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FOOTBALL: Phil Steele places Bowery, Jernigan on All-America team

Garrett Bowery and Davon Jernigan of Lamar have made their fourth All-America football list since the season ended in November.

Bowery, an offensive lineman, and Jernigan, a safety, both made Phil Steele’s All-America third team. The two seniors were named to the Associated Press FCS, STATS FCS and AFCA All-America teams earlier.

Bowery started all 12 games for Lamar and opened up holes for an offense that averaged nearly 250 yards rushing. He is the 2018 Southland Conference Lineman of the Year.

Jernigan recorded more than 100 tackles and had four interceptions for the Cardinals.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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