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Three earn NJAC Football All-Conference honors

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Three Morrisville State College football student-athletes earned New Jersey Athletic Conference post-season honors, as announced by the conference office.

Senior Eddie Hull (Syracuse, NY/Central Square) earned second team special teams honors at kick return and honorable mention accolades at wide receiver and punt return. Hull led Morrisville State and was ranked seventh overall in the NJAC in kick returns with 20 returned for 417 yards, an average of 20.9 yards per return. He was ranked second in the NJAC in punt returns average (11.1) having returned 13 punts for 144 yards, leading the Mustangs.

Hull led the team in receiving with 58 catches for 693 yards and six touchdowns, ranking sixth in receptions per game (5.8) and eighth in receiving yards per game (69.3) in the NJAC. Hull is the all-time leading receiver at Morrisville State with 1,273 yards, breaking the ten-year old record set by Kwazi Leverette in 1998-99.

In all, Hull ranked sixth overall in the NJAC in all-purpose yards, having recorded 1,254.

Senior Ryan Baker (Chittenango, NY/Chittenango) received honorable mention accolades as an offensive lineman. Baker started 37 games in his career for the Mustangs at left tackle and was instrumental to the Mustangs offense that averaged 310.6 offensive yards per game this season.

Senior Luke Visingard (Endicott, NY/Maine-Endwell), defensive end for the Mustangs, received honorable mention honors as a defensive lineman. Visingard was third on the team in total tackles, having made 21 solo stops while assisting on 36 others. He led the team in tackles for a loss (13-45 yards) and sacks (4-27 yards) while recovering four fumbles and blocking two kicks on the season.

Visingard ranked 14th overall in the NJAC in sacks and sixth in tackles for a loss. He is also ranked second in fumbles recovered and is the all-time leader in tackles for a loss and total tackles at Morrisville State.

Morrisville State finished the season with a 1-9 overall record.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.