Florida Tech’s Kenny Johnston Picks Up Another All-American Honor, Named Second-Team By D2CCA
By Florida Tech // December 16, 2016
Florida native ranked fifth in the Gulf South Conference in receiving yards
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Exactly one week after being named Florida Tech’s first-ever AFCA All-American honoree, Panther tight end Kenny Johnston continues to rack up accolades, adding a Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Second Team All-American selection on Wednesday.
Johnston is one of two tight ends in the nation to receive D2CCA All-American status, joining first teamer Adam Shaheen of Ashland. 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.
This is the fourth-career All-American award for the former Stanton Prep star. In addition to last week’s AFCA selection, Johnston was tabbed to the FootballGameplan.com Preseason All-American squad before the 2016 season and pulled down Don Hansen All-American laurels a season ago.
In addition to Johnston’s recognition, former Panther tight end Gabe Hughes was bestowed with All-American distinction following the 2015 season by D2Football.com
The D2CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education.
The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.