Anderson, Weems Named to Don Hansen Super Region 1 Team

Anderson, Weems Named to Don Hansen Super Region 1 Team

BUCKHANNON – Two West Virginia Wesleyan football players earned Super Region 1 honors from the Don Hansen Football Gazette for their performances during the 2016 season.

The West Virginia Wesleyan players picked were senior tailback Michael Anderson (left) and senior defensive back Jabari Weems (right).

Anderson, a nominee for the Harlon Hill Award which goes to the most outstanding player in Division II football, was tabbed for First Team honors.

Weems was a Second Team honoree.

Anderson, a native of Elkridge, Md. rushed for 1,417 yards and 12 touchdowns during the 2016 season.

He also led Wesleyan in receptions this past year with 40 and had 299 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

He led the MEC in rushing and was sixth in the country in rushing yards.

Anderson had seven 100-yard rushing games on the year, including a league-best 237 against Concord in September.

The post-season honors have piled up for Anderson.

Including being a nominee for the Harlon Hill Award, he was named the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year and named to the All-MEC First Team.

He was also named to the D2CCA All-Super Region 1 First Team and the AFCA Division II Coaches' All-America First Team.

Weems, a native of Baltimore, Md. was seventh in the nation in interceptions per game with six in 10 games played and led the MEC in interceptions.

He also added 31 tackles, seven pass break-ups and two forced fumbles and fumble recoveries.

Like Anderson, Weems was a All-MEC First Team selection and was a Second Team selection on the D2CCA All-Super Region 1 Team.

For the complete release and full listings of the Don Hansen Super Region 1 Team, please click here.