Jan. 6, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -
Three Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football players were named to the 2008 Sports Network All-America team announced FCS Executive Director Dave Coulson Tuesday afternoon. Senior wide receiver Dominique Edison was named to the third-team, while junior defensive end Tim Knicky and junior receiver Contrevious Parks earned honorable mention honors.
Edison was a first-team All-Southland Conference selection who recorded one of the best seasons in school and conference history. He set a new SLC record, and finished second in the nation with 18 touchdown receptions in 2008. Edison finished the year ranked among the league's top five in scoring (9.2 ppg), receptions (5.58 rpg) and receiving yards (84.7 ypg).
Edison closed out his career with 28 touchdown receptions, which ranks second all-time in conference history. He leaves SFA as the school's all-time leader with 182 career receptions, the single-season receptions leader (67), single-season touchdown receptions leader (18) and is second all-time in school history with 28 touchdown receptions and 2,696 receiving yards.
One of the most dominant defensive linemen in the Southland Conference, Knicky finished fifth in the country, and tops in the SLC with 12 sacks. He also led the league, and finished ninth in the nation with 20 tackles for a loss. The heart-and-soul of the Lumberjacks' defensive effort, Knicky ended the season with 74 total tackles, including 40 solo stops. He was also credited with four pass breakups, five forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. A 2008 first-team All-SLC selection, Knicky earned honorable all-conference honors as a freshman and sophomore.
Parks recorded a career year in 2008 hauling 49 passes for 591 yards and six touchdowns. The 2008 honorable mention all-conference selection averaged 12.1 yards per catch, and 49.2 receiving yards per game. Parks was also used as a weapon on the 'Jacks' special teams. Parks averaged 23 yards per return on 17 kickoffs this past season.