BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Fordham senior quarterback Tim DeMorat was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season, and Lafayette fifth-year defensive lineman Malik Hamm received his second honor from Defensive Player of the Year when the League announced the 2022 All-League and Big Football Awards. honors on Tuesday.
Lehigh freshman wide receiver Geoffrey Jamiel was selected as the Patriot League Football Rookie of the Year. Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney picked up Dick Biddle Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive season and third time overall after leading the Crusaders to their fourth consecutive League title.
Chesney’s Crusaders placed a team-high 18 student-athletes on both All-Patriot League teams, including nine on the first-team offense and five on the first-team defense. Fordham followed with 15 All-League selections, including eight first team. Georgetown added nine selections, all on the second team. Colgate and Lafayette each finished with six, and the Leopards placed five on the first team. Bucknell and Lehigh each had four All-League selections, and the Mountain Hawks placed one on the first team. Thirty-four of the 62 student-athletes who will make the 2022 All-Patriot League teams are multi-year members.
All seven Football League coaches voted on the Patriot League Football Big Awards and All-League Teams. They could not vote for their student-athletes or themselves.
2022 Patriot League Football Offensive Player of the Year
Tim DeMorat, Fordham, Sr., QB, Merritt Island, Fla./Viera
2022 Stats: 301 for 458 passing for 4,561 yards (414.6 ypg), 53 TDs, 8 INTs, 184.1 passer efficiency
*DeMorat is a four-time All-Patriot League First Team selection and the second three-time League Offensive Player of the Year in League history, joining Holy Cross’ Dominic Randolph (2007- 09).
* Led the Rams to the best total offense (612.1 ipg) and second-best scoring offense (50.2 ppg) in the FCS, helping them finish 9-2 and earn the program’s first postseason bid since 2015 .
*The nine-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week set single-season league records in passing yards (4,561) and touchdown passes (53), leading the FCS in both categories.
*DeMorat is the Patriot League’s career leader in rushing touchdowns (137) and touchdown passes (120), while ranking second in the League in passing yards (13,131), 324 behind Randolph.
2022 Patriot League Football Defensive Player of the Year
Malik Hamm, Lafayette, 5th, DL, Baltimore, Md./City College
2022 Stats: 49 tackles (27 solo), 12.5 TFL for 93 yards, 8.5 sacks, 4 PD, 3 FF, 3 BK
*Hamm is a five-time All-Patriot League selection and the league’s three-time Defensive Player of the Year, joining Colgate’s Tem Lukabu (2002-03) and Lafayette’s Andy Romans (2007-08) .
*The Baltimore native tied for first in the League and 15th in the FCS in sacks per game (0.77) while finishing his career fourth in Patriot League history with 32 sacks. He is also second in the League with 12.5 TFL.
*Hamm is tied for fourth in the FCS in blocked kicks (3) and 12th in forced fumbles per game (0.27).
New for the 2022 Patriot League Football Year
Geoffrey Jamiel, Lehigh, freshman, WR, West Yarmouth, Mass./Deerfield Academy
2022 stats: 53 receptions, 649 receiving yards, 1 TD, 48 long
*Jamiel earned Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors twice while finishing sixth in the League with 649 receiving yards.
*His 53 receptions were tied for fifth in the Patriot League this season.
*The West Yarmouth, Mass., native had a game-high 91 receiving yards on seven catches in Lehigh’s season finale at Lafayette.
Dick Biddle, 2022 Patriot League Football Coach of the Year
Bob Chesney, Holy Cross
*Chesney guided Holy Cross to an 11-0 record, the first undefeated season by a Patriot League team since Colgate in 2003, to capture its League-record fourth straight title.
*The Crusaders posted the Patriot League-leading scoring defense (17.8) and second-ranked scoring offense (43.0) in league play this season, helping the program extend its winning streak in the League to 16 games.
*Holy Cross led the Patriot League and finished third in the FCS in turnover margin (1.18), while the defense allowed 19.9 points per game to rank first in the Patriot League and 13th in the FCS.
2022 All-Patriot League Football by the Numbers
Hamm becomes the first five-time honoree in the entire league; DeMorat, Greenhagen and Saleh join the Four-Timers Club
Hamm became the first football student-athlete in Patriot League history to earn All-League honors for the fifth time. Fordham’s DeMorat, graduate student Ryan Greenhagen and senior offensive lineman Phil Saleh earned All-League honors for the fourth time. Hamm and DeMorat are the sixth and seventh student-athletes to earn first-team All-Patriot League honors four times, joining Bucknell’s Alex Pechin, Colgate’s Ryan Vena, Georgetown’s Ahmad Wilson, Holy’s Dave Murphy Cross and Lehigh’s Dom Bragalone.
Thirteen receive all-league accolades for the third time
Six Crusaders received a spot on the All-Patriot League teams for the third time, including fifth-years Dan Kuznetsov (DL), Derek Ng (PK), Peter Oliver (RB) and Nick Olsofka (OL) along with seniors Patrick Haughney (P) and John Smith (DB). Four Rams are three-time All-League honorees, including senior wide receivers Dequece Carter, Fotis Kokosioulis, MJ Wright and running back Trey Sneed, a graduate student. Bucknell senior cornerback Gavin Pringle, Lafayette senior linebacker Marco Olivas and Lehigh senior defensive end TyGee Leach are also three-time all-league selections.
Haskins earns first-team honors at two positions
Holy Cross senior cornerback Devin Haskins earned first-team All-Patriot League honors as a defensive back and non-special teams major. He broke the Patriot League single-season record with four blocked punts and finished tied for second in the League with four interceptions.
Patriot League Football Major Awards 2022
Offensive Player of the Year: Tim DeMorat, Fordham, Sr., QB
Defensive Player of the Year: Malik Hamm, Lafayette, 5th, DL
New of the year: Geoffrey Jamiel, Lehigh, Pa., WR
Dick Biddle Coach of the Year: Bob Chesney, Holy Cross
2022 All-Patriot League First Team Football
First Team Offensive (15)
QB: Tim DeMorat, Fordham, Sr.
QB: Matthew Sluka, Holy Cross, Jr.
RB: Trey Sneed, Fordham, Gr.
RB: Peter Oliver, Holy Cross, 5th
WR: Dequece Carter, Fordham, Sr.
WR: Fotis Kokosioulis, Fordham, Sr.
WR: Jalen Coker, Holy Cross, Jr.
TE: Mason Gilbert, Lafayette, Jr.
OL: Phil Saleh, Fordham, Sr.
OL: CJ Hanson, Holy Cross, Sr.
OL: Luke Newman, Holy Cross, Jr.
OL: Nick Olsofka, Holy Cross, 5th
OL: Eric Schon, Holy Cross, Jr.
PK: Derek Ng, Holy Cross, 5th
RS: Justin Shorter, Holy Cross, So.
First team defense (14)
DL: Jon Coste, Fordham, Sr.
DL: Dan Kuznetsov, Holy Cross, 5th
DL: Malik Hamm, Lafayette, 5th
DL: Damon Washington, Lafayette, Sr.
LB: Liam Anderson, Holy Cross, 5th
LB: James Conway, Fordham, So.
LB: Ryan Greenhagen, Fordham, Gr.
LB: Marco Olivas, Lafayette, Sr.
DB: Devin Haskins, Holy Cross, Sr.
DB: John Smith, Holy Cross, Sr.
DB: DaRon Gilbert, Lafayette, Sr.
DB: TyGee Leach, Lehigh, Sr.
Q: Shelby Pruett, Colgate, So.
Non-Special Teams: Devin Haskins, Holy Cross, Sr.
2022 All-Patriot League Football Second Team
Second Team Offense (17) *
QB: Pierce Holley, Georgetown, Sr.
RB: Julius Loughridge, Fordham, So.
RB: Jordan Fuller, Holy Cross, So.
WR: Mekai Felton, Fordham, Jr.
WR: MJ Wright, Fordham, Sr.
WR: Joshua Tomas, Georgetown, Gr.
TE: Sean Morris, Holy Cross, Sr.
OL: Ethan Pitzel, Bucknell, Jr.
OL: Bardhyl Gashi, Colgate, Jr.
OL: Ryan Joyce, Fordham, Sr.
OL: Lucas Portes, Fordham, Sr.
OL: Mac Hollensteiner, Georgetown, Sr.
OL: Talati Polamalu, Georgetown, Sr.
OL: Grady Smith, Holy Cross, 5th
PK: Spencer Biscoe, Colgate, So.
PK: Brandon Peskin, Fordham, So.
RS: Mason Gudger, Georgetown, Fr.
Second team defense (16) *
DL: Coleman Coco, Colgate, Sr.
DL: Ibrahim Kamara, Georgetown, Sr.
DL: Jyaire Stevens, Lafayette, Sr.
DL: Mikhari Sibblis, Lehigh, Sr.
LB: Ben Allen, Bucknell, Sr.
LB: Tyler Flick, Colgate, Sr.
LB: Justin Fonteneaux, Georgetown, Gr.
LB: Mike DeNucci, Lehigh, Jr.
LB: Nate Norris, Lehigh, Sr.
DB: Brent Jackson, Bucknell, Sr.
DB: Gavin Pringle, Bucknell, Sr.
DB: Mikey Jarmolowich, Colgate, Sr.
DB: Stephen Williams II, Fordham, Sr.
DB: Wedner Cadet, Georgetown, Fr.
Q: Patrick Haughney, Holy Cross, Sr.
STNS: Brock Biestek, Georgetown, So.
*Additional players selected for second team offense and defense by tie vote
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