By David Salley
HSU Sports Information
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State receiver L’liott Curry officially became a unanimous 2021 Division II First Team All-American on Monday morning when he received his fourth and final First Team All-America honor of the year from the Don Hansen Gazette.
Curry, from Guthrie, Oklahoma, is just the second Reddie of the NCAA era to receive unanimous First Team All-American recognition, joining fellow receiver and recent Hall of Honor inductee Darius Davis in 2014.
In just two years at Henderson, Curry etched his name in Reddies history and finished his HSU career with 175 receptions, 2464 yards and 30 touchdowns in just 23 games. All of those marks rank second all-time to Davis, who played 21 more games in his career than Curry.
This season, Curry took his performance to new heights and finished No. 3 nationally in receptions (91), receiving yards (1297) and touchdowns (16). He finished third in the stacked Central Region in Harlon Hill Trophy voting and had previously been named a 2021 First Team All-American by the AFCA, D2CCA and D2Football.
Curry was one of just four unanimous First Team All-Americans on the offensive side of the ball this season in NCAA DII, joining Harlon Hill-winning quarterback Tyson Bagent of Shepherd, offensive lineman Tanner Owen of Northwest Missouri State, offensive lineman Dylan Pasquali of Ferris State, and tight end Hunter Budke of Fort Hays State.