Friehauf To Be Inducted Into RMAC Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS – Former Colorado
School of Mines quarterback and 2004 Harlon Hill trophy recipient,
Chad Friehauf, will join six other individuals and
three teams as members of the RMAC Hall of Fame Class of 2013 when
the group will be enshrined on Friday, July 12, 2013 during the
11th Annual RMAC Hall of Fame Ceremony in Colorado
Friehauf joins Casey Beran (Chadron State), Brenda Jarvis-Eriksson (Adams State), Crystal Krebs (UCCS), Frank Powell (Adams State), Richard Ulrich (Adams State) and Mark Worthington (Metro State) as individual honorees, while the 1990 and 1992 Adams State men’s indoor track & field teams and the 1990 Adams State wrestling team will be inducted as well.
A four-year letterwinner on the Mines football team, Friehauf became the first player from the RMAC to capture the Harlon Hill Trophy – given annually to the top collegiate football player in NCAA Division II football – during a record-setting 2004 campaign.
That season, Friehauf established the NCAA Division II single-season records for completion percentage (74.4), total offense (5,363) total passing yards (4,646) and total offense per game (412.5) en route to leading Mines to an 11-0 regular season and a 12-1 overall record, including the program’s first RMAC Championship since the 1958 season.
The Orediggers also made their first-ever Division II Playoff appearance during the 2004 season, and Friehauf was named the Colorado Male Athlete of the Year, the NFFCC Player of the Year, the RMAC Offensive Player of the Year in addition to earning First Team All-RMAC, First Team All-Colorado and All-American accolades from five publications, including four that listed him as a First Team member.
In addition to his stunning passing totals, Friehauf also carried 144 times for 717 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior on his way to 54 total touchdowns (39 pass, 15 rush).
He finished his career with a 22-8 overall record as the team’s starting quarterback, while setting Mines school records for pass attempts (1,183), completions (773), yards (9,873), touchdown passes (84), total touchdowns (108), and total offense (10,679), of which, all but the passing attempts record still stand today.
He was also named to the RMAC All-Time Football Team in June of 2009.
He signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Denver Broncos in 2005 and appeared in one preseason game. He also had stops with the Rhein Fire (NFL Europa), CenTex Barracudas (IFL), Odessa Roughnecks (IFL), Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL), Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings (AFL), Chicago Rush (AFL) and Omaha Nighthawks (UFL) and Las Vegas Locomotives (UFL).
He was also a member of the Mines’ basketball team, earning letters on two occasions (2002-03, 2007-08) and Honorable Mention All-East Division honors in 2007-08 after averaging 10.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Now an assistant on Bob Stitt’s Mines football coaching staff working with the quarterbacks, Friehauf helped sophomore Matt Brown throw for 3,873 yards and 31 touchdowns this season en route to Third Team All-RMAC honors.
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