SALEM, Virginia – Three Heidelberg University football seniors landed on D3football.com's All-America team, which the website announced prior to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. Austin Hunter and Donteea Dye were second team selections and Cartel Brooks was a third team honoree. Brooks is now a three-time All-American after his second team selection in 2012 and first team designation in 2013. For Hunter and Dye, this is their first recognition on the All-America team.
Hunter, the OAC's lineman of the year, capped off his career with postseason accolades at his third different position. As a sophomore, the criminal justice major was an All-OAC center. Before his junior year, he slid over to left guard and enjoyed another all-conference season. This season, he moved left again, holding down the left tackle spot vacated by 2013 All-American Quentin Rembert.
Dye was named the OAC's top receiver after leading the conference in yards and touchdown grabs. The speedster finished with 1,022 yards on 57 receptions. He found the end zone 14 times and finished with 26 career touchdown catches, one behind Michael Preston on the program's leaderboard.
Brooks' career ended with another memorable day over Baldwin Wallace. One year removed from an NCAA record 465 yards over the Yellow Jackets, Brooks pounded out 263 yards and five touchdowns against BW. He upped his career yards per carry to an NCAA record 7.71 ypc. On the season, the Galion Stallion amassed 1,401 yards and 17 touchdowns on 169 carries.
In the history of the D3football.com All-American team, 10 Student Princes have been selected a total of 12 times, with Brooks being the only three-time recipient. Heidelberg has had at least one All-American in each of the last five seasons.