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Brandon Williams named BSN National Defensive Player of the Year

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JOPLIN -- Missouri Southern senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams has been named the Division II National Defensive Player of the Year by Beyond Sports Network, the organization announced today. 

Williams, 6-3/325, was recently named the Central Region Defensive Player of the Year by the sports information directors and was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year this year, while also being the only player on defense to be a unanimous selection. 

Williams became the all-time sacks leader for the school and finished with 27 in his career at Missouri Southern. He had at least a half sack in all but three games this year and had a tackle for a loss in all but one game this year. He finished the season second on the team with 68 tackles, 31 solo, including 16.5 for a loss of 58 yards. He had 8.5 sacks for a loss of 39 yards, two pass break ups, eight quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and one safety on the season and finished third in the MIAA in sacks and tackles for a loss, while ranking second in forced fumbles. 

In 2010, he was named an All-American by three different organizations, after leading the team with nine sacks and 17 TFL, while last year, he was a unanimous All-MIAA selection, as well as being named to multiple All-Region and All-American teams A preseason All-American this season, Williams is listed as one of the top Division II NFL Draft prospects by multiple organizations and has been named to the Senior Bowl watch list.

Williams has been a multiple All-American pick over his four years at Southern and looks to be the highest-drafted player to come out of MSSU. 

2012 BSN D2 All America Team

 

 

Offensive Player of the Year:  QB Zach Zulli - Shippensburg

 

Defensive Player of the Year:  DT Brandon Williams - Missouri Southern

Special Teams Player of the Year: KR Tyron Laughinghouse - Saint Augustine's

1st Team

 

 

Position

Name

 School

Class

QB

Zach Zulli

Shippensburg

JR

QB

Kevin Rogers

Henderson State

SO

RB

Franklyn Quiteh

Bloomsburg

JR

RB

Michael Hill

Missouri Western

SR

RB

Rayon Simmons

Winona State

SR

FB

Romo Westbrook

Harding

SO

WR

Charles Johnson

Grand Valley State

SR

WR

Mar'Quone Edmonds

Indianapolis

SR

WR

Isaiah Voegeli

Merrimack

SR

WR

Chris Bowden

Wingate

SR

TE

David Pawelek

Colorado Mines

SR

TE

Brian Leonhardt

Bemidji State

SR

OT

Brett Frydendahl

Humboldt State

SR

OG

Tim Lelito

Grand Valley State

SR

OC

Eric Kush

California (Pa)

SR

OG

Ken Van Heule

Midwestern State

SR

OT

Ryan Schraeder

Valdosta State

SR

DE

Ethan Westbrooks

West Texas A&M

JR

DT

Zach Moore

Concordia St. Paul

JR

DT

Brandon Williams

Missouri Southern

SR

DE

Brad Davis

Elizabeth City State

SR

LB

Jordan Campbell

NM Highlands

SR

LB

Jake Lilly*

Concord

JR

LB

Darius Wilson

Central State

SR

LB

Kevin Lindholm

Chadron State

SR

CB

Abdul Kanneh

NM Highlands

SR

CB

Jack Moro

St. Cloud State

JR

CB

Riyad Richardson

Concord

JR

S

Brian Gamble

Ashland

JR

S

Rontez Miles

California

SR

PK

Curt Duncan

Carson Newman

JR

PK

Segio Castillo

West Texas A&M

JR

P

Taylor Accardi*

Colorado Mines

SR

KR

Tyrone Laughinghouse

Saint Augustine

SR

PR

D.J. Baiza

McMurry

SR

LS

Skylar West

Tusculum

SR

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