43 Chris Friend
43 Chris Friend
Height: 5-11
Weight: 230
Year: Sr
Hometown: Washington, Ill.
High School: Washington
Previous College: St. Xavier
Position: LB
gp 10
tk 82.0
sac 2
int 1
ffum -

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 All-UMAC Second Team
  • 2016 UMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Team

Junior (2016): Ranked second among Eureka defenders with 48 total tackles … Also logged 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and the first three interceptions of his collegiate career … Recorded eight tackles and collected his first career interception at St. Scholastica on Sept. 17 … Had 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks in a victory over MacMurray on Sept. 24 … Finished EC’s win at Greenville with two interceptions on Oct. 1 … His 12 total tackles against Minnesota Morris, seven of which were unassisted, were a season high.

Sophomore (2015): Finished his first season in a Eureka uniform with 96 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks after transferring from St. Xavier … Named to the All-UMAC Second Team … Made 10 stops in his Eureka debut against Knox on Sept. 5 … Registered 14 tackles against Greenville on Oct. 3 … Set or matched career highs with 16 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss against Westminster on Oct. 10 … Made 14 tackles at Northwestern (Minn.) on Nov. 7.

Freshman (2014): Appeared in 12 games for NAIA St. Xavier in Chicago, Ill. … Compiled 50 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack … Collected six tackles, four of which were solo, in his collegiate debut at Marian (Ind.) on Sept. 6 … Recovered a fumble against Indianapolis on Sept. 13 … Logged five tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and his first collegiate sack, against St. Francis (Ill.) on Sept. 27 … Made a solo tackle in each of the Cougars’ final two NAIA playoff games.

Washington Community High School: First-Team 5A All-State, First-Team Peoria Journal Star All-Area and First-Team All-Conference linebacker as a senior ... Led the Panthers in tackles over his senior campaign ... Set the WCHS record for most solo and assisted tackles in a career ... IHSFCA All-State 5A, First-Team Peoria Journal Star All-Area and unanimous First-Team All-Conference linebacker as a junior ... Second-Team All-Conference selection and led the team in tackles as a sophomore.

Personal: The son of Brien & Jennifer Friend, Chris was born in Peoria, Ill. ... Has two brothers, Matt and Joe ... Chris’s brother Matt was a four-year letterwinner for the Eureka football program and currently serves the Red Devils as strength and conditioning coordinator and an assistant football coach … Majoring in athletic training and pre-nursing.

Recent Games
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 30 21
Assists 52 46
Tackles 82.0 67.0
Tackles per game 8.2 8.4
Sacks 2 2
Sack yards 8 8
Interceptions 1 1
Returned for touchdown 0 0
Fumble recoveries 1 1
Fumble return TDs 1 1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 - - - - - 0
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 1 - - - - 0
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 1 - - - - 0
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 1 - - - - 0
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 1 - - - - 0
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 1 - - 10 - 10
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 1 - - - - 0
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 1 - - - - 0
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 1 - - - - 0
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 1 - - - - 0
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 6 - - - 0 - 1 - - - 0 -
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 2 Knox L, 28-21 4 3 7.0 - - 2 3 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 19-13 1 6 7.0 0.5 3 1 3 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Minn.-Morris W, 48-20 2 1 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 Crown (Minn.) W, 44-20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 49-18 3 0 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Westminster (Mo.) W, 48-6 2 2 4.0 1 4 2.5 8 - 1 1 - - - - 1 -
Oct 14 Greenville W, 30-19 4 17 21.0 0.5 1 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 at MacMurray W, 37-20 5 7 12.0 - - 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 St. Scholastica W, 40-34 3 5 8.0 - - 1 6 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Martin Luther W, 63-26 1 8 9.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Nov 18 at St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 47-8 5 3 8.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 29 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 9 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 29 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2015-16 10 - - - - - - -
2016-17 9 - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - -
Total 29 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 9 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 29 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 9 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 29 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2015-16 - - - - - 1 9 9.0 1 0
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0
Total - - - - - 2 19 9.5 1 0
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2015-16 10 - - 9 - 9 .9
2016-17 9 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 10 - - 10 - 10 1.0
Total 29 - - 19 - 19 .7
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2015-16 6 0.6 - - - 1 - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 6 0.6 - - - 0 0 1 - - - 0
Total 12 0.4 - - - 1 0 1 - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2015-16 10 49 47 96.0 9.6 4 31 12.5 43 2 1 0 - - 1 1
2016-17 9 24 24 48.0 5.3 2 16 8.5 29 - - - 3 18 - -
2017-18 10 30 52 82.0 8.2 2 8 8 23 - 1 86 1 0 - 1
Total 29 103 123 226.0 7.8 8 55 29 95 2 2 86 4 18 1 2
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0
Conference - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - 1 10 10.0 0 0
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 - - 10 - 10 1.0
Conference 8 - - 10 - 10 1.3
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 4 - - 10 - 10 2.5
Away 6 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 7 - - 10 - 10 1.4
Losses 3 - - - - 0 .0
-
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 4 - - 10 - 10 2.5
November 2 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 6 0.6 - - - 0 0 1 - - - 0
Conference 6 0.8 - - - 0 0 1 - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 1.5 - - - 0 - 1 - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 6 0.9 - - - 0 0 1 - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 6 1.5 - - - 0 - 1 - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 30 52 82.0 8.2 2 8 8 23 - 1 86 1 0 - 1
Conference 8 21 46 67.0 8.4 2 8 6 20 - 1 86 1 0 - 1
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 13 27 40.0 10.0 1.5 5 6 18 - 1 86 - - - 1
Away 6 17 25 42.0 7.0 0.5 3 2 5 - - - 1 0 - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 20 40 60.0 8.6 1.5 5 5 17 - 1 86 1 0 - 1
Losses 3 10 12 22.0 7.3 0.5 3 3 6 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 10 10 20.0 5.0 0.5 3 3 6 - - - - - - -
October 4 14 31 45.0 11.3 1.5 5 5 17 - 1 86 - - - 1
November 2 6 11 17.0 8.5 - - 0 - - - - 1 0 - -