Dec. 12, 2013
New Orleans - Tulane sophomore cornerback Lorenzo Doss forever etched his name among the school's top players with his selection to the 2013 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Second Team. The nation's oldest All-America team was announced this evening on The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.
Doss is among the 124th team honored by the organization and is now in rare company. He is the first Tulane player to garner Walter Camp All-America honors since defensive tackle Charles Hall was a first team selection in 1973, and becomes the fourth player in school history named to the team.
He joins Hall and first-teamers Jerry Dalrymple (1930, 1931) and Bill Banker (1929). From 1889 to 1964, only eleven players were selected. In 1965, both offensive and defensive teams were picked, and the organization added a second team in 1999.
A native New Orleanian who prepped at St. Augustine High School, Doss has quickly blossomed into one of the best cornerbacks in all of college football in less than two full seasons. He leads the team and ranks second nationally with seven interceptions, including two returns for touchdowns, and passes defended with nine. In just 24 career games, Doss has already swiped 12 interceptions and already ranks 11th among the NCAA's active career leaders.
This season, Doss was named to the All-Conference USA First Team just one season after he was selected to the 2012 C-USA All-Freshman Team. Doss has started all 12 games in 2013 and sits third in pass break-ups, 10th with 32 tackles (23 solo) to go with 1.5 tackles for loss and has one fumble recovery.
His seven interceptions ranks sixth in Tulane single-season history and his 26.4 yards per interception return sits seventh. Doss leads C-USA in interceptions per game (0.6) and is tied for second in passes defended per game (1.3).
The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 125 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm.
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 annually an All-America team.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. Visit http://www.ncfaa.org.
The members of the 2013 All-America team, along with Player of the Year Winston and Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe (Duke), will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. In addition, the Foundation will recognize three individuals - former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann (Distinguished American), former Penn State and Oakland Raider standout lineman Matt Millen (Man of the Year) and former North Carolina All-American Ken Huff (Alumnus of the Year) - with major awards.
The Foundation is offering a "Holiday Ticket Promotion" for the National Awards Dinner. Buy two tickets for $450 (you save $150) before December 31. Please call (203) 288-CAMP (288-2267) for more information.
Doss and the Green Wave will conclude its season against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN and will also be aired around the country on ESPN Radio and locally on WMTI FM 106.1 "The Ticket."
Tickets for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl are $40 and $60 each and will be located on the west side of the Superdome behind the Tulane bench. The first 1,000 fans to purchase their tickets will receive a commemorative bowl T-shirt and a ticket to the men's basketball game on Dec. 21 and Dec. 22.
Please contact the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office, which is located on the first floor of the Wilson Center on Ben Weiner Drive, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., over the phone at 504-861-WAVE (9283) or via the Internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.
2013 Walter Camp All-America Teams
First Team Offense Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M 6-5 225 Soph. Galveston, TX WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State 5-10 186 Jr. Stockton, CA TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech 6-5 260 Jr. San Antonio, TX OL Cyrus Louandjio, Alabama 6-6 310 Jr. Hyattsville, MD OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M # 6-5 305 Sr. Missouri City, TX OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor 6-5 340 Sr. Fort Worth, TX OL David Yankey, Stanford 6-5 313 Sr. Roswell, GA C Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma 6-3 298 Sr. Oklahoma City, OK QB AJ McCarron, Alabama 6-4 214 Sr. Mobile, AL RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona 5-10 207 Jr. Tucson, AZ RB Andre Williams, Boston College 6-0 227 Sr. Schnecksville, PA PK Anthony Fera, Texas 6-2 208 Sr. Cypress, TX PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State 6-1 203 Fr. Mascotte, FL
First Team Defense Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown DL Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh 6-0 285 Sr. Pittsburgh, PA DL Michael Sam, Missouri 6-2 255 Sr. Hitchcock, TX DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas 6-5 250 Sr. Plano, TX DL Vic Beasley, Clemson 6-2 235 Jr. Adairsville, GA LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama* 6-2 238 Sr. Mobile, AL LB Anthony Barr, UCLA 6-4 248 Sr. San Pedro, CA LB Trent Murphy, Stanford 6-6 261 Sr. Mesa, AZ DB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan St. 5-11 197 Sr. Dry Branch, CA DB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State 5-8 190 Sr. Fort Lauderdale, FL DB Jason Verrett, TCU # 5-10 176 Sr. Fairfield, CA DB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State 6-0 200 Sr. Huntsville, TX P Austin Rehkow, Idaho 6-3 202 Fr. Veradale, WA KR Ty Montgomery, Stanford 6-2 215 Jr. Dallas, TX
Second Team Offense Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson 6-1 205 Jr. Fort Myers, FL WR Davante Adams, Fresno State 6-2 216 Soph. Palo Alto, CA TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina 6-4 245 Jr. Greensboro, NC OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan * 6-8 315 Sr. Cave Creek, AZ OL Jack Mewhort, Ohio State 6-6 308 Sr. Toledo, OH OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State 6-4 340 Sr. Liberty, MS OL Cameron Erving, Florida State 6-6 320 Jr. Moultrie, GA C Bryan Stork, Florida State 6-4 300 Sr. Vero Beach, FL QB Jameis Winston, Florida State 6-4 228 Fr. Bessemer, AL RB Bishop Sankey, Washington 5-10 203 Jr. Spokane, WA RB Kapri Bibbs, Colorado State 5-11 203 Soph. Plainfield, IL PK Jeff Budzien, Northwestern 5-11 175 Sr. Hartland, WA
Second Team Defense Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown DL Marcus Smith, Louisville 6-3 252 Sr. Columbus, GA DL Shilique Calhoun, Michigan St. 6-4 250 Soph. Middletown, NJ DL Jadeveon Clowney, So. Carolina* 6-6 274 Jr. Rock Hill, SC DL Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State 6-3 245 Jr. Aiken, SC LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State 6-2 230 Jr. Fort Lauderdale, FL LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo 6-3 248 Sr. Fort Pierce, FL LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU 6-3 245 Sr. Reno, NV DB Anthony Harris, Virginia 6-1 190 Jr. Chesterfield, VA DB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon 5-10 185 Jr. Chino Hills, CA DB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech 6-0 194 Sr. Baltimore, MD DB Deone Bucannon, Washington St. 6-1 215 Sr. Fairfield, CA DB Lorenzo Doss, Tulane 5-11 175 Soph. New Orleans, LA P Tom Hornsey, Memphis 6-3 210 Sr. Geelong, Victoria Australia KR DeVon Edwards, Duke 5-9 185 Fr. Covington, GA
* - 2012 Walter Camp First Team All-America # - 2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-America