'Jacks Place Four on Academic All-SLC Team

Dec. 21, 2007

FRISCO, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team had four athletes named to the 2007 Capital One/Academic All-Southland Conference team announced league officials Friday afternoon. Senior Taylor Cobb, junior Cory Long, sophomore Tim Knicky and freshman Bry Roby were each named to the team.

Student-athletes must be a starter or a significant contributor to be nominated. They must also play in at least 50 percent of the team's games, while maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Senior Taylor Cobb is a two-time all-conference athlete who closed out his career by earning honorable mention all-conference honors. He started all 22 games at center the past two seasons.

Long is a two-time Academic All-SLC selection, who played in seven games this past season. He finished second on the team in scoring with 26 points. Long connected on 7-of-9 (.778) field goals, including a career-best 47 yarder at North Dakota State, and was 5-of-7 (.714) on PATs. Long was named SLC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at North Dakota State.

Sophomore Tim Knicky earned his second consecutive honorable mention all-conference honor in 2007. Knicky finished fourth on the team with 60 tackles from his defensive end position this season. He was also among the league leaders in sacks and tackles for a loss.

Redshirt freshman Bry Roby received his first academic all-conference honor in 2007. Roby was a key member of the 'Jacks' secondary to start the season, but due to injuries, he was moved to linebacker. Roby finished the year with 29 tackles, including two for losses. He was also credited with two deflections, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.



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