Somerset, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Saint Francis running back Khairi Dickson and Bryant defensive end Jeff Covitz were named the Northeast Conference's offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, on Wednesday.
Dickson is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award which honors the outstanding player in the FCS. Covitz is a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award which honors the nation's outstanding defensive player.
Sacred Heart's Mark Nofri was named the NEC's coach of the year for a second straight season. His squad earned a share of the conference title with Wagner as well as the NEC's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs for a second conseuctive season.
The rookies of the year were Saint Francis running back Marcus Bagley (offense) and Duquesne linebacker Nathan Stone (defense).
2014 ALL-NEC FOOTBALL
QB - RJ Noel, Sacred Heart, So.
RB - Rob Hollomon, Central Connecticut, Sr.
RB - Khairi Dickson, Saint Francis, Jr.
WR - Tyler Dube, Sacred Heart, Sr.
WR - Chris King, Duquesne, Jr.
WR - Chad Ward, Bryant, Jr.
TE/HB - Bryant Watts, Wagner, Sr.
OL - David Fredrickson, Wagner, Sr.
OL - Colin Gdula, Saint Francis, Sr.
OL - Jaime Martinez, Sacred Heart, Sr.
OL - Abe M'Bodj, Bryant, Jr.
OL - George Smith, Bryant, So.
DL - Jeff Covitz, Bryant, Sr.
DL - Al Page, Wagner, Sr.
DL - Troy Moore, Sacred Heart, Sr.
DL - Zach Zidian, Duquesne, Jr.
LB - Bishop Neal, Saint Francis, Sr.
LB - James Rentz, Sacred Heart, So.
LB - Nathan Stone, Duquesne, Fr.
LB - Max Wassel, Wagner, Sr.
DB - Chris Abner, Central Connecticut, Sr.
DB - Jarrett Dieudonne, Wagner, Sr.
DB - Gordon Hill, Sacred Heart, Sr.
DB - Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis, So.
FIRST-TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK - Lance Geesey, Saint Francis, So.
P - Zach Drayer, Saint Francis, So.
RS - Devin Rahming, Duquesne, Sr.