Nine University of Arkansas-Monticello football players have been named to the 2011 All-GAC Football Teams. D.J. Stephens, Seth Oxner, and Derek Jambon were all named to the first team. Nakita Myles, Calvin Ursin, Abraham Felton, and Eric Crocker were named to the second team. Kenneth Robey and Ronald Penn received an honorable mention.
D.J. Stephens, a senior wide receiver from Sylmar, Calif., led the GAC in receiving this season. He racked up 652 total yards on 56 catches and nine touchdowns, an average of 65.2 yards per game.
Seth Oxner, a senior center from Monticello, anchored the Weevils’ offensive line all season long. The Arkansas transfer played multiple spots across the line wherever he was needed, providing experience and discipline for the offensive line.
Derek Jambon led the GAC in punting this season. The senior out of Marrero, La. averaged 42.7 yards per kick to lead the conference in the category. He finished with 1,837 total yards on 43 kicks.
Nakita Myles, a senior running back out of Northview, Fla., led the Weevils in rushing for the season. He had 662 net yards on 109 carries and seven touchdowns for an average of 66.2 yards per game. His total places him seventh in the GAC in the category this season.
Calvin Ursin, a sophomore outside linebacker from St. Rose, La., ranked third in the GAC this season in tackles for loss. The youngest of UAM’s honorees, he tied the league-high with 11 solo tackles-for-loss and shared five assisted for a total of 13.5, gaining back 54 total yards for the Weevils. He also tied the team-lead for sacks on the season with 2.5.
Abraham Felton, a junior linebacker out of Memphis, Tenn., finished second in the GAC in tackles for loss right ahead of Calvin Ursin. He had nine solo and 10 assisted for a total of 14 on the year for 47 yards. Felton led the Weevils in tackles with 68 on the season, ranking him eighth in the GAC. He also had one interception and one forced fumble.
Eric Crocker, a senior corner back from Stockton, Calif., led the Weevils in passes defended this season with seven break-ups and two interceptions. His total places him sixth in the GAC this season in the category. He finished seventh on the team in tackles with 40 total, including 32 solo and two tackles-for-loss. He also had one forced fumble and one blocked kick.
Kenneth Robey, a senior wide receiver out of Charleston, Miss., averaged 46.6 yards per game on the season, second on the team and ranked seventh in the conference. He had 466 yards in the air off 43 catches.
Ronald Penn, a junior out of Los Angeles, Calif., worked tirelessly all year long on the Weevils’ offensive line. UAM finished third in total offense this season, averaging 396.2 yards per game, thanks to the protection afforded by Penn, Oxner, and the entire offensive line.