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MSU Football's Silatolu Named an All-American

**UPDATE: Amini Silatolu has been named to the AFCA All-America Team, the first MSU player to receive the honor. Abilene Christian's Edmund Gates, of Vernon, also made the list.**
The honors continue to roll in for Midwestern State junior offensive lineman Amini Silatolu.
The 6-3, 320-pound left tackle from Tracy, Calif. was named a Daktronics second-team All American as released Tuesday afternoon.
Silatolu anchored MSU's front unit which paced the way for the Lone Star Conference's best rushing attack, which ranked 16th in all of NCAA Division II at 213.5 yards per game.
He transferred from San Joaquin Delta Junior College where he was voted a California Community College Coaches' Association first-team All American in 2008.
He was named a Daktronics All-Super Region 4 first-teamer last month, was an LSC South Division Offensive Lineman of the Year and a first-team all-division pick after helping the Mustangs to an 8-4 finish this season including an appearance in the 2010 Kanza Bowl.
Silatolu is the lone underclassman of the 11 offensive linemen selected on the first and second Daktronics All-America squad and is one of 10 Lone Star Conference players to earn Daktronics All-America honors.
Several other players with Texoma connections were also honored.
East Central sophomore Armonty Bryant, a Wichita Falls High School graduate, was named to the second team as a defensive lineman.
And two Vernon High School alums currently playing for Abilene Christian made the list. Senior wide receiver Edmund Gates and junior defensive lineman Aston Whiteside also both were named to the second team.
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