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Watford, Robertson Front Season’s Final All-America Squad

Jan 25, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

College Sports Journal selected James Madison OL Earl Watford as Lineman of the Year and Villanova QB John Robertson shared Freshman of the Year honors to front a list of seven First Team All-Americans and 16 Honorable Mention honorees from CAA Football that the organization released as part of its All-America Team on Thursday. The group’s team represents FCS Football’s final set of All-America honors released for the 2012 season.

Also receiving First Team All-America designation from the organization were JMU junior LB Stephon Robertson, New Hampshire senior DT Jared Smith, William and Mary senior CB B.W. Webb and Old Dominion sophomore QB Taylor Heinicke and senior P Jonathan Plisco.

Receiving honorable mention recognition were JMU sophomore S Dean Marlowe; UNH senior LB Matt Evans; Delaware senior LB Paul Worrilow; Maine senior OL Chris Howley and junior DE Michael Cole; Old Dominion senior WR Nick Mayers and senior LB Craig Wilkins; Richmond senior TE Kevin Finney, senior FB Kendall Gaskins and senior S Cooper Taylor; Towson senior DE Frank Beltre, senior S Jordan Dangerfield and junior CB Jordan Love; Villanova junior DE Rakim Cox, junior P Mark Hamilton and junior DT Antoine Lewis.

Seven of this year’s fourth-year honorees received invitations to play in postseason senior showcases. Watford, Evans and Taylor appeared in last week’s East-West Shrine Game, while Webb is set to play in Saturday’s Senior Bowl and Gaskins, Smith and Wilkins will take part in the Texas vs The Nation game on Feb. 2.

The complete list of College Sports Journal All-Americans can be found here.

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