Cam Smith, SR, 6-1, WR, All-MSFA MEL 1st Tm 2014; 9 TD rcpt #2 in MSFA; #6 MSFA at 76.0 ypg recvg; Nick Ferrer, SO, 6-5, QB, 2 starts, played in 9 games; 818 yds passing, 6 TD passes, 90.9 ypg, .507 completion pct.; Cale Tabler, SR, 5-9, S, All-MSFA 2nd Tm; 5 INT, 1 TD, USF top returning tackler (64), 22 solo, 10 PDs, 5 PBUs; Karrington Thompson, SR, 6-1, DE, All-MSFA HM; #2 returning tackler (50), 24 solo;
Last Year's Overall Record:6 - 5
Top 5 Recruits:
Piercen Harnish, FR, 6-1, LB, Norwell H.S. / Ossian, Ind. / Indiana North All-Star Team; Grant Sherman, FR, 6-6, QB, Transfer from U. of Toledo, where was TE; He finished No. 2 on the single-season Ohio passing list with 5,920 yards and he threw for 65 TDs his senior season in 2013 helping KHS to a 13-1 record and the OHSAA Divition IV State Semifinal game.; Quinn Zaerr, FR, 6-4, OL, St. Mary's, OH / Memorial H.S.; Marcus Stepp, FR, 6-1, LB, Bishop Dwenger H.S / Ft. Wayne, Ind./IFCA 4A All-State 1st Team, AP All-State Honorable Mention, Indiana Preps Top 50, 1st Team All-SAC. Finished with 56 solo tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception returned for 20 yards.;
Wesley Hunsucker, SR, 6-2, QB, All-MSFA Mideast League 1st Team; #3 in MSFA Pass efficiency; #7 in passing yds per game (178.6); #4 in TD passes thrown (18); #5 in passing completion pct. (.552); Antoine Campbell, SR, 5-11, RB, All-MSFA MEL 2nd team; #4 ypg in MSFA 80.0 ypg, 6 rushing TDs, 3 100+ yds rushing games; Kyle Mathewson, SR, 6-2, LB, All-MSFA MEL 1st Team; #1 USF tackles with 100, #6 in MSFA tackles; Kory Stamps, SR, 5-8, CB, All-MSFA 1st Team; #5 in tackles (53) for USF.;
USF welcomes back 2,486 receiving yds from 2014 and 26 TDs and 14 receivers . . . USF posted 16th consecutive winning season in 2014 . . . Kevin Donley, 278 career wins, is No. 2 on the most wins by an active college coach list behind Ken Sparks (325) at Carson Newman; Donley ranks No. 14 overall on the wins list . . . USF upset three NAIA Top 25 teams including 38-20 win at No. 12 Robert Morris . . . USF led NAIA FCS runner-up Marian 18-13 at halftime in Indianapolis . . . in 36 seasons, Donley has 28 winning seasons; at USF he has guided the Cougars to 11 MSFA Mideast League titles and 14 NAIA FCS appearances and a 164-42-0 record in 17 seasons . . . . 2015 will be 18th USF football season, all under guidance of Kevin Donley, who enters his 37th season as a collegiate head coach with an NAIA record 278 wins. He is 278-127-1 overall, 164-42-0 at USF, 90-16 in MSFA . . . USF returns one 2014 All-MSFA 1st Team selection (SR WR Cam Smith), one 2nd Team selection and two Honorable Mentions . . . Donley was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame-Football in January 2014. He has been MSFA MEL Coach of the Year 9 times.