Posted by Joey Mullins on 2007-08-23

Members of the Samford football team took time out of their schedule to help Samford's freshmen move into their dorms Thursday morning.

The Bulldogs helped freshmen move into Vail, Smith and Pittman Halls on Samford's campus.

"We had yesterday off from practice, but we are kind of getting another one in this morning with helping with move-in day," senior quarterback Jefferson Adcock said. "We are just trying to help everyone who is moving in. We want to get as many people out for the first game as we can and generate some interest in the team, and I think this is a great way to do it."

More than 700 freshmen moved on to campus for the first time Thursday morning, and director of student activities and leadership education Jennifer Dunn-Hall said the players were a tremendous help with the process.

"Today was great because we had about 80 football players show up to help us with move-in day," Hall said. "They have strong arms, and we have a lot of refrigerator boxes that they have helped move in. That was a wonderful idea to send them out and we could use them every year on move-in day."

The Bulldogs will practice Thursday afternoon after taking Wednesday off. The team will hit the field at 3:15 p.m.

Samford opens the 2007 season on Thursday, Aug. 30, when the Bulldogs play host to West Alabama. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.