Jacks Place 15 on All-SLC Teams
Holman, Runnels and Southall receive first-team nods
FRISCO, Texas The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks placed 15 athletes on the
2006 All-Southland Conference team announced league officials Tuesday morning. Senior safety Keldrick Holman, junior running back Louie Runnels and junior quarterback Danny Southall each earned first-team recognition, while freshman fullback Leonard Lynce, sophomore linebacker Damian Perkins, sophomore offensive lineman Taylor Cobb and junior offensive lineman Brock Pasteur were named to the second team.
Southall was a preseason first-team All-SLC selection who lived up to the hype. He completed 169-of-294 (58 percent) passes for 1,877 yards and eight touchdowns. Southall was also the ¹Jacks third leading rusher carrying the ball 109 times for 418 yards and six scores. Southall led the league in total offense averaging 208.6 yards per game, and finished second in the league averaging 170.6 passing yards per game.
Runnels joined Southall on the first team after a season that saw him lead the team with 145 carries for 709 yards and six touchdowns. He was also utilized as a receiver out of the backfield, catching 18 passes for 188 yards. Runnels finished third in the league averaging 64.5 rushing yards per game. Runnels may have solidified his spot on the first team with his performance at Southeastern Louisiana. Runnels recorded 22 carries for a career-high 205 yards in the victory against the Lions.
Holman closes out his career with his second consecutive first-team honor.
Holman finished third on the team and fourth in the league with 86 tackles, including 34 solo stops. Holman was credited with six tackles for a loss and
1.5 sacks on the season. He also added to his career interception total, recording three interceptions in 2006 and placed among the league¹s top 10 in passes defended.
Offensive linemen Taylor Cobb and Brock Pasteur received second-team All-SLC recognition. Both Cobb and Pasteur were vital this season helping a young Lumberjack offensive line gel into one of the top offensive fronts in the league. The Lumberjacks led the league in rushing offense and total offense during league play, and helped produce a first-team all-conference quarterback and running back.
Lynce really came on during his rookie season to fill a void left by the injury to 2005 All-SLC fullback Michael Motte. Utilized primarily as a blocker for Runnels and Jerome Brooks, Lynce proved his talents as a receiver out of the backfield recording 10 catches for 122 yards.
Perkins really took to his new role as a sophomore. A converted tailback, Perkins made the switch to linebacker this season and was nothing short of dominant. Perkins led the league in tackles (92) and finished second in the conference with 11.5 tackles for a loss. Perkins was also credited with three sacks, two interceptions, one pass deflection, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his first season on the defensive side of the ball.
The Lumberjacks had eight players receive honorable mention honors. Those eight players include sophomore receiver Dominique Edison, senior tight end Andrew Fleck, freshmen defensive ends Timothy Knicky and Daimyeon Hoskin, junior linebacker Bug Aymond, senior defensive back/linebacker Freddie Parish, senior safety Corey Campbell and freshman return specialist Vincent Pervis.