Matt Boyce Named To D3football.com All-America Team

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by

Matt Boyce becomes Gustavus's first wide receiver to earn All-America honors.

St. Peter, Minn. – Gustavus Adophus junior wide receiver Matt Boyce (Excelsior, Minn.) has been named to the 2014 D3football.com All-American Team released on Dec. 19, 2014. Boyce, who takes home third team honors, is Gustavus’s first All-American since Joe Welch was named to the D3football.com All-America Third Team in 2008. He is also the program’s first wide receiver to be recognized as an All-American.

A First-Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region performer, Matt Boyce finished Gustavus’s 10-game regular season schedule one of the top-ranked pass catchers in the country. By the conclusion of the NCAA Division III season, which came to an end with the NCAA Championship game between UW-Whitewater and Mount Union last weekend, Boyce finished third in the nation with 17 receiving touchdowns. His 1,196 receiving yards ranked 11th in the country while his 119.6 yards per game average ranked 10th. Matt averaged 10.2 points per game (12th/NCAA) and 7.7 receptions per game (15th/NCAA).

Matt Boyce shattered Ryan Hoag’s 2001 touchdowns record of 14 and went over 100 yards receiving six times, which ranks second all-time. Matt’s 78 receptions rank third all-time while his 1,196 yards rank second. He eclipsed 100 yards receiving in six games and caught two or more touchdown passes six times. Against Crown and Augsburg, Boyce caught three touchdowns and racked up more than 150 yards. At the conference level, the Minnetonka High School product led the MIAC in touchdowns and ranked second in receptions, yards, yards per game, and yards per catch.

Boyce is one of eight receivers recognized on the D3football.com All-America Team. Jake Kumerow of UW-Whitewater and Rasheed Bailey of Delaware Valley were named to the first team, Holton Walker of Hampden-Sydney and Donteea Dye of Heidelberg were named to the second team, Matt Boyce and Roman Namdar of Mount Union were named to the third team, and Anthony Davis of Widener and Steve Koudossou of Wesley took home honorable mention honors.

D3football.com Release

 

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