Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This And That

Have you entered the contest to win a reading of the book Football; The Ivy League Origins of an American Obsession? For more information on the book and the contest, see yesterday's BGA Daily ;-)
No new names to report but the usually accurate Football Scoop is reporting that Jerry Taylor, Dartmouth's wide receivers coach, has added recruiting coordinator duties. Scroll down HERE to find the mention.
Already chosen second-team All-America by the Associated Press, Dartmouth linebacker Flo Orimolade has earned the same distinction from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Find the story HERE and the full list of honorees HERE.
As already noted, Orimolade has been selected for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game on Jan. 21. He'll be joined by Cornell punter Chris Fraser. STATS has a list of FCS players chosen so far for the postseason and to date Orimolade and Fraser are the only two Ivy Leaguers mentioned. (LINK)
Speaking of Orimolade, his bio on Dartmouth's official football web page has been updated. Here is his senior year in toto:

Tri-captain ... Bushnell Cup winner as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year ... Buck Buchanan Award Finalist ... All-Ivy League First Team at linebacker ... led the nation in forced fumbles per game, ranked 10th in sacks per game and 22nd in tackles for a loss per game ... led the league in forced fumbles and sacks, plus was second in TFL ... 83 tackles were fifth-most in the conference ... named College Sports Madness Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19 after helping the Big Green defeat No. 22 New Hampshire for the first time in 40 years with a team-high nine tackles, one for a loss, two forced fumbles and two passes broken up ... Defensive Player of the Week for the Ivy League and honorable mention for FCS from STATS the following week for his role in the 35-10 win at Holy Cross ... half of his eight tackles against the Crusaders went for a loss, including two sacks ... collected 10 tackles for the first time in his career versus Penn ... dropped the Yale QB for a sack twice ... contributed seven stops with a sack in the 20-17 triumph over Towson ... once again posted 10 tackles, this time at Columbia as the Big Green limited the Lions to just three field goals ... two of his six tackles in the 17-13 win at Cornell were sacks, one of which jarred the ball loose, earning Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors once again ... final sack of his career came against Brown in his final home game ... collected a career-high 13 tackles at Princeton to end the season. Preseason honors: STATS Preseason FCS All-America Second Team ... STATS Defensive Player of the Year Watch List ... College Sports Madness Ivy League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and All-Ivy League First Team