Cal (Pa.) football pair named All-Americans
Two Cal (Pa.) football players were named American Football Coaches Association All-Americans on Wednesday.
Junior defensive back Lamont McPhatter II (New Castle) and junior offensive lineman Craig McCorkle were selected: McPhatter earned first-team honors and McCorkle was a second-team selection.
This is the first time in school history in which the Vulcans have featured multiple AFCA All-Americans.
McPhatter led the team and ranked third in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference with five interceptions. He led NCAA Division II, and ranked fourth among all NCAA divisions, with 198 interception return yards.
He finished third on the team with 63 tackles (37 solo) after tallying at least five stops in eight of nine games played. He also recorded 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns as a junior.
McCorkle started 10 games at left tackle this season after making a combined 19 starts at right tackle the previous two years. He is the team’s active leader with 30 career starts despite missing four games over the last two seasons due to injury.