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The American Football Coaches Association named Oklahoma State kicker Quinn Sharp to its All American team on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Sharp is now the first Cowboy to be named All-American in three seasons. He was listed 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, is 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.
Here are some facts and figures about Sharp from the Oklahoma State media relations office.
Over the last four seasons, Oklahoma State has had a Ray Guy Award winner (Matt Fodge in 2008) and a Lou Groza Award winner (Dan Bailey in 2010). Current Cowboy punter/kicker/kickoff specialist Quinn Sharp is worthy of mention with those Cowboys.
• He is the reigning Big 12 special teams player of the year.
• He has already earned first-team All-America honors as both a punter and a kicker (in two different seasons).
• A year ago, Sharp was third nationally with a punting average of 46.3 yards and he was seventh nationally in field goal percentage (22-of-25).
Hard to Find
Quinn Sharp is averaging 46.2 yards per punt. That number would rank No. 5 in the country if he had enough punts to appear in the NCAA statistics.
The Net is the Thing
Punting averages are great, but net punting is the bottom line in football. OSU enters the Baylor game eighth in the country in that category with an average net of 40.5 yards.
The NCAA’s Best
For his career, Quinn Sharp averages 45.9 yards per punt. That number tops all active NCAA players.
Sharp at a Glance
• He is a touchback machine on kickoffs. He has 69 this season to lead the country, after leading the nation in that category each of the last three years.
• Sharp is No. 2 nationally in scoring with 11.82 points per game.
• Sharp’s career field-goal percentage of 83.3 is third in the country.
• Sharp is No. 8 all-time at OSU with 275 career points.
• Sharp has 77 career punts in excess of 50 yards, 17 that traveled 60 yards or further and four longer than 70 yards, including a 74-yarder vs. West Virginia.
• Sharp leads the country with 2.09 made field-goals per game in 2012.
• He has converted all 21 of his career field-goal attempts inside 30 yards.
• Sharp has made 23 field goals this season. He had 22 in 13 games in 2011.
• He had a string of 15 straight converted field goals snapped against Texas Tech. He did, however, tie a career long with a 51-yarder against the Red Raiders.
2012 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team
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
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.
P – Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
PK – Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma St.
AP – Tavon Austin, West Virginia