December 12, 2007

Jamar Brittingham Named All-American by Coaches Association


Brittingham

BLOOMSBURG--Bloomsburg's Jamar Brittingham (Levittown/Neshaminy) has been named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II All-American team. It is the second time in Brittingham's career he has earned All-American honors from the AFCA.

Brittingham, who was one of nine national finalists for the Harlon Hill Award as the nation's top Division II player, was the 2007 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Player of the Year for the second time in his career. He also was named to the 2007 Daktronics Division II Football All-Northeast Region first team, and earned first team All-PSAC East honors after finishing the season with 1,435 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns. He led the PSAC in rushing yards; rushing yards per game; touchdowns with 23 touchdowns; points with 142 (2, two-point conversions); and in all-purpose yards with 1,853 yards. He ranks in the top 10 nationally in Division II in three categories; scoring-4th; all-purpose-8th; and rushing yards-10th. He also ranks 11th in Division II in rushing yards per game.

In the season-opener against CW Post, Brittingham scored five times and totaled 34 points setting school marks for most TD's and points in a game. In a win over Millersville he rushed for a career-high 257 yards. Set a school record for longest TD run with an 87-yarder against Kutztown. Twice this season he earned PSAC Eastern Division Player of the Week honors. During the year he also caught 8 passes for 84 yards; returned six punts for 79 yards and 12 kickoffs for 255 yards. He is also 1-2 passing for 38 yards with one touchdown.

During the season Brittingham became Bloomsburg's all-time career leader in rushing and scoring surpassing former Harlon Hill winner Irv Sigler. Brittingham finished his career 5,689 yards rushing yards, 516 points scored and 6,867 all-purpose yards. He also became the all-time leading rusher in PSAC history and also became its all-time leading scorer. In all, Brittingham holds 28 school and conference records.

For his career he had 29 games in his career with 100 or more yards rushing yards, with 10 of those being games with 200 or more yards rushing. He finished his career 5th all-time in Division II history in career scoring; 14th in total rushing yards and 18th in all-purpose yards.

Brittingham will finish his collegiate football career at the 2008 Valero Cactus Bowl, the Division II All-Star game, to be played at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.


2007 AFCA Division II Coaches' All-America Team

Offense
Pos. Name                Ht.  Wt. Cl. School                 Coach             Hometown (High School)
WR   Cedric Jones        6-0  180 So. Valdosta State         David Dean        Waycross, Ga. (Ware County)
WR   Weston Dressler*    5-8  164 Jr. North Dakota           Dale Lennon       Bismarck, N.D. (Bismarck)
OL   Mackenzy Bernadeau  6-4  303 Sr. Bentley                Peter Yetten      Waltham, Mass. (Waltham)
OL   Ben Hochstein       6-4  298 Sr. Nebraska-Omaha         Pat Behrns        Hartington, Neb. (Cedar Catholic)
OL   Tim McCutcheon*     6-4  305 Sr. California (Pa.)       John Luckhardt    Sewickley, Pa. (Quaker Valley)
OL   Christian Morton    6-5  286 Sr. South Dakota           Ed Meierkort      Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk)
OL   Vince Cashdollar    6-2  297 Sr. Ashland                Lee Owens         Newark, Ohio (Newark)
QB   Brad Roach          6-6  245 Sr. Catawba                Chip Hester       Williamston, N.C. (Williamston)
RB   Jamar Brittingham   6-0  203 Sr. Bloomsburg             Danny Hale        Levittown, Pa. (Neshaminy)
RB   Xavier Omon         5-11 220 Sr. Northwest Missouri St. Mel Tjeerdsma     Beatrice, Neb. (Beatrice)
RB   Dervon Wallace      5-6  177 Sr. Shepherd               Monte Cater       Lusby, Md. (Calvert)

Defense
Pos. Name                Ht.  Wt. Cl. School                 Coach             Hometown (High School)
DL   Brandon Swain       6-4  255 Jr. West Texas A&M         Don Carthel       Tulsa, Okla. (Washington)
DL   Jake Visser         6-2  275 Jr. Ferris State           Jeff Pierce       Coopersville, Mich. (Coopersville)
DL   Kurt Kissner        6-3  245 Sr. Mesa State             Joe Ramunno       Cedaredge, Colo. (Cedaredge)
LB   Michael Eubanks     6-2  225 Sr. Delta State            Ron Roberts       Cleveland, Miss. (Cleveland)
LB   Anthony Adams       6-2  234 Sr. Grand Valley State     Chuck Martin      Troy, Mich. (Troy)
LB   Will Clewis         6-1  240 Sr. Central Oklahoma       Chuck Langston    Fort Worth, Texas (Eastern Hills)
LB   Eric Rice           5-11 205 Sr. Carson-Newman          Ken Sparks        Thomasville, Ga. (County)
DB   Cary Williams       6-2  190 Sr. Washburn               Craig Schurig     Miami, Fla. (Madonna College Prep)
DB   Kendall Ricketts    5-10 190 Sr. Central Missouri       Willie Fritz      Raytown, Mo. (South)
DB   Craig Fox           6-0  185 Sr. North Alabama          Mark Hudspeth     Kentwood, La. (Jewel M. Summer)
DB   Ranardrick Phillips 5-10 202 Sr. Tarleton State         Sam McElroy       Madison, Fla. (County)

Specialists
Pos. Name                Ht.  Wt. Cl. School                 Coach             Hometown (High School)
P    Michael Podobnik    6-0  230 Jr. Arkansas Tech          Steve Mullins     Frankfort, Ill. (Lincoln-Way East)
PK   Jared Guberman      5-10 190 Jr. West Georgia           Mike Ledford      Boca Raton, Fla. (Spanish River)
AP   De'Audra Dix        5-10 160 Sr. Johnson C. Smith       Daryl McNeill     Merritt Island, Fla. (Merritt Island)

*-2006 AFCA All-American