Coury, Coyne and Williams Named 2022 D3football.com All-Region 2 Team
(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) – Junior linebacker Robert Coury (Phillipsburg N.J./Phillipsburg), senior defensive end Ben Coyne (McDonald, Pa./South Fayette) and junior defensive back Adrian Williams (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were all honored on the D3football.com All-Region 2 team.
Coury landed a spot on the first team with Coyne being named to the second team and Williams to the third team. It marks the ninth straight season the Tartans have had at least one player receive All-Region accolade and the second straight to have three named. All three were first team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) selections this season while Coury was honored a year ago on the all-region third team.
The Tartans led the PAC at the conclusion of the regular season in scoring defense for the second straight season allowing 10.9 points per game, rushing defense giving up 74.9 yards per contest, turnovers gained with 29, passes intercepted with 20, turnover margin at 2.10 and tackles for loss with 9.0 per contest. The Cardinal and Gray ranked third nationally in turnover margin, fourth in tackles for loss and passes intercepted, fifth in turnovers gained, 13th in scoring defense and 22nd in rushing defense.
Coury led the team in tackles (99) and tackles for a loss (18.0) while ranking second with 8.5 sacks. He ranked second in the PAC in tackles for loss, third in total tackles and fifth in sacks. Coury's 18.0 tackles for loss ranked 26th in Division III. The junior also forced a fumble and recorded four pass breakups this season.
Coyne ended the regular season second in the PAC with 9.5 sacks for a loss of 54 yards. He also tabbed a total of 13.5 tackles for loss of 61 yards which ranked fifth best in the league. The senior recorded 50 total tackles, 25 solo, and recorded his first two interceptions of his career, forced a fumble and recovering another.
Williams leads the Tartans with 18 passes defended, 52 solo tackles and five interceptions. His passes defended and solo tackles were tops in the PAC while ranking third in interceptions. His 18 passes defended ranked fifth best nationally. He was the Tartans third leading tackler with 76 total.