Local Players Earn Football Honors
NORTH ANDOVER -- Merrimack College senior captain Cody Demers of Dracut has been named to the 2018 Don Hansen Gazette Super Region 1 Third Team college football all-star team.
Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003.
Demers capped a sensational career by averaging 6.7 catches per game while finishing with 67 catches to earn his first Northeast-10 all-conference selection. He averaged 92.3 receiving yards per game and caught eight touchdown passes while tallying 923 yards receiving.
The former Central Catholic standout recorded at least one touchdown in all but three games this season and even tossed a touchdown pass. Demers finished his Merrimack career ranked third in career receiving yards (2,416) and receptions (204) and sixth in touchdowns (18).
WALTHAM -- Bentley University captain and offensive lineman Jack Hansbury, a former Chelmsford High standout, has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud NCAA Division II Academic All-America football first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hansbury played in every game during his four seasons with the Falcons, including 34 as a starter. He started every game the last three years and saw action at three different positions during his career.
The six-foot-three, 290-pound offensive tackle excelled in the classroom throughout his time at Bentley and has also been involved in a number of community service activities. A corporate finance and accounting major with a minor in computer information systems, he’s achieved an outstanding 3.94 grade point average.