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Senior offensive tackle Jeff Adams was named to the All-Ivy League First Team for the third time in his Lions career.
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Five Lions Earn All-Ivy League Football Postseason Honors

NEW YORK - Five standout Columbia football student-athletes garnered All-Ivy League yearly honors as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

Senior offensive tackle Jeff Adams was named to the All-Ivy League first team. Junior linebacker Josh Martin earned All-Ivy League second team honors. Junior quarterback Sean Brackett, junior offensive tackle Scott Ward and sophomore tight end Hamilton Garner were All-Ivy League honorable mentions.

Adams enjoyed another stellar year manning the blind side making seven starts. He has now been named to the All-Ivy first team for each of the past three seasons (2009-11), making him the first Columbia football player to garner three straight All-Ivy first teams since Rory Wilfork (1994-96).

Martin earned All-Ivy honors for second consecutive year. He was named to the All-Ivy second team in 2010 as a sophomore. Martin led the team and set new career highs with seven sacks and 13 tackles for a loss. His seven sacks (five solo, two assisted) tied for third in the Ivy League. His 63 tackles (39 solo, 24 assisted) ranked second on the team. Martin also tallied two pass breakups, two passed defended, a team-high four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. Against Sacred Heart on Oct. 8, Martin had nine tackles (two for a loss), two sacks and one pass break-up.  He totaled 10 tackles (three for a loss), two sacks and one forced fumble against Harvard on Nov. 5.

Brackett received All-Ivy recognition for the second straight year after he made the All-Ivy first team in 2010 as a sophomore. He played in nine games for the Lions, throwing for 1,831 yards with 15 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. He averaged 203.4 passing yards per game and his quarterback efficiency rating on the year was 107.1. The versatile third-year quarterback led Columbia in rushing for the second straight year with 379 yards on the ground and six rushing touchdowns.  Brackett's two best games were at the end of the year. At Cornell on Nov. 12, he threw for 409 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 16 yards and one score. In the Lions' thrilling 35-28 double-overtime win over Brown on Nov. 19, Brackett threw for 139 yards and one score and ran for 64 yards and four touchdowns.

In his first season playing on the varsity squad, Garner utilized his size and strength and emerged as a reliable receiving option and a red zone threat. The sophomore from Duluth, Ga., totaled 24 catches for 339 yards and a team-high six touchdowns. His 14.1 yards-per-catch average led the team. Garner's best game was on Oct. 8 against Sacred Heart when he totaled three catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns. He had three strong games to close the season, tallying five grabs for 60 yards against Harvard, four catches for 64 yards and a score at Cornell and three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown against Brown.

Ward had a breakout year, shoring up the right side of Columbia's offensive line at right tackle. The junior from Costa Mesa, Calif., made nine starts along the offensive line, seamlessly shifting to left tackle after Adams suffered an injury late in the season.

2011 Ivy League Football Postseason Awards

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Chuck Dibilio, Princeton (Fr., RB, Nazareth, Pa.)

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY

Offense

Jack Templeton, Brown (Jr., OL, Ramsey, N.J.)
Jeff Adams, Columbia (Sr., OL, Western Springs, Ill.)
Ryan O'Neill, Dartmouth (Sr., OL, Orland Park, Ill.)
Kevin Murphy, Harvard (Sr., OT, San Clemente, Calif.)
*Greg Van Roten, Penn (Sr., OL, Rockville Centre, N.Y.)
Jeff Mathews, Cornell (So., QB, Camarillo, Calif.)
*Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth (Sr., RB, Norton, Mass.)
Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard (Jr., H-Back, Medina, Ohio)
Chuck Dibilio, Princeton (Fr., RB, Nazareth, Pa.)
Shane Savage, Cornell (Sr., WR, Leesburg, Va.)
Ryan Calvert, Penn (Sr., WR, Studio City, Calif.)
John Gallagher, Dartmouth (Sr., TE, Salem, Ore.)

Defense

Kyle Rettig, Brown (Sr., DL, Clearwater, Fla.)
*Josue Ortiz, Harvard (Sr., DL, Avon Park, Fla.)
Eddie Smith, Dartmouth (Sr., DL, Louisville, Ky.)
Brandon Copeland, Penn (Jr., DL, Sykesville, Md.)
Caraun Reid, Princeton (Jr., DL, Bronx, N.Y.)
Brett Wyman, Brown (Sr., LB, Bridgewater, Mass.)
Alex Gedeon, Harvard (Sr., LB, Hudson, Ohio)
*Erik Rask, Penn (Sr., LB, Newport Beach, Calif.)
Jordan Haynes, Yale (Sr., LB, Folsom, Calif.)
A.J. Cruz, Brown (Jr., DB, Lake Forest, Calif.)
Stephen Peyton, Brown (Sr., FS, Woodland, Calif.)
Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth (Sr., CB, Hialeah, Fla.)
*Matthew Hanson, Harvard (Sr., DB, Lafayette, Colo.)

Special Teams

Brad Greenway, Cornell (Sr., PK, Encinitas, Calif.)
Nathan Lovett, Brown (Sr., P, East Providence, R.I.)
Rashad Campbell, Cornell (Sr., RS, Cheltenham, Pa.)
Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth (Sr., RS, Hialeah, Fla.)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY

Offense

J.C. Tretter, Cornell (Jr., OL, Akron, N.Y.)
Austen Fletcher, Dartmouth (Sr., OL, Old Brookville, N.Y.)
Jack Holuba, Harvard (Jr., OL, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.)
Matt Allen, Princeton (Sr., OL, Tulsa, Okla.)
Jack Geiger, Brown (Sr., OL, Whitefish Bay, Wis.)
Gabriel Fernandez, Yale (Sr., OL, Honolulu, Hawaii)
Collier Winters, Harvard (Sr., QB, Claremore, Okla.)
Trevor Scales, Harvard (Jr., RB, Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Alex Thomas, Yale (Sr., RB, Ansonia, Conn.)
Alexander Tounkara-Kone, Brown (Sr., WR, Staten Island, N.Y.)
Kurt Ondash, Cornell (Jr., WR, New Canaan, Conn.)
Chris Smith, Yale (Jr., WR, Midlothian, Va.)
Cameron Brate, Harvard (So., TE, Naperville, Ill.)

Defense

Clayton McGrath, Brown (Sr., DL, Longmeadow, Mass.)
Nnamdi Obukwelu, Harvard (Jr., DT, Brockton, Mass.)
Jared Sholly, Penn (Sr., DL, Clear Lake, Iowa)
Mike Catapano, Princeton (Sr., DL, Bayville, N.Y.)
Jake Stoller, Yale (Sr., DL, Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Josh Martin, Columbia (Jr., LB, Aurora, Colo.)
Steven Cody, Princeton (Sr., LB, Midlothian, Va.)
Andrew Starks, Princeton (Jr., LB, Plainfield, Ill.)
Will McHale, Yale (Jr., LB, Old Greenwich, Conn.)
Daniel Smithwick, Brown (Sr., DB, Danville, Calif.)
Rashad Campbell, Cornell (Sr., CB, Cheltenham, Pa.)
Brian Owusu, Harvard (Jr., DB, Oxnard, Calif.)
Matt Hamscher, Penn (Sr., DB, Whitehall, Pa.)
Drew Baldwin, Yale (Sr., DB, Alexandria, Va.)

Special Teams

Patrick Jacob, Princeton (Sr., PK, Solon, Ohio)
Joe Cloud, Princeton (Jr., P, Edwards, Ill.)
Gio Christodoulou, Yale (Sr., RS, Miami)
Chris Smith, Yale (So., RS, Midlothian, Va.)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY

Scott Ward, Columbia (Jr., OT, Costa Mesa, Calif.)
Kyle Cook, Dartmouth (Sr., OT, Anaheim, Calif.)
Jon Bonadies, Penn (Jr., OL, Leonia, N.J.)
Kyle Newhall-Caballero, Brown (Sr., QB, Gilbert, Ariz.)
Sean Brackett, Columbia (Jr., QB, Brooklyn, Conn.)
Patrick Witt, Yale (Sr., QB, Wylie, Texas)
Mark Kachmer, Brown (Jr., RB, Wheaton, Ill.)
Brandon Colavita, Penn (Jr., RB, Sewell, N.J.)
Luke Tasker, Cornell (Jr., WR, East Aurora, N.Y.)
Chris Lorditch, Harvard (Sr., WR, Chalfront, Pa.)
Deon Randall, Yale (So., WR, San Diego)
Hamilton Garner, Columbia (So., TE, Duluth, Ga.)
Ryan Houska, Cornell (Sr., TE, Plymouth, Mich.)
Luke Nawrocki, Penn (Sr., TE, Syosset, N.Y.)
Zack Imhoff, Cornell (Sr., DE, Cincinnati)
John Lyon, Harvard (Jr., DE, Durham, N.C.)
Matthew O'Donnell, Brown (Sr., LB, Tipton, Iowa)
Brandon Lainhart, Cornell (Sr., LB, Cincinnati)
Bronson Green, Dartmouth (So., LB, Los Angeles)
Joshua Boyd, Harvard (Jr., LB, Hyde Park, Mass.)
Alexander Norman, Harvard (Jr., LB, Lewisville, Texas)
Joey Casey, Dartmouth (Sr., DB, Noblesville, Ind.)
Dan Minamide, Harvard (Sr., DB, Escondido, Calif.)
Foley Schmidt, Dartmouth (Sr., PK, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)
Jacob Dombrowski, Harvard (Jr., P, Gaylord, Mich.)

*Unanimous selection

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