Nine football players earn All-MSC Bluegrass honors
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Nine football players earn All-MSC Bluegrass honors
Senior DeAnthony Patrick was one of nine players named All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division on Thursday. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Chandler Peeples, Donovan Norfleet, Jason Smith, Cody Carr and DeAnthony Patrick along with sophomore Kimlee North were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division while senior Nick Bodden and sophomores Kris Parker and Denarius Toliver were named Second Team All-MSC, as announced Thursday by the league office.

Patrick led the Phoenix defense with 75 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss with two sacks from his safety position. The Nashville, Tenn., native posted 12 pass breakups (tied for second in the conference), three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception. He recorded a career-best 14 tackles at Presbyterian College and added 10 stops versus Bethel University.

Carr tied for second on the club with 59 tackles, registering 4.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks at linebacker. The Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native recovered two fumbles and forced two fumbles as well. He tallied a season-best 10 stops at the University of the Cumberlands and collected nine tackles at Campbellsville University.

Norfleet recorded 34 tackles from his defensive line spot with a team-best 10.0 tackles for loss along with 2.5 sacks. The Conyers, Ga., native tallied 11 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup. He registered six stops against Bluefield College and Webber International and had two tackles for loss versus Webber International and Georgetown College.

North came on strong in the second half of the season, racking up 407 of his 515 rushing yards in the final four contests. The Nashville, Tenn., native carried 14 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns against Bethel and rushed 20 times for 133 yards and two scores while catching three passes for 51 yards and another TD at Lindsey Wilson. He finished with 906 all-purpose yards with nine touchdowns for the season, adding 290 yards on kickoff returns.

Peeples, Smith and Bodden made up three-fifths of the Cumberland offensive line that paved the way for 2,867 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground, ranking seventh nationally in total rushing yards and eighth in rushing yards per game (260.7). The Phoenix rushed for more than 244 yards in seven of the team’s 11 contests, including 564 versus Bethel and 359 against Kentucky Christian.

Toliver collected 20 catches and posted team-highs with 481 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. The Brownsville, Tenn., native recorded five receptions for 213 yards and two touchdowns at Georgetown, netting TD grabs of 81 and 67 yards along with a 51-yard reception. He added three catches for 87 yards and one touchdown at Campbellsville and made an eight-yard TD catch in the season-opener versus Bluefield.

Parker ranked second on the team in rushing with 626 yards on 117 carries, 5.6 yards-per-attempt, scoring three touchdowns. The Hoover, Ala., native carried 18 times for 100 yards at Presbyterian and rushed 17 times for a career-best 177 yards and one TD against Bethel.

2017 First Team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division

QB – Dylan Beasley, Lindsey Wilson
RB – Wade Holtsclaw, Campbellsville University
RB – Blake Ingleton, Lindsey Wilson
RB – Kimlee North, Cumberland University
RB – De’Anta Sipp, Kentucky Christian
WR – Charles Gaines, Lindsey Wilson
WR – Zerric Willis, Campbellsville University
WR – Kendon Young, Campbellsville University
SLOT – Keanu Young, Campbellsville University
TE – Mikey Davis, Lindsey Wilson
OL – Marcus Graham, Lindsey Wilson
OL – Dante Hollis, Campbellsville University
OL – Zac Lawson, Lindsey Wilson
OL – Chandler Peeples, Cumberland University
OL – Jason Smith, Cumberland University
OL – Mitch Wessell, Georgetown College
OL – Andrew Wilkes, Georgetown College
K – Jared Dougherty, Lindsey Wilson

Dl – CJ Dickerson, Lindsey Wilson
DL – Jacaree Caldwell, Campbellsville University
DL – Donovan Norfleet, Cumberland University
DL – Cameron Oshodi, Georgetown College
LB – Cody Carr, Cumberland University
LB – Dustin Haraway, Georgetown College
LB – Darius Moore, Campbellsville University
LB – Trent Mueller, Lindsey Wilson
DB – Tony Brackins, Lindsey Wilson
DB – DeAnthony Patrick, Cumberland University
DB – BJ Pelt, Campbellsville University
DB – Kishawn Walker, Georgetown College
RETURN – J’Kobi Reddick, Bethel University
P – Hunter Lovell, Lindsey Wilson

2017 Second Team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division

QB – Hunter Brown, Campbellsville University
RB – Kris Parker, Cumberland University
RB – Daric Pugh, Georgetown College
WR – Russ Cox, Georgetown College
WR – Denarius Toliver, Cumberland University
WR – Cam Wyche, Lindsey Wilson
SLOT – Allen Cooks, Lindsey Wilson
TE – Cruise Coulter, Campbellsville University
TE – Marvin Rudd, Bethel University
OL – Nick Bodden, Cumberland University
OL – Caden Stephens, Kentucky Christian
OL – Terance Stewart, Campbellsville University
K – Dalton McCann, Bethel University

DL – John Adams, Kentucky Christian
DL – Elmer Barron, Campbellsville University
DL – Trey’Von Brown, Bethel University
LB – Jeremy Beaulieu, Bethel University
LB – Jalon Kemp, Lindsey Wilson
LB – Joe Lewis, Lindsey Wilson
LB – Jordan Nicoll, Georgetown College
DB – Demetrice Gilbert, Bethel University
DB – Emmett Keyes, Kentucky Christian
DB – Mark Pruitt, Lindsey Wilson
DB – Michael Thompson, Georgetown College
RETURN – Allen Cooks, Lindsey Wilson
P – Nathan Bader, Georgetown College