UM’s Holmes named Walter Camp All-American

Montana defensive end Tyrone Holmes has earned his third All-America selection, this time being named to the Walter Camp FCS All-America team. The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Football Championship Subdivision schools and certified by the accounting and auditing firm, Marcum LLP.

The award from Walter Camp Football Foundation is Holmes’ third All-America nod this season, after earning the same status from the Associated Press, and STATS FCS, formerly The Sports Network.

Holmes will also travel to Frisco, Texas, as one of the top three vote getters for the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year award ceremony in early January.

The senior from Eagle Point, Oregon was the nation’s leader in sacks in 2015, with 18 on the season. He finishes his career at Montana second on the Grizzlies all-time sack list with 34.5 during his illustrious career.

The Grizzlies’ four-year starter has also accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious East-West Shrine Game, college football’s oldest all-star event.

In all, players from 10 different conferences and 23 institutions are represented on the 2015 Walter Camp FCS All-America team.  The Big Sky Conference had the most selections with eight, while the Southern Conference had four, and Missouri Valley Conference three. Two schools, The Citadel and Northern Arizona, had two selections.

Sports blog also selected Holmes as an All-American.

Walter Camp, “The Father of American Football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting All-America teams for the Football Bowl and Championship subdivisions.

— Montana Sports Information

2015 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team

Pos.     Name, School                                     Ht        Wgt     Yr.       Hometown
WR      Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington            6-2      205     Jr.        Yakima, WA
WR      Jake Weineke, South Dakota State  6-4      210     Soph.   Maple Grove, MN
TE       Ben Braunecker, Harvard                6-4      245     Sr.        Ferdinand, IN
OL       Joe Haeg, North Dakota State           6-6      310     Sr.        Lake Shore, MN
OL       Sam Frye, The Citadel                       5-10    277     Sr.        Charlotte, NC
OL       Corey Levin, Chattanooga                6-5      305     Jr.        Dacula, GA
OL       Donald Jackson, III, Sam Houston State      6-2      290     Fr.        Kilgore, TX
C          Joe Hawkins, Weber State                6-1      325     Sr.        Vero Beach, FL
QB       Case Cookus, Northern Arizona       6-4      200     Fr.        Thousand Oaks, CA
RB       Kade Harrington, Lamar                  5-9      190     Jr.        Kingwood, TX
RB       Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State *   5-9      205     Jr.        Victorville, CA
PK       Anthony Pistelli, Samford                 5-9      199     Sr.        Thomasville, GA

Pos.     Name, School                                     Ht        Wgt     Yr.       Hometown
DL       Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State *      6-2      295     Sr.        Salisbury, NC
DL       Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky     6-3      261     Jr.        Harrisburg, PA
DL       Tyrone Holmes, Montana                 6-4      250     Sr.        Eagle Point, OR
DL       James Cowser, Southern Utah *      6-4      258     Sr.        Fruit Heights, UT
LB        Deon King, Norfolk State                  6-1      235     Sr        Reston, VA
LB        Christian Kuntz, Duquesne              6-1      220     Jr.        Pittsburgh, PA
LB        Darnell Sankey, Sacramento State  6-2      250     Sr.        San Jose, CA
DB       Dee Delaney, The Citadel                 6-1      191     Soph.   Seabrook, NC
DB       Deiondre’ Hall, Northern Iowa        6-2      190     Sr.        Blue Springs, MO
DB       DeAndre Houston-Carson, William & Mary6-2      195     Sr.        Woodford, VA
DB       Patrick Onwausor, Portland State   6-2      225     Sr.        Inglewood, CA
P          Ryan Hawkins, Northern Arizona    5-11    185     Sr.        Peoria, AZ
KR       Willie Quinn, Southern                     5-9      145     Sr.        Miami, FL
* 2014 Walter Camp FCS All-America selection

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