02/19/14 - (DE) - Kerry Wynn, rSr, 6-5, 266 Kerry Wynn graduated from the University of Richmond with a history degree. He’s going back in time as a football player, in terms of position. Wynn, a 6-foot-5 270-pounder from Louisa, began his Spiders career as a defensive end. He played primarily inside, as a tackle, during his final two seasons at UR. As Wynn preps for this weekend’s NFL combine, he is viewed as a prospect at defensive end. Some teams see him as a potential outside linebacker. “They fit my body type and my overall abilities,” Wynn, who reported to UR as a 205-pound freshman, said of end and linebacker.
He leaves for Indianapolis on Friday, and “then it’s a pretty busy four-day period from what I hear,” Wynn said. “Everything I’ve been doing up to this time is training and gearing up for the combine. So I feel like I’m prepared and ready to go and will put my best foot forward. I’m excited for the opportunity.” On the recommendation of his agent, Wynn has been working out at a training facility in Pensacola, Fla. Before that, he participated in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 18. “I think I did a lot of positive things there, definitely left my mark, I would say,” said Wynn. “It wasn’t perfect, not every play is going to be perfect, but I think I had a good week of practice and the game went well for me, too.” - John O’Connor, Richmond Times-Dispatch
01/06/14 - (WR) - Ben Edwards, Sr, 5-11, 200 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): WR Ben Edwards, Richmond, Senior,...Despite missing all or part of six games this year, Edwards was named First-Team All-CAA for the second-straight season. The Yorktown, Va., native had 74 receptions for 704 yards and five touchdowns, ranking second in the CAA in catches despite all the missed time. Edwards leaves Richmond as one of the most prolific receivers in program history, ranking second in career receptions (208) and sixth in career receiving yards (2,197). - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (C) - Austin Gund, Sr, 6-2, 305 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Austin Gund, Richmond, Junior,...After helping the Richmond offense set every school passing record this year, Gund earned First-Team All-CAA honors for the first time in his career. The Washington, D.C. product is a two-time captain for the Spiders, starting all 28 games in which he has appeared, including 23 straight. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (WR) - Stephen Barnette, rSr, 6-2, 190 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Stephen Barnette, Richmond, Junior,...Barnette proved himself to be one of the most dynamic wide receivers in the nation in 2013, earning Second-Team All-CAA accolades. Barnette was terrific for the Spiders, leading the CAA in both receptions (76) and setting a school-record with his league-leading 1,189 receiving yards. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (DT) - Evan Kelly, rSr, 6-1, 285 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Evan Kelly, Richmond, Sophomore,...Kelly was named all-league second-team for the second-straight season after totaling 47 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Kelly tied for ninth in the CAA in sacks this year and ranked 14th among defensive lineman in tackles. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (FB) - Seth Fisher, rJr, 6-1, 230 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): FB/HB Seth Fisher, Richmond, Sophomore,...Also earning All-CAA Second-Team honors was Fisher, who came on strong late in the season, totaling 442 yards on 90 carries to go with six total scores. Fisher was outstanding against W&M, being named the Capital Cup MVP after rushing for a career-high 135 yards and two touchdowns in the win. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (K) - Brandon Jordi, Jr, 5-07, 165 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): PK Brandon Jordi, Richmond, Sophomore,...After joining the team in the spring, Jordi was named Second-Team All-CAA in his first year as Richmond’s kicker. Jordi led the league and set a school record with his 18 made field goals this year, while his 82 points were second-best in the CAA among kickers. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (DE) - Kerry Wynn, rSr, 6-5, 266 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): DL Kerry Wynn, Richmond, Senior,...A pair of senior defensive standouts, Wynn and Pettus, both earned their first all-league accolades, being named to the All-CAA Third-Team. Wynn led all defensive linemen in tackles per game, totaling 56 stops, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks on the year. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (QB) - Michael Strauss, rSr, 6-2, 210 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): QB Michael Strauss, Richmond, Junior,...After leading the CAA in almost every passing category this season, Strauss was named to the All-CAA Third-Team. Strauss completed 333-of-509 (65.4) passes for a league-leading 3,808 yards and 26 touchdowns – all Richmond school records. The junior ranked second in the nation in completions and fourth in passing yards this year. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (CB) - Wayne Pettus, Sr, 5-07, 167 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): CB Wayne Pettus, Richmond, Senior,....A pair of senior defensive standouts, Wynn and Pettus, both earned their first all-league accolades, being named to the All-CAA Third-Team. Pettus lead the league in interceptions with five and also tallied 12 passes defended, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (OLB) - Eric Wright, rSr, 6-1, 230 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): LB Eric Wright, Richmond, Junior,...Rounding out Richmond’s all-league honorees was a pair of linebackers – Wright and Roane. Roane had 67 stops on the year with 7.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks four pass breakups and a forced fumble. - Richmond football
01/06/14 - (OLB) - Aaron Roane, Sr, 6-1, 220 2013 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES): LB Aaron Roane, Richmond, Junior,...Rounding out Richmond’s all-league honorees was a pair of linebackers – Wright and Roane. Wright earned All-CAA Third-Team for the second-straight season after totaling 83 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and one interception. - Richmond football
11/24/13 - (QB) - Michael Strauss, rSr, 6-2, 210 Seth Fisher rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns as Richmond defeated William & Mary 31-20 Saturday. Holding a one-point lead late in the second quarter, Richmond (6-6, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Association) pulled ahead as Michael Strauss found Brian Brown for a 5-yard score. Jordi Brandon added a late field goal to put the Spiders up 24-13 at half. Richmond opened the second half with an eight-play, 75-yard drive capped with a 2-yard rushing touchdown by Fisher.
The Tribe (7-5, 4-4) couldn't pull closer as their next three drives ended in an interception, a fumble and a turnover on downs. William & Mary led 10-7 in the first quarter after Airek Green returned a Fisher fumble 40 yards for a touchdown. Richmond answered with a 1-yard score by Fisher on the next drive. Strauss finished 22-of-37 with 233 yards and Stephen Barnette had seven receptions for 90 yards. - AP Sports
11/21/13 - (QB) - Michael Strauss, rSr, 6-2, 210 WEEK 12 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Michael Strauss, Richmond, passed for 543 yards and five TDs in a 46-43 come-from-behind win over Delaware. - AP Sports
11/16/13 - (QB) - Michael Strauss, rSr, 6-2, 210 Michael Strauss passed for 543 yards and five touchdowns, including a 3-yarder with 4 seconds to play, to give Richmond a 46-43 come-from-behind win Saturday against Delaware. Delaware (7-4, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) took the lead 43-39 with 45 seconds to play on an 11-yard run by Andrew Pierce, but Strauss capped the ensuing 75-yard, seven-play, 41-second drive with the game-winning pass to Reggie Diggs.
Strauss completed 35 of 46 pass attempts, with TD strikes of 4 yards to Ben Edwards, 21 to Stephen Barnette, 50 to Brian Brown and 23 to Hunter Westfall. David Broadus had a 3-yard scoring run and Brandon Jordi kicked a 34-yard field goal for the Spiders (5-6, 3-4). Trent Hurley threw four TD passes for Delaware and went 18 of 35 for 286 yards passing. Jalen Randolph scored on a 1-yard run and Sean Baner kicked a 42-yard field goal. - AP Sports
11/11/13 - (QB) - Michael Strauss, rSr, 6-2, 210 NOV 11 CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Strauss, Jr., QB, Richmond...Strauss continued his historic season with more career numbers as the Spiders claimed their second-consecutive win on Saturday at Stony Brook. The junior signal caller finished an efficient 28-of-38 for 360 yards and a school-record tying five touchdowns to surpass the 3,000-yard mark this fall and lead Richmond's rally from a 10-point third-quarter deficit on the road. Strauss' effort comes during a season in which he has set or tied single-season program records with 276 completions, 426 attempts, 3,032 passing yards and 20 touchdowns. - CAA football
11/11/13 - (QB) - Michael Strauss, rSr, 6-2, 210 WEEK 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Michael Strauss, Richmond, threw for 360 yards and five TDs in a 39-31 victory over Stony Brook. - AP Sports
11/09/13 - (WR) - Ben Edwards, Sr, 5-11, 200 Michael Strauss threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns to lead Richmond in a come-from-behind 39-31 victory over Stony Brook. Strauss threw touchdowns of 15 yards to Seth Fisher and 7 to Ben Edwards to give the Spiders (4-6, 2-4 Colonial Athletic Association) an 18-7 lead. The Seawolves (3-6, 1-5) climbed back on a late second quarter touchdown by James Kenner. Kenner, who finished with 136 yards, scored his third touchdown of the day in the third quarter. A 19-yard score from Lyle Negron to Will Tye put Stony Brook ahead 28-18.
Strauss responded with a 42-yard strike to Edwards. Following a Stony Brook field goal, Strauss threw a 13-yard touchdown to Stephen Barnette to give Richmond the lead. His fifth of the day came on a late 6-yarder to Rashad Ponder, putting the Spiders up by eight. Stony Brook failed on a fourth-down conversion try on the ensuing series. - AP Sports
11/02/13 - (WR) - Ben Edwards, Sr, 5-11, 200 Michael Strauss threw for a game-high 310 yards and one touchdown as Richmond outscored Albany (NY) and finished with a 27-10 victory Saturday. Strauss completed 26 of 40 passes, throwing a 30-yard TD pass to Rashad Ponder in the fourth quarter. Seth Fisher picked up the other Spider TD with a 3-yard run in the third, giving Richmond its first lead of the game at 14-7 after a successful two-point conversion.
Brandon Jordi scored the other 13 points for Richmond (3-6, 1-4 Colonial Athletic Association) with four field goals and an extra point. Omar Osbourne ran in from 2 yards and the only Albany touchdown of the game in the first quarter. A 24-yard field goal by Tom O'Riordan before the half was the last score for the Great Danes (1-8, 0-5), who are on a seven-game losing streak. - AP Sports
09/23/13 - (CB) - Wayne Pettus, Sr, 5-07, 167 SEPT 23 CAA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Wayne Pettus, Sr., DB, Richmond...Pettus picks up his first weekly conference honor on the heels of a complete performance in Richmond's 30-21 win over Liberty. The senior blocked a pair of second-half field goals - the first blocked kicks of his career - to help the Spiders maintain their two-score lead down the stretch. Pettus would also snare an interception and tack on two pass breakups and four tackles as Richmond closed out its nonconference slate with a win in its first-ever meeting with the Flames. - CAA football
09/23/13 - (CB) - Wayne Pettus, Sr, 5-07, 167 SEPT 23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS FCS DEFENSIVE BACK PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Wayne Pettus (Richmond)...Pettus had a tremendous game for the Spiders, blocking a pair of field goal attempts, while also tallying an interception. Pettus also tallied four tackles and a pair of pass breakups in Richmond’s win over the Flames. “Wayne is really putting together a great season,” commented head coach Danny Rocco. “He was certainly a big difference in the game here Saturday night against Liberty. He has really been in a great position all year long and I think that any time you have a defensive player touching the ball five times in a game really demonstrates how active he was.”
Honorable Mention: Preston Sanford (Sacred Heart), Craig Brodsky (Delaware), Anders Battle (NAU), Lawrence Barnett (Alabama A&M), Gordon Hill (Sacred Heart), Ivan Toomer (Gardner-Webb), Enriques Perry (Austin Peay), Joe Sarnese (Villanova), Jarrod Watson-Lewis (Cornell), Marcus Williams (North Dakota State). - Richmond football/College Football Performance Awards
09/21/13 - (RB) - Jacobi Green, Jr, 5-08, 182 Michael Strauss threw 20 of 34 for 210 yards and one touchdown to lead Richmond to a 30-21 victory over Liberty on Saturday night. Coming into the game, Richmond (2-2) boasted the most prolific passing attack in the Colonial Athletic Conference, but it was the rushing of Jacobi Green that kept the Spiders in the lead most of the game. Green had 24 carries for 181 yards and T.J. Moon carried 7 times for 38 yards and two touchdowns.
The Spiders defense took center stage after halftime, forcing two Liberty (2-2) turnovers and blocking a John Lunsford field goal attempt in the fourth quarter. Lunsford also missed from 45 yards in the third. Late in the fourth quarter, Spiders' defensive back Wayne Pettus broke up two passes in a row from Josh Woodrum, ending a 9-play drive by Liberty on the game's final possession. - AP Sports
08/31/13 - (RB) - Jacobi Green, Jr, 5-08, 182 Michael Strauss passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns in Richmond's 34-0 season-opening win over the Virginia Military Institute on a soggy Saturday night. A threat of lightning caused play to be suspended for 70 minutes at halftime. By then, the Spiders led 21-0 on Strauss' TD completions to three different receivers. The junior quarterback finished 23-for-36 - including a 59-yard strike to Ben Edwards - before being spelled by Kyle Lauletta. Jacobi Green rushed for a game-high 95 yards as Richmond compiled 539 yards of total offense.
The win was Richmond's eighth-straight in home openers and continues a streak of 11 in a row against VMI. The Keydettes were unable to find any spark on the damp night, converting on just one of 12 third downs. Quarterback Eric Kordenbrock passed for just 135 yards and was picked off three times. VMI was limited to 39 yards rushing. - AP Sports
07/25/13 - (WR) - Ben Edwards, Sr, 5-11, 200 2013 CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (COACHES/SIDS): Wide Receiver Ben Edwards, Senior, Richmond...The All-CAA honor is the third preseason award for Edwards. The senior wide receiver was named a Third-Team Preseason All-American by Beyond College Sports, Fourth-Team Preseason All-American and Second-Team Preseason All-CAA by Phil Steele honors earlier this month. Edwards was also named to the CFPA FCS Wide Receivers Award Watch List and CFPA FCS Punt Returners Award Watch List.
The Yorktown, Va., native started all 11 games last season and collected five postseason honors, including First-Team All-CAA. Edwards led the league with 80 receptions while totaling a team-high 852 yards receiving and three touchdowns. - Richmond football
07/25/13 - (SS) - Justin Grant, Sr, 6-0, 200 2013 CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (COACHES/SIDS): Return Specialist Justin Grant, Junior, Richmond...The all-conference accolade is the second preseason honor for Grant as a kick returner. The Franklin, Va., native was placed on the Second-Team Preseason All-CAA by Phil Steele and was recently placed on the CFPA FCS Kick Returners Award Watch List.
Grant appeared in 10 games last season and averaged a CAA-best 32.3 yards a kickoff return as he garnered Second-Team All-CAA and College Sports Madness First-Team All-CAA honors. His season average was also ranked third in the nation. - Richmond football