Latin named to two NAIA All-America teams

PINEVILLE – After turning in one of the most dominating single-season performances in Louisiana Christian University’s football history, defensive lineman Micah Latin added more honors and hardware to his trophy case this week.

A senior from Gloster, La. (Captain Shreve HS), Latin saw his name added to not one, but two NAIA All-America lists at the conclusion of the season. He was named a First Team NAIA All-American on the Associated Press’ team for 2022 and earned Honorable Mention on the NAIA All-America list from the National Football Coaches Association.

Latin was one of only two players from the Sooner Athletic Conference to be named to Associated Press’ NAIA All-American First Team. He was joined on the team by Keaton Dudick, an all-purpose player from Southwestern Assemblies of God.

After a 2022 season in which he recorded an LCU-record 13 sacks to go along with 56 tackles (including 23 tackles for loss), Latin was also named the SAC’s Defensive Player of the Year and named to the conference’s first team.

Latin’s play in 2022 was a big part of the Wildcats’ three-game improvement from 4-7 in 2021 to 7-4 this season in their second year as an NAIA program. The 2022 season also included back-to-back wins over ranked opponents – No. 20 Texas Wesleyan at home by a score of 33-9 on Oct. 22, then a dominating 39-14 win at No. 22 Langston the following week.

Latin finished his career with 21.5 sacks and 147 total tackles.


By: Alan Wiederhold-Sohn