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1 “If it touches your hands, it should be a catch.” WIDE RECEIVER MANUAL“If it touches your hands, it should be a catch.”Woody Hayes:
2 Table of Contents Coaching Philosophy Position Philosophy Position GoalsStance & Start (Alignments)StemsReleasesReading DefensesRoute TechniqueCatching The FootballBlockingWarm Up DrillsWagner’s Offensive Overview
3 Position Philosophy Position Philosophy My Philosophy as a wide receiver coach is to define the fundamental skills essential to playing successful football. Our position play is predicated on working hard at helping the offense make big plays. Key components in blocking, catching the football, running precise routes and scoring touchdowns are important ingredients to a successful offense.Blocking: I believe this is the heart of wide receiver play. The will to learn and understand the assignment as well as, keeping a good stance is a great way to gain advantage over the defensive back. Being able to block at the wide receiver position is just as important as any offensive position. Many long runs, or short receptions that turn into long gains, are the result of a wide receiver’s willingness to block.Catching the Football: is not just about possessing great hand-eye coordination, it’s about being able to play the position with poise, under pressure and distraction. This is the true test of the position.Running routes: Running precise routes with intensity, hustle and recognizing coverage’s is the key to out-smarting the defensive back. Furthermore, wide-receiver’s must know the basic elements of route running: (locate corner, near side linebacker and safety) stance and start, releases, pad-level and get-off. The receiver runs hard for four quarters while the defensive back slows down, the receiver’s effort becomes relentless and he wins the battle.Scoring: is the hardest skill to teach. Scoring depends on how well the wide receiver incorporates all the dynamics from the practices, film study and actual game experiences.Ultimately, my offensive philosophy stems from sound fundamentals and hard work. With Self-discipline, determination, 100% effort and hustle, the direct result will prove positive towards the offense unit success.
4 Position Goals Give 100% effort and hustle Block on every play Beat press coverage using good release techniquesRun precise routesCatch every pass that is thrown in my directionBall Security (Limit Turnovers)Make Big Plays (Run and Passing game)Master the Offensive systemNo dumb penaltiesHelp the team Finish in FCS Top 25Win the Northeast ConferenceTo be the best WR Corp in Nation!
5 Everyday GoalsDid we outwork the Defense (One on One’s, Skelly, Hook-up, Team)?Did we communicate on every play (Huddle and Alignments)Did we use our fundamental techniques in the run game, pass game and screen game?Did we catch every ball thrown our way (not just for our individual stats but for our QB, O-LINE and ENTIRE team)?Did we make BIG PLAYS and play with excitement and passion?
6 POSITION PROGRESSION PROGRESSION CLASSROOM K “WHAT” TO DO AND “HOW” TO DO IT IS KEY TO SUCCESSKPROGRESSIONCLASSROOMALIGNMENT - HOW TO LINE UP!ASSIGNMENT – WHAT TO DO!SPLITS – ROUTE SPACING!FIELDSTANCE – EFFICIENT!RELEASE – “HAVE A PLAN”!TOP OF ROUTE – WHAT THE ROUTE CALLS FOR!FINISH- DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD & GREAT PLAYERS
7 WR Practice Schedule Periods Time Instructions Tempo Comments FundamentalsPre PracticeWarm up DrillLowCombo DrillsROA10 MinutesRoute RunningHighConcept of the DayHighIndividual10 MinutesCatchingJugs /Tennis ballHighBlocking10 MinutesHook UpCompete1 on 110 MinutesWR’s vs. DB’sHighBeat PressScreen Drill10 MinutesScreen Vs. Cut BagsHighLandmarks
8 Alignment WR’s Alignment Outside # 1 to field aligns top of the number to field.Outside # 1 in boundary aligns top of the bottom ofNumbers.Inside # 2 to field aligns 2 yards outside of hash.Inside # 2 in boundary splits the different betweennearest offensive lineman and outside WR.Note: WR splits will be adjusted by play and formation. 3x1 the # 3 WR aligns 2 yardsinside of the hash. Think split different between # 2 WR and nearest Offensivelineman.
9 Motions and Shifts Why Motion? Gives defense a different look Match up purposes (WR VS. LB)Helps offense gain an extra man atP.O.AHelp offense disguise base playsAllows the Offense to out leveragethe defenseHelps WR release clean from LOSAllows offense to identify man or zone coverage
10 Stance Stance 2 Point, outside foot back. Both knees bent, forward Lean with weight on balls of feet. Shoulders overFeet. Elbows slightly bent. (Sprinter’s stance from 2point.) Get a picture of the pre-snap coverage, butyou must see the snap of the football. ( Combat orRelax Stance.)AlignmentsA. Vertical1. Outside WR (X)- On the line scrimmage. Helmetmust be within rear most part of the center. (Putfront foot even with front foot of the tackle.)2. Inside WR (Z)- Off the line scrimmage but criticalthat you crowd the ball as much as possible. Preventwasted space, but don’t cover the TE. Your helmetmust clear rear most part of nearest down lineman,not including center. (Put front foot even with backfoot of TE.)
11 Start Start The start will be initiated by driving forward off the back leg and, almost simultaneously, pushing intothe stride with the front leg. The first several stepsshould drive the WR up and out of the stance.WR must have enough weight distribution to theback foot and enough knee flex to drive itforward: 60% - 40% distribution.First Step: (Start)No false steps – front or back foot.No false movement – front knee bend.Transfer all weight to front foot, push off frontfoot, rip back foot through.Great arm action ( 90 degree running form)Stay low – flat back.Shoulders must drive down as he explodes fromthe LOS, hiding his numbers from the DB.7. Make Eye contact with defender
12 .StemStemming allows the WR to attack the DB’s leverage. WR eyes should look through the DB, not at ground. Movements must be precise as they indicator of making a break. This area of the route is where expression becomes critical. The use of our eyes, head, shoulder fakes and change of speed are critical.
13 Releases . Types of Releases: When releasing from the Line of Scrimmage the WR needs to a have a plan forhow he is going to attack the defense. The WR ‘s plan depends on the technique usedby the defender. The WR must execute his plan using good technique.Furthermore, the WR needs to change up his plan , so the defender does not catchonto his release.Basic Premise:Release with your feet, finish with your hands.Beat the defender off the ball with speed before he has a chance to react.Move the defender. Make him move his feet, get him off balance, get him out ofthe way.Types of Releases:Speed Release - Use speed release whenever possible. It gets the receiver verticalimmediately. Put the release side foot back. Find a spot 1 yard outside and 1 yardin back of the defender. Explode out of your stance taking your first step at thatspot. Get low and skinny taking the target away from the defender. Rip theopposite arm and leg through getting vertical. The key is beating the off the ballwith speed and staying low . This release is used when defender is playing a softtype of press or when there is space between the WR and defender.Stutter - A quick 3 step maneuver used to force defender to set his feet. Shorten your stride length on the leg opposite the direction you are releasing. This followed by two quick balance steps where your feet are about parallel and directly under the hips. Pop the near side foot and crossover, pulling the opposite leg through, accelerate (get up on your toes)!Single Move – A change of direction maneuver very similar to the stutter, but with a more deliberate first step at the shoulder opposite the side of escape ( also a “heavy” head and shoulder lean, get your chest over the front leg). Since this is a slightly slower escape you must work hard to pull the opposite leg through on the crossover.Double Move – Use when defender expects the single move. Step to the side of your desired release using quick feet and staying low. The defender expecting you to come back the other way. Foot Press and head stick at the defender then go.
14 Releases . Types of Releases: Swim -The swim release can be used as a change up release to the rip release WR needs to hammer the forearm of the defender to the side of the escape. Strike with a closed fist and a firm lower arm. Turn your chest to the defender and whip your far side arm over his shoulder. The far side arm should also be firm with a closed fist, striking the defender in the back. WR should cross over with the far inside leg as you swim. Its critical to get the leg at least even with the defenders hip. Use the far side arm to push yourself into the stem.Diamond – Step opposite the side your release for 3 steps in attempt to make the defender move in that direction. You must use quick feet and be ready to finish with your hands. Stay low and compact. The key is to sell the defender with your hips, toes, shoulders and eyes.Throw By– The throw by release is a release used vs. hard press technique inside. The WR is going to take a outside release pushing vertical and at the top of the he should plant off his outside foot. He is going to take his inside arm and grab the waist of the DB and pull himself through with his outside arm. This release is used on Curl and Dig routes.Whip – This is abbreviated version of the swim. The whip is used vs. a defender who is simply trying to get his hands on you, not necessarily trying to collision your release. Swat with arm to the side of escape and whip the far side arm over the extended arms of the defender. Pull through with the far side arm and get the defender’s hands low. Note: Accelerate up the field.Best -The best release is used by outside WR running vertical routes vs. squat or rolled up corners. The WR needs to attack the DB’s outside shoulder with low pad-level. If the DB gives the WR a hard shoulder outside denying him the outside, then the WR needs to plant his outside foot in the ground and slip back inside to his landmark. On the contrary, when the DB is giving the WR a soft shoulder outside the WR needs to attack the shoulder and stay outside working to his landmark full speed.Note: The best release will turn into a positive outside release if any WR aligned inside the outside WR runs a out or flat route.
15 Reading Defenses Coverage Identification The majority of our route conversions are based on defender’stechniques rather than on particular coverage's. It will benefit thereceiver, however, to be able to identify basic pass coverage's andhave some idea of how they work. They will help you to understandthe overall pattern concept, not just your individual assignment.Two Basic Elements of identification:ContourAs you set in your stance, glance at the overall “contour” or shapeof the coverage, accounting for depth and alignment, then narrowyour focus to the three defendants nearest you. This is called“READING THE TRIANGLE”. The configuration of these threedefenders will not only tell you what the coverage is, it will identifyeach defender’s responsibility.TechniqueA second method is reading the technique and body posture of thedefender over you. Zone coverage defenders will normally belooking in at the football. Their posture will be fairly upright, theirdepth will be loose and alignment will be head up to outside. Mancoverage defenders will be aligned inside, looking directly at thereceiver. Depth will be tighter than usual and their stance will belower to the ground and more compact.Note: All coverage identification must be confirmed after the snap!!!
16 Reading Defenses F C C F OLB SS COVER 2 TRIANGLE A deep half player on or outside the nearhash mark, and two level defenders responsiblefor Flat and Curl (usually positioned within 5yards of the LOS.) Widest level defender mayfunnel or bail” inside level defender will normallyCollision the release inside – out.COVER 3 TRIANGLEA deep outside third defender and a deep middlethird defender positioned in MOF. Curl to flatdefender is close to the LOS. He may hold-upinside receiver or expand quickly to the outside
17 Reading Defenses F C C F OLB COVER 0 MAN No Triangle unless it’s Man –Free coverage.Technique is inside and the cushion is fairly tight.“Press” Man puts the defender within 4 yards ofthe receiver. Defender’s eyes are locked on.COVER 4 TRIANGLESimilar to Cover 3 look, but with the FS displacedtoward the wide side. Two deep Quarter fieldplayers with a flat defender underneath. Technique of quarter players usually aggressive zone with tight cushion. Confirm Quarter coverage by locating deep half field player to the backside of formation.
18 Reading Defenses S XXW F D C F C N C W M C S R T N E M W D R T E RooflineThe Roofline is the outline of the coverage and will tell the Wide Receiverthe number of defenders deep. MOFO=Cover 2,4 and 6, MOFC=Cover 1,3.Examples of RooflineXXWExample of Cover 3 Roofline (MOFC)Example of Cover 2 Roofline (MOFO)F DCWMCSRTNEQC F CMSWDRTNEQQQQQQQQ
19 Partner Release Drills: Speed Release Single Release Drill .Release DrillsPartner Release Drills:Speed ReleaseSingle Release DrillDouble Move DrillBest ReleaseSemi Best ReleaseThrow By DrillDiamond Release
20 Route Technique Techniques used to Change Direction: “DIG” “OUT” . Digs & Outs – We can use a “Speed Cut” Technique or a “Square Cut”Technique.Speed Cut – Stick your foot in the ground , point your toe and angle step,snap your head around and get FLAT as quick as possible. RememberOn speed cut we want to change directions without losing speed or bodyPosition.“DIG”“OUT”Foot in ground at 9 Yards12 Yards = Final Depth15 Yards = Final DepthBe FlatBe FlatFoot in ground at 9 YardsFoot in ground at 12 YardsRun a straight line to break pointStick Outside foot in the ground(Start foot press 3 yards from final depthPoint your toe and angle step andsnap your head around4. Flatten at the final depth of route.Run a straight line to break pointStick inside foot in the ground(Start foot press 3 yards from final depthPoint your toe and angle step andsnap your head around4. Flatten at the final depth of route.
21 Route Technique Techniques used to Change Direction: “Hook” “Comeback’ .Route TechniqueTechniques used to Change Direction:Hooks & Comebacks – We can use “Run” around the Cone Technique.Run around the cone– Stick your foot in the ground at the proper depth, sink your hips, point your toe and angle step, snap your head around theCone. Stay low and compact and keep your arms moving.“Hook”“Comeback’Foot in ground at 9 Yards14 Yards = Final Depth14 Yards = Final DepthFoot in ground at 12 YardsFoot in ground at 12 YardsRun a straight line to break point (Kiss(Top)2. Stick Outside foot in the ground at designateddepth and sink hips.3. Point your toe and angle step and snap yourhead around.4. Run around the cone staying low and compactand keep arms moving.Drive back to the thrown ballRun a straight line to break point(Kiss Knee at the Top)Stick Inside foot in the ground at designateddepth and sink hips.Point your toe and angle step and snap yourhead around.4. Run around the cone staying low and compactand keep arms moving.Drive back to the thrown ball
22 Route Technique Techniques used to Change Direction: “POST” “CORNER” . Posts & Corners – We use a Foot Press technique.Foot Press – Press your foot in the ground at the designated depth, stepWith your opposite foot at your reference point and accelerate.“POST”“CORNER”Foot in ground at 9 YardsFoot Press at 12 yardsRun a straight line to break pointFoot Press with outside foot atDesignated depth.Step with inside foot pointing thattoe at your reference point andaccelerate.Be ready to adjust to flight ofThrown ball.Foot Press at 12 yardsFoot Press at 12 yardsRun a straight line to break pointFoot Press with outside foot atDesignated depth.Step with inside foot pointing thattoe at your reference point andaccelerate.Be ready to adjust to flight ofThrown ball.Run a straight line to break pointFoot Press with inside foot atDesignated depth.Step with outside foot pointing thattoe at your reference point andaccelerate.Be ready to adjust to flight ofThrown ball.WR
23 Route Technique Techniques used to Change Direction: “SQUARE DIG” .Route TechniqueTechniques used to Change Direction:Square Cut- Run a straight line to final depth of the route. StickYour foot in the ground, sink your hips, gather your feet, foot pressAnd snap head in the desired direction and accelerate staying flat.“SQUARE DIG”Final Depth 12 YardseWR1. Run a straight line to the break point which is at the finaldepth of the route.2. Stick your outside foot in the ground, sink your hips, gatherYour feet, foot press with your outside foot, snap your head insideand accelerate staying flat.
24 Route Enders Drill w/ Agile Lean Drill One on One .Route DrillsRoute Drills:Route on AirRoute Enders Drill w/ AgileLean DrillOne on One
27 Catching the Football Passing Catching Method A. There isn’t one way to catch a football. The object is to catchthe ball, the method used is secondary to the result.B. Some great receivers are arm and body receivers, especiallyon Curls. This method is used to avoid fumbling and being hit.C. it is generally best to catch a football in your hands, much likea baseball. Pluck it – snatch it and reach for it with hands giving contact.
28 Thumb and Finger Placement Thumb & FingerThumb and Finger PlacementD. When running with the flight ofthe ball, the thumbs are out. Other-wise, the thumbs are inside.When catching the football withinthe framework of the body, thethumbs are inside.
29 Low PassesLow PassesE. On low passes, when the ball is inches off the ground, cradle the arms-elbows together and close to the body. Lower the body so that your chest or the numbers on your shirt are at the same level as the flight of the ball. Do not reach for this type of throw.
30 Low PassesLow PassesF. Catching balls below the waist WR needs to extend his arms away from his body. The WR needs to have his palms and thumbs open facing up. The WR should track the ball with his eyes and his hands should be close enough where the football cannot escape. ( think pinkies together.)
31 Adjustment to Ball Balls Thrown Behind WR . On balls thrown behind the WR-use the pivot reception. Turn thebody completely. Do not reachback with one hand.G. Carry the arms high in regularsprinting position and reach atthe last second. Running witharms extended results in loss ofspeed.
32 Hands Hands II. HANDS A. Must have excellent hands, that is the first pre-requisite.B. Hands must be loose andrelaxed – fingers extended.C. Cushion the ball at contact- your hands should give withthe catch.D. The hands should be like flypaper – when the ball hits, itsticks. Avoid the double catch.concentrate and make the catch.
33 Eyes Eyes III. Eyes A. Must have complete concentration on the ball. B. It is essential that the ball is locked and secured intoyour hands. Always focus your catch into your hands untilyou can read the writing or numbers on the ball.C. There is a critical area, one yard in front of the hands witharms extended. The Receiver who drops the ball generally takeshis eyes off the ball and begins to look for running room. Lookthe ball into your hands.D. Great Receivers possess excellent hand and eye coordination.
34 Determination Determination IV. Determination A. A great WR has the attitude that heand his Quarterback are the only twopeople on the field and that he willcatch everything thrown in hisdirection.B. He never gives up but will makethe supreme and courageous effortto make the catch.C. He is always going full speed.
35 Knowledge of System Knowledge of System . V. Knowledge A. Must possess a complete picture of the total passing game.B. Full knowledge of total coverage.C. Full knowledge of the tendencies and abilities of the individuals within the coverage.D. He must have the talent to master the art of move making so he can defeat the individual in man to man coverage and at the same time, be able to make any adjustment necessary in the event he is working against zone defense.
36 Concentration Concentration VI. Concentration A. Concentration on the ball and noton the opponent’s movement.B. Concentration on the coverage sothat any adjustment of the route canbe made.C. Utter disregard of possible contact.
37 Catching the Football Body Control VII. Body Control A. Must be able to shift gears byrunning full speed, then stop and jump.B. Be able to go full speed and changechange direction – breaking at sharpangles rather than running circles.This is a requirement for good movemaking .
38 Running After the Catch Catching the FootballRunning After the CatchIX. Run after the CatchA. To have the talent of a RB is a raretalent.B. Make the first down before youthink of touchdown – have in mindthe necessary distance for the firstdown.Big PlayA. All WR are expected to come upwith a big play – impossible catch,the key block that springs the runnerfor the distance.B. They are expected to produce theextra effort that results in atouchdown.
39 Catching the Football Timing VIII. Timing A. Timing consist of timing your ownroute in relationship with the QB’sdrop.B. Knowledge and feel for the timingand rhythm of the pass will preventQuarterback sacks.C. Keep in mind that all passes havesome degree of rhythm. Passes thrownon rhythm are generally completed.
40 Catching the Football Big Play Big Play A. All Receivers are expected to come up with a big play – impossible catch, the key block that springs the runner for the distance.B. They are expected to produce the extra effort that results in a touchdown.
41 Ball Security Ball Security 1. Hold the ball high and tight. pressure points.3. Fingers4. Palm5. Forearm6. Bicep7. Rib Cage8. Two Hands on the footballwhen expecting contact.9. No switching hands in traffic10. Keep the football in outside arm.
42 Catching the Football Stiff Arm Ball-carriers run towards defenders who are attempting to tackle them. By positioning the ball securely in one arm, the ball-carrier can fully extend his other arm, locking his elbow, and outstretching his palm. Then, the ball-carrier pushes directly outwards with the palm of his hand onto the chest or shoulder of the would-be tackler. The fend is a pushing action, rather than a striking action.A stiff-arm fend may cause the tackler to fall to the ground, taking him out of the play. Even if the tackler keeps his feet, it becomes impossible for him to complete a tackle, as he cannot come close enough to wrap his arms around the ball-carrier.
43 Catching the Football Expecting Contact Two Hands on the football when expecting contact.
44 Catching Drills Confidence Drills: Snake High and Behind Low and BehindWrong Shoulder( Baseball Drill)Collision Drills:BlasterHalf Suicides( 2 Catches and Contact)Collision Drill Vs. Strong Safety or OLBDistraction Drills:DrapeDefender Pass by (one WR and DB line)Pole ( Drill can also be done with stand up dummy)Windows Drill (Colts and Curl drill)Note: Emphasize catches from every angle.Concentration Drills:Jugs Machine DrillsTennis Machine DrillsNumbers and LettersAround the ClockOut Bounds DrillsSideline DrillsGauntletJump Ball Drills
45 Blocking The Complete receiver understands the importance of perimeter blocking and downfield blocking.WR blocking on plays ensure that the offense willhave success in the screen, run and pass game.1. Body Position2. Finish all blocksWHY DO WE BLOCK?We must work hard for our teammates if we expect them to work hard for us when we get the ball.Blocking is not about ability but rather heart and commitment .Blocking is a mind set, be physical at all times, take pride in beating up your opponent.Blocking is 90% mental, 10% technique.
46 BlockingThe first thing our WR’s must understand blocking is just as important as catching touchdowns. In order to achieve successful blocking the WR must understand theFollowing:WR must understand blocking rules (insideand outside runs)Explode off the ball selling vertical routeBreakdown 3 to 2 half yards in front of thedefenderBody Position – upon contactWeight on balls of the feetFeet slightly wider than armpit width---buzzing feet (foot fire)Knees bentButt downArch in backHead up, chin backSlight bend in elbowsShuffle and mirror the defender movementsHelmet below defender chinKeep Elbows tight to rib cageHeels of hands on breastplate – Hands higher then eyesHands open, Thumps upKeep feet moving (Drive the point of attack12
47 Blocking Drills Drills Partner Fit Up: Purpose: Each WR fits up on his partner to get a great feel for finalbody Position.Contact: Violent Punch3 points of contact – hands and eyes form a triangle that creates ahard blocking surface. Snap chin back as you roll your hips andmake contact. Emphasize the hands inside (turn the shield upsidedown)Accelerate feet and widen base on contact. Must really concentrateon not stopping the feet as you punch.4 Point Punch: violent punch , roll hips. Snap chin back2 Point Punch: feet moving, violent punch, roll hips, snap chin back,accelerate feet and widen base.Procedure:2 Groups of WR facing each other, 1 yard apart. The WR’s facingsideline is the WR group and WR’s with their back to the sideline willbe DB’sOn coaches commend the WR will strike the defender.
48 Blocking Drill MenuBlocking Progression:Fit Up DrillHalf Way DrillMirror DrillCut –Off DrillHook -upCut – Block Drill
50 Blocking DrillsHalf way Drill Diagram;Half way Point
51 Blocking Drills WR will Mirror Defenders Movement Mirror Drill Diagram;WR will Mirror Defenders Movement
52 Blocking DrillsCut Off Drill Diagram;Cut off Points
53 Blocking Drills Drills Partner Fit Up: Purpose: Each WR fits up on his partner to get a great feel for finalbody Position.Contact: Violent Punch3 points of contact – hands and eyes form a triangle that creates ahard blocking surface. Snap chin back as you roll your hips andmake contact. Emphasize the hands inside (turn the shield upsidedown)Accelerate feet and widen base on contact. Must really concentrateon not stopping the feet as you punch.Procedure:2 Groups of WR facing each other, 1 yard apart. The WR’s facingsideline is the WR group and WR’s with their back to the sideline willbe DB’sOn coaches commend the WR will strike the defender.
54 WR Warm Up DrillsDrills:Cones (45/90, foot fire and 5 point Mesh)Hitch DrillsLaddersAround the ClockDrag DrillBall Security (Tunnel and Partner) Drills
55 Fordham Offense Overview Why No-HuddleRecruiting ( We couldn’t go toe to toe with conference foes)Multiple Tempo’s ( Use Tempo’s as a weapon)Increase number of offense snaps in Practice and GameLimits defense substitutionsFatigues defensive UnitLimits defense communication and unityForces defense to play a base fronts and coverage’sAllows offense to play at a very fast paceWhy Spread FormationForce defense to defend entire fieldLimits number of defenders in the Box( Run Game)Match Up issue’s (WR vs. LB)Experience coaching No- Huddle Spread Offense:7years of experience spread offenseCoached in 2 Types of Spread offense. (Air Raid and Spread Opt.)Wagner’s 3 Base Tempo’s:BasePurpleZorroNascarFormations: 2x2 and 3X1Personnel: 10,11 and 12
56 ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER THE YEARS 20052005 NEC Champions2006 AwardsMike Melvin “Bill Tierney Award”2007 AwardsPatriot League ChampionsNCAA FCS Playoff BerthNational FCS Top 25Ranked Second in Passing offense in ConferenceAsa Lucas “2ND Team Patriot League”Sylvester Clarke “Bill Tierney Award”2008 Awards2009 AwardsLed the nation in Passing OffenseJason Caldwell “2nd Team All American”Jason Caldwell “1st All Patriot League”Jason Caldwell “ All ECAC All Star”Asa Lucas “ 2009 East Coast Bowl Participate”Brandon Anderson “Patriot League Academic Honor Roll”3 Wide Receiver with over 40 receptions2010 AwardsRanked Second in total offense and rushingJason Caldwell ranked second in receptions and receiving yards in conf.Jason Caldwell “ Sporting News Preseason Top 10 WR”Jason Caldwell “ Sporting News Preseason All American2011 AwardsRB Darrly Whiting NFL Free Agent2012 AWARDS2012 NEC Champions2013 AwardsTyree Watkins “ James Robb Award Winner