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Johnson, Ratke earn major honors from CAA

Cole Johnson and Ethan Ratke have earned major awards from the Colonial Athletic Association.
Cole Johnson and Ethan Ratke have earned major awards from the Colonial Athletic Association.(wvir)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 3:42 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Cole Johnson and Ethan Ratke have earned major awards from the Colonial Athletic Association.

Johnson, a quarterback for the Dukes, has been named the CAA Offensive Player of the Year. Johnson has thrown for 2,953 passing yards and a JMU-record 32 touchdowns while tossing just two interceptions. He’s added five rushing touchdowns to go along with a completion percentage of 68.1%. Johnson ranks third nationally in passing efficiency with a rating of 170.37. On Monday, he was named a finalist for the Walter Payton Award.

Ratke, the Dukes’ kicker, set multiple national records this season. He is now the NCAA all-division record-holder for career field goals (100) and scoring by a kicker (525). He currently leads the country 28 field goals in 2021, which is also a JMU single-season record.

All-CAA Honors - James Madison Football

First Team

QB - Cole Johnson (Offensive Player of the Year)

WR - Kris Thornton

WR - Antwane Wells Jr.

OL - Nick Kidwell

PK - Ethan Ratke (Special Teams Player of the Year)

DL - Bryce Carter

LB - Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey

CB - Greg Ross

Specialist - Kyle Davis (Long Snapper)

Second Team

DL - Mike Greene

DL - Isaac Ukwu

Third Team

KR - Solomon Vanhorse

LB - Kelvin Azanama

P - Harry O’Kelly

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