ELON, N.C. – Elon University senior offensive lineman CJ Toogood has been tabbed a 2018 Third Team FCS All-American Tuesday, Dec. 11, by the Associated Press.
The honor marks Elon’s 12th AP All-America nod and the first since wide receiver Aaron Mellette earned First Team distinction in 2012. Toogood is just the sixth student-athlete in Elon’s Division I era to earn AP All-America honors with three individuals making the list on multiple occasions. He is also the first offensive lineman to earn the recognition for the Phoenix.
A First Team All-CAA Football honoree last month after earning Preseason All-CAA honors before the season, Toogood started all 11 games and helped Elon’s rushing attack average 199.5 yards per outing to finish second in the conference in the category. He also blocked for a running game that scored 22 of the team’s 31 touchdowns on the year while also allowing a CAA-low 16 sacks throughout the campaign.
Toogood is one of eight CAA Football athletes to earn AP All-America honors and is the only offensive lineman from the league to earn the distinction.
Elon’s Previous AP All-America Honorees
2000 | Third Team – Roger Allen, Linebacker
2005 | Second Team – Chad Nkang, Linebacker
2006 | Second Team – Terrell Hudgins, Wide Receiver
2006 | Second Team – Chad Nkang, Wide Receiver
2007 | First Team – Terrell Hudgins, Wide Receiver
2008 | First Team – Andrew Wilcox, Place Kicker
2008 | Second Team – Terrell Hudgins, Wide Receiver
2009 | First Team – Terrell Hudgins, Wide Receiver
2010 | Second Team – Aaron Mellette, Wide Receiver
2011 | First Team – Aaron Mellette, Wide Receiver
2012 | First Team – Aaron Mellette, Wide Recevier
2018 | Third Team – CJ Toogood, Offensive Lineman