FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2016
MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 continued formally honoring its Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Thursday, concluding with the three student-athletes within the distinguished club this week. The final student-athlete to be honored was former Bentley football standout Mackenzy Bernadeau.
Bernadeau was one of the most decorated offensive linemen ever to play in the NE-10. He was a three-time first team all-conference selection and twice was named first team all-region.
In 2007, he was selected as an AFCA All-American after finishing his career having started each of the 37 games that he dressed in a Bentley uniform.
Following his time in Waltham, Bernadeau was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 7th Round of the 2008 draft, and he recently completed his 8th season in the NFL. Only 11 active 7th round selections have ever played in more games in their careers.
The newest members of the NE-10 Hall of Fame were honored at the conference’s annual banquet, which was held on June 6.
- Bernadeau, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March, began his NFL career with Carolina before spending the last four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys
- Bernadeau was named NE-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2006 and 2007, the first of three players to ever win the award more than once
- Over his eight seasons in the NFL, Bernadeau has played in 111 games and has started in 49 contests
- During the 2012 season, the former Falcon started in all 16 games for the Cowboys, and he has appeared in all 16 games in six of his last seven seasons
ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.