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Florida Atlantic University Football is on the Move to Conference USA

Andrae Kirk, Jr, LB

William Dukes, Jr, WR

Travis Jones, Sr, Returner

Florida Atlantic Quick Facts


General Information
Coaching Staff
Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carl Pelini Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Youngstown 89 2011 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9 2011 Conference Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6 Record at FAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9 Years as a Collegiate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . .2nd Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9 Bowl Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-297-1094

Team Information
Letterwinners Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Offensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Special Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Letterwinners Offensive . . . . Defensive . . . . Specialty . . . . Lost .... .... .... ....... ........ ........ ........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Assistant Coaches

Starters Returning Offensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Specialty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

School Name . . . . . . . . . . .Florida Atlantic University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boca Raton, FL Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1961 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30,000 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Owls Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue & Red Home Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FAU Stadium Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29,419 Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Natural Grass First Year of Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 National Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA 1-A Basic Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spread Basic Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Multiple Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Conference USA President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Mary Jane Saunders Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pat Chun Department Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-297-3710

2013 Schedule

Media Information

Defensive Coor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pete Rekstis Offensive Coor./QB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Wright Recruiting Coor./WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Sims Defensive Line/Special Teams Coor. . .Matt Edwards Tight Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jared Allen Linebackers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jovan DeWitt Running Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kerry Dixon II Offensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Luke Meadows Defensive Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ross Watson Defensive GA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jesse Rack Offensive GA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jimmy Rogers On-Campus Recruiting Coor. . . . .Heather Henderson

Support Staff
Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Burnside Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Nichols Football Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Knips Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jack Pelini

SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Katrina McCormack Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-297-3163 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-251-5588 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kmccormi@fau.edu Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.fausports.com Press Box Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561-251-5588 Mailing Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777 Glades Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boca Raton, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33431 Overnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .same

Date 08/30 09/07 09/14 09/21 09/28 10/05 10/12 10/26 11/02 11/16 11/23 11/30

Opponent at Miami at East Carolina at USF vs. Middle TN at Rice at UAB vs. Marshall at Auburn vs. Tulane at Southern Miss vs. New Mexico State vs. FIU

Location Miami, FL Greenville, NC Tampa, FL Boca Raton, FL Houston, TX Birmingham, AL Boca Raton, FL Auburn, AL Boca Raton, FL Hattiesburg, MS Boca Raton, FL Boca Raton, FL

Returning Statistical Leaders


Passing Stephen Curtis Att-Cmp-Int 10-4-0 Yds 37 Tds 0 Eff. 71.1 TD 4 2 5

FG/PATs FG PATs Mitch Anderson 7-14 23-24 Tackles Adarius Glanton Andrae Kirk Solo 39 24

Lg 53 Asst 36 46

Punting Sean Kelly Tot 75 70 Int 2-44 0-0

No. 68 Sacks 1.0-9 0-0

Yds 2711

Avg 39.9

Lg 68

TFL (YDS) 5.5-19 4.0-5

Receiving No Yds William Dukes 63 979 Daniel McKinney 48 497 Nexon Dorvilus 30 301 *seven return who have at least 1 TD

Avg Avg/GM 15.5 81.6 10.4 41.4 10.0 25.1 catch

Statistical Leaders Lost


Passing Graham Wilbert Receiving Byron Handerson Att-Cmp-Int Yds 405-261-6 2819 No 27 Att Yds 344 Yds Tds 18 Eff 134.6 TD 2 Avg Avg/GM 12.7 28.7 Avg TD

Rushing Jonathan Wallace Damian Fortner Martese Jackson Punt Returns Travis Jones Kick Returns Travis Jones

Att 175 90 48 Att 19 Att 11

Yds 673 323 227 Yds 151 Yds 221

Avg 61.2 29.4 28.4 Avg 7.9 Avg 20.1

TD 6 3 1 TD 0 TD 0 Lg 48 Lg 35

Rushing None Tackles Brent Harstad David Hinds

Solo 61 39

Asst 42 41

Tot 103 80

Int 0-0 0-0

Sacks 1.0-16 1.0-4

TFL (YDS) 3.0-20 6.5-17

Carl Pelini
Head Coach, 2nd Season

Carl Pelini was named head coach of Florida Atlantic University's football team on December 5, 2011. As the second head coach in the FAU program's 11-year existence, Pelini brought to its helm an intellectual thinker whose coaching experience ranges from serving as a top assistant at one of the most storied collegiate programs in the country, to rebuilding programs and teaching the game of football at the high school level. In his first season, Pelini focused on shifting the culture of football on Florida Atlantic's campus. He began with individual accountability and all while making the change in both the offensive and defensive schemes. The results were evident at season's end with a national rank improvement of more than 20 spots in scoring defense, punt returns, turnover margin (+35) and sacks allowed. A direct reflection of the efforts made towards individual accountability was in the area of penalties. The Owls improved from a 2011 national rank of 117 (68.17) in fewest penalty yards per game to No. 64 (51.15). Pelini successfully mixed the returning players with newcomers that were instrumental in the shift. He and his staff's efforts to take advantage of the on-campus stadium also came to fruition each home Saturday with an average of 300+ unofficial visitors and the strongest recruiting class, both

academically and athletically in the program's history. ond-lowest output of the year. Pelini came to Boca Raton after serving four seasons Individually, linebacker Lavonte David was among as the University of Nebraska's defensive coordinator, a four Blackshirts to contend for a major national award in defense that was ranked as the best in the nation for a time 2011. David accumulated 122 tackles in 2011, and in two during his tenure. In combined totals from 2009-11, seasons under Pelini's direction, he set the school record Nebraska ranked second nationally in pass efficiency for most tackles by a two-year player, while becoming the defense, fifth in passing yards allowed per game, seventh fifth player in Husker history to boast back-to-back 100in scoring defense and No. 10 in total defense. Pelini's role tackle seasons. The Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, David in the Huskers' defensive dominance was recognized, as he ranked fifth in Nebraska history with 274 career tackles, was a nominee for the Frank Broyles Assistant Coach was a finalist for the Butkus Award, and a semifinalist for Award in both 2009 and 2010, and finished among the top- both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Lott Trophy. five each year. The selection of both David and Dennard as Big Ten During his last two years as defensive coordinator at players of the year in their positions came on the heels of a Nebraska, Pelini's defense produced six All-Americans, Husker winning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in two first-round NFL Draft picks and two conference defen- both 2009 (Ndamukong Suh) and 2010 (Prince sive players of the year. In four seasons as Nebraska's Amukamara). In 2011, a total of seven Husker defenders defensive coordinator, four defensive players earned twoearned first, second, or honorable-mention All-Big Ten time first team all-conference honors - defensive tackles honors. Ndamukong Suh (2008-09) and Jared Crick (2009-10); The 2010 Blackshirts finished No. 11 nationally in cornerback Prince Amukamara (2009-10); and linebacker total defense and ranked in the top 10 in pass efficiency Lavonte David (2010-11). Nebraska also had five firstdefense (third), passing yards allowed (fifth) and scoring team all-conference defensive backs in the past three sea(ninth). After leading the nation in scoring defense and sons. pass efficiency defense in 2009, the 2010 unit achieved its In 2011, the "Blackshirts" had to overcome the loss of lofty rankings despite the loss of three starters selected in three all-conference players, three 2011 NFL Draft picks the first four rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft. and two coaches. Injuries bit the Huskers in 2011 when they lost the services of 2011 The Pelini File Big Ten Defensive Back of the 2012 Head Coach, Florida Atlantic University Year Alfonzo Dennard prior to 2011 Defensive Coordinator, University of Nebraska the season opener and 2010 All- 2008-10 Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator and Line Coach, University of Nebraska American Jared Crick for the 2005-07 Assistant Coach/Defensive Line, Ohio University 2004 Assistant Coach Defensive Coordinator/Line, Minnesota State University season in October. Despite the 2003 Graduate Assistant (defense), University of Nebraska challenges, Nebraska ranked 2000-02 Head Coach, Austintown Fitch High School (Ohio) among the nation's top-25 in pass defense and pass efficiency 1995-99 Head Coach and Athletics Director, Winnetonka High School (Kansas) 1993-94 Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Blue Valley High School (Kansas) defense. Nebraska held six 1991 Restricted Earnings Coach (defense), Kansas State University opponents to 14 points or less, 1989-89 Graduate Assistant (defense), Kansas State University including holding three oppo1987-88 Assistant Coach, Cardinal Mooney High School (Ohio) nents to their season-low point total and a fourth to their sec-

Pelini spent 2004 as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Minnesota State Mankato, under head coach Jeff Jamrog, a former Husker player and assistant coach. Pelini helped the Mavericks to a 6-5 record after a winless season the previous year. Prior to this, Pelini spent the 2003 season as Nebraska's defensive graduate assistant, where he worked with the defensive line and helped Nebraska to rank No. 2 nationally in scoring defense and takeaways and 11th in total defense. As the head coach at Austintown Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio from 2000 to 2002, Pelini rebuilt a program that had not had a winning season for eight years before his arrival. His coaching efforts culminated with a 6-4 record in 2002. Pelini previously was the head coach and athletic director at Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1996 to 2000, and also served as the defensive coordinator at Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kan. Pelini played two seasons at Columbia University in New York, before transferring to Youngstown State

University in Youngstown, Ohio, where he earned his bachelor's degree in English literature in 1989. He was a defensive graduate assistant on Bill Snyder's staff at Kansas State University throughout the 1989 and 1990 seasons, and then served as a restricted earnings coach in 1991. He also received a master's degree in journalism from KSU in 1991 and a master's degree in education from Ohio State University in 1993. Playing Experience 1983-84 Columbia University

Pelini produced a first-round draft pick for the second straight-year when Amukamara was the 19th overall player selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. Amukamara was also the 2010 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, marking the second straight season a Husker took home the honor. David was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, while a leaguehigh five Huskers were first-team All-Big 12 selections. Two more earned second-team accolades and two others were honorable-mention picks. Nationally, four Blackshirts were named first-or second-team All-Americans by at least one organization. In 2009, the Huskers led the nation in scoring defense, pass efficiency defense and red zone defense, and was ranked in the top 10 nationally in sacks, rushing defense and total defense. Nebraska surrendered just 10.4 points per game, posted two shutouts and allowed only two opponents to reach 20 points. Nebraska held eight opponents to 10 or fewer points, including seven in single digits. Six of Nebraska's 14 opponents failed to score an offensive touchdown against the Blackshirts, while each of the team's opponents failed to reach their season average in points and only one reached its average in total offense. Ndamukong Suh was the second overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft after being named a Heisman Trophy finalist and the winner of the Associated Press National Player of the Year; Bronko Nagurski Trophy; Rotary Lombardi Award; Outland Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award. Suh was second on the Nebraska career chart in tackles for loss, including a school-record tying seven TFL in the Big 12 Championship Game. Defensive tackle Jared Crick set the school record with 5.0 sacks at Baylor University, while Matt O'Hanlon intercepted a school-record tying three passes against the University of Oklahoma. In Pelini's first season in 2008, the Nebraska defense finished second in the Big 12 in total defense and ranked among the top 25 nationally in rushing defense. In the process, Nebraska allowed 127 fewer yards per game than in 2007. Pelini joined the Nebraska staff after three seasons on Frank Solich's coaching staff at Ohio University. He played a vital role in helping the Bobcats turn around their football program, including a nine-win season and bowl game in 2006. Those marks were firsts for the university since the 1968 campaign. The Bobcat defense continued the turnaround the following season, ranking in the top 30 nationally in scoring and total defense in 2007.

The staff
Brian Wright Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Coaching Experience 2012 - Florida Atlantic (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2009-11 Montana State (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2005-2009 Youngstown State (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2001-2004 Youngstown State (Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks) 1999-2000- Walsh (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 1998 Walsh (Assistant Coach/WR) 1997 Youngstown State (Graduate Assistant/WR) 1995-96 Walsh University (Graduate Assistant) At FAU Brian Wright came to FAU in January of 2012. Aside from the rapid approaching signing day and helping Carl Pelini put together the offensive coaching staff, Wright faced the task of converting FAU to an up-tempo attack as opposed to the pro-style which had been the Owls mainstay since inception. To make his task more difficult, he would move to do so with just three-starting newcomers. By game two the starting quarterback position was solidified. Wright and the offensive staff made great strides by playing to the strengths of each individual and not forcing or sticking to one answer. It began with the quarterbacks. Senior QB Graham Wilbert improved his efficiency by 68% moving from 91.72 as a junior to 134.62. He reduced his interceptions to six after tossing double-digits in 2011. More importantly for the team, Wilbert spread the ball to eight different receivers for a score after tossing just seven touchdowns the previous season. Wright's system allowed Wilbert to look for answers all over the field which opened the door for the senior to have career games with a season high 403 passing-yards against in-state rival FIU. He used the knowledge of the new system to hurt opponents with the short pass while also finding receivers with 50, 60 and 75 yard passes. Protecting the quarterback was key to the team's success. FAU was T-104 nationally in sacks allowed prior to Wright's arrival. They improved that rank by 21 spots in 2012 providing more options for the offense to work. The offense also lost a workhorse in the backfield with the graduation of Alfred Morris, who graduated and turned in an outstanding rookie season with the NFL's Washington Redskins. To offset this loss, Wright and the offense saw seven individuals carry the ball more than once and not one ended the season with negative yardage. As a unit, they tallied just 38 yards less than the previous season with a dominate running back. Much of that success can be attributed to fewer sacks eliminating the negative 179 yards lost by the previous season's quarterbacks. To exemplify the total improvement, FAU moved up 22 spots in the national ranking for total yards by improving its average yards per game by 102 yards per game. With one season and two spring seasons under their belts, FAU offense will draw upon the positives gained in 2012 and will begin its ascent as each recruiting class adds to the compliment of players who fit the system.

Pete Rekstis Defensive Coordinator


Coaching Experience 2012 Florida Atlantic (DC/Secondary) 2011 Miami University (DC/Secondary) 2004-10 Kent State University (DC/Secondary) 2001-03 Youngstown State (DC/Secondary) 1999-00 Youngstown State (Secondary) 1997-98 Austin Peay (DC/Secondary) 1994-96 U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Defensive Coordinator)

At Florida Atlantic Pete Rekstis was named the Owls defensive coordinator in March 2012. Rekstis came to FAU with 18 years of experience including 15 as a defensive coordinator, eight seasons at Mid-American Conference member Miami University and Kent State University. His experience, along with that of Head Coach Carl Pelini, who previously served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Nebraska, quickly paid off for the young Owls defense which ended the season ranked No. 27 nationally in pass defense. A primary reason was the play of senior Brent Harstad who earned second team All-Sun Belt honors and concluded his career fifth in the league with 103 tackles and was the only defensive back in the league to be listed among the eight. While Harstad's game gained recognition, juniors Jeremy McKnight and Keith Reaser combined for 95 tackles. Freshman Cre'von LeBlanc made a splash drawing nine starts and the praise of the coaching staff with 42 tackles, one for a loss, and was credited with breaking-up four passes. While the secondary played a pivotal role in the success of the defense, FAU's defense rose nearly 20 spots in the national rankings in scoring defense and was a major contributor in the Owls 35 spot improvement in national turnover margin. The Owls will return 22 guys on the defensive side of the ball, including nine starters.

The staff
Jeff Sims Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Coaching Experience 2012 Florida Atlantic (Recruiting Coordinator/WR) 2011 Indiana (Quality Control for Recruiting) 2007 2010 Fort Scott Community College (Head Football Coach) 2006 Southern Arkansas State (Offensive Coordinator) 2004 2005 Minnesota State-Mankato (Co-Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator) 2002 2003 Mesabi Range Community College (Head Football Coach/Assistant A.D.) 2001 Pasadena High School (Head Football Coach) 1999 2000 Mt. San Antonio College (Assistant Coach/QBs/WR/Special Teams) 19971998 Baker University (Assistant Coach WR) 1996 Central Missouri State University (Graduate Assistant RB) 1995 Maryville High School (Assistant Coach WR/DB)

DL/Special Teams Coordinator


Coaching Experience 2013 - Florida Atlantic (Assistant Coach/DL/Special Teams Coordinator) 2012 Miami University-Ohio (Assistant Coach/DL/Special Teams) 2011 - Miami University-Ohio (Assistant Coach/DE) 2006-10 Kent State University (Assistant Coach/DL) 2004- Kent State University (Graduate Assistant) 2003 - College of Wooster (Assistant Coach/LBs)

At Florida Atlantic Matt Edwards came to FAU from Miami University-Ohio where he served as special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. After 10 years, Edwards will be reuniting with another former Red Hawks' defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis, who also served as defensive coordinator during Edwards' first year with the team.

Jared Allen Tight ends


Coaching Experience 2012 - Florida Atlantic (Tight ends) 2011 Florida Atlantic (Quarterbacks) 2010 Florida Atlantic (Wide Receivers) 2009 Florida Atlantic (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

At Florida Atlantic Sims joined Carl Pelini's staff in mid-December of 2011 as one of the first hires. The duo hit the ground running with the 2012 signing day just months away. The class needed to be built, developed and signed on February 1, 2012 the Owls added 29 players to its roster, and was rated as one of the best in the program's 12 year existence, allowing Sims to turn his attention to the 2013 class and to his on-the-field duties as wide receivers coach. Sims entered the 2012 spring practice with concerns for the wide receivers. The group had tallied just eight touchdowns in 2011 and just one receiver had more than one touchdown reception, and he was lost to graduation. Another blow came to the unit when DeAndre Richardson, the team's reception leader, suffered a broken ankle that would eliminate him from the 2012 campaign. The receivers stepped up to the task with a total of 18 touchdown receptions among eight different receivers. William Dukes, a second team All-Sun Belt member, led the receivers with 63 catches, nearly three times as many catches as his previous campaign, and the sophomore averaged 81.6 yards per game. Dukes saved the best for his final game of 2012 with a record setting 204 yards and two scores. While Dukes tallied four 100+ games and a total of six games with 96+ yards, the opportunities for junior college transfer and honorable mention All-Sun Belt member Daniel McKinney. McKinney had two touchdown catches in FAU's road win over WKU and tallied a total of 48 catches on the season. The wide receiving corps continued to develop throughout the season but questionably none more than walk-on Jenson Stoshak who ended his freshman campaign with two starts, two touchdowns and a scholarship. Stoshak will be one of 11 who caught a pass in 2012 that returns to the experience unit and more importantly all will have a spring season, in many cases two, under their belts as they enter 2013 with a new quarterback and new challenges. Sims joined the Indiana University staff in 2011 after 16 years in the coaching profession, a 45-19 head coaching record and one national championship appearance as a head coach. His day-to-day duties would take him away from on-field responsibilities and focused more on all recruiting aspects for the Big Ten member.

Matt Edwards

At Florida Atlantic Allen joined the staff in fall 2009 as a graduate assistant and was elevated to assistant coach in January 2010. In his first season as a collegiate assistant coach, Allen watched senior Lester Jean flourish. Jean was named second team all-conference and became FAU's first East/West Shrine Game invitee. Jean then joined the Houston Texans as a free agent where he was a member of the 2012-13 play-off roster. Allen began recruiting in the spring of 2010 and moved from wide receivers to quarterbacks as the team began preparation for 2011. The quarterback position came out of the spring, undecided with no clear-cut leader among the four. As preseason camp opened questions remained. Graham Wilbert was named a week before the opener. Wilbert suffered a mid-season set back allowing David Kooi the opportunity to step forward, only to see sophomore Stephen Curtis take advantage by surpassing Kooi for the No. 2 spot upon Wilbert's return. Allen worked with the inexperienced unit and saw flashes of winning football among the four who had a total of 13 collegiate pass attempts entering the 2011 season. In 2012, the FAU Alum moved once more to tight ends coach. The new offensive system required more of the position than in years past and Allen and his corps responded. At season's end junior Nexon Dorvilus earned second team All-SBC and the team's Student Athlete of the year award while sophomore Alex Deleon earned the program's first Iron Owl Award for his offseason efforts in the weight room and in conditioning drills. Both awards exemplify the hard work and dedication that the tight ends bring to their lives, not just to the sport of football. On the field, the duo combined for 14 starts, 43 catches, 378 yards and six scores. Dorvilus ended the season tops among all receivers with five touchdowns and third on the team with 301 receiving yards.

The staff
Jovan Dewitt Linebackers
Coaching Experience 2012 Florida Atlantic (Assistant Coach/LBs) 2009-11 University of Northern Iowa (Assistant Coach/LBs 2006-08-St. Norbet College (Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator) 2004-05 Northern Michigan University (Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator) 2003 Fairmont State College (Assistant Coach/Offensive/Special Teams) 2002 Ft. Scott Community College (Offensive Coordinator) 2000-01 Northern Michigan University (Graduate Assistant/RB/Academic Coordinator) 1997 Northern Michigan University (Student Assistant Coach/Defensive Line) At Florida Atlantic Jovan Dewitt came to FAU in January of 2012 with the responsibility of the linebackers. The veteran coach was also afforded the luxury of nucleus to build up with three players who were the team's top-three tacklers returning from 2011. This corps proved significant as the defense shifted back to a 4-3 base defense and eventually employed a dime package to defense the league's spread offenses. David Hinds led the Owls in 2011 with 110 tackles. He returned for his senior season with the burden of leadership and assisting the coaches with a team culture change despite the fact he wouldn't be with the program to reap the rewards. Hinds started every game and was a more complete player despite fewer tackles. Hinds recorded five double-digit tackle performances as well as his single-season high, two forced fumbles and his first two fumble recoveries. While Hinds junior campaign was virtually a one man show, including the development of true freshman Andrae Kirk, it was that duo which ended the season playing their best football. Their efforts were supported by transfer Adarius Glanton who joined the team in August and made an immediate impact, especially after Randell Johnson's preseason was slowed with injury. Glanton was hot coming out of the box with an interception at Georgia andfour games with double-digit tackles, including 11 at Alabama. Kirk began the year by taking advantage of every opportunity and ended it with 11 tackles his final game, including two for a loss and all-conference honorable mention honors as well as a third team all-conference selection by Phil Steele's Magazine. The trio was two, three and four among team tackle leaders and combined for nearly 30% of the team's tackles. Linebackers accounted for three of the team's eight interceptions (Glanton 2, Freedom Whitfield 1) and were critical in the Owls No. 27 national rank in pass defense. FAU also improved 20 spots in scoring defense. Dewitt also worked with the special teams which saw a 35 spot jump in kick returns and a 24 spot improvement in punt returns.

Kerry Dixon II Running Backs


Coaching Experience 2012 - Florida Atlantic (Assistant Coach/Running backs) 2010-11 Montana State (Assistant Coach/Running backs) 2009 Stillman College (Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator/WR) 2008 Texas Southern (Assistant Coach/QBs) 2007 Morgan State (Assistant Coach/QBs) 2005-06 Booker T. Washington High School At Florida Atlantic Kerry Dixon joined FAU's staff in January after working with offensive coordinator Brian Wright. Dixon's no. one problem to solve was replacing FAU's all-time rusher and current Washington Redskin Alfred Morris. The answer was that one back would not replace the hardnosed back. Multiple players would use diversified skills to provide different looks and different strengths and all would combine for just 38 yards less and 167 more receiving yards. The backs were led by Jonathan Wallace who tallied 673 yards and two more touchdowns when combining rushing/receiving scores. Dixon's will face a new challenge in 2013 which is finding time and carries for five senior running backs, all with experience. The path is expected to be led by Wallace who broke onto the scene during the 2012 spring drills and continued to improve as the season progressed. Damian Fortner was second on the squad but led the backs with 344 receiving yards. Transfer Martese Jackson rushed for 105 yards in the season opener and will return for playing time Travis Jones rounds out the group with a team leading 221 kick return yards. The stable will also see the emergence Jeremy Gaskins, Carry White and Antonio Washington as well as a cast of newcomers.

The staff
Luke Meadows Offensive Line
Coaching Experience 2012- Florida Atlantic (Assistant Coach/Offensive Line) 2006-2011 South Dakota State University (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator) 2002-2005 South Dakota State University (Assistant Coach/Offensive Line) 2001- Wartburg College (Assistant Coach/Offensive Line) 1999-2000 South Dakota State (Graduate Assistant) At Florida Atlantic Luke Meadows was one of the final staff members added with the knowledge that the offensive line would play a critical part in the success of the offense. By joining FAU, it was the first time in 10 years that Meadows would be asked to build something from scratch. While he returned several starters, the line would be asked to protect for a new system, and for the first time FAUs line would work with a mobile quarterback. Meadows began the year with two linemen that had earned significant playing time. He inserted junior college transfer Mustfa Johnson, saw the emergence of DeAndre Williams and Ricaldo Henry and his line was built. The starting five remained intact and did not miss a start, with the exception of the season's second game. Andrew Czuprynski started at left guard his final three seasons at FAU (36-consecutive games). This stability paid off with more than a 100 yard improvement in FAU's total offense and a national rank jump of 22 spots. The line's pass protection saw the quarterback pass efficiency rating improve by 55 spots while the sacks allowed ranking jumped 21 spots. The running game maintained its production despite losing FAU's all-time rushing leader. The line was a true help in this matter by eliminating the sacks and a negative 179 rushing yards lost by the previous season's quarterbacks. With one season and two spring seasons under their belts, FAUs offensive line will draw upon the positives gained in 2012.

Ross Watson Defensive Backs


Coaching Experience 2012 Florida Atlantic (Assistant Coach/DBs) 2009-2011 Nebraska (Graduate Assistant) 2006-2007 Mount Union (Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks)

At Florida Atlantic Ross Watson was one of the first hires for first year head coach Carl Pelini. Watson brought the knowledge and culture that the young football team would need to make the transition to new defensive schemes. The results translated into a team that was ranked No. 27 nationally in pass defense. While the secondary played a pivotal role in the success of the defense, FAU's defense rose nearly 20 spots in the national rankings in scoring defense and was a major contributor in the Owls 35 spot improvement in national turnover margin. Keith Reaser was the mainstay among the corners and finished his junior campaign with 45 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery which he returned for a score. While Reaser started in every game the opposite corner was held by D'Juan Smith who started the first nine. Smith finished his sophomore season with 25 tackles, an interception and a team high eight passes broken up. Watson will return all but Demetrius Williamson, who split time between safety and corner, and will have the experience of two off seasons and the first full season, in the program's 11 year history, where both the nickel and dime packages were used on a regular basis.

2013 Spring Numerical Roster


No. 2 3 5 Player DeAndre Richardson Keith Reaser Martese Jackson Pos. R-SR R-SR SR Cl 6-2 6-0 5-6 Ht. 180 190 165 Wt. WR DB RB Hometown Panama City, FL (Bay) Miami, FL (Miami Killian) Asheville, NC (Fort Scott CC)

Martin Wright

RS SR 6-4

250

DE

Miami, FL (Booker T. Washington)

63 61 64 65 66 67 68 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 78 81 82 83 84 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 94 95 96 98 99

DeAndre Williams Eric Minemyer TJ Dupuis Vinny Davino Dillon DeBoer Dalton Schomp Shane Blair Isaac Edwards Christopher Chappell Kenson St. Piere Mike Marsaille Stern Vile Karl James Mohammad Farah Johnathon Ragoo Lucky Whitehead Chris Gilchrist Marcus Cunningham Alex Deleon Hakeeme Ishmar Darion Howard Jenson Stoshak Derek Moise Shalom Ogbonda Denzel Whitfield Joe Henry Andrew Stryffeler Kayvon Sherrill Lance Burlingame Brandin Bryant Derek Butcher Jace Banfell Austin Bland Dustin Bowens Reggie Brown Marcus Clark Andrew Curtis Jeremy Faulk Greg Hankerson Tyler Henderson Trey Hendrickson DJ Juste Marc Mauro Robert Miller Bobby Mitchell Robert Relf Ronnie Scott Jakobi Smith Lester Thomas Jay Warren Kalib Woods

RS SR R-JR SR R-SO R-FR So SO R-FR R-SR Sr R-SO SR R-JR R-SO R-JR JR R-FR R-JR R-JR JR R-SR SO R-SO R-FR FR JR RS SR SR FR R-SO SO FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 6-1 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR

6-5 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-9 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-1 6-2 6-7 5-10 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-5 5-11 5-8 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-2 195 6-2 6-2 6-3 5-10 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-3

290 250 290 260 245 190 305 280 320 312 300 335 285 290 342 163 190 175 210 200 260 176 185 245 240 230 260 279 280 260 295 289 265 235 170 185 220 267 172 195 222 185 S 190 175 220 165 250 165 195 182

OL Orlando, FL (Oak Ridge) OL Hastings, PA (Bishop Carroll) OL Vero Beach, FL (Vero Beach) OL Sarasota, FL (Booker) OL Tarpon Springs, FL (East Lake) P/K Seminole, FL (HS) DL Myakka City, FL (Lakewood Ranch) OL Tampa, FL (Jesuit) OT Callahan, FL (West Nassau) DL Boynton Beach, FL (Santaluces OL Fort Pierce, FL (Fort Pierce Central) OL Amsterdam, Netherlands (Eastern Arizona CC) OL Miami, FL (Miami Sunset) OL Estero, FL (Estero) OL Miami, FL (Monsignor Pace) WR Manassas, Virginia (Dean College) WR Los Angeles, CA (Charter Oak) WR Lakeland, FL (Kathleen) TE Belleview, FL (Belleview) WR Dade City, FL (Pasco) TE Waverly, IA (University of Northern Iowa) WR Jacksonville, FL (University Christian) WR Miami, FL (Booker T. Washington) DE Sugar Land, TX (Kempner) OL/DL Monticello, FL (Jefferson) DE Miramar, FL (Everglades) DE Sanford, NC (Lee County) DL Atlanta, GA (Hutchinson CC) DT Franklin, Massachusetts (Dean JC) DL Omaha, NE (Fort Scott CC) DL Delano, Minnesota (North Dakota State) OL OL TE CB DB LB DT QB S DE QB Jr DB ATH LB CB OL DB RB WR Pensacola, FL (Pensacola Catholic) Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas) Palm Coast, FL (Flagler) Tampa, FL (Tampa Jesuit) Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian) Paradise Valley, Arizona (Brophy College Prep) Palatka, FL (Palatka) Lauderdale Lakes, FL (Boyd Anderson) Crestview, FL (Crestview) Apopka, FL (Apopka) Port St. Lucie, FL (Port St. Lucie) Bayville, N.Y. (Locust Valley/Nassau CC) Fort Lauderdale, FL (Taravella) St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine) Phoenix, Arizona (Brophy College Prep) Panama City, FL (Chamberlain) Miami, FL (Coral Reef) Tallahassee, FL (Godby) Navarre, FL (Navarre) Jacksonville, FL (Duncan Fletcher)

SR SO SR SR R-SR R-JR R-FR SO So R-SR SO SO R-JR JR R-SR JR SO R-SR R-JR JR R-SR RS SR JR R-SR SR SR SO SO SO SO R-FR SR JR RS JR SO R-FR JR So JR R-FR R-FR R-SR SO SR R-SR JR SR SO SR SO FR R-FR JR R-SO

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

210 175 215 205 230 225 190 225 228 230 215 186 225 195 170 190 140 180 220 175 200 185 225 190 180 210 180 176 190 190 255 238 210 185 200 172 210 180 190 175 210 230 210 205 186 225 200 225 195 295 250 295 263

QB Fort Myers, FL (Pearl River CC) DB Belle Glade, FL (Glades Central) LBLakeland, FL (Eastern Arizona Community College) WR Detroit, MI (City College San Francisco) TE Miami, FL (North Miami Senior) QB/P South Sumter, SC (Sumter) S Fort Lauderdale, FL (Westminster Academy) QB Starkville, Mississippi (Eat Mississippi CC) TE Hialeah, FL (Dade Christian) LB Miami, FL (North Miami Senior) WR Cincinnati, OH(Indiana) K/P Oakland, FL (West Orange) LB Valdosta, GA (Lowndes) S Miami, FL (Monsignor Pace) DB Woodbine, GA (Camden County) WR Fort Lauderdale, FL (Dillard) WR Tampa, FL (Freedom) DB Jacksonville, FL (Robert E. Lee) RB Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln) DB Miami, FL (American) RB Miami, FL (Everglades) DB Cocoa, FL (Cocoa) RB Arcadia, FL (DeSoto) RB Port St. Lucie, FL (Treasure Coast) S Round Rock, TX (Navarro Junior College) RB Lauderhill, FL (Ellsworth Community College) WR Tamarac, FL (Northeast) WR Miami Gardens, FL (Norland) DB Palmetto, FL (Braden River) RB Deerfield Beach, FL (American Heritage) TE Daytona Beach, FL (Mainland) DL Opalocka, FL (Coral City) LB Port St. Lucie, FL (St. Lucie West Centennial) S Homestead, FL (Homestead) LB Fort Pierce, FL (Fort Pierce Central) DB Miramar, FL (Miramar) S Miami, FL (North Miami Senior) P/K Pompano, FL (Coral Springs) CB Lake Worth, FL (Park Vista) DB Pompano Beach, FL (Blanche Ely) LB Fort Myers, FL (Bishop Verot) FB Panama City, FL (Arnold) LB Miami, FL (Miami Central) TE Port St. Lucie, FL (Bethel CC) K Orange City, FL (Austin College) LB Miami, FL (Miami Central) LB DL S Lighthouse Point, FL (Pompano Beach) Miramar, FL (Miramar) Cocoa, FL (Space Coast)

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Melvin German III Cre'von LeBlanc Adarius Glanton Daniel McKinney Nexon Dorvilus Stephen Curtis Josh Orsino Jaquez Johnson Daniel Rhoden Randell Johnson Jay McCants Sean Kelly Michael Copeland Damian Parms Christian Milstead William Dukes Robert Lohnes Brian Sirmans Tony Moore D'Joun Smith Damian Fortner Winfred Strickland Antonio Washington Travis Jones Jeremy McKnight Jonathan Wallace Jeremy Glinton Tony Thomas Sharrod Neasman Jeremy Gaskins Anthony Russell Cory Henry Javaris Giles Shaheem Sutherland Freedom Whitfield Anthony Hamilton David Lozandier Joey Silvani Timothy Haynes Adrian Burton Paul Cecere Chris Jackson Josh Ballesteros Michael Harrop Mitch Anderson Andrae Kirk Alec Maughan Mason Hamilton Trevon Coley Andrew Bolognese J. Fischer Braden Lyons Arthur Crouse Mustafa Johnson Robinson Eugene

OLSonoma, California (City College of San Francisco) OL West Palm Beach, FL (American Heritage) OL Corona, CA (Riverside CC) DE Miami, FL (North Miami Senior)

FAU Spring Two-Deep


Expect Multiple Changes as the team moves to a spread offense and multiple defense (Unofficial)
LT #63 - DeAndre Williams, R-Sr, 6-5, 290 #66 Dillon DeBoer, R-Fr, 6-5, 245 LG #74 Stern Vile, Sr, 6-5, 335 #69 Isaac Edwards, R-Fr, 6-4, 280 C #58 - Mustafa Johnson, Sr, 6-3, 295 #68 Shane Blair, So, 6-1, 305 RG #73 - Mike Marsaille, R-So, 6-5, 300 #75 Karl James, R-Jr, 6-1, 285 RT #51 - Branden Lyons, Jr, 6-5, 295 #65 - Vinny Davino, R-So, 6-5, 260 #71 - Chris Chappell, R-Sr, 6-9, 320 TE #9 - Nexon Dorvilus, R-Sr, 6-4, 230 or #84 - Alex Deleon, R-Jr, 6-4, 210 X #88 - Jenson Stoshak, So, 6-1, 176 #2 DeAndre, Richardson, R-Sr, 6-2, 180 RB #27 - Jonathan Wallace, Sr, 6-1, 210 #22 - Damian Fortner, R-Sr, 5-10, 200 #25 Travis Jones, R-Sr, 5-11, 190 #5 Martese Jackson, Sr, 5-6, 165 QB #10 - Stephen Curtis, R-Jr, 6-3, 225 #14 - Jaquez Johnson, So, 6-1, 225 #7 Melvin German III, Sr, 6-2, 210 W #8 - Daniel McKinney, Sr, 6-0, 205 Z #19 - William Dukes Jr, 6-4, 190 #83 - Marcus Cunningham, R-Jr, 6-0, 175 Defense LE #94 AndrewStryffeler, R-Sr, 6-5, 260 #5 - Martin Wright, R-Sr, 6-4, 250 LT #95 Kayvon Sherrill, Sr, 6-3, 279 #99 - Derek Butcher, So, 6-4, 295 RT #48 - Trevon Coley, So, 6-2, 225 #98 - Brandin Bryant, R-So, 6-2, 260 RE #31 - Cory Henry, Sr, 6-3, 238 #59 Robinson Eugene, R-So, 6-4, 263 LB #4 - Adarius Glanton, Sr, 6-1, 215 #34 Freedom Whitfield, So, 6-2, 200 LB #45 - Andrae Kirk, Jr, 6-2, 235 #41 Josh Ballesteros, So, 6-2,210 LB #15 - Randell Johnson, R-Sr, 6-4, 230 #46 Paul Cecere, R-Fr, 6-1, 210 CB #3 - Keith Reaser, R-Sr, 6-0, 190 #1 A.J. Burton, R-Fr, 5-10, 175 SS #23 Winfred Strickland, -Sr, 6-0, 185 #17 - Damian Parms, Jr, 6-2, 195 FS #26 - Jeremy McKnight, Sr, 5-10, 180 CB #21 - DJoun Smith Jr, 5-11, 175 #29 Sharrod Neasman, So, 6-0, 190 NICKEL #7 - Crevon LeBlanc, So, 5-11, 175 #18 - Christian Milstead, R-Sr, 5-10, 170

Stephen Curtis R-S0 QB 6-3 225 South Sumter, SC Sumter

#10
Yds 90 37 127 TD 0 0 0

Melvin German III Sr QB 6-2 210 Fort Myers, FL Dunbar Pearl River CC
Sat out in 2012

Started the 2012 season opener. Career Passing Stats Year GMS Att-Cmp-Int 2011 5 21-10-0 2012 5 10-4-0 Totals 10 31-14-0

#7

LongQB EFF. 17 83.62 13 71.08 13

Pearl River Community College: Played for Tim Hatten at Pearl River Community College where he completed 293 for 453 pass attempts for 3,121 yards and 21 touchdowns...added 88 carries for 180 yards rushing and six scores...earned first-team All-Conference and All-America honors both seasons at PRCC...selected to play in the JUCO MATJC All-Star Game but a broken ankle kept him out of the game.

Other Quarterbacks Vying for the Starting Spot


Greg Hankerson DJ Juste Fr Fr 6-0 6-2 172Lauderdale Lakes, FL (Boyd Anderson) 185 Port St. Lucie, FL (HS)

Jaquez Johnson S0 QB 6-1 225


East Mississippi CC: As a freshman, Johnson earned honorable mention All-America honors to continue the streak of five-consecutive seasons for East Mississippi Community College to produce an All-American. Johnson was a member of EMCC's 2011 NJCAA National Championship team but sat out. While under center at EMCC, which ended 2012 ranked No. 15 nationally by NJCAA and No. 12 by JCGridiron.com, the Lions compiled an 8-2 record, after an 8-0 start and outscoring opponents 389-24, but fell in the final two games by a combined two points, including a 47-46 loss in the MACJC State Semifinals. Johnson led EMCC with 284.6 passing yards per game and 27 touchdowns. He was second on the squad in rushing with 121 carries for 540 yards, an average of 4.5 yards per carry and he led the ground game with 12 touchdowns. Johnson scored multiple touchdowns in every game including a combined season high seven versus northwest Mississippi, a game that he was 33-of-46 for 422 yards with four TDs and ran for another three on a 21-114 ground performance. He tossed a season high five scores at Southwest Mississippi and totaled 403 yards on 21 passes. In the final game of his EMCC career, the freshman tallied 557 yards of offense, 455 in the air and 102 on the ground and scored four times.

Starkville, MS HS #14

Jonathan Wallace Sr RB 6-1 210 Lauderhill, FL Boyd Anderson


Gained the starting spot in 2012 after battling three other contributors. Saw action in 11 game, starting six. Rushed for more than 100 yards against South Alabama, Troy an Navy.
Career Rushing Statistics Year GM No. Yds 2012 11 175 673 Career Receiving Statistics Year GM No. Yds 2012 11 21 83 Avg. 3.8 TD 6 LG 46

#27

Avg. 21.0

TD 0

LG 11

Damian Fortner R-Sr RB 5-10 200 Miami, FL Everglades


Longest run of the year was 43 yards at the University of Georgia, a SEC contender. Set single-game high of 81 yards at UGA. Tallied 68 at North Texas. Scored versus Georgia, North Texas and Western Kentucky. Career Receiving Statistics
Year 2012 GM No. 11 90 Yds 323 Avg. 3.6 TD 3 LG 43

#22

Career Receiving Statistics Year GM No. Yds 2012 11 21 141

Avg. 6.7

TD 1

LG 16

Nexon Dorvilus R-Sr TE 6-4 225 Miami, FL North Miami Senior


Earned the squads Student-Athlete of the Year honors at the 2012 season ending banquet. He completed the equation, as he used his size and intelligence to sustain a starting spot among a talent-rich corps of FAU tight ends who were asked to use a different skill set as the Owls moved from a pro-style to a spread offense where more pass and run protection was needed. Dorvilus' strong ingame adjustments allowed him to serve as an experienced leader on the field. Due to the depth he was often apart of a two tight end set. He led FAU's 13 receivers with five touch downs and was third with 301 yards. He had multiple catches in all but three games in 2012. He recorded a career-high six receptions in FAU's victory over Troy, including two scores, the second a game-winning touchdown. He tallied a career-high 78 yards in the same game as well as a career-long 38-yard reception. Dorvilus leads all FAU receivers with four SBC touchdown catches, is third in league games only with 25.1 yards per game, third with 10.0 yards per catch and third in SBC catches with 19.

#9

Career Receiving Statistics


Year 2011 2012 Total GM 12 12 24 No. 20 30 50 Yds 226 301 527 Avg. 11.3 10.0 10.5 TD 1 5 6 LG 28 38 38

Alex Deleon R-Jr TE 6-4 210 Belleview, FL Belleview


Often part of a two-tight end set and aways a member of special teams. He was awarded the teams Iron Owl honor, the first recipient of the award, earned the honors through his off-season efforts in the weight room and in conditioning drills. His hard work paid off earning four starts and receptions in half the contest. He tallied 13 receptions for a total of 77 yards and a touchdown reception against then No. 1 Alabama. Dorvilus continued to be an integral part of special teams as well. Career Receiving Statistics
Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GM 1 6 11 18 No. 0 1 13 14 Yds 0 14 77 91 Avg. 0 14.0 7.0 6.5 TD 0 0 1 1 LG 0 14 10 14

#84

DeAndre Richardson R-Jr WR 6-2 180 Panama City, FL Bay HS


Sat out season after he broke an ankle during the 2012 spring drills. Most productive wide receiver in 2011 Has speed and can stretch the field.

Career Receiving Statistics


Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GM No. 11 12 12 32 sat out 23 44 Yds 114 269 383 Avg. 9.5 8.4 8.7 TD 0 0 0 LG 18 23 23

#2

Marcus Cunningham R-S0 WR 6-0 175 Lakeland, FL Kathleen


Consistent wide receiver who turned in a solid freshman season. Lead team in average yards per catch. Year around hard worker.

Career Receiving Statistics


Year 2011 2012 Total GM 9 8 17 No. 18 4 22 Yds 257 33 290 Avg. 14.3 8.2 13.2 TD 1 1 2 LG 37 15 37

#83

William Dukes So WR 6-4 190 Fort Lauderdale, FL Dillard


Wide receiver William Dukes, who earned second team All-Sun Belt honors the final week of the 2012 season, was named the team's Offensive MVP. Dukes was a wire-to-wire leader among FAU's 13 receivers. His breakout game was the second game of the season and the SBC opener, versus MTSU. Dukes had six receptions for 60 yards. At Georgia, a top-five team, Dukes tallied 98 yards on five receptions. He flirted with the 100-yard plateau at the University of LouisianaMonroe with 96 yards and broke the barrier the following game at South Alabama with five receptions for 119 yards, grabbed his first of 50+ yarder and his first score. The following two games he recorded 100+ yards. He caught nine passes, did not have a dropped ball, in FAU's victory over Western Kentucky. In the last FAU vs. FIU, as Sun Belt Conference members, Dukes had six receptions for 116 yards. His final game of 2012, the lanky receiver caught a 75-yard touchdown reception, the sixth longest in school history. He tallied 204 yards, on nine catches, versus Louisiana and scored twice to earn CollegeFootballPerformance.com's national wide receiver of the week honors. He consistently was listed among the league's top-10 in both receptions per game and receiving yards per game. He is also listed among the national's top-100 receivers in yards per game. While just a sophomore, he is closing in on the program's all-time top-10 list. Season high nine receptions twice, season high 204 yards versus ULL and his longest reception was the 75-yarder versus ULL. Dukes averaged 100.2 yards in SBC games and 15.4 yards per catch versus SBC opponents. Recorded a catch in all but the Alabama game, a game he saw limited action due to an injury in the previous game.

#19

Career Receiving Statistics


Year 2011 2012 Total GM 12 12 24 No. 12 63 75 Yds 75 979 1054 Avg. 6.2 15.5 14.1 TD 0 4 4 LG 17 75 75

Daniel McKinney Jr WR 6-0 205 Detroit, MI City College of San Francisco #8


Returns as the teams second leading receiver with 48 catches. Averaged 41.4 yards per game and was one of seven to return who has caught a touchdown reception. Career Receiving Statistics
Year 2012 GM No. 12 48 Yds 497 Avg. 10.4 TD 2 LG 42

Jenson Stoshak So WR 6-1 176 Miami, FL Booker T. Washington


Worked his way into the line-up and then became a starter as a true freshman. Career Receiving Statistics Year GM No. Yds Avg. TD 2012 10 15 259 17.3 2 LG 60

#88

Cory Henry Sr DE 6-3 238 Miami Gardens, FL Coral City


Hard nosed player who will move back to the defensive line after a hear at outside linebacker. Very rangy and covers ground quickly.

Career Defensive Statistics


Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GMS 12 10 12 34 UT 15 27 15 57 AT 12 12 9 33 TT 27 39 24 80 TFL 8.5-49 6.5-41 2.5-11 17.5-101 Sacks-YDS 5.0-37 1.5-5 2.0-11 8.5-53 FF 1 2 0 3 FR 1 0 0 1

#31

Martin Wright Sr DE 6-4 250 Miami, FL Booker T. Washington


A key member of the defense. Stepped up in 2012 and will return for a fifth season. Productive special teams player as well. Uses speed to his advantage. Led the squad in quarterback hurries.
Career Year 2010 2011 2012 Total Defensive Statistics GMS UT AT TT 10 8 9 17 11 22 11 33 12 13 15 28 33 43 35 78 TFL 2.5-10 3.0-10 4.0-13 9.5-33 Sacks-YDS 1.5-7 1.0-7 1.5-8 4.0-22

#91

Kayvon Sherril Sr DL 6-3 279 Atlanta, GA Hutchinson CC


A big part of the 2011 defense. Will look to end his career with a stellar senior season. Athletic big man.

#95

Career Defensive Statistics


Year 2012 GM Solo 9 6 Ast. 3 TT 9 TFL 1.0-4 Sacks 0.0-0

Andrew Stryffeler R-Sr DL 6-5 265 Sanford, NC Lee County


Has made the most of his playing time. Will look to stay healthy and be a consistent contributor.

Career Defensive Statistics


Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GM 8 4 6 18 Solo 4 2 4 10 Ast. 2 0 4 6 TT 6 2 8 16 TFL 1.0-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.0-3 Sacks 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

#94

Trevon Coley So DL 6-2 225 Miramar, FL Miramar HS


Started every game as a true freshman. Will use experience and one more year of maturity to improve upon his first season. Career Defensive Statistics
Year 2012 GMS 12 UT 17 AT 22 TT 39 TFL 2.5-8 Sacks 1.5-6

#72

DJuan Smith Jr DB 5-11 175 Miami, FL American HS


Used his second college season to improve upon reads. Tallied eight pass break ups to lead the squad. Recorded one interception. Member of all special team units. Great speed and quickness and was a solid kick returner. Career Defensive Statistics
Year 2011 2012 Total GMS 12 11 23 UT 7 16 30 AT 3 9 12 TT 10 25 35 TFL 0.0-0 0.0 0.0-0 INT 0.0-0 1.0-0 1.0-0 BrUp 0 8 8

#21

Career Kick Return Statistics


Year 2011 2012 Total GMS 12 11 23 No 23 10 33 Yds 480 214 694 avg 20.9 21.4 21.0 TD 0 0 0 Lg 65 32 65

Adarius Glanton Sr LB 6-1 215 Lakeland, FL Eastern Arizona CC


Made an impact right away. Saw action in every game, starting the last seven. Will return to lead a strong LB corps. Finished his 2012 campaign third highest in total tackles and will return as the leading tackler. Had two interceptions and 44 return yards.

#4

Career Defensive Statistics


Year 2012 GMS 12 UT 39 AT 36 TT 75 TFL 5.5-19 SACKS 1.0-9

Andre Kirk So LB 6-2 225 Miami, FL Miami Central HS


Became a starter as a true freshman and returned to the role the last five games of his sophomore campaign through strong game performances. Has added size and knowledge to his game. Fourth on the 2012 in total tackles with 70 and second leading returner in total tackles.

#45

Career Defensive Statistics


Year 2011 2012 Total GMS 12 12 24 UT 42 24 66 AT 45 46 91 TT 87 70 157 TFL 2.0-1 4.0-5 6.0-6 QBH 5 3 8 Frcv 2 1 3

Randell Johnson R-Sr LB 6-4 230 Miami, FL North Miami Senior HS


Another leader on the defense. Possesses great size and range. Hard hitter that brings fierce competition to everything. Returns for his senior campaign after working hard in the off-season.

#15

Career Defensive Statistics


Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GMS 8 12 10 30 UT 14 60 7 81 AT 27 32 14 73 TT 41 92 21 154 TFL 5.5-13 14.5-55 3.0-19 23.0-87 SACKS 1.0-9 5.0-31 2.0-17 8.0-57

Keith Reaser R-Sr CB 6-0 175 Miami, FL Killian HS


A key member of the DBs for the past three seasons. The hardest hitting back on the team. Also one of the fastest players on the team. Had a monster game versus Western Kentucky in 2012.

#3

Career Defensive Statistics


Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GMS 10 12 12 34 UT 13 40 30 83 AT 13 21 15 49 TT 26 61 45 132 TFL 1.0-1 2.5-9 1.5-3 5.0-13 INT 1-20 2-33 2-13 5-66 BrUp 0 7 3 10

Winfred Stricklan R-Sr DB 6-0 185 Cocoa, FL Cocoa HS


His leadership will be a key to 2012 success. Had a productive 2011 season and will look to improve under the new defensive system. Career Defensive Statistics
Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GMS 6 1 10 17 UT 8 0 19 27 AT 1 1 9 11 TT 9 1 28 38 TFL 1.0-9 0.0-0 1.0-1 2.0-10 INT 0.0-0 0-0 1-32 1-32 BrUp 0 0 1 1

#23

Crevon LeBlanc So DB 5-11 175 Belle Glade, FL Glades Central HS


Began his collegiate career against the University of Georgia and never looked back. Played and started the last nine games. Recorded four break-ups Career Defensive Statistics
Year 2012 GMS 9 UT 30 AT 12 TT 42 TFL 1.0-1 INT 0-0 BrUp 4

#7

Travis Jones R-Sr RB/R 5-11 190


Helps the team as a back, a receiver, a punt returner and a kick returner. Career Punt Return Statistics
Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GMS 12 8 12 32 No. 13 8 19 40 Yds 111 57 151 319 TD 0 0 0 0

Port St. Lucie, FL Treasure Coast HS #25


Lg 22 28 48 48

Career Punt Return Statistics


Year 2010 2011 2012 Total GMS 12 8 12 32 No. 2 0 11 13 Yds 29 0 221 250 TD 0 0 0 0 Lg 16 0 35 35

Sean Kelly So P 5-10 186 Oakland, FL West Orange HS


Took over as the punter. Tallied 68 punts with no blocks. Awarded a scholarship at seasons end. Career Punt Statistics
Year 2012 GMS 12 No. 68 Yds Avg 2711 39.9 Lg 68 TB 5 FC 6 i20 16 50+ 14 Blk 0

#16 #42

Mitch Anderson R-Sr K 5-11 186 Orange City, FL Austin College


Took over the kicking duties Career FG Statistics
Year 2012 FG 7-14 Pct 50.0 01-19 20-29 0-0 1-1 30-39 40-49 3-6 2-6 50-99 1-1 Lg 53 Blk 4

2011 Recruiting Class


Florida Atlantic University's Head Football Coach Carl Pelini announced the 2013 signing class today in the interview room of FAU Stadium. member of WAR (Western Alliance Rugby) which won the state championship his senior season. Personal: Communications major. He is the son of Kary and Chantelle Butcher. Marcus Clark, 5-8, 185, DB, Fr, Tallahassee, Fla. (North Florida Christian) Jace Banfell, 6-3, 289, OL, Fr, Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola Catholic) High School: Played for Greg Seibert at Pensacola Catholic where he earned second team all-area in 2011. In his senior season, 2012, he was named Super Senior Preseason, first team all-area and first team all-state. Banfell participated in the Panhandle all-star game. Personal: Undecided in major. He is the son of Kelly and Jace Banfell, Sr., who played at Southern Miss. Banfell was born in Pensacola. Austin Bland, 6-3, 265, OL, Fr, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

The class, which is the 14th in the history of the program, is comprised of 12 players who are projected to impact the offensive side of the ball, as well as 11 players on the defensive side, and two athletes that will work into a need spot.

selection tallied 18 tackles, an interception and five pass break ups as a senior. As a junior, Brown recorded 31 tackles, three interceptions, 1 forced fumble and two recoveries. Brown is credited with 80 career tackles, six INTs, one blocked field goal and 19 passes deflected, nine touchdowns, 33 receptions for 423 yards, 36 carries for 334 yards, five kick returns for 103 yards. He is a two-sport athlete (football and track). Personal: Undecided in major. He is the son of Reggie and Shonda Brown. His cousin Derrick Gibson played for Florida State University and continued his career with the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. Lance Burlingame, 6-4, 280, DT, Fr, Franklin, Mass. (New Bedford/Dean JC) Junior College: Played for Todd Vasey at Dean College where he earned all-conference honors.

"I'm proud of the effort our coaching staff put into this class," said Pelini. "It was our priority to bring in quality young men both on and off the field - young men who will lead this program in the direction which we began last year about this time. This class excels academically and athletically and will be ready for the challenges of Conference USA."

High School: Played for Rocco Casullo at St. Thomas Aquinas High School which earned the 2010 and the 2012 Class 7A State Championship. Bland was named to the 2012 first-team all-state team and played for the Broward All-Star Team. Personal: Business major. He is the son of Kimberly and Michael Bland, who played offensive line for Michigan State University. He was born in Pembroke Pines.

High School: Played for Robert Craft at North Florida Christian where he earned first team allstate, 2A. He also earned first team all-Big Bent as named by the Tallahassee Democrat. Clark was a first team Panhandle member after recording 1,300 all-purpose yards. He tallied 24 touchdowns as a running back. As a junior, Clark had 72 tackles, one interception, two punt returns for scores and a kick return for a touchdown. He is a two-sport athlete (football and track) and a member of the honor roll. Personal: Engineering major. He is the son of Edward and Cheryl Clark. Clark was born in Tallahassee. Andrew Curtis, 6-2, 220, LB, Fr, Paradise Valley, Ariz. (Brophy College Prep)

In his second season as head coach, Pelini continues to change the culture of FAU football with five players joining the roster holding a state title, one of which holds two titles. A total of 15 have earned all-state honors and everyone earned an all-conference selection. There are three who have earned JUCO All-American honors. There are three who have earned JUCO All-American honors. The Owls welcomed five players at the semester break, each of which has earned A.A. degrees. Among the incoming freshmen, nine hold a 3.0+ G.P.A. and the overall G.P. A. of the class is 2.95. FAU also continues to build from within the state, with 17 players coming from Florida, five of which are from the tri-county area.

Dustin Bowens, 6-5, 235, TE, Fr, Palm Coast, Fla. (Flagler) High School: Played for Caesar Campana at Flagler Palm Coast High School where he was a 2012 First Team All-Cape Coast selection and where he earned the team's Offensive MVP honor. Personal: Secondary education major. Bowens is the son of Darrel and Teresa Bowens and was born in North Augusta, S.C. Reggie Brown, 5-11, 170, CB, Fr, Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Jesuit)

High School: Played for Dennis Golden at New Bedford High School where he earned all-conference honors and was a Mass Super 26 all-state selection. He also was a member of the all-conference team and earned the Boston Globe and Boston Herald all-scholastic honors. Personal: Public administration major. Burlingame is the son of Julie Burlingame and Eric Burns. He was born in Hyannis, Mass. Derek Butcher, 6-4, 295, DL, So, Delano, Minn. (Delano Senior/North Dakota State) *Joined the FAU squad in January. North Dakota State College of Science: Played defensive line for Chuck Parsons at North Dakota State College of Science where he earned first team all-conference honors after multiple double-digit tackle games. High School: Played for Merril Pavlivoch at Delano Senior High School where he earned allconference honors as both a junior and senior. Was a AAA athlete in high school and was a

FAU will open the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 against the University of Miami at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. The Owls will open the home season on Saturday, Sept. 21 against in-conference rival Middle Tennessee State University. For a complete FAU football schedule, visit www.fausports.com.

High School: Played for Scooter Molander at Brophy College Prep. Earned all-conference player of the year honors as a junior. Curtis earned all-state honors as both a junior and as a senior and on both sides of the ball. As a junior, Curtis recorded 105 tackles, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one interception and three pass break-ups. His senior campaign saw similar numbers with 105 tackles, including 70 solo and 15 for a loss, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, six passes broken up and two interceptions. He is the team's single-season tackles and solo tackles record holder. The threeyear starter concluded his prep campaign as Brophy's all-time career total tackles and solo tackles leader. He is a two-sport athlete (football and lacrosse). He played in the Arizona/CA allstar game. Personal: Business major. Curtis is the son of Scott, a three-year member of the Arizona State University football team (82-84), and Victoria Curtis. He was born in Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School: Played for Matt Thompson at Tampa Jesuit which finished with an 8-3 2012 record and 11-2 in 2011. Brown played in the Hillsborough County All-Star game. The twotime Hillsborough all-county honorable mention

Jeremy Faulk, 6-3, 267, DT, Fr, Palatka, Fla. (Palatka) High School: Played for Willie Offord at Palatka High School where he recorded 71 tackles, including 52 solo as a senior. He also added three sacks and caused two fumbles, one of which he recovered to earn honorable mention all-state. Faulk earned the Defensive MVP award for the Florida vs. Georgia all-star game. Faulk chose FAU over another Conference USA university. Personal: Physical therapy major. Faulk is the son of Kim Myles and was born in Palatka. Greg Hankerson, 6-0, 172, QB, Fr, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (Boyd Anderson)

Hendrickson recorded 547 receiving yards and rushed four times for a total of 62 yards. He scored two defensive touchdowns and seven on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively, Hendricks tallied three interceptions and blocked two punts as well as eight extra point attempts. He earned the top tight end award at the Cam Newton Camp. Personal: Hendrickson is the son of Collie, who played football at Missouri Southern State University, and Louise Hendrickson. He was born in Orlando.

versus northwest Mississippi, a game that he was 33-of-46 for 422 yards with four TDs and ran for another three on a 21-114 ground performance. He tossed a season high five scores at Southwest Mississippi and totaled 403 yards on 21 passes. In the final game of his EMCC career, the freshman tallied 557 yards of offense, 455 in the air and 102 on the ground and scored four times. High School: Played for Bill Lee at Starkville High School where he earned All-Conference honors. Personal: Social science/education major. He is the son of Andrew Johnson and Anita MilonsJohnson. Johnson is a relative of Freddre Milions, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jereme Milions. DJ Juste, 6-2, 185, QB, Fr, Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Port St. Lucie)

East Mississippi CC: As a freshman, Johnson earned honorable mention All-America honors to continue the streak of five-consecutive seasons for East Mississippi Community College to produce an All-American. Johnson was a member of EMCC's 2011 NJCAA National Championship team but sat out. While under center at EMCC, which ended 2012 ranked No. 15 nationally by NJCAA and No. 12 by JCGridiron.com, the Lions compiled an 8-2 record, after an 8-0 start and outscoring opponents 389-24, but fell in the final two games by a combined two points, including a 47-46 loss in the MACJC State

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High School: Played for Wayne Blair at Boyd Anderson High School which finished 2012 with a 10-3 record. Hankerson tallied 1,962 yards as a junior with 19 touchdowns. As a senior he led the squad and tallied nearly 2,500 yards with 24 scores. Hankerson earned all-Broward County, honors and was recognized by both the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. Earned second team all-state honors (two-sport athlete football and basketball). Personal: Exercise science major. Hankerson is the son of Ricshonda and Gregory Hankerson, Sr. He was born in Fort Lauderdale. Tyler Henderson, 5-11, 195, S, Fr, Crestview, FL (Crestview) High School: Played for Kevin Pettis at Crestview High School where he earned first team all-area for both football and baseball. He also recorded two of the top-10 plays of the decade in the Panhandle. Personal: Engineering major. He is the son of Rick and Brandy Henderson and was born in Crestview, Fla. Trey Hendrickson, 6-4, 222, DE, Fr, Apopka, FL (Apopka)

High School: Played for Hilary Poole at Port St. Lucie High School where he was a highly decorated player. As a junior, Juste earned first team all-state honors as well as all-area and was the player of the year for the Treasure Coast. He became the all-time passing and rushing leader in Port St. Lucie history and tallied a school record 99 yard punt return as well as the record for allpurpose yards with 390 in a single game. As a senior, Juste earned first team all-area, second team all-state. He was named the 2012 Outback Bowl MVP. He was named a Nike all-star as a wide receiver and played as a quarterback in the Outback Bowl. For his career, Juste tallied 6,100 all-purpose yards, 50 career TDs, 2,917 passing yards, 2,715 rushing yards and 274 as a receiver. Personal: Communication or psychology major. He is the son of Rosemarie Juste. He was born in Fort Pierce. Branden Lyons, 6-5, OL, 295, Sonoma, Calif. (Sonoma Valley HS/City College of San Francisco)* *Joined the FAU squad in January

Name Jace Banfell Austin Bland Dustin Bowens Reggie Brown Lance Burlingame Derek Butcher Marcus Clark Andrew Curtis Jeremy Faulk Greg Hankerson Tyler Henderson Trey Hendrickson Jaquez Johnson DJ Juste Branden Lyons Marc Mauro Robert Miller Bobby Mitchell Robert Relf Ronnie Scott Jakobi Smith Lester Thomas Jay Warren Lucky Whitehead Kalib Woods

Pos 6-3 6-3 6-5 5-11 6-4 6-4 5-8 6-2 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-3 5-10 6-4 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-3

Cls 289 265 235 170 280 295 185 220 267 172 195 222 225 185 295 195 190 175 220 165 250 165 195 163 182

Ht OL OL TE CB DT DL CB LB DT QB S DE QB QB OL S DB ATH LB CB OL DB RB WR WR

Wt Hometown (School) Fr Pensacola, FL (Pensacola Catholic) Fr Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas) Fr Palm Coast, FL (Flagler) Fr Tampa, FL (Tampa Jesuit) Fr Franklin, MA. (New Bedford/Dean JC) So Delano, MN (Delano Senior/ND State) Fr Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian) Fr Paradise Valley, AZ (Brophy College Prep Fr Palatka, FL (Palatka) Fr Lauderdale Lakes, FL (Boyd Anderson) Fr Crestview, FL (Crestview) Fr Apopka, FL (Apopka) SoStarkville, MS (Starkville/East Mississippi CC) Fr Port St. Lucie, FL (Port St. Lucie) Sonoma, CA (Sonoma Valley/CC San Francisco) Jr Jr Bayville, NY (Locust Valley/Nassau CC) Fr Fort Lauderdale, FL (Taravella) Fr St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine) Fr Phoenix, AZ (Brophy College Prep) Fr Panama City, FL (Chamberlain) Fr Miami, FL (Coral Reef) Fr Tallahassee, FL (Godby) Fr Navarre, FL (Navarre) Jr Manassas, VA (Osbourn/Dean College) Fr Jacksonville, FL (Duncan Fletcher)

Jaquez Johnson, 6-1, 225, QB, So, Starkville, Miss. (Starkville/East Mississippi CC)* *Joined the FAU squad in January and will have three seasons of eligibility.

High School: Played for Rick Darlington at Apopka High School where he earned first team all-conference, and third team all-state after Apopka captured the State Championship.

Semifinals. Johnson led EMCC with 284.6 passing yards per game and 27 touchdowns. He was second on the squad in rushing with 121 carries for 540 yards, an average of 4.5 yards per carry and he led the ground game with 12 touchdowns. Johnson scored multiple touchdowns in every game including a combined season high seven

City College of San Francisco: Played for George Rush at City College of San Francisco who finished the 2012 campaign 9-1 and averaged 42.8 points per game. He is currently

ranked as the 25th best offensive tackle nationally by Scout.com and as the 81st best player, also by Scout.com. Humboldt State: Saw action on the offensive line.

Personal: Criminal Justice major. He is the son of Nicky McCray and Antwan Armalin and was born in Fort Lauderdale. Bobby Mitchell, 6-2, 175, ATH, Fr, St. Augustine, Fla. (St. Augustine)

Ronnie and Mara Scott. Scott was born in Panama City. Jakobi Smith, 6-4, 250, OL, Fr, Miami, Fla. (Coral Reef)

Personal: Exercise science major who is the son of Vince and Deborah Warren. Warren was born in Fort Walton, Beach, Fla. Lucky Whitehead, 5-10, 163, WR, Jr, Manassas, Va. (Osbourn/Dean College)* *Joined the FAU squad in January

High School: Played for Chevas Clements at Coral Reef High School where he also represented his high school by playing in the Dade vs. Broward all-star game. He is a two-sport athlete (football and club baseball). Personal: Business major. He is the son of Marisha Smith and was born in Miami. Lester Thomas, 5-10, 165, DB, Fr, Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby)

High School: Played for Mick O'Meara at Sonoma Valley High School where he earned second team All-Conference honors (Sonoma County League) and was named All-Metro San Francisco. Lyons participated in the National Underclassmen California Top-100 Combine. Off the field, Lyons earned the San Francisco Police Department Scholarship for Academic Honors. Personal: Sociology major with a desire to attend law school. He is the son of Gerald and Jacqueline Lyons and nephew of Don Lyons who played major league baseball with the L.A. Angels. Marc Mauro, 6-1, 195, S, Jr, Bayville, N.Y. (Locust Valley/Nassau CC) Nassau CC: Earned first team junior college AllAmerican honors and was the New England Player of the Year. He finished 2012 fifth in the league with five interceptions and a pass breakup. Mauro led the league in interceptions. In 2012 he scored on offense, defense and special teams. High School: Played for Coach Knoll at Locust Valley High School. Personal: History major. He is the son of Michele and Bill Mauro. Robert Miller, 6-2, 190, DB, Fr, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Taravella)

High School: Played for Joey Wiles at St. Augustine High School where he was a 2012 first team Florida High School Class 6A Elite Team member as a wide receiver. St. Augustine finished the season 11-1 due in part to his allcounty efforts. Mitchell was credited with 52 passes for 1,095 yards and 12 scores. He set the school's single-season records for yards. At seasons end, Mitchell was named second team allstate (6A), to the First Coast Team. In a span of three games during his senior campaign, he recorded 22 tackles and two interceptions. He is a two-sport athlete (football and track). Personal: Business major. He is the son of Bobby Allen and Qwanda Mitchell and was born in St Augustine. As a hobby, he is a pianist. Robert Relf, 6-3, 220, LB, Fr, Phoenix, Ariz. (Brophy College Prep)

Dean College: Played for Dean College where he earned first team All-American honors as well as first team all-conference recognition at both wide receiver and return specialist. He was recognized as the team's special team player of the year as a senior. High School: Played for Steve Schultz at Osbourn High School where he earned first team all-conference honors as a wide receiver and defensive back. Personal: Son of Karen Morris and Rodney Whitehead. Whitehead's career goals include creating a program to keep children out of trouble. Kalib Woods, 6-3, 182, WR, Fr, Jacksonville, Fla. (Duncan Fletcher)

High School: Played for Ronnie Cottrell at Godby High School, which captured the Class 5A state Championship and finished the season 14-1. Thomas earned first team all-conference, 5A all-state and was named to the Big Bend Tallahassee Democrat team. Thomas tallied 74 tackles, including 52 solo and a sack. He also had eight interceptions and a fumble recovery. He was named Godby's defensive MVP and to the 5A FHSAA Elite Team as well as second team All-American by MaxPreps.com. As a junior he recorded 86 tackles and seven interceptions. Personal: Undecided in major. He is the son of Lester and Maria Thomas and was born in Tallahassee. His cousin Aries Monroe plays for the Carolina Panthers. Jay Warren, 6-0, 195, RB, Fr, Navarre, Fla. (Navarre)

High School: Played for Scooter Molander at Brophy College Prep where he earned all-state honors. He also was selected all-conference and all-section his sophomore through his senior season. He also was named the Player of the Year in Arizona and was a member of the all-Arizona team as a senior. The multi-purpose player was a three-year starter and was awarded the Ron Pritchard award as the best linebacker in the state. Personal: Business major. He is the son of Greg and Debra Relf. He has two brothers Kendrick and Cory. Relf was born in Phoenix, Ariz. Ronnie Scott, 5-10, 165, CB, Fr, Panama City, Fla. (Chamberlain) High School: Played for DJ Mayo at Chamberlain High School where he earned allstate honorable mention honors as a senior. He also was named second team all-county and will graduate in the top-100 of his class. Personal: Business major. He is the son of

High School: Played for Josh Corey at Duncan Fletcher High School where he earned all-district, and all-conference honors. His teammates named him the Offensive Player of the Year in high school, where he also won the captain award. Following a senior season of 48 tackles, 876 yards and eight TDs he also was named third team all-state 8A. He earned Athlete of the Week for Dec. 4, 2012, after contributing in both football and basketball. He ended his career as the third all-time receiver in the history of Fletcher High School. He was nominated and selected to play in the Florida vs. Georgia all-star game. Woods is a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track). Personal: Business administration major. He is the son of Katina Gadson and was born in Daytona Beach. He is a relative of Lionel Gates who is a running back for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL.

High School: Played for Dan Marguriet at Taravella High School where he was a two-year first team all-county selection and was the Central player of the year. Miller participated in the Dade vs. Broward all-star game and the Private vs. Public all-star game. As a senior, he tallied 56 tackles, including three sacks, four interceptions, 15 pass break-ups and scored five touchdowns. He is a two-sport athlete (football and track).

High School: Played for Jay Walls at Navarre High School where he earned second team allstate as well as all-area honors as a senior. Warren was named the Big School Player of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year. He rushed for 1,831 yards, scored 19 touchdowns is final campaign on 233 carries. He tallied five games with more than 200 rushing yards as a senior. He also was credited with 71 receiving yards and 45 tackles. The Pensacola News Journal named him the Player of the Year. He is a two-sport athlete (football and weightlifting).

2012 Statistics
INTERCEPTIONS Glanton, Adarius Reaser, Keith Whitfield, F. McKnight, J. Smith, D'Joun Strickland, W. Total Opponents No. 2 2 1 1 1 1 8 6 Yds 44 13 13 0 0 32 102 65 Avg 22.0 6.5 13.0 0.0 0.0 32.0 12.8 10.8 TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Long 42 13 13 0 0 32 42 35 Long RUSHING Wallace, J. Fortner, Damian Jackson, M. Jones, Travis Wilbert, Graham Curtis, Stephen McKinney, D. Dukes, William TEAM Total Opponents PASSING Wilbert, Graham Curtis, Stephen Wallace, J. Total Opponents GP 11 11 8 12 12 5 12 12 3 12 12 G 12 5 11 12 12 Att 175 90 48 14 64 10 4 1 4 410 504 Gain 713 340 246 90 210 34 15 0 0 1648 2657 Loss 40 17 19 5 147 0 6 1 36 271 197 Net 673 323 227 85 63 34 9 -1 -36 1377 2460 Avg 3.8 3.6 4.7 6.1 1.0 3.4 2.2 -1.0 -9.0 3.4 4.9 TD 6 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 23 Yds 2819 37 0 2856 2458 Long 46 43 30 31 23 7 7 0 0 46 77 TD 18 0 0 18 20 Avg/G 61.2 29.4 28.4 7.1 5.2 6.8 0.8 -0.1 -12.0 114.8 205.0 Lng 75 13 0 75 85 Avg/G 234.9 7.4 0.0 238.0 204.8

Effic 134.62 71.08 0.00 132.77 144.92

Cmp-Att-Int 261-405-6 4-10-0 0-1-0 265-416-6 158-286-8

Pct 64.4 40.0 0.0 63.7 55.2

KICK RETURNS Jones, Travis 11 Smith, D'Joun 10 LeBlanc, C. 7 Jackson, M. 7 Deleon, Alex 2 Neasman, S. 2 Gaskins, Jeremy 1 Milstead, C 1 Total 41 Opponents 34 FUMBLE RETURNS Mitchell, T. 1 Reaser, Keith 1 Total 2 Opponents 1

No. 221 214 135 142 19 47 9 0 787 786 No. 0 9 9 75

Yds 20.1 21.4 19.3 20.3 9.5 23.5 9.0 0.0 19.2 23.1 Yds 0.0 9.0 4.5 75.0

Avg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Avg 0 1 1 2

TD 35 32 28 26 11 25 9 0 35 100 TD 0 9 9 75

Long

PUNTING Kelly, Sean Total Opponents KICKOFFS Anderson, Mitch Kelly, Sean Total Opponents

No. 68 68 57 No. 44 6 50 71

Yds 2711 2711 2259 Yds 2734 372 3106 4376

Avg 39.9 39.9 39.6 Avg 62.1 62.0 62.1 61.6

Long 68 68 61 TB 12 2 14 28

TB 5 5 12 OB 0 0 0 2

FC 6 6 5

I20 16 16 11

Blkd 0 0 0 YdLn

RECEIVING Dukes, William McKinney, D. Dorvilus, Nexon Hankerson, B. Fortner, Damian Wallace, J. Jones, Travis Stoshak, Jenson Deleon, Alex Cunningham, M Jackson, M. Mitchell, T. Lohnes, Robert Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 10 11 8 8 10 3 12 12

No. 63 48 30 27 21 21 18 15 13 4 2 2 1 265 158

Yds 979 497 301 344 141 83 117 259 77 33 12 8 5 2856 2458

Avg 15.5 10.4 10.0 12.7 6.7 4.0 6.5 17.3 5.9 8.2 6.0 4.0 5.0 10.8 15.6

TD 4 2 5 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 18 20

Long 75 42 38 39 16 11 15 60 10 15 12 4 5 75 85

Avg/G 81.6 41.4 25.1 28.7 12.8 7.5 9.8 25.9 7.0 4.1 1.5 0.8 1.7 238.0 204.8

Retn Net

PUNT RETURNS Jones, Travis Reaser, Keith Total Opponents

No. 19 3 22 34

Yds 151 -8 143 274

Avg 7.9 -2.7 6.5 8.1

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 48 2 48 31

786 787

40.8 42.7

24 22

2012 Statistics
ALL PURPOSE Dukes, William Wallace, J. Jones, Travis McKinney, D. Fortner, Damian Jackson, M. Hankerson, B. Dorvilus, Nexon Stoshak, Jenson Smith, D'Joun LeBlanc, C. Deleon, Alex Wilbert, Graham Neasman, S. Glanton, Adarius Curtis, Stephen Cunningham, M Strickland, W. Whitfield, F. Gaskins, Jeremy Mitchell, T. Reaser, Keith Lohnes, Robert TEAM Total Opponents G 12 11 12 12 11 8 12 12 10 11 9 11 12 10 12 5 8 10 12 10 10 12 3 3 12 12 Rush -1 673 85 9 323 227 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -36 1377 2460 Rec 979 83 117 497 141 12 344 301 259 0 0 77 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 8 0 5 0 2856 2458 PR 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -8 0 0 143 274 KOR 0 0 221 0 0 142 0 0 0 214 135 19 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 787 786 IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 32 13 0 0 13 0 0 102 65 Tot 978 756 574 506 464 381 344 301 259 214 135 96 63 47 44 34 33 32 13 9 8 5 5 -36 5265 6043 Avg/G 81.5 68.7 47.8 42.2 42.2 47.6 28.7 25.1 25.9 19.5 15.0 8.7 5.2 4.7 3.7 6.8 4.1 3.2 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.4 1.7 -12.0 438.8 503.6

2012 Statistics
24 11 4J 45 26 3 7 48 98 93 5 23 21 18 31 96 15 17 34 2I 95 54 94 30 37 43 4C 84 59 6 46 86 4 97 16 10 42 19 88 55 9 92 TM 85 DEFENSIVE LEADERS Harstad, B. Hinds, David Glanton, Adarius Kirk, Andrae McKnight, J. Reaser, Keith LeBlanc, C. Coley, Trevon Bryant, Brandin Baptiste, David Wright, Martin Strickland, W. Smith, D'Joun Milstead, C Henry, Cory Jean, Jimmy Johnson, R. Parms, Damian Whitfield, F. Neasman, S. Sherrill, K. Raber, Tim Stryffeler, A. Gaskins, Jeremy Lozandier, D. Lamar, Rodney Cecere, Paul Deleon, Alex Eugene, R. Williamson, D. Nehls, Blake Ishmar, Hakeeme Moore, Paul James, Karl Kelly, Sean Curtis, Stephen Anderson, Mitch Dukes, William Stoshak, Jenson Bailey, Joseph Dorvilus, Nexon Henry, Joe TM Mitchell, T. Total Opponents GP-GS 12-12 12-12 12-7 12-5 9-5 12-12 9-9 12-12 12-9 10-4 12-6 10-4 11-9 12-5 12-6 11-2 10-2 10-3 12-0 10-0 9-2 12-0 6-3 10-0 6-0 6-0 3-0 11-4 2-0 10-0 3-0 6-0 4-2 4-0 12-0 5-1 10-0 12-8 10-2 12-12 12-10 1-0 1-0 10-2 12-0 12-0 |-------Tackles-------| Solo Ast Total 61 42 103 39 41 80 39 36 75 24 46 70 26 24 50 30 15 45 30 12 42 17 22 39 11 20 31 14 15 29 13 15 28 19 9 28 16 9 25 19 5 24 15 9 24 8 13 21 7 14 21 13 7 20 8 4 12 9 2 11 6 3 9 4 5 9 4 4 8 3 1 4 2 . 2 2 . 2 1 1 2 2 . 2 2 . 2 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . 453 378 831 484 376 860 TFL/Yds 3.0-20 6.5-17 5.5-19 4.0-5 2.0-3 1.5-3 1.0-1 2.5-8 4.5-15 2.0-2 4.0-13 1.0-1 . 1.0-2 2.5-11 4.0-17 3.0-19 2.0-5 . . 1.0-4 . . . . . . . 2.0-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-168 79.0-250 |-Sacks-| No-Yards 1.0-16 1.0-4 1.0-9 . . . . 1.5-6 0.5-3 . 1.5-8 . . . 2.0-11 1.5-14 2.0-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-88 28-138 |---Pass Def---| Int-Yds BrUp . . . 1 2-44 1 . 3 1-0 2 2-13 3 . 4 . . . 2 . . . . 1-32 1 1-0 8 . 4 . . . . . . . 1 1-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-102 30 6-65 46 QBH 3 2 1 3 . 1 . . 2 . 5 2 . . 2 . 2 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 15 |-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds FF . 2 2-0 2 . . 1-0 1 1-0 . 1-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . 1-0 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . 9-9 8 13-75 14 Blkd Kick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 1 6 Saf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .