April 24, 2007

Holy Cross Football Names Captains For 2007 Season

April 24, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior cornerback Casey Gough (Hinsdale, Ill.), senior free safety Obi Green (The Colony, Texas) and junior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) will serve as the captains of the 2007 Holy Cross football team, it was announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. Gough, who was also one of four captains during the 2006 campaign, becomes only the 10th 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) and Steve Silva (2004-2005).

Gough was named first team All-Patriot League in 2006, in addition to earning honorable mention All-America and second team All-Northeast Region honors from Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette. He ranked second on the team with 54 total tackles last season, including 48 solo stops and eight tackles for loss. Gough also led the team with three interceptions and seven pass breakups. In addition, he had 30 kickoff returns for 632 yards and a touchdown, good for an average of 21.1 yards per return. Over the course of his career as a Crusader, Gough now has 147 total tackles (129 solo), seven interceptions and 21 pass breakups, in addition to returning 54 kickoffs for 1,370 yards (25.4 yard average).

Obi Green
Green served as the Crusaders' top backup in the secondary last season, after starting at free safety during his freshman and sophomore years. He made 11 total tackles during the 2006 campaign, in addition to recording three pass breakups. Green previously totaled 18 tackles and five pass breakups in 2005, while posting 38 tackles, one sack and three pass breakups in 2004. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Green has now totaled 67 tackles (56 solo) and 11 pass breakups.

Dominic Randolph
Randolph returns as the starting quarterback for Holy Cross, after earning third team All-Northeast Region honors from Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette a year ago. During the 2006 season, Randolph completed 184 of 299 passes for 2,237 yards and 19 touchdowns with just six interceptions. He threw for over 250 yards in seven straight games to end the season, while leading the Patriot League in total offense (258.4 yards per game), passing yards (248.6 yards per game) and passing efficiency (141.3 rating).

The Crusaders will open the 2007 season when they travel to Massachusetts on Saturday, September 1.