ROANOKE, Va. -- Washington and Lee placed five players on the Roanoke Times Division II, III and NAIA All-State Football team, which was announced recently.
Senior defensive back Kyle Luby (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) was named the Defensive Player of the Year and was honored on the first team. Junior all-purpose back Stuart Sitterson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was also a first-team pick, while senior linebacker Bryant Fulk (Oceanside, Calif./St. Augustine), senior cornerback Mark Snoddy (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) and junior defensive lineman Tommy Matteo (Worcester, Pa./Germantown Academy) earned second-team accolades.
Luby garnered First Team All-ODAC, ODAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team VaSID All-State accolades earlier this fall and was named a First Team All-South Region selection. He led the Generals in tackles each of the past two seasons, totaling 84 stops during the 2007 season. He ranked fifth in the conference in tackles per game (9.3), had six pass breakups and helped the Generals’ defense lead the conference in total defense and pass defense.
A First Team All-ODAC and VaSID All-State selection this season, Sitterson finished second in the ODAC and ninth in Division III with 192.8 all-purpose yards per game. His 1,735 all-purpose yards this season rank as the fourth-highest total in school history.
A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection and the Richmond Touchdown Club Defensive Lineman of the Year each of the past two years, Fulk also was a First Team VaSID All-State selection. He finished the 2007 season with 67 tackles and led the conference with 6.0 sacks. He also had 10.0 tackles for a loss and had one interception. He completed his career with 21.5 sacks, second all-time at W&L.
A three-time First Team All-ODAC pick, the runner up for the 2006 Dudley Award and a First Team VaSID All-State selection, Snoddy totaled 19 tackles, nine pass breakups and two interceptions this fall. He finished his career ranked first all-time at W&L with 19 career interceptions.
Matteo garnered First Team VaSID All-State honors and was selected as a First Team All-ODAC pick this season. He totaled 57 tackles and finished second in the ODAC with 5.0 sacks. He also ranked ninth in the ODAC in tackles for a loss (9.0).
Washington and Lee completed the 2007 season with a 6-3 overall record, 4-2 in the ODAC. The Generals' senior class finished with 26 victories (26-14) over their four seasons, the third-highest total in school history.
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