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SCFA All-NSC 1st Team For Football's Peters, Austin
The Southern California Football Association released the 2011 All-National Southern Conference Team with two Pasadena City College players making the First Team in state receptions leader and sophomore wide receiver Wayne Peters and second-year defensive back Tyrell Austin.
Peters was chosen in the "All-Purpose" category as he led the Lancers in all-purpose yardage with 1,309 in 10 games for a 130.9 average. A possession receiver, Peters totaled 81 catches for 766 yards (three touchdowns), and his 22.4 yards kick return average led all Lancers. The 81 receptions is the second most in PCC history for a single season. Peters, whose father is PCC gridiron alum and current running backs coach LaMonte Peters, is a product of Carson High.
Austin, a cornerback who returned from two seasons ago, made 22 tackles, an interception, a breakup, and forced a fumble, but was chosen due to his ability to blanket opposing receivers with his speed and skill. Austin is from Miami Carol City Senior High in Florida.
The Lancers also were rewarded with four players picked to the All-NSC Second Team. On offense, sophomore guard Dante Moses (6-foot-2, 305 pounds, Jack Yates High, Houston, Tex.) and freshman wide receiver Ian Hamilton (6-4, 210, St. Francis High) were selected. Hamilton pulled in 31 receptions for 517 yards and two touchdowns.
Chosen to the Second Team defense were sack master and sophomore DE Pone Faleofa (6-4, 270, from Deer Valley High in Antioch) and frosh inside linebacker Mike Sepulveda (Helix High, San Diego), who made 57 tackles (third on the team) with two defensive breakups and two fumble recoveries. A strong pass rusher, Faleofa led PCC in sacks with nine, forced two fumbles, returned an interception for a touchdown and totaled 48 tackles. Sepulveda frequently clogged the middle of the field and was adept at diving tackles upfield.
Some notable Lancers who didn't make the all-conference cut were leading tacklers and defensive backs Jarron Williams (69 tackles, two interceptions, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles) and Antoine Morris (63 tackles, an interception, three breakups).
"We didn't have a great finish in conference, so to get six players named was a nice prize for the program," said PCC first-year head coach Fred Fimbres. "Hamilton and Sepulveda were freshman players that have been under the radar during the season, but put together quality efforts. We're excited about our returning class for next season, including our young secondary."
The entire SCFA All-NSC First and Second Teams are at the link below:
[Photo--All-NSC First Team Lancers Wayne Peters (left) and Tyrell Austin (right)]
Release Date: 11/22/11