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Hanover Area‚??s Clarke nets AP honors


February 19. 2013 10:03PM
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Bloomsburg offensive lineman Brian Clarke, a Hanover Area graduate, was chosen as a second teamer on the AP Little All-America team.


Clarke was also named an All-American by Daktronics and BSN, but the junior is a first time selection to the Little All-America team. Clarke is a national finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award for the top lineman in Division II.


Shippensburg quarterback Zach Zulli and Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh lead the AP first team.


The Little All-America team honors players from Division II, III and NAIA.


Zulli tied a Division II record with 54 touchdowns passes, set a record for TDs responsible for with 56 and threw for 4,747 yards.


Quiteh, a Little All-American in 2010 as a freshman, went over 2,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career. He leads Division II in rushing at 176.8 yards per game and has scored 24 touchdowns.


Michael Hill of St. Joseph, Mo., another Harlon Hill Trophy finalist as the top player in Division II, and the second-leading rusher in D-II behind Quiteh, was selected to the first-team. Hill averages 154.9 yards rushing.


Mount St. Joseph running back James Clay, who leads Division III with 212 yards per game, also was a first-team selection.


The Little All-American receivers are Jeff Janis from Saginaw Valley and Isaiah Voegeli from Merrimack. Janis caught 106 passes for 1,635 yards and 17 TDs. Voegeli leads Division II with 150 yards receiving per game.


The Little All-American offensive line is led by Ryan Schraeder from Valdosta State. Curtis James of St. Thomas, Minn., was also picked for the offensive line.


The other offensive linemen selected to the first team were: Garth Heikkinen of Minnesota-Duluth; Manase Foketi of West Texas A&M and Mark Jackson of Glenville State.


Pittsburg State receiver/kick returner John Brown was selected as an all-purpose player.


The kicker was Sergio Castillo of West Texas A&M.


The defense was highlighted by Missouri Southern tackle Brandon Williams, an NFL prospect.


Ethan Westbrooks of West Texas A&M has 19.5 sacks to lead Division II. B.J. Stevens of California, Pa., leads D-II with 1.32 sacks per game. D.J. Chappell of Division III Huntingdon completes the defensive line.


The linebackers are Corey Johnson of Catawba, Leron Furr of Fort Valley State and Ronnell Williams of West Chester.


Defensive back Rontez Miles of gave California, Pa., two players on the first-team defense. Jack Moro of St. Cloud State leads Division II with 11 interceptions. Trelan Taylor of Chadron State is tied for second with eight picks.




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