Jan. 29, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sixteen Virginia football players were named to the 2017 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) All-State Division I Football team, announced the organization. Micah Kiser (LB) was named the VaSID Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, while Brenton Nelson (S) was named the VaSID Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Virginia’s 16 honorees on the all-state team are the most, followed by James Madison’s 14 all-state selections and Virginia Tech’s seven.

Five Cavaliers earned first-team honors: Kurt Benkert (QB), Evan Butts (TE), Micah Kiser (LB), Quin Blanding (S) and Lester Coleman (P).

Eleven Cavaliers earned second-team honors: Jordan Ellis (RB), Olamide Zaccheaus (WR), Jack English (OL), Jake Fieler (OL), Andrew Brown (DL), Jordan Mack (OL), Chris Peace (OL), Juan Thornhill (CB), Brenton Nelson (S), Joe Reed (KR) and Joey Blount (SP).

Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta was the VaSID Offensive Player of the Year, Norfolk State’s Juwan Carter was the VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year and James Madison’s Mike Houston was the VaSID Coach of the Year.

Major Award Winners
Offensive Player of the Year: Kyle Lauletta, Richmond
Defensive Player of the Year: Micah Kiser, Virginia
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Juwan Carter, Norfolk State
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Brenton Nelson, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Mike Houston, James Madison

First Team Offense
QB Kurt Benkert, Virginia
QB Kyle Lauletta, Richmond
RB Marcus Marshall, James Madison
RB Carrington Mosley, Liberty
WR Cam Phillips, Virginia Tech
WR Cortrelle Simpson, Richmond
TE Evan Butts, Virginia
OL Dontae Duff, Liberty
OL Connor Hilland, William & Mary
OL Jahee Jackson, James Madison
OL Aaron Stinnie, James Madison
OL Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech

First Team Defense
DL Andrew Ankrah, James Madison
DL Andrew Clyde, Richmond
DL Simeyon Robinson, James Madison
DL Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion
LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
LB Kyre Hawkins, James Madison
LB Micah Kiser, Virginia
CB Jimmy Moreland, James Madison
CB Rashad Robinson, James Madison
S Quin Blanding, Virginia
S Jordan Brown, James Madison

First Team Special Teams
PK Joey Slye, Virginia Tech
P Lester Coleman, Virginia
RS Isaiah Harper, Old Dominion
SP Hunter Winstead, Liberty

Second Team Offense
QB Bryan Schor, James Madison
RB Jordan Ellis, Virginia
RB Ray Lawry, Old Dominion
WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
WR Olamide Zaccheaus, Virginia
TE Garrett Hudson, Richmond
OL Nick Clarke, Old Dominion
OL Chris Durant, William & Mary
OL Jack English, Virginia
OL Jake Fieler, Virginia

OL Kenneth Kirby, Norfolk State

Second Team Defense

DL Andrew Brown, Virginia
DL Tim Settle, Virginia Tech
DL Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech
DL Juwan Wells, Liberty
LB Brandon Hereford, James Madison
LB Jordan Mack, Virginia
LB Chris Peace, Virginia
CB Greg Stroman, Virginia Tech
CB Juan Thornhill, Virginia
S Raven Greene, James Madison
S Brenton Nelson, Virginia

Second Team Special Teams
PK Ethan Ratke, James Madison
P Harry O’Kelly, James Madison
RS Joe Reed, Virginia
SP Joey Blount, Virginia