Page named third-team All-America by Phil Steele Publications

December 28, 2011 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren

Eric Page caught a school-record 112 receptions this year.

Toledo junior Eric Page has been named third-team All-America by Phil Steel Publications at “all-purpose” back.

In addition, Steele put Page on its first-team All-MAC team at wide receiver and punt returner.

Joining Page on Steele’s All-MAC first-team were senior offensive lineman Mike VanDerMeulen and senior cornerback Desmond Marrow. Second-team All-MAC selections were senior running back Adonis Thomas and junior safety Jermaine Robinson. Selected to the third team were sophomore center Zac Kerin and senior defensive lineman Malcolm Riley.

Page, a first-team All-MAC 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 catches 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; and he has thrown for a two-point conversion.

The Toledo native also is one of four finalists for the 2011 Paul Hornung Award. The Paul Hornung Award 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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