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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Kauai's Dizon earns Camp honor

Colorado inside linebacker Jordon Dizon, a Waimea High School graduate, was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America team yesterday.

Dizon, a 6-0, 225-pound senior, was the league coaches' choice as the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named first-team All-Big 12 by both the Associated Press and the coaches.

"This is a tremendous honor for Jordon," CU head coach Dan Hawkins said in a release. "As I have said before, it's nice when the right players are recognized with the right awards. He's so humble and such a great leader and team player, it's good to see him rewarded this way. He is the standard, on and off the field."

Dizon wrapped up his regular-season career with 160 tackles, second in the nation, and was first in solo stops (120). He is also the nation's second active leading tackler, finishing fourth all-time at Colorado with 440 career stops.

"This has been a great experience, mingling with the best of college football," Dizon said from Orlando, Fla., in a statement released by the school. "Every which way you turn, there's someone you easily recognize. Not only my peers, but legends of the game. It's really humbling and reinforces the fact how lucky I am to be here and what an honor it is to be selected as an All-America. It's a dream come true."

Hawaii junior slotback Davone Bess was named to the Walter Camp second team. Bess is the Warriors' all-time leader in touchdowns scored and a three-time first-team All-WAC selection.

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