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Jared Mohamed lands on STATS FCS All-American third team

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Cal Poly senior fullback Jared Mohamed has been honored as an All-American by STATS FCS. Mohamed, one of 11 players from Big Sky Conference schools on the list of All-Americans, landed on the third team.

Cal Poly's 21st 1,000-yard rusher with 1,172 yards, was named the team's most valuable player and offensive most valuable player at a team banquet earlier this month.

Mohamed (6-0, 227, Brawley, Calif./Brawley HS) recorded seven 100-yard games this season, tied for No. 4 on the single-season chart, and eight for his career, tied for No. 7. He scored four touchdowns -- two each against UC?Davis and Portland State -- finished No. 1 in the Big Sky in rushing, established a career high with 194 yards in the win over Portland State and was named to the All-Big Sky Conference first team.

"He took advantage of his opportunities and rarely missed his assignments," said Mustang assistant coach Eric Coleman. "He always did his job and did it well."

Added head coach Tim?Walsh, "He's a warrior. Joe Protheroe went down with an injury and guess who was ready. J-Mo is a winner in every way possible. He transformed himself from linebacker to fullback. He's not very vocal but he went out there and showed everybody who he is."

Mohamed is No. 10 on?Cal Poly's all-time list for rushing yards in a season and accumulated 933 of his yards in eight Big Sky games, averaging 116.6 yards per conference contest. Cal Poly has produced at least one 1,000-yard rusher in each of the last seven seasons.

Mohamed is the 22nd Mustang to earn All-American honors since Cal Poly elevated its athletics programs to Division I in 1994. Kenny Chicoine, Chris Gocong, Kyle Shotwell, Ramses Barden, Stephen Field, Asa Jackson and Joe Protheroe are two-time All-Americans.

The All-America team featured players from 54 schools and all 13 conferences. National semifinalist Sam Houston State had the most selections with five followed by Central Arkansas, Jacksonville State, James Madison, North Dakota State and Weber State with four each. The Missouri Valley Football Conference led all conferences with 17 selections.

The All-America team included 18 players who were named offensive or defensive player of the year in their conference.

From the Big Sky, first-team All-American honors went to UC Davis wide receiver Keelan Doss, Idaho State offensive lineman Skyler Phillips and Weber State defensive back Taron Johnson.

The second unit included tight end Andrew Vollert, place kicker Trey Tuttle and punt returner Xequille Henry, all of Weber State.

Joining Mohamed on the third team were Northern Arizona wide receiver Elijah Marks, Southern Utah offensive lineman Zach Larsen, Idaho State linebacker Mario Jenkins and North Dakota all-purpose player John Santiago.

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