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 SRU Good News for Jan. 18, 2011 






2 SRU football standouts earn Football Gazette first-team honors

Seniors C.J. Bahr from Boalsburg and Brandon Fusco from Cranberry Township, both Slippery Rock University football players, have been named first-team All-Super Region 1 performers by Don Hansen's Football Gazette.

Bahr and Fusco headlined a group of four Rock student athletes honored by the Football Gazette. Robert Doiley, senior cornerback from McKeesport, and Akeem Satterfield, sophomore running back from Erie, were named second-team performers.

As first- and second-team all-region selections, all four Rock student athletes are eligible for Football Gazette All-America honors. Fusco was a second-team Football Gazette Postseason All-America selection in 2009.

Bahr, a kicking specialist, booted three extra points and three field goals Dec. 17 to lead the Stripes team to a 30-10 win over the Stars in the All American Bowl all-star game in Minneapolis. He is ranked third among NFL draft-eligible college-divisions kickers and 25th among all draft-eligible collegiate kickers by

Fusco, an offensive center, has collected a truckload of postseason honors. Included are the 2010 Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year and Dave Rimington Award presented to the top Division II center in the nation, as well as Associated Press Little All-America and first-team American Football Coaches Association and Daktronics All-America honors.

As of Jan. 1, Fusco was ranked fifth among draft-eligible centers by and the only Division II player ranked in the top five draft prospects at any position. He was projected by to be a fifth- or sixth-round NFL draft pick.

Doiley joined Bahr and Fusco on the All-PSAC-West first-team list in 2010. He recorded 38 tackles, including five for loss (-14 yards); intercepted two passes, broke up five others, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble. The Rock’s top punt return specialist, Doiley averaged 14.0 yards per return, which ranked as the second best average among PSAC student athletes.

Satterfield was the conference’s leading scorer with 20 touchdowns in 10 games and No. 2 rusher (135.2 yards per game) this fall. He ranked second among NCAA Division II student athletes in scoring and was ranked fifth in rushing.

Satterfield’s TD total was the second highest in school history, while his 1,352 rushing yards in the fifth highest by a Rock runner.

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