Dillingham grabs Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA

Dillingham grabs Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA

AUSTIN, Texas - Carson-Newman running back Jared Dillingham (Central, S.C.) has been tabbed for Academic All-America status by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.

Dillingham becomes the eighth recipient of the honor from the Carson-Newman football team and the 29th all-time among Carson-Newman's athletic department. He joins women's soccer star Lauren Wade among honorees this season. 

An exercise science major with a 3.52 GPA, Dillingham landed on the first team.  He is Carson-Newman's first first-team academic All-American since defensive lineman Keith Ackard in 2000. 

An All-SAC first team selection, Dillingham became the 25th player in Carson-Newman football history to rush for 1,000 yards in a year and became just the sixth player in C-N history to rush for 100 yards in three consecutive games. 

Dillingham finished the year third in the South Atlantic Conference in rushing with 1,028 yards on 176 carries.  He averaged 5.8 yards a tote and finished with 93.5 yards rushing per game.  Dillingham found the end zone 10 times on the year, including a career-best three in the regular season finale against UNC Pembroke. 

His best game came against Mars Hill on the road.  He narrowly missed out on becoming the 36th player in program history with a 200-yard rushing performance.  He finished with 196 yards on 24 carries on Oct. 14.

The 196-yard day was part of that three-game stretch where he rushed for 100 yards in three straight games. 


Dillingham joins football honorees Chris Horton (1993 and 1994), Keith Ackard (1999 and 2000), Curt Duncan (2012), Randall Freeman (2014) and Kooper Davis (2016).    



Pos.     Name                                 School                                                                    Yr.      GPA             Major

QB       Ty Reasnor                         Arkansas Tech University                                         Sr.      4.00             Mechanical Engineering

RB        Jared Dillingham                  Carson-Newman University                                      Sr.      3.52             Exercise Science

RB        Colin McDermott                 Shippensburg University                                          Gr.     3.71             MBA (G) / Supply Chain Management (UG)

WR      Jason Balts                          University of Minnesota Duluth                                 Jr.       3.99             Physical Education

WR      Cory Contini (1)                  Ohio Dominican University                                       Jr.       3.93             Accounting

TE         Nicholas Stanke                   University of Sioux Falls                                          Sr.      3.85             Nursing

OL        Devon Ackerman (1,*)         East Stroudsburg University                                     Sr.      4.00             Biochemistry & Chemical Biotechnology

OL        Corbin Feenstra (1, *)          Colorado State University-Pueblo                           Sr.      3.97             Business Management / Business Administration

OL        Sam Hall (1)                        Newberry College                                                  Sr.      4.00             Biology

OL        Ryan Michaels (2,%,^)          Mercyhurst University                                              Sr.      3.95             Sports Medicine

OL        Colin Peter (2)                    Colorado School of Mines                                       Sr.      3.92             Mechanical Engineering

OL        Dillon Vaughan (1)               West Texas A&M University                                    Gr.     4.00             Finance (MBA Marketing)

K          Carter McCauley (1,%)       Winona State University                                          Sr.      4.00             Biology: Cell & Molecular

ST        Evan Altizer                        Tusculum College                                                     Sr.      3.84             English

DL        Josh Croy                           Colorado State University-Pueblo                           Sr.      3.67             Business Management

DL        Jon Dicke                            Southwest Minnesota State University                      Jr.       4.00             Exercise Science

DL        Jedidiah Scott                     Assumption College                                                 Sr.      3.82             Economics

DL        Nick Thorpe                        University of Minnesota Duluth                                 Sr.      3.72             Mechanical Engineering

LB         Kirby Hora (2)                    Augustana University                                               Jr.       4.00             Biology

LB         Alex Lackey                        University of Central Missouri                                  Sr.      4.00             Accelerated BSMA Accountancy

LB         Collin Schlosser                   Grand Valley State University                                 Sr.      3.96             Biomedical Science / Pre Med

DB        Bo Brooks                           Missouri S&T                                                           Jr.       3.77             Petroleum Engineering

DB        Marcus Houghton (2)           Emporia State University                                         Gr.     3.97             Business Administration

DB        Austin Schaffer                   University of Sioux Falls                                          Sr.      3.99             Nursing

DB        Evan Tompkins                     Bemidji State University                                           Sr.      3.84             Pre-Law

P          Nate Skare                         Upper Iowa University                                             Sr.      3.93             Exercise Science



Pos.     Name                                 School                                                                    Yr.      GPA             Major

QB       Ryan Zapoticky                   Shippensburg University                                          Sr.      3.68             Biology (Pre-Med)

RB        Deshawn Jones                   Missouri S&T                                                           So.     3.61             Biological Sciences

RB        Landon Nault                       Emporia State University                                         Sr.      3.96             Biology

WR      Brad Novak                        Mercyhurst University                                              Sr.      3.87             Political Science

WR      Matthew Wilcox                  Ashland University                                                   Sr.      3.73             Exercise Science

TE         Nick Keizer                         Grand Valley State University                                 Sr.      3.59             Business Administration

OL        Andrew Lorenz                   Ohio Dominican University                                       Gr.     3.83/4.00     Accounting & Finance (UG) / MBA (G)

OL        Jake Porter                        Minnesota State University, Mankato                       Sr.      3.87             Finance

OL        Brandon Roe                      Southwestern Oklahoma State University                 Jr.       4.00             Engineering Technology

OL        Austin Treneff                     Notre Dame College                                               Jr.       3.92             Accounting

K          Will Brazill (2)                     California University of Pennsylvania                       Sr.      3.57             Parks and Recreation Management

ST        Kile Pletcher                        Southern Arkansas University                                  Sr.      4.00             Business Admin: Finance Analysis

DL        Myles Humphrey (2)            Shepherd University                                                Sr.      3.57             Recreation/Leisure Studies/Sport Communication

DL        Marcus Martin (2, *)            Slippery Rock University                                          Sr.      3.56             Safety Management

DL        Joey Newman                     Augustana University                                               Jr.       3.84             Exercise Science

DL        Dylan Roney                       Ferris State University                                             Sr.      3.63             Mathematics Education

LB         Landon Compton                 Missouri S&T                                                           Jr.       3.92             Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

LB         Austin Miller                        University of Central Missouri                                  Jr.       4.00             Finance

LB         Zack Singleton                    Wingate University                                                 Sr.      3.90             Community & Commercial Recreation

DB        Doyin Jibowu                      Fort Hays State University                                       Jr.       3.53             Management

DB        Mike Pietropola                  Indiana University of Pennsylvania                           Jr.       3.75             Health & Physical Education

DB        Braden Sweet                     Southwestern Oklahoma State University                 So.     4.00             Accounting

DB        Avram Tynes                       Augustana University                                               Jr.       3.78             Exercise Science

P          Christopher Birozes             Wingate University                                                 Sr.      3.89             Finance

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