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11 earn NJCAA All-America honors

Dec. 10, 2019 - The Northeast Football Conference had 11 individuals chosen to the NJCAA All-America list. NJCAA runner-up Lackawanna had eight student-athletes selected while No. 15 ASA had three on the 2019 team.

Lackawanna's Ja'Ayir Brown, the NEFC Defensive Player of the Year, was a first-team selection as were teammates Sameer Parks and Delvin Palmer. Brown, a two-time selection to the All-NEFC first team at defensive back, had five pass breakups and three interceptions to go with his 34 total tackles. A Penn State commit, Brown is a sophomore from Trenton, New Jersey. Parks, a sophomore tight end from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, had six touchdown receptions among his seven receptions for 175 yards while Palmer, a freshman wide receiver/return specialist from Heathsville, Virginia, was named the return specialist after returning eight kickoffs for 403 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned 10 punts.

Named to the second team were ASA's Egan Atkins and Durell Johnson and Lackawanna's KeShaun Moore. Atkins, a sophomore offensive lineman from Tampa, Florida, helped lead the Avengers to having the NJCAA's second-best rushing offense. ASA was also second in points per game and fourth in total offense. Johnson, a sophomore defensive lineman from Baltimore, recorded a NEFC-best 20 tackles for loss among his 41 stops. Moore, a sophomore linebacker from Suffolk, VIrginia, led the Falcons with 68 total tackles and three fumble recoveries. He also made 10.5 tackles for loss.

Honorable mention selections were: Norval Black, Tre'Quan Dorsey, Greg Rose and DeJahn Warren, Lackawanna; and Kaedin Robinson, ASA. Black, a sophomore wide receiver from Germantown, Maryland caught 22 passes for 570 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns. Dorsey, a sophomore offensive lineman from Sterling, Virginia, was a key figure as Lackawanna ranked fourth nationally with 42.5 points per game. Rose, a sophomore defensive lineman from Hyattsville, Maryland, led Lackawanna with 13.5 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks. He made 44 total tackles. Warren, a freshman defensive back from Hyattsville, Maryland, led the Falcons with six pass breakups, five interceptions and five blocked kicks. He recorded 35 tackles. Robinson, a freshman wide receiver from Asheville, North Carolina, caught a team-high 37 passes for 879 yards and nine touchdowns. His 23.8 yards per reception led the NJCAA.

For more information, visit NJCAA. The NEFC had 12 individuals chosen in 2013 with 11 of those selections on the honorable mention squad.