2011 Football News

  • DC's Kuesel Leads North All-Stars at Ohio Senior Bowl
    April 16, 2012
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defiance College’s Drew Kuesel had a strong showing at Saturday’s 2012 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl, which was won, 21-7, by the South All-Stars at Crew Stadium. [Senior Bowl Box Score]
  • Jackets Add Judge as Defensive Coordinator
    March 08, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head football coach Brian Sheehan took another step in filling out a new-look staff by announcing the hire of Jeff Judge as the defensive coordinator for the Yellow Jackets.
  • Kuesel and Scott to Play in Ohio National Guard Senior Bowl
    March 05, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College seniors Drew Kuesel and Joemese Scott have been selected to play in the third-annual Ohio National Guard Senior Bowl hosted by OhioCollegeFootball.com. The game will be played on April 14 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio with a 1:00 start time.
  • Driskell Set to Join DC Football Coaching Staff
    February 22, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head football coach Brian Sheehan have announced the hiring of Bryan Driskell as the new wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for the Purple and Gold.
  • DC Football Adds Olmstead to Coaching Staff
    January 31, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head football coach Brian Sheehan have announced the addition of Olmy Olmstead to the coaching staff. Olmstead will serve as the offensive line coach for the Yellow Jackets.
  • D3ProDay.com Selects DC's Scott and Cessna as All-Americans
    January 04, 2012
    VOORHEES, N.J. – Defiance College recently placed seniors Joemese Scott and Andy Cessna on www.D3ProDay.com’s All-American Senior Team, with Scott being named Second-Team Defense and Cessna taking Honorable Mention Offense honors.
  • DC Hires Highly Touted Sheehan as Head Football Coach
    December 21, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College announced on Wednesday that it had hired Brian Sheehan as the 31st head coach in the history of its football program. The hire ended a national search that landed the Yellow Jackets an architect of one of the top-rated offenses in the region over the past four seasons. [Coach Sheehan Introduction Video]
  • Sierra Garners OhioCollegeFootball.com Accolade
    December 08, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – OhioCollegeFootball.com unveiled its 2011 NCAA Division III All-Ohio Teams on Thursday, with Defiance College’s Tony Sierra being named Second-Team All-Ohio to represent the Yellow Jackets on the postseason list.
  • DC's Cessna Named D3football.com All-North Region
    December 07, 2011
    MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College senior tight end, Andy Cessna, was recently named to the D3football.com 2011 All-North Region Team, adding the Third-Team All-Region honor to his First-Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference accolade. [D3football.com Release]
  • Nate Jensen Show - 2011 Season Recap
    November 21, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team finished the 2011 season with a 4-6 overall clip, including a 4-4 record in conference play. Nate Jensen recently sat down to discuss the season with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network. [Nate Jensen Show]
  • Yellow Jackets Have 10 Student-Athletes Honored by HCAC
    November 16, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2011 Football All-HCAC Team on Wednesday, with 10 Yellow Jackets earning postseason accolades for the Defiance College football program. [HCAC Release]
  • DC Football Ends 2011 Campaign with Loss
    November 12, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 2011 football season came to a bitter end on Saturday at Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as Defiance suffered a 46-27 loss to Bluffton in the final game of the year. [ITH Video Highlights]
  • Yellow Jackets Falter Against Manchester on Gridiron
    November 05, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team saw its four-game win streak come to an abrupt end on Saturday inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as Manchester kept the Jackets off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter in a 32-6 defeat. [ITH Video Highlights]
  • DC's Pickett Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
    November 02, 2011
    MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College’s Gregg Pickett anchored a dominant performance from the Yellow Jackets’ defensive line in Saturday’s, 21-18, win at Rose-Hulman and has been selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week for the first time in his career. [D3football.com Release]
  • Jackets Turn Away Rose-Hulman for Fourth-Straight Win
    October 29, 2011
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Defiance College held Rose-Hulman to zero yards rushing, while racking up 254 yards and a trio of touchdowns on the ground. The resulting, 21-18, victory for the Yellow Jackets marked their fourth in a row and moved DC to third place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings.
  • HCAC Recognizes Kuesel as Offensive Player of the Week
    October 24, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College’s Drew Kuesel accounted for all four Yellow Jacket touchdowns, including the eventual game-winning score in the final minute, to lift DC to a 28-21 win at Anderson on Saturday. Following the standout performance, Kuesel was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. [HCAC Release]
  • Kuesel's Four Touchdowns Push Defiance Past Ravens
    October 22, 2011
    ANDERSON, Ind. – Drew Kuesel found the end zone three times in the first half on Saturday and powered in for a fourth time in the final minute of the game to lift the Yellow Jackets to a thrilling, 28-21, win against the Ravens. The victory was DC’s third in a row and its seventh-straight triumph over Anderson. [ITH Video Highlights]
  • Powell Garners HCAC Player of the Week Award
    October 17, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Rick Powell has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, after guiding the Yellow Jackets to a 26-10 victory against Earlham on Saturday. [HCAC Release]
  • Jackets Run Past Earlham for Second-Straight Win
    October 15, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College rolled up a season high of 281 yards on the ground and held Earlham College to just 105 total yards of offense on Saturday afternoon, en route to a dominating, 26-10, victory inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
  • DC's Sierra Lands on D3football.com Team of the Week
    October 12, 2011
    MINNEAPOLIS – Just two days after being tabbed as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, Defiance College’s Tony Sierra has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for the third time in his career. [D3football.com Release]
  • Defiance Tabs Jensen as Interim Head Coach for Football
    October 11, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department has announced that Nate Jensen will serve as interim head coach for the football program effective immediately. Jensen will take the reins of the team from Rob Taylor, who resigned from his position on Tuesday.
  • Sierra Nets HCAC Weekly Honor After Record-Setting Return
    October 10, 2011
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Tony Sierra set a new Defiance College record by returning a punt 84 yards for a touchdown in the Jackets’ 23-13 win at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. [HCAC Release] [84-Yard Punt Return]
  • Touchdown Returns by Sierra and Pickett Spark DC Victory
    October 08, 2011
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Defiance College notched its third victory over Mount St. Joseph in the past four meetings with a 23-13 triumph over the Lions on Saturday. The Jackets used a pair of takebacks to secure the victory, with the first and final strikes of the afternoon coming on touchdown returns.
  • Jackets Unable to Keep Pace with Franklin Attack
    September 24, 2011
    FRANKLIN, Ind. – A pair of second quarter touchdowns by a new-look Yellow Jacket offense drew Defiance to within 21-14 of Franklin on Saturday, but the Grizzlies added a field goal before the half and poured it on for 28 unanswered points in the second half of a 52-14 road defeat for DC.
  • Stagnant First Half Costs Defiance in Homecoming Setback
    September 17, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket defense scored a safety on Saturday’s first possession, but that would prove to be one of the only highlights for Defiance in a 37-12 Homecoming loss against Hanover inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
  • Defiance Drops Non-Conference Clash to Adrian
    September 10, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College recovered from an early misstep on Saturday but saw the visiting Bulldogs eventually pull away for the 27-6 victory over the Jackets inside Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
  • Muskies Spoil Home Opener for DC Football
    September 03, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 2011 football campaign got off to a rough start for the Yellow Jackets, as an aggressive Muskingum defensive unit controlled the line of scrimmage and boosted the visitors to a 24-7 victory over Defiance inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday.
  • DC's Scott and Cessna Tabbed as Preseason All-Americans
    August 29, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – On the verge of opening the 2011 campaign, Defiance College seniors Joemese Scott and Andy Cessna have each garnered a Preseason All-American honor from www.D3ProDay.com. Cessna and Scott were also selected as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Players to Watch. [D3ProDay Release]
  • Yellow Jackets Set Sights on Strong 2011 Campaign
    August 28, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – On the verge of opening the tenth season since claiming the 2001 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship, Defiance College has its eyes locked on repeating history and earning the 13th conference championship in the storied history on the gridiron for the Purple and Gold.
  • DC Football Volunteers Time for Community Service
    August 26, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team recently spent a day to complete several service projects in and around the Defiance County area. The squad continued its tradition of using the day of community service to open its 2011 preseason camp.
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