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Liberal’s Abbott Agrees to Terms with Giants

Brock Kappelmann - April 29, 2019 7:32 am

Sunday Liberal High School graduate Britton Abbott received an invitation to join the New York Giants for their rookie mini camp. Abbott will participate with the Giants who have several jumbo size backs on their roster. Abbott tested really well at the Oklahoma State Pro Day and has been on most of the Oklahoma State special team units during his Cowboy career. The Giants primary scout in this area is Donnie Etheridge, who lives in Edmond. Abbott graduated from Liberal in 2014.  Here are his accolades at OSU from the Oklahoma State football website.

2016 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2017 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
2017 Dr. L.L. Boger Award for Academic Achievement
2018 CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team
2018 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
2018 Dr. L.L. Boger Award for Academic Achievement
2018 Honorable Mention All-Big 12

A former walk-on who was put on scholarship prior to the start of the 2017 season, when he became a starter and regular contributor.

2018 (Senior): A first-team Academic All-America selection by CoSIDA … First-team Academic All-Big 12 selection for the third straight year … Only started one game, but that was due to formation choices by the coaching staff … Whenever the Cowboys lined up with a fullback in the formation, Abbott was the first choice … Played in all 13 games … His lone reception was a six-yard grab for a first down at TCU … Helped pave the way for an OSU attack that ranked in the top 15 nationally in passing offense, scoring offense, total offense and first downs … Served as a game captain against Missouri State and West Virginia.

2017 (Junior): A first-team Academic All-America selection … Also earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors and was nominated with a perfect 4.0 GPA grade point average … Started in 10 games and played in all 13 … Saw the field on both special teams and as a Cowboy Back on offense … Recorded his first career reception against Pitt, hauling in a 26-yard pass that resulted in a first down during the game’s final drive … Tallied an 11-yard reception against Kansas … Both receptions came on third down and resulted in a first down for the Cowboys … Secured two passes for 32 yards during OSU’s Camping World Bowl win over No. 22 Virginia Tech.

2016 (Sophomore): A First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection … Played in every game with the exception of the Baylor game, seeing action on special teams and on offense … Saw the bulk of his offensive action as a blocking fullback … Made a tackle in the season opening win over Southeastern Louisiana.

2015 (Freshman): Saw action late against UTSA and Kansas, but did not record any statistics.

2014: Redshirt.

High School: Attended Liberal HS in Liberal, Kan., where he was coached by Cliff Abbott … A Class 5A all-state honoree as a junior and again as a senior … Honored as the Class 5A Kansas player of the year his senior year … Played quarterback, and passed for 3,000 yards, rushed for 1,200 yards and was responsible for 49 touchdowns as a senior … Member of the National Honor Society who maintained a 3.5 grade point average … Also played basketball and track and field and competed in power lifting … Participated with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

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