Six Football Players Earn Confernece USA Honors



Nov. 23, 1999

CHICAGO - Six Tulane football players earned Conference USA postseason honors Tuesday, as selected by the league head coaches and media representatives.

Heading the list for the Green Wave is senior wide receiver JaJuan Dawson. Dawson, a 6-foot-1, 197-pound native of Gibson, La., earned first team all-Conference honors after catching a school-record 96 passes for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns.

Dawson currently ranks third nationally in receptions per game (9.60) and sixth in receiving yards per game (105.1). In addition, his 9.60 receptions per game is on pace to become a new Conference USA record. Dawson finished his career ranked second on the school's career receptions and career yardage list. He was a second team all-Conference USA pick last year.

Senior offensive lineman Jerry Godfrey and freshman placekicker Seth Marler were named to the second team. Godfrey, a 6-foot-3, 291-pound native of River Ridge, La., was the anchor of the Green Wave offensive line and a three-year starter. This season, Godfrey helped the Tulane offense amass 4,626 yards of total offense, the second-highest total in school history. He was a second-team selection last year as well.

Marler, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound native of Lilburn, Ga., was the only freshman to earn first or second team accolades. Marler was selected to the second team after an outstanding freshman campaign in which he connected on 15-of-21 field goal attempts, 30-of-31 PATs, and led the team with 75 points scored. At one point during the season, Marler made nine straight field goal attempts, including a 51-yard effort.

Three Green Wave players were also named to the C-USA all-Freshman team. In addition to Marler, defensive lineman Floyd Dorsey and defensive back Quentin Brown were named one of the league's top freshmen.

Dorsey, a 6-foot-3, 238-pound native of Tyler, Texas, ranked 10th on the squad with 39 tackles. A starter in seven games, Dorsey led the team with eight quarterback hurries and recorded five sacks.

Brown, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Ennis, Texas, ranked sixth on the team with 50 tackles, including 33 solos. He tallied six pass break ups and two tackles for loss and made five starts.