Franklin & Marshall-Dickinson Football Game Notes III - October 23, 2004

BACK IN BLOCKS: Defensive back Chris Santaniello (So., Somers Point, NJ/Mainland) could make history this year as he recorded three blocked kicks with two field goals and an extra point to tie John Schropp for the F&M single season record last year. Currently, he is on pace to reset the school career record of eight blocked kicks held by Schropp.

WHY IS F&M CALLED THE DIPLOMATS?: Franklin & Marshall College's nickname of Diplomats comes from New York Times sportswriter Arthur Daley who coined the name after watching Fordham come back in the fourth quarter behind NFL Hall-of-Famers Vince Lombardi and Alex Wojciechowicz to defeat F&M 14-7 at the Polo Grounds in the season-opening game of the 1935 season. Prior to the game, F&M teams were known as either "Nevonians" or "Big Blue". The name "Diplomats" was derived from the fact that F&M was five minutes late coming out of the locker-room to begin the second half, tardiness, according to Daley, "customary in the diplomatic services of both hemispheres."
DICKINSON COACH DARWIN BREAUX : With one of the best career winning percentages in Dickinson history, Darwin Breaux is back for his 12th season at the helm. During his first 11 seasons, Breaux compiled a 69-43-1 record and guided the Red Devils into post-season play three times, including the 1998 ECAC Southwest Championship. In 2001 he replaced Ed Sweeney with the most wins in the history of the program. Sweeney posted 56 wins from 1985-92. Breaux joined the Dickinson football staff in 1989 as offensive coordinator. In addition to those duties, he headed up the team's recruiting. Breaux took over as head coach before the start of the 1993 campaign and led the Red Devils to a berth in the ECAC Southwest Region Championship game. His 1994 team put together a school record 10-0 season and earned an NCAA Playoff appearance. For his efforts, he was named the AFCA South Region Coach of The Year. During his time at Dickinson, Breaux has coached 16 All-Americans. Before coming to Dickinson, Breaux was an assistant football coach at Gettysburg College, as well as serving as the Bullets' head golf and wrestling coach. He has also been a graduate assistant at West Chester University and coached at two high schools in his home state of Louisiana. A 1977 graduate of West Chester University, Breaux was a four-year member of the university's football squad and was on the golf team. Breaux's duties at Dickinson also include coaching men's golf and a teaching position within the Physical Education department. He lives in Boiling Springs with his wife and their two children.

F&M PROJECTED STARTERS:
OFFENSE
WR Derek Boyce (Jr., 6-0, 190, Lancaster, PA)
WR Rob Donofrio (So., 5-10, 170, Sea Girt, NJ)
TE Matt Mondonedo (So., 6-0, 220, Silver Spring, MD)
LT Jeff Pawlikowski (Jr., 6-2, 237, Bernville, PA)
LG Brian Rice (So., 6-2, 310, Rockville, MD)
C Jeff Gunn (Jr., 6-1, 235, Tunkhannock. PA)
RG Nick Maturi (So, 6-1, 255, Oakland, NJ)
RT Rory Regan (Jr., 6-3, 300, Waretown, NJ)
QB Jeff Harner (So., 6-2, 210, Mohrsville, PA)
TB Scott Stephen (Sr., 5-7, 180, Glen Rock, NJ)
FB Rick Dunlap (So., 5-9, 185, Boothwyn, PA)

DEFENSE
CB Matt Pastore (So., 5-10, 175, Ridgewood, NJ)
CB JC Capote (So., 5-10, 180, Ridgefield Park, NJ)
SS Ryan Carrozza (So., 5-10, 175, Cherry Hill, NJ)
FS Ryan Sychterz (Jr., 5-10, 176, Sinking Spring, PA)
DL Matt Capone (Sr., 6-1, 245, Scarsdale, NY)
DL Jack Duncan (Fr., 6-0, 255, Nottingham, PA)
DL Chris White (Sr., 6-0, 200, Vestal, NY)
LB TJ Scanlon (Jr., 5-9, 180, Avon, NJ)
LB George Farrell (Fr., 6-1, 220, Hatfield, PA)
LB Chris Stepien (Jr., 5-9, 175, Fairfield, NJ)
LB John Warnick (So., 6-2, 215, Rockville, MD)

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Dan Eggertsson (Sr., 6-1, 180, Royal Palm, FL)
P Dan Eggertsson (Sr., 6-1, 180, Royal Palm, FL)