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12 Tigers Earn All-ODAC, Johnson Offensive Player of the Year

Cam Johnson

FOREST, VA-The Hampden-Sydney Tiger football team had 12 players earn All-ODAC honors, including First Team selection Cam Johnson (Dillwyn, VA/Buckingham), who was named the J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year.

Johnson was joined on the First Team by senior tight end Patrick Kline (New Cumberland, PA/Trinity), senior offensive lineman Wesley Spencer (Victoria, VA/Central Lunenburg), senior defensive lineman Joe Everette (Mechanicsville, VA/Hanover), and sophomore linebacker Griffin Davis (Charlottesville, VA/Monticello).

Earning Second Team honors were junior quarterback Alec Cobb (Jamestown, NC/Ragsdale), senior defensive lineman Benjamin Carson (Winston-Salem, NC/Mount Tabor), senior defensive back Kendall Blankenship (Appomattox, VA/Appomattox), and junior defensive back Brian Gwaltney (Colonial Heights, VA/Colonial Heights).

Senior running back Mike DeMasi (Virginia Beach, VA/Frank W. Cox), sophomore wide receiver Major Morgan (Onancock, VA/Broadwater Academy), and freshman offensive lineman Tyler Howerton (Alexandria, VA/Langley) were named to the Third Team.

Johnson had a career year while leading ODAC receivers in nearly every statistical category with 110 catches for 1,261 yards and 12 touchdowns. He did his best work in conference play, averaging 140 yards-per-game, including a program-record 19 catches for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He also hit the 200 mark against Emory & Henry, going for 204 yards and a touchdown on 12 catches. His 110 catches were also one shy of tying the ODAC record.

Kline had a strong season, catching 24 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. The senior averaged 11.7 yards-per-catch, and added two two-point conversions for 28 points on the season, which was fourth best on the team.

Spencer helped anchor the Tigers' offensive line that helped the team average 400 yards-per-game, including 79.2 on the ground, to go with 29.3 points-per-game.

Everette had the best year of his career in 2017 with 29 total tackles to go with three sacks for 20 yards and one fumble recovery. Additionally, he was second on the team and third in the conference with 12.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a total of 42 yards.

Davis was the ODAC leader in tackles for loss with 14 for 53 yards to go with a team-high 60 total stops. He did a bit of everything for the Tigers with four sacks for 26 yards, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, two pass break ups, and one interception that he returned for a 23 yard touchdown.

Cobb ranked in the top three among conference quarterbacks this season, while leading the league with a 68.9 percent completion percentage. He was second with 295 completions on 428 attempts and 29 touchdowns, and his 3,064 passing yards were third.

Carson was fourth in the ODAC with 12.0 tackles for a loss of 40 yards to go with 30 total tackles and 3.0 sacks for 14 yards. He also forced one fumble and broke up three passes.

Blankenship was fifth on the team in tackles with 55 stops, including one in the backfield for a six yard loss. Additionally, he was second on the team with eight pass break ups.

Gwaltney lead the tema in break ups and was second in the league with 12. He also lead the team with two interceptions and one blocked kick while finishing the year second in tackles with 59.  

DeMasi had a strong senior season, ranking sixth among ODAC running backs with 71.5 rushing yards-per-game. He also had a team-high six rushing touchdowns while averaging 4.0 yards-per-carry on his 181 rushes for 715 yards.

Morgan provided a good one-two punch with Johnson at the wide receiver position while finishing second in the conference with ten touchdown catches. His 778 yards and 56 catches also ranked fifth and sixth in the ODAC, respectively. His best game of the year was a 209 yard, two touchdown performance against Emory & Henry.

Howerton made an immediate impact for the Tigers, starting in all ten games on the offensive line as a freshman, while helping the Tigers to 400 yards of offense each week and nearly 30 points-per-game.

Below is the entire list of award winners and All-ODAC honorees.

J. Stokely 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
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