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December 11, 2007

More post-season honors for PSU football player

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The 2007 post-season honors continue to come in for the star running back on the Plymouth State University football team.

            Senior running back Jeff Mack (Milford, N.H./Milford) has been named to the D3football.com All-East Region Third Team.  He is one of 75 Division III players from the NCAA East Region to be recognized in voting by the region's sports information directors and D3football.com staff.

            The selection adds to a list of post-season honors that Mack (right) has received this year.  He was named First Team All-New England Football Conference in the Boyd Division, and he was voted to the Division II/III All-New England Team by the New England Football Writers Association.  Mack was also named the Most Outstanding Player in the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl after leading the Panthers to a 24-21 victory over Bridgewater State College.

            A 5'11", 208-pound back, Mack finished second in the NEFC in rushing with 1,353 yards on 242 carries (5.6 avg.), and second in the league in scoring with 14 touchdowns. He was named to the NEFC weekly honor roll four times in 2007, and became just the ninth back in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.  The 1,353 yards is the third-highest single-season performance in school history, trailing only Joe Dudek, who rushed for 1,615 yards in 1985 and 1,378 yards in 1984.

            Mack, who has a year of eligibility remaining, has also moved up to sixth on PSU's career rushing list with 2,165 yards on 426 carries (5.1 avg.) with 23 touchdowns.

            The Panthers completed the season at 9-1 overall, their first winning season since 2001 and matching the most wins in a season since the 1995 team also finished 9-1.

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