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Eleven Named to Phil Steele Midseason All-AAC Teams
Six earn first team distinction
  • Posted on October 18, 2013 6:31:41 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Oct. 18, 2013) – Eleven members of the Rutgers football team earned a spot on the Phil Steele Midseason All-American Athletic Conference Teams, the publication announced. Both the offense and defense had five members, adding in one on special teams.

    Phil Steele’s College Football Preview is hailed as the nation’s most informative preseason football magazine. Complete information can be found at PhilSteele.com.



    First Team

    C Betim Bujari (Secaucus, N.J.): Started five games this season at center.

    RB Paul James (Glassboro, N.J.): Leads conference with 573 rushing yards, scoring six touchdowns.

    OG Kaleb Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla.): Started last 30 games.


    Second Team

    WR Leonte Carroo (Edison, N.J.): Leads conference with seven receiving touchdowns.


    Third Team

    QB Gary Nova (Elmwood Park, N.J.): Second in the league with 14 touchdown passes.



    First Team

    LB Steve Longa (Saddle Brook, N.J.): Third in the conference with 61 tackles, also adding 3.0 sacks and 6.0 TFLs.

    DL Marcus Thompson (Oakland Park, Fla.): Tied for fourth in the league with 3.5 sacks.


    Second Team

    DL Darius Hamilton (West Paterson, N.J.): Recorded 23 tackles with 4.0 TFLs.

    DB Lorenzo Waters (Accokeek, Md.): Totaled 33 tackles, one interception and five pass break-ups.


    Third Team

    LB Kevin Snyder (Mechanicsburg, Pa.): Tied for 11th in the conference with 42 tackles.



    First Team

    PR Janarion Grant (Trilby, Fla.): Returned both a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown.

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