April 20, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Fifth-year senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) will serve as the captain of the 2009 Holy Cross football team, it was announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. Randolph, who was one of three captains during the 2007 campaign and one of two captains in 2008, becomes the first player in school history to serve as a team captain for three seasons. This will also mark the first time since the 1967 season that the Crusaders will have just one player serving as team captain.
Randolph returns as the starting quarterback for Holy Cross, after placing ninth in the voting for the 2008 Walter Payton Award and earning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year honors in each of the last two seasons. He completed 340 of 520 passes in 2008 for 3,838 yards and 34 touchdowns, while setting Holy Cross single-season records for passing yards, total offense (3,917 yards), completions and passing attempts, and tying the single-season mark for touchdown passes. Randolph led the Patriot League in total offense, passing yards and pass efficiency (142.4 rating), in addition to leading the nation in total offense, passing yards and completions. Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he has completed 821 of 1,301 passes for 9,679 yards and 83 touchdowns. Randolph owns the Holy Cross career records for total offense (9,984 yards), touchdown passes, completions and attempts, while standing second in passing yards.
The Crusaders will open the 2009 season when they play host to Georgetown on Saturday, September 5.