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Former SS players get honors at UNT

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Y’Barbo, Macek
among UNT
players honored
    DENTON   – Brelan Chancellor led a contingent of 12 North Texas players to land 14 spots on the Conference USA 2013 All-Conference football teams, as selected by the league’s 14 head football coaches.

    In addition Conference USA has announced its 2013 All-Freshman football team, as selected by the league's 14 head football coaches and center Kaydon Kirby and punter Blake Macek were picked from North Texas.
    Joining Chancellor on the first team are offensive lineman Cyril Lemon, linebacker Zach Orr and safety Marcus Trice. Offensive lineman Mason Y’Barbo and defensive end Aaron Bellazin were named second-team All-C-USA.
    Running Brandin Byrd, wide receiver Darnell Smith, defensive lineman Richard Abbe, linebacker Derek Akunne, defensive back Kenny Buyers and safety Lairamie Lee earned honorable mention all-conference recognition.
    Orr is a first-team all-conference pick and the leading tackler for North Texas with a career-high 114, which is tied for 10th in a single season all-time at NT. He leads the team with 11.0 tackles for loss and four fumbles recovered, with four and ranks third in C-USA in total tackles and tackles per game.
    Y’Barbo earned his second straight all-conference honor while Bellazin earned the first all-conference honor of his career. Byrd, Smith, Abbe, Akunne, Buyers and Lee also picked up the first all-conference awards of their careers.
     Macek finished the season with the best freshman punting average in school history.
    Macek and Y’Barbo are former Sulphur Springs standouts.




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