CASTINE, Maine – Seniors Michael Burgess (North Yarmouth, Maine), Jeddy Doyon (Hampden, Maine), Samuel Prive (Merrimack, N.H.), junior Christopher Ford (Pembroke, N.H.) and sophomore James Ferrar (Cumberland, Maine) have been named to All-New England Football Conference Teams.
Burgess was named to the All-NEFC Defensive First Team at the defensive line and special teams utility positions. On October 31, Burgess was named the NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week and on November 3, received D3football.com Team of the Week honors, following a recording breaking performance against Curry College on Senior Day. The senior recorded a single-game record three blocked kicks, including a blocked punt, blocked PAT and blocked field goal to lead the Mariners to the victory.
This season, Burgess registered five blocked kicks, and holds the all-time school-record with 17 career blocked kicks. At the defensive lineman position, the North Yarmouth, Maine native recorded 45 tackles this season, including a team-leading 12.5 tackles for a loss for a total of 40 yards, three sacks and two fumble recoveries.
As a punter, Burgess punted tallied 1,435 yards on 39 punts to average 36.8 yards per punt, ranking third all-time in a single season, including a long-punt of 64 yards and nine punts inside of the 20-yard line.
Doyon was named to the All-NEFC Defensive Second Team at the linebacker position. The senior captain earned NEFC Defensive Player of the Week honors on September 19th following his performance in a thrilling victory over Mass. Maritime on Homecoming for the Admiral's Cup. Doyon was also award the New England Football Writer's Association Gold Helmet after tallying 16 tackles in the defeat, that gave the Mariners their first Admiral's Cup since 2010.
This season, Doyon led the Mariners with 68 total tackles, including 30 solo, to average 7.6 tackles per game. The Hampden, Maine, native also tallied four tackles of a loss, two broken up passes, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Prive was named to the All-NEFC Offensive Second Team at the guard position. Prive, a four-year starter was an anchor on the offensive line that paved the way for the Mariners' 2,844 rushing yards this season and a NEFC leading and NCAA Division III third best 316 rushing yards per game.
Ford was named to the All-NEFC Defensive Second Team at the defensive line position. Ford tallied 51 tackles this season (24 solo), including 7.5 for a loss, totaling 27 yards, and two sacks, totaling 17 yards.
Ferrar was named to the All-NEFC Offensive First Team at the fullback position. Ferrar led the Mariners this season with 972 rushing yards on 178 carries, and seven touchdowns. The sophomore ranked third in the NEFC with 108.3 rushing yards per game and ranked 47th among DIII players in the same category. The Cumberland, Maine native appeared in all nine games for the Mariners, and averaged 5.5 yards per carry and registered a conference leading, long-rush of 71 yards. Ferrar was a regular on the NEFC Weekly Honor Roll, all season.
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