DANVILLE, Va. — Averett University football senior linebacker Dejon Brooks was named a 2018 D3football.com All-America Third Team selection, the organization announced Friday night.
Brooks, a native of Clinton, Maryland, capped off a stellar career for Averett by becoming the 10th All-America selection in program history, including the third postseason All-America selection by D3football.com. D3football.com also named Brooks a Preseason All-America Third Team choice in August.
This season, Brooks finished second in the conference with 91 tackles while earning 2018 USA South All-Conference First Team and D3football.com All-South Region First Team accolades. Averett's all-time sacks leader had four sacks this season, with seven tackles for loss, one interception, four pass breakups, five pass deflections and seven quarterback hurries. The two-time USA South First Team linebacker was named the USA South Defensive Player of the Week once and selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week once. He also was one of three Cougars to represent the United States in the 2018 Aztec Bowl in Mexico City, Mexico.
Averett finished a program-best 8-2 this season with a 6-1 mark in the USA South.
View the 2018 D3football.com All-America Teams.
Release courtesy of the Averett sports information department.