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December 11, 2012

VSU’s Ryan Schraeder named an AFCA All-American

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State offensive lineman Ryan Schraeder was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American Team on Monday.

Schraeder, an AFCA All-American in 2011, has helped anchor a senior laden offensive line that has guided the Blazers to an average of 481.2 yards per game, including a school-record 219.8 yards rushing.

Entering last week's national semifinal against Minnesota State-Mankato, Schraeder had graded out at 95.7 percent this season, with 799 positive graded plays out of 835.

Schraeder entered the game with a team-high 58 knockdowns.

Two weeks ago, Schraeder was named the 26th rated offensive tackle prospect for the upcoming April 2013 NFL Draft.

Valdosta State faces Winston-Salem State in the Division II National Championship Game on Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern (noon Central) at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala.

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