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More good stuff in th University Press

This should be included in your reading pleasure about FAU. This is the kind of thing they need to be doing on the Athletic Web Site. These little features give fans, Alum. Students etc. a little insight that draws you closer to the programs and the institution itself. They have a couple of other sports articles that are very good. I posted this articles address "cuz there are pictures with this article. Some how Angelos needs to find these guys and signthem up to do the web site or at least help. The UP has stuff going on we don't know about.

http://universitypress.collegepublisher.com/media/paper518/news/2005/08/25/Sports/Passing.Down.Tradition-969853.shtml


Passing Down Tradition
Leaders of yesterday pave the way for the leaders of tomorrow
Published: Thursday, August 25, 2005
Article Tools: Page 1 of 1


Allen won his team?s Most Valuable Player award in 2001 and 2004, the Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2002 and split Most Valuable Player award in 2003. Allen was also one of only two FAU players to be selected for the 2005 Hula Bowl, the college football all-star game. Last year, he ranked 19th in the nation in passing efficiency, 51st in yards per game and 58th in completions per game. But to many South Floridians, Allen was best known as the guy pictured on the billboard on the Florida Turnpike.
Allen won his team?s Most Valuable Player award in 2001 and 2004, the Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2002 and split Most Valuable Player award in 2003. Allen was also one of only two FAU players to be selected for the 2005 Hula Bowl, the college football all-star game. Last year, he ranked 19th in the nation in passing efficiency, 51st in yards per game and 58th in completions per game. But to many South Floridians, Allen was best known as the guy pictured on the billboard on the Florida Turnpike.



Linebacker Chris Laskowski was the "other guy" selected to the Hula Bowl last year, along with the more outspoken Allen. But this quiet team leader did his talking on the field - in that same Hula Bowl game, Laskowksi hit an opposing player so hard, he knocked the guy?s helmet off. Laskowski also his won share of team awards: Student-Athlete Award in 2001, Most Valuable Player in 2002, co-Most Valuable Player in 2003 and Student-Athlete Award and Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2004.



Defensive lineman Yrvens Guerrier led the Owls? run-stuffing defense last year, making 13 solo tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and forcing a fumble. Guerrier often put enough pressure on opposing quarterbacks to force them to throw interceptions or take sacks made by Guerrier?s teammates. Recognizing how he made those around him better, coaches named him the team?s Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2002 and 2003.



Wide receiver Roosevelt Bynes ranked 68th in the country last year among all wide-receivers with 62.7 receiving yards a game. He averaged 23.2 yards per catch and scored four touchdowns, but it was his big-play ability that cemented his legacy. His 62-yard touchdown reception against Middle Tennessee State in 2002 gave FAU its first victory over a Division I-A opponent. And against FIU last year, Bynes had the only two touchdowns in a big 17-10 victory.



Kicker Mark Myers led the Owls last year with 90 points - one-third of the team?s total. That same 90 points is nearly half of what opponents scored all year. He finished last season ranked ninth in the nation in field goals made and tied for 39th among all players for average points scored per game. Myers was named the 2004 Special Teams Player of the Year.


The Owls begin their fifth season next weekend without their leading passer, receiver and scorer. And that's just on offense. The defense lost seven of 11 players who started on opening day of last year. Special teams? Gone are the starting punt returner and kick returner.
FAU athletic officials will miss the five players they called the team's leaders: Jared Allen, Roosevelt Bynes, Yrvens Guerrier, Chris Laskowski and Mark Myers.

Those same officials say these are the new guys who must step up: Danny Embick, Shomari Earls and Wil-lie Hughley
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