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Football picks up All-NCCAA football awards

Football picks up All-NCCAA football awards

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The football team has been awarded several honors by NCCAA national coaches.  Greenville's selections were headlined by first team all-NCCAA defensive lineman Joey Silva and linebacker Robert Deering.

Joey Silva, a senior from Princeton, Calif., produced 15 1/2 tackles for a loss, including eight quarterback sacks.  He had 30 solo and 15 assisted tackles, two forced fumbles, and one pass break up.  A first team all-UMAC honoree, Silva ranked in the top 40 nationally for sacks and tackles for a loss per game.

Robert Deering, a senior from Osceola, Ind., led Greenville with 65 solo tackles and 55 assisted tackles.  Sixteen and one-half tackles were for a loss of yards, and he had four quarterback sacks.  He recorded a rank of eighth in the NCAA for total tackles, 15th in solo tackles, and 28th in tackles for a loss in gaining a first team all-UMAC award.

Andres Flores, a junior offensive lineman from Stockton, Calif., gained second team all-NCCAA honors.  He was the top offensive lineman on a squad that ran for 250 yards per game.  He was a first team all-UMAC selection.

Junior defensive back Nicholas Morrow from Huntsville, Ala., gained first team all-UMAC honors en route to a second team all-NCCAA award.  He had 48 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for a loss of yards, and one quarterback sack.  He also gained two interceptions, five pass break ups, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles, and a blocked kick.

The Panthers concluded 2015 with a 3-7 record.

This story was published on December 07, 2015

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