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Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:28

Sheldon Farrell

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PositionWeight
Wide Receiver175
YearHometown
SeniorSt. Joseph, Mo.
HeightPrevious School
6-2Buena Vista University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUENA VISTA: As a sophomore he played in 9 games at BVU where he completed 2 passes for 61 yards and played 1 game as a freshman. During his time at BVU he was awarded Academic All-Conference.

PERSONAL: Sheldon Jay Farrell was born in St. Joseph, Mo., and is the son of Jay and Nan Farrell…Has 1 sibling: Katie (25)…Played football at Central High School in St. Joseph, Mo., where he was named All-City Quarterback…Played AAU basketball in Bermuda, Hawaii, and Ireland…Chose Baker University for a great education and football program…Enjoys sports and hunting…Majoring in Physical Education.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

Jake Heller

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PositionWeight
Quarterback185
YearHometown
JuniorLenexa, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
6-1St. James Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014: Was second on the team in passing yards with 48 completions on 103 attempts for a total of 584 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also had 19 carries for 56 yards. His best game was on October 11th against Benedictine where he had 19 completions on 35 attempts and had 207 passing yards and one touchdown.

2012: Appeared in 2 games as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Jake William Heller was born in Omaha, Neb., and is the son of Joe and Christy Heller…Has 3 siblings: Macie (16), Luke (12), and Max (9)…Played football and baseball at St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kan., where he led the Thunder baseball team to a State Championship in 2011 and was All-State Honorable Mention for football in 2010…Senior year he registered 1995 yards passing, 20 TD passes, 4 rushing TDs, and 354 rushing yards…Was on the Honor Roll for 8 consecutive semesters…Enjoys going to the Lake of the Ozarks in his free time…Majoring in Exercise Science

Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:11

Jimmy Pruitt

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#14 Jimmy Pruitt
PositionWeight
Defensive Back190
YearHometown
JuniorOrlando, Fla.
HeightPrevious School
5-10Presbyterian University

PERSONAL: Jimmy Lee Pruitt III was born in Orlando, FL and is the son of Dayna Pruitt…Has 2 siblings: Desire (7) and Rod (5)…Played football at Edgewater High School in Orlando, FL, where the Eagles were 4A Regional Champions…Named All-Area…Enjoys playing video games in his free time…Majoring in Biochemistry.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

Nick Marra

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PositionWeight
Quarterback175
YearHometown
SophomoreGilroy, Calif.
HeightPrevious School
6-1DeAnza CC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014: Started seven games at quarterback for Baker led the team in completions, touchdowns and yards...Went 106-of-185 for 57.3-percent and 1,219 yards with 13 touchdowns...Had 20 or more completions three times. going 21-of-31 for 234 yards and two touchdowns...In the Wildcats win over Graceland, Marra was 22-of-28 for 253 yards and four touchdowns...In the season finale against Missouri Valley, Marra threw 22-of-41 for 187 yards and two scores.

2013: Appeared in one game for the Wildcats against MNU and threw 5-of-10 for 57 yards and a touchdown also ran five times for 15 yards.

2011: Played at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif.

PERSONAL: Nicholas Jerome Marra was born in San Jose, Calif., and is the son of Ben and Loni Marra…Has 1 sibling: Alex (22)…Played football at Gilroy High School in Gilroy, Calif., where he led the Mustangs to the CCS Playoffs and was named Team MVP…Named to the Honor Roll in high school…Chose Baker University because of the great coaches and education

Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

Logan DeGraeve

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PositionWeight
Wide Receiver170
YearHometown
SeniorDe Soto, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-11De Soto HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL: Logan James Degraeve was born in DeSoto, Kan., and is the son of Pete and Gina Degraeve…Has one sibling: Austin (23) who also plays football for the Wildcats…Played football and baseball at DeSoto High School where he led his team to a League Championship in baseball…Named State Powerlifting Champ and first team All-League…Member of National Honors Society in high school…Chose Baker University over Ottawa, Washburn, Missouri Western, and William Jewell…Enjoys working out…Majoring in Accounting

Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:01

Jake Morse

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Jake Morse photo#10 Jake Morse
PositionWeight
Quarterback215
YearHometown
SeniorLenexa, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
6-2University of Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012: Appeared in 7 games as a junior...Had a 58% completion rate totaling 1,024 yards and 10 touchdowns...Had a season high 285 passing yards against Benedictine (Kan.)...Was an All HAAC honorable mention on offense...2012 USA College Football NAIA Pre-Season All-American team.

2011: As a sophomore he played in 10 games and had a 61% completion rate totaling 2,120 yards and 17 TDs. He was ranked Top 20 in Division I in pass efficiency (140.5) and in passing yards per game (212). He had a season high 412 total passing yards against Evangel and then added another 268 yards with nearly a 71% completion rate against rival MidAmerica Nazarene. He later registered a 74% completion rate for 317 yards resulting in a season high of 5 TDs against Culver-Stockton.

2010: As a freshman at Baker University, he played in 11 games and had a 58.6% completion rate resulting in 1,307 yards and 9 TDs. He was also ranked Top 20 in Division I in pass efficiency (136.4). He recorded a season high 80% completion rate for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns in a win over Avila University. He then added 223 yards resulting in 2 TDs against Culver-Stockton, along with 238 yards resulting in 1 TD and a 66.7% completion rate in a win over Evangel University.

KU: He played a year and a half for the Jayhawks starting in 2009, in which he received the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week award versus Oklahoma. He also registered a perfect 5-for-5 for 30 yards in a spring game.

PERSONAL: Jacob Scott Morse was born in DeSoto, Kan., and is the son of Jeff and Michele Morse…Has one sibling: Ashley (25)…Played football at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Mo., where he received awards for All-State, All-Area, All-League, and All-District…Chose Baker University over Kansas University, University of Iowa, University of Missouri, University of Colorado, and Missouri State University because he wanted a great education and to be a part of the football tradition…Majoring in Physical Education.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:56

Ryder Werts

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PositionWeight
Linebacker210
YearHometown
SeniorLawrence, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
5-10Free State HS

2011: Appearing in 10 games as a junior, he lead the team with a total of 78 tackles including 2 sacks, along with 1 interception, 3 pass deflections, and 1 fumble recovery. In the season opener against Ottawa he 7 tackles, 1 interception, and a pass deflection. In a win against Central Methodist, he had a season high 16 tackles, 9 of which were unassisted. He later added 13 tackles against rival, MidAmerica Nazarene, then had 12 more tackles including 7 which were unassisted in a win over Benedictine.

2010: Appeared in 1 game as a sophomore against Lindenwood University.

2009: As a sophomore he appeared in 8 games and had 49 tackles and 1.5 sacks. In the season opener against Missouri Valley, he registered 8 tackles, 6 of which were unassisted, and then added a season high of 12 tackles against Culver-Stockton. He also had 10 tackles and 1 sack in a win over William Jewel College.

2008: As a freshman he appeared in 11 games as a freshman and had 39 total tackles, of which 26 were unassisted. In his first game as a Wildcat against UT Martin, he registered 4 total tackles, and then added 5 more tackles against Culver-Stockton. Later, he had a season high 7 tackles against William Jewel College and ended the season with 4 tackles against Morningside college.

PERSONAL: Ryder Lee Werts was born in Lawrence, Kan., and is the son of Bob and Deb Werts…Has 2 siblings: Melanie (26) and Mitchell (21)…Played football at Free State High School and led the Firebirds to the State-Semifinals in 2007…Named first team All-Conference LB and first team All-State LB…Chose Baker University over Butler CC, MidAmerica Nazarene, Emporia State, and Washburn because it was close to home…Majoring in Sociology.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:50

Emmerson Clarke

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PositionWeight
Linebacker210
YearHometown
SeniorGulfport, Fla.
HeightPrevious School
5-10Boca Ciega HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012: Appeared in 11 games as a junior and had 52 total tackles, 3 interceptions, and 2 fumble recoveries. Had a season high 8 tackles against Ottawa (Kan.) and Culver-Stockton (Mo.). Also added 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery against Ottawa (Kan.). Was also named an honorable mention on defense, and HAAC defensive player of the week against Ottawa (Kan.) on August 25th.

2011: As a sophomore, he appeared in 10 games and had 49 total tackles, 1 sack, and 3 interceptions. In the season opener against Ottawa, he had 2 tackles and added 8 more tackles against Missouri Valley. He also had 12 tackles against MidAmerica Nazarene, and then added 5 more tackles and an interception that he returned for 41 yards against Benedictine.

2010: As a freshman he appeared in 6 games and had 7 tackles. He had 2 tackles in the win over Benedictine.

PERSONAL: Emmerson Frederick Clarke Jr. was born in St. Petersburg, FL, and is the son of Julia and Emmerson Clarke…Has 2 siblings…Played football at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, FL where he was a Pinellas County All-Star in 2010 and a 4-year All-Conference Honorable Mention…Chose Baker University because he wanted a great education…In his free time, he enjoys relaxing

Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

Dylan Perry

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PositionWeight
Wide Receiver180
YearHometown
JuniorLawrence, Kan.
HeightPrevious School
6-1Free State HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014: Second on the team in receptions with 26 and 346 yards with four touchdowns...Had two rushes for nine yards...Had 11 kick returns for 258 yards and an average of 23.5 yards.

2013: Appeared in 11 of Baker's 13 games and scored two touchdown receptions...Had 20 receptions for 240 yards and had four rushes for 11 yards...Also had 12 kick returns for 265 yards for an average of 22.1 yards to lead the team.

2012: Appeared in 11 games as a freshman...Had 10 receptions for 116 yards and 1 touchdown...Also had 5 carries for 50 yards...Had a season high 36 receiving yards against Central Methodist (Mo.)...Ranks 29th in Division I in kickoff return yards per attempt with 23...Ranks 35th in Division I in total kick off returns with 438.

PERSONAL: Dylan Reed Perry was born in Kansas City, Kan., and is the son of Dwight and Kara Perry…Has 2 siblings: Emma (17) and Meghan (15)…Played football at Lawrence Free State High School where he was second team All-League QB, Honorable Mention All-State, and participated in the Kansas Shrine Bowl….Enjoys going to the lake in his free time.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:40

Jose Castro

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PositionWeight
Defensive Back160
YearHometown
SeniorOrlando, Fla.
HeightPrevious School
5-10Colonial HS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012: Appeared in 5 games as a junior...Recorded 7 tackles and 1 pass breakup...Had a season high 3 tackles against Evangel (Mo.)

2011: As a sophomore, he appeared in 2 games and grabbed 1 INT and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in a win over Culver-Stockton. He also had 1 tackle against Avila.

2010: Appeared in 1 game as a freshman during which he caught 1 pass for 11 yards.

PERSONAL: Jose Gabriel Castro was born in Bronx, NY, and is the son of Blanca Castro and Marcos Gonzalez…Has 2 siblings: Mya (14) and EJ (12)…Played football at Colonial High School in Orlando, FL where he was a team captain…Graduated in 2010 with honors…Chose Baker University over The Citadel, Elon University, and Concordia University…Enjoys basketball and watching movies in his free time

 

 

Nomination Procedures

Anyone is eligible to write an open letter of nomination regarding an individual they believe to be worthy of induction to the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame. The nominations must be received by December 31 to be considered for induction during the next calendar year. Once an individual is nominated, he or she remain in an active file for review by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The selection committee sends recommendations in the spring to the President of the University for final approval for fall induction.

Nominating Categories

- Former Baker University athletes

- Current and former coaches or athletic administrators

- Meritorious service to the Baker University athletic programs

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