B-CU's Hackney Tabbed to The Sports Network All-America Team

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          Release: 12/11/2012
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PHILADELPHIA - Bethune-Cookman offensive lineman Terrance Hackney has been selected to The Sports Network FCS All-America Third Team announced Monday afternoon from The Sports Network offices in Philadelphia.

The 6-6, 310-pound offensive tackle from Chapel Hill, North Carolina is picking up his second All-America award of the year after being named to the BSN All-America squad last week. In total, Hackney has now registered two All-America team nods, in addition to the MEAC All-Conference Team and the MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year award.

In 2012, Hackney - a transfer from Ole Miss - anchored a Bethune-Cookman offensive line unit paving the way for a MEAC-leading 4,665 yards of total offense. That total includes a league-leading 2,928 yards on the ground. Hackney's blocking exploits were instrumental in placing Bethune-Cookman atop the conference in scoring offense (29.4 points per game).

As a team, the Wildcats won the 2012 MEAC title - the fifth of its kind in school history - after recording an unblemished record of 8-0 in the league, advancing to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs for the second time under head coach Brian Jenkins, recently completing his third year at the helm in Daytona Beach. Overall, the Cats have won two of the last three MEAC crowns.

Joining Hackney on this year's Sports Network All-America squad from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference was linebacker Keith Pough of Howard, named to the second team defensive unit.

The Big Sky, the largest conference in the FCS, had the most All-America selections with 16, followed by the Southern Conference with 15, CAA Football with 12, the Missouri Valley Football Conference with 11, and the Ohio Valley Conference with 10. The Southland Conference garnered seven selections, the Ivy League, Patriot League and Southwestern Athletic Conference had five selections each, the Big South four, the Northeast Conference three, and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Pioneer Football League two each.

To view this year's complete All-America Team from The Sports Network, please click here.

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