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11 Tigers Earn Football All-ODAC, Three First Team

Holton Walker

FOREST, VA-The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its football All-Conference team, and the Tigers have 11 selections, including three First Team picks. Senior receiver Holton Walker (Lynchburg, VA/Brookville), senior linebacker Josh Doggett (Mechanicsville, VA/Atlee), and senior defensive back John Moore (Powhatan, VA/Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot) were all selected to the First Team. Earning Second Team honors were senior quarterback Nash Nance (Calhoun, GA/Tennessee), junior offensive lineman P.J. Melnick (Richmond, VA/Collegiate), senior defensive lineman Freddie Potter (Haymarket, VA/Battlefield), senior linebacker Robert Stack (Charlotte, NC/Merchant Marine), and junior defensive back Sidney Henry (Haymarket, VA/Battlefield). Additionally, senior slot receiver Joey Kernan (Derwood, MD/Gonzaga), senior tight end Joey Druhan (Purcellville, VA/Loudoun Valley), and senior place kicker Max Antwerpes (Mainz, Germany/Kenston Forest) earned Third Team accolades.

Guilford's quarterback Matt Pawlowski and defensive back Satiir Stevenson were named the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively; Emory & Henry's Curt Newsome and freshman quarterback Kevin Saxton were named the Coach and Rookie of the Year, respectively; and Bridgewater's Lucas Elliot was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Walker led the ODAC in receptions and receiving yards for the third consecutive season while earning his third First Team nod, as he caught 61 passes for 1,183 yards and 11 touchdowns. He concluded his career as one of the best receivers in program history, holding six school records, including career touchdowns (39), single season touchdowns (16), single season receptions (111), and single season yards (1,723). Additionally, he's second in school history with 4,207 career yards and 250 career receptions.

Doggett, a 2013 First Team selection, led the Tigers and was fourth in the ODAC in total tackles with 94. He also had 7.0 for loss with 0.5 sacks, one interception, and three pass break ups. He recorded at least ten tackles in four games, including a season-high 14 against Randolph-Macon.

Moore also earned First Team honors in 2013, and this season led the Tigers with ten tackles-for-loss. He finished the year with 60 total tackles while breaking up four passes.

Nance, a two-time First Team selection, was in the top two this season in nearly every statistical category for quarterbacks in the league. He threw for 2,967 yards, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing over 58 percent of his passes (215-for-370). Additionally, he was third in the ODAC in rushing touchdowns with nine. For his career, he has the second most touchdowns in school history (80), second most completions (699), and third most yards (8,118).

Melnick earns Second Team All-ODAC in his first year as a starter, helping the Tiger offense produce 403.5 yards of offense behind 126.9 yards on the ground and 276.5 through the air. Additionally, Melnick helped the Tigers put up just under 35 points-per-game.

Potter was eighth on the team with 40 tackles and third on the team with five pass break ups. He also added 3.5 tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble.

Stack was the team's fourth best tackler with 69 total stops. He was fourth on the team with 5.5 tackles-for-loss, and added one interception – which he returned 29 yards – and two pass break ups.

Henry was one of the top cornerbacks in the ODAC with three interceptions, including 55 return yards, and eight additional pass break ups. He was fifth on the team in tackles with 67, while adding 2.0 tackles-for-loss, and one forced fumble.

Kernan emerged as the Tigers second receiver in both catches and touchdowns, hauling in 30 passes for 313 yards and five touchdowns. He had a great finish to the season with one touchdown catch in each of the last three games.

Druhan played in the first five games for the Tigers before falling to injury and was on pace for a big season. In just five games, Druhan had 14 catches for 174 yards and four touchdowns, including a two-touchdown day against Christopher Newport.

Antwerpes was selected a 2012 All-ODAC pick before missing 2013 due to injury. This season, he finished the year as the team's leading scorer with 72 points, connecting on seven of his nine field goal attempts and 51 of his 52 extra points. His longest field goal of the season came from 35 yards out.

Below is the entire list of All-ODAC honorees. 

2014 ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL AWARDS
J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year:
 Matt Pawlowski, Jr., QB, Guilford
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Satiir Stevenson, Sr., DB, Guilford
ODAC Coach of the Year: Curt Newsome, Emory & Henry
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Kevin Saxton, Fr., QB, Emory & Henry
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Lucas Elliott, Sr., DB, Bridgewater

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Offense
Matt Pawlowski Jr. Quarterback Guilford
Jacob Wright Sr. Running Back Bridgewater
Cedrick Delaney So. Running Back Shenandoah
Jordan Hartman Sr. All-Purpose Back Bridgewater
Adam Smith Jr. Wide Receiver Guilford
Holton Walker Sr. Wide Receiver Hampden-Sydney
Steven Quinn So. Tight End Randolph-Macon
Donovan Sudderth Sr. Offensive Line Emory & Henry
Wes Johnson Jr. Offensive Line Guilford
Nick Powell Jr. Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
Nate Turner Sr. Offensive Line Randolph-Macon
Micah Fleet Sr. Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Tyler Hunt Jr. Placekicker Guilford
 
 
 
 
Defense
Kenneth Szabo Sr. Defensive Line Bridgewater
Calvin Davis Sr. Defensive Line Randolph-Macon
Tom Solak Sr. Defensive Line Randolph-Macon
Jake Payne Jr. Defensive Line Shenandoah
Alex Collins Sr. Linebacker Bridgewater
Paul Forney Sr. Linebacker Emory & Henry
Hunter Hoots So. Linebacker Guilford
Josh Doggett Sr. Linebacker Hampden-Sydney
Darrick Gore Sr. Defensive Back Bridgewater
JerMario Gooch Jr. Defensive Back Guilford
Satiir Stevenson Sr. Defensive Back Guilford
John Moore Sr. Defensive Back Hampden-Sydney
Tyler Hunt Jr. Punter Guilford
 
 
 
 
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Offense
Nash Nance Sr. Quarterback Hampden-Sydney
Josh Schow Jr. Running Back Guilford
John Byrd Jr. Running Back Randolph-Macon
De'Eric Bell Fr. All-Purpose Back Guilford
Lucas Kirby Sr. Wide Receiver Emory & Henry
Mike Doe Sr. Wide Receiver Randolph-Macon
Keith Jennings So. Tight End Bridgewater
Sean Douglass Jr. Offensive Line Bridgewater
Isaac Bowman Sr. Offensive Line Emory & Henry
Phillip Collier Sr. Offensive Line Guilford
P.J. Melnick Jr. Offensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Dustin Edwards Jr. Offensive Line Shenandoah
Jacob Newton Fr. Placekicker Shenandoah
 
 
 
 
Defense
Nicholas Cawthon Jr. Defensive Line Bridgewater
Logan Whitaker Jr. Defensive Line Bridgewater
Freddie Potter Sr. Defensive Line Hampden-Sydney
Ian Griffin Sr. Defensive Line Shenandoah
Rennel Marshall Jr. Linebacker Emory & Henry
Robert Stack Sr. Linebacker Hampden-Sydney
Michael Messick Jr. Linebacker Shenandoah
Moody Heard Jr. Linebacker Washington and Lee
Lucas Elliott Sr. Defensive Back Bridgewater
Patrick Thomas Sr. Defensive Back Catholic
Roth Healey Sr. Defensive Back Emory & Henry
Sidney Henry Jr. Defensive Back Hampden-Sydney
Zach Nedzbala Sr. Punter Emory & Henry
 
 
 
 
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Offense
Kevin Saxton Fr. Quarterback Emory & Henry
Chris Thompson Fr. Running Back Emory & Henry
Marshall Hollerith So. Running Back Washington and Lee
Joey Kernan Sr. All-Purpose Back Hampden-Sydney
Jeffrey Moore So. Wide Receiver Bridgewater
Josh Smith Sr. Wide Receiver Emory & Henry
Joey Druhan Sr. Tight End Hampden-Sydney
Daniel Evans Sr. Offensive Line Bridgewater
William Hodges Sr. Offensive Line Bridgewater
Mike Zolfo Sr. Offensive Line Catholic
Drew Milot Sr. Offensive Line Guilford
Ryan McNally Sr. Offensive Line Washington and Lee
Max Antwerpes Sr. Placekicker Hampden-Sydney
 
 
 
 
Defense
Jaylen Simmons So. Defensive Line Emory & Henry
Tyler Eller Sr. Defensive Line Guilford
Gibson Ziah Fr. Defensive Line Guilford
Patrick Wright Jr. Defensive Line Washington and Lee
Nicholas Anthony So. Linebacker Bridgewater
Daytwyn Rascoe Jr. Linebacker Guilford
Sean Blackman Sr. Linebacker Shenandoah
Micheal Wroble Jr. Linebacker Shenandoah
Tre'von Lightfoot So. Defensive Back Emory & Henry
Ryan Burns Fr. Defensive Back Randolph-Macon
Josh White Fr. Defensive Back Shenandoah
Brandon Taylor Sr. Defensive Back Washington and Lee
Joseph Campbell Sr. Punter Washington and Lee

 

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