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Emory & Henry Football Sees 14 Earn All-ODAC Honors

Derrick Yates runs in open space, defaced by ODAC logo.
Derrick Yates runs in open space, defaced by ODAC logo.

FOREST, Va. – Coming off its best season since 2014, the Emory & Henry College Football Team has received 14 spots on the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Teams, ODAC officials announced Tuesday afternoon. The teams recognize 78 players from across the league's nine teams as voted on by the head coaches.


Additionally, three players earned All-ODAC honors for the third time in their career while another trio made it back-to-back years on the all-league teams.

Leading the way on the offensive side of the ball was senior lineman Tyler Weterrings (Glade Hill, Va.), who became a three-time All-ODAC performer and two-time first-teamer. He captained the Wasps to 39.1 points and 172 rushing yards per game.

Senior wide receiver Derrick Yates (Abingdon, Va.) made it a third All-ODAC selection with his first nod to the first team. He caught a league-high 64 passes for 1,051 yards and 15 touchdowns, setting E&H records all along the way.

Defensively, senior defensive lineman Da'von Keith (Columbia, S.C.) earned his third all-league accolades and second first-team nod after making 39 tackles including league-leading marks of 16.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. Senior defensive lineman Josh Fleenor (Christiansburg, Va.) had the second-most stops on the team at 53 and finished with 7.5 tackles for loss.

Sophomore linebacker Ivan Phillips (Kingsport, Tenn.) led the squad with 80 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles, posting four games with 10 or more stops.

On the second team, junior quarterback Hunter Taylor (Summerville, S.C.) earned his second nod to the all-league group after throwing for 2,140 yards and 26 touchdowns. He completed 54.3 percent of his passes and boasted a quarterback rating of 144.8.

Freshman running back T.J. Tester (Moneta, Va.) also earned second-team accolades rushing for a team-best 732 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He was helped to that mark by senior offensive lineman Daniel Bailey (Abingdon, Va.), who quickly made a name for himself in the ODAC after transferring from Virginia Tech for his final season.

On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore Donovan Pinnix (Eden, N.C.) gave the Wasps three all-league performers on the line after making 40 tackles with 10 tackles for loss and six sacks. Sophomore defensive back Jaylyn Kreimes (Sharps, Va.) anchored the defensive backfield, making 37 tackles, picking off two passes and breaking up a league-best 13 passes.

Freshman linebacker Grayson Overstreet (Moneta, Va.) also earned second-team honors in his first full collegiate season with 49 tackles, three tackles for loss, and an interception which he returned 80 yards for a touchdown. Overstreet was a two-way player, finishing with 437 rushing yards and six touchdowns, as he set the E&H record for rushing yards in a game.

On the third team, junior Dakota Morris (Mount Sidney, Va.) was recognized a second time for his effectiveness at the center position, giving E&H three offensive linemen on the All-ODAC Teams.

Senior placekicker Matt Seals (Rogersville, Va.) capped his record-breaking career with a spot on the third team as he converted all 52 of his PATs this year for an ODAC career-record of 166 and made seven field goals.

Sophomore defensive back Dalton Wilson (Clinton, Tenn.) finished the year with 39 tackles, three tackles for a loss and five passes broken up.

Emory & Henry finished with a 7-3 overall record and a 6-2 mark in ODAC play this year which was good for third place. The Wasps will now await the release of the several all-state, all-region and All-America teams which coincide with the completion of the college football season.


J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Jay Scroggins, Sr., QB, Bridgewater
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Re'Shaun Myers, Sr., LB, Bridgewater
ODAC Coach of the Year: Mike Clark, Bridgewater
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Viante Tucker, Fy., WR, Bridgewater
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Sean Clark, Sr., OL, Washington and Lee

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 Andersen+ Jr. PK Hampden-Sydney   Grayson Harvey So. P Ferrum
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
Offense   Defense
Jack Pollard So. QB Washington 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
* 2018 All-ODAC First Team
^ 2018 All-ODAC Second Team
+ 2018 All-ODAC Third Team