CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A total of 15 Virginia football players were named to the 2019 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) All-State Division I Football team today (Jan. 31). Head coach Bronco Mendenhall repeats as VaSID Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with JMU’s Curt Cignetti this year after winning the honor outright in 2018.  UVA quarterback Bryce Perkins also repeats as VaSID Offensive Player of the Year.
Virginia’s 15 honorees on the all-state team are the second most, following only James Madison’s 17 all-state selections. Liberty and Virginia Tech are tied for third with four all-state honorees each.
Seven Cavaliers earned first-team honors: Bryce Perkins (QB), Hasise Dubois (WR), Olusegun Oluwatimi (C), Jordan Mack (ILB), Zane Zandier (ILB), Joey Blount (S) and Joe Reed (RS).
Eight Cavaliers earned second-team accolades: Joe Reed (WR), Tanner Cowley (TE), Eli Hanback (DE), Charles Snowden (OLB), Nick Grant (CB), Devante Cross (S), Brian Delaney (PK), Nash Griffin (P).
JMU’s Ron’Dell Carter was the VaSID Defensive Player of the Year, Norfolk State’s Kevin Johnson was the VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year and Richmond’s Tristan Wheeler was VaSID’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Major Award Winners
VaSID Offensive Player of the Year: Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia
VaSID Defensive Player of the Year: Ron’Dell Carter, DL, James Madison
VaSID Coaches of the Year: Curt Cignetti, James Madison & Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia
VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year: Kevin Johnson, RB, Norfolk State
VaSID Defensive Rookie of the Year: Tristan Wheeler, LB, Richmond

 First Team Offense
Quarterback                 Bryce Perkins, Virginia
Running Back                Percy Agyei-Obese, James Madison
Running Back                Alex Ramsey, VMI
Wide Receiver              Hasise Dubois, Virginia
Wide Receiver              Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
Tight End                      Dylan Stapleton, James Madison
Offensive Line               Dontae Duff, Liberty
Offensive Line               Liam Fornadel, James Madison
Offensive Line               Olusegun Oluwatimi, Virginia
Offensive Line               Mac Patrick, James Madison
Offensive Line               Mark Williamson, William & Mary
VaSID First Team All-State Defense
Defensive Line              Ron’Dell Carter, James Madison
Defensive Line              John Daka, James Madison
Defensive Line              Maurice Jackson, Richmond
Defensive Line              Jessie Lemonier, Liberty
Linebacker                    Rayshard Ashby, Virginia Tech
Linebacker                   Jordan Mack, Virginia
Linebacker                   Zane Zandier, Virginia
Cornerback                   Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
Cornerback                   Rashad Robinson, James Madison
Safety                           D’Angelo Amos, James Madison
Safety                          Joey Blount, Virginia
Safety                           Adam Smith, James Madison
VaSID First Team All-State Special Teams
Place Kicker                  Ethan Ratke, James Madison
Punter                          Oscar Bradburn, Virginia Tech
Return Specialist          Joe Reed, Virginia
Special Teams               Bill Murray, William & Mary
VaSID Second Team All-State Offense
Quarterback                 Ben DiNucci, James Madison
Running Back                Frankie Hickson, Liberty
Running Back                Shai McKenzie, Hampton
Wide Receiver              Brandon Polk, James Madison
Wide Receiver              Joe Reed, Virginia
Tight End                      Tenner Cowley, Virginia
Offensive Line               Tim Coleman, Richmond
Offensive Line               Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
Offensive Line               Kenneth Kirby, Norfolk State
Offensive Line               Justin Redd, Norfolk State
Offensive Line               Truvell Wilson, James Madison
VaSID Second Team All-State Defense
Defensive Line              Mike Greene, James Madison
Defensive Line              Eli Hanback, Virginia
Defensive Line              Bill Murray, William & Mary
Defensive Line              Keion White, Old Dominion
Linebacker                    Tyler Dressler, Richmond
Linebacker                    Dimitri Holloway, James Madison
Linebacker                   Charles Snowden, Virginia
Cornerback                   Kaleb Ford-Dement, Old Dominion
Cornerback                   Nick Grant, Virginia
Safety                          Devante Cross, Virginia
Safety                           Nhyre’ Quinerly, Norfolk State
VaSID Second Team All-State Special Teams
Place Kicker                  Brian Delaney, Virginia
Punter                          Nash Griffin, Virginia
Return Specialist           D’Angelo Amos, James Madison
Special Teams               MJ Hampton, James Madison