Five Football Players Tabbed All-Conference

Five Football Players Tabbed All-Conference

SAA Release | 2019 SAA Football All-Conference Awards

ATLANTA - Announced on Monday morning by the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), five Sewanee student-athletes were selected to the postseason All-Conference Team.

Wesley Porter was selected to the Second Team Defense, while Alex Coffield and Daniel May were listed as an Honorable Mention Defense. On the offensive side of the ball, Justin Pignocco and Cyrus McCullough were chosen as Offensive Honorable Mention.

Porter, after earning back-to-back Honorable Mention selections, collects his first Second Team recognition. The Salisbury, N.C. native finished in a tie for eighth in the conference with a career-high 68 tackles, 49 of those solo stops. Against Rhodes on Sept. 28, Porter also recorded a field goal block.

Additionally, the junior finished second in the league in four interceptions. He posted two of his four picks against Birmingham-Southern, including a 58-yard pick-six. Because of his efforts, the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) named him the College Football Defensive Player of the Week.

Coffield collects his first All-Conference recognition. The Paris, Tenn. native led all freshmen in tackles with 85 with 42 solo stops. Averaging 8.5 tackles per game, Coffield had seven tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. Additionally, he forced three fumbles.

Against Millsaps, Coffield recorded a season-high 15 tackles and three for a loss.

May is recognized with his first All-Conference selection as a freshman. The Scituate, Mass. native finished his first year leading the conference with five interceptions, totaling 63 yards. In his last two games of the season, May picked off the opposing quarterback three times, including twice against Hendrix.

Additionally, he recorded 48 tackles, 35 solo stops, as a defensive back.

Pignocco earns his first All-Conference recognition. Playing multiple positions on the offensive line, the Olive Branch, Miss. native played and started in all 10 games for Sewanee this season.

The offensive line helped Sewanee to eight fumble recoveries, second in the league, and 10 interceptions, third in the SAA.

McCullough collects his first All-SAA honor in his three-year career. The Dallas, Texas native caught 48 catches for 568 yards, both team-highs. Finishing in seventh in the SAA in receiving yards, the junior recorded four receiving touchdowns.

On returns, McCullough posted 25 kickoff returns for 452 yards, averaging 18.1 yards per return.

As college football is celebrating their 150th season, the Sewanee football program wrapped up its 125th season of football on the Cumberland Plateau in 2019.

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