Dennis, a senior linebacker from Rahway, N.J. and 2012 All-CAA first team selection, became the first Black Bear since former NFL standout Stephen Cooper to lead the team in tackles for three seasons after making 86 stops this season. His 86 tackles put him fourth in the CAA, and added 3.0 tackles-for-loss and a pair of pass break-ups along with two fumble recoveries.
Howley, a senior offensive lineman from Runnemede, N.J. and 2011 and 2012 All-CAA first team selection, helped anchor a line that gave up the third-least sacks in the CAA. The line also paved the way for a top-10 rusher (Rickey Stevens, 819 yards) and a quarterback in Marcus Wasilewski who ranked second in the conference with 214.9 yards through the air per game.
Howley also recently competed at the FCS Senior Scout Bowl All-Star game in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
James, a cornerback from Mt. Vernon, N.Y., had a fantastic senior season. He made 44 tackles with five pass break-ups and an interception while also notching a forced fumble and fumble recovery.