2006 Amherst Football Milestones

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Posted a 5-3 overall record (fourth best in the NESCAC).
  • Ranked eighth in the final New England Division III Football Poll.
  • Finished the season tied for first among Division III schools in the nation in fewest fumbles lost (2), tied for third in fewest turnovers lost (10) and eleventh in the nation in scoring defense (11.3 ppg).
  • Led the NESCAC in kickoff returns (19.8 yds/att), turnover margin (+7), punt return average (11.7 yds/att) and red zone defense (52.6 %). Finished second in opponent penalties (50.4 ypg), opponent fourth-down conversions (25.0%), red zone offense (80.0%) and PAT kicking (0.944%), and third in scoring offense (18.2 ppg), passing offense (193.4 ypg), total offense (312.4 ypg), pass efficiency (114.6), first downs (133) and fourth-down conversions (41.7%).

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Senior Quad-Captain Wide Receiver/Return Specialist Mark Hannon (Glen Rock, NJ)

  • Don Hansen's Football Gazette Preseason All-America Honorable Mention
  • Don Hansen's Football Gazette Third-Team All-East
  • ECAC Division III Northeast All Star Honorable Mention
  • NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for week of 11/23
  • First-Team All-NESCAC as a wide receiver & return specialist.
  • Led the NESCAC and finished 22nd in the nation in punt return average (12.5 yds/att). Finished second in the NESCAC in all-purpose yards (118.6 ypg), third in receptions-per-game (5.75), fourth in receiving yards-per-game (66.1 ypg), tied for fourth in touchdowns (7), tied for sixth in scoring (5.2 ppg) and ninth in punting (31.3 yds/att).

    Senior Offensive Lineman Ryan Smith (Muskego, WI)
  • Named to preseason Second-Team All-America by d3football.com.
  • NESCAC All-Academic

    Senior Quad-Captain Quarterback Nick Kehoe (Washington Depot, CT)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for week of 10/14.
  • Finished second in the NESCAC in passing (193.4 ypg), third in total offense (189.1 ypg) and passing touchdowns (9), and fourth in pass efficiency (115.1).

    Senior Quad-Captain Defensive Tackle Brendan McKee (Hull, MA)
  • Don Hansen's Football Gazette Third-Team All-East
  • Finished ninth in the NESCAC in sacks (3.5) and tied for 25th in tackles (46).
  • First-Team All-NESCAC

Senior Quad-Captain Defensive Back Mike Salerno (Shrewsbury, MA)

  • Finished tied for first in the NESCAC in fumbles recovered (3) and tenth in total tackles (57).

Senior Running Back Will Beeson (Kansas City, MO)

  • NESCAC All-Academic.

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

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

    Senior Offensive Lineman Matt Mascioli (Morgantown, WV)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC

    Senior Outside Linebacker Dakota Jones (Boston, MA)
  • Finished 15th in the NESCAC in total tackles-per-game (6.8)

    Junior Defensive Back Chris Mottau (Hollison, MA)
  • Finished tied for first in the NESCAC in interceptions (4), tied for fourth in passes defended (9) and 18th in total tackles-per-game (52). Finished 40th in the nation in interceptions-per-game (0.5).

    Junior Inside Linebacker Nick Boehm (Shaker Heights, OH)
  • NESCAC All-Academic

    Junior Offensive Lineman Rob DiGiovine (Waltham, MA)
  • NESCAC All-Academic

    Junior Defensive Back Rob Grammer (Glen Rock, NJ)
  • NESCAC All-Academic
  • Finished 24th in the NESCAC in total tackles (47) and tied for eighth in passes defended (8).

    Junior Offensive Lineman Dan Guariglia (Glen Rock, NJ)
  • NESCAC All-Academic

    Sophomore Running Back Eric NeSmith (Newark, NJ)
  • Finished fifth in the NESCAC in rushing (58.0 ypg).

    Sophomore Outside Linebacker Guy Matisis (Hingham, MA)
  • NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week for week of 10/21.
  • Finished tied for 47th in the NESCAC in total tackles-per-game (4.5).

    Sophomore Inside Linebacker Preston Puryear (Tampa, FL)
  • Finished tied for 13th in the NESCAC in total tackles-per-game (6.9).

First-Year Running Back Aaron Rauh (Hudson, OH)

  • Finished ninth in the NESCAC in rushing (48.8 ypg).
  • NESCAC Rookie of the Week for week of 10/28.

First-Year Kicker Matt Eberhart (Plano, TX)

  • Finished second in the NESCAC in PAT Kicking (94.1%), tied for third in field goals (7) and fourth in kicker scoring (37 pts). Finished 36th in the nation in field goals per game (0.9).





football

Football Home

2006 Milestones

2005 Results

2006 Schedule

Head Coach

Assistants

Alph. Roster

Num. Roster

Pronunciation Guide

Season Preview

Team Stats

Record Book

Pratt Field

Archives

2007 Camps