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Football Adds 31 on National Signing Day
Coming off its 3rd straight season of 7 or more wins, the Urbana University football team took another step towards a Mountain East Conference Championship and the program’s first playoff berth on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
Head Coach Dave Taynor is preparing for his 7th season at his alma mater, and his recruiting classes continue to get stronger and stronger. This year's National Signing Day Class totaled 31. The 2014 signees are listed below, along with some of their prep accomplishments and links to highlight videos. A few more may arrive over the next few days so check back for updates. Read More
2014 Signing Day Updates @Coach_Taynor_UUFeb. 4th, 2014
Another Signing Day snowstorm won't stop the Urbana University football team from inking another championship recruiting class on Wednesday, February 5th. Blue Knight Head Football Coach David Taynor has taken the plunge and joined Twitter to bring you updates all day long. Follow @Coach_Taynor_UU on Twitter to get the latest updates on signees as the best of the best send in their National Letters of Intent to become Blue Knights in 2014.
Check back here after the snow clears later in the week for more complete details on each of Urbana's 2014 signees. Read More
Mendenhall, Webb Named to Hansen's All-Region TeamJan. 6th, 2014
The Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Region Committee has released the 2013 NCAA Division II All-Super Region One squad. Urbana University seniors D.J. Mendenhall (West Jefferson, Ohio) and Joe Webb (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) earned Third Team All-Region honors. The quarterback-wide receiver tandem was one of the most dynamic in the country, hooking up 80 times for 1,164 yards and 12 TDs. Both finished their careers as the all-time best to ever play their position at Urbana University. Read More
Mendenhall Leads 8 All-Ohio SelectionsJan. 3th, 2014
OhioCollegeFootball.com released its 2013 NCAA Division II All-Ohio teams this week, and Urbana University quarterback D.J. Mendenhall (West Jefferson, Ohio) was named the state's top offensive player in 2013. Other Blue Knights on the All-Ohio teams include Joe Webb, D'Gary Wallace, Kyle Wallace, David Hill, David McComas, Kyle Ferguson, and Kevin Chapple. Read More
Wallace Named First Team Academic All-AmericanDec. 4th, 2013
Senior center Kyle Wallace (West Milton, Ohio) became the first Blue Knight in school history to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America® First Team NCAA Division II football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday.
Wallace anchored the offensive line for the nation’s 18th ranked passing offense at Urbana (303.3 yards per game). He ended his career with 32 straight starts at center. Wallace was named second team All-Mountain East Conference this season. The accolade was his third career all-conference award. He holds a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. as a biology and pre-physical therapy major. Wallace's former teammate, linebacker Drew Underwood, earned Second Team honors a year ago. The duo are the only NCAA Division II Academic All-American's in school history. The Blue Knight football program landed 13 players on the NAIA's National Scholar Athlete Team from 1985-2007, including current UU Head Coach David Taynor. Read More