RUSSELLVILLE — Four former Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys football players were recognized by the Great American Conference office on Tuesday as members of the GAC All-Decade Team. Fullback Chris Eastburn (2015-18), linebacker Logan Genz (2011-15), safety Cua' Rose (2015-18) and punter Clayton Watson (2014-17) were the Wonder Boys honored by the GAC office.
Eastburn, a native of Pearcy, Ark., was a four-time all-Great American Conference selection and was named to the first team twice. He concluded his career with seven touchdowns scored, with 48 catches for 592 yards. Eastburn earned a pair of all-America honors during his time at Arkansas Tech.
Genz, a native of West Fork, Ark., concluded his career as Arkansas Tech's all-time tackles leader with 480. He ranks sixth all-time in Division II in total tackles, and after finishing his career with a 25-tackle performance against Eastern New Mexico in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl (that mark tied for the 10th-highest single-game mark in Division II history), his 21 assisted tackles in that game remain a Division II record. He was a three-time all-GAC selection, including two selections to the first team and the league's 2015 Defensive Player of the Year. He was a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award his senior year in addition to being named an honorable mention all-America pick.
Rose, a native of McGehee, Ark., was a four-time all-Great American Conference pick and a two-time first team selection. He earned AP Little All-America honors as a junior after leading the GAC with five interceptions while racking up 85 total tackles. He finished his career with the sixth-highest career tackles mark, with 295.
A native of Green Forest, Ark., Clayton Watson was a four-time all-Great American Conference pick with two first team honors. Over the course of his career, Watson had 194 punts with an average of 42.1 yards per punt. His career-best punt was 79 yards, and 45 times his punts were fair caught, with 54 pinning opponents inside their own 20-yard line. 38 of his punts traveled 50 or more yards, including a career-best 13 his senior season, when he also assumed kickoff duties for the Wonder Boys.
The GAC office will reveal its all-Decade teams over the coming weeks, with releases scheduled for the following days:
Football - January 14
Women's Soccer - January 15
Men's/Women's Cross Country - January 16
Volleyball - January 21
Men's/Women's Basketball - January 22
Men's/Women's Tennis - January 23
Softball - January 28
Baseball - January 29
Men's/Women's Golf - January 30