Three Diplomats Named All-Centennial

Three Diplomats Named All-Centennial

LANCASTER, Pa. - Three members of Franklin & Marshall College's football team were named All-Centennial when the squad was released by the Centennial Conference office on Monday afternoon. Players are named All-Centennial Conference based on voting by the league's coaches.

Sophomore wide receiver, George Eager was named to the All-Conference Second Team. Linebacker James Gregory and defensive lineman Andrew Rocks were given Honorable Mention.

Eager hauled in 70 passes in his first season in a Franklin & Marshall uniform. The Millersville transfer racked up 766 yards and caught eight touchdown passes this season. His 7.0 receptions per game were second only to Dickinson's Chris McInerney, while his 76.4 yards per game ranked third in the league behind McInerney and Juniata's Lance Tippett.

A Second Team selection in 2006, Gregory led all Franklin & Marshall defenders in tackles with 87 stops, including a team-high 47-solo tackles. He was second to Rocks in tackles for loss, setting opponents back 10 times for losses of 29 yards. Gregory also had a sack and six pass breakups to his credit this season. He was also named to the Centennial Conference's Academic Honor Roll.

Rocks finished the season fifth in total tackls. His 13.5 tackles for losses of 44 yards led the Diplomats, as did his five sacks. Rocks also recorded an interception and deflected a pair of passes.

Franklin & Marshall closed out its second season under John Troxell with a 4-6 record (4-4 CC). The Diplomats won each of their final three games of the season, with a pair of those wins coming on the road.