Two Weevils are selected All-American

Honors just keep pouring in for one University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevil ending his UAM career and another just starting his.

Freshman kicker Jamie McGee and senior defensive lineman Calvin Ursin have added another line to their postseason achievements list by being named to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Honorable Mention team.

“Jamie and Calvin both are tremendous players and even better people,” UAM head coach Hud Jackson said. “Being named an All-American is really not a surprise for either player. Jamie is a talented young man that made our football team better. Calvin might be one of the toughest football players I have ever coached in 21 years.”

McGee and Ursin were both named to the Don Hansen All-Region First Team in December. McGee was named Super Region No. 3 Freshman of the Year in addition to his all-region honor.

In addition to his Don Hansen regional and national honors, McGee earned spots on the Beyond Sports Network All-America third team, Daktronics All-Region second team and All-Great American Conference first team.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Lake Charles, La. native is UAM’s first ever placekicker to earn All-America honors. He broke school and GAC season records with 17 made field goals during the 2013 season. He was a two-time GAC Special Teams Player of the Week and tied the UAM and GAC record with three made field goals in a game on two different occasions.

Ursin, 6-0, 265-pound three-year letterman for the Weevils, was also an All-Great American Conference first-team selection after finishing the 2013 season with 63 total tackles, including 29 solo stops, 9.5 tackles for losses of a combined 34 yards, three sacks for 21 yards, one forced fumble and recovery, one interception and one blocked kick.

The Kenner, La. native racked up a season-high of 10 tackles in UAM’s win over Northwestern Oklahoma State University at home back in September 2013.

Ursin and McGee helped UAM to a 5-1 mark inside Willis “Convoy” Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium, winning the first five home games of the season before losing to conference champion Henderson State University.

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