GRANBURY, TX – Former Sagehen football player Jake Caron has been selected to the All-Tazón team as announced by Global Football today.
Global Football is celebrating 20 years of providing standout Division III college football players an opportunity to play football in Mexico by naming 25 players to the All-Tazón Team.
The All-Tazón team was selected by a panel of veterans of the Tazón De Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) and its Global Football-organized predecessor The Aztec Bowl, from games played between 1997 and 2016. Players were chosen based on their on-field performances and the leadership qualities they displayed south of the border, by 20-year veterans of the event, Global Football President Patrick Steenberge and player personnel director John Roslien (Central College), and several coaches who have traveled as members of the Team Stars & Stripes staff during the past two decades.
Caron was selected based on his performance in 2010 where he completed 14 of his 21 passes for 143 yards to go along with four touchdowns. Caron was also named as the game's Most Valuable Player by the media.
Caron ended his collegiate career at the top of numerous different record boards for the Sagehens. He finished first in career total offense with 9,224 yards, first in passing yards with 8,408, first in pass completions with 651 and first in rushing touchdowns with 45. Caron also completed his senior season as the number 10 ranked passer in the nation for NCAA Division III football and was the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Offensive Player of the Year.
Off the field, Caron was named a National Football Foundation Hampshire Academic Honor Society Scholar-Athlete, and was given the Daley Award as the Pitzer College Student-Athlete of the Year. He graduated from Pitzer in 2011 with a degree in sociology and a minor in world literature.
Caron went on to play in the Swiss Football Association where he played quarterback for the Bern Grizzlies and served as the Offensive Coordinator and the Strength and Conditioning Coach. Caron led the Grizzlies to their fifth Swiss League Title in program history in 2016 where he finished the season with a team-high 45 touchdowns. Caron also coached for the Sagehens as the Quarterbacks Coach and now currently works for the University of Redlands as an assistant football coach.