J.C. Grid-Wire Recognizes Hudson Valley's Emmanuel Marc

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College sophomore running back Emmanuel Marc (Spring Valley, NY/Spring Valley High School) has been named a First Team All-American by the leading junior college football publication, J.C. Grid-Wire.

It is the first time that a player from Hudson Valley has earned All-American honors from the publication, which chooses its All-American team from the 70 colleges in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as well as the 72 teams of the Community College League of California.

Marc, who recently earned First Team All-NJCAA honors, rewrote the Hudson Valley record book over the last two seasons. He led the NJCAA with 2,038 rushing yards in 10 games this season. For his career, Marc rushed for 3,273 yards and 30 touchdowns. His rushing yardage total eclipsed the previous record, 1,724 yards set by Dennis Greene in 1972, by 1,549 yards.

Established in 1959, J.C. Grid-Wire is a weekly newsletter dedicated to the coverage of junior college football.

Hudson Valley finished the year ranked 15th in the final NJCAA poll with an 8-2 record. In only their second bowl game in school history, the Vikings fell to Ellsworth Community College, 29-23 in triple overtime, at The Graphic Edge Bowl in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

J.C. Grid-Wire All-American Team

First Team Offense
Pos. - Name - Ht/Wt – School – Year
QB Devin Hollins (6-2, 200), West Los Angeles (CA), Fr.
RB Emmanuel Marc (5-11,197), Hudson Valley, So.
RB Tim Brown (5-8,185), San Franciso (CA), So.
RB Joseph Harris (5-9, 215), Butler County (KS), So.
TE John Wadkowski (6-4, 255), Ventura (CA), So.
WR Delanie Walker (6-3, 220), Mt. San Antonio (CA), So.
WR Todd Watkins (6-3, 189), Grossmont (CA), So.
OL Albert Toeaina (6-7, 340), San Francisco (CA), So.
OL Paul Soliai (6-4, 320), Coffeyville (KS), So.
OL Tommy Keyes (6-1, 295), Jones (MS), So.
OL Tyler Mcmeans (6-6, 340), Lackawanna (PA), So.
OL Duce Lutui (6-5, 370), Snow (UT), So.
PK Ryan Lux (6-2, 215), Palomar (CA), So.

First Team Defense
DL Domata Peko (6-4, 280), College of Canyons (CA), So.
DL Claude Wroten (6-4, 240), Mississippi Delta, So.
DL Brett Bischofberger (6-3, 285), Butte (CA), So.
DL D.J. Johnson (6-2, 294), Garden City (KS), So.
LB Justin Luettgerodt (6-4, 225), Foothill (CA), So.
LB Singa Iloa (6-1, 235), Dixie (UT), So.
LB Ryan Powdrell (6-1, 250), Saddleback (CA), So.
LB Terrence Smith (6-3, 235), Northwest Mississippi, So.
DB Scott Ware (6-3, 210), Santa Rosa (CA), So.
DB Maurice London (6-1, 180), Grossmont (CA), So.
DB Dashon Goldson (6-2, 205), Coffeyville (KS), Fr.
P Sam Paulescu (6-0, 185), Fullerton (CA), So.
All-Pur Larry Kendrick (5-11, 210), Pearl River (MS), So.