Florida Tech’s J.T. Hassell Named Finalist For Cliff Harris Award, Presented To Defensive Player of the Year

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presented to the small college defensive player of the year

Florida Tech linebacker J.T. Hassell has been selected a finalist for the 6th annual Cliff Harris Award by the Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright Lindsey Jennings. (FIT Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech linebacker J.T. Hassell has been selected a finalist for the 6th annual Cliff Harris Award by the Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright Lindsey Jennings.

The prestigious Cliff Harris Award presented to the small college defensive player of the year representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA colleges and universities. In addition to the Cliff Harris Award overall winner, the top vote-getter from each division will also be announced.

Hassell is one of 81 finalists for the Cliff Harris Award, and is one of 31 Division II players up for the honor.

It’s been quite a year for Hassell, a redshirt-senior out of Titusville, Florida. He was named the GSC Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in tackles (124), solo tackles (76) and forced fumbles (3).

Hassell received First Team All-GSC honors for the first in his career this season. Additionally, he was tabbed a First Team All-American by both the AFCA and D2CCA. Hassell was also a nominee for the Harlon Hill Division II Player of the Year Award.

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An overall winner of the Cliff Harris Award will be announced on Dec. 24 and honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s annual awards banquet on January 10, 2019. The winner will receive the $3,000 Cliff Harris Award trophy presented by Cliff Harris.

For more information on the Cliff Harris Award as well as to see the full list of nominees for this year’s award, go to www.CliffHarrisAward.com

For the latest news, updates and information on the Florida Tech football team, visit FloridaTechSports.com

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