ERIC PIKE, TERRANCE WEST EARN WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICA HONORS
Tigers Honored After Leading Towson To FCS Semi-Finals
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.) and junior tackle Eric Pike (DuVal H.S./Lanham, Md.) of Towson University have been named to the Walter Camp 2013 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.
The Walter Camp All-America team is the oldest All-America team selected. Walter Camp, “The Father of American Football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting All-America teams for the Football Bowl and Championship subdivisions.
West, the leading rusher in college football with 2,295 yards, also leads all of college football with 39 touchdowns scored. In the NCAA FCS semi-finals, West led the Tigers to a win over Eastern Illinois in the FCS quarter-finals by rushing for an FCS Championship record 354 yards while scoring five touchdowns.
A four-year starter at left tackle, Pike is a two-year co-captain who set a school record with 48 career games played. When the Tigers face Eastern Washington, he will start in his 49th consecutive game.
Towson was one of four schools with two players selected to the Walter Camp All-America team. Eastern Illinois, Eastern Washington and North Dakota State each had two first-team honorees.
In all, players from eight different conferences and 21 institutions are represented on the 2013 Walter Camp FCS All-America team. The Big Sky Conference had the most selections with 5, while the Colonial Athletic Association and Missouri Valley Conference each had four honorees.
The Tigers face Eastern Washington in the NCAA FCS semi-finals on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (EST).
2013 Walter Camp Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team
Pos. Name, School
WR Erik Lora, Eastern Illinois # 5-10 190 Sr. Miami, Fla.
WR Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington 6-2 195 Fr. Yakima, Wash.
TE Andrew Robustelli, Jacksonville 6-3 210 Jr. Sarasota, Fla.
OL Dakota Dozier, Furman 6-5 303 Sr. West Columbia, S.C.
OL Eric Pike, Towson
OL Billy Turner, North Dakota State# 6-6 314 Sr. Shoreview, Minn.
OL Danny Kistler, Jr., Montana 6-8 315 Sr. Seattle, Wash.
C Ashton Miller, Eastern Washington 6-2 300 Sr. Vancouver, Wash.
QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois 6-3 222 Sr. Arlington Heights, Ill.
RB Terrance West, Towson 5-11 223 Jr. Baltimore, Md.
RB Zach Zenner, South Dakota State# 6-0 220 Jr. Eagan, Minn.
PK Griffin Thomas, Jacksonville 6-0 198 Sr. Snellville, Ga.
Pos. Name, School
DL Shaquille Riddick, Gardner-Webb 6-7 240 Jr. Akron, Ohio
DL Davis Tull, Chattanooga
DL Brad Daly, Montana State 6-1 240 Sr. Helena, Mont.
DL Terrance Fede, Marist
LB Justin Shade, Samford 5-10 229 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.
LB Stephon Robertson, James Madison # 5-11 230 Sr. Alexandria, Va.
LB Quinn Backus, Coastal Carolina 5-10 215 Jr. Greenwood, S.C.
DB Jerome Couplin, William & Mary 6-2 215 Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
DB Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri State 6-0 214 Jr. Fair Grove, Mo.
DB Marcus Williams, North Dakota State * 5-11 192 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
DB Daniel Fitzpatrick, Tennessee State 6-2 210 Jr. Fort Wayne, Ind.
P Kyle Loomis, Portland State 6-2
KR Xavier Roberson, Southeastern Louisiana 5-9 170 So. Atlanta, Ga.
* – 2011 and 2012 Walter Camp FCS All-America selection
# – 2012 Walter Camp All-America selection