Coleman nets second All-American honor

Coleman nets second All-American honor

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Carson-Newman linebacker Jaycob Coleman has earned a spot on his second All-America team.  Coleman was previously lauded with a spot on the Beyond Sports Network third team, now he moves up to Daktronics second team. 

Coleman turned in arguably the greatest season for a Carson-Newman defender since the turn of the century.  The linebacker from Norton, Va. finished the year with 137 tackles, sixth most for a single season at Carson-Newman.  The 137 stops are the most for a player at C-N since 1996.  Coleman finishes his career with 270 tackles, 10th on C-N's all-time list. 

The Norton, Va.-native put together seven consecutive games with 10 tackles or more to close the season.  His 17 tackles against Tusculum are the second highest total since 1996 and tied for 11th all-time at C-N.   He is the first player with multiple 15-tackle performances in a single season since current Carson-Newman defensive coordinator and consensus All-American Mike Clowney was playing for C-N in his senior season back in 1996. 

Coleman was fourth in the league and 23rd in the nation in tackles per game. He also recovered a fumble for a touchdown and picked off two passes this year.

He becomes Carson-Newman's first All-American at linebacker since Eric Rice brought home the honor in 2007.  Coleman is the 110th All-American in C-N football history and the 16th to garner an All-American honor as a linebacker. The Eagles' first All-American linebacker was current ETSU head coach Carl Torbush; he brought home the distinction in 1973.


Offense first team


Pos Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown


TE Jamie Potts Grand Valley State (Mich.) So. 6-3 225 Ravenna, Mich.


OL Matt Armstrong Grand Valley State (Mich.) Sr. 6-3 290 Lansing, Mich.


OL Brian Clarke Bloomsburg (Pa.) Sr. 6-3 290 Hanover, Pa.


OL Craig Watts West Texas A&M Sr. 6-4 335 Killeen, Texas


OL Cody Carlson Northwest Missouri State Sr. 6-3 275 Eudora, Kan.


OL Joe Ray Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) So. 6-0 245 Atlanta, Ga.


WR Jeff Janis Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) Sr. 6-3 218 Tawas City, Mich.


WR Torrence Allen West Texas A&M Sr. 6-1 190 Meridian, Texas


QB Dustin Vaughan West Texas A&M Sr. 6-5 220 Corpus Christi, Texas


RB Franklyn Quiteh Bloomsburg (Pa.) Sr. 5-10 206 Tobyhanna, Pa.


RB Tyler Tonderum Southwest Minnesota State Jr. 5-10 191 Armstrong, Iowa


RS C.J. Davis Shepherd (W. Va.) Fr-RS 5-9 182 Hagerstown, Md.


PK Sergio Castillo, Jr. West Texas A&M Sr. 5-11 195 La Joya, Texas


Second Team


Pos Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown


TE Ryan Corbin Southwestern Oklahoma Sr. 6-4 250 Newcastle, Okla.


OL Terrance Harris West Texas A&M Sr. 6-4 285 Killeen, Texas


OL Jake Brandt Ohio Dominican Sr. 6-5 260 Columbus, Ohio


OL Kelton Hays Henderson State (Ark.) Sr. 5-11 284 Jonesville, La.


OL Tom Olson Minnesota-Duluth Sr. 6-6 285 Coon Rapids, Minn.


OL Trey Farmer West Chester (Pa.) Sr. 6-1 280 Hatfield, Pa.


WR Trevor Harman Shippensburg (Pa.) Jr. 6-2 210 Mechanicsburg, Pa.


WR Freddie Martino North Greenville (S.C.) Sr. 6-0 195 North, S.C.


QB Kevin Rodgers Henderson State (Ark.) Jr. 6-3 215 Rockwall, Texas


RB Rondell White West Chester (Pa.) Sr. 5-9 180 West Chester, Pa.


RB Glen Clinton Chadron State (Neb.) Sr. 5-10 200 Cody, Wyo.


RS John Brown Pittsburg State (Kan.) Sr. 5-11 170 Homestead, Fla.


PK Sam Brockshus Minnesota State-Mankato Sr. 5-11 205 Spencer, Iowa




First Team


Pos Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown


DL Matt Longacre Northwest Missouri State Jr. 6-3 240 Omaha, Neb.


DL Darius Allen Colorado State-Pueblo Jr. 6-3 239 Pueblo, Colo.


DL Jake Metz Shippensburg (Pa.) Sr. 6-7 255 Harleysville, Pa.


LB Tavarius Wilson North Alabama Sr. 5-11 235 Jackson, Miss.


LB Jake Edmiston Colorado Mesa Sr. 6-2 220 Palisade, Calif.


LB Taylor McCuller West Texas A&M Sr. 6-2 240 Red Oak, Texas


LB Nate Dreiling Pittsburg State (Kan.) Sr. 6-4 226 Hutchinson, Kan.


S Michael Green Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) Sr. 6-0 195 Kingsland, Ga.


S Jack Moro St. Cloud State (Minn.) Sr. 5-11 190 Brookfield, Wisc.


CB Brandon Dixon Northwest Missouri State Sr. 6-0 195 Pompano Beach, Fla.


CB Darnell Evans Shaw (N.C.) Jr. 5-8 181 Madison, N.J.


P Brandon Kleisen Colorado State-Pueblo Sr. 5-10 221 Pueblo, Colo.


Second Team


Pos Player School Class Ht. Wt. Hometown


DL Blake Baker Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) Jr. 6-1 215 Bethlehem, N.C.


DL Charles Tuaau Texas A&M-Commerce Jr. 6-5 310 Wahiawa, Hawaii


DL Larry Webster Bloomsburg (Pa.) Sr. 6-7 250 Hagerstown, Md.


LB Keaton Stigger Henderson State (Ark.) Sr. 6-2 245 Collierville, Tenn.


LB Isaiah Fleming Cheyney (Pa.) Jr. 5-11 220 Wilmington, Dela.


LB Carlos Fields, Jr. Winston-Salem State (N.C.) Sr. 6-2 235 Henderson, N.C.


LB Jaycob Coleman Carson-Newman (Tenn.) Sr. 6-1 205 Norton, Va.


S Curtis Slater West Texas A&M Sr. 5-9 195 Houston, Texas


S Justin Bell Ohio Dominican Sr. 5-10 185 Columbus, Ohio


CB Pierre Desir Lindenwood (Mo.) Sr. 6-2 206 St. Charles, Mo.


CB Neiko Conway Midwestern State (Texas) Sr. 5-10 185 Houston, Texas


P James McCombie Slippery Rock (Pa.) Sr. 6-0 170 Nicktown, Pa.

Bears maul Eagles 37-3
November 2, 2013 Bears maul Eagles 37-3