Riley Dixon named to All-ACC 1st team, Brisly Estime and Ron Thompson to 3rd

first_imgSyracuse punter Riley Dixon has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, SU announced Monday afternoon. He is the first player in the program’s three-year tenure in the conference to receive first-team honors.Dixon received 77 votes compared to 75 garnered by Wake Forest punter Alex Kinal, who was placed on the second team. Dixon averaged 43.7 yards per punt this season, with more than 43 percent of them downed inside the 20-yard line. He only tallied five touchbacks and logged a long of 64 yards and 18 punts that went at least 50. Dixon was one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award given to the nation’s top punter but didn’t make the list of three finalists.Wide receiver and return specialist Brisly Estime and defensive end Ron Thompson were named to the third team. Estime received the honors as a return specialist, ranking second in the country and first in the ACC with 18.1 yards per punt return. He was the first SU player since 1997 to return two punts for touchdowns in a season and ranked seventh nationally in combined kick return yards. Those two scores came in the season-opener against Rhode Island and on Oct. 31 against Florida State.Thomspon led the conference with four forced fumbles and recorded seven sacks. He led all Syracuse defensive linemen with 35 tackles and had six tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two pass breakups against No. 1 Clemson on Nov. 14.Syracuse’s season ended Saturday with a 20-17 win against Boston College. The Orange finished at 4-8 and 2-6 in the ACC. Scott Shafer was fired as head coach last Monday along with his assistants and the Orange is still looking for replacements.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Boxer Deepak wins silver, Balaji claims bronze in Military World Games

first_img LIVE TV 11 months ago Wrestling Rankings: Deepak Punia becomes World No.1 in 86 kg category 10 months ago Dream11: GIB vs POR team predictions, analysis and squad updates Written By First Published: 27th October, 2019 08:45 IST WE RECOMMEND Indian pugilist Deepak won silver while tennis player N Sriram Balaji claimed a bronze medal in their respective events at the ongoing seventh Military World Games on Saturday. Deepak had to settle for the silver in the men’s light fly weight (46-49kg) category  after losing 0-5 to gold medallist Zhussupov Temirtas of Kazakhstan in the final. Balaji then added to India’s tally by outclassing Uzbekistan’s Fomin Sergey 6-2 6-3 in the men’s singles bronze medal contest that lasted one hour 19 minutes.However, there was no luck for middle distance runner Jinson Johnson as he finished fifth in the men’s 1500m final with a timing of 3:49.34s. The gold, silver and bronze in this event went to Poland’s Rozmys Michal (3:46.33s), Morocco’s Ouladha Hicham (3:46.44s) and Lewandowski Marcin of Poland (3:46.61s) respectively. India also missed a medal in the men’s 4x400m final after the quartet of Kunhu Muhammed Puthanpurakk, Santosh Kumar Tamilarasan, Jabir Madari Palliyalil and  Muhammed Anas Yahiya finished fourth with a timing of 3:06.81s Press Trust Of India 11 months ago Laal Kaptaan’s new trailer introduces Sonakshi, Zoya and Deepakcenter_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 27th October, 2019 08:45 IST Boxer Deepak Wins Silver, Balaji Claims Bronze In Military World Games 27-10-2019 08:31Indian pugilist Deepak won silver while tennis player Sriram Balaji claimed a bronze medal in their respective events at the seventh Military Wo COMMENT 10 months ago Boxer Deepak loses final in World Military Games, questions judgement WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Deepak Malik: Details of the contestant’s appearance on Indian idol 11last_img read more