Trio Named to Don Hansen All-Region Team

BROOKFIELD, Ill.- Brevard College’s Jordan Ollis, Michael Gruber and Jacob McCleery were named to the 2013 Don Hansen All-Super Region II football team, the Don Hansen Football Committee announced Monday.

Junior fullback Jordan Ollis garnered Second Team honors after rushing for 786 yards on 183 carries. The Columbus, N.C. native finished third in the South Alantic Conference in rushing touchdowns (11). The junior also caught a pair of touchdown passes.

Gruber was named a Second-Team linebacker after setting a Brevard College single-season record with 124 total tackles in 2013. The junior recorded a season-high 16 tackles at Carson-Newman on September 28th, and grabbed two interceptions on the year.

McCleery was named to the Third Team as a defensive back after finishing third in the SAC in interceptions (four) and second for interception return yards (112). The sophomore intercepted passes in three consecutive conference games, including a 74-yard interception returned for a touchdown in the win over Mars Hill on October 12th.

The Don Hansen Division II All-America Team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.

 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.

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