PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
University of Connecticut sophomore cornerback Jamar Summers (Orange, N.J.) was named First Team All-American Athletic Conference as the league announced its postseason honors on Wednesday.
Redshirt senior defensive lineman Julian Campenni (West Pittston, Pa) and senior safety Andrew Adams (Fayetteville, Ga.) were named Second Team while redshirt sophomore Foley Fatukasi (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) and redshirt sophomore linebacker Junior Joseph (Sinking Springs, Pa.) earned Honorable Mention.
In addition, Summers and junior wide receiver Noel Thomas (Norwalk, Conn.) were named All-New England by the New England Football Writers’ Association.
Summers led the American in interceptions with seven during the regular season, which also placed him tied for third nationally and tied for fifth in interceptions per game. Summers made 37 tackles on the year and had three pass-breakups.
Summers recorded critical interceptions in UConn’s last three wins of the season, which made the Huskies bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. In the win vs. East Carolina (October 30), he had two with the first coming in the closing seconds of the first half with ECU driving, but Summers’ intercepted the ball at the Husky eight. His second interception came last in the fourth quarter in the Husky endzone. Summers returned a pick 67-yards for a touchdown in the win vs. Tulane (Sept. 7) – UConn’s only score in a 7-3 win.
Against Houston on Nov. 21, he intercepted the ball in the final minute of the game at the UConn 29 as the Cougars had been driving for a potential game-winning score.
Adams led the Huskies in tackles during the regular season with 89 and also had 3.5 tackles for a loss and three pass break-ups. He had three interceptions on the season – all of them coming in wins for the Huskies.
Campenni had 27 tackles on the season and was fourth on the team with five tackles for a loss and also had a forced fumble. A veteran performer, Campenni has started 37 games for the Huskies over the past four years.
Fatukasi emerged as a standout on the defensive line for UConn this season with 44 tackles and led the team with 6.5 tackles for a loss. He was also third in sacks with seven and had four forced fumbles.
Joseph is the team’s starting middle linebacker and was the team’s second-leading tackler with 86 stops. He had a key forced fumble in UConn’s win over Houston.
Thomas is the leading receiver for the Huskies with 54 catches for 719 yards with three touchdowns – including two in UConn’s win over Houston. UConn finished the season 6-6 and will await a bowl invitation, which will come on Sunday afternoon.