UTEP sophomore earns spot on midseason All-American team
El Paso, TX — Sophomore Autrey Golden was named to Phil Steel’s 2013 Midseason Second Team All-American Team.
The kick returner ranks sixth nationally in kickoff return average (32.1), and tied for first in kickoff returns for TDs (two) with Texas State’s Brandon Smith and Stanford’s Ty Montgomery. Golden’s 29.7 career kickoff return average places him third among active FBS players behind Miami (Fla.)’s Duke Johnson (32.4) and Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett (31.8). Golden is tied for second among active FBS players with four kickoffreturns for TDs in his career. Golden’s theatrics this season have helped the Miners garner a no. 7 national ranking in kickoff returns (28.7 avg.).
Earlier this week, Golden was one of four Miners named to the Phil Steel’s 2013 Midseason All-C-USA Second Team. Joining him on the squad is running back Aaron Jones, wide receiver Jordan Leslie and offensive tackle Brander Craighead.