Dec. 11, 2013
ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Grand Valley State football players have been honored by Daktronics as All-Super Region 4 players, as senior Matt Armstrong and sophomore Jamie Potts earned Offensive First Team honors and Reggie Williams landed on the Defensive Second Team.
Armstrong, the 2013 GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year and four-time All-GLIAC honoree, including three on the first team, helped GVSU to become one of nine teams in Division II to average over 210 yards rushing and 240 yards passing per game. Armstrong graded out at a 97-percent assignment efficiency rating and has played in 50 career games, including 47 starts. The Lakers are 43-7 with Armstrong in their lineup, as the Gene Upshaw Award Finalist has helped lead the Lakers to an NCAA Division II National Semifinal appearance this year.
Potts, the only non-senior to be placed on the All-Super Region 4 First Team Offensive squad, is second on the team with 47 catches and 822 yards receiving, and leads the team with 10 touchdown grabs. He has three 100-yard receiving games this season, including a 123-yard performance against Colorado State-Pueblo in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Potts had a career-best game in both receptions (eight) and yards (157) against Hillsdale this year and was named All-GLIAC Honorable Mention.
Williams was a First Team All-GLIAC performer this year and has tallied 59 tackles, as well as a team-high five interceptions. He is among the nation's leaders in pass defenses, breaking up 16 passes on the year. He was a two-time GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season, one of which came after he picked off two passes in a win against Wayne State. He leads the Lakers in both punt returns (23 ret., 141 yds) and kickoff returns (19 ret., 402 yds), and is among GVSU's best ever in all-purpose yards, racking up 1,461 career yards. He ranks first in Laker history in both kickoff returns (35 ret., 836 yds, 1 TD) and punt returns (60 ret., 544 yds, 1 TD) and has 194 tackles, 11 interceptions and 27 pass break-ups for his career.
The Daktronics Super Region 4 Offensive Player of the Year Award went to West Texas A&M Quarterback Dustin Vaughan and the Defensive Player of the Year Award went to Colorado State-Pueblo Defensive Lineman Darius Allen.