The Sports Network announced on Monday that Appalachian State University wide receiver Brian Quick (Columbia, S.C./Ridge View), linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough (Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove) and offensive tackle Orry Frye (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) have been selected to
TSN’s 2011 NCAA Division I FCS all-America teams. Quick and Kimbrough are second-team honorees and Frye received third-team recognition on The Sports Network’s all-America squads, which are selected by a nationwide panel of FCS media and sports information directors.
As a senior, Quick ranked among the nation’s leaders with 71 receptions for 1.096 yards and 11 touchdowns, good for fourth in Appalachian history in each category. His 1,000-yard season was the just the fifth ever by a Mountaineer receiver while his seven 100-yard receiving performances in 12 games tied an ASU record.
In the process, he also became the school’s all-time career leader with 202 receptions, 3,418 yards and 31 touchdown catches. The 6-5, 220-pound NFL prospect is closing in on consensus All-America status, having previously received first-team recognition from the American Football Coaches Association and second-team honors from the Associated Press.
Kimbrough ranked among the Southern Conference’s top 10 and in tackles (105), sacks (four) and tackles for loss (16). The junior’s 105 total stops rank among the top 40 nationally. He also added a four pass break-ups, a quarterback hurry, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception that he returned 46 yards for the game-winning touchdown in ASU’s dramatic 14-12 win over Chattanooga on Sept. 24.
Frye anchored a young offensive line that allowed just 17 sacks in 12 games, good for 34th nationally and second among SoCon teams that didn’t employ a run-happy triple-option offense. Behind the senior right tackle, the Mountaineers also ranked among the nation’s top 40 in passing, scoring and total offense. Frye started all 12 games as a senior and 39-straight contests since the beginning of his sophomore campaign.
Kimbrough and Frye up Appalachian’s all-time total of all-Americans to 83, dating back to 1937.