Doughty Named to CollegeSportsReport.com All-Division I-AA First-Team
Dec. 19, 2005
GREELEY, Colo. - University of Northern Colorado senior safety Reed Doughty earned yet another postseason honor on Monday, as he was named to the CollegeSportsReport.com All-Division I-AA First-Team for his performance on the gridiron in 2005.
Doughty, who had previously been named to the Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Network and American Football Coaches Association All-American teams, was one of four defensive backs to make the first-team. Doughty was joined on the team by Shannon James of UMass, Jay McCareins of Princeton and Tristan Burge of Eastern Illinois.
Doughty, who finished fourth in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award (given to I-AA's top defensive player), capped a stellar career by leading all of I-AA in tackles in 2005, registering 159 stops (14.45/game) during the season, including a season-high 19 against 2005 NCAA Playoff participant Cal Poly. Doughty had double-digit tackles in 10 of 11 games during the year and ranked in the top-10 in the Great West Football Conference in forced fumbles (3), fumbles recovered (3), passes defended (8) and interceptions (4). He capped his career by ranking third in school history in career tackles (466), fifth in career interceptions (14) and eighth in career fumbles recoveries (6).
The epitome of a student-athlete, Doughty compiled a perfect 4.0 gpa, was the top vote-getter on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American team in 2005 as well as one of 16 finalists for the 2005 Draddy Trophy (a.k.a. The Academic Heisman), for which he won an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. He completed his degree in sports and exercise science and graduated on Dec. 10.
Doughty will participate in the All-American Classic All-Star Game to be held Jan. 14 in Las Vegas and then continuing training for the NFL Scouting Combine, to be held Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis.