CHICAGO – University of New Hampshire senior defensive end Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) and junior linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) have been named to the 2011 College Sporting News Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-America Team, the publication announced Aug. 4.
For McNally, a senior co-captain who set UNH's single-season record with 13.5 sacks in 2010, this honor adds to his impressive collection of preseason merits: CAA Preseason All-Conference Team; The Sports Network/Fathead.com Preseason All-America Second Team; Phil Steele's Preseason All-American Second Team; Phil Steele's Preseason All-CAA First Team; College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) D-I FCS Watch List and the Watch List for the Buck Buchanan Award, presented to the top defensive player in the FCS. During his junior campaign, the Cornwall, N.Y. native was feted as a College Sporting News Sweet-63 All-America, an ECAC All-Star, a member of the FCS All-New England team, Phil Steele's FCS All-America Third Team and All-CAA First Team.
Evans' other preseason accolades include a place on the CAA Preseason All-Conference Team, The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America First Team, Phil Steele's Preseason FCS All-American First Team, Phil Steele's Preseason All-CAA Team and on the Watch Lists for the CFPA and the Buck Buchanan Award. The 6-foot, 233-pound middle linebacker ranked second in FCS football with 156 tackles last year, which was the second-highest single-season total in UNH history. In 2010, he was feted as a College Sporting News Sweet-63 All-America, a Walter Camp FCS All-America and an A.P. All-America Second Team representative.
This is the 10th year that College Sporting News, the longest active news service that covers the FCS exclusively, has named a preseason All-America Team. It will release its 10th annual postseason All-America Team the week following the NCAA Division I Football Championship game, scheduled for Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.
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