MARTIN, Tenn. – Senior defensive tackle Montori Hughes and senior wide receiver Quentin Sims have been named to the 2012 The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS All-America Teams announced earlier Monday afternoon.
Hughes, who transferred to UT Martin from Tennessee, finished the regular season with 42 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, four sacks and 13 quarterback hurries.
The Murfreesboro native was named to the The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS second team All-America defensive squad.. He was also named to the Ohio Valley Conference first-team defense.
Sims, also an All-OVC first team selection, was named to The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS All-America third team.
Sims had 86 catches for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns. The 16 touchdowns in one season is a new OVC record.
The Skyhawks wrap up the season with an 8-3 overall record, which is tied for the best winning percentage (.727) in the OVC. That mark also ranks as the second-highest winning percentage in FCS program history, behind only the 2006 OVC championship team which went 9-3.
In conference play, UT Martin tied a program record with six OVC victories against only two losses. The Skyhawks racked up 39.9 points per game against league opposition and defeated OVC regular season champion Eastern Illinois by a 51-37 margin on Oct. 6 – the Panthers’ only conference loss of the season.