2007 Football News

  • Football Announces Date for Alumni Golf Outing
    April 02, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio The Defiance College football program will host its annual Alumni Golf Outing on Saturday, May 3. [Letter from Coach Taylor] [Hole Sponsor Form]
  • DC Student-Athletes Honored with National Service Award
    February 18, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio For the second time in three years, a group of Defiance College student-athletes has earned a Community Service Award from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators and Jostens. Eighteen institutions and/or conferences across the country are being recognized for the impressive community service projects performed by their student-athletes during the 2006-07 academic year.
  • D3Football.com Names Dillon to All-American Team
    December 17, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- One week after garnering First Team All-North Region honors, Luke Dillon has been selected to the www.D3football.com All-American Team. Dillon was one of 100 players to be named All-American, earning an Honorable Mention nod.
  • Dillon and Snyder Named to All-North Region Team
    December 10, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance Colleges Luke Dillon and Keith Snyder have been named to 2007 All-North Region Team as announced by www.D3football.com on Monday afternoon. The honor comes on the heels of the two players being named First Team All-HCAC.
  • Dillon and Team USA Defeat Mexico to Win Aztec Bowl
    December 08, 2007
    CHIHUAHUA, Mexico -- The United States ground game chewed up 7:37 on 16 plays over two fourth quarter scoring drives to outlast Mexico, 37-19, at the 2007 Aztec Bowl in Chihuahua, Mexico on Saturday. Team USA is now 10-1 against Mexico in the series.
  • DC's Dillon named to 2007 Aztec Bowl Squad
    November 15, 2007
    WACO, Texas -- Defiance wide receiver Luke Dillon has been selected to play for the American Football Coaches Associations Division III all-star team that will represent the United States against the Mexican National Team in the 2007 Aztec Bowl on December 8 in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • HCAC Honors 12 Jackets, Names Dillon Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player
    November 15, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference Teams recently and 12 Defiance players made the list. DC had seven student-athletes named First Team All-HCAC, while five others were named Second Team or Honorable Mention.
  • Jackets Stumble to Season-Ending Loss
    November 10, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance had its Senior Day spoiled by Bluffton on Saturday, as the Beavers rallied from 14-3 and 21-10 deficits to hand the Jackets a 22-21 defeat. DC saw its lead slip away after a trio of turnovers in the second half opened the door for the Bluffton comeback.
  • D3Football.com Names Snyder to Team of the Week
    November 07, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Keith Snyder became the third Yellow Jacket player to receive national recognition this season after being named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week. Luke Dillon and Chris Tietje have also garnered national weekly honors for Defiance.
  • Dillon Earns Second-Straight HCAC Monthly Honor
    November 06, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. For the second time in as many months, Luke Dillon has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Month. Dillon also garnered a pair of HCAC Offensive-Player-of-the-Week honors during the month of October.
  • Snyder's Career Day Overshadowed in Loss to Franklin
    November 03, 2007
    FRANKLIN, Ind. -- Keith Snyder tied a Defiance College single-game record with three interceptions and Luke Dillon added two more records, but it was not enough to keep pace with a potent Franklin squad. The No. 21 Grizzlies ended DCs HCAC title hopes by handing the Jackets a 55-22 loss on Saturday.
  • DC Football Drops Defensive Struggle at MSJ
    October 27, 2007
    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Defiance and Mount St. Joseph hooked up on Saturday with a potential HCAC Championship on the line. Each side proved why they were in the title hunt, showcasing outstanding defense throughout before MSJ finally dented the scoreboard with 5:24 to play. The Lions would go on from there to take the 10-0 victory.
  • Bonilla's Four Field Goals Earn HCAC Recognition
    October 22, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Alex Bonilla connected on all four of his field goal attempts in DCs 33-7 win over Hanover College on Saturday, and has been selected as the HCAC Special Teams Player of the Week. The award is the second for Bonilla this season.
  • Jackets Score 26 Unanswered in 33-7 Rout of Hanover
    October 20, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance dominated Hanover in all aspects of the game over the final three quarters on Saturday, turning a 7-7 tie after one quarter into a 33-7 victory. The Yellow Jackets piled up 368 yards of rushing offense en route to 551 yards and 25 first downs.
  • Dillon Bags Second-Straight HCAC Weekly Honor
    October 15, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- For the second week in a row and third time this season, Luke Dillon has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The All-American candidate chased down four touchdown passes and had 173 yards receiving as Defiance surged past Anderson, 34-7, on Saturday.
  • Defiance Stays Hot, Rolls Past Anderson 34-7
    October 13, 2007
    ANDERSON, Ind. -- Defiance College racked up well over 400 yards of total offense for the third-straight game and raced past Anderson for a 34-7 road victory on Saturday. The win was DCs third-straight victory and kept the Jackets tied with Franklin atop the HCAC standings.
  • Dillon Selected to D3football.com's National Team of the Week
    October 10, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Luke Dillon has received a national award for the second time in five weeks, earning a spot on the www.D3football.com National Team of the Week. Dillon was one of seven offensive players selected for the weekly honor.
  • Jackets Garner Pair of HCAC Weekly Honors
    October 08, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Defiance Colleges Luke Dillon and Tom Foos were each named as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week after they helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a thrilling, 33-31, homecoming victory over Rose-Hulman.
  • DC Outlasts Engineers, 33-31, in Homecoming Thriller
    October 06, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Rose-Hulmans final gasp from 32 yards out bounced off the left upright with five seconds left in the game, as Defiance held on for the wild, 33-31, victory on its Homecoming at Coressel Stadium on Saturday.
  • Dillon Named HCAC's Top Male Athlete for September
    October 02, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Luke Dillon has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Month for September. Dillon is the fourth Defiance athlete to win the award over the past two years.
  • Jackets Control Second Half in 27-8 Win Against Manchester
    September 29, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- After struggling to a 7-3 lead at the half, Defiance hit its stride on both sides of the ball en route to a 27-8 victory over Manchester in Saturdays HCAC opener inside Coressel Stadium. The Jackets capitalized on big plays all afternoon, posting three of 35 yards or longer and two scoring strikes of over 60 yards.
  • Tietje Named to National Player-of-the-Week List
    September 21, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance Colleges Chris Tietje has been selected to Don Hansens National Weekly Football Gazette National Player-of-the-Week list. Tietje follows Luke Dillon in receiving the honor after Dillon was recognized one week ago.
  • HCAC Awards Tietje Weekly Defensive Honor
    September 17, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. Chris Tietje was named as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conferences Defensive Player of the week on Monday, as nominated by the leagues sports information directors and announced by the HCAC office.
  • Dillon Recognized by Don Hansen's Football Gazette
    September 15, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance Colleges Luke Dillon has garnered national recognition for his record-breaking performance at Otterbein. The senior wideout set the Defiance and Heartland Conference records with 253 yards receiving, while tying the school and league records with 17 receptions and was named to Don Hansens National Weekly Football Gazette National-Player-of-the-Week list on Saturday.
  • DC Lets Late Lead Slip Away in Loss to Thunder
    September 15, 2007
    ANGOLA, Ind. -- Defiance built a 13-3 lead and kept Tri-State out of the end zone for the first 57:30 of action on Saturday, before watching the Thunder strike for a pair of touchdown passes in the games final 2:30 to hand the Jackets a stunning 17-13 defeat.
  • Dillon, Bonilla Honored by Heartland Conference
    September 10, 2007
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Luke Dillon hauled in 17 catches for 258 yards and Alex Bonilla sent three kicks through the uprights on Saturday, as Defiance topped Otterbein by a 16-14 score. Each player set or tied a DC school record and was named as a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
  • Dillon's Record-Setting Night Leads Jackets Past Otterbein
    September 08, 2007
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- A three-hour delay due to weather turned out to be well worth the wait on Saturday night, as Defiance stumped Otterbein for an impressive 16-14 road victory. The Cardinals had no answer for Luke Dillon, as the senior set school and HCAC records with 17 receptions and 258 receiving yards in the win.
  • Slow First Half Does in Football Against Bulldogs in Opener
    September 01, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Defiance allowed 35 points in the first 29:05 of action on Saturday and fell by a 35-9 score to Adrian College at Coressel Stadium. Luke Dillon paced the offense with 11 catches for 109 yards and a score, while R.J. Chidester racked up nine stops, two pass breakups and one sack to lead the Yellow Jacket defense.
  • Football Set to Host Adrian in Season Opener
    August 31, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio The Defiance College football team will get the 2007 season underway on Saturday when it plays host to regional rival, Adrian College, with kickoff slated for 1:30 pm at Coressel Stadium.
  • DC Announces Partnership with 105.7 FM WZOM
    August 15, 2007
    DEFIANCE, Ohio The Defiance College athletics department, along with 105.7 FM WZOM, is pleased to announce that all Yellow Jacket athletic contests aired by WZOM will now be available online to fans around the globe at no cost.
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