Penguins Land Three on MVFC All-Newcomer Squad

QB Hunter Wells was named to MVFC All-Newcomer squad.
QB Hunter Wells was named to MVFC All-Newcomer squad.

The Youngstown State football team had three players named to the All-Newcomer Team, the Missouri Valley Football Conference announced on Tuesday. QB Hunter Wells, OT Justin Spencer and CB Nate Dortch were all recognized on the all-newcomer squad.

Wells, who finished second in the voting for MVFC Freshman-of-the-Year Award, took over starting quarterback duties for the final six games of the season. Overall he played in 10 games and started seven. He completed 121-of-202 passes for 1,772 yards and 14 touchdowns. Of note, he threw a touchdown pass in the final seven games of the season. He threw for more than 200 yards on five occasions, highlighted by a 297-yard performance in his starting debut against Butler.

Wells was one of four quarterbacks to be named to the MVFC Offensive Newcomer squad.

Spencer started all 12 games at right tackle as a redshirt freshman. He was the team's offensive lineman of the game on four occasions earning the honor against Duquesne, Saint Francis (Pa.), Southern Illinois and South Dakota. He was just one three offensive lineman to make the MVFC Offensive Newcomer team.

Dortch played and started in nine games after transferring from Miami (Fla.). For the season he had 19 total tackles, including 14 solo stops and had six pass breakups. In MVFC play, had 15 total tackles, including 12 solos.