December 8, 2007

McLeod Named AFCA All-America

Dec. 8, 2007

Yale junior tailback Mike McLeod (New Britain, Conn.) has been selected to the 2007 American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.

McLeod, a first-team All-Ivy pick for the second season, was named Ivy League Player of the Year after breaking Yale's single-season records for rushing yards and touchdowns. He became Yale's first Ivy MVP in 20 years (QB Kelly Ryan in 1987) after running for 1,619 yards and 23 TDs and leading the nation for most of the year in average yards per game. He managed these numbers despite playing the last five games with a broken bone in his toe.

McLeod and Harvard's Steven Williams (DB) are the only players from the Ivy League selected on the AFCA All-America squad.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Bulldog owns the school career records with 48 TDs, 3,672 rushing yards, 817 attempts, 4,383 AP yards, three 200-plus yard games and 19 games over 100 yards. In addition, McLeod owns an Ivy record 18 straight games with TD.

2007 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches' All-America Team

Offense

Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

WR Ryan Maher 6-1 184 Sr. Holy Cross Tom Gilmore Boca Raton, Fla. (Boca Raton)

WR Ramses Barden 6-6 228 Jr. Cal Poly Rich Ellerson Altadena, Calif. (Flintridge Prep)

OL Jesse Padilla 6-5 310 Sr. Lafayette Frank Tavani Hawthorne, N.J. (Hawthorne)

OL David Hale 6-6 305 Sr. Weber State Ron McBride Plain City, Utah (Fremont)

OL Chad Rinehart 6-5 308 Sr. Northern Iowa Mark Farley Boone, Iowa (Boone)

OL Mitch Erickson 6-6 285 Sr. South Dakota State John Stiegelmeier Hutchinson, Minn. (Hutchinson)

OL Kerry Brown* 6-6 310 Sr. Appalachian State Jerry Moore Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter)

QB Ricky Santos 6-2 215 Sr. New Hampshire Sean McDonnell Bellingham, Mass. (Bellingham)

RB Chad Simpson 5-10 210 Sr. Morgan State Donald Hill-Eley Miami, Fla. (Edison)

RB Omar Cuff 5-10 195 Sr. Delaware K.C. Keeler Landover, Md. (C.H. Flowers)

RB Mike McLeod 5-11 200 Jr. Yale Jack Siedlecki New Britain, Conn. (New Britain)

Defense

Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

DL Bryan Smith 6-3 230 Sr. McNeese State Matt Viator Newton, Texas (Newton)

DL Kroy Biermann 6-3 241 Sr. Montana Bobby Hauck Hardin, Mont. (Hardin)

DL Brian Johnston 6-5 280 Sr. Gardner-Webb Steve Patton San Diego, Calif. (Madison)

DL Kendall Langford 6-6 294 Sr. Hampton Joe Taylor Petersburg, Va. (Petersburg)

LB Jason Williams 6-3 225 Jr. Western Illinois Don Patterson Chicago, Ill. (DuSable)

LB Brian Bradford 6-2 235 Sr. Towson Gordy Combs Germantown, Md. (Gaithersburg)

LB Zach East 6-2 230 Sr. Prairie View A&M Henry Frazier III Houston, Texas (???)

DB Tony LeZotte 6-0 200 Sr. James Madison Mickey Matthews Augusta, Ga. (Westside)

DB Steven Williams 5-11 190 Sr. Harvard Tim Murphy San Antonio, Texas (William Howard Taft)

DB Derrick Huff 5-11 188 Sr. Eastern Kentucky Danny Hope Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton)

DB Al Donaldson 5-10 170 Jr. Alabama A&M Anthony Jones Crawfordville, Fla. (Wakulla)

Specialists

Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

P Chris MacDonald 6-4 215 Sr. Texas State Brad Wright Mesa, Ariz. (Red Mountain)

PK Piotr Czech 6-5 210 Sr. Wagner Walt Hameline Keyport, N.J. (Keyport)

AP Jayson Foster 5-9 164 Sr. Georgia Southern Chris Hatcher Canton, Ga. (Cherokee County)

*-2006 AFCA All-American

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