Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Washburn's University Pierre Desir receive Preseason All-American honors

Washburn's sophomore returning All-American defensive back Pierre Desir has been named to the first team Consensus Draft Services 2010 Preseason All-American first team for the upcoming season. He was the only sophomore listed in either of the first two teams on both offense and defense by the publication.

Desir is a returning starter a defensive back who was named All-American as a redshirt freshman for the Ichabods. As a redshirt freshman he was named first team all-MIAA after leading the conference with seven interceptions and 13 passes defended and seventh in forced fumbles in his first season on the field. He also received second team All-American honors from the Football Gazette and d2football.com finishing the season with 33 total tackles and 25 solo stops adding a fumble recovery. He returned his first career interception 38 yards for a touchdown against Colorado Mines and he averaged 29.4 yards per kickoff return on 10 attempts including a 73 yard return against Pittsburg State. He was named the Ichabods’ defensive player of the game three times.

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