Posted: Nov 24, 2014
BEREA, Ohio -- Five Baldwin Wallace University football student-athletes, senior defensive end Luke Riemenschneider (Rocky River), senior linebacker Dan O'Brien (Warren/ Howland), senior wide receiver/return specialist Kyle Dunne (Rocky River), senior offensive tackle Sean Hemlick (Uniontown/ Lake) and senior cornerback Nelson Candelario (Cape Coral, Fla./ Island Coast), were named to the 2014 All-Ohio Athletic Conference football team.
Riemenschneider was a first-team selection, O'Brien and Dunne made the second-team and Hemlick and Candelario were honorable mention selections.
Riemenschneider, a 2014 team captain, advanced from being a second-team pick a year ago to the first team this season. The three-time OAC Defensive Player of the Week was third on the team and first among linemen with 61 tackles. He also had a team-high 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks. He also forced one fumble, recovered three others, forced five hurried passes, broke up one and intercepted another that he returned 26 yards for the game winning touchdown at Marietta. One of his three fumble recoveries was returned for a TD. His 138 fumble return yards set a schol single-season record. Riemenschneider ended his career with 124 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 20 total QB sacks.
O'Brien made the All-OAC second-team for the second straight year. Her is a two-time All-OAC, two-time Academic All-OAC and two-time CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 7 student who is currently listed on the CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America national ballot. A 3.803 grade average student in neuroscience and biology, O'Brien also was a team captain, a two-time OAC Defensive Player of the Week and this year's Dick Miller Family& Community Day Player of the Game versus Bluffton University. This season, he led the team in total tackles with 75, including 4.5 loss and a safety. O'Brien ended his career with 155 tackles, including 11 for loss.
Dunne had his best season as a collegian. He led the team with 44 catches for 591 yards and seven touchdowns, completed his only pass for a 65-yard TD, led the OAC in punt returns with a 16.9-yard average in 17 attempts and returned a kickoff 24 yards. Dunne ended his career with 51 catches for 692 yards and eight TD's and with 1,087 career all-purpose yards and nine TD's.
Hemlick was a force on the BW offensive line for four years. The three-year starter helped BW compile a 26-14 record with a .650 winning percentage. He was a key member of an offensive line that helped BW to average 27.7 points and 370 yards of offense per game during his career.
Candelario was a key member of the Yellow Jacket secondary for three seasons. The two-year starter had a career-high 36 tackles, including 1.5 for loss this season. He also had one forced fumble, one recovered fumble and team-leading totals of three interceptions and 10 total pass breakups. During his career, Candelario had 81 tackles, four interceptions, including one he returned 89 yards for a TD as a junior, and 21 pass breakups. As a junior, he was the Dick Miller Family & Community Day Player of the Game versus John Carroll University.