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Massillon's Dorian Pringle named to SBLive's 2023 All-America team

The Massillon senior helped lead the Tigers to their first state championship in the Ohio playoff era

On Friday afternoon, the 2023 SBLive All-America team was released.

The lone player from the Buckeye State was Massillon senior linebacker Dorian Pringle.

If someone had a more inspirational finish to his high school football career last fall than Pringle, we'd love to hear about it. After missing the previous four playoff games with what was supposed to be a season-ending injury (torn MCL), Pringle made a surprising return for the state championship. He had 14 tackles, three sacks and broke up Archbishop Hoban's final pass in Massillon's 7-2 win to secure the Tigers' first state title since 1970. Pringle finished with 74 tackles (24.5 for loss), eight sacks, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks.

Pringle was also voted on by the fans earlier as the SBLive National Defensive Player of the Year.

-- Ryan Isley | | @sbliveoh

 (Feature image by Jeff Harwell, SBLive Sports)