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Seventeen Bobcats Earn All-ACFC Honors
11/21/2003

DOVER, DE — Seventeen members of the Frostburg State football team have been named to the All-Atlantic Central Football Conference team as voted by the league's four head coaches.

Senior Grant Burrough (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) was named the ACFC Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, while junior Kevin Culbert (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) was chosen the Co-Defensive Player of the Year along with Salisbury junior linebacker Brad DeHaven.

Bobcat head coach Rubin Stevenson was named Co-Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Salisbury head coach Sherman Wood. The two were roommates and teammates at Salisbury in 1982-83.

Stevenson, the 2002 ACFC Coach of the Year, led FSU to its second straight conference title (3-0), a second consecutive Regents Cup crown (beating Salisbury 15-14) and a respectable 4-5 overall mark against a schedule featuring three teams that earned a berth in this year's NCAA Division III playoffs.

Wood guided the Sea Gulls to a 7-2 mark, including seven straight wins to open the season, and a No. 15 national ranking late in the year.

Burrough was one of eight Bobcats voted to the first team. He completed 147-of-257 passes for 1,511 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and was named ACFC Offensive Player of the Week twice.

He finishes as FSU's most prolific quarterback and holds every school single-game, single-season and career passing mark.

Culbert enjoyed a standout season at defensive end, leading the Bobcats with 80 tackles, 47 solo tackles, 22 tackles for losses, 10.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. He added three pass breakups, a forced fumble, a blocked kick and a safety.

He was selected both the ACFC Defensive Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Southwest Defensive Player of the Week twice and was also named to the D3football.com Team of the Week once.

Junior running back Mike Kitchen (Lebanon, Pa./Lebanon) was named to the first team after carrying 172 times for a team-high 694 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for 135 yards and returned three kickoffs for 47 yards.

Kitchen recorded his best game of the year in a 35-33 loss to Westminster, when he ran 37 times for 209 yards and a touchdown.

Junior wide receiver Adam J. Snyder (Scottdale, Pa./South Moreland) earned first-team honors after making a team-high 33 catches for 341 yards and tying for the team lead with four touchdowns.

Senior tight end Roy Olson (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) was voted to the first team for the second straight year. He caught 26 passes for a team-high 409 yards (15.7 ypc) and four touchdowns.

Olson led the team in receiving yards for the second consecutive season and grabbed the game-winning touchdown pass in FSU's exciting 15-14 win over Salisbury.

Senior right guard Jason Cutsail (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and junior left tackle Jared Toler (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) were both named to the first-team offensive line. The duo helped the Bobcats average 21.3 points and 313.1 total yards (142.2 rushing, 170.9 passing).

Cutsail was a second-team honoree each of the previous two seasons, while Toler was a first-team selection last year.

Red-shirt junior defensive back Turon Kendrick (Baltimore, Md./Parkville) joined Culbert on the first-team defensive unit after recording 22 tackles, four pass breakups, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Junior kicker Nick Quisgard (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) was named to the first team for the second straight year. He hit 7-of-9 field goals and 10-of-11 extra points and led FSU in scoring with 31 points.

Eight Bobcats were voted to the All-ACFC second team.

Senior running back Edward Kearney (Bel Air, Md./Calvert) earned repeat honors after carrying 61 times for 349 yards and three touchdowns.

Sophomore wide receiver Jason McLaughlin (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) caught 29 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns and also returned 19 punts for 88 yards.

Senior Bryan Simms (Randallstown, Md./Milford Mill) and freshman Vincent Thomas (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) were among the second-team defensive backs.

Simms, a safety, had 36 tackles and four pass breakups, while Thomas, a cornerback, posted 32 stops, a pass breakup and an interception which he returned 40 yards for a touchdown.

Senior Andy Wilson (La Vale, Md./Allegany), junior James Clash (Baltimore, Md./City College) and sophomore Chris Lentz (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) were the three second-team linebackers.

Wilson recorded 48 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble; Clash had 53 tackles, four tackles for loss, four pass breakups, a team-high three interceptions and two sacks; and Lentz ranked second on the team with 77 tackles and added seven tackles for loss, one breakup and one forced fumble.

Freshman defensive end Ryan Cutsail (Middletown, Md./Middletown) was named to the second team as well after making 28 tackles, three tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and a pass breakup.

Wesley freshman running back Omar Muhammad was voted the ACFC Rookie of the Year after leading the league with 1,076 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

Salisbury junior Rick Nistler was chosen the ACFC Special Teams Player of the Year after topping the conference with a 39.8-yard punting average.

First-team All-ACFC selections will now be considered for ECAC All-Star honors.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu