New Bulldogs Introduced

New Bulldogs Introduced

29 Newcomers Join Football Program

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Twenty-nine student-athletes have been added to the 2015 Yale Football Roster as the Bulldogs welcome a talented and versatile group of newcomers.

 

The new Bulldogs include 28 freshmen and one sophomore. They cover nine positions, including seven defensive ends and five tight ends. Seven of them come from California and five are Ohio natives while 13 states are represented by the newcomers.

 
 

Click HERE for the newcomer roster PDF.

 

YALE FOOTBALL NEWCOMERS 2015

 

Ian Baker

 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 220

Year: Fr.

Hometown: North Canton, OH

High School: Hoover High School

Position: DE

Major: Economics

 

At Hoover: Six-time letter winner between football (3) and lacrosse (3)… 2014 first-team all-county and all-conference… Four-time academic letterman…

 

Personal: Ian Baker is the son of Thomas and Nancy Baker… Interested in economics and a career in corporate law… Enjoys studying history and politics…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1537099/highlights/205150383/v2

 

Jarett Balter

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 215

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Bellflower, CA

High School: Saint John Bosco

Position: LB

Major: Mechanical Engineering

 

At Saint John Bosco: Captain of 2014 sectional championship team… 2014 first-team all-league… Three-time letter winner… Played rugby and track and field… Scholar-Athlete Award… Principals Award…

 

Personal: Jarett Balter is the son of William and Royanna Balter… Interested in mechanical engineering and the automotive industry…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1913311/highlights/175777381/v2

 

 

Daniel Debner

 

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ

High School: Manalapan High School

Position: RB/DB

Major: Economics

 

At Manalapan: Captain of 2014 state championship team… Eight-time letter winner between football (4) and track (4)… Football first-team all-district… All-state honorable mention… Four-time Scholar-Athlete Award… Four-time highest honors…

 

Personal: Daniel Debner is the son of Serge and Julia Debner… Uncle played professional soccer in Ukraine.

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1385610/highlights/180130376/v2

 

Kyle Ellerson

 

Height: 5-10

Weight: 185

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Oradell, NJ

High School: Bergen Catholic High School

Position: RB

Major: Economics

 

At Bergen Catholic: Earned 12 letters between football (4), indoor track (4) and outdoor track (4)… First-team all-state runner for the 55m, 100m and 200m… Four-time honors recipient… National Honor Society… National Outstanding Achievement Participant…

 

Personal: Kyle Ellerson is the son of Vince and Donna Ellerson… Uncle, Earl Procter, played basketball for Temple…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2984455/highlights/208001390/v2

 

Peter Firestone

 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 245

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Lawrenceville, NJ

High School: The Lawrenceville School

Position: DE

Major: Economics

 

At Lawrenceville: Captain of 2014 football team… 2013 league championship team… Six-time letter winner between football (2) and lacrosse (4)… First-team all-state… Tom Dickens Football Trophy recipient…

 

Personal: Peter Firestone is the son of Nick and Jacqui Firestone… Father attended Princeton and then raced cars professionally…  

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1934070/highlights/225405375/v2

 

 

Alex Galland

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 185

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

High School: Liberty High School

Position: P/K

Major: Undeclared

 

At Liberty: Seven-time letter winner between football (3), track (2), and soccer (2)… Second-team all-area… 48 of 50 for PAT attempts… 2014 CIF Central section Scholar-Athlete of the Year… Hometown Sports Scholar-Athlete of the Week award…

 

Personal: Joseph Alex Galland is the son of Mitch and Julie Galland… Father played football for UCSB… Interested in biomedical engineering…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2558815/highlights/186136379/v2

 

 

Jamison Hale

 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 260

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Fresno, CA

High School: San Joaquin Memorial High School

Position: OL

Major: Undeclared

 

At San Joaquin: Captain and two-time letterman in football… Second-team all-district… Selected to North-South All-Star Game… Team offensive lineman of the year… Scholar-Athlete award… California Scholarship Federation… Academic decathlon four-time medal winner… Four-time Principal's honor roll…

 

Personal: Jamison Hale is the son of Janna Hale… Interested in environmental studies…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2729670/jamison-hale

 

Quintin Herbert

 

Height: 6-1

Weight: 225

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

High School: LaSalle High School

Position: LB

Major: Undeclared

 

At LaSalle: Captain of 2014 state championship team… 2014 first-team academic all-state… 2014 second-team all-area… 2014 first-team all-conference…  Ohio WSFC academic all-state… National Honors Society… LaSallian Scholars Institution…

 

Personal: Quintin Herbert is the son of John and Julie Herbert.

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1198333/highlights/161657378/v2

 

Bo Hines

 

Height: 6-1

Weight: 205

Year: So.

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

High School: Charlotte Christian High School

Position: WR

Major: Political Science

 

At North Carolina State: Freshman All-America team… Freshman All-ACC team… Academic All-ACC… Led team in catches (45) and receiving yards (616)… Returned nine punts for 3.4 average… Nine catches for 85 yards vs. Georgia Southern (24-23 win)… Eight grabs, 103 yards and a TD vs. No. 1 Florida State.

 

At Charlotte Christian: Two-time captain between football and track… Led Charlotte Christian to two state championships… Two-time first-team all-state… Three-time first-team all-conference… 200m state champion in track… 100m state runner-up… All-conference academic team… Charlotte Christian Scholar-Athlete of the year…

 

Personal: Robert Hines is the son of Todd and Debb Hines… Father played football at Hanover (Indiana) College and then in the CFL. He signed a contract with the Detroit Lions before suffering a career-ending injury… Interested in a career as a litigation attorney or politician…

 Highlight Clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaqLo8XOuNQ

 

Daniel James

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 290

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

High School: McKinley Senior High

Position: DL

Major:  Ethics, Politics, and Economics

 

At McKinley: 2014 team captain… Eight-time letter winner between football (4) and track (shot, 4)… Two-time All-American…  Seven-time all-combine… Academic All-American… Dean's List… National Honor Society… McKinley Student-Athlete of the Year award…

 

Personal: Daniel James is the son of Samuel and Sophia James… Father is an Iraqi war veteran… Interested in healthcare administration…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2258484/highlights/232505380/v2

 

 

Jackson Keimig

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 210

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Bothell, WA

High School: Bothell High School

Position: WR

Major: Economics

 

At Bothell: Six-time letter winner between football (2), basketball (1), and track (3)… Led 2014 state championship football team… Three-time second-team all-district… Scholar-Athlete Award…

 

Personal: Jackson Keimig is the son of Jason and Sarah Keimig… Cousin, Chris Hudson, played for the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2702683/highlights/219462379/v2

 

Bronson Krull

 

Height: 6-4

Weight: 245

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Mansfield, OH

High School: Ontario High School

Position: DE

Major: Undeclared

 

At Ontario: Eight-time letter winner between football (3), track and field (4) and wrestling (1)… Captain of 2014 football team… NCOFCA MVP and Defensive Lineman of the year… First-team all-state… 2014 team offensive and defensive lineman of the year… Three-time academic all-state… National Honor Society… Scholar-Athlete Award…

 

Personal: Bronson Krull is the son of Mark and Mitzi Krull… Interested in a career as an orthopedic surgeon…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1008057/highlights/201713376/v2

 

John Lager

 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 245

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Golden Valley, MN

High School: Benilde-St. Margaret's

Position: TE/WR

Major: Economics

 

At Benilde-St. Margaret's: Eight-time letterman between football (4), hockey (3) and baseball (1)… Two-time all-conference in football… National Honor Society… National Language Honor Society…  Scholar Athlete Award… Four-time Presidential Service Award… Student Ambassador… Played football and hockey at The Lawrenceville School during a post-graduate year…

 

Personal: John Lager is the son of Ric Lager and Diane Ganz… Father played football at Minnesota… Cousin, Joe Ganz, played football for Nebraska…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/602941/highlights/70056376/v2

 

Jack Lee

 

Height: 6-6

Weight: 290

Year: Fr.

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

High School: Saint Thomas Academy

Position: OL

Major: Undeclared

 

At Saint Thomas:  Captain of 2014 sectional championship team… Six-time letter winner between football (3) and lacrosse (3)… Football first-team all-conference… Honor Roll…

 

Personal: Jack Lee is the son of Thomas and Bridget Lee… Uncle, Sean Maher, played football at Dartmouth…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/778685/highlights/27733388/v2

 

Rees LeMay

 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 280

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

High School: Highland Park High School

Position: OL

Major: History

 

At Highland Park: Four-time letter winner… 2014 first-team all-district… Honorable mention all-state academic team… Scholar-Athlete award… National Merit Commended Scholar… Cornerstone Scholar-Athlete Award… National Honor Society…

 

Personal: Robert Rees LeMay is the son of Robert and Kim LeMay… Interested in a career in law…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/853576/highlights/161069385/v2

 

Kyle Marcinick

 

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Dublin, OH

High School: Dublin Coffman High School

Position: WR

Major: Undecided

 

At Dublin Coffman: Captain of 2014 conference championship team… Six-time letter winner between football (4) and hockey (2)… First-team USA all-state… Second-team all-state… First-team all-area… OCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year… Ohio North-South All-Star game… Class valedictorian…

 

Personal: Kyle is the son of Gary and Jill Marcinick… Father played football for Ohio State…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1494802/highlights/158579376/v2

 

Christopher Maxwell

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 215

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Avon, OH

High School: Avon High School

Position: TE

Major: Economics

 

 

At Avon: Nine-time letter winner between football (3), basketball (3) and track (3)… Two-time second-team all-district in football… Academic all-state team… Two-time first-team all-county… Conference offensive lineman MVP award… Avon offensive MVP award… Conference student-athlete award… Collegiate Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award… Honor Roll… National Honor Society…

 

Personal: Christopher Maxwell is the son of Thomas and Kathi Maxwell… Has a twin brother…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1592952/highlights/207353377/v2

 

 

Tre Moore

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 190

Year: Fr.

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

High School: John Burroughs School

Position: QB

Major: Undeclared

 

At John Burroughs: Captain of 2014 state-runner up team… School's first junior captain in 2013… Six-time letter winner between football (3), basketball (2) and track (1)… 2014 first-team all-state in football… Fox TV Athlete of the Week… Passed for 2,500 career yards and 38 TDs…

 

Personal: Tre Moore is the son of Rufus and Mercia Moore… Family member, Bernard Gilkey, played for the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets…

Highlight Clip:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1305312/highlights/163674382/v2

 

Kyle Mullen

 

Height: 6-4

Weight: 240

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ

High School: Manalapan High School

Position: DE

Major: Economics

 

At Manalapan: Six-time letter winner between football (3) and basketball (3)… Football team MVP… 2014 state championship team… All-Shore Defensive Player of the Year… First-team all-state… North Player of the Year award… Mini Maxwell Award… Honor Roll… National Honor Society…

 

Personal: Kyle Mullen is the son of Tom and Regina Mullen… Interested in a career as an investment banker…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1841653/highlights/186763377/v2

 

James Nicholas

 

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

High School: Scarsdale High School

Position: DB

Major: Undeclared

 

At Scarsdale: Captain of 2014 sectional quarterfinalist team… 11 letters between football (3), hockey (4) and golf (4)… 2014 first-team all-state in football… All-star game MVP… Led team in rushing and receiving yards in 2013 and 2014… Three-time all-state in hockey… Two-time all-state in golf… Hudson Valley Golden Dozen Award for football…

 

Personal: James Nicholas is the son of Stephen and Eileen Nicholas… Father played football and basketball at Harvard… Interested in a career as an orthopedic surgeon…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2142249/highlights/196374377/v2

 

Ryan Oak

 

Height: 6-4

Weight: 225

Year: Fr.

Hometown: West Covina, CA

School: Damien High School

Position: DE

Major: Undeclared

 

At Damien: Captain and three-time letter winner in football… 2014 all-league honorable mention… Four-time defensive Player of the Week award… Scholar- Athlete of the Year award… NHRP Scholar… Honor Roll…

 

Personal: Ryan is the son of Richard and Linda Oak…

Highlight Clip: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8lMxvov3Vc

 

 

Edrico Oliver Jr.

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 235

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

High School: Bakersfield Christian High School

Position: TE

Major: Undeclared

 

At Bakersfield Christian: Eight-time letter winner between football (4) and basketball (4)… 2014 first-team all-state… Conference defensive MVP… NUC (TE) MVP… Hometown Sports Scholar-Athlete of the Week…

 

Personal: Edrico Oliver is the son of Edrico and Yvonne Oliver… Father and uncle played football at Army…  Cousin, Ronnie Price, played for the LA Lakers… Interested in mechanical design…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1094724/highlights/35286421/v2

 

Scott Patton

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Irvine, CA

High School: Woodbridge High School

Position: DB

Major: Political Science

 

At Woodbridge: Captain of 2014 sectional playoff team… Eight-time letter winner between football (4) and track (4)… Three-time all-league in football… Three-time all-city… 2014 all-city defensive MVP…

 

Personal: Scott Patton is the son of Mark and Gail Patton…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1682258/highlights/167506387/v2

 

Marquise Peggs

 

Height: 5-11

Weight: 176

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Chicago, IL

High School: Mount Carmel High School

Position: DB

Major: Undeclared

 

At Mount Carmel: Captain of 2014 state championship team… Eight-time letter winner between football (4) and track (4)… 2014 first-team all-area in football… Captain and MVP in track… Illinois State Scholar… National Honor Society…

 

Personal: Marquise Peggs is the son of Milton Peggs and Vanessa Marrissette… Related to Walter Payton…

Highlight Clip: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYkvWAH2lk

 

J. Hunter Roman

 

Height: 6-6

Weight: 210

Year: Fr.

Hometown: New London, CT

High School: New London High School

Position: LB

Major: Undeclared

 

At New London: Seven-time letter winner between football (4) and track (3)… Two-time first-team all-state… Two-time first-team all-area… Named 2015 Scholar-Athlete team captain for National Football Foundation Southeastern Connecticut Chapter… Class president… 2014 Student of the Year award… National Honor Society…

 

Personal: J. Hunter Roman is the son of Juan and Kerry Roman…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2265553/highlights/115242385/v2

 

Jacob Schmidt

 

Height: 6-6

Weight: 245

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Richmond, MI

High School: Richmond High School

Position: TE

Major: Undecided

 

At Richmond: Captain of 2014 district championship team… Nine-time letterman between football (3), basketball (3) and baseball (3)… 2014 all-state honorable mention… First-team all-area… Two-time all-county for basketball and baseball… Four-time student athlete award… National Honor Society… Honor Roll…

 

Personal: Jacob Schmidt is the son of Mark and Felicia Schmidt…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2936506/highlights/165042376/v2

 

Hunter Simino

 

Height: 6-2

Weight: 235

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Portage, MI

School: Portage Central High School

Position: DE/LS

Major: Undeclared

 

At Portage Central: Captain of 2014 football team… Five-time letter winner between football (2), wrestling (2) and lacrosse (1)… Kalamazoo 2014 Dream Team Award in football… Four-time Mustang Gold GPA award…

 

Personal: Hunter is the son of Chase and Michelle Simino… Interested in sports administration…

Highlight Clip: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDR1xcEnvNo

 

 

Jacob Van de Grift

 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 285

Year: Fr.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

High School: Cathedral Catholic High School

Position: OL

Major: Undeclared

 

At Cathedral Catholic: Captain of 2014 Eastern League championship team… Eleven-time letter winner between football (4), rugby (3) and track and field (4)… 2014 first-team all-conference in football… Cathedral Catholic top offensive lineman award… UT All-Academic team… Captain of rugby and track teams… Scholar-Athlete award… California Scholastic Federation… National Honor Society…

 

Personal: Jacob Van de Grift is the son of Jon and Sharon Van de Grift… Uncle, JD Dudek, played football for the University of San Diego… Cousin, Tyler, plays water polo at California State Long Beach… Interested in sports medicine…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1812666/highlights/215605377/v2

 

Jimmy Wilkins

 

Height: 6-3

Weight: 210

Year: Fr.

Hometown: Frisco, TX

High School: Wakeland High School

Position: LB

Major: Economics

 

At Wakeland: Captain of 2014 district championship team… Eleven-time letter winner between football (4), basketball (4) and track (3)… 2014 first-team all-district… First-team all-district in basketball… National Football Foundation Gridiron Club of Dallas honoree…

 

Personal: James Wilkins is the son of James and Debbie Wilkins… Father played football for Northeastern State…

Highlight Clip: 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1240130/highlights/169642375/v2

 

 

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director