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SEVEN FCS PLAYOFF APPEARANCES GAME ELEVEN Sam Houston vs. Central Arkansas Saturday - November 21, 2015 Estes Stadium - Conway, Arkansas - 6 p.m. SAM HOUSTON BEARKATS Location ..................................................................... Huntsville, Texas Enrollment .................................................................................... 20,181 Stadium ........................................................................ Elliott T. Bowers Capacity ........................................................... 12,593 / RealGrassPro Colors ............................................................................Orange & White Head Coach ......................................................................... K. C. Keeler Alma Mater ..................................................................Delaware, 1981 Record ................................................ Second year at Sam Houston 192-81-1 overall record 2015 RECORD (Won 7, Lost 3) Sept. 5 at Texas Tech L 45-59. FoxSW Sept. 19 LAMAR* L 46-49 ASN Sept. 26 HOUSTON BAPTIST* W 63-14 FCSC Oct.. 3 vs. Stephen F. Austin* ^ W 34-28 ESPN3 Oct. 10 INCARNATE WORD* W 59-7 FCSC Oct. 17 at Abilene Christian* W 49-21 ASN Oct. 24 NICHOLLS* W 37-7 FCSC Oct. 31 A&M-COMMERCE W 38-24 FCSC Nov. 7 at McNeese State* L 10-27 ESPN3 Nov. 14 NORTHWESTERN STATE* W 59-21 ESPN3 Nov. 21 at Central Arkansas* 6 p.m. ESPN3 *Southland Conference ^NRG Stadium in Houston SAM HOUSTON SAM HOUSTON SAM HOUSTON 2015 BEARKAT FOOTBALL GAME NOTES This fall Sam Houston celebrates its 100th season of football. On Oct. 6, 1912, Sam Houston Teachers Col- lege and Rice Institute met in Huntsville for both school’s inaugural football game. The contest was played on a chalked off gridiron in the out- field at the baseball diamond at Joseph Pritchett Field. Since that first contest, Sam Houston has played 989 games, appearing in contests not only in Texas but traveling to 21 other states covering all four corners of the country from Arizona to Pennsylvania, Washington to Florida. The Bearkats have brought both regional and national recognition to the University through multiple television appearances on the ESPN and FOX families of TV networks as well as ABC. Sam Houston has competed and won cham- pionships in four leagues - the Texas Intercolle- giate Athletic Association, Lone Star Conference, Gulf Star Conference and Southland Conference. Throughout the celebration of the 100th season during the 2015 season fans are invited to sample feature articles, historical memories and pictures from the past at the special Bearkat microsite at www.shsu.edu/centuryseason. 100th Season Facts Total Games Played........................................................................ 989 All-Time Record ................................... Won 494 Lost 459 Tied 36 NCAA Division I Record ....................... Won 191 Lost 152 Tied 3 Southland Conference Record............... Won 99 Lost 88 Tied 1 Southland Conference Champions 1991, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2014 FCS Playoffs 1986, 1991, 2001 (QF), 2004 (SF), 2011 (F) 2012 (F), 2013 (2R), 2014 (SF) HISTORIC YEAR 1991 • 2001 • 2004 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 A probable berth in the 2015 FCS playoffs and the runner-up spot in the Southland Conference race are at stake when Sam Houston visits Central Arkansas Saturday in Conway. The Bearkats join North Dakota State and New Hampshire as the only FCS programs to have earned playoff berths each of the past four seasons. The Kats must have a victory Saturday to keep that streak alive. Should Sam Houston prevail and earn the FCS berth, the Bearkats would become only the sec- ond Southland Conference member to advance to the playoffs five consecutive seasons. McNeese State made five straight appearances from 1991 to 1995. The Cowboys equaled Sam Houston’s feat of four straight playoff berths from 2000 to 2003. The Bearkats and the Cowboys rank first and second in all-time playoff victories. Sam Houston owns a 13-8 record in FCS post-season play while McNeese is 11-15. Sam Houston has advanced to the national championship game twice (2011 and 2012) and the semi-finals three of the last four years. McNeese reached the FCS finals in 1997. FCS PLAYOFF BERTH, RUNNER-UP SPOT UP FOR GRABS Keshawn Hill rushed for 242 yards including TD runs of 13 and 15 yards as Sam Houston earned its third Southland football championship in four years with a 38-31 over Central Arkansas on Nov. 22 last year in Huntsville. With the score tied 21-21 late in the second quarter, a field goal block by P. J. Hall set up a 32- yard field goal by Luc Swimberghe to give the Kats a 24-21 lead seven seconds before halftime. Sam Houston never trailed again, building a 38-21 lead in the third period. UCA struck back for 10 points to cut the margin to a touchdown with 3:03 to play. But the offense ran out the final minutes to clinch the title and raise a trophy. LAST YEAR’S CENTRAL ARKANSAS GAME CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS Location: ................................................................. Conway, Arkansas Enrollment: ....................................................................................11,758 Stadium: ............................................................................................. Estes Capacity: ...................................................................... 8,500 / Artificial Colors: ................................................................................ Purple & Gray Head Coach: ................................................................Steve Campbell Alma Mater: ............................................................... Troy State, 1987 Record ....................................................................... Third year at UCA 33-14 overall record 2015 RECORD (Won 7, Lost 3) Sept. 5 at Samford L 16-45 Sept. 12 at Oklahoma St. L 8-32 Sept. 26 at Northwestern State* W 49-21 Oct. 3 Abilene Christian* W 42-14 Oct. 10 at Houston Baptist* W 43-7 Oct. 17 McNeese State* L 13-28 Oct. 24 at Lamar* W 35-17 Oct. 31 Southeastern La.* W 21-16 Nov. 7 Stephen F. Austin* W 36-24 Nov. 14 at Nicholls* W 34-31 Nov. 21 Sam Houston* 6 p.m. ESPN3 *Southland Conference

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Page 1: SAM HOUSTON - NeuLion · SAM HOUSTON 2015 BEARKAT FOOTBALL GAME NOTES This fall Sam Houston celebrates its 100th season of football. On Oct. 6, 1912, Sam Houston Teachers Col-lege

SEVEN FCS PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

GAME ELEVEN

Sam Houston vs. Central ArkansasSaturday - November 21, 2015

Estes Stadium - Conway, Arkansas - 6 p.m.

SAM HOUSTON BEARKATSLocation ..................................................................... Huntsville, TexasEnrollment ....................................................................................20,181Stadium ........................................................................Elliott T. BowersCapacity ........................................................... 12,593 / RealGrassProColors ............................................................................Orange & WhiteHead Coach ......................................................................... K. C. KeelerAlma Mater ..................................................................Delaware, 1981Record ................................................Second year at Sam Houston

192-81-1 overall record

2015 RECORD (Won 7, Lost 3)Sept. 5 at Texas Tech L 45-59. FoxSWSept. 19 LAMAR* L 46-49 ASNSept. 26 HOUSTON BAPTIST* W 63-14 FCSCOct.. 3 vs. Stephen F. Austin* ^ W 34-28 ESPN3Oct. 10 INCARNATE WORD* W 59-7 FCSCOct. 17 at Abilene Christian* W 49-21 ASNOct. 24 NICHOLLS* W 37-7 FCSCOct. 31 A&M-COMMERCE W 38-24 FCSCNov. 7 at McNeese State* L 10-27 ESPN3Nov. 14 NORTHWESTERN STATE* W 59-21 ESPN3Nov. 21 at Central Arkansas* 6 p.m. ESPN3*Southland Conference ^NRG Stadium in Houston

SAM HOUSTONSAM HOUSTONSAM HOUSTON2015 BEARKAT FOOTBALL GAME NOTES

This fall Sam Houston celebrates its 100th season of football. On Oct. 6, 1912, Sam Houston Teachers Col-lege and Rice Institute met in Huntsville for both school’s inaugural football game. The contest was played on a chalked off gridiron in the out-field at the baseball diamond at Joseph Pritchett Field. Since that first contest, Sam Houston has played 989 games, appearing in contests not only in Texas but traveling to 21 other states covering all four corners of the country from Arizona to Pennsylvania, Washington to Florida. The Bearkats have brought both regional and national recognition to the University through multiple television appearances on the ESPN and FOX families of TV networks as well as ABC. Sam Houston has competed and won cham-pionships in four leagues - the Texas Intercolle-giate Athletic Association, Lone Star Conference, Gulf Star Conference and Southland Conference. Throughout the celebration of the 100th season during the 2015 season fans are invited to sample feature articles, historical memories and pictures from the past at the special Bearkat microsite at www.shsu.edu/centuryseason.

100th Season Facts

Total Games Played........................................................................989All-Time Record ................................... Won 494 Lost 459 Tied 36NCAA Division I Record .......................Won 191 Lost 152 Tied 3Southland Conference Record...............Won 99 Lost 88 Tied 1

Southland Conference Champions1991, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2014

FCS Playoffs1986, 1991, 2001 (QF), 2004 (SF), 2011 (F)

2012 (F), 2013 (2R), 2014 (SF)

HISTORIC YEAR

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A probable berth in the 2015 FCS playoffs and the runner-up spot in the Southland Conference race are at stake when Sam Houston visits Central Arkansas Saturday in Conway. The Bearkats join North Dakota State and New Hampshire as the only FCS programs to have earned playoff berths each of the past four seasons. The Kats must have a victory Saturday to keep that streak alive. Should Sam Houston prevail and earn the FCS berth, the Bearkats would become only the sec-ond Southland Conference member to advance to the playoffs five consecutive seasons. McNeese State made five straight appearances from 1991 to 1995. The Cowboys equaled Sam Houston’s feat of four straight playoff berths from 2000 to 2003. The Bearkats and the Cowboys rank first and second in all-time playoff victories. Sam Houston owns a 13-8 record in FCS post-season play while McNeese is 11-15. Sam Houston has advanced to the national championship game twice (2011 and 2012) and the semi-finals three of the last four years. McNeese reached the FCS finals in 1997.

FCS PLAYOFF BERTH, RUNNER-UP SPOT UP FOR GRABS

Keshawn Hill rushed for 242 yards including TD runs of 13 and 15 yards as Sam Houston earned its third Southland football championship in four years with a 38-31 over Central Arkansas on Nov. 22 last year in Huntsville. With the score tied 21-21 late in the second quarter, a field goal block by P. J. Hall set up a 32-yard field goal by Luc Swimberghe to give the Kats a 24-21 lead seven seconds before halftime. Sam Houston never trailed again, building a 38-21 lead in the third period. UCA struck back for 10 points to cut the margin to a touchdown with 3:03 to play. But the offense ran out the final minutes to clinch the title and raise a trophy.

LAST YEAR’S CENTRAL ARKANSAS GAME

CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARSLocation: .................................................................Conway, ArkansasEnrollment: ....................................................................................11,758Stadium: .............................................................................................Estes Capacity: ......................................................................8,500 / ArtificialColors: ................................................................................Purple & GrayHead Coach: ................................................................Steve CampbellAlma Mater: ............................................................... Troy State, 1987Record ....................................................................... Third year at UCA

33-14 overall record

2015 RECORD (Won 7, Lost 3)Sept. 5 at Samford L 16-45Sept. 12 at Oklahoma St. L 8-32Sept. 26 at Northwestern State* W 49-21Oct. 3 Abilene Christian* W 42-14Oct. 10 at Houston Baptist* W 43-7Oct. 17 McNeese State* L 13-28Oct. 24 at Lamar* W 35-17Oct. 31 Southeastern La.* W 21-16Nov. 7 Stephen F. Austin* W 36-24Nov. 14 at Nicholls* W 34-31Nov. 21 Sam Houston* 6 p.m. ESPN3*Southland Conference

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For more information please contactSam Houston Athletic Media Relations

Paul Ridings, Associate Athletic Director Telephone: (936) 294-1764 Email: [email protected] Barfield, Assistant Athletic Director Telephone: (936) 294-3533 Email: [email protected] Pate, Media Services Telephone (936) 294-2692 Email: [email protected] Site: www.gobearkats.comFax: (936) 294-3538Press Box: (936) 294-1838Facebook: Bearkat AthleticsTwitter: @BearkatSports

MEDIA RELATIONS

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1 Jacksonville State2 McNEESE ST3 North Dakota St.4 Coastal Carolina5 South Dakota St6 Illinois St7 William & Mary8 Charleston Southern9 Chattanooga10 James Madison11 Portland St.12 SAM HOUSTON13 North Carolina A&T14 Fordham15 Northern Iowa16 Richmond17 Montana18 Southern Utah19 Eastern Washington20 Northern Arizona21 Harvard22 Bethund-Cookman23 Dartmouth24 Citadel25 CENTRAL ARKANSAS

FCS NATIONAL POL

Southland Conference Teams In Bold

Lincoln Rose (play-by-play) and Butch Alsandor (analyst) and Brooke Bentley (side-lines) will call Saturday’s game on EPSN3. Since the 2011 season, Sam Houston football games have been televised 49 times regionally and/or nationally. The Bearkats are 32-17 in those telecasts. Kooter Roberson and Leroy Wilkinson and will call the game locally on KSAM 101.7 FM.

TV / RADIO / INTERNET

STATS FCS POLL

1 Jacksonville State2 North Dakota St3 McNEESE ST4 Coastal Carolina5 South Dakota St6 Illinois St7 William & Mary8 Chattanooga9 Charleston Southern10 SAM HOUSTON11 Portland St.12 James Madison13 Fordham14 Richmond15 Northern Iowa16 North Carolina A&T17 Montana18 Eastern Washington19 Harvard20 Southern Utah21 Dartmouth22 Grambling State23 Eastern Kentucky24 Northern Arizona25 Citadel

NCAA COACHES POLL

Junior quarterback Jared Johnson continues to climb in the Bearkat football record book. The South Grand Prairie product has climbed to third in Sam Houston career passing with 5,033 yards. He is 531 yards away from passing Rhett Bomar to move into second place. Brian Bell set the school career passing mark of 8,655 yards in 2010 through 2013. Johnson now ranks second in career total offense with a mark of 6,591 yards. He now stands behind only Bell’s 10,184 yards. The junior quarterback ranks second in the Southland Conference with 189.7 yards per game in the air. He stands third in total offense (232.4) and pass efficiency (154.0) Johnson earned league offensive “player of the week” honors for the second time in his career after tying a Sam Houston school record with five TD passes in a 49-21 victory at Abilene Christian. He ranks second in the Southland in passing yards (177.8). Johnson started all 16 games during last year’s championship campaign, setting a school record for the most yards passing by a sophomore (3,054) and the second highest single season total of-fense production in program history (4,053 yards).

QB JARED JOHNSON CLIMBS IN BEARKAT RECORD BOOK

A Sam Houston running back has carried for more than 100 yards in each of the past four Bearkat games. Sophomore Cory Avery accounted for three of those performances. Saturday, he produced the team’s top individual total this season with 197 yards on 15 carries including TD runs of 78 and 27 yards. He also carried 24 times for 125 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over A&M-Commerce and 22 times for 107 yards at McNeese. Avery is a transfer from Kansas where he rushed for 631 yards and five TDs as a freshman last year. Sam Houston rankes No. 10 in the nation and No. 2 in the Southland Conference with 259.6 yards on the ground each game. Jalen Overstreet became the 35th member of Sam Houston’s 1,000-yard career rushing club with a career best 28 carries for 202 yards in the 37-7 win over Nicholls. He just missed a second century mark with 23 carries for 99 yards and a score versus A&M-Commerce. In his 25 games as a Bearkat since transferring to the Huntsville campus from the University of Texas in Austin, the Tatum High School product has rushed for 1,369 yards.

FOUR CONSECUTIVE 100-YARD RUSHING PERFORMANCES

P. J. HALL ADDING TO HIS DEFENSIVE TOTALS

Sophomore P. J. Hall, last year’s Southland Conference “Defensive Player of the Year” and a third place finisher in the 2014 voting for the Jerry Rice award as FCS “Freshman of the Year,” is making his presence known with a string of impressive performances in the last four weeks. Hall picked up another sack Saturday in the victory over Northwestern State. Only in his second season as a Bearkat, he ranks second in both career tackles for losses (42) and sacks (19). Andre Finley, who earned All-Southland honors in 1986-89, holds both career marks with 49 tackles for losses and 36 quarterback sacks. For the 2015 season, Hall stands as the team’s leader in tackles with 45 stops. That includes 12 tackles for losses of 54 yards and seven quarterback sacks. He also has an interception, two pass break-ups, both a fumble force and recovery and a blocked kick. Last year Hall totaled 30 tackles for losses, one short of the school record. He also tied the school mark for blocked kicks in a single season (5).

As a team, Sam Houston leads the Southland in scoring offense (44.0), passing offense (280.1), total offense (544.2), pass efficiency (149.5), points after touchdowns (58) and first downs (280) Quarterback Jared Johnson ranks second in passing yards per game (189.7), third in total offense (232.4) and pass efficiency (150.1) LaDarius Brown is second in the league in receiving yards per game (68.1) and fifth in catches per game (4.2). Yedidiah Louis stands sixth in receptions per game (4.1) and ranks ninth in receiv-ing yards per contest (56.1). Gerald Thomas is ranked seventh in the league in receiving yards per game (59.9) and fifth in the Southland in punt return average (9.5). Cory Avery is third in the Southland in rushing (87.2) and fourth all-purpose yards (105.9). Jalen Overstreet is the league’s eighth-leading rusher with 71.1 yards per contest. Lachlan Edwards is the conference’s fourth-ranked punter (41.8).

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE STATISTICS LEADERS

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30TH SEASON AT BOWERS

KAT PRONUNCIATIONS

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During Sam Houston’s 100th season of foot-ball the Bearkats are playing their 30th year at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium. Sam Houston owns a 120-44-1 record on the turf at Bowers. The Bearkats have gone 32-2 in their last 34 appearances at home. Known as Bearkat Stadium when the facility opened on Sept 13, 1986, with a 23-6 victory over Montana State, the named was changed in 1989 to honor Dr. Elliott T. Bowers upon his retirement as Sam Houston State University president. The Kats won their first 13 games at Bowers and have posted undefeated home seasons in 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Bowers Stadium FactsTotal Games Played........................................................................165All-Time Record ........................................ Won 120 Lost 44 Tied 1

Mouf Adebo ...............................Moof Uh-dee-bowEric Agbaroji ................................... Agg buh row geeBridge Blount ......................................................... Blunt

Remus Bulmer ..................................................Bull merLuis Carreno ..............................Lu-ease Cuh-ree-noMyke Chatman ....................................................... Mike

Davion Davis ...............................................Day vee onTristan Eche .............................................................. EtchMikell Everette ................................................. Mah kell

Lachlan Edwards .............................................. Lock-linKiel Heidman ......................................Kyle Hide-manRagan Henderson ...........................................Raw gen

Trey Honshstein ............................................ Han steinKevon Hunter ....................................................Kuh vonSione Latu ............................See-OH-knee Lah-two

Yedidiah Louis .....................Ye duh die uh (or Ye-di)Shyon Motlagh ..............................Shy-on Mott-lawCollins Okotcha ...........................................Oh cot cha

Trenier Orr ........................................................Trey nearRoby Pennartz ................................Row-bee Pin-artsContereze Pierce .......................................Con tair ezz

Curtis Riser ............................................................Rise urCollin Rison ..........................................................Rise unCarter Starcke ................................................... Star key

Luc Swimberghe ............Luke Swim-bear-uh-guhTyler Tezeno ........................................................ Tezz no

Mitchell Watanabe ........................Wah tuh nah beeRyne Yost .......................................................Ryan Yost

Sam Houston ranks No. 14 nationally and No. 2 in the Southland in punt returns with a 13.61 average per return. The Bearkats set a school record with 195 yards and two touchdowns on punt returns in the 34-28 victory over Stephen F. Austin Oct. 3. Gerald Thomas and Yedidiah Louis both returned punts for touchdowns in the come-from-behind win against the Jacks. Thomas’ runback was for 78 yards and Louis’ scoring dash was for 53.

PUNT RETURN SUCCESS

Darion Flowers returned an interception 90 yards for a first quarter touchdown at McNeese. The runback is the second longest in school history behind a 92-yard return for a score by Bookie Sneed in a 2012 victory over Stephen F. Austin in Houston. Paul Wenzel also has a 90-yard intercep-tion for a score in a 1968 Sam Houston game with Sul Ross. Big plays by the Bearkat defense have set up scoring sprees in three wins. Interceptions by Tyrel Stokes, Sammy Webb IV and Trenier Orr powered the team to a 28-0 third quarter on the way to a 63-14 victory over Houston Baptist. Midway through the second quarter the score was tied 14-14. Stokes returned his interception 25-yards for a score. Sam Houston got a quick start in the 59-7 victory over Incarnate Word with three TDs in less than a two-minute span in the first quarter thanks to its defense. After a 66-yard Jared Johnson to Cory Avery scoring pass, interceptions by P. J. Hall and Mikell Everette set up short, quick scoring drives. In the second quarter, Collins Okotcha returned the Kats’ third interception of the night for a 60-yard score. Sam Houston led at half 52-0. In the 37-7 win over Nicholls, a first quarter interception by Torian Williams set up a two-play, 20-yard scoring drive in a 23-0 opening period for the Kats. In the third quarter, a forced fumble and recovery by P. J. Hall sparked a two-play 15-yard drive that gave the Kats a 37-0 lead. Williams also set up a short TD drive vs. Northwestern State with a fumble recovery at the Demon 20-yard line. In ten games this year, the defense has forced 47 three-and-out series ending with a punt. The turnovers caused by the Bearkat defense have resulted in 84 points. The Sam Houston defense has posted 77 tackles for 238 yards in yards. That includes 19 quarter-back sacks.

DEFENSIVE BIG PLAYS

l Sam Houston and Central Arkansas meet for the 10th time Saturday. The Bears hold a 5-4 edge in the series. The Bearkats have won only once in their four trips to Conway (in 2010 when freshman quarterback Brian Bell led the Kats to a 20-13 win).

l Sam Houston leads all Texas Division I football teams in victories during the last four seasons (since 2011). The Kats have won 52 games followed by Baylor 48; Houston 44; TCU 43; Texas A&M 41; Texas 34; Texas Tech 31; Rice 30 and Lamar 26.

l The Bearkat offense ranks No. 2 nationally in total yards (544.2) and first downs (280), No. 3 in scoring (44.0), No. 8 in third down conversion percentage (.481), No. 9 in rushing (264.1), No. 14 in net punting (38.19) and No. 15 in passing efficiency (149.53)

SATURDAY STORY LINES

Three wide receivers are piling up impressive career totals in the Sam Houston record book. LaDarius Brown is No. 2 in the Southland in receiving yards per game (68.1 average). The senior has 34 catches for 545 yards and five scores this fall. Brown has climbed to No. 14 in Sam Houston career receiving annals with 1,352 yards. His standout performances this season include four catches for 115 yards and a pair of 35-yard touchdowns in the victory over UIW and six grabs for 108 yards including a 64-yard score at ACU. Sophomore Yedidiah Louis stands No. 16 in the all-time standings with 1,308 career yards. A New Orleans native who moved to the Dallas area after Hurricane Katrina, he walked on at Sam Houston after playing at Richardson Berkner High School. Gerald Thomas moved up to the No. 18 spot in the 1,000-yard receiving club with a total of 1,253 yards. His 164 yards on eight receptions in the HBU victory included an 86-yard touchdown, the ninth longest passing play in Kat annals. Thomas is a transfer from the University of Colorado. Thomas made 18 receptions for 171 yards as a true freshman at Colorado in 2012.

WIDE RECEIVERS MOVING UP ON STAT CHARTS

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SOUTHLAND STANDINGS

KAT STAT RANKINGS

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TEAM RANKINGS Total NCAA SLCOFFENSE (Per Game) Scoring 44.0 2nd 1stRushing 264.1 9th 2ndPassing 280.1 15th 1stTotal Offense 544.2 2nd 1st3rd Down Pct. .481 8th 1stFirst Downs 280 2nd 1stNet Punting 38.19 14th 2ndPunt Returns 13.61 13th 2nd

BEARKAT CAREER TOTALS PATs Made Att. Pct. 2013 73 75 0.973 2014 67 69 0.971 2015 39 39 1.000 Total 179 183 0.978 FGs Made Att. Pct. Long 2013 8 11 0.727 45 2014 18 21 0.857 44 2015 5 9 0.556 48 Total 31 41 0.756 48 LaDARIUS BROWN Receiving Att Yds TD Long 2014 45 807 7 662015 32 515 5 64Total 77 1322 12 66 YEDIDIAH LOUIS Receiving Att Yds TD Long 2014 71 803 1 482015 37 505 3 63Total 108 1308 4 63 GERALD THOMAS Receiving Att Yds TD Long 2013 25 389 1 402014 20 265 6 392015 35 599 4 86Total 80 1253 11 55 P. J. HALL Defense TFL Yds Sacks Yds 2014 30 118 12 682015 12 54 7 37Total 42 172 19 105

JARED JOHNSON Rushing Att Yds TD Long 2013 30 132 0 18 2014 214 999 6 73 2015 75 427 5 24 Total 319 1558 11 73 Passing Com Att Int Yds TD2013 5 17 0 82 02014 260 453 12 3,054 212015 147 238 1 1,897 16Total 412 708 13 5033 37 Total GP Rush Pass Total 2013 10 132 82 214 2014 16 999 3054 4,053 2015 10 427 1897 2,324 Total 36 1558 5033 6591 JALEN OVERSTREET Rushing GP Att Yds TD Long2014 16 106 729 7 522015 9 116 640 5 51Total 25 222 1369 12 52

LACHLAN EDWARDS Punting No. Yards Avg. Long 2013 31 1,311 42.3 702014 80 3,525 44.1 592015 46 1,923 41.8 62Total 157 6,759 43.05 70 LUC SWIMBERGHE Scoring PAT FG Points 2013 73 8 97 2014 67 18 121 2015 39 5 54 Total 179 31 272

SERIES RECORD

Overall: Won 4, Lost 5In Huntsville: Won 3, Lost 2In Conway: Won 1, Lost 3

Recent Results: 2014 Home W 38 312013 Away L 31 492012 Away L 20 242011 Home W 31 102010 Away W 20 132009 Home W 17 142008 Away L 46 482007 Home L 14 352006 Home L 30 38

Sam Houston vs. Central Arkansas

l Central Arkansas defeated Sam Houston 49-31 in a wild game in the Bearkats’ most recent visit to Conway in 2013. The Bears jumped out to a 21-3 first quarter lead and were up 42-10 at intermis-sion. Quarterback Brian Bell lead a second half rally that saw Sam Houston cut the Bears’ margin to 42-31 with 14:04 to play.

l Australian punter Lachlan Edwards earned FCS All-America and All-Southland Conference honors last year after leading the league and ranking No. 15 nationally with a 43.1 average. Edwards stands as Sam Houston’s all-time punting leader with an average of 43.05 yards per punt.

l With Sam Houston rated No. 10 in the STATS FCS poll and Central Arkansas No. 25 in the NCAA Coaches poll, Saturday’s game marks the 38th time that the Bearkats and their foe have entered a game both ranked among the nation’s top 25. SHSU is 19-18 in those games.

l With 12 catches for 103 yards and a TD at Texas Tech, wide receiver Davion Davis from Hutto totaled the most catches ever by a Kat freshman in one game. The total was one short of the school record of 13 catches held by Jason Mathenia and Torrance Williams.

l Five of Sam Houston’s all-time top single game total offense performances have come in the past two seasons: 823 yards vs. HBU in 2014, 709 this year against the Huskies, 688 versus Northwestern State this month, 685 in the 2014 home opener against Alabama State and 637 yards in the 2015 in Lubbock against Texas Tech.

BEARKAT FOOTBALL NOTES

Team Conference SeasonMcNeese State ..........................................8-0 9-0Central Arkansas ......................................7-1 7-3SAM HOUSTON .........................................6-2 7-3Lamar ...........................................................4-4 5-5Incarnate Word .........................................4-4 5-5Stephen F. Austin .....................................4-4 4-6Southeastern Louisiana.........................3-5 4-6Northwestern State ................................3-5 3-7Abilene Christian .....................................3-6 3-7Nicholls........................................................2-6 2-8Houston Baptist .......................................0-7 2-8

SOUTHLAND SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOV. 19 Nicholls at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21Sam Houston at Central Arkansas, 6 p.m.Incarnate Word at Houston Baptist, 2 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State, 3 p.m.McNeese State at Lamar, 6 p.m.Abilene Christian at Northern Colorado, 3 p.m.

LAST WEEKSam Houston 59, Northwestern St. 21Abilene Christian 21, Southeastern Louisiana 17Lamar 28, Incarnate Word 21Central Arkansas 34, Nicholls 31Stephen F. Austin 55, Houston Baptist 20

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CAREER RUSHING

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Player .............................................Years Yards1 Timothy Flanders .......................2010-13 5,6642 Charles Harris ..............................1991-94 2,6883 McNeil Moore .............................1951-53 2,5784 Keshawn Hill ................................2011-14 2,5465 Tony January ...............................1978-82 2,3766 Curtis Thomas .............................1988-91 2,2857 Richard Sincere ..........................2010-12 2,2748 James Oliphant ..........................1973-76 2,2639 Joe Rauls .......................................1998-01 2,25510 Fred Reese ....................................1968-71 2,16011 Joe Vickers ....................................1971-74 2,13212 Jason Godfrey .............................2002-05 1,99013 Luther Turner ..............................1985-87 1,92514 Bennie Boles ................................1952-55 1,79215 Bennie Wylie................................1994-97 1,77316 Billy Arlen .....................................1964-66 1,71717 Eugene Lewis ..............................1969-71 1,69318 Chris Poullard ..............................2006-09 1,68519 Jack Kyle .......................................1949-51 1,67620 Joe Ed Lynn ..................................1963-65 1,66921 Bobby Grisham...........................1954-57 1,65522 Stevie Smith ................................2002-05 1,62923 James Shorts ...............................1985-88 1,61723 James Shorts ...............................1985-88 1,61724 JARED JOHNSON ................ 2013-15 1,55825 Bobby Baldwin ...........................1953-55 1,53426 Brian Bell .......................................2010-13 1,52927 David Kubiak ...............................1967-70 1,52728 Wayne Coleman .........................1993-96 1,52129 James Aston ................................2008-09 1,45230 JALEN OVERSTREET ........... 2014-15 1,36931 D. D. Terry .....................................2003-06 1,32832 J. J. Middleton .............................1984-87 1,29232 Robby Robinson ........................1975-78 1,28934 Elmore Armstrong .....................1995-98 1,18235 Roger Wiley ..................................1982 1,079

CAREER PASSING Player .............................................Years Yards1 Brian Bell .......................................2010-13 8,6552 Rhett Bomar ................................2007-08 5,5643 JARED JOHNSON ................ 2013-15 5,0334 Arthur Louis .................................1977-80 4,9025 Dustin Long .................................2004 4,5886 Reggie Lewis ...............................1984-87 4,2697 Ashley Van Meter .......................1989-92 3,8698 Lanny Dycus ................................1984-85 3,8439 Don Gottlob ................................1950-52 3,83210 Albert Bradley .............................1996-00 3,713

Player .............................................Years Yards1 Brian Bell .......................................2010-13 10,1842 JARED JOHNSON ................ 2013-15 6,5913 Rhett Bomar ................................2007-08 6,1604 Reggie Lewis ...............................1984-87 5,1505 Arthur Louis .................................1977-80 4,9336 Dustin Long .................................2004 4,5767 Don Gottlob ................................1950-52 4,200

CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE

Player .............................................Years Yards1 Matt Dominguez .......................1997-00 3,2732 Clay Lowry....................................1976-79 2,8333 Jonathon Cooper.......................1998-01 2,6174 Jason Mathenia ..........................2002-04 2,1065 Jarod Fuller ..................................2003-04 2,0116 Torrance Williams ......................2010-13 1,7077 Catron Houston..........................2006-08 1,7068 Kevin Pesak ..................................1994-97 1,6829 Keith Willis ....................................1984-87 1,66710 Ricky Eggleston ..........................1985-88 1,55511 Vincent Cartwright ...................2001-04 1,44912 Jason Madkins ............................2008-09 1,39213 Blake Martin ................................2004-07 1,38814 LaDARIUS BROWN .............. 2014-15 1,35215 Tony January ...............................1978-82 1,32816 YEDIDIAH LOUIS ................. 2014-15 1,30817 Justin Wells ..................................2005-08 1,27818 GERALD THOMAS ............... 2013-15 1,25319 Blake Vincent...............................1991-94 1,24220 Richard Sincere ..........................2010-13 1,21521 Trey Diller .....................................2011-12 1,19022 Sam Moore ..................................1981-82 1,15223 Chris Lucas ...................................2007-09 1,14924 Claude Stewart ...........................1989-92 1,12225 Keith Heinrich .............................1998-01 1,05026 Frankie Reescano ......................1978-80 1,01527 Corey Roberts .............................2002-05 1,006

CAREER SCORING

CAREER KICKING POINTS

Player .............................................Years Points1 Timothy Flanders .......................2010-13 4202 Miguel Antonio ..........................2010-12 3243 LUC SWIMBERGE ................ 2013-15 2724 Billy Hayes ....................................1985-88 258

CAREER PATS

CAREER FIELD GOALS

CAREER PUNTING

CAREER TACKLES FOR LOSS

5 Keshawn Hill ................................2012-14 246 Player .............................................Years Points1 Miguel Antonio ..........................2010-12 3242 LUC SWIMBERGHE .............. 2013-14 2723 Billy Hayes ....................................1985-88 2584 Marcus Hajdik .............................1992-96 1945 Joey Price .....................................2001-04 177

CAREER PASS RECEIVING

Player .............................................Years PATs1 LUC SWIMBERGHE .............. 2013-14 1792 Miguel Antonio ..........................2010-12 1713 Billy Hayes ....................................1985-88 1174 Lance Garner ...............................1992-96 88

5 Joey Price .....................................2001-04 87 Player .............................................Years FGs1 Miguel Antonio ..........................2009-12 512 Billy Hayes ....................................1985-88 473 Marcus Hajdik .............................1992-96 394 Mark Klein ....................................1989-91 385 LUC SWIMBERGHE .............. 2013-15 31

(Minimum 60 punts) ................Years Avg.1 LACHLAN EDWARDS .......... 2013-15 43.052 Ryan Klaus ....................................1995-98 42.153 Bart Bradley .................................1986-89 41.214 Matt Foster ...................................2010-12 40.72

Player .............................................Years TFL1 Andre Finley ................................1986-89 492 P. J. HALL ............................. 2014-15 423 Michael Bankston ......................1988-91 414 Reginald Reddick .......................1998-01 36 Will Henry .....................................2008-11 366 Bubba Thompson ......................1997-99 357 Dedrick Manigo .........................1994-96 338 Darius Taylor ................................2008-11 32

TOTAL OFFENSE Year Plays Yardsat Houston Baptist 2014 76 823Houston Baptist 2015 78 709Alabama State 2014 105 685Northwestern State 2015 77 668Texas Tech 2015 98 637 TOTAL PLAYS Year Plays YardsAlabama State 2014 105 685Southeastern La. 2008 102 588Central Arkansas 2013 98 488Texas Tech 2015 98 637Texas State 2008 97 553 RUSHING YARDS Year Yards Houston Baptist 2014 601 Tarleton State 2008 501 Eastern Washington 2013 450East Texas 1970 443 Montana State 2011 428 PASSING YARDS Year Yards McNeese State 2004 577 Stephen F. Austin 1999 546 Southeastern La. 2008 506 Eastern Washington 2004 483North Dakota St. 2009 482

SINGLE GAME RECORDS

CAREER TACKLES QB SACKS Player .............................................Years Sacks1 Andre Finley ................................1986-89 362 Michael Bankston ......................1988-91 19 P. J. HALL ............................. 2014-15 193 Stan Blinka ...................................1975-78 17 Lish Adams ..................................1986-88 17 Andrew Weaver ..........................2011-13 177 Eric January .................................1988-91 15 Greenwood Horn .......................1988-92 15

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SAM HOUSTON OVERTIMES

Overall: 2-5 Home: 1-2 Away 1-3First full season of overtime in

NCAA Division I college football in 1996

Date Final Score OTsNov. 30, 1991 Murfreesboro, Tenn.Middle Tennessee 20, Sam Houston 19 1 Score at end of regulation - 13-13 Started OT on offense

Oct. 11, 1997 Troy, Alabama Troy St. 13, Sam Houston 10 1 Score at end of regulation - 7-7 Started OT on offense

Nov. 19, 2005 San Marcos, TexasTexas State 26, Sam Houston 23 1 Score at end of regulaton - 20-20 Started OT on offense

Nov. 1, 2008 Huntsville, Texas Sam Houston 34, Stephen F. Austin 31 2 Score at end of regulation - 24-24 Started OT on offense

Nov. 15, 2008 Huntsville, Texas Southeastern Louisiana 30, Sam Houston 27 1 Score at end of regulation - 24-24 Started OT on offense

Nov. 22, 2008 Huntsville, TexasTexas State 48, Sam Houston 45 1 Score at end of regulation - 42-42 Started OT on offense

Oct. 30, 2010 Natchitoches, La.Northwestern St. 23, Sam Houston 20 2 Score at end of regulaton - 10-10 Started OT on defense

Sept. 24, 2011 Albuquerque, NMSam Houston 48, New Mexico 45 1 Score at end of regulation - 42-42 Started OT on defense

21 points Sam Houston 32, Southwest Texas 31 Huntsville, 11-22-1986 Bearkats trailed by 21 points with 13:29 to play

Sam Houston 36, Montana State 23 Bozeman, Montana 9-7-1991 Bearkats trailed by 21 just 9:24 into first quarter

20 points Sam Houston 24, A&M-Kingsville 23 Huntsville, 9-23-1995 Bearkats trailed by 20 points at halftime

Sam Houston 35, Eastern Washington 34 Cheney, Wash., 12-4-2004 Bearkats trailed by 20 with 14:54 to play

18 points Sam Houston 29, Texas State 28 San Marcos, 11-15-2007 Bearkats trailed by 18 points with 9:00 to play

BEARKAT COMEBACKS

2014 Season Record ....................................Won 11, Lost 5Conference Record/Finish ......................................7-1 / 1stLettermen Returning / Lost ..................................... 54 / 13 28 offense, 24 defense, 2 specialists returningStarters Returning / Lost ..............................................21 / 4 9 offense, 10 defense, 2 specialists returningBasic Offense ................................................................. MultipleBasic Defense ................................................................ Multiple

BEARKAT BREAKDOWN

Date Rank After Next GameAugust 6 3rd Preseason Poll Texas TechSept. 7 1st Texas Tech Open DateSept. 14 3rd Open Date LamarSept. 21 12th Lamar HBUSept. 28 12th Houston Baptist SFAOct. 5 11th SFA UIWOct. 12 9th UIW Abilene ChristianOct. 19 9th Abilene Christian NichollsOct. 26 8th Nicholls A&M-CommerceNov. 2 7th A&M-Commerce McNeeseNov. 9 13th McNeese NW St.Nov. 16 10th NW St. UCA

BEARKAT RANKING SUMMARY

Southland Conference Player of the Week

Offense Donavan Williams Sept 7 4 TDs vs. Texas TechSpecial Teams Gerald Thomas Oct. 5

78 yd punt return TD, 124 all-purpose yards vs. SFAOffense Jared Johnson Oct. 19

5 TD passes vs. Abilene Christian

WEEKLY HONORS

Kickoff Returned for a TouchdownBy SHSU Brandon Closner 82 yards vs. Montana State, 2011By Foe Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech 94 yards, 2015

Punt Returned for a TouchdownBy SHSU Yedidiah Louis 53 yards vs. SFA, 2015By Foe Perrish Fox, Oklahoma St.ate 49 yards, 2007

Blocked Punt for a TouchdownBy SHSU Robert Shaw 16 yards vs. McNeese State, 2011By Foe Robert Killebrew Texas, 2006

Blocked Field Goal for a TouchdownBy SHSU Kenneth Jenkins 60 yards vs. Southeastern La. 2012

Interception for a TouchdownBy SHSU Darion Flowers 90 yards vs. McNeese State 2015By Foe J. J. Gaines, Texas Tech 47 yards, 2015

Fumble Returned for a TouchdownBy SHSU A. J. Davis 27 yards vs. Abilene Christian, 2014By Foe Robert Torgerson 39 yards, Southern Utah, 2013

Defensive Two-Point ConversionBy SHSU Kenneth Jenkins vs. Texas Southern, 2012 Courtney Boston vs. Miss Valley, 2001By Foe Mike Ryan, Montana St., 1991

Blocked Point-After-TD AttemptBy SHSU P. J. Hall vs. Jacksonville State, 2014By Foe Omar Tebo, Lamar, 2015

Team Held ScorelessBy SHSU Sam Houston 76, Houston Baptist 0, 2014By Foe LSU 56, Sam Houston 0, 2014

Two or More Running Backs Gain 100 Yards By SHSU Donavan Williams (212) Cory Idlebird (138) Jalen Overstreet (130) vs. Houston Baptist, 2014

Safety ScoredBy SHSU vs. Nicholls 2015By Foe vs. McNeese State, 2002

THE LAST TIME

Sam Houston Won 19, Lost 18

SHSUYear Rank Opponent (Rank) Result1986 #11 Arkansas St. (#2) L 7-481991 #6 Northeast La. (#15) W 27-151991 #8 McNeese (#19) L 17-191991 #12 Middle Tenn. (#9) L 19-201994 #18 Stephen F. Austin (#24) L 6-182001 #15 Stephen F. Austin (#19) W 24-212001 #12 McNeese (#17) L 12-232001 #13 Northern Arizona (#15) W 34-312001 #13 Montana (#1) L 24-492004 #7 Stephen F. Austin (#12) W 31-282004 #3 Northwestern St. (#19) L 27-452004 #9 Western Kentucky (#3) W 54-242004 #9 Eastern Washington (#14) W 35-342004 #9 Montana (#7) L 13-342007 #14 North Dakota St. (#4) L 38-4120011 #12 McNeese (#24) W 38-142011 #1 Stony Brook (#22) W 34-272011 #1 Montana St. (#7) W 49-132011 #1 Montana (#5) W 31-282012 #1 North Dakota St. (#2) L 6-172012 #3 Central Arkansas (#21) L 20-242012 #6 McNeese (#21) W 45-102012 #5 Cal Poly (#12) W 18-162012 #5 Montana St. (#2) W 34-162012 #5 Eastern Washington (#4) W 45-422013 #5 North Dakota St. (#1) L 13-392013 #4 Eastern Washington (#2) W 49-342013 #2 McNeese (#9) L 23-312013 #4 Southeastern La. (#14) L 21-342013 #14 Southern Utah (#22) W 51-202013 #14 Southeastern La. (#7) L 29-302014 #17 Eastern Washington (#1) L 35-562014 #19 Southeastern La. (#9) W 21-172014 #19 Jacksonville St. (#3) W 37-262014 #19 Villanova (#5) W 34-312014 #19 North Dakota St. (#2) L 3-352015 #7 McNeese (#5) L 10-27

WHEN BOTH TEAMS RANKED

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ROWAN UNIVERSITYNew Jersey Athletic ConferenceYear W-L Conference Post Season 1993 11-2 1st Div. III Championship Game1994 6-3 1995 10-3-1 1st Div. III Championship Game1996 10-3 Div. III Championship Game1997 11-1 1st Div. III Semifinals1998 10-3 Div. III Championship Game1999 12-2 4-1 2nd Div. III Championship Game2000 7-2 5-1 2nd 2001 11-2 5-1 1st Div. III SemifinalsRecord at Rowan: Won 88, Lost 21, Tied 1 DELAWAREAtlantic 10 Conference2002 6-6 4-5 6th 2003 15-1 8-1 1st FCS National Champions2004 9-4 7-1 1st FCS Quarterfinals2005 6-5 3-5 3rd 2006 5-6 4-5 4th Colonial Athletic Association2007 11-4 5-3 3rd FCS Championship Game2008 4-8 2-6 5th 2009 6-5 4-4 4th 2010 12-3 6-2 1st FCS Championship Game2011 7-4 5-3 5th 2012 5-6 2-6 8th Record at Delaware: Won 86, Lost 52

SAM HOUSTONSouthland ConferenceYear W-L Conference Post Season 2014 11-5 7-1 1st FCS Semifinals2015 7-3 6-2Record at Sam Houston: Won 18, Lost 8

COACHING HONORS2010 AFCA National Coach of the Year Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Field Turf Coach of the Year2010 Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year2007 All-American Football Foundation Johnny Vaught Coach Award Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Yea2003 Frank Leahy Coach of the Year Award Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year2001 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Finalist New Jersey Athletic Conference Coach of the Year2000 Gloucester County Hall of Fame1997 New Jersey Athletic Conference Coach of the Year1995 New Jersey Athletic Conference Coach of the Year1993 Stan Lomax-Irving Marsh Div. III Coach of the Year

l NCAA FCS National Champions - 2003l NCAA FCS National Finalists - 2003, 2007, 2010l FCS Playoff Appearances - 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010l Division III National Finalists - 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999l Division III Playoffs - 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001

Phil LongoOffensive coordinatorRowan, 1992

Mike CollinsCo-Defensive coordinatorNortheast Louisiana, 1983

Brad SherrodCo-Defensive coordinatorDuke, 1993

Bart TatumOffensive LineAustin College, 1991

SAM HOUSTON STATE ASSISTANT COACHES

HEAD COACH K. C. KEELER OVERALL RECORD 192-81-1l Wins rank No. 20 among 597 head coaches at all NCAA levels (FBS, FCS, DII, DIII)l Ranks No. 78 in career victories in the history of college footballl Only football coach to take 3 different programs to an NCAA Final Fourl Won 33, Lost 11 in NCAA post-season playoff games (14-4 in FCS playoffs)l Most National Championship game appearances by any current football coach (8)l His teams have made 11 Final Four appearances in his 21 seasonsl Highest number of NCAA post-season wins among all active FCS head coachesl Highest playoff winning percentage by any current FCS head coachl Coached nine conference championship teams

Terence ArcherWide ReceiversMonmouth, 2001

Patrick ToneyDefensive secondarySoutheastern La., 2013

Phil PetitteDefensive LineGlassboro State, 1971

Matt PowledgeRunning Backs/Special TeamsSam Houston , 2009

Rodrique WrightDefensive EndsTexas, 2006

Kyle SeglerTackles/Tight EndsSam Houston, 2006

In his first season as head coach at Sam Houston State University, K. C. Keeler directed the Bear-kats to an 11-5 record, the Southland Conference championship and the program’s third NCAA FCS playoff semi-finals appearance in the past four seasons. During 21 years as a head football coach, Keeler has produced a record of 192 victories, only 81 losses and one tie. His teams at Rowan University, Delaware and Sam Houston State have combined for 12 NCAA post-season playoff appearances, eight conference championships and played in eight national championship games. Keeler was named as Sam Houston’s 15th head football coach on January 23, 2014. He has coached five National Football League draft picks including Super Bowl XLVII MVP quarterback Joe Flacco. He has tutored 76 All-America players and 21 student-athletes who have earned either national or district CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. As head coach at Delaware, Keeler rolled up an 86-52 record in 11 seasons from 2002 to 2012. His Fightin’ Blue Hens won the FCS national championship in 2003 and reached the national champion-ship game in 2007 and 2010. His squads won Atlantic 10 Conference titles in 2003 and 2004 and the Colonial Athletic Association championship in 2010. Delaware went 11-3 in the program’s four trips to the FCS playoffs. At Rowan University in Glassboro, N. J., Keeler produced an 88-21-1 record from 1993 to 2001 that included seven NCAA Division III playoff appearances including five trips to the National Champion-ship game. His teams posted a 21-7 record in NCAA Division III playoff action. Among Keeler’s coaching honors are selections as AFCA FCS National Coach of the Year, Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year and the All-America Football Foundation Johnny Vaught Head Coach Award. Keeler began his coaching career as an assistant at Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1981, then moved to Rowan University in 1986. He was named head coach at Rowan in 1993. The Profs won four New Jersey Athletic Conference championships and finished as runner-up in the league twice in Keeler’s nine seasons. Keeler was a four-sport letterman at Emmaus, Pa., High School. He earned all-league honors and was football team captain as a tight end and linebacker. He played linebacker for head coach Tubby Raymond at Delaware from 1978 to 1980, helping lead the Blue Hens to the 1979 NCAA Division II national championship. In 1980, he signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kurt Charles “K. C.” Keeler was born July 26, 1959, in Emmaus, Pa. He and his wife Janice are the parents of daughter Kate and son Jackson.

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2 0 1 5 S A M H O U S TO N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y F O O T B A L L S TAT I S T I C SRUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/GCory Avery 10 107 875 3 872 8.1 9 78 87.2Jalen Overstreet 9 116 654 14 640 5.5 5 51 71.1Jared Johnson 10 75 461 34 427 5.7 5 24 42.7Donavan Williams 6 59 260 19 241 4.1 7 47 40.2Ridgeway Frank 10 40 240 2 238 5.9 3 17 23.8Remus Bulmer 8 47 247 11 236 5.0 1 21 29.5Yedidiah Louis 9 3 23 0 23 7.7 1 9 2.6Don King III 9 6 16 4 12 2.0 1 9 1.3Total.......... 10 486 2813 172 2641 5.4 32 78 264.1Opponents...... 10 392 2248 305 1943 5.0 16 82 194.3

PASSING G Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/GJared Johnson 10 147-238-1 61.8 1897 16 86 189.7Jeremiah Briscoe 9 62-98-2 63.3 870 6 46 96.7Don King III 9 5-9-0 55.6 34 0 17 3.8Total.......... 10 214-345-3 62.0 2801 22 86 280.1Opponents...... 10 156-314-12 49.7 2006 17 77 200.6

RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/GYedidiah Louis 9 37 505 13.6 3 63 56.1Gerald Thomas 10 35 599 17.1 4 86 59.9LaDarius Brown 8 34 545 16.0 5 64 68.1Davion Davis 9 28 272 9.7 2 29 30.2Grant Finney 9 15 157 10.5 0 18 17.4Cory Avery 10 11 185 16.8 3 66 18.5Collin Rison 10 9 115 12.8 1 24 11.5Jalen Overstreet 9 8 63 7.9 0 23 7.0Josh Reynolds 8 7 116 16.6 0 41 14.5Derrick Edwards 4 7 76 10.9 0 18 19.0Tyler Scott 7 6 61 10.2 0 20 8.7Remus Bulmer 8 5 28 5.6 0 17 3.5Donavan Williams 6 5 11 2.2 1 8 1.8Ridgeway Frank 10 3 18 6.0 0 7 1.8Stephen Williams 10 2 34 17.0 1 25 3.4Total.......... 10 214 2801 13.1 22 86 280.1Opponents...... 10 156 2006 12.9 17 77 200.6

FIELD GOALS M-A Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg BlkLuc Swimberghe 5-9 55.6 0-0 0-1 4-5 1-2 0-1 48 0Tre Honshtein 3-5 60.0 0-0 2-3 1-1 0-1 0-0 31 0

|------ PATs ------|SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf PointsCory Avery 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 72Luc Swimberghe 0 5-9 39-39 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 54Donavan Williams 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48Jared Johnson 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 30Jalen Overstreet 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30LaDarius Brown 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30Gerald Thomas 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30Yedidiah Louis 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30Tre Honshtein 0 3-5 19-19 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 28Ridgeway Frank 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18Davion Davis 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12Darion Flowers 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6Stephen Williams 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6Collin Rison 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6Hayden Cagle 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6Total.......... 59 8-14 58-58 0-0 0 0-1 0 2 440Opponents...... 35 4-6 35-35 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 257

PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 50+ BlkdLachlan Edwards 46 1923 41.8 62 4 13 19 10 0Joseph Figenshaw 2 75 37.5 46 0 0 1 0 0Total.......... 48 1998 41.6 62 4 13 20 10 0Opponents...... 72 2891 40.2 64 6 26 19 14 1

PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD LongGerald Thomas 13 123 9.5 1 78Yedidiah Louis 4 112 28.0 1 53Josh Lyons 1 8 8.0 0 0Cory Avery 0 2 0.0 0 2Total.......... 18 245 13.6 2 78Opponents...... 14 85 6.1 0 21

SCORING 440 257 Points Per Game 44.0 25.7 Points Off Turnovers 91 21FIRST DOWNS 280 190 Rushing 143 91 Passing 122 80 Penalty 15 19RUSHING YARDAGE 2641 1943 Yards gained rushing 2813 2248 Yards lost rushing 172 305 Rushing Attempts 486 392 Average Per Rush 5.4 5.0 Average Per Game 264.1 194.3 TDs Rushing 32 16PASSING YARDAGE 2801 2006 Comp-Att-Int 214-345-3 156-314-12 Average Per Pass 8.1 6.4 Average Per Catch 13.1 12.9 Average Per Game 280.1 200.6 TDs Passing 22 17TOTAL OFFENSE 5442 3949 Total Plays 831 706 Average Per Play 6.5 5.6 Average Per Game 544.2 394.9KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 28-524 58-1152PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 18-245 14-85INT RETURNS: #-Yards 12-249 3-54KICK RETURN AVERAGE 18.7 19.9PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 13.6 6.1INT RETURN AVERAGE 20.8 18.0FUMBLES-LOST 17-10 14-4PENALTIES-Yards 62-571 69-575 Average Per Game 57.1 57.5PUNTS-Yards 48-1998 72-2891 Average Per Punt 41.6 40.2 Net punt average 38.2 35.1KICKOFFS-Yards 74-4359 50-3086 Average Per Kick 58.9 61.7 Net kick average 38.3 41.2TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:14 30:463RD-DOWN Conversions 75/156 47/148 3rd-Down Pct 48% 32%4TH-DOWN Conversions 9/18 5/17 4th-Down Pct 50% 29%SACKS BY-Yards 19-113 10-65MISC YARDS 0 -20TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 59 35FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 8-14 4-6ON-SIDE KICKS 0-2 0-1RED-ZONE SCORES (45-53) 85% (22-27) 81%RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (38-53) 72% (18-27) 67%PAT-ATTEMPTS (58-58) 100% (35-35) 100%

DATE OPPONENT RESULT SCORE ATT.9/5 at Texas Tech L 45-59 60,0739/19 LAMAR L 46-49 10,1169/26 HOUSTON BAPTIST W 63-14 9,01610/3 vs. Stephen F. Austin W 34-28 26,99010/10 INCARNATE WORD W 59-7 6,50810/17 at Abilene Christian W 49-21 8,76310/24 NICHOLLS W 37-7 5,10410/31 A&M-COMMERCE W 38-24 4,86211/7 at McNeese State L 10-27 10,50111/14 NORTHWESTERN STATE W 59-21 7,408

Sam Houston State 155 107 103 75 440Opponents 45 105 62 45 257

RECORD: OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUTRALALL GAMES 7-3-0 5-1-0 1-2-0 1-0-0CONFERENCE 6-2-0 4-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0

TEAM STATISTICS SHSU FOES

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

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KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD LongRidgeway Frank 14 305 21.8 0 31Gerald Thomas 6 79 13.2 0 28Yedidiah Louis 5 124 24.8 0 35Deon Hutchinson 2 0 0.0 0 0Davion Davis 1 16 16.0 0 16Total.......... 28 524 18.7 0 35Opponents...... 58 1152 19.9 1 94

INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Avg TD LongAlfonzo McMillian 2 27 13.5 0 27Darion Flowers 1 90 90.0 1 90P. J. Hall 1 2 2.0 0 2Andre Moseley 1 14 14.0 0 14Mikell Everette 1 31 31.0 0 31Adrian Contreras 1 0 0.0 0 0Trenier Orr 1 0 0.0 0 0Sammy Webb IV 1 0 0.0 0 0Collins Okotcha 1 60 60.0 1 60Tyrel Stokes 1 25 25.0 1 25Torian Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0Total.......... 12 249 20.8 3 90Opponents...... 3 54 18.0 1 47

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR Tot Avg/GCory Avery 10 872 185 2 0 1059 105.9Gerald Thomas 10 0 599 123 79 801 80.1Yedidiah Louis 9 23 505 112 124 764 84.9Jalen Overstreet 9 640 63 0 0 703 78.1Ridgeway Frank 10 238 18 0 305 561 56.1Total.......... 10 2641 2801 245 524 6460 646.0Opponents...... 10 1943 2006 85 1152 5240 524.0

TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/GJared Johnson 10 313 427 1897 2324 232.4Cory Avery 10 107 872 0 872 87.2Jeremiah Briscoe 9 115 -24 870 846 94.0Jalen Overstreet 9 116 640 0 640 71.1Total.......... 10 831 2641 2801 5442 544.2Opponents...... 10 706 1943 2006 3949 394.9

BLOCKED KICKS Opponent Player KickInccarnate Word Josh Lyons PuntA&M-Commerce P. J. Hall Field Goal

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

92 P. J. Hall 30 15 45 12-54 7-37 1-2 2 . 1-0 1 1 .46 A. J. Davis 26 16 42 3-9 2-2 . 2 1 . . . .91 Luis Carreno 24 16 40 8-17 1-8 . . 1 . 2 . .11 Myke Chatman 30 9 39 6-31 3-21 . 2 1 . 2 . .2 Mikell Everette 33 3 36 . . 1-31 7 . . 1 . .7 Trenier Orr 30 6 36 2-2 . 1-0 6 . . . . .37 Adrian Contreras 27 7 34 1-2 . 1-0 2 . 1-0 . . .22 Tristan Eche 25 9 34 3-6 . . 4 . . 1 . .40 Darion Flowers 23 11 34 1-2 . 1-90 1 . . . . .10 Alfonzo McMillian 27 5 32 2-6 . 2-27 2 . . . . .29 Andre Moseley 21 4 25 1-4 . 1-14 2 . . . . .45 Collins Okotcha 20 3 23 3-8 . 1-60 1 . . . . .98 Jacobi Hunter 14 7 21 5-9 . . . 1 . . . .26 Tyrel Stokes 15 6 21 2-2 . 1-25 1 . . . . .50 Kiel Heidman 12 8 20 4-16 1-6 . . . 1-0 1 . .68 James DeLaRosa 12 6 18 6-18 1-8 . 2 . . . . .96 Sione Latu 11 6 17 7-14 2-9 . . . . . . .2B Eric Agbaroji 10 5 15 2-2 . . 1 . . . . .3 Sammy Webb IV 8 5 13 2-11 1-10 1-0 1 . . . . .36 P. J. Giddens 11 1 12 . . . . . . . . .28 Anthony Johnson 8 3 11 . . . 2 . . . . .93 Kevon Hunter 5 5 10 . . . . . . . . .82 Stephen Williams 7 2 9 . . . . . . . . .54 Josh Hunt 4 5 9 1-3 . . . . . . . .27 Contereze Pierce 6 3 9 1-6 . . . . . . . .35 Cortland Fort 5 2 7 . . . 3 . . . . .32 Jevonte Cross 3 4 7 . . . . . . . . .53 Kevin Jackson 3 4 7 3-11 1-7 . . . . . . .

Total.......... 479 186 665 77-238 19-113 12-249 42 5 4-0 9 2 2 Opponents...... 560 209 769 56-170 10-65 3-54 25 5 10-9 9 . .

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RUSHING No-Yds/TD Tech Lamar HBU SFA UIW ACU NICH AMC McN NW ST Avery, Cory 107-872/9 7-69/0 5-28/0 3-55/0 13-62/1 7-91/1 6-98/1 5-40/1 24-125/3 22-107/0 15-197/2Overstreet, Jal 116-640/5 7-55/0 10-18/0 8-49/1 11-64/0 9-53/1 7-27/0 28-202/1 23-99/1 - 13-73/1Johnson, Jared 75-427/5 13-66/0 13-120/2 4-19/2 7-16/0 6-18/0 6-46/0 2-5/0 13-74/1 6-29/0 5-34/0Williams, Donav 59-241/7 12-99/4 16-28/1 5-17/0 12-45/1 14-52/1 - - - - -Frank, Ridgeway 40-238/3 1-14/1 - 2-8/0 1-6/0 - 10-38/0 11-52/1 1-4/0 6-49/0 8-65/1Bulmer, Remus 47-236/1 1-1/0 - 11-92/0 - 17-98/1 11-41/0 6-2/0 - 1-2/0 -Louis, Yedidiah 3-23/1 - 1-7/0 - - - - - - - 2-16/1King, Don 6-12/1 - - 2-5/0 - 2--3/0 1-9/1 1-1/0 - - -Hicks, Steven 4--2/0 - - - - 4--2/0 - - - - -

RECEIVING No-Yds/TD TTU LU HBU SFA UIW ACU NICH TAMUC MCN NWSTThomas, Gerald 35-599/4 - 4-112/1 8-164/2 4-49/0 5-63/0 2-23/0 - 4-48/0 2-66/0 6-74/1Brown, LaDarius 34-545/5 7-80/0 1-10/0 5-84/2 6-93/0 4-115/2 6-108/1 3-25/0 2-30/0 - -Louis, Yedidiah 37-505/3 3-11/0 6-151/1 6-63/0 7-87/0 2-26/0 - - 8-98/0 - 5-69/2Davis, Davion 28-272/2 12-103/1 1-10/0 - 2-21/0 1-14/0 2-25/1 2-22/0 4-36/0 2-18/0 2-23/0Avery, Cory 11-185/3 2-10/0 1--4/0 - - 1-66/1 3-47/2 - 1-19/0 2-34/0 1-13/0Finney, Grant 15-157/0 2-13/0 - 2-24/0 - 2-6/0 2-17/0 - - 4-58/0 3-39/0Reynolds, Josh 7-116/0 2-32/0 1-41/0 2-32/0 - 1-2/0 1-9/0 - - - -Rison, Collin 9-115/1 1-12/0 1-5/0 1-7/0 - - 2-40/1 - 3-30/0 1-21/0 -Edwards, Derric 7-76/0 5-60/0 2-16/0 - - - - - - - -Overstreet, Jal 8-63/0 - 1-5/0 1-9/0 1--3/0 - 1-5/0 - 1-6/0 - 3-41/0Scott, Tyler 6-61/0 - - 3-34/0 - 2-11/0 - - - - 1-16/0Williams, Steph 2-34/1 - - 1-25/1 - - - - - - 1-9/0Bulmer, Remus 5-28/0 1-1/0 2-7/0 1-17/0 - - - - - 1-3/0 -Frank, Ridgeway 3-18/0 - - 1-5/0 1-6/0 - 1-7/0 - - - -Hutchinson, Deo 1-13/1 - - - - - - 1-13/1 - - -Williams, Donav 5-11/1 1--2/0 4-13/1 - - - - - - - -Cagle, Hayden 1-3/1 - - - - - - 1-3/1 - - -

TOTAL TACKLES UA-A TOT TTU LU HBU SFA UIW ACU NICH AMC McN NWSTHall, P. J. 30-15 45 2-1 2-0 4-0 3-3 2-2 2-0 3-2 3-1 5-6 4-0Davis, A. J. 26-16 42 4-2 0-1 3-2 3-3 0-2 3-2 3-1 4-2 3-0 3-1Carreno, Luis 24-16 40 3-0 3-2 3-0 2-2 0-1 1-7 4-2 3-1 1-0 4-1Chatman, Myke 30-9 39 3-1 0-1 4-0 6-4 3-0 1-0 4-1 1-0 0-1 8-1Everette, Mikel 33-3 36 6-0 7-0 3-0 5-1 2-1 2-0 1-0 - - 7-1Orr, Trenier 30-6 36 2-0 5-0 3-0 3-0 2-1 5-1 1-1 - 4-1 5-2Flowers, Darion 23-11 34 1-1 2-2 2-0 - 1-1 4-2 2-0 3-0 5-4 3-1Eche, Tristan 25-9 34 7-1 4-3 - 2-0 1-1 3-0 - - 5-3 3-1Contreras, Adri 27-7 34 2-1 1-0 2-0 4-2 1-1 3-2 1-1 5-0 2-0 6-0McMillian, Alfo 27-5 32 2-0 3-2 - - 2-0 - 3-0 8-0 3-2 6-1Moseley, Andre 21-4 25 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 4-1 6-2 2-1 - 1-0 3-0Okotcha, Collin 20-3 23 1-0 - 3-1 3-1 1-0 7-0 3-0 0-1 2-0 -Hunter, Jacobi 14-7 21 1-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 - 2-4 -Stokes, Tyrel 15-6 21 - - 1-0 1-0 3-1 - 4-0 - 6-5 -Heidman, Kiel 12-8 20 1-1 - 2-1 - 1-4 - 3-1 1-1 1-0 3-0DeLaRosa, James 12-6 18 - 4-1 0-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 1-0 - - 2-1Latu, Sione 11-6 17 - - 4-1 0-1 0-2 1-0 3-1 1-0 2-1 -Agbaroji, Eric 10-5 15 2-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 - 4-0 - - - -Webb, Sammy 8-5 13 1-1 1-0 0-1 3-2 - 2-1 - 1-0 - -Giddens, P. J. 11-1 12 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 - - 2-0 1-0 3-0Johnson, Anthon 8-3 11 0-1 1-0 - - - 3-1 0-1 4-0 - -Hunter, Kevon 5-5 10 - - 1-0 - 0-3 - - - 1-1 3-1

PASSING#15 Johnson, Jared Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack YdsTexas Tech 28 18 1 64.3 144 0 17 1 6Lamar 25 15 0 60.0 235 2 55 0 0Houston Baptist 22 17 0 77.3 240 2 86 0 0UIW 9 8 0 88.9 168 2 66 1 10Abilene Christian 24 17 0 70.8 250 5 64 0 0Nicholls 13 7 0 53.8 63 2 20 0 0A&M-Commerce 38 23 0 60.5 267 0 63 0 0McNeese 30 12 0 40.0 200 0 53 0 0Northwestern St 32 21 0 65.6 275 3 24 0 0TOTALS 238 147 1 61.8 1897 16 86 2 16

#16 Briscoe, Jeremi Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack YdsTexas Tech 24 18 1 75.0 176 1 29 1 1Lamar 19 9 0 47.4 131 1 46 2 13Houston Baptist 16 13 1 81.2 207 3 38 0 0Stephen F. Austin 19 12 0 63.2 198 0 35 0 0UIW 10 6 0 60.0 118 1 35 2 13Abilene Christian 6 3 0 50.0 31 0 14 1 8Nicholls 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0Northwestern St 1 1 0 100.0 9 0 9 0 0TOTALS 98 62 2 63.3 870 6 46 8 49

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BEARKAT OFFENSIVE TWO-DEEP QB 15 Jared Johnson 6-1 215 Jr Grand Prairie 16 Jeremiah Briscoe 6-3 215 So HoustonRB 6 Cory Avery 5-10 195 So Dallas 5 Jalen Overstreet 6-2 210 Jr TatumLWR 25 Gerald Thomas 5-10 180 Sr Plano 81 Chance Nelson 5-10 170 Jr BaytownSlot 9 Yedidiah Louis 5-8 180 So New Orleans, La. 19 Josh Reynolds 5-10 180 Sr AxtellRWR 17 Grant Finney 5-10 170 So Allen 82 Stephen Williams 5-9 190 Sr Round RockSlot 14 Davion Davis 5-11 175 Fr Hutto 84 Hayden Cagle 6-7 235 Fr BudaTE 44 Deon Hutchinson 5-11 250 Jr Giddings 86 Collin Rison 6-4 235 Fr CoppellLT 74 Donald Jackson III 6-2 290 Sr Kilgore 66 Mitchell Watanabe 6-3 340 Fr San AntonioLG 77 Tyler Tezeno 6-4 317 So Spring 70 Curtis Riser 6-4 320 Jr DeSotoC 56 Zachary Stevens 6-1 290 Sr Cypress 64 Parker Murry 6-2 285 Jr PlanoRG 52 Bridge Blount 5-10 295 So Huntsville 75 Forrest Reedy 6-4 310 So HuntsvilleRT 51 Sam Hardy 6-3 290 Jr West Hills, Calif 66 Mitchell Watanabe 6-3 340 Fr San Antonio

BEARKAT DEFENSE H 91 Luis Carreno 6-2 240 Jr Coppell 50 Kiel Heidman 6-1 225 Sr HoustonNT 98 Jacobi Hunter 6-1 320 So Houston 93 Kevon Hunter 5-10 280 Jr HoustonDT 96 Sione Latu 6-0 285 Jr Euless 68 James DeLaRosa 6-1 280 Jr Fort WorthE 92 P. J. Hall 6-1 280 So Seguin 33 Jacorey Washington 6-0 265 Jr AldineWLB 45 Collins Okotcha 6-1 225 Fr Coppell 11 Myke Chatman 6-2 230 Jr SealyMLB 22 Tristan Etch 5-10 215 Sr Waco 46 A. J. Davis 5-11 220 So KilgoreBC 2 Mikell Everette 5-11 185 Sr Covington, Wa. 35 Cortland Fort 6-0 185 Jr Etiwanda, Calif.FC 7 Trenier Orr 5-11 180 Jr Orlando, Fla. 28 Anthony Johnson 6-0 202 Fr CiboloB 40 Darion Flowers 6-0 195 Jr Tyler 3 Sammy Webb IV 5-10 185 Jr BenbrookWS 29 Andre Moseley 5-10 175 Sr Wylie 26 Tyrel Stokes 6-0 175 Jr KilleenFS 10 Alfonzo McMillian 6-0 210 So Oklahoma City 37 Adrian Contreras 5-10 175 Fr Georgetown

BEARKAT SPECIALISTS P 49 Lachlan Edwards 6-5 215 Sr Hastings, Australia 42 Joseph Figenshaw 6-1 205 So RosenbergK 39 Tre Honshtein 6-0 185 Fr Georgetown 59 Daniel Gomez 5-7 215 Fr SpringH 8 Don King III 6-2 215 Jr Waxahachie

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DS 58 Jessie Harris 6-1 235 Jr Kilgore 84 Hayden Cagle 6-7 245 Fr BudaPR 25 Gerald Thomas 5-10 180 Sr The Colony 9 Yedidiah Louis 5-8 180 So New Orleans, La.KR 25 Gerald Thomas 5-10 180 Sr The Colony 1 Ridgeway Frank 5-9 180 Sr Spring

OFFENSE WR/TE OT OG C OG OT QB RB WR WR SlotTexas Tech Hutchinson Jackson Riser Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Williams Brown L Thomas LouisLamar Hutchinson Jackson Tezeno Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Williams Brown L Thomas LouisHBU Hutchinson Jackson Tezeno Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Williams Brown L Thomas LouisSFA Davis Jackson Tezeno Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Williams Brown L Thomas LouisUIW Hutchinson Jackson Riser Stevens Blount Hardy Briscoe Williams Brown L Thomas LouisACU Hutchinson Jackson Riser Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Avery Brown L Thomas LouisNicholls Hutchinson Jackson Riser Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Avery Brown L Thomas LouisAMC Davis Jackson Riser Murry Blount Hardy Johnson Overstreet Brown L Thomas LouisMcNeese Hutchinson Jackson Riser Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Avery Finney Thomas LouisNW St. Hutchinson Jackson Tezeno Stevens Blount Hardy Johnson Avery Finney Thomas Louis

DEFENSE H NT DT DE LB LB BC FC B WS FSTexas Tech Adebo Hunter J Latu Hall Chatman Eche Everette Orr Flowers Agbaroji McMillianLamar Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Chatman Eche Everette Orr Flowers Agbaroji McMillianHBU Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Chatman Eche Everette Orr Flowers Agbaroji ContrerasSFA Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Okotcha Eche Everette Orr Flowers Agbaroji ContrerasUIW Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Okotcha Eche Everette Orr Flowers Agbaroji McMillianACU Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Okotcha Eche Everette Orr Flowers Moseley McMillianNicholls Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Okotcha Davis Everette Orr Flowers Moseley McMillianAMC Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Okotcha Davis Moseley Johnson Flowers Contreras McMillianMcNeese Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Okotcha Eche Everette Orr Flowers Moseley McMillianNW St. Carreno Hunter J Latu Hall Chatman Eche Everette Orr Flowers Moseley McMillan

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1 Ridgeway Frank ............................................. RB 5-9 180 Sr-3L Spring / Spring 2 Mikell Everette .............................................. CB 5-11 185 Sr-1L Covington, Wash. / Covington (Pima)3 Sammy Webb IV............................................. CB 5-10 185 Jr-1L Benbrook / Arlington Heights5 Jalen Overstreet ............................................ RB 6-2 210 Jr-1L Tatum / Tatum (Texas)6 Cory Avery ..................................................... RB 5-10 195 So-Tr Dallas / Carter (Kansas)7 Trenier Orr ..................................................... CB 5-11 180 Jr-1L Orlando, Fla. / Ocoee (Cincinnati)8 Don King III ....................................................QB 6-2 215 Jr-2L Waxahachie / Waxahachie 9 Yedidiah Louis .............................................. WR 5-8 180 So-1L New Orleans, La / Richardson Berkner 10 Alfonzo McMillian ............................................S 6-0 210 So-1L Oklahoma City / Millwood 11 Myke Chatman .............................................. LB 6-2 230 Jr-1L Sealy / Sealy (Baylor)12 Cole Martin ....................................................QB 6-3 215 Fr-RS Cypress / Cy Ranch 13 Duran Workman ...............................................S 6-0 200 Sr-Tr Charleston, W. Va. (Nevada)14 Davion Davis ................................................. WR 5-11 175 Fr-HS Hutto / Hutto 15 Jared Johnson ...............................................QB 6-1 215 Jr-2L Grand Prairie / South Grand Prairie 16 Jeremiah Briscoe ...........................................QB 6-3 215 So-Tr Houston / Stratford (UAB)17 Grant Finney ................................................. WR 5-10 170 So-1L Allen / Allen 18 Luc Swimberghe .............................................. K 6-0 190 Jr-2L Tyler / Lindale 19 Josh Reynolds ............................................... WR 5-10 180 Sr-1L Axtell / Axtell 20 Dedrick Brooks .............................................. CB 5-10 170 Sr-Sq Diana / New Diana21 Daniel Adams ................................................ CB 6-0 180 Fr-HS Jasper / Jasper 22 Tristan Eche ................................................... LB 5-10 215 Sr-2L Waco / Waco 23 Eric Agbaroji .....................................................S 6-1 210 Sr-1L Midlothian / Midlothian (Boise State)24 Montria Brown .............................................. CB 5-10 170 Fr-RS Fresno / Hightower25 Gerald Thomas ............................................. WR 5-10 180 Sr-2L New Orleans, La. / Colony (Colorado)26 Tyrel Stokes ......................................................S 6-0 175 Jr-2L Killeen / Harker Heights27 Contereze Pierce ..............................................S 5-9 180 Sr-1L Jonesboro, Ga. / Jonesboro (Highland)28 Anthony Johnson .......................................... CB 6-0 202 Fr-HS Cibolo / Steele 29 Andre Moseley..................................................S 5-10 175 Sr-1L Wylie / Wylie 30 Steven Hicks .................................................. RB 5-10 210 Jr-1L Mesquite / Poteet31 Carlos Teal .........................................................S 5-11 170 So-Sq Diboll / Diboll 32 Jevonte Cross ................................................. LB 6-1 230 Jr-Tr Tulsa, Ok. / East Central (Northeastern Okla.)

67 Torian Williams .............................................. DL 6-1 250 Fr-HS Missouri City / Ridge Point 68 James DeLaRosa ............................................ DT 6-1 280 Jr-2L Fort Worth / Brewer 70 Curtis Riser .................................................... OG 6-4 320 Jr-Tr DeSoto / DeSoto (Texas)72 Wyatt Pennington ......................................... OL 6-4 300 Fr-RS Tulsa, Okla. / Catoosa 73 Brandon DeWitt ............................................. OL 6-3 285 Jr-2L Lawton, Okla. / Lawton 74 Donald Jackson III ......................................... OL 6-2 280 Sr-3L Kilgore / Kilgore 75 Forrest Reedy ................................................ OL 6-4 310 So-1L Huntsville / Huntsville 76 Dorian Brown ................................................ OL 6-3 290 Fr-RS Mansfield / Timberview 77 Tyler Tezeno ................................................... OL 6-4 317 So-Tr Spring / Klein Collins (West Virginia)78 Roby Pennartz ............................................... OL 6-3 280 So-1L Fort Worth / Brewer 79 Samuel Spencer ............................................. OL 6-4 300 Fr-RS Dallas / Samuell 80 Shyon Motlagh ............................................. WR 6-2 195 Jr-1L Rockwall / Rockwall 81 Chance Nelson .............................................. WR 5-10 170 Jr-2L Baytown / Sterling (Texas A&M)82 Stephen Williams .......................................... WR 5-9 190 Sr-3L Round Rock / Stoney Point 83 Tyler Scott ..................................................... WR 5-9 165 So-Sq Red Oak / Red Oak 84 Hayden Cagle .................................................TE 6-7 245 Fr-RS Buda / Hays 85 LaDarius Brown ............................................ WR 6-2 215 Sr-1L Waxahachie / Waxahachie (TCU)86 Collin Rison .....................................................TE 6-4 235 Fr-HS Coppell / Ranch View87 Jordan Ingram .............................................. WR 5-10 175 Fr-Tr Dallas / Carter (SMU)89 Daegen Fowler ...............................................TE 6-3 230 Fr-HS Lago Vista / Lago Vista 91 Luis Carreno ................................................... DE 6-2 240 Jr-2L Coppell / Coppell 92 P. J. Hall .......................................................... DE 6-1 280 So-1L Seguin / Seguin 93 Kevon Hunter................................................. DL 6-0 280 Jr-Tr Houston / Cy Falls (West Texas A&M)94 Steve York ...................................................... DE 6-2 270 Jr-2L Huntsville / Huntsville 95 Quinten Jackson ............................................ DE 6-3 250 Fr-RS Houston / Eisenhower 96 Sione Latu ...................................................... DT 6-0 285 Jr-2L Euless / Trinity 97 Codie Brooks ................................................. DE 6-1 250 So-Tr Seguin / Seguin (UTSA)98 Jacobi Hunter ................................................ DT 6-1 320 So-1L Houston / Cy Falls (California)99 Darron Harris ................................................. DE 6-2 225 So-Sq Arlington / Arlington

33 Jacorey Washington ...................................... DE 6-0 265 Jr-1L Aldine / Aldine 34 Remus Bulmer ............................................... RB 5-7 173 Fr-HS Missouri City / Ridge Point 35 Cortland Fort ................................................. CB 6-0 185 Jr-Tr Etiwanda, Calif. / Etiwanda (Riverside City) 36 P. J. Giddens .....................................................S 5-9 180 Fr-RS Coldspring37 Adrian Contreras ..............................................S 5-10 175 Fr-HS Georgetown / East View38 Roclan Drain ...................................................TE 6-4 280 Jr-1L Chatfield / Corsicana39 Tre Honshstein ................................................ K 6-1 185 Fr-HS Georgetown / East View 40 Darion Flowers .............................................. CB 6-0 195 Jr-2L Tyler / John Tyler42 Joseph Figenshaw ........................................... P 6-1 205 So-Tr Rosenberg / Lamar (Sequoias) 43 Jonathan Johnson ......................................... DE 6-3 237 Fr-HS Tulsa, Okla. / East Central 44 Deon Hutchinson ...........................................TE 6-0 250 Jr-2L Giddings / Giddings (Lon Morris)45 Collins Okotcha ............................................. LB 6-1 225 Fr-RS Coppell / Coppell 46 A. J. Davis ....................................................... LB 5-11 220 So-1L Kilgore / Kilgore 47 Josh Lyons .......................................................TE 6-0 250 Sr-2L Copperas Cove / Copperas Cove (Navarro)49 Lachlan Edwards ............................................. P 6-5 215 Sr-2L Hastings, Australia 50 Kiel Heidman ................................................. LB 6-1 225 Sr-Sq Houston / Clear Lake (Blinn)51 Sam Hardy ..................................................... OL 6-3 290 Jr-Tr West Hills, Calif. / Chaminade Prep (Wyoming)52 Bridge Blount ................................................ OL 5-10 290 Jr-2L Huntsville / Huntsville 53 Kevin Jackson ................................................ LB 5-11 230 Sr-3L Cypress / Tomball 54 Josh Hunt ....................................................... LB 6-1 225 Sr-Sq Duncanville55 Carter Starcke ................................................ LB 5-10 205 Fr-HS The Woodlands / The Woodlands56 Zachary Stevens ............................................ OL 6-1 290 Sr-3L Cypress / Fairbanks 57 Bryson Wallace .............................................. LB 6-0 215 Fr-HS Mansfield / Lake Ridge 58 Jessie Harris ...................................................DS 6-1 235 Jr-Tr Kilgore / Leveretts Chapel (Kilgore)59 Daniel Gomez .................................................. K 5-7 215 Fr-RS Spring / Spring61 Matt Blevins ................................................... DL 6-4 285 So-Tr Santa Fe / Santa Fe (Wayland Baptist)62 Eric David ....................................................... OL 6-4 265 Fr-HS Richmond / Foster 63 Tyler Edwards ................................................ DL 6-4 280 Fr-HS Buna / Buna 64 Parker Murry .................................................. OL 6-2 85 Jr-1L Plano / Plano West 65 Ryne Yost ........................................................ OL 6-5 290 Jr-1L Lawton, Okla. / Senior66 Mitchell Watanabe ........................................ OL 6-3 340 Fr-HS San Antonio / Brennan

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