The list honors the top seniors heading into the 2014 Division III football season and was selected by the 2014 D3 Senior Classic bowl committee and the Team America coaching staff. It is based upon player nominations and evaluations made by college coaches, college sports information directors, regional scouts, and media.
Zackery (York, Pa. / William Penn) was named to the South Offense First Team as a return specialist. The senior receiver landed on the D3Football.com All-America Third Team last season and earned First Team All-Centennial Conference (CC) accolades as both a receiver and returner, second team all-region honors from D3football.com and a first team spot on the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South All-Star Team.
He put together the second best punt return average in the country with an 18.9 average and scored on two punt returns. Zackery added 573 yards on 23 kick returns, had 809 receiving yards with seven scores and took over the top spot in F&M history for all-purpose yards in a season with 1,730.
Fant (Madison, N.J. / Madison) received honorable mention on the South Defense at defensive back for his second honor this preseason. He was named to the first team on the Lindy's Magazine/The Sporting News Preseason All-America Team last month.
He had a team-best five interceptions with nine pass breakups last year. Fant 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.