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NSU's Trail Named State Defensive Rookie of the Year
Written By: MEAC Media Relations         Release: 01/28/2013
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NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk State University linebacker Lynden Trail was named the 2012 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division Football Defensive Rookie of the Year, the organization announced.

The University Division honors players from all the Division I FBS and FCS schools in the state of Virginia. Trail was also named to the all-state second team at linebacker. Sophomore defensive tackle George Riddick was voted to the first team, while senior center Michael Kay joined Trail on the second team.

Despite starting just three games in his debut season at NSU after transferring from the University of Florida, Trail emerged as a force for the Spartan defense. Trail led NSU with 70 total tackles, including 17 for lost yardage, to earn first-team All-MEAC accolades. He also tied for the team-lead with six sacks and added four pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Trail was also named to the Roanoke Times' all-state team and earned honorable mention FCS All-America honors from the Beyond Sports Network.

Riddick made 40 tackles, nine for loss, to go with 5.5 sacks, leading the Spartans' regular defensive linemen in all three categories. His sack total placed him third on the team behind Trail and Terrence Pugh, who tied for the team-lead with 6.0. Riddick also recovered a fumble, forced a fumble and deflected one pass.

Trail and Riddick helped lead an NSU defense which finished the season ranked second in the MEAC and third nationally in total defense.

Kay started all 23 games for NSU the last two seasons at center. He did not allow a sack during his senior year in 2012 and led the team in "pancake" blocks. The Spartans finished the year third in the MEAC in passing offense and fourth in fewest sacks allowed.

ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named the VaSID Offensive Player of the Year, and Virginia linebacker Steve Greer took top defensive honors. Liberty quarterback Josh Woodrum was voted VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year, and ODU coach Bobby Wilder was selected Coach of the Year.

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