June 22, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior defensive back Casey Gough (Hinsdale, Ill.) has been ranked as the No. 3 cornerback in the nation by the Sports Network. In the Sports Network's preseason rankings for the football championship subdivision, Gough was the only defensive back from the Patriot League to be listed.
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).
Earlier this summer, the Sports Network ranked Holy Cross junior Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) as the No. 13 quarterback in the country.
Holy Cross will open the 2007 season when it travels to Massachusetts for a 1:00 p.m. game on Saturday, September 1.
To view all of the Sports Networks compete preseason positional rankings, click here.