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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

URBANA UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS

Welcome to Urbana University. Our great institution dates back to 1850. From the outset, we have offered a values-based, liberal arts education in a rural, safe, intimate, and inspiring environment. We prepare our students for a life of service, citizenship, and learning. Intercollegiate athletics has been an optional component of the learning experience at Urbana University since 1870. The entire Urbana University community, including our student-athletes, values your involvement in Blue Knight athletics - as fans, supporters, and friends. We hope that you will enjoy the 2011-2012 athletic season and stay enthusiastically involved.

Go Blue Knights! Sincerely, Dr. Stephen B. Jones

2011 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE September 3 @ Wayne State University (MI) September 10 @ University of Charleston (WV) September 17 @ William Jewell College September 24 WALSH UNIVERSITY October 1 @ Southwest Baptist University October 8 @ Kentucky Wesleyan College* October 15 ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE* (HC) October 22 NOTRE DAME COLLEGE October 29 MISSOURI S&T UNIVERSITY* November 5 @ Seton Hill University November 12 LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (MO) * - Great Lakes Football Conference Opponent HOME GAMES BOLD IN ALL CAPS

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QUICK FACTS-INDEX

TABLE OF CONTENTS The Urbana University Experience .............................................................................. 4-5 Urbana University Football Facilities ......................................................................... 6-7 GLVC News/Opponents’ Mileage Chart/Preseason Coaches’ Poll ................................. 8 Player Spotlight: Wes Edwards ...................................................................................... 9 2011 Opponents/GLFC Preseason Coaches’ Poll ................................................... 10-11 2011 Season Outlook .............................................................................................. 12-13 Head Coach David Taynor ....................................................................................... 14-15 Assistant Coaches .................................................................................................... 16-17 A.D./Support Staff ........................................................................................................ 18 Player Spotlight: Evan Gehlert ..................................................................................... 19 Blue Knights Marching Band/Cheerleaders .................................................................. 20 Player Spotlight: Matt Nowak ..................................................................................... 22 Numerical Roster .......................................................................................................... 23 Player Spotlight: Scott Porter ...................................................................................... 24 Alphabetical Roster/Roster Demographics ................................................................... 25 Returning Player Profiles ......................................................................................... 26-33 Newcomers .............................................................................................................. 33-37 2011 Team Picture ................................................................................................... 40-41 2010 Team Stats/Awards ......................................................................................... 42-44 Record Books ............................................................................................................... 45 All-Time Urbana Award Winners ................................................................................. 46 All-Time Year-by-Year Results ..................................................................................... 47

Address ................................................. 579 College Way City/ZIP ............................................. Urbana, OH/43078 Founded .................................................................... 1850 Enrollment ............................................................... 1,505 Nickname ..................................................... Blue Knights School Colors ................................ Royal Blue & White Affiliation ............................................ NCAA Division II Conference ....... Great Lakes Football Conference (GLFC) ............. Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 2012 President ......................................... Dr. Stephen B. Jones Athletic Director ........................................... Doug Young Senior Women’s Administrator ................. Nicole Pluger Faculty Athletic Representative ........... Dr. Jim Judge, Jr. Athletic Department Phone ..................... (937) 484-1308 Website ................................................... www.urbana.edu Stadium Information Stadium Name ...................... Urbana University Stadium Constructed .............................................................. 2006 Capacity ................................................................... 3,000 Surface ............................................... Artificial Field Turf Press Box Phone ....................... (937) 652-6847 or 6848 Football History First Year of Football (Modern Era) ........................ 1985 All-Time Record ................................................ 72-182-2 Record at Urbana University Stadium .................... 13-12 Sports Information Assistant Ath. Director of Media Relations Chris Anders Email ................................................ canders@urbana.edu Office Phone ............................................. (937) 484-1290 Fax ........................................................... (937) 484-1389 Website ................................................. sports.urbana.edu Team Information 2010 Record ................................................................ 5-6 Home Record ............................................................... 3-2 Away Record ............................................................... 2-4 Starters Returning/Lost ............................................. 16/6 Offense .......................................................................... 8/3 Defense ......................................................................... 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ................................... 40/9 Coaching Staff Head Coach ................................................ David Taynor Alma Mater ............................... Urbana University, 1999 Office Phone ............................................. (937) 484-1292 Email ............................................... dtaynor@urbana.edu Record at Urbana (Years) ........................ 12-21 (4th Year) Career Record (Years) ............................. 12-21 (4th Year) Assistant Coaches Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coord. Dave Barr (Albright, ‘02) Off. Coordinator/WR/QBs ...... Matt Handzo (Hope, ‘01) Special Teams/LBs .... John Shingler (Notre Dame, ‘00) Defensive Line ........ Trevor Zeiders (West Virginia, ‘01) Defensive Backs ..................... Rod Wilson (Urbana, ‘99) Grad. Asst. ........................... Travis Brisco (Urbana, ‘10) Grad. Asst. .............................. Bill Nickell (Urbana, ‘11) Head Athletic Trainer ............................. Jassen Dobbyns Assistant Athletic Trainers ........................... Jennifer Frey ................................................................... Carrie Wagner 2010 Results (Overall Record: 5-6) at West Virginia Wesleyan College ................... L, 14-17 SETON HILL UNIVERSITY ....................... W, 44-13 at #24 Tusculum College .................................. L, 36-39 at #8 Walsh University ...................................... L, 33-34 SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY ... L, 21-50 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE* ... W, 39-25 at St. Joseph’s College* .................................... L, 20-27 UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON (WV) ... L, 34-44 at Missouri S&T University* .......................... W, 42-25 CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY ............... W, 40-12 at Notre Dame College (OH) .............................. W, 32-0 HOME GAMES BOLD IN ALL CAPS * - GLFC Opponent (2-1, T-1st in GLFC) NAIA/NCAA D-II national rankings on day of game

The 2011 Blue Knight Football Media Guide was written, edited and designed by Chris Anders and the Urbana University Sports Information Department with assistance from the athletic and football departments. The photography is courtesy of Mark Reidinger (Scioto Photo, sciotophoto.photoreflect.com) and Jessica Anders. Cover art features senior free safety #7 Juan McKeever, senior cornerback #2 Wes Edwards, senior wide receiver #11 Matt Hightower, and sophomore quarterback #4 D.J. Mendenhall. Printing by Post Printing (postprinting.com).

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THE ULTIMATE URBANA UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE As an independent liberal arts institution, Urbana University’s strength lies in its quality faculty, students, and curriculum supported by strong student services. Urbana University prepares students for a lifetime of leadership and service to society through excellent classroom instruction, real world experiences, community partnerships, and technology.

URBANA EXPERIENCE

It is the mission of Urbana University to offer a liberal arts education in a small college environment emphasizing student learning through individual attention, excellence in instruction, career-oriented programs, and critical reflection on moral and ethical values.

Campus facilities include a blend of modern and traditional architecture, creating a peaceful and safe setting for learning and interacting with faculty and students. Set on 128 acres, the campus consists of academic and administrative buildings including the modern Lewis and Jean Moore Center for Mathematics and Science, the Warren G. Grimes Center (a multipurpose athletic and classroom facility), the Student Center (a new commons area at the hub of campus), and newer men’s and women’s residence halls completed in the past decade. These state-of-the-art residence halls offer both traditional dorm rooms and suite-style accommodations. The intramural programs offers a variety of men’s, women’s and coed sports throughout the school year. Residence hall, commuter and faculty-staff teams compete in such sports as basketball, racquetball, softball, dodgeball, soccer and volleyball. All students are welcome to use the athletic facilities at the Warren G. Grimes Center which include basketball and racquetball courts, a state-of-the-art weight room and fitness facility, and a collegiate-competition sized swimming pool. Outdoor facilities include baseball and softball fields, an outdoor basketball court, an all-weather artificial field turf field for football, soccer and lacrosse, and a sand volleyball court. New athletic clubs in 2009-10 included a coed bowling team, a coed fishing club, and a men’s volleyball team. Women’s lacrosse became the University’s 15th intercollegiate team in 2010-11, joining football, baseball, softball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s golf. The Performing Arts Department at Urbana University seeks to develop the artistic talents of the student body. Plays, musicals, and concerts are a constant reminder of the thriving Arts Department at Urbana. The opportunities to participate in the many cultural, educational, recreational and social events held on Urbana’s campus seem endless. Campus-wide movies and professional entertainment acts supplement the countless social activities such as dances, Homecoming activities, ski trips, clubs, Casino Nights, etc.. A variety of student organizations provide numerous opportunities for campus involvement and leadership development.

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URBANA UNIVERSITY FUN FACTS DID YOU KNOW... ...Urbana University is connected to the duPont family famous for their well-known chemical company that sponsors Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR race team? It’s true! T. Coleman duPont graduated from Urbana University Prep School Division in 1879 and later became President of the Dupont Chemical Company! ...Birdie Kim, the 2005 U.S. Open Women’s Golf Champion owes part of her success to one of our alumni? Absolutely. Miles Nixon, an Urbana grad and recordsetting golfer, was Birdie’s caddy!

From the West (Indianapolis area) Take I-70 East (toward Columbus) exit onto U.S. Rt. 68 North to Urbana. (approximately 15 miles) At the intersection of U.S. Rt. 68 and St. Rt. 55 turn left (Swifty Gas is on the right). The first street on the right is High Street. Turn right and you’ll find our campus three blocks on the left. From the South (Cincinnati, Kentucky areas) Take I-75 North toward Dayton. Merge onto I-70 East (toward Columbus) exit onto U.S. Rt. 68 North to Urbana. (approximately 15 miles) At the intersection of U.S. Rt. 68 and St. Rt. 55 turn left (Swifty Gas is on the right). The first street on the right is High Street. Turn right and you’ll find our campus three blocks on the left. From the North (Toledo, Michigan areas) Take I-75 South toward Dayton US-33 E via exit number 110 toward Bellefontaine. Take US-68 toward Bellefontaine/Kenton. Turn right onto US-68 South and follow to Urbana. Make a right at the town square unto US-36/Miami St. Turn left at High Street light. Campus will be on your right approximately 4 blocks down.

Believe it! Brian Garry has officiated over 1400 professional boxing matches including 50 world title matches! ...David Letterman had an Urbana alumnae as a guest MULTIPLE TIMES on his show? You can bet on it! Gretchen Worden, best known for revitalizing the famed Mutter Museum, appeared on Letterman many times. ...One of our former basketball stars plays professionally for the Harlem Wizards? Yes, it’s true. Eric Jones is a key member of the Wizards and their famous basketball entertainment show. ...Urbana University students really can reach for the stars!

URBANA EXPERIENCE

Directions to Urbana University: From the East (PA, NY Areas) Take I-70 West (toward Columbus/Dayton) exit onto U.S. Rt. 68 North to Urbana. (approximately 15 miles) At the intersection of U.S. Rt. 68 and St. Rt. 55 turn left (Swifty Gas is on the right). The first street on the right is High Street. Turn right and you’ll find our campus three blocks on the left.

...An Urbana University graduate has been in the boxing ring with the likes of Evander Holyfield, Oscar de La Hoya, and George Foreman?

Seriously. One of our former students, Tom Hennon, has been a crew member on the space shuttle Atlantis, and flown three space missions! ...The University of Kansas named its influential Women’s Resource Center after an important Urbana alumnae? That’s right! Dr. Emily Taylor was the original founder of a women’s higher education development program from which OVER 100 women have gone to become college or university presidents or chancellors! ...An Urbana alumnae was President of the West Virginia Institute of Technology and led them to become one of the best rated comprehensive universities in the country? Dr. Karen LaRoe recently retired and is now on the Urbana University Board of Trustees. ...A member of the Kansas City Royals baseball organization completed his degree at Urbana after signing with their organization following his junior season? Pitcher Jaeson Hudnall struck a deal with the Royals to play baseball for them in the summer while juggling his senior-level classes at Urbana.

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Justin Phelps Memorial Weight Room

FOOTBALL FACILITIES

The state-of-the-art weight room consists of six Power Lifting stations and additional equipment from The Fitness Store. Power Lift is utilized by many of the top colleges and professional teams in the country. The Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati both employ Power Lift in their facilities, as do the Cincinnati Bengals. Perennial high school power Archbishop Moeller also uses Power Lift. The Blue Knights have extensive weight training and cardio workouts to prepare their bodies for the long season.

Warren G. Grimes Center Swimming Pool The Blue Knights utilize the pool to rehab injuries and to cool off following practices. Players also use the pool for cross and speed- training. Students can also use the pool for recreation.

Bundy Wellness Center Students use the Bundy Wellness Center, located in the Student Center, to get a complete aerobic workout. Here, you will find treadmills, elipticals, free-weights, and much more state-of-the-art equipment for the perfect workout. You may even run into President Jones during his well-known early morning workouts.

Lewis & Jean Moore Center The Blue Knights strive to compete as hard in the classroom as they do on the football field. The coaching staff’s objectives are based on the two most important days in the life of a student-athlete at the collegiate level: graduation and a winning a championship. The football staff utilizes the 130-seat Moore Center Honda Room for study tables and team meetings. 6

THE FOUNDATION OF “WANT TO - TEMPO - US” AND FOOTBALL AT THE U!


URBANA URBANA UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY STADIUM STADIUM

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EACH SPRING, THE BLUE KNIGHTS HOST A SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLAG F OOTBALL GAME BETWEEN AREA SCHOOLS. PICTURED LEFT, MIAMI COUNTY AND ADRIEL SCHOOLS SQUARE OFF IN A COMPETITIVE BATTLE.

WHIO CHANNEL 7

DROPPED OFF THE GAME

BALL IN THEIR NEWSCENTER CHOPPER FOR

BLUE KNIGHT STADIUM’S INAUGURAL GAME.

FOOTBALL FACILITIES

URBANA UNIVERSITY STADIUM WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 2006. BLUE KNIGHT FIELD FEATURES STATE-OF-THE-ART, ALL-WEATHER ARTIFICIAL FIELD TURF. SEATING CAPACITY ALLOWS FOR 3,000+ BLUE KNIGHT FANS! URBANA SCORED A SCHOOL RECORD 52 POINTS IN THE 1ST GAME IN THE STADIUM’S HISTORY. THE BLUE KNIGHTS DEFEATED SO. VIRGINIA 52-7 IN THE INAUGURAL GAME ON 8-26-06. THE BLUE KNIGHTS OWN A WINNING RECORD AT HOME IN THE STADIUM’S 5-YEAR HISTORY. IN 2009, THE BLUE KNIGHTS TIED A SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS. THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM’S TOP 3 SEASONS HAVE ALL COME WITHIN THE PAST 6 YEARS. THE BLUE KNIGHTS DEFEATED THEIR FIRST NCAA DIVISION I OPPONENT IN 2009, SCORING 13-10 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON. THE BLUE KNIGHTS CAPTURED THE 1ST CONFERENCE CROWN IN SCHOOL HISTORY IN 2010, FINISHING TIED ATOP THE GREAT LAKES FOOTBALL CONFERENCE WITH A 2-1 MARK.

BLUE KNIGHTS’ FANS AND PLAYERS ENJOY A POST-GAME TAILGATE JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM THE STADIUM. 7


GLVC WELCOMES URBANA UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (October 7, 2010) - The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced on Thursday that the associate membership applications of Central State and Urbana University have been accepted in the sport of football. The addition of the two football-playing institutions was unanimously approved by the GLVC Council of Presidents at the Oct. 5 meeting. The GLVC, which will begin sponsoring football as the league's 18th championship sport in 2012, will have 9 football-playing members for the league's inaugural campaign.

NEW CONFERENCE

"The GLVC is pleased to welcome Central State and Urbana University as the first two associate members in the 32-year history of the league," said Jim Naumovich, GLVC Commissioner. "Their inclusion in the GLVC will be instrumental in the creation of a viable football schedule for our member institutions when we begin competition in 2012." In addition to Central State and Urbana, 6 current members of the league sponsor football as well as McKendree University, which was admitted for full membership into the league on Tuesday. Joining the new members in the football schedule will be Kentucky Wesleyan, Missouri S&T, Quincy, Saint Joseph's, Indianapolis and William Jewell. The first GLVC football schedule will feature an 8-game slate between the 9 institutions. The GLVC was established in 1978 and is the largest NCAA Division II conference in the country with 17 member institutions in five Midwestern states. The current membership includes Bellarmine University, Drury University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Lewis University, Maryville University, McKendree University, Missouri S&T, Northern Kentucky University, Quincy University, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph's College, University of Illinois-Springfield, University of Indianapolis, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Southern Indiana, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and William Jewell College. For more information about the GLVC and each conference member, please visit www.glvcsports.com.

MILEAGE CHART: DISTANCE FROM URBANA UNIVERSITY Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) .................... 174 Miles (3 hours, 19 min) Walsh University (North Canton, OH) ............ 178 Miles (3 hours, 7 min) Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH) ........ 190 Miles (3 hours, 17 min) University of Charleston (Charleston, WV) ............ 218 Miles (3 hours, 57 min) St. Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, IN) ............... 241 Miles (3 hours, 50 min) Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA) ................... 256 Miles (4 hours, 25 min) Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, KY) ....... 302 Miles (5 hours, 6 min) Lincoln University (Jefferson City, MO) ......... 512 Miles (8 hours, 35 min) Missouri S&T University (Rolla, MO) ............. 539 Miles (8 hours, 29 min) Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, MO) ........... 594 Miles (9 hours, 34 min) William Jewell College (Liberty, MO) ..................... 628 Miles (10 hours, 31 min) Home Opponents in Bold Total Distance Traveled by Urbana ......................... Total Distance Traveled by Urbana’s Opponents .... Average Distance Traveled by Urbana ..................... Average Distance Traveled by Urbana Opponents ..

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2,172 Miles (36 hours, 52 min) 1,660 Miles (27 hours, 18 min) 362 Miles (6 hours, 9 min) 332 Miles (5 hours, 28 min)

FOR

FOOTBALL

IN

2012

URBANA UNIVERSITY’S 2012 & 2013 SCHEDULES Sep. 1 Sep. 8 Sep. 15 Sep. 22 Sep. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

2012 TUSCULUM COLLEGE SETON HILL UNIVERSITY @ Central State University* @ Quincy University* Open Date KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE* @ St. Joseph’s College* McKENDREE UNIVERSITY* @ Missouri S&T University* WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE* UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS*

2013 Sep. 7 Open Date Sep. 14 Open Date Sep. 21 CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY* Sep. 28 QUINCY UNIVERSITY* Oct. 5 Open Date Oct. 12 @ Kentucky Wesleyan College* Oct. 19 ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE* Oct. 26 @ McKendree University* Nov. 2 MISSOURI S&T UNIVERSITY* Nov. 9 @ William Jewell College* Nov. 16 @ University of Indianapolis* * - Great Lakes Valley Conference Opponent HOME GAMES BOLD IN ALL CAPS

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Preseason AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll WACO, TEX. (Aug. 15, 2011) – Minnesota-Duluth, fresh off of their 2nd national championship in 2010, opens up 2011 as the preseason favorite to win the national championship. This is the first time since the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll started in 2000 that the Bulldogs have begun the season ranked No. 1. 2010 national runnerup Delta St. (Miss.) starts the season at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Northwest Missouri State, who received one first-place vote, No. 4 Abilene Christian (Texas) and No. 5 Grand Valley State (Mich.).

Rank School (1st place votes) 2010 W-L Points Prev 1. Minnesota-Duluth (28) 15-0 724 1 2. Delta St. (Miss.) 11-4 657 2 3. Northwest Missouri St. (1) 12-2 624 3 4. Abilene Christian (Texas) 11-1 607 8 5. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 11-2 579 10 6. North Alabama 9-4 468 22 7. Texas A&M-Kingsville 10-2 437 9 8. Augustana (S.D.) 11-2 426 6 9T. Albany St. (Ga.) 11-1 379 4 9T. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 10-3 379 15 11. Shepherd (W.Va.) 12-2 377 7 12. California (Pa.) 10-2 369 14 13. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 10-3 346 12 14. Wingate (N.C.) 9-3 284 20 15. Central Missouri 11-3 270 5 16. Nebraska-Kearney 9-2 242 23 17. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 10-3 207 11 18. Washburn (Kan.) 8-4 201 NR 19. West Texas A&M 8-4 186 18 20. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 8-3 184 17 21. Wayne St. (Mich.) 9-2 177 21 22. Central Washington 8-3 164 NR 23. Kutztown (Pa.) 10-2 144 13 24. Henderson St. (Ark.) 7-4 139 NR 25T. Hillsdale (Mich.) 9-3 91 16 25T. Shaw (N.C.) 9-3 91 NR *– Ranking in final AFCA Division II Poll of 2010 Others Receiving Votes: Colorado School of Mines, 87; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 80; Missouri Western St., 72; Tuskegee (Ala.), 68; West Liberty (W.Va.), 60; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 48; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 31; Michigan Tech, 31; New Haven (Conn.), 28; Ashland (Ohio), 24; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 24; Wayne St. (Neb.), 17; Midwestern St. (Texas), 15; Morehouse (Ga.), 14; Southern Connecticut St., 14; Tusculum (Tenn.), 9; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 7; Lincoln (Pa.), 7; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 7; West Alabama, 6; Central Oklahoma, 5; Winona St. (Minn.), 4; Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 4; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 3; St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 3; Chadron St. (Neb.), 1; Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 1; Harding (Ark.), 1; Merrimack (Mass.), 1; Minnesota St.-Mankato, 1. Urbana’s 2011 Opponents in Bold


10 QUESTIONS WITH BLUE KNIGHT

WES EDWARDS

Urbana’s only underclassman captain from a season ago is back to lead his Blue Knights to uncharted territory as a battle-tested senior. Entering 2011, Edwards’ 32 games in the Royal Blue & White is the most amongst his peers. The only game he’s missed during his durable 3-year career came after he concussed himself after a legendary hit at home vs. Tusculum. A member of Coach Taynor’s inaugural recruiting class, Wes fought his way through a 1-win season as a starting freshman cornerback and eventually oversaw the single biggest turnaround in team history as a sophomore. Last season, the boisterous, 2-time Team DB of the Year captained the Blue Knights to the first conference championship in the program’s 26-year history, earning 2nd Team All-GLFC honors along the way. 1. LET'S 2011?

HEAR THE TEAM GOALS FOR

4. YOU

LED THE TEAM IN PASS BREAK-

UPS A SEASON AGO, BUT YOU DIDN'T GET A

PICK

AFTER

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GETTING

AS

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THE TEAM'S GOAL IS TO BEAT WAYNE STATE IN WEEK SOPHOMORE. OVER YOUR CAREER, HAVE 1. O UR COACHES TEACH US TO FOCUS ON BEING YOU NOTICED A DIFFERENCE IN THE WAY SUCCESSFUL ONE WEEK AT A TIME. I F WE CAN BE TEAMS ARE THROWING IN YOUR DIRECTION? SUCCESSFUL EACH WEEK , THEN WE WILL HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SEASON. YEAH. LAST YEAR, A LOT OF TEAMS DIDN'T THROW M Y WAY A L O T , BUT H O N E S T LY , I P U T T H E N O 2. LAST SEASON, YOU EARNED 2ND TEAM INTERCEPTIONS THING ON ME. IT'S MY FAULT. I'VE A LL-CONFERENCE AND YOU TOOK HOME GOT TO BE MORE OPPORTUNISTIC WITH MY CHANCES. YOUR 2ND STRAIGHT BLUE K NIGHT DB OF I F THEY ONLY THROW MY WAY ONE TIME A GAME , THE Y EAR AWARD . W HAT ARE YOUR THAT'S GOT TO BE ONE INTERCEPTION. EVERYDAY , PERSONAL GOALS FOR 2011? I'M JUST TRYING TO IMPROVE AND GET BETTER.

I

THINK IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH OUR WEIGHT

TRAINING.

LIFTING

WEIGHTS IS SUCH A BIG PART OF

S TAY I N G H E A LT H Y , A N D I T ' S N O T J U S T A B O U T DELIVERING BIG BLOWS, BUT WEIGHT TRAINING IS FOR DURABILITY TOO .

YOU HAVE TO BUILD UP YOUR BIGGER

MUSCLE SYSTEMS TO BUILD STRENGTH AND MAKE BIG HITS , BUT IT 'S THE SMALLER MUSCLES YOU HAVE TO WORK OUT TO AVOID INJURIES ; LIKE WORKING HARD ON SHOULDER SHRUGS TO PREVENT NECK INJURIES.

A

LOT MY DURABILITY COMES FROM THE WORK WE DO IN THE WEIGHT ROOM.

8.

IN

LAST SEASON' S INTERVIEW, YOU

CORRECTLY PREDICTED BREAKOUT SEASONS

3.

AS

A MEMBER OF

COACH TAYNOR'S T HAT ' S

A TOUGH ONE .

I

REALLY CAN ' T SAY .

IT

D E P E N D S O N WHAT T Y P E O F PLAYER

GOING

IT BEEN LIKE PLAYING FOR

AGAINST, AND EVEN THEN ,

ABOUT

STAFF FOR FOUR YEARS?

EVEN, BUT

I

I

THINK

I' M THEY 'RE

MOST DEFINITELY ENJOY A FEROCIOUS

HIT MORE THAN ANYTHING.

THERE'S JUST SOMETHING IT'S BEEN GREAT. I'VE LEARNED A LOT. COMING HERE ABOUT IMPOSING YOUR WILL ON ANOTHER MAN AND WAS THE BEST DECISION I COULD ' VE MADE . T HE HIM KNOWING THERE'S NOTHING HE CAN DO ABOUT IT COACHING STAFF'S KNOWLEDGE IS BEST OF THE BEST. THAT 'S REALLY EMPOWERING . I' VE LEARNED SO MUCH , AND NOT JUST ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL . T HEY ' VE REALLY 6. IS IT TRUE THAT 2 YEARS AGO, YOU HELPED ME LEARN A LOT ABOUT OFFENSE, AND EVEN HIT AN OPPONENT SO HARD THAT YOU THE OFFENSIVE LINE AS WELL . ALL OF THEM ARE COMPLETELY KNOCKED YOURSELF OUT AND REALLY GOOD PEOPLE OFF THE FIELD AS WELL . WERE SNORING WHEN TRAINERS FIRST REACHED YOU ON THE FIELD? WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THAT HIT? YEAH. THAT'S TRUE. I THINK IT WAS AGAINST ST. JOE'S. THEY RAN A SWEEP IN MY DIRECTION, AND I JUST CAME DOWN AND WHEN I HIT HIM I WENT OUT. WHEN I WOKE UP, ALL I REMEMBER IS SHAWN LEWIS

THE

ONLY THING THAT'S HARD THIS YEAR IS CALLING

ANY OF OUR GUYS A

"BREAKOUT

PLAYER ", BECAUSE

DEFENSE.

BUT

OUT OF THE PLAYERS THAT DID NOT

P L AY L A S T Y E A R ,

I' D S AY D A N G O O D R U M A N D "C A D I L L A C " D AV E M C C O M A S . I C A L L H I M "CADILLAC" BECAUSE HE' S SO SMOOTH. HE HAD A REALLY GOOD SPRING. HE MISSED MOST OF LAST SEASON BECAUSE OF AN INJURY, AND GOODRUM HAD TO SIT OUT BECAUSE OF ELIGIBILITY ISSUES, BUT IF I HAD TO PICK TWO GUYS THAT DIDN 'T ALREADY " BREAKOUT" LAST YEAR, I'D PICK THOSE TWO. 9. WHAT GAME DO YOU 2011 SCHEDULE?

HAVE CIRCLED ON

THE

TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT, I SHOULD SAY WAYNE STATE BECAUSE THEY'RE FIRST ON OUR SCHEDULE, BUT I' VE GOT AN EYE ON O CTOBER 1ST AT 12:30 PM . THAT'S WHEN WE GET TO PLAY SOUTHWEST BAPTIST AGAIN . M AKE SURE TO BE THERE FOR THAT ONE BECAUSE THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME FIREWORKS. WE FELT DISRESPECTED WITH THE WAY THINGS WENT DOWN

AND A COUPLE OTHER PLAYERS STANDING OVER ME

AGAINST THEM AT OUR PLACE LAST YEAR , SO THAT

SAYING,

GAME'S ON MY MIND.

"GOOD HIT! GOOD HIT!" SO THAT'S PRETTY TRUE. (AFTER A LITTLE RESEARCH, THE SPORTS

INFORMATION OFFICE BELIEVES THE HIT IN QUESTION

10.

ACTUALLY CAME AT HOME VS.

AFTER GRADUATING?

09. WES

TUSCULUM

MISSED THE FOLLOWING GAME

9/19/ VS. WALSH ON

WHAT

ARE YOU IMMEDIATE PLANS

AT HOME WITH A CONCUSSION, PROVING THAT EITHER

FIRST

CONCUSSIONS CAN CAUSE MEMORY LOSS OR BIG HITS

SOME TIME TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIM, AND IF

ARE PRETTY COMMON IN

7. YOU'VE ANY OTHER

WITH PERFECT POSITIONING, WES NOTCHES ONE OF HIS TEAM-HIGH 8 PASS BREAK-UPS AGAINST CENTRAL STATE AT HOME LAST NOVEMBER.

THIS YEAR?

EVERYONE IS BASICALLY BACK FROM LAST YEAR ' S

INAUGURAL RECRUITING CLASS , WHAT 'S

COACH T'S

OF BREAKOUT PLAYERS ON THE DEFENSE

HOW

WES’

LIFE.)

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

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UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON

Football Information Head Coach: Pat Kirkland (Muskingum, ‘98) Record at UC: 0-0 (1st season) Career Record: 0-0 (1st season)

School Information Location: Charleston, WV Enrollment: 1,500 President: Dr. Edwin Welch Athletic Director: Thomas Nozica Affiliations: NCAA Division II Conference: WVIAC Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Maroon & Gold Stadium: UC Stadium Capacity: 18,000 Surface: Momentum Turf Sports Information: Director: William McDaniel

Team Information 2010 Record: 6-5 (4-4, 5th WVIAC) Offensive Set: Spread Defensive Set: Odd Stack Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 3/8 Players to watch: Maurice Leak (QB), Jordan Roberts (RB), Isidro Sanchez (WR), David Espinal (T), Adam Moser (DL), Matt Kelly (LB), Hassan Coleman (CB), Aaron Dunlap (LB)

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#6 Dominic Williams

Sept. 24 • Noon • UU Stadium • Urbana, Ohio

#14 Sean Shelton

Sept. 17 • 1 pm CT • Greene Stadium • Liberty, MO Jerod Kruse

GOLDEN EAGLES

WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE

School Information Football Information Location: Liberty, Missouri Head Coach: Jerod Kruse (Emporia St., ’00) Enrollment: 1,100 Record at WJC: 4-7 (2nd season) President: Dr.David Sallee Career Record: 4-7 (2nd season) Athletic Director: Dr.Darlene Bailey Affiliation: NCAA D-II (provisional) Team Information Conference: GLVC in 2012 2010 Record: 4-7 Nickname: Cardinals Offensive Set:: Multiple Colors: Red & Black Defensive Set: Multiple Stadium: Patterson Field/Greene Stadium Off. Starters Returning/Lost: 10/1 Capacity: 7,000 Def. Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Surface: Sprint Turf Players to watch: #14 Sean Shelton (QB), #95 Ben Roberts (DL), #92 Tyler Bullis (DL), #45 Sports Information Warren Frevert (K), #13 Daniel Meegan (P), Director: Paul Worstell #6 Phillip Freeman (KR/PR)

WALSH UNIVERSITY

School Information Location: North Canton, Ohio Enrollment: 3,000 President: Richard Jusseaume Athletic Director: Dale Howard Affiliation: NCAA D-II (Candidacy Yr. 2) Conference: Mid-States Football Assoc.

Nickname: Cavaliers Colors: Maroon & Gold Stadium: Fawcett Stadium Capacity: 22,365 Surface: Artificial Turf Sports Information Director: Jim Clark

Football Information Head Coach: Jim Dennison (Wooster, ‘60) Record at WU: 111-63 (17th season) Career Record: 191-125-2 (30th season) Team Information 2010 Record: 7-4 (3-4, 5th MSFA) Offensive Set: Multiple Defensive Set: Multiple Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 9/3 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 47/10 Players to watch: #18 Jim Shiplett (QB), #45 Rodd Story (LB), #6 Dominic Williams (RB), #23 Pat Kane (DB), #39 R.J. Jones (LB)

Oct. 8 • 1 pm CT • Steele Stadium • Owensboro, KY

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Media Relations Director: Jeff Weseloh

Head Coach: Keith Allen (Oklahoma, ‘97) Record at SBU: 18-26 (5th season) Career Record: 18-26 (5th season) Team Information 2010 Record: 7-4 Offensive Set: Spread Defensive Set: 4-2-5 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 28/18 Players to watch: Thad Everson (RB), Charles Johnson (WR), Justin Duhaney (RB), Casey Smith (DE), Shaquille Shedd (LB), Chris Muhammad (DB), Austin Otwell (DB), Andre Hicks (LB)

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#14 Chris Owen

Oct. 1 • 1:30 pm CT• Plaster Stadium • Bolivar, MO

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2O11 OPPONENTS

Football Information Head Coach: Paul Winters (Akron, ‘80) Record at WSU: 36-39 (8th season) Career GLIAC Record: 32-38 (8th season) Career Record: 36-39 (8th season) Team Information 2010 Record: 9-2 (8-2, GLIAC South Champs) Home Record: 5-1 Away Record: 4-1 Starters Returning/Lost: 18/4 (Off - 9/2, Def - 9/2) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 49/10 Players to watch: #8 Jeremy Jones, 1st Team AllAmerican (FS); #19 Josh Renel (RB/Ret); #79 Joe Long (LT); #1 Troy Burrell (WR)

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School Information Location: Bolivar, Missouri Enrollment: 3,600 President: Dr. C. Pat Taylor Athletic Director: Mike Pitts Affiliations: NCAA Division II Conference: Independent Nickname: Bearcats Colors: Purple, White & Black Stadium: Plaster Stadium Capacity: 3,000 Surface: Grass

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WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY School Information Location: Detroit, Michigan Enrollment: 30,909 President: Allan D. Gilmour Athletic Director: Rob Fournier Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: GLIAC Nickname: Warriors Colors: Green & Gold Stadium: Adams Field Capacity: 6,000 Surface: FieldTurf Media Relations Director: Jeff Weiss

Sept. 10 • 1 pm • UC Stadium • Charleston, WV

#19 Josh Renel

Paul Winters

Sept. 3 • Noon • Adams Field • Detroit, MI

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE School Information Location: Owensboro, Kentucky Enrollment: 800 President: Craig Turner Int. Athletic Director: Mark Hedges Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: GLFC, GLVC in ‘12 Nickname: Panthers Colors: Purple & White Stadium: Steele Stadium Capacity: 3,000 Surface: Field Turf Sports Information Director: Roy Pickerill

Football Information Head Coach: Brent Holsclaw (KWC ‘93) Record at KWC: 17-47* (9th season) Career Record: 17-47*(9th season) *Does not include 21 gms. (5-16) vacated by NCAA.

Team Information 2010 Record: 5-6 (0-3, 4th GLFC) Offensive Set: West Coast Defensive Set: 4-3 Starters Returning/Lost: 14/8 Returning Letterwinners: 44 Players to watch: #14 Chris Owen (QB), #80 Derek Brown (WR), #3 Thomas Gordon (RB),#10 Khalid Harris (DB), #20 Quadarius Wallace (LB), #51 Ken Stoklosa (LB), #52 Levi Ray (LT)

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ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE

School Information Football Information Location: Rensselaer, Indiana Head Coach: Cory Sanders (SJC, ‘07) Enrollment: 1,041 Record at SJC: 0-0 (1st season) President: Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg Career Record: 0-0 (1st season) Athletic Director: Bill Massoels Team Information Affiliation: NCAA Division II 2010 Record: 5-5 Conference: GLFC, GLVC in ‘12 Conference Record: 2-1 (T-1st GLFC) Nickname: Pumas Offensive Set: Pro Style Colors: Cardinal & Purple Defensive Set: 4-3 Stadium: Alumni Stadium Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Capacity: 4,000 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Surface: Natural Grass Lettwerwinners Returning/Lost: 42/28 Players to watch: #41 Anthony Rouba (DT), #31 Sports Information Ben Gomes (S), #46 Kevin Quackenbush (K/P), #7 Director: Ken Badylak Scott Chapman (WR), #9 Billy VandeMerkt (QB)

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Football Information Head Coach: David Brown (Cal Poly, ‘97) Record at MS&T: 3-8 (2nd Season) Career Record: 3-8 (2nd Season) Team Information 2010 Record: 3-8 (2-1, T-1st GLFC) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 40/19 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Players to watch: Joe Ridpath (DT), (WR), Smook Thomas (WR), Kevin Dillon (WR), Curterris Golden (RB), Steve Watson (QB), Chris Horn (LB), Edwin Scott (DB), Lonnell Jones (LB), Matt Mast (OL), Will Morrison (P)

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Nov. 12 • Noon • UU Stadium • Urbana, Ohio SENIOR DAY

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

School Information Location: Jefferson City, Missouri Enrollment: 3,300 President: Dr. Carolyn Mahoney Athletic Director: Betty Kemna Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: MIAA Nickname: Blue Tigers Colors: Navy & White Stadium: Dwight T. Reed Stadium Capacity: 6,000 Surface: Grass Sports Information Director: Brian Kortz

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Team Information 2010 Record: 2-9 (1st season of football) Offensive Set: Multiple Pro Defensive Set: 4-2-5 Players to watch: #14 James Flowers (QB), #35 Pedro Powell (RB), #9 Sylvester Flowers (DB), #22 Jack Foy (KR/RB), #7 Bo Grunder (DB), #5 John Hyde (DB), #11 Bob Hansen (DL)

Football Information Head Coach: Mike Jones (Missouri, ‘91) Record at LU: 0-0 (1st season) Career Record: 0-0 (1st season) Team Information 2010 Record: 2-9 Offensive Set: Spread Defensive Set: Multiple Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 20/25 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 4/7 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 3/8 Players to Watch: O’Hara Fluellen (DB/ Ret), Allen Grant (T), Morris Henderson & Nick Daniels (RBs), Johnny Beautelus (LB)

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SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

School Information Location: Greensburg, Pennsylvania Enrollment: 1,700 President: Dr. JoAnne W. Boyle Athletic Director: Chris Snyder Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: WVIAC Nickname: Griffins Colors: Crimson & Vegas Gold Stadium: Offutt Field Capacity: 5,000 Surface: Artificial Sports Information Director: Jason Greene

Football Information Head Coach: Joel Dolinski, (Cincinnati, ‘98) Record at SHU: 13-22 (4th season) Career Record: 13-22 (4th season) Team Information 2010 Record: 2-9 (1-7 WVIAC) Offensive Set: Pro Defensive Set: 4-3 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 9/2 Players to watch: #11 DJ Lenehan (QB), #89 Chris Galadyk (DE), #31 Nick McGahagan (LB), #81 Zach Delo (TE), #4 Danillo Bautista (SS), #7 Tyler McIntosh (WR)

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MISSOURI S&T UNIVERSITY

Sports Information Director: John Kean

Sports Information Director: Skip Snow

Football Information Head Coach: Adam Howard Alma Mater: Wilmington ‘97 Record at NDC: 2-9 (1st season) Career Record: 2-9 (1st season)

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Oct. 29 • Noon • UU Stadium• Urbana, Ohio

School Information Location: Rolla, Missouri Enrollment: 7,000 Chancellor: Dr. John Carney III Athletic Director: Mark Mullin Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: GLFC, GLVC in ‘12 Nickname: Miners Colors: Silver, Gold & Green Stadium: Allgood-Bailey Stadium Capacity: 8,000 Surface: Grass

NOTRE DAME COLLEGE

School Information Location: South Euclid, Ohio Enrollment: 1,375 President: Dr. Andrew P. Roth Athletic Director: Susan Hlavacek Affiliation: NCAA D-II (Provisional) Conference: Independent Nickname: Falcons Colors: Blue & White Stadium: Korb Field Capacity: 3,000 Surface: AstroPlay Turf

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Oct. 22 • Noon • UU Stadium • Urbana, Ohio Adam Howard

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Oct. 15 • Noon • UU Stadium • Urbana, Ohio HOMECOMING

G R I F F I N S Blue Knights Picked to Win GLFC in Preseason Poll TIFFIN, Ohio (August 8, 2011) Urbana University took the top spot in the voting for the 2011 Great Lakes Football Conference Preseason Coaches poll. The Blue Knights, which finished 5-6 overall and tied for the top spot in the GLFC race last season at 2-1, collected 14 overall points along with 2 first-place votes. St. Joseph’s, which posted a 55 overall mark last season while tying Urbana for the top spot in the conference along with Missouri S&T, was right behind with 12 points. Missouri S&T also garnered a first-place vote while finishing with 10 total points, while Kentucky Wesleyan came in fourth with 4 points. Last year’s preseason coaches’ poll correctly predicted a 3-way tie atop the standings between Urbana, St. Joseph’s and Missouri S&T. The complete 2011 preseason rankings are below, with 1st-place votes in parentheses: Urbana University - 14 (2) St. Joseph’s College - 12 (1) Misouri University of Science & Technology - 10 (1) Kentucky Wesleyan College - 4

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URBANA EYES FIRST NCAA D-II PLAYOFF BERTH IN 2011 are notes on each of UU’s positional battles Taynor’s inaugural recruiting class looking to go out on top Next, heading into the 2011 season. URBANA, Ohio (August 19, 2011) - In just the program's second season of NCAA Division II playoff eligibility, the Urbana University football team has once again set their sights high.

"We have the same team goal as last year," explains fifth-year senior quarterback Evan Gehlert. "We want to make the national playoffs. Every day, we focus on getting better on the field and in the class room in order to achieve that goal."

2O11 OUTLOOK

Gehlert is one of three holdovers still on the roster from Urbana's final NAIA season in 2007. After that season, new Head Coach David Taynor took over and guided the program during its transition to NCAA Division II. Members of Taynor's inaugural recruiting class are now seniors or redshirt juniors. They are the first class that was brought in with the specific goal of earning Urbana's first D-II playoff bid, and for many of them, 2011 is their last run at that goal.

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the national rankings. First, they fell by 3 at West Virginia Wesleyan after a 26-yard field goal sailed wide right. Next, Urbana failed to convert a 30yard field goal with 1:15 to play at #24 Tusculum. A make would have given the Blue Knights a 39-31 lead and perhaps their first win against a ranked D-II opponent, but the miss and ensuing 80-yard touchdown drive in less than a minute sent the Blue Kngihts home 39-36 losers. Urbana's third loss in the first four weeks came at #8 Walsh. After missing a PAT earlier in the contest, Urbana opted to go for two and the win with two seconds remaining, only to come up short 34-33.

Erased early in the year by an inconsistent kicking game, Urbana could have thrown in the towel, but the Blue Knights kept battling. They finished the year with 3 straight wins by a combined 77 points. The team's record-setting offense set 9 school records, including points per game (32.3), yards To many, making the playoffs in just the 2nd season of per game (388.1) and passing touchdowns (27). eligibility may seem far-fetched, especially for a program that was established less than 3 decades Coach Taynor's staff has spent the past three years ago and failed to qualify for the NAIA playoffs in recruiting student-athletes that fit their pass-happy, over 20 attempts. In fact, Urbana has just 3 winning turnover-inducing system. Now, after four full seasons in its entire history, and never have the Blue recruiting classes and countless hours of learning Knights won more than 6 games in a season. and installing their system, it appears as though the adjustment period is finally over for the Blue Knights. History isn't on Urbana's side, and neither is their current conference alignment. The team has one more "I remember the new coaching staff coming in after year remaining in the 4-team Great Lakes Football that year (2007)," recalls Gehlert. "The team had Conference. The Blue Knights are the preseason to work really hard to adjust to their new style and coaches' pick to repeat as GLFC champs, but that learn their system. The biggest part of the transition championship does not come with an automatic playoff was getting everyone to buy into it. It's taken a few bid. That comes next season when the GLFC is years, but I think we're finally there." absorbed into the Great Lakes Valley Conference which will support football for the first time in its The Blue Knights won't have to wait long to find out history with a 9-team offering in 2012. how far they've come this off-season. Urbana opens the season on the road at #21 Wayne State All of those obstacles may seem like an awful lot to University. The squad has dropped 14 straight overcome until you realize how far the program has games to ranked opponents, dating back to the come during Taynor's reign. When he returned to his ‘07 season. alma mater in the spring of 2008 to accept his first head coaching gig, Taynor inherited a squad that Ending that stretch could go a long way towards the had much of their spring season cancelled and his team's first playoff berth, but the barriers don't new staff found themselves several months behind stop there. Five of the team's first six contests are their competitors in recruiting. To add even further on the road, including match-ups with three squads difficulty to the process, Urbana had recently (Charleston, Walsh, and Southwest Baptist) that beat announced their intentions to become an NCAA the Blue Knights last season. Division II institution, meaning tougher opponents and the challenge of finding a new conference home were If Taynor has his Blue Knights up to the task of on the horizon. upsetting Wayne State and avenging those losses, Urbana could be well on their way to earning an It's no wonder the Blue Knights struggled to a 1-10 improbable spot in the Super Regional 3 playoffs finish during Taynor's first year. Caught in the ineligible against the likes of Grand Valley State and the limbo between NAIA and NCAA D-II, the team was defending D-II champs from Minnesota-Duluth. in turmoil and having a difficult time adjusting to the new coaching staff's systems. Senior captain and four-year starter Wes Edwards won't let his teammates think that far ahead. In 2009, UU found their footing under Taynor, surprising everyone by tying school records for single "We just want to beat Wayne State in Week 1," season turnaround and wins at 6-5. Perhaps the admits Edwards. "Our coaches teach us to focus on biggest surprise of ‘09 came in Week 3 of Taynor's being successful one week at a time. If we can be sophomore year when Urbana upset Division I Dayton successful each week, then we will have a successful 13-10 in Welcome Stadium. In a true David vs. season." Goliath moment, the upstarts announced their arrival to the D-II world by knocking off a true D-I powerhouse. Edwards' quote is a prime example of what can happen after spending 4 solid years buying into a However, much of the D-II world may have written program. The exact same words could have been off the Blue Knights as a one-hit wonder after the attributed to any member of Urbana's coaching team appeared to have taken a step back in 2010. staff, but they were spoken by the emotional leader Urbana began last season 1-4 after falling by a of a team that may be on the verge of peaking combined 8 points to 3 opponents who spent time in under the radar at just the right time.

Quarterbacks – Every year since Taynor’s arrival, the Blue Knights have lined up three or more different signal callers behind center. Some of this has been according to the offense’s plan, and other times, injuries forced players into the mix earlier than expected. The result of all of this shuffling is that this season, Urbana returns three talented and experienced quarterbacks. Fifth-year senior Evan Gehlert (Indianapolis, Indiana/ Perry Meridian HS) has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns in his career, but he split duties with freshman phenom D.J. Mendenhall (West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS) last season. Mendenhall’s arm and legs carried him to GLFC Freshman of the Year honors as a rookie. The 6-4, 210-pound Mendenhall was D-II’s 16th most efficient QB in 2010, throwing for 1,400 yards while racking up 17 TDs through the air vs. just 4 interceptions. He completed better than 67% of his passes, while racking up 650 yards on the ground and a school record 10 rushing TDs. Mendenhall showed even more versatility by turning up on the receiving end of 4 passes, including 1 for a TD. In addition to Gehlert and Mendenhall, the Blue Knights also have redshirt sophomore David Gerber (New Philadelphia, Ohio/ Garaway HS) waiting in the wings. Gerber was the team’s QB of the Year in 2009 after replacing the injured Gehlert and making 5 starts as a true freshman. Like Gehlert, Gerber also suffered a shoulder injury in 2009, and complications from surgery forced him to sit out the entire 2010 season as well. Running Backs – Urbana offensive backfield remains the team’s biggest question mark heading into the 2011 season. Gone is the team’s leading rusher and all-conference runner Boise Moon. Also graduated is the team’s starting fullback, Josh Turnbo. Together, the thunder-andlightning duo of Moon and Turnbo racked up over a 1,000 yards rushing and 8 TDs. The team is hoping to replace the two with a committee of runners, including returners David Hill (St. Louis, Mo./DeSmet Jesuit HS), Breaker Heller (Columbus, Ohio/Africentric HS), Josh Miller (Moreno Valley, Calif./Valley View HS) and fullback Maurice Harden (Dayton, Ohio/Thurgood Marshall HS). The Blue Knights are also hoping to experience the same success they had after converting Moon and Turnbo from DBs to RBs by converting another DB again this year. Senior Brandon Jackson (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS), a Mount Union transfer, made 42 tackles and picked off a pair of passes in 10 games on the defensive side of the ball last season, but he will see his fair share of carries for the offense in 2011. Juniors Chris Dupree (Oak Hill, Ohio/Oak Hill HS) and Shawn Conley (Degraff, Ohio) are also making the leap from defense to offense to tote the rock, and Morgan State transfer Donte Washington (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic HS) could add his name to the mix by the end of the year. Wide Receivers – Urbana’s receiving corps is stacked with seniors in 2011. Top two targets Matt Hightower (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam HS) and Jerrell Leak (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison HS) combined for 103 catches, over 1,100 yards and 13 TDs as juniors last season. Leak, who missed two


games with an injury in 2010, has 104 career catches in the Royal Blue and White, but despite those gaudy numbers, the biggest playmaker of the bunch may be sophomore Joe Webb (Mechanicsburg, Ohio/ Mechanicsburg HS). Webb led the team in yards per catch (14.1) as a true freshman. His ability to stretch the field vertically opened the middle for guys like Hightower, Leak and senior Diamond Hart (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary’s HS), who finished with 25 catches and a pair of TDs. Webb wowed the home crowd with a season-best 85-yard TD catch in Week 8, allowing him to catch a touchdown in each of UU’s 5 home games last season. The jack-of-all-trades also kicked 4 PATs, carried the ball 3 times, and made 8 special teams tackles on the year, but the talent doesn’t stop there with Urbana’s receivers. Also returning is sophomore Nate Wilburn-Ogletree (Brookville, Ohio/ Northmont HS), who had 9 catches in 10 games as a redshirt freshman. Newcomers fighting for playing time include Kenya Coombs (Mansfield, Ohio/ Lexington HS), Marc Johnson (Lima, Ohio/Senior HS), Sanders Sius (Orlando, Fla./Olympia HS), Luke George (Hamler, Ohio/Patrick Henry HS), Joe Saffold (Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone HS), Devin Ward (Bellaire, Ohio/Bellaire HS), Jamion Dunning (Memphis, Tenn./ Melrose HS), and Javious Jackson (Memphis, Tenn./ Melrose HS).

Offensive Line – All of UU’s returning weapons on offense wouldn’t mean a thing without the experience and size Taynor has accumulated up front. Led by all-conference, 6’6", 320-lb. tackles Alex Maxson (Delaware, Ohio/Hayes HS) and Ethan Oakley (West Liberty, Ohio/West Liberty-Salem HS), the Blue Knight’s front line has remained almost entirely intact for three years now. All-conference center Bill Nickell turned in his jersey for a coach’s whistle, but the unit shouldn’t skip a beat with three-year starter Scott Porter (Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill HS) sliding over from his guard position. Back at the other guard position is senior behemoth Trey White (Columbus, Ohio/Independence HS), who’s 6’4", 320-lb. frame helps Urbana average over three bills in the trenches. Tiffin transfer and senior Andrew Minda (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman HS) rounds out the starting five, but returners Justin Carr (Anna, Ohio/Anna HS), Alphonzo Berry (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS), Kyle Wallace (West Milton, Ohio/Milton-Union HS), John Madigan (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta HS) and Davonte Butler (Pickerington, Ohio/Central HS) add plenty of size, experience and depth to what should be one of the stronger O-Lines in the country. Newcomers Sufyan El-Geroushi (Hilliard, Ohio/ Darby HS), Jamill Jackson (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike HS) and Paul Shough (Bellefontaine, Ohio/ Bellefontaine HS) will have the luxury of learning from one of the best in their first collegiate seasons. Defensive Line – The Blue Knights return a pair of starters on their three-man front in 2011. Ends Perry Jenkins (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS) and Bruce Parker (Sandusky, Ohio/Sandusky HS) are back for

Linebackers – Replacing First Team All-American Travis Brisco’s incredible production will be priority #1 for Urbana’s linebackers. Brisco led the nation in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles and it may take an entire squadron of ball hawks to replace what Brisco was able to do on the field. Fortunately for this unit, Brisco joins the coaching staff this season to lend some tips to wreaking havoc in an opponents’ backfield. Leading the way will be a pair of thirdyear vets from West Jefferson. Drew Underwood and Shane Cahill have improved under Brisco’s shadow in each of the past two seasons. Now, the juniors are ready to be unleashed. Returning starter Lamar Ross (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS) will also roam the middle again after racking up 28 tackles in 10 games as a redshirt freshman last season. Providing support will be a mix of young returners and newcomers, including junior Clay Lust (Prospect, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty HS), sophomores Kevin Smith (Lexington, Ohio/ Lexington HS), Roy Harvison (Canal Winchester, Ohio/Marion Franklin HS), Nick Shaw (Coshocton, Ohio/Coshocton HS), and David Webb (Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg HS), redshirt freshmen Nick Lipchek (Independence, Ohio/ Independence HS), B.J. Keener (Waldo, Ohio/ River Valley HS), and Staton Brady (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington HS), and freshman Ken Reichle (Grove City, Ohio/Grove City HS). All could see significant action on special teams as well.

Defensive Backs – UU’s defensive backfield plays a pivotal role in the team’s 3-3-5 scheme. Safety/linebacker hybrids roam the middle of the field, stuffing the run, covering receivers and creating chaos for their opponents. Headlining this unit in 2011 is pre-season All-American Juan McKeever (Lakeworth, Fla./Park Vista HS). Converting to free safety a season ago proved to be a worthwhile task as McKeever led the nation in interceptions for most of the year. The lanky speedster set a school record by picking off 6 passes in his first 5 games at the position. The GLFC’s DB of the Year finished with 73 tackles to go with his 13 passes defended. He also scored twice and racked up an amazing 292 return yards on just 6 attempts (48.7 yds/ret.). Senior captain Wes Edwards (Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven HS) will return to the same starting cornerback position he has occupied for the past three years. An emotional leader, Edwards has more experience than any other Blue Knight on the roster with 32 games under his belt entering the 2011 season. He has racked up 118 tackles, 21 pass break-ups, 5 forced fumbles and 3 blocked kicks over his stellar career. After seeing action in 9 games as a true freshman, Jake Krupko (Homeworth, Ohio/ Marlington HS) will take over the other cornerback spot for the departed Steve Allen. He will be helped out by returning junior Kyle Allman (Massillon, Ohio/ Washington HS) and BGSU junior transfer Vincent Corner (Springfield, Ohio/North HS). The other safety positions will most likely be occupied by a combination of seniors Traylin Taylor (Dayton, Ohio/ Thurgood Marshall HS) and Nate Williams (Aberdeen, MD./Aberdeen HS), juniors Kenneth Harris (Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne HS) and Dan Goodrum (Bedford, Ohio/Villa Angela St. Joe’s HS), and sophomore Dave McComas (Dayton, Ohio/Carroll HS). All but Harris, who is coming off a redshirt season after transferring from Tiffin, have starting experience. Adding important depth and providing important special teams play will be redshirt freshman Eric Fisher (West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS), sophomore transfer William Dent Jr. (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Licking Heights HS), sophomore long snapper John Krabill (West Liberty, Ohio/West Liberty-Salem HS), and freshmen JaQuan Townsend (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia HS) and Jordan Keaton (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing HS).

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Tight Ends – Like their smaller counterparts, Urbana’s tight end corps returns plenty of experience in 2011. All-conference performer Evan Morrisey (Hilliard, Ohio/Darby HS) returns for his senior season after posting career highs for catches, yards and TDs in 2010. A popular red zone target, Morrisey hopes to improve upon his 4 scores from a season ago. He may have to split some of those targets with 6’3, 230-lb. sophomore LaVelle Spivey (Newark, Ohio/Newark HS), who caught his first career TD at the end of his rookie campaign.

their third seasons on the defensive line. Jenkins was a first team all-conference performer as a sophomore, tallying 44 tackles, including 8 for a loss. His 3 fumble recoveries were also a teamhigh and tied for 26th in the country a season ago. Parker was right behind Jenkins with 35 tackles, and he finished second on the squad in sacks. The man in the middle for the Blue Knights this season will most likely be junior nose guard Matt Nowak (Garfield Heights, Ohio/Trinity HS). Nowak has quickly earned a reputation as a man who will do whatever it takes to win. He entered the program as a 235-lb. tight end, catching a TD pass as a true freshman in ’09. Then, last season, he bulked up to 255 pounds and converted to guard for the injuryriddled offensive line, making several starts at his new position. Now, Nowak has grown to 270 pounds for his third season in order to utilize his skills in the trenches for the defense. Providing depth on the D-Line are a pair of veterans, Eric Berry (Columbus, Ohio/Independence HS) and Adam Rood (Hilliard, Ohio/Bishop Ready HS). Berry bulked up for his new gig, converting from linebacker a season ago to provide speed on the end. Rood has battled injuries in each of his three seasons with the Blue Knights, but he has managed to provide a spark when healthy. Last year, he recorded a tackle for a loss in 4 straight games before missing the final 4 games of the season. Returners Nick Thompson (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/ Walnut Ridge HS), Patrick Hudepohl (Mason, Ohio/ Bishop Fenwick HS) and Davonte Butler will look to make an impact on the field at the nose guard position, while Kyle Ferguson (West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS) and Chris Basil (Troy, Ohio/Troy HS) return hope to do the same at end. Newcomers Tyler Burton (Tipp City, Ohio/Troy HS), Rodney Huston (Sidney, Ohio/Lehman Catholic HS), Zach Finnell (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mt. Healthy HS), Cameron Walker (Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne HS), Ryan Routhier (Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon HS) and Tevyn Young (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Licking Heights HS) provide plenty of depth on the roster.

Specialist – After last season’s debacle in the kicking game, Urbana made recruiting kickers a high priority this past off-season. Senior all-conference punter John McCoy (Springfield, Ohio/Kenton Ridge HS) returns with his 37.0 yard average and propensity to pin the opponent deep inside their own 20, but the Blue Knights are without a player on their roster who has made a collegiate field goal. The unit’s 2-for-6 mark on field goal attempts from 2010 seemingly has nowhere to go but up. McCoy may get another crack at kicking field goals and extra points in 2011, but he will be pushed by a couple of talented freshmen. Wayne High School’s Marshall Newsome and Dublin Jerome’s Blaine Hafner will also compete for the right to handle the kicking duties in 2011. Newsome was a First Team All-Ohio selection a season ago, and Hafner has shown that he has range as far as 48 yards out. The Blue Knights’ long snapper (Krabill) and holder (Hightower) are both back this season, so the only kinks to work out are in the kicking game.

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HEAD COACH DAVID TAYNOR from his experiences with the great programs he has been a part of in the past." Taynor was a 1st Team All-Mid-States Football Association offensive lineman for the Blue Knights, and he also earned NAIA All-American honors in 1998. As team captain his senior year, Taynor was named an NAIA Scholar Athlete, in addition to being a 2-time All-MSFA Scholar Athlete.

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"I'm extremely excited about becoming a head football coach, but more importantly, becoming a head football coach here," said Taynor. "This is where I played college football. This University has done a lot for me and my career. For me to be able to come back and be a part of an exciting time of transition to NCAA D II and be a leader here is something very special to me." David Taynor, a 1999 graduate of Urbana University, was named Head Football Coach on April 24, 2008. He became the 9th head football coach at UU. The odds were stacked against Taynor in his first season at the helm of his alma mater. After a brief recruiting period, Taynor's new team tackled the program's first taste of NCAA D-II football. The Blue Knights won their home opener, a 28-19 victory over W.V. Tech, but finished the season with 9 straight defeats including 5 losses to ranked opponents and 2 in OT. Taynor’s Blue Knights regrouped in 2009. With a full season of experience and recruiting under their belt, Taynor's coaching staff propelled UU to a 6-5 finish in his second season. The highlight of the year came in the third week as Taynor's Blue Knights knocked off NCAA D-I (FCS) Dayton by a score of 13-10 in Welcome Stadium. The victory was the program's first against a D-I opponent, and it helped the team tie the school record for wins in a season. The 5-win improvement from Year 1 to Year 2 also tied the school mark for the biggest turnaround in a single season. Taynor was a senior center and captain on the last team to achieve such a turnaround. "Coach Taynor was the player's choice from the moment they met him. His background as an outstanding student-athlete at Urbana University made him the ideal fit for our program," said Urbana University Director of Athletics Doug Young. "Dave knows what it takes to be successful at the NCAA Division II level. We will all benefit

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He comes back to his roots after being mentored by some college coaching greats, and developing a strong and diverse knowledge of the game of football and the necessary leadership experience to effectively mentor student athletes and a successful football program. "Football has always been a passion of mine," said Taynor. "Without college football, my coaches and teammates, I would not have had the structure. That is why I got into coaching. This is what I want to do. The development of young men is my goal. We want them to be proud of what they've accomplished, where they've been and where they're going." Taynor returns to Urbana from Tiffin University where he was the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach for two seasons from 2006-2008. He also served as an academic advisor for the Dragons' football program. During his tenure as offensive coordinator, Tiffin University established itself as a multiple, balanced and record-setting unit. Over two seasons the Dragons accumulated a 19-3 record and won the Great Lakes Football Conference championship in 2007. During that 2007 season the Tiffin offense broke 18 team or individual university records. He was named offensive line coach at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2004 and promoted to defensive coordinator in 2005, where he worked along side Head Coach John Miech. As an assistant football coach at UW-Stevens Point, Taynor coordinated the defense which produced four all-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic

Conference players and a first team allRegion defensive end in 2005. In 2004, his UW-Stevens Point line propelled the offense to a top-2 finish in the WIAC in total offense, scoring and passing efficiency. He coached two 1st team allconference linemen and a 2nd team AllAmerican tight end. Taynor's first full-time college coaching job was as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. from 2001-04 with head coach Chris Tabor, who is now a special teams assistant coach with the Chicago Bears. Taynor's offense finished 3rd in the nation (NAIA) in total offense and 2nd in passing offense, while breaking 35 individual or team records for offensive proficiency during the 2002 season. He also served as the team's NFL liaison. "At Culver Stockton in my first season, we recruited 64 players and had the first winning season the school had in 15 years. You can have a very positive immediate impact on a program." Taynor got his collegiate coaching start as an assistant coach at UU as soon as his playing career was complete. He then moved on to the University of Louisville as a graduate assistant (1999-01), working for Coach John L. Smith. At Louisville, the Cardinals were crowned Conference USA champions, and Taynor coached in the 1999 Humanitarian Bowl and 2000 Liberty Bowl. He also had the opportunity to assist in the strength training of four NFL draft picks and 14 student-athletes who were invited to NFL camps. "I got a chance to learn from John L. Smith, a coach that has turned around programs and knows how to motivate young men," said Taynor. "It was a great experience." Taynor is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has eleven years of experience as a head or assistant strength coach. He received his master's degree in higher education at the University of Louisville in 2000 and his bachelor's degree in sports science from Urbana University in 1999. David and his wife, Heather (Rose) Taynor, a 1998 Urbana University graduate and three-year letter winner for the Blue Knight softball team, currently reside in Findlay.


W HAT T HEY ’ RE S AYING A BOUT C OACH T AYNOR ... “The kids will have the same work ethic as Dave. When he worked with me, he was in the weight room with the kids all day, and he spent his nights planning how to coach them the next day. The players are a reflection of their head coach. With Dave’s work ethic and the way he approaches the game, you will win a lot of football games. I would love to have my sons play for Dave. If I had a job for him tomorrow, I’d hire him.” John L. Smith Former Head Coach University of Louisville & Michigan State University Current Special Teams Coach at the University of Arkansas

“I would love to have my sons play for Dave.”

I feel honored to be playing for such a great coaching staff. By far, they are the best I've ever had in my football career. Coach Taynor will always be one of the best coaches I've ever had. His knowledge of the game, his input and his guidance has made me 10 times the football player I was before.

Ian Iler Blue Knight WR/RB from 2007-09 Urbana University

“...one of the best coaches I’ve ever had.”

Rock Gullickson Head Strength Coach St. Louis Rams

“Dave’s best attribute is his passion for the game and his passion for his players. He cares so much about his players. We’re all excited to see him go back to his alma mater so he could bring his passion and his knowledge back home. And his wife Heather is a great cook!”

Mike Kent Director of Strength and Conditioning Appalachian State University

“...passion for the game and...passion for his players.”

“...puts his players first.” “Coach Taynor is a highly motivated person with great organizational skills. Dave definitely puts his players first. He has a vision, and then he always follows through. Dave will be a great with his players, and he will be a tremendous asset to Urbana University.” Jim McElwain Offensive Coordinator University of Alabama

“...enthusiastic...very intelligent.”

“Coach Taynor is one of the most hard working and diligent coaches I’ve ever been around. His relationship with his players is second to none. I’m excited to see him back with his alma mater, and I wish him the best of luck.”

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“Dave was our strength and conditioning coach. He received a lot of respect from the players because he is pretty physical himself. He really showed our players how to train at a high level of intensity. He led by example, and he’s tough as nails. Dave was a great asset to our staff. He was very level headed and knew how to approach his players individually. He is the type of guy that sets a goal and has the determination to set out and reach that goal.”

Greg Breitbach Offensive Coordinator University of North Dakota

“His relationship with his players is second to none.”

“Dave does as good of a job each and every week as I’ve seen in the seven years I’ve been doing this. He’s very enthusiastic. Dave has a lot of passion, and he is very intelligent about the game when it comes to the X’s and O’s.”

“Coach Taynor was the player’s choice from the moment they met him. His background as an outstanding student-athlete at Urbana University made him the ideal fit for our program. We will all benefit from his experiences with the great programs that he has been a part of in the past.”

Tim Polasek Assistant Football Coach North Dakota State University

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DAVID BARR ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/RECRUITING COORDINATOR David Barr was named the Blue Knights' Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator in May of 2008. Barr works specifically with the Blue Knight secondary in addition to coordinating the defense. Says Head Coach David Taynor, "I have had the opportunity to work with Coach Barr for each of the past five years and I am confident that, as our Defensive Coordinator, he will provide our program with the knowledge and leadership of a proven winner." "Dave Barr is extremely diligent, conscientious, and motivated as a coach and as a recruiter," added Taynor. Barr came to Urbana after three seasons at NCAA D-II Tiffin University, where he served as the Dragons' safeties/outside linebackers coach, in addition to performing his duties as recruiting coordinator, Dragon Football Association president and team chaplain. "My three years at Tiffin really prepared me for this opportunity at Urbana," said Barr. "Understanding NCAA D-II recruiting rules will be a huge advantage and having familiarity of some of our future opponents will also prove to be helpful." Before his stint at Tiffin, Barr spent three seasons as the linebackers coach at his alma mater, Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. While at Albright, he also served as the Lions' video coordinator and assistant strength and conditioning coach. Barr's first collegiate coaching opportunity came at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachussets. He was the defensive backs coach and video coordinator for the Crusaders for two seasons.

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Before coaching, Barr enjoyed a successful playing career at Albright College. He was a senior captain and an all-MAC linebacker for the Lions. He graduated from Albright in May of 2002 with a bachelor of science in business management. He earned his MBA from Tiffin in 2006. Barr is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He is the son of Donna and Dave Barr of Havertown, Pennsylvania.

MATTHEW HANDZO OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/WIDE RECEIVERS/QUARTERBACKS Matthew Handzo was named the Blue Knights' Offensive Coordinator in May of 2008. In addition to serving as offensive coordinator for the Blue Knights, Handzo works specifically with the wide receivers and quarterbacks. "Matt Handzo is a knowledgeable, innovative and skilled coach in the classroom and on the field," said Head Coach David Taynor. "I have had the pleasure to work with Matt for the past five years, and he has demonstrated a strong ability to teach the game on the offensive perimeter. His energy and teaching ability will allow him to succeed at Urbana University." Under Handzo's guidance in 2010, the Urbana offense erupted, setting 9 school records, including points scored (355), points per game (32.3), touchdowns (57), total yards (4,269), yards per game (388.1) and yards per play (5.5). His quarterbacks set school marks for both TD passes (27) and fewest INTs (7). Handzo, a native of Clinton Township, Michigan, was the wide receivers coach at NCAA D-II Tiffin University for two seasons. During his tenure, Tiffin had the most wins in school history with 10 in 2006. The Dragons finished the season ranked 17th in the nation. The following season, Handzo coached two wide receivers to AllGreat Lakes Football Conference accolades. The Dragons, which averaged 49 points per conference game, broke 18 offensive school records on their way to earning the 2007 GLFC crown. During his time at Tiffin, Handzo also served as the director of operations and video coordinator for the football program. "I am excited about the opportunity to have greater responsibility and ownership of the product we put on the field on Saturdays," said Handzo. "I am enthusiastic about putting an electrifying offense on the field, week in and week out." "I am a high-energy coach," Handzo elaborates. "We'll have a lot of fun, but at the same time, I am very demanding about having things done right. I place high expectations on my players and even higher expectations on myself." Prior to his stint at Tiffin, Handzo coached the WRs and RBs at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. He was also on the football staff at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN during the 2005 season. There, he coached the wide receivers and running backs, in addition to serving as the assistant academic coordinator. Handzo coached the PFL Freshman of the Year and all-conference running back. He also mentored an all-PFL selection at WR. Handzo got his collegiate coaching start at Kalamazoo College (Mich.) in 2003 as the running backs coach for the Hornets. He coached an all-MIAA selection and the school's all-time leading rusher. He also coached at Traverse City Central High School, serving as the offensive coordinator, as well as, wide receivers and quarterbacks coach. During his collegiate playing career, Handzo was a four-year letter winner and first team all-MIAA wide receiver for Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He led Hope to two MIAA championships ('97 and '99) during his tenure, in which he started every game in his career. Handzo is the only player to accomplish that feat in the history of the Hope College football program. Handzo graduated from Hope College in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in communications. He earned his master's degree in sports administration from Austin Peay State University in 2005. He was inducted into the Detroit Catholic League Coaches Hall of Fame and was named Athlete of the Year in 2000. He is the son of Richard and Judy Handzo of Davisburg, Michigan. He also has a brother, Derek.

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JOHN SHINGLER SPECIAL TEAMS-LBS

John Shingler was named to the Urbana University Football Coaching Staff in June of 2009, immediately taking over the program's linebacking corps and special teams. In just his second season in charge of the Blue Knight linebackers, Shingler coached the school's first ever NCAA Division II First Team AllAmerican (LB Travis Brisco). Brisco finished the 2010 season as the NCAA D-II statistical champion in quarterback sacks (16.0), tackles for a loss (28.5) and forced fumbles (7). The Harrisonburg, Virginia native joined Blue Knight staff after serving as a defensive graduate assistant with the University of Georgia Bulldogs for two seasons. Shingler assisted under Head Coach Mark Richt at Georgia. During Shingler's tenure at the SEC powerhouse, the Bulldogs won the 2008 Sugar Bowl and the 2009 Capital One Bowl.

TREVOR ZEIDERS DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

Trevor Zeiders joined the Blue Knight coaching staff in the summer of 2011. Zeiders will coach the defensive line. A native of New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, Zeiders comes to Urbana from the University of Dayton where he spent 2 seasons coaching the defensive ends. Prior to his coaching stint at UD, Zeiders also made stops at Carson Newman College, Frostburg State, Gettysburg College and West Virginia University. He coached linebackers and defensive backs for 2 seasons at Carson Newman, earning a pair of conference titles along the way. In 2004 and 2005, he coached the defensive line at Frostburg State, and from 2001-03, he led Gettysburg's defensive line. Zeiders played his college ball at West Virginia, where he was a linebacker and longsnapper. After his playing career was complete, he stayed on with the Mountaineers as a student assistant coach, helping West Virginia defeat Ole Miss 49-38 in the 2000 Music City Bowl before graduating in 2001.

In all, Brisco owns 13 Urbana records. In 44 career games as a Blue Knight, Brisco tallied 319 total tackles. His defensive unit set a school record for sacks in 2007, led by Brisco's 13 as a redshirt freshman. He earned First Team All-Conference accolades that season and helped the Blue Knights tie a school record for wins. During his junior season, Brisco's Blue Knights again tied the school record for wins as the captain led all of NCAA D-II in tackles for a loss (27.0). After a 12-tackles, 5-sack game against Tusculum that season, Brisco earned D2Football.com's National Defensive Player of the Week Award.

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Prior to his coaching stint at Georgia, Shingler served as the assistant linebackers coach and Director of Football Operations at Georgia Southern in 2006. Shingler's coaching career also includes a stint as a defensive In his career, Zeiders has coached a pair of All-Americans (FSU's Kevin Culbert and assistant and video coordinator at Middle Tennessee State University in UD's Devon Langhorst). In addition, his defensive units have led the nation in 2005. This season will be his 6th season as a collegiate football coach. sacks ('05) and finished runner-up as well ('10). Currently, Zeiders resides in West Carrollton with his wife, Nicole and son, Elijah. As a player, Shingler was a member of three bowl teams at the University ROD WILSON of Notre Dame. He played quarterback, fullback and tight end as a walk-on from 1995-2000. DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH Rod Wilson (Urbana, '99) enters his fourth season After earning a degree in chemistry from Notre Dame, Shingler served in with the Blue Knight football coaching staff. Wilson the United States Navy from 2000-2005, earning the rank of Lieutenant. will once again serve as the defensive backs coach for For two years, his military education included nuclear power training in Urbana after coaching the tight ends in his first season Charleston, S.C., and Ballston Spa, N.Y. John is married to Marita (Keane) in 2008. In 2009, Wilson's first as the defensive Shingler of Western Springs, Illinois. They have a daughter, Katie. back coach at Urbana, the Blue Knights set a school record for interceptions with 17. In 2010, junior TRAVIS BRISCO safety Juan McKeever recorded 6 interceptions GRADUATE ASSISTANT through the first 5 games, setting a school record and leading the nation in D-II. Travis Brisco joins the Blue Knight coaching staff this season after enjoying one of the most Wilson was a standout athlete for the Blue Knight football team from 1996-1999, successful careers in Urbana football history. earning all conference nods in '96 as a wide receiver and in '97 and '98 as a defensive The Columbus-native became the school's first back. In '98, he was selected as a co-captain of the Blue Knights along with Head NCAA Division II First Team All-American Coach David Taynor. Wilson's playing career came to an abrupt end during the '99 following his senior season. In 2010, Brisco season when he suffered a career-ending injury. capped his career by leading the nation statistically in sacks (16), tackles for loss (28.5) Wilson graduated from River View High School in Warsaw, Ohio in 1994, where he and forced fumbles (7). He stands alone atop the school record books for earned varsity letters in football and track. In 1999, Wilson earned a bachelor of career sacks (48), tackles for loss (80.0), forced fumbles (15), and QB science degree in sports science from Urbana University. Wilson works in law hurries (61). Brisco also earned an invitation to the 2011 Cactus Bowl for enforcement and resides in Urbana with his wife, Alisa (Patrick) Wilson, (Urbana, the top D-II talent in the country, and at the end of the school year, he '00), son Riley (8) and daughters Reyse (5) and Raygen (3). earned the University's first Blue Knight Student-Athlete of the Year award.

BILL NICKELL GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Bill Nickell is in his first season as a member of the Blue Knight coaching staff. Nickell joins the coaching ranks after a stellar 5-year career as a Blue Knight offensive lineman. Last season, Nickell was a First Team AllConference performer and an Academic All-Conference selection on an offensive squad that set 10 single season records, including points, first downs and total yards. The 2-year team captain started the final 22 games of his career at center, orchestrating an offensive line unit that paved the way for Urbana's top 3 Travis is the son of Claude and Andrea Brisco. He earned his Bachelor's single-game rushing performances of all-time. A native of Celina, Ohio, Nickell also earned Degree in Marketing in December of 2010 and is now working towards his First Team All-Independent, Second team All-Ohio, as well as the team's Offensive Lineman MBA at Urbana. of the Year and "Uncommon" Awards. In 2011, he became just the third Blue Knight in school history selected to play in the Cactus Bowl, a prestigious NCAA Division II all-star game. He was the only player in that game to play every offensive snap for his squad, and at the conclusion of the school year, Nickell was also named to the National Football Foundations' 2010 National Scholar-Athlete Team.

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Prior to coming to Urbana in 2006, Nickell was a 2-time All-Conference performer at Celina High School. He also earned All-Conference honors in the shot put. Bill is the son of Walt and Angela Nickell. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Education in May of 2011 and is now working towards his Master's Degree.

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DOUG YOUNG DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

On behalf of the entire Urbana University family, I would like to welcome you to our website and the home of Blue Knight athletics. Urbana University is proud to sponsor 15 athletic programs in one of the most beautiful geographic locations in the nation. Although athletics is an integral part of our campus environment, it is the pride that we take in the development of the total person that we find most rewarding. With so many college choices available to students today, I am often asked, "Why is Urbana University the right place for me?" Most often, my answer is that the core attribute of NCAA Division II athletics, known as "Life in Balance", is carried out and practiced in all that we do.

At Urbana University it is universally accepted that all students and employees are equipped with a unique skill set of strengths and weaknesses. We constantly seek to accentuate those strengths and nurture those weaknesses in an effort to form a collective unified body of positive results. Our campus-wide slogan of "One Student at a Time" confirms our commitment to knowing each individual on a personal basis. It's what makes success a reality and not merely just a dream at Urbana University. Spearheaded by our move to the NCAA, we have created a culture of life in balance. This is not merely an athletics-only initiative but one that permeates our entire campus. The core attributes of life in balance are learning, service, passion, sportsmanship, and resourcefulness. Together, these attributes form a collective bond for all that call Urbana University home.

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As our campus continues to grow, it is done with the constant mindset to provide more opportunities for student development and increased success. All the while it has provided the very foundation for school spirit, pride, and a will to achieve the very best for our student-athletes. To be a Blue Knight student-athlete is to be a part of something truly unique and special. I am confident that you, as a student-athlete, alumni, colleague, or friend of Urbana University, will find your time here to be one of the most rewarding, meaningful portions of your life. If you haven't already, you will soon discover that working together works wonders here at Urbana University. Success for ourselves is found in each other. We invite you to become a valued part of a grand tradition and a unique story of success for yourself and all those that surround you. Best wishes in all that you do, and GO BLUE KNIGHTS!

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EVAN GEHLERT

The only consistent mainstay in the Blue Knights’ passing game over the past 3 seasons has been the veteran presence of quarterback Evan Gehlert. As a true freshman in 2007, Evan watched as his older brother Ryan broke Urbana records for career passing yards (4,952) and career passing TDs (44). The following year, Evan earned his way into the starting lineup after beginning the season 3rd on the depth chart. Now, as Urbana enters its 8th straight season with a Gehlert behind center, Evan is nearing the all-time career marks set by big brother Ryan four years ago. The 6-2, 220-lb. senior with a cannon for an arm has eclipsed 3,000 career passing yards to go with 26 career TDs, despite missing significant time with a broken collarbone in ‘09 and sharing duties with freshman sensations David Gerber in ‘09 and D.J. Mendenhall in ‘10.

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OVER THE LENGTH OF YOUR CAREER.

W HAT ' S

WELL, DJ M ENDENHALL IS A TREMENDOUS HE'S ABLE TO DO THINGS ON THE FIELD THAT I AND D AVID GERBER CAN 'T DO . GERBER REALLY HAD TO STEP UP WHEN I WENT ATHLETE .

THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE

BETTER.

I T'S

GREAT TO BE OUT THERE WITH

THIS

YEAR, THE COACHES HAVE

GIVEN ME A LITTLE MORE LEEWAY ON THE FIELD, AND

I'VE

BEEN TRYING TO BE ANOTHER COACH

OUT THERE FOR THEM.

6.

ALL

OF

THE

TEAM'S

THE OFFENSIVE LINE RETURNS.

TOP

WHO

DO YOU THINK COULD HAVE A BIG YEAR ON THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL?

I

REALLY THINK

JOSEPH WEBB

COULD HAVE A

HUGE YEAR IN HIS SECOND SEASON. A THROW ON THE RUN AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

ST. FRANCIS IN 2008.

HE

HAS

BIG PLAY ABILITY, AND ACTUALLY, ALL OF OUR RECEIVERS,

I'M GOING TO MISS MY TEAMMATES FOR SURE . PLAYING FOR 5 YEARS WITH THESE GUYS HAS BEEN THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE, AND PLAYING COLLEGE

FOOTBALL

HAS

BEEN

THE

BEST

OPPORTUNITY OF MY LIFE.

RECEIVERS ARE BACK AND MOST OF

VS. THIRD-RANKED

9. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO MISS MOST URBANA?

ABOUT

GAME AND NOW HE UNDERSTANDS A LOT THOSE GUYS.

EVAN SCRAMBLES OUT OF THE POCKET TO MAKE

DEFINITELY WHEN WE BEAT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON. THAT WAS SUCH A BIG WIN FOR OUR PROGRAM. (E VAN WAS THE STARTING QB AS A SOPHOMORE IN URBANA ' S 13-10 WIN AT UD' S WELCOME FIELD ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2009. EVAN WAS 26-FOR-45 PASSING FOR 254 YARDS AND A TD. H E EARNED B LUE K NIGHT S TUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS FOR HIS EFFORT.)

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

OF THE TRANSITION WAS GETTING EVERYONE TO

IS THE BEST PLAYER YOU'VE

EVER PLAYED WITH OR AGAINST?

REALLY HARD TO ADJUST TO THEIR NEW STYLE AND LEARN THEIR SYSTEM.

DIAMOND HART, ARE ALL EXPLOSIVE PLAYERS WE LOST MOST OF OUR BACKFIELD FROM LAST SEASON, BUT WE MOVED BRANDON JACKSON OVER FROM THE DEFENSE TO PLAY RUNNING BACK. I LOOK TO HIM AND DAVID HILL TO HAVE BIG BREAKOUT GAMES CARRYING THE BALL. AND

WITH BIG PLAY ABILITY.

JERRELL LEAK, MATT HIGHTOWER

10.

L ASTLY ,

WHERE DO YOU SEE

YOURSELF IN THE NEXT

5 TO 10 YEARS?

I'M GETTING MY DEGREE IN BUSINESS MARKETING. I' VE ALREADY COMPLETED ALL MY BUSINESS CLASSES . T HIS SEMESTER , I' M FINISHING MY ELECTIVES, AND I WILL GRADUATE IN DECEMBER. F ROM THERE , I' D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN MARKETING FOR A SPORTS COMPANY, HOPEFULLY IN SPONSORSHIPS AND PROMOTIONS .

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JOHN GORE BAND DIRECTOR

CHEER/BAND

In the fall of 2002, The Royal Blues was launched with only 8 members. The band functioned primarily as a pep band the first 2 years, performing at University athletic contests and providing music for special events on campus. All along however, the goal was to build a marching band. The Royal Blues increased in size quickly, and by the beginning of August 2004, the marching band was formed. The Royal Blues now perform at all home football games as well as one away game. The Royal Blues also perform at most University events, including the ground breaking ceremony for the Student Center and Blue Knight Stadium. In addition to marching band, The Royal Blues performs as concert and pep bands.

2011 BLUE KNIGHT CHEERLEADERS

MELISSA CLOSSER CHEERLEADING COACH

STEFFIE LYBECK ASSISTANT COACH 20

(Front Row, L-R): Taylor Denes, Erica Niswonger, Bethany Kramer. (Middle, L-R): Lindsay Eckurd, Heather Day, Krissy Hayslip, Jenna Bristol. (Back Row, L-R): Betsy Dewine, Knitro, Heather Day, Ashley Leach.


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10 QUESTIONS WITH BLUE KNIGHT

MATT NOWAK

No player on the Blue Knights’ roster has exhibited more versatility than junior Matt Nowak. Urbana’s version of a Swiss Army knife, Nowak came to UU in 2009 as a defensive end/tight end hybrid. At Trinity High School in Garfield Heights, Ohio, Nowak excelled on both sides of the ball, leading his squad in sacks, tackles for a loss, fumble recoveries while finishing 3rd in receptions as a prolific pass-catching tight end. Rarely do 2-way players continue their success in college football. Don’t try to tell this to Matt Nowak, however, as he is on the verge of excelling at his third position in his third year as a Blue Knight. After catching his first career TD as a freshman TE, Matt bulked up and helped fill a gap on Urbana’s injury-riddled O-Line as a sophomore. Now, the coaching staff has plans for the 2010 Lewis & Jean Moore Inspirational Award winner to return to his roots on defense in 2011.

1.

WHAT

ARE YOUR THOUGHTS THE MAN ACROSS FROM YOU, AND WHOEVER'S

ON POSSIBLY PLAYING ON BOTH THE BETTER MAN , WINS THE BATTLE . SIDES OF THE BALL IN

IT'S I' M

2011?

REALLY

HONORED

PRIVILEGE TO DO THAT.

I'M OFF.

IT

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

2.

IN

3

EACH OF YOUR

YEARS ,

GOING TO BE TOUGH AT FIRST , BUT YOU ' VE WORKED AND PRACTICED

IT

TO

T H E ALONGSIDE THE RECEIVERS , THE

H AV E

TAKES A LOT OF O F F E N S I V E

HARD WORK AND DEDICATION, BUT LIKE

4.

I

LINEMAN

FEEL DEFENSIVE UNIT .

AND

W HAT

WHO'S THE BEST OF ALL THREE?

7. WHAT

THE

RECEIVERS ARE MORE OUTSPOKEN AND

TRANSITION FROM TIGHT END TO LOUD.

I

A LOT

ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON

THE TEAM'S MOVE TO THE

NEXT SEASON?

I

GLVC

THINK I T ' S A HUGE STEP F O R U S A S A

PROGRAM .

IN

THE NEW CONFERENCE ,

WOULDN'T SAY THEY HAVE AN EGO,

I

THINK WE HAVE A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF TAKING THE TITLE.

DIFFICULT WAS THE

THERE'S BEEN

THE

IS THE

THE KIND OF GUY THAT CAN PULL PERSONALITY OF EACH GROUP AND

HOW

HONESTLY DON'T KNOW. OVER THE YEARS.

AS

LONG AS EVERYTHING

GOES AS PLANNED , WE SHOULD MAKE THE PLAYOFFS .

OFFENSIVE LINE FOR YOU LAST BUT THEY CARRY A BIT OF A CHIP ON THEIR SEASON ?

SHOULDERS.

THE O-LINE WAS MY FAVORITE I T ' S SUCH A TIGHT - KNIT THERE . T HEY WORK HARDER

TO WORK WITH .

IT

WAS TOUGH .

IT

TOOK ME AWHILE TO GROUP OUT

8.

WHAT

IS

YOUR

MOST

MEMORABLE MOMENT ON THE FIELD

UU?

AT

PICK UP ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT SCHEMES , THAN ANY OTHER POSITION ON THE FIELD AND BUT ONCE

I

I

GOT THE HANG OF IT,

I

THINK BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY ARE SO CLOSE.

DID PRETTY WELL.

3.

OF

THE

DEFENSIVE LINE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE IN TERMS OF PERSONALITY.

I

THINK IT'S

ALL OF THE POSITIONS BECAUSE WE HAVE A MIXTURE OF UNDERSIZED

YOU ' VE PLAYED , WHICH DO YOU AND OVERSIZED GUYS. PREFER ?

A LOT

OF GUYS THAT

ARE UNDERSIZED PLAY WITH A CHIP ON THEIR SHOULDER, AND THE BIGGER GUYS JUST GO

I

WOULD HAVE TO SAY PLAYING GUARD ON OUT THERE AND BEAT UP ON PEOPLE .

THE

OFFENSIVE

LINE

BECAUSE

STRAIGHT UP, JUST A FIGHT BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR MAN .

IT'S

I T ' S , REALLY A MIXTURE OF EVERYTHING.

ONE-ON-ONE. YOU

VS .

5.

WHO

IS YOUR FAVORITE

TEAM AND PLAYER?

NFL

I'D

HAVE TO SAY THE

DAYTON

GAME.

GOING DAYTON MY HUGE . I T WAS THE

INTO THEIR HOUSE AND BEATING FRESHMAN YEAR WAS

F I R S T TIME THEY ' D EVER L O S T A H O M E OPENER AND IT WAS THE FIRST GAME

I

EVER

GOT TO PLAY IN COLLEGE.

9.

WHO

IS

YOUR

BIGGEST

INSPIRATION ON AND OFF THE FIELD?

O FF

THE FIELD ,

AND MOM.

I'D HAVE TO SAY MY DAD THEY'VE GONE THROUGH A LOT

OF STUFF TOGETHER AND ALWAYS FIGURED

THE CLEVELAND BROWNS ARE MY FAVORITE TEAM AND I' D HAVE TO SAY MY FAVORITE P L AY E R I S J A R E D A L L E N F R O M T H E MINNESOTA VIKINGS. 6.

W HO

YOU'V E

I' D

PLAYED

WITH

OR

N ICKELL

EVER PLAYED WITH ARE

AND

BILL

T RAVIS B RISCO . B OTH

OF

THOSE GUYS ' WORK ETHICS WERE ABOVE ANYONE ELSE ' S

I

KNOW .

T HE

WAY THEY

P L AY E D T H E G A M E WA S T H E WAY I T ' S

PLAYING TIGHT END AS A TRUE FRESHMAN IN SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYED . A ND THE BEST 2009, MATT MAKES A BLOCK, SEALING THE PLAYER I' V E EVER PLAYED AGAINST ? I END AGAINST WALSH.

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10.

LASTLY, 5

YOURSELF IN

S AY T H E B E S T O V E R A L L FOOTBALL

I'VE

SITUATION. ON THE FIELD, I'D HAVE TO SAY C OACH T. JUST THE PASSION HE HAS FOR THIS GAME, IT MOTIVATES ME AND MAKES ME WANT TO PLAY THE GAME EVEN HARDER.

IS THE BEST PLAYER

EVER

AGAINST ?

PLAYERS

OUT A WAY TO GET THROUGH ANY DIFFICULT

H OPEFULLY, I

WHERE DO YOU SEE TO

10

YEARS?

WILL BE STARTING MY OWN

BUSINESS AS AN AUTO MECHANIC . GETTING MARRIED TOO .

I

M AYBE

DON ' T KNOW .

WE 'LL SEE HOW IT GOES, AND HOPEFULLY, I' LL BE DOING SOMETHING WITH FOOTBALL. MAYBE COACHING OR JUST HELPING OUT AS MUCH AS I CAN. I'D LIKE TO STAY AROUND THIS GAME AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.


Yr. Pos. Hometown/High School/Previous School Sr. CB Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven HS Jr. DB Bedford, Ohio/Villa Angela St. Joe's HS So. QB West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Sr. WR Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison HS/Youngstown St. Sr. WR Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary's HS/Tiffin University Sr. FS Lakeworth, Florida/Park Vista Community HS So. LB Canal Winchester, Ohio/Marion Franklin HS So. WR Brookville, Ohio/Northmont HS/Miami University So. DB Homeworth, Ohio/Marlington HS Sr. WR/PR Virginia Beach, VA/Kellam HS/Christopher Newport University So. LB/DB Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS So. WR Hamler, Ohio/Patrick Henry HS So. RB Columbus, Ohio/Africentric HS Sr. QB Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian HS RFr. WR Orlando, Florida/Olympia HS Fr. DB Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing HS So. QB Sugarcreek, Ohio/Garaway HS So. T E Newark, Ohio/Newark HS RFr. RB St. Louis, Missouri/DeSmet Jesuit HS Sr. SS Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen HS Sr. RB/KR Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS/Mount Union College Sr. DL Columbus, Ohio/Independence HS/College of the Redwoods Jr. DB Springfield, Ohio/North HS/Bowling Green State University RFr. DB West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Fr. DE Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Licking Heights HS So. RB/KR Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic HS/Morgan St. University Jr. CB Massillon, Ohio/Washington HS Jr. DB Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne HS/Tiffin University Sr. RB Moreno Valley, California/Valley View HS/Tiffin University So. DB Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg HS/Marian University So. LB Lexington, Ohio/Lexington HS So. LB Coshocton, Ohio/Coshocton HS Jr. LB West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Sr. SS Dayton, Ohio/Thurgood-Marshall HS Jr. LB Prospect, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty HS/Lake Erie College Jr. DE Sandusky, Ohio/Sandusky HS So. DB/LS West Liberty, Ohio/West Liberty-Salem HS/University of Cincinnati So. WR Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg HS Fr. DB/WR Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia HS Sr. K/P Springfield, Ohio/Kenton Ridge HS/Tiffin University Jr. FB Dayton, Ohio/Thurgood Marshall HS So. DB Dayton, Ohio/Carroll HS Jr. DL Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS Fr. LB Grove City, Ohio/Grove City HS Fr. K/P Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne HS Jr. LB Oak Hill, Ohio/Oak Hill HS Sr. T E Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby HS Jr. RB DeGraff, Ohio/Christian Light Education RFr. LB Independence, Ohio/Independence HS Jr. LB West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Sr. OL Delaware, Ohio/Hayes HS/Tiffin University RFr. LB Waldo, Ohio/River Valley HS So. LB Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg HS/Wittenberg University Jr. OL/DE/TE Garfield Heights, Ohio/Trinity HS So. OL Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta HS RFr. LB Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington HS Fr. SS Pontiac, Mich./West Bloomfield HS So. DL Hilliard, Ohio/Bishop Ready HS So. C/FB West Milton, Ohio/Milton-Union HS Jr. OL Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill HS Sr. OL Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman HS/Tiffin University So. OL Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS RFr. DE Troy, Ohio/Troy HS Sr. OL Columbus, Ohio/Independence HS/Tiffin University Fr. DL Indianapolis, Indiana/Pike HS Fr. OL Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine HS So. OL Anna, Ohio/Anna HS Jr. OL West Liberty, Ohio/West Liberty-Salem HS Fr. OL Hilliard, Ohio/Darby HS Fr. DL Tipp City, Ohio/Troy HS Fr. WR Memphis, Tenn./Melrose HS RFr. WR Lima, Ohio/Senior HS Fr. NG Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell HS RFr. WR Mansfield, Ohio/Lexington HS Fr. WR Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone HS Fr. WR Bellaire, Ohio/Bellaire HS Fr. K Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome HS Fr. WR Memphis, Tenn./Melrose HS Fr. DL Sidney, Ohio/Lehman Catholic HS RFr. DE West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Fr. DL Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Healthy HS Jr. DL/OL Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS/W.V. State RFr. DL/TE Mason, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick HS Fr. DL Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne HS Sr. DL Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon HS/Tiffin University RFr. OL/NG Pickerington, Ohio/Central HS

NUMERICAL ROSTER

# Player Ht./Wt. 2 Wes Edwards 5'9/200 3 Dan Goodrum 6'0/220 4 D.J. Mendenhall 6'4/210 5 Jerrell Leak 5'11/180 6 Diamond Hart 5'10/180 7 Juan McKeever 6'0/170 8 Roy Harvison 6'2/225 9 Nate Wilburn-Ogletree6'1/190 1 0 Jake Krupko 6'0/185 1 1 Matt Hightower 6'0/200 1 2 Lamar Ross 6'0/205 1 3 Luke George 5'11/190 1 4 Breaker Heller 5'10/185 1 5 Evan Gehlert 6'2/210 1 6 Sanders Sius 5'10/170 1 7 Jordan Keaton 5'9/170 1 8 David Gerber 6'4/230 1 9 LaVelle Spivey 6'3/230 2 0 David Hill 5'10/225 2 1 Nate Williams IV 6'3/215 2 2 Brandon Jackson 5'9/200 2 3 Eric Berry Jr. 6'0/240 2 4 Vincent Corner 5'10/190 2 5 Eric Fisher 5'10/180 2 6 Tevyn Young 6'0/235 2 7 Donte Washington 5'10/210 2 8 Kyle Allman 5'8/175 2 9 Kenneth Harris 6'2/185 3 0 Josh Miller 6'0/220 3 1 William Dent Jr. 5'9/180 3 2 Kevin Smith 6'0/225 3 3 Nick Shaw 6'0/220 3 4 Shane Cahill 5'11/210 3 5 Traylin Taylor 6'3/210 3 6 Clay Lust 6'1/225 3 7 Bruce Parker 6'2/245 3 8 John Krabill 5'9/180 3 9 Joe Webb 6'0/185 4 0 JaQuan Townsend 6'1/190 4 1 John McCoy 5'10/200 4 2 Maurice Harden 5'7/250 4 3 David McComas 6'0/200 4 4 Perry Jenkins 6'0/225 4 5 Ken Reichle 6'2/195 4 6 Marshall Newsome 6'1/210 4 7 Chris Dupree 6'1/210 4 8 Evan Morrisey 6'0/250 4 9 Shawn Conley 6'1/215 5 0 Nick Lipchek 5'8/205 5 1 Drew Underwood 6'2/220 5 2 Alex Maxson 6'6/320 5 3 B.J. Keener 5'11/220 5 4 David Webb 6'0/235 5 5 Matt Nowak 6'4/270 5 6 John Madigan 6'1/255 5 7 Staton Brady 6'1/215 5 8 Leonard Sanford Jr. 5'10/215 5 9 Adam Rood 6'2/245 61/95 Kyle Wallace 6'1/280 6 3 Scott Porter 6'3/270 6 5 Andrew Minda 6'4/295 6 6 Alphonzo Berry 6'0/360 7 1 Chris Basil 6'0/220 7 2 Trey White 6'4/320 7 3 Jamill Jackson 6'0/320 7 4 Paul Shough 6'3/300 7 5 Justin Carr 6'6/310 7 6 Ethan Oakley 6'6/320 7 7 Sufyan El-Geroushi 6'2/250 7 8 Tyler Burton 6'6/305 8 0 Jamion Dunning 5'9/150 8 1 Marc Johnson 6'0/170 8 4 Kevin Layrock 6'2/315 8 5 Kenya Coombs 5'11/180 8 6 Joe Saffold III 5'8/160 8 7 Devin Ward 6'0/155 8 8 Blaine Hafner 5'9/165 8 9 Javious Jackson 5'10/170 9 0 Rodney Huston 6'3/265 9 1 Kyle Ferguson 6'1/245 9 2 Zach Finnell 6'0/285 9 3 Nick Thompson 6'0/295 9 4 Patrick Hudepohl 6'3/230 9 6 Cameron Walker 6'1/250 9 7 Ryan Routhier 6'4/265 9 9 Davonte Butler 6'7/270

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10 QUESTIONS WITH BLUE KNIGHT

SCOTT PORTER

The strength of the 2011 Blue Knights could very well be the team’s veteran offensive line. Four of the units’ five starters return, and all of the second five are back in the mix. The unit helped propel Urbana to 9 offensive records last season, including points per game (32.3), yards per game (388.1), and average yards per play (5.5). Three of the four returning starters have lined up alongside each other in each of the past two seasons now, led by towering All-Conference tackles Ethan Oakley and Alex Maxson, and unheralded third-year guard Scott Porter. Porter, a man that let’s his actions speak louder than words, was passed over for All-Conference last season, partly because he handles much of the unseen dirty work in the middle, but if Urbana smashes more offensive records in 2011, Porter’s plight in the middle won’t go unnoticed again.

1. WHAT ARE 2011 GOALS ? THE

GOALS

CONFERENCE

ARE AND

THE TEAM'S

TO

WIN

MAKE

THE THE

NATIONAL PLAYOFFS.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

2.

WHAT

ARE

YOUR

WANT TO BE AN ALL- CONFERENCE

PLAYER THIS YEAR.

3.

IN

YOUR CAREER, WHO

HAS INSPIRED YOU THE MOST ON AND OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD?

I' D

I' M GOING WITH THE C INCINNATI BENGALS AS MY FAVORITE TEAM, OF COURSE, AND MY FAVORITE PLAYER IS NICK M ANGOLD. EVEN THOUGH HE'S AN OHIO STATE GUY , I LIKE THE WAY HE PLAYS. HE'S A TENACIOUS CENTER, AND I TRY TO MODEL MY GAME AFTER HIM. OTHER GUYS I TRY TO MODEL MY GAME AFTER INCLUDE B OBBY W ILLIAMS , A NDREW W HITWORTH , J E F F S AT U R D AY , A N D W I L L I E ANDERSON.

C OACH TAYNOR BILL N ICKELL. 5. DO

PROBABLY SAY

AND

BEST OFFENSIVE LINE IN THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR.

7. WHO

YOU PREFER PASS OR

RUN BLOCKING AND WHY ?

DEFINITELY RUN BLOCKING BECAUSE IT'S ALL DOWNHILL. RUN BLOCKING

HAVE A BREAKOUT YEAR ON BALL?

JOE WEBB SHOULD HAVE A HUGE YEAR FOR US. A N D I' D S AY DJ M E N D E N H A L L . M AY B E E V E N A SURPRISE GUY LIKE BREAKER HELLER TOO . 8.

W HAT

GAME ARE YOU

MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON AND WHY?

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WALSH THE MOST BECAUSE WE CAME SO CLOSE LAST YEAR.

THEY

BEAT US BAD AT

H O M E MY F R E S H M A N Y E A R , SO REALLY WANT

WALSH

W HAT

I

THIS YEAR .

IS THE REASON WHY WE PLAY THIS

9.

GAME.

MEMORABLE MOMENT ON THE FIELD

6. MOST

OF THE OFFENSIVE

LINE RETURNS FROM LAST YEAR, AND YOU'RE ONLY LOSS

(CENTER BILL NICKELL) JOINS THE COACHING STAFF. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THIS UNIT IN YOUR THIRD YEAR TOGETHER?

AS A FRESHMAN STARTER AT GUARD, PORTER PAVES THE WAY FOR THE BLUE I EXPECT DOMINANCE . W E HAVE A KNIGHT RUN GAME IN A 20-19 HOME WIN LOT OF EXPERIENCE AND A LOT OF VS. WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN NI 2009. SIZE. HONESTLY, WE SHOULD BE THE

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DO YOU THINK COULD

THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE

PERSONAL GOALS ?

I

4. WHO 'S YOUR FAVORITE NFL TEAM AND PLAYER, AND WHAT OFFENSIVE LINEMAN , PAST OR PRESENT, DO YOU TRY TO MODEL YOUR GAME AFTER?

I S Y O U R MOST

URBANA

AT

UNIVERSITY? B EATING D AYTON

MY F R E S H M A N

YEAR WAS MY MEMORABLE MOMENT.

10. LASTLY,

WHERE DO YOU

SEE YOURSELF IN

5

TO

10

YEARS ?

GUARDING A PRISON SOMEWHERE, AND HOPEFULLY, I'LL HAVE A FAMILY OF MY OWN .


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5'8/175 5'11/210 6'0/220 5'10/225 6'0/360 6'0/240 5'10/170 6'1/215 6'6/305 6'1/190 6'7/270 5'11/210 6'6/310 6'2/180 6'1/215 5'11/180 6'1/195 5'10/190 6'0/245 6'1/230 5'9/180 5'10/175 5'9/150 6'1/210 5'9/200 6'2/250 6'1/245 6'0/285 5'10/180 6'2/210 5'11/190 6'4/230 6'0/220 6'2/175 5'11/210 5'9/165 5'7/250 6'2/185 5'10/180 6'2/225 5'10/185 6'0/200 5'10/225 6'3/230 6'3/265 6'0/200 5'9/200 6'0/320 5'10/170 6'0/225 6'2/230 6'0/170 6'1/185 5'9/170 5'11/220 5'11/190 5'9/180 6'0/185 6'2/315 5'11/200 5'11/180 6'1/180 5'8/205 5'7/180 6'1/225 6'1/255 6'0/210 5'9/280 6'6/320 6'0/200 5'10/200 6'0/170 6'0/185 6'4/210 6'0/215 6'0/180 6'0/200 6'0/220 6'4/295 5'9/175 6'0/250 6'1/210 6'4/270 6'6/320 5'8/170 6'2/245 6'1/225 6'1/210 5'11/170 6'1/180 6'2/205 6'3/270 6'2/195 6'3/210 6'3/205 5'11/180 5'11/180 6'2/245 6'0/205 6'2/230 6'4/265 5'10/185 5'8/160 5'10/215 6'2/320 6'0/220 6'3/300 5'10/170 5'11/185 6'0/225 6'3/230 6'0/190 5'10/245 6'0/185 6'3/210 5'10/170 6'0/295 5'8/195 6'1/190 5'11/195 5'11/170 6'2/220 6'1/250 6'1/280 6'0/155 5'10/210 6'0/235 6'0/185 5'9/180 6'4/320 6'1/190 5'10/200 6'3/215 5'8/155 5'9/170 5'11/220 6'0/235

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Massillon, Ohio/Washington HS Delaware, Ohio/Hayes HS Troy, O h i o / Troy H S Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne HS Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS Columbus, Ohio/Independence HS/College of the Redwoods Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison HS Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington HS Tipp City, Ohio/Troy HS Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS/Eastern Kentuc ky University Pickerington, Ohio/Central HS West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Anna, Ohio/Anna HS DeGraff, Ohio/Christian Light Education Mansfield, Ohio/Lexington HS Hilliard, Ohio/Bradley HS Springfield, Ohio/North HS/Bowling Green State University Memphis, Tenn./Mitc hell HS Mansfield, Ohio/Senior HS Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg HS/Marian University Akron, Ohio/Garfield HS Memphis, Tenn./Melrose HS Oak Hill, Ohio/Oak Hill HS Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven HS Hilliard, Ohio/Darby HS West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Healthy HS West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian HS Hamler, Ohio/Patrick Henry HS Sugarcreek, Ohio/Garaway HS Bedford, Ohio/Villa Angela St. Joe's HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Woodward HS Urbana, Ohio/Urbana HS Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome HS Dayton, Ohio/Thurgood Marshall HS Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne HS/Tiffin University Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary's HS/Tiffin University Canal Winc hester, Ohio/Marion Franklin HS Columbus, Ohio/Africentric HS Virginia Beac h, VA/Kellam HS/Christopher Newport University St. Louis, Missouri/DeSmet Jesuit HS Mason, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick HS Sidney, Ohio/Lehman Catholic HS Lima, Ohio/Shawnee HS Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS/Mount Union College Indianapolis, Indiana/Pike HS Memphis, Tenn./Melrose HS Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS Delaware, Ohio/Hayes HS Lima, Ohio/Senior HS Columbus, Ohio/Linden McKinley HS Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing HS Waldo, Ohio/River Valley HS Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone HS West Liberty, Ohio/West Liberty-Salem HS/Cincinnati Homeworth, Ohio/Marlington HS Memphis, Tenn./Mitc hell HS Delphos, Ohio/Delphos Jefferson HS Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison HS/Youngstown St. Independence, Ohio/Independence HS Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven HS Prospect, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty HS/Lake Erie College Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta HS Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven HS St. Petersburg, Florida/Lockland HS Delaware, Ohio/Hayes HS/Tiffin University Dayton, Ohio/Carroll HS Springfield, Ohio/Kenton Ridge HS/Tiffin University Lakeworth, Florida/Park Vista Community HS Bellefontaine, Ohio/Benjamin Logan HS West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood Madison HS/Iowa Central C.C. Fairborn, Ohio/Beavercreek HS Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Central HS Moreno Valley, Califor nia/Valley View HS/Tiffin University Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman HS/Tiffin University Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone HS Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby HS Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne HS Garfield Heights, Ohio/Trinity HS West Liberty, Ohio/West Liberty-Salem HS Geneva, Ohio/Geneva HS Sandusky, Ohio/Sandusky HS Columbus, Ohio/Marion Franklin HS Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone HS Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg HS Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg HS Alliance, Ohio/Marlington HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill HS Grove City, Ohio/Grove City HS Delphos, Ohio/Delphos Jefferson HS Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone HS/Ohio University Cleveland, Ohio/JFK HS Belle Center, Ohio/Upper Scioto Valley HS Hilliard, Ohio/Bishop Ready HS Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon HS Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon HS/Tiffin University Columbus, Ohio/East HS Columbus, Ohio/Whetstone HS Pontiac, Mic h./West Bloomfield HS St. Mary's Ohio/Memorial HS Coshocton, Ohio/Coshocton HS Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine HS Orlando, Florida/Olympia HS Columbus, Ohio/Whitehall Year ling HS Lexington, Ohio/Lexington HS Newark, Ohio/Newark HS Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Woodward Cincinnati, Ohio/Rober t A. Taft HS Dayton, Ohio/Thurgood-Marshall HS Detroit, Mich./Communication & Media Arts HS Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Walnut Ridge HS/W.V. State Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne HS Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia HS Wester ville, Ohio/Central HS Columbus, Ohio/East HS West Jefferson, Ohio/West Jefferson HS Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne HS West Milton, Ohio/Milton-Union HS Bellaire, Ohio/Bellaire HS Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic HS/Morgan St. University Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg HS/Wittenberg University Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg HS Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township HS Columbus, Ohio/Independence HS/Tiffin University Brookville, Ohio/Northmont HS/Miami University Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley/Youngstown St. University/Findlay Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen HS McGuffy, Ohio/Upper Scioto Valley HS Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing HS/University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio/Shroder HS Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Licking Heights HS

GEOGRAPHICAL ROSTER

137 Blue Knights Ohio 120 (87.6%) Tennessee 4 (2.9%) Florida 3 (2.2%) Michigan 3 (2.2%) Indiana 2 (1.5%) Maryland 2 (1.5%) Viginia 1 (0.7%) Missouri 1 (0.7%) California 1 (0.7%)

CLASS ROSTER Freshmen Redshirt Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors

60 14 26 19 18

(43.8%) (10.2%) (19.0%) (13.9%) (13.1%)

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 99 Davonte Butler 34 Shane Cahill Marquis Copeland Davonne Dixon 80 Jamion Dunning 77 Sufyan El-Geroushi 15 Evan Gehlert 8 Roy Harvison 38 John Krabill 10 Jake Krupko 5 Jerrell Leak Paul Metieh 47 Matt Nowak Brent Osten 45 Ken Reichle 59 Adam Rood 97 Ryan Routhier 74 Paul Shough 16 Sanders Sius 40 JaQuan Townsend 26 Tevyn Young

Dah-VON-tay CAY-hill MAR-cus Dah-VON JAY-me-un SOO-fee-yawn EL-GUR-ee-zhee GELL-urt HARV-uh-son KRAY-bull KRUP-ko Jur-RELL MEET-ee-ay No-WOCK OH-sten RIKE-uhl RUDE RUTH-ee-er (rhymes with WOW) SOOS Juh-QUON TEV-in

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

Kyle Allman Darian Banks Chris Basil Josh Battle 66 Alphonzo Berry 23 Eric Berry Jr. Maurice Blacknall 57 Staton Brady 78 Tyler Burton Alvin Busbee Jr. 99 Davonte Butler 34 Shane Cahill 75 Justin Carr Cliff Colvard 49 Shawn Conley 85 Kenya Coombs Marquis Copeland 24 Vincent Corner Kenneth Crawford R.D. Deloach 31 William Dent Jr. Davonne Dixon 80 Jamion Dunning 47 Chris Dupree 2 Wes Edwards 77 Sufyan El-Geroushi 91 Kyle Ferguson 92 Zach Finnell 25 Eric Fisher 15 Evan Gehlert 13 Luke George 18 David Gerber 3 Dan Goodrum Kiez Gordon Daniel Haddix 88 Blaine Hafner 42 Maurice Harden 29 Kenneth Harris 6 Diamond Hart 8 Roy Harvison 14 Breaker Heller 11 Matt Hightower 20 David Hill 94 Patrick Hudepohl 90 Rodney Huston Isaiah Irons 22 Brandon Jackson 73 Jamill Jackson 89 Javious Jackson 44 Perry Jenkins Derek Johnson 81 Marc Johnson Charles Jones 17 Jordan Keaton 53 B.J. Keener James Knapp 38 John Krabill 10 Jake Krupko 84 Kevin Layrock Jacob Leach 5 Jerrell Leak Charles Lewis 50 Nick Lipchek Donivan Lipsey 36 Clay Lust 56 John Madigan Frank Marsh Eric Mason 52 Alex Maxson 43 David McComas 41 John McCoy 7 Juan McKeever Landon McKirahan 4 D.J. Mendenhall Chris Meriner Paul Metieh Darrius Miller 30 Josh Miller 65 Andrew Minda Jordan Mitchell 48 Evan Morrisey 46 Marshall Newsome 55 Matt Nowak 76 Ethan Oakley Brent Osten 37 Bruce Parker Curtis Peele Marcus Penn Ricky Peoples Mason Poland Laiven Porter 63 Scott Porter 45 Ken Reichle Kody Richardson Brian Ridley Damien Roberts Chris Rogers 59 Adam Rood 12 Lamar Ross Greg Routhier 97 Ryan Routhier Deontea Rudasill 86 Joe Saffold III 58 Leonard Sanford Jr. Jarred Seaver 33 Nick Shaw 74 Paul Shough 16 Sanders Sius Denzel Smith 32 Kevin Smith 19 LaVelle Spivey Jordan Spotts Jorvell Swain Anthony Taper 35 Traylin Taylor Darian Thomas 93 Nick Thompson Sheldon Tillman 40 JaQuan Townsend Bobby Tucker T. C. Tu r n e r 51 Drew Underwood 96 Cameron Walker 61/95 Kyle Wallace 87 Devin Ward 27 Donte Washington 54 David Webb 39 Joe Webb James White 72 Trey White 9 Nate Wilburn-Ogletree Dustin Williams 21 Nate Williams IV Trey Williams Maurice Wright Marquez Young 26 Tevyn Young 71

TOP SCHOOLS 1. Tiffin University ................. 8 2. Walnut Ridge HS ................ 6 t3. West Jefferson HS ............ 5 t3. Whetstone HS .................. 5 5. Mechanicsburg HS ............ 4 t6. Trotwood-Madison HS ..... 3 t6. Brookhaven HS ................. 3 t6. Delaware Hayes HS .......... 3 t6. Wayne HS ......................... 3

TOP HOMETOWNS 1. Columbus, Ohio ............... 24 2. Cincinnati, Ohio ................. 6 t3. Dayton, Ohio .................... 5 t3. West Jefferson, Ohio ........ 5 t5. Memphis, Tennessee ........ 4 t5. Hilliard, Ohio ..................... 4 t5. Mechanicsburg, Ohio ....... 4

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2009: Appeared in 2 games on the offensive line. Prep Notes: An Honor Roll student at Anna Local where he was also a 3-year letterman....2nd team All MAC Conference Offensive Lineman, 2nd team Ohio Southwest District, andAnna Offensive Lineman of the year. Personal: Son of Kevin and Kimberly Carr, and has a brother Jacob...Criminal Justice major...Born 1/23/1991.

RETURNERS PROFILES

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Did not log any game action... 2 tackles in the spring game. 2009: Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played at Washington HS for coach Jason Hall. Personal: Son of Shelley Allman...Education major...Born 5/12/90.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Did not see any game action. 2009: Appeared in 3 games on special teams & in the defensive secondary. College Notes: Attended Hocking College. Prep Notes: Homeschooled. Personal: Son of Arnold and Ellen Conley...Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy major...Born 10/6/1984.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Redshirted...Earned the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week Award in Week 5. Prep Notes: Received All-GWOC honors his senior year where he had 678 Blue Knight Notes-2010: Redshirted. Prep Notes: 2-year letteryards rushing and tallied 2 sacks & 1 forced fumble on defense winner at Central HS for Coach Magistro. Personal: Son of Tanya at Troy HS. Personal: Son of Melissa and Chris Basil with 7 Butler...Sister Donya...Sports Medicine major...Born 11/16/91. siblings, Jordan, Keiona, Chasity, Kendra, Leah, Tyrese & Lorna...Sports Medicine major...Born Oct. 18, 1991. Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Suffered a leg injury prior to the 1st game & redshirted. Prep Notes: Both an Honor Roll & Merit Roll student...Received All-District Honors, Honorable Mention AllOCC and Honorable Mention NCOFCA...Finished his senior season with 30 catches for 499 yards and picked off 2 passes while playing FS for Ohio-power Lexington HS and Coach B.J. Payne. Personal: Son of Vanessa Black and Larry Coombs and has a brother Dubrey Black...Athletic Training major...Born 11/1/91. Blue Knight Notes - 2010: EarnedAll-GLFC All-Academic Honors...Played in 9 games... Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Appeared in 2 games on the O-Line... 26 tackles (6th best amongst LBs)... 1 forced Started for the Blue Team in the Spring Game. 2009: Redshirted. fumble (at St. Joe's) & 1 blocked kick (vs. Prep Notes: Played at Walnut Ridge HS for Coach Byron Mattox. Seton Hill) recovered by D. McComas for a TD...Career-high 11 Personal: Born 2/2/90...Sports Management major. tackles & a forced fumble at St. Joe’s...Earned team's "Uncommon Award" a team-high 4 times throughout the season (Weeks 2, 3, 7 & 9)...Changed from #57 to #34 before the season. 2009: Named to AD's 2009 Fall Honor Roll...1st-year letterwinner...Appeared in 9 games...Recorded 15 total tackles (12 solo, 3 ast), 2 TFLs, & 1 sack... Accounted for 4 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 sack vs. Walsh 9/12/ 09...Recorded 1 TFL at Lake Erie 10/24/09...Won "The Uncommon" Award. Prep Notes: Played at West Jefferson HS for coach Shawn Buescher...4-year letterwinner...1st TeamAll-League & 2nd Team All-District. Personal: Son of Ken & Sam Cahill... Born 1/26/1991...Education major.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Appeared in 9 games...recorded 7 tackles, 1 TFL, & 1 sack...Best game of the season came against Central St. when he had 2 tackles, 1 TFL, & 1 sack...Contributed 3 tackles and 1 TFL during the spring game. 2009: Redshirted. College Notes: Played at College of the Redwoods for coach Tino Romero, recording 50 tackles with 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, returning 1 for a TD. Prep Notes: Played at Independence HS for coach Allan Jones and was All-City Honorable Mention his Jr. and Sr. years. Personal: Son of Turneikeio Belcher and Eric Berry Sr. with a brother Darius Huff and sister Morguyne major...Born 4/8/1987. y Belcher...Sociology g

Tackles

Sacks

Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds 2010

26

Blue Knights Notes: 2010 - Redshirted...Named 2010-11 FCA Student-Athlete of the Year at UU Athletic Awards Banquet. Prep Notes: 2-time captain at Thomas Worthington HS...Received 2nd Team All-OCC Honors & All-District Hon. Mention...As a Sr, made 105 tackles, 11 sacks and a FF. Personal: Son of Mary & Lonnie Pitt...Business Management major...Born 5/13/92.

9

4

3

7

1.0-7

1.0-7

Tackles Year

Sacks

Pass Defense

Fumbles

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Redshirted. Prep Notes: 1st Team All-City selection and Honorable Mention All-District at Garfield HS for Coach Sax...Finished senior season with 45 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 5 INTs which tied him for the city lead. Personal: Son of Staci & Dennis Dixon & has a sister Brittany & brother Donte....Sports Management major...Born 3/31/92.

Blkd

GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF Kick

2009

9

12

3

15

2.0-4

1-1

-

-

-

-

-

-

2010

9

10

16

26

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

22

19

41

2.0-4

1-1

-

-

-

-

1

1

Totals 18

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Appeared in 1 game vs. Tusculum on 9/18/10...Had 4 tackles during the spring game. 2009: Appeared in 1 game vs. St Joseph's on 10/17/09. Prep Notes: Played for Oak Hill HS under coach Greg Phelps...3 time All-Conference player, 2 time All-District player, 8 time player of the week recipient, and Blue Knight Notes- 2010: 1st-year letterwinner... Appeared in at received an All State Good Hands Player Award. Personal: Son of least 8 games as a reserve on the offensive line...Also served as a Kevin and Anamay Haggerty and has 3 siblings, Justin, Carlin, and member of the team's punt coverage team, making 1 solo tackle. Miranda Haggerty....undecided major...Born March 22, 1991.


Region 11, Reg.11 Player of the Year, 1st Team InterValley Conf...In his Sr. season, threw for 3,030 yds,29 TDs while rushing for 341 yds & 12 TDs. Personal: Son of Robert & Roxie Gerber...3 sisters: Amanda & Molly Gerber & Hilary Hamilton... Accounting major...Born 8/20/90. g

g

Passing Year GP Att. Comp. Int.

Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defense

Fumbles

Blkd

Year

GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF Kick

2008

11

11

6

17

2.0-3

-

-

2

1

-

-

-

2009

10

45

12

57

4.5-11

-

3-32

11

-

-

2

2

2010

11

23

21

44

1.0-6

-

-

8

-

-

3

1

Totals 32

79

39 118

7.5-20

-

3-32

21

1

-

5

3

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Named to the Fall 2010 AD's Honor Roll...Played in all 11 games on the season...2nd best on the team in all passing categories, he was 84 for 157 for 1,093 yards and 9 TDs...Also had 2 rushing TDs...Had his best game vs. Charleston (18 for 31 with 228 yards and 2 passing TDs)...During the spring game Evan was 16 of 30 for 305 yards and 2 TDs...Also had 6 carries for 27 yards. 2009: Named to AD's Spring Honor Roll..Played and started the first 6 games before suffering a season ending shoulder injury...Two-year letterwinner...Led the team in passing going 120 of 238 for 1,284 yards, 12 TDs and 7 INTs...Averaged 214.0 passing yards/gm...Led the team in total offense averaging 199.7 yards/gm...Threw for 371 yards and 4 TDs against Tusculum on 9/19/09...Threw for 3 TDs against Walsh on 9/ 26/09...Went 19-34 for 341 yards and threw 3 touchdowns in the spring game...Earned Blue Knight Student-Athlete of the Week honors after going 26 of 45 for 254 yards and 1 TD in the upset win of Division I FCS Dayton. 2008: 1st-year letter winner...Played in 5 games as the starting QB...Threw for 171 yards in his Blue Knight debut against Walsh on 10/11/ 08...Recorded a team-high total of 816 passing yards on the season...Had a team-high five passing TDs...Led all QBs with 163.2 passing yards per game...Threw for a season and careerhigh 245 yards and 3 TDs against #3 St. Francis (Ind.) on 11/ 1/08...Named the starting QB in Week #6 against Walsh...Missed the Week 8 game due to a head injury at Malone, but started final 3 games of the season. 2007: Redshirted. Prep Notes: 3-year letterwinner and Co-captain for Coach Scott Marsh at Perry Meridian HS...Member of the Leadership Council and Red Zone Player of the Week. Personal: Son of Mike and Sally Gehlert...Brother of Ryan Gehlert (Urbana QB from 20042007)... Born 3/27/89...Business Marketing major. Passing Year

GP Att. Comp. Int.

Pct.

Yds

2009

6

161

93

6

57.8 916

5

31

152.7

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Sat out the 2010 season...Recorded 1 sack, 6 tackles during the spring game... Changed from #33 to #3 before the season. 2009: Played in all 11 games... 1st-year letterwinner...5th on the team in tackles with 52 (33 solo, 19 assists) and 5.0 TFL...Led all defensive players in scoring with 12 points...Took a blocked punt 26 yards for a score against St. Joe's on 10/17/09 and returned an INT 57 yards for a TD against Seton Hill on 11/7/09...His 7tackle and blocked punt return for a TD vs. St. Joe's earned him D2football.com's Independents' Special Teams Player of the Week...Blocked a punt on 9/19/ 09 against Tusculum. 2008 - Redshirted... Named Defensive Scout of the Year by the Coaching Staff for his work all season long on the defensive scout team. Prep Notes: Played at Villa Angela St. Joseph's HS for Coach Matt Melle...Finished season with 9.5 sacks, 34 carries, 300 yds rushing...Garnered 1st Team AllNortheast District and Honorable Mention All-State honors. Personal: Son of Daniel & Merlyn Goodrum ...Born 3/17/90...Sports Management major. g Tackles

TD Long Avg./G

Sacks

Pass Defense

Fumbles

RETURNERS PROFILES

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Team Captain (only underclassmen)...Named team's DB of the year...Changed from #3 to #2 before the season...5 tackles during the spring game...Named 2nd Team All-GLFC...Team-high 8 PBUs, giving him 21 in his career...2nd on the team in forced fumbles (3), giving him 5 in his career...Blocked 3rd career kick vs. SW Baptist...118 career tackles in 33 career starts at CB...Had 6 tackles, 1 TFL & 2 PBUs vs. Ky. Wesleyan. 2009: Played in 10 games...Recorded 57 tackles (4th most on the team) and had 4.5 TFLs...Had 3 INTs which tied him for 2nd most on the team...Returned 1 INT to the house against Central St. on 11/14/09...Against WV Wesleyan on 9/5/09, Wes blocked a PAT in the final minute, allowing UU to drive down the field and kick the GW FG in a 20-19 win...Blocked another kick against Seton Hill on 11/7/09...Had 2 forced fumbles on the year...2nd on the team in PBUs with 11...Won "DB" Award. 2008: First-year letterwinner...Played in all 11 games...Racked up a total of 17 tackles with 11 solos and 2 TFLs...Made a season-high 4 tackles vs. #21 St. Francis (IL). Prep Notes: Played at Brookhaven HS for Coach Tom Blake...Twice named All-City and twice named AllDistrict...Also named to the All-Metro team. Personal: Son of Kim Hinton...Born 6/23/90...Sports Management major.

Pct. Yds TD Long Avg./G

Blkd

Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF Kick Def. TD

Blue Knights Notes: 2010 - Redshirted...Earned Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors in Wks 2 & 8...Only Blue Knight to earn def. honors twice during season. Prep Notes: Team captain at West Jeff HS for Coach Shawn Brescher...Earned Academic top 20 honors...2-timeAll-League selection, andAll-District,All-County, & Honorable Mention All-State as a senior...Finished his career with 197 tackles, 6 sacks & 2 INTs. Personal: Son of Melissa and Pat Ferguson and has 2 siblings, MacKenzie and Caleb...Education and Intervention Specialist major...Born 3/6/92.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: 3 tackles, 1 PBU during the spring game...Suffered a torn achilles prior to 1st game and missed entire season. 2009: Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played at West Jeff HS for coach Shawn Buescher...2nd teamAll-State, 1st TeamAll-League... Had 40 catches, 9 TDs & 5 INTs. Personal: Son of Greg & Tesh Glendenin...Criminal Justice major...Born 10/6/90.

2008

5

128

58

4

45.3

78

163.2

2009

6

238

120

7

50.4 1,284 12

55

214.0

2010

11 157

84

2

53.5 1,093

64

99.4

262

13 50.1 3,193 26

78

145.1

Totals 22 523

816

5

9

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Sat out season with a shoulder injury. 2009: Played 6 games, starting final 5 at QB...1st-year letterwinner...2nd leading passer going 93 of 161 for 916 yards, 5 TDs & 6 INTs...2nd on the team in total offense, avg. 145.7 yds/gm...Threw for a career high 278 yards against ODU on 10/31/09...Replaced injured QB E. Gehlert and went 11 of 19 for 158 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs, leading UU to a 24-16 victory against Ky. Wes. on 10/10/09...Won team's "QB" Award. Prep Notes: Played for Garaway HS under coach Jason Wallick...1st team All-Ohio selection, 1st team All-Eastern District, Eastern District Offensive Player of the Year, 1st team

2009 11

33

19

52

5.0-42

1-8

2-57

1

-

2-0

1

1

2

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll...Played 2 games on special teams...Had 1 solo tackle, 2 asst. tackles...Added 1 TFL... Recorded 2 catches for 17 yds during the spring game. 2009: Played 7 games...First-year letterwinner...Only 2 receptions of the year came in upset win at NCAA DIFCS Dayton on 9/12/09...Recorded 3 tackles on special teams...1 catch for 13 yds and 1 rushing att. in the spring game. 2008: Redshirted. Prep Notes: Named All-Southwest District, All-Area, All-CBC, All-County, and All-Ohio at Urbana HS for Coach Dave Carroll after recording a school record 59 catches in a season. Personal: Son of Dan and P.J. Haddix...Born 9/10/89...Criminal Justice major.

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RETURNERS PROFILES

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Played in 9 games in his 1st full season...4th most rushing attempts (31) & yds (155) on the team...Tallied 5 catches for 113 yds...Best game of the season came against Tusculum when he rushed 5 times for 37 yards & caught 2 passes for 20 yds...4 carries for 4 yds in the spring game. 2009: Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played at Africentric HS for coach Glenn Blue...1st team All-City...1st team AllDistrict...700 yards rushing in 3 games as a Sr. Personal: Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Played 5 games at FB...2nd year Son of Cheryl Heller...Education major...Born 10/13/90. Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Redshirted...Earned Offensive Scout Player of the Week for his week 7 performance on scout team. Prep letterwinner. 2009: Played 5 games at FB. 2008: Redshirted. Prep Rushing Receiving Notes: Played at Thurgood Marshall HS for Coach Earl White. Year GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./Gm No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G Notes: Played at Bishop Fenwick HS for Coach Cranford...1st Personal: Son of Maurice Harden and Karen Fox...Born 6/26/ 2010 9 31 155 8 147 4.7 0 24 16.3 5 113 22.6 0 46 12.6 Team All GCL Defensive Line, 1st Team All SW Ohio, 3rd Team All-State, & selected as Fenwick's Defensive Player of the Year. 90...Exercise Science major. Personal: Son of Tom & Kathi Hudepohl and has 4 siblings, Greg, Rob, Laura & Nick...Criminal Justice major...Born July 9, 1991.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Redshirt. College Notes: Lettered 1 year at Tiffin before transferring to Urbana. Prep Notes: Played at Chaminade-Julienne HS for Coach Jim Place...Named 2nd Team All-League as a 2-year starter...Also lettered in track. Personal: Son of Janelle and Kenneth Sr....Born 9/10/88...undecided major.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Lettered and appeared in 10 games at WR...Had 4th most receptions and receiving yards with 25 catches and 312 yards, he also had 2 TDs on the season...Had his best game against Seton Hill where he had 8 receptions for 103 yards and 1 TD. 2009: Played in 4 games...Recorded 8 receptions for 63 yards and scored his only TD in the 1st game of the year against Findlay on 8/27/09...Registered 3 receptions twice, against Findlay and Central St. on 11/14/ 09. College Notes: Transferred to Urbana from Tiffin. Prep Notes: Played at St. Vincent-St. Mary's HS for Coach Wiggins...Named All-Ohio, All-City, rushing for 893 yards and racking up over 1,000 all-purpose yards...Twice named All-Ohio running hurdles in track. Personal: Son of Carlena Hart...Born 12/21/87...Criminal Justice major. Rushing Year

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll...Named to D-II 2nd Team All-Independent squad by D2Football.com...Earned 2nd Team AllGLFC honors...Named team's WR of the Year...Started all 11 games...Led team in all major receiving categories with 62 receptions for 710 yards and 7 TDs...Also threw the ball 7 times completing 2 passes, including a 31-yard TD pass in a 44-13 win over Seton Hill on 9/11/10...Career-high 10 catches vs. Charleston on 10/23/ 10...Exceeded 100 yards receiving twice during the season, including a career-high 111-yard, 2-TD game vs. Central St. on 11/6/10...Recorded at least 3 catches in all 11 games... Recorded another 2-TD game at St. Joe's on 10/16/10... Returned 2 kicks & team-high 7 punts...Served as team's holder on PATs & FGs...Scored at least 1 TD in 4 straight games from Week 7-10, tallying a total of 36 points in those 4 games...2nd on the team in scoring (42 pts)...2nd on the team in all-purpose yardage (749 yards, 68.1 ypg)... Recorded 1 solo tackle in the 1st game at WV Wesleyan on 9/4/10. 2009: Sat out a year after transferring...Won Offensive Squire Award. College Notes: Led team in receiving at Christopher Newport. Prep Notes: Played at Kellam HS... Leading receiver Jr. & Sr. seasons. Personal: Son of Harold & Deborah Hightower...Sports Management major...Born 7/24/87.

4

1

7

-

7

7.0

-

7

1.8

8

63

1

27

15.8

2010

10

1

1

-

1

1.0

-

1

0.1

25

312 12.5

2

43

31.2

2

8

-

8

4.0

-

7

0.9

33

375 10.2

7.9

3

43

23.5

2010 11

62

710 11.5

7

39

8

6

16

0

16

2.7

0

9

2.0

64.5

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Redshirted...Earned Offensive Scout Player of the Week honors after his Week 9 scout team performance in preparation for UU’s win at Missouri S&T. Prep Notes: Played at DeSmet Jesuit HS for Coach Pat Mahoney...Named team captain, First Team All-MCC and AllState...Rushed for a record 330 yards and 6 TDs in a single game. Personal: Son of David Hill and Christie TaylorHill...Business major...Born 1/29/92.

28

2010

Year GP No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G

Receiving

2009

Rushing Year GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./Gm

Receiving

GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./Gm No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G

Totals 14

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Appeared in 8 games in his 1st season ...Saw action at RB as well as on special teams...Carried the ball 6 times for 16 yds...Made 4 tackles, including a season-high 3 at #8 Walsh...Named team's Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week during Homecoming game preparations in Week 6 (39-25 win vs. KWC)...Also returned a kick for 8 yards vs. KWC. Prep Notes: Played football, ran track and wrestled at Lima Shawnee HS...Earned All League honors in both track and wrestling...A district, regional and state qualifier in track and a district qualifier in wrestling...3time defensive 1st Team Dream Team player in football for Coach Dick West and a 2-time 2nd team offensive Dream Team selection...Had 676 rushing yards with 6 TDs and had 35 tackles and 4 sacks on defense...In addition, he was the team's punter, finishing with a 33-yard average and 49-yard long. Personal: Son of Linda Rogers and Kane Irons...Psychology major...Born 8/4/91.

Blue Knight Notes: 2011 - Converted to RB from DB before the season. 2010 - Named to the Fall and Spring AD's Honor Roll...Earned AllGLFC All Academic Team Honors...Played in 10 games in his 1st season with UU... Recorded 42 tackles which was tied for 3rd best of the DBs, & had 2 TFLs which was best amongst UU DBs....Also had 1 sack, 2 INTs, 2 QBH, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 forced fumbles...Recorded 8 tackles and had an INT he ran back 19 yds vs. SW Baptist...Made 4 tackles in the 2010 Spring Game. College Notes: Transferred from Mt. Union. Prep Notes: Played at Northland HS for Coach Kevin Tooson...AllConference,All-District &All-Metro in football & baseball. Personal: g Janet Jackson...Education major...Born 1/1/90. Son of Calvin & Tackles

Sacks

Pass Defense

Fumbles

Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF 2010 10

17

25

42

2.0-14

1.0-11

2-39

-

2

1-0

2


team in all purpose yards with a 57.9 yds/gm avg. and 4th in scoring with 18 pts...Had 4 receptions for 120 yards and 1 rush in the Spring Game. 2008: Played 9 games at WR...Recorded a total of 145 receiving yards on 15 catches. College Notes: Redshirted a season at Youngstown St. Prep Notes: Played at TrotwoodMadison HS for Coach Maurice Douglas. Personal: Son of Jerrald Leak and Cynthia Harper... Born 10/30/87...Accounting major. Receiving Year

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Named First Team All-GLFC...Earned D-II 2nd Team AllIndependent Team honors...Named the team's D-Lineman of the Year...44 tackles were a team-high for DL...Tied for the team lead & finished 26th in NCAA D-II with 3 fumble recoveries... 2nd on team in QB hurries (12) and forced fumbles (3)...3rd on team in TFL (8.0), sacks (2.0) and pass break-ups (5)...Recorded 2 TFLs...Recorded a career-high 11 tackles at #8 Walsh... Registered 5 tackles during the spring game. 2009: Played in 8 games...1st-year letterwinner...Registered 9 tackles (5 solo, 4 ast) & 1 TFL...Added 1 QB hurry & 1 PBU ...Had an INT in the spring game. 2008: Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played at Walnut Ridge HS for Coach Byron Mattox...1st Team AllCity & Honorable Mention All-District. Personal: Son of Laquitta Jenkins...Born 6/23/90...Sports Management major. Tackles Year

Sacks

Pass Defense

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll...Played in all 11 games in his 1st season, primarily on special teams...Served as the team's primary long snapper...Recorded 6 total tackles on the season...Earned the team's "Uncommon Award" after a Week 10 win vs. Central St...Named to the AD's Spring Honor Roll...Made 4 tackles in the 2010 Spring Game. College Notes: Transferred from the University of Cincinnati before the spring semester in 2010. Prep Notes: Played at West Liberty-Salem HS for Coach Toby Smith. Personal: Son of Wesley & Susan Krabill...AYA Math Education major...Born 2/11/91.

GP No.

Yds

Avg. TD Long Avg./G

2008

9

15

145

9.7

0

23

16.1

2009

11

58

637

11.0

3

32

57.9

2010

9

41

413

10.1

6

29

45.9

Totals

29

104 1195 10.3

9

32

39.9

Fumbles

GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int/Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF 8

5

4

9

1.0-9

-

-

1

1

-

-

2010

11

21

23

44

8.0-37

2.0-18

-

5

12

3-61

3

Totals 19

26

27

53

9.0-46

2.0-18

-

6

13

3-61

3

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Redshirted...Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year... Earned Off. Scout Team Player of the Week Award a team-best 4 times (Weeks 1, 3, 4, & 8). Prep Notes: Received 1st Team All-GBC honors & Honorable Mention AllNorthwest District at Lima Senior HS for Coach Darnell Collins...In his Sr. year, avg. 11.6 yds per carry & 12.6 yds per rec...Finished with 4 TDs...Returned a punt for a TD and finished with a 19-yard ret. avg. on kickoffs...An honor roll student each quarter sophomore through senior year. Personal: Son of Tia & Anthony Johnson and has 2 brothers, Tony Briggs & De'Angelo Johnson...Grandmother is Julia Briggs...Business Management major...Born 9/17/91.

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll...Played in 9 games as a true freshman, recording at least 1 tackle in all 9 games...Finished with 21 tackles and 1 PBU on the season...Recorded season-high 4 tackles at St. Joe’s...Earned team's "Uncommon Award" for his performance Wk. 5 vs. SW Baptist (3 tkls). Prep Notes: Played at Marlington HS for Coach Ed Miley...Finished 2008 with 76 tackles and 2 INTs...In 2009, he finished with 77 tackles and 7 INTs and returned 2 for TDs....Had a total of 26 catches for 414 yds and 3 TDs...1st Team AllNBC selection, 1st Team All-Stark County, 1st Team AllInland District, 2nd Team All-Ohio...For his work in the classroom, he was selected as Academic All-Ohio and Ohio Scholar Athlete...Ranked #1 in his graduating class. Personal: Son of Cathy & Tom Krupko and has 3 sisters Amy, Katie & Allison, & 2 brothers Tom & Dan...Computer p major...Born g Science 2/24/92. Tackles

Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH 2010

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll...Redshirted...Earned both Off. and Def. Scout Player of the Week honors during the season, becoming only Blue Knight to win both...Off. honors came in Wk 10 before UU's win over Central St...Def. honors came Wk 4 vs. #8 Walsh. Prep Notes: Received 2nd Team All Conference honors, Honorable Mention A.P. Central District...Finished with 250+ tackles in career at River Valley HS for Coach Jayson Lynch. Personal: Son of Brian & Vickie Keener & has a brother Bo...Psychology/ Business major...Born 6/10/91.

Pass Defense

9

9

12

21

-

-

1

-

Blue Knight Notes- 2010: Appeared in 9 games, making 9 starts at WR and missing 2 due to injury...2nd most receptions on the team with 41 and 2nd most receiving TDs with 6, he also had 3rd most receiving yards with 413 yards...Had his best game against Notre Dame College where he had 8 catches for 95 yards and 1 TD ...Recorded 1 catch for 31 yards in the spring game. 2009 - Played & started all 11 games...2nd leading receiver on the team catching 58 balls for 637 yards and 3 TD's...Had biggest day vs. Ky. Wes.on 10/10 when he had 9 catches for 122 yards & 1 TD...4th on the

Blue Knights Notes: 2010 - Redshirted...Named Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Year...Earned Def. Scout Team Player of the Week honors during UU's Week 9 win at Missouri S&T. Prep Notes: As a Jr. at Independence HS, received 1st Team All-CVC, 1st Team NEO Lakes All District & 2nd Team All-Ohio honors after totaling 81 tackles, 11 sacks, forcing 3 fumbles and recovering 5...Add 1 INT...As a Sr. he received 2nd Team All CVC, 1st Team All NEO Lakes All District & Honorable Mention All-Ohio after totaling 75 tackles, 5 sacks, forcing and recovering a fumble which he returned for a TD and added 1 INT in injury-shortened year...2time Perimeter 7 Team Player of the Year...Also a Merit Roll Student. Personal: Son of Laura and Lou Lipchek...Plans on majoring in Education and/or Exercise Science ...Born 6/1/92.

RETURNERS PROFILES

2009

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Appeared in 10 games, lettering in 1st season at UU...Recorded 5 tackles, including a season-high 2 vs. Tusculum. College Notes: Transferred from Lake Erie College where he played for Coach Mark McNellie...Appeared in 5 games, making 2 solo tackles. Prep Notes: Played at Olentangy Liberty HS for Coach Hale. Personal: Son of Tracy and Melody Lust...Criminal Justice major...Born July 13, 1990.

Blue Knight Notes -2010: Played season home opener vs Seton Hill, but missed rest of year due to injury. 2009: Redshirted... Named to AD's Spring Honor Roll. Prep Notes: Played at Wapakoneta HS for coach Doug Zimmer...ReceivedAll-Conference honors & named All-Northwest District 2nd Team. Personal: Son of Mike & Mary Madigan with a sister, Candice...Criminal Justice major...Born 9/24/1990.

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Son of John and Anne McCoy...Has 1 sister, Emma...Born 6/18/88...Criminal Justice major. Punting

RETURNERS PROFILES

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Started all 11 games at LT...Played every snap...2nd year letterwinner... Earned 2nd Team AllGLFC honors. 2009: Letterwinner... Appeared in all 11 games on the offensive line...Recorded 1st career tackle against Tusculum 9/19/09 College Notes - Transferred from Tiffin. Prep Notes: Played at Delaware Hayes HS for Coach Jamie Masi... Named All-OCC, All-District, All-Metro & 2nd Team AllOhio. Personal: Son of Patty Maxson and Steve & Michele Maxson...Born 8/8/88...Criminal Justice major.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Appeared in 5 games before suffering a season-ending injury...Recorded 17 tackles, 1.5 TFL, and blocked a kick Wk 1 at WV Wesleyan...Received team's "Uncommon Award" after his Wk 1 performance (2 solo tackles, blkd kick) & his Wk 4 peformance at #8 Walsh (5 tackles)...Scored a TD on a blocked kick recovery Week 2 vs. Seton Hill...Recorded 2 tackles and a PBU in the spring game. 2009: Named to AD's Spring Honor Roll...Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played for Carroll HS under coach Steve Bartlett...1st team All-GCL selection, 1st team AllSouthwest Ohio and 2nd team All-Ohio...Finished his junior year with 1,656 rushing yards...Career rushing leader at Carrol. Personal: Son of Jack & Sherri McComas and has 2 brothers, Eric and Jack Jr. and 1 sister, Anna...Education major...Born 10/22/1990.

GP No. Yds Avg Lg TB FC I20 Blkd

2009

11

70 2531 36.2 64

2

21

20

1

2010

11

48 1777 37.0 56

1

4

13

2

Totals 22 118 4308 36.5 64

3

25

33

3

g

Year GP Att. Comp. 2010 11 193

Rushing

Receiving

Year GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./Gm No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G 2010 11 148

Blue Knight Notes - 2011: Named an Honorable Mention PreseasonAll-American by Consensus Draft Services (CDSdraft.com). 2010: Named 1st TeamAll-GLFC and GLFC Defensive Back of the Year...3-Time GLFC Player of the Week...Named 1st Team All-Ohio by OhioCollegeFootball.com...Earned D-II 1st TeamAll-Independent honors...Ranked 14th in D-II with 6 INTs...Named team's Most Improved Def. Player of the Year...Set school record for consecutive games w/ at least 1 INT, intercepting 6 passes in the 1st 5 games...Led team in passes defended (13) and fumble recoveries (3)...Racked up an incredible 292 return yards on just 6 touches (48.7 yds/ret.)...Scored 2 def. TDs...School record 98-yard fumble return for a TD vs. NAIA #8 Walsh...3rd on team with 73 tackles... Received Student Athlete of the Week honors for the week of Sep. 7 when he recorded 8 tackles, 2 INTs vs. WV Wesleyan...Recorded 4 tackles, 1 PBU during the spring game... Changed from #26 to #7 before the season. 2009: Played in 10 games, primarily as a DB and special teamer...2-year letterwinner... Recorded 18 tackles on the year including 3 TFL...Recorded a career high 5 tackles against Walsh on 9/26...Recorded only fumble recovery vs. Seton Hill on 11/7... 3 PBUs. 2008: 1st-year letterwinner...Appeared in 6 games at WR...Totalled 62 yards on 8 catches. 2007: Redshirted...Received Blue Knight Hitter Award. Prep Notes: 1st team All-Conference (Palm Beach County) at Park Vista Community HS for Coach Brian Dodds...Named Most Improved Off. Player. Personal: Son g of Vito & Dr. Cheryl McKeever...Born 3/23/89...Education major. Tackles

Blue Knight Notes- 2010: Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll...Earned All-GLFC Academic Team honors...Played all 11 games as the full-time punter...Tallied 48 punts at an avg. of 37 yards per kick...Was 17-21 on PATs...Had his best game against WV Wesleyan when he punted 3 times for 124 yards, an avg. of 41 yards per kick...Switched from #95 to #41 before the season. 2009: Named to the AD's Fall and Spring Honor Roll...1st year letterwinner... Appeared in all 11 games as the starting punter...Recorded 70 punts for 2,531 yards, 36.2 yard average, 20 kicks inside the 20, and a long of 64 yards... Registered 6 punts for 253 yards, a long of 62 yards, and an avg. of 42.2 against Findlay 8/27/09... Registered 7 punts for 285 yards, a long of 57 yards, and an average of 40.7 against St. Joe's on 10/17/09...Recorded a tackle against Lake Erie on 10/24/09. College Notes: Sat out a year after transferring to Urbana from Tiffin University where he played for coach Nate Cole...Named 1st Team All-Conference (GLFC) and 2nd Team All-Region after averaging 36.9 yards per punt as a freshman...Placed 13 of his 46 punts inside the 20. Prep Notes: Named 1st Team All-Conference, All-Area and All-District while playing at Kenton Ridge HS for Coach Joel Marratta. Personal:

130

Mendenhall's Blue Knight Career Rushing and Receiving Stats

Year

30

Year

& PPG (32.3). Prep Notes: 2-time 1st Team All-State selection, a 2-time 1st Team AllDistrict selection, a 3-time 1st Team AllConference selection, a 2-time 1st Team AllCounty selection, a 2-time D-5 Player of the Year and a 2-time MSL Back of the Year at West Jefferson HS for Coach Shawn Buescher...Finished his career with 5,720 yards passing and 60 TDs through the air while gaining 1,688 yards on the ground with 19 rushing TDs. Personal: Son of Bette and Jim Mendenhall and has a younger g brother Nick... Passing Science Int. Pct. Yds TD Long Avg./G Exercise 4 67.4 1,481 17 85 134.6 major...Born 12/4/91.

Sacks

Pass Defense

Fumbles

650

152 498

3.4

10

47

45.3

4

30

7.5

1

15

2.7

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Played in 2 games in his 1st season with UU...carried the ball 4 times for 12 yards on the season...Had his best performance against Missouri S&T when he rushed 3 times for 8 yards...Carried the ball 12 times for 30 yards in the Spring Game...Scored a rushing TD for the White in their 21-7 win. College Notes: Transferred from Tiffin. Prep Notes: Played at Valley View HS, earning 1st Team All-League, All-County and All-Region honors. Personal: Son of Charles & Vicki Miller and has a brother, Caleb...Public Relations major...Born 3/20/87.

Blkd

GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF Kick

2008

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2009

10

12

6

18

3.0-12

-

-

3

-

1-0

-

-

2010

11

34

39

73

-

-

6-194

7

-

3-98

1

-

Totals 27

46

45

91

3.0-12

-

6-194

10

-

4-98

1

-

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Named GLFC Offensive Player of the Year as well as GLFC Freshman of the Year...2-Time GLFC Offensive Player of the Week...Garnered All-Ohio Freshman of the Year honors by OhioCollegeFootball.com... Earned team's Offensive Player of the Year Award...Ranked 16th in D-II in Passing Effic. (156.74)...Completed 67.4% of passes...17 TDs, 4 INTs...353 Total Yds, 6 TDs vs. KWC, including over 300 yards passing...Named Blue Knight StudentAthlete of the Week after his Homecoming performance vs. KWC...Team's 2nd leading rusher (498 yds)...Tied school record with 10 rushing TDs...Caught 4 passes, including a TD reception vs. Notre Dame...School record 24 points, 4 Rushing TDs in a single game at #24 Tusculum...Avg. 180 yards of total offense a game...Offense set school records for points (355)

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Earned 1st Team All-GLFC honors at TE...Named team's Most Improved Offensive Player of theYear... Played all 11 games at TE...He had 13 catches (5th on the team), 141 receiving yards (5th best), and 4 TD catches (4th best) which was most amongst UU TE's...Best game came against WV Wesleyan when he had 2 catches for 34 yards and 1 TD ..Logged 3 catches for 25 yards during the spring game. 2009: Named to the AD's Fall Honor Roll...Appeared in 9 games...Twoyear letterwinner...Recorded 2 catches for 24 yards...Had 2 catches for 8 yards in the spring game. 2008 - Letterwinner...Appeared in 8 games for the Blue Knights, serving primarily as the team's fullback...Made his 1st career catch in his 1st career game vs. WV Tech on 9/6/08. Prep Notes: Named 2nd TeamAll-OCC at Hilliard Darby HS for Coach Paul Jenne. Personal: Son of John & Amy Morrisey...Born 11/29/89...Business Administration major. Receiving Year

GP No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G

2008

8

1

2

2.0

0

2

0.2

2009

9

2

24

12.0

0

13

2.7

2010

11

13

141 10.8

4

28

12.8

Totals

28

16

167

4

28

5.2

8.3


12 tackles, 1 TFL, and 2 QBH...Recorded 1 tackle during the spring game. 2009: Played in 5 games...1st-year letterwinner... Recorded 3 tackles on the year...Recorded his 1st sack in the upset win against D-I FCS Dayton on 9/12/09. 2008: Named to the AD's Fall Honor Roll...Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played at Sandusky HS for Coach Mike Franklin...Named 2006 1st Team All-Ohio, 2006 Div. 1 Ohio Defensive Lineman of the Year, 2006 Sandusky Player of the Year...Set Sandusky single season sack record (14)...2007 1st Team All-Ohio...Northern Ohio Defensive Player of the Year...Holds Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Received team's career sack record at Sandusky (21.5). Personal: Son of Bruce and Lewis & Jean Moore Inspirational Doreen Parker...Born June 23, 1989...Exercise Science major. g Award...Converted from DE/TE to play OG for Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles the injury-riddled Blue Knights, appearing in 10 Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF games and lettering for the 2nd season... 2009 5 1 2 3 1.0-4 1-4 Switched to #55 from #47 after converting to O- 2010 10 19 16 35 7.0-26 3.0-17 7 1 Line... Recorded a fumble recovery vs. NDC...5 tackles, 1 Totals 15 20 18 38 8.0-30 4.0-21 7 1 TFL during the spring game. 2009: Played in 8 games as a true freshman...1st-year letterwinner...Caught 2 passes for 10 yards, 1 TD...Recorded 1st career TD reception on 10/10 vs. Ky. Wesleyan. Prep Notes: Played for Trinity HS for coach Ed Schaffer...1st Team All-North Coast League, 1st Team AllNortheast Ohio, & Hon. Ment. All-Ohio... Captain...Team MVP...1st on the team in sacks, TFLs, fumble recoveries & also finished 3rd on his team in receptions for 3 straight seasons. Personal: Son of Jim & Tammy Nowak and has an older sister, Amanda...Business Management major...Born 12/7/90.

Year

GP No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G

2009

8

2

10

5.0

1

9

1.2

2010

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Did not see any game action...Recorded 3 tackles in the spring game. 2009: Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played for Marion Franklin HS under coach Brian Haffelle...1st team AllCity and 1st team All-District player...Honor roll student... Accumulated 5 TDs on the offensive side of the ball and tallied 83 tackles, 2 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries on the defensive side in his senior season. Personal: Son of Belinda Peele & Curtis Peele and has a sister, Nala Peele...Psychology major...Born 5/2/91.

Tackles Year

Sacks

Pass Defense

Fumbles

GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF

2009

2

4

3

7

.5-0

-

-

1

1

-

2010

7

8

10

18

4.0-10

0.5-2

-

-

2

-

1 -

Totals

9

12

13

25

4.5-10

0.5-2

-

1

3

-

1

Blue Knight Notes- 2010: 1st Year Letterwinner, appearing in 10 games...Had 28 total tackles on the season with 1.5 tackles for a loss and 1 INT...Recorded a season-high 8 tackles vs. WV Wesleyan ...Recorded 11 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 PBU during the spring game. 2009: Won Defensive SquireAward...Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played for Walnut Ridge HS for coach Byron Mattox...3-time 1st team All-Central District selection, 3-time All-City selection and 2nd team all-state on the football field, and is anAll-Columbus City League Wrestler...Named to the JJ huddle top 100 list. Personal:Son of Jana & Lamar Ross Sr. and has 3 siblings, Marsean, Chelle & Rana...Sports Management major...Born 6/2/90. g Tackles

Pass Defense

Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH 2010 10

15

13

28

1.5-4

1-0

2

-

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Named 1st Team All-GLFC...2-Year starter at RT...Started all 22 games of his career...Starting RT for UU's Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Started all 11 Top-2 Single Game Rushing Performances games on the offensive line at left guard...2nd(268 yds. & 226 yds.)...Offense set school year letterwinner...Recorded 2 solo tackles in records for pts (355), ppg (32.3) and total yds Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Played final 4 games UU's 39-36 loss at #24 Tusculum. 2009: (4,269) in 2010. 2009 - Named to the AD's of the season, making 6 tackles...Had 2 solo tackles 1st-year letterwinner as a true freshman... Fall Honor Roll... 1st year letterwinner... Appeared in 11 games for at Miss. S&T...Earned Def. Scout Team Player of Appeared in 9 games on the offensive line, the Blue Knights...Started the '09 Spring Game at RT. 2008 the Week honors during a Wk 10 win vs. Central mostly as the starting RG. Prep Notes: Played Redshirted...Named to the AD's Fall Honor Roll. Prep Notes: 3- at Indian Hill HS for coach Kevin Siple...All-Region 1st team...AllSt...Named to AD's Spring Honor Roll...Had 1 year letterwinner at West Liberty-Salem HS for Coach Toby Smith... League 1st team...All-State Hon. Mention. Personal: Son of Robert tackle during the spring game. 2009: Redshirted. Team was 36-9, including 3 playoff app. and best record in school Porter II and Nancy Porter...Criminal Justice major...Born 2/13/91. Prep Notes: Played at Coshocton HS for coach history...Also a 2-time National Powerlifting Champion. Personal: Marty Arganbright...1st Team All-ECOL, 1st Team All-Region, Son of Dianne Oakley...Born 6/10/89...Business major. 1st Team All-Eastern District & 2nd Team All-Ohio...Named Defensive Player of the Year. Personal: Son of Scott & Tina Shaw... Education/Intervention Specialist major... Born 4/3/91.

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Lettered for 2nd straight season, appearing in 10 games...Recorded 35 tackles which was 2nd best of the defensive lineman...Had 7 TFLs which was 4th best overall on the team, he also had 3 sacks on the season which was 2nd best overall on the team, also had 7 QB hurries which was 3rd best on the team...Had his best game against SW Baptist when he recorded

Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Played 1st 7 games before suffering season-ending injury...18 total tackles (8 solo, 10 ast), 4 TFL, .5 sack, 2 QB hurries...Career-high 7 tackles vs. SW Bap. on 10/2 ...Had a TFL in each of final 4 games. 2009: Appeared in 2 games ...Injured vs. WV Wesleyan, did not appear in another game for rest of the season...Recorded 7 total tackles (4 solo, 3 assist), .5 TFL, 1 QBH, 1 PBU, &1 forced fumble...Registered 4 tackles & 1 FF vs. Findlay on 8/27...3 tackles, 1 QBH, 1 PBU vs. WV Wes. on

RETURNERS PROFILES

Receiving

9/05...2 TFLs & a sack in the spring game. 2008: Named to AD's Fall Honor Roll...Redshirted. Prep Notes: Played at Bishop Ready HS for Coach Larry Wolfe...All-Ohio, 1st team All-CCC & 1st team AllDistrict. Personal: Son of Tony Rood & Terri Wehrlin...Born 10/7/89...Criminal Justice major.

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Redshirted his 1st season at Urbana. Prep Notes: Named to the All-County All-Star team at Olympia HS for Coach Bob Head. Personal: Son of Daniel Sius &Ancilia Joseph...Business Management major...Born December 20, 1991.

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4/30/11...Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll...Earned All-GLFC All-Academic Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd Team honors...Lettered for the 2nd straight Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF Kick season, playing all 11 games as a 3 4 7 0.5-5 1-5 2008 6 1.0-3 2 1 1 2 2009 11 13 11 24 sophomore...Had 60 tackles which was 4th best overall on the 5.5-24 1.5-11 2-35 3 2 2-0 1 1 2010 10 17 39 56 team...Also had 4 pass break ups, 3 QB hurries, and 1 fumble Totals 27 33 54 87 7.0-32 2.5-16 2-35 5 3 2-0 2 3 recovery...Recorded a season-high 9 tackles twice, at #8 Walsh and vs. St. Joe's...Tallied at least 1 tackle in all 11 contests...Recorded 3 tackles and an INT during the spring game. 2009: Named to the AD's Fall &Spring Honor Roll...Played in all 11 games as a true freshman...1st-year letterwinner...Registered 47 tackles (26 solo, 21 ast)...2 TFLs... Recorded season & career-high 12 tackles, 2 TFLs, and 1 sack vs. Ky Wesleyan 10/10...Recorded 1st career forced fumble vs. Seton Hill on 11/7. Prep Notes: Played for West Jefferson HS under coach Shawn Buescher...1st teamAll-MSL as a Jr. and Sr...1st team All-District & Hon. Mention All-State as a Sr...Led his team in tackles from his Soph. season on, increasing each year with 93, 98, and 108 tkls. Personal: Son of Andy Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Temporarily switched to #65 from #93 Underwood & Kelly Saddler and has a step-dad, Kory Saddler...Has after converting to O-Line 2 games into the season...Made a tackle 2 brothers, Austin Underwood & Ethan Saddler...Intervention as a D-lineman in UU's win over Seton Hill on 9/11...Played in 4 Specialist major...Born 8/12/91. games total (1 on D, 3 on O)...Made 2 tackles in the spring game. Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles 2009: Sat out the year after transferring. College Notes: Transferred Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH Rcv/Yds FF from West Virginia St. Prep Notes: Played at Walnut Ridge HS for 2.0-11 1-4 1 2 1 2009 11 26 21 47 coach Byron Mattox. Personal: Son of Scott Thompson and 4 3 1-31 2010 11 21 39 60 Patricia Jones... Sports Management major...Born 9/25/89. White. Personal: Son of Leonard & Alita Taylor ...Born 6/1/90...Marketing major.

Blue Knight Notes: 2011 - Switched from #33 to #32 before the season. 2010 - Played in 8 games in his 1st season, lettering as a true freshman...Recorded 4 total tackles (2 solo, 2 ast)...Had a QB hurry vs. Central St. Prep Notes: At Lexington HS, selected as a 2time 1st Team All-Conference player, 2-time 1st Team All News Journal, 2-time 1st Team All-Northwest District, and has been picked as an Hon. Ment. & 3rd Team All-Ohio...Finished last 2 years with 189 tackles, and created a lot of big plays with 29 TFLs, 9 sacks, and 3 INTs, 2 of which he returned for TDs. Personal: Son of Paul & Lori Smith and has 2 brothers, Craig & Brian...Education major in the Honors Program...Born 4/30/92.

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Blue Knight Notes - 2011: Switched from #82 to #19 before the season. 2010: Played in 8 games...Recorded 1st career catch for 20 yards at home vs. Charleston on 10/23...Scored 1st career TD the following week on a 19-yard catch at Miss. S&T in a 42-25 win... 2 catches for 33 yards in the spring game. 2009: Redshirted. Prep p at y Newark HS under Jeff Buchannan. Personal: Son Notes: Played of Mark Spivey Receiving ...Computer Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G Science major 2 39 19.5 1 20 4.9 2010 8 ...Born 6/2/91.

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Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Redshirt season. Prep Notes: Named 1st Team All-OCC twice at Westerville Central HS...Also a 2-time Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll... 2nd Team All-District performer. Personal: Son of Henry Smith Plays both offensive line & fullback...Wears #95 when playing FB, and Shereece Tucker...undecided major...Born February 21, 1992. and switches to #61 when playing O-line...Appeared in 5 games as a true freshman...Served as back-up center to Bill Nickell. Prep Notes: His senior season, he received 1st Team All-SWBL, Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Conference, 1st Team All District and Honorable Mention All Ohio for his efforts on the field...For his accomplishments in the classroom, he was on Milton Union's principal list all 4 years and on pace to graduate 1st in his class. Personal: Son of Kathy and David Wallace and has a sister, Kayla and brother, Kole...Biology major...Born February 24, 1992.

Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Redshirt season. Prep Notes: Played at Columbus East HS for Coach Mike White...Received the 10th Annual Urban Community Award in 2008 and received the 110% effort award...Also a 3-year letterwinner in Track & Field...All District and All-State performer in the Defensive Secondary where he picked off 8 passes and had 17 pass break ups, returning 3 of those picks for TDs...As a WR he caught 27 passes and took 2 more for TDs and carried 3 more in to the endzone on the ground as a RB...Also had a dynamic season in the return game with a 24.3 yard punt return avg. and took 3 kickoffs back for TDs...Named Defensive MVP in the Cap City East vs. West All-Star Game. Personal: Son of Tomiko Turner and has 3 brothers, Lamar Turner, Evan Juniel & Arshad Turner...undecided major...Born 3/15/91.

Blue Knight Notes: 2010: Lettered for the 3rd straight season, playing in the final 10 games on the season...Had 56 tackles on the season which was 5th best on the team, he also had 5.5 tackles for a loss which was 6th best overall on the team...Recorded a careerhigh 10 tackles vs. #8 Walsh...Blocked his 3rd career kick (a PAT) in a 39-25 win vs. Ky. Wesleyan on Homecoming, and recorded his only solo sack against the Panthers...Intercepted his first career pass vs. Tusculum...Added another INT in the finale at Notre Dame, taking it to the house for a 35-yard TD...Defended 3 passes vs. Notre Dame and forced a fumble...Season-high 5 solo tackles (9 total) at Missouri S&T...Tallied at least 1 TFL for 4 straight games ...Recorded 6 tackles and 1 sack during the spring game. 2009: Played in all 11 games...2nd-year letterwinner...Had a team-high 2 blocked punts on the year, one vs. Tusculum on 9/19/09 and another vs. St. Joe's on 10/17/09 which was returned 26 yards for a TD by Dan Goodrum...Registered 24 tackles (13 solo, 11 ast) including 1 TFL...Recorded 4 tackles in one game 3 times on the year, once against Walsh on 9/26/09, once against Seton Hill on 11/7/09 and again on 11/14/09 vs. Central St...Had 1 forced fumble ...Had 2 PBUs and a QB hurry on the year. 2008 - Letterwinner... Appeared in 6 games on special teams and at LB...Recorded 7 tackles, including 1 sack for a 5 yard loss vs. Tusculum on 9/20/08. Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Earned the Athletic Dept.'s 1st Male Prep Notes: Played at Thurgood Marshall HS for Coach Earl AcademicAchievementAward at theAll-SportsAwards Banquet on

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Blue Knight Notes: 2010 - Named Honorable MentionAll-GLFC as a true freshman... Played in all 11 games at WR and special teams...Caught 40 passes, which was 3rd most on the team...Had at least 1 catch in all 11 games...His 561 receiving yards was 2nd best on the team...Caught a TD pass in each of UU's 5 home games, totalling 5 on the year which was 3rd best on the team...Finished 3rd amongst Blue Knights in all-purpose yardage (639 yards, 58.1 ypg)...Ran the ball 3 times, including a long of 9 yards...Returned 6 kicks for 78 yds...Att. 6 PATs, making 4...Finished 4th on the team in scoring (34 pts)...Tallied 14.0 yards per catch, which was tops amongst receivers with at least 1 catch per game...Recorded a season-high and team-high 85-yard TD catch vs. Charleston on 10/23/10...Also recorded a 64-yard TD catch at home vs. Central St... His only 100-yard receiving performance came in Week 8 vs. Charleston (season-best 122 yards on 6 catches and 1 TD)...Finished the season with 8 special teams tackles, including 7 solo tackles, and a season-high 3 solo tackles in the


season finale at Notre Dame. Prep Notes: 1st and 2nd Team All-State selection while at Mechanicsburg HS for Coach Chris Kosoriek...OHC Player of the Year...3-time Associated Press All-Southwest District selection...4-timeAll-OHC selection...3-timeAllUrbana Daily Citizen selection ....Finished his career with 128 catches for 2,343 yards and 24 TDs, 259 carries for 1,953 yards and 24 TDs, and had 346 tackles with 4 INTs on defense....Finished prep career with 50 total TDs. Personal: Son of Marsha Webb & stepfather Larry Greenwalt...Has 2 brothers, David Webb & James Greenwalt and 2 sisters, Victoria Webb & Valarry Greenwalt...Chemistry major...Born 10/15/90. g

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Pass Defense

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PAUL METIEH 6’0” - 210 - Fr. - LB FAIRBORN, OHIO BEAVERCREEK HS

DAMIEN ROBERTS 5’11” - 180 - Fr. - DB CLEVELAND, OHIO JOHN F. KENNEDY HS

RETURNERS PROFILES

Blue Knight Notes - 2011: Switched from #19 to Blue Knight Notes - 2010: Sat out the year but #21 before the season. 2010: Played in 10 games stayed with the team as a student assistant. 2009: to letter for the 3rd straight season...Had 3rd most Played in 9 games...1st-year letterwinner...Recorded 4 Rushing Receiving tackles of the DBs with 42...also had 2 TFLs and catches for 64 yards...Had 2 receptions for 35 yards Year GP Att. Gain Loss Net Avg. TD Long Avg./Gm No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G 1 sack on the season...Best game came vs. Ky. against Lake Erie on 10/25/09...Carried the ball 3 times 9 9 0 0.0 0 9 0.0 40 561 14.0 5 85 51.0 2010 11 3 Wesleyan when he recorded a season & career- for 11 yards, and had 1 catch for a 26-yd. score in the high 11 tackles and 1 PBU. 2009: Played in 9 games...2-year spring game. 2008: Sat out a year after transferring. letterwinner...Recorded 21 total tackles and 2.5 TFLs...Had a College Notes: Transferred from the University of season-high 5 tackle performance against St. Joe's on 10/17/ Cincinnati. Prep Notes: Played at Central Crossing 09...Recorded his only sack against Lake Erie on 10/24/09. 2008: HS for Coach Ted Papas. Personal: Son of Bernard Letterwinner...Appeared in 5 games ...Missed 6 games due to an Wright...Born 3/31/88...History major. g g injury...Recorded 12 tackles...Tallied a season-high 7 tackles vs. Receiving WVTech on 9/6/08. 2007: Redshirt season...Twice named Defensive Blue Knight Hitter of the Week for his outstanding work on scout team (vs. St. Francis, IL and vs. St. Francis, IN) Prep notes: Year GP No. Yds Avg. TD Long Avg./G Named 1st team all-county and selected to the all-Combine team for 2009 9 4 64 16.0 0 27 7.1 Blue Knight Notes- 2010: 2nd-year letterwinner... Coach B. Spence atAberdeen Senior HS. Personal: Son of Nathan Played in all 11 games on the O-Line, starting a III & Salina Williams...Born 10/12/89...Psychology major. NEWCOMERS NOT PICTURED Tackles Sacks Pass Defense few at right guard after converting to offense from DARIAN BANKS JOSH BATTLE defense before the season. 2009: 1st year Year GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds No./Yds Int./Yds PBU QBH 5’11” - 210 - Fr. - ATH 5’10” - 225 - Fr. - DL/FB letterwinner...Appeared in 7 games on the D- 2008 5 4 8 12 0.5-1 DELAWARE, OHIO HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO 1 HAYES HS WAYNE HS line...Recorded 10 total tackles (7 solo, 3 ast)...Registered 2 solo 2009 9 15 6 21 2.5-8 1-5 tackles vs. Ky. Wesleyan on 10/10/09 and 2 solo tackles vs. Central CLIFF COLVARD R.D. DELOACH 2.0-10 1.0-8 2 2010 10 17 25 42 St. on 11/14/09. College Notes: Transferred from Tiffin where he 6’2” - 180 - Fr. - WR 6’1” - 230 - Fr. - DL Totals 24 36 49 75 5.0-19 2-13 2 1 MANSFIELD, OHIO played for Coach Taynor. Prep Notes: Played at Independence HS CHARLES JONES SENIOR HS KIEZ GORDON DEREK JOHNSON for coach Alan Jones...1st Team All-City, 1st Team All-District & 6’1” - 185 - Fr. - SS 6’2” - 175 - Fr. - QB 6’2” - 230 - Fr. - DL Honorable Mention All-State. Personal: Son of Carl Tinnery and CHARLES LEWIS COLUMBUS, OHIO CINCINNATI, OHIO DELAWARE, OHIO Tinya White...Communications major... Born 9/18/89. 6’1” - 180 - Fr. - TE LINDEN McKINLEY HS WOODWARD HS HAYES HS

Blue Knight Notes: 2011 - Switched from #80 to #9 before the season. 2010 - Named to the Fall and Spring AD's Honor Roll...Played in 11 games at WR...Made 9 catches for 143 yards for a team-high 15.9 yards per catch amongst receivers with at least 9 catches...Had 4 catches for 96 yards (both career-highs) in UU's 39-25 Homecoming win over KWC...Also recorded a seasonlong 46-yard catch vs. KWC...Earned All-GLFC All Academic Team honors...Caught 2 balls for 32 yards in the Spring Game. College Notes: Transferred from Miami (OH). Prep Notes: Played at Northmont HS for Coach Lance Schneider. Personal: Son of Joan g Wilburn...Exerciseg Science major...Born 7/30/90. Receiving Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G 2010 11

9

143 15.9

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MAURICE BLACKNALL 5’10” - 170 - Fr. - DB TROTWOOD, OHIO TROTWOOD MADISON HS

#78 TYLER BURTON 6’6” - 305 - Fr. - DL TROY, OHIO TROY HS

KENNETH CRAWFORD 6’0” - 245 - Fr. - LB/DE MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE MITCHELL HS

#31 WILLIAM DENT JR. 5’9” - 180 - So. - DB REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO REYNOLDSBURG HS MARIAN UNIVERSITY

#13 LUKE GEORGE 5’11” - 190 - So. - WR HAMLER, OHIO PATRICK HENRY HS

#88 BLAINE HAFNER 5’9” - 165 - Fr. - K DUBLIN, OHIO DUBLIN JEROME HS

#89 JAVIOUS JACKSON 5’10” - 170 - Fr. - WR MEMPHIS, TENN. MELROSE HS

#17 JORDAN KEATON 5’9” - 170 - Fr. - DB GROVE CITY, OHIO CENTRAL CROSSING HS

ALVIS BUSBEE JR. 6’1” - 190 - So. - WR COLUMBUS, OHIO WALNUT RIDGE HS

#80 JAMION DUNNING 5’9” - 150 - Fr. - WR MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE MELROSE HS

MARQUIS COPELAND 6’1” - 195 - Fr. - DB HILLIARD, OHIO BRADLEY HS

#24 VINCENT CORNER 5’10” - 190 - Jr. - DB SPRINGFIELD, OHIO NORTH HS BOWLING GREEN STATE

#77 SUFYAN EL-GEROUSHI 6’2” - 250 - Fr. - OL HILLIARD, OHIO DARBY HS

#92 ZACH FINNELL 6’0” - 285 - Fr. - DL CINCINNATI, OHIO MOUNT HEALTHY HS

#8 ROY HARVISON #90 RODNEY HUSTON 6’2” - 225 - So. - LB 6’3” - 265 - Fr. - DL CANAL WINCHESTER, OHIO SIDNEY, OHIO MARION FRANKLIN HS LEHMAN CATHOLIC HS

#73 JAMILL JACKSON 6’0” - 320 - Fr. - DL INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA PIKE HS

#84 KEVIN LAYROCK 6’2” - 315 - Fr. - NG MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE MITCHELL HS

JACOB LEACH 5’11” - 200 - Fr. - ATH DELPHOS, OHIO DELPHOS JEFFERSON HS

JAMES KNAPP 5’11” - 190 - Fr. - SS COLUMBUS, OHIO WHETSTONE HS


DONIVAN LIPSEY 5’7” - 180 - Fr. - FB COLUMBUS, OHIO BROOKHAVEN HS

ERIC MASON 5’9” - 280 - Fr. - FB ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA LOCKLAND HS

LANDON McKIRAHAN 6’0” - 185 - Fr. - RB BELLEFONTAINE, OHIO BENJAMIN LOGAN HS

CHRIS MERINER 6’0” - 215 - Jr. - SS DAYTON, OHIO TROTWOOD MADISON HS IOWA CENTRAL C.C.

DARRIUS MILLER 6’0” - 210 - Fr. - DE BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH. CENTRAL HS

#65 ANDREW MINDA 6’4” - 295 - Sr. - OL DUBLIN, OH DUBLIN COFFMAN HS TIFFIN UNIVERSITY

JORDAN MITCHELL 5’9” - 175 - Fr. - RB COLUMBUS, OHIO WHETSTONE HS

#46 MARSHALL NEWSOME 6’1” - 210 - Fr. - K/P HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO WAYNE HS

BRENT OSTEN 5’8” - 170 - Fr. - RB GENEVA, OHIO GENEVA HS

MARCUS PENN 6’1” - 210 - Fr. - DB COLUMBUS, OHIO WHETSTONE HS

RICKY PEOPLES 5’11” - 170 - Fr. - WR/DB MECHANICSBURG, OHIO MECHANICSBURG HS

MASON POLAND 6’1” - 180 - Fr. - DB MECHANICSBURG, OHIO MECHANICSBURG HS

LAIVEN PORTER 6’2” - 205 - Fr. - OLB ALLIANCE, OHIO MARLINGTON HS

#45 KEN REICHLE 6’2” - 195 - Fr. - LB GROVE CITY, OHIO GROVE CITY HS

KODY RICHARDSON 6’3” - 210 - Fr. - TE DELPHOS, OHIO DELPHOS JEFFERSON HS

BRIAN RIDLEY 6’3” - 205 - Fr. - DB COLUMBUS, OHIO WHETSTONE HS OHIO UNIVERSITY

CHRIS ROGERS 5’11” - 180 - Fr. - CB BELLE CENTER, OHIO UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY HS

GREG ROUTHIER 6’2” - 230 - Fr. - LB LEBANON, OHIO LEBANON HS

NEWCOMERS

FRANK MARSH 6’0” - 210 - Fr. - DB COLUMBUS, OHIO BROOKHAVEN HS

#97 RYAN ROUTHIER 6’4” - 265 - Sr. - DL LEBANON, OHIO LEBANON HS TIFFIN UNIVERSITY

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DEONTEA RUDASILL 5’10” - 185 - Fr. - RB COLUMBUS, OHIO EAST HS

#86 JOE SAFFOLD III 5’8” - 160 - Fr. - WR COLUMBUS, OHIO WHETSTONE HS

#58 LEONARD SANFORD JR. 5’10” - 215 - Fr. - SS PONTIAC, MICHIGAN WEST BLOOMFIELD HS

JARRED SEAVER 6’2” - 320 - Fr. - OL ST. MARY’S, OHIO MEMORIAL HS

#74 PAUL SHOUGH 6’3” - 300 - Fr. - OL BELLEFONTAINE, OHIO BELLEFONTAINE HS

DENZEL SMITH 5’11” - 185 - Fr. - RB COLUMBUS, OHIO WHITEHALL YEARLING HS

JORDAN SPOTTS 6’0” - 190 - Fr. - LB/DB COLUMBUS, OHIO WALNUT RIDGE HS

JORVELL SWAIN 5’10” - 245 - Fr. - OL CINCINNATI, OHIO WOODWARD HS

ANTHONY TAPER 6’1” - 185 - Fr. - QB CINCINNATI, OHIO ROBERT A. TAFT HS

DARIAN THOMAS 5’10” - 170 - Fr. - WR DETROIT, MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA ARTS HS

SHELDON TILLMAN 5’8” - 195 - Fr. - RB COLUMBUS, OHIO WORTHINGTON KILBOURNE HS

#40 JaQUAN TOWNSEND 6’1” - 190 - Fr. - DB/WR MACEDONIA, OHIO NORDONIA HS

#96 CAMERON WALKER 6’1” - 250 - Fr. - DL HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO WAYNE HS

#87 DEVIN WARD 6’0” - 155 - Fr. - WR BELLAIRE, OHIO BELLAIRE HS

#54 DAVID WEBB 6’0” - 235 - So. - LB MECHANICSBURG, OHIO MECHANICSBURG HS WITTENBERG UNIV.

JAMES WHITE 5’9” - 180 - Fr. - DB COLUMBUS, OHIO HAMILTON TOWNSHIP HS

DUSTIN WILLIAMS 5’10” - 210 - Jr. - QB ASHVILLE, OHIO TEAYS VALLEY HS YOUNGSTOWN STATE

TREY WILLIAMS 5’8” - 155 - Fr. - WR McGUFFY, OHIO UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY HS

#27 DONTE WASHINGTON 5’10” - 210 - So. - RB/KR BOWIE, MARYLAND DeMATHA HS MORGAN STATE UNIV.

MARQUEZ YOUNG 5’11” - 220 - Fr. - LB CINCINNATI, OHIO SHRODER HS


#26 TEVYN YOUNG 6’0” - 235 - Fr. - DE REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO LICKING HEIGHTS HS

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2011 TEAM PHOTO

THE 2011 URBANA UNIVERSITY

Front Row (kneeling, left to right): Eric Berry Jr., John McCoy, Evan Morrisey, Nate Williams IV, Diamond Hart, Josh Miller, Jerrell Leak, 2nd Row: Maurice Harden, Andrew Minda, Jarred Seaver, Justin Carr, Eric Fisher, Shane Cahill, Drew Underwood, Clay Lust, Nick Thompson, Ethan Oakley, 3rd Row: Kyle Wallace, Patrick Hudepohl, Joe Webb, Kenya Coombs, John Krabill, Nick Shaw, Chris Dupree, David 4th Row: Nick Lipchek, Jake Krupko, Kevin Smith, Luke George, Kyle Ferguson, Breaker Heller, Sanders Sius, David Hill, D.J. Mendenhall, Davonte 5th Row: Trey Williams, Landon McKirahan, Chris Rogers, Chris Meriner, Kody Richardson, Jacob Leach, JaQuan Townsend, David Webb, 6th Row: Ken Reichle, Tevyn Young, Rodney Huston, Leonard Sanford, Greg Routhier, Marquez Young, Jamil Jackson, 7th Row: Darian Thomas, Devin Ward, Deontea Rudasill, Denzel Smith, Jordan Spotts, James Knapp, Jordan Mitchell, Joe Saffold, Donivan Lipsey, Sheldon Tillma 8th Row: Jacob Curtis, Bill Nickell, Travis Brisco, Matt Handzo, David

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BLUE KNIGHTS FOOTBALL TEAM

2011 TEAM PHOTO

Trey White, Wes Edwards, Juan McKeever, Traylin Taylor, Matt Hightower, Evan Gehlert, Daniel Haddix, Brandon Jackson, Ryan Routhier Perry Jenkins, Dan Goodrum, Alphonzo Berry, Shawn Conley, Matt Nowak, Scott Porter, Alex Maxson, Adam Rood, Vince Corner, Bruce Parker, Kenneth Harris Gerber, John Madigan, Kyle Allman, Lavelle Spivey, Nate Wilburn-Ogletree, Lamar Ross, David McComas, Roy Harvison Butler, T.C. Turner, Chris Basil, B.J. Keener, Marc Johnson, Paul Shough, Isaiah Irons, Dustin Williams, Bobby Tucker, Jordan Keaton, Davonne Dixon Mason Poland, Marcus Penn, William Dent, Laiven Porter, Maurice Blacknall, Anthony Taper, Zach Finnell, Cameron Walker, James White Frank Marsh, Sufyan El-Geroushi, Marcquis Copeland, Ricky Peoples, Marshall Newsome, Eric Mason, Jorvell Swain an, Brent Osten, Brian Ridley, Blaine Hafner, Tyler Burton, Donte Washington, Kenneth Crawford, Kevin Layrock, Jamion Dunning, Javious Jackson, Alvin Busbee. Taynor, David Barr, John Shingler, Trevor Zeiders, and Coach Burford.

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2O10 STATS-AWARDS

TEAM STATISTICS UU OPP SCORING......... 355 286 Points Per Game 32.3 26.0 FIRST DOWNS..... 217 218 Rushing....... 83 92 Passing....... 108 95 Penalty....... 26 31 RUSHING YARDAGE. 1653 1590 Yards gained rushing 2063 1992 Yards lost rushing 410 402 Rushing Attempts 420 418 Average Per Rush 3.9 3.8 Average Per Game 150.3 144.5 TDs Rushing... 18 17 PASSING YARDAGE 2616 2299 Att-Comp-Int.. 357-216-7 325-184-14 Average Per Pass 7.3 7.1 Average Per Catch 12.1 12.5 Average Per Game 237.8 209.0 TDs Passing... 27 20 TOTAL OFFENSE... 4269 3889 Total Plays... 777 743 Average Per Play 5.5 5.2 Average Per Game 388.1 353.5 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS 48-1036 56-1026 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS 16-124 27-222 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS 14-325 7-60 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 21.6 18.3 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 7.8 8.2 INT RETURN AVERAGE 23.2 8.6 FUMBLES-LOST.... 30-14 35-17 PENALTIES-YARDS.. 110-952 95-979 Average Per Game 86.5 89.0 PUNTS-YARDS..... 50-1805 52-1710 Average Per Punt 36.1 32.9 Net punt average 31.7 30.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME 30:16 29:25 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS 63/161 51/149 3rd-Down Pct... 39% 34% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS 13/33 9/17 4th-Down Pct... 39% 53% SACKS BY-YARDS... 32-203 35-167 MISC YARDS...... 231 49 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 52 38 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 2-6 10-14 PAT-ATTEMPTS.... 33-43 24-30 ATTENDANCE...... 12885 10701 Games/Avg Per Game 5/2577 6/1784 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Urbana University... 88 111 76 80 Opponents........... 66 84 58 78

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Total 355 286

2010 UU Team Awards Offensive MVP D.J. Mendenhall Defensive MVP Travis Brisco Linebacker of the Year Award Travis Brisco Defensive Back of the Year Award Wes Edwards Offensive Back of the Year Award Boise Moon Offensive Lineman of the Year Award Bill Nickell Defensive Lineman of the Year Award Perry Jenkins Wide Receiver of the Year Award Matt Hightower Most Improved Player - Offense Evan Morrisey Most Improved Player - Defense Juan McKeever Special Teams Scout Player of the Year Award Nick Lipchek Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award Marc Johnson Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year Award James Soldat Blue Knight Student-Athlete Award Drew Underwood Lewis & Jean Moore Inspirational Award Matt Nowak “The Uncommon” Award Joshua Turnbo & Bill Nickell

BLUE KNIGHT BOOSTER CLUB In a very short period of time, the Urbana University Athletics Department has developed a very proud tradition of excellence. Our program has been committed to the development of our student-athletes and their success both during and after their time at Urbana University. In effort to support their success, today’s changing times have created new challenges for all of us. In order for our valued student-athletes to compete at the highest possible level we need the support of people like you. As many of you know, our teams are transitioning to Division II in the highly competitive NCAA. Our student-athleteswill compete against some of the finest athletes in the country. The generosity of caring individuals provides the support necessary for our student-athletes to excel at this extremely high level. Today’s student-athletes face more challenges than ever. Along with the high demands of practice and training, travel, community involvement and competition, it is our student-athletes greatest responsibility and commitment to achieve at a high level of academic success. This requires a tremendous amount of support from our faculty, administration, staff members, and our most valuable resource, the parents and friends of our University. Your donation may support an individual program, the scholarship fund, or facility improvement as you so choose. Most of all, thank you for your friendship and your valued support of the Blue Knights athletic department. GO BLUE KNIGHTS! Director of Athletics. Doug Young, M.S.

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No. 48 50 52

Yds 1777 1805 1710

Avg 37.0 36.1 32.9

Lg 56 56 53

TB 1 1 2

FC 4 4 13

I20 13 13 14

Blkd 2 2 2

Field Goals John McCoy Rod. Potapenko Total

M-A 0-2 2-4 2-6

% 0.0 50.0 33.3

0-19 0-0 0-0 0-0

20-29 0-2 1-1 1-3

30-39 0-0 1-2 1-2

40-49 0-0 0-1 0-1

50+ 0-0 0-0 0-0

Lg 0 31 31

Blkd 0 0 0

Passing DJ Mendenhall Evan Gehlert Matt Hightower Total.......... Opponents......

G 11 11 11 11 11

Effic. 156.74 128.35 97.54 143.09 127.73

Att-Comp-Int 193-130-4 157-84-2 7-2-1 357-216-7 325-184-14

Pct 67.4 53.5 28.6 60.5 56.6

Yards 1481 1093 42 2616 2299

TD 17 9 1 27 20

Lg 85 64 31 85 85

YPG 134.6 99.4 3.8 237.8 209.0

Receiving Matt Hightower Jerrell Leak Joe Webb Diamond Hart Evan Morrisey Wilburn-Ogletree Boise Moon Josh Turnbo Breaker Heller DJ Mendenhall B. Magbagbeola LaVelle Spivey Total.......... Opponents......

GP 11 9 11 10 11 11 11 11 9 11 4 8 11 11

Rec. 62 41 40 25 13 9 6 6 5 4 3 2 216 184

Yards 710 413 561 312 141 143 91 46 113 30 17 39 2616 2299

YPC 11.5 10.1 14.0 12.5 10.8 15.9 15.2 7.7 22.6 7.5 5.7 19.5 12.1 12.5

TD 7 6 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 27 20

Lg 39 29 85 43 28 46 56 12 46 15 10 20 85 85

Avg/G 64.5 45.9 51.0 31.2 12.8 13.0 8.3 4.2 12.6 2.7 4.2 4.9 237.8 209.0

Scoring

Rushing Boise Moon DJ Mendenhall Josh Turnbo Breaker Heller Isaiah Irons Josh Miller Quinton Jones Evan Gehlert Jerrell Leak Diamond Hart Joe Webb Matt Hightower Total.......... Opponents......

GP 11 11 11 9 8 2 3 11 9 10 11 11 11 11

Att 121 148 58 31 6 4 7 29 1 1 3 3 420 418

Gain 815 650 308 155 16 12 17 74 3 1 9 3 2063 1992

Loss 74 152 9 8 0 0 8 68 0 0 9 15 410 402

Net 741 498 299 147 16 12 9 6 3 1 0 -12 1653 1590

YPC 6.1 3.4 5.2 4.7 2.7 3.0 1.3 0.2 3.0 1.0 0.0 -4.0 3.9 3.8

TD 3 10 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 18 17

Lg 73 47 43 24 9 4 8 18 3 1 9 3 73 55

Avg 3.1 6.2 43.0 2.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.8 8.2

Lg/TD 12/0 32/0 43/1 2/0 20/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 43/1 51/0

Att/Yds 2/29 0/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 37/868 6/78 1/39 1/8 1/12 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 48/1036 56/1026

Lg/TD 22/0 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 84/1 25/0 39/0 8/0 12/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 84/1 41/0

Avg 14.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.5 13.0 39.0 8.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.6 18.3

All Returns Matt Hightower Brandon Jackson David McComas Daniel Haddix Shane Cahill Boise Moon Joe Webb Josh Turnbo Isaiah Irons Quinton Jones Juan McKeever Traylin Taylor Steve Allen Erique Robertson Lamar Ross Travis Brisco Drew Underwood Paris Wadlington Perry Jenkins Total.......... Opponents......

Punts

Att/Yds 7/22 6/37 1/43 1/2 1/20 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 16/124 27/222

Kickoffs

DJ Mendenhall Matt Hightower Jerrell Leak Joe Webb Boise Moon Evan Morrisey Josh Turnbo Rod. Potapenko John McCoy Evan Gehlert Juan McKeever Diamond Hart 5 Others Total Opponents

Interceptions Int/Yds 0/0 2/39 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6/194 2/35 2/0 1/57 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 14/325 7/60

Lg/TD 0/0 20/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 67/1 35/1 0/0 57/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 67/2 18/0

66 42 36 34 30 26 20 18 17 12 12 12 6 355 286

Avg/G 67.4 45.3 27.2 16.3 2.0 6.0 3.0 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 -1.1 150.3 144.5 Fumbles Rcv/Yds 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/98 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/39 1/31 1/2 1/61 6/231 3/49

2O10 OFFENSIVE STATS

Punting John McCoy Total.......... Opponents......

Lg/TD 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 98/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 35/1 31/0 2/1 61/0 98/3 53/1

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2O10 DEFENSIVE STATS

Player 20 Travis Brisco 27 Erique Robertson 7 Juan McKeever 51 Drew Underwood 35 Traylin Taylor 44 Perry Jenkins 2 Wes Edwards 22 Brandon Jackson 19 Nate Williams 37 Bruce Parker 10 Steve Allen 12 Lamar Ross 34 Shane Cahill 96 Derr. Montgomery 21 Jake Krupko 23 Jared Lake 59 Adam Rood 74 Ryan Wilborn 97 Josh Salyers 43 David McComas 90 Paris Wadlington 50 Steve Fritsch 39 Joe Webb TM TEAM 31 Byron Lewis 40 Eric Berry 8 Josh Turnbo 38 John Krabill 49 Nick Shaw 26 Calvin Blackman 36 Clay Lust 85 Anthony Keels 33 Kevin Smith 25 Isaiah Irons 28 Daniel Haddix 9 Aaron Irby 99 Rodion Potapenko 64 Scott Porter 48 Evan Morrisey 6 Diamond Hart 76 Ethan Oakley 41 John McCoy 24 Boise Moon 45 Alex McCurdy 55 Matt Nowak Total.......... Opponents......

GP 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 10 10 10 11 10 9 11 9 11 7 9 11 5 8 10 11 11 7 9 11 11 4 5 10 5 8 8 2 1 11 10 11 10 11 11 11 7 10 11 11

Solo 44 45 34 21 17 21 23 17 17 19 17 15 10 6 9 8 8 11 4 8 3 1 7 8 4 4 . 2 3 2 2 2 2 . 1 2 1 2 2 . . 1 1 . . 406 428

Tackles Assist Total 43 87 38 83 39 73 39 60 39 56 23 44 21 44 25 42 25 42 16 35 15 32 13 28 16 26 18 24 12 21 11 19 10 18 7 18 13 17 9 17 9 12 8 9 1 8 . 8 3 7 3 7 6 6 4 6 3 6 3 5 3 5 2 4 2 4 4 4 2 3 . 2 1 2 . 2 . 2 1 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . 489 895 442 870

TFL-Yds 28.5-148 11.5-29 . . 5.5-24 8.0-37 1.0-6 2.0-14 2.0-10 7.0-26 2.0-2 1.5-4 . 1.0-0 . . 4.0-10 6.5-33 0.5-1 1.5-4 1.5-10 . . 1.0-4 . 1.0-7 . . . . . 1.0-4 . . 1.0-2 1.0-1 . . . . . . . . . 89-376 111-399

Sacks No-Yds 16.0-98 1.0-1 . . 1.5-11 2.0-18 . 1.0-11 1.0-8 3.0-17 . . . . . . 0.5-2 1.5-8 . . 1.5-10 . . . . 1.0-7 . . . . . 1.0-4 . . . 1.0-1 . . . . . . . . . 32-203 35-167

Pass Int-Yds PBU QBH . 4 28 1-57 . 6 6-194 7 . . 4 3 2-35 3 2 . 5 12 . 8 . 2-39 . 2 . 2 . . . 7 2-0 7 . 1-0 2 . . . . . 1 2 . 1 . . 1 . . . 2 . 1 7 . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 14-325 47 76 7-60 47 28

Fumbles Rcv-Yds 3-39 . 3-98 1-31 2-0 3-61 . 1-0 . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . 1-2 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 17-231 14-49

FF 7 3 1 . 1 3 3 2 . 1 . . 1 1 . . . . 1 . . . . 5 . . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 21

Blkd Kick . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5

Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

URBANA UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BILL AIKMAN, ‘74 Basketball, Inducted 1990

WYATT GOINS, ‘93 Basketball, 2002

NICK MESCHER, ‘70 Basketball, Inducted 1988

STEVE STOUT Blue Knight Beat Writer, Inducted 2006

TERRY ANDERSON, ‘72 Basketball, Inducted 1987

WADE GOINS, ‘93 Basketball, Inducted 2002

JON PLUNKETT, ‘72 Basketball, Inducted 1987

MARK TODD, ‘72 Basketball, Inducted 1987

LESTER BAUM Coach, Faculty, Administrator, Inducted 1995

DAVE GUSTIN, ‘81 Basketball, Inducted 1991

JANE SCHLATER-PUCKETT, ‘83 Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Inducted 1989

JEAN TWEHUES, ‘90 Basketball, Softball, Inducted 1996

CINDY (FRERE) BELL, ‘92 Basketball, Inducted 2008 THOMAS BEMMES, ‘83 Wrestling, Inducted 1992

HAROLD HOWE, ‘72 Basketball, Inducted 1987

DR. MICHAEL RENGERT, ‘81 Basketball, Inducted 1989 ROB ROGAN, ‘88 Football, Baseball, Inducted 1995

SARITA (BROWN) HAVENS, ‘92 Basketball, Track, Volleyball, Inducted 2007

KIYA (STARR) HUNT, ‘99 Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Inducted 2006

BOB RONAI Coach, Administrator, Inducted 2004

ELGIN CARD, ‘93 Football, Inducted 2007

KEVIN COOK, ‘83 Basketball, Inducted 2010

DAVE ROSS, ‘76 Philanthropist, Inducted 2006

BOB CAWLEY Coach, Faculty, Administrator, Inducted 2005

JERRY LIGON, ‘94 Basketball, Inducted 2002

DOUG RUTAN, ‘87 Football, Baseball, Basketball, Inducted 1993

DONNIE GILLESPIE, ‘98 Basketball, 2009

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TRIP HOPKINS, ‘95 Football, Inducted 2004

JIM McCRACKEN, ‘78 Wrestling, Inducted 1990

LEE SCHREINER, ‘75 Soccer, Inducted 1996

MANDY VAN DYKE, ‘87 Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Inducted 2005 JERRY “J.J.” WHITE, ‘97 Basketball, Inducted 2006 JUDGE ROGER B. WILSON “Voice of the Blue Knights”, Inducted 1988

2011-12 Inductees Brian Boysel, ‘04 Basketball Mary (Jenkins) McBride, ‘78 Basketball, Volleyball, Softball


PUNT RETURN YARDS

PASSING RECORDS Game: 32; Tony Servitto, 10/29/88 @Findlay

Season: 366; Bobby Mason, 2004

Season: 209; Frank Carrico, 1998

Career: 469; Trip Hopkins, 1991-94

SOLO TACKLES Season: 112; Charles Boyd, 2003 Career: 222; Charles Boyd, 2000-2003

Season: 20.3 yds per ret; Bobby Mason, 200

ATTEMPTS

Game: 55; Frank Carrico, 10/10/98 at Walsh Career: 20.3 yds per ret; Bobby Mason, 200

ASSISTED TACKLES Game: 16; John Arnold, 9/26/87 @Waynesbu

KICKOFF RETURNS

Season: 417; Frank Carrico, 1998

Game: 9; Kenie Tyree, 9/23/95 vs. Geneva

Career: 854; Frank Carrico, 1995-98

Season: 37; Kenie Tyree, 1995 37; Boise Moon, 2010

PASSING YARDS Game: 403; Frank Carrico, 10/31/98 vs.Trinit

Career: 59; Jason Conner, 2005-2008

Season: 2,826; Frank Carrico, 1998

KICKOFF RETURN YARDS

Career: 4,952; Ryan Gehlert, 2004-07

Game: 176; Troy Brookins, 8/27/09vs.Findla

TOUCHDOWNS

Season: 868; Boise Moon, 2010

Game: 7; Frank Carrico, 10/31/98 vs. Trinity

Career: 1,386; Jason Conner, 2005-2008

Season: 21; Frank Carrico, 1998

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

Career: 44; Ryan Gehlert, 2004-07

Game: 277; Boise Moon, 11/14/09vs.Central Season: 1,700; Boise Moon, 2010

Game: 5; Mark Ray, 9/3/89 at Central St. 5; Erin Slatzer, 9/29/91 at Cumberland

Season (Avg.): 154.5; Boise Moon, 2010

Season: 22; Frank Carrico, 1998

Career: 3,577; Kirk Hannah, 2005-08

Career: 39; Frank Carrico, 1995-98

Career (Avg.): 113.6; Bobby Mason, 2004

RUSHING RECORDS

PUNTING RECORDS

ATTEMPTS

PUNTS

Game: 48; Grady Parks, 9/23/89vs.Campbe Game: 10; Matt Grupe, 11/11/95 vs.Westmin Season: 257; Kirk Hannah, 2008

10; John McCoy, 9/12/09 vs. Dayton

Career: 661; Kirk Hannah, 2005-2008

Season: 71; Heath Maynard, 1989 Career: 263; Heath Maynard, 1989-1992 PUNTING AVG.

Season: 1,145; Kirk Hannah, 2008

Season: 42.0; Matt Branch, 2005

Career: 3,346; Kirk Hannah, 2005-2008

Career: 39.1; Matt Branch, 2004-07

TOUCHDOWNS Game: 4; DJ Mendenhall, 9/18/10 @#24Tusc Season: 10; D.J. Mendenhall, 2010 10; Kirk Hannah, 2007 Career: 24; Grady Parks, 1986-89 RUSHING YARDS/GAME Season: 104.1; Kirk Hannah, 2008 Career: 95.6; Kirk Hannah, 2005-2008 YARDS/CARRY Game: 15.1; Rodney Holmes, 11/10/07vs.Ma

LONGEST PUNT 71 yds;Matt Grupe, 10/12/1996 SCORING RECORDS POINTS (Non-Kicking)

Career: 144; Grady Parks,1986-89 144; Luther Henderson, 2004-07 KICKING POINTS

Career: 6.88; Boise Moon, 2006-10

Season: 64; Matt Hausheer, 2005 Career: 140; Matt Hausheer, 2005-09 PATs MADE

Game: 6; Jacob Harfman, twice 2007 Game: 15; Larry McCartney, 10/13/07vs.StXa 6; Matt Hausheer, 10/1/05 vs. ODU Season:79; Ian Iler, 2009 6; Rodion Potapenko, 10/30/10 @Mo. S&T Career: 148; Howard Glover, 1999-01 Season: 30; Jacob Harfman, 2007

YARDS Game: 226; Lance Predmore, 11/7/98@StFr Season: 1,000; Lance Predmore, 1998 Career: 2,226; Howard Glover, 1999-01 TOUCHDOWNS Game: 4; Marc Burr, 8/26/06 vs.So. Va. Season: 12; Marc Burr, 2006 Career: 17; Barry Quinn, 2004-07 LG. TD REC, 97 yd; H. Glover vs.Witt, ‘01 YARDS/RECEPTION (min. 1 rec/gm) Season: 20.1; Bobby Mason, 2004 Career: 16.9; Lance Predmore, 1997-2000 RETURN RECORDS PUNT RETURNS Game: 7; Troy Brookins, 9/12/09 vs. Dayton Season:31; Troy Brookins, 2009 Career: 50; Trip Hopkins, 1991-94

2010

32.3

2010

Season: 54; Tom Thompson, 1987 Career: 147; Jeff Crawford, 1990-92 TOTAL TACKLES Game: 22; Jay Jude, 9/4/93 vs. Taylor 22; Charles Boyd, 11/08/03 vs. Walsh Season: 152; Charles Boyd, 2003 Career: 373; Charles Boyd SACKS

Fewest Points Scored 68

1995

Fewest PPG

6.8

1995

TDs Scored

52

2010

Most Rushing Yards

1,998 2003

Fewest Rushing Yards474

FewAvg.Rush.Yds/Gm47.4

Career: 48.0; Travis Brisco, 2007-10 TACKLES FOR LOSS Game: 6; Shawn Lewis, 10/17/09 vs.St. Joe Season: 28.5; Travis Brisco, 2010 Career: 80.0; Travis Brisco, 2007-10 INTERCEPTIONS

472

2003

Avg. Yds. Per Rush

5.0

2006

Rushing TDs

19

2005

Most PassingYards

2,903 1998

Season: 10; Vernon Johnson, 1986 Cons. Games with 1 INT: 5; Juan McKeever, 2010 PASSES BROKEN UP Game: 4; Multiple players Season: 16; Robert Hawkins, 2005 Career: 45; Robert Hawkins, 2002-2005

Few.Avg.Pass.Yds/Gm80.6

1995

Passing TDs

2010

Career: 68; Matt Hausheer, 2005-09 PATs ATTEMPTED

Career: 15, Travis Brisco, 2007-10 Cons. Games with at least 1 FF:5, Vince Scalmato, 2004 (7 FFs in 5 gms) FUMBLE RECOVERIES Game: 4; Spencer Brown, 9/4/93 vs. Taylor

Game: 7; Alan Hess, 8/26/06 vs. So. Va. 7; Jacob Harfman, 9/29/07 vs. Taylor

Season: 5; Spencer Brown, 1993 5. Rasheed Day, 1993

Season: 34; Jacob Harfman, 2007

Career: 5; Seven Diff. Players (Last, T. Brisco 2007-10)

Career: 84; Matt Hausheer, 2005-09 FGs MADE Game: 3; Brent Hardin, 10/7/95 @Tiffin 3; Matt Hausheer, twice, 2005 Season: 14; Matt Hausheer, 2005 Career: 24; Matt Hausheer, 2005-09 FGs ATTEMPTED Game: 4; Jacob Harfman, 9/1/07 vs.WVTec Season: 19; Matt Hausheer, 2005 Career: 44; Matt Hausheer 2005-09 LONGEST FG 47 yds; Matt Hausheer, 10/29/05@Quincy

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Fewest Passing INTs 7

2010

Most Passing INTs

26

1998

Total Yards

4,269 2010

Most Total Yds/Gm.

388.1 2010

LONGEST FUMBLE RETURN 98 yards for a TD Juan McKeever 9/25/10 at #8 Walsh BLOCKED KICKS Game: 2; Marcus Lewis, 9/3/2005 vs. SHU Season: 4; Marcus Lewis, 2005 Career: 7; Marcus Lewis, 2004-05 QB Hurries

217

2010

Fewest Penalties

67

2000

Fewest Penalty Yards 617

Season: 28; Travis Brisco, 2010

2000

Most Penalties

111

2005

Most Penalty Yards

952

2010

Fewest Sacks All.

13

2005

Net Punting

35.8

2005

41%

2006

79%

2005

15,361 2005 2,577 2010 No.

Yr

181

1987

20.1

2004

Most Points Allowed

431

2002

Most PPG Allowed

40.7

1996

TDs Allowed

28

2004

Fewest Rush. YdsAll. 869 Most Rush. Yds. All.

2006

2,357 2002

Few. RushYds/GmAll. 79.0

2006

Most RushYds/GmAll. 214.3 2002 Fewest Pass. Yds.All. 1,434 2004 Most Pass. Yds. All.

2,702 2005

Few. PassYds/GmAll. 130.4 2004 Most PassYds/GmAll. 245.6 2005 Fewest Pass. TDsAll. 10

1998

Most Pass. TDs All.

29

2000

Interceptions

17

2009

Few. Total Yds. All.

2,841 2004

Few.Yds/Gm Avg.All. 258.3 2004

Game: 11; Travis Brisco, 10/2/10vs.SWBap. Low.Avg.Yds/PlayAll. 4 Career: 61; Travis Brisco, 2007-10

2010

First Downs

2; Barry Quinn, 9/24/05 vs. #27 Olivet Naz. 2; Travis Brisco, 9/29/07 at Taylor Home Attend./Avg. 2; Shawn Lewis 9/1/07 at West Virginia Tec 2; Travis Brisco, 9/19/09 vs. Tusculum Defensive Records 2; Travis Brisco, 9/4/10 at WV Wesleyan 2; Wes Edwards, 9/11/10 vs. Seton Hill Fewest Points All. 2; Travis Brisco, 9/18/10 at #24 Tusculum Fewest PPG Allowed Season:7; Vince Scalmato, 2004 7, Travis Brisco, 2010

1995

MostAvg.Pass.Yds/Gm263.9 1998

Game: 3; Charles Ramsey, 10/24/98 at Tiffin 3; Elgin Card, 9/23/89 vs. Campbellsville High.Avg.Yds.PerPlay 5.5 Career: 14; Robert Hawkins, 2002-05

2000

Most Rushing Atts.

Game: 5; Travis Brisco, 9/19/09 vs. Tusc. Fewest Passing Yards 806 5; Travis Brisco, 9/18/10 @#24 Tusc. Season: 16.0;Travis Brisco, 2010

2000

MostAvg.RushYds/Gm181.6 2003

Home Attendance

Game: 12; Matt Hausheer, twice, 2005

RECEPTIONS

Yr

355

3rd Down Conv. FORCED FUMBLES Game: 24; Marc Burr, 8/26/06 vs. So. Va. 24; DJ Mendenhall, 9/18/10 @#24 Tusc. Game: 2; Vince Scalmato, 10/2/04vs.OhioDo 4th Down Conv. Season: 72; Marc Burr, 2006 2; Vince Scalmato, 10/23/04 vs. Malone

Season:9.7; Boise Moon, 2009 RECEIVING RECORDS

No.

Points Scored

RECORD BOOKS

YARDS Game: 268; Boise Moon, 11/14/09vs.CentralS

Offensive Records

Game: 18; Steve Kirby, 10/29/95 vs. Findlay PPG

PUNT RETURN AVERAGE

Career: 453; Ryan Gehlert, 2004-07

INTERCEPTIONS

DEFENSIVE RECORDS

Game: 110; Bobby Mason, 10/9/04 vs. Taylo

COMPLETIONS

2004

Few. 1st Downs All.

162

2004

Sacks

44

2007

45


NCAA D-II All-Americans 2010 Travis Brisco, First Team, LB Second Team AP All-American 2nd Team D2Football.com All-American

NCAA D-II Cactus Bowl Selections 2010 Travis Brisco, LB Bill Nickell, C 2009 Troy Brookins, CB

HONORS/AWARDS

NAIA All-Americans 1986 Vernon Johnson, Hon. Ment, DB 1988 NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete Martin Radosevic, TE/FB 1993 Trip Hopkins, First Team, KR 1998 Dave Taynor, Hon. Ment., OL Also NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete 2002 Charles Boyd, Hon. Ment., LB NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes Bryan Okuley Brian Shoup 2003 Charles Boyd, First Team, LB NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes Mubarak Abdurraqib Brian Shoup** 2004 Vince Scalmato, First Team, DE Bobby Mason, First Team, RS Robert Hawkins, Hon. Ment., DB NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete Vince Scalmato 2005 Marcus Lewis, Second Team, DL Matt Branch, Hon. Ment. P NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes Vince Scalmato** Kevin Weber 2006 NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete Kevin Weber** 2007 Shawn Lewis, First Team, DE NAIA All-America Scholar Athletes Robert Colpoys, OL Ross Raubenolt, FB Kevin Weber, LB***

Victory Sports Network All-Americans 2006 Kirk Hannah, Hon. Ment., RB 2007 Shawn Lewis, 2nd Team, DE

Hansen Gazette All-Americans 2002 Charles Boyd, Hon. Ment., LB 2003 Charles Boyd, First Team, LB Ein Whatley, Hon. Ment., LB 2004 Vince Scalmato, Second Team, DL Bobby Mason, Second Team, KR 2005 Mitch Murphy, First Team, DL Marcus Lewis, Second Team, DL Robert Hawkins, Second Team, DB Matt Hausheer, Third Team, PK 2006 Marc Burr, Second Team, WR Kirk Hannah, Hon. Ment., RB

All District 22 Honorees 1986 Steve Evans,LB Vernon Johnson, DB 1987 BradLevell, K Honorable Mention Doug Rutan, QB Grady Parks, RB Rob Rogan, WR Mike Browhard, OL Steve Phillips, DB 1988 Bill Davis, OL Rob Rogan, WR Grady Parks, RB Chris Baker, DL MattMaglidc, DB Honorable Mention Tony Servitto, QB John Rakestraw, TE Ron Quesenberry, DB

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Dan Scott, DB Carl Perry, RB 1989 Chris Cordi, OL Grady Parks, RB Tony Havens, DL Dan Scott, DB Honorable Mention Bill Davis, OL Mike Pavolino, LB Joe Henry, LB Elgin Card, DB Tony Holland, TE 1990 Bill Davis, OL Tim Thomas, DB Honorable Mention Junior Compton, WR Tony Havens, DL Tony Houston, LB Joe Henry, LB Jeff Crawford, DB 1991 Tim Flock, WR Joe Henry, OL Terry Rogan, RB Jeff Crawford, LB Jeremy Wolford, DL Tim Thomas, DB Elgin Card, DB Honorable Mention John Cryer, DB Jeff Burriss, LB Jay Jude, LB Chris WIlis, WR Todd Yosick, RB 1992 Tim Flock, WR Richard Weber, OL Jeff Crawford, LB Lance Morgan, DL Elgin Card, DB Heath Maynard, P Honorable Mention Paul Williams, DB Allen Henderson, DB Michael Wolfe, OL Bryan Wilson, TE Trip Hopkins, WR/KR 1993 Lance Morgan, DL Richard Weber, OL Trip Hopkins, KR Jeremy Wolford, DL Honorable Mention Jay Jude, LB Dave McMann, DB Ronnie Wallace, QB Paul Williams, DB Bryan Wilson, TE

AII-MSFA Honorees 1994 Clint Wiley, DL Jay Jude, DB Second Team Trip Hopkins, WR Mike Dixon, LB Honorable Mention Brian Bear, QB Tony Naylor, SB Jason McAtee, OL Brad Potter, TE Steve Kirby, LB Dave McMann, DB Leroy Thornton, DB 1995 Second Team Shane Patterson, OL Mike Dixon, LB Honorable Mention Steve Kirby, LB Brad Potter, TE All-Academic Scott Greene, DL Richard Newsome, OL 1996 Matt Grupe, P Second Team Chris Castle, WR Scott Brown, OL Honorable Mention Kevin Horne, DS Mike Muncie, LB Rod Wilson, SS 1997 Danny Hoke, RB Rod Wilson, DB Honorable Mention Frank Carrico, QB Lance Predmore, WR Dave Taynor, OL

Mike Muncie, LB Scott Brown, OL All-Academic Dave Taynor, C Brian Roberts, DE G.C. Kimmel, DL Chad Liler, OT 1998 Dave Taynor, OL Second Team Frank Carrico, QB Matt Miranda, WR Lance Predmore, WR Brian Baum, DT Charles Ramsey, DS Honorable Mention Joe Hunter, RB Matt King, DB James Davis, DB Erich Hopkins, DL Jackie Fails, DL Lenny West, DL Mike Muncie, LB Rod Wilson, FS 1999 Second Team Marco Knorr, WR Joe Hunter, RB Lawrence Dickerson, DB Honorable Mention Eric Smith, QB Kenny Kirby, OL Aaron Williams, OL Matt Ward, DL Matt King, DL Brian Carter, DL Charles Beckett, DB All-Academic Mike Bufano 2000 Second Team Howard Glover, WR Erich Hopkins, DL Honorable Mention Lamar Kendall, WR Larry Brown Eric Moore, DB Mike Portis, CB Brian Shoup, OL 2001 Howard Glover, WR Second Team Charles Boyd, LB All-Academic Bryan Okuley Ryan Swift Kipp Nelson Rick Reichow 2002 Second Team Mike McConnell, RB Charles Boyd, LB Ein Whatley, DB Kipp Nelson, WR Honorable Mention Kodi Lindsey, LB Mike Portis, DB Robert Hawkins, DB Ryan Swift, WR John Williams, WR Roger King, OL Rick Reichow, OL All-Academic Brian Shoup Mubarak Abdurraqib Bryan Okuley Rick Reichow 2003 Charles Boyd, LB Second Team Brian Shoup, OL Roger King, OL Ein Whatley, DB Honorable Mention Mike McConnell, RB Josh Jones, RB Wymon Parham, RB Travis Elyea, OL Steve Cole, OL Vince Scalmato, LB Bryan Conlon, LB Robert Hawkins, DB All-Academic Brian Shoup*** Vince Scalmato Mubarak Abdurraqib*** Robert Brox Heath Butler Bryan Conlon

2004 Vincent Scalmato, DE Bobby Mason, WR & RS Robert Hawkins, DB Second Team Purnell Sweeney, TE Roger King, OL Luther Henderson, RB Robert Garey, DB Honorable Mention Josh Jones, RB Mike Widmer, OL Steve Cole, OL Marcus Lewis, DL Mitch Murphy, DL Terrance Turner, DB MSFA Assistant Coach of the Year Tim Place All-Academic Josh Jones Mike Salas Vince Scalmato 2005 Vince Scalmato, DL Robert Hawkins, DB Marcus Lewis, DL Matt Hausheer, PK Second Team Luther Henderson, RB Rob Orta, RB Barry Quinn, WR Mike Widmer, OL Steve Cole, OL Mitch Murphy, DE Robert Garey, LB Jermaine Toney, DB Honorable Mention Marc Burr II, WR Robert Coploys, OL Kevin Weber, LB All-Academic Vince Scalmato*** Josh Jones Kevin Weber Dustin Snow 2006 Kirk Hannah, RB Second Team Ben Bastin, LB Marc Burr, WR TommyJones, OL Shawn Lewis, DE Purnell Sweeney, TE Jermaine Toney, DB Mike Widmer, OL Honorable Mention Robert Delahanty, DE Ryan Gehlert, QB Kyle Lockett, DL Barry Quinn, WR Kevin Weber, LB** Brian Wetzler, DL All-Academic Dustin Price Kevin Weber** Brian Wetzler 2007 Travis Brisco, DE Shawn Lewis, DE** Second Team Rasul Basit, DB Kirk Hannah, RB** Kyle Lockett, DT** Thomas Rogan, OL Honorable Mention Luther Henderson, RB** Chad Kinkead, LB Kevin Weber, LB*** All-Academic Robert Colpoys Craig Cross Ross Raubenolt Kevin Weber*** Bryan Wetzler**

All-NCAA D-II Independent 2008 Kirk Hannah, RB Alex Duwell, OL Craig Cross, OL Travis Brisco, LB Jason Conner, CB/PR Second Team Jerrod Gaines, WR Brian Wetzler, DL Justin Stechenfinger, LB All-Academic Justin Burum Craig Cross Chad Kinkead

Eli Oliver Brian Wetzler 2009 Travis Brisco, LB** (Def. PotY) Troy Brookins, CB Shawn Lewis, DE Second Team Ian Iler, WR/RB Chad Kinkead, LB Independent Coach of the Year Dave Taynor 2010 Travis Brisco, LB*** (Def. PotY) Juan McKeever, S Bill Nickell, C Second Team Perry Jenkins, DL Boise Moon, RB Matt Hightower, LB

All-GLFC Honorees 2010 D.J. Mendenhall, QB (Off. PotY, Freshman of the Year) Travis Brisco, LB (Def. PotY, LBotY) Boise Moon, RB (RBotY) Evan Morrisey, TE Bill Nickell, C Ethan Oakley, OL Perry Jenkins, DL Juan McKeever, S Second Team Boise Moon, RS Matt Hightower, WR Alex Maxson, OL Erique Robertson, LB Traylin Taylor, LB Wes Edwards, DB Brandon Jackson, DB Honorable Mention John McCoy**, P Joe Webb, WR All-Academic Bill Nickell Nate Wilburn-Ogletree John McCoy Rodion Potapenko Brandon Jackson Steven Allen Drew Underwood Shane Cahill *** — 3-Time Selections ** — 2-Time Selections


1985 (1-0 varsity) Head Coach - Ray DeCola Urbana 30, Tiffin 7

Defiance 59, Urbana 7 Findlay 47, Urbana 12 Olivet Nazarene 27, Urbana 13

1986 (4-4-1) Head Coach - Ray DeCola WV Tech 40, Urbana 7 Bluffton 22, Urbana 21 Urbana 13, Waynesburg 10 Wilmington 41, Urbana 7 Urbana 35, Tiffin 15 Urbana 13, Iowa Wesleyan 4 (HC) Urbana 38, Defiance 15 Urbana 20, Anderson 20 (tie) W. Liberty State 45, Urbana 20

1993 (2-7) Head Coach - Don Akers Urbana 49, Taylor 21 Union 51, Urbana 32 Manchester 22, Urbana 14 Urbana 38, Malone 20 (HC) Tiffin 21, Urbana 14 Bluffton 21, Urbana 15 Defiance 37, Urbana 0 Findlay 44, Urbana 6 Dayton 49, Urbana 6

1987 (4-5) Head Coach - Ray DeCola Urbana 1, Wilmington 0 (forfeit) Bluffton 22, Urbana 6 Waynesburg 29, Urbana 12 Georgetown 37, Urbana 13 Tiffin 20, Urbana 17 Urbana 48, Iowa Wesleyan 30 Urbana 31, Defiance 7 (HC) Urbana 27, Anderson 7 W. Liberty State 29, Urbana 0

1994 (3-7, 0-4 MSFA) Head Coach - Dan Wesson Urbana 24, Taylor 14 Union 48, Urbana 28 Urbana 28, Manchester 13 Geneva 33, Urbana 7 Malone 42, Urbana 16 Tiffin 14, Urbana 10 (HC) Urbana 21, Bluffton 20 Westminster 35, Urbana 6 Findlay 39, Urbana 7 Wilmington 33, Urbana 22

1989 (2-7) Head Coach - Don Akers Central State 63, Urbana 0 Muskingum 13, Urbana 5 Bluffton 26, Urbana 24 Urbana 24, Campbellsville 6 Olivet 28, Urbana 6 Wilmington 21, Urbana 7 Tiffin 29, Urbana 18 Defiance 31, Urbana 14 (HC) Findlay 66, Urbana 7 Urbana 18, Union 6 1990 (0-9-1) Head Coach - Don Akers Olivet Nazarene 27, Urbana 18 Muskingum 21, Urbana 7 Georgetown 27, Urbana 6 Union 11, Urbana 0 Wilmington 31, Urbana 0 (HC) Urbana 13, Tiffin 13 (tie) Defiance 26, Urbana 6 Findlay 44, Urbana 17 Dayton 62, Urbana 10 Bluffton 42, Urbana 25 1991 (1-9) Head Coach - Don Akers Dayton 42, Urbana 0 Taylor 17, Urbana 0 Georgetown 78, Urbana 25 Cumberland 28, Urbana 7 Mt. St. Joseph 34, Urbana 14 (HC) Tiffin 36, Urbana 6 Waynesburg 31, Urbana 6 Findlay 62, Urbana 9 Urbana 14, Bluffton 7 1992 (3-6) Head Coach - Don Akers Urbana 17, Waynesburg 7 Urbana 42, Taylor 36 Georgetown 49, Urbana 8 Dayton 45, Urbana 0 Tiffin 28, Urbana 10 (HC) Urbana 20, Bluffton 14

1995 (0-10, 0-4 MSFA) Head Coach - Dan Wesson Walsh 10, Urbana 7 Mt. St. Joseph 31, Urbana 0 Geneva 59, Urbana 12 Malone 56, Urbana 6 Tiffin 22, Urbana 9 Bluffton 17, Urbana 14 Taylor 14, Urbana 7 (HC) Findlay 37, Urbana 3 Wilmington 21, Urbana 10 Westminster 34, Urbana 0 1996 (1-9, 0-6 MSFA) Head Coach - Dan Wesson Wilmington 29, Urbana 3 Mt. St. Joseph 35, Urbana 14 St. Ambrose 51, Urbana 0 Walsh 35, Urbana 6 Geneva 48, Urbana 0 Tiffin 56, Urbana 27 Urbana 15, St. Xavier 13 (HC) Westminster 51, Urbana 0 Malone 34, Urbana 6 Tri-State 55, Urbana 14 1997 (0-10, 0-6 MSFA) Head Coach - Denny Compston Wilmington 26, Urbana 20 Mt. St. Joseph 10, Urbana 0 Olivet Nazarene 44, Urbana 16 Iowa Wesleyan 36, Urbana 7 Westminster 55, Urbana 6 Malone 42, Urbana 7 (HC) Tri-State 35, Urbana 9 Walsh 18, Urbana 6 Geneva 42, Urbana 6 Tiffin 27, Urbana 0 1998 (5-5, 2-4 MSFA) Head Coach - Denny Compston Wilmington 28, Urbana 20 Urbana 21, Aurora 18 Urbana 29, Mt. St. Joseph 3 McKendree 31, Urbana 21 Tri-State 43, Urbana 0 (HC) Walsh 27, Urbana 21 (OT) Urbana 46, Trinity International 34 Urbana 17, Tiffin 6 Urbana 37, Geneva 30 St. Francis, IN 61, Urbana 26 1999 (1-9, 0-6 MSFA) Head Coach - Denny Compston Wilmington 48, Urbana 17 Aurora 20, Urbana 6 Urbana 13, Mt. St. Joseph 10 Taylor 49, Urbana 19

2000 (1-9, 1-5 MSFA) Head Coach - Keenan Leichty Wittenberg 42, Urbana 17 Thomas More, Ky. 41, Urbana 19 St. Xavier, IL 47, Urbana 0 Olivet Nazarene, IL 41, Urbana 23 Tiffin 31, Urbana 0 St. Francis, IN 44, Urbana 14 (HC) Urbana 28, Malone 16 Tri-State 37, Urbana 13 Walsh 48, Urbana 21 Geneva 58, Urbana 0 2001 (1-9, 0-6 MSFA) Head Coach - Keenan Leichty Wittenberg 44, Urbana 13 St. Xavier, IL 21, Urbana 0 Olivet Nazarene, 29, Urbana 6 Tiffin 55, Urbana 15 Urbana 28, William Penn, Iowa 16 St. Francis, IN 42, Urbana 38 Malone 22, Urbana 10 (HC) Tri-State 62, Urbana 20 Walsh 59, Urbana 7 Geneva 56, Urbana 0 2002 (1-10, 1-5 MSFA) Head Coach - Todd Murgatroyd Hanover 47, Urbana 14 Wittenberg 37, Urbana 10 St. Francis, IL 33, Urbana 17 St. Xavier 48, Urbana 3 Bluffton 31, Urbana 14 Urbana 28, Taylor 21 (HC) St. Francis, IN 70, Urbana 0 Malone 52, Urbana 10 Tri-State 21, Urbana 14 Walsh 51, Urbana 0 Geneva 20, Urbana 14 2003 (3-8, 2-4 MSFA) Head Coach - Todd Murgatroyd Hanover (Ind.) 34, Urbana 17 Wittenberg 38, Urbana 12 St. Fran. (Ill.) 31, Urbana 28 (2OT) St. Xavier (Ill.) 45, Urbana 7 Urbana 31, Bluffton 13 (HC) Urbana 49, Taylor (Ind.) 20 St. Francis (Ind.) 38, Urbana 23 Urbana 48, Malone 17 Quincy (Ill.) 33, Urbana 10 Walsh 41, Urbana 3 Geneva (Pa) 41, Urbana 10 2004 (5-6, 5-2 MFSA) Head Coach - Todd Murgatroyd W. Liberty St. 28, Urbana 27 (OT) St. Francis, ( Ill.) 29, Urbana 27 Trinity ( Ill.) 16, Urbana 14 Olivet Nazerene 17, Urbana 14 Urbana 29, Ohio Dominican 16 Urbana 45, Taylor 0 (HC) St. Francis ( Ind.) 37, Urbana 20 Urbana 30, Malone 27 Urbana 30, Quincy ( Ill.) 16 Walsh 32, Urbana 28 Urbana 10, Geneva (Pa.) 3

#20 Geneva (Pa.) 21, #32 Urbana 20 2006 (5-6, 2-5 MSFA) Head Coach - Tim Place Urbana 52, Southern Virginia 7 Urbana 37, Central State 26 Tennessee-Martin 28, Urbana 0 Urbana 24, #7 McKendree 19 #20 Urbana 14, Taylor 7 (HC) #2 St. Fran., Ind. 35, #18 Urbana 12 #28 Malone 27, #25 Urbana 24 (OT) Urbana 33, Seton Hill 7 #4 Walsh 24, Urbana 7 Geneva 24, Urbana 21 #17 Ohio Dominican 21, Urbana 15 2007 (6-5, 3-4 MSFA) Head Coach - Tim Place Urbana 27, WV Tech 21 (2OT) Dayton 45, Urbana 7 Urbana 23, #15 McKendree 21 Urbana 45, St. Francis (IL) 13 Urbana 51, Taylor 6 #24 Urbana 9, #15 Walsh 6 (HC) #6 St. Xavier 41, #19 Urbana 13 #12 Malone 21, Urbana 7 #5 St. Francis, IN 42, Urbana 16 #3 Ohio Dominican 50, Urbana 28 Urbana 42, Marian 14 2008 (1-10) Head Coach - Dave Taynor Findlay 26, Urbana 0 Urbana 28, West Virginia Tech 19 Tusculum 21, Urbana 0 #21 St. Francis (IL) 27, Urbana 23 Taylor 14, Urbana 13 (OT) (HC) Walsh 30, Urbana 21 #16 St. Xavier 35, Urbana 7 #18 Malone 22, Urbana 6 #3 St. Francis (IN) 62, Urbana 20 #24 Ohio Dominican 56, Urbana 0 Marian 35, Urbana 28 (OT) 2009 (6-5) Head Coach - Dave Taynor Findlay 42, Urbana 21 Urbana 20, West Virginia Wesleyan 19 Urbana 13, Dayton 10 Tusculum 45, Urbana 35 #24 Walsh 59, Urbana 21 Urbana 24, Kentucky Wesleyan 16 Urbana 21, St. Joseph’s 14 (HC) Lake Erie 20, Urbana 6 #21 Ohio Dominican 21, Urbana 12 Urbana 30, Seton Hill 14 Urbana 40, Central State 8

YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS

1988 (5-5) Head Coach - Doug Sams Central State 61, Urbana 6 Muskingum 26, Urbana 14 Bluffton 39, Urbana 29 Urbana 35, Campbellsville 6 Urbana 31, Olivet 3 Urbana 1, Wilmington 0 (forfeit) Urbana 21, Tiffin 6 (HC) Urbana 34, Defiance 22 Findlay 42, Urbana 21 Union 16, Urbana 14

Tiffin 66, Urbana 26 St. Ambrose 15, Urbana 7 (HC) St. Francis, IN 35, Urbana 12 Malone 20, Urbana 0 Walsh 28, Urbana 24 Geneva 42, Urbana 17

2010 (5-6, 2-1 GLFC) Head Coach - Dave Taynor West Virginia Wesleyan 17, Urbana 14 Urbana 44, Seton Hill 13 #24 Tusculum 39, Urbana 36 #8 Walsh 34, Urbana 33 Southwest Baptist 50, Urbana 21 Urbana 39, Kentucky Wesleyan 25 (HC) St. Joseph's 27, Urbana 20 Charleston 44, Urbana 34 Urbana 42, Missouri S&T 25 Urbana 40, Central State 12 Urbana 32, Notre Dame College 0 Overall Record (26 seasons) 72-182-2 (.285)

26-Year Record vs. 2011 Opponents Wayne State University (Mich.): 0-0 2005 (6-5, 3-4 MSFA) University of Charleston (WV): 0-1 Head Coach - Todd Murgatroyd William Jewell College: 0-0 Urbana 28, Seton Hill (Pa.) 27 Walsh University: 1-15 St. Francis (Ill.) 19, Urbana 16 Southwest Baptist University: 0-1 Urbana 39, Trinity (Ill.) 31 Kentucky Wesleyan College: 2-0 #26 Urbana 19, Olivet Nazarene 17 1-1 #23 Urbana 42, Ohio Dominican 24 (HC) St. Joseph’s College: Notre Dame College (OH): 1-0 #18 Urbana 30, Taylor (Ind.) 17 Missouri S&T University: 1-0 #2 St. Fran.(Ind.) 35, #16 Urbana 3 Seton Hill University: 4-0 #20 Urbana 42, Malone 34 Quincy (Ill.) 45, #17 Urbana 30 Lincoln University (MO): 0-0 #14 Walsh 31, #24 Urbana 14 vs. All 2011 Opponents: 10-18

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