Chattanooga junior Davis Tull continued to receive recognition this week after another outstanding season for the Mocs football team. He was named First Team All-American by both the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation, his third and fourth All-American honors this postseason.
Tull is a two-time Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and the Mocs all-time leader in career sacks with 26.5. He has already been named to the College Sports Madness All-American Team, as well as The Sports Network squad.
This is the second year in a row Tull has made at least four All-American teams, and the second uyear he was chosen to the Walter Camp and AP teams. He is also the first Moc to win multiple league player of the year honors and Chattanooga football’s first Capital One Academic All-American.
Walter Camp, “The Father of American Football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. This year’s team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Football Championship Subdivision schools and certified by the accounting and auditing firm, Marcum LLP.
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.
The Associated Press team was picked by members of the AP who cover FCS football.