White, Mooney lead All-Service Academy Team

Scout.com announces its 2nd annual All-Service Academy Team. Today we are revealing the First Team and Honorable Mention selections for the Offense. Leading the way with 6 sections is Navy, who is led by their speedy slot back, Shun White. Air Force has 3 players on the team including lineman Nick Charles. Army rounds out the first team with two selections including senior fullback Collin Mooney.

First Team Offense

 

QB:     Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada            Navy

Comments: He only rushed for 295 yards and only threw for 305 more, but Navy's biggest wins of the season (Rutgers, Wake Forest I) came in games he started. Kaipo is hands down the best option quarterback amongst the service academies when healthy…or even when at 75% or better.

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RB:     Shun White                                         Navy

Comments: White became the first slot back in Navy history to rush for more than 1,000 yards and his 8 TDs led the team. The senior's 8.3 yards per carry is tops in the nation. His 348-yard game against Towson is one of the best games ever for a Mid.

 

RB:     Collin Mooney                                   Army

Comments: His defensive coordinator placed some high expectations on him, and boy, did Mooney deliver – and then some. He rushed for 1,339 yards (5.8 per carry) and scored 8 TDs. Without his production, Army may have gone winless. His 187 yards and 4TDs against Tulane was a monster effort.

 

RB:     Eric Kettani                                        Navy

Comments: Navy never did find a consistent back-up for Kettani and he was asked to carry the load at fullback for the Mids, which he did admirably with 982 yards for the season. He helped carry the Mids in victories over Wake Forest, Rutgers and Air Force.

 

WR:    Tyree Barnes                                     Navy

Comments: Behind White and Mooney, Barnes may be the best player on this team. He caught 20 passes for 400 yards, and was the Mids' most consistent blocker which helped them lead the nation in rushing for a fourth consecutive season. The senior will be difficult to replace.

 

TE:      Travis Dekker                                   Air Force

Comments: Dekker broke his ankle during pre-season practice and only appeared in 9 games, but he was still productive, catching 13 passes for 129 yards. His 59-yard catch and leap against UNLV may have been the best play of the year for any SA team. Dekker is also a smart guy. He graduated in December with a 3.75 GPA in biochemistry.

 

OL:     Mike Lemming                                  Army

Comments: Collin Mooney became Army's all-time single season rushing leader in large part to Mike Lemming. Rich Ellerson will definitely miss the senior's leadership on and off the field. Army's offensive line helped the Cadets break into the top-10 in rushing yards per game.

 

OL:     Ricky Moore                                      Navy

Comments: Moore was recruited as a defensive lineman and eventually started at offensive tackle for the Mids. This year he had the impossible task of replacing Antron Harper at center. He did a remarkable job, pairing with Anthony Gaskins and Curtis Bass to anchor Navy's interior line.

 

OL:     Andrew Pipes                                     Air Force

Comments: Pipes, a senior, was the only current lineman for the Falcons who did not start a game in 2007; however, that did not prevent him from having an immediate impact. The All-MWC honorable mention center combined with Nick Charles to open huge wholes for Air Force's stable of young running backs.

 

OL:     Anthony Gaskins                               Navy  

Comments: With all the flux at Navy's tackle positions including the loss of Andrew McGinn, Gaskins really stepped up his play to help lead Navy's rushing attack which averaged 292 yards per game. Both Kettani and quarterback Ricky Dobbs benefited greatly running inside due to Gaskins' stellar season.

 

OL:     Nick Charles                                      Air Force

Comments: Charles is Air Force's best lineman and he has put together two very good seasons. Air Force finished the season fifth in the country in rushing which is pretty impressive considering they started a freshman quarterback for most of the season. Unfortunately for Army and Navy, Charles is only a junior.

 

Honorable Mention

 

QB:      Ricky Dobbs                            Navy   

QB:      Jarod Bryant                             Navy

OL:      Matt Molloy                             Navy

OL:      Chris Campbell                         Air Force

QB:      Tim Jefferson                            Air Force

RB:      Todd Newell                            Air Force

RB:      Asher Clark                              Air Force

OL:      Brandon Cox                            Army

QB:      Chip Bowden                           Army

 

 

Co-Offensive Most Valuable Players

Collin Mooney                                      Army

Shun White                                           Navy

 

Break-Out Players

Ricky Dobbs                                        Navy

Tim Jefferson                                        Air Force

Asher Clark                                          Air Force


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