DANBURY, Conn. – Senior WR Justin Bernard (Cambridge, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College football team hauled in another postseason accolade Monday as he was selected to the ECAC All-Star Team.
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 also chosen as an All-Super Region 1 Second Teamer by both Daktronics and Beyond Sports Network earlier this month after being 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 28th 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.