THREE W&L FOOTBALL PLAYERS EARN ALL-SOUTH REGION
ABILENE, Texas -- Washington and Lee had three players chosen to the
Football Gazette All-South Region teams which were announced on Wednesday
Junior linebacker Ben Krasnoff (Towson, Md./Towson) earned First Team
All-Region honors, while senior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza (Kill Devil
Hills, N.C./Manteo) earned second team honors. Senior running back Chris
Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) garnered third team accolades.
Krasnoff led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in tackles per game
(10.4) en route to earning First Team All-ODAC and All-State honors. His
94 total tackles and 16 tackles for a loss led the team.
Rapoza was named to the second team all-region squad after being lauded
with First Team All-ODAC and All-State honors. Rapoza anchored a W&L
offensive line which allowed just 12 sacks in 292 pass attempts.
Sullivan was a third team selection after earning First Team All-ODAC
and Virginia College Division Player of the Year honors. A finalist for
the Gagliardi Award given to the top football player in Division III,
Sullivan rushed for 1,123 yards and 10 touchdowns on an ODAC-record 294
carries. He ended his career as the W&L leader in career rushing yards
(3,140) and career all-purpose yards (5,931).
Washington and Lee finished the 2002 season with a 5-5 overall record. The Generals placed third in the ODAC with a 3-3 conference record.
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