Seymour native Cribs earns football honor

Sixteen players from DePauw University’s football team earned spots on the All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams, and Seymour native Evens Cribs is one of them.

The awards were released on Monday by the NCAC.

DePauw’s Joe Zanca (Sr., Chicago, Ill.) earned the Hank Critchfield Defensive Player of the Year Award, and he made the NCAC all-defensive first team, which also featured four other Tigers: linebackers Brevon Gude (So., Avon, Ind.) and Luke Marsh (Fr., Whitestown, Ind.), and defensive backs Cribs and Dylan Hyatt (Sr., Brazil, Ind.).

Cribs is a senior this fall, where he currently has 44 tackles to go along with two interceptions and seven pass breakups. In his career now, Cribs has eclipsed over 100 tackles with 101 total (64 solo and 37 assisted).

Cribs played 29 games in his Tiger career so far.

Before going to DePauw, Cribs was an impact player in Jackson County. He was a three-time varsity letter winner as a defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner in football at SHS, two-time varsity letter winner as a point guard in basketball and a two-time varsity letter winner as a sprinter in track.

He earned 2017 All-Hoosier Hills Conference Defensive Back, the 2017 Football Toughness Award, 2016 Jackson County All-District Team Honorable Mention (football), 2017 National Football Foundation Student-athlete Award Honorable Mention and 2017 Courier Journal All-Area Team (football).

Cribs and the Tigers are currently 9-2 this season, fresh off a 26-21 victory over Rose-Hulman last Saturday.

Their success is a big reason why 16 players on the roster earned NCAC honors, and head coach Brett Dietz won NCAC Coach of the Year.

The team begins its postseason this Saturday when the Tigers go to Wisconsin-Whitewater (11-0) for the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship. The game will kickoff at 11 a.m. EST.