Sawyer Invited to DIII Senior All-Star Football Game

Sawyer Invited to DIII Senior All-Star Football Game

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee senior defensive back Donavon Sawyer (Little Rock, Ark./Robinson) has been selected to participate in the inaugural Division III Football Senior Classic, joining teammates Charlie Craigle (Greenville, N.C./Rose) and Matt Cassilly (Gambrills, Md./Archbishop Spaulding) on the South roster.

The Classic will be held on Sat., Dec. 5 at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va., the site of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.  It will showcase 90 of the nation's top Division III student-athletes, representing the 238 NCAA Division III football sponsoring schools.

Sawyer was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Generals as a safety.  He started all 10 games during the 2009 season and earned First Team All-ODAC honors after leading the team with 77 total tackles. He also ranked second in the conference with eight pass breakups and was third in the conference with five interceptions.  Sawyer also added one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the season.  He ended his career with 152 tackles and seven interceptions.

Washington and Lee finished the 2009 season with a 4-6 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the ODAC.  The Generals’ six losses were by a combined total of 29 points with eight points being the largest margin of defeat.

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