Jung named first-team All-America
By SNC Athletics
DE PERE – St. Norbert College senior defensive back Joe Jung has been named a first-team All-America selection by D3football.com.
Jung, a Neenah native and a Neenah High School graduate, earned his first All-America honor by leading St. Norbert’s defense with a team-high 74 tackles. He had five interceptions, four passes defended, 2 1/2 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Jung had a season-high 11 tackles in a hard-fought 26-12 win over Benedictine on Oct. 1, and added 10 stops in a 52-14 win over Rockford University on Oct. 29. He also had two interceptions with nine tackles in a 7-0 win over Wisconsin Lutheran College on Oct. 8.
St. Norbert’s defense allowed over 14 points just twice this season and pitched two shutouts.
Jung’s selection marks the seventh consecutive season a St. Norbert gridder has earned All-America honors. Jung’s honor marks just the fourth time a Green Knights has made the first team of the D3football.com All-America squad, joining linebacker Jerimiah Janssen (2000 and 2001) and defensive back Joe Masciopinto (2003).
Jung was also named to the second team of the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) NCAA Division III Football Academic All-America Team.
He owns a 3.70 grade point average while majoring in accounting.
“Joe is an outstanding young man who has represented our school and program on and off the field in a first-class manner,” St. Norbert football coach Dan McCarty said. “It is gratifying to see his effort on the field and in the classroom be recognized as among the best in Division III.”
Jung is the 11th St. Norbert football player to achieve Academic All-America status. The Green Knights have had 11 football players acquire 18 Academic All-America honors.