Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo has been named to the Associated Press’ All-America Third Team, becoming Syracuse’s first AP All-America honoree since Dwight Freeney in 2001 and the program’s 67th honoree overall.In his only season with SU, Etta-Tawo finished first in program history with 94 receptions, 1,482 yards and 14 touchdowns (tied first). Against then-No. 3 Clemson on Nov. 5, he broke Marvin Harrison’s single-season receiving yards record with three games on the schedule.Despite having played only 12 games, Etta-Tawo still ranks fourth in the nation in receiving yards and seventh in touchdown catches. Two weeks ago, the graduate transfer from Maryland was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team.Etta-Tawo was also a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation’s top wide receiver. The 6-foot-2, 202-pounder is projected to be a fifth or sixth round 2017 NFL draft pick, per CBS Sports. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21
Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah nodded the match-winner for Evian Thonon Gaillard who pipped Lens 2-1 to manage their first win of the season on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old scored just after the half-hour mark and defended gallantly at the Parc des Sports.Bottom-side Bottom-side Evian had lost four of their last five matches in Ligue 1 coming into this game, but their appetite for goals looked insatiable in the first half, and they were two goals up inside the first half hour.Cédric Barbosa pulled a training-ground free-kick back to the edge of the penalty area and Mensah thrashed the ball toward goal first-time. His initial attempt was blocked but landed kindly, and the big Ghanaian was on hand to thump home past Wylan Cyprien to make it 2-0.Wednesday night’s game is Mensah’s second Ligue 1 goal after scoring for Evian in a 1-1 draw with Stade Reims in 2013.