Senior class leaves historic legacy with JMU football
The outgoing senior class is the most successful in James Madison football history.
The 16-player senior class helped the Dukes win a program-record 51 games and make three national title game appearances in the last four years. The Dukes won it all in 2016 when they defeated Youngstown State in the FCS National Championship.
"I am honored and proud to say that I played for this great university and I thank god," said redshirt senior cornerback Rashad Robinson.
The senior class features players who began their career with the Dukes like linebacker Dimitri Holloway, defensive lineman John Daka, and wide receiver Riley Stapleton. Also in the group is a number of FBS transfers including quarterback Ben DiNucci (Pitt), defensive lineman Ron'Dell Carter (Rutgers), and wide receiver Brandon Polk (Penn St.).
I kind of wish I would've came here as true freshman," said Carter. "This place is so special."
James Madison went 14-2 overall in 2019 while finishing as the national runner-up after a 28-20 loss to North Dakota St. in the FCS National Championship.
Ron'Dell Carter - Defensive Lineman
Rashad Robinson - Cornerback
Dimitri Holloway - Linebacker
Ben DiNucci - Quarterback
Riley Stapleton - Wide Receiver
John Daka - Defensive Lineman
Adam Smith - Safety
Landan Word - Linebacker
Mac Patrick - Center
Jahee Jackson - Offensive Lineman
Dylan Stapleton - Tight End
Brandon Polk - Wide Receiver
Charles Tutt - Cornerback
Bryce Maginley - Linebacker/Defensive Lineman
Tabb Patrick - Linebacker
Mike Cobbs - Linebacker