SBCC Football Highlights 2012
College: Santa Barbara City College
Subject: Physical Education
SBCC Football sets the tone for a successful future with an exciting up-tempo offense and the top defense in the American Pacific Conference.
As of April 2013, SBCC Football has had 10 student-athletes from the 2012 season sign scholarships with four-year colleges with more offers still being considered.
"Coming off an 0-10 season, we needed a lot of leadership from the sophomores and we got that," said coach Craig Moropoulos. "With the key guys who came in as freshmen, our performance got better each day.
Moropoulos put in a no-huddle offense this year and Jarred Evans, a freshman from Philadelphia, thrived. The second-team All-APC choice threw for 1,522 yards and 12 TD and was the second-leading rusher with 440 yards and eight TDs.
"The no-huddle added a lot of fun and energy to the team," Moropoulos noted. "We plan to continue that and we have to recruit for that style of offense."
Evans was voted offensive MVP of the team, Nevin was defensive MVP and sophomore safety Mitch Nelson was the special teams MVP. Nelson was third on the squad in tackles (73) and averaged 16.4 yards on punt returns.
"The sophomores did a lot to refocus the program and turn it in a positive direction," said Moropoulos. "I told the freshmen they need to finish what they started next year."
"We have to keep building the offensive and defensive lines," Moropoulos stated. "We have to improve our depth and keep the skill we have. We have the potential of coming back with a pretty good group."