CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Touchdown Club of Richmond named Brennan Armstrong its Offensive Back of the Year, Dontayvion Wicks as its Offensive End of the Year and Olusegun Oluwatimi as the co-Offensive Lineman of the Year. The group will be featured during a televised broadcast of the Dudley and Lanier Awards presentation on Saturday (Dec. 11) on WTVR-TV6, the local CBS affiliate in Richmond.
The NCAA Division I honorees:
- Offensive Back of the Year – Brennan Armstrong, QB, University of Virginia
- Offensive End of the Year – Dontayvion Wicks, WR, University of Virginia
- Offensive Lineman of the Year (tie) – Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, University of Virginia
- Offensive Lineman of the Year (tie) – Nate Kidwell, RT, James Madison University
- Defensive Lineman of the Year – Nate Lynn, DE, William & Mary
- Linebacker of the Year – Stone Snyder, LB, Virginia Military Institute
- Defensive Back of the Year – Jermaine Waller, DB, Virginia Tech
- Specialist of the Year – Ethan Ratke, Place Kicker, James Madison University
Armstrong, a finalist for the organization’s Dudley Award, receives the honor for the first time and it marks the third time in the last four years a Virginia quarterback has been named the Offensive Back of the Year. The ACC’s leader in passing yards (4,449) and total offense (4,700), earned Third Team All-League honors from a voting panel of 50 media members and each of the league’s head coaches. In addition, he garnered Second Team All-ACC honors from the Associated Press and Pro Football Focus. Armstrong is a semifinalist or finalist for three national quarterback awards, The Manning Award (Finalist), the Davey O’Brien Award (Semifinalist) and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award after setting school records for passing yards, total offense and passing touchdowns (31) in 2021.
Wicks emerged as Virginia’s top target this season and was one of two First Team All-ACC selections. The Cavalier wideout set the school record for receiving yards in a season with 1,203, the third highest total in the league. He has hauled in nine touchdowns and his 21.11 yards per catch average is the highest in the conference and sixth-highest in the nation.
Oluwatimi became Virginia’s first finalist for the Rimington Trophy on Monday (Dec. 6), the first UVA center to become a finalist for the coveted award. He has started all 12 games and 32-straight dating back to 2019. He blocks on a front that has helped UVA average 515.8 yards of total offense per game the third highest in the country. According to Pro Football Focus, he is ranked second-highest among all FBS centers with a 90.2 run blocking grade and only allowed three sacks and five QB hits in 2021.
The awards show will air, live, following the national broadcast of the Army vs. Navy football game on CBS, which kicks-off at 3:00 p.m.