Air Force Falcons football


Air Force Falcons football

NCAAFootballSchool
TeamName = Air Force Falcons


HeadCoachDisplay = Troy Calhoun
HeadCoachLink = Troy Calhoun
HeadCoachYear = 2nd
HCWins = 1
HCLosses = 0
HCTies =
Stadium = Falcon Stadium
StadCapacity = 52,480
StadSurface = Turf
Location = United States Air Force Academy
ConferenceDisplay= Mountain West
ConferenceLink = Mountain West Conference
FirstYear = 1955
AthlDirectorDisp = Dr. Hans J. Mueh
AthlDirectorLink = Hans J. Mueh
WebsiteName = GoAirForceFalcons.com
WebsiteURL = http://goairforcefalcons.cstv.com/
ATWins = 303
ATLosses = 260
ATTies = 43
ATPercentage = .546
BowlWins = 8
BowlLosses = 9
BowlTies = 1
Color1 = Blue
Color1Hex = 0000FF
Color2 = Silver
Color2Hex = C0C0C0
FightSong = "Falcon Fight Song"
(unofficial: "The U.S. Air Force")
MascotDisplay = Fighting Falcon
MascotLink = The Bird (mascot)
MarchingBand = USAF Academy Band
PagFreeLabel = Rivals
PagFreeValue = Army Black Knights
Navy Midshipmen
Colorado State Rams

The Air Force Falcons are the college football team from the United States Air Force Academy, located just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team is a mid-major program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Mountain West Conference.

tyle

Given the physical restrictions that military service puts on cadets, Air Force football has traditionally been based more on speed, willpower and technical execution than on pure size and strength. The Falcons have traditionally run a triple option offense, and have routinely competed favorably against bigger and stronger national opponents. While the wishbone is almost always assumed synonymous with the triple option, Air Force only deployed the formation occasionally under Coaches DeBerry and Hatfield. One mainstay from both of these coaches was the option, and the consistent repetition to near perfection, as witnessed by the wins and the rushing statistics in the past 25 years, regularly placing Air Force in the top ten rushing teams in the nation.

Falcon Stadium

Falcon home games are played in Falcon Stadium, which sits in at the base of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 6,621 feet above sea level. Pre-game activities include flyovers by Air Force aircraft, including the F-15 and B-2. The highest attendance at a home game was 56,409 spectators in 2002, when the Falcons battled the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame. [http://www.airforcesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3000&KEY=&ATCLID=157958&SPID=804&SPSID=22383]

History

The Falcons are not only recognized by the lightning bolt on the side of their helmets, but their traditional option attack. Air Force is one of the premier rushing teams in the nation. Since Fisher DeBerry took over as Falcons head coach in 1984, they have ranked among the nation’s top 10 in rushing 19 times in 21 years. The Air Force football team has enjoyed success not only on the field but also in the classroom. In 49 years of Air Force football, there have been 39 Academic All-Americans. [http://www.airforcesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3000&KEY=&ATCLID=157958&SPID=804&SPSID=22383]

The 1985 Season

1985 was the most successful season in Air Force football history. Under 2nd year coach Fisher DeBerry, the Fightin’ Falcons came within one win of playing for the national championship. They recorded 10 straight wins, climbed the polls to #2 in the nation, but lost to BYU by 7 points in the penultimate game of the season. Air Force rebounded with a bowl game win over Texas in the Bluebonnet Bowl and finished with a 12-1 record as the #5 ranked team in the nation.

Past Results

Academic All-Americans

[http://www.airforcesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3000&KEY=&ATCLID=157958&SPID=804&SPSID=22383]

2008 Schedule

[http://themwc.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/08teamskeds.html]

Current Coaching Staff

*Head Coach: Troy Calhoun
*Defensive Coordinator/Safeties: Tim DeRuyter
*Corner Backs/Recruiting Coordinator: Capt. Charlton Warren
*Assistant Head Coach/Inside Linebackers: Brian Knorr
*Defensive Line: Ron Burton
*Outside Linebackers: Matt Weikert
*Offensive Co-Coordinator/Offensive Line: Clay Hendrix
*Tight Ends: Ben Miller
*Running Backs: Jemal Singleton
*Wide Receivers: Michael Thiessen
*Offensive Co-Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Blane Morgan
*Offensive Assistant: Patrick Covington
*Head JV Coach: Lt. Col. Steve Senn
*Assistant JV Head Coach: Maj. Anthony Roberson
*Strength/Conditioning Coach: Matt McGettigan [http://www.airforcesports.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=13910&SPID=804&DB_OEM_ID=3000&Q_SEASON=2005] [http://goairforcefalcons.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/afa-m-footbl-mtt.html]

Sources

* 2005 Air Force Football Media Guide

External links

* [http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegefootball/teams/page/AF CBS Sportsline page]
* [http://www.airforcesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3000&KEY=&ATCLID=157958&SPID=804&SPSID=22383]
* [http://goairforcefalcons.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/afa-m-footbl-mtt.html]


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