Linebacker and Offensive Guard Represent #NECFB in AP All-America Arena

Two all-Northeast Conference football players received All-America plaudits from the Associated Press.

Duquesne senior guard Ben Huss, who has been a mainstay up front for what’s perennially been one of the league’s most high-powered offenses, earned a spot on the AP All-America Second Team.

Bryant junior linebacker Tom Costigan, the 2017 NEC Defensive Player of the Year, garnered Third Team All-America honors from the AP.

Neither athlete had received All-America honors from the AP prior to this season, but Huss was named a STATS FCS Third Team All-American as a junior in 2016.

Huss makes its three straight seasons during which a Duquesne Duke has made an AP All-America Team. Linebacker Christian Kuntz, a two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Year, earned second team status in both 2015 and 2016.

Costigan is the first Bryant Bulldog to snag an AP All-America selection since 2014 when lineman Jeff Covitz, the program’s all-time sacks leader, earned a spot on the Third Team Defense.


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NEC Associated Press FCS All-Americans Since 2010…

DB Lorenzo Jerome SFU 1st Team
WR Kamron Lewis SFU 2nd Team
LB Christian Kuntz DUQ 2nd Team

LB Christian Kuntz DUQ 2nd Team

DB Jarrett Dieudonne WAG 2nd Team
DL Jeff Covitz BRY 3rd Team

RB Kyle Harbridge SFU 3rd Team
DB JD Roussel SHU 3rd Team

WR Jordan Harris BRY 2nd Team

DB Serge Kona DUQ 3rd Team

TE Shadrae King RMU 1st Team
OL Corey Konycki RMU 2nd Team

#NECFB Places Four on All-New England Team

Four Northeast Conference players found themselves listed amongst the best in New England for the 2014 season.

SHU safety Gordon Hill totaled 26 tackles during the Pioneers' two wins over top-25 teams.

SHU safety Gordon Hill totaled 26 tackles during the Pioneers’ two wins over top-25 teams.

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.