Arlington, Ohio – April 17, 2010 – Seniors Matt Grieves (Huron, Ohio / Huron) and Jemar Lewis (Bedford Heights, Ohio / Bedford) represented Heidelberg University at the inaugural OhioCollegeFootball.com Senior Bowl at Marv Moorhead Stadium in Arlington, Ohio on April 17.
Grieves and Lewis were members of the North team, which came out on top 7-0. Mount Union College’s quarterback Kurt Rocco connected with teammate Vince Petruziello on a 33-yard pass to open up the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter that was capped by a one-yard plunge by Lake Erie’s Tony Howard as the North team recorded the 7-0 victory.
Earning a start at defensive tackle was Grieves. A 2009 All-American, Grieves shared team-honors with Bryan Albani with six tackles apiece. Grieves and his defensive line counterparts played a large factor in the low scoring game. Game rules prevented blitzing, but it didn’t keep the lines from registering nine sacks, five by the North. Grieves came up with a sack for a loss of nine yards. He also has a tackle for a loss of nine yards and a pass break up.
Lewis was one of eight coming out of the backfield for the north. He carried the ball six times to help the North offense with its 95 yards rushing and 310 total yards of offense.
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In 2009 Grieves became the 39th All-American in the history of the Berg football program. He was also named to the D3football.com All-North Region First Team Defense, along with earning a spot on the Ohio College Football.com second team defense. Along with his all-region accolades, Grieves picked up his third All-Ohio Athletic Conference honor this season after being named to the first team. In 2009 he led the team in tackles with 82, including a team-best 39 solo stops. He also stood atop the team, and was ranked in the top-10 in the nation, in tackles for a loss with 19.5. Finally, Grieves led the Berg with seven sacks for a loss of 39 yards.
Saving his best season for last was Lewis. He earned a spot on the Ohio College Football.com Third Team Offense, joining his nod on the OAC First Team. Overall Lewis has earned three postseason honors for his career. He was also a two-time OAC Offensive Player of the Week selection. For the year he led the team in scoring with nine touchdowns, to go along with a team-leading 807 rushing yards in 147 carries. In his final campaign, Lewis eclipsed 100 yards rushing in four games.