2012 Football Headlines

  • Huntingdon’s Hooper named NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year
    June 06, 2013
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon defensive back Dakota Hooper was recently recognized with the release of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
  • Huntingdon’s Hall, Posey and Worley named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    May 02, 2013
    DALLAS – A trio of Huntingdon football players were recently recognized on the 2013 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame's Hampshire Honor Society. H-Back Tyler Hall, quarterback Neal Posey and receiver Austin Worley were among the 703 players from 259 schools named to this year's Hampshire Honor Society.
  • Mike Turk named Huntingdon’s new Director of Athletics
    March 15, 2013
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Mike Turk was introduced as Huntingdon College's new director of athletics on Friday. Turk will continue to serve as the Hawks' head football coach.
  • Huntingdon’s Manuel earns second MVP honor
    December 18, 2012
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Huntingdon running back Trevor Manuel got a surprise as he walked off the field last Saturday after the FCS Senior Scout Bowl. Shortly after being named MVP and scoring the winning touchdown in the South All-Stars' 20-17 overtime win against the North, Manuel was approached by a young fan.
  • Huntingdon’s Chappell named to D3football.com All-American team
    December 15, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – It's been a rewarding week for Huntingdon senior D.J. Chappell. The defensive tackle began the week by becoming the first Huntingdon football player to earn first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association. On Friday night, he was named first-team All-American by D3football.com.
  • Huntingdon’s Chappell named first-team All-America
    December 11, 2012
    WACO, Texas – Huntingdon senior defensive tackle D.J. Chappell added to his list of accomplishments on Tuesday. With the release of the American Football Coaches Association's Division III All-America team, Chappell is the first Huntingdon football player to earn first-team All-America.
  • Huntingdon’s Manuel named MVP of D3 Senior Classic
    December 08, 2012
    SALEM, Va. – Huntingdon running back Trevor Manuel had high expectations for himself in Friday night's D3 Senior Classic. Sharing time in a backfield that included the leading scorer and the second leading scorer in Division III this season, Manuel quickly became the star of the game. Manuel rushed for twice as many yards as any other back in the game and scored three touchdowns, including the first two touchdowns for the South team, in a 37-21 win over the North.
  • Huntingdon’s Chappell and Manuel to play in D3 Senior Classic
    December 06, 2012
    SALEM, Va. – Huntingdon seniors D.J. Chappell and Trevor Manuel each have similar goals for Friday's D3 Senior Classic. The two Huntingdon standouts are looking forward to the chance to compete and compare themselves with some of the top Division III players in the country. The fourth-annual All-Star football game kicks off at 6 p.m. (Central) in Salem, Va. The game will be broadcast on the internet at http://www.d3seniorclassic.com/watch/
  • Chappell and Manuel earn All-Region honors for second straight year
    December 04, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Huntingdon defensive tackle D.J. Chappell and running back Trevor Manuel left their mark on the Huntingdon football program the past four seasons. During their collegiate careers, Chappell became one of the Hawks' all-time leaders in sacks and tackles for loss and Manuel set every major career rushing record for Huntingdon. With the release of the D3football.com All-South Region Team on Tuesday, Chappell and Manuel added another accomplishment.
  • 17th-ranked Huntingdon ends season with loss to Adrian
    November 10, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon Hawks took a 16-point lead going into the fourth quarter on Saturday. But four Huntingdon turnovers in the final 15 minutes helped Adrian College rally for a 17-16 win at Samford Stadium. A win on Saturday would have kept Huntingdon's playoff hopes alive.
  • 19th-ranked Huntingdon overcomes slow start to knock off Point
    November 03, 2012
    VALLEY, Ala. – The Huntingdon football team found itself in an unfamiliar situation in the first half Saturday. Facing Point University, a first-year NAIA program, the Hawks trailed by 12 points with a little more than six minutes to play in the second quarter. The 19th-ranked Hawks quickly turned things around. Huntingdon scored two touchdowns before halftime and added two more scores in the second half to take a 33-19 win.
  • Huntingdon football ranked fifth in first NCAA South Region poll
    October 31, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The NCAA released the first Division III football regional rankings of the season on Wednesday. Huntingdon is tied for fifth with Washington and Lee in the South Region. Mary-Hardin Baylor is first in the region, followed by Wesley at second, Johns Hopkins at third and Waynesburg at fourth.
  • 5th-ranked Wesley rallies past 16th-ranked Hawks
    October 27, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon football team knew the challenge it was up against Saturday. Facing fifth-ranked Wesley College in the first meeting of Top-25 teams at Samford Stadium, the 16th-ranked Hawks battled the Wolverines evenly for three quarters. But Wesley scored 21 unanswered points and took advantage of three Huntingdon turnovers in the final 16 minutes to take a 31-21 victory.
  • 16th-ranked Hawks gear up for battle with 5th-ranked Wesley College
    October 26, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The excitement began building before this week, but it's only grown stronger as Saturday approaches. When the 16th-ranked Huntingdon football team takes on 5th-ranked Wesley College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Samford Stadium will be hosting its first battle of Top-25 teams. At stake is a potential Pool B bid for the NCAA Division III playoffs.
  • 24th-ranked Huntingdon knocks off previously unbeaten Millsaps
    October 06, 2012
    JACKSON, Miss. – Running back Trevor Manuel accounted for four touchdowns, quarterback Neal Posey threw two more and the Huntingdon defense provided several crucial stops as the 24th-ranked Hawks downed Millsaps on Saturday. The Hawks took a three-touchdown lead into the fourth quarter and handed the Majors their first loss of the season, 45-24.
  • Defensive touchdowns highlight 24th-ranked Huntingdon’s homecoming win over Ave Maria
    September 29, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon football team jumped out to a five-touchdown lead in the first half and downed Ave Maria 42-21 on Saturday in front of a homecoming crowd at Samford Stadium. Running back Trevor Manuel scored three times in the first half and defensive backs Anthony White and Wykein Dean provided touchdowns on back-to-back plays from scrimmage to spark the first-half performance.
  • Huntingdon College to induct six into Athletic Hall of Fame
    September 28, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon College Athletic Hall of Fame will add six new members at the 2012 induction ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. in Roland Arena. A reception for this year's Hall of Fame class, their families and previous inductees will be held at 9 a.m.
  • Huntingdon to take part in Coach To Cure MD on Saturday
    September 28, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon College football coaches will join coaches nationwide by participating in the Coach To Cure MD program on Saturday. This is the fifth year the program has worked to help battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Last year more than $1 million was raised and more than 10,000 college coaches from more than 500 institutions participated in the Coach To Cure MD program events.
  • Huntingdon football ranked in Top 25 for first time
    September 24, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon’s 24-21 win over then-ranked Hampden-Sydney on Saturday helped vault the Hawks into the national rankings for the first time in program history. With the release of D3football.com’s Top-25 poll Sunday night, Huntingdon (3-1) entered the rankings at No. 24.
  • Huntingdon rallies to knock off 21st-ranked Hampden-Sydney
    September 22, 2012
    HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Quarterback Neal Posey found receiver Tyler Robinson for a touchdown in the final five minutes and the Huntingdon defense came through with a late stop as the Hawks came from behind to beat 21st-ranked Hampden-Sydney 24-21 on Saturday.
  • Huntingdon football bounces back with big win over LaGrange
    September 15, 2012
    LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon Hawks scored four touchdowns in the second quarter and rolled by LaGrange 62-17 on Saturday night. Coming off a disappointing loss to now 18th-ranked Birmingham-Southern, the Hawks responded with an improved performance in every phase of the game.
  • Huntingdon comes up short against 24th-ranked Birmingham-Southern
    September 08, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon football team battled back from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter but couldn't complete the comeback on Saturday at Samford Stadium. Trailing 24th-ranked Birmingham-Southern by a touchdown, with the ball on the Panthers' 35-yard line and four seconds left in the game, Huntingdon quarterback Neal Posey launched a pass to the end zone. Birmingham-Southern's Jordan Culliver broke up the pass to seal a 45-38 win and give the Panthers their third straight win over Huntingdon.
  • Robinson helps spark Hawks to win over Maryville
    September 01, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Junior receiver Tyler Robinson scored his first two collegiate touchdowns on Saturday to help Huntingdon get by Maryville College. Robinson scored on a 57-yard punt return midway through the fourth quarter and added a 14-yard touchdown reception from Neal Posey in the final minute to give the Hawks the lead for good in a 49-33 win.
  • Huntingdon names team captains for football
    August 20, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Five seniors will represent the Huntingdon football team as captains this season. Defensive linemen D.J. Chappell and Courtney Moss, quarterback Neal Posey, running back Trevor Manuel and receiver Austin Worley were selected by a vote of the players.
  • Huntingdon nearing end of preseason practice
    August 19, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon football team wrapped up its final practice before the start of classes with a two-hour workout on Sunday. With the first day of classes on Monday, the Hawks will have a day off from practice before returning to the field on Tuesday.
  • Offensive line beginning to come together for Huntingdon
    August 18, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – With just two days remaining before the start of classes, the Huntingdon football team held a short practice on Saturday. Coming off of Friday's scrimmage, the Hawks practiced for about an hour to work out some kinks.
  • Linebackers developing as defense sets tone in second scrimmage
    August 17, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon defense set the tone on Friday in the Hawks' second scrimmage of the preseason. Head football coach Mike Turk said he saw some good things out of the offense, but the defense carried the day.
  • Huntingdon receivers have big shoes to fill
    August 16, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon Hawks backed off their full-speed work with a practice in shorts and shoulder pads on Thursday. A day after scrimmaging for the first time this preseason, the Hawks focused more on execution and fundamentals in their eighth practice. Huntingdon will return to full gear on Friday for another scrimmage.
  • Leaders emerging in secondary as Hawks hold first scrimmage
    August 15, 2012
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon Hawks held their first scrimmage of the preseason on Wednesday. Following a short practice, the Hawks scrimmaged for a little more than an hour.
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