Somerset, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Saint Francis running back Khairi Dickson
and Bryant defensive end Jeff Covitz were named the Northeast Conference’s
offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, on Wednesday.
Dickson is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award which honors the outstanding
player in the FCS. Covitz is a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award which
honors the nation’s outstanding defensive player.
Sacred Heart’s Mark Nofri was named the NEC’s coach of the year for a second
straight season. His squad earned a share of the conference title with Wagner
as well as the NEC’s automatic bid to the FCS playoffs for a second conseuctive
The rookies of the year were Saint Francis running back Marcus Bagley (offense)
and Duquesne linebacker Nathan Stone (defense).
2014 ALL-NEC FOOTBALL
QB – RJ Noel, Sacred Heart, So.
RB – Rob Hollomon, Central Connecticut, Sr.
RB – Khairi Dickson, Saint Francis, Jr.
WR – Tyler Dube, Sacred Heart, Sr.
WR – Chris King, Duquesne, Jr.
WR – Chad Ward, Bryant, Jr.
TE/HB – Bryant Watts, Wagner, Sr.
OL – David Fredrickson, Wagner, Sr.
OL – Colin Gdula, Saint Francis, Sr.
OL – Jaime Martinez, Sacred Heart, Sr.
OL – Abe M’Bodj, Bryant, Jr.
OL – George Smith, Bryant, So.
DL – Jeff Covitz, Bryant, Sr.
DL – Al Page, Wagner, Sr.
DL – Troy Moore, Sacred Heart, Sr.
DL – Zach Zidian, Duquesne, Jr.
LB – Bishop Neal, Saint Francis, Sr.
LB – James Rentz, Sacred Heart, So.
LB – Nathan Stone, Duquesne, Fr.
LB – Max Wassel, Wagner, Sr.
DB – Chris Abner, Central Connecticut, Sr.
DB – Jarrett Dieudonne, Wagner, Sr.
DB – Gordon Hill, Sacred Heart, Sr.
DB – Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis, So.
FIRST-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK – Lance Geesey, Saint Francis, So.
P – Zach Drayer, Saint Francis, So.
RS – Devin Rahming, Duquesne, Sr.