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Austin Taps - All IVY

Posted Monday, December 02, 2013 by Mike O'Donnell

Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Seven Quakers Named to Football All-Ivy Teams
Courtesy: Eric Dolan, associate director of athletic communications  
Release: Tuesday 11/26/2013
PHILADELPHIA - Seven members of the University of Pennsylvania football team were named All-Ivy on Tuesday as announced by the league office. Senior Chris Bush and junior Dan Davis were first-team selections, while seniorsSam Chwarzynski and Evan Jackson earned second-team honors. Sophomore Austin Taps, junior Kyle Wilcox and senior David Park garnered honorable mention status.
Bush and Davis each earned their second career All-Ivy honor. Bush was a second-team selections last year. This season, he started all 10 games at center and anchored an offense that averaged 26.1 points per game in Ivy play. Davis, who was a first-team pick for the second straight year, led the Quakers with a career-high 64 tackles, including a team-best 10.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks. 
Chwarzynski had an outstanding final season to earn his first career All-Ivy accolades. He finished second in the league with four interceptions - two of which he returned for touchdowns - and third in the Ivies with a team-best six sacks. He was also seventh in the league with his 9.0 tackles for loss. 
Jackson missed one game to injury and still finished second on the team with 59 tackles. He was among the top 10 in the Ivy League with seven passes defended (seventh) and two interceptions (eighth).
Taps, Park and Wilcox each earned their first career all-league distinction. Taps played in nine games and was second on the team with five sacks in addition to 8.0 tackles for loss. He was tops among Penn's defensive linemen with 26 tackles. Wilcox led Penn in rushing with a team-high 493 rushing yards and 4.8 yards per carry. In addition to his 11 catches and 122 receiving yards, Wilcox had four total touchdowns, including the game-winning 20-yard touchdown run to end the longest game in Ivy League history on Oct. 5 against Dartmouth. 
Park was the other hero in that four-overtime win over the Big Green. He was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week after he returned a fumble 84 yards for a touchdown and blocked the potential game-winning field goal as time expired in regulation. Overall, Park was fifth on the team with 48 tackles, second among Quakers with 9.0 tackles for loss and third on the team with 3.0 sacks.  
Penn finished the 2013 season at 4-6 overall and 3-4 in Ivy play. The Senior Class of 2014 finished with 24 career wins and two Ivy League championships (2010, 2012).

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