NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior defensive end Tim Knicky has been named a 2009 Walter Camp Football Foundation FCS All-American. The two-time All-America selection was the only Southland Conference player selected to the team.
A two-time first-team All-Southland Conference selection, and a four-time all-conference honoree, Knicky closed out his career finishing second in the nation in sacks (1.04 pg). Knicky recorded 41 tackles, including 15 for losses, and 12.5 sacks, only one sack shy of tying the league's single-season record in 2009.
A former walk-on who battled his way into the starting lineup during his freshman season, Knicky has been one of the most decorated defensive linemen in school history. He recorded more than 200 tackles, including 99 solo stops, during his four years in Nacogdoches. He also posted 32.5 sacks, 59.5 tackles for losses, forced seven fumbles and recovered three fumbles during his career.
FCS head coaches and sports information directors select the Walter Camp All-America team every year. Camp, considered "The Father of American Football," first selected an All-America team in 1889.