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Crowder & Edwards Named All-America by Phil Steele
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/21/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke return specialists Jamison Crowder and DeVon Edwards were both selected to the Phil Steele All-America Team, while Edwards also received Freshman All-America honors and 10 Blue Devils earned All-ACC recognition from the publication.

Crowder, a junior wide receiver and punt returner who has set school record with 96 receptions for 1,197 yards this season, was named to the All-America second team for his third All-America honor this season. Edwards, a redshirt freshman safety and kickoff returner who has scored four non-offensive touchdowns this season, earned a spot on the third team for his second All-America citation.

Crowder has also earned All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America (second team) second team and the Sports Illustrated (second team) as a return specialist. A 5-9, 175-pound native of Monroe, N.C., he has scored 10 touchdowns this season, including seven receiving, two on punt returns and one rushing, while totaling 1,669 all-purpose yards.

Edwards was also named to the Walter Camp Foundation All-America second team this season after averaging an ACC-leading 31.1 yards per kickoff return with two touchdowns returns covering 100 and 99 yards. A 5-9, 180-pound native of Covington, Ga., he has returned 18 kickoffs for 559 yards to rank second nationally in kickoff return average.

Ten Blue Devils received All-ACC honors from Phil Steele, including first-team selections Crowder (WR), Edwards (KR), linebacker Kelby Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell and offensive guard Laken Tomlinson; second team safety Jeremy Cash and punter Will Monday; and third team defensive end Kenny Anunike, tight end Braxton Deaver and offensive tackle Perry Simmons.

The ACC Coastal Division Champion Blue Devils will take on Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta, Ga., at 8 p.m.

Phil Steele’s All-America Team
Jamison Crowder, PR - 2nd Team
DeVon Edwards, KR - 3rd Team

Phil Steele’s Freshman All-America Team
DeVon Edwards, KR - 1st Team

Phil Steele’s All-ACC Team
Kelby Brown, LB - 1st Team
Ross Cockrell, CB - 1st Team
Jamison Crowder, WR - 1st Team, 2nd Team (PR)
DeVon Edwards, KR - 1st Team
Laken Tomlinson, OG - 1st Team
Jeremy Cash, S - 2nd Team
Will Monday, P - 2nd Team
Kenny Anunike, DE - 3rd Team
Braxton Deaver, TE - 3rd Team
Perry Simmons, OT - 3rd Team