Ollis Named to 2012 All-America Team, Watts an Honorable MentionJanuary 18, 2013
Pittsburg, Kan.- Brevard College fullback Jordan Ollis has been selected to the 2012 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Third Team as a fullback, while senior punter Eric Watts has been named an Honorable Mention.
Ollis carried the ball 129 times for 558 yards and seven touchdowns for the Tornados in 2012. The sophomore also caught four passes for 30 yards.
Watts led the South Atlantic Conference in punting average with 43.29 yards per punt this season, which was sixth in all of Division II. Watts pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard line 23 times in 2012, and recorded a season-long punt of 64 yards against Virginia Union on September 8th.
The Don Hansen Football Committee selected All-Super Region teams in December and early January, with the first-team and second-team All-Super Region players advancing to the national ballot.
A total of 175 players earned some form of Don Hansen All-America honors. Players from 83 of the 157 football-playing schools in Division II earned Don Hansen All-America accolades. National Champion Valdosta State and national semifinalist West Texas A&M led the way by placing eight players apiece on the All-America squad.