WSTX Sports’ College Football Former Tiger Guide
Tiger Football kicked off their season last weekend and now it’s time for a lot of Former Tigers to begin their seasons here in the next couple of days.
Below you can find an extensive list of Former Tigers that are now playing at the next level along with game times and television coverage along with a little commentary. Some will be playing on national television, but if they’re not, we’ll keep you updated weekly on how each and every one of your favorite college football players are doing.
Good luck to all the Former Tigers in the opening weekend of college football! Football is back!
96 Karl Roesler – DL
Sept. 5 vs. UTEP – 3:30 PM – ESPNU
As a redshirt freshman, Roesler played in two games and recorded a total of three tackles last season. Two of those came against nationally ranked Georgia in Week 7.
24 Alex Mattingly -DB
6 Jake Johnson – WR
23 Ryan Askin – DB
88 Sam Gray – TE
96 Ben Logsdon – K/P
35 Kyle Oliver – LB
38 Connor Barnes – LB
1 Michael Ackerman – WR
65 Lowell Brown – OL
16 Jaylon Hibbs – WR
85 Davis Kannapell – TE
Sept. 5 at Hanover – 1:30 PM
Centre is ranked No. 22 in the D-III Preseason Rankings heading into the 2015 season.
77 John Kurtz – OL
Sept. 5 vs. Alabama A&M – 7:00 PM – ESPN3
Colorado State Rams
12 Deonte Clyburn – LB
Sept. 5 vs. Savannah State – 4:00 PM – MW Network
Clyburn recorded 20 tackles last season for the Rams and will be a major contributor in his junior season this year at the mike linebacker position. Up to 230 lbs., the Former Tiger is ready to make a big step forward under new head coach Mike Bobo.
10 Andrew McCormick – LB
Sept. 5 vs. Robert Morris – 12:00 PM
Eastern Illinois Panthers
67 Austin Askin – OL
Sept. 3 at Western Illinois – 6:00 PM – ESPN3
30 Garrett Stephens – DB
Sept. 5 vs. New Mexico State – 7:30 PM – SEC Network
Stephens was recently awarded a full-scholarship after spending two years as a walk-on for the Gators. Garrett was scout team player of the year last season and has shown all the characteristics of a great teammate which was recognized by the new coaching staff and head coach Jim McElwain this summer.
88 Zach Frizzell – SE
Sept. 5 vs. Illinois Wesleyan – 1:30 PM
33 Chris Amstutz – WR
Sept. 5 vs. Centre – 1:30 PM
16 Brad Schickel – K
Sept. 3 vs. Saginaw Valley State – 7:00 PM
88 Charles Walker – WR
37 Spencer Foy – LB
5 Noah Houk – QB
Sept. 5 vs. UL Lafayette – 7:00 PM – ESPNU
Walker saw a lot of early time for a walk on wide receiver as a true freshman, but the Wildcats loaded up on the wide out position in their recruiting class and are returning guys that were redshirted a year ago. According to reports, he had a great fall camp while running with the second team a lot. We’ll have to wait and see how his new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson wants to use the Former Tiger. Charles recorded two tackles on special teams in 2014, so #88 should be seen a lot in the third phase of the game.
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers
13 Trey Beets – TE
Sept. 3 at Murray State – 7:00 PM
Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders
87 Corey Smith – TE
63 Ryan Karrer – OL
Sept. 5 at Lyon College – 1:00 PM
42 Tyler Polston – TE
60 Tyler Haycraft – OL
63 Nathan Scheler – OL
29 Mason King – P
Sept. 5 vs. Auburn – 3:30 PM – CBS
Morehead State Eagles
15 Austin Gahafer – QB
75 C.J. Phillips – OL
Sept. 5 at James Madison – 6:00 PM
Gahafer was named Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League and Pioneer Football League Co-Offensive Player of the Week once. He completed 288-of-451 for 2,840 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014, which ranked second in the conference in total passing yards and yards per game. Gahafer posted eight games with 200+ yards and three with 300+ yards and threw a career-best five touchdowns in the Eagles’ home opener versus Pikeville. He was also named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll a year ago. His fellow Former Tiger teammate, C.J. Phillips was a member of the PFL Academic Honor Roll as well. Phillips started all 12 games for the second straight season in 2014 and helped the offensive line rank second in the Pioneer Football League in fewest sacks allowed.
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
4 George Stone III – LB
Sept. 5 vs. Northern Arizona – 6:00 PM – ESPN3
Stone is listed as the backup Mike Linebacker heading into game one after transferring from a California Junior-College to play for the D-III Lumberjacks.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
49 Jake Collins – K
Sept. 3 at Vanderbilt – 7:00 PM – SEC Network
See someone missing? Let us know and we’ll make sure to add them the list.