Bynum, Gibson Earn Preseason All-MVFC Honorable-Mention Accolades

Sherief Bynum
Sherief Bynum

Youngstown State defensive standouts Shereif Bynum and Bryce Gibson were named preseason Honorable-Mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference, the league announced on Wednesday.

Bynum, a senior from Belleville, Mich., had a breakout year last year at defensive end. He led the Penguins with 11.5 TFLs while ranking second in sacks. He was credited with 37 total tackles, including 23 solos.

Gibson, a junior from Johnstown, Pa., has started all 22 games at cornerback in his YSU career. In 2018, he had a career-high 42 total tackles, including 31 solo stops and a team-best 12 pass breakups.

The Penguins open the 2019 season on August 24 against Samford in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff Classic.

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