Cox, Kolb named to first team
LANCASTER, Pa. – Five members of the McDaniel football team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team, released on Tuesday.
Sam Cox (Towson, Md./Towson) and Chris Kolb (Keymar, Md./Francis Scott Key) were named to the first team while Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) earned second-team honors. Aaron Slaughter (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and Paul Smith (Woodlawn, Md./Western Tech) were tabbed as honorable mentions.
Cox, a senior defensive lineman, earned an honorable-mention nod in 2009. In 2010, he finished fifth on the team with 53 tackles, including a team-best 16.5 for loss. He also paced the squad with 7.0 sacks and four forced fumbles while breaking up two passes and blocking a kick. His tackles-for-loss total ranked tied for second in the conference while his sack total was third.
Kolb, a senior defensive back, led the team and conference with eight interceptions. He added 10 pass breakups for a CC-high 18 passes defended. He also had 45 tackles, blocked a kick and returned two PATs for two defensive points. Kolb was also a key member of the punt team, which successfully executed four fake punts this season. He finished the year 2-for-2 for 46 yards and ran the ball three times for 31 net yards.
Nichols, a junior punter, earned the second-team nod after leading the conference in punting, averaging 37.7 yards on a CC-high 74 punts. He had six punts of 50 yards or longer, including a long of 63 yards. Nichols forced 17 fair catches and dropped 16 punts inside the 20.
Slaughter, a senior defensive back, earned his second all-conference accolades. He was also tabbed honorable mention in 2008. Slaughter finished the year ranked fourth on the team with 60 tackles. He added two interceptions and four pass breakups. He also blocked a kick.
Smith, a senior outside linebacker, finished fourth on the team with 64 tackles. The four-year starter also had two interceptions and three pass breakups in 2010.
The Green Terror finished the season with a record of 5-5 (4-5 CC).