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Harding: Winslow, Bray Named AFCA All-America

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SEARCY For some college football players, taking one look at the player's stats says it all about how his season or career went. For other players, the story goes deeper than the stats.

There was an example of each on the Harding football team in 2018 with senior defensive end T.J. Winslow and senior offensive lineman Bryce Bray, both of whom earned 2018 AFCA Division II Coaches' All-America honors Wednesday. Bray was a first-team honoree and Winslow was second team.

A native of Rogers, Arkansas, Bray's entry on Harding's on-line record book reads: 50 games, No other statistics. What the stat line does not tell is that Bray was Harding's starting center during the most successful run in program history. Bray started a school-record 50 games, and Harding won 40 of them, including five of eight NCAA playoff games.

Bray is Harding's first offensive lineman and only its second offensive player (Romo Westbrook, 2014) to earn All-America honors from the AFCA.

For Winslow, the stats told the story. A native of Houston, Texas, Winslow led the Great American Conference with 10.5 sacks and earned the GAC's Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Winslow is the second Harding defensive lineman to earn All-America from the AFCA, joining former teammate and current Bison defensive line coach Tre'von Biglow, who earned the award in 2016.

The 2018 season marks the first time two Harding players received AFCA All-America in the same year.

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