Xavier Milton Named Second Team All-American

By  //  December 19, 2014

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First ever florida tech player to receive DAKTRONICS All-America status

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Florida Tech senior wide receiver Xavier Milton has been named to the DAKTRONICS All-America Second Team, it was announced Wednesday afternoon by the College Sports Information Directors of America. (Michael Brown image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech senior wide receiver Xavier Milton has been named to the DAKTRONICS All-America Second Team, it was announced Wednesday afternoon by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Milton is FIT’s first ever player to receive DAKTRONICS All-America status.

Steve Englehart

Steve Englehart

“It’s a great honor for Xavier to receive another post-season award,” said head coach Steve Englehart.

“It just goes to show all of his hard work and what he was able to do here for two years hasn’t gone unnoticed. When individuals receive honors like these, those are really team awards as well because Xavier has had so many people help him get to where he is right now. He would be the first person to thank all those other people who have helped him, such as the other players on the team.”

Milton ended his Panther career with the school’s first 1,000-yard receiving season, tallying 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to being named the Gulf South Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year.

Over the course of his two years in Crimson and Gray, the former Laney College standout has amassed 2,054 yards receiving and 21 scores.

It is just one in a growing list of accolades for the Alameda, California native. Earlier this year Milton was named an All-GSC honoree, DAKTRONICS and Beyond Sports Network First Team All-Super Region 2 selection and First Team All-American by USA College Football.

Milton is one of just three GSC players to garner All-American recognition.

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He is joined by West Georgia return specialist Denarius Appling and Valdosta State quarterback/punter Jake Medlock, who was selected for his kicking ability.

Ferris State quarterback Jason Vander Laan and Colorado State-Pueblo defensive end Darius Allen were chosen as the Ron Lenz Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively.


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