Monday, September 11, 2006

family tree

There are a lot of interesting family ties to this year's team, not just the McCarthy family.

Family tree
A closer look at some family ties for the Yale football team:
Steve Basserman: Grandfather Ambrose McGowan (‘32) played baseball and basketball at Yale. Peter Boisi: Brother Zach (‘01) was All-Ivy selection in track at Yale.
Mike Cautero: Brother Matt (‘06) played football at Yale.
Darius Dale: Related to NFL great Jerry Rice and fromer U Miami basketball star Darius Rice.
Joe Dennison: Father Rick played nine seasons for Denver Broncos and is now their offensive coordinator.
Ken Ebeling: Father played football at Colgate and two exhibition seasons in NFL with Bengals and Patriots.
Joe Fuccillo: Brother Dominick played football at Princeton.
Casey Gerald: Father Rod played quarterback and wide receiver at Ohio State and one season with Eagles.
Jared Hamilton: Father Larry played for 1984 BYU national champion football team.
Kevin Littleotn: Brother Ray (‘02) played football at Yale.
Chris McClowry: Father Patrick and uncles Bob and Terry played at Michigan State. Bob was drafted by Browns in 1973, Terry was drafted by Giants in 1975.
Stephen Schmalhofer: Father Stephen was all-Southern Conference football player at William and Mary.
Dan Sica: Cousin of former Ravens standout Tony Siragusa
Brendan Sponheimer: Father John was two-time All-Ivy defensive end at Cornell. Brother Brian was three-year letterman at Harvard.
David Thomas: Grandfather Harvey holds current 100-yard dash record set against Yale in 1942 at 9.6 seconds.
Nick Wachtler: Father Kurt played at Division III power St. John’s (Minn.) and was drafted by Vikings in 1974.
Tim Handlon: Brother Matt (‘06) played at Yale.
Max Newton: Father Mark was captain of Amherst football team.
Austin Pulsipher: Father played football at Brigham Young. Uncle Daniel was All-America kicker at Utah.
Rodney Reynolds: Cousin of track star Evelyn Ashford.
Paul Rice: Father Louis played at Harvard.
Brandon Scott: Related to Freddie Shepard, who pitched and played outfield in the Negro Leagues for six different teams between 1943 and 1948 and went on to play minor league baseball between 1948 and 1950.
Richie Scudellari: Father Richard was linebacker and captain at Boston College. Daniel Senn: Uncles Tommy and Louis founded Borders Bookstore.
John Sheffield: Brother David (‘06) played at Brown.
Joe Traynor: Father Patrick was All-American track and country runner at Villanova and an international runner for five years after college.

Sets of Brothers on this year’s team
Larry and Bobby Abare
Matt and John Coombs
Kevin and Thomas McCarthy
Eric and Daniel Senn
Jordan and Rylan Spence


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