BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union placed three student-athletes on the 2011 Capital One Academic All‐District ® 4 Football Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the most the Bulldogs have ever had make the squad.
Earning the recognition are junior linebacker Darrin Greene (Cheerylog, Ga.), sophomore quarterback Ryan Moses (Williamsburg, Ky.) and junior offensive lineman Jonathan Shipley (Tazewell, Tenn.).
The College Division is made of NAIA, junior colleges and Canadian colleges and universities, while District 4 consists of schools from Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee.
To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 3.30 grade-point average and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games.
Greene, a criminal justice major, finished sixth on the team in tackles despite missing four games due to injury. He tallied 36 total stops with 16 solo tackles and 3.0 tackles for a loss. Greene also forced two fumbles.
A biology major, Moses played in all 11 games, starting 10. He completed 177-of-305 passes for 2,298 yards and 17 touchdowns. His 2,298 passing yards ranks fifth most in program history. Moses also rushed for 152 yards and three more touchdowns.
Shipley, a human performance major, started and played in 10 games on the Bulldog offensive line. He helped anchor the line the lead the way for Union to average 24.2 points per game, 4,303 yards in total offense and for the fifth 1,000-yard rusher in program history.
By virtue of making the All-District 4 First Team, Greene, Moses and Shipley are now eligible for the2011Capital One Academic All-America ® Football Team.
Union finished 2-9 overall and 1-6 in the Mid-South Conference West.
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