LANCASTER, Pa. – Five Susquehanna football players have been named All-Centennial Conference selections announced Tuesday.
Junior kicker Spencer Hotaling (Selinsgrove, Pa. / Selinsgrove Area) and sophomore punter T.J. Morton [Elkton, Md. / Salesianum (Del.)] were First-Team selections. Hotaling becomes the 39th player in Centennial Conference history to earn First-Team honors for three-straight years.
Junior wide receiver Denzell Walker (Baltimore, Md. / McDonogh School) and junior linebacker Adrian Bernard (East Stroudsburg, Pa. / Pius X) earned Second-Team honors for the second-consecutive year and sophomore offensive tackle Elijah Long (Willingboro, N.J. / Camden Catholic) was named Offensive Honorable Mention.
Hotaling accounted for 49 points in 2013, going 8-of-10 on field goals and 25-of-27 PATs. The junior booted a career-long 43-yard field goal at Franklin & Marshall, the second-longest kick in the conference this season, and converted two of three attempts of 40 yards or longer. Hotaling also had 45 kickoffs this year for 2,613 yards (58.1 avg.) with five touchbacks.
Morton, a 2011 All-Centennial Conference selection, led the conference in punting yards (2,143) and average (42.9) as the sophomore placed 17 punts inside the opponents' 20 yard line, tied for second in the league. Morton blasted a 68-yard punt against Merchant Marine, tied for the third-longest in program history. Nationally, Morton ranks second in Division III in punting average.
Walker led the team in receptions (38), yards (615) and touchdowns (5) and ranked fifth in the league in yardage and yards per game. Walker had a career day at Franklin & Marshall on Nov. 2, hauling in 11 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns. His 11 catches were fourth-most in a single game in Crusaders history while his 201 yards were fifth most.
Bernard led the SU defense with 93 tackles (56 solo) and 13.5 tackles for loss. The junior also recorded 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Long helped the Crusader offense to 1,277 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground while starting every game at tackle as a sophomore.
In addition, senior Duke Hyacinthe (Maplewood, N.J. / Saint Peter's Prep) was named to the All-Sportsmaship Team.