The Associated Press announced the 2010 FCS All-American team on Wednesday and three Wofford football student-athletes were among those honored. Eric Breitenstein, Pat Illig and Ameet Pall each earned second team honors.
Breitenstein, a sophomore from Valle Crucis, North Carolina, was first in the Southern Conference and fourth in the nation in scoring with 22 touchdowns. With an average of 126.08 yards per game, he led the SoCon and was fifth in the nation in rushing yards. His 1639 rushing yards set a new Wofford single season record and he tied a school record with eight 100+ rushing games in 2010.
Illig, a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, helped pave the way for the nation’s top rushing offense with 297.77 yards per game. The Terriers had six games with over 300 yards rushing on the season. Illig was part of an offensive line that allowed an average of only one sack per game, which was ranked 13th in the nation. He earned the Southern Conference’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy this season and is a two-time first team All-Southern Conference honoree.
Pall, a junior from Montreal, Quebec, helped anchor Wofford’s defense which is ranked second in the SoCon and is eighth in the nation. He had 12.5 sacks this season, which is the fourth most in school history and is ranked eighth the nation. He also ranks eighth nationally with 1.73 tackles for loss per game and his 22.5 tackles for loss are the third most in a single season at Wofford. Pall was the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
This marks the first time since 2003 the Wofford has had three players selected to the Associated Press All-America team. The Terriers ended the season 10-3 and were 7-1 in the Southern Conference to earn the conference title for the third time in the last eight years.