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AP Names Tavon All-American

West Virginia's Tavon Austin has been named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press as an All-Purpose Back.

Tavon Austin (1) was named First Team All-American, while Stedman Bailey (3) was awarded Second Team status.

Austin was one of the tops in the nation with 110 receptions, 1,259 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns. Towards the end of the season, he was also lined up at running back and broke the West Virginia record for rushing yards in a game with 344 against Oklahoma.

He finished the regular season with 598 rushing yards and three more touchdowns on only 61 carries, an almost 10 yard average.

Not only that, but Austin was a threat in the return game.

The 5-foot-9, 174-pounder returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score against Kansas State and a punt 76 yards for a touchdown against TCU.

His 230.0 all-purpose yards per game was second in the country to Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews.


Also, junior Stedman Bailey was named Second Team All-American at Wide Receiver by the Associated Press.

The Miramar (FL) prospect was a Biletnikoff Award Finalist and finished the regular season with 106 catches for 1,501 yards and a BCS-record 23 receiving touchdowns.

It is likely that he will head off to the NFL, but, if he were to return, Bailey would be on pace to finish first or second in NCAA history in multiple receiving categories.

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