NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State defenders Anthony Bass and Nick Thrasher have been named Sheridan Black College All-Americans.
Even through injuries, Bass notched 36 tackles, 12.5 tackles-for-loss, 7.0 sacks and five quarterback hurries.
The Clarksville native, anchored the OVC’s top total defense (303.2 yards per game) and pass defense (153.3 yards per game) and helped TSU to a No. 4 FCS ranking in sacks per game (3.58).
Thrasher tallied 128 stops on the season, which was sixth-most in a single-season in school history and the highest total for a Tiger since 1991.
The Morrow, Ga. native was second in the Ohio Valley Conference in tackles to go along with his 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks.
The senior also moved up to second-place in tackles in the TSU record book over the course of the season, finishing with 358. Thrasher was First Team All-OVC last season, too.
The four-year starter intercepted the first pass of his career this season against Florida A&M.
SBN Sports is a division of American Urban Radio Networks and has selected Black College All-American teams since 1974. The selection committee consists of a nationwide panel of newspaper, television and radio reporters as well as Black college coaches and sports information directors.
American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is the only African-American owned RADAR rated radio Network Company in the United States. It is the largest network reaching Urban America with nearly 20 million listeners each week. Through four programming networks and its marketing division, American Urban Radio Networks reaches more African-Americans than any other medium in America and produces more programming than all other broadcasting companies combined. American Urban Radio Networks broadcasts 200 weekly news, entertainment, sports, and information programs to more than 300 radio stations nationwide. It is the only African-American broadcaster with a bureau in the White House. AURN has offices and bureaus in New York, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.