Three Florida Tech Football Players Earn Don Hansen All-Super Region 2 Honors
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // January 16, 2019
Romell Guerrier, J.T. Hassell, Adonis Davis honored
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Don Hansen Football Committee released its 2018 NCAA Division II All-Super Region 2 squad and three Panthers are among the list of honorees.
Romell Guerrier and J.T. Hassell were selected First Team All-Super Region 2, while Adonis Davis earned second-team recognition.
The first-team and second-team All-Region selections advance to a national ballot from which the 2018 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America team will be selected.
Guerrier is coming off a breakout season for the Florida Tech offense en route to being tabbed a First Team All-GSC selection for the first time in his career. He also earned First Team All-Region 2 honors from the D2CCA for his efforts this season.
The redshirt-senior wide receiver finished the season ranking first in the GSC in receptions (59), receptions per game (4.9), receiving yards (1,062), receiving yards per game (88.5), and receiving touchdowns (13). Guerrier also ranked eighth in the league in average yards per catch (18.0).
The Miami, Florida product’s 13 touchdowns are a program single-season record, while his 1,062 yards and 59 receptions rank second and third, respectively, in the school single-season record book.
The accolades continue to roll in for Davis, who was recently tabbed an Honorable Mention All-American by D2Football.com.
The redshirt-senior also received First Team All-Region 2 laurels from D2CCA for the second year in a row, as well as 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 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 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).
The All-Super Region 2 selection joins a long list of awards received by Hassell following arguably the best season by any defensive player in program history.
His impressive campaign resulted in the linebacker being named the GSC Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-GSC selection. He was also tagged a finalist for the 2018 Cliff Harris Award, presented to the Small College Defensive Player of the Year.
Additionally, Hassell earned All-American honors from four different organizations this year. He was selected a First Team All-American by both the AFCA and the D2CCA and a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press and D2Football.com.
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).
The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010.
Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988. Don Hansen’s Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003.
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