PHILADELPHIA - Six members of the University of Pennsylvania football team received All-Ivy honors from the league office on Tuesday. Senior wideout Spencer Kulcsar earned first-team All-Ivy recognition, while seniorsRyan O'Malley, Dan Davis and Evan Jackson garnered second-team honors. In addition, juniorTyler Drake and senior wide receiverConner Scott received honorable mention accolades.
Kulcsar led the nation with 8.2 receptions per game. His 82 catches were second-most in a season in school history. The Haworth, N.J., native also finished third in the league with 884 receiving yards and 1,228 all-purpose yards. Earlier this season, he set the single-game school record with 16 receptions at Princeton on Nov. 8.
Davis led Penn with 8.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles to earn his third career All-Ivy honor. He was fourth on the team with 53 tackles, added 3.0 sacks, and recovered a fumble in the end zone in the season finale. O'Malley garnered his first All-Ivy selection with seven catches for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and was one of Penn's top blockers. Jackson, meanwhile, was marked as a second-team All-Ivy pick for the second straight year, after he led the Quakers in tackles for the second consecutive season. His 79 tackles were fourth-most in the league and included a 17-tackle performance against Brown on Homecoming. He also had four pass breakups, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in his final season in the Red and Blue.
Drake earned his first career All-Ivy accolade after he led the Quakers and finished second in the league with 6.0 sacks. He matched Davis with a team-high 8.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles, and was tied for second on the team with 58 tackles. Scott, who was a second-team All-Ivy selection in 2012, was not far behind Kulcsar this season with 51 receptions for 501 yards and three touchdowns. Hecaught a pass in each of the last 28 games of his career and finished with 151 catches (fourth-most all-time at Penn), 1,762 receiving yards (fifth-most all-time at Penn), and 11 touchdown catches (eighth-most all-time at Penn).
Penn finished the 2014 season with a 34-26 win at Cornell to claim the Trustees Cup from the Big Red. It marked legendary head coach Al Bagnoli's last game at the helm of the Quakers. Heconcluded his illustrious 33-year coaching career with a 234-99 overall career record and a 148-80 mark in 23 seasons at Penn. He finished with the most wins in school history, the second-most Ivy League wins in Ancient Eight history (111) and an all-time record nine outright Ivy League championships.