DOVER, DE – Wesley College Head Football Coach Mike Drass announced Saturday morning that that senior wide receiver Jeremiah Howe, senior defensive back Jared Morris and junior linebacker Sosthene Kapepula have been named team captains for the 2013 season.
A native of Cambridge, Md., Howe has started the last three seasons and has grabbed 77 receptions for 977 yards and four touchdowns in his career. Howe has also averaged over seven yards a carry and 23 yards a kickoff return in his three seasons with the Wolverines. Wesley's 2011 and 2012 Special Teams Player of the Year, Howe led the Wolverines in special teams tackles in 2012 while catching 29 passes for a career-high 419 yards and four touchdowns.
Switching to the defensive side of the ball from wide receiver as a junior, Morris was named a D3football.com First Team All-American after leading Wesley with six interceptions. A native of Toms River, N.J., Morris set a Wolverines single-game record with four interceptions in the season opener at East Texas Baptist, his first career game on defense. Morris finished the season ranked third on the team in tackles (76) and tackles for loss (8.0) while also returning a kickoff for a touchdown.
Arguably the best defensive player in the Nation as a sophomore, Kapepula was named a D3football.com Second Team All-American and the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year while leading the Wolverines in tackles (120), tackles for loss (13.0), pass breakups (9), forced fumbles (4) and fumble recoveries (4). A native of Olney, Md., Kapepula's four recoveries led all of NCAA Division III while his 120 stops were the most for a Wesley player since Rocky Myers recorded 124 in 2004, the same season Myers became the only defensive player to ever win the Gagliardi Trophy. Kapepula closed out the season with a career-high 18 tackles at Mary Hardin-Baylor in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
The Wolverines, who have won 100 games since 2004 and made eight straight NCAA Playoff Appearances, open the 2013 season on Friday, September 6 against Widener at 6 pm.