Six Named to ECAC South All-Star Team

Six Named to ECAC South All-Star Team

Complete Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Six members of the Franklin & Marshall football team were named to the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South All-Star Team. Four were named to the first team while two landed on the second team.  

E.J. Schneider, Brendan Wengerter, Brian Velasco and Jordan Zackery all picked up first team accolades with Sam Dickinson and Aaron Fant earning second team honors.  

Schneider (Barry Lakes, N.J. / Delbarton) reset the conference record and ranked fifth in the country in total offense (3,378) with 2,531 passing yards and another 848 yards on the ground. The senior threw for 19 scores and ran in 12 more, and ranks second at F&M in TD's responsible for in a season.  His 12 rushing touchdowns have him tied for first for the most rushing scores in a season. He was named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) First Team for the second year in a row earlier this season. 

Wengerter (Cresskill, N.J. / Cresskill) put together one of the most dominating seasons at F&M, ranking in the top 35 in multiple categories across the nation. The senior ranked ninth in sacks per game (1.2), 21st in solo tackles (6.6), 32nd in total tackles (10.7) and 34th in tackles for a loss (1.7). Wengerter ended the year with 118 tackles (73s), 18.5 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks while finishing seven games with double-digit tackles. He was named to the All-CC First Team and earned third team all-region honors this postseason.  

Zackery (York, Pa. / William Penn) picks up his third postseason award this year, earning First Team All-CC accolades as both a receiver and returner and second team all-region honors.  He put together the second best punt return average in the country during the regular season with an 18.9 average and also scored on two punt returns.  The junior added 573 yards on 23 kick returns and took over the top spot in F&M history for all-purpose yards in a season with 1,730. 

Velasco (Zionsville, Pa. / Emmaus) was fourth on the team with 62 tackles (49s), broke up five passes and finished with two tackles for a loss and an interception. The junior made his was to the All-CC Team for the second year in a row with a first team selection this season. 

Dickinson (Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand) was a member of one of best offensive lines in the country, allowing just six sacks all year on 367 pass attempts, which ranked fifth nationwide. The group finished seven games this year without allowing a sack and helped pave the way for 1,942 rushing yards. The senior was named to the All-CC First Team earlier this postseason, picked up third team all-region recognition and finished the regular season with a 91 percent blocking average, 43 knockdowns and allowed just one sack all season. 

Fant (Madison, N.J. / Madison) had a team-best five interceptions with nine pass breakups, both ranked second in the conference this year and led a defensive unit that only gave up 179.0 passing yards per game. The junior was named to the All-CC First Team earlier this offseason. 

F&M went 7-4 this year and finished the season with a dominant 38-14 victory over Delaware Valley in the ECAC Southeast Bowl Game, its fourth bowl appearance in the last five seasons.