November 29, 2006

Bloomsburg University Football Players Earn All-Region Honors

BLOOMSBURG--Five Bloomsburg University football players have been named to the 2006 Daktronics Division II Football All-Northeast Region team. Earning first team honors was Tyler Trettin (Hummelstown/Hershey), while Bryan Scruggs (Media/Sun Valley), Dave Shemaria (Camp Hill/Camp Hill), Zac Barton (Berryville, VA/Loudan Valley) and Rob Biernat (Bristol/Conwell Egan) earned second team honors.

Trettin, a senior free safety, ranks third on the team in tackles in 55, including 28 solo stops. Trettin also has four interceptions on the season, three pass breakups and one blocked kick. He was named the PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week for his play in the regular season matchup with West Chester on Oct. 7 when he led the Bloomsburg defense with seven tackles, including five solos and an interception. He was a first team All-PSAC East selection this season. Trettin has also been recently selected to the 2006 CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II second team for his work in the classroom.

Scruggs, a senior, is the team's starting center, while Shemaria, also a senior, starts at tackle. The pair have helped the Huskies rush188.2 yards per game and throw for another 176 yards per game. Both Scruggs and Shemaria were named All-PSAC East second team all-conference selections.

Barton, a senior defensive end, has made 33 stops this season, including 14 solo tackles. He leads the team in tackles for loss with nine, sacks with six and has four pass breakups and one fumble recovery. Barton, a first team All-PSAC East selection, was also named to the 2006 CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II first team for his work in the classroom.

Biernat, a junior linebacker, leads Bloomsburg in tackles with 73 this year, including 36 solo stops. He also has five tackles for loss, one sack and two pass interceptions, including one against West Chester in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.

Bloomsburg, 11-1, will play Shepherd University on Saturday in the NCAA Northeast Regional title game. Kickoff is set for noon.