LANCASTER, Pa. – Seven members of the Franklin & Marshall football team earned spots on the All-Centennial Football Team. Five earned first team honors, one landed on the second team and one received honorable mention. The Diplomats now have 139 first team all-time selections, which is third in the conference.
Two first-team honors came on offense with K.J. Pretty and Brian Denoncour earning spots. Two more came on defense as Joe Granahan and Sebastian Silva-Muniz were honored and Kevin Lammers was honored as a first team specialist. Brendan Kilkenny was a second-team selection and Phillip Weiser received honorable mention.
Senior defensive end Joe Granahan (Garnet Valley, Pa. / Garnet Valley) became just the 46th player in league history to be named to the first team three consecutive seasons. The 2017 CC Defensive Player of the Year, Granahan reset both the Centennial and program record with 34.5 career sacks. He has started in all 10 games this season, and recorded 27 solo tackles and assisted on 22 more. Granahan has 11.5 tackles for a loss, including nine sacks this season, and three forced fumbles.
Junior linebacker Sebastian Silva-Muniz (Warwick, Pa. / Archbishop Wood) made his way to All-CC Team for the first time in his career. He has 36 solo tackles and 18 assisted this season, including 4.5 for a loss. Senior defensive end Brendan Kilkenny (Ramsey, N.J. / Ramsey) makes the second team for the second time after tallying 22 tackles (12s) with seven tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks.
K.J. Pretty (Bethlehem, Pa. / Freedom) picked up his second straight first-team honor. The senior wideout has scored in eight games this season, with three 100-yard performances after hauling in 48 catches for 812 yards.
Junior Kevin Lammers (Haddon Heights, N.J. / Bishop Eustace Prep.) moved up to the first team for the time in his career after receiving honorable mention a year ago. Lammers ranks first in the conference and 27th in the country with an 11.6 punt return average, returning 16 punts for 186 yards.
Junior left tackle Brian Denoncour (Broomall, Pa. / The Haverford School) made his second consecutive first team and joined junior left guard Phillip Weiser (Robesonia, Pa. / Conrad Weiser) on the All-CC Team. The pair helped anchor a line that paved the way for 1,463 yards on the ground and helped lead to five 100-yard individual rushing performances.
F&M will host Lycoming on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in the Centennial-MAC Bowl.