Huntingdon senior defensive tackle D.J. Chappell added to his list of accomplishments on Tuesday.
With the release of the American Football Coaches Association’s Division III All-America team, Chappell is the first Huntingdon football player to earn first-team All-America.
“It is a great honor to be recognized,” Chappell said. “I’ve worked hard to be the best player I can be and I thank God for allowing me to stay healthy and for the opportunities He has given me.
“Even though this is an individual award, to me, it’s also a recognition of the guys I had playing around me. I was blessed to have great teammates and we made each other better. I couldn’t have done the things I did without the guys I had around me.”
Chappell was recently named first-team All-South Region by D3football.com for a second straight year and was named honorable mention All-American by D3football.com as a junior.