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Team: Monmouth University Hawks
Conference: Big South
Home Games: Kessler Stadium
Head Coach: Kevin Callahan
Notable Players: Chris Hogan, Neal Sterling, Miles Austin III, John Nalbone, Hakeem Valles, Reggie White Jr., Will Holder
Monmouth Hawks Football TicketsEstablished in 1992 and playing its first game in 1993, one of the most remarkable facts about the Monmouth Hawks is that the team has retained the same coach for the duration of its time playing college football. Coach Callahan has led the Hawks to five conference championship titles. Monmouth University's most significant recent achievement was in 2017 when it finished 9–3, reached as high as No. 22 in the national polls and earned a berth into the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the first time in school history. The team's home turf is Kessler Stadium in West Long Branch, N.J. Football players inducted into the Monmouth Athletics Hall of Fame include Dan Sabella, Miles Austin III, Joseph Sentipal and Jason Gmitter. MU's longest rivalry in college football is against Wagner followed by Albany, both with whom the Hawks formerly shared the Northeast Conference. StubHub is your source for Monmouth Hawks football tickets.
What was Monmouth Hawks' record last season?The Monmouth Hawks went 8–3 in 2018 with a conference record of 4–1. The team finished in second place in its conference behind Kennesaw State.
How big is the Monmouth Hawks football stadium?Originally Kessler Field, the home stadium was built in 1993 and was comprised of a press box and a grandstand that could seat 3,000 fans. FieldTurf installed an artificial grass surface in 2005. Shortly before the notable 2017 season began, Kessler Field was extensively renovated into a bona fide stadium with more than 4,200 seats, 800 of which are chairs with backs. Seating now goes from end zone to end zone on the southern side of the playing field. A simple press box has transformed into a state-of-the-art mecca with a multimedia center nearby. Kessler Stadium has three floors and features Brockriede Family Concessions and exclusive club events. The stadium sits on the western end of the 155-acre Monmouth University campus. It is also home to Monmouth track and field and lacrosse.
Does Monmouth Hawks football have any historical rivalries?Sometimes the spirit of rivalry persists even when two teams stop playing each other. When they meet again, they can resume where they left off. This happened between the Monmouth Hawks and Wagner Seahawks in 2018. It marked the renewal of a rivalry with a close and exciting finish and a few school records. It seemed the perfect way to end a two-year hiatus that came in 2016 after the teams met for 23 consecutive seasons. In one highlight, Monmouth quarterback Kenji Bahr made a screen pass to Reggie White Jr., who then rushed 84 yards for the game-winning touchdown. It was White Jr.'s 213th catch, making him the school's new all-time leading receiver. The 101-point combined score was the highest the teams had ever accomplished in their 24 games thus far. Hawks freshman running back Juwon Farri rushed for 104 yards of the total 263 that Monmouth posted. Wagner quarterback T.J. Linta threw for 377 yards, a record for his school. Monmouth maintained its edge in the series, moving to 14–10 after its 54–47 win.
What is the Monmouth Hawks football schedule for 2019?Monmouth University football starts on the road against the Western Michigan Broncos before subsequently hosting the Lafayette Leopards and the Albany Great Danes. The team then faces the Montana Grizzlies and the Wagner Seahawks on the road. As is true for many other colleges, the Monmouth Hawks expect tough opposition from its conference. It hosts the Presbyterian Blue Hose and the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs, followed by grueling trips to meet the Charleston Southern Buccaneers and the Kennesaw State Owls. North Alabama is a home game before MU rounds out its season with the Campbell Fighting Camels and with new conference rivals theHampton Pirates.
Who are some of Monmouth Hawks' most notable football players?Before Reggie White Jr.'s historical performance in 2018 against Wagner, Neal Sterling held the school record for most career catches. He received First-Team All-Big South honors in his senior year. In 2015, he became only the second Monmouth Hawk to be drafted by the NFL when Jacksonville picked him in the seventh round. Sterling joined the New York Jets in 2017, charting six receptions and averaging over 13 yards a carry that year. Miles Austin III, during his time at Monmouth University as wide receiver, held records for most receptions and reception yardage, scoring, receiving touchdowns and yards per carry. He won First Team All-Conference titles three times, leading the Monmouth Hawks football team to consecutive Northeast Conference championships in 2003 and 2004. In the NFL, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2009 and 2010 and broke a record for most receiving yards in a game in Dallas Cowboys history. His 93-yard kickoff return in the 2007 playoff game against the Seahawks still ranks in the top 20 of all time as of 2018.
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