Dec. 10, 2004
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman senior tackle Ben Bainbridge has been named to the 2004 Walter Camp All-America team, it was announced today.
Bainbridge, a 6-foot-6, 297-pound left tackle and the Southern Conference's top offensive lineman in 2004, headed up an offensive front that helped the Paladins to a 10-3 record, SoCon championship, and appearance in the NCAA I-AA playoffs. Furman completed the regular season ranked No. 2 nationally.
A consensus all-conference selection, he was recently named by SoCon head coaches as recipient of the 2004 Jacobs Blocking Award, which is given annually to the top blocker in the league.
The Oklahoma City, Okla., resident, who played his high school football at Harrison (Ga.) High School, started in all 13 games this year and compiled a 90.4 blocking percentage on 802 plays. His work this fall featured 11 winning grades and two exceptional performances, including a career high mark of 2.03 (93.4 percent) in the Paladins' 31-24 win over Wofford. He earned starts in 36 consecutive games over three seasons.
Bainbridge becomes the sixth Furman offensive lineman since 2000 to garner All-America honors.