Another day, another collection of honors for Syracuse Orange wide receiver Steve Ishmael. On Tuesday, the senior was named a second-team All-American by both Sporting News and USA Today.
On the USA Today list, Oklahoma State’s James Washington and Memphis’s Anthony Miller made the first team, while Ishmael and Michael Gallup were on the second team.
For Sporting News, Washington was joined by West Virginia’s David Sills on the first team. Ishmael and Miller made the second.
As we mentioned in other articles, Washington’s really the only sure-fire inclusion, and the placement of the rest is largely dependent on what voters felt was most important. If touchdowns were the differentiator, Miller and Sills got the most credit. Receptions haven’t seemed to make a huge impact, since the only player with more catches than Ishmael this year (SMU’s Trey Quinn) wasn’t included on any of the lists.
There was also another team released on Tuesday, the CBS Sports list. But inexplicably, Ishmael was not included there (much in the same puzzling way he ended up on the AP’s third-team).
The full list of awards so far for Ishmael:
- AP (third team)
- AP All-ACC
- FWAA (second team)
- SB Nation (first team)
- Walter Camp (second team)
That’s probably the whole list, save a likely Senior Bowl invite. But whatever other honors come Ishmael’s way, we’ll have updates there too.