Four Football Players Earn Academic All-American Honors

November 20, 2007

Four members of the Middlebury College football team have been named District I Academic All-Americans by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). Senior David Randolph (Madison, Conn.), along with juniors Andrew Matson (Coventry, R.I.), Brian Marcks (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Thomas Brown (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) were all named to the second team. The four players helped lead the Panthers to the 2007 NESCAC Football Championship with a 7-1 mark in league play.

Randolph led the Panthers in rushing this season with 75 yards/game, gaining 600 yards on 161 carries with seven touchdowns. He ranked third among all NESCAC running backs with his 75 yards/game, while tying for the team-lead with his seven touchdowns in '07.

Matson had a big year as a receiver, leading the team with 31 receptions for 423 yards, averaging 13.6 yards/catch. The junior's seven touchdowns were second in the NESCAC, while tying him with Randolph for the team-lead. Matson caught three touchdown passes earlier this season in a win over Colby.

Marcks ended the year fourth on the team with 47 tackles as a defensive back. He was tied for the team-lead with six pass break-ups and three interceptions this season, while earning 30 solo tackles. Earlier in the year, he earned NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after a big performance in a win over Trinity.

Brown ended the season seventh on the squad with 30 tackles this season. The junior also earned a pair of sacks and earned 4.5 tackles for lost yardage this season. Brown had three or more tackles in seven of eight games this season on the defensive line.