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Football Earns Four Major Awards, 18 All-Conference Selections

jay scroggins, re'shaun myers, mike clark and viante tucker with the ODAC logo behind them

FOREST, Va. - The league champion Bridgewater College football team earned four of five major awards and had 18 players selected to the All-Conference team with Tuesday's release of the 2019 All-ODAC football squad.

Eagles' quarterback Jay Scroggins earned the J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year award, while linebacker Re'Shaun Myers earned a second straight Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year honor. Bridgewater mentor Michael Clark earned ODAC Coach of the Year laurels from his peers, while Eagles' receiver Viante Tucker collected ODAC Rookie of the Year recognition.

Scroggins threw for 25 TDs and rushed for three more, with just two interceptions and one fumble lost. He completed 191-of-291 passes (65.6%) for 2,398 yards, and set school career records for completions (540), attempts (911), passing yards (6,526), and TD passes (65). He also won his final 14 career regular season starts. Over his final 15 career regular season games, he threw/rushed for 36 total touchdowns while turning the ball over just three times.

Myers was a first team D3football.com, Street & Smith's, Lindy's and College Football America Yearbook Preseason All-American. He led the ODAC with three forced fumbles and ranked third in sacks (6.0), TFLs (11.5) and tackles (98). He was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week and ODAC Defensive Player of the Week twice, and is the first two-time winner of the ODAC Defensive Player of the Year honor.

Clark led the Eagles to his sixth ODAC title and seventh NCAA appearance with a 10-1 overall record. He also led Bridgewater to a new program-record 14-game winning streak. This is the sixth career ODAC Coach of the Year honor for Clark- a five-time State Coach of the Year honoree and the 2001 Don Hansen's Gazette National Coach of the Year.

Tucker proved a big play dual threat for the Eagles offense as he showcased his outstanding speed as both a runner and receiver. He racked up five touchdowns offensively, with three receiving and two more from running situations. Each one of his scoring plays covered 11 or more yards, with four touchdowns of greater than 20 yards. 

Seven Eagles earned first team All-ODAC honors: Scroggins, tight end Conner Kleffman, offensive linemen Cole Cooksey and Will Hoffman, linebackers Myers and Gary Ramey Jr., and safety Matt Dang.

Kleffman caught 15 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. He also graded out at 82% on the season as a blocker with nine knockdowns.

Cooksey, the only non-senior Eagle on the first team, started at left guard and graded out at 85% for the season, with 25 knockdowns while allowing just one sack and two penalties.

Hoffman, a 2018 first team All-ODAC choice at right tackle, moved to the left side as a senior. He graded out at 84% on the year with two sacks allowed and drew just one flag.

Ramey Jr., a second team All-Conference selection the past two years, was second on the team in tackles (82), sacks (5.0) and tackles for loss (11.0). He added an interception, a forced fumble and three pass breakups.

Dang earned first team All-ODAC honors for the second straight season. He totaled 33 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, one sack, one interception, two fumble recoveries, five pass breakups and three blocked kicks.

Second team honors went to running back Demetreus Jalepes, all-purpose back Jarrod Denham, kicker Logan Weis, defensive tackle Malik Crowe, linebacker Deshomd Denny and cornerback Chase Rosenthal.

Jalepes, a junior, rushed for 744 yards on 137 carries for an ODAC-leading nine rushing TDs. He also caught 18 balls for 264 yards and two more scores.

Denham, a senior, was second on the team behind Jalepes with 815 all-purpose yards (199 rushing, 188 receiving, 428 kick return). He had multiple touchdowns on the ground (two), air (three) and as a kick returner (two).

Weis, a senior, earned second team All-ODAC honors for a second consecutive season. He made 10-of-14 field goals, including a long of 43 and a 42-yarder into the wind vs. Delaware Valley in the NCAA tournament.

Crowe, a junior, totaled 12 tackles while starting every game as the team's nose tackle.

Denny, a senior, recorded 40 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 4.0 TFLs, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.

Rosenthal, a junior, led the ODAC with 18 passes defensed, and his six interceptions ranked second in the conference. 

Earning third team recognition were senior wide receiver Trey Stephens, senior tight end Grant Monson, junior defensive lineman Da'Sean Davis, junior linebacker Dustin Green and senior cornerback Luke Barnum.

Stephens led the Eagles with 38 catches, 511 receiving yards and five TD catches.

Monson grabbed 17 balls for 152 yards, scoring one touchdown.

Davis totaled 25 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 4.0 TFLs and an interception.

Green, earning his second straight third team All-Conference selection, made 41 tackles and broke up two passes.

Barnum finished with 17 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass breakup.

2019 ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL TEAMS
J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year: Jay Scroggins, Sr., QB, Bridgewater
Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year: Re'Shaun Myers, Sr., LB, Bridgewater
ODAC Coach of the Year: Michael Clark, Bridgewater
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Viante Tucker, Fr., WR, Bridgewater
ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Sean Clark, Sr., OL, Washington & Lee
 
ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Offense
Jay Scroggins; Sr.; QB; Bridgewater
Tre Frederick; Sr.; RB; Randolph-Macon
Akiva Wedge; Sr.; RB; Southern Virginia
Jordan Foster; Sr.; APB; Randolph-Macon 
Derrick Yates; Sr.; WR; Emory & Henry
Major Morgan; Sr.; WR; Hampden-Sydney 
Conner Kleffman; Sr.; TE; Bridgewater
Cole Cooksey; Jr.; OL; Bridgewater 
Will Hoffman; Sr.; OL; Bridgewater
Tyler Weterrings; Sr.; OL; Emory & Henry 
Will Jackson; So.; OL; Randolph-Macon 
Sean Clark; Sr.; OL; Washington & Lee 
Rhett Anderson; Jr.; PK; Hampden-Sydney 
Defense
Josh Fleenor; Sr.; DL; Emory & Henry
Da'von Keith; Sr.; DL; Emory & Henry
Steve McNair; Sr.; DL; Randolph-Macon
Andrew Frailer; Jr.; DL; Washington & Lee
Re'Shaun Myers; Sr.; LB; Bridgewater
Gary Ramey Jr.; Sr.; LB; Bridgewater
Ivan Phillips; So.; LB; Emory & Henry
Will Corry; Sr.; LB; Washington & Lee
Matt Dang; Sr.; DB; Bridgewater
Calvin Whitehead; Sr.; DB; Randolph-Macon
Nate Hill; Sr.; DB; Shenandoah
Neil Davis; Sr.; DB; Southern Virginia
Grayson Harvey; So.; P; Ferrum
 
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Offense
Hunter Taylor; Jr.; QB; Emory & Henry
Demetreus Jalepes; Jr.; RB; Bridgewater
T.J. Tester; Fy.; RB; Emory & Henry
Jarrod Denham; Sr.; APB; Bridgewater 
Jermaine Russell; Jr.; WR; Guilford
Casey Stewart; Sr.; WR; Shenandoah
Sam Tanner; Sr.; TE; Randolph-Macon
Daniel Bailey; Sr.; OL; Emory & Henry
Jordan Patti; Sr.; OL; Ferrum
Andrew Grage; Sr.; OL; Hampden-Sydney
Jordaan Rochester; Sr.; OL; Randolph-Macon
Daniel Small; Sr.; OL; Shenandoah
Logan Weis; Sr.; PK; Bridgewater 
Defense
Malik Crowe; Jr.; DL; Bridgewater
Donovan Pinnix; So.; DL; Emory & Henry
Jarrod Russ; Sr.; DL; Guilford
Matthew Vergara; Jr.; DL; Randolph-Macon
Deshomd Denny; Sr.; LB; Bridgewater
Grayson Overstreet; Fy.; LB; Emory & Henry
Khayree Lundy; Jr.; LB; Guilford
Bryan Sullivan; Sr.; LB; Randolph-Macon
Chase Rosenthal; Jr.; DB; Bridgewater
Jaylyn Kreimes; So.; DB; Emory & Henry
De'Angelo Barr; Sr.; DB; Randolph-Macon
Dean Johnson; So.; DB; Washington & Lee
Harrison Kiser; Sr.; P; Guilford
 
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Offense
Jack Pollard; So.; QB; Washignton & Lee
Kaleb Smith; So.; RB; Hampden-Sydney
Josh Breece; Jr.; RB; Washington & Lee
Alex Wertz; So.; APB; Washington & Lee
Trey Stephens; Sr.; WR; Bridgewater
Montgomery Owen; Jr.; WR; Washington & Lee
Grant Monson; Sr.; TE; Bridgewater
Dakota Morris; Jr.; OL; Emory & Henry
Emory Lyndon; Sr.; OL; Guilford
Connor Denning; Jr.; OL; Randolph-Macon
Grady Sami; Sr.; OL; Southern Virginia
Jared Cordova; So.; OL; Washington & Lee
Matt Seals; Sr.; PK; Emory & Henry
Defense
Da'Sean Davis; Jr.; DL; Bridgewater
Phil Pullen; Jr.; DL; Hampden-Sydney
Jordan Rice; So.; DL; Shenandoah
Connor Corbett; Sr.; DL; Washington & Lee
Dustin Green; Jr.; LB; Bridgewater
Taylor Brown; Sr.; LB; Ferrum
Griffin Davis; Sr.; LB; Hampden-Sydney
Bernie Hayes; Sr.; LB; Shenandoah
Luke Barnum; Sr.; DB; Bridgewater
Dalton Wilson; So.; DB; Emory & Henry
Jaquice Sydnor; Sr.; DB; Ferrum
Daquan Pridget; Jr.; DB; Shenandoah
Bo Sheridan; Sr.; P; Washington & Lee