Three Pioneers named to Hansen All-Region football team

Keveon Broadwater, Malik Goodman and Ivan Hogans were named to the Don Hansen All-Region football team
Keveon Broadwater, Malik Goodman and Ivan Hogans were named to the Don Hansen All-Region football team

BROOKFIELD, Ill. --- Three Tusculum University student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Two.  Garnering All-Region third team honors are offensive lineman Keveon Broadwater, linebacker Ivan Hogans and safety Malik Goodman.

Broadwater, a 6-4, 315-pound junior from Gaffney, South Carolina, earns his second All-Region honor after being named to the D2CAA All-Region second team.  The 2018 All-SAC first team choice has been the anchor of the TU offensive line where he has started in 31 consecutive games.  The Tusculum offense boasted one of the top rushing attacks in the league averaging 173.2 yards per game.

Hogans, a 6-2, 210-pound sophomore from Stockbridge, Georgia was named to the All-SAC first team defense in November.  He led Tusculum with a team-high 92 tackles and finished third in the conference averaging 9.2 tackles per contest.  He finished second on the team with 12 tackles for loss with four sacks, two interceptions, three pass break-ups and forced a fumble.  The Stockbridge High School alum has recorded at least two tackles in each of his 20 games as a Pioneer.

Hogans recorded 10 or more tackles five times in 2018 including a season-high 14 at Lenoir-Rhyne.  In the second finale at Wingate, he posted 12 tackles with four tackles for loss and two sacks.  In TU's homecoming win over Newberry, Hogans tallied seven tackles with four for loss and a sack.

Goodman, a 5-11, 185-pound junior from Jacksonville, Florida, finished fifth on the team with 48 tackles including five for loss with one sack, one interception, forced a fumble and broke up for passes.  He earned a start in all 10 games and posted at least one tackle in all of them including a season-best eight stops in a road win at Mars Hill.  He forced a fourth quarter fumble in that game to preserve a 31-28 victory at MHU and earned SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts.

The Raines High School graduate has recorded 146 career tackles at Tusculum with 15 career passes defended including two interceptions.

The Pioneers finished the season with a 5-5 overall record including 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference to finish third in the league standings.  It is TU's third straight season to finish in the top half of the conference and best overall finish since 2014.

The Don Hansen team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.  Don Hansen's Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003.