Page named honorable mention All-America by

December 14, 2011 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren

Toledo junior Eric Page has been named honorable mention All-American by at both wide receiver and punt returner.

Eric Page and his teammates celebrated in the end zone.

Last season, Page was named second-team All-America by at kickoff returner.

Page, a first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection at wide receiver, kickoff returner and punt returner this year, is Toledo’s all-time leading receiver with 293 career receptions. He has caught a school-record 112 receptions this year, ranking third in the nation and second in the MAC in receptions per game (9.3). He is 17th in the nation and third in the MAC in punt returns (10.9), and sixth in the MAC in kickoff returns (23.4). He leads the MAC and is seventh in the nation in all-purpose yards (169.3). He is one for three passing with one touchdown throw; he also has thrown for a two-point conversion.

The Toledo native is one of four finalists for the 2011 Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football. Page joins Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams, Georgia defensive back Brandon Boykin and Oregon running back LaMichael James as finalists.

Page was a first-team All-America selection by Sporting News and Walter Camp at kickoff returner in 2010, averaging 31.1 yards per kickoff return and scoring three TDs on kickoff returns.

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