MOUNT VERNON – Five Cornell College players have been recognized on the 2014 USA College Football Division III Preseason All-America Teams, highlighted by a pair of first team selections in seniors Myron Seabrook and Sam Cluck.
Seabrook, a three-year starting defensive back, landed on the first team as a return specialist. Cluck, a mainstay at left tackle, earned a spot on the first team offensive line.
A complete list can be found at 2014 USA College Football Preseason All-America Teams.
The Rams and Midwest Conference newcomer Macalester each fielded a league-high five preseason all-America selections. A total 25 players were honored from the MWC, including six first-teamers.
Seabrook and Cluck both received first team all-MWC accolades in 2013. Seabrook averaged 9.4 yards on 22 punt returns, while also leading the team with four interceptions – including one for a touchdown – from his cornerback position.
Cluck keyed a Ram offense that averaged 33.3 points and 435 yards per game last fall. Cornell had nine individual 100-yard rushing performances.
Connor enjoyed a strong junior campaign in which he totaled 30 receptions for 374 yards and three touchdowns. He was named second team all-conference last fall. Bedard was voted honorable mention all-conference after starting all 10 games at center.
Knake, a 2013 First Team All-MWC pick, posted a team-best 54 receptions and 656 yards with five touchdowns. He tied for the league lead with 6.0 receptions per game.
The Rams are coming off a fine 7-3 season in which they tied for second in the MWC standings at 7-2. Cornell opens the 2014 campaign on Sept. 13 against rival Coe. The 7 p.m. kickoff will mark the first-ever night game at Ash Park Stadium.