FOUR FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-NEW ENGLAND
DURHAM, N.H.-- Four University of New Hampshire
football players have been named to the New England Football
Writers' Football Championship Subdivision All-Star Team in an
announcement by Northeastern Associate Athletic Director Jack
On the defensive side of the football, senior linebacker Sean Ware (Bristol Conn.) finished the season ranked second on the team in tackles (47-50-97), while he also recorded 6.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks for a loss of 19 yards, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble for the Wildcats.
Also recognized on the UNH defense was senior safety Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) who led UNH in interceptions with six this season. He was right behind Ware in tackles in 2009 with 80 total take-downs, good for third overall on the squad. He also broke up five passes and forced a fumble.
On the offensive side of the football, senior center Tom Neill (Syracuse, N.Y.) was recognized for his efforts as captain and leader of the offensive line. The UNH offense scored an average of 31.8 ppg. with him on the line and compiled 340.4 yards per game in 2009.
Also recognized for his offensive efforts this season was senior All-American tight end Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.). Sicko, who led all UNH receivers with 57 catches for 725 yards, grabbed a career-best nine touchdown catches this season and averaged 55.8 yards per game and 12.7 yards per catch for the Wildcats.
UNH finished the season with a 10-3 overall record, won the CAA North Division Title for the second year in a row, and advanced to the NCAA Division I Championship quarterfinals for the fifth time in six straight NCAA playoff appearances.
2009 New England Football Writer's FCS All-Star Team
DL James Develin Brown Sr.
DL Don Smith Bryant Sr.
DL Jordan Stevens Maine Sr.
DL Carl Ehrlich Harvard Sr.
LB Paul Rice Yale Sr.
LB Sean Ware New Hampshire Sr.
LB Jon Takamura Harvard Sr.
LB Marcus Rodriguez Holy Cross Sr.
DB Terrence Klein New Hampshire Sr.
DB Marcus Dorsey Central Conn. Sr.
DB Michael Wright Holy Cross Sr.
DB Derrick Barker Harvard Sr.
DB Jeromy Miles Massachusetts Sr.
OL Paul Jasinowski Brown Sr.
OL James Williams Harvard Sr.
OL Chris Poole Holy Cross Sr.
OL Vladimir Ducasse Massachusetts Sr.
OL Kevin Newhall Northeastern Sr.
OL Tom Neill New Hampshire Sr.
QB Dominic Randolph Holy Cross Sr.
RB James Mallory Central Conn. Sr.
RB John Griffin Northeastern Jr.
FB Chris Zardas Massachusetts Sr.
WR Buddy Farnham Brown Sr.
WR Steve Tedesco Sacred Heart Sr.
WR Landis Williams Maine Sr.
WR Shawn Leonard Rhode Island Sr.
TE Scott Sicko New Hampshire Sr.
KS Tom Mante Yale Sr.
RS Shawn Abuhoff Dartmouth So.