JESPER HORSTED NAMED FINALIST FOR PRESTIGIOUS DORIS ROBINSON SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

  • December 6, 2018

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Jesper Horstedfeatured here prior to the perfection-clinching 42-14 win over Penn, continues to earn honors following a historic Princeton career. One week after being named a Bushnell Cup finalist for Ivy League Player of the Year honors, Horsted was named one of the 13 finalists for the Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award by Stats LLC.

Named after the late school teacher and wife of legendary coach Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson, the fourth annual award is presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels not only in the classroom, but in the community and beyond. Horsted, who was also a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy as the top scholar-athlete in college football, represented the Ivy League among the list of finalists.

STATS will announce the winner on Monday and honor him at the FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation Jan. 4 in Frisco, Texas – on the eve of the national championship game.

Horsted ended arguably — any maybe it’s not even an argument — the greatest wideout career in Princeton history all over the Ivy League record book. His resumé includes:
• led the Ivy League with 15 touchdowns scored (13 receiving, two rushing)
• ranked sixth in the FCS in touchdown catches (13), seventh in receptions per game (7.2), and 12th in receiving yards per game (104.7)
• named FCS National Offensive Player of the Week after catching three touchdown passes and rushing for a fourth score in the 42-14 win over Penn that clinched Princeton’s perfect season
• broke the Princeton record for career receptions in the Penn game; finished with 196 career catches
• ended career with Princeton-record 28 touchdown catches, which is tied for fifth most in Ivy history; no other Princeton player ever caught 20 touchdowns in their career
• finished second on Princeton’s all-time receiving yards list (2,703); total ranks 10th most in Ivy League history
• named a Willam Campbell Trophy semifinalist as one of the top scholar-athletes in college football
• set an Ivy League record with seven consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards (last five of 2017, first two of 2018)
• earned multiple All-Ivy League honors as member of both the Princeton football and baseball teams, and helped both to Ivy League titles 

The Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award finalists:
Big Sky Conference: Reggie Tilleman, Montana, DE, R-Sr. (business administration and finance degree, 3.90 GPA)
Big South Conference: Chandler Burks, Kennesaw State, QB, R-Sr. (sport management degree, 3.90)
CAA Football: Christopher Infantino, Stony Brook, OL, Sr. (degree in biology with a specialization in neuroscience and psychology, 3.31)
Ivy League: Jesper Horsted, Princeton, WR, Sr. (sociology major, 3.52)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Nick Leverett, North Carolina Central, OL, R-Jr. (criminal justice degree, 3.37)
Missouri Valley Football Conference: Easton Stick, North Dakota State, QB, R-Sr. (sport management degree, 3.92)
Northeast Conference: Matt Fitzpatrick, Duquesne, OL, R-Sr. (finance degree, 3.79)
Ohio Valley Conference: Josh Poplar, Tennessee Tech, LB, R-Jr. (business administration degree, 3.97)
Patriot League: Alex Pechin, Bucknell, P, Sr. (biomedical engineering and management for engineers double major, 3.93)
Pioneer Football League: Tucker Yinger, Dayton, RB, R-Sr. (mechanical engineering major, 3.81)
Southern Conference: Alex Trotter, Chattanooga, RB, Sr. (mechanical engineering major, 3.29)
Southland Conference: Adrian Contreras, Sam Houston State, S, Sr. (business administration/accounting degree, 3.84)
Southwestern Athletic Conference: De’Arius Christmas, Grambling State, LB, Sr. (engineering technology major, 3.82)

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