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Fogg and Wright Named to CSN All-America Team
Kevin Fogg and Richard Wright wrap up Liberty's 2011 All-America honorees with the pair being named to the College Sporting News 2011 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America team.
The College Sporting News (CSN) traditionally releases the final FCS All-America team of the year directly following the conclusion of the FCS national championship game. Saturday, North Dakota State handed Sam Houston State its first loss of the year, 17-6, and claimed the program's first-ever NCAA national championship in this year's title game.
This year's CSN Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America team includes 72 players from 49 different FCS programs. Sam Houston State led all programs with five selections, with Liberty being one of 13 schools with multiple honorees on the listing.
Fogg led all FCS players in the country in average return yards per kickoff return (33.52), finishing more than two yards per return ahead of No. 2 A.J. Cruz of Brown (31.15).
Fogg set a program record and was one of two Division I football players in the country (both FCS and FBS) to finish the 2011 season with three kickoff returns for a touchdown (New Mexico State's Taveon Rogers also finished with three returns for a touchdown).
Wright becomes Liberty's second All-America long snapper in the last five years, joining his predecessor Dan Pope, who was named to the same CSN listing in 2007 and 2008.
Wright is a two-year starter, who has helped kicker Matt Bevins earn his second All-America honor and lead the country in field goals in 2010, plus he helped punter Mike Larsson earn Big South first-team all-conference honors in 2011.
Larsson finished his senior year with a career-best 42.8 punting average. Due to Liberty's prolific offense, Larsson was limited to 37 punts in 11 games (3.36 punts per game) and did not meet the NCAA minimum of punts to be included in national rankings (3.6).
If eligible, Larsson would have ranked No. 7 in the country in punting average. The senior punter would have also led the Big South by more than 2.0 yards per punt if Larsson would be eligible for conference rankings.