CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The 2017 All-Patriot League First and Second Teams and major award winners were announced by the League office on Tuesday.


A pair of Patriot League career leaders highlight the second-team offense, including Pujals, who became just the second quarterback in League history to top 11,000 career passing yards and Edmonds, the League’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards (7,314), rushing yards (5,862), total touchdowns (74) and rushing touchdowns (67). Fordham junior tight end Isaiah Searight (452 rec. yards, 4 TDs) and senior offensive lineman Ben Hartman and Holy Cross senior offensive lineman James Murray each earned a spot on the second-team for the second-consecutive season. Colgate sophomore Alex Mathews (578 yards, 6 TDs), junior wide receiver Thomas Ives (353 rec. yards, 7 TDs) and senior offensive lineman Scott Hirshman, Georgetown sophomore wide receiver Michael Dereus (46 rec., 696 rec. yards, 5 TDs) and Holy Cross senior wide receiver Blaise Bell (601 rec. yards, 8 TDs) each collected second-team accolades for the first time.


The All-Patriot League teams and major awards were voted on by Patriot League football head coaches, who could not vote for their own student-athletes or themselves.
2017 Football Major Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Dom Bragalone, Lehigh, Jr., RB
Defensive Player of the Year: Abdullah Anderson, Bucknell, Sr., DL
Rookie of the Year: Grant Breneman, Colgate, Fr., QB
Coach of the Year: Dan Hunt, Colgate
Teams sorted alphabetically by school


Second-Team Offense#
QB: Peter Pujals, Holy Cross, Sr.
RB: Alex Mathews, Colgate, So.
RB: Chase Edmonds, Fordham, Sr.
WR: Thomas Ives, Colgate, Jr.
WR: Michael Dereus, Georgetown, So.
WR: Blaise Bell, Holy Cross, Sr.
TE: Isaiah Searight, Fordham, Jr.
OL: Chase Watkins, Bucknell, Sr.
OL: Scott Hirshman, Colgate, Sr.
OL: Ben Hartman, Fordham, Sr.
OL: James Murray, Holy Cross, Sr.
PK: John Burdick, Bucknell, Sr.
PK: Ed Mish, Lehigh, Jr.
RS: Isaac Ellsworth, Georgetown, Sr.


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