The Trinity College football team, coached by Jeff Devanney, posted an 8-0 record this fall to win its sixth NESCAC title in an 11-year span. The Bantams finished ranked No. 1 in New England Division III Final Poll and are tied with Johns Hopkins for No. 6 in the ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Poll. Trinity has recorded 13 consecutive winning seasons, including five perfect seasons, and has compiled a record of 6-2 or better in each of the last 11 seasons. The Bantams kept their home winning streak alive at 47 games to remain unbeaten on the artificial turf at Jessee/Miller Field. Trinity clinched sole possession of the league title with a 30-24 overtime win at Wesleyan on November 10 in the season finale. The banner season also included a 17-13 road win against Williams, a 32-20 victory over Amherst in the Homecoming Game, and a 45-7 triumph against Middlebury, which finished second in the league with a 7-1 record.
Senior tri-captain S Rae Haynes was named to the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) All-American First Team and the D3Football. com All-American Third Team, while junior RB Evan Bunker graced the BSN All-American Honorable Mention. Haynes was also named to the D3Football.com All-East Region First Team, while Bunker made the D3Football.com All-East Second Team, and senior tri-captain G Mike Valenti was selected for the D3Football.com All-East Third Team. Haynes, Valenti, and senior OL Gino Arnold and Tom O’Brien were also each invited to play in the 2012 Aztec Bowl Senior All-Star Game in Monterrey, Mexico. Haynes joined Bunker and junior ILB Brett Cde Baca on the 2012 New England Football Writers Division II/III All- Star Team, while Trinity Head Football Coach Jeff Devanney and Haynes were selected as the NESCAC Football Coach and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively.
Haynes, Valenti, senior NT Donald McDonald, senior S Julian Brown, Cde Baca, Bunker, sophomore FB Michael Budness, and first-year P Kyle Pulek were named to the All-NESCAC First Team. Arnold, senior WR Drew Grombala, junior RB Ben Crick, and sophomore OLB Tom Szymanski made the All-NESCAC Second Team. Devanney was also named the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Division II/III Coach of the Year.