Day, Baker and Duncan end up on Daktronics All-Region Teams

Day, Baker and Duncan end up on Daktronics All-Region Teams

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman center Kevin Day (Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.) and running back Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla.) landed on the Daktronics All-Super Region II first team, while kicker Curt Duncan (Morristown, Tenn.) ended up as a second team selection. 

Day and Baker are both first team All-SAC selections and feature as a part of a potent Eagle rushing attack that averages 380 yards per game – the top figure in Division II.  Leading DII is one thing, it's another for only one other team to outrush C-N among all division. 

FCS's Georgia Southern averages 391 yards/game, but no other team in Division I nor III comes close to Carson-Newman. The Eagles 50 rushing touchdowns are the most not only in Division II, but in all divisions. Mary Hardin-Baylor also has 50 rushing TDs, but in one more game than C-N. 

Day will likely make his 46th consecutive start against Valdosta State, Saturday. 

Baker has 1,313 yards on the ground to lead all C-N players.  The junior's 119 yards a game are the 18th most nationally.  He also found the end zone 12 times and averaged 8.2 yards a carry.

Duncan landed on the second team following a season where he contributed mightily to the SAC's top scoring offense and the nation's 14th best.  The junior kicker blasted two field goals from more than 50 yards out, including a school record 54-yarder against Tusculum. 

While quarterback Brandon Haywood (Rockmart, Ga.) led the league in scoring average for any player with 8.4 points per game, it was Duncan who took home the scoring title for kickers with his eight points a contest. 

The Eagles battle Valdosta State for a spot in the Division II semifinals Saturday at noon from Valdosta's Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  Pregame coverage begins at 11 a.m. on the Coca-Cola Eagle Sports Network on Joy 620 (WRJZ-AM) and online at cneagles.com.

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First Team Offense

Pos

Player

School

TE

Daniel Youssif

West Georgia

WR

Chris Bowden %

Wingate

WR

Gerald Ford

Valdosta State

OL

Ryan Schraeder %

Valdosta State

OL

Kevin Day

Carson-Newman

OL

Edmund Kugbila

Valdosta State

OL

Kaleb Myrick

Lenoir-Rhyne

OL

Andy Nations

West Alabama

QB

Cayden Cochran

Valdosta State

RB

Derrick Washington

Tuskegee

RB

Brandon Baker

Carson-Newman

RS

Lavon Downs

Delta State

K

Ryne Smith

West Alabama

Offensive Player of the Year:
 Derrick Washington, Tuskegee

First Team Defense

Pos

Player

School

DL

Ridge Wilson

West Alabama

DL

Vauchard Goodridge

Clark Atlanta

DL

Richie Mata'afa

North Alabama

LB

Leron Furr

Fort Valley State

LB

Cory Johnson

Catawba

LB

Corey Jones

Lane

LB

Tavarius Wilson

North Alabama

CB

William Buford

Tuskegee

CB

Jumal Rolle

Catawba

S

Dexter Moody

Albany State

S

Otha Foster

West Alabama

P

Justin Rosenbaum

Fort Valley State

Defensive Player of the Year:
Cory Johnson, Catawba

 

Second Team Offense

Pos

Player

School

WR

Damian Ford

Stillman

WR

Xzanvion Smith

Tusculum

OL

Joseph So

Wingate

OL

Devonte Jones

Tuskegee

OL

Christopher Tolbert

Tuskegee

OL

Nick Allison

Mars Hill

OL

Will Furlong

North Alabama

QB

David Thomas

Miles

RB

David Carter

Morehouse

RB

Shaikel Davis

Mars Hill

RS

Thomas Williams

Morehouse

K

Curt Duncan

Carson-Newman

 

Second Team Defense

Pos

Player

School

DL

Troy Harris

Mars Hill

DL

Nick Napolitano

Wingate

DL

Carlos Ware

Kentucky State

LB

Apollo Stretch $

Newberry

LB

Deon Lacey

West Alabama

LB

Jared Seate

Wingate

LB

Chris Pope

Valdosta State

CB

Myer Nolan

Lenoir-Rhyne

CB

Carlos Wilson

Stillman

S

Luke Harris

Tusculum

S

Caleb Massey

North Alabama

P

Eric Watts

Brevard

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