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National Champions 1991, 1993, 1998

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2015 Season ...

ABOVE: Palomar outside linebacker Toeafua Amu (No. 41) takes part in a gang-tackle of Orange Coast receiver Mark Munson during the Comets' 20-10 victory last season. Amu left this week to play for Florida Tech. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Tight end Sam Browning, who was offered by Colorado after his sophomore season in 2013 season but remained at Palomar to finish his A.A. degree. He's accepted a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University and left in late June.

Amu, Browning accept scholarships, move on

SAN MARCOS (7-01-2015) / REVISED 7-29-2015 -- Palomar outside linebacker Toeafua Amu has accepted a football scholarship to Florida Tech, a third-year NCAA program which has its sights on moving up to  Division I FCS.

He's the second late-summer scholarship recipient for the Comets.

Palomar's 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end Sam Browning, who sat out 2014 to finish his A.A. degree after a big sophomore season, has accepted a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University of the Mid-American Conference.

Amu is a 6-foot-0, 227-pounder who can run. He played the last two seasons for the Comets after an outstanding prep career at El Camino High School.

Amu recorded 34 tackles (22 solo), had five tackles for loss and tacked on an interception return for a touchdown last fall as the Comets went 7-4. His 42-yard interception and touchdown against Orange Coast was the turning point as Palomar, trailing 10-0 at the time, roared back to beat the Pirates 20-10.

Browning, who has run a 4.6 in the 40, has added 25 pounds since his sophomore season. He had been offered a full-ride scholarship by Colorado a year ago when the Buffaloes needed a community college tight end to come in immediately. But Browning remained at Palomar through the 2015 spring semester to finish academic requirements for his A.A. degree.

Browning, an Escondido High School product, caught 27 passes for 335 yards as a sophomore for the Comets while playing in only seven of 10 games due to an injury.

He had 21 catches in the last four games -- six receptions against Cerritos, three catches for 44 yards and two touchdowns vs. Saddleback, four receptions vs. Santa Ana and eight catches for 101 yards in the season finale vs. Grossmont.

Player (High School) 4-Year College
TE Sam Browning (2013 team) (Escondido) Eastern Michigan (D I FCS)
LB Dylan Donahue (Billings West, MT) West Georgia (NCAA Div. II semifinalists)
CB Bryan Jones (Great Oak) Colorado State-Pueblo (D II national champions)
DE Ian Kelly (Temecula Chaparral) Colorado State-Pueblo (D II national champions)
CB Javante O'Roy (Antelope, CA) Texas State (D I FBS)
DT Joe Naotala (Army-Navy Academy) Montana State (D I FCS)
LB Austin Wolff (Fallbrook) Portland State (D I FCS)
WR M.J. Bailey (San Marcos) Idaho State (D I FCS)
OLB Toeafua Amu (El Camino) Florida Tech (D II)
LS Jared Sargent (2013) (Temecula Valley) Azusa Pacific (D II)
SL/PR Damon Nolan (Murrieta Valley) Baker University, Kansas (NAIA)
DT Dominic Darby (Mission Hills) Midland College, Nebraska (NAIA)

Palomar will visit Citrus College to kick off the 2015 football season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. Charlie Long (above), the 2014 team's starting center who came to Palomar as a transfer from Purdue prior to last season and returns this fall, is about to snap the ball in last season's 47-20 victory over Santa Ana College. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets to open season at Citrus on Sept. 5

SAN MARCOS (7-07-2015) -- Palomar, coming off a 7-4 season and expeced to be improved this fall, will kick off its 2015 football season on Saturday, Sept. 5 on the road against Citrus College in Glendora.

Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at Citrus College Stadium. The Comets defeated the Owls 35-28 in last year's season opener at Wilson Stadium in Escondido.

Coach Joe Early's team will play home games against Long Beach City College, San Diego Mesa, Grossmont, Golden West and Fullerton. The Comets' other away games will be against Saddleback, Moorpark, Orange Coast and Santa Ana.

Sat, Sep 5 Citrus at Citrus College Stadium, Glendora 6 PM
Sat, Sep 12 Long Beach City College at Wilson Stadium, Escondido 6 PM
Sat, Sep 19 San Diego Mesa at Wilson Stadium, Escondido 6 PM
Sat, Sep 26 Saddleback at Saddleback Stadium, Mission Viejo - x 6 PM
Sat, Oct 3 Grossmont at Wilson Stadium, Econdido - x 6 PM
Sat, Oct 10 Moorpark at Griffin Stadium, Moorpark College, Moorpark 6 PM
Sat, Oct 17 Orange Coast at LeBard Stadium, Orange Coast, Costa Mesa - x 6 PM
Sat, Oct 31 Golden West at Wilson Stadium, Escondido - x 6 PM
Sat, Nov 7 Fullerton at Wilson Stadium, Escondido - x 1 PM
Sat, Nov 14 Santa Ana College at Eddie West Field, Santa Ana Stadium - x 1 PM
x -- SCFA National Division Southern Conference game

Ex-PC, Wyoming star Mace lands team honor

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada (5-19-2015) -- Corey Mace, who starred at Palomar and the University of Wyoming and played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, has been honored with perhaps the Calgary Stampeeders' most prestigious award.

The CFL team, for whom Mace has played on the defensive line since 2010, awarded him the President's Ring, voted on by the players and  presented annually since 1967 to a teammate that exhibit both excellence on the field and exceptional contributions to the Calgary community.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle, who grew up in Vancouver in a single-parent household and blossomed as a player in two seasons under head coach Joe Early and defensive line coach J.G. Aegerter with the Comets, has also played in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts. His first season with the Stampeeders was highlighted when he recovered a fumble and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown to spark a late victory over Saskatchewan.

He led the Stampeeders' interior linemen with 25 tackles during the 2012 season and lined up on offense and scored on a 1-yard touchdown reception in an Oct. 26 game against the British Columbia Lions, a team Calgary eventually defeated in the Grey Cup semifinals.

Mace has come up especially big in two post-season runs for Calgary, including two Grey Cups (CFL championship games). He made two huge plays on Nov. 30, 2014, including a key sack that helped lift the Stampeeders to a 20-14 victory over the Tiger-Cats in the 102nd Grey Cup at BC Place in Vancouver.

But the clincher for winning the President's Ring award was Mace's community service. He founded Mace's Faces, which brings 25 at-risk youths to every Stampeeders home game, and also heads an organization that supplies turkeys and hams to local food banks and charities. He personally delivers the holiday birds.

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