Three Camels named Academic All-PFL

Brian Stryffeler (photo by Will Bratton)
Brian Stryffeler (photo by Will Bratton)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell's Brian Stryffeler, Scott Miller and Mitchell Brown have been named Academic All-Pioneer Football League, announced today by the conference.

Stryffeler was named First Team Academic All-PFL, while Miller and Brown too Second Team accolades.

Also named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 squad, Stryffeler helped Campbell rank third in the PFL in rushing offense this season, standing 14th nationally at 208.2 yards per game. The Sanford, N.C. native, majoring in exercise and sport science, also helped the Camels rank fourth in the PFL in total offense, standing 26th among FCS competition at 408.8 yards per game. A redshirt junior offensive lineman with a 3.90 GPA, Stryffeler started 19 straight games at Campbell, earning an All-PFL honorable mention this season after taking Second Team honors in 2015.

Miller, a three-time PFL Academic Honor Roll member, ranked fifth on the team in tackles in his first season as a starter, collecting a career-high eight stops at Marist. The linebacker from Troutman, N.C. totaled six stops in an overtime win over Butler, notching tackles for loss against Bluefield, Marist, Drake and Morehead State. Majoring in exercise and sports science with a 3.44 GPA, Miller helped Campbell rank among the national leaders in third down conversion percentage defense (4th, 27%), first downs allowed (16th, 158), scoring defense (18th, 20.8), passing efficiency defense (7th, 104.02) and total defense (16th, 309.9).

Brown, a First Team Academic All-PFL member in 2015, tied for the longest field goal in the PFL this season with a 49 yard boot against Butler, a Campbell record. The junior biology major added a 44 yard field goal in a win at Chowan. Carrying a 3.70 GPA, Brown made 30-of-32 extra points on the season, and is a two-time PFL Academic Honor Roll member.

Find the entire 2016 Academic All-PFL teams here.

Four Camels, including first teamers Aaron Blockmon and Syd Holt, plus second team members Jared Joyner and Chris Beaty, were named All-PFL on Tuesday. Seven Camels were given honorable mention nods.

The conference announced its major award winners on Monday, with Stetson redshirt senior defensive back Donald Payne earning the PFL's Defensive Player of the Year for a third consecutive year.

San Diego senior running back Jonah Hodges was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year and head coach Dale Lindsey was the recipient of the league's Coach of the Year citation. In addition, Drake senior punter/kicker Josh Lee was awarded the league's Special Teams Player of the Year award.

Davidson quarterback Stockton McGuire received the league's Freshman Offensive Player of the Year and Marist defensive lineman Peter Delatour nabbed the Defensive Player of the Year honor.

Dayton redshirt senior linebacker Christopher Beaschler earned his second consecutive PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.