Frosh All-American Honorable Mention
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Two highly touted recruits, who were supposed to slowly work their way into the lineup during the 2016 Yale Football season, had to contribute much sooner than expected due to injuries. Tailback Alan Lamar and offensive lineman Sterling Strother were rewarded for their early impact by being named honorable mention freshman All-America by herosports.com.
Lamar, a second-team All-Ivy League pick, led all rookie Ivy runners with a 61-yard average, which was fifth overall. He racked up 557 total rushing yards, a 4.3 average and five touchdowns after taking his first snap in the backfield in game four.
Prior to that, Lamar, named Yale's freshman MVP, had been used exclusively on kick returns. His most important score came in a 21-14 victory over Harvard at Boston in the season finale.
Strother made three starts at left tackle, two at right tackle and one at left guard. That last start came in the season finale, where he helped the Eli offense produce one of its best performances of the fall.