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Order Your Copy of A Season to Remember Today!
Dec. 29 - Amherst College is proud to announce the creation of a special DVD documentary project honoring the undefeated season of the 2009 Lord Jeff football team. Order your copy of Amherst Football: A Season to Remember, which features a series of team interviews reflecting on Amherst's 8-0 season and the 2009 NESN broadcast of the "Biggest Little Game in America". Read More!

Fred Argir '10 Named to D3football.com All-America Team

Dec. 22 - Amherst College’s Fred Argir ’10 was named to the D3football.com All-America Second Team this past weekend for leading the Lord Jeffs to an 8-0 record as a standout defensive back. Full Story

Amherst Standouts Honored by ECAC, D3football.com

Dec. 17 - The ECAC has announced its Division III Football All-Stars, with Amherst placing four on the Northeast Team to lead all schools in the region. D3football.com has also announced its 2009 All-Region Teams, with Amherst earning a pair of First Team selections and the Coach of the Year honor. Full Story

Mills Named Gridiron Club of Greater Boston DII/III New England Coach of the Year
Dec. 8 - Amherst College football head coach E.J. Mills has been named the Division II/III New England Head Coach of the Year, the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced today. This is the first time Mills has been awarded the organization's top coaching honor. Full Story

E.J. Mills Named AFCA Region 1 Coach of the Year

Dec. 2 - E.J. Mills has been named the American Football Coaches Association DIII Region 1 Coach of the Year, the AFCA announced today. Mills is now eligible for the Association’s National Coach of the Year award. Full Story

NESCAC All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced

Nov. 20 - The NESCAC announced the members of its Fall All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams, with 42 Amherst student-athletes earning All-Academic honors for maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.35. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Rake in Postseason Honors

Nov. 20 - After earning seven spots on the Football All-NESCAC Teams, which were announced earlier this week by the conference, Amherst landed three players on the New England Football Writer's All-Region Team. Mike Taylor and E.J. Mills were named Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively. Full Story

Amherst Achieves Perfection with 26-21 Win Over Williams
Nov. 14 - The Amherst College football team has completed the third 8-0 season in program history! With a 26-21 win over Williams College this afternoon, the Lord Jeffs are NESCAC and Little Three Champions. The win also marked Amherst’s sixth perfect—and eighth unbeaten—season, with the last coming in 1984. Full Story

Week 8 Football Preview: Amherst at Williams

Nov. 10 - Amherst and Williams have played in countless classic football games since the inaugural 1884 matchup, but the 124th meeting between these storied rivals may be one of the most anticipated of all time. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Clinch Share of NESCAC Title with 23-12 Win Over Trinity
Nov. 7 - The Amherst College football team fell into a 9-0 hole early in the game but outscored Trinity 23-3 the rest of the way to earn a 23-12 win. Amherst clinches at least a share of the NESCAC title heading into next weekend's matchup with archrival Williams. Full Story

Gameday Insider; Set-Up Men
Nov. 6 - Seniors Matt Eberhart, Dan Savage, Aaron Rauh and Brandon Bullock have put one another in a position to succeed on the field, and as Amherst knocks on the door of its first NESCAC Championship since 2000, four seniors have been setting up the team for success all season long. Full Story

Mike Taylor '10 Named to Academic All-District First Team
Nov. 5 - Amherst College senior inside linebacker Mike Taylor was named to CoSIDA's Academic All-District First Team today, making him eligible for the organization's prestigious Academic All-America Team. Full Story

Week 7 Football Preview: Amherst vs. Trinity

Nov. 4 - The Amherst football team can secure at least a share of the NESCAC title with a win over Trinity this Saturday. The last time the Jeffs won the conference crown was in 2000 when they shared it with Colby and Middlebury. Full Story

Mike Taylor '10 Named NESCAC Defensive Co-Player of the Week

Nov. 1 - Amherst College senior inside linebacker Mike Taylor has been named the NESCAC Football Defensive Co-Player of the Week for his outstanding performance during Saturday’s 13-3 win over Tufts University. Full Story

Amherst Moves to 6-0 for First Time Since 2001

Oct. 31 - The Amherst College football team earned a 13-3 win at Tufts University to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 2001. With Trinity suffering a 31-24 loss to Middlebury today, the Lord Jeffs sit all alone at the top of the NESCAC standings with only two games to play. Full Story

Week 6 Football Preview: Amherst @ Tufts

Oct. 28 - The Amherst College football team will put an undefeated record on the line against Tufts University for the third time this decade when the Lord Jeffs attempt to move to 6-0 this Saturday on the Jumbos' home field. Full Story

Amherst Keeps Rolling with 23-0 Win Over Wesleyan

Oct. 24 - The Amherst College football team's defense came up with four interceptions and the Lord Jeffs scored a season-high 23 points to come away with a 23-0 win over Wesleyan University. Full Story

Football Gameday Insider: Pick Your Poison
Oct. 22 - Thanks to outstanding senior leadership and big plays in key situations, the Amherst College football team's defense has been creating headaches for opposing coaches throughout the 2009 season. Full Story

Week 5 Football Preview: Amherst vs. Wesleyan

Oct. 21 - The Amherst College football team will be looking to improve to 5-0 this Saturday, with Wesleyan University attempting to ruin the Lord Jeffs' run at a perfect record for the second time this decade. Full Story

Jeff Katz Named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 18 - Amherst College junior linebacker Jeff Katz was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon for his play in a 23-13 win over Colby yesterday. This marks the third consecutive week that an Amherst defender has earned the weekly honor. Full Story

Amherst Football is First to 4-0 After 23-13 Win at Colby
Oct. 17 - The Amherst College football team is the first in the NESCAC to reach the 4-0 mark after topping Colby College 23-13 this afternoon. Amherst scored 14 points off of turnovers and also had a safety in the win. Full Story

Week 4 Football Preview: Amherst @ Colby

Oct. 15 - The Amherst College football team will look to keep pace with unbeaten Trinity College when the Lord Jeffs travel to take on Colby College Saturday at 1 p.m. The Jeffs have not lost to the Mules since 1995. Full Story

Alex Vetras and Sam Clark Named NESCAC Players of the Week
Oct. 11 - Amherst College quarterback Alex Vetras '11 and linebacker Sam Clark '13 were named the NESCAC Football Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week this afternoon. The pair of weekly honors comes on the heels of Amherst's 20-10 win over Middlebury College. Full Story

Amherst Defeats Middlebury for First Time Since 2005, 20-10

Oct. 10 - The Amherst College football team earned a 20-10 victory over Middlebury to mark the first time the Lord Jeffs have gotten the best of the Panthers since 2005. Amherst improves to 3-0 on the year. Full Story

Wyatt Moss '10 and Alex Vetras '11: Then and Now...
Oct. 8 - This is not your average coming of age story. This is about two young men who have taken different paths to become leaders of the 2009 Amherst College football team. This is the story of quad-captains Wyatt Moss ’10 and Alex Vetras ’11. Full Story

Eye on Athletics: Amherst's Biggest Fan
Oct. 8 - At the seasoned age of 95, Jake Yamins '36 is Amherst College's 20th oldest living alumnus. In addition to being one of the most exceptional people you will ever meet, he just may be Amherst's biggest fan. Full Story

Week 3 Football Preview: Amherst vs. Middlebury

Oct. 6 - The Amherst College football team holds a slim 18-16 series edge over Middlebury, but the Panthers have come out on top in each of the past three meetings. Saturday's game will feature live audio, video and stats. Full Story

Mike Taylor Named NESCAC Defensive Co-Player of the Week
Oct. 4 - Amherst College senior linebacker Mike Taylor was named the NESCAC Defensive Co-Player of the Week this afternoon for his role in Amherst's 13-12 win over Bowdoin. Taylor had team highs in both solo and assisted tackles over the weekend, and ranks second in the conference in take-downs. Full Story

Amherst Rallies Late for 13-12 Win Over Bowdoin
Oct. 3 - The Amherst College football team put together an impressive scoring drive in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to take a 13-12 lead over Bowdoin, and the Jeffs' defense came through to preserve the win. Full Story

Eric Pender '10 and Chris Govey '10: Natural Born Leaders
Oct. 1 - Watching Eric Pender ’10 and Chris Govey ’10 lead the Amherst defense is like watching Starsky and Hutch make an arrest. They go about it in different ways, but they get the job done better than any one-two punch could. Full Story

Week 2 Football Preview: Amherst vs. Bowdoin

Sept. 29 - The Amherst football team hosts Bowdoin this Saturday in a battle of unbeatens. Fans may be in store for a shootout, as last week the teams' quarterbacks combined for seven touchdowns and 647 yards. Full Preview

Amherst Wins Season Opener 21-12 at Hamilton
Sept. 26 - The Amherst College football team won its 2009 season opener at Hamilton College this afternoon, topping the Continentals 21-12. Amherst has won nine straight in this rivalry, while head coach EJ Mills has never lost to Hamilton. Full Story

Week 1 Football Preview: Amherst at Hamilton

Sept. 24 - Since Coach Mills took the helm in 1997, the Amherst football team is 6-0 against Hamilton College. During their current eight-game winning streak over the Continentals, the Jeffs have not allowed more than seven points in any contest. Full Preview

High-Powered Offense Highlights Football Team in 2009

Sept. 9 - The Lord Jeffs will need to fill big holes at the offensive line and linebacker positions, but a proven quarterback, endless supply of talented receivers and outstanding one-two running back punch could lead to big points for Amherst this year. With two returning All-NESCAC defensive linemen and outstanding core of defensive backs, the team's defense may be just as impressive. Full Story