Written by Sean Dahlin
BUENA VISTA, Va.—Seniors Luke Herndon (Mechanicsville, Va.),Jeff Waldron (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Cameron Willliams (Sacramento, Calif.) were three of 70 senior football scholar-athletes selected to participate in this year's D2 vs. NAIA Senior Bowl hosted by the Collegiate Development Football League on Dec. 15 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
"Luke, Jeff and Cameron are all deserving receiving the nomination," said fourth-year Head Coach DeLane Fitzgerald. "Their final collegiate contest in the bowl game will be a great experience and a lasting memory."
Herndon, Waldron and C. Williams were all key components to this year's Southern Virginia University football team that recorded a 5-6 record marking the second-most victories in program history—the 2007 squad finished with a 6-5 record.
Four-year letter winner and co-captain Herndon has been a staple on the Knights' defensive line. He finished his senior campaign with 53 tackles (23 solo, 30 assisted), 9.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks while also blocking three kicks and recovering three fumbles.
Herndon currently holds the program's career blocked kicks record (6) and ranks third on the career sacks list with 10.5 throughout his standout career at Southern Virginia.
In his two seasons at Southern Virginia, the co-captain tight end Waldron has been a big target for Knight quarterbacks in the middle of the field. In 2012, he finished second on the squad behind C. Williams with 29 catches for 409 yards and two touchdowns.
Waldron ranks eighth on the program's career receiving yards (714) and pass receptions (49) record books.
C. Williams has served as a deep threat for the Knights leading the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns caught in his two seasons. This year, he recorded 37 grabs for 474 yards and six touchdowns.
C. Williams ranks fourth in program history in career receiving yards (980) and receptions (72).
In addition to Herndon, Waldron and C. Williams, Head Coach DeLane Fitzgerald and the Southern Virginia football staff will coach the "D2" team on Dec. 15.
"We're honored to have been given this opportunity as a staff to work with several elite college football players in the bowl game," said Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald's assistant coaches—Anthony Buchanan, Tommy Davidson, Chip Erekson, Corey Hall, Tye Hiatt and Nathan Sievers—will join him on the sidelines of Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.