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Woodrum Spotlights VaSID All-State Football Honors

January 29, 2013
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Following a record-setting year, Josh Woodrum has been selected the 2012 VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Quarterback Josh Woodrum was named the top offensive rookie in the state, while six Liberty players were named to the VaSID all-state football team, which was recently announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Woodrum was named the VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year following a season where he was named the Big South Freshman of the Year and finished No. 13 in the final voting for the Jerry Rice Award (top FCS freshman in the country).

Woodrum set a freshman program record during his first year on the field for the Flames in 2012 with 1,963 total offensive yards. He also recorded the second most passing yards in a season by a Liberty freshman, completing 183-of-267 attempts for 1,966 yards and 11 touchdown passes.

Along with Woodrum's honor, Liberty had a half dozen players named to the VaSID all-state teams, with three players garnering first-team honors and three more securing a place on the all-state second-team listing.

Liberty's first-team honorees include running back Aldreakis Allen, offensive lineman Aaron Lundy and defensive back Brent Vinson.

Allen posted his first career 1,000-yard rushing season (1,019 yards and 10 touchdowns) thanks to the blocking efforts of Lundy and the rest of Liberty's offensive line. Vinson finished his days with Liberty in style, leading the Flames with a career-best 68 tackles (41 solo, 27 assisted).

The Flames three second-team selections were wide receiver Pat Kelly, defensive lineman Cory Freeman and linebacker Nick Sigmon.

Kelly became the fifth player in program history with 2,000 receiving yards (2,107) after leading the Flames in 2012 with 857 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Freeman ranked second on the team among defensive lineman with 31 tackles (16 solo, 15 assisted), while Sigmon led the team with 11 tackles for a loss and was third overall with 52 total stops (32 solo, 20 assisted).

VaSID Major Award Winners
VaSID Offensive Player of the Year – Taylor Heinicke, So., QB, Old Dominion
VaSID Defensive Player of the Year – Steve Greer, Sr., LB, Virginia
VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year – Josh Woodrum, Fr., QB, Liberty
VaSID Defensive Rookie of the Year – Lynden Trail, Fr., LB, Norfolk State
VaSID Coach of the Year – Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion

VaSID First Team
Offense

QB – Taylor Heinicke, So., Old Dominion
RB – Aldreakis Allen, Jr., Liberty
RB – Jeremiah Schwartz, Sr., Hampton
WR – Nick Mayers, Sr., Old Dominion
WR – Ben Edwards, Jr., Richmond
TE – Jake McGee, So, Virginia
OL – Oday Aboushi, Sr., Virginia
OL – Nick Becton, Sr., Virginia Tech
OL – Aaron Lundy, Sr., Liberty
OL – Morgan Moses, Jr., Virginia
OL – Earl Watford, Sr., James Madison
Defense
DL – Chris Burnette, Sr., Old Dominion
DL – James Gayle, Jr., Virginia Tech
DL – Derrick Hopkins, Jr., Virginia Tech
DL – George Riddick, So., Norfolk State
LB - Steve Greer, Sr., Virginia
LB – Stephon Robertson, Jr., James Madison
LB – Jack Tyler, Jr., Virginia Tech
CB – Antone Exum, Jr., Virginia Tech
CB – Demetrious Nicholson, So., Virginia
S – Cooper Taylor, Sr., Richmond
S – Brent Vinson, Sr., Liberty
Special Teams

PK – Jarod Brown, Jr., Old Dominion
P – Jonathan Plisco, Sr., Old Dominion
RET – Khalek Shepherd, So., Virginia

VaSID Second Team
Offense

QB – Logan Thomas, Jr., Virginia Tech
RB – Dae-Quan Scott, Jr., James Madison
RB – Kendall Gaskins, Sr., Richmond
WR – Pat Kelly, Sr., Liberty
WR – Tre McBride II, So., William & Mary
TE – Brian Barlow, Sr., James Madison
OL – David Born, Jr., Old Dominion
OL –Michael Kay, Sr., Norfolk State
OL – Vinston Painter, Sr., Virginia Tech
OL – Nick Ritcher, So., Richmond
OL – Mike Salazar, Sr., William & Mary
Defense
DL –Cory Freeman, Jr., Liberty

DL – Charlie Jones, Sr., VMI
DL – Tyler Snow, Jr., James Madison
DL – Kerry Wynn, Jr., Richmond
LB - Nick Sigmon, So., Liberty
LB –Lyndon Trail, Fr., Norfolk State
LB – Craig Wilkins, Sr., Old Dominion
CB – Darryl Hamilton, Sr., Richmond
CB – B.W. Webb, Sr., William & Mary
S – Anthony Harris, So., Virginia
S – Dean Marlowe, So., James Madison
Special Teams
PK – Cody Journell, Jr., Virginia Tech
P – A.J. Hughes, Fr., Virginia Tech
RET – Ryan Smith, Sr., James Madison