Matlock Named Second Team Pre-Season All-American

SALEM — Senior defensive end Nate Matlock has been named a second team pre-season All-American by D3 Football.com.

Last year’s Northwest Conference defensive player of the year, Matlock will lead a Bearcat team picked second in the NWC coaches pre-season poll.

Matlock was one of three NWC players named to the team. Linfield wide receiver George Carter and punter James Wilson were named to the first team.

The Bearcats open their season Saturday September 4 against Western Oregon University at McCulloch Stadium.