LANCASTER, Pa. – Three Susquehanna football players were named 2014 Second-Team All-Centennial Conference athletes.
Junior offensive lineman Ryan Pearce (Staten Island, N.Y./Brooklyn Poly Prep/Cornell) , junior linebacker Jim Barry (Staten Island, N.Y./Brooklyn Poly Prep) and senior kicker/punter Spencer Hotaling (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove Area) were recognized. For Hotaling, it marks fourth-straight All-Conference honors.
Pearce, a junior transfer from Cornell University, appeared in all 10 games, primarily at right tackle. Pearce and the SU offensive line helped pave the way for two 480-plus yard rushers in Ian Richardson (Hatfield, Pa./Calvary Christian) (592 yards) and Tim Wade (Doylestown, Pa./La Salle College HS) (482), the latter of which of which missed the entire second half of the season due to injury. As a team, the Crusaders rushed for 1203 yards, averaging 120.3 yards per game.
Barry, meanwhile, had a career year on defense. He led the Centennial Conference with 118 tackles (87 solo), including 6.0 tackles for loss. He also tied for the team lead with two sacks while adding one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Barry entered the season with 75 tackles over his first two seasons.
Finally, Hotaling earned his fourth career All-Conference honor after again taking over punting duties in addition to his normal kicking responsibilities. He finished his senior year ranked third in the conference in punting, averaging 37.9 yards per punt, and was tied for second with six field goals, including a long of 40 yards.
Hotaling finishes his career as the program's all-time leader in field goals (31/39) and is second all-time in yards per punt (39.2).