Masuk alumn earns accolades as standout defensive tackle for Endicott College

Colin Meropoulos, of Monroe, left, a star defensive tackle for Endicott College, plays against Husson University.

BEVERLY, MASS. — Colin Meropoulos, of Monroe, continues to be a dominant defensive force for the Endicott College football program. He was among 10 members of the Gulls to earn All-Region honors from various outlets over the last few weeks.

Meropoulos was named the D3football.com All-Region I Defensive Player of the Year, a first in his school’s 20-year history.

Meropoulos, who is a defensive tackle, made the first team defense of D3Football.Com’s All Region 1 Teams, as well as the New England Football Writers D2/D3 All-New England team.

Meropoulos was D3football.com All-Region I Defensive Player of the Year and the first defensive tackle in program history to claim D3football.com All-Region First Team honors.

He also is the first defensive tackle to receive All-Region Defensive Player of the Year accolades in the Endicott football program’s history and the second student-athlete to garner All-Region Defensive Player of the Year honors from any organization, joining Endicott Hall of Famer Kevin Eagan ’12 on the illustrious list.

In 11 games this season, Meropoulos recorded 44 total tackles (17 solo, 27 assisted, 10 tackles for a loss) to go with four sacks and two forced fumbles.

The senior defensive tackle was part of a defensive unit that allowed 9.7 points per game (third in NCAA Division III) and 233.3 yards per game (eighth in NCAA Division III).

Meropoulos, the CCC Defensive Lineman of the Year, had one or 0.5 sacks in five out of 11 games this season and had a solo tackle in nine out of 11.

Against No. 18 Ithaca, Meropoulos tied his career-high for tackles with eight (four solo, four assisted) to go with two tackles for loss and a forced fumble in the game.

He currently ranks second all-time in program history with 22 sacks and needs two to break his school’s record.

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