Southwestern's Broussard, Trinity's Packard Named D3football.com All-Americans

Pictures courtesy of Southwestern University and Trinity University
Pictures courtesy of Southwestern University and Trinity University

Parts of the this story courtesy of Southwestern University and Trinity University Sports Information

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Southwestern University's Justin Broussard and Trinity University's Luke Packard each earned D3football.com All-American honors Friday.

Broussard earned a second team nod, while Packard was named to the third team.

Broussard, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound defensive end, also was named to a Cliff Harris Award finalist earlier in the day. The Beaumont, Texas native collected second-team All-South Region honors from D3football.com and was tabbed SCAC Defensive Player of the Year. He capped off his career as a four-time, first-team all-league honoree.

Broussard tallied 60 total tackles, including 20.5 for loss and 15.5 sacks in 2016. He finished his career with 37 sacks, which is tied for second all-time in SCAC history. Broussard also set the conference's single-game mark with 5.5 sacks at Trinity on October 15.

Packard, a 6-foot-3, 243-pound defensive end, has amassed numerous national honors. He was previously nominated for the prestigious Cliff Harris Award. Packard also was tabbed for the D3football.com All-South Region Second Team. Earlier, Packard became a three-time member of the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team.

During the Tigers 2016 campaign, Packard established himself as Trinity's all-time sacks leader, with 27 chalked up in his career. Packard also set a school single-season mark of 16.5 QB sacks. As of the end of the regular season, Packard was ranked second in the NCAA Division III in tackles for a loss, and in sacks/game, and led all DIII players in total sacks.

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