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Table of Contents University Quick Facts Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winston-Salem, NC Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1892 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,557 Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red & White Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rams Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amon (III) The Ram Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowman Gray Stadium Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,000 Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natural Grass (Bermuda) Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes Bowman Gray Record . . . . . . . 39-23-1(Under Blount) All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . 334-245-21 (65 years) MEAC Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None All-Time Bowl/Playoff Record . . . . . . . 2-6 (Division II) Years in Postseason Play . . . . . . . . . . 8 (Division II) Last Bowl Game . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Pioneer Bowl Result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WSSU 9, Tuskegee 12

This is Winston-Salem State University WSSU History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Directions to WSSU Athletic Facilities . . . 8 WSSU Chancellor Dr. Donald J. Reaves . . 9 WSSU Athletic History . . . . . . . . . . 10 WSSU and the NAIA . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Winston-Salem, NC . . . . . . . . . . . 13

ADMINISTRATION Chancellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Donald J. Reaves Athletic Director . . . . . . . . Dr. Percy “Chico” Caldwell Associate A.D./SWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tonia Walker Associate A.D./Compliance . . . . . . . . Merlene Aitken Associate A.D./External Affairs . . . . . . . . Terry Hines Assistant A.D./Media Relations . . . . . . . . . Chris Zona Assistant A.D./Facilities . . . . . . . Lavern “J.R.” Pringle Academic Services Coordinator . . . . Dr. X. Maurice Allen NCAA Faculty Representative . . . . Dr. Cynthia Williams Athletics Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2141 ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant AD/Media Relations . . . . . . . . . Chris Zona Zona Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2143 Zona Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 416-6452 Zona Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2144 Zona E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . zonac@wssu.edu Zona Alternate E-mail . . . . . . . . wssusid@yahoo.com Assistant Director/Media Relations . . . . Trevin Goodwin Goodwin Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2909 Goodwin Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 416-7220 Goodwin Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2144 Goodwin E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . goodwintq@wssu.edu WSSU Athletic Website . . . . . . . . . . . wssurams.com Press Box Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 788-3432 SID Mailing Address . . . . . . . 200 C.E. Gaines Center c/o Dept. of Athletics Winston-Salem, NC 27110 SPORTS MEDICINE/ATHLETIC TRAINING Head Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrell Turner Turner’s Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2597 Turner’s E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . turnerda@wssu.edu

Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics WSSU Athletics Administration Dr. Percy “Chico”Caldwell . . . . . . . . 16 Tonia Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 NCAA Compliance Merlene Aitken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dr. Dennis Felder . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 NCAA Compliance Guidelines . . . . . . 18

Winston-Salem State University Rams Football CoSIDA and 2007 Opponent CoSIDA Information WSSU CoSIDA Fact Sheet . . . 2007 Alphabetical Roster . . . 2007 Numerical Roster . . . . 2007 Depth Chart . . . . . . . 2007 Football Season Outlook .

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Opponent CoSIDA Information NC A&T University . . . . . . . . . . Coastal Carolina University . . . . . . Morgan State University . . . . . . . S.C. State University . . . . . . . . . Howard University . . . . . . . . . . Florida A&M University . . . . . . . Bethune-Cookman College . . . . . Hampton University . . . . . . . . . Delaware State University . . . . . . NC Central University . . . . . . . . Norfolk State University . . . . . . .

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Opponent Sports Information Directors . . . . . . . . 58 MEAC 2007 Composite Schedule . . 59

WSSU Athletic Media Relations Chris Zona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Trevin Goodwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Media Relations Contact Information . . . 19 Media Relations Mission Statement . . . 19 Office of Media Relations Guidelines . . . 20 WSSU Sports Medicine Darrell Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . 21 Academic Athletic Support Services Dr. X. Maurice Allen . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Dr. Cynthia Williams Brown . . . . . . . 22 Athletic Support Staff J.R. Pringle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lori Dobbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Dunlap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WSSU Athletics Directory . . . . . . . . WSSU Division I Classification . . . . . . The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference . . Teams of the MEAC . . . . . . . . . . .

Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics Facilities

Bowman Gray Stadium . . . . . . . . . C.E. Gaines Canter . . . . . . . . . . . LJVM Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennis Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upcoming Projects . . . . . . . . . . .

WSSU Athletics in Review

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Athletics in Review . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Amon Booster Club . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Coaching Staff Head Coach Kermit Blount . . . . . 62 Bount All-Time vs. Opponents . . . . 63 First-Team All CIAA Players in the Coach Kermit Blount Era . . . . . . . . . . 63 Mike Ketchum . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Nicholas Calcutta . . . . . . . . . . 65 Keith Gaither . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Aaron Federspeil . . . . . . . . . . 66 Cody Crill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sherman Simmons . . . . . . . . . 67 Kevin Downing . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Jay Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 DeValdean Penn . . . . . . . . . . . 68


Table of Contents FOOTBALL STAFF Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kermit W. Blount Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WSSU, 1980 Coaching Record at WSSU . . . . . . 81-64-3 (14 Seasons) Coaching Record Overall . . . . . . . 81-64-3 (14 seasons) Football Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2148 Football Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2144 Football Mailing Address . . . . . . 200 C.E. Gaines Center, c/o Dept. of Athletics Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Player Profiles Anthony Adams . . . . . . . . . . 70 Bennie Barbour . . . . . . . . . . 70 Lorenzo Barr . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Bryant Bayne . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Nathaniel Biggs . . . . . . . . . . 70 Jerrick “Jed” Bines . . . . . . . . 70 Ernest Blakley . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Joseph Blanks . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Herman Blount . . . . . . . . . . 71 Clyde Burroughs . . . . . . . . . . 71 Darrian Bynum . . . . . . . . . . 71 Alex Chandler . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Marcus Coates . . . . . . . . . . 72 Juan Corders . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Mario Dawson . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Kevin Dorsey, Jr. . . . . . . . . . 72 Brandon Dow . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Roderick Fluellen . . . . . . . . . 73 Thadeus Griffin . . . . . . . . . . 73 William Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Michael Helton . . . . . . . . . . 73 Javon Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . 74 David Irizarry . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Thomas Johnson . . . . . . . . . 74 Brian Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Quentin Jones . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Desmond Jordan . . . . . . . . . 74 Edward Jordan, Jr. . . . . . . . . . 75 Shawn Kearney . . . . . . . . . . 75 Johnathan Kinzer . . . . . . . . . 75 Omar Kizzie . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Jamaine Mack . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Richard Marcellus . . . . . . . . . 75 Chedrick Marshall . . . . . . . . . 75 Thurman McDonald . . . . . . . . 76 Brandon McRae . . . . . . . . . . 76 Michael Merritt . . . . . . . . . . 76 DeRon Middleton . . . . . . . . . 76 Jared Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Michael Moore . . . . . . . . . . 76

Nathan Munford, IV . . . . . . . . Jonathan Myers . . . . . . . . . . Keith Newton . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Noble, Jr. . . . . . . . . . Keith Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . Tionti Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . Monte Purvis . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Reaves . . . . . . . . . . Demetrius Rivers . . . . . . . . . Michael Scarbrough . . . . . . . . Edgar “Ty” Scott . . . . . . . . . . Jaquin Sessoms . . . . . . . . . . Cory Shepard . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Sherrod . . . . . . . . . . . Devease Simpson . . . . . . . . . Murrell Streeter, Jr. . . . . . . . . Demetrius Swindell . . . . . . . . Corey Swinnie . . . . . . . . . . . Lonnie Teasley . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Wynn . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NEWCOMERS Jarrett Dunston . . . . . . . . . . William Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Doberson . . . . . . . . . Jamaule Glover . . . . . . . . . . Julian Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . Montez Ham . . . . . . . . . . . John Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . Lamarcius Jenkins . . . . . . . . . Nazir LeVine . . . . . . . . . . . . Tramain Melvin . . . . . . . . . . Matt Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . Lavelle Tucker . . . . . . . . . . . Chris West . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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WSSU Geographical Roster . . . . 82 Rams in the Community . . . . . . 83 2007 WSSU Football Uniforms . . 84

Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . (Position/Alma Mater) Mike Ketchum . . . . (Defensive Coordinator/Guilford, 1978) Nick Calcutta . . . (Offensive Coordinator/ Millersville, 1982) Aaron Federspiel . . . . . . (Running Backs/WSSU, 2003) Keith Gaither . . . . . . . . . (Defensive Backs/Elon, 1997) Cody Crill . . . . . . . . (Offensive Line/Angelo State, 2002) Sherman Simmons . . . . . . (Defensive Line/WSSU, 1982) Kevin Downing . . . . . . . . . (Safeties/NC Central, 2002) Director of Football Operations . . . . . . . . . Jay Robinson Football Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . Jay Robinson Football Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . Aaron Federspiel RAMS 2007 Schedule/Credits This is your copy of the 2007 media guide for Winston-Salem State University football. The Office of Athletic Media Relations hopes it will make your job of covering the Rams easier and more factual. If you desire additional information, feel free to contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations in person in the C.E. Gaines Center, Office Suite #108, or via phone at (336) 750-2143. Credits The 2007 Winston-Salem State University football media guide is a publication of the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations. Writing/Editing - The guide was written by Chris Zona, WSSU Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations and Trevin Goodwin, WSSU Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations. Editorial Assistance – Sigrid Hall of the WSSU Office of Marketing and Communications, and Kevin Troup of the Winston-Salem Journal. Other Assistance – Terry Hines, William Patterson, Sigrid Hall, Dr. Chico Caldwell, Tonia Walker and the staff of the WSSU Office of Marketing and Communications. Lisa Hunter of the Wake Forest University Office of Athletic Media Relations. Casey Hough of Visit Winston-Salem.com. Jim Olsen and Brent Albritton of Zero Gravity Associates.

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Table of Contents Photos – Lee Adams of the WSSU Office of Marketing and Communications, Garrett Garms of Mission Extreme Imaging, Mark Sutton of Mark’s Digital Photography, Jeff Henighan of Henighan Fotografix. Charlie Pfaff of All-Star Photo, Wayne Jernigan of Photosouth-Pro, Bobby Parker of All-Pro Photo, Bruce Chapman, Floyd Taylor of Positive Image, Johnny Wilson of Photographic Creations by Wilson, and Bill Sheffield of William Sheffield Photography. Winston-Salem, NC photos courtesy of Casey Hough of Visit Winston-Salem.com. Printing - LuLu Press, Inc of Morrisville, North Carolina. Online, on-demand printing of this 2007 media guide is available through LuLu.com and is accessible through the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at www.WSSURAMS. com.  A thanks to Dave Kass for his assistance in the printing of this publication. Special Thanks - To Opus 360, as well as all the CIAA, MEAC, and other non-conference Directors of Sports Information that assisted in compiling information and materials used in this guide. Any corrections to this guide should be directed, in writing, to WSSU Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations, Chris Zona. Additional Copies - Available for $10 each through the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations. Call (336) 7502143 for details. On The Covers Front Cover: WSSU head football coach Kermit Blount hoists the “Battle of I40” trophy after the Rams defeated North Carolina A&T 41-14 last season. Inside Covers: (Counter clockwise from left) Head football coach Kermit Blount; Senior quarterback Monte Purvis; Sophomore linebacker Juan Corders; Junior offensive lineman Joe Blanks; Senior defensive lineman William Hayes; Senior linebacker Thadeus Griffin; Junior defensive back DeRon Middleton. Back Cover: The WSSU schedule accompanies a graphic of the helmet that the Rams will wear throughout the 2007 season.

Winston-Salem State University Rams in Professional Football

Winston-Salem State University Rams Football 2006 Season In Review and Statistics

Season In Review . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 2006 Game Reviews August 21 vs. Catawba . . . . . . . . . 88 September 2 vs. NC A&T . . . . . . . . 88 September 9 vs. SC State . . . . . . . . 89 September 23 vs. Florida A&M . . . . . 89 September 30 vs. Coastal Carolina . . . . 90 October 7 vs. Howard . . . . . . . . . . 90 October 14 vs. Bethune-Cookman . . . . 91 October 21 vs. Savannah State . . . . . 91 October 28 vs. Hampton . . . . . . . . . 92 November 4 vs. Saint Augustine’s . . . . 92 November 11 vs. Norfolk State . . . . . 93 WSSU 2006 Statistcal Review . . . . . . 94 MEAC 2006 Statistical Review . . . . . 100 WSSU 2006 Participation Start . . . . . 104

Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Statistcal History Career Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single Season Bests (Individual) . . . . Single Season Bests (Team) . . . . . . Year-By-Year Leaders . . . . . . . . . . All-Time All-Conference Football Team Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Time Head Coach Records . . . . . Year-By-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . All-Time Records vs. Opponents . . . .

Rams in the Postseason November 25, 1978 vs. Cal Poly . . . . December 2, 1978 vs. Delaware . . . . November 29, 1987 vs. Troy State . . . November 17, 1990 vs. IUP . . . . . . November 23, 1991 vs. Jacksonville St.

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Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Media Information Important Football Dates . . . . 132 Working Credentials . . . . . . 132 Wssu Football Practices . . . . 132 Weekly Football Press Conferences . . . . . . . 132 Mid-Week Interviews . . . . . . 132 Student-Athlete Contact . . . . 132 Injury Information . . . . . . . 132 Post-game Procedures . . . . . 132 Media Services . . . . . . . . . 132 2007 MEAC Coaches Teleconference Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Meac Media Services . . . . . 133 Media/Press Parking . . . . . . 133 Radio Stringers . . . . . . . . . 133 Non-Originating Radio Stations and Telephones . . . . . . . . 133 Isdn/dedicated Fiber Optic Line 133 Photographer Regulations . . . 133 Additional Ncaa Mandates . . . 134 On The Radio . . . . . . . . . 134 On The Internet (Live Statistical Broadcast/live Voice Broadcast) 134 Official Web Site . . . . . . . . 134 Wssu Athletics Information Email Distribution List . . . . . . . . 134 Electronic Media Regulations . . 134 Primary Media Outlets . . . . . 135


This is Winston-Salem State University


The one room schoolhouse is now… … The sole public liberal arts university in the Winston-Salem area. … A community of scholars with one-fourth of the 2007 graduating class receiving cum laude honors. … A university that enrolls nearly 6,000 students pursuing over 43 undergraduate courses of study and twelve master’s programs. … A source for scholarship opportunities through internships, continuing education, professional development, community involvement, and life-long education. … A major employer, providing nearly 2,500 jobs and generating approximately $75 million in income, $45 million in retail sales, and $9.0 million in state and local taxes. … An institution recognized by the John Templeton Foundation for the commitment to encouraging spiritual growth and moral values. … A campus of champions with 10 CIAA Men’s Basketball Championships, one NCAA basketball National Championship (1967), eight CIAA Football titles and numerous post-season appearances. … One of U.S. News and World Report’s top public liberal arts colleges in the South for six straight years. … A public, master’s level, co-educational, constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system with an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio possessing a diverse enrollment and proud historically black college/university (HBCU) heritage.

WSSU HISTORY Winston-Salem State University was founded as the Slater Industrial Academy on September 28, 1892. It began in a one-room frame structure with 25 pupils and one teacher. In 1895, the school was recognized by the state of North Carolina, and in 1897, it was chartered by the Slater Industrial and State Normal School. From the beginning, the school has insisted upon the vital importance of elementary school teachers in building an improved citizenship. Emphasis has, therefore, constantly been placed upon the quality and quantity of training for these teachers. In 1925, the General Assembly of North Carolina recognized the school’s leadership in this field and granted the school a new charter, extending its curriculum above high school. The school changed its name to Winston-Salem Teachers College and empowered it, under the authority of the State Board of Education, to confer appropriate degrees. Winston-Salem Teachers College thus became the first Negro institution in the nation to grant degrees for teaching in the elementary grades. The Nursing School was established in 1953, awarding graduates the degree of Bachelor of Science. The basic nursing program covers four years of study with equal emphasis on academic and professional education. In 1957, the North Carolina General Assembly revised the charter of the college and authorized the expansion of the curriculum to include secondary education and any other specific types of training as directed and determined by the State Board of Higher Education. The North Carolina General Assembly of 1963 authorized the changing of the name of Winston-Teachers College to Winston-Salem State College. A statute designating Winston-Salem Teachers College as Winston-Salem State University received legislative approval in 1969. On October 30, 1971, the General Assembly reorganized higher education in North Carolina, and on July 1, 1972, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) became one of 16 constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina, subject to the control of the Board of Governors. Winston-Salem State University is located on 117 acres in WinstonSalem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, a city of over 190,000 residents. This thriving Twin City is part of the Piedmont Triad, which encompasses the neighboring cities of Greensboro and High Point. The Triad is one of the most heavily populated and fastest growing metropolitan areas between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA (U.S. Census Statistical Information). Winston-Salem State University rapidly is changing its “well-kept secret” status. The University has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges and Universities” publication as one of the best public liberal arts colleges in the south for the last six years. WSSU is perhaps best defined by part of the University’s mission statement which reads: “Excellent academic programs with a strong liberal arts foundation will be offered within a learning culture which exemplifies excellence in teaching and scholarship; emphasizes faculty-student interaction; promotes lifelong learning; and prepares individuals for leadership and service in the global society.”

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The present day Winston-Salem State University has come a long way from its humble beginnings as Slater Industrial Academy in 1892. WSSU now enrolls nearly 6,000 students, offers bachelor’s degrees in 43 academic majors, master’s degrees in 12 degree programs, and employs nearly 250 full-time faculty and 400 staff members. It is accredited by the Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. WSSU has a diverse student population with increasing enrollment of non-traditional and part-time students. On March 5, 1998 the University’s “Strategic Framework for Change” was unveiled to the Board of Trustees and the Winston-Salem community. The document provides the context for transforming today’s Winston-Salem State University into one of the region’s finest public undergraduate institutions. Nursing at Winston-Salem State University offers a global health curriculum and international student and faculty exchange. Gottenburg’s University in Sweden, the Nightingale Institute at King’s College in London, the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, Waterford Regional Technical College in Southern Ireland, and WSSU are all partners in this exciting venture. The pass rate for Winston-Salem State University nursing graduates on the state board examination is above 90 percent, one of the highest in the state of North Carolina and the highest among historically black colleges and universities nationally. During the summer of 1997, a team of scientists and students were lauded for the early detection of breast cancer. The project is conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland. WSSU also leverages partnerships with Duke University, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and National University of Singapore to expand research opportunities and curricula for students and faculty. WSSU’s GAMMA Center for computer graphics, animation and multimedia applications recently received national recognition in the 1998 edition of Animation Magazine’s Guide to Schools and Recruitment. In the 90’s, Fortune 500 corporations increasingly recruited business, economics, and accounting graduates. Recently, the University’s student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants was recognized in the national competition at the Association’s annual meeting. Sport Management at WSSU is one of the top undergraduate programs of its kind in the country and is seeking wider accreditation by the North American Society for Sport Management and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Therapeutic Recreation and Physical Education for Mature Adults at WSSU and across the nation are among the fastest growing health-related curricula. Only a handful of colleges and universities offer bachelors degrees in these disciplines, and even fewer are accredited by related professional organizations. Winston-Salem State’s Digg’s Gallery is a cultural meeting place where art is the common language for a wide range of campus and community discussions. Founded by James Gordon Haines in 1990, the gallery is committed to exhibiting African and African-American visual arts and is highly regarded by the art community as one of the area’s premiere galleries. Winston-Salem State University students, faculty, and administrators truly embody the University motto…”Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve.”

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Dr. Donald J. Reaves ➤ Winston-Salem State University Chancellor ➤ 1st Year ➤ Cleveland State University, 1976

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r. Donald J. Reaves was named Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University on February 9, 2007. Reaves comes to WSSU after serving as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Chicago since 2002. Reaves was elected Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University by the Board of Governors of the 16-campus University of North Carolina and UNC President Erskine Bowles placed Reaves’ name in nomination during the board’s regular February meeting, held in Greensboro on February 9, 2007. Reaves, 60, assumes his new duties August 15, succeeding Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, who served as Interim Chancellor since Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr. stepped down in July of 2006 to become UNC Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. In recommending Reaves to the Board of Governors, Bowles said: “In a stellar career that spans more than 25 years, Donald Reaves has distinguished himself as a faculty member, top-notch administrator, and proven leader. He has taught and held senior leadership positions at some of our nation’s finest universities. Along the way, he has earned a solid reputation for creative thinking, great integrity, and sound judgment. He clearly understands the many challenges—and the boundless opportunities—facing Winston-Salem State and the surrounding community, and he brings a deep understanding of what it takes to move a university to the next level. We are lucky to get him, and I am absolutely thrilled that he has agreed to join our leadership team.” Founded in 1890 by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is a private liberal arts institution that enrolls approximately 13,500 students and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, nearly 80 graduate degree programs and six professional schools, including law and medicine. Over its history, nearly 80 Nobel laureates have been associated with the university as faculty members, students, or researchers. Six are currently on the faculty. In his former role as vice president and CFO, Reaves had primary oversight of most of the University of Chicago’s fiscal and administrative operations. His key areas of responsibility have included budgeting, human resources, capital planning and facilities services, construction, risk management, and fiscal and strategic planning. Reaves also supported five committees of the university’s Board of Trustees.

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A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Reaves majored in political science at Cleveland State University, graduating in 1976. After completing his master’s degree (1978) in the field and a doctoral degree (1981) in political science and public administration at Kent State University, he accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Northeastern University in Boston. Although Reaves soon joined the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare (1984-88), rising to Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Budget and Cost Control, he continued to teach as an adjunct professor in Northeastern’s Graduate School of Arts and Science until 1993. In 1988, Reaves began a 14-year tenure at Brown University in Providence, RI, where he served as Assistant Vice President and University Budget Director, Vice President for Finance, and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. He served in the latter position for nine years prior to being named Vice President for Administration and CFO at the University of Chicago in 2002. Active in professional and higher-education organizations, Reaves is a former chair of the Roxbury (Boston, MA) Community College Board of Trustees and a former vice chair of the Tougaloo (MS) College Board of Trustees. He has previously served as a director of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and currently serves on the boards of the American Student Assistance Corp., the William Blair Funds, and the Amica Mutual Insurance Company. Reaves is married to Dr. Deborah Ross Reaves, a clinical psychologist for the Cooperative Association for Special Education. They have two adult children: Marc, a graduate of Cleveland State University employed as a real estate agent in Cleveland; and Katherine (Katie), a graduate of Yale University who will be entering the University of Chicago law school in the fall of 2007. Following his election, Reaves said: “The responsibility that has been entrusted to me is enormous; the work is important; and I am fully prepared to do my best for Winston-Salem State University and the University of North Carolina system of higher education. Deborah and I, and my whole family are absolutely thrilled by the opportunity, and we look forward to joining the University and Winston-Salem communities.”


WSSU Athletic History Winston-Salem State University has a long-standing history of athletic excellence, garnering awards and athletic achievement at both the Conference and National levels. WSSU has excelled not only in the traditional sports of basketball and football, but has received national prestige for Softball, Track and Field, and Wrestling as well. Outstanding teams are not WSSU’s only claim to fame as members of the coaching staffs of these teams are some of the most legendary coaches in NCAA history, led by Clarence “Big House” Gaines who is currently ranked fifth on the alltime career wins list behind Adolph Rupp (Kansas), Dean Smith (North Carolina), Bobby Knight (University of Indiana/Texas Tech) and Jim Phelan (Mt. St. Mary’s). The Rams and Lady Rams are currently entering the third year of a five-year process that will transition WinstonSalem State University’s Department of Athletics from the NCAA Division II level to the nation’s highest level of Intercollegiate Athletic competition as the Rams and Lady Rams move to NCAA Division I status (FootballChampionship Subdivision). Although the Rams will be departing a conference to which they were a charter member and to which they amassed 61 years of outstanding history, the WSSU Department of Athletics is eager to work closely with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as the Rams and Lady Rams embark on the third of five transition years as they attempt to write history and compete at the NCAA Division I level.

WSSU Championships Basketball (Men) Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions (CIAA) 1953 1957 1960 1961 1963 1966 1970 1977 1999 2000

NCAA Division II National Champions 1967

Football

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions (CIAA) 1977 1978 1987 1988 1990 1991 1999 2000

Wrestling

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions (CIAA) 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1988 1989 1990 1994

Softball

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions (CIAA) 1984 1985 1986 1997 2000

Track and Field

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions (CIAA) 1959 1960 NAIA Champions: 1959 1960

Golf (Men)

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions (CIAA) 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Records Clarence Gaines

1946-1993 828 Wins 447 Losses .649 Winning % 8 CIAA Titles 1 National Championship

Thomas Snowden 1993-1995

17 Wins

35 Losses .326 Winning %

Sam Hanger

1995-1998

36 Wins

45 Losses .444 Winning %

Rick Duckett

1998-2001 74 Wins 18 Losses .804 Winning % 2 CIAA Titles 3 NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances

Philip Stitt

2001 - 2006 113 Wins 61 Losses .649 Winning % Two NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances (Most Recently 2005)

Bobby Collins

2006-Present 5 Wins

24 Losses .172 Winning %

Totals

1945-Present 1073 Wins

630 Losses .630 Winning %

Football Coaches’ Records Howard “Brutus” Wilson

1942-1945

Wins N/A

Losses N/A

Clarence “Big House” Gaines

1946-1949

20 Wins

12 Losses

4 Ties

Thomas “Tank” Conrad Cleo Wallace William “Bill” Hayes

1950-1969

79 Wins

80 Losses

9 Ties

1970-1975

22 Wins

36 Losses

1 Tie

1976-1987 89 Wins 41 Losses Three CIAA Titles (1977, 1978, 1987)

2 Ties

Pete Richardson

1988-1992 41 Wins 14 Losses Three CIAA Titles (1988, 1990, 1991)

1 Tie

Kermit Blount

1993-Present

3 Ties

Two CIAA Titles (1999, 2000) 1 Pioneer Bowl Championship (1999)

Total 1942-Present .556 Winning %

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81 Wins

334 Wins

64 Losses

245 Losses

21 Ties


WSSU Athletic History All-Time All-CIAA Players (Men’s Basketball):

1955-Jack Defares 1959-Cleo Hill 1963-Theodore Blount 1964-Richard Glover 1967-Earl Monroe 1968-Eugene Smiley 1972-Sandy Smith 1974-Harold Kitt 1976-Thomas Paulin 1978-Reginald Gaines 1979-David Harold 1984-Tony Russell 1987-Alexander Hooper 1990-Jonathon Hardin 1999-Tyrone Thomas 2002-Marcus Best

1956-Jack Defares 1960-Cleo Hill 1963-Richard Glover 1965-Theodore Blount 1967-Howard Ridgill 1969-William English 1972-Earl Williams 1974-Earl Williams 1976-Carlos Terry 1978-Michael Robinson 1980-Reginald Gaines 1985-Linwood Gorham 1987-Charlie Spell 1991-Jonathon Hardin 2000-Larry Patterson 2004-Audly Wehner

1957-Jack Defares 1961-Cleo Hill 1964-Theodore Blount 1965-Earl Monroe 1967-Earl Monroe 1970-Donald Williams 1973-Arthur Chavious 1975-Thomas Paulin 1977-Donald Helton 1978-Carlos Terry 1980-Michael Robison 1986-Alex Hooper 1988-Charlie Spell 1995-Phenizee Ransom 2001-Marcus Best 2005-Audly Wehner

1958-Wilford John 1962-George Foree 1964-Willie Curry 1966-Tom Cunningham 1968-William English 1971-Sandy Smith 1973-Sandy Smith 1976-Donald Helton 1977-Carlos Terry 1979-Reginald Gaines 1982-Therman Greene 1987-Gary Cromartie 1990-Toby Baber 1997-Darryl Hardy 2001-Tony Williams 2005-Alleggrie Guinn

All-Time All-CIAA Players (Women’s Basketball):

1976-Brenda Winfield 1979-Linda Lee 1984-Carolyn Huntley 1987-Carolyn Huntley 1992-Angela Courtney 1997-Chelia Nelson 2002-Tiffany Whitted 2006-Shalonda Carter

1977-Brenda Winfield 1979-Phyllis Dabbs 1985-Keenan Menefee 1988-Angela Henderson 1993-Kendra Horne 1998-Kesha Broadnax 2002-Lori Shelby

1978-Lauriece Jenkins 1980-Phyllis Dabbs 1985-Carolyn Huntley 1989-Brenda Maxwell 1995-Chelia Nelson 1999-Erica Leggett 2003-Lori Shelby

1979-Lauriece Jenkins 1980-Brenda Winfield 1986-Carolyn Huntley 1991-Angela Courtney 1996-Chelia Nelson 2001-Tiffany Whitted 2003-Lashonda Horton

National Award Winners (Football)

American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-Americans: Cornelius Washington DB 1977 Timmy Newsome Danny Moore OG 1984 Barry Turner Richard Huntley RB 1995 Latori Workman Thomas Washington DL 1999 Stephon Kelly

RB C DL FS

1978 1987 1996 2001

American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) District/Regional Coach of Year: Bill Hayes District III College Division 1977 Bill Hayes District III College Division 1978 Pete Richardson Region II College Division 1989 Blue-Gray Game Participants: Timmy Nesome RB Richard Huntley RB

1979 1995

Arrington Jones Stephon Kelly

RB FS

1980 2001

NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Winners: Eddie Sauls DL 1984

All-Time All-CIAA Players (Football)

First Team All CIAA Players: Shawn Colvin DB Niam Moore DB William Barringer OL Richard Huntley RB LaTori Workman DL Shawn Colvin DB Eric McDavid OL Taiwan Everette LB Shawn Thomas K Thomas Washington DL Shawn Thomas K Carnell Brown LB Brian Andrews OL Calvin Bryant LB Stephon Kelly S Ronald Pegues OL Tory Woodbury QB Robert Mackey DE Ashton Oakley K Marcus McNair OL Willie “Pedie” Byrd RB Ahmad Ibrahim OL Brandon Free WR Anthony Robinson DL Emmanuel Akah OL Martin Hicks RB Phillip Betts DL Jason Holman DL

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

Kelly Goodman Rodney Witherspoon Oronde Gadsen Richard Huntely LaTori Workman Eric Hendley Eric McDavid Brian Hurlocker Thomas Washington Thomas Washington Brian Andrews Terrie Newkirk Terrie Newkirk Errick Hargrove Robert Mackey Cory Williams Stephon Kelly Marcus McNair Arnell Wooten Brandon Free Martin Hicks Marcus McNair Martin Hicks Brandon Hussey Brian Scott Jerrick “Jed” Bines Martin Hicks Jerome Dunbar

OL DE WR RB DL RB OL OL DL DL OL RB RB DB DE DL FS OL TE WR KR OL RB PR OL RB RB OL

Rams In The NFL

Emmanuel Akah Offensive Line Anthony Blaylock Defensive Back Donald Evans DE/Tackle Jack Cameron Wide Receiver Donald Frank Defensive Back Oronde Gadsen Wide Receiver Richard Huntley Running Back Arrington Jones Running Back Bill Murell Tight End Tim Newsome Running Back Alvin Powell Offensive Guard Bobby Shaw Wide Receiver Yancey Thigpen Wide Receiver Tory Woodbury Quarterback

1993 1993 1994 1995 1996 1996 1997 1997 1997 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005

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2006-Present 1988-90 1991 1992 1993 1987 1988 1990-93 1994-95 1984 1990-93 1994 1995 1998-2003 1996-97 1998-00 2001 1981 1979 1980-88 1987-88 1989 1970 1992-97 1998-00 2001-03 2003 2004

Miami Dolphins Cleveland Browns Cleveland/San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers Chicago Bears Los Angeles Rams Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers New York Jets Chicago Bears San Diego Chargers Los Angeles Rams Minnesota Vikings Miami Dolphins Atlanta Falcons Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Cardinals Dallas Cowboys Seattle Seahawks Miami Dolphins New Orleans Saints Pittsburgh Steelers Tennessee Titans New York Jets Denver Broncos Buffalo Bills


WSSU and the NAIA WSSU’s History With The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

Prior to the Rams’ 61 years of membership in the CIAA, Winston-Salem State University excelled in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The NAIA held national championships starting in 1937 at City Municipal Auditorium. However, the Rams, and all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) were not admitted to the NAIA until 1953. The Rams played versus NAIA competition in the days prior to their involvement, but were not a recognized member of the NAIA during that period. WSSU joined the CIAA in 1945 as a charter member and as a member of NCAA Division II (previously the small college/university division). The Rams continued their membership in the CIAA and Division II until 1953 when all HBCUs (regardless of locale) were placed in District 29 of the NAIA. The Rams continued (as did most schools) as members of both the NCAA and the NAIA. The 16-year old NAIA allowed for dual membership as both an NAIA school and an NCAA school, a distinction that the Rams kept until 1983 when they ceased their membership in the NAIA and became solely a member of the NCAA (Division II). During the 30-year NAIA membership, the Rams captured six NAIA District 29 men’s basketball titles and as a result participated in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The Rams won District 29 titles in 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1975 and 1978. During those six appearances, the Rams won nine games and lost six for a winning percentage of .600. WSSU never advanced past the quarterfinal round of the tournament and never placed in the top four in any of their six years of participation. However, the Rams did capture the #1 seed in the 1978 season before being upset by Kearney State in the quarterfinals (89-76).

WSSU’s Game-By-Game Breakdown of NAIA Tournament Participation:

(15 Games, Nine Wins, Six Losses) Year Teams 1961 (9) Winston-Salem State 95, Westminster (Utah) 70 1961 (9) Winston-Salem State 86, West Virginia State 76 1961 (9) Winston-Salem State 33, Westminster (PA) 35 1962 (4) Winston-Salem State 83, Indiana State 71 1962 (4) Winston-Salem State 50, (8) Southeastern Oklahoma 59 1963 (3) Winston-Salem State 60, Transylvania (KY) 64 1965 (11) Winston-Salem State 87, St. Norbert (Wisconsin) 69 1965 (11) Winston-Salem State 78, High Point 62 1965 (11) Winston-Salem State 62, Oklahoma Baptist 71 1975 (11) Winston-Salem State 82, Eastern Montana 75 1975 (11) Winston-Salem State 57, Central Washington 56 1975 (11) Winston-Salem State 59, St. Mary’s (CA) 67 1978 (1) Winston-Salem 77, Bethany Nazarene (Oklahoma) 61 1978 (1) Winston-Salem 64, Briar Cliff 63 1978 (1) Winston-Salem State 76, Kearney State 89

Result Win Win Loss Win Loss Loss Win Win Loss Win Win Loss Win Win Loss

WSSU NAIA Individual National Champions:

Year Event 1958 3000 Meter Steeplechase 1958 110-Yard High Hurdles 1959 120-Yard High Hurdles 1958 440-Yard Hurdles 1959 440-Yard Hurdles 1959 Triple Jump 1960 Triple Jump

Year 1957 1958 1958 1958 1958 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1961 1961 1962 1964 1964 1966 1966 1967 1968 1969 1973 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1979 1980 1982 1983 1984

Athlete Godfrey Matthews (9:50.4) Elias Gilbert (13.6) Elias Gilbert (14.6) Francis Washington (51.5) Elias Gilbert (53.6) Godfrey Moore (48’ 2.5”) Godfrey Moore (47’ 5”)

WSSU NAIA All-Americans

Name Elias Gilbert Godfrey Mathews Elias Gilbert Francis Washington Joseph Middleton Charles Lewis Carl Brown Fran Washington Joseph Middleton Godfrey Moore Godfrey Moore Cleo Hill George Foree Everett Payne Ted Blunt Leon Coleman Earl Monroe Earl Monroe William English William English James Davis Cornelius Washington Robert Weeks Timmy Newsome Carlos Terry Willie Jordan Timmy Newsome Reggie Gaines Jonathan Nimmons Jonathan Nimmons Stanley King

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Honor All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American All-American - 1st Team All-American - 3rd Team All-American - 2nd Team All-American - 3rd Team All-American All-American - 2nd Team All-American - 1st Team All-American - 3rd Team All-American - 3rd Team All-American - 2nd Team All-American - 1st Team All-American - 2nd Team All-American - 1st Team All-American - 1st Team All-American - 2nd Team All-American - 2nd Team All-American - 1st Team All-American All-American - 1st Team All-American

Sport Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Division I Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Football Men’s Basketball Men’s Outdoor Track/Field Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Football Division I Football Division I Football Division I Football Men’s Basketball Division I Football Division I Football Men’s Basketball Division I Football Division I Football Men’s Outdoor Track/Field


Winston-Salem, NC

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inston-Salem, North Carolina is home to Winston-Salem State University. Located in Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem is situated in the vibrant Piedmont Triad area which is considered one of the best places to live in the country. A short road trip will take you to Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh or Charlotte. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are to the west and the sunny warm-water beaches of the Atlantic Coast are to the east. The following are a few brief facts and points of information on the city of Winston-Salem, NC. (All information courtesy of the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau.) • Arts: The “City of the Arts,” with the nation’s first arts council. North Carolina School of the Arts, first nationally in per capita contributions to the arts, National Black Theatre Festival, Piedmont Opera Theater, WinstonSalem Symphony, Stevens Center for Performing Arts, and Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts • Attractions: Old Salem, Tanglewood Park, Historic Bethabara Park, SciWorks, Körner’s Folly, Westbend Vineyards, Whitaker Park Manufacturing Center, and the Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery • Museums: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Diggs Gallery, Delta Arts Center, The Children’s Museum at Old Salem, The Toy Museum at Old Salem, and the Museum of Anthropology • History: Rich Moravian ancestry, and Strong African-American heritage • Technology: Biotechnology, medicine, medical research, Piedmont Triad Research Park, WinstonNet, Idealliance, and two technology-focused venture capital funds • Education: Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University, Salem Academy and College, North Carolina School of the Arts, Piedmont Baptist College, and Forsyth Technical Community College • Entertainment: Alive After Five, BellSouth Jazz & Blues, Summer on Trade, POP Festival, Fiddle & Bow Society, Ziggy’s, Unique Upstairs, The Garage, Louie Blue’s, Burke Street Pub, Foothills Brewery, and First Street Draft House. Winston-Salem Warthogs Class-A minor league baseball. • Career opportunities: Fifth among big cities, according to National Business Employment Weekly. Entrepreneur Magazine ranks the Triad as one of the top five large metropolitan areas for small business in the country.

Distance from Winston-Salem The Beach . . . . . . . . . . . 237 miles The Mountains. . . . . . . . .

144 miles

Atlanta. . . . . . . . . . . . .

318 miles

• Low cost of living: Lowest in North Carolina, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association.

Chapel Hill. . . . . . . . . . .

74 miles

Charlotte. . . . . . . . . . . .

83 miles

• High quality of life: Top 20 in the nation, according to Business Development Outlook magazine.

Durham. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 miles

• Proximity: Less than 90 minutes from Raleigh and Charlotte, halfway between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., two hours from the mountains, four hours from the ocean, 15 minutes from one end of town to the other, a city of just over 190,000 people.

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Greensboro. . . . . . . . . . .

30 miles

Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 miles Washington, D.C. . . . . . . . . 338 miles


Winston-Salem, NC Unique facts about Winston-Salem:

• The first Arts Council was founded in WinstonSalem in 1949, and the city is ranked first in the nation in giving to the arts per capita. • Winston-Salem is the headquarters of BB&T and ranks among the largest banking centers in the U.S. • Winston-Salem is ranked first in the nation in giving to the United Way per capita. • Business Development Outlook ranks WinstonSalem among the top 20 cities nationally for its quality of life and entrepreneurial track record. • Tanglewood Park is the premier park in NC that is publicly owned. It has two championship golf courses, walking, bike and horse trails, and a Festival of Lights show every winter. • Winston-Salem has the lowest cost of living in NC metropolitan areas, according to the ACCRA survey conducted in the first quarter of 2004. • Nearly 50% of North Carolina’s computer and data processing facilities are in the Piedmont Triad region. • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Novant Health have helped to earn WinstonSalem a reputation as a regional and national center for medical research, development, and treatment. The medical industry in Forsyth County comprises more than 15% of the area’s total employment, creating over 10,000 new jobs in the last eight years. • Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation owns over 3,500 acres of park space, divided into 75 parks, 20 recreation centers, 50 soccer fields, 46 softball fields, 110 tennis courts, nine swimming pools, 20 fitness trails, 30 outdoor basketball courts, four outdoor sand volleyball courts, two golf courses, and two lakes. • Winston-Salem is one of the largest cities in North Carolina and Forsyth County is the state’s fifth largest county. The city also has the third largest per capita income in North Carolina ($29,337). Source: Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

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lthough Winston-Salem was incorporated by merger in 1913, the community dates back to 1716, when members of the Moravian Church established Salem as the congregational town Wachovia acquired for the use of its settlers. The Moravians’ vision of creating a self-sufficient community made Salem a haven for entrepreneurs. Within a few years, the town included a pottery, tannery, brickyard, flour mill, bakery, slaughterhouse, brewery, iron works, and cloth and furniture makers. Salem’s manufacturing prowess gave it a prominent role as a supplier during the American Revolution and the Civil War. The city of Winston was founded immediately north of Salem to serve as the county seat when Forsyth County was chartered in 1849. The years after the Civil War catapulted the city to national prominence as a manufacturing center. The rise is often dated to the arrival of R.J. Reynolds in 1874. Reynolds was attracted by the quality of tobacco the area produced, but he wasn’t the only one; Brothers P.H. and J.W. Hanes had the largest tobacco factory in town and in all there were 15 tobacco factories by 1878. Later, the Hanes brothers would sell their tobacco company and start a dry goods (clothing) business, and Reynolds became the largest tobacco company in the United States. The success of these industries, and of the companies that supplied them, brought wealth to the community that fueled the startup of other successful businesses such as Piedmont Airlines, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, T.W. Garner Food Co. (makers of Texas Pete hot sauce), and Goody’s headache powders. Winston-Salem’s manufacturing base ensured a healthy banking industry; with deregulation, financial services have become an important component of the local economy. Today, Winston-Salem is home to BB&T making the city the eleventh largest banking center in the United States. Concurrent with the rise of banking in the 1980s and ‘90s, the medicine and health care industries grew. Novant Health and the Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital Medical Center each operate 800-bed regional medical centers that are the flagships for large, diversified medical services corporations. The rise of medicine also has spurred the city’s growth as a technology center. The Piedmont Triad Research Park, located in downtown, is home to 20 companies, including four biomedical companies spun out of research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Under the leadership of former WSSU Chancellor Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr., Winston-Salem State University has made a large contribution and commitment to research in the PTRP. Winston-Salem has long been a leader in promoting the arts. The first arts council in the United States was incorporated here in 1949; currently the city ranks first nationally in per capita giving to the arts. Winston-Salem is home to the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), and the National Black Theater Festival.

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Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics


WSSU Athletic Administration

DR. PERCY “CHICO” CALDWELL ➤ Director of Athletics ➤ 7th Year ➤ Miles College The 2007-08 academic year marks the seventh year for Dr. Caldwell as the head of the Winston-Salem State University Athletic Department. After serving as the Director of Planning and Development at Iowa Valley Community College District, Dr. Chico Caldwell joined Winston-Salem State University as the Director of Athletics in 2000. He has been instrumental in leading the Rams in a transition from the NCAA Division II level to NCAA Division I competition (Football-Championship Subdivision in football) through a five-year reclassification program. Throughout his career, Caldwell has served as a coach, athletic director, Dean of Instruction, interim dean, instructor, and fundraiser. He has extensive experience interacting with the community and business leaders, as well as leading fundraising events and student leadership development activities. As the head of the WSSU Department of Athletics, he is responsible for sweeping changes that have both restructured and reorganized the athletic department. He has dramatically improved every area of WSSU Athletics, from fundraising and facilities to graduation rates. He is truly a leader and pioneer in the area of collegiate athletics and has helped to put WSSU into the national spotlight. Caldwell has balanced the WSSU Athletic Department budget for the last five years and has helped athletic fundraising efforts to exponentially grow in size. He has added more than 15 full-time positions within the WSSU Department of Athletics and has helped the Rams in their move to Division I with an extensive research-and-development program to support athletics. He was the organizer and project manager

in the restoration and improvement of the WSSU Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame and single-handedly launched both the WSSU Red and White Athletic Fund and the upcoming Amon’s Club Ram Boosters. Prior to his coming to WSSU from the Iowa Valley Community College District, Caldwell served as the athletic director and head basketball coach at West Virginia State College, head basketball coach at South Carolina State University, assistant basketball coach and physical education instructor at Livingston University, and coach and administrator at Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. While at West Virginia State, Caldwell was named West Virginia Conference Coach of the Year in 1990 and Athletic Director of the Year in 1989. He built program funding from $200,000 in 1987 to $500,000 in 1988 and continued to build funding to more than $1.5 million during his time at WVSC from 1987 to 1991. At Miles College, Caldwell led the basketball team to four consecutive conference championships, advancing to the NCAA Division III finals once. He also was named Coach of the Year in 1978 by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Caldwell was Miles College’s Teacher of the Year in 1979 and Most Outstanding Administrator in 1977. Caldwell earned his B.S. degree in Sociology/Psychology at Miles College, his M.S. degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He has been married to his wife Bertha for 36 years, and they have two children, Felicia (35) and Brian (29).

TONIA WALKER ➤ Associate Director Of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator ➤ 7th Year ➤ Hampton University Tonia Walker serves as the Rams’ Associate Director of Athletics and as the Senior Woman Administrator. She has been a member of the WSSU Athletic staff since August of 2000. Originally serving as both the Assistant Director of Athletics and head volleyball coach, Walker resigned her duties as WSSU’s head volleyball coach in 2002 to focus on her administrative role en route to moving to the position of Associate Director of Athletics. She is responsible for internal operations of the department and has been key in fundraising efforts, the implementation of CHAMPS Lifeskills programming, SAAC initiatives, and new opportunities and exposure for athletic staff and student-athletes. An integral figure in the university’s transition from NCAA Division II to Division I (Football-Championship Subdivision) status she brings a wealth of knowledge of intercollegiate athletics to the University. Walker came to WSSU from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) head office where she began her career in 1993. Named the 2003-04 and 2005-06 CIAA Senior Woman Administrator of the Year, Tonia was one of eight participants around the country selected for the NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program. The extensive 18-month program from which Walker graduated in May of 2006 serves to enhance the employment and leadership opportunities for minorities and

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women at the senior management level of intercollegiate athletics administration. She is currently a member of the Atlantic Volleyball Regional Ranking Committee, the Region 3 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA). She is a 2004 graduate of the NACWAA/HERS Institute and 2005 NACWAA Executive Instituteboth serving to enhance opportunities for women to move into positions as Athletics Directors or Conference Commissioners. She has served on numerous committees both nationally and for the university. Tonia attended Hampton University as a two-sport athlete, playing basketball and softball. In December of 1993, she graduated with honors, receiving a B.A. degree in Speech and Language Disorders and went on to attain a M.S. in Sports Management from Old Dominion University in 1998. She looks to pursue her Ph.D. in the very near future as well as continue to help lead the WSSU Department of Athletics to greater heights. Tonia is married to Wayne Walker, Sr. of Petersburg, VA, a former Hampton University football player. They have two children, Daijah (12) and Wayne, Jr (10).


NCAA Compliance

WSSU Athletics Compliance Office As a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the NCAA, WinstonSalem State University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the principle of institutional control in the operation of its athletics program. It is the mission and goal of the WSSU athletics compliance office to protect the University by ensuring that the athletics program operates in a manner that is consistent with the letter and spirit of NCAA, MEAC Conference, and University rules, regulations, and policies. The WSSU Athletics Compliance Office is the entity within the Athletic Department responsible for coordinating, administering, monitoring and verifying the accurate and timely completion of NCAA-required procedures as well as assisting in maintaining institutional compliance with all NCAA, MEAC and University rules as well as investigating any potential, and reporting all, violations of those rules. In addition, the Athletics Compliance Office provides educational programming and interpretive support to ensure that all individuals involved with the athletics program fully understand the University’s compliance expectations. All facets of the Athletics Compliance Office are overseen and directed by WSSU Associate Director of Athletics for NCAA Compliance, Merlene Aitken and all questions regarding NCAA rules should be directed to Ms. Aitken. Winston-Salem State University Athletics Compliance Office 200 C.E. Gaines Center Winston-Salem, NC 27110 (336) 750-2146

MERLENE AITKEN ➤ Associate Director Of Athletics for Ncaa Compliance ➤ 2nd Year ➤ Brooklyn College Merlene Aitken enters her second academic year as WSSU’s Associate Director of Athletics for NCAA Compliance. Aitken joined the Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics staff in September of 2006 as the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance where she is charged with monitoring and ensuring that the WSSU Department of Athletics is in full compliance with all NCAA rules and procedures that govern intercollegiate athletics. Prior to assuming her duties at WSSU, Ms. Aitken amassed eleven years of experience in intercollegiate athletics. A native of Yonkers, N.Y., Ms. Aitken comes to Winston-Salem State University from the University of Kansas where she served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance from February 2004 until September 2006. Prior to joining the University of Kansas compliance staff,

Ms. Aitken served as the University of Washington director of compliance for the Huskies’ Department of Athletics from June 2001 until February 2004. A 1997 graduate of Brooklyn College, Ms. Aitken earned her Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law in 2000. While in law school she served an internship in the Northeastern University athletics department in internal operations. Following law school, Ms. Aitken was a compliance intern at Michigan State University. As an undergraduate she was a student assistant in the sports information department at Brooklyn College. She has over 11 years of experience working in various capacities in an intercollegiate athletic setting. Ms. Aitken is the proud mother of an 11 -month old son Christopher. She currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC.

DR. DENNIS FELDER ➤ Compliance Coordinator ➤ 23rd Year ➤ Alcorn State University WSSU Compliance Coordinator, Dr. Dennis Felder became a member of the staff and faculty of Winston-Salem State University in August of 1984. In addition to his duties assisting in the WSSU Compliance Office, he also holds faculty ranks as an associate professor in the Department of Sports Science and Human Performance, where he is the coordinator of the Sport Management program. He will assist Associate Director of Athletics for NCAA Compliance Merlene Aitken in the WSSU Compliance Office overseeing the day-to-day implementation of NCAA institutional control. His previous positions include appointments at Rust College in Holly

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Spring, MS and Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Dr. Felder completed his undergraduate studies at Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS in Physical Education. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in athletic administration. Dr. Felder belongs to dozens of professional organizations, is a very active member of the community, and participates in, and leads several volunteer organizations. He has published and presented articles on a variety of subjects on both the state and national levels. He has two children, a son (25) and daughter (23).


NCAA Compliance Winston-Salem State University is thankful and appreciative of the loyal support provided by alumni, donors, and friends of WSSU Athletics. Your support and involvement is critical to the success of WSSU Athletics; however, please know that any inappropriate action, even if inadvertent on your part, could jeopardize the eligibility of our current or prospective student-athletes and the compliance of the University with NCAA rules. Information that representatives of Winston-Salem State University’s athletic interests need to know about NCAA rules and regulations are as follows:

Representatives of WSSU Athletics interest MAY:

Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution (e.g., Amon Booster Club); Have assisted or have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospects.

Have assisted or have been asked to assist in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families.

You were, or are, involved in promoting WinstonSalem State University’s athletic program in any way.

Representatives of WSSU Athletics interest MAY NOT: Be involved in the recruitment of prospective studentathletes in any way.

Provide extra benefits (i.e., discounts, gifts, transportation) to prospective student-athletes, enrolled student-athletes or their parents, legal guardian(s), relatives or friends.

Provide any financial assistance to prospective student-athletes, enrolled student-athletes or their parents, legal guardian(s), relatives or friends.

Support WSSU’s Athletic program by attending WSSU athletic contests and by making a financial contribution to AMONS BOOSTER CLUB.

Has started ninth grade

Is enrolled in a two-year college

Has officially withdrawn from a four-year college

Was recruited by WSSU staff; or

Has not started ninth grade but has received financial assistance from WSSU

If you have a question regarding NCAA rules, please contact the WSSU Athletic Compliance Office at (336) 750-2146 and ask for Associate Director of Athletics for NCAA Compliance, Merlene Aitken. WSSU’s athletic programs need your full cooperation to ensure that the Rams and Lady Rams win the right way, both on the field and off. Please do not be afraid to ask.

* Once you have been classified as a representative of Winston-Salem State University’s athletic interests, you retain that identity indefinitely.

Offer summer employment to prospective studentathletes who have signed a National Letter of Intent and to enrolled student-athletes, after contacting the WSSU Athletic Compliance Office.

A prospective student-athlete is an individual who:

You are a representative of WSSU Athletics if you: •

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Remember to ask before acting!


Athletic Media Relations

WSSU ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant AD/Media Relations . . . . . Chris Zona Zona Office Phone . . . . . . . (336) 750-2143 Zona Cell Phone . . . . . . . . (336) 416-6452 Zona Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (336) 750-2144 Zona E-mail . . . . . . . . . . zonac@wssu.edu Zona Alternate E-mail . . . . wssusid@yahoo.com Assistant Director/Media Relations . Trevin Goodwin Goodwin Office Phone . . . . . (336) 750-2909 Goodwin Cell Phone . . . . . . (336) 416-7220 Goodwin Office Fax . . . . . . . (336) 750-2144 Goodwin E-mail . . . . . . goodwintq@wssu.edu WSSU Athletic Website . . . . . . wssurams.com Press Box Phone . . . . . . . . (336) 788-3432 SID Mailing Address . . 200 C.E. Gaines Center, c/o Dept. of Athletics Winston-Salem, NC 27110

MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT Mission Statement: The mission of WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations is to build informed support of WSSU and its Athletics Department by creating and communicating the University’s key messages to targeted audiences, while advancing the image of WSSU on the local, regional and national marketplaces. Vision Statement: The vision of the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations is to provide comprehensive strategic direction to the Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics. As WSSU seeks to differentiate and reposition itself as a leader among nationally competitive, NCAA Division I Athletics-sponsoring institution of higher education the Office of Athletic Media Relations will provide brand-centered communications support through fostering relationships with student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators as well as with local, regional and national media members and other WSSU constituents.

CHRIS ZONA ➤ Assistant Athletic Director For Media Relations ➤ 6th Year ➤ Niagara University Chris Zona, Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations is in his sixth academic year at the head of Winston-Salem State University’s Office of Athletic Media Relations. He officially started his tenure at WSSU on August 1, 2002 and continues to strengthen the WSSU Athletic Department’s media relations program through his efforts to publish comprehensive media guides for all WSSU’s athletic teams as well as spearheading the departments’ initiative in the digital domain. He was instrumental in the recent redesign of the WSSU Athletics’ website, which can be seen at www.WSSURAMS.com, and for his accomplishments, Zona was named the 2003-04 John Holley Award winner, which is given annually to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA) Sports Information Director of the Year. Zona came to WSSU from the Western New York area where he served as the Associate Sports Information Director at Niagara University. At Niagara, he was primarily responsible for the media relations coverage of Niagara’s Division I nationallyranked ice hockey programs. In addition to his duties with the ice hockey programs at

Niagara, he served as the contact for men’s and women’s tennis, men’s baseball, and women’s lacrosse, as well as assisting with men’s and women’s basketball and women’s softball. Prior to his tenure at Niagara, Zona served as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. In addition to his duties in the Sports Information Department, he also served as the Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach for the nationally-ranked Kenyon College lacrosse program. Prior to his duties at Kenyon, he served as the men’s lacrosse contact and Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York (NCAA Division I). He has worked for the Buffalo Sabres (NHL), Buffalo Bisons (AAA Baseball), Buffalo Bills (NFL), and the Buffalo Bandits and Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) as well as compiling a brief playing career. Zona, a two-sport college varsity athlete (lacrosse and soccer) and avid sports fan, received a B.A. degree from Niagara University in 1998 and received a pair of M.A. degrees from Canisius College in 2001. A native of Syracuse, NY, he currently resides in Winston-Salem.

TREVIN GOODWIN ➤ Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director ➤ 1st Year ➤ Charleston Southern University Trevin Goodwin joined the athletic staff at Winston-Salem State University as the Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations in January of 2007. He joins the WSSU staff following a four-and-a-half year stint at South Carolina State University where he served in the same capacity. During his tenure at South Carolina State University, Goodwin was the primary athletic media relations contact for soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s golf, softball, and bowling. He also assisted with football, cross country, track & field, men’s basketball, and men’s golf. Goodwin

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also served as the primary designer for all SCSU media guides and publications. Prior to joining the South Carolina State University staff, Goodwin spent one year as the assistant sports information director for Charleston Southern University where he carried out similar duties. He also spent one year as a desk editor at The Times and Democrat. Goodwin is a 1997 graduate of Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. A native of Bowman, SC he currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC.


Office of Media Relations Guidelines Advertising and Promotions: The WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations recognizes the need to advertise and to effectively promote its offerings of educational opportunities, athletic events, employment opportunities and cultural events within, and separate from, the WSSU Department of Athletics. All internal and external advertising (newspaper, periodicals, direct mail, flyers, posters, CD’s, videos, billboards, website, television, radio, etc.) must be coordinated through the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations where the Sports Information staff and Athletic Marketing Team will integrate marketing efforts with the look and feel of the university’s institutional identity. The WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations, in cooperation with the Athletic Marketing Team and the WSSU Office of Marketing and Communications reserves the right to be the sole judge of appropriate and inappropriate advertising. Every publication that is produced by constituents of the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations should use the following brand promises and brand attributes as filters for their work.  The WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations is intent on reflecting these attributes through the choice of visuals and verbiage in all WSSU Department of Athletics communications. Visual Consistency: The intent of the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations is to encourage a consistent visual look in the use of Winston-Salem State University’s name, not to make every publication look the same.  These guidelines apply to print, electronic and Internet communications.  Consistent and repetitive use of visual images will unify and strengthen the University’s identity and image. Units involved in public outreach (WSSU Department of Athletics) and/or funded through Winston-Salem State University and the State of North Carolina system (receiving state funds) and not legally autonomous (such as the WSSU Red and White/Amon’s Booster Club) must follow these standards. Should individual concerns arise, please contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or (336) 750-2909.

When creating publications and web pages, it’s necessary to use the approved logos of the Winston-Salem State University Office of Athletic Media Relations (in cooperation with the WSSU Office of Marketing and Communications). If you should need authorized logos, you can have them emailed or copied to a disk by the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations. Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 7502143 or (336) 750-2909.  WSSU Word Mark or Tag Line: Winston-Salem State University’s word mark “Enter To Learn, Depart To Serve” must be prominent in all published materials paid for with state funds. Guidelines dictate that the first letter of the word mark, or “tagline” to which it is commonly referred, be capitalized. If the publication (athletic brochure, newsletter, marketing/promotional material) is funded by Winston-Salem State University and the State of North Carolina System (state funds), the WSSU word mark must appear somewhere in the publication, preferably in a prominent area (front or back cover and/or inside front or back cover). All publications with a WSSU return address and postage-paid selfmailer must feature the word mark as part of the return address. WSSU Publication Credits: For all publications sponsored by the University, a credit must be printed that says either “A publication of Winston-Salem State University” or “A publication of the WSSU Department of Athletics.” Typeface restrictions do not apply to the credit as consideration is given to the necessity to match the theme and typeface of individual publications. Publication Colors: Different colors other than the standard WSSU scarlet and white (PMS 199 and White) can be used in publications but to avoid confusion with other universities please avoid using their combination of colors. For example, use of Carolina Blue and White in a publication is discouraged as the colors can easily be confused with a publication of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  For additional assistance, please email or call the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or (336) 750-2909.

Website Logos: Low-resolution images page may be downloaded for Web usage only in accordance with the Web standards, as well as those standards set forth by the WSSU Office of Marketing and Communications for university publications. Unauthorized use of the logo is strictly prohibited. Print Logos: For high-resolution images to be used in print publications, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or (336) 750-2909.  Low-resolution images on the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at www.WSSURAMS.com will not reproduce adequately in print and should only be used on the Web. The quality of the WSSU Department of Athletics publications and website reflects the quality of WSSU as an institution.  It’s important that all of WSSU’s publications appear to be part of the same family.  This does not mean that every piece looks alike.  It does mean that a common element (word mark), theme or color ties together all of our pieces.

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WSSU Sports Medicine

Winston-Salem State University Sports Medicine All Winston-Salem State University student-athletes receive first-class care from the WSSU Sports Medicine staff which is comprised of a team of certified athletic trainers, family practice physicians, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine consultants, and a group of undergraduate students who are completing clinical experiences in the Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences. The Sports Medicine program at WSSU is closely associated with the WFU Baptist Medical Center Department of Sports Medicine. As a result, all injured student-athletes at WSSU receive immediate attention from physicians with the highest credentials. The Winston-Salem State University Sports Medicine philosophy is two-fold: to assist in preventing injuries through effective seasonal and research-oriented programs, and to facilitate an aggressive post-injury total-body rehabilitation program for a timely return to competition. In all cases, the ultimate total well-being of each student-athlete is the top priority. WSSU’s aggressive and functional approach encompasses a wide array of Sports Medicine consultants. Several rehabilitation programs may include osteopathic manual medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanical evaluations, sports psychiatry, massage therapy and orthopedic surgeons. The WSSU Sports Medicine staff is comprised of certified athletic trainer and Director of Sports Medicine, Darrell Turner, M.Ed., ATC, LAT, Dr. Cristin Ferguson, MD, team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Daryl Rosenbaum, MD, family medicine, and Dr. Heath Thornton, MD, family medicine. “The most important aspect of the Sports Medicine program is the athletes. At WSSU we utilize a family approach where we try to provide the athletes with the same exceptional level of healthcare that we would want our own family to receive” Director of Sports Medicine, Darrell Turner, M.Ed., ATC, LAT said.

DARRELL TURNER ➤ Director Of Sports Medicine/ Head Athletic Trainer ➤ 2nd Year ➤ University of Florida WSSU Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Darrell Turner is entering into his second year as the head of the WSSU Sports Medicine Department in 2007-08 where he has made sweeping changes in injury prevention and rehabilitation of WSSU’s over 300 student-athletes. A native of Clermont, FL, Turner is a 2002 graduate of the University of Florida where he received a B.S. Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, specializing in Athletic Training as well as serving as a student athletic trainer for the Gators nationally-ranked football program. Following his graduation from UF in 2002, he completed a summer internship with the Atlanta Falcons Football Club of the National Football League (NFL). Following the completion of his internship, Turner

accepted a position as the Head Athletic Trainer at South Sumter High School in Bushnell, FL. After a year at South Sumter High, Turner matriculated to the University of Arkansas where he earned a M.Ed. Degree of Education in Recreation with a concentration in Sports Management in 2005. Following his post-graduate work, Turner worked as the seasonal intern for the Carolina Panthers Football Club of the National Football League (NFL). He then moved on as the Interim Athletic Trainer for Winthrop University before assuming the Head Athletic Trainer/ Director of Sports Medicine position for the Rams at Winston-Salem State University. Turner, and his wife of two years, Megan, reside in Winston-Salem, NC.

Strength and Conditioning Much of what it takes to become a successful student-athlete at Winston-Salem State University begins in the weight room. Mike Ketchum, Winston-Salem State University football’s Defensive Coordinator also serves double-duty as the Athletic Department’s strength and conditioning advisor. Ketchum, with the cooperation of WSSU Director of Sports Medicine, Darrell Turner M.Ed., ATC have implemented a strength and conditioning program that challenges each and every player to the utmost. It is the goal of Ketchum and Turner to help each student-athlete at WSSU maximize their athletic potential while adding speed, strength, and size. Under the direction of both Ketchum and Turner, the WSSU Strength and Conditioning program has adopted an aggressive attitude in making a commitment to winning. This commitment applies to the team’s efforts on the fields and courts of play and to the teams’ hard work and dedication in the weight room. To fulfill this commitment, Winston-Salem State University has completely remodeled its athletes-only Whitaker Strength and Conditioning facility. Inside the 3,800 square foot facility there are nine workstations that each include a power rack, Olympic lifting platform, squat stand, bumper and a complete weight tree. As well, the facility houses two complete sets of dumbbells from 10-125 pounds, a 0-90 degree utility bench, chin-up bars and a dip rack.

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These tools afford Winston-Salem State University student-athletes the opportunity to maximize their athletic potential. Both Ketchum and Turner are constantly monitoring the progress of WSSU studentathletes as well as tailoring sport-specific strength and condition programs in order to fully take advantages of the innovations in their developing field.


Academic Athletic Support Services

Academic Athletic Support Services Attending a nationally prominent academic and athletic institution like Winston-Salem State University not only provides a studentathlete with an opportunity to play their chosen sport at the highest level, but also allows the student-athlete an opportunity to take advantage of the wealth of academic opportunities that are available. Winston-Salem State University and the WSSU Department of Athletics are committed to providing its student-athletes every opportunity to maximize their potential outside of the fields and courts of athletic competition while preparing them for success in their post-college years. To prepare student-athletes for the challenges in life beyond the arenas of athletic competition, the Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics has developed the Office of Athletic-Academic Services. The Office of Athletic-Academic Services was created to ensure that athletes have the opportunity to develop as a “whole person” as they bridge the gap between high school and college life.

Dr. X. Maurice Allen ➤ Academic-Athletic Support Services Director ➤ 1st Year ➤ University of Virginia Dr. Allen is in his first year as the Academic Advisor for student-athletes at Winston-Salem State University. Prior to joining the Department of Athletics in March of 2007, Dr. Allen worked in various different administrative and student services capacities at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA; St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, TX; Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Prior to his appointment as Academic Advisor for Student-Athletes, he served as Director of Undergraduate Admissions at WSSU and enrolled

the two largest freshmen classes in the university’s history. Dr. Allen will oversee the day to day operations of the WSSU Office of Athletic-Academic Services where he will monitor the progress and development of all WSSU student-athletes, will help to register student-athletes in their chosen courses of study and assist with tutoring and providing additional instruction to all of the nearly 350 WSSU student-athletes at WSSU. Dr. Allen and his wife Carolyn are the proud parents of their son, Saiid.

DR. CYNTHIA WILLIAMS BROWN ➤ Faculty Athletic Representative ➤ 9thYear ➤ Shaw University In addition to serving as the WSSU Department of Athletics’ Faculty Athletic Representative, Cynthia D. Williams, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at Winston-Salem State University. She is currently interim Chair of the Human Performance & Sport Sciences Department and serves as Project Administrator for the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP). Dr. Williams received her undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Physical

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Education from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. In 1998, Dr. Williams completed the requirements for her Ph.D. degree in Physical EducationPedagogy from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Dr. Williams, a former high school physical education teacher and coach, became a member of the faculty at Winston-Salem State University in 1998. She serves on numerous committees, is active in professional organizations, and is involved in work with the community.


Athletic Support Staff

Academic Athletic Support Services Programming in personal and academic development enhances student-athlete growth during their college years and helps them realize higher academic achievement along with a higher level of maturity and self-responsibility. The plan is specifically designed to help connect college life to the world of work and to encourage students to make meaningful contributions to their communities. Receiving a degree from Winston-Salem State University opens many doors to a successful career once college is over. Spearheaded by the efforts of Student-Athlete Academic Advisor and program director Dr. X. Maurice Allen the WSSU Office of Athletic-Academic Services, the WSSU Office of AthleticAcademic Services places a high priority on academics in order to allow student-athletes to take advantage of all the educational opportunities that are available at WSSU.

J.R. PRINGLE ➤ Assistant Director Of Athletics For Facilities Management ➤ 5th Year ➤ Winston-Salem State Pringle is in his fifth year with the WSSU Department of Athletics and his second in the capacity of Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities Management. A native of Charleston, SC and the youngest of three children, Pringle was hired as a fulltime employee in the Athletic Department after completing his internship within the department during the 2003-04 academic year.

Pringle earned a B.S. in Sport Management from WSSU in 2003. His duties include overseeing game day operations, event management and various other administrative and operational concerns within the Athletic Department as well as serving as the WSSU Athletics Coordinator of Facilities. Pringle was recently married to the former Kandice Parker of Durham, NC in November 2006 and the couple resides in Winston-Salem.

LORI DOBBINS ➤ Assistant Director Of Marketing/Cheerleading Advisor ➤ 3rd Year ➤ Winston-Salem State Dobbins is no stranger to Winston-Salem State University, as she is a 2001 graduate of WSSU with a degree in Sport Management. She joined the WSSU Athletic Department for her first year in the fall of 2004, and she serves as the Cheerleading Advisor as well as the Assistant Director of Marketing in the newly formed WSSU Office of Sports Marketing. Following her graduation from WSSU she continued her education as Dobbins earned a M.S. degree in Sports Studies with a concentration in Marketing

from High Point University in May of 2005. Her professional experience includes service with the General Motors Inc. marketing department and three years of service with Lowe’s Co. Responsible for the acquisition of new corporate fundraising partners she continues to foster the growth between the WSSU Department of Athletics and visible corporate entities at the local, regional and national levels.

KAREN DUNLAP ➤ Executive Assistant For Athletic Budget Management ➤ 4th Year ➤ Catawba College Dunlap is entering into her fourth year as a member of the WSSU Athletic Department staff. She continues to serve as the Executive Assistant for athletics in charge of budget management where she will provide additional administrative support to the department. Dunlap will oversee the efforts of the WSSU Amon’s Booster Club and will primarily concern herself with the Athletic Department’s day to day business affairs. Dunlap brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience as her professional career

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includes 25 years of service with Livingstone College. While at Livingstone, Dunlap served in the Alumni Affairs Office and the Department of College Operations. She is a graduate of Catawba College where she earned a bachelor of arts in Business Administration. She received her MBA from the University of Phoenix in May of 2005. Dunlap continues to remain active in many professional and community service organizations.


WSSU Athletics Directory

Merlene Aitken Associate Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance (336) 750-2146

Dr. X. Maurice Allen Athletic Academic Services Coordinator (336) 750-8624

Robert Bethea Assistant Men’s Golf Coach (336) 750-2141

Halcyon M. Blake Head Men’s and Women’s CC/Track Coach (336) 750-2139

Kermit Blount Head Men’s Football Coach (336) 750-2148

Jake Bradley Administrative Assistant for WSSU Athletics (336) 750-2141

Nicholas Calcutta Football Offensive Coordinator (336) 750-2927

Dr. Chico Caldwell Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (336) 750-2141

Lester Carpenter Head Men’s Golf Coach (336) 750-2141

Bobby Collins Head Men’s Basketball Coach (336) 750-2140

Cody Crill Assistant Football Coach (Offensive Line) (336) 750-2960

Heather Davis Assistant Softball Coach (336) 750-3357

Lori Dobbins Asst. Markteing Director Cheerleading Advisor (336) 750-2936

Kevin Downing Assistant Football Coach (Safeties) (336) 750-3344

Karen Dunlap Executive Assistant for Budget Management (336) 750-2151

Joevanne Estrada Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach (336) 750-2141

Aaron Federspiel Assistant Football Coach (Running Backs) (336) 750-2948

Dr. Dennis Felder Assistant Compliance Coordinator (336) 750-2583

Keith Gaither Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Backs) (336) 750-3344

Lashawn Gee Assistant Men’s and Women’s CC/Track Coach (336) 750-2139

Trevin Goodwin Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations (336) 750-2909

Anita Griffin Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (336) 750-3358

Lataya Hilliard-Gray Head Women’s Softball Coach (336) 750-2598

Douglas Hunter Head Women’s Volleyball Coach (336) 750-3409

Mike Ketchum Football Defensive Coordinator (336) 750-2149

Trevor Lampman Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (336) 750-2136

Ayana McWilliams Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (336) 750-2136

DeValdean Penn Special Assistant to WSSU Football (336) 750-2141

J.R. Pringle Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Management (336) 750-3269

Jay Robinson Football Equipment Manager (336) 750-2141

Donna Rollins Assistant Softball Coach WSSU Office Assistant (336) 750-2141

Charlie Schoderbek Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach (336) 750-2145

Sherman Simmons Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Line) (336) 750-2134

Ken Spencer Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach (336) 750-3359

Dee Stokes Head Women’s Basketball Coach (336) 750-2596

Darrell Turner Head Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine Director (336) 750-2597

Tonia Walker Associate Athletic Director Sr. Woman Administrator (336) 750-2147

Janet Wheeler Graduate Athletic Office Assistant (336) 750-2141

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Dr. Cynthia Williams-Brown Chris Zona Faculty Athletic Assistant Athletic Director Representative for Media Relations (336) 750-2587 (336) 750-2143


WSSU Division I Classification

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he Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics continues into the third year of a five-year transition to the NCAA Division I level in 2007-08 and will enter into the first year of membership in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Legendary WSSU Coach, the late Clarence “Big House” Gaines addresses the crowd on July 7, 2004 when the Rams announced their intent to move to NCAA Division I.

In a drive to support rapid growth and attain higher visibility, the Board of Trustees at WinstonSalem State University (WSSU) approved a plan to seek reclassification of the school’s athletic programs to compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level. WSSU, formerly a member of NCAA Division II, submitted an application to the NCAA seeking the change in classification on December 1 of 2004 as required by the athletic association’s bylaws. This step formally started a five-year process that culminates with WSSU teams and athletes gaining eligibility to compete for all Division I championships during the 2009-10 seasons. “Moving up to NCAA Division I advances our university’s strategic plan and will offer our talented student-athletes even more challenging competition,” said Harold L. Martin, Sr., WSSU’s former chancellor (and acting chancellor at the time of the announcement). “Specifically, competing on a bigger stage will elevate awareness of WSSU and our reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, while creating opportunities to generate even more revenue from our athletic programs.” In recent years, WSSU’s population has grown by 15 to 20 percent annually and now numbers nearly 6,000 students. This figure is expected to top 7,500 students by 2010. Reclassifying the university’s athletic programs is consistent with this emerging position as a much larger and nationally recognized institution, according to Martin. The university remained a member of NCAA Division II through the 2005-06 seasons while beginning the reclassification process. During this period, WSSU maintained its status as a full member of the Central Collegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), subject to agreement with conference officials and member institutions before moving to the MidEastern Athletic Conference during the second year of the transition. Investments in New Facilities, Sports, Scholarships, and Coaches

WSSU Director of Athletics, Dr. Chico Caldwell, has been instrumental in helping to ready the Rams for the move to Division I.

The reclassification plan approved by WSSU’s Board of Trustees calls for substantial investment in, and expansion of, athletic facilities, programs, and staff; actions necessary to comply with NCAA rules for Division I members. Specific plan elements include: • Spending $4 million over a five-year period to improve and upgrade athletic facilities; an additional $6.7 million to renovate the CE Gaines Center could be allocated through the university’s capital plan, which would expand total facilities investments to $10.7 million. • Adding six new sports, which will include: men’s and women’s indoor (added in 2005-06) and outdoor track & field (added in 2006-07) teams, baseball (2009), and women’s golf (2010).

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• Increasing funds available for athletic scholarships by four-fold to $1.6 million during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years; these investments will enable WSSU to comply with NCAA Division I guidelines by granting the equivalent of at least 50 full-time athletic scholarships beyond those awarded for football and men’s and women’s basketball. • Expanding the Athletic Department staff by 15, including nine full-time and six part-time positions; new hires will include both coaches and administrative personnel. “All Voices Heard” Board approval of the plan completed an exhaustive review and planning process that began in April 2003. Two task forces chaired by Dr. Percy “Chico” Caldwell, WSSU’s Director of Athletics, evaluated all aspects of the university’s athletics programs, including facilities, budgets, conference affiliation and level of competition, as well as the feasibility of and preparedness for advancement to NCAA Division I competition. Next, they developed recommendations that defined that plan. The broad-based committees included WSSU studentathletes, students, alumni and administrators, as well as renowned intercollegiate athletic officials, local business leaders, and Winston-Salem city government officials. “Successfully achieving NCAA Division I status, and then competitive excellence at this high level, will require passionate support from everyone in the WSSU family and our local community,” Caldwell explained. “We begin reclassification with confidence, knowing that voices of all WSSU stakeholders have been heard, and that our plan addresses their aspirations, needs, and concerns.” Five-Year Process After submitting its formal application to the NCAA, WSSU entered into an “exploratory period” that spanned the 2005-06 academic calendar and athletic seasons. In this phase, the university continued to evaluate progress toward compliance with Division I requirements while retaining an option to end the process and remain a Division II member. Following completion of the exploratory phase in 2006, WSSU demonstrated compliance with NCAA Division I guidelines for academic admissions standards, number of sports programs, gender equity, and financial aid. The school also submitted a strategic plan which they must update in the three successive years. In 2009-10, the fifth and final year of the process, WSSU will host a certification visit by NCAA officials and begin full participation in all Division I championships including men’s and women’s basketball.


The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

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MEAC STAFF Brenda H. McCoy, Director of Championships Patricia Porter, Director of Media Relations Anthony Henderson, Director of Marketing/ Sponsorships Sonja Stills, Director of Compliance/Asst. to Commissioner Debra Davis, Director of Finance Raynoid Dedeaux, Compliance/Championships Aisha McCollum, Administrative Assistant Daniel Evans, Coordinator of Football Officials Luis Grillo, Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials William Whites, Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials Adonis Hill, Supervisor of Baseball Officials MEAC COMMISSIONERS Dr. Dennis E. Thomas . . . . . 2002 - present Brenda H. McCoy (Interim) . . 1996 & 2002 Charles S. Harris . . . . . . . 1996 - 2002 Kenneth A. Free* . . . . . . . 1978 - 1996 Dr. James Young (Part-time) . . 1975 - 1978 Earl Mason (Part-time) . . . . . 1974 - 1975 Dr. Leroy Walker (Part-time) . . 1971 - 1974 *First full-time MEAC Commissioner MEAC SPONSORED SPORTS Women’s Sports Basketball Bowling Cross Country Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field Softball Tennis Volleyball Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field Tennis

he Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will expand its membership to 12 members this year, as the league voted to admit Winston-Salem State University into the league beginning in 2007-08 academic year. “We are elated to welcome Winston-Salem State into the MEAC family”, said Commissioner Thomas. Obviously we think that WSSU is an outstanding academic institution with an excellent athletics program.” Winston-Salem is in the third year of its reclassification from Division II to NCAA Division I status. WSSU will begin a full MEAC schedule in all sports beginning this season (2007-08). However they will not be eligible for MEAC Championship play until 2010-11. Winston-Salem Director of Athletics, Dr. Chico Caldwell explained how the move to the MEAC is one of several steps the institution is making in their transition to the next level. “First of all, as we prepared for the years ahead, and the move to Division I, one of the keys to the puzzle was membership in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference,” said Dr. Caldwell. “We felt that the opportunity to be a member of the MEAC would afford us a way of rekindling several of our longstanding rivalries and establishing others, and we are happy and pleased that the vote has gone in our favor and we look forward to our future competition in the MEAC. The addition of Winston-Salem State marks the first expansion for the MEAC since 1997, when Norfolk State University became the 11th member of the league (Hampton University joined in 1995). WSSU becomes the second MEAC institution located in the state of North Carolina and the third in the Carolinas, joining North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro) and South Carolina State (Orangeburg). “Our goal is to become a strong and viable member of the MEAC in order to represent well within the conference, both regionally and nationally,” Dr. Caldwell added. “We truly believe that the MEAC is value-added to the direction of both WSSU and the WSSU Department of Athletics. Everyone here at WSSU, our alumni and supporters are truly excited about this opportunity.” About the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) The MEAC is a Division I conference comprised of 12 historically black colleges and universities located across the Atlantic coastline. The league, established in 1970, is located in the Town Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia in the Armada Hoffler Tower.

sports highlights The MEAC has enjoyed great success over the years in athletics. Currently, the league has automatic qualifying bids for NCAA postseason play in baseball (since 1994), men’s basketball (since 1981), women’s basketball (since 1982) , I-Championship Subdivision football (since 1996), softball (since 1995), men and women’s tennis (since 1998), and volleyball (since 1994).

• MEAC football has produced many NFL and professional football greats, including ten pro football Hall of Famers: Marion Motley (1968), Roosevelt Brown (1975), Len Ford (1976), David “Deacon” Jones (1980), Willie Lanier (1986), Art Shell (1989), Larry Little (1993), Leroy Kelly (1994), Elvin Bethea (2003), and Harry Carson (2006). Currently there are over 25 former MEAC football players on NFL rosters.

• MEAC basketball had two teams featured in the ESPN Sportcenter Top 10 All-Time upsets in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. No. 15 seed Coppin State defeated No. 2 South Carolina 1997 and No. 15 Hampton, defeated No. 2 Iowa State 2001.

• Florida A&M became the first MEAC school to win a volleyball match in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Winthrop in the first round of the 2003 Tournament. In 2004 the Lady Rattlers became the first HBCU ranked in the Top 25 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) national poll.

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OVERVIEW The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, an NCAA Division I Conference, is in its 38th year of operation heading into the 2007-2008 academic school year. Housed in the Armada Hoffler Tower at the Town Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the MEAC is currently made up of 12 (with the addition of WSSU in 2007-08) outstanding, historically black institutions across the Atlantic Coastline: Bethune-Cookman College, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, South Carolina State University and Winston-Salem State University. The MEAC has enjoyed great success over the years in athletics. Currently, the league has automatic qualifying bids for NCAA postseason play in baseball (since 1994), men’s basketball (since 1981), women’s basketball (since 1982) , I-Championship Subdivision football (since 1996), softball (since 1995), men and women’s tennis (since 1998), and volleyball (since 1994). HISTORY In 1969, a group of innovators long associated with intercollegiate athletics met in Durham, NC to discuss the feasibility of organizing a new conference based along the Atlantic coastline. A number of representatives from different institutions joined the steering committee in a two-day discussion about the new conference. Seven of these institutions agreed to become the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Delaware State College, Howard University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, and South Carolina State University. The MEAC headquarters remained in Durham, NC until 1981, moving to Greensboro March 26, 1982. In August 2005, the MEAC relocated to its current location in Virginia Beach, VA. The league was confirmed in 1970, kicking off its first season of competition in football in 1971. In 1978, the MEAC selected its first full-time commissioner, Kenneth A. Free, and the following year, expanded to nine schools with the admission of two Florida schools: Bethune-Cookman College and Florida A&M University. The MEAC operated with nine schools until 1985 when Coppin State College was admitted. The final expansion, prior to the agreed-upon addition of WSSU, occurred in the ‘90s with the inclusion of Hampton University in 1995 and Norfolk State University in 1997. On June 8, 1980, the MEAC was classified Division One by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the following month, received an automatic berth in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship.

• Bethune-Cookman earned the league’s first-ever atlarge bid into the NCAA Softball Tournament in 2005. The Lady Wildcats went on to defeat Florida, Central Florida (UCF), and South Florida to win the Florida Regional in Gainesville, the first time any MEAC school has won an NCAA Regional. B-CC ended its remarkable 2005 season with the leagues’ first-ever ranking in the final softball polls, reaching No. 18 in the NSCA/USA Today Coaches poll and No. 23 in the USA Softball/ESPN.com Poll.


Teams of the MEAC Bethune-Cookman College Wildcats Nestled in the heart of Daytona Beach, Florida, the 70-acre campus of Bethune-Cookman College is home to a diverse student body of over 2,700. The main campus, with 35 buildings spanning over 70 acres of land, is situated on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard bounded by George W. Engram Boulevard and Lincoln Streets, International Speedway, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevards. Founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in 1904, the college is a historically-black, United Methodist Church-related, liberal arts, career-oriented, coeducational, and residential institution offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 37 major areas through six academic divisions: Business, Education, Humanities, Nursing, Science/ Mathematics, and Social Sciences. Sports sponsored: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis, and volleyball.

Coppin State University Eagles Coppin State University is located in a residential neighborhood on the west-side of Baltimore, Maryland. The 45-acre campus is 15 minutes from the Inner Harbor and within 20 minutes from most other parts of the city. Founded in 1900 and named after the late Fanny Jackson Coppin, Coppin State is a public, urban, liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,000 students, offering bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and master’s degrees in Arts and Science, Education, Humanities, Mathematics, Nursing, Social Sciences, and Sports Management. Sports sponsored: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis, softball, and volleyball.

Delaware State University Hornets Delaware State University is a 400-acre pedestrian complex located in North Dover, Delaware on the corner of U.S. 13 and College Road. Founded in 1891, Delaware State is a public, progressive, comprehensive, 1890 land-grant institution, offering bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 67 undergraduate majors, 18 graduate majors, and two doctoral programs through: Agriculture and Related Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences,

Technology, Education and Sports Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Heath, and Public Policy and Management. Sports Sponsored: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, track and field, tennis, softball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, and equestrian.

Florida A&M University Rattlers Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a fouryear, public, coeducational, and fully accredited institution of higher learning. The main campus is comprised of 131 buildings spread over 419 acres located on the highest of seven hills in Tallahassee, the capital of the state of Florida. The enrollment population consists primarily of undergraduates. The university offers 62 bachelor’s degrees in 103 majors/tracks, with 36 master’s degrees with 56 majors/tracks being offered within 11 of the university’s 13 schools and colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Journalism and Graphic Arts, Communications, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Two professional degrees and eleven Ph.D. degree programs are offered. Sports sponsored: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

Hampton University Pirates Resting on the banks of the Hampton River, Hampton University is a beautiful 285-acre waterfront campus located in southeastern Virginia. The university is located near the Chesapeake Bay, 20 minutes from Norfolk, 15 minutes from Newport News, and 25 minutes from Williamsburg. Founded in 1868 by General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, Hampton is a four-year, private, independent, co-educational institution. The university offers 45 undergraduate programs, 14 master’s programs and four doctoral degree programs through seven divisions: Business, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts and Education, Journalism and Communications, Nursing, Pharmacy and Science, and the College of Continuing Education. Sports sponsored: basketball, bowling, crosscountry, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, sailing, softball, and volleyball.

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Howard University Bison Howard University, located in the heart of urban northwest Washington, D.C., has produced more African-Americans with advanced degrees than any other institution in the world. Founded in 1867, the main campus is spread over 89-acres with separate campuses for the School of Law and the School of Divinity. Howard consists of 12 schools and colleges offering degrees in: Allied Health Sciences, Business, Communications, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Sciences, the Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Divinity, Law, the Arts, Social Work, and Education. Sports sponsored: basketball, bowling, crosscountry, football, indoor track and field, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.

University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks The University of MarylandEastern Shore is located in the small town of Princess Anne on the eastern shore of the state of Maryland. The campus is located 13 miles south of the town of Salisbury which provides shopping and recreational facilities. The quiet community environment is excellent for learning, yet it is only three hours by car from the abundant cultural and recreational facilities of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Virginia Beach. Founded in 1886, UMES is a land-grant, historically black university which awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in AfricanAmerican Studies, Accounting, Agriculture, Airway Science, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Special Education, English, Hotel Restaurant Management, and Physical Therapy. Sports sponsored: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, tennis, and volleyball.


Teams of the MEAC Morgan State University Bears Known as “Maryland’s Public Urban University,” Morgan State University is a coeducational institution strategically located in the picturesque northeastern section of Baltimore, Maryland. The campus covers an area of more than 143 acres and is surrounded by rapidly growing residential communities. Morgan State was founded in 1867 with the mission to train men for the ministry. Today, the public university offers degrees in Business, Engineering, Education, Social Work, Hospitality Management and Arts and Sciences. Sports sponsored: basketball, bowling, crosscountry, football, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Norfolk State University Spartans Norfolk State University is an urban, four-year, coeducational institution. The 134-acre campus is located in the Tidewater area of Norfolk, Virginia, surrounded by Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Newport News – all rich in culture, recreation and human resources. The Tidewater area serves as a hub for the United States Army, Air Force and Navy. Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University has an enrollment of over 8,000 students and offers 39 baccalaureate degrees, 16 master’s degrees, and two doctoral programs in Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Sciences and Technology, Social Work, and Graduate Studies. Sports sponsored: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, tennis, and volleyball. North Carolina A&T State University Aggies The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a comprehensive, land-grant institution spread out over 188 acres at the center of the Piedmont region near downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded in 1891, A&T was temporarily located in Raleigh, NC until it moved to Greensboro in 1893. NC A&T offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels from two programs and six schools: Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture, Business and Economics, Education, Nursing, Technology, and Graduate Studies. Sports sponsored: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

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South Carolina State University Bulldogs South Carolina State University is a four-year, public, coeducational institution located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. More than 60 buildings sprawl across the 160-acre campus with an enrollment of over 4,700 students. Founded in 1896, South Carolina State University offers 60 baccalaureate programs in Applied Professional Sciences, Biology, Education, Business, Engineering and Technology, Arts, and Humanities. The University is one of the two schools in the state of South Carolina to offer master’s degrees in SpeechLanguage Pathology. Sports sponsored: basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Winston-Salem State University Rams Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), founded in 1892, is one of 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. The university occupies a 117-acre campus and enrolls a diverse student population of nearly 6,000 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in 43 majors and 12 master¹s degrees. WSSU employs over 800 full-time faculty and staff and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Winston-Salem State University is a premier public institution that develops the skills and values students need to contribute to and succeed in the changing economy of the 21st Century. Its worldclass degree programs in growing fields such as health sciences, information technology, financial services, and teacher education offer the flexibility to accommodate diverse life situations of both traditional and non-traditional students ranging from recent highschool graduates to working adults. The university’s curriculum also prepares all students to use the latest technologies as powerful tools for continuous learning, career advancement, and personal enrichment. Beyond technical skills, the WSSU educational experience inspires individual commitment to community service through classroom and field experiences that develop civic leadership and prepare students to make lifetime contributions to society. Sports Sponsored: basketball, bowling, crosscountry, football, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, softball, tennis, volleyball, and golf.


Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics Facilities


Bowman Gray Stadium

Bowman Gray Stadium during a Winston-Salem State University football game. For football, Bowman Gray Stadium can accommodate over 18,000 rowdy fans.

The Winston-Salem State University football team plays its homes games in the friendly confines of nearby Bowman Gray Stadium. Bowman Gray Stadium is owned by the city of Winston-Salem and is located one block from the Winston-Salem State University main campus. The stadium holds 18,000 fans for exciting Winston-Salem State Rams football games each fall. For concerts and special events, Bowman Gray Stadium holds more than 25,000 fans. Every Saturday night from spring until football season in the fall, Bowman Gray features the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Seating is available for 20,000 race fans, with most races selling out. Races begin at 8:00 pm every Saturday evening, with gates opening at 6:00 pm. Bowman Gray Stadium and Winston-Salem State University football are both local legends that attract multitudes of fans on a regular basis. The Rams have been playing at Bowman Gray stadium since the 1946 season and have amassed a record of 39-23-1 at home since Head Football Coach Kermit Blount took over as Head Coach of the

Rams in 1993. The stadium houses a natural grass field and an impressive 3,748 square-foot, dual-level, press box. A new $5.1 million fieldhouse is nearing completion as construction began following the 2006 football season. The old fieldhouse which stood at Bowman-Gray Stadium for the better part of two decades was removed and a new, state-of-the-art 20,992 square foot athletic fieldhouse is slated for a grand-opening on November 1, 2007. The five million dollar building was designed by Carlos Espinosa of Thomas H. Hughes Architecture, P.C. and is being built by Triad Builders of King, North Carolina under the guidance of Project Manager Aric Bullington and Superintendent Doug Boelsche. The fieldhouse will house all of WSSU’s football, sports medicine, and athletic administration offices as well a pair of athletic communications offices, two skyboxes, and over 4,000 square feet of meeting space.

Inside the 3,748 square-foot press box at Bowman Gray Stadium. The space can comfortably accommodate over 100 media members.

This artist’s rendering depicts the new planned field house. Construction on the 12,000 square-foot building is scheduled to begin after the 2006 football season.

This diagram displays the seating of Bowman Gray Stadium for WSSU football games. The newly renovated pressbox is located behind sections 26 and 27. These sections are reserved seating areas and feature increased legroom and chairback seats. The remaining sections are general admission seating areas. The home bench is located on the West side of the field, with public entrances located on the West, East, and South sides of the playing field.

A current photograph of the new fieldhouse taken May 2, 2007.

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C.E. Gaines Center / LJVM Coliseum

The outside of the CE Gaines Center on a fall afternoon.

This picture displays the CE Gaines Center during a home game. The picture proves how hostile an environment the Gaines Center is for opposing teams.

The Clarence E. Gaines Center, known to most as “The Gaines Center” is the primary site in which the Winston-Salem State University men’s and women’s basketball teams compete. It serves as not only a competition site, but as the primary practice facility for both the Rams and Lady Rams, in addition to being one of the home sites for the WSSU women’s volleyball team. What was once considered to be “state of the art” is now deemed too small for the larger than capacity crowds that both the men’s and women’s basketball teams generate. While the Gaines Center seats over 3,100 persons, the majority of games have sell-out attendance. The Gaines Center is a very hostile place for visiting teams to play, and the Rams and Lady Rams very seldom lose in its friendly confines amassing a home winning percentage near .700 for the last decade. The playing surface, constructed of premium quality hard wood,

is resurfaced every year to optimize playing conditions. When fans pack into the Gaines Center to watch WSSU take on opposing teams, the gymnasium becomes a sea of raucous fans, and the temperature inside rises to nearly unbearable levels. Originally planned to be a classic Division II arena, the Gaines Center was constructed in 1971 and hosted its first basketball contest in November of that same year. Named after legendary WSSU basketball coach and the NCAA’s fifth winningest coach ever, Clarence E. Gaines, and adorned with rows of championship banners hanging from the ceiling, the Gaines Center is a testament to the tradition and history that is Winston-Salem State basketball. Plans for a new 6,500 seat basketball arena/convocation center are in development with construction slated for the 2008-09 academic year.

The C.E. Gaines Center seating chart.

LJVM Coliseum

One of the newest arenas in the MidEastern Athletic Conference, and one of the most beautiful basketball facilities in the country is the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (14,665). The facility serves as the part-time home of Winston-Salem State University basketball. Though the facility is owned by the city of Winston-Salem, with the major tenant being the cross-town Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University, the Rams and Lady Rams play a large portion of their home schedules at the LJVM Coliseum every season.

Since its opening in 1989, the Joel Coliseum has hosted many nationally known entertainment acts, a wide variety of university and community affairs, and a number of professional and amateur sporting events that have brought the focus of the entire country to the city of Winston-Salem. The coliseum is owned and operated by the city of Winston-Salem, and only through a cooperative effort from civic and corporate leaders did the facility become a reality.

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Lawrence Joel Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum


Lawrence Joel Coliseum Joel Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum Timeline • November 1984 - Dr. Thomas Hearn, the president of Wake Forest University, pledges $2.5 million from the school toward construction of a new coliseum by the City of Winston-Salem. • March 1985 - The 56-member Citizens’ Coliseum Committee, appointed by Mayor Wayne Corpening, endorses a plan to build a 14,000-seat arena, with a 3,500-seat annex for ice hockey, public iceskating and the Dixie Classic Fair for a total of $24 million. • June 1985 - A bond referendum to raise $20 million for construction of a coliseum and annex is passed by Winston-Salem voters by a margin of between 4 to 1 and 5 to 1. • October 1985 - The city chooses Ellerbe Associates of Minneapolis as chief architect for the coliseum project Ellerbe’s portfolio includes the University of Kentucky’s Rupp Arena and Notre Dame’s Athletic and Convocation Center. Ellerbe announces that a Winston-Salem architectural firm, Hines-Northup-Ersoy, will serve as associate architect on the project. • November 1985 - The Triad Vietnam Veterans Association proposes that the new coliseum be named for Lawrence Joel, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner from Winston-Salem who died in February 1984. • February 1986 - The Board of Aldermen votes to name the new coliseum the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in honor of Lawrence Joel and all Forsyth County veterans who lost their lives in armed conflict. • March 1986 - Ellerbe Associates releases its design for the coliseum and estimates total construction costs for the building at $26 million. • November 1986 - The city asks for construction bids. • March 1987 - The city awards building contracts. P.J. Dick Contracting of Pittsburgh, Pa., which submitted a bid of $14.1 million, is named the general contractor. Another $6 million in contracts is awarded to firms from Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilson and Burwick, Me. • April 23, 1987 - Ground is broken and construction begins on the coliseum, which will sit just north and east of the old Memorial Coliseum, in an area that is part of the parking lot and the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. • December 1987 - City officials announce that the proposed annex building will cost $8.35 million, twice as high as the city’s first estimate. It will contain 80,000-plus square feet, instead of the 55,000 square feet originally planned.

A wonderful basketball facility, the LJVM Coliseum has played host to the CIAA Basketball Championship and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds (1993, 1997, 2000 and 2007). It also played host to a prestigious Davis Cup tennis match between the United States and India. The facility hosted the first and second rounds of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in March of 2007 marking the fourth time that the arena has hosted this event. Lawrence Joel Coliseum was actually almost two decades in the making. Twice during the 1970s (1976 and 1979), the voters of WinstonSalem rejected bond proposals that would have led to the replacement of the aging memorial coliseum. In December of 1984, however, the process was renewed again, and this time the plan was approved. A citizen’s committee determined the best size for the proposed facility, as well as a plan for an adjacent annex that could be used to supplement the calendar of events anticipated. That annex, referred to as the LJVM Coliseum Annex, is used by the Rams for basketball in addition to the C.E.

Gaines Center and the LJVM Coliseum. The total cost for the facilities was estimated at $26 million. The new coliseum was named for Lawrence Joel, the only native of Winston-Salem, NC who has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest combat award. Joel, an Army medic who passed away in 1984, was recognized for saving the lives of 13 fellow soldiers during a Viet Cong attack north of Saigon in 1965. Although twice wounded in the legs by enemy machine gunfire, Joel crawled across the battle area for more than 24 hours, administering aid to his comrades. Nearly 500 other Forsyth County veterans who gave their lives for their country in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Grenada Invasion, and the Persian Gulf War are also honored in the unique memorial at the entrance of the coliseum. Ground was broken on April 23 of 1987, and work was completed on August 28, 1989 with a dedication ceremony that officially announced the opening of what now is the LJVM Coliseum Complex.

• March 1988 - The city hires Ronald R. Morgan, a Charlotte architect, to study plans for the annex and to determine if it would be feasible to renovate Memorial Coliseum or if part of the structure could be used as part of the new annex. • March 1988 - The city sends invitations to 5,000 artists and art galleries to submit a resume and slides of their work if they’re interested in designing the memorial at the coliseum. Work begins in studying the designs of artists. • June 1988 - The Board of Aldermen approves building the annex, which will seat 3,588 for ice hockey, and demolishing Memorial Coliseum. Completion of the new building is scheduled for the spring of 1991. • November 1988 - The Board of Aldermen accepts a memorial designed by James Ford, a New York artist. It will consist of individual markers outside the entrance and a memorial inside the lobby. A poem entitled “The Fallen” is to be engraved on the wall of the interior memorial. • March 1989 - The Board of Aldermen agrees to name the coliseum’s press room the Gene Overby Press Room, in memory of Gene Overby, the longtime WSJS announcer and “Voice of the Deacons,” who died March 30, 1989, after a long battle with cancer.

Lawrence Joel Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum Annex

• June 1989 - The city approves a $168,000 marquee for the University Parkway entrance to the coliseum. The marquee will feature an electronic message board. • August 28, 1989 - The coliseum officially opens with a dedication ceremony honoring Lawrence Joel and all Forsyth County veterans who died in battle for their country.

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Tennis Complex/Upcoming Projects With the transition to NCAA Division I, the Rams and Lady Rams have experienced tremendous growth within the athletic department. New staff positions, additional coaches, increased scholarships and improvements to athletic facilities have all added to the overall studentathlete experience at Winston-Salem State University and have translated into success on the field and in the classroom.

The new track and field facility will allow the Rams and Lady Rams to continue their dominance on the track.

While the new WSSU athletic fieldhouse is completed this summer, there will be groundbreakings on two additional athletic department facilities projects as the Lady Rams softball team and the men’s and women’s track and field teams will witness the building of their new homes as well.

The site for the new softball facility will be at the old Civitan Park location where the Lady Rams have enjoyed years of success en route to earning four CIAA softball titles.

Located adjacent to the new WSSU tennis complex, the men’s and women’s track and field team will receive a completely new, state-ofthe-art track and field facility which will house an eight-lane rubberized running track, high jump and long jump pits, pole vault, hammer throw and javelin stations and will house a 100-yard football practice field.

Estimated Cost - $3 million Contractor – New Atlantic Architect – Site Solutions The improvements in facilities for WSSU student-athletes is possible through the generous donations and endowments of alumni, fans, and supporters of WSSU athletics. With the help of everyone in the “Ram Nation”, WSSU will continue to be an athletic power, one that carries on the tradition of excellence that has long been associated with Winston-Salem State University.

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As well, the lady Rams softball team will see a brand new, state-of-the-art softball stadium being built adjacent to the track and field facility with plans to add a neighboring baseball facility in the coming years.

The improvements in facilities for WSSU student-athletes is possible through the generous donations and endowments of alumni, fans, and supporters of WSSU athletics. With the help of everyone in the “Ram Nation”, WSSU will continue to be an athletic power, one that carries on the tradition of excellence that has long been associated with WinstonSalem State University.


2006-07 WSSU Athletics in Review The 2007-08 athletic season at Winton-Salem State University was a year that was full of unique and exciting challenges for the student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators as the Rams and Lady Rams welcomed the second year of the transition to the highest level of intercollegiate athletic competition at the NCAA Division I level. A storied program of athletic excellence, one that has captured 42 conference titles and one national championship, the Rams and Lady Rams continued to lay the foundations upon which the WSSU Department of Athletics will build future Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference success. Scheduled to become a full-time member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 2007-08, the Rams and Lady Rams spent the 2006-07 season as an NCAA Division I Independent thus enabling WSSU coaches and student-athletes to travel the nation playing some of the NCAA’s most storied athletic programs. Increased national exposure, invaluable experience, and team bonding helped the Rams and Lady Rams to countless successes on the fields and courts of play in 2006-07 as Winston-Salem State University student-athletes erased all doubts about their ability to compete at the Division I level. The 2006 fall season offered many new challenges for the Winston-Salem State Lady Rams volleyball team and the team responded with the tenacity and competitive spirit that has become a trademark of Winston-Salem State University Athletics. The Lady Rams faced some of the best competition in the southeast facing such powers as Providence College, North Carolina A&T, UNC-Wilmington, The Citadel, High Point University, and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference runners-up Maryland-Eastern Shore. Though saddled with a 2-34 overall record, the Lady Rams demonstrated their heart posting a pair of five-set wins, defeating Fayetteville State at home and taking a road win at Savannah State. It was the Lady Rams’ young guns that led the way in 2006 with the WSSU freshmen and sophomores dominating the team’s statistics. Sophomore Valentina Pushkina led the way for the Lady Rams placing in the team’s top three in nearly every statistical category. She led the team in assists (572), was third on the team in kills (145), was second on the team in digs (168), was second in total blocks (36), and was second on the team in service aces (44). Through their heart and determination, the 2006 Lady Rams have written another great chapter in the history of Winston-Salem State University Athletics. The men’s cross country team earned three top 10 finishes in 2006 as they secured a fourth-place finish at the UNC-Pembroke Cross Country Invitational to open the season, added an eighth place finish at the Old Northstate Championships, and recorded a fifth place performance at the seasonending North Carolina Central University Invitational. The WSSU men also recorded an 11th place finish at the Wingate Invitational, an 18th place finish at the Greensboro Cross Country Invite, and an impressive 26th place finish in the largest cross country invitational of the season in Orlando, Florida as WSSU secured an impressive finish at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic. The successes of the men’s cross country program were only compounded by their female counterparts as the Lady Rams’ cross country team captured five top-15 finishes and earned three top-10 finishes in 2006. The WSSU women opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the UNC-Pembroke Cross Country invitational, added a fifth place finish at the Old Northstate Championships and earned an event championship as they cruised to a first-place finish at the North Carolina Central University Cross Country Invitational to close the season. The ladies added to their impressive finishes with a 12th place performance at the Wingate Invitational and an 11th-place finish at the Greensboro Cross Country Invite where Irene Jeptolo broke her own WSSU school record as she completed the 5K course in 18:49.6 as she placed fourth in the event, only nine seconds off of the lead pace. The Winston-Salem State University women’s bowling team completed the fifth season of competition in program history in 2006 as they continued to put in place the pieces of a future championship puzzle.

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2006-07 WSSU Athletics in Review The Lady Ram bowlers competed well during a grueling four-month schedule that saw WSSU travel the east coast as they competed against many of the nation’s top women’s bowling programs. WSSU visited the state of Florida twice, traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, road-tripped to Maryland, and twice bowled in their home state of North Carolina without ever hosting a home match as the Lady Rams spent the entire season away from home. Coupled with the travel schedule, the Lady Rams faced many of the nation’s most successful programs, none of which was more powerful than the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Lady Hawks whom WSSU would compete against six times in the 2006-07 season. The Lady Hawks, a two-time NCAA Championship participant and the 2007 NCAA title runners-up would again take notice as the Lady Rams, a program that competed as one of only eight national finalists in the inaugural NCAA women’s bowling championship in 2004, continues to build a national-caliber program as they prepare for MEAC membership next season. When anyone thinks of the fall season at Winston-Salem State University, one’s mind immediately shifts to football, one of the most storied athletic programs at WSSU. The 2006 season was another in a long line of history-making years for the Rams’ gridiron gang as Winston-Salem State rushed their way to a 4-7 record versus many of NCAA Division I-AA’s most powerful programs. Despite the impressive 4-7 record, 14th-year head coach Kermit Blount refused to rest on the laurels of current and past success as he continued to solidify the strong WSSU football program as WSSU looks poised to prove ready for their inaugural season in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 2007. As always, basketball season proved for another exciting winter at WSSU. The WSSU women, under the guidance of head coach Dee Stokes turned in an impressive first season at the Division I level. There is a lot to be said about the Winston-Salem State University Lady Rams’ 2006-07 season. Though the team had a number of rough spots along the way that would have forced many teams to accept losses and failures, the team never gave in and showed a determination that lasted for the entire season. The team’s determination was shown in the squad’s stellar finish to the year. In a season that constantly pointed towards the future, the Winston-Salem State Lady Rams found tremendous success right away during the team’s 8-21 run. Playing arguably the toughest schedule in team history, the Lady Rams’ hard work and dedication led to a number of quality wins and some fantastic performances by a Lady Rams squad that had many chances to quit. The Lady Rams went into some of the toughest arenas in the ACC facing #2 North Carolina at Carmichael Auditorium, Georgia Tech at Gwinnett Arena, and facing the Demon Deacons of cross-town Wake Forest at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Carter led the way for the Lady Rams with a 13.2 points per game average and a 10.1 rebounds per game rebounding average for the season. Heading into the season, Carter had already surpassed the 1,000-point mark and continued her strong play into the 2006-07 season, her final season as a Lady Ram. She did not disappoint, surpassing the 1,000-rebound plateau as well. For her career, Carter totaled 1,451 points and pulled in 1,005 rebounds. For her career, Carter played in 111 games with 105 starts. The men’s basketball team was arguably the most battle-tested team on campus during the 200607 athletic season. The Rams welcomed a new coaching staff, new players and a new NCAA Division I classification as they made the unprecedented leap to competition on the nation’s most challenging stage. The Rams welcomed head coach Bobby Collins, a proven winner who has earned a pair of MidEastern Athletic Conference championships as a head coach and countless conference titles as a top assistant as Collins led a team that returned only seven lettermen and welcomed eight newcomers. Collins and the Rams wasted no time in getting down to business in 2006-07 as the Rams were faced with one of the most challenging schedules in the nation, a schedule which boasted road games versus national championship contenders Kansas and Georgetown and saw the Rams take to the court versus eight teams that competed in the NCAA postseason.

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2006-07 WSSU Athletics in Review The Rams traveled over 25,000 miles in 2006-07 and faced 27 unique opponents from 15 different conferences as the road-tested WSSU men visited 15 states and three time zones in their first year of competition at the NCAA Division I level. The Rams burst onto the national scene as they made three television appearances and secured five impressive victories in a season that was filled with 23 road games. WSSU secured wins over Anderson University, Ferrum College, Norfolk State, Bethune-Cookman and Columbia Union College and suffered near-miss defeats at Georgia State University, at Akron, at Morgan State, at South Carolina State and at Wake Forest as they dropped seven contests by 10-points or less en route to a 5-24 record. Despite having only five wins on the season, the Rams’ future looks extremely bright as only three seniors depart from the program and Collins looks forward to the return of a plethora of young talent. The men’s and women’s basketball teams were not the only athletes at WSSU burning up the hardwood in the winter of 2006-07 as the WSSU Cheerleading squads continued to show why they are the pride of Historically Black Colleges and University’s nationwide. The WSSU cheerleading teams, consisting of junior varsity and varsity squads as well as a pair of Ram mascots, had a successful 2006-07 year in which they accomplished many outstanding things. In addition to cheering on the football and basketball teams of WSSU, the cheerleaders advanced to new heights in cheerleading and stunting, starting with their second appearance at the Universal Cheerleading Association camp at the University of Tennessee. In addition to their on-court and on-field activities the cheerleaders also participated in a wide variety of community outreach programs working with elementary and middle school kids and the disabled and elderly in the triad. WSSU Cheerleaders appeared at many events, including, but not limited the “Youth Crime Watch & Prevention Forum”, the “Donate Life Walk”, “The Salem House”, the Diggs Elementary and Walkertown Middle schools and the Triad Area Pop Warner football programs, in addition to working camps and clinics for the Burlington/Alamance county schools. The season’s high-point would be when the WSSU Cheerleaders hosted, worked and taught the Triad High School Cheer Competition at the C.E. Gaines Center on Saturday, April 21, 2007. The WSSU Cheerleading teams, under the guidance and tutelage of coaches Joevanne Estrada and Latoya Whitefield and Director of Cheerleading Operations, Lori Dobbins, continue to bring a source of pride to Winston-Salem State University. The spring of 2007 again proved to be a time of athletic success for the Rams and Lady Rams as softball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and outdoor track and field continued to achieve at the highest level. Continuing in a long running legacy of athletic excellence that has included five conference championships, the 2007 Winston-Salem State Lady Rams carried on the tradition of great softball play this season, making their presence felt in their second season of NCAA Division I play. Though the team struggled with injuries significantly shortening the Lady Rams’ roster, the team made up for the shortage in numbers with an overage of heart and determination. The team’s efforts this season have sent a statement to their future conference competition with Winston-Salem State joining the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference next year. The Winston-Salem State Rams tennis team battled their way through a tough 2007 season that saw the team become road warriors. The young Rams squad was truly battled-tested, facing some of the toughest competition in mid-major collegiate tennis. Highlighting the team’s efforts this season was their 5-2 win over North Carolina Wesleyan on February 16, 2007. The Rams won the doubles play as well as four singles matches to take the road victory. The season was a tough one for the Rams, but laid the foundation for a program on the rise. The 2007 women’s tennis season offered a tough road for the Winston-Salem Lady Rams as the team had to face one of its toughest schedules in recent history. The Lady Rams found little comfort at home facing just two teams in Winston-Salem, but hitting the road to face 17 of the team’s 18 opponents.

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2006-07 WSSU Athletics in Review Highlighting the Lady Rams’ season was a 5-1 win over Savannah State at the Bulldog Tennis Center on the campus of South Carolina State University. After winning the doubles point, the Lady Rams went on to win four of the five singles matches to take the 5-1 victory. The lessons learned during the 2007 season will be a great building block for the future of Lady Ram tennis in years to come. The 2007 Rams and Lady Rams track & field teams headed into the 2007 season with something to prove and as the competitors that were left behind can attest, the team proved its point beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Rams and Lady Rams took the track against some of the best track & field teams in the nation including taking the field at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and North Carolina A&T. Highlighting the team’s efforts this season were the men’s and women’s sprint relay teams that captured the headlines on numerous occasions this season. During the season, the team has left behind teams from East Carolina, Virginia Commonwealth, Coastal Carolina, and a host of other nationally-ranked intercollegiate athletic institutions. The WSSU sprinters have been solid all year long with sophomore Wykeitha Barnett leading the way for the Lady Rams while senior Gerrod Sidbury led the way for the Rams. Barnett had a great indoor season finishing 10th in the women’s 60m dash with a season-best time of 7.83 seconds in the finals of the event. She had her best performance of the outdoor season close to home when she ran a 00:12.16 at the Wake Forest Open. Sidbury led the way for the Rams winning the men’s 400m dash at the Father Diamond Invitational at George Mason. He went on to finish sixth at the Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina in Conway, South Carolina with a time of 49.30. His best time of the season came at the Wake Forest Invitational when he turned in an 11th place finish in the men’s 400m run in a time of 48.41. One of the team’s best efforts of the season came at the North Carolina A&T Aggie Relays when the Rams and Lady Rams notched numerous great finishes in the meet. Highlighting the fantastic season was the Rams 4x400m relay team that took first place at the North Carolina A&T Aggie Relays with a time of 3:21.06, leaving behind teams from North Carolina Central, St. Paul’s College, and UNC-Pembroke. The WSSU men’s golf team, a program with six conference championships in its trophy case continues to grow under the leadership of coaches Lester Carpenter and Robert Bethea as the men’s golfers rebuild a program that was re-born four seasons ago after a 14-year layoff. The Rams turned in a successful season as they made great strides during their eight-month long season that started in September and concluded the final week of May. Most impressive of all in 2006-07 was the play of senior golfer Josh Vogler. Vogler fired four rounds in the 60’s and the remainder of his rounds in the 70’s as he paved the way for the Rams’ successes. Vogler’s most impressive performance in 2006-07 was a season-best round of 68 in second-day competition at the seventh annual J. Ralph Hargett Memorial Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation. The 2006-07 athletic season was one of ups and downs at WSSU as the Rams and Lady Rams endured the growing pains of an athletic program on the rise at the Division I level. The season was one that was measured not in wins and losses but in improvement and achievement as the 200plus WSSU student-athletes helped to put their respective programs on the NCAA Division I map. Motivated and focused top-tier student-athletes, devoted, caring and knowledgeable coaches and athletic administrators and the support of the community and national alumni will continue to help the Rams and Lady Rams in their quest for MEAC and national titles in the years to come.

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Rams Booster Club

AMON BOOSTER CLUB

I have always contributed to the Red & White Giving Club; will there still be a Red and White Giving Club?

What is the Amon Booster Club?

Is my contribution 100% tax deductible?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

The Amon Booster Club will serve as the platform for increasing the number of student-athlete scholarships and operational resources necessary for a Division I program. This club will also enhance the visibility of loyal donors and community stakeholders of the WSSU Athletics program. Official start of membership is July 1, 2007.

How will funds contributed to the Amon Booster Club be used? Funds will be used for Operations and Scholarships as indicated by sponsorship level.

How long does membership in the Amon Booster Club last? Standard memberships renewable.

are

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No, the Red and White Giving Club will be phased out with the distribution of 2006-2007 member benefits.

According to IRS publication 526, Charitable Contributions: • If you receive a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you can deduct only the amount of your contribution that is more than the value of the benefit you receive. • If you make a payment to, or for the benefit of, a college or university and, as a result, you receive the right to buy tickets to an athletic event, you can deduct 80% of the payment. You will receive a receipt outlining the deductibility of your contribution.

What is the value of having a membership card?

Membership cards can be presented and acompanied by ID when making priority ticket purchases and for entry into special events. Membership cards are nontransferable.

Why is the Booster Club open to individuals only?

Member benefit packages/levels are designed for individuals to avoid the legality and difficulty associated with establishing legal ownership of benefits; as a result, WSSU has elected to offer non-organizational memberships only. Please refer to the Sponsorship brochure for more information about organizational support opportunities.

How can organizations support Ram Athletics?

Are Amon Booster Club memberships Individual or Joint?

Community and organizational support are crucial to the success of Winston-Salem State University’s Athletics Program. We have designed sponsorship programs specifically geared towards organizational structures. Please refer to our Sponsorship brochure for details.

$1,000.00 Fast Break Membership

$20,000 Champion Membership

They are joint memberships, which are available beginning at the 5th Quarter Membership level with any and all rights extended to the original member.

membership levels $20.00 Current Student Membership •T-shirt •Membership card •Invitation to special events •Right to purchase away travel package

$50.00 Young Graduate Membership (Eligible 5 years from graduation year) •T-shirt •Membership card •Bumper sticker/car decal •Invitation to special events •Right to purchase away travel package

$250.00 Fifth Quarter Membership •T-shirt •Tax deduction •Membership card •Car decal •Game program name recognition •Right to purchase away travel package •Invitation to special events

$500.00 Hole-in-One Membership

•T-shirt •Tax deduction •Membership card •Car decal •Game program name recognition •Right to purchase away travel package •Football/basketball media guide •Invitation to special events •Right to purchase up to two (2) priority season tickets for football and basketball

•T-Shirt •Tax deduction •Membership card •Car decal •Ram flag •Game program name recognition •Invitation to special events •Right to purchase up to four (4) priority season tickets for football and basketball •Right to purchase away travel package •Football/basketball media guide •Half-time recognition at a football game •Reserved parking permits for football and basketball •Invitation to football and basketball pre-game hospitality •Right to purchase two (2) MEAC Tournament tickets •Right to purchase NCAA/NIT postseason tickets •Lapel pin (first year only) •Invitation to athletic banquet •Golf polo shirt

$1,500.00 MVP Membership

•T-Shirt •Tax deduction •Membership card •Car decal •Ram flag •Game program name recognition •Invitation to special events •Right to purchase away travel package •Right to purchase up to six (6) priority season tickets for football and basketball games •Football/basketball media guide •Half-time recognition at a football game •Reserved parking permits for football and basketball •Invitation to football/basketball pre-game hospitality •Right to purchase four (4) MEAC Tournament tickets •Right to purchase NCAA/NIT postseason tickets •Lapel pin (first year only) •Invitation to athletic banquet •Golf polo shirt

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•Naming Rights (Scholarships or Capital) •Game program name recognition •Invitation to special events •Right to purchase away travel package •Right to purchase up to six (6) priority season tickets for football and basketball games •Football/basketball media guide •Half-time recognition at a football game •Reserved parking permits for football and basketball •Invitation to football/basketball pre-game hospitality •Right to purchase four (4) MEAC Tournament tickets •Right to purchase NCAA/NIT postseason tickets •Lapel pin (first year only) •Invitation to athletic banquet •Golf polo shirt •Ram flag •T-Shirt •Tax deduction •Membership card •Car decal

Contact Information:

For additional information on how to become a member of the WSSU Amon’s Booster Club, contact WSSU Executive Assistant for Athletic Budget Management, Karen Dunlap at (336) 750-2151 or download a pledge form at the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at WSSURAMS. com.


Winston-Salem State University Rams Football CoSIDA and 2007 Opponent CoSIDA Information


WSSU Rams 2007 CoSIDA Information

Winston-Salem State University CoSIDA Fact Sheet GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Winston-Salem, NC Founded: 1892 Enrollment: 5,557 Colors: Red and White Chancellor: Dr. Donald J. Reaves Athletic Director: Dr. Chico Caldwell Athletics Phone: (336) 750.2141 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Stadium: Bowman Gray Stadium (18,000) Nickname: Rams

Head Coach Kermit W. Blount

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Chris Zona Zona Office Phone: (336) 750-2143 Zona Cell Phone: (336) 391-8852 Zona Office Fax: (336) 750-2144 Zona E-mail: zonac@wssu.edu Athletic Website: wssurams.com Press Box Phone: (336) 783-3432 SID Mailing Address: 200 C.E. Gaines Center c/o Dept. of Athletics, Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Monte Purvis 2007 SCHEDULE

S 1 S 8 S 15 S 22 S 29 O 6 O 20 O 27 N 3 N 10 N 17 * MEAC Games

NORTH CAROLINA A&T* at Coastal Carolina at Morgan State* at South Carolina State* at Howard* vs. Florida A&M* at Bethune-Cookman* HAMPTON* DELAWARE STATE* NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL at Norfolk State*

A S S S S O O O O N N

at Catawba at North Carolina A&T SOUTH CAROLINA STATE at Florida A&M COASTAL CAROLINA HOWARD at Bethune-Cookman at Savannah State at Hampton ST. AUGUSTINE’S at Norfolk State

26 2 9 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 18

2006 RESULTS

6:00 7:00 4:00 6:00 6:00 4:00 4:00 6:00 2:00 1:30 1:00

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

L, 7-21 W, 41-14 L, 6-35 L, 21-25 L, 12-31 W, 12-0 L, 6-10 W, 38-6 L, 3-13 W, 26-6 L, 14-31

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Kermit W. Blount (Winston-Salem State, ’80) Coaching Record: 81-64-3 (14 seasons overall and at WSSU) Assistant Coaches: Mike Ketchum (Defensive Coordinator); Nick Calcutta (Offensive Coordinator); Aaron Federspiel (Running Backs); Keith Gaither (Defensive Backs); Cody Crill (Offensive Line); Sherman Simmons (Defensive Line); Kevin Downing (Safeties) Football Office Phone: (336) 750-2148 2006 Record: 4-7 Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: Multiple Starters Returning / Lost: 13/7 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 51/17 Returning Starters: Offense (6): Michael Scarborough (WR); Michael Helton (OL); Bennie Barbour (OL); Joseph Blanks (OL); Monte Purvis (QB, Sr.); Brandon McRae (RB) Defense (7): William Hayes (DL); Juan Corders (LB, So.); Thaddeus Griffin (LB, Sr.); Corey Swinnie (LB); Demetrius Rivers (DB); De’Ron Middleton (DB); Nate Biggs (DB) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Brandon McRae (10 games, 118 carries, 623 yards, 5.3 yards per carry, six TDs) Passing: Monte Purvis (60-of-144 passes, 865 yards, five touchdowns, nine interceptions) Receiving: Johnathan Kinzer (eight games, eight receptions, 89 yards, 11.1 yards per catch) Kicking: No Returnees Punting: No Returnees Defense: Thadeus Griffin (80 tackles, 5.5 TFL, three interceptions)

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WSSU Rams 2007 Alphabetical Roster No. 61 67 83 ## 82 23 01 21 78 36 ## 33 19 27 ## 50 ## 51 63 17 05 28 ## ## 45 ## 35 52 ## 59 89 76 24 ## 44 94 75 32 97 47 88 03 ## ## 22 15 56 ## 74 26 ## 62 10 25 ## 54 30 66 92 31 80 ## 37 20 04 53 12 13 16 ## 34 87 11 57 98 43 58 72 14 ## 40 ## ## 46 02

Name Pos Anthony Adams OL Bennie Barbour OL Lorenzo Barr WR Jonathan Battle OL Bryant Bayne WR Nathaniel Biggs DB Jed Bines RB Ernest Blakley DB Joseph Blanks OL Herman Blount RB Clyde Burroughs SS Darrian Bynum LB Alex Chandler DB Marcus Coates SS Nic Cooper RB Juan Corders LB Anthony Doberson OL Mario Dawson LB Kevin Dorsey, Jr. DL Brandon Dow FS Jarrett Dunston QB Roderick Fluellen RB Jamaule Glover DL Julian Gray OL Thadeus Griffin LB Montez Ham WR Marcus Harris RB William Hayes DL John Haynes LB Michael Helton OL Javon Hubbard TE/OL Joe Huff OL David Irizarry DB Lamarcius Jenkins TE Thomas Johnson SS Brian Jones DL Quentin Jones DL Desmond Jordan DB Edward Jordan, Jr. DL Shawn Kearney LB Johnathan Kinzer WR Omar Kizzie QB Corey Land OL Nazir LeVine OL Jamaine Mack DB Richard Marcellus DB Chedrick Marshall LB Davril Massey WR Thurman McDonald OL Brandon McRae RB Tramain Melvin DL Michael Merritt DL DeRon Middleton DB Jared Mitchell FS Matt Mitchell K Michael Moore DL Nathan Munford, IV DB Jonathan Myers OL Keith Newton DL Wayne Noble, Jr. DB Keith Parker QB/WR Donte Perry WR Corei Plummer RB Tionti Powell RB Monte Purvis QB Jeremy Reaves LB/TE Demetrius Rivers SS Michael Scarborough WR Edgar “Ty” Scott DB Johnathan Setzer DB Jaquin Sessoms DB Cory Shephard WR Justin Sherrod QB Devease Simpson LB Murell Streeter, Jr. LB Demetrius Swindell LB Corey Swinnie LB Lonnie Teasley OL Brent Thomas WR Lavelle Tucker FS William Wall DE Chris West P Greg Wilson DB Willie Wilson RB Brian Wynn QB/WR

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Ht. 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-5 5-7 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-5 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-3 5-8 6-4 6-4 6-2 5-11 5-7 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-3 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-5 5-10 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-4 5-9 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-4 6-3 5-11 5-8 5-11 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-10 5-8 6-6

Wt. 320 300 185 310 195 190 190 170 320 183 195 200 190 210 220 250 320 230 271 190 220 213 300 275 255 180 185 260 210 290 260 340 175 235 190 245 275 195 330 200 215 195 350 290 200 210 235 190 335 225 280 350 175 185 190 255 185 330 275 175 205 195 262 165 190 240 190 180 185 200 195 200 190 230 220 240 235 310 200 190 243 185 190 220 200

Class R-So. Jr. R-Fr. So. R-So. Sr. Sr. R-Jr. Jr. So. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-So. R-So. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. R-So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. R-Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. R-So. R-Jr. Jr. R-So. So. R-So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. R-So. R-So. Fr. So. R-So. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-So. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr. Sr. Sr. R-So. Sr. R-So. R-So. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr.

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WSSU Rams 2007 Numerical Roster No. 01 02 03 04 05 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 43 44 45 46 47 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 66 67 72 74 75 76 78 80 82 83 87 88 89 92 94 97 98 ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##

Name Pos Jed Bines RB Brian Wynn QB Omar Kizzie QB Monte Purvis QB Jarrett Dunston QB DeRon Middleton DB Justin Sherrod QB Demetrius Rivers SS Michael Scarborough WR Brent Thomas WR Richard Marcellus DB Edgar “Ty” Scott DB Brandon Dow FS Alex Chandler DB Tionti Powell RB Ernest Blakley DB Jamaine Mack DB Nathaniel Biggs DB David Irizarry DB Jared Mitchell FS Brandon McRae RB Marcus Coates SS Roderick Fluellen RB Nathan Munford, IV DB Wayne Noble, Jr. DB Desmond Jordan DB Darrian Bynum LB Jaquin Sessoms DB Marcus Harris RB Herman Blount RB Corei Plummer RB William Wall DE Demetrius Swindell LB Thomas Johnson SS Thadeus Griffin LB Willie Wilson RB Shawn Kearney LB Juan Corders LB Mario Dawson LB William Hayes DL Jeremy Reaves LB/TE Michael Moore DL Chedrick Marshall LB Devease Simpson LB Corey Swinnie LB Michael Helton OL Anthony Adams OL Michael Merritt DL Kevin Dorsey, Jr. DL Jonathan Myers OL Bennie Barbour OL Lonnie Teasley OL Thurman McDonald OL Quentin Jones DL Joe Huff OL Joseph Blanks OL Keith Parker QB/WR Bryant Bayne WR Lorenzo Barr WR Cory Shephard WR Johnathan Kinzer WR Javon Hubbard TE/OL Keith Newton DL Brian Jones DL Edward Jordan Jr. DL Murell Streeter, Jr. LB Jonathan Battle OL Clyde Burroughs SS Nic Cooper RB Anthony Doberson OL Jamaule Glover DL Julian Gray OL Montez Ham WR John Haynes LB Lamarcius Jenkins TE Corey Land OL Nazir LeVine OL Davril Massey WR Tramain Melvin DL Matt Mitchell K Donte Perry WR Johnathan Setzer DB Lavelle Tucker FS Chris West P Greg Wilson DB

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Ht. 5-10 6-6 5-11 5-11 6-3 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-2 6-1 5-8 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-2 5-8 5-9 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-7 5-7 5-11 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-2 5-8 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-5 6-4 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-10

Wt. 190 200 195 190 220 175 190 190 180 200 210 185 190 190 165 170 200 190 175 185 225 210 213 185 175 195 200 195 185 183 262 243 240 190 255 220 200 250 230 260 240 255 235 230 235 290 320 350 271 330 300 310 335 275 340 320 205 195 185 200 215 260 275 245 330 220 310 195 220 320 300 275 180 210 235 350 290 190 280 190 195 200 190 185 190

Class Sr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Sr. So. Jr. R-So. Sr. R-So. Sr. R-So. R-So. R-So. R-So. Sr. R-Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. R-So. R-So. Jr. R-Fr. R-So. Jr. R-Sr. R-Fr. Fr. So. R-Fr. So. R-Jr. So. Sr. R-Fr. So. So. So. Sr. R-So. R-Sr. R-So. R-Fr. Sr. R-Jr. R-So. Sr. So. R-Fr. Jr. Sr. So. R-Jr. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-So. Sr. R-Jr. R-So. R-So. Jr. So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown Winston-Salem, NC Greensboro, NC Richmond, VA Winston-Salem, NC Raleigh, NC Winston-Salem, NC Fayetteville, NC Durham, NC Jacksonville, NC Durham, NC Washington, D.C. Winston-Salem, NC Washington, D.C. Kingstree, SC Beulaville, NC Winston-Salem, NC Sumpter, SC Durham, NC Miami, FL Durham, NC Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Columbia, SC Richmond, VA Rocky Mount, NC Rocky Point, NC Weldon, NC Ahoskie, NC Burlington, NC Garysburg, NC Middlebury, NC Washington, D.C. Greenville, NC Greensboro, NC Sumpter, SC Kingstree, SC Henderson, NC Durham, NC Durham, NC High Point, NC Washington, D.C. Charlotte, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Hoffman, NC Dalzell, SC Jacksonville, NC Pender, NC Jacksonville, NC Jacksonville, NC Smithfield, NC Winston-Salem, NC Fayetteville, NC Charlotte, NC Henrico, NC Erie, PA Spring Lake, NC Rocky Mount, NC Kingstree, SC Greensboro, NC Winston-Salem, NC Wingate, NC Raleigh, NC Rocky Mount, NC Rocky Point, NC Goldsboro, NC Atlanta, GA Kingstree, SC Clinton, NC Durham, NC St. Matthews, SC College Port, GA Pikeville, NC St. Matthews, SC Ahoskie, NC Chester, SC Rocky Mount, NC Waxhaw, NC Conway, SC Belmont, NC Sandston, VA Lenoir, NC South Boston, VA Chapel Hill, NC Winston-Salem, NC

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WSSU Rams 2007 Depth Chart Offensive Depth Chart QB FB TB WR WR TE LG LT C RG RT

LDE NG RDE LS LLB MLB RLB RS LCB FS RCB

04 11 46 ##

MONTE PURVIS Justin Sherrod Willie Wilson J.J. Thompson

5’11” 6’1 5’8” 5’10”

190 190 220 210

Sr. r-So. R-Fr. Fr.

26 28

BRANDON MCRAE Roderick Fluellen

5’10” 5’8”

225 213

r-So. Jr.

13 88 14 82

MICHAEL SCARBROUGH Johnathan Kinzer Brent Thomas Bryant Bayne

5’10” 6’3” 6’1” 6’1”

180 215 200 195

r-So. So. So. r-So.

53 ## 72 74 61 ## 59 66 67 76 78 89

Jeremy Reaves Lamarcius Jenkins Lonnie Teasley Thurman McDonald Anthony “Bo” Adams Jonathan Battle MICHAEL HELTON Jonathan Myers BENNIE BARBOUR Joe Huff JOSEPH BLANKS Javon Hubbard

6’2” 6’4” 6’2” 6’5” 6’4” 6’3” 6’3” 6’1” 6’5” 6’3” 6’5” 6’4”

240 235 310 335 320 310 290 300 300 340 320 260

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

52 40 63 62 54 92 23 22 45 51 50 56 58 47 12 16 10 31 17 25 19 21

WILLIAM HAYES William Wall Kevin Dorsey, Jr. Michael Merritt MICHAEL MOORE Keith Newton NATHANIEL BIGGS Jamaine Mack THADEUS GRIFFIN Mario Dawson Juan Corders Chedrick Marshall COREY SWINNIE Shawn Kearney DEMETRIUS RIVERS Edgar “Ty” Scott DERON MIDDLETON Wayne Noble, Jr. Brandon Dow Jared Mitchell Alex Chandler Ernest Blakley

260 243 271 350 255 275 190 200 255 230 250 235 235 200 190 180 175 175 190 185 190 170

Sr. So. So. Sr. r-So. r-Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. So. r-So. Sr. So. Sr. r-So. Jr. r-So. r-So. So. So. r-Jr.

190 190 190 180 175 180 175 262

Fr. Fr. Jr. r-So. Jr. r-So. Jr. r-Fr.

Defensive Depth Chart 6’3” 6’3” 6’1” 6’0” 6’4” 6’2” 6’0” 6’1” 6’2” 5’11” 6’2” 6’2” 6’2” 6’2” 5’10” 5’10” 5’10” 5’11 6’2” 6’3” 6’1” 5’11”

Specialty Teams PK P H KR PR LSN

## ## 04 13 10 13 10 37

Matt Mitchell Matt Mitchell MONTE PURVIS Michael Scarbrough DeRon Middleton Michael Scarbrough DeRon Middleton Corei Plummer

Starters Notated In Bold Type Returning Starters Notated In ALL CAPS

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6’0” 6’0” 5’11” 5’10” 5’10” 5’10” 5’10” 5’11”


­­­2007 WSSU Football Season Outlook The Winston-Salem State Rams got a taste of NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision football last season and are returning for more in 2007. This season, the Rams return with a wealth of talent and experience that will make the Rams a real threat in 2007 as they enter into their first season of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play. OFFENSE The Winston-Salem State Rams’ offense has revamped and reloaded for the upcoming season and has a wealth of experience and great talent returning to make the team’s already talented offense even better. In addition to added offensive firepower, the Rams will welcome a new general as Nick Calcutta joins the WSSU staff as Offensive Coordinator. No stranger to the MEAC or to Kermit Blount’s football philosophy, Calcutta and the Rams will look to even out the offensive attack by adding more aerial aggressiveness to the already dominant WSSU running game. Leading the way for the Rams in 2007 will be a familiar face as senior quarterback Monte Purvis returns to lead the WSSU offense with two seasons as a starter under his belt. Purvis led the team in total offense last season totaling 1,033 yards in 2006 with 865 yards passing to go along with 168 yards rushing. He connected on 60-of-144 passes with just nine interceptions last season. One of the more athletic players on the 2007 team, the Rams quarterback will look to cap a great career with a history-making effort in this, his senior season. This season, Purvis will have a host of quality weapons as he will connect with experienced players at both the running back and wide receiver position. Highlighting the talented Rams receiving corps will be the return of senior wide receiver Michael Scarbrough who missed most of last season with a broken leg suffered early in fall training camp. Also returning this season will be junior wide receiver Johnathan Kinzer, the team’s leading returnee from 2006 (eight receptions for 89 total yards). Kinzer is the team’s returning leader in yards per game with an 11.1 ypg average. Also returning at wide out is the 5’10” Scarbrough. A wide receiver with good hands and a lot of athletic ability, Scarbrough could give the Rams the receiving threat that will not only prove to be dangerous this season, but will also help to open up the WSSU rushing attack. The Rams will again return a great crop of running backs, including all three of the team’s top three rushers from last season’s squad as well as an old familiar face. Last season’s leading rusher, junior Brandon McRae returns at the running back position this fall after a solid effort in 2006. McRae led the team with 623 total yards on 118 carries and led the team in rushing touchdowns with six last trips to the endzone last season. Alongside McRae, the Rams welcome a host of running backs with a history of production. Senior Tionti Powell also returns to the WSSU backfield this season at the running back position. For the year, Powell totaled 432 yards on 93 attempts. He was also a solid receiving threat out of the backfield with 10 catches for 76 yards last season. Junior Rod Fluellen returns to the WSSU backfield with a chance to continue his already solid WSSU career. Fluellen finished third on the team in rushing with 359 total yards on 82 carries with three touchdowns. Pending summer class results, the Rams may welcome back the most seasoned running back on the team in Jerrick “Jed” Bines. Bines who has appeared in 28 games for the Rams sat out the 2006 season to focus on academics and pending the results of summer classes, and clearance by the NCAA, Bines may very well rejoin the Rams for his senior season in 2007. The addition of Bines would be a huge asset for WSSU as the power runner from Parkland High School sits fifth in WSSU history in rushing yards (2,675), and rushing touchdowns (28) and seventh in WSSU history in scoring (172 points). Joining McRae, Powell and Fluellen, Bines would provide the fourth cog in a four-pronged WSSU rushing attack as the 1,000-yard club member looks for his second 1,000-plus yard season. The WSSU offensive line returns intact from a great 2006 season that saw the Rams amass 1,987 yards rushing along with 15 rushing touchdowns while allowing just 21 sacks. Junior Joseph Blanks will join senior John Mobley, junior Michael Helton, and junior Bennie Barbour as the seasoned core of the Rams’ offensive line. The young Rams offense of old has grown up and will look to make some noise this season when they take to the embattled gridiron of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and NCAA Division I-Championship Subdivision play.

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­­­2007 WSSU Football Season Outlook DEFENSE The Rams defense returns with much to prove in 2007. Last season saw the Rams defense allow 17.5 points per game and 283.1 yards per game. The squad had a host of talented youngsters on its squad in 2006 but youth and inexperience as well as a difficult schedule that featured seven road games took its toll on the squad. This season, those youngsters have grown up and will return to form a formidable defensive unit that will keep the Rams in every game on the slate in 2007. The WSSU linebacking corps will lead the way as three starters from last season’s team return in 2007 with team leading tackler senior Thadeus Griffin Leading the way. Last season Griffin led the Rams with 80 total tackles (33 solo) and three interceptions. He also led the team in quarterback hurries with four in 2006. Griffin also added one sack and three pass breakups. Joining Griffin at the Rams’ linebacker position will be sophomore sensation Juan Corders and senior Corey Swinnie. Corders finished fifth on the team in total tackles with 45 (21 solo) last season as a true freshman. He also added seven tackles for a loss with two sacks. The true freshman paced the team with a pair of fumbles forced as well as two QB hurries. Fellow linebacker Corey Swinnie returns this season after a great effort last season when he finished with 41 total tackles (15 solo) and five tackles for a loss. Swinnie added a pass break-up and one quarterback hurry. He also recovered a pair of fumbles and returned them for a total of 35 yards. The Rams defensive line will be young with just two starters returning from last season’s squad. Junior William Hayes will have to provide leadership on the Rams’ defensive front. Hayes was a great performer last season with 57 total tackles (25 solo). He lead the team in tackles for a loss with 13 TFL for a total of 56 yards and led the team in sacks with 6.5 last season. An all-around player with a knack for getting his hands on the football, the big guy also added an interception last season. While the WSSU defensive line may need to find some experience, that will not be a problem for the Rams secondary. The team returns five defensive backs to the depth chart in 2007. Last season, the Rams’ secondary allowed 1,956 yards passing and 10 passing touchdowns. The 2007 team returns both players at the center of the 3-5-3 formation’s all-important “spur” position. Defensive backs Demetrius Rivers and Desmond Jordan both return at the right and left “spur” positions respectively and will look to provide pass defense and support in defending the run. Rivers finished third on the team in total tackles with 66 (33 solo) last season to go along with seven tackles for a loss. He added a sack, an interception, and three pass breakups. Jordan added 28 total tackles (19 solo) along with a fumble recovery. The Rams return both starting cornerbacks from last season as DeRon Middleton and Thomas Johnson both return following seasons as starters in 2006. Middleton was one of the team’s top defenders with 36 total tackles (25 solo) last season. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions and totaled 106 yards in interception returns. Middleton also led the team with four pass breakups. Thomas Johnson returns at the other cornerback position to give the Rams a seasoned duo at the position. Senior Nathaniel Biggs returns at the free safety position. A big hitter in the open field, Biggs finished last season ranked second on the team in total tackles with 76 (35 solo). The free safety added 2.5 tackles for a loss and two pass breakups. He also added a fumble recovery for the Rams in 2006. With such a seasoned squad WSSU defensive coordinator Mike Ketchum’s defense has a chance to keep the squad in every game this season and will give WSSU fans a lot to look forward to this fall. SPECIAL TEAMS One area of concern for the 2007 Rams will be special teams where the team will have to deal with the loss of kicker Chad Oakley. A graduated senior from last season, Oakley left WSSU with every Ram historical punting record and was the team’s primary kicker last season. For the season, Oakley led the team with a 43.0 yard-per-punt average to go along with seven fair catches and placing nine inside the 20-yard line. For the season, Oakley totaled 2,277 yards and was the only punter that participated last season. He also handled placekicking duties for the Rams with 41 kickoffs for 2,443 yards and a 59.6 yard average. He had eight touchbacks and placed just one kick out-of-bounds. Oakley was also five-ofsix on field goals for the season, including hitting a 48-yard field goal at Savannah State. Replacing Oakley will be one of the key goals for the Rams this season.

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2007 WSSU Football Season Outlook NEWCOMERS The Winston-Salem State Rams made some great additions in the off-season, highlighted by the addition of defensive lineman William Wall, a transfer from Virginia Tech. Wall, a SuperPrep Top-250 prospect coming out of high school had a great season for the Hokies totaling nine tackles in just five games en route to finishing second on the team in total sacks with three for the Virginia Tech. Also joining the Rams will be the team’s 12 National Letter of Intent signees which include a host of talented high school prospects who could contribute right away for the Rams. Kicker Matt Mitchell, a 6’0” kicker out of Belmont, North Carolina (South Point High School) will have a chance to help the Rams right away with Oakley’s departure. With two spots open on the starting offensive line, Julian Gray, a 6’4” freshman from Westlake High School in Port, Georgia could have a chance to step in right away for the Rams providing some needed depth if he does not challenge for starting duties. The departure of WSSU tight end, Stan Wright will likely open doors for the incoming Lamarcius Jenkins, a 6’4” tight end from Ahoskie, North Carolina’s Hertford County High School. The Rams youngsters will look to provide some youthful energy to a well seasoned Ram football squad this fall. SCHEDULE Winston-Salem State Director of Athletics Dr. Percy ‘Chico’ Caldwell made the most of the Rams’ NCAA Division I status and scheduled a dynamic slate of big games for the Rams this season. Highlighting the 2007 season for the WSSU Rams will be the team’s October 6 match-up with the Florida A&M Rattlers in the Coca-Cola Circle City Classic at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Rams will open 2007 with one of the biggest games of the season when they face rival North Carolina A&T at Bowman Gray Stadium. The Rams will be looking to build upon last season’s 41-14 victory over the Aggies. WSSU will have to not only fight for bragging rights, but to also get the 2007 season off to a great start. After starting the season at home, the Rams will have to hit the road to face tough competition when they will travel for four straight games, followed by the neutral site meeting with the Rattlers and another road game against Bethune-Cookman. During the stretch, the Rams will face Coastal Carolina, Morgan State, South Carolina State, Howard, Florida A&M, and Bethune-Cookman away from the friendly confines of Bowman Gray Stadium. The Rams will then return home to face more top-flight competition when they take the top two teams in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as they host 2006 MEAC Champion Hampton and MEAC Runners-Up Delaware State in back-to-back home games. The Delaware State home game will be an even bigger contest for the Rams with the game being the Homecoming match-up for WSSU. The Rams will have little time to rest as the team will also host another rival when they take on North Carolina Central in the final home game of the season. The Rams and Eagles will match up for a titanic match-up of former CIAA powers. The Rams will wrap up the 2007 season when they play the Norfolk State Spartans in Norfolk, Virginia. The 2007 season will offer some challenges for the Winston-Salem State Rams, but meeting and overcoming challenges is what Winston-Salem State University football is all about.

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Opponent CoSIDA Information

North Carolina A&T State University September 1 • Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium • 6:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Greensboro, NC Founded: 1891 Enrollment: 11,456 Colors: Blue and Gold Interim Chancellor: Dr. Stanley F. Battle Director of Athletics: DeLores “Dee” Todd Athletics Phone: (336) 334-7686/7687 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Stadium: Aggie Stadium (21,500/Natural Grass) Nickname: Aggies Series Record: North Carolina A&T Leads 33-10 Last Meeting: WSSU won 41-14 in Greensboro, NC on September 2, 2006 Largest WSSU Win: 29 points (48-19 in the 1989 season) Largest NC A&T Win: 60 points (60-0 in the 1968 season) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 4 games (1982-1985) Longest NC A&T Win Streak: 19 games (1951-69)

Head Coach Lee Fobbs, Jr.

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Brian Holloway Holloway Office Phone: (336) 334-7141 Holloway Home Phone: (336) 328-6719 Holloway Office Fax: (336) 334-7181 Holloway E-mail: bmhollow@ncat.edu Holloway Alternate E-mail: wood_brianh@hotmail.com Athletic Website: www.ncataggies.com Press Box Phone: (336) 334-7917 SID Mailing Address: Office of Sports Information, 1601 Market Street, Moore Gymnasium, Suite 200, Greensboro, NC 27411

Curtis Wells

S S S S S O O O O N N

2007 SCHEDULE

1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 17

at Winston-Salem State* vs. Prarie View A&M HAMPTON* N.C. CENTRAL NORFOLK STATE* at Morgan State* DELAWARE STATE* at Howard* BETHUNE-COOKMAN* at Florida A&M* vs. South Carolina State*

S 2 S 16 S 23 S 30 O 7 O 14 O 21 O 26 N 4 N 11 N 18 * MEAC games

WINSTON-SALEM STATE at Hampton* at Louisiana-Lafayette at Norfolk State* MORGAN STATE* at Delaware State* HOWARD* at Bethune-Cookman* FLORIDA A&M* ELON vs. South Carolina State*

2006 RESULTS

6:00 TBA 6:00 6:30 6:00 4:00 1:30 1:00 1:30 3:00 1:30

L, L, L, L, L, L, L, L, L, L, L,

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

41-14 48-14 48-7 42-20 32-0 37-21 26-0 70-7 45-12 45-0 41-19

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Lee Fobbs, Jr. Coaching Record: 0-11 Overall (Second Season); (0-11 at NC A&T, Second Season) 0-1 vs. WSSU Assistant Coaches: Demetrius Adams (Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers), Kenneth Ray (Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach), George Ragsdale (Running Backs) Joey Sulkowski (Wide Receivers) Dwike Wilson (Quarterbacks), Lee Wilbanks (Outside Linebackers), Damon Frenchers (Defensive Line), Travis Oliver (Defensive backs), Dexter Stroman (Tight Ends/ Offensive Tackles), Kerry Harbor (Strength & Conditioning Coordinator) Football Office Phone: (336) 334-7655 2006 Record: 0-11 (0-8 MEAC, 9th) Basic Offense: Pro Set Basic Defense: Multiple Starters Returning / Lost: 29/5 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 48/6 Returning Starters: Offense (6): Andre Garth (WR), Michael Ferguson (RB), Wayne Campbell (QB), Curtis Walls (WR), Tim Bess (OL), Andrew Sagote (OL) Defense (5): Andre Thornton (LB), Antonio Johnson (DL), Jaminson Hedgepath (LB), J.J Yates (CB), Devon Hemphill (LB) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Michael Ferguson (141 attempts, 631 yards, 4.5 yards/carry, four touchdowns) Passing: Wayne Campbell (230 attempts, 100 completions, 17 interceptions, 43.5%, 1,094 yards, nine TDs) Receiving: Curtis Wells (42 receptions, 477 yards, 11.4 yards/catch, one TD) Kicking: Ross Vosburg (0-of-2 field goals, 4-of-7 PATs) Punting: Woodson Lee (60 punts, 2,263 yards, 37.7 yards per punt) Defense: Andre Thornton (64 tackles, 28 solo, 35 assists, two tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery)

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Opponent CoSIDA Information

Coastal Carolina University September 8 • Conway, SC Brooks Stadium • 7:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Conway, SC Founded: 1954 Enrollment: 8,049 Colors: Coastal Green, Bronze, and Black President: Dr. Ronald R. Ingle Athletics Director: Warren “Moose” Koegel Athletics Phone: (843) 349-2820 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Conference: Big South Stadium: Brooks Stadium (7,322) Nickname: Chanticleers Series Record: Coastal Carolina leads 1-0 Last Meeting: CCU won 31-12 on September 30, 2006 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Second Meeting) Largest CCU Win: 18 points (31-12 in Winston-Salem, NC in 2006) Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Second Meeting) Longest CCU Win Streak: 1-0 (Second Meeting)

Head Coach David Bennett

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: John Martin (Assistant AD/Media Relations) Martin Office Phone: (843) 349-2822 Martin Office Fax: (843) 349-2819 Martin E-mail: jamartin@coastal.edu Athletic Website: www.goccusports.com Press Box Phone: (843) 234-3404/3405 SID Mailing Address: John Martin, Director of Sports Information, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528

Jerome Simpson

S S S S O O O O N N N

1 8 15 22 6 13 20 27 3 10 17

2007 SCHEDULE

at Delaware State 7:00 WINSTON-SALEM STATE 7:00 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 7:00 at James Madison 6:00 at Furman 2:00 CHOWAN 7:00 PRESBYTERIAN 7:00 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE* 7:00 at Liberty* 1:00 GARDNER WEBB* 7:00 at Charleston Southern* 1:30

2006 RESULTS

S 2 ELON S 9 at Wofford S 16 at Georgia Southern S 23 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE S 30 at Winston-Salem State O 7 FURMAN O 14 at Virginia Military Institute* O 28 LIBERTY* N 4 SAVANNAH STATE N 11 at Gardner Webb * N 18 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN * N 25 at Appalachian State * Big South Conference Game

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

L, 20-23 W, 41-38 L, 21-38 W, 33-14 W, 31-12 W, 29-27 W, 31-27 W, 28-26 W, 66-6 W, 52-24 W, 31-17 L, 28-45

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: David Bennett Coaching Record: 97-28 (11 years); 34-11 at Coastal Carolina (4 years) Assistant Coaches: Jamie Snider (Co-Offensive Coordinator/ Offensive Line), Curtis Walker (Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers), Gary Smallen (Co-Offensive Coordinator), Antoine Rivens (Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Line), Drew Watson (Recruiting Coordinator/ Safeties), Kevin Brown (Passing Game Coordinator/ Quarterbacks), Keith James (Running Backs), Hunter Spivey (Wide Receivers), Viktor Boyd (Strength Coach) Football Office Phone: (843) 349-2818 2006 Record: 9-3 (4-0 Big South, 1st) Final Ranking: 14th (Sports Network); 15th (College Sporting News Coaches); 9th (Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: Multiple Starters Returning / Lost: 11/18 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 36/33 Returning Starters: Offense (4): Jerome Simpson (Sr., WR), Mike Tolbert (Sr., FB), Britt Leggett (R-Jr., OL), Santini Washington (Sr. WR) Defense (6): Adrain Grady (Sr., DE), RoDerick Middleton (Sr., DE), Ronnie Mason (Jr., DL), Warren Jennings (Jr., DL), D.J. Rice (Jr., LB), Whittman Reese (CB, Jr.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Mike Tolbert (11 games, 70 attempts, 439 yards, 6.3 yards/carry, seven TDs) Passing: William Richardson (Two games, eight attempts, five completions, 119 yards, one TD) Receiving: Jerome Simpson (12 games, 61 catches, 1,077 yards, 17.7 yards per catch, 16 TDs) Kicking: Josh Hoke (11 games, 14 of 22 field goals, 38 of 38 extra points, 80 points) Punting: Rob Williams (11 games, 50 punts, 1803 yards, 36.1 yards per punt) Defense: Lamar Leath (11 games, 108 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one interception)

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Opponent CoSIDA Information

Morgan State University September 15 • Baltimore, MD Hughes Stadium • 4:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Baltimore, MD Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 7,500 Colors: Blue & Orange President: Earl S. Richardson Athletics Director: Floyd Kerr Athletics Phone: (443) 885-3050 School Website: www.Morgan.edu Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Stadium: Hughes Stadium (10,000) Nickname: Bears Series Record: 0-0 Last Meeting: N/A (First Meeting) Largest WSSU Win: N/A (First Meeting) Largest CCU Win: N/A (First Meeting) Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (First Meeting) Longest CCU Win Streak: N/A (First Meeting)

Head Coach Donald Hill-Eley

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Leonard Haynes, IV (Assistant AD/Media Relations) Haynes’ Office Phone: (443) 885-3831 Haynes’ Office Fax: (443) 885-8307 Haynes’ E-mail: lhaynes@moac.morgan.edu Athletic Website: www.MorganStateBears.com Press Box Phone: (443) 885-4018 SID Mailing Address: Leonard Haynes, IV, Director of Sports Information, 1700 E. Cold Spring Hill Field House – Rm. 123, Baltimore, MD 21251

Chad Simpson

A S S S S O O O O N N

2007 SCHEDULE

30 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10

SAVANNAH STATE TOWSON WINSTON-SALEM STATE* at Hampton* at Bethune-Cookman* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* HOWARD* at Delaware State* FLORIDA A&M* NORFOLK STATE* at South Carolina State*

S 2 S 9 S 16 S 23 O 7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 4 N 11 * MEAC games

at Towson at Monmouth BOWIE STATE vs. Hampton* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* at Howard* DELAWARE STATE* at Florida A&M* at Norfolk State* SOUTH CAROLINA STATE*

2006 RESULTS

7:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 1:00 TBA 4:00 4:00 1:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

L, 2-30 L, 9-26 W, 28-20 L, 7-26 W, 32-0 W, 18-12 (OT) L, 7-29 L, 23-24 W, 29-20 L, 16-41

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Donald Hill-Eley Alma Mater: Virginia Union, 1991 Coaching Record: 25-31 (Six years); 25-31 at Morgan State (Six years); 0-0 vs. WSSU Assistant Coaches: Herbert Parham (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line); Alonzo Lee (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Chennis Berry (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line); Benton “Sport” Harold (Wide Receivers/Special Teams); Earl Davis (Running Backs); Kerry Dixon (Quarterbacks); Joseph Wright (Tight Ends/ Director of Football Operations); Carl Smith, III (Secondary); Marcus Hicks (Video Coordinator); Josh Bush (Strength & Conditioning) Football Office Phone: (443) 885-4156 2006 Record: 5-6 (4-4 MEAC 5th) Final Ranking: NR Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 Starters Returning / Lost: 21/4 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 49/10 Key Returning Starters: Offense (6): Chad Simpson (Sr., RB); Edwin Baptiste (So., WR); James Key (R-Sr., OL); James Key (R-Sr., OL); Mario Melton (R-Jr., QB); Rodrick Wolfe (Sr., WR) Defense (6): Dakota Bracey (Sr., CB); Dominique Laurent (Sr., DT); Terrell Floyd (Sr., DE); Anthony Young (Sr., DT); Jerrell Guyton (Jr., LB); Kofi Nkrumah (Sr., LB) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Chad Simpson (11 games, 147 attempts, 795 yards, nine TDs) Passing: Mario Melton (10 games, 148 attempts, 70 completions, nine interceptions, five TDs) Receiving: Rodrick Wolfe (Nine games, 29 receptions, 498 yards, 17.2 yards per catch, six TDs) Kicking: Johnathan Skeete (11 games, 5-of-10 field goals, 50%, Longest 46 yards) Punting: None Defense: Jerrell Guyton (11 games, 56 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions)

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South Carolina State University September 22 • Orangeburg, SC Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog Stadium • 6:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Orangeburg, SC Founded: 1896 Enrollment: 4,700 Colors: Garnet and Blue Chancellor: Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr. Athletic Director: Charlene Johnson Athletics Phone: (803) 536-7242 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Stadium: Dawson Bulldog Stadium (22,000) Nickname: Bulldogs Series Record: South Carolina State leads 4-1 Last Meeting: SCSU won 35-6 in Winston-Salem, NC on September 9, 2006 Largest WSSU Win: 11 points (39-28 in Orangeburg, SC during the 2000 season) Largest SCSU Win: 40 points (52-12 in Orangeburg, SC on September 10, 2005) Longest WSSU Win Streak: One game (2000) Longest SCSU Win Streak: Two games, twice (1977-1994, 2006-Present)

Head Coach Buddy Pough

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: William Hamilton Hamilton Office Phone: (803) 536-7060 Hamilton Cell Phone: (803) 378-6165 Hamilton Office Fax: (803) 536-8622 Hamilton E-mail: whamilton@scsu.edu Athletic Website: www.scsu.edu/athletics Press Box Phone: (803) 536-8623 SID Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7128, 300 College Street NE, c/o Sports Information, Orangeburg, SC 29117

Cleveland McCoy

S S S S O O O O N N N

1 8 15 22 6 13 20 27 3 11 18

S 2 S 9 S 16 S 23 O 7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 4 N 11 N 18 * MEAC Game

2007 SCHEDULE

at Air Force at Bethune-Cookman* at South Carolina WINSTON-SALEM STATE* at Norfolk State* FLORIDA A&M* at Hampton* DELAWARE STATE* at Howard* MORGAN STATE* vs. North Carolina A&T*

2006 RESULTS

at Wofford at Winston-Salem State vs. Bethune-Cookman* at Coastal Carolina NORFOLK STATE* at Florida A&M* HAMPTON* at Delaware State* HOWARD* at Morgan State* vs. North Carolina A&T*

2:00 4:00 TBA 6:00 2:00 2:00 2:00 1:30 1:00 1:30 1:00

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

L, 21-14 W, 35-6 L, 21-45 L, 14-33 W, 47-10 W, 28-21 W, 13-6 L, 9-10 W, 28-10 W, 41-16 W, 41-19

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Oliver “Buddy” Pough (South Carolina State, ‘75) Coaching Record: 40-17 (Five seasons overall and at SCSU) 2-0 all-time vs. WSSU Assistant Coaches: David Blanchard (Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Line); John Hendrick (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Demetrius Davis (Offensive Line/Special Teams/Film Coordinator); Joe Blackwell (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line); Gerald Harrison (Defensive Line/Pro Liaison); Mike Adams (Defensive Backs); J.C. Harmon (Tight Ends/Fullbacks); Johnathan Pry (Quarterbacks/Running Backs); Tony Elliot (Wide Receivers); Joel Taylor (Defensive Graduate Assistant/Academics); Thomas Stallworth (Strength & Conditioning) Football Office Phone: (803) 533-3743 2005 Record: 7-4 (6-2 MEAC, T-2nd) Basic Offense: Multiple/Pro I Basic Defense: Multiple 4 Starters Returning/Lost: 13/9 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 46/19 Returning Starters: Offense (7): Cleveland McCoy (Sr., QB); Dusten DuBose (WR, Jr.); Raymond Harrison (OL, Sr.); Nathaniel Richardson (OL, Sr.); James Lee (OL, Sr.); Johnathan Woods (RB, R-So.); Spencer Miller (TE) Defense (6): Marshall McFadden (DB, Jr.); Markee Hamlin (DB, Jr.); Tony White (LB, So.); David Erby (LB, Jr.); Keyon Brooks (DL, Jr.); Xavier Littleberry (DL, Jr.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: William Ford (11 games, 112 attempts, 752 yards, 6.7 yards per carry, 10 TDs) Passing: Cleveland McCoy (11 games, 183 attempts, 94 completions, nine interceptions, 1,224 yards, 10 TDS) Receiving: Dusten DuBose (11 games, 17 receptions, 180 yards, 10.6 yards per catch, 0 TDs) Kicking: Chris DuPree (0-3 Field Goals, 0-0 PATs) Punting: Aaron Haire (19 punts, 568 yards, 29.9 yards per punt) Defense: David Erby (11 games, 57 tackles, four sacks, 6.5 TFL)

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Howard University September 29 • Washington, D.C. William H. Greene Stadium • 6:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Washington, D.C. Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 10,500 Colors: Blue, Red and White President: H. Patrick Swygert Director of Athletics: Dwight Datcher Athletics Phone: (202) 806-7144 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Stadium: William H. Greene Stadium (7,086) Nickname: Bison Series Record: Howard Leads 3-2 Last Meeting: WSSU won 12-0 in WinstonSalem, NC on October 6, 2006 Largest WSSU Win: 12 points (12-0 in 2006) Largest Howard Win: 29 points (36-7 in 1986) Longest WSSU Win Streak: One game, twice (1985, 2006) Longest Howard Win Streak: Three games (1986-2005)

Head Coach Carey Bailey

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Edward Hill, Jr. Hill Office Phone: (202) 806-7184/7188 Hill Home Phone: (202) 585-9077 Hill Office Fax: (202) 806-9595 Hill E-mail: ehill@howard.edu Athletic Website: www.howard-bison.com Press Box Phone: (202) 806-5488/5489/5491 SID Mailing Address: Drew Hall, 511 Gresham Place NW, Washington, DC 20059

Brian Johnson

S S S S O O O O N N N

8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 17

S 9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O 7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 4 N 11 N 18 * MEAC games

2007 SCHEDULE

HAMPTON* at Florida A&M* at Eastern Michigan WINSTON-SALEM STATE* CHEYNEY at Morgan State* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* at Norfolk State* SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* BETHUNE-COOKMAN* at Delaware State*

2006 RESULTS

at Hampton* FLORIDA A&M* at Rutgers FORT VALLEY STATE at Winston-Salem State MORGAN STATE* at North Carolina A&T* NORFOLK STATE* at South Carolina State* at Bethune-Cookman* DELAWARE STATE*

1:00 pm 6:00 pm 3:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 12:00 pm

L, 7-46 L, 23-31 L, 7-56 W, 34-19 L, 0-12 L, 12-18 (ot) W, 26-0 W, 13-10 L, 10-28 W, 28-0 W, 23-16

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Carey Bailey Coaching Record: 0-0 (First Season at Howard); 0-0 vs, WSSU Assistant Coaches: Jamar Mason (Running Backs/Director of Football Operations); Andre Cramer (Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers); Harry Galbreath (Running Game Coordinator/ Offensive Line); Pat Randolph (Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks); James Moses (Associate Head Coach for Player Development/ Outside Linebackers); Alvin Harper (Director of Player Development/ Wide Receivers); Terry Sims (Recruiting Coordinator/ Special Teams/ Secondary Coach); Barry Wilburn (Secondary); Keith McKelphin (Associate Director of Player Development)/Defensive Line); Mike Stewart (Volunteer Offensive Assistant); Travis Coleman (Strength & Conditioning) Football Office Phone: (202) 806-7151 2006 Record: 5-6 (4-4 MEAC, 4th) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 Starters Returning / Lost: 14/8 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 30/17 Returning Starters: Offense (8): Travis Harmon (OL, Sr.); Michael Russell (OL, Jr.); Sean Woolford (OL, Jr.); Michael Harper (WR, So.); Larry Duncan (WR, Sr.); Leonard Moore (WR, Sr.); Terry Perry (WR, Jr.); Brian Johnson (QB, Sr.) Defense (5): Endor Cooper (DE, R-Jr.); Robert Dowdy (LB, Sr.); Randall Means (DB, Sr.); Rickey Jackson (DB, Jr.); Thomas Claiborn (DB, Sr.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Brian Johnson (Seven games, 98 carries, 516 yards, 5.3 yards per carry, one TD) Passing: Brian Johnson (Seven games, 42-of-82 passes, 51.2%, 474 yards, six TDs, Six TDs) Receiving: Larry Duncan (10 games, 19 catches, 251 yards, 13.2 yards per catch, one TD) Kicking: Dennis Weihberg (7-of-11 field goals, 17-of-19 PATs) Punting: Dennis Weihberg (38 punts, 1,304 yards, 34.3 yards per punt) Defense: Randall Means (11 games, 74 total tackles, 39 solo, 1.0 sack, two pass breakups)

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Florida A&M University October 6 • Indianapolis, IN • RCA Dome • 4:00 pm 2007 Coca-Cola Circle City Classic XXIV GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Tallahassee, Florida Founded: 1887 Enrollment: 10,528 Colors: Orange and Green President: Dr. James Ammons Athletics Director: Nelson E. Townsend Athletics Phone: (850) 599-3868 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Stadium: Bragg Memorial Stadium (25,500) Nickname: Rattlers Series Record: Florida A&M leads 1-0 Last Meeting: FAMU won 25-21 on September 23 in Tallahassee, FL Largest WSSU Win: N/A Largest FAMU Win: Four (FAMU 25, WSSU 21 on September 23, 2006 in Tallahassee, FL) Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A Longest FAMU Win Streak: One (2006-present)

Head Coach Rubin Carter

SPORTS INFORMATION Assistant AD/Media Relations: Alvin Hollins, Jr. Football SID: Ronnie Johnson Johnson Office Phone: (850) 561-2701/ (850) 599-3200 Johnson at Home: (850) 443-5765 Johnson Office Fax: (850) 599-3206 Johnson E-mail: ronjon_2001@yahoo.com Athletic Website: www.thefamurattlers.com Press Box Phone: (850) 599-3631/3632 SID Mailing Address: FAMU Office of Sports Information, 1835 Wahnish Way, Suite 204 Tallahassee, FL 32307

Albert Chester

S S S S O O O O N N N

2 8 15 29 6 13 18 27 3 10 17

S 2 S 9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 4 N 11 N 18 * MEAC Game

2007 SCHEDULE

at Southern DELAWARE STATE* HOWARD* vs. Tennessee State vs. Winston-Salem State* at South Carolina State* NORFOLK STATE* at Morgan State* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* at Hampton* vs. Bethune-Cookman*

2006 RESULTS

at Delaware State* at Miami at Howard* WINSTON-SALEM STATE vs. Tennessee State SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* at Norfolk State* MORGAN STATE* at North Carolina A&T* HAMPTON* vs. Bethune-Cookman*

1:30 7:00 7:00 3:00 4:00 1:30 7:00 6:00 3:00 1:00 3:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

L, 14-34 L, 10-51 W, 31-23 W, 25-21 W, 25-22 (ot) L, 21-28 W, 36-33 (ot) W, 24-23 W, 45-12 L, 7-59 W, 35-21

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Rubin Carter (Miami, ’75) Coaching Record: 13-9 (Two seasons overall and at Florida A&M); 1-0 all-time vs. WSSU Assistant Coaches: Robert Cole (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Charles Huff (Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers); Renato Diaz (Running backs/ Recruiting Coordinator); William Orr (Defensive Line); Kevin Thompson (Offensive Line); Gary Harrell (Receivers); Marcus Hoover (Interior Defensive Line) Football Office Phone: (850) 599-3723 2006 Record: 7-4 (5-3 MEAC, T-4th) Basic Offense: Pro Set / Spread Basic Defense: 4-3 Starters Returning / Lost: 20/5 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 58/15 Returning Starters: Offense (9): Steve Brazzle (OL, Jr.); Albert Chester (QB, Sr.); Willie Heyward (WR, Sr.); Justin Delancy (OL, Sr.); Anthony Edwards (FB, Jr.); Demetric Henry (RB, So.); Taj Jenkines (TE, R-So.); Derek Williams (WR, R-Sr.); Ronald Wright (WR, Sr.) Defense (10): Jason Beach (FS, R-Jr.); Gregory Clark (CB, R-So.); Michael Creary (CB, So.); Cameron Houston (DL, So.); Tyrone McGriff (DE, Sr.); Michael McMillan (LB, R-So.); Carlos Rolle (DE, Sr.); Dannel Shepard (LB, Sr.); Vernon Wilder (LB, R-Jr.); Ernest Williams (SS, R-Sr.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Anthony Edwards (11 games, 123 attempts, 482 yards, 3.9 yards per carry, five TDs) Passing: Albert Chester (10 games, 264 passes, 164 completions, 1,986 yards, five interceptions, 18 TDs) Receiving: Willie Heyward (49 receptions, 674 yards, five TDs, 13.8 yards per catch) Kicking: Wesley Taylor (11 games, 14-of-22 field goals, 27-of-29 PATs, 69 points) Punting: Wesley Taylor (11 games, 43 punts, 41.3 yards per punt, longest 65 yards) Defense: Vernon Wilder (10 games, 89 tackles, 32 solo, 5.5 TFLs, two sacks)

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Bethune-Cookman College October 20 • Daytona Beach, FL Larry Kelly Field at Municipal Stadium • 4:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Daytona Beach, FL Founded: 1904 Enrollment: 3,100 Colors: Maroon and Gold President: Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed Director of Athletics: Lynn W. Thompson Athletics Phone: (386) 481-2206 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Stadium: Larry Kelly Field at Municipal Stadium (10,000)/Natural Grass Nickname: Wildcats Series Record: Bethune-Cookman leads 1-0 Last Meeting: B-CC won 10-6 on October 14, 2006 in Daytona Beach, FL Largest WSSU Win: N/A Largest B-CC Win: Four points, 10-6 (2006) Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A Longest B-CC Win Streak: One (2006-present)

Head Coach Alvin B. Wyatt Sr.

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Bryan J. Harvey Harvey Office Phone: (386) 481-2206 Harvey Home Phone: (386) 323-5709 Harvey Office Fax: (386) 481-2238 Harvey E-mail: harveyb@cookman.edu Athletic Website: www.BCCAthletics.com Press Box Phone: (386) 671-8968/(386) 671-8973 SID Mailing Address: Office of Sports Information, 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Jimmie Russell

S S S S S O O O N N N

2007 SCHEDULE

1 8 15 22 29 6 20 27 3 10 17

vs. Jacksonville SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* at Savannah State at Norfolk State* MORGAN STATE* at Delaware State* WINSTON-SALEM STATE* at North Carolina A&T* HAMPTON* at Howard* vs. Florida A&M*

S 2 S 9 S 16 S 23 S 30 O 7 O 14 O 26 N 2 N 11 N 18 * MEAC games

vs. Southern SAVANNAH STATE at South Carolina State* NORFOLK STATE* at Morgan State* DELAWARE STATE* WINSTON-SALEM STATE* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* at Hampton* HOWARD* vs. Florida A&M*

2006 RESULTS

4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 4:00 7:00 4:00 1:30 4:00 1:00 3:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

L, 29-30 W, 55-6 W, 45-21 W, 22-21 L, 14-28 L, 31-33 W, 10-6 W, 70-7 L, 17-34 L, 0-28 L, 21-35

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Alvin B. Wyatt, Sr. (Bethune-Cookman ’70) Coaching Record: 72-40 (10 seasons at Bethune-Cookman); 1-0 all-time vs. WSSU Assistant Coaches: Brad Bernard (Offensive Line); Jeff Fagan (B-Backs); C. Ray Gregory (Offensive Coordinator); Raymond Gross (Quarterbacks); Marc Lippens (Defensive Coordinator); Tyrone Odom (Defensive Line); Greg Ross (A-Backs); Terry Williams (Cornerbacks); C. Angelo Wyatt (Assistant Head Coach/ Safeties) Football Office Phone: (386) 481-2252 2006 Record: 5-6 (3-5 MEAC/6th) Basic Offense: “Wyattbone” Option Basic Defense: Multiple Starters Returning / Lost: 17/13 (seven or more starts) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 50/18 Returning Starters: Offense (6): Deron Barnes (OL, Jr.); Corey Council (RB, Jr.); Ryan Griffin (OL, So.); Victor Johnson (WR, Jr.); Reubin Mordecai (OL, Jr.); Jimmie Russell (QB, Sr.) Defense (8): Josh Balloon (LB, Sr.); Rodney Hughes (LB, Sr.); Dennis King (DE, Sr.); Ronnie McCullough (LB, Sr.); James Monds (DB, Sr.); Travis Roland (DB, Sr.); Bobbie Williams (FS, Sr.); Eric Wilson (DL, Sr.) Specialty (3): Corey Council (KR, Jr.); Richard Crow (LS, So.); Adam Ward (P, So.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Jimmie Russell (112 carries, 427 yards, 3.8 yards per carry, three TDs) Passing: Jimmie Russell (160 passes, 88 completions, 1,139 yards, nine TDs, three interceptions) Receiving: Victor Johnson (15 catches, 210 yards, 19.1 yards per catch, one TD) Kicking: None Punting: Adam Ward (39 punts, 1,401 yards, 35.9 yards per punt) Defense: Bobbie Williams (75 tackles, 2.0 TFL, six interceptions)

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Hampton University October 4 • Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium • 6:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Hampton, Virginia Founded: 1868 Enrollment: 6,156 Colors: Royal Blue and White President: Dr. William R. Harvey Interim Athletics Director: Joseph Taylor Athletics Phone: (757) 727-5641 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Subdivision Stadium: Armstrong Stadium (17,000) Nickname: Pirates Series Record: WSSU leads, 14-9-1 Last Meeting: Hampton won 13-3 in Hampton, VA on October 28, 2006 Largest WSSU Win: 47 points (47-0 in 1972) Largest Hampton Win: 47 points (47-0 in 1953) Longest WSSU Win Streak: Five games (1970-74) Longest Hampton Win Streak: Three games 1992present

Head Coach Joseph Taylor

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Jamar Ross Ross Office Phone: (757) 727-5757 Ross at Home: (757) 871-9475 Ross Office Fax: (757) 727-5813 Ross E-mail: Jamar.ross@hamptonu.edu Athletics Website: www.hamptonpirates.com Press Box Phone: (757) 727-5422 SID Mailing Address: 194 Holland Hall, Hampton, VA 23668,

Kevin Beverly 2007 SCHEDULE

S S S S O O O N N N

2 15 22 29 6 13 27 3 10 17

at Howard* at North Carolina A&T* MORGAN STATE* DELAWARE STATE* at Princeton SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* at Winston-Salem State* at Bethune-Cookman* FLORIDA A&M* SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

S S S S S O O O O N N N

2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 25 * MEAC Game

vs. Grambling State HOWARD* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* vs. Morgan State* at Delaware State* vs. Central State NORFOLK STATE* at South Carolina State* WINSTON-SALEM STATE BETHUNE-COOKMAN* at Florida A&M* NEW HAMPSHIRE

2006 RESULTS

1:00 6:00 4:00 TBA TBA 2:00 6:00 4:00 1:00 1:00

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

W, 27-26 (ot) W, 46-7 W, 48-14 W, 26-7 W, 28-14 W, 42-14 W, 42-13 L, 6-13 W, 13-3 W, 34-17 W, 39-7 L, 38-41

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Joseph Taylor (Western Illinois, ‘72) Coaching Record: 191-73-4 overall (24 seasons); 130-44-1 at HU (15 seasons); 3-0 all-time vs. WSSU Assistant Coaches: Jerry Holmes (Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers); Donovan Rose (Assistant Head Coach/ Secondary); Timothy Edwards (Defensive Line); Terry Beauford (Offensive Line); Aaron Taylor (Running Backs); Corey Sullivan (Wide Receivers); Devan Hill (Secondary) Football Office Phone: (757) 727-5322 2006 Record: 10-2 (7-1 MEAC, 1st) Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 3-4 Starters Returning / Lost: 9/13 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 47/25 Returning Starters: Offense (3): Ernie Lomax (TE, Sr.) Kevin Beverly (RB, Jr.); Defense (6): Marcus Dixon (DE, Jr.); Kendall Langford (DT, Jr.); Charles Robinson (LB, R-Jr.); Jimari Jones (LB, Sr.); James Abrams (DE, Sr.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Kevin Beverly (134 Attempts, 779 yards, 5.6 yards per carry, three TDs) Passing: T.J. Mitchell (37-of-68 passes, 372 yards, three TDs) Receiving: Jeremy Gilchrist (19 receptions, 209 yards, 11.0 yards per catch, nine TDs) Kicking: None returning Punting: Jahmal Blanchard (41 punts, 1,628 yards, 39.7 yards per punt) Defense: Kendall Langford (55 tackles, 32 solo, eight sacks)

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Delaware State University November 3 • Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium • 2:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Dover, DE Founded: 1891 Enrollment: 3,690 Colors: Blue & Red President: Dr. Allen L. Sessoms Athletics Director: Chuck Bell Athletics Phone: (302) 857-6030 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Stadium: Alumni Stadium Nickname: Hornets Series Record: N/A (First Meeting) Last Meeting: N/A (First Meeting) Largest WSSU Win: N/A (First Meeting) Largest DSU Win: N/A (First Meeting) Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (First Meeting) Longest DSU Win Streak: N/A (First Meeting)

Head Coach Al Lavan

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: LeCounte Conaway Conawy Office Phone: (302) 857-7365 Conaway Office Fax: (302) 359-8150 Conaway E-mail: lconaway@desu.edu Athletic Website: www.GoHornets.net Press Box Phone: (302) 857-7651 SID Mailing Address: 1200 N. Dupont, Dover, DE 19901

Russell Reeves

S S S S O O O O N N N

1 8 15 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 17

S 2 S 9 S 16 S 30 O 7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 4 N 11 N 18 * MEAC Game

2007 SCHEDULE

COASTAL CAROLINA at Florida A&M* KENT STATE at Hampton* BETHUNE-COOKMAN* at North Carolina A&T* MORGAN STATE* at South Carolina State* at Winston-Salem State* NORFOLK STATE* HOWARD*

2006 RESULTS

vs. Florida A&M* ST. FRANCIS at Northwestern State HAMPTON* at Bethune-Cookman* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* at Morgan State* SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* CONCORD at Norfolk State* at Howard*

7:00 pm 7:00 pm TBA TBA 7:00 pm 1:30 pm TBA 1:30 pm 2:00 pm TBA 12:00 pm

W, 34-14 W, 63-28 L, 3-23 L, 14-29 W, 33-31 W, 37-21 W, 29-7 W, 10-9 W, 62-0 W, 33-10 L, 17-20

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Al Lavan (Colorado State, 1968) Coaching Record: 19-14 (3 Seasons at DSU); 0-0 vs. WSSU Assistant Coaches: Rayford Petty (Defensive Coordinator); Douglas Sams (Offensive Coordiator); Jeff Braxton (Offensive Line/ Recruiting Coordinator); Derek Hall (Linebackers/ Special Teams); Paul Macklin (Running Backs); Curtis Thomas (Receivers); Bobby Jones (Defensive Line); Ed Sanders (Defensie Backs) Football Office Phone: (302) 857-7447 2006 Record: 8-3 (6-2 MEAC/ T-2nd) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 Starters Returning /Lost: 15/7 Letterwinners Returning: 36 Returning Starters: Offense (8): Shahaeer McBride (Wr, Sr.); Nick Richmond (OL, R-So.); Jeremy Breath (OL, Sr.); DJamal Kirby (OL, R-Jr.); Blake Covington (TE, Sr.); Dennis Savedge (WR, Sr.); Adam Shrewsbury (FB, Jr.); Vashon Winton (QB, Jr.) Defense (6): Ronn Spinner, Jr. (DL, Jr.); Fabian Dunn (DL, R-So.); Russell Reeves (LB, R-Sr.); Josh Pope (LB, R-So.); Tyrone Kelly (SS, Sr.); Akeem Green (CB, Jr.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Norville Lennox (11 games, 46 carries, 286 yards, 6.2 yards per carry, two TDs) Passing: Vashon Winton (10 games, 99-of-167 passing, 1,171 yards, 10 TDs, two interceptions) Receiving: Shaeer McBride (11 games, 55 receptions, 852 yards, 15.5 yards per catch, 11 TDs) Kicking: Josh Brite (8-of-12 field goals, 35-of-39 PATs, Long 49 yards) Punting: Josh Brite (54 punts for 1,880 yards, 34.8 yards per punt, longest 56 yards) Defense: Russell Reeves (11 games, 79 tackles, 10 TFL, two interceptions)

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North Carolina Central University November 11 • Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium • 1:30 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Durham, NC Founded: 1910 Enrollment: 8,675 Colors: Maroon and Gray Chancellor: TBA Athletics Director: Bill Hayes Athletics Phone: (919) 530-7057 Conference: Independent Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision (Transitional) Stadium: O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium Nickname: Eagles Series Record: WSSU leads 20-19 Last Meeting: NCCU won 20-17 in WinstonSalem, NC on October 15, 2005 Largest WSSU Win: 47 points (47-0 in 2003) Largest NCCU Win: 57 points (63-6 in Durham, NC in 1969) Longest WSSU Win Streak: Six games (1989-94) Longest NCCU Win Streak: Nine games (1946-76)

Head Coach Mose Rison

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Kyle Serba Serba Office Phone: (919) 530-7054 Serba Office Fax: (919) 530-5120 Serba E-mail: kserba@nccu.edu Athletic Website: www.nccu.edu/athletics Press Box Phone: N/A SID Mailing Address: Office of Sports Information, P.O. Box 20427, Savannah, GA 31404

Stadford Brown

A S S S S S O O O O N

2007 SCHEDULE

8 2 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 10

at Albany State FAYETTEVILLE STATE ST. AUGUSTINE’S ELIZABETH CITY STATE at North Carolina A&T PRESBYTERIAN at West Alabama NORTH GREENVILLE at Savannah State at Western Kentucky at Winston-Salem State

A 26 S 3 S 9 S 23 S 30 O 7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 4 N 11 N 25 * CIAA games

ALBANY STATE SHAW* LENOIR-RHYNE* at Southern at Bowie State* at. St. Augustine’s* at Fayetteville State* LANGSTON at Livingstone* JOHNSON C. SMITH* vs. Elizabeth City State DELTA STATE

2006 RESULTS

7:00 4:00 6:00 6:00 6:30 2:00 1:30 1:00 1:00 TBA 1:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

W, 20-0 W, 21-12 W, 38-16 W, 27-20 W, 35-13 W, 27-18 W, 49-6 W, 31-21 W, 37-15 W, 52-7 W, 17-14 L, 17-24

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Mose Rison (Central Michigan, 1978) Coaching Record: 0-0 (First Season); 0-0 vs. WSSU (First Season) Assistant Coaches: John Morgan (Defensive Coordinator); Derrick Arnold (Special Teams); Darryl Bullock ((Offensive Line); Otis Covington (Wide Receivers); Daren Hart (Defensive Backs); John Kelley (Defensive Line); Milton Bryant (Assistant Defensive Backs); Richard Gray (Tight Ends) Football Office Phone: (919) 530-5315 2006 Record: 11-1 (7-0 CIAA/ 1st) Basic Offense: Multiple Pro Basic Defense: 4-3 Starters Returning / Lost: 13/9 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 30/31 Returning Starters: Offense (6): Azubike Alaribe (OL, Sr.); Carlos Hardy (OL, Sr.); Wayne Blackwell (WR, Jr.); Gabriel Manns (OL, Jr.); Saeed Abdul-Azeez (FB, So.); Stadford Brown (QB, So.) Defense (7): Craig Amos (CB, Sr.); Darren Brothers (DB, Sr.); Courtney Coard (NG, Sr.); Derrick Ray (LB, Sr.); Eric Ray (LB, Sr.); Tyrone Williams (CB, Sr.); Xavier Joe (DE, Jr.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: Saeed Abdul-Azeez (14 rushes, 81 yards) Passing: Stadford Brown (2,577 yards, 26 TDs) Receiving: Wayne Blackwell (33 receptions, 470 yards, five TDs) Kicking: Brandon Gilbert (11-of-16 field goals, 68%, 48-of-48 PATs) Punting: Brandon Gilbert (59 punts, 2,068 yards, 35.1 yards per punt) Defense: Derrick Ray (57 tackles, 12.5 TFL)

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Opponent CoSIDA Information

Norfolk State University November 17 • Norfolk, VA William “Dick” Price Stadium • 1:00 pm GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Norfolk, VA Founded: 1935 Enrollment: 6,200 Colors: Green and Gold President: Dr. Carolyn Winstead Meyers Athletics Director: Marty L. Miller Athletics Phone: (757) 823-8152 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision Stadium: William “Dick” Price Stadium (30,000) Nickname: Spartans Series Record: Norfolk State leads 9-8-2 Last Meeting: Norfolk State 31, WSSU 14 (in Norfolk, VA during the 2006 season) Largest WSSU Win: 19 points (25-6 in 1981) Largest Norfolk State Win: 28 points (42-14 in 1975) Longest WSSU Win Streak: Two games, twice, most recently 1987-88 Longest Norfolk State Win Streak: Four games (1973-76)

Head Coach Pete Adrian

SPORTS INFORMATION Football SID: Matt Michalec Michalec Office Phone: (757) 823-2628 Michalec Office Fax: (757) 823-8218 Michalec E-mail: mmichalec@nsu.edu Athletic Website: www.nsu.edu/athletics Press Box Phone: (757) 823-2628 SID Mailing Address: NSU Office of Sports Information, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504

Maguell Davis

S S S S O O O O N N N

1 15 22 29 6 13 18 27 3 10 17

S 2 S 9 S 23 S 30 O 7 O 14 O 21 O 28 N 4 N 11 N 18 * MEAC Game

2007 SCHEDULE

VIRGINIA UNION at Rutgers BETHUNE-COOKMAN* at North Carolina A&T* SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* HAMPTON* at Florida A&M* HOWARD* at Morgan State* at Delaware State* WINSTON-SALEM STATE*

2006 RESULTS

VIRGINIA STATE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE at Bethune-Cookman* NORTH CAROLINA A&T* at South Carolina State* at Hampton* FLORIDA A&M* at Howard* MORGAN STATE* DELAWARE STATE* WINSTON-SALEM STATE

6:00 TBA 4:00 6:00 2:00 2:00 7:00 1:00 4:00 TBA 1:00

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

W, 29-14 W, 32-19 L, 21-22 W, 42-20 L, 10-47 L, 13-42 L, 33-36 L, 10-13 L, 20-29 L, 10-33 W, 31-14

TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Pete Adrian (West Virginia, ‘70) Coaching Record: 44-51-1 overall (nine seasons); 8-14 at NSU (one season); 1-0 all-time versus WSSU Assistant Coaches: Rod Holder (Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Line); Jeff Parker (Wide Receivers/Quarterbacks); Kirk Mastromatteo (Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs); Mark DeBastiani (Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers); Marco Butler (Defensive Backs); Mark Thurston (Defensive Line); Curtis Williams (Assistant Wide Receivers/Tight Ends); David Carr (Tight Ends) Football Office Phone: (757) 823-8824 2006 Record: 4-7 (1-7 MEAC, 8th) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 3-4 Starters Returning / Lost: 12/13 Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 37/27 Returning Starters: Offense (4): Casey Hansen (QB, R-Sr.); Daryl Jones (RB/FB, Sr.); Brandon Nance (OL, R-Jr.); Andrew Ramer (OL, Jr.) Defense (8): Eric Bullock (NG, R-Sr.); Don Carey (DB, Jr.); Maguell Davis (LB, R-Sr.); Daniel Hammett (DB, Sr.); Dennis Marsh (DT, R-Jr.): Anthony Olumba (DB, Sr.); Andre Twine (DB, Sr.); Terrell Whitehead (DB, So.) RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing: DeAngelo Branche (10 games, 65 carries, 371 yards, three TDs) Passing: Casey Hansen (11 games, 148-of-283 passes, 2,166 yards, 10 TDs, 16 interceptions) Receiving: Daryl Jones (11 games, seven catches, 89 yards, 12.7 yards per catch, one TD) Kicking: None Punting: None Defense: Maguell Davis (11 games, 84 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, three sacks)

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Opponent Sports Information Directors North Carolina A&T

Bethune-Cookman College

Coastal Carolina

Hampton

Morgan State

Delaware State

South Carolina State

North Carolina Central

Howard

Norfolk State

Football Contact . . . . . . . Brian Holloway Email . . . . . . . . . bmhollow@ncat.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (336) 334-7141 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (336) 334-7181 Press Box Phone . . . . . . (336) 334-7917 Home Phone . . . . . . . . (336) 328-6719 Website . . . . . . . . . NCATAggies.com

Football Contact . . . . . . . . John Martin Email . . . . . . . . . jamartin@coastal.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (843) 349-2822 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (843) 349-2819 Press Box . . . . . . . . (843) 234-3404/05 Home Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A Website . . . . . . . . . GoCCUSports.com

Football Contact . . . . . Leonard Haynes, IV Email . . . . . . lhaynes@moac.morgan.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (443) 885-3831 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (443) 885-8307 Press Box Phone . . . . . . (443) 885-4018 Home Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A Website . . . . . . . MorganStateBears.com

Football Contact . . . . . . William Hamilton Email . . . . . . . . . whamilton@scsu.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (803) 536-7060 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (803) 536-8622 Press Box Phone . . . . . . (803) 536-8223 Home Phone . . . . . . . . (803) 378-6165 Website . . . . . . . . . SCSU.edu/athletics

Florida A&M

Football Contact . . . . . . . Edward Hill, Jr. Email . . . . . . . . . . ehill@howard.edu Office Phone . . . . . . (202) 806-7184/7188 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (202) 806-9595 Press Box Phone . . . . (202) 806-5488/89/91 Home Phone . . . . . . . . (202) 585-9077 Website . . . . . . . . . Howard-Bison.com

Football Contact . . . . . . Ronnie Johnson Email . . . . . . . ronjon_2001@yahoo.com Office Phone . (850) 561-2701/(850) 599-3200 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (850) 599-3206 Press Box . . . . . . . . (850) 599-3631/32 Home Phone . . . . . . . . (850) 443-5765 Website . . . . . . . TheFAMURattlers.com

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Football Contact . . . . . . . Bryan Harvey Email . . . . . . . . harveyb@cookman.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (386) 481-2206 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (386) 481-2238 Press Box . . . . . . . (386) 671-8968/8973 Home Phone . . . . . . . . (386) 323-5709 Website . . . . . . . . . BCCAthletics.com

Football Contact . . . . . . . . Jamar Ross Email . . . . . . jamar.ross@hamptonu.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (757) 727-5757 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (757) 727-5813 Press Box . . . . . . . . . (757) 727-5422 Home Phone . . . . . . . . (757) 871-9475 Website . . . . . . . . HamptonPirates.com

Football Contact . . . . . LeCounte Conaway Email . . . . . . . . . conawayl@desu.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (302) 857-7365 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (302) 359-8150 Press Box . . . . . . . . . (302) 857-7651 Home Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A Website . . . . . . . . . . GoHornets.net

Football Contact . . . . . . . . Kyle Serba Office Phone . . . . . . . . (919) 530-7054 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (919) 530-5120 Press Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A Home Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A Website . . . . . . . . NCCU.edu/athletics

Football Contact . . . . . . . Matt Michalec Email . . . . . . . . mmichalec@nsu.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . (757) 823-2628 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (757) 823-8218 Press Box . . . . . . . . . (757) 823-2628 Home Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A Website . . . . . . . . . NSU.edu/athletics

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Football Contact . . . . . . . Patricia Porter Email . . . . . . . . porterp@themeac.com Office Phone . . . . (757) 416-7100 ext. 7116 Office Fax . . . . . . . . . (757) 416-7103 Home Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A Website . . . . . . . . . MEACSports.com


MEAC 2007 Composite Schedule Aug. 28

Sept. 1

Sept. 8

Sept. 15

Sept. 22

Sept. 29

Oct. 6

Oct. 13

Oct. 18 Thu

Oct. 20

Oct. 27

Nov. 3

Nov. 10

Nov. 17

vs. Prairie View

Hampton

N.C. Central

Norfolk State

at Morgan State

Delaware State

OPEN

at Howard

BethuneCookman

at FAMU

OPEN

vs. South Carolina State

Georgia Southern

at James Madison

OPEN

at Furman

Chowan

OPEN

Presbyterian

VMI

at Liberty

Gardner Webb

at Charleston Southern

at Hampton

at BethuneCookman

NC A&T

Howard

OPEN

at Delaware State

FAMU

Norfolk State

at South Carolina State

OPEN

OPEN

at Norfolk State

FAMU

OPEN

at Hampton

Delaware State

at Howard

Morgan State

NC A&T

Cheyney

at Morgan State

OPEN

NC A&T

at Norfolk State

South Carolina State

BethuneCookman

at Delaware State

at South Carolina State

Norfolk State

OPEN

at Morgan State

NC A&T

at Hampton

vs. BethuneCookman

at NC A&T

Hampton

at Howard

vs. FAMU

at BethuneCookman

FAMU

Southern Illinois

Norfolk State

Howard

North Carolina A&T OPEN

Coastal Carolina OPEN

at Delaware State

OPEN

Savannah State

Towson

OPEN

at Air Force

at BethuneCookman

at South Carolina

OPEN

OPEN

Hampton

at FAMU

at Eastern Michigan

OPEN

vs. Southern

Delaware State

Howard

OPEN

vs. Tennessee State

OPEN

vs. Jacksonville University

South Carolina State

at Savannah State

at Norfolk State

Morgan State

at Delaware State

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

at Howard

at NC A&T

Morgan State

Delaware State

at Princeton

at Norfolk State

OPEN

South Carolina State

OPEN

Coastal Carolina

at FAMU

Kent State

OPEN

at Hampton

BethuneCookman

at NC A&T

OPEN

Morgan State

at South Carolina State

at Albany State

Fayetteville State (Sunday 9/2)

St. Augustine's

Elizabeth City State

at NC A&T

Presbyterian

OPEN

at Savannah State

at Western Kentucky

OPEN

Virginia Union

OPEN

at Rutgers

BethuneCookman

at NC A&T

at FAMU

OPEN

Howard

Morgan State

South Carolina State

Howard

FAMU

BethuneCookman

Hampton

Delaware State

North Carolina Central

at West Alabama North Greenville

OPEN

OPEN

Norfolk State

Thursday, August 30 Morgan State vs. Savannah State (Fullwood Classic)......... 7 p.m. Saturday, September 1 S.C. State at Air Force...................................................... 2 p.m. Florida A&M vs. Southern (MEAC/SWAC Challenge).......... 3 p.m. Bethune-Cookman vs. Jacksonville (Gateway Classic)....... 4 p.m. Virginia State at Norfolk State (Labor Day Classic)............. 6 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Winston-Salem State...................... 6 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Delaware State.................................... 7 p.m. Saturday, September 8 Hampton at Howard......................................................... 1 p.m. S.C. State at Bethune-Cookman....................................... 4 p.m. Towson at Morgan State................................................... 4 p.m. Delaware State at Florida A&M......................................... 6 p.m. Winston-Salem State at Coastal Carolina........................... 7 p.m. North Carolina A&T vs. Prairie View A&M (Angel City Classic) TBA

South Carolina State

Hampton

Thursday, September 27 Norfolk State at North Carolina A&T............................. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29 Delaware State at Hampton.............................................. 1 p.m. Winston-Salem State at Howard........................................ 1 p.m. Florida A&M vs. Tennessee State (Football Classic)........... 3 p.m. Morgan State at Bethune-Cookman (Homecoming).......... 4 p.m. Thursday, October 4 Bethune-Cookman at Delaware State........................... 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6 Hampton at Princeton...................................................... 1 p.m. Cheyney at Howard.......................................................... 1 p.m. S.C. State at Norfolk State................................................ 2 p.m. Florida A&M vs. Winston-Salem State (Circle City Classic) 4 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Morgan State................................. 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 15 Bethune-Cookman at Savannah State............................... 4 p.m. Delaware State at Kent State............................................. 4 p.m. Winston Salem State at Morgan State............................... 4 p.m. Howard at Florida A&M.................................................... 6 p.m. Hampton at North Carolina A&T....................................... 6 p.m. Norfolk State at Rutgers.......................................................TBA S.C. State at South Carolina..................................................TBA

Saturday, October 13 Howard at Morgan State (Homecoming)........................... 1 p.m. Delaware State at North Carolina A&T.......................... 1:30 p.m. Florida A&M at S.C. State................................................. 2 p.m. Hampton at Norfolk State (Battle of the Bay).................... 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 20 Morgan State at Hampton........................................... 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20 North Carolina A&T at Howard......................................... 1 p.m. Morgan State at Delaware State (Homecoming)................ 2 p.m. S.C. State at Hampton (Homecoming).............................. 2 p.m. Winston-Salem State at Bethune-Cookman....................... 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 22 Howard at Eastern Michigan............................................. 3 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk State................................... 4 p.m. Winston-Salem State at S.C. State..................................... 6 p.m. N.C. Central at North Carolina A&T.............................. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 18 Norfolk State at Florida A&M............................................ 7 p.m.

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at Morgan State at Delaware State

Saturday, October 27 Howard at Norfolk State (Homecoming)............................ 1 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at N.C. A&T (Homecoming)........... 1:30 p.m. Delaware State at S.C. State (Homecoming)................. 1:30 p.m. Florida A&M at Morgan State............................................ 4 p.m. Hampton at Winston-Salem State..................................... 6 p.m. Saturday, November 3 S.C. State at Howard........................................................ 1 p.m. Delaware State at Winston-Salem State (Homecoming).... 2 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Florida A&M (Homecoming).......... 3 p.m. Hampton at Bethune-Cookman........................................ 4 p.m. Norfolk State at Morgan State........................................... 4 p.m. Saturday, November 10 Norfolk State at Delaware State........................................... Noon Bethune-Cookman at Howard.......................................... 1 p.m. Florida A&M at Hampton.................................................. 1 p.m. Morgan State at S.C. State........................................... 1:30 p.m. N.C. Central at Winston-Salem State............................ 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17 Howard at Delaware State.................................................. Noon Southern Illinois at Hampton............................................ 1 p.m. Winston-Salem State at Norfolk State................................ 1 p.m. N.C. A&T at S.C. State...................................................... 1 p.m. Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M (Florida Classic)... 3:30 p.m.


Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Coaching Staff


WSSU Football Coaching Staff The Kermit Blount File: Born May 16, 1958 in Richmond, VA

Kermit Blount

Family Wife – Eva Son – Bryan Daughter – April

➤ WSSU Head Football Coach ➤ 15th Season (81-64-3) ➤ Winston-Salem State University ‘80

Education Winston-Salem State University 1980 – B.S. in Physical Education Playing History Winston-Salem State University, 1975-1978 Quarterback (1975-78), four-year starter All-CIAA Selection (1977 and 1978) All-America selection (1978) CIAA Champion (1977 and 1978) 5th all-time in WSSU passing yards As A Head Coach Year School 1993 WSSU 1994 WSSU 1995 WSSU 1996 WSSU 1997 WSSU 1998 WSSU 1999 WSSU 2000 WSSU 2001 WSSU 2002 WSSU 2003 WSSU 2004 WSSU 2005 WSSU 2006 WSSU Totals

Record Bowl 6-4-1 6-5 4-4-2 4-7 6-4 5-5 8-3 * Pioneer (W) 9-3 * Pioneer (L) 8-3 4-6 7-3 4-6 6-4 4-7 81-64-3

* - Denotes CIAA conference champions As An Assistant Coach Year School 1983 East Carolina 1984 Howard 1985 Howard 1986 Howard 1987 Howard 1988 Howard 1989 S.C. State 1990 S.C. State 1991 S.C. State 1992 S.C. State Totals 81-64-3

Record 8-3 2-8 4-7 8-3 9-1 * 7-4 5-6 4-6 7-4 7-4

Bowl

* - Denotes MEAC conference champions Coaching Honors 1999 CIAA Coach of the Year 1999 D.C. Pigskin Coach of the Year 2000 CIAA Coach of the Year 2000 D.C. Pigskin Coach of the Year 2000 100% Wrong Club Coach of the Year

There is little question that Winston-Salem State University head football coach Kermit Blount has established himself as one of the premiere collegiate coaches not only in Division I-Championship Subdivision play, but in all of college football. Blount, who is entering his 15th season as the head coach of the WSSU football program is a proven winner. His teams utilize hard work, attention to detail, and game preparation as their tools for success. One needs to look no further than the Rams’ back-to-back CIAA Championships in 1999 and 2000 to realize that this formula is one that produces results. Coach Blount has long been associated with football programs that have experienced phenomenal success and he has been a key ingredient in building the success of those programs over the more than 20 seasons on the bench during his coaching tenure. In all he has been in a leadership role with teams that have won a total of six conference titles at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels. Blount began his coaching career in his home state of Virginia at Armstrong Kennedy High School in Richmond as a quarterbacks coach and assistant offensive coordinator. Following two seasons at the high school level Blount moved on to the collegiate ranks in 1983. In 1983 he became a graduate assistant and assistant quarterbacks coach at East Carolina University where he would begin his collegiate coaching career. Following his stint with the Pirates, Blount moved on to Washington D.C. and Howard University where he assumed the responsibilities of offensive coordinator from 1984-89 under Bison head coach Willie Jeffries. Soon after his arrival in the nation’s capital, Coach Blount’s presence was felt as he directed a potent Bison offense to the 1987 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship. Following his time in Washington he spent four more years as part of Jeffries’ staff at South Carolina State University (MEAC) before returning to his alma mater, Winston-Salem State University, as the head football coach in 1993. A man accustomed to success, one who has experienced only four losing seasons in his 15 years as a head football coach at the collegiate level, has been the driving force in preparing the Rams for play at the Division I level. Blount’s eye for talent has shone brightly over his career as he and his coaching staff have been responsible for recruiting and coaching student-athletes that have earned a total of 106 All-Conference selections. As well Blount has coached a pair

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of conference player of the year recipients, one All-America selection and a two-time Academic All-America selection. Since his arrival back in Winston-Salem, Blount has amassed a fourteen-year mark of 8164-3 (.547), including three CIAA Championship appearances, a pair of CIAA titles, and two Pioneer Bowl appearances. In addition, he was honored as the 1999 and 2000 CIAA Coach of the Year, the 1999 and 2000 D.C. Pigskin Coach of the Year and 2000 100% Wrong Club Coach of the Year during a two-year span in which he led Winston-Salem State University to back-toback conference titles. Coach Blount is a member of several professional organizations, including but not limited to: The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Football Coaches Association, and the Black College Football Coaches Association. Blount has developed and shaped the careers of hundreds of Winston-Salem State University student-athletes and has seen five former Rams move on to the professional ranks in the National Football League. Not only has Blount helped to shape the futures of former student-athletes at WSSU, he has also helped to guide the careers of countless assistant coaches and coordinators who have been fortunate enough to work under the tutelage of the awardwinning head coach. A talent developer both on the field and off, Blount has seen four of his former assistant coaches move on to successful head coaching careers at the collegiate level. A 1980 alumnus of Winston-Salem State University, Blount enjoyed a long and fruitful playing career as a Ram. As a four-year starter at quarterback at WSSU, Blount guided the Rams to back-to-back CIAA titles in 1977 and 1978 earning all-conference and All-America honors along the way. The 1978 All-American sat atop the WSSU record books for more than 25 years before his 3,330 career passing yards were surpassed by quarterback protégé Joshua McGee in 2004. Coach Blount is married to the former Ava Harris of Richmond, Virginia and they are the proud parents of a daughter April, and a son Bryan. Blount will lead the Rams into their first season of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football action in 2007.


WSSU Football Coaching Staff Blount’s All-Time Record Versus

First-Team All-CIAA Players In The Coach Blount Era

OPPONENT . . . . . . RECORD

PLAYER-POSITION

Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . 0-1

Shawn Colvin-DB . . . . . . . . . . 1993,1996 Kelly Goodman-OL . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Niam Moore-DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Rodney Witherspoon-DE . . . . . . . . . 1993 William Barringer-OL . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Oronde Gadsden-WR . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Richard Huntley-RB . . . . . . . . 1994,1995 LaTori Workman-DL . . . . . . . . . 1995,1996 Eric Hendley-RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Eric McDavid-OL . . . . . . . . . . 1996,1997 Taiwan Everette-LB . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Brian Hurlocker-OL . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Shawn Thomas-K . . . . . . . . . . 1997,1999 Thomas Washington-DL . . . 1997,1998,1999 Brian Andrews-OL . . . . . . . . . 1999,2000 Carnell Brown-LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Terrie Newkirk-RB . . . . . . . . . 1999,2000 Calvin Bryant-LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Errick Hargrove-DB . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Stephon Kelly-S . . . . . . . . . . . 2000,2001 Robert Mackey-DE . . . . . . . . . 2000,2001 Ronald Pegues-OL . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Cory Williams-DL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Tory Woodbury-QB . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Marcus McNair-OL . . . . . . . . . 2001,2002 Ashton Oakley-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Willie Byrd-RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Arnell Wooten-TE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Brandon Free-WR . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Martin Hicks-KR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Brandon Hussey-KR . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Martin Hicks-WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Jed Bines-RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Emmanuel Akah-OL . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Brian Scott-OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Phillip Betts-OL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Martin Hicks-RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Jason Holman-DL . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Jerome Dunbar-OL . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005

Bowie State . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Carson-Newman . . . . . . . . 1-3 Catawba . . . . . . . . . . . .

0-4

Coastal Carolina . . . . . . . .

0-1

Elizabeth City State . . . . . . . 7-3 Fayetteville State . . . . . . . 8-5-1 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . .

0-1

Fort Valley State . . . . . . . .

2-0

Grambling State . . . . . . . .

0-2

Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Johnson C. Smith . . . . . . . 12-1 Livingstone . . . . . . . . . . 9-3-1 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . 1-7 North Carolina Central . . . . .

8-5

Norfolk State . . . . . . . . . 1-2-1 Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Virginia Union . . . . . . . . . 11-4 Savannah State . . . . . . . . . 2-0 South Carolina State . . . . . .

1-3

Southern Ill.-Carbondale . . . .

0-1

St. Augustine’s . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Tuskegee . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 West Virginia Tech. . . . . . . . 1-0 Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . 81-64-3

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WSSU Football Coaching Staff The Mike Ketchum File:

Born Jan. 9, 1956 in Huntington, West Va. Family Wife – Belinda Son – Matt Daughter – Lilly Education Guilford College, 1979 1979 – B.A. in Business University of Florida, 1984 1984 – M.A. in Education Administration Playing History Guilford College, 1974-78 Defensive Lineman Defensive MVP in 1978 Sat out 1977 season due to injury Coaching Honors 1991 ODAC Coach of the Year 1997 ODAC Coach of the Year Coach Blount on Ketchum: “Mike is the 3-5 guru. He is one of the best in the business and has a way of instilling confidence in our players on the defensive side of the football. I always expect us to be solid on defense with him in charge.”

Mike Ketchum ➤ WSSU Defensive Coordinator ➤ 3rd Season ➤ Guilford ‘78 Mike Ketchum, a man who spent 17 years coaching football at nearby Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, the last 14 of those years as the head coach, is entering into his third season as the Rams’ defensive coordinator. Ketchum resigned as football coach at Guilford in December of 2004 and became an Assistant Director of Athletics there before accepting the coordinator position at WinstonSalem State where he has completely transformed the WSSU defensive corps into one of the most feared offensestoppers in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Ketchum has been responsible for turning around a Ram defensive unit that ranked near the bottom of the conference in five statistical categories in the final year before his arrival in Winston-Salem, NC. Ketchum’s first season as the Rams’ Defensive Coordinator in 2005 was one in which Ketchum made sweeping changes, improving the Rams from dead last in pass defense to fifth in the conference in the same category by season’s-end. The changes continue as Ketchum has signed a stellar recruiting class and has seen success in the switch from a traditional 4-3 defense to a 3-5 formation. Since Ketchum’s arrival on the campus of Winston-Salem State University the Rams have made vast improvements in every defensive statistical category and have seen a pair of WSSU defensive alumnus’ earn tryouts with National Football League clubs.

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This season Ketchum will return a talented corps of defensive personnel as the Rams enter into their first official year as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). No stranger to collegiate coaching, Ketchum, a 1978 graduate of Guilford College, turned in a 53-85 record as the Quakers’ head coach. He is second in Guilford history in wins and was the ODAC Coach of the Year recipient in 1991 and 1997 when the Quakers won league titles. In 1994 Ketchum led Guilford College to an 8-2 record one which helped them to crack into the NCAA Division III South Region rankings for the first time in the program’s history. Ketchum got his start in football as a standout defensive lineman at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. During a stellar playing career at Guilford College Ketchum was named the team’s Defensive MVP during his senior season (1978). Following his impressive playing career Ketchum moved on to his first collegiate coaching job as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. While at UF Ketchum completed coursework to earn a M.A. in Education Administration in 1984 while serving a pair of seasons on the nationally-ranked Gator’s football staff. The 51 year-old Ketchum is married to his wife of 30 years, the former Belinda Rowan. The couple have two children, a son Matt (20), and a daughter Lilly (16). They reside in Greensboro, NC.


WSSU Football Coaching Staff The Nick Calcutta File: Born July 6, 1958 in Ashland, PA Family Wife – Judy Daughter – Nicole Education Millersville State University, 1982 1982 – B.S. in Secondary Education Playing History Millersville University, 1979 Offensive Line, one-year starter Mansfield University 1977-78 Offensive Line, two-year starter Coach Blount on Calcutta: “Nick is a great addition to what we are doing here at Winston-Salem State. With him joining the staff it will take a lot of the burden off of what I had to do last year [serving as Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator]. He is definitely going to make our offense more efficient.” “I have worked with Nick several times throughout the course of my career. We helped to revive the program at Howard in the early 80’s and then moved to South Carolina State and had some good years there before we split and ventured on our separate ways. I am very excited about having him back and getting to work with him again.”

The Keith Gaither File: Born Sept. 4, 1974 in Baltimore, MD Family Wife – Mona Savonne Daughter – Jonesha Son - Akeem Education Elon University, 1997 1997 – B.A. in Sociology Playing History Elon University, 1993-96 Free Safety, four-year starter All-South Region 1994 and 1995 All-American 1995 Elon Defensive MVP 1994 and 1995 Coach Blount on Gaither: “Keith is a very valuable member of our staff. He is now our recruiting coordinator and he brings a lot of energy and charisma to our secondary. We are happy to have him with us on a full time, permanent basis. We are looking for our secondary to come together under his guidance.”

Nicholas Calcutta ➤ WSSU Offensive Coordinator ➤ 1st Season ➤ Millersville ‘82 Calcutta joins the WSSU football coaching staff for his first season in 2007 where he will serve as the Rams’ Offensive Coordinator. Calcutta comes to WSSU from Howard University where he served as offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for the Bison. Prior to his coaching tenure at Howard University he served as the Offensive Coordinator at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. A native of Ashland, PA, Nick graduated from North Schuylkill High School before matriculating to Mansfield University. From there he went to Millersville University where he earned a B.S. degree in Secondary Education in 1982. In 1983 Nick was outside linebackers coach at Southern Illinois (Carbondale) which won the NCAA Division I-AA National Championship. In 1984 he served as Offensive and Recruiting Coordinators at St. Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, IN) and was outside linebackers coach at Memphis State in 1985.

Calcutta joined the Howard University coaching staff for three seasons (1986-88) as Offensive Line Coach and Administrative Assistant and then spent the next four years as the Offensive Line Coach at South Carolina State University (1989-92). Named the Offensive Coordinator at the University at Buffalo in 1993 and 1994, he moved on to Offensive Line and Tight Ends coach at Tennessee State in 1995 and then moved on to Recruiting Coordinator and Defensive Line coach at Delaware State before spending three years (1997-99) as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach at Austin Peay State University. He then moved on to Savannah State University where he was the Offensive Line Coach, Pro Liason, and Director of Football Operations for two seasons (2000-01). Nick is married to the former Judy Crews of Carbondale, Illinois and the couple has a two year old daughter Nicole.

Keith Gaither ➤ WSSU Defensive Backs Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator ➤ 3rd Season ➤ Elon University ‘97 The 2007 season will mark Gaither’s third year as a member of the Winston-Salem State University football coaching staff. A 1997 graduate of Elon University he will be primarily concerned with coaching the WSSU defensive backs as well as serving as the Rams’ recruiting coordinator. A standout collegiate football player, Gaither was a four-year starter at free safety at Elon University in Elon, NC. An All-South Region selection in both his junior and senior seasons at Elon he was named a Division II All-American in 1995. Following his graduation from Elon in 1997, Gaither began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. After a pair of seasons at Greensboro College he accepted a position as the defensive line and defensive backs coach at Tusculum College in Greenville, TN. In 2000 Gaither started a five-year career as a teacher and football coach at Thomasville City Schools in Thomasville, NC before accepting his current position at WSSU in the summer of 2005.

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This season he returns a very talented WSSU defensive depth chart and he will look to help a WSSU pass defense that saw marked improvement last season. Gaither is married to his wife of seven years, the former Mona Savonne Davis of Thomasville, NC and the couple reside in Kernersville, NC.


WSSU Football Coaching Staff The Aaron Federspiel File: Born Mar. 2, 1973 in Houghton, MI Family Wife – Angela Son – Austin Education Winston-Salem State University, 2003 2003 – B.S. in Sport Management Playing History Central Michigan University, 1991-1992 Offensive Line, starter in 1992 Winston-Salem State University 2000-02 Offensive Line, three-year starter 2000 CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic Team 2001 All-CIAA First-Team 2001 CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic Team 2001 Verizon Academic All-District 2002 CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic Team 2002 All-CIAA First-Team 2002 Verizon Academic All-District 2002 Black College All-American Coach Blount on Federspiel: “Aaron is very dedicated to Ram football. He is an extremely hard worker and has a great rapport with our players. He is one of most diverse coaches on our staff and lends his expertise in a variety of areas. We are fortunate to have him as a part of our staff.”

The Cody Crill File:

Born Sept. 25, 1978 in San Angelo, TX Family Wife – Kendra Daughter – Cathryn Education Angelo State University, 2002 2002 – B.S. in Kinesiology Angelo State University, 2004 2004 – M.S. in Kinesiology Playing History Angelo State University, 1999-2002 Offensive Line, three-year starter Cisco Junior College, 1997 Offensive Line, starter Coach Blount on Crill: “With Cody’s coaching we are looking for our offensive line to really step out and become a major part of what we are doing here at WSSU. I have no doubt that Cody is definitely going to help us accomplish that.”

Aaron Federspiel ➤ WSSU Running Backs Coach/ Academic Advisor/Pro Liason ➤ 5th Season ➤ WSSU ‘03 Aaron Federspiel returns for his fifth season as a member of the Winston-Salem State University coaching staff. His primary responsibility is working with the running backs as well as concentrating his off-season duties on recruiting. In addition to his coaching responsibilities Federspiel is the technology advisor for the WSSU football program and is the direct contact between Ram football and the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations. Federspiel has overseen the academic progress of the WSSU football team for the better part of the last two seasons and has been instrumental in raising the team’s overall grade point average. In addition to his academic advisor responsibilities Federspiel serves as the Rams’ pro liason. Federspiel is no stranger to Winston-Salem State University or the Ram football program as he was a member of the Ram football team for three seasons and won a CIAA Championship in 2000 under Head Coach Kermit Blount. An offensive lineman, Federspiel was a standout not only on the field but in the classroom. He was a member of the CIAA Commissioner’s AllAcademic team for three consecutive years and was named to two consecutive Verizon Academic All-District Teams as well as being named a CocaCola Black College All-American in his senior season (2002).

Before transferring to Winston-Salem State University, Federspiel attended Central Michigan University (Division I-Bowl Subdivision) where he was a member of the Chippewa’s football team. Federspiel, one of the best offensive lineman to ever play at Winston-Salem State University, resides in Winston-Salem with his wife of ten years, Angela. The couple had their first child, a son Austin (seven months old) in December of 2006.

Cody Crill ➤ WSSU Offensive Line Coach/ Academic Liason ➤ 3rd Season ➤ Angelo State ‘02 The 2007 season will mark Crill’s third year as a member of the Winston-Salem State University football coaching staff. A graduate of Angelo State University where he received both his baccalaureate (2002) and M.A. degree (2004) in Kinesiology, Crill comes to WSSU by way of Trinity Valley Community College where he served double-duty as the coach of both the offensive and defensive lines as well as the running backs and fullbacks. Prior to his lone season at TVCC he spent two years as the defensive line coach at his Alma Mater in San Angelo, TX. At WSSU his primary responsibilities will center around the instruction of the Rams’ offensive line. In addition to his on-field coaching responsibilities he will also serve as the academic liason between WSSU academic advisors and WSSU football academic advisor Aaron Federspiel.

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Originally from San Angelo, TX, he is married to his wife of one year, the former Kendra Thomas of High Point, NC. The couple reside in WinstonSalem, NC and recently had their first child, a daughter, Cathryn in October of 2006.


WSSU Football Coaching Staff The Sherman Simmons File: Born Mar. 5, 1954 in Charlotte, NC Family Wife – Pamela Education Winston-Salem State University, 1982 1982 – B.S. in English Northwestern State University (La.), 1994 1994 – M.A. in Student Personnel Services Playing History Livingstone College 1971-72 Defensive Back, two-year starter 1972 All-CIAA First-Team Coach Blount on Simmons: “Sherman brings a wealth of experience to our staff here at Winston-Salem State. As a former head coach he is extremely diverse and can shed his expertise on many different areas of our program.”

Sherman Simmons ➤ WSSU Defensive Line Coach/ Community Service Liason ➤ 2nd Season ➤ WSSU ‘82 The 2007 football season will mark Simmons’ second year as a member of the current WinstonSalem State University football coaching staff. He is no stranger to the Rams’ program as he has served as a member of the WSSU coaching staff two times prior to his current tenure. Simmons was a member of the coaching staff in 1976-77 as a student assistant, and then resumed a full-time coaching career for the Rams in 1989 under then-head-coach Pete Richardson. Simmons will focus primarily upon the Rams’ defensive line and he will inherit a talented defensive front with several big, strong athletes who have the very real possibility of earning postseason honors. In addition to his on-field coaching responsibilities, he will serve as the Rams’ community service liason and will continue to direct WSSU football’s efforts in the community. Simmons comes to WSSU by way of Allen University (Columbia, SC) where he served as the head football coach for four seasons.

Prior to his duties at Allen University, Simmons served as the Defensive Coordinator at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA for four seasons (1999-2002). He was instrumental in the improvement of Morehouse’s program from a last place finish in 1998 to a runner-up finish in 2000. Before his four seasons at Morehouse, Simmons was a member of the coaching staff at North Carolina A&T State University (1998-99). In the last 15 years, he has been a member of the coaching staff at Johnson C. Smith University (1995-1998), Southern University (1993-95) and Northwestern State University (1990-93) as he has a total of 28 seasons of collegiate coaching experience. A member of the United States Army Special Forces for three years (1973-76), Simmons will help to reinforce the discipline associated with the WSSU football program. He and his wife of 21 years Pamela, a PhD in English and a a native of Albany, GA, reside in Winston-Salem, NC. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor of English at WSSU.

Kevin Downing The Kevin Downing File: Born Oct. 5, 1982 in Edenton, NC Family Wife – Nia Patterson Education North Carolina Central University, 2002 2004 – B.S. in Health and Physical Education Winston-Salem State University, In Progress TBA – M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling Playing History North Carolina Central University, 2001-2002 Defensive End, two-year starter Defense ranked 1st in the Nation Coach Blount on Downing: “Kevin has recently been converted to our wide receivers coach [in the Spring of 2007]. He is very loyal and dedicated and we are very, very happy to have that young man on our staff here at WSSU.”

➤ WSSU Wide Receivers Coach ➤ 3rd Season ➤ North Carolina Central ‘04 The 2007 season marks Downing’s third year as a member of the coaching staff at Winston-Salem State University. His primary responsibility will be working with the WSSU safeties and defensive backs. Coach Kevin Downing was born on October 5, 1982 in Edenton, NC and is the son of Andy and Jonathan Downing. He attended high school at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton, NC. In his senior year he was a two sport all-conference selection in both football and basketball en route to All-Region honors during his senior season. Following his high school graduation, Downing attended college at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC where he received his B.S in Health and Physical Education. He was a member of the Eagle football team in 2001 and 2002 playing defensive end for the 2001 NCCU team whose defense finished ranked first in the nation. In 2002 Coach Downing’s career was cut short due to multiple knee surgeries making him unable to continue a highly competitive football career.

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Coach Downing is married to his wife of seven months, the former Nia N. Patterson of Durham, NC and is currently pursuing his M.A. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at WSSU. The couple resides in Greensboro, NC.


WSSU Football Coaching Staff

Jay Robinson ➤ Football Equipment Manager ➤ 6th Season ➤ WSSU ‘04 The 2007 football season will mark Robinson’s sixth year as the head equipment manager for the Winston-Salem State University football team. A native of Asheville, NC, he is a 2004 graduate of WSSU where he received a B.A. in Sport Management with a concentration in communications. He will work closely with Head Athletic Trainer Darrell Turner in the WSSU Office of Sports Medicine, a capacity he has occupied since transferring to WSSU from Western

Carolina University following his freshman year. Robinson is charged with the responsibility of ordering, maintaining, and servicing all the equipment needs of the WSSU football team and its nearly 110 team members as well as coaching staff. He has been married for two years to his wife April (formerly April Allison) who is also a 2005 alumnus of WSSU. The couple reside in Winston-Salem, NC and have a 14month old daughter Aniyah.

DeValdean Penn ➤ Special Assistant to WSSU Football ➤ 19th Season ➤ WSSU ‘69 The 2007 season marks Penn’s 19th year as a volunteer assistant to the WinstonSalem State University football program. As a volunteer assistant, he has not missed a Ram football game in over a decade. A “jack of all trades,” Penn is involved in nearly every aspect of game-day operations and helps to serve as a liason between the WSSU football coaching staff and the WSSU Athletic Department’s Offices of Media Relations and Game Day Operations.

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Penn, who retired from the Department of Social Services in January of 2005, also serves as a special assistant to the WSSU Men’s Basketball program and has served as the official scorer for the Rams for the better part of a quarter-century. An alumnus of WSSU (1969), he is an integral part of the success of the WSSU Athletic Department.


Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Player Profiles


Player Profiles #61 Anthony Adams

2005: Appeared in all 10 games for the Rams, starting eight… Recorded 46 total tackles with 30 solo tackles and 16 assisted tackles…Recorded a team-high three interceptions, returning them for a total 46 yards…Tallied six total pass break ups…His 46 total tackles placed him second in total tackles on the WSSU roster.

So. ➤ Offensive Line 6’4”/320 ➤ Jacksonville, NC Northside H.S. 2006: Played in two games as a true freshman while making one start on the WSSU offensive line…Got his first taste of action in the team’s season opener at Catawba…Earned his first start as a Ram two weeks later when he lined up against a tough South Carolina State team.

2004: Appeared in nine games for the Rams, starting seven… Recorded 36 total tackles with 12 solo tackles and 24 assisted tackles…Recorded two interceptions which tied him for the team lead, returning them 17 yards…Tallied five total pass break ups.

Personal: Adams returns to the Rams football program for his second season in 2007…Will compete for playing time at the left tackle position…A native of Jacksonville, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Northside High School where he was an All-Area Team selection his senior season…The son of Anthony and Deidra Adams…A Computer Science major at WSSU…Born in Jacksonville, NC on May 14, 1988…Nicknamed “Bo.”

#82 Bryant Bayne

#82 Bryant Bayne

So. (rs) ➤ Wide Receiver 6’1”/195 ➤ Rocky Mount, NC Rocky Mount H.S. 2006: Made appearances in two games in his first season of play in 2006…Saw time at Catawba and at Savannah State…Recorded no statistics.

Personal: A two-year letterman for the Rams following his transfer from Appalachian State University…A native of Durham, NC he is a 2003 graduate of Riverside High School where he was an AllConference, All-Area, and All-State honoree as both a junior and a senior…A Shrine Bowl participant as a senior at Riverside H.S…The son of Norwood and Gwendolyn Biggs…A Communications major at WSSU…Born on September 29, 1985 in Durham, NC…Nicknamed “Nate.” Biggs’ Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 11/10 35 2005 10/8 30 2004 9/7 12

AT 41 16 24

Total TFL Int. PBU FF/FR 76 2.5/7 0 2 1/1 46 0/0 3 6 0/0 36 0/0 2 7 0/0

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81

158 2.5/7

5

15

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#1 Jed Bines

2005: Spent the 2005 season as a redshirt, and did not appear in any games for the Rams.

#67 Bennie Barbour

Personal: A native of Rocky Mount, NC, Bayne is a 2004 graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School where he was an All-State selection in both his junior and senior seasons…A 2003 Shrine Bowl participant, he was named to the Rocky Mount Telegram’s First Team for two consecutive seasons while in high school…The son of Hamilton Bayne and Anntionette Cox…A Computer Science major at WSSU…Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 18, 1985…Nicknamed “Bang-Bang”.

#67 Bennie Barbour Jr. ➤ Offensive Line 6’5”/300 ➤ Smithfield, NC Smithfield-Selma H.S.

2006: Saw significant playing time as a sophomore last season… Recorded playing time in nine games while making eight starts on a talented WSSU offensive line…The Rams totaled 1,744 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns when Barbour was in the lineup last season.

#1 Jerrick “Jed” Bines

Sr. ➤ Running Back 5’10”/190 ➤ Winston-Salem, NC Parkland H.S.

2005: Did not appear in any games during the 2005 season as he spent last year as a redshirt. Personal: A native of Smithfield, NC he is a 2005 graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School where he was a four-year varsity letterman and an All-Conference selection in both 2003 and 2004… Named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 as he played both offensive and defensive lines as well appearing at tight end…The son of Bennie Barbour, Sr., and Linda Barbour, both of who are alumnus’ of Winston-Salem State University…Father Bennie Barbour, Sr., is a member of the Clarence “Big House” Gaines WSSU Athletic Hall of Fame following an induction ceremony in the fall of 2005…A Sport Management major at WSSU…Born in Rocky Mount, NC on August 9, 1985…Nicknamed “BJ”.

2006: Sat out the entire season to focus on academics.

#23 Nathaniel Biggs

#23 Nathaniel Biggs #83 Lorenzo Barr

Fr. (rs) ➤ Wide Receiver 6’1”/185 ➤ Kingstree, SC Kingstree H.S. 2006: Did not appear in any games during the 2006 season as he spent last season as redshirt freshman. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Barr’s first year as a member of the Rams’ active roster…A native of Kingstree, South Carolina, he is a graduate of Kingstree High School where he was an all-conference selection his senior season…Will look to compete for playing time at the wide receiver position for the Rams.

Sr. ➤ Defensive Back 6’0”/190 ➤ Durham, NC Riverside H.S.

2006: One of the team’s key contributors making appearances in all 11 games while making 10 starts…Finished second on the team in total tackles with 76 total tackles (35 solo)…Had a pair of pass break-ups and recovered one fumble…Added one forced fumble…Recorded double-digit tackles four times last season, including a season-high 14 tackles at Hampton…Totaled 10 tackles each in games against South Carolina State, Coastal Carolina, and at Norfolk State…Added a season-high seven solo tackles at Norfolk State…Added a pass breakup and a fumble recovery against Coastal Carolina.

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2005: Appeared in nine games for the Rams, starting three contests… Placed second on the team in rushing with 864 net yards on a teamhigh 166 carries for an average of 5.8 yards per carry…Recorded nine rushing touchdowns…Recorded a long run of 51 yards (vs. Livingstone College)…Averaged a team-high 107.1 yards per game rushing…Tallied three receptions for 26 yards for an average of 8.7 yards per catch…Pulled in a long reception of 16 yards…Average 2.9 yards per game receiving…Earned Second-Team All-CIAA honors… Placed second on the team in all-purpose yards per game with 110.0 yards per contest. 2004: Appeared in 10 games for the Rams, starting a pair of contests…Was one of two WSSU running backs to eclipse the 1,000yard plateau as he and teammate Martin Hicks each recorded at least 1,000 yards rushing as a pair of running backs from the same team tallied at least 1,000 yards for the first time in school and conference (CIAA) history…Recorded 1,137 net yards on 176 carries en route to placing second on the team in rushing yardage…Averaged 6.5 yards per carry and scored a team-high 12 rushing touchdowns…Recorded a long run of 58 yards and averaged 113.7 yards per contest…Caught four passes for 17 yards for an average of 4.2 yards per catch with a long reception of 10 yards for an average of 1.7 yards receiving per contest…Led the team in scoring with 74 points and placed second on the team in total offense per game with 113.7 yards per contest… Earned First-Team All-CIAA honors at running back.


Player Profiles 2003: Appeared in nine games for the Rams...Set a single-season rushing record for a “true freshman” as he averaged a team-high 7.5 yards per carry...Gained 574 yards on 74 carries and scored seven touchdowns en route to averaging 62.0 yards per game, good enough for fifth on the team in total offense per contest...Broke the 100-yard mark in three of the Rams’ last four games (versus Livingstone, Johnson C. Smith, and St. Augustine’s)...Recorded three games in which he scored multiple touchdowns as he turned in a pair of touchdowns versus Livingstone, North Carolina Central and St. Augustine’s en route to scoring all seven of his touchdowns in the last four games of the season...Caught four passes for 42 yards on the season...Placed fourth on the team in all-purpose yards per game with 66.7 yards per game...Placed third on the team in scoring with seven touchdowns...Named CIAA Rookie of the Week twice...Named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team.

Personal: Blakely will rejoin the Rams for his second season in 2006 following a successful 2005 and 2006 seasons and after sitting out the 2004 season as a redshirt…Will likely compete for time at the cornerback slot…A native of Winston-Salem, NC he is a 2003 graduate of Parkland High School where he was a teammate of Rams’ quarterback Monte Purvis…Named All-Conference his senior season in high school…The son of Ernest and Elizabeth Blakely…A Sport Management major at WSSU…Nicknamed “E-Blake”…Born August 10, 1985. Blakley’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 10/0 19 2005 4/0 4

AT 5 1

Total 14/0

6

23

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0

Int. PBU FF/FR 1 0 0/0 1 0 0/0 2

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Avg TD Long Rec. Yds Long TD 5.8 9 51 3 26 16 0 6.5 12 58 4 17 10 0 7.5 7 45 4 42 19 0

Total 28/5 416 2675 6.43 28 154

11

85

45

Blount’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec 2006 1/0 2 4 2.0 1 2 0 Total 1/0

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4

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2

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0

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Personal: Bines returns to the Ram lineup for his fourth and final season in 2007 after sitting out last season to focus on academics... Bines’ selection of the #1 jersey marks the first time that number has been worn since current head coach Kermit Blount wore the number in 1978...Enters the 2007 season sitting in eighth place in all-time rushing attempts with 416 carries…Enters 2007 sitting in sixth place in all-time rushing yards at WSSU with 2,675 yards…Enters 2007 sitting in sixth place in all-time rushing touchdowns at WSSU with 28…A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Bines is a 2003 graduate of Parkland High School where he completed a stellar four-year career and was tabbed one of the best, if not the best, player to ever play at Parkland...Was named All Conference and All-County in 2000... Named All Conference, All-County, team MVP, MVP of the State Championship game, 3-A Player of the Year, All-Region, and AllAmerican en route to leading the Mustangs to a 15-1 record and a 3-A State Championship in 2001...Named All-Conference, All-county, All-Region and Conference Player of the Year in 2002 after injuring his knee and playing in only half of his teams’ games...Son of Irene Williams...A Math Education major at WSSU...Born September 26, 1984...Nicknamed “Jed”. Bines’ Statistics: Year G/GS Car Yds 2005 9/3 166 964 2004 10/2 176 1137 2003 9/0 74 574

graduation from high school he attended WSSU for one semester before enlisting in the United States Army…Upon his enlistment into the US Army he was deployed to Iraq where he provided security and humanitarian services to Iraqi nationals…Returned to the United States in January of 2005 and this past summer her served on the border patrol for the US Army...Born in Roanoke Rapids, NC on January 22, 1983.

Clyde Burroughs

Fr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 5’11”/195 ➤ Kingstree, SC Kingstree H.S. 2006: Did not play in 2006…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Burroughs returns to the Rams football program after sitting out last season as a redshirt …A native of Kingstree, SC, he is a 2006 graduate of Kingstree High School where he was an All-Region, AllArea, and All-State Selection…Burroughs was voted the MVP of his high school team in his senior season and was named the Jaguars’ Defensive MVP as well…Lettered in track and field for two years…The son of Clyde and Brenda Burroughs…A Sport Management major at WSSU…Born in Florence, SC on March 29, 1988…Nicknamed “Hitman”.

#78 Joseph Blanks

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#78 Joseph Blanks Jr. ➤ Offensive Line 6’5”/320 ➤ Erie, PA Cathedral Preparatory

2006: Appeared in and started all but one game last season…Was a major part of the Rams’ offense which amassed 1,785 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns in games in which he played…Was a part of an offensive line that allowed just 21 sacks last season as well. 2005: Appeared in and started nine games for the Rams, missing only the game versus Howard University…Was part of a WSSU offensive line that saw two running backs record 900-plus yard seasons… Named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team. Personal: Blanks returns to the Rams’ roster in 2007 as a projected starter after a very successful year in 2006 …A native of Erie, PA, he is a 2005 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory in Erie, PA where he was an All-Conference, All-Area and All-State selection…Chose WSSU over several Division I-Bowl Subdivision programs including, but not limited to, the University of Nebraska and Notre Dame…The son of Joe and Mary Blanks…Uncle Billy Blanks is the creator of the worldfamous Tae-Bo workout…A Business major at WSSU…Born in Erie, PA on October 24, 1986…Nicknamed “Animal.”

#21 Ernest Blakely #36 Herman Blount #21 Ernest Blakley

Jr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 5’11’/170 ➤ Winston-Salem, NC Parkland H.S. 2006: Played in 10 games last season…Was primarily a reserve, but posted solid numbers with 24 total tackles (19 solo)…Added one interception for the Rams. 2005: Appeared in four games for the Rams, starting none…Tallied five total tackles with four solo tackles and one assisted tackle… Recorded one interception that he returned 29 yards.

So. ➤ Running Back 5’7”/183 ➤ Garysburg, NC Northampton County H.S. 2006: Played in just one game as a true freshman in 2006…Had a pair of carries for four yards and a touchdown in a dominating win over rival North Carolina A&T on September 2, 2006. Personal: Blount will return the Rams football program for his second season in 2007… Although he is a senior in the classroom, Blount is a sophomore on the field…A 2002 graduate of Northampton County High School West in Gaston, NC where he was an All-Conference and Academic All-Conference selection in his senior season…Named the Hurricanes’ team MVP in his final year at NCHS…The son of Mary Smith…A Rehabilitation Studies major at WSSU…Following his

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#33 Darrian Bynum

#33 Darrian Bynum Sr. (rs) ➤ Linebacker 6’0”/200 ➤ Weldon, NC Weldon H.S.

2006: Appeared in 10 games last season…Played in every game except for the season opener at Catawba…Finished the season with 33 total tackles (13 solo) and ranked ninth on the team in that category…Was a big contributor on defense with 4.0 tackles for a loss (-11 yards)…Added one sack for a loss of six yards … Added one pass break-up and a quarterback hurry…Also added a fumble recovery and a fumble forced. 2005: Appeared in nine games for the Rams, starting six…Placed third on the team in tackles with 43 as he recorded 29 solo tackles and 14 assists…Recorded nine tackles for a loss of 17 total yards… Tallied a lone sack for a loss of one yard…Intercepted a pass and forced two fumbles. 2004: Appeared in eight games for the Rams, starting six…Placed 11th on the team in tackles with 20, recording 14 solo tackles and six assists…Recorded a pair of tackles for loss…Broke up a single pass on the season.


Player Profiles #55 Juan Corders

Personal: The 2007 season will mark Bynum’s fourth and final season with the Rams…A native of Weldon, NC Bynum is a 2003 graduate of Weldon High School where he was the recipient of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, and was named the MVP of the TarRoanoke Conference…Selected First-Team All Conference, Offensive MVP, and Defensive MVP of his team…The son of Levern and Wanda Bynum…Is a Psychology major at WSSU…Older brother Levern was a linebacker for the Rams who graduated in May of 2006…Born in Frankfurt, Germany. Bynum’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 10/0 13 2005 9/6 29 2004 8/6 14

AT 20 14 6

Total TFL 33 4/11 43 9/17 20 2/4

Total 27/12 56

40

96 15/32

Int. PBU FF/FR 0 1 2/0 1 1 2/0 0 1 0/0 1

3

4/0

#27 Marcus Coates

#51 Mario Dawson

#27 Marcus Coates

So. ➤ Linebacker 5’11”/230 ➤ Durham, NC Southern Durham H.S.

So. (rs) ➤ Strong Safety 6’2”/210 ➤ Washington, D.C. Howard D. Woodson H.S. 2006: Appeared in nine games last season…Only missed games against Bethune-Cookman and Hampton…Totaled 11 tackles (six solo)…Had his best game against North Carolina A&T when he notched four tackles (one solo)…Had a pair of tackles at Savannah State and at Norfolk State. 2005: Did not play…Sat out the season as a redshirt.

2006: Did not appear in any games during the 2006 season as he spent last season as redshirt freshman. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Dawson’s first year as a member of the Rams’ active roster…A native of Durham, North Carolina, he is a graduate of Southern Durham High School where he was an all-conference selection his senior season…Will look to compete for playing time at the linebacker position for the Rams.

Personal: Coates joins the Rams in 2007 for his second season of active competition after spending the entire 2005 season as a redshirt…A native of Washington, D.C. he is a 2005 graduate of Howard D. Woodson High School where he was named the DCIAA’s Defensive Player of the Year…An honor roll student in high school… The son of Cornelius and Yvonne Coates…A Business Marketing major at WSSU…Born in Washington, D.C. on January 12, 1987… Nicknamed “Marco.”

#19 Alex Chandler

Coates’ Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 9/0 6

AT 5

Total 9/0

5

6

Total TFL 11 0/0 11

0/0

Int. PBU FF/FR 0 0 0/0 0

0

0/0

#50 Juan Corders

Soph. ➤ Linebacker 6’2”/250 ➤ Durham, NC Hillside H.S.

#19 Alex Chandler

So. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 6’1”/190 ➤ Kingstree, SC Kingstree H.S. 2006: Appeared in nine games with just one start…Recorded 27 total tackles (17 solo)…Added an assisted tackle for a loss (-5 yards)… Finished second on the team in interceptions with a pair which he returned for five yards…He also added three pass breakups and recovered a fumble…Had a career-high seven tackles against Coastal Carolina…Had interceptions against Howard and Norfolk State. Personal: Chandler joins the Rams football program for his second season in 2007 after a successful 2006 season and a redshirt season in 2005…A native of Kingstree, SC, he is a 2005 graduate of Kingstree High School where he was a four-year letterman on the Jaguars football team…An All-State selection in both football and basketball at Kingstree H.S., Chandler is expected to again make an impact in the Rams’ secondary in 2007…The son of Samuel, Sr., and Rutheen Chandler…An Accounting major at WSSU…Born in Kingstree, SC on August 29, 1987…Nicknamed “Alex.” Chandler’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 9/1 17

AT 10

Total 9/1

10

17

Total TFL Int. PBU FF/FR 27 0.5/5 2 3 1/1 27

0.5/5

2

3

1/1

2006: Appeared in all 11 games, which is remarkable for a true freshman…Also made eight starts in his first season as a Ram… Finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 45 last season (21 solo)…Was also second on the team in tackles for a loss with 7.0 (-23 yards)…Added 2.0 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries…Tied for the team lead in fumbles forced with two…Had his best game against Bethune-Cookman when he led the team with 12 total tackles (eight solo)…Had three tackles for a loss (-7 yards) in that game …Also had nine total tackles (three solo) against St. Augustine’s…Added a sack for a loss of 14 yards. Personal: Corders joins the Rams football program for his second season in 2007…A native of Durham, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Hillside High School where he was a North Carolina Scholar as well as an All-Conference and All-Area selection for three consecutive seasons…Named the Hornets’ Defensive MVP in both his junior and senior seasons…An East vs. West All-Star Game participant… Recorded 10 tackles and forced a fumble in the East vs. West All-Star Game…Was named Homecoming King at Hillside High School in his senior year…The son of Maurice and Connie Corders…A Business Management major at WSSU…Born in Durham, NC on December 22, 1987…Nicknamed “Big Juan.” Corders’ Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 11/8 21

AT 24

Total 11/8

24

21

Total TFL 45 7/36 45

7/36

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Int. PBU FF/FR 0 0 2/0 0

0

2/0

#63 Kevin Dorsey Jr.

#63 Kevin Dorsey, Jr.

So. ➤ Offensive Line 6’3”/271 ➤ Jacksonville, NC Northside H.S. 2006: Appeared in five games with no starts…Saw time in games against Catawba, Florida A&M, Coastal Carolina, Hampton, and Norfolk State…Was a part of 1,035 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in those five games. Personal: Dorsey, Jr. joins the Rams football program for his second season in 2007…A native of Jacksonville, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Northside High School where he was a three-year letterwinner for the Monarchs…A 2005 First-Team All-Conference selection in his senior season…An All-Area selection in 2005 en route to North Carolina Scholar Athlete honors…The son of Kevin and Kim Dorsey… A Computer Science major at WSSU…Born in Silver Springs, MD on May 18, 1988.


Player Profiles #17 Brandon Dow

2005: Appeared in three games for the Rams, starting two…Placed 20th on the team with seven total tackles…Recorded six solo tackles and one assisted tackle…Recorded four tackles for a loss of five total yards.

So. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 6’2”/190 ➤ Washington, D.C. H.D. Woodson H.S.

2004: Appeared in five games for the Rams, starting two…Placed 23rd on the team with eight total tackles…Tallied three solo tackles and five assisted tackles…Recorded one tackle for a loss of one yard…Broke up one pass.

2006: Sat out the season as a medical redshirt following a preseason injury to his right wrist…Broke his wrist with a right distal radius fracture forcing him to miss the majority of the season…Was medically cleared to return on September 13, 2006, but did not appear in any games.

Personal: Hayes returns to the Rams’ lineup for his senior season in 2007 after successful seasons in 2004, 2005 and 2006…A native of High Point, NC he is a 2003 graduate of High Point Andrews High School where he was a member of the Raiders’ Mid State 2A Conference Championship team in 2003…Redshirted in his first season at WSSU (2003)…The son of Robert and Vivian Hayes…A Sport Management major at WSSU…Born in High Point, NC on May 2, 1985…Nicknamed “Sea Breeze.”

2005: Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Sat out the 2005 season as a redshirt and missed the 2006 season as a medical redshirt…The 2007 season will mark Dow’s first as a member of the Rams’ active roster…A native of Washington, D.C. he is a 2003 graduate of H.D. Wilson High School where he was a Second-Team All-Region selection and a First-Team All-DCIAA honoree…Named the Most Valuable Player of the DCIAA Championship (Turkey Bowl)…Led the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia in interceptions in both 2003 (16 interceptions) and 2002 (12 interceptions)…A Dean’s List student at WSSU in 2004, 2005, and 2006…The son of Joe Bowens and Sherrie Dow…A Business Finance major at WSSU…Born in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1984… Nicknamed “BD.”

#45 Thadeus Griffin

Hayes’ Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 11/9 25 2005 3/2 6 2004 5/2 3

AT 32 1 5

Total 19/13 34

38

Total TFL Int. PBU FF/FR 57 13/56 1 4 1/2 7 4/5 0 0 0/0 8 1/1 0 1 0/0 72 18/62

1

5

1/2

#52 William Hayes

#45 Thadeus Griffin Sr. ➤ Linebacker 6’2”/255 ➤ Sumpter, SC Crestwood H.S.

2006: One of the team’s defensive leaders for the past three seasons… Has led the team in tackles for the last two seasons…Finished last season with 80 total tackles (33 solo)…Added 5.5 tackles for a loss (18 yards)…Added a sack … Also tied for the team lead in interceptions with three…Led the team in quarterback hurries…Recovered one fumble…Had his best individual game against Bethune-Cookman where he totaled 11 tackles (three solo)…Recorded a sack against St. Augustine’s as well as a 30-yard interception return…Added interceptions against South Carolina State and Howard respectively… Recorded three quarterback hurries against North Carolina A&T. 2005: Appeared in, and started every game for the Rams in 2006… Led the team in tackles with 49 total tackles…Recorded 26 solo tackles and 23 assisted tackles…Recorded five tackles for a total loss of 18 yards…Tallied a pair of sacks for a loss of 12 yards…Recovered one fumble. 2004: Appeared in four games for the Rams, starting two…Placed 30th on the team with five total tackles…Recorded three solo tackles and two assisted tackles. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Griffin’s fourth as a member of the Rams’ football team…Is a projected game-day starter as a linebacker…A native of Kannapolis, NC he is a 2004 graduate of Crestwood High School in Sumter, SC where he was an All-Region selection in 2003 and 2004 en route to Best Linebacker Award honors in 2004…The son of Jerome Griffin and Lorita Davis…Born in Kannapolis, NC on June 19, 1986…Nicknamed “Kashif.”

#28 Roderick Fluellen

#28 Roderick Fluellen Jr. ➤ Running Back 5’8”/213 ➤ Columbia, SC Richland Northeast H.S.

2006: Appeared in nine games as a reserve in a talented WSSU backfield… Only missed games against Catawba and South Carolina State…Finished the season as the team’s third leading rusher with 82 carries for 359 yards and three touchdowns…Averaged 39.9 yards per game and 4.4 yards per carry…Had his best game against Savannah State when he tied a season-high with 13 carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns…His longest carry of the season was a 25-yard effort against Howard. Personal: Fluellen joins the Rams football program for his second season in 2007 after a successful 2006 season and after sitting out the 2005 season…A native of Columbia, SC, he is a 2005 graduate of Richland Northeast High School where he was an All-Area and All-Region selection in his senior season on his way to Conference Player of the Year honors…A Shrine Bowl Participant in his senior season…The son of Susie McCray…A Physical Education major at WSSU…Born in Columbia, SC on April 28, 1986…Nicknamed “Flu.” Fluellen’s Stats Year GP/GS Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec 2006 9/0 82 359 4.4 3 25 0 Total 9/0

82 359 4.4

3

25

0

Yds Long TDs 0 0 0 0

0

0

Griffin’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 11/10 33 2005 10/10 26 2004 4/2 3

AT 47 23 2

Total 14/12 29

25

Total TFL 80 5.5 49 5 5 0 54

5

Int. PBU FF/FR 3 3 0/1 0 0 1/0 0 0 0/0 0

0

1/0

#59 Michael Helton Jr. (rs) ➤ Offensive Line 6’3”/290 ➤ Dalzell, SC Crestwood H.S.

2006: Appeared in nine of the team’s 11 games, starting all nine… Missed games against Florida A&M and Hampton…Was an integral part of the team’s offensive front playing the crucial center position. 2005: Appeared in all ten games for the Rams, starting eight…Was part of a Rams’ offensive line that helped to see two running backs break the 900-yard rushing mark…Named to the CIAA All-Rookie Team. Personal: Helton returns to the Rams’ lineup in 2007 as a projected starter following very successful 2005 and 2006 campaigns…Earned CIAA All-Rookie Team honors in 2005…A native of Dalzell, SC he is a 2004 graduate of Crestwood High School where he was named to the North vs. South All-Star Game…The son of Claude and Debby Helton…Born in Sumter, SC on December 5, 1985…Nicknamed “Bud.”

#52 William Hayes

Sr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Line 6’3”/260 ➤ High Point, NC High Point Andrews H.S. 2006: Became one of the team’s top defensive players last season, playing in all 11 games with nine starts…Should be a leader on the WSSU defensive line…Appeared in all 11 games last season… Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in total tackles with 57 (25 solo)…Led the team in sacks with 6.5 for a loss of 33 yards and total tackles for a loss with 13 for a loss of 56 yards…Even added an interception...Also added four pass breakups…Had two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries...Had his best individual game at Catawba when he recorded seven total tackles (two solo)…Had a pair of sacks against South Carolina State…Recorded his interception against Norfolk State in last season’s finale.

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#59 Michael Helton


Player Profiles #89 Javon Hubbard

#75 Quentin Jones

Sr. ➤ Tight End 6’4”/260 ➤ Wingate, NC Forest Hills H.S.

Jr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Line 6’3”/275 ➤ Charlotte, NC West Mecklenberg H.S.

2006: Appeared in three games with no starts last season…Saw time in games against Catawba, South Carolina State and BethuneCookman.

2006: Appeared in three games with a pair of starts, but missed the rest of the season with a knee injury that he suffered against South Carolina State…Made starts against North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State…Had seven total tackles (one solo)…Added one quarterback hurry…Also had 0.5 tackles for a loss.

2005: Changed positions, moving from right guard to the center position where he appeared in, and started all 10 games for the Rams…Was part of a Ram offensive front that saw two running backs eclipse the 900-yard mark.

2005: Appeared in nine games for the Rams, starting six…Placed 15th on the team with 17 total tackles…Tallied seven solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles…Recorded one tackle for a loss of one yard…Broke up one pass.

2004: Appeared in all nine games for the Rams, starting the final three contests of the season…Made the switch from the defensive line to the offensive line prior to the 2004 season…Made an immediate impact on the offensive line for the Rams, occupying the right guard slot… Was an integral part of an offensive front that saw two Ram running backs eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in CIAA history. Personal: Hubbard joins the Rams for his fourth season of competition in 2007 after successful seasons in 2006, 2005 and 2004 following a redshirt year in 2003…Will likely make the move to tight end for the Rams in 2007…A native of Wingate, NC he is a 2003 graduate of Forest Hills High School in Marshville, NC where he was an AllConference selection his senior season…The son of Lana Stevenson… His uncle, Randy Smith played basketball for the Buffalo Braves and Los Angeles Clippers…Nicknamed “Joe Hubb”…Born July 17, 1983 in Wingate, NC.

#89 Javon Hubbard

#24 David Irizarry

#44 Thomas Johnson So. ➤ Defensive Back 6’0”/190 ➤ Greensboro, NC Ragsdale H.S.

Personal: Jones returns to the Rams’ lineup for his third season of competition in 2007…A native of Charlotte, NC, he is a 2004 graduate of West Mecklenberg High School…The son of Robin Jones…A Sport Management major at WSSU….Born in Charlotte, NC on August 11, 1986. Jones’ Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 3/2 1 2005 9/6 7

AT 6 10

Total 12/8

16

8

Total TFL Int. PBU FF/FR 7 0.5/0 0 0 0/0 17 1/1 0 1 0/0 24

1.5/1

0

1

0/0

2006: Saw time in nine games last season…Totaled four tackles (one solo)…Had a pair of tackles in the season opener against Catawba…Added one tackle each against North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State. Personal: Johnson joins the Rams for his second season as a member of the WSSU football team in 2007…A native of Greensboro, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Ragsdale High School where he earned a berth in the East vs. West All-Star Game and was an All-Conference selection in both football and track and field…The son of Marcus and Rickie Taylor…A Physical Therapy major at WSSU…Born in Memphis, TN on June 18, 1988. Johnson’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 9/0 1

AT 3

Total 9/0

3

1

Total TFL 4 0/0 4

0/0

Int. PBU FF/FR 0 0 0/0 0

0

0/0

#32 Desmond Jordan

#44 Thomas Johnson

#32 Desmond Jordan Jr. ➤ Defensive Back 6’0”/195 ➤ Rocky Point, NC Heide Trask H.S.

#24 David Irizarry Jr. ➤ Defensive Back 5’10”/175 ➤ Miami, FL Miramar H.S.

2006: Played in 10 games with no starts last season…Was a solid reserve last season totaling three tackles…Missed just one game for the Rams last season, the home opener against South Carolina State…Returned 12 punts for a total of 36 yards for an average of three yards per return with a long of 13 yards…Returned five kickoffs for a total of 108 yards en route to leading the team in kickoff yards per return with a 21.6 yards per return average. Personal: Irizarry joins the Rams for his second season as a member of the WSSU football team in 2007…A native of Miami, FL, he is a 2004 graduate of Miramar High School where he led the defense, a defense that was the best (points against) in the State of Florida…An All-Conference and All-State selection as a defensive back…Comes to WSSU following one year at Allen University where he was named the Defensive MVP and was selected as an All-NAIA performer as a defensive back…The son of Frank and Alice Irizarry…A Mass Communications major at WSSU…Born in Miami, FL on August 26, 1987. Irizarry’s Stats Year G/GS UT 2006 10/0 3

AT 0

Total 10/0

0

3

Total TFL 3 0 3

0

Int. PBU FF/FR 0 0 0/0 0

0

0/0

2006: Appeared in all 11 games with nine starts…Finished the season with 28 total tackles (19 solo)…Added 1.5 tackles for a loss (-8 yards)…Had one pass breakup and recovered a fumble…Had his best game at Florida A&M with five tackles (four solo) and a fumble recovery that he returned for 19 yards…Had four tackles in three other games last season.

#94 Brian Jones

So. (rs) ➤ Defensive Line 6’2”/245 ➤ Rocky Mount, NC Rocky Mount H.S. 2006: Made one appearance last season taking the field against Savannah State…Did not record any statistics. 2005: Did not play…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Jones rejoins the Rams for his third season in 2007 as a member of the WSSU football team after spending the 2005 season as a redshirt and taking the field once last season…A native of Rocky Mount, NC, he is a 2005 graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School where he was a member of the Gryphons’ league and district championship team in 2004…The son of Paula Jones…A Business major at WSSU…Born in Rocky Mount, NC on November 9, 1986.

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2005: Appeared in, and started, six games for the Rams in 2005… Placed 24th on the team with six total tackles…Recorded six solo tackles…Tallied one tackle for a loss of one yard. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Jordan’s third year as a member of the WSSU football team…A native of Rocky Point, NC, he is a 2004 graduate of Heide Trask High School where he was named the Titan’s Athlete of the Year twice…Earned Pizza Hut Player of the Week honors for his 348 yards rushing in one game during his senior season…An All-Conference selection all four years that he was a member of the Titan’s football team…The son of Edward and Judy Jordan…Brother Edward, Jr. is a Defensive Lineman for the Rams…A Physical Education major at WSSU…Born in New Hanover, NC on December 6, 1985…Nicknamed “D-Man.” Jordan’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 11/9 19 2005 6/6 6

AT 9 0

Total 17/15 25

9

Total TFL Int. PBU FF/FR 28 1.5/8 0 0 0/1 6 1/1 0 0 0/0 34

2.5/9

0

0

0/0


Player Profiles #97 Edward Jordan, Jr. So. (rs) ➤ Defensive Line 6’0”/330 ➤ Rocky Point, NC Heide Trask H.S. 2006: Did not appear in any games. 2005: Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Jordan’s third year as a member of the WSSU football team following redshirt seasons in 2005 and 2006…A native of Rocky Point, NC, he is a 2005 graduate of Hiede Trask High School where he was named the Titan’s Athlete of the Year in 2005…An All-Conference selection all four years that he was a member of the Titan’s football team…Also an All-Conference wrestler in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005…The son of Edward and Judy Jordan…Brother Desmond is a defensive back for the Rams…A Computer Science major at WSSU…Born in Rocky Point, NC on May 28, 1985…Nicknamed “EJ.”

Personal: The 2007 season will mark Kinzer’s second year as a member of the WSSU football team’s active roster after spending the 2005 season as a redshirt…A native of Winston-Salem, NC he is a 2005 graduate of Parkland High School where he was an All-Conference selection for three seasons…Part of Parkland High School’s backto-back-to-back conference championship teams…The son of Mary Fries…An Exercise Science major at WSSU…Born in Winston-Salem, NC on September 23, 1986…Nicknamed “Kinzer.” Kinzer’s Statistics: Year G/GS Rec 2006 8/0 8

Yds 89

Avg/Rec 11.1

TD 0

Total

89

11.1

0

8/0

8

#22 Jamaine Mack

Long Avg/Gm 19 11.1 19

11.1

#47 Shawn Kearney

So. ➤ Linebacker 6’2”/200 ➤ Henderson, NC Southern Vance H.S. 2006: Appeared in just one game as a true freshman last season… Saw time against Bethune-Cookman. Personal: Kearney returns to the Rams in 2007 for his second season as a member of the WSSU football team…A native of Henderson, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Southern Vance High School where he was an All-Conference and All-State selection for four consecutive seasons…Was named the MVP of the Raiders’ basketball team for three years as well as garnering the honor for football twice…An AllConference selection in basketball for three seasons while capturing All-Area honors in basketball four times…The son of Maurice Taylor and Tina Kearney…A Computer Information Sciences major at WSSU…Born in Henderson, NC on December 20, 1987.

#88 Johnathan Kinzer

Mack’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 9/0 9 2005 7/0 1

AT 10 5

Total 16/0

15

10

Total TFL 19 1/12 6 0 25

1/12

Int. PBU FF/FR 0 0 0/0 1 3 0/0 1

3

0/0

#3 Omar Kizzie #15 Richard Marcellus #3 Omar Kizzie

Fr. (rs) ➤ Quarterback 5’11”/195 ➤ Richmond, VA Huguenot H.S. 2006: Did not play…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Kizzie returns the Rams in 2007 for his second season as a member of the WSSU football team after sitting out as a redshirt last season…A native of Richmond, VA, he is a 2006 graduate of Huguenot High School where he was a First-Team Dominion District selection as a quarterback in both his junior and senior seasons…Was a FirstTeam All-Metro punter and a Second-Team All-Metro quarterback as a junior…Was an All-State punter and quarterback in his senior season en route to being named the Old Spice Player of the Year for the State of Virginia…The son of Lamont Kizzie…A Biology major at WSSU…Born in Richmond, VA on March 4, 1988…Nicknamed “O.”

So. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 5’10”/210 ➤ Washington, D.C. Howard D. Woodson H.S. 2006: Appeared in two games last season…Recorded just one tackle…Saw time in games against North Carolina A&T and Coastal Carolina. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Marcellus’ second year as a member of the Rams’ football team following a redshirt year in 2005… A native of Washington, D.C. he is a 2005 graduate of Howard D. Woodson High School where he was a First-Team All-DCIAA selection for two consecutive seasons…In addition to football he was a two-time All-Metro selection in track and field in the 55-meter dash…The son of Jeffrey Marcellus and Pamela Gamble…A Mass Communications major at WSSU…Born in Washington, D.C. on September 7, 1987… Nicknamed “Halfman.” Marcellus’ Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 2/0 0

AT 1

Total 2/0

1

0

Total TFL 1 0/0 1

0

Int. PBU FF/FR 0 0 0/0 0

0

0/0

#22 Jamaine Mack Jr. ➤ Defensive Back 6’1”/200 ➤ Sumpter, SC Lower Richland H.S.

#88 Johnathan Kinzer

So. (rs) ➤ Wide Receiver 6’3”/215 ➤ Winston-Salem, NC Parkland H.S. 2006: Appeared in eight games last season…Saw time in the season opener as well as taking the field in the last seven games of the season…Totaled eight catches for 89 yards…Had the fifth highest average per catch total last season … Added an 11.1 yard per game average as well…Had his best game against Howard with four catches for 37 yards…His longest catch of the season came against Coastal Carolina where he reeled in a 16-yard reception. 2005: Did not play as a true freshman…Sat out the season as a redshirt.

2006: Appeared in nine games with no starts…Missed just two games for the Rams (Savannah State and Hampton)…Totaled 19 tackles (nine solo)…Added one tackle for a loss of 12 yards…Had his best individual performance against Coastal Carolina when he totaled five tackles (three solo)…Recorded a tackle for a loss when the Rams faced St. Augustine’s. 2005: Appeared in seven games for the Rams, starting none…Placed 23rd on the team with six total tackles…Recorded one solo tackle and five assisted tackles…Intercepted one pass, returning it 23 yards… Broke up three total passes. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Mack’s third year as a member of the Rams’ football team…A native of Columbia, SC he is a 2005 graduate of Lower Richland High School where he won the Diamond Hornet’s Athlete of the Year Award in 2005 as well as being named Lower Richland’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year…The son of Dudley Mack and Elonda Johnson…A Rehabilitation Studies major at WSSU…Born in Columbia, SC on December 20, 1986…Nicknamed “J-Mack.”

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#56 Chedrick Marshall So. (rs) ➤ Linebacker 6’2”/235 ➤ Greensboro, NC Dudley H.S.

2006: Played in eight games with a pair of starts for the Rams last season…Missed the final three games of the season...Totaled 14 tackles (six solo)…Had one pass breakup…Added one forced fumble. 2005: Did not play…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Marshall’s second year as a member of the Rams’ football team following a redshirt year in 2005…A native of Greensboro, NC, he is a 2005 graduate of Dudley High School where he was an All-Area, All-County, and All-Conference selection as both a tight end and linebacker…The son of Wallace and Christine Marshall…Marshall’s Uncle Lloyd plays baseball for the Cleveland Indians (MLB)…A Sport Management and Business double-major at WSSU…Born in Greensboro, NC on July 23, 1987… Nicknamed “Ced.”


Player Profiles #56 Chedrick Marshall

Marshall’s Stats Year G/GS UT AT Total TFL 2006 8/2 6 8 14 0 2005 Did Not Participate - Redshirt Total 8/2

6

8

14

0

Personal: The 2007 season will mark McRae’s second as an active member of the WSSU football team after spending 2005 redshirting… A native of Washington, D.C. he is a 2005 graduate of Charles Herbert Flowers High School where he led the Jaguars in rushing in 2003, 2004, and 2005…Rushed for 846 yards in his junior season and 1,500 yards his senior year…Placed first in touchdowns and second in rushing in the District of Columbia his senior season…Was named First-Team All-County in football and track and field…Named SecondTeam All-State as a running back and named Second-Team All-State in the 55 meters in 2005…Turned in the fifth fastest time in the 55-meters in the nation with a 6.32…The son of Patrick and Sheryl McRae…The cousin of Julius Brown who plays defensive back at Eastern Michigan University…The cousin of Karim Henry who plays defensive back at Bowie State University…A Mass Communications major at WSSU…Born in Washington, D.C. on November 4, 1987… Nicknamed “B-Mac.” McRae’s Statistics: Year GP/GS Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec 2006 10/6 118 623 63.2 6 52 2

Yds Long TDs 16 9 0

Total 10/6 118 623 63.2 6

16

52

2

9

#10 DeRon Middleton

0

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk. 0 1 1/0 0

#62 Michael Merritt 0

1

1/0

0

#74 Thurman McDonald So. ➤ Offensive Line 6’5”/335 ➤ Fayetteville, NC E.E. Smith H.S.

2006: Played in the team’s season opener against Catawba…Was his only action of the season…Recorded no statistics. Personal: McDonald joins the Rams in 2007 for his second season as a member of the WSSU football team…Will compete for playing time as an offensive tackle…A native of Fayetteville, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of E.E. Smith High School where he was a two-year letterman for the Golden Bulls…The son of Thurman McDonald, Sr., and Charlotte Hood…A Physical Education major at WSSU…Born in Fayetteville, NC on May 30, 1988…Nicknamed “Big Thurm.”

#26 Brandon McRae

Sr. ➤ Defensive Line 6’0”/350 ➤ Pender, NC Pender H.S.

2006: Appeared in seven games with one start…Totaled eight tackles (three solo)…Had 1.5 sacks for a loss of five yards against Savannah State as well as earning half a sack at Bethune-Cookman…Recorded a pair of tackles at Norfolk State and against South Carolina State… Forced a fumble at Norfolk State and recovered a fumble at BethuneCookman. 2005: Appeared in six games for the Rams, starting one…Placed 22nd on the Rams’ roster with six total tackles, recording two solo tackles and four assisted tackles…Tallied three tackles for a total loss of two yards. 2004: Appeared in two games for the Rams, starting none…Recorded one tackle on the season, a solo tackle, versus Livingstone College. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Merritt’s fourth and final year as an active member of the Rams…A native of Pender, NC, he is a 2003 graduate of Pender High School playing on both the offensive and defensive lines where he was an All-Conference and All-County selection his senior season…Earned a starting spot in the East vs. West All-Star Game…The son of Larry and Eva Merritt…Born on November 11, 1984. Merritt’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 7/1 3 2005 6/0 2 2004 2/0 1

AT 5 4 0

Total 15/1

9

6

Total TFL 8 1.5 6 3 1 0 15

4.5

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk. 0 0 1/0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0

0

1/0

0

#10 DeRon Middleton

Jr. ➤ Defensive Back 5’10”/175 ➤ Winston-Salem, NC Parkland H.S.

#26 Brandon McRae

So. (rs) ➤ Running Back 5’10”/225 ➤ Washington, D.C. Charles Herbert Flowers H.S. 2006: Had a great season in his first year as an active member of the Rams offense…Played in 10 games with six starts last season…Only missed the Bethune-Cookman game…Finished the season as the team’s leading rusher with 623 yards and six touchdowns…Averaged 62.3 yards per game and 5.3 yards per carry last season…Also led the team in rushing attempts with 118…Only lost 59 yards…Had his longest run of the season, a 52-yard carry against Florida A&M…Had his best individual game at Savannah State when he rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown…Scored a pair of touchdowns against North Carolina A&T…Also caught a pair of passes for 16 yards.

2006: Appeared in all 11 games last season, starting all but one game at the left cornerback position…Finished seventh on the team with 36 total tackles (25)…Tied with senior linebacker Thadeus Griffin for the team lead in interceptions with three last season…Returned the interceptions for a combined total of 106 yards…Led the team with four pass breakups…Also recovered a fumble in the season opener at Catawba on August 26th. 2005: Appeared in, and started four games for the Rams…Placed 19th on the WSSU roster with eight total tackles…Tallied five solo tackles and three assisted tackles…Recorded a pair of interceptions that he returned for a total of 108 yards and a touchdown…Broke up two other passes. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Middleton’s third as a member of the WSSU football team…A native of Winston-Salem, NC he is a 2005 graduate of Parkland High School where he was an All-Conference selection in both 2003 and 2004…Earned the Gatorade Rookie of the Year award in 2002…Was a member of the Mustang’s back-to-backto-back conference championship teams…The son of Jeff Middleton and Rachel Robinson…A Sport Management major at WSSU…Born in Columbia, SC on February 7, 1987…Nicknamed “D-Black.”

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Middleton’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT AT 2006 11/10 25 11 2005 4/4 5 3 Total 15/14 30

14

Total TFL Int. PBU FF/FR 36 0 3/106 4 0/1 8 0 2/108 4 0/0 44

0

5/214

8

0/1

#25 Jared Mitchell So. ➤ Defensive Back 6’3”/185 ➤ Durham, NC Hillside H.S.

2006: Appeared in nine games with one start as a true freshman last season…Started the first game of his career when he lined up at Catawba on August 26, 2006…Totaled five tackles (two solo)… Recovered a fumble in his first start at Catawba…Had a pair of tackles at North Carolina A&T en route to a career high…Recorded his solo tackles against Hampton and Norfolk State. Personal: Mitchell joined the Rams in 2006 for his first season as a member of the WSSU football team and heads into the 2007 season after a season of production as a true freshman…Will compete for playing time as a free safety…A native of Durham, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Hillside High School where he was the recipient of North Carolina Scholar honors…Earned the Reeves Award as the Hornets’ Most Valuable Player following his senior season…The son of Glenn Mitchell and Michelle Wilson…Brother Jason Mitchell is the quarterback at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC…Cousin Kevin Atkins is the quarterback at Alabama A&M in Normal, AL… An accounting major at WSSU…Born in Durham, NC on August 7, 1988…Nicknamed “Mitch.” Mitchell’s Stats Year G/GS UT 2006 9/1 2

AT 3

Total 9/1

3

2

Total TFL 5 0 5

0

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk. 0 0 0/1 0 0

0

0/1

0

#54 Michael Moore

Sr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Line 6’4”/255 ➤ Charlotte, NC E.E. Waddell H.S. 2006: Appeared in 10 games with a pair of starts…Saw time in every game except the season finale at Norfolk State…Started the season opener at Catawba…Totaled 21 tackles (12 solo)…Finished second on the team in tackles for a loss with 6.5 TFL’s for a total of 29 yards… Also finished second on the team in sacks with 3.5…Added a pair of pass breakups…Tied a career-high with four tackles each in games against Coastal Carolina and at Hampton…Had a solo sack in three games last season as well…Added pass breakups against BethuneCookman and at Savannah State. 2005: Appeared in five games for the Rams, starting one…Placed 18th on the Rams’ roster with nine total tackles…Recorded five solo tackles and four assisted tackles…Tallied four tackles for a total loss of 17 yards…Recorded three sacks for a loss of 16 total yards…Recovered one fumble.


Player Profiles #92 Keith Newton

#54 Michael Moore

#20 Tionti Powell

Jr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Line 6’3”/275 ➤ Raleigh, NC Southeast Raleigh H.S. 2006: Did not appear in any games during the 2006 season as he spent the season focusing on academics. 2005: Did not appear in any games during the 2005 season as he spent last season as redshirt freshman. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Newton’s first as a member of the active Rams’ roster after a pair of non-active seasons...A native of Raleigh, NC he is a 2003 graduate of Southeast Raleigh High School where he was a Second-Team All-TAAC selection his senior season... The son of Amas Newton and Anita Lewis...Born in New York City, NY on April 4, 1985...Will look to compete for playing time on a very talented WSSU defensive line.

#31 Wayne Noble, Jr.

So. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 5’11”/175 ➤ Rocky Mount, NC Rocky Mount H.S. 2004: Appeared in only one game for the Rams, starting none… Recorded his lone tackle of the season versus Saint Augustine’s College in the Rams’ final game of the 2004 season…His only tackle of the season was an assist with teammate Levern Bynum. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Moore’s fourth year as a member of the active WSSU roster after a successful 2006 season in which he made two starts…Saw limited playing time in 2004 and redshirted in 2003…A native of Charlotte, NC he is a 2003 graduate of E.E. Waddell High School in Charlotte, NC where he served as team captain his junior and senior years and was a Southwest 4A AllConference selection his senior season…The son of Lloyd and Sharon Moore…A Graphic Arts major at WSSU with a minor in History…Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 7, 1985…Nicknamed “The Best Kept Secret”. Moore’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 10/2 12 2005 5/0 5 2004 1/0 0

AT 9 4 1

Total 16/2

14

17

Total TFL 21 6.5 9 4 1 0 31

10.5

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk 0 2 0/0 0 0 0 0/1 0 0 0 0/0 0 0

2

0/1

0

2006: Played three games with no starts last season…Saw time against Savannah State, St. Augustine’s, and at Norfolk State… Recorded no statistics. 2005: Did not play for the Rams in 2005…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Noble, Jr. rejoins the Rams in 2007 for his second season as a member of the WSSU football team after spending 2005 as a redshirt…He will compete for playing time at the cornerback position…A native of Rocky Mount, NC, he is a 2005 graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School where he was an All-Conference, All-Area, and Honorable Mention All-State selection in his senior season for the Gryphons…The son of Wayne, Sr. and Kendra Noble… A Therapeutic Recreation major at WSSU…Born in Rocky Mount, NC on July 13, 1987.

#80 Keith Parker

Fr. (rs) ➤ Quarterback/Wide Receiver 6’4”/205 ➤ Spring Lake, NC Pine Forest H.S. 2006: Did not play last season…Sat out as a redshirt.

#30 Nathan Munford, IV Fr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 5’9”/185 ➤ Richmond, VA Meadowbrook H.S.

2006: Did not play in 2006…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Munford, IV joins the Rams in 2007 for his first season as an active member of the WSSU football team…Will compete for playing time as a cornerback…A native of Richmond, VA, he is a 2006 graduate of Meadowbrook High School where he was an All-District and Academic-All District selection as a senior…The son of Nathan E. Munford, III and Valerie Apperson…An Economics major at WSSU… Born in Richmond, VA on December 20, 1987…Nicknamed “Rock.”

Personal: Parker joins the Rams in 2007 for his first season as a member of the WSSU football team after spending the 2006 season as a redshirt…He will look to compete for playing time at the quarterback and wide receiver positions…A native of Spring Lake, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Pine Forest High School where he was a First-Team All-Conference selection in 2004 and 2005…Named the Trojans’ Most Outstanding Junior Athlete in his junior year at Pine Forest H.S…A member of the North Carolina Scholars and the National Honor Society…The son of Jackie Sr., and Betty Parker…A Computer Science major at WSSU…Born in Germany on May 16, 1988…Nicknamed “Tee-Tee.”

#20 Tionti Powell #66 Jonathan Myers

Fr. (rs) ➤ Offensive Line 6’1”/330 ➤ Jacksonville, NC Northside H.S. 2006: Did not play for the Rams in 2006…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Myers joins the Rams in 2007 for his first season as an active member of the WSSU football team…He will compete for playing time at the offensive guard and/or center position…A native of Jacksonville, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Northside High School where he was an All-Conference, All-Area, and All-State selection in his senior season…Was voted the Monarchs’ Most Valuable Lineman in his final season of high school competition…The son of Patsy Myers… A Physical Education major at WSSU…Born in East Peoria, IL on July 20, 1988…Nicknamed “Jon.”

Sr. ➤ Running Back 5’8”/165 ➤ Beulaville, NC East Duplin H.S. 2006: One of the Rams’ top returnees from last season…Played in all 11 games with four starts…Finished second on the team in rushing with 432 yards and a pair of touchdowns…Averaged 39.3 yards per game and 4.6 yards per carry…Was also the team’s fourth leading receiver with 76 yards receiving…Totaled 13 carries in four different games last season…Had his best game against Florida A&M when he totaled 114 yards rushing on 13 carries…Had a 99-yard rushing effort at Savannah State as well as a 92-yard rushing effort against North Carolina A&T…Recorded rushing touchdowns in the first two games of the season versus Catawba and North Carolina A&T…Had his best receiving game against South Carolina State with four receptions for 30 yards…Was also a key player on the return team with four returns four 51 yards…His longest kick return was a 22-yard effort against North Carolina A&T.

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2005: Appeared in six games for the Rams, starting none…Placed fifth on the Rams’ roster in rushing with 66 yards on 16 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry and 11.0 yards rushing per game… Had a season-high carry of 13 yards…Led the Rams in kick returns with 11 returns for 326 total yards for an average of 29.6 yards per return with a season-long return of 59 yards…Returned only one punt, turning in a return of one yard. 2004: Appeared in five games for the Rams, starting none…Placed ninth on the Rams’ roster in rushing as he tallied 11 yards on two carries for an average of 5.5 yards per carry…Had a long rush of eight yards on the season…Averaged 2.2 yards per game rushing...Saw most of his action on the kick return team where he returned eight kicks for 145 yards for an average of 18.1 yards per return…Recorded a long return of 32 yards versus Tusculum on September 11, 2005 where he recorded a season-high 92 all-purpose yards. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Powell’s fourth and final season with the Rams…A native of Beulaville, NC he is a 2003 graduate of East Duplin High School where he was named All-Conference (2A) his senior year and was named the 2A Player of the Year…The son of Ronnie and Valerie Davis…A Sport Management major at WSSU… Born in Winston-Salem, NC on November 14, 1984…Nicknamed “T.I.”. Powells’ Statistics (Rushing): Year G/GS Car Yds Avg TD Long Rec. Yds Long TD 2006 11/4 93 432 4.6 2 31 10 76 19 0 2005 6/0 16 66 4.1 0 13 0 0 0 0 2004 5/0 2 11 5.5 0 8 0 0 0 0 Total 22/4 111 509 4.6

2

Powell’s Statistics: (Kick Returns) Year KR Yds Avg/Ret TD 2006 4 51 12.8 0 2005 11 326 29.6 0 2004 8 145 18.1 0 Total 23

522

22.6

0

31 PR 0 1 0 1

10

76

Yds Avg/Ret 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1

1.0

19 TD 0 0 0 0

0


Player Profiles #4 Monte Purvis

#53 Jeremy Reaves

#4 Monte Purvis

Sr. (rs) ➤ Quarterback 5’11”/190 ➤ Winston-Salem, NC Parkland H.S. 2006: Returns this season as the team’s starting quarterback… Played in all 11 games with 10 starts…Started every game except the game against Hampton…Finished the 2006 season as the team leader in total offense with 1,033 yards for an average of 93.9 yards per game…Was the team’s top passer with 865 yards through the air...Completed 60-of-144 passes with nine interceptions…Had an efficiency rating of 91.08 with five touchdown passes…Averaged 78.6 yards per game passing…Was also a solid rusher for the Rams with 92 carries for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns…Gained 392 yards rushing…Had his best individual game at Savannah State where he completed six passes for 119 yards and a touchdown…Was also great against South Carolina State where he completed 10 passes for 116 yards…Rushed for a season-high 25 yards in the team’s season finale at Norfolk State. 2005: The questions about who would fill the WSSU quarterback position after the departure of all-time passing leader Joshua McGee following the 2004 season were numerous, but following a stellar spring campaign, Monte Purvis emerged as the Rams’ openingday starter for 2005…Purvis appeared in ten games for the Rams, starting eight…Missed two starts due to injury, but appeared in both games in a reserve capacity…Led the team in passing with 821 yards, completing 66 of his 116 pass attempts for a CIAA-best 56.9% completion percentage…Turned in an efficiency rating of 114.54… Recorded three touchdown passes and threw six interceptions… Averaged 82.1 yards per game passing…Placed third on the Rams’ roster in rushing with a net gain of 113 yards (419 gross yards) on 102 carries for an average of 1.1 yards per carry…Scored a pair of rushing touchdowns...Placed fourth on the Rams’ roster in scoring with 12 points, tying him with receiver Bradford Herring. 2004: Appeared in five games for the Rams, starting all five, in relief of the injured Joshua McGee…Completed 12 of 28 passes on the season for 102 yards and one touchdown accumulating an average of 20.4 yards passing per game…Turned in a passer rating of 78.10… Threw his lone touchdown pass of the season, a 17-yard strike to Brandon Free versus Tusculum on September 11, 2004…Recorded 70 yards rushing on 18 carries versus Tusculum on September 11, 2004…Threw for a season-high 55 yards on September 18, 2004 versus Virginia Union...Gained valuable experience in 2004 where he appeared at not only the quarterback position but lined up as a wide receiver as well, pulling in his lone catch of the season versus the Pioneers of Tusculum (six yards). Personal: Purvis returns to the Rams’ lineup in 2007 for his senior season on the field after successful 2004, 2005, and 2006 campaigns and a redshirt year in 2003…He came to WSSU as one of the most highly touted recruits in history…He and running back Jerrick “Jed” Bines were the one-two punch that led Parkland High School to a North Carolina state championship in 2003…A native of WinstonSalem, NC he is a 2003 graduate of Parkland High School where he was a Piedmont Triad 3A All-Conference selection for four consecutive years…He led the Mustangs to a 15-1 record and a North Carolina state title in 2003…The son of Randolph and Darlene Purvis…A Physical Education major at WSSU…Born in Winston-Salem, NC on December 1, 1984. Purvis’ Statistics: Year G/GS Com Att 2006 11/10 60 144 2005 10/8 66 166 2004 5/5 12 28

Yds TD 865 5 821 3 102 1

Total 26/23 138 338 1,788 9

Int 9 6 1 16

Long R/Att Yds TD 48 92 168 2 37 102 113 2 21 39 167 0 48

233

448

4

#53 Jeremy Reaves

So. (rs) ➤ Linebacker 6’2”/240 ➤ Washington, D.C. H.D. Woodson H.S. 2006: Appeared in six games last season…Saw time against North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State, Coastal Carolina, Howard, Bethune-Cookman, and at Savannah State…Totaled four tackles last season. 2005: Did not play in 2005…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Reaves’ second year as a member of the WSSU football team following a redshirt season in 2005…A native of Washington, D.C. he is a 2005 graduate of H.D. Woodson High School where he was named the National Board of

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Officials Defensive Player of the Year in 2005…Part of the Warriors’ 2002 City Championship team in 2002 and Eastern Conference Championship teams in 2004 and 2005…Named the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athlete of the Year in 2005…A three-time DCIAA indoor and outdoor track and field shot put champion (2002-05)… The son of Jerry and Betty Reaves…A Rehabilitation Studies major at WSSU…Born in Washington, D.C. on December 31, 1986… Nicknamed “Cougar.”

#12 Demetrius Rivers

#12 Demetrius Rivers Sr. ➤ Defensive Back 5’10”/190 ➤ Durham, NC Southern Durham H.S.

2006: Had a great 2006 season starting all but one game at the free safety position…Finished third on the team with 66 total tackles (33 solo)…Finished second on the team in tackles for a loss (7.0)…Added three pass breakups…Had his best individual game against South Carolina State where he totaled 10 tackles (five solo)…Recorded his lone sack of the season against North Carolina A&T…Had an interception against Catawba…Recorded a pair of tackles for a loss against Bethune-Cookman and Hampton…Had four games with tackles for a loss. 2005: Appeared in, and started all ten games for the Rams…Placed fourth on the team with 41 total tackles…Recorded 25 solo tackles and 16 assisted tackles…Tallied two tackles for a loss of four total yards…Picked off a pair of passes which he returned six yards… Broke up six additional passes. 2004: Appeared in five games for the Rams, starting one…Placed 25th on the team with six total tackles…Tallied four solo tackles and two assisted tackles. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Rivers’ fourth and final year as a member of the Rams’ football team…A native of Durham, NC, he is a 2003 graduate of Southern Durham High School where he was an All-Conference and All-Area selection as well as being named the Spartans’ team MVP in his senior season…The son of Gill and Julia Rivers…A Business Management major at WSSU…Born in Frankfurt, Germany on May 27, 1985…Nicknamed “Meat.” Rivers’ Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 11/10 33 2005 10/10 25 2004 5/1 4

AT 33 16 2

Total TFL 66 7/23 41 2/4 0 0

Total 26/21 62

51

107 9/27 3/10

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk. 1/4 3 0/0 0 2/6 6 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 0 9

0/0

0


Player Profiles #13 Michael Scarbrough

#34 Jaquin Sessoms

#57 Devease Simpson

Fr. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 5’10”/195 ➤ Ahoskie, NC Hertford County H.S.

Fr. (rs) ➤ Linebacker 5’10”/230 ➤ Greensboro, NC Western Guilford H.S.

2006: Did not play last season…Sat out the season as a redshirt.

2006: Did not play in 2006…Sat out the season as a redshirt.

Personal: Sessoms joins the Rams in 2007 for his first season as a member of the WSSU football team…He will look to compete for playing time in a very deep WSSU defensive backfield…A native of Ahoskie, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Hertford County High School where he was an All-Area and All-Conference selection in 2005 en route to the Bears’ Offensive Player of the Year award…An All-Area selection in 2004, he was also the Bears’ Offensive Player of the Year in his junior season…The son of Jamie and Marcia Winston…A Sport Management major at WSSU…Born in Ahoskie, NC on December 21, 1987.

Personal: Simpson joins the Rams in 2007 for his first season as an active member of the WSSU football team…He will look to compete for playing time as an outside linebacker…A native of Greensboro, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Western Guilford High School where he was an All-Conference selection in 2005…Was also an All-State selection in track and field in both 2005 and 2006…A member of the North Carolina Scholars…The son of Gary and Valerie Jones…Major at WSSU is undecided…Born in Queens, NY on February 19, 1988… Nicknamed “VC.”

#98 Murrell Streeter, Jr.

#87 Cory Shepard

Fr. (rs) ➤ Linebacker 5’10”/220 ➤ Goldsboro, NC Goldsboro H.S.

Fr. (rs) ➤ Wide Receiver 6’0”/200 ➤ Greensboro, NC Western Guilford H.S.

#13 Michael Scarbrough

2006: Did not play in 2006...Sat out the season as a redshirt.

2006: Did not participate in the 2006 season…Sat out the season as a redshirt.

So. (rs) ➤ Wide Receiver 5’10”/180 ➤ Jacksonville, NC White Oak H.S.

2006: Missed the 2006 season with an injury (broken leg), but should return as one of the top receivers in 2007. 2005: Appeared in nine games for the Rams, starting four…Recorded four catches for 34 yards, turning in an average of 8.5 yards per catch…Recorded a long reception of 16 yards and averaged 8.5 yards receiving per game.

Personal: Shepard joins the Rams in 2007 for his first season as a member of the WSSU football team…He will look to compete for playing time at the wide receiver position…A native of Greensboro, NC, he is a graduate of Western Guilford High School were he was an All-Guilford County, All-Area, and All-Conference Second Team selection for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005)…The son of Paul and Laura Shepard…Major at WSSU is yet to be decided…Born on November 29, 1987…Nicknamed “Shep.”

Personal: The 2007 season marks Streeter’s first year as an active member of the WSSU football team following a 2005 season in which he did not appear in any games…Spent the 2004 season as a redshirt…A native of Goldsboro, NC he is a 2000 graduate of Goldsboro High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society…Played baseball, basketball and football in high school…The son of Murrell and Mary Streeter…Born in Miami, FL on July 8, 1981…Nicknamed “Skeeter.”

#43 Demetrius Swindell

2004: Did not play in 2004…Sat out the season as a redshirt.

Jr. (rs) ➤ Linebacker 6’4”/240 ➤ Greenville, NC J.H. Rose H.S.

Personal: The 2007 season marks Scarbrough’s second year as an active member of the Rams’ football team following a 2006 season lost to injury, a successful season in 2005, and a redshirt year in 2004…A native of Jacksonville, NC he is a 2003 graduate of White Oak High School where he was an All-Area honorable mention selection at wide receiver in his junior and senior seasons as well as being named a First-Team All-Area defensive back…The son of Michael and Kathryn Scarbrough…A Physical Education major at WSSU…Born in McComb, Mississippi on September 13, 1985.

2006: Played in three games last season…Saw time against South Carolina State, Coastal Carolina, and Bethune-Cookman…Recorded a pair of tackles (two solo)…Had both tackles in time against Coastal Carolina.

Scarbrough’s Statistics: Year G/GS Rec Yds Avg/Rec 2006 DNP-Medical Redshirt 2005 9/4 4 34 8.5

2004: Did not play in 2004 … Sat out the season as a redshirt.

Total

9/4

4

34

TD

Long Avg/Gm

0

16

8.5

0

16

8.5

8.5

#11 Justin Sherrod

#16 Edgar “Ty” Scott

#11 Justin Sherrod

So. (rs) ➤ Defensive Back 5’10”/185 ➤ Winston-Salem, NC West Forsyth H.S.

So. (rs) ➤ Quarterback 6’1”/190 ➤ Fayetteville, NC Westover H.S.

2006: Did not participate in the 2006 season. 2005: Appeared in four games for the Rams, starting none…Placed 36th on the team with two total tackles…Recorded one solo tackle and one assisted tackle…Broke up one pass. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Scott’s second season with the Rams following a successful rookie campaign in 2005…A native of Winston-Salem, NC he is a 2005 graduate of West Forsyth High School where he was an All-Conference selection in his senior season…A part of the Titan’s 2005 Conference Championship team…The son of Tyrone Scott and Alice Lindsey…A Business Administration major at WSSU…Born in Winston-Salem, NC on October 14, 1987… Nicknamed “Champ.” Scott’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT AT Total TFL 2006 DNP-Coach’s Decision 2005 4/0 1 1 2 0/0 Total 4/0

1

1

2

0/0

2005: Appeared in three games for the Rams, starting none…Placed 30th on the Rams’ roster with four total tackles…Recorded one solo tackle and three assisted tackles.

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk. 0

0

0/0

0

0

0

0/0

0

2006: Played in five games last season with one start…Saw time against North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State, Howard, BethuneCookman, and Savannah State…Completed four of eight passes with just one interception…Passed for 63 yards and a touchdown… Averaged 12.6 yards per game…Had his best individual game at Savannah State where he completed three of four passes for 38 yards…Recorded his first collegiate touchdown against South Carolina State completing a 25-yard TD pass to Brad Herring with 1:08 left in the game. Personal: The 2007 season will mark Sherrod’s third active season with the Rams following a 2005 season in which he did not appear in any games…Redshirted the 2004 season…A native of Fayetteville, NC he is a 2004 graduate of Westover High School where he was a Mid-Southeastern Conference Honorable-Mention selection at quarterback in 2002, 2003, and 2004…The son of John and Jackie Sherrod…Major at WSSU in undeclared…Born in Fayetteville, NC on January 22, 1986…Nicknamed “Jus.” Sherrod’s Statistics: Year G/GS Com Att Yds TD 2006 5/1 8 1 63 1

Int 1

Total 5/1

1

8

1

63

1

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Long R/Att Yds TD 25 4 -13 0 25

4

-13

0

Personal: Swindell joins the Rams roster for his third season of active competition in 2007…Redshirted in 2003 and sat out the 2004 season…A native of Greenville, NC he is a 2003 graduate of J.H. Rose High School where he helped to lead his team to the second round of the North Carolina State playoffs…The son of Robert Pettus Jr., and Vivian Swindell…A Business Administration major at WSSU with a focus in Management…Born in Greenville, NC on March 11, 1985. Swindell’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 3/0 2 2005 3/0 1

AT 0 3

Total 6/0

3

3

Total TFL 2 0 4 0 6

0

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0

0

0/0

0

#58 Corey Swinnie Sr. ➤ Linebacker 6’2”/235 ➤ Hoffman, NC Richmond Senior H.S.

2006: Appeared in all 11 games for the Rams last season with nine starts…Was the team’s primary starter at the right linebacker position last season…Was the team’s sixth leading tackler with 41 total tackles (15 solo)…Added five tackles for a loss (-32 yards)…Added a pass breakup and one quarterback hurry…Had a nose for the ball last season recovering a pair of fumbles…Had his best individual game at Florida A&M where he recorded a season-high nine tackles (two solo)…Assisted on a sack against St. Augustine’s for a loss of 10 yards…Recovered a fumble against Howard and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown.


Player Profiles #2 Brian Wynn

2005: Appeared in all ten games for the Rams, starting none…Placed 12th on the Rams’ roster with 26 total tackles…Recorded 17 solo tackles and nine assisted tackles…Tallied a pair of tackles for a loss of three total yards.

Fr. (rs) ➤ Quarterback/Wide Receiver 6’6”/200 ➤ Greensboro, NC Ben L. Smith H.S.

2004: Had a very successful freshman campaign as he placed third on the Ram roster in tackles…Appeared in, and started, eight games for the Rams where he recorded 41 total tackles as he tallied 18 solo tackles and collected 23 assists…Recorded four tackles for a loss of eight yards including two sacks for a loss of three yards…Broke up three passes on the season.

2006: Did not play in 2006…Sat out the season as a redshirt. Personal: Wynn joins the Rams in 2007 for his first season as a member of the WSSU football team after spending the 2006 season as a redshirt…A native of Greensboro, NC, he is a 2006 graduate of Ben L. Smith High School where he was a four-year varsity letterman in football and basketball…A two-time All-Conference and All-County selection in both basketball and football…A member of the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)…The son of John and Kerstin Wynn…A Physical Therapy major at WSSU…Born in Worms, Germany on February 20, 1988…Nicknamed “Bwynn.”

Personal: Swinnie joins the Rams roster for his fourth and final season of active competition in 2007 after successful seasons in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as well as a redshirt season in 2003…A native of Hoffman, NC he is a 2003 graduate of Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, NC where he was the Raiders’ MVP as well as leading the team in tackles and serving as team captain his senior season… The son of Milton and Beverly Swinnie…A Business Management major at WSSU…Born on May 16, 1985…Nicknamed “Rambull”. Swinnie’s Statistics: Year G/GS UT 2006 11/9 15 2005 10/0 17 2004 8/8 18

AT 26 9 23

Total TFL 41 5 26 2 41 4

Total 29/17 50

58

108

11

#2 Brian Wynn

Int. PBU FF/FR Blk. 0 1 0/2 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 3 0/0 0 0

3

0/2

0

#58 Corey Swinnie

#14 Brent Thomas

Newcomers: #14 Brent Thomas Sr. ➤ Wide Receiver 6’1”/200 ➤ Durham, NC Riverside H.S.

#72 Lonnie Teasley

Sr. ➤ Offensive Line 6’2”/310 ➤ Winston-Salem, NC Hofstra University 2006: Sat out the season as a medical redshirt. 2005: Sat out the entire season to concentrate on academics. 2004: Appeared in, and started all ten games for the Rams on the offensive line…Was part of a WSSU offensive line that saw two running backs surpass the 900-yard mark. 2003: Appeared in, and started all ten games for the Rams on the offensive line…Was part of a WSSU offensive front that saw two running backs eclipse the 1,000-yard mark and lead the CIAA in rushing…WSSU Rookie of the Year. 2002: Sat out the entire season after transferring to WSSU from Hofstra University in New York. Personal: A native of Willingboro, NJ he is a 2002 graduate of Willingboro High School where he was an All-State, All-County, and All-South NJ selection…A Governor’s Bowl participant…The son of Lonnie and Judith Teasley…A Special Education major at WSSU… Born in Willingboro, NJ on April 6, 1984…Nicknamed “L.T.”

#5 Jarrett Dunston

2006: Appeared in nine games for the Rams…Was the primary backup to starter Brad Herring…Had a solid season finishing the season with three receptions for 45 yards…Added one touchdown as well…Averaged 15.0 yards per catch and 5.0 yards per game…Had his best individual game at Norfolk State with a pair of receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown…Also had a 54-yard rush against South Carolina State…Added a pair of tackles. 2005: Appeared in one game for the Rams, starting none…Recorded one catch for six yards for an average of 6.0 yards per catch and 6.0 yards receiving per game. Personal: The 2007 season marks Thomas’ second year as an active member of the WSSU football team after a 2005 season in which he played one game…Redshirted in 2005…A native of Durham, NC he is a 2004 graduate of Riverside High School…The son of Larry and Bettie Thomas…A Political Science major at WSSU…Born in Durham, NC on March 31, 1986…Nicknamed “BT.” Thomas’ Statistics: Year G/GS Rec 2006 9/0 3 2005 1/0 1

Yds 45 6

Avg/Rec 15.0 6.0

TD 1 0

Total

51

5.1

0

10/0

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Long Avg/Gm 21 6.0 6 6.0 21

6.0

So. ➤ Quarterback 6’3”/ 220 ➤ Raleigh, NC Southeast Raleigh H.S./Temple University 2006: True freshman quarterback that enrolled at Temple University in January 2006 and participated in spring drills...Transferred to Winston-Salem State last spring. Personal: Was the top rated prep school QB and 36th rated prep school prospect overall by Rivals…Completed 101 of 198 passes for 1,437 yards and 17 TDs (five INTs) starting all 11 games at QB under head coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) in 2005…Also rushed for 374 yards and three scores…Helped lead the team to an 8-3 record and the postgraduate national title…A 2005 graduate of Southeast Raleigh (N.C.) High School…Was a three-year varsity letterwinner at QB under head coach Chad O’Shea…Completed 200 of 474 career passes for a school record 3,061 yards and 19 TDs…Completed 81 of 158 passes for 1,211 yards and seven TDs as a junior and 62 of 154 passes for 975 yards and seven scores as a senior…Was the TAAC Offensive Player of the Year and a preseason all-state choice…Was also a three-year varsity basketball letterwinner, earning all conference honors as a junior and senior…Born December 22, 1986 in Philadelphia, PA…Son of Kenneth Dunston and Brenda Shelton-Dunston…Is the second cousin of former all-star and 18 season Major League veteran (19852002) shortstop Shawon Dunston.


Player Profiles Nic Cooper

Lamarcius Jenkins

Personal: A 6’0”, 220 pound running back from Clinton High School in Clinton, NC…Cooper led his team to back-to-back state championship games including a state title in his junior season…Recognized as one of the best running backs in the state of North Carolina he possesses the rare combination of both speed and power in a 6 foot, 220 pound frame…Named his Conference’s Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons he rushed for over 270 yards versus Bunn High School in one of the many highlights of his senior season…The cousin of current Ram defensive lineman Jason Holman he rushed for over 2,000 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior…Runs the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds and was ranked by Rivals.com…The son of Glenwood and Queen Cooper.

Personal: A 6’4”, 235 pound tight end from Ahoskie, NC (Hertford County H.S.)…A four-year varsity starter for the football team and a three-year varsity starter on the basketball team, Jenkins was a very highly recruited student-athlete who turned down offers from Norfolk State, Tennessee State, and North Carolina A&T…A tremendous athlete who runs a 4.8 second 40-yard dash he was an All-NEAC Conference First-Team and All-Region selection as a senior…Jenkins helped lead Hertford County H.S. to a 10-2 record and a conference championship last season where he was also an All-Conference and All-Region selection as a basketball player…Born on November 22, 1988 he is the son of Curtis Jenkins and Carolyn Lee…Played for head coach Greg Watford and is a high school teammate of current Ram strong safety Jaquin Sessoms…Nicknamed “Buck”.

Fr. ➤ Running Back 6’0”/220 ➤ Clinton, NC Clinton H.S.

Anthony Doberson Fr. ➤ Offensive Line 6’5”/320 ➤ Durham, NC Southern Durham H.S.

Personal: A 6’5” 320 pound offensive lineman from Durham, NC (Southern Durham High School)…An All-Conference selection, Doberson is an athlete who runs a 5.6 second, 40-yard dash and will immediately add athleticism and depth to a stellar WSSU offensive front.

Jamaule Glover

Fr. ➤ Defensive Line 6’4”/300 ➤ St. Matthews, SC Calhoun County H.S. Personal: A 6’4”, 300 pound defensive lineman from St. Matthews, SC (Calhoun County High School)…Glover fielded scholarship offers from North Carolina A&T, Alabama A&M, Wofford, South Carolina State, South Carolina, and Troy State before signing with the Rams…An AllConference selection on both sides of the ball on both the offensive and defensive lines…He led his team to the state championship game as a senior and also played basketball for a nationally-ranked program while at Calhoun County H.S…The son of Linda Glover.

Julian Gray

Fr. ➤ Offensive Line 6’4”/275 ➤ College Port, GA Westlake H.S.

#40 William Wall

#40 William Wall

So. ➤ Defensive End 6’3”/ 243 ➤ Washington, DC H.D. Woodson H.S./Virginia Tech 2006: Transferred to Winston-Salem State in the spring of 2007…Did not participate in spring drills...Appeared in five games for the Hokies registering nine tackles (five solo)...Recorded three sacks and forced a fumble (versus Duke)...Defended three passes and tallied five quarterback hurries. 2005: (At Virginia Tech) Was redshirted during the fall, but did not practice…Participated in off-season strength and conditioning program…Posted a 450-pound back squat during max testing… Had six tackles and a sack in each of the Hokies’ first two spring scrimmages…Registered a sack and a tackle for loss in the spring Maroon-White game. Personal: Committed to the Hokies out of high school and recommitted while at Hargrave Military Academy (Va.)…Ranked the No. 17 prep school player in the nation by rivals100.com…Collected over 20 tackles and six sacks for Coach Robert Prunty at Hargrave…Was ranked the No. 18 player in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area by rivals100.com following his senior season at Woodson, where he played for Coach Greg Fuller…Finished the season with 63 tackles and 11 sacks…Ranked the No. 26 defensive end in the nation by scout. com…Named an All-American by SuperPrep…Named an All-East Region selection as a defensive lineman by that publication…Ranked No. 34 on the All Mid-Atlantic Team by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…Ranked No. 31 in the Mid-Atlantic by SuperPrep…William Anthony Wall…Born December 31, 1984 in Washington, DC…Son of Kristy Wall and William Wall.

Personal: A 6’4”, 275 pound offensive lineman from Westlake High School in College Port, GA…A three-year starter in basketball and two-year starter as an offensive tackle on the football team, Gray is a highly recruited prospect who turned down offers from Delaware State, Alabama A&M, Bethune-Cookman, and South Carolina State…A member of the Future Business Leaders of America and a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and Men of West Lake…The son of Jacquelyne Brown and Lawrence Gray…Gray was born on June 19, 1989.

Montez Ham

Fr. ➤ Wide Receiver/Defensive Back 5’11”/180 ➤ Pikeville, NC C.B. Aycock H.S. Personal: A 5’11” 180 pound multi-faceted player from C.B Aycock High School in Pikeville, NC…A fast receiver/defensive back who has been clocked at several camps with sub-4.4 second speed in the 40 yard dash…Started on both sides of the ball in high school…Ham led his team deep into the playoffs and was an All-Conference selection his senior season…A three-sport athlete who ran track and played basketball as well as being a member of the football team…The son of Beverly and Jerry Ham.

John Haynes

Fr. ➤ Linebacker 6’0”/210 ➤ St. Matthews, SC Calhoun County H.S. Personal: A 6’0”, 210 pound linebacker from St. Matthews, SC (Calhoun County High School)…A fast and aggressive outside linebacker/strong safety that helped to lead his team to a state championship he is the teammate of fellow WSSU-signee Jamaule Glover…As a high school student-athlete he was coached by Walt Wilson who played for Coach Blount during Blount’s coaching tenure at South Carolina State University and who also coached three of WSSU current players (Alex Chandler, Clyde Burroughs and Willie Wilson)…A First-Team All-Conference, and First Team All-Region selection, he was his conference’s player of the year…The son of John and Debra Haynes.

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Fr. ➤ Tight End 6’4”/235 ➤ Ahoskie, NC Hertford County H.S.

Nazir LeVine

Fr. ➤ Offensive Line 6’4”/290 ➤ Rocky Mount, NC Rocky Mount H.S. Personal: A 6’4” 290 pound offensive lineman from Rocky Mount, NC (Rocky Mount High School)…A Shrine Bowl participant, LeVine was a First-Team All Conference, First Team All-Region and First Team AllState selection…He turned down offers from North Carolina Central, Western Carolina, Norfolk State and Catawba.

Tramain Melvin

Fr. ➤ Defensive Line 6’2”/280 ➤ Conway, SC Conway H.S. Personal: A 6’2”, 280-pound defensive lineman from Conway High School in Conway, SC…Melvin tallied 60 tackles and six sacks his senior season and was a member of the North-South All-Star team… He helped lead his team to a State Championship…An All-Conference selection as a junior, Melvin was born on November 1, 1988…The son of Woody Spain and Linda Melvin…Plans to be a Business major at WSSU…A highly recruited student-athlete he turned down several Division I scholarship offers.

Matt Mitchell

Fr. ➤ Kicker 6’0”/190 ➤ Belmont, NC South Point H.S. Personal: A 6’0”, 190 pound kicker from Belmont, NC (South Point High School)…An All-Big South 3A/4A Conference selection and a First-Team place kicker on the All-Big South team, Mitchell will step in and immediately fill the Rams’ vacancy as a place-kicker…An AllGaston County first team selection he is a member of the Charlotte Observer All-Gaston/Lincoln County team as a placekicker…Mitchell broke the Gaston County record for the longest field goal when he connected on a 53-yarder on September 1, 2006…As a junior (2005) he was an All-Gaston County selection as a placekicker…The son of Brian and Lucy Mitchell, he plans on majoring in Graphic Arts and Animation at WSSU…Born on April 11, 1989.

Lavelle Tucker

Fr. ➤ Free Safety 6’1”/190 ➤ South Boston, VA Halifax County H.S. Personal: A 6’1”, 190 pound free safety from Halifax County High School in South Boston, Virginia…Tucker turned down offers from Norfolk State and the University of Richmond before signing with the Rams…He has the ability to play both the free safety and cornerback positions which is rare from an athlete with a size of only 6’1” and 190 pounds…Clocked in at less than 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash he was coached by Stan Hodgin who played for WSSU defensive coordinator Mike Ketchum at Carson-Newman College…The son of Rene Tucker.

Chris West

Fr. ➤ Punter 6’1”/185 ➤ Chapel Hill, NC Chapel Hill H.S. Personal: A 6’1”, 185 pound punter from Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC…A First-Team All-Conference and First Team All-Area selection, West averaged 46 yards and 4.1 seconds of hang time per punt…The son of Sharon and James West.


WSSU Rams Geographical Roster

1 6 4 59 12 2

1

Florida (1)

Miami . . . . . . . . . . . David Irizarry

Georgia (2)

Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Battle College Port . . . . . . . . . Julian Gray

North Carolina (59)

Ahoskie . . . . . . . Lamarcius Jenkins Jaquin Sessoms Belmont . . . . . . . . . . Matt Mitchell Beulaville . . . . . . . . . Tionti Powell Burlington . . . . . . . . Marcus Harris Chapel Hill . . . . . . . . . . Chris West Charlotte . . . . . . . . . Quentin Jones Michael Moore Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . Nic Cooper Durham . . . . . . . . . Nathaniel Biggs Juan Corders Mario Dawson Anthony Doberson Jared Mitchell Demetrius Rivers Brent Thomas Fayetteville . . . . . Thurman McDonald Justin Sherrod Garysburg . . . . . . . . Herman Blount Goldsboro . . . . . . . Murell Streeter, Jr. Greensboro . . . . . . . Thomas Johnson Chedrick Marshall Cory Shephard Devease Simpson Brian Wynn Greenville . . . . . . Demetrius Swindell Henderson . . . . . . . . Shawn Kearney Henrico . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Huff High Point . . . . . . . . William Hayes Hoffman . . . . . . . . . Corey Swinnie Jacksonville . . . . . . . Anthony Adams Kevin Dorsey, Jr. Jonathan Myers Michael Scarborough

North Carolina (con’t)

Lenoir . . . . . . . . . Johnathan Setzer Middlebury . . . . . . . . Corei Plummer Pender . . . . . . . . . . Michael Merritt Pikeville . . . . . . . . . . Montez Ham Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . Jarrett Dunston Keith Newton Rocky Mount . . . . . . . . Bryant Bayne Brian Jones Nazir LeVine Wayne Noble, Jr. Rocky Point . . . . . . Desmond Jordan Edward Jordan, Jr. Smithfield . . . . . . . Bennie Barbour Spring Lake . . . . . . . . . Keith Parker Waxhaw . . . . . . . . . . Davril Massey Weldon . . . . . . . . . . Darrian Bynum Wingate . . . . . . . . . Javon Hubbard Winston-Salem . . . . . . . . Jed Bines Ernest Blakley Johnathan Kinzer DeRon Middleton Monte Purvis Edgar “Ty” Scott Lonnie Teasley Greg Wilson

Pennsylvania (1)

Erie . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Blanks

South Carolina (12)

Chester . . . . . . . . . . . . Corey Land Columbia . . . . . . . . Roderick Fluellen Conway . . . . . . . . . . Tramain Melvin Dalzell . . . . . . . . . . Michael Helton Kingstree . . . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Barr Clyde Burroughs Alex Chandler Willie Wilson St. Matthews . . . . . . . Jamaule Glover John Haynes Sumpter . . . . . . . . . Thadeus Griffin Jamaine Mack

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Virginia (4)

Sandston . . . . . . . . . . Donte Perry South Boston . . . . . . . Lavelle Tucker Richmond . . . . . . . . . . Omar Kizzie Nathan Munford, IV

Washington, D.C. (6)

Washington, DC . . . . . Marcus Coates Brandon Dow Richard Marcellus Brandon McRae Jeremy Reaves William Wall

Miscellaneous Superlatives

Tallest Brian Wynn Bennie Barbour Anthony Doberson Thurman McDonald

Ht. 6’6” 6’5” 6’5” 6’5”

Pos. QB OL OL OL

Shortest Herman Blount Marcus Harris

Ht. 5’7” 5’7”

Pos. RB RB

Heaviest Corey Land Michael Merritt

Wt. 350 350

Pos. OL DL

Lightest Tionti Powell

Wt. 165

Pos. RB


Rams in the Community Student-Athletes at Winston-Salem State University have full calendars: classes, labs and study groups, plus practices, workouts, and team meetings. Nonetheless, most WSSU student-athletes find time in their schedules to reach out to their community and prepare for life after their athletic careers at WSSU are over. The Rams and Lady Rams are extremely active in the community. From youth reading programs to after school activities, the student-athletes at WSSU are constantly giving back to their communities. CHAMPS/Life Skills CHAMPS (CHallenging Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success) was implemented in NCAA institutions beginning in 1994. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program was created to improve and enhance the student-athlete experience within their selected communities. The program was founded at Winston-Salem State University in 1998 and is under the guidance of Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator Tonia Walker. “The purpose of CHAMPS/Life Skills is to prepare student-athletes for their life after athletics,” says Tonia Walker, WSSU’s CHAMPS/Life Skills Director. “The student-athletes help to mentor youth in the community, thereby strengthening not only their bond with the community but the community’s bond with the students and athletes of WSSU.” The CHAMPS/Life Skills program has five commitments for the establishment of a well-rounded student-athlete. Those commitments include academics, athletics, career development, personal development, and community service. It is through those five areas that the program works to develop not only quality student-athletes, but also exceptional individuals. Student-Athlete Advisory Council CHAMPS/Life Skills offers student-athletes the opportunity to enhance their experience as Rams through leadership opportunities. In addition to community activities, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program has a StudentAthlete Advisory Council (SAAC) that meets once a month to discuss issues dealing with the welfare of the student-athletes. The SAAC consists of one representative of every varsity sport at WSSU, with the exception of football which is represented by two studentathletes. Each team is guaranteed one seat on the Council. The council is governed by a constitution and is student-athlete led. Involvement in the CHAMPS/Life Skills program is voluntary, yet each year over 150 WSSU student-athletes participate. In 2005-06, CHAMPS/Life Skills members volunteered more than 800 hours, reaching thousands of local children. If you would like to get your school or youth group involved in the CHAMPS/Life Skills program, please call WSSU Associate Director of Athletics, Tonia Walker at (336) 750-2147 for additional information.

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2007 WSSU Football Uniform Choices The 2007 season marks the second year for the Rams at the NCAA Division IChampionship Subdivision level and will usher in a new age of football history for Winston-Salem State University. The transition from Division II to the nation’s highest level of intercollegiate athletic competition at the NCAA Division I level will require changes and improvements to nearly every facet of the football program, with the uniforms that the players wear being no exception. The Rams, as part of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (starting in 2007-08), have partnered with world-renowned corporate entities Russell Athletic and Nike to help outfit their teams. As part of the partnership between Nike and Russell Athletic, the MEAC, and the 12 conference member schools, each institution receives complimentary uniforms from Russell Athletic and an allotment of footwear from Nike, the world’s most esteemed footwear brand. From its beginnings in 1902, Russell Corporation has prided itself on the quality and value of its products -and on its commitment to its employees and the communities where it operates. Russell has long been a company that is able to take advantage of changes in the marketplace, changes in technology, and changes in its products. Building on its heritage as an athletic company, Russell has become a global leader in the sporting goods industry with apparel and equipment for all levels of activity - from the playing fields of major colleges to the backyards of homes across the country. With its well-known brands such as Russell Athletic, JERZEES, Spalding, Moving Comfort and a variety of technically designed running shoes from Brooks Sports, Russell Corporation has the products to meet the needs of the serious athlete to the weekend warrior - and everything in between. That is why the Rams and all 12 members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, as well as over 500 other NCAA member institutions choose Russell Athletic for all of their uniform and apparel needs. The Rams, like all other college football programs in the NCAA, will wear dark colored jerseys at home and light colored jerseys on the road. The Rams will wear a scarlet red (PMS 199) home jersey with white taping for all home games. The dri-power jerseys will feature tackle-twill numbers on the front and back with television numbers emblazoning the sleeves. The Rams athletic mark will be embroidered on the placket, and the MEAC logo will emblazon the left chest (starting with the 2007-08 season). WSSU’s road jersey will be a white Russell Athletic dri-power top with red taping. The road jersey is nearly the mirror opposite of the home jersey with tackle-twill numbers on the front and back and television numbers adorning each sleeve. The Rams athletic mark will again be embroidered on the placket and the MEAC logo will emblazon the left chest (starting with the 2007-08 season). The footwear of choice for the Rams will be emblazoned with the world-famous Nike Swoosh. Nike, Inc. operates on six continents with suppliers, shippers, retailers and service providers employing close to one million people. The diversity inherent in such size is helping Nike evolve its role as a global company. Nike, Inc. is committed to an attitude whereby they see a bigger picture today than when they started, one that includes building sustainable business with sound labor practices. Nike, Inc. retains the zeal of youth yet acts on their responsibilities as a global corporate citizen. As a direct result of these future-minded business practices, Nike, Inc. has become the world’s largest supplier of footwear to the NCAA and currently holds a market share near 65%. The Rams will wear up to eleven different models of footwear including, but not limited to, the Air Zoom Super Bad, Air Zoom Blade II Turf, Vapor Jet TD, Super Speed D ¾, Super Speed D, Land Shark Mid, Land Shark Mid Plus, and the Nike Free Trainer 7.0. As long as the Rams continue to stay on the cutting edge of athletic performance, they will wear Nike’s cutting-edge footwear and Russell Athletic uniforms.

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Winston-Salem State University Rams Football 2006 Season In Review and Statistics


2006 WSSU Football Year In Review Winston-Salem State University ushered in a new Division I football era in the fall of 2006 as the Rams entered into year two of a five-year transition towards NCAA Division I classification after spending 61 years as a member of Division II’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Rams would not quietly make the move to the nation’s highest level of intercollegiate athletic competition as WSSU head football coach Kermit Blount guided his team of courageous student-athletes versus many of the nation’s most storied and competitive football teams in 2006. Despite playing only four contests in the friendly confines of Bowman Gray Stadium, coupled with one of the nation’s most challenging schedules, the 2006 season was another in a long line of history-making years for the Rams’ gridiron gang as Winston-Salem State rushed their way to a 4-7 record versus many of NCAA Division I-AA’s most powerful programs. Ram fans saw their team take to the field in one of the nation’s earliest football games as WSSU traveled the 37 miles to Salisbury, NC to face Division II football power Catawba College. The WSSU offense had difficulty against the staunch, senior-laden defense of the Indians while Catawba College’s talented offense reached the endzone three times as CC snuck by the Rams 21-7 to hand WSSU an opening-day loss for the fifth consecutive season. Following a season-opening loss, the Rams rebounded to even their record at 1-1 in week two of the young football season as WSSU crushed their biggest rival when they scored on all five of their first-half possessions and broke an eight-game losing steak to North Carolina A&T State University that dated back to the 1991 season, cruising to a 41-14 win over the Aggies in front of the largest non-homecoming crowd in the 25-year history of Aggie Stadium. Following the victory over NC A&T, the Rams fell to the 29th-ranked team in the nation in South Carolina State University and dropped a heartbreaker to Florida A&M University following impressive Rattler heroics in the game’s waning moments as WSSU fell to 1-3 on the season. The pair of losses to two of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s most powerful football programs did not sink WSSU’s spirits as the Bulldogs - many pundits’ prediction to win the MEAC in ’06 - merely out-depthed the Rams in the loss and FAMU snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat as they used an offense with nine upperclassmen to earn a last-second four-point win in front of a hostile home crowd of over 21,000 in Tallahassee, Florida. A loss to nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina in week five would not derail the Rams’ season despite falling to 1-4 with the defeat. The Chanticleers, a five-year old football program that made its first NCAA postseason appearance last season, proved to be too much for the Rams as Chanticleer quarterback and 2007 NFL draftee Tyler Thigpen wore down the young WSSU secondary en route to the victory over the inexperienced Rams. Showing the resolve and determination of a veteran team, the young Rams again proved that they are ready for the grueling competition in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as they pounded the Bison of Howard University in a 12-0 shutout in front of a crowd of 15,991 in the Ram’s Homecoming contest the very next weekend. Shutting out the Bison in front of the season’s largest home crowd not only avenged the Rams’ 2005 loss to Howard, but proved to the football-watching world that WSSU was not to be taken lightly. The Rams would net two more wins on the season as they dismantled both Savannah State University (38-6) and Saint Augustine’s College (26-6) en route to posting an impressive 4-7 record in only their first year of NCAA Division I-Championship Subdivision play.

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2006 WSSU Football Year In Review The Tigers of Savannah State University scheduled the Rams for homecoming 2006 with plans of earning a win in front of what was anticipated to be their largest crowd of the season. However, Winston-Salem State University had other thoughts in mind as the Rams tallied a season-high 306 yards rushing en route to cruising to a 38-6 win over the Tigers in front of 6,881 fans at Ted A. Wright Stadium in Savannah, Georgia as WSSU recorded their third win of the season. Following another heartbreaking loss, this time versus #7 Hampton University, a contest which the Rams lost 13-3, WSSU responded with a celebration in the final home contest of 2006 as redshirt-freshman running back Brandon McRae celebrated his 19th birthday in style as he recorded his longest touchdown run of the season, a 41-yard outburst, to lead the Rams to a 26-6 victory over Saint Augustine’s College at Bowman Gray Stadium. The win, the Rams’ fourth and final victory of the year, capped a very successful first year of competition at the Division I level. Highlighting the season for the Rams were several studentathletes worthy of post-season accolades. Due to the Rams’ transitional classification (year two of five), WSSU student-athletes were not eligible for post-season all-conference honors despite their impressive statistics. Running back Brandon McRae emerged as the Rams’ primary threat on the ground as he earned 682 yards rushing on only 118 carries for a team-leading average of 62.3 yards per game en route to six rushing touchdowns. Opening holes for McRae and the talented stable of WSSU running backs was the offensive line, anchored by center Michael Helton and surrounded by linemen John Mobley, Cleveland Williams and Joseph Blanks. Not categorized as a passing team, the Rams showed that they could attack opponents with an aerial assault as the combination of junior quarterback Monte Purvis and senior wide receiver Josh Crawford paired up for 16 catches, 336 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Defensively the Rams continued to shine as Thadeus Griffin led the team in tackles for the third consecutive season. The big linebacker continues to impress scouts with an NFL-sized frame as he tallied a team-leading 80 tackles. Joining Griffin were four other Rams who collected at least 40 tackles on the season as Nate Biggs (76 tackles), Demetrius Rivers (66 tackles), William Hayes (57 tackles) and Juan Corders (45 tackles) emerged on defense. The season’s most impressive performer may well have been the team’s most senior member as fifth-year senior punter Chad Oakley proved to be one of the nation’s finest punters as he booted 52 punts for 2,277 yards and an average of 43.0 yards per kick. Despite the impressive 4-7 record, 14th-year head coach Kermit Blount refused to rest on the laurels of current and past success as he continued to solidify the strong WSSU football program. Blount and the Rams added 20 years of collegiate coaching experience when they welcomed Nick Calcutta as offensive coordinator and wasted no time in securing a 13-player freshman recruiting class laden with many of the East Coast’s most talented players. With the addition of three Division I-Bowl Subdivision transfers, the Rams completed a 15-day spring season in impressive fashion and look poised to prove ready for their inaugural season in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 2007.

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WSSU Rams 2006 Game Reviews

Game #1

Game #2

August 26, 2006 Catawba 21, WSSU 7 Salisbury, NC Shuford Stadium (5,039)

September 2, 2006 WSSU 41, North Carolina A&T 14 Greensboro, NC Aggie Stadium (21,005)

SALISBURY, NC – Kory Fisher recorded a trio of touchdown runs as the Catawba College Indians earned a 21-7 win over the Winston-Salem State University Rams in front of 5,039 fans at Shuford Stadium in Salisbury, NC.

GREENSBORO, NC – The Rams of Winston-Salem State University scored on all five of their first-half possessions as they broke an eight-game losing steak to North Carolina A&T State University that dated back to the 1991 season, cruising to a 41-14 win over the Aggies in front of the largest non-homecoming crowd in the 25-year history of Aggie Stadium.

Despite gaining only 57 yards on 19 total rushes, Fisher was able to single-handedly earn the Indians their first win of the season.

For the second consecutive week the Rams jumped out ahead of their opponent as Winston-Salem State opened up a 17-0 lead only 1:43 into the second quarter of play.

The Rams struck first as running back Tionti Powell (Junior/ Beaulaville, NC) capped a 10 play, 65-yard drive with a one-yard scoring run to record his first career touchdown, putting the Rams on top of the Indians 7-0 with 9:53 remaining in the first quarter of play. Following a scoreless first quarter of play for the Indians, Fisher recorded a touchdown run in each of the remaining quarters as he tallied TD runs of four yards (second quarter), two yards (third quarter), and one yard (fourth quarter), powering the Indians to victory. Fisher tallied his first touchdown of the evening at the 10:22 mark of the second quarter when he punched the ball into the endzone from four yards out to draw Catawba College to within one point at 7-6. A Ram offense that looked promising on the first drive of the game encountered problems in the remaining three quarters of play as WSSU failed to score in the game’s final 54:53 with junior quarterback Monte Purvis (Winston-Salem, NC) waiting until there was only 9:56 to play before recording his first pass completion (on the fifth pass play of the contest).

The Rams scored on their first possession when sophomore transfer Marvin Umanzor (Miami, FL/Allen University) capped a 17-play, 80-yard drive that spent 8:32 off of the clock with a 28-yard field goal to put WSSU ahead 3-0 midway through the first quarter of play. WSSU scored back-to-back touchdowns on their next two possessions as Tionti Powell (Beaulaville, NC/East Duplin H.S.) scored his second career touchdown on a nine-yard scramble and redshirt freshman Brandon McRae (Washington, DC/Charles H. Flowers H.S.) tallied his first career score with a seven-yard touchdown run to give the Rams a convincing 17-0 lead. The Rams took a 27-7 into the locker room at the halftime intermission following Monte Purvis’ first touchdown pass of the season, a 31-yarder to Josh Crawford (Durham, NC/Elon University). Crawford sped through the NC A&T secondary and Purvis found him in stride for the touchdown as WSSU ended the half with a scoring drive. Second-half action saw Brandon McRae record his second touchdown run of the day, part of his 12-carry, 81-yard performance en route to Offensive Player of the Game honors.

The Rams recorded only 179 yards of total offense in the loss while Catawba College charged to 292 yards of offense in the win.

McRae’s Offensive Player of the Game honors were matched by Demetrius Rivers’ (Durham, NC/Southern Durham H.S.) Defensive Player of the Game accolades following a game in which he tallied seven tackles (three solo, four assisted), one pass break up, and a sack.

The loss, WSSU’s fifth consecutive opening-day loss, drops the Rams to 0-1 on the season while Catawba College improves to 1-0 with the win.

With the win, the Rams improve to 1-1 overall and record their first win as a Division I program. The win earns the Rams their 10th win in the all-time series, a series that North Carolina A&T leads 33-10.

Score by Quarters Winston-Salem State Catawba

1 7 0

2 0 6

3 0 8

4 Score 0 7 Record: (0-1) 7 21 Record: (1-0)

Scoring Summary: 1st 09:53 WSSU - POWELL,T. 1 yd run (UMANZOR,Marvin kick), 10-65 5:19, WSSU 7 - CAT 0 2nd 10:22 CAT - K.Fisher 4 yd run (M.Trout kick failed), 7-31 3:39, WSSU 7 - CAT 6 3rd 02:42 CAT - K.Fisher 2 yd run (J.Mitchell pass), 7-73 3:09, WSSU 7 - CAT 14 4th 12:41 CAT - K.Fisher 1 yd run (DJ Gill kick), 7-74 2:40, WSSU 7 - CAT 21 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: Powell 13-59 Passing WSSU: Purvis 2-8-1-14 Receiving WSSU: Herring 1-12

WSSU 8 40-165 14 8-2-1 48-179 0-0 0-0 4-64 1-4 8-43.2 4-1 8-56 29:49 2 of 11 0 of 1 1-2 1-3

CAT 13 25-51 241 26-18-1 51-292 0-0 2-64 2-59 1-1 4-31.0 3-2 9-69 30:11 3 of 11 1 of 1 3-3 2-10

Catawba: Fisher 19-57 Catawba: 18-26-1-241 Catawba: Strong 4-63

The victory marks WSSU head football coach Kermit Blount’s first coaching victory over the Aggies in eight tries. “I don’t have the words to put it into perspective right now, but I tell you what, it feels great to come into their back yard and get a win like this. When I looked up at the scoreboard and it said 33-14, I thought it was back in 1977 [when a Blount-quarterbacked team earned a win over NC A&T]. I’m just extremely thrilled right now, I mean our kids, I am so proud of them. Now we have to get ready for next week against South Carolina State” Blount commented. Score by Quarters Winston-Salem State NC A&T

1 2 10 17 0 7

3 7 7

4 Score 7 41 Record: (1-1) 0 14 Record: (0-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 06:28 WSSU - UMANZOR,Marvin 28 yd field goal, 17-80 8:32, WSSU 3 - NCAT 0 02:53 WSSU - POWELL,Tionti 9 yd run (UMANZOR kick), 4-40 2:01, WSSU 10 - NCAT 0 2nd 14:10 WSSU - MCRAE,Brandon 7 yd run (UMANZOR kick), 5-50 1:43, WSSU 17 - NCAT 0 09:53 NCAT - CALDWELL,M 5 yd run (BARNHOUSE,B kick), 7-80 4:04, WSSU 17 - NCAT 7 04:21 WSSU - UMANZOR,Marvin 35 yd field goal, 11-66 5:18, WSSU 20 - NCAT 7 01:39 WSSU – CRAWFORD 31 yd pass from PURVIS (Umanzor), 2-35 0:56, WSSU 27 - NCAT 7 3rd 07:26 NCAT - GARTH 15 yd pass from CAMPBELL (BARNHOUSE), 7-41 3:54, WSSU 27-NCAT 14 04:02 WSSU - MCRAE,Brandon 9 yd run (UMANZOR kick), 7-71 3:11, WSSU 34 - NCAT 14 4th 01:28 WSSU - BLOUNT,Herman 2 yd run (UMANZOR kick), 2-4 1:13, WSSU 41 - NCAT 14 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: Powell 13-92 Passing WSSU: Purvis 5-9-0-75 Receiving WSSU: Herring 2-14

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WSSU 22 51-282 75 9-5-0 60-357 0-0 2-16 3-39 1-4 1-40.0 3-1 8-80 31:31 5 of 9 0 of 1 6-6 3-13

NCAT 17 32-78 121 20-12-1 52-199 0-0 0-0 7-118 0-0 4-40.0 2-1 11-108 28:29 2 of 7 0 of 1 2-2 0-0

NCAT: Truesdale 9-39 NCAT: Miller 7-12-0-83 NCAT: Caldwell 3-30


WSSU Rams 2006 Game Reviews

Game #3

Game #4

September 9, 2006 South Carolina State 35, WSSU 6 Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium (5,751)

September 23, 2006 Florida A&M 25, WSSU 21 Tallahassee, FL Bragg Memorial Stadium (13,627)

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The 29th (NCAA Division I-Championship Subdivision) ranked Bulldogs of South Carolina State University used 334 yards rushing to run past the Rams of WinstonSalem State University by the score of 35-6 on Saturday evening at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC in non-conference college football action.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Anthony Edwards’ one-yard touchdown run with 36 seconds remaining propelled the Florida A&M University Rattlers to a 25-21 victory over the Winston-Salem State University Rams at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee, FL on Saturday evening as FAMU scored 14 unanswered fourth-quarter points to drop the Rams to 1-3 on the season.

The Bulldogs tallied a touchdown in the first three quarters of play as well as a recording a pair of scores in the fourth quarter to open up an insurmountable 35-0 lead, a lead that they would never be close to relinquishing.

The Rams played three quarters of nearly flawless football en route to an 11-point fourth-quarter lead as it looked as though WSSU would earn a win in their first-ever meeting with the Rattlers of FAMU.

South Carolina State running back William Ford (Fr./Travelers Rest, SC) recorded the first and third touchdowns of the contest en route to an 11-carry, 170-yard rushing performance as he single-handedly out-rushed the Rams. The Rams’ only score of the game would come courtesy of Justin Sherrod’s (So./Fayetteville, NC) first career touchdown pass as he completed a 25-yard scoring strike to Brad Herring (Sr./Lumberton, NC) with only 1:18 remaining in the contest. The Rams’ point-after try was unsuccessful, but WSSU assured themselves that they would not get shut out. Following an onside kick, the Rams could not generate another scoring drive and the Bulldogs closed the contest with a 35-6 win. The win improves South Carolina State to 1-1 overall (0-0 MEAC) while the Rams fall to 1-2 with the loss.

Score by Quarters South Carolina State Winston-Salem State

1 7 0

2 7 0

3 7 0

4 Score 14 35 Record: (1-1) 6 6 Record: (1-2)

Scoring Summary: 1st 03:06 SCSU - FORD,William 1 yd run (GASTON kick), 9-80 3:31, SCSU 7 - WSSU 0 2nd 02:23 SCSU - BAKER,DeShawn 8 yd run (GASTON kick), 9-87 4:41, SCSU 14 - WSSU 0 3rd 10:08 SCSU - FORD,William 1 yd run (GASTON kick), 9-80 4:45, SCSU 21 - WSSU 0 4th 10:19 SCSU - BAKER,DeShawn 3 yd run (GASTON kick), 6-24 3:21, SCSU 28 - WSSU 0 02:58 SCSU - JAMISON,Travil 2 yd run (GASTON kick), 11-54 5:43, SCSU 35 - WSSU 0 01:08 WSSU - HERRING 25 yd pass from SHERROD(kick fail), 4-90 1:18, SCSU 35-WSSU 6 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SCSU 22 49-334 133 18-11-1 67-467 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 3-29.3 0-0 10-143 33:27 7 of 11 1 of 1 5-5 4-26

WSSU 12 26-81 141 23-11-0 49-222 0-0 2-15 6-60 1-9 5-45.0 2-2 9-74 26:33 3 of 12 0 of 0 0-1 2-15

Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: Thomas 1-54 SCSU: Ford 11-170 Passing WSSU: Purvis 10-20-0-116 SCSU: McCoy 7-14-1-90 Receiving WSSU: Powell 4-30 SCSU: Dubose 2-29

However, Florida A&M quarterback Albert Chester proved to be the difference as he engineered a pair of touchdown drives and a two-point conversion over the games’ final nine minutes of play to propel the Rattlers to victory. Trailing 21-10 with just under nine minutes to play in the contest, Chester led the Rattlers to a quick score and two-point conversion as he used superior foot speed to keep the Ram defense at bay. Capping a five-play, 43-yard drive, Chester rushed his way into the enzdone from two yards out to cut the Rams’ lead to 21-16. A successful Chester pass attempt gave the Rattlers the two-point conversion, cutting the FAMU deficit to only a field goal. Stalling on offense, the Rams were forced to punt the ball back to the Rattlers, setting up Chester’s drive and FAMU’s winning score. The Rattlers effectively chewed up the clock before punching the ball into the endzone from one yard out as Anthony Edwards put the finishing touches on an eight-play, 62-yard drive that sealed WSSU’s fate and snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat for Florida A&M. WSSU quarterback Monte Purvis had a stellar game as he recorded a pair of rushing touchdowns, and freshman running back Brandon McRae continued to impress as he tallied a touchdown run of his own. WSSU recorded their first 100-yard rusher of the year as Tionti Powell tallied 114 yards on 13 carries in the losing effort. The loss drops the Rams to 1-3 overall while the Rattlers improve to 2-2 overall (1-1 MEAC) with the win. Score by Quarters Winston-Salem State Florida A&M

1 2 0 14 0 3

3 4 Score 7 0 21 Record: (1-3) 7 15 25 Record: (2-2)

Scoring Summary: 2nd 09:18 WSSU - PURVIS,Monte 7 yd run (UMANZOR kick), 12-80 5:33, WSSU 7 - FAMU 0 05:13 WSSU - MCRAE,Brandon 1 yd run (UMANZOR kick), 5-39 2:22, WSSU 14 - FAMU 0 00:30 FAMU - TAYLOR,Wesley 20 yd field goal, 14-77 4:34, WSSU 14 - FAMU 3 3rd 13:42 FAMU - HOUSTON 9 yd fumble recovery (TAYLOR kick), , WSSU 14 - FAMU 10 02:33 WSSU - PURVIS,Monte 1 yd run (UMANZOR kick), 3-80 1:01, WSSU 21 - FAMU 10 4th 05:48 FAMU - CHESTER 2 yd run (HAYWARD from CHESTER), 5-43 1:34, WSSU 21 - FAMU 18 00:36 FAMU - EDWARDS 1 yd run (TAYLOR kick), 8-62 2:15, WSSU 21 - FAMU 25 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: Powell 31-114 Passing WSSU: Purvis 6-13-2-95 Receiving WSSU: Herring 2-56

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WSSU 15 45-272 95 13-6-2 58-367 1-19 0-0 3-51 0-0 3-40.7 1-1 8-48 31:27 4 of 11 1 of 1 3-6 0-0

FAMU 18 31-70 266 35-22-0 66-336 1-9 2-11 2-52 2-56 4-45.8 4-3 6-33 28:33 9 of 15 0 of 0 3-3 1-9

FAMU: Chester 14-60 FAMU: Chester 16-26-0-187 FAMU: Kiser 10-85


WSSU Rams 2006 Game Reviews

Game #5

Game #6

September 30, 2006 Coastal Carolina 31, WSSU 12 Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium (4,701)

October 7, 2006 WSSU 12, Howard 0 Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium (15,991)

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Tyler Thigpen’s four touchdown passes to three different receivers led the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers over the Winston-Salem State University Rams on Saturday evening at Bowman Gray Stadium by the score of 31-12 as the WSSU Rams dropped their third consecutive game. The Rams drew first blood as redshirt freshman running back Brandon McRae (Washington, DC/ Charles H. Flowers H.S.) capped a six-play, 80-yard drive with a 46 yard touchdown run. McRae’s scoring run would be the longest play of the 2006 season for the Rams as WSSU jumped out to an early 6-0 lead (following a missed point-after attempt). The Chanticleers immediately responded, scoring on back-to-back possessions as Coastal Carolina quarterback Tyler Thigpen completed touchdown passes of 45 and 11 yards to Chris Noble and Jerome Simpson to build the Chants’ lead to 14-6 midway through the first quarter of play. A Josh Hoke 24-yard field goal with 1:37 remaining in the half enabled the visiting Chanticleers to increase their lead to 11 points at 17-6 headed into the halftime intermission. Coastal Carolina scored a pair of third quarter touchdowns to pull ahead by the score of 31-6 as Tyler Thigpen tossed his third and fourth touchdown passes of the game. The Rams responded on their first drive of the fourth quarter as Roderick Fluellen (Columbia, SC/ Richland Northeast H.S.) busted his way into the endzone from 13 yards out as he put the finishing touches on a 14-play, 80-yard drive to cut the Rams’ deficit to 19 points at 31-12. WSSU and Coastal Carolina would trade possessions for the remainder of the contest as neither team would score again in the game.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Corey Swinnie’s 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown sealed the Rams’ victory as Winston-Salem State University defeated the Howard University Bison at Bowman Gray Stadium in front of a crowd of 15,991 on Saturday afternoon. The Rams, playing their third home game of the season used Swinnie’s defensive touchdown to stretch their six point lead to double digits midway through the fourth quarter of play. First half action started innocently enough as the Rams and Bison managed to put only six points on the scoreboard with the only points of the half coming on a Monte Purvis 37-yard touchdown strike to Josh Crawford. The play, a slant pattern, saw Crawford run past the coverage of Howard’s Thomas Clayborn as the senior wide receiver hauled in a well-thrown ball from Purvis for the Rams’ second receiving touchdown of the season. The touchdown gave Purvis his second TD pass of the year to go with his pair of rushing touchdowns. Marvin Umanzor’s kick missed its mark, and the Rams took a 6-0 lead heading into the second quarter of play. The two teams combined for 11 more drives before Swinnie’s touchdown put the icing on the Rams’ Homecoming cake. With 8:19 to play in the contest, the Bison started a drive at their own 35 yard line as Howard looked to chip into the WSSU six-point lead. However, on the second play of the drive, Jason Holman and Williams Hayes combined to jar the ball loose from the grasp of Howard running back William Blanden.

The loss drops the Rams to 1-4 overall while Coastal Carolina improves to 3-2 with the win (0-0 Big South).

Spinning end-over-end in the air, WSSU’s Corey Swinnie snatched the ball from flight and raced 35 yards to the endzone for a touchdown, a touchdown which marked WSSU’s first defensive touchdown since November 29, 2005 when DeRon Middleton recorded a 74-yard interception return for a score.

Score by Quarters Coastal Carolina Winston-Salem State

WSSU’s defense successfully weathered two more Howard drives to hang on for the 12-0 win and capture the Rams’ first shutout victory since a 31-0 victory over Virginia Union that came on September 24, 2005. The win improves WSSU to 2-4 overall while Howard falls to 1-4 with the loss.

1 14 6

2 3 3 14 0 0

4 Score 0 31 Record: (3-2) 6 12 Record: (1-4)

Scoring Summary: 1st 12:38 WSSU - MCRAE 46 yd run (UMANZOR kick failed), 6-80 2:22, COASTAL 0 - WSSU 6 12:03 COASTAL - NOBLE 45 yd pass from THIGPEN, 2-71 0:22, COASTAL 7 - WSSU 6 05:23 COASTAL - SIMPSON 11 yd pass from THIGPEN, 9-56 4:00, COASTAL 14 - WSSU 6 2nd 01:37 COASTAL - HOKE, J. 24 yd field goal, 11-34 3:49, COASTAL 17 - WSSU 6 3rd 11:25 COASTAL - TOLBERT 36 yd pass from THIGPEN, 8-79 3:23, COASTAL 24 - WSSU 6 03:13 COASTAL - SIMPSON 12 yd pass from THIGPEN, 5-83 2:40, COASTAL 31 - WSSU 6 4th 11:08 WSSU - FLUELLEN 13 yd run (PURVIS fail), 14-80 6:55, COASTAL 31 - WSSU 12 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

COASTAL 23 36-164 279 26-19-0 62-443 0-0 3-18 3-65 2-0 1-40.0 4-2 6-44 30:26 8 of 12 0 of 1 3-3 2-12

Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: McRae 10-90 Passing WSSU: Purvis 4-18-2-78 Receiving WSSU: Wright 1-45

WSSU 16 40-233 78 18-4-2 58-311 0-0 1-0 4-39 0-0 4-46.5 1-1 4-46 29:34 5 of 12 1 of 2 1-3 2-11 CCU: Thigpen 6-57 CCU: Thigpen 19-26-0-279 CCU: Simpson 7-86

Score by Quarters Howard Winston-Salem State

1 0 0

2 0 6

3 0 0

4 Score 0 0 Record: (1-4,1-3) 6 12 Record: (2-4)

Scoring Summary: 2nd 14:55 WSSU - CRAWFORD 37 yd pass from PURVIS (UMANZOR fail) 7-62 4:04, HOW 0-WSSU 6 4th 07:51 WSSU - SWINNIE 35 yd fumble recovery (PURVIS rush failed), , HOW 0 - WSSU 12 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: Purvis 10-38 Passing WSSU: Purvis 10-38 Receiving WSSU: Kinzer 4-37

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HOW 12 30-105 77 30-11-2 60-182 0-0 3-20 2-66 2-13 7-26.3 1-1 7-66 23:50 3 of 12 0 of 2 0-1 1-7

WSSU 10 41-115 84 15-7-2 56-199 1-35 1-5 1-35 2-4 7-37.4 1-0 6-45 36:10 4 of 15 0 of 3 0-0 3-6 HOW: Blanden 13-22 HOW: Blanden 6-21-1-58 HOW: Rutherford 3-30


WSSU Rams 2006 Game Reviews

Game #7

Game #8

October 14, 2006 Bethune-Cookman 10, WSSU 6 Daytona Beach, FL Municipal Stadium (12,486)

October 21, 2006 WSSU 38, Savannah State 6 Savannah, GA Theodore A. Wright Stadium (6,881)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Bethune-Cookman College snuck out a Homecoming victory over the Rams of Winston-Salem State University on Saturday evening in front of 12,486 fans at Larry Kelly Field at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida in a contest that was best described as a defensive struggle.

SAVANNAH, GA – The Tigers of Savannah State University scheduled the Rams for homecoming 2006 with plans of earning a win in front of what was anticipated to be their largest crowd of the season. However, Winston-Salem State University had other thoughts in mind as the Rams tallied a season-high 306 yards rushing en route to cruising to a 38-6 win over the Tigers in front of 6,881 fans at Ted A. Wright Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The lone touchdown of the day belonged to the Wildcats and came with 2:11 left in the first quarter of play as Coyla Dailey capped a 17-play, 80-yard drive with a four yard scamper for a score as BCC regained a lead that they would never relinquish.

For the fourth consecutive game, the Rams scored on the contest’s opening possession as Roderick Fluellen (Columbia, SC/Richland H.S.) powered his way into the endzone from nine yards out to record his second career touchdown.

First half action saw the Rams control the clock for 16:01 of the game’s first 30 minutes of play as Winston-Salem State ground out 24 total plays for 71 yards of total offense. The story of the half would be senior punter Chad Oakley (Haw River, NC/Eastern Randolph H.S.). Oakley, who has generated interest from several National Football League clubs, belted three punts in the first half for an average of 49.7 yards per kick with a long boot of 53 yards. However, it would not be Oakley’s punting, but his recently acquired place kicking duties that proved to be the story of the half as he would account for all six of the Rams’ points. Following the withdrawal from school of WSSU placekicker Marvin Umanzor (Miami, FL/ Allen University) late Thursday afternoon, Oakley inherited the vacated kicking duties for the weekend’s game against Bethune-Cookman College, and likely, for the season. The fifth-year senior promptly responded as he tallied a pair of first-half field goals, the first from 27 yards out, and the second from 29 yards deep en route to his first recorded points since his senior year of high school in 2001.

The Fluellen touchdown would be the start of a half of football in which the Rams would completely dominate their opponent as they yielded only one yard of total offense to the Tigers during the game’s first 30 minutes of play. Redshirt freshman running back Brandon McRae (Washington, DC/Charles Flowers H.S.) wasted no time getting in on the scoring action as he scored less than nine minutes after Fluellen putting WSSU ahead by two touchdowns following a score from two yards out to give the Rams a 14-0 edge to close the first quarter of play. Second-quarter action would ultimately seal the win for the Rams as Chad Oakley continued to show why he may be the Rams’ most valuable player, easily drilling a 48-yard field goal to remain perfect on the season (three-for-three on FG’s, and five-for-five on PAT’s) following his acceptance of the placekicking duties at the beginning of last week. Oakley’s field goal pushed the WSSU lead to 17-0 with just under six minutes to play in the first half as the Rams continued to exert their will over the struggling Tigers. In what would be the theme of the day, the Rams capitalized one final time before the first half came to a conclusion as Monte Purvis engineered a 10-play, 72-yard drive that encompassed 3:50 of playing time when he found tight end Stan Wright (Durham, NC/Northern Durham H.S.) in the back of the endzone for a 14-yard touchdown with one second remaining. Holding a 24-0 lead following the intermission, the Rams tallied a pair of touchdowns, one in each quarter of the second half, as they closed the game with a 38-6 win.

Those six points would be enough to keep the Rams within one point of the Wildcats at halftime as a Jesus Cortez extra point following Coyla Dailey’s four yard scoring run proved to be the margin of difference headed into the intermission with WSSU trailing BethuneCookman 7-6.

Fluellen tallied his second touchdown of the game with a two-yard run late in the fourth quarter of the game, and senior fullback Jonathan Wedlock (Fayetteville, NC/71st H.S.), atoning for his fumble that cost the Rams a score in the first half, rumbled his way in from two yards out for his lone score of the game midway through the third quarter of play to cap WSSU’s scoring.

The only scoring of the game’s final 30 minutes would come courtesy of Cortez’s 34-yard field goal with 3:07 remaining in the contest as the Wildcats pulled ahead by the four points that would prove to be the game’s final margin.

“Its going to be a good ride home this evening. We are going to go get something to eat, and we are going to enjoy the ride home. We made some mistakes, there is no doubt about that, but our defense is really coming together, and I couldn’t be more pleased at the effort that the guys are giving. That effort translates into success, and today, they get to enjoy the fruits of their labor” WSSU head coach Kermit Blount said following the win.

The Rams recorded only 41 yards on the ground in the game (on 39 carries), yet held the Wildcats to only 86 total yards on 38 carries as neither team broke the 200-yard total offense plateau. Despite the loss, Oakley would be the story of the game, and would be the talk of the press box, including dominating conversations amongst several NFL scouts in attendance as he recorded nine punts for 444 yards and an average of 49.3 yards per kick. Leading the way for the Rams on the defensive side of the ball was true freshman Juan Corders who recorded 12 total tackles with eight solo and four assisted take-downs. With the loss, the Rams fall to 2-5 overall while the Wildcats improve to 4-3 (2-2 MEAC) with the win. Score by Quarters Winston-Salem State Bethune-Cookman

1 3 7

2 3 0

3 0 0

4 Score 0 6 Record: (2-5) 3 10 Record: (4-3)

Scoring Summary: 1st 09:19 WSSU - OAKLEY,Chad 27 yd field goal, 9-69 5:30, WSSU 3 - BCC 0 02:11 BCC - DAILEY,Coyla 4 yd run (CORTEZ,Jesus kick), 17-80 7:02, WSSU 3 - BCC 7 2nd 06:46 WSSU - OAKLEY,Chad 29 yd field goal, 6-34 2:22, WSSU 6 - BCC 7 4th 03:07 BCC - CORTEZ,Jesus 34 yd field goal, 4--6 2:13, WSSU 6 - BCC 10 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: Fluellen 9-14 Passing WSSU: Purvis 4-15-1-42 Receiving WSSU: Powell 2-16

WSSU 7 39-41 42 16-4-1 55-83 0-0 2-7 2-24 1-5 9-49.3 0-0 7-64 29:59 1 of 14 0 of 2 2-2 2-10

BCC 15 38-86 103 23-13-1 61-189 0-0 6-129 2-33 1-0 7-33.6 4-2 9-107 30:01 4 of 14 1 of 1 2-3 6-36 BCC: Russell 17-64 BCC: Russell 11-19-1-79 BCC: Weems 6-65

The 306 yards of rushing offense marks the first time in 2006 that the Rams have cracked the 300-yard plateau and also marks only the second time this season that WSSU has had a running back rush for 100 yards or more (Brandon McRae finished with 113 yards on 16 carries). The rushing attack paved the way for the Rams’ passing game as junior quarterback Monte Purvis recorded his first 100yard passing game since November of 2005 when the Rams defeated Saint Augustine’s College. Purvis tallied 119 yards on Saturday as he completed all but one of his seven pass attempts and threw one touchdown. The win improves the Rams to 3-5 overall while the Tigers fall to 1-6 on the season. Score by Quarters Winston-Salem State Savannah State

1 2 14 10 0 0

3 7 0

4 Score 7 38 Record: (3-5) 6 6 Record: (1-6)

Scoring Summary: 1st 10:33 WSSU - FLUELLEN,Roderi 9 yd run (OAKLEY,Chad kick), 7-71 4:20, WSSU 7 - SSU 0 01:35 WSSU - MCRAE,Brandon 2 yd run (OAKLEY,Chad kick), 11-51 6:18, WSSU 14 - SSU 0 2nd 05:54 WSSU - OAKLEY,Chad 48 yd field goal, 5-24 2:35, WSSU 17 - SSU 0 00:01 WSSU - WRIGHT 14 yd pass from PURVIS (OAKLEY kick), 10-72 3:50, WSSU 24-SSU 0 3rd 06:22 WSSU - WEDLOCK,Jonatha 2 yd run (OAKLEY kick), 9-74 4:36, WSSU 31 - SSU 4th 07:36 SSU - HOLLINGER 27 yd pass from WILLIAMS (WILLIAMS pass failed), 10-60 3:57 01:01 WSSU - FLUELLEN 2 yd run (OAKLEY kick), 12-60 6:26, WSSU 38 - SSU 6 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: McRae 16-113 Passing WSSU: Purvis 6-7-0-119 Receiving WSSU: Crawford 4-71

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WSSU 26 59-306 157 11-9-0 70-463 0-0 4-11 1-3 1-9 1-52.0 3-2 7-68 37:28 3 of 9 3 of 4 5-6 3-18

SSU 7 13--15 144 27-15-1 40-129 0-0 0-0 5-97 0-0 6-36.3 1-0 6-65 22:32 3 of 11 1 of 2 0-0 0-0 SSU: Williams 4-5 SSU: Williams 15-27-1-144 SSU: Williams 6-71


WSSU Rams 2006 Game Reviews

Game #9

Game #10

October 28, 2006 #7 Hampton 13, WSSU 3 Hampton, VA Armstrong Stadium (17,523)

November 4, 2006 WSSU 26, Saint Augustine’s 6 Winston-Salem, NC Bowman Gray Stadium (3,237)

HAMPTON, VA – Despite a stellar defensive performance, the Rams of Winston-Salem State University failed to capitalize on two key possessions inside the Pirate red-zone as #17 Hampton University defeated WSSU by the score of 13-3 at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, VA on Saturday in HU’s Homecoming game. A failed fourth-and-one inside the HU five yard line, and an Purvis throw that resulted in a questionable red-zone interception erased what could have been 14 WSSU points as the Rams tallied only a field goal in a loss to the nationally-ranked Pirates. Following a game-opening WSSU drive that encompassed 11 plays and 51 yards as well as eating up 6:29 of time, the Pirates received a Chad Oakley punt, giving HU their first drive of the contest. Hampton wasted no time in showing why they are arguably the MEAC’s best team as they mounted an eight-play, 80 yard drive that was capped by a 12 yard touchdown pass from HU quarterback TJ Mitchell as the Pirates opened up a 7-0 lead. WSSU answered back on their next possession as the Rams drove nearly the length of the field behind the rushing attack of their three-pronged tailback trio of Roderick Fluellen (41 total yards), Brandon McRae (99 total yards), and Tionti Powell (28 total yards). Redshirt junior quarterback Monte Purvis showed the poise of a seasoned veteran as he marched the Rams downfield, engineering a drive that was split evenly between the run and the pass as WSSU’s delayed handoff stymied the 17th-ranked Pirates defense. Inside the HU redzone, Purvis was stopped one yard short of a WSSU first down setting up a fourth-andone situation at the HU four-yard line as the Rams looked to tie the game at 7-7. Despite the effectiveness of the WSSU rushing attack, the Pirates made a key stop on fourth down to force a turnover on downs, as Hampton reclaimed the ball, and more importantly, momentum, in front of the sellout home crowd of 17,523. Following another pair of defensive efforts that allowed the MEAC’s best offense only 11 offensive snaps, the Ram offense again marched downfield behind Purvis as WSSU looked to tie the contest. However, Purvis made his lone mistake of the drive as he threw an interception to end the WSSU scoring threat. Dropping back into the shotgun on third-and-nine from the Hampton nine-yard line, Purvis was picked off by Travarous Bain at the goal line as WSSU’s offense again failed to put points on the scoreboard. A jump-ball came down in the arms of Bain who juggled the ball heading out of bounds as the pass looked to be merely broken up. However, the line judge ruled the ball an interception, to the delight of the home crowd as WSSU’s second trip inside the HU red-zone turned up no points. A late Andrew Paterini field goal from 25 yards out as the first half wound down gave the home-team Pirates a slim 10-0 headed into the locker room for the halftime intermission. WSSU’s lone points of the game came at the 6:38 mark of the fourth quarter as Chad Oakley connected on a 36-yard field goal that cut the Hampton lead to 10 points at 13-3 as he ended a nine-play 47 yard WSSU drive with the Rams first, and only, points of the afternoon. The Ram defense, which gave up only 336 total yards on the day would yield only three more points to the prolific-scoring Pirates as HU would earn only 13 points on the afternoon. Leading the way for the Rams’s defense was Nate Biggs who tallied 14 tackles on the day, recording five solo tackles and nine assists as he helped Defensive Coordinator Mike Ketchum’s defense turn in one of their most impressive showings of the 2006 season. The loss drops the Rams to 3-6 overall while the Pirates improve to 8-1 with the win. Score by Quarters Winston-Salem State Hampton

1 0 7

2 0 3

3 0 3

4 Score 3 3 Record: (3-6) 0 13 Record: (8-1,6-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 05:18 HAM - MCDANIEL 12 yd pass from MITCHELL (PATERINI), 8-80 3:13, WSSU 0 - HAM 7 2nd 00:05 HAM - PATERINI,Andrew 25 yd field goal, 4-25 0:22, WSSU 0 - HAM 10 3rd 08:24 HAM - PATERINI,Andrew 44 yd field goal, 14-44 6:26, WSSU 0 - HAM 13 4th 06:38 WSSU - OAKLEY,Chad 36 yd field goal, 9-47 2:22, WSSU 3 - HAM 13 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: McRae 15-99 Passing WSSU: Purvis 4-14-1-67 Receiving WSSU: Crawford 2-49

WSSU 17 50-202 67 15-4-1 65-269 0-0 3-19 2-23 0-0 5-44.2 2-0 5-42 31:45 4 of 15 0 of 2 1-4 0-0

HAM 22 37-192 144 27-17-0 64-336 0-0 3-29 1-18 1-0 5-41.8 0-0 12-81 28:15 5 of 12 0 of 1 2-2 1-1 HAM: Coleman 10-91 HAM: Mitchell 17-27-144 HAM: McDaniel 8-75

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Winston-Salem State University redshirt-freshman running Brandon McRae celebrated his 19th birthday in style as he recorded his longest touchdown run of the season, a 41-yard outburst, to lead the Rams to a 26-6 victory over Saint Augustine’s College on Saturday afternoon at Bowman Gray Stadium in the final home contest of the 2006 season for WSSU. The Rams started the contest with their second defensive touchdown of the season when Thadeus Griffin picked off a Duane Smith pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown. Flushed out of the pocket by a host of Ram defenders, Smith unloaded a questionable pass as he was hit by WSSU nose guard Jason Holman. The pass landed in the arms of the waiting Griffin who raced, untouched, thirty yards to the endzone for his first career touchdown. WSSU would wait only two more minutes before tacking on their second score of the game as a Saint Augustine’s college snap flew over the head of punter Richard Boone and bounced over the end line for a Winston-Salem State University safety giving the home-team Rams a 9-0 advantage less than five minutes into the game. The lead would stay at nine points for nearly an entire quarter of play until senior tight end Stan Wright caught his second touchdown of the season as he capped a three-play, 13 yard drive to give WSSU a 16-0 lead on Senior Day. Saint Augustine’s lone score of the afternoon came on a 58-yard pass play from quarterback Duane Smith to Eric McLaughlin as the Falcons cut the WSSU lead to 10 points headed into the locker room at halftime. Chad Oakley added his sixth field goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining in the third quarter (35 yards) and McRae closed the WSSU offensive outburst with his 41-yard score as WSSU cruised to the easy 26-6 win in front of over 3,000 fans on a chilly autumn day in Winston-Salem, NC. The win, the Rams’ fourth of the season, gives head football coach Kermit Blount his 81st career win at WSSU, moving him into a tie with Thomas “Tank” Conrad for second place on the WSSU all-time win list. Blount trails only the legendary Bill Hayes who has 89 career wins at WSSU. The Ram defense turned in another stellar showing as they held the Falcons to -53 yards rushing on the day and yielded only 166 yards of total offense. The win moves WSSU to 4-6 overall while the Falcons fall to 4-6 overall (4-3 CIAA) with the loss. Score by Quarters Saint Augustine’s Winston-Salem State

1 0 9

2 6 7

3 0 3

4 Score 0 6 Record: (4-6,4-3) 7 26 Record: (4-6)

Scoring Summary: 1st 12:42 WSSU - GRIFFIN 30 yd interception return (OAKLEY kick), , SAC 0 - WSSU 7 10:50 WSSU - TEAM safety, , SAC 0 - WSSU 9 2nd 08:40 WSSU - WRIGHT 5 yd pass from PURVIS (OAKLEY kick), 3-13 2:01, SAC 0 - WSSU 16 03:38 SAC - MCLAUGHLIN 58 yd pass from SMITH (FRAZIER rush failed), 3-53 1:55 3rd 00:27 WSSU - OAKLEY 35 yd field goal, 4-1 1:44, SAC 6 - WSSU 19 4th 04:08 WSSU - MCRAE 41 yd run (OAKLEY kick), 7-59 4:00, SAC 6 - WSSU 26 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: McRae 13-63 Passing WSSU: Purvis 3-9-0-31 Receiving WSSU: Crawford 1-19

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SAC 12 33--53 219 29-16-2 62-166 0-0 3-18 3-27 0-0 6-26.3 4-2 12-87 27:52 3 of 15 1 of 3 0-1 3-30

WSSU 10 40-127 31 9-3-0 49-158 0-0 3-9 2-23 2-93 6-38.3 3-2 8-118 30:00 5 of 13 0 of 0 2-3 5-45 SAC: Carter 15-23 SAC: Smith 16-29-2-219 SAC: McLaughlin 5-103


WSSU Rams 2006 Game Reviews

Game #11

November 18, 2006 Norfolk State 31, WSSU 14 Norfolk, VA Dick Price Stadium (3,902) NORFOLK, VA – A Rams defense that had given up only 6.2 points per game over their last five contests surrendered 31 points to the Spartans of Norfolk State University, including 17 unanswered points in the second half of play, as the Winston-Salem State University Rams closed out the 2006 football season with a 31-14 loss to Norfolk State University on Saturday afternoon in Norfolk, Virginia. The Rams started the afternoon’s scoring as DeRon Middleton picked off a Casey Hansen pass and raced 39 yards into the endzone for the Rams’ third defensive score of the 2006 season, putting WSSU ahead on the scoreboard 7-0 with 11:31 remaining in the first quarter of play. However, the Spartan defense wasted no time in answering the challenge set forth by the visiting Rams as David Irizarry’s fumble of a kick return on the one yard line bounced into the endzone where Dustin Johnson recovered the ball for Norfolk State’s first touchdown of the afternoon, knotting the game at 7-7. The Spartan’s would again find the back of the Rams’ endzone in the second quarter of play as Casey Hansen found Earl Henry from 16 yards out to put NSU ahead 14-7 with only 2:16 remaining in the half. Looking as though they would trail 14-7 at the half, junior quarterback Monte Purvis and the Rams’ offense ran the two-minute drill to perfection as WSSU capped a seven-play, 68-yard drive that spanned one minute, 38 seconds with an eight-yard touchdown strike to Brent Thomas to tie the game at 14-14 headed into the locker room at halftime. The second half of play was all Spartans as Norfolk State scored on their first three possessions of the half to pull ahead by the game’s final count at 31-17. With 9:02 remaining in the third quarter Monte Anthony powered his way into the WSSU endzone from 13 yards out to score on the Spartan’s first second-half possession. Norfolk State followed the Anthony touchdown up with a 71-yard touchdown pass from Casey Hansen to Emory Sammons to increase the Spartan lead to 14 points with 2:11 to play in the third quarter. WSSU’s DeRon Middleton, the star of the first half of play who returned a Hansen pass 39 yards for the Rams’ first score, was injured on the play as he strained his hamstring, forcing him to leave the game and not return. The final NSU points came courtesy of a Jay Castellap field goal with 12:41 to play as Castellap split the uprights from 21-yards out to give the Spartans an insurmountable 31-17 lead. Monte Purvis turned in another solid effort from the quarterback position for the Rams as he completed 50% of his passes, turning in a day where he would go 9-18 passing with one touchdown and one interception. He also led the Rams in rushing with 76 yards on 12 carries as his athleticism was a factor in the game from its onset. With the loss, the Rams close out the season with a 4-7 record while the win moves the Spartans to 4-7 overall. Winston-Salem State University which is in the second year of a five-year transition to the NCAA Division I level finishes up their inaugural Division I campaign with four impressive wins as they prepare to join the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) full-time in 2007-08. Score by Quarters Winston-Salem State Norfolk State

1 2 3 7 7 0 0 14 14

4 Score 0 14 Record: (4-7) 3 31 Record: (4-7)

Scoring Summary: 1st 11:31 WSSU - MIDDLETON 39 yd int. return (OAKLEY,Chad kick), , WSSU 7 - NSU 0 2nd 08:15 NSU - JOHNSON fumble recovery (CASTELLAT,J. kick), , WSSU 7 - NSU 7 02:16 NSU - HENRY 16 yd pass from HANSEN (CASTELLAT kick), 4-74 2:03 00:26 WSSU - THOMAS 8 yd pass from PURVIS (OAKLEY kick), 7-68 1:38, WSSU 14-NSU 14 3rd 09:02 NSU - ANTHONY 3 yd run (CASTELLAT kick), 12-74 5:47, WSSU 14 - NSU 21 02:11 NSU - SAMMONS 71 yd pass from HANSEN (CASTELLAT kick), 3-68 1:50 4th 12:41 NSU - CASTELLAT,J. 21 yd field goal, 8-32 4:30, WSSU 14 - NSU 31 FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

WSSU 18 40-163 144 18-9-1 58-307 0-0 1--5 5-120 3-44 4-37.2 2-2 3-35 28:32 4 of 10 0 of 1 1-3 1-6

Top Individuals: Rushing WSSU: Fluellen 9-64 Passing WSSU: Purvis 9-18-1-144 Receiving WSSU: Crawford 3-74

NSU 17 34-146 229 22-12-3 56-375 0-0 2-18 3-46 1-0 3-46.3 1-0 12-93 31:28 4 of 9 1 of 1 3-3 1-5 NSU: Anthony 26-132 NSU: Hansen 12-22-3-229 NSU: Callahan 4-89

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WSSU Rams 2006 Statistical Review Rushing GP

Att Gain

Loss

Net

Avg

TD

Long Avg/G

MCRAE,B POWELL,T FLUELLEN,R WEDLOCK,J PURVIS,M THOMAS,B ATKINS,L CRAWFORD,J IRIZARRY,D BLOUNT,H KEARNEY,S KINZER,J SHERROD,J Total Opponents

10 11 9 11 11 9 10 11 10 1 1 8 5 11 11

118 93 82 61 92 1 14 1 1 2 1 1 4 471 358

59 39 27 2 224 0 5 0 0 0 0 8 19 383 406

623 432 359 275 168 54 40 38 13 4 2 -8 -13 1987 1158

5.3 4.6 4.4 4.5 1.8 54.0 2.9 38.0 13.0 2.0 2.0 -8.0 -3.2 4.2 3.2

6 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 13

52 62.3 31 39.3 25 39.9 25 25.0 25 15.3 54 6.0 16 4.0 38 3.5 13 1.3 2 4.0 2 2.0 0 -1.0 6 -2.6 54 180.6 55 105.3

Passing G

Effic

PURVIS,M SHERROD,J POWELL,T TEAM Total Opponents

682 471 386 277 392 54 45 38 13 4 2 0 6 2370 1564

Cmp-Att-Int Pct

11 91.08 60-144-9 5 132.40 4-8-1 11 0.00 0-2-0 3 0.00 0-1-0 11 91.45 64-155-10 11 119.90 166-283-12

Yds

TD

Lng

Avg/G

41.7 50.0 0.0 0.0 41.3 58.7

865 63 0 0 928 1956

5 1 0 0 6 10

48 25 0 0 48 71

78.6 12.6 0.0 0.0 84.4 177.8

Receiving G

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Avg/G

CRAWFORD,J WRIGHT,S HERRING,B POWELL,T KINZER,J WEDLOCK,J THOMAS,B MCRAE,B ATKINS,L Total Opponents

16 10 10 10 8 4 3 2 1 64 166

336 173 157 76 89 33 45 16 3 928 1956

21.0 17.3 15.7 7.6 11.1 8.2 15.0 8.0 3.0 14.5 11.8

2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 10

47 45 48 19 19 21 25 9 3 48 71

30.5 17.3 14.3 6.9 11.1 3.0 5.0 1.6 0.3 84.4 177.8

Avg/G

11 10 11 11 8 11 9 10 10 11 11

Total Offense G Plays

Rush Pass

Total

PURVIS,M MCRAE,B POWELL,T FLUELLEN,R WEDLOCK,J THOMAS,B SHERROD,J ATKINS,L CRAWFORD,J IRIZARRY,D BLOUNT,H KEARNEY,S KINZER,J Total Opponents

11 10 11 9 11 9 5 10 11 10 1 1 8 11 11

168 865 623 0 432 0 359 0 275 0 54 0 -13 63 40 0 38 0 13 0 4 0 2 0 -8 0 1987 928 1158 1956

1033 93.9 623 62.3 432 39.3 359 39.9 275 25.0 54 6.0 50 10.0 40 4.0 38 3.5 13 1.3 4 4.0 2 2.0 -8 -1.0 2915 265.0 3114 283.1

Punting

No

OAKLEY,C Total Opponents

53 53 50

Field Goals

236 118 95 82 61 1 12 14 1 1 2 1 1 626 641 Yds

Avg

2277 43.0 2277 43.0 1738 34.8

FGM-A Pct

Long

TB

FC

I20

Blkd

55 55 71

11 11 3

7 7 11

9 9 12

0 0 1 Lg

Blk

UMANZOR,M. 2-7 28.6 OAKLEY,C 5-6 83.3 Total 7-13 56.6

0-0 0-0 0-0

1-1 2-3 3-4

1-4 2-2 3-6

0-2 1-1 1-3

0-0 0-0 0-0

35 48 48

0 0 0

Kickoffs

No

Avg

TB OB

Retn

Net

YdLn

OAKLEY,C Total Opponents

41 41 42

581 481

41.5 41.6

23 23

Interceptions

No

Yds

MIDDLETON,D GRIFFIN,T CHANDLER,A HAYES,W RIVERS,D NOBLE JR,W Total Opponents

3 3 2 1 1 1 12 10

106 43 5 0 4 9 172 70

Yds

01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99

2443 59.6 2443 59.6 2329 55.5

8 8 5

1 1 1

Avg

TD

Long

35.3 14.3 2.5 0.0 4.0 9.0 14.3 7.0

1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

63 30 5 0 4 9 63 53

Fumble Returns No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

SWINNIE,C JORDAN,D Total Opponents

35 19 54 9

35.0 19.0 27.0 9.0

1 0 1 2

35 19 35 9

1 1 2 1

Kick Returns

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

CRAWFORD,J IRIZARRY,D POWELL,T MACK,J COATES,M MIDDLETON,D Total Opponents

21 5 4 1 1 1 33 30

271 108 51 10 20 21 481 581

12.9 21.6 12.8 10.0 20.0 21.0 14.6 19.4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

36 35 22 10 20 21 36 36

Punt Returns

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

IRIZARRY,D PASS III,O HAYES,W FLUELLEN,R MCRAE,B Total Opponents

12 4 1 1 1 19 26

36 24 12 0 5 77 307

3.0 6.0 12.0 0.0 5.0 4.1 11.8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

13 11 0 0 5 13 60

Scoring TD

FGs

|------ PATs ------| Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP

MCRAE,B OAKLEY,C FLUELLEN,R UMANZOR,M CRAWFORD,J POWELL,T WRIGHT,S PURVIS,M BLOUNT,H HERRING,B GRIFFIN,T THOMAS,B MIDDLETON,D WEDLOCK,J SWINNIE,C TEAM Total Opponents

0-0 0-0 5-6 10-10 0-0 0-0 2-7 9-12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-13 19-22 6-7 20-21

6 0 3 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 24 25

All Purpose G

Rush

CRAWFORD,J MCRAE,B POWELL,T FLUELLEN,R WEDLOCK,J WRIGHT,S PURVIS,M IRIZARRY,D HERRING,B MIDDLETON,D THOMAS,B KINZER,J ATKINS,L GRIFFIN,T PASS III,O COATES,M HAYES,W MACK,J NOBLE JR,W BLAKLEY,E CHANDLER,A RIVERS,D BLOUNT,H KEARNEY,S SHERROD,J Total Opponents

38 336 623 16 432 76 359 0 275 33 0 173 168 0 13 0 0 157 0 0 54 45 -8 89 40 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 -13 0 1987 928 1158 1956

 94 

11 10 11 9 11 10 11 10 11 11 9 8 10 11 4 9 11 9 3 10 9 11 1 1 5 11 11

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Rec PR 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 307

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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

KOR 271 0 51 0 0 0 0 108 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 481 581

Saf Points

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

IR

Tot

Avg/G

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 106 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 9 5 5 4 0 0 0 172 70

645 644 559 359 308 173 168 157 157 127 99 81 43 43 24 20 12 10 9 5 5 4 4 2 -13 3645 4072

58.6 64.4 50.8 39.9 28.0 17.3 15.3 15.7 14.3 11.5 11.0 10.1 4.3 3.9 6.0 2.2 1.1 1.1 3.0 0.5 0.6 0.4 4.0 2.0 -2.6 331.4 370.2

36 25 18 15 12 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 186 192


WSSU Rams 2006 Statistical Review Team Statistics SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS

WSSU Opponents 186

192

16.9

17.5

161

178

Rushing

103

76

Passing

39

91

Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE

19

11

1987

1158

Yards gained rushing

2370

1564

Yards lost rushing

383

406

Rushing Attempts

471

358

Average Per Rush

4.2

3.2

Average Per Game

180.6

105.3

TDs Rushing

15

13

PASSING YARDAGE

928

1956

Att-Comp-Int

155-64-10

283-166-12

Average Per Pass

6.0

6.9

2006 Schedule & Results (4-6 Date Opponent 8/26 at Catawba 9/02 at N.C. A&T 9/09 S.C. State 9/23 at Florida A&M 9/30 Coastal Carolina 10/7 Howard 10/14 at Bethune-Cookman 10/21 at Savannah State 10/28 at #17 Hampton 11/04 Saint Augustine’s 11/18 at Norfolk State

Average Per Catch

14.5

11.8

84.4

177.8

Defensive Statistics

TDs Passing

6

10

No. Player GP

Total Plays

2915

3114

626

641

Average Per Play

4.7

4.9

Average Per Game

265.0

283.1

KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS

33-481

30-581

PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS

19-77

26-307

INT RETURNS: #-YARDS

12-172

10-70

KICK RETURN AVERAGE

14.6

19.4

PUNT RETURN AVERAGE

4.1

11.8

INT RETURN AVERAGE

14.3

7.0

FUMBLES-LOST

22-12

24-13

PENALTIES-YARDS

73-676

100-896

Average Per Game PUNTS-YARDS

61.5

81.5

53-2277

50-1738

Average Per Punt

43.0

34.8

Net punt average

33.0

32.0

TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME

31:10

28:39

3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS

40/131

51/129

3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-YARDS

31%

40%

5/17

6/14

29%

43%

22-127

21-136

MISC YARDS

0

0

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED

24

25

FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS

7-13

6-7

ON-SIDE KICKS

1-1

1-1

RED-ZONE SCORES

22-36 (61%)

23-26 (88%)

RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS

16-36 44%

18-26 (69%)

PAT-ATTEMPTS

19-22 (86%)

20-21 (95%)

ATTENDANCE

29680

80463

Games/Avg Per Game

4/7420

7/11495

Neutral Site Games

0/0

0/0

SCORE BY QUARTERS

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

Winston-Salem State

56

64

24

42

186

Opponents

35

49

60

48

192

0-0 MEAC*) Result Attend L 5039 W 21005 L 5751 L 13627 L 4701 W 15991 L 12486 W 6881 L 17523 W 3237 L 3902

WSSU Note WSSU leads 7-0 and loses Rams hammer rival by 27 SCSU rushes for 334 yards Down by 11 FAMU rallies CCU wins 1st-ever meeting Rams win on Homecoming WSSU misses three FG’s 463 yards of WSSU offense WSSU fails on 4th and goal Two WSSU defensive scores NSU earns 229 yds passing

* The Rams competed in 2006 as an Independent

Average Per Game TOTAL OFFENSE

Overall, Score 7-21 41-14 6-35 21-25 12-31 12-0 6-10 38-6 3-13 26-6 14-31

45 GRIFFIN,T. 23 BIGGS,N. 12 RIVERS,D. 52 HAYES,W. 50 CORDERS,J. 58 SWINNIE,C. 10 MIDDLETON,D. 90 HOLMAN,J. 33 BYNUM,D. 32 JORDAN,D. 19 CHANDLER,A. 21 BLAKLEY,E. 54 MOORE,M. 22 MACK,J. 56 MARSHALL,C. 95 DAWSON,H. 51 DAWSON,M. 27 COATES,M. 62 MERRITT,M. 75 JONES,Q. 35 MITCHELL,J. 44 JOHNSON,T. 53 REAVES,J. 96 HART,D. 31 NOBLE JR,W. 63 DORSEY Jr,K. 29 PEOPLES,M. 42 WEDLOCK,J. 24 IRIZARRY,D. 81 WRIGHT,S. 48 WRIGHT,S. 43 SWINDELL,D. 14 THOMAS,B. 15 MARCELLUS,R. 92 NEWTON,K. 25 JOHNSON,J. 41 ATKINS,L. 55 MCLELLAN,B. TM TEAM Total Opponents

|-------Tackles-------| Sol Ast Total

11 33 11 35 11 33 11 25 11 21 11 15 11 25 11 13 10 13 11 19 9 17 10 19 10 12 9 9 8 6 10 3 8 9 9 6 7 3 3 1 9 2 9 1 6 . 3 2 3 4 5 2 4 1 11 3 10 . 10 1 1 1 3 2 9 . 2 . 1 1 3 . 10 . 1 1 11 . 11 338 11 356

 95 

47 41 33 32 24 26 11 22 20 9 10 5 9 10 8 10 2 5 5 6 3 3 4 2 . 2 2 . 3 2 1 . 2 1 . 1 1 . . 362 376

80 76 66 57 45 41 36 35 33 28 27 24 21 19 14 13 11 11 8 7 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 . 700 732

|-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf 5.5-18 1.0-4 3-43 3 2.5-7 . . 2 7.0-23 1.0-0 1-4 3 13.0-56 6.5-33 1-0 4 7.0-36 2.0-22 . . 5.0-32 0.5-10 . 1 . 3-106 4 6.0-20 1.0-9 . 1 4.0-11 1.0-6 . 1 1.5-8 . . 1 0.5-5 . 2-5 3 . 1-5 . 6.5-29 3.5-22 . 2 1.0-12 . . . . . 1 . 1.0-5 1.0-5 . . 2.0-11 2.0-11 . . . . . . 1.5-5 1.5-5 . . 0.5-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0-4 1.0-4 . . . 1-9 . 0.5-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-288 22-127 12-172 26 79.0-284 21-136 10-70 23

1-0 1-0 . 2-0 . 2-35 1-0 . 1-0 1-19 1-0 . . . . 1-0 . . 1-0 . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-54 12-9

. 1 . 1 2 . . 2 1 1 . . . . 1 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 12

. . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 .


WSSU Rams 2006 Statistical Review Rushing Opponent Catawba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State

#26 McRae Car-Yds-TD 11-45-0 12-81-2 6-16-0 8-64-1 10-90-1 15-30-0 0-0-0 15-113-1 15-99-0 13-63-1 12-22-0

#20 Powell Car-Yds-TD 13-59-1 13-92-1 6-10-0 13-114-0 6-17-0 6-(-2)-0 13-11-0 12-99-0 7-28-0 2-5-0 2-(-1)-0

#28 Fluellen Car-Yds-TD 0-0-0 8-31-0 0-0-0 4-12-0 10-51-1 4-28-0 9-14-0 13-65-2 12-41-0 13-53-0 9-64-0

Passing Opponent Catawba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State

#04 Purvis A-C-Yds-TD-Int 8-2-14-0-1 9-5-75-1-0 20-10-116-0-0 13-6-116-0-2 18-4-95-0-2 13-7-78-1-1 15-4-84-0-1 7-6-42-1-0 14-4-119-0-1 9-3-67-1-0 18-9-144-1-1

Receiving Opponent Catawba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State

#80 Crawford Rec-Yds-TD None 1-31-1 None 1-26-0 None 3-47-1 1-19-0 4-71-0 2-49-0 1-19-0 3-74-0

#81 Wright Rec-Yds-TD None 1-11-0 2-43-0 2-16-0 1-45-0 None None 3-53-1 None 1-5-1 None

#08 Herring Rec-Yds-TD 1-12-0 2-14-0 3-51-0 2-56-0 1-9-0 None None None 1-15-0 None None

Returns Opponent Catawba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State

#80 Crawford (KR) No-Yds-Avg 3-54-18.0 1-2-2.0 5-40-8.0 3-51-17.0 1-19-19.0 None 2-24-12.0 1-3-3.0 1-4-4.0 2-23-11.5 2-51-25.5

#24 Irizarry (KR) No-Yds-Avg None None None None 1-6-6.0 1-35-35.0 None None 1-19-19.0 0-0-0 2-48-24

#24 Irizarry (PR) No-Yds-Avg None None None None 1-0-0 1-5-5.0 1-7-7.0 4-11-2.75 3-19-6.33 1-(1-)-(-1) 1-(-5)-(-5)

#11 Sherrod Punting A-C-Yds-TD-Int Opponent DNP Catawba DNP N.C. A&T 2-1-25-1-0 S.C. State DNP Florida A&M DNP Coastal Carolina 2-0-0-0-1 Howard DNP Bethune-Cookman 4-3-38-0-0 Savannah State DNP Hampton DNP Saint Augustine’s DNP Norfolk State

 96 

#42 Wedlock Car-Yds-TD 4-18-0 9-50-0 4-4-0 10-58-0 1-1-0 5-22-0 3-9-0 11-43-1 5-16-0 6-36-0 3-18-0

#4 Purvis Car-Yds-TD 10-(-3)-0 4-(-1)-0 8-2-0 8-27-2 13-74-0 10-38-0 10-(-16)-0 3-8-0 9-27-0 5-(-31)-0 12-51-0

#05 Oakley Field Goals Att-Avg-In20 Opponent 8-43.2-0 Catawba 1-40-0 N.C. A&T 5-45-2 S.C. State 3-40.7-1 Florida A&M 4-46.5-1 Coastal Carolina 7-37.4-3 Howard 9-49.3-0 Bethune-Cookman 1-52-0 Savannah State 5-44.2-0 Hampton 6-38.3-1 Saint Augustine’s 4-37.2-1 Norfolk State

#20 Powell Rec-Yds-TD 1-2-0 1-19-0 4-30-0 None 1-8-0 None 2-16-0 None None None 1-1-0

#88 Kinzer Rec-Yds-TD None None None None 1-16-0 4-37 None None None 1-7-0 2-29-0

#41 Atkins Car-Yds-TD 1-8-0 2-19-0 0-0-0 2-(-3)-0 0-0-0 1-(-1)-0 2-8-0 2-0-0 1-(-1)-0 1-0-0 2-9-0

#05 Oakley Yds Att (bold=good) None 28, 35 39, 46 40, 37, 36 None None 27, 29 48 36 24, 35 None

#14 Thomas Rec-Yds-TD None None None None None None None 1-12-0 None None 2-33-1


WSSU Rams 2006 Statistical Review Tackles Opponent Catwaba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State

#42 Griffin UT-AT-Tot 3-5-8 1-3-4 3-5-8 3-5-8 2-5-7 2-5-7 3-8-11 7-1-8 4-2-6 3-3-6 2-5-7

#23 Biggs UT-AT-Tot 2-5-7 1-5-6 5-5-10 5-1-6 2-8-10 1-1-2 2-3-5 1-0-1 5-9-14 4-1-5 7-3-10

#12 Rivers UT-AT-Tot 2-1-3 3-4-7 5-5-10 2-1-3 1-2-3 1-5-6 3-4-7 5-0-5 3-5-8 4-4-8 4-2-6

#52 Hayes UT-AT-Tot 2-5-7 1-4-5 6-3-9 0-4-4 3-3-6 4-5-9 2-2-4 3-0-3 2-3-5 1-3-4 1-0-1

#50 Corders UT-AT-Tot 2-0-2 0-1-1 2-2-4 1-1-2 2-3-5 1-2-3 8-4-12 0-2-2 1-1-2 3-6-9 1-2-3

#58 Swinnie UT-AT-Tot 1-3-4 0-0-0 2-0-2 2-7-9 0-4-4 4-3-7 1-3-4 1-0-1 1-4-5 1-2-3 2-0-2

Tackles Opponent Catwaba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State

#10 Middleton UT-AT-Tot 4-1-5 2-1-3 3-0-3 5-0-5 3-1-4 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-1-2 2-2-4 1-2-3 2-1-3

#90 Holman UT-AT-Tot 0-3-3 - 1-1-2 1-4-5 0-1-1 3-3-6 0-1-1 1-1-2 3-3-6 3-4-7 1-1-2

#33 Bynum UT-AT-Tot DNP 1-6-7 1-2-3 1-1-2 2-0-2 3-4-7 1-1-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-3-4 3-1-4

#32 Jordan UT-AT-Tot 4-0-4 2-0-2 4-0-4 4-1-5 0-3-3 1-3-4 - 2-0-2 0-1-1 2-1-3 -

#19 Chandler UT-AT-Tot DNP 2-0-2 1-0-1 1-1-2 3-4-7 2-3-5 3-0-3 DNP 2-1-3 3-0-3 0-1-1

#21 Blakley UT-AT-Tot 1-0-0 DNP 1-1-2 2-0-2 2-1-3 5-2-7 1-0-1 5-1-6 1-0-1 1-0-1

Tackles Opponent Catwaba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State

#54 Moore UT-AT-Tot - 1-1-2 - 1-2-3 2-2-4 1-0-1 2-1-3 1-0-1 3-1-4 1-2-3 DNP

#22 Mack UT-AT-Tot - 0-2-2 2-1-3 1-2-3 3-2-5 0-1-1 1-1-2 DNP DNP 2-0-2 0-1-1

#56 Marshall UT-AT-Tot 1-3-4 1-2-3 0-1-1 2-1-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 - DNP DNP DNP

#95 Dawson, H. UT-AT-Tot 0-3-3 2-2-4 - 1-3-4 0-1-1 - - - DNP 0-1-1 -

#27 Coates UT-AT-Tot 1-0-1 1-3-4 - 1-0-1 - 1-0-1 DNP 1-1-2 DNP - 1-1-2

#51 Dawson, M. UT-AT-Tot DNP DNP 1-0-1 0-1-1 2-1-3 1-0-1 DNP 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 2-0-2

Turnover Chart Opponent Catawba N.C. A&T S.C. State Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard Bethune-Cookman Savannah State Hampton Saint Augustine’s Norfolk State Total

Turnovers Gained Fum 2 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 13

Turnovers Lost Int 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 3 12

Tot 3 2 1 3 2 3 3 1 0 4 3 25

Fum 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 12

Int 1 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 10

 97 

Tot (+/-) 2 (+1) 1 (+1) 2 (-1) 3 (Even) 3 (-1) 2 (+1) 1 (+2) 2 (-1) 1 (-1) 2 (+2) 3 (Even) 22 (+3)


WSSU Rams 2006 Statistical Review WSSU In Their Opponent’s Red Zone Date Opponent 8/26 9/02 9/09 9/23 9/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04 11/18

Times Res Score

at Catawba at N.C. A&T S. Carolina State at Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard at Bethune-Cookman at Savannah State at Hampton Saint Augustine’s at Norfolk State Totals 22 of 36 (61.1%)

L W L L L W L W L W L 36

7-21 41-14 6-35 21-25 12-31 12-0 6-10 38-6 3-13 26-6 14-31 22

Times Total In RZ Scored Pts 21 6 1 6 3 0 2 6 4 3 3 129

7 6 0 3 1 0 2 5 1 2 1 16

1 34 0 21 6 0 6 35 3 10 7 13

Rush TDs

Pass FGs ---- Failed to score inside RZ ---TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game

1 4 0 3 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 3

0 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5

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

1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opponents Inside WSSU’s Red-Zone Date Opponent 8/26 9/02 9/09 9/23 9/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04 11/18

Times Res Score

at Catawba at N.C. A&T S. Carolina State at Florida A&M Coastal Carolina Howard at Bethune-Cookman at Savannah State at Hampton Saint Augustine’s at Norfolk State Totals 23 of 26 (88.5%)

L W L L L W L W L W L 26

7-21 41-14 6-35 21-25 12-31 12-0 6-10 38-6 3-13 26-6 14-31 23

Times Total In RZ Scored Pts 3 2 5 3 3 1 3 0 2 1 3 142

3 2 5 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 3 18

21 14 35 18 17 0 10 0 10 0 17 13

Rush Pass FGs ---- Failed to score inside RZ ---TDs TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game 3 2 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 5

3 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5

0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2006 Game-By-Game Starters Offensive

TE

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

QB

RB

FB

X-WR

Z-WR

at Catawba

S. Wright

M. Champaign

J. Mobley

M. Helton

C. Williams

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

T. Powell

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

at North Carolina A&T

S. Wright

M. Champaign

J. Mobley

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

T. Powell

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

South Carolina State

S. Wright

A. Adams

J. Mobley

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

T. Powell

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

at Florida A&M

S. Wright

M. Champaign

J. Mobley

C. Williams

J. Blanks

B. Barbour

M. Purvis

B. McRae

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

Coastal Carolina

S. Wright

M. Champaign

J. Mobley

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

B. McRae

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

Howard

S. Wright

M. Champaign

J. Mobley

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

B. McRae

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

at Bethune-Cookman

S. Wright

M. Champaign

J. Mobley

M. Helton

C. Williams

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

T. Powell

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

at Savannah State

S. Wright

M. Champaign

C. Williams

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

B. McRae

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

at Hampton

S. Wright

M. Champaign

C. Williams

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

J. Sherrod

B. McRae

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

Saint Augustine’s

S. Wright

M. Champaign

C. Williams

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

B. McRae

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

at Norfolk State

S. Wright

M. Champaign

C. Williams

M. Helton

B. Barbour

J. Blanks

M. Purvis

B. McRae

J. Wedlock

B. Herring

J. Crawford

Defensive

LDE

NG

RDE

LS OLB MLB OLB

RS

RCB

FS

LCB

at Catawba

J. Holman M. Merritt

M. Moore

N. Biggs

T. Griffn

C. Marshall

J. Corders

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

J. Mitchell

T. Johnson

at North Carolina A&T

Q. Jones

J. Holman

J. Holman

D. Jordan

C. Swinnie

T. Griffin

H. Dawson

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

South Carolina State

Q. Jones

J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

C. Marshall

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

at Florida A&M

H. Dawson J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

Coastal Carolina

H. Dawson J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

Howard

H. Dawson J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

at Bethune-Cookman

M. Moore

J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

A. Chandler

at Savannah State

H. Dawson J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

at Hampton

H. Dawson J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

Saint Augustine’s

H. Dawson J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

at Norfolk State

H. Dawson J. Holman

W. Hayes

D. Jordan

J. Corders

T. Griffin

C. Swinnie

D. Rivers

D. Middleton

N. Biggs

T. Johnson

 98 


WSSU Rams 2006 Statistical Review WSSU Individual Single Game Highs

Miscellaneous Statistics

Scoring

Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers

Touchdowns 2 Brandon McRae at N.C. A&T Monte Purvis at Florida A&M Rod Fluellen at Savannah State TD Rushes 2 Brandon McRae at N.C. A&T Monte Purvis at Florida A&M Rod Fluellen at Savannah State TD Passes 1 Monte Purvis six times Justin Sherrod vs. South Carolina State TD Receptions 1 Josh Crawford at N.C. A&T and vs. Howard Brad Herring vs. South Carolina State Stan Wright at Savannah State and vs. St. Aug Brent Thomas at Norfolk State Field Goals 2 Marvin Umanzor at N.C. A&T Chad Oakley at Bethune-Cookman Offense Rushes 16 Yards Rushing 114 Long Rush 54 Pass attempts 20 Pass completions 10 Yards Passing 144 Long Pass 48 Receptions 4 Yards Receiving 74 Long Reception 48

Brandon McRae at Savannah State Tionti Powell at Florida A&M Brent Thomas vs. South Carolina State Monte Purvis vs. South Carolina State Monte Purvis vs. South Carolina State Monte Purvis at Norfolk State Monte Purvis at Florida A&M Tionti Powell vs. South Carolina State Jonathan Kinzer vs. Howard Josh Crawford at Savannah State Josh Crawford at Norfolk State Brad Herring at Florida A&M

Defense Tackles 14 Sacks 2.0 Tackles For Loss 4.0 Interceptions 1

Nathaniel Biggs at Hampton William Hayes vs. South Carolina State Mario Dawson vs. Coastal Carolina William Hayes vs. South Carolina State DeRon Middleton three time Thadeus Griffin three times Alex Chandler three times Demetrius Rivers at Catawba Ernest Blakley at Bethune-Cookman Wayne Noble, Jr. at Savannah State William Hayes at Norfolk State

Special Teams Long Field Goal 48 Punts 9 Punting Avg. 52.0 Long Punt 55 Long Punt Return 13 Long Kickoff Return 36

Chad Oakley at Savannah State Chad Oakley at Bethune-Cookman Chad Oakley at Savannah State Chad Oakley at Catawba and at Hampton David Irizarry at Hampton Josh Crawford at Norfolk State

WSSU Team Single Game Highs Scoring Points Scored 41 TD Rushes 4 TD Passes 1

at N.C. A&T at N.C. A&T at Savannah State vs. Six Opponents

Offense Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play First Downs

59 306 6.0 23 11 157 14.3 70 463 6.6 26

at Savannah State at Savannah State at Florida A&M vs. South Carolina State vs. South Carolina State at Savannah State at Savannah State at Savannah State at Savannah State at Savannah State at Savannah State

75 38 46 5 3 2 3 1

vs. Coastal Carolina vs. South Carolina State at North Carolina A&T vs. Saint Augustine’s at Norfolk State vs. Four Opponents at Florida A&M vs. South Carolina State

Defense Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks By Interceptions By Forced Fumbles Fumbles Recovered Blocked Kicks

9 118 3

vs. South Carolina State vs. Saint Augustine’s vs. Three Opponents

Opponent Individual Single Game Highs Scoring Touchdowns TD Rushes TD Passes TD Receptions Field Goals

3 3 4 2 2

K. Fisher at Catawba K. Fisher at Catawba Tyler Thigpen vs. Coastal Carolina J. Simpson vs. Coastal Carolina Andrew Paterini at Hampton

Offense Rushes Yards Rushing Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving Long Reception

26 170 55 29 19 279 71 10 114 71

Monte Anthony at Norfolk State William Ford vs. South Carolina State William Ford vs. South Carolina State Duane Smith vs. Saint Augustine’s Tyler Thigpen vs. Coastal Carolina Tyler Thigpen vs. Coastal Carolina Casey Hansen at Norfolk State Roosevelt Kiser at Florida A&M Willie Hayward at Florida A&M Emery Sammons at Norfolk State

Defense Tackles 14 Sacks 2.0 Tackles For Loss 3.0 Interceptions 1

T. Newton at Savannah State R. Ellington at Catawba Dannel Shepphard at Florida A&M Taurean Charles at Bethune-Cookman Nine Players From Six Different Teams

Special Teams Long Field Goal 44 Punts 7 Punting Avg 46.3 Long Punt 71 Long Punt Return 60 Long Kickoff Return 36

Andrew Paterini at Hampton Dennis Wiehberg vs. Howard Adam Ward at Bethune-Cookman Antonio Gomez at Norfolk State J. Blanchard at Hampton Eric Weems at Bethune-Cookman M. Decembert vs. Howard

Opponent Team Single Game Highs

(Since The NCAA Division I Transition) Kickoff Return For A Touchdown WSSU: Opp:

None None

Punt Return For A Touchdown WSSU: Opp:

None None

Blocked A Kick (Non Punt): WSSU: Opp:

None None

Blocked A Punt WSSU: Opp:

None None

Safety WSSU: Opp:

11/04/06 vs. Saint Augustine’s (TEAM) None

Blocked Punt For A Touchdown WSSU: Opp:

None None

Interception Return For A Touchdown WSSU: Opp:

11/18/06 at Norfolk State (DeRon Middleton, 39 yds.) None

Fumble Return For A Touchdown:

Scoring Points Scored TD Rushes TD Passes

The Last Time It Happened...

35 5 4

vs. South Carolina State vs. South Carolina State vs. Coastal Carolina

49 334 6.8 35 22 279 10.7 67 467 7.1 23

vs. South Carolina State vs. South Carolina State vs. South Carolina State at Florida A&M at Florida A&M vs. Coastal Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina vs. South Carolina State vs. South Carolina State vs. Coastal Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina

93 45 48 6 2

at Savannah State at Savannah State at Savannah State at Bethune-Cookman vs. Three Opponents

WSSU: Opp:

10/07/06 vs. Howard (Corey Swinnie, 35 yds.) 11/18/06 at Norfolk State (Dustin Jenkins, 0 yds.)

Offense Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play First Downs Defense Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks By Interceptions By

Forced Fumbles 2 Fumbles Recovered 2 Interceptions By 2 Blocked Kicks -

vs. Four Opponents vs. Four Opponents at Florida A&M vs. Coastal Carolina vs. Howard None

12 143 4

WSSU Opp:

10/21/2006 at Savannah State (306 yards) 9/2/2006 vs. S.C. State (334 yards)

Two 100-Yard Rushers In A Game WSSU: Opp:

None None

300 Passing Yards WSSU: Opp:

None None

400 Passing Yards WSSU: Opp:

None None

40 Pass Attempts WSSU: Opp:

None None

25 Pass Completions

Miscellaneous Statistics Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers

300 Rushing Yards

vs. Three Opponents vs. South Carolina State vs. Saint Augustine’s

WSSU: Opp:

None None

Multiple Defensive TD’s In One Game WSSU: Opp:

 99 

None None


MEAC 2006 Statistical Review MEAC Final 2006 Standings

Conference Points Overall Points Team W L T For Opp Pct W L T For Opp Pct Hampton Delaware State South Carolina St Florida A&M Morgan State Howard BethuneCookman Norfolk State North Carolina A&T

7 6 6 5 4 4 3 1 0

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 7 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

290 207 228 213 160 139 220 159 93

92 141 137 233 166 150 207 242 341

.875 .750 .750 .625 .500 .500 .375 .125 .000

10 8 7 7 5 5 5 4 0

2 3 4 4 6 6 6 7 11

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

410 335 298 273 199 180 314 251 114

174 192 204 327 242 237 249 289 475

.833 .727 .636 .636 .455 .455 .455 .364 .000

2006 MEAC Team Statistics SCORING OFFENSE G

TD

XP

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

52 44 43 40 33 33 26 24 23 17

48 39 38 37 27 25 20 19 19 12

SCORING DEFENSE G

TD

XP

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

23 25 25 25 31 30 34 37 45 66

18 21 20 20 24 26 25 28 39 59

PASS OFFENSE G

Att

Cmp

Int Pct

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

325 297 285 291 214 193 283 230 257 155

195 167 148 187 121 101 128 116 120 64

8 5 16 5 4 9 19 10 13 10

PASS DEFENSE G

Att

Cmp

Int Pct

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

313 253 262 267 277 214 263 219 283 280

151 121 138 139 153 112 145 136 166 158

16 10 9 14 10 5 13 4 12 8

KICKOFF RETURNS G

Ret

Yds

TD

Avg

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

36 29 52 35 40 42 41 43 61 33

910 652 1159 730 794 830 764 786 1011 481

1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

25.3 22.5 22.3 20.9 19.9 19.8 18.6 18.3 16.6 14.6

PUNTING G

No

Yards

Avg

Ret

Yds

Avg

Net/P

Winston-Salem State 1. Hampton 2. Florida A&M 3. Norfolk State 4. BethuneCookman 5. Delaware State 6. North Carolina A&T 7. Howard 8. Morgan State 9. South Carolina St

53 44 45 43 42 54 63 60 54 40

2277 1671 1774 1574 1417 1880 2299 1965 1760 1226

43.0 38.0 39.4 36.6 33.7 34.8 36.5 32.8 32.6 30.6

26 14 16 25 8 20 32 21 28 12

307 140 226 169 52 144 415 174 259 158

11.8 3.2 5.0 3.9 1.2 2.7 6.6 2.9 4.8 4.0

37.2 34.8 34.4 32.7 32.5 32.1 29.9 29.9 27.8 26.7

Hampton Delaware State BethuneCookman South Carolina St Florida A&M Norfolk State Morgan State Winston-Salem State Howard North Carolina A&T

Hampton Delaware State Winston-Salem State South Carolina St Howard Morgan State BethuneCookman Norfolk State Florida A&M North Carolina A&T

Florida A&M BethuneCookman Norfolk State Hampton Delaware State South Carolina St North Carolina A&T Morgan State Howard Winston-Salem State

Hampton Florida A&M Howard BethuneCookman Delaware State Norfolk State South Carolina St North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem State Morgan State

Hampton Delaware State Florida A&M South Carolina St Norfolk State BethuneCookman Howard Morgan State North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem State

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

2XP DXP 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2XP DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

60.0 56.2 51.9 64.3 56.5 52.3 45.2 50.4 46.7 41.3

48.2 47.8 52.7 52.1 55.2 52.3 55.1 62.1 58.7 56.4

FG 16 10 6 7 14 8 5 7 7 0 FG

Saf Pts 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0

410 335 314 298 273 251 199 186 180 114

Saf Pts

Avg 34.2 30.5 28.5 27.1 24.8 22.8 18.1 16.9 16.4 10.4 Avg

6 7 7 10 9 10 6 11 4 6

0 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 2 1

174 192 192 204 237 242 249 289 327 475

14.5 17.5 17.5 18.5 21.5 22.0 22.6 26.3 29.7 43.2

Yds

Avg

TD

Yds/G

2352 2230 2166 2122 1420 1349 1342 1295 1255 928

7.2 7.5 7.6 7.3 6.6 7.0 4.7 5.6 4.9 6.0

20 20 10 20 12 11 9 9 12 6

213.8 202.7 196.9 176.8 129.1 122.6 122.0 117.7 114.1 84.4

Yds

Avg

TD

Yds/G

1631 1555 1585 1751 1767 1797 1848 1902 1956 2053

5.2 6.1 6.0 6.6 6.4 8.4 7.0 8.7 6.9 7.3

15 11 9 20 9 18 13 19 10 17

135.9 141.4 144.1 159.2 160.6 163.4 168.0 172.9 177.8 186.6

TURNOVER MARGIN G 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 6. 8. 9.

Delaware State South Carolina St Hampton Morgan State Winston-Salem State BethuneCookman Howard Florida A&M Norfolk State North Carolina A&T

11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

|Gained| Fum Int Tot 17 16 10 14 13 9 10 5 8 10

|Lost| Fum

Int

Tot Mar Per/G

10 13 16 8 12 14 9 10 5 4

27 29 26 22 25 23 19 15 13 14

7 5 11 11 12 21 14 15 6 9

4 9 5 10 10 5 13 8 16 19

11 14 16 21 22 26 27 23 22 28

+16 +15 +10 +1 +3 3 8 8 9 14

RUSHING OFFENSE G

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Yds/G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

498 366 465 421 471 403 357 369 374 370

2663 2104 2033 2101 1987 1743 1473 1469 1145 1033

5.3 5.7 4.4 5.0 4.2 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.1 2.8

27 25 10 28 15 16 12 20 20 8

242.1 191.3 184.8 175.1 180.6 158.5 133.9 133.5 104.1 93.9

Rushes

Yards

Avg

TD

Yds/G

358 379 394 442 392 416 427 442 421 463

1158 1287 1352 1627 1516 1518 1549 2057 2374 2891

3.2 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.9 3.6 3.6 4.7 5.6 6.2

13 12 11 8 13 19 15 17 30 42

105.3 117.0 122.9 135.6 137.8 138.0 140.8 187.0 215.8 262.8

South Carolina St Delaware State Howard Hampton Winston-Salem State Morgan State Florida A&M BethuneCookman Norfolk State North Carolina A&T

11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

RUSHING DEFENSE G 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Winston-Salem State Morgan State South Carolina St Hampton BethuneCookman Howard Delaware State Norfolk State Florida A&M North Carolina A&T

11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

TOTAL OFFENSE G

Rush Pass Plays

Yards

Avg/P

TD

Yds/G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

2663 2101 1473 1469 2104 1145 2033 1743 1987 1033

691 712 682 666 580 659 722 633 626 653

4012 4223 3825 3699 3524 3311 3288 3038 2915 2375

5.8 5.9 5.6 5.6 6.1 5.0 4.6 4.8 4.7 3.6

38 48 32 40 37 30 22 25 24 17

364.7 351.9 347.7 336.3 320.4 301.0 298.9 276.2 265.0 215.9

TOTAL DEFENSE G

Rush Pass Plys

Yards

Avg

TD

Yds/G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1627 1518 1158 1352 1516 1549 1287 2057 2374 2891

3258 3103 3114 3200 3267 3316 3340 3854 3929 4793

4.3 4.6 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.7 5.1 5.9 5.8 7.0

23 28 25 24 33 24 29 35 41 61

271.5 282.1 283.1 290.9 297.0 301.5 303.6 350.4 357.2 435.7

South Carolina St Hampton Florida A&M BethuneCookman Delaware State Norfolk State Howard Morgan State Winston-Salem State North Carolina A&T

Hampton Howard Winston-Salem State South Carolina St BethuneCookman Delaware State Morgan State Norfolk State Florida A&M North Carolina A&T

11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

1349 2122 2352 2230 1420 2166 1255 1295 928 1342

1631 1585 1956 1848 1751 1767 2053 1797 1555 1902

755 678 626 657 659 704 659 656 674 682

PUNT RETURNS G

Ret

Yds

TD

Avg

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

23 26 25 18 13 32 30 22 13 19

476 403 384 169 110 267 208 141 72 77

2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

20.7 15.5 15.4 9.4 8.5 8.3 6.9 6.4 5.5 4.1

Norfolk State Delaware State BethuneCookman Florida A&M South Carolina St Hampton Morgan State Howard North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem State

 100 

11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11

1.45 1.36 0.83 0.09 0.27 0.27 0.73 0.73 0.82 1.27


MEAC 2006 Statistical Review PASS EFFICIENCY G

Att

Cmp Pct

Int

Yds

TD

Effic

PENALTIES G

No

Yds

Avg/G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

291 297 325 214 193 285 230 257 144 283

187 167 195 121 101 148 116 120 64 128

5 5 8 4 9 16 10 13 10 19

2122 2230 2352 1420 1349 2166 1295 1255 928 1342

20 20 20 12 11 10 9 12 6 9

144.8 138.2 136.2 127.0 120.5 116.1 101.9 93.0 91.5 82.1

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

77 73 77 109 96 101 108 103 91 97

642 676 730 858 853 860 873 936 970 971

58.4 61.5 66.4 71.5 77.5 78.2 79.4 85.1 88.2 88.3

PASS DEF EFFICIENCY G

Att

Cmp

Int Pct

Yds

TD

Effic

OPPONENT PENALTIES G

No

Yds

Avg/G

1. Hampton 2. Florida A&M 3. Howard 4. Delaware State 5. South Carolina St Winston-Salem State 6. BethuneCookman 7. Morgan State 8. Norfolk State 9. North Carolina A&T RED ZONE OFFENSE G

313 253 262 277 263 283 267 280 214 219

151 121 138 153 145 166 139 158 112 136

16 10 9 10 13 12 14 8 5 4

1631 1555 1585 1767 1848 1956 1751 2053 1797 1902

15 11 9 9 13 10 20 17 18 19

97.6 105.9 108.0 112.3 120.6 119.9 121.4 132.3 146.0 160.0

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12

102 112 100 86 87 78 96 91 86 79

983 980 896 803 779 765 752 722 663 678

89.4 89.1 81.5 73.0 70.8 69.5 68.4 65.6 60.3 56.5

Int/ Downs/ Other

4THDN CONVERSIONS G

Conv

Att Pct

1/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 3/ 1/ 0/ 0/ 2/ 4/

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Hampton BethuneCookman Florida A&M Delaware State South Carolina St Norfolk State Morgan State Howard Winston-Salem State North Carolina A&T

Hampton 12 Delaware State 11 BethuneCookman 11 Florida A&M 11 Norfolk State 11 South Carolina St 11 Howard 11 Morgan State 11 Winston-Salem State 11 North Carolina A&T 11

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

RedZone Per 4754 3136 3440 3239 2936 3346 2232 1626 2236 1627

87.0 86.1 85.0 82.1 80.6 71.7 68.8 61.5 61.1 59.3

.643 .562 .600 .565 .523 .519 .504 .467 .413 .452

48.2 47.8 52.7 55.2 55.1 58.7 52.1 56.4 52.3 62.1

TDs

R/P

FGAT

Fumb/

35 25 29 22 23 27 15 13 16 16

22/13 19/6 19/10 11/11 20/3 23/4 9/6 7/6 13/3 7/9

1213 69 57 1014 68 610 79 36 611 03

3/ 1/ 2/ 0/ 1/ 0/ 2/ 3/ 2/ 1/

RED ZONE DEFENSE G RedZone Per

TDs

R/P

FGAT

Fumb/

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

20 29 18 20 14 19 23 23 18 48

16/4 21/8 13/5 14/6 8/6 8/11 10/13 12/11 13/5 38/10

814 49 913 510 813 69 66 811 55 45

2/ 1/ 1/ 2/ 1/ 0/ 2/ 2/ 1/ 0/

Howard 11 Florida A&M 11 Norfolk State 11 Delaware State 11 South Carolina St 11 Hampton 12 BethuneCookman 11 Morgan State 11 Winston-Salem State 11 North Carolina A&T 11

2841 3347 2738 2535 2230 2534 2939 3141 2326 5257

68.3 70.2 71.1 71.4 73.3 73.5 74.4 75.6 88.5 91.2

2/ 0/ 1/ 0/ 1/ 7/ 3/ 4/ 4/ 3/

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

0 1 1 3 0 1 3 0 1 0

North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem State Howard Hampton South Carolina St Norfolk State BethuneCookman Delaware State Florida A&M Morgan State

North Carolina A&T Morgan State Winston-Salem State South Carolina St BethuneCookman Delaware State Florida A&M Norfolk State Howard Hampton

Florida A&M BethuneCookman Delaware State Hampton South Carolina St Norfolk State North Carolina A&T Howard Winston-Salem State Morgan State

11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

Int/ Downs/ Other

OPP 4TH DN CONVERT G

1/ 2/ 2/ 0/ 0/ 1/ 4/ 1/ 1/ 0/

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

3/ 6/ 3/ 2/ 1/ 4/ 3/ 1/ 1/ 3/

1 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 1

Howard BethuneCookman Delaware State Norfolk State South Carolina St Winston-Salem State Florida A&M Hampton North Carolina A&T Morgan State

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11

5 7 6 6 10 6 6 5 5 5 Conv 5 5 6 4 7 6 9 10 10 8

83.3 70.0 66.7 42.9 40.0 37.5 35.3 33.3 29.4 22.7

Att Pct 18 15 16 10 16 14 18 18 17 13

27.8 33.3 37.5 40.0 43.8 42.8 50.0 55.6 58.8 61.5

FIRST DOWNS G

Rush Pass Pen

Total

3RD DN CONVERSIONS G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

115 140 76 90 111 78 96 103 68 77

13 16 22 16 23 16 12 19 22 17

229 210 208 203 193 184 169 161 157 149

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

OPPONENT 1ST DOWNS G

Rush Pass Pen

Total

OPP 3RD DN CONVERT G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

74 85 76 74 80 85 92 105 115 143

80 79 91 85 86 82 75 65 68 80

172 176 178 180 182 186 194 196 207 234

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Sacks

Yards

FIELD GOALS G Made

Att Pct

34 31 30 30 28 26 22 13 11 9

238 213 177 180 198 136 127 83 96 55

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

21 15 9 22 13 12 13 13 10 3

Sacks

Yards

PAT KICKING G Made

Att Pct

11 17 19 20 21 21 21 24 31 33

69 109 133 100 170 139 136 130 219 252

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

29 41 40 52 22 43 21 28 22 16

Hampton South Carolina St Florida A&M BethuneCookman Howard Norfolk State Delaware State Winston-Salem State North Carolina A&T Morgan State

South Carolina St Howard Winston-Salem State Morgan State Delaware State BethuneCookman Hampton Norfolk State Florida A&M North Carolina A&T

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11

SACKS BY G 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Hampton Howard BethuneCookman Morgan State Norfolk State South Carolina St Winston-Salem State Delaware State Florida A&M North Carolina A&T

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

SACKS AGAINST G 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

Delaware State Florida A&M South Carolina St Howard North Carolina A&T Morgan State Winston-Salem State Hampton Norfolk State BethuneCookman

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11

101 54 110 97 59 90 61 39 67 55

18 12 11 21 16 19 27 26 24 11

BethuneCookman Florida A&M Hampton Norfolk State Howard South Carolina St Morgan State Winston-Salem State North Carolina A&T Delaware State

Hampton Howard Florida A&M BethuneCookman Morgan State Delaware State Winston-Salem State Norfolk State South Carolina St North Carolina A&T

Hampton Delaware State BethuneCookman Florida A&M Norfolk State Howard South Carolina St Winston-Salem State Morgan State North Carolina A&T

Florida A&M BethuneCookman South Carolina St Hampton Morgan State Delaware State Howard Norfolk State Winston-Salem State North Carolina A&T

 101 

11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

Conv

6 10 9 14 25 16 17 15 17 22

71 61 59 50 59 48 42 40 42 34 Conv 51 48 46 54 54 61 51 53 60 56

16 10 6 14 8 7 7 7 5 0

27 38 37 48 20 39 19 25 19 12

Att Pct 138 141 138 131 158 131 135 131 139 117

51.4 43.3 42.8 38.2 37.3 36.6 31.1 30.5 30.2 29.1

WSSU’s Record In 2006 When… Playing during the day . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Playing at night (6:00 pm) . . . . . . . 1-4 WSSU scores on 1st possession. . . . . 4-3 Opponent scores on 1st possession . . . 0-3 Leading after first quarter . . . . . . . . 4-2 Trailing after first quarter . . . . . . . . 0-4 Tied after first quarter . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Leading after second quarter . . . . . . 4-2 Trailing after second quarter . . . . . . 0-5 Tied after second quarter . . . . . . . . 0-0 Leading after third quarter . . . . . . . 4-2 Trailing after third quarter . . . . . . . . 0-5 Tied after third quarter . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Overtime games . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 WSSU out-rushes opponent . . . . . . 4-4 WSSU out-rushed . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 WSSU has a 100-yd rusher . . . . . . . 1-2 Opponent has a 100-yd rusher . . . . . 0-2 Tied in rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 WSSU out-passes opponent . . . . . . 2-1 WSSU out-passed . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 WSSU scores first . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 WSSU scored on first . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 WSSU wins possession time . . . . . . 4-2 WSSU trails possession time . . . . . . 0-5 WSSU has more penalties . . . . . . . 2-1 Opponent has more penalties . . . . . . 2-6 WSSU has more turnovers . . . . . . . 0-4 Opponent has more turnovers . . . . . 4-3 WSSU returns a kick for TD . . . . . . . 0-0

Att Pct

Opponent returns a kick for TD . . . . . 0-0

165 145 128 140 140 153 129 132 147 114

WSSU defense scores . . . . . . . . . 2-1

30.9 33.1 35.9 38.6 38.6 39.9 39.5 40.2 40.8 49.1

.762 .667 .667 .636 .615 .583 .538 .538 .500 .000

.931 .927 .925 .923 .909 .907 .905 .893 .863 .750

Opponent’s defense scores . . . . . . . 0-1 WSSU wins the coin toss . . . . . . . . 4-3 Opponent wins the coin toss . . . . . . 0-4 WSSU vs. Division I-AA teams . . . . . 3-6 WSSU vs. Division II teams . . . . . . . 1-1 WSSU vs. AFCA Top-25 (I-AA) . . . . . 0-2 WSSU vs. AFCA Top-25 (Div. II) . . . . . 0-0 WSSU on Natural Grass . . . . . . . . 4-7 WSSU on Artificial Turf . . . . . . . . . 0-0 WSSU in August . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 WSSU in September . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 WSSU in October . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 WSSU in November . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 WSSU at Bowman Gray Stadium . . . . 2-2 WSSU on the road . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 WSSU at neutral sites . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 WSSU in North Carolina . . . . . . . . 3-3


MEAC 2006 Statistical Review TIME OF POSSESSION G Total Time Avg/G

ALL PURPOSE

Team

Cl G

Rush

Rcv PR

KR

Yds

Avg/G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

1. KISER,Roosevelt 2. WEEMS,Eric 3. MARC,Emmanuel 4. BAKER,DeShawn 5. FORD,William 6. SAMMONS,Emery 7. SIMPSON,Chad 8. COLEMAN,Alonzo 9. MCDANIEL,M 10. MCBRIDE,Shaheer

FAMU BCC DSU SCSU SCSU NSU MSU HAM HAM DSU

SR SR SR SR FR SR JR SR SR JR

55 145 1230 1289 752 2 795 1052 34 58

647 918 129 63 66 639 13 28 786 852

169 331 0 0 0 223 0 0 239 0

821 14 0 0 517 258 310 0 0 0

1692 1408 1359 1352 1335 1122 1118 1080 1059 910

153.8 128.0 123.5 122.9 121.4 102.0 101.6 98.2 88.2 82.7

Int

Yds

TD

6 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2

25 65 98 88 68 58 42 16 0 85

0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

Florida A&M Winston-Salem State Morgan State South Carolina St Howard Norfolk State BethuneCookman North Carolina A&T Hampton Delaware State

11 370:51 11 342:08 11 339:23 11 330:28 11 329:35 11 321:18 11 321:04 11 319:40 12 348:04 11 311:46

KICKOFF COVERAGE G

No

33:42 31:10 30:51 30:02 29:57 29:12 29:11 29:03 29:00 28:20 Yards

TD

Avg

1. South Carolina St 11 52 703 0 13.5 2. Delaware State 11 55 936 1 17.0 3. Morgan State 11 33 600 0 18.2 4. Norfolk State 11 38 717 0 18.9 Winston-Salem State 11 30 581 0 19.4 5. BethuneCookman 11 42 852 0 20.3 6. Hampton 12 63 1311 0 20.8 7. Florida A&M 11 45 938 0 20.8 8. Howard 11 35 763 0 21.8 9. North Carolina A&T 11 22 651 0 29.6 *Though WSSU was not a member of the MEAC in 2006, the previous Information is where the Rams WOULD have placed last season.

2006 MEAC Individual Statistics RUSHING

Team

Cl G

Att

Yds

Avg

TD

Yds/G

Long

1. BAKER,DeShawn 2. MARC,Emmanuel 3. COLEMAN,Alonzo 4. SIMPSON,Chad 5. FERGUSON,Mike 6. FORD,William 7. BEVERLY,Kevin 8. ANTHONY,Monte’ 9. RUTHERFORD,A 10. HENRY,Deitric

SCSU DSU HAM MSU NCAT SCSU HAM NSU HOW FAMU

SR SR SR JR SO FR JR SR SR FR

204 187 158 147 141 112 134 144 115 70

1289 1230 1052 795 631 752 746 586 504 414

6.3 6.6 6.7 5.4 4.5 6.7 5.6 4.1 4.4 5.9

9 12 12 9 4 10 12 8 4 2

117.2 111.8 95.6 72.3 70.1 68.4 62.2 53.3 50.4 46.0

70 73 65 60 75 59 29 34 31 41

Yds

TD

Avg/G

1986 2166 1750 1171 1224 1091 1139 1094 924 148

18 10 17 10 10 11 9 9 5 2

198.6 196.9 159.1 117.1 111.3 109.1 103.5 99.5 92.4 14.8

11 11 11 11 9 11 12 11 10 9

PASSING AVG/GAME

Team

Cl G

Att

Cmp

Int Pct

1. CHESTER,Albert 2. HANSEN,Casey 3. SHEPHERD,P 4. WINTON,Vashon 5. MCCOY,Cleveland 6. RUCKER,Jarod 7. RUSSELL,Jimmie 8. CAMPBELL,Wayne 9. MELTON,Mario 10. DECEMBERT,M

FAMU NSU HAM DSU SCSU BCC BCC NCAT MSU HOW

JR JR SR SO JR JR JR FR SO SO

264 283 222 168 183 137 160 230 148 34

164 148 150 99 94 79 88 100 70 13

5 16 4 2 9 2 3 17 9 2

10 11 11 10 11 10 11 11 10 10

TOTAL OFFENSE

Team

Cl G

Rush Pass Plays

1. CHESTER,Albert 2. HANSEN,Casey 3. SHEPHERD,P 4. MCCOY,Cleveland 5. RUSSELL,Jimmie 6. WINTON,Vashon 7. RUCKER,Jarod 8. MELTON,Mario 9. BAKER,DeShawn 10. MARC,Emmanuel

FAMU NSU HAM SCSU BCC DSU BCC MSU SCSU DSU

JR JR SR JR JR SO JR SO SR SR

10 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 11 11

320 128 156 420 427 234 144 279 1289 1230

62.1 52.3 67.6 58.9 51.4 57.7 55.0 43.5 47.3 38.2 Total

Yds/G

1986 2166 1750 1224 1139 1171 1091 924 0 0

353 331 287 296 272 232 210 218 204 187

2306 2038 1906 1644 1566 1405 1235 1203 1289 1230

230.6 185.3 173.3 149.5 142.4 140.5 123.5 120.3 117.2 111.8

RECEPTIONS/GAME

Team

Cl G

Rec

Yds

TD

Avg/C

Rec/G

Long

1. WEEMS,Eric 2. KISER,Roosevelt 3. MCBRIDE,Shaheer 4. MCDANIEL,M 5. JONES,Onrea 6. HAYWARD,Willie 7. SUMMERS,J 8. CALLAHAM,James WALLS,Curtis 10. WOLFE,Rodrick

BCC FAMU DSU HAM HAM FAMU BCC NSU NCAT MSU

SR SR JR SR SR JR SR SR JR JR

11 11 11 12 12 11 9 11 11 9

69 63 55 59 57 49 38 42 42 29

918 647 852 786 679 674 464 572 477 498

9 5 11 14 5 5 4 1 1 6

13.3 10.3 15.5 13.3 11.9 13.8 12.2 13.6 11.4 17.2

6.27 5.73 5.00 4.92 4.75 4.45 4.22 3.82 3.82 3.22

79 86 73 55 36 44 49 59 38 61

RECEIVE YDS/GAME

Team

Cl G

Rec

Yds

TD

Avg/C

Yds/G

Long

1. WEEMS,Eric 2. MCBRIDE,Shaheer 3. MCDANIEL,M 4. HAYWARD,Willie 5. KISER,Roosevelt 6. SAMMONS,Emery 7. JONES,Onrea 8. WOLFE,Rodrick 9. CALLAHAM,James 10. SUMMERS,J

BCC DSU HAM FAMU FAMU NSU HAM MSU NSU BCC

SR JR SR JR SR SR SR JR SR SR

69 55 59 49 63 35 57 29 42 38

918 852 786 674 647 639 679 498 572 464

9 11 14 5 5 3 5 6 1 4

13.3 15.5 13.3 13.8 10.3 18.3 11.9 17.2 13.6 12.2

83.5 77.5 65.5 61.3 58.8 58.1 56.6 55.3 52.0 51.6

79 73 55 44 86 71 36 61 59 49

11 11 12 11 11 11 12 9 11 9

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11

INTERCEPTIONS

Team

Cl G

1. WILLIAMS,Bobbie 2. BAIN,Travarous 3. SWINTON,Derius BEACH,Jason 5. BANNISTER,C WHITEHEAD,T JACKSON,Rickey ELLERBE,Laquinn WILLIAMS,M 10. REEVES,Russell

BCC HAM HAM FAMU HAM NSU HOW SCSU BCC DSU

JR SR SR SO SR FR SO SO SR JR

11 12 12 11 12 9 11 10 10 11

PASS EFFICIENCY

Team

Cl G

Att

Cmp

Int Pct

1. SHEPHERD,P 2. RUCKER,Jarod 3. CHESTER,Albert 4. WINTON,Vashon 5. RUSSELL,Jimmie 6. HANSEN,Casey 7. MCCOY,Cleveland 8. MELTON,Mario 9. DECEMBERT,M 10. CAMPBELL,Wayne

HAM BCC FAMU DSU BCC NSU SCSU MSU HOW NCAT

SR JR JR SO JR JR JR SO SO FR

11 10 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 11

222 137 264 168 160 283 183 148 34 230

150 79 164 99 88 148 94 70 13 100

4 2 5 2 3 16 9 9 2 17

Yds

TD

Eff.

67.6 57.7 62.1 58.9 55.0 52.3 51.4 47.3 38.2 43.5

1750 1091 1986 1171 1139 2166 1224 924 148 1094

17 11 18 10 9 10 10 5 2 9

155.5 148.1 144.0 134.7 129.6 116.9 115.7 98.7 82.4 81.6

PUNT RETURN AVG

Team

Cl G

Ret

Yds

TD

Avg

Long

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

BCC DSU FAMU HAM MSU SCSU HOW

SR FR SR SR SO SO SR

11 11 11 12 10 10 10

19 19 17 28 22 12 12

331 221 169 239 140 76 72

1 1 0 0 0 0 0

17.4 11.6 9.9 8.5 6.4 6.3 6.0

67 61 40 40 25 21 29

WEEMS,Eric HUDSON,Brandon KISER,Roosevelt MCDANIEL,M WILSON,Jai HENRY,Dominique DUNCAN,Larry

KICK RETURN AVG

Team

Cl G

Ret

Yds

TD

Avg

Long

1. TEEL,Kevin 2. TUNSIL,Kadafi 3. FORD,William 4. KISER,Roosevelt 5. SIMPSON,Chad 6. COUNCIL,Corey 7. HOWARD,Rashad 8. YATES,Jeremy 9. MOORE,Leonard 10. SAMMONS,Emery

HAM DSU SCSU FAMU MSU BCC NSU NCAT HOW NSU

SO SR FR SR JR SO JR JR JR SR

23 15 20 33 14 31 26 24 22 14

718 408 517 821 310 659 536 481 412 258

1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

31.2 27.2 25.9 24.9 22.1 21.3 20.6 20.0 18.7 18.4

92 61 90 86 82 69 49 52 40 35

PUNTING

Team

Cl G Punts

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

FAMU HAM NSU NCAT BCC DSU HOW

JR FR SR SO FR JR FR

TAYLOR,Wesley BLANCHARD,J GOMEZ,Antonio WOODSON,Lee WARD,Adam BRITE,Josh WIEHBERG,Dennis

11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11

Yds

Avg

Long

11 12 11 11 11 11 11

43 41 41 60 39 54 38

1774 1628 1573 2263 1401 1880 1304

41.3 39.7 38.4 37.7 35.9 34.8 34.3

65 71 70 58 64 56 59

SCORING

Team

Cl G

TD

XPT

FG

1. PATERINI,Andrew 2. MCDANIEL,M 3. COLEMAN,Alonzo MARC,Emmanuel 5. BEVERLY,Kevin 6. TAYLOR,Wesley 7. MCBRIDE,Shaheer BAKER,DeShawn FORD,William 10. JONES,Daryl

HAM HAM HAM DSU HAM FAMU DSU SCSU SCSU NSU

SR SR SR SR JR JR JR SR FR JR

12 12 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11

0 15 12 12 13 0 11 11 11 10

48 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0

16 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0

SCORING (TDs)

Team

Cl G

TD

1. MCDANIEL,M 2. MARC,Emmanuel COLEMAN,Alonzo 4. BEVERLY,Kevin 5. FORD,William BAKER,DeShawn MCBRIDE,Shaheer 8. WEEMS,Eric JONES,Daryl 10. SIMPSON,Chad

HAM DSU HAM HAM SCSU SCSU DSU BCC NSU MSU

SR SR SR JR FR SR JR SR JR JR

15 12 12 13 11 11 11 10 10 9

 102 

12 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

Rush Pass 1 12 12 12 10 9 0 0 9 9

14 0 0 1 0 2 11 9 1 0

2XP Pts Pts/G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

96 90 72 72 78 69 66 66 66 60

8.0 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5

Ret PAT Pts Pts/G 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

90 72 72 78 66 66 66 60 60 54

7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.5 4.9


MEAC 2006 Statistical Review SCORING (KICK)

Team

Cl G PATs

FGs Pts Pts/G

SACKS

Team

Cl G Pos

1. PATERINI,Andrew 2. TAYLOR,Wesley 3. BRITE,Josh 4. GASTON,Michael 5. CORTEZ,Jesus 6. GOMEZ,Antonio 7. WIEHBERG,Dennis 8. SKEETE,Jonathan 9. CASTELLAT,J 10. VOSBURG,Ross

HAM FAMU DSU SCSU BCC NSU HOW MSU NSU NCAT

SR JR JR SR SR SR FR SO FR FR

1621 1422 812 710 69 712 711 510 11 02

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

HOW HOW HAM MSU BCC HAM MSU MSU BCC SCSU

SR SO JR JR JR SO SO FR JR FR

FIELD GOALS

Team

Cl G

FG

1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 9.

HAM FAMU DSU SCSU HOW NSU BCC MSU NSU

SR JR JR SR FR SR SR SO FR

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 9

16 14 8 7 7 7 6 5 1

21 22 12 10 11 12 9 10 1

FIELD GOAL PCT

Team

Cl G

FG

FGA

1. 2. 3. 5.

HAM SR DSU JR FAMU JR HOW FR NSU SR

16 8 14 7 7

21 12 22 11 12

PATERINI,Andrew TAYLOR,Wesley BRITE,Josh GASTON,Michael WIEHBERG,Dennis GOMEZ,Antonio CORTEZ,Jesus SKEETE,Jonathan CASTELLAT,J

PATERINI,Andrew BRITE,Josh TAYLOR,Wesley WIEHBERG,Dennis GOMEZ,Antonio

12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 9 11

12 11 11 11 11

4852 2729 3539 3740 3841 2124 1719 2022 44 47

96 69 59 58 56 42 38 35 7 4

FGA Pct 76.2 63.6 66.7 70.0 63.6 58.3 66.7 50.0 100.0

8.0 6.3 5.4 5.3 5.1 3.8 3.5 3.2 0.8 0.4

TACKLES FOR LOSS

Team

Cl G Pos

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

HOW HAM FAMU MSU HAM MSU BCC HOW BCC HAM

SR JR JR JR SR SO SR SO JR SR

76.2 66.7 63.6 63.6 58.3

Team

Cl G Made

Att Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

FAMU BCC SCSU HAM MSU DSU NSU

JR SR SR SR SO JR SR

29 41 40 52 22 39 24

93.1 92.7 92.5 92.3 90.9 89.7 87.5

Solo

Ast

Total

Avg/G

Sack

65 32 43 50 33 35 39 36 42 43 39 24 48 28 31 35 37 24 39 27 28 38 36 18 35 27 25 23 18 27 16 37 18 29 31 14 33 21 32 21 20 28 21 33 20 19 25 27 22 22

33 57 50 41 40 49 44 43 34 32 35 48 22 35 38 27 31 31 34 36 35 19 26 32 26 28 24 24 29 30 35 19 32 25 17 37 18 30 23 29 30 26 19 20 24 25 23 21 21 19

98 89 93 91 73 84 83 79 76 75 74 72 70 63 69 62 68 55 73 63 63 57 62 50 61 55 49 47 47 57 51 56 50 54 48 51 51 51 55 50 50 54 40 53 44 44 48 48 43 41

8.9 8.9 8.5 8.3 8.1 7.6 7.5 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.1

1.0 1.5 0.5 0.5 2.5 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.5 8.5 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 9.5 1.5 8.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 1.0 7.0 1.0 0.5 0.0

11 11 11 12 11 11 11

27 38 37 48 20 35 21

TACKLES (All positions) Player

Team

Cl G Pos

1. DURANT,Justin 2. WILDER,Vernon 3. LEAK,Darius 4. LOCKETT,Timothy 5. McCULLOUGH,Ro 6. DAVIS,Maguell 7. PEARCE,Danual 8. REEVES,Russell 9. KELLY,Tyrone 10. WILLIAMS,Bobbie 11. MEANS,Randell 12. MILLER,KenWon 13. BEACH,Jason 14. HEDGEPETH,J 15. DOWDY,Robert 16. JOHNSON,Wilbert 17. ROLAND,Travis 18. HEMPHILL,Davion 19. FAIR,Marlon 20. THORNTON,Andre CHARLES,Taurean 22. CLAIBORN,Thomas 23. ANDERSON,Dontae 24. COOPER,Endor 25. BAKER,Everett 26. TROTT,Jamel 27. SHEPPARD,Dannel 28. CLEMENT,Nick ROUSE,Kelly 30. ERBY,David 31. JEANPIERRE,T 32. GUYTON,Jerrell 33. MCMILLAN,Michae 34. COLBERT,Brandon 35. GREEN,Akeem 36. BRANTLEY,Jermai HARDIE,Rudolph MARSH,Dennis 39. LANGFORD,K 40. BALLOON,Josh REED,Patrick 42. SAPP,Demarius 43. WHITEHEAD,T 44. SWINTON,Derius 45. WHITE,Tony WOOTEN,Christop 47. FLOYD,Terrell NKRUMAH,Kofi 49. MCFADDEN,Marsha 50. HAMLIN,Markee

HAM FAMU MSU HOW BCC NSU HOW DSU DSU BCC HOW DSU FAMU NCAT HOW NCAT BCC NCAT HAM NCAT BCC HOW NSU HOW MSU DSU FAMU NCAT DSU SCSU NSU MSU FAMU NCAT DSU NCAT HOW NSU HAM BCC SCSU HAM NSU HAM SCSU FAMU MSU MSU SCSU SCSU

SR FR SR SR JR JR JR JR SR JR JR SR SO FR SR SR JR SO SR FR SR SR SR SO JR SR JR FR JR FR SR SO FR SO JR SR SR SO JR JR SR SR FR SR SO SR JR JR SO FR

11 10 11 11 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 10 11 9 12 11 11 10 11 9 11 10 9 9 9 11 10 11 10 11 10 11 11 11 12 11 11 12 9 12 10 10 11 11 10 10

LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB DB LB DB LB DB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB DB LB LB DB DB LB DB LB LB LB LB LB LB DB DE DE DL DE DE LB LB DB DE LB DT DL LB LB DB

DE LB DE DL DL LB LB DL LB LB

1.33 1.27 0.73 0.64 0.64 0.64 0.55 0.45 0.11

PAT KICKING PCT TAYLOR,Wesley CORTEZ,Jesus GASTON,Michael PATERINI,Andrew SKEETE,Jonathan BRITE,Josh GOMEZ,Antonio

11 9 12 11 11 11 11 10 11 11

FG/G

Long Pct. 47 49 47 34 47

HARDIE,Rudolph COOPER,Endor LANGFORD,K FLOYD,Terrell HUGHES,Rodney GOODE,Wakeem GUYTON,Jerrell ARMSTRONG,Rob ROLAND,Travis ERBY,David

HARDIE,Rudolph LANGFORD,K SHEPPARD,Dannel FLOYD,Terrell DURANT,Justin GUYTON,Jerrell CHARLES,Taurean COOPER,Endor HUGHES,Rodney BLIZZARD,Alden

11 12 9 11 11 11 11 9 11 11

FUMBLES FORCED

Team

Cl G

1. JOHNSON,Antonio 2. LOCKETT,Timothy GUYTON,Jerrell BALLOON,Josh HARDIE,Rudolph REED,Patrick NKRUMAH,Kofi 8. TROTT,Jamel GREEN,Akeem 10. LEAK,Darius

NCAT HOW MSU BCC HOW SCSU MSU DSU DSU MSU

JR SR SO JR SR SR JR SR JR SR

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 11

FUMBLES RCVD

Team

Cl G

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.

MSU DSU BCC HOW SCSU HOW HAM NCAT NSU DSU

SR JR JR SO SO SR SR JR JR SR

LEAK,Darius ROUSE,Kelly KING,Dennis COOPER,Endor WHITE,Tony CLAIBORN,Thomas BRYANT,Vernon YATES,Jeremy TWINE,Andre AMOAH,Kofi

11 9 11 9 10 10 11 11 11 11

PASSES DEFENDED

Team

Cl G

1. MONDS,James 2. AMOAH,Kofi YATES,Jeremy 4. BANNISTER,C BAIN,Travarous 6. TWINE,Andre 7. CLAIBORN,Thomas 8. CLARK,Gregory 9. WILLIAMS,Bobbie 10. WILLIAMS,M

BCC DSU NCAT HAM HAM NSU HOW FAMU BCC BCC

JR SR JR SR SR JR SR JR JR SR

 103 

11 11 11 12 12 11 10 9 11 10

Solo

Ast

Yds

Total

Avg/G

8 8 6 7 4 5 5 5 3 4

3 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 2 0

64 62 57 51 40 47 37 28 21 8

9.5 8.5 8.0 7.0 6.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 4.0

0.86 0.94 0.67 0.64 0.59 0.45 0.45 0.50 0.36 0.36

Solo

Ast

Yds

Total

Avg/G

DE DE LB DL LB LB DL LB LB DE

16 11 12 11 10 9 9 7 7 9

8 9 5 5 6 5 4 8 7 3

87 79 55 66 48 44 41 65 54 42

20.0 15.5 14.5 13.5 13.0 11.5 11.0 11.0 10.5 10.5

1.82 1.29 1.61 1.23 1.18 1.05 1.00 1.22 0.95 0.95

Num

Avg/G

4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2

0.36 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.20 0.20 0.18

Num

Avg/G

5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

0.45 0.33 0.27 0.22 0.20 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18

Brup

Int

Total

Avg/G

11 10 10 8 6 8 7 5 2 4

2 1 1 3 5 1 1 2 6 3

13 11 11 11 11 9 8 7 8 7

1.18 1.00 1.00 0.92 0.92 0.82 0.80 0.78 0.73 0.70


WSSU 2006 Participation Chart No

Name

GP/GS

CAT

NCAT

SCSU

FAMU

CCU

HOW

BCC

SSU

HAM

SAC

NSU

61 41 67 77 82 23 21 78 36 33 60 19 27 50 80 95 51 63 49 28 85 45 65 96 52 59 8 90 89 24 25 44 75 32 47 88 22 15 56 74 55 26 99 62 10 35 68 54 92 31 5 86 29 20 4 53 12 11 39 43 58 72 14 6 42 66 48 81

ADAMS,Anthony ATKINS,Leonard BARBOUR,Bennie BARNES,Jerome BAYNE,Bryant BIGGS,Nathaniel BLAKLEY,Ernest BLANKS,Joseph BLOUNT,Herman BYNUM,Darian CHAMPAIGN,Mike CHANDLER,Alex COATES,Marcus CORDERS,Juan CRAWFORD,Josh DAWSON,Hamid DAWSON,Mario DORSEY Jr,Kevin ELIASANT,Bendhi FLUELLEN,Rod FULLER,Nate GRIFFIN,Thad HAMMOND,Darrell HART,Detron HAYES,William HELTON,Michael HERRING,Brad HOLMAN,Jason HUBBARD,Javon IRIZARRY,David JOHNSON,Joseph JOHNSON,Tom JONES,Quentin JORDAN,Desmond KEARNEY,Shawn KINZER,Jonathan MACK,Jamaine MARCELLUS,Rich MARSHALL,Ched. MCDONALD,Thurman MCLELLAN,Brandon MCRAE,Brandon MEBANE,Tremaine MERRITT,Michael MIDDLETON,DeRon MITCHELL,Jared MOBLEY,John MOORE,Michael NEWTON,Keith NOBLE JR,Wayne OAKLEY,Chad PASS III,Orville PEOPLES,Marcus POWELL,Tionti PURVIS,Monte REAVES,Jeremy RIVERS,Demetrius SHERROD,Justin STEWART,Corey SWINDELL,Demetr SWINNIE,Corey TEASLEY,Lonnie THOMAS,Brent UMANZOR,Marvin WEDLOCK,Jon WILLIAMS,Clevel WRIGHT,Samuel WRIGHT,Stan

2/1 10/- 9/8 1/- 2/- 11/10 10/- 10/10 1/- 10/- 10/9 9/1 9/- 11/8 11/10 10/7 8/- 5/- 1/- 9/- 2/- 11/10 2/- 3/- 11/9 9/9 11/10 11/10 3/- 10/- 3/- 9/9 3/2 11/9 1/- 8/- 9/- 2/- 8/2 1/- 1/- 10/6 1/- 7/1 11/10 9/1 10/9 10/2 1/- 3/- 11/- 4/- 4/- 11/4 11/10 6/- 11/10 5/- 1/- 3/- 11/9 1/- 9/- 6/- 11/10 7/4 1/- 10/10

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Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Statistical History


WSSU Football Records Career Leaders:

Richard Huntley is WSSU's alltime leading rusher with 6,286 yards.

Tory Woodbury Is WSSU's alltime leading passer with 4,493 passing yards.

Joshua McGee is the WSSU career leader for passing completions.

Rushing Attempts Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Timmy Newsome 3. Marvin Morrison 4. Cornell Davis 5. Terrie Newkirk 6. Arrington Jones 7. Broderick Graves 8. Leonardo Horn 9. Eric Hendley 10. Martin Hicks

Years 1992-95 1976-79 1971-74 1970-73 1998-00 1977-80 1987-89 1983-86 1996-97 2002-05

Yds. 6,286 3,843 2,688 2,350 2,487 2,668 2,767 2,347 1,780 3,386

Rushing Yards Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Timmy Newsome 3. Martin Hicks 4. Broderick Graves 5. Marvin Morrison 6. Jerrick “Jed” Bines 7. Arrington Jones 8. Terrie Newkirk 9. Cornell Davis 10. Leonardo Horn

Years 1992-95 1976-79 2001-05 1987-89 1971-74 2003-Present 1977-80 1998-00 1970-73 1983-86

Att. 932 631 377 489 615 316 500 531 545 411

Rushing Touchdowns Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Martin Hicks 3. Timmy Newsome 4. Broderick Graves 5. Leonardo Horn 6. Jerrick “Jed” Bines 7. Terrie Newkirk Arrington Jones 9. Tory Woodbury Nelson Guthrie 10. Everette Norwood Michael Winbush

Years 1992-95 2001-05 1976-79 1987-89 1983-86 2003-Present 1998-00 1977-80 1997-00 1959-61 1990-91 1981-84

TD 57 39 38 35 29 28 27 27 20 20 19 19

Att. 932 631 615 545 531 500 489 411 401 377 Yds. 6,286 3,843 3,386 2,767 2,688 2,675 2,668 2,487 2,350 2,347

Passing Yards Name 1. Tory Woodbury 2. Joshua McGee 3. James Millner 4. Londell McClary 5. Kermit Blount 6. Rovell McMillian 7. Kenny Jones Michael Winbush 9. Mitchell Nicholson 10. Foster Epps

Years 1997-00 2001-04 1962-65 1971-74 1976-79 1990-93 1988-89 1981-84 1990-91 1967-70

Passing Attempts Name 1. Joshua McGee 2. Tory Woodbury 3. Londell McClary 4. James Millner 5. Michael Winbush 6. Rovell McMillian 7. Foster Epps 8. Kenny Jones 9. Monte Purvis 10. Mitchell Nicholson

Years Comp. Yds. 2001-04 395 4,383 1997-00 287 4,493 1971-74 245 3,486 1962-65 208 3,584 1981-84 161 2,543 1990-93 180 3,176 1967-70 161 1,939 1988-89 157 2,543 2004-Present 138 1,788 1990-91 120 2,285

Passing Completions Name 1. Joshua McGee 2. Tory Woodbury 3. Londell McClary 4. James Millner 5. Rovell McMillian 6. Michael Winbush Foster Epps 8. Kenny Jones 9. Monte Purvis 10. Mitchell Nicholson

Years 2001-05 1997-00 1971-74 1962-65 1990-93 1981-84 1967-70 1988-89 2004-Present 1990-91

Touchdown Passes Name 1. Londell McClary 2. Tory Woodbury James Millner 4. Joshua McGee 5. Rovell McMillian

Att. 648 686 564 632 441 380 345 383 257 363

Att. 686 648 632 564 380 383 363 345 338 257

Years 1971-74 1997-00 1962-65 2001-04 1990-93

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TD 41 38 38 35 30

Comp. 287 395 208 245 203 180 157 161 120 131

Yds. 4,493 4,383 3,584 3,486 3,330 3,176 2,543 2,543 2,285 1,939 Att. 686 648 632 564 383 380 363 345 338 257

Yds. Comp. 4,383 395 4,493 287 3,486 245 3,584 208 3,176 180 2,543 161 1,939 161 2,543 157 1,788 138 2,285 120

Touchdown Passes (continued) 6. Mitchell Nicholson 1990-91 7. Kenny Jones 1988-89 8. Michael Winbush 1981-84 9. Bobby Rowe 1958-59 10. Foster Epps 1967-70

29 28 22 20 17

Completion Percentage (Min. 100 completions) Name Years Att. 1. Joshua McGee 2001-04 686 2. Travis Pender 1994-96 191 3. Rovell McMillian 1990-93 380 4. Mitchell Nicholson 1990-91 257 5. Karlton Watson 1980-83 246 6. Kenny Jones 1988-89 345 7. Foster Epps 1967-70 363 8. Tory Woodbury 1997-00 648 9. Michael Winbush 1981-84 383 10. Monte Purvis 2004-Present 338

Comp. Pct. 395 57.5 101 52.9 180 47.4 120 46.7 114 46.3 157 45.5 161 44.4 287 44.3 161 42.0 138 40.8

Total Offense Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Tory Woodbury 3. Joshua McGee 4. Kermit Blount 5. Timmy Newsome 6. Michael Winbush 7. Londell McClary 8. Martin Hicks 9. Rovell McMillian 10. Mitchell Nicholson

Pass 2 4,493 4,376 3,330 36 2,543 3,486 183 3,176 2,285

Years 1992-95 1997-00 2001-04 1976-79 1976-79 1981-84 1971-74 2001-05 1990-93 1990-91

Rush 6,286 1,034 -16 1,027 3,843 1,205 134 3,386 355 1,056

Total 6,288 5,527 4,360 4,357 3,879 3,748 3,620 3,569 3,531 3,341

Receptions Name 1. Brandon Free 2. Oronde Gadsden 3. James Davis 4. Anthony Hines 5. Sherman Riggsbee 6. Yancey Thigpen 7. Timothy Jennings 8. Brandon Hussey 9. Antonio Howard 10. Randall Carter

Years 2001-04 1990-94 1970-73 1997-00 1999-02 1989-90 1964-67 2000-05 1976-79 1994-96

Yds. 1,781 2,950 1,398 1,396 1,368 1,670 994 823 1,018 832

Rec. 170 130 99 80 79 76 74 71 64 57

Receiving Yards Name 1. Oronde Gadsden 2. Brandon Free 3. Yancey Thigpen 4. James Davis 5. Anthony Hines 6. Sherman Riggsbee 7. Antonio Howard 8. Timothy Jennings 9. Sherman Riggsbee 10. Winston Mapp

Years 1990-94 2001-04 1989-90 1970-73 1997-00 1999-02 1976-79 1964-67 1999-02 1962-63

Rec. 130 170 76 99 80 79 64 74 54 53

Yds. 2,950 1,781 1,670 1,398 1,396 1,368 1,018 994 924 918

Touchdown Receptions Name 1. Oronde Gadsden 2. Yancey Thigpen 3. Brandon Free 4. Winston Mapp 5. Anthony Hines James Davis 7. Richard Souels Elwood Robinson 9. Brent Cromwell 10. Sherman Riggsbee KeithTorrence Robert Jackson

Years 1990-94 1989-90 2001-04 1962-63 1997-00 1970-73 1961-64 1958-59 1966-68 1999-02 1985-88 1960-61

TD 44 20 16 15 13 13 11 11 8 7 7 7

Scoring Name Years Points 1. Richard Huntley 1992-95 368 2. Oronde Gadsden 1990-94 266 3. Martin Hicks 2001-05 262 4. Broderick Graves 1987-89 252 5. Timmy Newsome 1976-79 242 6. Arrington Jones 1977-80 206 7. Jerrick “Jed” Bines 2003-Present 172 8. Terrie Newkirk 1998-00 168 9. Nelson Guthrie 1959-61 162 10. Leonardo Horn 1983-86 150 * Jed Bines’ totals include two successful two-point conversions and 28 rushing touchdowns


WSSU Football Records Total Touchdowns Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Oronde Gadsden 3. Broderick Graves 4. Martin Hicks 5. Timmy Newsome 6. Arrington Jones 7. Terrie Newkirk Jerrick “Jed” Bines 9. Nelson Guthrie Leonardo Horn 10. Everette Norwood

Years 1992-95 1990-94 1987-89 2001-05 1976-79 1977-80 1998-00 2002-Present 1959-61 1983-86 1990-91

Passing Completions Name 1. Joshua McGee 2. Tory Woodbury 3. Joshua McGee 4. Londell McClary 5. Joshua McGee 6. Kenny Jones 7. Tory Woodbury Mitchell Nicholson 9. Rovell McMillian 10. Michael Winbush

TD 60 44 42 41 40 34 28 28 25 25 21

Year 2002 2000 2002 1973 2004 1989 1998 1990 1992 1984

Att. 222 220 159 224 167 191 190 171 165 152

Yds. Comp. 1,554 137 1,823 107 1,093 98 1,173 97 903 96 1,567 86 1,346 85 1,651 85 1,532 83 1,224 81

Single Season Bests (Individual):

Rushing Attempts Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Richard Huntley 3. Terrie Newkirk 4. Richard Huntley 5. Terrie Newkirk Willie “Pedie” Byrd 7. Eric Hendley 8. Marvin Morrison 9. Nelson Guthrie 10. Chico Dunlap

Year 1995 1994 2000 1993 1999 2002 1996 1975 1961 1974

Yds. 1,889 1,815 1,114 1,570 1,046 1,005 985 814 1,077 1,062

Rushing Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Richard Huntley 3. Richard Huntley 4. Timmy Newsome 5. Martin Hicks 6. Jerrick “Jed” Bines 7. Terrie Newkirk 8. Nelson Guthrie 9. Everette Norwood 10. Chico Dunlap Martin Hicks

Year 1995 1994 1993 1978 2004 2004 2000 1961 1991 1974 2003

Att. 273 251 243 183 168 176 249 194 182 188 151

Rushing Touchdowns Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Terrie Newkirk Richard Huntley 4. Martin Hicks 5. Broderick Graves Timmy Newsome Timmy Newsome Martin Hicks 8. Everette Norwood 9. Tory Woodbury Richard Huntley Nelson Guthrie Jerrick “Jed” Bines

Year 1994 2000 1995 2003 1988 1978 1977 2005 1991 2000 1992 1961 2004

TD 18 16 16 15 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 12 12

Att. 273 251 249 243 231 231 214 205 194 188 Yds. 1,889 1,815 1,570 1,377 1,148 1,137 1,114 1,077 1,070 1,062 1,062

Passing Name 1. Tory Woodbury 2. Mitchell Nicholson 3. Kenny Jones 4. Joshua McGee 5. Rovell McMillian 6. Tory Woodbury 7. Rovell McMillian 8. Michael Winbush 9. Londell McClary 10. James Millner

Year 2000 1990 1989 2002 1992 1998 1993 1984 1973 1963

Att. 220 171 191 222 165 190 176 152 244 162

Comp. 107 85 86 137 85 85 80 81 97 69

Yds. 1,823 1,651 1,567 1,554 1,532 1,346 1,256 1,224 1,173 1,134

Passing Attempts Name 1. Londell McClary 2. Joshua McGee 3. Tory Woodbury 4. Kenny Jones 5. Tory Woodbury 6. Rovell McMillian 7. Mitchell Nicholson 8. Joseph Tolly 9. Rovell McMillian 10. James Millner

Year 1973 2002 2000 1989 1998 1993 1990 1966 1992 1963

Comp 97 137 107 86 85 80 85 76 83 69

Yds. 1,173 1,554 1,823 1,567 1,346 1,256 1,651 824 1,532 1,134

Att. 224 222 220 191 190 176 171 166 165 162

Mitchell Nicholson holds the WSSU record for the most touchdown passes in a single season with 22. Touchdown Passes Name 1. Mitchell Nicholson 2. Rovell McMillian 3. Tory Woodbury Rovell McMillian Kenny Jones Kenny Jones James Millner 8. Travis Pender 9. Joshua Mcgee Londell McClary Bobby Rowe

Year 1990 1993 2000 1992 1989 1988 1964 1994 2002 1971 1959

TD 22 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 12

Completion Percentage (Min. 50 completions) Name Year Att. 1. Joshua McGee 2002 222 2. Joshua McGee 2003 159 3. Travis Pender 1994 120 4. Bobby Junior 1986 92 5. Joshua McGee 2004 167 6. Monte Purvis 2005 116 7. Michael Winbush 1984 152 8. Connell Maynor 1987 133 9. Karlton Watson 1980 137 10. Rovell McMillian 1992 165

Comp. Pct. 137 61.7 98 61.6 73 60.8 53 57.6 96 57.5 66 56.9 81 53.3 69 51.9 71 51.8 83 50.3

Total Offense Name 1. Tory Woodbury 2. Mitchell Nicholson 3. Richard Huntley 4. Richard Huntley 5. Kenny Jones 6. Rovell McMillian 7. Tory Woodbury 8. Richard Huntley 9. Joshua McGee 10. Timmy Newsome

Pass 1,823 1,651 - 0 1,567 1,532 1,346 2 1,554 0

Year 2000 1990 1995 1994 1989 1992 1998 1993 2002 1978

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Rush 354 447 1,889 1,815 182 151 249 1,570 -34 1,377

Total 2,177 2,098 1,889 1,815 1,749 1,683 1,595 1,572 1,520 1,377

Receptions Name 1. James Davis 2. Brandon Free 3. Oronde Gadsden 4. Brandon Free 5. Yancey Thigpen 6. Brandon Free 7. Winston Mapp 8. Oronde Gadsden 9. Arnell Wooten Yancey Thigpen Van Russell Britt

Year 1973 2002 1994 2003 1990 2004 1963 1993 2001 1989 1965

Rec. 60 58 56 48 44 37 36 34 32 32 32

Yds. 792 692 1,111 487 968 325 601 732 345 702 478

Receiving Yards Name 1. Oronde Gadsden 2. Yancey Thigpen 3. Oronde Gadsden 4. James Davis 5. Oronde Gadsden 6. Yancey Thigpen 7. Brandon Free 8. Masha Paul 9. Winston Mapp 10. Elwood Robinson

Year 1994 1990 1992 1973 1993 1989 2002 1986 1963 1959

Rec. 56 44 31 60 34 32 58 30 36 23

Yds. 1,111 968 846 792 732 702 692 688 601 562

Touchdown Receptions Name 1. Oronde Gadsden 2. Yancey Thigpen 3. Oronde Gadsden 4. Oronde Gadsden 5. Richard Souels 6. Brandon Free Winston Mapp Elwood Robinson 9. Anthony Hines James Davis Winston Mapp

Year 1994 1990 1993 1992 1964 2002 1962 1959 1997 1973 1962

TD 16 14 13 11 10 8 8 8 7 7 7

Scoring Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Richard Huntley 3. Martin Hicks Terrie Newkirk Broderick Graves 6. Timmy Newsome 7. Richard Huntley 8. Arrington Jones Martin Hicks 9. Everette Norwood Yancey Thigpen Broderick Graves Timmy Newsome Nelson Guthrie

Year 1994 1995 2003 2000 1988 1978 1992 1979 2005 1991 1990 1989 1977 1961

Points 108 102 96 96 96 90 88 86 86 84 84 84 84 84

Touchdowns Name 1. Richard Huntley 2. Richard Huntley 3. Martin Hicks Terrie Newkirk Oronde Gadsden Broderick Graves 7. Timmy Newsome 8. Everette Norwood Yancey Thigpen Broderick Graves Arrington Jones Timmy Newsome Martin Hicks

Year 1994 1995 2003 2000 1994 1988 1978 1991 1990 1989 1979 1977 2005

TD 18 17 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14

Interceptions Name 1. Cornelius Washington 2. Edward Gregg 3. Stephon Kelly 4. Stephon Kelly Vincent Lilly Spergeon Thompson Robert Johnson 8. Willie Crite Shawn Colvin Donald Frank Darryl Hall

Year 1977 1972 2001 2000 1980 1978 1978 1999 1996 1989 1987

Int. 12 10 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6


WSSU Football Records Single Season Bests (Individual): Punt Return Yards Name 1. Brandon Hussey 2. Willie Latta 3. Andrew Sharpe 4. Denard Smith 5. Anthony Hines Brandon Hussey 7. Keith Torrence 8. Denard Smith 9. James Harrison 10. Keith Torrence Punt Return Average Name 1. Brandon Hussey (led NCAA) 2. Sherman Riggsbee 3. Keith Torrence 4. James Harrison 5. Denard Smith 6. Orlandus Gilmore 7. Denard Smith 8. Andrew Sharpe 9. Anthony Hines 10. Willie Latta Kickoff Return Yards Name 1. James Harrison 2. Ronald Tillman 3. Brandon Hussey 4. Rudy Turner Reginald Sherard 6. Willie Latta 7. Martin Hicks 8. Brandon Hussey 9. Kenny Jordan 10. Keith Torrence Kickoff Return Average Name 1. Bobby Brown 2. Tionti Powell 3. Reginald Sherard 4. Martin Hicks 5. Brandon Hussey 6. Martin Hicks 7. Brandon Hussey 8. James Harrison 9. Keith Torrence 10. Andrew Sharpe Reginald Sherard

Year 2003 1989 1978 1980 1999 2004 1988 1979 1975 1988

Ret. 16 31 28 20 24 27 26 21 15 26

Year 2003

Ret. Yds. Avg. 16 376 23.5

2002 1985 1975 1980 1997 1979 1978 1999 1989

8 12 15 20 7 21 28 24 31

175 226 268 322 97 275 346 279 352

Year 1975 1970 2003 1994 1976 1990 2002 2004 1993 1985

Ret. 25 24 19 24 15 24 15 19 26 18

Yds. 560 480 437 435 435 434 433 416 403 366

Year 1991 2005 1976 2002 2001 2003 2003 1975 1986 1978 1977

Ret. 11 11 15 15 11 7 19 25 16 11 11

Yds. 376 352 346 322 279 279 278 275 268 248

Yds. 364 326 435 433 303 170 437 560 357 234 234

21.9 18.8 17.9 16.1 13.9 13.1 12.4 11.6 11.4

Avg. 33.1 29.6 29.0 28.9 27.5 24.3 23.0 22.4 22.3 21.3 21.3

Single Season Bests (Team)

Rushing Attempts Year 1. 1983 2. 1977 3. 1991 4. 1993 5. 1984 6. 1961 7. 1971 8. 1978 9. 2000 10. 1988 1985

Attempts 645 628 602 598 584 572 567 556 554 550 550

Rushing Yards Year 1. 1991 2. 1978 3. 1983 4. 1990 5. 1993 6. 2004 7. 1984 8. 1977 9. 1979 10. 1995

Yards/Net 3,254 3,178 3,020 3,017 2,904 2,901 2,712 2,686 2,650 2,602

Rushing Yards/Game Year 1. 1979 2. 1991 3. 1978 4. 1986 5. 1983 6. 1990 7. 1993 8. 1995 9. 1971 10. 2004

Yards/Gm 350.0 325.4 317.8 292.9 274.5 274.3 264.0 260.2 258.4 247.2

Pass 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Attempts 287 256 249 228 228 216 212 210 209 206 206 206

Attempts Year 2001 2002 1973 1998 2000 1980 1974 1965 1981 1996 1969 2003

The 2003 edition of the WSSU football team recorded a single-season best, 154 completions. Pass 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Completions Year 2003 2001 2002 2000 2004 1973 1994 1998 1987 1990

Comp. 154 135 127 109 108 104 102 100 98 97

Completion Percentage Year 1. 2003 2. 2002 3. 2005 4. 1994 5. 2004 6. 1987 7. 1992 8. 1959 9. 1984 10. 1990

Comp.% .617 .602 .568 .560 .551 .508 .503 .491 .489 .485

Passing Yards Years 1. 1990 2. 2000 3. 2002 4. 2001 5. 1992 6. 1994 7. 2003 8. 1987 9. 1998 10. 1989

Yards 1,910 1,862 1,780 1,744 1,662 1,596 1,594 1,581 1,574 1,569

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Passing Yards/Game Years 1. 2002 2. 1990 3. 2003 4. 2001 5. 1964 6. 1998 7. 1989 8. 2000 9. 1992 10. 1963

Yards/Gm 178.0 173.6 159.5 158.5 157.7 157.4 156.9 155.2 151.1 146.1

Total Yards Year 1. 1990 2. 1978 3. 2000 4. 1984 5. 1993 6. 1983 7. 1991 8. 1994 9. 2003 10. 1992

Total Yds. 4,927 4,366 4,243 4,195 4,162 4,143 4,055 4,044 3,961 3,929

Total Yards/Game Year 1. 1990 2. 1978 3. 1991 4. 2003 5. 1984 6. 1993 7. 1983 8. 1959 9. 1989 10. 1994

Yds./Gm 447.9 436.6 405.5 396.1 381.3 378.4 376.6 374.0 367.8 367.6

Yards/Play Year 1. 1990 2. 1959 3. 2003 4. 1978 5. 1960 6. 1991 7. 1992 1989 9. 1994 10. 1984

Yds./Play 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.5

Points Year 1. 1990 2. 1991 3. 1978 4. 1994 5. 1984 6. 1989 7. 2000 8. 1988 9. 1993 10. 1977

Points 414 377 376 353 349 347 344 342 328 327

Points/Game Year 1. 1959 2. 1989 3. 1990 4. 1991 5. 1960 6. 1994 2003 8. 1984 9. 1978 10. 1993

Pts./Gm 37.3 34.7 34.5 34.3 33.6 32.1 32.1 31.7 31.3 29.8


WSSU Football Records Year-By-Year Leaders:

RUSHING Year Name 2006 Brandon McRae 2005 Martin Hicks 2004 Martin Hicks 2003 Martin Hicks 2002 Willie Byrd 2001 John Holloman 2000 Terrie Newkirk 1999 Terrie Newkirk 1998 Tyrone Murphy 1997 Eric Hendley 1996 Eric Hendley 1995 Richard Huntley 1994 Richard Huntley 1993 Richard Huntley 1992 Richard Huntley 1991 Everette Norwood 1990 Rodney McKoy 1989 Broderick Graves 1988 Broderick Graves 1987 Broderick Graves 1986 Leroy Wonsley 1985 Lonnie Pulley 1984 Leonardo Horn 1983 Leonardo Horn 1982 Michael Winbush* 1981 Michael Winbush* 1980 Arrington Jones 1979 Timmy Newsome 1978 Timmy Newsome 1977 Timmy Newsome 1976 Timmy Newsome 1975 Marvin Morrison 1974 Chico Dunlap 1973 Marvin Morrison 1972 Cornell Davis 1971 Cornell Davis 1970 Cornell Davis 1969 Ben Wade 1968 Ben Wade 1967 Larry Drayton 1966 George Smitherman 1965 James Smith 1964 John Lane 1963 Ostell McKnight 1962 Richard Souels* 1961 Nelson Guthrie 1960 Nelson Guthrie 1959 Ben Dupree 1958 Ben Dupree * Denotes Quarterback PASSING Year Name 2006 Monte Purvis 2005 Monte Purvis 2004 Joshua McGee 2003 Joshua McGee 2002 Joshua McGee 2001 Joshua McGee 2000 Tory Woodbury 1999 Tory Woodbury 1998 Tory Woodbury 1997 Tory Woodbury 1996 Tremaine Graham 1995 LeCarl Walker 1994 Travis Pender 1993 Rovell McMillian 1992 Rovell McMillian 1991 Mitchell Nicholson 1990 Mitchell Nicholson 1989 Kenny Jones 1988 Kenny Jones 1987 Connell Maynor 1986 Bobby Junior 1985 Bobby Junior 1984 Michael Winbush 1983 Karlton Watson 1982 Michael Winbush 1981 Michael Winbush 1980 Karlton Watson 1979 Kermit Blount 1978 Kermit Blount 1977 Kermit Blount 1976 Kermit Blount 1975 Walter Smith 1974 Londell McClary

Att. 118 147 168 151 231 159 249 231 140 187 214 273 251 243 165 182 106 143 182 164 139 87 139 97 142 111 147 164 183 159 141 205 188 134 130 180 143 64 78 61 62 90 62 79 96 194 97 108 120

Yards 682 989 1,148 1,062 1,037 725 1,114 1,046 661 795 985 1,889 1,815 1,570 1,012 1,070 657 906 1,005 856 714 537 815 615 463 595 709 987 1,377 908 888 814 1,062 530 639 790 629 287 239 413 223 346 292 337 319 1,077 774 512 492

Att. 144 116 167 159 222 138 220 159 190 79 90 83 120 176 165 86 171 191 154 133 92 117 152 109 136 95 137 69 114 122 136 62 147

Comp. 60 66 96 98 137 64 107 66 85 29 29 33 73 80 83 35 85 86 71 69 53 45 81 43 44 36 71 96 50 55 49 18 49

Yards 865 821 903 1,093 1,554 833 1,823 834 1,346 490 362 539 1,018 1,256 1,532 634 1,651 1,567 976 1,071 810 769 1,224 811 750 569 876 801 872 1,030 732 208 825

PASSING (continued) 1973 Londell McClary 1972 Londell McClary 1971 Londell McClary 1970 Foster Epps 1969 Carson Hankins 1968 Foster Epps 1967 Foster Epps 1966 Joseph Tolly 1965 James Millner 1964 James Millner 1963 James Millner 1962 Donald Wills 1961 Ivory Roberts 1960 Charles Guthrie 1959 Bobby Rowe 1958 Bobby Rowe

224 130 131 113 134 88 123 166 210 156 162 72 79 48 97 120

97 52 47 49 62 40 56 76 63 60 69 30 37 25 48 50

1,173 792 696 552 685 505 585 824 1,099 1,086 1,134 475 516 494 936 834

TOTAL OFFENSE Year Name 2006 Monte Purvis 2005 Martin Hicks 2004 Martin Hicks 2003 Joshua McGee 2002 Joshua McGee 2001 Joshua McGee 2000 Tory Woodbury 1999 Tory Woodbury 1998 Tory Woodbury 1997 Eric Hendley 1996 Eric Hendley 1995 Richard Huntley 1994 Richard Huntley 1993 Richard Huntley 1992 Rovell McMillian 1991 Mitchell Nicholson 1990 Mitchell Nicholson 1989 Kenny Jones 1988 Kenny Jones 1987 Connell Maynor 1986 Bobby Junior 1985 Bobby Junior 1984 Michael Winbush 1983 Leonardo Horn 1982 Michael Winbush 1981 Michael Winbush 1980 Karlton Watson 1979 Timmy Newsome 1978 Timmy Newsome 1977 Kermit Blount 1976 Kermit Blount 1975 Marvin Morrison 1974 Londell McClary 1973 Londell McClary 1972 Londell McClary 1971 Unavailable 1970 Cornell Davis 1969 Carson Hankins 1968 Foster Epps 1967 Foster Epps 1966 Joseph Tolley 1965 James Millner 1964 James Millner 1963 James Millner 1962 Richard Souels 1961 Nelson Guthrie 1960 Nelson Guthrie 1959 Nelson Guthrie 1958 Bobby Rowe

Rush 168 989 1,148 13 -34 -1 354 246 249 795 985 1,889 1,815 1,570 151 609 447 182 289 103 -54 -10 147 615 463 595 -85 987 1,377 333 241 814 79 - 55 n/a 629 2 15 -142 -91 -142 -57 -140 319 1,077 774 667 -153

Pass 865 2 63 1093 1554 833 1,823 834 1,346 - - - - 2 1,532 634 1,651 1,567 976 1,071 910 769 1,224 120 750 569 876 36 - 1,030 732 - 825 1,173 792 n/a - 685 506 585 824 1,099 1,086 1,134 128 - - - 834

Total Off. 1,033 991 1,211 1,106 1,520 832 2,177 1,080 1,595 795 985 1,889 1,815 1,572 1,683 1,243 2,098 1,749 1,265 1,174 856 759 1,371 735 1,213 1,164 791 1,013 1,377 1,363 973 814 904 1,173 847 n/a 629 687 521 443 733 957 1,029 994 447 1,077 774 752 681

RECEIVING Year Name 2006 Josh Crawford 2005 Bradford Herring 2004 Brandon Free 2003 Brandon Free 2002 Brandon Free 2001 Arnell Wooten 2000 Anthony Hines 1999 Anthony Hines 1998 Chris McGowens 1997 Anthony Hines 1996 Marcus Samuel 1995 Randall Carter 1994 Oronde Gadsden 1993 Oronde Gadsden 1992 Oronde Gadsden 1991 Ronald Beverly 1990 Yancey Thigpen 1989 Yancey Thigpen

Rec. 16 25 37 48 58 32 27 20 27 16 16 24 56 34 31 14 44 32

Yards 336 383 325 487 692 345 418 297 516 362 204 452 1,111 732 846 239 968 702

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RECEIVING (continued) 1988 Keith Torrence 1987 Keith Torrence 1986 Masha Paul 1985 Masha Paul 1984 Alex Cowans 1983 James Watson 1982 Ronnie Johnson 1981 Ronnie Johnson 1980 Denard Smith 1979 Arrington Jones* 1978 Billy Diggs 1977 Unavailable 1976 Unavailable 1975 John Rogers 1974 Arthur Mason 1973 James Davis 1972 Bobby Garner 1971 James Davis 1970 Larry Bratcher 1969 Allen McManus 1968 Brent Cromwell 1967 Robert Shaw 1966 Timothy Jennings 1965 Van Russell Britt* 1964 Richard Souels 1963 Winston Mapp 1962 Winston Mapp 1961 Robert Jackson 1960 Nelson Guthrie* 1959 Elwood Robinson 1958 Elwood Robinson * Denotes Running Back

22 25 30 19 16 16 9 16 22 23 20 n/a n/a 11 13 60 21 13 16 25 26 21 30 32 26 36 17 15 11 12 9

SCORING Year Name Points 2006 Brandon McRae 36 2005 Martin Hicks 86 2004 Jerrick “Jed” Bines 74 2003 Martin Hicks 96 2002 Brandon Free 48 2001 John Holloman 60 2000 Terrie Newkirk 96 1999 Terrie Newkirk 66 1998 Shawn Thomas 38 1997 Eric Hendley 48 1996 Jeremy Murphy 42 1995 Richard Huntley 102 1994 Richard Huntley 108 1993 Oronde Gadsden 80 1992 Richard Huntley 88 1991 Everette Norwood 84 1990 Yancey Thigpen 84 1989 Broderick Graves 84 1988 Broderick Graves 96 1987 Broderick Graves 72 1986 Leroy Wonsley 48 1985 Ed Byers 42 1984 Leonardo Horn 60 1983 Leonardo Horn 66 1982 Michael Winbush 24 Michael Ferguson 24 1981 Alex Cowan 52 1980 Michael Ferguson 42 1979 Arrington Jones 86 1978 Timmy Newsome 90 1977 Timmy Newsome 84 1976 Timmy Newsome 81 1975 Marvin Morrison 18 1974 Chico Dunlap 48 1973 James Davis 42 1972 Bobby Garner 37 1971 Cornell Davis 54 1970 Cornell Davis 26 1969 Allen McManus 38 1968 Brent Cromwell 43 1967 Larry Drayton 36 1966 Timothy Jennings 18 Joseph Tolley 18 1965 Walden Taborn 26 James Smith 26 1964 Richard Souels 78 1963 Winston Mapp 56 1962 Winston Mapp 42 1961 Nelson Guthrie 84 1960 Nelson Guthrie 78 1959 Elwood Robinson 60 1958 Ben Dupree 46

310 400 688 409 301 423 156 395 315 353 424 n/a n/a 138 253 792 332 236 127 429 512 301 411 478 479 601 317 234 233 562 207


WSSU Football Records Longest Plays In The History Of Winston-Salem State University Football (75 yards or more) Rushing 85 yds – Timmy Newsome (TD) vs. Johnson C. Smith 1979 83 yds – Everette Norwood (TD) vs. North Carolina Central (TD) 1991 81 yds – Ronald Beverly (TD) vs. Morehouse 1990 79 yds – Arrington Jones (TD) vs. Virginia Union 1980 Passing 98 yds – Rovell McMillan to Yancey Thigpen (TD) vs. Johnson C. Smith 1990 93 yds – Kermit Blount to Ronnie Johnson (TD) vs. Johnson C. Smith 1979 90 yds – Kenny Jones to Yancey Thigpen (TD) vs. North Carolina A&T 1989 88 yds – Mitchell Nicholson to Yancey Thigpen (TD) vs. Johnson C. Smith 1990 85 yds – Kenny Jones to Willie Latta (TD) vs. North Carolina A&T 1989 80 yds – Rovell McMillan to Oronde Gadsden (TD) vs. Norfolk State 1993 80 yds – Rovell McMillan to Oronde Gadsden vs. Livingstone 1992 75 yds – Michael Winbush to James Watson (TD) vs. Livingstone 1982 Kickoff Returns 97 yds – Martin Hicks (TD) vs. North Carolina Central 2002 93 yds – Chico Dunlap (TD) vs. Johnson C. Smith 1971 93 yds – Willie Latta (TD) vs. Morehouse 1991 89 yds – Brandon Hussey (TD) vs. Livingstone 2003 81 yds – Brandon Hussey vs. Tuskegee 2001 Interception Return 102 yds – Raymond Barksdale vs. Fayetteville State 2002 (Defensive PAT) 94 yds – Edwin Jones (TD) vs. Saint Augustine’s College 2003 80 yds – Marcus Wilson (TD) vs. Elizabeth City State 1997 74 yds – DeRon Middleton (TD) vs. Saint Augustine’s 2005 Punting 67 yds – Chad Oakley vs. Fayetteville State 2004 64 yds – Matt Hind vs. Fayetteville State 2005 Field Goal 53 yds – Matt Hind vs. Livingstone 2004 48 yds – Chad Oakley vs. Savannah State 2006

Miscellaneous Records

-WSSU’s Jed Bines and Martin Hicks are the only two running backs in CIAA (the Rams’ former Division II conference) history from the same team to rush for over 1,000 yards in the same season as Hicks (1,148 yards) and Bines (1,137) combined for 2,285 yards in 2005. -WSSU is tied with the University of Southeastern Louisiana for the most opponent’s punts blocked in a game with five (5) coming against North Carolina Central University on October 4, 1986 -WSSU holds the NCAA Division II record for most blocked kicks in a season with 27 (16 punts, 7 field goals, 4 PATs) coming during the 1986 season -WSSU was involved in the highest scoring tie game in NCAA Division II history, a 54-54 tie against Norfolk State on October 9, 1993.

Year-By-Year Leaders: (continued)

INTERCEPTIONS Year Name Int. 2006 Thaddeus Griffin 3 DeRon Middleton 3 2005 Nathaniel Biggs 3 2004 Maurice Reid 3 2003 Ray Barksdale 4 2002 Anthony Robinson 4 2001 Stephon Kelly 8 2000 Stephon Kelly 7 1999 Willie Crite 6 1998 B.J. Cameron 5 1997 Marcus Wilson 3 Stephen Hickman 1996 Shawn Colvin 6 1995 Mark Sanders 4 1994 Mark Sanders 4 1993 Shawn Colvin 4 1992 Terrence Graves 5 1991 Gerald Hunter 2 1990 Anthony Jones 5 1989 Donald Frank 6 1988 Darryl Hall 6 1987 Darryl Hall 6 1986 Ray Puryear 5 1985 Ray Puryear 4 1984 Masha Paul 4 1983 Masha Paul 3 1982 David Pearson 5 1981 David Pearson 4 1980 Vincent Lilly 7 1979 Robert Johnson 5 1978 Spergeon Thompson 7 1977 Cornelius Washington 12 1976 William Murrell 5 1975 William Murrell 5 1974 Williams Murrell 4 1973 Edward Gregg 5 1972 Edward Gregg 10 1971 Edward Gregg 6 Punt Returns Year Name 2006 David Irizarry 2005 Brandon Hussey 2004 Brandon Hussey 2003 Brandon Hussey (led NCAA) 2002 Sherman Riggsbee 2001 Jonathan Graham 2000 Anthony Hines 1999 Anthony Hines 1998 Anthony Hines 1997 Orlandus Gilmore 1996 Orlandus Gilmore 1995 Orlandus Gilmore 1994 Kenny Jordan 1993 Kenny Jordan 1992 Willie Latta 1991 Willie Latta Gerald Hunter 1990 Willie Latta 1989 Willie Latta 1988 Keith Torrence 1987 Keith Torrence 1986 Masha Paul 1985 Keith Torrence 1984 Masha Paul 1983 Masha Paul 1982 Masha Paul 1981 Denard Smith 1980 Denard Smith 1979 Denard Smith 1978 Andrew Sharpe 1977 Andrew Sharpe 1976 James Harrison 1975 James Harrison 1974 Chico Dunlap 1973 Chico Dunlap Kickoff Returns Year Name 2006 Josh Crawford 2005 Tionti Powell 2004 Brandon Hussey

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Yds 36 153 279 376

Avg. 3.0 6.7 10.3 23.5

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21.9 9.8 9.2 11.6 9.4 13.9 6.9 8.7 14.3 8.4 7.6 4.6 24.3 10.3 11.4 9.5 11.1 9.0 18.8 8.2 4.4 4.3 8.2 16.1 13.1 12.4 14.8 14.2 17.9 16.2 9.3

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Yds. 271 326 416

Avg. 12.9 29.6 21.9

Kickoff Returns (continued) 2003 Brandon Hussey 2002 Martin Hicks 2001 Brandon Hussey 2000 Vincent Wilkins 1999 Michael Jennings 1998 Vincent Wilkins 1997 Tano Davis 1996 Orlandus Gilmore 1995 Orlandus Gilmore 1994 Rudy Turner 1993 Kenny Jordan 1992 Bobby Brown 1991 Bobby Brown 1990 Willie Latta 1989 Willie Latta 1988 Keith Torrance 1987 Keith Torrence 1986 Keith Torrence 1985 Keith Torrence 1984 Lonnie Pulley 1983 James Johnson 1982 James Johnson 1981 Montey Brinkley 1980 Montey Brinkley 1979 Andrew Sharpe 1978 Andrew Sharpe 1977 Reginald Sherard 1976 Reginald Sherard 1975 James Harrison 1974 James Harrison 1973 Chico Dunlap 1972 Chico Dunlap 1971 Ronald Tillman 1970 Ronald Tillman

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23.0 28.9 27.5 19.7 20.5 19.3 20.8 13.8 13.6 18.1 15.5 14.5 33.1 18.1 15.1 14.3 19.2 22.3 20.3 18.9 18.0 14.6 14.1 17.8 18.2 21.3 21.3 29.0 22.4 17.8 15.5 21.1 19.3 20.0

Punting Year Name 2006 Chad Oakley 2005 Matt Hind 2004 Chad Oakley 2003 Chad Oakley 2002 Chad Oakley 2001 William Newton 2000 Chris Dinkins 1999 Chris Dinkins 1998 Daryle Crowder 1997 Marcus Samuel 1996 Daryle Crowder 1995 Daryle Crowder 1994 John Russ 1993 Richard Huntley 1992 Ray Harvey 1991 Ray Harvey 1990 Ray Harvey 1989 David Hamlin 1988 David Hamlin 1987 David Hamlin 1986 Vincent Jones 1985 Vincent Jones 1984 Vincent Jones 1983 Vincent Jones 1982 Carl Townsend 1981 Carl Townsend 1980 Carl Townsend 1979 Antonio Howard 1978 Antonio Howard 1977 Antonio Howard 1976 Eugene Jackson 1975 Eugene Jackson 1974 Frazier Lowery 1973 Frazier Lowery 1972 Frazier Lowery 1971 Chico Dunlap 1970 William Finney 1969 Sherwood Kasey 1968 Marvin Morrison 1967 Marvin Morrison 1966 Joseph Tolley 1965 Ray Hicks 1964 Sherwood Kasey 1963 Ray Hicks 1962 Ray Hicks 1961 Thomas Crank 1960 Thomas Crank 1959 Bobby Rowe 1958 Bobby Rowe

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Yds. 2,277 1,786 1,876 1,373 1,686 2,359 1,504 1,363 2,317 2,176 1,833 1,711 1,092 1,838 2,077 1,473 1,740 1,650 1,687 1,625 1,418 2,351 1,682 1,433 2,083 2,125 2,315 2,093 1,379 1,120 1,090 1,355 1,517 1,240 1,632 960 714 2,632 2,322 2,059 1,014 1,118 942 1,375 1,476 1,164 681 591 933

Avg. 43.0 37.2 36.1 37.1 38.3 38.0 37.6 34.1 36.8 37.5 28.2 26.7 26.6 34.7 37.1 35.9 39.5 39.2 37.5 35.3 32.2 38.5 36.6 38.7 38.5 40.8 37.9 38.7 38.3 32.9 35.1 32.3 32.9 32.8 35.5 32.0 28.5 40.4 37.4 38.8 31.6 24.8 33.7 33.5 29.5 33.6 35.8 29.2 35.8


WSSU Football Records WSSU ALL-TIME ALL-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM MEMBERS 1951 Cleo Wallace - DL 1957 Bobby Rowe – QB Benjamin Dupree - FB 1960 Nelson Guthrie - RB 1961 Nelson Guthrie - RB

1968 Daniel Grady - C 1969 Allen McManus - WR 1972 Bennie Barbour - DT Bobby Garner - TE Edward Gregg - DB Marvin Morrison - DB Fredrick Nelson - OT Curtis Phiffer - C 1973 Bennie Barbour - DT James Davis - E 1974 Bennie Barbour - DT Curtis Richardson - DE 1975 Marvin Morrison - RB Johnny Rodgers - TE 1976 Johnny Rodgers - TE 1977 Kermit Blount - QB Timmy Newsome - RB Gary Railford – OT Cornelius Washington - DB Robert Weeks - C James Winbush - DT 1978 Kermit Blount - QB Billy Diggs - WR Baxter Harrington - LB Willie Jordan - DL Timmy Newsome - RB

Jerrick "Jed" Bines was one of eight Rams to earn All-CIAA honors in 2003 as he was named to the All-Rookie Team. Bines' 558 total yards was the most by a Ram rookie since 1964.

1983 Jack Cameron - DB Danny Moore - C Jonathan Nimmons - OT Alvin Powell - OG Eddie Sauls - LB 1984 Jeffrey James - OL Danny Moore - C Tyrone Smith - K

1964 Richard Souels - RB

Free safety Stephon Kelly was the 2001 CIAA Defensive Player of the Year.

1982 Danny Moore - C Jonathan Nimmons - OT Harrison Stokes - LB

1979 Daniel Jacobs - DL Winfred Mack - LB Timmy Newsome - RB James Tyson - OG 1980 Arrington Jones - RB Keith Parson - K Carlton Watson - LB 1981 Dan Bryson - DL John Lewis - OG Jonathan Nimmons - OT Harrison Stokes - LB

1985 Derrick Beasley - DB Anthony Blaylock - DB John Cole - LB Keith Holland - OL Leonardo Horn - RB Barry Turner - C 1986 Dino Beligrinis - K Jerry Cole - LB Vernard Dillard - OL Jerry Maynard - OL Roy Phillips - DL Barry Turner - C Mark Wallace - LB 1987 Vernard Dillard - OL Broderick Graves - RB Jerry Maynard - OL Lonnie Pully - FB Mark Wallace - LB 1988 Leslie Barley - LB Dino Beligtinis - K Broderick Graves - RB Jeff Kelly - DL Anthony McCord - DB Darren Peebles - OL Roy Phillips - DL Horace Spencer - C Clayton Suggs - OL Keith TorrEnce - PR 1989 Leslie Barley - LB Dino Beligrinis - K Donald Frank - DB Broderick Graves - RB Kenny Jones - QB Willie Latta - PR Clayton Suggs - OL Yancey Thigpen - WR Cornell Wallace - DB 1990 Dino Beligrinis - K Fred Bowman - DL Raymond Harvey - P Rodney McKoy - RB James Melton - OL Yancey Thigpen - WR 1991 Fred Bowman - DL Bobby Brown - KR Everette Norwood - RB

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1992 Kelly Goodman - OL Terrence Graves - DB Tim Pitman - LB Antonio Stevenson - DE

1993 Shawn Colvin - DB Kelly Goodman - OL Niam Moore - DB Rodney Witherspoon - DE 1994 William Barringer - OL Oronde Gadsden - WR Richard Huntley - RB

2001 Carnell Brown * - LB Calvin Bryant * - LB Jonathan Graham * - PR Stephon Kelly – S (CIAA Defensive Player of the Year) Robert Mackey - DE Joshua McGee $ - QB Marcus McNair - C William Newton * - P Ashton Oakley - K Ronald Pegues - OL Arnell Wooten - TE Dameon Workman # - LB

1996 Shawn Colvin - DB Eric Hendley - RB Eric McDavid - C LaTori Workman - DL

2002 Marcus McNair – OL Arnell Wooten – TE Brandon Free – WR Willie Byrd – RB Martin Hicks – KR Victor White – DB* Chad Oakley – PT* Bradford Herring – WR$ Martin Hicks – RB$ Chad Oakley – PT$ Anthony Robinson – DL$

1997 Brian Andrews $ - OL Anthony Davis * - OL Taiwan Everette - LB Eric Hendley * - RB Anthony Hines $* - WR Brian Hurlocker - OL Eric McDavid - C Shawn Thomas - K Thomas Washington - DL

2003 Ahmad Ibrahim – OL Marcus McNair – OL Brandon Free – WR Martin Hicks – RB (CIAA Offensive Player of the Year) Anthony Robinson – LB Brandon Hussey – PR Rodney Norman – DL* Jed Bines – RB$

1998 DeRon Alexander * - S Brian Andrews * - OL Bennie Cameron $* - S Travis Hairston * - OL Jai-Fanon Jackson $ - DL Jared Keaton * - OL Chris McGowens * - WR Thomas Washington - WR Tory Woodbury * - QB

2004 Jerrick “Jed” Bines – RB Emmanuel Akah – OL Brian Scott – OL Phillip Betts – DL Martin Hicks – RB* Bennie Barbour- OL$ Nathaniel Biggs – DB$ Corey Swinnie – LB$

1995 Richard Huntley - RB LaTori Workman - DL

1999 DeRon Alexander * - S Brian Andrews - OL Carnell Brown - LB Calvin Bryant $ - LB Eric Case * - DL Willie Crite * - S Terrie Newkirk - RB Shawn Thomas - K Thomas Washington - DL Corey Williams * - DL 2000 Brian Andrews - OL Carnell Brown # - LB Calvin Bryant - LB Aaron Federspiel # - OL Eric Hargrove - DB Stephen Isadore* - DL Stephon Kelly - S Robert Mackey - DE Terrie Newkirk - RB Ronald Pegues - OL Corey Williams - DL Tory Woodbury - QB Arnell Wooten # - TE

$ = Rookie Team * = Second Team # = Honorable Mention WSSU is ineligible for postseason honors until 2009-10 when they become eligible for MEAC post-season awards. Honors in the years 2004 and prior are All-CIAA award winners.


WSSU Football Year-By-Year Results WSSU Head Coaches Howard “Brutus” Wilson Clarence “Big House” Gaines Thomas “Tank” Conrad Cleo “Tiny” Wallace William “Bill” Hayes Pete Richardson Kermit Blount

Years 1942-45 1946-49 1950-69 1970-75 1976-87 1988-92 1993-Present

Total Years 4 4 20 6 12 5 14

Career Record 10-17-4 20-12-4 81-79-10 22-36-1 89-40-2 41-14-1 81-64-3

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1942-2004

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1940 Coach: Unavailable Record: 0-3; Career: N/A Kittrell Fayetteville State Elizabeth City State

6-2 6-8 0-31

1941 Coach: Unavailable Record: 1-0-3; Career: N/A Elizabeth City State 0-0 Norfolk State 13-13 Swift 45-0 Saint Augustine’s 13-13 1942 Coach: Howard Wilson Record: 6-3; Career: 6-3 West Virginia State Saint Augustine’s Morristown (TN) Allen Univ. (SC) Delaware State Fort Bragg Bluefield State Fayetteville State Livingstone

26-0 0-28 0-46 6-13 32-6 0-19 32-0 7-25 12-7

1943 Coach: Howard Wilson Record: 3-4-1; Career: 9-7-1 Livingstone 0-43 Livingstone 0-33 Allen University (SC) 6-6 Allen University (SC) 12-6 Allen University (SC)* 33-0 Johnson C. Smith 33-0 Benedict 0-6 West Virginia State 0-13 *Flower Bowl 1944 Coach: Howard Wilson Record: 1-3-2; Career: 10-10-3 Virginia State 70-0 West Virginia State 0-12 Allen University (SC) 6-0 Allen University (SC) 0-0 Johnson C. Smith 6-6 North Carolina A&T 0-38 Remainder of Results Unavailable

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1945 Coach: Howard Wilson Record: 0-7-1; Career: 10-17-4 Virginia State 40-0 Knoxville 12-34 West Virginia State 0-35 Johnson C. Smith 0-19 Kentucky State 6-6 North Carolina A&T 0-32 Bluefield State 13-19 North Carolina Central 0-34 Remainder of Results Unavailable 1946 Coach: Clarence Gaines Record: 3-5-1; Career: 3-5-1 West Virginia State 13-0 Kentucky State 20-6 Johnson C. Smith 6-6 NC Central 25-0 Bluefield State 12-7 Livingstone 0-19 Saint Paul’s 0-25 Delaware State 12-6 Knoxville 6-7 North Carolina A&T 0-55 1947 Coach: Clarence Gaines Record: 6-3; Career: 9-8-1 Elizabeth City State 0-14 Johnson C. Smith 13-0 Bluefield State 0-8 Delaware State 20-6 Saint Paul’s 0-7 Lincoln Univ. 21-6 Saint Augustine’s 0-13 Fayetteville State 0-8 Livingstone 0-33 1948 Coach: Clarence Gaines Record: 8-1; Career: 17-9-1 Saint Augustine’s 20-22 Johnson C. Smith 0-12 Elizabeth City State 0-19 Bluefield State 0-6 Delaware State 7-12 Livingstone 7-12 Lincoln Univ. 21-0 Saint Paul’s 0-33 Fayetteville State 0-33

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1949 Coach: Clarence Gaines Record: 3-3-3; Career: 20-12-4 Delaware State 12-12 Johnson C. Smith 0-0 Kentucky State 41-26 Fayetteville State 6-31 Bluefield State 13-13 Shaw 7-0 Saint Augustine’s 20-6 Saint Paul’s 0-56 Elizabeth City State 12-19

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1950 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 4-1-3; Career: 4-1-3 Kentucky State 6-6 Johnson C. Smith 0-0 Fayetteville State 0-38 Bluefield State 13-13 Shaw 6-19 Delaware State 0-18 Saint Augustine’s 33-17 Saint Paul’s 0-72 Virginia Union 26-19

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1951 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 4-4; Career: 8-5-3 Kentucky State Bluefield State Fayetteville State Virginia Union Johnson C. Smith Saint Augustine’s Saint Paul’s NC A&T State

14-19 36-12 13-26 13-6 26-0 6-12 0-61 41-0

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1952 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 4-4; Career: 12-9-3 Kentucky State 8-12 Bluefield State 13-27 Fayetteville State 12-7 Johnson C. Smith 19-0 Saint Augustine’s 12-7 NC A&T State 44-0 Elizabeth City State 0-6 Saint Paul’s 7-43

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WSSU Football Year-By-Year Results 1953 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 3-5-1; Career: 15-20-4 Kentucky State 19-12 Fayetteville State 13-13 Bluefield State 0-27 Hampton 47-0 NC A&T State 26-6 Johnson C. Smith 20-19 Elizabeth City State 6-12 Saint Paul’s 16-25 Saint Augustine’s 6-0 1954 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 3-5; Career: 18-25-4 Bluefield State 38-18 Fayetteville State 13-20 Hampton 24-13 Johnson C. Smith 18-19 NC A&T State 41-0 Saint Augustine’s 25-6 Saint Paul’s 27-7 Kentucky State 7-12 1955 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 7-2; Career: 25-27-4 Kentucky State 31-6 Fayetteville State 0-13 Bluefield State 0-12 Hampton 0-21 NC A&T State 31-6 Johnson C. Smith 0-19 Saint Augustine’s 0-13 Elizabeth City 19-32 Saint Paul’s 6-21 1956 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 4-4-1; Career: 29-31-5 Kentucky State 13-6 Fayetteville State 6-19 Bluefield State 20-0 Hampton 7-7 NC A&T State 34-13 Johnson C. Smith 0-20 Saint Augustine’s 18-0 Elizabeth City 0-14 Saint Paul’s 12-28 1957 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 5-4; Career: 34-35-5 Elizabeth City 7-14 Kentucky State 13-6 Bluefield State 41-0 Hampton 6-47 NC A&T State 34-13 Johnson C. Smith 0-45 Saint Augustine’s 13-14 Fayetteville State 19-14 Saint Paul’s 12-28

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1958 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 3-5-1; Career: 37-40-6 Kentucky State 20-20 Fayetteville State 26-0 Bluefield State 22-0 Hampton 16-6 NC A&T State 14-12 Johnson C. Smith 14-0 Saint Augustine’s 0-26 Elizabeth City 14-32 Saint Paul’s 6-54

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1959 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 6-2; Career: 43-42-6 Kentucky State 14-34 at Elizabeth City 0-42 Bluefield State 0-42 at NC A&T State 23-18 Johnson C. Smith 12-55 at Saint Augustine’s 10-0 at Fayetteville 0-46 Saint Paul’s 6-62

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1960 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 6-2; Career: 49-44-6 at Kentucky State 7-20 Elizabeth City 12-50 at Bluefield State 25-12 NC A&T State 21-6 at Johnson C. Smith 14-25 Saint Augustine’s 0-52 Fayetteville State 12-62 at Saint Paul’s 6-42

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1961 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 6-1-1; Career: 56-45-7 Kentucky State 0-24 Bluefield State 8-13 at Elizabeth City 0-25 at Virginia Union 6-6 at NC A&T State 27-20 Johnson C. Smith 12-20 at Saint Augustine’s 8-13 at Fayetteville State 0-20

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1962 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 3-5; Career: 59-50-7 at Kentucky State 8-33 Elizabeth City 22-12 Virginia Union 14-26 Bluefield State 20-14 NC A&T State 60-18 at Johnson C. Smith 25-8 Saint Augustine’s 14-16 Fayetteville State 24-12

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1963 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 4-3-1; Career: 63-53-8 Kentucky State 6-12 Elizabeth City 6-26 Virginia Union 22-14 NC A&T State 60-18

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1964 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 4-4; Career: 67-57-8 at Kentucky State 41-12 Elizabeth City 6-26 Virginia Union 28-8 NC A&T State 50-12 at Johnson C. Smith 26-24 Saint Augustine’s 6-32 Fayetteville State 6-33 at Saint Paul’s 6-31

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1965 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 2-7; Career: 69-64-8 Kentucky State 42-12 Elizabeth City 12-13 Livingstone 24-19 Fayetteville State 14-19 NC A&T State 30-20 Johnson C. Smith 28-16 Saint Augustine’s 34-12 Shaw Univ. 28-13 Saint Paul’s 22-20

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1966 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 2-5; Career: 71-69-8 at Kentucky State 54-0 Elizabeth City 22-13 at Livingstone 43-36 NC A&T State 54-0 at Johnson C. Smith 28-12 at Saint Paul’s 0-12 Shaw Univ. 12-16

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1967 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 3-5; Career: 74-74-8 Kentucky State 36-0 at Elizabeth City 16-8 at Fayetteville State 6-20 Livingstone 14-20 at NC A&T State 58-8 Johnson C. Smith 45-28 Saint Paul’s 12-38 at Shaw Univ. 22-6

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1968 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 3-5-1; Career: 77-79-9 at Cheyney State 8-58 Elizabeth City 24-2 at Livingstone 14-12 NC Central 32-12 NC A&T State 60-6 at Johnson C. Smith 26-16 at Saint Paul’s 15-18 Shaw Univ. 12-12 Fayetteville State 0-8

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WSSU Football Year-By-Year Results 1969 Coach: Thomas Conrad Record: 2-7; Career: 79-86-9 Cheyney State 3-56 Elizabeth City 42-14 Livingstone 36-12 NC Central 63-6 NC A&T State 37-7 Johnson C. Smith 31-6 Saint Paul’s 0-14 Shaw Univ. 20-0 Fayetteville State 42-2 1970 Coach: Cleo Wallace Record: 3-5; Career: 3-5 Hampton at Saint Paul’s at Elizabeth City at Livingstone NC Central at Johnson C. Smith at Fayetteville State at Shaw Univ.

20-46 8-27 34-15 27-7 62-7 23-0 14-31 31-0

1971 Coach: Cleo Wallace Record: 6-4; Career: 9-9 at Hampton 26-32 Saint Paul’s 6-33 Norfolk State 17-14 Livingstone 7-12 at Fayetteville State 20-14 Elizabeth City 12-13 Johnson C. Smith 14-18 at Lenoir Rhyne 42-6 at Shaw Univ. 24-34 vs. Elizabeth City* 33-22 Southern Division Champions *CIAA Championship Game 1972 Coach: Cleo Wallace Record: 5-4; Career: 14-13 at NC Central 29-6 Hampton 0-47 at Norfolk 14-32 Livingstone 6-52 Fayetteville State 3-9 at Elizabeth City 9-6 at Johnson C. Smith 35-6 Lenoir Rhyne 42-6 Shaw Univ. 7-37 1973 Coach: Cleo Wallace Record: 3-7-1; Career: 17-20-1 NC Central 21-13 at Hampton 8-17 at Virginia Union 35-7 Norfolk State 21-10 Livingstone 26-14 at Fayetteville State 14-12 Elizabeth City 6-10 Johnson C. Smith 55-35 at Morris Brown 27-33 at Shaw Univ. 7-7 at Elon 45-13

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1974 Coach: Cleo Wallace Record: 4-7; Career: 21-27-1 Hampton 0-15 NC Central 27-7 Virginia Union 18-0 Norfolk State 26-10 Livingstone 13-10 Fayetteville State 24-41 Elizabeth City 6-16 Johnson C. Smith 35-25 Morris Brown 17-45 Shaw Univ. 16-12 Elon 35-0 1975 Coach: Cleo Wallace Record: 1-9; Career: 22-36-1 at Hampton 32-13 NC Central 27-10 at Virginia Union 32-0 Norfolk State 42-14 Livingstone 27-0 at Fayetteville State 25-0 Elizabeth City 33-0 Johnson C. Smith 53-6 at Guilford 51-0 Shaw Univ. 8-23 1976 Coach: William Hayes Record: 4-6; Career: 4-6 Hampton at NC Central Virginia Union at Norfolk State at Livingstone Fayetteville State at Elizabeth City at Johnson C. Smith Guilford at Shaw Univ.

27-22 31-7 7-14 13-6 0-6 16-10 13-26 12-7 16-14 18-29

1977 Coach: William Hayes Record: 11-1; Career: 15-7 at NC A&T State 14-33 at Hampton 6-34 NC Central 13-21 at Virginia Union 31-39 Norfolk State 14-21 Livingstone 9-17 at Fayetteville State 18-40 Elizabeth City 9-23 Johnson C. Smith 0-31 West Virginia State 7-22 Shaw Univ. 6-46 Vs. S. Carolina State* 10-7 CIAA Champions *Gold Bowl 1978 Coach: William Hayes Record: 11-1; Career: 26-8 NC A&T State 7-25 Hampton 6-21 at NC Central 18-24 Virginia Union 7-23

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1979 Coach: William Hayes Record: 8-2-1; Career: 34-10-1 at NC A&T State 14-7 at Hampton 14-41 NC Central 6-21 at Virginia Union 13-0 Norfolk State 21-21 Livingstone 7-47 at Fayetteville State 14-28 at Central State Ohio 6-27 Johnson C. Smith 18-57 Elizabeth City State 18-28 at Kentucky State 6-14

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1980 Coach: William Hayes Record: 5-5; Career: 39-15-1 Elon 27-22 NC A&T State 28-21 at NC Central 42-21 Virginia Union 6-17 at Norfolk State 13-17 at Livingstone 3-47 Fayetteville State 0-21 Central State Ohio 24-17 at Johnson C. Smith 3-7 at Elizabeth City State 16-10

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1981 Coach: William Hayes Record: 5-5; Career: 44-20-1 at Elon 27-22 NC A&T State 28-21 NC Central 42-21 at Virginia Union 6-17 Norfolk State 13-17 Livingstone 3-47 at Fayetteville State 0-21 at Lenoir-Rhyne 24-17 Johnson C. Smith 3-7 Elizabeth City 17-10

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1982 Coach: William Hayes Record: 3-7; Career: 47-27-1 NC A&T State 7-21 at NC Central 37-17 Virginia Union 28-19 at Norfolk State 16-7 at Livingstone 22-35 Fayetteville State 7-23 Lenoir Rhyne 2-0 at Johnson C. Smith 6-3 at Elizabeth City State 16-7 at Elon 21-7

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1988 Coach: Pete Richardson Record: 10-2; Career: 10-2 at Elon 19-34 at NC A&T State 6-26 Livingstone 3-28 Virginia Union 6-27 Fayetteville State 10-35 Norfolk State 14-31 University of DC 6-61 at NC Central 20-19 at Johnson C. Smith 6-37 Bowie State 14-16 Virginia State* 9-13 at NC Central** 32-16 *CIAA Championship ** NCAA Division II Playoffs 1989 Coach: Pete Richardson Record: 8-2; Career: 18-4 at Knoxville NC A&T State at Elizabeth City State at Livingstone at Fayetteville State Johnson C. Smith NC Central at Bowie State Morris Brown Bowie State* *CIAA Championship

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1990 Coach: Pete Richardson Record: 7-4-1; Career: 25-8-1 Knoxville 29-27 at NC A&T State 27-16 Elizabeth City State 28-28 Livingstone 13-28 Fayetteville State 0-44 Kentucky State 21-43 at NC Central 0-41 at Morehouse 3-42 at Johnson C. Smith 6-73 Virginia Union 45-38 vs. Virginia Union* 21-34 Indiana Univ.-PA** 48-0 *CIAA Championship ** NCAA Division II Play-Offs

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1991 Coach: Pete Richardson Record: 9-2; Career: 34-10-1 Morehouse 13-28 NC A&T State 10-13 vs. Virginia State 19-32 at Livingstone 18-54 at Fayetteville State 8-28 at Kentucky State 7-28 NC Central 22-68 Wofford 42-35 Johnson C. Smith 32-40 at Hampton* 6-20 Jacksonville State** 49-24 CIAA Championship *NCAA Division II Playoffs

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1992 Coach: Pete Richardson Record: 7-4; Career: 41-14-1 Elizabeth City 18-27 at NC A&T State 21-7 at Virginia State 0-14 Fayetteville State 8-34 at Johnson C. Smith 13-40 at Southern Univ. 47-14 at NC Central 30-48 Bowie State 0-29 at Wofford 52-35 Hampton 27-14 Livingstone 13-56

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1993 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 6-4-1; Career: 6-4-1 at Elizabeth City 6-47 NC A&T State 49-21 at Howard 31-10 at Livingstone 20-35 at Fayetteville State 17-20 Norfolk State 54-54 NC Central 28-46 at Bowie State 24-13 Johnson C. Smith 6-23 at Virginia Union 27-35 Virginia State 28-48

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1994 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 6-5; Career: 12-9-1 vs. S. Carolina State 48-27 at NC A&T 53-7 at Johnson C. Smith 25-51 Livingstone 12-17 Fayetteville State 39-28 at Norfolk State 50-48 Bowie State 14-40 at NC Central 6-21 Wofford 10-23 Virginia Union 14-56 vs. Virginia State 38-35

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1995 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 4-4-2; Career: 16-13-3 Ft. Valley State 6-33 NC A&T State 45-21 Elizabeth City 21-19

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1996 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 4-7; Career: 20-20-3 at Ft Valley State 10-15 at NC A&T State 31-7 at Elizabeth City 14-11 at Southern Illinois 48-18 Fayetteville State 0-6 Livingstone 39-6 at NC Central 28-0 at Virginia State 17-15 at Johnson C. Smith 14-6 Virginia Union 14-21 Norfolk State 7-13

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1997 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 6-4; Career: 26-24-3 NC A&T State 27-7 Savannah State 24-27 at Virginia Union 6-13 at Fayetteville State 18-16 at Livingstone 41-7 NC Central 30-29 Virginia State 12-21 Johnson C. Smith 40-7 Elizabeth City 48-0 at Bowie State 21-0

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1998 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 5-5; Career: 31-29-3 at Catawba 10-7 at NC A&T State 20-12 Virginia Union 0-21 Fayetteville State 14-17 Livingstone 38-33 at NC Central 8-43 at Virginia State 41-22 at Johnson C. Smith 19-29 at Elizabeth City 6-28 vs. Grambling State 35-28

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1999 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 8-3; Career: 39-32-3 Catawba 17-14 NC A&T State 20-7 at Virginia Union 0-17 at Fayetteville State 0-44

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2000 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 9-3; Career: 47-35-3 at S. Carolina State 39-28 Bowie State 40-6 at Hampton 6-40 Virginia Union 34-19 Fayetteville State 28-14 Livingstone 28-7 at N.C. Central 28-19 at Virginia State 13-20 at Johnson C. Smith 44-12 at Elizabeth City St. 44-0 vs. Virginia Union* 31-28 vs. Tuskegee** 9-12 * CIAA Championship ** Pioneer Bowl 2001 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 8-3; Career: 56-38-3 Carson-Newman 27-16 At Tuskegee 23-30 At Bowie State 17-14 At Virginia Union 22-24 At Fayetteville State 14-2 At Livingstone 31-0 N.C. Central 14-0 Virginia State 44-10 Johnson C. Smith 17-0 Elizabeth City State 45-6 Virginia Union* 24-31 * CIAA Championship 2002 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 4-6; Career: 60-44-3 at Carson-Newman 35-47 Tuskegee 15-36 at Bowie State 24-12 Virginia Union 15-18 Fayetteville State 26-30 Livingstone 23-6 at N.C. Central 23-12 at Virginia State 7-12 at Johnson C. Smith 49-0 at Elizabeth City St. 14-15

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2003 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 7-3; Career 67-47-3 Carson-Newman 14-21 vs. Ft. Valley State 27-21 Virginia State 33-27 at W. Virginia Tech. 35-33 at Virginia Union 17-29 at Fayetteville State 14-22 at Livingstone 42-23 N.C. Central 47-0 Johnson C. Smith 38-0 St. Augustine’s 54-19

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2005 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 6-4; Career 77-57-3 Catawba College 20-10 at Howard 6-20 at South Carolina State 12-52 Elizabeth City State 24-23 at Virginia Union 31-0 at Fayetteville State 26-24 at Livingstone 42-14 North Carolina Central 17-20 Johnson C. Smith 28-9 Saint Augustine’s 35-33

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2006 Coach: Kermit Blount Record: 4-7; Career 81-64-3 at Catawba College 7-21 at North Carolina A&T 41-14 South Carolina State 6-35 at Florida A&M 21-25 Coastal Carolina 12-31 Howard 12-0 At Bethune-Cookman 6-10 At Savannah State 38-6 At #17 Hampton 3-13 Saint Augustine’s 26-6 At Norfolk State 14-31

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WSSU All-Time Records vs. Opponents Allen Since 1944: 1-0-2 Largest WSSU Win: 6 (6-0), 1944 Largest Allen Win: N/A Longest WSSU Win Streak: one game, 1944 Longest Allen Win Streak: N/A 1944 6-0 W 1944 0-0 T Bethune-Cookman Since 1945: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. BethuneCookman) Largest BCC Win: 4 (10-6), 2006 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Bethune-Cookman) Longest BCC Win Streak: 1, 2006-Present 1945 13-19 L 1946 7-12 L 2006 A 6-10 L Bluefield State Since 1945: 8-8-2 Largest WSSU Win: 42 (42-0), 1959 Largest BSC Win: 41 (41-0), 1957 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 2, two times, most recently 1961-62 Longest BSC Win Streak: 3, 1956-58 1945 13-19 L 1946 7-12 L 1947 8-0 W 1948 6-0 W 1949 13-13 T 1950 13-13 T 1951 12-36 L 1952 27-13 W 1953 27-0 W 1954 18-38 L 1955 12-0 W 1956 0-20 L 1957 0-41 L 1958 0-22 L 1959 H 42-0 W 1960 A 12-25 L 1961 H 13-8 W 1962 A 20-14 W Bowie State Since 1946: 12-5 Largest WSSU Win: 44 (51-7), 1984 Largest BSU Win: 13 (20-7), 1995 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 6, 1983-88 Longest BSU Win Streak: 2, 1989 1983 A 16-10 1984 H 51-7 1985 A 33-0 1986 H 43-0 1987 A 24-3 1988 H 16-14 1989 A 21-29 N 24-28 1992 H 29-0 1993 A 13-24 1994 H 40-14 1995 A 7-20 1997 A 21-0 2000 H 40-6 2001 A 17-14 2002 A 24-12 2004 A 6-7

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Cal. State Poly Since 1946: 1-0 Largest WSSU Win: 17 (17-0), 1978 Largest CSP Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 1978 Longest CSP Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) 1978 N 17-0 W Carson-Newman Since 1946: 1-3 Largest WSSU Win: 11 (27-16), 2001 Largest Carson-Newman Win: 12 (47-35), 2002 Longest Carson-Newman Win Streak: 2, 2002-03 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 2001 2001 H 27-16 W 2002 A 35-47 L 2003 H 14-21 L 2004 A 32-48 L Catawba Since 1946: 0-4 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Catawba) Largest Catawba Win: 14 (21-7), August 26, 2006 Longest Catawba Win Streak: 4, 1998-Present Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Catawba) 1998 A 7-10 L 1999 H 14-17 L 2005 H 10-20 L 2006 A 7-21 L Central State Since 1946: 2-2 Largest WSSU Win: 22 (36-14), 1987 Largest CSU Win: 27 (35-8), 1986 Longest WSSU Win Streak: One, twice (most recently 1987) Longest CSU Win Streak: 2, 1980-86 1979 A 27-6 1980 H 17-24 1986 A 8-35 1987 H 36-14

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Cheyney State Since 1946: 2-0 Largest WSSU Win: 51 (58-7), 1968 Largest Cheyney State Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 2, two times, most recently 1961-62 Longest Cheyney State Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) 1968 A 58-7 W 1969 56-8 W Coastal Carolina Since 1946: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Coastal Carolina) Largest Coastal Carolina Win: 19 (31-12), 2006 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Coastal Carolina) Longest Coastal Carolina Win Streak: 1 (2006-Present) 2006 H 12-31 L

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Delaware State Since 1942: 2-4-1 Largest WSSU Win: 18 (18-0), 1950 Largest DSU Win: 41 (41-0), 1978 Longest WSSU Win Streak: One, two times (most recently 1950) Longest DSU Win Streak: 3, 1942-47 1942 6-32 L 1946 6-12 L 1947 6-20 L 1948 12-7 W 1949 12-12 T 1950 18-0 W 1978 A 0-41 L District of Columbia Since 1946: 1-0 Largest WSSU Win: 55, (61-6), 1988 Largest UDC Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 1988 Longest UDC Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) 1988 H 61-6 W Elizabeth City State Since 1940: 35-15-2 Largest WSSU Win: 48 (48-0), 1997 Largest ECSU Win: 33 (33-0), 1975 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 16, 1947-65 Longest ECSU Win Streak: 5, 1966-70 1940 0-31 1941 0-0 1947 14-0 1948 19-0 1949 19-12 1952 6-0 1953 12-6 1955 32-19 1956 14-0 1957 14-7 1958 32-14 1959 A 42-0 1960 H 50-12 1961 A 25-0 1962 H 22-12 1963 26-6 1964 H 26-6 1965 13-12 1966 H 13-22 1967 A 8-16 1968 H 2-24 1969 14-42 1970 15-34 1971 H 13-12 N 22-33 1972 A 6-9 1973 H 10-6 1974 A 16-6 1975 H 0-33 1976 A 26-13 1977 H 23-9 1978 A 28-6 1979 H 28-18 1980 A 10-16 1981 H 20-27 1982 A 7-16 1983 H 48-7 1984 A 35-3 1985 H 33-18

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City State (continued) A 27-13 H 28-28 H 27-18 A 47-6 H 19-22 A 11-14 H 48-0 A 28-6 H 21-6 A 44-0 H 45-6 A 14-15 H 24-23

Elon Since 1946: 1-5 Largest WSSU Win: 15 (34-19), 1988 Largest Elon Win: 35 (35-0), 1974 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 1988 Longest Elon Win Streak: 5, 1973-82 1973 A 13-45 1974 H 0-35 1980 H 22-27 1981 A 20-30 1982 A 7-21 1988 A 34-19

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Fayetteville State Since 1946: 43-13-3 Largest WSSU Win: 50 (62-12), 1960 Largest FSU Win: 40 (42-2), 1969 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 10, two times, most recently 1984-93 Longest FSU Win Streak: 3, twice, most recently 2002-04 1940 6-8 L 1947 18-0 W 1948 33-0 W 1949 31-6 W 1950 38-0 W 1951 26-13 W 1952 7-12 L 1953 13-13 T 1954 20-13 W 1955 13-0 W 1956 19-6 W 1957 14-19 W 1958 54-6 W 1959 A 46-0 W 1960 H 62-12 W 1961 A 20-0 W 1962 H 24-12 W 1963 36-0 W 1964 H 33-6 W 1965 19-14 W 1967 A 20-6 W 1968 H 8-0 W 1969 2-42 L 1970 31-14 W 1971 A 15-20 L 1972 H 9-3 W 1973 A 12-14 L 1974 H 41-24 W 1975 A 0-25 L 1976 H 10-16 L 1977 A 40-18 W 1978 H 52-21 W

Fayetteville State (continued) 1979 A 28-14 1980 H 21-0 1981 A 53-20 1982 H 23-7 1983 A 13-13 1984 H 20-14 1985 A 17-13 1986 H 22-14 1987 A 28-0 1988 H 35-10 1989 A 34-6 1990 H 44-0 1991 A 28-8 1992 H 34-8 1993 A 20-17 1994 H 28-39 1995 A 17-17 1996 H 6-0 1997 A 16-18 1998 H 17-14 1999 A 44-0 2000 H 28-14 2001 A 14-2 2002 H 26-30 2003 A 14-22 2004 H 14-21 2005 A 26-24

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Florida A&M Since 1946: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Florida A&M) Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Florida A&M) Largest FAMU Win: 4 (25-21), 2006 Longest FAMU Win Streak: 1, 2006-Present 2006 A 21-25 L Fort Valley State Since 1946: 3-1 Largest WSSU Win: 27 (33-6), 1995 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 3, 1995-2003 Largest FVSU Win: 2 (21-19), 2004 Longest FVSU Win Streak: 1, 2004-Present 1995 H 33-6 1996 A 15-10 2003 A 27-21 2004 H 19-21

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Grambling State Since 1946: 2-0 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Grambling) Largest Grambling Win: 7, (35-38) in 1998 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Grambling) Longest Grambling Win Streak: 2, 1998-1999 1998 N 28-35 L 1999 N 23-25 L Guilford Since 1946: 0-2 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Guilford) Largest Guilford Win: 51 (51-0), 1975 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Guilford) Longest Guilford Win Streak: 2, 1975-76 1975 A 0-51 L 1976 H 14-16 L

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Hampton Since 1946: 14-9-1 Largest WSSU Win: 47 (47-0), 1972 Largest HU Win: 47 (47-0), 1953 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 5, 1970-74 Longest HU Win Streak: 3, 1992-Present 1953 0-47 1954 A 13-24 1955 H 21-0 1956 A 7-7 1957 H 32-6 1958 A 6-16 1970 H 46-20 1971 A 32-26 1972 H 47-0 1973 A 17-8 1974 H 15-0 1975 A 13-32 1976 H 22-27 1977 A 34-6 1978 H 21-6 1979 A 41-14 1985 A 47-13 N 7-13 1986 H 38-6 1987 A 22-12 1991 A 20-6 1992 H 14-27 2000 A 6-40

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Since 1946: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. IUP) Largest IUP Win: 48 (48-0), 1990 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. IUP) Longest IUP Win Streak: 1, 1990 1990 A 0-48 L Jacksonville State Since 1946: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. JSU) Largest JSU Win: 25 (49-24), 1991 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. JSU) Longest JSU Win Streak: 1, 1991 1991 H 24-49 L Johnson C. Smith Since 1944: 37-21-4 Largest WSSU Win: 74 (80-6), 1989 Largest JCSU Win: 47 (53-6), 1975 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 13, 1983-95 Longest JCSU Win Streak: 9, 1962-70 1944 6-6 1945 0-19 1946 6-6 1947 0-13

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WSSU All-Time Records vs. Opponents Johnson C. Smith (continued) 1948 12-0 1949 0-0 1950 0-0 1951 26-0 1952 0-19 1953 19-20 1954 19-18 1955 19-2 1956 20-0 1957 47-6 1958 0-14 1959 H 54-12 1960 A 25-14 1961 H 20-12 1962 A 8-25 1963 8-22 1964 A 24-26 1965 18-28 1966 A 12-28 1967 H 28-45 1968 A 16-26 1969 6-31 1970 0-23 1971 H 18-14 1972 A 6-35 1973 H 35-55 1974 A 25-35 1975 H 6-53 1976 A 7-12 1977 H 31-0 1978 A 35-0 1979 H 57-18 1980 A 7-3 1981 H 35-13 1982 A 3-6 1983 H 33-17 1984 A 32-7 1985 H 14-6 1986 A 15-6 1987 H 27-13 1988 A 37-6 1989 H 80-6 1990 A 73-6 1991 H 40-32 1992 A 40-13 1993 H 23-6 1994 A 51-25 1995 H 28-12 1996 A 6-14 1997 H 40-7 1998 A 29-19 1999 H 25-6 2000 A 44-12 2001 H 17-0 2002 A 49-0 2003 H 38-0 2004 A 31-20 2005 H 28-9

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Kentucky State Since 1946: 10-11-3 Largest WSSU Win: 22 (43-21), 1990 Largest KSU Win: 54 (54-0), 1966 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 3, two times, most recently 1979-91 Longest KSU Win Streak: 4, 1964-67 1945 6-6 T 1946 6-20 L 1949 26-41 L 1950 6-6 T 1951 19-14 W 1952 12-8 W 1953 12-19 L 1954 12-7 W 1955 6-31 L 1956 6-13 L 1957 6-13 L 1958 18-18 T 1959 H 34-14 W 1960 A 20-7 W 1961 H 24-6 W 1962 A 8-33 L 1963 12-6 W 1964 A 12-41 L 1965 14-42 L 1966 A 0-54 L 1967 H 0-36 L 1979 A 14-6 W 1990 H 43-21 W 1991 A 28-7 W Kittrell Since 1940: 1-0-0 Largest WSSU Win: 4 (6-2), 1940 Largest Kittrell Win: Not Applicable Longest WSSU Win Streak: one game, 1940 Longest Kittrell Win Streak: Not Applicable 1940 6-2 W Knoxville Since 1945: 2-2 Largest WSSU Win: 25 (28-3), 1989 Largest Knoxville Win: 2 (29-27), 1990 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 2, 1946-1989 Longest Knoxville Win Streak: 1, 1990 1945 12-34 1946 17-7 1989 A 28-3 1990 H 27-29

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Lenoir-Rhyne Since 1946: 1-3 Largest WSSU Win: 7 (24-17), 1981 Largest LRC Win: 36 (42-6), two times, most recently 1972 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 1981 Longest LRC Win Streak: 2, 1971-72 1971 A 6-42 L 1972 H 6-42 L 1981 A 24-17 W 1982 H 0-2 L

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Lincoln Since 1946: 0-2 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Lincoln) Largest Lincoln Win: 21 (21-0), 1948 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Lincoln) Longest Lincoln Win Streak: 2, 1947-48 1947 6-21 L 1948 0-21 L Livingstone Since 1942: 33-11-1 Largest WSSU Win: 56 (62-6), 1986 Largest LC Win: 34 (41-7), 1997 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 19, 1976-94 Longest LC Win Streak: 3, three times, most recently 1996-98 1942 12-7 1946 19-0 1947 33-0 1948 12-7 1965 19-24 1966 A 36-43 1967 H 20-14 1968 A 12-14 1969 12-36 1970 7-27 1971 H 12-7 1972 H 50-6 1973 H 14-26 1974 A 0-13 1975 H 0-27 1976 A 6-0 1977 H 17-9 1978 A 55-29 1979 H 47-7 1980 A 47-3 1981 H 25-6 1982 A 35-22 1983 H 32-20 1984 A 45-13 1985 30-6 1986 H 62-6 1987 A 30-6 1988 H 27-3 1989 A 28-15 1990 H 28-13 1991 A 54-18 1992 H 49-12 1993 A 35-20 1994 H 17-12 1995 A 17-17 1996 H 6-39 1997 A 7-41 1998 H 33-38 1999 N 34-0 2000 H 28-7 2001 A 31-0 2002 H 23-6 2003 A 42-23 2004 H 31-21 2005 A 42-14

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WSSU All-Time Records vs. Opponents Middle Tennessee State Since 1946: 1-0 Largest WSSU Win: 3 (11-8), 1987 Largest MTSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 1987 Longest MTSU Win Streak: 1, 1987 1987 A 11-8 W Morehouse Since 1946: 2-0 Largest WSSU Win: 39 (42-3), 1990 Largest Morehouse Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 2, 1990-91 Longest Morehouse Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) 1990 A 42-3 W 1991 H 28-13 W Morris Brown Since 1946: 3-0 Largest WSSU Win: 28 (45-17), 1974 Largest Morris Brown Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 3, 1973-Present Longest Morris Brown Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) 1973 A 33-27 W 1974 H 45-17 W 1989 H 33-14 W Norfolk State Since 1946: 8-9-3 Largest WSSU Win: 19 (25-6), 1981 Largest NSU Win: 28 (42-14), 1975 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 2, two times, most recently 1987-88 Longest NSU Win Streak: 4, 1973-76 1941 13-13 T 1971 H 14-17 L 1972 A 32-14 W 1973 H 10-21 L 1974 A 10-26 L 1975 H 14-42 L 1976 A 6-13 L 1977 H 21-14 W 1978 A 24-7 W 1979 H 21-21 T 1980 A 17-13 W 1981 H 25-6 W 1982 A 7-16 L 1984 A 19-20 L 1987 A 36-20 W 1988 H 31-14 W 1993 H 54-54 T 1994 A 48-50 L 1996 H 13-7 W 2006 A 14-31 L North Carolina A&T Since 1944: 10-35-0 Largest WSSU Win: 29 (48-19), 1989 Largest NC A&T Win: 60 (60-0), 1968 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 4, 1982-85 Longest NC A&T Win Streak: 21, 1944-69 1944 A 0-38 1945 A 0-32 1946 H 0-55 1952 H 0-44 1953 A 6-26 1954 H 0-41 1955 A 6-32 1956 H 13-34

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North Carolina A&T (continued) 1957 A 0-41 1958 H 12-14 1959 A 18-23 1960 H 6-21 1961 A 20-27 1962 H 6-32 1963 A 18-60 1964 H 12-50 1965 A 20-30 1966 H 0-56 1967 A 6-54 1968 H 0-60 1969 A 7-37 1977 A 33-14 1978 H 25-7 1979 H 7-14 1980 H 21-28 1981 A 14-21 1982 H 21-7 1983 A 37-24 1984 A 35-21 1985 H 35-24 1986 A 21-28 1987 H 10-24 1988 A 26-6 1989 H 48-19 1990 A 16-27 1991 H 13-10 1992 A 7-21 1993 H 21-49 1994 A 7-53 1995 H 21-45 1996 A 7-31 1997 H 7-27 1998 A 12-20 1999 H 7-20 2006 A 41-14

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North Carolina Central Since 1945: 20-20 Largest WSSU Win: 47 (47-0), 2003 Largest NCCU Win: 57 (63-6), 1969 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 6, 1989-94 Longest NCCU Win Streak: 10, 1945-76 1945 A 0-34 1946 H 0-25 1968 H 12-32 1969 A 6-63 1970 H 7-62 1972 A 6-29 1973 H 13-21 1974 A 7-27 1975 H 10-27 1976 A 7-31 1977 H 21-13 1978 A 24-18 1979 H 21-6 1980 A 21-42 1981 H 0-21 1982 A 17-37 1983 H 21-13 1984 A 40-6 1985 H 46-14 1986 A 22-21 1987 H 25-0 1988 A 19-20 A 16-31 1989 H 24-0 1990 A 41-0

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North Carolina Central (continued) 1991 H 68-22 1992 A 48-30 1993 H 46-28 1994 A 21-6 1995 H 19-42 1996 A 0-28 1997 H 29-30 1998 A 43-8 1999 H 20-7 2000 A 28-19 2001 H 14-0 2002 A 23-12 2003 H 47-0 2004 A 33-35 2005 H 20-17

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

Saint Augustine’s Since 1946: 11-10-2 Largest WSSU Win: 52 (52-0), 1960 Largest SAC Win: 26 (26-0), 1958 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 3, 2003-Present Longest SAC Win Streak: 5, 1949-54 1941 13-13 1947 13-0 1948 22-20 1949 6-20 1951 6-12 1952 0-12 1953 0-6 1954 6-25 1955 13-0 1956 0-18 1957 14-13 1958 0-26 1959 A 0-10 1960 H 52-0 1961 A 13-8 1962 H 14-16 1963 6-6 1964 H 32-6 1965 12-34 2003 H 54-19 2004 A 31-13 2005 H 35-33 2006 H 26-6

T W W L L L L L W L W L L W W L T W L W W W W

Saint Paul’s Since 1946: 25-2 Largest WSSU Win: 72 (72-0), 1950 Largest SPC Win: 20 (27-7), 1954 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 9, 1955-64 Largest SPC Win Streak: 1, twice, most recently 1965 1946 25-0 W 1947 7-0 W 1948 33-0 W 1949 56-0 W 1950 72-0 W 1951 61-0 W 1952 43-7 W 1953 25-16 W 1954 7-27 L 1955 21-6 W 1956 28-14 W 1957 28-12 W 1958 54-6 W 1959 H 62-6 W 1960 A 42-6 W


WSSU All-Time Records vs. Opponents Saint Paul’s (continued) 1961 H 57-8 1963 18-0 1964 A 31-6 1965 20-22 1966 A 12-0 1967 H 38-12 1968 A 18-15 1969 14-0 1970 27-8 1971 H 33-6 1983 A 64-7 1984 H 51-0

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

Savannah State Since 1946: 2-0 Largest WSSU Win: 32 (38-6), 2006 Largest SSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 2, 1997-Present Longest SSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) 1997 H 27-24 W 2006 A 38-6 W Shaw Since 1946: 8-6-2 Largest WSSU Win: 72 (72-0), 1978 Largest Shaw Win: 31 (31-0), 1970 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 4, 1975-78 Longest Shaw Win Streak: 2, 1969-70 1949 0-7 1950 19-6 1965 13-28 1966 H 16-12 1967 A 6-22 1968 H 12-12 1969 0-20 1970 0-31 1971 A 34-24 1972 H 37-7 1973 A 7-7 1974 A 12-16 1975 H 23-8 1976 A 29-18 1977 H 46-6 1978 A 72-0

L W L W L T L L W W T L W W W W

South Carolina State Since 1946: 1-4 Largest WSSU Win: 11, (39-28) in 2000 Largest South Carolina State Win: 40, (52-12) on September 12, 2005 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, (2000) Longest South Carolina State Win Streak: 2, 19771994 1977 N 7-10 L 1994 N 27-48 L 2000 A 39-28 W 2006 H 6-35 L

Southern Since 1946: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Southern) Largest Southern Win: 33 (47-14), 1992 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Southern) Longest Southern Win Streak: 1, 1992-Present 1992 A 14-47 L

Southern Illinois (Carbondale) Since 1946: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. SIUCarbondale) Largest SIU Win: 30 (48-18), 1996 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. SIUCarbondale) Longest SIU Win Streak: 1, 1996-Present 1996 A 18-48 L Swift Since 1941: 1-0-0 Largest WSSU Win: 45 (45-0), 1941 Largest Swift Win: Not Applicable Longest WSSU Win Streak: one game, 1941 Longest Swift Win Streak: Not Applicable 1941 45-0 W Troy State Since 1946: 0-1 Largest WSSU Win: N/A (Winless vs. Troy State) Largest Troy Win: 31 (45-14), 1987 Longest WSSU Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. Troy State) Longest Troy Win Streak: 1, 1987 1987 A 14-45 L Tuskegee Since 1946: 1-3 Largest WSSU Win: 16 (23-7), 1999 Largest Tuskegee Win: 21 (36-15), 2002 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 1999 Longest Tuskegee Win Streak: 3, 2000-02 1999 N 23-7 2000 N 9-12 2001 A 23-30 2002 H 15-36 Virginia State Since 1946: 11-7 Largest WSSU Win: 37 (44-7), 1986 Largest VSU Win: 24 (48-24), 1993 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 4, 1986-92 Longest VSU Win Streak: 2, 1993-94 1983 A 17-16 1984 H 14-0 1985 A 7-17 1986 H 44-7 1988 H 13-9 1991 N 32-19 1992 A 14-0 1993 H 24-48 1994 N 35-38 1995 H 20-14 1996 A 15-17 1997 H 21-12 1998 A 22-41 1999 H 17-14 2000 A 13-20 2001 H 44-10 2002 A 7-12 2003 H 33-27

W L L L

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

Virginia Union Since 1946: 18-20-1 Largest WSSU Win: 43 (43-0), 1995 Largest VUU Win: 33 (40-7), 1983 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 10, 1990-2000 Longest VUU Win Streak: 6, two times, most recently 1981-86 1950 19-26 L 1951 6-13 L 1961 A 6-6 T

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Virginia Union (continued) 1962 H 14-26 1963 14-22 1964 H 8-28 1973 A 7-35 1974 H 0-18 1975 A 0-32 1976 H 14-7 1977 A 39-31 1978 H 23-7 1979 A 0-13 1980 H 17-6 1981 A 7-36 1982 H 19-28 1983 A 7-40 H 7-34 1984 H 7-19 1986 H 7-14 1987 A 32-6 1988 H 27-6 1990 H 38-45 N 34-21 1993 A 35-27 1994 H 56-14 1995 A 43-0 1996 H 21-14 1997 A 13-6 1998 H 21-0 1999 A 17-0 2000 H 34-19 N 31-28 2001 A 22-24 H 24-31 2002 H 15-18 2003 A 17-29 2004 H 20-13 2005 A 31-0

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

West Virginia Tech. Since 1946: 1-0 Largest WSSU Win: 2 (35-33), 2003 Largest WVT Win: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 2003 Longest WVT Win Streak: N/A (Winless vs. WSSU) 2003 A 35-33 W West Virginia State Since 1946: 1-4 Largest WSSU Win: 15 (22-7), 1977 Largest WVSU Win: 31 (31-0), 1946 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, 1977 Longest WVSU Win Streak: 4, 1943-46 1943 0-13 1944 0-12 1945 0-35 1946 0-31 1977 H 22-7

L L L L W

Wofford Since 1946: 2-1 Largest WSSU Win: 13 (23-10), 1994 Largest Wofford Win: 17 (52-35), 1992 Longest WSSU Win Streak: 1, two times, most recently 1994 Longest Wofford Win Streak: 1, 1992 1991 H 42-35 W 1992 A 35-52 L 1994 H 23-10 W


WSSU Rams in the Postseason NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Opening Round November 25, 1978 Winston-Salem, NC

RAMS SHUT OUT CAL-POLY, 17-0 WSSU advances to second round of NCAA Division II playoffs WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The WinstonSalem State Rams (11-0) continued to roll in the post season with a 17-0 win over the Cal-Poly Mustangs in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The WSSU defense keyed the victory blanking the Mustangs, 17-0, at Bowman Gray Stadium in the team’s first appearance in the postseason. A low-scoring contest, the Rams dominated the game scoring in nearly every way possible. The Rams first struck on the ground with a five-yard touchdown run by running back Tim Newsome, followed by a 37-yard field goal and a passing touchdown from quarterback Kermit Blount to running back Arrington Jones to complete the 17-0 shutout victory. Newsome opened the scoring with a fiveyard TD run with 13:33 left in the second quarter. The blocked PAT kick left the Rams on top, 6-0. The team would add to its lead with a 37-yard field goal by Derek Brewington at the 7:51 left in the half that left the squad on top 9-0 at the half. Jones finished the scoring taking a pass from Blount to cap the shutout win. Randy Bolton led the Rams’ rushing attack with nine carries for 61 yards in the game while Jones added 60 yards on 15 carries. Blount led the way for the Rams’ passing attack completing 5-of-16 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. Three WSSU defenders totaled 12 tackles each in the dominating effort by the WSSU defense. With the win, the Rams improved to 11-0 on the season and will head into the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

Cal-Poly vs. Winston-Salem State University November 25, 1978 at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC Attendance: 17, 520 Score By Quarters WSSU Cal-Poly Scoring Summary Qtr Team 2nd WSSU 2nd WSSU 3rd WSSU

1 0 0 Time 13:33 7:51 5:40

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

2 9 0

3 8 0

Final 17 0

Play Newsome 5-yard run (Kick Blkd) Brewington 37-yard field goal Jones pass from Blount (Blount run good) Cal-Poly 6 3 2 1

WSSU 17 13 3 1

RUSHING Rushing Attempts Yards Rushing Yards Lost Net Yards Rushing

40 119 19 100

57 273 19 254

PASSING Net Yards Passing Passes Attempted Passes Completed Passes Intercepted

78 22 8 2

78 16 5 2

TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Total Net Yards

62 178

73 332

2-2 4-40 2-8 7-210 30.0 2-3 2-40

3-1 11-85 2-38 5-173 34.6 1-4 1-17

Fumbles/Lost Penalties (#-Yards) Interceptions (#-Yards) Number of Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Punt Returns (#-Yards) Kickoff Returns (#-Yards)

4 0 0

WSSU 6 - Cal-Poly 0 WSSU 9 – Cal Poly 0 WSSU 17 – Cal Poly 0

RUSHING: Cal-Poly – Hodgson 11-38; Nelson 7-22; Dickens 8-21; Jackson 9-20; Molica 2-7; Lundstron 3 – (-8); Winston-Salem State – Bolton 9-61; Jones 15-60; Newsome 16-55; Blount 13-48; Brinkley 1-16; Sharpe 3-14 PASSING: Cal Poly – Nelson 22-8-2-78; Blount 16-5-2-78 RECEIVING: Cal Poly – Gilmore 2-13, Evanoff 2-41, Crump 1-19, Pedrick 1-7, Molila 1-5, Truiles 1- (7); WSSU - Jones 3-46, Diggs 1-17, Sharpe 1-16

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WSSU Rams in the Postseason NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Second Round December 2, 1978 Newark, DE

RAMS FALL TO DELAWARE, 41-0 WSSU ends 1978 season with 11-1 record

NEWARK, DE – The Winston-Salem State Rams (11-1) ended their stellar season when the team took a 41-0 loss to the Delaware Blue Hens in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Rams struggled to find offense in the game totaling just 169 yards of total offense in the game and notching no points in the contest. The Rams fell behind early allowing three Delaware scores in the first half, including a pair of touchdowns and a field goal. Though the team bounced back defensively holding Delaware without a score for the second quarter, they continued to struggle once again in the second half allowing four scores for the Blue Hens; including three second half touchdowns and a third quarter field goal. Tim Newsome led the Rams’ rushing effort with six carries for 22 yards, while Arrington Jones added 15 yards on six carries. Kermit Blount led the WSSU passing attack, completing 5-of16 passes for 126 yards and a pair of interceptions. Billy Diggs led the Rams’ receiving corps with five catches for 126 yards. With the loss, the Rams fell to 11-1 on the season, tying a school record for most wins in a season.

Delaware vs. Winston-Salem State University December 2, 1978 in Newark, DE Attendance: 10,963 Score By Quarters WSSU Delaware

1 0 17

2 0 0

3 0 17

4 0 7

Final 0 41

Scoring Summary Qtr Team 1st DEL DEL DEL

Time 14:05 8:11 7:53

Play GUMBS, 12-yard run (Kennedy Kick Good) KENNEDY, 32-Yard Field Goal KOMLO, 1-yard (Kennedy Kick Good)

Delaware 7, WSSU 0 Delaware 10, WSSU 0 Delaware 17, WSSU 0

3rd 4th

11:10 10:12 5:25 9:18

MILL 7-Yard Pass (Kennedy Kick Good) MILL 30-Yard Pass (Kennedy Kick Good) KENNEDY, 37-Yard Field Goal DENNIS, 1-Yard Run (Kennedy Kick Good)

Delaware 24, WSSU 0 Delaware 31, WSSU 0 Delaware 34, WSSU 0 Delaware 41, WSSU 0

DEL DEL DEL DEL

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

WSSU 11 4 7 0

Delaware 27 15 12 0

RUSHING Rushing Attempts Yards Rushing Yards Lost Net Yards Rushing

35 87 80 7

60 271 53 218

PASSING Net Yards Passing Passes Attempted Passes Completed Passes Intercepted

162 22 7 4

290 34 17 0

57 169 3.0 10-4 4-30 0-0 6-214 35.7 0 5-63

94 508 5.4 2-2 3-25 4-0 4-128 32.0 2-13 1-5

TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Total Net Yards Avg. Yards per Play Fumbles/Lost Penalties (#-Yards) Interceptions (#-Yards) Number of Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Punt Returns (#-Yards) Kickoff Returns (#-Yards)

RUSHING: WSSU – Blount 13- (-12), Newsome 6-22, Jones 6-15, Sharpe 3 – (-4), Fraley 5 (-11), Belton 1- (-7), Watson 1-4; Delaware - Sully 7-37, Ciccone 11-37, Gumbs 10-4, Kuolo 5 (-9), Mariani 11-28, Schonewolf 1- (-8), Dougherty 3-33, Wood 4-21, Castellino 1 – (1-8), Dennis 6-29, Brunner 1-9. PASSING: WSSU – Blount 16-5-2-126, Fraley 7-2-1-36, Turner 1-0-1-0; Delaware – Komlo 30-15-0-263, Castellino 3-1-0-14, Brunner 1-1-0-13 RECEIVING: WSSU – Diggs 5-126, Bolton – 1-24, Brinkly 1-12; Delaware – Bavattine 6-115, Mill 4-53, Sully 2-43, Young 1-14, Mariani 2-22, Ciccone 2-43

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NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Opening Round November 28, 1987 Troy, AL

RAMS TAKE 45-14 LOSS TO TROY STATE WSSU takes opening round loss in playoffs TROY, AL – The Winston-Salem State Rams (9-3) ended the 1987 season when they took a 45-14 loss to the Troy State Trojans at Memorial Stadium. The CIAA champion Rams struggled against a tough Trojan defense that held the team to just 202 yards of total offense in the contest, including just 95 yards on the ground. The Rams battled for most of the contest, but were unable to withstand a fourth-quarter assault that saw the Trojans score 21 points and pull away for the win. After falling behind, 10-0 in the first quarter, the Rams bounced back when Frank Torrence took in a 35-yard TD pass from Connell Maynor for the Rams’ first score of the contest. The missed PAT left the Rams trailing, 10-6, but well in the game. After going scoreless in the second quarter but allowing a TSU score, the Rams bounced back when WSSU wide receiver Yancy Thigpen took in a 39-yard TD pass from Maynor to keep the Rams in the game. The WSSU two-point conversion pulled the Rams with within 10 points, 24-14 heading into the fourth quarter. Troy State would then take control of the game in the fourth quarter scoring 21 unanswered points and pulling away with the 45-14 win. WSSU wide receiver Yancy Thigpen led the way for the Rams with a pair of catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. Rodney McKay led the Rams’ rushing efforts with eight carries for 22 yards while Broderick Groves added nine carries for 21 yards. Connell Maynor led the WSSU passing attack completing five of 13 passes for 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With the loss, the Rams finish the 1987 season with a 9-3 overall record and a CIAA championship.

Winston-Salem State vs. Troy State November 28, 1987 at Memorial Stadium in Troy AL Score By Quarters Winston-Salem State Troy State

1 6 10

2 0 7

3 8 7

4 0 21

Final 14 45

Scoring Summary Qtr Team 1st TSU st 1 TSU 1st WSSU

Time Play LEMONS 35-Yard field goal BROWN 75-yard interception return (Clemons kick good) TORRENCE 35-Yd pass from Maynor (Kick Missed)

TSU 3, WSSU 0 TSU 10, WSSU 0 TSU 10, WSSU 6

2nd

TSU

GODSEY, B 3-Yd TD run (Clemmons kick good)

TSU 17, WSSU 6

3rd 3rd

TSU WSSU

YOUNG, T 19-Yard TD run (Clemons kick good) THIGPEN, Y 39-Yd TD pass from Maynor (Maynor Run)

TSU 24, WSSU 6 TSU 24, WSSU 14

4th 4TH 4th

TSU TSU TSU

JACKSON, T 7-yrd TD run (Clemons kick good) DUGOSH, T 1-yd TD run (Clemons kick good) WOODEN, T 5-Yd TD run (Clemons kick good)

TSU 31, WSSU 14 TSU 38, WSSU 14 TSU 45, WSSU 14

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

Troy State 21 17 3 1

WSSU 10 5 5 0

RUSHING Rushing Attempts Yards Rushing Yards Lost Net Yards Rushing

54 391 8 383

36 95 54 41

PASSING Net Yards Passing Passes Attempted Passes Completed Passes Intercepted

44 13 4 0

161 15 7 1

67 427 2-0 5-40 1-75 3-24 2-26 3-24 2-26 33:41

51 202 4-2 8-59 0-0 1-15 7-165 1-15 7-165 26:19

TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Total Net Yards Fumbles/Lost Penalties (#-Yards) Interceptions (#-Yards) Number of Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Punt Returns (#-Yards) Kickoff Returns (#-Yards) Time of Possession

RUSHING: WSSU – McKay 8-22, Groves 9-21, Torrance, K 4-3, Thigpen, Y 1-4, Handsome 1-1, Turner, B 1- (-4), Maynor, C 12 -(6); TSU – Jackson, T-93, Young, T 7-50, Taylor, F 3-50, Turk, M 10-48, Odom, T 2-43, Dayne, J 631, Gadson, B 5-21, Wasden, T 2-12, Lewis, M 2-13, Carter, R 2-8. PASSING: WSSU – Junior, B 2-2-0-33, Maynor, C 13-5-1-128; TSU – Turk, M, 10-3-0-29, Godsey, B 3-1-0-15. RECEIVING: WSSU – Thigpen, Y 2-77, Graves, D – 2-16, Torrence, K 1-35, McKay, R 1-23, Joiner, D 1-10

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NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Opening Round November 17, 1990 Indianapolis, IN

RAMS TAKE 48-0 LOSS TO IUP IN OPENING ROUND OF NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Rams offense shutout in playoff opening round INDIANAPOLIS, IN - IUP thrilled a Miller Stadium crowd by jumping out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and the issue was never in doubt as the Indians smashed the Rams 48-0 for their first ever postseason win at home. The Indians piled up 592 yards of total offense, the seventh most in school history and the highest ever in a playoff contest. Ken Rock spearheaded a 332-yard rushing attack with 165 yards on only 13 carries while Charles Peoples (54 yards) and Bill Fegley (45) combined to gain nearly 100 yards on the ground. Tony Aliucci completed only nine of 20 passes but his aerials were good for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Paul Kovell was the leading receiver with four catches for 95 yards. The Indian defense also shined, registering its fourth shutout of the season by limiting Winston-Salem State to 183 total yards. IUP scored the only points it would need on its second possession of the game on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Aliucci to Johnny White. A 30-yard connection between Aliucci and Kovell and a pass interference call on third down set up a one-yard plunge by Doug Adamrovich and a 14-0 IUP lead. The first quarter onslaught concluded with an eight-yard run by Michael Mann with 46 seconds left in the period. From that point on, IUP continued to build its lead. The Indians added a second quarter touchdown on a 34yard run by Rock, and also scored in the third quarter when JeMone Smith was the recipient of a 47-yard scoring pass from Aliucci. Backup quarterback Chris Geary was given game action in the fourth quarter, and he responded with a nine-yard scoring pass to Kovell. A 26yard run by Peoples set up the final IUP score of the game, a one-yard run by Jay Murray with 7:11 remaining.

Winston-Salem State at IUP November 17, 1990 at Miller Stadium in Indianapolis, IN Attendance: 3,004 Score By Quarters Winston-Salem State IUP

1 0 21

2 0 7

3 0 7

4 0 13

Final 0 48

Scoring Qtr 1st 1st 1st

Summary Team IUP IUP IUP

Time Play 9:44 White 37-yard pass from Aliucci (Jaworski kick) 3:22 Adamrovich 2-yard run (Jaworski kick) 00:46 Mann 8-yard run (Jaworski kick)

IUP 7, WSSU 0 IUP 14, WSSU 0 IUP 21, WSSU 0

2nd

IUP

14:48

Rock 34-yard (Jaworski kick)

IUP 28, WSSU 0

3rd

IUP

1:36

SMITH, J 47-yard pass from Aliucci (Kaworski kick) IUP 35, WSSU 0

4th 4th

IUP IUP

12:23 7:11

KOVELL 9-yard pass from Gaary (Jaworski kick) MURRAY 1-yard run (Jaworski kick blocked)

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

IUP 30 20 9 1

WSSU 11 8 3 0

RUSHING Rushing Attempts Yards Gained Yards Lost Net Yards Rushing

55 349 17 332

44 178 37 141

PASSING Net Yards Passing Passes Attempted Passes Completed Passes Intercepted

260 24 12 1

42 24 8 1

TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Total Net Yards

79 592

68 183

4-2 14-95 1-0 3-110 36.7 1-24 1-22 3-31

1-0 4-35 1-0 10-315 31.5 1-(-5) 8-111 2-11

Fumbles/Lost Penalties (#-Yards) Interceptions (#-Yards) Number of Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Punt Returns (#-Yards) Kickoff Returns (#-Yards) Sacks By

IUP 42, WSSU 0 IUP 48, WSSU 0

RUSHING: IUP – Rock, K 13-165, Mann, M 6-18, Peoples, C 9-54, Fegley, B 10-45, Aliucci, T 2-(-11), Murray, J 630, White, J 1-(-6), Geary, C 1-3; WSSU – McKoy, R 7-28, Beverly, R 7-23, Latta, W 12-40, Brown, B 1-1, Norwood, E, 4-14, Nicholson, M 12-24, Joyner 1-11 PASSING: WSSU - Nicholson, M 24-8-1-42; TSU – Aliucci, T 20-9-1-208, Geary, C 4-3-0-52 RECEIVING: WSSU – Thigpen, Y 4-29, Beverly 1-4, Dudley 1-14, Latta, 1-(-2), Norwood 1-(-3); TSU – Rovell, P 4-95, White, J 2-58, Smith, J 2-62, Smith, D 2-27, Cairrocca 1-15, Crockett 1-3.

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WSSU Rams in the Postseason NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Opening Round November 23, 1991 Winston-Salem, NC

Rams Fall to Jacksonville State, 49-24 in NCAA Division II Playoffs Gamecock offense too much for Rams TROY, AL – A strong second half run was not enough for the Winston-Salem State Rams (9-2) as the team took a 49-24 loss to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs at Bowman Gray Stadium. After falling behind 28-6 in the first half, the Rams answered with 18 second half points, but were not able to keep up with a high-powered Jacksonville State offense in the loss. Both teams racked up big offensive numbers in the game combining for 73 points and 761 yards of total offense. It was the Rams scoring first in the contest when Ronald Beverly scored on a one-yard TD run with 6:45 left in the first quarter. The missed PAT gave the Rams their only lead of the game, 6-0. Unfortunately, the Gamecocks answered with six unanswered scores, all touchdowns. The JSU onslaught left the Rams trailing 42-6 when Chris Swinson took in a 21-yard TD pass from Mitch Nicholson with 7:44 left in the quarter. The Rams went on to add another score when running back Everett Norwood took in a one-yard TD run at the 3:57 mark. The two failed two-point conversions left the Rams with a 18-42 deficit. Both teams added fourth quarter scores as WSSU’s Ronald Beverly added his second TD run of the game, this time taking in a nineyard run for the final score of the game. WSSU’s Bobby Brown led the WSSU rushing effort with 14 carries for 128 yards. Ronald McMillan led the team’s passing effort completing 3-of-8 passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. Brown was also the team’s leading receiver with a pair of catches for 21 yards. Swinson was the only Ram receiver with a touchdown in the game. With the loss, the Rams ended the 1991 season with a 9-2 record.

Jacksonville State at Winston-Salem State University November 23, 1991 at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC Attendance: 7,908 Score By Quarters Jacksonville State Winston-Salem State Scoring Qtr 1st 1st 1st

Summary Team WSSU JSU JSU

1 14 6

2 14 0

3 14 12

4 7 6

Final 49 24

Time Play 6:45 Beverly, R 1-Yard Run (PAT failed) 5:42 Edmonson, N 55-Yard Run (Stinnett kick) 5:26 Bowens, T 23-Yard Run (Stinnett kick)

6-0 6-7 14-6

2nd 2nd

JSU JSU

13:24 11:28

Ray, H 37-Yard pass from Edmondson (Stinnett kick) Ray, H 18-Yard pass from Edmonson (Stinnett kick)

21-6 28-6

3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd

JSU JSU WSSU WSSU

12:48 11:38 7:44 3:57

Pilot 52-Yard pass from Edmondson (Stinnett kick) Lee, D 62-yard punt return (Stinnett kick) Swinson, C 21-yard pass from Nicholson (Pass failed) Norwood, E 1-Yard run (Run failed)

35-6 42-6 42-12 42-18

14:06 8:41

Edmondson, N 6-yard run (Swinnett kick) Beverly, R 9-yard run (run failed)

49-18 49-24

4th JSU 4th WSSU TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty

JSU 15 11 4 0

WSSU 18 14 4 0

RUSHING Rushing Attempts Yards Gained Yards Lost Net Yards Rushing

56 319 38 281

58 315 49 266

PASSING Net Yards Passing Passes Attempted Passes Completed Passes Intercepted

130 7 5 1

84 15 5 2

61 411 5-1 9-60 2-0 5-184 36.8 2-89 5-54 3-32

73 350 3-2 2-44 1-0 5-197 39.4 3-23 7-159 0-0

TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Total Net Yards Fumbles/Lost Penalties (#-Yards) Interceptions (#-Yards) Number of Punts-Yards Average Per Punt Punt Returns (#-Yards) Kickoff Returns (#-Yards) Sacks By

RUSHING: JSU – Edmondson, 15-79, Richardson, 10-54, Bowens, 5-54, Lee, 7-35, Flowers, 4-32, Griffie 3-28, Carpenter 4-8, Reynolds, 3-6, Robinson, 1-1, Gordon 2-1; WSSU - Brown, B 14-128, Norwood, E 13-37, Beverly, R 14-55, McMillan, 3-14, Nicholson, M 9-2. PASSING: JSU – Edmondton 6-5-1-130, Robinson 1-0-0-0; WSSU - Nicholson, M 7-2-0-36, McMillan, R 8-3-2-48 RECEIVING: JSU – Ray 3-66, Pilot 1-52, Flowers 1-12

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WSSU Rams in Professional Football Emmanuel Akah

A 2004 All-CIAA First-Team selection, Akah participated, and started in the 2004 East Coast Bowl following a season in which the Rams averaged 247.2 yards per game rushing (second in NCAA Division II). “I am very excited for Manny that he has shown his ability and talent, and that he will now get the opportunity to play in the NFL. It certainly shines light on our program and shows that we have young men out there that are continuing their careers and are doing good things. As coaches it makes us feel good to know that we have helped a young man to successes in life, both on the field and off. He has made all of us here at WSSU proud and we will continue to monitor his future endeavors.” WSSU head football coach Kermit Blount said.

Emmanuel Akah (G)

2006-Present - Miami Dolphins Former WSSU guard Emmanuel Akah has signed a free agent contract with the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins following his NFL Europe Championship season with the Frankfurt Galaxy this spring as confirmed by the Official Website of the Miami Dolphins.

selection, he spent four and a half years with the Browns before moving on to San Diego and ending his career in 1993 with the Chicago Bears. Blaylock played in 71 career games registering six interceptions, one fumble recovery for a touchdown and five sacks.

Anthony Blaylock (DB)

1988-90 - Cleveland Browns 1991 - Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers; 1992 - San Diego Chargers; 1993 - Chicago Bears The Cleveland Browns drafted Anthony Blaylock in 1988. A fourth-round Anthony Blaylock

Akah split the 2006 NFL Europe League season, having started with Rhein before joining Frankfurt. Overall, he played in seven games, including starts in the final three regular season games and the Galaxy’s World Bowl win over Amsterdam. The 27 year-old Akah is a native of London, England, who finished high school at Tottenville High in Staten Island, New York. During his time at WSSU, Akah was instrumental in helping to anchor the Rams’ offensive line as he led an offensive front that saw (twice) and Jerrick “Jed” Bines (once) each broke the 1,000 yard mark. During Akah’s two-year tenure at WSSU, the Rams led the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in rushing.

Jack Cameron

Jack Cameron (WR) 1984 - Chicago Bears

Cameron spent the entire 1984 season with the Chicago Bears primarily as a return specialist. He returned 26 kickoffs for 485 yards (18.7) in addition to catching one pass.

Donald Evans (DE; DT)

1987 - Los Angeles Rams 1988 - Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-93 - Pittsburgh Steelers 1994-95 - New York Jets Evans has the distinction of being the highest player ever drafted from WinstonSalem State University after being selected in the second round of the 1987 draft by the Los Angeles Rams. His playing career included stints with the

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WSSU Rams in Professional Football Donald Frank (DB)

Donald Evans

1990-93 - San Diego Chargers; 1994 - Los Angeles Raiders; 1995 - Minnesota Vikings Donald Frank began his professional career in 1990 with the San Diego Chargers with whom he would play until 1993. He then moved on to the Los Angeles Raiders (1994) and concluded his playing days in Minnesota (1995). His career totals include 14 interceptions, which he returned for 315 yards, and two touchdowns.

Rams, Eagles, Steelers and the New York Jets. Evans ended his eight years in the National Football League having played in 90 games and totaling 17 sacks, with his best season coming during the 1993 campaign when he registered 6.5 sacks with the Steelers.

Anthony Hines

Anthony Hines (WR)

Oronde Gadsden

Oronde Gadsden (WR)

1998-Present - Miami Dolphins As a senior at Winston-Salem State, Gadsden caught 56 passes for 1,111 yards and 16 touchdowns, leading the CIAA with 19.8 yards per catch and finishing second in receiving yards, touchdowns and yards per game (101.0). Donald Frank

the Miami Dolphins in receiving during the 2000 and 2001 campaigns with 56 and 55 catches respectively. He also ranks among the top five in Dolphin history for total receptions, yards and touchdowns in his first three seasons.

Since joining the Dolphins in 1998 Gadsden has been one of the team’s top targets, recording 48 or more receptions in each of his four seasons and leading

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2002, Roanoke Storm (AF2); 2003 Cape Fear Wildcats (AF2); 2004 Indiana Firebirds, 2005-06 Grand Rapids Rampage; 2007 - present Kansas City Brigade Following a great career as at WinstonSalem State University that included a pair of CIAA championships, Anthony Hines has gone to become one of the most electrifying players in the Arena Football League. During his five-year career, he has led four teams in receiving. Hines joined the Kansas City Brigade as a free agent this season and helped take the Brigade to the Arena Football League playoffs. His best season came in 2006 when he pulled in a career-high 124 receptions for 1,329 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Grand Rapids Rampage. He also added 11 tackles and a pair of interceptions that season.


WSSU Rams in Professional Football Arrington Jones (RB)

1981 - San Francisco 49ers Jones was a fifth round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1981. He played in one game while in San Francisco returning three kickoffs for 43 yards (14.3). Arrington Jones

Timmy Newsome

Timmy Newsome (RB)

1980-1988 - Dallas Cowboys Richard Huntley

Richard Huntley (RB)

1996-97 - Atlanta Falcons 1998-00 - Pittsburgh Steelers 2001 - Carolina Panthers Huntley was the 117th overall pick in the 1996 draft, selected in the fourth round by the Atlanta Falcons. In addition to the Falcons, this five-year veteran has also spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers. Richard ended his college career at Winston-Salem State University ranked second all-time in NCAA history with 6,286 yards rushing, and as the CIAA’s career scoring leader with 372 points on 62 touchdowns. He joined a list of nine players, including Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett, as the only players to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of their four seasons. His record breaking final collegiate season in 1995 included setting a Division II mark with an average of 188.9 yards per game en route to a record 1,889 total rushing yards, earning him the Sheridan All-America Offensive Player of the Year. Huntley is the ONLY player in NCAA history to have two 1,800plus yard seasons.

Bill Murrell (TE)

1979 - St. Louis Cardinals Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 1979 draft, Murrell eventually spent the ‘79 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing in 12 games and catching two passes for a total of 20 yards.

The second leading rusher in WSSU history (6th in CIAA), Timmy Newsome was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 1980 draft for not only his skills as a runner, but also for his pass catching abilities. The Cowboys took advantage of his multiple talents while utilizing Newsome at tailback, fullback and tight end. He ended his career with Dallas as the ninth leading receiver in club history and in 1990 was selected to the Cowboys’ All-Decade Team as selected by the Dallas Cowboys Weekly Newspaper.

Bill Murrell

Alvin Powell

Alvin Powell (OG)

1984 - Chicago Bears Cameron spent the entire 1984 season with the Chicago Bears primarily as a return specialist. He returned 26 kickoffs for 485 yards (18.7) in addition to catching one pass.

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WSSU Rams in Professional Football Bobby Shaw (WR)

In addition, he is second in the school’s record books in touchdown passes (38) and total offense (5,527), behind only Richard Huntley (6,288). Taking notice of his great athletic ability and potential, the New York Jets signed him to a freeagent contract on April 26, 2001. After being released by the Jets, Woodbury was promptly signed by the Denver Broncos.

1970 - New Orleans Saints Bobby Shaw spent the 1970 campaign with the New Orleans Saints playing in four games and pulling down one 49-yard reception.

Yancey Thigpen (WR)

1992-97 - Pittsburgh Steelers 1998-00 - Tennessee Titans Drafted in the fourth round by the San Diego Chargers in 1991, Yancey Thigpen spent six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Tennessee Titans in 1998. Known throughout the league as a big-play receiver, Thigpen was a two-time Pro Bowl selection who holds the record for the longest touchdown in the game’s history, a 93-yard grab in 1995. During his tenure in Pittsburgh Yancey set season records for receptions and receiving yards while also posting two 1,000-yard receiving seasons. When he signed with the Titans in 1998 he became the highest paid receiver in the NFL at the time. Thigpen also appeared in two Super Bowls, one with the Titans and one with the Steelers.

Yancey Thigpen

Tory Woodbury (QB)

2001-03 - New York Jets 2003-Present - Denver Broncos Woodbury, the Rams all-time leading passer with 4,493 yards, guided WinstonSalem State University to back-to-back CIAA championships in 1999 and 2000.

Tory Woodbury

wssu Rams in Professional Football at a Glance Emmanuel Akah (G)

2006-Present - Miami Dolphins

Anthony Blaylock (DB)

1988-90 - Cleveland Browns 1991 - Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers; 1992 - San Diego Chargers; 1993 - Chicago Bears

Jack Cameron (WR) 1984 - Chicago Bears

Donald Evans (DE; DT)

1987 - Los Angeles Rams 1988 - Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-93 - Pittsburgh Steelers 1994-95 - New York Jets

Donald Frank (DB)

1990-93 - San Diego Chargers; 1994 - Los Angeles Raiders; 1995 - Minnesota Vikings

Oronde Gadsden (WR)

1998-Present - Miami Dolphins

Anthony Hines (WR)

2002, Roanoke Storm (AF2); 2003 Cape Fear Wildcats (AF2); 2004 Indiana Firebirds, 2005-06 Grand Rapids Rampage; 2007 - present Kansas City Brigade

Richard Huntley (RB)

Timmy Newsome (RB)

1980-1988 - Dallas Cowboys

Alvin Powell (OG)

1984 - Chicago Bears

Bobby Shaw (WR)

1970 - New Orleans Saints

Yancey Thigpen (WR)

1996-97 - Atlanta Falcons 1998-00 - Pittsburgh Steelers 2001 - Carolina Panthers

1992-97 - Pittsburgh Steelers 1998-00 - Tennessee Titans

Arrington Jones (RB)

2001-03 - New York Jets 2003-Present - Denver Broncos

1981 - San Francisco 49ers

Bill Murrell (TE)

1979 - St. Louis Cardinals

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Tory Woodbury (QB)


Winston-Salem State University Rams Football Media Information


Media Information WORKING CREDENTIALS All requests for working credentials, scouting passes, and photographer passes should be made at least two days (48 hours) in advance of any scheduled game. The WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations reserves the right to deny requests made past that time constraint. All requests should be directed to: Chris Zona Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations WSSU Department of Athletics 200 CE Gaines Center Winston-Salem, NC 27110 Office: (336) 750-2143 Home/Mobile: (336) 416-6452 Fax: (336) 750-2144 E-Mail: zonac@wssu.edu Alternate E-Mail: wssusid@yahoo.com Should requests be made in advance, passes will be mailed with time permitting. A will-call window is located at the South entrance of Bowman Gray Stadium. Priority is given to daily newspapers, radio/TV sports directors, and other media members who cover WSSU Athletics and their opponents on a regular basis, in addition to national print and electronic media. Spouses, dates, non-workers, and anyone 16 years-of-age and younger are not permitted in any working media area. Guests are not permitted in any working media area. If you wish to bring a guest to any game, contact Chris Zona regarding the availability of reserved seat tickets. WSSU FOOTBALL PRACTICES The football team practices on the dual-level practice field adjacent to the C.E. Gaines Center (cross over Wallace Street). Practices are open to the media and are the opportune time for lengthy print or television interviews. Practice times vary according to academic schedules, so please contact the Office of Athletic Media Relations and Assistant Director of Athletics, Chris Zona for the specifics.

IMPORTANT DATES IN 2007 WSSU FOOTBALL Fri., July 27 . . . . . . . . . MEAC Football Kickoff Thur., August 2 . . . . . . Football Players Report Sat., August 4 . . . . . . First Practice (No Pads) Thur., August 9 . . . . . First Full Practice (Pads) Wed., August 22 . . . . . . . . . . Classes Begin Sun., August 26 . . . . “Meet the Rams” Fan Fest Tues, August 28 . . . . 1st MEAC Teleconference Wed., August 29 . . 1st WSSU Press Conference Sat., September 1 . . Season Opener vs. NC A&T All dates tentative. For more information on these events, contact the media relations office.

WEEKLY FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCES The Winston-Salem State University football team will hold a weekly press conference/media day every Wednesday during the season at 11:00 am in the C.E. Gaines Center, Suite #108, located on the lower level of the Clarence E. Gaines Athletic Center. The first press conference of the season will be held on Wednesday, August 29 with the remainder of the weekly press conferences to be held every Wednesday prior to a Saturday game. The remaining press conferences will occur on September 5, 12, 19 and 26, October 3, 17, 24, and 31 and November 7 and 14. Head Coach Kermit Blount and select players will be on hand to give general comments and field questions. Requests for the attendance of specific players must be made no later than Monday at 11:00 am prior to the upcoming press conference. Following the press conference, a complimentary lunch will be served to all members of the working media. MID-WEEK INTERVIEWS All interviews with Winston-Salem State University football student-athletes and coaches should be arranged through Chris Zona in the Office of Athletic Media Relations. Please make interview arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. Most interviews will be arranged to start prior to practice or, with time permitting, will be scheduled to take place on the Rams’ weekly media day. Players will not do interviews on game day, except for postgame interviews. Telephone interviews may also be arranged through the Office of Athletic Media Relations. STUDENT-ATHLETE CONTACT Home and cellular telephone numbers for studentathletes will not be provided and players have been instructed not to accept calls from media members without prior notice from the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations. Please do not attempt to make contact with WSSU student-athletes or coaches without scheduling the interview through the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations.

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INJURY INFORMATION Winston-Salem State University’s Department of Athletics abides by HIPAA, a federal privacy act with regard to the release of injury information. WSSU athletes are required to sign a waiver before injury information is released to the media. If the athlete chooses to withhold that information, WSSU officials will be restricted to informing media members of their playing status (playing, probable, doubtful or out). POST-GAME PROCEDURES The WSSU locker room is closed to the media. At all home games, the post-game interview format will be as follows: After a 10 minute, NCAA mandated cooling off period the visiting coach will be escorted to the media room/area. After all visiting interviews are completed, WSSU Head Coach Kermit Blount and all requested WSSU players will report to the media room/area. The media room will be a predetermined location at Bowman Gray Stadium or in the new WSSU athletic fieldhouse (contact a WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations staff member for additional information). If the visiting team’s locker room is closed to the media, interviews with opposing-team players are generally held outside the locker room in the hallway (contact the opposing team’s SID for additional information). MEDIA SERVICES A media packet including, but not limited to, a game program, game notes, lineups, roster cards and statistics will be available for each media member before the game. During the game, quickie statistics will be distributed after each quarter of play. Complete play-by-play, scoring summaries, individual, and team statistics will be distributed following each half and at the conclusion of the game in the postgame package. A media meal is provided and is usually served 60 minutes prior to kick-off. Only credentialed media will be allowed in the media dining room. A fax machine will be provided for media use on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for this service. Statistical monitors


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will be provided for live TV, both radio stations, the Winston-Salem Journal, and the Associated Press. High speed internet access is available in the media room and in all press areas. MEAC MEDIA SERVICES The 11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) head football coaches will be featured on a weekly teleconference each Tuesday throughout the 2007 football season from 10:00 am, to 11:43 am, beginning August 28, and concluding November 13. Each coach will have 10 minutes to make an opening statement and answer questions with Winston-Salem State University head football coach Kermit Blount available for 10 minutes in the teleconference’s closing spot from 11:33 am, until 11:43 am. For additional MEAC teleconference broadcast information and to obtain details on how to log into the weekly teleconference, contact MEAC Director of Media Relations, Patricia Porter, by calling (757) 416-7100, extension 7116.

2007 MEAC Coaches Teleconference Schedule MEAC Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 am Donald Hill-Eley, Morgan State . . . 10:03 am Lee Fobbs, North Carolina A&T . . 10:13 am Carey Bailey, Howard . . . . . . . 10:23 am Al Lavan, Delaware State . . . . . . 10:33 am Buddy Pough, South Carolina State 10:43 am Joe Taylor, Hampton . . . . . . . . 10:53 am Pete Adrian, Norfolk State . . . . . 11:03 am Alvin Wyatt, Bethune-Cookman . . 11:13 am Rubin Carter, Florida A&M . . . . . 11:23 am Kermit Blount, Winston-Salem State 11:33 am

MEDIA/PRESS PARKING Special parking arrangements are made for the benefit of all media covering WSSU football. A media-only parking area will be located near the West gate of Bowman Gray Stadium with ample parking for television production/satellite trucks. Parking passes for this lot will be issued with the media credentials for each contest. Requests for credentials and parking passes must be made at least two days prior to all home football contests. Overflow media parking (by credential only) will be located in the South lot of Bowman Gray Stadium. RADIO STRINGERS Individuals representing radio outlets, whether local, regional, or national, will be provided credentials on a space-available basis. Those credentials must be requested by the media outlet, not the individual. NON-ORIGINATING RADIO STATIONS Individuals representing radio stations which are not originating the broadcast of the game will be considered on a space-available basis. Consideration will be given to individuals representing radio stations from MEAC-member institutions.

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TELEPHONES The Winston-Salem State University Office of Athletic Media Relations has telephone lines installed in the media workroom for use by credentialed media affiliates. Telephone lines for home and visiting radio will be provided. Any secondary radio affiliate needs to make arrangements for the installation of additional phone lines by calling the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at least 30 days in advance of any scheduled home contest. All costs associated with the installation of this telephone line(s) will be paid by the visiting media affiliate. All personal telephone lines will be installed by Bell South and each media affiliate should contact Bell South directly (336-780-2800 or 1-800-919-2800) to facilitate the installation of that phone line. ISDN/DEDICATED FIBER OPTIC LINE Any radio affiliate requiring ISDN or dedicated fiber optic lines for radio or television broadcasts must contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at least 60 days in advance of any scheduled home contest in order to facilitate the installation of needed technology. All costs associated with the installation of this technology will be paid by the visiting media affiliate. PHOTOGRAPHER REGULATIONS Photo passes are available for accredited news media. Photographers may work from the sidelines in accordance with NCAA rules. All photographers must have a credential to be allowed sideline access. Tripods are allowed on the field but must be at least five yards away from the sideline or end line. No photographers or media personnel are permitted within the team areas (midfield between the 25-yard lines) at any time. Photographers must work from either side of the team area and move quickly behind the benches when changing ends of the field.


Media Information ADDITIONAL NCAA MANDATES Media representatives should be aware of the following NCAA rules that apply to student-athletes in regards to local, regional, and national radio, television, print, and electronic media. • Coaches and University officials cannot make comments on prospective student-athletes until they sign a National Letter of Intent. A coach cannot comment on a prospective student-athlete who verbally commits to an institution. Any additional prospective student-athlete status questions may be addressed to WSSU Associate Director of Athletics for NCAA Compliance, Merlene Aitken at (336) 7502146. • Student-Athletes are not allowed to write “diary” columns for print publications. • Coaches and athletic staff are not permitted to write guest columns for publications. • Student-athletes are not permitted to record (audio) or film (video) “diary” stories for broadcast. • Photographers cannot provide student-athletes with complimentary photographs or slides. • Student-Athletes and their likenesses may not be used in advertisements or endorsements of products, including media related publications. • Student-Athletes are not permitted to conduct interviews with 1-900 services. ON THE RADIO Rams football games can be heard on the radio on WSNC-FM (90.5) with coverage throughout the greater Winston-Salem area as well as nationally on the Internet at www.wssu.edu by clicking on “Listen to WSNC.” WSNC has been covering Rams athletics for over 30 years as all WSSU football and all men’s and women’s basketball games can be heard on WSNC 90.5 FM. Play-by-play action will be provided by Maurice “Big Mo” Stanfield and color commentary will be given by LA Batchelor. For additional radio information, contact WSNC General Manager Elvin Jenkins at (336) 750-2324. ON THE INTERNET (LIVE STATISTICAL BROADCAST/LIVE VOICE BROADCAST) Rams football fans can catch all the up-to-thesecond stats and play-by-play of WSSU football on the web at www.WSSURAMS.com. Click on the live Gametracker broadcast. Fans can also listen to the live streaming audio broadcast of Rams football on the internet. (See details above) OFFICIAL WEB SITE Parents, fans, and alumni from around the world can tune into Winston-Salem State University football on the official Internet site of Winston-Salem State University athletics, www.WSSURAMS.com. In addition to having all the up-to-date information on WSSU athletics, all games broadcast on WSNC 90.5 FM radio will air live on the web with a real-time statistical broadcast being available as well.

WSSU ATHLETICS INFORMATION EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST Following all WSSU athletic contests, the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations releases postgame stories, notes, statistics, and weekly releases to a large contingent of media all over the country. If you would like to be added to that distribution list, please contact WSSU Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations, Chris Zona (zonac@ wssu.edu) and ask to be added to the post-game email list. If you wish to receive football-specific information, please specify that you desire footballonly information. (This is a media service only) Alternate (staff@onnidan.com) ELECTRONIC MEDIA REGULATIONS Winston-Salem State University Athletics has its own home page on the Internet (www.WSSURAMS.com). With the recent growth of the World Wide Web, the following policies have been adopted by WinstonSalem State University for both credentialing and allowing access to practice and interviews. Nothing in this policy creates any right, entitlement, or interest in the media credentials to anyone or any entity, as this is a guideline only. The final decision for media credentials remains the sole and exclusive discretion of Chris Zona, WSSU Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations. These guidelines are intended to provide the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations with guidance in exercising sole and exclusive discretion as to who will be issued media credentials, but are guidelines only. They are intended to list some of the factors that will assist in providing media credentials. Because technology and media are dynamic processes, these guidelines do not, and cannot, exhaustively list or describe each situation that may occur. Only the official website of a WSSU opponent (and/ or its official conference site) will automatically be issued passes for those events that require access (or media) credentials (with a maximum of two credentials). Other than the official website of an opponent, the below guidelines must be met for minimum consideration for credentials and access for any Internet site. 1. No online service will be allowed “real time” transmission of any live Winston-Salem State University athletic event (known as “cybercasts”). Those broadcast rights are co-owned by WSSU, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the radio and television partners of those two entities. “Real Time” is defined as any on-line media providing live continual play-by-play coverage, digital photographs, audio or video of an event, and includes the use of in-game comprehensive statistics. WSSU reserves the right to grant approval of real time play-by-play game statistics via the Internet, as these rights are no different than television or radio rights and are essential in building the WSSU brand. These rights are reserved for the agencies representing the participating institutions in an official capacity and contractual rights fee-paying media. In conjunction with this, radio and television stations, networks or cable systems are prohibited from making available video highlights without permission from WSSU.

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In addition, the official websites of the two participating institutions are the only ones allowed to serve as sources of information (other than the score and appropriate scoring plays) via the Internet during the game. 2. Any entity, agency or individual may request access and/or credentials, but the decision to grant media credentials rests in the sole and exclusive discretion of WSSU. Some non-exhaustive examples as to which Internet providers may be granted media credentials are the official online service of a national over-the-air or cable network or established publication (e.g. ESPN, CNN/SI, CBS SportsLine, etc.). Request and subsequent coverage, if granted, must be done in the true name of those seeking credentials and access, and not be a moniker. 3. Websites that sponsor “message boards,” “message centers” or “chat rooms” where people are allowed to post anonymous information, speculation and rumors are ineligible for credentials or access. NOTE: If a medium has an online site and they sponsor these anonymous forums, they may continue to request credentials under its traditional medium (newspaper, television, magazine, radio) but will not be granted additional passes for online staff. Websites that request and wish to qualify for credentials that sponsor these forums must display them in a manner where posters of information are both accurately identified (no monikers) and have accurate contact information. 4. Any online service that places emphasis on the recruitment of potential student-athletes will not qualify for credentials. This is defined as any organization that is recognized as an outlet intended primarily for the purpose of recruiting news and or the recruitment of student–athletes where 50 percent or more of the information relates to this topic. Those organizations will thus be considered recruiting organizations and will not be eligible for credentials. 5. Membership in a writer’s association (e.g. FWAA, USBWA) does not automatically qualify an online agency, or any other organization, for credentials or access. 6. Credentials will not be granted to any online agency operating sites that are in any way affiliated with gambling, or to “freelance” or “fan-based” sites that are not affiliated with a legitimate news gathering organization. For example, “I’m covering for AOL,” will have to be validated by a request from a sports director, again associated with an official news gathering organization.


Media Information PRIMARY MEDIA OUTLETS Outlet

Address Phone

Fax

Associated Press

4020 Westchase Road (800)-662-7075 (919) 783-9184 Raleigh, NC 27609

Aaron Beard (abeard@ap.org) Jenna Fryer (jfryer@ap.org)

Burlington Times-News

707 S. Main Burlington, NC 27215

(800) 488-0085

(336) 229-2463

Bob Sutton (bob_sutton@link.freedom.com)

Charlotte Observer

PO Box 30308 Charlotte, NC 28232

(704) 358-5125

(704) 358-5110

David Scott (dscott@charlotteobserver.com)

Durham Herald-Sun

PO Box 2091 Durham, NC 27702

(919) 419-6674

(919) 419-6889

Jimmy Dupree (jdupree@heraldsun.com)

Greensboro News-Record

PO Box 20848 Greensboro, NC 27420

(336) 373-7063

(336) 373-7067

Rob Daniels (rdaniels@news-record.com)

High Point Enterprise

PO Box 1009 High Point, NC 27261

(800) 933-5760

(336) 888-3504

Steve Phillips (sportsroom@hpe.com)

Lexington Dispatch

30 E. First Ave. Lexington, NC 27292

(336) 249-3981

(336) 249-0712

Bruce Wehrle (sports@the-dispatch.com)

Mount Airy News

319 N. Renfro Street Mount Airy, NC 27030

(336) 719-1922

(336) 789-2816

Thomas Lester (tlester@mtairynews.com)

Raleigh News & Observer

215 S. McDowell St. Raleigh, NC 27602

(919) 829-4560

(919) 829-4888

Lorenzo Perez (lperez@newsobserver.com)

Salisbury Post

PO Box 4639 Salisbury, NC 28145

(704) 797-4256

(704) 639-0003

Ron Gallagher (rgallagher@salisburypost.com)

Winston-Salem Chronicle

617 N. Liberty St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 723-8448

(336) 723-9173

Anthony Hill (ahill@wschronicle.com)

Winston-Salem Journal

PO Box 3159 Winston-Salem, NC 27102

(336) 727-7321

(336) 727-4083

John Dell (jdell@wsjournal.com)

WFMY-TV (CBS)

1615 Phillips Ave. Greensboro, NC 27420

(336) 379-9369 (336) 379-5779

(336) 230-0971

Greg Kerr (gkerr@wfmy.gannett.com)

WGHP-TV (FOX)

2005 Francis St. High Point, NC 27263

(336) 821-1182

(336) 887-8236

Rich Brenner (rbrenner@wghp.com)

WXII-TV (NBC)

PO Box 11847 (336) 721-9944 Winston-Salem, NC 27116 (336) 703-6202

(336) 921-0856

Dave Goren (dgoren@hearst.com)

WBLO 790 AM

1607 Country Club Drive High Point, NC 27262

(336) 887-0983

(336) 887-3055

Bill Kimm (bkimm@790theball.com)

WRBZ 850 AM

5000 Falls of the Neuse Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 875-9100

(919) 875-9080

Adam Gold (adamgold@850thebuzz.com)

WSJS 600 AM

875 West 5th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 777-3900

(336) 777-3915

Jack LeFaivre (jlefaivre@yahoo.com)

Inside Black College Sports

Unlisted

(336) 275-8025

(336) 257-8172

Mike Pippen (mpippen@msn.com)

Onnidan Group

Unlisted

(919) 785-0681

(919) 785-9975

Eric Moore (emoore@onnidan.com)

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2007 WSSU Football Media Guide  

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