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Will Black Picks Up Two Awards at Touchdown Club Jamboree

MACON, Ga. – FPD senior linebacker Will Black added to his already impressive resume of accolades on Monday night, March 3 at the Macon Touchdown Club’s Annual Jamboree event, picking up the Linebacker of the Year Award along with a Scholar Athlete Award.

Black was honored along with other players in the central Georgia area at the event that included Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney as guest speaker. He is the first to receive the player of the year and scholar athlete award in program history.

Of note, Black’s Scholar Athlete Award is given to just one of four in the area.

Head football coach Greg Moore says he’s proud to see Black’s accomplishments continue.

“What a joy to see Will’s hard work and dedication to our program pay off,” Moore said. “He’s received some big-time recognition this year.”

Black has also been named to the AP All-State First-Team as well as earning a spot on the All-Middle Georgia First-Team Defense this season.

The list doesn’t end there, though, as Black was named the Region-7A Defensive Player of the Year, racking up over 150 tackles, 79 of which were of the solo type. On average, Black accounted for 14.3 tackler per game.

“What Will has achieved in his career is truly impressive,” Moore said. “His passion for the game is evident and he has made our team very proud for this recognition.”

The Vikings finished the 2013 season at 6-5 and advanced to the GHSA Class-A State Playoffs for a third consecutive season.

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