08/14/14 - (WR) - Stephen Barnette, rSr, 6-3, 196 2014 CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): Wide Receiver Stephen Barnette Senior 6-3 190 Richmond...In the preseason poll released by the league, Richmond was tabbed to finish third in the conference, earning three first place-votes from the league’s coaches and sports information directors. The Preseason All-CAA selection is the third honor so far for Barnette, who was also named a preseason All-American by The Sports Network and BSN. The Salem, Va., native is a two-time All-CAA selection, as he appeared in all 11 games last season and totaled five 100-yard receiving games. Barnette became Richmond’s all-time leader in single-season yards and is just the fourth receiver in program history to eclipse 1,000 yards in one season. - Richmond football
08/14/14 - (C) - Austin Gund, Sr, 6-3, 304 2014 CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): Offensive Line Austin Gund Senior 6-3 305 Richmond...Also earning his third preseason accolade was Gund, who along with Barnette was also named a preseason All-American by TSN and BSN. A three-year captain, Gund was named to the 2013 All-CAA and VaSID All-State first team squads. In the past two seasons, the Washington, D.C., native as started all 23 games at the center position. - Richmond football
08/14/14 - (DT) - Evan Kelly, rSr, 6-1, 285 2014 CAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): Defensive Line Evan Kelly Junior 6-2 285 Richmond...A two-time All-CAA second team selection, Kelly started all 12 games for the Spiders last season. The defensive end finished with 47 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, six sacks and two breakups. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native has started in 23 consecutive games and earned preseason All-American honors from TSN this summer. - Richmond football
08/09/14 - (QB) - Michael Strauss, rSr, 6-2, 211 2014 PRESEASON WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCHLIST: Michael Strauss, Richmond, Quarterback, Senior...Pro-style signal caller rewrote the Richmond record book in 2013, setting or tying 14 marks in a junior season in which he completed 333-of-509 pass attempts (65.4 percent) for 3,808 yards and 26 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He ranked fourth in the FCS in completions and fifth in passing yards...Exploded for a school-record 543 yards and five touchdown passes in a come-from-behind CAA Football win over Delaware. Also completed 41 passes against James Madison. - The Sports Network
05/28/14 - (DT) - Evan Kelly, rSr, 6-1, 285 2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS FCS DEFENSIVE LINE AWARD WATCH LIST: Evan Kelly, Richmond...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 in 2013 and ranked 14th among defensive lineman in tackles. - Richmond football
05/13/14 - (DE) - Kerry Wynn, rSr, 6-5, 266 Giants sign five Undrafted Free Agents: Wynn, 6-5 and 270 pounds, played in 32 games with 30 starts at Richmond. His career totals include 145 tackles, 22.5 tackles for losses and 12.5 sacks. In 2013, Wynn started all 10 games in which he played and finished with 56 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses and 2.5 sacks. He was named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s third team. Wynn starred at Louis County High School in Virginia. - Michael Eisen, Giants.com
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, 6-3, 304 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, 6-3, 196 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, 6-2, 232 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, 211 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, 230 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, 211 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, 211 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, 211 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, 211 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, 211 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