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12A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 7, 1995

The AP All-Americans: M' puts
two on 2nd team, one on third

From staff and wire reports
The Michigan football team placed
three players on the Associated Press
All-American team yesterday, led by
Jason Horn's selection to the second
team.
Horn, a senior lineman, led Michigan
with 11 sacks during the regular season.
Tailback Tshimanga Biakabutuka,
who rushed for a Michigan season-
record 1,724 yards, and offensive line-
man Jon Runyan were selected to the
third team.
Tommie Frazier, who led top-ranked
Nebraska to its thirdstraightundefeated
regular season, was selected to the first
team along with rushing champion Troy
Davis of Iowa State and scoring leader
Eddie George of Ohio State.
Frazier directed an option attack that
averagedanation-leading 52 pointsper
game. Theversatilequarterbackpassed
for 17 touchdowns and ran for 14scores
for the defending national champions.
Davis is only the fifthrunnerin NCAA
history to gain morethan 2,000 yards in
a season. He finished with 2,010 yards,
including an Iowa State-record 302
against UNLV.
George led Division I-A with 24
touchdowns and was fifth in rushing
with 152 yards per game.
Ohio State and Nebraska each placed
three players on the AP team.
Along with George, the Buckeyes
had wide receiver Terry Glenn and of-
fensive lineman Orlando Pace. Frazier
was joined by Nebraska center Aaron
Graham and defensive lineman Jared
Tomich.

Glenn caught 57 passes for a school-
record 1,316 yards and 17 touchdowns.
The other wide receiver is Southern
Cal's Keyshawn Johnson, who set a
Pac-10 mark with 90 receptions and an
NCAA record with 12 straight 100-
yard receiving games.
Tight end Marco Battagliaof Rutgers
led everyone at his position in recep-
tions (69), receiving yards (894) and
touchdowns (10).
The all-purpose player is Leeland
McElroy of Texas A&M, who rushed
for 1,122 yards, caught 25 passes for
379 yards, returned nine kicks for 208
yards and scored 16 touchdowns.
Joining Pace and Graham on the of-
fensive line are Jonathan Ogden of
UCLA, Jason Odom of Florida and
Heath Irwin of Colorado.
Rounding out the offense is
placekicker Michael Reeder of Texas
Christian. Reederwas 23-of-25 on field
goal attempts and made all 20 of his
extra-point tries.
The defense is led by Arizona line-
man Tony Bruschi, the only repeater
from lastyear'steam. Bruschi had 14 l/
2 sacks to tie the NCAA career record
of 52 set by Alabama's Derrick Tho-
mas.
Also on the defensiveline are Tomich,
Cornell Brown of Virginia Tech and
Marcus Jones of North Carolina.
Tomich was one of the leaders of
Nebraska's swarming defense, which
held opponents to 78 rushing yards and
13.6 points per game. He had 10 sacks
and 24 quarterback pressures.
Brown had 103 tackles, including 14

sacks and 11 other stops behind the
line, for the nation's top-rated run de-
fense. Despite constant double-team-
ing, Jones had 17 tackles for losses and
six sacks in his last eight games.
The linebackers are Pat Fitzgerald of
Northwestern, Kevin Hardy of Illinois,
Ray Lewis of Miami and Zach Thomas
of Texas Tech.
Fitzgerald anchored a defense that
gave up the fewest points in the nation.
His 130 tackles were second in the Big
Ten even though he missed
Northwestern's final game with a bro-
ken leg.
Hardy, the latest in a long line of
great Illinois linebackers, had 11
sacks, intercepted three passes and
forced five fumbles. Lewis led the
Big East with 160 tackles and had two
interceptions, whileThomasmade 131
tackles, caused six fumbles and re-
covered four.
The secondary features Greg Myers
of Colorado State, Chris Canty of Kan-
sas State and Lawyer Milloy of Wash-
ington.
In addition to his standout play at
defensive back, Myers set a school
record by returning three punts for
touchdowns and broke the Western
Athletic Conference mark for career
punt return yardage.
Canty tied for the NCAA lead with
eight interceptions, including two for
touchdowns. Milloy led Washington
with 115 tackles and forced three
fumbles.
Punter Brad Maynard of Ball State
led the nation with a46.5-yard average.

Blakabutuka Horn Runyan

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