WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 14, 2012) - The William and Mary football team concluded its spring practice season with the annual Green and Gold Game before a crowd of approximately 1,500 fans at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Players on both sides of the ball provided a number of highlights, as the offense scored a pair of touchdowns and converted four-of-five field goal attempts, while the defense totaled six interceptions and three sacks.
Defensively, cornerback Ryan Smith was one of five players to record an interception, as he came up with a pair of picks. Safety Ivan Tagoe, linebacker Jabrel Mines, cornerback DeAndre Houston-Carson and linebacker Jake Wasko also registered interceptions.
Defensive end Quincey September had an impressive afternoon and earned a sack, two tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal. Defensive end Braxton Hicks and linebacker Matthew Pocta also posted sacks.
Placekicker/punter John Carpenter was outstanding on special teams and converted four-of-five field goal attempts, including a long of 53 yards.
At the completion of the game, the team announced the captains for the 2012 season (as derived from a team vote) with a pair of players garnering the honor - linebacker Jabrel Mines and safety Brian Thompson.
Another major team award was announced on Saturday, as offensive lineman Trevor Springman was selected as the recipient of the John A. Stewart Winter Warrior Award, which is given annually to the player, or players, who best exemplify the qualities of dedication, effort and achievement that defined Stewart's career at the College. Awardees are judged on their improvements both on the field and in the off-season training program.