The football team led the way with 12 graduates.
No. 7 - Opportunistic Defense
The Golden Eagles had four players each on both the first and second teams.
Southern Miss vs. Houston, Saturday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. CT, ABC
Golden Eagles grab their first C-USA Eastern Division title since 2006
The Golden Eagles capture their fifth C-USA football championship.
Southern Miss seized control of C-USA's East Division with its seventh straight win.
2010 (Jr.): Started every game in the defensive backfield ... Registered 60 tackles (46 solos) and had six games in which he had six or more tackles and had at least two in all 12 ... Notched season-high eight tackles against UAB (10/30) and Houston (11/20) ... Tallied 4.0 tackles for loss for seven yards, including two against UAB ... Had lone interception against Houston for 18-yard return ... In on three pass breakups ... 2009 (So.): Played in 10 games during season ... Recorded 15 total tackles (four unassisted and 11 assisted) ... Had season-high four stops versus Houston (10/31) and three against Tulsa (11/21) and East Carolina (11/28) ... 2008 (Fr.): Played in eight games, earning his first career and only start of the season coming at Rice (10/18) ... Recorded nine tackles on the season including five solos ... Had one sack for minus five yards at Auburn (9/6) ... Had a career-high four tackles at Rice ... Notched two quarterback hurries at Auburn ... Recorded two pass breakups on the season, one at UCF (11/8) and one at SMU (11/29) ... Awarded Athletic Director Honor Roll for the fall semester as well as the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Prep: A two-way player for coach John Perry at Kosciusko High School ... Tallied 31 tackles and three interceptions as a defensive back and had 1,890 yards of total offense with 11 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing scores ... A first team All-State selection by the Clarion-Ledger at defensive back and a first team pick by the Mississippi Association of Coaches at cornerback ... An All-Region 4-4A pick three times ... Captured his team's Offensive Player of the Year three times, along with being tabbed top Defensive Player and team Most Valuable Player once each ... A three-star player and No. 13 rated player in the state by Rivals.com, also is the No. 43 player nationally as an athlete ... Rated No. 63 as a safety by Scout.com ... Tallied over 2,000 yards of total offense as a junior ... Named to Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game ... Personal: Son of Dexter and Shirley Presley ... Majoring in sport coaching education.
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