RAPOZA EARNS D3FOOTBALL.COM ALL-AMERICA HONORS
SALEM, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior offensive lineman Mat Rapoza
(Kill Devil Hills, N.C./Manteo) earned Third Team All-America honors from
The honor was the third such for Rapoza from the website. He earned Second
Team All-America honors as a sophomore and First Team All-America honors
A preseason First Team All-American, Rapoza finished his career by anchoring
the W&L offensive line from his tackle position. He earned First Team
All-ODAC, VaSID First Team All-State, Roanoke Times Second Team All-State
and Football Gazette Second Team All-South Region honors in 2002 after
the Generals' line allowed just 12 sacks in 292 pass attempts.
During his two years at W&L after transferring from Swarthmore, Rapoza
helped pave the way for senior running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio,
Texas/Alamo Heights) to rush for 2,312 yards and 18 touchdowns while surrendering
just 22 sacks in 568 pass attempts.
Washington and Lee completed the 2002 campaign with a 5-5 overall record,
3-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
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