Anderson, Indiana

AU's Millikan named to AP Little All-American Team

Thu, 2010-12-16 13:22 -- univcomm
December 16, 2010

Anderson University's Jared Millikan was named to the Associated Press Little All-American Third Team on Thursday.

The Little All-American Teams are made up of student-athletes from NCAA Div. II, III and NAIA schools.

"That's a great honor and a tougher squad to make than the Division III All-American teams," said AU football coach Jeff Judge. "Jared had a great year and deserves to be on these teams. To lead the nation in interceptions for all divisions was a great honor."

Millikan had already been named to the All-North Region 1st Team on Dec. 9. The d3football and American Football Coaches Association All-American teams have not yet been released.

The junior defensive back earned a spot on the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football first-team, finishing the season with 34 tackles, 11 interceptions, and 10 pass breakups, including three touchdowns on returns. He led the nation in interceptions and interception returns for touchdowns and was one short of Larry Barkes' 40-year-old record for interceptions in a season.

Millikan also tied a school record with four interceptions against Mt. St. Joseph on Sept. 18, returning two of those picks for touchdowns. He also had an interception return for a score against Bluffton and had at least one pick in eight of 10 games this season.

AU finished the season 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the HCAC.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.