CLEVELAND, OHIO — Three members of the Hiram College football team have been selected to the 2011 All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams for their individual efforts this season. Senior offensive lineman Vincent Grandillo (Tiffin/Calvert) and senior linebackers Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) and Jon Hull (Buford, Ga./Mill Creek) were tabbed honorable mention. [2011 All-NCAC Teams]
Grandillo helped lead the offensive line that allowed the Terriers total 2,707 yards of offense, including 1,244 yards on the ground and 1,463 yards passing. Hiram rushed for over 100 yards in six games this season, including a season-best 252 yards in a 16-13 win against Kenyon College. The Terriers also posted their single-game best offensive output in that game with 427 total yards (252 rushing and 175 passing). In addition, the Hiram offense recorded one single-season record in 2011 with the fewest sacks allowed with nine.
For his career, Grandillo played his first two seasons on the defensive line before moving to offensive line as a junior. In his first season on the “O-Line,” Grandillo helped the Terriers record 2,932 yards of total offense (690 rushing and 2,242 passing) and post single-season records in passing first downs (108), pass attempts (418) and completions (255).
Dickerhoof earns All-Conference honors for the second time in his career with back-to-back honorable mention accolades. As a senior, Dickerhoof led the team in tackles with 111 and was tied for second in the NCAC. He currently ranks in a tie for 18th in NCAA Division III in tackles and recorded eight games this season with 10 or more tackles. He also had 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 quarteback sacks. Dickerhoof led the team, and the conference, in fumble recoveries with four and had two forced fumbles. His four fumble recoveries ranked in a tie for second most in the nation.
For his career, Dickerhoof made 279 tackles (146 solo and 133 assists) in 38 games, including 16 games of 10 or more tackles. He also had 14.5 tackles for loss with six sacks. In addition, Dickerhoof tallied four forced fumbles in his career to go along with seven fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
Hull ends his four-year career as a three-time All-NCAC pick. This season, Hull finished second on the team, and fifth in the conference, in tackles with 101 (38 solo and 63 assists). His 101 total tackles ranked in a tie for 48th overall in NCAA Division III. He posted five games of 10 or more tackles, including a career-high 20 stops against Carnegie (Pa.) Mellon University on Oct. 1. Hull was also third on the team in tackles for loss (6.5) and second in sacks (four). He was tied for the team-lead in forced fumbles with three to go along with two fumble recoveries.
In 37 career games, Hull made an impressive 329 tackles (116 solo and 213 assists) and averaged 8.9 tackles per game. He also had 17 tackles for loss with six sacks. Hull posted 17 career games with 10 or more tackles as well as six forced fumbles and had seven fumble recoveries. In addition, he had one career interception and scored one touchdown as a junior on a fumble return.