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Austin Peay State University football’s linebackers coach Gary Shephard Resigns

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Gary Shephard, who returned to Austin Peay State University two seasons ago to assist his longtime friend and football coaching cohort Rick Christophel, has resigned his position as Governors linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator.

Gary Shephard resigns as APSU linebackers coach (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Gary Shephard resigns as APSU linebackers coach (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University begins interviews for new football coach

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will begin interviewing candidates this week for its vacant head football coaching position.

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Austin Peay Governors Football coach Christophel submits resignation to become NFL Cardinals assistant

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – It is now official. Rick Christophel, Austin Peay State University’s football coach the last six seasons, has submitted his resignation in order to become the tight ends coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

“I am excited about starting a new chapter in my coaching career,” Christophel said. “I started thinking about this (coaching in the NFL), talking about this all the way back when I was in high school. What was I going to do with the rest of my life? If I couldn’t play I wanted to coach at the highest level possible.

“This has become a dream come true.”

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Austin Peay Governors football coach Rick Christophel accepts job with Arizona Cardinals

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Rick Christophel, Austin Peay State University’s football coach the last six seasons, has been offered the job as tight ends coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Austin Peay Governors Football’s Reco Williams named to OVC All-Newcomer Squad

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay redshirt freshman tailback Reco Williams has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team, in a vote of OVC coaches and sports information directors.

Williams carried the ball 105 times for 501 yards – an average of 4.8 yards per carry – in nine games for the Governors in 2012. He also caught 17 passes – fourth-most by a Gov – for 147 yards. He also totaled three touchdowns on the season (two rushing, one receiving).

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Austin Peay Governors Football’s defense holds back Tennessee Tech for 38-31 win

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – After racing out to an early 31-0 lead, Austin Peay’s football team survived a furious Tennessee Tech comeback to hang on for a 38-31 Ohio Valley Conference victory on Senior Day.

The victory gives Austin Peay (2-9, 1-7 OVC) its first Ohio Valley Conference win in 2012, as well as a victory in Sgt. York Trophy contests every season since the award’s inception in 2007. Tennessee Tech falls to 3-8 (1-7 OVC). Austin Peay’s 38-point outburst is the Govs largest scoring output in 46 meetings with the Golden Eagles.

Austin Peay Governors Football's defense comes up big in the 4th quarter to stop Tennessee Tech's comeback.

Austin Peay Governors Football’s defense comes up big in the 4th quarter to stop Tennessee Tech’s comeback.

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Austin Peay Governors Football game Saturday will honor Military, APSU Faculty and Staff

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s final home football game, 11:00am, Saturday, features a number of exciting promotions highlighting Fort Campbell’s Walk to Afghanistan, APSU’s Faculty and Staff, along with the 1977 OVC Championship Governors Football team.

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Austin Peay Governors Football to play Tennessee Vols for first time in 2013

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For the first time in school history, Austin Peay State University will play Tennessee in football during the 2013 season.

The Governors will travel to Knoxville, TN to play the Volunteers to kickoff the season, Saturday, August 31st.

“It was an opportunity that arose that we couldn’t turn down,” APSU head coach Rick Christophel said. “It will be exciting for our players and our fans. It also will help us in recruiting.

Austin Peay Football to play the Tennessee Volunteers next season at Neyland Stadium. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football to play the Tennessee Volunteers next season at Neyland Stadium. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football heads to Richmond to take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsRichmond, KY – Austin Peay will jump back on the road this weekend seeking that elusive first victory when the Govs battle Eastern Kentucky, 2:00pm, Saturday, in Ohio Valley Conference play at Roy Kidd Stadium.

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Austin Peay Governors Football’s Wesley Kitts suspended for team policy violation, will not play against Murray State

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Wesley Kitts, Austin Peay State University’s senior running back, has been suspended “for a violation of team policy.”

That was announced by Governors head coach Rick Christophel late Friday. As a result, Kitts will not play against Murray State, Saturday night. His future status will be reviewed next week.

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