Sunday, July 23, 2017

Five HBU Huskies named to Southland Conference preseason football team

Garrett Dolan (center) was HBU's lone selection
to the Southland Conference Preseason
All-Conference Football First Team.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 23, 2017) Houston Baptist University placed five players on the Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference Football Team as announced by the conference on July 13, 2017. The Huskies were led by first team selection Garrett Dolan. The 6-2, 240-pound junior linebacker played in 11 games in 2016, tallying 135 tackles (47 solo), along with 15.5 tackles for a loss. He also had two sacks for a loss of 20 yards.

Four Huskies were named to the second team squad, including junior place kicker Alec Chadwick, senior linebacker Cody Moncure, senior defensive back Derek Broussard, and senior punter Christian Guzman. Chadwick was 16-of-25 in field goals and 21-of-21 in extra points in 2016. Moncure tallied 73 tackles in nine games while Broussard 45 tackles and one interceptions in 11 games. Guzman punted 80 times for 3,328 yards; averaging 41.6 yards.

The Huskies finished the 2016 season with a 4-7 record. In Southland Conference action, the Huskies placed seventh with a 3-5 record in the nine-team conference. They are picked ninth in 2017 in the eleven-team conference, with the addition of Abilene Christian and the University of the Incarnate Word joining official football play in 2017.

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