Sports Illustrated names Page to All-America Team

December 15, 2010 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren



Toledo sophomore Eric Page was named second-team All-America as a kickoff returner by, according to its website.

Page was the only player from the Mid-American Conference named to’s first or second team.

This is the third All-America team that Page has made this season. He was named first-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and by Phil Steele Publications, both as a kickoff returner.

Page is the first Rocket ever to be named to the Walter Camp All-America team, and the first UT football player to make first-team on any All-America team since quarterback Gene Swick was named first-team by UPI in 1975.

Page, who plays wide receiver as well as returning kickoffs and punts for the Rockets, ranks fourth in the nation in kickoff returns (31.8 avg.) and is the only player in the Football Bowl Series to have returned three kickoffs for touchdowns this season.

As a receiver, Page is tied for fifth in the nation with 94 receptions, and ranks 18th in the country with 1,081 receiving yards.

He was named the MAC’s special teams player of the year, and made first-team All-MAC as both a kickoff returner and wide receiver.

Page will lead the Rockets vs. Florida International in the 2010 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit Sunday, Dec. 26.

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