Thursday, December 12, 2013

Troutman named Third Team BSN All-American

#39 Tanner Troutman
"Troutman earned two Team of the Week and Beyond Sport Network Team of the Week accolades" 
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Junior Tanner Troutman (Hegins, Pa./Tri-Valley) is the fifth Lycoming College football player to earn Beyond Sports Network All-American honors, as the defensive back was named to the website’s third team, it announced on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Troutman, a First Team Preseason All-American, finished the season tied for the national lead with eight interceptions, where he still sits tied with Montclair State's Matt Mancino. The First Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference pick also finished with 58 tackles, including 0.5 for a loss.

 The ninth defensive back in program history to earn All-American honors, Troutman earned two Team of the Week and Beyond Sport Network Team of the Week accolades, posting two interceptions in a win over nationally-ranked Delaware Valley and a school-record three against Stevenson. He also broke up six passes on the season, helping him tie for the league lead with 14 passes defended (interceptions plus breakups).

It is the third year in a row that a Warrior has earned All-American honors from BSN, as senior linebacker Kabongo Bukasa (Sharon Hill, Pa./Academy Park) was a second-team selection in 2012 and the trio of Ray Bierbach ’12, Anthony Marascio ’12 and seniorZack Czap (Philipsburg, Pa./Philipsburg-Osceola) earned the honors in 2011.

The Warriors finished 7-3 overall and 7-2 in the MAC under sixth-year head coach Mike Clark. The team claimed a share of the 15th MAC title in school history, tying for first with Lebanon Valley. The team was once again led by its defense, which finished tops in the MAC, allowing a league-best 304.0 yards, 91.4 rushing yards and 18.3 points per game.