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WT Buffs rack up accolades

West Texas A&M had 10 first-team selections and five individual award winners recognized Friday when the annual Lone Star Conference football awards were announced by LSC officials.The Buffaloes, who were co-LSC Champions, had seven players on the top offense and three more on the first-team defense. WT earned several individual accolades with Offensive Player of the Year (J.W. Rollins award) Dustin Vaughan, Offensive Back of the Year Khiry Robinson, co- Receiver of the Year Torrence Allen, Defensive Player of the Year (J.V. Sikes award) Ethan Westbrooks, and co-Coach of the Year Don Carthel.Midwestern State had six first-teamers with four on offense and two on defense including Offensive Lineman of the Year Ken Van Heule and co-Coach of the Year Bill Maskill. The Mustangs earned their third LSC title in the last four years.Texas A&M-Kingsville had three first-teamers with co-Receiver of the Year Robert Armstrong and co-Coach of the Year Bo Atterberry.Abilene Christian was represented by four first-team selections including co-Receiver of the Year Taylor Gabriel and Defensive Back of the Year LB Suggs.Tarleton State had three first-teamers on the defensive side with Defensive Lineman of the Year Rufus Johnson.Angelo State had a trio of first-team picks and the Freshman of the Year Clayton Callicutt.Texas A&M-Commerceâ??s Danny Mason was named Linebacker of the Year as the Lions only first team player.Overall, 128 student-athletes were recognized by the LSC's postseason awards program, with 31 players named to the first team, 38 on the second team and another 59 gaining honorable mention. The all-conference honors were selected by the head coaches of the nine league teams.2012 LSC SOUTH DIVISION FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Ken Van Heule

Midwestern State

OG

Sr.

Hurst, Texas

Aaron Mullane

West Texas A&M

OG

Sr.

Amarillo, Texas

Manase Foketi

West Texas A&M

OT

Sr.

Hesperia, Calif.

Joe Unga

Midwestern State

OT

Sr.

Rochester, Calif.

Justen Tyler

Midwestern State

C

Sr.

Garland, Texas

Andrew Mocio

Incarnate Word

TE

Sr.

Waco, Texas

Robert Armstrong

Texas A&M-Kingsville

WR

Jr.

Cuero, Texas

Taylor Gabriel

Abilene Christian

WR

Jr.

Mesquite, Texas

Torrence Allen

West Texas A&M

WR

Jr.

Meridian, Texas

Sherman Batiste

Texas A&M-Kingsville

WR

Sr.

Fort Bend, Texas

Dustin Vaughan

West Texas A&M

QB

Jr.

Corpus Christi, Texas

Khiry Robinson

West Texas A&M

RB

Sr.

Temple, Texas

Keidrick Jackson

Midwestern State

RB

Jr.

Arlington, Texas

Blake Smith

Angelo State

FB

So.

Burleson, Texas

Sergio Castillo, Jr.

West Texas A&M

PK

Jr.

La Joya, Texas

Khiry Robinson

West Texas A&M

RS

Sr.

Temple, Texas

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Tyrell Higgins

West Texas A&M

DT

Sr.

Schertz, Texas

Joey Searcy

Angelo State

DT

Jr.

Grand Prairie Texas

Ethan Westbrooks

West Texas A&M

DE

Jr.

San Leandro, Calif.

Rufus Johnson

Tarleton State

DE

Sr.

Dallas, Texas

Jeremy Aguilar

Texas A&M-Kingsville

ILB

Sr.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Marquis Wadley

Tarleton State

ILB

Jr.

Mesquite Texas

Danny Mason

Texas A&M-Commerce

OLB

Sr.

Louisville Ky.

Donald Napoleon

Midwestern State

OLB

So.

Dallas, Texas

Dashaun Phillips

Tarleton State

CB

Jr.

Duncanville Texas

Steven Ford

Abilene Christian

CB

Jr.

Charleston, SC

LB Suggs

Abilene Christian

S

Sr.

Cedar Hill, Texas

Curtis Slater

West Texas A&M

S

Jr.

Houston, Texas

Taiyon Jackson

Midwestern State

S

Jr.

Bakersfield, Calif.

Spencer Covey

Abilene Christian

P

Sr.

Coppell, Texas

Avery Rigg

Angelo State

DS

Sr.

Crane, Texas

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