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2005 Ferris State Football Quick Facts

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GENERAL
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2741
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 11,803
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
Assistant Athletics Director: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
Events, Facilities and Marketing Manager: Mike Haggerty (Michigan State, 2000)
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: 342-383-40 (.473 winning pct.)

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
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, MI. 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): 11th/66-44-0 (66-44-0)
    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 & Tight Ends;
Ken Conlin (South Dakota 1997), Offensive Line, Tight Ends, & 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
Student Assistant Coaches:
Andy Szatkowski, Rob Mida
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
2004 Overall Record: 6-5 (2-3 home, 4-2 road)
2004 GLIAC Record/Finish: 6-4/5th
Final Ranking: None
Basic Offensive System: Pro-I
Basic Defensive System: 4-3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 39/21
    Offense: 23/5
    Defense: 14/15
    Specialty: 1/1
Starters Returning/Lost: 13/11
    Offense: 8/3
    Defense: 4/7
    Specialty: 1/1

Returning Offensive Starters:
Ryan Kaul, QB, 6-0, 197, Sr.
John Vandenberg, FB, 5-11, 257, Jr.
Carlton Brewster, FL, 5-11, 214, Sr.
Ryan Fritz, TE, 6-3, 263, Sr.
Jamie Bretl, C, 6-3, 295, Sr.
Jeff Williams, RG, 6-2, 300, Sr.
Allen Feigel, LG, 6-5, 358, Jr.
Kevin Teeple, LT, 6-7, 285, Jr.

Returning Defensive Starters:
Jereld Sawyer, DT, 6-0, 285, Jr.
Mike Klobucher, MLB, 6-2, 245, Jr.
Jim Skodak, CB, 6-0, 201, Sr.
Nick Beaudry, FS, 5-10, 202, Jr.

Returning Specialist Starters:
Levi Slager, P, 6-0, 178, So.

2005 Honors/Awards Candidates:
Carlton Brewster - 2004 D2Football.com All-America Honorable Mention, 2004 Football Gazette All-America Honorable Mention, 2004 Football Gazette NW Region First Team, 2004 Daktronics NW Region First Team, 2004 All-GLIAC First Team, 2003 All-GLIAC Second Team
Jim Skodak - 2004 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2003 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Mike Klobucher - 2004 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Jeff Williams - 2002 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

Key Losses:
Kevin Myers, OLB- 2004 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American, 2004 Associated Press Little All-American, 2004 Football Gazette All-America Second Team, 2004 D2Football.com All-America First Team, 2004 Daktronics NW Region First Team, 2004 D2Football.com NW Region First Team, 2004 Football Gazette NW Region First Team, 2004 All-GLIAC First Team, 2003 All-GLIAC First Team, 2003 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American, 2003 Associated Press Little All-American, 2003 D2Football.com All-America Honorable Mention, 2003 Daktronics All-America Second Team, 2003 Football Gazette All-America Second Team, 2003 D2Football.com NE Region First Team, 2003 Daktronics NE Region First Team, 2003 Football Gazette NE Region First Team, 2002 All-GLIAC Second Team
Whitney Bell, DT- 2004 Football Gazette All-America Third Team, 2004 D2Football.com All-America Honorable Mention, 2004 Daktronics NW Region Second Team, 2004 D2Football.com NW Region Second Team, 2004 Football Gazette NW Region Second Team, 2004 All-GLIAC First Team, 2003 All-GLIAC First Team, 2003 Football Gazette All-America Second Team, 2003 Football Gazette NE Region First Team
Rob Mida - 2003 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Jesse Schnitker - 2003 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Kevin Park , RT - 2004 All-GLIAC Second Team,
Andrew Terry, TB - 2004 Football Gazette NW Region Third Team, 2004 All-GLIAC
Rob Mida, OLB - 2004 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Jesse Schnitker, DE - 2004 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Andy Thwaites, SE - 2004 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

2005 Captains: TBA

Returning Statistical Leaders (2004 Statistics):
Rushing - Ryan Kaul, 10 GP, 95 attempts, 204 yds., 2.1 ypa., 4 TD, long 28 yds., 20.4 ypg.; Jermaine Jones, 6 GP, 19 attempts, 100 yds., 5.3 ypa., 0 TD, long 21 yds., 16.7 ypg.

Passing - Ryan Kaul, 10 GP, 107 cmp., 221 att., 48.4 comp%, 10 int, 1,375 yds., 9 TD, long 72 yds., 105.07 efficiency rating, 12.9 ypc., 137.5 ypg.

Receiving - Carlton Brewster, 11 GP, 81 rec., 1,230 yds., 15.2 ypc., 8 TD, long 72 yds., 111.8 ypg.; Brandis Bowie, 11 GP, 21 rec., 229 yds., 10.9 ypc., 0 TD, long 24 yds., 20.8 ypg.; Ryan Fritz, 11 GP, 6 rec., 53 yds., 8.8 ypc., 1 TD, long 21 yds., 4.8 ypg.

Tackles - Mike Klobucher, 11 GP, 80 solo, 54 assists, 134 total, 7.0 TFL for 23 yds., 2.0 sacks for 15 yds., 1 int for 0 yds., 2 PBU, 0 FR for 0 yds., 1 FF; Jereld Sawyer, 11 GP, 13 solo, 19 assists, 32 total, 2.5 TFL for 14 yds., 1.5 sacks for 8 yds., 0 int for 0 yds., 0 PBU, 0 FR for 0 yds., 0 FF; Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 24 solo, 7 assists, 31 total, 1.0 TFL for 7 yds., 1.0 sacks for 7 yds., 3 int for 0 yds., 12 PBU, 1 FR for 26 yds., 0 FF; Nick Beaudry, 8 GP, 15 solo, 11 assists, 26 total, 1.0 TLF for 10 yds., 1.0 sacks for 10 yds., 2 PBU, 0 FF.

Punting - Levi Slager, 11 GP, 37.2 punting avg., 64 att., 2,384 yds., long 56 yds., 14 Inside 20

Punt Returns - Carlton Brewster, 11 GP, 25 returns, 137 yds., 0 TD, long 50 yds., 5.5 ypr.; Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 2 returns, 23 yds., 0 TD, long 18 yds., 11.5 ypr.

Kickoff Returns - Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 16 returns, 341 yds., 1 TD, long 85 yds., 21.3 ypr.; Carlton Brewster, 11 GP, 14 returns, 280 yds., 0 TD, long 40 yds., 20.0 ypr.

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