Walter Camp Foundation Announces Recipients for Man of the Year and Alumni of the Year Awards

Two former collegiate and NFL standouts will receive major awards from the Walter Camp Foundation during its 49th Awards Weekend on January 14-16, 2016 in New Haven, Conn.  Former New England Patriot standout Joe Andruzzi (Southern Connecticut State University) is the Foundation’s “Man of the Year,” and 1977 Walter Camp All-American and NFL Super Bowl champion quarterback Doug Williams (Grambling State) is the Alumni Award recipient.

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The Darien Wave defeated the Shelton Gaels, 39-7, to win the Class LL state football championship, Saturday, December 12, 2015, at New Britain Stadium at Willowbrook Park in New Britain. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team Announced; 9th Annual Breakfast of Champions is January 16

As part of its 49th annual Weekend festivities, the Walter Camp Football Foundation will host its ninth High School “Breakfast of Champions” on Saturday, January 16 at The Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. The event starts at 9 a.m.  The Darien Blue Wave, the No. 1 team in the state’s high school football season-ending polls and recipient of the Foundation’s Kelly Award, will be recognized along with the three other state champions – New Canaan (Class L), Brookfield (Class M) and Bloomfield (Class S).  In addition, members of the 2015 Walter Camp All-Connecticut Team will be recognized.

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2015 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team

Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich (Illinois State) headlines Walter Camp’s 2015 Football Championship Subdivision All-America team. The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Football Championship Subdivision schools and certified by the accounting and auditing firm, Marcum LLP.

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2015 All America Player Photo

126th Walter Camp All-America Teams

 2015 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

WR      Corey Coleman, Baylor                                  5-11     190      Jr.        Richardson, TX

WR      Josh Doctson, TCU                                         6-3       195      Sr.        Mansfield, TX

TE       Hunter Henry, Arkansas                                 6-5       253      Jr.        Little Rock, AK

OL       Joshua Garnett, Stanford                                6-5       321      Sr.        Puyallup, WA

OL       Spencer Drango, Baylor @                             6-6       320      Sr.        Cedar Park, TX

OL       Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame                          6-6       315      Sr.        Las Vegas, NV

OL       Taylor Decker, Ohio State                              6-8       315      Sr.        Vandalia, OH

C         Ryan Kelly, Alabama                                      6-5       297      Sr.        West Chester, OH

QB      Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma                            6-1       209      Jr.        Austin, TX

RB       Derrick Henry, Alabama                                 6-1       243      Jr.        Yulee, FL

RB       Leonard Fournette, LSU                                6-1       220      Soph.   New Orleans, LA

PK       Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA                                 6-0       190      Sr.        Kailua, HI

First Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

DL       Carl Nassib, Penn State                                  6-7       272      Sr.        West Chester, PA

DL       Myles Garrett, Texas A&M                            6-5       262      Soph.   Arlington, TX

DL       Joey Bosa, Ohio State*                                   6-6       275      Jr.        Fort Lauderdale, FL

DL       Shaq Lawson, Clemson                                  6-3       270      Jr.        Central, SC

LB       Reggie Ragland, Alabama                              6-2       252      Sr.        Madison, AL

LB       Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame                              6-3       240      Jr.        Fort Wayne, IN

LB       Tyler Matakevich, Temple                              6-1       232      Sr.        Stratford, CT

DB      Desmond King, Iowa                                     5-11     200      Jr.        Detroit, MI

DB      Jeremy Cash, Duke @                                                6-2       210      Sr.        Miami, FL

DB      Vernon Hargreaves, III, Florida @                5-11     199      Jr.        Tampa, FL

DB      Jalen Ramsey, Florida State                            6-1       201      Jr.        Smyrna, TN

P          Tom Hackett, Utah *                                      5-11     195      Sr.        Melbourne, Australia

KR      Evan Berry, Tennessee                                    5-11     207      Soph.   Fairburn, GA

Second Team Offense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

WR      Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi                       6-2       210      Jr.        Crete, IL

WR      Tajae Sharpe, Massachusetts                           6-3       188      Sr.        Piscataway, NJ

TE       Jordan Leggett, Clemson                                6-5       255      Jr.        Navarre, FL

OL       Jack Conklin, Michigan State                         6-6       325      Jr.        Plainwell, MI

OL       Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi                              6-5       305      Jr.        Lake City, FL

OL       Jason Spriggs, Indiana                                    6-7       305      Sr.        Elkhart, IN

OL       Vadal Alexander, LSU                                   6-6       329      Sr.        Buford, GA

C         Jack Allen, Michigan State                             6-2       296      Sr.        Hinsdale, IL

QB      Deshaun Watson, Clemson                             6-2       210      Soph.   Gainesville, GA

QB      Trevone Boykin, TCU @                                6-2       205      Sr.        Dallas, TX

RB       Christian McCaffrey, Stanford                       6-0       201      Soph.   Castle Rock, CA

RB       Dalvin Cook, Florida State                             5-11     202      Soph.   Miami, FL

PK       Daniel Carlson, Auburn                                  6-4       213      Soph.   Colorado Springs, CO

PK       Jake Elliott, Memphis                                     5-10     165      Jr.        Western Springs, IL

 

Second Team Defense

Pos.     Name, School                                                 Ht        Wgt     Yr.      Hometown

DL       A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama                                    6-4       312      Jr.        Fort Worth, TX

DL       Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State                6-4       275      Jr.        Houston, TX

DL       Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi                      6-4       290      Jr.        Loganville, GA

DL       Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State #               6-5       250      Sr.        Middletown, NJ

LB       Kentrell Brothers, Missouri                             6-1       235      Sr.        Guthrie, OK

LB       Joe Schobert, Wisconsin                                 6-2       236      Sr.        Waukesha, WI

LB       Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State                     6-2       240      Soph.   Hinseville, GA

DB      Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois                     5-8       178      Soph.   West Palm Beach, FL

DB      Eddie Jackson, Alabama                                 6-0       194      Jr.        Lauderdale Lakes, FL

DB      Jourdan Lewis, Michigan                                5-10     176      Jr.        Detroit, MI

DB      Zach Sanchez, Oklahoma                               5-11     179      Jr.        Fort Worth, TX

P          Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State                  5-10     215      Soph.   Salinas, CA

KR      Christian McCaffrey, Stanford                       6-0       201      Soph.   Castle Rock, CO

* – 2014 First Team Walter Camp All-American

@ – 2014 Second Team Walter Camp All-American

# – 2013 and 2014 Second Team Walter Camp All-American

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