Three Raider football players receive Daktronics, Inc., All-Super Region 1 honors


Metz stairs down the Kutztown University quarterback.

Success in sports is never guaranteed but putting forth hard work will make success more obtainable. Awards are means of closure for all of the hard work an athlete puts into his or her sport.

On the morning of Dec. 5, three Shippensburg University football players received Daktronics, Inc., All-Super Region 1 honors. The three players are defensive lineman Jake Metz, quarterback Zach Zulli and wide receiver Trevor Harman.

Harman and Metz received the top votes at their respective positions while Zulli tied with Merrimack College quarterback Joe Clancy.

Metz finished the 2013 season with 62 total tackles and 11 sacks, just one-half sack short of tying his single season school record. The senior defensive lineman finished his career with 219 total tackles and 30.5 total sacks. Metz’s 30.5 sacks is now a new school record.

Harman finished the 2013 campaign with 105 receptions totaling 1,421 total receiving yards and 22 touchdowns. Harman’s 1,421 receiving yards was good enough for No. 7 in the country while his 22 touchdowns are a Division II best. Harman still has one more season at SU to add to his impressive numbers.

Zulli finished his final season in a Raider uniform with impressive numbers as well. The senior quarterback notched PSAC bests in touchdown passes (35), pass completions (249) and average passing yards per game with 318.2.

Zulli also averaged 26.73 completions per game, which ranked him No. 8 in the country.

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Harman fights for extra yards against Indiana University of Pa.

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Zulli looks for an open receiver against Lock Haven University.

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