Priore is Ivy's Coach of Year, Shelton-Mosley top rookie

Nov 25, 2015 - 4:56 AM (STATS) - A stunning end to the season led to the first three-way split of the Ivy League title in 33 years, and it's only fitting that the architect of the most unlikely champion is the Ivy's Coach of the Year.

Penn rookie coach Ray Priore was an assistant with the Quakers for 28 seasons before leading them to a 6-1 conference record and 7-3 mark overall after they closed with six straight wins to earn a share of the crown with No. 19 Harvard and 20th-ranked Dartmouth.

Penn's championship run included a 35-25 win in Cambridge that halted the Crimson's FCS-best winning streak at 22 games. The Quakers also stunned then-No. 5 Villanova 24-13 on Sept. 24, beating their crosstown rival for the first time since 1911.

"I am humbled and honored by this award," said Priore, who is also in the running for STATS Coach of the Year.

"The 2015 season was a tremendous run for our program, and I am thrilled for the development and growth that we showed en route to an Ivy League championship."

Priore is just the seventh coach to win an Ivy title in his first season, joining Princeton's Dick Colman (1957); Dartmouth's Jake Crouthamel (1971), Joe Yukica (1978) and John Lyons (1992); Penn's Ed Zubrow (1986); and Cornell's Jim Hofher (1990).

Harvard freshman wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley earned a title in his first season, albeit in a different capacity as a unanimous selection as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Shelton-Mosely, a candidate for STATS Freshman Player of the Year, finished second on the team with 40 receptions, 589 yards and six touchdowns.

He capped the season in tremendous fashion during a closing 38-19 win at Yale, scoring three times - twice through the air - while hauling in five passes for 119 yards.

Shelton-Mosely was also effective on returns, averaging 33.1 yards on kickoffs and 19.0 on punts while returning one 86 yards for a TD against Columbia.

His efforts also earned him an All-Ivy selection on special teams, joining eight other Crimson players on the first team - including quarterback Scott Hosch, running back Paul Stanton Jr. and tight end Ben Braunecker.

Penn, meanwhile, pulled off another surprise as quarterback Alek Torgersen was named to the first team ahead of Dartmouth's Dalyn Williams, who settled for second-team honors.

Torgersen's 19 touchdowns ranked second to Hosch's 22, but he only tossed three interceptions and his 164.8 passer rating led the Ivy League.




Jacob Flores, Dartmouth (Sr., OL - Arlington, Texas)

*Anthony Fabiano, Harvard (Sr., OL - Wakefield, Mass.)

*Cole Toner, Harvard (Sr., OL - Greenwood, Ind.)

Adam Redmond, Harvard (Sr., OL - Strongsville, Ohio)

Tanner Thexton, Penn (Sr., OL - Somerville, N.J.)

Luke Longinotti, Yale (Sr., C - Burlingame, Calif.)

Scott Hosch, Harvard (Sr., QB - Sugar Hill, Ga.)

Alek Torgersen, Penn (Jr., QB - Huntington Beach, Calif.)

Cameron Molina, Columbia (Sr., RB - Broadlands, Va.)

Luke Hagy, Cornell (Sr., RB - Pittsburgh)

*Paul Stanton, Jr., Harvard (Sr., RB - Kenner, La.)

John Lovett, Princeton (So., RB - Hyattsville, Md.)

Alexander Jette, Brown (Jr., WR/RS - North Attleboro, Mass.)

Ryan McManus, Dartmouth (Sr., WR/RS - Mendota Heights, Minn.)

*Justin Watson, Penn (So., WR - Bridgeville, Pa.)

*Ben Braunecker, Harvard (Sr., TE - Ferdinand, Ind.)


Toba Akinleye, Columbia (Sr., DL - Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Cody Fulleton, Dartmouth (Sr., DE - Seattle)

*A.J. Zuttah, Dartmouth (Sr., DT - Edison, N.J.)

Copache Tyler, Yale (Jr., DT - Springfield, Ill.)

*Will McNamara, Dartmouth (Sr., LB - Chicago)

Folarian Orimolade, Dartmouth (Jr., LB - Burtonsville, Md.)

*Tyler Drake, Penn (Sr., LB - Plantation, Fla.)

Eric Medes, Harvard (Sr., LB - Mount Laurel, N.J.)

David Caldwell, Dartmouth (Sr., DB - Charlotte, N.C.)

*Vernon Harris, Dartmouth (Sr., CB - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

*Sean Ahern, Harvard (Sr., DB - Cincinnati)

Spencer Rymiszewski, Yale (Jr., CB - West Chester, Pa.)


Nolan Bieck, Princeton (Sr., PK - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

*Chris Fraser, Cornell (Jr., P - Potomac, Md.)

Justice Shelton-Mosley, Harvard (Fr., WR/RS - Sacramento, Calif.)

*Unanimous Selection

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