Don Hansen Names Four To All-Region Two Team
Brookfield, Ill. — The Don Hansen Football Committee has released the 2013 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Two squad today and included for North Greenville Crusaders on the list.
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. Don Hansen’s Football Gazette began selecting Division IIAll-Region squads in 2003.
The first-team and second-team All-Region selections advance to a national ballot from which the 2013 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America team will be named in January.
Senior wide receiver Freddie Martino was named First Team All-Super Region Two after using 2013 as a statement year, setting an NCAA Division II record for receptions in a season with 146 catches for 1,680 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The North, SC native was a four-year starter for the Crusaders and has cemented his place in the record books at North Greenville. Since the 2010 season, Martino has played in 48 games, catching 296 passes for 3,766 yards and 26 touchdowns while also scoring 5 times on the ground.
Sophomore running back Trey Walker earned Second Team All-Super Region Two honors as an all-purpose player. Walker led the Crusaders in rushing, carrying the ball 170 times for 877 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while being the team’s third leading receiver with 30 receptions for 253 yards and three scores through the air.
A pair of Crusaders were also named to the All-Super Region Two Third Team as senior center Jake Morris earned the honor after starting all 10 games played and leading an offensive line unit that helped the offense to 412.5 yards per game, including 120.6 rushing yards per game and 291.8 yards per game through the air while allowing just 18 sacks on the season.
Sophomore defensive lineman Antonio Barron, a native of Landrum, SC, was also on the third team after a breakout season which saw him total 53 tackles from the nose guard and defensive tackle positions, including eight tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and four quarterback hurries in 10 games.