MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Husson senior left guard Brad Weston has been named to the 2018 D3football.com All-East Region Second Team Offense, senior wide receiver Kyle Gaudet earned Third Team Offense honors and senior inside linebacker Elvin Suazo also earned a spot on the Third Team but on the defensive side of the ball, the organization announced Wednesday night.
Brad Weston, earns his second consecutive d3football.com All-Region honor, becoming the first offensive lineman in program history to be chosen to the team twice after previously being named Husson's third ECFC Offensive Lineman of the Year in program history, a First Team All-ECFC selection for second straight season, and a New England Football Writers (NEFW) DII/DIII All-New England team choice in 2018. Weston anchored a Husson offensive line that helped the Eagles top 4,000 yards of total offense for the fourth straight season and 5,000 yards for the third consecutive season, while leading the conference in rushing yards (2,352) and touchdowns (23) for the third year in a row. The line was also key in pass protection, surrendering only four sacks in league games as their passing game averaged 242.7 yards per game on the season.
Weston played in 27 career games, while helping his teammates set numerous school records with his outstanding run and pass blocking skills.
Kyle Gaudet, his first d3football.com All-Region honor, becoming the first wide receiver in program history to be chosen to the team after a record-breaking senior campaign in 2018. The 2018 ECFC First Team and NEFW All-New England selection set new single-season marks for catches (66), receiving yards (1,031), receiving touchdowns (13), and receptions-per-game average (6.00) en route to becoming the first wideout in program history to surpass the 1,000 receiving yard mark in a single-season.
Gaudet recorded 114 pass receptions, 1,666 pass reception yards, and 19 pass reception touchdowns in 34 career games. He will leave the program as the all-time career leader in pass receptions, pass reception yards and receptions-per-game average (3.35), while having the second most pass reception touchdowns. Gaudet is the only player in program history to record 100 career catches, 1,500 career receiving yards and 15 or more career receiving touchdowns.
Elvin Suazo earns his first d3football.com All-Region honor, becoming the first linebacker in program history to be chosen to the team after previously being named Husson's fifth ECFC's Defensive Player of the Year in the last six seasons, a First Team All-ECFC selection for the second consecutive season in 2018, and a NEFW DII/DIII All-New England choice. The three-time All-Conference selection was a dominant force out the Eagles' linebacker corps this year, recording a team-high and career-high 91 tackles (45 unassisted, 46 assisted - second most in a single-season - and 14 for loss) - the fifth most in a single-season - eight sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception. The senior captain led an Eagles defense that surrendered a mere 16.6 points per game, good for tops in the ECFC.
Suazo tailed 255 tackles (128 unassisted, 127 assisted, and 42 for loss), 25 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and an interception in 44 career games played. He will leave the program as the all-time career leader in sacks, yards from sacks (168), quarterback hurries (23), and games played, while being ranked among the top 10 career leaders in fumble return yards (70, 3rd), fumble returns (1, t-3rd), total tackles (4th), unassisted tackles (6th), assisted tackles (3rd), tackles for loss (t-5th), yards from tackle for loss (216, 3rd), and fumbles recovered (t-2nd).
In Suazo's final career game at RPI (Nov. 17), he became the first Eagle to play in 44 consecutive games, the longest streak in HU football's history.
Suazo, Weston, and Gaudet helped Husson post a four-year record of 34-10 (.773), including a 26-1 record in ECFC play with four ECFC Championships (three outright), four postseason berths (one ECAC Bowl Game, and three NCAA Tournament appearances), and the program's first NCAA Tournament victory in 2017 over Springfield.