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Posts Tagged ‘Football Writers Association of America.’

Arkansas’ Adams selected as All-American by FWAA

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior wide receiver/punt returner Joe Adams has been named an All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.

Adams, who was selected as the team’s return specialist, is the first Razorback to earn All-America honors from the FWAA since Jonathan Luigs and Darren McFadden in 2007.

Joe Adams (courtesy of Arkansas athletics)

The SEC Special Teams Player of the Year, Adams leads the country with three punt return touchdowns and an average of 16.19 yards per punt return. In addition to Arkansas, only two other teams in the country have returned three punts for touchdowns this season. A finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, Adams also has three receiving touchdowns and scored on a 92-yard touchdown rush against Auburn, is the only player in the NCAA with rushing, receiving and multiple punt return touchdowns in 2011.

His career total of four punt return touchdowns is tied for the lead among all active players nationally and tied for fourth all-time in the SEC. Adams ranks tied for second on the SEC’s single-season punt return touchdown list, one behind the conference’s single-season record.

Adams ranks fourth in the SEC with an average of 4.1 receptions per game and is sixth in the conference with 52.5 receiving yards per game. The Little Rock, Ark., native ranks second on Arkansas’ all-time career receptions list with 159

Adams finishes his collegiate career Jan. 6 in the 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic when the Razorbacks take on Kansas State.

 

Press Release courtesy of Arkansas Media Relations

 

 

 

2010 College Football Awards: Nagurski, Unitas, Broyles

Clemson end Da’Quan Bowers won the 2010 Bronko Nagurski Trophy which is given to college football’s best defensive player, which is awarded by the Football Writers Association of America.

He leads the nation with 15 1/2 sacks and set the school for sacks by a lineman that was held by Gaines Adams, who was close with Bowers before his death this past January.

Wisconsin’s Scott Tolzein won the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to the top senior quarterback in college football.

(megasportsnews.com photo)

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn won the annual Broyles Award which is awarded to college football’s top assistant coach in honor of former Arkansas head coach Frank Broyles.

Malzahn, who is 45, a native of Arkansas, began his career at the University of Arkansas after a high school career in the state.

compiled from Clemson, Wisconsin & Auburn athletic news

Chip Kelly wins coach of the year award

Chip Kelly (photo courtesy of Oregon athlet

Eddie Robinson (courtesy of Grambling athletics)

Chip Kelly, head coach of the Oregon Ducks, is the 2010 winner of the Eddie Robinson national coach of the year award.

Kelly and his Oregon team will face Auburn for the Bowl Championship Series national title on January 10.

Kelly was honored by the Football Writers Association of America for his 12-0 record in his second year as a head coach.

compiled from Oregon athletics

OHIO UNIVERSITY BOBCATS Football News

Ohio's Donovan Fletcher (29)on one of two interceptions vs. Ohio State (WAXX-TV photo)

Ohio's Terrence MCCrae (11) ready to grab 11-yard TD pass for only score by Bobcats vs. Ohio State (WAXX-TV photo)

The Ohio Bobcats are ready to forget Saturday’s 43-7 debacle against Ohio State Saturday in venerable Ohio Stadium.

The Bobcats had suffered five turnovers, three sacks and only gained 158 yards of total offense.

But now, they’ll turn their attention to former MAC member, Marshall University. The game will be played in Huntington, West Virginia.

5 Phil Bates Ohio QB talks to media (megasportsnews.com)

NEWS AND NOTES

* With a win over Marshall, Ohio would capture the 500th win in program history. Currently, the record sits at 499-517-48.

* Head coach Frank Solich with a win, would give him 33 and sole possession of fourth place on Ohio’s all-time win list.

* Coach Solich is tied with Jim Grobe in coaching wins. Next in 3rd place is Carroll Widdoes with 42 wins from 1949-57. Don Peden tops the list with 121 wins from 1924-1946 and Ohio’s stadium is named after him.

* Ohio linebacker Noah Keller was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s best defensive player.

Noah Keller MLB Ohio Bobcats (megasportsnews.com)

This honor marks the third time in four years that a Bobcat has been named to a preseason watch list for a major award, 2007 Kalvin Mcrae for the Maxwell Trophy and 2009 Taylor Price for the Biletnikoff Award.

Last season, the Kearney, Nebraska native posted a Mid-American Conference-high 155 tackles, which averaged out to 11.07 per game, the sixth-highest total nationally. He also finished with nine tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, three pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles.

Ohio captain Donovan Fletcher, Strong safety had 2 interceptions against Ohio State (megasportsnews.com)

* The Ohio Bobcat captains for 2010 include all seniors. Defensive linemen Dak Notestine and Stafford Gatling along with middle linebacker Noah Keller and strong safety Donovan Fletcher.

* The Bobcats are picked to finish second in the MAC East Division by the media at the Mid-American Conference Media Day at Ford Field in Detroit during the summer.

Ohio won the division for the second time in four years in 2009.

The Bobcats, who earned 116 points and gained three first-place votes, were second only to the much-improved Temple Owls program with 137 points and 16 first place votes.

Frank Solich looking for win number 33 at Ohio (megasportnews.com)

Ohio University’s LaVon Brazill has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List for the inaugural award, an honor that will be given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

Brazill was also named named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List.

Brazill caught 53 passes for 702 yards and six touchdowns last season, all totals that ranked second on the team. The 5’11 receiver had two of his biggest games last season, first against Tennessee with eight catches for 92 yards and a touchdown and then against Northern Illinois with five catches for 55 yards and two scores. He currently ranks fourth in school history in career receptions per game (3.22), tied for seventh in career catches (103) and ninth in career receiving yards (1,287). His 53 receptions in 2009 were also the most by any junior in school history.

Info compiled from Ohio University news