Three Bulldog Seniors Claim All-Region Gridiron Laurels
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Big Rapids, Mich. - Three senior members of the 2012 Ferris State University football team have been rewarded for their accomplishments this season as the Bulldogs had three pegged to the Daktronics Division II All-Super Region Four Team that was recently announced.
Senior defensive end Jordan Morgan (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) was tabbed as an all-region first team pick while the Bulldogs had two on the All-Super Region Four Second Team in defensive end Brad Iskow (Bad Axe) and linebacker Tayo Moss (South Rockwood/Monroe St. Mary's).
The all-region teams, which are sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems, are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Overall, Ferris State was one of only seven schools in the entire super region that had three or more players tabbed to one of the all-region teams. Super Region Four covers four of Division II's largest conferences, including the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) and the Lone Star Conference (LSC).
The trio helped lead the Bulldogs to a 7-4 overall record during the 2012 campaign under first-year head coach Tony Annese, which marked only the second time in the past decade the Bulldogs have won seven or more games in a season.
FSU's 2012 wins included the program's first victory over rival Grand Valley State since 1999, the Bulldogs' first triumph over Michigan Tech in 10 years and a memorable come-from-behind road win against defending NCAA Division II National Runner-Up Wayne State.
Morgan led the league in sacks with 10.5 total for -46 yards on the season. He also ranked second behind Iskow in tackles for loss with 14.0 (-52 yards). Morgan had two forced fumbles, two hurries, a blocked kick and a fumble recovery while making 65 total stops, including 35 solo efforts. He wrapped up his career as the school-record holder in blocked kicks and finished third in total sacks.
On the opposite side, Iskow ranked first in the conference and second nationally this regular-season campaign in tackles for loss with a school single-season record 25.5 TFL's on the year. He concluded his career with 164 total tackles, 45 tackles for loss (-147 yards), 13 sacks, eight quarterback hurries, six forced fumbles, four pass breakups and two blocked kicks in 39 games played.
Moss led the conference in stops for the second-straight year with a league-high 116 total tackles. He added eight tackles for loss (-14 yards), two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and a forced fumble while starting all 11 contests. His totals included a school-record 82-yard fumble recovery return for a score.
As a first team all-region recipient, Morgan is also eligible to claim Daktronics Division II All-America accolades, which will be announced in the near future.