Tigerville, S.C. – Seniors Sam Houston, Tony Godbolt, and juniors Micheal Thomas, and Ashton Heard have been voted team captains for the 2016 football season as voted on by their teammates.
Sam Houston is the team’s leading tackler, racking up 82-total stops in 2015 including 29-solo and 53-assists. He also tallied 4.5 tackles for a loss last season including one quarterback sack and two forced-fumbles. The Easley Native is a four-year starter for the Crusaders, seeing action in 29 games while recording 235-tackles in his career.
Fellow defensive senior Tony Godbolt also got the nod from fellow teammates as NGU’s second defensive captain. Godbolt, who is also a four-year starter, played in 33-games dating back to the 2013 season. In his time with the Crusaders he has 205-tackles including 101-solo stops and eight for a loss. His best season came in 2014 when he recorded 81-tackles to go along with three interceptions and 17 defended passes. He was second on the team in 2015 with 62-tackles.
Ahston Heard was voted a captain by the NGU football team following a breakout season in 2015. The junior from Abbeville led the Crusaders in rushing with 1,136 yards and seven touchdowns. Heard was the first 1,000-yard rusher for the Crusaders since the 2007 season, racking up four games with at least 100-yards on the ground. His biggest output of the season came against Tusculum College when he posted a career high 312-yards to go along with two touchdowns.
Micheal Thomas, the quarterback of the NGU offensive line was the fourth player voted by the 2016 squad. The junior offensive lineman was a stalwart for North Greenville’s front five, claiming 11-starts in 2015. Thomas led the Crusaders with 37-knockdown blocks last season while grading out at an average of 90-percent. Thomas helped lead an NGU offensive attack that averaged 433-yards per game, including a 208-yard average on the ground while scoring 32 points per contest.