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      CCU's David Duran named FCS All-American

      CCU tight end David Duran named FCS All-American

      From the Coastal Carolina Athletics Department:

      CONWAY - Coastal Carolina junior tight end David Duran was named to Phil Steele's FCS All-American second team. The Marietta, Ga. Native and Kell HS product nearly doubled his offensive production in 2010, helping the Chanticleers to a Big South Championship and berth to the NCAA Division I FCS Championship.

      Duran becomes the 14th All-American in Coastal Carolina's eighth year as a football program. He is a two-time, first team All-Big South pick and has led all Big South tight ends in both receptions and receiving yards in 2009 (19 rec. for 273 yds) and 2010 (34 rec. for 472 yds). Overall in 2010, Duran, who was second on the team in receiving yards and receptions, ranked 11th in the conference in receiving yards and 12th in receptions while adding two touchdowns.

      After playing a key role in the Chants' upset win over #11 Liberty with five receptions for 86 yards, Duran was limited in his final two games due to injury. (He did not catch a pass in the season-finale, 70-3 win over Charleston Southern and had just two receptions for 26 yards in limited action in the first-round playoff game versus Western Illinois.) After that Liberty contest, Duran ranked fourth in the FCS among tight ends in receptions, while ranking third in yards per catch at 13.9.

      Of Duran's 34 receptions in 2010, 27 went for either a first down, two of which were touchdowns as well. He was Coastal's top offensive weapon in the season-opening game at West Virginia, hauling in four passes for 64 yards. He followed that by catching four passes for 46 yards at Towson. He helped Zach MacDowall set a CCU single-game record for completions by catching five passes for 51 yards and a score versus Georgia Southern. Duran added a 21-yard touchdown reception in the Chants' win at Gardner-Webb.

      Coastal Carolina Football All-Americans: 2004: Antwon Trice (OL-Thrid Team), Nick Johnson (OL-Honorable Mention)2005: Quinton Teal (S-Third Team)2006: Tyler Thigpen (QB-First Team); Teal (S-Second Team); Jerome Simpson (WR-Second Team); Brad Poston (OL-Second Team); Brian Kepple (OL-Third Team); Jamar Leath (LB-Honorable Mention); Rodney Burgess (TE-Honorable Mention)2007: Mike Tolbert (Second Team); Marrio Norman (CB-Honorable Mention); Simpson (WR-Honorable Mention)2009: Tommy Fraser (RB-First Team); Josh Norman (CB-Third Team)2010: David Duran (TE-Second Team)