2016-17 Football
1 Wes Jordan WR
2 Nick Jones QB
3 Rashaad Smith DB
4 Will Elm OLB
5 Braxton Ivery WR
6 Jackson Swindler WR
7 Raleigh Yeldell QB
8 Joe Blue ILB
9 Holden Beemiller WR
10 Sumner Cooler QB
11 Tovaris Cureton WR
12 Mac McCurry ILB
13 Markell Castle WR
14 Manny McCord WR
15 J.T. Waters WR
16 Baptiste Staggers TE
17 Jawanza Adams DB
18 Tony Gaston DB
19 Cole Watson WR
20 Trey Gregg HB
21 Tevin Williams OLB
22 Romelo Doctor RB
23 LaQuan White DB
24 Rameak Smith OLB
25 Caleb Belton DB
26 Alonzo McGill OLB
27 Anfernee Moffett ILB
28 Kareem Auguste DB
29 Avery Shippy DB
30 Rondreas Truesdale RB
31 Marcus Brown FS
32 Jimmy Holmes DL
33 Kardeem Hines DB
34 Austin Barnes TE
35 Knox Butcher FB
36 Steven Archie RB
37 Rashard Alston FB
38 Hasani Brown DB
39 Boo Williams OLB
40 Trey Woods OLB
41 Baylen English DB
42 Jaquille Oden DL
43 Desmond Beasley-Jones OLB
44 Stan Davis DL
45 Chase Austin ILB
46 Hampton Smith OLB
47 Troy Cunningham OLB
48 Terrell Johnson DB
49 Deonte Rice DB
50 Will Holbrook ILB
51 Keiron Murphy OL
52 Dakota Mozingo OL
53 Chris Watkins ILB
54 Peyton Hite OLB
55 Darryl Foster ILB
56 Christian Tejada OL
57 Austin Anderson OL
58 Marcus Chestnut ILB
59 Malcolm Ford DB
60 Troy Cann K
61 Trevin Mingo-Watts OL
62 Daryus Gillespie DL
63 Perry Able LS
64 Cody Wadford OL
65 Andrew Sprouse DL
66 Josh Spigner DL
67 Tevin Thomas OL
68 Dylan Beauchamp OL
69 Shea Rodgers K
70 Tyler Anderson OL
71 Chris Morales OL
72 Austin Turner OL
73 Dylan Richey OL
75 Kinard Lisbon DL
76 Bobby McNeil OL
77 Sam Hall OL
78 Tyler Stasky OL
79 Travis Morgan LS
80 Keinan Lewis WR
81 Darius Clark WR
82 Raquan Brown RB
83 Dv'nn Cooks WR
84 Vidal McKnight WR
85 Elijah Jackson RB
86 Najee Bowens RB
87 Dalton Brown WR
88 Dylan Quinn FB
89 Wyatt Craig TE
90 Ty'Ran Dixon DL
91 Isaac Ferguson DL
92 Tanner Adair DL
93 Josh Parker DE
94 Terrance Salley DL
95 Antwan Martin DL
96 Terrell Owens DL
97 Tiquan Lyles DL
98 Tyler Lindsay DL
99 Jamarcus Henderson DL
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Bennett Swygert

Bennett Swygert

POSITION OC / QB
ALMA MATER Western Carolina, '06

Bennett Swygert completed his fourth season as offensive coordinator and sixth season at Newberry College in 2016.


He served as running backs coach in his first two seasons and coached John Gadson to a first team All-SAC season in 2011. Also in 2011, Newberry running backs helped set the school record for the most rushing yards in a game versus Tusculum College with 493 yards.


In his four years as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, Newberry has made the NCAA playoffs for the second (2013), third (2015), and fourth (2016) times in program history. In 2016, the Wolves' offense set school records for points (436), total yards (5,462), and single-game total offense (729 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne). Newberry also set a South Atlantic Conference record with 39 first downs in the game against the Bears. The unit had nine total all-SAC selections, including six first-teamers and at least one player at each position. Newberry receivers had eight games of 100+ yards, seven receivers with at least two scoring receptions, and three receivers total at least 600 yards on the season. The offense finished the regular season leading Division II in completion percentage (.699), fifth in first downs (285), ninth in third down conversions (.497), 15th in passing offense (302.9), 19th in passing efficiency (107.04), and 25th in total offense (464.0). 


Quarterback Raleigh Yeldell was named the 2016 SAC Offensive Player of the Year and Newberry's first-ever finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy after leading the nation with a .703 completion percentage and ranking inside the top 21 nationally in eight other categories. He led the SAC in every major passing category and was the top rushing quarterback in several others. He set school records for single-season total offense (3,418), passing yardage, (3,087), and completions (260).


Prior to 2016, Swygert coached two different quarterbacks that earned 2
nd team all-SAC honors, WT Murden in 2013 and Raleigh Yeldell in 2015. Yeldell was also named to Don Hansen’s 3rd team All Region in 2015. In 2013, two offensive players were named to Daktronics 1st team all Super Region, WR Corey Washington and OL Jamal Ellis. The ECAC named running back Romelo Doctor the offensive player of the year in 2015. Doctor’s award came following a season in which he recorded 1,235 rushing yards and finished second all time in Newberry College for single season rushing. In 2015, the Wolves’ offense had a ball carrier hit the 100 rushing yard mark in a game twelve times, a school record.


He began coaching at Fort Dorchester High School under Steve LaPrad. There he coached a North/South all-star quarterback in 2008. Swygert was on the Summerville HS state championship team in 1998 and was an all-state, All-American and Shrine Bowl quarterback in 2000.


As a college player, he was the starting quarterback at Western Carolina in 2004 and 2006


Swygert is married to Newberry College director of spirit and head cheerleading coach Lindsey Swygert and is the son of 2012 Newberry Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and current defensive volunteer assistant Dennis Swygert.