Guilford Pair Lands Preseason Football Honors

Greensboro, N.C. (8/10/06) -- Guilford College's Chris Barnette and Josh Vogelbach earned spots on Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA Division III Pre-season All-America Team. Barnette, one of three first team wideouts, also received preseason All-America laurels from D3Football.com (Second Team) and Lindy's Magazine (First Team). Vogelbach, a sophomore, garnered honorable mention laurels along with 17 other quarterbacks. 

Barnette enjoyed an impressive 2005 campaign in which he led all NCAA divisions with a league-record 101 receptions for 1,369 yards and 15 touchdowns in 10 games. He received second team Football Gazette All-America recognition and third team All-South laurels from D3football.com. The 6-0, 175-pound receiver earned First Team All-ODAC honors and had six games with at least 10 catches. Barnette tied the league and school standards with 17 receptions in a win over Catholic in which he added a school-record 233 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He enters his senior season with 172 receptions for 2,053 yards and 21 touchdowns in 28 games. Barnette needs 30 catches, 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns to break Guilford's career receiving marks set by current Arena Football League wideout Junior Lord from 1994-97. 

The reigning ODAC Freshman of the Year, Vogelbach set NCAA Division III freshman and school passing records for attempts (475), completions (280), passing yards (3,549), passing touchdowns (37) and total offense (3,638). His 280 completions a year ago also set the ODAC standard. A two-time ODAC Offensive Player of the Week, he earned a spot on Football Gazette's National Offensive Player of the Week list for NCAA Division III for the week ending Oct. 2. Vogelbach set ODAC single-game records for passing yards (582), pass attempts (72) and completions (45) in the Quakers' 49-42 victory at Catholic Nov. 5. He threw a school-record-tying five touchdowns five times and ranked fourth among the 2005 Division III total offensive yards per game leaders (363.8). 

Barnette and Vogelbach are two of 24 letter winners due back from coach Kevin Kiesel's 2005 squad that finished with a 5-5 record. The Quakers went 4-2 in the ODAC and shared second place in the 2005 conference standings. Guilford opens its 100th football season Sept. 2 against visiting Ferrum at 1:00 p.m. in the Armfield Athletic Center.

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