Last Year's Top JC Alums at 4-Year Schools

We intended to run these numbers in December, so you could say this from the 'better late than never' category. What follows is a list of standout JC alums, who were playing their first seasons at four-year colleges in 2001. Most of these guys will be leaders on their teams next year -- go-to guys -- and should have even better senior seasons.

JC ALUMNI SUMMARY

JC Transfer All-Americans

Offense

QB Seneca Wallace, Iowa State
JC: Sacramento City College
Stats: In 11 games Wallace netted 475 yards on 114 carries with 7 TDs. He was also 167-269 passing for 2,044 yards and 11 TDs. He was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

RB Kevin Galbreath, North Texas
JC: NE Oklahoma A&M
Stats: Named the Sunbelt Conference Newcomer of the Year. Carried the ball 264 times for 1,178 yards and 4 touchdowns.

RB Chris Brown, Colorado
JC: Fort Scott
Stats: 190 carries for 956 yards and 16 touchdowns. He scored six of those versus Nebraska!

WR Chris Vance, Ohio State
JC: Fort Scott
Stats: 34 receptions for 605 yards and 4 touchdowns. Distinguished himself as the Buckeyes' go-to receiver.

WR Reno Mahe, BYU
JC: Dixie State
Stats: In 13 games, Mahe recorded 15 rushes for 180 yards (11.6 avg.) and a whopping 91 catches for 1,211 yards and 9 touchdowns. Mahe was a danger no matter where he lined up.

TE Spencer Nead, BYU
JC: Ricks
Stats: 22 catches for 266 yards and 5 touchdowns. By far the top first-year JC transfer tight end.

OL Milford Brown, Florida State
JC: East Mississippi

OL Antoine Murphy, Baylor
JC: Wm. Rainey Harper

OL Ray DeAnda, Idaho
JC: Riverside

KR Jason Armstead, Ole Miss
JC: Miss. Gulf Coast
Stats: Amassed 32 catches for 413 yards and 5 TDs as a receiver. Had another 196 yards on 22 punt returns. And still another 524 yards on 19 tries as a kick returner (27.6 avg.)! Armstead contributed an average of 102.9 yards per game, which is amazing.

PK Adam Holiday, Washington State
JC: Moorpark
Note: Performed kickoff duties only, but went deep every time.

Defense

DL Jerome McDougal, Miami (RS-Jr.)
JC: Hinds
Stats: 55 tackles, 41 QB hurries, 14 tackles for loss (TFL), 6 sacks, 1 INT, 3 forced fumbles (FF), 1 fumble recovery, and 3 pass breakups. McDougal redshirted his first year at Miami.

DL Keith Wright, Missouri (RS-Jr.)
JC: Sacramento CC
Stats: 68 tackles, 10 TFL, 2 sacks, 7 QB Hurries, 2 FF, 1 FR, 1 blocked kick, and 2 pass breakups.

DL Terrance Chapman, NC State
JC: LA Valley
Stats: 25 tackles in 10 games. Added 10 tackles for loss, 5 quarterback hurries, and seven sacks (led team).

LB Leo Etienne, Kansas
JC: Hutchinson
Stats: 93 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR.

LB Kamau Jackson, Miss. State
JC: Copiah-Lincoln
Stats: 49 tackles, 1 FR, 5 QB pressures, 4.5 tackles for loss, .5 sack.

Rover Taurus Ferguson, Missouri (RS-Jr.)
JC: Coffeyville
Stats: 71 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 3 pass breakups, 2 fumble recoveries. Ferguson redshirted in 2000 at Missouri.

DB Korey Banks, Miss. State
JC: Garden City
Stats: 36 tackles, 4 INT, 1 forced fumble, 2 tackles for loss, 14 pass breakups. Started all eleven games.

DB Matt Grier, Ole Miss
JC: Itawamba
Stats: 82 tackles, 2 INT, 3 tackles for loss, 2 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble. He was a star at Itawamba and it carried over to the next level. Was probably the best player on the Ole Miss defense -- and only in his first season.

DB Sergio Robleto, Idaho
JC: Long Beach
Stats: Was second on team with 67 tackles. Also recorded 3 tackles for loss and a pass breakup.

P Eddie Johnson, Idaho State
JC: Orange Coast
Stats: 49 punts for a 46.3 average with 10 inside the twenty. He was a prime-time player for the Bengals and will likely get a shot in the NFL after next season.

JCFootball.com will run another report with a whole lot of players and their stats from last year. It's important to recognize the accomplishments of ex-JC players!

 
LITTLE-THIS-N-THAT

Bryant McKinnie, he of the 747-like wing span, will be a 1 to 5 first round choice in the upcoming NFL draft.  Bryant was a J.C. Grid-Wire All-American offensive lineman  in 1998 at Lackawanna and then had a superb couple of years at Miami, Fla. It is said he hasn't allowed a sack in his collegiate career.

Browsing some old JC All-American teams and there was end Frank Mazzotta, Long Beach C.C., on the 1963 honorable mention.  That would be, of course, the same Cerritos head coach  for the past 24 years.

DID YOU KNOW that the school records for most passing yards in a season at Kansas and Oklahoma are held by former quarterbacks at Snow JC?  Jayhawk QB Mike Norseth (1984-65) passed for a school-record 2,995 yards his senior season, while Josh Heupel set a Sooners mark in 2000 with 3,460 yards.

That College of Canyons coach, Chuck Lyon, scored the first touchdown in his Cougar Stadium, doing so back in 1974 when he was the starting quarterback?

That the 1926 Hibbing JC team featured an All-Jewish backfield?  Quarterback was Morrie Roth; HBs Abe Schurmann and Meyer Markell and the fullback Moxie Edelstein.

That Rochester had to cancel a game in 1938 because the players could not practice due to mosquitos attacking them on the practice field?

That the shortest punt return for a TD is just two yards?  Orange Coast punter, Mike Harris, had the ball dribble off his foot.  Santa Ana's Bob Lacy grabbed it and plunged into the end zone.  This happened in 1954 and obviously does not account for blocked punts recovered in the end zone.

 


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