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Georgetown is a football-only member of the Patriot League, the latest chapter in a gridiron tradition which began in 1874. Additional information on the rich history of football at Georgetown can be found at www.hoyafootball.com.
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A post at the athletic department's Georgetown equipment Twitter feed announced that a new helmet design for Georgetown football will be unveiled Thursday.
Unlike some schools which change helmets by the week, the Georgetown design has been a stable one. The current helmet has been in play since 1993, adding a "G" during the 2000 season.
A pair of pre-season annuals have released their picks on the 2014 Patriot League race, with the nonscholarship Hoyas picked last:
6) Holy Cross
5) Holy Cross
Though not selected in the NFL draft, senior LB Dustin Wharton has been invited to the Baltimore Ravens free agent camp, per a note on Wharton's Instagram account.
Wharton is seeking to become the second Georgetown player in the modern era to make an active NFL roster, following former Washington Redskins lineman Alex Buzbee (2007-09).
Georgetown announced its recruit list Thursday, among the last schools nationwide to do so.
"We are very excited to welcome the incoming class of 32 members to the Hoya Football Family,” said head coach Rob Sgarlata. “Our coaching staff did a tremendous job recruiting locally and nationally and I think the national representation of our class is a testament to the popularity and academic excellence of Georgetown University. This class should provide depth on both the offensive and defensive lines. We are also excited to welcome a number of talented skill players to the Hilltop."
But because Georgetown cannot offer a binding letter of intent, due to its non-scholarship policy, two of its top prospects were recruited away by other schools.
The Hoyas' top quarterback recruit, Sam Vaughn, verbally committed to Georgetown in January but will walk on at the University of Georgia instead. Last week, TE Zach Matthews posted on his Twitter feed that he would walk on at Georgia Tech.
The 32 recruits represents 16 states but only three received all-state recognition in their local schools. None are listed on the Rivals.com or Scout.com list of national signees. The signing list:
David Akere, DB, Carrollton, TX
Matt Apuzzi, RB, Princeton, NJ
Blake Barefoot, WR, Greensboro, NC
Kendall Catching, OL, Carrollton, TX
Gordon DeGeorge, OL, Yardville, NJ
Isaac Ellsworth, RB, Bedford, TX
Elijah English, DE, Leesburg, FL
Jack Graffagnino, TE, Lynbrook, NY
Larenz Griggs, DB, Lithonia, GA
Justin Harrell, WR, New Orleans, LA
Matt Houpert, DE, Hartford, CT
Nick James, OL, Pittsburgh, PA
Jake Johnson, DB, Corapolis, PA
Joshua Lightburn, DB, North Charleston, SC
Peter Mahoney, QB, Shaker Heights, OH
Mike McFarlane, OL, Frostproof, FL
Jim McLaughlin, WR, Fairfax, VA
Aaron Miller, OL, San Diego, CA
Luke Morris, WR, Honolulu, HI
John Oblachinski, DB, Cranford, NJ
Daniel Oyola, OL, Marietta, GA
Jimmy Rooney, WR, Sewickley, PA
Dom Scarangella, OL, Newtown, CT
Mike Smith, TE, Cranberry, PA
Jake Sweitzer, TE, Perryopolis, PA
Milan Urukalo, OL, Chicago, IL
Alex Valles, RB, Danvers, MA
Muhamad Wainwright, LB, New Brunswick, NJ
Jelani Williamson, DB, Silver Spring, MD
Henry Woodrow, P, Aspen, CO
Warren Wynn, OL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dan Yankovich, DB, Ramsey, NJ
A crowd of over 250 gathered at Georgetown on Saturday for the annual Gridiron Club awards banquet, as head coach Rob Sgarlata presented the annual awards, named team captains for 2014, and announced the 11th recipient of the Joseph Eacobacci Memorial Jersey.
Team awards were as follows:
Strength & Conditioning Award: Dustin Wharton
Special Teams Player Of the Year: Brandon Durham
John L. Hagerty Award (Outstanding Back): Nick Campanella, Zack Wilke
George A. Murtagh Award (Outstanding Lineman): Michael Francis
Maurice (Mush) Dubofsky Award (Outstanding Student Athlete): Daniel Sprotte
John Burke Award (Outstanding Courage and Spirit): Isaiah Kempf, Dalen Claytor
Bishop Jeremiah Minihan Coaches Award: John Alexander, John Porter
Al Blozis Award (MVP): Dustin Wharton
The 2014 team captains are:
Nick Alfieri (LB, Portland, OR)
Alec May (DL, Wrenthem, MA)
Nick Quintans (OL, Media, PA)
Mike Roland (OL, Miami, FL)
The 2014 recipient of the Eacobacci Memorial Jersey is Nick Alfieri.
Following the banquet the team gathered on unfinished Multi-Sport Field for the spring scrimmage, which concluded about 90 minutes later.
|It has been
days since construction was halted on the Multi-Sport Facility.
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