September 11, 2008

"100 for 100" Voting Continues Through Sept. 21

Sept. 11, 2008

Fan voting will continue through Sept. 21 for the top players by position in Eastern Washington University football history as the school commemorates the 100th year of football on the campus in Cheney, Wash.

Earlier this summer, the athletic department named 100 of the top players in school history to the "100 for 100" All-Time Football Team. Players on the squad will be honored on Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame/"100 for 100" Day on Sept. 27, 2008, in conjunction with EWU’s Big Sky Conference football game with Idaho State.

Nearly 500 votes have been cast so far, and, interestingly, all 100 of the 100 players have receivedvotes. The ballot, as well as lists and stories of on the "100 for 100" team, is available at: http://WWW.GOEAGS.COM. The top players by position will be announced on Sept. 28 during the EWU-ISU game, which is televised regionally on Altitude Sports and Entertainment.

The "100 for 100" team, as well as four new members of the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame, will be honored in ceremonies that will take place on Sept. 27. Besides the game, the inductees and "100 for 100" team will be honored with a breakfast and ceremony that starts at 9 a.m. on Sept. 27 at the Pence Union Building. The public is invited to attend (RSVP to 509-359-2463 or 1-800-648-7697) and the cost is $15 per person.

The new inductees include former Eastern All-America football player and National Football League offensive tackle Kevin Sargent, who is also a member of the "100 for 100" team. Besides Sargent, other former players who spent time with NFL clubs expected back for the "100 for 100" recognition include Kurt Schulz, Jeff Ogden, Ed Simmons, Tom Ackerman, Trent Pollard, Eric Stein, Scott Garske, Herm Pein and 2005 Walter Payton Award winner Erik Meyer.

Other former Eagles who went on to professional careers scheduled to return include Jackie Kellogg, Joey Cwik, Harry Leons, Tony Brooks, Jason Marsh, Tommy Williams and Raul Vijil. In addition, 91-year old Dick Maurstad will be among the total of about 50 "100 for 100" players returning.

The other Hall of Fame inductees include the current head professional at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane, Wash., Gary Lindeblad. Lindeblad competed at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Championships all four years he was at Eastern.

The other two inductees were gymnastics coaches at Eastern, including men’s coach Jack Benson and women’s coach Maxine Davis. Benson also competed in gymnastics for Eastern, and in 1962 competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships

Legendary basketball coach Chuck Randall, the inventor of the collapsible basketball rim, will also be recognized on Sept. 27 as this year’s recipient of the Eastern Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.

Established in 1996, this year’s inductees will bring the total number of individuals in the Hall of Fame to 45. Five teams have also been inducted. More information on the Hall of Fame may be found at: http://goeags.cstv.com/hallfame.

 

 "100 for 100" All-Time Team

#Member of Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame

Offensive Linemen (26)
Tom Ackerman – Nooksack, Wash. – 1992-93-94-95
T.J. Ackerman – Nooksack, Wash. – 1995-96-97-98
Matt Alfred – Gig Harbor, Wash. – 2004-05-06-07
Jim Buzzard – Centralia, Wash. – 1995-96-97
Harold Fox – Vancouver, Wash. – 1991-92-93-94
Greg Gavin – Tonasket, Wash. – 1966-67-68-69
Luke Fritz – Osoyoos, B.C. – 1997-98-99-00
Rocky Hanni – Sumner, Wash. – 2004-05-06-07
Dick Huston – Wapato, Wash. – 1954-55-56-57
Claude Jones – Harrington, Wash. – 1929-30-31-32
Lance Knaevelsrud – Bellevue, Wash. – 1996-97-98-99
Mick Landmark – Kamiah, Idaho – 1964-65-66
Ron Mensinger – Kennewick, Wash. – 1956-57
Jeff Mickel – Edmonds, Wash. – 1985-86-87-88
Kevin Peterson – Port Orchard, Wash. – 1994-95-96-97
Chris Polinder – Lynden, Wash. – 1998-99-00-01
Jerry Stannard – Spokane, Wash. – 1929-30-31
Cece West – Chelan, Wash. – 1936-37-38-39
Peder Thorstenson – Seattle, Wash. – 1988-89-90-91
Barry Randall – Dorothy, Alberta – 1965-66
Trent Pollard – Seattle, Wash. – 1990-91-92-93
Michael Roos – Vancouver, Wash. – 2001-02-03-04
Kevin Sargent – Bremerton, Wash. – 1988-89-90-91
Ray Satterlee – Longview, Wash. – 1939-40-41
#Ed Simmons – Seattle, Wash. – 1983-84-85-86
John Tighe – Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1979-80-81

Quarterbacks (8)
Josh Blankenship – Tulsa, Okla – 2002
#Bill Diedrick – Spokane, Wash. – 1965-66-67-69
Harry Leons – Olympia, Wash. – 1995-96-97
Erik Meyer – La Mirada, Calif. – 2002-03-04-05
Matt Nichols – Cottonwood, Calif. – 2006-07
Abe Poffenroth – Spokane, Wash. – 1936-37-38-39
Mark Tenneson – Sedro Woolley, Wash. – 1989-90-91-92
Rick Worman – Saratoga, Calif. – 1984-85

Running Backs (12)
Jack Barnes – Spokane, Wash. – 1933-34-35-36
Jesse Chatman – Seattle, Wash. – 1999-00-01
Mel Collins – Chowchilla, Calif. – 1969-70-71
Joe Kniffen – Sumner, Wash. – 1982-83-84-85
Dick Maurstad – Arlington, Wash. – 1936-37-38-39
#Meriel Michelson – Pasco, Wash. – 1947-48-49-50
Ralph Peterson – Cashmere, Wash. – 1931-32-33-34
Rex Prescott – Seattle, Wash. – 1994-95-96-97
#Mel Stanton – Spokane, Wash. – 1963-64-65
Don Strate – Davenport, Wash. – 1964-65-66
Jamie Townsend – Pasco, Wash. – 1984-85-86-88
Darius Washington – Mukilteo, Wash. – 2001-02-04

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends (13)
Wally Bannon – Colville, Wash. – 1933-34-35-36
Tom Bassett – Sunnyside, Wash. – 1974-75-76-77
Aaron Boyce – Kent, Wash. – 2006-07
Tony Brooks – Tacoma, Wash. – 1990-91-92-93
Scott Garske – Spokane, Wash. – 1971-72-73
Jesse Hardt – Odessa, Wash. – 1992-93-94-95
Tony Lenseigne – Moxee, Wash. – 1988-89-90-91
Jeff Ogden – Snohomish, Wash. – 1995-96-97
#Bob Picard – Omak, Wash. – 1968-69-71-72
Eric Riley – North Bend, Wash. – 1983-84-85-86
#Dave Svendsen – Sumner, Wash. – 1966-67-68
Bob Tosch – Cashmere, Wash. – 1939-40
Raul Vijil – Pasco, Wash. – 2002-03-04-05

Defensive Linemen (11)
Jeff Allen – Spokane, Wash. – 1997-98-99-00
Vern Garland – Concrete, Wash. – 1964-65-66-67
Paul Horak – Odessa, Wash. – 1965-66-67-68
Dan Moriarty – Seattle, Wash. – 1983-84-85-86
Greg Peach – Vancouver, Wash. – 2005-06-07
Dario Romero – Spokane, Wash. – 1997-98-99-00
Chris Scott – Wenatchee, Wash. – 1994-95-96-97
Ray Sheahan – Rosalia, Wash. – 1948-49-50
Frank Staudenraus – Ocean Park, Wash. – 1982-83-84-85
Craig Steinmetzer – Maple Valley, Wash. – 1991-92-93-94
Tommy Williams – Chicago, Ill. – 1991-92

Linebackers (11)
Dion Alexander – Federal Way, Wash. – 1992-93-94-95
Bill Altena – Yakima, Wash. – 1983-84-85-86
Greg Belzer – Chewelah, Wash. – 1997-98-99-00
Joey Cwik – Spokane, Wash. – 2002-03-04-05
Jason Marsh – Auburn, Wash. – 1991-92-93
Eric McIntyre – Spokane, Wash. – 1980-81
Jeff Metter – San Mateo, Calif. – 1982-83
Herm Pein – Addy, Wash. – 1946-47-48-49
Joe Peterson – Kirkland, Wash. – 1989-90-91-92
Derek Strey – Port Orchard, Wash. – 1993-95-96-97
Bill "Bink" Wall – Tekoa, Wash. – 1965-66-67

Defensive Backs (13)
Dean Adams – Manson, Wash. – 1964-65
Ed Fisher – Spokane, Wash. – 1967-68-69-70
Rob Friese – Lebam, Wash. – 1982-83-84-85
Jerry Kaiser – Seattle, Wash. – 1982-83
Jackie Kellogg – Tacoma, Wash. – 1990-91-92-93
Greg Kramer – Snohomish, Wash. – 1981-82
Jim Northcott – Spokane, Wash. – 1966-67-68
Maurice Perigo – Oak Harbor, Wash. – 1994-95-96-97
Mark Puyear – Granger, Wash. – 1980-81-82-83
Mike Richter – Newport, Wash. – 1971-73-74-75
#Kurt Schulz – Yakima, Wash. – 1988-89-90-91
Isaiah Trufant – Tacoma, Wash. – 2002-03-04-05
#Dick Zornes – Vancouver, Wash. – 1963-64-65-66

All-Purpose/Specialists (6)
Lamont Brightful – Everett, Wash. – 1998-99-00-01
Troy Griggs – University Place, Wash. – 1999-00-01
Eric Kimble – Tacoma, Wash. – 2002-03-04-05
Bashir Levingston – Seaside, Calif. – 1998
Craig Richardson – Seattle, Wash. – 1983-84-85-86
Eric Stein – Yakima, Wash. – 1984-85-86-87


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