the final game and three replacements didn't even make the team the next year. They couldn't stay high for the long period (14 games) of time." 1976 NCAA DivISION II Tournament The 1976 playoff appearance completed one of Raymond's most rewarding seasons as coach. Nonetheless, the season ended on a bitter note.

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A 17-7 Delaware lead in the NCAA quarterfinals against Northern Michigan turned into a 28-17 loss when the visitors turned a stunning illegal fake substitution into the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. With only 10 players lined up on the field, Northern Michigan hid a receiver along the sidelines, shielded by teammates. On the snap he took off down the sidelines, the Hen defense unknowing, and caught a 35-yard touchdown pass. "That was the first year of the escalated schedule," said Raymond, "and the kids responded well. We won games that, in reality, we had no business winning, beating William & Mary and Temple and tying Villanova. The kids really came on in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year." Though Delaware's 1977 record of 6-3-1 wasn't quite enough for a playoff spot, the season-ending 21-3 upset of unbeaten Colgate provided an impetus to success. The Hens rode a wave of emotion and All-American QB Jeff Komlo's arm through pre-season and an 8-3 record in 1978. 1978 NCAA DIVISION II tournament In a Thanksgiving weekend quarterfinal game in Delaware Stadium, linebacker K.C. Keeler intercepted three Jacksonville (Ala.) State second half passes to turn a 27-27 tie into a 42-27 victory. One week later, Delaware put on an encore performance of their 1974 Las Vegas win by stunning No. 1 ranked WinstonSalem 41-0. An ABC-TV audience saw Delaware's defense hold the unbeaten victors, who counted All-Pro Timmy Newsome, a future Dallas Cowboy, among their players, to just seven yards rushing, a small chunk of their 300-yard average. But on a cold, wet afternoon in Longview, Tex., championship dreams were shattered. The roots of Eastern Illinois' 10-9 win could be found in five Hen turnovers, a missed extra point, and a stingy Eastern defense inside the 20-yard line. As the final seconds ticked off, Brandt Kennedy's 40-yard field goal sailed inches to the right. 1979 NCAA DIVISION II Tournament NATIONAL CHAMPIONS The bitter cold memories of Texas were diminished in part in 1979 under the sunny skies of Albuquerque, NM, where Delaware (13-1), in its third try, won its elusive Division II national title by roaring back from a 21-7 deficit to defeat Youngstown 38-21. Delaware finished its 1979 regular season schedule with an impressive 10-1 slate, the only blemish being a 31-14 loss to the nation's 17th ranked Division I team and eventual Garden State Bowl champion, Temple. The impressive performance earned Delaware the tourney's top seed and an opening round host assignment. The guest was Virginia Union in a game billed as "the irresistible versus the immovable." Virginia Union's team defense against opponent scoring and opponent rushing was the best in Division II while Delaware was the nation's top ranked team in both scoring and total offense. The Hen offense proved the Virginia Union defense was indeed movable. Delaware rolled to a comfortable 58-28 quarterfinal win with 352 yards rushing as a team.

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Head coach Tubby Raymond is carried off the field on the shoulders of his team following the Blue Hens’ 38-21 win over Youngstown State in the 1979 NCAA Division II national championship game at the Zia Bowl in Albuquerque, NM. The Blue Hens have won six national titles.

As Delaware had done in 1974 and 1978, the Hens saved their best game for semifinal competition, giving a "near perfect" performance in defeating Mississippi College 60-10 at home. Of the 10 times Delaware touched the ball, nine times it crossed the goal line. The 12th Delaware win tied the school win record set in 1974 and sent Delaware to the title game for the third time in six years. The 60 points set an NCAA Tournament record. Four weeks after rallying from a 31-7 halftime deficit to win the famed "Shoot-Out at Youngstown" by a 51-45 margin, Delaware and Youngstown squared off again in New Mexico Stadium, with the stakes being the NCAA title. As was the case in the first meeting, Delaware quickly fell behind 21-7 before Scott Brunner hit Phil Nelson with a five-yard pass and Vince Hyland picked off a Keith Snoddy pass and returned it 61 yards for a 21-21 tie as the first half ended. In the second half, an Al Minite-led defense shut down Snoddy's option and passing games. Though Penguin running back Robby Robson gained 127 yards, he could not survive the best day of Scott Brunner's Blue Hen career. Brunner tossed for 296 yards including a game winning 75-yard aerial to Jay Hooks in the third quarter. A 47-yard Kennedy field goal and a 34-yard Gino Olivieri run completed the scoring as Delaware finished the year at 13-1, the nation's winningest team at any level. The national title was the third of the decade for UD and the first on the field. "I would have to say the total aspect of this team might well make it the best we have ever had," said Raymond in the Wilmington News Journal. "It's the approach where a group of players get together to say, 'Let's do it.' To me, that makes it far better and far stronger and far more talented than the sum of its parts. "When you consider there are 138 Division II teams, no one else comes close to this achievement. I feel the championship game was more difficult than Ohio State going to the Rose Bowl. All Ohio State had to do was win the Big 10 championship. We had to win three playoff games."

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1981 NCAA I-AA Tournament In 1981 the Blue Hens continued that tradition of saying "Let's do it," but winning the final five games of the season to earn a berth in the Division I-AA tournament as an independent and the tourney's seventh seed. They drew the unenviable task of facing Eastern Kentucky, the tourney's top seed and eventual national runner-up. The game proved to be one marked primarily by offense as both teams were practically unstoppable when in control of the ball. In the end, however, the Colonels halted the Hens, who shanked a punt and with just one minute remaining, EKU's Chris Issac hit flanker Ranard McPhaul with a 32-yard scoring pass to settle the score at 35-28 in Eastern Kentucky's favor. 1982 NCAA I-AA Tournament In 1982 Eastern Kentucky and Delaware would meet again, this time for the I-AA championship. Delaware raced through the 1982 season, losing only to Temple 22-0. The Hen offense, paced by quarterback Rick Scully, averaged 34 points a game, while the defense, led by All-American George Schmitt, picked off 39 opponent passes, 13 by Schmitt. Voted third by the NCAA I-AA Football Committee and second by the national sportswriters' poll, Delaware received an opening round tournament bye. Colgate, winners over Boston University 21-7 in opening round play, arrived in Newark hoping to halt the Hens' nine-game win streak and for a while it seemed as if they might. The Red Raiders jumped to a 7-0 second quarter lead as QB Steve Calabria hit Joe Kozak on a 39-yard aerial over the middle. The Hens moved back in front 12-7 at the half on scores by Scully and Dan Reeder. Neither team scored until Colgate's John Hoff scored on a 57-yard punt return and the Raiders led 13-12 with 13:15 remaining. Cliff Clement provided the winning points for the third-seeded Hens when he converted a fourth and goal on the Colgate one with 8:22 left. Clement added the conversion and the Hens, behind a Schmitt interception with 1:47 left and a last second pass deflection at the two, advanced 20-13.

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In a game reminiscent of the Hens' win over Nevada-Las Vegas eight years earlier, Delaware shocked second seed Louisiana Tech on its home field 17-0 in a game played in hurricane-like rain that turned the stadium floor to a quagmire. Against a team that had been ranked 29th among all colleges by some leading football magazines and upset a ranked I-A team, Delaware's defense stymied the efforts of vaunted QB Matt Dunigan who completed only 22 of 47 passes and was intercepted three times. Tech was so dominated by Delaware they reached Hen turf only once in the opening half and had a blocked punt lead to a 70 Delaware lead on a one-yard Rick Scully run. The second half was no different. Kevin Phelan swept in from the two for a 14-0 lead early in the final period and a Ken Pawloski interception set up a 22-yard K.C. Knobloch field goal to make it 17-0. Rick Scully, and Dan Reeder, who had 114 yards rushing, ran out the clock, prompting Hen coach Tubby Raymond to remark "How 'Bout Them Hens!" in reference to Tech's Bulldog slogan. A week later Delaware took aim on its second national title in four years when it squared off against Eastern Kentucky in the Pioneer Bowl in Wichita Falls, Tex. The Colonels capitalized on a blocked Delaware field goal and staved off a Delaware rally to claim a 17-14 win. Eastern Kentucky entered the game with a perfect 12-0 mark and the top seed. Delaware looked as if they would gain the game's first score early in the second period when they covered a Colonel’s fumble. A dropped pass in the end zone led to a field goal try, but Richard Bell broke through, blocked the kick and ran 77 yards for the score. Delaware fumbled the second half kickoff and five plays later Eastern Kentucky went in to make it 17-0. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that the Hens were able to punch in a score as Mark Steimer scored off a 20-yard option pass from halfback Phelan. Comeback hopes improved when Bill Maley covered an EKU

One of the most underrated quarterbacks in Delaware history, Rick Scully led the 1982 Blue Hens all the way to the national title game before falling to Eastern Kentucky 17-14.


fumble with 6:00 left and four plays later Delaware pulled to within three, 17-14, when Scully hit Tim Sager for a five-yard score. Eastern Kentucky, however, hung on to the ball until only 1:08 remained and Delaware started from its own two. Scully valiantly marched his troops to the Eastern Kentucky 49, but his last-gasp attempt went incomplete. 1986 NCAA I-AA Tournament In 1986, the Hens returned to the I-AA playoff field as winners of their first Yankee Conference championship. The quest started with promise Thanksgiving weekend in sunny Williamsburg, Va. where Delaware avenged a mid-season 24-18 loss to William & Mary by pounding the Tribe 51-17 in a first-round game played at Cary Stadium. Delaware jumped to a 20-9 halftime lead on scoring runs by Gannon and Bob Norris and two Neil Roberts field goals. The Tribe points had all come off Steve Christie three field goals as the Hen defense frustrated the Tribe offense. Delaware scored on eight of nine second half possessions and finished the day with 519 yards of offense. Gannon had an outstanding day, completing 15 of 23 passes for 234 yards and rushing for three touchdowns. The season came to an abrupt end the following week in Delaware Stadium when an explosive Arkansas State, the No. 2 seed, ran up a record 646 yards in total offense on its way to a 55-14 win. Using their powerful Wishbone offense, they rushed for 518 yards and scored on their first four possessions for a 31-14 at the half. In all, four ASU runners ran for 80 or more yards. Delaware (9-4) picked up 421 yards of offense itself, but seemed snake-bit with three fumbles and an interception. "They may have been the best team to ever visit Delaware Stadium,”said Tubby Raymond. “The discouraging part is that we turned the ball over. I felt in many ways they never stopped us until it was too late. I'm not saying that we should have beaten them, but we could have made it a very respectable football game. It simply turned out to be a bad day at Black Rock." 1988 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens made a surprising return visit to the NCAA IAA playoffs. Surprising was the fact that the Hens started the year off 0-2 and were more geared to gaining back respectability than looking towards a playoff berth. What transpired over the next nine weeks was a total turnaround for the "never say die" Blue Hens. Six straight wins and a Yankee title-clinching win over Boston University set the stage. What followed was a disappointing 21-7 loss on Furman’s home turf in Greenville, SC in a game in which the outcome was separated only by a trio of big plays, none of which went the Hens' way. And what made the loss even more painful was the No. 5 seed Paladin’s subsequent march to the national title. Furman's first touchdown was set up by Delaware QB Dave Sierer's fumble at his own 32 on the Hens' first series. A threeyard scamper by QB Frankie DeBusk was followed by two Glenn Connally field goals that gave the Paladins a 13-7 halftime lead.

Tight end John Yergey's 19-yard TD reception from Sierer with 6:18 left in the half had put the No. 15 Hens on the board. In the fourth quarter, with the Hens still trailing by just six points, a major scoring opportunity was squandered when Sierer was intercepted two plays after UD safety Bryan Bossard had recovered a Furman fumble at the Paladin 25. Then came the biggest blow. Furman TB John Bagwell followed with a 63-yard run and a one-yard touchdown dive with 12:07 left. "I thought we played a truly great game," said Tubby Raymond. "For the want of a couple of bounces we could have won the game...we would have won the game." 1991 NCAA I-AA Tournament No one could have predicted an end to a season that was more exciting, or more disappointing. The Hens (10-2) had entered the playoffs as the No. 4 seed, but bowed out in the opening round as No. 16 James Madison (93) scored on the first play of the second overtime period and then stopped the Hens inside the five-yard line to claim the 42-35 double overtime win at Delaware Stadium. Delaware spotted JMU a 21-7 lead before rallying with two fourth quarter scores to send the game into overtime. After neither team scored in the first overtime, JMU scored the game-winner on the first play of the second extra session as Kenny Sims scampered 25 yards for his third touchdown. On Delaware's possession, the Hens moved 19 yards to the two-yard line but on a fourth and one, Lanue Johnson fumbled a pitch and Tyrone Washington recovered to end the game. James Madison opened up a 21-7 halftime lead, but the Hens, who gained a season-high 536 yards on offense, battled back with 28 second half points to tie the score at 28-28, scoring the last 14 on a 37-yard end around by SE Keita Malloy with 9:45 left and sending the game into overtime on Johnson's 48-yard run with 5:14 to play.

The classic Wing-T quarterback, Bill Vergantino set numerous school records during his career and led the Blue Hens to NCAA I-AA playoff appearances in 1991 and 1992.

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Defense and leadership were the key components of Delaware’s march to the 1992 NCAA I-AA semifinals with captain and safety Dorrell Green leading the way.

"I wanted to win this game so bad," said Vergantino, who hit on 19 of 24 passes for 239 yards and rushed for 121 more. "We had such a great team, such great talent with so much commitment that it hurts like hell to lose. We'll never know how good we could have been.” 1992 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens second straight trip to the NCAA I-AA playoffs was a thrilling one, but one that fell just one game short of the national championship game. After winning their first ever outright Yankee Conference title, the No. 8 Blue Hens and their high-powered offense ran over the likes of Samford (Ala.) 56-21 and No. 1 ranked Northeast Louisiana 41-18 before eventual champion Marshall stopped the UD charge on their home turf in Huntington, WV, 217. The Hens opened at home vs. Samford and were dominating, scoring 21 points in the second and third quarters and rolling up a season-high 586 yards of offense. Daryl Brown ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Marcus Lewis scored on a 53 yard run and on a 53-yard pass to lead the effort. It was on to Monroe, LA for the Hens, who needed to get past No. 1 ranked Northeast Louisiana, a powerful team that featured four NFL draft picks, including 1,000-yard rushers Roosevelt Potts and Greg Robinson. But this chilly day belonged to the Blue Hens. Northeast Louisiana scored three minutes into the game but the Hens refused to be intimidated, scored four straight touchdowns, including a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown by Brian Quigg early in the second quarter, to control the game. When the dust cleared, the Hens were 41-18 winners and on to the NCAA semifinals. Next up was Marshall, site of the 1992 NCAA title game, where the Thundering Herd and their hostile fans were waiting. And if not for a stubborn virus that crept up the back of Bill

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Delaware’s all-time leading rusher, Daryl Brown ran the Blue Hens to the 1992 national semifinal game and gained 116 yards in a first round win over Samford.

Vergantino, the Hens might have made a return trip to Huntington the next week. Vergantino, who spent the day before the game sick in bed, gave a gutsy effort, leading the Hens to a 7-7 halftime tie. But he lasted just one series in the second half as the virus became to much to handle. Vergantino handed the reins over to Dale Fry, but the Hens could muster only 117 second half yards. Marshall broke the 7-7 deadlock on a 31-yard screen pass from Michael Payton to Glenn Pedro with 5:53 left in the third quarter and the Herd added two late touchdowns to end the Hens’ bid for their first NCAA title game appearance since 1982. 1993 NCAA I-AA Tournament Capping off a season that could only be described as mountainous the way it had ups and downs, the Blue Hens headed for the hills of Missoula for the first round of the playoffs against the Grizzlies of Montana on an 8-degree Saturday. The game followed the theme of the season as the teams combined for four touchdowns in the final 2:44. However, Montana’s Andy Larson missed an extra-point kick to provide the difference in the Hens’ 49-48 win. The fourth quarter began tied at 28-28 and lasted for all of one play as Scott Gurnsey caught his second touchdown pass of the day from Dave Dickenson. UD drove back and scored on a 3-yard run by Lanue Johnson. Montana opened the late scoring splurge with 2:44 left on another Dickinson touchdown pass. Following the kickoff, Johnson broke the first play for a 70yard scoring scamper to tie it at 42-42. Damon Boddie, not to be outdone, took the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for another touchdown. However, Larson hooked the PAT and left the door open for Leo Hamlett, a freshman inserted in the third quarter for starter Keith Langan, to find Keita Malloy from 32-yards out with 55 seconds left for the win. The following week Delaware travelled to the unfriendly

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confines of Huntington, WV to face the Marshall Thundering Herd. In one week, Delaware had gone from eight degrees and longjohns to 52 degrees and raincoats. Making only his second appearance since fracturing his clavicle at mid-season, senior quarterback Dale Fry came in to throw two fourth quarter touchdowns to rally Delaware to a 31-31 tie with 1:44 remaining. However, David Merrick’s 38-yard field goal with three seconds remaining gave Marshall a 34-31 win, and ousted the Hens from the playoffs for the second straight year.

But as 17,000 cowbell-ringing fans filled the warm night air, the Blue Hens’ 1995 season came to a quick halt. Quarterback Kerry Joseph tossed five touchdown passes, the Cowboy defense forced six turnovers, and McNeese returned two kickoffs for touchdowns to make quick work of the Blue Hens. The Hens held slight edges in first downs (20-19), total offense (428-425), and possession time, but three fumbles proved too costly. Leo Hamlett, hobbled by an ankle injury that forced him to leave the game twice, hit on 6 of 21 passes for 110 yards and threw three interceptions.

1995 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens made sure that their playoff absence in 1994 would be a brief one. Delaware returned to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years as the Hens rolled through the regular season, posting a perfect 8-0 Yankee Conference mark and suffering their only setback to I-A Navy. The Hens opened the playoffs against a talented No. 11 ranked Hofstra squad that was making its first ever I-AA playoff appearance. The game was a rematch from just a year earlier when the teams played to a 41-41 tie at Delaware Stadium. The players and the fans clamored for a rematch. They got one. But the rematch belonged to the No. 8 seed Blue Hens. Delaware jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead on two Kai Hebron scoring runs and never looked back in defeating a Hofstra team that turned the ball over four times after suffering only nine miscues the entire season. The Hens clinched the win on Paul Williams’ 100-yard interception return, a I-AA playoff record, with 1:47 left to play. It was then back to the Bayou for the Blue Hens with a quarterfinal tussle with top-ranked McNeese State (13-0) in Lake Charles, LA.

1996 NCAA I-AA Tournament The Blue Hens’ visit to the NCAA I-AA playoffs was a brief one. But then again, so was the visit for most teams when they met up against Marshall during the 1996 season. Delaware struggled late in the season, losing two of their final three regular season games after being ranked as high as sixth in the nation. The Hens barely squeezed into the post-season, earning an at-large bid and a No. 15 seed ranking. The reward was another visit to Huntington, WV and a Marshall team just one year shy of moving to the I-A level. The Hens ran into a buzzsaw on a cold day in West Virginia as a pair of I-A transfers, QB Eric Kresser (Florida) and SE Randy Moss (Florida State) worked their magic to the tune of a 59-14 victory over the Hens. Kresser threw for 449 yards and four touchdowns with the 65 speedster Moss hauling in eight passes for an NCAA I-AA playoff record 288 yards and three touchdowns. No. 1 ranked Marshall, which went on to dominate the field in the playoffs and win the title with a perfect 15-0 record, racked up 689 total yards, the most ever allowed by the Hens. Marshall jumped out to a 21-0 lead but the Hens rallied to cut the lead to 21-14 at halftime. Denis Hulme returned an interception 75 yards to set up a 33-yard scoring pass from Leo Hamlett to Eddie Conti and Brian Smith returned a fumble 65 yards to set up a seven-yard Hamlett to Conti score. But the second half belonged to Marshall as the Herd scored 24 third quarter points and never looked back. “This Marshall team was not a I-AA football team today,” said Delaware’s Tubby Raymond.

Freshman QB Leo Hamlett came off the bench to lead the Blue Hens to a thrilling 49-48 win over host Montana in an NCAA I-AA first round playoff game in 1993 (Photo by Bill Wood)

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1997 NCAA I-AA Tournament The 1997 University of Delaware football team was one that got every ounce of effort from every member of the team. Lacking any “superstars” and having to overcome the loss of standouts Eddie Conti and Dale Koscielski to season-ending knee injuries in the third game of the year, the well-balanced Blue Hens almost pulled out their first national title since 1979. If not for a last second game-winning 31-yard field goal by McNeese State’s Shonz LaFrenz in the semifinals at Delaware Stadium, the Hens were poised for a trip to the I-AA title game in Chattanooga, TN. The No. 4 seeded Blue Hens began their playoff journey with a rematch against a Hofstra team they had defeated 38-17 in the opening round of the playoffs back in 1995. The Blue Hens managed just 276 total yards, but the special teams unit was there to bail them out. Delaware jumped out to a


24-0 lead, setting up scores when the Hens tackled Hofstra punter David Ettinger at his own 13-yard line and when Brian Smith blocked a punt that Jamie Belle took into the end zone for a score. The Dutchmen, who entered the game averaging 34.8 points and 453.9 yards per game, were held out of the end zone until the second half when All-American QB Giovanni Carmazzi (33 of 61 for 276 yards) hit Bryan Kish for two touchdown passes. Next up for the Hens was a young Georgia Southern team that came north to Delaware with one of the nation’s most dangerous running attacks. But again, the Delaware defense put the clamps down, holding the Eagles to just 296 totals yards and a late touchdown. Sean Leach kicked three field goals to give the Hens a 9-0 lead and freshman QB Matt Nagy, subbing for injured starter Brian Ginn, led the Blue Hens to the win. Defensively, LB Ralph D’Angelo had 19 tackles and keyed a unit that made two big goal line stands in the second half. The Georgia Southern advanced Delaware to the national semifinals for the first time since 1982. It was a classic battle in the early afternoon chill at Delaware Stadium that ended with No. 6 seed McNeese State winning 23-21 on a field goal with five seconds left to play. The Cowboys, who lost to Youngstown State in the I-AA final the following week, converted a fourth and one at their own 48yard line on a pass from Blake Prejean to Chris Fontenot with 1:44 left to play to keep the winning drive alive. McNeese had built a 17-7 lead but the Hens rallied as Nagy, hit Craig Cummings on a 33-yard scoring pass and then put the Hens up 21-17 with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Greg McGraw five minutes into the final quarter. LaFrenz cut the lead to 21-20 with his second field goal, a 31yarder, with 6:14 left to play. But the Hens’ next drive netted just 14 yards, giving McNeese one more chance. One of many chances they took advantage of during the day. “I’m going to have nightmares for a while,” said All-American linebacker Brian Smith. “That was just too close.....” 2000 NCAA I-AA Tournament The rallying cry for the 2000 Delaware team was redemption. After two “disappointing” 7-4 seasons that resulted in consecutive post-season snubs in 1998 and 1999, a veteran Blue Hen unit was aching not only to get back into the NCAA I-AA tournament, but to win the whole thing. Led by a veteran cast that featured four All-Americans and two outstanding captains in linebacker Brian McKenna and halfback Craig Cummings, the Blue Hens almost pulled it off. After two lopsided home playoff victories over Portland State and local nemesis Lehigh, the Hens earned the chance to take on defending national champion Georgia Southern in the semifinals. But while the defense did its job, holding the powerful Eagle running attack in check most of the day and recovering four Georgia Southern fumbles, the usually reliable UD offense could not take advantage. Four times the Hens were stopped inside the GSU 20-yard line, twice on blocked field goal attempts. The result was a 27-18 Georgia Southern win, vaulting the Eagles into the finals where they downed Montana for their second straight national title. The Blue Hens, behind the nation’s No. 2 scoring offense and a veteran defense that posted three shutouts, cruised through the

regular season with a 10-1 mark and took the No. 2 seed heading into the post-season. In the opening round, the Hens hosted high-scoring Big Sky runner-up Portland State, a former NCAA Division II power that was making its I-AA playoff debut. Delaware, which piled up an incredible 620 yards of total offense, broke out to a 21-0 lead and cruised to the 49-14 win. Quarterback Matt Nagy threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and the Hens rambled for 357 yards rushing as four different players picked up 60 or more yards on the afternoon. The Vikings, who entered the game averaging 35.6 points and 433.3 yards per game, were held way below their averages. Walter Payton Award candidate Chip Dunn, who had rushed for 1,792 yards during the regular season, was held to just 53 yards on the ground. The quarterfinal game brought an intriguing matchup with Lehigh, a long-time bitter rival of the Hens and a team that had ruined Delaware’s playoff chances with a 42-35 victory at Delaware Stadium a year earlier. The Patriot League champion Mountain Hawks were 31-7 first round winners over Western Illinois, fueled by resentment of the NCAA Tournament committee over having to travel for a first round playoff game despite a perfect 11-0 record. A quarterfinal win over Atlantic 10 champion Delaware would further Lehigh’s claim for well-earned national respect. But the Blue Hens would have none of it. In another explosive offensive assault, Delaware overcame an early 10-7 deficit by scoring 40 unanswered points for a 47-22 victory. Nagy threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yard bomb to Jamin Elliott, as the Hens piled up 472 total yards. The Delaware defense held Lehigh to 323 total yards, forced four turnovers, and tackled quarterback Brant Hall in the end zone for a third-quarter safety to solidify the effort. The Hens led 47-10 before Lehigh scored two fourth quarter touchdowns.

Senior captain Brian McKenna was the heart and soul of the Delaware defense in 2000, leading the Hens to the national semifinals (UD Photo Services)

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The win moved the Hens into a home semifinal game for the second time in four years. And while the result, a 27-18 setback, was not nearly as shocking as the 1997 loss to McNeese State, it still hurt just as much. Georgia Southern All-American and 2000 Walter Payton Award runner-up Adrian Peterson ran for 198 yards and Andre Weathers carried four times for 122 yards to lead the Eagles to the win and to yet another national title. After Georgia Southern took a 21-10 lead into halftime, the Delaware defense clamped down on the Eagle offense in the second half, forcing four fumbles and giving the UD offense plenty of good field position. Unfortunately, four trips inside the GSU 20-yard line resulted in zero points. The Eagles blocked two Scott Collins field goals and record-setting kicker was wide on a third attempt. Delaware’s Butter Pressey cut the lead to 21-18 with a oneyard scoring run with 2:34 left in the third quarter, but that was all the Hens could muster. Georgia Southern sewed up the win with two short fourth quarter field goals by Scott Shelton to end the Hens’ hopes. 2003 NCAA I-AA Tournament NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Delaware won its first National Championship in 24 years and its first as a member of NCAA Division I-AA in 2003. It might as well, however, been in the I-A system with the way the Blue Hens “bowled” over the competition, outscoring the opposition, 149-23. In the opener, Delaware disposed of Southern Illinois quickly, blasting the Salukis for 27 points in first quarter. Southern Illinois, which came into the game feeling slighted by being sent to face the No. 2 seeded Blue Hens after anticipating a first round home game, committed six turnovers and had a punt blocked. Less than 12 minutes into the game, SIU found itself down 20-0. However, it got worse two minutes later when Sean Bleiler jumped on a blocked punt in the end zone to cap the first quarter scoring. On the day, SIU’s two-headed rushing attack of M. Abdulqaadir and Tom Koutsos were both held in check, combining for 116 yards rushing. However, Delaware’s duo of Germaine Bennett (116) and Antawn Jenkins (99) combined for more than 200 yards on the ground. In the quarterfinals, Delaware fans earned their tickets to see a football game. A major winter storm blanketed Newark with more than eight inches of snow Friday and into Saturday morning. Delaware’s defense took advantage of the dome-home Northern Iowa squad, holding it to just 164 total yards. Meanwhile Bennett and Jenkins combined for 217 yards and four tochdowns on the ground for Delaware as the Blue Hens blasted Northern Iowa, 37-7, disposing of a Gateway Conference foe for the second straight week. In the semifinal round, it was Bennett’s biggest day as a Blue Hen. The 5-8 senior rushed for a career-high 186 yards, notching his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing game and breaking Daryl Brown’s single-season rushing record in the process. A Wofford option-attack that came in as the fifth-best rushing team in the nation, averaging 268 yards a game, managed just over half of that against Delaware (136). Wofford’s lone touchdown of the day came as time expired. In making its first title game appearance since 1982,

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The University of Delaware won its sixth national title in 2003, its first championship since 1979. The Blue Hens defeated Colgate, 40-0, recording the first-ever shutout in the NCAA I-AA National Championship Game. The championship was Delaware’s first as a NCAA I-AA member. From left to right during the postgame celebration are Bryan Tingle, Rick Lavelle and Mondoe Davis.

Delaware made it look easy in claiming its first crown since 1979. In an all too familiar scenerio, Delaware jumped out to a 20-0 lead after a Hall to David Boler TD pass on the first play of the second quarter and never looked back. Delaware pitched the first-ever shutout in a NCAA I-AA Championship Game, blanking Colgate, 40-0, and snapping the Big Red’s 21-game winning streak. Delaware, playing in front of a national ESPN-TV audience, held Colgate to just 46 yards on the ground for the game. The Big Red featured Walter Payton Award winning RB Jamaal Branch. However, Branch, who set the NCAA IAA single-season rushing record in 2003, got very little on the Delaware defense. He rushed for just 55 yards on 20 carries. His longest run of the night went for only eight yards. The thumping capped one of the most dominating playoff performances in NCAA Football history as Delaware never trailed in four playoff games. 2004 NCAA I-AA Tournament Delaware could not succssfully defend its 2003 national championship, but it came pretty darn close before falling in excruciating fashion. The Blue Hens won their final two regular season games to qualify for the tournament, and opened the playoffs with a 28-14 win over Patriot League opponent Lafayette at Delaware Stadium. Delaware took the early lead by driving 66 yards on its opening drive of the game, and Omar Cuff scored on a one-yard run with 8:22 left in the first quarter to put the Blue Hens up 7-0. The Leopards, who were making their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, tied the game in the second quarter on a three-yard touchdown pass, but Sonny Riccio scored on a twoyard run to cap a 77-yard drive as the Blue Hens took a 13-7 lead into halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, Lafayette took its first lead of the game four minutes into the final period when Joe McCourt scored from one yard out to put the Leopards up 14-13.

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However Delaware rallied to regain the lead as Riccio capped a 76-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown run and then threw a two-point conversion pass to tight end Steve Selk to make it a 2114 game with 6:26 left. Lafayette then mounted what appeared to be the game-tying drive as Brad Maurer hit Chad Walker for 24 yards on a fourth and 21 play to move to the Delaware 12 yard line. However two plays later, Maurer swept to the right and was hit by Delaware’s Sidney Haugabrook and Mondoe Davis. The ball popped out and Garron Bible picked it up and ran 87 yards untouched down the Delaware sideline for a touchdown to preserve the victory. The Blue Hens seemed to carry the momentum of that win into the following week’s quarterfinal game at William & Mary, as Delaware took a 31-10 lead into the final quarter. Cuff opened the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown run just three and a half minutes into the game, and following a Tribe touchdown, Cuff found the end zone again from five yards out as Delaware took a 14-7 advantage into the second quarter. Riccio hit David Boler for a 58-yard score only 30 second into the period to put Delaware up 14, and after a field goal by William & Mary’s Greg Kuehn, Brad Shushman nailed a 31-yard field goal and Riccio again hit Boler on a 15-yard touchdown pass to give the Blue Hens a 21-point cushion heading into the half. Delaware appeared to have the game in hand following a scoreless third quarter, but the Tribe scored three touchdowns in the fourth, the final one on a 15-yard pass from Lang Campbell to Joe Nicholas with 1:56 left, to force overtime. Delaware opened the scoring in the first overtime period when Justin Long caught a kneeling seven-yard scoring strike from Riccio on a pass that was tipped, but the Tribe answered to knot the score at 38-38 on Campbell’s two-yard toss to Nicholas. William & Mary took the ball first in the second overtime and scored on a nine-yard run by Jon Smith, but Kuehn then missed his first extra point of the season to open the door for the Blue Hens.

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However Delaware could not take advantage despite a 19yard pass to the nine yard line from Riccio to Boler that gave the Blue Hens a first down. A run for no yards and three incomplete passes followed, including one to a diving Boler in the end zone to end the game. 2007 NCAA I FCS TOURNAMENT NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP From a historic first-ever meeting between Delaware and Delaware State and the media frenzy that surrounded it, to the successful road trips and comeback victories at Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois, the 2007 post-season had it all. Not even a 49-21 loss to three-time defending national champion Appalachian State in the nationl title game could put a damper on one of the most thrilling seasons in Delaware history. Despite losing their final two regular season games, the Blue Hens still earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament, becoming one of an NCAA record five teams from the Colonial Athletic Association to advance. And it was Delaware that managed to last the longest. Most experts thought that if both Delaware and Delaware State qualified for the post-season, the teams would meet in the first round. And that is exactly what transpired. The game drew national media attention as the two teams, just 45 minutes away from each other, met for the first time on the gridiron. With a national live ESPN audience on hand and an enthusiastic Delaware Stadium post-season record crowd of 19,765 in the house, the game was over quickly. Delaware scored three quick touchdowns in the first quarter on the way to a 30-0 lead at the break and never looked back in posting a 44-7 victory, snapping the Hornets’ eight-game win streak. Omar Cuff rushed for a school-record 288 yards and scored four touchdowns and Delaware’s defense held Delaware State to just 144 total yards and forced three turnovers for the victory. The win earned the Hens a trip to the Midwest and a quarterfinal date with an undefeated Northern Iowa team that earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament. While a snowstorm raged outside, the Blue Hens were having their own problems inside the UNI Dome. Delaware could barely hear, or think, due to the crowd roar inside the cavernous facility, and quickly fell behind 10-0 in the first quarter. But they soon recovered in the second stanza as Joe Flacco threw touchdown passes to Mark Duncan and Robbie Agnone and Erik Johnson scooped up a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown for proved to be the big play in the game. Delaware took a 19-13 lead into halftime, and after falling behind 20-19 in the third quarter, rallied again in the second half behind a short Cuff touchdown in the third quarter and two long field goals by AllAmerican Jon Striefsky for a 37-29 victory. After the snowstorm stranded the team in Iowa for an extra two days, it was home to Delaware for a few days and right back on the road to Illinois for the Blue Hens. A semifinal matchup with No. 3 seed Southern Illinois greeted the Hens, who had met the Salukis before in the post-season when they overpowered SIU on the way to the national title. Although it looked like revenge would be in the cards for the Salukis on a misty night in Carbondale, the Hens had other ideas. Southern Illinois jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but Delaware’s comeback kids struck once again. Flacco threw short touchdown


Senior free safety Garron Bible returned a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown to clinch the 28-14 win over Lafayette in the first round of the 2004 NCAA I-AA playoffs (Photo by Bob Burleigh)

passes to Agnone in the second quarter and to Kervin Michaud in the third to give the Blue Hens a 14-10 lead. Southern Illinois later tied the game at 17-17 on an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Craig Turner, but Striefsky converted a 24-yard field goal with 6:58 left to play for what proved to be the winning points. Freshman CB Anthony Walters picked off a pass in the final minutes to preserve the 20-17 victory and send the Hens back to the national championship game. A trip to the national championship game was a great reward for the Hens, but this time, a comeback would not be in the cards. Two-time national champion Appalachian State, owner of an stunning early-season triumph at Michigan, was just too much to handle. The Mountaineers jumped out to a 28-7 halftime lead and never looked back in piling up 556 total yards and posting the 4921 victory. Flacco threw for 334 yards, but could manage only a second-quarter touchdown pass to Mark Duncan. “We lost to a great football team today,” said Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler, who lost for just the second time in 10 NCAA FCS post-season appearances. “We didn’t make some plays early and things just steamrolled from there. Whatever went wrong for us tonight was because of Appalachian State. They are a deserving national champion.” 2010 NCAA I FCS TOURNAMENT NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP Delaware dominated for the majority of its post-season run, before a late comeback by Eastern Washington in the FCS National Championship Game dashed the Blue Hens’ hopes for a seventh national title. After receving a bye during the first round, Delaware was matchup by with Lehigh during the second round. Although the Mountain Hawks stayed with the Blue Hens for the first quarter and a half, UD eventually pulled away on the strength of four unanswered touchdowns. Lehigh trailed by just a point at 14-13 following a field goal

with 7:47 remaining in the second quarter, but Pat Devlin connected with Chris Campbell from the 1-yard line to put Delaware up eight at the half. The Blue Hens then put the game away in the third quarter when Devlin hit Crosby for a 38-yard score, David Hayes scored from 16 yards out, and Nihja White hauled in a 20-yard scoring strike. Devlin, who also fired a touchdown pass to Mark Schenauer, connected on four TD passes and threw for 256 yards on the day. Delaware remained home the following Friday night, when the Blue Hens faced CAA rival New Hampshire on a chilly night at Delaware Stadium before a national television audience. The Wildcats entered the contest with an outstanding offense that had scored at least 28 points in six of their last seven games, but the Blue Hen defense shut down UNH all night as UD grinded out a 16-3 victory. The Wildcats opened the scoring with a field goal late in the first quarter, before a Mike Perry field goal with three mintues left in the second evened the game at 3-3 heading into halftime. The Blue Hens took the lead when Devlin hit White with a 24-yard touchdown pass, while Schenauer haule din a 9-yard scoring strike early in the fourth quarter to give UD a two-score cushion. That would be plenty of support for the UD defense, while held the Wildcats to just 237 yards and a pair of third-down conversions. The Hens also recorded three sacks and forced the game’s only turnover when Anthony Walters picked off a pass at the Delaware 9-yard line with 5:47 to play. The Delaware defense was again the story during the FCS Semifinal against Georgia Southern, forcing four Eagles turnovers as the Blue Hens posted a 27-10 victory to advance to the championship game. Georgia Southern appeared poised to take the lead on its opening possession, but the Eagles fumbled on the 1-yard line as the game remained scoreless. Delaware struck first early in the second quarter on a six-yard touchdown pass from Devlin to Schenauer, while a field goal by Perry gave the Blue Hens a 10-0

Linebacker Erik Johnson, who dominated on defense for the Blue Hens throughout the 2007 NCAA playoffs, celebrates after returning a recovered fumble 55 yards for a touchdown during the first half of Delaware’s quarterfinal win over Northern Iowa. (Photo by Mark Campbell)

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Running back David Hayes scored on a seven-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the Blue Hens’ 27-10 victory over Georgia Southern in the 2010 NCAA FCS Semifinals. (Photo by Mark Campbell)

advantage at the half. The Eagles got on the board with a field goal three minutes into the third quarter, but Devlin found Philip Thaxton for a 24yard scoring strike to make it a 17-3 game. Georgia Southern pulled within seven with a six-yard run by Robert Brown, but just a minute and a half later Delaware answered back on a sevenyard scamper by Hayes. Anthony Bratton paced the UD defense with 14 tackles, Paul Worrilow added 12 tackles and two forced fumbles, and Chris Morales recovered two fumbled including the one on the goal line early in the contest. Delaware then had a three-week break until the championshp game in Frisco, Tex., but the layoff did not seem to bother the Blue Hens. Pierce scored on a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to put UD in front, and although the extra point was blocked, two second quarter field goals by Perry gave Delaware a 12-0 lead at the break. The Blue Hens continued to dominate in the third quarter, as Hayes scored from one yard out to put UD up 19 with 7:12 left in the stanza. However Eastern Washington’s high-powered offense would respond, as Bo Levi Mitchell found Brandon Kaufman for a 22yard touchdown late in the third to put the Eagles on the board. EWC continued to rally in the fouth quarter, as Mitchell connected with Nicholas Edward for a 9-yard strike to make it a 19-14 game. Following a controversial spot on a fourth down play on the Eagles’ next possession, Mitchell hit Kaufman again for an 11yard score, putting EWU in front 20-19 with 2:47 remaining. Delaware had a final chance and moved the ball to the Eagles’ 39-yard line, but on fourth and 10 Devlin’s completion to Schenauer fell one yard short of the marker, giving the Eagles the victory and the championship. By Kevin Tresolini, 1979 University of Delaware Sports Information Updated by UD Office of Athletic Media Relations each season

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elaware Stadium, one of the finest football facilities in the country at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level and home of the 2003 National Champion Blue Hen football team, begins its 61st season of action in 2012. Erected in 1952 and enlarged prior to the 1964, 1970, 1972 and the 1975 seasons, the 22,000-seat stadium is the largest in the Colonial Athletic Association and one of the largest in the nation in FCS football. Delaware Stadium also underwent extensive renovations in 1992-1993. The stadium’s grass surface received a new drainage/irrigation system and new bleachers were installed in the East and West grandstands and the North End Zone. The grass surface was replaced in the spring of 2007. In December, 2009, the grass was removed and a synthetic FieldTurf was installed by Clark Companies of New Delhi, N.Y., one of the nation’s leaders in turf installation. Both Blue Hen men’s lacrosse teams now also play their home games in Delaware Stadium. Delaware celebrated the 50th anniversary of the facility in 2002, producing a poster and recognizing players from the first Blue Hen teams (1952-55) to play in Delaware Stadium as part of an Oct. 5 ceremony. Another highlight of the 2002 campaign came in the season-opening win over Georgia Southern Aug. 29 when the Delaware Stadium playing surface was dedicated as Tubby Raymond Field, recognizing Delaware’s College Football Hall of Fame head coach who retired following the 2001 season after compiling 300 victories in 36 seasons. Raymond was on hand to pass the football off to new head coach K.C. Keeler prior to the game. Most of the team captains from Raymond’s 36 teams were also in attendance to celebrate the evening. The 22,000-seat stadium received a new look prior to the 2000 season as eight poles of permanent broadcast-quality lights were installed by Musco Lighting. In addition, the South End Zone bleachers were also replaced. As part of the new bleachers, the Blue Hen football team now enters Delaware Stadium from a brick runway underneath the stands directly behind the goalposts on gameday. The team’s smoke-filled exit from the tunnel through the giant UD helmet onto Raymond Field through a gauntlet of Blue Hen Marching Band members lining the field is one of the highlights of football Saturdays at Delaware Stadium. A plaque which lists the accomplishments of past Blue Hen football teams along with a football hangs from the runway. A new tradition was started in 2000 as Delaware players jump up to touch the plaque before entering the field. The largest Delaware Stadium crowd was the 23,619 spectators that watched the Blue Hens host Temple, Oct. 27, 1973. Temple won that game 31-8. Since the stadium opened, Delaware has drawn 22,000 or more fans 57 times, including a seasonhigh 22,075 fans Sept. 9, 2000 vs. The Citadel in the first night game under the new lights. Delaware Stadium attendance records have consistently been broken over the last several years as the Blue Hens drew an average of 22,280 fans during the 2004 regular season, breaking the previous mark of 21,163 set in 2003. Delaware’s home attendance average of 19,019 during the 2011 season ranked seventh among all NCAA FCS institutions. Delaware was the only school at the NCAA FCS level to average over 20,000 fans for regular season games from 1999 through 2010. Delaware Stadium had drawn at least 20,000 fans in 44 straight regular season games prior to the 2009 home finale against Hofstra. Delaware Stadium opened November 15, 1952, with the Blue Hens edging past Lafayette, 13-12, on two touchdowns by halfback Kenny Reith on a cold and rainy afternoon. Entering the 2012 season, the Blue Hens have played 376 games in Delaware Stadium – posting ’s 60 m, early 19 Delaware Stadiu a record of 283-89-4, a winning percentage of .758 over 60 seasons. The Blue Hens are 20-5 in 25 NCAA playoff games played at Delaware Stadium, including a 2-1 mark during the 1997 and 2000 seasons and a perfect 3-0 mark in 2003 when the Hens easily downed Southern Illinois, Northern Iowa, and Wofford on the way to the national championship game. In 2004 Delaware defeated Lafayette, 28-14, in the first round of the NCAA I-AA playoffs, while in 2007 the Blue Hens defeated Delaware State, 44-7, in the first ever matchup between the state’s two FCS teams. In 2010 Delaware rolled past Lehigh, New Hampshire and Georgia Southern by a combined score of 85-33 to again reach the NCAA FCS championship game. The stadium is at the center of the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex that includes the $20.5 million

Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium (middle), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002, sits in the heart of the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex. At top right is the Bob Hannah Stadium for baseball, at middle right is Delaware Mini Stadium (soccer and track), Fred P. Rullo Stadium (lacrosse and field hockey) is at bottom next to the Bob Carpenter Center. Delaware Stadium has been the home of the Delaware football program since 1952. The Hens average nearly 22,000 fans for each regular season home football game and are the only school in NCAA FCS to average over 20,000 fans each of the last 12 seasons.

Bob Carpenter Center, a 5,000-seat multi-purpose facility south of the stadium that opened in August, 1992, and the $3.3 million Fred P. Rullo Jr. Stadium, a 2,000-seat lighted ActionTurf field which opened in September, 1998. The Blue Hen field hockey team plays its home games at Rullo Stadium, which played host to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South Senior Men’s Lacrosse All-Star Game in June, 2000 as well as the U.S. Men’s Lacrosse Team tryouts in 2001. In addition, local high schools play field hockey and lacrosse games at Rullo Stadium as do several area colleges. The Carpenter facility, named in honor of UD’s longtime trustee and supporter, houses the Blue Hen football and basketball programs as well as offices, the Chuck Hall Memorial Weight Room, athletic training facilities for the football program, and a VIP center with a view to Delaware Stadium. The Nelson athletic complex is named in honor of David M. Nelson, Delaware’s longtime football coach, athletic director, and dean who passed away in 1992. The BCC served as home to the NBA Philadelphia 76ers basketball club pre-season training camp in the fall of 1995 and 1996. The University of Delaware athletic complex also includes 360-by-180-foot Delaware Field House, eight athletic fields - including 2,000-seat Bob Hannah Stadium, the Delaware Softball Field, the $4.5 million Ice Skating Science Development Center featuring two full-sized ice rinks, and an outdoor swimming pool. The Delaware Mini-Stadium, located just east of Delaware Stadium, includes a grass field for soccer and a quarter-mile all-weather track. The new track was installed in 2000 along with permanent lights. Two lighted football practice fields as well as the Delaware Field House Tennis Courts are part of the complex. New lights were installed on the practice field prior to the 2001 season. The newest facility, an addition to the Bob Carpenter Center that will include practice gyms for the basketball and volleyball squads, will be completed during the fall of 2011. Delaware Stadium's outstanding facilities earned its selection as the host site for the 1984 and 1986 Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship games and for two NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament first

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round games in May, 2002. Other events held in the stadium include the annual Blue-Gold Delaware High School Football All-Star game and University of Delaware graduation ceremonies. Delaware Stadium has been the site of the BlueGold All-Star game every year since the game was instituted in the 1950’s. The last 16 Delaware Blue-Gold High School All-Star games, held annually in late June and featuring the top players in the state, have been played at night. Delaware Stadium hosted its first collegiate night game (using portable lights) Aug. 31, 1991 when the Hens defeated rival West Chester 28-0 in the Texaco Star Classic. Delaware has hosted 23 night games all-time, posting an impressive record of 20-3. The Blue Hens played their first ever night playoff game on Dec. 10 when Delaware defeated New Hampshire, 16-3, in front of a national television audience. Delaware Stadium will host one night game in 2012, the home opener on Thursday, August 30 vs. West Chester.

DELAWARE STADIUM ATTENDANCE RECORDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Temple ....................................................Oct. 27, 1973 ....................................23,619 Navy ........................................................Sept. 9, 1985 ....................................23,110 Navy ........................................................Nov. 14, 1987 ..................................23,100 William & Mary ........................................Oct. 18, 1986 ....................................23,045 Colgate ....................................................Nov. 19, 1977 ..................................23,019 Connecticut ..............................................Nov. 7, 1992 ....................................22,911 Villanova ..................................................Nov. 20, 2010 ..................................22,891 Maine ......................................................Oct. 28, 1989 ....................................22,805 Lehigh......................................................Oct. 3, 1981 ......................................22,784 Towson ....................................................Sept. 11, 2004 ..................................22,782 New Hampshire ........................................Sept. 2, 2004 ....................................22,727 Villanova ..................................................Nov. 1, 1980 ....................................22,680 Bucknell ..................................................Nov. 18, 1972 ..................................22,648 Maine ......................................................Nov. 2, 1991 ....................................22,601 Temple ....................................................Oct. 30, 1971 ....................................22,582 Rhode Island ............................................Oct. 16, 2010 ....................................22,576 Northern Michigan....................................Oct. 18, 1980 ....................................22,555 Lehigh......................................................Sept. 10, 2005 ..................................22,537 West Chester ............................................Sept. 8, 2007 ....................................22,495 Temple ....................................................Sept. 19, 1981 ..................................22,379 West Chester ............................................Sept. 17, 2005 ..................................22,331 West Chester ............................................Sept. 9, 2006 ....................................22,329 New Hampshire ........................................Oct. 5, 1991 ......................................22,304 Massachusetts ..........................................Oct. 22, 1988 ....................................22,301 Maine ......................................................Oct. 28, 1995 ....................................22,293

DELAWARE STADIUM ALL-TIME RECORDS Punting

Rushing Longest Rushing Play ..................................................................................................................97 yards Pat Williams (Delaware) vs. West Chester, 9-9-95 Most Attempts ...................................................................................................................................... 44 Marcel Shipp (Massachusetts), 10-23-99 Most Net Yards .................................................................................................................................. 272 Daryl Brown (Delaware) vs. Northeastern, 10-29-94 Passing Longest Pass Play........................................................................................................................ 95 yards Darryl Coulter-Mike Holston (Morgan State), 9-27-80 Most Completed Passes ...................................................................................................................... 39 Brett Gordon (Villanova), 11-23-02 Most Passes Attempted ...................................................................................................................... 65 Ryan Day (New Hampshire), 11-4-00 Most Yards Gained Passing .............................................................................................................. 482 John Marzo (Colgate), 11-18-79 Most Passes Intercepted........................................................................................................................ 5 Greg Farland (Rhode Island), 9-7-85

Longest.......................................................................................................................................... 82 yards Bill Laughlin (UD) vs. Bucknell,11-19-66; Tim Healy (UD) vs. Boston University, 11-21-87 Most Punts ............................................................................................................................................ 16 John Borresen (UD) vs. Bucknell, 11-22-52 Returns Longest Punt Return.................................................................................................................... 85 yards Eddie Conti vs. Northeastern, 10-3-98 Longest Kickoff Return.............................................................................................................. 100 yards Maurice Burton (Morgan State), 9-24-77 Longest Interception Return .................................................................................................... 100 yards Paul Williams (UD) vs. Hofstra, 11-25-95; Ricardo Walker (UD) vs. Villanova, 11-18-00 Most Interceptions.................................................................................................................................. 3 8 times - last, Allante Harrison (Towson) vs. Delaware, 9-11-04 Touchdowns Most Touchdowns .................................................................................................................................. 5 Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra), 11-12-94

Receiving Most Receptions.................................................................................................................................... 14 Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra), 11-12-94 Most Yards Gained Receiving............................................................................................................ 295 Wayne Chrebet (Hofstra), 11-12-94 Field Goals Longest.......................................................................................................................................... 53 yards Steve Leo (UD) vs. Richmond, 11-16-91 Most Field Goals...................................................................................................................................... 3 11 times - last, Zach Hobby (Delaware) vs. West Chester, 9/9/06

Team Records Most Points ........................................................................ 84, Delaware over West Chester, 84-0, 9-23-00 Most Points by an Opponent ......................................................59, Maine over Delaware, 59-56 (2 OT), Most First Downs ....................................................................42, Delaware vs. Baldwin-Wallace, 10-6-73 Most Yards Rushing ............................................................................ 520, Delaware vs. Lehigh, 11-6-91 Most Yards Passing ..........................................................................482, Colgate vs. Delaware, 11-18-79 Most Total Yards ..................................................................................714, Delaware vs. Maine, 10-28-95 Fumbles Lost ..................................................................................8, West Chester vs. Delaware, 11-15-75 Delaware in Overtime Games ............................................................................................................4-4 ..........................................................................(last overtime game, UD def. Lehigh, 34-33 in OT 9/10/05)

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DELAWARE SEASON ATTENDANCE TOTALS (1964-2011) Year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964

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DELAWARE HOMECOMING

Total Home Att.

Regular Season Avg.

NCAA FCS Rank*

All Home Avg. (incl. playoff)

Total Away Att.

Total Attendance

114,111 177,526 124,497 129,653 150,573 152,773 133,060 147,385 188,947 121,145 102,518 171,291 122,229 114,942 126,329 98,502 121,310 95,804 114,526 118,454 113,904 104,702 115,879 105,235 116,690 125,455 134,511 127,842 138,803 136,456 138,034 137,394 165,654 155,265 133,228 134,339 151,697 149,363 114,222 113,283 113,828 98,625 82,983 54,052 49,372 43,395 41,866 43,490

19,018 20,684 20,750 21,609 21,801 21,825 21,176 22,280 21,163 20,257 20,504 21,154 20,372 19,157 17,317 16,417 18,003 15,967 16,361 16,922 19,800 17,450 19,313 17,539 19,448 18,906 19,215 15,980 17,350 17,857 19,719 19,628 19,664 19,009 19,032 17,392 18,939 19,112 19,037 18,881 18,971 16,438 13,830 10,810 9,874 10,848 10,466 8,698

7th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 5th *5th 2nd 4th 4th 7th 7th 6th 10th 12th 16th 18th 12th 9th 12th 6th 9th 7th 6th 9th 14th 11th -

19,018 17,753 20,750 21,609 18,429 21,825 21,176 21,055 18,895 20,257 20,504 19,032 20,372 19,157 15,791 16,417 17,330 15,967 16,361 14,807 18,984 17,450 19,313 17,539 19,448 17,922 19,215 15,980 17,350 17,057 19,719 19,628 18,406 17,251 19,032 16,792 18,939 18,670 19,037 18,881 18,971 16,438 13,830 10,810 9,874 10,848 10,466 8,698

68,568 47,221 68,895 104,823 102,946 28,046 36,273 79,350 59,476 54,287 46,907 39,918 43,084 57,711 35,027 83,440 77,595 45,208 55,421 100,542 70,730 54,890 38,191 73,578 43,565 73,041 44,372 25,829 27,947 72,331 46,411 59,513 44,083 62,900 32,300 62,877 27,912 96,813 73,053 44,106 43,372 58,479 38,031 64,910

182,679 (11 games) 237,774 (15 games) 193,392 (11 games) 234,476 (12 games) 276,529 (15 games) 180,819 (11 games) 169,333 (11 games) 226,735 (13 games) 248,423 (16 games) 175,832 (12 games) 149,425 (10 games) 211,209 (14 games) 134,779 (11 games) 172,653 (11 games) 161,356 (14 games) 101,084 (12 games) 198,905 (13 games) 141,112 (11 games) 169,947 (13 games) 218,996 (14 games) 184,634 (12 games) 159,592 (11 games) 154,070 (11 games) 178,813 (12 games) 160,255 (11 games) 198,496 (13 games) 178,883 (11 games) 153,671 (11 games) 166,750 (11 games) 208,787 (14 games) 184,445 (12 games) 196,907 (11 games) 209,737 (14 games) 218,165 (14 games) 165,528 (10 games) 197,216 (12 games) 179,608 (11 games) 246,176 (14 games) 187,275 (12 games) 134,492 (10 games) 157,200 (11 games) 157,104 (11 games) 121,014 (11 games) 118,962 (11 games)

*Beginning in 2003, NCAA attendance rank included home playoff games.

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Year

Home Record

Year

Home Record

Year

Home Record

Year

Home Record

1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

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

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

5-0 5-1 5-1 5-1 6-0 5-1 8-0 5-3 5-2-1 5-1-1 9-0 8-1 6-1 5-2 8-0 2-6

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

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

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Totals

7-2 2-3 5-1 10-0 6-1 4-2 3-4 6-1 3-3 4-2 9-1 5-1 283-89-4

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Delaware will celebrate Homecoming 2012 on October 20 against Richmond. Delaware is 42-15 on Homecoming since the opening of Delaware Stadium, including a 31-4 mark vs. Yankee Conference/Atlantic 10/CAA schools. Below are recent Homecoming results: 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955

Richmond ............................................W 24-10 Towson ..................................................W 48-0 James Madison ......................................L 8-20 William & Mary ......................................L 3-27 Northeastern ......................................W 30-20 Hofstra..................................................W 10-6 Hofstra ..................................................L 6-10 Maine..................................................W 43-38 Rhode Island ......................................W 55-10 James Madison ..................................W 23-10 Hofstra................................................L 14-39 James Madison ..................................W 33-14 Lehigh ..................................................L 35-42 Northeastern ......................................W 27-20 William & Mary ....................................W 14-0 Northeastern ......................................W 24-14 Richmond ............................................W 15-0 Massachusetts......................................W 52-14 Maine..................................................W 21-19 Boston University ................................W 49-14 New Hampshire ....................................L 28-45 William & Mary ....................................L 12-22 Maine..................................................W 35-28 William & Mary ..................................W 38-35 Massachusetts......................................W 37-34 William & Mary ....................................L 18-24 Boston University ..................................W 21-0 Maine....................................................W 37-7 Massachusetts......................................W 16-13 Towson State ........................................W 51-7 Rhode Island ......................................W 35-15 Northern Michigan ..................................L 7-22 C.W. Post ............................................W 47-19 Maine....................................................W 48-0 Connecticut............................................W 28-0 VMI ........................................................L 6-10 Lehigh ..................................................L 23-35 New Hampshire ..................................W 34-10 Connecticut............................................W 35-7 Lafayette ..............................................W 27-0 Temple ................................................L 27-32 Lafayette............................................W 36-20 Temple ................................................W 33-0 Massachusetts ....................................W 28-23 Temple ................................................L 17-26 Lehigh ..................................................W 41-0 Gettysburg ............................................W 15-0 Lafayette ..............................................W 28-0 Gettysburg ..........................................W 64-18 Connecticut............................................W 34-0 Ohio University ....................................L 16-17 Lafayette..................................................L 0-3 New Hampshire ..................................W 50-12 Connecticut............................................W 28-0 New Hampshire ....................................W 59-6 Bucknell ..............................................W 26-17 New Hampshire ..................................W 20-18


1ST TEAM ASSOCIATED PRESS Hugh Bogovich................G ......................1942 Anthony Stalloni ..............T ......................1946 Don Miller......................QB......................1954 Mike Brown....................HB......................1963 Herb Slattery ..................T ......................1966 Conway Hayman ............G ......................1970 Gardy Kahoe..................HB......................1971 Joe Carbone ..................DE ......................1972 Ray Sweeney ..................G ......................1974 Jeff Komlo ....................QB......................1978 Herb Beck ......................G ......................1979 George Schmitt ..............CB ......................1982 Jeff Rosen ......................G ......................1985 Darrell Booker................LB ......................1986 James Anderson..............SE ......................1987 Mike Renna....................DE ......................1989 Warren McIntire..............FS ......................1991 Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998 Brian McKenna ..............LB ......................2000 Jeff Fiss ..........................C ......................2000 Jason Nerys ..................OL ......................2003 Andy Hall ......................QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson ..............DE ......................2003 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2007 Jon Striefsky ..................K ......................2007 1ST TEAM UNITED PRESS INTL. Gardy Kahoe..................HB......................1971 1ST TEAM UNIVERSAL SPORTS Paul Chesmore ................T ......................1963 Bill Armstrong ................HB......................1971 Gardy Kahoe..................HB......................1971 1ST TEAM CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN Yancy Phillips ..................T ......................1970 Bob Depew ....................DE ................1971-72 Ben Cross ......................DL ......................2004

Shawn Johnson ..............DE ......................2003 Sidney Haugabrook..........DB......................2004 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2007 Charles Graves................FS ......................2009 Gino Gradkowski............OG......................2011

Dennis Johnson 1ST TEAM AMERICAN FOOTBALL

1ST TEAM SPORTS NETWORK Mike Renna....................DE ......................1989 Warren McIntire..............FS ......................1991 Kenny Bailey ..................SS ......................1996 Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998 Jeff Fiss ..........................C ......................2000 Jason Nerys ..................OG......................2003 Shawn Johnson ..............DE ......................2003 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2007 Jon Striefsky ..................K ......................2007 Gino Gradkowski............OG......................2011 1ST TEAM USA TODAY/

COACHES ASSOCIATION

ESPN SPORTSTICKER

John Favero ..................LB ......................1969 Conway Hayman ............G ......................1970 Gardy Kahoe..................HB......................1971 Dennis Johnson ..............DT ......................1972 Jeff Cannon....................DT ......................1973 Ed Clark ........................LB ......................1974 Sam Miller......................DE ......................1975 Robert Pietuszka ............DB......................1976 Jeff Komlo ....................QB......................1978 Scott Brunner ................QB......................1979 Garry Kuhlman ..............OT ................1980-81 George Schmitt ..............CB ......................1982 Darrell Booker................LB ......................1986 Mike Renna....................DE ................1988-89 Warren McIntire..............FS ......................1991 Matt Morrill....................DE ................1992-93 Daryl Brown ..................FB ......................1994 Kenny Bailey ..................SS ......................1995 Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998 Brian McKenna ..............LB ......................2000

Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998

Hugh Bogovich 1ST TEAM COLLEGE SPORTS TV Andy Hall ......................QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson ..............DE ......................2003 Germaine Bennett ..........RB ......................2003 Jason Nerys ..................OG......................2003

1ST TEAM WALTER CAMP FOUNDATION Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998 Brian Cook ....................OL ......................1998 Jeff Fiss ..........................C ......................2000 Sidney Haugabrook..........DB......................2004 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2007 Mike Byrne ....................OL ......................2007 Charles Graves................FS ......................2009 1ST TEAM FOOTBALL GAZETTE Tom Bockius ..................OT ......................1990 Warren McIntire..............FS ......................1991 Kenny Bailey ..................SS ................1995-96

1ST TEAM I-AA.ORG Andy Hall ......................QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson ..............DE ......................2003 Jason Nerys ..................OG......................2003 1ST TEAM COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2007 Mike Byrne ....................OL ......................2007 Charles Graves ..............DB......................2008 Kheon Hendricks ............OL ......................2008 Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton ............SS ......................2010 Anthony Walters ............CB ......................2010 Andrew Pierce ................RB ......................2010 1ST TEAM PHIL STEELE Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY MAGAZINE Joe Flacco ......................QB......................2007 2ND TEAM ASSOCIATED PRESS

Herb Slattery

Conway Hayman

Garry Kuhlmann

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Jack Gallagher ................E ......................1949 Jim Zaiser ......................HB......................1955 Anthony Toto..................HB......................1957 Jack Turner ....................DB......................1959 Tom DiMuzio ..................QB......................1969 Dennis Johnson ..............DT ......................1972 Gary Bello......................LB ......................1976 Tony Glenn ......................C ......................1977 Herb Beck ......................OT ......................1978 John Morrison................OG......................1978 Scott Brunner ................QB......................1979 Tom Toner ......................OG......................1980 Garry Kuhlman ..............OT ......................1981

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3RD TEAM PHIL STEELE Anthony Bratton ............SS ......................2010 Shea Allard ....................OT ......................2011

Darrell Booker................LB ......................1985 Matt Morrill....................DE ......................1993 Sidney Haugabrook..........DB......................2004 Charles Graves ..............DB ................2008-09 Gino Gradkowski............OG......................2011

4TH TEAM PHIL STEELE Anthony Walters ............CB ......................2010

2ND TEAM CoSIDA HONORABLE MENTION

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sam Miller......................DE ......................1973 Tom James ....................HB......................1976 Paul Schweizer ..............LB ......................1976 Matt Smith ....................OG......................1994 Brett Veach ....................SE ......................2000 Ben Cross ......................DE ......................2003 Chris Mooney ................DL ......................2004 2ND TEAM SPORTS NETWORK Darrell Booker................LB ......................1986 Matt Morrill....................DE ......................1993 Matt Wildes ....................OT ......................1993 Shannon Trostle..............OG ................1994-95 Steve Archibald ..............OT ......................1995 Brian McKenna ..............LB ......................2000 Dan Mulhern ..................LB ......................2002 Andy Hall ......................QB......................2003 Sidney Haugabrook..........RS ......................2004 Mike Byrne ....................OL ......................2007 Charles Graves................FS ......................2009 2ND TEAM PHIL STEELE Gino Gradkowski ............OL ................2010-11 3RD TEAM ASSOCIATED PRESS Gerald Doherty ..............HB......................1946 Don Miller......................QB......................1953 Chuck Hall......................FB ......................1970 Nate Beasley ..................FB ......................1974 Matt Morrill....................DE ......................1992 Warren McIntire..............FS ......................1992 Daryl Brown ..................FB ......................1994 Kenny Bailey ..................SS ......................1996 Brian Smith ....................LB ......................1997 Mike Cecere ..................DE ......................2000

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Gardy Kahoe Matt Nagy......................QB......................2000 Dan Mulhern ..................LB ......................2002 Tom Parks ......................DL ......................2004 Mike Bryne ....................OL ......................2007 Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton ............SS ......................2010 Anthony Walters ............DB......................2010 3RD TEAM SPORTS NETWORK Kenny Bailey ..................SS ......................1995 Brian Smith ....................LB ......................1996 Dorrell Green..................SS ......................1997 Jim Stull ........................OT ......................1999 Mike Cecere ..................DE ......................2000 Matt Nagy......................QB......................2000 Chris Mooney ................DL ......................2004 Tom Parks ......................DL ......................2004 Omar Cuff......................HB......................2005 Joe Flacco ......................QB......................2007 Anthony Bratton ............SS ......................2010 Andrew Pierce ................RB ......................2010 3RD TEAM TEAMLINK.COM Jim Stull ........................OT ......................1999

James Anderson

Wm. "Red" Hogan ..........FB ................1940-41 Hugh Bogovich................G ......................1941 Paul Hart........................FB ......................1946 Walter Marusa ................G ......................1946 Jack Messick....................C ......................1946 Buck Thompson ..............E ......................1946 Bill Cole ........................HB......................1948 Tony Suravitch ................FB ................1958-59 Jack Turner ....................HB......................1958 Mark Hurm ....................C ......................1959 Mickey Heinecken............E ......................1959 Joe Purzycki ..................DB......................1969 Dennis Johnson ..............OT ......................1971 Tom Morin ....................C/G ....................1971 Bob Depew ....................DE ......................1972 Jeff Cannon....................OT ......................1973 Blair Caviness ................HB......................1973 Bill Cubit ........................SE ......................1974 Gene Fischi ....................OT ......................1974 Dave Fritz........................T ......................1976 Herb Beck ......................OT ......................1977 Bo Dennis ......................FB ......................1979 Mike Donnalley ..............C ......................1979 Vince Hyland ..................CB ......................1979 Guy Ramsey....................S ......................1979 Mike Wisniewski ............LB ......................1979 Jaime Young ..................TE ......................1979 Garry Kuhlman ..............OT ......................1980 Bill Maley ......................DB......................1980 Ed Braceland ..................OT ......................1981 Paul Brown ....................DE ......................1982 Peter Mill ........................C ......................1982 Rick Scully......................QB......................1982 Rick Titus ........................P ......................1982

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Mike Brown Chuck Brice ....................DT ......................1985 Vaughn Dickinson ..........DE ......................1985 Jamie Dyevich................OT ......................1986 Rich Gannon ..................QB......................1986 Ken Lucas ......................CB ......................1986 Joe McGrail ....................DT ......................1986 Jeff Modesitt ..................TE ......................1986 Bob Norris......................HB......................1986 Chris Coyne ....................C ......................1987 Mike Renna....................DE ......................1988 John Levelis ..................DE ......................1988 HONORABLE MENTION UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Jack Gallagher ................E ......................1949 Anthony Toto..................HB......................1957 Tony Suravitch ................FB ......................1958 HONORABLE MENTION AFCA Chuck Hall......................FB ......................1970

Andy Hall


HONORABLE MENTION SPORTS NETWORK Steve Archibald ..............OT ......................1994 Aaron Love ....................WR......................2007 Matt Marcorelle ..............DL ......................2007 Robbie Agnone ..............TE ......................2007 Kheon Hendricks ............OL ......................2007 Kheon Hendricks ............OL ......................2008 NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLAR Brian Farrell ....................T ......................1985 CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Barney Osevala..............DB......................1980 Jim Pawloski ..................DB......................1983 Brian Farrell ....................T ......................1984 Frank Dowd....................LB ......................1985 Neil Roberts ....................K ......................1986 Jason Slusser..................DE ................1993-94 Matt Smith ......................G ............1992-93-94 Marvell Scott ..................FB ......................1995 Geof Gardner ................LB ......................1996 Chris Nocco ....................OL ......................1998 Steve Ricco ....................FB ................1998-99 John Ahern ....................OL........1999-2000-01 Brett Veach ....................SE ........1999-2000-01 Dan Speciale ..................CB ......................2000 Jason Nerys ..................OG ................2001-03 Chris Mooney ................DT ................2002-04 Ben Cross ......................LB............2002-03-04 Joe Bleymaier................WR......................2003 Mark Moore ..................LB ......................2004 Tom Parks ......................DL ......................2005 Mike Byrne ....................OL ................2006-07 Mark Mackey ................WR......................2009 Trevor Mooney................TE ......................2009 Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 Mark Mackey ................WR......................2010 Zack Reed ......................TE ......................2010 Rob McDowell..................C ......................2011 Ethan Clark ....................DE ......................2011

ALL-EAST (ECAC) PLAYER OF THE YEAR Herb Slattery ..................T ......................1966 Joe Carbone ..................OT ......................1972 Scott Brunner ................QB......................1979 Leo Hamlett ..................QB......................1995 Joe Flacco ......................QB......................2007 Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 ALL-EAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Chuck Hall......................FB ......................1968 Vern Roberts ..................HB......................1972 Jeff Komlo ....................QB......................1976 Rich Gannon ..................QB......................1984 Bill Vergantino ..............QB......................1989 Sidney Haugabrook ........DB......................2001 Andrew Pierce ................RB ......................2010 1ST TEAM ALL-EAST Mike Brown....................HB......................1963 Tom Harrison ..................E ......................1963 Bill Hopkins....................HB......................1964 Manny Insua ..................G ......................1964 Herb Slattery ..................T ......................1966 John Favero ..................LB ................1968-69 Tom DiMuzio ..................QB......................1969 Chuck Hall......................FB ................1969-70 Conway Hayman ............G ......................1970 John Bush ......................DB......................1971 Gardy Kahoe..................HB......................1971 Rich Bell ..........................T ......................1972 Joe Carbone ..................OT ......................1972 Dennis Johnson ..............OT ......................1972 Jeff Cannon....................OT ......................1973 Jerry Castafero ..............DB......................1973 Cliff Gallira ....................G ......................1973 Blair Caviness ................HB......................1973 Sam Miller......................DT............1973-74-75 Nate Beasley..................HB ................1974-75 Gene Fischi ....................OT ......................1974 Ray Sweeney ..................G ......................1974 Greg Galeone ................LB ......................1975 Gary Bello......................LB ......................1976 Dave Fritz........................T ......................1976

Herb Beck ......................T ............1977-78-79 Tony Glenn ......................C ......................1977 Sam Dolente ..................DB......................1978 Vince Hyland..................DB ................1978-79 Jeff Komlo ....................QB......................1978 John Morrison ................G ......................1978 Scott Brunner ................QB......................1979 Bo Dennis ......................FB ......................1979 Mike Donnalley ..............C ......................1979 Brandt Kennedy ..............K ......................1979 Guy Ramsey ..................DB......................1979 Mike Wisniewski ............LB ......................1979 Jaime Young ..................TE ......................1979 Gary Kuhlman ................T ..................1980-81 Bill Maley ......................DB ................1980-81 Tom Toner........................T ......................1980 Ed Braceland ..................OT ......................1981 Paul Brown ....................OT ......................1982 Pete Mill..........................C ......................1982 George Schmitt ..............CB ......................1982 Darrell Booker................LB ................1985-86 Chuck Brice ....................OT ......................1985 Vaughn Dickinson ..........DE ......................1985 Jeff Rosen ......................T ......................1985 Rich Gannon ..................QB......................1986 Joe McGrail ....................OT ......................1986 Chris Coyne ....................C ......................1987 John Levelis ..................DE ......................1988 Mike Renna....................DE ................1988-89 Gene Vadas ....................P ..................1990-91 Curt Chastain ..................C ......................1991 Warren McIntire..............FS ................1991-92 Mark Hrubar ..................OT ......................1992 Matt Morrill....................DL ......................1993 Matt Wildes ....................T ......................1993 Daryl Brown ..................FB ......................1994 Leo Hamlett ..................QB......................1995 Steve Archibald................T ......................1995 Shannon Trostle ..............G ......................1995 Kenny Bailey ..................SS ......................1996 Brian Smith ....................LB ......................1997 Dorrell Green..................SS ......................1997 Ralph D’Angelo ..............LB ......................1997 Brian Cook ......................C ......................1997

Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998 Lamont Watson ..............LB ......................1998 Jim Stull ........................OT ......................1999 Brian McKenna ..............LB ......................2000 Jeff Fiss ..........................C ......................2000 Matt Nagy......................QB......................2000 Chris Phipps ..................OG......................2000 Dan Mulhern ..................LB ................2001-02 Jason Nerys ..................OL ......................2003 Andy Hall ......................QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson ..............DE ......................2003 Chris Mooney ................DL ......................2004 Tom Parks ......................DL ......................2004 Mondoe Davis ................LB ......................2004 Trip DelCampo................OL ......................2004 Tom Parks ......................DL ......................2005 Omar Cuff......................HB......................2005 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2007 Mike Byrne ....................OL ......................2007 Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton ............SS ......................2010 Andrew Pierce ................RB ......................2010 Gino Gradkowski ............OL ......................2010 2ND TEAM ALL-EAST Ken Lucas ......................CB ......................1986 Jeff Modesitt ..................TE ......................1986 Nick Bitsko......................G ......................1987 Dave Buchanan ..............C ......................1989 Steve Leo ........................K ......................1992 Daryl Brown ..................FB ......................1993 Ralph D’Angelo ..............LB ......................1995 Brian Smith ....................LB ......................1996 Chris Kumpon ..................T ......................1996 Brian Cook ......................C ......................1998 Dale Koscielski ..............DB......................1998 Mike Cecere ..................DE ............1999-2000 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-EAST Don Miller......................QB......................1954 Tom Redfield ..................E ......................1954 Mark Hurm ....................C ......................1959 Chuck Zolak ..................QB......................1963 Mike Bachman ..............OT ......................1980 Jay Hooks ......................SE ......................1980 Gregg Larson..................OT ......................1980 Rick Scully......................QB......................1982 Rick Titus ......................HB......................1982 YANKEE CONFERENCE ALL-TIME TEAM (1996) Gene Vadas ....................P ..................1989-91

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Kenny Bailey

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Joe Flacco (Co-POY)........QB ............2007 (CAA) Pat Devlin ......................QB ............2010 (CAA) CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Bill Vergantino ..............QB ..............1989 (YC) Daryl Brown ..................FB ..............1991 (YC) Sidney Haugabrook ........CB ............2001 (A10) Andrew Pierce ................RB ............2010 (CAA) 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Middle Atlantic Conference Frank Serpico ..................E ......................1953 John Borresen ................T ......................1953 Don Miller......................QB ................1953-54 Tom Redfield ..................E ......................1954 Steve Butcher ..................T ......................1954 Jim Flynn ......................HB......................1954 Mickey Heinecken............E ......................1960 Earl Ritchie ....................OG......................1961 John Scholato ..................C ..................1961-62 Karl Lorenz ....................HB......................1961 Paul Chesmore ................T ..................1962-63 Jim Quirk........................G ......................1962 Ron McCoy ....................HB......................1962 Tom Harrison ..................E ......................1963 Don James ......................G ......................1963 Norm Wilkinson ..............C ......................1963 Mike Brown....................HB......................1963 Joe Slobojan ..................HB......................1963 Bill Hopkins....................HB......................1964 Manny Insua ..................G ......................1964 Ed Anderson....................G ......................1965 Bruce Carlyle ..................S ......................1965 Bill Neiger ......................T ......................1965 Herb Slattery ..............LB/OL ..............1965-66 Russ Bonadonna ..............C ......................1966 Mike Purzycki..................E ......................1966 Stu Green ......................HB......................1966 Ed Sand ..........................G ......................1966 Jack Hoopes ....................S ......................1966 Harry Starrett ................OT ......................1966 Jim Laser ........................C ......................1967 John Spangler ................FB ......................1967 Henry Vollendorf ............G..................1967-68

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Chuck Hall......................FB ................1968-69 Conway Hayman ............G..................1968-69 Dick Kelley ....................HB......................1968 Yancy Phillips ..................T ......................1968 Pete Cornelius ................OT ......................1968 John Favero ..................LB ................1968-69 Jim Scelba ..................Def. E....................1968 Tom DiMuzio ..................QB......................1969 Mick. Kwiatkowski ..........G ......................1969 Chip Vaccarino ................C ......................1969 Ron Withelder..................E ......................1969 Bruce Hanley..................DE ......................1969 Joe Purzycki ..................DB......................1969 Yankee Conference Phil Atwell ......................S ......................1986 Chuck Bitsko ..................DE ......................1986 Darrell Booker................LB ......................1986 Chris Coyne ....................C ......................1986 Rich Gannon ..................QB......................1986 Bob Norris......................HB......................1986 Joe McGrail ....................DT ......................1986 James Anderson..............SE ......................1987 John Levelis ..................DE ......................1988 Mike Renna....................DE ................1988-89 David Price......................G ......................1989 John Sullivan ..................T ......................1989 Tom Bockius ....................T ......................1990 Gene Vadas ....................P ..................1990-91 Warren McIntire..............FS ................1991-92 Curt Chastain ..................C ......................1991 Mark Drozic ....................K ......................1991 Bill Vergantino ..............QB......................1991 Mark Hrubar ..................DT ......................1992 Matt Morrill....................DE ................1992-93 Daryl Brown ..................FB ................1993-94 Leo Hamlett ..................QB......................1995 Shannon Trostle ..............G ......................1995 Steve Archibald................T ......................1995 Ralph D’Angelo ..............LB ......................1995 Dorrell Green..................FS ............1995-96-97 Kenny Bailey ..................SS ......................1996

Mondoe Davis

Atlantic 10 Conference Brian Smith ....................LB ................1996-97 Chris Kumpon ..................T ......................1996 Mark Hondru..................OT ......................1996 Courtney Batts ................SE ......................1997 Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998 Brian Cook ......................G ......................1998 Brian McKenna ..............LB ............1999-2000 Jim Stull ........................OT ......................1999 Mike Cecere ..................DE ............1999-2000 Jeff Fiss ..........................C ......................2000 Matt Nagy......................QB......................2000 Chris Phipps ..................OG......................2000 Jamin Elliott ..................SE ......................2000 Dan Mulhern ..................LB ................2001-02 Ricardo Walker ..............DB......................2002 Joe Minucci ....................DT ......................2002 Jason Nerys ..................OL ......................2003 Andy Hall ......................QB......................2003 Shawn Johnson ..............DE ......................2003 Sid. Haugabrook........KR/PR/DB................2004 Chris Mooney ................DL ......................2004 Tom Parks ......................DL ......................2004 Mondoe Davis ................LB ......................2004 Trip DelCampo................OL ......................2004 Tom Parks ......................DL ......................2005 Omar Cuff......................HB......................2005 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Rashaad Woodard ..........KR ......................2006 Colonial Athletic Association Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2007 Mike Byrne ....................OL ......................2007 Joe Flacco ......................QB......................2007 Aaron Love ....................WR......................2007 Jon Striefsky ..................K ......................2007 Kheon Hendricks ............OL ......................2007 Charles Graves ..............DB ................2008-09 Anthony Walters ............DB......................2009 Brandon Gilbeaux ..........DL ......................2009 Mark Duncan ................WR......................2009 Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 Anthony Bratton ............SS ......................2010 Andrew Pierce ................RB ......................2010

Darrell Edmonds

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Gino Gradkowski ............OL ................2010-11 Shea Allard ....................OT ......................2011 Sean Baner ....................K ......................2011 2ND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Yankee Conference Dan Brodeur....................T ......................1986 Jamie Dyevich ................T ......................1986 Jeff Modesitt ..................TE ......................1986 Chris Coyne ....................C ......................1987 Ken Lucas ......................CB ......................1987 James Anderson..............SE ......................1988 Rob Ambrosino ................C ......................1988 Bryan Bossard ................S ......................1988 Daryl Brantley................FB ................1989-90 Dave Buchanan ..............C ......................1989 Robin Callender ..............CB ......................1990 Tim Irvine ......................LB ......................1991 Bob Wolford ..................LB ......................1991 Keita Malloy ..................SE ......................1991 Mike Schoenleber ............G ......................1991 Mark Toback....................T ......................1991 Rick Anderson ................G ......................1991 Scott Griemsmann ..........OT ......................1991 Tim Jacobs......................CB ................1991-92 Bill Vergantino ..............QB......................1992 Daryl Brown ..................FB ......................1992 Geoff Hannan ................G ......................1992 Matt Wildes ....................T ..................1992-93 Mike Bandish..................LB ......................1992 Pat Mulhern ..................LB ......................1992 Steve Leo ........................K ......................1992 Scott Acker ....................CB ......................1993 Greg Peden ....................C ......................1993 Matt Smith ......................G ......................1994 Rob Higbee ....................TE ......................1994 Kenny Bailey ..................SS ......................1995 Courtney Batts ................SE ......................1995 Larry McSeed ................LB ......................1995 Mark Hondru..................OT ......................1995 Eddie Conti ..................KR/SE ..............1995-96

Matt Nagy


Atlantic 10 Conference Courtney Batts................KR ......................1997 Rob Hyman ....................DE ......................1997 Ralph D’Angelo ..............LB ......................1997 Mike Flanagan ................G ......................1997 Eddie Conti ....................KR ......................1998 Brian McKenna ..............LB ......................1998 Lamont Watson ..............LB ......................1998 Butter Pressey................HB......................1999 Jeff Fiss ..........................C ......................1999 Dan Mulhern ..................LB ......................2000 Scott Collins ....................K ......................2000 Craig Cummings ............HB......................2000 Chris Steiner....................P ......................2000 Femi Ayi ........................DE ......................2000 Mike Furline ..................FS ......................2000 Jamin Elliott ..................SE ......................2001 Femi Ayi ........................DE ......................2001 Chris Steiner....................P ......................2001 John Ahern ....................OG......................2001 Darrell Edmonds ............LB ......................2001 Sidney Haugabrook ............CB ..........................2002 Jason Nerys ..................OG......................2002 Sidney Haugabrook.....CB/KR............................2003 Chris Mooney ................DL ......................2003 Mondoe Davis ................LB ......................2003 Germaine Bennett ..........RB ......................2003 Brian Sims......................OL ......................2005 John Mulhern ................LB ......................2005 Colonial Athletic Association Kheon Hendricks ............OL ......................2008 Matt Marcorelle ..............DL ......................2008 Anthony Bratton ............DB......................2009 Corey Nicholson..............OL ......................2009 Anthony Walters ............DB......................2010 Tyrone Grant ..................DB......................2010 Siddiq Haynes ................DL ......................2010 Mike Perry......................K ......................2010 Rob McDowell ................OL ................2010-11 Matt Marcorelle ..............LB ......................2010 Andrew Pierce ................RB ......................2011 Michael Atunrase............DE ......................2011 Paul Worrilow ................LB ......................2011

Ben Patrick

Nihja White....................WR......................2011 Travis Hawkins ..............DB......................2011 3RD TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Yankee Conference Kenny Bailey ..................FS ......................1993 Mike Bandish..................LB ......................1993 Geoff Hannan ................OT ......................1993 Pat Mulhern ..................LB ................1993-94 Shannon Trostle ..............G ......................1994 Eddie Conti ....................KR ......................1996 Atlantic 10 Conference Mike Cecere ..................DE ................1997-98 Denis Hulme ..................LB ......................1997 Matt Nagy......................QB......................1998 Dale Koscielski ..............DB......................1998 Keith Cregan ..................G ......................1998 Bryan Soltes ..................DL ......................1998 Tyrone Bowden ..............CB ......................1999 Chris Phipps ....................G ......................1999 Darrell Edmonds ............LB ......................2000 Brett Veach ....................SE ......................2000 John Ahern ....................OG......................2000 Greg Penecale ................TE ......................2000 Jeff Dodge ....................OT ......................2000 Ricardo Walker ..............CB ......................2001 Sidney Haugabrook............CB..........................2001 Ricardo Walker ..............KR ......................2002 Ryan Bleiler ....................P ......................2002 Rick Lavelle ....................TE ................2002-03 Mike Adams ..................DB......................2003 Trip DelCampo................OL ......................2003 Brad Shushman ..............K ......................2003 David Boler....................WR......................2004 Rashaad Woodard ..........KR ......................2005 Aaron Love ....................PR ................2005-06 Omar Cuff......................RB ......................2006 Mike Byrne ....................OL ......................2006

Robbie Agnone ..............TE ......................2008 Ed Wagner ......................P ......................2009 Colin Naugle ..................TE ......................2010 Ed Wagner ......................P ......................2010 Michael Atunrase ............DL ......................2010 Paul Worrilow ................LB ......................2010 Shea Allard ....................OL ......................2010 Darryl Jones....................S ......................2010 Marcus Burley ................DB ......................2011 BLUE-GRAY ALL-STAR CLASSIC Chris Coyne ....................C ......................1987 Brian Cook ......................C ......................1998 Eddie Conti ....................SE ......................1998 Jim Stull ........................OT ......................1999 COACH’S ALL-AMERICAN GAME John Bush ......................DB......................1972 EAST-WEST SHRINE ALL-STAR GAME Dennis Johnson ..............DT ......................1972 Sidney Haugabrook ..........KR/DB ..................2004 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Pat Devlin ......................QB......................2010 SENIOR BOWL Dennis Johnson ..............DT ......................1972 Ben Patrick ....................TE ......................2006 Joe Flacco ......................QB......................2007 FCS SCOUT BOWL Michael Atunrase ............DE ......................2011 Andrew Harrison ............LB ......................2011 Matt Hardison ................DT ......................2011

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME Bill Murray ..................................Coach (1997) Dave Nelson ................................Coach (1997) Chuck Hall ..................................Player (1997) Ace Taylor....................................Player (1997) Mike Brown ................................Player (1998) Doc Doherty ................................Player (1998) Scotty Duncan ..............................Coach (1998) Roy Rylander..............................Trainer (1998) “Buck” Thompson ........................Player (1999) Conway Hayman..........................Player (1999) Hugh Bogovich ............................Player (2000) Dennis Johnson............................Player (2000) Irvin Wisniewski ..........................Coach (2000) Darrell Booker ............................Player (2001) Elbert Chance ......................Publicist/PA (2001) Ed Thompson ..............................Player (2001) Tubby Raymond............................Coach (2002) Daryl Brown ................................Player (2003) Scott Brunner ..............................Player (2004) Billy Cole ....................................Player (2004) Rich Gannon ................................Player (2005) Jimmy Flynn................................Player (2006) Don Miller ..................................Player (2006) Gardy Kahoe ..............................Player (2008) Mike Renna ................................Player (2008) Ivory Sully ..................................Player (2009) Tony Toto ....................................Player (2010) Bill Vergantino ............................Player (2010) Nate Beasley ..............................Player (2011) Paul Billy......................................Coach (2011)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBERS Bill Murray......................................Head Coach Dave Nelson....................................Head Coach Tubby Raymond ..............................Head Coach

Colonial Athletic Association Matt Marcorelle ..............DL ......................2007 Rich Beverley ................OL ......................2007 Kervin Michaud..............WR......................2007

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Year, Overall Record, Pct., Captain(s) NO HEAD COACH 1889 1-1-1 1890 3-2 1891 5-3-1 1892 1-2-2 1893 2-1 1894 1-1 1895 1-3

(14-13-4, .516, 7 yrs.) .500 Joseph B. Handy .600 Edward R. Martin .612 Joseph B. Handy .612 Brooks L. Ross .667 William H. Harrington .500 William U. Reybold .250 Robert B. Wolf