2010 Football News

  • DC's Longsdorf Seals Senior Bowl Victory with Interception
    April 27, 2011
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf capped a competitive 2011 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl victory for his North Team by intercepting a pass in the end zone with 26 seconds left in the game to preserve a 19-16 victory on Saturday. [Box Score]
  • Longsdorf and Foos to Play in Ohio National Guard Senior Bowl
    April 13, 2011
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College seniors Kyle Longsdorf and Tom Foos have been selected to play in the second-annual Ohio National Guard Senior Bowl. The game will be presented by OhioCollegeFootball.com on Saturday, April 23 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Longsdorf Becomes DC's 49th All-American on the Gridiron
    December 22, 2010
    MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College’s senior free safety, Kyle Longsdorf, added an exclamation point to his outstanding 2010 season by becoming the 49th All-American in the history of the DC football program with his D3football.com Third-Team All-American selection. [D3football.com Release]
  • Longsdorf, Foos and Hedderly Earn All-Region Honors
    December 13, 2010
    MINNEAPOLIS – Three Defiance College seniors were named to the D3football.com 2010 All-North Region Team recently, with Kyle Longsdorf earning First-Team honors, Tom Foos making the Second-Team and Austin Hedderly garnering a Third-Team selection. [D3football.com Release]
  • DC Trio Recognized by OhioCollegeFootball.com
    December 07, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – OhioCollegeFootball.com unveiled its 2010 NCAA Division III All-Ohio Teams on Tuesday, with Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf, Tom Foos and Brian Baumgart each making the list. Longsdorf was named the OCF D-III Co-Defensive Player of the Year, while Foos and Baumgart were each Second-Team All-Ohio nods. [OhioCollegeFootball.com Release]
  • Defiance Puts 20 on Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team
    December 02, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team with Defiance placing 20 student-athletes on the list. The 20 award winners give DC five more than its 2009 total and seven more than 2008. [HCAC Release]
  • Black Honored with DC's SAAC Sportsmanship Award
    November 22, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Ryan Black has been voted by the Defiance College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the winner of the SAAC Sportsmanship Award for November. The award is part of the NCAA’s Respect Campaign and is announced throughout the year.
  • Longsdorf and Foos Leads 13 Jackets on All-HCAC Squad
    November 17, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2010 Football All-HCAC Team on Wednesday, with 13 Yellow Jackets garnering an all-conference nod. Kyle Longsdorf was voted the HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player and Tom Foos claimed the HCAC Special Teams MVP to lead the way for Defiance. [HCAC Release]
  • Jackets Plagued By Turnovers in Season-Ending Defeat
    November 13, 2010
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – Defiance College turned the ball over five times at Bluffton on Saturday afternoon and could not overcome a 21-0 deficit. The eventual 21-16 loss to close the 2010 season snapped a five-game win streak for the Jackets and a two game streak over the Beavers.
  • DC's McDonald Lands on D3football.com Team of the Week
    November 10, 2010
    MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College’s Patrick McDonald has become the fourth member of the Yellow Jacket football team to earn a spot on the D3football.com National Team of the Week, after helping DC post its fifth-straight victory with a 10-7 triumph at Manchester. [D3football.com Release]
  • HCAC Touts Longsdorf as Defensive Player of the Week
    November 08, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the fourth time in the past five weeks, Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Week in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference after the senior free safety led the Jackets to a 10-7 win at Manchester. [HCAC Release]
  • Taylor Becomes DC's All-Time Wins Leader in 10-7 Victory
    November 06, 2010
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – A Kyle Longsdorf interception in the end zone in the final minute preserved a 10-7 victory for Defiance at Manchester on Saturday and helped make Rob Taylor the all-time wins leader on the sidelines for DC with his 37th victory as the head coach of the Purple and Gold.
  • Ricky Sherrer Named ESPN Academic All-District IV
    November 05, 2010
    ITHACA, N.Y. – Defiance College earned its second ESPN Academic All-District IV award of the fall season, as Ricky Sherrer was named ESPN Second-Team Academic All-District IV on the heels of Matt Johnson’s Third-Team selection earlier this week.
  • DC's Foos Honored with Fred Mitchell Award for October
    November 03, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tom Foos has been honored as one of 42 place-kickers from around the nation to be given with the Fred Mitchell Award for the month of October, marking the second-straight month that Foos has received the accolade [Fred Mitchell Award Release]
  • DC's Powell and Foos Selected as HCAC Players of the Week
    November 01, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced on Monday that DC’s Rick Powell and Tom Foos had been honored as HCAC Players of the Week after leading Defiance to a 41-21 Senior Day victory over Rose-Hulman. [HCAC Release]
  • Defiance Blasts Engineers, 41-21, for Senior Day Triumph
    October 30, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College bolted to a 27-0 lead over Rose-Hulman on Saturday and cruised to its fourth-straight victory on the gridiron with a 41-21 victory over the Engineers on Senior Day. The win moved the Jackets to 5-1 in conference play for the first time since 2001.
  • HCAC Tabs DC's Longsdorf and Kuesel for Weekly Award
    October 25, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced that Kyle Longsdorf has been named as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the third-straight time, while Drew Kuesel was selected as the HCAC Offensive Player of the Week after the duo led the Jackets to a 49-7 victory against Anderson.
  • Jackets Set Coressel Stadium Record with 49-7 Win
    October 23, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College shredded Anderson, 49-7, on Saturday to set a new Coressel Stadium scoring record. The Jackets also moved to 4-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for the first time since the 2007 season.
  • Record-Setting Return Nets HCAC Honor for Longsdorf
    October 18, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Kyle Longsdorf tied a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference record with a 100-yard interception return in Defiance’s 33-0 win at Earlham and has been selected as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row.
  • Defiance Throttles Earlham, 33-0, in First-Ever HCAC Meeting
    October 16, 2010
    RICHMOND, Ind. – Defiance College moved into second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 33-0 win at Earlham on Saturday in the first league clash between the two programs. The Jackets piled up 311 yards on the ground and collected four interceptions in the lopsided victory.
  • DC's Longsdorf and Hedderly Recognized by D3football.com
    October 13, 2010
    MINNEAPOLIS – For the second time this season, D3football.com has named a member of the Defiance College football squad to its Team of the Week for their performance on the gridiron. DC’s Kyle Longsdorf and Austin Hedderly were each honored following a 22-14 victory over Mount St. Joseph.
  • DC's Longsdorf Claims HCAC Player of the Week Award
    October 11, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has selected Kyle Longsdorf as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week, after the senior safety led Defiance to a 22-14 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.
  • Jackets Surge Past MSJ, 22-14, on Homecoming Weekend
    October 09, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College picked up its second-straight victory over Mount St. Joseph at Coressel Stadium with a 22-14 triumph over the Lions on Saturday. The victory moved DC into third place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings and capped the weekend’s Homecoming festivities for the Purple and Gold.
  • DC's Longsdorf Featured in D3football.com Weekly Recap
    October 06, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Kyle Longsdorf racked up 22 tackles in DC's loss to Franklin on September 25 and currently ranks third in the nation with 15.5 hits per game through the Yellow Jackets' first four contests. Longsdorf's 62 tackles earned him special recognition in D3football.com's latest 'Around the Region' feature.
  • DC's Foos Named September Recipient of Fred Mitchell Award
    October 01, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tom Foos has been selected as one of 32 place-kickers from around the nation to receive the Fred Mitchell Award for the month of September. The honor recognizes kickers for excellence on the gridiron and in the community.
  • DC's Longsdorf and Powell Shine in National Rankings
    September 30, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – A pair of Defiance College football student-athletes have stepped into the national spotlight for their statistics during the 2010 season. Rick Powell and Kyle Longsdorf each rank among the top players in the nation at their positions through the first four games of the year.
  • Longsdorf's 22 Tackles Not Enough to Stop Franklin
    September 25, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College had its 2010 home opener spoiled at the hands of the Franklin Grizzlies, who bounced the Yellow Jackets by a 42-7 margin. Kyle Longsdorf matched a career high with 22 tackles but that was one of the few highlights for DC on Saturday at Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
  • DC's Powell Featured on D3football.com Weekly Recap
    September 22, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Rick Powell accounted for nearly 88 percent of DC's total yards on offense and scored two touchdowns in a 24-10 road win against Hanover on Saturday, September 18. The performance vaulted the Jackets to the top of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings and put Powell in the national spotlight. [D3football.com Release]
  • HCAC Selects DC's Powell and Foos for Weekly Honors
    September 20, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced that Rick Powell has been named the HCAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Tom Foos was tabbed as the HCAC Special Teams Player of the Week, after the duo helped DC to a 24-10 win at Hanover.
  • Powell Leads Jackets Past Hanover in HCAC Opener
    September 18, 2010
    HANOVER, Ind. – Rick Powell accounted for 309 of DC’s 352 total yards of offense and scored a pair of touchdowns on Saturday to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 24-10 win at Hanover College in their 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener.
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