TAMUK senior was All-American at defensive back

For Texas A&M University-Kingsville senior cornerback Rod Mosley, the Valero Cactus Bowl is a fitting ending to a great college career.

The Austin Reagan product was named a second team selection to the 2007 Daktronics, Inc. Division II All-America Football team.

Mosley, a first team All-Lone Star Conference South Division selection and a first team All-Region pick, led the Lone Star Conference in interceptions with seven and passes defended with 21.

Mosley is TAMUK's only representative in the Division II all-star game tonight in Javelina Stadium.

He is tied for third nationally in interceptions and tied for fourth in passes defended.

Mosley also had 34 total tackles, 27 of them solo.

This marks the 43rd consecutive year that a Javelina football player has earned All-America recognition. The streak began with quarterback Randy Johnson in 1965.

His seven pass interceptions is the most for a Javelina player since 2005 and is tied for sixth most in school history.

Mosley had two interceptions against Angelo State in the last game of the season and two interceptions against Southwestern Oklahoma in the first game of the season. He also registered interceptions against Western Oregon, Southeastern Oklahoma and Tarleton State.

Mosley helped the Javelinas improve from six interceptions in 2006 to 16 interceptions this year, ranking the Javelinas 27th in the country.

The Javelinas played in one of the most explosive conferences in the nation with Lone Star Conference teams ranked first, second and third in the nation in total offense and two of those ranked in the top six in the nation in passing offense.

He had two interceptions as a junior after transferring from Ranger Junior College.