Five Named All-State
FERRUM, Va. - Shenandoah University had five football players earn All-State honors in selections announced recently by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors.
The Hornets, fresh off of a 6-4 season that included a 5-2 mark in the USA South, had four players earn first team VaSID accolades.
English and Brent are both offensive linemen - English a guard and Brent a tackle - while Rogers plays inside linebacker and Mitchell at free safety.
Rogers and Mitchell are both two-year starters and combined for 166 tackles and five interceptions this past fall.
Rogers led the team with 87 total tackles while contributing 14.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles.
Mitchell had a team-highs in solo tackles, 53, and interceptions, four.
He was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week and as the USA South Conference defensive Player of the Week one time each this season.
Brent and English helped anchor an offensive line that helped SU to 3763 yards in total offense this season and 32.6 points per outing.
The Hornets led the USA South in scoring offense in 2011.
Senior wide receiver Rico Wallace rounded out the selections with a second team pick. VaSID only selects one wide receiver per team.
Shenandoah opens up its 2012 campaign on September 1 at Stevenson.
Major Award Winners
Offensive Player of the Year: Charlie Westfal, Washington and Lee
Defensive Player of the Year: Corey Scruggs, Averett
Rookie of the Year: Zac Naccarato, Randolph-Macon
Coach of the Year: Marty Favret, Hampden-Sydney
First Team Offense
OL Jacob Brent, Shenandoah
OL Ben Rogers, Hampden-Sydney
OL John Fitzgibbons, Washington and Lee
OL Jack McDowell, Ferrum
OL James English, Shenandoah
QB Charlie Westfal, Washington and Lee
FB Steven Harris, Ferrum
RB Anthony Carter, Bridgewater
RB Brett Murray, Washington and Lee
WR Kyle Vance, Hampden-Sydney
TE Alex Evans, Washington and Lee
First Team Defense
DL Chris Freycinet, Ferrum
DL Joe Pricone, Randolph-Macon
DL Corey Scruggs, Averett
DL Lynwood Pickett, Ferrum
LB Kenny Fryman, Hampden-Sydney
LB Josh Rogers, Shenandoah
LB Rob Look, Washington and Lee
DB Byron Mitchell, Shenandoah
DB Zach Morgan, Hampden-Sydney
DB Jake Pelton, Washington and Lee
DB Sean Stewart, Hampden-Sydney
First Team Special Teams
PK Stephen Denuel, Christopher Newport
P Blake Penix, Apprentice
RS Marcus Bratton, UVA-Wise
Second Team Offense
OL Andrew Sloan, Randolph-Macon
OL JT Crews, Christopher Newport
OL Will Ferrell, Hampden-Sydney
OL George Sheaffer, Bridgewater
OL Alex Maro, Averett
QB Travis Lane, Hampden-Sydney
FB Zach Stevens, Christopher Newport
RB Markeese Stovall, Christopher Newport
RB Thaddeus Scruggs, Randolph-Macon
RB Kirk Rohle, Hampden-Sydney
WR Rico Wallace, Shenandoah
TE Justin Reidelbach, Christopher Newport
Second Team Defense
DL Dominic Jeter, Bridgewater
DL Albert Brown, Averett
DL Patrick Moses, Randolph-Mason
DL Malcom Jones, Christopher Newport
LB Mike King, Christopher Newport
LB Amondre Johnson, UVA-Wise
LB Jeremy Bowry, Randolph-Macon
DB Derek Britt, Christopher Newport
DB Tae Motley, Ferrum
DB Marcus Bratton, UVA-Wise
DB Marcco McNeal, Ferrum
Second Team Special Teams
PK Josh Storm, Randolph-Macon
P Wes Franklin, Ferrum
RS Marcus Mayo, Ferrum