Wilson headlines GSU's CAA honorees

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ATLANTA -- Georgia State wide receiver Albert Wilson was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Special Teams Player of the Year as well as first-team all-conference to headline the Panthers' selections on the 2012 All-CAA Football team.

Punter Matt Hubbard earned second-team All-CAA honors, and running back Donald Russell was tabbed to the third-team.

In addition to sharing the Special Teams Player of the Year honor with William and Mary's B.W. Webb, Wilson was named first-team All-CAA as a kickoff returner and third-team all-conference as a wide receiver.

Wilson, a junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., led the league in kickoff returns with a 25.9-yard average, highlighted by his 100-yard touchdown against Old Dominion. He also led the Panthers with 48 receptions for 947 yards and seven touchdowns. With receiving, rushing and returns, Wilson averaged 164.5 all-purpose yards per game, over 35 yards more than any other player in the league.

Hubbard, a sophomore from Peachtree City, Ga., is second in the CAA with an average of 43.1 yards per kick.

Russell, the senior from West Palm Beach, Fla., made the all-conference team despite a season-ending knee injury early in the eighth game of the season. He was leading the CAA in rushing at the time and finished with 747 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry.


CAA Award Winners
Coach of the Year: Andy Talley, Villanova
Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion
Defensive Player of the Year: Stephon Robertson, LB, James Madison
Special Teams Players of the Year: B.W. Webb and Albert Wilson
Offensive Rookie of the Year: John Robertson, QB, Villanova
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jeff Williams, LB, Delaware

All-Conference Teams

2012 All-CAA Football First Team (as voted on by the head coaches)
Position Player School Class
QB Taylor Heinicke Old Dominion Sophomore
RB Kevin Monangai Villanova Sophomore
RB Terrance West Towson Sophomore
FB/HB Kendall Gaskins Richmond Senior
WR Ben Edwards Richmond Junior
WR R.J. Harris New Hampshire Sophomore
WR Nick Mayers Old Dominion Senior
TE Justin Perillo Maine Junior
OL Randall Harris Towson Junior
OL Chris Howley Maine Senior
OL Seamus O'Neill New Hampshire Junior
OL Eric Pike Towson Junior
OL Earl Watford James Madison Senior
PK Jarod Brown Old Dominion Junior
KR Albert Wilson Georgia State Junior
PR Ryan Smith James Madison Senior

Position Player School Class
DL Frank Beltre Towson Senior
DL Chris Burnette Old Dominion Senior
DL Rakim Cox Villanova Junior
DL Antoine Lewis Villanova Junior
DL Jared Smith New Hampshire Senior
LB Donte Dennis Maine Senior
LB Matt Evans New Hampshire Senior
LB Stephon Robertson James Madison Junior
LB Paul Worrilow Delaware Senior
CB Eric Loper Villanova Senior
CB B.W. Webb William and Mary Senior
S Jordan Dangerfield Towson Senior
S Dean Marlowe James Madison Sophomore
S Cooper Taylor Richmond Senior
P Jonathan Plisco Old Dominion Senior

2012 All-CAA Football Second Team (as voted on by the head coaches)
Position Player School Class
QB Grant Enders Towson Senior
RB Dae'Quan Scott James Madison Junior
RB Nico Steriti New Hampshire Sophomore
FB/HB Brian Barlow James Madison Senior
WR Tre McBride William and Mary Sophomore
WR Antonio Vaughan Old Dominion Sophomore
WR Nihja White Delaware Senior
TE Kevin Finney Richmond Senior
OL David Born Old Dominion Junior
OL Josh Bucci Villanova Junior
OL Bobby Kennedy Delaware Junior
OL Mike Salazar William and Mary Senior
OL Doug Shaw Towson Junior
OL Josh Spearin Maine Senior
PK Cameron Starke James Madison Junior
KR Justin Grant Richmond Sophomore
PR B.W. Webb William and Mary Senior

Position Player School Class
DL Marlon Johnson Villanova Senior
DL Evan Kelly Richmond Sophomore
DL Zach Kerr Delaware Junior
DL Romale Tucker Towson Senior
LB Devon Bridges Villanova Senior
LB Monte Gaddis Towson Junior
LB Darius McMillan Richmond Senior
LB Jabrel Mines William and Mary Senior
LB Craig Wilkins Old Dominion Senior
CB Darlos James Maine Senior
CB Jordan Love Towson Junior
CB Dontra Peters New Hampshire Senior
S Manny Asam New Hampshire Junior
S Brian Thompson William and Mary Senior
P Matt Hubbard Georgia State Sophomore

2012 All-CAA Football Third Team (as voted on by the head coaches)
Position Player School Class
QB John Robertson Villanova Freshman
RB Andrew Pierce Delaware Junior
RB Donald Russell Georgia State Senior
WR Stephen Barnette Richmond Sophomore
WR Brandon Johnson-Farrell Rhode Island Senior
WR Tom Ryan Towson Senior
WR Norman White Villanova Senior
WR Albert Wilson Georgia State Junior
TE Harold Spears New Hampshire Sophomore
OL Mike Coccia New Hampshire Sophomore
OL Brandon Heath Delaware Junior
OL Vince Kowalski Villanova Sophomore
OL Jack Lowney Old Dominion Junior
OL Nick Ritcher Richmond Sophomore
OL Chris Zarkoskie New Hampshire Senior
PK Mike MacArthur New Hampshire Junior
KR Derrick Joseph Towson Sophomore
PR Poppy Livers Villanova Sophomore

Position Player School Class
DL Dominique Guinn-Bailey Old Dominion Sophomore
DL Matt Morgan Towson Senior
DL Tyler Snow James Madison Junior
DL Nick Zaremba William and Mary Senior
LB Andrew Bose Rhode Island Sophomore
LB Luke Rhodes William and Mary Freshman
LB Jeff Williams Delaware Freshman
LB Eric Wright Richmond Sophomore
CB Jamaal Bess Rhode Island Junior
CB Darryl Hamilton Richmond Senior
CB Tye Smith Towson Sophomore
S Jerome Couplin William and Mary Junior
S Jakarie Jackson James Madison Senior
S Joe Sarnese Villanova Sophomore
P Drake Kuhn William and Mary Junior
P David Skahn James Madison Senior

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