Five Bobcats earn All-Sun Belt accolades

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Texas State Football

Texas State senior tight end Gabe Schrade and sophomore offensive lineman Aaron Brewer were named to Phil Steele’s 2017 Postseason All-Sun Belt second team on Wednesday. 

Senior wide receiver Elijah King, senior linebacker Gabe Loyd and junior linebacker Frankie Griffin were placed on Steele’s All-Sun Belt third team. 

Schrade, a two-time captain for Texas State, finished the 2017 campaign with 287 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 20 receptions. The Deland, Florida native started all 12 games for the Bobcats. Schrade hauled in a career-long 54-yard pass against Coastal Carolina on Oct. 28, which was the third-longest reception by a tight end in the Sun Belt this season. Schrade was previously named to the Sun Belt conference’s second team. 

Brewer, who was named to the Sun Belt’s third team, played all 894 offensive snaps in 2017. The Dallas native played three different positions during his sophomore year, and led the Texas State with 75 knockdown blocks. 

King, who was the team’s leading receiver, hauled in 52 receptions for 750 yards and three touchdowns. He was ranked sixth in the conference in receptions, and seventh in the Sun Belt in receiving yards. He amassed a career-high 11 receptions against New Mexico State on Nov. 4, which was tied for the second most receptions in a game in the Sun Belt in 2017. 

Loyd, who was a two-time captain for the Bobcats and a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy for top-student athlete, had a team-high five sacks. Loyd was also the team’s second-leading tackler with 83 and had 10 tackles for loss, while starting all 12 games. He ranked second in the conference in forced fumbles, 14th in both total tackles and tackles for loss. 

Griffin started all 12 games and led the team in tackles for loss with 11. The Spring native, recorded four sacks during the 2017 campaign, which was second on the team. He had 74 total tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Griffin ranked ninth in the Sun Belt in tackles for loss, 20th in sacks and 23rd in total tackles. He earned All-Sun Belt third team recognition by the conference. 

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