Westmoreland County campus clippings: Derry grad earns preseason honors for W&J

Justin Huss is set for a big junior season at Washington & Jefferson.

The Derry running back and return specialist was named to the Division III Preseason Starting Lineup, which is presented by College Football America Yearbook – one of 27 NCAA Division III players to make the list.

He was picked as a kick returner.

Only Huss and Westminster sophomore defending back Brice Butler made it to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

Huss finished third in Division III in kickoff returns last season, averaging 34.6 yards per return.

He was a Hansen Ratings First Team All-American and also earned All-Region 2 Second Team honors from D3football.com. He made the All-PAC First Team.

He rushed for 254 yards on 25 carries and added 28 receptions for 245 yards and a touchdown.

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Washington and Jefferson: Jaden Datz (Southmoreland) returns for a fifth season. Datz, who enrolled in a graduate program, finished 30-6 last season. He won a PAC Championship at 174 pounds and reached the NCAA Division III Championships where he went 1-2.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill via email at bbeckner@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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