November 19, 2004

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EIGHT FINALISTS NAMED FOR HILL TROPHY AS NCAA DIVISION II FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

FLORENCE, Ala.
-- A field of 26 candidates has been trimmed to eight national finalists in regional voting for the Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year. The top two players from each of the Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, and Southwest regions advanced through regional voting. The finalists were selected by the NCAA Division II sports information directors in regional voting and will now be placed on the national ballot where all 156 of the division's SIDs will select the award's ninteenth winner. 

The list of finalists was announced by Harlon Hill Voting Coordinator Dee Corum.  The list of 2004 finalists is comprised of five quarterbacks, two running backs, and one wide receiver. Six of the finalists helped lead their teams into the NCAA Division II playoffs this season. Advancing from the Northeast region are quarterback Marc Eddy of Bentley and quarterback Jimmy Terwilliger of East Stroudsburg. Finalists from the Southeast region are quarterback Cory Allred of Arkansas-Monticello and Fort Valley State running back Derrick Wimbush. Tailback Lee Marana of Michigan Tech and wide receiver Chris Samp of Winona State advanced from the Northwest region, and quarterbacks Drew Beard of SE Oklahoma State and Chad Friehauf of Colorado-Mines were selected from the Southwest region.  The Hill Trophy is sponsored by Coca-Cola, the City of Florence, Ala., and Trustmark Construction.  Candidates for the 2004 Hill Trophy were nominated by the sports information directors at their respective schools and those nominations were then reviewed by the Hill Regional Advisory Committees, which trimmed the list of candidates to no more than six per region.  National voting will conclude on November 29 and  the top three finishers will be invited to theShoals for the presentation banquet. The winner of the 2004 award, which is presented by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee, will be announced at the Harlon Hill Trophy and Division II Football Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, December 10 in Florence, prior to the NCAA Division II Football Championship Game on Dec. 11.  Tickets are $35 each or $280 for a table of eight and can be purchased by calling the Shoals Chamber
of Commerce at (256) 764-4661.

Allred, a senior from Lancaster, Calif., was named the Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season after throwing for 3,464 yards and 27 touchdowns. For his career, he threw for 7,070 yards and had 7,988 yards of career total offense. 

Beard, a senior from Rush Springs, Okla., who was also a finalist in 2003, became the Lone Star Conference's all-time leader in career total offense with more than 9,400 yards. He is ranked among the Division II national leaders in total offense (sixth) and passing efficiency (10th) and is the only player ranked in the Lone Star Conference top 10 in both rushing and passing. He led SOSU to an 8-2 regular-season record and into the Division II playoffs.

Eddy, a senior from Southboro, Mass., led Bentley to an 8-1 record and into the Division II playoffs. He was selected MVP of the Northeast-10 Conference for the second straight season while breaking the all-time Division II record for career touchdown passes with 118 entering the playoffs. He also owns Division II records for career games with three or more touchdown passes and most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. He became just the seventh DII player to pass for more than 10,000 career yards. He threw for 2,639 yards and 28 touchdowns this season.

Friehauf, a senior from Brush, Colorado, led the Colorado School of Mines to an 11-0 regular-season record and to a first-round playoff win over Midwestern State. He leads Division II in total offense, with 392.6 yards per game, and is second in passing efficiency with a 172.9 rating. He had a streak of 180 consecutive passes this season without an interception and completed 296 of 402 passes for 3,746 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2004. During his career, Friehauf has thrown for 9,440 yards and 81 touchdowns. 

Marana, a sophomore from Ishpeming, Mich., was the GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year after rushing for 1,484 yards and 21 touchdowns this season. He helped lead the Huskies to a 9-1 regular-season record and into the Division II playoffs. He was a first-team All-GLIAC selection, a three-time GLIAC Player of the Week and a two-time National Offensive Player of the Week. He ranks third in Division II in scoring with a 12.6 average per game and is 10th in rushing at 148.4 yards per game.

Samp, a senior from Algoma, Wisc., helped take Winona State to a 10-1 regular-season record and into the Division II playoffs. He ranks second in the nation in receiving yards per game (132.1), ninth in scoring (11.5) and 19th in receptions per game (6.5). He caught 74 passes for 1,454 yards and 22 touchdowns. He caught at least one pass in 40 consecutive games and had a TD reception in 19 straight games. His 53 career TD receptions ranks third in DII history and seventh all-time in all divisions. His 4,471 career receiving yards is second best in Division II history and eighth in all divisions.


Terwilliger, a sophomore from East Stroudsburg, Penn., was selected Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row after leading East Stroudsburg to a 9-1 record and into the Division II playoffs. It marked ESU's first nine win season since 1978. He completed 178 of 293 passes for 3,198 yards and 26 touchdowns and leads Division II in passing efficiency with a 175.6 rating. He is fourth in the nation in total offense with 348.1 yards per game average and passed for 300 yards or more seven times in 2004.


Wimbush, a senior from Mauk, Ga., is third in the nation in rushing with a 167.3-yard average and is fifth in scoring with 12.2 points per game. He rushed for 1,840 yards on 247 carries and averaged 7.4 yards per carry. He led the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in rushing, scoring and all-purpose yards and was a five-time SIAC Offensive Player of the Week this season. He rushed for more than 100 yards in 13 consecutive games during his career at Fort Valley State.

The initial Harlon Hill Trophy was won by North Dakota State quarterback Jeff Bentrim in 1986, followed by Texas A&M-Kingsville runningback Johnny Bailey - in 1987, 1988 and 1989. Another North Dakota State quarterback, Chris Simdorn, claimed the 1990 award, followed by Pittsburg State receiver Ronnie West in 1991, Pittsburg State running back Ronald Moore in 1992, New Haven running back Roger Graham in 1993 and Valdosta State University quarterback Chris Hatcher in 1994. North Alabama linebacker Ronald McKinnon became the first defensive player to win the award when he claimed the Hill Trophy in 1995.  Truman State University running back Jarrett Anderson won the 1996 award and Bloomsburg University running back Irvin Sigler claimed the Hill Trophy in 1997 award. Running back Brian Shay of Emporia State won in 1998, followed by Northern Colorado quarterback Corte McGuffey in 1999 and Valdosta State quarterback Dusty Bonner in 2000 and 2001, and Grand Valley State quarterback Curt Anes in 2002. The 2003 trophy was awarded to North Alabama quarterback Will Hall.


2004 HARLON HILL TROPHY FINALISTS
Finalist Cl. Pos. School Hometown
Cory Allred SR QB Arkansas-Monticello Lancaster, Calif.
Drew Beard SR QB SE Oklahoma State Rush Springs, Okla.
Marc Eddy SR QB Bentley Southboro, Mass.
Chad Friehauf SR QB Colorado - Mines Brush, Colo.
Lee Marana SO TB Michigan Tech Ishpeming, Mich.
Chris Samp SR WR Winona State Algoma, Wis.
Jimmy Terwilliger SO QB East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa.
Derrick Wimbush SR HB Fort Valley State Mauk, Ga.

2004 HARLON HILL TROPHY FINALISTS

Cory Allred
Quarterback - Arkansas-Monticello
5-11, 175, Senior, Lancaster, California

2004 Highlights: Became just the sixth player in Gulf South Conference history to win back-to-back GSC Offensive Player of the Year honors. Named First Team All-Gulf South Conference in both 2003 and 2004. His career 7,070 passing yards are second on the UAM All-Time List - behind only four year starter Kevin McCarn. He was 26-of-48 with 433 and 4 touchdowns vs. West Georgia. He was named GSC Offensive Player of the Week and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette National Player of the Week. He was 28-of-49 for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also had 77 yards rushing (5.9 yard average). He was named GSC Offensive Player of the Week and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette National Player of the Week.

2004 Stats: Allred finished the 2004 campaign with a 135.39 QB rating, after completing 253 of 441 passes on the season for 3,464 yards and 27 touchdowns. Also registered 9 rushing touchdowns on the season.

Career Awards and Accomplishments: He was a two-time Don Hansen Football Gazette Player of the Week and a two-time Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week. In 2003, he was the NCAA-DII total offense leader (387.9 ypg/Sixth best ever in NCAA history), Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Gulf South Conference, second-team Daktronics All-South Region, and DII Football.com second-team All-America. In 2004, Allred became only the sixth player in GSC history to repeat as Offensive Player of the Year. Allred finished fifth in the NCAA in total offense with 338.3 yards per game. He is the single season record holder in total offense in the Gulf South Conference (4,267 yards/Second Best in NCAA DII History). He is the Arkansas single-season passing yardage record holder in all divisions (3,606 yards/15th best in NCAA DII History). He had 6th and 7th single-game highest total offensive output in NCAA-DII history (486 yards twice). He holds the Gulf South Conference record in total offense plays in a game (82) and a single-season
(632). He ranks third on the all-time GSC list for total offense (7,988 yards). Team Honors and Records: He is the 2004 team captain. He tied the mark for single-game touchdown passes (6). He is first in single-season touchdown passes (33) and second in career touchdown passes (60). He is sixth highest in single-game passing yards (433 yards), and holds the single-season yards passing record (3,606 yards). He ranks second in career passing yards (6,188 yards), second in single-game total yards (486 yards, twice), is the single-season total yards leader (4,267 yards), and ranks second in career total yards (7,988 yards). He holds the UAM record for total touchdowns in a game: 8 versus Henderson State, 2003 (6 passing, 2 rushing).

NCAA Rankings:
No. 5 Total Offense 338.3 ypg
No. 31 Passing Efficiency 135.4


Drew Beard
Quarterback - SE Oklahoma State
5-10, 175, Senior, Rush Springs, Oklahoma

2004 Highlights: He became the SOSU and the LSC all-time career leader in total offense, currently with 9,424 career yards at the close of the regular season. He was named the LSC North Offensive Back of the Year for the second-straight season after earning his second-consecutive First Team honors.  Beard set the SOSU and LSC single-game total offense record with 526 yards (295 passing, 231 rushing) in 45-21 win over Eastern New Mexico. His 231 rushing yards against ENMU was fifth-most in school history and most ever by a quarterback. Tossed for a career-high 376 yards on 17-of-27 passing in 49-7 win over Southwestern Oklahoma. Had 473 yards of total offense (367 passing, 106 rushing) in 55-28 road win over then No. 9-ranked nationally Central Oklahoma. He completed 17-of-21 pass attempts (81.0%) for 293 yards and two touchdowns while adding 83 rushing yards (376 total offense) and another score in 46-6 win over Northeastern State  He passed for 295 yards and rushed for another 69 yards (364 total offense) and was responsible for three touchdowns in 41-27 win at Angelo State. He tossed for over 200 yards in nine of ten regular-season games and has had at least one touchdown pass in every game this season. He was named LSC North Offensive Player of the Week four times this season and named National Offensive Player of the Week by D2Football.com and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette after ENMU victory. Beard was also named the Football Gazette POW after the UCO victory.

2004 Key Stats: Beard has passed for 272.7 yards and rushed for 62.6 yards per game for 335.3 yards of total offense per game so far this season. He ranks second in LSC (sixth in NCAA DII) in total offense, fourth in LSC in passing and ninth in LSC in rushing. He has a pass efficiency rating of 149.0, ranking fourth in LSC and 10th in NCAA DII. He guides top scoring offense in LSC (eighth n NCAA DII) with 39.3 points per contest. He leads top total offense in LSC (20th in NCAA DII) with 440.6 total yards per game (154.0 rushing ypg, 286.6 passing ypg). SOSU as a team ranks fifth in the LSC in rushing and third in the league in passing (14th in NCAA DII). He has 22 touchdowns passes and has rushed for nine more this season. He has completed 159-of-293 passes (54.3%) for 2,727 yards. He also has 119 rushes for 626 yards. He has three punts for 36.0 yard per punt average. He is the only players to rank in Top 10 in LSC in both passing and rushing.

Career Awards and Accomplishments: Beard is the career SOSU and LSC record holder for total offense with 9,424 total yards in 38 career games. He enters the postseason ranked No. 21 on the NCAA DII all-time career total offense list. He ranks second in school history in passing with 7,085 yards and third in school history in rushing with 2,339. He became just the third player in NCAA DII history to record over 7,000 career passing yards and rush for over 2,000 yards in a career. He is averaging 261.7 total yards per game in 38 career games (including nine of which he was not a starter). He is averaging 295.4 yards per game in 29 career starts. He has a 20-9 career record as SOSU’s starting quarterback. He has a career pass efficiency rating of 144.7. He was a 2003 Harlon Hill Trophy Finalist, finishing eighth in he national voting. He is three-time team captain.  Beard is a two-time LSC North Offensive Back of the Year honoree after earning first-team All-LSC North in both 2003 and 2004. In 2003, he was named All-West Region and Offensive Player of the Year by D2Football.com, and 2003 Daktronics All-West Region Second Team. He was named 2002 second-team All-LSC North. He is an 11-time LSC North Offensive Player of the Week during his career. He led LSC in total offense in 2002 & 2003 and ranked second in the league in 2004. He is ranked among Top 10 in LSC in passing and rushing in each of the past three seasons (only player to do such in any of those years). He ranked 7th in NCAA DII in total offense (306.6 ypg) as junior in 2003. He set the school record with touchdown passes (23) as a junior in 2003 and tossed for a then career-high 358 yards against East Central. He is a member of the Scholar-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was named SOSU Male Athlete of the Year for 2002-03 and 2003-04. Team Honors and Records: SOSU posted its third-straight winning season for the first time in nearly a decade with a 7-3 mark entering the NCAA Division II postseason, ranked No. 6 in the Southwest Region. Savages posted back-to-back 7-3 records and have also landed in NCAA DII Region Top 10 in each Beard’s previous seasons as the starting quarterback. The team set a school record for scoring with 35.5 points per game in 2003 and is poised to break that mark this fall.

Academic Awards: He was a member of the 2003 All-LSC North Academic Team and the athletic director’s honor roll.

NCAA Rankings:
No. 6 Total Offense 335.3 ypg
No. 10 Passing Efficiency 149.0


Marc Eddy
Quarterback - Bentley College
6-3, 230, Senior, Southboro, Massachusetts

2004 Highlights: Northeast-10 MVP for second straight year after leading Falcons to second straight NCAA playoff berth and co-championship in Northeast-10. Broke the NCAA Division II career record for career TD passes (118 entering the NCAA playoffs). He was named five-time Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Week. He is a four-time ECAC Division II Offensive Player of the Week, a three-time Boston Globe Gold Helmet winner (top Div. II-III Player in New England), and he ranks 10th in Div. II in total offense, despite sitting out the fourth quarter five times and the final 10 minutes in another game. He has also broken NCAA Div. II record for consecutive games with a TD pass (27) and NCAA Div. II record for career games with 3+ TD passes (currently 25). Eddy has set Bentley, Northeast-10 and New England Div. II records for career pass attempts, completions, passing yards and total offense. He became sixth player in Div. II history to reach the century mark in career TD passes. 2004 Key Stats: During regular season, completed 56 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,639 yards and 28 touchdowns in nine games for the 8-1 Falcons. He has five 300-yard passing games,  with a high of 429 in 36-33 win over C.W. Post (defense was holding teams to 150 ypg. Eddy has accounted for at least three TDs in eight of nine games, with six TD passes once, four TD passes once and three TD Passes five times. In last two games of regular season, played only slightly more than five quarters and threw for 798 yards and nine touchdowns, including six in first half at Saint Anselm. Career Awards and Accomplishments: Became only the seventh Div. II QB and second New Englander (any division) to pass for 10,000 career passing yards. Entered NCAA playoffs only 49 yards shy of Doug Flutie’s all-time New England record of 10,579.  Broke the NCAA Division II all-time TD record, formerly held by former Harlon Hill winner Chris Hatcher. Also owns NCAA Div. II records for career games with 3+ TD passes and consecutive games with a TD pass, and enters NCAA playoffs one away from Div. II career records for 300-yard games (16) and most games with a TD pass (41). Eddy owns Bentley, Northeast-10 and New England Div. II records for passing yards, attempts, completions, TD passes, total offense, and touchdowns accounted for, and the New England all-division records for TD passes and TDs accounted for. He was named 2003 and 2004 Northeast-10 MVP, 2003 ECAC Division II Player of the Year, and 2003 New England FB Writers Gold Helmet Award (top Div. II-III Player of the Year, 2002 Zabilski Offensive Award from Gridiron Club of
Greater Boston as top Div. II-III player in New England, and a three-time first-team All-Northeast-10. In 2003, he was also the NEFW Div. II-III All-Star, Daktronics Div. II All-Northeast Region second team, Football Gazette Div. II All-Northeast Region third team, d2football.com All-Northeast Region second team and ECAC Div. II All-Star. He was tied for 1st in Div. II in TD passes in 2003 with 36. As a freshman, set an NCAA record for TD passes by a freshman (32). He has been the Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Week 11 times and the recipient of the prestigious Gold Helmet six times. Eddy threw five TD passes against national champion Grand Valley State in 2003 NCAA playoffs, the only TDs allowed by the Lakers in four postseason games. Teams Honors and Records: Bentley entered NCAA playoffs with an 8-1 record and as the third seed. Bentley is one of only eight teams in the country to host a Div. II playoff game each of last two season. Northeast-10 co-champions. Bentley is ranked 20th in the AFCA Division II poll. In 2003, Eddy led Falcons to second straight 10-win season, first-ever NE-10 championship and first-ever NCAA playoff appearance. Bentley, with Eddy as starting QB, is 36-6 (sixth best winning pct ever by a Div. II QB). Team is fifth in Div. II in scoring (41.6 average in regular season) and has scored at least 28 points in 21 straight games and in 26 of last 27. \

NCAA Rankings:
No. 10 Total Offense 297.6 ypg
No. 23 Passing Efficiency 141.6


Chad Friehauf
Quarterback - Colorado School of Mines
6-7, 210, Senior, Brush, Colorado

2004 Highlights: Broke CSM career records for pass attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns in the second game this season against Missouri Rolla … now stands at 728-of-1,130 for 9,440 yards and 81
touchdowns in 42 career games, including 29 consecutive starts … had a string of 180 consecutive passes without an interception … led CSM to its first win over Chadron State, 40-39, since 1993, by completing 24-of-31 for 411 yards and three touchdowns and also running for 73 yards and a score … scored on a 2-yard keeper with 35 seconds to play to cut the deficit to 39-38 and then hit Derek
Dykstra for game-winning two-point conversion … also led CSM to its first win over Nebraska-Kearney since 1939 … has accounted for three touchdowns in every game this season (passing and running), at least four touchdowns in seven games and five in three games. 2004 Stats: Finished the regular season 296-of-402 (73.6%) for 3,746 yards and 31 touchdowns and just nine interceptions … set the Division II
single season records for total offense and passing yards … ran 112 times for 573 yards and team-best 12 touchdowns … has the CSM offense ranked first in the nation in passing offense (361.1 ypg), second in total offense (531.1 ypg) and sixth in scoring (40.0 ppg) … ranks first in the nation in total offense and second in pass efficiency … has thrown for at least 300 yards in eight games, and at least 400 yards in three games … has thrown a touchdown pass in every game this season, at least two in 11 games, at least three in eight games, at least four in four games and five touchdowns one time … had at least one rushing touchdown in nine games and two rushing touchdowns in three games … has completed at least 66 percent of his passes in every game this season.  2004 Playoffs: Was 41-of-63 for career-high 467
yards and career-best five touchdowns in 52-33 win over Midwestern State in the first round … also ran 19 times for 92 yards and a touchdown … accounted for six touchdowns and 559 of CSM’s 622 total
offensive yards … his 43 completions tied the NCAA Division II Playoff record … also led team to school-record 36 first downs in the game. Career Awards and Accomplishments: 2004 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year … 2004 First Team All-RMAC … 2002 and 2003 Honorable Mention All-RMAC … is a three-time RMAC Offensive Player of the Week, five-time National Football Foundation-Colorado Chapter Pioneer Press Player of the Week, six-time Co-National Player of the Week by Don Hansen’s National Football Gazette and two-time d2football.com National Player of the Week … is 22-7 (.759) as a starter, the eighth best among Division II quarterbacks all-time with at least 25 starts … is ninth on the all-time Division II total offense list, 17th on the all-time passing yards list and
18th on the all-time passing touchdown list … career pass efficiency of 151.5 is 13th best all-time in Division II. Team Honors and Records: CSM qualified for the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the first time
in school-history … the team won its first RMAC title since 1958 … went 11-0 overall and 8-0 in the RMAC … have won 14 straight overall, the second best steak in Division II behind Albany State’s 17
straight … Mines has won 16-of-17 overall dating back to last season … CSM finished the regular season ranked 4th in the Southwest Region, 5th in the CollegeSportsReport.com poll, the American
Football Coaches Association Poll and Don Hansen’s National Football Gazette Top-40 Poll and 10th in the d2football.com poll … CSM has posted four straight winning seasons for the first time in program history since 1912-15. Academic Awards: Selected to the 2002 and 2003 Fall Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

NCAA Rankings:
No. 1 Total Offense 392.6 ypg
No. 2 Passing Efficiency 172.9 rating

Lee Marana
Tailback - Michigan Tech
5-11, 200, Sophomore, Ishpeming, Michigan

2004 Highlights: He ranks third in the nation in scoring with 12.6 points per game and tenth in the nation in rushing with 148.4 yards per game. He was selected GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year for 2004 and was a first-team all-conference selection at running back. He was a three-time GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week selection and a two-time National Offensive Player of the Week pick. He had eight games with 100-yards rushing this season and three games with 200 or more yards. He rushed for 269 yards and a school-record six touchdowns vs. No. 7 Northwood despite not playing the final. He had 234 yards and three scores at Ashland. 2004 Key Stats: He has 258 carries for 1,484 net yds, and 21 TDs. He averages 5.8 yds per rush and 148.4 yds per game. He has 7 rec., 66 yds rec., 9.4 yds per catch. Career Awards and Accomplishments: He was named All-GLIAC second-team in 2003 despite only starting four games. As a sophomore, he owns 2,369 career rushing yards, good for seventh on the MTU all-time rushing chart. He is one of only seven MTU players all time with 2,000 yards rushing. He was named MTU’s Top Freshman Student-Athlete for all sports in 2003-04. He has been named National Offensive Player of the Week three times in 16 career games played. Team Honors and Records: He ranks seventh on MTU’s all-time rushing chart with 2,024 yards. He tied the school record and broke the Sherman Field record with six touchdowns in a game. Academic Awards: He owns a 3.71 GPA in information systems and is a candidate for Academic All-America.

NCAA Rankings:
No. 3 Scoring 12.6 ppg
No. 10 Rushing 148.4 ypg
No. 20 All-Purpose 155.0 ypg

 

 




Chris Samp
Wide Receiver -Winona State
6-3, 215, Senior, Algoma, Wisconsin

2004 Highlights: He caught 10 passes for 144 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Minnesota-Cookston and had 6 receptions for 217 yards (36.1 yds per catch) and touchdown receptions of 76 and 71 yards vs Bemdji.
He caught 9 passes for 180 yards and 4 touchdowns (tied a school record that he had shared with one other receiver). He has eight 100-yard-plus receiving yard games this season. 2004 Key Stats: He has 71 receptions for 1,454 yards and 22 touchdowns. He ranks No. 2 nationally in receiving yards with 132.1 per game and No. 19 in receptions 6.5 per game. Career Awards and Accomplishments: He was named All-American, two-time All-Region, and three-time All-Conference. He has caught a pass in 40 consecutive games and a touchdown pass in 19 consecutive games. He has caught a pass in 45 of the 49 career games he has played in. He has caught a touchdown pass in 33 of the 49 career games and has nineteen 100-yard-plus receiving yard games. He has two 200-yard-plus receiving yard games. He averages 20.1 yards per catch and 86.5 yards per game in his career. He has caught four touchdowns in a game twice and ranks 3rd in Division II all-time for touchdown receptions (53). He ranks No. 2 in Division II in all-time receiving yards (4,471) and No. 3 in TD receptions (53). He is tied for No. 7 all-time in all NCAA divisions for touchdown receptions. He ranks No. 8 in all NCAA divisions in receiving yards. He set
career records in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with 39 touchdowns receptions, and 2,654 receiving yards and set single-season records for receiving yards 1,050 (the only receiver to have
1,000 yards in a single-season in the history of the conference). He ranks No. 5 in the NSIC with 142 receptions and is No. 5 in scoring with 236 points. Team Honors and Records: He is the only Winona State University receiver to have three consecutive seasons of 1,000 or more receiving yards. He has the single-game school record for receiving yards with 281 yards and holds the school career records for receptions (222), receiving yards and touchdown receptions and broke his single-season records for receiving yards (1,588) and TD receptions (22) and set the single-season record for receptions (78).

NCAA Rankings:
No. 2 Receiving Yards 132.1 ypg
No. 9 Scoring 11.5 ppg
No. 19 Receptions 6.5 pg



Jimmy Terwilliger
Quarterback - East Stroudsburg
5-11, 190, Sophomore, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

2004 Highlights: Selected PSAC East Division Offensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row. He is just the seventh player in PSAC history to earn a Player of the Year award multiple times.  He was selected first-team All-PSAC East quarterback. Guided ESU to its first NCAA Division II playoff appearance since 1991. He helped lead the team to its first nine win season since 1978. He leads Division II in passing efficiency and is fourth in total offense with 348.1 yards per game. He led the PSAC in passing yards per game (319.8), passing efficiency, total offense, touchdown passes (26) and passing yards (3,198). He had a career-best 395 yards passing on 15 of 23 attempts with four TDS vs. Cheyney. He had over 400 yards of total offense twice this season. He was a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week. He engineered the game-winning scoring drive of 70 yards in 1:37 for the 30-24 victory at Bloomsburg, and threw for a career-best 394 yards on 18 of 29 attempts with four TDs along with a 12-yard rushing TD for his second career five TD game in a going away 54-17 win over Millersville. 2004 Key Stats: He is 178-of-293 for 3,198 yards with 26 TDs to 9 INTs. He has a 175.5 pass efficiency rating and a 348.1 total yards per game average. He also has 66 carries for 283 yards and a TD. He has passed for over 300 yards seven times and has had at least two passing TDs in nine games. He accounted for five TDs (4 passing and one rushing) for second time in his career in win over Millersville. Career Awards and Accomplishments: He was a 2003 Harlon Hill Northeast Regional finalist. He was one of only four freshman players to ever reach the regional ballot. He was named 2003 PSAC East Offensive Player of the Year, 2003 PSAC East first team, and 2003 All-American honorable mention and All-Northeast Region second team by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. He was named Northeast Region Offensive Player of the Year and All-Northeast Region freshman quarterback team and All-Northeast Region honorable mention by D2Football.com. He set the NCAA DII freshman record for total offense with 3,342 yards. Terwilliger finished sixth in passing efficiency (153.56) and eighth in total offense (303.8 yds./gm.) in DII while leading the PSAC in six categories: pass completions (200), passing yards (2,987 yards), TD passes (30), passing average (271.5 yds./gm.), pass efficiency and total offense. He was named PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week two times. He posted the fifth most yards of total offense in a single game at ESU with 501 against Bloomsburg including five TDs in the contest and became the first Edinboro quarterback to rush for 100 yards in a game (125). In 21 career games, he has 6,185 passing yards, sixth most in ESU history, with 56 passing TDs to only 16 interceptions. He engineered four fourth quarter game-winning drives in 21 games, and recorded the second most passing yards, completions, completion percentage, pass efficiency and TD passes in a season in school history. Team Honors and Records: He also helped the Warriors reach highest national ranking in school history of 7th heading into the 10/23 game.  He aided team win the 2003 PSAC East title.  Academic Awards: He is a PSAC Scholar Athlete and a member of the ESU Athletic Director’s honor roll.

NCAA Rankings:
No. 1 Passing Efficiency 175.6
No. 4 Total Offense 348.1 ypg


Derrick Wimbush
Halfback - Fort Valley State
6-2, 220, Senior, Mauk, Georgia

2004 Highlights: Has led the SIAC in rushing for the entire season…He has been picked as the SIAC’s “Offensive Player of the Week” five times this season…He has also been an honorable mention selection for D.2football.com’s “Offensive Player of the Week” as well…Derrick was also selected as a Don Hansen Honorable Mention “Offensive Player of the Week”…Finished the regular season as the SIAC leader in rushing, scoring and all purpose yardage…Is ranked third in the country in rushing is tied for 6th in the nation in scoring and is 7th in the nation in all purpose yardage…2004 Key Stats:  Fin shed the season with 1,840 yards rushing on 247 carries (7.4 yards per carry) and averaged 167.3 yards a game…Caught nine passes for 27 yards and has scored 22 rushing touchdowns…Averaged 12.2 points per game (134 points) and averaged 169.7 yards per game in all purpose yardage…Had three games this season with at least a 50 yard run and two runs with at least a 40 yard run…Also had four games with at least a run of 30 yards…He rushed for a career high 239 yards against Clark Atlanta (9/18/04)…Set the Fort Valley record for most 200 yard games in a season (4), most rushing touchdowns in a season (22) and holds the Fort Valley record for most yards in a season (1,840)…Also holds the Fort Valley record for most consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing (13)…Career Awards and Accomplishments: Led the SIAC in rushing during the 2003 season with 1,348 yards…Averaged 7.3 yards per carry and averaged 133.3 all purpose yards per game while finishing 14th in the nation in rushing (2003)…Was
named as the SIAC’s 2003 “Offensive Player of the Year”…He was a South Region finalist for the Harlon Hill Award…He was named to the Don Hansen All-American Team (2003) and was a Sheridan Black
College All-American (2003)…He was named to the 2003 Daktronics All-South Region Team, 100% Wrong Club’s SIAC “Offensive Player of the Year” Team Honors and Records: Was named as Fort Valley’s “Most Valuable Player” and was named as the Fort Valley State “Male Athlete of the Year”…

NCAA Rankings:
No. 3 Rushing 167.3 ypg
No. 5 Scoring 12.2 ppg
No. 8 All-Purpose 169.7 ypg

 

 


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