McDondle, Fox and Martinez pick up AP Little All-America Team honors

McDondle, Fox and Martinez pick up AP Little All-America Team honors

COMPLETE AP LITTLE ALL-AMERICA TEAM

NEW YORK (December 17, 2015) – Seniors Cameron McDondle (RB, Littleton, Colo.), Morgan Fox (DL, Fountain, Colo.) and Zach Martinez (OL, Redlands, Calif.) all earned their second All-America honor of the week, as the trio were recognized as members of the the Associated Press Little All-America Team.

The ThunderWolves have now placed 12 players on the AP Little All-America Team since 2008 and 42 players have earned an All-American honor of some kind in the same time frame.

McDondle was honored as a first team recipient, while Fox garnered second team recognition and Martinez earned a third team nod. Earlier this week the three were named D2CCA All-America First Team members. Fox is now an All-American three times over, as he earned American Football Coaches Association All-America honors last week. 

The AP Little All-America team is comprised of the top players at the NCAA Division II, III and NAIA levels.

ALL-AMERICA BIOS

Zach Martinez 

Started all 14 games at left tackle … D2CCA All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-Super Region Four First Team ... All-RMAC First Team member ... Helped guide a ThunderWolves rushing attack that ranks sixth nationally with 291.0 yards per game … Contributed to Pack rushing attack that became just the fourth in NCAA Division II history to produce both a 2,000 yard rusher and a 1,000 yard rusher in the same season … Guided Harlon Hill finalist running back Cameron McDondle and combined with brother Bernard McDondle for an NCAA record for rushing yards by two backs on the same team (3,674 yards) ... The offensive line allowed 19 sacks (-128 yards) to rank No. 29 nationally (1.36 in sacks per game) ... A two-time all-region performer and three-time All-RMAC First Team member.

Cameron McDondle

Honored as a Harlon Hill Trophy finalist ... D2CCA All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-Super Region Four First Team ... RMAC Offensive Player of the Year and an All-RMAC First Team selection ... Ranks second in NCAA Division II in rushing yards (2,235), rushing yards per game (171.9) and rushing touchdowns (24) ... Sits third nationally in rush yards per carry (7.4), sixth in all-purpose yards (177.85) and 10th in scoring (11.1) ... The yards total in 2015 is a program record, while he also owns the program record for touchdowns in a season (24) and in a career (60) ... Holds the single-season scoring record (144) and Oct. 24 against then-No. 7 Colorado School of Mines, he rushed for 308 yards, a new program best ... His total rushing yards this season ranks eighth on NCAA Division II all-time season yards list, while it is second most on the RMAC single-season chart ... His rushing touchdowns total is fourth in a single season in conference history ... Named NFF-Colorado Chapter Player of the Week three times and RMAC Offensive Player of the Week twice.

With 5,951 career rushing yards he is the program's leader, second all-time in the RMAC and 16th all-time in NCAA Division II ... He finished his career with 126.6 yards per game, 56 rushing touchdowns and 6.6 yards per carry (897 carries).

Morgan Fox

Honored as the runner-up for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award ... Selected to the AFCA All-America Team ... D2CCA All-America First Team ... D2CCA All-Region First Team Defense … Named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-RMAC First Team ... Leads the nation in sacks per game with 1.42, while the 128 sack yards is first nationally ... In 12 games he totaled 17.0 sacks to rank second in Division II and his 15 solo sacks was second ... Sits 17th nationally with 1.8 tackles for loss per game and has totaled 21.5 tackles for loss resulting in -137 yard (third nationally) ... Finished the season with 52 tackles (32 solo), forced and recovered a fumble and added one pass break-up ... Posted five multi-sack games, which included three sacks on three occasions ... Totaled a career-high 10 tackles (five solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards and two sacks (-20 yards) at West Texas A&M ... During the regular season, Fox was named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week twice and NFFCC Player of the Weekonce ... Member of a Pack defense that ranks second nationally in interceptions (24), fourth in scoring defense (15.8), 11th in rushing defense (94.6) and 20th in sacks per game (3.0).

Owns the program record for sacks in a season (17) and career (36) ... 164 career tackles (82 solo) ... 49.5 tackles for loss (-276 yards) and -250 yards from sacks ... Four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles ... 11 break-ups.

THUNDERWOLVES IN 2015

The ThunderWolves went 12-2 overall for their third 12-plus win season in the last four years. The Pack went a perfect 9-0 for the fourth time in the last five years to earn their fifth consecutive RMAC Championship.

CSU-Pueblo earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Playoffs and made its fifth straight appearance in the Division II postseason Nov. 21. The ThunderWolves hosted No. 5-seed University of Indianapolis in the first round and won 27-14, then took to the road for their first-ever true road game in the playoffs. The Pack traveled to No. 1-seed Midwestern State University and downed the Mustangs 26-17 to earn a spot in the quarterfinals for the third time in the last four years. CSU-Pueblo suffered a 31-7 loss to No. 6-seed Grand Valley State University in the game at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, to close the season and end the defense of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.