Oct. 15, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina linebacker Quinn Backus added a second national honor for his outstanding play versus Gardner-Webb as the College Sporting News selected the Buck Buchanan Award candidate as one of five National All-Stars, joining Villanova QB, John Robertson, Youngstown State QB Kurt Hess, Southeastern Louisiana DB Marice Sutton and Sam Houston State return specialist/WR Torrance Williams.
On Monday, Backus was named both National Linebacker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards and Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week. This is the second time this season Backus has been one of five players selected as a College Sporting News National All-Star after being recognized for his effort in a win over Furman on Sept. 7.
Backus (Greenwood, S.C.) had a game-high 11 tackles, with a half tackle for loss, with an interception and two pass break-ups in Coastal's 42-7 win over Gardner-Webb. He returned the interception 73 yards for touchdown, which is the longest by a linebacker in Big South history and the longest pick six in Coastal Carolina history.
Backus, the 2012 All-American and Big South Defensive Player of the Year, continues to add to his impressive resume that includes the following honors from this season:
Preseason 2nd Team All-American (Lindy's).
Preseason 3rd Team All-American (Sports Network).
Preseason 3rd Team All-American (College Sports Journal).
Preseason Big South Defensive Player of the Year.
CFPA Watch List for Linebacker of the Year.
Preseason All-Big South.
CFPA NATIONAL LINEBACKER of the WEEK (9/2).
Big South Defensive Player of the Week (9/9).
1 OF 5 COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS NATIONAL ALL-STARS (9/9).
Buck Buchanan FCS National Defensive Player of the Year Watch List (10/1).
Big South Defensive Player of the Week (10/14).
CFPA NATIONAL LINEBACKER of the WEEK (10/14).
1 OF 5 COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS NATIONAL ALL-STARS (10/14).