MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 7, 2017) – West Virginia junior receiver David Sills V was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America team as a second-team selection, as announced by the organization tonight at the ESPN College Football Awards Show.
Sills V, the 21st Mountaineer player to be named to Walter Camp’s All-America team, also has been named to SI.com’s All-America First Team and is a second-team selection by SBNation. He becomes WVU’s 36th All-American selection since 2002 and 101st overall.
Sills V, a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation’s top receiver, leads the nation in touchdown receptions with 18. He also finished the regular season with 60 catches for 980 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per catch, and had a long catch of 75 yards. He finished with 100 or more yards in four games and had seven multiple touchdown games.
West Virginia finished with a 7-5 mark during the 2017 regular season and will face Utah in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday, December 26, at 1:30 p.m., ET. The game will be televised on ESPN.
This is the 128th edition of the Walter Camp All-America team – the nation’s oldest All-America team. Twenty-six players have been selected to the first team by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and
sports information directors. In addition, 26 players were selected to the second team.
• From 1889 to 1964, 11 players were selected.
• In 1965, both offensive and defensive teams were picked.
• In 1972, the first punter (Ray Guy, Southern Mississippi) was honored.
• In 1975, the first placekicker (Chris Bahr, Penn State) was selected.
• In 1998, the first-ever Second Team All-America team was recognized.
• In 2001, the first kick returner (Herb Haygood, Michigan State) was picked.
In all, 33 different schools from nine conferences (including independents) were represented on the All-America First and Second Teams (a total of 52 players selected).
Oklahoma had four players selected to the First Team, while Auburn had three honorees (1 First Team and 2 Second Team). Wisconsin had four Second Team All-America honorees, while top-ranked Clemson had three. Overall, the Atlantic Coast Conference had the most honorees (11), followed by the Big Ten (10) and Big 12 (9).
Walter Camp Weekend is Jan. 11-13
The 2017 Walter Camp All-America team will be honored at the organization’s 51st annual national awards banquet, presented by David McDermott Lexus of New Haven, on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn.