PITMAN, N.J. — The New Jersey Athletic Conference today announced the All-Conference honors, among the honorees was six members of the Southern Virginia Football Team, two named for the first time since joining the NJAC to the All-NJAC first team, one All-NJAC second team and a duo receiving honorable mention.
Offensively for the Knights, junior Akiva Wedge (Forestville, Md. / Fredrick Douglas HS) was named to the All-NJAC First Team Offense as the NJAC's leading rusher, in both rushing yards per game (103.2) and total rushing yards (1,032). He was the only running back to break 1,000 yards for the season. Wedge was responsible for six touchdowns for the year. This is his first selection to an All-NJAC team.
Defensively, the Knights had a familiar face with All-NJAC honors. Safety Neil Davis (Salem, Utah / Salem Hills HS) was named to the All-NJAC First Team Defense following the past two seasons with All-NJAC Second Team and Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Davis ranked fourth in the NJAC in solo tackles (4.9) and fifth in total tackles (8.6). He led the Knights with three interceptions, pass breakups (8) and fumble recoveries with two. The junior also tied for the leader in total tackles for the Knights with 86.
Offensive tackle, Grady Sami (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Sierra HS) was selected as the lone Knight to the All-NJAC Second Team. The junior was an anchor for the offensive line and paced the Knights rushing game. Sami and company paved the way for the NJAC's leading rusher. This is Sami's first NJAC honors after transferring to Southern Virginia from Southern Utah University.
A pair of defensive specialist for the Knights were tabbed honorable mentions, defensive end Dallin Breen (Las Vegas, Nev. / Cimarron-Memorial HS) and safety Albert Green IV (Tucson, Ariz. / Sabino HS.
Breen was a staple for the Knights defensive line, recording three sacks, a team-high 10 tackles for loss, forcing a fumble and finishing fourth on the team in total tackles with 39.
In his sophomore season, Green IV tied for most on team in total tackles with 86, tying for fifth in the NJAC. He also recorded two interceptions, forced a fumble, an four pass deflections.