Ryan Allen Named All-America by AFCA

Nov. 28, 2012

WACO, Texas - Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen, a Ray Guy Award finalist and the 2011 Ray Guy Award winner, was named to the 2012 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team announced Wednesday by the American Football Coaches Association.

Allen leads the nation in punting this season with an average of 48.04 yards per punt and leads the nation in net punting with a net punting average of 43.51. He booted the longest punt this season of any punter in the country with an 85-yard kick at New Mexico State. Over 44 percent of his punts this season have landed inside the 20 and over 46 percent of his punts have gone over 50 yards.

This is the second consecutive year Allen has received All-America honors but the first from the AFCA. Blue Ribbon and the Walter Camp Football Foundation bestowed All-America honors on Tech's punter last season.

Allen will be at the ESPN College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 6 where he will find out on national television if he will win the Ray Guy Award for the second consecutive year.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best -- the coaches themselves.

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2012 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team


Pos          Name     Ht.          Wt.         Cl.           School    Coach     Hometown (High School)



WR          Marqise Lee          6-0          195         So.           USC         Lane Kiffin             Inglewood, Calif. (Serra)

WR          Terrance Williams                6-2          205         Sr.           Baylor     Art Briles               Dallas, Texas (W.T. White)

TE            Zach Ertz                6-6          252         Sr.           Stanford David Shaw            Alamo, Calif. (Monte Visa)

OL           Chance Warmack 6-3          320         Sr.           Alabama Nick Saban             Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)

OL           Luke Joeckel         6-6          310         Jr.            Texas A&M            Kevin Sumlin         Arlington, Texas (Arlington)

C              Dalton Freeman   6-5          285         Sr.           Clemson Dabo Swinney       Pelion, S.C. (Pelion)

OL           Jonathan Cooper  6-3          295         Sr.           North Carolina      Larry Fedora         Wilmington, N.C. (Hoggard)

OL           David Yankey        6-5          301         Jr.            Stanford David Shaw            Roswell, Ga. (Centennial)

QB           Tajh Boyd               6-1          225         Jr.            Clemson Dabo Swinney       Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)

RB           Kenjon Barner      5-11        192         Sr.           Oregon  Chip Kelly              Riverside, Calif. (Notre Dame)

RB           Montee Ball*        5-11        215         Sr.           Wisconsin              Bret Bielema         Wentzville, Mo. (Timberland)



Pos          Name     Ht.          Wt.         Cl.           School    Coach     Hometown (High School)

DL           Jadeveon Clowney               6-6          256         So.           South Carolina      Steve Spurrier      Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe)

DL           Bjoern Werner     6-4          255         Jr.            Florida St.              Jimbo Fisher          Berlin, Germany (Salisbury [Conn.])

DL           Damontre Moore 6-4          250         Jr.            Texas A&M            Kevin Sumlin         Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett)

DL           Will Sutton            6-1          267         Jr.            Arizona St.             Todd Graham        Corona, Calif. (Centennial)

LB            Manti Te'o             6-2          255         Sr.           Notre Dame          Brian Kelly             Laie, Hawaii (Punahou)

LB            Jarvis Jones*         6-3          241         Jr.            Georgia  Mark Richt             Columbus, Ga. (Carver)

LB            C.J. Mosley            6-2          232         Jr.            Alabama Nick Saban             Theodore, Ala. (Theodore)

DB           Eric Reid                6-2          212         Jr.            LSU         Les Miles               Geismar, La. (Dutchtown)

DB           Dee Milliner          6-1          199         Jr.            Alabama Nick Saban             Millbrook, Ala. (Stanhope Elmore)

DB           Jordan Poyer        6-0          190         Sr.           Oregon St.             Mike Riley             Astoria, Ore. (Astoria)

DB           Phillip Thomas      6-1          215         Sr.           Fresno St.              Tim DeRuyter        Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield)



Pos          Name     Ht.          Wt.         Cl.           School    Coach     Hometown (High School)

P              Ryan Allen             6-2          215         Sr.           Louisiana Tech      Sonny Dykes         Salem, Ore. (West Salem)

PK           Quinn Sharp          6-1          205         Sr.           Oklahoma St.         Mike Gundy          Mansfield, Texas (Summit)

AP           Tavon Austin         5-9          171         Sr.           West Virginia        Dana Holgorsen    Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar)

*-2011 All-American



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