December 15, 2009

Eastern has plenty of good players

Already talked about J.C. Sherrit, but apparently accolades were also thrown to EWU's Brandon Moore and Matt Nichols as well.

Nichols was named an All-American at quarterback for this year, after leading the Eagles to a FCS playoff berth.

The American Football Coaches Association has selected Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols and junior linebacker J.C. Sherritt to its 2009 Football Championship Subdivision Coaches' All-America Team, which will be officially announced Wednesday (Dec. 16). Nichols is the only quarterback honored on the prestigious 25-person team selected by the nation's head coaches.

This is the first All-America honor won by Nichols, who was the 2007 and 2009 Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Nichols passed for 3,830 yards and 33 touchdowns in leading Eastern to an 8-4 record in 2009, giving him a total of 12,616 yards and 96 touchdowns in his career. His career yardage total ranks sixth in FCS history and his touchdown total is 10th.

And Brandon Moore earned Big Sky co-player of the week honors in men's basketball after he scored a career high in points against Seattle University.

Eastern Washington University senior 6-foot-9 center Brandon Moore has been selected as this week's co-Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Portland State's Phil Nelson. It's the first such honor of Moore's EWU career, which currently totals 95 games (including 54 starts) heading into Thursday's (Dec. 17) game at Nevada.

Moore had a career-best 26-point effort against Seattle University on Dec. 12 in which he made 10-of-19 shots from the field and 6-of-7 free throws in the 100-97 overtime win. Four of his points came in a 7-0 run in overtime, and he also finished the game with 11 rebounds and a career-high four assists. His previous career high for points came as a freshman against The Evergreen State with 23 points.

Wow, how bout that Eastern Washington University, huh?

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