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Benedict’s Denelus, Campbell, Pritchett Named To Don Hansen All-America Team

The Don Hansen Football Committee has released the 2022 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America team, and three Benedict College football players earned recognition.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. – The Don Hansen Football Committee has released the 2022 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America team, and three Benedict College football players earned recognition. Defensive lineman Loobert Denelus was named a first-team All-American. Offensive lineman Maurice Campbell was named to the second team, while offensive lineman Tyler Pritchett was named an honorable mention. Denelus, the SIAC Defensive Player of the Year, has earned All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association and BoxToRow.


The junior defensive lineman was also named an Academic All-American. Campbell and Pritchett were both named first-team All-SIAC and were key members of the offensive line that helped the Tigers lead the SIAC in scoring and finish second in total offense per game. Benedict went 11-1 overall during the 2022 season, winning the SIAC championship for the first time in school history and advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in school history.

The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.Offensive Player of the Year: Jada Byers, SR, RB, Virginia Union
Defensive Player of the Year: Caleb Murphy, SR, DL, Ferris State
Special Teams Player of the Year: Nick Herber, SO, PK, Delta State
Freshman of the Year: Jake Long, FR-RS, OL, Angelo State
Coach of the Year: Brandon Moore, Colorado MinesFirst Team Offense

QBJohn Matocha5-11180SRColorado MinesMagnolia, TexasRBMario Anderson5-9210R-SONewberrySummerville, S.C.RBJada Byers5-7180SRVirginia UnionHammonton, N.J.WRBrendan Beaulieu6-3215SRBemidji StateCottage Grove, Minn.WRJarod Bowie5-9160JRConcord (W.Va.)Martinsburg, W. Va.WRDuane Brown6-0190R-SRIndiana (Pa.)Spring Church, Pa.TEBrian Walker6-5240SRShepherdClarksburg, Md.OLMatt Armendariz6-2305SRColorado MinesAustin, TexasOLQuinton Barrow6-6331SRGrand Valley StateRomulus, Mich.OLNicholas Melsop6-8325GRDelta StateColumbus, OhioOLAdam Sieler6-5336SRFerris StatePinckney, Mich.OLDalton Simpler6-4310SRWest FloridaFreeport, Fla.

First Team Defense: PDLLoobert Denelus6-0255JRBenedictNaples, Fla.DLElijah Green5-11263SRNorthwest MissouriMaryville, Mo.DLIan Marshall6-1270SRNorthern StateSpringfield, Mo.DLCaleb Murphy6-4245SRFerris StateDowagiac, MichLBGrant Bruner6-0220SRWashburnGretna, Neb.LBJaylen McDuffie6-2235SRSeton HillWaldorf, Md.LBAbe Swanson6-1222JRGrand Valley State St. Charles, Ill.DBNyzier Fourqurean6-1185SOGrand Valley StateMentor, OhioDBTre Morrison6-2185JRWingateMoncks Corner, S.C.DBAndrew Pitts5-9156R-FRAngelo StateMcKinney, TexasDBShon Stephens6-0180JRWest LibertyBakersfield, Calif.

First Team Special Teams: PKNick Herber5-7175SODelta StateNaples, Fla.PEthan Evans6-4235SRWingateMt. Airy, N.C.Danny Kittner5-10187SRMary (N.D.)Gilbert, Ariz.

Second Team Offense: Tyson Bagent6-3215SRShepherdMartinsburg, W. Va.RBT.J. Cole6-0185SROuachita BaptistTexarkana, TexasRBThuro Reisdorfer6-1215GRSioux Falls (S.D.)Sioux Falls, S.D.WRMarquis Gray5-9180JRSoutheastern OklahomaTyler, TexasWRJosh Johnston6-2195R-SRColorado MinesSnohomish, Wash.TEDevon Garrison6-6221JRPittsburg StateElk River, Minn.OLJoey Fisher6-5322SRShepherdHagerstown, Md.OLTrase Jeffries6-4305R-JRPittsburg StateBroken Arrow, Okla.OLDarian Bryant6-6320GRVirginia UnionPhiladelphia, Pa.OLJacob Long6-3322R-FRAngelo StateWaco, TexasOLMaurice Campbell6-7330GRBenedictAtlanta, Ga.

Second Team Defense: DLAndrew Farmer6-4260R-SRLaneJacksonville, Fla.DLD.J. Adediwura6-2270SRSlippery RockColumbia, Md.DLZollie Kaplan6-2245SRBemidji StateSt. Louis Park, Minn.DLHunter O’Connor6-3255SOChadron StateBroomfield, Colo.LBDaron Allman6-1230JRAngelo StateKilleen, TexasLBNathan Moore6-3230SRNotre Dame (Ohio)Rootstown, OhioLBJaylin Parnell6-0215SRWestern OregonMedford, Ore.DBIsaiah Huff5-8185JRAssumptionWindsor, Conn.DBTristan Rankin6-1210JRMars HillHickory, N.C.DB Darius Swanson6-3200SRNebraska-KearneyAurora, Colo.DBNirion Washington6-1180SRCharleston (W.Va.)Arcadia, Fla.

Second Team Special TeamsPOSNAMEHTWTYRSCHOOLHOMETOWNPKCameron Shirkey5-9200JRNotre Dame (Ohio)Bloom Carroll, OhioPMyles Prosser6-4195GRNorth GreenvilleYork, S.C.APJames Letcher Jr.5-8185GRWashburnKansas City, Mo.Honorable Mention Selections, Alphabetical By School
Angelo State: Daron Allman, LB; Weston Bauer, DL; Nate Omayebu III, RB; K;hari Watson, DB; Arkansas Tech: Jesus Zizumbo, PK; Ashland: Michael Ayers, LB: Larry Martin, RB; Gavin Posey, OL; American International: Ahmad Rabah, DL; Assumption: Tom MacDonald, OL; Augustana (S.D.): Blake Larson, OL; Eli Weber, DB; Barton: Jordan Terrell, RB; Bemidji State: Brandon Alt, QB; Ty Cobb, OL; Benedict: Tyler Prichett, OL; Bentley: Cedie Dashiell II, DL; Black Hills State: Sam Ambrogio, OL; Bloomsburg: Chris Monaco, DB; Bowie State: Jordan Griffin, TE; Kwincy Hall, AP; Joshua Pryor, DL; California (Pa.): Noel Brouse, OL; JaQuae Jackson, WR; Carson-Newman: Braxton Westfield, WR; Catawba: Clayton Crile, P; Kujuan Pryor, AP; Central Missouri: Diondre Glover, DB; David Olajiga, DL; Central Oklahoma: Nicky Quevedo, PK; Central State (Ohio): Jalil Lenore, LB; Central Washington: Patrick Rogers, DB; Chadron State: Gunnar Jones, PK; Charleston (W.Va.): Chavon Wright, RB; Chowan: Dallas Caporaletti, OL; Colorado Mesa: Dagan Rienks, TE; Colorado Mines: Levi Johnson, OL; Max McLeod, WR; Mason Pierce, DB; Michael Zemen, RB; Colorado State-Pueblo: Daniel Bone, DB; Trey Botts, DL; Concord (W.Va.): Jack Mangel, QB; Thurlow Wilkins, RB; Davenport: Sy Barnett, WR; Shaq Floyd, DB; Delta State: Keshawn Jennings, OL; Malik Jones, DB; Patrick Shegog, QB; East Central (Okla.): Devon Roush, LB; East Stroudsburg: Devin Bartholomew, PK; Deshawn McCarthy, OL; Edinboro: Reed Martin, P; Emporia State: Ross Brungardt, P; Braden Gleason, QB; Conner Lierz, OL; Jordan Williams, DL; Fairmont State: Brocton Blair, LB; Fayetteville State: Devin Cowan, DL; Jacob Young, P; Ferris State: C.J. Jefferson, AP; Jordan Jones, DL; Sydney McCloud, DB; Konnor Near, LB; Marcus Watson, AP; Findlay: Michael Jerrell, OL; Fort Valley State: Emmanuel Boone, OL; Tyler Moore, DB; Emmanuel Wilson, RB; Frostburg State: Gottlieb Ayedze, OL; Dayne Koontz, PK; Gannon: Kory Curtis, QB; Chris Farnsworth, DB; Nick White, DL; Glenville State: Ian Pomeroy, OL; Grand Valley State: Garrett Carroll, OL; Cade Peterson, QB; Tariq Reid, RB; Harding: Patrick Healy, DL; Cade Pugh, DB; Henderson State: Xavier Malone, WR; Hillsdale: Kyle Kudla, LB: Isaac TeSlaa, WR; Indiana (Pa.): Darrell Davis, OL; John Robinson, OL; UIndy: Kendal Alexis, OL; Toriano Clinton, RB; Kentucky Wesleyan: Jalen Humphrey, LB; Kutztown: Darryl Davis-McNeil, RB; Albert Glasgow, OL; Jerome Kapp, WR; Lane: Jacquez Jones, WR; Lenoir-Rhyne: Andre Jefferson, DL; Xavier Jennings, OL; Limestone: Bryan Frey, P; Tre Stewart, RB; Cameron Thomason, OL; Livingstone: Kevin Larkins Jr., DB; Mars Hill: Justin Bullock, OL; Jervon Newton, RB; Ty Snelson, TE; McKendree: Turner Pullen, QB; Kenny Thomason, OL; Mercyhurst: Jake Holl, LB; Michigan Tech: Marc Sippel, LB; Darius Willis, AP; Minnesota Duluth: Brent Laing, OL; Zach Ojile, TE; Minnesota State: Payton Conrad, DB; Jack Roussel, OL; Trey Vaval, AP; Missouri S&T: Gideon Niboh, AP; Ben Straatmann, LB; Missouri Southern: Nick Williams, P; Missouri Western: D.J. Stirgus, DB; Nebraska-Kearney: T.J. Davis, QB; Hunter Hays, OL; Hunter Kraus, P; New Haven: Connor Degenhardt, QB; Kevin Foelsch, TE; Terrell Ford, AP; Newberry: Jordan Campbell, OL; Tommy Washington, TE; Northern Mich.: Tyshon King, RB; Northwest Missouri State: Zach Howard, DL; Cole Lammel, PK; Cahleel Smith, DB; Isaac Vollstedt, LB; Notre Dame (Ohio): Nick Beans, OL; C.J. Kiss, TE; Ohio Dominican: Jaylin Garner, DL; Andrew Wolf, WR; Oklahoma Baptist: Keilahn Harris, AP; Ouachita Baptist: Anthony Chairez, OL; Peyton Stafford, OL; Pace: Carlton Aiken, QB; Jacky Chen, OL; Kevin Toote, OL; Pittsburg State: Brandon Mlekus, DB; P.J. Sarwinski, LB; Zeke Wall, DL; Kory Woodruff, OL; Quincy: Peyten Chappel, LB; B.J. Wilson, OL; Saginaw Valley State: Nick Whiteside, DB; Seton Hill: Daniel Morales, OL; Shaw: Tyrese Bobbitt, OL; Jay Boyd; Shepherd: Ronnie Brown, RB; Marlon Cook WR; Kyle Smith, DL; Brian Walker, OL; Shippensburg: Redd Douglas, AP; Shorter: Kyle Morlock, TE; Slippery Rock: Noah Grover, QB; Max Maciejewski, TE; Jeff Marx, DL; South Dakota Mines: Jeremiah Bridges, WR; Southeastern Oklahoma: De’Jante Granger, OL; Maalik Hall, Lb; Daulton Hatley, QB; Southern Arkansas: Jariq Scales, RB; Southern Nazarene: Cage Porter, QB; Texas A&M-Kingsville: Amos Coleman, DB; Texas Permian Basin: M.J. Link, WR; Tiffin: Charlie Cleveland, DL; Truman: Matt Hall, TE; Tusculum: Tommy Mahoney, OL; Tuskegee: Taurean Taylor, RB; Valdosta State: Seth McGill, AP; Virginia State: Willie Drew, DB; Matthew Foster, OL: Darius Hagans, RB; Virginia Union: Armonii Burden, DL; Justin Meade, OL; Virginia-Wise: Robert Carter, DB; Washburn: Andrew Funk, OL; Wayne State (Mich.): Blake Bustard, OL; Wayne State (Neb.): J’Von France, DB; Alex Powders, PK; West Alabama: Michael Anderson, LB; West Florida: Jacob Bruce, OL; Griffin Cerra, PK; David Durden, WR; Pooda Walker, DL; West Chester: Jackson Taylor, LB; West Georgia: Jaxton Carson, RB; Harrison Frost, QB; Deontae Overstreet, DB; Western Colorado: Alec Fonseca, PK; Darrius Gaines, DB; Western New Mexico: Jack Rasmussen, P; Western Oregon: Omari Dixon-Land, RB; Wheeling: Sy Alli, RB; Wingate: Marquise Fleming, DL; D.J. Horne, DE; Evan Surgeon, OL; Winona State: Payton Dachel, OL; Jaylen Schleicher, TE; Clay Schueffner, LB.
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