DOVER, Del.– Wesley College's Jared Morris and Sosthene Kapepula have been named First Team D3football.com Preseason All-Americans, it was announced by the website on Tuesday morning. This is the fifth different publication to name Morris a Preseason All-American this year and the fourth for Kapepula.
A senior free safety and team captain out of Toms River, N.J., Morris was a First Team All-American in 2012 after leading the Wolverines with six interceptions. Transitioning from the offensive to defensive side of the ball, 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 against Mount Ida in the Playoffs. In the season opener at East Texas Baptist, Morris' first game as a defensive player, he picked off a Wesley single-game record four passes in a 34-14 victory.
From the linebacker position, Kapepula had one of the best seasons in Wolverines history as a sophomore and earned Second Team All-America and ECAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Finishing the season with 13.0 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and a nation-leading four fumble recoveries, the team captain from Olney, Md., made 120 tackles, the most by a Wolverine since Rocky Myers recorded 124 stops in 2004. Kapepula closed out the season with a career-high 18 tackles at Mary Hardin-Baylor in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
The fifth-ranked Wolverines open the 2013 season under the lights when they host No. 20 Widener on Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. The clash with the Pride is the first football game to be played at night at Scott D. Miller Stadium.