September 15, 2011

Cardinals to Honor Former Standout Kicker Eric Houle with Helmet Decal

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team is honoring former standout kicker Eric Houle this season with a helmet decal displaying the #6. Houle passed away in a vehicle accident in March of 2011.

Houle was a standout player for the Cardinals from 2000-03, leaving as one of the most decorated players in SVSU history.  The Cardinals went 41-9 during the four year period that Houle played, including 12-1 in the 2003 season when the Cardinals held the top spot in both the AFCA Coaches Poll and the Media Poll.

Houle holds the SVSU record for most field goals attempted in a game (6), made in a game (4), season (21) and career (57).  He also holds the records for points scored in a season (108), a career (354) and ranks third all-time in field goal percentage (68.4).  Houle also still holds several Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference records; most career field goals made (47), field goals attempted in a season (28) and career (69).

The 1-0 Cardinals will be on the road for the first time this season when the travel to Painsville, Ohio to play the 1-1 Lake Erie Storm.