Monday, January 28, 2013

Freshman Honors

Three Ivy Leaguers were named to the College Sports Journal Freshman All-America team. Cornell running back Luke Hagy, Cornell center Zach Wilk and Princeton corner Anthony Gaffney were selected.

Although four quarterbacks were honored Ivy League Rookie of the Year Dalyn Williams of Dartmouth wasn't one of them. That's understandable, given that he started just three games and saw significant action in just five. Still, his numbers over essentially a half season compared favorably with the QB's who were chosen:

Dalyn Williams
Passing Efficiency (with national rank)
4. Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington 160.61
6. Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth 156.07*
25. Sawyer Kollmorgen, Northern Iowa 141.88
31. John Robertson, Villanova 138.05
34. Josh Woodrum, Liberty 137.24
* Not officially ranked

Completion Percentage
Woodrum 68.5
Williams 64.0
Adams 60.9
Robertson 60.1
Kollmorgen 59.1

TD/Int Ratio
Williams 7/0
Kollmorgen 21/8
Adams 20/8
Robertson 14/7
Woodrum 11/9
Caught just a bit of the Senior Bowl Saturday but the announcers were relatively optimistic about Harvard H-back Kyle Juszczyk's NFL chances. Given the way Princeton's Mike Catapano showed during the Shrine Game week it's not outside the realm of possibility that the Ivies could have two players drafted this year.
A little inspiring music to get your week started . . .