NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Senior tight end Brian Frett (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) is the latest Carleton College Knight to be voted to the D3football.com All-Region Team as he was named a third-team selection. This is the seventh consecutive season that at least one Knight was named to the All-Region squad.
Only a dozen tight ends across the country were chosen for the All-Region squads as D3football.com selects a first, second, and third team for each of the four national regions. A record 952 players were nominated nationwide.
Frett missed three games due to injury and finished the year second among Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) tight ends with 26 catches for 287 yards. He was one game shy of qualifying among conference leaders in some other statistical categories. Had he qualified, Frett’s 3.7 receptions per game would have ranked 10th among all MIAC players—including wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs—while his 11.04 yards per reception would rank 15th in the conference among the same group.
When he was not making tough catches over the middle, Frett’s blocking helped Carleton amass 1,209 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. This was only the third time in the last eight years that the Knights ran for more than 1200 yards in a season, and that touchdown total was the fifth-highest in the program’s recorded history and most since 1996.
Carleton finished the 2013 campaign with a 5-5 overall record, the Knights second season at above .500 since 1996.
The depth of talent across the MIAC is reflected in the All-Region selections. Between the first-, second-, and third-team offenses and defenses, the conference had a total of 21 All-Region players representing seven different teams.