All-Ivy Standouts — Including A Blast From The Past — Shine During 2017 Princeton Pro Day
Two All-Ivy League defensive backs, James Gales and Dorian Williams, joined 2013 Bushnell Cup winner Quinn Epperly ’15 during the Tiger Football Pro Day Monday morning at Princeton. All of the results can be found below, and a video recap of the session can be found in the video above.
Both Gales and Williams were first-team All-Ivy League after leading Princeton to its 11th Ivy League championship, as well as its second in the last four seasons. Gales is the only member of the six first-team honorees who hadn’t started a single game of his career before this season. He made the most of his senior year, recording interceptions in three straight games, including a key one in the red zone during a shutout of Penn, and he added 35 tackles on the season.
Williams, the four-year starter and tri-captain, earned his first spot on the first team after earning second-team honors last season. He ranked third on the team with 55 tackles, and he added two interceptions, two breakups and a forced fumble on one of the most explosive sacks of the Ivy season during the win over Yale.
Epperly was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year during the 2013 title run. He matched the Princeton single-season passing touchdown record of Doug Butler ’86 (25, 1983), and he came within one of matching the single-season rushing touchdown record of Keith Elias ’94 (19, 1994) — a record John Lovett broke this past season. He missed the single-season completion percentage record by the slimmest of margins; his 68.0% finished second to Jason Garrett ’89 (68.2%, 1988). Epperly set an NCAA record with 29 straight completions in Princeton’s 53-20 victory over Cornell; that followed Princeton’s 51-48 triple-overtime win at Harvard, when Epperly set Princeton single-game records for both completions (37) and passing touchdowns (six).
As always, a large contingent of Princeton teammates were there to cheer on their teammates, and another alumni made an appearance as well. Cleveland Browns tight end Seth DeValve, who turned heads during his successful 2016 Pro Day, was part of the support group for all three former teammates.
|Dorian Williams||DB||5-10||203||9 1/2||31 1/4||72 1/2||13||32 1/2||9′ 3″||4.67
|James Gales||DB||5-9||188||8 3/4||31||73 7/8||12||37||9′ 11″||4.6
|Quinn Epperly||QB||6-1 1/4||220||9 3/8||30 5/8||74 3/4||x||30||9′ 4″||4.96