After receiving first-team all conference honors, Rich Musinski sums up his last season at William and Mary when he said, "We had a tough season, but the team turned it around and we had a successful season winning our last four straight." The William and Mary Football season ended with a 5-5 record and the recognition of nine Tribe players named to the all-conference honors squad.
Rich Musinski, senior wideout, and Billy Parker, senior cornerback, earned postseason first-team all conference honors in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Steve Stocki, senior guard, Paul Carpenter, senior linebacker, Marques Bobo, senior safety, and Greg Kuehn, sophomore kicker, achieved all-conference second team honors.
Lang Campbell, junior quarterback, Travis McLaurin, sophomore linebacker, and Mike Mesi, junior punter, also achieved all-conference recognition as third team honors.
Earning first-team all conference honors for his third consecutive year, Rich Musinski is commended for his sensational performance and the impact he leaves on William and Mary in his last season. Throughout his W&M career he has become one of only three NCAA Division 1-AA football players to have accumulated more than 4,000 receiving yards in the regular season. Billy Parker was also a returning all-conference honoree. He led the W&M football team with two interceptions, 45 tackles, and six pass break-ups during the 2003 season.
Steve Stocki’s outstanding offensive plays and Paul Carpenter and Marques Bobo’s defensive stops earned them all-conference second team honors. Stocki was an essential part of the rushing attack that piled up more than 200 yards per game in the last seven games of the 2003 season. With 60 stops and a total of 123 tackles, Paul Carpenter averaged 12.3 tackles a game, placing him third in the conference. Marques Bobo’s efforts as defensive back produced an average of 8.6 tackles per game ranking him third among all defensive backs in the league. As a vital effort in the last four-game-winning streak, Bobo finished the 2003 season with 86 tackles and one interception. For the second consecutive year, Greg Kuehn was also named to the second team all-conference as he led all Atlantic 10 kickers with and average of 1.3 field goals per game. Along with a .722 field goal average, Kuehn was successful with all 30 of his PAT attempts.
As a first year quarterback, Lang Campbell completed 182 of 285 passes for 2,296 yards and 22 touchdowns to win him third-team all conference recognition. With only seven interceptions he is the league’s best passer with a rating of 152.1. Campbell placed second in the number of touchdown passes, pass efficiency, and total offense. Like Campbell, Travis McLaurin excelled in the 2003 season with an average of 12 tackles per game resulting in a spot on the third team Atlantic 10 squard. He also added five TFLs, three sacks, one interception, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble. Last, but not least, Mike Mesi achieved third-team all conference status with 1,731 yards in 42 punts. After finishing second in the conference with 41.2 yards averaged per punt, he finished out the 2003 season as one of the top Atlantic 10 punters. Congratulations to all nine players who were essential to the Tribe’s 2003 football efforts.