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Amherst Football Alum Rob Brown to Co-Star in Important New Film: The Express
June 30 - Amherst College football alum Rob Brown will star alongside Dennis Quaid in the upcoming film The Express, set to release this fall. Brown will play Ernie Davis, who died from leukemia at the age of 23 shortly after becoming the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. Full Story

Four Amherst Football Players Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
April 9 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2008 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a 3.2 GPA or better. A total of 433 players qualified for membership in the society's second year, including four members of the Amherst College football team. Full Story

Guariglia Earns Prestigious Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award
December 17 - The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced its 2007 college football award winners this past weekend. Amherst College senior tri-captain Dan Guariglia earned the Nils V. “Swede” Nelson Award, one of the organization’s oldest and most prestigious honors, which recognizes outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, sportsmanship and citizenship. Full Story

Nine Jeffs Earn NESCAC All-Conference Honors

November 15 - The NESCAC announced today the members of the 2007 Football All-Conference Team. Five of the 24 players earning All-NESCAC Defense honors are members of the Amherst College squad, while the Lord Jeffs also earned a trio of Second Team Offense nods and a Second Team Specialists honor. Full Story


Amherst Ends Season with 20-0 Loss at Williams
November 10 - The Amherst College football team concluded its 2007 season with a 20-0 loss at Williams College, as the Lord Jeffs were held scoreless for the first time of the year. Amherst finishes with a 4-4 record, while Williams improves to 6-2 with the win. Full Story


ESPN College Gameday to Broadcast Live From 122nd Amherst-Williams Football Game

November 6 - ESPN's College Gameday will air live from just outside Weston Field at Williams College this Saturday from 10am-12pm in honor of the 122nd Amherst-Williams Football game. The broadcast marks the first ever from a Division III site, and the program's 150th episode. Full Story

Amherst Comes up Short Against Trinity for Second Straight Loss

November 3 - The Amherst College football team was notched with visiting Trinity College at halftime, 3-3, but the Bantams scored ten points in the final quarter to pull ahead and hold on for a 13-9 victory. The Jeffs fall to 4-3, while Trinity improves to 5-2. Full Story

Looking Ahead: Amherst vs. Trinity Preview
October 31 - Although Amherst College has won 15 more games than Trinity College in the 102 meetings dating back to 1886, the Lord Jeffs and Bantams are an even 19-19 in the past 38 seasons during what has become a tug-of-war between NESCAC powerhouses. Full Story

Amherst Drops to 4-2 with 29-10 Loss at Tufts
October 27 - The Amherst College football team was handed its second loss of the season by Tufts University, as the Lord Jeffs moved to 4-2 with a 29-10 loss on the road. Amherst returns to action next Saturday for a home game against Trinity College. Full Story

Looking Ahead: Amherst vs. Tufts Preview
October 25 - The Amherst College football team will take on Tufts University this Saturday in a battle between 4-1 teams. The Jeffs have outscored the Jumbos 61-12 in the past two seasons, but this year's Tufts squad demonstrated its potential with a 16-10 win over powerhouse Trinity College earlier this season. Full Story

Aaron Rauh Named NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week

October 21 - Amherst College sophomore running back Aaron Rauh was named the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week for leading the Lord Jeffs to a 28-9 win over Little Three rival Wesleyan University. Full Story

Amherst Shines on Homecoming with 28-9 Win Over Wesleyan
October 20 - The Amherst College football team defeated NESCAC and Little Three archrival Wesleyan University 28-9 this afternoon at Homecoming to improve to 4-1 on the season. The Jeffs played well in front of their largest crowd of the year for the victory. Full Story

Gameday Insider with Mike Myers '08
October 19 - Amherst College head football coach E.J. Mills recruited Mike Myers hoping to fill the void in the Lord Jeffs’ kicking game. Although Myers has attempted just as many field goals as I have during his time at Amherst, he has become one of his team’s most clutch players and one of the NESCAC’s most talented receivers. Full Story

Eye on Athletics: The Darp for All Time
October 19 - At the end of practice today, the Amherst football team will gather around a new landmark at Pratt Field for final words from Head Coach EJ Mills. The James E. Ostendarp Bronze Plaque Memorial will be dedicated at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, further cementing the coach as an all-time legend at Amherst College. Full Story

Looking Ahead: Amherst vs. Wesleyan Football Preview
October 17 - In the last four years, the Amherst College football team has outscored Wesleyan University 139-3 and has recorded three shutouts against the Cardinals. The Little Three rivals meet this Saturday at 1 p.m. for Amherst's homecoming. Full Story

Amherst Improves to 3-1 With 28-13 Win at Colby Homecoming
October 13 - The Amherst College football team took the field in Waterville, Me, with a large crowd gathered at Colby College for Homecoming Weekend, and emerged with a 28-13 win. The Jeffs improve to 3-1 at the season's mid-point and will return to action at home next weekend against Wesleyan at Amherst's Homecoming. Full Story

Looking Ahead: Amherst vs. Colby Preview
October 11 - After going 14-0-1 in its first 15 meetings with Colby, the Amherst College football team dropped four straight to the White Mules from 1992 to 1995. Since then, the Lord Jeffs have earned 11 straight head-to-head victories and posted four shutouts, having outscored Colby 272-59 during that stretch. Full Story

Amherst Suffers First Loss of Season in 19-16 Result Against Middlebury
October 6 - The Amherst College football team rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit against visiting Middlebury College, but came up short in a 19-16 loss. The Jeffs fall to 2-1 on the season with the result. Full Story

Glen Rock is the Bedrock for '07 Jeffs; Dan Guariglia '08 and Rob Grammer '08
October 4 - Many football programs are built on strong foundations, and the 2007 Lord Jeffs are lucky enough to have a pair of senior captains who seem built to lead this program. Senior tri-captains Dan Guariglia and Rob Grammer have been playing together for eight years, and have the Jeffs at 2-0. Full Story

Looking Ahead: Amherst vs. Middlebury Preview
October 3 - Amherst holds a slim 18-14 series edge over Middlebury, in what has become a very evenly matched conference rivalry. Dating back to the 1999 season, the Panthers and Jeffs have each won four head-to-head match-ups, with the winning team coming out on top by an average of only 7.4 points. Full Story

Amherst Dominates Running Game to Take Down Bowdoin, 30-6
September 29 - The Amherst College football team used a dominating running game to put up 30 points against visiting Bowdoin College, as the Jeffs improved to 2-0 with a 30-6 win over the Polar Bears. Full Story

Chris Gillyard '08: Beyond the Game
September 27 - Members of the Zumbyes, Amherst’s all-male a capella group, describe Chris Gillyard on their Website as “The best thing since sliced bread. Seriously.” This might be an extreme way to describe a football player - but Chris does far more than just play football. Full Story

Looking Ahead: Amherst vs. Bowdoin Preview
September 26 - Amherst holds a 65-17-2 series edge over Bowdoin, and has gotten the best of the Polar Bears in 12 of the last 14 meetings. The last time these teams met at Pratt Field, Bowdoin snuck away with a 16-13 victory, having jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead that proved to be too much for the Jeffs to overcome. Full Story

First-Year Andre Gary Named NESCAC Football Rookie of the Week
September 23 - Amherst first-year Andre Gary was named the NESCAC Football Rookie of the Week for his 4-reception, 58-yard collegiate debut in Amherst's 24-0 win at Bates. Full Story

Amherst Blanks Bates, 24-0, to Kick Off 2007 Season
September 22 - The Amherst College football team displayed its trademark tenacious defense against Bates College, as the Lord Jeffs defeated the Bobcats in the season opener, 24-0. Full Story

Amherst Opens Season Saturday at Bates
September 20 - The Lord Jeffs hold a 19-4-2 advantage over the Bobcats in 25 meetings, including a 5-0 Amherst victory in their inaugural match-up in 1901. Amherst has blanked Bates five times since then, including a 53-0 drubbing in 1994 and 34-0 victory in 2003. Full Story

Lord Jeff Football Team Eyes NESCAC Crown in 2007
August 30 - The Amherst College football team returns a talented and deep defense, and a number of threats on offense. With a new quarterback for the first time since 2004, Amherst is ready for the NESCAC season. Full Story