Hammond Tabbed HERO Sports First Year Football All-American
HERO Sports – Davidson rookie defensive end Jonathan Hammond was named to the HERO Sports Freshman All-America Team, announced by the site Wednesday.
“We could not be more proud of Jonathan for his performance both on and off the field this year. He posted over a 3.0 GPA as a freshman and was a force every Saturday for opposing offenses,” said his unit coach Steven Jackson.
Hammond proved to be a problem to opposing offenses from his first game as a Wildcat and continued the trend until the program’s first FCS Playoff appearance, forcing three turnovers, recovering two and turning one into a touchdown. He recorded 22 tackles, 16 solo, 9.5 for loss and 4.0 sacks.
“I loved working with Jonathan day in and day out because of his relentless work ethic and positive attitude. I could not be more excited for the future, this recognition is extremely well deserved,” said Jackson.
Hammond is the second HERO Sports Freshman All-American and first since teammate Dreylan Hines earned the distinction in 2018. He was named the Pioneer Football League’s Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-PFL second team.