Stockstill announces rosters for Blue-White Game

White team goes for fourth win in a row

April 16, 2009 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill successfully divided the coaching staff and players on Wednesday night for Saturday's Blue-White Spring Game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 PM in Floyd Stadium with the winning team being treated to steak and the losing squad relegated to hamburgers and hot dogs.

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    The Blue squad will be trying to win the spring game for the first time under Stockstill. In 2006, the White squeaked out a 14-7 win before blanking the Blue in 2007, 17-0. Last year, the White rolled to a 28-7 win.

    The Blue team will be highlighted by a strong defensive unit led by linebacker Danny Carmichael, safety Jeremy Kellem, and linemen Chris McCoy, Emmanuel Perez, and Brandon Perry.

    Other players who earned at least one start last year on the Blue team include wide receiver Eldred King, tight end Gene Delle Donne, and lineman Chris Hawkins.

    Graduate assistant Zach Johnson will serve as head coach of the Blue team while Brent Brock, Justin Watts, Les Herrin, Steve Ellis, and Tommy Harvell will make up the rest of the coaching staff..

    The White team will be led under center by Dwight Dasher. The junior is coming off his best spring as a Blue Raider and appears poised to guide the offense in 2009.

    Dasher is joined by a host of playmakers, including running back Phillip Tanner and receivers Malcolm Beyah, Desmond Gee, and Patrick Honeycutt.

    Defensively, the White squad will be led by safety Kevin Brown, defensive back Rod Issac, and defensive end Jamari Lattimore.

    Graduate assistant Mike Polly has been named head coach of the White team and will be assisted by Willie Simmons, Tony Franklin, Jimmy Ray Stephens, Manny Diaz, David Bibee, and Roger Pollard.

    Stockstill, the Blue Raiders' fourth-year head coach, will spend time on the sidelines with both teams during the course of the game.

    Following are rules to the Blue-White Game:

    First half will be two (2) 12-minute quarters with the clock being stopped like a regular game.
    Second half will be two (2) 12-minute quarters with the clock only stopping during change of possession.
    Quarterbacks will be off limits (no contact).
    To begin each half and after each score they will kick from the 30-yard line with a returner back to receive the ball. The ball will be spotted on the 35-yard line.
    All punts, field goals, and kickoffs will not be live.
    The Blue team is the home team and will use the west sidelines, while the White team will be the visitors and use the east sidelines.
    If overtime is needed the two teams will kick field goals from the 23-yard line. A coin toss will determine who kicks first.
    The White team will start the game on offense and the Blue team will start the second half on offense.

    Blue Team
    *3 Marcus Udell, CB
    5 Hakeem Johnson, CB
    8 Zeke Anderson, QB
    10 Brent Burnette, QB
    12 Barry Cunningham, QB
    16 Gene Delle Donne, TE
    19 Andrew Banks, WR
    20 Jeremy Kellem, S
    22 Stuart Taylor, CB
    23 D.D. Kyles, RB
    26 Jawan Carson, CB
    28 Josh Gregory, S
    37 David DeFatta, P
    39 Taylor Ports, PK
    40 Wesley Hale, FB
    43 Gorby Loreus, LB
    44 Danny Carmichael, LB
    *45 Jarrett Crittenton, DL
    #48 Adam Wade, DS
    49 Andre Wicker, DL
    *50 Colin Boss, OL
    55 Daniel Waller, LB
    57 Jeremy Michel, OL
    59 Darin Davis, LB
    62 Evon Lettsome, OL
    69 Austin Taylor, OL
    73 Travis Lilienthal, OL
    75 Chris Hawkins, OL
    79 Brian Lorman, OL
    ^81 Wes Caldwell, WR
    83 Eldred King, WR
    84 Harold Turner Jr., WR
    85 Shane Blissard, WR
    *88 Marcus Thurmond, WR
    91 Emmanuel Perez, DE
    92 Brandon Perry, DL
    94 Gary Tucker, DL
    98 Chris McCoy, DE
    *99 Antonio Hill, LB
    *Injured and will not play
    ^with baseball and will not play
    #playing with both teams

    White Team
    1 Chris McClover, WR
    2 Desmond Gee, RB
    4 Malcolm Beyah, WR
    6 Rod Issac, CB
    *7 Alex Suber, CB
    9 Dwight Dasher, QB
    11 Jamari Lattimore, DE
    *13 Michael Cannon, WR
    15 Sancho McDonald, WR
    17 Patrick Honeycutt, WR
    18 Nicholas Coleman, QB
    21 Phillip Tanner, RB
    24 Derrick Crumpton, S
    30 Cam Robinson, LB
    31 Denzell Guerra, S
    32 Sherman Neal, CB
    33 Kevin Brown, S
    34 Marquise Branton, FB
    36 Nathaniel Toulson, P
    38 Alan Gendreau, PK
    41 Craig Heyward, FB
    46 Norman Washington, LB
    *47 Dwight Smith, DL
    48 Adam Wade, DS
    51 SaCoby Carter, DL
    52 Antwan Davis, LB
    53 Jerry Cobb, LB
    *60 Brandon McLeroy, OL
    65 Alex Stuart, OL
    70 Jamal Lewis, OL
    *71 Jake Padrick, OL
    72 Mark Thompson, OL
    74 Mark Fisher, OL
    78 Mike Williams, OL
    86 Byron McLeod, TE
    93 Phillip Tinsley, DE
    96 Kendall Dangerfield, DL
    *Injured and will not play

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