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Terrell Named State's Top Freshman Player As VaSID Rookie Of The Year
Liberty University running back Zach Terrell has been named the 2005 VaSID Rookie of the Year, while Terrell and Jason Horn were both named to the VaSID second-team all-state team, honoring the best Division I football players in Virginia as announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) on Tuesday.
Terrell and Horn became the Flames' 23rd and 24th players in the history of the program to be named to the VaSID all-state team, while Terrell is the first player in school history to be named the top freshman in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Terrell (Fr., RB, Manassas Park, Va.) led the Flames and ranked second in the Big South Conference has he led the Flames by rushing for 668 yards, averaging 60.7 rushing yards per contest. Terrell, who moved from back-up quarterback to starting running back with six games left in the season, posted two 100-yard games, including a 241-yard, two touchdown effort against Chattanooga in his first start at the position on Oct. 8 - the second-highest single-game rushing total in Big South history. He also broke the school record for rushing yards by a freshman in a season.
Terrell, who last month became the first player in school history to be named Big South Freshman of the Year, averaged 85.3 yards per game in three starts at running back against conference opponents, finishing the year ranked sixth in the league in total offense (722 yards/65.6 yards per game) and ranked second in the conference in all-purpose yards, averaging 83.6 yards per contest.
Horn (Jr., DL, Phoenix, Ariz.) started all 11 games on the defensive line in his first year at Liberty and ranked fifth on the team with 61 tackles and first among defensive linemen. He also led the squad with 13.0 tackles for a loss (47) and ranked first in the conference in tackles for a loss among defensive linemen, while leading the league in tackles for a loss per game (1.17).