LANCASTER, Pa. — Franklin & Marshall senior defensive end Joe Granahan was named to the D3football.com Preseason All-America Third Team. The honor is the second for Granahan this preseason, landing on Street & Smith's All-America Team as well.
Granahan (Garnet Valley, Pa. / Garnet Valley) became just the second F&M player to win Centennial Conference (CC) Defensive Player of the Year, following Jack Savage '89. He also earned a spot on the first team for the second consecutive year after leading the Conference in sacks (14) and finishing fourth in tackles for the loss (15.5). Granahan ended the season with 49 tackles (36s), four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and an interception. He was also named to the D3football.com All-South Region Second Team.
The Diplomats' inaugural season-opener in Shadek Stadium is slated for Saturday, Sept. 1 against Lebanon Valley at 1:00 p.m. F&M's CC opener is set for the following weekend when F&M travels to Juniata on Saturday, Sept. 8.