Q&A With Crusader Of The Year: Kalif Raymond
Senior wide receiver and sprinter Kalif Raymond, a member of the football and men's track and field teams, has been selected as the 2015-2016 Crusader of the Year. The award was presented at the 61st annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Saturday, May 7.
In the fall of 2016, the College of the Holy Cross will honor the seventh class of the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Honor. Each of the inductees will be honored during a ceremony at Fitton Field with permanent recognition in the stadium.
Former Holy Cross wide receiver Kalif Raymond has signed a free agent contract with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Raymond earned first team All-Patriot League honors in 2015 as both a wide receiver and a return specialist, after previously being named to the first team as a return specialist in 2012.
Four graduating seniors from the 2015 Holy Cross football team have been selected to the 2016 Hampshire Honor Society, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. The team is comprised of graduating seniors from schools across the country who were starters or key reserves and maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20.
It might still be spring, but the excitement is already building on top of Mount St. James in anticipation of the 2016 football season! The Crusaders will be looking to bring home the Patriot League title, and will play four action-packed games at Fitton Field this fall.
Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore and the Crusader football program will host their eighth annual bone marrow registry drive on Thursday, April 21. The screening will be held from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the two locations on the Holy Cross campus: in the Kimball Dining Hall and in the Hogan Campus Center.
Senior free safety Luke Ford and senior quarterback Peter Pujals will serve as the captains of the 2016 Holy Cross football team, as announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. Pujals, who was previously one of three captains during the 2014 campaign and one of two captains in 2015, becomes only the second player in school history to serve as a team captain for three seasons.
Senior quarterback Peter Pujals accounted for 134 total yards and a touchdown, as the Holy Cross football team played its annual spring game at Holy Cross Field. The offense was able to total 253 yards on 56 plays from scrimmage, including 67 rushing yards and 186 passing yards. The defense finished the day with five pass breakups and 10 tackles for loss.
Fourteen College of the Holy Cross varsity athletic teams have received Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) public recognition awards from the NCAA. These teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The 14 total teams earning public recognition awards puts Holy Cross in the top 10 among all Division I athletic programs.
The Holy Cross football team will hold its annual spring game on Saturday, April 16, at 12:00 p.m. The contest is scheduled to be played on the turf at Holy Cross Field, behind the Hart Center.
The College of the Holy Cross football team has added Parris Johnson to its coaching staff, as announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. Johnson will serve as the team's assistant secondary coach.