CLARION, Pa. – Senior WR Justin Bernard (Cambridge, Mass.) and junior K/P Shane Grayson (Ormond Beach, Fla.) of the Saint Anselm College football team were selected to Don Hansen's Football Gazette All-Super Region 1 Third Team, it was announced Thursday afternoon.
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, as well an ECAC All-Star, last month after being named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team for the third straight season in November.
Bernard 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.
Grayson, who also joined Bernard as a BSN All-Super Region 1 selection and NE-10 First Teamer, put together a career year for the Hawks. Grayson went 10-for-13 on field goal tries to lead the league with a 77 percent success rating and rank second in field goals made. His 41-yard boot against American International College on Oct. 11 was the third longest field goal in the conference this season and matched his career long, which sits sixth in the program record book. Grayson's 63 points were third best in the league, while his 33 extra points ranked fifth and his 92 percent (33-36) PAT mark was seventh.
Grayson's 63 points are the most made by kicking in a single season in school history, while the 10 field goals are tied for the most in a campaign, while the 33 PATs and field goal percentage are both second.
The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988. Don Hansen's Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003.