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RICHMOND (WTVR) – The Touchdown Club of Richmond is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 College Football Players of the Year Awards.

 

All college football players throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia during the 2014 football season were eligible for selection.  After soliciting and receiving nominations from the college coaches, Club Members voted on the awards.  The honors are divided into seven positional categories within each of two groups: One for NCAA Division I (FBS and FCS) programs, and one for Division II, Division III, NAIA, and USCAA programs.

 

A total of seventeen players won awards this year, as there were ties at three positions.  The recipients are as follows:

 

In the Division I category, the winners are Offensive Back of the Year Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion University / Atlanta, GA), Offensive Lineman of the Year Austin Gund (University of Richmond / Washington D.C.), Wide Receiver of the Year Tre McBride (William & Mary / McDonough, GA), Defensive Back of the Year (tie) Anthony Harris (University of Virginia / Chesterfield, VA) and Kendall Fuller (Virginia Tech / Baltimore, MD) , Linebacker of the Year Henry Coley (University of Virginia / Virginia Beach, VA), Defensive Lineman of the Year Eli Harold (University of Virginia / Virginia Beach, VA), and Specialist of the Year (tie) John Carpenter (William & Mary / Newport News, VA) and Ian Frye (University of Virginia / Bristol, VA).

 

In the Division II / Division III / NAIA / USCAA category, the winners are Offensive Back of the Year Kavon Bellamy (Virginia State / Hampton, VA), Offensive Lineman of the Year Ronnie Ransome (Virginia State / Petersburg, VA), Wide Receivers of the Year (tie) Rudy Rudolph (Christopher Newport / Chesapeake, VA) and Holton Walker (Hampden-Sydney College / Brookville, VA), Defensive Back of the Year Darrick Gore (Bridgewater College / Petersburg, VA), Linebacker of the Year Josh Doggett (Hampden-Sydney College / Mechanicsville, VA), Defensive Linemen of the Year Tom Solak (Randolph-Macon, Richmond, VA) and Specialist of the Year Jordan Hartman (Bridgewater College / Winchester, VA).

 

The Touchdown Club of Richmond Award winners, along with the winners of the Bill Dudley Award and the Willie Lanier Award, will be honored at the annual Dudley / Lanier Award Banquet.  The banquet will be held on Wednesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa / Richmond.  Tickets are $35.00 and may be purchased by contacting Ron Axselle at coachax@verizon.net.