Tuesday, December 15, 2015

UConn's Summers earns national recognition

While no UConn players made it onto either the Associated Press or Football Writers Association of America All-American teams, cornerback Jamar Summers' impressive sophomore season did earn himself a spot on the Pro Football Focus All-American squad.

The PFF site assigns grades by grading film on every play and as I mentioned earlier, they said Summers had the best grade for any cornerback in the nation since week 5. On Monday the PFF All-American team was posted and Summers made it on the second team.

Michigan's Jourdan Lewis and Desmond King of Iowa, the winner of the Jim Thorpe Award, were the first team cornerbacks while Summers joined Northwestern's Nick VanHoose on the second team. Summers was not only the only player from the American Athletic Conference to be named to either the first or second team on offense, defense or special teams but he was the only player from the Group of Five programs to be named to either the first or second team on defense.

Summers had seven interceptions, which ties him with Robert Vaughn for the most of any UConn player since the Huskies made the move to FBS. He had at least one interception in six of seven games during one stretch. UConn had a 4-2 record when Summers had an interception and a 2-4 mark when he didn't. Summers also led the team with 10 pass breakups and had 37 tackles.



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