By: Rick Bender
HANOVER, N.H. — The Walter Camp Football Foundation released its All-America team for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) today, and Dartmouth cornerback Isiah Swann was the lone Ivy Leaguer chosen for the elite honor.
Swann, also named to the Associated Press All-America First Team earlier this week, is the first Big Green player to earn a spot on the Walter Camp team since tight end Casey Cramer in 2002 and third in the last 90 years (Murry Bowden, 1970).
A junior from Queen Creek, Arizona, Swann enjoyed one of the finest seasons ever by a Dartmouth cornerback, setting a school record with nine interceptions to lead the nation. The 6-0, 190-pound corner also led the league and ranks third in the FCS with 18 passes defended while recording 39 tackles and recovering a fumble. Twice he was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, including after his performance at Holy Cross where he picked off three passes to earn STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week honors.
The Big Green concluded the 2018 campaign with a 9-1 record and 6-1 mark in the Ivy League, finishing second to Princeton, which ended the year 10-0 thanks to a hard-fought 14-9 home victory over Dartmouth in week eight of the season.
Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp — a former Yale University athlete and football coach — is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation — a New Haven-based all-volunteer group — was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. Visit www.waltercamp.org for more information.