Date: January 14, 2000
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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Generals' Running Back Tabbed to its First Team by

LEXINGTON, Va. -- W&L freshman running back Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) has been named a First Team Freshman All-American by

Sullivan was one of six running backs and the only ODAC player selected to the first team.

During the 1999 season, Sullivan earned Second Team All-ODAC honors after rushing for a team-high 722 yards and seven touchdowns on 146 carries. In addition, Sullivan caught 25 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown, while racking-up 423 yards on kickoff returns.

All told, Sullivan accounted for 1,384 all-purpose yards, the second-highest total in W&L history.

Sullivan began the season at wide receiver, but switched to running back during the fourth game of the season at Randolph-Macon. The move was precipitated when junior running back Marc Watson went down with mononeucleosis.


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