|Four Seniors Receive All-NESCAC Honors|
Four Seniors Receive All-NESCAC Honors
November 16, 2006
AMHERST, MA – Four members of the Amherst College football team ended their careers with the Lord Jeffs by earning All-Conference honors in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Senior Mark Hannon (Glen Rock, NJ) received First-Team honors for both offense and as a return specialist, while senior Brendan McKee (Hull, MA) earned First-Team defensive honors. Senior quarterback Nick Kehoe (Washington Depot, CT) and senior lineman Matt Mascioli (Morgantown, WV) earned Second-Team offensive honors.
Hannon was named the 2005 NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year along with receiving First-Team All-NESCAC honors as a wide receiver and kick returner. In 2006, Hannon caught 46 passes for 529 yards and six touchdowns, adding a NESCAC-best average of 12.5 yards in 17 punt returns and one return for a touchdown, along with an average of 18.1 yards on 10 kick returns. Hannon led the Jeffs and was second in the NESCAC in all-purpose yards with 949, averaging 118.6 per game.
McKee represents the Amherst defense with his First-Team nod, earning All-Conference honors for the first time in his career with the Jeffs. McKee recorded 46 total tackles (17 solo) in eight games, adding 3.5 sacks and one break-up as the defensive leader and quad-captain for the Jeffs.
Kehoe receives a Second-Team nod after earning First-Team honors in 2005. In 2006, Kehoe completed 136-of-243 passes, averaging a NESCAC-second-best 193.4 passing yards per game and adding nine touchdowns with eight interceptions. Kehoe totaled 1,547 yards on the season with a pass efficiency of 115.08. Rounding out the list of All-Conference Team members is Mascioli, whose presence on the offensive line will be difficult to replace next season.
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