Jag Football Has Two Honored At SBC Banquet; New Additions To Team Are On Campus

May 29, 2014 · By · Filed Under Football, Sun Belt Conference 
Junior Rush Hendricks was named to the CoSIDA's Academic All-District team last season and was named the Sun Belt Conference Postgraduate Scholar Athlete of the Year at the SBC Spring Banquet. Photo by John Adams | usajaguars.com

Junior Rush Hendricks was named to the CoSIDA’s Academic All-District team last season and was named the Sun Belt Conference Postgraduate Scholar Athlete of the Year at the SBC Spring Banquet. Photo by John Adams | usajaguars.com

During the Sun Belt Conference Spring Banquet, the Jaguars had a member of the football team and a former member of the team honored last week.

Rush Hendricks was selected as the Sun Belt Conference Postgraduate Scholar Athlete of the Year. The 6’3″, 235-pound tight end from Jay, Florida earned his degree in exercise science earlier this month while graduating with a 4.00 GPA. Last fall he was voted to the first-team CoSIDA All Academic All-District IV team and has been twice named to the Sun Belt Commissioner’s List.

He was ranked among the team leaders in special teams tackles with six, two of which came against Kent State in the Jaguars homecoming win where he also caught a pass. He has lettered three times while playing tight end and on special teams since joining the team in 2010.

Hendricks will enroll in the physical therapy program this fall and has one season of eligibility remaining.

Ross Metheny was selected to be a representative on the Leadership Team after he earned second-team All-Conference honors in the fall after leading the team to a 6-6 record overall and a 4-3 record in conference play as the teams quarterback in the schools first season as a full member of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.

Metheny, a native of Stephens City, Virginia, received his master’s degree in education leadership with a 4.00 GPA earlier this month. He ranked in the top 10 in the conference in total offense, passing yards per game, pass efficiency rating and rushing yards per game.

He was also voted as the Jaguar Male Student-Athlete of the Year after his second season as a Jaguar and after his final season of eligibility.

New Additions On Campus

In other news about the football program. A number of junior college transfers and an incoming freshman are reportedly now on campus.

Defensive tackles Bryson Johnson and Dondre Chanet are now on campus. Johnson was listed at 6’4″, 295-pounds with a 4.8 40-yard dash. Chanet is listed at 6’2″, 304-pounds. Both come in to help replace a number of defensive linemen who graduated after five years with the Jaguars.

Along with them Caleb Butler, a 6’3″, 220-pound middle linebacker which is listed as having a 4.72 40-yard dash is reportedly on campus. He recruiting profile on hudl.com also noted that he was part of the wrestling team.

Also now on campus is Claude Garrett, a 6’3″, 215-pound wide receiver with a 4.40 40-yard dash. He joins a wide receiver corps that has the most depth on the team and should give the Jaguar quarterbacks plenty of options to throw the ball to this season.

Chason Milner, a 6’4″ 220-pound outside linebacker with measurables such as a 4.75 40-yard dash and a 30″ vertical jump, from Spanish Fort is also reportedly on campus. Milner missed all but three games of his senior season due to a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee.

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