Date: December 9, 2005
W&L PLACES TWO ON D3FOOTBALL.COM ALL-SOUTH REGION TEAM
STERLING, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed two players on the D3Football.com All-South Region team which was announced by the website on Friday morning.
Freshman running back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was named to the first team as a return specialist, while sophomore wide receiver Jack Martin (Princeton, N.J./Hun School) garnered second team recognition.
Sitterson played in all 10 games for the Generals, notching 1,185 yards and nine total touchdowns. He returned 12 kickoffs for 408 yards and two touchdowns, and also returned 31 punts for 383 yards and another score. Sitterson ranked No. 1 in Division III in kickoff return average (34.0 ypr.) and 27th in Division III in punt return average (12.4 ypr.). Additionally, his two kickoff returns for a touchdown and punt return for a touchdown both tied school records for a season. As a running back, Sitterson amassed 296 yards and six touchdowns on 73 carries. He also caught 15 passes for 98 yards.
Martin also played in all 10 games, earning Second Team All-ODAC honors and finishing as the runner-up for the Dudley Award, which is presented to the Virginia Player of the Year. He shredded the W&L record books by catching 70 passes for a school-record 1,353 yards and 15 touchdowns. His 135.3 receiving yards ranked third in Division III, while his 7.0 receptions per game ranked 19th. His 15 touchdowns marked the second-highest season total in school history, and his 90 points rank third all-time for a season at W&L.
Additionally, Martin posted four of W&L's top five single-game receiving yards performances with efforts of 219 yards (Hampden-Sydney), 217 yards (Catholic), 206 yards (Centre) and 203 yards (Emory & Henry). His three touchdown catches in a season-opening win over Alfred also tied a school record.
After just two seasons of play, Martin has already tied the W&L record for career receiving touchdowns (16) and he ranks seventh in career receiving yards (1,477).
Washington and Lee finished the 2005 season with a 7-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Generals' seven wins were the most since the 1985 season.
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