ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A total of 17 Jacksonville University Dolphin positions earned postseason honors from the Pioneer Football League as the league office announced its First-Team, Second-Team and Honorable Mention student-athletes Tuesday. Grady Redding and Brandon Mayorga were named to the First-Team, while the Second-Team had Brian Burnett, Ulysses Bryant, Justin Horton, and Javier Arce-Ramirez. A total of 11 different positions were included as Honorable Mention.
Redding had another outstanding year with 99 tackles to lead the team. He leaves JU as its all-time leading tackler with 348 in his career. The senior from Cocoa, Fla., earned his third consecutive First-Team All-PFL honor. In addition to his 55 solo tackles, he made 4.5 in the backfield and had 0.5 sacks. The middle linebacker forced two fumbles, recovered one, and had an interception returned for a touchdown at Morehead State.
Mayorga, a graduating redshirt-junior, served as snapper for field goal, PAT, and punt teams. He had perfect execution on all of his snaps and becomes the PFL's inaugural First-Team long snapper. The Jacksonville native also had one tackle and fumble recovery this season.
Burnett stepped into a big role stretching the field for the Dolphin offense at wide receiver. He caught 34 passes and led the team with 675 yards and five touchdowns. The junior from the Bold City saved his best for last with a career-day vs. Marist when he caught 10 passes for 170 yards. It is the first All-PFL honor for Burnett.
Bryant, another Jacksonville native, departs JU as one of the best running backs in its history. The graduating senior leaves second all-time in rushing with 3,061 yards and his 3,984 all-purpose yards also ranks second. He is third in touchdowns (28) and points scored (170). In his final fall, Bryant ran for 583 yards on 118 attempts and scored four times. He also caught four passes for 61 yards. It is the fourth postseason PFL honor for Bryant, and the second time he has been named to the PFL's Second-Team.
Horton, a redshirt-senior with a JU degree in hand, earned his first All-PFL honor with 70 tackles, six TFL, and 4.5 sacks. The Clermont, Fla., product had 36 solo tackles, three quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, and one recovery. He also rushed one fake punt for 33 yards. Horton concludes his career with 120 tackles, 12 TFL, and 7.5 sacks. It is the first All-PFL honor for Horton.
Arce-Ramirez, a redshirt-freshman kicker from St. Augustine, Fla., went 9-10 in field goals, including nine for his last nine. He ended the season with a 39-42 mark in PATs, and his 66 points tied for the team-lead with quarterback Rylan Wells. It is the first All-PFL honor for Arce-Ramirez.
Prince Gray (WR and RS), Jared Morris (FB), Jake Howell (OL), Andrew Guthart (OL), Nick McKenney (OL), Robert Ritterhoff (OL), Jareeq Crenshaw (DL), Harrison Rodormer (LB), KJ Jenkins (DB), and Armani Sampson (DB), were given Honorable Mention.