John Webb Named TO FCSADA Academic All-Star Team
Courtesy: TBD  
Release: 12/17/2007

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Senior linebacker John Webb (Winslow Township H.S./Sicklerville, N.J.) of Towson University has been named to the tenth annual Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star team.

A Biology major with a 3.31 Grade Point Average, Webb is one of 51 scholar-athletes named to the Academic All-Star team.

Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. He must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.

Webb, a four-year starter on the Tiger defense, was one of the Tigers’ co-captains as a senior. A 6-3, 220-pound outside linebacker, he was named as third team all-conference as a junior.

As a senior, he started all 11 games for the Tigers and was one of the top performers on a Tiger defense that ranked second in the Colonial Athletic Association, allowing 22.0 points per game.

With 85 tackles in 11 games, Webb ranked third on the team. He was also tied for 22nd in the CAA tackles. In addition to making 85 tackles, Webb had 5.5 tackles for lost yardage and made 2.5 quarterback sacks. He also forced a fumble.

A starter in 38 of 43 career games, Webb finished his career with 308 tackles, fourth on Towson’s all-time list. He made 30 tackles for lost yardage and had 14 sacks.

As a junior, he made 59 tackles in 11 games. Webb, who started the final 38 games of his career, made 95 tackles as a freshman, second on the team.

A Dean’s List student at Towson University, he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ® District 2 team as a junior. A semi-finalist for the Draddy Award, he was honored as the winner of Towson University’s prestigious Doc Minnegan Scholarship in October, presented to the University’s most outstanding Scholar-Athlete.

As a junior, he was the winner of the Joseph McMullen Scholarship. A three-time member of the Atlantic 10 Football Academic All-Conference team, he was named as a First Team Sports Scholar for 2006 by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

“I can’t say enough good things about John Webb,” says Tiger Coach Gordy Combs. “Every coach should have the chance to work with someone like John. He has made a tremendous impact on our football program - on and off the field. John epitomizes the term ‘Scholar-Athlete.’ He is a great football player but he’s an even better person. He has always represented the University, our football program and his family in a positive way. Next year, he will be attending medical school and I’m sure he will excel at that too.”

Webb is the seventh Tiger football player to earn a spot on the FCS All-Academic team. Previously, wide receiver Eric Yancey (2006), offensive center Kevin Mager (2003), defensive back P.D. Moore (2003), fullback Gene Liebel (2000-2001), wide receiver Adam Overbey (2000) and defensive end John Devoti (2000) were honored by the FCSADA.

Webb is one of five CAA football players who were named to the FCSADA Academic All-Star team.



Jefferson Adcock                                 Samford University                              Quarterback          Senior            3.44

Kevin Adleman                                     Wofford College                                   Linebacker            Junior             3.66

Nick Altomare                                       Hofstra University                                Safety                     Junior             3.62

Pierre Banks                                        Appalachian State University            Linebacker            Junior             3.24

Elliot Barnhart                                      Montana State University                   Offensive Line      Senior            3.71

Joshua Brite                                         Delaware State University                 Punter                    Senior            4.00

Mike Byrne                                            University of Delaware                       Offensive Line      Senior            3.55

Adam Casper                                       Southeast Missouri State                  Linebacker            Senior            3.44

Travis Cherry                                        Western Illinois University                 Linebacker            Senior            3.53

Brandon Cramer                                 University of Dayton                            Safety                     Senior            4.00

Justin Curry                                          Eastern Kentucky University              Linebacker            Senior            3.25

Andrew Dete                                         Dartmouth College                             Linebacker            Junior             3.75

Marcus Dixon                                       Hampton University                            Defensive Line     Senior            3.22

Parker Douglass                                 South Dakota State University          Place Kicker         Senior            3.78

Wes Doyle                                            University of San Diego                      Wide Receiver      Senior            3.56

Nick Ellis                                               Charleston Southern University       Kicker/Punter        Senior            3.75

Matt Engle                                             University of California Davis            Quarterback          Senior            3.42

Jerome Felton                                      Furman University                               Fullback                 Senior            3.28

Patrick FitzGerald                                Davidson                                               Defensive Back    Senior            3.42

Ray Fiumefreddo                                 Marist College                                      Fullback                 Junior             3.84

Johnny Flowers                                   Southeastern Louisiana                    Offensive Line      Senior            3.56

Bryan Giannecchini                             University of Rhode Island                Kicker/Punter        Senior            3.69

Kole Heckendorf                                  North Dakota State University           Wide Receiver      Junior             3.82

Craig Hormann                                    Columbia University                           Quarterback          Senior            3.33

Daniel Jordan                                      Georgia Southern University             Punter                    Senior            3.76

Brian Kelly                                             University of Dayton                            Linebacker            Senior            3.59

Cory Koenig                                          South Dakota State University          Running Back      Senior            3.77

David Kovalcik                                      Duquesne University                          Punter                    Senior            3.88

Cory Long                                             Stephen F. Austin State University   Place Kicker         Junior             3.87

Brett Lowe                                             Dartmouth College                             Tight End               Senior            3.65

Tom McAndrews                                  Eastern Washington University        Tight End               Senior            4.00

Wes McDermott                                   Morehead State University                 Linebacker            Sophomore 3.61

Nick Mozal                                             Bucknell University                              Offensive Line      Senior            3.77

Anthony Orio                                         Northeastern University                     Quarterback          Junior             3.84

Bob Perez                                             Youngstown State University            Safety                     Senior            3.84

Myles Potter                                          Davidson College                               Wide Receiver      Junior             3.58

Nicholas Richmond                            Delaware State University                 Offensive Line      Sophomore 3.62

Jacob Rochester                                 Virginia Military Institute                      Linebacker            Junior             4.00

Tyler Roehl                                           North Dakota State University           Running Back      Junior             3.23

Jordan Senn                                         Portland State University                    Linebacker            Senior            3.86

Matt Sherry                                            Villanova University                             Wide Receiver      Senior            3.84

Justin Smith                                         Columbia University                           Defensive Back    Senior            3.55

Chris Smith                                          College of the Holy Cross                 Offensive Line      Junior             3.53

Matt Stansfield                                     Duquesne University                          Offensive Line      Senior            3.46

Torrey Thomas                                    University of Montana                         Free Safety            Senior            3.72

Bradley Thompson                             Tennessee Tech University              Defensive Line     Sophomore 4.00

Rob Valletti                                           Iona College                                         Offensive Line      Senior            3.78

Jim Verlanic                                          Murray State University                       Offensive Line      Junior             3.71

Kevin Walsh                                         Monmouth College                             Defensive Line     Junior             3.34

John Webb                                           Towson University                             Linebacker           Senior            3.31

Tom Zetts                                              Youngstown State University            Quarterback          Senior        

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