2009 Football News

  • Five Yellow Jackets Honored by National Football Federation
    June 15, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame recently announced its 2010 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is made up of collegiate football players from all divisions of play who maintained a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.
  • DC Graduate Named Defensive Coordinator of Denver Broncos
    February 10, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Former Defiance College football player and student coach, Don Martindale, was recently named as the defensive coordinator of the National Football League’s Denver Broncos.
  • D3football.com Names Longsdorf to All-North Region Team
    December 15, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Just days after being named NCAA Division III All-Ohio by OhioCollegeFootball.com, Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf has been named D3football.com Third-Team All-North Region.
  • DC's Foos and Longsdorf Honored by OhioCollegeFootball.com
    December 11, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – OhioCollegeFootball.com officials recently announced the 2009 NCAA Division III All-Ohio Teams, with Defiance College’s Tom Foos and Kyle Longsdorf each being honored by the website. Foos garnered First-Team honors, with Longsdorf being named Third-Team All-Ohio.
  • DC Football Places Nine on All-HCAC Squad
    November 18, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2009 All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Team was announced by the HCAC league office on Wednesday, as voted on by the conference’s eight head coaches. Defiance College placed nine student-athletes among the 91 athletes to receive the award. [HCAC Release]
  • Longsdorf Tackles HCAC Weekly Honor
    November 16, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has selected Kyle Longsdorf as its Defensive Player of the Week, after he racked up 22 tackles in Defiance’s 35-0 victory against Bluffton on Saturday at Coressel Stadium.
  • Defiance Blasts Bluffton, 35-0, for Senior Day Victory
    November 14, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College sent its 18-man senior class out in style on Saturday by scoring a lopsided, 35-0, win against Bluffton on Senior Day. The 35-point margin of victory was DC’s highest against the Beavers since joining the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2000.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Bluffton - Game Ten
    November 12, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Saturday will mark the final collegiate contest in the careers of Defiance College’s 18 seniors. The Yellow Jackets will recognize each of those 18 student-athletes before taking the field to clash with the Bluffton Beavers.
  • Comeback Bid Falls Short for DC Football at No. 27 MSJ
    November 07, 2009
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – A strong third quarter nearly allowed Defiance to erase a 14-0 halftime deficit at the 27th-ranked Lions of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, but the Mount held off the rally and escaped with a 24-16 win over the Yellow Jackets.
  • Hanover Stuns Jackets on Gridiron
    October 31, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Hanover Panthers won for only the second time this season and snapped DC’s two-game win streak with a 30-27 victory over the Yellow Jackets at Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday. The loss also snapped a four-game win streak by Defiance against the Panthers on the gridiron.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Hanover - Week Eight
    October 29, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will be hoping to earn its third-straight victory overall and its fifth-straight against Hanover when it hosts the Panthers at Justin F. Coressel Stadium in Saturday’s 1:30 pm game. Fans can follow the action online by viewing the free webcast or following the live stats.
  • Sierra Repeats D3football.com Team of the Week Award
    October 28, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Anthony Sierra has been named to the D3football.com National Team of the Week for the second-straight time. The freshman corner was selected to the team from more than 70 nominated student-athletes from around the nation.
  • HCAC Tabs DC's Sierra and Bonilla for Weekly Honors
    October 26, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – For the second week in a row, the Defiance College football team claimed a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week awards after Anthony Sierra and Alex Bonilla led stout performances from the defense and special teams in DC’s 20-7 win at Anderson. [HCAC Release]
  • DC Makes it Five-Straight Wins Against Anderson on Gridiron
    October 24, 2009
    ANDERSON, Ind. – On a night which saw offense come at a premium, Defiance College turned to a stingy defensive effort and a clutch special teams performance to move into fourth place in the Heartland Conference standings with a 20-7 victory at Anderson.
  • D3football.com Names Sierra to National Team of the Week
    October 21, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio ? Just one day after being named as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, Defiance College?s freshman cornerback, Anthony Sierra, was selected to D3football.com?s 26-man National Team of the Week.
  • Sierra, Foos Earn HCAC Weekly Honors
    October 19, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Anthony Sierra and Tom Foos played major parts in lifting Defiance to a 28-21 conference victory at Rose-Hulman and have both garnered Player-of-the-Week accolades from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Jackets Pick Up Big Road Win at Rose-Hulman
    October 17, 2009
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Defiance College reversed several recent trends on Saturday and rode a well balanced team effort to a 28-21 win at Rose-Hulman. The victory snapped a four-game skid and moved the Jackets to fourth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • DC Watches Lead Slip Away to Manchester on the Gridiron
    October 10, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – A potential game-winning drive ended with a Manchester interception, as the Yellow Jackets saw a 19-7 halftime lead evaporate en route to suffering a 20-19 loss to the visiting Spartans on Homecoming.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Manchester - Game Five
    October 06, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will host Manchester as part of the 2009 Homecoming activities on Saturday, October 10. The game figures to be a ground war, with DC and MC each ranking among the top four teams in the Heartland Conference in rushing, while ranking as the bottom two passing attacks in the league.
  • DC Football Falls to No. 23 Franklin
    October 03, 2009
    FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Defiance College football team opened its 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday at No. 23 Franklin. The Jackets could not pull off the upset and suffered their second-straight road loss to a nationally ranked opponent.
  • Defiance Drops Road Game to No. 28 Trine
    September 19, 2009
    ANGOLA, Ind. – Defiance College had no answer for a nationally ranked Trine University team on Saturday and suffered a 40-9 defeat. The Jackets grabbed a 3-0 lead on the opening drive but then saw the No. 28 Thunder rattle off 26-unanswered points to take control.
  • Adrian Spoils DC's Five-Game Win Streak
    September 12, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College watched the visiting Adrian Bulldogs build a 24-0 lead before the half and suffered a 31-16 defeat. The setback was DC’s first loss since October 18, 2008 and snapped a five-game win streak.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Adrian - Game Two
    September 10, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will be gunning for its sixth-straight victory overall and its 29th win in the all-time series against Adrian, when it hosts the Bulldogs on Saturday, September 12 inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
  • Jackets Hold Off Muskingum for Season-Opening Victory
    September 05, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance opened the 2009 campaign with a 13-7 victory against Muskingum on Saturday. The Jackets notched their fifth win in a row, dating back to last season, by jumping out to a 13-0 lead and dodging a fourth-quarter rally by the Muskies.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs. Muskingum - Game One
    September 03, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will open its 2009 season on Saturday with a non-conference tilt against Muskingum. The Jackets will be looking for their fifth-straight victory, after winning each of their final four games in 2008.
  • DC's Foos Named to Fred Mitchell Award Watch List
    August 17, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tom Foos has been selected as one of 18 place-kickers from around the nation to earn a spot on the Fred Mitchell Award Preseason Watch List. The award is designed to honor outstanding place-kickers from NCAA Division II and III football teams. [Award Website]
  • Jackets Place Four on HCAC's Preseason Gridiron Watch List
    August 06, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently released its 2009 preseason coaches’ poll. Defiance College was picked to finish sixth in the eight-team league and placed four student-athletes on the HCAC Players-to-Watch List. [HCAC Release]
  • DC Football Places Three on Preseason All-Ohio Team
    July 31, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team has placed three student-athletes on the OhioCollegeFootball.com NCAA Division III Preseason All-Ohio Team. Tom Foos was named First-Team All-Ohio, while Nick Nicol and Dustin Supan each garnered Second-Team All-Ohio nods. [OCF Release]