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SHIP U. Football has five players earn 2023 All-PSAC Eastern Division honors

The Shippensburg University football team had five of its players named Wednesday afternoon to the 2023 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Football Teams.

Voting is conducted by the league’s head coaches.

Two Raiders were named First Team All-PSAC. Senior Jacoby Sherard (Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrenceville) was selected to the Eastern Division First Team Defense as a defensive lineman, and senior Jaxson Montross (Tunkhannock, Pa./Tunkhannock Area) was chosen for the East First Team Offense at place kicker.

Junior wide receiver Redd Douglas (Youngstown, Ohio/Chaney (Wooster)), Senior defensive back Isaiah Gilmore (West Lawn, Pa./Wilson) and redshirt-senior defensive back Nasir Greer (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) were tabbed for the Second Team.

Sherard, a defensive tackle, served as the anchor for the PSAC’s second-ranked defense. He led the Raiders and finished in the top 8 overall in the PSAC in quarterback sacks (7.0) despite playing on the interior of the defensive line. He also finished second on the team in tackles for loss (10.0).

Montross tied for second in the conference in field goals made (11) and converted nine of his final 11 field goal attempts on the season. He was tabbed PSAC East Special Teams Athlete of the Week after converting three field goals of 40-or-more yards – including a season-high 45-yard field goal – against Shepherd on Sept. 30.

Douglas was named to the Second Team Offense as a wide receiver after a season in which he recorded 37 receptions, 550 yards and three touchdowns while catching passes from five different quarterbacks.

Gilmore was named to the Second Team Defense as a defensive back. The hard-hitting safety total 52 tackles (tied for third on the team) and led the team with 34 solo stops. He recorded six or more tackles in four of his 10 outings, including a season-best 11 stops Oct. 14 against Kutztown.

Greer joined Gilmore on the Second Team Defense. The cornerback totaled two interceptions and tied for second in the conference in pass breakups with eight.

Sherard and Douglas are both two-time All-PSAC honorees. Douglas was named to the East Second Team last season as both a wide receiver and a return specialist, while Sherard was selected to the Second Team following the 2021 season. Montross, Gilmore and Greer are all first-time honorees.

Lock Haven running back Chris Collier was tabbed PSAC East Offensive Athlete of the Year after leading the conference in rushing (1,393 yards). 2023 PSAC Champions Kutztown garnered three major awards, including the PSAC East Defensive Athlete of the Year (linebacker Tyler Whary), the PSAC East Freshman of the Year (quarterback Judd Novak), and East Coach of the Year (Jim Clements).

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