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Apocotos selected for all-star game

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UC Davis and Tribune reports

Former Whittell High soccer player Dusty Apocotos is among five UC Davis senior football players who have been invited to participate in postseason all-star games.

Apocotos, a placekicker, free safety Ejiro Evero and offensive guard Forest Vance kicker will partake in the Cactus Bowl on Jan. 9. Offensive tackle Brad Lekkerkerker will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 10 in San Francisco and Vance and quarterback Ryan Flanigan have been invited to the Las Vegas All-American Classic – formerly known as the Paradise Bowl – on Jan. 17.

Apocotos enjoyed one of the most productive kicking seasons in school history, connecting on 15 of 19 attempts. His made field goals are second for a season in school history while his attempts are tied for second.

Additionally, Apocotos converted a pair of 49-yard field goals which are tied for seventh-longest in school history. He also made 32 of 34 extra-point attempts and ranks among the career and single-season leaders in both categories.

The Cactus Bowl is a Div. II all-star game. UC Davis players were invited because although the program is in its first year reclassifying to Div. I-AA status, the program is still officially classified as Div. II.

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UC Davis finished its first of four seasons reclassifying from Div. II to I-AA status with a 6-4 record, posting its 34th straight winning campaign.