12/10/2012 12:13:00 PM
Punter Bobby Wenzig, free safety Kejuan Riley, and tackle Terren Jones were named to the Sports Network FCS All-America team. Wenzig earned second-team honors, while Riley and Jones earned third-team accolades. It is the second All-American recognition for all three players this season, each of whom were named to the 2012 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America team earlier this month. Wenzig (6-2, 185, JR, San Diego, Ca.) led the SWAC and ranked third in the nation in punting in earned Sports Network FCS All-America accolades for the first time. He averaged a career high in punting average (45.6 yards), punts of at least 50 yards (20), and punts downed inside the 20 (24). Wenzig was a six-time SWAC Special Teams Player of the Week winner and a one-time National Special Teams Player of the Week honoree, had a game average of at least 46.0 yards per punt six times, and also had one rush for 14 yards leading to game-winning touchdown at Grambling State. Wenzig is a two-time All-SWAC recipient, and earned first-team honors this season. Riley (6-2, 208, SR, Wetumkpa, Ala.) becomes a three-time Sports Network FCS All-America at free safety (2nd Team 2010; 1st team 2011). Riley is Alabama State’s career leader in interceptions (21) and interception return yards (348), and ranks first and second, respectively, on the active FCS lists in both categories. This season, Riley tied for the conference lead with four interceptions, while ranking fourth on the team with 55 tackles (39 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, four passes defensed, and one forced fumble. Riley made interceptions in back-to-back games twice this season (vs. Mississippi Valley State / at Grambling; at Prairie View/at Southern). Riley also earned first-team All-SWAC honors for the third time. Jones (6-7, 320, SR, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) is named to the Sports Network FCS All-America team for the first time. Jones anchored the offensive line, starting every game at left tackle. He helped the Hornets gain more than 400 yards four times and score at least 30 points in six consecutive games. Alabama State rushed for more than 2,000 yards this season with a conference-best 31 rushing touchdowns. Jones earned All-SWAC honors for the third straight season, his second straight first team selection, in 2012.