SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 9, 2017) – Senior offensive lineman Dillon Martin (Ashland, Mass.) of the Western New England University football team has been named a Division III Preseason All-American by Lindy's Sports in the publication's 2017 College Football Preview.
Martin, a two-time All-New England Football Conference (NEFC) first team selection, garnered D3football.com All-East Region second team accolades last fall. Martin didn't surrender a single sack over the course of the 2016 campaign, while helping to pave the way for a rushing attack that ranked 23rd nationally with 239.0 yards per game on the ground.
A marketing-communication/advertising major, Martin has appeared in 30 games over the first three years of his career.
Western New England posted its second consecutive undefeated regular season (10-0, 7-0 NEFC) last season en route to the program's third NEFC title. The Golden Bears, who completed a wire-to-wire run as the No. 1 ranked team in the New England DIII Football Poll, defeated Husson for their first ever NCAA Tournament victory before falling to Alfred in a second round contest.