RICHMOND, VA-Senior quarterback Nash Nance (Calhoun, GA/Tennessee) was named the winner of the Willie Lanier Award on Wednesday night, given to the top player in Division II, III and NAIA in the state by the Touchdown Club of Richmond. Nance was a finalist with Christopher Newport quarterback Marcus Morrast and Virginia State linebacker Andre Rawls.
Nance, a three-time All-ODAC pick, was in the top two this season in nearly every statistical category for quarterbacks in the league. He threw for 2,967 yards, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing over 58 percent of his passes (215-for-370). Additionally, he was third in the ODAC in rushing touchdowns with nine. For his career, he has the second most touchdowns in school history (80), second most completions (699), and third most yards (8,118). In 2013, he was the South Region Offensive Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American.
Nance is the first Tiger to win the award since Drew Smith '08 was named the top player in the state in 2007.