Hope College football player Justin Fairfield has been named to the D3football.com All-North Region First Team for the 2017 season.
The senior from North Muskegon, Michigan (North Muskegon HS) is one of two offensive
guards to claim first-team recognition and 13 first-team selections overall.
This is Fairfield’s second consecutive all-region honor. He was Honorable Mention All-America as a junior and a Preseason All-American as a senior.
The teams, selected in balloting by North Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, were chosen from 217 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. 15, in D3football.com’s pregame coverage for Stagg Bowl XLV.
Last month, Fairfield was chosen an All-MIAA First Team offensive lineman for the
second consecutive season. He played an integral part of an offense that placed second
in the MIAA with 1,510 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns in league games.
The Flying Dutchmen, who posted an 8-2 record on the season, topped the MIAA in red-zone scoring in league play with 21 touchdowns in 30 attempts.
Fairfield also handled long-snapping duties for Hope.
"Justin has been the best offensive lineman on the field in each of our 10 games," head coach Peter Stuursma said. “He is a high-motor guy with an incredible knack for gaining leverage on opponents.”