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Berry College hires Colin Duling to serve as the football team’s receivers coach and recruiting coordinator effective immediately. The Clinton, Ill., native joins the Vikings from Division I Northern Illinois University where he served as the Offensive Graduate Assistant for quarterbacks and Offensive Quality Control Specialist for wide outs. While at Northern Illinois, he coached several players to All-Conference honors including Kenny Golladay who was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions and Tommylee Lewis who inked a free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints. In 2015, Duling helped the Huskies to a MAC West Division Title and an appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl. “Colin brings a great perspective to our staff as a very productive wide receiver at Illinois College,” Kunczewski said. “He comes highly recommended as a coach from his stints at both the Division I and Division II levels. We feel he will be a great fit on our staff and help our program, specifically our receiving group, reach new heights in 2017.” Prior to Northern Illinois, Duling was an Offensive Graduate Assistant at Southwest Minnesota State University where he received his Master’s of Physical Education in Coaching. Duling completed his undergraduate degree at Illinois College where he had a strong career as a wide receiver. He compiled over 100 receptions for better than 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career.
- Rome Braves: Thursday’s game vs Lakewood postponed due to severe weather in NJ, doubleheader today starts at 5:05 pm.
- What’s next: In Lakewood today. In Delmarva Saturday-July 16.
- Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
- Roster updates: The Rome Braves announce the following roster moves:
- OF Justin Ellison has been transferred to Florida (Florida State League)
- Rome receives OF Isranel Wilson from Danville of the Appalachian League. Wilson will wear #20
Closer look at the 2017 high school football schedule across Northwest Georgia. Click high school
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Berry Vikings sports updates.
Football: First game at Maryville on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.
Berry College’s Michael Wenclawiak nominated for 2017 Good Works Team sponsored by Allstate Insurance and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). The Good Works Team is one of the most prestigious off-field honors in college football. Since 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has brought together a select group of college football players from across the country to honor their dedication to volunteerism and enriching the lives of others. While players are often recognized for their accomplishments and achievements on game day, these student-athletes have made significant contributions to the greater good of society, inspiring future generations of young athletes and the larger college football community. Wenclawiak (pronounced win-clay-vee-ack), is a three-time Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Academic Honor Roll selection in addition to serving as a starting offensive guard for the Vikings. He serves as the leader of a service cottage at Berry College where the residents partner with the Open Door Home of Rome, a shelter providing for the needs of dependent, neglected and abused children of Northwest Georgia. Wenclawiak’s service group helps the children live a healthier, happier and more productive life. Comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September
-Overnight Camps: July 17-19: Position Skills Camp (designed for ALL levels, grades 5-12); July 20-22: Elite College Prep (designed for HIGH-level players wanting to play in college, limited to 30 participants)
Shorter Hawks sports updates.
- Football: First game vs. Mars Hill at Barron Stadium, 1 p.m. Sept. 2. Schedule