14 Bluejays earn All-KCAC honors

Fourteen members of Tabor?s 10-3 NAIA playoffs qualifying team received all-conference awards from the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The Bluejays tied for second place in the KCAC with a 7-2 record.

First team

Two Tabor athletes were named to the first team offense.

Running back James Monroe was named to the first team. He was a first-team selection a year ago and was named to the 2013 preseason team.

The 5-foot, 11-inch senior from Browns Mills, N.J., accumulated 1,773 rushing yards this season to rank third in NAIA Division I. Monroe averaged 136.4 rushing yards per game.

Monroe?s 3,927 career rushing yards surpassed the previous standard established by retired NFL All-Pro Rolland ?Bay??Lawrence?s 3,008 yards.

Monroe also was named Offensive Player of the Year and also received the Dr. Ted Kessinger Champion of Character Award.

Offensive lineman Jess Croley, a 5-11 sophomore from Wylie, Texas, also was named to the first team.

Three Bluejays were named to the first team defense.

Lineman Terach Antoine was a 2013 preseason selection after being named to the second team last season. The 5-11 senior from Fort Pierce, Fla., tallied 78 total tackles, including 23.5 tackles for loss, which ranks sixth in NAIA Division I. Antoine recorded eight sacks.

Defensive back Anthony Daniel, a 6-0 senior from Orange, Calif., recorded 70 total tackles this season, including 2.5 tackles for loss. He recorded two sacks and grabbed six interceptions to rank eighth in NAIA Divi?sion I.

Linebacker Nik France, a 6-0 senior from Half Moon Bay, Calif., was a 2013 preseason pick after being named to the first team last season.

France tallied 64 total tackles, including three tackles for losses.

Second team

The Bluejays placed three players on the second team.

Tight end Cordell Sim?mons, a 6-4 senior from Orange, Calif., grabbed 17 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns.

Offensive lineman Jordan Costa, a 6-4 senior from Lodi, Calif., was also a second-team pick on offense.

On defense, lineman Dylan Delk, a 6-3 sophomore who graduated from Hills?boro High School, recorded 57 total tackles, including 16.5 for loss to rank 20th in NAIA Division I. He had seven sacks this season.

Honorable mention

Six Bluejays received honorable mention.

Defensive back Cody God?shall, a 5-10 senior from Topeka, totaled 51 tackles, including four for losses this season.

Donnell Davis, a 5-9 freshman from Friendswood, Texas, was feated as a defensive back. He tallied 50 tackles, including seven for loss.

Linebacker Ben Gardner, a 5-10 sophomore from Hillsboro, recorded 58 total tackles, including two for loss.

Running back Cody Coleman, a 5-8 freshman from Dallas, ran for 763 yards on 104 carries.

Tyler Davis, a 5-11 senior from Troup, Texas, ran for 357 yards on 79 carries, threw for 81 yards on 16 completions.

Scott Bauer, a 6-3 wide receiver from Hiawatha, led Tabor in receiving with 36 catches for 569 yards and three touchdowns, including a season-high nine receptions for 126 yards in Tabor?s quarterfinal matchup against Grand View Satur?day.

Eleventh-ranked Tabor?s season ended with a 44-24 loss to No. 2 Grand View.

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