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  • Duncan adds Don Hansen All-American accolade
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    Published - 01/22/14 - 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (PITTSBURG, Kan.) – Adding to his already lofty collegiate résumé, Dixie State tight end Joe Don Duncan (Corona, CA) was named on Tuesday to the 2013 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-American First Team.

    Duncan, the lone Great Northwest Athletic Conference representative on the three postseason teams and honorable mention list, capped his two-year playing career at DSU with the most impressive individual single season for any receiver. He had 71 catches for 1,045 yards and 13 touchdowns. Duncan is the first Dixie State player to reach the 1,000-yard plateau in a single season.

    Previously, Duncan was named to All-American teams by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Beyond Sports Network (BSN) and the Associated Press (Little).

    The Don Hansen Division II All-America Team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.

    The Don Hansen Football Committee selected All-Super Region teams in December and early January, with the first-team and second-team All-Super Region players advancing to the national ballot.

    A total of 168 players earned some form of Don Hansen All-America honors. Players from 78 of the 166 football-playing schools in Division II earned Don Hansen All-America accolades. National Champion NW Missouri State had seven honorees, including four first-team players.

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