Tiffin, Ohio – March 13, 2010 – The Heidelberg University football team will have two representatives on the gridiron at the inaugural Ohio College Football.com Senior All-Star game. Playing on the north team will be senior defensive tackle Matt Grieves (Huron, Ohio / Huron) and senior running back Jemar Lewis (Bedford Heights, Ohio / Bedford). The game is slated for Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marv Moorehead Memorial Stadium in Upper Arlington.
Grieves and Lewis are two of 21 Ohio Athletic Conference representatives. Fourteen OAC institution players are part of the north team, while seven will play for the south.
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In 2010 Grieves became the 39th All-American in the history of the Berg football program. He was also named to the D3football.com All-North Region First Team Defense, along with earning a spot on the Ohio College Football.com second team defense. Along with his all-region accolades, Grieves picked up his third All-Ohio Athletic Conference honor this season after being named to the first team. In 2009 he led the team in tackles with 82, including a team-best 39 solo stops. He also stood atop the team, and was ranked in the top-10 in the nation, in tackles for a loss with 19.5. Finally, Grieves led the Berg with seven sacks for a loss of 39 yards.
Saving his best season for last was Lewis. He earned a spot on the Ohio College Football.com Third Team Offense, joining his nod on the OAC First Team. Overall Lewis has earned three postseason honors for his career. He was also a two-time OAC Offensive Player of the Week selection. For the year he led the team in scoring with nine touchdowns, to go along with a team-leading 807 rushing yards in 147 carries. In his final campaign, Lewis eclipsed 100 yards rushing in four games.