Southeast Missouri State's Peiffer earns third All-America football award

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Southeast Missouri State junior linebacker Blake Peiffer has been selected to his third All-America team.

Peiffer, a Jackson High School graduate, was named to the Sports Network/Fathead.com Football Championship Subdivision All-America second team Monday.

Peiffer garnered first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference honors after leading the league and ranking third nationally with an average of 13.7 tackles per game.

Peiffer had double-digit tackles in 10 of Southeast's 11 games and broke the school's single-season record for tackles with 151.

Peiffer previously was selected as a first-team All-America by College Sports Madness, which also picked him as its OVC defensive player of the year, and a second-team All-American by The Associated Press.

Peiffer was among seven OVC players named to the Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America teams selected by a national panel of sports information and media relation directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries.

The lone first-team selection from the OVC was Tennessee-Martin senior punt returner C.J. Estelle.

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