Warriors Alumni Update: Five Former Players Participate in Bowl Games

Photo by Ken Inness
Photo by Ken Inness

With the NCAA College Football season coming to an end Monday, El Camino College would like to recognize the Warriors alumni that participated in NCAA Division I Bowl Games over the past two months.

David Sills V | West Virginia | Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas, Texas)

Sills culminated a spectacular junior season at West Virginia with a start in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, where the Mountaineers fell to Utah, 30-14. Sills did not pull down a catch in the game but still finished with one of the best seasons by a receiver in college football. He played in 13 games for WVU and made 60 catches for 980 yards, pulling down 18 touchdowns. He averaged 16.3 yards per catch and 75.4 yards receiving per game. He finished as a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation's top receiver. He was also named to 10 All-American teams including earning a spot on four of the five All-America teams that comprise the consensus team.

Sills played at ECC in 2016 as the team's quarterback. He played in all 10 games and was 127-for-238 passing for 1,636 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Ray Lima | Iowa State | Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.)

Lima did not record a tackle in the bowl game against No. 19 Memphis, a game the Cyclones pulled out 21-20. On the season, Lima played all 13 games for the Cyclones and made 25 tackles on the season including 4.5 for a loss with two quarterback hurries. He had a season-high four tackles twice on the year against Texas (Sept. 28) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 11). Lima earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in his sophomore season.

The defensive tackle patrolled the front line at ECC in 2015, playing all 10 games for the Warriors. He tallied 59 tackles (26 solo) including seven sacks and 21.5 tackles for a loss, forcing three fumbles.

Ralph Harvey | University of Houston | Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu, Hawai'i)

Harvey did not record a tackle in the Cougars' 33-27 loss against Fresno State. He played in four games for the Cougars in 2017 but did not record a tackle after redshirting in 2016. He played in six games for the Cougars in 2015, recording one tackle against Tulsa.

Harvey played at ECC in 2013 and 2014. He led the Warriors with 71 tackles in nine games in 2014 with 4.5 tackles for a loss and one sack with two interceptions. That came after he notched 57 tackles in 2013 including 5.5 for a loss. He was named a Scholar Baller in both seasons at ECC.

Joe Anderson | Ohio University | Bahamas Bowl (Nassau, Bahamas)

The offensive lineman helped lead the Bobcats to a dominant 41-6 victory over the University of Alabama Birmingham. On the season, Anderson played in 12 of the team's 13 games and has played in 23 games in two years at Ohio.

Anderson played at ECC in 2014 on the offensive line.

Taniela Lolohea | Wyoming University | Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Idaho)

The defensive end made three tackles including two sacks as Wyoming upended Central Michigan 37-14 on Dec. 22. He played in 12 games for the Cowboys in 2017 and made 22 tackles with four sacks and 5.5 tackles for a loss. He also forced two fumbles on the year. In his career at Wyoming, Lolohea played in 26 games and recorded 38 tackles.

Lolohea played two years (2014-15) at ECC and had a stellar career. He earned All-Central Conference Second Team honors as a sophomore after tallying 56 tackles with five sacks and 11.5 tackles for a loss. As a freshman, he recorded 13 tackles and forced one fumble.