December 30, 2013

WIDENER’S ANTHONY DAVIS NAMED D3FOOTBALL.COM FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA

Anthony Davis
"Davis was picked first team All-MAC for the third straight season and first team All-East Region by D3Football.com..."
Chester, PA (Dec. 30, 2013) – Widener junior wide receiver/returner Anthony Davis (Upland, PA/Chester) notched another major award as D3Football.com picked him first team All-America.

Davis, who also was tabbed first team All-America by the Beyond Sports Network, has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s most prolific, dynamic and exhilarating players in Division III football.  Even with teams adjusting their game plans to de-emphasize him, Davis still finds a way and he has helped Widener return to the ranks of the country’s elite.

 This season, Davis also was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Year to go with being picked first team all-league at wide receiver and special teams.  He is sixth in the country with 9.1 receptions per game, 19th with 105.6 receiving yards per game, 29th with 10 touchdown receptions and 48th with 144.0 all-purpose yards per contest.

He broke the school's single-season record with 91 receptions this year and also is fifth in team annals with 35 touchdowns, second with 5,035 all-purpose yards, third with 31 touchdown receptions, second with 187 receptions, tied for fourth with 2,711 receiving yards, first with 67 kickoff returns and first with 1,515 kickoff return yards.

Davis was picked first team All-MAC for the third straight season and first team All-East Region by D3Football.com one year after he was tabbed second team All-America by the Beyond Sports Network, second team All-East Region by D3Football.com and ECAC South All-Region.  In his freshman campaign, he was second team All-ECAC South Region and third team D3Football.com All-East Region.

Widener (6-4, 6-3 MAC) this season posted its third straight winning season, its fourth consecutive non-losing campaign and fell short of sharing the conference title by one game. The six victories this season from Bobby Acosta were the most for a first-year coach at Widener since Bill Zwaan went 7-3 in 1997.