Chapman & Moores Earn All-East Honors
December 8, 2011
Two Middlebury College football players have earned All-East honors from D3Football.com. Junior tight end Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) was named to the first-team, while junior offensive lineman Ryan Moores (Manchester, Mass.) earned second-team honors. The duo helped lead the Panthers to wins in three of their last four games to finish at 4-4 in ’11.
Chapman was a first-team All-NESCAC selection, while also being a member of the New England Football Writers Division II/III All-Star team. He had a break-out season at tight end, leading the team with 57 receptions for 635 yards with five touchdowns. He finished the year tied with teammate Nick Resor for the NESCAC lead with 7.12 receptions/contest, while ranking third with 79.4 yards/game. His 7.12 receptions/game were tops in the nation among tight ends this season.
Chapman had several big games this season, including three with 10 or more catches. The junior caught 10 passes for 139 yards with a touchdown against Colby, while catching 11 balls for 122 yards with a score in a contest at Bates.
Moores, also a second-team All-NESCAC selection, earns a spot on the second-team as an offensive lineman for the second straight season. The junior helped anchor a line that produced the NESCAC’s top offense this season with 415 yards/game, 56 yards more than any other team in the league. Moores and his linemates were part of the second-highest scoring offense in the league, while protecting quarterback McCallum Foote, the nation’s top passer.