Tulane's Lorenzo Doss Named to Walter Camp All-America Second Team
Dec. 13, 2013
Tulane sophomore cornerback Lorenzo Doss forever etched his name among the school's top players with his selection to the 2013 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Second Team. The nation's oldest All-America team was announced this evening on The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.
Doss is among the 124th team honored by the organization and is now in rare company. He is the first Tulane player to garner Walter Camp All-America honors since defensive tackle Charles Hall was a first team selection in 1973, and becomes the fourth player in school history named to the team.
He joins Hall and first-teamers Jerry Dalrymple (1930, 1931) and Bill Banker (1929). From 1889 to 1964, only eleven players were selected. In 1965, both offensive and defensive teams were picked, and the organization added a second team in 1999.
A native New Orleanian who prepped at St. Augustine High School, Doss has quickly blossomed into one of the best cornerbacks in all of college football in less than two full seasons. He leads the team and ranks second nationally with seven interceptions, including two returns for touchdowns, and passes defended with nine. In just 24 career games, Doss has already swiped 12 interceptions and already ranks 11th among the NCAA's active career leaders.
This season, Doss was named to the All-Conference USA First Team just one season after he was selected to the 2012 C-USA All-Freshman Team. Doss has started all 12 games in 2013 and sits third in pass break-ups, 10th with 32 tackles (23 solo) to go with 1.5 tackles for loss and has one fumble recovery.
His seven interceptions ranks sixth in Tulane single-season history and his 26.4 yards per interception return sits seventh. Doss leads C-USA in interceptions per game (0.6) and is tied for second in passes defended per game (1.3).
Doss was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week and Jim Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week after he picked off two passes, including one returned 59 yards for a touchdown, to go with three tackles (two solo) against North Texas on Oct. 5. He also returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown and had a fumble recovery and return of 31 yards while posting four tackles at FAU on Nov. 2.
The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 125 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm.
Walter Camp, "The Father of American Football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp - a former Yale University athlete and football coach - is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation - a New Haven based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.
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The members of the 2013 All-America team, along with Player of the Year Winston and Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe (Duke), will be honored at the organization's national awards banquet on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. In addition, the Foundation will recognize three individuals - former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann (Distinguished American), former Penn State and Oakland Raider standout lineman Matt Millen (Man of the Year) and former North Carolina All-American Ken Huff (Alumnus of the Year) - with major awards.
Doss and the Green Wave will conclude its season against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN and will also be aired around the country on ESPN Radio and locally on WMTI FM 106.1 "The Ticket."