FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Fort Hays State senior defensive end Sie Doe, Jr., has been named the D2CCA Super Region 3 Defensive Player of the Year for the 2016 season. In the process, Doe was named to the All-Super Region 3 First Team, while teammate Raheeme Dumas was named to the Second Team at cornerback. The teams are voted on by sports information directors from schools in Super Region 3.
On the heels of being named the Defensive Player of the Year in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, Doe has been tabbed the best among four conferences in one of the most competitive super regions in NCAA Division II. Conferences included in the super region are the MIAA, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), Great American Conference (GAC), and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).
Doe was hands down the most dominant defensive lineman in the Super Region in 2016, posting 15 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles in 11 games. The closest MIAA player in sack count to Doe in the regular season was eight behind with seven. The closest to Doe in the super region is Beau Bates of Minnesota-Duluth, the NSIC Defensive Player of the Year, who is a linebacker with 13 on the season. Doe is also tied for the national lead in forced fumbles with five. Put all that together with 76 tackles (third-best on the team), an impressive number for a defensive lineman, Doe set himself apart as not only one of the most dominant defenders in the region, but also the nation. He currently ranks third nationally in total sacks. Doe is the first-ever Tiger football player to earn a super region player of the year honor.
Dumas has enjoyed a big senior year as well for the Tigers, recording six interceptions so far from his cornerback position. He also has seven pass breakups, one forced fumble, and 32 total tackles. Dumas is just one interception shy of the FHSU single-season record and he has 11 in his career to tie for third-best in school history. Dumas was an All-MIAA First Team selection this season.