Network honors Siskowic; Redbirds finish No. 8
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PHILADELPHIA -- Illinois State's
Cameron Siskowic claimed his third first-team all-America honor on
Monday as The Sports Network
released both its all-America team and final top-25 rankings. The
Redbirds finished the season ranked No. 8 in the final poll, which
is the second-highest season-ending ranking in school history. ISU
was also No. 8 in the final College Sporting News Coaches Poll.
For the second straight season, the Redbirds ended the campaign
ranked in the top-25 poll. It's only the fifth time in the history
of the program that Illinois State has finished the season ranked
nationally. The Redbirds climbed three spots from the previous poll,
while Youngstown State finished the season at No. 4 and Southern
Illinois at No. 7. Northern Iowa with a No. 17 ranking gave the
Gateway Football Conference four teams in the top 20.
the 2006 Gateway Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year,
led the league in tackles for a second straight season. The San
Diego, Calif., native finished with 154 tackles, including 75 solo
stops. He also finished his final Redbird season with five tackles
for loss, two quarterback sacks and two interceptions, while forcing
three fumbles. The fifth-place finisher for the 2006 Buck Buchanan
Award, Siskowic has also been named a first-team all-American by the
Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation.
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Siskowic was one of six Gateway players named to The
Sports Network's 2006 Football Championship Subdivision All-America
team. Joining the Redbird linebacker were Youngstown State's Ryan
Jewell and Marcus Mason, Southern Illinois' Arkee Whitlock and Craig
Coffin, and Northern Iowa's Dre Dokes.
[News release provided by Todd Kober,
assistant athletics director, media relations,