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2006 Ferris State University Football Quick Facts

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GENERAL
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2741
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 12,547
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: 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: 345-391-40 (.470 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, 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): 12th/69-52-0 (69-52-0)
    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
Tony Rosso (Western State 1977), Offensive Assistant& H-Backs
Volunteer Assistant Coaches:
Chris Reeves, Max Huntoon
Student Assistant Coach:
Jim Bourdlais
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
2005 Overall Record: 3-8-0 (2-3-0 home, 1-5-0 road)
2005 GLIAC Record/Finish: 3-7-0/8thT
Final Ranking: None
Basic Offensive System: Spread
Basic Defensive System: 4-3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 45/16
    Offense: 20/11
    Defense: 22/4
    Specialty: 3/1
Starters Returning/Lost: 19/5
    Offense: 7/4
    Defense: 10/1
    Specialty: 2/0

Returning Offensive Starters:
Ryan Kaul, QB, 6-0, 205, Sr.
Shawn Grigg, TB, 5-9, 200, Sr.
John Vandenberg, FB, 5-11, 236, Sr.
Rob Lukofsky, C, 6-2, 290, Sr.
Chris Putra, RT, 6-2, 264, Sr.
Allen Feigel, LG, 6-5, 328, Sr.
Kevin Teeple, LT, 6-7, 307, Sr.

Returning Defensive Starters:
Jereld Sawyer, DT, 6-1, 278, Sr.
Jake Visser, DT, 6-2, 265, So.
Erik Schumacher, DE, 6-4, 248, Jr.
Kyle Walker, DE, 6-1, 250, So.
Mike Klobucher, MLB, 6-2, 248, Sr.
Nick Maeder, OLB, 5-10, 210, Jr.
Jeff Hollandsworth, OLB, 6-0, 225, So.
Jim Skodak, CB, 6-0, 202, Sr.
Nick Beaudry, FS, 5-10, 197, Sr.
Chris Machalak, SS, 6-1, 208, Sr.

Returning Specialist Starters:
Levi Slager, P, 6-0, 181, Jr.
Josh Eichler, K, 5-10, 180, Sr.

2006 Honors/Awards Candidates:
Mike Klobucher - 2004 & 2005 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2005 FSU Most Valuable Player, 2005 FSU Most Valuable Defensive Skill Player, 2004 FSU Coaches Award co-recipient, 2003 FSU Most Outstanding Defensive Rookie
Jim Skodak - 2003, 2004 & 2005 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2005 FSU EPEP Award co-recipient
Jake Visser - 2005 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2005 FSU Most Valuable Defensive Lineman
Ryan Kaul - 2005 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2005 FSU Most Improved Offensive Player, 2004 FSU Outstanding Offensive Rookie

Key Losses:
Carlton Brewster, FL- 2005 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American, 2005 Associated Press Little All-American, 2004 & 2005 D2Football.com All-America Honorable Mention, 2005 Football Gazette NW Region Third Team, 2004 & 2005 All-GLIAC First Team, 2004 Football Gazette All-America Honorable Mention, 2004 Football Gazette NW Region First Team, 2004 Daktronics NW Region First Team, 2003 All-GLIAC Second Team
Brandis Bowie, SE - 2005 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2005 FSU Coaches Award co-recipient
Jeff Williams, RG - 2005 All-GLIAC Second Team, 2005 FSU Most Valuable Offensive Lineman, 2002 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2002 FSU Most Improved Offensive Player.

2006 Captains: TBA

Returning Statistical Leaders (2005 Statistics):
Rushing - C.J. Van Wieren, 10 GP, 83 attempts, 363 yds., 4.4 ypa., 4 TD, long 32 yds., 36.3 ypg.; Ryan Kaul, 6 GP, 119 attempts, 280 yds., 2.4 ypa., 4 TD, long 19 yds., 31.3 ypg.; Shawn Grigg, 10 GP, 70 attempts, 271 yds., 3.9 ypa., 1 TD, long 14 yds., 27.1 ypg.

Passing - Ryan Kaul, 9 GP, 144 cmp., 251 att., 57.4 comp%, 9 int, 1,924 yds., 14 TD, long 58 yds., 132.99 efficiency rating, 13.4 ypc., 213.8 ypg.; C.J. Van Wieren, 10 GP, 51 cmp., 97 att., 52.6 comp%, 5 int, 597 yds., 3 TD, long 52 yds., 104.17 efficiency rating, 11.7 ypc., 59.7 ypg.

Receiving - Carlton Brewster, 11 GP, 60 rec., 921 yds., 15.4 ypc., 7 TD, long 58 yds., 83.7 ypg.; Nate Fricke, 11 GP, 35 rec., 401 yds., 11.5 ypc., 4 TD, long 52 yds., 36.5 ypg.; Brandis Bowie, 11 GP, 29 rec., 372 yds., 12.8 ypc., 5 TD, long 29 yds., 33.8 ypg.; Lawrence Conner, 11 GP, 25 rec., 253 yds., 10.1 ypc., 0 TD, long 26 yds., 23.0 ypg.; Shawn Grigg, 10 GP, 12 rec., 146 yds., 12.2 ypc., 0 TD, long 52 yds., 14.6 ypg.

Tackles - Mike Klobucher, 10 GP, 45 solo, 64 assists, 109 total, 6.5 TFL for 16 yds., 1 PBU, 1 FR for 0 yds., 2 FF; Jake Visser, 11 GP, 43 solo, 55 assists, 98 total, 8.0 TFL for 29 yds., 4.0 sacks for 22 yds., 1 PBU, 2 FR for 0 yds., 3 FF; Jeff Hollandsworth, 11 GP, 38 solo, 53 assists, 91 total, 3.0 TFL for 5 yds., 2.0 sacks for 3 yds., 2 FR for 0 yds., 1 FF; Nick Maeder, 11 GP, 40 solo, 37 assists, 77 total, 1.5 TLF for 4 yds., 0.5 sacks for 3 yds., 2 INT for 18 yds., 4 FR for 0 yds., 2 FF; Chris Machalak, 11 GP, 42 solo, 26 assists, 68 total, 5.5 TFL for 19 yds., 1 INT for 1 yd., 3 PBU, 1 FF; Lenald Mombo, 11 GP, 30 solo, 22 assists, 52 total, 2.5 TFL for 4 yds., 1 INT for 0 yds., 4 PBU, 2 FR for 0 yds., 1 Blk. Kick.

Kicking - Josh Eichler, 10 GP, 8-12 FG, long 36 yds., 20-23 extra pts., 44 pts.; Justin Rudy, 5 GP, 2-3 FG, long 36 yds., 6-7 extra pts., 12 pts.

Punting - Levi Slager, 10 GP, 36.6 punting avg., 47 att., 1,722 yds., long 54 yds., 6 Inside 20; Jim Yates, 11 GP, 39.5 punting avg., 13 att., 514 yds., long 64 yds., 3 Inside 20

Punt Returns - Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 16 returns, 175 yds., 0 TD, long 43 yds., 10.9 ypr.; Carlton Brewster, 11 GP, 2 returns, 21 yds., 0 TD, long 12 yds., 10.5 ypr.

Kickoff Returns - Lawrence Conner, 11 GP, 19 returns, 406 yds., 0 TD, long 50 yds., 21.4 ypr.; Jim Skodak, 11 GP, 15 returns, 199 yds., 0 TD, long 39 yds., 13.3 ypr.

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