Four Lenoir-Rhyne Players Earn Don Hansen All-Region Honors In Football
January 18, 2011
Juniors Chandler Rearden and Le'Quan McCorkle named to the all-region first team
Junior fullback Le'Quan McCorkle was one of four Lenoir-Rhyne University players to earn 2010 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region 2 honors in football.
Brookfield, Ill. - Four members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team have been named to the 2010 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region 2 Teams.
Junior offensive lineman Chandler Rearden (Greenwood, S.C.) and junior fullback Le'Quan McCorkle (Sherrills Ford, N.C.) garnered first-team accolades while senior free safety Marcus Shuford (Newton, N.C.) and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.) were picked to the third team.
Rearden has already been named to three All-American teams in 2010 - Associated Press Little, Daktronics and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) are the others - and earned all-region honors by the AFCA and Daktronics as well.
Rearden, a two-time First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference pick (2008 and 2010), became the first player in school history to be awarded the Jacobs Blocking Trophy this past fall. The trophy is given annually to the top offensive lineman in the league.
Rearden helped the Bears rank first in NCAA Division II in rushing in 2010, averaging over 319 yards per game.
McCorkle finished second on the team in carries (136) and yards rushing (565) and third in touchdowns on the ground (three) this year.
Shuford, a three-time All-SAC honoree (2008-10), was named the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player Of The Year after leading the team in tackles (78), pass break-ups and interceptions (three).
Shuford also earned 2010 Daktronics All-Super Region 2 First Team honors and played in this year's Cactus Bowl, the NCAA Division II All-Star Game, earlier in the month.
Shuford ended his career with 308 tackles and 12 interceptions while starting all four seasons with the Bears.
Martin led the team in quarterback sacks (7.5) in 2010 to go along with 22 tackles including nine for a loss while helping the Bears limit their opponents to just 75.7 yards rushing per game. Martin also earned first-team all-league honors this past November as well.
All four players led Lenoir-Rhyne (7-4 overall and 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference) this past fall to its first winning season since 1994.