2011 Cal Poly Football Headlines

  • Cal Poly, KSBY Announce Football Broadcast Schedule for 2012
    June 04, 2012
    Cal Poly, KSBY Announce Football Broadcast Schedule for 2012 As part of a continuing three-year sponsorship agreement between Cal Poly Athletics and KSBY Television, announced last August, KSBY has agreed to televise all four Cal Poly home Big Sky Conference football games this fall.
  • Winnewisser Signs Free Agent Contract With New Orleans Saints
    May 29, 2012
    Winnewisser Signs Free Agent Contract With New Orleans Saints The New Orleans Saints have signed Scott Winnewisser, an undrafted free agent from Cal Poly.
  • Asa Jackson Signs Four-Year Deal With Baltimore Ravens
    May 09, 2012
    Asa Jackson Signs Four-Year Deal With Baltimore Ravens Cal Poly senior cornerback Asa Jackson was selected in the fifth round of the National Football League Draft by the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. Jackson, a compensatory pick, was the 34th player chosen in the fifth round and the 169th overall.
  • Offense Defeats Defense 51-24 in Cal Poly Spring Football Game
    April 28, 2012
    Offense Defeats Defense 51-24 in Cal Poly Spring Football Game Quarterbacks Andre Broadous, Vince Moraga and Chris Brown all ran short yardage for touchdowns as the offense beat the defense 51-24 in Saturday’s annual Green and Gold Spring Game presented by Meathead Movers in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
  • Cal Poly Spring Football Game Scheduled for Saturday in Spanos Stadium
    April 27, 2012
    Cal Poly Spring Football Game Scheduled for Saturday in Spanos Stadium Cal Poly's annual Green and Gold Game highlighting the 2012 Spring Football Camp will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Admission to the Spring Game, presented by Meathead Movers, is free, but fans are asked to bring a monetary donation or non-perishable food item donation which will go to the local food bank.
  • Cal Poly Cornerback Asa Jackson Awaits 2012 NFL Draft
    April 25, 2012
    Cal Poly Cornerback Asa Jackson Awaits 2012 NFL Draft Over the last seven years, three Cal Poly football players have been selected in the third round of the National Football League Draft. Will Mustang senior cornerback Asa Jackson be the fourth? The three-day 2012 NFL Draft is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Hubbard Intercepts Shovel Pass in Second Scrimmage of Spring Camp
    April 23, 2012
    Hubbard Intercepts Shovel Pass in Second Scrimmage of Spring Camp Cal Poly conducted the second of three football scrimmages during the 2012 Spring Camp on Saturday on the "I" Field. The scrimmage was held in conjunction with a coaches clinic which attracted well over 100 football coaches for day-long instructional meetings and presentations by several coaches.
  • Scrimmage, Coaches Clinic, Spring Game on Tap for Cal Poly Football
    April 18, 2012
    Scrimmage, Coaches Clinic, Spring Game on Tap for Cal Poly Football Cal Poly's final scrimmage of the 2012 Spring Camp prior to the Green and Gold Spring Game will be held Saturday afternoon in conjunction with a coaches clinic. Practice on the "I" Field, located behind Mott Gym and adjacent to the tennis courts and outdoor track, begins at 3 p.m., with the scrimmage to start at about 4:30 p.m.
  • Cal Poly Conducts 70-Play Football Scrimmage Sunday Afternoon
    April 16, 2012
    Cal Poly Conducts 70-Play Football Scrimmage Sunday Afternoon After a pair of rainouts, the Cal Poly football team finally returned to the practice field Saturday and Sunday to continue the 2012 Spring Camp and conducted a 70-play scrimmage Sunday afternoon on the upper field of the Cal Poly Sports Complex.
  • Randy Hanson Hired as Defensive Secondary Coach at Cal Poly
    April 09, 2012
    Randy Hanson Hired as Defensive Secondary Coach at Cal Poly Randy Hanson, an assistant coach with the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions last season and a former assistant under head coach Tim Walsh at Portland State, has been hired as an assistant coach at Cal Poly.
  • Mustang Football Opens 2012 Spring Camp in Cold and Windy Conditions
    April 04, 2012
    Mustang Football Opens 2012 Spring Camp in Cold and Windy Conditions Cal Poly's first football practice of the 2012 Spring Camp was held on a cold, windy and blustery Wednesday morning on the upper fields of the Cal Poly Sports Complex.
  • Josh Brown Named Cal Poly’s Defensive Coordinator
    April 03, 2012
    Josh Brown Named Cal Poly’s Defensive Coordinator Josh Brown, special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach at Cal Poly the last two seasons, has been promoted to the position of defensive coordinator.
  • Cal Poly Football Opens 2012 Spring Practice Wednesday Morning
    April 02, 2012
    Cal Poly Football Opens 2012 Spring Practice Wednesday Morning Cal Poly’s fourth spring practice session under head coach Tim Walsh begins Wednesday morning on the upper field of the Cal Poly Sports Complex as the Mustangs prepare for their first season in the Big Sky Conference.
  • Seven Former  Cal Poly Football Players Participate in NFL Pro Day
    March 27, 2012
    Seven Former Cal Poly Football Players Participate in NFL Pro Day Seven former Cal Poly football players displayed their physical talents before six National Football League scouts at the annual NFL Pro Day held Tuesday morning.
  • Cal Poly Football’s NFL Pro Days Set for March 27-28
    March 25, 2012
    Cal Poly Football’s NFL Pro Days Set for March 27-28 Eight Mustangs who completed their Cal Poly football careers will participate in Tuesday’s NFL Pro Day for seniors. Nineteen players who were juniors last fall will be tested Wednesday.
  • Gocong to Appear at New Dick's Sporting Goods Store in San Luis Obispo
    March 15, 2012
    Gocong to Appear at New Dick's Sporting Goods Store in San Luis Obispo Former Cal Poly defensive end Chris Gocong, a linebacker with the Cleveland Browns the last two seasons, will make a guest appearance at the grand opening of Dick's Sporting Goods in San Luis Obispo on Saturday.
  • Cal Poly Football Game at Weber State Moved to Oct. 5
    February 29, 2012
    Cal Poly Football Game at Weber State Moved to Oct. 5 Cal Poly’s first football season in the Big Sky Conference will include its first Friday night contest in 50 years. The Mustangs’ Big Sky Conference game this fall at Weber State, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, in Ogden, Utah, has been moved to Friday, Oct. 5. The time for the kickoff will be announced at a later date.
  • Cornerback Asa Jackson Posts Impressive Marks at NFL Scouting Combine
    February 28, 2012
    Cornerback Asa Jackson Posts Impressive Marks at NFL Scouting Combine Former Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson compiled an overall grade of 70.5 in the 2012 National Football League's Scouting Combine, which ended Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Ex-Cal Poly Cornerback Asa Jackson Invited to 2012 NFL Scouting Combine
    February 14, 2012
    Ex-Cal Poly Cornerback Asa Jackson Invited to 2012 NFL Scouting Combine Former Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson has been invited to participate in the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, scheduled for Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
  • Quintet of Mustang Football Players Land on Great West All-Academic Team
    February 08, 2012
    Quintet of Mustang Football Players Land on Great West All-Academic Team Five Cal Poly football players have been named to the Great West Conference All-Academic Team for the 2011 season. Seniors Brandon Roberts, Matt Sullivan and Keaton Taylor were honored as was one junior, Kyle Mohamed, and one sophomore, placekicker James Langford. Roberts is a forestry and natural resources major while Sullivan majors in agricultural business. Both Taylor and Mohamed are construction management majors.
  • Cal Poly Football Announces 21 Recruits in Class of 2012
    February 01, 2012
    Cal Poly Football Announces 21 Recruits in Class of 2012 A total of 18 high school football players and a trio of transfers have signed national letters of intent to continue their football careers at Cal Poly. The announcement was made Wednesday by fourth-year Mustang football coach Tim Walsh and Cal Poly director of athletics Don Oberhelman.
  • Cal Poly to Hold National Signing Day Party Wednesday at Mother's Tavern
    January 31, 2012
    Cal Poly to Hold National Signing Day Party Wednesday at Mother's Tavern Cal Poly football will announce its Class of 2012 National Letter of Intent signees on Wednesday at Mother's Tavern, located at 725 Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo.
  • Jackson Notches Two Tackles, One Punt Return in 2012 Senior Bowl
    January 28, 2012
    Jackson Notches Two Tackles, One Punt Return in 2012 Senior Bowl Cal Poly senior Asa Jackson started at left cornerback and made two tackles and returned one punt for the North Squad in the 63rd annual Senior Bowl on Saturday, won by the North 23-13 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
  • Cornerback Asa Jackson Returns to Mobile on Saturday for 2012 Senior Bowl
    January 27, 2012
    Cornerback Asa Jackson Returns to Mobile on Saturday for 2012 Senior Bowl Cal Poly senior cornerback Asa Jackson will be playing alongside the likes of Alabama tight end Brad Smelley and quarterbacks Ryan Lindley of San Diego State, Kellen Moore of Boise State, Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State and Russell Wilson of Wisconsin in the 2012 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
  • Singletary Records Sack in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at Home Depot Center
    January 23, 2012
    Singletary Records Sack in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at Home Depot Center Former Cal Poly defensive end Matt Singletary recorded a sack on the second offensive play of the game for the American squad in the inaugural NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center on Saturday.
  • 2012 Cal Poly Football Schedule Announced
    January 18, 2012
    2012 Cal Poly Football Schedule Announced Cal Poly’s first football season in the Big Sky Conference features an 11-game schedule with five home dates, one opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision and no Division II foes.
  • Big Sky Enters Into Five-Year Television Agreement With DirecTV
    January 17, 2012
    Big Sky Enters Into Five-Year Television Agreement With DirecTV DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference have entered into a five-year agreement making DIRECTV Sports Networks and its ROOT SPORTS branded regional sports networks the league’s official TV partner and the home of Big Sky football and basketball. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
  • Cal Poly Football Cornerback Asa Jackson to Play in 2012 Senior Bowl
    January 16, 2012
    Cal Poly Football Cornerback Asa Jackson to Play in 2012 Senior Bowl Cal Poly senior cornerback Asa Jackson has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
  • Beyond Sports Network Honors Three Mustang Football Players
    January 05, 2012
    Beyond Sports Network Honors Three Mustang Football Players Three Cal Poly seniors -- offensive lineman Scott Winnewisser, cornerback Asa Jackson and fullback Jake Romanelli -- have been selected to the Beyond Sports Network FCS All-American Teams.
  • Cal Poly Football Signs Community College Transfer Barrett Wangara
    January 03, 2012
    Cal Poly Football Signs Community College Transfer Barrett Wangara College of San Mateo defensive lineman Barrett Wangara has signed a National Letter of Intent and a scholarship offer to continue his football career at Cal Poly.
  • Mustangs Romanelli and Jackson Earn More All-American Honors
    December 27, 2011
    Mustangs Romanelli and Jackson Earn More All-American Honors Fullback Jake Romanelli and cornerback Asa Jackson, both seniors, picked up more All-American honors Tuesday, this time from Phil Steele Publications. Both landed on the second team.
  • Mustang Football Players Romanelli and Jackson Earn All-American Honors
    December 19, 2011
    Mustang Football Players Romanelli and Jackson Earn All-American Honors Fullback Jake Romanelli and cornerback Asa Jackson, both seniors, have been selected to The Sports Network/Fathead.com Football Championship Subdivision All-American teams.
  • Cornerback Asa Jackson Named Third-Team All-American by Associated Press
    December 15, 2011
    Cornerback Asa Jackson Named Third-Team All-American by Associated Press Senior cornerback Asa Jackson has been selected to the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision All-American third team, the first Mustang honored by the news agency in three years.
  • Trio of Buchanan Award Winners Highlight All-Time Great West Football Team
    December 14, 2011
    Trio of Buchanan Award Winners Highlight All-Time Great West Football Team Led by Buck Buchanan Award winners Jordan Beck, Kyle Shotwell and Chris Gocong, Cal Poly is represented by 10 players on the All-Time Great West Conference Football Team. In addition, former Mustang head coach Rich Ellerson, who guided Cal Poly to a trio of Great West titles and a pair of NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berths, was selected as the coach of the team.
  • Cal Poly Football Team Ranked No. 8 in Jeff Sagarin USA Today Poll
    December 12, 2011
    Cal Poly Football Team Ranked No. 8 in Jeff Sagarin USA Today Poll Despite a 6-5 record and no playoff appearance this fall, the Cal Poly football team is ranked No. 8 among all 124 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision teams in this week's Jeff Sagarin rankings published in USA Today.
  • Asa Jackson Named Second-Team All-American by College Sports Madness
    December 06, 2011
    Asa Jackson Named Second-Team All-American by College Sports Madness Senior cornerback Asa Jackson, named Cal Poly's most valuable defensive player last week, has landed a spot on College Sports Madness’ All-American second team.
  • Romanelli Named Most Valuable Football Player for 2011 Season
    December 04, 2011
    Romanelli Named Most Valuable Football Player for 2011 Season Senior fullback Jake Romanelli, who became the 14th player in Cal Poly football history to reach the 1,000-yard mark in rushing for a single season, has been named Cal Poly's most valuable football player for the 2011 season. The award was presented at the Mustangs' football banquet held Sunday at the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande.
  • Romanelli Leads Six Mustangs Honored by College Sports Madness
    November 30, 2011
    Romanelli Leads Six Mustangs Honored by College Sports Madness College Sports Madness has honored six Cal Poly football players on its 2011 All-Great West Conference Team. Senior fullback Jake Romanelli, the 14th Mustang to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season, was named offensive player of the year.
  • Cal Poly Lands Seven on All-Great West Football First Team Selected by Media
    November 23, 2011
    Cal Poly Lands Seven on All-Great West Football First Team Selected by Media Cal Poly landed seven football players on the 2011 Great West Conference first team as selected by the media. Senior fullback Jake Romanelli was the lone unanimous selection on the 18 ballots submitted by writers, television and radio broadcasters as well as sports information directors.
  • Four Cal Poly Football Players Earn All-Great West First-Team Honors
    November 22, 2011
    Four Cal Poly Football Players Earn All-Great West First-Team Honors Although Cal Poly earned a share of the 2011 Great West Conference football championship, only four Mustang players were accorded first-team all-conference honors. In sharp contrast, a total of 15 players from UC Davis and Southern Utah, which shared last place with 1-3 records, were voted onto the first team by the conference’s five head coaches. Six Aggies and nine Thunderbirds were honored.
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