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July 19th, 2010
Hall, Griggs named All-America by magazines

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Texas State wide receive Da’Marcus Griggs. Texas State sports information graphic.

STAFF REPORT

At least two preseason college football publications are expecting another high-powered offensive season for the Texas State football team, based on their All-American selections.

Offensive guard D. J. Hall and wide receiver Da’Marcus Griggs have been named to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) first team Phil Steele and Lindy’s preseason football magazines.

Hall, a 6-3, 305-pound native of Palestine, was named an All-America first-team selection by Phil Steele and an All-FCS second-team selection by Lindy’s. Hall also was chosen one of the nation’s top 10 FCS offensive linemen by The Sports Network and honorable mention All-American by Consensus Draft Service.

Hall was named an All-Southland Conference first-team offensive lineman in 2009 after being named a second-team selection in 2008. Hall started 11 games and helped the Bobcats hold their opponents to an average of 1.36 sacks per game. He and the Texas State offensive line paved the way for the offense to gain an average of 422 yards and score 32 points per game. Hall has started 24 straight games for Texas State entering the 2010 campaign.

Griggs is a 6-1, 185-pound senior wide receiver from Bay City who was chosen an All-FCS first-team selection by Lindy’s and a FCS All-America second-team player by Phil Steele. Hall also was chosen one of the top 10 FCS wide receivers by The Sports Network and a preseason honorable mention All-American by Consensus Draft Service.

Griggs set a school record with 80 receptions last year and ranked 12th nationally in receiving yards with an average of 88.1 yards per game. He ended the season with 969 yards and caught eight touchdown passes.

In addition to earning preseason All-America honors, Hall and Griggs were named preseason All-Southland Conference first-team selections by Phil Steele.

Steven Kenney, a 6-1, 290-pound junior from Pearland, was named a second-team All-Southland Conference selection after starting 11 games at center last season. It was Kenney’s first season as a starter for the Bobcats.

Texas State opens the 2010 season at Houston on Sept. 4 before playing its first home game against Southern Arkansas on Sept. 11 at Bobcat Stadium.

The Bobcats ended the 2009 season with a 7-4 record and were ranked 24th by the FCS Coaches poll and 25th by The Sports Network. For the first time in school history, the Bobcats have been nationally-ranked in two consecutive seasons at the Division I level. In addition the Bobcats have recorded back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1990-1.

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