Emory Polley Named First Team All-American By AFCA Coaches

Providence, R.I. - Brown senior defensive back Emory Polley (University Heights, Ohio) has been named to the AFCA FCS Coaches' All-America Team, earning first team honors.

 

The AFCA has selected an All-America team every year since 1945. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves. 

 

Polley led the nation with six interceptions in 2013 (0.6 per game) and finished his Brown career with 11 interceptions, sixth best all-time at Brown.  A two time All-Ivy selection, Polley earned First Team All-Ivy and All-New England honors in 2013. 

 

"Emory is one of the outstanding true cover corners in the nation, following in the footsteps of AJ Cruz '13," said Brown head coach Phil Estes. "He's a dominant corner, who plays the pass and run equally as well. Emory is a tremendously hard worker, who had a great year and is very deserving of this award."

 

Polley, a three-year starter for the Bears, also led the Brown team with four pass break-ups, while finishing with 36 tackles, including 27 solo stops. An American Studies concentrator, Polley was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week after leading Brown's defense to a shutout victory over Penn that knocked the Quakers out of first place in the Ivy League standings, by intercepting two passes against the Quakers. 

 

2013 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches' All-America Team

Offense

Pos          Name                         Ht.            Wt.           Cl.             School    Coach                                         Hometown (High School)

WR           Cooper Kupp          6-2            195           Fr.             Eastern Washington/Beau                                     Baldwin   Yakima, Wash. (Davis)

WR           *Erik Lora                5-11         190           Sr.            Eastern Illinois/Dino Babers                Miami, Fla. (Columbus)

TE             MyCole Pruitt         6-3            250           Jr.             Southern Illinois/Dale Lennon             St. Louis, Mo. (Kirkwood)

OL            Eric Pike                                    6-5            298           Sr.            Towson/Rob Ambrose                            Landover, Md. (DuVal)

OL            Dakota Dozier        6-5            303           Sr.            Furman   Bruce Fowler                            West Columbia, S.C. (Brookland-Cayce) 

C               Jared Singleton     6-2            309           Sr.            Wofford  Mike Ayers                                Lugoff, S.C. (Lugoff-Elgin)

OL            Billy Turner              6-6            314           Sr.            North Dakota State/Craig Bohl            Shoreview, Minn. (Mounds View)

OL            Danny Kistler, Jr. 6-8            315           Sr.            Montana                   /Mick Delaney                          Seattle, Wash. (O'Dea)

QB            Jimmy Garoppolo 6-3            222           Sr.            Eastern Illinois/Dino Babers                Arlington Heights, Ill. (Rolling Meadows)

RB            Terrance West       5-11         223           Jr.             Towson/Rob Ambrose                            Baltimore, Md. (Northwestern) 

RB            *Zach Zenner         6-0            220           Jr.             South Dakota /St.                  John Stiegelmeier                  Eagan, Minn. (Eagan)

 

Defense

Pos          Name                         Ht.            Wt.           Cl.             School    Coach     Hometown (High School)

DL             Zach Hodges          6-3            235           Jr.             Harvard/Tim Murphy                                Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Exeter Academy)

DL             *Davis Tull               6-3            240           Jr.             Tennessee-Chattanooga/Russ Huesman        Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden)

DL             Colton Underwood6-4           255           Sr.            Illinois St./Brock Spack                         Washington, Ill. (Washington)

DL             Brad Daly                 6-1            240           Sr.            Montana St./Rob Ash                             Helena, Mont. (Capital)

LB             Jordan Tripp           6-3            237           Sr.            Montana                   Mick Delaney                           Missoula, Mont. (Big Sky)

LB             Stephon Robertson 5-11     230           Sr.            James Madison/Mickey Matthews    Alexandria, Va. (Edison)

LB             Cqulin Hubert         6-1            250           Sr.            Southeastern Louisiana/Ron Roberts Houston, Texas (Eisenhower)

DB            Emory Polley          5-9            175           Sr.            Brown/Phil Estes                                      University Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights)

DB            T.J. Lee III              5-9            190           Sr.            Eastern Washington/Beau Baldwin   Seattle, Wash. (West Seattle)

DB            *Marcus Williams  5-11         192           Sr.            North Dakota St./Craig Bohl                 Minneapolis, Minn. (Hopkins)

DB            Daniel Fitzpatrick 6-2            210           Jr.             Tennessee St./Rod Reed                      Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Concordia Lutheran)

 

Specialists

Pos          Name                         Ht.            Wt.           Cl.             School    Coach     Hometown (High School)

P               Kyle Loomis            6-2            210           Jr.             Portland St./Nigel Burton                      Roseburg, Ore. (Roseburg)

PK            Tyler Sievertsen   6-2            185           Sr.            Northern Iowa/Mark Farley                   Cedar Rapids, Iowa (C.R. Kennedy)

AP            Fabian Truss          5-9            185           Sr.            Samford/Pat Sullivan                              Birmingham, Ala. (Shades Valley)

*-2012 All-American