QB Casey Brockman of Murray State, RB C.J. Tuckett of Weber State, QB Ryan Taggart of Holy Cross, DE Willie Jefferson of Stephen F. Austin, and Northern Iowa K Tyler Sievertsen have been selected as the College Sporting News All-Stars for the week ending November 20, 2011 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Brockman and Jefferson are repeat All-Star honorees in 2011.
Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
Casey Brockman, Murray State, Quarterback, 6-2, 225, Jr., Murray, KY
Brockman passed, rushed and caught a touchdown pass all in the first half of Murray State’s 35-34 victory over Southeast Missouri in the team’s season finale. He finished the day 31-of-44 for 222 yards and two passing touchdown, rushed 11 times for 77 yards and a 10-yard score and caught a six-yard touchdown pass. Brockman finished the year with 3,276 passing yards, the second-most in OVC single-season history, while his 316 completions established a new OVC record. Brockman ranks sixth nationally in total offense (315.45 yards/game) and points responsible for (16.91 points/game).
C.J. Tuckett, Weber State, Runningback, 5-10, 200, Jr., Malta, ID
Tuckett rushed for 211 yards on 20 carries and scored five touchdowns as Weber State upset ranked Portland State 48-33. Tuckett scored on runs of 53, 1, 4, 3, and 30 yards. His final three touchdown runs came in the fourth quarter. Tuckett, who had 407 all-purpose yards against Northern Arizona on Nov. 12, rushed for 465 yards and nine touchdowns in his last two games.
Ryan Taggart, Holy Cross, Quarterback, 6-2, 214, Sr., Bedford, TX
Taggart concluded a strong season with an outstanding performance in a 41-21 win at Fordham. He completed 24-of-37 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns without an interception, and also ran for 63 yards and a score to lead the Crusaders back from a 21-14 halftime deficit. Taggart threw for over 300 yards for the fourth time this season. He finished the year ranked fourth on the Holy Cross single-season list for completions (268) and fifth in total offense (3,444). The Crusaders finished the season with a winning record (6-5) for the seventh year in a row.
Willie Jefferson, Stephen F. Austin, Defensive End, 6-6, 230, Jr., Beaumont, TX
Jefferson recorded four sacks to help the Lumberjacks beat Northwestern State 33-0 for their third consecutive win in the series. It is the second game this season he has recorded at least four sacks in a game. He has 16 sacks this season, which tied the conference record set by Lumberjack Kenneth Charles last year. The four tackles for loss pushed the Demons back 28 yards. Jefferson finished the game with five tackles and recovered a fumble.
Tyler Sievertsen, Northern Iowa, Kicker, 6-2, 185, So., Cedar Rapids, IA
With three field goals and 11 total points, Sievertsen carried UNI to a 23-20, double-overtime victory at ranked Illinois State. Sievertsen 3-of-3 connections on field goal tries of 38, 40 and 36 yards and was also 2-of-2 on PATs. Trailing 13-10 in the fourth quarter, he converted a 40-yard field goal attempt into a stiff wind to tie the game and force overtime with only 0:05 remaining. In the second overtime period, his 36-yard field goal served as the game-winner and clinched UNI a share of the MVFC title. On the season, Sievertsen is now 17-of-18 on field goals and a perfect 34-of-34 on PATs, with eight of his field goals coming from 40 yards or further.