Freshman 15: Eddie Pozo

Members of Kenyon Football’s Class of 2020 get their fifteen seconds of fame in “Freshman 15.”

By Noah

Hometown: Miami, Florida.

Position: Fullback.

What attracted you to Kenyon?: “Obviously the football team, but other than that, I am also going to get a great academic experience from Kenyon.”

Prospective areas of study: English and Economics.

Career Goals: “Be an attorney.”

Favorite AthleteDwayne Wade.

Favorite Book: “Beloved” by Toni Morrison.

Most-Used Social Media Platform: Snapchat.

Favorite High School Memory: “Winning my second-to-last game to go the state semifinals.”

Dream WingmanBarney Stinson from the television sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (starring Josh Radnor ’96).

Favorite Historical Figure: Martin Luther King Jr.

Team Goals: “I want the team to go better than .500.”


The Evolution of the Kenyon Football Beard: An Empirical Study

By Sylvie


Hypothesis: Throughout their four years at Kenyon, members of the Lords football team will grow out their facial hair at an increasing rate.

Variables: Beard length/shape, mustache length/shape, sideburns (?).




Senior Co-Captain DB #24 Alec McQuiston ’16


Senior LB #33 Zach Estela ’16


Junior OL #66 Casey Cook ’17


Junior LB #20 Saxon Justice ’17


Junior LB #26 Mike Gibbons ’17


Sophomore LB #32 Clay Lapp ’18


Sophomore QB #8 Noah Montgomery ’18


Sophomore TE #47 Wyatt Ernst ’18


Sophomore OL #51 Parker Subia ’18


Sophomore D7 #73 Mike Itschner ’18


Potential sources of error: did not control for yearly trends, did not control for ability to grow facial hair, did not analyze any data other than simply assessing photos.


Outliers: Saxon Justice.


Conclusion: The trend hypothesized seems to be consistent with the results. The most significant change appeared to be from freshman year to sophomore year. We conclude that our findings imply that members of the Kenyon Lords football team may be assimilating to a certain “Kenyon Lord Football Player” type.





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 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.