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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: And another: Soumahoro named AP D-III All-American

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Berry Vikings

After earning his second straight All-America honor from the American Football Coaches Association earlier this week, Berry College’s Mamadou Soumahoro has been named to The Associated

Press Division III All-America team.

A senior defensive lineman out of Lawrenceville, Soumahoro has solidified himself as one of the top defensive players in Southern Athletic Association and Berry history.

A two-time SAA Defensive Player of the Year, he was named the D3football South Region Defensive Player of the Year earlier this month. Soumahoro finished the season leading the SAA with 14 sacks and collected 15 total tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, four batted passes, and two blocks in addition to a career high 57 total tackles.

He helped anchor a defensive line that ranked as high as fifth in the nation against the run and allowed just 16 points per game during the regular season.

He holds every pass rushing record in Berry history with 37.5 career sacks and 49 tackles for a loss.

Berry reached the NCAA Division III playoffs this season for the first time in program history, defeating Huntingdon 34-20 in the opening round before being eliminated by St. Thomas (Minn.) in the second round.

The Vikings finished with an 11-1 record and won the SAA championship outright.