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Our next game of the 2014 season will be on Saturday, October 25, at William and Mary.  Our next meeting will be October 23, at the Bob Carpenter Center on the second floor.  The doors will open at 11:15.  We look forward to seeing everyone there. 


The outstanding players for the Towson game are the following players:

OFFENSE--  Nick Boyle (Sr., TE, Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional HS)

Earns the award for the second time this season and for the fourth time in his career...caught three passes for 26 yards...had two nine-yard catches and one eight-yarder...also put in another outstanding effort as a blocker in the UD running game...now ranks No. 2 on the team with 20 catches for 153 yards and three touchdowns.

DEFENSE--  Justin Watson (Fr.r, CB, Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate Academy

Earns the award for the first time in his career...led a solid effort defensively for the Blue Hens...collected three tackles and a pass breakup...led a defense that allowed 329 total yards (189 passing) as Towson converted just 3 of 12 third down attempts. 

SPECIAL TEAMS-- Eric Enderson (So., P, Hampton, Va./Phoebus HS)

Earns the award for the second straight week and for the fifth time in his career...made the most of his four punts as he averaged 55.5 yards per kick...average was better than the Delaware single game record of 53.3 (but based on at least five punts)…had punts of 65 yards (season-long that rolled to the Towson 2), 62 yards to the Towson 12, 52 yards and 43 yards.

These players will be recognized at our meeting on October 23th, as noted above.


If you have a photo or something you want to share with the club, email it to landddenny@comcast.net to have it posted on the website or BHTDC1001@gmail.com for Face Book. 




                                   A note from our historian Harold Heitmann

                                    on our upcoming game with Towson

The Blue Hens travel to Williamsburg, VA. on October 25th, to meet the Tribe of William and Mary.  This will be the 39th meeting between the two Universities.  Delaware leads in the series with 22 wins verses 16 losses.  The most lopsided game in Delaware history was a 93-0 win over the Tribe in 1915.  How many of our current fans witnessed that game? 

William and Mary is the second oldest college in our country.  It received its charter from King William and Queen Mary of England in 1693.  Its alumni include three US presidents and a Chief Justice. 

Prior to 1980, William and Mary had lost 37 more games than they won in their football history.  Former star player Jimmy Laycock, became coach of his alma mater in 1980 and changed the program to a winning tradition.  Through 2013, his teams have won 226 games while losing 106 with two ties.  They  have won conference titles in 1993,1996,2001, 2004 and 2010.  They have appeared in ten NCAA playoffs, and were invited to play a game in Japan.  The schools overall football record is now a winning one with 564 wins against 541 losses and three ties.  They hold wins over FBS Virginia and Temple.

The Blue Hen-Tribe game are normally tough battles.  This years game should be no exception.  William and Mary is a playoff contender whose only league loss was to power house New Hampshire.

William and Mary has a long list of all americans. Some of these who you may recall include:

       Buster Ramsay, end who later became a successful NFL head coach.

       Jack Cloud, who later faced Delaware as an assistant coach at Navy.

       Mark Kelso, defensive back who played so well against Delaware during the Gannon years.

        Steve Christie, outstanding place kicker whose late game field goal defeated the Hens 27-24 in

        1989,  Delaware had stopped the Tribe on fourth down and thought they had the ball with only

        a minute left.  However a fifteen yard penalty against Delware for a bench players remarks

        to an official gave the Tribe a first down and lead to the Christie kick. 


Go Hens



The Blue Hen Touchdown (BHTD) Club is seeking companies and/or individuals to become our partners/sponsors. The BHTD Club  has been in existence  for over 50 years, and currently has over 200 members that  are dedicated to fulfilling a mission of  promoting and supporting the University of Delaware Football Program.   We do this by honoring the outstanding offensive, defensive and special teams player of the week (as selected by the coaches) with awards at luncheons attended by players, their families and members of the coaching staff. Annually the Club hosts a banquet to honor the graduating Senior players, at which special awards are given for various categories. All Senior players are recognized with an award for their contribution to the Team during their career. Funding for these activities, such as awards, luncheons and dinners for football players, coaches and other guests comes from the membership dues and contributions. The Blue Hen Touchdown Club has also been able to make other contributions, and while the players, coaches and the University value the Clubs efforts we want to make a greater impact on the Program by funding a football scholarship. Your partnership/sponsorship with help defray current expenses mentioned above and will enable us to progress toward this goal.


For Sponsorship information contact


Cathy Matthews Matthews@udel.edu

 Bruce Finnicum BFinnicum@AdvancedOfficeEnv.com

Tom Crescenzo crescenzot@gmail.com

or David Denny landddenny@comcast.net





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Here is how you can become part of the tradition.



$750 or more per year


Benefits include:


  • Your Company/Individual name listed on a banner with other Gold Partners to be displayed at luncheons and the banquet
  • You  will be a featured guest  at  a  luncheon with time to talk  about your Company
  • You will be featured on the BHTD Club Facebook Page the week of your assigned luncheon
  • You will receive 4 complimentary BHTD Club lunch tickets
  • You will be listed on our web site as a Gold Partner
  • You will receive a full page ad in the Banquet program
  • You will be given 2  tickets to the Annual Senior Banquet       



(unlimited number)

$375-$749 per year

Benefits include:


  • Your name listed on our web page
  • You will receive a half page ad in the banquet program
  • You will receive 2 complimentary lunches
  • Your name will be listed on a sponsor sheet as a handout at luncheons


We hope you will join us in our mission as we reach toward making a greater contribution to the University of Delaware Football Program.



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PO Box 4645

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