HAMMOND, Louisiana – Seven student-athletes, a league top, represented the University of Southeast Louisiana football program on the 2021 Southland Conference varsity football team, which was released by the bureau on Tuesday. of the league.
junior running back Taron jones, senior offensive lineman Rendon Miles-Character, second-year offensive lineman John allen, second-year kicker Mateo rengifo, senior linebacker Alexis ramos, defensive back in second year Justin dumas and senior defensive back Matt wright represented the SLU All-Academic contingent.
SLU led Southland with seven caps, followed by UIW with six winners. McNeese and Northwestern State won four places on the team, followed by HBU (three) and Nicholls (two).
Jones was named to Southland’s All-Academic squad for the third time in his career, while Miles-Character and Wright were both repeat selections.
Jones, who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.29 as a major in finance, won the second All-Southland Conference team last fall. The Mandeville, Louisiana native finished the season with 387 rushing yards and six touchdowns, while recording 44 passes for 401 yards and a pair of scores.
Miles-Character right tackle and left guard Allen were key cogs in an offensive line that paved the way for an SLU offense that led FCS in offense (45.1 ppg) , percentage of completion (72.8) and first tries (376), while ranking among the top five nationals in percentage of third-down conversion (52.1, 2sd), fourth-down conversion percentage (70.0, 5e), exceeding violation (407.2 ypg, 2sd), passage efficiency (173,35,2sd) and total offense (551.8 ypg, 2sd).
Miles-Character, a general studies student from New Orleans with a 3.08 GPA, took home All-Southland First Team honors, while Allen, who is from Jackson, Mississippi and with a grade point average cumulative of 3.12 in general studies, was a second-team All-Selection South.
Rengifo, a general studies major with a cumulative GPA of 3.66, won the All-Southland Honorable Mention and CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team earlier this playoff. The Lawrenceville, Ga. Native has made 10 of 15 field goal attempts and finished with 102 points this season.
Ramos, a criminal justice student who has a 3.13 GPA, was an All-Southland first-team pick in his last season with the Lions. The Salinas, Calif. Product led the team in tackles (78) for the third consecutive season.
A pair of secondary members from the Southeast round out the All-Academic winners from the Southeast. Dumas, a native of LaPlace, Louisiana, with a 3.44 GPA in kinesiology, was honored after hitting two assists – including a 52-yard pick in a 51-14 victory at Northwestern State.
Wright, who had a 4.0 GPA as a graduate student in business administration, was part of the first team at CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 this fall. The Austin, Texas native finished his final season with 34 tackles.
All-American Consensus defensive end Isaiah Chambers of McNeese was named the league’s student-athlete of the year. To be eligible for inclusion in the Southland All-Academic Team, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have completed at least one full year at their nominating institution, and be a key contributor appearing in 50 percent of the team’s matches. The All-Academic team was selected by the conference head coaches, sports information directors and academic advisors.
SLU will open spring training on March 8. The Lions will open the 2022 season at UL Lafayette on September 3.
Southland 2021 Conference varsity football team
Student-athlete of the year: Isaiah Chambers, McNeese
Pos. – Name – School – Hometown – Cl. – GPA – Major
QB – Cody Orgeron – McNeese – Mandeville, Louisiana – Gr. – 4.00 – Health Promotion
RB – Taron jones – Southeastenr – Mandeveille, Louisiana – Jr. – 3.29 – Finances
RB – Tyrese Brown – UIW – Madisonville, Texas – Jr. – 3.34 – Business Administration
TE – David Fitzwater – Northwestern State – Shreveport, Louisiana – Gr. – 3.85 – Biology
WR – Robert Ferrel – UIW – Sparks, Nevada – Gr. – 3.07 – Psychology
WR – Gavin Landry – Northwestern State – White Castle, Louisiana – Gr. – 3.94 – Business Management
WR – Tyson Thompson – HBU – Spring, Texas – So. – 3.15 – Finances
OL – John allen – Southeast – Jackson, Miss. – So. – 3.12 – General studies
OL – Rendon Miles-Character – Southeast – New Orleans, Louisiana – Sr. – 3.08 – General Studies
OL – Calvin Barkat – McNeese – Sachse, Texas – Jr. – 3.50 – Pre-chiropractic medicine
OL – Reid Francis – UIW – College Station, Texas – Sr. – 4.00 – Engineering Management
OL – Nash Jones – UIW – Nacogdoches, Texas – Jr. – 3.47 – Liberal Studies
PACKAGE – Mateo rengifo – Southeast – Lawrenceville, Georgia – So. – 3.66 – General studies
P – Keven Nguyen – UIW – Rohnert Park, California – Gr. – 3.63 – Sociology
DL – Zack Bernard – Nicholls – Mandeville, Louisiana – So. – 3.50 – Biology / Pre-Med
DL – Isaiah Chambers – McNeese – Houston, Texas – Gr. – 4.00 – Criminal Justice
DL – Perry Ganci – Nicholls – New Orleans, Louisiana – Jr. – 3.29 – Business Administration
DL – Cameron Preston – UIW – Crowley, Texas – Gr. – 3.02 – Kinesiology
KG – Alexis ramos – Southeast – Salinas, California – Sr. – 3.13 – Criminal Justice
LB – Kordell Williams – McNeese – Carencro, Louisiana – Sr. – 3.00 – Criminal Justice
LB – Brennan Young – HBU – Spring, Texas – Sr. – 3.70 – Marketing
DB – Justin dumas – Southeast – LaPlace, La. – So. – 3.44 – Kinesiology
DB – Matt wright – Southeast – Austin, Texas – Sr. – 4.00 – Business Administration
DB – Shemar Bartholomew – Northwestern State – New Orleans, Louisiana – Sr. – 3.03 – Health and Physical Sciences
DB – Donovan Duvernay – Northwestern State – Garland, Texas – Gr. – 3.67 – Higher Education
DB – Coi Miller – HBU – Fort Worth, Texas – Sr. – 3.38 – Business Administration
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