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