Two former area running back standouts were named to the All-Lone Star Conference First Team on Friday.

Former Killeen High star Daniel McCants of Tarleton State was named Offensive Back of the Year, and Copperas Cove ex Antonio Leali’ie’e of Texas A&M Commerce was also selected to the First Team at running back.

McCants, a senior, has run for 1,457 yards (8.9 per carry) and 15 touchdowns.

Leali’ie’e, a junior, has 763 yards from scrimmage and seven TDs. His position coach is former Cove head coach Jack Welch.

The two backs will be on the same field today at 1 p.m. when Commerce travels to Stephenville for a first-round NCAA Division II playoff game at Tarleton.

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