PITTSBURG, Kan. – Carson-Newman senior safety Jerry Miclisse (Homestead, Fla.) has garnered honorable mention All-America status from Don Hansen, the Don Hansen Football Committee announced Monday morning.
Miclisse becomes Carson-Newman football's 121st All-American. He is the first defensive player since Jaycob Coleman (linebacker) and Eien Jacob (cornerback) each earned accolades from various organizations following the 2013 season.
The Homestead, Fla.-native is the first safety to earn the postseason laurels since Montrea Ford and Jon Jon Simmons. Ford earned All-America honors in 1998 and 99 from Daktronics and Don Hansen's Football Gazette. Simmons was an honoree in 1996 and 97 from the Associated Press, Don Hansen's Football Gazette and Daktronics.
Miclisse represented Carson-Newman's third leading tackler with 55 stops and five tackles for loss. Miclisse topped out with nine tackles in the season finale against Tusculum. He brought an interception 26 yards to the house in C-N's win over Mars Hill.
Miclisse's selection gives Carson-Newman at least one All-America honoree in 38 of the last 39 years.