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2001 QUICK FACTS

GENERAL
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2741
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 10,930
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Stadium: Top Taggart Field
Capacity/Year Built: 6,200/1957
Surface: Artificial Turf (AstroTurf 12)
Affiliation: NCAA II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
President: Dr. William A. Sederburg
Alma Mater, Year: Minnesota State, Mankato, 1969
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic (Ferris State, 1977)
Assistant Athletics Director (Interim): Pete Watkins (MacMurray, 1994)
Athletics Department Phone/FAX: (231) 591-2860/591-2869
Assistant Registrar (Athletics): Carma Burcham
Faculty Representative: Mark Kosciuszko

HISTORY
First Year Of Football: 1900
All-Time Playoff Record: 5-5
Years In Post-Season Play: 5
Last Post-Season Appearance: 1996
Result: Lost, 23-21 to Clarion (Pa.) in NCAA II Quarterfinals
All-Time Record: 318-364-40

SPORTS INFORMATION
Sports Information Director/Football SID: Joe Gorby
    Office/Home: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
    E-Mail: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Sports Information Director: Rob Bentley
    Office/Home: (231) 591-3821/796-1178
    E-Mail: bentleyr@ferris.edu
FAX: (231) 591-3775
Press Box Phone: (231) 591-2217/5994
Mailing Address: 330 Oak Street, West Bldg., Room 025, Big Rapids, MI. 49307-2031
Internet Address: www.ferris.edu/sports

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Jeff Pierce
    Alma Mater/Year Graduated: Ferris State/1979
    Year Entering/Record (FSU/Career): 7th/42-25-0 (42-25-0)
    Office Phone/E-Mail: (231) 591-2864/piercej@ferris.edu
    Best Time/Day to Reach Coach: 9-11 a.m.(ET)/Mon.-Thur.
Assistant Coaches:
Duane Wilson (Western Michigan 1983), Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers)
Matt McCarthy (Ferris State 1999), Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks & Wide Receivers
Cary Marquell (Ball State 1996), Defensive Backs, Special Teams
Ken Conlin (South Dakota 1997), Offensive Line & Tight Ends
Rick Williams (Michigan State 1977), Kickers & Punters
Joe Allgeier (Wilmington 1997), Defensive Line
Student Assistant Coaches: Ryan Morris, Ryan Pohl
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, A.T.C.
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, A.T.C.
Equipment Managers: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C., John Whitford, E.M.,C.

TEAM INFORMATION
2001 Overall Record: 5-6 (2-3 home, 3-3 road)
2001 GLIAC Record/Finish: 5-5/5thTie
Final Ranking: None
Basic Offensive System: Pro-I
Basic Defensive System: 4-3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 42/13
    Offense: 17/8
    Defense: 23/3
    Specialty: 2/2
Starters Returning/Lost: 16/8
    Offense: 8/3
    Defense: 8/3
    Specialty: 0/2
Returning Offensive Starters:
Clarence Coleman, FL, 5-11, 182, Sr.
Derek Fudge, TB, 5-9, 189, So.
Brad Newell, FB, 6-2, 242, Jr.
Kyle Park, QB, 6-4, 200, Sr.
Lamar Patterson, SE, 6-0, 180, Sr.
Curtis Compton, G, 6-5, 296, Sr.
Justin Giordano, T, 6-3, 282, Jr.
Dan Spitzley, G-T, 6-4, 301, Sr.
Returning Defensive Starters:
William Foster, DT, 6-2, 266, Sr.
Corey Rush, DE, 6-2, 239, Sr.
Charlie Pierson, OLB, 6-0, 220, Sr.
Rudy Lopez, MLB, 5-11, 213, Jr.
Ryan Hodges, CB, 5-9, 192, Sr.
Devin Hutchings, CB, 6-0, 196, Sr.
Alvin Grier, FS, 6-0, 207, Sr.
J.J. Moreland, SS, 6-2, 215, Sr.

All-Star Candidates:
Clarence Coleman - 2000 All-GLIAC First Team, 2000 Daktronics All-America First Team, 2000 Associated Press All-America First Team, 2000 D2Football.com All-America First Team, 2000 Football Gazette All-America First Team, 2000 Football Gazette Receiver of the Year, 2000 FSU Most Valuable Player, GLIAC & FSU's All-Time Leading Receiver Derek Fudge - 2000 GLIAC Freshman of the Year, 2000 All-GLIAC Second Team
Charlie Pierson - 2000 All-GLIAC Second Team
Alvin Grier - 2000 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
DeRen Ellis - 2000 All-GLIAC First Team
Ryan Hodges - 2000 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

Key Losses:
Jason Losinski, C - 2000 All-GLIAC First Team
Ryan Morris, DT - 2000 All-GLIAC First Team
Rob Ridling, OLB - 2000 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Dave Zuiderveen, DE - 2000 All-GLIAC First Team, 2000 Daktronics All-America Second
Team, 2000 Hansen's Football Gazette All-America Third Team

2001 Captains: TBA

Returning Statistical Leaders:
Rushing - Derek Fudge, 11 GP, 262 attempts, 1,227 yds., 4.7 ypa., 7 TD, long 66 yds., 111.5 ypg.

Passing - Kyle Park, 10 GP, 156 cmp., 297 att., 52.5 comp%, 15 int, 1,921 yds., 14 TD, long 63 yds., 112.31 efficiency rating, 6.5 ypa., 192.1 ypg.

Receiving - Clarence Coleman, 11 GP, 97 rec., 1,519 yds., 15.7 ypc., 15 TD, long 66 yds., 138.1 ypg.; Lamar Patterson, 11 GP, 45 rec., 450 yds., 10.0 ypc., 1 TD, long 23 yds., 40.9 ypg.; Doug Searles, 11 GP, 27 rec., 345 yds., 12.8 ypc., 3 TD, long 52 yds., 31.4 ypg.; Robert Giles, 10 GP, 17 rec., 237 yds., 13.9 ypc., 1 TD, long 63 yds., 23.7 ypg.

Tackles - Charlie Pierson, 11 GP, 73 solo, 37 assists, 110 total, 17 TFL for 105 yds., 9.0 sacks for 77 yds., 3 PBU, 3 FR, 1 FF; Alvin Grier, 11 GP, 53 solo, 27 assists, 80 total, 5 int for 75 yds., 1 TFL for 3 yds., 1 sack for 3 yds., 8 PBU, 3 FR; J.J. Moreland, 11 GP, 39 solo, 19 assists, 58 total, 1 int for 0 yds., 4 TFL for 7 yds., 4 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF; Ryan Hodges, 10 GP, 45 solo, 9 assists, 54 total, 2 int for 0 yds., 7 TFL for 18 yds., 1 sack for 6 yds., 8 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF; Rudy Lopez, 10 GP, 22 solo, 30 assists, 52 total, 1 TFL for 1 yd., 2 PBU, 2 FF

Kicking - Tim Gill, 5 GP, 35.4 punting avg., 17 att., 601 yds., long 57 yds., 6 I20

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