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February 2, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU punter earns All-America honors

LIBERTY, Mo. – James McCombie, a Slippery Rock University park and resource management major from Nicktown and a punter on the SRU football squad, has been named to honorable mention All-America honors.

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

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

In addition, the SRU senior 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.

McCombie ranked first in the PSAC and fifth among NCAA Division II punters last fall with a per-punt average of 43.2 yards. He had 12 punts that traveled 50 or more yards, headlined by a career-best-tying 74-yarder in the season opener at Northwood. He also had 13 of his 53 punts land inside the opponents' 20-yard line this fall and only nine result in touchbacks.

He finished his four-year career as The Rock's first-team punter with a 40.5 yards per punt average and 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.

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