Amba Etta-Tawo Receives AP All-American Honors
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Associated Press has awarded Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo with Third Team All-American honors for the 2016 season. Etta-Tawo is the first to receive an Associated Press All-American spot since Dwight Freeney in 2001. He is the 67th Syracuse football player to earn the prestigious honor in the school’s history.
As a transfer from the University of Maryland, Etta-Tawo totaled 1,482 receiving yards over the course of the season, breaking the great Marvin Harrison’s record of 1,131 back in 1995. Etta-Tawo’s 14 receiving touchdowns also gives him another spot in the Syracuse record books, tying Tommy Kane for the most in a single season in program history.
Additionally, Etta-Tawo received ACC Player of the Week honors three times this season, and was named a Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist, given to the best receiver in college football.
While Etta-Tawo’s season with the Orange has come to an end, he has been invited to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, which will take place on January 28, 2017.