Football: Mount Union Has Five on AP All-America Football Teams

Football: Mount Union Has Five on AP All-America Football Teams

Five Mount Union football players are on the 2018 Associated Press All-America Football Teams.

Senior defensive back Louis Berry (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Shady Side Academy), senior linebacker Danny Robinson (Massillon / Washington) and junior defensive lineman Andrew Roesch (Avon) are all first team selections while junior wide receiver Justin Hill (Circleville) and sophomore running back Josh Petruccelli (Perry) are both second team picks.

Berry, who named to the American Football Coaches Assocation All-America team earlier this week, has started all 14 games so far this season as a team captain for the Purple Raiders. He has scored six of Mount Union's nation leading 15 defensive touchdowns this season with an NCAA Division III record four interception returns for a score, two fumble returns for scores. In fact, he had a hand in two more defensive touchdowns as he has blocked a pair of field goal attempts that were returned for scores. He was also named the Ohio Athletic Conference Lee Tressel Defensive Back of the Year and was an all-conference first team selection.

Robinson is among team leaders in tackles on one of the nation's top rated defenses as a team captain. He has 73 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble this season as Mount Union won its 29th Ohio Athletic Conference title. He is also a three-time All-OAC selection that has been named the 2018 Gene Slaughter OAC Linebacker of the Year Award and is a Google Cloud Academic All-American.

Roesch has started all 14 games on the defensive line and has team-high 11 sacks for a unit that leads the nation in the sacks with 67 sacks. He was also an All-OAC first team selection.

Hill is on the second team for a second straight season as he has 50 catches for 856 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has won the OAC's Ed Sherman Receiver of the Year award and been an all-conference first teamer for each of the last two seasons.

Petruccelli has ran for nearly 1,500 yards with 19 touchdowns as he has rushed for over 100 yards in nine games this year including all four playoff games. He also was an All-OAC first team selection at running back.

Mount Union plays Mary Hardin-Baylor in the NCAA Division III National Championship game -- the Stagg Bowl -- Friday at 7 p.m. in Shenandoah, Texas.