Five Diplomats Named All-Centennial

Nov. 13, 2006

LANCASTER, Pa. - Five members of the Franklin & Marshall College football team were named All-Centennial Conference when the mythical teams were released on Monday.

The Diplomats' senior offensive lineman Brian Rice was the squad's lone representative on the First Team. Quarterback Kyle Turner and tight end Matthew Mondonedo each landed on the Second Team Offense. Defensive lineman George Farrell and linebacker James Gregory were each named to the Second Team on defense.

Rice is the only honored Diplomat who has previously appeared on the All-Centennial roll. He earned a First Team spot on the offensive line 2005. In 2006, the Diplomats' rolled up 3,472 yards of total offense and averaged 3.2 yards per carry behind Rice's unit.

One of the primary beneficiaries of Rice's performance was Turner, who passed for 2,171 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2006. He completed 170 of 329 pass attempts and averaged 241.2 passing yards per game. Turner was able to spread the ball effectively hitting six different receivers more than 15 times during the course of the campaign.

Mondonedo was one of Turner's steady targets in 2006, hauling in 21 catches for 201 yards. A particular threat in the red zone, Mondonedo caught a team-high five touchdowns this past season.

Farrell recorded 35 stops from his spot on the defensive line. Amongst his tackles were eight for losses of 32 yards, including two-and-a-half sacks for losses of 20 yards. Farrell was also named to the Centennial's Academic Honor Roll, a spot reserved for key players maintaining a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

Gregory piled up 54 tackles in 2006, 26 of which were solo stops. He finished second on the Diplomats' roster in terms of total tackles.

Franklin & Marshall finished its season at 3-7 under first year head coach John Troxell. The Diplomats finished 2-4 in Centennial Conference play picking up wins over McDaniel and Muhlenberg Colleges.