LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall senior cornerback Aaron Fant was named to the first team on the Lindy's Magazine/The Sporting News Preseason All-America Team. The honor is first for Fant and the first time since 2011 that a Diplomat was named a preseason All-American.
Fant (Madison, N.J. / Madison) had a team-best five interceptions with nine pass breakups last year. He led a defensive unit that only gave up 179.0 passing yards per game and was named to the All-Centennial First Team and landed on the ECAC South All-Star Second Team at the conclusion of last season.
F&M opens the season on Sept. 6 when the Diplomats host Lebanon Valley at 1:00 p.m.