13 Lumberjacks receive CSM All-Southland honors
SFA lands three first-team selections on offense and defense
Freshman D.J. Ward records his third 100-yard effort in victory
Sophomore Gus Johnson sets career high with 215 rushing yards, four TDs
SMU scores four non-offense touchdowns
Ford Stadium - Dallas, Texas Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
2011 Second-Team All-Southland Conference
Has played in 36 games during his career earning 12 starts
2011 (Junior): Second-team All-Southland Conference ... Played in and started in all 11 games ... Finished 27th in the nation in total tackles ... Recorded a total of 113 total tackles, including 54 solo stop ... Also recorded six tackles for losses and three sacks ... Recorded two pass breakups and picked off one pass ... Recorded a season-high 17 tackles in one game against Texas State ... Had double-figure tackles in eight of nine games ... Recorded a 12-tackle performance at Lamar, including four for losses and 2.5 sacks ... Recorded 13 tackles against nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... His lone interception of the season came against McNeese State which he returned 68 yards ... Had two forced fumbles, one against McMurry and Southeastern Louisiana.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games earning one start at middle linebacker ... Finished the year with 63 tackles, including 22 solo stops ... Was also credited with two tackles for losses, and 1.5 sacks ... Recovered two fumbles on the year ... Posted a season-high nine tackles at Texas A&M and Texas State ... Also recorded a sack against the Bobcats ... Had five tackles, recovered a fumble and recorded a two-point conversion against Albany ... Finished the day with eight tackles in the playoff game against Villanova.
2009 (Freshman): Played in all 13 games during his rookie season ... Recorded 42 tackles, including 16 solo tackles ... Was also credited 1.5 sacks ... Posted a career-high 11 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, against Texas College ... Recorded a six-tackle effort against McNeese State.
High School: A four-sport letterwinner ... Posted 526 tackles in his career at Brownsboro ... No. 38 overall recruit in East Texas by Smoaky.com ... Named district 14-3A Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... A 2007 first-team 3A AP All-State selection ... A 2007 second-team 3A TSWA All-State selection ... All-Henderson County selection each of his four seasons on varsity ... Four-year all-district and All-East Texas ... Earned all-state honors for three seasons ... Dual-sport athlete, was named all-state in baseball along with earning all-state honors three times.
Personal: Son of Larry and Vicki Epperson ... Born July 7, 1990, in Tyler, Texas ... Plans to major in kinesiology.