1.12.2013

Where Are They Now?

Name: Dom Kegel
Position: QB
Years at GC: 2005-2008
Accolades/Achievements at GC:
1st Team All-Conference QB (2006 & 2007)
2nd Team All-Conference QB (2008)
Conference Player of the Year (2007)
NCCAA All-American
Ranked Top 25 NCAA All-purpose yards (2007)
7x Conference Player of the Week

Favorite Memory:
“So many memories to choose from. I think two of them stick out the most.. I was a freshman and my parents were only able to come out to see if the homecoming game. Up until this point I only played three or four games and mostly at WR. That week at practice I ask Coach Penner if it were possible to get in on one series because my folks were in town (Rookie move, I don't recommend asking your coach something like this). We were playing Concordia-Wisconsin in the biggest game of the year and we were down 13-7 in the 4th Quarter. Finally I got called in with a special package on offense. Rarely did we ever use the trick play we worked on during the week, but this was a dire situation. We needed a big play. Coach called a half-back pass. So I lined up at offset tail back and took a pitch from our 6'7" QB Lee Thompson going around the right side. I took a couple steps and pulled up to see our All-American high jumper, Bryson Taylor, had beaten his guy by 3 steps. I stepped up and let it fly. By the grace of God he hauled it in for a 60 yd TD. The crowd went nuts; I looked up and saw my family go crazy with excitement. But the most incredible feeling was when I ran back to the sideline and Lee picked me up into the sky like a champ. He was my role model and to see that something I did brought excitement and joy to his face made me feel incredible. To this day I have a hard time describing that feeling. I was so excited, moved to tears.”

Impact career at GC had on life:
“GC football didn't impact my life, it changed my life. I saw examples of many things while at Greenville. How to be a man, how not to be a man. How to work hard, how to be a servant warrior, but also what happens when we chose ourselves over others."

"Ultimately it was the relationships I developed while at GC that changed the course of my life. I saw great examples from the coaching staff and faculty of what it meant to be a man, husband, and father. My life would be much, much different if it weren't for GC. I don't even want to speculate.”

Since Graduation:
“I married an Air Force girl who had us in a few different states from New Mexico, Nebraska, and now Wisconsin. I played 3 years of Pro Football (2 in Europe, and 1 Arena team). Won the Swiss national championship in 2009 and was the player of the year in the Finnish top division in 2012. I worked out for NFL and CFL teams (Packers, Dolphins, Browns, Patriots, Allouettes, Stampede, Eskimos, and Tigercats)."

"But more importantly I am a husband and in four weeks I will be a father! I will do my best to raise my son with the same principles I was coached with at Greenville College. What an honor it is to be a panther.”

Below are highlights of Dom's career as a Greenville Panther:

1.03.2013

Chambers and Walker Headline list of Panthers named to All-NCCAA Team


On Wednesday, January 2nd  the 2012 ALL-NCCAA Football Team was announced.  In addition to their victory in the NCCAA Victory Bowl game, five Greenville College Panthers were named to the team.

Junior QB Brendan Chambers (San Clemente, CA) headlined the list as he was awarded as the National Offensive Player of the Year.  Chambers also received 1st Team All-NCCAA honors, and was the Offensive Player of the Game in the 2012 NCCAA Victory Bowl. 


Senior OL Jeremy Burrows (Salem, OR), Junior RB Immanuel Gamble (St. Louis, Mo), and Junior DB Bryce Wright (Peoria, AZ) were all named to the ALL-NCCAA 1st Team.   Senior OL Trendon Amuzie (Grass Valley, CA) was named to the ALL-NCCAA 2nd team.  


Head Coach Ordell Walker was also recognized by the NCCAA as he was named the NCCAA Head Coach of the Year.  Walker led Greenville to its first ever post-season win in school history this past season, and tied a program best 8-2 record.



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