Two Ellsworth Community College football players were awarded All-American honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
First Team All-American honors went to sophomore linebacker Devante Averette of Melvindale, MI. Averette has signed with Oklahoma State University and will begin school there in December. He also received First Team All-Conference honors this year.
"Devante was a force of nature on the gridiron for us this season as he helped lead the defense for Ellsworth," said Head Coach Josh Lattimer. "He led the team in total tackles, tackles for a loss, and was 2nd on the team in sacks with only playing in 7 games. I'm proud of his efforts here for this program."
Second Team All-American honors went to sophomore defensive back Corry O'Meally of Miami, FL. O'Meally has received offers from Iowa State University and University of Idaho but has not decided where he will continue his football career. He also received First Team All-Conference honors this year.
"Corry has done an outstanding job for us this fall and is very deserving of this honor. We would use him to lock down the best receiver on the opposing teams we faced all season long," commented Lattimer.
"Both of these young men are an example of what we want to produce from Ellsworth Community College, not only on the playing field but as members of the academic community as well," said Coach Lattimer.