Lincoln's Green earns pair of preseason All-American honors
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln's Tim Green (Fanwood,
N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS) has already garnered some preseason
NCAA Division II football accolades, but he added to that list on
Green was named to the Lindy's Sports College Football and to the Beyond Sports Network's All-American Teams.
The senior defensive end led NCAA Division II statistically in sacks and was Lincoln's first-ever Division II All-American, grabbing the honors from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Associated Press Little All-American Team and D2football.com (honorable mention).
An All-CIAA first team performer and an ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Green was fourth on the team in tackles in 2011 with 56, including 43 solo stops. He added 15 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and one safety.
Green was tabbed last week as one of three players to watch in the CIAA by getrealfootball.com.
Matthew Coston (Queens, N.Y./Dover HS) was named to the Beyond Sport Network's All-American Team as an honorable mention selection. Coston, who ranked third in receiving yards per game and fifth in receptions per game in the CIAA, led the Lions in scoring with 42 points. He caught 54 passes for a team-high 821 yards, averaging 15.2 yards per catch. Coston added seven touchdowns.
The Lions open the 2012 season with the Battle of the First game against rival Cheyney at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1.