Dewey Headlines All-East Region Football Squad
, Dec. 2, 2004 – Springfield College senior Brian Dewey
has been voted to the 2004 Football Gazette Division III All-East Region Football Team for the second-consecutive season, announced today.
Seniors Justin Fletcher
and Brian McLellan
were named to the all-region second team, and senior Tim Lutgens
was a third-team choice.
, a right tackle from Victory Mills, N.Y.
, earned Empire 8 First-Team All-Conference and New England Football Writers’ Division II-III All-Star accolades this season. Prior to the 2004 campaign, he was a consensus preseason first-team All-American. In ’03, he earned D3Football.com First-Team All-America and Football Gazette Third-Team All-America accolades. He also picked up Football Gazette First-Team All-East Region, ECAC Division III Northeast First-Team All-Star, New England Football Writers’ Division II-III All-Star and all-FFC first-team honors last season. A two-year starter, Dewey is a major reason why SC led college football in rushing (398.5 yards-per-game) in ’03, and is ranked second in Division III (384.9 ypg) this season.
, a defensive tackle from Mansfield, Mass.
, was a first-team All-Empire 8 pick in ’04. One of the league’s best interior lineman, he was second on the Pride with 6.5 tackles-for-loss, and third with 50 tackles. McLellan, a three-year starter at SC, had 23.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks in his college career.
, an inside linebacker from Orwell, Vt.
, is a two-time all-region choice and a 2004 Football Gazette Preseason Third-Team All-American. He earned all-conference honors for the third-straight season after leading the Pride with 60 tackles. In 2002 and ’03, Fletcher made the Freedom Football Conference All-Conference First Team. Last season, he was also recognized as an ECAC Division III Northeast Second-Team All-Star and a Football Gazette Second-Team All-East choice. Fletcher had 180 tackles and 18 tackles-for-loss in his career.
, who is from Greenwich, N.Y.
, lands on the all-region squad for the second time in two seasons. In ’04, he has been honored as an Empire 8 Football All-Conference First-Team selection and the New England Football Writers’ Division II-III All Star. Prior to this season, Lutgens was voted to the D3Football.com Pre-season All-America Second Team and the Football Gazette Pre-Season All-America Third Team. Lutgens is the only back in school history to break the 1,000-yard barrier in consecutive seasons, rushing for a team-high 1,064 yards in ’04, and 1,307 yards last season. He also had 14 rushing touchdowns this season. In ’03, Lutgens was a Football Gazette First-Team All-Region honoree, an ECAC Division III Northeast Second-Team All-Star and an All-Freedom Football Conference (FFC) First-Team selection. He capped his career ranked third all-time at SC with 3,032 rushing yards and fourth with 35 rushing TDs.
The Pride (8-2 overall, 4-2 Empire 8) was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally in Division III this season. SC beat Fitchburg State, 53-7, to win the ECAC Division III North Atlantic Championship on Nov. 20.
Head Coach Mike DeLong
Michael C. “Mike” DeLong ’74
enters his 31st season as a head football coach in the fall of 2012. He enters his 29th year at Springfield College alone. For the past 28 years, he has been the head coach at Springfield, his alma mater. Mike had also been the head coach at Maine Maritime in Castine, Maine in 1979 and 1980. Read more
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