September 1, 2015
M State Spartan football player Brady Hansen has been recognized for his efforts in the kicking game for Saturday's contest against Fon du Lac Tribal and Community College. Brady was named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) Western Division Special Teams Player of the Week.
Hansen was very consistent as he punted six times and averaged 41 yards a punt with his longest being 45 yards. He also dropped two punts inside the 20 yard line. Brady is a graduate of Kennedy High School in Fergus Falls and is a sophomore captain for the Spartans. He will also be starting at the QB position this week as the Spartans host Itasca Community College at the Spartan Field. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.
Paris Woods and Ja'vonte Johnson have been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 13 football team for their accomplishments this season. Several other Spartans received Minnesota College Athletic Conference honors.
Woods, a sophomore from Brooklyn Park, was third in the nation in receiving yards per game at 123 and seventh nationally in touchdown receptions with 14. He had 60 receptions for 1,104 yards for an average of 18.5 yards per reception.
Johnson ranked 14th nationally with 237 yards per game and 2,369 yards on the season. He threw 24 touchdowns passes and ran for three touchdowns.
The Spartans also placed five football players on the MCAC Southern Division 1st team. Spartan Coach Steve King was named the Southern Division coach of the year by his peers.
1st Team All-MCAC Southern Division
Name Position Hometown Year
Paris Woods WR Brooklyn Park, MN SO
Ja'vonte Johnson QB New Iberia, LA FR
Joel Harrison OL/DL Morris, MN SO
Lakeem Johnson WR Minneapolis, MN FR
Anthony Atonio DL Kodiak, AK SO
2nd Team All MCAC Southern Division
Jesse Vanilau QB/WR Anchorage, AK SO
Breun Crenshaw DL Del Valle, TX SO
Austin Brouilette TE St. Michael, MN SO
AJ Francis SS Champlin, MN SO
Kali Louis CB Omaha, NE SO
Honorable Mention All MCAC Southern Division
Quintin Riley DE/LB Colorado Springs, CO SO
Justin Clark FS Del Valle, TX FR
Taylor Tennor OL Fergus Falls, MN FR
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