Delaware Defensive Tackle Zach Kerr Named to Beyond Sports Network All-American Football Team
Kerr, a 6-2, 310 lb. history major from Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard High School) was selected to the third team and was one of 150 student-athletes honored on the four teams.
He becomes the first Delaware All-American since linebacker Paul Worrilow earned third team The Sports Network and honorable mention College Sports Journal All-American honors last season. Delaware has now had at least one player earn All-American honors 11 times in the last 12 seasons.
The 2013 BSN All America Team was chosen by college sports information directors, college coaches, media, and BSN Staff.
Delaware recently completed it season under first-year head coach Dave Brock with a 7-5 overall mark and a 4-4 slate in CAA play, good for a tie for fifth place in the league standings. The Blue Hens received votes in every The Sports Network Top 25 poll during the season, climbing as high as 15th on Nov. 4.
Kerr, a second-year transfer from Maryland, proved to be one of the league’s top interior defensive lineman once again this fall. A co-captain, Kerr recorded 57 tackles (28 solo), including 5.5 tackles for loss (29 yards), 3.5 sacks (24 yard), two pass breakups, and two forced fumbles. He ranked fourth among all CAA down linemen in tackles.
Kerr, who also earned second team All-CAA honors in 2012, collected four or more tackles nine times during the 2013 campaign, including a career-high eight each in victories over Albany and Towson.
A total of 18 CAA players were selected to the four teams, including first teamers Terrance West (RB/Towson), Eric Pike (OT/Towson), Stephon Robertson (LB/James Madison), and Jerome Couplin (S/William & Mary); second teamers Emmanuel Holder (FB/Towson), Justin Perillo (TE/Maine), Telvion Clark (LB/Towson), and Jordan Love (CB/Towson); third teamers Kerr, Dae’Quan Scott (RB/James Madison), Jeff Gakos (OG/Maine), Ryan Delaire (DL/Towson), and Kendall James (CB/Maine); and honorable mention selections Marcus Wasiliewski (QB/Maine), John Robertson (QB/Villanova), RJ Harris (WR/New Hampshire), Randall Harris (OT/Towson), Rahim Cox (DL/Villanova),
Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was named the BSN Offensive Player of the Year while James Madison linebacker Stephon Robertson was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year. Southeast Louisiana kick returner Xavier Roberson was named Special Teams Player of the Year.