After Syracuse Orange wide receiver Steve Ishmael’s confusing drop to third-team All-America in AP’s list, it was nice to see things appear more reflective of results on the Football Writers’ Association of America (FWAA) All-America team this year.
The senior Orange wideout made the FWAA’s second-team, along with Memphis’s Anthony Miller.
Over on the first team were James Washington (Oklahoma State) and Michael Gallup (Colorado State). As we mentioned in the AP post on Monday afternoon, Gallup and Ishmael have very similar numbers, save the 11 additional catches for Ish (and two more yards). Still, that didn’t seem to matter for voters — except this one, who logged his vote for Ishmael.
But the second-team nod is still a more fitting place than the AP’s third-team placement, which still puzzles.
Ishmael wrapped up his Syracuse career with a school-record 105 receptions, 1,347 yards and seven scores. He completed his career with the most yards in Orange history, the second-most catches and the fifth-most touchdowns.
Congrats on this latest honor, Steve. It’s great to add this to the list along with the AP third-team, Walter Camp All-America (second-team), SB Nation All-America, All-ACC, and AP All-ACC.