University of Massachusetts football student-athletes Khary Bailey-Smith, Adam Breneman and Marquis Young have been recognized by the New England Football Writers Association. Breneman was named winner of the Harry Agganis Award, given to the outstanding football player in New England, and the trio was named to the All-New England Team.
Khary Bailey-Smith, RS SR, Safety, Weymouth, Mass.
In 2016, Bailey-Smith recorded 69 stops to rank No. 3 among the Minutemen. His stat line also includes 1.0 TFL, four passes broken up, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Against Hawai'i on Saturday, Bailey-Smith totaled six tackles, including four solo stops, and a pass break up.
Adam Breneman, RS JR, Tight End, Mechanicsburg, Penn.
He finished the 2016 season with 70 receptions for 808 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 67.3 yards per game and 11.5 yards per catch. Through 12 games, Breneman is the FBS tight end leader in total receptions and ranks No. 2 in total yards and touchdowns. Against Hawai'i on Saturday, he totaled four receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.
Marquis Young, SO, Running Back, Fairport, New York
On the season, Young gained 898 yards on 197 rushes with four touchdowns. He also hauled in 26 receptions for 147 yards. He collected four 100+ yard outings in 2016. Against Hawai'i on Saturday, Young rushed for 117 yards on 19 carries with one score.
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