2016 Tartan Football News

  • Carnegie Mellon Football Has 11 Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    April 06, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 11 student-athletes named to the 2017 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.
  • Abdelmoty and Fatschel Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    March 08, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University football senior Samer Abdelmoty (McLean, Va./McLean) and men’s soccer senior Andreas Fatschel (Seven Fields, Pa./Seneca Valley) have been selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for excelling academically and athletically while showing leadership and commitment to the community. Abdelmoty and Fatschel are two of 29 male fall athletes to receive the award across all three NCAA divisions.
  • 40 Carnegie Mellon Football Players Recognized on PAC Academic Fall Honor Roll
    January 27, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team landed 40 members on the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2016 semester. For the third consecutive fall, the Tartans had the most football players honored amongst the 11 schools that sponsor football in the PAC. Of the 40, 15 maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the first semester.
  • Khoury Competes in Four Postseason Bowls
    January 17, 2017
    Senior defensive end Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team participated in four postseason collegiate bowl games, in preparation for what he hopes translates to play at the next level.
  • Benger Named Second Team D3football.com All-American
    December 19, 2016
    Junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named a member of the 2016 D3football.com All-America team as announced Friday evening prior to the 2016 Stagg Bowl in Salem, Virginia. After landing a spot as honorable mention a year ago, Benger garnered second team accolades this season.
  • Khoury Named 2016 Cliff Harris Award Finalist; Competes in Two Postseason Bowls
    December 16, 2016
    Senior defensive end Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team has been named a national finalist for the 2016 Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the top small college defensive player in the nation. The finalist list was announced Friday afternoon and this marks Khoury’s second straight season as a finalist.
  • Benger Repeats as AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-American
    December 12, 2016
    Junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team repeated as an AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America as announced today by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Benger found a spot on the first team, as this marks the first season that the AFCA is selecting a first and second team. He is one of four repeat honorees and also one of four non-seniors named to the 25-member first-team squad.
  • Four Tartans Named D3football.com All-South Region and ECAC All-Stars; Benger Named ECAC South Offensive Player of the Year
    December 06, 2016
    For the second straight season, the Carnegie Mellon University football team had four members named to the D3football.com 2016 All-South Region Team. Heading the squad for the Tartans is junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) as a repeat first team selection. Benger was also named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Tartan to garner the award.
  • Four Football Athletes Named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
    November 29, 2016
    Four Carnegie Mellon University football athletes were honored with recognition on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III Football Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Three were named to the first team with one to the second team as senior Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) and junior Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) are repeat selections.
  • Khoury and Renna Headline Yearly UAA Honors
    November 21, 2016
    A pair of seniors, defensive lineman Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) and placekicker Gabe Renna (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon), of the Carnegie Mellon University football team headline the University Athletic Association (UAA) postseason awards. Khoury received Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second straight season while Renna was named Special Teams Player of the Year. The two are joined by 16 other Tartans who garnered recognition with 10 receiving first-team accolades.
  • Football Falls 52-20 to Salisbury in 2016 ECAC Legacy Bowl
    November 20, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team competed in the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Legacy Bowl on Sunday, and dropped a 52-20 decision to the Sea Gulls of Salisbury University. The game was held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  • Tartans to Play Salisbury in ECAC Legacy Bowl
    November 16, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will play Salisbury University in the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Legacy Bowl Championship Sunday, November 20. Kick is set for 11:00 a.m. on the turf at Franklin Field on the campus of University of Pennsylvania, who are serving as host in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Benger Repeats as PAC Offensive Player of the Year; Tartans Place 13 on All-PAC Team
    November 15, 2016
    For the second consecutive year, junior Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Offensive Player of the Year. In total 13 Tartans received All-PAC distinction for the 2016 season, as announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Tuesday, November 15. Of the 13, three others join Benger on the first team, five on the second team and four were named honorable mention. After starting the season 2-3, the Tartans won their last five regular season contests to finish with a mark of 7-3 overall and 6-2 in the PAC, tied for third.
  • Football Earns Second Straight ECAC Bowl Bid
    November 14, 2016
    After finishing the regular season with a 7-3 overall record for the second straight season and winners of five straight, the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to play in the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Legacy Bowl Championship Sunday, November 20 against Salisbury University. The Tartans will look to defend their Legacy Bowl title from last year when they defeated Bridgewater State, 48-13, New Britain, Connecticut.
  • Tartans Win 31st Academic Bowl with 26-21 Victory at No. 21 Case Western Reserve; Benger Becomes All-Time Rushing Leader
    November 12, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University for the 31st Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 12. For the second straight season, the Tartans won a thriller over the 21st-ranked Spartans, 26-21, and claimed a share of the UAA championship. The Association title marks the 10th in program history. The contest counts towards both the PAC and UAA standings.
  • Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children’s Hospital
    November 09, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University football team captain Samer Abdelmoty has some dates he’d like you to keep — 365 of them to be exact.
  • Football Travels to Case Western Reserve in 31st Annual Academic Bowl
    November 09, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football will travel to Cleveland, Ohio, to play Case Western Reserve University in the 31st Annual Academic Bowl for its final game of the season Saturday, November 12. The Tartans enter Saturday’s contest with a 6-3 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) while holding a 1-1 record in the University Athletic Association (UAA). Case Western Reserve is 9-0, 7-0 (PAC) and 2-0 (UAA)
  • Brittain and Kohman Receive National Weekly Football Recognition
    November 08, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University junior outside linebacker Kyle Brittain (Largo, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic) and junior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) were recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week following their play on the field in the Tartans’ 37-24 come-from-behind victory at University of Chicago on Saturday, November 5.
  • Three Tartans Earn Weekly Football Honors
    November 07, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had three players recognized for their play on the field in the Tartans’ 37-24 come-from-behind victory at University of Chicago on Saturday, November 5. All three played a huge factor in the Tartans scoring 30 unanswered points, including four touchdowns in an 8:28 span. Junior outside linebacker Kyle Brittain (Largo, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic) along with freshman returner William Richter (Leander, Texas/Cedar Park) were recognized by the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) as Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week while Brittain was joined by junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) in garnering University Athletic Association (UAA) weekly awards. Brittain was named Defensive Athlete of the Week while Benger was named Offensive Athlete of the Week.
  • Tartans Score 30 Unanswered in 37-24 Win at Chicago
    November 05, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to the University of Chicago on Saturday, November 5 and scored 30 unanswered points, including four touchdowns in a span of 8:28, to walk away with a 37-24 win in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The Tartans are 6-3 overall and 1-1 in UAA play, maintaining a mark of 5-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC). The Maroons move to 4-5, 0-2.
  • Football Lands Eight Players on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 03, 2016
    For the second straight year, the Carnegie Mellon University football team had eight members named to the Academic All-District football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday, November 3. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Football Heads to Windy City for UAA Contest
    November 02, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, November 5 to play the Maroons of the University of Chicago in University Athletic Association (UAA) action. The Tartans will look for their fourth straight win this season and first victory in the Windy City since 2011.
  • Khoury Receives PAC and UAA Weekly Defensive Honors
    November 01, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University senior defensive end Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) was recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and University Athletic Association as Defensive Player of the Week following his play in the Tartans win over Westminster College Saturday, October 29.
  • Cline Throws Four Touchdowns in Tartans' 35-23 Win Over Westminster
    October 29, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Westminster College and defeated the Titans, 35-23, Saturday, October 29 during the university’s Homecoming Weekend. The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) win moves the Tartans’ record to 5-3 overall and 5-2 in PAC play while Westminster drops its second contest of the year and is now 6-2, 4-2.
  • Football to Play Westminster on Senior Day
    October 26, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will conclude its home schedule on Saturday, October 29 when the Titans of Westminster College travel to Pittsburgh. Kick is set for 1:00 p.m. on the turf of Gesling Stadium.
  • Benger Named PAC Offensive Player of the Week
    October 25, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) was recognized by the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) as Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Tartans’ 49-33 win over Thiel College Saturday, October 22. The award marked the second time Benger has received it this season.
  • Lackner Reaches 200 Wins as Tartans Defeat Thiel 49-33
    October 22, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University head football coach Rich Lackner reached 200 wins in his career, as the Tartans defeated the Thiel College Tomcats 49-33 on Saturday, October 22 on the turf of Gesling Stadium. The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) victory moves the Tartans record to 4-3 and 4-2 in PAC play while the Tomcats are now 2-5, 1-4.
  • Rich Lackner Records Milestone 200th Victory
    October 22, 2016
    With the 49-33 victory over Thiel today by the Tartans, Carnegie Mellon University head coach Rich Lackner became the 79th football coach in NCAA history to amass 200 wins. Coach Lackner is one of 13 active head coaches among all divisions with 200 career victories, and he is tied for third place among active Division III head coaches in total career wins.
  • Football Entertains Thiel
    October 19, 2016
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will host the Tomcats of Thiel College on Saturday, October 22 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. The Tartans enter the contest following a 29-10 win at Geneva while the Tomcats dropped a 48-21 contest at Case Western Reserve this past Saturday.
  • Renna and Brittain Named UAA Athletes of the Week
    October 18, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University senior placekicker Gabe Renna (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) and junior outside linebacker Kyle Brittain (Largo, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic) were recognized by the University Athletic Association (UAA) for their play in the Tartans’ 29-10 win at Geneva College Saturday, October 15. Renna picked up his third honor as Special Teams Athlete of the Week and second straight while Brittain is honored as Defensive Athlete of the Week for the first time this season.
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