Dec. 12: St. Lawrence University junior defensive tackle Gerard Bryant and senior guard Tim LaRose have each earned 2008 All-East Region Team honors from D3Football.com. Bryant was named to the First Team defense while LaRose, a Pre-Season All-American, earned Second Team offense honors.
"I'm very proud of the way both Gerard (Bryant) and Tim (LaRose) performed throughout the 2008 season, and this accomplishment just adds to their importance to our program," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Phelps. "They are both very deserving honorees who left everything they had on the field."
Bryant was a dominant force along the defensive line for St. Lawrence despite often facing double and triple teams from opposing offensive linemen. The White Plains, NY native finished in the top-10 nationally and first in the Liberty League in tackles for a loss (20.0). Bryant was named the ECAC and Liberty League Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Norwich, and earned a spot on the Liberty League's First Team.
Meanwhile, LaRose continued to play at a high level at the left guard spot for the Saints in 2008. The Weedsport, NY native started in all ten games in his final season, anchoring a line that allowed 22 sacks, averaged 128.8 rushing yards per game and 198.2 yards through the air per contest. A Pre-Season
All-American in the fall, LaRose picked up All-Conference honors for the second straight year as he landed Honorable Mention status.