Hoya Notes: From the Desk of Football Head Coach Kevin Kelly

March 7, 2011

Hoya Superstar Olympics Photo Gallery

Dear family, friends and fans,

I wanted to once again congratulate Dean Lowry (C'89) for his induction into the Georgetown Athletics Hall of Fame last Friday, February 25. Dean was a great talent during his time at Georgetown graduated as the school's all-time leader in rushing and scoring following a four-year career from 1985-88. He rushed for 2,169 yards and scored 31 touchdowns, becoming the first Georgetown back in the modern era (1964-present) to rush for more than 200 yards in a single game. Dean is presently second all-time in career rushing yardage, second in career touchdowns, and third in scoring.

The Superstar Olympics:

Last Thursday, we concluded our winter training program with our annual Hoya Superstar Olympics. Since we started doing this it has been a great way to let our guys come together and have a good time at the end of winter training and before spring break. We had six teams that were selected by our players at the beginning of winter training that competed in events from a sand pit relay, a basketball shooting contest, a van pull, hot dog eating contest, pushing the weighted "prowler" and finally a tug-of-war. It was another successful year with the team consisting of Stephen Atwater, Jonathan Brucia, Scott Darby, Brandon Durham, Fred Eggert, Ed Hesselgren, Dan Lenihan, Ryan McGreer, Devon Papandrew, Michael Tucker and Dustin Wharton claiming the title.

All of our guys did a terrific job and should be commended for the hard work they put in during the winter months. Another special thanks goes to Carl Johnson along with Jon Keller and Trevor Williams of the Athletic Performance staff. They not only helped everything run smoothly with the Superstar Olympics, but they are in there everyday helping our student-athletes make gains in several strength and conditioning categories. and the members of the Athletic Performance staff who helped a number of our student-athletes make gains in several strength and conditioning categories.

From our final game against Marist until the end of winter training our most improved in terms of strength index (bench index + squat index + clean index) is 1. John Porter 19.50% improvement. 2. Robert McCabe 18.24% 3. Jeremy Grasso 18.10% 4. Tucker Stafford, 16.50 %. 5. Elliot Owusu 16%.

The rest of our winter bests (provided by Carl Johnson) are as follows.

Bench Index
1. Jayah Kaisamba 219
2. Dalen Claytor 218
3. Dustin Wharton 215
4. Ian Gaston 197
5. Jeremiah Kayal 194
Squat Index
1. Wharton 325
2. McCabe 282
3. Brandon Durham 277
4. Kevin Sullivan
5. Nathan Zimmel 273
Clean Index
1. Wharton 198 *All-Time Georgetown Football Record
2. Daniel Sprotte
3. Ian Gaston
4. Brandon Durham
5. Scott Darby
40 Yard Dash
1. Kaisamba 4.5
2. Wharton 4.52
3. Durham 4.56
4. Stephen Atwater 4.62
5. Gaston 4.66
Vertical Jump
1. Claytor 38
2. Kaisamba 35
3. Wharton 34.5
4. Kenny Furlough 34
5. Gaston 33
1. Jeremiah Kayal 4.05
2. Atwater 4.15
3. Kevin Sullivan 4.18
4. Kaisamba 4.19
5. Tim Bayer 4.21

Spring Ball Dates: Our first spring practice will be Tuesday, March 22 and we finish with our spring game on April 16 at 3 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field. All practices and the Spring Game are open to the public. We welcome all of your support as we prepare for the 2011 season.

Save The Date: Our Team Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, April 16 at Noon. Following the Team Banquet we will hold our Annual Blue & Gray Spring Game at 3 p.m. on Multi-Sport Field.

We need your help!

Please update us with any new contact information and if you know someone who is not a member of the Gridiron Club, please encourage them to contact us at: football@georgetown.edu

Win the Day!

Coach Kelly



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