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Six Lions honored by PIFL

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Six members of the Columbus Lions earned All-PIFL honors with four members on the 1st Team and one on the 2nd Team, the league announced on Wednesday.

Leading the way is DB Anthony Shutt, who led the PIFL with nine interceptions in addition to leading the team in tackles (52.5). Shutt's hard work paid off earning him a contract with the AFL's Orlando Predators just one week ago.

Carver High grad WR/LB Jarmon Fortson landed the inaugural All-Ironman award. Fortson finished in the top ten in tackles with 46 and had three interceptions. He was also a main target on offense, finishing third on the team with 32 receptions for 444 yards and 7 TD.

KR/DB LeRoy Vann became the first player in PIFL history to score a touchdown four different ways in a single-season and is now the first player to earn two All-PIFL spots in one-season. Vann was 1st-team as a kick returner and 2nd team as a defensive back He led the PIFT with 511 return yards and two touchdowns. As a defensive back, Vann picked off five passes, returning three of them for touchdowns.

Seven-year veteran LB Justen Rivers earned his 1st team spot with a team-high eight sacks. This is the third time the Hardaway grad was named to 1st-team league honors

WR Maurice Dupree was named to the 2nd team after leading the club in receptions (55), yards (902), and touchdowns (20) while finishing in the top ten in the PIFL in each category. OL Dion Small (6'3 300, Troy) picked up his second consecutive All-PIFL 2nd Team award and now has earned All-League honors in four straight seasons. Small also earned 1st Team nods in 2010 and 2011.

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