LANCASTER, Pa. – Jordan Zackery, Brendan Wengerter and Sam Dickinson were named to the D3Football.com All-South Region Team announced Tuesday morning. Zackery earned second team honors as a return specialist while Wengerter and Dickinson landed on the third team.
The team, selected in balloting by South Region athletic communication directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 257 nominations by Division III member schools.
Zackery (York, Pa. / William Penn) picks up his first all-region honor and second postseason award this year, earning First Team All-Centennial Conference accolades as both a receiver and returner. He put together the second best punt return average in the country during the regular season with an 18.9 average and also scored on two punt returns. Zackery added 573 yards on 23 kick returns and took over the top spot in F&M history for all-purpose yards in a season with 1,730.
Wengerter (Cresskill, N.J. / Cresskill) also earns his first all-region award to go along with his first team all-conference honor this postseason. Wengerter put together one of the most dominating seasons at F&M, ranking in the top 35 in multiple categories across the nation. The senior ranked ninth in sacks per game (1.2), 21st in solo tackles (6.6), 32nd in total tackles (10.7) and 34th in tackles for a loss (1.7). Wengerter ended the year with 118 tackles (73s), 18.5 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks while finishing seven games with double-digit tackles.
Dickinson (Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand) was a member of one of best offensive lines in the country, allowing just six sacks all year on 367 pass attempts, which ranked fifth nationwide. The group finished seven games this year without allowing a sack and helped pave the way for 1,942 rushing yards. The senior was named to the All-Centennial Conference First Team earlier this postseason and finished the regular season with a 91% blocking average, 43 knockdowns and allowed just one sack all season.
F&M went 7-4 this year and finished the season with a dominant 38-14 victory over Delaware Valley in the ECAC Southeast Bowl Game.