TABLE OF CONTENTS UNH Football Guide 2009 Quick Facts and General Information
2009 Schedule........................................................................................2 2008 Results............................................................................................2 Quick Facts...............................................................................................2 Team Information..................................................................................2 Media Information................................................................................3 Primary Media List.................................................................................3 Directions to Cowell Stadium...........................................................4 Television/Radio Coverage.................................................................4
Head Coach Sean McDonnell............................................................5 Assistant Coaches..............................................................................6-7
2009 Season Preview.................................................................... 8-11 2009 Preseason Depth Chart......................................................... 12 2008 Final Depth Chart....................................................................12 Numerical Roster..........................................................................13-14 Alphabetical Roster.....................................................................15-16
The Top Returning Players.........................................................17-33 The Walk-ons........................................................................................34
2008 Game Summaries..............................................................41-47 2008 Final Statistics.....................................................................48-50
The Colonial Athletic Association
The Conference................................................................................... 51 2009 Composite Schedule..............................................................51 2008 Final Conference Standings.................................................52 2008 All-Conference Teams............................................................52 Past Conference Champions..........................................................52
Records.............................................................................................54-56 Top Ten Efforts.....................................................................................56 Series Records vs. Opponents........................................................57 Wildcat Honor Roll.......................................................................58-59 Year-by-Year Results....................................................................60-62
The University of New Hampshire
Junior defensive back Hugo Souza is one of many experienced players returning to the Wildcat backfield in 2009.
President Dr. Mark Huddleston...................................................... 63 Athletics Director Marty Scarano.................................................. 64 Academic Support.............................................................................65 Team Psychologist.............................................................................65 Strength Coach...................................................................................66 Athletic Training..................................................................................66 Football Support Staff.......................................................................67 The Azumah Performance Center................................................68 Athletic Facilities . ..............................................................................69 The University . .............................................................................70-71 Wildcats in the NFL............................................................................72
The 2009 University of New Hampshire Football Media Guide was written, edited and designed by Scott Stapin, Director of Athletic Media Relations. Design and layout by Scott Stapin utilizing Adobe In-Design and Photoshop. Special thanks to Anthony D’Angelis for his assistance. Photography by Mike Silverwood, Greg Greene and UNH Photo Services. Printing by UNH Printing Services.
On the Cover:
Front Cover: The University of New Hampshire tri-captains will provide leadership for the team in 2009. Pictured are Tom Neill (No. 65), Scott Sicko (No. 89) and Sean Ware (No. 4).
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UNH FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS 2008 NEW HAMPSHIRE RESULTS
(10-3 Overall, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association) Sept. 6 at Army Sept. 13 at Rhode Island* Sept. 20 ALBANY Sept. 27 at Dartmouth Oct. 11 WILLIAM & MARY* Oct. 18 at Northeastern* Oct. 25 TOWSON* Nov. 1 HOFSTRA* Nov. 8 at Villanova* Nov. 15 MASSACHUSETTS* Nov. 22 at Maine* Nov. 29 at So. Illinois (NCAA) Dec. 6 at No. Iowa (NCAA) * - CAA Conference Game
W, 28-10 W, 51-43 W, 32-24 W, 42-6 L, 34-38 W, 33-21 W, 42-14 W, 45-25 L, 13-24 W, 52-21 W, 28-24 W, 29-20 L, 34-36
2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE QUICK FACTS AND CONTACT INFORMATION Location........................................... Durham, NH 03824 Founded................................................................. 1866 Enrollment........................................................... 13,600 President....................................... Dr. Mark Huddleston Athletics Director.....................................Marty Scarano Head Football Coach............................Sean McDonnell Career Record/Years..........................70-49-0/11th year Record at School/Years......................70-49-0/11th year Nickname......................................................... Wildcats Colors.....................................................Blue and White Started Football...................................................... 1893 Stadium................................................. Cowell Stadium Capacity................................................................ 6,500 Stadium Surface............................................... FieldTurf Affiliation......................................................NCAA, FCS Conference........................ Colonial Athletic Association 2008 Record................................ 10-3 Overall, 6-2 CAA Lettermen Lost........19 (11 offense, 7 defense, 1 spec.) Lettermen Returning........... 57 (25 off., 28 def., 4 spec.) Offensive Starters Lost................................................. 7 Offensive Starters Ret.................................................. 4 Defensive Starters Lost................................................ 3 Defensive Starters Ret................................................. 8 Specialist Starters Lost................................................. 6 Specialist Starters Returning........................................ 0
Football Contact Information
Athletic Media Relations........................(603) 862-2585 SID Cell Phone (Scott Stapin)...............(603) 674-2529 Stapin’s E-Mail................... email@example.com Office Fax..............................................(603) 862-3839 Press Box Phone.................................................... TBA Football Office.......................................(603) 862-1852 UNH Athletics Web Site.............. www.unhwildcats.com
2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHEDULE (Tentative) Sept. 5 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) Sept. 12 at Ball State Sept. 26 DARTMOUTH Oct. 3 at Towson* Oct. 10 VILLANOVA* Oct. 17 at Massachusetts* Oct. 24 at Hofstra* Oct. 31 NORTHEASTERN* Nov. 7 RHODE ISLAND* Nov. 14 at William & Mary* Nov. 21 MAINE* * - CAA Conference Game
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2009 WILDCAT TEAM INFORMATION Lettermen Lost (19): Offense (11): Matt O’Brien (RB), Kevin Decker (QB), Terrance Fox (WR), Kaysonne Anderson (RB), Robert Simpson (RB), Eric Cumba (OL), Andrew Elwell (OL), John Barnes (OL), Chris McClurg (OL), Josh Droesch (OL), Mike Boyle (WR). Defense (7): John Clements (DB), Maurice Duper (DB), Matt Parent (LB), R.J. Tkowski (DB), Andre Garron (DB), T.J. Taylor (DL), Tim Steele (DL). Specialists (1): Tom Bishop (PK, P). Letterwinners Returning (57): Offense (25): Chris Chandler (WR), Mickey Mangieri (WR), R.J. Toman (QB), Mike Roberto (QB), Mike Greene (WR), Anthony Kostek (WR), Kyle Auffray (WR), Travis Negron (WR), Sean Jellison (RB), Chad Kackert (RB), Peter Neal (WR),Tom Neill (OL), George Pecoraro (OL), Jayson Elmore (OL), Will Moher (OL), Jeff Sann (OL), Seth Price (OL), Dan Larkin (OL), Ronnie Strand (TE), J.T. Wright (WR), Kamal Mohamed (TE), Chris Jeannot (TE), Sean Cullen (TE), Kevon Mason (WR), Scott Sicko (TE). Defense (28): Sean Ware (LB), Anthony Gorrell (DB), Ryan McGuinness (DB), Dino Vasso (DB), Jamie Cosgrove (LB), Terrence Klein (DB), Kyle Flemings (DB), Ryan Hinds (DB), John Duffey (DB), Mike Perkins (DB), Shawn MacNevin (DB), John Greer (DB), Devon Jackson (LB), Rod Walker (DB), Jason Roach (DB), Bryan Mayhew (DB), Dan Ruhl (DE), Mark Petercuskie (LB), James Jenkins (LB), Jeff McMath (DB), John Murray (DL), David Looney (DL), Steve Young (DL), Lance Mailloux (DE), Kyle Maroney (DE), Jordan Long (DT), Kevin Peters (DE), Brian McNally (DE). Specialists (4): Tom Manning (PK), Andrew McNulty (PK), Corey Marceau (P), Ryan Glasgow (P). Recruits (21): Rich Archer (OL/DL), Manny Asam (WR/B), Tyler Bengerer (DE/LB), Chris Beranger (RB/DB), Jay Colbert (TE/DE), Steve Collister (LB/FB), Derek Coppola (RB/WR), Kevin Gangelhoff (TE/LB), Chris Houston (WR/DB), Jack Jamerson (DL/OL), Mike MacArthur (P/PK), Sean McCann (DL), Cody Muller (OL/DE), Seamus O’Neill (OL/DL), Sean Regan (DB/WR), Sean Ryan (OL/DL), James Scafate (OL/DL), Nick Schmalhofer (OL/DL), Chris Settian (RB), Jim Vailas (DE), Todd Walker (WR). Redshirts (22): A.J. DeLago (K), Watt Welch (QB), Josh Vick (QB), Kiah Colbert (FS), Jerome Wilkins (DB), Dontra Peters (WR/DB), Shawn Sweeney (RB), Brandon Lutz (LB), Kenneth Howard (RB), Tyler Sargent (DB), Matt Evans (LB), Chris Zarkoskie (OL), Alan Buzbee (LB), Andrew Drazin (LB), Jared Smith (DL), Josh Lane (OL), Isaiah Martin (OL), Mickey DiLima (OL), Walter McCarthy (OL), Matt McLaughlin (WR), Joey Orlando (WR), Randi Vines (DL). Offensive Starters Lost (7): Josh Droesch (OL), Chris McClurg (OL), Eric Cumba (OL), Andrew Elwell (OL), Robert Simpson (RB), Terrance Fox (WR), Mike Boyle (SE). Defensive Starters Lost (3): Matt Parent (LB), Maurice Duper (OLB), John Clements (FS). Offensive Starters Returning (4): J.T. Wright (WR), Tom Neill (OL), Scott Sicko (TE), R.J. Toman (QB). Defensive Starters Returning (8): Dino Vasso (DB), Hugo Souza (SS), Brian McNally (DE), Jordan Long (DT), Steve Young (DL), Kevin Peters (DE), Sean Ware (LB), Ryan Hinds (DB). Specialists Starters Returning (0):
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MEDIA INFORMATION The 2009 University of New Hampshire Football Media Guide was prepared by the University of New Hampshire Athletic Media Relations Office to assist all media in their coverage of Wildcat football and to provide pertinent information concerning the New Hampshire football program. Requests for additional information, interviews and photographs should be directed to Scott Stapin, Field House, Room 151, 145 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824, (603) 862-3906. GAME CREDENTIALS: Only accredited members of the media will receive credentials for any game. Requests for credentials should be made by 12 p.m. on the day prior to the game. No requests will be honored after that time. Credentials at Cowell Stadium may be picked up 90 minutes prior to kickoff at the Will Call table, located inside the indoor track. Credentials should be requested through Scott Stapin, Director of Athletic Media Relations. A valid form of identification is required in order to pick up media credentials. PHOTO AND FILM CREDENTIALS: All photo and game film credentials should be requested as early as possible, and no later than 12 p.m. on the day prior to the game. No photo credentials will be approved on the day of the game. Per NCAA regulations, photographers and video crews may only work the sidelines between the 25-yard line and the end zone in both directions. Photographers and film crews on the sidelines and end zones assume the responsibility for all risks. RADIO: Credentials for visiting radio will be limited to three persons unless prior arrangements have been made. Two visiting radio phone lines are provided by the University of New Hampshire Athletic Media Relations Office. There is a maximum of two free phone lines available to visiting commercial stations, and one phone line for a visiting student station assuming space in the press box is available. For additional information on reserving phone lines, please contact Scott Stapin at (603) 862-3906. PRESS PARKING: Reserved press parking is available in the press parking lot located in the A Lot parking area across the street from the fieldhouse. Your media pass also serves as a parking pass.
PRESS BOX GAME SERVICES: Pre-game notes and fact sheets, depth charts, current statistics, media guides, flip cards and programs will be available prior to the start of each New Hampshire home game. Halftime statistics, as well as complete playby-play, final team and individual statistics, will be provided to the media following the game. Wireless internet is available in the press box for your use. All media must sign on as a guest, inputting the corect information in the provided fields. Then just reboot your computer and you should be in the UNH system. INTERVIEWS: All requests for player or coach interviews, either in person or via phone or e-mail, must be arranged by the New Hampshire Athletic Media Relations Office and should be requested through Scott Stapin. Postgame interviews with both coaches and players will take place 10 minutes after the game in Field House Room 5, located a short distance from the press box. Postgame interviews will be coordinated by Scott Stapin at Cowell Stadium. On the road, Stapin will be available to arrange Wildcat interviews. The UNH lockerroom is closed to the media.
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PRIMARY MEDIA LIST Papers/Wire Service Associated Press 2 Captial Plz #400 Concord, NH 03301 (603) 224-3327 (603) 226-0883 FAX
Foster’s Daily Democrat 333 Central Ave. Dover, NH 03820 Al Pike (603) 742-4455 (603) 749-7079 FAX
Union Leader P.O. Box 9555 Manchester, NH 03105 Allen Lessels (603) 668-4321 (603) 668-0382 FAX
Valley News P.O. Box 877 White River Junction, VT 05001 (603) 298-8711 (603) 298-0212 FAX Radio/TV WHEB-FM P.O. BOX 120 Portsmouth, NH 03802 (603) 463-7300 (603) 430-9415 FAX
Boston Globe 135 Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02107 Marvin Pave (617) 929-2860 (617) 929-2872 FAX
Keene Sentinel 60 West St. Keene, NH 03431 (603) 352-1234 (603) 352-0437 FAX
Nashua Telegraph P.O. Box 1008 Nashua, NH 03061 Gary Fitz (603) 594-6467 (603) 882-2681 FAX
Boston Herald One Herald Square Boston, MA 02106 John Connolly 1-800-234-5680 (617) 542-1314 FAX
Laconia Citizen 171 Fair St. Mike Zhe Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 524-3800 (603) 527-3593 FAX
The New Hampshire Memorial Union Building Durham, NH 03824 Sports Editor (603) 862-1490 (603) 862-3952 FAX
WTPL-FM P.O. Box 875 Concord, NH 03301 Bob Lipman (603) 225-5521 (603) 224-6404 FAX
Concord Monitor P.O. Box 1177 Concord, NH 03302 Tim O’Sullivan (603) 224-5301 (603) 224-8120 FAX
Lawrence Eagle Tribune 100 Turnpike St. North Andover, MA 01845 (508) 685-1000 (508) 687-6045 FAX
Portsmouth Herald 111 Maplewood Ave. Portsmouth, NH 03801 Mike Zhe (603) 436-1800 (603) 433-5760 FAX
WTSN-AM 101 Back Road Dover, NH 03820 (603) 742-1270 (603) 742-0448 FAX
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WGIR-FM P.O. Box 610 Manchester, NH 03105 (603) 625-6915 (603) 625-9255 FAX WUNH-FM MUB Durham, NH 03824 (603) 862-2541 WMUR-TV (ABC, Channel 9) P.O. Box 9 Manchester, NH 03015 Jason King, Jamie Staton (603) 641-9007 (603) 641-9005 FAX NHPTV (Channel 11) 268 Mast Rd. Durham, N.H. 03824 Linda Howe (603) 868-4320 (603) 868-7552 FAX
MEDIA INFORMATION University of New Hampshire Football On Radio The UNH athletic department has formed the “UNH Sports Network” which began in 1999 to provide radio coverage of UNH athletics. Veteran play-by-play announcer Jim Jeannotte (pictured on the right), who has been broadcasting Wildcat athletics since 1973, will continue to anchor the show. Handling the color analysis will be Mike Murphy (left). All 11 Wildcat contests will be broadcast live, with a pre-game show airing 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Wildcat Sports Properties has added WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester) and WQSO-FM (Portsmouth) 96.7 as flagship stations on the Wildcat Sports Network, joining WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), which was added in 2008. All three stations are part of the Clear Channel family, and this change will go into effect at the beginning of the 2009-2010 athletic season. These three aforementioned stations – along with WUVR-AM 1490 (Lebanon), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London), and WCNL-AM 1010 (Newport)– will carry the following: all UNH football broadcasts, men’s hockey broadcasts, football and men’s hockey weekly coaches’ shows, a select number of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s hockey broadcasts, as well as “Wildcat Sports Today”, a three-minute daily update concerning UNH athletics.
Directions To Cowell Stadium
From the South: Take 95 North to 91 North (at New Haven, Conn.). Take 91 North to 84 East at Hartford. Follow 84 East through Connecticut to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90). Stay on the Mass Pike for 10 miles before taking the exit for Auburn/Worcester and 290 East. Proceed east on 290 until it ends and merges with 495 North -- stay in the left lanes to exit to 495 North. Continue on 495 North -- it UNH football will be on television four times this season on Comcast will end and merge with 95 North. Proceed on 95 North into New Hampshire and SportsNet and Comcast Network thanks to the Colonial Athletic Association continue on to the toll booth. From the toll, go approximately seven miles to Exit 4 television package. UNH games on TV this year include the contest on Oct. for the Spaulding Turnpike (Route 4 West) -- signs that read “NH Lakes and White Mountains,” and “Dover/Concord.” Exit to the left. Go about four miles and take the 3 at Towson, Oct. 17 at Massachusetts, Nov 7 at home vs. Rhode Island and last exit before the toll (Exit 6W) for Concord and Durham. At this point, you are still Nov. 21 vs. Maine at Cowell Stadium. on Route 4 West. Go approximately four miles and continue straight through a traffic light (Madbury Road), and proceed another 1 1/2 miles to the Route 155A exit, marked “University of New Hampshire.” Take a left turn off the ramp and proceed one mile to Field House, which is on the right at the top of the hill.
Wildcat Football On Television
From Maine: Follow 95 South to Spaulding Turnpike (Route 4 West) and continue as above. From the West (Vermont, Concord): Take 89 South to 93 North. Follow 93 North, approximately four miles to 393 East, which will merge with Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 to Route 155A exit for “University of New Hampshire.” Make a right off the ramp and proceed as above. From the West (Manchester, Nashua): Take 93 North to Route 101 East. Follow 101 to Exit 6 (Route 125). Exit and take a left onto 125 and follow straight to Lee Traffic Circle. First right at circle is Route 4 East. Continue as above. For parking: Approximately one-quarter mile before reaching the Field House, make a left turn opposite tennis courts -- Green sign “Field House Parking” -- follow road and turn right at fork. Parking Lot “A” is one-quarter mile ahead on the left.
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HEAD COACH SEAN McDONNELL Sean McDonnell begins his 11th season as the head coach of the University of New Hampshire football program with an impressive 70-49-0 record after leading the 2008 Wildcats to UNH’s fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA FCS Championships and fourth appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals during that same time span. Over the last five seasons, McDonnell has led his team to great success, posting an amazing 47-17 overall record. His team enters 2009 ranked as high as No. 6 in some national polls. McDonnell has returned UNH football to the upper echelon of the FCS and has recruited several All-Americans and NFL-caliber players, including the likes of Walter Payton Award-winning QB Ricky Santos and the all-time NCAA FCS record holder for TD catches in WR David Ball, who surpassed Jerry Rice’s college mark of 51 TDs with his 58. Ball has spent time with the Jets and Bears of the NFL. Last season, UNH continued to be a giant killer, as the team topped FBS team Army, giving McDonnell four straight FBS wins after also defeating Marshall, Rutgers and Northwestern as well in recent seasons. The squad finished the campaign with a 10-3 overall record, won the CAA North Division, and defeated Southern Illinois in the first round of the NCAA’s. UNH finished the season ranked No. 7 or No. 8 in most national polls. McDonnell was also honored as the New England Coach of the Year (FCS level) for the second time in his tenure at UNH. In 2007, the Wildcats were 7-5 overall and just narrowly missed defeating No. 1 Northern Iowa in the first round of the NCAA’s, losing on a last-minute TD, 38-35. The Wildcat offense once again averaged over 400 yards per contest. UNH finished ranked No. 16 in the nation. The Wildcats were ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation in 2006 and finished the campaign ranked No. 6 as the ‘Cats defeated Hampton in the first round (41-38) to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals. In 2005, McDonnell was honored as the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year by the Sports Network, after leading his Wildcats to a record-breaking 11-2 season, an Atlantic 10 Championship title, and a second straight NCAA appearance in the I-AA quarterfinals. A 1978 graduate of UNH, McDonnell had his Wildcats ranked No 1 in the nation at the end of the 2005 regular season. In 2005 the Wildcats played two nationally-televised NCAA tournament games on ESPN at Cowell Stadium, as UNH defeated Colgate in the first round, but lost a hard-fought battle to Northern Iowa in the NCAA Quarterfinals. In 2004, his hard work rebuilding the program paid off in a 10-3 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the Atlantic 10 Football Conference, which earned the team the Northern Division Championship title. UNH earned a bid to the NCAA I-AA Championships for the first time since 1994 and advanced to the quarterfinals, further than any other UNH team in the history of the program. UNH won its first ever NCAA contest under McDonnell, upsetting Georgia Southern in the first round by a 27-23 margin on national television. McDonnell was named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year and was selected District Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). In 2003, UNH steadily improved as the season progressed and the Wildcats went on to win three of their last four contests, including an upset victory over top 25 squad, Maine. The team’s 5-7 record could have easily been above .500, as UNH narrowly lost to No. 1-ranked Delaware on a missed field goal in the closing seconds, and UNH was driving for the game-winning TD late in the Division I contest at Central Michigan, but ran out of time. In 2003, UNH posted impressive victories over the likes of top-ranked Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Richmond. The Minutemen were ranked 17th in the nation when the Wildcats defeated them by a 31-14 margin at Cowell Stadium. In 2002, McDonnell’s offense was one of the most prolific in I-AA football and averaged 449.2 yards per contest and 36.7 ppg. In the victories over the likes of Hampton, James Madison, Dartmouth and Massachusetts the ‘Cats scored 37 ppg. and scored over 40 points in two of the victories. UNH finished with a 4-7 overall record in 2001. In 2000, the Wildcats were ranked as high as 23rd in the nation and knocked off three top 25 opponents, including Hampton (31-17), Massachusetts (24-16) and a huge upset victory over No. 2 ranked Delaware on Nov. 4 (45-44 OT). Injuries squashed UNH’s chances for a playoff berth down the stretch, but UNH opened the campaign with a 4-0 record, its best start since 1977 when the Wildcats won seven straight games. UNH finished the season with a winning 6-5 record and finished tied for fourth in the Atlantic 10 Football Conference. As a result of his outstanding coaching performance, McDonnell was named the Gridiron Club Of Greater Boston College Head Coach Of The Year. In his rookie debut, McDonnell led the Wildcats to a 5-6 overall record and impressive victories over the likes of Northeastern (33-31), Connecticut (43-18) and Maine (31-20). Under McDonnell and his staff, the Wildcats featured a crafty and wide open offensive attack that led the Atlantic 10 with an average of 457.3 yards per game. McDonnell, who served as offensive coordinator for the Wildcats for five seasons prior to being hired, was named the 19th head coach of the UNH football program on April 22, 1999. McDonnell replaced legendary head coach Bill Bowes, who retired after 27 years as the mentor of the Wildcats. McDonnell served eight seasons as a Wildcat assistant and completed his fifth in 1998 as the team’s offensive coordinator. McDonnell rejoined the Wildcats as an assistant coach before the 1991 spring camp, and in his first two seasons, McDonnell worked with the quarterbacks and receivers. In 1997, McDonnell was named the recipient of “The College Assistant Coach Award” by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston in recognition of his quality of performance, loyalty and longevity. A native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., McDonnell was a standout defensive back for UNH. He started for the 1975 and 1976 Yankee Conference championship teams and came back to start for the 1978 squad. After his graduation from UNH in 1978, he spent one year as an assistant coach at Manchester (N.H.) Memorial High School and followed that up with a three-year stint at Manchester West (1980-82). McDonnell worked as the defensive coordinator at Hamilton College for two seasons (1983-84) and subsequently spent three years (1985-87) coaching the receivers and tight ends at former conference-rival Boston University. During the 1988 campaign, McDonnell served as a graduate assistant coach at Boston C ollege. He spent two seasons as an assistant at Columbia (1989-90) prior to his coaching debut in Durham. Sean and his wife, Jenny, live in Durham with their two boys, Timmy and Tommy.
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COACHING STAFF TIM CRAMSEY Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks New Hampshire ‘98
Sean McGowan Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Fordham ‘98
Tim Cramsey, a former University of New Hampshire quarterback, enters his seventh season as a UNH assistant football coach. He enters his second season as quarterbacks coach after serving two seasons as the full-time running backs coach. He also mentored the tight ends and fullbacks in his first three years at UNH. During his stint with the UNH tight ends, Cramsey had the opportunity to work with All-American Jon Williams, who signed as a free agent with the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. Cramsey coached for two seasons at the high school level, one at Allentown Central Catholic and another at Emmaus High School, where he coached quarterbacks. A 1998 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Cramsey was the starting quarterback for the Wildcats for two seasons. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
Derek Sage Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers Cal State Northridge ‘02 Derek Sage enters his fifth season as the coach of the UNH wide receivers. He was instrumental in the development of All-American wide receiver David Ball, who went on to become the NCAA leader in TD receptions with 58 in his career, breaking the mark by Jerry Rice. He also worked with Keith LeVan, who is third on UNH’s all-time receiving yardage list. Sage came to UNH from Nevada, where he coached the defensive backfield in 2003 and the wide receivers in 2004. Under his tutelage, Hank Flowers was ranked sixth in the nation in receiving with 91 catches for 1,136 yards and six touchdowns. A native of Nevada, Sage played for Sacramento City College for two years and then transferred to Cal State Northridge, where he was a two-year letterman at tight end. A 2002 graduate of CSN, Sage earned a degree in Kinesiology and coached the 2002 season at Moorpark College (Calif.), working with the offensive line and tight ends. Moorpark was a bowl champion and won a conference title.
Joe Conlin Assistant Coach/Offensive Line Pittsburgh ‘02 Joe Conlin enters his sixth season as an assistant coach and his first coaching the offensive line. He was promoted to full-time status for 2008. Conlin ,who mentored the defensive line for four years, worked with Derek Stank, who developed into one of the Atlantic 10’s top defensive tackles and was named second-team All-Atlantic 10 as a senior under Conlin. He also worked with the safeties in 2008. Prior to his arrival in Durham, he coached the defensive line at West Virginia Tech from 2003-2004. He also gained valuable coaching experience at Greensburg Central Catholic High School from 2002-2003 working with the tight ends and defensive ends, while also handling strength and conditioning. A 2002 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice, Conlin was a three-time starting defensive tackle for the Panthers.
Sean McGowan enters his third season as the defensive coordinator, his sixth as an assistant coach, and returns to coaching the defensive backs, which he handled until 2006 for the ‘Cats. Last season was his second as mentor of the linebackers. McGowan, was instrumental in helping the Wildcat defense to lead the nation in fumble recoveries, interceptions and turnover margin in 2005. McGowan also was mentor to Jeff Pammer, who earned All-America honors. McGowan also worked closely with Buck Buchanan Award candidate Corey Graham, who was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft in 2007 by the Chicago Bears and could be a starter this season. McGowan, although he didn’t have the official title, served in a defensive coordinator capacity in 2006 under head coach Sean McDonnell. McGowan arrived in Durham after working at the University of New Haven before the school discontinued the football program. Prior to working at New Haven, McGowan spent the 2003 season as the defensive coordinator at West Virginia Tech. McGowan began his coaching career at Division III Occidental College, where he served as the quarterbacks coach. He then moved on to the University of Pittsburgh as a graduate assistant for three seasons. McGowan spent his first season in recruiting before moving to defense, where he worked with the secondary. McGowan then took over as defensive coordinator at Duquesne University, where the defense finished ranked first in total defense in I-AA. He was a two-year letterwinner as he started out as quarterback before moving to safety his final two seasons. He received his business degree from Fordham in 1998.
JON SHELTON Assistant Coach/Defensive Ends Maryland ‘97
Jon Shelton, a former defensive assistant coach at the University of Kansas, enters his fourth season with the University of New Hampshire football team’s defensive line. Shelton, who has 15 years of football coaching experience, coached and managed all aspects of the defensive line on game day and handled all of the day-to-day duties along with the rest of the Kansas defensive staff. While with the Jayhawks, Shelton coached a line that was ranked among the top squads in the nation. Shelton, who is responsible for coaching the defensive ends while with the Wildcats, brings with him a wealth of defensive experience from Bryant College, where he served as the defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and director of operations from 2002 through 2004. While with the Bulldogs, he was responsible for recruiting players from the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. areas. Shelton also gained experience while at Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Md. in 1997-98 as the assistant coach responsible for linebackers and kickers. At the University of Maryland, where he was a student assistant, Jon helped coach the defensive line from 1995 through 1997. Shelton began his coaching career at Montgomery Community College, where he was the defensive line coach from 1993 through 1995. Shelton most recently earned his Masters in Education (Counseling) at Providence College. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park and he has an Associates of Arts degree in Finance from Montgomery Community College.
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COACHING STAFF Ryan carty Assistant Coach/Running Backs/Recruiting Delaware ‘06
Ryan Carty enters his third season as an assistant coach for the University of New Hampshire football team and will be in charge of the running backs for the second straight season, after mentoring the tight ends in 2007. Carty played quarterback and was a captain at the University of Delaware, and was on the roster of the 2003 national title squad. He gained valuable coaching experience as an assistant football coach at Somerville High School from 2002-2007. He also worked as a camp assistant coach for the Blue Hen Youth Football Camp in 2006 teaching young players basic quarterbacking skills.
Brian Barbato Assistant Coach/Tight Ends New Hampshire ‘04 Brian Barbato enters his second season as an assistant coach handling the tight ends. Barbato, who comes to UNH after serving as the outside linebackers and safeties coach under former UNH assistant coach Chris Phelps at St. Lawrence University, spent two seasons as a staff member with the Saints football squad. He gained valuable experience with the program, serving as assistant recruiting coordinator, assistant video coordinator, assistant academic coordinator and as assistant strength and conditioning coach. In 2004, Barbato mentored the UNH offensive line, working as the assistant offensive line coach. The Wildcats finished 10-3 that season, advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and had one of the top offenses in the nation in several key statistical categories. Barbato also gained football coaching experience at Exeter High School in 2005, where he was part of a team that posted a 10-2 season record and placed second in the running for the Division II New Hampshire state championship title. A 2004 graduate of UNH, Barbato was an outstanding offensive lineman for the Wildcats, earning second-team All-Atlantic 10 honors in 2003 and third-team honors in 2002 as a 37-game starter who played all five lineman positions.
MICHAEL FERZOCO Assistant Coach/Outside Linebackers Kenyon College ‘04 Michael Ferzoco enters his second season as an assistant and came to UNH via Kenyon College, where he worked as an assistant coach since the 2004 season. He most recently served as the offensive coordinator and coached the quarterbacks and receivers during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In 2007 his offense broke the school record for yardage with 460.2 yards per game and averaged 31.2 points per contest. His offense was also explosive in 2006, as the squad averaged 451.4 yards per game and posted 35.4 ppg., 12thbest in the nation. He also served as coach of the offensive line in 2005 and was the wide receivers coach in 2004. Ferzoco is a 2004 graduate of Kenyon, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
JAKE ZWEIG Assistant Coach/Defensive Tackles U.S. Naval Academy Jake Zweig comes to the University of New Hampshire with a wealth of experience and success and arrives in Durham after serving for a year as special teams coach at Iona. Prior to Iona, he spent two seasons as the defensive line and special teams coach at the Catholic University of America. His special teams earned top conference honors in both touchdowns scored and punt return yards. He was instrumental in recruiting the largest class in the history of Catholic football. In 2005, he joined the University of Maryland coaching staff as the graduate assistant working with the wide receivers coach. Zweig returned to college athletics following a successful career in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1995 as a commissioned officer. He served as a surface warfare officer for two years onboard the U.S.S. Merrimack before reporting for Navy SEAL training at Basic Underwater Demolition School. Following his SEAL training, Zweig reported to SEAL Team 8 in Little Creek, Va. and attained the rank of Lieutenant. He has earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. His college athletic record includes playing nose guard for Coach George Chaump and varsity wrestling. A native of Steilacoom, Washington, he attended the Charles Wright Academy of Tacoma where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the 1989 state runner-up football team. He was also a State “A” wrestling champion and a member of the varsity golf team. He is married to the former Sarah Claud of Stony Creek, Va. They currently reside in Durham, N.H. MATT DAWSON Assistant Coach/Linebackers Massachusetts ‘01 Matt Dawson enters his first season as an assistant coach on the UNH staff, working with the linebackers. Dawson comes to UNH via Oregon, where he served as a defensive graduate assistant for two years after spending five seasons coaching in the 1-AA ranks, including the 2006 season at Fordham University, where he coached special teams and inside linebackers. Prior to Fordham, Dawson worked for three seasons at his alma mater, starting at Massachusetts in 2002 as a graduate assistant. In 2003, Dawson took over tight ends before a oneyear stint at Central Connecticut coaching linebackers and special teams. Dawson returned to the Minutemen in 2005 as the assistant defensive line and outside linebackers coach, helping lead the team to a 7-4 mark and second-place Atlantic 10 finish. Dawson served as a student assistant coach for the Minutemen during the 2000 season, helping UMass to a 7-4 record. Dawson earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from UMass in 2001. He lettered four times for the Minutemen from 1996-1999, serving as team captain during his senior season. A three-year starter at outside linebacker, Dawson helped UMass to the NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 1998. MARK Deleone Football Operations Director Iowa ‘09 Mark DeLeone enters his first season as Football Operations Director. He came to UNH from the University of Iowa, where he served as a defensive student assistant for linebackers (‘07) and the defensive line (‘08). He also served as an off-the-field recruiting assistant for two years (2005-06) and worked at the Iowa Football Camps. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 at Iowa.
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2009 SEASON PREVIEW The University of New Hampshire football team looks to extend its run of consecutive NCAA playoff appearances to six in 2009. The Wildcats finished the ‘08 season with a 10-3 overall record that included 6-2 in the CAA and their fourth advancement to the NCAA quarterfinals in the past five years. Last season, the Wildcats led the CAA in both yards per game (406.9 ypg) – including a league-high 621 total offensive yards vs. UMass – and red-zone efficiency (90%; 45 of 50 with 32 TDs and 13 FG). UNH scored 30+ points in nine of 13 games, including a seasonhigh 51 points against Rhode Island, to rank second in the league in scoring at 35.6 points per game. UNH could be that potent again in 2009 with the return of quarterback R.J. Toman, tight end Scott Sicko and running back Chad Kackert. Defensively, the ‘Cats ranked sixth in the league in points per game. They were stout against the run with a No. 4 ranking, and that run-stopping ability was the backbone of the second-ranked red-zone defense. The defensive line of Jordan Long, Kevin Peters, Steve Young and CAA Rookie of the Year Brian McNally returns intact, and four other starters return on the defensive side of the ball. The combination of a defense that created turnovers and an offense that didn’t fall prey to them led New Hampshire to a secondbest mark of +14 in turnover margin and a formula for success. QUARTERBACK: The Wildcats have four quarterbacks on the roster, but junior R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) is the only signal caller who has seen game action. Toman ranked second in the league in both passing yards (239.2 per game) and pass efficiency (156.2) in 2008 to earn CAA Second Team recognition. Toman completed 65.1 percent of his pass attempts (231 of 355) for 3,110 yards and 28 touchdowns. The yardage ranks fourth on UNH’s list of single-season superlatives and only his predecessor, Ricky Santos, is ahead of Toman on that list. His 231 completions are No. 8 on the program’s single-season list and the 355 attempts are ninth. Toman’s season highlights included a pair of 300-yard passing games (309 at Rhode Island; 305 vs. William & Mary) as well as a 295yard, four-TD performance against UMass in which he averaged 16.4 yards per attempt and 29.5 yards per completion, both of which ranked second in the league for 2008 single-game efforts. In addition to the aerial attack, Toman carried the ball 106 times – second most on the team – for 214 yards and six touchdowns, which tied for second among all Wildcats. In that battle vs. UMass, Toman rushed five times for 61 yards and one score. Redshirt freshman Matt Welch (Lowell, Mass.) is projected as the backup QB. Classmate Josh Vick (Appolo, Pa.) and junior Mike Roberto (Rumsin, N.H.) will be competing for that spot. RUNNING BACK: Senior Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) is a versatile weapon out of the backfield. Despite missing four games in ‘08, Kackert ranked second on the team in carries (99), rushing yards (630) and rushing touchdowns (six). And with his explosive speed, Kackert led the team at 6.4 yards per carry. His 72-yard run at Rhode Island was the second-longest
in the CAA last year. Kackert finished that game with 310 all-purpose yards, which also ranked second in the league. He finished the season with a pair of 100-yard rushing games – 164 at URI and 106 vs. Albany. Kackert also stretches defenses with his pass receiving skills. He tallied 15 catches for 176 yards – an 11.7 average per catch – and two touchdowns. When you add his 441 kickoff return yards, Kackert amassed a total of 1,247 all-purpose yards to average a team-high 138.6 yards per game. Junior Sean Jellison (Amherst, N.H.) gives UNH a proven second option at running back. In 10 games, he carried the ball 43 times for 223 yards (5.2 yards per carry) and scored two rushing touchdowns. Jellison also caught two of Toman’s 28 touchdown passes; he totaled
63 receiving yards on eight receptions. Kenneth Howard (Plainfield, N.J.) and Shawn Sweeney (Plymouth, N.H.) both redshirted the 2008 season. WIDE RECEIVER: UNH will have a new leading receiver for the fourth consecutive year in 2009 following the graduation of Mike Boyle (67 catches; 1,116 yards; 10 TD). Senior Travis Negron (San Diego, Calif.) is the top returning wide receiver. In 11 games, he had 17 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown. Junior J.T. Wright (Agoura Hills, Calif.) recorded 75 receiving yards on seven catches to average 10.7 yards per catch in 10 games played. Joining that duo in the starting lineup is junior Kevon Mason (Quincy, Mass.), who finished with six catches for 55 yards in six games. Sophomore Mickey Mangieri (Bedford, N.Y.) saw action in eight games and pulled in one reception for nine yards. Juniors Chris
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2009 SEASON PREVIEW Chandler (Wakefield, Mass.) and Mike Greene (Stonington, Conn.) are two other weapons at UNH’s disposal. Chandler battled through injuries for the second consecutive year in ‘08, while Greene did play in seven games a year ago. Tight end: New Hampshire boasts a highly talented group of tight ends. Senior Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.) has been the secondleading receiver each of the past two seasons. He was named to the All-America First Team by three affiliations – Associated Press, Walter Camp and College Sporting News – and was also named to The Sports Network All-America Second Team. Sicko’s other 2008 accolades included CAA First Team and ECAC All-Star. Sicko recorded 50 catches for 660 yards and seven touchdowns to rank second on the team in all three statistics. He was seventh in the league in receiving yards/game at 55.0. With those 660 receiving yards, Sicko ranked fifth on the team in all-purpose yards and average yards per game. Sophomore Chris Jeannot (Moon Township, Pa.) and junior Kamal Mohamed (San Diego, Calif.) also bring experience at tight end. Jeannot caught just five passes in nine games, but at a teamhigh 27.4 yards per catch he totaled 137 receiving yards. His 46 yards/catch (2-92) against UMass was the second-highest average in the CAA a year ago. Mohamed also played in nine games and had one catch (two yards). OFFENSIVE LINE: New Hampshire will have a totally revamped offensive line in ‘09 after losing four members to graduation. Senior center Tom Neill (Syracuse, N.Y.; 6-foot-4, 285 pounds) is the leader of this year’s group that will battle in the trenches, as he is the only returning starter on the O-line. Classmate Dan Larkin (Rochelle Park, N.J.; 6-4, 300) also has considerable experience and is the projected starter at right guard. Seth Price (Grove City, Ohio; 6-6, 280), a junior, is a converted tight end and has the starting nod at left tackle. Beyond those seniors, the offensive line has young talent.
UNH Football “Did You Know?” •UNH has advanced to the NCAAs five straight years. •The Wildcats have advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in four of the last five seasons. •UNH enters the season ranked as high as eighth in national preseason FCS polls.
• Senior tight end Scott Sicko enters this season as an All-American and has been named a pre-season All-American by most national magazines and web sites that provide teams for 2009.
Sophomores Jayson Elmore (Hershey, Pa.; 6-3, 260) and George Pecoraro (Cresskill, N.J.; 6-4, 270) ended the 2008 season second on the depth chart, and through the year they saw game action that will prepare them for this year’s starting role. Elmore will line up alongside Larkin on the right side while Pecoraro will flank Neill to the left. This year’s starting five is taller than last year’s group with an average height of 6-4.2 in comparison to 6-3.6, but is also considerably lighter at an average weight of 279 as opposed to 297. Redshirt freshmen Isaiah Martin (Pennsauken, N.J.; 6-2, 285) and Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.; 6-2, 290) are listed second on the two deep at right guard and center, respectively. DEFENSIVE LINE: The defensive line returns intact from the ‘08 season with Jordan Long (Springfield, Mass.) and Steve Young (Rochester, N.H.) at the tackles and Kevin Peters (Pleasantville, Pa.) and Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) on the ends. Long and Peters – both seniors – tied for second among D-linemen in tackles with 43 apiece. Peters (22 solo, 21 assisted) ranked third overall in tackles for a loss (7.5). He also had two sacks and three pass breakups. Long (14 solo, 29 assisted) finished with three tackles for a loss and one sack. Young, a junior, had 5.5 tackles for a loss as part of his 35 overall tackles (17 solo, 18 assisted). McNally, the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year last season, led all UNH defensive linemen in tackles with 55 (21 solo, 34 assisted). He recorded team highs in both tackles for a loss (8.5) and sacks (2.5). McNally was also credited with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The reserves also have significant game experience. Senior Kyle
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2009 SEASON PREVIEW Maroney (Brockport, N.Y.) and junior Lance Mailloux (Bedford, N.H.) were second on the depth chart at the end of the 2008 season. Dan Ruhl (Sanibel Island, Fla.) is another viable option at defensive end for the ‘Cats. Maroney saw action in nine games and recorded 22 tackles (14-8-22). Mailloux tallied 19 tackles (6-13-19), including 1.5 sacks, in 12 games. Ruhl, a senior, played in eight games and tallied a total of 12 tackles (7-5-12) with one sack.
fumbles, recovered two fumbles, had an interception and three pass breakups. Senior Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) is another converted defensive back now playing outside linebacker. He ended last year second on the depth chart and is projected as a starter in ‘09. Klein finished behind Souza on the tackles leaderboard with 59 (31 solo, 28 assisted), including two for a loss. He ranked third on the team in interceptions with four and also had four pass breakups. Devon Jackson (Williamstown, N.J.), who will be stepping into a starting role this year as a junior, compiled 33 solo tackles and 25 assisted tackles for a total of 58. Included in those numbers were two tackles for a loss and one sack. Jackson also tallied one interception, one fumble recovery and four pass breakups. Junior Mike Perkins (Hingham, Mass.) and sophomore John Duffey (Tarentum, Pa.) ended the ‘08 season second on two deep and begin 2009 in the same position. Perkins played in 10 games and was credited with 17 tackles (9-8-17); his other stats included two tackles for a loss and one interception. Duffey made nine tackles (5-4-9) in as many games last year. Juniors Jamie Cosgrove (Sharon, Mass.) and Bryan Mayhew (Plymouth, N.H.) have climbed to second on the depth chart. In six games, Cosgrove was credited with one tackle. Mayhew appeared in four games and totaled five tackles (4-1-5). James Jenkins (Patterson, N.J.) and Mark Petercuskie (Holliston, Mass.) – both sophomores – saw limited action last season. Jenkins played in four games and finished with nine tackles (3-6-9), including one sack. Petercuskie had eight tackles (4-4-8) in three games. DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD: The defensive backfield is anchored on the corners by senior Ryan Hinds (Toronto, Ontario) and junior Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.).
Sophomore John Murray (Aston, Pa.) is expected to see more playing time this season, as he is now listed as a backup on the depth chart at defensive tackle. In six games last year, Murray was credited with nine tackles (three solo, six assisted). LINEBACKERS: The linebacking corps boasts a wealth of experience and depth. Six of the top eight tacklers in ‘08 were linebackers, and four of the top five top returners in that statistic are from that group of linebackers. Senior Sean Ware (Bristol, Conn.) returned from knee injury in 2008 and excelled as a ball stopper. He ranked third on the team in total tackles with 88, and that included 44 solo tackles; he was second in tackles for a loss with 8.0. In the CAA, his 6.8 tackles per game ranked 18th overall and 11th among linebackers. Ware was also credited with one interception, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups. Junior Hugo Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) converted from strong safety to outside linebacker in ‘08 and made the transition effortlessly. He totaled 66 tackles (39 solo, 27 assisted), which ranked fifth on the team, with 5.5 for a loss and one sack. Souza also forced three 2009 New Hampshire Football • 10 •
2009 SEASON PREVIEW Junior Anthony Gorrell (Clayton, N.J.) did not see game action last year, but did tally 4-5-9 in five games in ‘07. Rod Walker (Portsmouth, N.H.) appeared in three games in ‘08 and finished with 1-2-3.
Vasso was an All-America Honorable Mention selection by College Sporting News and also garnered CAA Second Team recognition in 2008, when he ranked 10th in the league – third among CAA defensive backs – in tackles (7.6 per game). Vasso led UNH in total tackles with 99, and that included 66 solo tackles; in comparison only four teammates recorded as many as 66 total tackles. He tied for the team lead in interceptions (five) and also was credited with six pass breakups, which tied for second. Furthermore, Vasso forced a pair of fumbles, and that number also tied for second best on the team. Hinds, a second-round pick in the 2009 CFL draft, lines up at the other corner. He tied Vasso’s mark of five interceptions, which ranked third in the CAA, and led UNH with eight pass breakups. Hinds had a league-high 218 interception return yards and also had a forced fumble. He tallied 36 solo tackles and 17 assisted for a total of 53. Sophomore Ryan McGuinness (Howell, N.J.) will step into the starting role at free safety. He ended last year second on the depth chart and recorded 38 tackles (10-28-38) in 12 games. Kyle Flemings (Forty Fort, Pa.), another sophomore, returns to the 2009 depth chart where he ended in 2008 – behind Hinds at cornerback. Flemings appeared in nine games and totaled eight tackles (6-2-8) as well as a pass breakup. Sophomore John Greer (Buffalo, N.Y.) and redshirt freshman Tyler Sargent (Fairview, Pa.) have climbed to second on the two deep. Greer played in 10 games a year ago and was credited with 21 total tackles (14 solo, seven assisted).
SPECIAL TEAMS: New Hampshire’s special teams will feature a lot of new faces, but welcomes back some familiar ones as well. Chad Kackert led the team in kickoff returns for the second consecutive year in 2008. He averaged 24.5 yards on 18 attempts for a team high of 441 kickoff return yards. He will be flanked by Tyler Sargent, who is also second on the depth chart at cornerback as a redshirt freshman. Senior Tom Manning (Rome, N.Y.) will reprise his role as placekicker in ‘09. As the team’s primary kicker in 2006 and 2007, Manning made 12 of 20 field goal attempts and 87 of 91 PATs. Last year, he was 4-for-7 in field goals and converted 19 of 20 PATs. Redshirt freshman A.J. DeLago (Menands, N.Y.) is projected as the backup. Senior wide receiver J.T. Wright has the inside track as the starting punter. Junior Ryan Glasgow (Bedford, N.H.) is second on the depth chart. He had two punts for a total of 83 yards (41.5 average) – with a long of 48 yards – last season. The punters will be catching snaps from senior Dan Ruhl, a defensive end who was the secondary long snapper a year ago but is the primary man for the job this season. When UNH forces the opposition to punt, the Wildcats will send junior Dino Vasso as the return specialist. With 113 return yards on five interceptions a year ago, Vasso exhibited the ability to elude tacklers and make big plays. Ryan McGuinness will occasionally spell Vasso.
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2009 PRESEASON DEPTH CHART OFFENSE FL LT LG C RG RT TE QB RB WR SE
82 16 77 73 68 64 65 53 78 71 70 72 89 86 12 10 27 24 22 11 5 6
J.T. WRIGHT (Jr., 6-0, 210) Mike Greene (Jr., 6-2, 200) SETH PRICE (Jr., 6-6, 280) Will Moher (So., 6-1, 280) GEORGE PECORARO (So., 6-4, 270) Josh Lane (Fr. (R), 6-2, 275) TOM NEILL (Sr., 6-4, 285) Chris Zarkoski (Fr. (R), 6-2, 290) DAN LARKIN (Jr., 6-4, 300) Isaiah Martin (Fr. (R), 6-2, 285) JAYSON ELMORE (So., 6-3, 260) Mickey DiLima (Fr. (R), 6-5, 285) SCOTT SICKO (Sr., 6-3, 235) Chris Jeannot (So., 6-6, 230) R.J. TOMAN (Jr., 6-1, 195) Matt Welch (Fr. (R) 6-5, 210) CHAD KACKERT (Sr., 5-8, 190) Sean Jellison (Jr., 5-10, 210) TRAVIS NEGRON (Sr., 5-10, 175) Mickey Mangieri (So., 5-11, 180) KEVON MASON (Jr., 6-4, 215) Chris Chandler (Jr., 6-2, 210)
CB OLB DE DT DT DE LB LB OLB FS CB
9 7 33 40 98 48 95 62 91 92 97 93 44 15 4 39 17 47 8 43 26 20
DINO VASSO (Jr., 5-10, 175) Anthony Gorrell (Jr., 5-11, 170) HUGO SOUZA (Jr., 5-11, 210) Mike Perkins (Jr., 5-11, 200) BRIAN McNALLY (So., 6-4, 240) Dan Ruhl (Sr., 6-1, 240) JORDAN LONG (Sr., 6-3, 275) John Murray (So., 6-3, 240) STEVE YOUNG (Jr., 6-4, 285) Lance Mailloux (Jr., 6-1, 240) KEVIN PETERS (Sr., 6-3, 240) Kyle Maroney (Sr., 6-2, 240) DEVON JACKSON (Jr., 6-1, 235) Jamie Cosgrove (Jr., 6-1, 220) SEAN WARE (Sr., 6-2, 225) John Duffey (So., 6-2, 215) TERRENCE KLEIN (Sr., 5-11, 195) Bryan Meyhew (Jr., 5-10, 180) RYAN MCGUINNESS (So., 6-1, 195) John Greer (So., 6-1, 205) RYAN HINDS (Sr., 6-1, 190) Kyle Flemings (So., 5-11, 173)
PK P H LS KR PR
21 82 12 48 27 9
TOM MANNING (Sr., 6-1, 215) J.T. WRIGHT (Jr., 6-0, 190) R.J. TOMAN (Jr., 6-1, 195) DAN RUHL (Sr., 6-1, 240) CHAD KACKERT (Sr., 5-8, 190) DINO VASSO (Jr., 5-10, 175)
2008 Final Football Depth Chart *injured players not included WR-- LT-- LG-- C-- RG-- RT-- TE-- QB-- RB- WR-- SE--
J.T. WRIGHT Josch Droesch Chris McClurg TOM NEILL Eric Cumba Andrew Elwell SCOTT SICKO R.J. TOMAN Robert Simpson Terrence Fox Mike Boyle
PLACEKICKS: KICKOFFS: PUNTER: HOLDER:
TRAVIS NEGRON GEORGE PECORARO WILL MOHR CHRIS ZARKOSKI DAN LARKIN JAYSON ELMORE CHRIS JEANNOT Kevin Decker CHAD KACKERT MICKEY MANGIERI KEVON MASON Tom Bishop Tom Bishop Tom Bishop Kevin Decker
CB-- DINO VASSO SS-- HUGO SOUZA DE-- BRIAN MCNALLY DT-- JORDAN LONG LB-- MATT PARENT LB-- SEAN WARE DT-- STEVE YOUNG DE-- KEVIN PETERS LB-- Maurice Duper FS-- John Clements CB-- RYAN HINDS KICK RETURNS: PUNT RETURNS: LONG SNAPPER:
RETURNING PLAYERS in CAPS 2009 New Hampshire Football • 12 •
Andre Garron MIKE PERKINS DAN RUHL T.J. Taylor DEVON JACKSON JOHN DUFFEY LANCE MAILLOUX KYLE MARONEY TERRENCE KLEIN RYAN MCGUINNESS KYLE FLEMINGS
Terrance Fox Mike Boyle Matt Parent
2009 NUMERICAL ROSTER No.
1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 30 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 63
Peters, Dontra Ware, Sean Mason, Kevon Chandler, Chris Gorrell, Anthony McGuinness, Ryan Vasso, Dino Welch, Matt Mangieri, Mickey Toman, R.J. Vick, Josh Roberto, Mike Cosgrove, Jamie Greene, Mike Klein, Terrence McNulty, Andrew DeLago, A.J. Auffray, Kyle Flemings, Kyle Manning, Tom Negron, Travis Kostek, Anthony Colbert, Kiah Jellison, Sean Hinds, Ryan Kackert, Chad Marceau, Corey Coppola, Derek Settian, Chris Wilkins, Jerome Beranger, Chris Sweeney, Shawn Souza, Hugo Collister, Steve Houston , Chris Regan, Sean Duffey, John Perkins, Mike Neal, Peter MacNevin, Shawn Greer, John Jackson, Devon Walker, Rod Roach, Jason Mayhew, Bryan Ruhl, Dan Sargent, Tyler Gangelhoff, Kevin Petercuskie, Mark Evans, Matt Zarkoskie, Chris Buzbee, Alan Colbert, Jay Jenkins, James McMath, Jeff Jamerson, Jack McCann, Sean Ryan, Sean Murray, John Archer, Rich
Fr. (R) Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. (R) So. Jr. Fr. (R) Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. (R) Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. (R) Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. (R) Fr. Fr. (R) Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. (R) Fr. So. Fr. (R) Fr. (R) Fr. (R) Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr.
WR/DB LB WR WR DB DB DB QB WR QB QB QB LB WR DB K K WR DB PK WR WR FS RB DB RB P RB/WR RB DB RB/DB RB SS LB DB SS DB DB WR DB DB LB DB DB DB DE DB LB LB LB OL LB DE LB DB DT DT OL DL OL
6-0 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-5 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-5 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-8 5-10 5-9 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-1 5-8 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-2
180 Annapolis, Md. 225 Bristol, Conn. 215 Quincy, Mass. 210 Wakefield, Mass. 170 Clayton, N.J. 195 Howell, N.J. 175 Crum Lynne, Pa. 210 Lowell, Mass. 180 Bedford, N.Y. 195 Mission Viejo, Calif. 215 Apollo, Pa. 190 Rumsin, N.J. 220 Sharon, Mass. 200 Stonington, Conn. 195 Westwood, N.J. 170 Flemington, N.J. 200 Menands, N.Y. 233 Cornwall, N.Y. 175 Forty Fort, Pa. 215 Rome, N.Y. 175 San Diego, Calif. 190 Bethel, Conn. 195 Goffstown, N.H. 210 Amherst, N.H. 190 Toronto, Ontario 190 Simi Valley, Calif. 165 Stratham, N.H. 185 North Reading, Mass. 210 East Longmeadow, Mass. 170 Baltimore, Md. 180 Winthrop, Mass. 195 Plymouth, N.H. 210 Marshfield, Mass. 220 Rochester, N.Y. 160 Harrisburg, Pa. 200 Bridgewater, Mass. 215 Tarentum, Pa. 200 Hingham, Mass. 175 Lynnfield, Mass. 195 Strafford, N.H. 205 Buffalo, N.Y. 235 Williamstown, N.J. 205 Portsmouth, N.H. 190 Dorchester, Mass. 180 Plymouth, N.H. 240 Sanibel Island, Fla. 180 Fairview, Pa. 230 Odense, Denmark 210 Holliston, Mass. 200 Hanover, Mass. 290 West Caldwell, N.J. 225 Chester, N.J. 230 Langhorne, Pa. 210 Paterson, N.J. 205 Peabody, Mass. 245 Washington, Pa. 240 Avon Lake, Ohio 285 Londonderry, N.H. 240 Aston, Pa. 270 St. Cloud, Fla.
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Last School St. Mary’s Bristol Central Xavarien Brothers Bridgton Academy Notre Dame Milford Academy Ridley Lowell Fox Lane Mission Viejo Kiski Rumsin Catholic Memorial Cushing Academy St. Joseph Regional Hunterdon Central Albany Academy Mississippi St. U. Bishop Hoban Rome Free Academy Clairemont Bethel Goffstown Souhegan North Toronto Grace Brethren Exeter The Gunnery School Suffield Academy Avon Old Farms Winthrop Plymouth Regional Marshfield Greece Olympia Bishop McDevitt Bridgewater-Raynham Highlands Berkshire School St. John’s Prep. Spaulding St. Joseph Collegiate Williamstown Portsmouth Dorchester Plymouth Regional Valley Forge Prep Fairview Kimball Union Academy Holliston Thayer Academy Seton Hall Prep. Seton Hall Prep. Neshaminy Paramus Catholic Bridgeton Academy Trinity Avon Lake Londonderry Garnet Valley Kissimmee-Osceola
2009 NUMERICAL ROSTER 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
Lane, Josh Fr. (R) Neill, Tom Sr. O’Neill, Seamus Fr. Vailias, Jim Fr. Pecoraro, George So. Scafate, James Fr. Elmore, Jayson So. Martin, Isaiah Fr. (R) DiLima, Mickey Fr. (R) Moher, Will So. McCarthy, Walter Fr. (R) Schmalhofer, Nick Fr. Sann, Jeff So. Price, Seth Jr. Larkin, Dan Sr. McLaughlin, Matt Fr. (R) Strand, Ronnie Sr. Wright, J.T. Jr. Walker, Todd Fr. Orlando, Joey Fr. (R) Mohamed, Kamal Jr. Jeannot, Chris So. Cullen, Sean So. Asam, Manny Fr. Sicko, Scott Sr. Smith, Jared Fr. (R) Young, Steve Jr. Mailloux, Lance Jr. Maroney, Kyle Sr. Vines, Randi Fr. (R) Long, Jordan Sr. Muller, Cody Fr. Peters, Kevin Sr. McNally, Brian So. Glasgow, Ryan Jr.
OL OL OL DE OL OL/DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR TE WR WR WR TE TE TE WR/B TE DL DT DE DE DL DT DE DE DE P
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275 Derry, N.H. 285 Syracuse, N.Y. 270 Manchester, N.H. 235 Bedford, N.H. 270 Cresskill, N.J. 270 Damascus, Md. 255 Hershey, Pa. 285 Pennsauken, N.J. 285 Kensington, Md. 280 Bedford, N.H. 240 Warwick, R.I. 240 Lancaster, Pa. 295 Rome, N.Y. 280 Grove City, Ohio 300 Rochelle Park, N.J. 165 Newmarket, N.H. 220 Tuckahoe, N.Y. 190 Agoura Hills, Calif. 170 Edwards, Colo. 175 Bethlehem, Pa. 230 San Diego, Calif. 230 Moon Township, Pa. 220 Naples, Fla. 175 Bloomfield, N.J. 230 Stillwater, N.Y. 275 Greencastle, Pa. 285 Rochester, N.H. 230 Bedford, N.H. 240 Brockport, N.Y. 240 Oxnard, Calif. 275 Springfield, Mass. 230 Souderton, Pa. 240 Pleasantville, N.J. 240 Cornwall, N.Y. 200 Bedford, N.H.
Head Coach: Sean McDonnell (New Hampshire ‘78) Asst. Coach Sean McGowan (Fordham ‘98) Asst. Coach: Joe Conlin (Pittsburgh ‘02) Asst. Coach: Derek Sage (Cal State Northridge ‘02) Asst. Coach: Jon Shelton (Maryland ‘97) Asst. Coach: Tim Cramsey (New Hampshire ‘98) Asst. Coach: Ryan Carty (Delaware ‘06) Asst. Coach: Brian Barbato (New Hampshire ‘04) Asst. Coach: Mike Ferzoco (Kenyon College ‘04) Asst. Coach: Matt Dawson (Massachusetts ‘01) Asst. Coach: Jake Zweig (U.S. Naval Academy ‘95) Asst. Coach: Mark DeLeone (Iowa ‘09)
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Pinkerton Academy The Tilton School Manchester Central Kimball Union Cresskill Damascus Hershey Pennsauken Our Lady of Good Counsel Manchester West Milton Academy Lancaster Catholic Holand Patent Grove City Bergen Catholic St. Thomas Wyoming Seminary Agoura Lake Forest Academy Liberty Hoover Moon Area Baron Collier Worcester Academy LaSalle Institute Geencastle-Antrim Spaulding Manchester West West Point Santa Clara Commerce Souderton St. Joseph’s Cornwall Manchester West
2009 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No.
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Archer, Rich Asam, Manny Auffray, Kyle Beranger, Chris Buzbee, Alan Chandler, Chris Colbert, Jay Colbert, Kiah Collister, Steve Cosgrove, Jamie Coppola, Derek Cullen, Sean DeLago, A.J. DiLima, Mickey Duffey, John Elmore, Jayson Evans, Matt Flemings, Kyle Gangelhoff, Kevin Glasgow, Ryan Gorrell, Anthony Greene, Mike Greer, John Hinds, Ryan Houston , Chris Jackson, Devon Jamerson, Jack Jeannot, Chris Jellison, Sean Jenkins, James Kackert, Chad Klein, Terrence Kostek, Anthony Lane, Josh Larkin, Dan Long, Jordan MacNevin, Shawn Mangieri, Mickey Manning, Tom Marceau, Corey Maroney, Kyle Mailloux, Lance Martin, Isaiah Mason, Kevon Mayhew, Bryan McCann, Sean McCarthy, Walter McGuinness, Ryan McLaughlin, Matt McMath, Jeff McNally, Brian McNulty, Andrew Mohamed, Kamal Moher, Will Muller, Cody Murray, John Neal, Peter Negron, Travis Neill, Tom O’Neill, Seamus Orlando, Joey
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OL WR/B WR RB/DB LB WR DE FS LB LB RB/WR TE K OL DB OL LB DB LB P DB WR DB DB DB LB DT TE RB LB RB DB WR OL OL DT DB WR PK P DE DE OL WR DB DT OL DB WR DB DE K TE OL DE DL WR WR OL OL WR
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270 St. Cloud, Fla. 175 Bloomfield, N.J. 233 Cornwall, N.Y. 180 Winthrop, Mass. 225 Chester, N.J. 210 Wakefield, Mass. 230 Langhorne, Pa. 195 Goffstown, N.H. 220 Rochester, N.Y. 220 Sharon, Mass. 185 North Reading, Mass. 220 Naples, Fla. 200 Menands, N.Y. 285 Kensington, Md. 215 Tarentum, Pa. 255 Hershey, Pa. 200 Hanover, Mass. 175 Forty Fort, Pa. 230 Odense, Denmark 200 Bedford, N.H. 170 Clayton, N.J. 200 Stonington, Conn. 205 Buffalo, N.Y. 190 Toronto, Ontario 160 Harrisburg, Pa. 235 Williamstown, N.J. 245 Washington, Pa. 230 Moon Township, Pa. 210 Amherst, N.H. 210 Paterson, N.J. 190 Simi Valley, Calif. 195 Westwood, N.J. 190 Bethel, Conn. 275 Derry, N.H. 300 Rochelle Park, N.J. 275 Springfield, Mass. 195 Strafford, N.H. 180 Bedford, N.Y. 215 Rome, N.Y. 165 Stratham, N.H. 240 Brockport, N.Y. 230 Bedford, N.H. 285 Pennsauken, N.J. 215 Quincy, Mass. 180 Plymouth, N.H. 240 Avon Lake, Ohio 240 Warwick, R.I. 195 Howell, N.J. 165 Newmarket, N.H. 205 Peabody, Mass. 240 Cornwall, N.Y. 170 Flemington, N.J. 230 San Diego, Calif. 280 Bedford, N.H. 230 Souderton, Pa. 240 Aston, Pa. 175 Lynnfield, Mass. 175 San Diego, Calif. 285 Syracuse, N.Y. 270 Manchester, N.H. 175 Bethlehem, Pa.
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Last School Kissimmee-Osceola Worcester Academy Mississippi St. U. Winthrop Seton Hall Prep. Bridgton Academy Neshaminy Goffstown Greece Olympia Catholic Memorial The Gunnery School Baron Collier Albany Academy Our Lady of Good Counsel Highlands Hershey Thayer Academy Bishop Hoban Kimball Union Academy Manchester West Notre Dame Cushing Academy St. Joseph Collegiate North Toronto Bishop McDevitt Williamstown Trinity Moon Area Souhegan Paramus Catholic Grace Brethren St. Joseph Regional Bethel Pinkerton Academy Bergen Catholic Commerce Spaulding Fox Lane Rome Free Academy Exeter West Point Manchester West Pennsauken Xavarien Brothers Plymouth Regional Avon Lake Milton Academy Milford Academy St. Thomas Bridgeton Academy Cornwall Hunterdon Central Hoover Manchester West Souderton Garnet Valley St. John’s Prep. Clairemont The Tilton School Manchester Central Liberty
2009 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 68 40 51 1 97 77 38 46 14 48 61 76 49 69 75 30 89 90 33 81 32 12 67 9 13 94 45 83 4 10 30 82 91 53
Pecoraro, George So. Perkins, Mike Jr. Petercuskie, Mark So. Peters, Dontra Fr. (R) Peters, Kevin Sr. Price, Seth Jr. Regan, Sean Fr. Roach, Jason So. Roberto, Mike Jr. Ruhl, Dan Sr. Ryan, Sean Fr. Sann, Jeff So. Sargent, Tyler Fr. (R) Scafate, James Fr. Schmalhofer, Nick Fr. Settian, Chris Fr. Sicko, Scott Sr. Smith, Jared Fr. (R) Souza, Hugo Jr. Strand, Ronnie Sr. Sweeney, Shawn Fr. (R) Toman, R.J. Jr. Vailias, Jim Fr. Vasso, Dino Jr. Vick, Josh Fr. (R) Vines, Randi Fr. (R) Walker, Rod So. Walker, Todd Fr. Ware, Sean Sr. Welch, Matt Fr. (R) Wilkins, Jerome Fr. (R) Wright, J.T. Jr. Young, Steve Jr. Zarkoskie, Chris Fr. (R)
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270 200 210 180 240 280 200 190 190 240 285 295 180 270 240 210 230 275 210 220 195 195 235 175 215 240 205 170 225 210 170 190 285 290
Cresskill, N.J. Hingham, Mass. Holliston, Mass. Annapolis, Md. Pleasantville, N.J. Grove City, Ohio Bridgewater, Mass. Dorchester, Mass. Rumsin, N.J. Sanibel Island, Fla. Londonderry, N.H. Rome, N.Y. Fairview, Pa. Damascus, Md. Lancaster, Pa. East Longmeadow, Mass. Stillwater, N.Y. Greencastle, Pa. Marshfield, Mass. Tuckahoe, N.Y. Plymouth, N.H. Mission Viejo, Calif. Bedford, N.H. Crum Lynne, Pa. Apollo, Pa. Oxnard, Calif. Portsmouth, N.H. Edwards, Colo. Bristol, Conn. Lowell, Mass. Baltimore, Md. Agoura Hills, Calif. Rochester, N.H. West Caldwell, N.J.
Head Coach: Sean McDonnell (New Hampshire ‘78) Asst. Coach Sean McGowan (Fordham ‘98) Asst. Coach: Joe Conlin (Pittsburgh ‘02) Asst. Coach: Derek Sage (Cal State Northridge ‘02) Asst. Coach: Jon Shelton (Maryland ‘97) Asst. Coach: Tim Cramsey (New Hampshire ‘98) Asst. Coach: Ryan Carty (Delaware ‘06) Asst. Coach: Brian Barbato (New Hampshire ‘04) Asst. Coach: Mike Ferzoco (Kenyon College ‘04) Asst. Coach: Matt Dawson (Massachusetts ‘01) Asst. Coach: Jake Zweig (U.S. Naval Academy ‘95) Asst. Coach: Mark DeLeone (Iowa ‘09)
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Cresskill Berkshire School Holliston St. Mary’s St. Joseph’s Grove City Bridgewater-Raynham Dorchester Rumsin Valley Forge Prep Londonderry Holand Patent Fairview Damascus Lancaster Catholic Suffield Academy LaSalle Institute Geencastle-Antrim Marshfield Wyoming Seminary Plymouth Regional Mission Viejo Kimball Union Ridley Kiski Santa Clara Portsmouth Lake Forest Academy Bristol Central Lowell Avon Old Farms Agoura Spaulding Seton Hall Prep.
THE PLAYERS Chris Chandler
Senior • Wide Receiver 6-5 • 233 • Cornwall, N.Y.
Junior • Wide Receiver 6-2 • 210 • Wakefield, Mass.
Personal The son of Thierry Auffray and Kim Auffray...born 12-27-86 in Cortlandt, N.Y....a Sociology major. At UNH 2009 2008
• Expected to compete for playing time at wide receiver. • A big target for UNH quarterbacks. • Saw limited playing time at wide receiver.
Before UNH • Lettered in both football and basketball at Cornwall High School. • Attended Mississippi State during both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Personal The son of Ernest and Kathleen Chandler…born 8-15-86 in Boston, Mass...an Earth Sciences major. At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006
• Will compete for significant playing time. • Recovered from nagging knee injury. • Added depth to a deep receiving corps. • Saw little playing time due to injury. • Showed signs of the ability to start for UNH at wide receiver. • Redshirt season.
Before UNH •A three-sport athlete at Malden Catholic in football, track and field and Lacrosse. • Posted 2,000 career receiving yds and 14 TDs at MCHS. • A Catholic Conference All-Star in 2004 and 2005. • Named the best team offensive player in 2004 and 2005. • Led Division I and Catholic Conference in TDs in 2004 and 2005. • Helped Malden Catholic to the State Division I Finals in 2004.
Fr. (R) • Linebacker 6-3 • 225 • Chester, N.J.
Junior • Linebacker 6-1 • 220 • Sharon, Mass.
Personal: The son of Larry and Rhonda Buzbee...an undeclared major...his brother, Alex, signed with the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
Personal The son of Jill Cosgrove...born 10-25-87 in Sharon, Mass....majoring in Sociology.
At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time at linebacker. 2008 • Redshirted the season.
At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time at linebacker. 2008 • Appeared in six games for the Wildcats. 2007 • Appeared in 10 games for the Wildcats. • Tallied four tackles. 2006 • Redshirt season.
Before UNH • A three-year letterwinner in football and a two-year letterwinner in basketball at Seton Hall Prep. • Named first-team all-conference, second-team All-Essex County and third-team all-group. • Named the Junior Defensive Player of the Year in Essex County. • Compiled eight TDs and 600 total yards on offense and 82 tackles, five sacks and one interception.
Before UNH • Played football at Catholic Memorial High School. • In addition to football, lettered in baseball and basketball.
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THE PLAYERS Sean Cullen
Sophomore • Tight End 6-4 • 220 • Naples, Fla.
Fr. (R) •Offensive Line 6-5 • 285 • Kensington, Md.
Personal The son of Jim and Lisa Cullen...born 3-10-89 in Jacksonville, Fla....a Sociology major. At UNH 2009 • Will compete for playing time at tight end. 2008 • Provided UNH with outstanding depth at tight end. Before UNH • Lettered in both football and soccer at Barron Collier High School. • Recorded 29 receptions and five touchdowns during senior season. • Named First-Team All South West Florida. • Awarded Naples Daily News Prep Player of the Week.
Personal Son of Pete and Kathy DiLima...born 1-20-90 in Silver Spring, Md...a Biology major.. At UNH 2009 • Will compete for playing time at offensive lineman. 2008 • Redshirted the season. Before UNH • Lettered in football and baseball at Our Lady of Good Counsel. • Led his football team to the state championship game in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. • Named second-team All-Metropolitain in 2007. • Named third-team All-State in 2007.
Fr. (R) • Kicker 5-11 • 200 • Menands, N.Y.
So. • Linebacker 6-2 • 215 • Tarentum, Pa.
Personal Personal Son of Gus and Darcy DeLago...born 1-30-89 in Hartford, Conn...a Biology major. At UNH 2009 • Will compete for playing time at kicker. 2008 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Lettered in football, soccer, lacrosse and baseball at Albany Academy. • Connected on 119 of 127 PAT attempts during his career. • Connected on 23 of 23 PAT attempts and 1 for 1 on field goal attempts. • Totaled 84 kicking points during senior season, which ranks second all-time in the state. • Named first-team All-Conference in 2004 and 2006 as a kicker. • Named second-team All-Conference in 2005 and 2006 as a punter. • Named first-team All-State in 2006 as a kicker. • A first-team selection for Section II in 2006. • Ranked 11th in the country and 1st in the state for kicking points as a senior. • Led football team to a 12-1 record during senior campaign.
The son of John and Elaine Duffey...Born 10-31-88...a History major. At UNH 2009 2008 2007
• Expected to compete for playing time at linebacker. • Added depth to the UNH secondary and special teams appearing in nine games. • Tallied a total of nine tackles, including five solo efforts. • Recorded one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. • Redshirt season.
Before UNH • Recorded 13 receptions for 415 yds and nine touchdowns his senior year at Highlands High School. • Notched 46 tackles. • Came up with one interception. • Named “Valley News Dispatch” first-team all-conference as a wide receiver. • Named “Pittsburgh Post Gazette” All-Star and first-team all-conference as a defensive back.
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THE PLAYERS Jayson Elmore
Sophomore. •Offensive Line 6-3 • 255 • Hershey, Pa.
Sophomore. • Defensive Back 5-11 • 175 • Forty Fort, Pa.
Personal Son of William Elmore and Shantin Dean...born 7-10-89...an English major.
Personal The son of Dwayne Downing...born 6-17-89...an English/Journalism major.
At UNH 2009 • Will compete for playing time on the offensive line. 2008 • Provided depth at right tackle for the Wildcats. 2007 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • A three-year letterwinner in basketball and football at Hershey High School. • Completed his career with 120 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 recovered. • Named team MVP, first team all-conference as a tight end and second-team allconference as a defensive end.
At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for significant playing time at defensive back. 2008 • Played in nine games for the ‘Cats. • Compiled eight tackles, including six solo efforts. • Recorded a total of two pass deflections. 2006 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Scored 22 career TDs, rushed for 1,060 career yds, and caught 1,747 receiving yds. • Passed for 730 yds. at Bishop Hoban. • Recorded 20 interceptions and 86 pass breakups as a defensive back. • Also had six forced fumbles, six defensive TDs and 122 tackles. • Named Wyoming Valley All-Conference selection, a WNEP Super 15 Dream Team pick and a Super 7 All-Star Team selection.
Fr. (R) • Linebacker 6-0 • 200 • Hanover, Mass.
Junior • Defensive Back 5-11 • 170 • Clayton, N.J.
Personal The son of Keneth and Deborah Evans...born 7-25-89 in Hanover, Mass...an undeclared major.
Personal The son of Daikiel and Kheesha Shorts...born 9-19-88 in New Brunswick, N.J...an RMP Program Administration major.
At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time at linebacker. 2008 • Redshirt season.
At UNH 2009 • Has the opportunity to start at defensive back. • Provides talents and experience at defensive back. 2008 • Added depth at defensive back. 2007 • Redshirt season.
Before UNH • Lettered in football, lacrosse and basketball at Thayer Academy. • Totaled 72 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumble and one interception during his senior season. • On offense, rushed for 827 yards and 12 touchdowns. • Named to the Super 26 All-State team. • A two-time All-Scholastic Patriot Ledger. • An All New England selection. • Named to the Shriner All-Star game.
Before UNH • Played defensive back for Notre Dame and Delaware State. • Lettered in football, basketball and track and field in high school. • Named an All-State and All-Conference selection in high school. • Holds the record for the most kick returns for touchdowns in his high school’s history.
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THE PLAYERS Mike Greene
Junior• Wide Receiver 6-2 • 200 • Stonington, Conn.
Senior • Defensive Back 6-1 • 190 • Toronto, Ont.
Personal The son of Wayne and Cynthia Greene…born 4-13-87 in Pawcatuck, Conn.…an Economics major. At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006
• Expected to compete for playing time at wide receiver. • Adds talent and height to the receiveing corps for UNH. • Added depth at wide receiver. • Redshirted the season.
Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track and field at Stonington High School. • Pulled in 33 receptions for 609 yards and eight touchdowns during prep season at Cushing Academy. • Recorded seven catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns on his way to earning Offensive Player of the Game on Thanksgiving day during his junior season at Stonington High School.
Personal The son of Ecliffe and Roxanne Hinds...born 06-19-83 in Georgetown, Guyana... majoring in Biology/General... plans to attend medical school. At UNH 2009 • Expected to start at defensive back for the second consecutive season. 2008 • Played in all 13 games for the Wildcats. • Compiled 53 total tackles, including 36 solo efforts. • Had 1.5 tackles for a loss of six yards. • Tied for team lead in interceptions with five, collecting 218 yards and a touchdown. • Led the team in pass deflections with 21. 2007 • Saw action as a backup at defensive back. • Notched 20 tackles in 12 games played (11-9-20). • Broke up two passes. 2006 • Made seven tackles (4-3-7) in six games. • Recorded his first career interception at Dartmouth and returned it 18 yds. Before UNH •Lettered in football, basketball and track at North Toronto C.I. • Helped lead his team to the high school football championship in 2003. • His team made it to the high school championship again in 2004.
Junior • Defensive Back 6-1 • 205 • Buffalo, N.Y.
43 Personal The son of Sara Anderson and John Greer...born in Buffalo, N.Y... majoring in Communications. At UNH 2009 • Projected to battle for playing time at defensive back. 2008 • Saw significant playing time in the backfield. • Recorded 14-7-21 tackles and had one tackle for a loss of 7 yards. 2007 • Saw playing time in first three games at defensive back, but missed the rest of the season due to injury. Before UNH • Lettered four times in football at St. Joseph Collegiate. • Was named first-team All-Western New York as a junior and senior. • Named All-State in junior and senior seasons. • Played both receiver and safety. • Led the team in tackles in his senior year. • Helped his team win three league championships in football. • Won two state championships in basketball at St. Joseph. • Scored 1,200 career points in basketball.
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THE PLAYERS Devon Jackson
Junior • Linebacker 6-1 • 235 • Williamstown, N.J.
Junior • Running Back 5-10 • 210 • Amherst, N.H.
Personal The son of Drew and Debra Jackson...born 6-26-88 in Williamstown, N.J...majoring in Business Administration...father played football at Tufts University and his older brother, Aaron, played football at Lafayette. At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time at linebacker for the second consecutive year. 2008 • Played in all 13 games for the Wildcats. • Ranked in the top-10 among all ‘Cats with 58 tackles. • Collected two tackles for a loss of 10 yards. • Tallied nine pass deflections. • Notched an interception and a sack. 2007 • Jackson had a tremendous spring. 2006 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Lettered in football and track at Williamstown High School. • Recorded 82 tackles on defense as a senior in 2005. • Made 26 receptions for 289 yds. as a wide receiver in his senior campaign. • Named first-team all-conference and all-area as a senior. • Invited to play in the North-South All-Star game in his senior year.
Personal The son of Ronald and Catherine Jellison...born 7-12-87 in Mission Viejo, Calif...a Political Science major... father played football at Harvard and was a graduate assistant coach at the school in 1979...has interest in becoming a sports broadcaster. At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for significant playing time at running back. 2008 • Played in 10 games for the Wildcats. • Carried the ball 43 times for a total of 246 yards and two touchdowns. • Notched an average of 5.2 yards per carry. • Tallied eight catches for 63 yards and two touchdowns. 2007 • Jellison showed great speed and agility in spring football. • Saw playing time in nine games for the ‘Cats. • Carried the football 14 times for 78 yds and three TDs. • Scored a key TD in victory over Delaware. 2006 • Redshirted the season. Before UNH • Named Gatorade Player of the Year for NH at Souhegan High School. • Named Old spice Red Zone Player of the Year. • Named a Sports Illustrated Reebok Northeast Pre-Season All-American. • Holds the New Hampshire career TD record (103 TDs.). • Holds the New Hampshire career rushing yardage mark (5,890 yds.). • Set the New Hamphire single-season TD record (41 TDs as a junior). • Named first-team All-State as a senior. • Named the “Union Leader” Player of the Year in 2004.
Sophomore • Linebacker 6-2 • 210 • Paterson, N.J.
Sophomore • Tight End 6-6 • 230 • Moon Township, Pa.
Personal The son of Mike and Joe Jeannot...born 2-5-89...a Nutritional Sciences major.
Personal The son of James and Willie Mae Jenkins...born 12/2/89 in Paterson, N.J....majoring in Sociology.
At UNH 2009 • Will add depth to a talented tight end corps. 2008 • Played in nine games for the Wildcats. • Totaled five catches for 137 yards. • Scored two touchdowns in UNH’s victory over UMass. • Allotted the longest pass reception on the squad for 77 yards. 2007 • Redshirt season.
At UNH 2009 • Adds talented depth to the UNH linebacking corps. 2008 • Saw limited playing time at linebacker for the Wildcats. • Recorded nine tackles (3-6-9) in four games. • Posted one tackle for a loss of five yards. 2007 • Redshirt season.
Before UNH • A two-sport letterwinner in football and basketball. • Completed his two-year football career with 40 catches for 412 yds and two TDs. • Led his team to three WPIAL Championships in basketball.
Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track at Paramus Catholic HS. • Played wide receiver and linebacker in football. • Recorded 108 tackles, 4 interceptions and 9 touchdowns. • Named first-team All-County and first-team All-League. • Selected as the Non-Rated Defensive Player of the Year. • County champion in track in the triple jump.
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THE PLAYERS Chad Kackert
Senior • Running Back 5-8 • 190 • Simi Valley, Calif.
Senior • Safety 5-11 • 195 • Westwood, N.J.
Personal The son of Craig and Bette Kackert...born 9-15-86 in Thousand Oaks, Calif...a Kinesiology/Athletic Training major. At UNH 2009 • Kackert is expected to start at running back for UNH. • A strong candidate for post-season honors. 2008 • Played in nine games for the Wildcats. • Carried the ball 99 times for a gain of 677 yards and six touchdowns. • Notched an average of 6.4 yards per carry. • Averaged the highest average for rushing yards per game with 70. • Totaled the longest rush from scrimmage on the roster with a 72-yard carry. • Compiled 15 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns. 2007 • Led all UNH rushers with an average of 42.2 ypg. • Carried the football 80 times for 380 yds and four rushing TDs. • Fifth-leading receiver on the team with 20 catches for 196 yds and 2 TDs. • Played in just nine games due to injury. • He was fifth in scoring with 42 points for the ‘Cats. • Led UNH in kick returns with an average of 26.3 average yds per return. • Had 67 rushing yds vs. Maine on 13 carries for a season high. • Recorded season-best six catches for 50 yds and a TD vs. Northeastern. 2006 • Kackert won two key games down the stretch with game-winning touchdowns in victories over Maine (19-13 OT) and Hampton in the NCAA’s (41-38). Both games were won late in the fourth quarter. • The top returning rusher with 115 carries for 584 yds. and five TDs. • Came on strong late in the season after playing in all 13 games. • He also is a solid receiver, making 14 catches for 166 yds. and two TDs. • His TD catch vs. Hampton gave UNH a come-from-behind win late in the fourth quarter. • Led all UNH rushers in the spring scrimmage with nine carries for 91 yds. 2005 • Arrived at UNH in Jan. of 2006 after suffering a leg injury and forgoing the fall semester to get healthy. His arrival in Jan. allowed him to play spring football. Before UNH • Lettered in both football and basketball at Grace Brethren. • Compiled 6,700 rushing yds. and 131 touchdowns (among top 10 in nation). • Ran for 3,447 yds in his senior season and scored 56 TDs (tops in Calif.). • Rushed for 443 yards in one contest (2nd best in Calif.). • Scored eight TDs in one game. • Named California Small School State Player of the Year in 2004. • Named League Offensive Player of the Year and Ventura County Athlete of the Year.
Personal The son of Mike and Judy Klein...born 6-1-88...a History major. At UNH 2009 • Klein will compete for significant playing time at safety. 2008 • Finished just outside of the top five in total tackles on the roster with 59, including 31 solo efforts. • Ranked second on the squad with four interceptions, for a total of 28 yards. • Tallied a total of 12 pass deflections. • Notched two tackles for a loss of nine yards. 2007 • Seventh-leading tackler despite limited playing time (19-37-56). • Recorded two tackles for a loss and a pass deflection. 2006 • Recorded eight tackles (5-3-8). • Played in 10 contests as a defensive back. 2004 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Lettered in football and baseball at St. Joseph Regional High School. • His team won seven consecutive state championships. • A team captain, he had 75 solo tackles, three interceptions, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in his senior season. • He was named first-team all-county, all-league and all-state (parochial).
Senior • Offensive Line 6-4 • 300 • Rochelle Park, N.J.
Personal The son of Daniel and Donna Larkin...born 4-1-87 in Hackensack, N.J....majoring in Political Science...his uncle played football at UNH from 1972-75. At UNH 2009 • Expected to start at left guard and is one of the leaders of the O-Line. 2008 • Started most of the season or was a key backup when not starting. 2007 • Added depth on the offensive line. 2006 • Added depth on a talented and experienced offensive line. 2005 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Larkin lettered in both football and track and field at Bergen Catholic. • Played on the 2004 state championship squad. • Named first-team all-league, All-North Jersey, and all-county. • Named second-team all-state and first-team parochial all-state. • Named one of the top 25 players out of New Jersey by Rivals.com. • Played in the 2005 Governor’s Bowl.
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THE PLAYERS Mickey Mangieri
Senior • Defensive Tackle 6-3 • 275 • Springfield, Mass.
Sophomore • Wide Receiver 5-11 • 180 • Bedford, N.Y.
Personal The son of Josa Long...born 12-3-87 in Springfield, Mass...majoring in Kinesiology/ Sports Studies. At UNH 2009 • Expected to make a major impact as a starter on the defensive line. 2008 • Played in all 13 games for the ‘Cats. • Tallied 43 total tackles with 14 solo efforts. • Notched three tackles for a loss of 10 yards, as well as one sack for a loss of eight. 2007 • Long added valuable depth as a backup on the defensive line. • Posted 25 total tackles (7-18-25). • Recorded 1.5 tackles for a loss. 2006 • Saw limited action, making five tackles (2-3-5). • Posted two tackles for a loss of 5 yds. 2005 • Redshirted the season.
Personal: The son of Paul and Cathy Mangieri...born 11-9-88 in Yonkers, N.Y...majoring in Communications. At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time at wide receiver. 2008 • Saw limited time as both a receiver and as a ball carrier. • Rushed five times for 31 yards and caught one pass for 8 yards. 2007 • Redshirt Season. Before UNH • Lettered in football and lacrosse at Fox Lane High School.
Before UNH • Lettered in football and track and field at Commerce High School. • Helped lead his team to a Super Bowl championship in 2002 and 2002 at CHS. • He was named All-Western Mass in 2003 and 2004.
Sophomore • Defensive Back 6-0 • 200 • Strafford, N.H.
42 Personal: The son of James and Jaqui MacNevin...born 2-22-89 in Dover, N.H...a Kinesiology/Physical Education major. At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time at defensive back. 2008 • Saw limited time at defensive back and played on special teams. Before UNH • Lettered in football, baseball, wrestling and track at Spaulding HS. • Ran for 1,084 yards in senior season. • Named the team MVP and team Outstanding Offensive Back. • Named First-Team All-State in Division II. • Selected to play in the New Hampshire Shrine Bowl Game. • Captain of the football, wrestling (two years), and track teams.
Senior • Place Kicker/Punter 6-1 • 215 • Rome, N.Y.
Personal The son of Jeff and Cindy Manning...born 2-28-87 in Ilion, N.Y...majoring in Business Administration/Marketing. At UNH 2009 • UNH’s starting placekicker for the fourth consecutive season. • Has made 105 of 112 extra point during his career at UNH. • He is also 16 of 28 in field goals attempted for his career. 2008 • Served as the top option in kickoffs. • Led the team with 51 kickoffs for an average of 61.1 yards, including four touchbacks. • Ranked seventh on the team in scoring with a total of 31 points. • Connected on 19 of 20 extra point attempts. • Made 4 of 7 field goal attempts. 2007 • Team’s top scorer with 72 points. • Made 54 of 59 extra-point attempts. • Made 6 of 12 field goal attempts. • Connected for a long field goal of 47 yds. 2006 • Led UNH in field goal kicking, making 6-9 with a long boot of 48 yds. • Connected on 32 of 33 extra point attempts. 2005 • Redshirted the season. Before UNH • Lettered in football as a kicker/quarterback for Rome Free Academy. • Set a school record for career TD passes with 22. • Owns the school record for longest field goal (53 yds.). • Owns the school record for career field goals made with 21. • Helped his team to the playoffs four straight times from 2001-2004. • Named first-team all-state in 2004. • A four-time first-team all-leaguer. • A Mohawk Valley All-Star. • Named All-New York all-star in 2003 and 2004.
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THE PLAYERS Isaiah Martin
Senior • Defensive End 6-2 • 240 • Brockport, N.Y.
Fr. (R) • Offensive Line 6-2 • 285 • Pennsauken, N.J.
Personal The son of Kevin Maroney and Debra Bakerak-Wilson...born 4-18-87... an Electrical Engineering major.
Personal The son of Alphonso and Phyllis Martin...born 8-11-90 in Pennsauken, N.J. ...an Athletic Training major.
At UNH 2009 • Expected to make a make a major impact on the defensive line. 2008 • Added depth to the defensive line at end playing in six games. • Compiled 22 tackles, including 14 solo and eight assisted efforts. 2007 • Saw significant playing time as a starter. Played in all 12 contests. • Notched 29 total tackles (15-14-29). • Recorded one sack. 2006 • Added depth to the defensive line at end. 2005 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Lettered in both football and baseball at Brockport High School. • A two-time all-conference selection in football in 2002 and 2004.
At UNH 2009 2008
• Adds depth to offensive line. • Redshirt season.
Before UNH • A stellar offensive lineman at Pennsauken High. • Also lettered in track and field and basketball for the Indians. • Helped lead his team to back-to-back conference championships in 2005 and 2006. • Named a First-Team All Conference selection.
Junior • Wide Receiver 6-4 • 215 • Quincy, Mass.
Junior • Defensive End 6-1 • 240 • Bedford, N.H.
Personal The son of Richard and Patricia Mailloux...born 8-24-87 in Manchester, N.H...majoring in Environmental Conservation Studies. At UNH 2009 • Adds depth on the UNH defensive line at defensive end. 2008 • Played in 12 games for the ‘Cats. • Totaled 19 tackles, with 12 solo efforts and six assisred tackles. • Notched 1.5 tackles for a loss of two yards and recovered a fumble. 2007 •Added depth to the defensive line. 2006 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Named a first-team All-State linebacker at Manchester West High School. • Recorded 135 tackles and two career sacks at MWHS. • Lettered in football, wrestling and lacrosse.
Personal The son of Deryck and Calotta Mason...born 12-8-89 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tabago...an undeclared major. At UNH 2009 • Has a chance to start at wide receiver for UNH. • Will add depth at wide receiver for the Wildcats. • Provides a big, tall target for the UNH quarterbacks at 6-4, 215 pounds. • Has all of the tools to become an outstanding collegiate wide receiver. 2008 • Played in six games for the ‘Cats. • Caught six passes for 55 yards, including an average of 9.2 yards per catch. 2007 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track at Xavarian Brothers High School. • Mason recorded 40 receptions for 780 yds and eight TDs as a senior. • Led his team to the Eastern Massachusetts Division I Super Bowl. • Named first-team All-Scholastic by “The Daily Transcript.” • Became the state Division I triple jump champion as a senior.
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THE PLAYERS Ryan McGuinness
Sophomore• Defensive Back 6-1 • 195 • Howell, N.J.
Junior • Defensive Back 5-10 • 180 • Plymouth, N.H.
Personal The son of James and Barbara Mayhew...born 6-19-88...a Political Science major. At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time in the defensive backfield. 2008 • Played in four games for the Wildcats. • Collected five tackles on four solo efforts and one assisted. 2007 • Added depth to the defensive backfield. 2006 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • An outstanding defensive back at Plymouth Regional High School.
Personal The son of Pete and Mary Ann McGuinness...born 3-25-88...a Communication major. At UNH 2009 • Projected as a starter at free safety. 2008 • Played in 12 games for the ‘Cats. • Notched 38 tackles, including 10 solo and 28 assisted efforts. • Tallied three pass deflections and notched an interception. 2007 • Enjoyed a great early season, but injury allowed him to play only six games as the backup free safety. • Recorded 11 total tackles (3-8-11) and had one tackle for a loss. 2006 • Redshirted the season. Before UNH • Rushed for 1,200 yards and scored nine touchdowns in his senior season as a running back at Milford Academy. • Named conference offensive player of the year and named first-team all-state. • He was a four-year letterwinner in both basketball and baseball.
Sophomore• Defensive End 6-4 • 240 • Cornwall, N.Y.
Fr. (R) • Offensive Line 6-5 • 240 • Warwick, R.I.
74 Personal The son of Thomas and Mary McCarthy...majoring in History.
Personal The son of Sean and Diane McNally...born 9-5-89...majoring in Kinesiology/Physical Education.
At UNH 2009 • Looking to earn playing time on the offensive line. • Recovering from a knee injury suffered during spring practice. • He adds an outstanding pass protector to the UNH offensive line. 2008 • Redshirted the season. Before UNH • A two-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines at Milton Academy. • Recorded 40 tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 30 QB pressures and six sacks. • Anchored an offensive line that helped compile 1,500 yards rushing, 1,250 in the air and averaged 31 points per contest. • Named first-team All-ISL, first-team NESPSAC and All-New England “Super 26” All-State. • Also a three-time varsity letter winner in hockey.
At UNH 2009 • Expected to make a major impact at defensive end for the Wildcats. • A strong candidate for postseason honors. 2008 • Named CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year. • Played in all 13 games for the ‘Cats, emerging as a starter on the defensive line. • Recorded 55 tackles, including 21 solo and 32 assisted efforts. • Led the team with 8.5 tackles for a loss, totaling 25 yards. • Led the team with 2.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards. 2007 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Helped lead his Cornwall High School squad to an 11-2 record as the Section 9 Champions and New York state runner-up. • Named second-team all-state at defensive end. • A three-time letterwinner for the Cornwall basketball team.
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