Seven Tribe Players Earn VaSID All-State Honors
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Seven William and Mary football standouts have been selected to the 2010 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Division I All-State Team released this afternoon. Senior left tackle Keith Hill, Jr., and junior tight end Alex Gottlieb garnered first-team honors, while junior running back Jonathan Grimes, junior defensive end Marcus Hyde, sophomore linebacker Dante Cook, sophomore cornerback B.W. Webb and senior punter David Miller all earned second-team distinction.
Hill’s all-state selection is just the most recent in a long list of postseason honors. The Hamilton Square, N.J., native garnered All-America honors from The Sports Network last month and was recently chosen as an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC) All-Star. Additionally, Hill earned first-team all-conference accolades after helping the Tribe’s offense average 24.8 points and 344 yards of total offense per game. Hill finished his career at the College having logged 35 starts.
Honored as the state’s top tight end, Gottlieb recently garnered second-team All-America honors from The Sports Network and was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association choice. The Delray Beach, Fla., native led all CAA tight ends with 34 receptions for 350 yards with three touchdowns.
A first-team all-state selection last season, Grimes earned second-team distinction this year. The Walter Payton Award Watch List honoree was chosen as the 2010 CAA Special Teams Player of the Year and earned first-team all-league accolades as a running back and second-team honors on special teams. Grimes led the conference and ranked 24th nationally with 135.0 all-purpose yards per game and finished the year with 887 rushing yards on 207 carries with eight touchdowns. Through just three seasons, the Palmyra, N.J., native already owns the school record for career all-purpose yards (5,445) and ranks among the College’s all-time top-10 lists in four other categories.
Hyde was one of the state’s top defensive linemen this season and was a second-team All-CAA pick after ranking tied for second in the league with 5.5 sacks and tied for sixth with 12.5 tackles for a loss. The Manassas, Va., native also ranked third in the CAA among defensive linemen with 5.2 tackles per game. His best performance of the season came in the victory at New Hampshire when he totaled eight tackles (seven solo), 3.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for a loss.
Cook posted a breakout season for the Tribe in 2010 and established himself as one of the state’s elite linebackers. The Fredericksburg, Va., native led W&M with 111 tackles en route to earning second-team all-conference honors. Additionally, Cook ranked fourth in the CAA with 10.1 tackles per game. In addition to his impressive tackle total, he recorded 9.0 tackles for a loss, 4.0 sacks and a pair of interceptions – both of which he returned for touchdowns.
Like Grimes, Webb was a first-team all-state selection last season and garnered second-team distinction this year. A first-team All-CAA honoree, Webb finished the year with 42 tackles, an interception and six PBUs. An outstanding punt returner, Webb was a second-team all-league selection on special teams and ranked second in the CAA with 9.8 yards per punt return.
One of the nation’s top punters, Miller garnered four All-America honors following an outstanding senior season. The Centreville, Va., native ranked seventh in the FCS with 43.0 yards per punt – a figure that ranks second on W&M’s single-season list. In addition to the impressive punting average, the Centreville, Va., native posted 13 punts longer than 50 yards and pinned the opposition inside the 20-yard line 12 times.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
COACH OF THE YEAR: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Morgan Moses, Virginia
QB - Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
RB - Darren Evans, Virginia Tech
RB - Keith Payne, Virginia
WR - Kris Burd, Virginia
WR - Chris Summers, Liberty
TE - Alex Gottlieb, William & Mary
C - Beau Warren, Virginia Tech
G - Jaymes Brooks, Virginia Tech
G - Alex Stadler, Liberty
T - Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech
T - Keith Hill, Jr., William & Mary
DL - Asa Chapman, Liberty
DL - Kenrick Ellis, Hampton
DL - Steven Friday, Virginia Tech
DL - Martin Parker, Richmond
LB - Eric McBride, Richmond
LB - Brandon Peguese, Hampton
LB - Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech
CB - Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
CB - Chase Minnifield, Virginia
S - Davon Morgan, Virginia Tech
S - Vidal Nelson, James Madison
K - Matt Bevins, Liberty
P - Brian Saunders, Virginia Tech
RS - Colby Goodwyn, Old Dominion
QB - Mike Brown, Liberty
RB - DeAngelo Branche, Norfolk State
RB - Jonathan Grimes, William & Mary
WR - Jerrett Boykin, Virginia Tech
WR - Dontrelle Inman, Virginia
TE - Andre Smith, Virginia Tech
C - Roane Babington, James Madison
G - Jamal Lewis, Hampton
G - Austin Pasztor, Virginia
T - Morgan Moses, Virginia
T - Justin Vargas, Liberty
DL - Terry Adams, Liberty
DL - Ronnell Brown, James Madison
DL - Ronnie Cameron, Old Dominion
DL - Marcus Hyde, William & Mary
DL - Cam Johnson, Virginia
LB - Dante Cook, William & Mary
LB - A.J. Gross, VMI
LB - Stephon Robertson, James Madison
CB - Justin Rogers, Richmond
CB - B.W. Webb, William & Mary
S - Jakarie Jackson, James Madison
S - Ricardo Silva, Hampton
K - Chris Hazley, Virginia Tech
P - David Miller, William & Mary
RS - Dae’Quan Scott, James Madison
Seven Tribe Players Earn VaSID All-State Honors