|More First-Team All-America Honors for Quick|
|Written by Mike Flynn|
|Monday, 09 January 2012 17:08|
Appalachian State University wide receiver Brian Quick (Columbia, S.C./Ridge View) earned another first-team all-America honor on Monday when College Sporting News included the senior on its 2011 Fabulous 50 NCAA Division I
FCS all-America team. Quick previously earned first-team all-America recognition from Phil Steele Publications and the American Football Coaches Association and second-team accolades from theAssociated Press and The Sports Network.
The 6-5, 220-pounder 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, the NFL prospect also became the school’s all-time career leader with 202 receptions, 3,418 yards and 31 touchdown catches.
After also earning first-team honors from College Sporting News in 2010, Quick is the first two-time first-team all-America wide receiver in ASU history.
Senior tight end Ben Jorden (Weddington, N.C./Charlotte Latin) and junior linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough (Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove) received honorable-mention all-America nods from College Sporting News.
Joining Quick on the Phil Steele Publications all-America teams that were announced during the holiday season were Kimbrough, a second-team selection, and junior cornerback Demetrius McCray (Covington, Ga./Eastside), a fourth-team honoree. With his first all-America recognition, McCray, who led the Southern Conference with five interceptions, became Appalachian’s 84th all-American, dating back to 1937.
NOTES: Fullback Eric Breitenstein of Wofford College was also named a first-team All-America by Phil Steele Publications.....In all, the Southern Conference had 19 players chosen to the Phil Steele All-America team. Seven of those players were first-team selections.
Photo Courtesy: Brian Quick, ASU Athletics
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