LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Senior linebacker Cameron Kohl (Hilliard, Ohio) is a nominee for the Cliff Harris Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top small college defensive player. Kohl is the lone nominee from the G-MAC for the award.
A First Team All-Great Midwest selection, Kohl led the Panthers with 91 tackles and finished his career with 262 tackles, which ranks fourth in school history. This fall, he also had 7.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, ranking second in the league in total tackles and eighth in TFL during the regular season. Kohl had 10 or more tackles in each of the final four games and had six games with 10 or more tackles, including a 13 tackle (2.5 TFL) performance at Ashland with a sack.
In addition to his 262 career tackles, Kohl also had 22.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. He made 49 tackles during the 2014 season, including 14 stops with an interception in the playoff win at Ferris State, while also making 11 tackles in the playoffs against Colorado Mines and 10 tackles at Colorado State=Pueblo.
In 2015, he was an Honorable Mention All-GLIAC selection, making 66 tackles, and he finished with 56 tackles in 2016.
Finalists for the Cliff Harris Award will be announced on Dec. 23 and honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club's annual awards banquet on Jan. 11, 2018.
Contact: Scott Miles