Dec. 5, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The honors continue to roll in for the Johns Hopkins football team as five players have been named to the 2012 D3football.com All-South Region Team it was announced today. Junior offensive tackle Armand Jenifer (Teaneck, NJ/Bergen County Academies) grabbed first team honors, while senior linebacker Taylor Maciow (Marlton,NJ/Cherokee) and senior running back Jonathan Rigaud (Pembroke Pines, FL/Pembroke Pines) earned second team accolades. In addition, junior wide receiver Dan Wodicka (West Lafayette, IN/West Lafayette) and junior center Ben Cranston(Parkton, MD/Loyola) were selected to the third team.
Jenifer makes the jump up to the first team after earning second team honors last season. A starter at right tackle in every game this season and 30 consecutive games dating back to the 2010 season, he is the leader of a Blue Jays offensive line that paved the way for a unit that averaged 36.8 points and 485.2 yards per game. Both of those averages are the second-highest in school history, while the Blue Jays set school records for total yards (5,823), plays (954), points scored (441), first downs (317), overall touchdowns (63) and rushing touchdowns (47). The 2012 season also marked the first time in school history that Johns Hopkins has averaged more than 250 yards rushing (252.8) and 230 yards passing (232.4). Jenifer earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors for the second straight year.
Maciow adds second team all-region honors to a 2012 resume that already includes selections as the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Centennial Conference. He led the team in tackles (78) for the second consecutive season and also counted 7.5 tackles for losses, 4.0 sacks, four pass breakups and one fumble return for a touchdown to his credit. He concluded his career with 223 tackles, 20.0 tackles for losses, 11.5 sacks and nine pass breakups.
Rigaud, the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Centennial selection, enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in school history. He rushed for 1,555 yards and 22 touchdowns and totaled a team-leading 1,649 all-purpose yards. He rushed for over 100 yards in eight games, topped the 200-yard mark twice, tied the school record for single-season rushing touchdowns and his 1,555 rushing yards are the second-highest total in school history.
Wodicka continues to add to his impressive list of accomplishments with his selection to the third team. A two-time First Team All-Centennial pick, he led the team in receiving with 94 receptions for 867 yards and three touchdowns. His 94 receptions break his own previous school record of 87 (2011) and were the third-highest total in the nation this season.
Cranston is the latest in a long line of accomplished Johns Hopkins centers. A First Team All-Centennial selection this season after sliding over from guard, he anchored a line that paved the way for a unit that averaged 36.8 points and 485.2 yards per game. Johns Hopkins averaged more than 250 yards rushing (252.8) and 230 yards passing (232.4) for the first time in school history and set program records for total yards (5,823), points scored (441), overall touchdowns (63) and rushing touchdowns (47). In addition, the Blue Jays' averages of 36.8 points and 485.2 yards per game rank as the second-highest single-season marks in school history.
Johns Hopkins posted a 10-2 record, won a fourth consecutive Centennial Conference title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Playoffs this season. The Blue Jays also spent the entire season ranked in the top 25 for the second consecutive year.
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