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LC Football Coach Dennis Dunn led the Wildcats to an 8-2 record and their first-ever Div. III playoff berth this season, and for those accomplishments and other reasons, Dunn was tabbed as American Southwest Conference Co-Coach of the Year along with Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Pete Fredenburg whose Cru went 10-0 with their eight straight conference championship.
Joining Coach Dunn with All-ASC honors were senior receiver Cortland Bell who made the inaugural ASC Outstanding Sportsmen Team of the Year and also an Honorable Mention on offense.
First-Team Offense members for the Wildcats included receiver D'Mario Parker, guard Darin Moore, tackle Jeremy Vujnovich, and running back Ryan Montague.
First-Team Defense members included defensive end Phil Ford, linebacker Nate Janzen and defensive back Brodrick Frederick.
In all, 21 Wildcats were recognized with All-ASC honors.
The rest of the ASC awards are as follows:
Sul Ross State running back Dominique Carson, Mary Hardin-Baylor linebacker Javicz Jones and Texas Lutheran place kicker Allen Cain – all seniors – won player of the year awards to highlight the 2012 American Southwest Conference football awards, the ASC office announced on Thursday (Nov. 15) after a vote of the league’s eight head coaches.
Carson (Waxahachie, Texas / WHS) was named ASC Offensive Player of the Year after earning the league’s rushing title with 1,316 yards over nine games. The 5-foot-5, 165-pound Carson averaged 7.7 yards per carry and ran for 20 touchdowns to guide the nation’s top-rated offense. He had seven 100-plus yard games, including a 319-yard performance in which he accounted for a league-record eight TDs (six rushing, two receiving). Carson also led the conference with 262 all-purpose yards per game (135 more than anyone else) and 28 total TDs (next closest total was 13).
Jones (Katy, Texas / Morton Ranch HS) was named ASC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading the league with 9.6 tackles per game and scoring four touchdowns and recording a safety. The 6-foot, 200-pound Jones also had six interceptions – tying him for the conference lead – three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to help fuel a conference title. In addition, he defended 10 passes and blocked a field goal. In Week 10, Jones became the ASC’s all-time leading tackler, breaking a mark that had stood since 2001.
Cain (San Antonio, Texas / Stevens HS) earned the title of ASC Special Teams Player of the Year after making a league-high 17 field goals, including a 59-yarder that was also tops in the conference. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Cain, who also connected from 55 yards, made all but two of his 46 extra-point attempts. He had a five-FG, four-PAT game without a miss. Cain is the league’s all-time leading field goal kicker with 43 makes over his four-year career. He also handled kickoff duties in 2012, recording a conference-best 29 touchbacks.
Carson, Jones and Cain were all named to the ASC All-Conference First Team.
Mary Hardin-Baylor senior guard Michael Coles (San Antonio, Texas / Stevens HS) and Hardin-Simmons senior lineman Undra Hendrix (Irving, Texas / Ranchview HS) earned offensive and defensive lineman of the year awards, respectively. Coles led a unit that paved the way for a conference-best 315.5 rushing yards per game and allowed a league-low 10 sacks, while Hendrix recorded conference-highs of 12 sacks and 19 tackles for loss.
Texas Lutheran wide receiver Casey Davis (Spring, Texas / SHS) and Hardin-Simmons returner Jessie Ramos (Stamford, Texas / SHS) split freshman of the year honors. Davis hauled in four TD passes and returned a kickoff for a score, while Ramos took back two kickoffs and added seven receiving TDs.
Louisiana College’s Dennis Dunn and Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Pete Fredenburg shared coach of the year honors. Dunn led the Wildcats to an eight-win season and their first at-large berth into the NCAA Division III playoffs, while Fredenburg guided the Cru to a perfect regular season and an eighth-straight conference title.
Cain was also a member of the inaugural ASC Outstanding Sportsmen Team of the Year. He was joined by East Texas Baptist senior defensive back Collin Bieschke (Baytown, Texas / Lee HS), Hardin-Simmons senior defensive lineman Dustin Emery (Bedford, Texas / Euless Trinity HS), Howard Payne senior linebacker J.D. King (Austin, Texas / Texas State), Louisiana College senior wide receiver Cortland Bell (Oakdale, La. / OHS), Mary Hardin-Baylor senior offensive tackle Sam Maxie (Austin, Texas / Bowie HS), Mississippi College senior linebacker Blake Rome (Gramercy, La. / Lutcher HS) and Sul Ross State sophomore running back Brian Thomas (Houston, Texas / Madison HS).
2012 ASC FOOTBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
ASC Offensive Player of the Year: Dominique Carson, RB, Sr., Sul Ross State
ASC Defensive Player of the Year: Javicz Jones, LB, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
ASC Special Teams Player of the Year: Allen Cain, PK, Sr., Texas Lutheran
ASC Offensive Lineman of the Year: Michael Coles, OG, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
ASC Defensive Lineman of the Year: Undra Hendrix, DL, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
ASC Co-Freshmen of the Year: Casey Davis, WR, Texas Lutheran; Jessie Ramos, RET, Hardin-Simmons
ASC Co-Coaches of the Year: Dennis Dunn, Louisiana College; Pete Fredenburg, Mary Hardin-Baylor
ASC Outstanding Sportsmen Team of the Year:
Collin Bieschke, DB, Sr., East Texas Baptist
Dustin Emery, DL, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
J.D. King, LB, Sr., Howard Payne
Cortland Bell, WR, Sr., Louisiana College
Sam Maxie, OT, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Blake Rome, LB, Sr., Mississippi Colllege
Brian Thomas, RB, So., Sul Ross State
Allen Cain, PK, Sr., Texas Lutheran
2012 ASC ALL-CONFERENCE
(Listed in order of voting point totals at each position; # indicates tie in voting at that position)
WR Lee Carothers Sul Ross State Sr. Austin, Texas (Travis HS)
WR D’Mario Parker Louisiana College Sr. Shreveport, La. (Northwestern State)
SLOT Kwame Spikes East Texas Baptist Sr. Jasper, Texas (JHS)
TE Tyler Coker Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Salado, Texas (SHS)
OG Michael Coles Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. San Antonio, Texas (Stevens HS)
OG Darin Moore Louisiana College Sr. Ponchatoula, La. (PHS)
OT Jeremy Vujnovich Louisiana College Sr. Belle Chasse, La. (BCHS)
OT Sam Maxie Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Austin, Texas (Bowie HS)
C Travis Sugar Hardin-Simmons Sr. Leander, Texas (LHS)
QB Logan Turner Hardin-Simmons Sr. Springtown, Texas (Southeastern Oklahoma St.)
RB Dominique Carson Sul Ross State Sr. Waxahachie, Texas (WHS)
RB Elijah Hudson Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Albany, Texas (AHS)
RB Ryan Montague Louisiana College So. New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS)
PK Allen Cain Texas Lutheran Sr. San Antonio, Texas (Stevens HS)
RET Jessie Ramos Hardin-Simmons Jr. Stamford, Texas (SHS)
DL Undra Hendrix Hardin-Simmons Sr. Irving, Texas (Ranchview HS)
DL Silvio Diaz Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Leander, Texas (LHS)
DL Peter “Phil” Ford Louisiana College Sr. New Orleans, La. (Teurlings Catholic)
DL Korey Steward Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest HS)
LB Javicz Jones Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Katy, Texas (Morton Ranch HS)
LB Nate Janzen Louisiana College Sr. Pottsboro, Texas (PHS)
LB Jordan Hayes East Texas Baptist Sr. Troy, Texas (THS)
LB Brad Snowden Texas Lutheran Jr. Houston, Texas (Seven Lakes HS)
DB Alex Cloudy East Texas Baptist Sr. Center, Texas (CHS)
DB Keith Villafranco Mississippi College Jr. Kenner, La. (Crescent City HS)
DB Mike Maldonado Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. El Paso, Texas (Del Valle HS)
DB Brodrick Frederick# Louisiana College Sr. Baton Rouge, La. (Capitol HS)
DB Jay Wise# Hardin-Simmons Sr. Amarillo, Texas (AHS)
P Brandon Abbott# Hardin-Simmons Jr. Lampasas, Texas (LHS)
P Dillon Koop# Texas Lutheran Sr. Vanderbilt, Texas (Industrial HS)
P Craig McCraney# Mississippi College Jr. Clinton, Miss. (Hinds CC)
WR Corey Jones Hardin-Simmons Sr. Midland, Texas (MHS)
WR Alex Archer Mississippi College Jr. Shreveport, La. (C.E. Byrd HS)
SLOT Geoff Myles Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. San Antonio, Texas (Stevens HS)
TE Garret Schuchart Hardin-Simmons Jr. Pleasonton, Texas (PHS)
OG Wyatt Walton Hardin-Simmons Jr. Clyde, Texas (CHS)
OG Michael Garcia# East Texas Baptist Jr. Pottsboro, Texas (Tyler JC)
OG Wayne Harris# Louisiana College Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Valley CC)
OT Montana Duncan Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Mineola, Texas (MHS)
OT Brandon Mikolajczyk Hardin-Simmons Sr. Floresville, Texas (FHS)
C Hunter Feibel Louisiana College Jr. Shreveport, La. (Northwood HS)
QB LiDarral Bailey Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Bremond, Texas (BHS)
RB Adrian Lighteard Howard Payne Jr. Flatonia, Texas (Lon Morris)
RB Darius Wilson Mary Hardin-Baylor Sr. Houston, Texas (Cy Springs HS)
RB Devin Carter Hardin-Simmons Sr. Hutto, Texas (HHS)
PK Adan Olivares Louisiana College So. Gilmer, Texas (GHS)
RET Ira Jewitt Louisiana College So. Shreveport, La. (Calvary Baptist HS)
DL Wyreaz Bradley Louisiana College Sr. Coushatta, La. (Red River HS)
DL James Fowler# Texas Lutheran So. San Antonio, Texas (Winston Churchill HS)
DL Michael Johnson# Mary Hardin-Baylor So. Houston, Texas (Kempner HS)
DL Julian Johnson Sul Ross State Sr. El Paso, Texas (Del Valle HS)
LB Richard Logan Louisiana College Sr. Coushatta, La. (Red River HS)
LB Jonathan Petty# Hardin-Simmons Jr. Converse, Texas (Judson HS)
LB Bo Ross# Howard Payne Jr. Early, Texas (EHS)
LB Dominic Graham Louisiana College Jr. Houston, Texas (Kashmere HS)
DB Shaquille Lewis Louisiana College So. Convent, La. (Dutchtown HS)
DB Brodrick Crain Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Belton, Texas (BHS)
DB Dominique Bailey# East Texas Baptist Fr. Jasper, Texas (JHS)
DB Ira Jewitt# Louisiana College So. Shreveport, La. (Calvary Baptist HS)
P Chad Peevey Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Bryan, Texas (St. Joseph’s HS)
WR Trei Lewis Hardin-Simmons So. Irving, Texas (Nimitz HS)
WR Cortland Bell# Louisiana College Sr. Oakdale, La. (OHS)
WR Cordrick Mobley# Sul Ross State Sr. Cameron, Texas (Yoe HS)
SLOT Calvon Henderson Sul Ross State So. Cameron, Texas (Yoe HS)
SLOT Kyle Gaylon Louisiana College So. Denison, Texas (DHS)
TE Josh Robinson Louisiana College Fr. Jonesboro, Texas (Hodge HS)
OG Joel Hernandez Sul Ross State Sr. Hempstead, Texas (HHS)
OT Jacob Laubach Texas Lutheran Sr. San Antonio, Texas (Smithson Valley HS)
OT Matt Hochstrasser Texas Lutheran So. Houston, Texas (Cy-Falls HS)
C Cody Saxton Mississippi College Sr. Canton, Miss. (Holmes CC)
C Jacob Alford East Texas Baptist Jr. Lindale, Texas (LHS)
QB A.J. Springer Sul Ross State Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. (A.B. Miller HS)
QB Brent Peavy Texas Lutheran Jr. Houston, Texas (St. Piux X)
PK Chad Peevey Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Bryan, Texas (St. Joseph’s HS)
PK Chris Campbell Mississippi College Sr. Hattiesburg, Miss. (Presbyterian Christian)
PK Scott Newberry Hardin-Simmons Jr. Waco, Texas (Midway HS)
RET Geoff Myles Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. San Antonio, Texas (Stevens HS)
RET Karl Stewart Howard Payne Sr. Austin, Texas (Texas College)
DL Dewon Davis# East Texas Baptist Jr. Navasota, Texas (NHS)
DL Preston Thibeaux# Louisiana College So. Breaux Bridge, La. (BBHS)
DL Justin Williams# Louisiana College Jr. Quanah, Texas (Navarro JC)
LB A.J. Hardy Mississippi College So. McDonough, Ga. (Eagles Landing HS)
DB Johnny Stewart Sul Ross State Jr. Houston, Texas (Eisenhower HS)
DB Cody Jones Mary Hardin-Baylor Jr. Hughes Springs, Texas (HSHS)
DB Jural Hickman Sul Ross State Jr. Houston, Texas (Forrest Brook HS)
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