Matt McCulloch At UW-Whitewater

Former Viking Matt McCulloch [2007] Against UW-Stout, Saturday, October 9, 2010

2007 Parker graduate Matt McCulloch is now a member of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater football team. The Warhawks are the defending Division III National Champion. McCulloch who was the quarterback on the undefeated 2006 Conference Big '8' Champion Parker Vikings is now a starting cornerback for the Warhawks. McCulloch is one of the leading defensive point players for UW-Whitewater.

On Saturday afternoon, October 9, Whitewater hosted UW- Stout in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association game at Perkins Stadium on the Campus of UW- Whitewater. The Warhawks pulled away in the second half to win 30-7. UW-Whitewater set a Parkins Stadium and WIAC Conference record for attendance with 12,198 fans present for the game.

It was Parents Day at UW-Whitewater with players parents being recognized prior to the game. Matt's parents Kathy and Tim are pictured below.

To top off the day McCulloch was named Whitewater's Defensive Player of the Week.

As mascot 'Willy Warhawk' looks on McCulloch and fellow senior and defensive teammate Wesley Hicks [95, 6' 3, 274, Milwaukee Vincent] share a few words before the start of the game.

Ear plugs are in order when the cannon is fired to announce the Warhawks as they take the field for the game. The cannon is also fired when the Warhawks score. Below right: The ROTC Color Guard

Unlike lineman who can 'hide' their mistakes a cornerback is on an island where everyone can see the good or bad play of the athlete. Diagnosing a run or pass is tough. Also the cornerback must have speed and agility in order to cover athletic receivers. Above and below: McCulloch covers Antawan Walker a Stout senior from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Above left: McCulloch must fight through a blocker in order to stop 200lb running back Craig Warminski [41]. Above right: Early in the game Stout drove inside the Warhawk 5 yard line. The 'Hawks' held and a field goal attempt hit the right upright. Below: McCulloch in pursuit. He is on the bottom of the pile [below right] as he helped to stop a sweep by UW- Stout.

Above left: Adam Brandes [82] a 6' 3 receiver from Burlington Catholic Central had a big day catching 10 passes. Above right: John Novak [89] a 6' 5 278 lb TE from Michigan City, Indiana, was a force in the middle when taking a short pass.

Above left: D3 All-American running back Levell Coppage [33]. Above right: UW-Madison transfer Booker Stanley [32] started the game at tailback for the Warhawks.