Six Hoyas Earn All-Patriot League

Nov. 22, 2016

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team had six members earn seven spots on All-Patriot League Teams when the postseason awards were announced on Tuesday. The all-league teams were selected by a vote of the seven Patriot League coaches.

Senior defensive lineman Hunter Kiselick (Nutley, N.J./Bergen Catholic) earned selections on both the first and second team. He was named to the first team as a special team-non specialist and to the second team as a defensive lineman.

Additionally, senior placekicker Henry Darmstadter (Alexandria, Va./George Mason), senior linebacker Leo Loughrey (Glenshaw, Pa./Central Catholic), sophomore linebacker J’V’on Butler (Melbourne, Fla./Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy), senior punter Harry McCollum (Arlington Heights, Ill./Saint Viator) and freshman defensive lineman Khristian Tate (Warner Robins, Ga./Covenant Academy) all earned spots on the second team.

Hunter Kiselick – First Team, Special Teams-Non Specialist; Second Team, Defensive Line
Kiselick had a huge senior season for the Hoyas. He was a force on special teams, leading the entire FCS with four blocked kicks - all field goals. He blocked two field goals at Marist on Sept. 10 to preserve a three-point victory, and also recorded blocks against Princeton and Colgate. Defensively, Kiselick finished third on the team with 71 total tackles, including 26 solo takedowns. He led the Hoyas with 8.5 TFL and eight quarterback hurries, while ranking second with 3.0 sacks. He also added an interception, a fumble recovery and two pass breakups. He was named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week on September 12 and earned an honorable mention selection on Nov. 21.

 

 

Henry Darmstadter – Second Team, Placekicker
Darmstadter, a 2015 All-Patriot League Second Team selection and member of the 2016 Preseason All-Patriot League Team, finished the year 11-of-14 in field goal attempts, tying for the conference lead in made field goals, and a perfect 19-of-19 on PAT attempts. He did not miss a field goal from under 30 yards and was 5-of-7 from beyond 40 yards, including a career-long 49-yard field goal, the fifth-longest in Georgetown history, on Nov. 5 against Holy Cross. He finished his career with a program-record 27 made field goals and also was a near-perfect 60-of-61 on PAT attempts. Darmstadter was an honorable mention selection on Nov. 7.

Leo Loughrey – Second Team, Linebacker
Loughrey had his strongest season in a Georgetown uniform as a senior, finishing fourth on the team with 69 total tackles. He had 37 solo tackles, good for third on the squad, and was also tied for fifth with 5.0 TFL. He added 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, four pass breakups and five quarterback hurries. He had a career-high 13 tackles, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup against Princeton on Oct. 8. In his final game against Bucknell on Nov. 12, Loughrey finished with a sack for nine yards, 2.0 TFL and one forced fumble.

J’V’on Butler – Second Team, Linebacker
Loughrey had a breakout sophomore season for the Hoyas, leading the defense 87 tackles and 43 solo takedowns. He also tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles and was fourth with 5.5 TFL. He also chipped in 1.0 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, three quarterback hurries and five pass breakups. On four occasions in 2016, Butler tied a career high with 11 tackles. He had 11 tackles, with eight solo tackles, and a forced fumble on Nov. 12 against Bucknell. He intercepted a pass against Lehigh on Oct. 15. Butler earned Patriot League Honorable Mention selections on Oct. 17 and Nov. 14.

Harry McCollum – Second Team, Punter
McCollum had one of the best punting seasons in Georgetown history as a senior. He set single-season records with 86 total punts and 3,575 yards punting, becoming the first Hoya to surpass 3,000 punt yards in a season. His 41.6 yards per punt average ranks second in GU history. He punted 14 times against Columbia on Sept. 24, setting a single-game record. McCollum had a long punt of 64 yards, tying a career high and ranking eighth in the record books. He had 15 punts of at least 50 yards and pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line on 21 occasions. McCollum was named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 26 and earned an honorable mention selection on Sept. 5.

Khristian Tate – Second Team, Special Teams-Non Specialist
Tate quickly became a force for the Hoyas in his freshman season ranking second in the entire FCS, behind only teammate Hunter Kiselick, with three blocked kicks. All three of his blocks were on punts as Georgetown tied for the national lead with eight blocked kicks overall. Tate had punt blocks against Harvard, Fordham and Lafayette. The freshman defensive lineman also had 22 total tackles, 5.0 TFL and 1.5 sacks on the season. He had a career-high eight tackles and a sack against Lehigh on Oct. 15. He was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Oct. 31 and earned an honorable mention selection on Oct. 24.

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