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Dillon Martin Named Preseason All-American

Dillon Martin Named Preseason All-American

2017 Preseason All-Americans

Ashland, Mass. native was also recognized as Lindy's Sports Preseason All-American

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 1, 2017) – After being honored by Lindy's Sports magazine as a Preseason first team All-American earlier this summer, rising senior offensive lineman Dillon Martin (Ashland, Mass.) of the Western New England University football team has garnered more national recognition with his selection as a Preseason second team All-American, the website announced on Tuesday.

Martin, a two-time All-New England Football Conference first team performer, collected All-East Region second team accolades last fall. He 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, which received preseason national rankings from both Lindy's (No. 21) and (No. 24), opens its 2017 campaign at home on Saturday, September 2 with the fifth edition of the Pynchon SAW rivalry game against Springfield College at Golden Bear Stadium.