Cardew, Donnarumma and Johnson Earn All-NESCAC Football Honors
BRUNSWICK, Maine - A trio of Bowdoin College football players have been recognized in All-Conference honors announced by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Thursday.
Junior linebacker Griffin Cardew (Ipswich, Mass.) led the way as a First Team selection. Junior tailback Zach Donnarumma (Ramsey, N.J.) and sophomore defensive lineman Clarence Johnson (Boston, Mass.) were tabbed as Second Team choices.
Cardew becomes Bowdoin's first defender to collect First Team honors since Laurence Duggan '10 in 2009. The league's leading tackler with 97 on the year, he had 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and an interception this fall. He currently stands 10th in Division III at 12.1 tackles/game. Cardew had double-figures in tackles six times this year, and his 17 against Bates on November 3 tied a program single-game mark.
Despite missing the first two games due to illness, Bowdoin sophomore Zach Donnarumma posted an oustanding year that saw him finish fourth in the league in rushing with 556 yards and four scores this fall. Through three seasons, his 1,581 rushing yards rank eighth in program history.
Clarence Johnson enjoyed a breakthrough campaign that saw him anchor the Bowdoin defensive line in 2011. One of just eight sophomores in the conference to earn All-Conference recognition, Johnson racked up 25 tackles, including 13 solo stops, four tackles for loss, a sack, and a fumble recovery.