HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 13, 2017) Senior linebacker Garrett Dolan was an automatic first-team selection, while senior linebacker Cody Moncure, senior cornerback Derek Broussard, senior punter Christian Guzman and junior kicker Alec Chadwick were second-team honorees on the Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Teams released by the league office Thursday.
Dolan became the first Associated Press and STATS All-America selection in HBU history last season and was also a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the FCS Defensive Player of the Year. The Mont Belvieu, Texas, native was an All-SLC first-team pick, his third-straight selection, after leading the league and ranking second in the FCS with 12.3 tackles per game. Dolan recorded 135 tackles (47 solo), 15.5 for losses, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three quarterback hurries and three pass breakups. He tied his own school record with 18 tackles and recovered in the 2016 season-opener at Central Arkansas on Sept. 1 and had 17 tackles in the Huskies’ overtime victory over Abilene Christian on Sept. 17. Dolan made seven tackles and a sack for a 15-yard loss, which resulted in a fumble returned for a touchdown in a win over Texas Southern on Sept. 10 and had 14 tackles and forced a fumble, which set up HBU’s first touchdown in a victory at Lamar on Oct. 29.
Chadwick was also an automatic selection after being named to the All-SLC second team in 2016. The Valencia, California, native made the longest field goal in NCAA Division I play season with a 60-yarder at Incarnate Word and also added a 43-yard field goal in the Nov. 17 contest. For the season, Chadwick made 16-of-25 field goals, including 2-of-3 from 50-plus yards, and went 21-for-21 on extra points. He went 3-for-3, including a 46-yarder, against second-ranked Sam Houston State on Sept. 24, also made three field goals against Nicholls on Oct. 15 and drilled a 52-yard field goal at UTEP on Nov. 5
Broussard earned All-SLC honorable mention last season, playing in all 11 games and ranking sixth on the team with 45 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and a team-leading nine pass breakups. The Beaumont, Texas, native tied for sixth in the league with 10 passes defended and made a season-high eight tackles, broke up two passes and forced a fumble in the Huskies’ win over Abilene Christian on Sept. 17, 2016. Broussard made his interception in the season finale at Incarnate Word and had a 20-yard return. He was also named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
Guzman has been selected to the All-SLC teams twice, earning honorable mention last season and second-team honors as a freshman. The Brookshire, Texas, native enters the season with the third-longest yards per punt average in conference history at 42.9 yards. Last season, Guzman punted 80 times for a 41.6-yard average, ranking third in the league. He also had 11 punts of 50-plus yards, 22 inside the 20 and 21 fair catches and recorded a season-long 59-yard punt against second-ranked Sam Houston State on Sept. 24.
Moncure earned All-SLC honorable mention last season, ranking second on the team behind Dolan with 73 tackles (32 solo), eight for losses, 2.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries. The Richmond, Texas, native recorded a season-high 12 tackles in the Huskies’ 31-24 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 12 and made 11 stops against Southeastern Louisiana on Oct. 22 and again in the season finale at Incarnate Word on Nov. 17.
The Huskies begin fall practice on Wednesday, Aug. 2 in preparation for the season opener at Texas State Sept. 2 in San Marcos.