Mike Brown was one of three Liberty football players named to the College Sporting News Sweet 63 All-America team.
Mike Brown, Chris Summers and Matt Bevins were each named to the College Sporting News Sweet 63 All-America team, as the organization announced the final FCS All-America team for the 2010 season late last week. The College Sporting News All-America team differs from all other national FCS squads, as it is designed like an actual team that could take the field and play in a game. The squad has everything from quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and a full defense to a complete special teams unit that includes a long snapper. The 2010 squad is the first year that the College Sporting News All-America team has featured 63 players, a number that signifies the amount of scholarships available to teams at the FCS level. Liberty had three of the four Big South football players named to the All-America team. Brown, Summers and Bevins were joined by Coastal Carolina long snapper Daniel Bonifas. Brown, a two-time Big South Offensive Player of the Year, finished his first full season under center by throwing for 2,956 yards and 23 touchdowns, while rushing for 854 yards and nine touchdowns. Brown was a Walter Payton Award candidate (national player of the year) and a finalist for the Dudley Award (top Division I football player in Virginia). He finished the year ranked No. 1 in the country in total offense (346.4/game), No. 4 in points responsible for (17.45/game), No. 7 in passing efficiency (149.63) and No. 8 in passing yards per game (268.7). Summers set new program standards by finishing the year with 1,081 receiving yards and 15 touchdown receptions. The first-team Sports Network and Phil Steele Postseason All-American finished the year ranked No. 2 nationally in total receiving touchdowns, No. 5 in receiving yards per game (108.1), No. 8 in total receiving yards and No. 8 in scoring (9.0/game). Bevins, who is making his second-straight appearance on the College Sporting News All-America team, led the country in field goals (1.82/game) for the second year in a row. The junior became the first kicker in program and Big South history to cross the 100-point threshold in consecutive seasons. After missing four of his first five field goal tries of the year, Bevins closed out the season by hitting 19 of his last 22 attempts, including 12-straight to close out the season. In just three years with the program, Bevins is already Liberty's and the Big South's all-time leader with 54 career field goals.
2010 College Sporting News Sweet 63 All-America Team Wide Receiver Brandon Kaufman, So., Eastern Washington Wide Receiver Tysson Poots, Sr., Southern Utah Wide Receiver Brian Quick, Jr., Appalachian State Wide Receiver Lito Senatus, Sr., Western Illinois Wide Receiver Chris Summers, Jr., Liberty Wide Receiver Raymond Webber, Sr., Arkansas-Pine Bluff Tight End Andrew Kennedy, Sr., Columbia Tight End Shadrae King, Jr., Robert Morris Tackle David Arkin, Sr., Missouri State Tackle Ben Ijalana, Sr., Villanova Tackle Daniel Kilgore, Sr., Appalachian State Tackle Mike Person, Sr., Montana State Tackle Will Rackley, Sr., Lehigh Guard Brent Clouser, Sr., Villanova Guard Pat Illig, Sr., Wofford Guard J.C. Oram, Jr., Weber State Center Sean Middleton, Sr., Southeast Missouri State Center Ryan McKnight, Sr., South Dakota State Quarterback Pat Devlin, Sr., Delaware Quarterback Matthew Johnson, Sr., Bethune-Cookman Quarterback Denarius McGhee, Fr., Montana State Quarterback Jeremy Moses, Sr., Stephen F. Austin Quarterback DeAndre Presley, Jr., Appalachian State Running Back Nate Eachus, Jr., Colgate Running Back Henry Harris, Sr., Southeast Missouri State Running Back Taiwan Jones, Jr., Eastern Washington Running Back Andrew Pierce, Fr., Delaware Running Back Frank Warren, Sr., Grambling Fullback Eric Breitenstein, So., Wofford All-Purpose Mike Brown, Jr., Liberty All-Purpose Terrence Holt, Sr., Austin Peay All-Purpose Matt Szczur, Sr., Villanova
Defensive End Kenneth Charles, Sr., Stephen F. Austin Defensive End Mario Kurn, Jr., San Diego Defensive End Brian McNally, Jr., New Hampshire Defensive End Ameet Pall, Jr., Wofford Defensive Tackle Kenrick Ellis, Sr., Hampton Defensive Tackle Martin Parker, Sr., Richmond Defensive Tackle Brent Russell, So., Georgia Southern Defensive Tackle Renard Williams, Jr., Eastern Washington Linebacker David Erby, Sr., South Carolina State Linebacker Matt Evans, So., New Hampshire Linebacker DeJuan Fulgham, Sr., Texas Southern Linebacker Kyle Glazier, Sr., Western Illinois Linebacker Tyler Holmes, Jr., Massachusetts Linebacker Marquis Kirkland, Sr., Villanova Linebacker Eric McBride, Sr., Richmond Linebacker J.C. Sherritt, Sr., Eastern Washington Linebacker D.J. Smith, Sr., Appalachian State Cornerback Moses Ellis, Sr., Prairie View Cornerback Trumaine Johnson, Jr., Montana Cornerback Korey Lindsey, Sr., Southern Illinois Cornerback Anthony Walters, Sr., Delaware Safety Anthony Bratton, Sr., Delaware Safety Eugene Clifford, Sr., Tennessee State Safety Matt Johnson, Jr., Eastern Washington Safety Mark LeGree, Sr., Appalachian State Defensive Back/Returnman Jeremy Caldwell, Jr., Eastern Kentucky
Place Kicker Matt Bevins, Jr., Liberty Punter Charlie Edwards, Jr., Georgia Southern Long Snapper Daniel Bonifas, Sr., Coastal Carolina Kickoff Returner Gralyn Crawford, So., Stephen F. Austin Punt Returner Dontrel Johnson, Jr., Murray State Offensive Player of the Year Ben Ijalana, Villanova, Sr., Tackle
Defensive Player of the Year J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington, Sr., Linebacker
Lineman of the Year Ben Ijalana, Villanova, Sr., Tackle
Coach of the Year Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington
Playoff Most Valuable Player Brandon Kaufman, So., Eastern Washington
Special Teams Player of the Year Jeremy Caldwell, Jr., Eastern Kentucky
Freshmen of the Year Denarius McGhee, Montana State Andrew Pierce, Delaware
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