Mount Union offensive tackle Brooks Jenkins, a former Hilton Head Island standout, was named Monday to the NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America team.
Jenkins is a three-year starter for the Purple Raiders, making every start at left tackle this season and playing a key role as Mount Union led all Division III teams in first downs (356) and ranked sixth in scoring offense at 45.7 points per game.
The Raiders (12-2), who also rank among the division’s top 20 in total offense and rushing offense, reached the Division III semifinals for a 22nd consecutive season before falling to Mary Hardin-Baylor last weekend.
It marked the first time since 2004 that Mount Union came up short of reaching the Division III championship game.
Jenkins also was selected for the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Ken Wable Award as the league’s top lineman, punctuating a second consecutive season on the all-conference team.
Jenkins is one of three Beaufort County players on the Mount Union roster, joined by fellow linemen Tyler Rentz (Beaufort) and Sam Jones (Hilton Head Island).