Emmanuel Holder Named As Freshman All-American
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 01/28/2013
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TOWSON, Md. – Freshman fullback Emmanuel Holder of Towson University has been named to the College Sports Journal FCS All-America football team.

As first-year freshman, Holder appeared in all 11 games for the Tigers and started twice. In addition to helping Towson average 229.0 rushing yards per game with his blocking ability, he also proved to be a very effective receiver out of the backfield.

He caught six passes for 60 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers. He helped the Tigers earn a 34-27 overtime victory at Delaware when he caught three passes for 36 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Late in the first half, he gave Towson a 14-7 advantage when he scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass. With 44 seconds left in regulation, he caught a three-yard TD pass that gave Towson a 27-24 lead.

In the season finale, a 64-35 win at No. 7 New Hampshire, Holder caught one pass for three yards and a touchdown as the Tigers upset UNH to earn a share of the Colonial Athletic Association championship.

Holder also ran the ball three times of 22 yards.

The Tigers finished the season as the 17th-ranked team in NCAA FCS while posting a 7-4 record. Towson shared the CAA championship with Villanova, New Hampshire and Richmond. Each team had a 6-2 record in CAA action.

College Sports Journal

CO-FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR:      Sean Price, Appalachian State, Wide Receiver;         John Robertson, Villanova, Quarterback


QB:         John Robertson    Villanova

QB:         Sawyer Kollmorgen             Northern Iowa

QB:         Josh Woodrum     Liberty

QB:         Vernon Adams     Eastern Washington

RB:         Luke Hagy            Cornell

RB:         Jake Hutson         Valparaiso

RB:         Ryan Heaston      Missouri State

FB:         Emmanuel Holder               Towson

A-P Back: Johna’ Hebert      Prairie View A&M

A-P Back: Darius Ramsey    Western Carolina

WR:        Sean Price             Appalachian State

WR:        Jameer Jackson   North Dakota

WR:        Larry Jones III     Charleston Southern

WR:        D.J. Ward              Stephen F. Austin

WR:        Malachi Jones      Appalachian State

TE:         Joe Bowens           Tennessee State

TE:         Sam Rohr              Northern Iowa

OT:         Ben Curtis             Delaware

OT:         Derek Chancellor South Dakota

OT:         Adam Pasnik        Albany

OT:         Ethan Wirth          Southern Illinois

OG:         Josh Colville         North Dakota State

OG:         Donald Jackson   Sam Houston State

OG:         Sedale Young       Richmond

OG:         Shaq Counts         Appalachian State

OC:         Eric Thoni             Furman

OC:         Zach Wilk             Cornell



DE:         James Cowser         Southern Utah

DE:         Damon Gresham-Chisholm              Howard

DE:         Davante Harris    Appalachian State

DE:         Michael Kozlakowski         Maine

DE:         Jonathan Woodard             Central Arkansas

DE:         Mark Thomas      The Citadel

DE:         Connor Underwood            Indiana State

DT:         Daevonte Barnett                Wagner

DT:         Javon Hargrave   South Carolina State

DT:         Alex Mosley         James Madison

DT:         Brian Schaetz       North Dakota State

LB:         Zak Browning      Southern Utah

LB:         Alex Donnelly      Illinois State

LB:         T.J. Lally               South Dakota State

LB:         J.J. Raffelson        Western Illinois

LB:         Luke Rhodes        William & Mary

LB:         Elandon Roberts  Morgan State

LB:         Jeff Williams        Delaware

CB:         James Bradberry Samford

CB:         Marcelis Branch  Wagner

CB:         Anthony Gaffney                Princeton

CB:         Jermaine Hough  Jacksonville State

CB:         Aaron Matthews  Hampton

CB:         Ryan Smith          North Carolina Central

S:            Terrick Colston    Delaware State

S:            Taison Manu        Idaho State

S:            Mark Sewall         Indiana State

S:            Jordan Tonani      Eastern Washington



Kick Returner:      Shaquille Hill        Eastern Washington

Kick Returner       Khalif Raymond Holy Cross

Punt Returner       Jamel Smith          Lafayette

Return Specialist Ladarius Vanlier  Tennessee Tech

Kicker    Chris Lider            Montana

Punter    Ben LeCompte    North Dakota State

Punter    Stephen Shaw      Montana

Long Snapper       Jake Olson            Montana State


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