Feb. 6, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Center Kevin Long and linebacker Sam Cowart have been named to the All-America Foundation 1997 All-America team. The team is voted on after the bowl and all-star games by members of the All-American Football Foudation.
Long, a senior from Summerville, SC, was also a first-team All-America pick by the AFCA and was a third-team Associated Press All-American. A two-year starter for the Seminoles, Long was voted a permanent captain (offense) by his teammates following FSU’s 11-1 season.
Cowart was a finalist for the Butkus and Bronko Nagurski Awards and a consensus All-American in his senior season. Cowart, a native of Jacksonville, FL, led FSU in tackles with 116 and also scored three touchdowns in his return after redshirting during the 1996 season with a knee injury.