Aug 29, 2013
CARBONDALE, Ill. - In celebration of 100 years of SIU football, Saluki Athletics continues to reveal the roster for the SIU All-Century football team with today’s announcement of the team’s six defensive backs and five utility players. The utility category includes players who played multiple positions.
The All-Century team defensive backs are Oyd Craddock, Donnell Daniel, Korey Lindsey, Alexis Moreland, Greg Shipp and Terry Taylor. The utility players are Jim Battle, Abe Martin, Carl Mauck, Marion Rushing and Carver Shannon.
Craddock is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame and was an Honorable Mention All-American. He earned one First-Team All-Conference selection and was twice an All-Conference honorable mention. He is second all-time in school history with 426 tackles and tied for seventh in interceptions with 11.
Daniel is also a Saluki Hall of Famer. He started on the 1983 National Championship team, and that same year was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Daniel also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors and was named First-Team All-Conference. His 11 career picks ties him with Craddock for seventh on SIU’s career list.
Lindsey was a three-time All-American and a three-time First-Team All-Conference selection. He is fourth all-time at SIU with 14 interceptions and 10th all-time with 16 pass breakups.
Moreland was a two-time All-American and a three-time First-Team All-Conference member. He is second in school history with 25 pass breakups, sixth with 358 tackles, and 14th all-time with 8 interceptions.
Shipp took home one First-Team All-Conference selection and two Second-Team All-Conference selections. His 18 career interceptions are second most in school history.
The utility players feature two Salukis, Carl Mauck and Marion Rushing, who were also voted onto the All-Century team as linebackers.
Battle is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame and played one year in the NFL as an offensive lineman. As a wide receiver/tight end at Southern, he compiled 1,010 receiving yards, which ranks 20th all-time.
Martin is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame. He captained SIU’s 1930 undefeated team and earned All-Conference Honors. After a one-year NFL career, he returned to SIU where he coached baseball, basketball and football and also served as athletic director. SIU’s baseball field is named in his honor.
Mauck, also voted onto the team as a linebacker, is a Saluki Hall of Famer. He also played center at SIU and enjoyed a 13-year career as an NFL center. He was an offensive line coach for numerous teams in the NFL and later returned to SIU to coach the Salukis.
Rushing, also an All-Century linebacker, joined Mauck as the only two players voted onto the team twice. He is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame and played 10 years in the NFL. One of the greatest athletes in school history, he earned 13 letters, competing football, basketball, track and wrestling. He was a three-time All-Conference selection in football.
Shannon is a member of the Saluki Hall of Fame and played three-years in the NFL, mostly as a kick returner. He ran for 1,805 yards, 13th on SIU’s all-time list and averaged 6.60 yards per carry, which ranks second in school history. He also played defensive back.
On Friday, the final spots on the All-Century team roster will be revealed with the announcement of special teams players and head coaches.
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