Top 5 Memories From 2010

2010 has been one of the most memorable years in the history of Greenville College Football. On this the last day of 2010 we wanted to look back and rank our top 5 EMAP memories.

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5. Coach Walker is named Head Coach

The first memory on our list came in late January 2010. This is when Greenville College selected their sixth head football coach in the program's history. Coach Walker, who served as assistant head coach since 2004, has been a member of Greenville's coaching staff since 2003. This was a top 5 memory because of the influence Coach Walker has had on the program, players and fans.

4. Shock & Awe (Spring and Fall)

The next memory on this list happened twice in 2010. The first was the start of spring practices in April. It was a great introduction to the current players to the intensity and effort the staff was going to demand from them. This introduction was given again in August during the first practice. A combination of P90X and grinders set the tone for a championship season.

3. Millikin JV Game

The third and most exciting JV game of the season is the next memory on the list. With only 1:29 left in the game Millikin had just scored to go up by 3. This was when freshman Immanuel Gamble returned the kickoff for a touchdown. Game, Panthers! This helped the JV team to a 3-1 record in 2010.

2. Dome Day/ UMAC Championship

Earning the second spot on this list was the game that clinched the Panthers 2010 UMAC championship. Playing in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota Greenville took on the talented Crown College Storm. It was freshman Ty Williams who stole the show with his 192 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns. Greenville won the game 51-20 and repeated as champions in 2010.

1. Panthers Sweep UMAC Awards

The final memory for 2010 for the Panthers came in November after the last games were played and the equipment was shelved for the year. When the all-conference award winners were named it was clear that everyone had seen what a great season the Panthers had in 2010. Greenville College won the UMAC Coach of the Year, Offensive, Defensive, Special Teams Player of the Year and Lineman of the year. It was a great honor for the entire team and college.

2010 was a great year for Greenville College Football. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for our players and coaches for 2011.

Happy New Year!


Merry Christmas from Coach Walker


Panthers in the All Amercian Bowl

Three seniors from the two-time UMAC Championship Greenville College Football team will play in the 2010 All American Bowl this Saturday in Minneapolis, MN.

RB Anthony Ambers (Apple Valley, CA) OL Tim Burroughs (Stanton, CA) and OL David Butler (West Frankfort, IL) will suit up in the last college game of their careers.

Players from every level of college football will compete and show off for next level scouts. There will be three games played on Saturday. The games will take place this Saturday December 18th. There will games at 11AM, 2PM and 5PM.

When asked about playing in the game Butler responded, “It is an awesome honor and a big step for Greenville to get on the national stage.”

This is the first time a Panther has played in the All American Bowl. For more information visit their website here.


Two Panthers Named to All-Region Team

Two seniors for the Greenville College Panthers were named to the D3football.com 2010 All-North Region Team. Running back Anthony Ambers (Apple Valley, CA) and offensive tackle David Butler (West Frankfort, IL) were both members of the All-North Region third team.

This is yet another award for a pair of seniors who shined in their final football season. Ambers was named UMAC Offensive Player of the Year to go along with his 1st Team All-UMAC spot.

Butler was also recognized as the best lineman in the UMAC in 2010. Receiving the coveted UMAC Lineman of the Year Award in addition to his spot on the 1st Team All-UMAC team.

Offensive coordinator Robbie Schomaker talked about both of the seniors, "Anthony Ambers was a workhorse for us this year as he accounted for 40% of our total offense from the Running back position. He was as good as any back in the nation this year and earned this award because of all the hard work he put in last off season. He was the best player on the field in almost every game he competed in for us. He is one of the best players to ever come through Greenville College."

"David Butler was the most dominant Offensive Lineman I have been around. The amount of improvement we saw in him from his Freshman year to now is a tribute to his work ethic. O-lineman usually do not stand out when you grade out other positions but I found myself watching him dominate his competition while grading out the skill position. He was a big reason we had the 8th most rushing yards in the nation this year."

This is the second consecutive year a member of the Greenville College Panthers has made a D3Football.com All-Region Team. In 2009 TE Zach Friedrich was named to the North Region Second Team.


Dome Day Highlights 2010

Watch the short version of the Dome Day Highlights

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