Written by the SID office of Wagner College
Staten Island, New York State – Playoff accolades continue for senior outside linebacker Cam Gill, since he was named Thursday to the USA’s STATS FCS First All-Star Team.
The award follows Gill’s selection as All-American Hero Sports FCS second team on Monday, Associated Press third team selection on Tuesday and All-ECAC first team on Wednesday.
For Gill, this is the second consecutive season he’s been part of the prestigious AP Third Team, while improving on his previous selection as a STATS Second Team All-American in 2018.
Gill ended his college career as the Northeast Conference (NEC) all-time sack leader and repeated as the league’s defensive player of the year.
Gill is the only NEC player in the STATS FCS first team, while four other conference players were selected in the third team. The senior is also one of only two NEC players from AP Third Team and HERO Sports Second Team.
One of Wagner’s most decorated players of all time, Gill also accepted his invitation to compete in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. On January 18, 2020, while also ending up as an FCS finalist. ‘Buck Buchanan Award, the best defensive player in the country.
Gill became the fifth player in NEC history to repeat as the league’s top defensive player and ended his college career as an all-time leader with 34 career sacks. This season, the dynamic outside linebacker has led the league with 9.5 sacks while racking up 20 tackles for a loss and 60 total saves in 12 games.
The Douglasville, Ga. Native was also an All-America preseason selection by Hero Sports and was named Defensive Player of the Year by ECAC, Associated Press Third-Team All-American and Stats FCS Second Team All-American in 2018.
Rehearsing as an All-American, Gill becomes the first Wagner player since Phil faccone (2013, 2014) to repeat as an All-America selection and first defensive player since Al Philips in 2005 and 2006.