CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Adding to his collection of postseason awards, junior Justice Shelton-Mosley has been named STATS FCS First Team All-America, as announced by the organization Tuesday, Dec. 19.
The honor by STATS is Shelton-Mosley's second All-America honor this season, as Phil Steele Magazine recognized his standout play last week. He was also a STATS third team All-America following his rookie campaign in 2015 and he has been selected to the STATS preseason All-America team each of the last two seasons.
This season, the Sacramento, California native was named All-Ivy League, All-ECAC and All-New England prior to earning the two All-America distinctions.
Shelton-Mosley was among the nation's best punt returners in 2017. He averaged 18.8 yards per return, good for first in the Ancient Eight by 10 yards, as well as ranking third nationally. His two punt returns for touchdowns, including a program-record 91-yard effort at Georgetown, ties him for the most in the nation. He led Harvard with 110.7 all-purpose yards, a figure that ranked sixth in the conference.
Shelton-Mosley has exceled returning punts his entire year in Cambridge. He holds the two highest punt return averages in program history with this season's mark of 18.8 yards falling just shy of 2015 when he averaged 19.0 yards per return. His 617 total punt return yards is second-most in program history, trailing on Colby Skelton '98, who had 825 in his career.