Full D3football.com All-South Region Team
Case Western Reserve University junior wide receiver Colt Morgan was named to the D3football.com All-South Region First Team, while senior defensive end Cameron Brown and senior safety Patrick Crossey were each named to the Second Team.
This was the second-straight year that both Morgan and Brown have been named to the All-Region team. Morgan was a second team selection in 2018, while Brown earned a spot on the first team last year, as the duo became the eighth and ninth players in program history to be named to the D3football.com All-Region team multiple times over a career. Crossey claimed the All-Region honor for the first time over his career.
Morgan, the first Spartan wide receiver ever to be named to the D3football.com All-Region First Team, finished the 2019 season with a program record 1,186 receiving yards, while his 89 receptions and 15 touchdowns each ranked as the second-highest single-season totals ever by a Spartan. He was named to the All-Presidents' Athletic Conference First Team for the second-straight year this season, after leading the conference in receptions per game (9.1, ninth in DIII), and receiving touchdowns (12th in DIII) and ranking second in the league in receiving yards 15th in DIII. Morgan had 10 or more receptions in a game on three occasions and registered 100 or more receiving yards eight times, including a 14-catch, 175-yard effort with a pair of touchdowns against Union in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs. He was selected as the PAC Offensive Player of the Week once and the UAA Athlete of the Week three times during the year.
Morgan is one of three CWRU receivers to be named to the All-Region Team along with Zach Homyk (2010 third team) and Joe Brenner (2006 second team), and the only one to receive multiple career all-region selections.
Brown was named the PAC's Most Valuable Defensive Player in 2019, becoming the first player in league history to earn the award twice. He was named to the All-PAC First team for the third-straight year in 2019, and joined former Spartan center Gage Blair and wide receiver Tom Coniglio as the only three players in program history to be named to the All-PAC team four times over a career. The team co-captain ended the year with 49 tackles (29 solo) including 18.5 for a loss and 10.5 sacks. He also forced six fumbles during the year, while breaking up two passes and recovering a fumble. Brown currently ranks fourth among Division III players this season in forced fumbles, 18th in sacks and 29th in tackles for a loss. He was selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week on October 8th, and named the PAC Player of the Week twice and the UAA Athlete of the Week once during the 2019 campaign. Brown ended his career as the program's all-time leader with 34.5 sacks.
Brown joins former Spartan Brian Calderone (2006 third team and 2007 second team) as the only other Spartan defensive end to earn multiple D3football.com All-Region honors for a career, and is one of three CWRU defensive ends overall to earn the honor, along with Calderone and Adam Watson (2012 third team).
Crossey, a team co-captain, was named to the All-PAC First Team for the second-straight season in 2019, and earned his third straight berth overall to an All-PAC team (one of just seven CWRU players to earn three or more All-PAC honors over a career). He led all Spartan players in 2019 with 80 total tackles and 49 solo stops, while adding 2.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions and one pass breakup. Crossey completed his career ranked 10th in program history with 294 career tackles, and ninth with 24 passes defended and eight interceptions.
Crossey is the third safety in program history to earn All-Region honors, joining former Spartans Dan Tiemeier (2005 third team, 2006 second team and 2007 second team) and Dan Calabrese (2011 third team).
The teams, selected in balloting by South Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 246 nominations by Division III member schools. A total of 75 players were chosen. Players nominated for All-Region are eligible to be considered for D3football.com All-America honors, which will be announced the evening of Dec. 20, in D3football.com's pregame coverage for Stagg Bowl XLVII.
Case Western Reserve finished the season with a 9-2 overall record, winning the PAC Title for the second time in the last three years and claiming the first outright league title in program history. CWRU made the fifth NCAA Postseason appearance in program history in 2019.