Saturday, February 28, 2015

Team News - 2015 WCU Football Schedule

Day
Date
Opponent
Time
Notes
Thursday
September 3
6:00 pm
Saturday
September 12
TBD
Saturday
September 19
1:00 pm
Family Weekend
Saturday
September 26
TBD
Saturday
October 3
TBD
Saturday
October 10
1:00 pm
Saturday
October 17
TBD
Ship's Homecoming
Saturday
October 24
2:00 pm
Homecoming
Saturday
October 31
at Cheyney
1:00 pm
Saturday
November 7
1:00 pm
Saturday
November 14
12:00 pm
Senior Day

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Player News - Shabazz Draft Prospects

Recently, Bo Marchionte of the College2Pro Platform Show sat down with Golden Ram cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz to discuss Hajj's college playing days as well as his prospects of playing in the NFL.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Player News - Tyler Higgins to Play for the Golden Rams

Friars Football has tweeted that Tyler Higgins (Bonner-Prendergast) has committed to play football for the Golden Rams. At 6-4, 235lb, Higgins was a dual threat for the Friars as a tight end and defensive end. As a junior, he had 25 catches for 256 yards and four touchdowns as B-P advanced to the Philadelphia Catholic League Class AAA finals. As a senior, the team captain led the team in receptions with 39 and receiving yards with 390 to go along with four touchdowns. Higgins also served as an inside presence for the Friars basketball team.

- 2014 Second Team Daily News All-Catholic (Defense)
- 2014 First Team All-Catholic Class AAA (Offense)
- 2014 Second Team All-Catholic Class AAA (Defense)
- 2014 Second Team All-Delco (Offense)
- 2014 EasternPAFootball.com District 12 Players to Watch (Offense)
- 2013 Second Team All-Catholic Class AAA (Offense)


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Player News - More All-American Honors for Golden Rams

Five Golden Rams received All-American honors from the Don Hansen Football Gazette. Named to the first team offense was junior tight end Tim Brown while senior cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz was named to the first team defense. Senior quarterback Sean McCartney was named to the third team offense while senior linebacker Ronell Williams was named to the third team defense. Junior Brandon Monk was given honorable mention.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Team News - 2015 Unofficial Recruiting Class

Name
Pos
Ht
Wt
School
LB
6-2
225
Unionville
FS/WR
6-4
180
Prep Charter
DL
6-3
270
Plymouth Whitemarsh
OL
6-5
295
Garnet Valley
QB
6-1
195
Springside Chestnut Hill
CB
5-11
175
Parkland
OL
6-3
300
Bethlehem Catholic
WR
6-2
180
Bethlehem Liberty
LB
6-2
220
Pennridge
DB
5-11
175
Neshaminy
OL
6-2
310
Central Bucks South
ATH
6-0
180
Bishop Shanahan
OL/DL
6-5
330
Greencastle-Antrim
OL
6-4
320
Haverford
OL/DL
6-3
287
Governor Livingston
OL
6-2
290
North Penn
FS
6-1
175
Allentown Central Catholic

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Player News - McCartney BSN Showcase Results

Golden Ram quarterback Sean McCartney participated in the Beyond Sports Network's 2015 Showcase this past Saturday at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. While position drills are reserved for those that were in attendance, the combine results are available to all.

Height: 6'0 7/8" - This value is over one inch shorter than his height as listed in the media guide. Everyone knows media guides embellish on physical dimensions, but when it comes to potential professional quarterbacks, this number gets evaluated closely. The common "threshold" that is often referenced is 6'2" although there are signal callers less than that height that play professionally. More on that later.

Weight: 199 lbs - McCartney's media guide weight was listed as 200 lbs. Nothing significant here.

Hand: 8 3/4" - For quarterbacks, there is supposedly a minimum cutoff hand size (who knew?) of 9", desired of 9.5" and a preferable size of 10". The average hand size of an NFL quarterback is 9.6". While many may say a quarterback can offset less than ideal height with speed, hand size is actually a more important measure. So much so that a quarterback's "hand/height ratio" is often evaluated. McCartney's is (8.75/72.875)* 100 = 12.0. For comparison, Russell Wilson = 14.44, Drew Brees = 14.24, Tony Romo = 12.31, Jimmy Garoppolo = 12.12

Vertical: 32.5" - Fifth of the six quarterbacks that performed this test.

5/10/5 Shuttle: 4.43 - This time was in the middle among the five quarterbacks at Saturday's event.

40 Hand: 4.83. 40 Laser: 4.87 - Anyone that watched McCartney scramble over his years as a Golden Ram knows that he's not a burner, but he knew how to pick his spots. Like the shuttle, this time was at the midpoint of the signal callers in attendance on Saturday.

Of course McCartney possesses several immeasurable qualities like leadership, confidence and poise. Hopefully the measurements above are enough for pro teams to get to the point where they will evaluate those qualities.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Player News - Eerin Young to WCU

According to Ted Silary, Eerin Young (Imhotep/Rhode Island) has transferred from Rhode Island and will play football for the Golden Rams. As a true freshman at Rhode Island in 2013, the 5-10, 180lb multi-purpose player had 71 carries for 224 yards and four catches for 35 yards. Young also returned eight kickoffs for 145 yards. Although he was named the most improved offensive player in the spring of 2014, he was not on the Rhode Island roster last fall.


In his senior season at Imhotep, Young rushed 114 times for 1,054 yards and 14 touchdowns and made 25 catches for 467 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns for the Philadelphia AA Champion Panthers that finished 14-1. He was the team's leading rusher as a junior with 133 carries for 1,059 yards and 13 touchdowns while also hauling in eight catches for 63 yards. As a sophomore, he had 78 carries for 467 yards and three scores. After his senior season, he played in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) East/West All-Star Game.

- 2012 Third Team Inquirer All-Southeastern PA
- 2012 First Team Daily News All-City
- 2012 First Team Daily News All-Public
- 2011 Third Team Daily News All-City
- 2011 First Team Daily News All-Public


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Alumni News - Ralph Tamm to Bensalem Hall of Fame

Former Golden Ram offensive lineman Ralph Tamm '98 was recently inducted into the Bensalem High School Hall of Fame. Tamm played on the offensive line for the Golden Rams from 1984 to 1987 earning All-American honors in his final season. He then went to play in the NFL for six different teams over ten years, capped by winning Super Bowl XXIV with the San Francisco 49ers. A member of the West Chester University Killinger Foundation Football Hall of Fame, Tamm currently resides in Colorado where he serves as vice president of the NFL Alumni in the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Alumni News - Charles Crews, Jr. to Coach Williamsport

Former Golden Ram offensive lineman Charles Crews, Jr. '96 has been named head coach at Williamsport High School. Crews was at Chester High School from 2005-2013 serving as head coach over the final four years. He was an assistant at Bonner Prendergast this past season. Williamsport is a Class AAAA member of the the Wyoming Valley Conference. Former Williamsport head coach Kevin Choate retired after the Millionaires finished 2-8 last season.

Williamsport Area School District - Charles Crews Hired as Head Football Coach at WAHS