Tulsa Football Players Earn Postseason Honors
Dec. 13, 2000
Tight End Jarrod Roach was named to The Sporting News Third Team Freshman All-American squad. Roach, a redshirt freshman from Watonga, Okla., caught 22 passes for 229 yards in 12 games this past season. He had a career-best game with three receptions for 61 yards against Rice.
Junior receiver Donald Shoals was selected as a first-team all-Western Athletic Conference performer by both The Sporting News and Football News publications. Shoals, from Enid, Okla., had 80 receptions for 1,195 yards and five receiving touchdowns in 12 games. He was also selected as the second-team kick returner by The Sporting News. On the year, Shoals returned 17 punts for 266 yards and two touchdowns.
Shoals ranked second in the WAC and ninth in the nation in receiving yards per game (99.6). He ranked fourth in the nation in total receiving yards (1,195), 10th in punt return yardage (15.6), both categories in which he ranked first in the WAC. Shoals was first in the WAC and 11th nationally in receptions per game (6.67) and was 40th nationally in all-purpose yards (127.2).
Defensive end Drew McLaughlin was a first-team all-WAC selection by The Sporting News. McLaughlin, a junior from Midwest City, Okla., ranked third on the team in tackles with 62 stops, including 32 solos. He also added 2.5 quarterback sacks for -16 yards.
Cornerback C.J. Scott was named to the Football News all-WAC first
team on defense. A true freshman from Nashville, Tenn., Scott played in 11
games and was credited with 46 tackles, all but seven of which were
unassisted. He led the team in interceptions with five for 66 return yards
and in forced fumbles with three. Scott added six pass breakups and two
fumble recoveries to go along with five tackles for -13 yards.
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