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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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