USD Football 1998



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USD Torero football, on the field and in the classroom, over the past twelve years, has been a program of excellence and consistency. RECORD: ♦ 9 Winning Campaigns ♦ Overall Record of 72-44-2 (61.9%)


Jumped to NCAA Division I-AA in 1993 Member of Pioneer Football League (PFL)

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24 First Team AII-PFL selections 14 Second Team AII-PFL selections 22 PFLAll-Academic selections

36 PFL Players of the Week


Jeb Dougherty selected NCAA Division I-AAAll-America in 1996 Robert Ray selected NCAA Division III All-America in 1992 Three Sports Network All-Americans Five First Team GTE Academic All-Americans Three Second Team GTE Academic All-Americans The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has recognized a Torero football player every year. 95% Football Graduation Rate 83 of USD's school records have been established since 1986 Team ranked #2 in Net Punting in 1994 NCAA I-AA

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Table of Contents USD TOREROS 1998 MEDIA GUIDE

FOOTBALL STAFF (619} 260-4740

Torero Excellence (1986-97)

Inside Front Cover

Kevin McGarry (3rd Year; 21st Overall) Bill Dobson (5th Year) Brian Murphy (1 st Year) Mike Rish (15th Year) Shay McClure (2nd Year)

Head Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach:

Table of Contents: 1998 Team Outlook:

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4

Head Coach Kevin McGarry: USD Assistant Coaches: USD Alphabetical Roster: USD All-PFL Returners:

Pages 5-6

Page 7

Doug Elam (1st Year) Jason Blatt (1 st Year) Kelly Jeffrey (1st Year) Mike Morales (1st Year) Sandie Hughes Julie Mossa

Meet The Toreros:

Pages 8-16

NonConference Opponents: Pioneer Football League:

Page 17 Page 18

PFL Opponents:

Pages 19-20

Administrative Assistant:

1997 Season In Review Final I997 Statistics:

Page 21

Pages 22-23

Student Secretary:

All -Time USD Award Winners:

Page 24

All-Time USD Records: I-AA Torero Leaders:

Pages 25-29 Pages 30-32


Academic Support

Page 33 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37

Strength & Conditioning

Director: Home Phone: Assistant: Student Assistants : Fax Phone: USD HotLine: Press Box Phone: SID E-Mail Address: WebSite Address:

University Profile:

Ted Gosen (619) 486-3284 Ryan McCrary Katy Carnes & Anthony Aguilar

San Diego, 'America's Finest City'

People To Know At USD:

Tom Iannacone, Dir. of Athletics :

Athl etic Department Staff:

Page 38-39

(619) 292-0388 (619) 260-2323 (619) 277-8468

USD GTE/Academic All-Americans:

Page 40

Primary Media Outlets:

Inside Back Cover


The 1998 USD Football Media Guide was pub– lished by the Sports Information Department. Credits: Ted Cosen, Editor and Layout Brock Scott (Scott Photo), Photography

Director of Athletics: Tom Iannacone Associate Athletics Director: Dan Yourg

Assistant A.D./Senior Woman Administrator: Wendy Guthrie Associate A.D. for Athletic Development: Brian Fogarty Assistant A.D./Marketing & Promotions: Renee Wiebe

Kings Printing, Inc., Printing QUICK FACTS

Director of Facilities: John Martin Transportation : John Cunningham Director of Intramurals/Recreation: Gary Becker


1949 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 Dr. Alice B. Hayes Thomas Burke Mitch Malachowski 6,600 Toreros Columbia Blue, Navy & White USO Torero Stadium (Capacity 4,000; Built in 1961)

Assistant Intramural Director: Noah Stanley Director of Academic Support: Sara Hickmann Director of Summer Camps: Mary Johnson Adm. Assistants: Pauline Thonnard, Joan Wolf, Georgia Gordon Head Athletic Trainer: Carolyn Greer, M.A. , A.T., C. Assistant Athletic Trainer: Suzi Higgins, M.A., A.T. , C. Assistant Athletic Trainer: Steve Grech, A.T. , C. Strength/Conditioning Coach: Steve Brown Women's Volleyball : Sue Snyder Men's & Women's Cross Country: Rich Cota


Women's Soccer: John Cossaboon Men ' s Soccer: Seamus McFadden Men's Basketball : Brad Holl and Women ' s Basketball : Kathy Marpe Women's Swimming: TBA Baseball : Rich Hill Golf: Frank Cates Women's Tennis: Sherri Stephens

WHAT IS A TORERO AToreroisaMexicanBullftghter. Prior to 1963, the USO nickname was the ''Pioneers." The origin of the university's Torero nickname is unknown, but the founding father or USO, Bishop Buddy, was quite fascinated with Mexican history and it is believed that the unique nickname is a result or his influence.

Men's Tennis: Tom Hagedorn Men's Rowing: Brooks Dagman Women's Rowing: Leeanne Crain Softball: Lin Adams USD Team Physicians:William P. Curran, M.D.; Heinz Hoenecke, M.D.; Robert A. Kaplan , M.D. ; Robert Button, M.D.



The offensive line will be anchored by the return of three starters -- senior center Matt Hawkins (6-0, 267), jun– ior tackle Kona Nakanelua (6-1, 300) and sophomore guard Joel Gonzalez (6-3, 305). They will try to open up some running lanes for sophomore tailbacks Joe Hampton (556 yards, 4 TDs) and Oscar Arzu, and junior full– back David Lembo. Like the offense, the Torero defense will be solid again with seven starters back for first-year defensive coordina– tor Brian Murphy. Starters back that will be the core of the Torero defense include defensive end Lukas Smart (6-2, 235); senior linebackers Kevin Hawes (6-2, 240), Kerry Peoples (5- 10, 210) and Tennyson Tom (5-10, 210); senior invert Travis Dellinger (76 tackles); junior corner back Kaeo Gouveia (66 tackles, 5 int.); and free safety Wade Van Dusen, the team's time returning balls on special teams include Dylan Ching (22.5 yards per kickoff return; 8.5 punt returns) and Khalid Maxie (6.0 punt returns). Com– petition for the kicking/punting duties were going to be tested by a handful of returners and newcomers. USD's nonconference road sched– ule will be highlighted by its Sept. 12th trip to Staten Island, New York where they will take on Wagner College. Their nonconference home schedule will be highlighed by newcomers Central Con– necticut (Oct. 3rd) and Fairfield (Oct. 17th). The Toreros play a six-game home schedule for the second consecu– tive year and will also host Azusa Pa– cific University (Sept. 5), University of Redlands (Sept. 19), Valparaiso Uni– versity (Oct. 31) and the University Dayton in its season final on Novem– ber 14th.

'98 Toreros ... Older & More Experienced With its 8-3 overall mark in 1997, the USD Toreros and third-year head coach Kevin McGarry are com– ing off of its best showing since mov– ing to the NCAA Division I-AA ranks and the Pioneer Football League in 1993. The '97 USD club became only the fourth Torero squad to achieve at least 8 wins in 35 years of football, and it was the program's most victories since the 1981 season. Additionally, USD finished second in the Pioneer Football League (4-1 ), also its best mark. The '98 Toreros return fourteen starters (7 offense; 7 defense) and ap– proximately fifty players from last year's team. Additionally, the Torero All-PFL punter and kicker; Buddy Brown, a First Team All-PFL defen– sive lineman; Chris Del Santo, the team's third leading receiver; and Kujanga Jackson, the team's leading tackler at the safety position. The '98 offense will be spear– headed by junior quarterback Mike Stadler, a First Team All-PFL per– former who directed USD to 33.6 points a game last season. He smashed the USD single season mark for touch– down passes with 30, finishing 152-of- 262 for 2,287 yards and 30 scores. As good as he was all year, his game rose a notch in PFL contests where he com– pleted 74 percent of his passes and threw for 20 scores; three times pass– ing for a school-record 5 touchdowns. Junior Dylan Ching, a First Team per– former at receiver, returns as Stadler's favorite longball target -- he pulled in 48 balls for 915 yards and a school– best 12 touchdowns in '97.

staff has brought in just over seventy newcomers that will help solidify the squad. Although USD will be a little older and a little more experienced, they will still have to replace a senior class that included Tim Roth, a First Team

top returning tackler (83). Other returners expected to play key roles include senior defensive lineman Mike Hartshorne, a 1997 PFLAll-Academic selection; senior defensive lineman Dan Hamann (5-10, 265); and junior CB Kris Eggert (5-11, 190). Returning players expected to see

Head Coach Kevin McGarry-~~--3


3rd Season as Torero Head Coach

21st Season 011 USD Coaching Staff

Kevin McGarry enters his third year as head coach of the University of San Diego football program. This past season he directed the Toreros to an 8-3 overall mark and a school best second place finish in the Pioneer Football League with its 4-1 mark. The 1997 campaign was USD's best showing since moving to the NCAA Division I-AA ranks and the PFL conference in 1993. Last year's club became only the fourth USD squad to achieve at least eight victories in 35 years ofTorero football, and it was the program's most victories since the 1981 season. The team's 33.6 points per game average ranks second all-time in USD football. The tenth coach to direct the Torero football program since its start in 1956, Kevin is the first USD graduate to head the position. McGarry enters the 1998 season with a career mark of 12-9, and with fourteeen starters back and fifty returners, the immediate future bodes well for Torero football. McGarry is no stranger to USD football. Prior to his stint as head coach in 1996, he was an assistant coach at the University of San Diego for eighteen seasons, including the last fourteen as the defensive coordinator and defensive

Kevin McGarry Record

w 8 4 12

PCT 727 .400 .571

L 3 6 9

Year 1997 1996 Career

backs coach. He became a full-time assistant for football in 1985 -- his first seven years (1978-84) were split between football, women's softball (head coach) and as an elementary school teacher. In addition to his on-the-field duties, Kevin was also responsible for recruiting and as liaison for the USD Football Alumni Club. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Kevin's years of experience at USD have prepared him well for this position," stated Tom Iannacone, Director ofAthletics. "He clearly understands the role of the football program within the mission of the university." Over the past twenty seasons with Kevin on the coaching staff, USD has accumulated an overall record of 113-84-3, including fifteen seasons with records of .500 or better. Of the nine USD football players that have been named GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans since 1981 , eight have come from the defensive side of the ball, including seven defensive backs. In 1987 the Torero defense set a school record for shutouts in a season with four, and the team gave up just 100 points in ten contests and finished 6-3-1. Prior to joining the USD coaching staff in 1978, Kevin was a two-year letterwinner on the USD football squad (1976-77), earning co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1977. He played two years (1974-75) at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, earning Most Valuable Player honors in 1975. He received both his Bachelor of Arts in Education (1979), and his Master's Degree in Education Administration (1985) from the University of San Diego. He is currently on a leave of absense from USD's Doctoral program in Education. Kevin and his wife, Mary Ann, reside in Scripps Ranch and have four children: twins Pat and Mike (11 year-olds), Timbo (8-years-old) , and Matt (2-year-old).

Assistant Coaches BILL DOBSON · 5th Year Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Bill returns for his fifth season. He will

BRIAN MURPHY. 1st Year Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Brian Murphy enters his first season with the Torero staff as Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers coach.

again serve as offensive coordinator in addition to coaching the offensive line. Previous respon– sibilities at USD included coaching the running backs, and coaching the linebackers while serv– ing as Special Teams Coordinator. Bill brings a unique perspective to the USD football program as a result of his diverse back– ground. His collegiate coaching experience in– cludes six years at the Division I level (CS Fullerton, '9 1-92; New Mexico State, '82-85),

In addition to his coaching duties, Murphy will be the program 's Recruiting Coordinator. He comes to USDfromBaylorUniversitywhere he was Defensive Backs Coach as a Graduate Assistant since May of 1997. Prior to Baylor, he was at the University ofWisconsin-Madison from 1993-1997 where he gained coaching ex– perience as a Graduate Assistant Defensive ._____..._____. Line Coach, Offensive Line Coach and Recruit- ing Coordinator. A graduate of Lehigh University, he earned his Bachelor of A:rts in Inter– national Relations in May, 1992. While at Lehigh, he was a four-year letterwinner and team captain ( 1991 ) on the varsity football team as a de– fensive end. He went on to earn hi s Master of Science in Education Admin– istration in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin, at Madison. A native of Riverside, Illinois, Murphy prepped at Fenwick High School where he graduated in 1987.

five years at the Division I-AA level (USD, L..1....1.l.1- •...,,.._. 1993; 1995-present), one year at Division II (San Francisco State, '86), and five years at the Division III level (Occidental, '87-90; Redlands, 1994). Bill worked in professional football as a guest coach on offense for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in the summer of 1998. Off the field, Bill has spoken at numerous football clinics and camps. Bill earned his M.A. in administration from New Mexico State in 1986 and earned hi s B.A. from Occidental in 1981 . While at Occidental, he was a four year starter in football, and a two year letterman in track and field. A 1977 graduate of Ramona High School, Bill is the only member of the Torero staff who prepped in the San Diego Section of the CIF. MIKE RISH -15th Year Running Backs Mike is beginning hi s 15th season on the

S ecial Teams Coordinator/Secondary

Shay begins his second season with the Toreros where he will coach the secondary on defense and be Special Teams Coordinator. Shay is a 1994 graduate of Southern Or–

Torero staff. The program's receivers coach the past fourteen seasons, Mike will direct the run– ning backs in 1998. Mike played for USD from 1979-83 and

egon University where he earned his B.S. in Health Promotion & Fitness Management. A four-year letterman in football, Shay was a two– year starter at cornerback. From McCloud, California, Shay was a three-sport letter winner ----------– at McCloud High, earning All-State footba ll honors his senior year. Prior to USD he was the Head Secondary Coach at Southern Oregon (1994-96). Shay and his wife, Stacey, reside in San Diego. DOUG ELAM-1stYear Receivers Doug begins his first season with the Toreros where he will coach the receivers. The past two seasons he was receivers coach at Montana State. Prior to that he served on the Puget Sound coaching staff for three seasons (1993-95) as receivers coach. A four-year letterman at Puget Sound as a wide receiver, Doug earned hi s Bachelor of -------=•--..a Arts degree in Physical Education in 1993. From Medford, Oregon, Doug prepped at South Medford High School. I MIKE MORALES -1st Year I Tight Ends

is the school' s all-time career leader in three receiving categories: receptions (101), touch– downs ( 18) and receiving yardage( 1,722 yards). Mike graduated from USD with an Ac– counting degree in 1984. He is the Assistant Vice President for Secondary Marketing for Guild Mortgage Company in San Diego.

JASON BLATT-1st Year Defensive line Jason begins his first season with the Toreros where he will coach the defensive line. The past two seasons Jason coached at Santa Monica College - he was Defensive Coordinator in 1997, and coached the defensive line both seasons. In 1995 he was offensive and defensive line coach at Montclair Prep in Van Nuys, Calif. A 1994 graduate of the Univ. of Colorado, at Boulder, Jason played four years on the football

team at tight end and fullback. He was a member of the 1990 national championship team, and twice won Big 8 titles ('90 & '91). A two-time Big 8 All-Academic selection, Jason earned his B.A. in Sociology. He went on to earn his M.S. degree in Education in 1996 from USC. KELLY JEFFREY - 1st Year Quarterbacks Kelly begins his first season with the Toreros where he will coach the quarterbacks.

Mike begins hi s first season with the Toreros where he will coach the tight ends. This past season he was quarterbacks coach at LaJolla Country Day High School. A 1997 graduate of the University of the Pacific where he earned his B.A. degree in Sports Science, Mike played three years for the

The past two seasons he was running backs coach at Northern State University in South Da– kota. During the '94 and '95 seasons he was receivers coach at Dickinson State University. He earned his Health and Physical Ed. degree from Dickinson in 1996, and later earned hi s M.S. degree in P.E. from Northern State in '98.

Tigers ( 19993-95) at tightend. He fini shed out - --------– hi s collegiate career at Arizona State where he was a fullback and long snapper on the 1996 Pac- IO championship team that advanced to the Rose Bowl. From San Jose, California, Mike was a three-year starter at quarterback for Gunderson High School.

He played quarterback for Southern Oregon between 1990-93 where he was a teammate of current Torero coach Shay McClure. His teams won two league titles in the Mt. Hood Columbia Football Association.

'9B USO Alphabetical Roster


HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL Los Angeles/Benjamin Franklin


HT 5-8 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-8 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-10

WT 204 190 215 245 225 194 180 285 260 195 158 210 260 230 150 220 250 250 160 225 240 240 264 200 170 235 215 210 230 210 208 175 165 210 190 265 235 215 170




Michael Aguilar Jacques Albarran Brian Anderson Shane Anderson Jordan Andrade Michael Anger

23 89 91 53 87 37 71 57 80 97 77 88 28 73 75 78 85


Chula Vista/Chula Vista


Covina/Covina Fresno/Bullard

76- 0

Wheatridgre, CO/Arvada West Senior

Camarillo/Adolfo Camarillo Baldwin Park/Sierra Vista Lucerne Valley/Lucerne Valley

Oscar Arzu Bob Ballard

Anthony Banovac David Barlow Thomas Baumgartner


Aurora, CO/Regis Jesuit


Bryan Baxter Josh Bird Greg Boskin Eugene Brooks

45- D

Hollister/San Benito

Danville/San Ramon Valley Los Angeles/Crespi Carmelite




Kristopher Bullard-Wolf

Granada Hills/John F. Kennedy Edmonds, WA/Edmonds Woodway Agoura/New Mexico Military Institute El Cajon/El Cajon Valley Woodland/Christian Brothers Mission Viejo/Capistrano Valley Hawaiian Gardens/Artesia San Bernardino/Arrowhead Christian Acad. Lahaina, Maui, HI/Kamehameha Schools

6-0 6-2 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-8 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-8 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-5 5-8

Robert Burmaster

Max Byfuglin

Matthew Calderon Joshua Calista Brandon Camacho Cooper C'deBaca Ron Chatterjee Dylan Ching Tim Clark Quinn Closson David Colella Donald Cooper Travis Dellinger Jason DeMello Bobby Doherty Rob Donnelly Kris Eggert Joshua Elkins Scott Felber Ryan Gerena Ira Gerlich Joel Gonzalez Kaeo Gouveia Matt Guardia Chris Hakim Dan Hamann Joe Hampton Mike Hartshorne Kevin Hawes Matt Hawkins Casey Hayes Joseph Herrera Jimmy Herrmann Matt Craig Nick Day

45-0 50-D


** 67 20


36- 0



Vancouver, WA/Central Catholic


San Bernardino/Aquinas Los Angeles/Crenshaw Eureka/St. Bernard

** 10 21 33 17 40 64 54 7

92- 0


Invert 6-0

Oceanside/Univ. of San Diego Kaneohe, HI/Kamehameha Schools Dallas, TX/Dallas Jesuit La Crescenta/Crescenta Valley Vashon Island, WA/Vashon Island

5-10 5-10 5-11

Antioch/Antioch Newman/Orestimba




Woodland Hills/Crespi Carmelite


Seattle, WA/Seattle Prep

61- 0

305 170 228 230 265 185 265 240 267 200 235 270 170 205 215 172 230 171 185 175 225 236



Kailua, HI/Kamehameha Schools Sacramento/Jesuit San Diego/Monte Vista Poway/Rancho Bernardo Seattle, WA/Lakeside Tucson, AZ/Salpointe Catholic Anaheim/Servite College Prep The Dalles, OR/l'he Dalles Carmichael/Jesuit

96- 0

46 34 25 74 44 59 65 58 ** 5



Albuquerque, NM/Eldorado

Ariel Herzog



Bob Holtz


Invert 6-2

Susanville/Lassen Union San Diego/The Bishops School Englewood, CO/Regis Jesuit Wahiawa, HI/Leilehua Honolulu, Hl/lolahi Imperial Beach/Mar Vista

Jeff Hubbard Daniel Hurley Warren Ickes Jeff Iwashita Tom Jackson Brian Jensen






6-1 5-8


16 35 47

5-11 5-11


Susanville/Lassen Bellevue, WA/Bellevue

Wes Jones


6-2 6-1

Joe Kalkstein


Hinsdale, IL/Hinsdale Township Central

** Sitting out 1998

'9B USD Alphabetical Roster










Ryan Kennedy Vaheh Keshishian Adam Krametbauer Brandon Kress Chris Lamb Zach LaPrade David Lembo Scott Lenderman Seth Litchney Chris Long Brian Luman Ryan Lutz Kevin Matteri Khalid Maxie Sean McCamey Sean McClinton Eddie Mendoza Kona Nakanelua Anthony Nash Curtis Nehring Mychal Odom Juan Orozco Jawara Partee Dann Peddy Kerry Peoples Dustin Powell Tony Putman Solayman Rafiq Ernie Regalado Christos Renner Dan Ritter Alex Rohr Eric Rossitto Joe Sandoval Arnold Sears Sevan Setian Chris Simmons Kyle Slusser Lukas Smart Rory Smith Mike Stadler Charlie Stansbury Brad Stein Tim Stewart Jesse Tapia Bobby Taylor Michael Thomas Tennyson Tom Bobby Trask Fred Valdovinos Wade Van Dusen Adam Vetere Christopher Walker Blain Watson Ryan White Reilly Wilkinson Trevor Wilson Will Withers Damion Womack Ryan Zierolf Michael Zimmerman ** Sitting out 1998 Troy Mills Dylan Mora Erik Nagel

68 56 41 15



256 240 210 185 280 206 205 258 250 190 190 190 180 190 260 225 250 175 177 220 300 222 235 315 210 212 193 210 225 185 235 280 269 290 188 190 235 195 165 168 185 235 210 200 225 185 210 150 172 200 210 160 160 193 180 175 217 250 165 185 165 170 260 200

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Maple Valley, WAffahoma

5-11 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-11


Las Vegas, NV/Durango

Lake Oswego, OR/Lake Oswego Yorba Linda/Servite Phoenix, AZ/Saint Mary's Casa Grande, AZ/Casa Grande Union Alliance, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas Irvine/Santa Margarita Union Mesa, AZ/Mesa

79- 0 93- 0

33 52

70- 0


6-D 38-D 2- D

Ashland, OR/Ashland San Ramon/California Petaluma/Petaluma Montclair/Montclair


6-1 6-2 6-2

63- 0

Chicago, IL/Loyola Academy Bellevue, WA/Bellevue Anaheim Hills/Canyon El Cajon/El Cajon Valley Ashland, OR/Ashland Kaneohe, HI/St. Louis San Diego/St. Augustine Long Beach/Robert A. Millikan Aurrora, CO/Kent Denver Colorado Springs, CO/Rampart Coachella/Indio Soledad/Gonzales Henderson , NV/Green Valley Naples, FL/Barron A. Collier Denver, CO/Regis Jesuit Auburn/Placer Covina/South Hills San Diego/Chula Vista Leeds, England/Irvine Riverside/Rubidoux Alta Loma/Alta Loma Coronado/Coronado El Cajon/El Cajon Valley Paso Robles/Paso Robles Monterey/Robert Louis Stevenson Anaheim/Loara Reedley/Reedley Seaside, OR/Seaside Simi Valley/Royal Indio/Indio


69- 0

5-11 5-10 5-11

39 42 60

6-0 6-1 6-0

72- 0 32-0 76-D 98-D

Chicago, IL/Englewood Tech. Prep. Academy

5-11 6-1


Invert 6-0


6-2 6-0

30 19 43 82 81



5-10 6-3 5-11 6-2

51-0 OL

62- 0






6-2 6-2

96-D 38-0 72-D 31-D

5-10 5-10

Invert 5-9


6-0 6-2

95 29 18

5-11 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-6 5-9 5-8 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-9 5-8 6-3 5-10 5-11 5-8 5-6

6-0 61- D 70-D 63-D 31- 0 86


Watertown, NY/Watertown

Indio/Indio Ukiah/Ukiah



Kaneohe, HI/Kamehameha Schools


El Cajon/Valhalla Carlsbad/Carlsbad El Cajon/Granite Hills Woodstock, IL/Woodstock Pasadena/La Canada San Diego/Kearny Seatlle, WA/O'Dea San Mateo/Burlingame Riverside/Rubidoux Seaside/Monterey Redwood City/Sequoia San Marcos/San Marcos

12 49 13

2- 0

69-D 51- D

26 ** 1

San Bernardino/Arrowhead Christian Academy

22- D 55- 0 62- D



USD AII-PFI.. Returners


MIKE STADLER, who enters his third season with the USO footba ll program, is coming off one of the best years ever turned in by a Torero quarterback ... he was named to the PFL First Team on offense; also earned USO Offensive Player of the Year honors ... a Biology major with a 3.6 g.p.a., he also earned PFL recognition on the All -Academic Squad ... he tossed a school-best 30 touchdowns, breaki ng the old mark of 21 ( 1973) ... in fact, he needs just two more TD tosses in 1998 to set a new USO career mark -- the current record of 3 1 is held by Vince Moiso ( 1992-94) ... he blistered PFL oppo– nents in 1997 for 1,303 yards and 20 TDs over a 5-game span (averaging 260 yards and 4 TDs per league #18 contest, and connecting on 74.6 percent of his passes) ... he turned in 5 TD performances against Evansville, Valparaiso and Drake ... he

Mike Stadler

was named the PFL Offensive Player of the Week after his performances against Evansville (20-of-3 l for283 yards) and Valparaiso (20-of- 28 for 357 yards) .. . in the 39-30 come-from–

6-2, 200 lb. Junior Quarterback 1997 1st Team All-PFL

behind victory over Drake he threw four of his touchdowns in the final two periods, all completed to Dylan Ching ... his biggest nonconference outing came at Cal Lutheran where he finished I7- of-36 for 309 yards and 2 scores (at halftime he was 9-of-16 for 226 yards and 2 TDs) ... in the season finale against Wagner he completed l l-of-18 for 162 yards and 2 TDs ... in 1996 Stadler was the Toreros third-string QB and finished the year with just one completion on four attempts ... prior to USO he spent four years playing professional baseball as a catcher (two years in the San Diego Padres organization and two years with the Cleveland Indians) ... he was drafted by the Padres in the 34th round of the 1992 June draft ----------------~

Stadler Career Passing Stats: Year A.1t.. Comp. Int. ~ ID. 1997 262 152 10 .580 2287 30 1996 4 1 1 .250 6 0

.. . Mike prepped locally at El Cajon Valley High where he was Ist Team AII-Grossmont in football, basketbal Iand baseball ... this past summer worked at UCSD Hospital in the Radiology department.

LG 71 (TD vs. Valparaiso) 6 (vs. Saint Mary's) 71

Total 266



.575 2293


Major: Biology

DYLAN CHING, who enters just his third year with the USO football team, has already made his mark in the Torero record books ... last season as a sophomore he led Torero receivers with 915 yards and 12 touchdowns, finishing second on the team with 48 catches ... he was the team's top receiver in 5 contests, and surpassed I00 yards receiving in five games .. . twice he hauled in 7 receptions ( 134 yds vs. Evansville; 148 yards vs. Butler) ... the team' s top deep threat, he caught 5 TDs of 36 yards or longer, with a best of 70 yards against Azusa ... he was named to the AII-PFL First Team for his efforts ... his 12 TD receptions and4 TD catches in a game (vs. Drake) are new Torero receiving records; the 4 TDs in a game and 24 points in #20 a game also tied Torero marks ... Ching was weakened by the flu as USO fell behind 2 1-7 at

Dylan Ching

intermission agai nst Drake on Oct. 25th; in 2nd half he caught four TDs from Stadler of 36, I, 27 and 33 yards ... hi s first TD catch in '98 will set a new Torero record ; he is currently ti ed

5-10, 200 lb. Junior Receiver 1997 1st Team A ll-PFL

with Torero assistant Mike Ri sh with 18 ... in 1996 as a freshman he was selected to the Second Team AII -PFL squad after leading the Toreros in receiving ... hauled in 24 receptions for 550 yards (22.9 yards per catch) and 6 touchdowns, fi ni shing third on the team in scoring with 38 points .. . majority of big games came in second half of season ... snared 3 balls for 140 yards with a 55-yard TD against Evansv ille ... hauled in 2 passes for 83 yards against Whittier, incl uding a 66-yard TD ... caught a 53-yard TD pass in first quarter at Azu sa Pacific ... in fina l

game of season against Dayton, caught 4 passes for 113 yards with 3 going forTDs, incl uding a 75- yard TD bomb ... heav ily rec ruited out of Kamehameha Hi gh School where he was 2nd Team All -State in football and baseball ... home– town is Lahaina, Maui (HI ). Maj or: Business.

Ching Career Receiving Stats: Ave. 915 550 1465

Rec. 48 24 72

Year 1997 1996 Total

TD 12 6 18

l&n& 70 (TD vs. Azusa) 75 (TD vs. Dayton) 75

19.1 22.9 20.3

Meet~ he Toreros -------~-8

Travis Dellinger returns for his fourth and final year with the Toreros ... a starter at invert in 1997, he was the team's third leading tackler with 76 (36 unassisted) ... led team in tackles vs. Azusa (11) and Drake (13) ... his 11 yard interception return for a touchdown versus Drake gave Toreros its first lead of game at 25-24 in 4th quarter -- USD went on to win 39-30; Dellinger earned PFL Defensive Player of the Week honors for his play ... in season finale, came up with two interceptions ... a steady performer, Travis gives the defense a lot of experience ... during the 1996 season he totaled 55 tackles (24 solos) to go with 5 tackles for loss, 4 pass deflections and 2 interceptions ... he led team in win over California Lutheran with 11 tackles ... he posted a team-best 14 tackles (4 solo) at Drake ... he came up with a big interception in season-finale against Dayton ... was recruited by Colorado, San Diego State and Fresno State ... from nearby Oceanside, California, he prepped at University of San Diego High School where they were league and CIF champs in 1994 ... senior year was selected 1st Team All-CIF and 1st Team All-Western League. Major: Urban Studies; Minor: Business.

Travis Dellinger #21 SR Invert

Dan Hamann , a three-year letterman on the USD football team, returns for his fourth and final season with the Toreros ... a projected starter in 1998, he will see considerable playing time on the defensive line ... in 1997 he appeared in 7 games with starts in four contests ... he posted 3 tackles in opening win against Azusa Pacific and tallied 2 against Wagner ... missed four contests due to injury ... chose USD for its location, academics and football program ... from nearby Poway, California, Dan prepped at Rancho Bernardo High School where he lettered in football and track & field ... he was a member of the 1995 squad that went 12-1, won the Palomar League championship, and the CIF title. Major: Business Administration Minor: Computer Science.

Dan Hamann #34 SR DL

Mike Hartshorne enters his fourth and final season with the Toreros ... a 1997 starter on the defensive front, Mike also saw considerable playing time his first two seasons with Toreros ... a 1997 PFL All-Academic selection on defense, Mike tallied 11 tackles, 3 for losses, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery ... a key returner on defense who will add to the team's depth and experience ... very strong with excellent lower-body strength ... started two games in 1996 and finished the season with 5 tackles (3 solo), two quarterback sacks (-12 yards), two tackles for loss (-12 yards) ... in '96 opener at Chico State, Mike totaled 3 tackles and combined for 1 1/2 sacks ... he prepped at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona ... he ~ttered in football all four years ... his senior team went 9-2 and were co-champs in the 5A Southern League ... he was selected First Team All-League and 2nd Team All-State ... junior year was All-Conference and the recipient of the school's student-athlete award. Major: Electrical Engineering; Minor: Math.

Mike Hartshorne #74 SR DL

Kevin Hawes returns for his senior season after starting at inside linebacker in 1997 ... he started 10 contests and finished with 43 tackles (6 tackles for losses) and 1 interception (vs. Redlands) ... posted a career-best 8 tackles versus Butler, and notched 6 tackles in four other games ... his first two seasons he was slowed by injuries, first getting knocked out his freshman year with a knee injury; and in ' 96 was slowed by a stress fracture he suffered during camp ... a versatile player who can play up or down ... during his freshman campaign he appeared in four contests with 7 tackles and 1 quarterback sack ... he prepped at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California where he earned All-City and All-League honors at linebacker ... senior year team went 12-1 and won the league championship ... he also lettered in wrestling ... was also recruited by Saint Mary's and Montana ... his father, Michael, played football at Xavier University. Major: Business.

Kevin Hawes #44 SR ILB

Matt Hawkins enters his fourth and final campaign where he will be counted on to anchor the offensive line at center ... is one of three returning starters from the 1997 squad where he saw most of his action at the guard position ... had his most consistent summer of strength & conditioning training in 1998 -- improved his squat by 50 pounds (415) during summer; increased 46% in three years ... in 1996 he started at both guard positions and even played some at center ... from Orange, California, Matt prepped at Servite College Preparatory ... in his senior year the football team went 11-4, won the Goldenwest League title and were CIF runner-ups for Division 5 schools ... he lettered both his junior and senior campaigns, also earning the Angelus Award his senior year ... his brother Jon played football at Claremont McKenna, while his brother Tom played baseball at the University of .North Carolina ... enjoys fishing as a hobby. Major: Business Procurement & Finance. Minor: Philosophy.

Matt Hawkins #59 SR OL

Meet The Toreros ------~9

Kerry Peoples enters his senior season with the Toreros on the defensive side of the ball ... will start at linebacker in 1998 ... last season tallied 41 tackles, 1QB sack, 6 tackles for losses, and 1interception (Valparaiso) with 5 starts in 9 contests ... career-best 11 tackles versus Cal Lu ... added 7 tackles against Redlands .. . in 1996 he started the first 3 games before being lost to a hamstring injury in game three at Drake .. . finished season with 9 tackles (5 solo) ... tallied 8 tackles against Cal Lutheran in game two ... his playing time was limited in 1995 after he broke his wrist-- he came back to play at the end of the season ... in four '95 contests he was in on 6 tackles .. . prepped at Loara High School in Anaheim, California where he was an All-County (Los Angeles) linebacker ... he was also a two-time All-League performer and team captain ... hobbies include surfing and weight lifting ...summer of 1998 interned with local mortgage banking firm. Major: Business Administration.

Kerry Peoples #19 SR LB

Dan Ritter returns for his 4th and final season as an offensive lineman with the Toreros ... is projected to see considerable playing time at strong guard in 1998 ... this past season played back-up at both strong guard and center ... prepped at Barron A. Collier High School where he was a three-sport letterwinner in football, wrestling, and track & field ... football team finished 11-3 and were District co– Champs with a final state ranking of 5th ... team captain in both wrestling and football ... brother (Richard) played football at Indiana State ... dad (Dan), a Torero football assistant for the offensive line in 1985, also was head coach/athletic director at University of San Diego High School, and an assistant at Indiana State University for nine years ... chose USD for educational opportunities .

Dan Ritter #66 SR OL

Major: Business Administration.

Lukas Smart returns for his 4th year at USD as a defensive lineman ... a two-year starter, he will anchor the defensive front in 1998 .. . last season he started 9 contests and finished with 26 tackles (3 for loss) and 1 fumble recovery ... season-best 5 tackles versus Azusa; posted 4 tackles in three other games ... in 1996 he started all 10 games, finishing with 36 tackles (23 solo) ... also had team-best 6 quarterback sacks (-35), 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries .. . recorded 5 solo tackles in season-opener at Chico State ... tallied 6 tackles and 1 fumble recovery versus Cal Lutheran ... added 6 tackles and I quarterback sack at Saint Mary's ... posted 2 1/2 sacks for-16 yards in win over Whittier College ... a native San Diegan whose hometown is Coronado, Lukas prepped at Coronado High where he was team MVP, an All-Region Blue-Chip honoree and First Team All-League his senior year ... also lettered in track & field. Major: Business Economics; Minor: English.

Lukas Smart #95 SR DL

Tennyson Tom returns for his second season with the Toreros defensive unit ... last season he started 8 of 10 contests at linebacker finishing with 51 tackles (22 unassisted), 2 QB sacks, 5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1blocked kick and 2 pass deflections ... the 51 tackles ranked sixth on the team and ranks 4th on the list for '98 returners ... he posted 10 tackles twice last season against Drake and Wagner ... he also added 7 stops against Azusa Pacific and Redlands ... from Kaneohe, Hawaii, Tennyson prepped at Kamehameha Schools where he was a three-time Honorable Mention ILH (Interscholastic League of Honolulu) football player .. . his brother (Douglas) was a three-year starter at defensive tackle for the San Diego Aztecs between 1993-95. Major: Politcal Science; Minor: Philosophy .

Tennyson Tom #48 SR LB

Kris Eggert returns for his third season with the Toreros on defense ... a two-year letterman at the defensive back position, last season Kris appeared in seven contests where he totaled 21 tackles (7 solo) ... best outings came against Cal Lutheran (5 tackles) and Butler (4 tackles) ... from Vashon Island, Washington, Kris prepped at Vashon Island High School where he was an All-League performer in both football and baseball .. . he participated in the All-State game his senior year in football ... chose USD for its location and academics ... has made the Dean' s List at USD three times (Fall, '96; Spring '97 & '98). Major: International Relations; Minor: Business Administration.

Kris Eggert #40 JR CB

Kaeo Gouveia returns for his third season with the Toreros where he will start at cornerback ... last season he finished 5th in tackles (66) and first in interceptions (5) ... he earned PFL Defensive Player of the Week honors in the Toreros last two games against Whittier (2 interceptions including 46 yard return for TD) and Wagner (11 tackles; 2 interceptions for 30 yards) ... he also tallied 10 stops against Evansville and Valparaiso ...he was named a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for November ... he played a decent amount his freshman year (1996) at cornerback and was a key contributor ... finished 14th on the team in tackles with 16 (5 solo) .. . he played in 9 games with 3 starts ... he tallied 4 tackles (1 solo) at Butler ... he chipped in 3 tackles in win at Azusa Pacific ... had a big interception against Valparaiso in the first quarter that ended their drive, and ultimately was a key play in team's 10-7 PFL victory ... from Kailua, Hawaii, prepped at Kamehameha High School where he lettered in both football and baseball ... in football was 2nd Team All-State and 2nd Team All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu ... twin brother (Kelii) plays football at La Verne. Major: Business Administration.

Kaeo Gouveia #27 JR CB

David Lembo enters his third season with the Torero offensive unit ... a two-year letterman, David backed up Jared Keo at fullback ... he appeared in 9 games last season finishing with 136 yards on 30 carries (4.5 yards per carry average) .. . he busted loose for a 27 yard gain against Azusa Pacific, finishing the game with 41 yards on 7 carries ... he rushed for 24 yards in win over Redlands, adding an 18-yard gain along the way .. . caught a4-yard TD pass from Mike Stadler in season finale against Wagner ... in 1996 he appeared in 6 games, finishing with 26 yards (long of 10 yards vs. Cal Lu) ... a two-sport letterwinner at USD, David also plays baseball where this past season he batted .333 in 22 games ... he prepped at Mesa High School in Mesa, Arizona -- his senior year the football team went 10-0, won the East Valley Conference and finished first in the state rankings ... he was a First Team All-State selection ... baseball team won two East Valley Conference titles and twice he was named Honorable Mention All-

David Lembo JR FB

Major: Business .


Khalid Maxie enters his third season with the Toreros .. . moves to wide receiver in 1998 after playing defensive back in '97; could also see action on special teams on returns ... last year played in all 11 games finishing with 14 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 pass break-ups ... posted4 stops against Saint Mary's ... in 1996 as a freshman saw action on both sides of the ball at defensive back and wide receiver ... in five games caught 5 passes for 41 yards with a long of 12 versus Saint Mary ' s ... defensively finished with 6 tackles, l pass deflection and 1 interception ... he returned the interception 20 yards in win over Cal Lu ... in season final , caught 2 balls against Dayton for 12 yards .. . prepped at Montclair HS where he was a two-time All-Mt. Baldy League selection at both receiver and defensive back ... was a CIF qualifier in both wrestling and track. Major: Education; Minor: Leadership.

Khalid Maxie #3 JR WR

Kona Nakanelua enters his third season with the Toreros .. . a two-year letterman, Kana started last season at offensive tackle ... played key role with offensive line that posted four games without allowing a quarterback sack, and six other contests with just one ... holds offensive line records for Clean and Jerk exercises; had very solid spring and summer of training ... personal bests include clean (270), jerk (344), squat (430) and bench press (345) .. . chose USD for its academics, diversity of activities and location to Hawaii ... from Kaneohe, Hawaii , Kana prepped at St. Louis High where senior year the team went 12-1 and were ranked Ist in the state ... 2nd Team All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu and 3- time scholar-athlete ... also played baseball in high school ... enjoys beach activities San Diego provides and weight lifting ... brother (Mahoe) plays baseball at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. --------.. Major: Business.

Kona Nakanelua #72 JR OL

Eric Rossitto enters his junior season with the USD football program ... projected to see considerable playing time at receiver this season with four of top five receivers gone from '97 club ... prepped at Placer High School where he was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball ... over his final two seasons, the football team went 18-2, won two Sierra Foothill League titles and were ranked as high as 6th in the state ... senior year was named Defensive Player of the Year and was a two– time 1st Team All-Sierra Foothill League performer ... chose USD for its academics. Major: Business; Minor: Biology.

Eric Rossitto #84 JR WR


Meet The Toreros

Wade Van Dusen returns for his junior year after starting all 11 games last season at free safety ... finished second on team in tackles with 83, and is the leading returner in that department ... led team in tackles in five contests, three times tallying 11 stops (Azusa, Evansville and Wagner) ... in 1996 turned in 3 starts at end of freshman season, finishing the year with 2 1 tackles (9 solo), 1 fumble recovery, 1 pass break-up and 1 interception .. he had 3 tackles to go with his interception in win over Whittier College ... in team's season finale he totaled 14 tackles (4 solo) in PFL game against Dayton ... from nearby El Cajon, California, Wade prepped at Granite Hills High School where he was All-Grossmont League his senior year at linebacker. Major: Communications; Minor: Business Administration.

Wade Van Dusen #49 JR FS

Damion Womack enters hi s junior year at USO and second athletic campaign with the Torero football program ... sat out the 1996 season ... moves to the defensive side of the ball in 1998 where he will play cornerback ... last season as a running back, he appeared in six games, rushing 16 times for 40 yards (2.5 yards per carry) ... in season-opening win against Azusa, Damion ru shed 3 times for 17 yards with a long gain of 10 yards ... also netted a 9-yard sprint against Dayton Flyers ... from Seaside, California, Damion prepped at Monterey High School where he was a three-sport letterwinner in football , basketball and track ... senior year was the recipient of the 'Golden Helmet Award' ... chose USO for academics and football. Major: Business Administration.

Damion Womack #22 SO CB

Oscar Arzu enters his sophomore season with the Toreros where he is expected to see playing time at tailback .. . last season appeared in six games, finishing with 17 carries for 52 yards (3.1 yards per carry average) ... his two best outings came in Pioneer Football League contests -- he rushed 8 times for 29 yards with a long of7 yards in Torero win over Evansville, and he rushed for 15 yards against Valparaiso on two carries with a season-long scamper of 14 yards ... from Baldwin Park, California, Oscar prepped at Sierra Vi sta High School where in his senior year he fini shed second in the state in rushing with 3,320 yards and 44 touchdowns ... born and lived in Belize until he was nine years old ... first time he played organized football was at high school level ... chose USO for strong academics. Major: Electrical Engineering.

Oscar Arzu #37 SO TB

Joel Gonzalez enters hi s sophomore season with the Toreros where he will again start on the offensive line at guard ... played key role on offensive line in 1997 that posted four games without al – lowing a quarterback sack, and six other contests with just one ... had a productive summer of training - - improved lifts on the average of 15-20% in his first year in program ... from Stockton, California, Joel prepped at Tokay High School where in hi s senior year the football team went 9-2 and won the San Joaquin Athletic Association league title ... he was a two-time winner in the following categories for hi s junior and senior seasons (1995 & 1996): All-Area Lineman of the Year, the team 's Lineman of the Year, and First Team All-SJAA ... also recruited by Colorado State, Montana State and UC Davis ... Joel enjoys weight lifting and playing basketball ... chose USO for its strong academic reputation.

Joel Gonzalez #61 SO OL

Major: Undeclared.

Joe Hampton returns for his second season where he is slotted for the starting tailback spot in the Toreros backfield ... in 1997 finsihed as the Toreros leading rusher with 556 yards on 120 carries (4.6 yards per carry) .. . earned the starting tailback position second half of the season, finishing with 4 starts in 9 games ... his break-out game came against Butler where he carried the ball 16 times for 80 yards with a long of 15 yards ... three games later he busted loose for 127 yards, including a 70-yard TD sprint, in team 's win at Valparaiso ... against Whittier he carried a season high 31 times against the Poets, finishing with 130 yards and 2 scores .. . in the season final against Wagner he netted 96 yards, including a 75-yard TD sprint ... over final three games in 1997,Joe averaged 117.7 yards a game ... from Seattle, Washington, Joe prepped at Lakeside High where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track (All-Metro in all sports). Major: Business Finance; Minor: Politcal Science.

Joe Hampton #25 SO TB

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