Thirteen Brown Gridders Named To All-Ivy Football Team

Providence, R.I. – After Brown posted its sixth straight winning season, 13 members of the Bears' football team were chosen All-Ivy by a vote of the eight Ancient Eight head football coaches.  Earning First Team All-Ivy honors are senior tailback John Spooney (Northfield, OH), a unanimous selection, senior offensive tackle Cole Hooper (Oklahoma City, OK), senior defensive end Michael Yules (South Dartmouth, MA), senior linebacker Adewole Oyalowo (Bowie, MD), senior corner back Emory Polley (University Heights, OH), senior kicker Alexander Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA), and freshman return specialist Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, MA).

 

Earning Second Team All-Ivy honors for the Bears are senior offensive linemen Daniel Austin (Franklin, TN) and Clayton Paino (Tarpon Springs, FL), senior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall (Highland Park, IL), senior tight end Andrew Marks (Berlin, WI), and senior defensive end John Bumpus (Concord, MA).  Earning honorable mention All-Ivy honors is junior linebacker Daniel Giovacchini (Acton, MA).

 

Spooney finished his career as one of the top rushers in Brown football history.  He led the Ivy League in rushing with 130.0 yards per game, fifth best in the nation, and became the seventh player in Brown history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a single season, finishing with with 1,170 yards, fifth best in the Brown record book. The fastest man in the Ivy League, Spooney had touchdown runs of 94 and 93 yards vs. Penn, a 73 yard touchdown run vs. URI, and a 71 yard touchdown scamper vs. Princeton. His 1,545 career rushing yards rank eighth all-time at Brown.

 

Hooper, Austin and Paino headlined the Brown offensive line that ranked second in the Ivy League in total offense with 445.4 yards per game, 20th best in the nation.  Brown's offensive line also ranked sixth nationally in tackles for a loss allowed (3.90) and eighth nationally in pass sacks allowed (3.20). The trio also helped block for Spooney's 1,760 yards. Hooper is now a two-time first team All-Ivy selection, while Austin was named a Second Team All-Ivy choice for the second straight season.

 

Polley led the nation with six interceptions and finished his Brown career with 11 interceptions, sixth best in Brown football history. His four pass break-ups led the Brown team, while finishing with 36 tackles, including 27 solo stops. He was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week after leading Brown's defense to a shutout victory over Penn that knocked the Quakers out of first place in the Ivy League standings, by intercepting two passes against the Quakers. 

 

Yules, a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete semifinalist, ranked third in the Ivy League in quarterback sacks with six for the season.  A Second Team All-Ivy selection a year ago, Yules registered three quarterback sacks against Georgetown, while making five tackles overall. Yules, who had 20 tackles for the season, had a sack vs. Princeton, and registered a sack in Brown's win over URI for the Governor's Cup.

 

Oyalowo ranked second on the Brown team in tackles with 63 total hits, including 45 solo tackles. His 12 tackles for a loss ranked third in the Ivy League.  An honorable mention All-Ivy selection in 2012, Oyalowo had a season high 12 tackles and three tackles for a loss vs. Columbia and 10 tackles in Brown's shutout win over Penn. He is also a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

 

Norocea is rated one of the top kickers in Ivy League football history with 44 career field goals, third best in Ivy football history.  His 251 career points are fourth best all-time at Brown 10th in the Ivy League record book.  Norocea, a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, led the Ivy League in kick scoring in 2013 with 7.7 points per game, kicking 13-of-15 field goals and 38-of-38 extra points.

 

Jette burst onto the scene as a kickoff and punt returner, and ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 9.3 yards per return. Jette was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week following Brown's win over Georgetown, returning four punts for 82 yards, and averaging 20.5 yards per return. His 82 total punt return yards rank 11th on Brown's single-game list for most punt return yards.

 

Lundevall also completed his career as one of the top wide receivers in Ivy League history.  His 216 career receptions are seventh in the Ivy record book, and fifth all-time at Brown, while his 2,349 career receiving yards are sixth in the Brown record book. Lundevall caught 61 passes for 745 yards in 2013, both fourth best in the Ivy League.

 

Marks made 22 catches for 283 yards and four touchdowns to rank fourth on the Brown team.  He had a breakout game against Bryant with three catches for 65 yards, including a long reception of 50 yards. Marks also made a career high six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown against Dartmouth.

 

Bumpus improved as the season progressed and ranked second on the Brown team with nine tackles for a loss, seventh best in the Ivy League.  His 5.5 sacks were fifth in the Ivy League this season. Bumpus had 39 total tackles for the season and forced three fumbles.

 

Giovacchini led the Brown team and ranked 13th in the Ivy League in tackles with 66 total hits, including 43 solo stops. He led the Bears with 12 tackles against Princeton and had 10 tackles in a win over Rhode Island. Giovacchini also intercepted passes against Yale and Columbia and had three tackles for a loss of 14 yards.

 

2013 ALL-IVY FOOTBALL TEAM

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Chris Fraser, Cornell (Fr., P - Potomac, Md.)

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY

Offense

Cole Hooper, Brown (Sr., OL - Oklahoma City)

Cohle Fowler, Dartmouth (Sr., OL - Claremore, Okla.)

Scotty Whitmore, Dartmouth (Jr., OL - Spring, Texas)

Nick Easton, Harvard (Jr., OL - Lenoir, N.C.)

Christopher Bush, Penn (Sr., OL - Westwood, N.J.)

Spenser Huston, Princeton (Jr., OL - Summit, N.J.)

Joe Goss, Princeton (Sr., OL - Massapequa, N.Y.)

Quinn Epperly, Princeton (Jr., QB - Knoxville, Tenn.)

*John Spooney, Brown (Sr., RB - Northfield, Ohio)

*Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (Sr., RB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Grant Gellatly, Cornell (Sr., WR - Issaquah, Wash.)

*Roman Wilson, Princeton (Sr., WR - Broken Arrow, Okla.)

*Deon Randall, Yale (Jr., WR - San Diego)

*Cameron Brate, Harvard (Sr., TE - Naperville, Ill.)

 

Defense

Michael Yules, Brown (Sr., DE - South Dartmouth, Mass.)

*Zach Hodges, Harvard (Jr., DE - Atlanta)

Nnamdi Obukwelu, Harvard (Sr., DT - Brockton, Mass.)

Caraun Reid, Princeton (Sr., DL - Bronx, N.Y.)

Adewole Oyalowo, Brown (Sr., LB - Bowie, Md.)

Michael Runger, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Lisle, Ill.)

*Joshua Boyd, Harvard (Sr., - LB - Hyde Park, Mass.)

Daniel Davis, Penn (Jr., LB - Norman, Okla.)

Emory Polley, Brown (Sr., DB - University Heights, Ohio)

Garrett Waggoner, Dartmouth (Sr., DB - Sarasota, Fla.)

Norman Hayes, Harvard (Jr., DB - Tucker, Ga.)

Brian Owusu, Harvard (Sr., DB - Oxnard, Calif.)

Anthony Gaffney, Princeton (So., DB - Columbus, N.J.)

 

Special Teams

Alexander Norocea, Brown (Sr., PK - Hermosa Beach, Calif.)

Paul Delaney, Columbia (Sr., P - Palatine, Ill.)

Chris Fraser, Cornell (Fr., P - Potomac, Md.)

Alexander Jette, Brown (Fr., RS - North Attleboro, Mass.)

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY

Offense

Daniel Austin, Brown (Sr., OL - Franklin, Tenn.)

Clayton Paino, Brown (Sr., OL - Tarpon Springs, Fla.)

Austin Scheufele, Harvard (Sr., OL - Lafayette, Colo.)

Max Coale, Princeton (Sr., OL - Highland, Md.)

Ben Carbery, Yale (Jr., OL - Oak Park, Ill.)

Wes Gavin, Yale (Sr., OL - San Diego)

Jeff Mathews, Cornell (Sr., QB - Camarillo, Calif.)

Paul Stanton, Jr., Harvard (So., RB - Kenner, La.)

DiAndre Atwater, Princeton (So., RB - Duluth, Ga.)

Tellef Lundevall, Brown (Sr., WR - Highland Park, Ill.)

Ricky Zorn, Harvard (Sr., WR - Dallas)

Seth DeValve, Princeton (Jr., WR - Manchester, Conn.)

Andrew Marks, Brown (Sr., TE - Berlin, Wis.)

 

Defense

John Bumpus, Brown (Sr., DE - Concord, Mass.)

Evan Chrustic, Dartmouth (Jr., DL - Andover, N.J.)

Cody Fulleton, Dartmouth (So., DL - Seattle)

Jason Ray, Princeton (Sr., DL - Clarkston, Mich.)

Zach Olinger, Columbia (Sr., LB - Hoover, Ala.)

Brett Buehler, Cornell (Sr., LB - Dublin, Ohio)

Sam Chwarzynski, Penn (Sr., LB - Norwood Park Township, Ill.)

Mike Zeuli, Princeton (Sr., LB - Marlton, N.J.)

Stephen Dazzo, Dartmouth (Jr., DB - Arlington Heights, Ill.)

Vernon Harris, Dartmouth (So., DB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

D.J. Monroe, Harvard (Sr., DB - Columbia, S.C.)

Evan Jackson, Penn (Sr., DB - Hamden, Conn.)

Phillip Bhaya, Princeton (Sr., DB - Haddonfield, N.J.)

Cole Champion, Yale (So., DB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Foyesade Oluokun, Yale (Fr., DB - St. Louis)

 

Special Teams

David Mothander, Harvard (Sr., PK - San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)

David Bicknell, Harvard (Jr., P - Boca Raton, Fla.)

Matt Lescano, Princeton (So., RS - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY

Brad Wagner, Cornell (Sr., OL - Mill Rift, Pa.)

Zach Wilk, Cornell (So., OL - Harrisburg, Pa.)

Sean Ronan, Dartmouth (Jr., OL - Boca Raton, Fla.)

John Oppenheimer, Yale (Sr., OL - Menlo Park, Calif.)

Dalyn Williams, Dartmouth (So., QB - Corinth, Texas)

Conner Hempel, Harvard (Jr., QB - Union, Ky.)

Luke Hagy, Cornell (So., RB - Pittsburgh)

Kyle Wilcox, Penn (Jr., RB - Tampa, Fla.)

Tyler Varga, Yale (Jr., RB - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

Bo Patterson, Dartmouth (Jr., WR - Charleston, S.C.)

Connor Kelley, Princeton (Jr., WR - Batesville, Ind.)

Cole Marcoux, Dartmouth (Sr., TE - New York)

Des Smith, Princeton (Sr., TE - Watertown, Wis.)

Niko Padilla, Columbia (So., DL - Dallas)

Elliot Kastner, Dartmouth (Sr., DT - Kamuela, Hawaii)

Austin Taps, Penn (So., DL - Mahopac, N.Y.)

Greg Sotereanos, Princeton (Sr., DL - Elizabeth, Pa.)

Beau Palin, Yale (Sr., DE - Oconomowoc, Wis.)

Daniel Giovacchini, Brown (Jr., LB - Acton, Mass.)

Tré Minor, Cornell (Sr., LB - Columbia, S.C.)

Bronson Green, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Los Angeles)

David Park, Penn (Sr., LB - Buford, Ga.)

William Vaughn, Yale (Jr., LB - South Orange, N.J.)

Michael Turner, Cornell (Jr., DB - Pikesville, Md.)

Chris Splinter, Harvard (Sr., DB - Middleton, Mass.)

Matt Arends, Princeton (So., DB - Prior Lake, Minn.)

Kyle Cazzetta, Yale (Jr., PK - Slate Hill, N.Y.)

Bo Patterson, Dartmouth (Jr., RS - Charleston, S.C.)

 

* Unanimous Selection