AB puts 4 on G-MAC All-Conference team

Photo courtesy of Alderson Broaddus University Maurice Thomas and three other Battlers have earned postseason honors.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Alderson Broaddus University football team placed four players on the Great Midwest Athletic Conference All-Conference team which was announced by the league recently.

Earning first team honors for the Battlers was offensive lineman Donovan McNelis and returner Maurice Thomas.

McNelis, a sophomore from Irwin, Pa. and a product of Penn Trafford High School, helped the Battler offense finish with 29.9 points per game. On the ground, AB rushed for 162.1 yards per game and passed for 244.5 yards a game.

In the return game, Thomas returned 29 kicks in 2017 for an average of 27.6 yards.

He finished with one touchdown return against No.22 Findlay on Nov. 4th. Returning punts, Thomas finished with 11.3 yards per return with a long of 38 yards in nine attempts.

William Iacobucci and Thomas were named to the second team for the Battlers. Iacobucci was named to the all-conference team for the second year in a row to close out his career on the offensive line.

Thomas was named to the second team as well, this time at the wide receiver position. Thomas finished with 38 receptions for 434 yards and three touchdowns on the year.

On the defensive side of the football, linebacker William Bailey was named to the G-MAC All-Conference second team. The sophomore linebacker finished with 72 tackles this season to go along with five tackles for loss and a sack.

On the honorable mention team, wide receivers Zack Lake and Jermaine Wynn each received votes for the Battlers while defensive end Quade Raley and punter Grant Noon also received votes at their respective positions.