WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Senior WR Justin Bernard (Cambridge, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College football team was selected to the Daktronics All-Super Region 1 Second Team by the region's sport information directors, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
Bernard earns the accolade for the first time in his career and is the first Hawk to garner the honor since DL Casey Larson also earned Second Team honors back in 2006. Bernard caught 99 passes for 1,028 yards and six touchdowns this season. It was the third consecutive year going over 1,000 yards receiving for Bernard, who was named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team for the third straight season last month.
Bernard, who helped guide the Hawks to their first winning campaign in 14 years, led the league in catches, ranked fourth in yards and tied for sixth in touchdown grabs, while placing fourth in the nation in receptions per game (9.0) and 29th in receiving yards per contest (93.5). His 99 receptions are the second most in a single season in program history, while the 1,028 yards rank fourth. Bernard already owned Saint Anselm's single-game, single-season and career records for catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions.
Bernard reeled in his 326th career catch in a 55-24 win at Merrimack on Oct. 4 to become the NCAA Division II all-time leader in receptions. He finished his career with 386 catches and 4,169 yards, which rank first and third, respectively, among active Division II players.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition.