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Josh Martin (left) and Marcorus Garrett (right) were First-Team All-Ivy League selections.
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Garrett and Martin Headline Four All-Ivy League Selections

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/20/2012
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PRINCETON, N.J. - The Columbia football team had a quartet of student-athletes selected to 2012 All-Ivy League teams, as announced by the conference office Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Senior defensive lineman Josh Martin and junior running back Marcorus Garrett garnered First-Team All-Ivy League honors, while junior linebacker Zach Olinger was selected to the second-team and senior linebacker Mike Waller was recognized with honorable mention accolades.

Martin makes his first appearance on the All-Ivy League First-Team after being selected to the second-team in each of the previous two seasons. The Aurora, Colo. Native was Columbia's eminent force behind the line of scrimmage, leading the Lions in sacks (6.5) and tackles for a loss (11.5). On Senior Day at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium Nov. 10, Martin tallied three sacks and forced a pivotal fumble to help lead the Lions to a 34-17 win over Cornell. His performance in that game led to Ivy League co-Defensive Players of the Week honors. Martin finished the season fourth on the team with 50 tackles, giving him 140 for his career, 85 of which went into the score sheet as solo efforts.

Garrett's first-team selection is his first All-Ivy League accolade during his career at Columbia. The Marietta, Ga. native rushed his way to one of the best seasons any running back has ever had in a Lions' uniform. Garrett finished the 2012 campaign with 957 ground yards, the third-highest total in Columbia single-season history and most rushing yards in one season since 2001 when Jonathan Reese rushed for 967. Garrett also became the first Columbia back since that 2001 season to eclipse 100 yards in four games in a single season. With a 95.7 yards per game average, Garrett ranked third in rushing in the Ivy League while also finding pay dirt six times in 2012. In conjunction with his ground attack, Garrett caught 22 passes for 158 yards, bringing his all-purpose total to 1,115 yards.

The most active member of the Columbia defense, Zach Olinger's exceptional intensity led to a team-high 89 tackles (42 solo). With the ability to cover most of the field, Olinger finished third on the team with 5.5 TFLs, while equaling Waller with a team-best three interceptions. Filling up the stat sheet on a regular basis, Olinger forced one fumble, recovered another, defended four passes and broke up another. The Hoover, Ala. native began the 2012 season with a highlight performance, notching 10 tackles (six solo), a forced fumble and an interception as Columbia knocked off Marist. Twice in the contest against the Red Foxes, Olinger kept the Lions ahead with his forced fumble coming on a Columbia goal-line stop and the interception stalling Marist's final drive of the game.

Waller also makes his first appearance on an All-Ivy League squad after racking up 77 tackles, including a team-high 43 solo takedowns. Similar to Olinger, Waller possessed the outstanding athletic ability to not only track ball carriers but to disrupt an opposing team's offense all over the field. In addition to his 3.5 TFLs and one sack, Waller tied Olinger for a team-best three picks, equaled Marquel Carter with a team-best five pass break-ups, defended eight passes and forced two fumbles. Waller recorded both forced fumbles Oct. 27 in the Lions' 26-22 defeat of Yale at home, earning him the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week award. His second came late in the fourth quarter and was recovered by Columbia, which in turn marched down the field for the game-winning drive. Waller also became the fourth John Toner Homecoming Player of the Game, registering 12 solo tackles and nabbing an interception against Dartmouth Oct. 20.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Dalyn WIlliams, Dartmouth

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY 
Nathan Bernstein, Brown (Sr., OL)
Cole Hooper, Brown (Sr., OL)
*J.C. Tretter, Cornell (Sr., OL)
Rob Bathe, Dartmouth (Sr., OL)
John Collins, Harvard (Sr., OL)
Jack Holuba, Harvard (Sr., OL)
Joe Bonadies, Penn (Sr., OL)
Colton Chapple, Harvard (Sr., QB)
Marcorus Garrett, Columbia (Jr., RB)
*Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard (Sr., H-Back)
Treavor Scales, Harvard (Sr., RB)
Tyler Varga, Yale (So., RB)
*Luke Taker, Cornell (Sr., WR)
Michael Reilly, Dartmouth (Sr., WR)
*Cameron Brate, Harvard (Jr., TE)
Josh Martin, Columbia (Sr., DL)
Zach Hodges, Harvard (So., DL)
Brandon Copeland, Penn (Sr., DL)
*Mike Catapano, Princeton (Sr., DL)
*Caraun Reid, Princeton (Sr., DL)
Stephen Zambetti, Brown (Sr., LB)
Michael Runger, Dartmouth (Jr., LB)
*Josh Boyd, Harvard (Sr., LB)
Daniel Davis, Penn (So., LB)
*A.J. Cruz, Brown (Sr., DB)
Garrett Waggoner, Dartmouth (Sr., DB)
Sebastian Jaskowski, Penn (Jr., DB)
Anthony Gaffney, Princeton (Fr., DB & RS)
David Mothander, Harvard (Jr., PK)
Jacob Dombrowski, Harvard (Sr., P)
Scott Lopano, Penn (Sr., P)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
Anthony Fabiano, Harvard (So., OL)
Chris Bush, Penn (Sr., OL)
Michael Piniciotti, Penn (Sr., OL)
Spenser Huston, Princeton (So., OL)
Roy Collins, Yale (Sr., OT)
Jeff Mathews, Cornell (Jr., QB)
Dominick Pierre, Dartmouth (Jr., RB)
Lyle Marsh, Penn (Sr., RB)
Tellef Lundevall, Brown (Sr., WR)
Grant Gellatly, Cornell (Jr., WR)
Connor Scott, Penn (Jr., WR)
Roman Wilson, Princeton (Jr., WR)
Mark Hayes, Princeton (Sr., TE)
Ross Walthall, Brown (Sr., DL)
Michael Yules, Brown (Sr., DL)
Teddy Reed, Dartmouth (Sr., DL)
John Lyon, Harvard (Sr., DL)
Nnamdi Obukwelu, Harvard (Sr., DL)
Zach Olinger, Columbia (Jr., LB)
Bronson Green, Dartmouth (Jr., LB)
Alexander Norman, Harvard (Sr., LB)
Andrew Starks, Princeton (Sr., LB)
Emery Polley, Brown (Jr., DB)
Norman Hayes, Harvard (So., DB)
Chris Splinter, Harvard (Jr., DB)
Dave Twamley, Penn (Sr., DB)
Dan Wilk, Penn (Jr., DB)
Alexander Norocea, Brown (Jr., PK)
Joe Cloud, Princeton (Sr., P)
A.J. Cruz, Brown (Sr., RS)
Tyler Varga, Yale (So., RS)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Daniel Austin, Brown (Jr., OL)
Patrick Lahey, Dartmouth (Sr., OL)
Wes Gavin, Yale (Jr., OL)
John Oppenheimer, Yale (Jr., C)
Billy Ragone, Penn (Sr., QB)
Mordecai Cargill, Yale (Sr., RB)
Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (So., WR)
Grant Sickle, Harvard (Sr., DL)
Adewole Oyalowo, Brown (Jr., LB)
Mike Waller, Columbia (Sr., LB)
Brett Buehler, Cornell (Jr., LB)
Bobby Schneider, Harvard (Sr., LB)
Tim Kingsbury, Princeton (Sr., LB)
D.J. Monroe, Harvard (Sr., DB)
Phil Bhaya, Princeton (Jr., DB)

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