7 Rock players earn All-PSAC-West honors
Senior nose guard Brian Godfrey earned his third successive first-team honor
to headline the list of Rock players honored
Senior nose guard Brian Godfrey earned his third successive first-team honor to headline a list of seven Rock players named to All-PSAC-Western Division honors
Nov. 15, 2004
Lock Haven, Pa. - Seven members of the Slippery Rock University football team were named Monday to All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division honors.
Heading the list of Rock players honored was senior nose guard Brian Godfrey, who was named to first-team honors for the third successive season.
Godfrey was the only Rock defensive player named to first-team honors and was one of only two SRU defenders to be chosen in balloting by the division's head coaches.
Senior defensive end Mike Jennings was named to second-team honors despite being the PSAC leader in quarterback sacks with eight.
The Rock placed two offensive players on the first-team list: senior center Pat Oster and junior return specialist Josh Kniess.
Kniess also earned second-team All-PSAC-West honors as a running back for the second successive season.
Joining Kniess on the second-team offense were redshirted sophomore placekicker Ryan Daniel, junior guard Don Harbison and senior H-back Brandon Richardson.
Harbison was named to second-team all-conference honors for the second successive season.
Daniel, Jennings, Oster and Richardson each earned their initial All-PSAC-West honor this fall.
Godfrey had 25 solo and 11 assisted tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble this fall. He finished his four-year Rock career with 85 solo and 60 assisted tackles, 36.5 tackles for loss and 16 sacks.
Kniess led the PSAC in punt returns with an 18.8 yards per return average and three touchdowns this fall. He was also third in all-purpose yardage (161.8 yards per game) and fifth in rushing (107.5 yards per game). He rushed for 1,183 yards (9th most in SRU history) and 13 TDs (3rd best) this fall and is among The Rock's all-time leaders in rushing, rushing TDs, scoring and all-purpose yardage.
Daniel was 10-of-15 on field goal attempts and 32 of 35 on extra point attempts this fall and finished as The Rock's No. 2 scorer with 62 points.
Jennings led the PSAC in quarterback sacks with eight (-71 yards) and was ninth in tackles for loss with 12 (-75 yards). He had 14 solo and 10 assisted tackles, batted down two passes, recovered one fumble and forced another miscue this fall.
Richardson was The Rock's "go-to" receiver this fall and responded with a career-best 46 catches for 676 yards and two TDs. He was fourth in the PSAC in both catches and yardage and is ninth on both SRU's single-season catches and yardage charts.
The Rock had a 4-7 overall record and a 2-4 mark in PSAC-West action this fall and will return 71 players from its 86-man roster for the 2005 season.