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December 18th, 2008
AP names Luke Third Team All-American


Texas State senior wide receiver Cameron Luke was named a Third-Team All-American selection by the Associated Press after his record-setting senior season in 2008, when he ranked 12th nationally with 73 receptions, fifth nationally with 1,268 receiving yards and fourth nationally with 17 touchdown catches.

Luke broke his own school records for most receptions and most receiving yards in a single season. He also tied former Bobcat standout running back Claude Mathis for the most touchdowns scored in a season.

A two-time All-Southland Conference First-Team selection, Luke also broke Southland Conference records for most touchdown receptions in a career and is the only Southland Conference receiver to ever record 10 touchdown receptions in back-to-back seasons. He caught 12 touchdown passes in 2007.

Luke led the Southland Conference in receptions and receiving yards in 2008. He ended his collegiate career with 142 catches for 2,431 yards and 32 touchdowns at Texas State.

This marks the second straight season the Associated Press has chosen a Bobcat as a Football Championship Series (FCS) All-American. Last year, the AP named Chris MacDonald as First-Team All-American punter.

Luke is the first Texas State wide receiver to earn All-America honors since 1987, when Eric Tennessee earned NCAA I-AA All-America Third Team honors.

Luke was one of seven Southland Conference players named to the Associated Press All-America Teams. Central Arkansas defensive lineman Larry Hart and Nicholls State defensive back Lardarius Webb were each named on the First-Team defense, while McNeese State running back Toddrick Pendland was a Second-Team selection. Offensive lineman Eman Naghavi of McNeese State, defensive back Tommy Connors of Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin defensive end Tim Knicky joined Luke on the Third Team.

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