Florida Tech’s Fab Five: Recognized With D2CCA All-Super Region Two Honors
By Florida Tech // December 1, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – On Tuesday, the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association released its All-Super Region Two teams for the 2015 season, with five members of the Florida Tech squad making the cut.
Selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) who represent Division II football schools in the region, these players embody some of the finest student-athletes in the Gulf South, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic and South Atlantic Conferences, as well as three independent institutions.
After breaking onto the scene in 2015 with 43 receptions for 787 yards and a GSC-leading 10 touchdowns, Kenny Johnston reeled in the lone first team tight end spot.
The Panthers other first team honoree came from the other side of the ball, as 2015 GSC Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Sanders locked down a spot on the first team defensive line.
The Ohio native led the conference in tackles for loss with 18.0 and tied for third in sacks with 6.5. The former Kent State Golden Flash tallied 59 total tackles, second most on the team.
First team honorees advance to the D2CCA All-American ballot.
Johnston and Sanders are joined by three teammates who garnered second team recognition.
Cornerback Manny Abad added a second team all-super region selection to his First Team All-GSC nod. The Cuban native tied for second in the conference with 11 passes defensed, including 10 breakups. Abad also intercepted one pass and registered 39 total tackles.
Guard Kevin Delgado was the lone member of the Panther offensive line bestowed with all-super region honors. Delgado was a key cog in setting up one of the GSC’s most dynamic offenses, leading to a first all-conference selection.
Rounding out the Panther selections was Gabe Hughes, who registered 566 receiving yards and a trio of trips to the end zone in 2015. Hughes is one of five players named who returns as an all-super region honoree.
FIT’s five selections was the fourth most among all Super Region Two teams, with three teams garnering six honorees.
The Panthers joined West Georgia as the only two teams with at least one selection on each team.