VOORHEES, N.J. – A pair of Susquehanna senior football players have earned more postseason honors, as punter/kicker Bobby Eppleman (Chester Springs, Pa./Great Valley) and center Ryan Schumann (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven Regional) were recognized by D3PRODAY.com.
Eppleman earned a spot on the All-America First Team as a punter and was named to the Second Team as a kicker, while Schumann joined him on the Second Team.
Eppleman, who was named to the Centennial Conference First Team earlier this month, leaves SU as one of the best specialists in program history. This year, he averaged 37.4 yards per punt, second overall in the conference, including a 63-yard punt that matched the longest in the Centennial Conference this fall. He also booted eight punts inside the 20 while four went for 50 yards or more.
In addition, Eppleman connected on 8-of-9 field goal attempts, including a 44-yarder that matched his own program record. He also went 22-for-25 on PATs, averaged 59.3 yards on kickoffs and accounted for 46 points this fall for Susquehanna.
For his career, Eppleman averaged 37.5 yards per punt, was a three-time Preseason All-America selection by D3football.com and a three-time All-Liberty League Player, as 2010 marked the Crusaders’ inaugural season as a member of the Centennial Conference.
Schumann, a co-captain in 2010, also earned All-Centennial Conference recognition. This fall, the Crusaders were ranked fifth in the conference in rushing offense, averaging 122.6 yards per game. The biggest benefactor of Schumann and the offensive line’s performance was All-Centennial Conference running back Greg Tellish (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll), who rushed for 883 yards on 177 carries, averaging 81.1 yards per game.
Earlier this month, Schumann was invited to play in the Division III Senior Football Classic in Salem, Va. On Dec. 3.