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Football players earn All-East honors

Six Middlebury College football players have earned All-East Region honors from D3football.com. Junior quarterback Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) and junior tight end David Reed (New Canaan, Conn.) earned second team honors, while seniors James Millard (Greenwich, Conn.) Eric Kamback (Mahwah, N.J.) Dan Haluska (Wellesley, Mass.) and Stuart Lindberg (Perkasie, Pa.) earned third-team honors. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 5-3 mark this season, winning their last four games of '09.

McKillop earns a spot on the second-team after being named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year. The junior quarterback had a record-breaking season, ending the year with Middlebury and NESCAC single-season records for completions (262), attempts (405), yards (2873), touchdown passes (22), and total offense (2967 yards). He also holds all 10 Middlebury single-season and career passing records as a junior. McKillop is currently ranked first in the nation in completions/game with 32.75, while ranking second with 359.1 passing yards/contest. He ended the season as the league's top rated quarterback, owning a 136.8 efficiency rating. The junior was second on the team with 94 rushing yards with a pair of touchdowns on the ground. He also holds Middlebury single-game records for completions (47), attempts (74) and yards (438).

Joining McKillop on the second-team was Reed, who had a break-out season at tight end, starting all eight games and earning second-team All-NESCAC honors. He finished the season second on the team with 40 catches for 450 yards, earning a touchdown. The junior had some big games this season, including an 11-catch, 105-yard performance in Middlebury's win over Trinity. He also had a 100-yard game earlier in the year with nine catches at Amherst.

Millard, a third-team choice, made his first appearance on the NESCAC squad as a receiver and his third-straight first-team appearance as a return specialist. He completed his senior season with 3,333 yards of total offense in his career. He is a two-time ('07 & '08) All-NESCAC selection as a specialist, ranking third in the league with 149.1 yards of total offense/game. The senior became a key receiver this season for the Panthers, setting a new school record with 64 receptions to place him second in the NESCAC with 8.0/game. His 748 yards receiving were also second in the league, while he caught three touchdown passes. Millard earned over 100 yards in five games this season, including 148 yards on 13 catches in a win over Hamilton.

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