Eastern Illinois wide receiver Erik Lora and Oregon State defensive back Jordan Poyer were named All-America by the American Football Coaches Association.
Lora (pictured) was named to the AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ team. Poyer is part of the AFCA Football Bowl Subdivision Coaches' team.
Both were members of the 2009 U.S. Under-19 National Team, which won a gold medeal at the 2009 IFAF Under-19 World Championship in Canton, Ohio.
Lora set the FCS single-season record for receptions this fall, making 136 catches for 1,664 yards. He also let FCS in receiving yards. He finished fourth on the Walter Payton Award after being named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Poyer has 46 tackles, seven interceptions and 14 passes defended for the Beavers, who finish their season Dec. 29 against Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Poyer also returned punts for Oregon State.
Tuitt is ESPN, SI All-America
Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt (2011) was named to the ESPN and Sports Illustrated All-American teams. The 6-foot-6, 303-pounder is a combination of strength and athleticism up front for Notre Dame. He has 12 sacks this season, just 1 1/2 shy of the school record.
Lynch is second-team All-America
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch (2009) was named second-team All-America by The Associated Press. Lynch as honored as an all-purpose player.
Lynch has 2,962 yards passing and 1,891 yards rushing for 43 total touchdowns. His 4,853 are the most total yards in NCAA FBS, and his rushing total is tops in the nation for 2012 as well as an FBS single-season record for a quarterback.