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.
2017 ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAMS
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
|ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM|
|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||
|Michael Ashwell *||Sr.||Wide Receiver||Shenandoah||
|Patrick Kline +||Sr.||Tight End||Hampden-Sydney||
|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|
|ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM|
||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||
|Jacob Heaton +||Sr.||Offensive Line||Bridgewater||
|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|
||Garrett Morgan +||So.||Punter||Emory & Henry|
|ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM|
|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||
|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||
|Connor Denning||Fr.||Offensive Line||Randolph-Macon||
|Caleb Hutson||Jr.||Offensive Line||Shenandoah||
|Sean Clark||So.||Offensive Line||Washington and Lee||
|* 2016 First Team
^ 2016 Second Team
+ 2016 Third Team