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QUARTERBACK

First Team - Shaun King (1995-98): Four-year starter set Tulane career records for passing yards (8,419 - currently third), passing yards per game (205.34 - currently fourth), pass attempts (1163 - currently third), completions (646 - currently third), touchdown passes (70 - currently second), 300-yard games (8 - currently tied for third), touchdown passes per game (1.707 - currently third), passing efficiency (130.37), total offense (9,468) and touchdowns responsible for (89)...named Conference USA Player of the Year and first-team All C-USA as a junior and senior...set then-Tulane freshman records by completing 92-of-199 passes for 1,046 yards and two touchdowns while running for three scores in 1995...as a sophomore, completed 132-of-273 passes for 1,574 yards and eight touchdowns while adding a running touchdown...was one of 14 nominees for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award as a junior in 1997 when he threw for 2,567 yards and 24 touchdowns on 199-of-363 passing and ran 124 times for 511 yards and five scores in 1997...finished 10th in the 1998 Heisman Trophy balloting as a senior after setting an NCAA single-season record with 183.32 passer rating and establishing Tulane marks with 3,232 passing yards, 293.82 passing yards per game, 20.273 completions per game, 36 touchdown passes, 3.27 touchdown passes per game and a 6.000 touchdown-to-interception ratio (36 TD/6 INT)...led the team winning seasons in each of his final two campaigns, including a 12-0 mark with a C-USA title and a victory in the Liberty Bowl in 1998...invited to participate in the 1999 Senior Bowl...selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft...played professionally in the NFL for the Buccaneers (1999-2003) and Arizona Cardinals (2004), and in the Arena Football League for the Las Vegas Gladiators (2006).

 

 

Second Team - Terrence Jones (1985-88): Four-year letterman set Tulane career records in passing yards (7,684 - currently fourth), yards per pass attempt (7.374), completions (570 - currently tied for fourth), touchdown passes (46 - currently sixth), 300-yard passing games (5 - currently sixth), total offense (9,445 - currently second) and touchdowns responsible for (70 - currently tied for third)...in addition to completing 570-of-1042 passes, ran 578 times for 1,761 yards and 24 touchdowns - numbers that ranked first (currently third), fifth (currently 13th) and tied for third (currently tied for sixth) in Green Wave history, respectively...became the first Tulane freshman to gain over 1,000 yards of total offense in 1985 after running 118 times for 377 yards and three touchdowns while completing 57-of-1100 passes for 704 yards and a score...completed 159-of-284 passes for 2,124 yards and 10 touchdowns while running 158 times for 547 yards and eight scores as a sophomore...that season, set a Tulane and Superdome record - which still stands - with 484 yards of total offense (96 rushing/388 passing) against TCU (9/13/86)...named honorable-mention Associated Press All-American as a junior in 1987 after running for 383 yards and throwing for 2,551 more and his 2,934 yards of total offense that year was a Green Wave single-season record (currently fifth)...wrapped his career with 2,305 yards and 15 touchdowns on 162-of-329 passing while rushing for 454 yards and five scores on 164 totes as a senior... invited to participate in the 1989 Senior Bowl...selected by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 1989 NFL Draft and played professionally in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders (1989-91), Ottawa Rough Riders (1993) and Shreveport Pirates (1994).

RUNNING BACK

First Team - Matt Forté (2004-07): Four-year letterman and three-year starter completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in rushing yards per game (99.186), rushing touchdowns (39) and total touchdowns (44) while finishing second in all-purpose yards (5,261), rushing yards (4,265), rushing attempts (833) and 100-yard rushing games (16), third in total points (266 - currently fourth) and fourth in yards per carry (5.12)...his point total is the most by a non-kicker...also hauled in 103 passes for 985 yards and five touchdowns...made an immediate impact as a rookie, setting a Tulane freshman record with 216 yards and four touchdowns on 34 carries against Army (11/13/04) en route to earning a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team...claimed second-team All-Louisiana and third-team All C-USA honors as a junior after rushing for 859 yards and eight touchdowns while pulling down 28 passes for 360 yards and two scores...as a senior, set Tulane records with 2,127 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns en route to claiming second-team Sports Illustrated All-America honors while garnering third-team All-America recognition from the Associated Press, College Football News and Phil Steele Publications and earning first-team All C-USA distinction...became just the 11th player in NCAA Division I-Bowl Subdivision history to run for 2,000 yards in a season and his rushing total that year ranked seventh in NCAA single-season history while his 177.2 rushing-yards-per-game average was 17th...was the only non-BCS player to be a semifinalist for both the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards and to make the Walter Camp Player of the Year List...was one of just three players nationally to be named to all three lists...invited to participate in the 2008 Senior Bowl where claimed overall MVP honors after running eight times for 59 yards, catching four passes for 38 yards and posting one special teams tackle...selected by Chicago in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and is currently in his sixth season with the Bears.

First Team - Mewelde Moore (2000-03): Four-year starter set Tulane career records in rushing attempts (909), yards (4,364), rushing yards per game (99.182 - currently second), 100-yard rushing games (22) and all-purpose yards (6,505) while finishing second in touchdowns scored (36 - currently third), third in receptions (189 - currently fifth), fourth in points scored (220 - currently seventh), fifth in yards per carry (4.81 - currently sixth), seventh in rushing touchdowns (21), receiving touchdowns (15 - currently 10th) and receiving yards (2,059 - currently ninth), and tied for eighth in 100-yard receiving games (4 - currently tied for 11th)...a four-time first-team All-Louisiana honoree, concluded his collegiate career ranked 11th in NCAA Division I-FBS history with 6,505 yards and was just the second player ever to record 4,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards in a career...set then-Tulane freshman records with 915 yards and five touchdowns en route to claiming Football News and The Sporting News Freshman All-America honors, earning Conference USA Freshman of the Year distinction and a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman Team while being named second-team All C-USA in 2000...earned honorable-mention College Football News All-America honors and first-team All C-USA distinction as a sophomore when he ran for 1,421 yards and eight touchdowns while catching 65 passes for 756 yards and seven scores, becoming the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 1,250 yards and catch more than 60 passes...earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior after running for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns to go with 52 catches for 545 yards and three touchdowns while helping lead the Green Wave to a victory in the 2002 ConAgra Foods Hawai'i Bowl...missed the final three games of his senior season due to injury, but still earned first-team All C-USA honors after running for 915 yards and five touchdowns to go with 39 receptions for 408 yards and four scores...invited to participate in the 2004 Senior Bowl...selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft...played nine years in the NFL with the Vikings (2004-07), Pittsburgh Steelers (2008-11) and Indianapolis Colts (2012).

Second Team - Marvin Christian (1977-79): Three-year starter completed his career second in Tulane history in 100-yard rushing games (5 - currently tied for ninth), third in rushing attempts (475 - currently ninth) and fourth in rushing yards (2,152 - currently eighth), rushing yards per game (67.250 - currently sixth) and yards per carry (4.53 - currently ninth)...also finished with 17 rushing touchdowns, 67 catches for 517 yards and three scores on offense while returning 30 kickoffs for 581 yards on special teams...transferred to Tulane from Iowa Lakes Community College and went on to lead the team in rushing in each of his three Division I seasons...as a sophomore, ran 170 times for 691 yards and seven touchdowns, caught 16 passes for 171 yards and a score, and returned 23 kickoffs for 444 yards...earned second-team Associated Press All-South Independent honors and was named team MVP after running 185 times for 879 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in 27 passes for 225 yards and two scores...as a senior, named first-team All-Metro after running 120 times for 582 yards and eight touchdowns to go with 24 receptions for 121 yards...played two seasons of professional football with the Tampa Bay Bandits (1984-85) of the United States Football League.

Second Team - Jerald Sowell (1993-96): Four-year letterman completed his career ranking second in Tulane history in 100-yard rushing games (6 - currently eighth) and sixth in both rushing attempts (473 - currently 10th) and rushing yards (1,962 - currently 12th) while scoring 14 total touchdowns (10 rushing, 4 receiving) and hauling in 101 passes for 1,053 yards (10.4 avg)...became the first Tulane freshman to lead the team in rushing when he finished with 403 yards and a score on 79 carries while catching 18 passes for 144 yards in 1993...set a Tulane record that season for the longest play from scrimmage with a 98-yard touchdown run at Alabama (9/4/93)...named team MVP and claimed honorable-mention All-National Independent recognition as a sophomore after leading the Wave with 609 yards and three touchdowns on 156 carries and ranking second on the team with 31 catches for 273 yards and two scores...finished second on the team in rushing with 346 yards and two touchdowns on 84 carries and third in receiving with 27 catches for 284 yards and a score as a junior in 1995...named second-team All-Louisiana as a senior after leading the team in rushing with 595 yards and four scores on 154 carries while hauling in 25 passes for 352 yards and a score...invited to participate in the 1996 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic, where he was named Gray Offensive MVP, and the 1997 Senior Bowl...selected by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft...played professionally for the New York Jets (1997-2005) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006).

WIDE RECEIVER

First Team - JaJuan Dawson (1996-99): Four-year letterman and three-year starter completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in touchdown receptions (31 - currently second) while finishing second in catches (234), receiving yards (3,048 - currently third) and 100-yard receiving games (14)...after catching 18 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown as a freshman in 1996, earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as a sophomore after snaring 52 tosses for 839 yards and 10 scores...tabbed second-team All C-USA as a junior after posting the second-most touchdown passes (12 - currently tied for third) and receptions (68 - currently tied for 10th) for 947 yards while helping the team go 12-0 with a C-USA championship and win the 1998 Liberty Bowl...claimed first-team All C-USA and All-Louisiana recognition as a senior after setting Tulane records with 96 catches for 1,051 yards (currently ninth) and eight touchdowns in 1999...had double-digit catches on seven occasions during his career, including a school-record, 16-catch day vs SMU (9/11/99) and a 15-grab effort vs Ole Miss (10/9/99)...invited to participate in the 1999 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic and 2000 Florida All-Star Classic...selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft...played professionally for the Browns (2000-01), Houston Texans (2002) and Indianapolis Colts (2003).

First Team - Marc Zeno (1984-87): Four-year starter set Tulane career records in receptions (236), receiving yards (3,725), touchdown catches (25 - currently third) and 100-yard receiving games (17) while finishing third in yards per catch (15.78 - currently fifth)...his receiving yardage total was a then-NCAA record (currently 26th), surpassing the former mark of 3,598 established by College Football Hall of Famer Ron Sellers of Florida from 1966-68...had 18 catches for 349 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman and exploded onto the college scene with 73 grabs for 1,137 yards and three scores as a sophomore en route to earning honorable-mention Associated Press All-America and second-team AP All-South Independent recognition in 1985...his yardage total that season was the first 1,000-yard effort by a Tulane player and he set a then-game record with 13 catches for 208 yards against LSU (11/30/85)...named third-team AP All-American, first-team AP All-South and first-team All-Louisiana as a junior after snaring 68 passes for 1,033 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior...as a senior, set school records with 1,206 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns (currently second) on 68 grabs and was tabbed first-team All-American by the AP while garnering second-Team United Press All-America and first-team AP All-South Independent honors...broke Sellers' career yardage mark in dramatic fashion with a 12-catch, 238-yard, two-touchdown performance against Southwest Louisiana (11/14/87)...helped lead the Green Wave to the 1987 Independence Bowl...invited to participate in the 1988 Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game...selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 1988 NFL Draft and was the 80th receiver selected in the 1991 World League of American Football Draft by the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks...played professionally with the Calgary Stampeeders (1989) and British Columbia Lions (1990) of the Canadian Football League and with the Tampa Bay Storm (1991) of the Arena Football League.

Second Team - Robert Griffin (1980, 1982-83): Three-year starter set Tulane career records in receiving yards (1,945 - currently 10th), touchdown catches (11 - currently tied for 14th) and 100-yard receiving games (6 - currently ninth) while finishing second in receptions (126 - currently tied for 12th)...as a sophomore, had 45 catches and then-school records 801 yards and 10 touchdowns in 1980 ...that season, set Tulane single-game records with 11 catches (currently tied for 11th) for 183 yards (currently tied for 12th) vs SMU (10/4/80) and four touchdown receptions vs Rice (9/20/80)...missed the 1981 season with a knee injury but returned in 1982 to claim honorable-mention Associated Press All-America honors and earn first-team AP All-South, All-Metro and All-Louisiana recognition after setting a then-Tulane record 56 passes for 784 yards...hauled in 25 passes for 360 yards and a touchdown as a senior in 1983...helped led the Green Wave to a pair of winning seasons, including a 7-5 campaign in 1980 which culminated with a trip to the Hall of Fame Bowl...was a territorial selection of the New Orleans Breakers in the 1984 United States Football League Draft.

Second Team - Roydell Williams (2000-01, 2003-04): Four-year letterman and three-year starter set the Tulane career record in touchdown catches (35) while finishing second in receiving yards (3,207), third in receptions (215), tied for third in 100-yard games (12) and seventh in yards per catch (14.92)...his touchdown grabs was also a Conference USA record...claimed Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors in 2000 after catching 26 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns...hauled in 56 passes for 886 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore en route to earning second-team All C-USA and All-Louisiana recognition...limited to three games in 2002 after suffering a fractured tibia against East Carolina (9/14/02), but bounced back to claim first-team All C-USA and All-Louisiana as a redshirt-junior after posting 66 receptions for 1,006 yards and nine scores...was named fourth-team College Sports Report All-American and claimed first-team All C-USA and All-Louisiana recognition as a senior in 2004 after catching 52 passes for 826 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior...invited to participate in the 2004 The Villages Gridiron Classic and the 2005 Senior Bowl...selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft...played professionally for the Titans (2005-07) and Washington Redskins (2009-10).

TIGHT END

First Team - Rodney Holman (1978-81): Four-year starter set Tulane career records in receptions (135 - currently 10th), receiving yards (1,543 - currently outside the Top 15) and touchdown receptions (9 - currently outside the Top 15)...all of his records are still Tulane marks for a tight end...had 19 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown as a freshman in 1978...named honorable-mention All-American by The Sporting News, first-team All-Metro and All-Louisiana, and second-team Associated Press All-South Independent as a sophomore in 1979 after posting 478 yards and five touchdown on a then-Tulane record-tying 47 catches...claimed second-team Newspaper Enterprise Association All-America honors and was named first-team All-Louisiana and All-Metro as a junior after recording 42 receptions for 481 yards and a score in 1980...concluded his career with 27 catches for 313 yards and two touchdowns as a senior when he was named second-team Associated Press All-American and tabbed first-team AP All-South Independent, All-Metro and All-Louisiana...helped lead the team to winning seasons in each of his final three campaigns, including trips to the 1979 Liberty Bowl and 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl...invited to participate in the 1981 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic as well as the 1982 East-West Shrine Game and Olympia Gold Bowl...selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 1982 NFL Draft...played professionally for the Bengals (1982-92) and Detroit Lions (1993-95), earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl recognition from 1988-90 and helping the Bengals reach Super Bowl XXIII.

Second Team - Larry Route (1983-86): Four-year starter finished his career fifth in Tulane history in receptions (123 - currently tied for 14th), tied for sixth in touchdown catches (8 - currently outside the Top 15) and seventh in receiving yards (1,366 - currently outside the Top 15)...tabbed first-team Blue Chips Freshman All-American and honorable-mention All-Louisiana in 1983 after leading the team with 38 catches while ranking second with 421 yards and a pair of touchdowns...earned Associated Press All-South Independent and All-Metro as in 1985 after pacing the squad with 46 catches while ranking second with 478 receiving yards and three scores...limited to five games as a junior due to a hamstring injury but still managed 10 grabs for 84 yards...bounced back to claim the team's Bill Svoboda Outstanding Senior Award in 1986 after ranking second on the team with 29 catches for 383 yards and three touchdowns.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

First Team - Eric Laakso (1975-77): Three-year starter...named honorable-mention Associated Press All-South Independent and All-Louisiana as a junior in 1976 and claimed the team's Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance against Vanderbilt (10/2/76)...as a senior, tabbed honorable-mention Associated Press All-American, first-team AP All-South Independent and first-team All-Louisiana in 1977...that year, was named team MVP and claimed Offensive Player of the Week honors against Memphis State (9/10/77)...invited to play in the 1978 East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl...selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 1978 NFL Draft...played professionally for the Dolphins (1978-84), helping lead the team to appearances in Super Bowls XVII and XIX.

First Team - Bernard Robertson (1997-2000): Four-year starter...claimed All-Conference USA honors in three of his four collegiate seasons, earning a spot on the All-Freshman Team in 1997 and first-team All C-USA honors as a sophomore and senior...named honorable-mention All-Louisiana as a freshman and first-team all-state as a senior...as a senior in 2000, claimed third-team Football News All-American...helped lead the Green Wave to three winning seasons, including a 12-0 mark as a sophomore which saw the Green Wave win the 1998 Liberty Bowl...invited to participate in the 2001 Senior Bowl...selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2001 NFL Draft and played for the Bears from 2001-03.

Second Team - Andre Lockley (1984-87): Four-year letterman and three year starter...after playing defensive line as a freshman, when he posted two solo tackles in seven games of work, started the next three years at offensive tackle...named honorable-mention Associated Press All-American and second-team Associated Press All-South Independent as both a junior and senior...tabbed Tulane's Offensive Player of the Game for his performance against Ole Miss (9/27/86)...was an integral part of the 1987 Independence Bowl team.

Second Team - Darin Shoulders (1987-90): Four-year letterman and three-year starter...named second-team Freshman All-American by Football News in 1987...named to Associated Press All-South Independent and All-Louisiana teams as a junior and senior...voted team captain and named team MVP as a senior in 1990...invited to participate in the 1990 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic and the 1991 All-America Classic...played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts in 1991.

OFFENSIVE GUARD

First Team - Jim Boyle (1981-83): Three-year starter...as a junior in 1982, named honorable-mention Associated Press All-American and earned first-team AP All-South Independent, All-Metro and All-Louisiana honors...that season, was tabbed Tulane Offensive Player of the Game for his efforts vs Vanderbilt (10/2/82)...earned the Captain's Award as a senior in 1983...selected by the Miami Dolphins in the ninth round of the 1984 NFL Draft...played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1987-88).

First Team - Andrew Nierman (2007-10): Four-year starter...helped pave the way for Matt Forté's record-setting 2,127-yard rushing performance as a freshman in 2007, blocked for 1,000-yard rusher André Anderson as a sophomore and junior, and was a key reason Orleans Darkwa set a Tulane freshman rushing record with 925 yards during his senior season in 2010...named honorable-mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and claimed a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2007...claimed honorable-mention All C-USA recognition as in each of his final two seasons...played professionally in the Arena Football League for the New Orleans Voodoo (2011) and the Spokane Shock (2012-13).

Second Team - Jerry Godfrey (1996-99): Four-year letterman and three-year starter...tabbed second-team All-Louisiana as a sophomore in 1997 and claimed second-team All-Conference USA honors as both a junior and senior...helped the Green Wave post a pair of winning record, including a 12-0 mark as a junior when Tulane won the 1998 Liberty Bowl.

Second Team - Chuck Pitcock (1977-80): Four-year letterman and two-year starter...named second-team All-Metro as a junior in 1979 and as a senior in 1980...voted team captain as a senior...tabbed Tulane Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against West Virginia (10/20/79) and Memphis State (11/15/80)...helped lead the Green Wave to winning seasons in each of his last two seasons with trips to the 1979 Liberty Bowl and the 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl...played professionally in the United States Football League with the Los Angeles Express (1983) and the Tampa Bay Bandits (1984-85) and in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1985) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987).

CENTER

First Team - Dee Methvin (1976-78): Three-year starter...named honorable-mention Associated Press All-American while claiming first-team AP All-South Independent and All-Louisiana recognition as a senior in 1978...named Tulane Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Army (10/16/76) and TCU (10/21/78)...invited to participate in the 1978 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic...selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 12th round of the 1979 NFL Draft.

Second Team - Don Maggs* (1981-83): Three-year starter...tabbed second-team Sophomore All-American by Football News in 1981...earned first-team All-Metro and All-Louisiana honors as well as second-team Associated Press All-South Independent recognition and team Offensive MVP as a senior in 1983...named Tulane Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Memphis State (11/14/81), Rice (9/18/82), Mississippi State (9/3/83) and Southern Miss (10/22/83)...invited to participate in the 1984 Senior Bowl...selected by the Pittsburgh Maulers in the second round of the 1984 United States Football League Draft and by the Houston Oilers in the second round of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft...played professionally in the USFL for the Maulers (1984) and New Jersey Generals (1985) and in the NFL for the Oilers (1986-92) and Denver Broncos (1993-94).

*named in place of a center due to a tie in voting at the tackle position

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