UTC Mack Named To AP FCS All-American Team
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior defensive lineman Isaiah Mack was named to the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-American team today. The 2018 Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Mack is first Moc to make the AP First Team since Davis Tull in 2014.
A native of Tunnel Hill, Ga., Mack was a finalist for the 2018 Buck Buchanan Award, posting 8.5 sacks, 11.5 TFLs and two forced fumbles on the year. He was named the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week by SouthernPigskin.com after leading the Mocs with nine tackles in a 34-27 win over VMI on Oct.
27. He posted three of the UTC's seven sacks on the day and finished with a career-best 4.0 tackles-for-loss. The three sacks were also a career mark and just a ½ shy of the school record.
His 8.5 sacks on the year are second in the Southern Conference and No. 19 in the FCS. He has 21.0 career sacks, which is fourth-place all-time at UTC behind Tull (37.0 - 2011-14), Keionta Davis (31.0 - 2013-16) and Joshua Williams (23.5 - 2009-12). His 41.0 career TFLs are third all-time at UTC, trailing Tull (60.0) and Davis (43.0).
Chattanooga extends its streak of 10 consecutive years with at least one All-American. This marks the 24th time a Moc has made the FCS AP All-American team.