USF Honors Lineman; 2013 Spring Football Game To Be At Night (With Video)

By Dean Pantazi

February 10, 2013 Updated Feb 10, 2013 at 11:55 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE (www.incnow.tv) - Saint Francis senior defensive lineman Lance Carey has been named the Cougars’ 2012 recipient of the Silver Helmet, an annual award which is selected by the USF coaching staff.

The USF Silver Helmet recognizes academic and athletic achievement as well as outstanding attitude.

Careywas presented with this award at the conclusion of the 15th annual USF football awards banquet Sunday.

USF head coach Kevin Donley and his staff recognized the 19 seniors for their contributions including Austin Coleman, who was awarded a special award for setting the NAIA record for career kickoff return touchdowns (8), and 19 more underclassmen award winners.

USF Athletic Director Mike McCaffrey presented Donley with a special plaque recognizing Donley as the NAIA record holder for career wins, 263 and counting.

Donley also announced that the annual conclusion of spring drills – the Black and Blue Game – will be on Sat., April 20, at 7 p.m. at Bishop John M. D’Arcy Stadium.

Part of the proceeds from the game will be donated to the family of Noah Barbknecht, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident in Vermont on Dec. 24. Barbknecht is a freshman at Northrop High School and was a member of 2012 Bruins football team.

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