Hendrix's Winn Offensive Player of the Year again

17 Warriors make all-conference

 

The Hendrix College football team had 17 players named to the All-Southern Athletic Association teams on Tuesday, including the 2016 Offensive Player of the Year.

Senior running back Dayton Winn received the Offensive Player of the Year award for the second straight year.

Winn, senior quarterback Seth Peters, junior wide receiver Nate Hodapp, senior offensive lineman Brooks Billings, senior defensive end Gray Stanton and senior defensive end Tyler Clifton were named to the First Team.

Senior offensive lineman Trent Middleton and junior safety Michael Kramer were selected to the second team. Senior wide receiver Ethan Hoppe, junior wide receiver Ben Luedtke, senior tight end Doug Phillips, senior offensive linemen Max Cassidy, Jared Lincoln and Zach Tuttle, junior offensive lineman Sam Struebing, junior linebacker Jake Brantley and freshman defensive back Chad McGonigal were Honorable Mentions.

Winn, from Pea Ridge, ran the ball 174 times of 1,372 yards and 22 touchdowns. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry and 137.2 yards per game. He also had 33 catches for 298 yards and a touchdown, 85 punt return yards, including a score, and 133 yards on kick returns. Winn scored 144 points on 24 TDs and averaged 188.9 all-purpose yards per game. He ranked third in the nation in yards per carry, rushing TDs and scoring, fourth in all-purpose yards per game, 10th in rushing yards and 12th in yard per game.

Winn also led the SAA in rushing yards, rushing yards per game, yards per carry, rushing touchdowns, all-purpose yards per game and scoring. He was named a Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist on Monday. Winn was selected to the All-SAA First Team all four years and was the 2013 Newcomer of the Year.

Peters, from Greenbrier, was 225-for-303 passing for a 74 completion percentage, 3,013 yards, 26 touchdowns and a 182.8 efficiency. He also ran 82 times for 315 yards and three touchdowns. Peters led the nation in completion percentage and was third in efficiency, fifth in total offense yards, 10th in passing yards per game and 29th in passing touchdowns. He also ranked third in the SAA in yards per game and fourth in TDs. Peters was a First Team pick in 2014 and 2015 and was the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year.

Hodapp, from Mansfield, Texas, caught 72 passes for 1,016 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averaged 101.6 yards per game and 14.1 per catch. He ranked 10th in the country in receiving touchdowns, 26th in yards and 29th in yards per game. Hodapp was second in conference in yards, third in catches, fourth in touchdowns and ninth in yards per catch. Hodapp was a 2015 All-SAA Honorable Mention.

Billings, from Cypress, Texas, was the starting left guard and helped the Warriors to NCAA Division III record 600 yards of total offense per game. The Hendrix offense also ranked third in the nation passing offense, fourth in first downs and seventh in scoring. The Warriors led the SAA in rushing, passing and scoring. Billings was a First Team selection in 2015 as well.

Stanton, from Fort Smith, recorded 59 tackles, 12.5 for a loss of 55 yards and 4.5 sacks for 31 yards. He also recorded four pass breakups and recovered a fumble. Stanton ranked third in the SAA in tackles for loss, tied for seventh in sacks and 19th in tackles. He was a 2015 Honorable Mention.

Clifton, from Sallisaw, Okla., had 44 tackles, 12 for a loss of 55 yards and 5.5 sacks for 40 yards. He also forced two fumbles. Clifton tied for fourth in the league in sacks and tackles for loss. Clifton was a First Team selection last year.

Middleton, from Marshall, was the starting right tackle for the dominant Warrior offense. He was an All-SAA Second Team selection 2014 and 2015.

Kramer, from Heber Springs, led the Warriors with 74 tackles. He also had a tackle for loss, half a sack, one interception and five pass breakups. Kramer was 10th in the conference in tackles.

Hoppe, from Highland, had 48 catches for 716 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 14.9 yards per catch and 71.6 per game. He ranked sixth in the SAA in yards per catch, 10th in yards, 11th in receptions and tied for 11th in touchdowns. Hoppe was a 2015 Honorable Mention.

Luedtke, from Frisco, Texas, recorded 27 catches for 466 yards and six touchdowns while averaging 17.3 yards per catch and 51.8 yards per game. He also averaged 25.2 yards per kickoff return with a touchdown. Luedtke ranked second in the league in yards per catch and kick return average and was 10th in receiving touchdowns. Luedtke was a 2014 All-SAA Second Team selection and an Honorable Mention a year ago.

Phillips, from Atlanta, Ga., caught five passes for 31 yards and touchdown. He also helped block for the Warriors’ record-setting offense. Phillips was a 2014 All-SAA Second Team pick.

Cassidy, from Plano, Texas, was the starting center for the Warriors outstanding offense. He was an Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015.

Lincoln, from Atlanta, Texas, was the starting left tackle for the dominant offensive line. Lincoln was a 2015 Honorable Mention.

Tuttle from Hurst, Texas, was the starting right guard for Hendrix’ prolific offense.

Struebing, from Springdale., played all five positions on the offensive line and tight end for the Warriors. Struebing was a 2015 Honorable Mention at tight end.

Brantley, from Kilgore, Texas, recorded 66 tackles, 9.5 for a loss of 26 and 3.5 sacks for 16 yards with a forced fumble. He was eighth in the SAA in tackles for loss, tied for 11th in sacks and 13th in tackles. Brantley was a 2015 Honorable Mention.

McGonigal, from Little Rock, recorded 33 tackles, two for a loss of four yards, five interceptions, five pass breakups and two fumbles recovered. He was 27th in the country in interceptions per game and second in the SAA in interceptions.

 

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