2017 Tartan Football News

  • Short Feature with Football Rising Sophomore Skyler Blacker
    July 30, 2018
    Rising sophomore Skyler Blacker, a finance major from Lake Bluff, Illinois, answers a few questions about student life at Carnegie Mellon, his internship experience, what he's looking forward to next semester, why he chose his major, and what he enjoys about Pittsburgh.
  • Short Feature with Football Rising Sophomore Nathan Koch
    July 14, 2018
    Rising sophomore Nathan Koch, an electrical and computer engineering major from Pecatonica, Illinois, answers a few questions about student life at Carnegie Mellon, his internship experience, what he's looking forward to next semester, why he chose his major, and what he enjoys about Pittsburgh.
  • Short Feature with Football Rising Senior Quinn Zsido
    June 29, 2018
    Rising senior Quinn Zsido, a business major from New Windsor, New York, answers a few questions about student life at Carnegie Mellon, his internship experience, what he's looking forward to next semester, why he chose his major, and what he enjoys about Pittsburgh.
  • Short Feature with Football Rising Senior Connor Faith
    June 20, 2018
    Rising senior Connor Faith, a chemical engineering major from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, answers a few questions about student life at Carnegie Mellon, what he's looking forward to next semester, why he chose his major, and what he enjoys about Pittsburgh.
  • Tartan Football Announces 2018 Incoming Class
    May 09, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University Head Football Coach Rich Lackner has announced the Tartans 2018 recruiting class. The Tartans will welcome 44 newcomers that hail from 20 different states.
  • Poets and Quants Names Furlo and Benger as Best & Brighest Business Majors
    May 01, 2018
    Seniors Allie Furlo of women’s soccer and Sam Benger of football have been honored by Poets and Quants as the Best & Brightest Business Majors in the Class of 2018.
  • Athletes Serve Community during Spring 1000plus
    April 12, 2018
    Members of the football, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in Carnegie Mellon University’s 1000plus Day of Service on Saturday, April 7, helping to beautify the Pittsburgh community as the spring season rolls in.
  • Seven Carnegie Mellon Football Players Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    April 11, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had seven student-athletes named to the 2018 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.
  • Tartans Present Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation with Check of Funds Raised
    March 06, 2018
    For the second year running, the Carnegie Mellon University football program partnered with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to create a 2018 calendar and presented the funds raised to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation on Friday, March 2.
  • Short Feature with Football Senior Devin Cortese
    February 27, 2018
    Senior Devin Cortese, a statistics and machine learning major from Orlando, Florida, answers a few questions about student life at Carnegie Mellon, what he's excited for as his college career comes to a close, why he chose his major, and what internships influenced his career decisions.
  • Former Tartan Football Coach Chuck Klausing Passes Away at 92
    February 16, 2018
    Former Carnegie Mellon University football coach Chuck Klausing died on February 15 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Klausing, who served as head coach from 1976–1985, compiled a 77-15-2 overall record at the helm of the Tartans. Klausing was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He was 92.
  • Short Feature with Football Senior Quentin Wolfe
    February 15, 2018
    Senior Quentin Wolfe, a mechanical engineering major from Round Rock, Texas, answers a few questions about student life at Carnegie Mellon, what he's excited for as his college career comes to a close, why he chose mechanical engineering as a major, and what he believes is a must take class at Carnegie Mellon.
  • 41 Carnegie Mellon Football Players Recognized on PAC Academic Fall Honor Roll
    January 24, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team landed 41 members on the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2017 semester. For the fourth consecutive fall, the Tartans had the most football players honored amongst the 11 schools that sponsor football in the PAC. Of the 41, 20 maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the first semester.
  • Kohman and Prather Compete in Postseason Bowls
    January 04, 2018
    Senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) and senior wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team participated and will be participating in postseason collegiate bowl games, in preparation for what they both hope will translate to play at the next level.
  • Kohman and Fitzmorris of the Carnegie Mellon Football Team Named D3football.com All-America
    December 18, 2017
    Two members of the Carnegie Mellon University football team, senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) and senior safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside), were named 2017 D3football.com All-Americans when the team was announced prior to the 2017 Stagg Bowl in Salem, Virginia, Friday, December 15. Both seniors landed a spot on the second team, as this marks Fitzmorris’ second honor from the organization after being named honorable mention following his sophomore season.
  • Benger Named PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete for November
    December 15, 2017
    Senior Sam Benger was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November.
  • Kohman Garners Another All-America Honor
    December 14, 2017
    Senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team received his second All-America honor within a week’s time when The Associated Press (AP) announced its 2017 Little All-America Division III football team Thursday afternoon. After many years in which the AP Little All-America team selected the best "small college" players in the country that included players from Division II, III and NAIA, this season marked the first of a sole Division III team.
  • Lohmeier Named CoSIDA Academic All-America
    December 13, 2017
    Sophomore defensive lineman Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division III Football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Wednesday, December 13. Lohmeier was named to the second team and is one of four sophomores selected of the 42 student-athletes to the first or second team. He is also one of five student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.00 GPA.
  • Kohman Named 2017 AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America
    December 12, 2017
    Senior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named an AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-American as announced today by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Kohman found a spot on the first team, as this marks the second season that the AFCA is selecting a first and second team.
  • Ekler, Fitzmorris and Kohman Named D3football.com All-South Region First Team; Six Tartans Named ECAC All-Stars
    December 05, 2017
    Three seniors, punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy), safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) and offensive lineman Tyler Eckler (Chelsea, Mich.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were named to the D3football.com 2017 All-South Region First Team. The three were joined by a pair of seniors, wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) and running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) along with sophomore returner Willie Richter (Leander, Texas/Cedar Park) as honorees on the Division III All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) squad.
  • 60th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner to be Broadcast on ESPN3
    December 04, 2017
    The 2017 National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame's 60th Annual Awards Dinner, where Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) will be recognized as a NFF Scholar-Athlete, will be streamed live on ESPN3 available everywhere via the ESPN app. The decorated event, which has one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports, is being held Tuesday, December 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown in downtown New York City.
  • Carnegie Mellon Football Grad Nick Zitelli Named to the 20-Year All-Tazón Team
    November 29, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University 2001 graduate Nick Zitelli (McKees Rocks, Pa./Montour) has been named to the 20-Year All-Tazón Team. The All-Tazón Team was selected by a panel of veterans of the Tazón De Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) and its Global Football-organized predecessor The Aztec Bowl, from games played between 1997 and 2016.
  • Kohman and Fitzmorris Headline Yearly UAA Honors
    November 21, 2017
    For the second straight season, a pair of seniors, punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) and safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team headline the University Athletic Association (UAA) postseason awards. Kohman was named Special Teams Player of the Year while Fitzmorris received Defensive Player of the Year honors. The two are joined by 12 other Tartans who garnered recognition with 10 receiving first-team accolades.
  • Football Falls 32-6 to Muhlenberg in 2017 ECAC Asa S. Bushnell Bowl
    November 18, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team competed in the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Asa S. Bushnell Bowl and fell to the Mules of Muhlenberg College, 32-6. The game was held on the campus of the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
  • Seven Football Players Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 16, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had seven members named to the Academic All-District football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday, November 16. 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.
  • Tartans Place 19 on All-PAC Team; Six Named First Team
    November 14, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 19 members earn All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) distinction, announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Tuesday. The Tartans landed six on the first team, four on the second team while eight were tabbed honorable mention and one named to the sportsmanship team.
  • Football Earns Third Straight ECAC Bowl Bid - Tartans to Play Muhlenberg
    November 13, 2017
    After finishing the regular season with a 7-3 overall record for the third straight season, the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to play in the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Asa S. Bushnell Bowl Championship on Saturday, November 18 against Muhlenberg College.
  • Football Ends Regular Season with Heartbreaking Setback to #14 Case Western Reserve in Overtime
    November 11, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University in the 32nd Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 11. The Tartans dropped a 41-34 heartbreaker in overtime to the Spartans. The contest counts towards both the PAC and UAA standings. It marked the second overtime game between the two schools with the other coming in 2007.
  • Benger Named William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist
    November 01, 2017
    Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 181 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Carnegie Mellon's senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) is one of 13 finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. Benger is the lone Division III representative and is joined by Slippery Rock University’s Marcus Maryin as the only non-Division I honorees.
  • Fitzmorris Named UAA Football Defensive Athlete of the Week
    October 31, 2017
    Senior safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week for his play against Westminster College this past Saturday night.
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