Quakers Place Five on All-ODAC Football Teams

Jarrod Russ '20 (l), Khayree Lundy '21, Harrison Kiser '20, Jermaine Russell '21 (r) (Devon Carson & John Bell photos)
Jarrod Russ '20 (l), Khayree Lundy '21, Harrison Kiser '20, Jermaine Russell '21 (r) (Devon Carson & John Bell photos)

FOREST, Va. - Five Guilford College football student-athletes earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recognition Tuesday according to a vote of the league's head coaches. Senior Harrison Kiser, junior Khayree Lundy, senior Jarrod Russ, and junior Jermaine Russell were second-team selections. Senior Emory Lyndon was a third-team pick.

Kiser, a 6-2, 190-pound punter, was a 2017 Third Team All-ODAC honoree as a placekicker, but earned his first all-league commendation as a punter. He stands eighth in NCAA Division III and second in the ODAC this season with a 42.5-yard punting average, third-best in Guilford school history. Kiser had 47 punts this fall with eight kicks inside the opponent's 20 and eight fair catches. He punted seven times for a 45.3-yard average with a season-long kick of 59 yards in the Quakers' 19-14 win at Methodist University. Kiser also placed a season-best four of his kicks inside the Monarchs' 20-yard line. He was the Quakers' primary punter for two seasons and leaves ranked third among Guilford's career punting leaders (39.9 avg.).

Kiser also handled Guilford's place-kicking and kickoff duties for the better part of three campaigns, including in 2019. He converted 5-of-7 field goals this season with a long of 35 yards. Kiser also made 21-of-26 point-after attempts. For his career, Kiser scored 95 career points on 10 field goals and 65 extra points, the fifth-best total in Guilford history.

Lundy, a 6-0, 220-pound junior, moved from tight end to inside linebacker this year and led the ODAC in tackles (10.0) and solo tackles (6.3) per game. He collected 100 tackles (seven for loss), one sack, an interception, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble. His 100 stops rank 14th among Guilford's all-time season leaders. Through games of November 23, Lundy stands 17th in Division III in solo tackles per game and is 35th in total tackles per contest.  Lundy had five tilts with 10 or more tackles, including a season-best 15-stop effort against NCAA playoff participant Huntingdon College. He had 13 tackles (10 solo), 2.5 behind the line, an interception, and a forced fumble in Guilford's win at Methodist.

Russ, a 6-0, 235-pound defensive end, earned his second straight all-conference honor after collecting first-team recognition as a junior. Despite playing mostly on third downs in only six games due to injury, Russ ranked second in the ODAC with eight quarterback sacks, all versus league rivals. His career-high eight takedowns stand eighth in school history. He finished the year with 24 tackles (14 solo), nine behind the line of scrimmage. Russ will graduate ranked second in Guilford history with 21.5 career sacks and ninth with 30.5 tackles for loss in 28 games. He made 98 tackles (62 solo) and forced three fumbles in his career.

Russell, 5-8, 170-pound receiver and kick returner, earned his third second-team all-league honor in as many seasons. He returned to the Quakers' lineup this fall after a year's absence to lead the ODAC and rank third nationally with 177.7 all-purpose yards per game. As a receiver, Russell led Guilford and ranked fourth in the league with 64 receptions and seven touchdown catches. His 949 receiving yards stand third in the league and 47th in Division III. Russell tallied 10 total touchdowns, fourth-best in the ODAC. He returned two kickoffs for scores, which tops the nation, and amassed 821 combined kick return yards, fifth-best in Division III. His 16.4-yard punt-return average stands second in the ODAC and eighth nationally. His 25.0-yard kickoff average is third-best in the conference and 39th in the nation.

Russell had four games with at least 100 receiving yards, highlighted by a season-high 11-catch, 181-yard effort at Washington and Lee University. He caught two touchdowns in Guilford's games with Ferrum College and Hampden-Sydney College. Russell earned the league's Offensive Player of the Week Award for his play versus Hampden-Sydney. In addition to his six catches for 82 yards and two scores, he also collected 128 combined kick-return yards and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Russell totaled four games with at least 200 all-purpose yards, including a season- and career-high 257-yard performance at Ferrum.

Russell enters his senior season ranked third in school history with 203 career catches. His 2,709 receiving yards in 30 games rank fifth all-time at Guilford and his 30 touchdown grabs stand 10th.

Lyndon, a 6-3, 300-pound offensive lineman, earned his second Third Team All-ODAC nod in as many seasons. The Quakers' starting left guard and a team captain, he blocked for an offense that averaged 338 yards and 21.0 points per game. Lyndon played in 27 career contests and started his final 19. He was part of Guilford's offensive line that was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week in 2018 after helping the offense to 61 points and 618 total offensive yards in a loss to NCAA Division I-AA Davidson College.

Coach Chris Rusiewicz's Quakers posted a 2-8 overall record, 1-7 in the league. Guilford could return as many as 19 starters in 2020, including Lundy and Russell.