'06-'07 Year in Review

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  1. Jimmy Chitwood

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    Okay guys, I had some free time today, so I compiled a season review of most of the guys we've been following throughout the 06-07 college football season, and listed their performance with respect to how it measured up on their team. It might be just me, but the statistical evidence looks as if white players have to be dominant or they won't ever see time on the field.

    Now granted, this isn't a scientific analysis, but as you read down the list of receivers (and defensive backs when I get a chance to finish that list) you'll see that they are disproportionately high among the teams' playmakers. If you're a running back, on the other hand, it looks as if you are only wasting your time in NCAA Division I football, unless you want to block a WHOLE lot. Only five D-I programs allowed white men to lead their team in carries: all of whom split carries in a tailback-by-committee approach.

    The lower tiers of NCAA football offer plenty of respect to white cats who can carry the ball, though, for whatever that means to you.

    (this thread was compiled on December 26 at 3:00 PM central standard time, obviously before any of the later bowl games... for some of you bubble busters out there. Heh. [​IMG] )

    '06-'07 Year End Recap</font>

    Wide receivers:
    Jeff Samardzija Notre Dame led the team in receiving and relieving yardage with 70 catches for 958 yards and 11 touchdowns.
    Todd Blythe Iowa State finished second on team in receiving yards and first in touchdowns with 34 catches for 484 yards and 8 Tds, despite playing in parts of just 9 games.
    Austin Flynn Iowa State led team in receiving with 41 catches for 470 yards.
    Eric Deslauriers Eastern Michigan led team with 74 catches for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns, named first-team all-conference.
    Derreck Richards Utah led team in receiving and receiving yards with 53 catches for 648 yards and 6 touchdowns.
    Brian Hernandez Utah finished second on team in receiving with 39 catches for 369 yards and a TD.
    Bradon Godfrey Utah led team in yards-per-catch, had 18 catches for 314 yards and a TD.
    Chad Schroeder Texas A&M tied for the team-lead in catches and TD catches but led the team in receiving yards, finished with 37 for 576 yards and 3 touchdowns, was also the top punt returner.
    Scott Mayle Ohio the fastest receiver in the MAC finished second on the team in receiving but first in receiving yards and yards-per-catch, with 24 catches for 355 yards, added 3 carries for 53 yards and another TD, was also the top kick returner.
    Anthony Gonzalez Ohio State finished second on the team in receiving, receiving yards, yards-per-catch, and receiving touchdowns with 49 catches for 723 yards and 8 touchdowns.
    Brian Hartline Ohio State frosh led the team in yards-per-catch (15.2 per) with 16 catches for 243 yards and 2 TDs.
    Jordan Shipley Texas had 15 catches for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns.
    Andy Brodell Iowa led the team in yards-per-catch (17.1) and finished second in receiving yards with 33 catches for 565 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    Evan Moore Stanford finished third on the team in receiving yards and tied for first in TD catches with 242 yards and 3 TDs on 14 catches despite playing in parts of just 8 games.
    Cody Ellis Washington was third on the team, despite appearing in just 9 games, with a meager total of 18 catches for 230 yards and 1 TD.
    Danny Amendola Texas Tech finished fourth on the team with 47 catches for 482 yards and 5 touchdowns, was also the top punt returner.
    Dicky Lyons, Jr. Kentucky finished second on the team in receiving, receiving yards, and touchdown catches while leading in yards-per-catch (at 16.1 per, including a team-long 80-yarder for a TD) with 48 catches for 772yards and 8 touchdowns.
    Jordy Nelson Kansas State led team in receiving and receiving yards (including a team-long 74-yarder for a TD) with 35 catches for 466 yards and one touchdown despite battling nagging injuries.
    McKay Jacobson BYU frosh led team in yards-per-catch at 20.0, and was second in receiving yards with 521 yards on 26 catches for 3 TDs.
    Ross Lane Northwestern finished second on the team in receiving yards with 30 catches for 401 yards and 2 touchdowns.
    Eric Peterman Northwestern led the team in yards-per-catch (15.2) and third in receiving yards on 23 catches for 349 yards and a TD.

    Johnny Quinn North Texas led the team in receiving, receiving yards and touchdowns with 57 catches for 633 yards and 4 touchdowns, was named first-team all-conference. Johnny leaves the Mean Green as the school's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. He led the North Texas in receiving all four years and finished the season with the third-longest reception streak in the country (with 47 games in a row with at least one catch) despite playing most of the season with a broken hand. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Bobby Chase SMU finished second on the team in receiving and receiving yards with 37 catches, 507 yards, and 3 TDs.
    Nate Morton Wake Forest led team in receiving, receiving yards, yards-per-catch, and receiving touchdowns with 34 for 555 and 3, including a team-long 59-yarder for a TD.
    Nate Swift and Todd Peterson Nebraska each had 19 catches; Nate for 330 yards and 1 TD, Todd for 307 and 2.
    Kyle Hudson Illinois led the team in receiving and receiving yards with 40 catches for 403 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    Ryan Allison Michigan State the alleged best athlete on the team had just 1 catch for 3 yards. [​IMG]

    Casey Flair UNLV led the team in receiving and was second in yards and receiving touchdowns with 67 catches for 816 yards and 4 touchdowns, named second-team all-conference, was also second in the conference in punt returns with a 12.8 average. Either he or Ryan Wolfe led UNLV in receiving every game this year.

    Ryan Wolfe UNLV frosh was second on the team in receiving but led team and conference in receiving yards (in addition to leading UNLV in yards-per-catch) with 55 catches for 911 yards and 5 TDs, was named first-team all-conference as well as MWC Freshman of the Year in addition to being named first or second-team All American by virtually everybody after becoming the first frosh EVER to lead the league in receiving yards. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Nick Cleaver New Mexico State finished the season with 50 catches for 684 yards and 4 TDs.
    Josh Wheeler Louisiana Tech led the team in yards-per-catch and touchdown catches and finished second in receiving yards with 25 catches for 503 yards and 4 TDs.
    Chris McGaha Arizona State frosh finished with 15 catches for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns, returns kicks.
    Tyler Grisham Clemson had 20 catches for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns.
    Will Oakley Alabama frosh finished third on the team with a mere 17 catches and 217 yards.
    Logan Payne Minnesota led the team in receptions, yards, and receiving touchdowns with 56 for 786 and 8.
    Brad Kanuch Connecticut frosh led team in receiving yards and yards-per-catch (22.2) with 13 catches for 288 yards and a touchdown.
    Corey Partridge Bowling Green set a new school record with 15 receptions in a single game, led team with 55 catches for 658 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    Luke Swan Wisconsin was the big-play threat, leading the team in yards-per-catch (18.3) and receiving TDs and finishing second in receiving yards with 31 catches for 568 yards and 5 touchdowns.
    Luke Roberts Colorado State had 23 catches for 309 yards and 2 TDs.
    Dustin Osborne Colorado State finished third on the team in receiving yards with 26 catches for 397 yards and 2 touchdowns.
    Ryan Bugg Tulsa finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards and first in receiving touchdowns with 42 catches for 573 yards and 4 TDs.
    Riley Cooper Florida frosh only had 4 catches but he made the most of 'em; they went for 92 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    Tony Gonzalez Boston College second on team in receptions and receiving yards and tied for team lead in touchdowns, with 39 for 441 and 5.
    Steven Rogers/Kevin Roach East Carolina tied for third on the team with 21 catches each; Roach had 361 yards, Rogers had 331. They each had a touchdown.
    Brett Swain San Diego State led team in receptions, receiving yards, and tied for the lead in touchdowns with 47 catches for 528 yards (including a team-long 66-yard touchdown) and 2 TDs.
    Bryan Anderson Central Michigan frosh led team with 67 catches for 816 yards and 5 touchdowns, named first-team all-conference. [​IMG]
    Mike McCoy Nevada finished third on the team in catches and receiving yards with 21 for 326, but showcased big-play ability, finishing first in yards-per-catch and tied for the team-lead in touchdowns with 9. [​IMG]
    Vinnie Perretta Boise State had 16 catches for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns while finishing third on the team in rushing with 53 carries for 314 yards and 3 more TDs.
    Mike Falco Rice finished third on the team in all-purpose yardage despite missing 5 games, is an all-purpose wide receiver/running back/return man, averaged 86.4 yards-per-game.

    some lower Division players of note:
    Steve Ogden Valparaiso led the team in receiving, receiving yards, and touchdowns with 55 catches for 1048 yards and 8 TDs.
    Weston Dressler North Dakota led team and Division II with 90 catches for a school-record 1215 yards and 16 touchdowns (which ranked third in Division II in both categories), added 20 carries for 128 yards and another TD while also being the team's punt and kick returner. He has obviously been selected as a first-team All American. [​IMG]

    Dusty Hovorka Sioux Falls led team, conference, and nation in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches and his team to the NAIA National Championship with 76 catches for 1304 yards and 19 TDs on his way to his third-straight first-team All American honor. He is the only receiver in USF history to have 1000 receiving yards all four years. Wow! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    David Ball New Hampshire led the team, conference, and finished second in Division I-AA in receiving yards and broke Jerry Rice's touchdown record this season, had a school-record 93 catches for 1114 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to being named a Walter Camp All American for the third time. Wow![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Edited by: Jimmy Chitwood
     
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    Running backs:
    Mike Hague BYU frosh led team in ypc at 7.4 (including a team-long 87-yarder for a TD) with 21 for 156 and 1.
    Owen Schmitt WVU virtually overlooked, finished with 52 for 242 and 5, added 12 caches for 91 yards and another TD.
    Jeremy Bruce WVU only 9 carries and 5 catches this year for the team's supposed fastest player. [​IMG]
    Toby Gerhart Stanford frosh was second on team with 375 yards on 106 carries, added 15 catches for 124.
    Peyton Hillis Arkansas missed most/all of 5 games due to injury, but still finished tied for second on the team with 19 catches for 159 yards, added 13 carries for 57 yards and a TD, also led team in punt returns, averaging 11.5 per.
    Brian Leonard Rutgers was second on the team in rushing with 82 carries for 379 yards and 5 TDs, also lead team in receiving with 36 for 288.
    Kyle Bell Colorado State missed season due to injury. In his absence, the Rams finished the year with 918 total rushing yards on an anemic 2.5 per-carry average on their way to a 4-8 season. Ouch!
    Jayson Bird Idaho finished second on team in rushing and first in rushing TDs with 137 for 506 and 7.
    Paul Chiara Syracuse entered season as the starting TB, but had a mere 17 carries this year. [​IMG]
    Jared Hawkins Vanderbilt frosh led team in ypc at 6.9 per, finished with 43 for 298 and 3.
    Adam Ballard Navy led team in rushing with 792 yards on 154 carries (including a team-high 81-yarder) for 3 TDs. [​IMG]
    Kevin Harris Wake Forest frosh was second on team in rushing and first in touchdowns with 78 carries for 393 yards and 6 TDs.
    Tre Smith Auburn was barely used, finished season with 22 carries for 107 yards and 1 TD. [​IMG]
    Dan Burks Alabama-Birmingham led team in rushing with a meager 108 for 432 and a TD.
    Justin Boyle Duke finished second on team in rushing with 91 carries for 358 yards, but led team in touchdowns with 5.
    Jacob Hester LSU led team in rushing with 415 yards on 91 carries and 6 touchdowns, added 34 catches for 257 yards and 3 more TDs. [​IMG]
    Chane Moline UCLA led team in rushing touchdowns with 4, but had just 32 carries for 93 yards.
    Brian Toal LB/FB Boston College led team in rushing touchdowns with 5 on 18 carries for 34 yards.
    Brock Bolen Louisville had 44 carries for 268 yards and a touchdown, added 3 catches for 9 yards and 2 TDs.
    Josiah Sears Indiana led the team in ypc at 5.8 and finished the year with 40 carries for 232 yards and 4 touchdowns.
    Chad Hall Air Force led the team in rushing with 784 yards for 5 touchdowns on 155 carries, added 11 catches for 117 and another TD. [​IMG]
    Mike Viti Army had 55 carries for 239 yards and 1 TD.
    Brett Denton Boise State finished second on the team with 348 yards rushing on 69 carries and scoring 3 touchdowns.
    Luke Lippincott Nevada finished second on the team in rushing and tied for first in touchdowns with 92 carries for 456 yards and 9 TDs. [​IMG]
    Ryan Kock Iowa State finished second on team in rushing and rushing TDs with 74 carries for 332 yards and 6, named team MVP.

    Tim Tebow Florida is a quarterback, but he looked dominant running the ball, finished second on the team in rushing, carrying 79 times for 430 yards and 7 TDs.
    Some notable players from lower Divisions:
    Joe Casey/ Jimmy Hughes Rhode Island duo finished 1-2 in rushing. Joe had 191 carries for 874 yards and 6 touchdowns (and was named first team all-conference for the second straight season), while Jimmy had 69 carries for 466 yards and 1 TD (he led the team in ypc) and finished third on the team in receiving with 13 catches for 230 yards. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Jon Drager Kent State led team in ypc in limited attempts... 25 for 120 and 3 touchdowns, was also the team's top punt returner.

    Kyle Steffes North Dakota State led team with 1250 yards and 13 touchdowns on 237 carries en route to becoming the first 3-time first-team all-league selection in history. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Nate Kmic Mount Union gained a school-record 2365 yards and 26 touchdowns on 336 carries, and added 20 catches for 173 yards and 2 Tds on his way to being named a first-team All American and D3football.com's Offensive Player of the Year. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Danny Woodhead Chadron State had the most dominant season by any running back in NCAA history, finishing with 2756 yards and 34 touchdowns on 344 carries, added 45 catches for 403 yards and 4 more TDs en route to winning the Harlon Hill Trophy as NCAA Division II's most outstanding player. WOW!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Edited by: Jimmy Chitwood
     
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    if you can catch the ball and can carry around 260 pounds, the Caste System will still allow you to shine at tight end. White men have dominated the position this year!

    Tight ends:
    Johnny Harline BYU led team in receiving, receiving yards, and total TDs with 49 for 754 and 11.
    Logan Paulsen UCLA second on team in receiving with 25 catches for 313 yards.
    Joe Newton Oregon State led the team in touchdown catches and was second in receiving yards with 30 catches for 392 yards and 5 TDs.
    Zach Miller Arizona State led the team in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns with 49, 481, and 4.
    John Carlson Notre Dame finished third on the team in receiving and receiving yards with 46 for 621 and 4 TDs.
    Greg Olsen Miami led the team in receptions with 38 for 444 yards and a touchdown.
    Clark Harris Rutgers tied for second in receptions and was second in receiving yards with 27 catches for 371 yards and 2 touchdowns.
    Scott Chandler Iowa finished second on the team in receiving and first in receiving touchdowns with 44 catches for 555 yards and 6 TDs.
    Matt Spaeth Minnesota finished second on the team in receptions, yards, and receiving touchdowns with 47 for 564 and 4, is everybody's All American.
    Chase Coffman Missouri led the team in receptions and touchdowns with 53 catches for 555 yards and 8 TDs.
    Joey Haynos Maryland finished second in receiving with 34 catches for 338 yards and 2 touchdowns. Edited by: Jimmy Chitwood
     
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    Nice Job Jimmy. Blythe had some sort of sickness for some of the year which also explains his lack of production but the QB of the Cyclones is also a huge reason why his production was hurt.
     
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    Great job on all your hard work Jimmy. The numbers could have been so much better if not for injuries to star players such as Todd Blythe and Kyle Bell. Also are players like Jacob Hester and Brian Leonard who weren't used to their full potential. [​IMG] At least we know alot of great whtie skill players will be back for next year such as Anthony Gonzalez, Hester, Bell, Toby Gerhart, and many others. Does anyone have some insider info as to whether Todd Blyhe will be returning or not?
     
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    Nice work Jimmy [​IMG] I-AA Senior RB Sean Mizzer from VMI also had a great year. He finished with 209 carries, 1,022 yards, and 9 TDs, plus 14 catches for 121 yards and a TD. With these numbers, he finished first in the Big South Conference in rushing, 33rd nationally, 5th in total offense, 3rd in TDs, 5th in total scoring, and first in all purpose yardage. He also helped VMI be the 12th ranked I-AA team in total offense.

    Kyle Steffes ended up 15th in rushing in the country in I-AA. ND State was 14th in offense nationally.

    Joe Casey finished 44th in rushing nationally in I-AA. He and Jimmy Hughes are the main reason Rhode Island finished with the 15 ranked offense in I-AA.

    RB Chris Covington at Georgia Southern finished with 164 runs, 824 yards, and 8 TDs, good for 47th in I-AA. Chris is the main reason GSU had the 20th ranked offense in the country.

    Bucknell's RB Josh DeStefano had 118 carries, 643 yards, and 3 TDs

    Southern Utah RB Johnny Sanchez had 103 for 589 and 4 TDs.

    New Hampshire RB Chad Kackert had 115 carries for 584 yards and 5 TDs.

    South Dakota State RB Cory Koenig had 103 carries for 545 yards and 2 TDs.

    James Madison QB Justin Rascati had 114 runs for 518 yards and 5 TDs.

    In the Ivy League, Penn's RB Joe Sandberg finished with 210 runs for 1,042 yards and 13 TDs, making him 31 in rushing nationally in I-AA.

    Cornell's RB Luke Siwula had 202 rushes for 885 yards and 4 TDs, making him 43rd in rushing in I-AA and making Cornell's offense 23rd in the country.

    As far as I-AA WRs go, North Dakota State's Kole Heckendorf had 52 receptions for 752 yards and 5 TDs, good enough for 39th in the country. He and Kyle Steffes were quite a combo to watch.

    Montana WR Ryan Bagley had 55 for 725 and 4 TDs, good enough for 45th in the country.

    Dartmouth WR Ryan Fuselier had 57 catches for 711 yards and 3 TDs. He ranked 48th in the country.

    Penn WR Matt Carre had 43 catches for 697 and 3 TDs to be 50th in the country. Teammate Braden Lepisto finished with 47 for 625 and 2 TDs.

    Harvard WR Cory Mazza had 36 for 635 and 8 TDs.

    David Ball's teammate Keith LeVan had 70 for 672 and 5 TDs.
     
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    Very nice recap.
     
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    Great Job Jimmy Chitwood!
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    thanks guys! [​IMG] last night, before UCLA unravelled against FSU, they gave the ball to Chane Moline one time. the true frosh responded with a very impressive 8-yard touchdown run.

    my dad, who is very reserved about this kind of thing, said to me, "you'd think they'd give him the ball more, wouldn't you?"

    i just about fell out! [​IMG]
     

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