Clan Places 10 Players on All-Conference Football Team

Jordan Herdman, GNAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015, was named First Team All-Conference for the third straight year.

By Steve Frost – Sports Information Director

PORTLAND, Ore. – Simon Fraser University placed 10 players on the 2016 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Football All-Conference Team, led by senior linebacker Jordan Herdman, a First Team selection.
 
Herdman, GNAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015, was named First Team All-Conference for the third straight year. Herdman led the conference in tackles with 113 this season, tied for 10th in NCAA Division II. He fell three solo tackles short of tying the GNAC career record of 208, set by Central Washington’s Blake Walker from 2001-2004.
 
With 428 career tackles, Herdman is the GNAC all-time leader in tackles and assisted tackles and he holds GNAC records with 27 tackles in a game and 165 in a season.
 
Simon Fraser has six players named to the All-Conference Second Team, three on offensive and three on defensive. Sophomore running back Jalen Jana (Surrey), junior wide receiver Justin Buren (Coquitlam) and senior offensive lineman Felix Gacusana Jr. (Burnaby) were named on offense. Sophomore defensive lineman Kyle Wilson (Newmarket), senior linebacker Justin Herdman (Winnipeg) and senior safety Jordan Pugh (Nanaimo) were chosen on defense.
 
Honourable Mention selections went to senior offensive linemen Jacob Christensen (Campbell River) and Evan Telford (Victoria) and sophomore defensive lineman Brad Lyons (Port Coquitlam).
 
The Clan football team wrapped up its 2016 season with a 40-13 defeat at the hands of the Western Oregon Wolves on Saturday.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE           
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Previous School)
* Andrew Elffers Azusa Pacific QB 6-3 220 Jr. Arcadia, Calif. (Maranatha)
* Justin Lane Central Washington QB 6-2 211 Sr. Arlington, Wash. (Illinois State Univ.)
*+$ Ja’Quan Gardner Humboldt State RB 5-7 205 Jr. Ceres, Calif. (Central Valley)
* + Kurt Scoby Azusa Pacific RB 5-8 190 So. Duarte, Calif. (Monrovia)
*+ Jesse Zalk Central Washington WR 5-8 162 Sr. Battle Ground, Wash. (Prairie)
* Weston Carr Azusa Pacific WR 6-1 195 Fr. Benicia, Calif. (Benicia)
*+@ Paul Revis Western Oregon WR 5-9 165 Jr. Scappoose, Ore. (Scappoose)
Josiah Thropay Azusa Pacific TE 6-4 260 Sr. Monrovia, Calif. (Charter Oak)
* James Moore Central Washington OL 6-5 310 So. Tacoma, Wash. (Bethel)
*+@ Alex Cappa Humboldt State OL 6-7 305 Jr. Dublin, Calif. (Dublin)
* Sakalaia Hungalu Azusa Pacific OL 6-1 310 So. Honolulu, Hawaii (McKinley)
*+ Lucas Govan Humboldt State OL 6-4 285 Sr. Carmel, Calif. (Carmel)
* Joe Kupcikevicius Azusa Pacific OL 6-5 295 Jr. Oak Lawn, Ill. (Mt. San Antonio CC)
*+ Cameron Southward Humboldt State K 6-1 200 Sr. Auburn, Calif. (American River JC)
* Tyree Davis Azusa Pacific KR 5-11 180 Sr. San Diego, Calif. (Mesa CC)
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE           
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Previous School)
*& Jeremy Moore Western Oregon DL 6-2 280 Sr. Tigard, Ore. (Tigard)
*+ Tovar Sanchez Central Washington DL 6-3 248 Sr. Seattle, Wash. (Ingraham)
* Jason Schwartz Azusa Pacific DL 6-3 240 Jr. Santa Barbara, Calif. (Dos Pueblos)
* Uso Olive Central Washington DL 6-1 315 Sr. Seattle, Wash. (Univ. of Wyoming)
*+@ Jordan Herdman Simon Fraser LB 6-2 235 Sr. Winnipeg, Man. (Sturgeon Heights Collegiate)
*+@ Kevin Haynes Central Washington LB 6-1 228 Jr. Battle Ground, Wash. (Battle Ground)
* Mykal Walker Azusa Pacific LB 6-3 215 So. Vacaville, Calif. (Vacaville)
* Bo Highburger Western Oregon LB 6-1 215 So. Veneta, Ore. (Elmira)
* C.J. Broussard Azusa Pacific DB 6-1 198 Sr. Clovis, Calif. (Clovis)
*# Taliuaki Suliafu Azusa Pacific DB 6-0 185 Jr. Moreno Valley, Calif. (Moreno Valley)
* Jackson Huerta Central Washington DB 5-10 194 Jr. Covington, Wash. (Kentwood)
* Tyree Davis Azusa Pacific DB 5-11 180 Sr. San Diego, Calif. (Mesa CC)
* Alex Elterman Humboldt State P 6-2 230 Jr. Templeton, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula Coll.)
*+ Paul Revis Western Oregon PR 5-9 165 Jr. Scappoose, Ore. (Scappoose)
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE 
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Previous School)
Robert Webber Humboldt State QB 5-9 180 Jr. Corona, Calif. (Corona Centennial)
* Malik Braxton Western Oregon RB 5-11 195 So. Lynnwood, Wash. (Meadowdale)
* Jalen Jana Simon Fraser RB 5-11 200 So. Surrey, B.C. (Cheyney Univ.)
* Brandon Jackson Azusa Pacific WR 6-3 185 Fr. Sutter, Calif. (Sutter)
John Todd Humboldt State WR 6-3 192 So. San Diego, Calif. (Valhalla)
Justin Buren Simon Fraser WR 6-1 200 Jr. Coquitlam, B.C. (Centennial)
*+ Andy Avgi Western Oregon TE 6-6 270 Sr. Woodburn, Ore. (Woodburn)
* Josh Stolz Central Washington OL 6-0 260 Sr. Vancouver, Wash. (Mountain View)
Felix Gacusana, Jr. Simon Fraser OL 6-3 305 Sr. Burnaby, B.C. (St. Thomas More)
* Jacob Zartman Western Oregon OL 6-4 310 Jr. St. Helens, Ore. (St. Helens)
* Josh Hanson Humboldt State OL 6-2 300 Jr. Eureka, Calif. (Eureka)
Bryson Dizon Western Oregon OL 6-4 285 Jr. Portland, Ore. (David Douglas)
* Jamie Cacciatore Azusa Pacific K 5-8 170 Sr. Orange, Calif. (El Modena)
* Paul Revis Western Oregon KR 5-9 165 Jr. Scappoose, Ore. (Scappoose)
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE 
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Previous School)
* Kyle Wilson Simon Fraser DL 6-7 270 So. Newmarket, Ont. (Bill Crothers)
*+ George Swartzlender Western Oregon DL 6-3 320 Sr. Burns, Ore. (Burns)
* Conrado Simpson Azusa Pacific DL 6-5 270 Jr. Rosemead, Calif. (East Los Angeles CC)
* Billy Tanuvasa Azusa Pacific DL 6-2 315 Sr. Corona, Calif. (Santa Ana CC)
* Aaron Berry Azusa Pacific LB 6-2 205 So. Perris, Calif. (Perris)
* Justin Herdman Simon Fraser LB 6-1 235 Sr. Winnipeg, Man. (Sturgeon Heights Collegiate)
* Jeff Shott Humboldt State LB 6-1 225 Jr. Mission Viejo, Calif. (Capistrano Valley)
Tafatolu Tafai Western Oregon LB 6-2 240 Sr. Waipahu, Hawaii (Waipahu)
Sean Elledge Central Washington LB 6-0 221 Jr. Monroe, Wash. (Glacier Peak)
Tyler Johnson Western Oregon LB 6-2 230 Jr. Eugene, Ore. (Willamette)
* Max McIntosh Central Washington DB 6-1 186 Sr. Puyallup, Wash. (Univ. of Idaho)
Jordan Pugh Simon Fraser DB 6-1 190 Sr. Nanaimo, B.C. (Nanaimo Redman)
* Danny Hankins Western Oregon DB 5-11 170 Sr. Portland, Ore. (Grant)
* Hunter Malberg Azusa Pacific DB 5-11 195 Sr. North Bend, Wash. (Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth)
* Jacob Hall Azusa Pacific P 6-2 195 So. Greenville, Ill. (Greenville)
* Tyree Davis Azusa Pacific PR 5-11 180 Sr. San Diego, Calif. (Mesa CC)
HONORABLE MENTION 
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Previous School)
Ma’ake Muti Azusa Pacific DL 5-11 290 So. Wahiawa, Hawaii (Leilehue)
Jonathan Thropay Azusa Pacific LB 6-4 220 Sr. Monrovia, Calif. (Charter Oak)
Ethan Zeidler Azusa Pacific WR 6-0 205 Sr. Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata)
Kyle Self Central Washington TE 6-5 229 Jr. Vaughn, Wash. (Peninsula)
Darrien Williams Central Washington DB 6-1 192 Fr. Tacoma, Wash. (Lincoln)
Blake Williams-Miller Central Washington LB 6-0 205 Sr. Everett, Wash. (Everett)
Richard Doctor Humboldt State WR 5-9 205 Jr. Lemoore, Calif. (Lemoore)
Josh Hinson Humboldt State DL 6-2 254 Jr. Fresno, Calif (Fresno CC)
Gus Johnson Humboldt State OL 6-3 290 Sr. Reno, Nev. (Galena)
Jacob Christensen Simon Fraser OL 6-4 280 Sr. Campbell River, B.C. (Timberline)
Brad Lyons Simon Fraser DL 6-4 260 So. Port Coquitlam, B.C. (South Dakota State Univ.)
Evan Telford Simon Fraser OL 6-4 275 Sr. Victoria, B.C. (Mount Douglas)
Michael Kluge Western Oregon DL 5-11 285 Jr. Aloha, Ore. (Aloha)
Austin Spencer Western Oregon DB 6-0 190 Sr. Sherwood, Ore. (Sherwood)
Kui Williams Western Oregon DL 6-4 266 Jr. Honolulu, Hawaii (McKinley)
* – Unanimous Selection
+ – First Team Selection In 2015
# – Second Team Selection In 2015
& – Honorable Mention Selection In 2015
@ – First Team Selection In 2014
$ – Second Team Selection In 2014

 

 

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