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Boothroyd/Holton earn All-FFC honors

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Plymouth State College football season ended in disappointment last Saturday, but there was good news Monday when two Panthers were selected as Freedom Football Conference First Team All-Stars.

Senior linebacker Tim Boothroyd (Amesbury, Mass.) and senior wide receiver Chris Holton (Bellows Falls, Vt.) were both voted to the All-FFC First Team in balloting by the league's head coaches. They were the bright spots on a Panther team that finished winless in 10 starts this season.

A 6'0", 225-pound linebacker, Boothroyd excelled in just his second year on the Panther defense. He led the Panthers or tied for the team lead in tackles in eight of the 10 games, finishing second in the conference with 100 total tackles. Boothroyd, who has a year of eligibility remaining, also collected six tackles for loss, two interceptions, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery. He was twice selected to the FFC Weekly Honor Roll this season.

A 5'10", 180-pound receiver, Holton led the Panthers and ranked third in the conference with 45 receptions (4.5/game), and he topped PSC and ranked fifth in the FFC with 574 yards receiving (57.4/game). Holton, who caught three TD passes this year and five in his career, improved every year in a Panther uniform, going from one reception in 1999 to 10 catches in 2000 to 13 receptions last year to 45 this season.