Huzzie collects two more All-American honors
Published 12:51 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Huzzie named All-American by Athletics Director Association and The Bluebloods
JOHNSON CITY – Another week means more All-American honors for Alijah Huzzie (Franklin, Ga.).
Huzzie collected All-American honors by the Athletics Director Association (ADA) and The Bluebloods, which were announced by both organizations on Monday.
Huzzie was one of 11 student-athletes to receive All-American honors by the Athletics Directors Association (ADA). The 10th annual award recognizes the top student-athletes from FCS institutions across 11 different positions. The 2022 class includes student-athletes from 11 different institutions, representing seven different conferences. Voting was conducted by a national panel, consisting of media and sports information directors. From the 11 All-America Team honorees, an Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year will be announced on January 4, 2023, in advance of the FCS National Championship Game. The Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year recipients will be recognized at the FCS national championship contest in Frisco, Texas, during an on-field presentation.
Huzzie, who was named an All-American by the Associated Press last week, had a stellar year for the Blue and Gold, where he totaled 59 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 16 pass break-ups and 22 passes defended. The first-team all-Southern Conference standout started all 11 games for the Bucs in 2022 en route to leading all FCS players in passes defended and was third in interceptions per game, while his six interceptions were tied for second-most among FCS players at the end of the regular season.
Huzzie had career-high 12 tackles and a season-high five pass break-ups against Furman, while posting five or more tackles in six games. Huzzie recorded an interception in three straight games against Robert Morris, Chattanooga and VMI, while having a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown in the season-opening win over Mars Hill.
Huzzie has now received four All-American honors this season. To go with these two and his AP honor, Huzzie was tabbed first-team All-American by HERO Sports.
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