RELEASE DATE: 1/19/07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Foulks Named All-American -- Turner Named to All-Northeast Region Squad
MANSFIELD -- Seniors Jamar Foulks (Pittsburgh/Westinghouse) and Andre’ Turner (Pittsburgh/Peabody) continue to garner post season honors following their outstanding play during the 2006 football season.
Jamar Foulks continues to add to his list of post-season accomplishments as well. Foulks has been named by D2football.com as a second-team All-American. The senior who graduated in December has also been named a pro-hopeful by D2football.com and was named to the First-Team All Northeast Region squad by back in December.
Foulks can also add another All-Region honor now as he has been named by the Don Hansen’s Football Gazette to the second-team Northeast Region squad and is now eligible for the Football Gazette’s All-American voting.
The 6-3, 340 senior was a First Team All-PSAC East selection in 2003 and 2004 and Second Team selection in 2005.
Foulks was selected to play in the East Coast Bowl, where he met and worked out with scouts from all major professional branches of football. He has hired an agent and is actively working on pursuing a professional career in football.
Andre’ Turner, who was named to the All-PSAC East second team honors for the fourth consecutive year, can now add a third team All-Region honor from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette.
102 players representing 28 universities in the Northeast Region were honored in three squads by the Football Gazette this season.
The senior earns second team All-Northeast Region honors after a stellar season in which he recorded 83 total tackles, sixth best in the PSAC, and a team-high 10.5 tackles for a loss. Turner’s high point of the season occurred in the homecoming game against Lock Haven when he recorded 10 tackles, forced a fumble, broke up a pass, and returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown.
Turner finishes his collegiate career with 351 tackles including 182 solo ranking him fourth in Mountaineer history. His 27.5 tackles for a loss rank him fifth.