Yowell and Brickley Earn National Recognition In Football

Sept. 20, 2000


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Junior quarterback Scott Brickley and junior defensive tackle Justin Yowell have been named to the NCAA-1AA Independent National Honor Roll for their play in JU's 13-6 loss to Tusculum Saturday at Milne Field. It is the first national honors for the Dolphins this season.

Brickley, a junior college transfer from Dodge City (Kan.) Community College, completed 19-of-43 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in first start subbing for injured starter Gary Cooper. Brickley's 19 completions were the third most in a single game in school history, while the 43 attempts set a school single-game record.

Yowell led the Dolphin defense with eight tackles, including five solo stops, and posted two sacks for a loss of 19 yards as JU held Tusculum to a season-low 221 yards of total offense. The former All-America defensive lineman also had three tackles for loss (-21 yards) and three quarterback hurries as the Dolphins recorded 14 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Yowell currently ranks first all-time at JU with 15 career sacks.

The Dolphins are off this week before returning to action against Austin Peay on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at Milne Field. Area youngsters will have an opportunity to experience the college game-day atmosphere as part of the "Take a Kid to the Game" program. There will be a free football and cheerleading clinic at 11 a.m. at Milne Field and all children 16 and younger will receive a free ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Parents will also receive a free child identification program kit upon entering the field. JU is one of more than 150 schools across the nation participating in the campaign focused on attracting more of the nation's youths to college games.

JU Football Notes: The Dolphins rank fourth in the nation this week in punt returns averaging 25.0 yards a return in three games. Junior Brett Palmi ranks second in the country with a 26.6 yard-per-return-average, including a 64-yard return for a touchdown in the season opener against Lenoir-Rhyne...After forcing 31 turnovers last season, the Dolphins have forced nine throught the first three games, including two interceptions by junior free safety Tyrone Wright. JU has intercepted a pass in 11 straight games dating back to last season.