Dover, Del. (Dec. 21, 2017) --- College football writer Phil Steele has released his 2017 FCS all-conference teams and he’s recognized four Hornets among the best in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for this past season.
Steele’s 2017 All-MEAC First Team includes Delaware State punter Fidel Romo-Martinez (so.; Banning, Cal), while Hornet defensive back Keyjuan Selby (jr.; Bear, Del.) was a second team pick.
Listed on the third team are DSU’s Brycen Alleyne (jr.; Wilmington, Del.) as a kick returner and Trey Gross (fr.; Annapolis, Md.) at wide receiver.
Romo-Martinez was tops in the MEAC and fourth among all Football Championship Subdivision punters with a 44.7 yard average. He also had 24 punts of 50-or-more yards, including a long of 62, and placed 17 kicks inside the opponents’ 20-yard line this past season.
Romo-Martinez was named to the 2017 All-MEAC Second Team in voting by league head coaches and sports information representatives.
Selby was tied for second in the MEAC with 13 passes defended (interceptions + pass break ups) and 11 pass break-ups. He was also tops on the Hornets with two interceptions and fourth on the team with 59 tackles (36 solo). Selby was also a 2017 All-MEAC Second Team selection following the season.
Gross emerged as one of the MEAC’s top receivers after entering the Hornets’ starting line-up in mid-season. He finished the 2017 season with 27 catches for 428 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns, which tied for second among all MEAC pass catchers. His seven touchdowns and 42 points were also tops on the Hornets.
Gross had two touchdown catches in three games this past season.
Alleyne was third in the MEAC in kickoff returns with a 21.7 yard average and was sixth in the league with 90.5 all-purpose yards per game.