The accolades for the 2018 SEMO Football team continue to pour in on the heels of a historic season for the Redhawks.
This week, the Associated Press announced that three Redhawks earned All-American honors. Linebacker Zach Hall earned First Team All-America Honors, while running back Marquis Terry and offensive tackle Drew Forbes earned second team recognition. It is the first time in school history that three SEMO Football athletes earn Associated Press All-America honors in the same season.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Hall is just the fifth First-Team Associated Press FCS All-American in school history. In addition, he is one of three finalists for this year's Buck Buchanan Award for the National Defensive Player of the Year. He was the Ohio Valley Conference's Defensive Player of the Year, and he led the OVC and ranked second in the FCS in tackles.
In addition to the student-athlete recognition this year, head football coach Tom Matukewicz finished tied for ninth in the overall voting for the 2018 STATS Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award.
Matukewicz tallied 98 points and a pair of first-place nods in the overall voting by a national panel. Matukewicz, the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year, guided SEMO to only its second playoff berth and first playoff win in school history this year.
Matukewicz and the Redhawks coaching staff have been hard at work on the recruiting trail ever since their season came to an end in the second round of the playoffs. The early signing period for football will open next Wednesday, December 19, which will be the first opportunity for student-athletes to officially sign to join the Redhawks Football program.
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