For Immediate Release
Football -- Sept. 4, 2012
Durley, Kindred Make D3Football.com Team of the Week
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Eureka College quarterback Sam Durley (Roanoke, Ill./Roanoke-Benson H.S.) and wide receiver Jordan Kindred (Chrisman, Ill./Chrisman H.S.) have each been named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week, according to an announcement from website early Tuesday morning. Durley set an NCAA record with 736 passing yards, while Kindred hauled in 13 receptions for 235 yards in the Red Devils’ 62-55 victory over Knox last Saturday in the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Bowl.
Durley finished the game 34-for-52 with five touchdown passes, including a pair of strikes to junior wideout Jake Bane (Dana, Ill./Fieldcrest H.S./Monmouth) in the final two minutes of the game to cap a run of 17 unanswered points by the Red Devils. Durley’s final touchdown pass, a 13-yard toss to Bane with 20 seconds remaining, gave the Red Devils their first lead of the afternoon that eventually held up as the final 62-55 score.
In addition to the single-game NCAA record, Durley broke Eureka’s all-time passing yardage, attempts and passing touchdown records on Saturday. The senior now has 6,095 career passing yards, 792 attempts and 48 touchdowns. Each mark bested the previous record held by Durley’s former teammate Nick Lindsey (2006-09). Durley is the first Red Devil in program history to throw for 6,000 yards.
Kindred finished Saturday with one of the top receiving performances in program history. Kindred, playing his first organized football game of any kind on Saturday, hauled in 13 balls for 235 yards. The 13 catches were the third-most catches in a game by a Red Devil in program history, while the 235 yards marked the fourth-best performance in school history.
Eureka’s victory secured ownership of the Abraham Lincoln Bowl traveling trophy, a bronze bust of young Lincoln that will be awarded to the winner of each game in the series versus Knox.
The D3Football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, recognizes the top player at each position from the previous week. The website has covered NCAA Division III football on a national basis for nearly two decades. Current assistant coach Wes Schmidgall was the most recent Red Devil to earn a spot on the team after making 18 catches for 273 yards against Greenville on Oct. 22, 2011.
The Red Devils will now turn their attention to the 2012 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference opener this Saturday at St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. The Red Devils and Saints will kickoff at 1 p.m. at Public Schools Stadium.
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