GUILFORD’S BEN KING EARNS ALL-ODAC FOOTBALL HONORS
*GREENSBORO, N.C. –* Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football
coaches honored three Guilford College students on the 2010 All-ODAC
Football Team, league officials announced Tuesday. Wide receiver *Ben King
(Archdale, N.C./Trinity (Appalachian State)) *received second-team honors.
Senior *Brice Carlson (Newnan, Ga./McIntosh) *and junior *Chris Jessup
(Eastover, N.C./Cape Fear)* were named honorable mention.
*King*, a redshirt sophomore, joined Guilford this fall after transferring
from Appalachian State University. In 10 games with the Quakers, he racked
up 1,055 receiving yards on 79 catches with nine touchdowns, all team highs.
He averaged 105.5 receiving yards per game, which ranks 20th in NCAA
Division III through games of Nov. 20 and fourth in the ODAC. *King’s *7.9
receptions per game stands 11th nationally and second in the ODAC. He
reached paydirt 10 times this season, the 10th-best mark in the ODAC. *King
*had four games with 10 or more catches and recorded five contests with at
least 100 receiving yards. His best effort this season was an historic one
in the Oct. 16 matchup against Bridgewater College when he caught 15 passes
for a school-record 251 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned punts and
ended the season with 1,156 all-purpose yards, the eighth-best mark in the
*Carlson*, a senior offensive lineman, started all 10 games for the Quakers
this season and split time between the right tackle and center positions. He
contributed to Guilford’s 242.4 passing yards per game, the ODAC’s
second-best mark. *Carlson*, a three-year starter, appeared in 33 career
games on the offensive line and on special teams. He plans to graduate in
May with a degree in sport management.
*Jessup*, a junior linebacker, recorded a career and team-high 83 tackles
this season, which ranked third in the ODAC. He also had the league’s
sixth-best marks in sacks (4) and tackles for loss (10). *Jessup *led
Guilford’s tacklers five times and had two games with 10 or more stops. One
of his best performances was in Guilford’s Oct. 2 matchup against
league-champion Washington and Lee University where he racked up a
career-high 14 tackles (9 solo) and one sack. He had eight tackles,
including three behind the line of scrimmage, versus Hampden-Sydney College
The Quakers finished the year with an 0-10 record (0-6 ODAC), Guilford’s
first winless season since 1972. *King *and *Jessup *are among some 45
letter winners slated to return in 2011.
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