Jan. 27, 2010
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
Two-time All-American defensive end Tim Knicky has been named to the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star game. It marks the second-straight year that SFA has had a player named to the all-star roster (Dominique Edison). The game will be played Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m., and will be televised on CBS College Sports.
Knicky, a 2009 AP, Walter Camp, Sports Network and College Sporting News All-American, earned All-America honors in his final two seasons on campus. He closed out his SFA career by guiding the Lumberjacks to one of their best seasons in school history. SFA won the 2009 Southland Conference title with a 10-3 overall record, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs. It marked the school's first trip to the postseason since 1995.
A two-time first-team All-Southland Conference selection, and a four-time all-conference honoree, Knicky finished second in the nation in sacks (1.04 pg). He recorded 41 tackles, including 15 for losses, and 12.5 sacks in 2009, only one sack shy of tying the league's single-season record.
The all-star game pits top collegiate players originally from the state of Texas, or who played college football in Texas, against other top players from around the nation. In its fourth season of existence, the Nation team has a 2-1 (.667) record, recording a 27-24 victory over the Texas team last season.