Feely Athletic’s Hofrichter & DeStephens Earns 2016 NCAA Football All-American
Hofrichter Named Freshman All-American 2016 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Redshirt freshman punter Sterling Hofrichter has been named to the CampusInsiders.com Freshman All-America First Team. The award is the third postseason honor for Hofrichter, who was tabbed an All-ACC Third Team performer last week by the conference’s 14 head coaches, and an All-ACC Honorable Mention selection in November by media who cover the league. Hofrichter is the fifth Orange player in the last three years to be recognized by the website and the first to earn first-team Freshman All-America honors. Entering bowl season, Hofrichter leads the ACC in number of punts (77) and total punting yardage (3,289). His 23 punts of 50+ yards are tied for the most in the conference and his 24 punts inside the 20-yard line are the second-most in the league. Hofrichter averaged at least 45 yards per punt four times in 2016, including a personal-best 48.7 yards per kick in SU’s win against Coastal Division champion Virginia Tech. He also was Syracuse’s special teams game captain against the Hokies. NCAA Div. II Lenoir-Rhyne’s Michael DeStephens Earns 2016 NCAA Division II Football All-American Honors December 14, 2016 Senior punter from Gainesville, Fla., named to the 2016 CCA Division II All-American Second Team Lenoir-Rhyne University senior punter Michael DeStephens has been named to the 2016 CCA NCAA Division II All-American Football Second Team.Lenoir-Rhyne University senior punter Michael DeStephens has been named to the 2016 CCA NCAA Division II All-American Football Second Team. Wichita Falls, Texas – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Michael DeStephens has been named to the 2016 CCA NCAA Division II All-American Football Second Team. CCA is the Conference Commissioner’s Association. DeStephens, a senior punter from Gainesville, Fla., currently ranks fourth in the nation at 44.2 yards per punt this year. DeStephens also pinned 26 punts inside the 20-yard line this season with his season-long being 60 yards against Wingate on October 15. DeStephens is a three-time All-South Atlantic Conference First-Team honoree (2014-16) and was named to the All-Super Region II First Team earlier this month.