Dec. 15, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - Senior offensive lineman Joe Flading and junior kicker Matt Weller were named to the 2011 Phil Steele Postseason All-Mid-American Conference First Team on Wednesday. Flading and Weller were two of nine Ohio University football players that were selected to the publication's all-league squad.
Flading (Cincinnati, Ohio) received the all-league honor just a day after he was named All-America Honorable by SI.com. The 6 foot, 4 inch 290 pound lineman was also named First Team All-MAC by the league office on Nov. 30.
In 2011, Flading where he helped pave the way for nine 200-yard rushing games. He has also started in 38-straight games.
Weller (Twinsburg, Ohio) added to already impressive list of postseason awards. On Nov. 30, he was named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year and was named Second Team All-Conference. He currently leads the conference in with a school record 24 field goals made, surpassing the mark of 21 which he set in 2009. His long of 49 yards is tied for the longest field goal made by any kicker in the conference this season.
In the 29-28 win at Bowling Green on Nov. 16, Weller converted on a career-high five field goals to help the Bobcats clinch the MAC East Division.
Senior wide receiver LaVon Brazill (Lantana, Fla.), junior offensive lineman Eric Herman (Oregon, Ohio), senior linebacker Noah Keller (Kearney, Neb.) and junior cornerback were all selected to the Second Team.
Brazill has surpassed 100 yards receiving on six separate occasions this fall and leads the team in receptions (66) and receiving yards (1038). Herman has started in 37 straight games and has the most pancake (79) and decleater blocks (16).
Keller, who is a three-time captain, leads the team in tackles with 105 stops and ranks in the Top 10 all-time in career tackles with 427. In five of the last seven weeks, he has recorded 10 tackles-or-more. Carrie leads the team with four interceptions and has also played in all 13 games this season. He ranks seventh on the team in tackles.
Sophomore quarterback Tyler Tettleton (Norman, Okla.), senior offensive lineman A.J. Strum (Delmont, Pa.) and senior running back Donte Harden (Erie, Pa.) were each named to the Third Team.
Tettleton has set 12 single season school records this fall in his first season as a starter. He has accounted for 35 touchdowns (26 passing; 9 rushing) and he is also one of just 13 quarterbacks nationally that have thrown 26-or-more touchdowns and 10 interceptions or less. Strum has started in 32 straight games and has totaled 52 pancake blocks. Harden has accounted for 1,721 all-purpose yards and is just 67 yards all-purpose yards shy of becoming the school's all-time single season leader.