HIRAM, OHIO – Hiram College senior football player Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) will represent the Terriers in the third annual D-3 Senior Classic sponsored by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) that will be played on Friday, Dec. 9 in Salem, Va.
Dickerhoof will be one of 37 players that will make up the “North” roster and will play alongside senior players from several schools from around the country. Dickerhoof will be joined by players from area schools such as The College of Wooster, John Carroll University, Defiance College and Wittenberg University. [2011 North/South Rosters]
As a senior, Dickerhoof led the team in tackles with 111 and was tied for second in the North Coast Athletic Conference. He currently ranks in a tie for 18th in NCAA Division III in tackles and recorded eight games this season with 10 or more tackles. He also had 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks. Dickerhoof led the team, and the conference, in fumble recoveries with four and had two forced fumbles. His four fumble recoveries ranked in a tie for second most in the nation. Dickerhoof also became a two-time All-NCAC linebacker earlier season with his second straight honorable mention selection.
For his career, Dickerhoof made 279 tackles (146 solo and 133 assists) in 38 games, including 16 games of 10 or more tackles. He also had 14.5 tackles for loss with six sacks. In addition, Dickerhoof tallied four forced fumbles in his career to go along with seven fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
The 2011 D-3 Senior Classic will be played on Friday, Dec. 9 at Salem Stadium, home to the NCAA Division III National Championship game, in Salem, Va. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by clicking here. The game will also be broadcast nationally on Fox College Sports. For more information about the Senior Classic, please visit www.d3seniorclassic.com.