Four Eagles highlighted on Don Hansen All-Region teams

Four Eagles highlighted on Don Hansen All-Region teams

BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Four Carson-Newman football players have been named to the Don Hansen All-Region teams, the Don Hansen Football Committee announced Wednesday afternoon.

Safety Jerry Miclisse (Palm Bay, Fla.) earned first team honors. Punter Jonathan King (Knoxville, Tenn.) was listed on the second team.  Finally, running back Antonio Wimbush (Kingsland, Ga.) and offensive lineman Austin Lewis netted third team honors for the offense.

Miclisse represented Carson-Newman's third leading tackler with 55 stops and five tackles for loss.  This is Miclisse's second time representing the Eagles on an all-region team.  Miclisse topped out with nine tackles in the season finale against Tusculum.  He brought an interception 26 yards to the house in C-N's win over Mars Hill.

Wimbush piled up 941 yards rushing and nine touchdowns to lead the Eagles' veer-option attack.  The sophomore tallied four 100-yard rushing performances on the year, including a career best 148 yards in the opener against Humboldt State.  Wimbush closed the season with three straight 100-yard games. 

King averaged 43.4 yards per punt in his first year in an Eagle jersey.  The junior transfer ranked second in the SAC with that number.  He set a school record with an 82-yard kick against North Greenville.  He also had a 73-yard punt against Limestone which tied Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones for the second longest punt in C-N history.  King had 12 kicks of 50 yards or longer on the year.

Lewis set a record on the Carson-Newman offensive line by grading out at an 83 in the Eagles' week two win over Saint Augustine's.  He also moved into fourth place on the all-time knockdowns list and finished the year as the offensive line's leader in overall grade.

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