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April 9, 2011

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Contact: Dana Harvey, Sports Information Director
Clark Atlanta University
Office Phone: 404-880-6685

CAU Holds Spring Football Game

Atlanta, Ga.- Clark Atlanta University fans got a spring taste of the Panthers football team in its second annual spring game at CAU Stadium Saturday.

The Panthers took the field with a 43-man squad and put together a well crafted 60-play scrimmage with nine returning defensive starters and 19 upcoming seniors this fall. CAU ran a set of 15 plays from four different field positions with kicking situations in between each segment.

“It was a good opportunity to see a lot of different looks offensively and defensively,” said second year head coach Darryl McNeill. We have some kinks to work out on offense, and we are still young up front.”

On the defensive side of the ball, the Panthers will be back strong with a more experienced core of players returning next season. However, the battle at the quarterback position remains competitive among two players who shared time last season and a couple of junior college transfers coming this fall.

“We are slowly building our program, academically and athletically, to reach the ultimate goal of a national championship,” added McNeill.

Clark Atlanta will look to improve its 4-6 record from last season beginning September 1, in a Thursday night season opener at the Georgia Dome against downtown rival Georgia State University.

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February 9, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Dana Harvey, Sports Information Director
Clark Atlanta University
Office Phone: 404-880-6685
 


Stone Selected for NCAA Coaches Academy


Atlanta, GA – Clark Atlanta University defensive line coach, Corey Stone, is one of 30 football coaches from NCAA member institutions selected to participate in the 2011 NFL and NCAA Football Coaches Academy to be held February 13-16, in Orlando, Fla.

In response to the critical shortage of minority head coaches in college football, primarily at the Division 1-A level, the Football Coaches Academy was designed to aid talented and qualified coaches with career advancement, networking and exposure opportunities.

Stone has had successful stints in the Arena Football League for four years as associate head coach and defensive coordinator prior to his arrival at Clark Atlanta. He is coming off a solid first season with CAU where he was instrumental in guiding the Division II nationally ranked Panthers defense to a No. 1 ranking in pass defense, No. 2 in tackles for losses, No. 11 in total defense, holding opponents to 4.34 yards per play which was good for fourth place in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and No. 26 in total sacks.

“I am very excited about participating in the academy because it will help to advance my coaching career and to provide professional development opportunities,” said Stone.

To his credit, Stone has coached a number of CAU defensive players who have been honored this past season for their performance on the field including: Defensive Lineman, Aramide Adefemiwa, who was named the Atlanta University Center Player of the Year, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference second team All-Conference and All-Region defensive end Darel Strong and defensive tackle Malcolm Keys who played in the 2010-2011 HBCU Bowl.

Participants for the Football Coaches Academy were selected by athletic administrators, American Football Coaches Association members and former college coaches. Clark Atlanta Athletic Director, Dr. Tamica Smith-Jones, who is representing the university for the second consecutive year as a panelist, also served on the selection committee for this class and has been recognized by the NCAA as a leader in athletics.

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February 3, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Dana Harvey, Sports Information Director
Clark Atlanta University
Office Phone: 404-880-6685
 



CAU 2011 Football Signees to Have an Immediate Impact

Atlanta, GA- Clark Atlanta University Head Football Coach Daryl McNeill inks 15 signees as college football’s National Signing Day commenced on Wednesday. The group includes 13 high school standouts from Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida and two college transfers whom the Panthers will look to for an immediate contribution in the 2011-2012 season to improve on its 4-6 record from last year.

“We have addressed some of our needs for the upcoming year, and we feel like we are off to a good start based on our first full year of recruiting,” said McNeill.

Darrin McPherson, a 5-10 standout from Jacksonville, Fla., is the most versatile player among the signees who is multi-talented on the offensive side of the ball. College transfer, Bryan Mann, who presents great size and a strong arm, will be called upon to make a lot of plays from the quarterback position. Local signee Derryl Rozier, considered to be the best offensive lineman among the Panthers signees, helped his Carver-Columbus squad to the semi-finals in the Georgia State play-offs last season. Another local product, Bernard Williams from Tifton County High School, is tagged as the best defensive signee at the Linebacker position who will also vie for a spot on special teams. As a senior, Williams played in the Georgia/Florida All-Star game. Xavier Chepus, a 300-pound defensive tackle from Miami, will be a force to reckon with in the Panthers 4-3 defense.

CAU will look to add depth to its roster on both sides of the ball as the signing period continues.

 

2011 CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL SIGNEES

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

HOMETOWN

HS/JC

Xavier  Chepus

DT

5-11

300

Miami, FL

Felix Valara HS

Darrin McPherson

Ath

5-10

185

Jacksonville, FL

Wolfson HS

Derryl  Rozier

OL

6-3

320

Columbus, GA

Carver- Columbus HS

Christian Butler

DB

6-0

180

Phoenix City, AL

Central HS

Joshua Sterling

OL

6-0

275

Miami, FL

Hialeah HS

Breland Trahan

LB

6-2

200

Lawrenceville, GA

GMC/Milledgeville

Nicolas Smith

DB

5-9

180

Jonesboro, GA

Lovejoy HS

Bryan Mann

QB

6-2

210

South Bay, FL

Arizona Western/

Jahallah Shabazz

DB

5-10

180

Stone Mountain, GA

Columbia HS

Joseph Eboigbe

LB

5-10

230

Decatur, GA

Columbia HS

Demarcus Brock

DB

5-9

170

Decatur, GA

Columbia HS

Bernard Williams

LB

6-0

220

Omega, GA

Tifton County HS

Vincent Hembrick

WR

5-8

170

Bamberg, SC

Bamberg HS

Chandler Knight

OL

6-1

285

Marietta, GA

Marietta HS

Daemon Garvin

WR

6’4

210

Morrow, GA

Morrow HS



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