STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut junior running back Jordan Todman (North Dartmouth, Mass.) has been named the 2010 ECAC Football Bowl Subdivision Player of the Year.
Todman, who has already declared he will enter the NFL Draft this spring, was previously named a first team All-American by the Sporting News and an AP Second Team All-American and a Walter Camp Second Team All-American.
Todman was also named the 2010 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and UConn’s Most Valuable Player after leading the Huskies to an 8-5 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the BIG EAST, claiming a share of the BIG EAST Championship. UConn made its first appearance in the Bowl Championship Series as it played Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Todman finished the season ranked second in the country and first in the BIG EAST in rushing and was 15th nationally and first in the league in all-purpose running. He is the first UConn running back to rush for 1,000 yards or more in two seasons and has two of the top seven single-season rushing marks in school history.
Todman is third in career rushing at UConn with 3,179 yards and tied for third in rushing touchdowns with 31. His 1,695 yards this past season is second in school history while his 334 carries is second and his 14 TDs is tied for fifth. Todman had a career-high 222 yards of rushing vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 11), which is the tenth-highest in school history.
Also honored as ECAC All-Stars were senior offensive lineman Zach Hurd (Waterford, Conn.) and junior kicker Dave Teggart (Northboro, Mass.). Hurd was a first team All-BIG EAST performer for the past two seasons and blocked for four 1,000-yard individual rushing seasons during his career. Teggart was also a first team All-BIG EAST pick and had two game-winning field goals in 2010 – including a 52-yarder vs. USF (Dec. 4) that clinched the BCS spot for the Huskies.