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Eleven Yellow Jackets Earn All-ODAC Football Honors

All-ODAC First Team

FOREST, Va. – The Randolph-Macon football team had 11 players voted to the All-ODAC teams, including five on First Team, as released on Tuesday by the conference office.

All-ODAC First Team selections include seniors Tre Frederick (Angier, N.C./West Johnston), Jordan Foster (Lynchburg, Va./Liberty Christian), Calvin Whitehead (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) and Steve McNair (Elkridge, Md./Howard), as well as sophomore Will Jackson (Biscoe, N.C./East Montgomery). Second Team honorees seniors De'Angelo Barr (Washington, D.C./Fairfax), Bryan Sullivan (Boynton Beach, Fla./West Boca Raton), Jordaan Rochester (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) and Sam Tanner (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis), along with junior Matthew Vergara (Chesterfield, Va./Benedictine). Junior Connor Denning (Benson, N.C./West Johnston) was voted All-ODAC Third Team.

Frederick is a four-time All-ODAC performer. He was Offensive Player of the Year and First Team in 2016, First Team in 2017 and Second Team in 2018. Frederick led the ODAC with 228 carries, 1,184 rushing yards and 107.6 yards per game. He became the first Yellow Jacket to register four consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Frederick amassed 5,240 career rushing yards, a record in the ODAC and the second-most in state history at any level. Thomas Haskins of VMI collected 5,349 yards from 1993-96. Frederick scored six touchdowns, including four on the ground and two through the air.

At the end of the regular season, Foster was fourth in the country in kickoff returns with 29.6 yards per return. He was fifth in the nation in punt returns with 17.5 yards per return. Foster was sixth in the country in combined kick returns with 802 yards. He was second on the team in receiving with 30 catches for 250 yards and four touchdowns. Foster was third on the club in rushing with 32 carries for 287 yards and five touchdowns. Foster led the team in scoring with nine touchdowns and 54 points. He had the longest rush for the Yellow Jackets this season at 45 yards and had the longest reception at 75 yards. Foster was named Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Whitehead led the Yellow Jackets with 79 tackles, including 54 solo stops. The safety had 11 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack. Whitehead had three pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He had three interceptions and returned two of them for touchdowns. Whitehead had a 53-yard pickoff for a touchdown at Southern Virginia and a 19-yard interception for a score against Hampden-Sydney. He was All-ODAC Second Team a season ago.

McNair was All-ODAC First Team for the second straight year. He had 33 tackles for the Yellow Jackets this season. The defensive lineman registered four tackles for loss and three pass breakups. McNair was named Academic All-District by CoSIDA.

Jackson, Rochester and Denning anchored an offensive line for a unit that averaged nearly 400 yards of total offense per game and more than 30 points per contest. Denning was All-ODAC for the third straight season, earning All-ODAC Third Team honors in 2017 and 2019.

Barr was third on the team with 37 tackles. He led the team with 12 pass breakups. Barr had 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 quarterback sacks. He was All-ODAC Third Team a season ago.

Sullivan was third on the team with 37 tackles. The linebacker had a pair of tackles for loss and one quarterback sack. Sullivan had one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He had three pass breakups and two interceptions for 30 yards. He returned a pick 27 yards for a touchdown at Southern Virginia. Sullivan was All-ODAC Second Team in 2018.

Tanner was All-ODAC for the third straight season. He was First Team in 2018 and Third Team in 2017. Tanner appeared in all 11 games. A strong blocking tight end, Tanner had nine receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 65-yard reception in the home win over Emory & Henry. His two TDs came on the road, at Ferrum and at Bridgewater.

Vergara was second on the club with 52 tackles. The linebacker had 6.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 quarterback sacks. Vergara had one interception and returned it 17 yards in the home win over Emory & Henry.

The Yellow Jackets, under head coach Pedro Arruza, posted a record of 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the ODAC. R-MC won the inaugural Neptune Bowl with a 35-3 victory over Apprentice as the Yellow Jackets matched the program record for wins in a season. R-MC had nine wins in three of the past four seasons. The seniors recorded 34 victories the past four seasons, the most of any class in the history of the program.

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

Offense                                                                                                                 Defense

Jay Scroggins             Sr.      QB     Bridgewater                                              Josh Fleenor               Sr.       DL     Emory & Henry

Tre Frederick           Sr.      RB     Randolph-Macon                                   Da'von Keith              Sr.       DL     Emory & Henry

Akiva Wedge             Sr.      RB     Southern Virginia                                     Steve McNair           Sr.      DL     Randolph-Macon

Jordan Foster           Sr.     APB    Randolph-Macon                                   Andrew Frailer           Jr.       DL     Washington and Lee

Derrick Yates             Sr.      WR    Emory & Henry                                       Re'Shaun Myers        Sr.       LB     Bridgewater

Major Morgan            Sr.      WR    Hampden-Sydney                                   Gary Ramey, Jr.         Sr.       LB     Bridgewater

Conner Kleffman      Sr.       TE     Bridgewater                                              Ivan Phillips               So.      LB     Emory & Henry

Cole Cooksey             Jr.       OL     Bridgewater                                              Will Corry                  Sr.       LB     Washington and Lee

Will Hoffman             Sr.       OL     Bridgewater                                              Matt Dang                   Sr.      DB     Bridgewater

Tyler Weterrings       Sr.       OL     Emory & Henry                                       Calvin Whitehead   Sr.      DB     Randolph-Macon

Will Jackson             So.      OL     Randolph-Macon                                   Nate Hill                     Sr.      DB     Shenandoah

Sean Clark                  Sr.       OL     Washington and Lee                               Neil Davis                   Sr.      DB     Southern Virginia

Rhett Anderson          Jr.       PK     Hampden-Sydney                                   Grayson Harvey        So.        P       Ferrum

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Offense                                                                                                                 Defense

Hunter Taylor             Jr.       QB     Emory & Henry                                       Malik Crowe              Sr.       DL     Bridgewater

Demetreus Jalepes     Jr.       RB     Bridgewater                                              Donovan Pinnix        So.      DL     Emory & Henry

T.J. Tester                   Fr.      RB     Emory & Henry                                       Jarrod Russ                 Sr.       DL     Guilford

Jarrod Denham          Sr.     APB    Bridgewater                                              Matthew Vergara   Jr.      DL     Randolph-Macon

Jermaine Russell        Jr.      WR    Guilford                                                     Deshomd Denny        Sr.       LB     Bridgewater

Casey Stewart            Sr.      WR    Shenandoah                                             Grayson Overstreet   Fr.       LB     Emory & Henry

Sam Tanner              Sr.      TE     Randolph-Macon                                   Khayree Lundy          Jr.       LB     Guilford

Daniel Bailey             Sr.       OL     Emory & Henry                                       Bryan Sullivan         Sr.      LB     Randolph-Macon

Jordan Patti                 Sr.       OL     Ferrum                                                       Chase Rosenthal        Jr.       DB     Bridgewater

Andrew Grage           Sr.       OL     Hampden-Sydney                                   Jaylyn Kreimes          So.      DB     Emory & Henry

Jordaan Rochester Sr.      OL     Randolph-Macon                                   De'Angelo Barr       Sr.      DB     Randolph-Macon

Daniel Small              Sr.       OL     Shenandoah                                             Dean Johnson            So.      DB     Washington and Lee

Logan Weis                Sr.       PK     Bridgewater                                              Harrison Kiser           Sr.        P       Guilford

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Offense                                                                                                                 Defense

Jack Pollard               So.      QB     Washignton and Lee                               Da'Sean Davis            Jr.       DL     Bridgewater

Kaleb Smith               So.      RB     Hampden-Sydney                                   Phil Pullen                  Jr.       DL     Hampden-Sydney

Josh Breece                 Jr.       RB     Washington and Lee                               Jordan Rice                So.      DL     Shenandoah

Alex Wertz                 So.     APB    Washington and Lee                               Connor Corbett          Sr.       DL     Washington and Lee

Trey Stephens            Sr.      WR    Bridgewater                                              Dustin Green              Jr.       LB     Bridgewater

Montgomery Owen   Jr.      WR    Washington and Lee                               Taylor Brown             Sr.       LB     Ferrum

Grant Monson            Sr.       TE     Bridgewater                                              Griffin Davis              Sr.       LB     Hampden-Sydney

Dakota Morris            Jr.       OL     Emory & Henry                                       Bernie Hayes              Sr.       LB     Shenandoah

Emory Lyndon           Sr.       OL     Guilford                                                     Luke Barnum             Sr.      DB     Bridgewater

Connor Denning      Jr.      OL     Randolph-Macon                                   Dalton Wilson           So.      DB     Emory & Henry

Grady Sami                Sr.       OL     Southern Virginia                                     Jaquice Sydnor          Sr.      DB     Ferrum

Jared Cordova            So.      OL     Washington and Lee                               Daquan Pridget          Jr.       DB     Shenandoah

Matt Seals                   Sr.       PK     Emory & Henry                                       Bo Sheridan                Sr.        P       Washington and Lee

J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Jay Scroggins, QB, Bridgewater

Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Re'Shaun Myers, LB, Bridgewater

ODAC Coach of the Year: Mike Clark, Bridgewater

ODAC Rookie of the Year: Viante Tucker, WR, Bridgewater

ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Sean Clark, Sr., OL, Washington and Lee

All-ODAC Second Team

All-ODAC Third Team