Olivet Nazarene University

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School Colors: Purple and Gold
SID Name: Nick Birkey

Mid States Football Association West
Main Rivals:
  • University of St. Francis (Ill)

Undergraduate On Campus Enrollment: 2750
Last Playoff Appearance: 2000

Local Radio Broadcasts (Call Letters and Fequency): N/A
Local Newspaper: Daily-Journal (Kankakee)
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Last Year's
Conference Record:
1 - 4
Base Offense: Multiple
Key Returners:
Gage Buckley, SO, 6-4, QB, 883 yards passing, 130 yards rushing, 7 total TDS; Michael Ho-Lewis, SR, 5-11, RB, injured in 2014, 2013 1st team All-MSFA Midwest Offense, 873 yards, 11 TDs; Lucas Limberg, SR, 6-0, DB, 2nd Team All-MSFA Midwest Defense 34 tackles, 6 Int; Thomas Dexter, SR, 6-2, DE, 2nd Team All-MSFA Midwest Defense 37 tackles, 7 sacks;
Last Year's
Overall Record:
2 - 9
Base Defense: 3-4
Top 5 Recruits:
Conner Messer, FR, 6-0, WR, Ashland, Ky.; Davis Clay, FR, 6-2, OL, Highlands Ranch, Co.; Joel Boser, FR, 6-1, DE, Cicero, Ind.; Conner Dowd, FR, 6-0, LB, Oakdale, Calif.;
Key Losses:
Brandon Ruemler, SR, 6-1, LB, AFCA NAIA 1st Team All-American, 1st Team MSFA Midwest Defense 171 tackles, 23.5 TFL; Tyler Swindle, SR, 6-2, WR, 332 yards receiving (led team), 1 TD; Alan Knol, SR, 6-3, OL, 2nd Team MSFA Midwest Offense; John Litrenta, JR, 5-10, LB, 77 tackles;
Additional Information:
Two leading running backs from 2013 returning after injuries, Michael Ho-Lewis and David Payne
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Head Coach: Brian Fish

Alma Mater:

Olivet Nazarene University

Years at Current School:


Wins at School:

Losses at School:

13 31

Career Wins:

Career Losses:

13 31
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Offensive Coordinator:
Jeff DiSandro
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Defensive Coordinator:
Mark Reddy
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Ward Field

Stadium Address

One University Ave., Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

Stadium Capacity:


Stadium Surface:

UBU Sports Speed S5-M synthetic turf
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