Football to Hold Spring Game Saturday at 3 p.m.
By ODU Athletics
April 19, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University football hosts their annual spring football game at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m.
The spring game culminates the 15 spring practices and is free admission to the public. The Big Blue BBQ will be held in the Porsche Silver Lot from 12:30-3 p.m. prior to the start of the spring game. The Barbeque is a ticketed event, with tickets $25 at the gate. There will be music provided by the Island Boys, as well as inflatable's and games. With your Barbeque ticket, fans will get free admission into the baseball game vs. William and Mary at 4 p.m. Ted Alexander and Andy Mashaw will have the call of the game on ESPN Radio 94.1.
The Spring Game
Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium
Concession stands and seating available on west side of stadium
Postgame autograph session on the field
The Monarchs will split into two teams for the game, pitting the Blue Team vs. the White Team.
Record-setting quarterback and Walter Payton Award Winner, Taylor Heinicke, will lead the Blue Team while returning starters on defense, including John Darr and Caleb Taylor, will play for the White Team.
The game will consist of four, eight-minute quarters, with a running clock until the final two minutes.
Old Dominion had a record-setting season in 2012 and have several players returning who earned various honors in the fall, including quarterback Taylor Heinicke, wide receiver Antonio Vaughan, offensive linemen David Born and Jack Lowney, and defensive lineman Dominique Guinn-Bailey.
Coach of the Year
ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder joined in the list of accolades as he was named American Football Monthly Coach of the Year and CaptainU Coach of the Year, after leading ODU to an 11-2 season and leading the Monarchs to a first place finish in the CAA.
Taylor Heinicke 2012 Accolades
Walter Payton Award (Best Player in the FCS)
Dudley Award (Best Division I Player in Virginia)
Touchdown Club of Columbus FCS Player of the Year
Virginia Sports Information Dir. Player of the Year
(The Sports Network, Beyond Sports Network, AP, Walter Camp, Phil Steele, College Sporting News, College Sports Journal)
CAA Offensive Player of the Year
FCS record for single-season passing yards, completions and total plays.
Single-game record for passing yards, total offense and most passes without an INT (64-61 win over New Hampshire)