Heinicke, Robertson headline All-CAA

Old Dominion sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke and James Madison junior linebacker Stephon Robertson were named the CAA Football offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, on Monday.

Heinicke, a Walter Payton Award finalist, has thrown for an FCS-high 4,158 yards and 35 touchdowns. In ODU's 64-61 win over New Hampshire, he set Division I records with 791 yards of total offense and 730 passing yards.

Robertson, a Buck Buchanan Award finalist, ranks third in the CAA with 101 tackles. He also posted 8.5 tackles for loss and five pass breakups.

Both players were All-CAA first-team selections.

Other CAA winners were Villanova's Andy Talley for coach of the year, William & Mary senior punt returner B.W. Webb and Georgia State junior kick returner Albert Wilson for special teams co-players of the year, Villanova quarterback John Robertson for offensive rookie of the year and Delaware linebacker Jeff Williams for defensive rookie of the year. New Hampshire senior Chris Zarkoskie was named the winner of the CAA's first-ever Chuck Boone Leadership Award.

2012 All-CAA Football First Team (as voted on by the head coaches)


QB - Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion, Sophomore

RB - Kevin Monangai, Villanova, Sophomore

RB - Terrance West, Towson, Sophomore

FB/HB - Kendall Gaskins, Richmond, Senior

WR - Ben Edwards, Richmond, Junior

WR - R.J. Harris, New Hampshire, Sophomore

WR - Nick Mayers, Old Dominion, Senior

TE - Justin Perillo, Maine, Junior

OL - Randall Harris, Towson, Junior

OL - Chris Howley, Maine, Senior

OL - Seamus O'Neill, New Hampshire, Junior

OL - Eric Pike, Towson, Junior

OL - Earl Watford, James Madison, Senior

PK - Jarod Brown, Old Dominion, Junior

KR - Albert Wilson, Georgia State, Junior

PR - Ryan Smith, James Madison, Senior


DL - Frank Beltre, Towson, Senior

DL - Chris Burnette, Old Dominion, Senior

DL - Rakim Cox, Villanova, Junior

DL - Antoine Lewis, Villanova, Junior

DL - Jared Smith, New Hampshire, Senior

LB - Donte Dennis, Maine, Senior

LB - Matt Evans, New Hampshire, Senior

LB - Stephon Robertson, James Madison, Junior

LB - Paul Worrilow, Delaware, Senior

CB - Eric Loper, Villanova, Senior

CB - B.W. Webb, William & Mary, Senior

S - Jordan Dangerfield, Towson, Senior

S - Dean Marlowe, James Madison, Sophomore

S - Cooper Taylor, Richmond, Senior

P - Jonathan Plisco, Old Dominion, Senior