LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall College tight end, Michael Deutch, defensive lineman, Mark Surma, were named preseason All-Americans by D3proday.com. Surma was named to the third team, while Deutch earned honorable mention. The team is limited to seniors.
An All-Centennial Second Team pick in 2009, Surma served as the Diplomats' lone junior captain. He will reprise the role in 2010 following a season in which he posted 33 tackles, including four sacks. He forced a fumble as well.
Deutch was an All-Centennial First Team choice in 2010. He wrapped up the season with 35 receptions for 375 yards. He caught nine touchdown passes in 2009 to help the Diplomats to a 9-2 mark and the ECAC South-Atlantic title.
Franklin & Marshall kicks off the 2010 campaign on Saturday, September 4 against Washington & Lee University.