CHERRY HILL, N.J. - For the second consecutive season a member of the Wesley College Football team has been selected as the Brooks Irvine Club Division III Player of the Year. Wolverines wide receiver Bryce Shade earned the honor after an outstanding senior year helping the team to its 12th straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Shade becomes the second straight Wolverine to earn the honor, following Wesley alum Joe Callahan who was selected last season. Shade finished the year with 63 catches for 1,058 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns. The wide receiver also ran for a touchdown, gaining 117 yards on 21 carries this season. Shade finishes his career ranked second in career receiving yards in Wesley history with a 3,342 receiving total.
Shade also contributed on special teams for the Wolverines, returning 24 punts for 164 yards. He averaged a total of 112.0 all-purpose yards per game, recording 1,344 all-purpose yards on the season.
The Wesley College wide receiver will be honored at the Brooks-Irvine Football Club Year-end Banquet on December 12 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Organized on November 28, 1945, the Phillips R. Brooks Memorial Football Club was formed to perpetuate the memory of the late Phillips R. Brooks (4/1/1895 - 1/12/1945), Camden High School Athletic Director. On the passing of Howard T. Irvine (7/29/1897-11/25/1948), Collingswood High School Athletic Director, it was unanimously voted to change the name of the organization to the Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club of South Jersey. This was done in recognition of the fact that both men exhibited positive character traits and instilled those traits in the youth of South Jersey with whom they were associated.