Frees named Player of Year

November 19, 1991

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Western Maryland College senior tailback Eric Frees has been named the 1991 Centennial Football Conference Player of the Year by the conference's eight head coaches.

Frees, also selected a CFC first-team All-Star for the third consecutive year, won his second straight conference rushing crown with an average of 154.3 yards per game. He finished his career as the CFC's leading rusher (3,878 yards in conference games), second in NCAA Division III history and seventh on the NCAA all-divisions list (5,281 yards overall).

Frees, 5 feet 8 and 185 pounds, also set the CFC records for touchdowns with 36 and total points with 218. In all-purpose (rushing, receiving and all runbacks), he is first in Division III and // school history, and sixth on the NCAA all-divisions list with 6,878 yards.

Joining Frees on the first team from Western Maryland were: Senior wide receiver Andy Steckel, senior linebacker Jim Webster, freshman nose guard Adam Gregori and sophomore punter Paul McCord, who led the CFC averaging 36.5 yards per kick.

Six Johns Hopkins players made the first team: senior tight end Mike Hallenbeck, junior center Jim Dietz, senior guard Brad Davis, junior linebacker Stu Markley, senior safety Brian Hepting (Loyola), and junior quarterback John Guglielmo, who set a conference single-season record with 123 completions.

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