Keidrick Jackson Leads 11 Mustangs on All-LSC Team

Midwestern State all-time leading rusher Keidrick Jackson was named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Back of the Year and led the MSU contingent as the 2013 All-Lone Star Conference Team was announced Thursday.

Jackson, who led the LSC in rushing with 1,177 yards and a 117.7 yard average, was one of the five Mustangs chosen to the first team and one of the 11 honored by the conference.

Joining Jackson on the first team are senior corner back Neiko Conway, senior offensive tackle Bryan Keith, junior center Shadow Stokes, and sophomore whip safety Marqui Christian.

The Mustangs also received five second team selections in senior place kicker Greg Saladino, senior deep snapper Randall Arbuckle, senior safety Taiyon Jackson, senior defensive tackle Armonti Yharbrough, and senior offensive tackle Will Harris.

Sophomore return specialist Dominique Williams was chosen an honorable mention.

A 5-9, 210 pound senior from Arlington, Texas/Bowie, Keidrick Jackson became just the eighth player in the 81 seasons of Lone Star Conference football to rush for 4,000 career yards as he amassed 4,004 while being selected to the All-LSC first team for the third straight season.

Jackson is the first MSU player to receive first team all-conference honors three times in school history and becomes the third player to be named the LSC Offensive Back of the Year.

Conway, a 5-10, 170 pound senior from Houston, Texas/Lamar, led the LSC with five interceptions, returning them for 131 yards, and nine pass breakups. His 15 career interceptions are second in MSU history, while his 362 interception return yards set the school's career record. He led the secondary that led the LSC in passing yards allowed with 188.5 a game and pass efficiency defense with a 109.33 rating.

A 6-1, 200 pound sophomore from Spring, Texas, Christian led the Mustangs with 95 tackles to go with four pass breakups. Christian was the headhunter on the defensive unit that led the LSC in total defense, allowing 341.7 yards a game, and led the league in scoring defense, giving up 23.9 point a contest.

Keith, a 6-5, 271 pound senior from Wichita Falls, Texas/High and Stokes, a 6-3, 280 pound junior from Kilgore, Texas, anchored the offensive line for the Mustangs that led the LSC and ranked 10th in the regular season in rushing offense with 261.9 yards a game.

Harris, a 6-4, 285 pound senior from Fontana, Calif./Los Osos, was the right tackle of that offensive line that provided the blocking to allow MSU to average 415.9 yards a game offensively and score 39.2 points a contest.

A 5-10, 175 pound senior from Kingwood, Texas, Saladino set MSU records as one of the most accurate kickers in school history. He was 10-of-12 in field goals in 2013, setting the record for best percentage for a season at 83.3 percent. He also connected on 167-of-175 career point after touchdown kicks, setting school marks for PATs and conversion percentage (.954).

Arbuckle, a 6-2, 240 pound senior from Canadian, Texas, picked up his third all-LSC mention as a deep snapper for Midwestern. He served as MSU deep snapper for four straight seasons.

Taiyon Jackson, a 6-0, 203 pound senior safety from Bakersfield, Calif./West, ranked third on the Mustangs in total tackles in 2013. Jackson chalked up 64 stops, averaging 6.4 per game. He scooped up an MSU record 90-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Angelo State.

Yharbrough, a 6-4, 295 pound senior tackle from Romulus, Mich., was a driving force on the MSU defensive line. He collected 20 tackles on the season, while recording 2.0 tackles for loss with 1.5 quarterback sacks.

The 5-8, 180 pound sophomore speedster from Houston, Texas/Clements, Williams was an exciting return specialist for the Mustangs. He returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, while ranking third in the league with a 13.2 yard per return average. He was fourth in kickoff return average at 20.3 yards a return.

Midwestern State closed the season at 7-3 overall, 3-3 in Lone Star Conference play.