The honors keep rolling in this offseason for Syracuse Orange wide receiver Steve Ishmael. This time around, it was the Walter Camp All-America team that recognized the stellar senior.
As part of Thursday night’s College Football Awards on ESPN, Ishmael was named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation -- the 128th All-American team in the organization’s history. He and West Virginia’s David Sills made up the group of second-team receivers. James Washington (Oklahoma State) and Michael Gallup (Colorado State) took first-team honors.
Ishmael was one of 11 ACC players to make the list. He’s also the 16th in school history to be recognized as a Walter Camp All-American — and the most recent since Dwight Freeney back in 2001.
For 2017, Ishmael caught a school-record 105 catches for 1,347 yards, with seven touchdowns. He had seven games of 100 yards or more receiving, games and six with 11 or more receptions. His 2,891 carer receiving yards are the most in school history and his 219 catches are the second-best figure ever at SU.
You can add this to the growing trophy case for Ishmael, with at least a few more awards still likely on the way. He’s already been named an All-American by SB Nation, and All-ACC from both the league itself and the AP.
Congratulation to Steve on all of the recognition. Looking forward to the rest of the All-America announcements coming next week.