JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five Jacksonville University football players, three on offense and two on defense, have been named to the All-Pioneer Football League first team.
Quarterback Kade Bell, senior wide receiver Andrew Robustelli and lineman Kevin Battle are on the All-PFL first team offense while linebacker Grady Redding and defensive back Terrance Bryant are first team on defense.
Bell, a redshirt junior from Fleming Island, Fla., completed 227 of 376 passes for 3,181 yards with 31 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He had 3,203 yards in total offense, completed 60.4 percent of his passes and had an efficiency rating of 152.26.
He led the PFL in total offense and passing offense and was the only quarterback in the league to throw for more than 400 yards in a game. He did that three times and had a league-best 90-yard touchdown pass to running back Ulysses Bryant against Butler.
His passing yardage and total yardage both are school records for a season as he broke the previous marks of 3,049 yards and 3,105 yard, respectively, set by Josh McGregor.
Robustelli, from Sarasota, Fla., was on the receiving end of Bell's passes 39 times this season for 660 yards and nine touchdowns and was a first team selection last year as well.
Battle, a junior from Orlando, Fla., started all 11 games on the offensive line and has started all 32 games in which he has played at JU.
Redding led the team in tackles with 82 (45 solo, 37 assists), had two interceptions, three sacks and eight tackles for losses. The junior from Cocoa, Fla., also forced two fumbles. Redding recorded 12 tackles twice during the season, against Penn and Drake.
Bryant, from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., had 60 tackles (32 solo, 28 assists), an interception and 2.5 tackles for losses. He also had six pass breakups and a sack and returned nine punts throughout the season.
The Dolphins also place a trio of players on the second team.
Bryant rushed for more than 100 yards seven times and Mack, from Jacksonville, Fla. and an All-PFL selection last season, started all 11 games on the offensive line. Behr, Fleming Island, Fla., led the league in scoring by kickers and was tied for first in the PFL in field goals. He ended with 85 points and had 31 touchbacks on kickoffs. He tied a school record twice by kicking three field goals in a game.
Seventeen Dolphins won honorable mention: Tyler Adrian (OL), Matt Davis (OL), Schon Thomas (DB), Jordan Dewhirst (LB), Ryan Giaratano (P), Josh Gilmore (DL), DJ Howard (LB), Dallas Jackson (DB), TJ Jenkins (DL), Andy Jones (WR), Mike Klein (LB), Montaque Mack (DL), Matt Passeggiata (FB), D'Andre Randle (WR), Armani Sampson (DB), Maroa White (DL) and Logan Williamson (OL).