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Howard earns All-American honor

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- University of Northern Iowa senior offensive tackle Austin Howard has been named to the 2009 American Football Coaches Association's Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team as announced the AFCA.

Howard helped guide the Panther offense to a No. 1 ranking in the MVFC in total offense, passing efficiency and sacks allowed. UNI averaged 189.1 yards per game on the ground with 20 rushing TDs. UNI ranked No. 8 in the country in sacks allowed (9).

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best -- the coaches themselves.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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