ASU’s fifth-year seniors named Sportsmen of the Year

Posted: December 25, 2014 at 3 a.m.

Arkansas State fifth-year seniors (front to back) Frankie Jackson, Andrew Tryon, Qushaun Lee, Ryan Jacobs, Brock Barnhill, Sterling Young (behind Barnhill), William Boyd (right of Jacobs), Alan Wright, Tyler Greve and Kenneth Rains have played for five head coaches in five seasons. The Red Wolves, led by first-year Coach Blake Anderson, will play in the GoDaddy Bowl on Jan. 4 against Toledo in Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State fifth-year seniors (front to back) Frankie Jackson, Andrew Tryon, Qushaun Lee, Ryan Jacobs, Brock Barnhill, Sterling Young (behind Barnhill), William Boyd (right of Jacobs), Alan Wright, Tyler Greve and Kenneth Rains have played for five head coaches in five seasons. The Red Wolves, led by first-year Coach Blake Anderson, will play in the GoDaddy Bowl on Jan. 4 against Toledo in Mobile, Ala.

Brock Barnhill used to stand on the sideline at Centennial Bank Stadium and let his mind wander.

Blake Anderson is the fifth head coach in five seasons at Arkansas State. He replaced Bryan Harsin, who left ASU after one season to take the Boise St...

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.

PLAYER;POS.;HOMETOWN;COMMENT

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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