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Emory & Henry Football Places 12 On The 2017 All-ODAC Teams

Emory & Henry All-ODAC Football Selections

FOREST, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Football Team has seen 12 of its players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Teams, ODAC officials announced Tuesday. The teams are voted on by the seven head coaches in the league following the completion of the regular season. The Wasps' dozen honorees included one first-team pick, eight all-league second-teamers and three who received third-team accolades. Additionally, four players earned recognition for a second year in a row.

E&H's only representation on the All-ODAC First Team was defensive lineman Josh Fleenor (Christiansburg, Va.). The junior led the squad with 13.5 tackles for loss, returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown and broke up five other passes on the year. He was also third on the team in overall tackles with 57.

The second-team selections were split with five on the offense and three on the defense.

Representing the offense is senior running back Isaiah Rodgers (Canton, Ga.), junior offensive lineman Nathan Harris (Roanoke, Va.), junior tight end Brad Puccio (Murphy, N.C.), sophomore offensive lineman Tyler Weterrings (Glade Hill, Va.) and sophomore wide receiver Derrick Yates (Abingdon, Va.).

Rodgers led the Emory & Henry rushing attack with 833 yards on 132 carries and six touchdowns, averaging 6.3 yards per rush. Puccio caught 22 passes for 272 yards and two scores from his tight end position, while also proving himself as one of the best blocking tight ends in the league. Yates posted a team-best 60 catches for 903 yards and six touchdowns including a career-best 209 yards against Guilford. Harris and Wetterings led an offensive line that averaged 472 yards of total offense per game including 218 on the ground.

On the defensive side of the ball, junior defensive lineman Da'von Keith (Columbia, S.C.) and sophomore punter Garrett Morgan (Mechanicsville, Va.) earned their second all-league picks while senior linebacker Zack Manley (Tobaccoville, N.C.) was recognized for the first time.

Keith made 49 tackles on the year including 10.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks with his best game coming as a 10-stop, two tackle for loss performance at Shenandoah. Morgan averaged 37.8 yards per punt, putting 35 percent (15-of-42) of his kicks inside the 20 with only two touchbacks. Manley led the team in total tackles with 83, made nine stops behind the line, and added a blocked kick, a fumble recovery and a pass defended. Four times during the year he went reached double figures in tackles.

Emory & Henry's third team selections include senior offensive lineman Grayson Williams (Martin, Ga.), junior wide receiver Jesse Santiago (Yorktown, Va.) and junior defensive back Justin Banks (Coeburn, Va.).

Williams and Santiago make it back-to-back All-ODAC picks as Williams anchored the right side of the offensive line. Santiago made 52 receptions for 580 yards and five touchdowns, finishing second on the team in all three categories. Banks, the ODAC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5, finished second on the squad in total tackles (78), and added five tackles for loss, a fumble recovery for 27 yards and five passes defended.

Emory & Henry finished with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-5 mark in ODAC play this year. The Wasps will now await the release of the several all-state, all-region and All-America teams which coincide with the completion of the college football season.



J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Cam Johnson, Sr., Wide Receiver, Hampden-Sydney
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Max Garrett, Sr., Linebacker, Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Scott Abell, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Josh Breece, Fr., Running Back, Washington and Lee
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Max Garrett, Sr., Linebacker, Washington and Lee

Hayden Bauserman * Jr. Quarterback Shenandoah
Josh Fleenor Jr. Defensive Line Emory & Henry
Tre Frederick * Jr. Running Back Randolph-Macon
C.J. Nash, III Sr. Defensive Line Guilford
Josh Breece Fr. Running Back Washington and Lee
Joe Everette Sr. Defensive Line Hampden-Sydney
De'Eric Bell Sr. All-Purpose Back Guilford
Jake Pinkston ^ Sr. Defensive Line Randolph-Macon
Cam Johnson + Sr. Wide Receiver Hampden-Sydney
Nathan Campbell Sr. Linebacker Guilford
Michael Ashwell * Sr. Wide Receiver Shenandoah
Griffin Davis So. Linebacker Hampden-Sydney
Patrick Kline + Sr. Tight End Hampden-Sydney
Yonis Blanco Jr. Linebacker Randolph-Macon
Wesley Spencer Sr. Offensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Max Garrett * Sr. Linebacker Washington and Lee
Greg Castle * Jr. Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
Isaac Evans * Jr. Defensive Back Bridgewater
Jay Hausler + Sr. Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
Vic Smith, Jr. Sr. Defensive Back Guilford
Mitch Hornsby Jr. Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Devontae Dunn Sr. Defensive Back Shenandoah
Chris Osier * Sr. Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Grey Reames Sr. Defensive Back Washington and Lee
Jacob Newton Sr. Kicker Shenandoah
Julian Drew Jr. Punter Randolph-Macon
Alec Cobb Jr. Quarterback Hampden-Sydney
Muhammad Khan Jr. Defensive Line Bridgewater
Malivai Barker ^ Sr. Running Back Bridgewater
Da'von Keith * Jr. Defensive Line Emory & Henry
Isaiah Rodgers Sr. Running Back Emory & Henry
Benjamin Carson Sr. Defensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Eric Hoy * Jr. All-Purpose Back Randolph-Macon
Andrew Frailer Fr. Defensive Line Washington and Lee
Derrick Yates So. Wide Receiver Emory & Henry
Gary Ramey, Jr. So. Linebacker Bridgewater
Tyriek Russell ^ So. Wide Receiver Guilford
Zack Manley Sr. Linebacker Emory & Henry
Brad Puccio Jr. Tight End Emory & Henry
Norman Cade Sr. Linebacker Randolph-Macon
Jacob Heaton + Sr. Offensive Line Bridgewater
Tyler Williams So. Linebacker Shenandoah
Nathan Harris Jr. Offensive Line Emory & Henry
Reggie Williams So. Defensive Back Guilford
Tyler Weterrings So. Offensive Line Emory & Henry
Kendall Blankenship Sr. Defensive Back Hampden-Sydney
Ty Shwallon * Sr. Offensive Line Guilford
Brian Gwaltney Jr. Defensive Back Hampden-Sydney
Andrew Coffman + Jr. Offensive Line Shenandoah
Anthony Williams So. Defensive Back Randolph-Macon
Chris Vidal Fr. Kicker Randolph-Macon
Garrett Morgan + So. Punter Emory & Henry
Karsten Miller + Sr. Quarterback Guilford
Michael Rawlins Jr. Defensive Line Randolph-Macon
Mike DeMasi  Sr. Running Back Hampden-Sydney
Chris Grady Jr. Defensive Line Shenandoah
Collin Sherman Jr. Running Back Washington and Lee
Jordan Heisen So. Defensive Line Shenandoah
Jalen Hudson ^ Jr. All-Purpose Back Shenandoah
Philip Davis So. Defensive Line Washington and Lee
Jesse Santiago ^ Jr. Wide Receiver Emory & Henry
Trevon Simmons Jr. Linebacker Guilford
Major Morgan So. Wide Receiver Hampden-Sydney
David Hogan Sr. Linebacker Washington and Lee
Leonard Scott Sr. Wide Receiver Shenandoah   Josh Brooks Sr. Defensive Back Bridgewater
Sam Tanner So. Tight End Randolph-Macon
Justin Banks Jr. Defensive Back Emory & Henry
Mitch Lowery Sr. Tight End Washington and Lee   Nate Hill So. Defensive Back Shenandoah
Grayson Williams ^ Sr. Offensive Line Emory & Henry
Michael Shields Sr. Defensive Back Washington and Lee
Tyler Howerton Fr. Offensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Chase Mitchell Sr. Punter Guilford
Connor Denning Fr. Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
Caleb Hutson Jr. Offensive Line Shenandoah
Sean Clark So. Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Harrison Kiser So. Kicker Guilford
* 2016 First Team
^ 2016 Second Team
+ 2016 Third Team