HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Hampden-Sydney College placed seven student-athletes on the 2018 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State Football Team, including Offensive Rookie of the Year Kaleb Smith/Rocky Mount, a freshman running back for Tigers who previously was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Rookie of the Year. VaSID All-State First Team honors went to senior defensive lineman John Kline/New Cumberland, Pa., senior safety Chad Vanlandingham/Mechanicsville and junior wide receiver Major Morgan/Onancock. VaSID All-State Second Team accolades went to senior quarterback Alec Cobb/Jamestown, N.C., junior linebacker Griffin Davis/Charlottesville and junior offensive lineman Andrew Grage/Virginia Beach.
Smith, the ODAC Rookie of the Year and Third-Team All-ODAC selection, was seventh in the ODAC with 602 yards rushing on 147 attempts (4.1) with seven touchdowns. He was second in the ODAC in receiving with 71 receptions for 661 yards (9.3), adding two touchdowns. Smith was fourth in the ODAC with 1,263 all-purpose yards (157.9, third in the ODAC). He finished sixth in NCAA Division III receptions per game and 22nd in all-purpose yards. Smith rushed for a season-best 214 yards on 30 attempts (7.1) and one touchdown during a 38-35 win against Guilford on October 20, adding a season-best 12 receptions for 118 yards (9.8).
Kline, a First-Team All-ODAC choice, ranked third in the ODAC in sacks (6.5), second in sack yardage (41), and third in fumbles recovered (2). He posted 34.0 total tackles (3.8), including 21 solo stops and 13 assists, 9.5 tackles for loss (50 yards), the two fumbles recovered and one forced fumble. Kline registered a season-high eight tackles against Randolph-Macon on November 10, and had two sacks and the forced fumble against Christopher Newport on September 8.
Vanlandingham, a First-Team All-ODAC honoree, started the season at linebacker before moving to the secondary. He posted 54.0 total tackles (6.0), including 38 solo stops and 16 assists, 6.0 tackles for loss (31 yards), two sacks (13 yards), one forced fumble and two pass breakups. Vanlandingham was named ODAC Defensive Player of the Week after posting seven tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, and the forced fumble during a 56-27 win against Emory & Henry on Sept. 29, and had a season-high nine tackles at Washington and Lee on Nov. 3.
Morgan, recently named The Touchdown Club of Richmond's Small College Wide Receiver of the Year and a First-team All-ODAC pick, led the ODAC in receptions (81), receiving yards (1,143) and receiving yards per game (127.0), while second in receiving touchdowns (12). He led Division III in receiving yards per game, was fifth in receptions per game and 20th in receiving touchdowns. Morgan, a D3football.com Third-Team All-South Region selection as well, recorded season-highs of 13 receptions at Ferrum on October 27, and 220 yards receiving and three touchdowns against Randolph-Macon on Nov. 10.
Cobb, a Second-Team All-ODAC honoree, was second in Division III and the ODAC with 3,340 passing yards (371.1), completing 285 of 426 attempts (66.9%) with 24 touchdowns. He also ranked second in Division III completions per game (31.7), passing yards per game and total offense (368.7), 13th in completion percentage and 22nd in points responsible for per game (19.6). Cobb led the ODAC in completion percentage, while second in passing yards, completions and passing touchdowns. He passed for over 300 yards in eight of nine games and had at least two touchdowns in six games. Cobb, who added five rushing touchdowns this season, passed for a season-high 519 yards and five touchdowns against Emory & Henry on Sept. 29.
Davis, a First-Team All-ODAC choice, posted 77.0 total tackles (8.6), including 53 solo stops and 24 assists, 6.0 tackles for loss (11 yards), one sack (five yards), one forced fumble, two fumbles recovered and one interception. He ranked 30th in Division III in solo tackles, while leading the Tigers in total tackles and ranking fourth in the ODAC. Davis had a season-high 13 tackles, including the tackle for loss against Randolph-Macon on Nov. 10, and contributed six tackles, including the forced fumble, one fumble recovery and the interception at Bridgewater on Oct. 13.
Grage, Second-Team All-ODAC selection, was the top offensive linemen for the Tigers with a 91.5 rating at left tackle. He was instrumental to an offensive line that produced 457.3 yards of offense and 30.6 points per game, while also one of the most prolific passing offenses in Division III at 381.0 passing yards per game.
Shenandoah quarterback Hayden Bauserman and Bridgewater linebacker Re'Shaun Myers were named Players of the Year, while defensive Rookie of the Year honors went to Averett linebacker Joseph Ledbetter. Randolph-Macon's Pedro Arruza was the Coach of the Year.
VaSID names 27 all-state teams in 15 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a University or conference in the state of Virginia.
2018 VaSID FOOTBALL COLLEGE ALL-STATE TEAM
Offensive Player of the Year: Hayden Bauserman, Shenandoah University
Defensive Player of the Year: Re'Shaun Myers, Bridgewater College
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Kaleb Smith, Hampden-Sydney College
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Joseph Ledbetter, Averett University
Coach of the Year: Pedro Arruza, Randolph-Macon College
QB: Hayden Bauserman, Shenandoah University
RB: Tre Frederick, Randolph-Macon College
RB: Brian Mann, Ferrum College
WR: Major Morgan, Hampden-Sydney College
WR: Casey Stewart, Shenandoah University
TE: Sam Tanner, Randolph-Macon College
OL: Greg Castle, Randolph-Macon College
OL: Michael Head, Averett University
OL: Mitch Hornsby, Washington and Lee University
OL: Matt Rittenhouse, Christopher Newport University
OL: Jake Wernle, Randolph-Macon College
DL: Ben James, Christopher Newport University
DL: John Kline, Hampden-Sydney College
DL: Joseph Ledbetter, Averett University
DL: Steve McNair, Randolph-Macon College
LB: Yonis Blanco, Randolph-Macon College
LB: Dejon Brooks, Averett University
LB: Re'Shaun Myers, Bridgewater College
CB: Damian Jiggetts, Christopher Newport University
CB: Daquan Pridget, Shenandoah University
S: Chad Vanlandingham, Hampden-Sydney College
S: Anthony Williams, Randolph-Macon College
PK: Chris Vidal, Randolph-Macon College
P: Cole Westberry, Averett University
RS: Bradley Jefferson, Averett University
QB: Alec Cobb, Hampden-Sydney College
RB: Josh Breece, Washington and Lee University
RB: Akiva Wedge, Southern Virginia University
WR: Joshua Davis, Christopher Newport University
WR: Eric Hoy, Randolph-Macon College
TE: Grant Monson, Bridgewater College
OL: Sean Clark, Washington and Lee University
OL: Andrew Grage, Hampden-Sydney College
OL: Will Hoffman, Bridgewater College
OL: Jordan Sawyer, Christopher Newport University
OL: Tyler Weterrings, Emory & Henry College
DL: Andrew Frailer, Washington and Lee University
DL: Johnathon Johnson, Ferrum College
DL: Muhammad Khan, Bridgewater College
DL: Khris Smith, Apprentice School
LB: Will Corry, Washington and Lee University
LB: Griffin Davis, Hampden-Sydney College
LB: Donavan Montague, University of Virginia-Wise
CB: Raekwon Jackson, Apprentice School
CB: D.J. Wright, Christopher Newport University
S: Matt Dang, Bridgewater College
S: Neil Davis, Southern Virginia University
PK: Cole Westberry, Averett University
P: Bo Sheridan, Washington & Lee University
RS: Davonta Womack, Bridgewater College