2 Bulldogs Are 1st team All-American

Tyler Renew made All-American as a Senior fullback.

Tyler Renew made All-American as a Senior fullback.

Dee Delaney made 1st Team All-American as a Sophomore

Dee Delaney made 1st Team All-American as a Sophomore

Eight SoCon Football Players Earn All-America Honors

Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 12/15/2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eight Southern Conference football student-athletes garnered STATS FCS All-America honors, it was announced Tuesday (Dec. 15). The Citadel fullback Tyler Renew and teammate Dee Delaney (defensive back) were selected to the first team along with Chattanooga offensive lineman Corey Levin.

The Mocs placed a pair on the second team as quarterback Jacob Huesman and Keionta Davis were selected for second-team honors. The Citadel’s Mitchell Jeter (defensive line), Furman’s Cory Magwood (linebacker) and Samford’s James Bradberry (defensive back) were chosen for the third team.

Renew appeared in all 13 games with nine starts and compiled 839 yards and five touchdowns on 162 carries. He ranked seventh in the Southern Conference in rushing yards, and his 5.18 yards-per-carry average was eighth. The Columbia, South Carolina, had his best game in his hometown, rushing for a career-high 174 yards and a career-high two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 23-22 win at South Carolina.

Delaney started all 13 games at cornerback and registered 46 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, five interceptions, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. The sophomore from Seabrook, South Carolina, was a first-team All-Southern Conference selection. His interception total led the SoCon, tied for eighth in FCS, and tied for sixth on The Citadel’s single-season list. He led the Southern Conference in total passes defended and in passes defended in conference play with nine.

Levin, the two-time Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Award winner was a third team Associated Press All-American in 2014. He is the first offensive lineman at UTC to earn multiple All-American honors since the FCS was formed in 1977.

Huesman, a quarterback from Chattanooga, made the second team. It the first 2015 All-American honor for the three time SoCon Offensive Player of the Year. Huesman ran for 1,244 yards and 13 touchdowns, while passing for 12 scores and 2,117 yards. He finished his career with nearly every offensive school record and joins Chris Sanders (1999-00) as the only QB at UTC to earn multiple All-American Awards.

Davis is a defensive lineman from Chattanooga who set the school record with 13.5 sacks. That number led the SoCon and tied for second in the FCS. Davis also led the SoCon with 17.0 TFLs.

Jeter was a constant presence in opponents’ backfields all season. The Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by the coaches, started all 13 games this season and collected 45 tackles, including 12.0 for loss with 8.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery. His sack total is the fourth-highest single-season output in program history. Jeter ranked second in the SoCon and 28th in FCS with an average of 0.65 sacks per game and tied for the conference lead with an average of 0.93 sacks in conference games, including 3.0 at Samford, the Bulldogs’ most against an FCS opponent since 2005 and tied for the highest single-game total in the SoCon this season.

Magwood, who last month was selected Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year by vote of the media, paced Furman and ranked ninth in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) with 127 tackles this season, including 4.5 for-loss. As a junior he led the SoCon and finished sixth nationally with 123 stops.

The 6-foot-2, 232-pound Varnville, S.C., native finished his Paladin career with 337 tackles, good for 17th all-time at Furman.

Bradberry, who was also named first team All-Southern Conference last month, registered 45 tackles, including 29 solo stops as a senior in 2015. He also had 4.0 tackles for loss, he picked off two passes and led the team with 11 pass break-ups.

Bradberry had a season-high eight tackles at Western Carolina. He also had seven tackles each in games against Central Arkansas and Louisville. Bradberry had interceptions in SoCon games against Furman and Mercer.

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