SLC Announces 1990s Football All-Decade Team
Nov. 6, 2013
FRISCO, Texas - The Southland Conference, as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary commemoration, has announced its All-Decade Football Team from the 1990s. The team includes outstanding student-athletes from its member institutions from the 1990 season through 1999.
A total of 89 former student-athletes make up the 1990s All-Decade Team, including honorees from each of the 10 institutions that were football members at during the period. The Southland continued to undergo membership change during the decade, developed the Southland Football League as a result, and maintained its status as a collective power in NCAA Division I-AA.
"The 1990s exhibited a strategic focus for the Conference as it formed the Southland Football League," league commissioner Tom Burnett said. "The league maintained itself as a national power, and we continued to see outstanding individual and team performances though the decade."
Stephen F. Austin's players on the all-decade team include linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, an 11-year NFL veteran that played in Super Bowl XXXIX with the Philadelphia Eagles, and also earned four Pro Bowl selections. Another NFL veteran, former SFA receiver Mikhael Ricks, was a consensus 1997 All-American before his seven-year pro career with four teams. Defensive back Terrance Shaw was a second round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 1995, went on to a 10-year career with five teams, and played in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVII. Punter Chad Stanley was a two-time all-Southland first-teamer and consensus 1998 All-American that enjoyed an eight-year NFL tenure.
Other SFA players include four-time first-team all-conference defensive back Cedric Walker, receiver Chris Jefferson, and offensive linemen Lee Kirk and Joe Wylie.
SFA Members of the 1990's All-Decade Team