McCombs a freshman All-American
STORRS, Conn. (January 10, 2012) -- University of Connecticut freshman tailback Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) has been named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American team. McCombs rushed for 1,115 yards this season - the ninth-highest in school single-season history and the second among freshmen at UConn.
McCombs was the 29th-leading rusher in the country and second in the BIG EAST. He was a Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference selection.
McCombs was one of two tailbacks on the team and he was joined by Giovani Bernard of North Carolina. McCombs was the second-leading freshman rusher in the country – just 0.4 yards per game behind Bernard.
University of Connecticut senior defensive tackle Kendall Reyes (Nashua, N.H.) and senior kicker Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) have both been named to the 2011 ECAC Division I Football Bowl Subdivision All-Star team.
Reyes was a First Team All-BIG EAST Conference pick for the second time in a row this season. He started 41 games during his UConn career and was third on the UConn team with 13.5 tackles for loss while making 46 total tackles in 2011. For his career, he had 32.5 tackles for a loss - tenth in school history.
Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) was also a First Team All-BIG EAST pick. Teggart was a four-year standout and holds the UConn career records for field goals (74), extra points (128) and points (350). Teggart kicked a field goal in 22 of his final 25 collegiate games and had multiple field goals in eight games this year and had 11 career games with three or more field goals.