LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Ohio Dominican senior Billy Eakins (Pickerington, Ohio) is one of four GLIAC nominees for the Cliff Harris Award as the best Division II defensive player in the country.
Eakins, a First Team All-GLIAC and D2CCA Second Team All-Super Region Four selection this year, finished with 58 tackles (35 solo) and three interceptions while also breaking up three other passes. Eakins made 10 tackles and picked off two passes at Findlay and also had eight tackles in wins over Saginaw Valley and Walsh.
Eakins finished his career with 255 tackles, which is the fourth-most in ODU history, and his 14 career interceptions are a school record. He's also the school record setter in passes defended with 43. Eakins played 48 games in his career, making 46 starts.
A Sporting News Preseason All-American in 2015, Eakins also picked up First Team All-GLIAC and a trio of all-region awards in 2014. He was also a Second Team All-GLIAC selection in 2013 and earned a pair of GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week honors in his career.
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