Craine Earns All-American Recognition
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior running back Derrick Craine was named third team All-American by HeroSports.com today. He is the fifth Moc to receive national recognition for their play in the 2016 season.
Craine is a two-time first team All-Southern Conference running back who has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons. After setting a school record with 1,251 yards in 2015, he posted 1,083 despite missing two games with an injury in 2016.
Craine, a native of McDonough, Ga., also had 12 rushing touchdowns and a career-high 6.2 yards per carry this season. He is the third Moc with multiple 1,000 yard seasons and his 31 career rushing TDs are second all-time at UTC. His 2,997 career rushing yards are fifth in the Mocs’ record book.
Also on the HeroSports.com All-American squad is senior Keionta Davis. Davis is already a consensus All-American selection after leading the SoCon with 10.5 sacks.
Senior linebacker Nakevion Leslie was also recognized on the second team. It was his second All-American selection of the postseason.