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
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