LANCASTER, Pa. - The postseason pileup of awards continues at Franklin & Marshall following the Diplomats 9-2 season. Diplomats' seniors, George Eager (Lititz, Pa. / Manheim Twp.) and Clarke Miller (Richmond, Va. / St. Christopher's) were named to the ECAC Southwest All-Star Football Team.
Eager was selected as a wide receiver and Miller was chosen for the offensive line. The pair played in the D3 Senior All-Star Classic earlier this month and were both named to the All-Centennial Conference First Team.
Eager hauled in 89 passes for 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2009. He was named to the D3Football.com All-Region team last week. His 8.04 receptions per game ranked 13th in NCAA DIII. He averaged 13.6 yards per catch and 106.3 yards per game, the 19th best average in the NCAA. His 89 receptions represent a single season record at F&M, while his 11 touchdowns and 1,169 yards both rank second in Diplomats' history.
Miller entered the season as the offensive line's only returning starter from the 2008 season. He anchored the right side of the line that protected for the quarterback that turned in the most proficient passing season in CC history. Miller was previously named ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II.
F&M went 9-2 in 2009 with a come-from-behind victory over Wilkes in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl. Head Coach, John Troxell, was named the Centennial Conference's Coach of the Year and is one of five finalists for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.