2005 Amherst Football Milestones

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Posted a 5-3 overall record
  • Ranked ninth in the final New England Division III Football Poll.
  • Finished the season fifth in the nation in total defense (240.1 ypg) and scoring defense (12.3 ppg), and ninth in pass efficiency defense (87.9).
  • Led the NESCAC in punt returns (9.0 yds/att) and opponents fourth-down conversions (27.8%) and finished second in scoring defense (12.3 ppg), pass defense (129.6 ypg), kickoff returns (20.2 yds/att), rushing offense (209.0 ypg), total defense (240.1 ypg), pass effifiency defense (87.9), opponents first downs (107), and total offense (355.9 ypg). Ranked third in total offense (391.5 ypg), pass efficiency (126.6) and first downs (151).
  • Had seven players earn All-NESCAC honors, including six first-team selections.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Senior Tri-Captain Nose Guard L.J. Spinnato (Madison, CT)
  • D3Football.com Third-Team All-East Region.
  • Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA Division III East Honorable Mention.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Finished tied for 30th in NESCAC in tackles (6.1/gm).

    Senior Tri-Captain Defensive Back Nick Zieler (Chicago, IL)
  • ECAC Division III Northeast All-Star Honorable Mention.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.

    Senior Tailback Ngai Otieno (Gloucester, MA)
  • Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA Division III East Honorable Mention.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Finished second in NESCAC in rushing (86.8 ypg), third in all-purpose yardage (98.1 ypg) and 12th in total offense (86.8 ypg).

    Senior Outside Lineback Justin Roemer (Jupiter, FL)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Finished 11th in the NESCAC in tackles (8.9/gm) and tied for second in field goals (6).

    Senior Tailback Dom Cama (Miami, FL)
  • Finished 11th in the NESCAC in rushing (52.7 ypg)

    Senior Outside Linebacker Joe Bickerstaffe
    (Norfolk, MA)
  • Academic All-NESCAC .

    Junior Wide Receiver/Return Specialist Mark Hannon (Glen Rock, NJ)
  • Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA Division III East Honorable Mention.
  • ECAC Division III Northeast All-Star Honorable Mention.
  • NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC as a wide receiver & return specialist.
  • Finished 33rd in the nation and first in the NESCAC in all-purpose yardage (148.1 ypg). Also led the conference in touchdowns (10) and punt return average (10.9 yds/att). Ranked third in the NESCAC in receiving (64.5 ypg), seventh in receptions (4.0 cpg) and eighth in punting (33.9 ypp).

    Junior Offensive Lineman Ryan Smith (Muskego, WI)
  • Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA Division III East Third-Team All-Region.
  • D3football.com Third-Team All-East Region.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.

    Junior Quarterback Nick Kehoe (Washington Depot, CT)
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Finished second in the NESCAC in passing (174.2 ypg), third in total offense (166.0 ypg), tied for fourth in passing touchdowns (10) and sixth in pass effeciency (125.0).

    Junior Inside Linebacker Greg Muecke (Atlanta, GA)
  • Led the NESCAC in fumble recoveries (3) and finished 24th in tackles (6.8/gm.).

    Junior Defensive Back Mike Salerno (Shrewsbury, MA)
  • Finished tied for 13th in the NESCAC in interceptions (2) and 26th in tackles (6.4/gm.).

    Junior Defensive Tackle Brendan McKee (Hull, MA)
  • Finished second in the NESCAC in tackles-for-loss (1.38/gm).

    Junior Tailback Will Beeson (Kansas City, MO)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Junior Wide Receiver Justin Macione (Mansfield, MA)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Junior Offensive Lineman Matt Mascioli (Morgantown, WV)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Junior Offensive Lineman Nate Riccardi (Marion, MA)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Sophomore Wide Receiver Mike Myers (Foxboro, MA)
  • Finished 13th in the NESCAC in receiving (43.5 ypg).

    Sophomore Inside Linebacker Jake Spadafora (New London, NH)
  • Finished 32nd in the NESCAC in tackles (6.0/gm).

    Sophomore Defensive Back Chris Mottau (Hollison, MA)
  • Finished tied for 44th in the NESCAC in tackles (5.2/gm).

    First-year Tailback Erik NeSmith (Newark, NJ)
  • Finished 12th in the NESCAC in rushing (46.7 ypg).

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