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