UNION, NJ - Nick Sachs of Morristown along with 11 other members of the Kean University men’s football team were named to the 2017 New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) roster. Sachs who was named to the NJAC second team finished with 32 tackles, 17 solo tackles, 4.5 tackle loss, a half a sack and a forced fumble.
Kean's football team had seven student athletes named to the Second Team. Among them were Defensive line Sachs - junior criminal justice major, Quarterback Charles App - Staten Island, N.Y. - senior, physical education and health/teacher certification major, Wide Receiver Ben Guarino - Caldwell, N.J. - senior, global fitness and wellness major, Offensive Line Dante Focarelli - Robbinsville, N.J. - senior, criminal justice major, Tight End Kyle Rooney - Holmdel, N.J. - junior, physical education and health/teacher certification major, Defensive Line Marquis Oliver - Lakewood, N.J. - senior, global fitness and wellness major, and Defensive End Chris Weber - Old Bridge, N.J. - senior, physical education and health/teacher certification major.
Four players were named to the NJCA First Team. They included Defensive Back David Jimerson II - Howell N.J. - senior, physical education and health/teacher certification major, Offensive Line Brian Matthews - Roselle Park, N.J. - junior, global fitness and wellness major, Offensive Line Chris Vurchio - Hazlet, N.J. - junior, business management major, and Running Back Damian Corredor - Weehawken, N.J. - senior, global fitness and wellness major.
Linebacker Darin Hungerford - Dumfries, Va. - senior, criminal justice major is just the second Cougar in program history to earn the Conference's top defensive honor and the first since 2004. A two-time NJAC Defensive Player of the Week, Hungerford finished with 124 tackles, 80 solo tackles, 17 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He currently leads the NJAC in tackles per game (12.4) and total tackles. He is ranked third nationally in solo tackles, seventh in total tackles and 28th in tackles for a loss. During the season, he broke his own school record for tackles in a game with 25 against nationally ranked Frostburg State.
“Everything about how they carry themselves––on and off the field––makes me proud of my team,” said Head Coach Dan Garrett. “Each of the players proved to be selfless, resilient, hard working, strong, mentally tough, loyal and loving to each other and the program, and all-around incredible young men.”