By Noah

Thanks to Adam Lazarus ’04 for the picture! Here, Lazarus (right) poses with Dustin Grannis ’04 (left) after beating Hiram 14-0 back in 2001. If you have some Lords Football pics from years past, email them to us at gambiergameday@gmail.com and they might just end up in a future edition of #tbt!


Freshman 15: Hayden Gaus

Kenyon Football’s Class of 2019 gets their 15 seconds of fame in “Freshman 15”.

By Noah

Hometown: Wheeling, West Virginia.

Position: Outside Linebacker.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “I wanted to play football in college, but I also know that football only lasts four years, and so I wanted to get the best education out of it as possible.”

Prospective area of study: Economics.

Favorite Song“Lose Yourself” by Eminem.

Favorite Inspirational Quote“Accept what you can’t change, change what you can’t accept.”

Favorite Inspirational FigureNew England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski.

Favorite High School Memory: “Going undefeated my freshman year of high school in football, and we were ranked very high in the country.”

Favorite Book“Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky.

Favorite Movies: “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Dark Knight.”

Team Goals: “I’d like to just turn the entire program around after a rough season last year. I’d like, by the time I graduate, for a lot of people to go to the games and I want to be known as a sport that’s consistent, not constantly switching between under .500 and over .500… I want everyone to know that we’re friends with everyone and [for] people to look up to us, too.”

Freshman 15: Taaj Davis

Kenyon Football’s Class of 2019 gets their 15 seconds of fame in “Freshman 15”.

By Noah

Hometown: Vienna, Va.

Position: Cornerback.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “Just the fact that it was a great school and I’d be able to play football here… It’s a smaller school and I really like that about it; you get to know a lot of people here.”

Prospective area of studyEconomics.

High School Extracurricular ActivitiesBlack Student Alliance and Student Athletic Committee. 

Favorite Book“The Kite Runner”, by Khaled Hosseini.

Favorite Move: “Django Unchained.”

Favorite High School Memory: “Winning our homecoming game against a team no one thought we would beat.”

Favorite quote: “Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Muhammad Ali.

Favorite Inspirational Figure: NAACP President Cornell Brooks.

Favorite Professional Athlete: Retired NBA guard Allen Iverson.

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Washington Wizards.

Dream Date: “Rihanna. I feel like she has a personality.”

Favorite Song“Juicy”, by The Notorious B.I.G.