Weevil’s Football Lands Three On All-GAC Teams

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RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas – University of Arkansas-Monticello’s football players Mike Early, Cody Bordelon and Keith Reynolds were recognized as All-Great American Conference selections, announced Tuesday by the league office.

Early has earned All-GAC First Team honors as a cornerback and second team honors as a return specialist. Bordelon and Reynolds each earned a spot on the All-GAC Honorable Mention squad.

tv Sports reflection 10dbEarly earns his second straight All-GAC award after being honored as an honorable mention following the 2013 season. The senior from Denham Springs, Louisiana native ranked second in the GAC this season in passes defended with 12. He had four interceptions for a combined total of 111 return yards, including one return for a touchdown. He had two interceptions for 68 yards and a touchdown against Southwestern Oklahoma State at home and two interceptions for 43 yards against Southern Nazarene on the road.

In addition to his defensive numbers, Early finished the regular season ranked first in the conference and 25th in the nation in kickoff return yards. He totaled 12 returns for 322 yards, averaging out to 28.6 yards per attempt. He took two kickoff returns to the end zone in the season opener against East Central, and is just one of only 10 players in the nation to have more than one kickoff return for a score.

Early was a two-time GAC player of the week this season, once for special teams and once for defense. He also was named D2Football.com National Special Teams Player of the Week for his two returns for touchdowns against ECU.

In only eight games this season, Bordelon led UAM in receiving with a final tally of 39 receptions for 591 yards and six touchdowns. The junior from Keithville, Louisiana native had three games with at least 100 yards, including his career-high of 163 yards on just seven catches in last Saturday’s season finale against Southern Arkansas. He finished the regular season ranked fifth in the GAC In receptions per game and third in yards per game.

For the second straight year, Reynolds led the Weevils in tackles and ranked 17th in the GAC with a total of 65 for an average of 6.5 per game. The senior from Memphis, Tennessee posted at least five tackles in six games this year, including his season-best of 15 tackles in last Saturday’s season finale against SAU.

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