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