Prater Jr., Shreve Land D2CCA Super Region Honors

Prater Jr., Shreve Land D2CCA Super Region Honors


Ashland University senior defensive end James Prater Jr. and junior inside linebacker Clay Shreve each garnered All-Super Region 3 honors from the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner's Association on Friday (Nov. 30) afternoon.

Prater Jr. is a first-team defense selection in the super region. This past season, he was second in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in sacks (9½) and tied for third in tackles for loss (15), and finished runner-up on the team with 65 total tackles (27 solo). He also broke up four passes.

This continues an awards-filled offseason for Prater Jr., who also has been named GLIAC Defensive Lineman of the Year and first-team All-GLIAC. He also finished fifth in the finals of the vote for the Gene Upshaw Award, the Division II Senior Lineman of the Year.

Shreve landed second-team defense honors from the D2CCA. Also a first-team All-GLIAC pick this season, Shreve led Ashland with 76 total tackles (35 solo), while adding six sacks, 6½ tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

In 2018, Ashland's football team finished 6-4 overall and 6-2 in the GLIAC. All four of the Eagles' losses were to Top 25 teams by a total of 21 points.