WPIAL alumni, Duquesne stars named preseason FCS All-Americans

August 4, 2018

Duquesne running back A.J. Hines rushed for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore at Duquesne in 2017.S

Zane Dudek’s historic freshman season at Yale is giving him publicity for his sophomore campaign.

The Armstrong graduate, who last season became the first true freshman to lead the Ivy League in rushing, was named Tuesday to the 2018 STATS FCS Pre-Season All-America Second Team.

Dudek rushed for 1,133 yards and 15 touchdowns in 10 games, averaging 7.1 yards per carry and leading the Ivy League in every rushing and scoring category. He was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and first-team all-Ivy.

Youngstown State senior running back Tevin McCaster, a New Castle graduate, joined Dudek on the second team after rushing for 1,066 yards and 13 touchdowns in 11 games, earning first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.

Four players with Western Pennsylvania ties made the third team: Duquesne junior running back A.J. Hines, Duquesne senior wide receiver Nehari Crawford, Youngstown State senior linebacker Armond Dellovade, a West Allegheny graduate, and Youngstown State senior long-snapper Steven Wethli, a New Castle graduate.

Hines rushed for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore, giving him 23 scores through two seasons. Crawford caught 65 passes for 1,026 yards and 15 touchdowns. Both players were named First Team All-Northeast Conference.

Dellovade recorded 76 tackles, three sacks and an interception as a junior to get named to the All-MVC Second Team. Wethli is a three-year starter at long-snapper and was an All-MVC Honorable Mention pick last season.

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