BRANNON AND MULITALO NAMED HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA BY THE SPORTS NETWORK
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State linebackers Cyrus Mulitalo and Mike Brannon were each named honorable mention Football Championship Subdivision All-Americans by The Sports Network. The pair, who both recently completed their junior season, became just the third and fourth players in school history to earn the honor from The Sports Network. Running back Charles Roberts was named to the second team in 1998 and was a first team selection in 1999. Offensive lineman Jon Osterhout was also a first team selection in 1999.
This past season, Mulitalo and Brannon received first team all-Big Sky Conference accolades at linebacker. Mulitalo paced the team with 98 total tackles. The San Lorenzo, Calif., native also ranked second on the squad with 13.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks. Against Big Sky teams, Mulitalo was tied for eighth in the league with four sacks and tied for fourth with 11.0 tackles-for-loss.
Brannon made the transition to linebacker after playing his first two collegiate seasons as a defensive end. The move proved to a successful one as he responded with 81 tackles to rank third on the team. The junior also led the Hornets with 18.0 tackles-for-loss and 9.5 sacks. His TFL total ranks third in school history while his sacks rank eighth.
The Sports Network All-Americans were selected by media members and sports information directions throughout the country. The Sports Network is largely regarded as the leader in coverage for the Football Championship Subdivision. The company also sponsors the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan and Eddie Robinson awards which are presented annually to the top offensive player, defensive player and coach in the FCS.
A complete list of The Sports Network All-Americans can be seen by clicking the link at the top of the page.