January 23, 2013

Raymond Named To College Sports Journal National All-Freshman Team

WORCESTER, Mass. – Freshman return specialist Kalif Raymond (Lawrenceville, Ga.), a member of the Holy Cross football team, has been selected to the 2012 College Sports Journal National All-Freshman team. Raymond was one of only two players from both the Patriot League and the New England region to be named to the squad.

Raymond previously received All-New England, All-ECAC and first team All-Patriot League honors this season, after seeing action in 10 games as both a kickoff and punt returner. He brought back 32 kickoffs for 777 yards and a touchdown, in addition to returning 19 punts for 101 yards. Raymond led the team with 878 all-purpose yards on the season, while ranking first in the Patriot League and 35th in the nation with an average of 24.3 yards per kickoff return. He finished the year in second place on the all-time Holy Cross single-season lists for both kickoff returns and kickoff return yards.

Holy Cross concluded the 2012 season with an overall record of 2-9, and tied for third in the Patriot League with a 2-3 mark in conference games.

A complete list of the 2012 College Sports Journal National All-Freshman team follows.

2012 COLLEGE SPORTS JOURNAL NATIONAL ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

CO-FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Sean Price, Appalachian State, Wide Receiver
John Robertson, Villanova, Quarterback

OFFENSE
Quarterback John Robertson, Villanova
Quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen, Northern Iowa
Quarterback Josh Woodrum, Liberty
Quarterback Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington
Running Back Luke Hagy, Cornell
Running Back Jake Hutson, Valparaiso
Running Back Ryan Heaston, Missouri State
Fullback Emmanuel Holder, Towson
All-Purpose Back Johna' Hebert, Prairie View A&M
All-Purpose Back Darius Ramsey, Western Carolina
Wide Receiver Sean Price, Appalachian State
Wide Receiver Jameer Jackson, North Dakota
Wide Receiver Larry Jones III, Charleston Southern
Wide Receiver D.J. Ward, Stephen F. Austin
Wide Receiver Malachi Jones, Appalachian State
Tight End Joe Bowens, Tennessee State
Tight End Sam Rohr, Northern Iowa
Offensive Tackle Ben Curtis, Delaware
Offensive Tackle Derek Chancellor, South Dakota
Offensive Tackle Adam Pasnik, Albany
Offensive Tackle Ethan Wirth, Southern Illinois
Offensive Guard Josh Colville, North Dakota State
Offensive Guard Donald Jackson, Sam Houston State
Offensive Guard Sedale Young, Richmond
Offensive Guard Shaq Counts, Appalachian State
Center Eric Thoni, Furman
Center Zach Wilk, Cornell
 
DEFENSE
Defensive End James Cowser, Southern Utah
Defensive End Damon Gresham-Chisholm, Howard
Defensive End Davante Harris, Appalachian State
Defensive End Michael Kozlakowski, Maine
Defensive End Jonathan Woodard, Central Arkansas
Defensive End Mark Thomas, The Citadel
Defensive End Connor Underwood, Indiana State
Defensive Tackle Daevonte Barnett, Wagner
Defensive Tackle Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State
Defensive Tackle Alex Mosley, James Madison
Defensive Tackle Brian Schaetz, North Dakota State
Linebacker Zak Browning, Southern Utah
Linebacker Alex Donnelly, Illinois State
Linebacker T.J. Lally, South Dakota State
Linebacker J.J. Raffelson, Western Illinois
Linebacker Luke Rhodes, William & Mary
Linebacker Elandon Roberts, Morgan State
Linebacker Jeff Williams, Delaware
Cornerback James Bradberry, Samford
Cornerback Marcelis Branch, Wagner
Cornerback Anthony Gaffney, Princeton
Cornerback Jermaine Hough, Jacksonville State
Cornerback Aaron Matthews, Hampton
Cornerback Ryan  Smith, North Carolina Central
Safety Terrick Colston, Delaware State
Safety Taison Manu, Idaho State
Safety Mark Sewall, Indiana State
Safety Jordan Tonani, Eastern Washington
 
SPECIAL TEAMS
Kick Returner Shaquille Hill, Eastern Washington
Kick Returner Kalif Raymond, Holy Cross
Punt Returner Jamel Smith, Lafayette
Return Specialist Ladarius Vanlier, Tennessee Tech
Kicker Chris Lider, Montana
Punter Ben LeCompte, North Dakota State
Punter Stephen Shaw, Montana
Long Snapper Jake Olson, Montana State