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Three Football Players Earn All-America Honors

December 19, 2011  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Kevin Fogg was one of three Liberty players to earn All-America honors.

Kevin Fogg was one of three Liberty players to earn All-America honors.

Associated Press All-America team

Sports Network All-America team

Following a season of individual record-breaking accomplishments, three Liberty football players have garnered All-America honors from the Associated Press and the Sports Network.

Malcolm Boyd was named to the Associated Press third-team All-America squad at offensive line, while Kevin Fogg and Chris Summers were selected to the Sports Network/ FCS All-America team. Fogg was a first-team honoree as a kickoff returner specialist, while Summers was a third-team selection at wide receiver.

Boyd started 10 games for Liberty at left guard, missing the VMI game due to an injury.  The Big South first-team all-conference honoree graded out at 86 percent, while recording 60 knockdowns and individually allowing only one sack.

The junior was a key component of Liberty's offensive line that finished the year ranked No. 9 in the country in scoring offense (35.91 points per game), No. 19 in passing offense (270.27) and No. 20 total offense (426.25).

Boyd is the 10th offensive lineman in program history to earn All-America honors and the second to earn first, second or third team honors at the Division I level.

Boyd also gives Liberty an Associated Press All-American for the fourth-straight season. He joins Rashad Jennings (2008/first-team/running back), Matt Bevins (2009/first-team, 2010/second-team/kicker) and Summers (2010/third-team/wide receiver) on the short list.

Fogg was the nation's No. 1 kickoff return specialist in 2011, with the junior leading all FCS returners in touchdown returns and return average.

Fogg finished the year averaging 33.52 yards per kickoff return, a mark that was more than two yards ahead of anyone else in the country. Setting a new program standard, Fogg was one of only two Division I players (either FCS or FBS) to return three kick offs for a touchdown in 2011 (joined by New Mexico State's Taveon Rogers).

Summers earned All-America honors for the second-straight season, after obtaining first-team stature from the Sports Network, College Sporting News and Phil Steele in 2010.

Summers, one of Liberty's 17 seniors, led all Big South wide receivers in 2011, finishing the year with 64 receptions, 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns.

The yearly totals allowed Summers to become Liberty's all-time career leader in touchdown receptions (26), receiving yards (2,712) and total receptions (188).