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Juniata College Announces 2001 Football Recruits

(Posted June 21, 2001)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College head football coach Kevin Burke has announced that the following 38 recruits (37 freshman, 1 sophomore) will be in attendance when the Eagles open camp on Friday, August 17:

Name Pos Cl Ht Wt High School Hometown

Justin Adams ILB Fr. 5-10 185 Clearfield Clearfield

Bryan Babb OLB Fr. 6-0 180 St. Marys St. Marys

Allan Barch WR Fr. 6-3 170 Brookville Brookville

Matt Beck DB Fr. 5-6 180 Boiling Springs Carlisle

Paul Berry RB Fr. 5-10 200 North Hagerstown Hagerstown, MD

Robert Boudreau RB Fr. 5-11 195 Lower Dauphin Hummelstown

Cameron Bowser RB Fr. 5-10 190 Northern Bedford Loysburg

P.J. Brown OLB Fr. 6-2 200 Central Cambria Ebensburg

Ed Crahan OL Fr. 6-0 260 Ausable Valley Ausable, NY

Brandon Dieffenbach ILB Fr. 5-11 200 Conrad Weiser Robesonia

Christopher Dobrzanski RB Fr. 5-10 210 Hancock Hancock, MD

Ryan Donovan ILB Fr. 6-1 205 Catonsville Baltimore, MD

Matthew Drexler OL Fr. 6-0 220 Pottsgrove Pottstown

D.J. Dunmire DB Fr. 6-0 170 Camp Hill Camp Hill

Nathan Freitag FS Fr. 6-2 180 Chester-Hubbell Byron Hardy, NE

Keith Gard OL Fr. 6-0 230 East Pennsboro Enola

Matthew Garner RB Fr. 6-0 175 Bellwood-Antis Tyrone

Neil Gioiosa OLB Fr. 5-10 185 Bishop Guilfoyle Altoona

Drew Haerer ILB Fr. 6-0 200 Penns Valley Woodward

Adrian Huber OLB Fr. 5-11 200 Middletown Middletown

Mike Knill FB/DE So. 6-1 220 Red Land Lewisbury

Scott Kyper DB Fr. 5-10 185 Central Cambria Ebensburg

Jared Lucas WR Fr. 6-0 155 Upper Dauphin Elizabethville

Shannon Miller RB Fr. 5-10 180 Allegany LaVale, MD

Nathan Minarchick DL Fr. 5-11 220 Philipsburg-Osceola West Decatur

Brian Noland ILB Fr. 6-2 185 Westminster Westminster, MD

Michael Pennell DL Fr. 6-0 250 Shamokin Coal Township

Scott Peterson OL Fr. 5-10 225 Saegertown Saegertown

Jonathan Rissler ILB Fr. 5-7 190 Cocalico Stevens

Sean Scheler OL Fr. 6-3 220 Mount St. Joseph Ellicott City, MD

Jonathan Sheetz WR Fr. 5-11 150 Lewistown Lewistown

Jody Sherlock RB Fr. 6-1 210 Tussey Mountain Saxton

Mark Sweigart OLB Fr. 5-10 185 Red Land Etters

Greg Troutman QB Fr. 6-4 195 Meyersdale Meyersdale

Frank Varischetti OL Fr. 6-0 230 Brockway Brockway

Adam Wagner RB Fr. 5-10 175 Mifflinburg Mifflinburg

Frederick Wall WR Fr. 6-0 160 East Pennsboro Enola

Coach Burke enters his fourth season in charge of the blue and gold gridiron fortunes with a 12-18 three-year mark, including a 5-5 record in 1998 and 6-4 in 1999. The 6-4 record two seasons back was the best Juniata football performance since the 1990 club went 7-2-1.

Juniata, which is looking to improve on last fall's heart-breaking 1-9 overall record (including six losses by seven points or less) opens the 2001 season on Saturday, September 8 with a home game against FDU-Madison at 1:30 p.m.

Contact John Wall at or (814) 641-3132 for more information.