Kellogg named to BSN DII Pre-Season All-American squad
Grizzly return specialist receives first honors of 2012 preseason
ALAMOSA, Colo. – Adams State senior return specialist and wide receiver Scott Kellogg (Littleton, Colo.) has been named to the Beyond Sports College Network (BSCN) Division II Pre-Season All-American Team as an Honorable Mention punt returner, it was announced this week by the organization.
The Beyond Sports College Network hosts an annual BSN Collegiate Showcase, a 3-day event which will next be held in March 2013, that takes place inside the Stile Athletic Field House in on the University of Akron campus. The organizations selects and invites the best athletes from over 600 colleges and university around the country from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division II and NAIA levels to compete in a “one of a kind” event that includes a kicking showcase, testing combine, position drills, 7-on-7 and two all-star games.
In 2011, Kellogg led the Grizzlies in both punt and kick returning. As a punt returner, Kellogg averaged 12.5 yards on 19 attempts, including a long of 62 yards and recorded his first career return touchdown on Sept. 10 against Black Hills State (S.D.). When it came to returning kicks, he took 18 back for a 26.8 yard average and busted out a 70-yard return against Colorado Mines on Oct. 29.
His 238 punt returns yard in 2011 ranked third in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and 18th in DII. His 486 yards while returning kick offs ranked seventh in the RMAC and 23rd nationally.
For his efforts during his junior campaign, Kellogg was recognized as a Second Team All-RMAC pick as a punt returner, and as a Third Team All-RMAC kick returner.
As a sophomore in 2010, Kellogg was a First Team All-RMAC kick returner, and was also named to the National Football Foundation All-Colorado Second Team and Don Hansen’s All-Super Region 3 Third Team as a kick returner.
A threat for the Grizzlies on offense as well as special teams, Kellogg ranked sixth in the conference in both receptions (4.5) and yards per game (56.4) as a junior. Against the Orediggers, he gained 115 yards receiving, 148 yards on five kick returns and 23 yards on three punt returns for 286 all-purpose yards, the second most in a game in available Adams State history.
Kellogg concluded his junior campaign with 1,340 all-purpose yards, fourth most for a season in program history, raising his career total to 3,005, which ranks third for Adams State.
Opening day for the Grizzlies 2012 campaign is just over two months away, as the season will open up at home this fall with a 7 p.m. match-up under the lights against Dixie State (Utah) on Sept. 1. The Grizzlies have topped the Red Storm in each of the last two season-openers, including a 34-14 win at Rex Stadium in 2010 and a 24-14 victory in St. George, Utah last fall.