Ramos, Agan and Francino Earn Individual Honors

Ramos, Agan and Francino Earn Individual Honors
RICHARDSON, Texas – Jessie Ramos, Marshall Agan and Nico Francino picked up individual awards and 22 Hardin-Simmons football players were honored by the American Southwest Conference's six head coaches in their yearly awards that were announced on Thursday.

Ramos was named the ASC offensive player of the year. He is just the second wide receiver in the 20-year history of the league to win the award, joining Jake Allen of Mississippi College. He is the seventh HSU player named offensive player of the year. He has 75 catches for 1,443 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. He also had 330 yards and two punt returns for touchdowns and has 132 yards and one kickoff return for a touchdown.

Marshall Agan, a senior tackle, became the ninth Hardin-Simmons player to be named the offensive lineman of the year. He helped anchor an offense that was one of the top units in the league.

Francino was named the ASC special teams player of the year. The junior from Midland won the honor after handling all of the cowboys' kicking chores until a season-ending injury in week nine against East Texas Baptist. When he was injured he was the leading punter in the nation at 43.6 yards per kick and 15 of his 30 punts landed inside the 20.

Ramos was also named first-team all-ASC as a kick returner and wide receiver. He was joined on the first team by senior tight end Nick Runkles, senior offensive guard Daniel Edwards, Agan and senior running back Kerry Sloan on the offensive first-team. Runkles had 10 catches for 126 yards on the season and Sloan had 789 yards rushing and nine touchdowns.

Four Cowboys were named to the first-team defense. Senior defensive linemen Korey Zavala and Ryne Lewis, were joined by junior linebacker Cory Ward and senior safety James Place. Zavala has 69 tackles, 17.5 for losses and 6.5 sacks. Lewis had 16.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. Ward had 68 tackles, with two sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles and Place had 66 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and a recovered fumble.

Junior slotback Garrett Martin was named to the second team offense along with senior center Jake Trotter. Junior cornerback Conlan Aguirre was named to the second team defense.

Junior quarterback Ryan Breton, sophomore guard Vic Rodriguez and sophomore tackle Riley Owens were named honorable mention offense.

Senior defensive linemen Randy Hirsch and Trent Walker, sophomore linebacker Matthew Hawkins, and freshmen defensive backs Kylon Mills and Jaelon Collier and Franicno were named honorable mention defense.
Senior linebacker and special teams standout Jake Hoermann was named to the Outstanding Sportsman team. 
 

Teidrick Smith of Mary Hardin-Baylor was the defensive player of the year and defensive lineman of the year. Byron Jones of Sul Ross State was the freshman of the year and Joshua Eargle of East Texas Baptist was the coach of the year.

 

Individual Awards

Offensive Player of the Year: Jessie Ramos, Hardin-Simmons

Defensive Player of the Year: Teidrick Smith, Mary Hardin-Baylor

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Marshall Agan, Hardin-Simmons

Defensive Lineman of the Year: Teidrick Smith, Mary Hardin-Baylor

Special Teams Player of the Year: Nico Francino, Hardin-Simmons

Freshman of the Year: Byron Jones, Sul Ross State

Coach of the Year: Joshua Eargle, East Texas Baptist

 

Outstanding Sportsman Team of the Year

Name

Cl.

Pos.

No.

School

Bryce Hale

Sr.

DL

57

East Texas Baptist

Jacob Hoermann

Sr.

LB

46

Hardin-Simmons

Luis Robles

Sr.

G

71

Howard Payne

Jake Dunbar

Sr.

WR

3

Louisiana College

Baylor Mullins

Jr.

S / P

32

Mary Hardin-Baylor

James Davis

So.

QB

12

Sul Ross State

 

First Team Offense

Pos.

Name

Cl.

University (Hometown)

WR

Jessie Ramos4

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Stamford, Texas)

WR

Tyler Bates3

Sr.

East Texas Baptist (Alvarado, Texas)

SB

Marcus Wimby3

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Irving, Texas)

TE

Nick Runkles

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Levelland, Texas)

OG

Daniel Edwards2

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (San Antonio, Texas)

OG

Broderick Jenkins2

Jr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Frisco, Texas)

OT

Marshall Agan

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (McKinney, Texas)

OT

Tyler Scott

Jr.

East Texas Baptist (Missouri City, Texas)

C

Ryan Morris

So.

Louisiana College (Baton Rouge, La.)

QB

Josh Warbington2

Sr.

East Texas Baptist (Hallsville, Texas)

RB

Kendall Roberson2

Sr.

East Texas Baptist (Lubbock, Texas)

RB

Kerry Sloan2

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Harker Heights, Texas)

RB

Williton Grear

Fr.

Sul Ross State (Austin, Texas)

PK

Jacob O'Neill2

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Deer Park, Texas)

RS

Jessie Ramos4

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Stamford, Texas)

 

First Team Defense

Pos.

Name

Cl.

University (Hometown)

DL

Teidrick Smith2

Jr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Hallettsville, Texas)

DL

Korey Zavala3

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Mason, Texas)

DL

Jon Isom

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Houston, Texas)

DL

Ryne Lewis2

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Georgetown, Texas)

LB

Trey Thedford

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Ganado, Texas)

LB

C.J. Johnson

Fr.

East Texas Baptist (Fort Worth, Texas)

LB

Cory Ward

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons (San Antonio, Texas)

LB

Jason Disney

Jr.

Howard Payne (Austin, Texas)

DB

Baylor Mullins2

Jr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Merkel, Texas)

DB

James Place2

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Aledo, Texas)

DB

Kris Mack

So.

Howard Payne (Dallas, Texas)

DB

Willie Smith

So.

Louisiana College (New Orleans, La.)

P

Tim Willett3

Sr.

Louisiana College (Bryan, Texas)

 

Second Team Offense

Pos.

Name

Cl.

University (Hometown)

WR

Colby Mica2

Sr.

Howard Payne (Flatonia, Texas)

WR

Wykeyhe Walker

Jr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (San Antonio, Texas)

SB

Garrett Martin

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons (Abilene, Texas)

TE

Steven Savedra

So.

Sul Ross State (El Paso, Texas)

OG

Tony Jones

Fr.

East Texas Baptist (Houston, Texas)

OG

Cyle Johnson

So.

Howard Payne (Alvarado, Texas)

OT

Kelvin Taylor

So.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Bryan, Texas)

OT

Marcus Muldrow

Sr.

Howard Payne (Canyon, Texas)

C

Jake Trotter

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Allen, Texas)

QB

Zach Anderson2

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Odem, Texas)

RB

Malcolm Miller

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Garland, Texas)

RB

Duane Thompson2

So.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Washington, D.C.)

RB

Aurren Cooksey

Jr.

Louisiana College (Grand Cane, La.)

PK

Joshua Martinez

Sr.

Howard Payne (Rosharon, Texas)

RS

Bryce Wilkerson

So.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tyler, Texas)

 

Second Team Defense

Pos.

Name

Cl.

University (Hometown)

DL

Haston Adams

So.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Beckville, Texas)

DL

Donald Preston3

Sr.

Howard Payne (Tomball, Texas)

DL

Xavier Davis

Sr.

East Texas Baptist (Monroe, La.)

DL

Joey Jarreau

Sr.

Louisiana College (Baton Rouge, La.)

LB

Caleb Taylor

So.

East Texas Baptist (Alba, Texas)

LB

Matt Cody2

Jr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (League City, Texas)

LB

Mike Quinonez

So.

Sul Ross State (El Paso, Texas)

LB

Alonte Thomas

Jr.

Sul Ross State (Cameron, Texas)

DB

Conlan Aguirre

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons (Abilene, Texas)

DB

Melecio Haro

Sr.

Sul Ross State (San Antonio, Texas)

DB

Sam Williams

Jr.

East Texas Baptist (Monroe, La.)

DB

Jermaine Stevens

So.

Sul Ross State (Houston, Texas)

P

Baylor Mullins2

Jr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Merkel, Texas)

 

Honorable Mention – Offense

Pos.

Name

Cl.

University (Hometown)

WR

Ladarius Gardner

Sr.

Louisiana College (Kentwood, La.)

WR

Byron Jones

Fr.

Sul Ross State (League City, Texas)

TE

Cody Gandy

So.

East Texas Baptist (Forney, Texas)

TE

DeAndre Walker

Sr.

Howard Payne (Pflugerville, Texas)

OG

Torrance Leonard

Jr.

East Texas Baptist (Lufkin, Texas)

OG

Victor Rodriguez

So.

Hardin-Simmons (Mesquite, Texas)

OT

Riley Owens

So.

Hardin-Simmons (Abilene, Texas)

C

Bryston Parker

Fr.

East Texas Baptist (Tyler, Texas)

QB

Ryan Breton

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons (Grandview, Texas)

QB

James Davis

So.

Sul Ross State (Houston, Texas)

QB

Easton Melancon

Jr.

Louisiana College (Alma, La.)

RB

Jourdan McNeill

Jr.

East Texas Baptist (Irving, Texas)

PK

Ryan Travis

So.

East Texas Baptist (Jacksonville, Texas)

RS

Dominic Haggerty

Fr.

East Texas Baptist (Shreveport, La.)

 

Honorable Mention – Defense

Pos.

Name

Cl.

University (Hometown)

DL

Randy Hirsch

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Olney, Texas)

DL

John Thorne

Sr.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Cedar Creek, Texas)

DL

Trent Walker

Sr.

Hardin-Simmons (Plainview, Texas)

LB

Matthew Hawkins

So.

Hardin-Simmons (Aledo, Texas)

LB

Orel Ledet, Jr.

Fr.

Louisiana College (Breaux Bridge, La.)

LB

Fernie Gonzalez

So.

Sul Ross State (El Paso, Texas)

DB

Kylon Mills

Fr.

Hardin-Simmons (Cypress, Texas)

DB

Jaelon Collier

Fr.

Hardin-Simmons (San Antonio, Texas)

DB

Marcus Harris

Jr.

East Texas Baptist (Los Angeles, Calif.)

DB

Jarrell Williams

Jr.

East Texas Baptist (Alexandria, La.)

P

Nico Francino

Jr.

Hardin-Simmons (Midland, Texas)

P

Stephen Slater

So.

Sul Ross State (Montalbo, Texas)

Four-time All-Conference4
Three-time All-Conference3
Two-time All-Conference2

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