NEWBERRY, S.C. – Junior wide receiver B.J. Bunn and senior defensive end Mike Keck began to see the fruits of standout seasons on the gridiron on Tuesday afternoon when the University of North Carolina at Pembroke duo was among 53 players named to the 2015 Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-Super Region Two football teams.
The announcement marked the third-straight year that the Braves were represented on the team which was formerly sponsored by Daktronics. It is the fifth time in the last nine years that at least one UNCP player was included on the teams as well.
Bunn, a Burlington native, caught a career-best 58 passes and established a new program mark for single-season receiving yards (956) this season, while also accounting for 11 touchdowns as well. Bunn tallied at least five catches in six different contests, including a 12-catch performance at Catawba that produced a new program record for single-game receiving yards (219) as well. That performance was the first of three-straight 100-yard receiving games, including an 8-catch, 198-yard, 3-touchdown day against West Virginia State that eventually earned him a national offensive player of the week honor from HERO Sports.
A product of Fayetteville, Keck registered 53 tackles (33 solo) this season, including 16 tackles for loss (-98 yards) and a school record 11 sacks (-87 yards). He turned in five or more tackles in eight contests, and grabbed at least one tackle for loss in seven of those outings. Ranked among the nation’s sack leaders for most of the season, Keck amassed three sacks against both then-No. 20 Winston-Salem State and then-No. 17 Tuskegee as well. He also finished the season with a school record 13 quarterback hurries, two pass break-ups and a pair of forced fumbles.
Selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) who represent Division II football schools in the region, these players represent some of the finest student-athletes in the Gulf South, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic and South Atlantic Conferences, as well as three independent institutions.