ASU’s fifth-year seniors named Sportsmen of the Year
Posted: December 25, 2014 at 3 a.m.
Brock Barnhill used to stand on the sideline at Centennial Bank Stadium and let his mind wander.
On the dime
Ten fifth-year seniors, who were recruited by Steve Roberts in 2010, will play their final game for Arkansas State on Jan. 4 against Toledo in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Their distinction from other groups of fifth-year seniors is they have played for five head coaches in five seasons — Roberts, Hugh Freeze, Gus Malzahn, Bryan Harsin and Blake Anderson. ASU is 35-16 with four consecutive bowl trips.
22;Brock Barnhill;DB;Mountain Home;Former walk-on became special teams contributor
80;William Boyd;WR;Cave City;Walk-on earned scholarship. Caught first career pass vs. New Mexico State this season.
58;Tyler Greve;C;Jonesboro;Started 12 games at center this season
6;Frankie Jackson;DB;Baton Rouge;Played RB and LB (917 career yards, 65 career tackles)
32;Ryan Jacobs;DB;Evans, Ga.;Played mostly on special teams; 11 tackles, 1 fumble receovery
48;Qushaun Lee;MLB;Prattville, Ala.;Fourth all-time on ASU’s career tackles list (390)
87;Kenneth Rains;TE;Hot Springs;7 starts; 14-160 receiving, 3 TDs
21;Andrew Tryon;SS;Russellville;24 starts; 149 tackles, 20 breakups, 3 INTs; 10-308 KOR
69;Alan Wright;RG;Cave City;21 starts
11;Sterling Young;FS;Hoover, Ala.;45 consecutive starts: 268 tackles, 151 unassisted; 7-59 INTs; 6-55 FR; 13 BR; 6 FR
NOTE Defensive tackle Markel Owens also would have been a fifth-year senior this season. He was shot and killed at his mother’s home in Jackson, Tenn., on Jan. 15, 2014.
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