Brown Players Earn All-Ivy Football Honors
Nov. 23, 2004
Providence, RI - Nine Brown players have been selected to the 2004 All-Ivy Football Team as selected by the eight Ivy League head football coaches. Senior offensive tackle Will Burroughs (Yuma, AZ), junior runningback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax Station, VA), junior wide receiver Jarrett Schreck (Montville, NJ), and sophomore linebacker Zak DeOssie (Andover, MA) were named first team All Ivy selections. In addition, freshman kicker/punter Steve Morgan (New Albany, OH) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, as well as the second team All-Ivy kicker and honorable mention All-Ivy punter. Junior tight end David Turner (Cincinnati, OH), defensive back Jamie Gasparella (New Hudson, MI), defensive end James Frazier (Bellwood, IL) and junior offensive guard Alex Jury (Minneapolis, MN) were second team All-Ivy selections for the Bears.
Hartigan, a first team All-Ivy selection for the second straight season, ran for 100 or more yards in six games this season, including a season high 179 yards against Columbia. He established new Brown records for points (102) and touchdowns (17) in a season, while rushing for 1,263 yards, the second best in Brown football history. Hartigan also led the Ivy League in rushing, with 884 yards on 216 carries, and scoring, with 60 points, against Ivy opponents.
Hartigan set a new school record for carries in a season (323), second most in Ivy League history, tied with Penn's Jim Finn (1998), and behind the 356 carries by Cornell's Ed Marinaro in 1971. His 2,765 career rushing yards are third in the Brown record book and 15th best in the Ivy League record book. Hartigan's 598 career carries are third most in Ivy football history in league games. He is also a CoSIDA District I Academic All-American, posting a 3.87 grade point average in Political Science.
Morgan became the third player in Brown football history to be named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, following Sean Morey (1995) and Chas Gessner (1999). A three-time Ivy Rookie of the Week, Morgan connected on 13 of 19 field goals, just one short of the all-time Brown record of 14 held by Bob Warden in 1994.
Morgan ranked 10th nationally in field goals per game, and kicked more field goals this season than Brown converted in the previous three seasons combined. His 45-yard field goal against Fordham was his long for the year and the game winner. He also punted for a 36.3 yards per punt average and booted 17 punts inside the opponents' 20 yard line.
Schreck led the Ivy League and ranked 7th nationally in receiving with 103.50 yards per game. Schreck's 1,035 receiving yards this season rank sixth best in Brown football history. His 1,659 career receiving yards rank fourth in the Brown record book, while his 111 career receptions are fifth in the Bears' record book. Schreck's 873 yards in seven league games also led the Ivy League.
Schreck had a big game against Harvard and was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after making 10 catches for 253 yards and an 83-yard touchdown against the Crimson. Schreck's 253 receiving yards against Harvard are second best in Brown football history and fifth in the Ivy League record book.
DeOssie was the Ivy League's fourth leading tackler with 98 total tackles, including 53 solo stops. His 80 tackles in league games ranked second among all Ivy defenders. He had a major effect on the success of the Brown defense, which ranked 2nd in the league in total defense, yielding 316.4 yards per game. DeOssie also had nine tackles for a loss and five quarterback sacks.
DeOssie was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Yale where he made 13 total tackles, deflected Yale's first pass of the game, leading to an interception, and made an interception at the goal line to stop a Yale drive.
Burroughs is a three-year starter at tackle for the Bears' offensive line, while Jury is a two-year starter at guard. The duo helped block for the Bears' 1,478 yards on the ground, second best in the Ivy League, and 361.8 yards per game in total offense, third best in the league.
Frazier led the Ivy League with 14 tackles for a loss of 61 yards, and was second in the Ivy League with nine quarterback sacks. He ranked fifth on this year's team with 51 total tackles (24 solo, 27 assists). Frazier registered a season high 10 tackles against Cornell, and had three quarterback sacks against Harvard.
Turner ranked second among Ivy League tight ends with 25 receptions for 339 yards and three touchdowns. He made a 43-yard touchdown reception on the first play of the Albany game, finishing with six catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns against the Great Danes.
Gasparella emerged as one of the top cover cornerbacks in the Ivy League, making 58 total tackles, including 53 in Ivy League games. He picked off two passes against Penn, returning one for 30 yards, and had a season high eight tackles against Dartmouth.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE (*unanimous) WR -- *Brian Edwards, Harvard (Sr., Los Gatos, Calif.) WR -- Dan Castles, Penn (Sr., Toms River, N.J.) WR -- Jarrett Schreck, Brown (Jr., Montville, N.J.) TE -- Wade Fletcher, Columbia (Sr., Littleton, Colo.) OL -- *Kevin Boothe, Cornell (Sr., Plantation, Fla.) OL -- Brian Lapham, Harvard (Sr., Sanford, Maine) OL -- Rory Hennessey, Yale (Sr., Strongsville, Ohio) OL -- Will Burroughs, Brown (Sr., Yuma, Ariz.) OL -- Will Johnson, Harvard (Jr., Tustin, Calif.) QB -- *Ryan Fitzpatrick, Harvard (Sr., Gilbert, Ariz.) RB -- *Nick Hartigan, Brown (Jr., Fairfax Station, Va.) RB -- *Clifton Dawson, Harvard (Soph., Scarborough, Ont.) K -- Matt Schindel, Harvard (Fr., Coral Springs, Fla.)
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE (*unanimous) DL -- Michael Quarshie, Columbia (Sr., Helsinki, Finland) DL -- Anthony Gargiulo, Dartmouth (Jr., Neshanic Station, N.J.) DL -- Ryan Conger, Dartmouth (Sr., Randolph, N.J.) DL -- Mike Sangobowale, Penn (Sr., Bronx, N.Y.) LB -- *Bobby Everett, Harvard (Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich.) LB -- Zak DeOssie, Brown (Soph., North Andover, Mass.) LB -- Luke Hadden, Penn (Sr., Moorestown, N.J.) LB -- Zak Keasey, Princeton (Sr., Clarkston, Mich.) DB -- *Duvol Thompson, Penn (Sr., Calumet City, Ill.) DB -- Clayton Smith, Dartmouth (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.) DB -- Jay McCareins, Princeton (Jr., Naperville, Ill.) DB -- Sean Tracy, Harvard (Sr., Winchester, Ohio) P -- *Josh Appell, Penn (Sr., Woodmere, N.Y.)
Player of the Year *Ryan Fitzpatrick, Harvard (QB, Sr., Gilbert, Ariz.)
Rookie of the Year Steve Morgan, Brown (K/P, Fr., New Albany, Ohio)
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE WR -- Ralph Plumb, Yale (Sr., Portsmouth, R.I.) WR -- Corey Mazza, Harvard (Soph., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) TE -- David Turner, Brown (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio) OL -- Michael Pierce, Penn (Sr., Williamstown, Mich.) OL -- Kevin Coco, Columbia (Sr., Austin, Texas) OL -- Ed McCarthy, Yale (Soph., Fairfield, Conn.) OL -- Jeremy Moore, Princeton (Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) OL -- Alex Jury, Brown (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) QB -- Alvin Cowan, Yale (Sr., Austin, Texas) RB -- Robert Carr, Yale (Sr., Baytown, Texas) RB -- Rashad Biggers, Columbia (Sr., Lewisburg, Tenn.) RB -- Sam Mathews, Penn (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) K -- Steve Morgan, Brown (Fr., New Albany, Ohio)
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL -- Ryan Lempa, Cornell (Sr., Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.) DL -- James Frazier, Brown (Soph., Bellwood, Ill.) DL -- Mike Berg, Harvard (Soph., Stamford, Conn.) DL -- Bobby Fallon, Penn (Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) LB -- Matt Thomas, Harvard (Jr., Silver Spring, Md.) LB -- Justin Stull, Princeton (Jr., Lititz, Pa.) LB -- Ben Breunig, Yale (Sr., Dallas, Texas) LB -- Josh Dooley, Dartmouth (Jr., Tuttle, Okla.) DB -- Gary Sonkur, Harvard (Sr., Chatsworth, Calif.) DB -- Kevin Rex, Cornell (Jr., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) DB -- Barton Simmons, Yale (Sr., Nashville, Tenn.) DB -- Jamie Gasparella, Brown (Jr., New Hudson, Mich.) P -- Colin McDonough, Princeton (Soph., Milford, Iowa)
HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE WR -- Brian Romney, Cornell (Jr., Pleasant Grove, Utah); Chandler Henley, Yale (Jr., Littleton, Colo.); Greg Fields, Princeton (Jr., Orlando, Fla.). TE -- Jon Dekker, Princeton (Jr., Greenfield, Wis.); Chris Mizell, Penn (Soph., Bronx, N.Y.). OL -- Don Snyder, Penn (Jr., Forked River, N.J.); Luke Catenacci, Dartmouth (Sr., Ringoes, N.J.); Frank Fernandez, Harvard (Soph., Honolulu, Hawaii); Vik Tiku, Dartmouth (Sr., Camarillo, Calif.). QB -- Pat McDermott, Penn (Jr., Yonkers, N.Y.). RB -- Jon Veach, Princeton (Sr., Mount Carmel, Pa.). K -- Derek Javarone, Princeton (Jr., Imperial, Pa.)
DEFENSE DL -- Brandon Dyches, Yale (Jr., Chapin, S.C.); Matt McBurney, Harvard (Sr., Alexander City, Ala.). LB -- Chuck Britton, Columbia (Sr., Manahawkin, N.J.); Abi Fadeyi, Princeton (Jr., Centennial, Colo.). DB -- Sean Nassoiy, Cornell (Sr., Jackson, N.J.); Kevin Stefanski, Penn (Sr., Wayne, Pa.); Prosper Nwokocha, Columbia (Jr., Arlington, Texas); Keenan Shaw, Columbia (Jr., Carlsbad, Calif.); Keith Howell, Harvard (Jr., Newhall, Calif.); Michael Johns, Penn (Jr., Silver Spring, Md.); Casey Edgar, Penn (Soph., Las Vegas, Nev.); Tim Strickland, Princeton (Soph., Cumming, Ga.); Fred Jelks, Yale (Sr., Bloomfield, Conn.). P -- Steve Morgan, Brown (Fr., New Albany, Ohio)