Fulse Named STATS FCS First-Team All-America, Gill Tabbed Second Team
Staten Island, NY - Senior running back Ryan Fulse and junior outside linebacker Cam Gill continue to add to their impressive resumes as Fulse was named a 2018 STATS FCS First Team All-American, while Gill was tabbed Second-Team All-American, the organization announced on Tuesday. Fulse finished the season second in all of FCS football with 1,710 yards rushing. Ranked No. 1 in all off FCS football in all-purpose yardage (177.36 yards per game), Fulse was a finalist for the prestigious Walter Payton Award, regarded as the Heisman Trophy of the FCS, emblematic of the nation's top offensive player.
One of Wagner's five team captains in 2018, Fulse's 1,710 rushing yards for the season were good for second place on the all-time Seahawk single-season rushing list, and tops in Wagner's Division I era, behind Terry Underwood, who gained 1,809 yards in 1988. Previously, Fulse had been named First-Team All-American by the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Football Foundation as well as receiving First-Team honors by the ECAC and the Northeast Conference (NEC).
Gill, who earned Defensive Player of the Year honors by both the ECAC and the NEC, and was an Associated Press Third-Team All-American, 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. Last Saturday, in the Seahawks' 41-7 win at Robert Morris, 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.