Storm Football Trio Earns All-GAC Recognition

After wrapping up its second-straight winning season with a rivalry victory in its season finale, Southeastern's Franky Okafor, Nicholas Sierra and Raheem Wilson have won All-Great American Conference Honors.

Okafor earned first team honors, while Sierra and Wilson were both honorable mention selections.

The Savage Storm finished the season 6-5 and was ranked in the top half of the league in both scoring offense and scoring defense, while its defense led the GAC in pass defense and was third in total defense. The offense was fifth overall in yardage and ranked in the top half of the league in both rushing and passing, one of just two teams to show that kind of offensive balance.

Okafor, a senior wide receiver from Arlington, Texas, was second in the league in both receptions per game and receiving yards per game. On the year he hauled in 60 passes for 841 yards and eight touchdowns. He had a season-high with 12 catches for 177 yards and a pair of scores against Harding and recorded a catch in every game.

Sierra, a junior linebacker from San Antonio, Texas, was third on the team in tackles with 49 while matching the team-best with 7.0 tackles for loss. Those included a pair of sacks, along with doing a little bit of everything with a pair of pass breakups, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Wilson, a junior corner back from DeSoto, Texas, was third in the GAC in passes defensed, averaging 1.36 per game, and tied for second in interceptions with five and was one of just two players to post two interception returns for touchdowns. He finished the season with 39 tackles, one for a loss and also added a blocked kick. His five picks brings him to 13 on his career which is three short of tying the school record of 16 held by Greg Lornes and Andrew Knight.

SE has had at least three players earn all-conference honors in each of the five seasons since the GAC formed, and has had at least that many receive honors regardless of the league since 1971.



 
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