Three FIT Panthers Selected For All-Super Region 2 By D-2 Conference Commissioner’s Association
By Florida Tech // December 5, 2016
Johnston and Stapleton earn first team
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Three members of the Florida Tech football team have been named All-Super Region 2 by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association, with tight end Kenny Johnston and linebacker Chris Stapleton being selected to the first team and running back Antwuan Haynes receiving second team distinction.
Johnston repeats as the only tight end to receive first team honors after being named the top tight end in the super region a year ago.
The Jacksonville, Florida native ranked fifth in the Gulf South Conference in receiving yards per game at 70.6, while his 21.6 yards per catch were a league high. Johnston’s seven receiving touchdowns tied for fifth most in the GSC.
Stapleton is one of four linebackers named to the first team, adding the laurel to four consecutive All-GSC selections, including a first team nod in 2016. The senior ranked second in the conference in tackles with 8.2 per game, registering 6.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a pair of interceptions.
Following a sensational sophomore season, Haynes earned one of two running back sports on the second team. The Plantation High School product led the GSC in rushing at 97.9 yards per game, while his 162.1 all-purpose yards per contest was second only to Mississippi College’s Marcel Newson.
Haynes also ranked third in the league in rushing touchdowns, tying teammate Trevor Sand with 10.
As first team honorees, Johnston and Stapleton have been nominated for consideration for the D2CCA All-American team, which will be announced at a later date.