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Hurricanes Wilson, Davis take football awards

Holland College Hurricane Brandon Wilson, centre, was named the defensive lineman of the year by the Atlantic Football League. Jason Malloy/The Guardian
Holland College Hurricane Brandon Wilson, centre, was named the defensive lineman of the year by the Atlantic Football League. Jason Malloy/The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Holland College Hurricanes teammates Brandon Wilson and Brennan Davis received recognition as the Atlantic Football League handed out its year-end awards.

Wilson was named defensive lineman of the year and Davis the special teams player of the year while nine Hurricanes made the all-star team in the four-team circuit.

“These nine players exemplify what we aspire to as a team, and we are proud that they have earned the distinction of being on the league’s all-star team,” said head coach Ross Young.

Holland College went 5-1 in the regular season before losing to Dalhousie in the semifinal.

“We had a lot of new players on the team this year, so they needed some time to get used to each other. By the end of the season, the team was really starting to find its rhythm,” he added. “The players will be working hard over the next few months to prepare for spring training. The coaches are very proud of the team, and appreciate the work that all our players put in these past season.”

Atlantic Football League Awards

Atlantic Football League major award winners.

MVP – Hunter Sturgeon, UNB Red Bombers.

Offensive player of the year – Turner Sturgeon, UNB Red Bombers.

Defensive player of the year – Matt Fagan, Red Bombers.

Offensive lineman of the year – Jacob Hanscom, Red Bombers.

Defensive lineman of the year – Brandon Wilson, Holland College Hurricanes.

Rookie of the year – Eric Purcell, Dalhousie Tigers

Special teams player of the year – Brennan Davis, Hurricanes.

Coach of the year – Dan McCullough, Red Bombers.

All-stars

Offence

Quarterback – Hunter Sturgeon, Red Bombers

Running backs – Turner Sturgeon, Red Bombers; and Zack Leger, Tigers.

Receivers – Jason Cowperthwaite, Red Bombers; Anders Blizzard, UNB Saint John Seawolves; Cole Brydges, Hurricanes; Tyler Majuary,  Hurricanes; and Alistair Chauhaun, Tigers.

Offensive line – Jacob Hanscom, Red Bombers; Luke Saunders, Red Bombers; Ed Tingley, Hurricanes; Owen Smith, Tigers; and Bailey Beshara, Seawolves.

Defence 

Defensive line –Josh Feaster, Hurricanes; Brandon Wilson, Hurricanes; Matt Fagan, Red Bombers; Jordan Grant, Tigers; and Jerrad Fawcett, Seawolves.

Linebackers – Colin Landers, Seawolves; Torriano Curtis, Hurricanes; and Liam Manson, Tigers.

Defensive backs – Gordon Brown, Tigers; Mackenzie Campbell, Hurricanes; Tristen Hull, Hurricanes; Cody Reid, Seawolves; and Riley Spear, Red Bombers.

Special teams

Return specialist – Mitch McCoy, Red Bombers; and Zacchary Kuhn, Tigers.

Kicker – Brennan Davis, Hurricanes.

Punter – Jacob McNeil, Red Bombers.

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