AFCA, D3football.com name Riely first-team All-American
Catholic University right tackle Dan Riely was named a first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association. Riely, a right tackle and three-year starter, anchored the Cardinals' charge toward a school-record 2,228 yards rushing to rank 24th nationally. Catholic running back Dan Boyle accounted for 1,533 of those yards, also a school record.
Riely and his fellow linemen gave up just 10 sacks, including four consecutive games without allowing one, and helped quarterback Derek McGee lead the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in passing for the second straight year. The team also ranked 29th in total offense with 4,096 yards. For his efforts Riely was also named first team all-ODAC.
Riely, named as a 2000 Aztec Bowl participant (DIII all-star game) is the ninth first or second team All-American under head coach Tom Clark at the Catholic University of America.
1999: Named honorable mention All-ODAC • Provided blocking that helped team set school record for most rushing yards (2,044) and ranked seventh nationally in scoring offense and total offense, and 24th in passing offense. 1998: Started at center for the nation's 26th-ranked scoring offense • His blocking assisted Andrew Notarfrancesco into becoming the nation's ninth-leading scorer and 20th-leading rusher. 1997: Did not play. 1996: Appeared as a 195-pound reserve defensive lineman.
Note: Has had surgery on the same two tendons in his right hand three times, the last in June of '97. Cannot fully extend his third and fourth fingers or make a complete fist, and will never regain full use of the hand.
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2000 Results (6-4, 4-2 ODAC) Stats
|Sept. 2||at John Carroll||L, 37-3||Game notes, box score, story|
|Sept. 9||at Franklin & Marshall||W, 39-0||Game notes, box score, story|
|Sept. 23||at Randolph-Macon *||L, 31-28||Game notes, box score, story|
|Sept. 30||La Salle (Div. I-AA)||L, 35-10||Game notes, box score, story|
|Oct. 7||Washington & Lee *||W, 47-0||Game notes, box score, story|
|Oct. 14||at Methodist||W, 13-9||Game notes, box score, story|
|Oct. 21||at Hampden-Sydney *||W, 34-23||Game notes, box score, story|
|Oct. 28||at Emory & Henry *||W, 50-40||Game notes, box score, story|
|Nov. 4||Guilford * (Homecoming)||W, 69-27||Game notes, box score, story|
|Nov. 11||Bridgewater *||L, 46-33||Game notes, box score, story|
|2000 Quick Facts|
Location: Washington, D.C.
Enrollment: 2,500 undergraduates
President: Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M.
Athletic Director: Robert J. Talbot
Affiliations: NCAA Division III, ECAC
Conference: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Colors: Cardinal Red & Black
Stadium (Capacity): DuFour Field (3,500)
|Playing Surface: Kentucky
Interim SID: Greg Sesny
SID Phone/Fax: 202-319-5610/6199
Head Coach: Tom Clark (Maryland '86)
Career Record: 50-10-1 (.828), Six years
Lettermen Returning/Lost: 66/32
Starters Returning: 15 (8 Off., 7 Def.)
Starters Lost: 7 (3 Off., 4 Def.)
Basic Offense: Multiple Set
Basic Defense: 4-3
1999 Record: 9-2 (6-0 ODAC Champions)
2000 Preseason Rankings: 7th, Sports Illustrated; 16th, Street & Smith's