Saylors, Huzzie receive Stats Perform FCS All-American honors
Saylors, Huzzie receive Stats Perform FCS All-American honors
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2022) – Running back Jacob Saylors (Jasper, Tenn.) and defensive back Alijah Huzzie (Franklin, Ga.) received Stats Perform FCS All-American honors as the media organization announced its postseason awards on Tuesday. 

This marks the fifth All-American honor for Huzzie this season and first for Saylors. 

Saylors earned third team honors as an all-purpose player. The first team all-SoCon performer started all 11 games for the Blue and Gold this past season, totaling 1,307 rushing yards on 225 carries and 15 rushing touchdowns. Saylors registered 1,701 all-purpose yards as he also recorded 162 receiving yards and 232 kickoff return yards. Saylors finished the regular season ranking seventh nationally in all-purpose yards, rushing yards, rushing yards per game and rushing touchdowns, while ranking eighth in total touchdowns. 

This season, Saylors Eclipsed over 3,000 career rushing yards and 6,000 all-purpose yards. Saylors finished his career with 3,851 rushing yards and 6,058 all-purpose yards and 33 rushing touchdowns. The Buccaneer leader had five 100+ yard rushing games, including a season-high 245 yards and three touchdowns at Wofford. Saylors finished with a career-high 369 all-purpose yards against the Terriers, which led all FCS players during regular season play. 

Huzzie landed first team honors as he finished the season with 59 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 16 pass break-ups and 22 passes defended. The Franklin, Ga. native started all 11 games for the Bucs in 2022 en route to leading all FCS players in passes defended and was third in interceptions per game, while his six interceptions were tied for second-most among FCS players at the end of the regular season. 

Huzzie, a first team all-Southern Conference selection, had career-high 12 tackles and a season-high five pass break-ups against Furman, while posting five or more tackles in six games. Huzzie recorded an interception in three straight games against Robert Morris, Chattanooga and VMI, while having a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown in the season-opening win over Mars Hill. 

The All-America team consisted of 108 players representing all 15 conferences and 59 schools.

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