Carrollton, GA – Two University of West Georgia football stars have received a prestigious national honor.
Wide receiver and return specialist Denarius Appling and place kicker Davis Brackett were named Thursday as honorable mention members of the 2011 Don Hansen Division II All-America Team. Each had previously earned Don Hansen All-Super Region II honors.
Appling, a sophomore from Griffin was a dual All-Gulf South Conference honoree in 2011. He was named first team All-GSC as a return specialist, and was voted to second team honors as all-purpose back. After finishing second in the conference in all-purpose yards for the season.
Brackett, a senior from Marietta, was named second team All-GSC as a placement specialist in 2011. He led the Wolves in scoring with 66 points, and connected on a conference-best 14 field goals a year ago.
Appling and Brackett are the first West Georgia players to receive All-America notice since kicker Jared Guberman earned the honor in 2007.
The Don Hansen Division II All-America Team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 in 2010. Hansen started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.
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