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2001 Hofstra Pride football team

The 2001 Hofstra Pride football team represented Hofstra University during the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season. It was the program's 61st season and they finished in a four-way tie as Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) co-champions with Maine, Villanova, and William & Mary.[1][2] Each team finished with identical 7–2 conference records. The Pride earned a berth into the 16-team Division I-AA playoffs, but lost in the opening round to Lehigh, 24–27, in overtime.[1] Hofstra was led by 12th-year head coach Joe Gardi and their captain was Charlie Adams.[1]

2001 Hofstra Pride football
A-10 Conference Co-Champions
Division I-AA First Round, L 24–27, vs. #5 Lehigh
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 11
2001 record9–3 (7–2 A-10)
Head coachJoe Gardi (12th season)
CaptainCharlie Adams
Home stadiumJames M. Shuart Stadium
Seasons
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2002 →
2001 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Hofstra +^   7 2         9 3  
#10 Maine +^   7 2         9 3  
#20 Villanova +   7 2         8 3  
#17 William & Mary +^   7 2         8 4  
#21 Rhode Island   6 3         8 3  
Delaware   4 5         4 6  
Northeastern   4 5         5 6  
UMass   3 6         3 8  
Richmond   3 6         3 8  
New Hampshire   2 7         4 7  
James Madison   0 9         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

Redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Butler finished as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding offensive player in Division I-AA (now known as Football Championship Subdivision), as chosen by a nationwide panel of media and college sports information directors.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1NortheasternNo. 7Fox Sports NYW 45–215,086
September 8at No. 19 Rhode IslandNo. 4L 26–354,309
September 226:00 p.m.MaineNo. 14
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
MSG NetworkW 51–443,109
September 296:00 p.m.UMassNo. 12
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
Fox Sports NYW 36–62,995
October 61:00 p.m.at No. 20 William & MaryNo. 12Fox Sports NYW 34–283,250
October 1312:00 p.m.at DelawareNo. 9Fox Sports NYW 39–1420,866
October 2012:00 p.m.Elon* No. 8
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
MSG NetworkW 42–216,271
October 271:30 p.m.New HampshireNo. 7
  • James M. Shuart Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
Fox Sports NYW 35–202,177
November 312:00 p.m.at RichmondNo. 5MSG NetworkW 35–217,836
November 1012:00 p.m.at No. 23 VillanovaNo. 3Metro TVL 34–545,341
November 17at Liberty*No. 10MSG NetworkW 40–3
December 1No. 5 Lehigh*No. 9Metro TVL 24–27 OT10,131

Awards and honorsEdit

  • First Team All-AmericaRocky Butler (Walter Camp, The Sports Network, Associated Press); Dan Zorger (Walter Camp, The Sports Network); Ryan Fletcher (Walter Camp, The Sports Network); Kahmal Roy (Walter Camp, Associated Press)
  • Second Team All-America – Rocky Butler (The Football Gazette); Dan Zorger (Associated Press); Ryan Fletcher (Associated Press); Kahmal Roy (The Sports Network, The Football Gazette)
  • Third Team All-America – Dan Zorger (The Football Gazette); Doug Shanahan (The Sports Network, Associated Press)
  • Honorable Mention All-America – Ryan Fletcher (The Football Gazette); Doug Shanahan (The Football Gazette); Michael Brigandi (The Football Gazette)
  • First Team All-Atlantic 10 – Rocky Butler, Dan Zorger, Kahmal Roy, Michael Brigandi, Ryan Fletcher, Doug Shanahan
  • Second Team All-Atlantic 10Charlie Adams, Rich Holzer, Todd DeLamielleure
  • Third Team All-Atlantic 10 – Trevor Dimmie
  • First Team All-ECAC – Rocky Butler, Dan Zorger, Kahmal Roy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2001 Hofstra Pride football results". College Football Data Warehouse. William Goodyear. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "2007 Hofstra Pride Football Media Guide: All-Time Results" (PDF). Hofstra.edu. Hofstra University. 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Walter Payton Award". The Sports Network. Retrieved May 4, 2019.