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Mount Allison Mounties
First season 1955
Athletic director Pierre Arsenault
Head coach Kelly Jeffrey
5th year, 9–31–0  (.225)
Other staff Scott Annand (DC)
Home stadium MacAulay Field
Stadium capacity 2500
Stadium surface Grass
Location Sackville, New Brunswick
League CIS
Conference AUS (1955 - present)
Past associations AUAA (1974-1998)
All-time record 142–180–0 (.441)
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 0
Atlantic Bowl Championships 2
1984, 1991
Jewett Trophies 4
1984, 1985, 1991, 1997
Hec Crighton winners 2
Éric Lapointe (2)
Colours Garnet and Gold

             

Website athletics.mta.ca

The Mount Allison Mounties football program is in its 57th year of active competition as of the 2012 CIS football season.[1] The team has twice appeared in the Vanier Cup, once in 1984, and again in 1991, losing both times. Recently, the Mounties have made the playoffs three times in the past five years (2007, 2008 & 2010). The Mounties finished second in the AUS conference in 2010 and hosted their first home playoff game (conference semi-finals) since the new millennium.[2] However, their success was short lived as the team finished winless in the 2011 campaign.

Recent regular season resultsEdit

Season Games Won Lost OT Loss Pct % PF PA Standing
20008 170 0.125 100 2364th in AUS
20018 170 0.125 47 3304th in AUS
20028 170 0.125 60 3344th in AUS
20038 080 0.000 66 2794th in AUS
20048 080 0.000 64 2484th in AUS
20058 080 0.000 23 3794th in AUS
20067 250 0.286 132 2254th in AUS
20078 170 0.125 199 2954th in AUS
20088 260 0.250 189 2723rd in AUS
20098 080 0.000 124 3484th in AUS
20108 440 0.500 157 1962nd in AUS
20118 080 0.000 146 3444th in AUS
20128 350 0.375 141 2503rd in AUS

Recent Playoff ResultsEdit

Mounties in the CFLEdit

As of the end of the 2012 CFL season, two former Mounties players are on CFL teams' rosters:

Mounties Football Coaching StaffEdit

The Mount Allison Mounties Football team is led by head coach Kelly Jeffrey.

Jeffrey came to Mount Allison after being the head coach and offensive co-ordinator at Mayville State University (MSU) in North Dakota for four years (2002–2005). During those four seasons his team set numerous offensive records for most yards per game and total yards in a season, and he coached the all-time single season record holders for individual rushing, receiving, completions, and passing yards. Overall the school set nine offensive records while producing five Don Hanson All-Americans.[3]

Before MSU in 2001, Jeffrey coached quarterbacks at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and at the University of San Diego (1998–2000) where he trained three all-conference quarterbacks in his three seasons and coached the all-time leading passer in touchdowns, completions, and yardage. He also coached running backs at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD (1996–1997) and wide receivers at North Dakota's Dickinson State University (1994–1995), a team that finished with a perfect 10-0 season in 1995, and were conference champions in both 1994 and 1995.[3]

Top AthletesEdit

Eric Lapointe ('00) (Football) represents more than just records and statistics, although he dominated both areas of the sport during his four years as a Mountie. He was looked to by his teammates for on-field and locker-room inspiration, and he did not disappoint. Drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos, Lapointe ended up with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1999 where he rushed for 691 yards during the season, helping his team to the Grey Cup in which he was the game's leading ground gainer. Traded to Toronto, he ultimately ended his career with his hometown Montreal Alouettes. In his final season he was the starting running back in the Grey Cup game. Eric retired with the Alouettes in 2006 after their Grey Cup loss to the BC Lions.[4]

Gary Ross ('11) (Football) The football team’s most valuable player in recent years, Ross had an unprecedented football season in 2009, breaking several school and conference records along the way. Leading the league in most of the special teams and receiving categories, the five-foot-nine Ross was selected as the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference’s MVP and was a strong nominee for the nation’s most outstanding player award — the Hec Crighton Trophy. While he narrowly missed this honour he was still recognized with two All-Canadian awards for the second consecutive season. A four-time AUS Player of the Week, he was named both as a first-team Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All-Canadian inside receiver, and a second-team CIS All-Canadian return specialist. He led the Atlantic conference in receptions (60), receiving yards (818 yards), receiving touchdowns (four), and all-purpose yards (1,423 yards). He has been an all-star receiver and the conference’s top special teams player in each of his four years at Mount Allison, and is now the AUS career leader in receptions (172), receiving yards (2,582), and all-purpose yards (5,990 yards). This season he was the only Atlantic conference player to average over 100 yards receiving per game (102.2 yards per game) and his 60 receptions are also a new AUS single-season record, smashing the previous mark of 48. His 818 receiving yards are a new Mounties’ single-season school record and the fourth highest total in league history. He currently ranks second in AUS history with 1,679 career punt return yards and 1,403 career kickoff return yards.[5]

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