Doss earns AP All-America first team honors

Dec. 12, 2017

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DAVIS, Calif. - Junior organizational studies major Keelan Doss became the first Aggie since 2009 to earn Associated Press All-America first team honors when the organization unveiled its list of honorees on Tuesday. This is the latest addition to Doss’ list of post-season awards; after collecting Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-conference accolades for his record-setting season, Doss learned that he is one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which is bestowed to the most outstanding FCS offensive player in the nation.

In addition to setting three new all-time single-season program records by finishing with 1,499 receiving yards, 115 receptions and nine 100-yard games, Doss led all Division I players at the FBS and FCS levels in three categories when the Aggies’ season concluded: receiving yards, receiving yards per game (136.3) and receptions per game (10.5).

When Eastern Washington visited Aggie Stadium this season, Doss set another two program records by finishing with 15 receptions for 208 yards. His performance against the Eagles also included this jaw-dropping catch, which earned a spot in ESPN’s Top Plays segment that evening.

Doss is a key reason why UC Davis, the sixth-ranked public school in the nation set 46 new new Big Sky era records, faced more teams that were ranked, or receiving votes, since joining the conference and won as many games against Division I competition as the previous three seasons combined.

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