2007 Football Milestones

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finished tied for fifth in NESCAC standings with 4-4 record
  • Outscored opponents 126-47 in first five games to post a 4-1 mark
  • Finished second in the NESCAC in scoring defense (13.6 ppg), pass defense (169.5 ypg), total defense (261.5 ypg) and kickoff return average (20.0 avg.)
  • Finished third in the NESCAC in rush defense (92.0 ypg)
  • Led NESCAC in rush offense through first five weeks of season (185.2 ypg); finished with NESCAC’s fourth best rush offense (143.2 ypg)

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Senior defensive lineman Jon Attridge

  • Named to All-NESCAC First Team (Defense)

Senior inside linebacker Nick Boehm

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team for second straight year
  • Named to 2008 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society
  • Finished with 32 solo tackles and 33 assisted tackles for NESCAC’s third highest tackles-per-game average (9.3)
  • Led Amherst in total tackles (65)

Senior offensive lineman Bobby DiGiovine

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team for second straight year
  • Named to 2008 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society

Senior fullback Chris Gillyard

  • Named to All-NESCAC Second Team (Offense)

Senior defensive back Rob Grammer

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team for second straight year
  • Named to 2008 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society

Senior offensive lineman Dan Guariglia

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team for second straight year
  • Named to 2008 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society
  • Named to All-NESCAC Second Team (Offense)
  • Earned Gridiron Club of Greater Boston's 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
  • Earned DeOrmond "Tuss" McLaughry Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and Hall Of Fame Western Mass. Chapter

Senior defensive back Chris Mottau

  • Named to All-NESCAC Second Team (Defense)
  • Finished tied for sixth in the NESCAC in passes defended per game (1.29)

Junior wide receiver Taylor Brown

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team

Junior outside linebacker Guy Matisis

  • Named to All-NESCAC First Team (Defense)
  • Finished tied for seventh in the NESCAC in sacks (4.0) and tackles for loss (9.5)
  • Finished with 32 solo tackles and 23 assisted tackles for NESCAC’s 23rd highest tackles-per-game average (6.9)

Junior outside linebacker Pat Moriarty

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team

Junior running back Eric NeSmith

  • Finished fourth in the NESCAC in rushing yards per game (63.6)

Junior inside linebacker Preston Puryear

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team

Junior offensive lineman Sam Rudman

  • Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team

Junior defensive back A.J. Scola

  • Named to All-NESCAC Second Team (Defense)
  • Finished tied for second in the NESCAC in interceptions (5) and passes defended (12)

Junior defensive lineman Greg Smith

  • Named to All-NESCAC Second Team (Defense)

Junior offensive lineman Justin Wiley

  • Named to All-NESCAC Second Team (Offense)

Sophomore wide receiver Brandon Bullock

  • Led Amherst with 240 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions

Sophomore kicker Matt Eberhart

  • Named to All-NESCAC Second Team (Specialists)
  • Led NESCAC in PAT percentage (93.8)
  • Finished second in the NESCAC in kicker scoring (5.0 ppg) and tied for second in field goals (5)

Sophomore running back Aaron Rauh

  • Finished fifth in the NESCAC in rushing yards per game (62.6)
  • Ran for six touchdowns to finish tied for sixth in the NESCAC in scoring (4.5 ppg)
  • Named NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 21
First-Year Wide Receiver Andre Gary
  • Named NESCAC Rookie of the Week Sept. 23