Senior Day Match-Up vs Stetson Awaits Dolphins Saturday

Senior Day Match-Up vs Stetson Awaits Dolphins Saturday

Jacksonville and Stetson have gone head-to-head in competition for the past 60 years, but the rivalry begins a new chapter this weekend as the two programs square off on the football field for the first time ever. Saturday marks Senior Day for the Dolphins as the program honors 15 student-athletes playing in their final game. Jacksonville will be honoring its Hall of Fame Class of 2013 as well this weekend.

'Fin Facts

  • Jacksonville (4-6; 3-4) looks to close out the regular season at 1:00 pm on a positive note while instate rival Stetson (2-7; 1-5) eyes back to back wins in their first season of football since 1956
  • The high powered Jacksonville offense has produced over 5,000 yards for just the second time in school history and sits a mere 232 yards away from the single season program record
  • Averaging 41.5 points the Dolphins rank sixth in the nation in scoring and also are top 10 in total offense (511.7 ypg) and passing yards (332.2 ypg)
  • In addition to the total offense mark, Jacksonville is 49 points short of the program's single season scoring record
  • Jacksonville has racked up over 500 yards of offense six times this season, including a 637 yard performance last week vs Mercer that serves as the fourth highest mark ever by a JU team
  • The Dolphins have surpassed 50 points four times this season and 12 times under Kerwin Bell


       Senior Salute
       Player                         Pos    Hometown
3      Andre Addison             DB    Crescent City, Fla.
7      Adrian Riley                WR    Ocoee, Fla.
14    Ryan Walker               WR    Jacksonville, Fla.
23    Marquise Dixon            DB    Cocoa, Fla.
30    Hank Farmer                FB    Macclenny, Fla.
42    Ed Foley                      DB    Port St. Lucie, Fla.
53    Jamaul Christopher       DL    Jacksonville, Fla.
56    Juan Pimienta              DL    Apopka, Fla.
58    Tramell Williams          OL    Jacksonville, Fla. 
69    Dylan Bostick               OL    Jacksonville, Fla.
73    Carl Saunders              OL    Tampa, Fla.
93    Charles Thacker           DL    Sanford, Fla.
94    Aaron Riley                  DL    Jacksonville, Fla.
96    Dylan Lynch                 K    Jacksonville, Fla.
99    Luidji Michel                 DL    Miami, Fla.

The Series 


  • First meeting between the two schools


  • Radio:  92.5 FM (Richard Miller)
  • TV: CW17 (Cole Pepper & Steve Gilbert)  
Offensive Notes 

Career Day At Mercer For Bell

  • By racking up 466 yards sophomore Kade Bell produced the third highest single game total offense output in school history last week vs Mercer
  • The second year QB threw for a career best 405 yards with two touchdowns and also ran for a career high 61 yards
  • Despite missing three games with an appendectomy, he ranks top 10 nationally while leading the PFL with and average of 307 yards of total offense per game and ranking second with 296 passing yards per game.
  • Bell has had four TDs in a single game three times this season

Robustelli Putting Up Grand Numbers

  • Junior Andrew Robustelli has his sights set on becoming the first receiver in school history to have a 1,000 yard season needing just 38 yards
  • Robustelli is ranked among the to receivers in the nation in several categories including touchdowns, yards and yards per game,
  • Last week vs Mercer he became the Dolphins' single season record holder in receiving yards with 962 yards as he past Josh Philpart's previous record of 912 (2009)
  • He leads the PFL with a 21.4 yards per reception average
  • He is also the only player in the nation this season to catch three passes for longer than 75 yards

Bryant Approacing JU Freshman Rushing Record

  • Over second half of the season freshman running back Ulysses Bryant has emerged as a consistent backfield threat for the Dolphins averaging just over 100 yards per game and producing six touchdowns
  • Bryant's 640 yards are the third highest single season total by a freshman running back at JU and 107 short of the 747 yard record held by Greg Portee in the inaugural 1998 season
  • On the season Bryant ranks eighth nationally amongst freshmen running backs with 71.1 yards per game


Defensive Notes 

Dolphins Finding the Football On the Ground 

  • Opposing offenses best beware. Fumble the ball on the ground and the Dolphins are sure to find it
  • Jacksonville is tied for seven in the nation having already recovered 12 fumbles this season
  • Even more impressive is that 11 different players have recovered fumbles, LB Anthony Joiner is the only Dolphin with two recoveries this season
  • The Dolphins had a season high four fumbles recovered vs Davidson, including a touchdown by Luidji Michel
  • Michel's TD marked the first time since Andy Sainvil on Nov. 15, 2008 that a JU player had scored on a fumble recovery

#SackMaster White setting up in the Opponents Backfield

  • Sophomore defensive lineman Maroa White leads the Dolphins with 11.0 tackles for loss  
  • White has recorded at least one TFL in each of the last seven games
  • He ranks second in the PFL with nine sacks and is fifth in the nation with 0.9 per game
  • White's nine sacks are also the most by a JU player since Shaun Lewis had 10 in 2008 and two off the school record of 11 set by Justin Yowell in 2000

#WolfMan Riley Hitting QBS and the Book Hard

  • Senior defensive lineman Aaron Riley has been a force on the field and in the classroom
  • Riley is tied for fourth in the league and 20th nationally with seven sacks
  • Riley has 25 tackles on the season, including 19 solo stops and 10 tackles for loss
  • Last week he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team becoming just the third player in school history to accomplish the feat and the first since 2002.

Klein In Command 

  • While injuries have created holes throughout the Dolphins defense this season, junior Mike Klein has remained strong at middle linebacker
  • Klein leads JU with 70 tackles this season, giving him the most by a Dolphins linebacker since Joseph Fennell had 86 in 2009
  • He had a team high 10 tackles last week vs Mercer and needs 13 stops to move into the top 5 on the Dolphins single season list

Redding as Advertised 

  • Freshman LB Grady Redding has more than lived up to his billing as a two-time Max Preps All-American & 2-time Space Coast Player of the year for Cocoa High School
  • Originally committed to Georgia Southern out of high school, Redding leads the team with 7.9 tackles per game and is third overall with 63 tackles (32 solo)
  • Two weeks ago vs Marist he matched a season high with 13 tackles

Special Teams Notes 

Something Special About Lynch

  • Sr. PK/P Dylan Lynch has become a regular name in the JU record book since joining the Dolphins from FIU prior to the 2012 season
  • Already this season he has earned national Special Teams Player of the Week honors from the Sports Network and three Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week awards
  • He was also recognized as one of 10 FCS place kickers by The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 26 place-kickers excellence on the football field and in the community during the month of September & again in October
  • Against Campbell he booted a 79 yard punt to set the JU record for the third time this season; The punt also marked the third longest by a FCS player this season
  • Lynch is the only player in the nation with three punts over 70 yards this season
  • The Dolphins senior kicker leads the nation with 55 PATs, ranks fourth in kick scoring (8.5 ppg) and 22nd in overall scoring
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