Four Northeast Conference players found themselves listed amongst the best in New England for the 2014 season.
The New England Football Writers Association recently unveiled its regional all-star team, which included Bryant’s Jeff Covitz, Sacred Heart’s Troy Moore, Central Connecticut’s Rob Hollomon and Sacred Heart’s Gordon Hill.
Covitz has become a staple on the All-New England Team in recent years. The 2014 NEC Defensive Player of the Year earned his third consecutive selection to the all-star team. The 6-foot-2 defensive end wrapped up his career with an NEC-record 29.5 sacks and a program-record 66.0 tackles for a loss. Covitz, who played in 45 career games, became the first player in Bryant history to be named to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List.
Hill made his first appearance on the All-New England Team following a sensational senior season. The SHU safety made a team-high 104 tackles and was a key component on a defense that ranked amongst the nation’s top-10 leaders in both yards and points allowed. In 12 games, he logged 14.5 tackles for a loss (a league-high mark amongst NEC DBs), 6.0 sacks and two interceptions. He was the team’s top tackler in each of its three contests against top-25 opponents.
Moore, the 2013 NEC Defensive Player of the Year, played at the front end of SHU’s nationally-ranked defense. The senior tackle consistently drew double, and sometimes triple, teams from opponents and finished the season with 64 stops.
Hollomon earned on of the three running back slots on the All-New England Team after completing a stellar career at CCSU. The Philadelphia product became the first Blue Devils ever to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark in three consecutive seasons. He ran for 1,116 yards on 228 attempts in 2014 and accumulated 1,828 all-purpose yards while playing in 11 games. During the season he became CCSU’s all-time leader in career rushing yards and finished with a career total of 3,672 yards.