Randolph Earns Second Team AP All-America Honors
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior quarterback Dominic
Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) has been selected as a second team
All-American by the Associated Press. He becomes the first Crusader
to earn All-America honors from the AP since 1995, when offensive
lineman Tom Claro was a first team selection.
Randolph was previously named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, the ECAC Player of the Year and the Harry Agganis Award winner, in addition to being a three-time first team All-Patriot League and All-New England selection. He was also a three-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the National Player of the Year in the football championship subdivision, and placed fifth in the voting this season.
During the 2009 season, Randolph completed 310 of 485 passes for 3,776 yards and 34 touchdowns. He set new Holy Cross single-season records for yards of total offense (4,256) and touchdowns responsible for (41), while tying the mark for touchdown passes (34). Randolph led the nation in total offense, while standing second in points responsible for, third in completions, fourth in passing yards and 15th in pass efficiency.
Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he completed 1,131 of 1,786 passes for 13,455 yards and 117 touchdowns. Randolph owns the Holy Cross and Patriot League career records for yards of total offense (14,240 yards), passing yards, touchdown passes, completions and pass attempts. He also set the New England collegiate record for most career passing yards, and broke the NCAA football championship subdivision records for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (42) and most consecutive games with 200 passing yards (41).
Holy Cross concluded the 2009 season with an overall record of 9-3, and won the Patriot League championship with a 5-1 mark in conference games.
A complete list of the 2009 Associated Press football championship subdivision All-America team follows.
2009 ASSOCIATED PRESS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION ALL-AMERICA TEAM
First Team Offense
Quarterback: Armanti Edwards, senior, Appalachian State.
Running Backs: Deji Karim, senior, Southern Illinois; Pat Paschall, senior, North Dakota State.
Offensive Linemen: Derek Hardman, senior, Eastern Kentucky; Matt McCraken, senior, Richmond; Vladimir Ducasse, senior, Massachusetts; Jeff Hansen, senior, Montana State; Kyle Mutcher, senior, Weber State.
Tight End: Clay Harbor, senior, Missouri State.
Wide Receivers: Terrell Hudgins, senior, Elon; Marc Mariani, senior, Montana.
All-Purpose Player: Matt Szczur, junior, Villanova.
Kicker: Matt Bevins, sophomore, Liberty.
First Team Defense
Defensive Linemen: James Ruffin, senior, Northern Iowa; Arthur Moats, senior, James Madison; Austen Lane, senior, Murray State; Dane Fletcher, senior, Montana State.
Linebackers: Brandin Jordan, senior, Southern Illinois; J.C. Sherritt, junior, Eastern Washington; Mike Morales, senior, UC Davis.
Defensive Backs: Terrell Whitehead, senior, Norfolk State; Mark Legree, junior, Appalachian State; Jeromy Miles, senior, Massachusetts; Josh Morris, senior, Weber State.
Punter: Jonathan Plisco, freshman, Old Dominion.
Second Team Offense
Quarterback: Dominic Randolph, senior, Holy Cross.
Running Backs: Chase Reynolds, junior, Montana; Toddrick Pendland, senior, McNeese State;
Offensive Linemen: Benjamin Ijalana, junior, Villanova; Mario Acitelli, senior, Appalachian State; Johnny Culbreath, junior, South Carolina State; James Williams, senior, Harvard; Austin Steichen, senior, Northern Iowa.
Tight End: Scott Sicko, senior, New Hampshire.
Wide Receivers: Tysson Poots, junior, Southern Utah; Buddy Farnham, senior, Brown.
All-Purpose Player: LeRoy Vann, senior, Florida A&M.
Kicker: Craig Camay, senior, Chattanooga.
Second Team Defense
Defensive Linemen: Danny Batten, senior, South Dakota State; Tim Knicky, senior, Stephen F. Austin; Adrian Tracy, senior, William & Mary; Larry Hart, senior, Central Arkansas.
Linebackers: Matt Cohen, senior, Lehigh; Tyler Santucci, senior, Stony Brook; George Howard, senior, Morgan State.
Defensive Backs: Charles Graves, senior, Delaware; Jason House, junior, Southern; Patrick Stoudamire, senior, Western Illinois; T.J. Heath, junior, Jacksonville State.
Punter: Jon Vanderwielen, senior, Idaho State.
Third Team Offense
Quarterback: Matt Nichols, senior, Eastern Washington.
Running Backs: James Mallory, senior, Central Connecticut; Kyle Minett, junior, South Dakota State.
Offensive Linemen: Dorian Brooks, senior, James Madison; Will Rackley, senior, Lehigh; Levi Horn, senior, Montana; Joe Gibbs, senior, Tennessee-Martin; Austin Howard, senior, Northern Iowa.
Tight End: John Sheffield, senior, Yale.
Wide Receivers: Jason Caldwell, senior, Fordham; Juamorris Stewart, senior, Southern.
All-Purpose Player: Taiwan Jones, sophomore, Eastern Washington.
Kicker: Zach Kutch, senior, Illinois State.
Third Team Defense
Defensive Linemen: Christian Anthony, senior, Grambling State; Tim Kukucka, senior, Villanova; Josh Beard, senior, Chattanooga; Mychal Savage, senior, Youngstown State.
Linebackers: Wes McDermott, sophomore, Morehead State; Jake Lewko, senior, Penn; Jacque Roman, senior, Appalachian State.
Defensive Backs: Anthony Beck, senior, Prairie View A&M; Justin Rogers, junior, Richmond; Korey Lindsey, junior, Southern Illinois; Josh Norman, sophomore, Coastal Carolina.
Punter: Jahmal Blanchard, senior, Hampton.