Friday, October 24, 2014

Yale 1997-present all-era team

During the week of each home football game, a Yale all-era team will be announced. It’s part of the Yale Bowl 100th anniversary celebration.

Below is the 1997-present all-era team courtesy of Yale athletics.

Joe Walland '00, QB

Hometown: Mentor, Ohio

Height, weight: 5-11, 205

NOTES:

-Finished career with lowest interception rate in Division I-AA history (1.65%, 787 att.)

-Led Yale to 1999 Ivy title by completing 42 of 67 for 437 yards in a 24-21 win over Harvard

-Held 25 Yale records when he graduated


Eric Johnson '01, WR

Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts

Height, weight: 6-2, 270

NOTES:

- Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award (Academic, athletic, sportsmanship, citizenship) '00

- Harry Agganis Award (Outstanding New England Senior) '00

- All-American '00

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '00

- Drafted by San Francisco 49ers '01, Played for 49ers '01 to '06, New Orleans Saints '07 to '08


Than Merrill '01, DB

Hometown: Fresno, California

Height, weight: 6-3, 220

NOTES:

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '99, '00

- Drafted by NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers '01

- Played for Chicago Bears '01


Mike Murawczyk '01, K

Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Height, weight: 6-2, 195

NOTES:

- Only Yale kicker or punter to be two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection ( '98, '99)

-36 field goals are a Yale career record

-56 career field goals, 97 PATs are also school standards


Todd Tomich '01, DB

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Height, weight: 5-11, 175

NOTES:

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '99, '01

-Yale's career leader with 16 interceptions

-788 punt return yards are a school record


Nate Lawrie '04, TE

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Height, weight: 6-7, 265

NOTES:

- All-American '04

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '03

-Blue-Gray Classic '03, Las Vegas All-Star Classic '04

- Drafted by NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers '04

- Played for Tampa Bay '04 to '05, New Orleans Saints '06, Cincinnati Bengals '07 to '08


Robert Carr '05, TB

Hometown: Baytown, Texas

Height, weight: 5-7, 190

NOTES:

- All-Ivy First Team Selection '02

- Left school as career leader in almost every rushing category

- Also topped the career kickoff return list

- Two 200-yard rushing games




Alvin Cowan '05, QB

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Height, weight: 6-2, 210

NOTES:

- Recipient, Gold Helmet Award (Top 1-AA player in New England) '03

- Left school with almost every career passing record

- Responsible for 51 TDs

-41 passing TDs and 6,024 total yards are still Yale career records


Rory Hennessey '05, OT

Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio

Height, weight: 6-4, 300

NOTES:

- Two-time All-American '03, '04

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '03, '05


Ralph Plumb '05, WR

Hometown: Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Height, weight: 6-4, 225

NOTES:

-195 catches and 2,396 yards are still Yale career records

- 16 TDs

- Had tryout with Oakland Raiders


Ed McCarthy '07, OT

Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut

Height, weight: 6-5, 302

NOTES:

- Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award (Academic, athletic, sportsmanship, citizenship) '06

- Ivy League Rookie of the Year '03

- All-American '06

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '05, '06



Brandt Hollander '08, NT

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Height, weight: 6-3, 285

NOTES:

- All-American '07

- Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '06, '07
- Hula Bowl '07


Bobby Abare '09, LB

Hometown: Acton, Massachusetts

Height, weight: 6-2, 218

NOTES:

- George "Bulger" Lowe Award (Outstanding Player in New England) '08

- Three-time All-American '06, '07, '08

- Three-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '06, '07, '08


Mike McLeod '09, RB

Hometown: New Britain, Connecticut

Height, weight: 5-11, 200

NOTES:

- Asa A. Bushnell Cup (Ivy League MVP) '07

- Ivy League Rookie of the Year '05

- Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year '07

- All-American '07

- Three-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '06, '07, '08

3 Comments:

Anonymous John Walsh said...

Where's Chandler Henley?

One of Yale's great receivers. His last second catch against Princeton in, I believe, 2003, one of the greatest catches I ever saw, sent the game into OT and Yale eventually won.

He is also the last Yale captain whose team beat Harvard and won the league title.

A glaring omission.

10:05 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree about Henley, but an even more glaring omission is Rashad Bartholomew. McLeod, Carr, Jauron: Isn't there a career rushing name missing from that list?

11:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Henley should be on the yale staff.

5:17 PM 

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