Four Green Wave Football Players Earn All-State Honors



Dec. 2, 1999

NEW ORLEANS - Four Tulane football players were named to Louisiana Football magazine's all-state college team, the publication announced Tuesday.

Wide receiver JaJuan Dawson, quarterback Patrick Ramsey, offensive lineman Torie Taulli and defensive back Tim Carter each earned all-state honors for their outstanding performances during the 1999 season.

Dawson, a 6-foot-1, 197-pound senior from Gibson, La., earned the accolades 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 also a 1999 first team all-Conference USA selection.

Ramsey, 6-foot-2, 225-pound sophomore from Ruston, La., set single-season school records for attempts (513), completions (310), passing yardage (3,410), and yards per game (310.0) in his first season as the Green Wave starting quarterback. He currently ranks 10th in the nation in total offense (304.5 yards per game) and is the only player in the 106-year history of Tulane football to throw for more than 400 yards in a single game.

Tauli, a 6-foot, 256-pound sophomore from Harvey, La., was a starter in every game this season at center and was a key reason why the Green Wave offense rolled to 4,626 yards of total offense, the second-highest total in school history. Tauli was a Conference USA all-Freshman selection last season.

Carter, a 6-foot, 183-pound junior from Tallahassee, Fla., was a starter in 10 of 11 games this season at cornerback. He totaled 35 tackles on the year, including 27 solo stops. He led Tulane with eight pass break ups and one interception. It is the first time in his career that Carter has received postseason accolades.