Wednesday, July 28, 2010

UAlbany FCS Football's Trevor Anderson Leads Group of Five on Phil Steele's Preseason All-NEC Football Team

Cleveland, Ohio - University at Albany's Trevor Anderson and Eddie Delaney are among five Great Danes named to Phil Steele Publication's preseason All-Northeast Conference football squad. Anderson and Delaney were first-team selections. Andy Sparano, Ross Bertrand and Herb Glass made the second team.

Anderson, a 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive tackle from Warnersville, N.Y., earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior, when he accounted for 36 tackles and 3.0 sacks. Delaney, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end from Holtsville, N.Y., totaled 33 tackles, including 6.0 for a loss, last season. Both players were key figures on a defensive unit that ranked first in rushing yards allowed (118.3 ypg) and second in scoring defense (18.3 ppg) among the NEC leaders.

Sparano (5-11, 270) will move from guard to center on the offensive line this season. A senior from Colleyville, Texas, Sparano is one of four returning starters in the trenches. He has made 29 career appearances and shared the team's 2009 top offensive lineman award. Bertrand, who hails from Stamford, Conn., is expected to start at cornerback for the third year in a row. He has 105 career tackles and eight pass break-ups. Glass, a junior placekicker from Miller Place, N.Y., led last year's team in scoring with 61 points. He made 12 field goals, the third-best single-season total in program history, and connected on 25-of-27 point-after attempts.

Paw Prints:
UAlbany was picked second by The Sporting News and third by Lindy's Sports in the national publications' preseason Northeast Conference rankings ... the Great Danes begin preseason camp on Monday, Aug. 9 with an afternoon practice ... UAlbany opens its schedule on Thursday, Sept. 2 at Maine (7:00 p.m.) ... the Black Bears are ranked in the Athlon Sports preseason national top 25 poll ... the Great Danes have won seven or more games in four consecutive seasons for the second time since the program became a varsity sport in 1973 ... the Northeast Conference champion receives an automatic NCAA FCS playoff berth for the first time in 2010.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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