Apprentice School sophomore defensive lineman Ryan Ransom was named on Tuesday to the second team All-State College Division squad by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID). The College Division encompasses NCAA Division II, III, NAIA and USCAA schools.
Ransom, an insulator apprentice from Hayes, Va., was tied for third on the team in tackles with 61 and topped the team in tackles for loss with 13. He had a season best 11 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss against Bluefield College and blocked a kick in the contest. Ransom followed that with a nine-tackle game against Catholic University and matched that later in the year against Webber International University.
In the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, Ransom was ranked third in tackles for loss and tied for 11th in total tackles.
VaSID is comprised of sports information or athletics communications professionals from intercollegiate institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership is open to any individual affiliated with one of the state's institutions at the NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, USCAA and community college level, provided that individual's area of responsibility lies within the realm of sports information.
2014 VaSID College Football All-State Team - College Division
First Team Offense QB - Nash Nance, Hampden-Sydney RB - Cedrick Delaney, Shenandoah RB - Kavon Bellamy, Virginia State WR - Rudy Rudolph, Christopher Newport WR - Holton Walker, Hampden-Sydney TE - Steven Quinn, Randolph-Macon OL - Donovan Sudderth, Emory & Henry OL - Micah Fleet, Washington & Lee OL - Scott Fahey, Christopher Newport OL - Ronnie Ransome, Virginia State OL - Nick Powell, Randolph-Macon
First Team Defense DL - Shaun Copening, Christopher Newport DL - Tom Solak, Randolph-Macon DL - Kenenth Szabo, Bridgewater DL - Calvin Davis, Randolph-Macon DL - Montel Lee, Ferrum LB - Josh Doggett, Hampden-Sydney LB - Allen Hayes, Christopher Newport LB - Andre Rawls, Virginia State LB - Zack Blair, Virginia-Wise DB - Darrick Gore, Bridgewater DB - Cameron Barlow, Christopher Newport DB - Roth Healey, Emory & Henry DB - John Moore, Hampden-Sydney
First Team Special Teams PK - Mason Studer, Christopher Newport P - Mason Studer, Christopher Newport RS - Jordan Hartman, Bridgewater
Second Team Offense QB - Marcus Morrast, Christopher Newport RB - Jacob Wright, Bridgewater RB - John Byrd, Randolph-Macon WR - Mike Doe, Randolph-Macon WR - Jaivon Smallwood, Virginia State TE - Keith Jennings, Bridgewater OL - Dustin Edwards, Shenandoah OL - Jedidiah Halla, Bluefield OL - Nate Turner, Randolph-Macon OL - Sean Douglass, Bridgewater OL - Jonathan Curtis, Southern Virginia
Second Team Defense DL - Jake Payne, Shenandoah DL - Ian Griffin, Shenandoah DL - Ryan Ransom, Apprentice DL - Logan Whitaker, Bridgewater LB - Paul Forney, Emory & Henry LB - Alex Collins, Bridgewater LB - Brandon Robinson, Virginia State DB - Carlton Toussaint, Bluefield DB - Darion Thomas, Virginia State DB - Matthew Gregory, Southern Virginia DB - Dontrell Jones, Virginia State
Second Team Special Teams PK - Jacob Newton, Shenandoah P - Daniel Griffin, Bluefield RS - Kyler Harris, Southern Virginia