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Jason Williams heading into rSr season: 2008: All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News, Associated Press, the Sports Network, College Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association...Rated the best linebacker prospect below the major college ranks by The NFL Draft Report and finished fourth in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the top defensive player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision ranks...Added All-Gateway Conference first-team honors...Named the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player...Started all 11 games at weak-side outside linebacker, producing at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in each of his first 10 contests...Set the school season-record and led the FCS ranks with six forced fumbles...Recorded 67 tackles (39 solo) with four sacks for minus-29 yards...Led the team with a career-high 17.0 stops for losses totaling 57 yards, ranking second in the conference...Added four quarterback pressures and deflected six passes...2007: 11 GP; 11 GS; 42 Sol-107 TT, 16.5 TFL, 8 SK, 4 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR, 5 FF; Named to the AFCA FCS All-America Team and the Associated Press All-America Second Team... a first-team all-Gateway honoree... runner-up for Gateway Defensive Player of the Year Award... led the Gateway in three defensive categories - sacks (8), tackles for loss (16.5) and forced fumbles (5), and ranked third in tackles (107)... ranked among the nation's top 50 defensive players in tackles for loss, total tackles and sacks... his five forced fumbles ranked fifth nationally and tied a school record... helped anchor a defensive unit that ranked among the top-25 nationally in five categories - scoring defense (18th), total defense (21st), pass defense (22nd), sacks (23rd) and pass efficiency defense (25th)... named the team's defensive MVP at the annual awards banquet...2006: 11 GP; 11 GS; 41 Sol-92 TT, 10.5 TFL, 3 SK, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 3 FF; Was the only linebacker to start all 11 games... earned honorable mention all-Gateway honors... ranked eighth in the league in tackles, averaging 8.4 per game... had more tackles than any sophomore in the league (92)... also had three sacks (-29 yards)... ranked seventh in the conference with 10.5 tackles for loss (-47 yards)... forced three fumbles, including two at Missouri State... 2005: 10 GP; 2 GS; 14 Sol-23 TT, 1 TFL, 1 BLK; Started the final two games of the season at strong safety... appeared in 10 games, missing only the Iowa Wesleyan contest... totaled 23 tackles, including 14 solo stops.
Taylor Rowan heading into rSr season: 2007: XP 28-28, FG 19-31, 40-49: 2-4, 50+ 6-8, Long 56, 20 TB-55 KO; Earned first-team all-Gateway Conference honors... named to the College Sporting News All-America Team as the only kicker... also earned honorable mention all-America honors from The Sports Network... had more field goals during the regular-season than all but one other FCS kicker... kicked the second- and third-longest field goals in FCS this year... had four of the nation's five longest field goals... ranked 16th nationally in kick scoring... led the Gateway and set a school record for field goals per game... was 6-of-8 from 50 yards and beyond, recording more 50-yard field goals than any Division I kicker in the country... fell one 50-yard field goal shy of tying the FCS record of seven in a season... maintained his perfect career mark on extra points... named the Western Illinois Special Teams Player of the Year...2006: XP 42-42, FG 7-13, Long 53, 25 TB-58 KO; Converted all 42 extra point attempts to rank fifth among the school's single-season record book... broke the Western Illinois record for most consecutive PATs made and still remains perfect in his career (89-for-89)... only one other Division I sophomore (Sam Swank, Wake Forest) continued a perfect career (61-for-61) and just four Division I juniors are perfect on PATs... also handled the Leathernecks' kickoff duties, tallying 25 touchbacks on 58 kicks... made seven of his 13 field goal attempts... was 5-of-7 from under 50 yards...2005: XP 47-47, FG 5-9, Long 47; Became Western Illinois' first true freshman place-kicker since 1994 and the first to start on opening day since 1990... converted all 47 PATs, setting school records for most consecutive extra points in a single season, most extra points by a freshman and most consecutive extra points by a freshman... connected on five of nine field goal attempts... became just the second player in school history to compile a perfect PAT percentage.
Patrick Stoudamire heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 11 GP; 7 GS; 23 Sol-32 TT, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 8 PBU; Earned first-team all-conference honors for a second consecutive season… broke up a team-high eight passes, ranking sixth in the league… named to the Consensus Draft Services Preseason All-America Honorable Mention Team. 2007: 11 GP; 10 GS; 24 Sol-41 TT, 3 INT, 6 PBU, 1 FF; Earned first-team all-Gateway honors… named Gateway Player of the Week after intercepting SDSU’s first and last pass of the 5-OT game… ranked fifth in the league with 9 passes defended… tied for second in the league with three interceptions. 2006: 9 GP; 4 GS; 14 Sol-24 TT, 1 INT, 5 PBU; Worked his way into a starting cornerback spot for the last four games… named to the Gateway All-Newcomer Team… tallied more total tackles than any other Gateway freshman defensive back… ranked ninth in pass breakups during league play and first among freshmen… was also a member of the Leatherneck basketball team. Personal: Cousin of NBA players Damon and Salim Stoudamire … cousin of eight-year NFL veteran (San Diego, Washington) Chris Mims.
Herb Donaldson heading into rSr season: 2007: 10 GP; 10 GS; Rush: 259-1491-5.8-10; Rec: 8-22-2.8-0; Rated the nation's eighth-best returning running back by The Sports Network... named to preseason all-America teams by Street & Smith's and Lindy's (first team) preview magazines... became just the second player in school history to post back-to-back 1,400-yard rushing seasons after collecting 1,491 yards in 10 games this year... led the Gateway and ranked fifth nationally with an average of 149.10 rushing yards per game... rushed for a season-high 314 yards against Missouri State (the second-highest total in the nation this year)... became only the fifth player in FCS history to rush for 300 yards twice in a career... had two 200-yard games, seven 100-yard games, four 100-yard halves and two 100-yard quarters... finished 13th in the Walter Payton Award voting... reached 1,000 yards in his seventh game, matching the school record... recorded two of the nation's top 20 rushing games this year.. helped Western Illinois establish the nation's 11th-best rushing offense and lead the Gateway for the first time since 1997... named the team's offensive MVP at the annual awards banquet...2006: 11 GP; 11 GS; Rush: 233-1417-6.1-18; Rec: 14-116-8.3-0; Ranked second in the league in conference rushing at 144.6 yards per game in his first year as a starter... was the nation's ninth-leading rusher on the season (128.82 ypg)... set Western Illinois' sophomore rushing record (1,417 yards)... had seven 100-yard games and a 97-yard outing... averaged 6.1 yards per rush... averaged 139.4 all-purpose yards per game... lost only 20 yards on 233 carries... had more yards and more touchdowns (18) than any FCS sophomore...2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 12-54-4.5-1; Rec: 1-11-11-0; KR: 5-71-14.2-0; Appeared in all 11 games, mostly on special teams... averaged 4.5 yards per attempt... also returned five kicks for 71 yards... caught one pass for 11 yards in the season opener at Toledo...2004: Redshirted.
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