Ten members of the East Central University football team have earned All-Great American Conference honors, including five named to the All-GAC First Team for 2015. The Tigers finished 6-5 on the year and saw several single season and career records broken along the way.
2015 Football All-GAC
Seniors Kevin Bowen (OL), Travis Hening (OL) and Jameel Whitney (ILB) and juniors Lexus Jackson (OLB) and David Moore (WR) were all named to the All-GAC First Team.
Seniors Rocky Moore (QB) and Karmah Yates (DE), junior Garrett Johnson (C) and sophomore Jhames West (CB) were all second team picks, while senior Francisco Silva (DT) was an honorable mention selection.
Bowen, Hening and Johnson anchored an offensive line that helped ECU set season records for total offensive yards (4,942) and passing yards (3,541) this season.
The trio helped set up David Moore for his record breaking season. David is the first ECU football player to record over 1,000 receiving yards in a single season, with 1,097. He also set the single season receiving TD (13) and career receiving touchdown (25) records for the Tigers.
Whitney kept the record breaking season going, breaking his own single season tackle record with 113 and the career tackle record along the way, with 318. Whitney also added 3.0 sacks, 5.5 TFL and two interceptions.
Jackson recorded 32 (18-14) total tackles, 4.5 TFL and two interceptions on the year, including the interception that secured the win against No. 24 Arkansas Tech.
Rocky Moore also got in on the record breaking efforts of the Tigers, earning 3,471 passing yards for a new single season record. Rocky also threw 34 touchdowns, shattering the single season passing TD record in process.
Yates, West and Silva were key players on the defensive side. Yates garnered 43 (21-22) total tackles, 7.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. West added 39 (27-12) total tackles, 2.5 TFL and an interception and Silva contributed 56 (21-35) total tackles, 6.5 TFL and 1.5 sacks.