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EWU lineman All-American

Right tackle Will Post honored by coaches

Will Post, an offensive lineman at Eastern Washington, was named Tuesday morning as an All-American.

Post, who also is a senior captain for the Eagles, was honored by the American Football Coaches Association.

A three-year letterman from Portland, the 6-foot-6, 310-pound Post is a major reason the Eagles are 10-2 this season and playing in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals this Saturday against Illinois State.

Post has started all 12 games this season for the Eagles, who also finished atop the Big Sky Conference with a 7-1 record.

Post is the only Eastern player to make the squad; the AFCA honors only one player at each position.

Big Sky rival Montana State placed two players on the team, including quarterback DeNarius McGhee and linebacker Jody Owens. No other Big Sky players were selected.

Here is the complete list:

2012 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team


Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

WR Aaron Mellette 6-4 220 Sr. Elon Jason Swepson Sanford, N.C. (Southern Lee)

WR Erik Lora 5-10 181 Jr. Eastern Illinois Dino Babers Miami, Fla. (Columbus)

TE Kyle Juszczyk 6-3 245 Sr. Harvard Tim Murphy Medina, Ohio (Cloverleaf)

OL Earl Watford 6-4 295 Sr. James Madison Mickey Matthews Philadelphia, Pa. (Simon Gratz)

OL Terren Jones 6-7 320 Sr. Alabama St. Reggie Barlow Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (Choctaw)

C Mike Sellers 6-0 290 Jr. Citadel Kevin Higgins Summerville, S.C. (Fort Dorchester)

OL Randy Richards 6-4 310 Sr. Missouri St. Terry Allen Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach)

OL Will Post 6-6 310 Sr. Eastern Washington Beau Baldwin Portland, Ore. (Southridge)

QB DeNarius McGhee 6-0 210 Jr. Montana St. Rob Ash Euless, Texas (Trinity)

RB Miguel Maysonet 5-10 210 Sr. Stony Brook Chuck Priore Riverhead, N.Y. (Riverhead)

RB Zach Zenner 6-0 215 So. South Dakota St. John Stiegelmeier Eagan, Minn. (Eagan)


Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

DL Caraun Reid 6-2 305 Sr. Princeton Bob Surace Bronx, N.Y. (Mount St. Michael)

DL Davis Tull 6-3 230 So. Tennessee-Chattanooga Russ Huesman Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden)

DL Brandon Thurmond 6-2 260 Sr. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Monte Coleman Augusta, Ga. (Laney)

DL Kenneth Boatright 6-4 253 Sr. Southern Illinois Dale Lennon Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook)

LB Matt Evans 6-0 228 Sr. New Hampshire Sean McDonnell Hanover, Mass. (Thayer Academy)

LB Robert McCabe 6-2 234 Sr. Georgetown (D.C.) Kevin Kelly Newtown Square, Pa. (Malvern Prep)

LB Jody Owens 6-0 223 Sr. Montana St. Rob Ash Mesquite, Texas (Horn)

DB AJ Cruz 5-9 190 Sr. Brown Phil Estes Lake Forest, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic)

DB Kejuan Riley 6-1 208 Sr. Alabama St. Reggie Barlow Wetumpka, Ala. (Wetumpka)

DB Marcus Williams 5-11 194 Jr. North Dakota St. Craig Bohl Minneapolis, Minn. (Hopkins)

DB Darnell Taylor* 6-0 195 Sr. Sam Houston St. Willie Fritz Mesquite, Texas (Mesquite)


Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

P Bobby Wenzig 6-2 180 Jr. Alabama St. Reggie Barlow San Diego, Calif. (Westview)

PK Patrick Murray 5-7 182 Sr. Fordham Joe Moorhead Mahwah, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep)

AP Carlos Anderson 5-8 172 Sr. Northern Iowa Mark Farley Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs)