Honors Continue For Cam Gill, Named ECAC Defensive Player Of The Year
Danbury, CT - The honors continue for Wagner junior outside linebacker Cam Gill with the announcement on Friday that he has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Defensive Player of the Year. This latest honor for the 6-1, 230-pound Douglasville, GA native, comes on the heels of his garnering NEC Defensive Player of the Year and, most recently, his being tabbed Third-Team All-American by the Associated Press. Gill, who became the second Wagner player to ever cop NEC Defensive Player of the year honors, joining defensive lineman Bill Sommers who earned this distinction in 1996, was one of 25 finalists for the Buck Buchanan Award, given annually to FCS football's defensive player of the year.
The 6-1, 230-pound Douglasville, GA native was a virtually unblockable defensive force throughout the season. In the Seahawks' 41-7 win at Robert Morris on November 17, Gill seemingly spent the entire afternoon in the Colonials' backfield, recording 5.5 tackles for loss, for 24 yards, including a forced fumble. Among those 5.5 TFL's were 2.5 sacks that went for a combined 18 yards of loss, which helped contribute to RMU finishing with a net nine yards of rushing. In this game, Gill came within one half-tackle of matching the DI FCS single-game season high in tackles-for-loss. The Buck Buchanan Award hopeful earned his third NEC Defensive Player of the Week Award after totaling 11 tackles in the 41-7 road win over Robert Morris, on his way to moving into fifth place on the NEC's all-time list of single-season tackles-for-loss leaders (24.