Bias, Crawford Receive AP All-America Honors
Dec. 15, 2011
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Senior offensive lineman George Bias and junior receiver/kick returner Gralyn Crawford have been named to the 2011 All-America team announced AP officials Thursday afternoon. Bias is a first-team selection, while Crawford received third-team all-purpose back honors.
Bias, who was also named to the 2011 College Sports Madness FCS All-America squad, worked his way into the starting lineup during his freshman year, and never looked back helping produce one of the nation's most prolific passing attacks in school history. Bias battled through injuries during his final season to help SFA lead the nation in pass protection despite putting the ball in the air close to 600 times.
Crawford finished sixth in the nation averaging 167.6 all-purpose yards per game in 2011. A 2010 All-America selection as a kick returner, Crawford was again one of the nation's biggest return threats in the country. He averaged 28.1 yards per kick, and returned a kick 100 yards for a touchdown to set a new school record this past season. It was the fourth return for a touchdown in his career. Crawford also averaged eight yards per punt return during his junior campaign.
Also one of the league's top wideouts, Crawford hauled in a league-best 72 passes for 780 yards (70.9 ypg) and seven touchdowns. Already the school's all-time receptions leader, Crawford enters his final season on pace to become the school's all-time leader in receiving yards and all-purpose yards.