Ten Yale football players were named to this season’s All-Ivy League team, announced Tuesday by the Ivy Group. Those selections included three on the first team, five on the second team, and three honorable mentions.
All three first-team honorees played on the defense: captain and defensive lineman Tom McCarthy ’11, safety Adam Money ’11, and captain-elect and linebacker Jordan Haynes ’12. Both McCarthy and Money are repeat All-Ivy selections. McCarthy led the Elis with four sacks and three forced fumbles while Money had a team best three interceptions and seven pass break-ups. Captain-elect and linebacker Jordan Haynes ’12 made his first All-Ivy appearance on the first team after his 102 tackles put him third in the Ivy League.
The five second-team honorees all came on the offense. Quarterback Patrick Witt ’12 and running back Alex Thomas ’12, who both shone in their first years as full-time starters, joined tight end Chris Blohm ’11, who had 26 receptions and two touchdowns a year after not catching a ball, and Chris Smith ’13, who was named to two positions — wide receiver and return specialist.
Defensive lineman Sean Williams ’11, center Jake Koury ’11, and cornerback Drew Baldwin ’12 rounded out the group as honorable mentions. Williams was also an honorable mention selection last year.
Half of the All-Ivy selections will return to the team next season, a promising sign as the Bulldogs will look to build on this year’s tie for second place among the Ancient Eight.