Hiram College


Hiram College senior defensive back Josh Peacock (Carson City, Nev./Carson) was selected to play in the 2014 USA Football Bowl yesterday, Jan. 20 in Hoover, Alabama.  [2014 USA Football Bowl Website]

Recognized by the national broadcast and print media for 20 years, the USA Football Bowl was launched in 1995 as the original Division III All-Star Classic. In 2010, the event absorbed the Division II Cactus Bowl which originally was named the Snow Bowl from 1995 to 2000. In 2011, NAIA, NCCAA and USCAA senior All-Americans were made eligible and in 2012, outstanding Division I-AA (FCS) seniors who earned All-Conference designation were added. With the demise of the Texas vs. The Nation, Casino del Sol and Raycom Bowls in 2013, the USA Football added BCS standouts.

This past fall, Peacock finished second on the team and was tied for seventh in the NCAC in tackles with 85 (51 solo and 34 assists) and had 3.5 tackles for loss.  He posted four games with 10 or more tackles, including 18 stops against DePauw (Ind.) University on Nov. 9.  Peacock was tied for the team-lead in both interceptions (three) and pass breakups (five).  In addition, he had one fumble recovery which he returned for 78 yards in the game against Denison back on Sept. 14.  In addition to his role on defense, Peacock was also the team’s top punter who averaged 34.6 yards per punt in 48 attempts.  He had eight punts land inside the 20-yard line and five punts of 50 or more yards.

For his career, Peacock is a two-time All-North Coast Athletic honoree earning second-team honors in 2013 and honorable mention accolades in 2012.  He recorded 319 tackles (176 solo and 143 assists), including 17 tackles for loss.  He tallied seven career interceptions to go along with 18 pass breakups, a forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and four blocked kicks.