Harding's Romo Westbrook earns Don Hansen Honorable Mention All-America

SEARCY (HardingSports.com) - Harding junior fullback Romo Westbrook received honorable mention honors Tuesday on the 2013 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team. It was the second All-America team listing Westbrook among its honorees. He was also named 2nd Team All-America by Beyond Sports Network.

It is the second straight season Westbrook was on the Don Hansen honorable mention All-America list.

Westbrook, a 5-foot-9, 200-pound junior from Marion, Ark., earned 1st Team All-Great American Conference honors after rushing for a conference-best 1,123 yards. It was the fourth-most rushing yards ever by a Harding player in a single season. Westbrook also tied for the team lead with 12 rushing touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards in a game five times, including four straight.

The Don Hansen Division II All-America Team carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.

The Don Hansen Football Committee selected All-Super Region teams in December and early January, with the first-team and second-team All-Super Region players advancing to the national ballot.

A total of 168 players earned some form of Don Hansen All-America honors. Players from 78 of the 166 football-playing schools in Division II earned Don Hansen All-America accolades. National Champion NW Missouri State had seven honorees, including four first-team players.