Montclair, NJ (12/29/08)
– Senior linebacker Cornell Hunt (North Brunswick, NJ / North Brunswick)
earned a spot on the D3Football.com All-America Team as the
organization released its 2008 version prior to the NCAA Division III
Stagg Bowl. Hunt was named Honorable Mention as he was one of 100
players named to the team.
the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year and Pre-Season All-America
choice, was named Second-Team All-East Region by D3Football.com, but
still managed to land a spot on the All-America Team.
three-time First-Team All-NJAC and two-time All-Region selection, Hunt
completed his outstanding career this past season he became the first
MSU player to record three consecutive tackle since the late Sam Mills
(1978-80) as he posted 100 exactly.
addition, Hunt also registered 4.5 tackles for loss and added a sack, a
fumble recovery, seven pass breakups and three interceptions, including
a 54-yard return for a touchdown versus Albright in the ECAC South
Central Bowl. Hunt, a two-time NJAC Defensive Player of the Week this
season and eight times overall, ranked fourth in the conference in
tackles and was ninth in passes defended.
collected 10 or more tackles four times this season, including 18
versus Brockport on September 27 and 16 versus Albright in the season
finale. Hunt finished third all-time at Montclair State with 367
tackles and holds the MSU career mark for unassisted tallies with 191.
is the 10th MSU player to be honored since D3Football.com began
selected All-American teams. Place kicker Vin Doffont (2006), running
back Ron Lewis (1999) and wide receiver Eric Magrini (2001) were named
Honorable Mention. Defensive linemen Carlos Bolanos (2000) and Kevin
Kelly (1999), guard Frank Iachetta (2004) and linebacker Ray Meyer
(2003) were Third-Team selections. Linebacker Omar Lucas and center
Anthony Vitale are the two First-Team picks as the two were chosen in