NASHVILLE --- Charles Anthony has received his first All-America recognition for his performance during the recently-completed football season by being named to The Walter Camp Football Foundation Division I-AA All-America Team.
Anthony concluded his outstanding career with the Tigers and caped off his career by rushing for more than 1,700 yards his senior season and scored 14 touchdowns. He led the nation in rushing among I-AA schools, averaging 158.1 yards per game. He also had 39 pass receptions for 318 yards and two TD's.
The 5-11, 195-pound Anthony was named the 2004 Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He finished as the OVC's second all-time leading rusher and was fifth in the Payton Award voting each of the past two seasons.
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 1-A and 1-AA.
2004 Walter Camp 1-AA All-America Team
WR DeVon Fowlkes Appalachian State Sr. 5-8 165 Fort Wayne, Ind.
WR David Ball New Hampshire Soph. 6-3 185 Orange, Vt.
TE Wade Fletcher Columbia Sr. 6-7 243 Littleton, Colo.
OL Buster Ashley Western Kentucky Sr. 6-4 300 Owensboro, Ky.
OL Adam Bourget Northeastern Sr. 6-3 300 Mansfield, Mass.
OL Ben Bainbridge Furman Sr. 6-6 289 Oklahoma City, Okla.
OL Eric Deutsch Wofford Sr. 6-4 330 Cincinnati, Ohio
C Elmer McDaniel Southern Illinois Sr. 5-11 315 Muskogee, Okla.
QB Lang Campbell William & Mary Sr. 6-3 200 Winchester, Va.
RB Clifton Dawson Harvard Soph. 5-10 190 Scarborough, Ontario
RB Charles Anthony Tennessee State Sr. 5-11 195 Orlando, Fla.
PK Joe Johnson Weber State Jr. 5-8 180 West Valley City, Utah
DL Chris Gocong Cal Poly Jr. 6-3 255 Santa Barbara, Calif.
DL Grady Fosmark Weber State Jr. 6-3 255 Clearfield, Utah
DL Tom Alfsen Lehigh Sr. 6-2 240 Sparta, N.J.
DL Lee Basinger Wofford Sr. 6-1 255 Kannapolis, N.C.
LB Jordan Beck Cal Poly Sr. 6-2 231 Mount Hermon, Calif.
LB Boomer Grigsby Illinois State Sr. 6-1 241 Canton, Ill.
LB Kevin Talley Norfolk State Sr. 6-0 234 Newport News, Va.
DB Shannon James Massachusetts Jr. 5-10 186 Stratford, Conn.
DB Tad Kornegay Fordham Sr. 6-0 185 Trenton, N.J.
DB Ahmad Treaudo Southern Sr. 6-0 180 New Orleans, La.
DB Sidney Haugabrook Delaware Sr. 5-10 185 Atlanta, Ga.
P Paul Ernster Northern Arizona Sr. 6-0 217 Glendale, Ariz.
KR Jerome Mathis Hampton Sr. 6-0 180 Petersburg, Va.