Florida Tech’s Adonis Davis, J.T. Hassell Receive All-America Nods from D2Football.com
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // January 5, 2019
fourth All-America award received by Hassell
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech football’s Adonis Davis and J.T. Hassell were named to the D2Football.com All-America Teams. Hassell earned Second Team All-America honors while Davis was placed on the honorable mention team.
This is Davis’ first All-America nod following a 2018 season in which he finished as the GSC leader in tackles for loss (18.0) and sacks (8), while also tying for the league lead in forced fumbles with three.
The Columbus, Ohio native also recorded 75 tackles, including 47 solo stops, three QB hurries, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.
Davis was recognized on the D2CCA All-Region First Team for the second year in a row this season and earned First Team All-GSC honors for the third time in his career. Additionally, he finished sixth in voting for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year award.
Davis concluded his Florida Tech career as the program leader in single-season sacks (8.0), total sacks (23.0), single-season tackles for loss (21.0) and total tackles for loss (55.0).
This is the fourth All-America award received by Hassell this year. He was also selected a First Team All-American by both the AFCA and the D2CCA and a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press.
The Titusville, Florida product paced the GSC this season in tackles (124), solo tackles (76), tackles per game (10.3) and forced fumbles (3). Hassell’s totals for tackles and solo stops are both school records.
Additionally, he finished the year ranking sixth in the league in tackles for loss (9.5) and seventh in sacks (4.5). This season, Hassell set school records for tackles in a season (124), solo tackles in a season (76), tackles in a single game (20.0), and sacks in a single game (4.0).
Hassell was named the GSC Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-GSC selection in 2018. He was also recently tagged a finalist for the 2018 Cliff Harris Award, presented to the Small College Defensive Player of the Year, and was a nominee for the 2018 Harlon Hill Division II Player of the Year award.
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