2023 Shore Sports Network Football Defensive Player of the Year: Red Bank Catholic’s Davin Brewton
As the fiery presence on one of the state’s best defenses, Red Bank Catholic senior linebacker Davin Brewton was determined to end this season with the Caseys on top.
He helped deliver a 10-1 season, a second straight American Division title, and most importantly, a revenge win over DePaul for the Non-Public B title after the Caseys fell short last season.
The 2023 Shore Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year is a two-time, first-team SSN All-Shore selection who finished second in the Shore Conference with 132 tackles along with 16 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a fumble return for a touchdown, two interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown.
The Pittsburgh recruit also stepped up in RBC’s biggest match-ups to help them end the season on a 10-game winning streak. The Caseys finished sixth in the Shore with 13.1 points allowed against one of the state’s toughest schedules, including 10.8 against Shore Conference opponents.
He had 16 tackles and a sack against the state’s No. 1 team, Bergen Catholic, 10 tackles and a pick-six against Group 2 finalist Rumson-Fair Haven, 13 tackles in a win over Group 5 champion Toms River North, 14 tackles and a sack in a win over second-ranked Donovan Catholic, and nine tackles in the state final against DePaul.
The senior standout was also named Tri-Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches in the loaded American Division.