Oluokun Earns National Award
Yale DB Named To All-Frosh Team
PHILADELPHIA, PA. — The Class of 2017 is a very talented one for the Yale Football program, so it was no surprise that one more award has come the way of one of its best, Foye Oluokun. The defensive back from St. Louis, Mo., has been named to the College Sports Journal 2013 Football Championship Subdivision All-Freshman Team.
Oluokun, who played both corner and safety last fall, was a second-team All-Ivy League selection who had more solo tackles (44) than any rookie in the league. He earned one of the team's freshman MVP awards after starting all 10 games and finished with 59 overall stops and four pass break-ups.
The former John Burroughs High School star earned both Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week and Ivy Rookie of the Week when he made a dozen solo tackles and 13 overall in a win over Brown at Yale Bowl in November. That season-best output also garnered him collegesportsmadness.com national honors.
2013 College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman Team
Javancy Jones, Defensive End, Jackson State
JeMarcus Marshall, Defensive End, Northwestern State
Austin Black, Defensive Tackle, Southeast Missouri State
Robert Torgerson, Defensive Tackle, Southern Utah
John Law, Linebacker, Appalachian State
Christophe Mulumba, Linebacker, Maine
James Rentz, Linebacker, Sacred Heart
Gage Steele, Linebacker, James Madison
Michael Jones, Cornerback, North Carolina Central
Foyesade Oluokun, Cornerback, Yale
Trey Robinson, Safety, Furman
Jameel Smith, Safety, Youngstown State
Eli Jenkins, Jacksonville State, Quarterback
R. J. Noel, Sacred Heart, Quarterback
Marcus Cox, Running Back, Appalachian State
Martin Ruiz, Running Back, Youngstown State
Darius Victor, All-Purpose Back, Towson
Drew Potter, Fullback, South Dakota
Riley Donovan, Wide Receiver, South Dakota
Karel Hamilton, Wide Receiver, Samford
Barrett Burns, Tight End, Appalachian State
Jimmy Lowery, Tackle, Eastern Illinois
Anton Wahrby, Tackle, Wofford
Matt Fisher, Guard Cal Poly
Jacob Julian, Guard, Northern Arizona
Tad McNeely, Center, New Hampshire
First-Team Special Teams
Anthony Prevost, Place Kicker, Hampton
Bentley Critcher, Punter, Appalachian State
Jatavious Wilson, Kickoff Returner, Central Arkansas
Anthony Warrum, Punt Returner, Illinois State
Chandler Dowell, Long Snapper, Southern Utah
Drew Reed, Quarterback, Lafayette
John Russ, Quarterback, Mercer
Tarik Cohen, Running Back, North Carolina A&T
C.J. Williams, Running Back, Bucknell
Kade Harrington, All-Purpose Back, Lamar
Josh Barge, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville State
Devin Borders, Wide Receiver, Eastern Kentucky
Andre Dessenberg, Wide Receiver, Towson
Eric Saubert, Tight End, Drake
JP Flynn, Tackle, Montana State
Javarius Leamon, Tackle, South Carolina State
Jessamen Dunker, Guard, Tennessee State
Corey Levin, Guard, Chattanooga
Aubrey Beal, Bryant, Center
Boston Bryant, Defensive End, Wofford
Samson Ebukam, Defensive End, Eastern Washington
Winston Craig, Defensive Tackle, Richmond
Patrick Richard, Defensive Tackle, Maine
Kourtney Berry, Linebacker, Alabama State
Aaron Reed, Linebacker, Duquesne
Marquis Smith, Linebacker, Savannah State
Jameer Thurman, Linebacker, Indiana State
Demetrius Johnson, Cornerback, Texas Southern
Trey Morgan, Cornerback, Western Carolina
Cam Kuksa, Safety, North Dakota
Donald Payne, Safety, Stetson
Second-Team Special Teams
Warren Handrahan, Place Kicker, Samford
Eric Enderson, Punter, Delaware
Devin Brown, Kickoff Returner, Coastal Carolina
Chris Crawford. Punt Returner, Stetson
Austin Barth, Long Snapper, Montana State
Freshman of the Year
Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington, Wide Receiver
First-Year Coach of the Year
Dale Lindsay, San Diego
Big Sky (8): Austin Barth, Montana State; Chandler Dowell, Southern Utah; Samson Ebukam, Eastern Washington; Matt Fisher, Cal Poly; JP Flynn, Montana State; Jacob Julian, Northern Arizona; Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington; Robert Torgerson, Southern Utah.
Big South (1): Devin Brown, Coastal Carolina.
Colonial Athletic Association (8): Winston Craig, Richmond; Andre Dessenberg, Towson; Eric Enderson, Delaware; Tad McNeely, New Hampshire; Christophe Mulumba, Maine; Patrick Richard, Maine; Gage Steele, James Madison; Darius Victor, Towson.
Ivy League (1): Foyesade Oluokun, Yale.
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (5): Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T; Michael Jones, North Carolina Central; Javarius Leamon, South Carolina State; Anthony Prevost, Hampton; Marquis Smith, Savannah State.
Missouri Valley Football Conference (8): Riley Donovan, South Dakota; Cam Kuksa, North Dakota; Jimmy Lowery, Eastern Illinois; Drew Potter, South Dakota; Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State; Jameel Smith, Youngstown State; Jameer Thurman, Indiana State; Anthony Warrum, Illinois State.
Northeast Conference (4): Aubrey Beal, Center; R. J. Noel, Sacred Heart; Aaron Reed, Duquesne; James Rentz, Sacred Heart.
Ohio Valley Conference (5): Josh Barge, Jacksonville State; Austin Black, Southeast Missouri State; Devin Borders, Eastern Kentucky; Jessamen Dunker, Tennessee State; Eli Jenkins, Jacksonville State.
Patriot League (2): Drew Reed, Lafayette; C.J. Williams, Bucknell.
Pioneer Football League (3): Chris Crawford. Stetson; Donald Payne, Stetson; Eric Saubert, Drake.
Southern Conference (12): Boston Bryant, Wofford; Barrett Burns, Appalachian State; Marcus Cox, Appalachian State; Bentley Critcher, Appalachian State; Karel Hamilton, Samford; Warren Handrahan, Samford; John Law, Appalachian State; Corey Levin, Chattanooga; Trey Morgan, Western Carolina; Trey Robinson, Furman; John Russ, Mercer; Anton Wahrby, Wofford.
Southland Conference (3): Kade Harrington, Lamar; JeMarcus Marshall, Northwestern State; Jatavious Wilson, Central Arkansas.
Southwestern Athletic Conference (3): Kourtney Berry, Alabama State; Demetrius Johnson, Texas Southern ; Javancy Jones, Jackson State.