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Three Navy Players Named First-Team All-Independent

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ANNAPOLIS, MD —Navy senior offensive guard John Dowd, senior defensive end Jabaree Tuani and junior linebacker Matt Warrick have been named to the 2011 Football Bowl Subdivision First-Team All-Independent Team by the nationwide media panel responsible for the FBS Independent Player of the Week awards.
 
Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd (Offensive Player of the Year), Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (Defensive Player of the Year), Notre Dame kick returner George Atkinson III (Special Teams Player of the Year) and BYU wide receiver Ross Apo (Freshman of the Year) received individual honors, while Floyd, Te'o and Atkinson III are also represented on the All-Independent Team.
 
Senior quarterback Kriss Proctor, senior fullback Alexander Teich, senior center Brady DeMell, senior tackle Ryan Basford, junior outside linebacker/safety Tra'ves Bush, junior corner David Sperry and freshman safety Chris Ferguson earned Honorable Mention accolades.
 
 

ALL-INDEPENDENT TEAM
 
OFFENSE
 
Player                                                                         School

QB Riley Nelson (Jr.)                                                        BYU
RB Raymond Maples (So.)                                              Army
RB Cierre Wood (Jr.)                                                        Notre Dame
WR Cody Hoffman (So.)                                                  BYU
WR Michael Floyd (Sr.)                                                   Notre Dame
TE Tyler Eifert (Jr.)                                                          Notre Dame
OL Braden Hansen (Sr.)                                                  BYU
OL Matt Reynolds (Sr.)                                                    BYU
OL John Dowd (Sr.)                                                         Navy
OL Zack Martin (Jr.)                                                        Notre Dame
OL Trevor Robinson (Sr.)                                              Notre Dame

 
DEFENSE
 
DL Jabaree Tuani (Sr.)                                                    Navy
DL Aaron Lynch (Fr.)                                                      Notre Dame
DL Louis Nix III (So.)                                                       Notre Dame
LB Steven Erzinger (Sr.)                                                Army
LB Kyle Van Noy (So.)                                                    BYU
LB Matt Warrick (Jr.)                                                      Navy
LB Manti Te'o (Jr.)                                                           Notre Dame
DB Corby Eason (Sr.)                                                      BYU
DB Travis Uale (Sr.)                                                         BYU
DB Robert Blanton (Sr.)                                                  Notre Dame
DB Harrison Smith (Sr.)                                                  Notre Dame

SPECIAL TEAMS
 
P/K David Ruffer (Sr.)                                                   Notre Dame
KR George Atkinson III (Fr.)                                         Notre Dame
 
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 
WR Michael Floyd                                                        Notre Dame
 
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 
LB Manti Te'o                                                                Notre Dame
 
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

KR George Atkinson III                                                   Notre Dame
 
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
 
WR Ross Apo                                                                BYU
 
HONORABLE MENTION
 
Army:
OL Ryan Powis (Fr.), OL Robert Kava (Sr.), DL Zach Watts (Jr.), LB Geoffrey Bacon (Fr.), FB Larry Dixon (Fr.)
BYU: RB J.J. DiLuigi (Sr.), OL Terence Brown (Sr.), DL Hebron Fangupo (Sr.), LB Brandon Ogletree (Jr.), DB Preston Hadley (Jr.), DB Daniel Sorensen (So.), K Justin Sorensen (So.), P Riley Stephenson (Jr.)
Navy: QB Kriss Proctor (Sr.), FB Alexander Teich (Sr.), OL Brady DeMell (Sr.), OL Ryan Basford (Sr.), LB/DB Tra'ves Bush (Jr.), DB David Sperry (Jr.), S Chris Ferguson (Fr.)
Notre Dame: QB Tommy Rees (So.), RB Jonas Gray (Sr.), DL Taylor Dever (Sr.), LB Darius Fleming (Sr.), DB Jamoris Slaughter (Sr.), DB Gary Gray (Sr.)
 

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