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Bevins Named Walter Camp FCS All-American

December 14, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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After scoring a school record 107 points in 2009, Matt Bevins has been named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation FCS All-America team.

After scoring a school record 107 points in 2009, Matt Bevins has been named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation FCS All-America team.

2009 Walter Camp Football Foundation FCS All-America team

Matt Bevins' record-setting season was nationally recognized earlier today, as the kicker was named to the 2009 Walter Camp Football Foundation Football Championship Subdivision All-America team.

Bevins (So., Newport News, Va.) set program and Big South records this past season, helping the Flames capture their third-straight Big South title and finish the year with an 8-3 overall record.

Bevins bested two previous records held by Noah Greenbaum. Bevins finished the year with 107 points scored, six more than Greenbaum's 101 points in 2007, and 22 field goals, were was five more field goals than Greenbaum's 17 three-point kicks in 2007.

Bevins is currently tied for the national FCS lead by averaging 2.00 field goals per game. Illinois State's Zach Kutch also finished the year with 2.0 field goals per game, knocking down 22-of-29 attempts (75.9 percent).

The sophomore was one of the more accurate kickers in the nation, connecting of 22-of-26 field goal attempts (84.6 percent). Equally as impressive, Bevins was 10-of-10 from 30-39 yards and 7-of-9 from 40 or more yards, including a 50-yarder against Charleston Southern.

Bevins had two streaks where he knocked down eight field goals in a row during the 2009 season. The Newport News, Va., native is one of 17 FCS players in the country to score 100 or more points in 2009 and he currently ranks No. 4 nationally by averaging 9.73 points per game.

The second-year player currently ranks as the NCAA's FCS all-time active leader with an 80.95 field goal percentage (34-of-42) and 1.8 field goals per game (34 out of 23 games).

Bevins was the only underclassmen on this year's Walter Camp Football Foundation Football Championship Subdivision All-America team and one of four players (out of 26) that was not listed as a senior.

Bevins is the second Flame in program history to earn Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America status. He joins former running back Rashad Jennings, who currently is playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as Jennings was named to the Walter Camp listing in 2008.

In all, players from eight different conferences and 22 institutions were represented on the 2009 Walter Camp FCS All-America team. The Colonial Athletic Association (7) had the most selections, followed by the Big Sky (6) and Missouri Valley Conference (5). Four schools had multiple players selected, led by Appalachian State with three. Villanova, Weber State and Southern Illinois each placed two players on the 2009 Walter Camp FCS All-America team.