More Eagles Earn All-America Honors
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Associated Press and Sports Network released their All-America Teams which included four different members of the Georgia Southern Football Team. Brett Moore, Brent Russell, Laron Scott and Adrian Mora were all honored by the Sports Network while the AP, who does not release a specialist team, named Moore and Russell All-Americans.
Moore was selected to both the AP's and the Sports Network's first teams as an offensive lineman. The Warner Robins, Ga., native finished the regular season with 44 knockdowns and posted a season-high 11 knockdowns against Western Carolina. He was also picked by the AFCA as one of their FCS All-Americans.
A disruptive force in the middle of Georgia Southern's defense, Russell was a first-team member of the Sports Network's All-America defensive line and a second-team defensive linemen by the AP. The Comer, Ga., native ranks among the SoCon leaders with 6.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss and is the only defensive tackle in the top-4 of those categories. The junior defensive tackle picked up his 20th career sack against Old Dominion, passing 2001 SoCon Defensive Player of the Year, Freddy Pesqueira, for fifth place in school history.
A game changer in the special teams and the school's leader in career kick return yardage, Scott was named a second-team All-America by the Sports Network as a kick returner. The Warner Robins, Ga., native ranks second in the FCS with 30.6 yards per return and scored two touchdowns this season.
The FCS record holder for consecutive extra points, Mora notched 151-straight extra points to start his career and was named a third team All-America by the Sports Network. The Dalton, Ga., native also holds the Georgia Southern career field goal record and stands fifth on the school's all-time scoring list. The place kicker finished the year 12-of-14 in field goals and 62-for-64 on extra point.
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- Category: Football
- Published on Friday, 23 December 2011 01:06