URI’s Adesanya and Hansen Named New England All-Stars

URI FOOTBALL: Adesanya and Hansen Named New England All-Stars
Rhody pair honored by New England Football Writers

Dec. 2, 2010

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island seniors Victor Adesanya and Matt Hansen were named to the Football Championship Subdivision All-New England team by the New England Football Writers on Wednesday.

The team will be honored at the annual New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass.

On Nov. 22, Adesanya and Hansen were named to the CAA Football All-Conference First and Second Team, respectively.

Adesanya forced a pair of fumbles which led to victories over nationally-ranked teams New Hampshire (9/18) and Villanova (11/6). Frequently double-teamed throughout the 2010 season, the URI captain still managed to record 25 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Hansen posted a career-high 114 tackles en route to becoming the school's all-time leading tackler. Earlier this season, the Rhode Island native recorded a career-best 20 tackles against then No. 4-ranked William and Mary.