Already owner of the Grinnell College career record for touchdown receptions, Robert Seer ’12 (pictured) etched his name in the record book in two more categories Saturday during the Pioneers’ 48-16 loss to Illinois College at Jacksonville, Ill.
Seer increased his career total for receptions to 223, breaking the mark of 219 held by Richard Wemer who played from 1995-98. Also, Seer boosted his career receiving yardage total to 3,144 yards to beat Wemer’s previous record of 3,133.
Seer finished Saturday’s game with 11 receptions for 113 yards, while backup signal caller Jimmy Borrasso ’12 completed 29-of-54 aerials for two touchdowns and two interceptions. Cody Weber ’13 rushed 11 times for 45 yards.
Additionally, Max Jacobson '14 tied the school record for blocked kicks in a season when he tallied his fourth in the contest. That ties the mark set by Jim Schueller in 2002.
Kelsey Davis ’12 and Colton Feller ’14 both had 12 tackles to lead the defense, while Brian Taylor ’13 added 10 tackles with 2.5 sacks and a safety. Jeremy Wiles ’14 also had 10 stops.
Getting eight tackles each were Andrew Clark ’14, Drew Blumberg ’13 and Richard Renteria ’15.
The hosts led 7-2 after one period. After Illinois College opened the scoring with a touchdown, Grinnell got on the board when Taylor tackled Michael Bates in the end zone for a safety at the 8:12 mark.
Illinois College stretched its lead to 27-2 by halftime and was up 34-2 in the third period before Grinnell scored again when Borrasso hit Jason Peters ’14 with a 3-yard TD pass with 6:55 to go in the period. Daniel Munger ’15 kicked the extra point.
However, Illinois College added two more scores and was up 48-9 after three periods.
Grinnell closed out the scoring at the 13:27 mark of the fourth period when Borrasso hit Weber on a 2-yard scoring pass and Munger booted the extra point.
Grinnell is now 5-4 overall and 4-4 in the Midwest Conference, while Illinois College moved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in all games.
The Pioneers conclude their season next Saturday at home when Carroll University visits Rosenbloom Field. The Senior Day game begins at 1 p.m.