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2012 Spider Football Year In Review
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 04/30/2013
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Head Coach
Danny Rocco (First season)

8-3, 6-2 CAA

Conference Finish
T-1st (11th conference title in program history)

Season Notes
- The five-win turnaround from the 2011 season is the second-best turnaround in program history.
- Quality wins on season included victory at Villanova, at William & Mary and against No. 2-ranked James Madison.
- Coach Rocco was named a finalist for both the Eddie Robinson Award and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.
- Rocco was also named Touchdown Club of Richmond Coach of the Year, while Ben Edwards was named Wide Receiver of the Year and Cooper Taylor was named Defensive Back of the Year.
- DB Cooper Taylor was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

Award Winners
All-America – Cooper Taylor, Kendall Gaskins, Kevin Finney
All-CAA – Kendall Gaskins, Ben Edwards, Cooper Taylor, Kevin Finney, Darius McMillan, Evan Kelly, Justin Grant, Stephen Barnette, Nick Ritcher, Darryl Hamilton and Eric Wright
VaSID All-State – Cooper Taylor, Ben Edwards, Kendall Gaskins, Nick Ritcher, Kerry Wynn and Darryl Hamilton

Academic Award Winners
Cooper Taylor – First-Team Capital One Academic All-America, CAA Football Scholar Athlete of the Year

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