November 22, 2013

Lions' TJ Luddy of Freedom named to Middle Atlantic Conference first team at two positions

TJ Luddy to Devron Clark
By Corky Blake | The Express-Times
Albright College senior TJ Luddy of Freedom High School was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference football all-conference first team at quarterback and punter. Luddy became just the second Albright player to earn all-conference first team honors in the same season. The first was George Gamber in 1966.

Luddy threw for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns. He rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown. Luddy led the MAC in punting, averaging 39.9 yards with 15 kicks inside the 20.

Lebanon Valley's Kevin Smith, a senior from Pen Argyl, was named a first-team defensive lineman. Smith, who earned All-MAC first team honors for the second time, registered 57 tackles, two sacks, six hurries and three batted passes. The senior captain and his teammates will be playing Wittenberg this weekend in the first round of the NCAA Division III
playoffs.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback -- Sr. TJ Luddy, Albright (Freedom High School); Jr. Aaron Wilmer, Delaware Valley.

Running back -- Jr. Craig Needhammer, Lycoming; Sr. Kyle Schuberth, Delaware Valley.

Fullback -- Sr. Evan Fink, Lebanon Valley.

Tight end -- Sr. Eric Wade, Albright.

Wide receiver -- Jr. Rasheed Bailey, Delaware Valley; Jr. Anthony Davis, Widener; Jr. Dan Kempa, King's.

Line -- Sr. Josh Barndt, King's; Sr. William Carter, Delaware Valley; Sr. Brendan Kozub, Lebanon Valley; Sr. Mike Pacitti, Widener; So. Josh Wallace, Delaware Valley.

Place kicker -- So. Dan Sobolewski, Albright.

Defense

Line -- Sr. Kevin Smith, Lebanon Valley (Pen Argyl); Sr. Ron Garrett, King's; Sr. Dwight Hentz, Lycoming; So. Shakore Philip, Widener.

Linebacker -- Sr. Tyler Denike, Lycoming; Sr. Dylan Ditmar, Widener; Jr. Frank Gaffney, Lebanon Valley; Sr. Tate Moore-Jacobs, Wilkes.

Secondary -- Sr. Colin Masterson, Widener; Sr. Drew Peterson, Albright; Jr. Tanner Troutman, Lycoming; So. Danny Wynne, Delaware Valley.

Punter -- Luddy, Albright.