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Sierra named to second and third All-America teams this year

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Defiance College senior defensive back Tony Sierra has been named to two more All-America teams this week, continuing his postseason awards haul this fall. Sierra was named to the All-America team and the AP Little All-America Teams this past week.

Sierra was first named to the AP Little All-America second team on Thursday. The three-team award is made up of players from NCAA DIvision II and Division III.

On Friday, the Warren, Mich. native was named to his third All-America team this week when Sierra was announced as a third team recipient of the All-America team.

Sierra started out the week being named to the 25-player American Football Coaches Association All-America team on Monday.

The senior had a remarkable campaign that wrapped up with the Cousino High School product leading the nation in passes defended with 26 on the season. Sierra also tied for the conference lead and was ranked 13th nationally in interceptions with five on the season. Sierra also made 39 tackles on the year and returned one fumble recovery for a touchdown. 

Sierra is the 53rd player to earn an All America award in the history of Defiance College football. The last All America awards for Defiance came in 2011 when Joemese Scott (2nd team) and Andy Cessna (Honorable Mention) earned the distinction of All American.

In 2013, Sierra has brought in several postseason accolades. He was named the HCAC Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-HCAC First Team selection. Last week, Sierra was recognized as a First Team All-North Region Team selection and was also named a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, the nation's top defender in NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and the NAIA.