DURHAM, N.H. – Senior quarterback Kevin Decker (Armonk, N.Y.) and senior defensive end Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) will serve as captains for the 2011 University of New Hampshire football team, head coach Sean McDonnell announced during Thursday's practice. The duo was honored as the result of a team vote during the final week of spring practice.
Decker is poised to take over the starting quarterback position this fall after serving as the backup to incumbent R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.), a 2010 co-captain, for three seasons. Decker completed 46 of 67 passes for 447 yards with five touchdowns and one interception in '10. Filling in for the injured Toman in the Wildcats' NCAA Division I second-round playoff game at Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 4, Decker set career highs in completions (23), attempts (35), yards (289) and touchdowns (three) in UNH's 45-20 triumph.
McNally is coming off one of the greatest seasons ever compiled by a New Hampshire defensive player. The 6-3, 256-pound defensive end was named a College Sporting News Sweet-63 All-America, an ECAC All-Star, FCS All-New England and All-CAA First Team in 2010 after establishing
the University's all-time single-season record with a CAA-leading 13.5 sacks. McNally paced the 'Cats with 15 tackles for loss and made 42 tackles overall, highlighted by a career-high 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the playoff win at Bethune-Cookman.
The Wildcats will end spring camp with the annual Blue-White Game at Cowell Stadium on Saturday, May 7, at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free to the game, which will be preceded by an 11 a.m. tree-planting ceremony in honor of fallen teammate Todd Walker (Edwards, Colo.) at the Walk of Memory in front of the UNH Field House.
The football team also announced that the second annual UNH Football Super Cat Alumni Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, originally scheduled for this Saturday afternoon, has been postponed until the fall in order for more alumni and friends to get the opportunity to participate.
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