SBU's Miguel Maysonet Named to AFCA FCS All-America Team
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Having recorded one of the greatest seasons by a rusher in FCS history, senior running back Miguel Maysonet was named to the AFCA FCS All-America Team on Tuesday.
Maysonet, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award which is given to the outstanding player in FCS, rushed for a Big South single-season record 1,964 yards -- the 11th-most yards in a season in FCS history, and scored 23 total touchdowns.
The 5-10, 210-pound back accounted for more than 100 rushing yards in a game six times and had three games with 200 or more yards in 2012. During a four-game span, he rushed for a career-high three times, capped by a 233-yard, two-touchdown performance at Coastal Carolina.
In Stony Brook's two FBS games this season, Maysonet totaled 158 yards and a touchdown against Syracuse and 220 yards and two scores in a 23-3 win over Army.
Maysonet increased his rushing totals in each of three seasons as a Seawolf, rushing for 1,128 yards as a sophomore to 1,633 as a junior to 1,964 as a senior.
When factoring in his freshman season at Hofstra, he finished his career with 5,110 yards, good for 17th all-time in FCS history, and 51 touchdowns, despite averaging only 16 carries per game.
The 2011 and 2012 Big South Offensive Player of the Year recorded 21 games with 100 or more yards, had six games with three touchdowns and is the only player in school and Big South Conference history with two games of four scores.
Maysonet also owns school and Conference records for career rushing yards (4,725), yards per game (127.7), touchdowns (53) and rushing attempts (695).