Picking up more awards for the 2014 season, East Texas Baptist University had five players earn All-American awards from the USA Football Network. Stephen Alfred, Kendall Roberson, Josh Warbington, Tyler Bates, and Dylan Bowman all received awards.
Alfred was named an USA Football Network All-American first-team selection. This award goes with his All-ASC first team and D3football.com All-Region third-team awards. He finished the year with 1,210 yards receiving breaking the ETBU single season record for yards receiving. He also had 12 receiving touchdowns to lead the ASC and also breaking the ETBU record.
Warbington earns his fourth post-season award as he was All-ASC second-team, D3football.com All-Region third-team, a Gagliardi Trophy semi-finalist, and now a second-team All-American. He broke several ETBU single season, game, and program records. He threw for 3,580 yards, 30 touchdowns, and had a 163.4 passing efficiency.
Roberson gains his second post season award after being named All-ASC first-team. He is on the USA Football Network’s All-American second-team. He led ETBU in rushing with 629 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry and 69.6 yards per game.
Bates received a vote onto the USA Football Network’s second-team, too, for his play. He was also All-ASC first-team as a receiver. He became the third receiver in program history to catch more than 1,000 yards in a year with 1,156 and posted 11 touchdown catches. He also set the single season record for receptions at 84 breaking his own record from 2013.
Bowman was named to the All-Freshman team for his play. He finished fifth on the team in tackling with 54 tackles. This is his first award as a player at ETBU. He also recorded one interception, recovered one fumble, and forced two fumbles.
ETBU finished the year with four wins and broke numerous offensive records. They also won four games in Ornelas Stadium which is the most since 2003.