NEWBERRY —A Union resident is now the first defensive lineman at Newberry College to be named an All-American in nearly two decades.
In a statement released earlier this month, Newberry College announced that Sophomore defensive end Jamarcus Henderson, a residents of Union, had earned Second Team All-American recognition by the Don Hansen Football Committee on Jan. 30.
the press release states that Henderson, a first team all-South Atlantic Conference and a consensus second team all-Super Region 2 selection, becomes the first All-American Newberry defensive lineman since Sheldon Riley was named a Lutheran All-American in 2000. Henderson finished second on the team with 65 tackles, including conference highs with 22.0 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks that ranked seventh in Newberry single-season history. He had at least one tackle for loss in 10 games this season, notched six or more stops on seven occasions, and led the team with nine quarterback hurries.
Don Hansen All-America
The Don Hansen All-America team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Illinois, started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988. Don Hansen’s Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003.
Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the College is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Association of Schools of Music. Newberry College was ranked in the top tier of regional colleges in the South in the 2016 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges in the U.S. The College offers baccalaureate degrees in 33 majors, 39 minors, 42 areas of concentration and 10 pre-professional programs and features a radio and television station. The College offers 17 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading and dance. For more information, go to www.newberry.edu
This story courtesy of Newberry College.