Eight Dolphins Earn All-Pioneer Football League Honors

Eight Dolphins Earn All-Pioneer Football League Honors

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Eight members of the Jacksonville football team earned a spot on the first or second team All-Pioneer Football League, and 11 Dolphins garnered honorable mention venerations, the league announced Tuesday.

Andy Jones, Ulysses Bryant, and Grady Redding were named All-PFL first team and Travion Wallace, TJ Jenkins, Terrance Bryant, Brandon Behr, and Ryan Giaratano earned second team honors. Tyler Adrian, Josh Celerin, Tre Davis, Joshua Gilmore, D.J. Howard, Dallas Jackson, Matthew Passeggiata, Malik Slater, Damien Strange, Maroa White, and Logan Williamson were named honorable mention.

Jones, a senior wide receiver from Clermont, Fla., was second in the conference in receiving touchdowns (8) and receiving yards (890) and played in 10 of Jacksonville's 11 games because of injury. He was third with 6.0 receptions per game, and sixth with 14.83 yards-per-catch. Jones finished his Jacksonville career second in receptions (141) and receiving yards (2,105).

Ulysses Bryant began the season nursing a leg injury but played in every game and finished his season on a high note. He was third in the PFL with 763 rushing yards, 69.4 rushing yards per game, and 104.36 all-purpose yards per game. His 4.89 yards-per-carry was good for fifth in the conference. Bryant had four rushing scores and caught 38 passes, third-most on the team, for 385 yards and three touchdowns. The junior from Jacksonville, Fla., also threw one pass for a 30-yard touchdown.

Bryant was second team All-PFL in 2014 and will return for his senior season looking to climb the Dolphin record books. Bryant is second all-time in both rushing (2,478) and all-purpose yards (3,331) to Rudell Small, sixth in points scored (146), and fourth in touchdowns (23).

Redding, a linebacker who has earned first team distinction in consecutive seasons, was a wrecking ball that ranked fourth in the PFL with 5.8 solo tackles-per-game and 10 total tackles-per-game. The junior from Cocoa, Fla., led Jacksonville in stops in back-to-back seasons with 58 tackles and 42 assisted tackles. He tallied 7.5 tackles-for-a-loss, 0.5 sacks, and five pass breakups.

Wallace started all 11 games on the offensive line at left tackle and was a key factor in Jacksonville's high-octane offense that led the PFL in total offense with 440.9 yards-per-game and had the fewest interceptions with eight. The Dolphins were second in scoring offense (30.5), passing efficiency (136.73), and passing offense (305.5).

Jenkins was a force from his defensive end spot and was third in the PFL with 7.5 sacks and eighth with 13.5 tackles-for-a-loss. The Darien, Ga., native started all 11 games and had 29 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, two forced fumbles, one recovery, and two pass breakups.

Terrance Bryant saw his season cut short by injury in the game at Drake, but finished with 30 solo tackles, 19 assisted stops, three tackles-for-a-loss, three interceptions, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble and recovery in just seven games. The redshirt-junior from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was also credited with Honorable Mention as a punt returner after leading the PFL in punt return average with 15.1 yards-per-return prior to his injury.

Behr went 14-23 in field goals with a long of 48, and was a perfect 41-41 on extra points. The redshirt-sophomore from Fleming Island, Fla., led the PFL with 7.5 points per game and has another season of eligibility remaining with a chance to distance himself in the Jacksonville record book. With 27 field goals and 41 attempts in his career, Behr passed Dylan Lynch in the season finale for first place. He ranks third with 168 points scored.

Giaratano punted 54 times and was second in the PFL with 40.7 yards-per-punt. He had 13 downed inside the 20-yard line and his season-long was 67 yards. The junior Coral Springs, Fla., is second in career punt average (41.0) and fourth in attempts (101).

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