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Chris Kenney Plays for TEAM USA vs. Mexico

Senior center Chris Kenney is the fourth Eph in the last six years (along with Scott Farley, Graham Goldwasser and Eric Ludwig) to be selected to play for Team USA vs. Mexico in the Aztec Bowl.

Kenney started at center for Team USA as they defeated Mexico on December 16th 28-7. Team USA with a Div. III all-star team is now 9-1 all-time vs. Mexico.

Chris Kenney snaps the ball vs. Mexico

2006 Season Wrap-Up

Brendan Fulmer '07

Jimmy O'Leary '07

Williams' 2006 football season was one for the record books. Head coach Mike Whalen – NESCAC's 2006 Coach of the Year – led his deep and talented squad to a perfect 8-0 record, the sixth in the program's 121-year history and his first as head coach.

The Ephs finished atop the NESCAC for the first time since 2002, when Williams shared the title with Trinity. The Bantams went on to reel off three straight conference titles before the Ephs regained solo possession of the crown this season.

In that span, the Bantams also recorded a N.E. Div. III record 31-game win streak, bookended by losses to the Ephs. Williams beat Trinity 30-13 on Weston Field in 2002, and the Bantams were not defeated again until this season, when they fell again in Williamstown on September 30 to the dominant Williams squad, 41-16.

In the win, junior quarterback Pat Lucey – the 2006 NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year & ECAC-Northeast Player of the Year – completed 19 of 27 passes (70 percent) for 3 touchdowns and no interceptions, while rushing 6 times for 36 yards. The impressive outing gave Lucey numerous accolades, including ECAC Northeast Div. III Player of the Week and NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week (both of which he would garner again in the last win of the season over Amherst), along with the Boston Globe Gold Helmet Award.

Jon Dolan '07

Elliott Moffie '07

The win, which was the second of the season after a 27-0 season opener against Bowdoin, came in resounding fashion and established the Ephs as the team to beat in the NESCAC.

The Ephs would never falter, finishing the season with a NESCAC-high average margin of victory of 25.3 points. Along the way, Williams downed Wesleyan (51-21) and Amherst (37-7) for the Little Three Title, while proving through the record book that this 2006 squad was one of the best to ever grace Weston Field.

The Ephs' offense utilized two talented quarterbacks and many skilled wideouts, along with a solid line, to tie the Williams single-season record for passing yards gained. Lucey and senior quarterback Sean Gleeson combined to throw for 2,106 yards on the year, and 21 of the team's 35 touchdowns. On the season, Lucey completed 112 of his 168 attempts (67 percent), for 1,528 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also finished as the Ephs' fourth-leading rusher, gaining 13.2 scrambling yards per game.

Senior wide receiver Jon Drenckhahn broke Williams' all-time record for career receptions, grabbing 51 passes this season to finish with a total of 135. Fellow senior wide receiver Brendan Fulmer scored 8 receiving touchdowns this season, tying the Williams single-season record and giving him a Williams all-time record career total of 18. Both wideouts were First Team All-NESCAC selections, while tight end Jim O'Leary (19 grabs for 255 yards and 5 TDs) was a second team selection. Drenckhahn was also named to the Div. II-III All-New England Team, First Team All-ECAC-Northeast and to the D3football.com All-East First Team and was named to the D3football.copm All-American Third Team. Fulmer was named the Swede Nelson award winner by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston as the senior player in New England (all divisions) displaying outstanding academic and athletic achievement and embodying the traits of sportsmanship and citizenship.

Jon Poppe '07

John Szawlowski '09

Fulmer was also a Second Team All-NESCAC selection as a punter, averaging a NESCAC-high 39.1 yards per punt. Joining him as a second team specialist was first-year place kicker Scott Sobolewski, who went 30-for-31 in extra point attempts and nailed 8 of his 9 field goal attempts, his longest coming from 44 yards out.

Senior center Chris Kenney anchored a solid offensive line that gave up just 7 sacks throughout the season, while allowing for many impressive outings in the air. Kenney was named to the All-NESCAC First Team, Div. II-III All-New England Team, First Team ECAC-Northeast and to the D3football.com All-East First Team. He was also selected to represent the U.S. in the 2006 Aztec Bowl. Kenney started for TEAM USA in the 28-7 win over Mexico in the 10th Aztec Bowl game and he was further honored by being named an Honorable mention All-American by D3football.com.

Alongside Kenney on the strong line were sophomores John Szawlowski and Henry Szawlowski. John was a First Team All-NESCAC selection, while his brother garnered second team accolades.

Running back Brian Morrissey (117 rushes for 486 yards and 4 TDs, along with 7 catches for 62 yards) provided versatility for the Eph attack as a Second Team All-NESCAC selection.

On the other side of the ball, the Ephs' defense broke the Williams all-time record for fewest rushing yards allowed in a season, allowing just 491. Senior linebacker and First Team All-NESCAC selection Jon Dolan finished second on the team in tackles, with 36 (21 solo and 2 for a loss). Joining Dolan on the first team were senior defensive backs Elliott Moffie (NESCAC-high 4 interceptions) and Jon Poppe. Moffie also received First Team ECAC-Northeast honors.

Defensive linemen senior Adam Kowalski (1.5 sacks, 1 fumble forced, and 1 fumble recovered) and junior Mike Eisert (2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 4 passes defended, and 1 forced fumble) were named to the All-NESCAC Second Team.

By virtue of the perfect season in 2006, the Ephs will carry a 14-game win streak into the 2007 season opener at Bowdoin.

Mike Whalen is 20-4 in three years and has guided the Ephs to 14 straight wins

2006 Season Outlook

Their top two passers have returned. Their top four rushers. Their top five pass receivers. Their top three tacklers and the player with the most sacks. Throw in one of the league’s best punters and kickers.

It doesn’t mean much to Williams College football coach Mike Whalen.

“I’m a firm believer in ‘last year was last year and this year is this year,’” he said. “The key will be the same as it is every year — can your front line people stay healthy?”

Chris Kenney '07 and Pat Lucey '08

A healthy Eph squad finished 6-2 in 2005, defeating archrival Amherst for the15th time in 19 years (15-3-1) and winning their final six games of the season. And while Whalen’s “last year is last year” credo is admirable, at the very least those results should lead to some confidence heading into the 2006 opener against Bowdoin on Sept. 23.

That, and the fact this team boasts 17 seniors and 24 juniors, making the upperclassmen a majority for the first time in four years.

Williams finished second among NESCAC teams in total offense last year and third in total defense.

The Ephs led the conference in passing offense, important to note because they did so using a two-quarterback rotation. Both signal callers, senior Sean Gleeson and junior Pat Lucey, return for this season.

In 2005 that duo combined for 15 touchdown passes and only 5 interceptions. Lucey completed 72.8 percent (99 of 136) of his passes, Gleeson 62.4 percent (63 of 101). However, Whalen is not committed to an encore presentation of the Gleeson and Lucey Show, and has opened the job up for preseason once again to see if one will win the job.

“The job is open,” Whalen said. “They’ll battle again and we’ll see how it goes. They are both very talented. At this point they are both seasoned veterans, they have both been in the heat of the battle. From a program standpoint, we couldn’t be in a better situation.”

Gleeson and Lucey will have plenty of talent around them. Their top targets of 2005 – all five of them – are back. Senior Jon Drenckhahn led the conference in receptions per game (6.38). Senior Brendan Fulmer, who is still recovering from a serious injury suffered in the win over the Lord Jeffs, had 26 receptions for 505 yards and a team-leading eight touchdowns in 2005. Senior tight end Jim O’Leary (24 receptions, 4 TDs) is another weapon returning, as are wideout Jeff Egizi and tailback Kevin Flynn.

Others vying for time at receiver include junior Craig Sundberg, and sophomores Stu Buck, Rob Chambers and Ryan Powell.

Jon Drenckhahn '07

Whalen also has a bevy of talented runners slated for the tailback position. Junior Elijah Weeks led the Ephs with 321 yards rushing in 2005, while sophomore Brian Morrissey had a strong start to his career, gaining 262 yards on 57 carries. Senior Cory Catelli and sophomore Kevin Flynn also return after gaining significant yards on the ground last season. Sophomores Brady Murphy and Brian Egan also are expected to contribute.

“We’re going to battle them in the preseason to see who emerges,” Whalen said. “There’s some playing experience there, but I’m not sure anyone has established themselves the way the quarterbacks have. It would not shock me if any one of those guys won the job. Again, it’s a positive from a program standpoint.”

The one question lingering around the Ephs offense is the offensive line. Three starters from last year’s line have moved on, although All-NESCAC center Chris Kenney (6-2, 270), a senior is back, as is senior Mike Brown (6-1, 270) at a guard position. Whalen does have plenty of potential starters at both guard and tackle.

At guard, Whalen has junior Jeff Callahan, who will also back up Kenney at center, as well as juniors Michael O’Brien and Jimmy Bierman and sophomore Henry Szawlowski. At tackle, candidates include junior Rory Jensen and sophomores Nate Newburg and John Szawlowski.

“We’re losing a lot of experience on the offensive line,” Whalen said. “That’s our biggest question, who’s going to step up to win jobs?”

The view from the defensive side of the ball is similar for Whalen. He has a veteran group of linebackers, many returnees on the defensive line, and the hope that guys will step up and win jobs in the secondary where three of four starters from 2005 have graduated. The Ephs were fourth in the NESCAC in pass defense a year ago.

Elliot Moffie '07

Senior captain Elliot Moffie will handle a starting spot in the secondary. Whether it's at cornerback or safety remains to be seen. Senior Jonathan Poppe certainly has an inside at one cornerback position. Poppe saw action in all eight games last year and was third on the Ephs in tackles with 28 while intercepting two passes.

The rest of the candidates don’t have much experience at the varsity level. Sophomore Tim Batty will get a look at corner, as will junior John Snipes. Devin Fitzgerald, Luke Moran and Steve Milano will gets looks at safety.

“What’s nice about Moffie is his versatility,” said Whalen. “I see him as a swing guy, he’s athletic enough he can cover man-to-man, but he’s smart enough to line up at safety. Based on who else steps up, we could use him in different roles. But we need some of those other guys to step up this year.”

At linebacker, all three starters return. Senior tri-captain Jon Dolan will be an outside linebacker with junior Nick Fersen while junior Jon Pritchard will be back in the middle. Pritchard led the Ephs in tackles last year with 53 tackles. Fersen led the team in sacks with three, while Dolan was second in tackles with 38 1/2.

Jordan O’Reilly and Trevor Powers will see quality time at the linebacker positions.

On the line, Mike Connor has graduated, but Matt Boggia, Jack Sessler and Adam Kowalski all return to battle for time at defensive end in the Ephs’ 4-3 scheme. Boggia and Kowalski each registered 2 1/2 sacks in 2005.

At tackle, juniors Andrew DeSalvo and Mike Eisert will be given a long look along with sophomores Devin McLoughlin and Charlie Birns.

“We have a lot of experience returning, but I think it’s obvious we’re thin depth-wise,” Whalen said. “A lot of the younger players could be making their way into the two-deep by mid-season. It’s very important we stay healthy. I think athletically there are a number of kids who have the potential to be very good players.”

Special teams could take a new look this season despite the return of the aforementioned Fulmer. Due to those injuries suffered against Amherst, Whalen was unsure if his 6-6 wideout would be able to perform the placekicking and punting duties. Last year, Fulmer connected on 70 percent (7 of 10) of his field goal attempts and led the conference in punting with a 42.7-yard average.

Nick Fersen '08

In his stead, tri-captain Drenckhahn will pick up the punting duties, and first-year placekicker Scott Sobolewski (Clifton Park, NY) will take over the placekicking chores. Kevin Flynn will resume his punt return duties and continue to share the kick-off return duties with Weeks.

“Special teams are such an important part for us,” Whalen said. “Punting especially was such a weapon for us last season, we were able to force teams into some things they did not necessarily want to do. We’ll see what happens this year.”

As for the conference, Trinity and its three straight titles and 30-game win streak remains the favorite. Colby has had two consecutive 7-1 seasons, Amherst is talented again and Bowdoin broke out for a 6-2 season last year.

“There are many talented teams,” Whalen said. “Much like last year when Bowdoin came out of the pack and had a special season, I expect somebody else will break out and have one this season. The biggest thing for us is to find the best 11 players on offense and the best 11 players on defense and put them on the field. We’re eyeing Sept. 23 and Bowdoin. They are coming off a big season and they’ll be ready for us. We need to be ready to play them.”

20 Questions or so With Bobby Walker '95

Bobby Walker '95 captained both football and track & field two consecutive years

Bobby Walker '95

Head of the Middle School at the King & Low-Heywood School in Stamford, CT.

Bobby and his wife Becky (Mallory) '95 reside in Connecticut with their two children Maya and Miles.

Walker was a three-sport captain and All-American for the Ephs (football, indoor & outdoor track & field), a Junior Adviser and is the all-time leading tackler at Williams. Walker played nose tackle, defensive end and LB in his career.

In track & field he won the NCAA title in the weight throw (1995) and the hammer (1995).

Walker is one of the most popular student-athletes to attend Williams.

So how does a guy in Dallas find Williams College? I was fortunate enough to have two people in Dallas who really knew me (and my needs) and who knew Williams College. Paul Mott, my college counselor, spent some time working in the Williams Office of Admission. Also, John Donovan, Williams Class of 1955, was the Business Manager at my high school. It was rare to have two men working at my alma mater, St. Mark’s School of Texas, at the same time.

Why did you turn down Baylor to come to Williams if you were serious about football? There were four main reasons why I chose to go to Williams: 1. When I was applying to colleges, Williams was the number one ranked liberal arts college in the country. When I was admitted to Williams, the idea of a top-notch education simply outweighed my desire to play Southwest Conference football. 2. My visit to Williams was incredible. Coming from a small high school (graduating class of 67 boys), I liked the small school feel. My host, Kenyatta Belcher, was able to go right up to his professor after a class and engage her in a conversation about that day’s lecture. It was special to witness. 3. The Black Student Union welcomed me with open arms. So many members of the BSU looked after me to make sure that I had all of my questions answered, and that I could feel welcomed at Williams. In high school, I had a very close relationship with several men of color. This relationship is what got me through high school. I thought that I could have similar relationships at Williams. 4. Williams was enjoying the nation’s longest winning streak in football.

What do you remember about your first visit to Williams? I remember several aspects of my first visit, but one funny one stands out. I came to Williams in April for my visit. It was around 55 degrees when I arrived that day. I was wearing jeans and a sweater. Coming from Texas, this was pretty cool weather in April (it was about 85 degrees in Dallas when I left home). Well, when I arrived on campus that day, there were people outside in bathing suits relaxing in the sun working on their tans and enjoying a “warm” Williamstown spring day. That was my first clue as to how cold it gets in Williamstown.

Is it true your mom did not want you to come to Williams? Well…she was very much in favor of me coming. She was interested in the opportunities that Williams presented me. However, by sophomore year, she was giving me hints that I should come home. She was missing her youngest son.

And still you stayed? Once again, Williams seemed to offer more opportunities for me than going back home to go to school.

What was a bigger shock to you on the Williams campus – the cold weather or not many students of color? The cold. There were not many students of color at my high school. There were many more students of color at Williams than at St. Mark’s. That’s not to say that there were enough.The snow started falling in November and did not stop until April!!!

What was your first impression of Williams football as a first year player? It was very intense. There were some amazing players. The one who stands out the most from that year was Matt Moynahan. He was one of the first players to ever completely flatten me. I thought that I could go up against him. Everyone was talking about him as this great player. I thought he was simply over-hyped. Well, I was wrong. He taught me a lot about focus, physical and mental preparation for the game.

When did you first realize you could play here? I went up against Moynahan several more times during those first couple of days of practice. While he drove me all over the place, he never flattened me as thoroughly as he did during our first encounter.

Do you have a favorite Williams football memory? I have two: 1. Beating Trinity 40-33 in 1992 after John Streng scored on a pass from John Birknes with 19 seconds left to play. I was never more thoroughly exhausted after a game. To win that hard-fought game in such a dramatic way was very exhilarating. 2. Beating Amherst our senior year to go undefeated. We had come so close to being undefeated twice before. To finally get it done was well worth the wait. Also, during that game, watching Ethan Brooks score a touchdown after intercepting a pass and running about 40 yards for the touchdown. It was cool!

Were there differences in playing football here and competing in track and field? Well, track and field is always different because so many different kinds of athletes come together to make up one team. My biggest issue was what I felt like was a lack of true team unity. We worked on improving that sense of team all throughout my four years on the team. Things were significantly improved by the end of my career.

Who came up with the idea of Williams field & track T-shirts and why were they necessary? Brenda Start ’97, came up with the idea of doing a shirt just for throwers. I’m not sure who came up with the actual idea of writing “Field and Track”. We had several ideas. My favorite was “Choose your weapon (under the images of the various throwing implements) and we’ll still kick your …”

Did the shirts come out before the throwers (men & women) recorded five All-Americans in one year? They came out the year before that momentous event.

While you were a student at Williams you were on work-study and you worked all four years in Baxter Dining Hall – what perspective of Williams did that give you? Well, I just got a chance to meet and talk with everyone. Everyone came through Baxter at one point or another. By working there all the time, I could talk to anyone. That’s why my friends from Williams are such different kinds of people.

Playing three sports and working on campus how did you find the time to meet your future wife – Becky Mallory '95? I actually met Becky through another woman whom I was seeing. Becky was asked to give me a message from this woman and I was intrigued by Becky immediately.

Becky was a standout tennis and basketball player – so who is the better athlete?This question can lead to a divorce. I can’t answer that one.

What was your first date? Who dates at Williams? Well, we first agreed to get together at a hockey game one winter evening in February of 1992.

When did you know Becky was the one? Well, I knew that I liked her from that first meeting at the hockey game. Sophomore year was a tumultuous one for us. We made it through it. That was a big sign. She was always there for me. Although there were some hard times, we always rebounded and the relationship was a little stronger each time. We seriously knew that we would get married after we survived spending a year apart after graduation. Becky stayed at Williams and worked in the Admission Office. I was in Dallas working at St. Mark’s. The next year she moved to Dallas and it was only a matter of time before we were married.

Were there any issues surrounding a black man dating a white woman on the campus among your teammates or the BSU? For some people, it was a very big issue. I lost a lot of friends shortly after Becky and I started dating. Oh well! Maybe they weren’t the kind of people we needed in our lives anyway. Most people were able to look beyond our difference in skin color and saw to people who should be together because they really cared for each other.

What Williams professor(s) made the biggest impact on you? There were several people who impacted my life while I was there. Professors Dennis Dickerson, Scott Wong, D.L. Smith and Dean Stephen Sneed and, of course, Alex Willingham my concentration adviser. Each of these men taught me something about being a scholar and taking pride in your work. They also further opened my eyes to some of the social injustices in this country and beyond. I have been trying to keep the fight going that they helped me to understand so many years ago.

What would you give to come back and work at Williams? My wife and I have contemplated working at Williams several times. Who knows if it will ever happen. Someday, it very well could if the right situations present themselves.

Dick Farley Inducted Into College Football Hall of Fame in August of 2006

Dick Farley -- won 12 outright Little Three titles and tied for four in 17 years

MORRISTOWN, NJ, -- Ron Johnson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced the Hall of Fame Divisional Class for 2006, which considers players and coaches from NCAA Divisions I-AA, II, III, and the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) for induction.

This year's class will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during Enshrinement Ceremonies at the Hall, August 11-12, in South Bend, Indiana.



-- Kevin Dent - DB, Jackson State, 1985-88

-- John Friesz - QB, Idaho, 1986-89

-- Ronnie Mallett - E, Central Arkansas, 1978-81

-- Jerry Rice - WR, Mississippi Valley State, 1981-84


-- Dick Farley - Williams (Mass.) (1983-2003), 114-19-3

-- John Gagliardi - Carroll College (Mont.) (1949-52), Saint John's Univ. (Minn.) (1952-present), 432-118-11

-- Vernon "Skip" McCain - Maryland State (1948-63), 102-21-5

"We are very pleased to announce the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Divisional Class," said Johnson. "Often overlooked by the enormous accomplishments by those on the Division I-A level, it is very important for us to recognize those who have been gridiron legends on all levels of college football."

With 119 chapters and over 12,000 members nationwide, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, a non-profit educational organization, runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in America's young people. NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., Play It Smart, The NFF Center for Youth Development Through Sport at Springfield College (Mass.), the NFL-NFF Coaching Academy, and annual scholarships of nearly $1 million for college and high school scholar-athletes.

A coach becomes eligible three years after retirement or immediately following retirement provided he is at least 70 years of age. Active coaches become eligible at 75 years of age. He must have been a head coach for a minimum of 10 years and coached at least 100 games with a .600 winning percentage.

Coach Dick Farley

Williams College (Mass.) (1987-2003)

Head Coach, 114-19-3, .849

"It is a great honor to be included in the list of Hall of Fame coaches," said Farley. "It just goes to show you what can happen when you have great assistant coaches and great kids to work with – the coaches are only as good as the kids they put on the field. Over the years I had tremendous support from the administration and my staff and I would just like to thank them all."

Dick Farley (center) with his trademark clipboard and left hand in coat pocket flanked by current head coach Mike whalen (l.) and assistant coach George McCormack (r.)

A fixture at Williams College for 17 years, Dick Farley brought the Ephs to great heights and established himself as one of the greatest Division III coaches of all-time.

The only coach in Williams history to post a perfect season — a feat he accomplished five times — Farley was named Gridiron Club of Greater Boston New England Coach of the Year four times, NESCAC Coach of the Year twice and Division III Regional Coach of the Year in 1996 by AFCA. The recipient of the Johnny Vaught Lifetime Achievement Award, he recorded (what was then) New England's longest Division III win streak (23 games). He also recorded another streak of 23 games without a loss (22 wins and one tie).

In 17 years, Williams did not have a losing season on Farley's watch. He recorded 128 consecutive games without back-to-back losses, amassed 11 seasons with at least seven wins and had 12 seasons with one or zero losses. A masterful leader, he coached nine First Team All-Americans.

Williams' all-time winningest coach, Farley retired with an overall record of 114-19-3 for a win percentage of .849, which currently ranks him sixth among coaches in all divisions in college football history.

Farley took over an Eph team that had lost six straight to archrival Amherst College and proceeded to ring up and impressive eight straight wins over the Lord Jeffs and went 13 games before losing to Amherst. His ledger vs. Amherst in "The Biggest Little Game in America" was 14-2-1.

Farley, now an assistant track and field coach and Director of Club Sports at Williams, never thought he would stay more than two years in Williamstown. "Honestly, I thought I would be here for a year or two at the most," said Farley. "I was prepared to climb the coaching ladder and eventually get back to the NFL [where he started as a safety for the San Diego Chargers for two seasons]. I guess I made the right decision to stick around. It's been a heck of a ride."

Eph Hall of Fame Notes:

Farley becomes the fourth College Football Hall of Fame inductee who has played or coached at Williams. Eph standout running back and defensive back Bennie Boynton '20, who hailed from Waco, TX, was the first player from the state of Texas inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Boynton was named in 1962.

Former Eph head coaches Charley Caldwell (1928-42) and Bob Odell (1973-86) are also enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, Caldwell as a coach and Odell as a player. Caldwell was inducted in 1961 and Odell was named in 1992.

Caldwell is second on the Eph all-time win list with 76 wins. His Eph record was 76-37-6 (.664) and he posted an equally impressive mark at Princeton after leaving Williams. Odell a star running back at Penn, led the Ephs to a record of 75-49-4 before retiring from coaching. Farley succeeded Odell.

2005 Season Wrap-up

The 2005 Ephs closed Spring St. so you know it was a good year. Shortly after the 34-23 win over arch rival Amherst on Weston Field a Williamstown police car was parked across the top of Spring St. so more than 400 onlookers could stand in the street and cheer on the jubilant Ephs who were inside St. Pierre's Barber Shop celebrating. St. Pierre's is the final stop on The Walk -- "Best Post-Game Tradition in America" (Sports Illustrated, 1992).

The Ephs got off to a slow start committing five costly turnovers and 15 penalties in losses at Colby and Trinity before collecting their first win at home against Bates. Trailing Bates 7-2 in the fourth quarter in heavy rain on a field more akin to a swamp, soph quarterback Pat Lucey led the Ephs on a final drive that ended with him connecting on a touchdown pass to junior TE Jim O'Leary. The 2-point conversion failed, but the Ephs prevailed, 8-7.

Lucey made his first collegiate start the next Saturday at Middlebury and he tied a Williams record with 11 consecutive pass completions and the Ephs won 39-18. Lucey's hot start cemented a rotation of Lucey on the first two series and junior Sean Gleason taking over on the third series. This duo was virtually unstoppable the rest of the season combining to hit on better than 70 percent of their passes. In their final five games the Ephs rolled up 192 points (38/game). The Ephs set a single-season mark for completions with 167 and set a team record of 87 first downs via the pass.

Seniors leading The Walk up Spring St.

Other notable achievements during the season included:

*Junior WR Brendan Fulmer tied the Eph single season mark for touchdown catches with 8

*The Ephs set a Williams record with six interceptions at Middlebury

*Fulmer and RT Eric Ludwig were named to the New England Div. 2-3 All-Star team

*Ludwig was also named to play in the Aztec Bowl vs. Mexico

*Ludwig, Fulmer, Jon Drenckhahn, Elliott Moffie, Mike Connor and Jon Pritchard were First Team All-NESCAC, while Kevin Greener, Chris Kenney and Jim O'Leary were named to the Second Team

The Ephs finished the 2005 season by winning six games in a row, won the Little Three title and for the second year in a row Mike Whalen posted a season mark of 6-2. Whalen is now 12-4 in his Williams career.

The Ephs will open the 2006 season with two home games (Bowdoin, Trinity) and they return all of their skill players.

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Dan DiCenzo

E-mail: Dan.DiCenzo-II@williams.edu

Phone: 413-597-3573

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Mike Whalen (r.) named Head Coach

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Tim Crawley ‘05

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Jon Melton '05 (#4) and Richard Counts '05 (#35)

Ephs on the sideline

Sean Gleeson ‘07

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WILLIAMS FOOTBALL: A Storied Tradition

Williams -v- Amherst


The Eph bench erupts knowing that the first perfect season in Williams football history is assured with a 17-14 win over Amherst on Weston Field in 1989. Click here for more information and photos.


The Best Post-Game Tradition in America

Victorious 2003 Ephs are led up Spring St. by the Purple Cow after downing Amherst 14-10 Click here for more information and photos.

David Sullivan '94 set a NCAA record with 5 TD passes in one quarter in the Ephs' 42-3 win over Hamilton on Weston Field on October 30, 1993. Sullivan completed 12 of 15 pases on the day for 119 yards. In the above photo, Dave Sullivan takes the snap from Rives Nolen.

Ed Wing '67 rushed for 1,139 yards in 1965, breaking the previous Williams record of 910 held by Chip Ide '58. Wing averaged 142.4 yards a game and scored 15 TDs for the, 6-2 Ephs. (See a profile of Ed Wing, Director of Medicine at Brown University, aove)

Dick Farley presents President Frank Oakley with the game ball from the Ephs' 500th win, 28-23 over Wesleyan on Weston Field November 7, 1992.