HATBORO, Pa. -- Senior lineman George Peterson (Clarendon, Vt.) and sophomore wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) of the University of New Hampshire football team were named to The Sports Network 2004 I-AA All-America Team, the organization announced Monday.
Ball, who was also selected to the 2004 Walter Camp I-AA All-America First Team, led the Wildcats with 86 catches for 1,504 yards and 17 touchdowns, and averaged 125.3 receiving yards per game. All of those numbers broke single-season records at UNH and his eight 100-yard receiving performances led the Atlantic 10 conference this season.
Ball is currently ranked No. 2 in Div. I-AA in receiving yards per game at 125.33 and is No. 3 in receiving yards. He is also sixth in receptions per game (7.17) as well as No. 20 in scoring (8.50 points per game).
Peterson led the Wildcats in tackles for a loss with 20 and his average of 1.67 per game ranks No. 12 in the nation. His 74 total tackles (52 solo, 22 assisted) ranked fifth on UNH. He was second on the team with 5.5 sacks and was also credited with six pass breakups as well as one forced fumble.
Ball and Peterson were keys 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).