Kevin Ferber '12 Named to All-America Team


AMHERST, MA – Amherst College’s Kevin Ferber ’12 (Mahwah, NJ) was named to the All-America Second Team this past weekend for helping the Lord Jeffs post a 6-2 record as a standout defensive tackle. Ferber is the only defensive player from the NESCAC to earn All-America recognition this year.

Ferber is only the fourth Amherst student-athlete to earn a All-America selection, an honor that was introduced in 1999. Defensive back Brian Daoust ’01 was named to the Third team in 2000, defensive lineman Pat McGee ’02 received Honorable Mention in 2001, and safety Fred Argir ’10 earned Second Team honors a year ago.

Helping Ferber represent the NESCAC this year on the All-America Team are Wesleyan running back Shea Dwyer ’11 and Trinity tight end Chris Hunt ’11, who were each named to the Third Team on offense. Ferber, Dwyer and Hunt become the 21st, 22nd and 23rd NESCAC student-athletes to earn a spot on a All-America Team. Of the previous 20, nine received Honorable Mention, five were named to the Third team and five were named to the Second Team. Scott Farley of Williams is the conference’s only First Team selection (2002).

In his first three seasons Ferber has totaled 100 tackles (18.5 TFL) and 12.5 sacks, also forcing three fumbles and recovering two. In 2010 he finished 14th in the NESCAC in tackles per game (7.4) and was among the top 10 in sacks (5.5, T-2nd), tackles for loss (8.5, T-6th) and fumble recoveries (2, T-4th). One week after recording a pair of sacks against Bowdoin, Ferber led the defense by breaking up a pass, forcing and recovering a fumble, and recording a team-high 13 tackles in a come-from-behind win at Middlebury.

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