Livingston leads four Wolves on Don Hansen's All-Super Region II teams


Livingston leads four Wolves on Don Hansen's All-Super Region II teams
Thursday, January 2, 2014

BROOKFIELD, Ill. - Four Newberry College Wolves have been named to the all-Super Region Two teams by Don Hansen's Football Gazette, as announced late in December.

Return specialist Jason Livingston (Conway, S.C.) was a first team honoree, offensive lineman Jamal Ellis (Pelzer, S.C.) and wide receiver Corey Washington (North Charleston, S.C.) were second team honorees and fullback Wesley Brown (John's Island, S.C.) was a third team honoree.

Livingston was a first team DAKTRONICS all-Super Region Two and second team all-SAC return specialist and earned the conference's statistical championship for punt return yardage with 12.2 yards per punt return, which ranks in the top 30 nationally. His 244 punt return yards this year are the fifth most in a single season at Newberry. He also had 484 yards of kickoff returns and ranked fourth in the conference in that category. He was also a standout at receiver with 44 catches for 448 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for his career.

Ellis was a first team DAKTRONICS all-Super Region Two and first team all-SAC selection as a senior and started every game this season at left guard for the Wolves, blocking for one of the most balanced offenses in the nation. The Wolves conceded approximately two sacks a game and rushed for 2,143 yards on the season.

Washington was one of the nation's most electric players at the receiver position and a first team DAKTRONICS all-Super Region Two selection. He became just the second Newberry player in 100 years to score 100 points in one season with 16 touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions.

In the Wolves' 12 games, Washington caught 44 passes for 839 yards and a school single-season record 13 touchdowns. He also returned a punt 85-yards for a touchdown in the regular season finale against North Greenville and had a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns in the playoff game at Carson-Newman. He was the only player in the South Atlantic Conference to earn player of the week honors at different positions, with offensive honors for the Brevard game and special teams honors for the North Greenville game.

His 13 touchdown receptions this year ranked second in the conference and 10th in the nation.

He is one of only four players in the 28-year history of the SAC to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game. He is tied with West Texas A&M's Nathan Slaughter for the most special teams returns for touchdowns this season with three, although Washington's came on only five special teams plays.

His 839 receiving yards this year tied with NFL tight end Brandon Bostick's 2010 season for third-most in a season at Newberry. In his two-year career at Newberry, the junior college transfer had 95 receptions for 1,615 yard and 22 touchdowns. He ranks ninth in career receptions, seventh in career yardage and second in career touchdowns at Newberry.

Washington was a first team all-SAC selection this season after earning second team honors in 2012.

Brown earns his first postseason honor of his career. He had 40 carries for 202 yards and three touchdowns at fullback.

[Full Don Hansen's All-Super Region Two Listing]