WASHINGTON - Georgetown University football senior defensive back Jelani Williamson (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) was named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Football Team on Thursday.
To qualify for the all-district teams, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and be a significant contributor on their team. The honor, which is the first of Williamson’s career, now puts him on the ballot for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team. First-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later in December.
Williamson, an economics and anthropology double major in the College, has played and started in all 10 games this season. He ranks eighth on the team with 44 total tackles and is third with 3.5 tackles-for-loss, while his 11 pass breakups rank third in the Patriot League. He has one interception and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned 32 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the final minutes of Georgetown’s season-opening victory at Campbell.
For his career, Williamson has 131 tackles and seven interceptions, tying for the league lead last season with four picks. He is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and was selected to the 2016 11-member Academic All-Patriot League Team.
Georgetown will return home to Cooper Field for the season finale on Saturday, Nov. 18 when the Hoyas host Colgate in a 1 p.m. contest. The Blue & Gray will recognize Williamson and its 26 other seniors in a pregame Senior Day ceremony.