Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cannon Leads Six Greyhounds on Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 4 Team

PORTALES, N.M. — Junior place kicker Taylor Cannon (Los Lunas, N.M./Los Lunas HS) earned Second Team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region Four, for his outstanding performance during the 2010 season. Earning spots on the third team were Jessie Poku (Sr., WR, Murphy, Richardson HS), T.J. Cleavinger (Sr., Garland, Texas/Naaman Forest High School), Adam Robinson (Jr., OT, Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock Cooper HS), Nathan Uland (Sr., LB, Denton, Texas/Ryan HS) and Tillman Stevens (Sr., DB, Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS).

Cannon finished 40th in the nation and third in the Lone Star Conference with 7.64 points per game. He also finished third in the LSC with a 40.6-yard average on his 11 punts, with a long kick of 62 yards in a win at Tarleton State. Cannon reached double digits in scoring three times, with 14-point performances against Texas A&M-Commerce and Northeastern State.

Poku shattered nearly every Greyhound receiving record and finished 11th in the country and first in the LSC North, with 7.8 receptions per game during his senior season. Poku set career-highs, with 86 receptions for 932 yards and 11 touchdowns. He will be playing in the Cactus Bowl, in Kingsville, Texas, on January 7.

Cleavinger and Robinson have beet mainstays on the Greyhound offensive line during the transition to the spread offense over the last three seasons. The duo paved the way for the 19th-ranked total offensive unit in the nation, which also ranked 26th in scoring. Eastern led the LSC North in total offense, scoring and passing offense.

Uland tied for 28th in the nation and third in the LSC in tackles. He reached double figures in tackles against Midwestern State, East Central, Abilene Christian and Northeastern State. Uland also registered an interception in a win over Southern Nazarene.

Stevens led the Lone Star Conference and finished tied for seventh in the nation, with 11.1 tackles per game. He also tied for the conference lead and 11th in the country with six interceptions, including one, which he returned 62 yards for a score against Central Oklahoma.

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