NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State senior defenders Deon King and D’Metrius Williams were named Thursday to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State University Division football team, the organization announced.
King was voted to the all-state first team, while Williams earned a spot on the second team. The University Division team consists of players from all state Division I FCS institutions as well as FBS schools Virginia and Virginia Tech.
A 6-1, 235-pound linebacker, King was a consensus FCS All-American this year, earning first-team honors from STATS, The Associated Press, the Walter Camp Foundation and the American Football Coaches Association. He was also selected as the winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defender at the FCS level. King amassed a Division I-best 163 tackles, 11 for loss, with three sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in earning All-MEAC first-team accolades for the second straight year.
Williams (6-0, 200) totaled 41 tackles, two interceptions and a MEAC-high 12 pass deflections from his cornerback spot. His 14 passes defended tied for the most among conference players. Williams also forced a team-leading three fumbles and made two stops behind the line of scrimmage. Like King, Williams was also a first-team All-MEAC selection in 2015.
James Madison quarterback Vad Lee was named the VaSID Offensive Player of the Year and William & Mary defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson was voted Defensive Player of the Year. Virginia Tech running back Travon McMillian was tabbed Offensive Rookie of the Year, while Richmond defensive lineman Andrew Clyde took Defensive Rookie of the Year accolades. Danny Rocco of FCS semifinalist Richmond was voted Coach of the Year.
Originally posted on NSUSpartans.com.