Jamal Ellis named second team All-American by D2Football.com; Washington earns honorable mention


Jamal Ellis named second team All-American by D2Football.com; Washington earns honorable mention
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEWBERRY - Newberry College offensive lineman Jamal Ellis (Pelzer, S.C.) has been named a second team All-American by D2Football.com as announced Wednesday. In addition, wide receiver Corey Washington (North Charleston, S.C.) is an honorable mention All-American.

Ellis was a first team DAKTRONICS and second team Don Hansen's Football Gazette all-Super Region Two selection. The first team all-SAC selection started every game this season at left guard for the Wolves, blocking for one of the most balanced offenses in the nation. The Wolves conceded approximately two sacks a game and rushed for 2,143 yards on the season.

Washington was one of the nation's most electric players at the receiver position, a first team DAKTRONICS all-Super Region Two selection and second team Don Hansen's Football Gazette all-Super Region Two pick. He became just the second Newberry player in 100 years to score 100 points in one season with 16 touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions.

In the Wolves' 12 games, Washington caught 44 passes for 839 yards and a school single-season record 13 touchdowns. He also returned a punt 85-yards for a touchdown in the regular season finale against North Greenville and had a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns in the playoff game at Carson-Newman. He was the only player in the South Atlantic Conference to earn player of the week honors at different positions, with offensive honors for the Brevard game and special teams honors for the North Greenville game.

His 13 touchdown receptions this year ranked second in the conference and 10th in the nation.

He is one of only four players in the 28-year history of the SAC to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game. He is tied with West Texas A&M's Nathan Slaughter for the most special teams returns for touchdowns this season with three, although Washington's came on only five special teams plays.

His 839 receiving yards this year tied with NFL tight end Brandon Bostick's 2010 season for third-most in a season at Newberry. In his two-year career at Newberry, the junior college transfer had 95 receptions for 1,615 yard and 22 touchdowns. He ranks ninth in career receptions, seventh in career yardage and second in career touchdowns at Newberry.

Washington was a first team all-SAC selection this season after earning second team honors in 2012.

2013 D2Football.com All-America Team

First Team

QB

Dustin Vaughan

West Texas A&M

RB

Franklyn Quiteh

Bloomsburg

RB

Rondell White

West Chester

WR

Jeff Janis

Saginaw Valley State

WR

Marquez Clark

Central Oklahoma

TE

Joe Don Duncan

Dixie State

OL

Matt Feiler

Bloomsburg

OL

Brian Clarke

Bloomsburg

OL

Jeremy Gatson

Shaw

OL

Matt Armstrong

Grand Valley State

OL

William Wright

West Georgia

DL

Jake Metz

Shippensburg

DL

Larry Webster

Bloomsburg

DL

Matt Longacre

Northwest Missouri State

DL

Darius Allen

Colorado State-Pueblo

LB

Carlos Fields

Winston-Salem State

LB

Tavarius Wilson

North Alabama

LB

LeRon Furr

Fort Valley State

DB

Pierre Desir

Lindenwood

DB

Brandon Dixon

Northwest Missouri State

DB

Dexter Moody

Albany State

DB

Michael Green

Lenoir-Rhyne

K

Sergio Castillo

West Texas A&M

P

Brandon Kliesen

Colorado State-Pueblo

AP

John Brown

Pittsburg State

Second Team

QB

Kevin Rodgers

Henderson State

RB

Keidrick Jackson

Midwestern State

RB

Tyler Tonderum

Southwest Minnesota State

WR

Trevor Harman

Shippensburg

WR

Freddie Martino

North Greenville

TE

Ryan Corbin

Southwestern Oklahoma State

OL

Craig Watts

West Texas A&M

OL

Cole Manhart

Nebraska-Kearney

OL

Matthew Reece

Tuskegee

OL

Byron Dovales

Indiana (Pa.)

OL

Jamal Ellis

Newberry

DL

Charles Tuaau

Texas A&M-Commerce

DL

Zach Moore

Concordia St. Paul

DL

Ethan Westbrooks

West Texas A&M

DL

Jamie Meder

Ashland

LB

Taylor McCuller

West Texas A&M

LB

Chris Pope

Valdosta State

LB

Keaton Stigger

Henderson State

DB

Brian Dixon

Northwest Missouri State

DB

Thomas Wolfe III

Fort Valley State

DB

Justin Bell

Ohio Dominican

DB

Jack Moro

St. Cloud State

K

Steve Wakefield

Mercyhurst

P

Scottie Gallardo

Fort Lewis

AP

Nathan Slaughter

West Texas A&M

Honorable Mention

QB

Jonathon Jennings

Saginaw Valley State

QB

Joe Clancy

Merrimack

QB

Jon Wolf

Minnesota State

QB

Bo Cordell

Tusculum

RB

Glen Clinton

Chadron State

RB

Daiquone Ford

Findlay

RB

Anthony Taylor

Ashland

RB

Terrell Watson

Azusa Pacific

WR

Robert Holland

Chowan

WR

Vernon Johnson

Texas A&M-Commerce

WR

Gregory Moore

Lane

WR

Corey Washington

Newberry

WR

Torrence Allen

West Texas A&M

WR

Darius Davis

Henderson State

TE

Reggie Jordan

Missouri Western State

TE

Michael Flacco

New Haven

TE

Scott Simonson

Assumption

TE

Jamie Potts

Grand Valley State

OL

Marcus Cuellar

Western Oregon

OL

Viondy Merisma

American International

OL

Mike Nelson

Central Washington

OL

Joe Ray

Lenoir-Rhyne

DL

Julian Howsare

Clarion

DL

Kraig Akins

Western Oregon

DL

Chris Schaudt

Minnesota State

DL

Mike Pennel

Colorado State-Pueblo

DL

Troy Harris

Mars Hill

DL

Donnie Owens

Winston-Salem State

DL

Howard Jones

Shepherd

DL

Lawrence Virgil

Valdosta State

DL

Robert Hayes

Shepherd

DL

Blake Baker

Lenoir-Rhyne

LB

Jake Edmiston

Colorado Mesa

LB

Nate Dreiling

Pittsburg State

LB

Colby Ring

Minnesota Duluth

LB

Ronell Williams

West Chester

LB

Isaiah Fleming

Cheyney

LB

Grant Singer

Mary

LB

DJ Gnader

Northwest Missouri State

DB

Dewey McDonald

California (Pa.)

DB

Neiko Conway

Midwestern State

DB

Devin Wallace

Virginia Union

DB

Curtis Slater

West Texas A&M

DB

Tyler Thornton

Azusa Pacific

DB

Dashaun Phillips

Tarleton State

DB

Caleb Massey

North Alabama

DB

Darnell Evans

Shaw

DB

Malcolm Butler

West Alabama

P

James McCombie

Slippery Rock

AP

Mike DeCaro

New Haven