FCS ADA bestows All-America honor to Doss

Dec. 14, 2017

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DAVIS, Calif. - Junior organizational studies major Keelan Doss earned his second All-America award of the week when the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association released this season's list of honorees. 

On Tuesday, the wide receiver became the first Aggie since 2009 to receive All-America first team recognition from the Associated Press when the organization unveiled its list of national award selections.

Doss, a Walter Payton Award top-three finalist for the FCS' most outstanding offensive player in the country, and Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year, finished the 2017 regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation among all Division I FBS and FCS players in receiving yards (1,499), receiving yards per game (136.3) and receptions per game (10.5). 

By comparison, the top FBS players in each category trail his numbers by 154 total receiving yards, 16.6 receiving yards and 1.4 receptions per game.

In addition to setting new all-time single-season program records in receiving yards, receptions (115) and 100-yard receiving games (9), Doss also set new Big Sky-era program records when Eastern Washington visited Aggie Stadium this past season. That evening, a packed stadium watched Doss catch 15 passes for 208 yards to rewrite the team's records book. 

Doss, a representative for one of the top 15 public four-year colleges with high graduation rates leading to high incomes, is one of 11 players from six different conferences recognized by the FCS ADA.

From this select group, this organization will choose a national Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and announce those honorees at a later date. Each individual will also receive on-field recognition at the FCS National Championship game (Jan. 6) in Frisco, Texas.