Iota Sigma brother Michael Carrizosa Earns Walter Camp All-America Honors

Carrizosa, a justice studies major and the son of two career police officers, was the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) national leader for 10 of the first 12 weeks of the season and finished the regular season with a 47.7 average. He was the national leader for eight weeks through games played on October 31 and regained the top spot following games played on November 14.

The sophomore from Salinas, Calif., is one of the most improved players in the country at his position. As a freshman in 2014, Carrizosa’s average was just 37.1 yards per punt, 10.6 yards per punt less than his current average.

His improvement as a punter, parallels San José State’s improved team ranking in net punting which measures punting yardage minus opponent punt return yardage and touchbacks. After leading all FBS teams for four weeks, the Spartans finished the regular season ranked third nationally at 41.93 yards per punt. In 2014, San José State was last among 125 FBS schools with a 30.7 average.

The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm.

This is the 126th edition of the Walter Camp All-America team – the nation’s oldest All-America team. Twenty-five players have been selected to the first team by the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, 27 players, due to ties in the voting, have been selected to the Second Team.

The 2015 Walter Camp All-America team members will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet, presented by First Niagara Bank, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

In addition, the Foundation will recognize three individuals – Special Olympics CEO Tim Shriver (Distinguished American), former Florida State and Oakland Raider standout wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff (Man of the Year) and former Grambling State All-American and NFL quarterback Doug Williams (Alumnus of the Year) – with major awards.

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