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
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
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
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