UChicago football places 23 on All-UAA teams

Originally posted on University of Chicago Physical Education and Athletics on November 25, 2014

A total of 23 players from the University of Chicago football team were selected to the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Teams on Tuesday. The Maroons also swept the four major award categories – Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Rookie and Coaching Staff of the Year.

Head Coach Chris Wilkerson and his assistants were named UAA Coaching Staff of the Year. The Maroons went a perfect 3-0 in UAA games to capture their fifth conference title and posted an 8-1 overall record. In UAA contests, UChicago outscored its opponents by an average of 17.3 points per game.

Senior quarterback Patrick Ryan was tabbed as Offensive Player of the Year and senior defensive tackle Scott Mainquist was Defensive Player of the Year. It marked the first time that UChicago has swept the Offensive and Defensive awards since quarterback Josh Dunn and linebacker Dan Philips did the same in 2000. Additionally, freshman running back Chandler Carroll was picked as UAA Rookie of the Year.

First Team

Brock Appenzeller (Center, Jr.) – Appenzeller appeared in all nine games at center and received his second All-UAA honor. He was a Second Team pick last year.

Vincent Beltrano (Cornerback, Jr.) – Beltrano was First Team on defense and Honorable Mention as a returner. He led the team with three interceptions and 12 passes defended while also adding 50 tackles. Beltrano averaged 8.6 yards per punt return and 20.8 yards per kick return. This is his third-straight year receiving All-UAA accolades.

Brandon Bolock (Defensive End, Sr.) – Bolock grabbed his third All-UAA honor of his career. He led the team with career highs of 6.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and three blocked kicks. Bolock also ranked third in tackles (55), second in passes defended (9) and second in interceptions (2).

Chandler Carroll (Running Back, Fr.) – Carroll was second on the team with 593 rushing yards and three touchdowns while averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He also caught nine passes for 85 yards in nine games played.

Sam Coleman (Wide Receiver, Jr.) – Coleman led the receiving corps with 25 catches, 413 yards, 16.5 yards per catch and six touchdowns. He was an Honorable Mention All-UAA pick in 2013.

Joseph Greene (Long Snapper, So.) – Greene served as the team's long snapper on special teams. The unit did not allow any punts or field goals to be blocked during the year. He also made three tackles.

Scott Mainquist (Defensive Tackle, Sr.) – Mainquist was awarded an All-UAA spot for the third-consecutive year. He brought interior pressure on the defensive line with eight tackles for loss, three sacks and a team-high eight quarterback hurries. He was sixth on the team with 43 tackles.

Nathan Massey (Tight End, Jr.) – Massey ranked second on the team with 23 catches for 279 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 12.1 yards per catch and this is his first All-UAA honor.

Schuyler Montefalco (Linebacker, Sr.) – Montefalco became a four-time All-UAA recipient. He ranked second on the defense in both total tackles (59) and tackles for loss (12.0). He also added 2.5 sacks, one interception and six passes defended.

Jacob Romeo (Safety, Jr.) – Romeo is a first-time All-UAA selection. He tied for the second on the team with two interceptions while adding 37 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and four passes defended.

Zak Ross-Nash (Running Back, Sr.) – Ross-Nash paced the rushing attack with 648 yards and nine touchdowns (3.9 yards per carry). He ran for at least 100 yards on three occasions. The senior is a three-time All-UAA recipient.

Patrick Ryan (Quarterback, Sr.) – Ryan garnered his first All-UAA recognition as the starting quarterback for the Maroons. He completed 56.2 percent of his passes for 1,252 yards (139.1 yards per game), 14 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Max Schumann (Offensive Guard, So.) – Schumann played all nine games on the offensive line, usually at right guard. This is his first All-UAA accolade.

Greg Thome (Safety, Jr.) – Thome collected his second-straight All-UAA award. The junior safety posted 47 tackles, 1.5 sacks and five passes defended on the season.

Jake Winkel (Offensive Tackle, Sr.) – Winkel anchored the offensive line at left tackle and played all nine games. He was previously named Honorable Mention All-UAA in the past two seasons.

Second Team

Jackson Garrey (Linebacker, So.) – Garrey led the Maroons in tackles with 77 and was third in sacks with five. The sophomore forced three fumbles, recovered two fumbles and made nine tackles for loss. Garrey is a first-time member of the All-UAA teams.

Eddie Giannina (Defensive Tackle, So.) – Giannina helped control the line of scrimmage with 36 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks from his interior spot on the defensive line. He tied for the team lead in quarterback hurries with eight and also forced two fumbles to gain his first All-UAA honor.

Karol Kurzydlowski (Kicker, Jr.) – Kurzydlowski was a Second Team All-UAA pick in back-to-back years. As the team's placekicker, the junior made 9 of 11 field goals and 24 of 27 PATs. He also averaged 51.1 yards per kickoff.

Andrew Maneval (Offensive Guard, So.) – Maneval played all nine games in his first year as a starter, primarily at left guard. This is his first All-UAA accolade.

Isaac Stern (Offensive Tackle, Sr.) – Stern was a Second Team pick for the second time in his career. He saw action in eight games, serving as the squad's right tackle.

Honorable Mention

Ben Cheaney (Punter, Sr.) – Cheaney earned his first All-UAA selection as the team's primary punter. The senior punted 53 times for 1,930 yards (36.4 yards per punt). He had six kicks of more than 50 yards and 14 punts landed inside the opposing 20-yard line.

Christopher Dengler (Cornerback, Jr.) – Dengler recorded 31 tackles, one interception and six passes defended as a starting cornerback. He received his second All-UAA honor of his career.

Syd Reynolds (Wide Receiver, So.) – Reynolds made his debut on the All-UAA list. He caught six passes for 90 yards (15.0 yards per catch) during the year. Reynolds also contributed in the running game with 11 carries for 112 yards (10.2 yards per carry).