AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Devin Moriarty (Springfield, MA), a defensive tackle for Amherst football, was named to the Division III Burger King All-America Team as selected by the American Football Coaches Association. This is the only All-America team chosen exclusively by coaches, who have deemed Moriarty among the 25 best Division III football players in the nation.
Moriarty led Amherst to its second straight year with the league's best defense. The Jeffs allowed 93 points and 1,727 yards in eight games as the only NESCAC team to hold opponents to less than 100 points and fewer than 2,000 yards. The tackle concluded his senior season with a team-leading 16 hits behind the line of scrimmage, including nine sacks for 56 yards. He leveled three against Colby along with 12 tackles and blocking a punt to earn NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Moriarty finished as the team's fourth-leading tackler with 52 hits (25 solo).
The Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought major has also been recognized as a NESCAC All-Star, the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, and an All-New England selection by the New England Football Writers. Over four years, Moriarty has compiled a 24-7-1 career record.
1997 Burger King Division III Coaches' All-America Team Offense Pos. Name School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School WR Jeff Clay* Catholic Sr. 5-11 200 Washington, DC/Gonzaga WR Scott Hvistendahl Augsburg Jr. 5-10 175 Cannon Falls, MN/Randolph TE Ryan Collins St. Thomas Sr. 6-7 250 Robbinsdale, MN/Cooper OL Derrick LeVake* WI-Whitewater Sr. 6-6 295 West Allis, WI/Central OL Anthony Jacobs Merchant Marine Sr. 6-3 270 Hammonton, NJ/Hammonton OL Jim Haines New Jersey Sr. 6-3 265 Andover, NJ/Lenape Valley OL Jim Witte North Central Sr. 6-2 270 Hanover Park, IL/Conant OL Brian McAvan Cortland State Sr. 6-0 280 Camillus, NY/West Genessee QB Bill Borchert Mount Union Sr. 6-1 200 North Royalton, OH/Holy Name RB Jamie Lee MacMurray (IL) Sr. 5-11 215 Paducah, KY/Reidland RB Jim Mormino Allegheny Sr. 6-2 225 Mayfield Heights, OH/Mayfield Defense DL Devin Moriarty Amherst Sr. 6-3 270 Springfield, MA/Exeter DL Jamie Harless Emory & Henry Sr. 6-2 275 Abingdon, CA/Abingdon DL Jeremy Whalen Simpson Sr. 6-2 250 Indianola, IA/Indianola DL J.J. Fadden Wilkes Sr. 6-3 249 Scranton, PA/West Scranton LB Chris Wells Thomas More Jr. 6-1 215 Georgetown, IN/Floyd Central LB Nate Casella Wesley Sr. 6-0 220 Columbia, MD/Wilde Lake LB London Fletcher John Carrol Sr. 6-0 235 Cleveland, OH/Villa Angela-St. Joseph LB Ed Hernaez Coast Guard Sr. 5-9 220 Fairfax, VA/J.W. Robinson DB Terrick Grace Rowan Sr. 6-0 218 Westfield, NJ/Marlboro DB Sedrick Medlock Howard Payne Jr. 6-0 180 Mart, TX/Mart DB Ric Mathias WI-La Crosse Sr. 5-10 175 Monroe, WI/Monroe Specialists P Jeff Shea** Cal Lutheran Sr. 6-4 210 Santa Paula, CA/Santa Paula PK Paul Morris Trinity (TX) So. 6-3 190 Bedford, TX/Trinity RS Montas Allen Centre Sr. 6-2 185 Shelbyville, KY/Shelby County *1996 All-American **1995 and 1996 All-American # # # 12/9/97