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2007 Ferris State University Football Quick Facts

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GENERAL
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2741
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 12,578
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 (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler
Alma Mater, Year: Michigan, 1972
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic
Alma Mater, Year: Ferris State, 1977
Associate Athletics Director For Advancement: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
Events, Facilities and Marketing Manager: TBA
Coordinator of Records and NCAA: Carma Burcham
Athletics Faculty Representative: Terry Nerbonne
Athletics Department Phone/FAX: (231) 591-2860/591-2869

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: 353-399-40 (.471 winning pct.)

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director: Joe Gorby
    Office/Home: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
    E-Mail: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Communications Director (Football Contact): Rob Bentley
    Office/Home: (231) 591-3821/796-1178
    E-Mail: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications FAX: (231) 591-3775
Athletics Hotline: (231) 591-2375
Press Box Phone: (231) 591-2217/2143
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, Sports Complex 002, Big Rapids, Mich. 49307-2741
Website: www.ferris.edu/sports

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Jeff Pierce
    Alma Mater/Year Graduated: Ferris State/1979
    Year Entering/Ferris State Record (Career): 13th/77-55-0 (77-55-0)
    Office Phone/E-Mail: (231) 591-2864/piercej@ferris.edu
    Best Time/Day to Reach Coach: Monday-Thursday -- 9-11 a.m. (ET)
Assistant Coaches:
Duane Wilson (Western Michigan 1983), Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
Matt McCarthy (Ferris State 1999), Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks & Wide Receivers
Ken Conlin (South Dakota 1997), Offensive Line & Recruiting Coordinator
Ted Egger (Lock Haven 2000), Defensive Backs, Special Teams, & Video Coordinator
Jason Rebrovich (SUNY Cortland State 2000), Defensive Line
Rick Williams (Michigan State 1977), Kickers & Punters
Tony Rosso (Western State 1997), Offensive Assistant & H-Backs
Chris Reese (Western State 2005) Defensive Assistant/Safeties
Volunteer Assistant Coaches:
Max Huntoon, Bob Maynard, Phil Fortier, Steve Smith
Student Assistant Coaches:
Jim Bourdlais, Ryan Kaul
Team Building Coordinator:
Mike Wissink
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Michael Blackburn, ATC
Equipment Manager: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.

TEAM INFORMATION
2006 Overall Record: 8-3-0 (3-2-0 home, 5-1-0 road)
2006 GLIAC Record/Finish: 7-3-0/3rd
Final Ranking: 17th (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette Top 40)
Basic Offensive System: Spread
Basic Defensive System: 4-3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 44/18
    Offense: 19/10
    Defense: 23/7
    Specialty: 2/1
Starters Returning/Lost: 11/13
    Offense: 4/7
    Defense: 6/5
    Specialty: 1/1

Returning Offensive Starters:
Bill Bourdlais, G, 6-4, 290, Sr.
Nate Fricke, FL, 5-8, 175, Sr.
Robert Miller, SL, 5-8, 185, Sr.
Mike Guevara, SE, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Returning Defensive Starters:
Jake Visser, DT, 6-2, 265, Jr.
Erik Schumacher, DE, 6-4, 248, Sr.
Kyle Walker, DE, 6-1, 250, Jr.
Kurt Hout, DE, 6-2, 250, Sr.
Jeff Hollandsworth, OLB, 6-0, 225, Jr.
Kyle Williams, CB, 5-10, 175, Sr.

Returning Specialist Starters:
Jim Yates, P, 6-1, 213, Jr.

Other Returning Players With Starting Experience:
Joe Hardy, CB, 5-9, 175, Sr. (Made two starts last year)
Paris Holloman, TB, 5-8, 194, Jr. (Made one start last year)
Cory Jones, G-T, 6-4, 303, Sr. (Made one start last year)
Rahseem Jones-Salaam, FL, 6-0, 188, Jr. (Made one start last year)
Cole Meredith, FL, 6-0, 199, Jr. (Made seven starts last year)
Jordan Moore, OLB, 6-0, 226, Sr. (Made two starts last year)
C.J. Van Wieren, QB, 6-4, 235, Sr. (Made two starts last year)
Patrick Wells, CB, 6-1, 200, Sr. (Made three starts last year)
Chad Wilson, SS, 6-0, 197, So. (Made two starts last year)
Chris Wilson, SE, 6-6, 215, So. (Made two starts last year)

2007 Honors/Awards Candidates:
Jake Visser - 2007 Preseason All-America, 2006 Honorable Mention All-America, 2006 All-GLIAC First Team, 2005-06 FSU Most Valuable Defensive Lineman, 2006 All-Northwest Region First Team (Daktronics), 2006 All-Northwest Region Second Team, (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette & D2football.com)
Bill Bourdlais - 2006 All-GLIAC First Team, 2006 All-Northwest Region Second Team (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette)
Robert Miller - 2006 All-GLIAC Second Team, 2006 FSU Outstanding Offensive Rookie
Kurt Hout - 2006 All-GLIAC Second Team, 2006 FSU Outstanding Defensive Rookie
Erik Schumacher - 2006 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2006 FSU Most Improved Defensive Player

Key Losses:
Mike Klobucher, LB - 2006 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American, 2006 Football Gazette NW Region Second Team, 2006 All-GLIAC First Team, 2006 GLIAC Jack McAvoy Winner, 2006 National Football Foundation (NFF) Draddy Trophy Finalist, 2006 NFF National Scholar-Athlete, 2006 FSU Most Valuable Player
Jim Skodak, CB – 2006 All-GLIAC First Team, 2006 All-Northwest Region Second Team (D2football.com), 2006 All-Northwest Region Third Team (Don Hansen’s Football Gazette)
Ryan Kaul, QB – 2006 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2006 FSU Most Valuable Offensive Skill Player
John Vandenberg, FB – 2006 All-GLIAC Second Team

2007 Captains: TBA (following fall camp)

2006 Statistical Leaders (Returning Players In Bold):

RushingRobert Miller, 11 GP, 82 attempts, 531 yds., 6.5 ypa., 3 TD, long 53 yds., 48.3 ypg; C.J. Van Wieren, 8 GP, 93 attempts, 464 yds., 5.0 ypa., 8 TD, long 72 yds., 58.0 ypg.; Shawn Grigg, 11 GP, 90 attempts, 456 yds., 5.1 ypa., 4 TD, long 31 yds., 41.5 ypg.

Passing – Ryan Kaul, 9 GP, 95 cmp., 163 att., 58.3 comp%, 10 int, 1,483 yds., 13 TD, long 69 yds., 148.76 efficiency rating, 15.6 ypc., 164.8 ypg.; C.J. Van Wieren, 8 GP, 22 cmp., 40 att., 55.0 comp%, 4 int, 286 yds., 1 TD, long 43 yds., 103.31 efficiency rating, 13.0 ypc., 35.8 ypg.

ReceivingRobert Miller, 11 GP, 34 rec., 399 yds., 11.7 ypc., 3 TD, long 60 yds., 36.3 ypg.; Nate Fricke, 11 GP, 24 rec., 397 yds., 16.5 ypc., 4 TD, long 60 yds., 36.1 ypg.; Mike Guevara, 11 GP, 23 rec., 485 yds., 21.1 ypc., 3 TD, long 69 yds., 44.1 ypg.; Cole Meredith, 8 GP, 21 rec., 286 yds., 13.6 ypc., 3 TD, long 41 yds., 35.8 ypg.; Shawn Grigg, 11 GP, 5 rec., 39 yds., 7.8 ypc., 0 TD, long 14 yds., 3.5 ypg.

Tackles – Mike Klobucher, 10 GP, 47 solo, 45 assists, 92 total, 6.5 TFL for 29 yds., 2 FR for 0 yds., 2 FF; Jake Visser, 11 GP, 52 solo, 34 assists, 86 total, 16.0 TFL for 74 yds., 10.5 sacks for 62 yds., 2 PBU, 1 FR for 0 yds.; Jeff Hollandsworth, 10 GP, 43 solo, 37 assists, 80 total, 2 PBU; Nick Maeder, 10 GP, 22 solo, 30 assists, 52 total, 5.0 TFL for 23 yds., 4.0 sacks for 21 yds., 4 PBU; Chris Machalak, 11 GP, 31 solo, 17 assists, 48 total, 4.0 TLF for 14 yds., 1.0 sacks for 7 yds., 1 FF; Erik Schumacher, 11 GP, 20 solo, 22 assists, 42 total, 10.5 TFL for 60 yds., 4.0 sacks for 32 yds.; Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 30 solo, 11 assists, 41 total, 2.0 TFL for 4 yds., 3 INT for 33 yds., 8 PBU, 1 FF

PuntingJim Yates, 11 GP, 38.5 punting avg., 28 att., 1,077 yds., long 55 yds., 7 Inside 20; Levi Slager, 10 GP, 15.0 punting avg., 2 att., 30 yds., long 23 yds., 0 Inside 20

Kicking – Josh Eichler, 11 GP, 6-13 FG, long 52 yds., 34-34 extra pts., 52 pts.

Punt Returns – Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 18 returns, 221 yds., 0 TD, long 51 yds., 12.3 ypr.; Kyle Williams, 11 GP, 1 returns, 3 yds., 0 TD, long 3 yds., 3.0 ypr.

Kickoff ReturnsRobert Miller, 11 GP, 12 returns, 257 yds., 0 TD, long 48 yds., 21.4 ypr.; Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 10 returns, 236 yds., 0 TD, long 61 yds., 23.6 ypr.

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