Giresse Forchu earns All-American nod

Press Release MSSU:
Missouri Southern junior fullback Giresse Forchu has been named an honorable-mention All-American selection by Don Hansen’s football committee the group has announced.

Forchu was named a second-team All-Region pick by the group in December. He was also an All-MIAA selection, while earning Academic All-America honors, as well this season.

A native of Forney, Texas, Forchu has helped the Lions re-write the rushing records at Missouri Southern the past two seasons. The team 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 ranked 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.