Heinicke Named to Walter Camp All-America Team

December 20, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 20, 2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Walter Payton Award winner Taylor Heinicke added to his list of postseason accolades by being named to the Walter Camp Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team. The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Football Championship Subdivision schools and certified by the accounting and auditing firm, Marcum LLP.

Just the second sophomore to ever win the Walter Payton Award, Heinicke was one of five sophomore's to be named to the Walter Camp All-America Team, joining tight end A.C. Leonard (Tennessee State), running back Zach Zenner (South Dakota State), defensive lineman Davis Tull (Chattanooga) and defensive back Jaquiski Tartt (Samford).

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Heinicke's record-setting season included breaking Steve McNair's (Alcorn State, 1994) FCS single-season passing yards record with 5,076 yards and also surpassing the single-season record for completions with 398, breaking Brett Gordon's record of 386 for Villanova in 2002.

Heinicke led the FCS with his 5,076 passing yards, 390.5 passing yards per game, 44 touchdown passes, 55 total touchdowns, 26.00 points responsible for and 426.6 yards of total offense per game.

The ODU quarterback burst onto the national scene on Sept. 22 when he set the Division I record with 730 passing yards and 791 yards of total offense in ODU's 64-61 win over No. 18 New Hampshire.

Heinicke finished the year 398-of-579 passing for 5,076 yards and 44 touchdown passing while also rushing 126 times for 470 yards and 11 touchdowns

In ODU's second round playoff game against Coastal Carolina, Heinicke set a single-game playoff record with 542 yards of total offense and tied the playoff record with six TD passes.

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 All-America teams for the Football Bowl and Championship subdivisions.

2012 Walter Camp Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Erik Lora, Eastern Illinois 5-10 181 Jr. Miami, FL
WR Aaron Melette, Elon @ 6-2 220 Sr. Sanford, NC
TE A.C. Leonard, Tennessee State 6-4 245 So. Jacksonville, FL
OL Earl Watford, James Madison 6-4 295 Sr. Philadelphia, PA
OL Mike Sellers, The Citadel 6-0 290 Jr. Summerville, SC
OL Billy Turner, North Dakota State 6-6 300 Jr. Shoreview, MN
OL Chris Howley, Maine 6-3 295 Sr. Runnemede, NJ
C Corey Howard, Central Arkansas 6-1 290 Sr. Wichita Falls, TX
QB Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion 6-1 295 So. Atlanta, GA
RB Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook 5-10 205 Sr. Riverhead, NY
RB Zach Zenner, South Dakota State 6-0 215 So. Eagan, MN
PK Patrick Murray, Fordham 5-7 182 Sr. Mahwah, NJ

DEFENSE Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
DL Caleb Schreibeis, Montana State 6-3 252 Sr. Billings, MT
DL Colton Underwood, Illinois State 6-4 255 Jr. Washington, IL
DL Brandon Thurmond, Arkansas Pine Bluff 6-2 260 Sr. Augusta, GA
DL Davis Tull, UT-Chattanooga 6-3 230 So. Knoxville, TN
DL Joseph LeBeau, Jackson State 6-1 245 Sr. New Orleans, LA
LB Jeremy Kimbrough, Appalachian State 5-11 240 Sr. Decatur, GA
LB Matt Evans, New Hampshire # 6-0 228 Sr. Hanover, MA
LB Stephon Robertson, James Madison 5-11 225 Jr. Alexandria, VA
DB Marcus Williams, North Dakota State@ 5-11 194 Jr. Minneapolis, MN
DB Darnell Taylor, Sam Houston State 6-0 195 Sr. Mesquite, TX
DB Cooper Taylor, Richmond 6-5 235 Sr. Atlanta, GA
DB Jaquiski Tartt, Samford 6-1 220 So. Mobile, AL
P Andy Wilder, Northern Arizona 6-3 205 Jr. Scottsdale, AZ
KR Jerodis Williams, Furman 5-11 208 Sr. Prattville, AL

# - 2010 and 2011 Walter Camp All-America selection
@ - 2011 Walter Camp All-America selection