All-MIAA selections seniors Jake Richter (Clay Center, Kan.) and
Emmanuel Howard (Indianapolis, Ind.) lead a large contingent of
returners in the defensive backfield for the Hornets. Richter led ESU in
tackles and interceptions from his safety position last season on his
way to honorable mention All-MIAA honors. A cornerback, Howard led the
Hornets in interceptions two years ago as he earned second-team All-MIAA
accolades as a sophomore. Senior Jeff Hoag (Arkansas City, Kan.) had a
career high ten tackles with an interception against SBU last season.
Senior Jared Acree (Blue Springs, Mo.) saw starting time as a freshman
and has played in 29 games for the Hornets. Sophomore Travis Lee
(Greenville, Texas) played in all 11 games last season and is also a
member of the ESU track team. Sophomores Blake Ringwall (Rose Hill,
Kan.), Derek Ambler (Belton, Mo.) and Chad Mies (Riley, Kan.) along with
freshman Chris Givens (Lee*s Summit, Mo.) return to the defensive
backfield for 2007. Sophomore Aaron Stubblefield (Denver, Colo.) will
return after sitting out last season with a knee injury. The newcomers
for ESU will be freshman Tyler Mikkelson (Stilwell, Kan.), Kurt Webster
(Shawnee, Kan.), Jacob Pera (Clay Center, Kan.), and Ethan McBride
2 Travis Lee CB 5*10 197 So.-1L Greenville,
8 Aaron Stubblefield S 6*1
191 So.-RS Denver,
9 Jake Richter S 5*11 191 Sr.-3L
Clay Center, Kan.
16 Tyler Mikkelson DB 6*1 182 Fr.-HS Stillwell, Kan.
17 Jeff Hoag S 5*9 161 Sr.-1L
Arkansas City, Kan.
19 Jared Acree CB 6*1 186 Sr.-3L Blue Springs,
21 Emmanuel Howard CB 6*1 203 Sr.-2L
26 Jonathon Harris DB 5*10 168 So.-TR Alvin, Texas
30 Kurt Webster DB 5*11 185 Fr.-HS Shawnee, Kan.
34 Blake Ringwall S 6*2 214 So.-SQ
Rose Hill, Kan.
36 Chad Mies CB 6*1 194 So.-SQ Riley, Kan.
40 Derek Ambler S 5*9 195 So.-1L
41 Chris Givens DB 6*1 197 Fr.-RS Lee*s Summit,
43 Jacob Pera DB 6*3 181 Fr.-HS Clay Center,
46 Ethan McBride DB 6*3 175 Fr.-HS Muskogee, Okla.
James Hemphill DB 6'3 179 Fr.-RS Gypsum, Kan.