DURHAM, N.H.-- Sophomore wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) of the No. 5-ranked University of New Hampshire football team was named a first-team Walter Camp I-AA All-American on Friday afternoon.
Ball led the Wildcats with 86 catches for 1,504 yards and 17 touchdowns and averaged 125.3 reception yards per contest in 12 games played. All of those numbers were good for season records at UNH.
Ball was also ranked among the top three in I-AA football in nearly every passing category, including yards per game and receptions per contest. The final national rankings will be released following the completion of the I-AA championship in Chattanooga Tenn.
Ball was a key in helping the Wildcats to a 10-3 record and their first appearance in the I-AA playoffs since 1994. UNH went on to win its first-round contest at Georgia Southern (27-23) and then lost in the quarterfinals at Montana (47-17).
Ball, who originally came to UNH on a track scholarship as a high jumper, was also named first-team All-Atlantic 10 and first-team All-New England for his efforts on the gridiron.
A graduate of Worcester Academy, Ball lettered in football, basketball and track. An All-New England wide receiver, he compiled 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Here is a look at the Walter Camp I-AA All-America Team:
WR DeVon Fowlkes Appalachian State Sr. 5-8 165
Fort Wayne, Ind.
WR David Ball New Hampshire So. 6-3 185 Orange, Vt.
TE Wade Fletcher Columbia Sr. 6-7 243 Littleton, Colo.
OL Buster Ashley Western Kentucky Sr. 6-4 300 Owensboro, Ky.
OL Adam Bourget Northeastern Sr. 6-3 300 Mansfield, Mass.
OL Ben Bainbridge Furman Sr. 6-6 289 Oklahoma City, Okla.
OL Eric Deutsch Wofford Sr. 6-4 330 Cincinnati, Ohio
C Elmer McDaniel Southern Illinois Sr. 5-11 315 Muskogee, Okla.
QB Lang Campbell William & Mary Sr. 6-3 200 Winchester, Va.
RB Clifton Dawson Harvard So. 5-10 190 Scarborough, Ontario
RB Charles Anthony Tennessee State Sr. 5-11 195 Orlando, Fla.
PK Joe Johnson Weber State Jr. 5-8 180 West Valley City, Utah
DL Chris Gocong Cal Poly Jr. 6-3
255 Santa Barbara, Calif.
DL Grady Fosmark Weber State Jr. 6-3 255 Clearfield, Utah
DL Tom Alfsen Lehigh Sr. 6-2 240 Sparta, N.J.
DL Lee Basinger Wofford Sr. 6-1 255 Kannapolis, N.C.
LB Jordan Beck Cal Poly Sr. 6-2 231 Mount Hermon, Calif.
LB Boomer Grigsby Illinois State Sr. 6-1 241 Canton, Ill.
LB Kevin Talley Norfolk State Sr. 6-0 234 Newport News, Va.
DB Shannon James Massachusetts Jr. 5-10 186 Stratford, Conn.
DB Tad Kornegay Fordham Sr. 6-0 185 Trenton, N.J.
DB Ahmad Treaudo Southern Sr. 6-0 180 New Orleans, La.
DB Sidney Haugabrook Delaware Sr. 5-10 185 Atlanta, Ga.
P Paul Ernster Northern Ariz. Sr. 6-0 217 Glendale, Ariz.
KR Jerome Mathis Hampton Sr. 6-0 180 Petersburg, Va.