By Laura Kersey
Fourteen Eastern football players were named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team today. Meanwhile, three of the four highest OVC football honors were awarded to the Colonels: Junior quarterback Allan Holland was named OVC Offensive Player of the Year, senior defensive back Derrick Huff earned OVC Defensive Player of the Year honors and Danny Hope was named the OVC Roy Kidd Coach of the Year. All-conference teams are selected by OVC head football coaches and sports information directors.
Twelve other Colonels were selected for All-OVC first and second team honors:
First Team Offense
Allan Holland, QB, 6-1, 245, Jr., Hazard, Ky.
Shawn Dedden, C, 6-0, 260, Sr., Taylor Mill, Ky.
Bakahri Thornton, OG, 6-2, 285, Sr., Bartow, Fla.
Sean Dumford, OT, 6-5, 293, Sr., Washington Courthouse, Ohio
First Team Defense
Chris Coy, DL, 6-1, 250, Jr., Slaughters, Ky.
Derrick Huff, DB, 5-11, 188, Sr., Hamilton, Ohio
Brandon Gathof, DB, 6-2, 204, Jr., LaGrange, Ky.
Second Team Offense
Bobby Washington, RB, 6-0, 215, Sr., Miami, Fla.
Stephen Sizemore, TE, 6-3, 250, Jr., Lost Creek, Ky.
Second Team Defense
Cardius Dowell, DL, 6-0, 255, LaGrange, Ga.
George Anderson, LB, 6-0, 236, Sr., Columbus, Ohio
Justin Curry, LB, 5-11, 208, Sr., Casselberry, Fla.
Zach Denton, DB, 5-11, 200, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Second Team Specialists
Taylor Long, K, 5-11, 172, Jr., Hopkinsville, Ky