Weber selected Honorable Mention All-AmericaFebruary 18, 2016
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Freshman punter Kevin Weber has been named Honorable Mention All-America after a second team all-Super Region 2 selection by the Don Hansen Football Committee.
Weber can add both honors to a growing list of accolades that includes a second team all-Super Region selection by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association in December.
He was the team’s most steady special teams performer and led Brevard to a fifth-place national ranking in net punting at 37.8 yards per punt. The Summerville, South Carolina native led the SAC and ranked ninth in Division II at 42.4 yards per punt, placing 19 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line with just three touchbacks. He had 16 punts of at least 50 yards on the season, while his 71-yard punt vs. Lenoir-Rhyne on Nov. 7 was the longest in the SAC in 2015 by five yards and has been eclipsed by just three National Football League punters this season.
Weber’s punting average was tops among Division II freshmen by nearly a full yard, ranked fifth among freshmen at all levels of NCAA football, and was higher than two NFL punters. He also kicked off 17 times for a 60.9-yard average with three touchbacks in 2015.
The Don Hansen Football Committee carries on the work and legacy of the late Don Hansen, who was recognized as an expert on small college football and began selecting All-America teams in 1987.
Featured image courtesy of Rick Elliot.