, a sophomore from Saltillo who signed recently with Mississippi State
, led the nation in punting with a 46 yard average after finishing sixth in the country a year ago with nearly a 42 yard average.
Pernell McPhee, a sophomore pre-season All-American defensive end from Pahokee, Fla., led the MACJC in sacks for the second year in a row with 13.5 in eight games and in tackles for a loss (23.5) after recording 19.5 sacks last season and 37 tackles for a loss.
Both Hutchins and McPhee were named first-team all-Region 23 and all-North Division last month. In fact, McPhee, who was a second-team All-American selection a year ago by the NJCAA and J.C. Grid-Wire Magazine, was named the defensive lineman of the year in the division for the second straight season.
Heath Hutchins and Pernell McPhee of Itawamba Community College continue to rack up big-time post-season awards. Both were named to the J.C. Grid-Wire Magazine (based in California) All-American first-teams, after grabbing similar honors to the first-team NJCAA All-American list earlier this month.
MSU signee Heath Hutchins and MSU commitment Pernell McPhee named All-Americans.