EACHUS SIGNS WITH KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
HAMILTON, N.Y. (4/28/12) – Former Colgate running back Nate Eachus officially signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League on Saturday, April 28, following the NFL Draft.
Eachus, who was an FCS consensus first team All-American and Walter Payton Award finalist, finished his career with 4,485 yards rushing and 53 touchdowns, both rank third all-time at Colgate.
Eachus had 317 carries for 1,871 yards and 21 touchdowns during the 2010 season and was named to the Sports Network/Fathead.com, AFCA, Walter Camp and AP All-American first teams. He was also the CFPA Elite Running Back of the Year and the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year.
Eachus earned Patriot League first team honors three times (2008-10) and set the League record for most rushing yards in a game with 291 against Cornell.
Eachus is the second Colgate running back to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs behind the 1987 Walter Payton Award winner and College Football Hall of Fame member Kenny Gamble ’88.
FOOTBALL HOLDS END OF SEASON AWARDS BANQUET
HAMILTON, N.Y. (2/13/12) – The Colgate University football team held its annual awards dinner Saturday night at the Hall of Presidents on campus.
Colgate head coach Dick Biddle announced the offensive and defensive MVP’s from the 2011 season to highlight the evening’s activities.
The Andy Kerr Trophy, awarded annually to the most valuable offensive player, was given to sophomore quarterback Gavin McCarney who completed 156 passes for 1,649 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, while carrying the ball 139 times for 750 yards and nine touchdowns.
McCarney led the Patriot League with 75 rushing yards per game, while finishing second in pass efficiency and touchdowns, third in total offense, and fourth in pass yards per game.
The Hal W. Lahar Trophy, awarded annually to the most valuable defensive player, was presented to senior linebacker Adam Lock who finished the season with 53 tackles, 6.5 for a loss, five sacks, and four forced fumbles. Lock was named CFPA national player of the week and Patriot League defensive player of the week for his performance against Cornell and was selected to the Patriot League Academic All-League team.
Other major awards were given to senior Dan Basil who received the Tom Dodge Unsung Hero Award, freshman kicker Joe Uglietto the Mark Rakowski Special Teams Award and John G. Sterzinar Jr. ’51 , who received the Jack Mitchell Loyalty Award.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/22/11) – Georgetown snapped the Raiders three-game winning streak with a 40-17 win in a front of a sellout crowd at Multi-Sport Field on Saturday. The loss was also the first ever for Colgate against Georgetown.
Both teams were held to under 300 yards of total offense as the Hoyas defense finally took control in the second half forcing three Raider turnovers. Colgate was led by Gavin McCarney, who compiled 136 yards of total offense, while Nate Eachus ran for 38 yards and one touchdown and caught four passes for 34 yards.
Freshman Ryan Smith, who entered the game in the third quarter, completed 7-of-10 passes for 65 yards and one score, while Siddiq Cornish recorded a career-high four receptions for 38 yards.
Georgetown (6-2, 2-1 PL) opened the scoring in the first quarter after Isaiah Kempf found Jamal Davis open for what looked like a short pass, but Davis broke four tackles and darted down the sideline for a 63-yard touchdown.
The Raiders nearly tied the game on the ensuing kickoff as freshman Jimmy DeCicco returned it 52 yards to the Hoyas 48-yard line where Brett Weiss made the touchdown saving tackle. Colgate then moved the ball down the field on six plays including a two-yard touchdown run by Eachus to tie the game 7-7.
The Raiders defense then forced Georgetown to punt on its next two possessions, but the offense couldn’t capitalize on it, with the score remaining tied heading into the second quarter.
Colgate (4-4, 0-2 PL) opened the second quarter with the ball and was close to entering the Hoyas territory, but elected to punt on fourth-and-one from its own 47-yard line. Georgetown then moved the ball down the field to the Raiders 12-yard line before the defense forced the Hoyas to settle for a field goal to make the score 10-7.
Colgate was then forced to punt on its next possession and this time Kevin Macari returned it 60 yards to the Raiders 11-yard line to setup the Hoyas offense. The Colgate defense was strong forcing the Hoyas to go for it on fourth-and-2, but Georgetown just managed to get the first down and then punched it in on the next play to extend its lead to 17-7.
Colgate’s offense was once again stifled this time being forced to punt from its own 12-yard line, giving the Hoyas good field position for the second straight drive. This time it only took Georgetown seven plays to move 46 yards to make the score 24-7.
The Raiders would move the ball 40 yards in the final minute of the half to setup freshman Joe Uglietto for a career-long, 43-yard field goal as time expired to make the score at halftime 24-10.
Georgetown opened the second half with the ball, but the Raiders defense held strong forcing a punt that was downed on the Colgate 11-yard line. The Raiders offense started to move the ball, as McCarney broke free for a 13-yard run on third-and-9, but threw an interception on the next third down attempt that was returned to the Colgate 29-yard line.
From there the Hoyas added another field goal to make the score 27-10. After another three-and-out by the Raiders offense and a short punt the Hoyas started at the Colgate 34-yard line and were able to kick another field goal to extend its lead to 30-10. DeCicco nearly scored again on the kickoff as he returned it 43 yards before he met Weiss for a second time.
The offense then picked up a pair of first downs as Smith entered the game to move the ball to the Georgetown 31-yard line, before Jeremy Moore picked off Smith at the 15-yard line. The Raiders defense then forced a three-and-out to end the quarter.
Colgate was again moving the ball to start the fourth quarter before Robert McCabe intercepted a Smith pass at the 50-yard line and returned it for a touchdown to make the score 37-10.
Colgate had its punt blocked on its next possession leading to a Georgetown field goal to increase the lead to 40-10, before Smith found Chris Looney open in the final minute of action for a 25-yard touchdown for the final score of the contest. The touchdown pass from Smith was the first of his career.
The Raiders will be back in action next Saturday when they host No. 7 Lehigh at Andy Kerr Stadium. The kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. and will be live on CBS Sports Network.