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Oplinger Named Camp All-American

Matthew Oplinger gets one of his two sacks against Columbia (Jack Warhola image)
Matthew Oplinger gets one of his two sacks against Columbia (Jack Warhola image)

Yale LB Collecting Honors


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Matthew Oplinger, Yale's senior linebacker from New Jersey and the Ivy League's Bushnell Cup recipient on defense, added a local flavor to his accolades this fall, 2017 Walter Camp FCS All-America.


The Walter Camp Foundation is a New Haven-based philanthropic organization that honors the former Yale star athlete, coach and administrator who became known as the father of American football. The organization's annual weekend celebration is Jan. 11-13 with the national awards dinner set for Yale's William K. Lanman Center on Jan. 13.




2017 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team



Pos.        Name, School                                                                    Hgt         Wgt        Class      Hometown

WR         Keelan Doss, UC Davis                                                    6-2          306         Jr.           Alameda, CA

WR         Neil O'Connor, New Hampshire                                 5-11       190         Jr.           Leominster, MA

TE           Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State*                       6-5          260         Sr.           Britton, SD

OL           Aaron Stinnie, James Madison                                    6-5          309         Sr.           Charlottesville, VA

OL           Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T                        6-7          309         Sr.           Kannapolis, NC

OL           Justin Lea, Jacksonville State                                       6-4          290         Sr.           Henagar, AL

OL           John Cook, Central Arkansas                                       6-4          325         Jr.           Grenada, MS

C             Tyler Scozzaro, Jacksonville State                              6-3          300         Sr.           Bessemer, AL

QB          Chris Streveler, South Dakota                                     6-3          215         Sr.           Crystal Lake, IL

QB          Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State*                   6-3          225         Sr.           Houston, TX

RB           Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh                                         5-11       230         Jr.           S.Williamsport, PA

RB           Josh Mack, Maine                                                            6-1          198         So.          Rochester, NY

PK           Trey Tuttle, Weber State                                               5-9          190         Fr.           Arlington, TX



Pos.        Name, School                                                                    Hgt         Wgt        Class      Hometown

DL           Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State                              6-3          242         Sr.           Bessemer, AL

DL           Andrew Ankrah, James Madison                                 6-4          248         Sr.           Gaithersburg, MD

DL           Jonathan Petersen, University of San Diego          6-1          240         Sr.           Poway, CA

DL           Ahmad Gooden, Samford                                             6-1          240         Fr.           Talladega, AL

LB           Brett Taylor, Western Illinois*                                    6-2          230         Sr.           Macomb, IL

LB           Darius Leonard, South Carolina State                       6-3          235         Sr.           Lake View, SC

LB           Matthew Oplinger, Yale                                               6-3          242         Sr.           Summit, NJ

DB          Mike Basile, Monmouth                                                6-1          200         Sr.           Brick, NJ

DB          Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State                            6-0          200         So.          Lanett, AL

DB          Tremon Smith, Central Arkansas                                6-0          190         Sr.           Anniston, AL

DB          Tre Dempsey, North Dakota State                             5-10       184         Sr.           Lakeland, FL

P             Joe Zema, Incarnate Word                                            6-2          210         Gr.          Melbourne, Australia

KR           Rashid Shaheed, Weber State                                    6-0          170         Fr.           San Diego, CA



* - 2016 Walter Camp FCS All-America selection