ATLANTA--Georgia State wide receiver Albert Wilson was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Special Teams Player of the Year as well as first-team all-conference to headline the Panthers' selections on the 2012 All-CAA Football team.

Punter Matt Hubbard earned second-team All-CAA honors, and running back Donald Russell was tabbed to the third-team.

In addition to sharing the Special Teams Player of the Year honor with William and Mary's B.W. Webb, Wilson was named first-team All-CAA as a kickoff returner and third-team all-conference as a wide receiver.

Wilson, a junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., led the league in kickoff returns with a 25.9-yard average, highlighted by his 100-yard touchdown against Old Dominion. He also led the Panthers with 48 receptions for 947 yards and seven touchdowns. With receiving, rushing and returns, Wilson averaged 164.5 all-purpose yards per game, over 35 yards more than any other player in the league.

Hubbard, a sophomore from Peachtree City, Ga., is second in the CAA with an average of 43.1 yards per kick.

Russell, the senior from West Palm Beach, Fla., made the all-conference team despite a season-ending knee injury early in the eighth game of the season. He was leading the CAA in rushing at the time and finished with 747 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

CAA Award Winners

Coach of the Year: Andy Talley, Villanova

Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion

Defensive Player of the Year: Stephon Robertson, LB, James Madison

Special Teams Players of the Year: B.W. Webb and Albert Wilson

Offensive Rookie of the Year: John Robertson, QB, Villanova

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jeff Williams, LB, Delaware

All-Conference Teams

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

OFFENSE

 

 

 

Position

Player

School

Class

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

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

 

Position

Player

School

Class

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 and Mary

Senior

S

Jordan Dangerfield

Towson

Senior

S

Dean Marlowe

James Madison

Sophomore

S

Cooper Taylor

Richmond

Senior

P

Jonathan Plisco

Old Dominion

Senior

 

 

 

 

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

OFFENSE

 

 

 

Position

Player

School

Class

QB

Grant Enders

Towson

Senior

RB

Dae'Quan Scott

James Madison

Junior

RB

Nico Steriti

New Hampshire

Sophomore

FB/HB

Brian Barlow

James Madison

Senior

WR

Tre McBride

William and Mary

Sophomore

WR

Antonio Vaughan

Old Dominion

Sophomore

WR

Nihja White

Delaware

Senior

TE

Kevin Finney

Richmond

Senior

OL

David Born

Old Dominion

Junior

OL

Josh Bucci

Villanova

Junior

OL

Bobby Kennedy

Delaware

Junior

OL

Mike Salazar

William and Mary

Senior

OL

Doug Shaw

Towson

Junior

OL

Josh Spearin

Maine

Senior

PK

Cameron Starke

James Madison

Junior

KR

Justin Grant

Richmond

Sophomore

PR

B.W. Webb

William and Mary

Senior

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

 

Position

Player

School

Class

DL

Marlon Johnson

Villanova

Senior

DL

Evan Kelly

Richmond

Sophomore

DL

Zach Kerr

Delaware

Junior

DL

Romale Tucker

Towson

Senior

LB

Devon Bridges

Villanova

Senior

LB

Monte Gaddis

Towson

Junior

LB

Darius McMillan

Richmond

Senior

LB

Jabrel Mines

William and Mary

Senior

LB

Craig Wilkins

Old Dominion

Senior

CB

Darlos James

Maine

Senior

CB

Jordan Love

Towson

Junior

CB

Dontra Peters

New Hampshire

Senior

S

Manny Asam

New Hampshire

Junior

S

Brian Thompson

William and Mary

Senior

P

Matt Hubbard

Georgia State

Sophomore

 

 

 

 

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

OFFENSE

 

 

 

Position

Player

School

Class

QB

John Robertson

Villanova

Freshman

RB

Andrew Pierce

Delaware

Junior

RB

Donald Russell

Georgia State

Senior

WR

Stephen Barnette

Richmond

Sophomore

WR

Brandon Johnson-Farrell

Rhode Island

Senior

WR

Tom Ryan

Towson

Senior

WR

Norman White

Villanova

Senior

WR

Albert Wilson

Georgia State

Junior

TE

Harold Spears

New Hampshire

Sophomore

OL

Mike Coccia

New Hampshire

Sophomore

OL

Brandon Heath

Delaware

Junior

OL

Vince Kowalski

Villanova

Sophomore

OL

Jack Lowney

Old Dominion

Junior

OL

Nick Ritcher

Richmond

Sophomore

OL

Chris Zarkoskie

New Hampshire

Senior

PK

Mike MacArthur

New Hampshire

Junior

KR

Derrick Joseph

Towson

Sophomore

PR

Poppy Livers

Villanova

Sophomore

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

 

Position

Player

School

Class

DL

Dominique Guinn-Bailey

Old Dominion

Sophomore

DL

Matt Morgan

Towson

Senior

DL

Tyler Snow

James Madison

Junior

DL

Nick Zaremba

William and Mary

Senior

LB

Andrew Bose

Rhode Island

Sophomore

LB

Luke Rhodes

William and Mary

Freshman

LB

Jeff Williams

Delaware

Freshman

LB

Eric Wright

Richmond

Sophomore

CB

Jamaal Bess

Rhode Island

Junior

CB

Darryl Hamilton

Richmond

Senior

CB

Tye Smith

Towson

Sophomore

S

Jerome Couplin

William and Mary

Junior

S

Jakarie Jackson

James Madison

Senior

S

Joe Sarnese

Villanova

Sophomore

P

Drake Kuhn

William and Mary

Junior

P

David Skahn

James Madison

Senior