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Davidson Football Kicker Named to Pioneer Football League All-Academic Team

by | Dec 1, 2018 | Sports

Michael Matthews, senior biology major and placekicker, was named to the PFL All-Academic Team.


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Davidson football added another end of the season accolade with the addition of Michael Matthews to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League team, announced by the league Wednesday.

Matthews, a senior biology major, was voted on to the Academic All-PFL team by the Sports Information Directors of the PFL member institutions. To be on the ballot, players must have a cumulative grade point average above 3.3 and be a significant contributor to their team.

The placekicker from Atlanta, Ga., reset the single-season record for converted point after attempts with 60, shattering Ed Terry’s previous mark of 44 set in 1969. He is the first All-Academic selection since John Cook made the grade in 2016.

Matthews wraps up a three-day stint of accolades that included freshman safety Dreylan Hines earning Co-Freshman Defensive Player of the Year honors and five teammates named All-PFL.

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