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3 Blue Raiders named to 2017 All-Commonwealth Football Team

Juniors Dylan Beasley, Tony Brackins and Zac Lawson are among the 63 student-athletes across NCAA Divisions I, II and III and NAIA institutions to receive the honor.
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By Matt Wurzburger

COLUMBIA, KY - (Wed 3 May 2017) - Three members of the Lindsey Wilson football team have been selected to the Community Trust Bank 2017 Kentucky's Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team, presented by the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Juniors Dylan Beasley, Tony Brackins and Zac Lawson are among the 63 student-athletes across NCAA Divisions I, II and III and NAIA institutions to receive the honor.

Beasley started in all 13 games for the Blue Raiders and accumulated 3,660 passing yards and 36 passing touchdowns while completing 63.5 percent of his passing attempts. In addition, the junior from Bloomfield, Kentucky earned Second Team All Mid-South Conference West honors while being selected to the Academic All MSC Team and earning 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.

Brackins appeared in all 13 games for LWC and ranked second on the team with 88 total tackles. The junior from Louisville, Ky. forced a team-high two fumbles and intercepted a team-leading three passes while earning First Team All MSC West honors.

Lawson spearheaded an offense that averaged the sixth-most points in the NAIA. His contributions on the offensive line allowed the Blue Raiders to gain 187.2 yards per game on the ground. The junior from Bloomfield, Ky. received Academic All MSC honors and was selected to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America College Division Football Team while also being named a 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

The Kentucky Collegiate All-Commonwealth Team is a pre-season recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky college or university. The Kentucky Collegiate All Commonwealth Team represents the best college football players that the state of Kentucky has to offer, while their dedication to the game has contributed significantly to their teams. Players that exhibit this unique leadership skill were nominated by their University/College to be recognized as a member of the Kentucky All Commonwealth Team.

Lindsey Wilson is coming off a program-best 11-2 season in 2016, reaching the NAIA Football Championship Series Quarterfinals for the second time in three years.

This story was posted on 2017-05-04 04:27:41
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