Soumahoro Earns All-America Recognition

Soumahoro recovering a fumble for a touchdown against Chicago
Soumahoro recovering a fumble for a touchdown against Chicago

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - Just a few hours after being named a finalst for the Cliff Harris Award, Berry College's Mamadou Soumahoro has been awarded second-team All-America recognition from, the publication announced Friday night.

Soumahoro, a Lawrenceville, Ga. native, had one of the most impressive seasons in all of NCAA Division III this year. He finished the season as an AFCA first-team All-American after leading the nation in solo sacks (15), adding 47 tackles and 20 tackles for a loss this season, good enough for No. 10 in the nation. He broke the Berry College single-season sack record this year after a five tackle, two sack performance over then No. 22 Hendrix. Soumahoro forced five fumbles (No. 4 in the nation) and recovered four (No. 2 in the nation).

The reigning Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Defensive Player-of-the-Year anchored the Vikings defense which led the SAA in points allowed per game (20.2), rushing yards per game (66.6, ranked No. 5 in the nation) and sacks (32). He also led the Vikings defense during the pivotal Centre game to a program-record nine sacks. 

The Vikings finished the year as SAA Champions after a program-best 9-1 record.