ROANOKE, Va. – The Roanoke Times released its 2012 All-State football team on Sunday and Washington and Lee was well represented on the College Division squad.
Senior running back/placekicker Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) was named the Offensive Player of the Year and was a first team all-state selection. He was joined on the first team by junior offensive lineman Connor Hollenbeck (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta), sophomore offensive lineman Micah Fleet (Cordova, Tenn./Christian Brothers) and senior defensive back Jake Pelton (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello). Senior running back Brett Murray (Lookout Mountain, Tenn./Baylor) and junior offensive lineman Bobby Jones (Lynchburg, Va./Heritage) were both chosen for the second team.
A First Team All-ODAC and Fourth Team All-America selection, Heinsohn leads all NCAA Divisions with an ODAC-record 188 total points during the 2012 season. He rushed 183 times for 1,253 yards and a school-record 22 touchdowns, hit 48-of-52 PAT attempts and went 2-for-2 on field goal attempts. A First Team All-ODAC honoree as a sophomore and second team pick as a junior, Heinsohn finished his career as the Generals' all-time leading rusher (3,517) and scorer (344).
Hollenbeck, Fleet and Jones were part of an offensive line that cleared the way for two 1,000-yard backs as the Generals led Division III with an average of 363.7 rushing yards per game. W&L averaged 431.3 total yards and 35.3 points per game, while ranking fourth in Division III in third down conversion percentage (52.8%). Hollenbeck and Jones were both First Team All-ODAC selections, while Fleet was a third team honoree.
Pelton was named to the First Team All-State squad after earning First Team All-ODAC laurels for the third straight year. He led the Generals with a career-best 102 tackles, four interceptions and one forced fumble. He completed his career with 282 tackles and 12 interceptions, which are tied for the fifth-best total in school history.
Murray was a Second Team All-State pick after receiving First Team All-ODAC honors for the second straight year. He accumulated 1,392 all-purpose yards this fall, rushing 125 times for 775 yards and nine touchdowns, catching eight passes for 173 yards and one touchdown and recording 444 total return yards. He finished his career ranked fourth all-time at W&L with 5,135 all-purpose yards. His 212 career points are third all-time, while his 2,583 career rushing yards rank fifth in school history.
Bridgewater's Joel Francis was honored as the College Division Defensive Player of the Year.
To view the entire Roanoke Times All-State teams, click here.