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More All-America honors for McKnight, Minett

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 12/22/2010 13:38:09

South Dakota State University football players Ryan McKnight and Kyle Minett were each honored on two more Football Championship Subdivision All-America teams, which were announced Wednesday.

McKnight was a second-team selection to both the Sports Network and Phil Steele All-America squads, while Minett received third-team recognition.

A senior offensive lineman from Sioux Falls, McKnight has been honored on four All-America teams since the conclusion of the 2010 season. The 6-foot-1, 295-pounder was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation First Team and the Associated Press Second Team earlier in the month. McKnight earned all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors for the second consecutive season in 2010, anchoring a relatively inexperienced Jackrabbit offensive line that allowed only six sacks all season, while averaging 344 yards of total offense per game. He started nine games at center and two at left guard.

Also honored on the AP Third Team this season, Minett became the first Jackrabbit running back in history to gain 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Despite missing the season finale due to injury, Minett tallied 1,208 yards and 12 touchdowns, topping the 100-yard mark in eight straight games as he earned first-team all-MVFC recognition. The Ruthton, Minn., native also ranked fourth on the team with 28 receptions for 192 yards. Minett finished his career second all-time at SDSU with 4,277 rushing yards.

SDSU, coached by John Stiegelmeier, finished the 2010 season with a 5-6 overall record, including a 4-4 mark in conference play.

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