Three Named to Don Hansen All-Region Team

Three Named to Don Hansen All-Region Team

Brookefield, Ill. - The Don Hansen Football Committee released their NCAA DII All-Super Region teams on Jan. 18. The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 in 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette began selection Division II all-region squads in 2003.

Findlay had three players make the all-region team. Earning firstteam honors was junior Jason Moore while junior Andrew Alten earned second team and junior Chauncey Bridges earned third team honors.

Moore had a breakout season at wide receiver in 2016 and earned first team all-GLIAC and second team all-Midwest Region by the D2CCA. The Oberlin, Ohio native finished near the top of the GLIAC in the major receiving categories including receptions (71 | 3rd), yards (1,115 | 3rd), yards per game (101.4 | 3rd), yards per catch (15.7 | 6th), and touchdowns (15 | 2nd). The reliable receiver had more than 100 receiving yards in eight of the Oilers' 11 games this season including seven straight weeks of 100+ yards from Set. 24-Nov. 5. He had multiple touchdown receptions in five games including two games with three touchdown receptions. The 15 touchdown receptions this season are a school record, passing the mark of 14 set in 1979 by Rick Hatfield. Moore also set a new school record for yards in a season with 1,115 as he passed Lloyd Henry's 2014 season of 1,105 in the final game of the year against Michigan Tech.

Alten, who was named first team all-GLIAC this season, appeared and started in ten games this year for Findlay and was essential to the team's offensive success that, for the first time in school history, featured a quarterback with 2,500+ passing yards, a receiver with 1,000+ receiving yards, and a tailback with 1,000+ rushing yards in the same season. This year, the Oilers finished second in the league with 2,933 passing yards and seventh with 2,089 rushing yards, one of only five teams in the GLIAC with 2,000+ rushing yards and 2,500+ passing yards. At 456.5 yards per game, the Oilers offense was fourth-best in the league while the 45 touchdowns scored were sixth. Findlay was also one of just four teams in the league with 18+ rushing touchdowns and 25+ passing touchdowns. Findlay is one of two teams in the GLIAC to have had an offensive lineman on the first or second team in every season since 2009.

Bridges, who was named second team all-GLIAC this season, finished second in the league with 218 carries, third with 1,229 yards, and third with 111.7 yards per game. He was one of only four running backs in the GLIAC to average more than 100 yards per game. Bridges and Daiquone Ford (2013) are the only two Findlay backs in the last ten years to have averaged 5.5 yards per carry in a season. Bridges led the team with 1,343 all-purpose yards.