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Senior left guard Shane Morrow anchored an offensive line that finished second in the NESCAC in scoring offense (22.8 ppg), rushing offense (214.6 ypg) and total offense (382.4 ypg).

Jeffs Place Six on All-NESCAC Team

November 18, 2003

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College placed six players on the 2003 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Football Team, which was announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Junior tailback Fletcher Ladd (Amherst, NH/Souhegan), junior wideout Jay Wagstaff (Tewksbury, MA/Tewksbury), senior left guard Shane Morrow (Coral Springs, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas), senior linebacker Dan McNamara (Boston, MA/Norwell) and senior cornerback Paul Whiting (Mission Viejo, CA/Mission Viejo) were each first-team selections, while senior defensive tackle Mike Harrison (Hanover, MA/Boston College HS) was the Jeffs’ lone second-team pick.

Ladd, a second-team selection in 2001 and a first-team pick in 2002, earned his third straight all-conference nod after finishing second in the NESCAC in rushing (111.8 ypg) and rushing touchdowns (7), fifth in all-purpose yards (120.9 ypg) and ninth in total offense (114.1 ypg). Ladd is also a two-time First-Team Academic All-District selection and a finalist for Academic All-America. He finished the 2003 season with 2,680 career rushing yards, just 236 yards shy of the college’s career record of 2,916.

Wagstaff was a first-team honoree for the second straight season, tying for second in the NESCAC with 44 catches and placing sixth in receiving yards with 453. A Second-Team Preseason All-America, he also led the Jeffs with 13 kick returns for 188 yards and 23 punt returns for 230 yards.

Morrow anchored an offensive line that finished second in the NESCAC in scoring offense (22.8 ppg), rushing offense (214.6 ypg) and total offense (382.4 ypg), starting all eight games at left guard, while barely missing an offensive snap.

McNamara helped pace the defense with 64 tackles, including 30 solos and 8.5 for loss - both of which were team-highs. He had his best game in a 21-0 route over visiting Bowdoin, torching the Polar Bears for 12 tackles, including 2.0 for loss and a sack. McNamara graduates with 135 total tackles, 55 solos, 15.0 for loss, four forced fumbles and 4.0 sacks.

Whiting is a three-time Academic All-District selection after earning second-team honors in both 2001 and 2002 and breaking through as a first-team selection in 2003. He finished his senior season with 25 tackles and a team-high three interceptions, one of which came with a cast on his broken left wrist in the Jeffs’ season-ending 14-10 loss at archrival Williams College. During the preseason, Whiting was one of just 11 players from NCAA Divisions I-AA, II, III and the NAIA and the only player from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) named to the 12th Annual American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team, which honors college football players across the country for their dedication and commitment to community service. As a junior, Whiting earned the college’s prestigious Samuel Walley Brown Scholarship, presented annually to one class member in recognition of scholarship and citizenship. He’s also an All-NESCAC centerfielder on the baseball team, an ECAC qualifier in the triple jump and a school-record holder in the 4x200-meter relay.

Harrison tallied 45 tackles and 4.5 sacks in a breakout season, helping lead the Jeffs to shutout wins over Bates, Bowdoin, Colby and Little Three rival Wesleyan, which tied the conference record for shutouts in a season.