LEXINGTON – The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its Community Trust Bank 2016 Kentucky Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team on Tuesday. The team includes three student-athletes from the University of Pikeville.
Bears making the team include redshirt sophomore defensive end Chad Conway, redshirt junior defensive back Jack Hopkins and junior linebacker Jordan Mattingly.
The Kentucky Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team is a preseason recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky College or University. The team represents the best college football players that the state of Kentucky has to offer, whose dedication to the game has contributed significantly to their teams.
The players shall have the responsibility to lead their teammates in the classroom and on the field. Players that exhibit this unique leadership skill were nominated by their school to be recognized as a member of the team. The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame is proud to add these players to this illustrious group.
Hopkins led UPIKE in tackles last season with 89, including a stellar 63 solo stops while also picking off a pair of passes. Conway finished the season with 25 tackles, including four for a loss despite being limited to just nine games. Mattingly collected 32 tackles, including a sack, two for a loss and 14 solo stops while playing in all 11 contests.