Friday, June 26, 2015

Roster Musings

The Dartmouth football roster has been updated for the 2015 season. Find the full roster HERE.

There are 33 seniors, 30 juniors, 32 sophomores and 34 freshmen listed.

Although the heights and weights will likely be adjusted once the players report it's always fun to check out the extremes.

The three lightest players at 160 pounds are senior receiver KJ Booze, sophomore receiver Emory Thompson and freshman running back Matthew Shearin. In all there are six players listed at 170 pounds or less.

The three heaviest players are sophomore defensive lineman Davaron Stockman at 345 pounds, junior offensive lineman Zach Davis at 315 and sophomore offensive lineman Andrew Yoje at 305 pounds. All totaled there are five players listed at 300 or more pounds.

At 5-foot-7, Booze and Shearin are the smallest players on the roster. There are 13 players under 5-10 and 33 under six feet.

The tallest players on the team are listed at 6-6, and there's a handful of them. They are senior  offensive lineman Brendan Johnson, junior OL Zach Davis and freshman OL Matt Kaskey, freshman tight end Kevin Barrett and junior wide receiver Joseph Cook. There are a whopping 30 players listed at 6-4 or taller.
Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens was an early adopter of the no tackling in practice philosophy and as such has developed a national profile in the movement. He'll be sharing his thoughts and experiences about the new way of practicing in a variety of far-flung venues this summer. From a Dartmouth release (LINK):
Dartmouth’s Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach Buddy Teevens will join three NFL Hall of Famers, three All-Pros and a Super Bowl coach at the Practice Like Pros clinics that are being held throughout the country this summer. Coach Teevens is scheduled to make his first appearance as a panelist on Friday at the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Summer Clinic at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Resort, Daytona Beach, Florida.
The clinics, presented by Safe Kids Worldwide and Children’s Motrin, will demonstrate progressive practice techniques to high school football coaches in 10 states nationwide. Among the panelists will be NFL Hall of Famers Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett and Dan Hampton, All-Pros Maurice Jones-Drew, Cornelius Bennett and Leonard Marshall, as well as Super Bowl coach Sam Wyche.
Dartmouth alum Ben True finished second behind Galen Rupp in the 10,000 at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., to qualify for the World Championships. (LINK)

True was the subject of a recent profile in Outside magazine under the headline, Is Ben True America’s Next Running Hero? The 29-year-old phenom shares his uncensored opinions on doping in his sport

Advancing to the finals in the 1,500 were Will Geoghegan '14, who is finishing his career as an Oregon graduate student, and Norwich, Vt., product Andrew Wheating, who won the race. Wheating ran for Oregon after former Dartmouth men's basketball coach Dave Faucher recognized his potential running a time trial as a high school soccer player. Find a story about the 1,500 qualifying HERE.

Find Geoghegan's Dartmouth bio HERE, and his Oregon bio HERE. Read more about Wheating HERE.

Green Alert Take: Yet again, a former Ivy League athlete who is not allowed to compete as a grad student at his undergraduate school is listed as a transfer at his new school. At the newspaper I wrote several stories about Dartmouth grads who very much would have preferred to complete their careers at Dartmouth but weren't allowed to do so by Ivy rules. To a person, they were rankled by the "transfer" nomenclature, which they thought suggested an unhappiness with Dartmouth that did not exist.