UTC's Tull, Wise Earn All-American Honors

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Postseason awards are beginning to pile up for members of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team, highlighted by the release of The Sports Network FCS All-America Team today.  Junior defensive end Davis Tull made the second team, extending the Mocs streak of at least one All-American in each of head coach Russ Huesman’s five seasons at UTC. 

Tull repeats on The Sports Network’s second team and becomes the 14th two-time All-American in school history.  Tull was second in the league in sacks, posting 9.0 in 2013 while adding 52 tackles and 15.0 TFLs. The Knoxville, Tenn., native had a league-best four forced fumbles with one recovery and led the Mocs with eight quarterback hurries.

The College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) also named Tull the recipient of the 2013 CFPA Elite Defensive End Award.  The goal of the CFPA is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. CFPA recognizes weekly, annual, and multi-season (career) award recipients – selected based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

After an extensive review of the existing data, literature, and evidence, it was determined that Tull finished the past two seasons with the strongest cumulative defensive end performance in Division I FCS college football.

College Sports Madness put two Mocs on their All-American teams.  Tull made the first team while senior defensive back Kadeem Wise was a third-team selection.  Wise is the first four-time All-SoCon honoree in school history, but this is his first All-American recognition.  He was third on the team with 75 tackles and had eight passes defended in 2013. 

Tull and Wise represent the eighth and ninth All-American honors, spread out among seven individuals, in the Huesman era.  More postseason awards will continue to be released over the next two weeks, so be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for updated information. 

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