Jeremy Burrows talks about his All-Star game experience

Senior offensive lineman Jeremy Burrows recently played in the D3 Senior Classic All Star Game.  The game took place in Salem, Virginia which is the home of the NCAA division III National Championship game.  The game featured the best players in the country at the NCAA division III level.  Jeremy took some time for an interview to tell us about his experience.

How was the experience?
“The experience as a whole was awesome. Playing alongside and competing with the best D3 players in the nation was one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had playing the game of football.”

How were the practices?
“Honestly, the practices were pretty similar to how GC runs their Thursday practices. We went over new plays, did some individual drill work, came together as a team and did a "thud" scrimmage, and then went through all the special teams. We did this two times on Thursday before the game and then had a walk through on Friday, the morning of the game.”

How were the other players’ abilities?
“Playing in an all-star game, the talent definitely jumped quite a bit from what i was used to in the UMAC, but this definitely made the game more fun to play in. Both teams were loaded with talent. I believe we had 8 1st team all-Americans and one Gagliardi trophy finalist on our defensive side alone. Just to give some perspective, as an offensive lineman at 6'3" 290lbs, i was on the smaller side of the lineup...”

What did you learn?
“I learned that all the hard work that I put in during my 4 years here at GC has paid off tremendously. I learned not only how blessed I am, but how fortunate I am that God gave me the want and desire to come this far with my career. When I was a scrawny 225lb freshman, I never that that I would become an "all-American."

What was your favorite part of the experience?
“My favorite part of the experience would definitely have to be playing under the lights on a Friday night one last time, and beating the North squad. The food was pretty amazing all week as well.”

How did the game go?
“We (the South) won 37-21.”

What are your football plans now?
“Right now, my plans are to keep training and hopefully attend a couple combines in the spring to get my name out there. I have been in contact with some European teams already, but I am going to finish my degree before i even consider any offers. There is going to be a lot of decisions coming up that I will have to make, but I’m just going to keep doing I what I do best and work…then let God sort the rest out.”

Burrows (South Team #75) is pictured above along with other all-star game participants.           


Season ends.. Then what?


Burrows to play in D3 Senior Classic

First Team All-Conference OL Jeremy Burrows will participate in the 4th annual Division III Senior Classic Game. Burrows is a 3-time All-Conference offensive lineman. During his senior season, Jeremy helped lead a young Greenville team to an 8-2 overall record, share of the conference championship, and the first post-season win in school history. That win came in a 28-27 overtime thriller against Northwestern College (MN) on Nov. 17th.

The all-star game will be held at the site of the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship game at the Salem Civic Center, in Salem, Virginia. Kickoff is slated for 7 pm EST on Friday, December 7th, 2012. Burrows will wear #75 and represent the South team.

You can watch the game live here.

The D3 Senior Classic has been the premier all-star experience for Division III football players since its inception in 2009. Each year, the D3 Senior Classic provides its participants and their families with a memorable experience including a banquet to pay tribute to their outstanding football careers.

The Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) sponsored event brings together some of Division III’s best each December to compete in a North vs. South format all-star game. These players have earned the honor to play against their best peers in a showcase for all to recognize the talent laden D-III football level. Co-founder of the D3 Senior Classic, Peter St. Lawrence was quoted as saying, “The 2012 edition of the D3 Senior Classic game may be the greatest assembly of Division III senior football talent ever to play in a single game.”


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2012 UMAC Post Season Awards Announced

Greenville College Football was well represented as the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) announced their 2012 football postseason awards.  Greenville had five first team all-conference selections in this year’s UMAC awards.

JR RB Immanuel Gamble (St. Louis, MO), JR QB Brendan Chambers (San Clemente, CA), JR DB Bryce Wright (Peoria, AZ), SR OL Jeremy Burrows (Salem, OR), and SR OL Trendon Amuzie (Grass Valley, CA) were all named to the All-Conference First team.  

RB Immanuel Gamble was also recognized at the UMAC’s Offensive Player of the Year.  Gamble rushed for a conference leading 1073 yards on the season (119.2 yards per game average) and 11 touchdowns. 

QB Brendan Chambers also had an impressive season in which he finished the season with 1011 yards passing with 8 passing touchdowns.  Chambers completed 53.6% of his passes which placed him 3rd in the UMAC in completion percentage.  Chambers also rushed for 685 yards rushing and a UMAC leading 13 rushing touchdowns.  This is the 2nd consecutive season that Chambers has been recognized as a UMAC first team All-Conference selection. 

Bryce Wright had a very impressive season at safety leading the Panther defense in tackles.  Wright recorded 61 total tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 interception returned for a touchdown.  This is Wright’s first season playing defense for the Panthers.  He made the transition from running back to safety in the spring.

Senior offensive linemen Jeremy Burrows and Trendon Amuzie had very impressive senior seasons in which they paved the way for an offense that finished 1st in the UMAC and  5th in the NCAA in rushing at 314 yards per game.  They also led an offensive line that was 1st in the UMAC and 15th in NCAA in  sacks allowed, allowing only 7 sacks on the season.  This is the 3rd time that Burrows has been recognized as a UMAC all-conference selection and the 2nd for Amuzie.  

Joining the Panthers as an all-conference selection was FR OL Nicholas Cisneros (Stockton, CA). Cisneros was named a second team all-conference selection.  Cisneros provided a great boost to the Panthers interior line starting every conference game at center.  

Greenville finished the regular season at 7-1 in UMAC play (7-2 overall) earning a co-conference championship.  Greenville will wrap up the 2012 season on Saturday, November 17th as they host Northwestern College (MN) in the NCCAA Victory Bowl.  Kickoff is scheduled for 12 pm (CST). 

To see the complete 2012 UMAC All-Conference Team click here .


Greenville to Host Northwestern College in 2012 Victory Bowl

Greenville College Football is pleased to announce that they have been accepted as a participant in the NCCAA Victory Bowl.  Greenville’s 27-16 win over Northwestern College last Saturday moved the Panthers into 1st place in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) standings.  The NCCAA is comprised of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA Christian colleges from around the country.  In an interesting occurrence Greenville’s opponent will be Northwestern College.  Heading into last Saturday’s game, the Northwestern Eagles were the 1st place team in the NCCAA standings with Greenville sitting in 2nd.  The win for the Panthers over the Eagles last Saturday secured the opportunity to host the bowl game and moved the Eagles into 2nd place.  The game will take place on Saturday, November 17th at 12pm (CST) at Francis Field in Greenville, IL.  
Both teams will take part in a Christian Service Project on Friday November 16th, as well as attend a banquet that evening.  Fans and family are encouraged to come cheer on the Panthers in their last game of the 2012 season.  Following the game on Sunday, November 18th, the annual EMAP Awards Banquet will take place at 2:30pm in Ladue Auditorium.  Family members of players are invited and encouraged to attend the event that highlights the accomplishments and triumphs of the 2012 season. 


Greenville Wins UMAC Co-Conference Championship

The Greenville College Panthers 27-16 win over Northwestern College on Saturday gave the Panthers a share of the conference championship with a 7-1 conference record.  This is the 3rd time in 4 years that the Panthers have stood atop the UMAC standings.  The win gave the Panthers a 33.3% chance at representing the conference in the NCAA division III playoffs, but a random draw conducted on Saturday night went to the College of St. Scholastica.   There is still a possibility that the Panthers 2012 season will end in a post-season bowl bid to the NCCAA Victory Bowl.


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Homecoming Food Drive

A BIG Thank You for all your support at our recent food drive! Our Greenville Panthers hosted a food drive at the homecoming game and it was a great success! The local food pantry in Bond County was incredibly grateful for all the donations that came in! There will be lots of local families blessed by your generosity! So thank you to those who donated food, personal items and cash, thanks to those who volunteered their time to collect the food and thanks to those who helped unload the food! We couldn't have done it without you! God is good and really does meet all of our needs!


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Homecoming and Senior Day!

Homecoming and Senior day are my absolute favorites game each year, and this year they are the same day! The atmosphere of a homecoming game is untouched throughout the rest of the season. The opportunity to see former players, meet their wives and snuggle their babies...for this coach's wife, it is a HUGE joy. It is also a time to be rejuvenated. We as a staff get to hear from our alum about how they are still practicing the principles learned at Greenville College and how they apply them in their every day lives. We hear how EMAP translates in the office, ministry and in families all across the country. Senior day is always such a special day, a chance to honor our seniors for several hard fought years on the field. A chance to hear them reflect on their time at Greenville and to pass along their encouragements those who will soon fill their shoes.

Last year 2 traditions were added to the homecoming and senior day festivities. The first is the Alum vs. JV game. I was on the Alumni sidelines last year for the majority of the game. I still smile thinking of all the players spanning several years embracing the opportunity to go out and take another chance to suit up and hit someone. If you haven't yet, I would encourage you to read Jake Admunson's article in the media guide this year. Jake will be back, along with several other alum. In this 25th year of football here at Greenville College it would be amazing to see the Alumni sideline double from last year. If you haven't yet registered to play you can do so here http://bit.ly/Q2CMST. This year after the game all the Alumni, families and friends are invited to join the team on Scott Field for an all campus dinner.

Another tradition that began last year was the opportunity for dad's to join their sons for breakfast in the dining commons for a pre-game meal. This meal is a hearty one at a cost of $6 per male attender. We say it's a meal for dad's, but grandfathers, uncles, cousins and brothers are also welcome. While our guys are eating the women will gather at Adam's Brothers Music and Coffee (on the square in Greenville on Second St) for a brunch. This meal is complementary so an RSVP is required for attendance. Both meals will begin at 9am, giving the families plenty of time to get a great seat before kick off at 1pm. RSVP's can be done here http://bit.ly/QVSpxb. Please be our guests this weekend. Coach Walker and I are looking forward to hearing your personal EMAP story. Go Panthers!

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2012 Championship Play Championship Lives Bowl

For the second time in Greenville College Football history there will be a chance for former players to suit up and return to Francis Field. Their opponent will be the 2012 JV team. The game will take place on the Friday of homecoming weekend, Friday October 19th. Kickoff is at 4:30 PM.

Any and all alumni are welcome to play in the 2nd annual “Championship Play Championship Lives Bowl”. To secure your spot on the roster you need to simply fill out the form from the following link http://bit.ly/Q2CMST . If you have any other questions pertaining to the game you contact coach Aaron Mingo by emailing him at aaron.mingo@greenville.edu .

It will be interesting to see how the super talented players from the past match up against the current Panthers. Will old age and rust prevent them from shining? Or will the years of experience be enough to pull out another victory? 

No matter the outcome there are three things that will definitely happen; Fun will be had, old age will show, and lack of cardiovascular fitness will result in the overuse of Pep.

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