Dec. 29, 2009
CHICAGO, Ill. -
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team placed seven athletes on the 2009 College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty All-America team announced Ralph Wallace early Tuesday morning. SFA's seven selections are the most of any school in the country, and exactly half of the Southland Conference selections to the squad. Senior receiver Duane Brooks was one of 10 unanimous selections to the team.
Joining Brooks on the first team are junior quarterback Jeremy Moses, and senior defensive end Tim Knicky. Senior offensive lineman Karl Glimp, linebackers Devin Ducote and Jabara Williams and senior safety Cory Barlow each earned honorable mention honors.
A 2009 first-team all-conference selection, Brooks led the conference and finished third in the country averaging 8.64 receptions per game, and was among the nation's leaders averaging close to 82 yards receiving per game. Brooks finished the season with a school-record 118 receptions for 1,076 yards and six touchdowns. He had consecutive games of 15 receptions becoming the only receiver at the FCS level to haul in 15 passes in back-to-back games.
The first Lumberjack to be named SLC Player of the Year, Moses continued his record-breaking campaign as the SFA signal caller. The Baytown, Texas native completed 68 percent of his passes for 4,124 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. In 2009, Moses finished the regular season leading the nation in touchdowns, finished second in passing yards per game and fourth in total offense. Moses is currently the school's all-time leader in completions, touchdown passes and yards passing.
Knicky wreaked havoc on opposing offenses. He fought his way through an injury-plagued senior season to finish second in the nation in sacks, and finished among the nation's leaders in tackles for a loss. A preseason All-America selection, Knicky finished the season with 41 tackles, including 15 for losses, and 12.5 sacks.
Senior offensive lineman Karl Glimp has been a steady anchor on the 'Jacks offensive line for the past four seasons. Considered one of the top offensive linemen in the nation, Glimp never missed a start in his four-year career recording 45 consecutive starts. Glimp never surrendered a sack in his final two seasons on campus.
After sitting out the 2008 season with an injury, Ducote took on a new position and had a major impact on the field. Ducote finished among the nation's leaders with 137 total tackles, including 12.5 for losses and recorded an interception.
A two-time first-team All-SLC selection, Williams recorded another outstanding season for the 'Jacks finishing second on the team with 113 tackles, including 9.5 tackles for losses and two sacks. Barlow closed out his SFA career by earning first-team all-conference honors. He recorded a career year in his final season in a purple and white uniform. The Friendswood, Texas native, was third on the team with 94 total tackles, and finished among the league leaders with three interceptions.