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Dudek Named Pre-Season All-American

Dudek Named Pre-Season All-American

Yale RB Coming Off Great Rookie Season

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The rookie running back who helped the Yale Football Team win the 2017 Ivy League Championship has been named to the 2018 STATS FCS Pre-Season All-America Team. Zane Dudek, who earned All-America status last fall, earned pre-season, second-team status.

He was the 2017 Phil Steele FCS Offensive Freshman of the Year and one of their first-team Freshman All-Americans while being a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award for FCS Rookie of Year. Dudek, who earned College Sports Madness Freshman of the Year, was Ivy League Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-Ivy pick who led the league in every rushing and scoring category including yards (1,133, 9th at Yale), yards per game (113.3), rushing TDs (15, 5th at Yale), yards per carry (7.1, 2nd in Ivy history, ties Yale record set in 1956), overall TDs (16), points (96, 2nd in FCS) and all-purpose yards (134.5)

Dudek, the first true freshman to lead league in rushing and one of only two sophomores to make the 2018 Walter Payton Award pre-season Watch List, had the best Yale freshman football season ever for a running back, including six games over 100 yards.

Dudek and the Bulldogs have their first practice on Aug. 18 as they prepare for a Sept. 15 season-opener at Holy Cross.

 

Here are the STATS FCS All-American Teams:

 

2018 STATS FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM=

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Devlin Hodges, senior, 6-1, 205, Samford

RB - Bruce Anderson, senior, 5-11, 216, North Dakota State

RB - Dom Bragalone, senior, 5-11, 230, Lehigh

FB - Cal Daniels, senior, 6-2, 255, Stony Brook

WR - Keelan Doss, senior, 6-3, 210, UC Davis

WR - Neil O'Connor, senior, 5-11, 190, New Hampshire

WR - Nathan Stewart, junior, 5-11, 175, Sam Houston State

TE - Charlie Taumoepeau, junior, 6-3, 240, Portland State

OL - Larry Allen III, senior, 6-4, 285, Harvard

OL - B.J. Autry, senior, 6-5, 340, Jacksonville State

OL - Ethan Greenidge, senior, 6-4, 335, Villanova

OL - Zach Larsen, junior, 6-1, 300, Southern Utah

OL - Iosua Opeta, senior, 6-4, 295, Weber State

DEFENSE

DL - Miles Brown, senior, 6-2, 320, Wofford

DL - Ahmad Gooden, senior, 6-1, 240, Samford

DL - Khalen Saunders, senior, 6-2, 310, Western Illinois

DL - Chris Terrell, junior, 6-3, 266, Central Arkansas

LB - Bryson Armstrong, sophomore, 5-11, 205, Kennesaw State

LB - Josh Buss, senior, 6-2, 220, Montana

LB - Warren Messer, senior, 5-11, 230, Elon

LB - Christian Rozeboom, junior, 6-2, 230, South Dakota State

DB - Nasir Adderley, senior, 6-0, 190, Delaware

DB - Marlon Bridges, junior, 6-0, 200, Jacksonville State

DB - Robbie Grimsley, senior, 6-0, 191, North Dakota State

DB - Rashad Robinson, senior, 5-11, 182, James Madison

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Lorran Fonseca, senior, 5-11, 185, Nicholls

P - Alex Pechin, senior, 6-0, 185, Bucknell

LS - Chris Wilkerson, grad, 6-2, 245, Stephen F. Austin

KR - Juwan Petit-Frere, junior, 5-7, 170, Southeastern Louisiana

PR - Justice Shelton-Mosley, senior, 5-10, 195, Harvard

AP - Davion Davis, senior, 5-11, 180, Sam Houston State

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Easton Stick, senior, 6-2, 221, North Dakota State

RB - Zane Dudek, sophomore, 5-9, 190, Yale

RB - Tevin McCaster, senior, 5-10, 195, Youngstown State

FB - Joe Protheroe, senior, 6-0, 230, Cal Poly

WR - Jesper Horsted, senior, 6-4, 215, Princeton

WR - Kamron Lewis, senior, 6-4, 195, Saint Francis

WR - Kelvin McKnight, senior, 5-9, 188, Samford

TE - Lawayne Ross, junior, 6-0, 264, McNeese

OL - Daniel Cooney, senior, 6-8, 315, San Diego

OL - Tyler Davis, senior, 6-1, 279, The Citadel

OL - Noah Johnson, junior, 6-4, 300, Idaho

OL - Tanner Volson, senior, 6-4, 301, North Dakota State

OL - Mitchell Watanabe, senior, 6-4, 330, Sam Houston State

DEFENSE

DL - Andrew Clyde, senior, 6-3, 275, Richmond

DL - Darin Greenfield, junior, 6-3, 235, South Dakota

DL - Greg Menard, senior, 6-2, 238, North Dakota State

DL - Jaison Williams, junior, 6-1, 225, Austin Peay

LB - De'Arius Christmas, senior, 5-10, 220, Grambling State

LB - Thomas Costigan, senior, 6-3, 230, Bryant

LB - Nick Miller, senior, 5-11, 215, Penn

LB - Troy Reeder, senior, 6-2, 245, Delaware

DB - Deion Harris, senior, 6-3, 200, North Dakota

DB - Davanta Reynolds, senior, 5-10, 200, North Carolina Central

DB - Rob Rolle, senior, 6-0, 185, Villanova

DB - Marvin Tillman, senior, 6-1, 190, Western Carolina

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Trey Tuttle, sophomore, 5-9, 190, Weber State

P - Ian Berryman, senior, 6-0, 205, Western Carolina

LS - Daniel Caracciolo, sophomore, 5-11, 215, James Madison

KR - Jean Constant, junior, 5-9, 168, Bryant

PR - D'Angelo Amos, junior, 6-1, 182, James Madison

AP - Chandler Burks, senior, 5-10, 187, Kennesaw State

AP - John Santiago, senior, 5-9, 180, North Dakota

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Gage Gubrud, senior, 6-2, 205, Eastern Washington

RB - A.J. Hines, junior, 5-11, 225, Duquesne

RB - Marquis Terry, senior, 5-6, 179, Southeast Missouri State

FB - Andre Stoddard, senior, 5-10, 230, Wofford

WR - Dejon Brissett, senior, 6-2, 190, Richmond

WR - Emmanuel Butler, senior, 6-4, 220, Northern Arizona

WR - Nehari Crawford, senior, 5-11, 170, Duquesne

WR - Reggie White Jr., senior, 6-3, 210, Monmouth

TE - Wes Preece, junior, 6-5, 240, UC Davis

OL - Chandler Arceneaux, senior, 6-5, 295, Nicholls

OL - C.J. Collins, senior, 6-3, 256, Kennesaw State

OL - Jahee Jackson, junior, 6-3, 295, James Madison

OL - Zack Johnson, junior, 6-6, 312, North Dakota State

OL - Zach Weeks, senior, 6-3, 285, Western Carolina

OL - Gavin Wiggins, senior, 6-4, 300, Youngstown State

DEFENSE

DL - Darryl Johnson Jr., junior, 6-5, 226, North Carolina A&T

DL - Ricky Neal, senior, 6-1, 241, Northern Iowa

DL - Aaron Patrick, junior, 6-4, 236, Eastern Kentucky

DL - Chris Stewart, senior, 6-2, 270, Sam Houston State

DL - Nick Wheeler, junior, 6-2, 245, Colgate

LB - Jabril Cox, sophomore, 6-3, 227, North Dakota State

LB - Armand Dellovade, senior, 6-0, 215, Youngstown State

LB - Kaden Elliss, senior, 6-3, 222, Idaho

LB - Gunnar Scholato, senior, 6-3, 234, Austin Peay

LB - LeGrand Toia, senior, 6-2, 215, Weber State

DB - Jordan Brown, senior, 6-1, 195, South Dakota State

DB - Mister Harriel, senior, 6-1, 200, Sacramento State

DB - Franklin McCain, sophomore, 5-11, 175, North Carolina A&T

DB - Jimmy Moreland, senior, 5-11, 172, James Madison

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Marc Orozco, senior, 5-9, 170, Grambling State

P - Jamie Gillan, senior, 6-2, 195, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

LS - Steven Wethli, senior, 6-0, 230, Youngstown State

KR - Rashid Shaheed, sophomore, 6-0, 170, Weber State

PR - Jaquan Brooks, junior, 5-10, 175, Campbell

AP - John Lovett, senior, 6-3, 225, Princeton

 

See the Walter Payton Award Watch List

 

by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD/Sports Publicity