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OSU's Sharp Named To 2012 AFCA All-America Team

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Oklahoma State kicker Quinn Sharp was named to the 2012 American Football Coaches Association All-America team. This makes him the first player in school history to claim a spot on a recognized All-America team in three different seasons.

Sharp had previously been named to the Football Writers Association's All-America team as a punter in 2010 and as a kicker in 2011.

Entering this week's regular-season finale at Baylor, Sharp leads all kickers nationally with 11.8 points scored per game and 2.09 field goals made per game. He's also a perfect 61-for-61 on point-after-touchdown attempts. His career field goal percentage of .833 ranks third in the country and he is the active career leader in touchbacks on kickoffs by a wide margin after leading the nation in that category every year of his career.

Though he did not earn AFCA All-America punter recognition, it should be noted that he also holds a spot among the elite at that position as well, leading all Big 12 punters with a 46.2 yards-per-punt average. He is the primary reason for Oklahoma State ranking eighth in the country in net punting.

2012 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team

Offense
WR - Marqise Lee, USC
WR - Terrance Williams, Baylor
TE - Zach Ertz, Stanford
OL - Chance Warmack, Alabama
OL - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
C - Dalton Freeman, Clemson
OL - Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
OL - David Yankey, Stanford
QB - Tajh Boyd, Clemson
RB - Kenjon Barner, Oregon
RB - Montee Ball*, Wisconsin

Defense
DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL - Bjoern Werner, Florida St.
DL - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
DL - Will Sutton, Arizona St.
LB - Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
LB - Jarvis Jones*, Georgia
LB - C.J. Mosley, Alabama
DB - Eric Reid, LSU
DB - Dee Milliner, Alabama
DB - Jordan Poyer, Oregon St.
DB - Phillip Thomas, Fresno St.

Specialists
P - Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
PK - Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma St.
AP - Tavon Austin, West Virginia
*-2011 All-American

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