Huntingdon’s Chappell named to D3football.com All-American team

Huntingdon’s Chappell named to D3football.com All-American team

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – It's been a rewarding week for Huntingdon senior D.J. Chappell.

The defensive tackle began the week by becoming the first Huntingdon football player to earn first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association. On Friday night, he was named first-team All-American by D3football.com.

"Anytime you receive recognition like this, it's a great accomplishment," Chappell said. "It feels good when your hard work is recognized. But like I've said before, it's also a recognition of my teammates and the kind of players I've been fortunate to play with."

Chappell, a two-time first-team All-South Region selection, was named honorable mention All-American by D3football.com in 2011.

The Montgomery native, and Jefferson Davis High School graduate, led the Hawks with nine sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss as a senior. He was fourth on the team with 34 tackles. Chappell finished his collegiate career with 25.5 sacks and 42 tackles for loss. Both marks rank second in Huntingdon history. He led the Hawks in sacks each of his final three seasons and was the team leader in tackles for loss the past two seasons.

"The thing about Chap is, as much as he meant to us on the field, he meant as much or more as a team leader," Huntingdon head coach Mike Turk said. "From the outside looking in, it was easy to see what he did in games. But when you are around him all the time, you're able to see what a great leader he is.

"When one of your best players is also the guy with the best attitude and one of the hardest workers, it sends a great message to the younger players. It teaches them that this is how it's supposed to be done. Chap left his mark in the record books, but he also left a lasting impression through his leadership."

 

2012 D3football.com All-American Team

D3football.com Offensive Player of the Year: Nate Wara, Sr., QB, UW-Oshkosh
D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year: Javicz Jones, Sr., LB, Mary Hardin-Baylor
D3football.com Coach of the Year: Larry Kehres, Mount Union

 

 

Pos.

First Team

Second Team

QB

Nate Wara, Sr., UW-Oshkosh

LiDarral Bailey, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

RB

Scottie Williams, Sr., Elmhurst

Cole Myhra, Jr., UW-Oshkosh

RB

Dominique Carson, Sr., Sul Ross State

Cartel Brooks, So., Heidelberg

WR

Eric Rogers, Sr., Cal Lutheran

D'Mario Parker, Sr., Louisiana College

WR

Jasper Collins, Sr., Mount Union

Mark Hiben, So., Wheaton (Ill.)

TE

Adam Carl, Jr., Augsburg

Billy Chapman, Sr., Middlebury

T

Antonio Tate, Sr., Mount Union

Sam Maxie, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

G

Michael Coles, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

Brian Cranmer, Sr., Wesley

C

Curtis James, Sr., St. Thomas

Mac Knisely, Sr., Mount Union

G

Matt Mattox, Sr., Mount Union

Drew Wert, Sr., Linfield

T

Ryan Moores, Sr., Middlebury

Charlie Homoky, Sr., Elmhurst

 
 
 

Defense

   

DE

Brynnan Hyland, Jr., Linfield

Frank Weymiller, Sr., Coe

DT

Mike Raplee, Sr., Alfred

Undra Hendrix, Sr., Hardin-Simmons

DT

D.J. Chappell, Sr., Huntingdon

Mychael Tuiasosopo, Jr., Pacific Lutheran

DE

Tyre Coleman, So., Hobart

Devin Hardy, Sr., Wesley

LB

Javicz Jones, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

Devin Worthington, Jr., Hobart

LB

Charles Dieuseul, Sr., Mount Union

Dom Forrest, Jr., Linfield

LB

Seth Mathis, Jr., Bethel

Sosthene Kapepula, So., Wesley

CB

Keith Villafranco, Jr., Mississippi College

Tim Filter, Sr., UW-Oshkosh

S

Nick Driskill, Sr., Mount Union

Zach Autenrieb, Sr., Thomas More

S

Jared Morris, Sr., Wesley

Cody Pastorino, Sr., Willamette

CB

Bobby Fischer, Sr., St. John's

Isaiah Scott, Sr., Mount Union

 
 
 

Specialists

 

 

K

Allen Cain, Sr., Texas Lutheran

Kevin Grady, Jr., Redlands

P

Christian Hallingstad, Sr., UW-La Crosse

Jordan Gay, Sr., Centre

RET

Chris Denton, Sr., Mount Union

Dwayne Hollis, Sr., North Carolina Wesleyan

 
 
 

Pos.

Third Team

Fourth Team

QB

Kevin Burke, So., Mount Union

Mickey Inns, Sr., Linfield

RB

James Clay, Sr, Mount St. Joseph

Luke Heinsohn, Sr., Washington and Lee

RB

Melikke Van Alstyne, Jr., Framingham St.     

Jonathan Rigaud, Sr., Johns Hopkins

WR

Brandon Boyle, Jr., Castleton State

Lee Carothers, Sr., Sul Ross State

WR

Jeremy Meier, Sr., Utica

Kyle Linville, Jr., Franklin

TE

Calvin Cagney, So., Ohio Wesleyan

Adam Moses, Sr., Waynesburg

T

Brandon Peter, Sr., UW-Oshkosh

Armand Jennifer, Jr., Johns Hopkins

G

Art Garvey, Sr., Hobart

Nick Schultz, Sr., Franklin

C

Travis Sugar, Sr., Hardin-Simmons

Ben Strehlow, Sr., UW-Oshkosh

G

John Lavelle, Sr., Delaware Valley

Nathan Yelton, Jr., Coe

T

Tom Knowlton, Sr., Concordia-Moorhead

Mike Wutzer, Sr., Cortland State

 
 
 

Defense

 

 

DE

Clay Eaton, Sr., Oberlin

Patrick Seesholtz, Jr., Otterbein

DT

Matt Fechko, Jr., Mount Union

James Muirhead, Sr., Framingham State

DT

Silvio Diaz, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

Brandon Dykstra, Jr., Wheaton (Ill.)

DE

Ayo Idowu, Sr., St. Thomas

Andrew Thompson, Sr., UW-Oshkosh

LB

Erik Westerberg, Jr., Augustana

Taylor Goodman, Sr., UW-Oshkosh

LB

Andre Carter, Jr., LaGrange

Noah Joseph, Sr., Union

LB

Craig Sykes, Sr., Heidelberg

Tremayne Williams, Jr., St. Thomas

CB

Zack Corpe, Jr., Franklin

Ryan Wenkman, Sr., UW-Whitewater

S

John Robinson, Sr., Delaware Valley

Rae Haynes, Sr., Trinity (Conn.)

S

Demetreus Johnson, Sr., Coe

Chinni Oji, Sr., St. Thomas

CB

Phil Terio, So., Salve Regina

Tony Tatum, Sr., Gallaudet

 
 
 

Specialists

 

 

K

Will Jeffcoat, Jr., LaGrange

Jimmie Mattson, Sr., St. John's

P

Michael Parks, Jr., Franklin

Jeff Sauer, Sr., Chicago

RET

Graham Asum, Sr., Worcester State

Phil Terio, So., Salve Regina