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Bownds Earns All-America Honor




August 12, 1998

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Tech junior defensive back/linebacker Reagan Bownds has been named to Successful Farming Magazine's All-American Farm Team, the publication announced today.

Bownds, a native of Eldorado, Texas, is one of five Big 12 Conference players named to the honor. He is Texas Tech's second recipient of the award after linebacker Jody Brown (Cross Plains, Texas) received honorable mention honors in 1996. Bownds is a 5-10, 190-pound linebacker/defensive back that owns a 3.66 cumulative grade point average. He is a former world champion goat roper and was eight on the team in tackles in 1997.

The All-American Farm Team program, sponsored by The New Dodge and Successful Farming Magazine, honors outstanding collegiate athletes who call a farm or ranch home. The athletes are selected from senior college across the country by a panel of journalists, college coaches and sports information directors. The institution of each first-team members receive a $500 scholarship in the athlete's name and a plaque commemorating their selection to the team.

"Reagan is one of the hardest working members of our football team," said Spike Dykes. "He's always been told why he can't do things and takes a lot of pride to prove a lot of people wrong. He is quite the competitor and will be a big part of our defensive football team this season. I'm really happy for him to receive this award."

Successful Farming Magazine's 1998 All-American Farm Team
Mike Brownfield, Sr., OG, Chadron State College
Jerald Pierucci, Sr., OG, Nevada Las-Vegas
Cliff Smith, Sr., OG, Missouri
Brad Meester, Jr., C, Northern Iowa
Scott Curry, Sr., OT, Montana
Jonas Liening, Sr., OT, Kentucky
Randy Palmer, Sr., TE, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Jim Kleinsasser, Sr., TE, North Dakota
Jake Goettl, Sr., QB, Winona State
Joel Makovicka, Sr., FB, Nebraska
Mark Olsonawski, Sr., RB, Minnesota-Crookston
Tinker Kick, Sr., KR, Cincinnati

DEFENSE Casey Beran, Jr., DE, Chadron State Jared DeVries, Sr., DT, Iowa Gray Mosier, Sr., DT, Texas Ben Peterson, Sr., DE, Pittsburg State Ty O'Connor, Sr., DT, Montana State Aaron Brady, Sr., LB, Rutgers Matt Farabaugh, Sr., LB, St. Francis (Pa.) Jeff Kelly, Sr., LB, Kansas State Ted Liette, Sr., LB, Indianapolis Reagan Bownds, Jr., DB/LB, Texas Tech Andrew Paulsen, Sr., CB, Central College Hunter Smith, Sr., P, Notre Dame



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