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Southern Arkansas: AFCA tabs Lison as Second-Team All-American

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ACO, Texas The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) released their Division II All-American teams on Wednesday morning and after a sensational senior season, Southern Arkansas outgoing redshirt senior defensive end DaVondrick Lison was named a Second-Team performer by the organization for the second-consecutive season.
Lison is one of four players that repeated as AFCA All-American selections this season.
An All-GAC First-Team performer in 2018 and last season's GAC Defensive Player of the Year, Lison was most recently recognized as a D2CCA All-Super Region 3 Second-Team standout and is also a nominee for the Cliff Harris Award (Top Small College Defensive Player). Additionally, Lison was also a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award (Top DII Lineman).
A native of Arkansas City, Arkansas, Lison concluded his 12-game senior season as SAU's leading tackler with 64 stops (36 solo), including 18.0 tackles for loss totaling 75 lost yards. His TFL total was tops in the GAC and he ranked tied for second in sacks with 6.5 for 37 lost yards. In 2018, Lison recorded at least 1.5 TFL in seven games and had four games with 2.0 or more TFL.
Lison's 6.5 sacks this season gives him 25.0 in his career as a Mulerider and ties him for the career record at Southern Arkansas. During his stellar five-year stint in Magnolia, Lison broke the program record for yards lost on tackles for loss with 252, holds the program records in tackles for loss (54.0), quarterback hurries (27) and forced fumbles (13) and ranks second in yards lost from sacks (152).
In addition to the time that the fearsome defender spent in the opposition's backfield, Lison also registered four pass breakups, five quarterback hurries, and two forced fumbles. He scored eight total points on the season which included a game-changing 57-yard fumble return for a touchdown in a road win at then-#7 Harding and a safety on a 12-yard sack at Southwestern Oklahoma State.
Lison was honored as the GAC's Defensive Player of the Week following SAU's Week 4 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State which saw the defensive end total eight tackles (5 solo), including 3.5 for loss (22 yards) and 2.5 sacks (19 yards).

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