December 8, 2014

Delaware Valley Football - Five Aggies named to D3Football All-East Region Team

DOYLESTOWN (PA) – Delaware Valley College placed five players on the all-East Region Team, including wide receiver Rasheed Bailey (Philadelphia, PA/Roxborough) and tailback Chris Smallwood (Philadelphia, PA/Upper Moreland) who were first-team honorees.

In addition to the senior first-team picks, senior quarterback Aaron Wilmer (Philadelphia, PA/George Washington)and junior linebacker Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown, PA/Pottstown) were second-team selections while junior safetyDanny Wynne (Hatfield, PA/North Penn) was named to the third team.

Bailey, who was the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) Offensive Player of the Year, had a season for the ages as he set school records with 80 catches for 1,707 yards and 19 touchdowns. The yardage and touchdown totals, as well as his average of 155.2 receiving yards per game, still leads all of Division III despite the fact that Bailey’s season ended two weeks ago.

Bailey set or tied single-game school marks for receptions (11), yards (252) and touchdowns (4 – twice) and also became the all-time leader with 3,138 career yards. He caught nine or more passes five times, went over the 100-yard mark nine times and caught multiple touchdowns in six of the team’s 11 games.

In his first year as a starter, Smallwood put up numbers that rank among the nation’s best as he carried the ball 244 times for 1,387 yards and a school-record 21 touchdowns. He also set the school’s overall touchdown mark with 22 as he caught 27 passes for 317 yards and one score. Smallwood went over the 100-yard mark seven times this year and set a school record by rushing for six scores in a win over Wilkes.

Like Bailey and Smallwood, Wilmer continues to be in the national rankings despite the end to his season. The four-time all-MAC quarterback completed 185 of 316 passes for 3,228 yards and a school-record 30 touchdowns while also rushing for 310 yards and seven trips to the end zone, Wilmer also became just the 26th player in college football history (all divisions) to pass for 10,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a career as he finished with 10,157 passing yards and 1,638 rushing yards for 11,795 yards of total offense.

Lighty finished second in the conference in sacks with 8.5 and 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He also finished the year with 56 total tackles, one interception (returned 25 yards for a touchdown), one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

A two-time all-conference honoree, Wynne finished second in the MAC with 109 tackles, including 59 solo stops. He also added three pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two blocked kicks, one interception and one sack.