Carrizosa Earns Walter Camp All-America Honors

Michael Carrizosa is the first San José State player named to a Walter Camp All-America team.
Dec. 10, 2015

San José State University sophomore punter Michael Carrizosa continued collecting honors Thursday as he was named to the second team Walter Camp All-America team. He is the first San José State football player to be named to a Walter Camp All-America team.
 
Carrizosa, a justice studies major and the son of two career police officers, was the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) national leader for 10 of the first 12 weeks of the season and finished the regular season with a 47.7 average. He was the national leader for eight weeks through games played on October 31 and regained the top spot following games played on November 14.
 
The sophomore from Salinas, Calif., is one of the most improved players in the country at his position. As a freshman in 2014, Carrizosa's average was just 37.1 yards per punt, 10.6 yards per punt less than his current average.
 
His improvement as a punter, parallels San José State's improved team ranking in net punting which measures punting yardage minus opponent punt return yardage and touchbacks. After leading all FBS teams for four weeks, the Spartans finished the regular season ranked third nationally at 41.93 yards per punt. In 2014, San José State was last among 125 FBS schools with a 30.7 average.
 
The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm.
 
This is the 126th edition of the Walter Camp All-America team - the nation's oldest All-America team. Twenty-five players have been selected to the first team by the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, 27 players, due to ties in the voting, have been selected to the Second Team.
 
The 2015 Walter Camp All-America team members will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet, presented by First Niagara Bank, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.
 
In addition, the Foundation will recognize three individuals - Special Olympics CEO Tim Shriver (Distinguished American), former Florida State and Oakland Raider standout wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff (Man of the Year) and former Grambling State All-American and NFL quarterback Doug Williams (Alumnus of the Year) - with major awards.
 
Please visit www.waltercamp.org or call (203) 288-CAMP (288-2267) for more information. 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 annually an All-America team.
 
The Walter Camp Football Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. Visit http://www.ncfaa.org.
 
 
2015 Walter Camp All-America Teams - 126th
First Team Offense
Pos.    Name, School Ht Wgt Yr. Hometown
WR      Corey Coleman, Baylor 5-11 190 Jr. Richardson, TX
WR      Josh Doctson, TCU 6-3 195 Sr. Mansfield, TX
TE       Hunter Henry, Arkansas 6-5 253 Jr. Little Rock, AK
OL       Joshua Garnett, Stanford 6-5 321 Sr. Puyallup, WA
OL       Spencer Drango, Baylor @ 6-6 320 Sr. Cedar Park, TX
OL       Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame 6-6 315 Sr. Las Vegas, NV
OL       Taylor Decker, Ohio State 6-8 315 Sr. Vandalia, OH
C          Ryan Kelly, Alabama 6-5 297 Sr. West Chester, OH
QB       Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma 6-1 209 Jr. Austin, TX
RB       Derrick Henry, Alabama 6-1 243 Jr. Yulee, FL
RB       Leonard Fournette, LSU 6-1 220 Soph. New Orleans, LA
PK       Ka'imi Fairbairn, UCLA 6-0 190 Sr. Kailua, HI
 
First Team Defense
Pos.    Name, School Ht Wgt Yr. Hometown
DL       Carl Nassib, Penn State 6-7 272 Sr. West Chester, PA
DL       Myles Garrett, Texas A&M 6-5 262 Soph. Arlington, TX
DL       Joey Bosa, Ohio State* 6-6 275 Jr. Fort Lauderdale, FL
DL       Shaq Lawson, Clemson 6-3 270 Jr. Central, SC
LB        Reggie Ragland, Alabama 6-2 252 Sr. Madison, AL
LB        Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame 6-3 240 Jr. Fort Wayne, IN
LB        Tyler Matakevich, Temple 6-1 232 Sr. Stratford, CT
DB       Desmond King, Iowa 5-11 200 Jr. Detroit, MI
DB       Jeremy Cash, Duke @ 6-2 210 Sr. Miami, FL
DB       Vernon Hargreaves, III, Florida @ 5-11 199 Jr. Tampa, FL
DB       Jalen Ramsey, Florida State 6-1 201 Jr. Smyrna, TN
P          Tom Hackett, Utah * 5-11 195 Sr. Melbourne, Australia
KR       Evan Berry, Tennessee 5-11 207 Soph. Fairburn, GA
 
Second Team Offense
Pos.    Name, School Ht Wgt Yr. Hometown
WR      Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi 6-2 210 Jr. Crete, IL
WR      Tajae Sharpe, Massachusetts 6-3 188 Sr. Piscataway, NJ
TE       Jordan Leggett, Clemson 6-5 255 Jr. Navarre, FL
OL       Jack Conklin, Michigan State 6-6 325 Jr. Plainwell, MI
OL       Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi 6-5 305 Jr. Lake City, FL
OL       Jason Spriggs, Indiana 6-7 305 Sr. Elkhart, IN
OL       Vadal Alexander, LSU 6-6 329 Sr. Buford, GA
C          Jack Allen, Michigan State 6-2 296 Sr. Hinsdale, IL
QB       Deshaun Watson, Clemson 6-2 210 Soph. Gainesville, GA
QB       Trevone Boykin, TCU @ 6-2 205 Sr. Dallas, TX
RB       Christian McCaffrey, Stanford 6-0 201 Soph. Castle Rock, CA
RB       Dalvin Cook, Florida State 5-11 202 Soph. Miami, FL
PK       Daniel Carlson, Auburn 6-4 213 Soph. Colorado Springs, CO
PK       Jake Elliott, Memphis 5-10 165 Jr. Western Springs, IL
 
Second Team Defense
Pos.    Name, School Ht Wgt Yr. Hometown
DL       A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama 6-4 312 Jr. Fort Worth, TX
DL       Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State 6-4 275 Jr. Houston, TX
DL       Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi 6-4 290 Jr. Loganville, GA
DL       Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State # 6-5 250 Sr. Middletown, NJ
LB        Kentrell Brothers, Missouri 6-1 235 Sr. Guthrie, OK
LB        Joe Schobert, Wisconsin 6-2 236 Sr. Waukesha, WI
LB        Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State 6-2 240 Soph. Hinseville, GA
DB       Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois 5-8 178 Soph. West Palm Beach, FL
DB       Eddie Jackson, Alabama 6-0 194 Jr. Lauderdale Lakes, FL
DB       Jourdan Lewis, Michigan 5-10 176 Jr. Detroit, MI
DB       Zach Sanchez, Oklahoma 5-11 179 Jr. Fort Worth, TX
P          Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State 5-10 215 Soph. Salinas, CA
KR       Christian McCaffrey, Stanford 6-0 201 Soph. Castle Rock, CO
 
* - 2014 First Team Walter Camp All-American
@ - 2014 Second Team Walter Camp All-American
# - 2013 and 2014 Second Team Walter Camp All-American