Chattanooga’s Davis Tull received All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association on Monday. The AFCA selects teams in all five divisions of college football – FBS, FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA – and all honorees are picked by the coaches.
Tull was voted the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year after racking up a league-leading 12.5 sacks and 19.0 tackles for loss – both school records – while the 6-3, 230-pound sophomore finished fifth on the team in tackles (56) and forced three fumbles.
He was also named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District team.
Tull is the third Mocs to earn All-American recognition this season. Junior linebacker Wes Dothard and sophomore tight end Faysal Shafaat were both voted to the third team by CollegeSportsMadness.com. This is the second straight year UTC has had a sophomore receive first-team All-American honors as Dothard was named to the Sports Network/Fathead.com first team last season.
It’s the first time since 2000 UTC has had three All-Americans in one year, and the first time since 1990 a Moc has made the AFCA team.