Walter Camp names Eugene Monroe to All-America squad


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Virginia tackle Eugene Monroe has been named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. This is the second team Monroe has been named to in as many days. He was named a second-team All-America yesterday.

Monroe is the fifth player, and third offensive lineman, named to the Camp squad under head coach Al Groh since 2001. Elton Brown was Groh’s first offensive lineman named to the team in 2004, while D’Brickashaw Ferguson was selected the following season.

One of the nation’s top offensive linemen, Monroe received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy this season as the best blocker in the Atlantic Coast Conference as voted on by the league’s head coaches. He was named first-team All-ACC this season for the first time in his career and had the team’s highest grade among offensive linemen in seven of 12 games this season.

Virginia’s All-Time Walter Camp All-America Selections

2008 Eugene Monroe (OL) Second Team
2007 Chris Long (DL) First Team
2005 D’Brickashaw Ferguson (OL) First Team
2004 Elton Brown (OL) First Team
2004 Heath Miller (TE) First Team
1999 Thomas Jones (RB) First Team
1993 Mark Dixon (OL) First Team
1992 Chris Slade (DL) First Team
1985 Jim Dombrowski (OL) First Team

Monroe’s accolades this season include:
Second-Team All-America by Walter Camp
Second-Team All-America by
Recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best blocker in the Atlantic Coast Conference
First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference by Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association
First-Team All-ACC by Phil Steele
First-Team All-ACC by
Richmond Touchdown Club Offensive Lineman/End of the Year
ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his play vs. North Carolina