Former Newark Football Player Earns All-American Honors

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A former Newark Wildcat has earned a prestigious honor for his play on the gridiron this season.

Ohio Dominican punter/kicker Jed Quackenbush was selected as a First-Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

This season, the super senior made 13 field goals while converting 94% of his extra-point attempts and scored a total of 73 points for the Panthers this season.

The former Wildcat has also set many school records punting, including his punt average of 46.7 yards per attempt, which was second in the nation this season.

Quackenbush can now add this award to his already-decorated mantle. He has been named to the All-Great Midwest Conference First Team twice. Also, he was tabbed as the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year in the spring and made the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association All-Super Region Team.

He finishes his Ohio Dominican career with 24 made field goals, 160 made extra points, and 232 career points. Those marks put him in the top three in the school’s history in all of those categories.

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