Jayah Kaisamba Receives the ECAC All Star Football Team Award
Fort Worth, TX – Jayah Kaisamba isn’t a guy who talks much, but in a much-hyped and eagerly anticipated presentation ceremony inside a crowded New Meadow Land Stadium, Jayah Kaisamba’s inclusion into the Eastern College Athletics Conference All Star Team said all the right things to his peers, scouts and NFL coaches all over the nation.
Jayah Kaisamba, the Defensive backfield player of one of America’s premier University, Georgetown University, is on the first team, finishing second in the league and tied for 17th in Division I Football Championship Subdivision with five interceptions. Kaisamba was second in the league with 11 passes defended, ranking him 30th in the nation in that category. Kaisamba helped Georgetown finish first in the league and fifth in the nation with 18 total interceptions. Kaisamba finished the season with 69 tackles, 5 sacks and a forced fumble.
A strong side defensive back end and arguably one of the most polished prospects at his position in years. In addition to having the ideal frame and uncanny athleticism, Jayah also possesses a tremendous motor.
“Jayah has greatly improved throughout his career, “Coach Kevin Kelly said.” I think that was evident in his production this season. His ability to create turnovers for us was huge.”
Jayah played two years of basketball and three years of track and football at LD Bell High school where he captained his football team as a senior. He was named first-team all-district and Team Defensive MVP in 2007 and he led his team in tackles and interceptions in his senior year. He was also the Home Coming King in his senior year.
Jayah’s expectations for 2011?
“Play, and make a lot of plays,” he said. “As soon as I step in there, I’m going to start because I want to repeat the same thing or more during next season’s competition. In a brief telephone interview with Jayah on Saturday, he admonished all youths from Sierra Leone to appreciate the effort of their parents and to use that same mind set to accomplish their goals.
Besides his athletic prowess, Jayah Kaisamba, who is the only son of Lansana and Hannah Kaisamba, is also a force to be reckoned with academically. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He was named Who’s Who among High School Scholars and National Society of High School Scholars. He plans to major in management or economics.
The ECAC honored the players and rookies of the year in each division and region on February 17 at the annual Eastern College Football Awards Banquet presented by Field Turf, an event held in the Touchdown Club at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is the nation’s largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with approximately 300 member institutions and over 122,000 student-athletes ranging across 16 states from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois.
Christian Foday Sesay Jnr., Texas News Correspondent
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