Chalk up another accolade for fifth year wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo. The senior has been racking up All-ACC and All-America awards over the last couple of weeks, and today added another major honor by being named third team All-America by the AP.
Etta-Tawo, who transferred to the Orange from Maryland for his fifth and final season (as if you didn’t know that already), rewrote the record books under Dino Babers. The All-Conference selection hauled in a program record 94 receptions, for a program record 1,482 yards, and tied the program record with 14 touchdown receptions.
To put into perspective just how good a year Etta-Tawo had: in his entire career, Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison had 135 receptions and 20 touchdowns. So, yeah, it’s safe to say the Dino Babers offense is awfully kind to wideouts.
The only receivers ahead of Etta-Tawo were first teamers Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma) and Corey Davis (Western Michigan), and second teamers Zay Jones (East Carolina) and John Ross (Washington). Etta-Tawo is joined on the third team by Northwestern’s Austin Carr.
Bowl games count toward season stats, but as of right now, Etta-Tawo finishes the year fourth in the nation in receiving yards (Zay Jones led the nation with 1,746), fifth in receptions (Jones again, who had an absurd 158 catches to lead the nation), and tied for seventh in touchdown catches (Davis led the nation with 18).