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Recruiting boost?

Roger Harriott will be the new football coach at St. Thomas Aquinas. (OwlAccess.com file photo)

FAU coach Charlie Partridge believes that Roger Harriott accepting the job at Aquinas could lead to more signees for the Owls. Read more

FOOTBALL: FAU considering Wilbert for player personnel

Golden Graham?
Could former Owls QB Graham Wilbert be FAU football's next director of player personnel? Read more

FOOTBALL: Jared Allen named RB coach

Allen promoted
FAU promotes Jared Allen to running backs coach. Read more

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2014 Leaders

Rushing

RB | Jay Warren

  • 2014: 121 Carries, 571 Yards

Passing

QB | Quez Johnson

  • 2014: 182-for-315, 2,215 Yards | 17 TDs

Receiving

WR | Lucky Whitehead

  • 2014: 76 Catches, 706 Yards

Tackles

LB | Andrae Kirk

  • 2014: 103 Tackles, 2 Sacks

 

 

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Sunset at FAU's new stadium.


When the Florida Atlantic Owls took the field as the first FAU football team in 2001, they were led onto the field by legendary coach Howard Schnellenberger. The Owls’ first season wasn’t too much of a success – FAU’s first football team finished its inaugural season at 4-5 – but it didn’t take long for Howard Schnellenberger to march the FAU Owls down a winning road.

FAU football posted its first winning record in 2003. That was the year the Florida Atlantic Owls reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Howard Schnellenberger wasn’t satisfied with being a successful I-AA program, though. The year after that big run, FAU football began the transition process to the Bowl Championship Series.

Florida Atlantic football entered the Sun Belt Conference, winning the conference title in 2007, their second year of full-fledged Division I-A competition. By virtue of winning the Sun Belt Conference title, the Florida Atlantic Owls also nabbed their first bid. The Owls made the most of it as Howard Schnellenberger guided the FAU football team to a 44-27 victory over Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl.

FAU earned its second bowl bid the following season and kept its bowl record unblemished by defeating Central Michigan 24-21 in the Motor City Bowl.

Florida Atlantic football will attempt to build on its already impressive record during this season. As always, check with Owl Access to see how the Florida Atlantic Owls do.