Nine University of Central Arkansas football players were named to the All-Southland Conference first and second teams on Tuesday.
Heading the list of UCA honorees is senior quarterback Nathan Dick, a two-time selection. He was joined on the first team by sophomore offensive lineman Dominique Allen, senior defensive end Jermayne Lett and junior linebacker Seth Allison.
UCA’s second-team selections included junior running back Jackie Hinton, junior wide receiver Jesse Grandy, senior center Logan Roubique, redshirt freshman kicker Eddie Camara and sophomore safety Jestin Love.
Five other players were named honorable mention, including junior receiver Dominique Croom, senior linebacker Frank Newsome, sophomore noseguard Matt Hornbuckle, senior cornerback Jerrel McKnight and senior receiver/kick returner Isaiah Jackson.
Dick, who was a second-team selection a year ago, is second in the conference in passing, total offense and passing efficiency. Hinton is fourth in rushing, while Grandy is seventh in receptions and receiving yards. Camara is second in kick scoring and third in overall scoring.
Jackson, from Conway, UCA’s career leader, is fifth in kick return average and seventh in all-purpose yards. Allison is tied for first in tackles for loss, tied for fourth in sacks and fifth in total tackles. Lett is tied with Allison for both tackles for loss and sacks. Love is tied for second in interceptions and tied for seventh in pass breakups.
Allen and Roubique anchored an offensive line that averaged 405.8 yards per game, third in the SLC.
Croom was UCA’s second-leading receiver and ranked 10th in the conference. Newsome was 12th in the league in tackles and tied for third in fumble recoveries. Hornbuckle had 30 tackles and four sacks this season. McKnight had an interception and two fumble recoveries.
The No. 15 Bears, 8-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play, will play in the first round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday against Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn. Kickoff is 2 p.m.