Six Generals Earn NIC All-Fraternity All-America Honors
LEXINGTON, Va. – Several members of the Washington and Lee football team have been named to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) All-Fraternity All-American teams, which were released on Thursday.
Senior center Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster), sophomore running back Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) and sophomore defensive back Jake Pelton (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello) were all named to the Division II/III/NAIA First Team All-America squad, while senior tight end Patrick Conley (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central), junior offensive lineman John Fitzgibbons (Martinsville, Va./Martinsville) and junior running back Harrison Hudson (Salem, Va./Salem) were all selected to the honorable mention team. All six players are members of the Kappa Alpha Order.
Kurkis received first team honors after helping the offense average 438.8 yards (26th nationally) and 35.3 points per game (32nd nationally). An ESPN First Team Academic All-American, he started every game of his four-year career.
Heinsohn started all 11 games in the Generals' backfield, rushing for 1,321 yards and 13 touchdowns on 194 carries. He finished the season just four yards shy of tying the school record for season rushing yards and his 13 touchdowns were tied for best on the team. Heinsohn averaged 6.8 yards per carry and finished the season ranked 17th in Division III with an average of 120.1 yards per game.
Pelton was also a first team selection after finishing second on the team in tackles with 82 total stops. He also led the ODAC with six interceptions and posted five pass breakups, 0.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.
Conley was tabbed to the honorable mention team after helping pave the way for one of the nation's top rushing offenses and catching three passes for 67 yards and one touchdown.
Fitzgibbons also received honorable mention recognition as a member of an offensive line that helped W&L rank fifth in Division III with an average of 359.6 rushing yards per game. He has started all 31 games through his first three seasons.
Hudson posted honorable mention honors after notching First Team All-ODAC recognition earlier this fall. He finished the season with 1,153 total yards and 13 touchdowns and was the team's leading receiver and second-leading rusher. He rushed for 792 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 18 passes for 361 yards and five more scores. Hudson set a new school record for season rushing yards per carry (7.8) and he averaged almost 9.7 yards every time he touched the ball this season.
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