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Release: 01/11/2012
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Tim Flanders, running back from Sam Houston State, was named as NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision "Offensive Player of the Year" and joined wide receiver Richard Sincere, offensive lineman Travis Watson and safety Darnell Taylor as members of the 2011 College Sporting News "Fabulous 50" FCA All-America Team.

Flanders, Sincere, Watson and Taylor teamed to lead Sam Houston to a 14-1 record, an NCAA Division I football playoff national runner-up finish and a final No. 2 national ranking during the 2011 season.

The selection of the Bearkat quartet brings the total number of Sam Houston players who have been named to at least one All-America squad to seven.

Flanders and Taylor both have been named to five All-America squads. Watson has been selected to four, offensive lineman Chris Crockett and defensive back Dax Swanson to two and Sincere and defensive lineman J. T. Cleveland to one each.

All four players earned first team All-Southland Conference honors. Flanders was Southland Conference "Player of the Year" while Sincere and Taylor were named as league Offensive and Defensive "Players of the Year" respectively.

The 14 victories marked the most ever for a Sam Houston State football team in one season. The Bearkats were the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division I playoffs and made their first ever appearance in the national finals.

COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS 2011 FABULOUS FIFTY FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Offensive Player of the Year: RB Tim Flanders, Sophomore, Sam Houston State
Defensive Player of the Year: LB LJ Fort, Senior, Northern Iowa
Offensive Lineman Of The Year: OT Paul Cornick, Senior, North Dakota State
Freshmen Of The Year: RB Terrance West, Freshman, Towson
Special Teams Player Of The Year: KR Laron Scott, Senior, Georgia Southern

OFFENSE
QB: Chris Lum, Senior, Lehigh
QB: Nathan Dick, Senior, Central Arkansas
RB: Jonathan Grimes, Senior, William & Mary
RB: Shakir Bell, Sophomore, Indiana State
RB: Tim Flanders, Sophomore, Sam Houston St.
FB: Eric Breitenstein, Junior, Wofford
AB: Brock Jackolski, Senior, Stony Brook
C: Bryan Boemer, Senior, Southern Illinois
OG: J.C. Oram, Senior , Weber St
OG: Gino Gradkowski, Senior, Delaware
OT: Tom Compton, Senior, South Dakota
OT: Brett Moore, Senior, Georgia Southern
OL: Travis Watson, Senior, Sam Houston St

TE: Colin Anderson, Junior, Furman
TE: Renty Rollins, Senior, Jackson State
WR: Aaron Mellette, Junior, Elon
WR: Ryan Spadola, Junior, Lehigh
WR: Brian Quick, Senior, Appalachian State
WR: Nicholas Edwards, Junior, Eastern Washington
WR: Richard Sincere, Sophomore, Sam Houston State

DEFENSE
DT: Brent Russell, Junior, Georgia Southern
DT: Ben Boothby, Senior, Northern Iowa
DE: Adrian Hamilton, Senior, Prairie View A&M
DE: Zach Nash, Senior, Sacramento State
DL: Andrew Schaetzke, Senior, Georgetown
DL: Ben Obaseki, Junior, Indiana State
DL: Blake Olijaro, Sophomore, San Diego
DL: Ryan Davis, Senior, Bethune-Cookman
LB: Kadarron Anderson, Senior, Furman
LB: Matt Evans, Junior, New Hampshire
LB: Wes Dothard, Sophomore, Chattanooga
LB: Caleb McSurdy, Senior, Montana
LB: Keith Pough, Junior, Howard
CB: Trumaine Johnson, Senior, Montana
CB: Josh Norman, Senior, Coastal Carolina
DB: Bryce Robertson, Senior, Bucknell
DB: Kejuan Riley, Junior, Alabama State
DB: Marcus Williams, Sophomore, North Dakota State
DB: Micah Pellerin, Senior, Hampton
S: Darnell Taylor, Junior, Sam Houston State

S: Justin Bethel, Senior, Presbyterian

SPECIAL TEAMS
K: Zach Brown, Senior, Portland State
P: David Harrington, Senior, Idaho State
KR: Kevin Fogg, Junior, Liberty
PR: CJ Estelle, Senior, UT-Martin
LS: Richard Wright, Sophomore, Liberty


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