LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell senior offensive lineman Julie'n Davenport earned his second All-America honor of the season on Monday when he was named a First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Last week, Davenport was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press.
Davenport is just the ninth player – and second offensive player – in Bucknell football history to earn All-America honors from the AFCA. LB Evan Byers (2014) was the most recent. The only other Bison offensive player to be recognized was OL Mike McDonald in 1980.
Davenport was one of three Patriot League players named to the AFCA All-America teams, and he was one of just two named to the First Team, along with Fordham’s Chase Edmonds.
This is the third All-America honor of Davenport’s career. He was named a STATS FCS Second Team All-American following his junior campaign.
A two-year team captain, Davenport is one of 13 players in Patriot League history to be named All-Patriot League four times. He was a three-time First Team selection after being named to the Second Team as a freshman in 2013.
The only member of Bucknell’s senior class to start all 44 games over the last four years, Davenport was a First Team STATS FCS Preseason All-America selection and was named to the Athlon Sports Preseason FCS All-America Team. He was a three-time Preseason All-Patriot League choice.
Davenport earned the team’s Stuart M. Smith Award as its top newcomer in 2013, the Most Improved Offensive Player Award at the conclusion of 2015 spring practice, and he took home the John Campana Award as the team’s outstanding offensive lineman last year. This year, he was the winner of the Tom Gadd Coaches Award and the team’s Captains Award at the squad’s postseason banquet.
Bucknell’s All-Time AFCA All-Americans
1974: Larry Schoenberger, LB
1980: Mike McDonald, OL
1990: Mike Augsberger, FS
1996: Brandon Little, LB
1997: Willie Hill, LB
2000: Kevin Eiben, FS
2001: Adam Lord, NG
2002: Adam Lord, NG
2014: Evan Byers, LB
2016: Julie'n Davenport, OL