Football's Carmichael, Vergara Named All-American, All-State

Football's Carmichael, Vergara Named All-American, All-State

Pasadena City College football team freshman cornerback Idrique Carmichael and record-setting sophomore placekicker Justin Vergara each were selected to the All-State and JCGridiron All-American Teams.

Carmichael, the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the SCFA American Pacific League, was named All-California First Team Region IV while making the Second Team on the All-American squad. 

Carmichael (from Pasadena High) tied for the state lead in interceptions with seven, led PCC with eight pass-breakups, and blocked a punt that led to a team touchdown.

Vergara was also named All-California First Team and was chosen to Third Team All-American.

From Garfield High, Vergara set a PCC single-game record by kicking four field goals in the American Championship Bowl as he was a unanimous All-SCFA First Team selection after his remarkable season of making a state second-leading 14-of-15 on field goals, 21-for-21 on extra point kicks, and scoring 63 points. His 24 touchbacks on kickoffs was among the tops in the state.

The two players were guided this year by PCC Director of Football Operations/Head Coach Robert Tucker. The Lancers finished 9-2 overall and won the SCFA American Pacific League championship.