Eleven Bulldogs Named To All-PFL Teams

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Eleven members of the Drake University football team have been selected to the All-Pioneer Football League teams as voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Bulldogs had four student-athletes selected to the first team, one to the second team and six earned honorable-mention honors. Fifth-year senior John Hugunin (Oswego, Ill.) claimed the fourth All-PFL accolade of his career and his second first team honor. The linebacker set a PFL record with nine forced fumbles, while leading the Bulldogs with 116 tackles, ranking 20th in the nation, to go with 15 tackles for loss. Junior defensive lineman Mack Marrin (Mendota Heights, Minn.) recorded 12.5 tackles for loss and a PFL-best 8.5 sacks­–ranking 15th in the nation–in addition to his 49 tackles to earn first team honors after being named PFL Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and All-PFL honorable mention in 2014. Drake had two representatives on the offensive first team in fifth-year offensive lineman Jack Beck (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and senior tight end Eric Saubert (Hoffman Estates, Ill.). Beck started every game at right tackle after earning honorable mention All-PFL honors in 2014. Saubert led the Bulldog receiving corps with 55 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns. Junior running back Conley Wilkins (Overland Park, Kan.) was the lone Bulldog to garner All-PFL second team honors, as he was the only rusher to average over a 100 yards per game in league play, recording 104.8 yards per game. Wilkins finished the season with 834 yards rushing, nine touchdowns and 105 receiving yards. Drake’s six All-PFL honorable mention selections included one offensive player, three defenders and two special team players. Punter Cam Bohnert (Edmond, Okla.), cornerback Brad Duwe (Dubuque, Iowa), safety Bob Quilico, Jr. (Schaumburg, Ill.), quarterback Andy Rice (Stevens Point, Wis.), long snapper Michael Vankat (Omaha, Neb.) and defensive lineman Al Wegener (Overland Park, Kan.) received honorable mention All-PFL honors. Ten of the 11 league members had at least one student-athlete named first-team All-PFL with league co-champion Dayton leading the way with seven first-team honorees. In addition to the 59 student-athletes recognized on the league’s first and second teams, 72 student-athletes received honorable mention recognition. The Academic All-PFL team, highlighted by the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, will be released Wednesday, concluding the league’s awards week. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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