For their efforts during the 2018 Hiram football season, Terrier standouts, senior running back Isaiah Jones, and junior linebacker Horace Johnson, have been named All-NCAC Honorable Mention selections, announced the NCAC on Thursday afternoon.
Jones collected his first All-NCAC nod in his final season with the Terriers, leading Hiram in every major rushing category. The feature back toted the ball 157 times for 740 yards and 11 scores. Despite doubling his previous career best in carries, Jones still notched a career high for yards-per-carry, averaging nearly five per attempt.
Jones became just the second player in Hiram football history, and the first since 1987 to posted double-digit touchdown runs. He came just two shy of the Terrier single-season record of 13 held by Bobby Starks. Jones scored a TD in six of the nine games in which he played, tallying multiple TDs, twice.
Both of Jones' multi-touchdown games came against conference opponents, including posting three against Nationally-ranked Wittenberg, while adding a career-best four in an overtime game with Oberlin. The four-touchdown day was also one shy from the single-game mark.
Four times on the year, Jones went over 100 yards rushing, tallying a career-best 141 yards on 27 carries in the matchup with the Yeomen. The four-year back battled through some injuries throughout his career, but finished with 1,259 rushing yards, fumbling the ball just once in 274 carries.
Johnson snags his second-career All-NCAC selection, after earning Honorable Mention status as a freshman following the 2016-17 campaign.
Johnson appeared in nine games throughout the 2018 season, amassing 83 tackles and four sacks. He registered career bests in stops, tackles per game (9.3) and pass breakups, having moved back to outside linebacker.
In addition to his numbers, Johnson forced three turnovers, giving him seven, total, in the last two seasons. He also added four sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss throughout the year.
Johnson made double-digit stops on three-separate occasions, including registering a career-best 15 against Allegheny on homecoming weekend. That game, he also registered a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Throughout the year, Johnson never registered less than six stops in game, making at least eight, six times.
For the complete All-NCAC football release, follow the link, here.