BLUFFTON, Ohio - Isaac Zickafoose (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) has been named Second Team All-North Region by D3football.com following a senior season that saw the defensive end earn his second HCAC Defensive Player of the Year award. It marks the third straight year that Zickafoose has been an All-Region selection after back-to-back third team honors.
Zickafoose led the Heartland with 11.5 sacks (3rd all-time at Bluffton) and his 17.0 TFL's were second in the HCAC and fifth all-time for a season at Bluffton. His 80 fumble recovery yards topped the HCAC and set a new school mark, while his eight breakups were tied for sixth in the HCAC and fifth all-time at Bluffton. He was second on the team with 63 tackles and his 49 solo stops led the Beavers.
Zickafoose, a four-time First Team All-Heartland Conference selection, used his four TFL's and two sacks in Bluffton's 34-7 win over Defiance to take over the top spot on the career lists with 60.5 TFL's and 35.5 sacks! He also stands at the top of Bluffton career charts with 308 TFL yards, 228 sack yards, 85 fumble recovery yards and 15 quarterback hurries. The three-time All-North Region honoree wrapped up his record-setting career with five forced fumbles (tied for 5th all-time) and 193 tackles (11th all-time).