TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 11) - FAMU sophomore punter Chris Faddoul was named first team NCAA FCS All-America by the Associated Press Tuesday afternoon.
The native of Wesley Chapel, Florida averaged a school record 46.8 yards per kick (on 41 attempts) in 2018, leading the nation (FCS) since mid September.
He finished the season earning first-team All-America honors from Boxtorow, the Black College All-America team, as well as first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) honors.
Faddoul is the first FAMU football player to earn first team AP All America honors since return specialist Leroy Vann in 2009.
His punting average surpassed the previous Rattler season high of 45.9 set by first team All-America Wesley Taylor in 2005, which was also the nation's top average that season.
Faddoul finished the 2018 season with 16 punts of 50 yards or longer, with 17 downed inside the opposing teams’ 20-yard line, with a long kick of 67 yards on Nov. 17 in the Florida Blue Florida Classic against Bethune-Cookman, one of two 60-yard punts in that game.
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