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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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