KUTZTOWN | Kutztown University football players Tajier Jefferson and Ahkee Cox-Cowan earned their first career All-Region honors on Friday. The duo was named to the D2CCA All-Super Region I Second Team, as voted on by the region’s sports information directors.
Jefferson earned Second Team honors as a linebacker in his redshirt-junior season. He is a three-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) selection, including First Team honors in 2017. He collected a team-high 86 tackles, 12.5 of which went for loss, with two interceptions and four forced fumbles (4th in
PSAC). In Kutztown’s game vs. Assumption on Sept. 2, the Queen of Peace-prep racked up a career-high 15 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception.
Headed into his senior campaign, the East Orange, N.J.-native has amassed 236 tackles and 37.5 TFLs with 7.5 sacks, starting in 30 consecutive games.
Cox-Cowan earned Second Team All-Region honors as a sophomore cornerback. The Harrisburg-native broke up a school-record 17 passes and had three interceptions. His school-record 20 passes defended (BO+INT) ranked second in the PSAC and third in Division II at 1.8 per game. He was also named All-PSAC East First Team earlier this month.
Through two years at Kutztown, Cox-Cowan ranks sixth in school history with 24 career breakups and eighth with 30 passes defended.
Collectively, the defensive unit had 18 combined interceptions, limiting opposing quarterbacks to 5.8 yards per completion and 198.5 passing yards per game.
Kutztown went 8-3 and finished third in the PSAC East with a 5-2 divisional record – the program’s fourth-straight winning season under head coach Jim Clements.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.