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Dewey Headlines All-East Region Football Squad

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 2, 2004 – Springfield College senior Brian Dewey has been voted to the 2004 Football Gazette Division III All-East Region Football Team for the second-consecutive season, announced today.

Seniors Justin Fletcher and Brian McLellan were named to the all-region second team, and senior Tim Lutgens was a third-team choice.

Dewey, a right tackle from Victory Mills, N.Y., earned Empire 8 First-Team All-Conference and New England Football Writers’ Division II-III All-Star accolades this season. Prior to the 2004 campaign, he was a consensus preseason first-team All-American. In ’03, he earned D3Football.com First-Team All-America and Football Gazette Third-Team All-America accolades. He also picked up Football Gazette First-Team All-East Region, ECAC Division III Northeast First-Team All-Star, New England Football Writers’ Division II-III All-Star and all-FFC first-team honors last season. A two-year starter, Dewey is a major reason why SC led college football in rushing (398.5 yards-per-game) in ’03, and is ranked second in Division III (384.9 ypg) this season.

McLellan, a defensive tackle from Mansfield, Mass., was a first-team All-Empire 8 pick in ’04. One of the league’s best interior lineman, he was second on the Pride with 6.5 tackles-for-loss, and third with 50 tackles. McLellan, a three-year starter at SC, had 23.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks in his college career.

Fletcher, an inside linebacker from Orwell, Vt., is a two-time all-region choice and a 2004 Football Gazette Preseason Third-Team All-American. He earned all-conference honors for the third-straight season after leading the Pride with 60 tackles. In 2002 and ’03, Fletcher made the Freedom Football Conference All-Conference First Team. Last season, he was also recognized as an ECAC Division III Northeast Second-Team All-Star and a Football Gazette Second-Team All-East choice. Fletcher had 180 tackles and 18 tackles-for-loss in his career.

Lutgens, who is from Greenwich, N.Y., lands on the all-region squad for the second time in two seasons. In ’04, he has been honored as an Empire 8 Football All-Conference First-Team selection and the New England Football Writers’ Division II-III All Star. Prior to this season, Lutgens was voted to the D3Football.com Pre-season All-America Second Team and the Football Gazette Pre-Season All-America Third Team. Lutgens is the only back in school history to break the 1,000-yard barrier in consecutive seasons, rushing for a team-high 1,064 yards in ’04, and 1,307 yards last season. He also had 14 rushing touchdowns this season. In ’03, Lutgens was a Football Gazette First-Team All-Region honoree, an ECAC Division III Northeast Second-Team All-Star and an All-Freedom Football Conference (FFC) First-Team selection. He capped his career ranked third all-time at SC with 3,032 rushing yards and fourth with 35 rushing TDs.

The Pride (8-2 overall, 4-2 Empire 8) was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally in Division III this season. SC beat Fitchburg State, 53-7, to win the ECAC Division III North Atlantic Championship on Nov. 20.
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