AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Devin Moriarty (Springfield, MA), a senior defensive tackle for the Amherst College football team, was named to his second All-Star Bowl as he will compete with the finest seniors in the nation in the USA III/Martin Luther King Holiday All-Star Classic. The game is scheduled for Monday, January 19 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Moriarty is one of four NESCAC representatives in the Carolina Classic, joining Tufts defensive lineman Matt Nichols (Braintree, MA) and linebackers Andrew Drude (West Hartford, CT) from Colby and Frank Loverro (East Islip, NY) from Hamilton.
The All-American wrapped up his collegiate football career with a team-leading 16 hits behind the line of scrimmage, including nine sacks for 56 yards. He leveled three of his sacks along with blocking a punt and registering 12 tackles in a 35-0 rout at Colby in the Jeffs' third shutout of the season. That blanking tied Amherst's own record for most shutouts in a season of NESCAC play, as the Jeffs repeated as the best defense and the unofficial league champions with their second straight 7-1 season. The 18 seniors on the squad will graduate with a 24-7-1 career record.
Moriarty finished the season as the team's fourth leading tackler with 52 hits (25 solo). Named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, the Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought major was also selected to play in the Aztec Bowl, an American Division III All-Star team that will compete against a Mexican All-Star squad in Mexico City on Saturday, December 20.
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