Two Historic Seasons & the NFL Draft

Two Historic Seasons & the NFL Draft

Highlights of Redhawks 2018/19 Season
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Football player on the field
The Redhawks football team tied a school record for most wins in a season, ending the 2018 season in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship against #2 Weber State.

The team finished undefeated at home and racked up multiple honors, including OVC Coach of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, plus 10 additional All-OVC accolades.

Zach Hall was named a national Defensive Player of the Year by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association, a first for the Redhawks and the OVC. Daniel Santacaterina was voted the 2018 HERO Sports Fan Choice Football Championship Subdivision Newcomer of the Year.

The Redhawks started the 2019 season ranked #18 nationally in the American Football Coaches Association Preseason Poll.

Softball player mid pitch

The Redhawks softball team concluded its season with a program record 46 wins, an OVC regular season title, an OVC Tournament crown, and the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 20 years.

Rachel Anderson was named to the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-America Team, becoming the Redhawks’ first softball AllAmerican in 28 years. Anderson was also voted the OVC Player of the Year.

Southeast was one of 11 programs honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as Division I Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year.

Head Coach Mark Redburn was named the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Southeast Missouri offensive tackle Drew Forbes was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 National Football League Draft Saturday.

The Cleveland Browns drafted Forbes as the 189th overall pick, the Redhawks second-highest draft pick in school history.

Forbes helped SEMO to its second-ever Football Championship Subdivision Playoff berth as it ranked 12th nationally in scoring offense.

Forbes visited seven different NFL teams ahead of the draft, including the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and a team wishing not to be named.


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