Walter Camp Football Foundation Names Underwood an All-American
Dec. 19, 2012
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Illinois State junior defensive end Colton Underwood earned his third major postseason All-America award Wednesday, when he was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2012 Football Championship Subdivision All-America team. The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the FCS schools and certified by the accounting and auditing firm, Marcum LLP.
Underwood was previously named a first-team All-American by The Associated Press and The Sports Network. The Washington, Ill., native also finished sixth overall in the voting for the 2012 Buck Buchanan Award, which is awarded to the best defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision by The Sports Network.
Underwood led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in sacks (10.5) and tackles-for-loss (19.5) and ranked second on the team with 95 tackles. The 2012 All-MVFC First-Team selection and MVFC All-Academic Second-Team pick recorded at least one sack in eight games and tallied five multiple tackle-for-loss performances. He currently ranks No. 13 in the country in sacks per game and is tied for No. 12 in the FCS in tackles-for-loss per game.
Walter Camp, "The Father of American Football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp - a former Yale University athlete and football coach - is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation - a New Haven based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting All-America teams for the Football Bowl and Championship subdivisions.
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