Joplin, Mo. — Missouri Southern junior fullback Giresse Forchu has been named a second-team All-Region pick by the Don Hansen Football Committee, the group announced today. 

Forchu was a third-team All-MIAA pick this year, as well as being a first-team Academic All-Region and All-American.

A native of Forney, Texas, Forchu has helped the Lions re-write the rushing records at Missouri Southern the past two seasons. The team has broke the record in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons, rushing for 3,043 yards in 2012 and 3,684 yards in 2013. The team rushed for 2,954 yards this year.

This year, Forchu led the MIAA and ranks 21st in Division II in rushing TD’s with 15. That total ranks 3rd all-time in a single-season at MSSU. His 21 career rushing TD’s rank him 7th all-time. A 2013 CoSIDA first-team Academic All-District selection, Forchu has been a two-time Academic All-MIAA, three-time MIAA Academic Honor Roll and a three-time Dean’s List member.