Wednesday, February 26, 2014

McCombie Racks 4th Honor

Rock's McCombie collects fourth All-America honor

LIBERTY, Mo. – Slippery Rock University senior punter James McCombie was named Thursday to honorable mention All-America honors.

The All-America honor was the fourth received by McCombie, who the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team committee named last week to first-team honors.

Earlier, McCombie was named to second-team All-America honors by Daktronics and third-team honors by Beyond Sports Network.

In addition, McCombie previously received first-team all-region honors from the Hansen committee and Daktronics and first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division status in voting by the division's head football coaches.

A native of Nicktown, Pa., and graduate of Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg, McCombie ranked first in the PSAC and fifth among NCAA Division II punters last fall with a per-punt average of 43.2 yards.

McCombie had 12 punts that traveled 50 or more yards last fall, headlined by a career-best-tying 74-yarder in the season opener at Northwood. McCombie also had 13 of his 53 punts land inside the opponents' 20-yard line this fall and only nine result in touchbacks.

A park and resource management major at SRU, McCombie finished his four-year career as The Rock's first-team punter with a 40.5 yards per punt average. McCombie had six punts that traveled 60 or more yards, 34 punts that traveled 50 or more yards and 67 that landed inside the opponent's 20-yard line during his 208-punt college career.

 Bob McComas
Sports Information Director
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way - Room 201 Old Main
Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
Office: 724.738.2777
Fax: 724.738.4761
Cell: 724.421.5658

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