Dec. 18, 2008
Bobby Abare (Acton, Mass.), one of the most decorated defensive players in the history of Yale football, added another honor to his resume when he was selected to the 2008 American Football Coaches Association FCS All-America Team.
Abare, a senior LB who captained the 2008 Bulldogs, was the only Ivy League player to make the 25-man squad after leading Yale to a second straight year with the nation's top scoring defense. The Bulldogs allowed just over 10 points per game last fall.
Recently named the co-recipient of the Bulger Lowe Award (New England MVP) by the Gridiron Club of Boston and a Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American, Abare was honorable mention All-America in 2007. He is a finalist for the 2008 Buck Buchanan Award as the top FCS defensive player. Yale's last first-team All-American was Ed McCarthy '07 in 2006.
He owns the school records for interceptions by a linebacker (10) and touchdowns by a defensive player (4). Abare, a three-time first-team All-Ivy pick, led the Blue in tackles the last three falls while his teams went 23-7 and captured a 2006 Ivy League title.
The entire AFCA All-America Team can be seen on the PDF seen at the top of this page.
Release filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director