W & M trio earns All-State gridiron honors

W & M trio earns All-State gridiron honors
January 31, 2013, 5:45 pm
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After posting outstanding seasons, a trio of William and Mary football standouts garnered second-team all-state honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Senior cornerback B.W. Webb, senior left tackle Mike Salazar and sophomore wide receiver Tre McBride all earned the distinction.
One of the nation’s top collegiate players this fall, Webb recently played in the 2013 Senior Bowl after earning multiple postseason All-America accolades. The Newport News, Va., native earned first-team distinction from Phil Steele and was a second-team selection by the Associated Press and The Sports Network.
Webb finished his illustrious career as one of the most-decorated players in Colonial Athletic Association history with nine postseason all-conference honors. A first-team all-league selection during each of the past three seasons, Webb was honored as the 2012 Special Teams Player of the Year by both the CAA and the Touchdown Club of Richmond.
Selected to the 2012 Buchanan Award Watch List, Webb earned a school-record 48 starts and finished his career ranked among W&M’s all-time top 10 in interceptions (11) and punt return yards (603).
As a senior, Webb totaled 46 tackles, eight PBU’s, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a tackle for a loss. Additionally, he averaged 11.2 yards per punt return while ranking third in the conference with 123 punt return yards.
Salazar anchored the Tribe’s offensive line this season and earned second-team all-conference honors. The Lawrenceville, N.J., native started all 34 games during his final three seasons, including the last 22 contests at left tackle.
After playing as a true freshman last season, McBride emerged as one of the CAA’s top wide receivers this fall and earned second-team all-league distinction. The McDonough, Ga., native ranked second in the conference in touchdown receptions (10), third in yards per catch (16.3), fourth in receiving yards per game (81.5), seventh in receptions per game (5.0) and eighth in all-purpose yards per game (102.7). Additionally, he posted three 100+ yard receiving games and four multi-touchdown games, while his 10 touchdown catches ranks tied for fifth on W&M’s single-season list.