Football - Archives July 2018

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Cox Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List
Football 07/18/2018

DALLAS, TEXAS Old Dominion University senior running back Jeremy Cox was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced on Wednesday. The award is given to the best running back in the country.

ODU Heads to Conference USA Football Media Day
Football 07/17/2018

FRISCO, Texas Old Dominion University Football Head Coach Bobby Wilder and student-athletes Isaiah Harper and Oshane Ximines travel to Frisco, Texas, to participate in Conference USA Media Day on Thursday, July 19. Thursday morning the student-athletes and coaches meet with TV and print media for interviews, while also participating in C-USA's ESPN3 live stream. Wilder, Harper and Ximines will be live on the stream at 11:15 a.m. ET.

Football Picked to Finish Sixth in Conference USA East
Football 07/17/2018

IRVING, TEXAS Old Dominion University football was picked to finish sixth in the Conference USA East division, C-USA announced on Tuesday. The vote was conducted by a panel of media members that cover C-USA schools.

Ximines Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Football 07/17/2018

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Old Dominion University senior defensive end Oshane Ximines is ODU's nominee for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Ximines started all 12 games last year at defensive end, breaking his own school record with 8.5 sacks. He finished the year with career highs in tackles with 44, 14 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.

Ximines, Brown and Harper Earn Preseason All-Conference USA Honors
Football 07/16/2018

IRVING, TEXAS Old Dominion University football registered three players on the 2018 All-Conference USA preseason squad, C-USA announced on Monday. Defensive end Oshane Ximines, kick returner Isaiah Harper and punt returner Darrell Brown earned the honors. Ximines set an ODU single-season record last season with 8.5 sacks and led the team with 14 tackles for loss. He is second among active FBS players in career sacks with 21. Harper was the 2017 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year, returning three kickoffs for touchdowns and finished 10th in FBS in kickoff return average at 29.1. Brown led C-USA with an 8.4-yard average on punt returns last season, including a long return of 31. All three players earned first-team All-C-USA accolades last season.

Ximines Named to Bednarik Award Watch List
Football 07/16/2018

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Old Dominion University senior defensive end Oshane Ximines was named to the 2018 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday. The Bednarik Award is given to the Defensive Player of the Year. A native of Ahoskie, North Carolina, Ximines is second among active FBS players with 21 career sacks, including an ODU single-season record of 8.5 in 2017. Last season as a junior, Ximines had 44 tackles and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss, while adding four forced fumbles, three pass breakups and seven quarterback hurries. He earned first-team All-Conference USA honors, as well as CoSIDA Academic All-District and Conference USA All-Academic team. Ximines has started 36 of 37 possible games at defensive end, totaling 118 tackles, 33 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles, which is tied for the ODU career record. Ximines is one of three players from Conference USA on the watch list, including Azeez Al-Shaair from Florida Atlantic and Jaylon Ferguson from Louisiana Tech.