Middlebury

Woodring is ECAC Northeast Player Of The Year - McKillop Is Rookie Of The Year

January 9, 2008

Middlebury College football players Erik Woodring (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) were honored today by the ECAC. Woodring was named the league's Player of the Year, while McKillop earned ECAC Rookie of the Year honors. The duo helped lead the Panthers to the 2007 NESCAC Football Championship with a 7-1 mark in league play.

The accolades continue for Woodring, who earlier was named the NESCAC Player of the Year, while earning All-East and All-New England honors. He led the NESCAC in tackles this season with 106, 30 more than his next peer in the league. Woodring also paced the league in tackles for lost yardage with 15.5, while earning two sacks and picking off a pass. He forced and recovered two fumbles, while breaking up five passes. On five different occasions he earned 14 or more tackles in a game, earning NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors three times this season. He had 19 tackles against Williams this season and ended his career with an 18-tackle performance at Tufts. Woodring ends his career as the school's all-time leading tackler with 307.

McKillop was consistent all season long as the team's rookie quarterback. He ended the season as the league's fourth rated passer with a 114.5 efficiency rating, just two points from the second spot. McKillop completed 129 of 228 passes for 1,379 yards this season, with 11 touchdown passes. The rookie ended the year second on the team in rushing with 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns, averaging 23.4 yards/game. McKillop was named the conference's Rookie of the Week three times, throwing for a season-high 227 yards in a win at Bates. He threw for two or more touchdown passes in a game five times in '07.