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1 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

2 CONFERENCE USA 5201 N. O Connor Blvd., Suite 300 Irving, TX / Fax 214/ Commissioner: Britton Banowsky Sr. Associate Commissioner/Football Administrator: Alfred White Coordinator of Football Officials: Gerald Austin MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF Associate Commissioner for Public Affairs: Courtney Morrison Archer Assistant Commissioner for Football and Baseball Operations: *Russell Anderson Assistant Director of Media Relations: Olivia Kiespert C-USA Digital Network Coordinator Stacie Erfle C-USA Digital Network Producer William Draper Creative Services/Multimedia Consultant: Erika Amstadt Hirschfield *Primary football contact CREDITS The 2014 Conference USA Football Preview is published by Conference USA. For additional information or copies, please contact the media relations department. Editor: Russell Anderson Assistant Editor/Layout: Olivia Kiespert Contributing: Courtney Morrison Archer, Erika Amstadt Hirschfield The conference extends special thanks to the media relations departments at all member institutions for assistance in preparation of this publication C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS INSIDE 1 TOC/Credits Football Notebook 6-58 TEAM INFORMATION 6-9 FIU Florida Atlantic Louisiana Tech Marshall Middle Tennessee North Texas Old Dominion Rice Southern Miss UAB UTEP UTSA WKU 58 Charlotte SEASON IN REVIEW 59 Standings/Individual Awards 60 Postseason Awards NCAA Leaders 62 Individual Stats - All Games 63 Individual/Team Stats - All Games 64 Team Stats - All Games 65 Team Stats - All Games 66 Superlatives - All Games 67 Individual Stats - C-USA Games 68 Individual/Team Stats - C-USA Games Team Stats - C-USA Games 71 Superlatives - C-USA Games Final Polls and Bowl Results Composite Schedule C-USA ON THE WEB For all of the latest information about Conference USA football and the league s other 19 sports, please visit C-USA ON FACEBOOK By becoming a fan of Conference USA on Facebook, followers of C-USA teams will have the opportunity to receive score updates, event recaps and notices, video features, photos, special announcements, news about promotions, special ticket offers and much more. Find us at facebook.com/conferenceusa. C-USA ON TWITTER #CUSAFB Twitter provides fans a steady flow of information about all facets of Conference USA and search #CUSAFB for the latest C-USA football news. Rice celebrated its first C-USA Football Championship in

3 THE 2014 LINEUP Conference USA Football will feature 13 teams competing for the league championship in Each team playing eight conference games, along with four non-league contests this season. The 2014 alignment will feature seven teams in the East Division and six teams in the West Division. FIU, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, UAB and WKU comprise the East Division, while Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP and UTSA make up the West Division. Each school in the West Division will play every team in its division once for five games, while playing three cross-over opponents from the opposite division. Three schools in the East Division will play every team in its division once for six games, while playing two cross-over opponents from the opposite division. Four schools in the East Division will play five opponents in its division once for five games, while playing three cross-over opponents from the opposite division. East Division schools playing five division games were randomly selected by a computer scheduling application and two intra-division matchups in the East will not take place this season. CHARLOTTE COMES ABOARD IN 2015 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a charter member of C-USA in 1995, returned to the conference last fall in all sports but football. Charlotte 49ers football will join Conference USA for the 2015 football season. The 49ers football program completed its inaugural football season last fall, playing before sellout crowds in all its home games. The Niners posted a 5-6 record while ranking among the top offensive teams in the FCS. Located a few miles north of downtown Charlotte, the school has an enrollment of 26,571 students and sponsors 17 NCAA Division I sports C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS SPRING NOTEBOOK C-USA FOOTBALL MEDIA KICKOFF The 2014 Conference USA Football Media Kickoff will take place Tuesday-Wednesday, July in Dallas. The head coach and one student-athlete from all 13 schools are scheduled to participate. Portions of the football kickoff will be streamed live and Fox Sports will be filming a conference preview television show to air at a date to be determined. SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN Conference USA teams never shy away from playing challenging non-conference competition and this season is no exception. Among the teams on C-USA s non-conference slate in 2014 are: Alabama, Auburn, BYU, Louisville, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. A total of 24 games are scheduled against teams that played in a bowl game last season. Conference USA will face at least one opponent from all nine of the other FBS conferences. Here s a look at C-USA s non-league opponents by conference: ACC: Louisville, NC State, Pittsburgh American: Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa Big 12: Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech Big Ten: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska MAC: Akron, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Ohio Mountain West: Hawai i, New Mexico (2), Wyoming Pac-12: Arizona SEC: Alabama (2), Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State (2), Texas A&M, Vanderbilt Sun Belt: Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico State, Troy Independent: Army (2), BYU, Navy, Notre Dame C-USA ON FOX Conference USA has a multi-year agreement for national television rights with Fox Sports Media Group that runs through the athletic year. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Networks (FSN) will provide a variety of C-USA events, including football, men s and women s basketball, and other C-USA sports. This agreement provides a significant increase in revenue, as well as the number of events distributed and the overall exposure for the conference. According to terms of the agreement, Fox Sports Media Group will showcase a minimum of 20 regular-season football games per season, a minimum of 10 regular-season men s and five women s basketball games, and a variety of Olympic sports events. FS1 is available in more than 90 million homes and FSN programming is distributed nationally to more than 85 million homes through more than two dozen owned and affiliated regional sports networks. C-USA ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK Conference USA will have football games televised nationally on CBS Sports Network in This season marks the ninth year that C-USA has been in partnership with CBS Sports Network. The contract includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men s and women s basketball, and other C-USA sports. CBS College Sports Network is widely available on cable systems across the country and via satellite on DIRECTV Channel 221 (Premier Package and Sports Pack) and Dish Network Channel 152 (America s Top 200 Package). C-USA ON ESPN The 10th annual C-USA football championship game will take place on Saturday, December 6 at the team with the best regular season record in conference play. The game will be carried on ESPN or ESPN 2. 2

4 C-USA BOWL SYNOPSIS Conference USA has secured guaranteed commitments with five bowl partners for the 2014 season, as well as one secondary agreement: The Bahamas, Boca Raton, Gildan New Mexico, Heart of Dallas and Sheraton Hawai i Bowls are primary agreements. The Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., is a secondary agreement, should the ACC or SEC not be able to provide a bowl-eligible team. There is no set selection order among C-USA s bowl partners Bowl Agreements: Bahamas Bowl Date: TBA (Nassau, Bahamas) Opponent: Mid-American selection Boca Raton Bowl Date: TBA (Boca Raton, Fla.) Opponent: Mid-American selection Gildan New Mexico Bowl Date: TBA (Albuquerque, N.M.) Opponent: Mountain West Champion Heart of Dallas Bowl Date: TBA (Dallas) Opponent: Big Ten selection Sheraton Hawai i Bowl Date: TBA (Honolulu, Hawai i) Opponent: Mountain West selection Duck Commander Independence Bowl (secondary) Date: TBA (Shreveport, La.) Opponent: ACC or SEC selection 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS SPRING NOTEBOOK 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Conference USA will host its 10th football championship game in The event is slated for Saturday, December 6 and will be televised by ESPN or ESPN 2. The team with the highest league winning percentage will serve as the host site for the game. The title game will feature champions from the East and West divisions of the league. Five different schools have hosted the first nine championship games. Rice won its first Conference USA Football Championship last season with a victory over Marshall at Rice Stadium. Southern Miss won the 2011 C-USA Championship, when the nationally-ranked Golden Eagles downed previously undefeated Houston on the Cougars home field. Former members East Carolina, Tulsa and UCF each won two championship games, while Houston claimed one crown. Year Champion (C-USA Record) 2013 Rice (7-1) 2012 Tulsa (7-1) 2011 Southern Miss (7-1) 2010 UCF (7-1) 2009 East Carolina (6-2) 2008 East Carolina (6-2) 2007 UCF (7-1) 2006 Houston (7-1) 2005 Tulsa (6-2) 2004 Louisville (8-0) 2003 Southern Miss (8-0) 2002 TCU (6-2) Cincinnati (6-2) 2001 Louisville (6-1) 2000 Louisville (6-1) 1999 Southern Miss (6-0) 1998 Tulane (6-0) 1997 Southern Miss (6-0) 1996 Houston (4-1) Southern Miss (4-1) C-USA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Saturday, December 6, 2014 Time: TBA ESPN or ESPN 2 WEST LOUISIANA TECH NORTH TEXAS RICE SOUTHERN MISS UTEP UTSA EAST FIU FLORIDA ATLANTIC MARSHALL MIDDLE TENNESSEE OLD DOMINION UAB WKU C-USA TIEBREAKER Home field for the C-USA Championship Game will be awarded to the team that posts the highest regular season winning percentage against conference opposition. The first tiebreaker is the winner of a headto-head match-up. Additional tie-breaker information will be released at a later date. MEDIA CREDENTIALS Members of the media that wish to cover the C-USA Championship game will be required to request credentials through the league s online credential application system. Click Media Center on ConferenceUSA.com. Details about the C-USA Championship Game will be available throughout the season on conferenceusa.com. For additional information, please contact C-USA Media Relations at 214/ C-USA STADIUMS FIU - Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium (20,000) Florida Atlantic - FAU Stadium (29,419) Louisiana Tech - Joe Aillet Stadium (27,717) Marshall Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,224) Middle Tennessee - Floyd Stadium (30,788) North Texas - Apogee Stadium (30,850) Old Dominion - Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium (20,068) Rice - Rice Stadium (47,000) Southern Miss - M.M. Roberts Stadium (36,000) UAB - Legion Field (72,000) UTEP - Sun Bowl (51,500) UTSA - Alamodome (65,000) WKU - Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium (22,113) 3

5 RETURNING STARTERS Here s a look at the returning starters on offense, defense and special teams (including punt and kick returners) for each Conference USA school: School Off. Def. ST FIU Florida Atlantic Louisiana Tech Marshall Middle Tenn North Texas Old Dominion Rice Southern Miss UAB UTEP UTSA WKU C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS SPRING NOTEBOOK PRESEASON HONOR CANDIDATES As submitted by the league s Football Media Relations Directors, here is a list of candidates to consider for preseason All-American and All- Conference awards: ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATES RB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech CB Adairius Barnes, Louisiana Tech QB Rakeem Cato, Marshall WR Tommy Shuler, Marshall LB T.T. Barber, Middle Tennessee SS Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee QB Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion WR Larry Pinkard, Old Dominion DL Christian Covington, Rice CB Bryce Callahan, Rice K Ty Long, UAB OL Cameron Clemmons, WKU DB Cam Thomas, WKU CB DB Le Vander Liggins, Louisiana Tech Xavier Woods, Louisiana Tech MARSHALL QB Rakeem Cato, Marshall WR Tommy Shuler, Marshall OL Chris Jasperse, Marshall OL Michael Selby, Marshall OL Clint Van Horn, Marshall DL James Rouse, Marshall DL Ra Shawde Myers, Marshall DL Gary Thompson, Marshall LB Jermaine Holmes, Marshall LB Stefan Houston, Marshall LB Evan McKelvey, Marshall DB Darryl Roberts, Marshall DB Corey Tindal, Marshall S A.J. Leggett, Marshall KR Deandre Reaves, Marshall P Tyler Williams, Marshall RETURNING LETTERWINNERS Here s a look at the number of lettermen returning and lost for each C-USA school: School Ret. Lost FIU Florida Atlantic Louisiana Tech Marshall Middle Tenn North Texas Old Dominion Rice Southern Miss UAB UTEP UTSA 51 8 WKU ALL-CONFERENCE CANDIDATES FIU TE Jonnu Smith, FIU LT David Delsoin, FIU C Donald Senat, FIU DE Michael Wakefield, FIU LB Luis Rosado, FIU S Justin Halley, FIU CB Richard Leonard, FIU FLORIDA ATLANTIC QB Jaquez Johnson, Florida Atlantic WR William Dukes, Florida Atlantic WR Lucky Whitehead, Florida Atlantic TE Alex Deleon, Florida Atlantic OL Braden Lyons, Florida Atlantic OL Mikingson Marsaille, Florida Atlantic RB Jay Warren, Florida Atlantic DT Trevon Coley, Florida Atlantic DT Brandin Bryant, Florida Atlantic LB Andrae Kirk, Florida Atlantic CB D Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic DB Cre von LeBlanc, Florida Atlantic SS Damian Parms, Florida Atlantic CB Christian Milstead, Florida Atlantic P Sean Kelly, Florida Atlantic LOUISIANA TECH RB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech WR Paul Turner, Louisiana Tech OL Mitchell Bell, Louisiana Tech DE Vontarrius Dora, Louisiana Tech CB Adairius Barnes, Louisiana Tech MIDDLE TENNESSEE RB Jordan Parker, Middle Tennessee RB/KR Reggie Whatley, Middle Tennessee WR Marcus Henry, Middle Tennessee OL Darius Johnson, Middle Tennessee OL Isaiah Anderson, Middle Tennessee K Cody Clark, Middle Tennessee LB T.T. Barber, Middle Tennessee SS Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee DT Pat McNeil, Middle Tennessee DT Jimal McBride, Middle Tennessee NORTH TEXAS OL Mason Y Barbo, North Texas OL Cyril Lemon, North Texas C Kaydon Kirby, North Texas OL Antonio Johnson, North Texas LB Derek Akunne, North Texas CB James Jones, North Texas CB Kenny Buyers, North Texas S Lairaimie Lee, North Texas P Blake Macek, North Texas OLD DOMINION QB Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion WR Larry Pinkard, Old Dominion WR Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion OL Josh Mann, Old Dominion LB Richie Staton, Old Dominion CB Reggie Owens, Old Dominion 4

6 SPRING NOTEBOOK RICE OT Caleb Williams, Rice WR Jordan Taylor, Rice OG Nico Carlson, Rice WR Dennis Parks, Rice DL Christian Covington, Rice LB James Radcliffe, Rice CB Bryce Callahan, Rice CB Malcolm Hill, Rice P James Farrimond, Rice SOUTHERN MISS QB Nick Mullens, Southern Miss WR Tyre oune Holmes, Southern Miss OL Norman Price, Southern Miss OL Thomas Collins, Southern Miss DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Southern Miss LB Alan Howze, Southern Miss DB Emmanuel Johnson, Southern Miss UAB RB OL WR TE DE LB K P UTEP QB KR RB RB TE Jordan Howard, UAB Victor Salako, UAB Jamarcus Nelson, UAB Kennard Backman, UAB Diaheem Watkins, UAB Jake Ganus, UAB Ty Long, UAB Hunter Mullins, UAB Jameill Showers, UTEP Autrey Golden, UTEP Nathan Jeffery, UTEP Aaron Jones, UTEP Eric Tomlinson, UTEP UTSA OT OG WR DT CB DE S WKU QB WR OL OL TE DL DB DB Cody Harris, UTSA Scott Inskeep, UTSA Kam Jones, UTSA Ashaad Mabry, UTSA Bennett Okotcha, UTSA Robert Singletary, UTSA Triston Wade, UTSA Brandon Doughty, WKU Willie McNeal, WKU Forrest Lamp, WKU Cameron Clemmons, WKU Mitchell Henry, WKU Gavin Rocker, WKU Cam Thomas, WKU Marcus Ward, WKU 5

7 QUICK FACTS Location Miami, Fla. Founded/Opened 1965/1972 Enrollment 50,000 Nickname Panthers Colors Blue (PMS 282), Gold (PMS 871) Conference Conference USA President Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg Exec. Director Sports & Entertainment Pete Garcia Stadium Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium (20,000) Stadium Surface FieldTurf FOOTBALL STAFF Ron Turner (Pacific, 77) Turner s FIU Record Turner s Overall Record 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS FIU PANTHERS Head Coach, 2nd Year 1-11 (.089) 1 year (.374), 10 years Offensive Coordinator: Steve Shankweiler (Davidson, 74) Defensive Coordinator: Josh Conklin (South Dakota State, 03) Defensive Secondary: Jason Brooks (Middle Tennessee, 06) Running Backs: Kerry Dixon III (Hampton, 04) Linebackers: Rob Harley (Ohio State, 06) Defensive Line: Randy Melvin (Eastern Illinois, 82) Tight Ends/Tackles Kort Shankweiler (East Carolina, 06) Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers: Cameron Turner (The Citadel, 10) Special Teams: Shannon Moore (Black Hills State, 00) Graduate Assistant: Matt Garris (FIU, 10) Graduate Assistant: Pete Collins (Mary Washington, 07) Graduate Assistant: Josh Beekman (Boston College, 06) Head Football Athletic Trainer: David Ahouse (Cornell, 98) Football Video Coordinator: Joe Maggio (Stony Brook, 12) Director of Football Operations: Sean Todd (St. Thomas, 96) Dir. of Strength & Conditioning: Chad Smith (UT-Chattanooga, 06) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone 305/ Fax 305/ MEDIA INFORMATION Director/Football SID Paul Dodson Office Phone (305) Cell Phone (813) Media Relations Office Fax (305) Office Website Press Box Phone (305) Facebook FIU Sports AUG. 30 SEPT. 6 SEPT. 13 SEPT. 20 Sept. 27 OCT. 2 (THU.) Oct. 11 OCT. 18 NOV. 1 Nov. 8 NOV. 15 Nov SCHEDULE BETHUNE-COOKMAN WAGNER PITTSBURGH LOUISVILLE at UAB FLORIDA ATLANTIC at UTSA MARSHALL RICE at Old Dominion MIDDLE TENNESSEE at North Texas Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (1-11, 1-7 C-USA) A31 at Maryland L S6 UCF L S14 BETHUNE-COOKMAN L S21 at (6) Louisville L O5 at Southern Miss W O12 UAB L O26 LOUISIANA TECH L N2 EAST CAROLINA L N9 at Middle Tennessee L N16 at UTEP L N23 MARSHALL L N29 at Florida Atlantic L Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE PANTHERS FIU s 2014 schedule features a record eight home games, including the first four. The slate is highlighted by visits from a pair of ACC schools in back-to-back weeks in September when Pittsburgh and Louisville visit Miami. The Panthers will field a much more experienced team this fall, as a total of 19 starters are scheduled to return. The 2014 roster has 30 players that made a combined 202 starts during the 2013 season and 229 in their careers. Sophomore TE Jonnu Smith was the only FIU player to have a catch in all 12 games during the 2013 season. After just one season, Smith moved into third place all-time at FIU for career receiving yards by a tight end. His team-best 388 receiving yards is third in a single-season. Senior FS Justin Halley had team highs of three interceptions and 11 passes defended, while tying for second with 53 tackles in Early enrollee quarterbacks Alex McGough and Bud Martin make it two of the last three years where FIU has had at least one early enrollee quarterback participate in spring football. The last time it happened was before the 2012 season when E.J. Hilliard enrolled early out of Miami Northwestern High. Ironically, Hilliard is battling McGough, Martin and junior Akil Dan-Fodio for the starting quarterback job this year. 6

8 FIU PANTHERS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Lamarq Caldwell Silas Spearman TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Pro Set Defensive Formation Multiple Overall Record Conference Record / Finish 1-7 / 7th (East) Lettermen Returning/Lost 54/14 Starters Returning 19 (9 off./7 def./3 spec.) Starters Lost 6 (2 off./4 def./0 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost 9/2 Defensive Returning/Lost 7/4 Special Teams Returning/Lost 3/0 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING RB Lamarq Caldwell WR Clinton Taylor WR T.J. Lowder RT Aaron Nielsen RG Jordan White C Donald Senat LG Jordan Budwig LT David Delsoin TE Jonnu Smith DEFENSIVEE STARTERS RETURNING DE Michael Wakefield DE Denzell Perine LB Luis Rosado LB Davidon Colimon CB Randy Harvey S Justin Halley S Demarkus Perkins SPECIALISTS RETURNING P Chris Ayers K Austin Taylor KR Clinton Taylor LS Sam Medlock KEY LOSSES DT Greg Hickman DT Isame Faciane LB Markeith Russell CB/PR Sam Miller Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Jake Medlock E.J. Hilliard TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Jonnu Smith T.J. Lowder Clinton Taylor TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Austin Taylor TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Chris Ayers TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Markeith Russell Justin Halley Isame Faciane Jordan Davis Luis Rosado TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Justin Halley Sam Miller TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category FIU Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 30:53 29:07 7

9 FIU PANTHERS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 90 Imarjaye Albury DT So. RS Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern/West Virginia 16 Chris Ayers P So. 1L Hollywood, Fla./South Broward 66 Jordan Budwig OG So. 1L Davie, Fla./University School 83 Richard Burrows WR Jr. 1L Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside 89 Juwan Caesar WR So. - Miami, Fla./Coral Park 36 Lamarq Caldwell RB Jr. 2L Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Technical 94 Marques Cheeks DT So. SQ New Orleans, La./O. Perry Walker 10 Glenn Coleman WR Sr. 3L New Orleans, La./West Jefferson 20 Shane Coleman RB Jr. 2L Green Cove Springs, Fla./Clay 35 Davison Colimon LB Jr. 2L West Palm Beach, Fla./Suncoast 72 James Cruise OG Fr. RS Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. /Palm Beach Gardens 45 Christopher Cummings FB So. - Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin 11 Akil Dan-Fodio QB Jr. 2L Stone Mountain, Ga./Redan 18 Jordan Davis S So. 1L Tampa, Fla./Alonso 50 David Delsoin OT Sr. 3L Hollywood, Fla./Sheridan Hills Christian 54 Jeremy Derrick LB Fr. RS Hollywood, Fla./Hallandale 95 Karson Dietrich K/P So. SQ Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach 44 Darrian Dyson DT Jr. 2L New Orleans, La./Edna Karr 85 Ricky Fernandez TE So. SQ Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit 68 Chris Flaig OG Fr. HS Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach 81 Adrien Francois WR Fr. HS Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista 9 Giovani Francois DE Sr. 3L Upper Marlboro, Md./Wise 47 Sam Gervais CB Sr. 2L Miami, Fla./La Salle 40 Jordan Gibbs LB Fr. RS Miami, Fla./Miami Killian 24 Josh Glanton LB So. SQ Haines City, Fla./Haines City 80 Ya keem Griner TE Jr. 2L Starke, Fla./Bradford 57 Jordan Guest LB Fr. RS Miami, Fla./Miami Christopher Columbus 32 Justin Halley S Sr. 3L Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton 21 Randy Harvey CB Sr. 1L Oakland, Calif./McClymonds/Santa Rosa JC 46 De Shawn Hazziez LB So. 1L Fort Pierce, Fla./Westwood 13 E.J. Hilliard QB Jr. 2L Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern 27 Xavier Hines CB Fr. RS Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit 37 Cody Hodgens K/P So. SQ Wesley Chapel, Fla./Robinson 9 De Andre Jasper RB Jr. 2L Miami, Fla./Miami Jackson 13 Patrick Jean LB Jr. 2L Port Saint Lucie, Fla./Treasure Coast 78 Dieugot Joseph OT So. 1L Orlando, Fla./Freedom 76 Yousif Khoury OT Sr. 1L San Diego, Calif./Steele Canyon/Grossmont CC 74 Lars Koht DT Jr. 2L Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach 49 Jose Laphitzondo K/P Jr. - Argentina/Immaculata 56 Matt Larrubia LB Jr. RS Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus/Fairmont State 3 Richard Leonard CB Sr. 2L Miami, Fla./Miami Killian 18 James Louis WR Jr. - Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic 17 T.J. Lowder WR Jr. 2L Panama City, Fla./Bay 6 Bud Martin QB Fr. HS Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard 12 Alex McGough QB Fr. HS Tampa, Fla./Gaither 31 Jeremiah McKinnon CB Jr. 2L Miami, Fla./Miami Southridge 62 Sam Medlock LS So. 1L Jacksonville, Fla./Fletcher 97 Wonderful Monds II DE Jr. RS Fort Pierce, Fla./Westwood/Buffalo 64 Michael Montero C So. 1L Miami, Fla./Miami Christopher Columbus 38 Wilkenson Myrtil CB So. 1L Orlando, Fla./Jones 70 Aaron Nielsen OT Jr. 2L Orlando, Fla./Freedom 61 Danny Nunez C So. SQ Miami, Fla./Dade Christian 2 Shug Oyegunle WR So. 1L Tampa, Fla./Gaither 88 Jonathan Pavlov TE Fr. RS Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Benjamin School 11 Denzell Perine DE Jr. 2L Mobile, Ala./Davidson 14 Demarkus Perkins S Sr. 2L Bradenton, Fla./Bradenton Southeast/Highland CC 8

10 FIU PANTHERS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 58 Byron Pinkston OG Sr. 1L Hamden, Conn./Hamden/Dean College 15 Fred Porter WR Jr. 2L Tampa, Fla./Lennard 34 Alfonso Randolph RB Fr. RS Ocala, Fla./West Port 82 Dominique Rhymes WR Jr. 2L Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern 48 Luis Rosado LB Jr. 2L Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville 73 Trenton Saunders OG So. 1L Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Benjamin School 59 Donald Senat C Sr. 2L Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern 75 Edens Sineace OT So. 1L Lake Worth, Fla./Palm Beach Central 87 Jonnu Smith TE So 1L Ocala, Fla./West Port 43 Yohan Soares FB Fr. HS Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah 30 Silas Spearman III RB So. 1L Loxahatchee, Fla./Seminole Ridge 56 Sergio Sroka K So. 1L Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit 54 Austin Taylor K/P So. 1L Punta Gorda, Fla./Charlotte 51 Brandon Taylor LS Jr. 2L Slidell, La./Northshore 5 Clinton Taylor WR Jr. 1L Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern 71 Delmar Taylor OG Sr. 1L Miami Beach, Fla./Miami Beach/Navarro College 42 Caleb Vincent LB Sr. 1L Davie, Fla./Hollywood Hills 55 Michael Wakefield LB Jr. 2L Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta 98 Leonard Washington DT So. 1L New Orleans, La./Edna Karr 29 Vontarius West S Fr. RS Bartow, Fla./Bartow 84 Cory White TE Sr. 1L Jacksonville, Fla./Fleming Island/Miami 52 Treyvon Williams LB So. 1L Miami, Fla./Miami Norland 28 Deonte Wilson S So. 1L Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Kai Absheer OL Fr. Oakland Park, Fla./Saint Thomas Aquinas John Broome DL Fr. Plant City, Fla./Plant City Mark Bruno DB Fr. Pembroke Pines, Fla./Flanagan Josh Deuyour OL Fr. Hollywood, Fla./Hollywood Hills Alex Gardner RB/RET Fr. Jacksonville, Fla./William M. Raines Niko Gonzalez S/RET Fr. Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah Jarviel Hart WR/RET Fr. Avon Park, Fla./Frostproof Jordan Ingraham DL Fr. Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington Anthony Johnson DL Fr. Kingsland, Ga./Camden County Tyree Johnson DB Fr. Miami Gardens, Fla./Miami Carol City Breht Joly OL Fr. Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty Chett LeVay TE Fr. Tampa, Fla./Sickles Bud Martin QB Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard Alex McGough QB Fr. Tampa, Fla./Gaither Napoleon Maxwell RB/RET Fr. St. Petersburg, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy Luke Medlock QB/P Fr. Jacksonville, Fla./Fletcher Chris Miller OL Fr. Orlando, Fla./The First Academy Thomas Owens WR/DB Fr. Boynton Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community Fred Russ LB Fr. Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech Jermaine Sheriff DL Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Hialeah Justin Sibole DL Fr. Davie, Fla./Plantation American Heritage Shermarke Spence DB Fr. Miami, Fla./Northwestern Bobby Stinson DB Fr. Miami, Fla./Miami Springs Dennis Turner WR/RET Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard Daquane Wilke OL Fr. Orlando, Fla./Oak Ridge Anthony Wint LB fr. Homestead, Fla./Homestead 9

11 QUICK FACTS C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS Location Boca Raton, Fla. Founded 1961 Enrollment 30,000 Nickname Owls Colors Blue and Red Conference Conference USA President Dr. John W. Kelly Athletics Director Pat Chun Stadium FAU Stadium (29,419) Surface Natural Grass FOOTBALL STAFF Charlie Partridge (Drake 95) Partiridge s FAU Record Partiridge s Overall Record Head Coach, 1st Year 0-0 (.000), 1st year 0-0 (.000), 1st year Assoc. Head Coach/Offensive Coor./QB: Brian Wright (Wooster, 94) Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs Roger Harriott (Villanova, 99) Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: Roc Bellantoni (Iona, 93) Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends: Chris Hurd (North Texas, 04) Sec./Assistant Player Personnel: Corey Bell (South Carolina, 95) Secondary: Nick Caley (John Carroll, 06) Defensive Line: Terrance Jamison (Wisconsin, 09) Offensive Line: Bart Miller (New Mexico, 08) Wide Receivers: Dan Shula (Dartmouth, 06) Dir. of Player Personnel/External Relations: Jared Allen (FAU, 04) Graduate Assistant: AJ Hopp (Slippery Rock, 11) Graduate Assistant: Graham Wilbert (Florida Atlantic, 12) Director of Operations: Heather Henderson (South Carolina) Intercollegiate Athletics Coordinator: Brooke Wilson (Westfield State, 10) Video Coordinator: Jack Pelini (LSU, 11) Trainer: John Burnside (UCF, 02) Equipment Manager: Sam Nichols (NC State, 10) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Football SID Katrina McCormack Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone 561/ Facebook FAUOwlAthletics Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 2 (Thu.) Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov SCHEDULE at Nebraska at Alabama TULSA at Wyoming UTSA at FIU WKU at Marshall UAB at North Texas at Middle Tennessee OLD DOMINION Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (6-6, 4-4 C-USA) A30 at Miami (Fla.) L S5 at East Carolina L S14 at South Florida W S21 MIDDLE TENNESSEE L (OT) S28 at Rice L O5 at UAB W O12 MARSHALL L O26 at (11) Auburn L N2 TULANE W N16 at Southern Miss W N23 NEW MEXICO STATE W N29 FIU W Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE OWLS Charlie Partridge begins his first season as head football coach of the Owls. Partridge joins FAU after one season as assistant head coach/defensive line coach at Arkansas and brings 17 seasons of collegiate coaching experience to the program. A native of Plantation, Fla., Partridge served for five years at Wisconsin and was part of a coaching staff that led the Badgers to three consecutive Rose Bowl appearances. He was associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator in his final two seasons at UW after coaching special teams, the defensive line and linebackers at Pittsburgh from Junior QB Jaquez Johnson was named C-USA Newcomer of the Year in 2013 after posting a team-leading 772 yards on the ground, an average of 4.5 yards per carry and 70.2 yards per game. He completed 149 of 256 passes attempted for 1,876 yards. Johnson tallied 22 total touchdowns, 10 on the ground and 12 passing. Senior DB D Joun Smith concluded the 2013 season ranked second nationally in interceptions (7) and third in passes defended (13). He ended the year with 35 tackles, two for a loss, one sack and two forced fumbles. Smith garnered C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors twice, won the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week honors for his efforts in the win at USF and was named FAU s 2013 MVP. Senior LB Andrae Kirk earned the team s Defensive MVP award last season and was a Second Team All-C-USA selection. He ended 2013 with a team-leading 84 tackles and recorded team-best totals in nearly every statistical category. Kirk had three games with doubledigit tackles (Middle Tennessee, at Auburn and Tulane).

12 FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Jaquez Johnson Jonathan Wallace TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Spread Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 4-4 /3rd (East) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 40 /23 Starters Returning 15 (6 off./6 def./3 spec.) Starters Lost 12 (5 off./5 def/2 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost 6/5 Defensive Returning/Lost 6/5 Special Teams Returning/Lost 3/2 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING QB Jaquez Johnson WR William Dukes TE Alex Deleon RT Branden Lyons RG Dillon DeBoer LG Isaac Edwards DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DT Trevon Coley DT Brandin Bryant LB Andrae Kirk SS Damian Parms CB D Joun Smith NB Cre Von LeBlanc SPECIALISTS RETURNING P Sean Kelly KR Reggie Brown DS Joe Fischer KEY LOSSES RB Jonathan Wallace WR Daniel McKinney C Mustafa Johnson LT DeAndre Williams DE Martin Wright DE Cory Henry LB Randell Johnson LB Adarius Glanton FS Jeremy McKnight K Mitch Anderson Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Jaquez Johnson Greg Hankerson TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Daniel McKinney William Dukes Jenson Stoshak TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Mitch Anderson TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Sean Kelly TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Andrae Kirk Damian Parms Adarius Glanton Jeremy McKnight Brandin Bryant TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD D Joun Smith Christian Milstead TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category FAU Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 31:40 28:20 11

13 FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 97 Murphy Allen LS Fr. HS Starke, Fa./Bradford 62 Cody Asher OL Fr. HS Plantation, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy 41 Josh Ballesteros LB So. 1L Miami, Fla./Miami Central 60 Shane Blair OL So. 1L Myakka City, Fla./Lakewood Ranch 70 Austin Bland OL Fr. RS Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas 11 Dustin Bowens TE Fr. RS Palm Coast, Fla./Flagler 6 Reggie Brown CB So. 1L Tampa, Fla./Tampa Jesuit 2 Brandin Bryant DL Jr. 1L Omaha, Neb./Fort Scott CC 96 Lance Burlingame DT So. SQ Franklin, Mass./Dean JC 78 Derek Butcher OL Jr. 1L Delano, Minn./North Dakota State 20 Marcus Clark DB Fr. RS Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian 11 Trevon Coley DL Jr. 2L Miramar, Fla./Miramar 30 Sammie Cooper DB Fr. RS Daytona Beach, Fla./Flagler Palm Coast 17 Michael Copeland TE Sr. 3L Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes 52 Arthur Crouse OL So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla./American Heritage 85 Marcus Cunningham WR Sr. 3L Lakeland, Fla./Kathleen 48 Andrew Curtis LB So. SQ Paradise Valley, Ariz./Brophy College Prep 10 Stephen Curtis QB/P Sr. 3L Sumter, S.C./Sumter 65 Vinny Davino OL Jr. 2L Sarasota, Fla./Booker 66 Dillon DeBoer OL So. 1L Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake 84 Alex Deleon TE Sr. 3L Belleview, Fla./Belleview 19 William Dukes WR Sr. 3 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard 56 Isaac Edwards OL So. SQ Tampa, Fla./Jesuit 59 Robinson Eugene DE Jr. 1L Miami, Fla./North Miami Senior 76 Mohammad Farah OL Jr. 2L Estero, Fla./Estero 71 Jeremy Faulk DT Fr. RS Palatka, Fla./Palatka 72 Roman Fernandez DL Fr. HS West Palm Beach, Fla./Seminole Ridge 49 Joe Fischer LS - - Jr. - Boca Raton, Fla./Pope John Paul 30 Jeremy Gaskins RB Jr. 2L Deerfield Beach, Fla./American Heritage 32 Javaris Giles LB Jr. 2L Port St. Lucie, Fla./St. Lucie West Centennial 46 Griffin Goins LB Fr. RS Hollywood, Fla./Hollywood Hills 40 Will Grigg WR So. SQ Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian School 36 Anthony Hamilton DB So. 1L Miramar, Fla./Miramar 6 Greg Hankerson QB So. 1L Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Boyd Anderson 41 Michael Harrop TE Jr. 1L Port St. Lucie, Fla./Bethel CC 49 Timothy Haynes CB Sr. 3L Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista 14 Trey Hendrickson DE SO. 1L Apopka, Fla./Apopka 35 Grant Helm DB Sr. 1L Jacksonville, Fla./Gulf Coast State College 92 Joe Henry DE Sr. 3L Miramar, Fla./Everglades 13 Hakeeme Ishmar WR Sr. 3L Dade City, Fla./Pasco 5 Martese Jackson RB Sr. 2L Asheville, N.C./Fort Scott CC 55 Karl James OL Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./Miami Sunset 35 Zephyr Jean DB Sr. 1L Miami, Fla./Arkansas Baptist College 12 Jaquez Johnson QB Jr. 1L Starkville, Miss./East Mississippi CC 3 DJ Juste QB So. SQ Port St. Lucie, Fla/Port St. Lucie 16 Sean Kelly K/P Jr. 2L Oakland, Fla./West Orange 45 Andrae Kirk LB Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./Miami Central 7 Cre von LeBlanc DB Jr. 2L Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central 39 Alexander Lee RB Fr. HS Miramar, Fla./Miramar High School 68 James Lincoln K So. TR Ocala, Fla./Univ. of Memphis 37 David Lozandier LB Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./North Miami Senior 75 Braden Lyons OL Sr. 1L Sonoma, Calif./City College of San Francisco 73 Mikingson Marsaille OL Jr. 1L Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central 13 Andrew Matyk QB Fr. HS Indian Rocks Beach, Fla/Osceola 8 Marc Mauro S Sr. 1L Bayville, N.Y./Nassau CC 12

14 FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 22 Robert Miller DB Fr. RS Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Taravella 18 Christian Milstead DB Sr. 3L Woodbine, Ga./Camden County 61 Eric Minemyer OL Sr. 3L Hastings, Pa./Bishop Carroll 89 Derek Moise WR Jr. 2L Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington 24 Tony Moore RB Sr. 3L Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln 98 Haiden Nagel DL Fr. RS Tampa, Fla./Walter L Sickles 29 Sharrod Neasman DB Jr. 2L Palmetto, Fla./Braden River 90 Shalom Ogbonda DE Fr. RS Sugar Land, Texas/Kempner 50 Nate Ozdemir LB Fr. RS Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange 17 Damian Parms S Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./Monsignor Pace 43 Robert Relf LB So. 1L Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep 69 Anthony Russell TE So. SQ Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland 67 Dalton Schomp P/K Jr. 1L Seminole, Fla./Seminole 77 Michael Scott OL Fr. RS Jacksonville, Fla./Ponte Vedra 28 Ronnie Scott CB Fr. RS Panama City, Fla./Chamberlain 21 D Joun Smith DB Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./American 53 Jakobi Smith OL Fr, RS Miami, Fla./Coral Reef 86 JJ Stevens WR Fr. HS Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central 88 Jenson Stoshak WR Jr. 2L Jacksonville, Fla./University Christian 33 Shaheem Sutherland S Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./Homestead 24 Lester Thomas DB So. 1L Tallahassee, Fla./Godby 83 Tony Thomas QB So. 1L Miami Gardens, Fla./Norland 25 Jay Warren RB So. 1L Navarre, Fla./Navarre 23 Antonio Washington RB Sr. 3L Arcadia, Fla./DeSoto 47 DJ Washington RB Fr. RS Okeechobee, Fla./Okeechobee 1 Lucky Whitehead WR Sr. 1L Manassas, Va./Dean College 91 Denzel Whitfield DL So. SQ Monticello, Fla./Jefferson 34 Freedom Whitfield LB Jr. 2L Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central 64 Antonyo Woods OL Fr. RS Port St. Lucie, Fla./Seminole Ridge 81 Kalib Woods WR Fr. RS Jacksonville, Fla./Duncan Fletcher 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Reginald Bain OL Fr. Miami, Fla./Miami Central Henry Bussey SB Fr. Opa Locka, Fla./Hialeah Senior Jason Driskel QB Fr. Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty Marquese Dudley-Gordon S Fr. Plantation, Fla./Cypress Bay Ray Ellis DT Fr. Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Holy Spirit Joseph Gold OL Fr. Fort Meyers, Fla./South Fort Myers Kris Harris LB Fr. Tallahassee, Fla./Godby Byers Hickmon OT Fr. Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville Greg Buddy Howell RB Fr. Coconut Grove, Fla./Coral Gables Joshua Kendall DT Fr. Lehigh Acres, Fla./Lehigh Senior Bobby Mitchell ATH Fr. St. Augustine, Fla./St. Augustine Siffo Pierre OL Fr. Coral Springs, Fla./JP Taravella Nick Richardson DL Fr. Carol City, Fla./Carol City Senior Trevaughn Rodriguez RB/Ath Fr. Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland Devin Santana DE Fr. Tampa, Fla./Sickles Landon Scheer K Fr. Orlando, Fla./The First Academy Hunter Snyder DE Fr. Palm Harbor, Fla./Hudson Kamrin Solomon WR Fr. Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin Matt Solt LB Fr. Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville Andrew Soroh DB Fr. Miami, Fla./America Jake Stoshak DB Fr. Jacksonville, Fla./University Christia Nathaniel Terry TE Fr. Homestead, Fla./South Dade Raekwon Williams CB Fr. Florence, S.C./First Coast Jacob Wilson TE Fr. Chipley, Fla./Chipley 13

15 QUICK FACTS 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS Location Ruston, La. Founded 1894 Enrollment 11,025 Nickname Bulldogs Colors Blue and Red Conference Conference USA President Dr. Les Guice Athletics Director Tommy McClelland Stadium Joe Aillet Stadium (27,717) Surface FieldTurf FOOTBALL STAFF Skip Holtz (Notre Dame 86) Holtz Louisiana Tech Record Holtz Overall Record Head Coach, 2nd Year 4-8 (.333), 1 year (.538), 14 years Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Line: Matt Moore (Valdosta State, 95) Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Tony Petersen (Marshall, 88) Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: Manny Diaz (Florida State, 95) Safeties: Blake Baker (Tulane, 08) Cornerbacks/Special Teams: Ronnie Bradford (Colorado, 93) Defensive Line: Oscar Giles (Texas, 91) Running Backs: Jabbar Juluke (Southern, 99) Wide Receivers: Tim Rattay (Louisiana Tech, 01) Inside Receivers: Joe Sloan (East Carolina, 08) Graduate Assistant (Offense): Price Ferguson (Texas A&M, 10) Graduate Assistant (Offense): Peter Hopkins (Sam Houston State, 10) Graduate Assistant (Defense): Ben Baker (Nebraska, 07) Graduate Assistant (Defense): Anthony Lewis (Texas A&M, 11) Dir. of FB Recruiting/Alumni Rel.: Thomas Graham (Louisiana Tech, 10) Head Strength & Conditioning: Kurt Hester (Louisiana Tech, 00) Asst. AD/Character Education: Ed Jackson (Louisiana Tech, 83) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Associate AD/Football SID Patrick Walsh Office Phone Cell Phone Website Press Box Phone Facebook LATechFootball Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 11 (Thu.) Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov SCHEDULE at Oklahoma at Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas NORTHWESTERN STATE at Auburn UTEP UTSA at Southern Miss WKU at UAB at Old Dominion RICE Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (4-8, 3-5 C-USA) A31 at NC State L S7 LAMAR W S12 TULANE (Thu.) L S21 at Kansas L S28 vs. Army (in Dallas) L O5 at UTEP W O19 NORTH TEXAS L O26 at FIU W N9 SOUTHERN MISS W N16 at Rice L N23 TULSA L N30 at UTSA L Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE BULLDOGS Despite missing two full games and parts of two others with a pair of knee injuries, sophomore RB Kenneth Dixon earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors and ranked fourth in the league in rushing yards per game (91.7), gaining 917 yards on 151 carries (6.1 yards per carry) and scoring four TDs. The 2014 Bulldogs will feature a new look on defense led by new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. Most recently the defensive coordinator at Texas, Diaz has brought former Texas defensive ends coach Oscar Giles and former Texas and Arkansas State safeties coach Blake Baker to Ruston to fill out the defensive staff after the departures of Stan Eggen, Jeff Koonz and Kim Dameron. The last few seasons at Louisiana Tech have been ones where the secondary has constantly been bringing along young talent with not a lot of experience compared to an older, veteran defensive line. That finally changes in 2014 as all but one member of the secondary returns this fall (linebacker Daniel Cobb is the only loss to graduation) while the defensive line lost three starters due to graduation (Justin Ellis, IK Enemkpali and Shakeil Lucas). Bulldogs offensive line coach Matt Moore has to replace the majority of his offensive line for the second consecutive year. In his first season on staff, Moore lost four graduating starters on the offensive line. Now entering his second year, he is left to replace three graduating starters (Vince Cano, Jeremy Graffree and Matt Shepperd). 14

16 LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Kenneth Dixon Tevin King TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Spread Defensive Formation Multiple 2012 Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 3-5/5th (West) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 36/28 Starters Returning 15 (5 off./7 def./3 spec.) Starters Lost 12 (6 off./4 def/2 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 5/6 Defensive Returning/Lost: 7/4 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 3/2 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING QB Ryan Higgins RB Kenneth Dixon WR Hunter Lee RT Mitchell Bell LG Tre Carter DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING SAM Mitch Villemez MIKE Tony Johnson CB Adarius Barnes SS Thomas McDonald FS Terrell Pinson N Xavier Woods CB Bryson Abraham SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Kyle Fischer P Logan McPherson PR Trent Taylor KEY LOSSES WR Sterling Griffin WR D.J. Banks WR Richie Casey LT Jeremy Graffree C Vince Cano RT Mitchell Bell DE Kendrick James DT Shakell Lucas DE IK Enemkpali KR Lyle Fitte Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Ryan Higgins Scotty Young TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long D.J. Banks Sterling Griffin Richie Casey TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Kyle Fischer TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Logan McPherson TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Daniel Cobb Thomas McDonald Mitch Villemez Xavier Woods Kentrell Brice TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Adarius Barnes Thomas McDonald TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category LA Tech Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 25:55 34:05 15

17 LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 15 Bryson Abraham CB R-Jr. 2L Jennings, La./Jennings 76 Zeke Alsander OL R-Jr. SQ Baton Rouge, La./Southern Lab 63 Chris Aye OL R-Fr. RS Houston, Texas/Cypress Ridge 21 Adairius Barnes DB Jr. 2L Port Gibson, Miss./Port Gibson 35 Jonathan Barnes K R-Fr. RS Baton Rouge, La./Woodlawn 78 Mitchell Bell OL R-Sr. 1L Houston, Texas/Navarro JC 23 Kentrell Brice DB Jr. 2L Ruston, La./Ruston 90 DeAngelo Brooks DT Sr. 1L Shreveport, La./Kilgore JC 91 Aaron Brown DL R-So. SQ Carrollton, Texas/Creekview 20 Colby Brown DB R-Sr. 1L College Park, Ga./Highland CC 75 Darrell Brown OL R-So. 1L Abilene, Texas/Cooper 62 Joseph Brunson OL R-So. RS Ruston, La./Louisiana-Lafayette 45 Vernon Butler DL JR. 2L Summit, Miss./North Pike - Deldrick Canty DE Fr. HS Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville - Shane Carpenter OL Fr. HS Walker, La./Walker 67 Tre Carter OL Sr. 1L Buena Vista, Ga./Georgia Military College 87 Grant Childress WR R-So. SQ Tyler, Texas/Grace Community - Secdrick Cooper S Fr. HS Marrero, La./Archbishop Shaw 77 Jens Danielsen OL Sr. 1L Wichita, Kan./Coffeyville CC) 28 Kenneth Dixon RB Jr. 2L Strong, Ark./Strong - Jarred Craft RB Fr. HS Haughton, La./Haughton 98 Vontarrius Dora DL R-Jr. 2L West Point, Miss./West Point 72 Derek Edinburgh, Jr. OT R-So. TR New Orleans, La./Edna Karr 50 Tucker Etheridge DS Fr. HS Marietta, Ga./Blessed Trinity - Russell Farris ATH Fr. HS Ventress, La./Livonia - Jaylon Ferguson DE Fr. HS St. Francisville, La./West Feliciana 17 Kyle Fischer K R-So. 1L Frisco, Texas/Frisco 6 Beau Fitte LB R-Jr. 2L Port Sulphur, La./South Plaquemines - Marcus Gaines ATH Fr. HS Covington, La./St. Paul s 83 Kevin Gary WR R-Jr. RS Snellville, Ga./Georgia Military College 93 Stephen Gibson DL R-So. SQ Marrero, La./Archbishop Shaw 44 Austin Ginn S R-So. SQ Farmerville, La./Cedar Creek 89 Terome Grant WR R-Sr. SQ Brunswick, Ga./Georgia Military College 95 Hakim Gray DE R-Fr. RS Keachi, La./North Desoto 57 Richard Greenwalt OL R-Sr. 1L Wildomar, Calif./Riverside CC 4 Sterling Griffin WR R-Sr. 1L Opa Locka, Fla./USF 11 Lloyd Grogan DB R-So. 1L Morgan City, La./Central Catholic 86 Carlos Henderson WR R-Fr. RS New Orleans, La./McDonogh Ryan Higgins QB R-So. 1L Hutto, Texas/Hutto Solomon Hunter LB Fr. HS San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt 38 Michael Jacob DB R-Fr. RS Allen, Texas/Allen - Brodrick Jefferson WR Fr. HS Bossier City, La./Parkway - Cedric Johnson DT Fr. HS Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett 88 Eddie Johnson WR Sr. 1L Midlothian, Texas/Navarro JC 42 Tony Johnson LB Sr. 1L Sulligent, Ala./Southwest Mississippi JC 26 Tevin King RB R-So. 1L Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt County 40 Kevin Kisseberth DL R-Sr. 3L Spring, Texas/Klein 70 Clayton Landry OL R-So. SQ Denham Springs, La./Live Oak 36 Hunter Lee WR Sr. 3L Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound 13 Le Vander Liggins DB Sr. 3L Leesville, La./Leesville 60 Ross Lodge OL R-So. SQ Austin, Texas/Westwood 97 Jeremy Long DL R-Jr. RS Haughton, La./Haughton 79 Cam Manning OL R-Fr. RS Southlake, Texas/Carroll 25 Blake Martin RB R-Jr. 2L Lucas, Texas/Lovejoy - Deonte McCrady OL Fr. HS Arlington, Texas/Lamar 33 Thomas McDonald S Sr. 1L Houston, Texas/Navarro JC 58 Devon McKinney DL R-Sr. SQ Camden, N.J./Pierce College - Kameron McKnight WR Fr. HS Ethel, La./East Feliciana 43 Logan McPherson P/K So. 1L Fort Payne, Ala./Fort Payne 14 Thaddaeus Medford DB R-So. SQ Newbern, Tenn./Dyer County 37 Michael Mims DB R-Fr. RS West Monroe, La./West Monroe - Quanta Moore LB Fr. HS New Orleans, La./Edna Karr 54 Trent Norman LB Jr. SQ Jena, La./Jena 16

18 LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 99 Malcolm Pichon DL R-Jr. 2L Slidell, La./Salmen 31 Terrell Pinson S Sr. 1L Tupelo, Miss./Itawamba CC 16 Jabari Prewitt DB Sr. 1L Hutto, Texas/Hutto 68 Josh Robinson OL R-Jr. SQ Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster 2 Sanford Seay WR R-Jr. JC Leesburg, Ga./Itawamba CC/Georgia 13 Chase Schultz QB R-Fr. RS Heath, Texas/Rockwall-Heath 24 Marlon Seets RB R-Jr. SQ Haughton, La./Alcorn State 34 Mike Schrang LB R-Sr. 3L Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood 27 Boston Scott RB R-Fr. RS Zachary, La./Zachary 28 Gerald Shouse P Jr. SQ Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian Academy 9 Conner Smith WR R-So. SQ Covington, La./Fontainebleau 18 D.J. St. Julien WR R-Sr. 1L Lafayette, La./Acadiana 92 Carter Street DL R-Sr. SQ Pilot Point, Texas/Pilot Point - Michael Rodriguez OL Fr. HS La Porte, Texas/La Porte 84 Andre Taylor DL R-Sr. 3L Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock 85 Trent Taylor WR So. 1L Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian Academy 24 Nick Thomason LB R-Jr. RS Muscle Shoals, Ala./Northeast Miss. JC 53 Darrell Travis DS R-So. RS McKinney, Texas/McKinney North 32 Mitch Villemez LB Sr. 1L Hardin, Texas/Blinn JC - Marlon Watts WR Fr. HS New Orleans, La./St. Augustine - Price Wilson QB Fr. HS Marietta, Ga./Walton 73 Kirby Wixson OL Jr. JC Pearl, Miss./Hinds CC - Alex Woodall QB Fr. HS Summit, Miss./McComb 46 Adam Woods DS R-So. RS Leesville, La./Leesville 39 Xavier Woods DB So. 1L West Monroe, La./West Monroe 16 Scotty Young QB R-Sr. 1L Denton, Texas/Texas Tech 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Deldrick Canty DE Fr. Baton Rouge, La./Scotlandville Shane Carpenter OL Fr. Walker, La./Walker Secdrick Cooper S Fr. Marrero, La./Archbishop Shaw Jarred Craft RB Fr. Haughton, La./Haughton Tucker Etheridge DS Fr. Roswell, Ga./Blessed Trinity Russell Farris ATH Fr. Ventress, La./Livonia Jaylon Ferguson DE Fr. St. Francisville, La./West Feliciana Marcus Gaines ATH Fr. Covington, La./St. Paul s Solomon Hunter LB Fr. San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt Brodrick Jefferson WR Fr. Bossier City, La./Parkway Cedric Johnson DT Fr. Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett Deonte McCrady OL Fr. Arlington, Texas/Lamar Kameron McKnight WR Fr. Ethel, La./East Feliciana Quanta Moore LB Fr. New Orleans, La./Edna Karr Michael Rodriguez OL Fr. La Porte, Texas/La Porte Sanford Seay WR Jr. Leesburg, Ga./Itawamba CC Blake Sharp OL Jr. Columbus, Miss./East Mississippi CC Marlon Watts WR Fr. New Orleans, La./St. Augustine Price Wilson QB Fr. Marietta, Ga./Walton Kirby Wixson OL Jr. Pearl, Miss./Hinds CC Alex Woodall QB Fr. Summit, Miss./McComb 17

19 QUICK FACTS C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD Location Huntington, W.Va. Founded 1837 Enrollment 14,000 Nickname Thundering Herd Colors Green and White Conference Conference USA President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Athletics Director Mike Hamrick Stadium Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,224) Surface FieldTurf FOOTBALL STAFF Doc Holliday (West Virginia, 79) Holliday s Marshall Record Holliday s Overall Record Head Coach, 5th year (.529), 4 years (.529), 4 years Offensive Coordinator/QBs: Bill Legg (West Virginia, 85) Defensive Coordinator/Secondary: Chuck Heater (Michigan, 75) Running Backs: Chris Barclay (Wake Forest, 09) Defensive Ends: Sean Cronin (Georgetown (Ky.), 03) Linebackers: Adam Fuller (Sacred Heart, 98) Wide Receivers: Mike Furrey (Northern Iowa, 00) Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator: Todd Hartley (Georgia, 08) Offensive Line: Alex Mirabal (FIU, 03) Defensive Tackles: J.C. Price (Virginia Tech, 98) Assistant AD for Football Operations: Mark Gale (Oklahoma State, 81) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Assistant A.D./Football Contact Jason Corriher Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone Facebook MarshallUniversityAthletics 2014 SCHEDULE Aug. 30 at Miami (Ohio) Sept. 6 RHODE ISLAND Sept. 13 OHIO Sept. 20 at Akron Oct. 4 at Old Dominion Oct. 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE Oct. 18 at FIU Oct. 25 FLORIDA ATLANTIC Nov. 8 at Southern Miss Nov. 15 RICE Nov. 22 at UAB Nov. 28 (Fri.) WKU Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (10-4, 7-1 C-USA) A31 MIAMI (OHIO) W S7 GARDNER-WEBB W S14 at Ohio L S21 at Virginia Tech L (3OT) O5 UTSA W O12 at Florida Atlantic W O24 at Middle Tennessee L N2 SOUTHERN MISS W N9 UAB W N14 at Tulsa W N23 at FIU W N29 EAST CAROLINA W D7 at Rice (C-USA Champ.) L D27 vs. Maryland (Military Bowl) W Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE THUNDERING HERD Quarterback Rakeem Cato returns for his senior season after being named C-USA Offensive Player of the Year last season and C-USA MVP in Cato finished 2013 with 3,916 yards passing and 39 TDs while also rushing for 294 yards and another six scores. The 39 TDs ranked third in the FBS and he will enter this season having thrown at least one TD pass in 32 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation and in Marshall school history. Junior WR Tommy Shuler (110 and 106 catches in the last two seasons) is one of only eight players in major college football history with two 100-catch seasons. No player has had three. Shuler s 230 receptions rank fourth all-time at Marshall, 76 away from the record. Shuler, Mike Barber and Randy Moss are the only Marshall players with multiple 1,100-yard seasons. Marshall finished last season ranked 12th in the FBS in total offense (500.4 yards per game) and seventh in scoring offense at 42.1 points per game. The 42.1 points per game for the Herd was second in school history, trailing only the 43.9 in 15 games by the 1996 I-AA champions. Marshall s 7,005 yards last season the best for a Thundering Herd team since moving to Division I-A in 1997 and the third time a team has topped 7,000. Defensively, from 2012 to 2013, Marshall improved by 20.2 points in scoring defense (FBS ranking went from 123 to 31) and 88.1 yards per game in total defense (FBS ranking went from 103 to 35). The Herd finished with 32 sacks and 102 tackles for loss. It is the most sacks for Marshall since producing 37 in 2004 and the 102 TFLs are the high since 109 in Marshall s 18 interceptions were a team high since the 1999 team had 24.

20 MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Essray Taliaferro Steward Butler TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Multiple Defensive Formation Multiple 2013 Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 7-1/ 1st (East) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 59/15 Starters Returning 18 (6 off./8 def./4 spec.) Starters Lost 9 (5 off./3 def/1 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 6/5 Defensive Returning/Lost: 8/3 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 3/2 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING QB Rakeem Cato WR Tommy Shuler LG Sebastian Johnson C Chris Jasperse RT Clint Van Horn DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DE Ra Shawde Myers DT James Rouse MLB Jermaine Holmes WLB Neville Hewitt SS Tiquan Lang FS Taj Letman CB Darryl Roberts N Corey Tindal SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Justin Haig P Tyler Williams KR Remi Watson DS Matt Cincotta KEY LOSSES WR/PR Devon Smith TE Gator Hoskins LT Garrett Scott RG Alex Schooler NT Brandon Sparrow DE Alex Bazzie CB Monterius Lovett Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Rakeem Cato Blake Frohnapfel TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Tommy Shuler Gator Hoskins Devon Smith TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Justin Haig TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Tyler Williams TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Evan McKelvey Neville Hewitt Jermaine Holmes Alex Bazzie Corey Tindal TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD A.J. Leggett Monterius Lovett TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category Marshall Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 26:56 33:04 19

21 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 74 A.J. Addison OL Fr. HS Ruther Glen, Va./Fork Union 6 Davonte Allen WR R-Jr. 2L Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central 80 Chris Alston, Jr. WR R-So. 1L Winnsboro, S.C./Fairfield Central 14 Kevin Anderson QB R-Fr. RS Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton 57 Eric Ansley OL R-So. SQ Riverdale, Ga./Charles Drew 5 Keith Baxter DB R-Jr. 2L Homestead, Fla./Homestead 90 Arnold Blackmon DL Sr. 1L Bellaire, Texas/Navarro JC 52 Blake Brooks OL R-Sr. 2L Charleston, W.Va./South Charleston 99 Josh Brown DL R-So. SQ Aiken, S.C./South Aiken 20 Steward Butler RB R-Jr. 2L Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland 48 Kyle Camacho LB R-Fr. RS Greenwich, Ct./Greenwich 34 Cody Carter WR R-So. SQ Barboursville, W.Va./U. of Charleston 49 Cortez Carter LB Jr. 2L Bealeton, Va./Liberty 12 Rakeem Cato QB Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./Miami Central 88 Matt Cincotta LS Jr. 2L Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic 65 Cody Collins OL R-Fr. RS Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison 68 Tom Collins OL R-Jr. 1L Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown 75 Tyler Combs OL R-Fr. RS Louisa, Ky./Lawrence County 39 Amoreto Curraj K R-Fr. RS Tampa, Fla./Leto 13 Armonze Daniel DL R-Jr. SQ Avon, Ind./Avon 66 Cameron Dees OL R-So. 1L Seffner, Fla./Armwood 93 Steve Dillon DL R-Jr. 2L Palmdale, Ca./Palmdale 4 Demetrius Evans WR R-Sr. 2L Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central 83 Eric Frohnapfel TE Sr. 3L Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge 82 Jack Gammon WR Jr. 1L Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson 13 Cole Garvin QB Fr. HS Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek 70 Marcus Gilchrist DL R-So. 1L Port Charlotte, Fla./Port Charlotte 37 Kevin Grooms RB R-Jr. 2L Hollywood, Fla./South Broward 23 Justin Haig K R-Sr. 3L Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage 34 Peter Helow S R-So. SQ Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenney 43 Neville Hewitt LB Sr. 1L Conyers, Ga./Ga. Military Coll. 10 Gunnar Holcombe QB R-So. SQ Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./University School 46 Jermaine Holmes LB Sr. 2L Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta 3 Stefan Houston LB So. 1L Clarksburg, Md./Fork Union 62 Chris Huhn OL R-Fr. RS Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North 9 Justin Hunt WR So. 1L Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven 22 D.J. Hunter S R-Jr. 2L Middletown, Ohio/Middletown 60 Chris Jasperse OL R-Sr. 3L Greensboro, N.C./Page 15 Angelo Jean-Louis WR R-Fr. RS Wellington, Fla./Fork Union 67 Sandley Jean-Felix OL R-Fr. RS Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Boyd Anderson 71 Sebastian Johansson OL R-Jr. 2L Karlstad, Sweden/Raceland (Ky.) High 47 Devon Johnson TE Jr. 2L Richlands, Va./Richland 32 Michael Johnson DB So. 1L Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington 86 Josh Knight WR So. 1L Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central 21 Tiquan Lang S So. 1L Port St. Joe, Fla./Lowndes 1 A.J. Leggett S R-So. 1L Miami, Fla./South Miami 17 Taj Letman S R-Jr. 1L Elberton, Ga./Holmes CC 29 Donaldven Manning DB R-So. SQ Miami, Fla./Miami Central 73 Joe Massaquoi DL R-So. SQ Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams 31 Evan McKelvey LB Sr. 2L Moncks Corner, S.C./Berkley 16 Deon-Tay McManus TE R-Fr. RS Baltimore, Md./Atlanta Sports Academy 64 Trevor Mendelson OL R-Sr. 2L Dublin, Ohio/Jerome 61 Will Mendoza OL Fr. HS Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman 35 Assani Mudimbi DB R-Jr. TR Takoma Park, Md./Rhode Island 40 Ra Shawde Myers DL R-Sr. 2L Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa 55 Aaron Plantt LB R-Fr. RS Hallandale, Fla./Hallandale 19 Deandre Reaves WR R-Jr. 2L Sterling, Va./Dominion

22 MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 41 Ryan Riedel TE R-So. SQ Huntington, W.Va./Cabell Midland 7 Darryl Roberts DB R-Sr. 3L Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland 43 Kevin Rodriguez RB Jr. SQ Linden, N.J./Linden 11 James Rouse DL R-Sr. 3L Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg 94 Jarquez Samuel DL R-Jr. SQ Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta 36 Matthew Santer S Fr. HS Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg 18 Andre Scott DB R-So. 1L Orlando, Fla./Oak Ridge 54 Michael Selby OL So. 1L Sandersville, Ga./Washington County 19 Mark Shaver S R-Fr. RS Huntington, W.Va./Huntington 1 Tommy Shuler WR Sr. 3L Miami, Fla./Miami Central 48 Nick Smith K R-Fr. RS Plain City, Ohio/Alder 52 Malcolm Strong DL R-Sr. 3L Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 42 Blaine Thompson LB R-Fr. RS Mt. Pleasant, S.C./Wando 59 Gary Thompson DL R-So. SQ La Mesa, Calif./Helix 10 Corey Tindal DB R-So. 1L Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Atlanta Sports Academy 50 Kent Turene LB R-So. 1L Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Atlanta Sports Academy 78 Clint Van Horn OL R-Jr. 1L Beckley, W.Va./Woodrow Wilson 30 Kaare Vedvik K R-Fr. RS McPherson, Kan./McPherson 14 Raheem Waiters LB Sr. 3L Quincy, W.Va./Riverside 8 Remi Watson RB R-Jr. 2L Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson 81 Craig Wilkins WR Sr. 3L Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah 97 Ricardo Williams DL R-Jr. SQ Homestead, Fla./Homestead 38 Tyler Williams P Jr. 2L Fort Wayne, Ind./R. Nelson Snider 28 Corie Wilson S R-Jr. 2L Miami, Fla./Edison 89 Joe Woodrum TE R-Jr. SQ Bluefield, W.Va./Bluefield 56 Carl Yonter LB R-Fr. RS Las Vegas, Nev./Coronado 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE A.J. Addison OL Fr. Ruther Glen, Va./Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy Emanuel Beal WR Fr. Powder Springs, Ga./Hillgrove Ryan Bee DL Fr. Ashland, Ohio/Hillsdale Fred Binot OL Fr. Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson Alex Cason WR Fr. Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta Keion Davis RB Fr. Fairburn, Ga./Langston Hughes Nathaniel Devers OL Fr. Massillon, Ohio/Washington Jordan Dowrey OL Fr. Winchester, Va./Handley Hyleck Foster WR Fr. Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney Kendall Gant S Fr. Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson Cole Garvin QB Fr. Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek Donquell Green WR Fr. Waynesboro, Ga./Burke County Maurice Hall LB Fr. St. Petersburg, Fla./Gibbs LaDerrick Hammond S Fr. Louisville, Ga./Jefferson County Kaleb Harris LB Fr. Creston, Ohio/Norwayne Nyquan Harris DL Fr. Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor Frankie Hernandez LB Fr. Largo, Fla./Largo Demetrius Johnson S Fr. Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Area Christian Quintavious Knight DB Fr. Ellenwood, Ga./Georgia Military College Donaldven Manning DB So. Miami, Fla./Virginia Tech Brandon Mitchell OL Fr. Los Angeles, Calif./Pierce College (Calif.) Tomell One DL Fr. Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside Antavis Rowe DB Fr. Atlanta, Ga./Washington Jason Smith DL Fr. Hackensack, N.J./East Coast Prep (Mass.) Malik Thompson DL Fr. Winter Garden, Fla./Fork Union (Va.) Military Acad. Ricardo Williams DL So. Homestead, Fla./Miami (Fla.) Reese Wooten WR Fr. Cairo, Ga./Cairo Ryan Yurachek TE Fr. Myrtle Beach, S.C./Carolina Forest 21

23 QUICK FACTS 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS Location Murfreesboro, Tenn. Founded 1911 Enrollment 23,885 Nickname Blue Raiders Colors Royal Blue (PMS 301) and White Conference Conference USA President Dr. Sidney McPhee Athletics Director Chris Massaro Stadium Johnny Red Floyd Stadium (Horace Jones Field) (30,788) Surface Synthetic Turf by Sportexe FOOTBALL STAFF Rick Stockstill (Florida State, 82) Stockstill s MT Record Stockstill s Overall Record Head Coach, 9th Year (.510) 8 years (.510) 8 Years Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Buster Faulkner (Valdosta St., 05) Offensive Line: Geep Wade (Chattanooga, 01) Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends: Rick Mallory (Washington, 93) Wide Receivers: Justin Watts (Clemson, 00) Running Backs: Mike Polly (Georgetown College, 06) Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: Tyrone Nix (Southern Miss, 95) Co-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks: Steve Ellis (Nicholls State, 03) Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator: Tommy West (Tennessee, 76) Safeties: David Bibee (Tennessee, 77) Director of Player Development: Brent Brock (Florida State, 82) Graduate Assistant: TBA Graduate Assistant: TBA Graduate Assistant: TBA Graduate Assistant: TBA Director of Football Operations: Chris Matusek (Middle Tennessee, 02) Director of Player Personnel: TBA Head Strength Coach: Jason Spray (Middle Tennessee, 02) Head Trainer: Robbie Stewart (Clemson, 98) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Associate AD for Communications/Football SID Mark Owens Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone Facebook Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 26 (Fri.) Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov SCHEDULE SAVANNAH STATE at Minnesota WKU at Memphis at Old Dominion SOUTHERN MISS at Marshall UAB BYU at FIU FLORIDA ATLANTIC at UTEP Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (8-5, 6-2 C-USA) A29 WESTERN CAROLINA W S7 at North Carolina L S14 MEMPHIS W S21 at Florida Atlantic W (OT) S27 at BYU L O5 EAST CAROLINA L O12 at North Texas L O24 MARSHALL W N2 at UAB W N9 FIU W N23 at Southern Miss W N30 UTEP W D30 vs. Navy (Armed Forces Bowl) L Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE BLUE RAIDERS The 2014 year will mark the 100th season of football at Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders started football in 1911 but did not field teams in 1943, 1944 and 1945 due to World War II. Junior S Kevin Byard had two interceptions for TDs last season, giving him four pick-sixes in his two-year career (both school records). He now has 326 return yards on interceptions, the most of any active FBS player and his four returns for TDs are the most of any player entering the 2014 season. Byard also registered 106 tackles last season. Sophomore LB T.T. Barber finished with 119 tackles last season, the fourth-highest total in C-USA and the most by a Blue Raider since Roosevelt Colvard had 120 in The first team All-C-USA selection also had three interceptions, three sacks and two forced fumbles. For the first time in MT s FBS era (since 1999), the Blue Raiders had five different players top the 100-yard rushing mark in at least one game in the same season and all five players return in Jordan Parker, Reggie Whatley, Austin Grammer, Shane Tucker and Jeremiah Bryson all recorded at least one 100-yard game in In fact, the fivesome totaled 10 games of 100 or more yards last season, which is also a new FBS record for MT. Middle Tennessee s rushing attack ranked 3rd in C-USA and 31st nationally at yards per game in However, in conference action MT averaged a leaguebest yards rushing compared to in non-conference play. The Blue Raiders have been bowl-eligible in four of the past five seasons. Middle Tennessee played in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl last season, falling to Navy. 22

24 Old Dominion - Rice - Southern Miss - UAB - UTEP - UTSA - Western Kentucky MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Jordan Parker Reggie Whatley TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Multiple Defensive Formation 4-3/Multiple 2013 Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 6-2/T2nd (East) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 49/20 Starters Returning 16 (5 off./8 def./3 spec.) Starters Lost 11 (6 off./3 def/2 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 5/6 Defensive Returning/Lost: 8/3 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 3/2 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING RB Jordan Parker RT Isaiah Anderson LT Darius Johnson WR Christian Collis WR Marcus Henry DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DE Jiajuan Fennell DT Patrick McNeil DE Alexandro Antoine MIKE Christian Henry WILL T.T. Barber CB Jared Singletary FS Xavier Walker SS Kevin Byard SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Cody Clark KR Jared Singletary DS Blaine Sidders KEY LOSSES QB Logan Kilgore LG Josh Walker RG Jadareius Hamlin WR Kyle Griswould WR Tavarres Jefferson DT Jimmy Staten SAM Stephen Roberts CB Kenneth Gilstrap CB Sammy Seamster Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Logan Kilgore Austin Grammer TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Tavarres Jefferson Kyle Griswould Marcus Henry TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Cody Clark TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Josh Davis TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total T.T. Barber Kevin Byard Christian Henry Stephen Roberts Roderic Blunt TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Kevin Byard T.T. Barber TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category MTSU Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 28:12 31:48 23

25 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 37 Shon Akins CB Fr. RS Hampton, Va./Norcross (Ga.) 73 Isaiah Anderson OL Sr. 2L Franklin, Tenn./Franklin 17 Alexandro Antoine DE Jr. 1L Port a Prince, Haiti/Antioch 96 Ismael Aurismond DE Fr. RS Miami, Fla./Hialeah 18 Darrell Baptist TE Sr. SQ Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven 38 T.T. Barber LB Jr. 1L Colquitt, Ga./Miller County 55 Shubert Bastien DE Sr. 2L Riviera Beach, Fla./William T. Dwyer 80 Ed Marques Batties WR Jr. TR Fresno, Texas/Hightower/Kilgore College William Beaird FS Jr. TR Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy 98 Derious Bennett DT So. SQ Columbus, Ga./Carver 9 Keemem Berry CB Sr. SQ Atlanta, Ga./Chamblee 36 Richie Bisaccia S Fr. RS Tampa, Fla./Freedom 40 Acesa Brewer FB Fr. RS Springfield, Tenn./Springfield 94 O Shae Bridges DT Jr. SQ Norcross, Ga./Norcross 23 Chris Brown S So. SQ Donalsonville, Ga./Seminole County Middle 36 Houston Brown WR Jr. SQ Murfreesboro, Tenn./Brentwood 5 Jeremiah Bryson RB Jr. 1L Smyrna, Tenn./Smyrna 7 Khari Burke CB Sr. 2L Plantation, Fla/South Plantation 20 Kevin Byard S Jr. 1L Lithonia, Ga./M.L. King 63 Josh Chester OL So. SQ Warner Robins, Ga,/Northside 89 Cody Clark PK So. 1L Watkinsville, Ga./North Oconee 86 Devin Clarke WR Sr. SQ Sebring, Fla./Sebring/Butler CC 81 Christian Collis WR Jr. 1L Opelika, Ala./Beauregard 8 Alex Dale CB So. SQ Memphis, Tenn./MUS 27 Jermaine Dave WR So. SQ Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel 53 William Eads LS So. SQ Hoover, Ala./Hoover 29 Chukwadi Echetebu RB So. SQ Spring Hill, Tenn./Brentwood 11 A.J. Erdely QB Fr. RS Cumming, Ga./West Forsyth 45 Todney Evans DE Fr. RS Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community 43 Raynard Felton DE So. SQ Jacksonville, Fla./Ribault 97 Jiajuan Fennell DE Sr. 2L South Pittsburg, Tenn./South Pittsburg 95 Matthew Foster DE Fr. RS Sparks, Ga./Cook County 13 Demetrius Frazier WR So. SQ Brunswick, Ga./Brunswick 40 Leighton Gasque LB Sr. 2L Hiram, Ga./Hiram 1 Nolan Genovese QB Jr. TR Nashville, Tenn./CPA/NE Miss. CC 2 Austin Grammer QB So. SQ Tuscaloosa, Ala./American Christian Academy 59 Chris Hale DE So. SQ Atlanta, Ga./Dunwoody 88 Lucas Hamilton TE Fr. RS Lenoir City, Tenn./Lenoir City 28 Christian Henry LB Sr. 2L Dania, Fla./Hollywood Hills 19 Marcus Henry WR Sr. 1L Courtland, Miss./South Panola/NW Miss. CC 51 Shaquille Huff DT So. SQ Covington, Ga./Eastside 62 Patrick Hughes OL Sr. TR Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park/Butte CC 54 Jaylen Hunter OL Jr. TR Jacksonville, Fla./Nease/Arizona Western 75 Darius Johnson OL Jr. SQ Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips 93 Jahmal Jones DE Fr. RS Dallas, Texas/Norcross (Ga.) 29 Michael Kee P Jr. SQ Naples, Fla./Naples 21 John Kelly CB Sr. SQ Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven 44 Justin Lloyd CB Fr. RS Murfreesboro, Tenn./Ensworth 13 Zachary Lopez P Jr. SQ Fayetteville, Ga./Sandy Creek 99 Jimal McBride DT So. SQ Waycross, Ga./Ware County 48 Travis McMillan WR Jr. SQ Kansas City, Mo./Grandview Sr. 92 Patrick McNeil DT Sr. 1L Mobile, Ala./Davidson 47 Michael Minter CB Fr. RS Atlanta, Ga,/McNair Senior 56 Charles Okoreeh-Baah LB Fr. RS Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro 67 Dalton Ownby OL Fr. RS Maryville, Tenn./Alcoa 6 Jordan Parker RB Jr. 1L Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Phillip Patrick DE So. SQ Chattanooga, Tenn./Tyner Academy

26 Old Dominion - Rice - Southern Miss - UAB - UTEP - UTSA - Western Kentucky MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 41 Chase Pennycuff FB Jr. 1L Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel 16 Chris Perkins WR Sr. TR Hazelhurst, Miss./Hazelhurst/Pearl River CC 84 Terry Pettis WR So. SQ Fairburn, Ga,/Langston Hughes 31 Josh Pleasant WR Jr. SQ Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy 61 Greg Rein DS Sr. SQ New Port Richey, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic 49 Steven Rhodes DE So. 1L Antioch, Tenn./Antioch 39 James Roberson LB Jr. 1L Atlanta, Ga,/South Atlanta 32 Veion Robinson LB So. SQ Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy 65 Hunter Rogers OL So. SQ Safford, Ala./John T. Morgan Academy 15 Canon Rooker PK So. SQ Richmond Hill, Ga./Richmond Hill 35 Tony Rowland RB Sr. SQ Franklin, Tenn./Ravenwood 95 Zach Schiltz WR So. SQ Murfreesboro, Tenn//Siegel 72 Jonah Sells OL Sr. SQ Winchester, Tenn./Franklin County 27 Chris Sharpe CB Sr. 2L Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 69 Blaine Sidders DS Jr. 1L Delafield, Wis./Kettle Moraine 24 Jared Singletary CB Jr. SQ Green Cove Springs, Fla./Clay 50 Iman Smith LB So. SQ Oldsmar, Fla./Pinellas Park Senior 87 Jevontey Smith WR Fr. RS Greensboro, Ala./Greensboro 85 Shannon Smith WR Fr. RS Macon, Ga./Westside 66 Daniel Stephens OL So. SQ Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge 34 Anfornee Stewart LB So. SQ Duluth, Ga./Duluth 78 Adam Stickel OL So. SQ Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola 26 Kamani Thomas RB Fr. RS Dallas, Ga./East Paulding 70 Conner Trent OL Fr. RS Church Hill, Tenn./Volunteer 1 Shane Tucker RB So. SQ Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School 46 Max Ugboaja DE Sr. 2L Nashville, Tenn./Hillwood 83 Tristan Walker WR Fr. RS Raleigh, N.C./Hargrave Military Academy 42 Xavier Walker S Jr. TR Duluth, Ga./Duluth/Itawamba CC 52 Ykeem Wells LB Jr. 1L Buena Vista, Ga./Marion County 25 Reggie Whatley RB Sr. 2L Rome, Ga./Rome 43 Jordan Willis FB Fr. RS Lenoir City, Tenn./Lenoir City 82 William Wilson TE Sr. SQ Memphis, Tenn./Kirby 58 Arol Zague CB Fr. RS Memphis, Tenn./Wooddale 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE David Adams OL Jr. Rolling Fork, Miss./South Delta/Co-Lin CC Tyler Barron TE Jr. Port Orange, Fla./Warner Christian/Snow JC Robert Behanan OL Fr. Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield Ty Clemons WR Fr. Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Jordan Frost-Dixon CB Jr. Plainfield, N.J./Easton Area Darius Harris LB Fr. Horn Lake, Miss./Horn Lake J Vonte Herrod RB Fr. Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb Richie James WR Fr. Sarasota, Fla./Riverview Carlos Johnson OL Fr. Nashville, Tenn./Pearl Cohn Darrius Liggins DE Fr. Oxford, Miss./Oxford Max Linder TE Fr. Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic Cavellis Luckett LB Jr. McComb, Miss./McComb/Miss. GC CC Patrick Martin S Jr. Greenville, S.C./James Mann/Highland CC Jesse Moffitt OL Fr. Pleasant View, Tenn./Goodpasture Darryl Randolph CB Fr. Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola D.J. Sanders LB Fr. Sandersville, Ga./Washington Co. Maurquice Shakir OL Jr. Los Angeles, Calif./Palisades/Santa Monica CC Sean Smith TE Fr. Summerville, S.C./Summerville Patrick Stewart DT Fr. Monroe, Ga./George Walton Brent Stockstill QB Fr. Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel Trey Wafford S Jr. Fayetteville, Ga./Whitewater Quay Watt LB Jr. Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville AJ Wells P Fr. Buena Vista, Ga./Marion County 25

27 QUICK FACTS 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN Location Denton, Texas Founded 1890 Enrollment 36,111 Nickname Mean Green Colors Green and White Conference Conference USA President Dr. Neal Smatresk Athletics Director Rick Villarreal Stadium Apogee Stadium (30,850) Surface Sportexe PowerBlade HP FOOTBALL STAFF Dan McCarney (Iowa 75) McCarney s UNT Record McCarney s Overall Record Head Coach, 4th Year (.486), 3 years (.416), 15 years Assoc. HC/Off. Coord./QBs: Mike Canales (BYU 84) Def. Coord./Linebackers: John Skladany (Central Connecticut St. 72) Cornerbacks: LaMarcus Hicks (Iowa State, 06) Wide Receivers: Mike Grant (Nebraska, 93) Safeties: Perry Carter (Southern Miss, 94) Defensive Line: Kevin Patrick (Miami, 94) Asst. Head Coach/Tight Ends: Nick Quartaro (Iowa, 77) Spec. Teams / Running Backs: Tommy Perry (Texas A&M, 03) Offensive Line: Mike Simmonds (Indiana St., 84) Director of Football Operations: Scotty Conley (Tex. A&M-Commerce, 70) Strength Coach: Frank Wintrich (Kentucky Wesleyan, 02) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Associate AD/Football SID Eric Capper Office Phone Cell Phone Website Press Box Phone Facebook MeanGreenFB Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 11 (Thu.) Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov SCHEDULE at Texas SMU LOUISIANA TECH NICHOLLS STATE at Indiana at UAB SOUTHERN MISS at Rice FLORIDA ATLANTIC at UTEP FIU at UTSA Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (9-4, 6-2 C-USA) A31 IDAHO W S7 at Ohio L S14 BALL STATE W S21 at (9) Georgia L O5 at Tulane L O12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE W O19 at Louisiana Tech W O26 at Southern Miss W O31 RICE W N9 UTEP W N23 UTSA L N30 at Tulsa W J1 vs. UNLV (Heart of Dallas Bowl) W Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE MEAN GREEN The Mean Green closed out a memorable season with a win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year s Day. The victory gave North Texas a final record of 9-4, its highest win total since 2002 and tied for the second-most in school history. The Mean Green led the nation in blocked punts (5) and blocked kicks (8) in North Texas had 39 quarterback sacks last year, which is more than any Mean Green team since That total tied for second on the school s single-season records list. The Mean Green had at least one sack in each of the last nine games in North Texas led C-USA in scoring defense (17.8) and placed second in total defense (348.7 yards per game). Sharing time with several running backs, junior RB Antoinne Jimmerson scored nine touchdowns last season, running for seven and catching two more. He ran for 446 yards on 107 attempts and also caught 11 passes for 93 yards. For the second year in a row, the Mean Green offensive line ranked in the top-10 in the nation for fewest sacks allowed. NT allowed only 11 sacks in 2013, which ranked seventh in the nation. Since 2012, the North Texas offensive line has allowed the fewest sacks in the nation with just 17. Head coach Dan McCarney is establishing a record of dominance at Apogee Stadium as NT went 5-1 at home in 2013, tying for the second-most wins in school history. In three seasons, NT is 12-5 at Apogee Stadium under McCarney, while the previous three seasons the Mean Green went 1-16 at home. 26

28 NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Brandin Byrd A Jimmerson TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Spread Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 6-2 /T2nd (West) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 37/20 Starters Returning 12 (5 off./4 def./3 spec.) Starters Lost 15 (6 off./7 def/2 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 5/6 Defensive Returning/Lost: 4/7 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 3/2 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING OL Antonio Johnson OL Kaydon Kirby OL Cyril Lemon OL Mason Y Barbo WR Carlos Harris DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING LB Derek Akunne CB Kenny Buyers CB James Jones SS Lairamie Lee SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Zach Paul P Blake Macek DS Tony Johnson KEY LOSSES QB Derek Thompson RB Brandin Byrd WR Brelan Chancellor WR Darnell Smith TE Drew Miller DE Brandon McCoy DT Richard Arbe DT Ryan Boutwell LB Zach Orr LB Will Wright DB Marcus Trice KR/PR Brelan Chancellor Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Derek Thompson Andrew McNulty TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Darnell Smith Brelan Chancellor Carlos Harris TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Zach Paul TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Blake Macek TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Zachary Orr Marcus Trice Derek Akkune Will Wright Kenny Buyers TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Marcus Trice Zac Whitfield TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category North Texas Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 32:14 27:46 27

29 NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 82 Clayton Adams WR So. SQ Granbury, Texas/Granbury 7 Derek Akunne LB Sr. 3L Garland, Texas/North Garland 20 Brandon Allen DB Jr. SQ Arlington, Texas/Summit 66 Michael Banogu OL Jr. SQ McKinney, Texas/Prosper 81 Cody Barrow WR Jr. TR McKinney, Texas/Oklahoma 39 Blake Bean LB Sr. TR El Dorado, Kan./Buffalo 87 Cameron Brown WR So. SQ McKinney, Texas/Liberty 84 Quenton Brown DE Sr. SQ Tucker, Ga./Eastern Arizona CC 31 Kenny Buyers DB Jr. 2L Hurst, Texas/LD. Bell 83 Carl Caldwell WR Sr. SQ Whitehouse, Texas/Kansas Wesleyan 31 John Chelf WR Sr. SQ Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa 73 Sean Clayton OL Jr. SQ Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville 16 Chad Davis DB So. 1L Richmond, Texas/Bush 56 Malik Dilonga DE So. SQ Cedar Hill, Texas/Trinity Christian School 54 Blake Dunham DS Sr. 1L Argyle, Texas/Argyle 77 Travis Ellard OL Jr. SQ Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park 9 Sed Ellis LB So. 1L Paris, Texas/Paris 18 Erick Evans RB Fr. RS Dallas, Texas/Seagoville 1 Zed Evans DB Sr. 1L Dallas, Texas/Louisville 99 Andy Flusche DE Fr. RS Muenster, Texas/Muenster 60 Avery Fortenberry OL Fr. HS Era, Texas/Era 8 Josh Greer QB So. HS Arlington, Texas (Navarro JC) 94 Mustafa Haboul DT So. SQ Arlington, Texas/Martin 9 Carlos Harris WR Jr. 2L Frisco, Texas/Frisco 16 Willie Hubbard WR Sr. 1L Euless, Texas/Trinity 45 Tarik Jefferson LB Sr. SQ Mesquite, Texas/Lon Morris 22 Antoinne Jimmerson RB Jr. 2L Dallas, Texas/DeSoto 71 Antonio Johnson OL Sr. 3L Diboll, Texas/Diboll 58 Tony Johnson DS So. 1L Fort Worth, Texas/South Grand Prairie 87 Cooper Jones TE Jr. 1L Lone Oak, Texas/Lone Oak 13 James Jones DB Sr. 1L Houston, Texas/Kilgore JC 59 Joseph Kaho DL Jr. SQ Watauga, Texas/Central 68 Eric Keena P So. RS Keller, Texas/Sunrise Mountain 4 Darvin Kidsy WR So. 1L Missouri City, Texas/Elkins 50 Kaydon Kirby OL So. 1L Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound 85 Roderick Lancaster WR So. SQ Dallas, Texas/Life School of Oak Cliff 27 Lairamie Lee DB Sr. 3L Tyler, Texas/Chapel Hill 62 Cyril Lemon OL Sr. 3L Marble Falls, Texas/Marble Falls 8 Mark Lewis RB So. SQ Livonia, Louisiana/Livonia 95 Alexander Lincoln DT Sr. 3L Cibolo, Texas/Steele 14 Chris Loving TE Jr. RS Klein, Texas/Blinn CC 98 Jarrod Lynn TE Jr. SQ Grapevine, Texas/Grapevine 40 Blake Macek P So. 1L Sulphur Springs, Texas/Sulphur Springs 14 Jamal Marshall LB Jr. 2L Missouri City, Texas/Fort Bend Elkins 15 Mike Marshall WR Sr. 3L Grand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie 49 Daryl Mason DE Sr. 2L Garland, Texas/Rowlett 53 Shawn McKinney OL Sr. 1L Hubbard, Texas/Trinity Valley CC 5 Andrew McNulty QB Jr. 1L Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City 7 Connor Means QB Fr. HS Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park 3 Calvin Minor LB Fr. RS Lewisville, Texas/Lewisville 63 Sid Moore DL Fr. RS Van, Texas/Van 91 Austin Orr DT Jr. 1L Seabrook, Texas/Clear Lake 26 Zach Paul K Jr. 1L Frisco, Texas/Wakeland 2 Reggie Pegram RB Sr. 1L Terrell, Texas/Purdue 42 Chad Polk DE Jr. 2L Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson 28

30 NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 48 Wylie Reinhardt TE Fr. RS Saginaw, Texas/Saginaw 72 Ryan Rentfro OL So. SQ Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus 64 Sam Rice OL Jr. TR Coppell, Texas/SMU 30 Jarrian Roberts DE So. SQ Clarksville, Texas/Clarksville 20 Rex Rollins RB So. 1L Tyler, Texas/Chapel Hill 19 John Schilleci DB So. 1L Denton, Texas/Guyer 32 Fred Scott LB So. SQ Kennedale, Texas/Kennedale 19 Quinn Shanbour QB Fr. HS Oklahoma City, Okla./Heritage Hall 1 Turner Smiley WR Fr. RS Frisco, Texas/Wakeland 46 A.J. Smith LB So. TR Stilwell, Okla./NE Oklahoma A&M 92 LaJaylin Smith LB Jr. 1L LaPlace, La./St. Charles Catholic 18 Marcus Smith TE Jr. 1L San Antonio, Texas/Warren 88 Tanner Smith TE Sr. 2L Fort Worth, Texas/Nolan Catholic 76 Harrison Sorge OL Fr. RS Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider 29 Brock Squier DB So. SQ Sanger, Texas/Sanger 10 Derrick Teegarden WR Sr. 2L Odessa, Texas/Odessa 11 Darius Terrell WR Sr. 1L DeSoto, Texas/Texas 65 Micah Thompson OL Jr. 1L Jones, Okla./Jones 78 Connor Trussell OL So. SQ Arlington, Texas/Martin 25 Andrew Tucker RB Fr. RS Tyler, Texas/Chapel Hill 39 Sheldon Wade DB Sr. 1L Knoxville, Tenn./Austin Peay 79 Dominick Walker OL Fr. RS Sugar Land, Texas/Austin 43 Anthony Wallace LB Jr. TR Dallas, Texas/Oregon 70 Sir Calvin Wallace DT So. SQ Tyler, Texas/Chapel Hill 21 Freddie Warner DB Jr. 1L Dallas, Texas/Pinkston 98 Dutton Watson DT So. SQ Midland, Texas/Midland 23 Zac Whitfield DB Jr. 2L Sherman, Texas/Sherman 21 Jamaine Wilhite RB Sr. SQ Denton, Texas/Guyer 6 Dajon Williams QB Fr. RS Pflugerville, Texas/Connally 57 Mason Y Barbo OL Sr. 3L Sulphur Springs, Texas/Sulphur Springs 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Jalen Adams WR Fr. Moore, Okla./Southmoore Fonzale Davis WR Fr. Dallas, Texas/South Oak Cliff Avery Fortenberry OL Fr. Era, Texas/Era Brandon Garner LB Fr. Mansfield, Texas/Timberview Tee Goree WR Fr. Carthage, Texas/Carthage Josh Greer QB So. Arlington, Texas (Navarro JC) Willy Ivery RB Fr. Sulphur Springs, Texas/Sulphur Springs Tillman Johnson DE Fr. Round Rock, Texas/McNeil Andrew Jones DB Fr. Mesquite, Texas/North Mesquite Kishawn McClain DB Fr. Rosenberg, Texas/Terry Connor Means QB Fr. Deer Park, Texas/Deer Park Christopher Miles OL Fr. Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound Jalen Montgomery LB Fr. Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite Trevor Moore K Fr. Edmond, Okla./Edmond North O Keeron Rutherford WR Fr. Carthage, Texas/Carthage A.J. Smith LB So. Stilwell, Oklahoma (NE Oklahoma A&M) T.J. Tauaalo DT Fr. Keller, Texas/Central Anthony Wallace LB Jr. Dallas, Texas/Oregon Jeffery Wilson RB Fr. Elkhart, Texas/Elkhart 29

31 QUICK FACTS 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS 2014 SCHEDULE Location Norfolk, Va. Founded 1930 Enrollment 24,466 Nickname Monarchs Colors Slate Blue, Silver and Light Blue Conference Conference USA President John R. Broderick Athletics Director Dr. Camden Wood Selig Stadium Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium (20,118) Surface Astroturf GameDay Grass 3D FOOTBALL STAFF Bobby Wilder (Maine 87) Wilder s Old Dominion Record Wilder s Overall Record Head Coach, 7th Year (.767) 5 years (.767) 5 years Assoc. Head Coach/Off. Coor./Off. Line: Brian Scott (Maine 00) Defensive Coordinator/Secondary: Rich Nagy (Trinity 87) Pass Game Coordinator/QBs/Recruiting Coor.: Ron Whitcomb (Maine 06) Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line: Jeff Comissiong (Maine, 94) Wide Receivers: Zohn Burden (VMI 06) Defensive Backs: Kermit Buggs (Norfolk State 95) Offensive Line: Bill Dee (Mansfield State 75) Linebackers: Ulrick Edmonds (James Madison 01) Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs: Mike Zyskowski (Maine 06) Director of Football Operations: Stevie Villanueva (Old Dominion 10) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Football SID Eric Bohannon Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone Facebook ODU Football Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 26 (Fri.) Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 HAMPTON at NC State EASTERN MICHIGAN at Rice MIDDLE TENNESSEE MARSHALL at UTEP at WKU at Vanderbilt FIU LOUISIANA TECH at Florida Atlantic Conference USA game in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (8-4) A31 at East Carolina (FCS) L S7 at Maryland L S14 HOWARD W S21 THE CITADEL W S28 ALBANY W O5 LIBERTY W O19 at Pittsburgh L O26 at Norfolk State W N2 RHODE ISLAND W N9 at Idaho W N16 CAMPBELL W N23 at North Carolina L Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE MONARCHS Bobby Wilder has started the ODU program from the ground up and led the Monarchs to a record in five years. He took ODU to the 2011 and 2012 FCS playoffs, and won the 2012 CAA Championship. Old Dominion prepares for its first-ever season in Conference USA. The Monarchs play a full C-USA schedule beginning with the conference opener at defending league champion Rice. The C-USA home opener against Middle Tennessee is the Monarchs first-ever game Friday night game and will be nationally-televised. Senior quarterback Taylor Heinicke returns as the FBS active career leader in passing yards, passing yards per game, total offense, touchdown passes, completions and completion percentage. He is one of just 18 Division I quarterbacks to throw for 10,000 yards and rush for 1,000. Heinicke won the 2012 Walter Payton Award as the Best Player in the FCS and was the 2011 College Football Performance Awards National and Freshman Performer of the Year. ODU was one of just six teams in 2013 to have four players catch 40 or more passes. Larry Pinkard (68), Antonio Vaughan (60), Blair Roberts (46) and Zach Pascal (40) all reached 40 receptions, and all four return for the 2014 season. Old Dominion returns its top two leading tacklers from 2013 in junior Fellonte Misher and senior Andre Simmons. Misher led the team with 95 tackles and also had two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, while Simmons had 78 tackles. Richie Staton started at middle linebacker as a true freshman, making 72 tackles and leading the team with 10.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. 30

32 OLD DOMINION MONARCHS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Colby Goodwyn Cam Boyd TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation: Spread Defensive Formation: Overall Record: Conference Record / Finish n/a (FBS Independent) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 44/13 Starters Returning 17 (7 off./10 def./1 spec.) Starters Lost 8 (4 off./1 def/3 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost 7/4 Defensive Returning/Lost 10/1 Special Teams Returning/Lost 1/3 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING QB Taylor Heinicke WR Antonio Vaughan WR Blair Roberts WR Larry Pinkard LG Tyler Fisher C Josh Mann RG Connor Mewbourne DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DE Terrell Reid DT Chris Smith DT Preston Smith LB Andrew Everett LB D.J. Simon CB Sandy Chapman CB Reggie Owens FS Andre Simmons SS Fellonte Misher SPECIALISTS RETURNING DS Rick Lovato KEY LOSSES WR Marquel Thomas LT Jack Lowney RT D.J. Morrell LG David Born LB Paul Morant LB John Darr K Jarod Brown P Jake Walsh KR/PR Aaron Evans Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Taylor Heinicke David Washington TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Larry Pinkard Antonio Vaughan Blair Roberts TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Jarod Brown TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Jake Walsh TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Fellonte Misher Andre Simmons John Darr Richie Staton D.J. Simon TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD D.J. Simon Fellonte Misher TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category ODU Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 28:05 33:10 31

33 OLD DOMINION MONARCHS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 69 Ely Anderson OT Jr-r. 1L Santa Rosa, Calif./Montgomery/Santa Rosa JC 99 Kanyia Anderson LB So. 1L Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith 43 Kohl Adams-Hurd LB Jr. TR Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs/LA Pierce College 1 Jakwail Bailey WR Sr. 3L Haddonfield, N.J./Paul VI 74 Kyle Bottoms OG Sr. 1L Klein, Texas/Klein Oak/Blinn College 31 Cam Boyd RB Sr. 1L Dumfries, Va./Forest Park/West Hills CC 32 C.J. Bradshaw WR So-r. 1L Kinston, N.C./Kinston 92 Jude Brenya DE So. 1L Cranberry, N.J./Hightstown 66 Troy Butler C Jr. 1L Chesapeake, Va./Hickory 65 Tyler Burns OT Jr-r. SQ Norwalk, Calif./Chino/Cerritos College 53 Cullen Casey DT Fr-r. SQ Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit 18 Sandy Chapman CB So. 1L Raleigh, N.C./Southeast Raleigh 76 Tyler Compton C So-r. 1L Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne 57 Rashaad Coward DT So. 1L Brooklyn, N.Y./Sheepshead Bay 7 Nick England WR So-r. TR Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill/FIU 59 Galen Evans DT So-r. 1L Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Area Christian 91 Andrew Everett DE Jr. 2L Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill 67 Davis Farmer OT Fr-r. SQ Leesville, S.C./Gilbert 70 Tyler Fisher OG So. 1L Richmond, Va./Salisbury (Conn.) 52 Jai Franklin DT Fr-r. SQ Upper Marlboro, Md./Dr. Henry A. Wise 78 Darius Garcia OL Fr. TR Chesterfield, Va./Manchester/Fork Union 54 Dominique Guinn-Bailey DT Sr-r. 3L Portsmouth, Va./Churchland 51 Malik Gumbs DT Sr. 1L Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional/Nassau CC 75 Eric Hampson OG Fr-r. SQ Largo, Fla./Pinellas Park 14 Taylor Heinicke QB Sr. 3L Atlanta, Ga./Collins Hill 4 Keshawn Henderson WR Fr-r. SQ Dallas, Texas/Wilmer Hutchins 13 Alex Jackson CB Fr-r. SQ Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth 30 Gerard Johnson RB So. 1L Richmond, Va./Meadowbrook 62 Grant Johnson OG Fr-r. SQ Winchester, Va./Millbrook 28 Malique Johnson S Jr. 2L Glen Burnie, Md./Annapolis Area Christian 61 Eli Kessner OG Fr-r. SQ Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg/Fork Union 84 Kyle Lawrence K Jr-r. SQ Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan 38 Mike Lennox LB Jr-r. 2L Bristow, Va./Brenstville 26 Eriq Lewis CB Sr-r. 3L Washington, D.C./Coolidge 49 Rick Lovato LS Sr. 3L Middletown, N.J./Middletown 68 Andrew Maddox OT So-r. 1L Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge 45 Rob Mahan LB Jr-r. SQ Merchantville, N.J./Winslow Township 60 Josh Mann C Sr. 3L Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes 71 Connor Mewbourne OT Jr-r. 2L Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonia 11 Colin McElroy QB So-r. SQ Alpharetta, Ga./Milton 93 Anderson Miller DE So-r. 1L Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial 24 Fellonte Misher S Jr. 2L Washington, D.C./Coolidge 34 Malik Moseley RB Fr-r. SQ Greensboro, N.C./Southern Guilford 22 Jevon Neal CB Sr. 1L Austin, Texas/Austin McCallum/Blinn College 21 Justin Noye S Fr. HS Rochester, N.Y./Rochester East 23 Reggie Owens CB Sr. 3L Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes 6 Zach Pascal WR So-r. 1L Upper Marlboro, Md./Wise 17 Phil Paulhill CB Sr. SQ Sicklerville, N.J./St. Joseph/College of the Sequoia s 9 Larry Pinkard WR Sr-r. 3L Washington, D.C./Ballou 29 Joe Pulisic P So-r. 1L Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee 87 Kevin Privott, Jr. WR Fr-r. SQ Ahoskie, N.C./Hertford County 8 Blair Roberts WR Sr. 3L Rochester, N.Y./Bishop Kearney 96 Terrell Reid DE So-r. 1L Washington, D.C./McKinley Tech 47 TJ Ricks LB So-r. 1L Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan 58 Bumni Rotimi DT Fr-r. SQ Alexandria, Va./West Potomac 32

34 OLD DOMINION MONARCHS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 44 Reece Schmidt LB Jr. TR Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley/LA Pierce College 90 Gary Scruggs DE Sr. 1L Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro/ASA College 38 Ricky Segers K So-r. SQ Glen Allen, Va./Henrico 25 Andre Simmons LB Sr. 2L Lorton, Va./South County/Vanderbilt 42 D.J. Simon LB Sr. 1L Houston, Texas/Klein Forest/Navarro College 36 Martez Simpson LB Jr. TR Madison, Miss./Madison Central/Pearl River CC 55 Chris Smith DT Sr. 1L Santa Rosa, Calif./Santa Rosa HS/Santa Rosa JC 56 Preston Smith DE Sr-r. 3L Chesapeake, Va./Deep Creek 2 Kirk Spellman WR Jr-r. 2L Chesapeake, Va./Indian River 41 Richie Staton LB So. 1L Hampton, Va./Phoebus 37 Harvey Taylor RB Jr. SQ Ridgeway, Va./Magna Vista 20 Rob Thompson CB So. 1L Hammonton, N.J./St. Joseph HS 89 Aquante Thornton WR Jr-r. SQ Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood 5 Antonio Vaughan WR Sr-r. 3L Ahoskie, N.C./Hertford County 80 Melvin Vaughn WR So. 1L Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith 10 David Washington QB So-r. 1L Raleigh, N.C./Southeast Raleigh 50 Torrez Wentz DT Fr. HS Warrenton, Ga./Warrenton 94 Scott Wiggins DE So. 1L Roselle, N.J./Abraham Clark/Fork Union 35 Anthony Wilson LB So-r. 1L Alexandria, Va./Hayfield/Marshall 3 Jusse Yorke WR Jr. TR Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson/ASA College 27 Aaron Young CB So. 1L Washington, D.C./Archbishop Carroll 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Daniel Appouh DE Fr. Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley Poncho Barnwell LB Jr. Rochester, N.Y./East/Nassau CC Shuler Bentley QB Fr. Duncan, S.C./Byrnes Christian Byrum S Fr. Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood Jarrett Cervi P/K Fr. Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook Nick Clarke OL Fr. Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee Justice Davila S Fr. Erial, N.J./Timber Creek Jonathan Duhart WR Fr. Midlothian, Va./Manchester Isaiah Harper WR Fr. Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield Lawrence Holley CB Fr. Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township Will Howard WR Fr. Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood Ray Lawry RB Fr. Woolwich, N.J./Kingsway Regional Marques Little WR Fr. Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown Ryan Londree DT Fr. Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle Vincent Lowe WR Fr. Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield Raul Martinez OL Jr. Burbank, Calif./Pasadena CC Quintin Reynolds WR Fr. Nokesville, Va./Patriot Felix Manus-Schell CB Fr. Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep Adam Swann TE Fr. Owings, Md./Northern Pat Toal DT Fr. Hazlet, N.J./Raritan Brandon Tyson DT Fr. Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill Adam Vaught LS Fr. Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg Isaiah Worthy LB Fr. Westville, N.J./West Deptford O Shane Ximines DE Fr. Ahoskie, N.C./Hertford County 33

35 QUICK FACTS Location Houston, Texas Founded 1912 Enrollment 6,082 Nickname Owls Colors Blue and Gray Conference Conference USA President David W. Leebron Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard Stadium Rice Stadium (47,000) Surface AstroTurf 3D60H FOOTBALL STAFF David Bailiff (Texas State, 1981) Bailiff s Rice Record Bailiff s Overall Record 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS RICE OWLS Head Coach, 8th Year (.454), 7 Years (.492), 10 Years Assistant H.C./Special Teams/LBs: Darrell Patterson (TCU, 84) Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs: Larry Edmondson (Texas A&M, 83) Co-Offensive Coord./Wide Receivers: Billy Lynch (Ball State. 02) Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks Chris Thurmond (Tulsa, 75) Safeties: Larry Hoefer (McMurry, 72) Defensive Line: Michael Slater (Texas State, 93) Tight Ends: David Sloan (New Mexico, 95) Offensive Line: Ronnie Vinklarek (Texas State, 81) Running Backs: Anthony Steward (Kansas, 12) Offensive Graduate Assistant: Sam Bennett Offensive Graduate Assistant: Joe Johnson Defensive Graduate Assistant: Sean Edmondson Defensive Graduate Assistant: Frank Okam Strength and Conditioning Kevin Yoxell (East Texas State, 87) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Assistant A.D./Sports Information Chuck Pool Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone Facebook RiceAthletics Aug. 30 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 (Fri.) Nov SCHEDULE at Notre Dame at Texas A&M OLD DOMINION at Southern Miss HAWAI I at Army NORTH TEXAS at FIU UTSA at Marshall UTEP at Louisiana Tech Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (10-4, 7-1 C-USA) A31 at (6) Texas A&M L S14 KANSAS W S21 HOUSTON L S28 FLORIDA ATLANTIC W O5 at Tulsa W (OT) O12 at UTSA W O19 at New Mexico State W O26 UTEP W O31 at North Texas L N16 LOUISIANA TECH W N21 at UAB W (OT) N30 TULANE W D7 MARSHALL (C-USA Champ) W D31 vs. Mississippi St. (Liberty Bowl) L Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE OWLS The Owls are coming off a Conference USA Championship last season, the program s first outright league title since After defeating Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game, Rice made backto-back bowl appearances for the first time since Head coach David Bailiff was named Conference USA Coach of the Year last season after leading Rice to its first C-USA title. The Owls, who matched the school record with 10 victories, produced a league-high 10 All-Conference selections, including five first-team honorees. Wide receiver Jordan Taylor will enter his senior season having caught at least one pass in 21 straight games. The Second Team All-Conference USA selection caught 55 passes for 848 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Taylor became the 12th Owl to reach 100 career catches and now ranks sixth with 120. He now has 1,741 receiving yards to rank sixth, needing six yards to move past Toren Dixon into fifth. Junior DE Christian Covington was a First-Team All-C-USA pick by league s coaches in He topped the team with 9.5 tackles for loss among his 51 total stops. Covington also added four sacks, giving him nine in his first two seasons at Rice. Senior CB Bryce Callahan was a Second-Team All-Conference USA selection last season. He led the team with 10 pass breakups and 13 passes defended, while tying for second with three interceptions. Callahan s 11 interceptions tie him for fourth place in school history. 34

36 RICE OWLS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Charles Ross Jowan Davis TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Spread Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 7-1/1st (West) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 43/25 Starters Returning 13 (6 off./6 def./1 spec.) Starters Lost 11 (5 off./5 def/1 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 6/5 Defensive Returning/Lost: 6/5 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 1/1 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING OG Drew Carroll LG Nico Carlson OT Caleb Williams WR Dennis Parks WR Jordan Taylor TE Connor Cella DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING NT Christian Covington DT Stuart Mouchantaf LB James Radcliffe CB Bryce Callahan SS Malcolm Hill FS Julius White SPECIALISTS RETURNING P James Farrimond KEY LOSSES QB Taylor McHargue RB Charles Ross OT Jon Hodde C Nate Richards CB Philllip Gaines FS Paul Porras K Chris Boswell Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Taylor McHargue Driphus Jackson TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Jordan Taylor Dennis Parks Turner Petersen TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Chris Boswell TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long James Farrimond TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Michael Kutzler Paul Porras Julius White James Radcliffe Christian Covington TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Phillip Gaines Bryace Callahan TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category Rice Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 32:47 27:13 35

37 RICE OWLS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN, Texas/HS, JC or COLLEGE 85 Temi Alaka WR Fr. RS Houston, Texas/Cy Falls 40 Gabe Baker SAF Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas//MacArthur 34 Joe Ballard LB Fr. RS Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan 14 Guy Billups QB Jr. 2L Oxford, Miss./Oxford 14 J.T. Blasingame CB So. 1L Atlanta, Ga./Mays 8 Derek Brown DE Jr. 2L Bay City, Texas/Bay City 29 Bryce Callahan CB Sr. 3L Cypress, Texas/Cy Woods 23 Anthony Canady CB So. 1L Mesquite, Texas//Mesquite 55 Nico Carlson OL Sr. 3L Katy, Texas//Taylor 76 Drew Carroll OL Sr. 3L Abilene, Texas/Abilene 23 Jayson Carter RB Jr. SQ Houston, Texas/KIPP Houston 5 Justin Carter SAF So. RS Hoover, Ala./Spain Park 64 Ty Carter DS Fr. RS Houston, Texas/Mayde Creek 87 Connor Cella TE So. 1L Katy, Texas/Taylor 56 Christian Covington DT Jr. 1L Surrey, B.C./Vancouver College Prep 3 Jowan Davis RB So. 1L Sealy, Texas/Sealy 78 Brandon Dawkins OL So. 1L Dallas, Texas/Prestonwood Christian 39 Cameron Decell K/P So. SQ McKinney/Boyd 32 Darik Dillard RB So. 1L San Antonio, Texas/McArthur 46 Nick Elder LB Jr. 2L San Antonio, Texas/Central Catholic 6 Zach Espinosa SAF So. 2L Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park 48 Tanyan Farley DS Sr. 2L Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley 27 James Farrimond K/P Jr. 1L San Antonio, Texas/Churchill 25 Jaylon Finner SAF Sr. 3L Missouri City, Texas/Elkins 11 Garrett Fuhrman SAF Jr. 2L Lansing, Mich./Eastern 13 Nate German QB Fr. RS Cypress, Texas /Cy Woods 51 Peter Godber OL Fr. RS Toronto, Ontario, Canada/St Andrews 72 Ian Gray OL Jr. 2L Pearland, Texas/Pearland 49 D.J. Green LB Fr. RS Mesquite, Texas/Horn 18 Brandon Hamilton RB So. 1L Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove 93 Parker Hanusa DE Fr. HS Austin, Texas/Westwood 58 Cody Henessee DT So. 1L Denton, Texas/Guyer 2 Malcolm Hill SAF Sr. 3L Plano, Texas/Frisco Liberty 1 Mario Hull WR Sr. 2L Altair, Texas/Rice Consolidated 82 Cole Hunt TE Fr. RS El Campo, Texas / El Campo 5 Driphus Jackson QB Jr. 2L Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill 97 Collin Johnson DE Fr. RS Henderson, Nev./Coronado 98 Connor Johnson DE Fr. RS Henderson, Nev./Coronado 48 Adrian Jones SAF So. RS Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield 45 Trevor Jones DE Sr. 1L Prosper, Texas/Prosper 96 Dylan Klare DL Sr. 3L Refugio, Texas/Refugio 7 Taylor Knopf K Fr. RS Boerne, Texas/Boerne 33 Austin Laudenslager SAF Jr. SQ McKinney, Texas/North 19 Connor Leisz WR So. SQ Houston, Texas/Episcopal 69 Brad Luvender DT Fr. HS Sugarland, Texas/George Ranch 41 Alex Lyons LB So. 1L DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto 54 Trey Martin DL Fr. RS El Campo, Texas/El Campo 39 Paine Matiscik LB Fr. RS McKinney, Texas/Boyd 43 Tabari McGaskey LB So. 1L Dallas, Texas/Lincoln 86 Reid Mitchell TE So. RS Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson 92 Stuart Mouchantaf DL Sr. 2L Katy, Texas/Blinn JC 47 Brian Nordstrom DE Jr. 1L The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands 4 Dennis Parks WR Jr. 2L Converse, Texas/Judson 18 Zach Patt DE Sr. 3L Honey Grove, Texas/Honey Grove 71 Connor Patterson OL So. SQ Tomball, Texas/Tomball 80 Grant Peterson DE Jr. SQ Austin, Texas/Westwood 36

38 RICE OWLS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN, Texas/HS, JC or COLLEGE 73 John Poehlmann OL JR SQ Brenham, Texas/Brenham 38 Darrion Pollard WR So. 1L Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer 22 Ryan Pollard CB Jr. 1L Arlington, Texas/Air Force 95 Anthony Price K Fr. RS Marietta, Ga./Walton 10 James Radcliffe LB Sr. 3L Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch 30 Josh Rahman LB Fr. RS Missouri City, Texas/Ft. Bend Austin 77 Andrew Reue OL Jr. 2L Austin, Texas /St. Michaels Academy 94 Graysen Schantz DE Fr. RS Hickory Creek/Lake Dallas 60 Matt Simonett OL Sr. 2L Bellaire, Texas/Bellaire 17 Parker Smith WR Fr. HS Richmond, Texas/Travis 52 Spencer Stanley OL So. 1L Ft. Worth, Texas/Trinity Valley 10 Tyler Stehling QB So. SQ Spring, Texas/Klein 15 Jordan Taylor WR Sr. 3L Denison, Texas/Denison 28 Cole Thomas SAF Fr. RS Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch 70 Kenneth Thompson OL Fr. RS Houston, Texas/Langham Creek 6 Carter Tomsu QB Fr. RS Austin, Texas/St. Andrews 2 Ryan Traufller RB Fr. RS The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands 35 Luke Turner RB Jr. 2L Gilmer, Texas/Gilmer 21 Nick Uretsky LB Fr. RS San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights 12 Michael Warren CB So. 1L Frankston, Texas/Frankston 50 Chandler Watkins LB So. 1L Southlake, Texas/Keller 88 Robby Wells TE So. 1L Katy, Texas/Taylor 7 Julius White SAF Sr. 3L Sugarland, Texas/Kempner 74 Caleb Williams OL Jr. 2L Thompsons, Texas/Terry 99 Ross Winship DL Jr. 2L The Woodlands, Texas /Klein 44 Brian Womac DE Fr. RS Houston, Texas/Memorial 9 Zach Wright WR So. RS The Woodlands, Texas/College Park 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Calvin Anderson OL Fr. Austin, Texas/Westlake V.J. Banks SAF Fr. Bryan, Texas/Bryan Jorian Clark CB Fr. Mesquite, Texas/Horn Emmanuel Ellerbee LB Fr. Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit Preston Gordon DL Fr. McKinney, Texas/Frisco Heritage J.T. Ibe SAF Fr. Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Jeremy Jones QB Fr. San Antonio, Texas/East Central Cory Klingler OL Fr. Alvin, Texas/New Caney Trevor Long WR Fr. East Bernard, Texas/East Bernard James Mayden WR Fr. Rowlett, Texas/Sachse Martin Nwakamma LB Fr. Leander, Texas/Leander Sam Pierce OL Fr. Cypress, Texas/St. Pius X Hunter Ponder OL Fr. Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Samuel Stewart RB Fr. Cypress, Texas/Cy Woods Aston Walter ATH Fr. Crosby, Texas/Crosby Austin Walter RB Fr. Crosby, Texas/Crosby Destri White ATH Fr. Mesquite, Texas/Horn Brady Wright DE Fr. Cypress, Texas/Cy-Fair Lance Wright WR Fr. Fairbanks, Ala./North Pole 37

39 QUICK FACTS 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES Location Hattiesburg, Miss. Founded 1910 Enrollment 16,604 Nickname Golden Eagles Colors Black and Gold Conference Conference USA President Dr. Rodney Bennett Athletics Director Bill McGillis Stadium Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium (36,000) Surface Matrix FOOTBALL STAFF Todd Monken (Knox College, 89) Monken s Southern Miss Record Monken s Overall Record Head Coach, 2nd Year 1-11 (.083), 1 year 1-11 (.083), 1 year Asst. Head Coach/Player Personnel: Steve Buckley (Southern Miss, 85) Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: David Duggan (New Hampshire, 86) Off. Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Chip Lindsey (Alabama, 97) Special Teams Coor./Inside Receivers: John Wozniak (Knox College, 99) Defensive Line: Derrick LeBlanc (Northwestern State, 97) Offensive Line: Luke Meadows (South Dakota State, 99) Cornerbacks: Lytrel Pollard (Southern Miss, 98) Running Backs: John Simon (Louisiana Tech, 03) Safeties: Pete Golding (Delta State, 05) Director of Football Operations: John Carr (Louisiana Tech, 96) Director of High School Relations: Dayne Brown (Morehead State, 96) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone 601/ Fax 601/ MEDIA INFORMATION Assistant A.D. Jack Duggan Office Phone 601/ Cell Phone 601/ Fax 601/ Website Press Box Phone 601/ Facebook Southern Miss Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 13 (Thu.) Nov SCHEDULE at Mississippi State ALCORN STATE at Alabama APPALACHIAN STATE RICE at Middle Tennessee at North Texas LOUISIANA TECH at UTEP MARSHALL at UTSA UAB Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (1-11, 1-7 C-USA) A31 TEXAS STATE L S7 at Nebraska L S14 at Arkansas L S28 at Boise State L O5 FIU L O19 at East Carolina L O26 NORTH TEXAS L N2 at Marshall L N9 at Louisiana Tech L N16 FLORIDA ATLANTIC L N23 MIDDLE TENNESSEE L N30 at UAB W Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE GOLDEN EAGLES Southern Miss coach Todd Monken returns for his second season at the helm of the program. In his initial campaign in Hattiesburg, the former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator coached a young group that listed as many as 14 freshmen and sophomores among the 22 starters on offense and defense by the end of last season. Freshman QB Nick Mullens threw a school-record-tying five touchdown passes and ran for another score on the strength of a seasonhigh 370 yards passing in last year s season finale. His passing yardage total was the seventh-most in a game by a Golden Eagle. After posting 1,776 passing yards and 13 touchdowns after taking over as the starter in October, Mullens is one eight returning starters on offense in The Golden Eagles return their top two receivers from a season ago, Tyre oune Holmes (53 catches, 410 yards) and Markese Triplett (33 catches, 558 yards), and their second leading rusher, Jalen Richard (85 carries, 324 yards). The Golden Eagles will get two key players back on defense after they were injured early in the year in Rakeem Nunez-Roches, a 2013 preseason All-Conference USA pick, was lost in the second game of the year at Nebraska, while Alan Howze got hurt at Boise State in the fourth game of the year. Southern Miss looks to return eight starters on defense this season. Southern Miss finished last fall with a victory, scoring 62 points at UAB, including 49 points in the second half. It was the most points scored in a game by the Golden Eagles since posting 63 at Navy during the 2011 campaign. 38

40 SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Kendrick Hardy Jalen Richard George Payne TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Spread Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 1-11/T 5th (East) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 58/24 Starters Returning 21 (8 off./8 def./5 spec.) Starters Lost 6 (3 off./3 def/0 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 8/3 Defensive Returning/Lost: 8/3 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 4/0 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING QB Nick Mullens RB Jalen Richard WR Tyre oune Holmes WR Markese Triplett LT Rashod Hill LG Taylor Peterson RG Fredrick Moore RT Cameron Tom DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DE Michael Smith DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT Dylan Bradley LB Terrick Wright LB Alan Howze LB Debarriaus Miller FS Emmanuel Johnson SS Kelsey Douglas SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Corey Acosta P Tyler Sarrazin KR/PR Emmanuel Johnson DS Lance Schuffert KEY LOSSES WR Dominique Sullivan OL Ed Preston DT Octavius Thomas DT Khyri Thornton DB Jerrion Johnson CB Alexander Walters Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Nick Mullens Allan Bridgford TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Tyre oune Holmes Markese Triplett Tyre Bracken TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Corey Acosta TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Tyler Sarrazin TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total DeBarriaus Miller Terrick Wright Kelsey Douglas Emmanuel Johnson Dylan Bradley TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Kelsey Douglas DeBarriaus Miller TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category Southern Miss Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 27:17 32:43 39

41 SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 12 Jarell Aaron WR So. SQ Poplarville, Miss./Poplarville 19 Justin Abston DB So. 1L Mobile, Ala./Davidson 25 Corey Acosta PK Sr. 3L Memphis, Tenn./Christian Brothers 2 Parker Adamson QB Fr. RS Oxford, Miss./Oxford 71 Randal Agee OL Jr. 1L Terrytown, La./Jesuit 18 Keelan Anderson DB Sr. 1L New Orleans, La./John Ehret 7 Jomez Applewhite DB Fr. RS Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield 75 Oliver Bates OL So. 1L Tylertown, Miss./Tylertown 47 Nic Bekkers DL Sr. 1L Perry, Ga./Westfield 14 Matthew Bergeron QB So. SQ Mandeville, La./Mandeville/Lamar 17 David Bertucci LB Jr. 2L Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport 29 Melvin Boykin DB Fr. SQ Mobile, Ala./Williamson 94 Dylan Bradley DL So. RS Macon, Miss./Noxubee County 87 Shawn Brickley WR So. SQ Slidell, La./Salmen 76 Michael Brinson OL Jr. 1L Flowood, Miss./University Christian School 21 Rekeem Brumfield DB Fr. SQ St. Francisville, La./West Feliciana 92 Nicholas Carlis DL Fr. SQ Mobile, Ala./Faith Academy 31 Jacob Carmouche RB Jr. TR Arnaudville, La./Beau Chene/Miss Gulf Coast CC 64 Chaz Cavignac OL Jr. 1L Slidell, La./Northshore 2 Trae Collins DB Fr. RS Columbus, Miss./New Hope 81 Chad Cook WR So. TR Long Beach, Miss./Long Beach/Pearl River CC 28 Jacorius Cotton DB Sr. 2L LaGrange, Ga./Troup County 15 James Cox WR So. 1L Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge 90 Rod Crayton DL Fr. RS Dadeville, Ala./Dadeville 23 Casey D Angelo DL Sr. SQ Madisonville, La./St. Paul s/miss. College 6 Kelsey Douglas DB So. 1L Missouri City, Texas/Hightower 54 Lelland Ducksworth LB So. 2L Hattiesburg, Miss./North Forrest 68 Brandon Farmer OL So. 1L Gulfport, Miss./Harrison Central 78 Devin Farrior OL Fr. 1L Waynesboro, Miss./Wayne County 86 Dillon Fedora WR Jr. SQ Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove/Oklahoma St. 24 C.J. Felix DB Sr. 1L Gulfport, Miss./MGCCC/West Harrison 46 Wil Freeman DL Jr. 2L Flowood, Miss./Northwest Rankin 48 Darrion Goudy RB Sr. SQ Meridian, Miss./Southeast Lauderdale 21 Johntre Goudy RB So. 1L Meridian, Miss./Southeast Lauderdale 69 Wesley Haas OL Jr. TR Kiln, Miss./St. Stanislaus/Pearl River CC 83 Cooper Harrington WR Jr. 1L Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian 74 Jerry Harris OL Fr. RS Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown 73 Rashod Hill OL Jr. 2L Jacksonville, Fla./Ed White 1 Tyre oune Holmes WR So. 1L Tylertown, Miss./Tylertown 15 Demarius Howard WR Jr. JC Calhoun City, Miss./Calhoun City/Itawamba CC 37 Alan Howze LB Sr. 4L Ocean Springs, Miss./Ocean Springs 12 Emmanuel Johnson DB Sr. 3L McKenzie, Ala./McKenzie 8 Urell Johnson DB Sr. 1L New Orleans, La./O. Perry Walker/Texas Tech 51 Vohn Keith DL Fr. RS Mobile, Ala./Faith Academy 57 Illiad Kelly DL Jr. TR Terry, Miss./Raymond/Southwest Miss. CC 42 Ta Dren Kennedy LB Sr. 2L Hattiesburg, Miss./Hattiesburg 22 Branton Lee RB Fr. RS Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian 84 Max Mason TE Jr. 2L Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb 38 Jerry McCorvey DL So. 1L Vancleave, Miss./Vancleave 45 Dasman McCullum DL Sr. 3L Laurel, Miss./West Jones 26 DeBarriaus Miller DB Jr. 2L Fort Valley, Ga./Peach County 63 Fred Moore OL Sr. 1L Heidelberg, Miss./Jones County JC 33 Matthew Moseley P Jr. 1L Franklin, Tenn./Franklin/Tenn. St. 9 Nick Mullens QB So. 1L Hoover, Ala./Spain Park 13 Picasso Nelson DB Fr. HS Mendenhall, Miss./Oak Grove 28 Kewin Nielsen PK Jr. 1L Biloxi, Miss./Mt. Union/Biloxi 40

42 SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 61 Bradley Nugent OL Jr. SQ Pell Lake, Wis./Badger 97 Rakeem Nunez-Roches DL Jr. 3L Phenix City, Ala./Central 34 Evan Osborne DB So. 1L Pearl, Miss./Pearl 17 Lorenzo Patrick WR Sr. SQ Sebastopol, Miss./Sebastopol 24 George Payne RB So. 1L Mobile, Ala./St. Luke s Episcopal 35 Justin Penn LB Sr. 3L Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield 40 C.J. Perry LB So. 1L Bessemer, Ala./Bessemer Academy 79 Taylor Peterson OL Sr. 3L Auburn, Ala./Auburn 85 Ja Boree Poole DL So. 1L Brookhaven, Miss./Brookhaven 11 Kalan Reed DB Jr. 2L Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian 6 Marquise Ricard WR So. 1L Baton Rouge, La./Southern Lab 30 Jalen Richard RB Jr. 2L Alexandria, La./Peabody Magnet 9 Draper Riley DL Fr. RS Harvey, La./West Jefferson 36 Brandon Roberts PK So. TR Daphne, Ala. / Delta State/Daphne 67 Christopher Robinson DL Fr. RS Shreveport, La./Woodlawn 82 Tyler Sarrazin K/P So. 1L Geismar, La./Dutchtown 50 Lance Schuffert DS Jr. 2L Prattville, Ala./Prattville 80 Donovan Smith WR Jr. TR Ocean Springs, Miss./Ocean Springs/MGCCC 91 Michael Smith DL Jr. 2L Birmingham, Ala./Wenonah 95 Quentin Smith DL Fr. RS Clinton, Miss./Clinton 7 Kyle Sloter TE So. 1L Johns Creek, Ga./Mt. Pisgah Christian 32 Xavier Thigpen DL Fr. RS Soso, Miss./West Jones 5 D.J. Thompson WR So. 1L Pearl, Miss./Pearl 70 Cameron Tom OL So. 1L Baton Rouge, La./Catholic 23 Markese Triplett WR Sr. 3L Louisville, Miss./Louisville 43 Marcus Turner DB So. 1L McCalla, Ala./McAdory 41 Antrion Walker LB Jr. TR Ferriday, La./Ferriday/Southeastern La. 85 Tyler Walker WR Fr. SQ Baker, La./Zachary 11 Cole Weeks QB Sr. 1L Freeport, Fla./Freeport 27 Delvin Welch RB Sr. 1L Baton Rouge, La./Miss. College/Southern Lab 20 Ed Wilkins DB Jr. 2L McDonough, Ga./Union Grove 49 Adam Williams DL Sr. 1L Tunica, Miss./Coahoma CC 27 Kevin Williams, Jr. DB Fr. RS Frisco, Texas/Wakeland 14 Terrick Wright LB Jr. 2L Gadsden, Ala./Gadsden City 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Quade Alexander DB Fr. Florence, Ala./Florence Cornell Armstrong DB Fr. Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield Thomas Collins OL So. Jackson, Miss./Hinds CC Daythan Davis H-Back Fr. Cresson, Texas/Aledo Matthew Davis DE Fr. Batesville, Miss./South Panola Walden Davis III DB Fr. Suwannee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge Jon Michael Edwards DE Fr. Montgomery, Ala./Carver Kyle Foster WR So. Ann Arbor, Mich./Dodge City (Kan.) CC Aaron Harris LB Fr. Norcross, Ga./Peachtree Ridge Xavier Marion DB Fr. Ridgeland, Miss./Ridgeland Hayden McMahan OL Fr. Wilmer, Ala./Faith Academy Curtis Mikell ATH Fr. Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield Jordan Mitchell ATH Fr. Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove Picasso Nelson Jr. DB Fr. Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove Norman Price OL Jr. Vicksburg, Miss./Hinds CC Gunner Roach QB Fr. Mobile, Ala./UMS-Wright Prep Korey Robertson WR Fr. Greenwood, Miss./Greenwood Jeremy Sangster LB Fr. Louisville, Miss./Louisville Ito Smith RB Fr. Semmes, Ala./McGill-Toolen Catholic Michael Thomas WR So. Chicago, Ill./Dodge City (Kan.) CC Jayshawn Washington H-Back Fr. Marrero, La./John Ehret J.T. Williams DT Fr. Denton, Texas/Ryan Darian Yancey LB Fr. Auburn, Ala./Auburn 41

43 QUICK FACTS Location Birmingham, Ala. Founded 1969 Enrollment 17,999 Nickname Blazers Colors Forest Green and Old Gold Conference Conference USA President Dr. Ray L. Watts Athletics Director Brian Mackin Stadium Legion Field (72,000) Surface SureTurf FOOTBALL STAFF Bill Clark (Jacksonville State, 90) Clark s UAB Record Clark s Overall Record 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS UAB BLAZERS Head Coach, 1st year 0-0 (.000), 1st year 11-4 (.733), 1 year Offensive Coordinator: Bryant Vincent (West Alabama, 98) Defensive Coordinator: Duwan Walker (Troy, 96) Asst. Head Coach/Running Backs: Jody Wright (Jacksonville State, 05) Offensive Line: Mike Bennefield (Alabama, 93) Inside Linebackers: Chuck Dunn (Troy, 97) Tight Ends: Richard Owens (Louisville, 03) Defensive Line: David Reeves (Athens State. 91) Outside Linebackers/Special Teams: Daric Riley (Charleston Southern, 99) Wide Receivers: Cornelius Williams (Troy, 10) Strength and Conditioning: Zac Woodfin (UAB, 05) Director of Operations: Tyler Cook (South Alabama, 09) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Associate A.D./Football SID Norm Reilly Office Phone 205/ Cell Phone 205/ Fax 205/ Website Press Box Phone 205/ Facebook Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Nov SCHEDULE TROY at Mississippi State ALABAMA A&M FIU at WKU NORTH TEXAS at Middle Tennessee at Arkansas at Florida Atlantic LOUISIANA TECH MARSHALL at Southern Miss Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (2-10, 1-7 C-USA) A31 at Troy L (OT) S7 at LSU L S21 NORTHWESTERN STATE W S28 at Vanderbilt L O5 FLORIDA ATLANTIC L O12 at FIU W O26 at UTSA L N2 MIDDLE TENNESSEE L N9 at Marshall L N16 at East Carolina L N21 RICE L (OT) N30 SOUTHERN MISS L Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE BLAZERS Bill Clark will take over as the Blazers head coach after a recordbreaking season at Jacksonville State. Clark led the Gamecocks to an 11-4 record last season, their most victories since 1992 when JSU won the NCAA Division II National Championship. JSU earned an at-large berth in the FCS Playoffs and captured two victories. When UAB takes the field this fall, the Blazers will have a large group of returning letterwinners and starters from last season. Heading into spring practice, UAB lists 20 returning letterwinners on offense, 24 on defense and three specialists. The Blazers have eight returning starters on offense and defense, plus both their placekicker (Ty Long) and their punter (Hunter Mullins). Senior WR Jamarcus Nelson registered four 100-yard receiving games during the 2013 season and also caught a pair of touchdown passes. Nelson averaged 20.1 yards per reception for the season as he caught 42 passes for 846 yards and eight TD catches in 10 games. Running back Jordan Howard is coming off an outstanding true freshman season for the Blazers. He rushed for 881 yards and a pair of touchdowns while averaging a team-best 6.1 yards per attempt. Howard ranked second nationally among FBS freshmen in rushing yards. He was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team following the season. Ty Long, a preseason Groza Award candidate last season, is quickly moving up the charts in the UAB record book. He finished 2013 with 16 field goals and made three kicks from beyond 50 yards. Long is third on UAB s career list for field goals with 46 and needs just 12 to become the Blazers all-time leader. He is also No. 3 among kickers in scoring on the UAB charts with 236 points. That number is fourth overall in scoring for the Blazers. 42

44 UAB BLAZERS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Darrin Reaves Jordan Howard Jonathan Perry TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Multiple Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 1-7/T5th (East) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 47/20 Starters Returning 20 (8 off./8 def./4 spec.) Starters Lost 6 (3 off./3 def/0 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 8/3 Defensive Returning/Lost: 8/3 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 4/0 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING RB Jordan Howard WR Jamarcus Nelson WR Jamari Staples OL Roscoe Byrd OL Brian O Leary OL Victor Salako TE Kennard Backman TE Tristan Henderson DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DE Chris Rabb DE Diaheem Watkins LB Derek Slaughter LB Jake Ganus CB Lamarcus Farmer SS Jordan Petty CB Jimmy Jean DB Kelton Brackett SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Ty Long P Hunter Mullins KR Jimmy Jean LS Dallas Noriega KEY LOSSES QB Jonathan Perry RB Darrin Reaves OT Kaycee Ike C Billy Autrey DT Deric Scott LB Patrick Bastien FS Greg Franklin Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Austin Brown Jonathan Perry TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Jamarcus Nelson Jamari Staples Darrin Reaves Kennard Backman TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Ty Long TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Hunter Mullins TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Jake Ganus Jordan Petty D.J. White Vashon Landers Diaheem Watkins TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Jimmy Jean Lamarcus Farmer TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category UAB Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 30:36 29:24 43

45 UAB BLAZERS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 83 Perry Able SN R-Fr. RS Columbia, S.C./Newberry County 20 Dequindre Adams WR Jr. 2L Columbus, Ga./Carver 16 Ervin Alston LB So. 1L Jacksonville, Fla./Fleming Island 39 Colin Anderson PK Jr. SQ Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 33 Ja Won Arrington RB Jr. SQ Birmingham, Ala./Alabama A&M 86 Kennard Backman TE Sr. 3L Austell, Ga./Whitefield Academy 71 Cameron Blankenship OL Jr. 2L Alexander City, Ala./Benjamin Russell 21 Kelton Brackett CB Jr. 2L Mobile, Ala./Blount 16 Jeremiah Briscoe QB R-Fr. RS Houston, Texas/Stratford 19 Devon Brown CB So. 1L Hoover, Ala./Spain Park 56 Roscoe Byrd OL Jr. 2L Albany, Ga./Albany 28 James Caligone CB R-Fr. RS Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington 25 Destin Challenger LB Jr. 2L Hoover, Ala./Spain Park 5 Cody Clements QB Jr. JC Whittier, Calif./Cerritos College 27 Jalen Coleman LB R-Fr. RS Daphne, Ala./Daphne 23 Tevin Crews SAM Jr. 2L Brent, Ala./Bibb County 98 Uneik Crumbley DL Jr. 1L Americus, Ga./Americus-Sumter 8 Jay Davis SAF Sr. 3L Lilburn, Ga./Parkview 15 Kingsley Ejike DL R-Fr. RS Covington, Ga./Newton 3 Lamarcus Farmer CB Jr. 2L Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech 31 Brandon Fuller LB R-Fr. RS Birmingham, Ala./Clay-Chalkville 4 Jake Ganus LB Jr. 2L Birmingham, Ala./Chelsea 45 Neal Gray TE So. SQ Chelsea. Ala./Chelsea 4 J.J. Green WR So. 1L Florence, Ala./Florence 18 Trey Grissett JACK Jr. 2L Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County 8 Nyiakki Height WR Jr. 2L Marietta, Ga./Osborne 88 Tristan Henderson TE Sr. 1L Los Alamitos, Calif./Cerritos College 7 Jordan Howard RB So. 1L Gardendale, Ala./Gardendale 93 Parrish Huddleston DL So. SQ Dorsey, Miss./Northeast Mississippi CC 3 Maudrecus Humphrey WR Sr. TR Hoover, Ala./Arkansas 30 Jamal Hundley CB Jr. SQ Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville 64 Vincent Hunter OL R-Fr. RS Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven 5 Kalen Jackson SAF Jr. JC Magee, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln CC 6 Nick Jackson SAF So. 1L Birmingham, Ala./Wenonah 7 Jimmy Jean CB Sr. 1L Pompano Beach, Fla./Arkansas Baptist 11 Calvin Jones SAF Sr. 2L Petal, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln JC 36 Kyle Lestrange TE R-Fr. RS Alpharetta, Ga./Milton 42 Shaq Jones LB Jr. 2L Lanett, Ala./Lanett 2 Ty Long PK Sr. 3L Roswell, Ga./Roswell 24 Tajh Lowe SAF R-Fr. RS Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington 12 Greg Maclin SAF So. RS Tanner, Ala./Tanner 9 T.J. McCollum LB R-Fr. RS Birmingham, Ala./Clay-Chalkville 62 Carson Miller OL Jr. TR Poplarville, Miss./Pearl River CC 17 Mike Miller QB Jr. SQ West Palm Beach, Fla./The King s Academy 43 Robert Mondie DL Jr. TR Memphis, Tenn./Coahoma CC 55 Jontavious Morris DL Jr. 2L Albany, Ga./Albany 18 Rodney Morris TE R-Fr. RS Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta 36 Hunter Mullins P Sr. 2L Tallassee, Ala./Tallassee 70 Hayden Naumann OL Jr. 2L Decatur, Ala./Decatur 1 Jamarcus Nelson WR Sr. 3L Midfield, Ala./Midfield 58 Dallas Noriega SN Sr. 1L Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale JC 76 Brian O Leary OL Sr. 3L Venice, Fla./Venice 38 Scottie Peace SAF So. SQ Nashville, Tenn./Hunters Lane 17 Jordan Petty CB So. 1L Florence, Ala./Florence 80 Steve Pickren DE R-Fr. RS Pell City, Ala./Pell City 13 Darius Powell WR Jr. 2L Foley, Ala./Foley 44

46 UAB BLAZERS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 49 Chris Rabb DE Jr. 2L Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown 44 Mark Rawls LB R-Fr. RS Homewood, Ala./Homewood 29 Marcus Reaves RB So. TR Birmingham, Ala./Idaho State 32 Jordan Ricks LB So. SQ Birmingham, Ala./Wenonah 52 Shaquille Roberson DL Jr. 2L Camp Hill, Ala./Reeltown 40 John Robinson LB R-Fr. RS Birmingham, Ala./Hoover 77 Victor Salako OL So. 1L Huntsville, Ala./Grissom 33 Derek Slaughter LB Jr. 2L Pelham, Ala./Univ. of Nebraska 97 Josh Smith DL Jr. SQ Birmingham, Ala./Jackson Olin 12 Nolen Smith WR Sr. 3L Oneonta, Ala./Oneonta 2 Jamari Staples WR So. 1L Lineville, Ala./Central 65 Dominic Sylvester OL Jr. 1L Horseheads, N.Y./Alfred State College 59 Nick Terrell DL So. RS Pelham, Ala./Campbellsville Univ. 22 D.J. Vinson RB Sr. 1L Clay, Ala./Clay-Chalkville 90 Chris Walton DE Sr. 3L Atlanta, Ga./Grady 37 Shalin Waterford SAM Jr. 2L Harvest, Ala./Sparkman 46 Diaheem Watkins DE Sr. 3L Brent, Ala./Bibb County 50 Daron Wright DE Jr. 1L Atlanta, Ga./Grady 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Daniel Anousheh OL Jr. Lancaster, Calif./Antelope Valley College Bobby Baker DB Jr. Sherman Oaks, Calif./Pierce College Justin Brown OL Fr. Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy Desman Carter SAF So. Pomona, Calif./Riverside City College Cody Clements QB Jr. Whittier, Calif./Cerritos College Deontae Crumitie OL Fr. Lake City, Fla./Columbia Demarco Davis DB Fr. Atlanta, Ga./Booker T. Washington Kelepi Folau OL Jr. Concord, Calif./Diablo Valley CC Darvell Harris DB Jr. Chicago, Ill. (Dodge City Community College Parrish Huddleston DL Jr. Dorsey, Miss./Northeast Mississippi CC Kalen Jackson DB Jr. Magee, Miss./Copiah-Lincoln CC Ryan Krum OL Jr. El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont College Collin Lisa WR Fr. Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee Alonzo McGee LB Jr. Sumter, S.C./Georgia Military College Aeron McNeal RB Fr. Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach Carson Miller OL Jr. Poplarville, Miss./Pearl River CC Rolan Milligan DB So. Lake City, Fla./Reedley College Robert Mondie DL Jr. Memphis, Tenn./Coahoma CC Evan Orth QB Fr. Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher Quincy Perdue WR Fr. Marietta, Ga./Lassiter Joseph Roberts DL Fr. Trussville, Ala./Trussville Kelvin Shelton OL So. Moreno Valley, Calif./Mt. San Jacinto College Taz Wilson QB Fr. Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee 45

47 QUICK FACTS Location El Paso, Texas Founded 1914 Enrollment 22,749 Nickname Miners Colors Dark Blue, Orange, Silver Accent Conference Conference USA President Dr. Diana Natalicio Athletics Director Bob Stull Stadium Sun Bowl (51,500) Surface Matrix 46 FOOTBALL STAFF Sean Kugler (UTEP 89) Kugler s UTEP Record Kugler s Overall Record 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS UTEP MINERS Head Coach, 2nd year 2-10 (.167), 1 year 2-10 (.167), 1 year Defensive Coordinator: Scott Stoker (Northwestern State, 89) Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Patrick Higgins (William Penn, 86) Assistant Head Coach/Off. Line: Spencer Leftwich (Stephen F. Austin, 88) Defensive Line: Andrew Browning (Boise State, 07) Speed, Strength and Conditioning: Kirk Davis (Akron, 98) Defensive Backs/Recruiting Coordinator: Gabe Franklin (Boise State, 04) Tight Ends Coach/Special Teams Coordinator: Brian Natkin (UTEP, 03) Asst. Special Teams/Nickelbacks/Safeties: Robert Rodriguez (UTEP, 04) Wide Receivers: Todd Whitten (Stephen F. Austin, 87) Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations: Nate Poss (Rice, 78) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION SID Denise Mata Office Phone 915/ Cell Phone 915/ Fax 915/ Website Press Box Phone 915/ Facebook UTEP Football Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 (Fri.) Nov SCHEDULE at New Mexico TEXAS TECH NEW MEXICO STATE at Kansas State at Louisiana Tech OLD DOMINION at UTSA SOUTHERN MISS at WKU NORTH TEXAS at Rice MIDDLE TENNESSEE Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (2-10, 1-7 C-USA) S7 NEW MEXICO L (OT) S14 at New Mexico State W S21 UTSA L S28 at Colorado State L O5 LOUISIANA TECH L O12 TULSA L O26 at Rice L N2 at (12) Texas A&M L N9 at North Texas L N16 FIU W N23 at Tulane L N30 at Middle Tennessee L Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE MINERS The Miners will return senior Nathan Jeffery and sophomore Aaron Jones to the backfield. Both tailbacks were set back by injuries during the 2013 season but produced solid numbers when they were healthy. Jeffery, a downhill style bruising running back, gained 532 yards on 133 attempts (4.0 avg.) and five touchdowns (six total) in 10 games. Jones, a side-to-side speedy running back, received Third Team Freshman All-American honors from Athlon s after ranking fifth among all FBS freshmen with 811 rushing yards in nine games. Senior quarterback Jameill Showers had his 2013 season cut short due to an injury. He played in seven games, producing 15 touchdowns (11 passing, four rushing), 1,263 yards and only four interceptions on 188 attempts. Included was a 365-yard, five touchdown performance against Colorado State. Before his injury, Showers was ranked tied for 28th in the nation in points responsible for (92) and had a passing efficiency rating of Junior KR Autrey Golden is tied for second among active FBS players with four kickoff returns for touchdowns and his 28.1 career kickoff return average is ranked ninth among current players. He returned 28 kicks for 774 yards (27.6) and two touchdowns in Golden s average ranked 10th nationally and ranked tied second for touchdown returns. The UTEP defense had a few bright spots during the 2013 season, namely two freshmen defensive backs in Devin Cockrell and Dashone Smith. Cockrell led the Miners with 76 tackles (46 solo, 30 assists) and ranked 18th in Conference USA, while Smith totaled 69 stops (37 solo, 32 assists) which ranked 23rd in the league. Smith had two interceptions, while Cockrell had one. 46

48 UTEP MINERS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Aaron Jones Nathan Jeffery TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Pro Style Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 1-7/7th (West) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 44/22 Starters Returning 19 (8 off./7 def./4 spec.) Starters Lost 8 (3 off./4 def/1 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 8/3 Defensive Returning/Lost: 7/4 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 4/1 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING QB Jameill Showers RB Aaron Jones RB Darrin Laufasa WR Jordan Leslie WR Ian Hamilton LG Jerel Watkins C Paulo Melendez RG Kyle Brown TE Eric Tomlinson DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DL Roy Robertson-Harris LB Anthony Puente CB Adrian James DB Ishmael Harrison DB Wes Miller FS Devin Cockrell WS Dashone Smith SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Jay Mattox P Mike Ruggles KR Autrey Golden DS Nick Dooley KEY LOSSES LT Brander Craighead RT Mike Amdall DT Germard Reed DT Marcus Bagley DE James Davidson LB Horace Miller Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Jamiell Showers Mack Leftwich TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Jordan Leslie Eric Tomlinson Ian Hamilton Devin Patterson TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Jay Mattox TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Mike Ruggles TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Devin Cockrell Dashone Smith Anthony Puente James Davidson Horace Miller TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Dashone Smith Devin Cockrell TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category UTEP Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 32:26 27:34 47

49 UTEP MINERS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 4 Anthony Ashley DB So. TR Fort Worth, Texas/Texas College 83 Tyler Batson WR Fr. HS Spring, Texas/Westfield 61 Jacob Bejarano DT Jr. SQ El Paso, Texas/New Mexico Military Institute 23 Josh Bell RB Sr. 2L Sugar Land, Texas/Kempner 63 Gino Bresolin DL So. 1L Redmond, Washington/Eastlake 40 Cooper Brock DL Sr. 2L Copperas Cove, Texas/Copperas Cove 62 Kyle Brown OL Sr. 3L Conroe, Texas/Conroe 35 Trey Brown LB Jr. 2L Brownwood, Texas/Lancaster 9 Kevin Carreon DB Fr. HS El Paso, Texas/Riverside 49 Daniel Carrillo DB So. SQ El Paso, Texas/El Paso 90 Maurice Chavis DL Sr. 1L Tucson, Ariz./Sabino/Pima CC 27 Devin Cockrell DB So. 1L Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial 98 Eddie Custard DL Jr. TR Faunsdale, Ala./Amelia Love Johnson/Alabama 91 Vince Czerniewski DL Jr. SQ Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny/Duquesne 70 Jerome Daniels OL So. 1L Little Elm, Texas/Little Elm 74 John De La Rosa OL SO. sq Bay City, Texas/Bay City 64 Nick Dooley LS Jr. 2L Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale Christian Academy 32 LaQuintus Dowell DB Jr. 2L Humble, Texas/Humble 12 Romeo Drennan DB Fr. HS El Paso, Texas/Americas 52 Dewan Edmonson DL Fr. RS Manvel, Texas/Manvel 75 Derek Elmendorff OL Fr. RS El Paso, Texas/Franklin 22 Jameel Erving DB Sr. 1L Fontana, Calif./Summit HS/Riverside CC 54 Silas Firstley DL So. 1L Mesquite, Texas/Poteet 18 Katrae Ford TE Sr. 3L Houston, Texas/Westfield 44 Cooper Foster LB So. 1L Cedar Park, Texas/Vista Ridge 84 Cole Freytag WR So. RS El Paso, Texas/Coronado 80 Jacob Garcia WR Sr. SQ El Paso, Texas/Riverside 7 Nick Gathrite DB Sr. 1L Riverside, Calif./Arlington/Riverside CC 8 Autrey Golden RB Jr. 2L Willis, Texas/Willis 14 Ian Hamilton WR Sr. 2L Pasadena, Calif./St. Francis/Pasadena City College 67 Christian Harper OL So. 1L Galena Park, Texas/North Shore 2 Ishmael Harrison DB Jr. 2L Red Oak, Texas/Red Oak 5 Leon Hayes DB So. 1L Las Vegas, Nev./Desert Pines 93 Matthew Heard LB Jr. TR El Paso, Texas/Andress/NM State 76 Will Hernandez OL Fr. RS Las Vegas, Nev./Chaparral 1 Adrian James DB Sr. 3L Dallas, Texas/Skyline 25 Nathan Jeffery RB Sr. 3L Caddo Mills, Texas/Caddo Mills 29 Aaron Jones RB So. 1L El Paso, Texas/Burges 16 Alvin Jones LB Fr. RS El Paso, Texas/Burges 30 Darrin Laufasa RB So. 1L Bothell, Wash./Bothell 15 Jeremiah Laufasa RB Jr. TR Bothell, Wash./Washington State 60 Eric Lee OL Jr. TR Riverside, Calif./Rancho Verde/Riverside City College 16 Mack Leftwich QB So. 1L Wexford, Penn./North Allegheny 53 DeAndre Little LB Sr. 3L Ft. Huachuca, Ariz./Buena 48 Ranique Lovett RB Fr. RS El Paso, Texas/Irvin 97 Brian Madunezim DL So. SQ Houston, Texas/Nimitz 45 Jacob Martinez RB So. SQ El Paso, Texas/Cathedral 56 Dominic Matson DL Jr. SQ San Antonio, Texas/Warren 47 Jay Mattox K/P So. 1L Las Vegas, Nev./Las Vegas 59 Paulo Melendez OL Sr. 2L El Paso, Texas/Horizon 12 Ryan Metz QB Fr. HS El Paso, Texas/Andress 13 Wesley Miller DB Sr. 3L Fresno, Calif./San Joaquin Memorial 33 Lawrence Montegut LB Fr. HS La Marque, Texas/La Marque 6 Brandon Moss WR So. 1L El Paso, Texas/Chapin 10 Jimmy Musgrave LB Jr. TR Victorville, Calif./Victor Valley College 81 Sterling Napier TE Fr. HS Rio Rancho, N.M./Cleveland 48

50 UTEP MINERS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 66 Daniel Pena DL So. TR El Paso, Texas/Eastern New Mexico 34 Anthony Puente LB Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/Marshall 71 Erik Ramirez OL Fr. RS El Paso, Texas/Del Valle 26 Da Carlos Renfro DB Jr. 1L Orange, Texas/West Orange-Stark 95 Devante Richardson DL So. SQ Fort Worth, Texas/Juan Seguin 3 Traun Roberson DB Sr. 1L DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto 43 Roy Robertson-Harris DL Jr. 2L Grand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie 38 Natanael Rodriguez DB Jr. SQ EL Paso, Texas/Jefferson 89 Cole Rogers TE Fr. RS Dripping Springs, Texas/Dripping Springs 96 Mike Ruggles K/P So. 1L Lutz, Fla./Steinbrenner 10 Guillermo Serrano QB Jr. TR El Paso, Texas/North Texas 4 Jarrad Shaw WR Sr. TR Los Angeles, Calif./St. Bernard/El Camino JC 1 Jameill Showers QB Sr. 1L Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker/Texas A&M 86 Daniel Siller WR Jr. SQ Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico/Universidad de las Americas Puebla 68 Josh Silvas OL Jr. TR El Paso, Texas/New Mexico Military Institute 17 Garrett Simpson QB So. 1L The Colony, Texas/The Colony 21 Dashone Smith DB So. 1L Spring, Texas/Klein Oak 31 Robert Spencer DB Sr. 1L Tyler, Texas/John Tyler 37 Mikael Sroka K/P Fr. RS Argyle, Texas/Liberty Christian 22 Nathan Stukes WR Jr. SQ Anderson, S.C./Montwood 77 Chris Thomas OL So. TR Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster/Cisco College 73 Chris Thummel OL Fr. RS El Paso, Texas/Hanks 87 Eric Tomlinson TE Sr. 3L Klein, Texas/Klein 11 Malcolm Trail WR Sr. 3L Dallas, Texas/Life School Oak Cliff 36 Nick Usher DL So. 1L Los Angeles, Calif./Serra 92 Alex Villarreal DT Jr. TR Hidalgo, Texas/NE Oklahoma A&M 69 Jerel Watkins OL Sr. 3L Channelview, Texas/Channelview 9 Jaquan White WR So. SQ Dallas, Texas/Lancaster 19 Ricky Williams DB Fr. RS El Paso, Texas/Chapin 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Jerrod Brooks OT Fr. Dallas, Texas/Seagoville Mookie Carlile DB Fr. Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville Luke Elsner DE Fr. Seymour, Wis./Seymour Jason Fao NG Fr. Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly Stephen Forester DE Fr. Mesquite, Texas/Dallas Christian Derron Gatewood OG Fr. Odessa, Texas/Permian David Hamm RB Fr. Klein, Texas/Klein Treyvon Hughes RB Fr. Carrollton, Texas/Hebron Adrian Hynson DB Fr. Corpus Christi, Texas/Flour Bluff Chris Jones OC Fr. Corsicana, TexasCorsicana Nick Jones TE Jr. Buffalo, N.Y./Erie Community College Joseph Kraemer DE Fr. Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter Christopher Misaalefua OT Fr. Lindsay, Calif./Lindsay Jimmy Musgrave LB Jr. Victorville, Calif./Victor Valley College Sterling Napier TE Fr. Rio Ranch, N.M./Cleveland Nik Needham DB Fr. Buena Park, Calif./Buena Park Warren Redix WR Fr. El Paso, Texas/Montwood Eddie Sinegal WR Fr. El Paso, Texas/Andress Mike Sota DT Fr. Placenta, Calif./Valencia Sloan Spiller FB Fr. Katy, Texas/Katy Justen Tatum LB Fr. Dallas, Texas/First Baptist Academy Augie Touris DE Fr. Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius Alex Villarreal DT Jr. Hidalgo, Texas/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 49

51 QUICK FACTS Location San Antonio, Texas Founded 1969 Enrollment 28,234 Nickname Roadrunners Colors Navy blue, orange and white Conference Conference USA President Dr. Ricardo Romo Athletics Director Lynn Hickey Stadium Alamodome (65,000) Surface FieldTurf FOOTBALL STAFF Larry Coker (Northeastern State 70) Coker s UTSA Record Coker s Overall Record 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS UTSA ROADRUNNERS Head Coach, 3rd year (.545), 2 years (.742), 8 years Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Kevin Brown (TCU, 06) Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties: Perry Eliano (Stephen F. Austin, 00) Running Backs: Polo Gutierrez (New Mexico State, 09) Receivers: Tony Jeffery (Texas, 07) Offensive Linemen: Jim Marshall (Tennessee-Martin, 71) Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: Neal Neathery (Wheaton, 93) Cornerbacks: Jeff Popovich (Miami (Fla.), 00) Tight Ends: Charlie Reeve (Texas State, 04) Defensive Linemen: Eric Roark (SE Oklahoma State, 84) Graduate Assistant - defense: Matthew Kraft (Wabash, 10) Graduate Assistant - defense Benny Morrison (Drake, 11) Strength and Conditioning: Charlie Dudley Director of Operations: Shane Elder Operations Coordinator: Adam Cain FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax SPORTS INFORMATION Assistant AD/Football SID Kyle Stephens Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone Facebook UTSA Athletics Aug. 30 Sept. 4 (Thu.) Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 13 (Thu.) Nov. 22 Nov SCHEDULE at Houston ARIZONA at Oklahoma State Bye at Florida Atlantic NEW MEXICO FIU at Louisiana Tech UTEP Bye at Rice SOUTHERN MISS at WKU NORTH TEXAS Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (7-5, 6-2 C-USA) A31 at New Mexico W S7 OKLAHOMA STATE L S14 at Arizona L S21 at UTEP W S28 HOUSTON L O5 at Marshall L O12 RICE L O26 UAB W N2 at Tulsa W N9 TULANE W N23 at North Texas W N30 LOUISIANA TECH W Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE ROADRUNNERS The Roadrunners closed out the 2013 season with five straight victories, finishing in a tie for second place in the West Division at 6-2 in league play and 7-5 overall. In just its third season of football UTSA missed out on playing in the C-USA Championship by one victory (or a loss by Rice in its regular season finale) UTSA returns a nation-leading 39 seniors and a total of 21 starters this season (nine on offense, 10 on defense, a kicker and a punter). Second-Team All-Conference USA honorees Scott Inskeep (OG) and Triston Wade (S) are among the UTSA returnees. Also back is C-USA All-Freshman Team selection Codie Brooks (DE) and Second-Team Academic All-American Nate Leonard (C). Leonard is the only player to start all 34 games in program history. The Roadrunners will play their first-ever non-saturday game when they open their home slate on Thursday, Sept. 4 against Arizona in a nationally-televised contest. UTSA will also host Southern Miss in a Thursday night home tilt on Nov. 13. UTSA s average home attendance last season was 29,214 and that figure ranked second in C-USA. The Roadrunners, who began play in 2011, have averaged 31,320 fans in their 18 all-time home contests. 50

52 UTSA ROADRUNNERS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long David Glasco II Evans Okotcha TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Multiple Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record/Finish 6-2 T2nd (West) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 51/8 Starters Returning 23 (10 off./8 def./5 spec.) Starters Lost 4 (1 off./3 def/0 spec.) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost: 10/1 Defensive Returning/Lost: 10/1 Special Teams Returning/Lost: 5/0 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING RB David Glasco II FB Nate Shaw WR Kam Jones WR Brandon Freeman LT Cody Harris LG Scott Inskeep C Nate Leonard RG William Cavanaugh RT Josh Walker TE Jeremiah Moeller DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DE Cody Rogers DE Robert Singletary DT Richard Burge DT Ashaad Mabry MLB Drew Douglas SS Nic Johnston R Brian King FS Triston Wade CB Crosby Adams CB Bennett Okotcha SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Sean Ianno P Kristian Stern KR Jarveon Williams PR Kenny Harrison DS Jesse Medrano KEY LOSSES QB Eric Soza LB Steven Kurfehs Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Eric Soza Tucker Carter TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Kam Jones Brandon Freeman Kenny Harrison Marcellus Mack TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Sean Ianno TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Kristian Stern TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Triston Wade Steven Kurfehs Nic Johnston Drew Douglas Brian King TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Triston Wade Cody Berry TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category UTSA Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 32:24 27:36 51

53 UTSA ROADRUNNERS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 4 Crosby Adams III CB Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt 5 Brandon Armstrong RB Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt 14 N Keal Bailey CB Fr. RS Princeton, Texas/Princeton 26 Trevor Baker CB Jr. RS Prather, Calif./Sierra HS/Fresno CC 49 Matt Bayliss DS Fr. RS Tulsa, Okla./Holland Hall 81 Kenny Bias WR Jr. 2L San Antonio, Texas/Stevens 16 Fred Blow CB Jr. SQ Humble, Texas/Atascocita/Air Force 94 Codie Brooks DE So. 1L Seguin, Texas/Seguin 23 Tevin Broussard S Sr. 1L Beaumont, Texas/Central/Blinn JC 20 Andre Brown CB Sr. 1L Tampa, Fla./Alonso/College of the Desert 61 Richard Burge DT Sr. 3L Houston, Texas/Stratford 6 Tucker Carter QB Sr. SQ Allen, Texas/Allen/Trinity Valley CC 63 William Cavanaugh OG/C Jr. 1L New Braunfels, Texas/Canyon 30 Justin Chavez S Fr. RS Irving, Texas/MacArthur 16 Tyrell Clay WR Fr. RS Corpus Christi, Texas/Miller 71 Cody Cole OT So. 1L Fort Myers, Fla./Bishop Verot 44 Treston Coleman RB So. SQ Frankston, Texas/Frankston 64 Jay Craft II OG Jr. RS Houston, Texas/Westfield 53 Marcos Curry LB Fr. RS Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point 33 Chase Dahlquist S So. 1L Tulsa, Okla./Union 74 Reed Darragh OG Fr. RS Buda, Texas/Hayes 99 John Paul Davila DT Fr. RS San Antonio, Texas/Lanier 40 Blake Dean TE Jr. SQ Temple, Texas/Temple/West Texas A&M 77 Alex Delgado OT So. SQ Boerne, Texas/Boerne 32 Drew Douglas LB Jr. 1L Garland, Texas/Sachse 45 Justyn Eddins DE Jr. RS Newhall, Calif./Hart/College of the Canyons 8 Michael Egwuagu S So. 1L Pflugerville, Texas/Connally 84 Brandon Freeman WR Sr. 3L Cameron, Texas/Yoe/New Mexico State 11 David Glasco II RB Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/Wagner 70 Jordan Gray OT Jr. 1L Fort Worth, Texas/Trimble Tech 88 Aaron Grubb WR Jr. 2L La Vernia, Texas/La Vernia 86 Seth Grubb WR Sr. 3L La Vernia, Texas/La Vernia 48 Gage Hadlock S So. SQ New Braunfels, Texas/Canyon 41 Cedric Haley LB So. TR Pflugerville, Texas/Connally/Cisco JC 68 Cody Harris OT Sr. 3L Spring Branch, Texas/Smithson Valley 18 Kenny Harrison WR Sr. 3L Linden, Texas/Linden-Kildare 6 Aneas Henricks CB Fr. RS Bastrop, Texas/Bastrop 19 Sean Hesler WR Jr. SQ Marion, Texas/Marion 66 Zach Hester OG Jr. 2L Houston, Texas/Aldin 12 Earon Holmes WR Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/Brackenridge 83 Cole Hubble TE Sr. 3L Bandera, Texas/Bandera 92 Sean Ianno PK Sr. 2L Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville 79 Scott Inskeep OG Sr. 3L McAllen, Texas/McAllen 42 Jens Jeters LB Sr. 1L Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley/Pierce JC 57 Drew Johnson DS Sr. 1L Denton, Texas/Guyer/Sam Houston State 22 Nic Johnston S Sr. 3L Coppell, Texas/Coppell 85 Brady Jones WR Fr. RS George West, Texas/George West 1 Kam Jones WR Sr. 3L Edna, Texas/Edna 10 Brian King S Sr. 2L Orlando, Fla./Evans/Hutchinson CC 46 Cade Laufer TE Jr. SQ Houston, Texas/Westside 75 Anthony Lee, Jr. DT Fr. RS Missouri City, Texas/Marshall 55 Nate Leonard C Sr. 3L McKinney, Texas/McKinney 89 Miles Lerch WR So. SQ Houston, Texas/St. Thomas 31 Joseph Lizcano S Sr. 3L Schertz, Texas/Clemens 97 Ashaad Mabry DT Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/MacArthur 9 Marcellus Mack WR Sr. 3L Giddings, Texas/Giddings 52

54 UTSA ROADRUNNERS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 58 Ferrington Macon DT Sr. 3L Corpus Christi, Texas/Carroll 67 Kyle McKinney OG Fr. RS Boerne, Texas/Champion 95 Jesse Medrano DS Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/Jay 56 Dalton Miller LB So. 1L San Antonio, Texas/Warren 15 Josiah Monroe WR Sr. 3L Bastrop, Texas/Bastrop 82 David Morgan II TE Jr. 2L Marble Falls, Texas/Marble Falls 96 Jason Neill DE Jr. 2L Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus 90 Skylar Nelson DE Fr. RS San Antonio, Texas./Alamo Heights 21 Bennett Okotcha CB Jr. 1L Coppell, Texas/Coppell/Oklahoma 34 Tank O Neal LB Fr. RS Grand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie 60 Juan Perez C Fr. RS North Richland Hills, Texas/Birdville 13 Daniel Portillo PK/P Fr. RS Pflugerville, Texas/Connally 91 Brian Price DT Jr. 1L Lafayette, Ind./McCutcheon/Hancock JC 51 Payton Rion OG Sr. 2L Bulverde, Texas/Smithson Valley 65 Michael Roberson OT Jr. SQ Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville 29 Ragan Robichaux S Jr. SQ Kingwood, Texas/Park/Northwestern State 3 Austin Robinson QB Fr. RS Houston, Texas/Episcopal 43 Cody Rogers DE Sr. 3L San Antonio, Texas/Brandeis 72 Kris Salinas OG Fr. RS San Antonio, Texas/Southwest 25 Mauricio Sanchez S Jr. 2L San Antonio, Texas/Warren 27 Nate Shaw RB Sr. 3L Austin, Texas/Anderson 50 Robert Singletary DE Sr. 1L Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood/Baylor 24 Darrien Starling CB Sr. 3L Tyler, Texas/John Tyler 38 Kristian Stern P/PK Sr. 2L San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights 87 Trevor Stevens TE So. 1L Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood 69 Brent Swanson OG So. SQ Corpus Christi, Texas/Carroll 59 T.J. Talashek C So. TR Sunnyvale, Texas/Sunnyvale/Coastal Carolina/UTEP 17 Aron Taylor WR Fr. RS San Antonio, Texas/Warren 52 Blake Terry LB Sr. 3L Denton, Texas/Guyer 78 Kennedy Ubabuike DT Jr. SQ San Antonio, Texas/Warren/Texas A&M-Kingsville 13 Brian Vaughn RB Jr. SQ Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints 7 Triston Wade S Sr. 3L Tyler, Texas/John Tyler 76 Josh Walker OT Sr. 2L League City, Texas/Clear Springs 47 Josh Ward PK/P Sr. 2L Pleasanton, Texas/Pleasanton 19 Darrick Watkins CB Jr. SQ Katy, Texas/Katy/Prairie View A&M 37 Duke Wheeler S Jr. TR Tyler, Texas/John Tyler/Texas A&M-Commerce 2 Jarveon Williams RB So. 1L Converse, Texas/Judson 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE David Anzaldua OT Fr. Edinburg, Texas/North Carl Austin III S Fr. Austin, Texas/St. Stephen s Episcopal Blake Bogenschutz QB Fr. Carthage, Texas/Carthage Joseph Brooks DT Fr. San Angelo, Texas/Central Greg Campbell WR Fr. Humble, Texas/Atascocita Triston Crossland HB Fr. Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen Marcus Davenport DE Fr. San Antonio, Texas/Stevens Stanley Dye CB Fr. Orange Park, Fla./Ridgeview Nathaniel Gaines S Fr. Mesquite, Texas/Poteet Cameron Oliver TE Fr. Owasso, Okla./Owasso Jalen Rhodes RB Fr. Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett Isaiah Santos S Fr. Spring, Texas/Klein Collins Kevin Strong DT Fr. Cleveland, Texas/Cleveland Kerry Thomas WR Fr. College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated Justin Todd LB Fr. Orange Park, Fla./Oakleaf Kelby Wickline OT Fr. Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater 53

55 WE PLAY FOR YOU QUICK FACTS Location Bowling Green, Ky. Founded 1906 Enrollment 21,124 Nickname Hilltoppers Colors Red and White Conference Conference USA Chancellor/President Dr. Gary Ransdell Athletics Director Todd Stewart Stadium Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium (22,113) Surface FieldTurf FOOTBALL STAFF Jeff Brohm (Louisville, 94) WKU Record Overall Record 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS WKU HILLTOPPERS Head Coach, 1st year 0-0 (.000), 1st year 0-0 (.000), 1st year Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Nick Holt (U. of Pacific, 86) Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Tyson Helton (Houston, 99) Cornerbacks/Special Teams: Ricky Brumfield (Utah State, 99) Offensive Line: Neil Callaway (Alabama, 78) Secondary: Mike Cassity (Kentucky, 77) Defensive Ends: Ken Delgado (San Jose State, 84) Defensive Tackles: Don Dunn (East Tennessee State, 76) Running Backs: Greg Nord (Kentucky, 80) Wide Receivers: JaMarcus Shephard (DePauw, 05) FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Football SID Kyle Neaves Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone Facebook WKUAthletics Aug. 29 (Fri.) Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 28 (Fri.) 2014 SCHEDULE BOWLING GREEN at Illinois at Middle Tennessee at Navy UAB at Florida Atlantic OLD DOMINION at Louisiana Tech UTEP ARMY UTSA at Marshall Conference USA games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS 2013 RESULTS (8-4, 4-3 Sun Belt) A31 vs. Kentucky (Nashville) W S7 at Tennessee L S14 at South Alabama L S21 MORGAN STATE W S28 NAVY W 19-7 O3 at La.-Monroe W O15 LA.-LAFAYETTE L O26 TROY L N2 at Georgia State W N9 at Army W N23 at Texas State W 38-7 N30 ARKANSAS STATE W Sun Belt games in bold; Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE HILLTOPPERS A native Kentuckian and one of the state s most notable football products, Hilltopper assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm has been elevated to head coach at WKU. An 11-year collegiate coaching veteran with experience in the Big Ten, Big East, C-USA and Sun Belt conferences, Brohm directed a high-flying, highscoring offensive attack that shattered 18 single-season school records including total offense, individual passing yards and individual rushing yards in his first season as the Hilltoppers offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at WKU in WKU will be looking to replace All-American running back Antonio Andrews in its first season as C-USA member. Over the past two seasons, Andrews led the nation in all-purpose yardage including tallying 3,161 during his junior year (2012), becoming only the second player in NCAA history to surpass 3,000 AP yards. Over that two-year span, Andrews set an NCAA record for the most AP yards in consecutive seasons with 5,780 yards. WKU will have a young defense in 2014, replacing all of its linebackers and three of four starters in the secondary. Lost were the team s top five tacklers that tallied 362 tackles (36 for loss), eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles. Linebacker Xavius Boyd was the Sun Belt Conference s Defensive Player of the Year while defensive back Jonathan Dowling led the FBS in forced fumbles (six). WKU enters the year as the only team in the nation with an active streak of four or more seasons with a 1,500+ yard rusher and just the fourth to hit that mark in NCAA history. The Hilltoppers are one of just nine programs from non-aq conferences to have seven or more wins in the past three seasons. 54

56 WE PLAY FOR YOU 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS WKU HILLTOPPERS 2013 STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Long Antonio Andrews Leon Allen TOTALS TEAM INFORMATION Offensive Formation Multiple Defensive Formation Overall Record Conference Record / Finish 4-3/3rd (Sun Belt) Lettermen Returning/Lost 46/18 Starters Returning 15 (9 off./4 def./2 ST) Starters Lost 10 (2 off./7 def./1 ST) 2014 Newcomers PRESEASON RETURNEES STARTERS Offensive Returning/Lost 9/2 Defensive Returning/Lost 4/7 Special Teams Returning/Lost 2/1 OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING QB Brandon Doughty WR Willie McNeal WR Joel German WR Taywan Taylor OL Forrest Lamp OL Max Halpin OL Cam Clemmons OL Darrel Williams TE Micthell Henry DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING DT Devante Terrell DT Bryan Shorter DE Gavin Rocker CB Cam Thomas SPECIALISTS RETURNING K Garrett Schwettman DS Nolan Dowling KEY LOSSES RB/RS Antonio Andrews LG Luis Polanco RT Ed Hazelett DE Bar ee Boyd LB Xavius Boyd LB Andrew Jackson DB Jonathan Dowling S Arius Wright CB Tyree Robinson Passing Comp. Att. Pct. INT Yards TD Brandon Doughty Nelson Fishback TOTALS Receiving Rec Yds. Avg. TD Long Willie McNeal Antonio Andrews Nicholas Norris TOTALS Field Goals Made-Att. Pct. Long Garrett Schwettman TOTALS Punting No. Yards Avg. In 20 Long Hendrix Brakefield TOTALS Tackles Solos Ast Total Xavius Boyd Andrew Jackson Jonathan Dowling Arius Wright Tyree Robinson TOTALS Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. TD Cam Thomas Tyree Robinson TOTALS TEAM STATISTICS Category WKU Opponents First Downs Rushes-Yards Rushing Yards/Game Passes Att./Comp./Int Completion Pct Passing Yards Passing Yards/Game Total Off. Plays/Yds Total Offense/Game Punts-Average Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interceptions-Yards Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards rd Down Conversions rd Down Conversion Percentage th Down Conversions th Down Conversion Percentage Sacks By-Yards Avg. Time of Possession 32:22 27:38 55

57 WE PLAY FOR YOU 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS WKU HILLTOPPERS SPRING ROSTER NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 33 Leon Allen RB Jr. 2L Bradenton, Fla./Manatee 84 Rashaan Allen TE R-Fr. SQ Fort Knox, Ky./Fort Knox 79 Charleston Antwine OL R-Jr. SQ Texarkana, Texas/Texas/Trinity Valley CC 78 Maurice Bennett OL Jr. 1L Madison, Miss./Madison Central/East Mississippi CC 54 Daeshawn Bertram LB R-Fr. SQ Louisville, Ky./Trinity 28 Rico Brown DB R-Sr. 3L Berea, Ky./Madison Southern 89 Stephon Brown WR Jr. SQ McDonough, Ga./Henry County 52 Cameron Clemmons OL R-Sr. 3L Mt. Juliet, Tenn./Wilson Central 35 Demetrius Coley RB R-Sr. 2L Bay Minette, Ala./Baldwin County 95 Raphael Cox DL Sr. 1L Cedar Hill, Texas/Trinity Christian/Trinity Valley CC 34 Drew Davis LB So. 1L Madison, Ala./Bob Jones 74 Daevonte Dawson DL R-Fr. SQ Louisville, Ky./Eastern 12 Brandon Doughty QB R-Sr. 1L Davie, Fla./North Broward Prep 47 Nolan Dowling LS R-So. 1L Belleville, Ill./Belleville East 6 Devante Duclos LB So. 1L Miami, Fla./Miami Central 9 Nelson Fishback QB Jr. 1L Oroville, Calif./Durham/Butte College 14 Juwan Gardner DB R-Fr. SQ Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual 6 Joel German WR R-Sr. 2L Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar 93 DeMarcus Glover DL So. 1L Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest 86 Tim Gorski TE R-Jr. 2L Chicago, Ill./St. Rita 70 Max Halpin OL R-So. 1L Fort Mitchell, Ky./Covington Catholic 80 Mitchell Henry TE Sr. 3L Elizabethtown, Ky./Elizabethtown 82 Tyler Higbee TE R-Jr. 2L Clearwater, Fla./East Lake 99 D Von Isaac DL So. 1L Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta 30 Prince Charles Iworah DB R-Jr. 1L Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan 29 Leverick Johnson DB R-Fr. HS Miami, Fla./Northwestern 18 Shaquille Johnson LB So. 1L Lake City, Fla./Columbia 73 Kyle Jones OL R-Fr. SQ Mulberry, Fla./Mulberry 68 Jabari Jordan DL R-Fr. SQ Louisville, Ky./Trinity 76 Forrest Lamp OL R-So. 1L Venice, Fla./Venice 53 Julian Leslie DL R-So. SQ Miami, Fla./Coral Reef 45 Branden Leston LB R-So. SQ Clearwater, Fla./Clearwater/Presbyterian College 71 Justin Martinez OL R-Fr. SQ Port Saint Lucie, Fla./St. Lucie West Centennial 10 Willie McNeal WR R-Sr. 3L Bradenton, Fla./Braden River 49 Nehemiah Mkanta WR R-Sr. SQ Bowling Green, Ky./Greenwood 39 Mike Mugler K R-Sr. 1L Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial 69 Matt Nord OL R-So. 1L Louisville, Ky./DeSales 15 Nicholas Norris WR So. 1L Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington 15 Joseph Occhipinti K So. 1L Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro 24 Dalton Patterson DB R-Jr. 1L New Orleans, La./O. Perry Walker HS/Ark. Baptist College 97 Jamichael Payne DL Sr. 2L Auburn, Ala./Auburn 72 Connor Popeck OL R-Sr. 1L Olive Branch, Miss./St. Georgia/Itawamba CC 8 Todd Porter QB So. 1L O Fallon, Ill./O Fallon 90 Marquez Pride DL R-So. SQ Madison, Ala./Bob Jones 17 Daqual Randall LB Jr. 2L Palmetto, Fla./Palmetto 51 Brandon Ray OL R-Fr. SQ Madison, Ala./Bob Jones 59 Tanner Reeves DL R-Fr. SQ Lakeland, Fla./George W. Jenkins 48 Kalvin Robinson DL So. 1L Birmingham, Ala./Vestavia Hills 46 Eric Robinson-Berry LB R-Jr. SQ Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central 77 Donald Rocker OL R-Fr. SQ Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood 88 Gavin Rocker DL R-Jr. 2L Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek 56 Garrett Schwettman K Jr. 2L Murray, Ky./Calloway County 11 Devin Scott TE R-Jr. 1L Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central 94 Bryan Shorter DL R-Jr. 2L Phenix City, Ala./Central-Phenix 41 De Andre Simmons DB R-Fr. SQ Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach 56

58 WE PLAY FOR YOU 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS WKU HILLTOPPERS NO. NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. EXP. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE 75 Jimmie Sims OL R-Fr. SQ New Orleans, La./McDonogh 35 Senior 38 Ricardo Singh DB R-Sr. 3L Auburndale, Fla./Auburndale 7 Damarcus Smith QB R-So. 1L Louisville, Ky./Seneca 16 T.J. Smith DL Sr. 2L Hazel Green, Ala./Hazel Green 67 Derrick Stark OL R-Sr. 1L Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison/Tiffin) 36 Joeshawn Starks DB R-Fr. SQ Paducah, Ky./Lone Oak 23 Marquis Sumler RB R-Jr. SQ Pensacola, Fla./Catholic 2 Taywan Taylor WR So. 1L Louisville, Ky./Pleasure Ridge Park 98 Devante Terrell DL R-So. 1L Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson 19 Cam Thomas DB R-Sr. 3L Paterson, N.J./Milford Academy 7 DeVante Thomas DB Sr. 1L Baltimore, Md./Edmondson-Westside/Hartnell College 81 Kylen Towner WR R-Fr. SQ Mobile, Ala./St. Paul s Episcopal School 3 Lonnie Turner WR Sr. 1L Inglewood, Calif./Serra HS/LA Harbor College 50 Blair Vaughan LB R-So. 1L Clearwater, Fla./Central Catholic 20 Anthony Wales RB R-So. 1L Louisville, Ky./Central 8 Marcus Ward DB So. 1L Birmingham, Ala./Vestavia Hills 26 Darmontre Warr RB R-So. 1L Louisville, Ky./Manual 62 Darrell Williams OL R-So. 1L Dublin, Ga./West Laurens 31 Terran Williams LB Sr. 3L Bradenton, Fla./Southeast 19 Deon Yelder WR R-Fr. SQ Louisville, Ky./Southern 57 Derrell Young LB So. 1L Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson 2014 SPRING SIGNEES NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN/HS, JC or COLLEGE Dejon Brown LB Jr. Beaumont, Calif./Mt. San Jacinto CC Ge Monee Brown DL Jr. Petal, Miss./Pearl River CC Joe Brown DB Fr. Louisville, Ky./Butler Will Bush WR Fr. Louisville, Ky./Ballard Forrest Coleman DB Jr. Stockton, Calif./San Joaquin Delta Jared Dangerfield WR Jr. West Palm Beach, Fla./Fort Scott CC Ryan Duvall LB Fr. Owensboro, Ky./Apollo Dennis Edwards OL Fr. Snellville, Ga./South Gwinnett Nacarius Fant WR Fr. Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green DeAndre Farris ATH Fr. Shelbyville, Ky./Martha Layne Collins D Andre Ferby RB Fr. Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth Antwane Grant WR So. Wilmington, Del./Nassau CC Nick Holt LB Jr. Seattle, Wash./City College of San Francisco Joel Iyiegbuniwe LB Fr. Bowling Green, Ky./South Warren Troy Jones QB Jr. Baltimore, Md./Nassau CC Julien Lewis DL Fr. Madison, Ala./Bob Jones Travis Lock RB Jr. Lynbrook, N.Y./Nassau CC Martavius Mims DB Fr. Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals Derik Overstreet DL Fr. Paducah, Ky./Paducah Tilghman Evan Sayner DL Fr. Paducah, Ky./McCracken County R.J. Scaife OL Fr. Dade City, Fla./Pasco Wonderful Terry DB Jr. Fort Pierce, Fla./Garden City CC Nick True TE Fr. Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands Masai Whyte LB Fr. Shelbyville, Ky./Martha Layne Collins 57

59 QUICK FACTS Location Charlotte, N.C. Founded 1946 Enrollment 25,063 Nickname 49ers Colors Green and white Conference Conference USA Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois Athletics Director Judy Rose Stadium Jerry Richardson Stadium (15,314) Surface Synthetic Turf FOOTBALL STAFF Brad Lambert (Kansas State, 87) Lambert s Charlotte Record Lambert s Overall Record 2014 C-USA FOOTBALL PROSPECTUS CHARLOTTE 49ERS Head Coach, 2nd year 5-6 (.455), 1 year 5-6 (.455), 1 year Offensive Coordinator: Jeff Mullen (Wittenburg, 90) Defensive Coordinator: Bruce Tall (Ohio Wesleyan, 82) Secondary: James Adams (Wake Forest, 06) Running Backs: Damien Gary (Georgia, 05) Offensive Line: Phil Ratliff (Marshall, 94) Tight Ends: Johnson Richardson (Wofford, 10) Outside Linebackers: Napoleon Sykes (Wake Forest, 06) Wide Receivers: Joe Tereshinski (Georgia, 06) Assistant Secondary: John Russell (Wake Forest, 10) Defensive Graduate Assistant: Aaron Curry (Wake Forest, 09) Director of Football Operations: Trevor Lambert Athletic Trainer: A.J. Lukanczuk Strength & Conditioning: Jim Durning FOOTBALL OFFICE Phone Fax MEDIA INFORMATION Football SID Thomas E. Whitestone Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Website Press Box Phone Facebook Charlotte 49ers Aug. 28 (Thu.) Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov 15 Nov SCHEDULE at Campbell JOHNSON C. SMITH at N.C. Central at Elon CHARLESTON SOUTHERN at Gardner-Webb at The Citadel JAMES MADISON COASTAL CAROLINA WESLEY COLLEGE MOREHEAD STATE Home games in ALL CAPS NOTING THE 49ERS Charlotte went 5-6 in its inaugural season against a schedule that included four top 25 FCS opponents. The 49ers won their first-ever game, 52-7 at home against Campbell. Charlotte also recorded its first-ever FCS top 25 win with a come-from-behind victory over No. 25 Gardner-Webb, scoring 29 straight points in the fourth quarter to claim the victory. In fact, Charlotte scored touchdowns on three straight offensive plays during the rally. A total of 93,244 fans (11th in FCS) turned out to Jerry Richardson Stadium to catch the six home games (15,541 avg; 10th FCS). Quarterback Matt Johnson (2581 yds; 21 pass TD; 3 rush TD; 2999 total offense) was one of 21 finalists for the Jerry Rice Award, given to the top first-year player in the FCS. Among the six quarterbacks nominated, Johnson was tops in passing yards and total offense and second in passing TDs. He finished 11th in the balloting and was 4th among the six quarterbacks. Charlotte put up more than 500 yards of offense five times in Four of those 500+ games came against FCS programs, including 501 at No. 3/No. 6 ranked Coastal Carolina. The 49ers scored 45 or more points in each of their five wins and over 50 points three times. Charlotte ranked ninth in the FCS in takeaways (31), fifth in fumbles recovered (16), 25th in interceptions (15) and 29th in tackles for loss (6.9/gm). Charlotte averaged yards of total offense (20th) and ranked 26th in the FCS in rushing offense (206.8 yd/gm), 27th in scoring offense (33.4 pts/gm) and 11th in fewest sacks allowed (0.91). Among the 49ers records established in 2013: most points in a game (61 vs. Morehead State), most yards rushing (439 vs. Morehead State), most yards passing (342 v. NC Central and Gardner-Webb) total offense (586 v. Gardner-Webb) is the second season for Charlotte 49ers football. It will be the 49ers second and final year as an FCS Independent. Charlotte will move to Conference USA in 2015 with an opportunity to gain full FBS member status with bowl eligibility in

60 2013 FINAL STANDINGS E AST DIVISION S EASON STANDINGS W-L Pct. H A Div. Pts Opp W-L Pct. H A Pts Opp MARSHALL EAST CAROLINA MIDDLE TENNESSEE FLORIDA ATLANTIC UAB FIU SOUTHERN MISS W EST DIVISION W-L Pct. H A Div. Pts Opp W-L Pct. H A Pts Opp RICE NORTH TEXAS UTSA TULANE LOUISIANA TECH TULSA C ONFERENCE STANDINGS UTEP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 C-USA Championship Game at Rice 41, Marshall 24 MVP: Luke Turner, RB, Rice C-USA BOWL GAMES R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL (New Orleans, La.) Saturday, December 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 BEEF O BRADY S BOWL (St. Petersburg, Fla.) Monday, December 23 East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 MILITARY BOWL (Annapolis, Md.) Friday, December 27 Marshall 31, Maryland 20 BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL (Fort Worth, Texas) Monday, December 30 Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 AUTO ZONE LIBERTY BOWL (Memphis, Tenn.) Tuesday, December 31 Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 HEART OF DALLAS BOWL (Dallas, Texas) Wednesday, January 1 North Texas 36, UNLV 14 C-USA AWARDS COACH OF THE YEAR David Bailiff - Rice MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Shane Carden - QB - East Carolina OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Rakeem Cato - QB - Marshall DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Shawn Jackson - LB - Tulsa SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brelan Chancellor - KR/PR - North Texas NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Jaquez Johnson - QB - Florida Atlantic FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Cory Tindal - DB - Marshall Nico Marley - LB - Tulane 59