ATLANTA—The 2011 Don Hansen All-Super Region Two Team was recently released and 25 football standouts from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) were selected to this year’s team.

The SIAC had eight first team selections, including on two on offense, five on defense, and one on special teams, led by Morehouse running back David Carter and Albany State linebacker Jamarkus Gaskins. Other first team selections include Kentucky State wide receiver Rapahel Amey on offense as well as Clark Atlanta defensive linemen Darel Strong, Stillman defensive lineman Jeremy Hall, Albany State defensive back Rashad McRae, and Morehouse defensive back Justin Oliver on defense along with Fort Valley State punter Marquette King.

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Carter, a junior from Marietta, GA, led the SIAC with 1,495 rushing yards and scoring with 19 touchdowns while finishing fourth in Division II at 149.5 yards per game. The 2011 SIAC Player of the Year set an NCAA Division II record for most rushing yards in a half with 251 yards in the first half against Fort Valley State.

Gaskins, a senior from Tifton, GA, was a key anchor of the Golden Rams’ “Dirty Blue” defense, recording 73 tackles (42 solo) with 17.5 tackles for loss (75 yards) in 12 games. The 2011 SIAC Defensive Player of the Year finished with a league-leading 11 sacks, finishing 19th in the nation in sacks per game. He also had five pass breakups, three fumble recoveries for 67 yards, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.

Amey finished the 2011 season with 68 catches and 1,038 yards, both of which led the SIAC while catching seven touchdowns. Strong and Hall both ranked among the league leaders in tackles for loss with 17.5 and 15.5, respectively. McRae led the SIAC with 14 pass breakups, including five interceptions, while Oliver, who also had five interceptions, tied for third with 11. With 60 punts for 2,582 yards, King led the SIAC with a 43.0 yard punting average, which ranked fifth in Division II.

The SIAC placed ten players on the second team and seven players on the third team. Nine of the 10 SIAC football-playing institutions were represented on this year’s team led by Fort Valley State with six selections. Albany State and Morehouse both had four selections while Kentucky State and Lane each had three. Stillman had two selections while Benedict, Clark Atlanta, and Miles each had one.

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.

The first-team and second-team All-Region selections advance to a national ballot from which the 2011 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America team will be named later this month. A total of 106 players earned some form of Don Hansen All-Super Region Two honors.

 

2011 Don Hansen All-Super Region Two Team

 

First Team Offense

POS     NAME                                HT    WT     YR     SCHOOL                               HOMETOWN

QB       Micah Davis                       6-2    200    SR     Delta State                            Wesson, Miss.

FB        Isaiah Whitaker                   5-10  195    FR-RS Lenoir-Rhyne                         Salisbury, N.C.

RB        David Carter                      5-10  225    JR      Morehouse                           Marietta, Ga.

RB        Jonas Randolph                 5-10  185    SR     Mars Hill                                Daleville, Ala.

WR       Raphael Amey                   6-1    185    SR     Kentucky State                     Dumfries, Va.

WR       Chris Bowden                     6-2    190    JR      Wingate                                Forsyth, Ga.

WR       Mo William                         5-7    144    JR      North Alabama                      Atlanta, Ga.

TE        Josh Crumpton                  6-3    245    SR     Mars Hill                                Pickens, S.C.

AP        Denarius Appling                5-7    140    SO     West Georgia                        Griffin, Ga.

C          Darrell Leopold                  6-2    305    SR     Delta State                            Laurel, Miss.

OG       Edmund Kugbila                6-4    368    JR      Valdosta State                      Lawrenceville, Ga.

OG       Kyle Thornton                     6-4    345    SR     North Alabama                      Dallas, Texas

OT        Tyler Hodgson                   6-6    275    SR     Mars Hill                                Woodstock, Ga.

OT        Chandler Rearden               6-1    265    SR     Lenoir-Rhyne                         Greenwood, S.C.

PK        Colin Corpe                        6-2    180    SR     Lenoir-Rhyne                         Ocala, Fla.

 

First Team Defense

POS     NAME                                HT    WT     YR     SCHOOL                               HOMETOWN

DE       Zeke Andrews                    6-0    260    SR     Carson-Newman                    Eastman, Ga.

DE       Terrence Smith                   6-6    240    SR     Tusculum                              Riverdale, Ga.

DE        Darel Strong                      6-4    250    SR     Clark Atlanta                         Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

DG/DT  Jeremy Hall                       6-0    269    SO     Stillman                               Montgomery, Ala.

DG/DT  Robbie Mayers                   6-3    285    SR     Delta State                            Laurel, Miss.

LB        Marcus Dowtin                   6-2    226    SR     North Alabama                      Upper Marlboro, Md.

LB        Jamarkus Gaskins             6-2    217    SR     Albany State                         Tifton, Ga.

LB        Deon Lacey                       6-2    208    JR      West Alabama                       Brighton, Ala.

LB        Prince Simunyu                  6-1    230    SR     Brevard                                 Wake Forest, N.C.

S          Harrison Dreiling                 5-11  193    SR     Valdosta State                      Augusta, Ga.

S          Rashad McRae                  5-10  195    SR     Albany State                         Douglas, Ga.

CB        Dominique Davenport         5-10  180    SR     Delta State                            Baldwyn, Miss.

CB        Justin Oliver                     6-1    190    JR      Morehouse                           Pennsauken, N.J.

P          Marquette King                  6-1    191    SR     Fort Valley State                   Macon, Ga.

RS        Janoris Jenkins                  5-10  183    SR     North Alabama                      Pahokee, Fla.

 

Second Team Offense

POS     NAME                                HT    WT     YR     SCHOOL                               HOMETOWN

QB       Lee Chapple                       6-1    190    SR     North Alabama                      Alpharetta, Ga.

QB       Willy Korn                          6-2    201    SR     North Greenville                     Lyman, S.C.

FB        Jake Woerner                     6-1    220    FR     Brevard                                 Tiger, Ga.

RB        Travis Daniels                    5-10  205    SR     North Carolina-Pembroke       Washington, N.C.

RB        Matthew Willis                    5-8    205    JR      West Alabama                       Collins, Miss.

WR       Rashaad Carter                  6-3    205    SR     Tusculum                              Stone Mountain, Ga.

WR       Chance Dennis                   6-3    200    SR     Delta State                            Houston, Texas

WR       Deonte Gist                       5-9    175    SR     Tusculum                              Wellford, S.C.

WR       Christopher Slaughter       6-3    170    JR      Fort Valley State                   Fort Valley, Ga.

TE        Brandon Ellington               6-5    235    SO     Wingate                                Wilmington, N.C.

TE        Jovan Washington            6-1    211    SR     Kentucky State                     Cleveland, Ohio

AP        Brandon Lucas                   5-8    181    JR      Delta State                            Covington, Ga.

C          Jamie Dixon                       6-1    265    SR     North Alabama                      Muscle Shoals, Ala.

OG       Nick Allison                        6-4    290    FR-RS Mars Hill                                Asheville, N.C.

OG       Jessie Mitchell                  6-3    345    SR     Kentucky State                     East St. Louis, Ill.

OT        Mike Arndt                         6-4    290    SR     Wingate                                Matthews, N.C.

OT        Ryan Schraeder                  6-7    319    JR      Valdosta State                      Wichita, Kan.

OT        Mesh Wokomaty                6-6    308    JR      Valdosta State                      Dallas, Ga.

PK        Davis Brackett                   6-9    172    JR      West Georgia                        Marietta, Ga.

Second Team Defense

POS     NAME                                HT    WT     YR     SCHOOL                               HOMETOWN

DE        Kyle Hurt                           6-4    265    SR     Lane                                     Memphis, Tenn.

DE       Mark Hoskins                     6-2    280    SR     Delta State                            Louisville, Miss.

DE       Kevin Johnson                   6-3    215    SR     Mars Hill                                Valdosta, Ga.

DG/DT  Chigbo Anunoby               6-6    300    SR     Morehouse                           Jefferson City, Mo.

DG/DT  CJ Barksdale                     6-2    250    FR     Catawba                                Simpsonville, S.C.

DG/DT  Lawrence Virgil                   6-3    286    SO     Valdosta State                      Quitman, Ga.

LB        Courtney Daniels               6-0    227    SR     Fort Valley State                   Eatonton, Ga.

LB        Apollo Stretch                    6-2    245    JR      Newberry                               Columbia, S.C.

LB        Ixavier Triplett                     6-1    225    SO     Delta State                            Hillsboro, Miss.

LB        Fred Williams                     6-3    230    JR      North Carolina-Pembroke       Fayetteville, N.C.

S          Tyren Futch                       6-0    200    JR      Lane                                     Indianapolis, Ind.

S          Michael Green                    6-0    175    SO     Lenoir-Rhyne                         Kingsland, Ga.

S          Tyrell Kinder                     5-10  162    FR     Miles                                    Jackson, Ala.

S          Jamarius Robinson             5-11  194    SR     North Greenville                     Edgemoor, S.C.

CB        Marvin James                     5-9    175    FR-RS Mars Hill                                Macon, Ga.

CB        Janoris Jenkins                  5-10  183    SR     North Alabama                      Pahokee, Fla.

CB        Dwight Tillman                    5-11  190    SR     Delta State                            Baltimore, Md.

P          Andrew Jones                    6-0    185    JR      Delta State                            Madison, Miss.

P          Eric Watts                          6-4    220    SR     Brevard                                 Powhatan, Va.

P          Jack Fulford                      5-10  226    SR     Valdosta State                      Waycross, Ga.

P          Ronnie Partridge               5-10  180    SR     Stillman                               Ridge Spring, S.C.

RS        DeMario Barber                 5-9    185    SR     Fort Valley State                   Ashburn, Ga.

Third Team Offense

POS     NAME                                HT    WT     YR     SCHOOL                               HOMETOWN

QB       Luke Charles                      6-1    205    SO     North Carolina-Pembroke       Murphy, N.C.

RB        Nate Inman                         5-10  215    SR     Carson-Newman                    Fitzgerald, Ga.

RB        Teryan Rucker                    5-8    180    SO     North Greenville                     Gainsville, Ga.

WR       Dimitri Holmes                   5-10  165    FR     Mars Hill                                Athens, Ga.

WR       Tristan Purifoy                    6-0    185    SR     North Alabama                      Hanceville, Ala.

WR       Ronnie Tubbs                   6-3    180    JR      Albany State                         Yazoo City, Miss.

WR       Gerald Worsham                5-9    186    SR     West Alabama                       Birmingham, Ala.

WR       Freddie Martino, Jr.            6-0    193    SO     North Greenville                     North, S.C.

TE        Cody Harrington                 6-5    250    SR     North Carolina-Pembroke       Garner, N.C.

AP        Kelvin Jeter                        5-7    155    SO     Brevard                                 Gastonia, N.C.

C          Chase Gamble                   6-3    280    SR     Newberry                               Dallas, N.C.

C          Marlon Jones                    5-11  300    JR      Morehouse                           Powder Springs, Ga.

OG       Andy Nations                     6-6    347    JR      West Alabama                       Pascagoula, Miss.

OG       Chase Sherman                  6-4    285    SR     Delta State                            D’Iberville, Miss.

OT        Kendall Hunter                    6-6    338    JR      Delta State                            Mound Bayou, Miss.

OT        Lamar Young                     6-5    305    JR      Delta State                            Jonesboro, Ga.

PK        Taylor Baskett                    5-11  205    SR     North Carolina-Pembroke       Fayetteville, N.C.

Third Team Defense

POS     NAME                                HT    WT     YR     SCHOOL                               HOMETOWN

DE        Justin Blash                      6-5    300    JR      Albany State                         Alma, Ga.

DE       Anthony Daniels                 6-3    295    SR     Delta State                            Detroit, Mich.

DE       Josh Lewis                         6-5    234    SR     West Alabama                       Northport, Ala.

DE        Emanuel Williams             6-3    230    SR     Fort Valley State                   Baxley, Ga.

DG/DT  Cedric Hall                         6-4    250    SR     North Alabama                      Carthage, Miss.

DG/DT  Jamaa Massaline               6-0    260    SR     Benedict                               Sebring, Fla.

DG/DT  Mark Smith                        6-2    290    SR     North Greenville                     Greer, S.C.

LB        Demetrius Green                5-11  190    JR      Lenoir-Rhyne                         Cedartown, Ga.

LB        Cory Jones                        6-2    240    JR      Lane                                     Compton, Calif.

LB        Lakeem Perry                     6-0    225    SR     Catawba                                Louisburg, N.C.

LB        Rudy Cabral                       6-3    230    JR      Mars Hill                                Fairview, N.C.

S          Ricky Johnson                  6-1    200    SR     Fort Valley State                   Atlanta, Ga.

S          Nick Rosamonda                6-1    212    SR     North Greenville                     Debary, Fla.

CB        Jereme Green                     5-10  190    SR     North Greenville                     Charleston, S.C.

CB        Isaiah Johnson                   5-11  210    JR      North Greenville                     Fort Lawn, S.C.

CB        Matt Pierce                        5-10  198    JR      Valdosta State                      New Orleans, La.

CB        Jumal Rolle                        6-0    185    JR      Catawba                                Wilson, N.C.

RS        Michael Green                    6-0    175    SO     Lenoir-Rhyne                         Kingsland, Ga.

Ben Baxter
Assistant Commissioner for Communications & New Media
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)