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2002 FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL 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
Alma Mater, Year: Ferris State, 1977
Assistant Athletics Director: Brian Kegler
Alma Mater, Year: Northern Iowa, 1998
Athletics Department Phone/FAX: (231) 591-2860/591-2869
Coordinator of Records and NCAA: 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: 325-368-40

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director (Football Contact): Joe Gorby
    Office/Home: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
    E-Mail: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Communications 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
Athletics Website Address: www.ferris.edu/sports

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Jeff Pierce
    Alma Mater/Year Graduated: Ferris State/1979
    Year Entering/Record (FSU/Career): 8th/49-29-0 (49-29-0)
    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
Darrell Perkins (Wyoming 1990), Defensive Backs & Special Teams
Ken Conlin (South Dakota 1997), Offensive Line, Tight Ends & Recruiting Coordinator
Rick Williams (Michigan State 1977), Kickers & Punters
Joe Curry (St. Francis, Ill. 2001), Defensive Line
Graduate Assistant Coach: Shawn Williams
Student Assistant Coaches: Ryan Hodges, Lamar Patterson, Charlie Pierson
Head Athletics Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Assistant Athletics Trainer: Tim Glover, ATC
Equipment Managers: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C., John Whitford, E.M.,C.

TEAM INFORMATION
2001 Overall Record: 7-4 (4-1 home, 3-3 road)
2001 GLIAC Record/Finish: 7-3/3rd
Final Ranking: None
Basic Offensive System: Pro-I
Basic Defensive System: 4-3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 37/19
    Offense: 15/9
    Defense: 20/9
    Specialty: 2/1
Starters Returning/Lost: 16/8
    Offense: 8/3
    Defense: 6/5
    Specialty: 2/0
Returning Offensive Starters:
Tom Marsan, QB, 6-3, 173, So.
Derek Fudge, TB, 5-9, 175, Jr.
Brad Newell, FB, 6-2, 253, Sr.
Matt McCoy, TE, 6-7, 262, Jr.
Justin Giordano, LT, 6-3, 278, Sr.
Kevin Park, RT, 6-8, 285, So.
Gino D'Agostino, RG, 6-1, 311, Jr.
Andy Szatkowski, C, 6-2, 291, So.
Returning Defensive Starters:
Jason Feasel, DT, 6-4, 268, Sr.
Michael King, DE, 6-5, 269, Sr.
Bo Moore, DE, 6-2, 235, Sr.
Luke Piepkow, MLB, 6-2, 226, Jr.
DeRen Ellis, CB, 6-0, 167, Sr.
Alvin Grier, FS, 6-0, 209, Sr.
Returning Specialist Starters:
Tom Perez, K, 5-9, 140, Jr.
Tim Gill, P, 5-9, 163, Jr.

All-Star Candidates:
Derek Fudge - 2000 GLIAC Freshman-of-the-Year, 2000 All-GLIAC Second Team
Bo Moore - 2001 All-GLIAC First Team, Football Gazette Honorable Mention, Daktronics Northeast Region Second Team
Justin Giordano - 2001 All-GLIAC First Team
Alvin Grier - 2001 & 2000 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 1999 All-GLIAC Second Team
DeRen Ellis - 2001 All-GLIAC Second Team, 2000 All-GLIAC First Team
Luke Piepkow - 2001 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

Key Losses:
Clarence Coleman, FL - 2001 Harlon Hill Trophy Finalist, 2001 AFCA All-America First Team, Two-time Daktronics (2000-01), Two-time Associated Press All-America First Team (2000-01), Two-time D2Football.com All-America First Team (2000-01), Two-time 2000 Football Gazette All-America First Team (2000-01), Two-time Football Gazette Receiver-of-the-Year (2000-01), Three-time All-GLIAC First Team (1999-01), 2001 GLIAC co-Offensive Back-of-the-Year
Charlie Pierson, OLB - Two-time All-GLIAC Second Team (2001 & 2000)
Lamar Patterson, SE - 2001 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

2002 Captains: TBA

Returning Statistical Leaders (2001 Statistics):
Rushing - Derek Fudge, 9 GP, 130 attempts, 549 yds., 4.2 ypa., 3 TD, long 58 yds., 61.0 ypg.; Andrew Terry, 6 GP, 28 attempts, 65 yds., 2.3 ypa., 0 TD, long 9 yds., 10.8 ypg.

Passing - Tom Marsan, 9 GP, 122 cmp., 222 att., 55.0 comp%, 10 int, 1,537 yds., 15 TD, long 89 yds., 126.40 efficiency rating, 6.9 ypa., 170.8 ypg.

Receiving - Derek Fudge, 9 GP, 19 rec., 168 yds., 8.8 ypc., 2 TD, long 89 yds., 18.7 ypg.; Matt McCoy, 11 GP, 8 rec., 110 yds., 13.8 ypc., 2 TD, long 34 yds., 10.0 ypg.; Jesse Porter, 8 GP, 5 rec., 51 yds., 10.2 ypc., 0 TD, long 30 yds., 6.4 ypg.; Brad Newell, 11 GP, 4 rec., 46 yds., 11.5 ypc., 0 TD, long 28 yds., 4.2 ypg.

Tackles - Luke Piepkow, 11 GP, 52 solo, 58 assists, 110 total, 3.5 TFL for 20 yds., 1.5 sacks for 16 yds., 1 int for 7 yds., 2 PBU; Bo Moore, 11 GP, 47 solo, 21 assists, 68 total, 15.5 TFL for 63 yds., 10 sacks for 47 yds., 1 PBU, 2 FF; Alvin Grier, 11 GP, 39 solo, 24 assists, 63 total, 2 sacks for 10 yds., 4 TFL for 19 yds., 7 PBU, 1 FR; DeRen Ellis, 11 GP, 39 solo, 15 assists, 54 total, 1 int for 55 yds., 3.5 TFL for 10 yds., 12 PBU; Kevin Myers, 10 GP, 21 solo, 28 assists, 49 total, 1 TFL for 2 yds., 1 FF

Punting - Tim Gill, 11 GP, 32.7 punting avg., 45 att., 1,471 yds., long 60 yds., 15 I20

Kicking - Tom Perez, 11 GP, 9-14 FG, long 43 yds., 31-34 extra pts., 58 pts.

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