SAU's Hannah-White earns national recognition


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2010, 8:12 pm
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Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com
James Hannah-White was a pretty special player for the St. Ambrose University football team last fall.

The team's top pass-coverage defender, Hannah-White also made a name for himself returning punts, leading all NAIA schools in average per return heading into the final week of the regular season. In his first season as a Bee, he ended up averaging 21.5 yards per punt return.

That helped the 5-foot-10, 180-pound sophomore from Lafayette, Ind., earn College Fanz 2009 NAIA Football Second Team All-American return specialist honors, SAU officials announced Monday.

Hannah-White returned 13 punts for 279 yards, including some big ones — the best a 70-yarder for a touchdown in SAU's 66-0 win over Waldorf on Oct. 10. He also returned 19 kickoffs for 472 yards (24.8 yards per return).

As a defensive back for the 6-4 Bees, who finished 4-3 in the Mid-States Football Association Midwest League, Hannah-White broke up nine passes and was involved in 31 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss. He earned All-MSFA Midwest League second team defense honors.




















 




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