HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan and offensive lineman Ben Hagaman were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District I Football Team for Division I schools as announced today by the organization. The Big Green have had at least one player earn a spot on the squad in each of the past 10 seasons.
A 6-4, 230-pound senior from Atherton, California, Heneghan is an economics major with a 3.79 GPA. He has led Dartmouth to a 7-2 record with a shot at earning a share of the Ivy League title this Saturday with a win over Princeton and a little help from Harvard, which would need to defeat Yale. The two-year starter behind center has completed 165-of-262 passes (63.0 percent, 19th among FCS quarterbacks) for 1,928 yards and 16 touchdowns with just six interceptions, plus run for 132 yards and a score. Twice he has topped 300 yards passing in a game this season, including 314 against Yale while leading the Big Green to the largest come-from-behind victory (21 points) in program history in a 28-27 triumph. The following week he threw a career-high four touchdown passes to send Dartmouth to a 29-26 win at Sacred Heart.
For his career, Heneghan has thrown for 4,692 yards while completing 417-of-686 throws (60.8 percent) with 27 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He is one of just four players in Big Green history to amass 5,000 total yards in a career, and needs 308 through the air against Princeton on Saturday to join that same group with 5,000 passing yards. He also has thrown at least one TD pass in each of the last 10 games, one shy of the school record set by former NFL quarterback Jay Fiedler ’94.
Hagaman, a 6-4, 305-pound native of Nashville, Tennessee, has started every game this season at right tackle for Dartmouth. His presence throughout the year has helped Heneghan produce his excellent numbers as the offensive line has allowed just 10 sacks all year, second fewest in the Ivy League and among the top 25 nationally. A history major with a 3.32 GPA, Hagaman has also paved the way for the running game to gobble up over 160 yards per game, topping 200 yards three times with a season-high of 324. He has played in 21 games throughout his career and every game over the past two years.
Every Ivy League school was represented with a total of 19 players named to an all-district team, three coming from Columbia, Cornell, Penn and Princeton, two from Brown, Dartmouth and Harvard, and one from Yale.
The first-team all-district honorees from the eight districts across the country will now go on the ballot for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in December.