10 Roos make all-conference

11-20-07 - The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced its 2007 Football All-Conference teams, and 10 members of the Austin College football team have been honored as All-SCAC performers.

Senior offensive tackle Justin Duncan of Greenville was named First Team All-SCAC after anchoring an offensive line that cleared the way for a SCAC-leading 241.1 rushing yards per game and 27 touchdowns.

Seniors Jared Baker, Patrick Martell, and Peyton Woodyard join junior Matt Finke as Second Team All-SCAC honorees.

Baker, a defensive end from Gilmer, finished the season ranked 2nd in the SCAC in both sacks and tackles for loss, registering 7.5 sacks and 16 total tackles for loss. He finished 3rd on the team with 55 tackles.

Martell, a linebacker from Dallas, ranked 6th in the SCAC with 6.0 sacks, added 8.0 tackles-for-loss and finished tied with Woodyard for 5th on the team with 51 tackles. Woodyard, a linebacker from The Woodlands, also had 8.5 tackles-for-loss and an interception.

Finke, a defensive back from Denison, ranked 4th in the SCAC with four interceptions and returned one for a touchdown, and was tied for 8th in the conference in passes defended. Finke also recorded 57 tackles, good for second on the team.

Seniors Kent Bell, Ryan Cowley, and Gary Sullivan were joined by juniors Scooter Means and Ross Hasten as Honorable Mention All-Conference selections.

Bell, a quarterback from Lewisville, threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 316 yards and four scores. Sullivan, an offensive tackle from Pottsboro, joined Duncan as season long starters who helped the ’Roos become one of the top running teams in the nation.

Cowley, a runningback from Pottsboro, and Hasten, a runningback from Lewisville, were the main weapons in the ’Roos offensive attack this year and formed one of the top runningback tandems in the country this season. Hasten finished with a team-best 672 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns, and Cowley rushed for 653 yards and a team-best nine scores. Both players averaged 5.7 yards per carry.

Means, a linebacker from Denison, led the ’Roos in tackles for the third straight season, finishing with 87 stops. He also had 8.5 tackles-for-loss and an interception this season.