Providence, R.I. - Four members of the Brown football team have earned First Team Capital One Academic All-District honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for their superior performance in the classroom and on the playing field. Brown senior defensive tackle Ross Walthall (Carmel, IN), senior offensive lineman Jack Templeton (Ramsey, NJ), junior linebacker Adewole Oyalowo (Bowie, MD) and junior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA) will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
A Political Science/Economics concentrator with a 3.53 grade point average, Walthall is a co-captain of the Brown football team and considered among the top defensive tackles in the Ivy League. He ranks 33rd in the nation with 10.0 tackles for a loss. Walthall posted three tackles for a loss vs. Princeton, and came up with several big plays in the Bears' win over URI, finishing with six tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss, including a key fourth down stop of the Rams in the fourth quarter. He has made 29 total tackles for the season and two quarterback sacks.
Templeton a History/Economics concentrator with a 3.57 grade point average, earned first team All-Ivy honors in 2011. He took every snap at left tackle and played a key role in the Bears' offense that averaged 364.5 yards of total offense and posted 23.6 points per game last season. Templeton had taken every snap in 2012 through the Rhode Island game before being sidelined for the season due to injury.
An Economics concentrator with a 3.73 grade point average, Yules ranks 18th in the nation with 1.38 tackles for a loss per game. He was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week after he led the Brown defense that held Georgetown to one yard of total offense in the second half and zero first downs after halftime. Yules had two quarterback sacks for a loss of 13 yards and added another tackle for a loss. His 11 tackles for a loss lead the Brown team, while making 34 tackles overall.
Oyalowo is a Neuroscience concentrator, posting a 3.64 grade point average. He is having a breakout season for the Bears, and ranks fourth on the team with 47 total tackles, including 30 solo stops. He has intercepted two passes for the season and made 3.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards. Oyalowo had a big game in Brown's shutout win over Yale with five solo tackles and a fumble recovery.
Pictured: Senior Jack Templeton