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Delaware Football Places Seven on All-CAA Teams


RICHMOND, Va. -- Blue Hen linebackers Paul Worrilow and Jeff Williams
highlighted University of Delaware selections on the All-Colonial
Athletic Association all-conference teams announced by the league office
on Monday.

Worrilow, who earned All-CAA honors for the third straight year and
first team laurels for the second consecutive season, and Williams, who
also earned third team honors and was selected as the CAA Defensive
Rookie of the Year, were among seven Delaware players selected to the
three teams. The teams were picked based on voting of the 11 league head

In addition to Worrilow and Williams, UD senior wide receiver Nihja
White, junior offensive guard Bobby Kennedy, and junior defensive tackle
Zach Kerr earned second team honors while junior running back Andrew
Pierce and junior offensive lineman Brandon Heath were third team
selections. Pierce was selected to the All-CAA team for the third
straight year while White was recognized for the second straight season.

Delaware, led by 11th-year head coach K.C. Keeler, concluded its season
this past Saturday with a 41-10 setback to league champion Villanova and
finished the season with a record of 5-6, just the fourth sub .500
season for the program since 1988. Villanova, New Hampshire, and Old
Dominion will all represent the CAA in the NCAA Tournament beginning
next week.

The youthful Blue Hens, who were beset by injuries throughout the
campaign and lost a third of their scholarship players to injury during
the season, will return 27 players with starting experience in 2013.

Villanova head coach Andy Talley was named league Coach of the Year
while Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke and James Madison
linebacker Stephon Robertson were named Offensive and Defensive Player
of the Year respectively; William & Mary punt returner B.W. Webb and
Georgia State kick returner Albert Wilson shared Special Teams Player of
the Year honors; and Williams and Villanova quarterback John Robertson
were selected as Defensive and Offensive Rookie of the Year, respectively.

In addition, New Hampshire offensive lineman Chris Zarkoskie was
selected as the inaugural Chuck Boone Leadership Award winner for
outstanding leadership, integrity, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Delaware's Worrilow was nominated for the award as well.

Worrilow (Concord HS/Wilmington, Del.) was the true leader of the Blue
Hen defense and a two-time team captain. He led the team and the CAA in
tackles with 107 tackles (10.7 per game) and finished his career ranked
No. 5 all-time at Delaware with 377. He also had nine tackles for losses
of 44 yards, three sacks for 30 yards, broke up two passes, and forced a
fumble. He recorded 10 or more tackles six times, including a
career-high 18 vs. Delaware State, and currently ranks No. 6 in the NCAA
 in tackles per game.

Williams (Freeport HS/Freeport, N.Y.), a redshirt freshman who was
pressed into the starting outside linebacker spot after season-ending
injuries hit several projected starters in the pre-season, made an
immediate impact on the Delaware defense and led the CAA in both sacks
(6.5) and tackles for loss (14). A candidate for the Jerry Rice Award
presented to the nation's top freshman, Williams also leads all freshmen
nationally in tackles for loss and is No. 2 in sacks. He becomes the
first Delaware player to earn the league Defensive Rookie of the Year
Award since cornerback Sidney Haugabrook in 2001.

White (Conestoga HS/Wayne, Pa.) continued to rank among the top
receivers in the league and hauled in a team-high 57 passes (No. 3 in
the CAA with 6.3 per game) for 592 yards and one touchdown despite
missing two games early in the season due to injuries. He had 80 or more
receiving yards in each of his final four games and hauled in
career-high 12 passes in his final collegiate game vs. Villanova. He
became the first player in UD history to have 50 or more receptions in
three straight seasons and his 176 career catches ranks No. 5 all-time
at UD. In addition, he set a UD record by catching at least one pass in
each of his final 42 games.

Kennedy (Caravel HS/Newark, Del.) earned second team honors despite
playing offensive guard for the first time in his career this fall.
Originally a defensive lineman and then a tight end during his Blue Hen
career, he finally settled in on the offensive line this fall and
performed well after missing much of the pre-season and the season
opener with an injury.

Kerr (Quince Orchard HS/Gaithersburg, Md.) also made an immediate impact
in his first season with the Hens this fall after transfering from the
University of Maryland. The rugged Kerr bolstered a UD defensive front
that ranked No. 2 in the CAA in rushing defense (134.2 yards per game)
and recorded 21 sacks. Kerr started all 11 games and recorded 27
tackles, including a sack and 4.5 tackles for loss. He also returned an
interception for a touchdown vs. William & Mary and recovered two fumbles.

Pierce (Cumberland Regional HS/Bridgeton, N.J.) was hampered by knee and
hamstring injuries for much of the season but still managed to rank
among the league leaders in rushing with a team-high 703 yards and four
touchdowns. He missed two games to injuries and played sparingly in two
others but still ranked sixth in the league with 78.1 yards rushing per
game. The 2010 CAA Offensive Rookie of the Year and an All-CAA selection
in both 2010 and 2011, Pierce gained 100 or more yards three times in
2012 and finished the season with 3,637 career yards to rank No. 3
all-time at Delaware heading into his senior year in 2013.

Heath (Henderson HS/West Chester, Pa.) was the leader of the offensive
front as a second-year starter this fall. A starting tackle throughout
the 2011 season and for the first six games of 2012, Heath showed his
versatility by moving over to the center position at mid-season and was
outstanding the rest of the way. He will enter the 2013 season having
started 25 games, including 22 straight, on the offensive front.


2012 Colonial Athletic Association Teams
Coach of the Year: Andy Talley, Villanova
Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominionl; Defensive
Player of the Year: Stephon Robertson, James Madison
Special Teams Co-Player of the Year: B.W. Webb, William and Mary; Albert
Wilson, Georgia State
Offensive Rookie of the Year: John Robertson, Villanova; Defensive
Rookie of the Year: Jeff Williams, Delaware

1st Team All-Colonial Athletic Association
Offense:  QB - Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion; RB - Kevin Monangai,
Villanova; Terrance West, Towson; FB/HB - Kendall Gaskins, Richmond; WR
- Ben Edwards, Richmond; R.J. Harris, New Hampshire; Nick Mayers Old
Dominion; TE - Justin Perillo Maine; OL - Randall Harris, Towson; Chris
Howley, Maine; Seamus O'Neill, New Hampshire; Eric Pike, Towson; Earl
Watford, James Madison; PK - Jarod Brown, Old Dominion; KR - Albert
Wilson, Georgia State; PR - Ryan Smith, James Madison

Defense:  DL - Frank Beltre, Towson; Chris Burnette, Old Dominion; Rakim
Cox, Villanova; Antoine Lewis, Villanova; Jared Smith, New Hampshire; LB
- Donte Dennis, Maine; Matt Evans, New Hampshire; Stephon Robertson,
James Madison; Paul Worrilow, Delaware; CB - Eric Loper, Villanova; B.W.
Webb, William and Mary; S - Jordan Dangerfield, Towson; Dean Marlowe,
James Madison; Cooper Taylor, Richmond; P - Jonathan Plisco, Old Dominion

2nd Team All-Colonial Athletic Association
Offense:  QB - Grant Enders, Towson; RB - Dae'Quan Scott, James Madison;
Nico Steriti , New Hampshire; FB/HB - Brian Barlow, James Madison; WR -
Tre McBride, William and Mary; Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion; Nihja
White, Delaware; TE - Kevin Finney, Richmond; OL - David Born , Old
Dominion; Josh Bucci, Villanova; Bobby Kennedy, Delaware; Mike Salazar,
William and Mary; Doug Shaw, Towson; Josh Spearin - Maine; PK - Cameron
Starke, James Madison; KR - Justin Grant, Richmond; PR- B.W. Webb ,
William and Mary

Defense: DL - Marlon Johnson, Villanova; Evan Kelly, Richmond; Zach
Kerr, Delaware; Romale Tucker, Towson; LB - Devon Bridges, Villanova;
Monte Gaddis, Towson; Darius McMillan, Richmond; Jabrel Mines, William
and Mary; Craig Wilkins, Old Dominion; CB - Darlos James, Maine; Jordan
Love, Towson; Dontra Peters, New Hampshire; S -Manny Asam, New
Hampshire; Brian Thompson, William and Mary; P - Matt Hubbard, Georgia State

3rd Team All-Colonial Athletic Association
Offense: QB - John Robertson, Villanova; RB - Andrew Pierce, Delaware;
Donald Russell, Georgia State; WR - Stephen Barnette, Richmond; Brandon
Johnson-Farrell, Rhode Island; Tom Ryan, Towson; Norman White,
Villanova; Albert Wilson, Georgia State; TE - Harold Spears, New
Hampshire; OL - Mike Coccia, New Hampshire; Brandon Heath, Delaware;
Vince Kowalski, Villanova; Jack Lowney, Old Dominion; Nick Ritcher,
Richmond; Chris Zarkoskie, New Hampshire; PK - Mike MacArthur, New
Hampshire; KR - Derrick Joseph, Towson; PR - Poppy Livers, Villanova

Defense: DL - Dominique Guinn-Bailey, Old Dominion; Matt Morgan, Towson;
Tyler Snow, James Madison; Nick Zaremba, William and Mary; LB - Andrew
Bose, Rhode Island; Luke Rhodes, William and Mary; Jeff Williams,
Delaware; Eric Wright, Richmond; CB - Jamaal Bess, Rhode Island; Darryl
Hamilton, Richmond; Tye Smith, Towson; S - Jerome Couplin, William and
Mary; Jakarie Jackson, James Madison; Joe Sarnese, Villanova; P - Drake
Kuhn, William and Mary; David Skahn, James Madison

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