Doughty Named to Sports Network All-American Team For Second Straight Year
Dec. 12, 2005
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - University of Northern Colorado senior safety Reed Doughty earned his second All-American honor of the postseason on Monday, as he was named to the 2005 Sports Network I-AA All-American first-team. Doughty was also a first-team selection by the Sports Network in 2004. Voting was conducted among I-AA sports information directors and selected media, with nearly 100 ballots being cast.
Doughty, who was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation team last week, was one of four defensive backs to make the first-team. He joined Jay McCareins of Princeton, Shannon James of UMass and Tony LeZotte of James Madison as defensive backs selected to the squad (each of those were also on the Camp team as well). He was the only Northern Colorado player selected to any of the three teams.
Doughty, a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award (given to I-AA's top defensive player), capped a stellar career by leading all of I-AA in tackles in 2005, registering 159 stops (14.45/game) during the season, including a season-high 19 against 2005 NCAA Playoff participant Cal Poly. Doughty had double-digit tackles in 10 of 11 games during the year and ranked in the top-10 in the Great West Football Conference in forced fumbles (3), fumbles recovered (3), passes defended (8) and interceptions (4). He capped his career by ranking third in school history in career tackles (466), fifth in career interceptions (14) and eighth in career fumbles recoveries (6).
The epitome of a student-athlete, Doughty compiled a perfect 4.0 gpa, was the top vote-getter on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American team in 2005 as well as one of 16 finalists for the 2005 Draddy Trophy (a.k.a. The Academic Heisman), for which he won an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. He completed his degree in sports and exercise science and graduated on Dec. 10.
Doughty will participate in the All-American Classic All-Star Game to be held Jan. 14 in Las Vegas and then continuing training for the NFL Scouting Combine, to be held Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis.