Carter, Hamby named First-Team All-Americans

Carter, Hamby named First-Team All-Americans

MINNEAPOLIS – The postseason accolades continued to roll in for the Salisbury University football team as announced its All-Americans on Friday night before the 2013 Stagg Bowl, and Salisbury senior Andre Carter and junior Kyle Hamby were each named first-team All-Americans.

This is the 15th season that has released its All-American teams and it marks just the third time that Salisbury has had two All-Americans, and the first time that both have been first-team selections.

Carter, a cornerback, closed out his career in 2013 with the second-most interceptions in program history, grabbing 16 over his four years, six of which came during his senior season. He ranked third in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, with 0.5 interceptions per game, which landed him 20th nationally. This season, the Huntingtown, Md., native made 48 tackles, which ranked fifth on the team.

Carter has been honored earlier this postseason as the Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection. He was also named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association and the Beyond Sports Network.

Hamby played a key role in the field position battle within each game for the Sea Gulls in 2013. Hamby was one of the top punters in the nation, averaging 41.1 yards per boot, which led the Empire 8 and ranked 11th nationally. The Laurel, Md., native had 44 boots, dropping 17 inside the 20-yard line and forcing eight fair catches, with a season-long kick of 70 yards.

Hamby was named the Empire 8 Special Teams Player of the Year along with a first-team all-conference pick, and a first-team All-Region selection.

The Sea Gulls finished the 2013 season with a 7-4 record and won the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Atlantic Bowl at Muhlenberg College, 21-19, finishing the year on a high note.

To see the entire list of All-Americans, click here.

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