University of Redlands football team announced its captains for the 2008 season today. Voted in by their peers, senior defensive lineman Brock Arndt (Valencia, CA), senior defensive back Conor Drake (Jackson, CA), senior quarterback/punter Dan Selway (Villa Park, CA) and senior fullback Tom Romaine (Ahwatukee, AZ) received captain honors.
Named a Preseason All-American by D3football.com, Arndt solidifies the defensive line this season after receiving Second-Team All-West honors and First-Team All-SCIAC laurels in 2007, tallying 48 tackles, five sacks and two recovered fumbles for 10 yards.
Exemplifying the ideals of Bulldog football, Drake brings senior leadership to the backfield. Drake earned an All-SCIAC First Team selection last year after a season that included 13 broken-up passes and two interceptions to compliment 39 total tackles.
Returning as a captain for his second season, the consummate athlete Selway takes the reigns for the second year as the signal caller for Redlands. This returning Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Offensive Player of the Year garnered a 140.47 efficiency rating in 2007, compiling a total of 2,429 yards passing and 22 touchdowns through the air. He also ran in three touchdowns.
Rounding out this year’s captains is Romaine. Providing running and blocking skills, Romaine helped the team gain 1,969 yards rushing and fortified one of the best offensive units in the region and in the NCAA. For his efforts, the SCIAC named him to the conference’s second team.
The Bulldogs take on the University of Dubuque (IA) at 7 p.m. Saturday.