HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College 19th-year head football coach Marty Favret recently announced the program's Team Captains for the upcoming 2019 season. Leading the Tigers will be senior linebacker Griffin Davis/Charlottesville, senior wide receiver Major Morgan/Onancock, senior quarterback Clay Vick/Raleigh, N.C. and junior linebacker Riggs Jordan/Spencer.
Davis led H-SC in 2018 with 77 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 (five yards). He ranked 30th in Division III in solo tackles, while ranking fourth in the ODAC. Davis had a season-high 13 tackles, including the tackle for loss against Randolph-Macon on November 10, and contributed six tackles, including the forced fumble, one fumble recovery and the interception at Bridgewater on October 13. He was named First Team All-ODAC and Second Team VaSID College Division All-State. Griffin enters his final season with 196 total career tackles, including 142 solo and 54 assists, 32.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered and two interceptions.
Morgan 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 recorded season-highs of 13 receptions at Ferrum on Oct. 27, and 220 yards receiving and three touchdowns against Randolph-Macon on Nov. 10. He was named The Touchdown Club of Richmond's Small College Wide Receiver of the Year, First Team All-ODAC, First Team VaSID College Division All-State and D3football.com Third Team All-South Region. Major enters his final season with 158 career receptions for 2,198 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Vick is expected to start at quarterback this fall after serving as a back-up to Alec Cobb '19 over the past three seasons. He played in six games a year ago, completing three of four passes for 26 yards. Vick has played in 20 career games, completing 24 of 38 passes (63.2 percent) for 291 yards and two touchdowns. Clay adds a touchdown rushing, as well, and punted 27 times during his sophomore season (2017) for a 34.1-yard average, including a long punt of 60 yards.
Jordan had 29 total tackles in 2018, including 17 solo stops and 12 assists, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovered. He had a season-high nine tackles, including a forced fumble and the fumble recovered at Averett on September 2, and contributed seven tackles at Shenandoah on Oct. 6. Riggs has 41 total career tackles over two seasons, including 29 solo and 12 assists, two tackles for loss, along with the two forced fumbles and the fumble recovered.
H-SC finished 2018 with an overall record of 4-5, including 4-3 in the ODAC. The Tigers will open the 2019 campaign with a non-conference home game against Averett University on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium during the College's Hall of Fame Weekend.