LANCASTER, Pa. - The Dickinson football team had eight players named All-Centennial Conference as announced by the league office on Wednesday morning. Linebacker Brian Snow was the lone Devil selected to the First Team, while Princeton Douglass, Robert Geiss, and Marc Villano earned Second Team honors. Diante Ball, Cuba Birnbaum, Taj DeFrance, and Neville Krueger all received Honorable Mention.
Snow earned his third all-conference honor and second first-team honor as a unanimous selection. He was a standout on the Devils defensive unit recording double-digit tackles in eight games on the season, including an outstanding 23 with ten solo stops in the Wagon Game versus Franklin & Marshall. He led not only the team with 125 total and 12.5 tackles per game but the entire conference as well. He also garnered some national attention as well ranking third in the country in both categories as well.
Douglass had a very strong first season in Red and Black as he led the Devils in receiving and all-purpose yards. He racked up a team-high 49 receptions for 605 yards and two touchdowns. On September 25th on the road against Susquehanna, he had a season-high seven grabs for 117 yards with a long of 38. For the year he totaled 1,236 yards all-purpose yards which were 459 better than the next highest on the team and good for 58th in the country.
Geiss was the "do-it-all" man for Dickinson on the season serving as the punter which landed him all-conference honors kicking 45 times for 1,746 yards with a 38.8 average. He had 13 fair caught, seven downed inside the opponent's 20-yardline, and three touchbacks. Geiss also recorded 40 catches for 603 yards and three tds, including a 97-yard romp at Susquehanna. He also added 41 rushes for 174 yards and three scores. Serving as a quarterback he completed 17 of 29 passes for two tds and 219 yards.
Villano made up part of a solid offensive line for the Devils that gave quarterbacks Tim Graham and Caleb Pruitt time to throw all season and allowed just over one sack per game. He also helped to solidify the run game helping DC to put up more than 100 yards on the ground in each of their last six games.
Ball led the DC ground game in his first season in Carlisle carrying the rock a team-high 134 times for 594 yards with six touchdowns. His 4.4 yards per carry ranked him sixth in the conference. He also added to the passing attack reeling in 14 catches for 180 yards (12.9 per catch) and a pair of scores. His 774 all-purpose yards were good for third-highest on the team.
Birnbaum earned his fourth nod to the all-conference list after being named to the second team twice and honorable mention once. He like Villano contributed to a strong offensive line that had the Devils rushing attack third in the conference in yards per carry at 3.8 while putting up 13 touchdowns on 295 rushes.
DeFrance was the leading ballhawk for Dickinson on the season racking up a conference and team-high four interceptions for 30 return yards, while adding a conference topping ten pass breakups. He had multiple breakups in two games recording three versus Muhlenberg and two on the road at Juniata.
Krueger was the second leading tackler on the team recording 62 total stops, with 30 of them coming solo. He also had a team-high seven sacks which ranked him 64th in the nation. In the win at Juniata on October 30th, he posted a season-high two sacks and four tackles for loss totaling 26 yards. On that same day, he made a career-high 11 tackles.