April 21, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior strong safety Daryl Brown (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) will serve as the captains of the 2008 Holy Cross football team, it was announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. Randolph, who was also one of three captains during the 2007 campaign, becomes only the 11th player in school history to serve as a team captain for more than one season. Previous two-year captains were George Connor (1905-1906), Raymond Lynch (1916-1917), Thomas Lamb (1969-1970), Craig Cerratani (1977-1978), Ed Kutschke (1985-1986), John Aloisi (1998-1999), David Puloka (1999-2000), Brian Hall (2001-2002), Steve Silva (2004-2005) and Casey Gough (2006-2007).
Brown served as the Crusaders' top backup in the secondary last season, playing in all 11 games with one start. He ranked seventh on the team with 36 total tackles during the 2007 campaign, in addition to blocking a punt. Brown also recorded two interceptions in 2007, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He previously totaled 15 tackles and a pass breakup in 2006, while posting eight tackles in 2005. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Brown has now totaled 59 tackles (51 solo), a sack and two interceptions.
Randolph returns as the starting quarterback for Holy Cross, after earning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year honors last season. During the 2007 campaign, he completed 297 of 482 passes for 3,604 yards and 30 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. Randolph set Holy Cross single season records for total offense (3,741 yards), completions and passing attempts, while placing second on the single season lists for touchdown passes and passing yards. He led the Patriot League in total offense, passing yards and pass efficiency (141.6 rating), while ranking second in the nation in total offense, passing yards and completions. Over the course of his career, Randolph has now completed 481 of 781 passes for 5,841 yards and 49 touchdowns. He currently ranks fourth all-time at Holy Cross in touchdown passes and passing yards, while standing fifth in total offense, completions and pass attempts.
The Crusaders will open the 2008 season when they play host to Massachusetts on Saturday, September 6.