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Josh Marriner Named to a Pair of Watch Lists
Football 07/24/2017

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University senior running back Josh Marriner was named to a pair of Watch Lists, including the Wuerffel Award and the Good Works Team. A native of Chesapeake, Marriner played in all 13 games last year, rushing 23 times for 84 yards and catching two passes for 13 yards. Marriner was also a key player on special teams, contributing 10 tackles on special teams, the second most on the squad. Comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA, the final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select the 2017 Good Works Team®. Two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® member Tim Tebow will headline the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach Florida. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel from the University of Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy is awarded to the FBS player that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. ODU on Watch Lists Ray Lawry – Maxwell Award – College Football Player of the Year Nick Clarke – Rimington Trophy – Top Center Melvin Vaughn – Mackey Award – Top Tight End Bailey Cate – Ray Guy Award – Top Punter Brandon Addison – Jim Thorpe Award – Top Defensive Back Jonathan Duhart – Biletnikoff Award – Top Wide Receiver Ray Lawry - Doak Walker Award - Top Running Back Josh Marriner – Good W

Lawry Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List
Football 07/21/2017

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University senior running back Ray Lawry was named to the 2017 Maxwell Award Watch List. The Maxwell Award is given annually to the college player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club. As a junior, Lawry led ODU with a single-season school record 1,255 rushing yards, rushing for 11 touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 134 yards and one touchdown.

Monarchs Prepare For Conference USA Media Day in Texas
Football 07/19/2017

IRVING, Texas – Old Dominion University Football Head Coach Bobby Wilder and student-athletes Brandon Addison and Jonathan Duhart will travel to Irving, Texas, to participate in Conference USA Media Day on Thursday, July 21.

Football Picked Third in C-USA Preseason Poll
Football 07/18/2017

IRVING, Texas – Old Dominion University Football was picked to finish third in Conference USA East this season in a preseason vote conducted by a panel of media members that cover C-USA schools.

Duhart Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Football 07/18/2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Old Dominion University senior wide receiver Jonathan Duhart was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced on Tuesday.

Four Monarchs Named to Preseason All-Conference USA Team
Football 07/17/2017

IRVING, Texas – Old Dominion University Football placed four student-athletes on the Preseason All-Conference USA First Team, C-USA announced on Monday.

Addison Named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
Football 07/14/2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Old Dominion University senior cornerback Brandon Addison was named to the 2017 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. The award is given to the top defensive back in college football.

Cate Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List
Football 07/12/2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Old Dominion University sophomore punter Bailey Cate has been named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List. The award is given to the best punter in the FBS.

Clarke, Vaughn Named to Preseason Award Watch Lists
Football 07/11/2017

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University football junior center Nick Clarke was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, while senior tight end Melvin Vaughn was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List. The Rimington Trophy is given to the best center in FBS, while the Mackey Award is given to the best tight end in the country.

Lawry Named to Maxwell Award Watch List
Football 07/10/2017

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University senior running back Ray Lawry was named to the 2017 Maxwell Award Watch List. The Maxwell Award is given annually to the college player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.